November 16, 2014 |
Terrifying brain surgery a few months after Teena Handline's wedding prevented her and her husband from going on a honeymoon in 2011. While recovering in the ICU from the surgery, Handline said there was one thing that kept her sane: music. The 25-year-old Glen Mills resident will take the stage Saturday afternoon as one of the 29 finalists of the first Jersey Shore Karaoke Idol, a singing competition in which aspiring vocalists will compete for a top cash prize of $10,000 while raising money for the Jersey Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau in Neptune.
June 12, 2014 |
VINNY CURRY thought he had died and gone to heaven 2 years ago when the team he had grown up rooting for, the Eagles, selected the Neptune, N.J., native in the second round of the draft. Eighteen games into his career, though, heaven seemed a lot more like hell to him. As a rookie, the defensive end out of Marshall played only 89 snaps in six games and failed to register a sack, which was kind of his thing at Marshall - he had 23 sacks and 10 forced fumbles his last 2 years there.
March 14, 2014 |
THERE'S good news for the more than 90,000 people who helped fund the "Veronica Mars" movie through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $5.7 million after reaching its original $2 million goal within hours. They got what they paid for. They won't make any money - how many backers do? - but for fans who've never quite gotten over the series' open-ended departure from the CW in 2007, the movie is an opportunity to return to fictional Neptune, Calif., for what may be the best high-school reunion weekend ever - complete with murder, a sex tape and the always gratifying discovery that the popular kids haven't aged as well as the cool underdogs.
August 17, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Hurricane Sandy victims told members of the New Jersey Legislature during a session here Thursday that they have grown weary of "Stronger Than the Storm" ads, and are exhausted by months of futile attempts to seek assistance in repairing and holding on to their storm-ravaged homes. "I haven't seen one billboard or ad that tells people exactly how they can be stronger than the storm. . . . So many people still don't know where to go for help," said Staci Berger, executive director of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.
March 12, 2013
Boys' 2012: St. Anthony 62, Plainfield 62 2011: St. Anthony 61, Plainfield 49 2010: Trenton Cath. 53, Camden Cath. 39 2009: St. Patrick's 73, Science 57 2008: St. Anthony 69, Science Park 36 Girls' 2012: Manasquan 67, Gil St. Bernards 55 2011: Trenton Catholic 54, Neptune 49 2010: Neptune 67, St. John Vianney 48 2009: St. John Vianney 56, Colts Neck 44 2008: Shabazz 48, Trenton Central 37
March 7, 2012 |
The first positive sign, in a strange way, was the tears. Camden ended one season but appears to have begun a new era, one in which games and wins in March are common. The Panthers' season concluded with Wednesday night's 63-46 loss to Neptune in a state Group 3 semifinal at Winslow Township. The Panthers won the South Jersey Group 3 title, finished 18-13, and set the foundation for a future that might look like much of the past. Few schools have a richer basketball heritage than Camden, but after missing last year's state tournament and going through an in-season coaching change and a 3-17 start, this young team appears back.
March 5, 2012 |
The South Jersey Group 1 basketball championship game included several big momentum swings on Monday night, and Paulsboro rode the last swing to the title. The unbeaten Red Raiders (30-0) watched a 26-4 first-quarter lead disappear and needed to rally in the final period for an 88-72 win over visiting Woodbury (20-10), giving Paulsboro its first sectional crown since 2003. Xavier Lundy and Julien Davenport each finished with 21 points and the pair combined for 21 in the decisive 32-18 fourth period.
February 20, 2012
Brittany Harden and Kennedy Johnson worked hard under the basket and the effort paid off for Sacred Heart in a 59-48 victory over Moorestown in the Hoop Mountain Shootout girls' basketball showcase on Sunday at Holy Spirit. The Lions (23-1) outscored Moorestown by 28-10 in the paint as Harden scored 6 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dealt 3 assists, and Johnson posted 12 points, 11 boards and a pair of steals. Lexi Bruno paced the balanced Sacred Heart offense with 14 points and Mandy Buirch added 12, while Moorestown (10-10)