May 23, 2015 |
Creating buzz for Moorestown Coffee Run A 30-year old isn't over the hill, but may need a little jolt of something extra to get it to the next level. That's true for people - and with races too. The Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8k, a 31-year-old race in South Jersey, is getting that jolt this year by re-branding its race to hopefully attract and embrace new runners for its June 6 event. "We can't have alcohol in Moorestown but we can have coffee," said Bob Bickel, who is part of the race organization team.
May 22, 2015 |
For the second straight year, the Haddonfield tennis team will be advancing to the Tournament of Champions. The Bulldawgs beat Mountain Lakes, 5-0, in the final of the NJSIAA Group 1 tournament at Mercer County Park in West Windsor Wednesday. Haddonfield beat New Providence, 5-0, in the semifinals. Tommy Dodson, Sam Oberholtzer, and Mike Alberto each won in straight sets in the final. In doubles play, Stephen Quickel and Cameron Kohs won the first match, 6-4 and 6-1. Alex Samaha and Nick Dante won the second-doubles match, 6-4 and 6-3. Dodson, Oberholtzer, and Alberto didn't drop a game in the semifinals.
May 14, 2015 |
The Moorestown baseball team scored 13 runs for senior pitcher Jared Gold on Tuesday. He only needed one. "You'll always take one of these," Gold said after pitching a crisp two-hitter in Moorestown's 13-0 victory at Burlington Township in a Burlington County League Liberty Division game. Junior Dane Fante cracked a three-run home run and seniors Colin Francisco and Zach Rausch each drove in three runs as Moorestown (10-8 overall, 4-3 league) broke out the bats in a big way on a warm day. The offensive production was in marked contrast to most of the Quakers' games with Gold on the mound.
May 8, 2015 |
Agnes Irwin did something Wednesday that no other lacrosse team had done since 2010: win a game at Moorestown. Hannah Keating scored four times and Hailey Andress made 12 saves as the Owls left New Jersey with an 8-7 nonleague victory. Lila Barker added two goals for AIS, which is ranked No. 18 in the nation by Nike/Lacrosse Magazine. Moorestown, which had lost just one other game since 2011, is ranked No. 12. In other nonleague action: Claire Kinnel and Anna Picciano both recorded four goals in host George School's 14-8 victory over Lansdale Catholic.
May 7, 2015 |
It was something old for Ernie Alvino. It was something new for Luke McLoughlin. Alvino, a senior goalie and Air Force Academy recruit, played another strong game in powering St. Augustine Prep to a 10-4 victory over Moorestown on Tuesday in a battle of South Jersey's top-ranked boys' lacrosse teams. The twist for the Hermits on a warm afternoon on their turf field was the offensive production of McLoughlin, a junior who has spent most of the season as a defensive midfielder.
May 1, 2015 |
A budding star through most of her freshman season, there was something about the Tournament of Champions finals last year that pushed Jess Goralski into elite status. Confidence, as Goralski points out, is fueled by more than just how you feel about yourself. "I play better when I know my team has faith in me, too. They showed it that day, and it was honestly one of the best experiences of my life," the sophomore goalie for the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team said. With her team trailing by two goals at halftime, Goralski was inserted into the game after not seeing any action in the first half.
May 1, 2015 |
Jim Evans met Harry E. Johnson when both were at the Burlington County Police Academy in 1978. Evans was in a three-month training program to become an officer for Willingboro, Mr. Johnson was there to join the Edgewater Park force, and they became best friends. For four years before each was married, Evans recalled, "every year, we took a two-week vacation," far from police responsibilities. "Hawaii in '81, Acapulco in '82, Rio de Janeiro in '83, Puerto Rico in '84. " Evans rose through the ranks and retired in 2004 as a Willingboro police captain and SWAT commander.
April 29, 2015 |
The Moorestown girls' lacrosse team entered its game Monday against Lenape just two days after its 88-game win streak was snapped in an overtime loss at Ridgewood. It was the team's first loss since the 2011 Tournament of Champions final. That means that for every Moorestown player - including the seniors - Saturday marked the first loss of her high school career. A 16-11 win at home over undefeated Lenape is proof that ultimately, the players handled it well. "The initial reaction was really tough," said senior Adriana Pendino, who netted four goals.
April 18, 2015 |
Abbey Brooks is not 5-foot-1. She is 5-foot-1 1/2. "That's with my cleats on," Brooks said. "That's my edge. " The diminutive Moorestown senior stood tall when her girls' lacrosse team needed her most in a showdown Thursday with rival Shawnee. Brooks and sophomore Quinn Nicolai led a second-half surge as the undefeated Quakers pulled away from a 4-4 tie to register a 10-5 victory on the Renegades' home field. "I knew we would pull through," Brooks said. "I always have faith in my team.
April 13, 2015 |
Coaches love these types of games early in a season. It gives them a look at their team under a microscope, a clear indication of just about every possible strength and weakness. When it was over, Moorestown boys' lacrosse coach Baron Wallenhurst talked about fixing turnover problems and playing with more focus. But there was no denying: "We play with a ton of heart," he said after his Quakers topped host Cherokee, 10-9, in triple overtime Saturday afternoon. "To be able to scrap back and get this win is big for us. " Moorestown trailed by two goals with 5 minutes, 46 seconds left in regulation before a three-goal spurt in 55 seconds helped send the game to overtime.