June 11, 2016 |
The past few weeks - a whirlwind for the Egg Harbor Township softball team - haven't allowed much time for reflection. And maybe that's a good thing. Years from now, the Eagles can look back, likely in disbelief, at their part in one of the most memorable stretches in state softball history. But right now, they're locked in. The ride isn't over. "We don't have enough time to reflect on it," Panthers coach Mary Dunlap said as her team prepared for a Group 4 state championship matchup with North Jersey champion Watchung Hills (27-5)
April 27, 2016 |
Penn discus thrower Sam Mattis admits that he never starts a season out too well, maybe because he's "not totally in it yet. " But in his first throw of the 2016 season, on a cold and raw day last month at the Philadelphia Collegiate Classic at Penn, Mattis uncorked a spectacular heave that got noticed from coast to coast, and identified him as a prime contender for a berth later this year on the U.S. team for the Rio Olympics. On his 22nd birthday, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior threw 221 feet, 3 inches in his initial attempt, the best ever by an American college athlete.
March 26, 2016 |
Federal authorities on Thursday charged three men in a fraud scheme that allegedly netted them close to $1 million. According to charging documents, the men worked for an inventory-management company in Radnor identified as "Company A," or a pharmaceutical company in New Brunswick, N.J., identified as "Company B. " While the companies were not named, "Company A" appears to be Storeroom Solutions Inc. and "Company B" appears to be Bristol-Myers Squibb,...
January 16, 2016 |
When Richard Reiss was 14 and still in school, he began his cooking career at his father's restaurant near his home in Alameda, Calif., according to his autobiographical notes. "His family roots, a combination of Russian, Jewish, and Greek, meant there was a big emphasis on both food and family," the notes say. But for most of his career, he was "running GE's technology division in Maryland," he wrote. Until 2001. At age 55, he decided to become a chef, and enrolled in Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I., from which he graduated cum laude.
July 12, 2015 |
NEW YORK - As historic as the U.S. women's soccer team's win was on Sunday, the history did not end there. Friday's parade marked the first time since 1960 that only female athletes were honored with a ticker-tape parade through New York City's Canyon of Heroes. The last female athlete to be honored with her own parade was figure skater Carol Heiss Jenkins after she won Olympic gold in 1960. It was the first time that a women's sports team received such an honor. U.S. midfielder Lauren Holiday, who announced her retirement after the U.S. win, recognized that the significance this day may not sink in for the team right now. "I'm not sure if we realize right now how important this was for women's sports in general, women's soccer obviously," Holiday said.
March 7, 2015 |
Kingsway brothers Quinn and Trace Kinner rolled into the quarterfinals at the NJSIAA State Championships in Atlantic City on Friday night. Freshman Quinn Kinner beat Bound Brook's Joe Casey, 7-0, at 106 pounds. Trace, a sophomore, quickly followed up with a 7-3 win at 113 over East Brunswick's Mark Schleifer in the pre-quarterfinals round. Both brothers won Region 8 and had a bye in the preliminary round. Quinn improved to 39-0 this season, and Trace is now 34-4. The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place Saturday, and the championships are scheduled for Sunday.
November 27, 2014 |
What a difference a few extra lanes make. The 35-mile stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike from Mansfield in Burlington County to East Brunswick in Middlesex County was dreaded by motorists, who were regularly held up in annoying traffic jams. But now - a few weeks after the completion of a $2.3 billion widening project - many are singing the turnpike's praises, even as the major artery faces its first big test: the Thanksgiving weekend, with the year's heaviest volume. The usual stop-and-crawl delays of a half-hour to nearly an hour - especially on the Wednesdays before the holiday - should be history, officials said.
November 4, 2014 |
Bella Marsh scored the go-ahead goal Monday in second-seeded Delsea's 2-1 victory over visiting No. 7 Bridgeton in a South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal field hockey match. Destini Parker scored in the first half for Delsea. Deja Mosley netted Bridgeton's lone goal. In another Group 2 matchup: West Deptford 7, Highland 0: Eireann Canning and Kristina Jakubowski scored twice to lead No. 1 West Deptford over the visiting eighth-seeded Tartans. S.J. Non-Public Field Hockey First Round Cassidy Gallagher scored twice to aid 10th-seeded Holy Spirit in a 3-2 win at No. 7 Moorestown Friends.
August 9, 2014 |
You know about moths, right? They destroy wool sweaters, lay eggs in the Raisin Bran, and strip bare our shade trees. What's not to hate? Turns out, there's a little to hate and lots to love. Most moths are good guys, serving as important pollinators in the field and garden; protein-rich food for bats, birds, frogs and predatory insects, like praying mantises; and, because of their sensitivity, indicators of environmental change. In case you were wondering, moths can be every bit as beautiful as their publicity-hogging cousins, the butterflies.
November 1, 2013 |
THE TEMPLE team that will take the field tomorrow at Rutgers bears little resemblance to the one that opened at Notre Dame 2 months ago. Or even the one that lost to unbeaten FCS Fordham or otherwise winless Idaho in September. And making true freshman P.J. Walker the starting quarterback three games ago isn't the only change that has taken place. Sophomore wide receiver Robbie Anderson, who has 19 catches and two touchdowns, hardly played in the first three games either. And first-year coach Matt Rhule has used a whole bunch of different offensive linemen.