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Wayne County Update

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Girls Tennis vs. Chen-A-Wanda, July 26

The 9th grade lower seniors are moving forward towards a finals match-up with a solid 5-0 victory against Chen-A-Wanda. All the singles matches were won handedly by Ella S., Juia K. and Dani S. (8-1)(8-2)(8-1) respectively. Smart decisions led to solid shot making by all three players, with some unnecessary unforced errors mixed in. All in all, three were solid performance from Starlight. At the #1 doubles position the team of Allison M. and Madison L. were tested, but cam through with a 8-6 victory. Communication was key in the victory. Madison L. served great and Allison M. had solid net play. Abby R. and Jesse F. played well together for the first time coming away with an 8-0 victory. Good overall teamwork and solid performances by everyone. Congrats to the 9th grade girls moving toward the finals.

Coach Craig Cooper, Rachel Mills, Gabby Samkova

6th Grade Boys Soccer vs. Chen-A-Wanda

The 6th graders hosted Chen-A-Wanda, a team they last met as 4th graders in 2012.  That game ended with Starlight winning 2-0, and this game was also a close affair.  Chen-A-Wanda nicked a goal against the run of play to take a one-nil lead.  Starlight responded in kind to level the contest before a Chen-A-Wanda goal a minute before half-time saw Starlight head to the break with it all to do in the second half.

A good start saw Starlight level within five minutes, and then with 8 minutes remaining Starlight took the lead for the first time in the game, something they would not relinquish running out winners 3-2.  Aidan C.  made a number of fine saves, especially in the dying minutes with Chen-A-Wanda, trying to send the game into overtime.  Ethan B. and Harrison S. put in fine performances at the back, as did Jack T. in midfield.

Starlight is now headed to the championship game where they will likely face Wayne.

Wayne County Update

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Baseball vs. Camp Chen-A-Wanda, July 20

7th grade Starlight lost a tough game at Chen-A-Wanda at home. Fielding proved to be the most important factor in this game. Camp Starlight committed 7 errors while Chen-A-Wanda only committed 1 error. Starlight had 4 hits while Chen-A-Wanda only had 2 hits, but 8 walks in a 7-1 victory over Starlight. Great efforts by Eric M, Ben G., Cooper G. and Gabriel F. must be noted. Additionally in the 7th grade game, Starlight was not selective at the plate swinging at anything close early in the count. Not waiting for the right pitch definitely proved to be important and detrimental for the Starlight hitter. Also, many players lost focus after being down early and never gained it back. Final score of 14-1. Jacob P. was strong for 5 innings of no hit pitching!

Baseball vs. Camp Lavi, July 21

The 4th grade team pitchers threw 4 innings of no hit ball! Pitcher Jared S. and Charlie G. only walked 2 while the offense scored 6 runs in a 6-1 victory over Camp Lavi! Key batters were Jackson F. and Ryan G., both with 2 hits each.

Boys Tennis vs. Camp Tioga,  July 21

The 5th grade and under boys are moving on to the finals in Wayne County Competition with a convincing win over Camp Tioga 4-1 in the semis. At 1st singles Sloan S. fell 8-6 to a strong player from Italy.  At 2nd singles Jaden Y. maintained his concentration and focus played the big points smart and won 8-5. Jake P. at 3rrd singles had to fight back and then took control of the match winning 8-6. In fine fashion the 1st doubles team of Max G. and Ben M. played solidly and communicated will in a dominating 8-2. At two doubles the new team of Dylan K. and Jonah M. played together in winning their first match 8-3. Congrats to the entire 5th grade team, moving on to the finals. We are excited for great things to come!

Final Score 4-1, W

Coaches Craig Cooper and David Wilford

Girls Tennis vs. Camp Wayne, July 21

The 5th grade and under girls came through gloriously with a sweep 5-0 over Camp Wayne in their second Wayne County match. Emerson P. and Hannah S. were tested in their matches and came through 6-4, 6-3 respectively. Heather G. won going away 6-0. Both doubles teams oh Hannah J. /Hannah W.  and Sklyer C. /Juliette S. dominated by winning (6-0)-(6-0). Everyone is having fun competing and learning more about the game of tennis every day. Congrats moving on Starlight 5th grade girls!

Final Score 5-0, W

Coaches: Craig Cooper, Dani Rubenstein and Amanda Gilberg

Wayne County Update

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Boys Basketball vs. Camp Wayne, July 18

The 9th grade team began the season the same way they ended as 8th graders, playing like champions. With a suffocating defense and total team play we jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Zach R. who led all with 28 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 blocks scored the first 7 points of the game. Camp Wayne was in the rear view the test of the game.

