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June 3, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. ? The ceasefire was short. New Jersey assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester) on Thursday resumed his assault on the NJSIAA with a pointed letter to executive director Steve Timko criticizing the organization's resolution asking member schools to increase ticket prices to regular-season events. Burzichelli also sent a letter to Commission of Education Bret Schundler asking him to notify New Jersey public schools to disregard the NJSIAA's request to raise ticket prices.
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June 4, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - The cease-fire was short. New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester) on Thursday resumed his assault on the NJSIAA with a pointed letter to executive director Steve Timko criticizing the organization's resolution asking member schools to increase ticket prices to regular-season events. Burzichelli also sent a letter to Bret Schundler, the state education commissioner, asking him to notify New Jersey public schools to disregard the NJSIAA's request to raise ticket prices.
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March 3, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paul Anzano, the NJSIAA's legal counsel, is working behind the scenes to prevent a bill from gaining approval in the state Senate. The bill could change high school sports in New Jersey. "We have a lot of friends in the legislature," Anzano said at the NJSIAA's monthly meeting yesterday. "We're talking to state senators and educating them on the issue. " The state Assembly, by a 41-29 vote, recently approved legislation that would prohibit New Jersey public schools from joining athletic associations that charge "exorbitant ticket prices" for playoff games.
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October 13, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - The good news for the NJSIAA is that the organization lost $33,692 during the school year that ended in June. That's good news because the NJSIAA, governing body of high school sports in New Jersey, had projected a shortfall of more than $260,000. "We're changing our model," NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said after the NJSIAA's monthly executive committee meeting this week. "We made substantial cuts, but we've been able to provide much the same services.
SPORTS
January 13, 2005 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The NJSIAA penalized the Holy Cross wrestling team for its decision to take part in both the Beast of the East tournament in Delaware and the Jackson Invitational on Dec. 18. "We told [Holy Cross officials] that they will have to forfeit their team points that they got in the Jackson tournament," Steven J. Timko, an NJSIAA assistant director, said yesterday. "They will also have to submit a corrective action plan. " But, after being told that the Jackson tourney did not keep team scoring, Timko said Holy Cross would only have to submit a corrective action plan.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden High School football star Sean Chandler says there's sometimes a lot of trash talking on the field. "It motivates some people and bothers some people," Chandler said. Starting this fall, athletes and coaches will be subject to new rules designed to discourage unsportsmanlike behavior, the organization that oversees high school sports in New Jersey announced Wednesday. Under a policy developed by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the state Attorney General's Office and its Division on Civil Rights, officials will enforce rules designed to crack down on harassing conduct related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
SPORTS
February 13, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several boys' basketball matchups in the approaching NJSIAA tournament have been changed, a spokeswoman for the athletic association confirmed yesterday. They have been altered in Group 3, which will start its tournament Feb. 26, and in the Parochial B tournament, to begin Feb. 29. In the original Group 3 bracket, Delsea was seeded sixth, Timber Creek seventh, Camden eighth and Central ninth. All four have new seedings, changing their matchups. "Delsea was misplaced and should have been ninth, based on its winning percentage" of .647, said Carol Parsons, the NJSIAA's associate director.
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April 7, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jim Loper, the NJSIAA's chief spokesman for more than a decade, announced yesterday that he will retire Jan. 1. Loper, 68, has been the NJSIAA's associate director - the righthand man of Boyd Sands, the executive director - for the last 11 years. Before that, he served as an NJSIAA assistant director for three years. Luke Travers, who serves as the NJSIAA's president, called Loper a "pillar of strength" and praised him for his "generous spirit. " Loper's main duties have been in the fields of athletic eligibility, controversies and disputes.
SPORTS
September 15, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
By popular demand, the Department of Dirty Pool, Sneaky Tricks, and Outright Cheating is back in operation at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. It's called the Public/Non-Public Committee. NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said recent "media reports" about high-profile transfers and a groundswell of grumbling that certain schools are willing to bend or break the rules for athletic advantage have persuaded the organization to get back into the discipline business.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
Here are the qualifiers for the NJSIAA team wrestling tournaments from the seven-county South Jersey area. Seeded position in parentheses. SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 1 Haddon Heights (5) at Haddon Township (4), winner at Paulsboro (1); Woodstown (6) at Haddonfield (3), winner at Pennsville (2). SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 2 Lower Cape May (5) at Clayton (4), winner at Delsea (1); Barnegat (6) at West Deptford (3), winner at Buena (2). SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 3 Seneca (5)
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September 15, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
By popular demand, the Department of Dirty Pool, Sneaky Tricks, and Outright Cheating is back in operation at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. It's called the Public/Non-Public Committee. NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said recent "media reports" about high-profile transfers and a groundswell of grumbling that certain schools are willing to bend or break the rules for athletic advantage have persuaded the organization to get back into the discipline business.
