June 20, 2016 |
Brad Hawkins never planned on becoming a multisport star at Camden High School. He never planned on playing football, period. "I was all basketball," Hawkins said. "I knew so much about the tradition of Camden High basketball. I always wanted to be a part of that. "I didn't even think I would play football. " Hawkins played football. He played basketball. He ran track. He is the Inquirer's senior boys' athlete of the year because he excelled in all three, moving from sport to sport during the course of the school year as easily as he shed would-be tacklers on the football field or skirted around defenders on the basketball court.
May 7, 2016
Theater 11th Hour Theatre Company: See What I Wanna See Michael John LaChiusa's musical trio of stories about lust, greed, murder, faith & redemption.. Closes 5/15. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 267-987-9865. www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org . $11-$40. 1812 Productions: I Will Not Go Gently Comedy about how various people handle the challenges of middle age. Closes 5/15. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. $36-$42. A Single Shard An orphan in 12th-century Korea struggles to master the art of pottery & achieve a better life.
March 20, 2016 |
For Sa'eed Nelson, the weekend calls were the best. St. Augustine Prep wouldn't be scheduled to practice that day. But the spirit would move veteran coach Paul Rodio to round up his players for another workout - something informal, something fun. "He'd call and say, 'Hey, let's get together at the gym,' " Nelson said. "I loved that. I loved that he loved coaching us that much. I loved that he wanted to be around us that much. " At this stage of his career, almost any accolade that Rodio receives can seem like a Lifetime Achievement Award.
March 20, 2016
First Team Player Height School Year Avg. Spencer Cook 6-1 Washington Twp. Sr. 18.2 Mike Cubbage 6-3 Winslow Twp. Sr. 19.3 Myron Gordon 6-1 Bordentown Sr. 20.5 Justyn Mutts 6-7 St. Augustine Jr. 13.3 Sa'eed Nelson 6-0 St. Augustine Sr. 21.1 Second Team Randy Bell 6-3 Timber Creek Sr. 21.
March 14, 2016
Sunday, at Rutgers University Atlantic City (26-4) vs. Linden (22-5), noon. Atlantic City's road to the final: Beat Williamstown, 56-37; Cherry Hill West, 44-40; Washington Twp., 49-47; Cherokee, 51-40; Colts Neck, 55-50. Linden's road to the final: Beat J.P. Stevens, 67-41; Union, 64-32; East Orange, 67-35; Newark East Side, 62-59; Hackensack, 69-56. Previous state titles: Atlantic City, three (2005, 2012, 2013). Linden, four (2000, 2006, 2007, 2014). Fast fact: Atlantic City is 25-3 since Dec. 20, with the losses to state finalists Passaic and St. Augustine (twice)