Top Scorers:

Jordan K. 4 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists

Gregory K. 4 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal

Fisher R. 3 points, 1 steal

Ethan E. 10 points, 1 steal

Jared G. 2 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals

Sam K. 1 steak, 1 assist

Noah R. 5 points. 2 assists

Matt F. 2 points. 2 rebounds

Jake M. 3 rebounds

Oscar O. 1 assist

Final Score 58-38, W

Coach: Diego McCoy

Lacrosse vs. Camp Towanda, July 13

The Starlight 6th grade lacrosse played an outstanding game against Towanda. The leading scorers were Daryn C. (8) and Sabrina W (5). The Starlight girls won almost every draw in which Maddie S.-who also had 2 goals was very committee to getting the ball on our side. The game was very fast paced and full of skill. Out amazing goalie Julie G. had 7 saves; she played an amazing game as well as the rest of our girls. The game ended with an incredible score of 20-9.

Coaches: Daniels Delgado Devon Himelman

Wayne County Update

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

10th  and 11th grade girls basketball vs. Camp Shoshanim, July 17

Starlight took home a win in their game against Camp Shoshanim. Molly B. scored 17 points and Jessica R. 12 points. The girls played with determination throughout the game. Great job, ladies!

Final Score 40-24, W

Coaches: Janelle Floyd and Kendall Minta

Senior Wayne County Gymnastics Invitational, July 17

Starlight was awarded third place team at the Senior Wayne County Gymnastics Invitational. Elle B. came in 11th overall and Lily K. came in 15th overall. The senior girls are looking forward to the next meet.

Coaches: Victor Randazzo, Maxine Irvine, Sally Hawkridge

Starlight vs. Camp Chen-a-Wanda Boys Tennis, July 17

An all-around great match by the entire team winning 5-0 over their weaker opponent. Sloan S. continued his winning ways over an older play 8-3 with some amazing shot making; his technique and shot selection was impeccable. Jake P. played outstanding in an 8-0 victory. Daniel W sealed the match with a convincing 8-3 victory. Both doubles teams of Aaron K. and Jake G. and Blaze S. and Ryan R., won easily over their less experience opponents (8-0) (8-0). Great job Camp Starlight moving forward towards the finals.

Final Score 5-0, W

Coaches: Craig Cooper Jock Cooney

Starlight vs. Camp Chen-a-Wanda Boys Tennis, July 17

The 10th/11th  grade boys were outmatched by a strong Chen-a-Wanda team. At 1 singles CA Jordan K. fell 0-8 although he had many long points and games. By far the best match of the day was CA Justin G. at 2 singles that went back and forth with his opponent for over an hour before falling 8-6. Great match, great competition. Nathan W. lost 8-0 and both doubles team played strong matches, but fell as well (8-3) (8-5) respectively.

Final Score 0-5,L

Coaches: Craig Cooper  David Willford

8th grade basketball vs. Camp Morasha, July 18

The 8th grade boys had a close game against Camp Morasha winning 44-35. Starlight played outstanding defense. Dylan T. led the team with 15 points. Ryan K. had 14 points and clutch 3-pointer to put the game away in the 4th quarter. Danny S. had 6 points, Zach C. had 5 points and Owen B. had 4 points and played amazing defense the entire game.

Final Score 44-35, W

Coach: Dan Mutz

Wayne County Scores Update

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

4th  boys grade basketball vs. Camp Weequahic, July 13

The fourth grade boys played amazing basketball on the road today, beating Camp Weequahic 32-19. The boys played with determination all 4 quarters and played well as a team. Charlie H. led the team in scoring 10 points. Charlie G. had 4 points and 8 assists. Jesse K. had 8 points. Hayden A., Jackson F., Reese S. Dylan C., Devin H. Ben A. and Adam B. each scored 2 points. The team moved the ball and played amazing defense throughout the entire zone. The boys are having fun and looking forward to their next game.

Final Score 32-19, W

Coaches: Dan Mutz and Kyle Galin

6th grade Boys Basketball, July 14

Jake E. looked good as a pitcher coming to camp but he gave coaches a wonderful surprise in his second visit to the mound with 5 innings of no hit ball. He also struck out 13 batters and walked 5 batters. The team won against Camp Nesher 11-1.

