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June 26, 2013
MIKE SCARINGELLI and Mark Duffy had two-run singles in a five-run fifth inning as Mercer County pulled away to a 9-2 victory over Lehigh Valley and the title of the 28th annual Carpenter Cup Classic, completed yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. It was the second Carpenter crown for Mercer (2004), which earlier yesterday scored three runs in the top of the ninth to win the completion of its semifinal game, 8-6, over Jersey Shore. That game had been suspended Monday with Mercer ahead, 2-1, in the seventh inning.
SPORTS
June 23, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The pattern started in the first game of the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament and extended through last night's final. Nothing came easy for Mercer County, but beating such a resilient group turned out to be an impossible task in the 16-team, single-elimination competition. Playing its fourth straight close game, Mercer County beat South Jersey's Tri-Cape, 3-1, last night at Citizens Bank Park for the championship of the 19th annual Carpenter Cup. The event features high school all-star teams from Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
NEWS
June 23, 2011 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mercer County completed a comeback through the losers' bracket by sweeping two games from Suburban One League American-Continental on Thursday to capture its first championship in the seven-year history of the 16-team, Carpenter Cup softball tournament. Playing at FDR Park in South Philadelphia, Mercer handed American-Continental its first loss in the double-elimination tournament, 3-0, behind the combined three-hit pitching of Erika Bendetti and Liz Mendez. Mercer, which had to beat Lehigh Valley, 6-1, in the first game of the day just to earn the second spot in the finals, clinched the championship by beating American Continental, 4-3. It was sweet payback for the New Jersey team, whose only loss in the tourney was to the SOL squad, 4-2, Wednesday in the third round of play.
NEWS
June 11, 1998 | By Thomas Ginsberg, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
The news quickly spawned grimaces and guffaws. Surely it was a mistake, a mockery of the urban decay and middle-class flight that haunt this troubled post-industrial town. But there it was yesterday, in Money magazine's annual survey of the 300 best places to live in America: "Trenton ranks best in our medium-sized city category in the Northeast. " "Get out!" shrieked one resident. "What are they smoking? Look at all those boarded-up houses!" said another person working in downtown Trenton.
TRAVEL
September 29, 2014 | By Shelley Cameron-McCarron, For The Inquirer
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - Upon entering an antebellum Greek Revival mansion through a soaring pillared porch, visitors find themselves in the front room of Tara, staring at Vivien Leigh's oh-so-petite jacket and the dressing gown that Clark Gable wore in Gone With the Wind . Artifacts from both the movie and the Civil War era are lovingly displayed in the restored 27-room luxury inn in Clark, on the banks of the Shenango River, its lush grounds filled...
SPORTS
June 16, 2003 | By Joe Santoliquito INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
As Chester County coach Bob Gottschall was forming his team for the 18th annual Carpenter Cup, he reminded his players of the history they would make if they won the prestigious high school baseball tournament. If they succeeded, they would be the last Carpenter Cup team to win the title at Veterans Stadium, which has hosted the tournament every year but one since 1986. The Chester County team heeded its coach's words yesterday, beating Mercer County, 11-4, for the championship.
