November 4, 1990 |
When the final whistle blew yesterday, signaling the end of Woodbury's amazing 29-game winning streak that dated to 1987, Thundering Herd fans stood and applauded their team for a solid five minutes. The visiting Thundering Herd was chasing the all-time South Jersey consecutive-game win streak of 31. But the team saw its string snapped with a heartbreaking 19-14 loss to Colonial Conference rival Haddon Heights before 3,500 fans. Woodbury fans applauded a team and a program that has turned into one of South Jersey's most dominant small-school programs.
September 23, 2007 |
For the last two seasons, Woodbury's football team has been a constant visitor, as construction workers put the finishing touches on the school's new stadium. That you can't control. For the second time in this 2007 season, the Thundering Herd ran the ball, wearing down the opponents' defense. That you can control. Yesterday's result was an utterly dominating, 18-0 Thundering Herd victory over Haddon Heights in a Colonial Conference inter-divisional matchup. Woodbury (2-0)
December 10, 1989 |
Woodbury's nickname might be the Thundering Herd, but, in recent years, the Woodbury basketball team has not been doing much stampeding. If anything, the Herd has been standing around grazing while other Colonial Conference teams have sped past them. Last year, Dominic Carrera took over as head coach and he got the Herd moving - if only a little bit. "We had nine wins last season, which is five more than the team had the year before," Carrera said. "We want to improve on that and move up to the .500 level.
December 16, 1987 |
His first five years ended with winning records. His next five finished below .500. This is the rubber year, but with four starters having graduated, coach Willie Murray's task of halting the streak of losing seasons will be that much more difficult. "I enjoy what I'm doing, and it's up to me to make the best of it with the kids who come out," he said. "There's potential here. " COACH. Murray is in his 11th season as head coach. LAST YEAR. The Thundering Herd lost two games for each game it won. Overall, the Herd finished 7-14, and in the Colonial Conference ended up 6-12 and tied with West Deptford for sixth place.
September 23, 1987 |
Woodbury will be using its wishbone offense again this year, but if the newcomers don't learn the system well - and learn it quickly - the Thundering Herd see some tough days. Coach Larry Ginsburg has experienced lettermen returning at quarterback, fullback and running back, but the rest of his skill positions will be filled by untested players. The interior line also is short on experience. Youth appears to be the message across the board at Woodbury this fall because the defensive unit also is very young in both age and playing experience.
December 13, 1987 |
Al Mann has been coaching high school basketball for 35 years, and he has seen the game transformed into what it has become today: guards with lightning quick reflexes and outstanding dribbling ability and forwards who can leap to the sky. Although he's a throwback to the days of deliberate-style basketball, this year he's relenting a bit and is willing to let his teenagers from Woodbury run a fast break, unless. . . . "If it bombs, we go back to what we usually do," Mann said.
February 3, 1995 |
It was a week ago Wednesday that the men and women who have spent their lives tending Hope Montgomery Scott's prized herd of cattle were told their days at Ardrossan Farms were numbered. Edgar Scott Jr., son of the Main Line socialite who died Jan. 9 at age 90, summoned the workers to the office and told them of the family's decision to sell the 275 Ayrshire cattle. The farm, he said, was losing money. He told them they would have to vacate their rent-free homes on the 650- acre estate in Radnor by the end of the year.
December 4, 1988 |
When you think of Woodbury High's offense, the name of a bruising fullback, Jimmer Bundy, may be the only one that comes to mind. But with Bundy out of the lineup yesterday in the South Jersey Group 1 championship game, Paulsboro found out quickly who the other players were in the Thundering Herd's offense. Without Bundy, who sat with nagging groin and ankle injuries, Woodbury crushed the visiting Red Raiders, 32-6. Consider that: Quarterback Duane Stanton enjoyed his finest game of the season by completing 6 of 9 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.
September 19, 1990 |
Woodbury High School has gone 27-0 in Colonial Conference play in the last three years. The Thundering Herd has won 23 straight games and is approaching the South Jersey record of 31 straight, set by Millville in 1955. "Last season I think we were one of the best teams in South Jersey," said first-year head coach James Boyd. Boyd is no stranger to the team, having been the offensive line coach for the past seven years. Almost the entire offensive line graduated last year except for one player.
March 23, 1987 |
The way Abington basketball coach Jim Wilkinson explained it, the Ghosts were going to try to play against Carlisle's 6-foot-7 junior center, Billy Owens, as if he were not one of the best players in the country. They were going to come out in their zone defense and make Owens force them out of it. And that's just what Owens did. The multi-talented future Division 1 college player scored 37 points, grabbed nine rebounds, recorded two steals and blocked one shot to lead the Thundering Herd past Abington, 71-62, in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAAA state playoffs Saturday at Reading's Geigle Complex.