9th Grade Girls basketball vs. Camp Lavi, July 16

Upper senior girls basketball played what their coaches are calling the “best game of the season.” Mollie B. raised the score to 29 points with a buzzer beater at half court. Sam B. and Erica L. played tremendous aggressive defensive and Jessica R. had 15 rebounds.

Final Score 38-35, W

Coaches: Janelle Floyd and Kendall Minta

Two Times the Lacrosse

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

As campers advance throughout their Camp Starlight careers, there are lots of rites and privileges to which they look forward. In addition to annual traditions, however, there are those “once in a camp lifetime” opportunities that happen when campers are at the right age at the right time. The Camp Starlight boys’ 8th and 9th grade lacrosse team now has the bragging rights of saying that they were a part of the first match ever to be played on Camp Starlight’s new Elite Field.

The lacrosse program here at Camp Starlight has exploded in popularity over the past several years, with boys and girls demonstrating equal enthusiasm for the sport. It became obvious during the summer of 2013 that one lacrosse field could no longer accommodate campers’ love of lacrosse. Elite Field will be the new home of the Boys Lacrosse program at Camp Starlight, while Varsity Field (the existing field) will remain home to the Girls Lacrosse program. Elite Field, along with the adjacent (and also new) flag football field, also significantly expands the Camp Starlight campus.

As for the game, the 8th and 9th grade boys were amazing hosts for the inaugural match, which took place against Camp Wayne.  The July 4th holiday may have been over, but the boys of Camp Starlight had some fireworks for Camp Wayne. Wayne took an early lead, but goals from Ethan E. kept the match close. A time out was all it took to really get the sparks going and turn things around. Camp Starlight was up 13-7 at the half, thanks to hat tricks by FOUR different players—Owen B., Josh B. (also 2 assists), Griffin S. (also 1 assist), and Spencer G. During the second half of the game, Ethan E. (also 1 assist) and Sam S. both put two goals in the back of the cage. Jake M. was a force with which to be reckoned in the cage with an incredible 11 saves and plenty of assistance from his defensive team of Jordan K., Justin S., and Sam S., which effectively shut down the Wayne offense. The final score of 19-9 not only helped Starlight advance closer to the Wayne County Championship, but was an exhilarating initiation of the brand new Elite Field.

Wayne County Score Update

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Starlight Baseball

It’s been quite exciting for all of us this year at Camp Starlight! Baseball students have played hard while picking up some crucial pointers to improve their game at all levels. Our main objective is to keep it fun, do the best we can and teach the students key skills to help in their development as athletes. Our first week has been focused on skilled development and practice games. In our first games, 2 of our 3 teams have been victorious over Camp Poyntelle with outstanding performance from our players. Thank you for your great efforts, Starlight campers!

Coach Bob Gunnarsson

Starlight vs. Camp Tioga Tennis, July 9

Starlight’s 6th grade boys won their first Wayne County away match. Milo K. had a test at first singles in winning 8-6 and Blake S. came back to win 8-6 as well. Aidan C. won 8-0. Both Starlight doubles teams of Spencer B. and Jacob P. and Justin H. and Alex E. won 8-0 and 8-1 respectively. Congrats on their first win and moving forward with confidence!

Coaches Craig Cooper and Ben Tolliday

Final Score 5-0, W

Starlight vs. Bryn-Mawr Tennis, July 10

The Starlight 10th and 11th grade girls were shorthanded without their CA teammates, but fought hard in defeat to a very strong Bryn-Mawr squad. Andie S. won a tight match at #1 singles and Meredith N. played a fine match in defeat and played some great points in losing 8-1. Zoe T. was outmatched and fell 8-0 while the doubles pairs of Lauren R. and Brooke L. along with Emma K and Lauren P. played hard in an 8-2 defeat. Great sportsmanship was on display.

Coach Gabby Samkova

Final Score 4-1, L

Wayne County Scores Update

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Starlight vs. Westmont Boys Basketball, July 5

Starlight 8th grade boys had a great first game. Dylan T. led the team in scoring with 22 points. The boys forced turnovers after turnover, which allowed them to score a lot of fast break points. The team moved the ball very well and crafted a lot of open shots. The Starlight boys beat Westmont 58-46. The 8th grade boys are playing well as a team and looking forward to their next game.

Coaches: Dan Mutz and Kyle G.

Starlight vs. Island Lake Girls Tennis, July 6

The 5th grade girls had a smooth time capturing a 5-0 win over Island Lake. In the singles, Heather G., Emerson P. and Hannah S. clinched the match for starlight with straight set wins. The girls were backed up by strong performances in doubles by Hannah J., Hannah W., and Samantha S. and Danielle A. Congrats to Starlight lower inter girls, moving on to their next Wayne County game!

