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.
August 28, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS - Move over apple: Scrapple is now the best-selling pie flavor at Wards Pastry Shop in Ocean City. While your dream of a perfect pie flavor may not be that whitish congealed block of something-or-other made famous by the Pennsylvania Dutch, apparently this bakery - around for 88 years and considered a Jersey Shore staple - knows a thing or two about taking such an oddity and making it, well, palatable. "I think some people hear about scrapple pie and come in and buy it for the goof . . . but they come back because they try it and it's really good," said Wards' owner and chief baker Walter Hohman, 51, who started working in the bakery when he was 12. Scrapple is traditionally a combination of pork offal - scraps and trimmings like the heart, head, liver, and bones that wouldn't be used for anything else - that is boiled down into a broth and then combined with cornmeal, flour, and spices to form a mush.
July 21, 2016 |
An FBI underwater search team went to work Tuesday in the bay off Ocean City, N.J., as part of an "ongoing investigation," a spokesman for the agency said. Michael Whitaker said in the afternoon that he could not discuss what, if anything, the dive team had found. He said the underwater search and evidence response team from the FBI's New York division was assisting in the investigation. He said he could not elaborate. Ocean City officials described the operation as an "evidence recovery mission" and said the search was not related to an active incident.
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.
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.