May 15, 2015 |
Paul Wiedeman called it one of the toughest decisions of his life. After spending most of his life involved with the highly successful Haddonfield boys' basketball program, Wiedeman has decided to become the boys' basketball coach at Cherokee. Wiedeman was approved by Cherokee's Board of Education on Wednesday night. "[Haddonfield] is in my DNA," Wiedeman said. "It's my values. It's going to be so strange not to be able to say I'm the Haddonfield coach anymore. " Wiedeman replaces Matt Shultz, who resigned after last season.
May 15, 2015 |
Katarina Ostbye and Katie Pileggi scored four goals each Wednesday as host Haddonfield, the eighth seed, defeated No. 9 Cinnaminson, 12-8, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 1 girls' lacrosse playoffs. Gracie Grimes added three goals and Claudia Brong also scored. Camden Catholic 12, Collingswood 8 - Megan Kilpatrick tallied seven goals to help the sixth-seeded Irish beat the visiting 11th seed. Saige-Lyn Gidzinski had two goals. Bishop Eustace 19, Donavan Catholic 5 - Kristen Biche and Ally Criscuolo each scored five goals to lead the fourth-seeded Crusaders to a win over the No. 13 Griffins.
May 11, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It isn't as well known as Haddonfield or as hip as Collingswood, but these days Haddon Township is much more than a pass-through from one borough to the other. This Camden County community has a life of its own - from the businesspeople, retirees, and friends who start the day with breakfast at the Westmont Diner at Haddon and Maple Avenues to the long line for sticky buns Sunday mornings at the venerable McMillan's Bakery at Haddon Avenue and Cuthbert Boulevard.
May 3, 2015 |
Haddonfield has maintained its status as South Jersey's last unbeaten baseball team, but the Bulldawgs needed a final-inning comeback to preserve their perfect season. Drew Dark's one-out, bases-loaded RBI single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning during a 5-4 win over Sterling in a Colonial Conference nail-biter Friday. Ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, the Bulldogs are now 16-0. Sterling fell to 6-9. "I was determined to get on by hit or walk," Dark said.
May 2, 2015 |
Drew Dark hurled a four-hitter in Haddonfield's 2-0 home triumph over Gateway in a Colonial Conference baseball game Thursday afternoon. The senior righthander walked two and struck out one. He also scored a run. Jack Spinelli and Charlie Clarke each had an RBI for the hosts. In other Colonial Conference play, senior David Atkinson hit a triple and drove in three runs as Woodbury edged Collingswood, 10-0, at home. Junior righthander Brandon Buckley pitched a shutout and struck out five.
April 30, 2015 |
Sean Ilves went the distance Tuesday in Haddonfield's 8-2 win over visiting Pitman in a nonleague baseball game. The junior stuck out seven and walked two for the Bulldawgs, who are ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Jake Thorndike had two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. Thomas Gosse drove in a pair of runs and also scored. Haddonfield (14-0) remains South Jersey's only undefeated team. In other nonleague action: With the bases loaded and facing a full count with two outs in the seventh inning, Pennsauken Tech freshman Viangelo Rivera hit a two-run go-ahead single to give the Tornados a 9-8 win at Camden.
April 27, 2015 |
Developer Brian O'Neill and local officials are discussing alternate sites for an addiction treatment center he has proposed near Haddonfield Memorial High School. With public opposition deepening by the day, the borough hopes to figure out how to buy the 19-acre property where O'Neill wants to build from Bancroft, a private school for special-needs students. I'm told the Camden County Improvement Authority has identified several potential sites elsewhere in the county. "I can't say a lot, but I can confirm that we're trying to find a solution that is good for everyone," Haddonfield Mayor Jeff Kasko said Friday.
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.