July 26, 2016 |
As Argenis Calderon's face has appeared on movie screens in New York City and across New Jersey, audiences have watched him play baseball in Camden's Pyne Poynt Park, navigate a tumultuous home life, graduate high school near the top of his class, and prepare to attend college. Since then viewers of Pyne Poynt , a documentary released this year about the North Camden Little League, have often approached Calderon at screenings, some with tears in their eyes, to tell him that his story inspired them.
July 12, 2016 |
EUGENE, OREGON - "This is definitely disappointing," Marielle Hall admitted. "This is not the way I expected it to happen. " The Haddonfield High School and University of Texas graduate, who had already earned her Olympic berth with a third place in the 10,000 meters eight days ago, was unable to match that form and wound up seventh in 15 minutes, 18.60 seconds in the women's 5,000-meter final at the last day of the U.S. Olympic Track and...
July 9, 2016 |
EUGENE, Ore. - Marielle Hall has already made American track and field history. Now she's doubling down on her Olympic ambitions. Hall is bound for Rio de Janeiro after her third-place finish Saturday in the 10,000-meter final at the U.S. Olympic trials. The Haddonfield High and University of Texas alumna now has set her sights on the 5,000 meters. She finished in 31 minutes, 54.77 seconds behind Molly Huddle and Emily Infeld on Saturday at Hayward Field. Hall will be the first African American runner to represent the United States in the Olympic 10,000, "and that's very meaningful to me," she said.
July 4, 2016 |
"When they pulled up the rug," Deborah Marchand says, "they found this . " We're admiring a glorious terrazzo floor under the rotunda of the Haddonfield Public Library, where a $2.2 million, 15-month restoration, renovation, and repurposing project is nearly complete. The goal, library board president Marchand adds, was "to take what had been a fairly inflexible space and make it more flexible and open and welcoming. " Haddonfield has done all that and then some: A sneak peek last week left me impressed by how seamlessly the old has been freshened up and blended with the new inside the Monticello-esque landmark at Tanner Street and Haddon Avenue.
June 22, 2016 |
As a workers' compensation defense lawyer, Michael Huber "was a little like Jimmy Stewart, very earnest, like a Boy Scout," his Haddonfield law partner William T. Freeman said. Freeman recalled that in one case, Mr. Huber won a decision before the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Court in Camden. But while Mr. Huber was away, an appellate court "very promptly reversed" the decision, Freeman said, "because of him, because he wasn't there to argue it. " And because of his Stewartian earnestness, Freeman said, Mr. Huber was "someone you could trust with the most delicate of personal information without any fear.
June 15, 2016 |
On the outside, everything seemed the same this season for Briana Gess. On the inside, she said, everything was different. "This was such a growing year for me," said Gess, a junior at Haddonfield High School and the Inquirer's South Jersey athlete of the year for girls' track and field. As usual, Gess showed herself to be one of the state's most versatile and valuable middle- and long-distance runners. She won three events at the South Jersey Group 2 sectional meet. She won three more, including a relay, at the Group 2 state meet.
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.