March 29, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - To say that Mark Soifer would go to the ends of the earth for Ocean City may be an understatement. Because in the 45 years that Soifer - who will retire at the end of the summer from his position as the resort's public relations director - has commuted from his home in Vineland to his office here, he could have circumnavigated the globe three times. Soifer, aside from creating and executing dozens of local events and activities over the years, has also written about 5,000 columns for the local newspaper, the Ocean City Sentinel, and thousands of news releases about everything from the annual Doo Dah Parade to the Mister Maturity Pageant.
March 20, 2016
First Team Player Height School Year Avg. Spencer Cook 6-1 Washington Twp. Sr. 18.2 Mike Cubbage 6-3 Winslow Twp. Sr. 19.3 Myron Gordon 6-1 Bordentown Sr. 20.5 Justyn Mutts 6-7 St. Augustine Jr. 13.3 Sa'eed Nelson 6-0 St. Augustine Sr. 21.1 Second Team Randy Bell 6-3 Timber Creek Sr. 21.
March 17, 2016
A Voorhees woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to submitting fraudulent documents to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to obtain nearly $21,000 in relief funds she was not entitled to after Hurricane Sandy, authorities said. Andrea Knoerzer, 53, pleaded to disaster benefits fraud in federal court in Camden. Knoerzer, who applied for FEMA benefits in November 2012, claimed her primary residence was in Ocean City, when it was actually in Voorhees, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. She also said the storm had damaged her Volvo, even though it was not in Ocean City at the time, authorities said.
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)
March 5, 2016 |
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.
March 2, 2016 |
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.
March 1, 2016 |
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.
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.
February 27, 2016 |
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.
February 15, 2016 |
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.