SPORTS
September 12, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Wrestling might join football as the only New Jersey high school sports with competition in five groups. The NJSIAA took a major step toward creating a Group 5 in wrestling on Wednesday. By a 26-6 margin, the NJSIAA's executive committee passed on first reading a proposal to expand the state wrestling team tournament to five groups. If the proposal passes on its second reading in October, the change will go into effect for this winter season's state tournament.
NEWS
September 7, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a display near the scoreboard at Bill Bendig Memorial Field, an array of helmet-shaped decals that marks every year in which the St. Joseph High School football team has won a state championship. It looks like a two-deep depth chart. The Wildcats have won 23 titles since the NJSIAA started staging playoffs in 1974: seven South Jersey Parochial B crowns from 1977 to 1992 and 16 non-public state championships from 1993 through 2013, including five in a row. St. Joseph is a wonder - a tiny school (enrollment of 300 in grades 10-12, according to NJSIAA figures)
SPORTS
June 7, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - The NJSIAA is working with the state Department of Education to evaluate the impact of the school-choice program on sports, according to NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko. Timko said Wednesday at the organization's last meeting of the school year that the NJSIAA is trying to gather as "much data as possible" before devising a strategy for addressing an issue that some school officials believe has threatened the competitive balance in public-school sports. New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester)
SPORTS
June 6, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
NJSIAA director Larry White acknowledged Wednesday morning that his organization "misapplied" the rules Tuesday at the Non-Public South A baseball final at Rowan. St. John Vianney beat four-time state champion Gloucester Catholic, 3-2, with a single in the seventh inning. But Vianney never should have been batting in the bottom of the seventh. Gloucester Catholic, as a No. 2 seed, should have been the home team, White said. "Our NJSIAA rep misapplied the rule," White said from NJSIAA headquarters.
SPORTS
May 9, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Sectional title games in boys' and girls' basketball will be held on neutral courts at area colleges starting in 2016, according to a plan forwarded this week by the NJSIAA basketball committee. NJSIAA director Larry White said Wednesday the committee wants to implement the change in 2016 rather than 2015 to allow schools time to adjust schedules, especially with regard to the highly popular county tournaments in North and Central Jersey, as well as conference tournaments such as the Cape-Atlantic League's annual tournament.
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March 16, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
In response to popular demand, the NJSIAA has formulated a plan to move sectional-title games in boys' and girls' basketball back to neutral sites. But the change might not happen until 2016, if at all, NJSIAA director Larry White, who oversees the sport for the organization, said Thursday. "That might be a more practical start for this," White said of 2016's being the appropriate time to implement his plan to stage sectional finals for boys' and girls' basketball at one college site in a format similar to the public-school football finals.
NEWS
January 26, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delsea's Sal Marchese, one of South Jersey's most successful football coaches, has been placed on administrative leave pending a Board of Education investigation into possible academic misconduct, a source close to the situation told The Inquirer on Friday. Marchese has been Delsea's coach for 21 seasons. He was named the Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club's Coach of the Year after last season, when Delsea won its second consecutive South Jersey Group 3 championship. The administrative leave, a suspension with pay, stems from accusations of irregularities in testing in a health and physical education class in November, the source said.
NEWS
January 19, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Timber Creek junior defensive back Kareem Ali has played in a lot of big football games in his career with the Chargers. He'll play in perhaps the biggest one when his final season is over. Ali last week was invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl next January in San Antonio. "It's a dream come true," Ali said. "I grew up dreaming about playing in this game. I saw so many guys play in it and go on to play in the NFL. I always wanted to play in this game. " Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson also was invited to serve as an assistant coach at the annual game, which features some of the best players in the country in an East vs. West format.
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January 15, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Myles Powell scored the bulk of his 1,000 career points in a Medford Tech uniform. So it was more than a little ironic that Powell reached the historic milestone in a game against his old team. Powell, a 6-foot-3 guard, hit a deep three-pointer from the wing to reach the 1,000-point plateau in the first quarter of host Trenton Catholic's 74-56 victory over Medford Tech in a Burlington County League inter-division game Monday night. "He's still a Jaguar," said Medford Tech coach Nick Powell, who is no relation to the player.
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