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December 28, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lots of guys can dunk in the open floor. That's regular explosion. Not many guys can dunk off a half-court set. That's remarkable explosion. Senior guard Stefano Okoro scored 32 points Thursday to lead Gloucester to a 57-42 victory over Holy Cross in the first round of the Audubon Holiday Tournament in boys' basketball. Junior forward Chris Walmsley scored 17, hitting five three-point jumpers, and senior guard Justin Smith had six assists for Gloucester (3-1), which advanced to face Audubon in Friday's title game.
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November 19, 1995 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A loss to Glassboro early this year played on the minds of Gloucester's football team. It was the Lions' lone loss this season, and it came after they had built a 14-0 lead. That loss was avenged yesterday, when Gloucester beat host Glassboro, 24-20, in the Group 1 South Jersey semifinals. The victory puts Gloucester in the South Jersey Group 1 championship, where it will meet defending Group 1 champion Paulsboro, a 44-6 semifinal winner over Florence, on Dec. 2 at Gateway High.
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March 5, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last two times the Gloucester and Haddon Township girls' basketball teams met in the playoffs, a combined four points decided the games. Gloucester made sure no nail-biting was necessary Monday, blitzing host Haddon Township, 51-25, to win its first South Jersey Group I title since 2009. Madison McClintock scored 19 points and had 20 rebounds. Mackenzie Cooper and Alisha Fox each added 12 points. The second-seeded Lions (25-3) won their four tournament games by an average of nearly 29 points.
SPORTS
September 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second week in a row Salem's football team got revenge against a team that defeated the Rams last year. One week after a 24-14 win over Glassboro, Salem defeated host Gloucester, 49-0 in Thursday's West Jersey Football League Classic Division matchup. Last year, Salem lost 41-15 in the second week of the season to Glassboro and 24-20 the next week to Gloucester. The tables have turned for the Rams, who are 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the Classic and host rival Penns Grove next Saturday.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jon Lado thought his coach was kidding him. Before the first scrimmage of his freshman season, Lado listened while Gloucester coach Tom McConnell made a bold prediction: The kid with virtually no wrestling experience would finish his career with 100 victories. "I thought he was just trying to motivate me," Lado said Wednesday night, after extending the best individual career in the short history of the revived Gloucester program. Lado, a senior 145-pounder, beat Woodstown's Dylan Weiss by a 6-3 decision in the opening round of the Region 8 wrestling tournament at Egg Harbor Township.
SPORTS
January 12, 2012
Kevin Fahy has been named the boys' basketball coach at Gloucester for the remainder of the season. Fahy replaces Kevin Hagan, who was suspended by the Board of Education on Tuesday night upon the recommendation of Superintendent Paul Spaventa. Spaventa on Wednesday declined to disclose the reason for Hagan's suspension, citing confidentiality of personnel matters. Fahy is a former baseball coach at Gloucester. The Lions basketball team is 4-4 entering Thursday night's home game against Schalick.
SPORTS
November 6, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Justin Graves might be older than his uncle. But he still can count on him for protection. "I feel safer running behind somebody I've known my whole life," said Graves, Gloucester's standout junior running back and defensive back. Graves is a nephew of Gloucester junior offensive tackle and nose tackle A.J. Alzate, who is the younger brother of Graves' father, Chris. The pair have led Gloucester to the brink of one of the more important games in the recent history of the program: Friday night's home clash with rival Pennsville.
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May 23, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsville senior Colin Rieger's first two pitches were out of the strike zone. The rest of his game was practically perfect. In fact, Rieger pitched a perfect game, retiring 15 consecutive batters in Pennsville's 10-0 win over Gloucester in a South Jersey Group 1 playoff game on Thursday. "It was a great team performance," Pennsville coach Matt O'Brien said after the game was ended in five innings by the 10-run rule. "Colin had great command. He kept the ball down and the guys made the plays behind him. " Rieger needed just 45 pitches to record the perfect game.
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April 11, 2015 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh last Saturday, Gloucester's Maddy Chain knew she had to step up big for her team. And she did. The senior captain hit a walk-off home run to give the Lions and 8-7 win over Triton to capture the championship of the Camden County Tournament. It's moments like that Chain says drives her to be the best. "I want to be the one to get us out of tough situations," Chain said. "My intensity just builds up. . . and I just have that drive where I want it and I don't want to stop.
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September 15, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
James G. Groff, 78, of Gloucester City, who retired in 2000 as a captain with the Gloucester City Fire Department, died of complications from dementia Friday, Sept. 9, at Alaris Health at Cherry Hill. Because his middle name was Granville, he became known as Grant, his brother Guy said. A 1955 graduate of Gloucester City High School, Mr. Groff was a Navy aircraft maintenance man, from January 1956 to December 1959. For a time, he was assigned to the USS Ticonderoga, stationed in Japan.
