October 24, 2012 |
Mike Thomas can play anywhere for the Burlington Township football team. That's one reason the senior has found himself in the oddest place in recent games: on the sideline. Thomas has been getting some much-needed rest when the Falcons don't have the ball. He is a top defensive player - he was talented enough to start at safety as a freshman - but coach Tom Maderia wants to save the wear and tear on the team's most explosive and versatile offensive player. "We're trying to keep him fresh for the stretch run," Maderia said.
November 4, 2012 |
Mike Thomas said his big goal as a senior is to win a playoff game. Thomas helped Burlington Township move into position to make a deep run in the South Jersey Group 3 tournament with a 39-13 victory over Northern Burlington on Saturday. Thomas scored five touchdowns as Burlington Township clinched the West Jersey Football League's Patriot Division title as well as the No. 1 seed in the South Jersey Group 3 field. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Thomas, an all-purpose player, scored on runs of 5, 4, and 10 yards and also caught touchdown passes covering 19 and 29 yards.
October 30, 2011
Burlington Township overcame the elements and host Pemberton on Saturday, using a balanced ground game to win the West Jersey League interdivision football game, 24-12. Both teams' aerial attacks were nullified by rain, snow and blustery winds, but Township quarterback Brian Verbitski put his legs to good use - rushing for 110 yards and two touchdowns, including the clinching 35-yard jaunt with 25 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Verbitski's backfield mate, Mike Thomas, ran for 120 yards and a pair of first-quarter TDs that were set up by turnovers, staking the Falcons (6-2)
August 17, 1993 |
A three-run second inning, highlighted by a Gene Schall home run, produced all the runs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre needed last night as the Red Barons beat the Charlotte Knights, 9-2, in an International League game. Tony Longmire also homered for Scranton in the seventh inning. The win evened Kyle Abbott's record at 10-10 for the Red Barons. Scott Scudder (6-6) took the loss for Charlotte. HARRISBURG 4, READING 3 HARRISBURG - Three consecutive singles produced four runs as the Harrisburg Senators sent the Reading Phillies to their fourth consecutive loss in the Eastern League.
May 4, 1992 |
Mike Thomas' name wasn't called when the NFL held its draft last weekend. But that didn't keep the Bishop McDevitt graduate from pursuing a professional football career. Thomas has signed a contract with the Ottawa Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. The 5-foot, 10-inch, 177-pound safety from the University of Maryland will have a chance to showcase his talent north of the border. "I really wanted to play in the NFL," Thomas said. "I was hoping somebody would pick me up. I had a lot of friends who got drafted by somebody in the NFL. But my goal was to play pro football somewhere.
November 17, 1986 |
Father Judge found out the hard way what it's like chasing a fleet-footed opponent Saturday night at Northeast High's field. That's because Bishop McDevitt's Danny Taylor was not to be caught with his rollout passing attack as the Lancers quarterback completed 13 of 25 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns in a 25-6 victory over Father Judge in the semifinals of the Catholic League Northern Division playoffs. Taylor ran down both sidelines when necessary and hid in the pocket, too, as he did what most people had thought he'd do: pick apart Judge's weak secondary.
October 5, 1993 |
Vicki Coleman finds it hard to understand parents' indifference to what goes on in Marple Newtown schools. "I'm amazed how many parents have never been to a school board meeting," she said. Determined to do something about such parental apathy, Coleman has joined Concerned Citizens of Marple Newtown, a new group dedicated to getting residents more involved in local politics. Coleman said the group would seek to inform the public on school board and township issues in the hope that they would become more involved and make better decisions.
September 13, 2011
Kyle Duckworth put home a rebound two minutes into the second overtime period, giving host Burlington City a 2-1 triumph over Moorestown Friends on Monday in a nonleague boys' soccer thriller. Zach Treusch went the distance in goal for the Blue Devils, stopping six shots and allowing just a first-half goal by Tim Latimer. City's Faruk Ozdemir also scored in the opening half. Olympic. Cherokee goalie Barry Fitzgerald came through with 13 saves to help the Chiefs pull away from Cherry Hill East, 4-1. Mike Ryan had two goals and one assist and Angelo Dambalas scored twice in the win. Bobby Briggs and Ryan Zoltowski scored for host Lenape, which also benefited from an own goal to nip Washington Township, 3-2. James Barnett recorded one save while playing half the match in goal and he also scored for Triton, which had seven players contribute on offense in a 7-0 rout of visiting Pennsauken.
September 9, 2012
Football NONLEAGUE Schalick 21, Gloucester Catholic 0 Sterling 21, Haddon Township 3 Audubon 22, Overbrook (N.J.) 14 Pennsville 34, Salem 28 Lawrence 33, Pemberton 12 Burlington Township 27, Willingboro 7 Clearview 29, Winslow Township 7 Woodbury 42, Collingswood 7 Boys' Soccer Delran 4, Lenape 0 Kingsway 1, Burlington Township 0 Timber Creek 1, Triton 0 Palmyra 4, Pennsauken 1 Woodbury 3, St....
December 9, 1990 |
During a recent practice, Haddon Heights coach Randy Gess surveyed his squad and said, "We definitely will contend in our league, but another 25-win season might be tough to do. " Gess wasn't taking anything away from his returning players. With the talent the Garnets have, Gess was probably being cautiously optimistic. But asking any team to win 25 games is a lot. "We are not as big as last year, but we are quicker," Gess said. "I feel we'll contend all the way this season, but we'll take one game at a time.