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PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 1: Featuring Maggie Balderstone)

PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 1: Featuring Maggie Balderstone)

Defne Alpdogan, Maggie Balderstone, and Emily Mahaffy

March 22, 2020

Episode 1 of “Strong in Sports” features senior Maggie Balderstone ('20). Mahaffy ('20), Alpdogan ('20), and Balderstone sit down to talk about basketball, East’s athletic culture and what it’s like to be a female student athlete at East....

Alumnus honored at NJ swimming championships

Alumnus honored at NJ swimming championships

Jamie Bookbinder, Eastside Staff

March 14, 2020

East swim team alumnus Kevin Gillooly (‘17) continues to soak in victory after he helped propel Rowan to a first-place win at the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship swim meet that took place Saturday, January 25. At the NJAC competition, Gillooly, now a junior at Rowan, swam in several...

Expectations ride high as boys baseball season starts up

Expectations ride high as boys baseball season starts up

Jenna Garfinkle, Eastside Staff

March 11, 2020

Baseball season is here and the expectations are higher than ever with all of the accomplishments of last year's boys varsity baseball. But before the season starts, around 55 boys will try out all hoping to get a spot on the varsity team, but only about 21 of them will make it onto the team. Tryouts...

Cherry Hill East wins double-overtime in semi finals over Egg Harbor Township 57-55.

Cherry Hill East wins double-overtime in semi finals over Egg Harbor Township 57-55.

Nick Gangewere, Eastside Staff

March 9, 2020

The No. 4 Cherry Hill East Cougars have advanced to the NJSIAA Group 4 South Jersey Finals for the first time since they won it in 2015. That year, the Cougars made it all the way to the Group 4 New Jersey state championship, and this Cougars team has similar aspirations. An impressive win over this...

Cherry Hill East advances past Eastern with 66-54 win.

Cherry Hill East advances past Eastern with 66-54 win.

Nick Gangewere, Eastside Staff

March 7, 2020

The No. 4 Cougars put on a show against rivals No. 5 Eastern at East on Thursday afternoon. In a game that was as intense as it can get, East was able to pull ahead late with some smooth shooting from the sophomore trio of Jake Green (‘22), Drew Greene (‘22) and E.J. Matthews-Spratley (‘22). The...

COLUMN: Zachary Berger’s March Madness, Week Two

COLUMN: Zachary Berger’s March Madness, Week Two

Zachary Berger, Eastside Staff

March 5, 2020

Welcome to week two of my March Madness column! We are officially nine days (as of 3/6) from Selection Sunday, when the bracket is released. Time is ticking and it’s time to start thinking about how this bracket is going to shape up. This week, I want to familiarize the casual college basketball fans...

Cherry Hill East pulls ahead late to beat Shawnee 47-29 in playoffs round one.

Cherry Hill East pulls ahead late to beat Shawnee 47-29 in playoffs round one.

Nick Gangewere and Ryan Lafferty

March 5, 2020

The number four Cherry Hill East Cougars storm into the second round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 playoffs after an impressive win over the number 12 Shawnee Renegades at East on Tuesday the 3rd. Both teams entered the game on cold streaks, with Shawnee having lost their last ten and East having...

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey Captures their 4th Consecutive SJHSHL Title

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey Captures their 4th Consecutive SJHSHL Title

Andrew Maier, Eastisde Photo Editor

March 2, 2020

3 periods. Overtime. The cougars ground out a 4-3 OT win over Clearview High School. View pictures from the game below. Click here to download the pictures! ...

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey lands a spot in the SJHSHL Championship

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey lands a spot in the SJHSHL Championship

Andrew Maier, Eastisde Photo Editor

February 28, 2020

The Cougars traveled to Sewell, NJ with one goal: making the SJHSHL Championship. Their 3-2 win over Clearview checked that goal off. The Cougars will play on Monday, March 2nd at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. Check out pictures from the game below! Download pictures from the game here! ...

COLUMN: Zachary Berger’s March Madness, Week One

COLUMN: Zachary Berger’s March Madness, Week One

Zachary Berger, Eastside Staff

February 27, 2020

It’s almost March. Time to start thinking about college basketball. Brackets, buzzer beaters, upsets and everything else associated with the insanity that is March Madness. This column, which will be updated weekly, will keep you in touch with everything going on in the college basketball world,...

Cherry Hill East loses a thriller to Paul VI 61-55

Cherry Hill East loses a thriller to Paul VI 61-55

Nick Gangwere, Eastside Staff

February 25, 2020

In arguably East’s (17-8) best game of the year to date, they fell victim to a powerful scoring attack from Paul VI (19-6) at Dibart on Monday afternoon. The non-conference showdown saw flare from the Cougars that has been lacking over the past few weeks. Senior Ryan Greene (‘20) finished with 19...

Recruitment Process of Senior Athletes

Recruitment Process of Senior Athletes

Abby Yu, Eastside Staff

February 24, 2020

Story originally appeared in the 2020 February Issue The recruitment process is, arguably, one of the most stressful periods in high school for a student-athlete. From visits to interviews to choosing a major to pursue, these athletes have a lot to keep track of while being recruited. The co...

Coach Bo Wood’s legacy shows the best of East sports

Coach Bo Wood’s legacy shows the best of East sports

Lily Lazarus, Eastside Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

Story Originally appeared in 2020 February Issue The name of Coach Bo Wood has been well-known in the Cherry Hill East community ever since he led the Cougars football team to a state championship victory in 1988. However, his journey did not start at East. Wood was a three-sport athlete at Haddo...

Cherry Hill East Cougars hold on to Beat Northern Burlington 54-51.

Cherry Hill East Cougars hold on to Beat Northern Burlington 54-51.

Nick Gangewere, Eastside Staff

February 22, 2020

The Cherry Hill East Cougars (17-7) snapped a three-game losing streak with a three-point victory over the Northern Burlington Greyhounds (13-11) at Dibart on Friday afternoon. East held off a late fourth quarter push to seal their 17th win of the season. Sophomore, Drew Green (‘22), finished with...