February 27, 2014 |
Shaun Brooks plays basketball with a poker face: no smiles, no frowns, no tells. But Pemberton's stoic senior let down his guard after he threw down a dunk that capped both his own sensational performance and his team's 67-62 victory over Willingboro in a triple-overtime game Tuesday night. "I just felt such relief," Brooks said of his 1,000-watt smile as Pemberton students charged the court after the Burlington County League Patriot Division battle. A 6-foot-4 swingman, Brooks scored a career-high 37 points and generated 14 rebounds and four blocks as Pemberton (19-3 overall, 9-1 Patriot)
October 22, 2006 |
Pemberton's 20-12 win yesterday over visiting Camden in a Burlco/Olympic Patriot Division game set up a meeting with division leader Seneca on Friday. It's a game with big consequences. "We're both undefeated and we're going for a division championship and a home playoff spot," Pemberton coach John Rosnick said of Friday's game. The last time Pemberton (6-1, 4-0 division) won an outright division title was in 1976. Seneca is currently 6-0 overall and 4-0 division. Yesterday, Camden (4-2, 1-2)
September 29, 1999 |
The Eagles yesterday signed Pemberton (N.J.) High product Ed Smith, a tight end, and released recent signee Justin Swift. Smith is 30, but has just three years of pro football experience, having spent nine years playing minor league baseball as a third baseman. The Chicago White Sox signed him out of high school. After signing with the Rams as a free agent in 1996, Smith (6-3, 268 pounds) spent 1996 and '97 on the practice squads of the Redskins and Falcons, respectively. He played about half of the '97 season with the Falcons regular squad and played 15 games and all three postseason games last year during Atlanta's Super Bowl run. The Eagles also cut tackle Greg Studdard from the practice squad.
February 27, 1987 |
The Pemberton Township Committee decided last night to apply for membership in an insurance pool with more than 120 New Jersey municipalities. But the committee stopped short of making a commitment to join the pool until officials could discuss insurance coverage with the township's current broker. A number of towns throughout the state have been joining insurance pools in efforts to cut skyrocketing premiums. The pool Pemberton is considering would replace several township's policies, including its so-called umbrella coverage, which covers claims between $500,000 and $2 million.
September 18, 1988 |
The first four times that Vineland had possession of the football yesterday in its nonleague game against Pemberton, it was stopped in enemy territory on downs. As might be expected, the missed opportunities wound up costing the visiting Clan. Spurred by the play of its stubborn defense, and the pass-catching of tight end Irv Smith, Pemberton took control of the contest in the second period and coasted to 34-0 victory in the season opener for both teams. "A couple of those fourth-down plays in the first half could have turned around, and it would have been a different story," said Pemberton coach Bill McDowell.
February 19, 1994 |
Ron Powell has made it clear to his Rancocas Valley boys' basketball team that the future is now. Although they don't start a single senior, the Red Devils have enjoyed a fine season. RV matched its win total of last year with yesterday's 81-62 non-league victory at Pemberton. The Devils, 11-14 last season, now are 11-4. Pemberton dropped to 9-6. The Hornets played without their leading scorer and rebounder, 6-foot junior Jimmy Dowd, who is out with a bruised knee. Toure Sealey, a 6-3 junior, led the Devils with 26 points, shooting 11 for 16 from the field, including three three-pointers.
April 1, 1998 |
A proposal to introduce student uniforms on a voluntary basis in the township's seven elementary schools will be voted on in the school-district elections April 21. Diane P. Stinney, the school board's vice president, introduced the proposal, which school officials say they hope will encourage the youngest students to worry more about addition than Adidas. "We need to catch a child early," Stinney said. "If we can get the kids' minds concentrated and focused on what they're supposed to do, perhaps we can get them on the right track.
April 26, 2000 |
Napolean Suarez used to hate his first name. Mocked and teased by his friends, Suarez didn't like his name, even if it was his father's. However, as Suarez - and his friends - matured, the name bothered him less and less. Now, as a senior at Pemberton, Suarez likes his name and wants people to remember it. "Now, when people hear my name, they remember it, and I hope they remember me," Suarez said. Despite his name, Suarez has been mired in anonymity considering the success he has had as one of South Jersey's premier 400-meter intermediate hurdlers.
June 30, 2010 |
Reggie Paris, a tight end and defensive end who will be a senior this fall at Pemberton, has become the latest South Jersey player to make a commitment to the Villanova football team. According to Pemberton coach John Rosnick, Villanova recruited Paris to play on the defensive line. "They were impressed by his size and athletic ability and think he will put on weight," Rosnick said. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Paris had 48 tackles, three sacks, and one interception for a touchdown last season.
January 19, 2014 |
Midway through the first quarter, a rather frantic, repeated call came from the Cinnaminson bench: "Twenty-five is a shooter. . . . Twenty-five is a shooter. " Moments later, as if on cue, No. 25 caught a pass in rhythm and banked in a long-range three-pointer. Yes, Cinnaminson knew what Shaun Brooks could do. No, on this night, there wasn't much the Pirates could do about it. Brooks, No. 25 for the Pemberton boys' basketball team, struck for a game-high 24 points, including five three-pointers, in leading Pemberton to a comfortable, 67-54 win at Cinnaminson on Friday night.