March 14, 2013 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - They've become a basketball team that specializes in slow starts, in furious finishes, in dramatic victories. But this was something special for the Atlantic City Vikings. Down by 19 midway through the third quarter, Atlantic City rallied for an 80-73, double-overtime victory over Point Pleasant Beach in the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions on Wednesday night. Junior Isiah Graves scored 22 points and seniors Dayshawn Reynolds, Gabriel Chandler and Jah-leem Montague played major roles as well as Atlantic City (30-1)
April 23, 2011
Now that New Jersey has moved a step closer to creating a separate Atlantic City tourism district, the state and Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford need to find a way to iron out their differences. The state-run tourism district is the centerpiece of Gov. Christie's plan. It has been largely endorsed by the Legislature but rejected by Atlantic City's political leadership. Langford fought to have more authority in the new arrangement, but ultimately lost in a key vote by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority this week that established the boundaries for the new district.
January 25, 2014 |
Isiah Graves had one of the best seats in the crowded house in the second quarter. So did Dennis White. But they did their best work as participants, not spectators. Atlantic City's senior leaders bounced off the bench in the second half and carried the visiting Vikings to an imposing, 62-46 victory over Holy Spirit on Thursday in a Cape-Atlantic American battle of Top 3 boys' basketball teams. Graves scored all 13 of his points in the second half, and White scored 10 of his 16 as Atlantic City, the No. 3 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, pulled away from the top-ranked Spartans before a capacity-plus crowd.
January 22, 1991 |
Organizers of the Seagull Classic toured the Mark Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort last week as part of an effort to bring the prestigious high school basketball tournament back to Atlantic City. The tour, and a subsequent meeting with Taj Mahal officials, was arranged by Atlantic City Mayor James Whelan, a longtime supporter of the tournament. The Seagull Classic completed its 17th tournament last month, and its third at St. Joseph's University's Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
October 18, 1992 |
Atlantic City coach Bobby Weiss could only grimace. He had watched this scene too often. For the fourth straight season, it appeared that a late Millville rally would break the Vikings' hearts. And all Weiss could do was observe as the horror unfolded. But yesterday's game featured an unexpected twist - a delightful one for Weiss. The Atlantic City defense stiffened and stopped the visiting Thunderbolts four times inside the 15-yard line with less than two minutes remaining to save a 21-16 Cape-Atlantic League American Conference victory.
January 4, 2013 |
Some things are different this season for Isiah Graves and Dennis White. Some things are the same. The two Atlantic City juniors were role players last season, as the Vikings rode a strong defense to the Group 4 state boys' basketball championship. Atlantic City still is playing sturdy defense, as the Vikings shut down Middle Township by 58-39 Thursday night in a Cape-Atlantic League clash of Top 5 teams. But the Vikings also are getting a big offensive lift from White and Graves, who combined for 31 points and several highlight plays.
February 7, 1999 |
Tory Cavalieri isn't very big, he doesn't make acrobatic jumps, and he isn't one to showboat. What the cerebral Atlantic City point guard lacks in flash and dash, he makes up for in fundamental play. The 5-foot-11 junior last night helped Atlantic City continue as South Jersey's hottest team while Shawnee remained on an unexpected slide. Cavalieri scored 20 points and added 9 rebounds and 5 assists as the Vikings beat Shawnee, 70-61, in the Battle by the Bay tournament. Atlantic City, ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, is 17-2 and the winner of 15 in a row. The Vikings not only clinched the top seed in the Group 4 playoffs, but they also will not have to take a bus to any postseason game - the Group 4 finals and state semifinals will be played at the designated neutral court of Atlantic City.
July 5, 2004 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The Atlantic City Surf hit three home runs to win, 4-1, and complete a doubleheader sweep of the Camden Riversharks last night at the Sandcastle. The teams were tied for first in the Atlantic League's South Division before the Surf won both games by 4-1. New Britain 5, Trenton 3 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Garrett Jones and Rob Bowen homered off Thunder starter Javier Ortiz to power the Rock Cats to an Eastern League victory. Columbus 9, Scranton 4 MOOSIC, Pa. - The Clippers rallied twice with two outs, scoring four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth inning to beat the Red Barons in the International League.
November 20, 1993 |
Fire investigators said yesterday that they had not ruled out arson as a possible cause of a fire at an apartment building that left 14 families homeless and three firefighters injured. The three-alarm fire began shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday at a four-story building in the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue between New York Avenue and St. James Place. More than 100 firefighters fought it for more than six hours, bringing it under control just after 2 a.m. yesterday. They remained on the scene for three more hours.
June 4, 1988 |
Atlantic County homicide detectives yesterday identified a woman found dead Thursday night in a parked car as Iris Maldonado, 26, of the 5700 block of North Sixth Street, Philadelphia. Capt. James Barber of the Atlantic County Major Crimes Squad said Maldonado had been shot twice in the head and might have been slain in Philadelphia and then taken to Atlantic City. Atlantic City police received a report Thursday that a stolen black car with Pennsylvania tags was parked in the 1100 block of Reading Avenue.