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March 4, 1996 | Inquirer photographs by Nancy Wegard
The occasion was the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Belmar, but for one group, the cause was saving greyhounds. Many racing greyhounds are killed once they stop winning. Greyhound Friends Inc. urges adoption instead; for information, call 908-874-0508.
NEWS
December 9, 1990 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
Throughout the preseason, Northern Burlington coach John Black has stressed the importance of taking care of the ball. Last year, the Greyhounds were done in by an unenviable penchant to create turnovers. Northern Burlington averaged 20 turnovers a game, and in a conference as competitive as the Burlington County Freedom Division, that is too many to give opponents. With two of the team's top three scorers returning, there is optimism for improvement, but the real key will be how drastically the Greyhounds are able to cut down on the turnovers.
NEWS
December 13, 1987 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
After the season his Greyhounds limped through last year, Northern Burlington coach John Black could probably be considered an expert in health insurance. "We had so many illnesses and injuries throughout the year, it was just unbelievable," Black said. Along with the usual strains and sprains, the Greyhounds were hit hardest by a preseason injury that sidelined one of their key players for the entire year. "Earl Page was our starting point guard but he never played a game," Black explained.
SPORTS
June 22, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nothing was boring about boys' track and field in South Jersey. Pleasantville ended Bridgeton's three-year reign as South Jersey Group 2 team champion. Willingboro posted an unforgettable performance at the end-of-season Nike Outdoor Nationals. And Winslow Township's Julian Talley couldn't duplicate last season's success. Despite Talley's struggles, the area still produced three champions, six runners-up and two bronze medalists at the Meet of Champions. Here are some of the highs and lows of the season: Team of the year: Pleasantville may not have obtained the Penn Relays' success it so desperately wanted at the beginning of the season.
SPORTS
September 21, 1991 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
Admittedly, it was not impressive during the preseason, but Northern Burlington's football team has picked up its play considerably now that the games are for keeps. Last night, Northern Burlington unleashed a tenacious defense to stop Bridgeton, 17-12, in a nonleague opener for both teams. During the preseason, Northern Burlington was lackluster against Holy Cross, Cherokee, Burlington Township and Palmyra. But the difficult scrimmages toughened up the Greyhounds. "We didn't do well at all in preseason," said Northern Burlington running back/defensive back Rob Beetel, one of only two returning starters.
NEWS
September 20, 1989 | By John Knebels, Special to The Inquirer
Charlie Pirrello has built a winning tradition during his 12 years as coach at Northern Burlington. But this year, with only three starters returning, he's worried. "So few kids with varsity experience gives me the willies," Pirrello said. "We gotta worry about diaper rash. " COACHING. Pirrello, 80-29-3, coached the Greyhounds to a South Jersey Group 2 championship in 1980 and to two shared titles in the Freedom Division. He will be assisted by defensive coordinator Hank Kearns, offensive coordinator Tom Fager, junior varsity and sophomore coach Bruce Wandling, and freshman coaches Joe Washington and Ed Fitzpatrick.
SPORTS
September 22, 1996 | By Ken Sugiura, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Northern Burlington's Scott Silva had two gifts for his coach, Joe Washington. The first was 191 yards rushing and three touchdowns. The second was the game ball. The Greyhounds beat visiting Maple Shade, 28-12, yesterday in the season opener for both teams. It was Washington's first game as the replacement for Charlie Pirrello, who is taking a one-year sabbatical from coaching. "Coach got the game ball because he's working so hard," Silva said. "He has a lot of pressure.
NEWS
December 16, 1987 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
The excitement of making the playoffs last year did not escape Northern Burlington girls' basketball coach Joe Janney, but he has to be wondering how much of a positive effect it will have on this year's team. "We had a very, very small turnout," Janney said of the Greyhound tryouts. "I can't understand it. We make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years and only 21 girls come out for the junior varsity and varsity squads. "Thirty-one kids came out for the freshman team, but we're left a little short in the ranks for the varsity.
NEWS
December 14, 1986 | By Bob Lentz, Special to The Inquirer
When a school has gone 12 straight seasons without a winning record, one can't reasonably expect ill fortune to change in one year. And indeed, at Northern Burlington last year even the return of former head coach John Black didn't bring instant results. But this year, Black, who compiled a record of 80-80 as the Greyhounds' head coach from 1968 to 1975, is out to end the winless streak at 13 seasons. What's more, despite an overall record of 7-15, and a 5-13 mark in the Burlington County League Freedom Division, Black was quick to declare the 1985-86 season a success.
SPORTS
April 12, 1999 | By Tom McGurk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Extra innings can turn a coach's stomach in knots, especially when it comes to making crucial changes late in a game. As the innings piled up Thursday, Northern Burlington softball coach Brian Wolverton was on edge. However, he didn't have to worry about his starting pitcher, Christina Rossi. The junior threw a four-hit shutout as the Greyhounds prevailed, 1-0, over visiting Delran in a 12-inning thriller. "Christina gets stronger and stronger with every inning she pitches," Wolverton said.
