November 16, 2015 |
He ran for two touchdowns. He passed for another after picking up an errant snap. And on the final play of the game, Cedar Creek junior Bo Melton broke through the line to disrupt a field-goal attempt by Collingswood and preserve the Pirates' 21-20 victory in a South Jersey Group 2 thriller on Saturday afternoon. Melton scored on runs of 19 and 16 yards and fired a 30-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Watson for third-seeded Cedar Creek (8-1), which will play Haddonfield (8-1) on Friday night.
November 5, 2015 |
Former Collingswood High School boys' basketball coach Joe McLoughlin said Tuesday night he was "totally vindicated" after agreeing to a $250,000 settlement with the school district to drop his lawsuit that claimed he had not been retained because of his refusal to play more white athletes. McLoughlin, who still is a teacher in the Collingswood district, expressed relief and satisfaction at the outcome of his nearly three-year battle with the school district. "My parents, who are both deceased, taught me to stand up for what is right," McLoughlin said.
October 28, 2015 |
The scientific expertise of William G. Wolfgang was not confined to the East Falls campus of the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, son Paul said. In January 1967, three astronauts died in a flash fire in their Apollo spacecraft during a launchpad test at the NASA base at Cape Kennedy, Fla. As a consultant for NASA, his son said, Mr. Wolfgang recommended to the agency "how to redesign the space suit so it would be less flammable. " Mr. Wolfgang, 89, of Cherry Hill, who retired in 2002 as professor of textile design at what is now Philadelphia University, died Friday, Oct. 9, at Kennedy University Hospital-Cherry Hill of complications from a fall at home.
October 25, 2015 |
The wins have come at such a mind-numbing pace for Clyde Folsom at West Deptford that many don't realize the monumental task he faced when taking over as head football coach in 1991. This was as good a time as any to reflect on the successful regime after Folsom reached another milestone Friday night, when West Deptford beat Collingswood, 34-7, in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game. For Folsom it was his 200th win at West Deptford, making him 200-59-2. During his first coaching job he went 34-11-3 and won three consecutive South Jersey championships at Bishop Eustace.
October 23, 2015 |
Consisting of three far-flung islands, Haddon Township is an archipelago floating in a sea of communities that once lay within its borders. It shares five zip codes with portions of other municipalities, and partakes of Quaker pioneer Elizabeth Haddon's family name along with two adjacent boroughs - with which the township is sometimes confused. Even people who live there, as I did for 27 years (I was in the Bettlewood section, with an Oaklyn mailing address) can be unsure where their hometown begins and ends.
October 22, 2015 |
Dashon Burdett calls it "a return to my roots. " The Collingswood senior's emergence as a go-to running back is something new for the Panthers. But it's something old for Burdett. "I always was a running back growing up," said Burdett, who played youth football for the Whitman Park Tigers in Camden before moving to Collingswood in seventh grade. "My dad [also Dashon] was a running back for Woodrow Wilson back in the day. "I wanted to do it here, but I was always more of a defensive player.
October 21, 2015 |
Austin Lehr, Jacuquan McPherson, and Chuck Weigal each scored Monday to give Penns Grove the 3-2 win at Wildwood in a nonleague soccer game. Will Helm and Dennis McAllister each scored for the hosts. In other nonleague action: Chance O'Connor and Dylan Skidmore each scored twice in Glassboro's 6-0 shutout at Gloucester. Frank Knapp scored twice to power host Delsea past Pennsville, 5-3. Greg Butenewicz, Doug Gant, and Parker Solowey also scored. Ryan Cruice scored twice for Pennsville.
October 14, 2015 |
Ciara Girouard had a hat trick to lead host West Deptford to a 4-1 win over Haddonfield on Monday in a Colonial Conference field hockey game. Samantha Souder also scored. Jade Freeberg had two assists. Kristina Jakubowski and Christina Petito each registered an assist. In other Colonial Conference action: Anice Henkel scored twice to pace Overbrook in a 3-1 win at Audubon. Deanna Denofa also scored. Sara Waldron had three goals in Collingswood's 5-1 victory over visiting Sterling.
October 4, 2015 |
Brendan Gilmartin blocked a punt in the first quarter Friday night. Moments later, Joe Ellis ran 29 yards into the end zone. No one scored again. It was that kind of night in Haddonfield, where the hosts held off Collingswood, 7-0, in a rainy Colonial Liberty football game between top 25 teams. Haddonfield is ranked No. 13 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Collingswood, which had scored a combined 59 points in its previous two games, is ranked No. 25. COLONIAL LIBERTY Audubon 20, Sterling 12: Charles Naone-Carter ran in a 59-yard touchdown in the third quarter to complete the scoring for the visitors.
October 2, 2015 |
In 2003, Jean Brennan and a few like-minded lovers of the printed word organized the first Collingswood Book Festival. "We had maybe a dozen authors and 20 exhibitors," Brennan, 69, recalls. "Over the years," adds the retired English teacher and longtime Collingswood resident, "it just grew. " This heartening expansion has encompassed the rise of social media, the explosion of self-publishing, the revolution of the retail book business, and downtown Collingswood's evolution into a regional destination.