June 10, 2016 |
BAYVILLE, N.J. - Briana Gess has been racing for most of her life. She is used to tough competition. She is used to winning, too - especially in the 1,600 meters in the Meet of Champions. This was something new. This was a step-for-step, elbow-to-elbow sprint between Gess, a Hadddonfield junior, and Freehold Township senior Ciara Roche for the final 100 meters of the event at Central Regional High School. "I've never been in a race like that," Gess said after her dramatic victory.
May 9, 2016 |
When he assisted on the winning goal, Jake Brown was airborne, diving to his right with a defender crashing into his back. "I saw a small gap," Brown said. "So as I was falling, I threw it across to the back crease, where Zach [Jacobs] was - and he finished it. " Talk after the game - an 8-4 road win for the Eastern boys' lacrosse team over Haddonfield - was about the adjustments the Vikings made. "It gets to a point where it's very intellectual," Brown said. "We're adjusting to what they're doing and everyone is trying to take smart shots.
May 2, 2016 |
It's been said that it's never good to focus on personal milestones in team sports. But for three games, Lenape's Carlee Braverman would look to the sideline and see her lacrosse teammates holding balloons and giant signs, ready to go all-out in celebration of her 100th career goal. After a while, the balloons can get to you. "I really didn't want them to have to bring out the balloons for another game," Braverman said with a laugh after finally reaching the elusive milestone in Lenape's 21-11 win over visiting Haddonfield on Saturday afternoon.
May 1, 2016 |
Burlington City's Nick Gares threw a no-hitter in six innings of work in the Blue Devils' 15-0 win over Medford Tech in a Burlington County League matchup on Friday. Gares, a lefthanded senior commited to Cabrini College next season, struck out nine while walking one in his first career no-hitter. He also chipped in at the plate, going 3 for 4 with two doubles. In other Burlington County League baseball action, Nate Peacock struck out 15 in seven innings in New Egypt's 6-1 road win against Maple Shade BCSL Tournament.
May 1, 2016 |
Even if Haddonfield High School was having itself a day, the Penn Relays reminded the team how great the competition can be. Third through fifth place - Concord-Carlisle (Mass.), River Dell Regional, and Haddonfield - in the distance medley Championship of America race was decided by fractions of a second - 10 minutes, 10.33 seconds, 10:10.36 and 10:10.62. It was even closer for winner Loudon Valley (Va.), in 10:00.003, and runner-up La Salle Academy (R.I.), in 10:00.004. The difference between those two groups was much larger.
April 30, 2016
3 Goals and an assist for the Haddonfield's Gavin Cutrino in the Bulldogs' upset of Clearview on April 21. 3 Players with hat tricks - Ally Criscuolo, Claire Monaghan, and Kristen Biche - in the Bishop Eustace girls' big win over Rancocas Valley on April 23. 6 Straight wins for the Kingsway boys - including two over Top 10 teams Haddonfield and West Deptford - after starting the season 1-4. 70 Goals this...
April 30, 2016 |
The giant screen that sits high atop the field at the Penn Relays is there for a reason. On Thursday evening, Haddonfield Memorial junior Briana Gess used it to sneak a peek at Weini Kelati, the Heritage (Leesburg, Va.) junior who flirted with the Relays Record (9 minutes, 15.3 seconds) during the girls' 3,000 meters. Kelati finished in 9:19.91. "She's just incredible," Gess said. "I was watching her on the screen when I was running. " Gess, competing by herself for the first time at the Relays, finished 12th overall (9:50.95)
April 22, 2016
Guess from these photos where restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Mackerel carpaccio 2. Veggie burger (that actually holds up) 3. "Foo Chow"-style oyster pancake For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Fuji Japanese Restaurant (116 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield) 2. Good Dog Bar (224 S. 15th St.) 3. Ming River Sidewalk Cafe (148 N. 10th St.)
April 17, 2016 |
It took more than two years of dedicated hard work, but 16 Haddonfield students are published authors this weekend. In January 2014, the Haddonfield Middle School Nature club began putting together a children's textbook biography of Samuel N. Rhoads (1862-1952), a well-traveled naturalist from Haddonfield. The book is finished, and a launch will be held at Haddonfield Friends Meeting on Sunday. The 62-page book, Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ: Birds, Books and Big Adventures , is being published by the Historical Society of Haddonfield, which Rhoads helped establish in 1914.
April 16, 2016 |
When Jean Nuneville met Shirley Geddes Keown, they were both teachers of special-needs youngsters. "I probably knew her for 50, 60 years," said Nuneville, a former teacher at the Bancroft School in Haddonfield. Mrs. Keown taught public school classes in Haddon Township. Over the years, Nuneville said, the women and their husbands shared much, but the women's decision to focus on special-needs children was their beginning bond. When asked why that was her choice, Nuneville said, Mrs. Keown had an immediate answer: That's where the need was. On Monday, April 11, Mrs. Keown, 88, a Haddon Township teacher from 1960 to her retirement in 1985, died of heart failure at the retirement community Cadbury at Cherry Hill.