January 30, 2015 |
Another night, another starting lineup for the Haddonfield boys' basketball team. Another win, too. Weep not for Haddonfield, which is 11-2 and No. 6 in South Jersey while coach Paul Wiedeman continues to mix and match personnel to account for an unprecedented run of injuries. "This was our umpteenth starting lineup," Wiedeman said after Haddonfield's 66-33 victory over Haddon Township on Wednesday night in an Colonial Conference interdivision clash of neighborhood rivals. Senior guard Nick DePersia made five three-pointers and scored 23 points to lead Haddonfield (11-2 overall, 9-0 in Colonial play)
January 25, 2015 |
Things were going so well for Haddonfield senior Nick Rollo. A starting offensive lineman since his sophomore season, Rollo was the starting center on the 2013 South Jersey Group 2 championship football team and was a captain on this year's squad. Then in the fourth game of the season, Rollo suddenly saw his high school career end on the final play of the third quarter of an eventual 28-25 overtime win over West Deptford. He was blocking on a fourth-and-1 play, and immediately knew what he felt was serious.
January 18, 2015 |
The referee raised Ben Klaus' arm. The Haddonfield student section, raucous and on its feet, chanted his name. This time last year, the freshman dreamed about a moment just like this. "I've been coming to Haddonfield-West Deptford matches since I was little, watching my brothers. So I knew how crazy this rivalry was. I knew what this was all about," said Klaus, still grinning long after his big victory. "But being a part of it was so much more than I could have expected. " Klaus scored a pin 3 minutes, 35 seconds into the 126-pound bout, one of the key decisions in his Haddonfield wrestling team's crucial, 34-25 home win over archrival West Deptford on Friday night.
January 17, 2015 |
NEWARK, Del. - Doug Stewart's basketball career has taken him many places around the world, including the White House. Now the 1989 Haddonfield High graduate has begun a new venture as a professional coach. Stewart is an assistant coach for the Delaware 87ers, the 76ers' NBA Development League team that plays its games at the University of Delaware. The previous six years he was the associate head coach at Oregon State, working for head coach Craig Robinson, the brother of Michelle Obama and brother-in-law of President Obama.
January 16, 2015 |
In a battle of Colonial Conference Liberty rivals, it came down to pins in Haddonfield, and visiting Collingswood had more of them on Wednesday night. Shawn Clark's 1-minute, 29-second fall over Patrick Dengler at 152 pounds clinched Collingswood's 28-27 win. The match was determined by Criteria "D," which is earned by the team with the most pins. Collingswood added to its early 6-4 lead, as Pat Miles picked up the Panthers' only other fall, pinning Liam McCormick in 24 seconds in the 220-pound class.
January 14, 2015 |
Eugenia Burke Meade, 93, of Haddonfield, who retired in 1980 as corporate pension director and senior counselor for John Wanamaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Haddonfield home of her daughter, Mary Jo Gallagher. After she retired from the department store chain, Mrs. Meade was a teacher of weekly Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes for youngsters who do not attend Catholic schools. The classes were at from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s at Christ the King Regional School in Haddonfield, where she was also a substitute teacher and a playground moderator.
January 10, 2015 |
Collingswood took Sterling's best shot on Thursday night and then answered emphatically. After seeing a 17-point lead in the third quarter shrink to just one point early in the fourth, the host Panthers stepped on the gas to beat Sterling, 59-47 in Thursday's Colonial Conference boys' basketball game. Sterling's Ryan Smith hit a three-pointer to cut the Panthers deficit to 43-42 with 7:20 left and that's when Collingswood hit stride. The Panthers got immediate separation by going on a 7-0 run, beginning with an inside score from center Isaac Destin.
January 8, 2015
A story in Wednesday's edition incorrectly identified the winning team in a girls' basketball game. Haddonfield defeated Woodbury, 53-42.
January 6, 2015 |
The plan isn't to fall behind and stage a dramatic rally. It just kind of works out that way for the Moorestown High School boys' basketball team. "We're scrappy," Moorestown coach Shawn Anstey said of his team. In a three-week-old season that already has produced a winter's worth of surprising results, Moorestown generated one of the biggest eye-openers by rallying for a 52-50 victory over previously undefeated Haddonfield in a showcase event Monday at Washington Township. On Tuesday, the Quakers fell behind by 21-3 to another undefeated team in Kingsway and rallied for a 61-57 victory in overtime.
January 3, 2015 |
Frank Fortino was a light 220-pounder as a sophomore. He's a sturdy 195-pounder as a junior. The Haddonfield High School athlete still can compete at the higher weight class. He bumped up to 220 pounds on Friday and registered a pin in the Bulldogs' 50-24 victory over Sterling in a Colonial Conference match. But while Fortino might spend the regular season toggling between weights for the betterment of the team, he's hoping to make a deep run in the individual tournament in late February and March at 195 pounds.