March 9, 2016 |
Because it's located on a rise above Farnham Park, Camden High School has always been known as "The Castle on the Hill. " On Monday night, Corey Greer took a big step toward becoming the prince of his new city. The sophomore who transferred to Camden after spending his freshman year at Middle Township looked right at home in the South Jersey Group 2 championship game before a capacity crowd in Clarence Turner Gymnasium. The 6-foot-1 Greer scored 27 points and played a nearly flawless floor game in Camden's 82-54 victory over Medford Tech.
March 7, 2016 |
Taylor Sehdev's first shot, on Haddonfield's first possession of the game, was a smooth corner three that looked almost effortless. It was a rare tranquil moment in a game defined by wild, frenzied, and, at times, head-scratching moments. But for Sehdev, it might have been the most important sequence of the afternoon as her fifth-seeded Bulldawgs upset top-seeded Cinnaminson, 55-43, in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. "Once I make my first shot, I always feel so much more calm," Sehdev said.
March 7, 2016 |
There was no superstar on the floor for the Cherokee boys' basketball team Saturday. There hasn't been one all season, as a matter of fact. But it's been more a strength than a weakness for the Chiefs, and that rang true in a 45-42 win over Eastern in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals. "We're a complete team," Cherokee coach Eric Cassidy said. "Every night it looks like we have a different leading scorer. " The leading scorer Saturday for the second-seeded hosts was Kevin Brown, who scored 18 points thanks to four three-pointers, including one in the opening minutes of the third quarter.
March 6, 2016 |
His team was trailing by 10 at halftime and Highland boys' basketball coach Joe Lewis had a simple question for his unit. "How much fun are you having?" he asked. The Tartans were down by three entering the fourth quarter and Lewis asked the same question. Imagine the question the first-year Highland coach was asking afterward when the second-seeded Tartans had overcome an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 3 Toms River East, 68-61, in a South Jersey Group 3 semifinal Friday night.
March 5, 2016 |
It would be correct to say Darren Gibson rose to the moment. It would also be correct to say he fell back. Gibson, a junior swingman at Eastern High School, specializes in taking charges. He is a master at the dirty job of drawing offensive fouls. "I think he has 34 of them," Eastern coach Kevin Crawford said. "I've had some kids that we good at taking charges. I've never had a kid with 34 of them. " Gibson's 34th was his most important of the season, the "play of the game," in Eastern's 45-43 win over archrival Cherry Hill East in the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals, according to Crawford.
March 4, 2016 |
All season, Highland's girls' basketball team has known how valuable freshman point guard Azana Baines has been on the court. When she was forced to spend extended time on the bench with foul trouble, the Tartans really saw her value to the team. Baines returned in time and so did the Tartans, defeating No. 7-seeded Delsea, 63-56, in Wednesday's South Jersey Group 3 quarterfinal. Second-seeded Highland (26-1) will host third-seeded Toms River East in Friday's semifinal. With 6 minutes, 19 seconds left in the third quarter Highland, took a 32-21 lead on two free throws by Baines.
March 3, 2016 |
Growing up in West Philly, Joshua Dingle struggled with such a severe stutter he could barely form a sentence. His parents tried speech therapy, but it didn't work. Then an unexpected breakthrough at age 12 changed his life. "My parents introduced me to music and theater," Dingle said. "It wasn't because of my speech impediment, but because I needed something to do at that age. " Dingle said that within six to 12 months, his speech became "near-perfect. " "It was like a miracle," he said.
March 2, 2016 |
Leading by only four after three quarters, Highland exploded for 26 points in the final period Monday and dispatched visiting Toms River South, 72-57, in a South Jersey Group 3 boys' basketball matchup. Christian Scafidi recorded a double-double with 19 points and 25 rebounds, leading the Tartans in both categories. Elsewhere in South Jersey Group 3 first-round action: Tommy Egan racked up a game-high 24 points to lead host Seneca past Absegami, 71-52. Jack Brockett added 16 points for the Golden Eagles, with seven coming from the foul line.
February 26, 2016 |
London-based 90 North Real Estate Partners and Arzan Wealth of Dubai have paid $127 million for the Malvern campus of advanced building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain, which will remain at the site. The transaction includes Saint-Gobain's 320,000 square feet of office and lab space across two buildings on 65 acres of land, 90 North Real Estate said in a release. The manufacturer moved to the site from Valley Forge less than a year ago with a 15-year lease. The seller was a consortium including E. Kahn Development Corp and J. Loew & Associates, which had redeveloped the site for Saint-Gobain.
February 25, 2016
A residents' group lobbying against a $35.3 million bond referendum for repairs and renovations to Haddonfield public schools will hold information sessions Wednesday and Sunday. Citizens Urging a Responsible Bond (CURB) says it wants to see the March 8 question defeated in favor of a later, smaller bond issue and greater public oversight. The first session will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haddonfield Borough Hall's auditorium, 242 Kings Highway E. That presentation will be repeated Sunday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the borough hall.