November 23, 2015 |
HOLMDEL, N.J. - Highland's Joshua Clark and Mainland's Alyssa Aldridge won cross-country titles Saturday at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. Clark, a senior, completed the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 33 seconds. Aldridge, a sophomore, crossed the line at 18:07. Both Clark and Aldridge won Group 3 state championships last week on the same course. Aaron Groff of Cherry Hill East (15:39) finished third. Jack Shea of Cherokee (15:46) came in sixth. Briana Gess of Haddonfield (18:25)
November 16, 2015 |
Joshua Clark of Highland and Alyssa Aldridge of Mainland won Group 3 titles Saturday at the NJSIAA Cross-Country Championships. Clark, a senior, finished the 3.1-mile course at Holmdel in 16 minutes, 17 seconds. He improved on his fourth-place finish of a year ago. Hammonton's Joseph Dougherty (16:32) placed fourth. Aldridge, a sophomore, was the fastest girl in any class, coming home in 18:13. She won by 32 seconds and became the sixth girl from the Cape-Atlantic League to win a state championship.
November 9, 2015 |
Aaron Groff of Cherry Hill East and Rachel Vick of Kingsway won South Jersey Group 4 cross-country championships Saturday. The meet was held on the 3.1-mile course at Delsea. Groff placed first with a time of 15 minutes, 25.29 seconds to push Cherry Hill East to the team title. Rachel Vick (18:46.25), Alexis Mullarkey (18:48.26), and Destiny Stanford (18:49.78) finished in the top 10 to guide Kingsway to a first-place finish. Group 3. Highland's Joshua Clark took the boys' race with a time of 15:55.86.
November 8, 2015 |
Haddon Township senior Kurtis Straubmuller remembers when he was really little, playing football. He started at the age of 6 and played for a 70-pound team in Washington Township. Needless to say, Straubmuller didn't need to cut any weight. "I think I was 42 pounds," he said, smiling at the thought. Straubmuller has only gained a little more than 100 pounds since, but it hasn't stopped him from competing at an extremely high level for Haddon Township. In fact, pound for pound, it may be difficult to find a tougher player in South Jersey than this rugged quarterback-linebacker.
November 7, 2015 |
Under brilliant stadium lights, a swarm of gray and black figures swept onto the field, crashing into one another for a team hug. The beaming members of the Haddonfield field hockey team lifted a shiny blue plaque bearing the words "Central Jersey Group 1 Champions" over their heads. "I'm really proud, you know, and I think they are too," head coach Lindsay Kocher said after her team defeated visiting Haddon Township, 3-0, on Thursday. "They put a lot of work in. Our motto this year was, 'Get better each day.' I just told them, 'Your hard work paid off.' " Haddonfield knew Haddon Township wasn't going to be an easy fight.
November 5, 2015 |
THE MYSTERY of how little Brendan Creato wound up dead in the woods a half-mile from his home last month continues after the family's attorney says toxicology tests came back negative for drugs or chemicals. Richard Fuschino Jr., an attorney for Brendan's father, DJ Creato, said the Camden County Prosecutor's Office informed him of the toxicology results and that the autopsy report on the 3-year-old boy was still pending. "There's certainly no closure," Fuschino said yesterday.
November 4, 2015 |
Isabella Therien scored the winner in overtime Monday as 10th-seeded Cherokee beat No. 7 Howell, 3-2, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 soccer tournament. The goal was scored on a blast from just outside the box. Therien also scored to tie it at 2-2 on a set piece late in the second half. Therien, a defender, is the daughter of former Flyers defenseman Chris Therien. No. 12 Rancocas Valley 0, No. 5 Millville 0, OT - The visiting Red Devils advanced, 4-1, on penalty kicks.
November 4, 2015 |
A toxicology test on a Haddon Township boy whose body was found in the woods three weeks ago has come back negative, an attorney for Brendan Creato's father, D.J., said Monday. Toxicology tests generally determine whether drugs or other chemicals were ingested, and would come back positive if that had occurred. "It is another small answer," said Richard J. Fuschino Jr., D.J. Creato's attorney. "But it just really begs more questions. " Fuschino said he confirmed the findings through the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
November 2, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It wasn't the best day for a visit to Audubon, N.J. Wind-whipped rain washed over the White Horse Pike. Sidewalks were empty of all but the hardiest souls, who spent much of their journey from car to shop preventing their umbrellas from turning inside out. The threat of more bad weather led to a week's postponement of the borough's annual fall yard sale - one of the big ways the Celebrate Audubon Committee raises funds for its Fourth of July celebration.
November 1, 2015 |
The front of Jason Snyder's jacket reads, "Lindenwold soccer. " The back explains what that means. Snyder is the coach of a memorable success story in South Jersey sports. The Lions are the champions of the Colonial Conference's Patriot Division - home to perennial powers such as Haddon Heights and Haddon Township - and they will be the No. 2 seed in the Group 1 sectional tournament, which begins Tuesday. At a small school with little athletic tradition, Snyder has a boys' soccer program that is churning along with more than 40 athletes at the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity levels.