June 2, 2016 |
Drew Wilden is a powerful lefthander with darting fastball and a sharp curve. Derek Wakeley is a clever righthander with a tailing fastball and a slick slider. Together, they are a formidable combination on the mound for the West Deptford High School baseball team. For the second postseason game in a row, Wilden and Wakeley split the workload and led the Eagles to victory in the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Wilden and Wakeley combined on a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts Tuesday as West Deptford beat visiting Audubon, 8-0, in the sectional semifinals on a hot, sunny afternoon at Union Field.
May 17, 2016 |
For Delran catcher Ben Youngberg, there's the action during the baseball game - the pitches he receives, the throws he makes, the times when he gets to bat and run the bases. Then there's everything else. Youngberg is a top hitter and standout defensive catcher. He has led a Delran resurgence that has the Bears back in the race for the Burlco Patriot title and looming as a legitimate threat in the Central Jersey Group 2 tournament. But his greatest contributions might be in those big gaps between the action, when Youngberg is mentoring his pitchers, directing his teammates in the field, and talking it up in the dugout area.
April 25, 2016 |
In the first of Cinnaminson's two games on Saturday, Joe Cody earned a 15-6 win over Sterling at the Al Hedelt Baseball Tournament hosted by Oakcrest. The Pirates were boosted by Robert Berrym who went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Mike Wojcik, who went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Cinnaminson went on to drop the following game against Cedar Creek, 9-4. Martin Ortiz had a triple and two RBIs for the winning club. In other Hedelt Baseball Tournament action: Mike Downes put together a big day on the mound and at the plate to lead Lower Cape May past tournament host Oakcrest, 9-5. Downes went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI while Garryn Whittington went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Tigers.
March 13, 2016 |
Brian K. Friedman says he tried for more than 12 years to acquire Colonial Park West, a 96-unit townhouse apartment development in Prospect Park, before sealing the $8.725 million deal at the end of last year. The Delaware County community, built in the mid-1970s, had seen better days. Friedman, owner and president of Friedman Realty Group, an investment firm based in Gibbsboro, believed he could bring out the property's "full potential. " Despite the long wait, Friedman, who owns and manages 35 properties in Pennsylvania and South Jersey, was able to close the deal in 32 days.
March 7, 2016 |
Taylor Sehdev's first shot, on Haddonfield's first possession of the game, was a smooth corner three that looked almost effortless. It was a rare tranquil moment in a game defined by wild, frenzied, and, at times, head-scratching moments. But for Sehdev, it might have been the most important sequence of the afternoon as her fifth-seeded Bulldawgs upset top-seeded Cinnaminson, 55-43, in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. "Once I make my first shot, I always feel so much more calm," Sehdev said.
March 5, 2016 |
Marisa DiLeo's ability to get to the line and make the most of her opportunities proved vital for top-seeded Cinnaminson in its quarterfinal matchup in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 girls' basketball tournament. The senior guard made nine free throws and scored 19 points in the host Pirates' 40-29 victory over eighth-seeded Lower Cape May. DiLeo is the niece of former 76ers general manager and interim head coach Tony DiLeo. In other South Group 2 action, Meghan Smart made six free throws and scored 16 points in No. 5 Haddonfield's 47-43 overtime win at No. 4 Manchester Township.
February 26, 2016
17 Wins in the last 18 games for Middle Township heading into a Cape-Atlantic League tournament semifinal matchup against Wildwood Catholic. 54 Three-pointers in 25 games for Cinnaminson's Marisa DiLeo, who is averaging a team-leading 17 points for the Burlington County League Freedom Division champ. 31 Points for Paul VI freshman Naomi Shorts in the unranked Eagles' upset of then-No. 2 Camden Catholic on Feb. 18. 299 Career wins for Rancocas Valley coach Anthony Corrado
February 11, 2016 |
Will Cabbler led Cinnaminson in points in a 59-56 victory over visiting New Egypt on Tuesday, and his free throws in overtime were his most important buckets. Cabbler scored 18 points and made four foul shots in the extra period to give the Pirates the win. The senior was 8 for 8 from the line and made a pair of three-pointers in the Burlington County League contest. In other Burlington County League play, Antoine Wilson made five threes in totaling 23 points and added seven assists as Pemberton downed host Medford Tech, 77-65.
February 10, 2016 |
Albert M. Reeves, 88, of Riverton, chief of the Riverton Fire Company from May 1972 to January 1975, died of pancreatic cancer Friday, Feb. 5, at home. Mr. Reeves joined the fire company when he was 20 and was still listed on its website membership list. The most memorable event during his years in the company, son Gordon Reeves said, was a Christmas morning fire at a Cinnaminson home in which children died. Though the decade in which it happened and the specifics of the fire are lost to memory, Gordon Reeves said, his father's company was the first of several units to arrive at the scene and the first to enter the building.
February 1, 2016 |
Rich Bond says patience is rewarded on the Haddonfield boys' basketball team. "We all know the ball will eventually come back around," Bond said. There were times during Haddonfield's 76-65 victory over Cinnaminson on Saturday when Bond bided his time and waited for opportunities to arise from the team's offensive sets. Those sequences usually ended with Bond's burying a three-pointer. There were other times when Bond seized the initiative. Those moments often resulted in strong drives to the rim for layups or clever passes to open teammates.