May 4, 2014 |
It's the focus his coach had been preaching. It's part of the intensity his team had been lacking. But for Dan Halla, it's just part of his love of the game, something he has done since he started playing lacrosse in second grade. "Today was a half-day in school," Halla said. "And I went home, went out back, and practiced my shot, and that helped. Practice makes perfect. " Halla credits his pregame workout for his hot start. The senior Stevenson recruit netted three first-half goals in leading the Haddonfield boys' lacrosse team to a 9-8 win Friday night over visiting Eastern.
April 12, 1989 |
It was not the heat that sometimes made Haddonfield summers unbearable, recalled Marian Pennypacker Tatum, but the circus. Actually, it was the anticipation of the annual visit of a traveling circus that made the summer wait seem endless, said Tatum, 83. But it was worth it because the circus stopped for a few days in a field at the end of Chestnut Street where she lived. Ruby Bunston Oberst, 82, remembers having to take the trolley from Haddonfield into Camden to catch the ferry to Philadelphia.
February 7, 2012 |
Guys from Haddon Heights know Haddonfield's gym with the bleachers that rise above the floor like the seating at an indoor swimming pool. Guys from Haddonfield know Haddon Heights' gym with its double doors at one end of the floor that open to Third Avenue. That's the way it works with these neighbors and Colonial Conference and Group 2 rivals. They always play twice in the regular season and often meet again in the state tournament. So for Haddonfield seniors Jake Sikkema and Mike Lacatena, there was something special about their last regularly scheduled visit to Haddon Heights on Tuesday night.
November 3, 2013 |
The snap, a shotgun, slipped through Mike McLaughlin's hands and onto the turf. Rational thought went out the window. Instinct took over. McLaughlin picked up the ball and fired to his left. It was picked off and returned for an 18-yard touchdown. The Haddonfield football team's first drive lasted exactly one play. But it was a chance for McLaughlin, a senior quarterback, to show his resilience. "In any football game, you're going to face adversity - you just have to keep battling," McLaughlin said after bouncing back to lead the Bulldogs to a 27-20 home win over Collingswood in a crucial Colonial Conference Liberty Division matchup.
October 13, 2013 |
Devon Tucker ran for a 61-yard touchdown on the third play from scrimmage and ended the scoring with a 64-yard TD run. Those were the only two scores for host Sterling on Friday night, but that was all the Knights needed to knock off Haddonfield for the first time since 2005, 13-0. "This was a huge, huge game for our program," Sterling coach Clint Wiley said. "Week in and week out, we want to beat the best. We did it against Haddon Heights, and now against Haddonfield. " It was an intense battle between undefeated Colonial Conference Liberty Division teams.
March 28, 2014 |
Will Fox pitched the first shutout of the 2014 season. And the St. Augustine senior is not a baseball player. Fox is a faceoff specialist for the Hermits' lacrosse team. He won 13 of 13 draws on Wednesday, leading the way to a 11-1 victory over Haddonfield in the season opener for both squads. "That's everything that you work for," Fox said of his ability to give the Hermits possession of the ball, time after time. Junior attack Joe Eisele scored four goals and junior midfielder James Kitchen added three for St. Augustine on a cold and blustery afternoon on the Hermits' turf field.
October 15, 2011
Dan Ciemniecki threw for two touchdowns, ran for one, and returned an interception for another score, and the Haddonfield defense posted its third shutout of the season as the host Bulldogs mauled Lindenwold, 44-0, on Friday night in a Colonial Conference interdivision football game. Ciemniecki hit Matt Bhaya and Alex Walter with scoring passes as part of a five-touchdown first quarter by Haddonfield (5-0). Chris Dengler added TD runs of 40 yards and 13 yards as part of a 61-yard rushing effort, while Ciemniecki finished with 87 yards passing.
December 4, 2011 |
Early in the season, Jamil Pollard wasn't sure about Gerald Towns. "He was young, and I thought maybe he was still a little soft," Pollard of the sophomore fullback. Now? "Now, I love that kid," Pollard said. Towns carried 25 times for 190 yards and three touchdowns as West Deptford stunned Haddonfield, 22-14, Saturday in the South Jersey Group 2 championship game. The second-seeded Eagles (11-1) came up with three interceptions and recovered a fumble on the Bulldogs' 1-yard line in surprising their previously undefeated Colonial Conference rivals before more than 6,000 spectators at Rowan University.