Coach: Craig Cooper and Alice Towney

Starlight vs. Island Lake Boys Tennis, July 8

It was a runaway victory for the talented 7th grade boys over Island Lake 5-0. The team was led by Abe W.  Cooper G. and Josh M. in singles all winning. Both doubles teams also came away with victories by 8-1, 8-1.

Head Coach: Craig Cooper

Starlight vs. Camp Weequahic Girls Tennis, July 8

The girls 9th grade/lower seniors had a dominating win over Weequahic in their first Wayne County match. Gabriella S. won handedly 8-0 with awesome shot making while Julia K. and Dani S contributed withconvincing wins 8-1 and 8-3, respectively. Madison K. and Allison M. dominated with their great new play in winning 8-3. Brooke H. and Amanda L. contributed with a strong 8-0 victory.

Coaches: Craig Cooper and Gabby Samkova

Starlight vs. Camp Wayne Girls Tennis, July 9

The 6th grade upper inter girls team won convincingly 5-0 led by Kylie M. Olivia S. and Emily C. Kylie fought back down 5-6 to force a tie break and win the breaker 7-5. Olivia won 8-0 and Emily defeated her opponent 8-3. Both doubles team carried out the winning ways 8-4 and 8-2 to clinch the match. Great communication between partners in doubled helped land the tam to victor. Congrats, moving forward!

Coaches: Amanda Gilberg and Dani Rothstein

Starlight vs. Chen-a-Wanda Softball

The upper senior started their Wayne County league white hot. The girls opened up their season against Chen-a-Wanda scoring an 17 impressive runs, while Chen-a-Wanda only put up 7. Sam B. had an amazing day on the mound pitching 6 complete innings. Arli M. also stepped up and made her first appearance on the mound pitching one inning. Hallie H. crushed the ball and went a solid 3 for 4 at the plate and Andie S. hit her first home run of the season. The girls played extremely well as a team and represented Camp Starlight well, even making friends with a particular Chen-a-Wanda player, exchanged shirts with her and have decided to cut a piece of each other’s shirts and place it in their scrapbook, showing true sportsmanship!

Wayne County Update for July 6th

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Starlight vs. Island Lake Boys Tennis July 6

Young prodigy Sloan S. was steady off the ground in winning 8-5 at first singles. Jaden Y. won handedly 8-0 with Ben M. falling in defeat in a tough fought match 8-8 (2-7) in the breaker. Both doubles teams came away with wins Max G and Jake G. (8-3) while Jake P. and Blake S. won 8-4. Great sportsmanship was displayed by everyone throughout the matches. Great win for Camp Starlight.

Head Coach Craig Cooper

Starlight vs. Weequahic Boys Lacrosse July 6

The 8th and 9th grade boys opened their season.. Early scores by Josh B. and Jordan K. got Starlight off to a commanding lead. Ethan E. let his light shine bright ending his day with four goals. The unsung hero of the day was Zachary C. who in his debut collected an impressive 6 saves. Griffin S. was a force as well, scoring two goals and dominating the dace-off X. Weequahic attempted a comeback, but goals by Dylan G., Harris G.,  Jake M., Rowan K, and Ryan K. held off their side. This was a great start of the journey to the championship and we shall further improve. Stay tuned for more news from the blue and white lacrosse world!

Top scorers: Ethan E. 4, Josh B. 2, Griffin S. 2, Jordan K. 1, Dylan G. 1. Harris G. 1, Jake M. 1, Rowan K. 1,

Ryan K. 1

Coaches: Jason Robinson Ben Finger Daniela Delgado Devon Himelman

Final Score 14-9

Starlight vs. Chen-a-Wanda Hockey July 6

The game was an all-around team effort in which a lot of players had plenty of playing time and opportunities to score. Ryan G. had three goals and four assists. Charlie G had 5 goals. Tyler G. had one goal. Ben A. had 3 goals. Luke B. had one goal and Jake C. had two goals. DT C. had a shutoff with three saves. The rest of the team contributes as well to the team. This team is unstoppable and will continue their pursuit to win the title.

Coaches: Jacob Haaker Cory Aberle

Final Score 15-0 (by mercy rule)

Starlight vs. Lavi Hockey July 6

After being down 2-1 early in the first period Starlight came back with four unanswered goals. With solid defense plays from Jared B. Josh W. Jason S. Noah T. and Jeremy W. Starlight was able to maintain the lead until the third period. Lavi went up 6-5, but with an offense that scores at will, Justin G. tipped in a shot from Jackson S. to force overtime. Early in overtime Jeremy W. found himself in the right spot to score the game winning goal off a rebound from Max K.

