March 9, 2011 |
The postseason run of South Jersey Group 3 champion Ocean City ended Wednesday night in a 75-40 loss to national powerhouse Neptune in the state girls' basketball semifinals at Williamstown. The Red Raiders made a strong run through South Jersey Group 3 but met their match in one of the biggest, strongest, and fastest teams in the state. "We never quit, and that's all you can ask for," Ocean City coach Paul Baruffi said. "I'm proud of the team, and I'm not going to let this put any damper on the season.
March 24, 2010 |
The fourth quarter was all Shakena Richardson and all Neptune. Richardson, a 5-foot-5 junior guard, took over in the final eight minutes to lead Neptune to a 67-48 victory over St. John Vianney last night in the Tournament of Champions title game for girls' basketball. Richardson finished with 20 points and nine assists for Neptune (30-1), the Group 3 state champion and top seed. Senior forward Sehmonyeh Allen added 18 points, including a big three-point jumper to open the fourth quarter.
March 10, 2000 |
The faded pink banner served as a painful reminder to Camden fans of one of the storied basketball program's few low moments. In a sold-out gymnasium where 1,000 spectators crammed in, and many more outside watched through windows, the banner - which read, "Neptune 1981 State Group 4 basketball champions" - provided extra incentive to Dajuan Wagner, Camden's multitalented junior who is well-schooled in the team's history. In 1981, Camden was 27-0 and ranked No. 1 in one national poll.
February 12, 1988 |
A Monmouth County man was arrested yesterday and charged in the 1985 Valentine's Day slaying of the transportation director at Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. Patrick "Tony Dee" Carroll, 39, was arrested at his home in Neptune at 7:45 a.m. by Atlantic County detectives and charged with the stabbing death of Marc A. Cummings, 32, of Scullville, Egg Harbor Township. Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz said Cummings died after he was stabbed nine times in the chest and abdomen.
August 10, 1989 |
When man challenges the sea, Neptune often throws a bit extra into the bargain - more hardships and more rewards. These solitary sojourns inspire some fascinating tales. Listeners get everything but the discomfort of the salt spray and the danger of an indifferent ocean. There's Philip S. Weld, who at age 65 won the OSTAR (the London Observer's Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race) in 1980. Weld, singing through the North Atlantic gales, outfoxed his younger, sturdier competitors.
March 25, 2002 |
What could have been a classic championship game turned into another dominant exhibition by the boys' basketball team at St. Anthony of Jersey City. In a script that has become familiar since the Tournament of Champions' inception in 1989, St. Anthony once again stands at the top of the state honor roll. The top-seeded Friars increased their record total to eight titles with yesterday's surprisingly easy 69-49 win over No. 2 Neptune in the championship at the Continental Airlines Arena.
August 24, 1989 |
For 12 years, Voyager 2 has been flying toward the mysterious planet Neptune. Tonight, the fruits of that mission will be unveiled when WHYY-TV (Channel 12)broadcasts seven hours of live pictures as the spacecraft swoops by our solar system's fourth largest planet. Philadelphia's public television station will produce the live national broadcast "Neptune All Night," which will feature the Voyager 2 feed from NASA and analysis from Franklin Institute astronomers. The show airs midnight tonight to 7 a.m. tomorrow.
March 9, 1995 |
Score one for Plan A. Rancocas Valley head coach Ron Powell and his assistants spent the hour before last night's Group 3 boys' basketball state semifinal game against Neptune watching the Neptune players shoot. Evidently, he liked what he saw. "They didn't really have anybody shoot consistently well," Powell said. "We figured Plan A was to play zone and make them hit from the outside. "Plan A was pretty good. " It was indeed. Rancocas Valley, ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, played zone for only the second time this season.
March 18, 2009 |
When Group 4 boys' basketball state champion Lenape meets Neptune at 6 tonight in the Tournament of Champions quarterfinal at Toms River North, the teams will bring similar philosophies but opposite styles. Both teams have balanced offenses, but that is where the similarity ends. Fourth-seeded Neptune (23-5) likes to employ the transition game. "We press and run and push the tempo up as much as we can," Neptune coach Ken O'Donnell said in a phone interview yesterday. No. 5 seed Lenape, 24-8 and ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, can play the running game, but the Indians also thrive in the half-court style, in which their defense is proficient.
December 9, 2003 |
The NJSIAA yesterday announced that there had been changes in two football finals involving South Jersey teams. The South Jersey Group 1 final between Woodbury and host Schalick will be played tonight at 7; it had been scheduled for 1 p.m. In another change, the Central Jersey Group 1 championship between unbeatens Florence and Keyport will be played Saturday at Memorial Field in Neptune at 1 p.m. The game had been slated to be played...