January 19, 2015 |
Northern Burlington rolled to three big wins in a quad meet at Bordentown on Saturday. The Greyhounds beat Palmyra, 52-21; New Egypt, 66-6; and Bordentown, 54-14. Heavyweight Joe Greco won two matches by pin and one by forfeit. Stephen Newcomer (182 pounds) pinned his opponent from Palmyra in 31 seconds, and shut out Bordentown's Jimmy Rivera, 4-0. Bordentown went 2-1, defeating Palmyra (52-21) and New Egypt (72-9). Tyler Kerr went undefeated, winning all three matches by pin. He won by fall at 152 pounds in one minute against New Egypt's Reese Gumprecht, and he pinned Northern Burlington's Josh Berg at 145. In another match at 152, he took out Bordentown's Clayton Tennison in 3:06.
January 18, 2015
Basketball SJIBT TOURNAMENT Cherokee 72, Burlington City 39: Taylor McGlashan scored 12 points, and Leah Reisele and Isabella Therian each scored 10 to lead the host Chiefs, ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. CAPE-ATLANTIC NATIONAL Ocean City 68, Oakcrest 30: Grace Sacco made five three-pointers for her 15 points, Olivia Briggs tacked on 16, and Karissa Bourbeau scored 10 for the host Red Raiders, ranked No. 10. CAPE-ATLANTIC AMERICAN Atlantic City 49, Holy Spirit 41: Alexis Harris scored 21 points, and Alyvia Essex scored 16 for the Vikings that included a 20-3 run in the third quarter.
January 12, 2015 |
Yamalis Villegas scored 22 points as host Cherry Hill East defeated Northern Burlington, 55-41, on Saturday in a nonleague girls' basketball game. Villegas scored 14 points in the fourth quarter. The junior guard has scored in double digits in every game this season. This is the second time that she has scored more than 20 points this season. Aliyah Godwin contributed 18 points. In other nonleague action, Anahita Sabet-Paymen scored 15 points as visiting Moorestown defeated Pemberton, 44-41.
January 8, 2015 |
In the wake of two student suicides in four days, the Burlington Township School District brought counselors into the high school Tuesday to assist students with their grieving and guard against further loss. School administrators gathered all staff and high school students Tuesday "to talk . . . and come together," according to Liz Scott, the district's spokeswoman. "Counseling was offered throughout the day in safe zones" around the building, she said. Children in lower grades who sought assistance also received counseling.
December 13, 2014 |
After seeing plans for a new riverfront promenade in Burlington City, several people at a special meeting Thursday night pressed the landscape architect for an answer to one question. "Can you give us a date when this will be done?" Jeri Waters asked. "You've been working on it for a while. " Waters and others said the plans looked exciting, but they wondered if it would be years, maybe decades, before the grassy 14-acre space along the Delaware River is beautified. Richard Newton, a partner with the Philadelphia-based Olin Studios, told the 100 people at the meeting in City Hall that the availability of funding would set the timetable.
December 9, 2014 |
After nearly a year of study, a prominent architectural-landscape company in Philadelphia will present its vision Thursday for improving the tired riverfront promenade in Burlington City. The grassy 14 acres along the Delaware River would be transformed into a more inviting space, with new park benches beneath a grove of shade trees; winding paths; changing art installations; designated areas for concerts, kite-flying events, and children's sports; and more, said Richard Newton, an Olin Studios partner who is working on the project.
December 8, 2014 |
The message on the billboard ("Save St. Paul School") outside the St. Paul School in Burlington City has become a rallying cry for a race against time. With the clock ticking, the school faces an uphill battle that will decide whether it opens next school year. The 144-year-old parish school in Burlington County has only about six weeks to raise $250,000 or be forced to close for the 2015-16 school year. "No one wants to see this place go," said principal William Robbins. "We're not going to let go. " The elementary school, which has educated generations of families, has embarked on an emotional appeal to the community.
November 12, 2014 |
Burlington City Realtor Christine Seiler has been nominated for the chamber of commerce's Citizen of the Year award more than once in the past, but as one of the chairs of the selection committee, she always pushed the nomination aside. This year her colleagues - producing many letters recommending her from chamber members and others - would not take no for an answer. Knowing her through her job at Haines and Haines Real Estate, her commitment to the Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce, and countless hours of volunteer work for local charities, nominators saw Seiler as a great candidate for 2014 GBCOC Citizen of the Year.
November 6, 2014 |
Hundreds of mail-in ballots challenged by Republicans in New Jersey's hotly contested Third Congressional District race will be counted, two judges ruled Tuesday afternoon. Burlington County Superior Court Judges John E. Harrington and Mark P. Tarantino ruled that the ballots will be open and counted but kept separated in case there is an appeal, said Joseph P. Dugan, the chair of the Burlington County Board of Elections. Dugan, a Democrat, sided with the other Democratic board member, Alice Furia, in defending the ballots for which the Democrat state committee had helped voters apply.
November 2, 2014 |
On a wind-whipped, rain-soaked, sloppy field, Holy Cross running back Chris Liggio walked side by side with quarterback Brandon Simmons. If you hadn't seen him before the game, it would be impossible to tell that Liggio's uniform was ever white. He had just been running wild for an entire football game - diving, sliding, and dragging defenders through the mud at Burlington Township. Simmons, on the other hand, looked as if he'd just come from a photo shoot. His jersey was pristine.