June 13, 2016 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - In the end, it was Jeremy Boucher who hoisted the water jug and drenched his coach. And why not? It was a final act in a school year in which Boucher was the consummate utility man, ready for anything. In the fall, he was a senior wide receiver and a defensive back and won a state championship with his Pennsville football team. On Saturday, he was a savvy, workmanlike, righthanded pitcher, the team ace who led his Pennsville baseball team to a 3-2 win over Waldwick in the Group 1 state championship game at Toms River East.
June 12, 2016 |
AN ELMWOOD man was arrested Friday for allegedly slashing a woman's face on Thursday afternoon along the Schuylkill River Trail. Isiah Cheeseboro, 29, of the 2600 block of South Daggett Street, was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person,and related offenses in the random attack, police said. In light of the attack, an organizer of the Schuylkill River Trail Watch said the group would go "into hyperspeed" to get on the trail by the week of June 20. "A huge part of the watch is, how can we advocate for equal opportunity for women to feel safe on this trail, too," said Jon Lyons, leader of the running group Run215.
June 9, 2016 |
As Jess Linquist walked to the plate for the West Deptford softball team, with the bases loaded and her team trailing Johnson High, coach Mandy Schramm knew which side had the odds in their favor. The three hitter - and George Washington recruit - has been the heart of the Eagles' dynamic offensive lineup for several seasons now, consistently getting on base and knocking in runs. So the odds? They were with No. 1 on the Eagles roster. There was no doubt in Schramm's mind. "I knew the odds were against" Johnson, Schramm said.
June 9, 2016
ONE WATER STREET is a glitzy, new apartment house that was designed to be a model for public-private endeavors to create more housing for low- and moderate-income Philadelphians. In exchange for city allowing the building to exceed zoning rules on density, the developer, PMC Property Group, agreed to make 25 units available to people who could not afford the $1,750- to $5,500-a-month rent for an apartment. As a result, the building, which sits on the waterfront near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, is five floors higher than normally allowed.
June 6, 2016 |
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - The quote in the locker room - written in big letters on a white board before the game - was: "You can't beat relentless. " In the end, it wasn't so much a battle cry for the game, but for the entire Shawnee girls' lacrosse season - a stretch in which the Renegades re-ignited one of the state's storied programs. There were doubters before the season. The team struggled the last two years. There was a new coach. A new goalie. Inexperience in spots all over the field.
June 6, 2016 |
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - It's hard sometimes, the players said, to keep perspective in the face of such a massive legacy. But consider that the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team entered this season having to replace 13 seniors who went on to play in college. And consider that they lost four starters to injury as the season progressed. And then consider that, through all of it, they were on the field Saturday, competing for a state championship. Most programs would consider it a banner season, a small miracle.
June 5, 2016 |
It was the Game of the Year. Before the Crowd of the Year. Featuring the two Teams of the Year. But just one South Jersey Group 4 powerhouse team still could be standing at the end of the sectional tournament, and Egg Harbor Township literally walked off with the trophy thanks to Ella Glenn's RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning on Friday. Glenn, a junior outfielder, was engulfed by teammates and dozens of Egg Harbor Township students who charged the field at the end of a three-hour, instant classic on the Eagles' manicured field.
June 3, 2016 |
Liam Peck heard the ball hit the post, and his hopes rose. Then he heard something else, and his heart sank. "I heard them cheering, and I knew we had lost," said Peck, Moorestown's junior goalie. All over the field, Moorestown players fell to the turf in dismay as West Morris scored with 4.3 seconds left in the Group 3 state championship game to emerge with an 8-7 victory on Wednesday night. "It's a heartbreaker," Moorestown junior standout Frankie LaBetti said. "We gave everything we had for 48 minutes, and we just came up short.
June 2, 2016 |
Drew Wilden is a powerful lefthander with darting fastball and a sharp curve. Derek Wakeley is a clever righthander with a tailing fastball and a slick slider. Together, they are a formidable combination on the mound for the West Deptford High School baseball team. For the second postseason game in a row, Wilden and Wakeley split the workload and led the Eagles to victory in the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Wilden and Wakeley combined on a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts Tuesday as West Deptford beat visiting Audubon, 8-0, in the sectional semifinals on a hot, sunny afternoon at Union Field.