SPORTS
June 12, 2012
First Round Monday Tri-Cape, 18, Olympic Colonial 3 Lehigh Valley 12, Mercer County 3 Inter-Ac Independents 12, Delaware South 11 Tuesday At Ashburn Field in FDR Park. Burlington County vs. Berks County, 9 a.m. Delaware County vs. Philadelphia Public, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday Rain date
SPORTS
June 24, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Committing eight errors and posting just five hits, Delaware County was blasted by Mercer County, 14-2, Saturday in the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball quarterfinals. Centerfielder and leadoff man Eddie Ashley (Steinert) went 3 for 4 with three runs to ignite Mercer County's 17-hit attack. In a 1 p.m. semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park, Mercer County will face Jersey Shore, which thumped Inter-Ac/Independents, 13-1, in an earlier quarterfinal at sun-splashed Richie Ashburn Field in FDR Park.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
Crews on Sunday cleared stranded vehicles from a nine-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in Northwestern Pennsylvania a day after whiteout conditions led to chain-reaction crashes involving 50 or more vehicles. Three people killed in the crashes were identified as Michael Maluk, 70, of Greenville, Mercer County, and a married couple, Robert and Rita Duffy, of the Pittsburgh suburb of West View, Venango County Deputy Coroner Chris Hile said. - AP
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TRAVEL
September 29, 2014 | By Shelley Cameron-McCarron, For The Inquirer
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - Upon entering an antebellum Greek Revival mansion through a soaring pillared porch, visitors find themselves in the front room of Tara, staring at Vivien Leigh's oh-so-petite jacket and the dressing gown that Clark Gable wore in Gone With the Wind . Artifacts from both the movie and the Civil War era are lovingly displayed in the restored 27-room luxury inn in Clark, on the banks of the Shenango River, its lush grounds filled...
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Stillpond Farm in Moorestown is a getaway and a boot camp, a place where retired racehorses bred for speed learn to love the slow lane. The equine retraining and resettlement program is operated on Stillpond's 40 acres of postcard perfection by a group called South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption. The all-volunteer organization carefully matches thoroughbreds with new owners, and helps prepare the animals for new careers in less-challenging equestrian events, such as show-jumping and dressage.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Success came with a price for newly crowned South Jersey football champions Shawnee and Delsea. The Renegades and Crusaders are projected to move up to play in divisions with larger schools in a realigned West Jersey Football League. The 66-team WJFL unveiled its proposed new alignment on Wednesday. The league will have 11 divisions, each with six teams. Shawnee, which won the South Jersey Group 4 title, would move up from the National Division to the American Division. The Renegades would be the only Group 4 team in an otherwise-Group 5 division.
NEWS
December 8, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOPEWELL, N.J. Rain fell Friday on south-central New Jersey, and a part of it flowed into Baldwin's Creek. Some flowed, too, into Duck Pond Run, and Six Mile Run, and Cranbury Brook, Devil's Brook, and Peace Brook, and into dozens more creeks and streams bearing names like Little Bear, Duck Pond, and Ten Mile, that flowed into the Stony Brook, that streamed past a white tent in Hopewell Township, Mercer County. There, 100 people and 10 waiting shovels were gathered at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Athletes will get a chance to test their endurance next fall when the first half-Ironman distance race comes to New Jersey. World Triathlon Corp. announced plans to hold its first Ironman triathlon in the state on Sept. 21 in Mercer County Park in West Windsor. "It was time to develop an event there," Steve Meckfessel, managing director for Global Race Operations, said Wednesday. "It's a beautiful part of the country. " The event, known as Ironman 70.3 Princeton, is expected to attract more than 2,500 professional and amateur competitors from across the country.
NEWS
October 19, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some mail-in votes for New Jersey's Nov. 5 gubernatorial election may be voided if they were sent in the same envelope used to mail ballots for Wednesday's special Senate election, officials said Thursday. Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, in a conference call with reporters Thursday morning, said campaign workers for State Sen. Barbara Buono, a fellow Democrat running for governor, had learned that "up to a few thousand" such mail-in votes could be voided. The Attorney General's Office issued a statement Thursday saying there was a concern in Mercer County regarding a "few" such ballots.
NEWS
August 17, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
The former state police major controversially hired last year to oversee Camden's transition to the new Camden County Police Department is getting a new $100,000 contract. City Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that extends Lanuel Ferguson's contract for another year. The meeting, which wrapped up 40 minutes after it started, was one of the quickest sessions ever, leaving many latecomers surprised and without an opportunity to comment on resolutions. Ferguson's duty this past year was to oversee the transition of the police department from a city-run force to a metro division under a new Camden County police umbrella.
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