November 13, 2015 |
Berkant Haliloglu's first varsity boys' soccer action came Wednesday in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinal. And what a way to start. Haliloglu, who played for Delran's freshman team this season, was inserted at goalkeeper to handle the penalty-kick shootout after the Bears' playoff game with Sterling ended in a scoreless tie. He made one save, and No. 8 Delran advanced by winning the penalty kicks, 4-1, at No. 5 Sterling. Andrew Gordon delivered the winning kick. No. 7 Cinnaminson 2, No. 6 Manasquan 0 - Sean Bockius and Mason Stepnowski each scored a goal for the visitors.
November 1, 2015 |
The front of Jason Snyder's jacket reads, "Lindenwold soccer. " The back explains what that means. Snyder is the coach of a memorable success story in South Jersey sports. The Lions are the champions of the Colonial Conference's Patriot Division - home to perennial powers such as Haddon Heights and Haddon Township - and they will be the No. 2 seed in the Group 1 sectional tournament, which begins Tuesday. At a small school with little athletic tradition, Snyder has a boys' soccer program that is churning along with more than 40 athletes at the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity levels.
September 27, 2015 |
With Pope Francis' arrival in Philadelphia less than 24 hours away, Camden County and other New Jersey officials made a renewed push Friday morning to attract visitors to the historic Philadelphia event - and use Camden City as the conduit - and stressed that safety measures were comprehensive and unprecedented. Officials reported that of 75,000 PATCO papal passes available for the weekend, only about 18,000 had been sold so far. And of more than 8,000 parking spaces available at Camden's waterfront, fewer than 300 passes for the spots had been preregistered.
September 24, 2015 |
Jalian Young scored the game's lone goal and two goaltenders combined for seven saves as Rancocas Valley beat Moorestown, 1-0, in a Burlington County League field hockey game Tuesday. Kristen Adams made four saves and Alexis Chmiel three for the Red Devils. In other Burlington County League action, Marlene Costa scored twice in Riverside's 4-0 win at Medford Tech. Haley Mitchell and Kaitlyn Schneider also scored. Colonial. McKenna Caswell, Kristin Freas-Papa, and Jessica Minniti each scored to carry Gateway to a 3-0 win at Woodbury.
September 20, 2015 |
A man and his 19-year-old stepson have been charged in a string of armed robberies in Lindenwold this month, authorities said. Antwan Bethune, 35, and his stepson Dimear Caraballo, both of Lindenwold, were arrested Thursday on charges of attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses. The two are accused of holding up a 34-year-old Lindenwold man at gunpoint at the Woodland Village apartment complex shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 5. Caraballo shot the man when he refused to cooperate, according to the Camden County prosecutor's office.
September 19, 2015 |
A longtime manager with the Camden County Improvement Authority was indicted Thursday on charges of assault by automobile for allegedly hitting a car in Lindenwold with his county-owned vehicle, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Michael Hagarty, 56, also faces charges of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving, and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, according to municipal court records. At least one person in the other car was injured, authorities said.
September 14, 2015 |
A strong showing in the first half of Woodbury's home opener on Saturday put the Thundering Herd well on their way toward their first win. The hosts reeled off 20 straight points before the end of the half, and went on to defeat Sterling, 28-13, in a nonleague football game. Darius Triplett paved the way to victory, rushing for a touchdown and connecting with Cameron Berger for another. Charles Sampson began the Herd's stampede, rushing for a touchdown in the first quarter. Jaquan Solomon rounded out Woodbury's scoring with a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter.
September 11, 2015 |
When Ray Fussell was growing up, Saddlertown's two streets were made of dirt. But for Fussell and others with roots in Haddon Township's historically black hamlet - started by former slave Joshua Saddler in 1842 - Beechwood and Rhoads Avenues were paved with gold. "All of the people up and down the block left their doors unlocked," recalls Fussell, 85, describing Saddlertown's close-knit, extended-family ambience. The gentlemanly retired technician is one of three Saddler descendants living in the tucked-away neighborhood off MacArthur Boulevard.
August 19, 2015 |
Joseph M. Lentz, 81, of Carolina Shores, N.C., who retired in 1994 as owner of Dugout Sporting Goods in Lindenwold, died on Friday, July 24, at the Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C., following a stroke. He had lived in North Carolina since 2006, the year he moved from Marlton. Born in Camden, Mr. Lentz graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School there in 1952, and studied accounting and bookkeeping in night school, a son-in-law, Carlo DeProphetis, said. Mr. Lentz began as a teller at Camden Trust Co., became a loan officer there, and left to buy a luncheonette on 27th Street in the Cramer Hill neighborhood in the mid-1960s, he said.
March 5, 2015 |
Some morning in the near future, Tony Bultron will wake up and realize there's no basketball that day because his career is over. But that day won't be Wednesday. Bultron and his Gloucester High School teammates made sure of that Tuesday night, rallying in the fourth quarter for a 60-53 victory over Lindenwold in the first round of the South Jersey Group 1 tournament. "The best part is I can say, 'We've got practice tomorrow,' " Bultron said after scoring five of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to help spur Gloucester to victory before an enthusiastic student section in the Lions' gymnasium.