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.
March 15, 2012 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Martel Johnson was so sure his three-pointer at the end of regulation was good that he kept his hand up in an exaggerated follow-through. Kashawn Dunston wasn't quite so confident in the pair of three-pointers that he took in overtime. Atlantic City's senior guards looked at the biggest moments of Wednesday night's instant classic against Ewing from different perspectives. But in the end, they both saw the same thing: shots that stabbed the bottom of the net and carried the remarkable Vikings another round deeper into their unique brand of March madness.
November 17, 2013 |
With a little less than a minute to play, No. 8 seed Atlantic City faced a fourth down from the 7-yard line, trailing top seed Eastern by six points in the first round of the South Jersey Group 5 football tournament. Quarterback Jamir Prevard took the snap, rolled left, and took off for the corner of the end zone. Defensive back Dave Wilcox came up and tackled Prevard at the 4 to seal Eastern's 32-26 victory. "I was spying him. I knew he was running - he's not going to throw the ball - and I took him down.
October 16, 2002 |
The word in New York is that Donald Trump is supporting independent candidate B. Thomas Golisano in next month's gubernatorial election. Not because he is unhappy with Republican Gov. George E. Pataki's record, but because the incumbent wants to allow gambling in the Catskills, which Trump fears would divert visitors from his Atlantic City casinos. But Trump shouldn't worry. Atlantic City does a fine job of that on its own. The truth is South Jersey's gaming mecca could use the competition.
February 24, 1988 |
Atlantic City coach Bill Devenny has erased a memory that haunted him for nearly a year. Last night the Vikings picked apart defending Cape-Atlantic League Division I champion Bridgeton, 79-61, to win their 17th boys basketball title in the last 18 years. "You know what I've been thinking about since last February," Devenny said after the win. "I've been torturing myself for not moving Bobby Martin into a different position at the end of our playoff game with Bridgeton. They took advantage of my mistake, scored and beat us to win the championship," he said.