SPORTS
September 5, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
If all goes according to plan, by this time next year Casey Murphy will be just the regular coach of a regular football team. He won't be surrounded by seniors who have endured all manner of adversity. He won't have to rave about the players who have somehow managed to maintain their spirit and focus despite ample opportunity to check out. "We don't want to be a feel-good story," Murphy said of his Gloucester Catholic football team. If all goes according to plan, by this time next year Gloucester Catholic won't be an example of resilience, of persistence, and of the best thing about the 95-team West Jersey Football League's ability to arrange schedules to benefit programs in all stages of development.
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July 29, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
As the Democratic National Convention got underway amid pledges to "help working families," members of actual working families were assailing the all-Democratic Gloucester Township Council for authorizing a nearly 12-cent hike in the municipal tax rate. "I don't know how long we can stay here. We're not going to be able to afford it," Jessica Marchese, a 28-year-old teacher who is married to a police officer, told council members Monday. "My pay is not increasing," Marchese, a resident of the Broadmoor section, added.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Lake Gilman glistens, Fred Spreng raises the colors, and Herb Shallcross sings "The Star-Spangled Banner. " Then comes the announcement many in the crowd have been waiting for: Candy scramble! Adults unleash showers of wrapped-up sweets, a dozen or more little kids swarm across the lawn, and the annual Lake Gilman Day celebration begins in what Denyse Spreng, who's been married to Fred for 41 years, calls "the best-kept secret in South Jersey. " Located on 100 wooded, gently sloping acres of Elk and Harrison Townships in rural Gloucester County, the community of 76 houses and perhaps 200 people surrounds a private, wishbone-shape body of water named for "Skipper" Miles Gilman, the Navy lieutenant commander and World War I veteran who dammed two spring-fed streams and created this lovely place nearly a century ago. Imagine Mayberry as rendered by Norman Rockwell.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Gloucester Premium Outlets, the outdoor mall near the Atlantic City Expressway in Blackwood, marks its one-year anniversary Saturday. The mall, which offers 25 percent to 65 percent off designer brands on a daily basis, had a "fantastic" first year, helped by a warm winter and strong holiday sales, according to management. A celebration will include free live entertainment, face painting and raffle prizes to selected retailers from noon to 4 p.m. Outlet malls are popular among value-conscious consumers and more are on the way nationally.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
The Kingsway Regional School District in Gloucester County has jumped into the statewide debate over competing ideas to more equitably fund New Jersey's public schools. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) convened a forum Wednesday in Woolwich Township to push his plan to bring every school district to "adequacy" funding within five years by reallocating existing aid and adding up to $100 million a year. "We're not looking to defund anybody; we're looking to treat every child equally," Sweeney said, adding that he wants to have the money follow the children while recognizing each child's specific needs.
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June 27, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
A southwest wind visits Gloucester City most summer days, coming in long fetches up the Delaware River or straight across from Philadelphia. It can loft kites, flutter flags, and lay some welcome cool onto the city's waterfront Proprietors' Park. But sometimes it sends an "uh-oh" through the south side of town. That's when the breeze picks up petroleum odors from the Blueknight Energy Partners asphalt plant on Water Street, home to eight million barrels of asphalt. "Oh, it's horrible," said Denise Becker, whose family moved into a house across the street one year ago. "Sometimes we have to close the windows just so we can breathe.
SPORTS
June 12, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson and Will Snow, STAFF WRITERS
Bishop Eustace Prep and Gloucester Catholic High were well-represented Friday on the second day of the Major League Baseball draft, as two graduates from each school were selected. Righthander Zac Gallen was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round with the 106th pick. The Bishop Eustace graduate and North Carolina junior had a 2.68 ERA in 902/3 innings for the Tar Heels this season. Another Eustace graduate, Devin Smeltzer, was taken in the fifth round, 161st overall, by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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June 8, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Jim Waters hopes to boost Gloucester City by launching a summer concert series on his beloved hometown's waterfront. "There's also a selfish reason," says the longtime high school teacher and newly minted entertainment impresario. "I want to hear good music close to my house!" The free shows at Proprietors Park on the Delaware River are set to debut at 7 p.m. next Tuesday with the quintessential Philly rocker Kenn Kweder. Concerts will continue every other Tuesday through Aug. 23, concluding with Fran Smith Jr. (an original member of the Hooters)
SPORTS
May 31, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Jesse Barbera is not a pitcher. He's an athlete who can pitch. That might seem like semantics, but it was enough of a distinction to convince Eastern coach Rob Christ to give the baseball to Barbera for the Vikings' biggest game of the season. "I coach by my gut a lot," Christ said after Barbera worked a complete game, allowing just five hits with one walk in Eastern's 6-1 victory over Gloucester Catholic in the title game of the 43rd annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic on Sunday night.
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