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.
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.
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.
November 16, 2014 |
Warren Hills turned the tables on Ocean City with a 5-4 overtime win in the state Group 3 field hockey final at Bordentown on Saturday. Amanda Crampton scored the winner. Lauren McNally scored three goals for Ocean City, which had beaten Warren Hills in the final the last two seasons. State Non-Public Volleyball Final Paul VI fell to nine-time champion Immaculate Heart, 25-20, 25-14, at South Brunswick. Kim Bryfogle had 17 assists for Paul VI, and Fiona Marziello had nine kills.
January 16, 2014 |
Yamire McNeal knocked down two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in overtime that proved to be the difference in Middle Township's 48-46 win Tuesday at Ocean City in a Cape-Atlantic National boys' basketball game. Ocean City sent the game to overtime on Griffin Grimes' jump shot from the top of the key at the fourth quarter buzzer. Grimes led Ocean City with 14 points. McNeal finished with 11 points. Cape-Atlantic American. Khaliq Ford made two free throws with 4.5 seconds left to help Millville pull out a 61-58 win against visiting Egg Harbor Township.
December 10, 2012
Police in Ocean City, N.J., said an elderly couple reported missing on Saturday were located Sunday evening at a shopping mall in Jackson Township, about 90 minutes drive from Ocean City. Describing the couple as "safe and sound," an Ocean City police spokesman said they apparently approached a security guard at the mall and asked for help finding their way back home. John Bligh, 78, and his wife, Ellen, 70, were last seen around 3:30 p.m. Saturday leaving their home on the 1900 block of Glenwood Drive in a 2004 white Toyota Camry.