November 14, 1989 |
Palmyra fell to Central Jersey champion Bernards, 3-0, in yesterday's NJSIAA Group 1 state soccer semifinal at Hamilton East High. The loss, which followed Palmyra's upset of previously undefeated Haddonfield, left Pals coach Bob Patchel understandably frustrated. "We controlled well in the first period," Patchel said. "We passed the way we wanted to, we set ourselves up well and we had some good shots. Some were a little long and a little wide. " Could the Pals been a little flat after stunning Haddonfield?
December 3, 2002 |
The NJSIAA state tournaments will have a new look, especially in South Jersey, because of legislation passed yesterday to equalize the number of teams in the four sections of the state - North I, North II, Central and South. As expected, the legislation was passed overwhelmingly at a general membership meeting at the Pines Manor. It needed a simple majority. A total of 184 representatives voted yes, with 72 voting no and two abstaining. The change will take effect for the 2003-04 school year.
April 17, 2004 |
In the geopolitics of sports rivalries, center ice for a Flyers-Jersey Devils face-off cuts through New Jersey near 40 degrees, 11 minutes north, or close to Interstate 195. Here in the narrow middle of the Garden State, the poles of Philadelphia and New York - and by extension North Jersey's Meadowlands - tug sports fans in different directions, dividing towns and even families. Even individuals are divided. A Flyers fan, for example, could cheer for the Yankees or Giants at different times of the year, which would be heresy through much of South Jersey.
March 6, 2002 |
Cara Murphy provided some early offensive punch, scoring 10 first-half points, and Danielle White supplied the knockout blow, picking up 12 of her 15 points after intermission, as Haddon Township outscrapped Haddonfield, 41-34, last night to capture the South Jersey Group 2 girls' basketball title. Along with avenging two regular-season losses to their Colonial Conference foes, the Hawks (23-4) claimed the school's third sectional championship - and its first since 1996. Haddon Township advances to the state semifinals tomorrow at Southern and will face the Central Jersey champion, Rumson-Fair Haven, which beat Raritan Township, 46-44, last night.
November 12, 2000 |
It's not hard to find Mindy Coxe on the field. Just keep an eye on the left side of the cage, and the Gloucester forward is sure to be there, hugging the post like a child gripping a prized stuffed animal. Coxe knows that's where the goals are found. Yesterday, it was where she could be found just before depositing the game-winning goal with 1 minute, 54 seconds left in the first sudden-death overtime period as the Lions' field hockey team captured the South Jersey Group 1 title with a thrilling 3-2 victory over visiting Paulsboro.
April 4, 2012
Here are the football groups under the plan in which the NJSIAA creates a Group 5. South Jersey Group 5 Absegami, Atlantic City, Cherokee, Cherry Hill East, Eastern, Egg Harbor Township, Lenape, Millville, Rancocas Valley, Southern, Toms River East, Toms River North, Vineland, Washington Township, Williamstown. South Jersey Group 4 Cherry Hill West, Clearview, Cumberland, Hammonton, Kingsway, Lacey, Mainland, Moorestown, Oakcrest, Seneca, Shawnee, Timber Creek, Toms River South, Triton, Winslow Township.
May 10, 2012
Projected New Football Groups Projected makeup of football groups, based on enrollment figures for this school year. South Jersey Group 5 Absegami, Atlantic City, Cherokee, Cherry Hill East, Eastern, Egg Harbor Twp., Lenape, Millville, Rancocas Valley, Southern, Toms River East, Toms River North, Vineland, Washington Twp., Williamstown. South Jersey Group 4 Cherry Hill West, Clearview, Cumberland, Hammonton, Kingsway, Lacey, Mainland, Moorestown, Oakcrest, Seneca, Shawnee, Timber Creek, Toms River South, Triton, Winslow Twp. South Jersey Group 3 Bridgeton, Burlington Twp., Camden, Central, Delsea, Deptford, Highland, Lower Cape May, Manchester Twp., Ocean City, Pemberton, Pinelands, Point Pleasant Boro, Sterling, Woodrow Wilson.
June 1, 2001 |
After months of problems and hundreds of complaints, borough officials said yesterday that they had signed an agreement to terminate their trash-hauling contract with a private firm. Central Jersey Waste & Recycling was hired late last year and began work Jan. 1. "It's been horrendous," Mayor M. James Maley Jr. said. "It's like having a group of thugs collect our trash. " James R. Lambert, president of the Trenton-based company, said many of the borough's issues had nothing to do with the contract.
May 26, 1992 |
Four South Jersey softball teams will try to advance in the state tournament when the semifinals in all public school groups take place this afternoon. Woodbury of Group 1, Northern Burlington of Group 2, Egg Harbor Township of Group 3 and Cherokee of Group 4 will represent local schools in the semifinals, at various sites. Each will try to qualify for Saturday's state championship games. All games will start at 4 p.m. GROUP 1. Woodbury, the South Jersey champion, will play in its second straight state semifinal when it faces Metuchen, the Central Jersey champion, at Burlington Township.
May 26, 2002 |
There never has been one New Jersey. Even in the colonial times it was officially divided between East Jersey and West Jersey. Then came the appellations North Jersey and South Jersey. And in recent years, we've been hearing more about a Central New Jersey - an area encompassing counties in the state's narrow middle that also has been called the Wealth Belt. New census numbers based on prerecession, pre-9/11 surveys are out and they only go to reinforce the notion that the Garden State is made of more than one crop.