January 24, 2014 |
James Spinelli was 11 when he became a shoe man. This was in Camden, 1931. Spinelli was poor and small for his age, but he'd already been working for five years, selling vegetables from a little red wagon and peddling newspapers to saloon patrons. He also hawked Camden-style "yum yum" water ice on the corner of Broadway and Royden. So when a guy walked out of a shoe shop downtown and offered a job to a crowd of boys walking by, the skinny kid from Clinton Street said yes. He made $1.50 a week to start, and he's been fixing other people's footware ever since.
January 18, 2014 |
There's a new name atop the Haddonfield boys' basketball record books. It looks a lot like the old name. The Bulldogs headed to Audubon Thursday night and won a Colonial Conference showdown, 84-57. The victory gives 15-year head coach Paul Wiedeman his 332d career win, one more than his father, Dave, for the most in school history. Paul Wiedeman won a state championship in 1989 as a point guard playing for his dad. Twins Rob DePersia (19 points, six rebounds, four assists)
January 12, 2014 |
Terrence J. Woods, 84, of Haddon Township, a salesman for his family's stationery supply firm in the 195os and 1960s, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Woods grew up near Third and Snyder Streets and graduated from Southeast Catholic High School in 1947. He was an Army infantryman who served in combat during the Korea conflict, niece Patricia Zinsser said. His brother, James, and two friends from military service in World War II had opened Philadelphia Stationery Co., which sold "everything from large office equipment down to pencil sharpeners," Zinsser said.
January 9, 2014 |
Haddonfield's Taylor Sehdev entered Tuesday afternoon's game at Woodbury having reached double figures in points in each of her last three games. She did so again, but it was Hayley Raymond who paced the Bulldogs as they stormed out to an early lead behind their two leading scorers before coasting to a 53-33 win in a Colonial Conference girls' basketball game. Haddonfield held a 19-4 advantage after one quarter because of the strong play of Raymond and Sehdev. Raymond, a senior forward, scored eight of her team-high 18 points and sophomore Sehdev netted seven of her 13 in the opening period.
December 30, 2013 |
The championship stage wasn't too much for freshman Briana Gess on Saturday afternoon. Gess scored seven of her 14 points in the fourth quarter to help lead the Haddonfield girls' basketball team to a 43-37 win over Delran in the championship game of the Haddonfield Tournament. Gess, who led the Bulldogs in scoring, also dished out four assists and tallied four steals. Sophomore forward Taylor Sehdev added 11 points, 5 steals and 4 assists. Nicole Bayer led Delran with a game-high 21 points.
December 24, 2013
A headline and dateline in Sunday's edition on a story about the Camden youth group L.U.C.Y. Outreach gave the incorrect location for its fund-raising storefront site. It was Haddonfield.
December 24, 2013 |
Many people think they know her. Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh was the plucky single Quaker woman who left England for America in 1701 to manage her father's property holdings in New Jersey - and who almost single-handedly founded Haddonfield. She comforted Native Americans when they had "gotten strong liquor in their heads," legend says. She proposed to her preacher husband and was too frail and tiny to have her own children. But don't believe the stories - at least not all of them.
December 23, 2013 |
Midway in the fourth quarter, Haddonfield junior guard Nick DePersia was falling out of bounds and attempted to throw the basketball off a Rancocas Valley player. But it went through the Rancocas Valley player's legs, took one bounce, and landed right in the hands of Haddonfield junior Jake Robinson for an uncontested layup. "Lucky assist," DePersia said. "But I'll take it. " Nick DePersia and his twin brother, Rob, were more good than lucky in leading Haddonfield to a 56-43 victory over Rancocas Valley in a clash of Top 10 teams Saturday.
December 18, 2013 |
Eric Cassidy hopes that the Jimmy V Classic at Schalick High will become a feature of the start of the South Jersey boys' basketball season. Cassidy, the Schalick boys' basketball coach, has put together a seven-game, 14-team showcase to begin the season with an all-day event Saturday at the Salem County school in Pittsgrove. The event is special to Cassidy, who lost his mother, Debbie, to cancer in October 2011. This will be the second year of the showcase. At the initial event in 2012, organizers raised $3,000, Cassidy said.
December 14, 2013 |
The key to coaching your younger sister, Veronica McGinnis said, is to treat her as just another player. That philosophy becomes especially interesting after McGinnis describes her relationship with her team. "It really was like one big family," she said. McGinnis, this season's Inquirer Coach of the Year in South Jersey girls' soccer, led West Deptford to a 17-5-1 record and a South Jersey Group 2 title in her fourth year at the helm. To win the title, the Eagles toppled Haddonfield, the archival they'd been waiting years to beat.