March 25, 2015 |
Ryan Dickerson can help his Moorestown High School tennis teammates with their footwork, ground strokes and racket control. He also can tell them about living in South Korea for 21/2 months in Spartanlike pursuit of improvement in his game. Those tales might not make much difference in Moorestown's quest to register its 14th state title in boys' tennis later this spring. But they do reflect the level of Dickerson's commitment to the sport - and the experience and expertise that he brings to his new role as star player and team leader for the Quakers.
March 22, 2015 |
The question of whether T. Milton Street Sr. remains on the Democratic primary ballot for mayor rests for now on a Pennsylvania law that says a candidate for public office lives where his spouse lives. Street testified Friday that his "common-law wife" lives in Moorestown, but that he lives in Philadelphia. Common Pleas Court Judge Chris Wogan heard more than four hours of testimony and argument from Street and Kevin Greenberg, the lawyer trying to knock Street off the May 19 primary ballot.
March 14, 2015 |
The Moorestown Police Department on Thursday backed off its plan to acquire a mine-resistant vehicle from the federal government, citing concerns expressed by residents. It was "more than we really needed," Lt. Lee Lieber said, "as far as its capabilities. " The Inquirer reported Tuesday that the department was interested in obtaining the Navistar MaxxPro Dash through the federal 1033 program, which lends surplus military equipment to police agencies at little cost. The program came into the spotlight last year when police in Ferguson, Mo., responded to violent protests with armored trucks and militarylike weapons after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a police officer.
March 9, 2015 |
Hello there Katie, who is from Mount Laurel, studies exercise, sports science, and nutrition at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She's also a center midfielder for the U of U's soccer team. Katie's roommate and teammate, BayLee, dates Chris, a baseball player at rival Brigham Young University, about an hour south in Provo. In early fall 2013, Chris brought his roommate and teammate Hayden along on a visit. "Are you dating anyone?" BayLee asked Hayden, a lefthanded pitcher who grew up in Mesa, Ariz., and studies psychology with plans to become a sports psychologist.
March 4, 2015 |
My favorite Flexible Flyer story involves a boy's bravado, an icy hill, and a front tooth. On a snowy afternoon in 1964, as I commanded my younger brothers to watch how fast I could go, my smile collided with a crusty chunk of Massachusetts winter. Undaunted, I sledded on until dusk - a testament to the thrill of hurtling downhill atop the invention of Moorestown industrialist Samuel L. Allen. "Everybody who visits this exhibit has a story, it seems," says Joseph Galbraith, with whom I'm sharing my childhood recollections as we tour the "Flexible Flyer Sled Museum" at the Moorestown Library.
March 3, 2015 |
Moorestown's Alex Martin jumped out of the pool after the 200-yard freestyle relay Sunday and ran right back to the starting blocks to defend his state title in the 100 backstroke. As the only competitor to break 50 seconds in the race, Martin won his second straight state title in the backstroke, clocking in at 49.46 seconds at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Gloucester County Institute of Technology. "It was a little bit harder for me actually, because when you're defending, you're kind of expected to win," Martin said.
February 25, 2015 |
An employee at an armored car company in Moorestown shot and wounded a coworker Monday before turning the gun on himself. Edgar Figueroa, 42, was found dead outside Shields Business Solutions at 5 Twosome Dr. shortly after 7 a.m. Police said he and Melvin Nieves, 31, were arguing inside the building when Figueroa pulled out a gun and chased Nieves. Figueroa shot Nieves four times, police said, before shooting himself in the parking lot. Police described the dispute as an "ongoing domestic situation" but would not elaborate.
February 19, 2015 |
Moorestown defeated Demarest, 111-59, at Raritan Bay YMCA in the state Group B swimming semifinals Tuesday. Alex Martin was part of four victories, including wins in the 50 freestyle (21.23 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (50.45). Boys' Basketball Robby DePersia netted 20 points as Haddonfield won at Lindenwold, 58-55, in the Colonial Conference. Girls' Basketball C.C. Mooney scored 14 points in Haddonfield's 48-10 Colonial win over visiting Lindenwold. Ice Hockey Maurice Finnerty scored on a third-period power play to carry St. Augustine to a 6-5 victory over visiting Bishop Eustace in the Gordon Cup quarterfinals.
February 12, 2015 |
Charlotte Stern scored 15 points to help Moorestown Friends knock off visiting Academy of the New Church, 52-18, Tuesday in the semifinals of the Quaker Cup. Alaina Shivers netted 12 points, sinking four three-pointers in the Foxes' 27-8 first quarter. Moorestown Friends will host George School on Friday in the championship game. Colonial Liberty. Host Overbrook hauled in 43 rebounds to grab a 46-30 victory over Collingswood. Raquel Harris-Scott had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Imani Peterson had a team-leading 13 rebounds.