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Cougars win two close ones

CHATHAM _ After pulling out a 1-0 victory over St. John Vianney in the bottom of the seventh inning, Chatham coach Alexis Davies deemed her team "emotionally frazzled." The host Cougars, though, had enough left to prevail in a second nailbiter in the final of their tournament on Saturday, April 14.

Schwed's two-run homer boosts Colts

DOVER _ Kinnelon needed to turn things around and to do it quickly. With the Morris County Tournament seeding meeting looming, the Colts, winless over their first three games, wanted to make sure they didn't wind up at the bottom of the heap.

Morris Knolls is back on track

DENVILLE _ Morris Knolls coach Keith Heinemann didn't want to want to wait until crisis level for his team to address its issues. The problems were minor and Heinemann wasn't panicking but he felt the Golden Eagles needed to pull together after a shutout loss to Livingston.

McCall's RBI double lifts Chatham

PEQUANNOCK _ Chatham's McCall Moore stood in the batter's box in the second inning watching as pitch after pitch zipped past her. Moore, the Cougars' junior center fielder, was upset with herself for "letting the good ones go by" in her initial at-bat against Pequannock ace Dana Nielsen.

Bombers do all their scoring in fourth inning

BOONTON _ Perfection isn't easily attained and it may not last but, for now, Boonton intends to enjoy the ride. The Bombers, off to a 6-0 start, are actually giddy about their early season success. It's evident in the players' voices, demeanor and positive outlook.

Morris Hills' Castellano gets 100th career hit

ROCKAWAY _ Twenty minutes after Whippany Park's 7-6 victory over Morris Hills in the final of the Morris Hills Tournament, Wildcats coach Todd Callaghan was still astonished by what he witnessed in the fifth inning. Callaghan wasn't begrudging the Scarlet Knights the hits they got that produced three runs. However, he couldn't believe the uncharacteristic three errors Whippany Park committed enabling Morris Hills to load the bases with two outs.

Seventh-inning outburst key for Parsippany Hills

PARSIPPANY _ It was the spring of 2009 when Parsippany Hills' Katie Schnabel, then a freshman playing on junior varsity, hit the first home run of her high school career. Schnabel remembers the ball "rolling and rolling," giving her plenty of time to circle the bases.