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March 6, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Willingboro girls' basketball team finally conquered its postseason bugaboo. The Chimeras had seen their dream of winning the Central Jersey Group 3 title shattered by Monmouth Regional the last two seasons. Willingboro standout Tiffany Crews said over the weekend that this season would be different. And she didn't lie. The Chimeras defeated Monmouth, 64-57, in last night's sectional final at West Windsor-Plainsboro North. Willingboro (20-9) will face Woodrow Wilson, the South Jersey champion, in tomorrow's 8 p.m. state semifinal at Deptford.
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December 16, 1987 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Willingboro girls' basketball coach Deniece Gray knows there's no substitution for experience, but she is hoping her Chimeras will go a long way on talent this season. The Chimeras lost three key starters to graduation, but will have a host of talented newcomers who are capable of carrying the team to a .500 or better record. "Hopefully, we'll qualify for the tournament," Gray said. "We do have some inexperience and we do play in a tough league. But we can make up for it if we mature fairly early in the season.
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October 31, 2004 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Holy Cross came, saw and ruined Willingboro's homecoming. While the Chimeras' student body participated in homecoming festivities, the Willingboro football team suffered its second-worst loss of the season. The Lancers defeated the Chimeras, 40-24, in yesterday's Burlco/Olympic Conference interdivisional game at Carl Lewis Stadium. "It does," Willingboro tailback Rashad Mateen said when asked whether the loss took away from homecoming. "Nobody likes to lose their homecoming game.
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October 16, 1989 | By Ray Doyle, Special to The Inquirer
For its team nickname, Willingboro (N.J.) uses Chimeras, named for the fabulous fire-breathing monster from Greek mythology that had the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent. But when Willingboro played at West Chester Henderson Saturday, all the fire came from the Warriors' Butch Washington, who shredded the Chimeras' defense for 214 yards rushing to lead his team to a 31-0 victory in a nonleague game. Willingboro, from the Burlington County League Liberty Division, was picked by many observers to win the game.
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December 12, 1990 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to The Inquirer
By winning eight games last season, Willingboro doubled its victory total of the previous season. This year, the Chimeras will be led by one of the top players in South Jersey, 6-foot senior Marchelle Coleman, who led the team in scoring (15 points per game) and rebounds (15 per game). "She's ready to peak as a high school player," said her coach, Karan Phillips. "She's determined. Last year, she lacked concentration at times. Now she has goals. She wants to go to college and be a team leader.
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September 19, 1990 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to The Inquirer
Willingboro head coach Ty Belford thinks last season's drop to a 1-8 record after four South Jersey Group 3 playoff appearances in the 1980s marked the end of the Chimeras' freefall. "We had a logistics problem," Belford said, referring to the merging of Willingboro's two high schools, Willingboro and John F. Kennedy, before last school year. "I didn't organize well enough. As head coach, I have to take that on my head. " But Belford thinks this year will be the start of Willingboro's return to the head of the Liberty Division class.
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February 17, 2000 | By C. Kalimah Redd, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Four years ago, Debra Sullivan and her Willingboro freshman girls' basketball team went to a Rutgers women's game to celebrate their 18-1 season. The players had their choice of ways to celebrate, and elected to check out what the college game had in store. Judging from their gaping mouths as they watched the speed and intensity of the game, they were impressed. Later, the Chimeras got together and wrote Rutgers coach Vivian Stringer a letter thanking her for her hospitality - she had gotten them seats behind the Scarlet Knights' bench - and predicting that one day she would come to Willingboro to see them play.
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December 14, 1986 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
Willingboro High's basketball team enters the season with few varsity- tested veterans, less size than last year, and the unenviable task of replacing two players who scored more than 1,000 points apiece during their high school careers. One thing, however, does remain the same - the Chimeras are heavily favored to win a third consecutive Burlington County Liberty Division title. A season ago, Willingboro coach Paul Collins had such a talent-laden squad that many were disappointed with the 23-2 Chimeras.
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March 18, 1992 | By Gus Ostrum, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Talk of dethroning Willingboro as New Jersey's dominant boys' track team has persisted for years, but this season might indeed be the one in which the Chimeras tumble. The two most likely challengers are Shawnee and Bridgeton, both of which will return veteran teams. Willingboro will have a new coach in Ron Corsen, but not nearly as many talented letter-winners as in previous seasons. The Chimeras are coming off five consecutive New Jersey state championships in Groups 3 and 4, and have the state's longest winning streak in dual meets - 144 triumphs in a row. But with the emergence of experienced and talented teams from Shawnee and Bridgeton, the Chimeras could be vulnerable in both major and dual meets.
