October 24, 2015 |
The play of Eastern's Amirah Ali has demanded the spotlight throughout the season. In a 3-2 overtime win Thursday against visiting Cherokee, Ali showed why she deserves all of the attention she gets. With less than two minutes left in the first extra session of the Olympic Conference soccer game, a group of Cherokee defenders flocked toward Ali, who carried the ball into the offensive zone. Ali sent a pass to Rachel Wood, open near the Chiefs' net, and she buried the winner with a left-footed blast.
October 6, 2015 |
Jim Ross arrived one hour before South Jersey's newest medical marijuana dispensary was set to open for the first time Monday morning. He remained in his car while an elderly woman in a wheelchair and two other patients went into the Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center in Bellmawr, Camden County. "I was too excited and wasn't sure whether to go in or not," said Ross, a Pine Hill resident with multiple sclerosis, one of a dozen ailments that qualify a patient to use marijuana in New Jersey.
October 3, 2015 |
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - While the rain was falling Thursday at Hidden Creek Golf Club, the emotions were flowing for Chip Lutz in the championship match of the U.S. Senior Amateur. Lutz, who never had won a U.S. Golf Association championship in a career in which he won national senior titles on two continents, finally made it to the Senior Amateur final after failing in three previous attempts as a semifinalist. To make it more special, his 89-year-old mother, Janet, watched him play in competition for the first time.
September 26, 2015 |
Jack Brosius was in a hurry. The 13-year-old from Limerick was on his way to the World Meeting of Families, where he found inspiration - and maybe, after spending time shooting hoops with priest trainees in a cavernous hall at the Convention Center, even a vocation. "I might want to be a seminarian," said Jack, one of thousands of youths who roamed the center. "I like hearing about how to let God direct you in the right way. " (Jack's mom, Gretchen, smiled. "It's one of the options," she said.)
September 20, 2015
SOCCER OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Washington Township 1, Lenape 0: Marc Murgo scored with eight minutes remaining to carry the Minutemen, the second-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer, over host Lenape. Matt Tini made four saves to earn the shutout. Seneca 2, Paul VI 0: Sean Heins and Zach Malcolm each scored in a win on the road. Mitch Tippin and Evan Cajigas each had an assist. Gus Valeriano made 10 saves. Shawnee 1, Cherry Hill East 0: Dalton Wu made six saves en route to a shutout at home.
August 23, 2015 |
Storybook Land nostaglia amusement park has delighted generations of children for 60 years. It opened in July 1955 in Egg Harbor Township on Routes 40/322 - once the main route to the Shore - as the vision of John Fricano and his wife, Esther, who wanted to build a place for young families and their children. The couple started off with a five-acre wooded site. John Fricano, an Army veteran and housepainter, built the first attractions - the Little Red Schoolhouse, the Old Woman's Shoe, and Jack and Jill's Hill.
August 16, 2015 |
Joe Rauh Jr. is the owner of a new supermarket in Egg Harbor Township, JR's Fresh Market, that specializes in organic produce, meats, and other specialty items. It has opened in the wake of a jobless glut and faltering economy after the closings of four Atlantic City casinos and the domino effect of other business closings in the Shore region, including several supermarkets. Rauh, 48, of Williamstown, has been in the supermarket business for three decades and once managed the Acme in Mays Landing and the now-closed Super Fresh in Northfield.
June 1, 2015 |
The Rancocas Valley boys' and Lenape girls' track and field teams won their first outdoor team titles in school history in the Group 4 state championships at Egg Harbor Township. They were buoyed by several strong performances. In the boys' 4x100 relay, the Red Devils' JeSean Foster, Sterling Pierce, Dyson Scott, and Shaun Ellis-Bradley won in 42.20 seconds. Pierce also won the 200 in a time of 21.7. In the girls' 4x400, the Indians' Jasmine Staten, Carly Pettipaw, Shannon Storms, and Marissa Topolski won in 3:53.96.
May 31, 2015 |
Luke Petela of Haddon Township was a double-winner at the Group 1 track and field state championships at Egg Harbor Township on Friday. Petela won the 1,600 meters, finishing in 4 minutes, 12.79 seconds. In the 4x800-meter relay, the Hawks' Joe Domanico, Randy Ladd, Owen Long, and Petela took the title in a time of 8:04.01. Group 4 State Championships Rancocas Valley's Sterling Pierce won the boys' 100 meters in 10.76. In the girls' 400 hurdles, Kingsway's Thaila Cooper came in first in 1:01.35.
May 30, 2015 |
Nick Broth drove in Ryan McIsaac with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning Thursday to send Millville to a 6-5 victory over Holy Spirit in a Cape-Atlantic League baseball game. Elsewhere in the Cape-Atlantic, Justin Epifanio went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI as host Mainland edged Egg Harbor Township, 9-6. Bryan Brubaker scored twice and drove in two more runs. Softball Caitlyn Kliniewski went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to lift Deptford past visiting Penns Grove, 6-5, in Tri-County Conference Diamond play.