April 26, 2015 |
John Tedeschi drove in two runs to help host Haddonfield to a 4-2 win over Cherry Hill East in the final of the Russ Spicer Classic on Saturday. Tedeschi went 1 for 2 with a triple. Drew Dark tossed a complete game, striking out two and allowing one earned run. Mark Walker had an RBI. In the first round, Tedeschi and Dark each drove in two as the Bulldawgs topped Atlantic City, 8-3. Walker earned the win in a complete game. Papa Bear Invitational. Luke Smith struck out six in a four-hitter to give host Delran the crown with a 2-1 win over Pemberton.
April 23, 2015 |
Developer J. Brian O'Neill plans to provide details at a community meeting Wednesday about the drug and alcohol treatment center he intends to create on the Bancroft campus in Haddonfield. The proposed facility, which would be near J. Fithian Tatem Elementary and next to Haddonfield Memorial High School, has drawn vocal public concern and opposition since being disclosed about a month ago. O'Neill, who hopes to operate 15 Recovery Centers of America between Boston and Annapolis, said he was undeterred by the Haddonfield response.
April 19, 2015 |
Nick and Rob DePersia have been playing basketball together for their whole lives. They have decided to continue in college. The DePersia twins, four-year varsity players for Haddonfield High School, have decided to attend Rowan University to study engineering and play basketball for the Profs. "We had some opportunities to do some other things individually," Nick DePersia said. "But we feel like we bring out the best in each other. " The twins both scored more than 1,000 career points and led Haddonfield to four consecutive Colonial Conference Liberty Division titles.
April 18, 2015 |
Matt Jones tossed a one-hit shutout for host Haddonfield in a 3-0 victory over West Deptford in a Colonial Conference baseball game on Thursday. Jones struck out four for the Bulldogs, who are ranked No. 7 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Drew Dark had a pair of hits, including a double, and scored two runs. In other Colonial action: Audubon scored five runs in the sixth inning and edged Collingswood, 6-5, at home. Andrew Fehr knocked in Tony Carbone on a single to put the No. 10 Green Wave ahead.
April 16, 2015 |
Nobody needs to tell Drew Dark that things can change quickly in baseball. The Haddonfield senior experienced the sport's lows and highs in a dizzying sequence in the dramatic final stages of a Colonial Conference baseball game Tuesday against rival Haddon Heights. In the end, Dark drove in the game-winning runs with a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning to propel Haddonfield to a 6-4 victory at Haddon Heights' 8th Avenue Field. "We wear Bulldogs on our shirts, and that's Drew - he's our bulldog," Haddonfield coach Bob Bickel said after the crisply played game on a cool, damp afternoon.
April 12, 2015 |
Haddonfield girls' lacrosse coach Jessica Blake decided that her team needed to improve on winning 50-50 balls and work harder on the field. After just a few practices, the Bulldawgs found a way to execute those improvements as they rocked visiting Paul VI, 19-5, in a nonleague game Friday afternoon. "We're gelling as a team, definitely," senior Grace Grimes said. "Our ball movement is definitely improving. . . It's all about the mentality, when you do wrong, you have to make it up. It's all about the dynamic during a particular game.
April 10, 2015 |
There's something unconventional about Ian Reilly. His stocky, 5-foot-9 frame isn't exactly the prototype of a Division I athlete. His style, on and off the lacrosse field, doesn't appear to be the most polished. And when he thinks about what separates him as a goalie, his reasoning is far from philosophical: "I think a big thing with me is I don't mind getting hit with the ball. I'm not scared of it," said Reilly, a Haddonfield junior. "I'm not afraid to step toward the shot.
April 8, 2015 |
Thomas Gosse hit a two-run single to start the scoring in Haddonfield's 7-5 win over Gloucester on Monday in the first round of the Camden County baseball tournament at Campbell's Field. Sean Ilves earned the win and did not allow an earned run in three innings of relief. In a second-round game, Eastern's Tyler Ronczka struck out 13 to shut out Overbrook, 8-0. Joey Caruso went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and one run. Tyler Travis had a pair of hits and three runs. Grand Slam Classic Semifinals.
April 8, 2015 |
Karen Bitting met Ellen Marsden Smedley in the 1970s, when both were teaching at the Sheppard School in Lower Kensington. "She ran an unbelievable art program" for children from kindergarten through fourth grade, Bitting said, and did it without a classroom dedicated to art. She had a cart filled with supplies on each of the three floors of Sheppard, Bitting said. "Sometimes, after a class on the third floor," she said, "she would have to tear down to the first floor for her next class.
April 4, 2015 |
Jogging and running races did more than ease daily stresses for Bruce C. Brotzman. "It saved his life," his son, Michael, said. Mr. Brotzman had started running recreationally in the 1970s, but after a business trip to Dallas in 1993, his son said, "he began experiencing shortness of breath. " Tests revealed that "the heart muscle had been attacked by a virus. " But because years of running had given him "cardiac capability to spare," his son said, "he would continue to run nightly," just not as far nor as fast as before, until recently reducing his exercise to walking.