November 18, 2013 |
The postseason in any sport is more than just about the results, although that is obviously what drives the enthusiasm that permeates entire towns. The Gateway girls' soccer team is the latest to feel the euphoria, which has traveled well beyond the field. Gateway earned the South Jersey Group 1 title with Thursday's penalty-kick win over Haddon Township. The teams played to a scoreless draw through 100 minutes of regulation and overtime, and Gateway sophomore MacKell Schultes settled matters by scoring the winning penalty kick to give the Gators a 3-2 margin.
November 11, 2013 |
Dae'shon Davis etched his name into the Woodrow Wilson football record book during a 30-8 nonleague victory over visiting Deptford on Saturday afternoon in Camden. Davis, a senior, caught a pair of touchdowns, the second of which gave him 16 this year and made him Wilson's single-season record holder. Quarterback Tymir Walker had a big day of his own, throwing for 264 yards and four TDs. In other nonleague action: Parker Arend's 25-yard, fourth-quarter field goal proved to be the difference in a 16-14 victory for Haddon Heights at Audubon.
November 7, 2013 |
Whether she knew it or not, Audubon's Annie Bussarello was right where she needed to be Tuesday. Bussarello came off the bench in overtime, and while she was running onto the field, the ball deflected off her stick to Ali Guldin at the top of the circle, and Guldin fired home the winning goal. Bussarello's deflection and Guldin's score gave Audubon a 2-1 overtime win against visiting Maple Shade in the Central Jersey Group 1 field hockey quarterfinals. Audubon, the third seed, tied the game with seven minutes left in regulation on Kaci Draves' goal.
October 28, 2013 |
For more than a week, Patrice Kilvington kept a secret. As the only member of the team who knew Audubon senior Julie Johnson was approaching the school's goal-scoring record, the Audubon field hockey coach made sure she was first onto the team bus for road games to hide balloons and flowers, and she made sure no one on her team noticed her carrying them around for any of the team's games. On Oct. 16, after Johnson scored her 80th career goal to set a school record, Kilvington stopped the game and unveiled her celebration to surprise Johnson, who did not even know how close she was to the mark.
October 12, 2013 |
Andre Hicks scored two goals and Dan Pender recorded three saves Thursday to lead Haddon Heights past host Audubon, 2-0, in a Colonial Conference boys' soccer game. Also in the Colonial, Emre Kasik scored twice in Sterling's 7-2 win at Gateway. Girls' Soccer Megan McKinley scored in overtime, and Washington Township blanked host Cherry Hill East, 1-0, in an Olympic Conference game. Boys' Soccer BURLINGTON COUNTY FREEDOM New Egypt 4, Palmyra 0 Burlington City 1, Westampton Tech 0 BURLINGTON COUNTY LIBERTY Burlington Township 1, Pennsauken 0 COLONIAL CONFERENCE Haddon Heights 2, Audubon 0 Sterling 7, Gateway 2 Lindenwold 3, Collingswood 0 OLYMPIC AMERICAN Washington Township 5, Cherry Hill East 1 Cherokee 1, Eastern 0 (OT)
September 20, 2013 |
Martin Bodrog lived his dream. At Audubon High School, he twice made the National Honor Society. He played varsity sports in his sophomore year. In 1977, his senior year, he was among an elite group of young students accepted to the Naval Academy. On Monday, Bodrog's decorated military career ended tragically at Washington's Navy Yard, where he was among 12 people shot dead that morning by 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, a civilian employee. Bodrog was 54 years old. The Navy commander retired in 2003 to work as a civilian senior analyst for the Navy.
September 5, 2013 |
When Kahleil Chisolm carries the football, he breaks tackles and new ground. The Audubon High senior didn't set out to be a trail blazer, to establish a precedent in South Jersey sports, to become one of the first athletes to take advantage of a seismic change in the state's educational system. But it's kind of worked out that way. "I bleed green now," Chisolm said with a smile the other day after a scrimmage against Highland. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Chisolm is one of the toughest running backs in South Jersey.
August 1, 2013 |
Hello there After a long week studying sign language interpretation at Philadelphia Community College and waiting tables at Sabrina's, Maria couldn't wait to get back to Audubon, grab a meal at the diner, and crawl into bed. Then, her cell vibrated. "He's here!" her friend Tyler texted. "Come meet him. " "He" was Eddie, a heating and air-conditioning technician from Barrington, whom Maria had spotted on an earlier night out and declared gorgeous. "Here" was the Top Dog bar in Cherry Hill.
July 31, 2013 |
No matter how hot the sun, long the day, or tough the competition, a "Bon-Bon" never fainted. "We weren't allowed to," laughs Helen Davis Miller, a majorette in what was formally called the Audubon All-Girl Drum and Bugle Corps. This homegrown marching ensemble - mothers made the costumes, fathers drove the tour buses - was founded by a patriotic and civic-minded Audubon couple, Joseph and Florence Bernert, in 1938. The Bon-Bons lasted less than 40 years, a casualty of rising costs and changing tastes.