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Lee strikes twice to power Colonials

MORRISTOWN _ Joanna Lee thrives on being in the midst of the action. It's a given that Lee, a junior forward on the Morristown field hockey team, will be battling for the ball or helping to bring it up the field.

Golden Eagles coming together

DENVILLE _ The preseason was a trying time for the Morris Knolls girls soccer team. Injuries kept the Golden Eagles from putting all of their starters on the practice field at once. Four players sat out or were used sparingly.

Dodgers, Crusaders play to a tie

DENVILLE _ A tie provides the same result for both soccer teams, but that doesn't mean those teams react the same way afterward. After playing 100 minutes of scoreless soccer on Thursday, the Madison girls seemed a little more upbeat than their Morris Catholic counterparts. Both teams played to a 0-0 tie on the windy, damp turf on the Crusaders' upper field. Madison goalkeeper Meg Calcaterra made nine saves for the Dodgers (2-0-1) while Morris Catholic goalkeeper Kayla Murphy stopped three shots for the Crusaders (1-1-1).

Dodgers, behind Oates' OT goal, nip Chatham, 2-1

MADISON _ The situation - overtime versus Chatham - called for fresh legs and determination. Impressed with the play of Skyler Oates, who saw her first varsity action midway through the second half, Madison coach Ann Marie Davies wanted the sophomore forward on the field for the extra period.

Changes made Gutknecht more effective

MORRISTOWN _ When Mendham High School's Katie Gutknecht began taking lessons from Danny Wilson at the Randolph Tennis Center in February of 2010, her game was dramatically altered. "Everything about my game changed," said Gutknecht, who won the first varsity match of her career on Monday versus Morristown.