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.
December 25, 2014 |
Jessica Mulligan could barely make it through the door. "I felt like the mayor. There were lines of people waiting to give me a hug," she said. For Mulligan, Tuesday night was a brief walk down memory lane. For players on both teams, it was a reminder of what high school basketball can be. Twenty-five years ago, Mulligan was the star player on the Sterling girls' basketball team. She scored 2,516 career points and led her team to back-to-back state titles in 1989 and 1990. She was on the Sterling floor again as a first-year head coach of Haddonfield, her alma mater's oldest rival.
December 24, 2014 |
In a blistering letter to administrators in the Colonial Conference, West Deptford High athletic director Jason Morrell on Monday accused Haddonfield High officials of a "lack of integrity" in handling a social-media incident involving West Deptford football coach Clyde Folsom. Morrell wrote that Haddonfield displayed a "dismissive" attitude in reaction to the Facebook photo and posting accusing Folsom of using an obscene gesture during the Dec. 7 South Jersey Group 2 championship football game.
December 18, 2014 |
The drills were run with precision, while the head coach continually offered advice. But just like her playing days, Jackie Mulligan had her emotions well in check. Not a yeller, or screamer, she commands respect simply with her presence. And her resume sure doesn't hurt either. Mulligan is in her first season as Haddonfield's girls' basketball coach. The Bulldogs open their season Friday against Collingswood. Mulligan has not been a head coach since 2005, is the mother of three daughters (ages 10, 8, and 6)