Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of Fame

- The Teams -

 

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1932 Football - Inducted in 1992
The first undefeated and untied team in OCHS football history, the 1932 Raiders were directed by first-year coach Von Henroid. They outscored their opponents, 197-6, giving up the fewest points of any team in Raider history. Romeo Adelizzi led the team in scoring with 71 points. Luke McCallion scored 38 points, Felix Selvagn added 20, Tom Jeanneret got 19, Walt Kensil scored 18 and Frank Taccarino 13. The other three touchdowns that season were scored by Fred Tarves, Joe Guarracino and Tony Impagliazzo, each finishing with six points.



1954-55 Boys Basketball - Inducted in 1989
They were 21-1 and coached by a young Dixie Howell. They played a strong Wildwood team four times, with two going into overtime. These Raiders won the CAL title by beating the Warriors in a playoff and edged North Arlington, 58-56, for the State Group 1 championship.The only loss was to Wildwood, 49-47, in sudden death overtime. Seniors Joe Kennedy (15.9), Frank Wickes (15.7) and Chick McDowell (12.6) led the scoring. Ted Ford, Harry Hoff, Nate Davis, Phil Huber, Bernie Carter and Sam Foglio split up the rest of the playing time.



1963-64 Boys Basketball - 
Inducted in 1991
This was a team that came together in the second half of the season to bring OCHS its second state championship. These Raiders lost three times in their first eight games, including twice to CAL champion Mainland. But they went 16-1 after that, beating Glassboro for the South Jersey title and North Arlington for the state Group 2 crown in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Convention Hall. They won their five tournament games by an average of 16 points. The team was led by three-year starter John Cranston (18.8ppg), a senior point guard. Seniors Bill Haynes (11.1ppg, 14.8rpg) and Ed McClain (9.8ppg, 12.0rpg) supplied the inside strength. Juniors Randy Fox (10.9) and Barry Banks (9.7) joined Cranston in the backcourt. The key subs were John Laudenslager, Rick Howell, Craig French, Bud Swan and Jim Wimberg.



1978-79 Girls Basketball - Inducted in 1995
Led by senior forward Lisa Foglio, who set a new South Jersey career scoring record that year, and junior guard Anne Brinkmann, this was the only OCHS girls basketball team to reach the state final. Foglio shot 50 percent from the floor, 83 percent from the line, had 389 rebounds, 201 steals, 86 assists, 48 blocked shots and a 26.6 scoring average. She was the CAL player of the year and first team, All-South Jersey. The center was Chris Quinn, later the South Jersey winner of the most courageous athlete award for her recovery from serious burns as a child. The other forward was Courtney Vanderslice and the other guard was Marge Brinkmann, Anne's twin sister. The Brinkmanns combined for 338 assists in 28 games that year. There also was Sandy Carroll, Maureen Barr, Coco Vanderslice, Kathy Urban and Marcia Dunmore.




1984 Football - Inducted in 1990
This team, coached by Ed Woolley, set the standard for OCHS football. It was the first team to win 10 games (they were 10-1), the first to win a South Jersey title on the field (they beat Willingboro at Carl Lewis Stadium) and was led by Frank Sayers, whose 1,200 yards rushing, 14 touchdowns and 62 tackles comprised one of the finest all-around seasons in school history. All-South Jersey players from the team included offensive lineman Fritz Ferrell, defensive linemen Trip Snyder and John Murphy, and defensive back David Miller.





1988 Girls Cross Country - Inducted in 1994
This team was the NJSIAA State Group 3 champions and won a third straight South Jersey title. It was the first OCHS girls team to ever win a state title. Coached by Mike Naples, the leading runners were Alison Amicone, Kelli Dougherty, Lori Heywood, Terry Dougherty, Kate Bell and Meggin Farrell. They dedicated their season to Dixie Howell, who had died a month before it began.





1994 Girls Track - Inducted in 2002
This Mike Naples-coached team won everything. Not only was the team 9-0 in dual meets (winning each by an average of 62.9 points) plus state and South Jersey Group 3 champions, they also won the Wildcat Relays, West Deptford Relays, Woodbury Relays, Rowland Relays and Cape May County meet. During the season, Megan Hartman set school records in both the 1600 and 3200 meters, Kellie Adams set school marks in the 100 hurdles and long jump, and the quartet of Adams, Mary Beth Wendorf, Janine Minehan and Shelly Solheim were the all-time best in the 4x400 relay. Four of those five records still stand.





1996 Football Team - Inducted in 2017
In the 1996-97 school year, Ocean City High School was in Group 4 for the only year of its existence. The Raiders competed with the schools with the largest enrollment. This football team did more than compete. During the regular season they defeated nine teams by an average of 31 points each. In the NJSIAA playoffs they drew the two teams rated highest in South Jersey - Washington Township and Shawnee - and defeated them by a combined 65 points. These Raiders were ranked No. 1 in South Jersey, No. 3 in New Jersey and No. 8 in the East by USA Today. Kevin Sinclair, Scott Lipford, Dennis Singleton and Greg LeFever were all named all-state, but this team was far more than the sum of its parts.





1997 Field Hockey Team - Inducted in 2017
This team was the first Ocean City High School field hockey team to win a state championship, though two more followed the next two seasons. These Raiders, who finished the season 24-1, were led by midfielder Abbey Woolley, who had 41 goals, a school record at the time, and 10 assists. Forwards Jenee Doto (17 goals) and Meg Edwards (12 assists) joined Woolley on the CAL all star team. Cory Picketts (9 goals), an all star on defense, helped goalkeeper Jen Cushinotto accumulate 17 shutouts. Annie Degenhardt, Becky Juzwiak and Karen Foster were also all stars. Ocean City defeated Mainland to win South Jersey, Picketts' overtime goal beat Ocean Township in the state semi-final and Woolley had a hat trick in the win over High Point in the state final.





2010 Baseball Team - Inducted in 2019
This team was the first Ocean City High School baseball team to win a South Jersey championship on the field, finishing 21-9, a new school record for wins. The team struggled a bit in the early season, though they swept three games in Florida, but they entered the Group 3 Tournament with 10 wins in 12 games. These Raiders defeated Highland for the South Jersey title and topped Hopewell Valley in the state semifinal at The College of New Jersey. Brian Longo set four school records, including most hits and runs in a season. Tyler Reich and Andy Fiorentino led the team with 28 RBIs each, Fiorentino also setting a new mark when he was hit by a pitch 12 times. Colin Norton set a school record by throwing out 23 baserunners. And the versatile Connor Ortolf was an all star outfielder who also made 12 strong starts on the mound. Kolya Stephenson, John Huff, Tom Ballezzi and Beau Hall were also key pitchers.





2018 Induction Ceremony Video