January 15, 2016 |
For the final minutes of Wednesday night's game, the pressure was put on Middle Townships Bridget Ruskey. Ruskey made 10 of 16 free throws and finished with 13 points to lift the Panthers in a 45-39 win at Holy Spirit in a Cape Atlantic League girls' basketball game. Ruskey, a 5-foot-8 junior, has scored in double digits seven times this season. Summer Sides added a game-high 14 points for the Panthers, while Jenna Herlihy and Olivia Nelson scored eight points each. Francesca Geromini had 12 for the Spartans in the loss.
January 8, 2016
16 Fourth-quarter points - all of her team's output in the quarter - by Gloucester's Nikki Velez in last week's 32-24 win over Cinnaminson. 13 Three-pointers for Gloucester Catholic's Naiyana Sabb through five games. 4 Times in the last two seasons Lenape has beaten rival Cherokee, including last week's three-point home win. 2.5 Blocks per game for Sterling's Jordan Wallace. 0 Seconds left on the clock when Gabby Boggs' buzzer-beater sent Mainland to a huge 27-26 upset of Ocean City on opening night.
January 8, 2016 |
About halfway through its meet against visiting Millville on Wednesday, the Ocean City wrestling team faced a 12-point deficit in Cape-Atlantic League action. That was when Cameron Andres stepped on the mat. The junior - who totaled 20 wins last season - pinned his opponent in 2 minutes, 42 seconds to spark a three-bout run that clinched the match for the Red Raiders. Following Andres' bout at 145 pounds, Jeremiah Johnson (152) won by a 5-1 decision, and then Will Nickerson (160)
January 1, 2016 |
Connor Laverty converted 10 of 12 free throws and drained two three-pointers as he scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Ocean City past Penn Charter, 45-40, on Wednesday afternoon to claim the Boardwalk Classic–John Pierantozzi Bracket title at the Wildwood Convention Center. Sean Jamison went 4 for 4 on free throws and had five rebounds. Collingswood Christmas Tournament. Devon Taylor scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half as Cinnaminson claimed the title by defeating New Foundations, 68-55.
December 22, 2015 |
It's rare for one guard to have a big offensive game against Atlantic City's trademark tough defense. It's twice as unusual for two guards to have their way against the Vikings in a pressure-packed game. "I can't remember the last time two guards combined for 55 points against us," Atlantic City coach Gene Allen said Sunday after his team dropped an 80-76 decision in overtime to Timber Creek. Allen's math was off, but his point was on the mark. Timber Creek senior guards Randy Bell and Caleb Bowser combined for 59 points to lead the Chargers to the early-season signature victory in a clash of top-10 teams at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff Weekend showcase.
December 19, 2015 |
Here is a primer on South Jersey boys' basketball, by groups: South Jersey Group 4 Defending champion: Cherry Hill East. Favorite: Atlantic City. The Vikings have a pair of seasoned seniors in swingman Leon Daniels and guard Lamar Thomas. They also have a sophomore to watch in 6-foot-4 Raymond Bethea. Another contender: Washington Township. The Minutemen have nine seniors who can play, led by guards Spencer Cook and Justin Ortiz, and a small army of 6-3 guys who cover the floor.
December 14, 2015 |
Those with long memories may recall that I wrote a July 27 article about Somers Point's efforts to attract buyers to the Atlantic County community across the Ninth Street Bridge from Ocean City. I am not claiming credit for this, but coincidentally Somers Point's home sales topped 40 between June 1 and Aug. 31, an increase of 11 from the same period in 2014. What's more, 6,400 people visited www.liveinsomerspoint.com , the website set up for the campaign. As most real estate agents will tell you, summer is not a big home-buying season.
December 9, 2015 |
OK, CALL IT far-fetched, but after his death on Thursday, Ed Devlin may have made it known how happy he was with the Eagles' victory over New England three days later. After Ed died, a Catholic priest who went to his bedside, told the family to expect a sign from Ed letting them know everything was all right. "While we were watching the Eagles game on Sunday, I suddenly knew what the sign was," said his brother, Terry. "It was the Eagles beating the Patriots!" Whatever, Ed certainly would have been thrilled by the unexpected victory.
November 13, 2015 |
Berkant Haliloglu's first varsity boys' soccer action came Wednesday in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinal. And what a way to start. Haliloglu, who played for Delran's freshman team this season, was inserted at goalkeeper to handle the penalty-kick shootout after the Bears' playoff game with Sterling ended in a scoreless tie. He made one save, and No. 8 Delran advanced by winning the penalty kicks, 4-1, at No. 5 Sterling. Andrew Gordon delivered the winning kick. No. 7 Cinnaminson 2, No. 6 Manasquan 0 - Sean Bockius and Mason Stepnowski each scored a goal for the visitors.
November 10, 2015
The Coast Guard said Sunday evening it was still searching for a vessel in distress off the Jersey Shore near Ocean City. The Coast Guard said it received a mayday call on VHF marine radio channel 16 at approximately 12:45 p.m. Sunday from the fishing vessel Interlude, stating the vessel was taking on water and heading into port. A Coast Guard helicopter and a cutter were dispatched from bases in or near Atlantic City to look for the fishing boat. The Coast Guard asked that anyone with any information regarding the search call Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at 215-271-4940 or on VHF marine radio channel 16. - David Sell