January 14, 2016 |
Mike DePersia had 18 points, including eight free throws, helping Haddonfield past host Overbrook, 56-45, in a Colonial Conference matchup Tuesday. Brendan Gilmartin added 17 points for the Bulldogs. In other Colonial action, Devon Tuten scored 22 points, including three three-pointers, to lead Sterling past visiting Audubon, 58-40. Rakim Bryant scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds in host Lindenwold's 56-46 win over Haddon Township. Zach Peterson scored 16 points in West Deptford's 48-31 triumph over host Collingswood.
April 19, 2015 |
Nick and Rob DePersia have been playing basketball together for their whole lives. They have decided to continue in college. The DePersia twins, four-year varsity players for Haddonfield High School, have decided to attend Rowan University to study engineering and play basketball for the Profs. "We had some opportunities to do some other things individually," Nick DePersia said. "But we feel like we bring out the best in each other. " The twins both scored more than 1,000 career points and led Haddonfield to four consecutive Colonial Conference Liberty Division titles.
February 21, 2015 |
It was a typical game for the DePersia twins and the Haddonfield boys' basketball team. Nick DePersia was raining three-point jumpers. Rob DePersia was buzzing around the court, playing with "unmatched energy," according to coach Paul Wiedeman. It was all so familiar as the DePersia brothers led the way in host Haddonfield's 53-51 victory over Paulsboro in a Colonial Conference interdivision clash of Top 10 teams before a near-capacity crowd on a frigid Thursday night. But it also was something different.
November 1, 2014
"NIGHTCRAWLER" arrives on Halloween, appropriate for a movie conceived as a campfire story. And like a good campfire story, it leaves a lot to the imagination, says star Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the mysterious title character, a fellow who photographs crime and carnage. "The opening shot of the film, it's pitch black, and the headlights hit him and he suddenly emerges out of this proto-darkness. He's like something primal and elemental that just comes out of the land," said Gyllenhaal.
December 23, 2013 |
Midway in the fourth quarter, Haddonfield junior guard Nick DePersia was falling out of bounds and attempted to throw the basketball off a Rancocas Valley player. But it went through the Rancocas Valley player's legs, took one bounce, and landed right in the hands of Haddonfield junior Jake Robinson for an uncontested layup. "Lucky assist," DePersia said. "But I'll take it. " Nick DePersia and his twin brother, Rob, were more good than lucky in leading Haddonfield to a 56-43 victory over Rancocas Valley in a clash of Top 10 teams Saturday.
January 25, 2013 |
If it's tough to separate the DePersia twins on the hardwood, it might be more difficult off the court. Nick and Rob DePersia sleep in the same room, attend the same classes, listen to the same music, like the same television shows, and hang out with the same friends. "We pretty much have the same personality," Rob DePersia said. "We even laugh at the same jokes. " His younger (by seven minutes) brother confirms that. "Sometimes we'll be in class and somebody will say something and we'll just look at each other and smile," Nick DePersia said.
October 8, 2010
1. Get Him to the Greek . (R) 2. Robin Hood . (PG-13) 3. Iron Man 2 . (PG-13) 4. Prince of Persia . (PG-13) 5. Killers (PG-13) 6. The Experiment (R) 7. Letters to Juliet . (PG) 8. Just Wright . (PG) 9. Legendary 1/2 (PG-13) 10. Marmaduke . (PG) Top DVD titles at U.S. Blockbuster stores for week ended Oct. 3. ( New this week)
September 17, 2010
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER made a couple of tries this year to recapture some of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" magic, and the first was "Prince of Persia. " It's a breezy, swashbuckling adventure yarn featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as an adopted member of a royal family rooting out throne-grabbing treachery with the help of a pretty girl and a magic dagger. The movie was a hit overseas, but a borderline dud in the U.S. But "Persia" is not as bad as its box-office rep and is very suitable for families, though the DVD is miserly with special features.
July 22, 2010 |
LOS ANGELES - I don't think anyone in Rockford, Ill., is losing any sleep over whether Jerry Bruckheimer has hit the skids or not. But in Hollywood, where dissecting other people's failures is something of a national pastime, the knives are out for the veteran producer, who has had a rocky last 18 months, what with the disastrous opening of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" coming on the heels of a series of relative duds, including "The Prince of Persia: The...
July 14, 2010 |
THE SUMMER OF '10 may be remembered as the season Jerry Bruckheimer lost his Midas touch. I long ago ceased to question Bruckheimer's uncanny sense of audience taste - I gazed uncomprehendingly at sequels to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "National Treasure," and was just as dumbfounded by their cumulative box office (a billion or two). Lately, though, his gift for turning leaden scripts into gold seems to have deserted him - "Prince of Persia," though a much less awful film than "National Treasure 2," is a certifiable bomb.