July 3, 2014 |
Mary Elizabeth Wells, 93, who was born and raised in Audubon and later lived in Deptford, died Sunday, June 22, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas, where she had moved 18 years ago. "She said she had watched her grandchildren here grow up," said daughter-in-law Kim Wells of Audubon. "Now she wanted to watch her grandchildren in Texas grow up. " A graduate of Audubon High School, she was a longtime member of the Audubon All-Girl Drum and Bugle Corps, known universally as the Bon-Bons, and of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Haddon Heights.
May 27, 2014 |
Eric Schorr has nothing against singles and doubles. He likes home runs. But for Audubon's senior centerfielder, there's something special about triples. "I love hitting triples," Schorr said. "You have to hit it in the right spot, you have to really get a hold of one, and you have to be able to run. " Nobody in South Jersey baseball history has ever hit more triples than Schorr. He has set the South Jersey record this season with 10. He hit one in each of Audubon's last three games.
May 19, 2014 |
With a trip to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic semifinals on the line, the St. Augustine Prep baseball team mustered only three hits against Audubon on Saturday. Good thing they had Joe Gatto. Gatto tossed a five-hit shutout and struck out 11 to lead St. Augustine to a 2-0 win over Audubon in a quarterfinal at Deptford. Gatto also knocked in the Hermits' first run. He smashed an RBI double in the third inning to score Ryan Piscitelli, who had doubled ahead of Gatto. Piscitelli later brought in the Hermits' second run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
May 15, 2014 |
Michael Tole's walk-off single capped a five-run rally Tuesday in Audubon's 5-4 Colonial Conference win over Overbrook. In other Colonial play: Michael McLaughlin tossed six perfect innings with 14 strikeouts in Haddonfield's 10-0 home win over Lindenwold. McLaughlin also went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run. Lucas Rollins belted a grand slam and tossed his seventh complete game of the season in Collingswood's 8-6 win at Gateway. DJ Alexander laced a pair of doubles in Haddon Heights' 3-2 win over visiting Paulsboro.
May 12, 2014 |
For Kevin Terifay and Zak Chiaradia, it wasn't about making great baseball plays. It was more basic than that. "All I asked these guys to do was to battle," Audubon coach Rich Horan said after his team stunned Gloucester Catholic, 1-0, Saturday in the first round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. "When you battle, good things happen. " Terifay, a senior righthander, unfurled a gritty performance before a big crowd at Maple Shade. He displayed great command of his fastball and slider and made big pitches at big times in limiting the heavy-hitting Rams to five singles.
April 22, 2014 |
Blair E. Neide, 52, of Audubon, president of the Audubon Little League, died of cancer Tuesday, April 15, at Vitas Hospice of Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. Mr. Blair was elected for the 2013 season and reelected for this season to oversee 24 teams in the league, from T-ball for 4- and 5-year-olds to Senior Little League for 15- and 16-year-olds. Steve Hart, an Audubon Little League board member, recalled the conversation when Mr. Neide told him last year he would run for president.
April 8, 2014 |
Not every game-winning rally is going to feature a crackling line drives and clutch hits. Sometimes, a team has to grind away and find a way. That's what Bishop Eustace senior first baseman Dan Marano did in the top of the seventh inning of Sunday's Ralph Shaw Classic championship baseball game against host Audubon. Behind by 0-2 in the count with the bases loaded and two outs, Marano battled back to work a walk to drive in the winning run in Bishop Eustace's 4-3 victory before a large crowd on a sunny afternoon at Hank Greenberg Field.
March 27, 2014 |
Bruce S. Parkinson 86, of Audubon, a longtime golfer and tournament official, who volunteered his services during the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, died Friday, March 21, of complications from a metabolic disorder at Lankenau Hospital. A Golf Association of Philadelphia volunteer for nearly four decades, Mr. Parkinson would be out weekends officiating in tournaments for players at all skill levels. In 2009, the group honored him for his service with the Distinguished Service Award. In June 2013, he was captain of the marshals for the 14th hole during the U.S. Open in Merion.
March 13, 2014 |
Hello there Liz, NFL Films commercial producer by day, music fan by night, walked into the Pontiac Grille on South Street to see her buddy Norm's band, Live Not On Evil. She worked her way to the front of the crowd, where she knew Norm's wife, Missi, would be. Missi smiled, and gestured to the man standing with her. "Dave and Liz, I want you to meet each other. " That was March 2004, when a bunch of Philly and Jersey metal and hair bands from the late '80s and early '90s were reassembling for a reunion, including Without Warning, the one Dave played drums for. Liz and Dave, a field manager for Allan A. Myers Contractors of Worchester, already vaguely knew of each other from the band reunion website.
February 24, 2014 |
The Audubon girls' basketball team has quietly elevated its program with some impressive individual and team achievements. And of course, one has led to the other. Before this season, the Green Wave hadn't had a 1,000-point scorer since Nicole Cannon in 2001. Then, in a span of less than two weeks, seniors Valerie Pineiro and Maddie Lord accomplished the feat. "It's pretty cool," said Pineiro, who will attend La Salle on a softball scholarship. Lord will cherish not only her milestone, but also how it was achieved.