March 29, 1991 |
When the girls' track and field season opens Monday afternoon, the big question will be: Can anyone catch Ocean City and Shawnee? Kingsway, Vineland, Clearview and Paul VI will challenge for the top, but Shawnee and Ocean City appear to be the two top teams in South Jersey. Fortunately for fans of the sport, the two will meet at Shawnee on April 11, so all controversy will be resolved. Ocean City is the defending South Jersey Group 3 champion, and Shawnee is the defending South Jersey Group 4 champ.
October 18, 2006 |
Ocean City, defending champion of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches' Association boys' tournament, is preparing to host Lenape in the second round Friday. Rafael Duarte, who scored both Ocean City goals against Cumberland in a 2-0 first-round victory Friday, will present a big problem for the Indians. Duarte had 25 goals as of yesterday. The 6-foot-2, 160-pound senior captain led South Jersey in scoring last year with 38 goals. Duarte, a forward and a midfielder, is one of six starters who can play more than one position for the Red Raiders.
September 17, 2004 |
The Ocean City girls' cross-country team appears poised for success. The Red Raiders boast the best runner in the state in junior Brittany Sedberry. Sophomore Elizabeth Richardson looks ready to try to duplicate the success her brother John had when he was second at the Group 3 state championships in 2002. But Ocean City, one of the favorites to win its first Group 3 state title this year, would be lost without Allie Moreland. "I've always said she's the glue of this team," said Bruce Welch, in his second season as co-coach with Trish Hopson.
December 31, 1988 |
Ocean City's 6-5 senior forward Bob McAllister scored 33 points and grabbed 18 rebounds last night to lead the Raiders to a 76-55 win over Cherokee in the championship game of the Wildwood Catholic Christmas Tournament in North Wildwood. Named the tournament's MVP, McAllister scored 11 points in the fourth period as Ocean City (5-1) held off the scrambling Chiefs (5-1) down the stretch. "We wanted an up-tempo game," said Raiders coach Tom Gahr, "and we also wanted to keep the ball in Bobby's hands as much as possible.
July 25, 1986 |
The city council decided last night to abide by a state Supreme Court decision that upheld century-old blue laws and will ask most retail shops and amusement centers not to open for business on Sundays in this 107-year-old seaside resort. "The entire city should take part in honoring the law," said a disappointed Mayor Roy Gillian. He said the city would close its 22 public tennis courts, six playgrounds and golf course on Sundays, beginning this Sunday. However, he said, beach tags would still be sold, because they create revenue for the government.
March 26, 1987 |
Last season, the Cape-Atlantic I softball championship was decided by a postseason playoff after Ocean City, Millville and Mainland ended the regular season in a three-way tie for first place with 15-3 records. Mainland survived to claim the crown. The Mustangs defeated Ocean City after the Red Raiders came out victorious over Millville. This year, Mainland and Ocean City are again the league's elite teams. It's no coincidence that they have the best pitchers returning among league teams.
May 26, 1991 |
Paulsboro, Kingsway, Ocean City and Highland won South Jersey girls' group track championships yesterday at Shawnee Regional High. Paulsboro, in Group 1, and Ocean City, in Group 3, successfully defended championships they had won a year ago. Kingsway outscored defending champion Clearview for the Group 2 title by seven points and Highland won a five-way battle for the Group 4 championship. The meet was held in 90-degree weather that created heat-related problems for nearly a half-dozen athletes and sent one girl to a hospital because of heat exhaustion.
August 24, 1990 |
Don't let the name or the nondescript exterior fool you. Or, for that matter, the equally modest interior. If you crave some basic grub in bountiful portions and attentive service after a long afternoon on the beach and don't want to spend a day's pay doing so, chances are you won't get the shaft at Shafto's in Ocean City. As the simple menu says, this place specializes in "serving the best home- cooked food. " It reminded me of dining in an Amish-style setting, albeit without the dumplings and warm bacon salad dressing.
April 26, 1988 |
Teams that face Ocean City High's Cindy Rau this season may notice a difference. The change will not be very welcome. Rau, the Red Raiders' workhorse pitcher, plans on improving on the 112 strikeouts in 186 innings she registered last season, when she went 20-5 and was the pitcher of record in all of her team's games. Rau (4-1) has 51 strikeouts in 35 innings in her first five outings this season. "My confidence is better than last year, and that's really important, because our defense isn't as good," said Rau, a senior.
December 18, 2011 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - They've been taking three simple ingredients - tomato sauce, cheese, and dough - and crafting them into edible memories for so long here that the name Mack & Manco is as iconic on this beach resort's boardwalk as its Ferris wheel and salt water taffy. So inherent in local culture is this throwback pizza parlor - actually there are now three boardwalk locations and one across the bridge on the mainland in Somers Point - that followers of the crispy tomato pies will tell you they seek a "Mack & Manco's" rather than a simple slice of pizza when headed for the boardwalk.