September 27, 2015 |
Ocean City's Half Marathon is no idle Rumer The shore's not closed yet, at least not for the running crowd. This Sunday will be the sixth running of the OCNJ Half Marathon in Ocean City, N.J., an event weekend that now includes a 5k and a 10-mile walk. It's not an entirely new event, though, says Lisa Rumer, who has also been putting on the town's Labor Day race for 25 years. In the mid 1970s, Ocean City's recreation department organized the Stenton Carey Half Marathon. "They were few and far between back then," Rumer said of half marathons.
September 25, 2015 |
Dylan Skidmore scored twice in the second half Wednesday, and Glassboro rallied for a 4-2 win at Clayton in Tri-County League action. Glassboro had trailed, 1-0, in the first half before Sinan Tuzcu notched the equalizer. Sefa Gocmez also scored in the second half. In other Tri-County play, Dave Derby made four saves for Pitman in a 3-0 win over visiting Deptford. Drew Broesler, Grant DeClement and Kyle Leach each scored. Logan Riddle stopped all eight shots he faced in a 2-0 win for Cumberland at Wildwood.
September 20, 2015
SOCCER OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Cherokee 1, Eastern 0 (2 OT): Shaye McGoey scored in double overtime to give the Chiefs, the fifth-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer, an upset over No. 1 Eastern at home. Ava Therien (5) and Zarre Baldwin (2) combined for seven saves to earn the shutout. Washington Township 3, Lenape 0: Kylie D'Ambra, Emily Gray, and Casey Lubonski each scored for the sixth-ranked host in a win over No. 3 Lenape. Jordynn Stalliard made 11 saves to record her second shutout of the season.
September 18, 2015 |
Thomas Gillin scored in the final minute of overtime Wednesday to send Cherokee to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Bishop Eustace in an Olympic Conference soccer game. Dylan Pepperman and Maciej Borowik scored second-half goals for Cherokee, which trailed by 1-0 at the break. Sam Gray and Andrew Pietrangelo provided the scoring for Eustace. In other Olympic conference action: Brandon Bond and Nick Krake scored in Cherry Hill West's 2-0 home win over Seneca. Pietro Gambino delivered the winner in overtime to lift Shawnee to a 2-1 win at Timber Creek.
September 7, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The Nashes said they were in denial that it was coming to an end. Within 72 hours, it would be back to work and back to school for the Springfield, Delaware County, family of four. They had waited until Labor Day weekend - the last of the "unofficial" summer season - to pack in all the activities they hadn't gotten to yet this summer, including a surrey bike ride down the boardwalk Saturday. "Yeah, it's been kind of an expensive weekend so far," said Kristin Nash, 40, as she rattled off the list of things the family had done since arriving the day before.
August 29, 2015 |
Amid massive expectations, Darryl Dawkins arrived in Philadelphia via Orlando at the age of 18. He was a giant man and a gentleman with a mind so creative that he was able to invent a fictional planet and write poetry that described the otherworldly strength he used to shatter two fiberglass backboards in a little less than a month.. "Darryl Dawkins is the father of power dunking," Shaquille O'Neal once said about the man who was known as "Chocolate Thunder," "Double D," and other image-evoking nicknames.
August 29, 2015 |
Services have been set for Friday, Aug. 28, for Trubee A. Krothe, 68, of Ventnor, N.J., a retired district director for SEPTA, who died in a Burlington Township motorcycle accident on Saturday, Aug. 22. Mr. Krothe was driving his motorcycle east on Woodmansie Boulevard in Woodland about 12:15 p.m. Saturday when it veered off the road and hit a tree, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Fred Iezzi, a foot and ankle surgeon, knew Mr. Krothe as a fellow rower at the Bachelors Barge Club on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia and at the Viking Rowing Club in Ventnor.
August 24, 2015 |
Autism Speaks 5K, Wildwood, 8 a.m. start, $25 pre, $30 post. Minimal awards, shirts for some preregistrants. Rio Grande & the Boardwalk. Chickie & Pete's 5K, Atlantic City, 8 a.m. start, $40 pre, $45 post. 10-year age groups through 70+. Project Graduation 2015 5K (7 p.m.), 1-mile fun run (6:30), Haddon Township, N.J. Fee: $20 advance, $25 day of. T-shirts for first 500. At The Taproom, 427 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Haddon Twp. Browning Ross Summer Sizzler Series Alumni Run, 7 p.m. Rowan University, Glassboro.
August 23, 2015 |
Bob Rose said he had tried but figured there was no shot. He and a partner book shows each summer on the Ocean City Music Pier. Before each season, he talks with city officials and residents about which acts they'd like to see. This year, someone suggested the Beach Boys. "I'm thinking, 'Yeah, right,' " Rose said. "So I talked to my partner, and he decided to pursue it, and, lo and behold, [the Beach Boys] liked the idea of playing in Ocean City. When you're pitching 'America's Greatest Family Resort,' you can't think of a better band than the Beach Boys.
August 19, 2015
IT'S BEEN A WHILE since I've had a break. Not that I'm complaining. When you are busy, it means you're working, which means you get paid, which means you and your family can eat. And since I am pro-food, it stands to reason that I am also pro-work. There are those, including my wife, LaVeta, who say I am a workaholic. I think I speak for all workaholics when I say that phrase is offensive to us. We prefer to be called the work-ready, a phrase that avoids the negative connotations of our work addictions, while celebrating our industriousness with a term that's politically correct.