October 3, 2014 |
West Deptford will play at Haddonfield on Thursday night in a game with major Colonial Liberty and South Jersey Group 2 playoff implications. It also is a renewal of South Jersey's best football rivalry. That wasn't always the case, and that won't always be the case. But right now, it doesn't get any better than the Eagles vs. the Bulldogs. "I love it," Haddonfield senior Jake Robinson said of the rivalry. Here's one reason this is a unique rivalry: familiarity. From 2006 to 2013, the teams played 13 times, including five times in the South Jersey playoffs.
October 2, 2014 |
Bancroft officials are expected to announce Wednesday that they are moving their headquarters to a newly purchased, 41,500-square-foot office building at 1255 Caldwell Rd. in Cherry Hill. The new building will house the executive offices and administrative departments for the organization, which provides services for children and adults with intellectual or development disabilities and adults needing neurological rehabilitation. The sale closed Tuesday, a Bancroft spokeswoman said.
October 1, 2014 |
With eight minutes left on Monday afternoon, Haddonfield freshman Sam DeCencio took a shot that was stopped on a diving save by Collingswood goalkeeper Patrick O'Donnell. Luckily, fellow freshman Jack Dugan was there to send the rebound into the net and give the visiting Bulldogs a 2-1 Colonial Liberty boys' soccer victory. It was Dugan's second consecutive winning goal. The first-year play of DeCencio and Dugan has paid dividends for Haddonfield, according to Bulldogs assistant coach Jim Dugan, who is also Jack's father.
September 30, 2014 |
A proposal for Camden County to acquire most of the Bancroft campus in Haddonfield and preserve it as open space appears to be losing ground. The county committee that advises the freeholders on what open-space projects to pursue voted last week to make a 425-acre tract of the Winslow Farms Conservancy its top priority out of three sites proposed for acquisition, according to committee interim chairman Jack Sworaski. An actual recommendation to the freeholders, if made, would come later.
September 28, 2014 |
Jake Robinson figures he can make a big play every time he touches the football. He was 4 for 5 on Friday night. Robinson scored four touchdowns, one in each quarter, as visiting Haddonfield rolled to a 28-0 victory over Collingswood in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game. "That's a first," Robinson said of scoring four touchdowns. Robinson's big plays and some swarming defense carried Haddonfield (3-0), the No. 5 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, to victory on a cool, clear night before a large crowd in Collingswood's historic stadium.
September 28, 2014 |
Senior Charlie Clarke can remember when he was a wide-eyed freshman at Haddonfield and how much the upperclassmen on a veteran soccer team made him feel like part of the group. Now, he is using what he learned as one of the leaders of a young, but still potentially dangerous team. Clarke is a third-year starter as a defender, but he saw some varsity time in that freshman season. That team in 2011 eventually won both the Colonial Conference Liberty Division and South Jersey Group 2 crowns.
September 27, 2014 |
Here's a closer look at seven football games on Friday night (all 7 o'clock starts), with predictions. No. 5 Haddonfield (2-0) at Collingswood (1-0). This game has major Colonial Liberty and South Jersey Group 2 playoff implications. Collingswood, coming off a bye, is looking to beat Haddonfield for the first time since 2006. The Panthers have a seasoned senior class and a playmaker to watch at quarterback in senior Jordan Wallace. Haddonfield has won eight games in a row, starting with a 27-20 win over Collingswood on Nov. 1. Seniors Mark Walker and Mike DeFeo each have scored three touchdowns for the Bulldogs this season.
September 20, 2014 |
After 83 years repairing shoes, since he was recruited off a Camden sidewalk at age 11, James Spinelli, 94, is retiring this month and closing Quaker Shoe Repair in Haddonfield. Only he's not sure he can stay retired. He believed all these decades that he was living a useful life, saving soles, but little noticed by the world. He is a shoe man who kept to his shop, literally living upstairs. But the outpouring of love from customers since he announced his retirement has been so surprising to him, so gratifying, that he's not certain he can walk away.
September 17, 2014 |
The net behind Taylor Sehdev was untouchable on Monday afternoon. The Haddonfield junior goalkeeper made five saves en route to a 3-0 shutout of host Woodbury in a nonleague girls' soccer game. Kaitlyn Bonnet scored twice. Julia Parker added a goal. In other nonleague action: Eight West Deptford players struck Paulsboro's net in a 8-0 home win. Nicole Pinto had a pair of assists. Vanessa Alessi's second-half goal made all the difference, as Shawnee defeated host Timber Creek, 1-0. Silvana Gordon had the assist.
September 15, 2014 |
Haddonfield football coach Frank DeLano said the preseason felt extra long this year. "It was time to play a football game," he said. The Bulldogs sure did that. Jumping out to a 28-point halftime lead, Haddonfield opened with a 35-6 win at Woodbury on Saturday in an interdivisional Colonial Conference game. "We are a young team and had to open with them, and they looked in midseason form," Woodbury coach Al Mailahn said. Actually, the Bulldogs looked in postseason form, with a veteran team back from last year's 10-2 South Jersey Group 2 champion that beat three previously undefeated teams in the playoffs.