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April 26, 2000 | By Josh Egerman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Danielle Myricks remembers it as if it were yesterday. Myricks remembers the dreary day, the late-afternoon lightning storm that caused a two-hour delay. She remembers running in another downpour and then hardly noticing the torrential rain. She had crossed the finish line first, baton in hand. Improbable as it seemed, the Willingboro girls' 4x400-meter relay team had upset Philadelphia power Simon Gratz and challengers from Jamaica to win the championship race last year at the Penn Relays.
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September 11, 2016 | By E.J. Smith, STAFF WRITER
Josh Zamot threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another score en route to host St. Augustine's 46-14 handling of Atlantic City in a Cape-Atlantic League matchup. Zamot finished the Hermits' second straight win to open the season with 180 total yards. St. Augustine's scoring was bolstered by two defensive touchdowns, with interception returns from Sean Mulhern and Xavier File for 40 and 30 yards, respectively. West Jersey League: Cinnaminson 27, Willingboro 0: Rashad Raymond had 94 yards and two rushing touchdowns in the Pirates' road win over the Chimeras.
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January 11, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The season was young, but Thomas Farrior thought Willingboro's habit of losing close games was getting old. "We had to figure out a way to win games like this," said Farrior, Willingboro's versatile senior guard. Farrior had 18 points, six rebounds, and four steals as Willingboro beat Moorestown, 74-72, Thursday in overtime in a Burlington County League interdivision boys' basketball game. Senior forward Terique Robinson also scored 18 and made the only bucket in overtime for Willingboro (5-3)
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December 1, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Holy Cross running back Jimmy Hickey grew up in Delran, just around the corner from Frank Holmes, the man who would someday be his high school football coach. Friday night, the coach described watching Hickey play youth football. "He was 100 percent adrenaline, always that scrappy player who everybody thought was too small," Holmes said. "But not me, I never thought that. I would tell everyone, 'I'll take him all day.' " In the final game of his high school career, as he's been doing for most of his life, Hickey again proved his coach right.
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March 17, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some of Nick Powell's friends figured he would move through Medford Tech on his way to bigger and better things as a basketball coach. "I had a lot of people tell me, 'That's a good starter job,' " Powell said. "They told me I wouldn't be there for long. I had different plans. " In six increasingly successful seasons, Powell has turned Medford Tech into one of the most powerful basketball programs in South Jersey. The one-time soft spot on a lot of schedules has become an annual contender for division and sectional crowns - a team known for its talent, trapping defense, and high-tempo offense.
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March 17, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Some of Nick Powell's friends figured he would move through Medford Tech on his way to bigger and better things as a basketball coach. "I had a lot of people tell me, 'That's a good starter job,' " Powell said. "They told me I wouldn't be there for long. I had different plans. " In six increasingly successful seasons, Powell has turned Medford Tech into one of the most powerful basketball programs in South Jersey. The one-time soft spot on a lot of schedules has become an annual contender for division and sectional crowns - a team known for its talent, trapping defense, and high-tempo offense.
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March 16, 2013
  Guard Alliya Butts, Holy Cross Tough and scrappy, the junior guard is the Allen Iverson of South Jersey girls' basketball. She's just 5-foot-4, but as fearless and energetic as any area player. She improved her outside shooting this season and continued to be a slick, hard-nosed ballhandler and relentless defender, and she's arguably the best passer in South Jersey. Butts averaged an area-best 25.2 points as well as 4.8 steals. She scored 656 points this season, giving her 1,372 through three seasons.
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March 11, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - With 1 minute, 38 seconds left in the game, one of the finest careers in the history of Willingboro girls' basketball was over. Micahya Owens walked off the court after committing her fifth foul. She received a hug from coach Marchelle Coleman. And then she sat for the final time, ending her senior season with 1,941 career points. It was the end of an era, the last time a group of seniors, most starters since they were freshmen, will play on the same floor.
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March 8, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
After a second-half offensive outburst Thursday night, the Willingboro girls' basketball team will play for a state title. The Chimeras easily defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 56-39, in a state Group 2 semifinal at Deptford. Willingboro held a 21-13 halftime lead before taking a commanding advantage in the third quarter. Behind senior guard Micahya Owens, who finished with 16 points, the Chimeras (23-4) led by 16 entering the final eight minutes and coasted to the victory. Grace Stant led Rumson-Fair Haven (22-9)
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March 6, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Willingboro girls' basketball team didn't just win a South Jersey title Tuesday night. The Chimeras also put on a defensive showcase in a 55-20 victory over visiting Middle Township to claim the Group 2 championship. Willingboro held Middle Township scoreless during an eight-minute stretch of the first half, and for the entire third quarter, when the top-seeded Chimeras (23-4) went on an 18-0 run. Willingboro led by 45-8 after three periods. La Salle-bound guard Micahya Owens scored seven of her 15 points in the third.
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