October 4, 2014
ISSUE | ISIS ET AL Try containment Trudy Rubin, not surprisingly, has it just right regarding how to deal with the Islamic State, and more broadly the entire issue of violent destabilization, by suggesting that the long-term solution is not military ("Can Obama achieve his objectives in battle with ISIS?" Sept. 28). Limiting terrorism so effectively that it becomes of little concern requires creating an environment in which people are less desperate. As the rich get richer and the poor poorer, as the haves have more and the have-nots have even less, as the free abuse their liberty and the exploited see decreasing opportunity, the only direction in which the world will go is toward horrific environments.
September 23, 2014 |
It might be a stretch to suggest that a 30-point loss in the opener could be the springboard to a strong season. But it might work out that way for the St. Augustine Prep football team. The Hermits bounced back in a big way on Friday night, beating then-No. 6 Millville by 27-12 in a Cape-Atlantic League American Division game. The win came six days after St. Augustine dropped a 36-6 contest to No. 1 St. Joseph in the season opener. "We knew we were a better team than that," St. Augustine senior running back Lamont Harris said.
September 11, 2014 |
Courtesy of Devon Patchell, Cumberland defeated visiting Millville, 2-1, in overtime in nonleague girls' soccer Tuesday. Patchell scored the winner with 7 minutes, 26 seconds left. Lindzey Mosley recorded the team's first goal. Makayla Pepper had nine saves. In other nonleague action: Alyssa Baresich and Ashley Shisler scored to lead Deptford to victory at Woodbury, 2-1. Rebecca Rossett connected for Woodbury. Kayla James' first-half goal was all Burlington Township needed in a 1-0 shutout at Bordentown.
July 17, 2014 |
MINNEAPOLIS - The moment was staged for TV. Red Sox manager John Farrell instructed White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez to wait until Fox returned from a commercial break between the third and fourth innings of Tuesday's 85th All-Star Game. Ramirez stepped onto the field at 8:31 p.m. Central time. A lone cameraman trailed him. Frank Sinatra crooned over the loudspeakers. Derek Jeter, a reluctant participant for this national farewell, acted as if he were surprised. But Major League Baseball, in conjunction with Fox and Jeter, plotted the celebration details before Tuesday's first pitch because the Yankees shortstop loathes gratuitous attention.
July 16, 2014 |
MINNEAPOLIS - The game's best young hitter smashed 22 homers in the season's first 90 games - more than any of the 10 sluggers who swung in Monday night's Home Run Derby - but Mike Trout was nothing more than a spectator for it all. A reluctant one at that. "A lot of guys are giving me crap about it, not doing it," Trout said. "But eventually, I'll probably do it. " The Millville native insinuated that Angels manager Mike Scioscia discouraged Trout from participating. Trout was never selected.
June 8, 2014 |
When the six NJSIAA baseball championships take place Saturday, the Cape-Atlantic League will be carrying the South Jersey banner. Buena will play Bernards in the 11 a.m. Group 2 title game at Toms River East. Mainland will be in the Group 3 final against Mount Olive, 2 p.m. at Toms River South. And St. Joseph, a team specializing in wacky comebacks, will face Hudson Catholic in Non-Public B, 2:30 at Toms River North. "Anytime one team from your conference gets in the state final, you are pulling for them, but when three get in, it is kind of something special," Mainland coach Bill Kern said.
June 8, 2014 |
Joey Gatto remembers the first time he saw Mike Trout on a baseball field. It was a Millville at Hammonton game in the Cape Atlantic League's American Division in 2009. "He hit a home run over the center-field fence," said Gatto, who lives in Hammonton. "I've been following his career ever since. " Gatto now hopes to follow in Trout's footsteps. Gatto, who just finished his senior year at St. Augustine Prep, on Thursday night was drafted by Trout's major-league team, the Los Angeles Angels.
June 7, 2014 |
The Los Angeles Angels struck gold the last time they selected a South Jersey baseball star from the Cape Atlantic League early in the major-league draft. That was superstar Mike Trout out of Millville in 2009. The Angels returned to deep South Jersey on Thursday night, grabbing St. Augustine Prep pitcher Joey Gatto with the 53d overall pick. "Another Jersey boy for your Halos," the Angels tweeted out shortly after the pick. The pick was announced by former Angels pitcher Bryan Harvey around 11:20 p.m., more than four hours into MLB Network's live coverage of the selection process.
May 30, 2014 |
By her own admission, Alyssa Cudeyro tends to get a little "crazy" during Washington Township softball games. Teammate, classmate, and close friend Jenna Mills has the bruise to prove it. Mills thinks it's a great thing that her fellow senior captain gets emotional at big moments in big games. She also thinks a black-and-blue patch on her pitching arm is a small price to pay for the emotional lift. Besides, Mills figures she has more than a mark on her right biceps to show for Cudeyro's excitement.
May 19, 2014 |
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg played a hunch, and it worked to help wake up a sputtering Phillies offense. Sandberg moved Cody Asche from the No. 8 hole to the No. 6 for the first time this season, and the second-year third baseman made the move pay off. Asche broke the Phillies' 23-inning scoreless streak with an RBI double in the six-run fourth inning during the 12-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. "That hit sparked everybody and loosened the bats," Sandberg said.