Top scorers: Jackson S. 3 goals and 2 assists, Justin G. 2 goals and 1 assist, Max K, 1 goal and 2 assists, Jeremy W. 1 goal and 1 assists. Jason S. 1 assist

Coaches: Wade Liska Elliot Martin

Final Score 7-6

Starlight vs. Camp Tioga 5th grade boys basketball July 6

The game started off with a bucket from David H who had a stellar game leading the team with 12 points and 7 rebounds. The team also had key contributions from Jared F. on the defensive end with three steals, Max G. with 8 points all in the third quarter to help build a 15-point lead. Blake P. also played well off the bench with 6 points. Tyler H. points and assists. In the end, Starlight totaled 40 points to Camp Tioga’s 19 points. It was a great games for the Starlight boys and the injured Jake L. who helped coach.

Head Coach Travis Cleveland

Starlight vs. Camp Wayne

Starlight came up short losing to Camp Wayne 37-32. Starlight was down one after the first half, but came out strong in the second half. Abe W. had 12 points and 8 rebounds. David M. added 4 points off the bench and played amazing defense, Aaron R. had 5 points and had 2 assists. Cooper G. had 4 points and 2 blocked shots. Drew B. had 5 points and a big 3 pointer to cut the lead close in the second half. Benjamin B. had 3 points. The team played well and fought hard until the very end of the game.

Head Coach Dan Mutz

Wayne County July 3rd & 4th Re-Cap

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Starlight vs. Weequahic Boys 8th Grade Tennis

Owen B. showed great character to defeat his opponent 8-6. Jack S. won his match 8-4. Max K. lost 1 close singles match. Both doubles teams played well in defeat. Overall, the boys tennis team played a very strong match and displayed good sportsmanship. Final Score 3-2, L

Head Coach Jack Pritchard

Starlight vs. Chen-a-Wanda 6th grade Boys Basketball

The game started out with a Starlight basket to set the tone. By half  Chen-a-Wanda had stepped up their game to gain a 7-point lead. Both teams proved equally hungry for the win during the third quarter. Starlight upped the pressure and guarded Chen-a-Wanda in a full court press and trap which resulted to a 1 possession game heading down to the last 40 seconds. However, a missed opportunity for Starlight to convert a basket meant victory for Chen-a-Wanda when the final whistle blew. Final Score 37-31, L Head Coach Travis Cleveland

Top scorers: Justin H. 5, Justin G. 4, Elkin 6, Lucas C. 8, Jake B. 2, Chase M. 4, Teringer, 2

Starlight vs. Chen-a-Wanda 8th Grade Girls Tennis

Overall, it was a very well played, close match with Emily S. winning at 2 singles 8-0 and Alex I. fighting back to a close 9-7 loss in the first singles match. Jamie C. lost 8- 6 at 3 singles and played strong. At the double sport Starlight shined brightly at 2 doubles with Julie W. and Emily L.coming away with an 8- 5 victory. At the double, Bailey P. and Jessica V. fought hard in a defeat of 8-5.  Final Score 3-2, L Head Coach Craig Cooper

Starlight vs. Chestnut Lake 8th/9th Grade Girls Lacrosse

The crisp morning air and fresh dew were upon Camp Starlight as the 8th and 9th grade team faced off against Chestnut Lake. Starlight came out firing on all cylinders with early goals by Olivia R. and Cheesy G. Abby S. The team was a force to be reckoned with, allowing only a single goal and ending the game with 8 saves. The girls did a great job defensively and allowed a mere 9 shots on goal. The ladies from Starlight played with class and showed incredible sportsmanship in this dominating effort. When the day came to an end, Starlight had lit up the scoreboard with a final score of 17-1. Coaches: Daniela Delgado Devon Himelman Jason Robinson

Top scorers: Cheesy G. 3, Olivia R. 4, Jamie C. 2, Elle B. 2, Brook H.  1, Jess. V. 1, Marni K. 1, Sammy B. 1, Sydney P. 1, Hayley S. 1

Starlight vs. Westmont Girls 4th Grade Girls Basketball

The girls put up a good fight despite a 10-16 loss. Jordyn N. had two baskets and Jamie I. Charlotte C. and Giselle S. each had one basket.  Sloane. S. played great defense. Elle S. let the team in rebounds. Coaches  Erica Perchick Kendall Minta