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October 31, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kenyatta Greene ran for 1,295 yards last season. He might not gain that many this season. But Northern Burlington coach Jon Reisling says that all yards are not created equal, and that Greene has been picking up some valuable ones as a senior. "He's not putting up the numbers he was last year," Reisling said. "But he's gaining the tough yards when we need them. " The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Greene is among South Jersey's leaders in touchdowns with 11. He has helped Northern Burlington to a 5-1 record entering Saturday's showdown with 6-0 Lawrence.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Nick Hammell describes himself as a "shake and bake" guy. "I rely a lot on athleticism. I do whatever I have to do to get by defenders, whatever comes natural," he said. Pat Carver is more of a bulldog. "I'm fearless," he said. "I'll put my head down, try to grind it out, and go to the net. And I'm always fighting to create my own opportunities off the ball - stay on the backside, always expect the ball, cut when no one's looking. " Aside from the fact that the two aren't particularly conventional, there aren't many similarities in the styles of Hammell and Carver.
NEWS
February 6, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
DOLPHIN LOST the tip of her tail somehow during her greyhound-racing career, but she was wagging what's left of it as she walked into the Cat Room, where five felines live in carpet-covered homes and devote their days to compatibility-testing rescued racers at the National Greyhound Adoption Program in Northeast Philadelphia. Racing greyhounds spend their track careers with murder in mind chasing after a mechanical animal, so tensions can run high in the Cat Room, as they did when Dolphin's muzzled predecessor, Spirit, immediately lunged at the first cat she saw. But Dolphin had passed her two previous cat tests while muzzled and on a short leash, so NGAP adoption coordinator Bobbie Gunning let her roam free this time under hypervigilant human and feline eyes.
NEWS
December 2, 2012 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
An exhibition of wall sculptures by Ellsworth Kelly - including a large piece that once graced the old Greyhound terminal at 17th and Market Streets - will be presented at the Barnes Foundation from May 4 through Sept. 2, Barnes officials announced Thursday. It will be the first show of non-foundation works at the new Barnes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The initial special exhibition included foundation works not regularly on public view. "We are thrilled to inaugurate our program of contemporary exhibitions with a presentation of works by Ellsworth Kelly, an acknowledged master of the 20th and 21st centuries," said Derek Gillman, Barnes president and director.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Greyhounds are much more than fast fur. "They're charismatic," Steve Drayton says. "Life-changing," adds Robin Miller. "They're the dogs," Lisa Weinstein says, "that just keep on giving. " To give back to this venerable, fleet-footed breed, Weinstein founded Greyhound Angels Adoption in 2004. The Pennsauken nonprofit, which charges $275 per adoption and relies mainly on boarding fees and donations, is among several hundred organizations nationwide that find homes for former racing greyhounds.
SPORTS
October 14, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Jordan Sadusky's 82-yard touchdown pass to Jabree Kemp sealed Rancocas Valley's 23-21 victory against visiting Northern Burlington in a nonleague game Saturday. The Red Devils scored 10 straight points in the fourth quarter to rally. Elia Palmese drilled a 22-yard field goal to put Rancocas Valley (2-3) ahead, 16-14, early in the fourth. Sadusky and Kemp then put the Greyhounds away with the 82-yard touchdown. L.J. Terry completed a 58-yard touchdown pass to Colin Fitzpatrick, but Northern Burlington (2-3)
SPORTS
October 6, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Kyle Butler kicked a 26-yard field goal as time expired Friday night, completing Northern Burlington's comeback from a 14-point, third-quarter deficit and giving the Greyhounds a 30-28 victory over Willingboro in West Jersey Football League Patriot Division action. The Chimeras had led by 14-6 and 28-14 before Northern Burlington began its comeback in the third period. Quarterback Colin Fitzpatrick scored on a 5-yard run and Butler added the extra point to move the Greyhounds within 28-21.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2012 | Paul Nussbaum
Greyhound Lines Inc. on Friday said it would offer $1 one-way tickets to passengers marooned by the federal shutdown of Chinatown bus operators in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Greyhound said that the fares would be valid for travel until June 16 and that customers would need to show their ticket and proof of purchase at a Greyhound terminal to receive the special rate. The offer was in response to the closure this week of 26 bus operators based primarily in Pennsylvania and New York for safety violations.
SPORTS
May 30, 2012 | Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Unranked at the beginning of the season, Loyola of Maryland is No. 1 at the end. Loyola beat the University of Maryland, 9-3, Monday to win the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse national championship, three months after the Greyhounds opened the season miffed about being overlooked in preseason polls. "We knew what we had in our locker room through the whole year. It's just been an unbelievable journey," said Eric Lusby, who scored four goals and set an NCAA record with 17 in the tournament.
NEWS
January 30, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
A SUPERVISOR at the Center City Greyhound terminal was forced at gunpoint to page other employees to her location so they could all be put into a caged area while robbers stole $21,500 from the business early yesterday, police said. About 2:50 a.m., the 42-year-old supervisor at the Greyhound terminal at 10th and Filbert streets was approached by three armed men who were wearing all-black clothing with masks and gloves, police said. The men ordered her in to a caged-in area and made her call other employees over an intercom to come to her location, according to police.
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