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SPORTS
March 14, 2016
Sunday, at Rutgers University Atlantic City (26-4) vs. Linden (22-5), noon. Atlantic City's road to the final: Beat Williamstown, 56-37; Cherry Hill West, 44-40; Washington Twp., 49-47; Cherokee, 51-40; Colts Neck, 55-50. Linden's road to the final: Beat J.P. Stevens, 67-41; Union, 64-32; East Orange, 67-35; Newark East Side, 62-59; Hackensack, 69-56. Previous state titles: Atlantic City, three (2005, 2012, 2013). Linden, four (2000, 2006, 2007, 2014). Fast fact: Atlantic City is 25-3 since Dec. 20, with the losses to state finalists Passaic and St. Augustine (twice)
NEWS
March 5, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Good afternoon South Jersey, this is not Scott Cronick. This is Mayor Don Guardian from Atlantic City, subbing for Scott while he's on vacation. Well, why not? Atlantic City is obsessed with its local talk radio, so perhaps it made perfect sense that the mayor himself would take two hours out of his afternoon to fill in as host on WOND-AM (1400), in the historic 4 to 6 p.m. time slot of the late broadcaster Pinky Kravitz. But with the city running out of cash, and a well-publicized feud between Guardian and the state - Gov. Christie just hours before said he would be fine with leaving A.C. "to its own devices" - let's just say there was little if any dead air. In two hours, Guardian took calls that covered everything from the city's cash crunch to his marriage to longtime partner Louis Fatato and the virtues of monogamy, to his idea to get the state to allow one-day marriage licenses in Atlantic City for a Boardwalk wedding chapel, to why the state won't allow a rum distillery in an old rum-running spot, to, well, the people who work in City Hall Room 105. Yes, Room 105, which issues parking permits.
SPORTS
March 2, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Leading by only four after three quarters, Highland exploded for 26 points in the final period Monday and dispatched visiting Toms River South, 72-57, in a South Jersey Group 3 boys' basketball matchup. Christian Scafidi recorded a double-double with 19 points and 25 rebounds, leading the Tartans in both categories. Elsewhere in South Jersey Group 3 first-round action: Tommy Egan racked up a game-high 24 points to lead host Seneca past Absegami, 71-52. Jack Brockett added 16 points for the Golden Eagles, with seven coming from the foul line.
SPORTS
March 1, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
Moorestown senior Alex Martin saw very little training heading into the Meet of Champions. Martin said he was probably in the pool only eight or nine times in the last two months because of illnesses. He got back to practices about three weeks ago. After getting some preparation in for the championships, Martin came down with the flu last week. But when the 100-yard backstroke came up Sunday afternoon, the senior didn't look affected one bit. Martin finished in 49.74 seconds, only .28 seconds off his 2015 best, en route to his third straight state title.
SPORTS
February 29, 2016
South Jersey Group 4 Seeds: 1. Washington Township; 2. Cherokee; 3. Eastern; 4. Toms River North; 5. Atlantic City; 6. Cherry Hill East; 7. Lenape; 8. Shawnee; 9. Rancocas Valley; 10. Southern; 11. Kingsway; 12. Williamstown; 13. Cherry Hill West; 14. Jackson; 15. Howell; 16. Egg Harbor Twp. Defending champion: Cherry Hill East. Dark horse: Cherry Hill East. Best first-round game: Rancocas Valley at Shawnee. These perennial powers met Jan. 30 at Bishop Eustace, with the Red Devils emerging with a 55-54 victory.
SPORTS
February 27, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Two Absegami players joined the 1,000-point club in the second quarter of Thursday's Cape-Atlantic League consolation game against visiting Ocean City. Steven Ferebee hit the mark on a low-post play and Vinnie Nelson reached the milestone on a drive to the basket. Nelson ended the game with 25 points, but the Indians fell to the Red Raiders, 69-55. Garrett Jones led the visitors with 21 points and made eight free throws. Ocean City boys' basketball is ranked 21st in South Jersey by The Inquirer.
SPORTS
February 15, 2016 | By Mark Whited, Staff Writer
Azana Baines and Ayanna Bey scored 22 points apiece in Highland's 56-44 win Saturday over visiting Cumberland in a nonleague basketball game. Baines also had 13 rebounds, four assists, a pair of steals, and a block. Bey grabbed 13 rebounds. Vashti Hannah led Cumberland with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Deja Robinson added 10 points. In other nonleague action: Juliette Tobin (21 points), Corrin Williams (16), Katie Morrison (11), and Brianna Jankaukas (10) each provided double-digit scoring in host Deptford's 71-35 rout of Salem.
NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Wilmington-based Buccini/Pollin Group plans to build a 246-unit apartment building at 2405 Maryland Ave. in Willow Grove, attorney Neil Stein, who helped with a change to the property's zoning, said in a release on Thursday. The project, which also includes recreational amenities and public improvements, will be built at the current site of a 100,000 square-foot industrial building, Stein said. The project is Buccini/Pollin's second residential development outside of Wilmington, after an 88-unit condo project in Ocean City, Md. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - The City of Margate bellied up to the no-dunes bar in an Atlantic City courtroom Thursday, arguing that the state and the Army Corps of Engineers improperly relied on 20-year-old data and old models of the coastline to justify a beachfront dune project ordered by Gov. Christie. "It's almost the perfect storm in reaching the wrong decision," civil engineer Charles Rooney, a former Army Corps employee, testified. Margate, one of the trio of "selfish" towns singled out by Christie during his recent trip back to New Jersey during last month's winter storm, does not want the state to be allowed to use eminent domain to seize 87 city-owned lots along the beachfront it needs to proceed with building the dune.
SPORTS
January 29, 2016 | By Jarrad Saffren, Staff Writer
Ocean City's Olivia Briggs had a big game on Wednesday night in a 45-33 Cape-Atlantic League win over visiting Absegami. Briggs scored 22 points, including 11 in the second quarter. She also grabbed six rebounds and made four steals. Julia Dolan led Absegami with 14 points. In other Cape-Atlantic League action: Four Wildwood Catholic players scored in double figures in an 83-40 win over visiting St. Joseph. Caitlin McMullan led the way with 21 points, including 12 in the second half.
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