May 17, 2015
SOFTBALL S.J. GROUP 2 FIRST ROUND Overbrook 7, Barnegat 0: Alyssa Briggs went the distance in a shutout at home. Antonia Horay had a pair of triples. S.J. GROUP 3 FIRST ROUND Triton 6, Westampton Tech 1: Nicole Davidson had a double and two RBIs for the host Mustangs. S.J. GROUP 4 FIRST FOUND Millville 5, Cherokee 1: Kaila Smith went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs for the hosts. Brittany Rivera belted a home run and drove in two runs. Sydney Shannon doubled and drove in two runs.
May 11, 2015 |
Sophomore Jack Hastings made the most out of the William "Biff" Roseboro Baseball Tournament on Saturday, as he and his Collingswood teammates were victorious in the tournament they hosted. Hastings set the tone for the home team in game one, tossing a no-hitter in a 16-1 victory over Camden. The sophomore struck out three. He also knocked in two runs. Hastings proved to be vital in the championship game as well, delivering two more RBIs to help defeat Vineland, 7-2. Lucas Rollins helped the cause with a two-run home run in the first.
May 1, 2015 |
A Chester County man was charged with murder Wednesday for allegedly causing the death of his elderly father by neglect. Edward O'Brien III, 61, of West Whiteland Township, was arrested in the death of his 92-year-old father, who was found dead at the son's residence in September 2013, the District Attorney said. After the son neglected to continue his father's prescription medication and medical care, Edward O'Brien Jr. died due to built-up fluid in his lungs that stopped him from breathing, officials said.
May 1, 2015 |
A Chester County man was charged with murder Wednesday for allegedly causing the death of his elderly father by neglect. Edward O'Brien III, 61, of West Whiteland Township, was arrested in the death of his 92-year-old father, who was found dead at the son's residence in September 2013, the district attorney said. After the son neglected to continue his father's prescription medication and medical care, Edward O'Brien Jr. died due to built-up fluid in his lungs that stopped him from breathing, officials said.
March 14, 2015 |
They were just kids, Haddon Township High School friends in the springtime of their lives. Boys and girls hanging out in houses, driving Jersey roads, pulling pranks. Laughing. But in July 2006, the laughter was cut short. One of the friends, 16-year-old junior and field hockey player Ann Marie Lynch, died in a jet ski accident off Ocean City. "That was my first experience with mortality," said Tom Turcich, one of the pack, now 25. For months, he walked around in a fog of grief. Until one day in class, he saw the movie Dead Poets Society and had his own carpe diem moment.
March 12, 2015 |
To put it mildly, Dakota Williams loves books. "I think books are the best things in the world," said Dakota, 11. "I think books can really intrigue people. And books can help them not think about bad things that are going on. " So when his teachers at William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood challenged him and his fellow fifth graders to come up with projects that would be good for the community and make the world a better place, for Dakota it was a no-brainer: He was going to do something with books.
March 6, 2015 |
John Valore figured his Camden team was in for a tough game. He was right. "I can't understand how they were a six seed," Valore said of Collingswood. "They are outstanding. " Camden rallied in the fourth quarter and emerged with a hard-fought, 61-57 victory over visiting Collingswood in the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament Wednesday night. Junior forward Jamal Holloway scored 23 and junior guard Brad Hawkins added 12 for third-seeded Camden, which will visit second-seeded Middle Township in the sectional semifinals Friday night.
February 21, 2015 |
Sophomore Evan Finnegan of Haddonfield demonstrated why he was the top seed in the 106-pound weight class with a swift victory in the District 28 tournament at Collingswood. Finnegan pinned his opponent in 58 seconds, the fastest fall of the night, to advance to the semifinals on Saturday. Fourth seed Joe Downing of Collingswood also advanced by pinning his adversary in 5 minutes, 47 seconds. Audubon's Isaac Vogel, the second seed, advanced by a 10-0 major decision, and Eastern's third-seeded Jordan Pinette won by pin in 1:32.
February 20, 2015 |
When Gabe Guerrieri opened Genesis Counseling 36 years ago in a Collingswood storefront, the agency had a single counselor: Gabe Guerrieri. A lot has changed since 1979. Genesis Counseling Centers now has four South Jersey locations, 70 employees, and mental health or addiction treatment programs serving 6,000 people each year. And Guerrieri, 74, stepped aside a year ago for a new executive director, Barry Bailey, a 28-year Genesis veteran who rose through the ranks. "Gabe built this from the ground up," says Bailey, 55. "It has evolved a lot. " As the organization prepares to honor its founder Thursday at the Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, Guerrieri and Bailey agree that the core of what Genesis does hasn't changed.
February 16, 2015 |
Isaac Destin and Marcquon Lawrence both scored 12 points, and Collingswood edged visiting St. Joseph, 56-55, in overtime in a nonleague matchup. Collingswood trailed, 22-18, at the half, but a 19-point third quarter brought the Panthers back. B.J. Mitchell scored a game-high 21 points for St. Joseph. In other nonleague action: Stefon Bowman led the way with 16 points as visiting Bridgeton held off Mainland, 54-51. Ty'trel Stubbs and Marquis Wilson each added 13 points, and Nazir Williams contributed 10. Marcus Robinson poured in 28 points and Matt Blaszczyk added 17 as host Kingsway topped West Deptford, 88-55.