June 3, 2015 |
Imagine if Haddon Township's venerable Champion School had been torn down to make way for a 7-Eleven. That awful idea never got anywhere, thanks to Alfred Litwak and people who rallied behind him to save and restore the one-room schoolhouse. Now imagine this long-dormant building transformed into a setting for educational programs, historical reenactments, and social events. That could happen soon, thanks to Doug Kelly and his supporters. "The school already has been saved.
May 31, 2015 |
Luke Petela of Haddon Township was a double-winner at the Group 1 track and field state championships at Egg Harbor Township on Friday. Petela won the 1,600 meters, finishing in 4 minutes, 12.79 seconds. In the 4x800-meter relay, the Hawks' Joe Domanico, Randy Ladd, Owen Long, and Petela took the title in a time of 8:04.01. Group 4 State Championships Rancocas Valley's Sterling Pierce won the boys' 100 meters in 10.76. In the girls' 400 hurdles, Kingsway's Thaila Cooper came in first in 1:01.35.
May 30, 2015 |
For years, planners and residents have been trying to understand why Haddon Township isn't more like Collingswood, the millennial enclave that is South Jersey's answer to Fairmount and East Passyunk. Situated side by side in Camden County, the two towns are old-school commuter suburbs, with small house lots, good sidewalks, and great transit to Center City. They even share a main street, Haddon Avenue, which runs through the center of both. The pair are models for what smart-growth advocates call walkable urbanism, but Collingswood's downtown is by far the buzzier place.
May 25, 2015 |
Luke Petela was more than 2,500 meters into his 3,200-meter race Saturday when he looked over his right shoulder. The Haddon Township senior wasn't checking to see how far the nearest competitor was behind him. He already knew. Petela turned to teammate Owen Long, who had stayed within a stride of him from the start. The two confirmed they would flip spots to take the wind off Petela. Long eventually told Petela to take the win, his third South Jersey Group 1 victory of the weekend at Egg Harbor Township.
May 16, 2015 |
Second-seeded Lenape opened the South Jersey Group 4 boys' lacrosse playoffs by rolling past No. 15 Brick Memorial, 18-5, Thursday afternoon. Connor Wolfe scored four goals, and Anthony Brunetti and Tim Montgomery scored three goals each. Baseball Overbrook thundered back to erase a five-run deficit, scoring 11 runs in the seventh inning to topple host Gateway, 18-7, in Colonial Conference baseball. Sean Morris belted two two-run doubles in the seventh, and Joel Minch hit a two-run homer.
May 14, 2015 |
Connor Gilligan recorded her 100th career RBI for Shawnee's softball team Tuesday afternoon. Gilligan, a senior, went 2 for 2 with a homer, a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs in the Renegades' 8-3 victory over visiting Eastern in an Olympic Conference matchup. Kaitlyn Konopka went 2 for 3 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI. Annmarie Cooker also hit a homer. Elsewhere in the conference: Megan Wall picked up her 100th career hit for Paul VI during the Eagles' 22-0 triumph over visiting Winslow Township.
May 11, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It isn't as well known as Haddonfield or as hip as Collingswood, but these days Haddon Township is much more than a pass-through from one borough to the other. This Camden County community has a life of its own - from the businesspeople, retirees, and friends who start the day with breakfast at the Westmont Diner at Haddon and Maple Avenues to the long line for sticky buns Sunday mornings at the venerable McMillan's Bakery at Haddon Avenue and Cuthbert Boulevard.
May 9, 2015 |
Evan Prince and Brad Conway defeated Eric Blatz and Ian Stocker at second doubles, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1, as Haddon Township edged visiting Palmyra, 3-2, Thursday in the first round of the Central Jersey Group 1 tennis tournament. Haddon Township's Joey Fox beat Gabe Hochenberger, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1, at second singles, S.J. Group 2 first round. Ian Kruithof and Jake Warlow defeated Daniel McGee and Gabe Smith, 6-1, 6-2, at first doubles to help West Deptford win at Barnegat, 3-2. S.J. Non-Public B first round.
May 9, 2015 |
It took until the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday for Gateway's softball team to take the lead for good in its 9-8 victory over Haddon Township. The Gators had waited even longer for what came next. Kennedy Whalen struck out 12 in the victory, which clinched Gateway's first Colonial Patriot title in 22 years. Alex Astorga and Melissa Palmer both finished 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI. In other Colonial Conference action: Nikki Little drove in a pair of runs to help Sterling secure an 8-0 home win over Overbrook.
May 8, 2015 |
When you're starting a lacrosse program, progress isn't always measured in milestones. With wins hard to come by, coach Ed McLaughlin looks for moments, even movements, that show that his Haddon Township boys' lacrosse team - in its first varsity season - is headed in the right direction. "We had a sequence in a game last week where the goalie makes a save. He makes a pass to a defenseman. The defenseman hits a middie breaking. He hits another middie breaking - then to an attackman who hits another attackman, and we score," McLaughlin said.