October 2, 2002 |
Riverside's Sabra Wrice scores goals. Her sister, Tobi, prevents them. Together, they have given opponents plenty to worry about. The two combined for another sterling effort yesterday as visiting Riverside beat Palmyra, 1-0, in a key Burlington County League Freedom Division game. Riverside is 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the division. Sabra Wrice, who is a junior, scored the game's lone goal, her ninth of the season. Tobi Wrice anchored a Riverside defense that recorded its third shutout.
January 15, 1997 |
Matt Hammond might have been the only player in the gym who wasn't overly impressed by his performance. The 6-foot-7 Burlington junior scored a career-high 34 points to lead the Blue Devils over Palmyra, 90-65, last night in a Burlington County League Freedom Division boys' basketball game. The win gave Burlington the upper hand in the Freedom. The Blue Devils are 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the division. Palmyra fell to 4-3, 2-1. "It's not the best I have played," said Hammond, who shot 15 for 17 from the field.
March 11, 2007 |
It's not all boys today as the NJSIAA state basketball championships are scheduled to take place. Two South Jersey girls' basketball teams will also compete at the Ritacco Center in Toms River, N.J. Palmyra plays for the Group 1 title, and Willingboro goes after the Group 3 crown. Here is a look at the finals. Palmyra (22-6) vs. University (29-2), 4 p.m. The Panthers will make their first state championship appearance in school history. And they will do it as huge underdogs.
March 12, 2015 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Mount St. Joseph performed well on offense in the first half of its PIAA Class AAAA basketball playoff against Palmyra, scoring 27 points and committing only two turnovers. Problem was, John Miller's squad allowed the Cougars, with their efficient motion offense, to put up 34 points. Since the Magic's goal is to keep foes under 40 for the game, that spelled serious trouble. Palmrya, of District 3, pulled away with an 11-3 run in the third quarter and ousted the Mount, 57-38, Tuesday night in a second-round contest at Bethlehem Freedom.
September 25, 2011 |
Growing up in Camden in the 1960s, Francine Still Hicks knew her great-great-grandfather only as the author of a book her family treasured. She's since gotten to know the 19th-century James Still, the legendary "black doctor of the Pines," a lot better. "I have the portrait I painted of him on the wall," Hicks, 57, says with a throaty chuckle. "We talk all the time. " Hicks, an artist in Palmyra, recently gave an original, idiosyncratic presentation about her illustrious ancestor at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest.
October 27, 2014 |
Palmyra football coach Jack Geisel has made defending the two-point play a point of focus this season. That focus proved to be the difference Saturday. The Panthers kept the Rams out of the end zone three times on two-point conversion attempts, as Palmyra won, 21-18, at Riverside in a West Jersey Football League Freedom Division game. "We've been out there giving up points," Geisel said of his defense on two-point attempts this season. "We came to play on the two-point play. " The defense also provided the winning score.
May 12, 2002 |
Palmyra girls' track and field coach Claudia Potor said it was the Panthers' turn in 2002. To have a down year, that is. After winning the South Jersey Group 1 championship in 2001 with a squad teeming with talent, Palmyra had to cope with heavy graduation losses and injuries this spring. "It's always a cycle in Group 1," said Potor, whose team was 2-2 in dual meets this year. "After five or six years, the well was going to run dry. " For four years, the Panthers had outstanding runners - Kari Steed, Natasha Marshall and Kristen Papenberg.
October 26, 2011 |
First, she drilled a free kick into the crossbar. Then, she hit the post on a breakaway. Next, it was a header that missed the goal by about a foot. What stuck out about each miss was just how great of an opportunity it was. That's the secret to Taylor Lewis' success. The senior striker on the Willingboro girls' soccer team simply creates quality opportunities. Eventually, one, or two, or three always seem to find the back of the net. Lewis netted three goals, two late in the second half during a relentless, come-from-behind effort, in a 4-3 win over Palmyra on the road Tuesday night.
April 11, 2001 |
It was not quite what the Palmyra girls' track team expected. With two top seniors returning to the team that won the South Jersey Group 1 title last year, the Panthers were looking forward to a quality performance at Saturday's Hall of Fame Relays at Moorestown. But the barometer that coach Claudia Potor uses to judge her team after the season-opening meet did not rise as high as she would have liked. To Potor, in fact, it was almost comical. First, there was the injury in practice that kept freshman sprinter Tracy Robinson from competing in 4x100-meter relay.
November 9, 2000 |
Not only is Palmyra junior Mike Guglielmucci among the most improved players in South Jersey, he is also one of the toughest. Both traits were on display when Palmyra defeated Clayton, 3-0, in Friday's South Jersey Group 1 quarterfinals. Guglielmucci had two goals and an assist. After scoring four goals last year, he improved his total to 24 with the two against Clayton. Palmyra was 12-6 after yesterday's Group 1 semifinal loss to Haddon Township. The Panthers were just 6-10 last year.