March 9, 2009 |
On the mat, Anthony Baldosaro felt good for himself and bad for his best friend. In the stands, Hank Stinson felt the same thing in reverse. There was a bittersweet quality to Baldosaro's second consecutive state title. The Eastern junior was thrilled to capture the 140-pound crown but disappointed that his workout partner wasn't able to defend his title, too. "I was wrestling for both of us," Baldosaro said after his victory yesterday in Boardwalk Hall. Last year, Stinson won the 135-pound title, and Baldosaro won the 140-pound crown.
May 26, 2009 |
Gary Worthington, who helped build Eastern into a South Jersey wrestling power, has resigned as head coach. Worthington said last night that he stepped down after learning that he had been sanctioned by the NJSIAA. According to Worthington, he sent an announcement to the school's television station that eventually ran on Eastern's Web site. The announcement mentioned that there were "mandatory" workouts in April and he urged his wrestlers to attend. Coaches are not allowed to work with their athletes in the off-season until the summer recess.
March 6, 2009 |
Eastern's Michael Crowley had a scare at the Region 7 final, but he's ready for the three-day tournament that starts today and concludes Sunday in the individual state wrestling championships at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Crowley lay motionless on the mat at Moorestown on Saturday after Camden Catholic's Taylor Walsh reversed him with a twisting headlock and appeared to have pinned him for the 135-pound wrestling title in front of an energetic crowd, which fell to a hush. Coaches, trainers and officials rushed to the senior's side, trying to revive him. Spectators outside the roped-off area couldn't see if he was moving his arms and legs.
March 13, 2005 |
Giffin-Moore III is set. And this time, scholastic wrestling's ultimate goal will be on the line. Eastern's Scott Giffin and Camden Catholic's Randy Moore both looked impressive yesterday, punching their respective tickets into today's NJSIAA state 160-pound final at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. The 14 championship final bouts are slated to begin at 2 p.m. Giffin (36-0) used an array of double-leg and pass-bys en route to a 16-1 technical fall against Pascack Hills' Rick Eichenlaub in the semifinals.
July 2, 1989 |
Gary Worthington never really expected his plan to fly. Initially, his dream was to obtain his own pilot's license and possibly pass on some of his aviation interest to his two children. The last thing he expected was that both his son and his daughter would make flying an integral part of their lives. Actually, the family fascination with flying is a major personal and social accomplishment, said the Berlin Township resident. "You see, it's very rare that more than one member of a black family be involved in flying," he said.
February 26, 1989 |
Members of minority groups, especially blacks, were urged to consider a career in aviation at a panel discussion at Glassboro State College last Sunday. All three speakers at the program - sponsored by the Dr. Forsythe Chapter of the Southern New Jersey Negro Airmen International, or NAI, as part of the college's celebration of Black History Month - expanded on the range of opportunities available in aviation. "In just about every area in the industry, there is a shortage of people," said James Varanayk of the state Department of Transportation's office of aviation, the first speaker.
March 20, 2009 |
Anthony Baldosaro is headed for greatness - if he is not already there. The wrestler from Eastern concluded a 41-0 season with his second consecutive 140-pound state crown on March 8 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. So it's no surprise that, with a career record of 119-7, he is ranked 10th in the nation among juniors by RevWrestling.com. Since transferring to the Voorhees school last spring from Delsea, where he won his first state title, Baldosaro has inspired his teammates and made winning look almost effortless.
January 16, 2004 |
Eastern's Anthony Orio never second-guessed himself. Not once. When Orio decided last year to step away from wrestling, a sport in which he had competed since he was 5, the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder didn't look back. His focus at the time was football; he was the Vikings' quarterback. The peer pressure didn't always make that easy. Friends were constantly asking him, "what if?", especially when he sat in the stands at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall to watch the state finals last March.
September 25, 1991 |
Penn State sophomore Chris McGinley of Shawnee High has gotten off to a hot start for the Nittany Lions' field hockey team. Through her first five games, McGinley was Penn State's leading scorer with 10 goals. Penn State was 4-1 in its first five contests and ranked fourth in the NCAA field hockey coaches' poll. McGinley had scored in each of the Nittany Lions' games, including a two-goal effort against defending national champion Old Dominion in a 5-2 loss. Danielle Annibale, a junior from Bishop Eustace, has one goal and one assist in a reserve role for Penn State.
September 28, 1986 |
A string of nine consecutive losses to the Overbrook High School football team ended for Edgewood High School yesterday, when the teams met in an Olympic Conference interdivisional contest. Edgewood, the No. 9 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, used a splendid all-round performance by fullback LeRoy Smith and a consistent pass rush to overpower the visiting No. 6 Rams, 25-6. It was the season opener for both teams. Smith, a sturdy 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, gained 127 yards on 17 carries, scored touchdowns on a 49-yard run and a 27-yard pass reception, and teamed up with tight end Gregory Hines for another score on a well-executed option pass.