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NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
It was the type of loss that tends to stay with everyone involved. "I still talk to the guys who were on the team last year who graduated," senior attack Michael Handlan said. "They still think about it. " Last year, Handlan's Moorestown boys' lacrosse team wasn't just heavily favored to win the South Jersey championship; many had the Quakers pegged to win their second state championship in three seasons. Shawnee had other plans. In the inaugural sectional championships in state boys' lacrosse, the Renegades won the South Jersey Group 3 title in double overtime - at Moorestown - marking one of the area's most thrilling upsets in recent memory.
SPORTS
May 24, 2014 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
With hopes of playing for the championship, Moorestown showed its offensive strength Thursday. The No. 1-seeded Quakers scored 13 first-half goals in a 20-4 rout of visiting fourth seed Notre Dame in the South Jersey Group 3 girls' lacrosse semifinals. Marie McCool had eight points for Moorestown, netting four goals and four assists. Lauren Martinelli scored a hat trick. Tristan McGinley and Kierstyn Voiro each had two goals and an assist. In other sectional Group 3 action: Princeton 17, Clearview 11 - Ali Donohue, Hannah Quast, and Holly Tevis each had a hat trick for No. 2 Clearview in a loss to visiting, third-seeded Princeton.
NEWS
May 24, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  For the last three years, Michael T. Baker tried to help rid Gloucester City of feral cats. "He was one of our trappers. He was such a good kitten catcher," his wife, Doran, said in a phone interview. Mr. Baker was a member of Feral Treasures, for which his wife is secretary. The local nonprofit organization promotes the reduction of wild cat populations through a policy of trapping, neutering, and releasing. On Sunday, May 18, Mr. Baker, 49, of Gloucester City, a 20-year employee of Lockheed Martin Corp.
SPORTS
May 23, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Top-seeded Buena rode the arms of Sam Fiocchi and Jenn Cimino to a 2-0 victory over visiting, No. 9 Deptford on Wednesday in a South Jersey Group 2 softball quarterfinal. But Fiocchi, who struck out 11 in a two-hitter, was the only pitcher the Chiefs used. Cimino showed off her arm in center field. Cimino doubled a runner off first in the top of the seventh after making a running catch on a soft line drive with no outs. She doubled a runner off second after a similar catch in the previous inning and threw out a runner at third in the third.
FOOD
May 16, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bake sale is a time-honored fund-raising tradition. But at Our Shared Ground, a Moorestown nonprofit dedicated to nutrition and agriculture education, they do it a little differently. Instead of banana bread and slice-and-bake cookies, think crusty artisan sourdough and delicate galettes - proofed in a refrigerated shipping container and baked fresh each week in a custom-made, wood-fired oven-on-wheels. Quality, said Cynthia Quinton, executive director of the four-year-old organization, is the whole point.
NEWS
May 16, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A legal fight between a Moorestown woman and Burlington County animal welfare workers ended in Municipal Court on Wednesday when 66 charges were dismissed. The charges - 33 criminal and 33 civil - against Kate Decker alleged that she neglected her dogs, because some did not have water. Investigators also said some stacked crates did not have a barrier between the top and bottom, as required by law. Decker, 69, a widow,  cares for rescued animals, mostly dogs, in her home and garage.
FOOD
May 9, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bake sale is a time-honored fund-raising tradition. But at Our Shared Ground, a Moorestown nonprofit dedicated to nutrition and agriculture education, they do it a little differently. Instead of banana bread and slice-and-bake cookies, think crusty artisan sourdough and delicate galettes - proofed in a refrigerated shipping container and baked fresh each week in a custom-made wood-fired oven-on-wheels. Quality, said Cynthia Quinton, executive director of the four-year-old organization, is the whole point.
NEWS
May 4, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
It's the focus his coach had been preaching. It's part of the intensity his team had been lacking. But for Dan Halla, it's just part of his love of the game, something he has done since he started playing lacrosse in second grade. "Today was a half-day in school," Halla said. "And I went home, went out back, and practiced my shot, and that helped. Practice makes perfect. " Halla credits his pregame workout for his hot start. The senior Stevenson recruit netted three first-half goals in leading the Haddonfield boys' lacrosse team to a 9-8 win Friday night over visiting Eastern.
REAL_ESTATE
April 27, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Clayton Clark knows exactly which step squeaks in his Moorestown home, and has for decades - the one he was careful to avoid if the hour was late. "It's wonderful - and a little strange - to come back and live in the same house where you lived as a child," says Clark, a Moorestown mortgage broker. He's pleased that now a third generation, daughter Annette, will learn its secrets. Clayton and wife, Anne, both 52, have deep roots in Moorestown: It's where they grew up, were part of the same high school crowd, became sweethearts, and, ultimately, spouses.
NEWS
April 27, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
When he discusses last year's sectional championship against Moorestown, Reese Tursi talks about the attitude it took to win. It was similar to what he felt last week at St. Augustine. "Both of those teams are very talented, and they obviously thought they were better than us," said Tursi, senior goalie for the Shawnee boys' lacrosse team. "And we used that. We used that mind-set to our advantage. "We were focused. And we felt like we had to prove someone wrong. " Tursi made 24 saves in the Renegades' 4-3 overtime win over heavily favored Moorestown in last year's inaugural South Jersey Group 3 final.
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