June 6, 2016 |
On a summer night in 1955, Carmine Calzonetti walked around the corner from his family's home on Washington Terrace in Audubon to the baseball field next to the basketball courts and across the street from the high school. He wanted to see this pitcher from Delaware Township Little League. "I knew his name," Calzonetti said. "He was in the paper all the time for throwing no-hitters. " The pitcher was Billy Hunter. Later that summer, he would lead Delaware Township, which soon would be renamed Cherry Hill, to the first of two consecutive appearances in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Flash forward 61 years.
June 2, 2016 |
Drew Wilden is a powerful lefthander with darting fastball and a sharp curve. Derek Wakeley is a clever righthander with a tailing fastball and a slick slider. Together, they are a formidable combination on the mound for the West Deptford High School baseball team. For the second postseason game in a row, Wilden and Wakeley split the workload and led the Eagles to victory in the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Wilden and Wakeley combined on a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts Tuesday as West Deptford beat visiting Audubon, 8-0, in the sectional semifinals on a hot, sunny afternoon at Union Field.
May 16, 2016 |
Ahhh, summer at the Jersey Shore. The sun. The surf. The sandwich-snatching seagulls. So many memories for Philadelphia-area families that have roots in this sand-in-more-places-than-you- want-it tradition. For Danielle Pizza (pronounced pee-zah ), one holds particular significance. It was August 2012. Pizza, 37, and her husband, Joe, of Audubon, Montgomery County, had spent the day on the beach in Ocean City, with their two children, age 3 and 1, at the time. (They now have three.)
May 4, 2016 |
Craig E. Burgess - patriot, poet, proud Audubon resident - has always lived in the bungalow his parents bought in 1938. But on 41 occasions, he's happily left the little house on Washington Terrace behind and gone off to Hawaii. The retired teacher is showcasing his beloved vacation destination in a new book, A Fleeting Glimpse of Paradise - Photographic and Poetic Images of the Hawaiian Islands (Dorrance Publishing). A paean to the Hawaiians whom the gregarious author, prolific public speaker, and lifelong bachelor has embraced, and vice versa, the heartfelt book is something of a family album.
April 29, 2016 |
Donald A. Borden, a longtime Camden County schoolteacher and administrator, will inherit a campus in motion when he becomes Camden County College's president this summer. Like other community colleges, the school has resorted to layoffs and budget crunches to respond to enrollment and revenue declines. The college has about 100 fewer jobs than two years ago, including six people laid off just a few weeks ago at Borden's recommendation. "I've seen it in so many places, when you're cutting and you're cutting, and the money's going down, and your student body's going down - you just fall into this malaise," Borden said.
April 12, 2016 |
Down to its last strike, the Bishop Eustace Prep baseball team rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh inning Sunday en route to a 6-3 victory over Audubon in the title game of the 21st annual Ralph Shaw Classic. Freshman Matt Orlando tied the score with an RBI single and senior Nate Steele gave the Crusaders a 4-3 lead with an RBI single on the next pitch. Sophomore Ryan Colbert added a two-run single to complete the rally for Bishop Eustace (5-0) on a bright, brisk afternoon at Hank Greenberg Field.
February 19, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Tone it down With today's technology, I can sit in my easy chair and mute anything that may be objectionable to my wife or me. While I watched Saturday night's fight/debate, I wondered: Why can't the moderator have switches to shut off the candidates' microphones? These shouting matches are getting to be too much to stomach. Technology also allows us to switch channels - what a blessing. |Tom Borai, Audubon, email@example.com
February 15, 2016 |
Frank Rago remembers the score of his first victory as the Clayton High School boys' basketball coach. "41-36," Rago said. That's a typical halftime score for Clayton these days, and if the Clippers are the team with 36, Rago is OK with that. There are still 16 more minutes to shoot three-pointers, fastbreak, shoot three-pointers, double-team the ball at every chance, substitute in waves, and shoot three-pointers. Rago doesn't pretend to have instituted a winning strategy at the little school in Gloucester County.
February 7, 2016 |
Audubon's Brian Furlong is both relieved and determined. The senior quarterback is relieved to have made the decision on his next destination, and is determined to show he's worthy of an eventual scholarship to a four-year school. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound Furlong, who possesses a rifle arm, will attend Milford Academy, a high-powered prep school in New Berlin, N.Y. Like most accomplished high school athletes, Furlong was looking to earn a scholarship to a four-year school. He contacted more than 60 schools, sending them his resumé and his football tape.
November 28, 2015 |
Brian Furlong had trouble falling asleep Wednesday night. As he lay in bed, he worried not only that it would take a while, but that he wouldn't be getting much of it, either. Audubon's quarterback had a lot on his mind. He knew Thanksgiving Day was his last game wearing No. 10 for the Green Wave. Furlong eventually got some shut-eye, but when he woke up, he was still nervous about the rivalry game against Haddon Township. Then the senior went out and put on a great performance.