November 30, 2011
Saturday, 10 a.m., Rowan University. At stake: South Jersey Group 1 championship. Coaches: Glassboro, Mark Maccarone (9-2); Pennsville, Ryan Wood (26-6) South Jersey titles: Glassboro, eight (2010, 2008, 2007, 1999, 1987, 1983, 1981, 1975); Pennsville, one (1981, Group 2). Fast fact: Glassboro is aiming to become the seventh straight team from Gloucester County to win the South Jersey Group 1 crown. - Marc Narducci
February 15, 2009 |
That Williamstown vs. Glassboro football game won't happen next season after all. Williamstown will instead play at Paramus Catholic, a Non-Public 4 program in Bergen County, Braves athletic director Paul Deal confirmed earlier this week. The game is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. "We'll probably do an overnight trip," Deal said. "It should be a good game. " In place of a matchup with Group 4 Williamstown, Glassboro will play Group 3 Kingsway. That game will be Friday, Nov. 6, according to Kingsway athletic director Joe Galleria.
December 1, 1987 |
Paulsboro will visit Glassboro at 1 p.m. Saturday for the South Jersey Group 1 championship. The game not only will feature two evenly matched teams with explosive speed, but also two teams whose playoff histories are among the richest in the area. BACKGROUND. Between them, these two schools have won eight of the 12 Group 1 titles contested since the advent of full-scale playoffs in 1975. Paulsboro has won five South Jersey Group 1 titles. Only one other school, Delsea, has won as many sectional titles, and Delsea didn't qualify this year.
October 21, 1999 |
Breathing new life into an aging downtown and reducing street crime and drug sales was the common thread linking mayoral and council candidates during last night's election debate. "I think we can clean up the community," said Mayor Alvin G. Shpeen, 68, a Democrat who has served as mayor since David Dougherty vacated the post in February. "Clean up your yard. Clean up your curbside, and we'll help you do that with grants," Shpeen said. The town has received two grants for a total of $450,000 this year, Shpeen said, which will be used to restore dilapidated storefronts, as well as install lighting and new sidewalks.
November 13, 1988 |
Glassboro's six-member council retains a 4-2 Democratic majority following the success of incumbent Councilmen Leroy F. May Jr. and Timothy D. Scaffidi Tuesday night. Republican challengers Sam Flamma and Leonard E. Rambo lost their bids to unseat the incumbents. Scaffidi, appointed to an unexpired post last year, and May, a 15-year council veteran, won 3-year terms with 2,706 and 2,441 votes, respectively. Flamma had 2,207 votes and Rambo 2,003. Rambo, an unsuccessful freeholder candidate in 1984, and Flamma, a volunteer Little League coach and football instructor, had predicted victory for themselves.
July 25, 1990 |
Glassboro police arrested the victim of a stabbing at the Elsmere housing projects after discovering that he was wanted on charges there and in Winslow Township. Responding to a call at 2 a.m. July 14, they found Markeith Jennings, 19, sitting in the playground area, bleeding from a stab wound in his left side. Police said Jennings had told them, "The fat man did it," and identified Lester Hinton, 35, who was arrested at the scene. Hinton, of the 200 block of Higgins Drive, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon.
September 29, 1996 |
The ground game ran on all cylinders in the second half. And the defense played with a purpose, not allowing a first down in the second half. Yet the highlight of Glassboro's season-opening 18-0 victory over Salem yesterday was the presentation of the game ball. Coach Bob Cleary gathered the team and gave the ball to Patricia Morris, whose son Nick died last month, an innocent bystander in the Deptford Mall shooting. Nick's sister Nicole, who is serving as a water girl for the Bulldogs this season, also was there for the presentation.
October 11, 1992 |
Bob Cleary looked part relieved, mostly exhausted, as he plopped down on the bench after yesterday's Tri-County Classic game with visiting Pitman. "You can only enjoy these games for about a half-hour," the Glassboro coach sighed. "There's always something to worry about. " Cleary's afternoon should have been anxiety-free. Glassboro scored 20 points in the third quarter to pummel Pitman, 33-0. "I'm pleased, but we have a lot of things to work on," said Cleary. "It's all over now. We're 0-0 for next week.
March 4, 1995 |
Glassboro's bid for a second straight state Group 1 boys' basketball championship ended yesterday on its home court. The top-seeded Bulldogs surrendered an 11-point first-quarter lead and fell to fourth-seeded Burlington City, 82-69, in a South Jersey semifinal. The Blue Devils (21-6) - who will face Pitman, a 72-53 winner over Paulsboro last night, in the South Jersey final on Monday - were led by guard Darnell Williams. The 5-foot-9 senior scored 16 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter.