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November 10, 2001 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some key halftime adjustments last night helped Haddonfield earn its first postseason football victory since 1986. After leading by seven points at intermission, the fourth-seeded Bulldogs shut down Pleasantville over the final two quarters in a 34-7 South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal win. Haddonfield (8-1) has won eight straight. Its last playoff win was an 18-7 verdict over Florence in a 1986 Group 1 semifinal. The Bulldogs will play the winner of today's Hammonton-Burlington Township game in next week's semifinal.
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February 26, 1995 | By Bob Hoffman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Pleasantville ran its winning streak to 25 games yesterday with a convincing 67-54 victory over host Atlantic City in the Cape-Atlantic League championship boys' basketball game. The Greyhounds, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, used a 28-16 burst in the fourth quarter to beat the Vikings, who had won the first three league title games. Pleasantville led the defense-dominated game by 39-38 entering the last quarter but exploded with a 10-0 burst. Pat Davenport started it with a jumper from the lane, and Clifton Jones followed with an open three-pointer from the wing.
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May 20, 1997 | By Michael Rosenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Dixie relay is an unusual track event in South Jersey. In the race, part of the Dixie Relays at Ocean City, teams must alternate from boy to girl in a 4x400-meter run. It is the only time that members of boys' and girls' squads compete together. Pleasantville won the race Saturday for the fifth year in a row. The the reason for the Greyhounds' success in the unique race is that, for them, it is not unique. Pleasantville's boys and girls practice together regularly, and the school tries to enter only those weekend meets in which both can compete.
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March 11, 1998 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Pleasantville graduate Lonnie Walker recently was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference first team for men's basketball. A muscular 6-foot-6 junior center at Alvernia, he also earned all-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference first-team honors. Walker, who last season led NCAA Division III in rebounding with an average of 14.2 per game, this season is first in field-goal percentage at .696 (165 of 237). "Lonnie shot extremely well from the inside; most of those were little jumpers and layups," said John McCloskey, the Crusaders' interim coach.
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December 23, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ken Allen dropped in 19 points as the Pleasantville boys' basketball team outlasted Wildwood, 70-65 in overtime, Sunday at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff. Allen sank three three-pointers and was 7 for 10 from the field. Omar Wallace added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Wildwood's Gerald Gibbs hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. Also at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff, C.J. Barnes scored 23 points to lead Holy Spirit to an 83-59 win over Pemberton. John Middleton followed with 18 points.
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June 3, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Isaac Clark runs 400 meters. He's a little faster than his brother. Jacob Clark runs the 1600 meters. He's a little stronger than his brother. Both twins run the 800 meters. It's an event that showcases Issac's speed and Jacob's stamina, a middle ground that becomes the brothers' battleground. "It's the only event they both run," Pleasantville coach Alan Laws said. "In everything else, I have to keep them away from each other. " For the second Saturday in a row, the Greyhound juniors went 1-2 in the 800 meters.
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October 16, 1988 | By Mike Schurman, Special to The Inquirer
A Pleasantville man was arrested early yesterday in the rape and strangulation of a 10-year-old girl who had been missing for two days. Vincent Elwin Brown, 32, of Adams Avenue, was charged at 2:30 a.m. with the rape and homicide of Hafeezah Thomas of Hampden Court in Pleasantville. Pleasantville police Detective Walter Coleman said police found the girl's body at 9:55 p.m. Friday lying in a ditch in a swampy area of the meadows behind the Journey's End Motel in West Atlantic City.
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January 7, 1999 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Pleasantville boys' basketball team, which won its first six games this season, has forfeited five of those victories because it used an ineligible player. Coach Ken Leary said yesterday that the team discovered that Rob Ford was a fifth-year senior, making him ineligible. Pleasantville then reported its finding to the NJSIAA, Leary said. Ford is a guard who was seldom used in the first six games. "It's devastating to the team, and we're trying to get over it," Leary said before last night's game at St. Augustine, which Pleasantville lost, 79-45.
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March 11, 1996 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Three South Jersey teams will play first-round games and a fourth has received a first-round bye in the boys' basketball Touranment of Champions. Pairings were announced after last night's state championship games. GIRLS Woodrow Wilson, the Group 3 champion, is the only South Jersey team in the girls' Tournament of Champions. The Tigers are the fourth seed.
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March 5, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Camden's Myles Thompson tallied 18 points, 13 rebounds and three assists as the top-seeded hosts rolled past No. 8 Pleasantville, 98-54, in a South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal on Thursday. Jamal Holloway scored 19 points. Pleasantville's Kenny Allen led all scorers with 23 points. In other South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal action, Andrew Blaszczyk's three-point shooting helped lift fourth-seeded Woodstown over No. 5 Cinnaminson, 51-48. Blaszczyk made four baskets from beyond the arc on his way to a team-high 16 points for the hosts.
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February 27, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Munir Harris said Atlantic City coach Gene Allen has been yelling at him a lot in recent days. The twist is that Allen hasn't been asking Harris for more effort, concentration, or attention to detail at the defensive end. "He wants me to score more," Harris said. Harris, a 6-foot-5 senior, followed his coach's instructions and scored 16 points to spark Atlantic City to a 65-54 victory over Pleasantville on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Cape-Atlantic League tournament at Absegami.
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October 30, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hours after finding out they were in line for a home playoff game, the Pleasantville boys' soccer team still had a little buisness to take care of in the Cape-Atlantic League on Wednesday afternoon. Oscar Mancia scored twice as the visiting Greyhounds beat Atlantic Tech, 3-2. The Greyhounds entered halftime with a 2-0 lead, but the hosts scored twice in the second half. Berthony Joseph also scored, and Alexis Olivera made five saves. Pleasantville is the fourth seed in South Jersey Group 2 and will host No. 13 Audubon in the first round.
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October 3, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Visiting Pleasantville, the 12th seed, won super tiebreakers at second and third singles Thursday to knock off No. 5 Haddon Heights, 3-2, in Round 1 of the South Jersey Group 1 tennis tournament. Ashley Deleon won, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, (10-8), at second singles. Racquel Wynder won, 6-2, 3-6, (10-7), at third singles. Leslie Deleon won in straight sets at first singles for Pleasantville's other win. No. 4 Woodstown, which received a first-round bye, is up next for the Greyhounds. South Jersey Group 2 First Round.
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May 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pleasantville's baseball team still doesn't have a field, but it does finally have a win. Antonio Mercado broke a tie with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth Monday and the Greyhounds rallied for an 11-9 victory at Bridgeton in the Cape-Atlantic League. Michael Peralta added a two-run single late in the sixth to seal Pleasantville's first win. The game was played at Bridgeton because Pleasantville's field is under construction. Elsewhere in the Cape-Atlantic, Sean Mooney hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to put Ocean City ahead for good in its 5-3 win over Egg Harbor Township.
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December 28, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fans of the Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel received a scare this week when rumors of his death from a gunshot wound he sustained three weeks ago swirled online. But it was all just a hoax. "He's not dead," Pleasantville, N.J., Police Capt. Sean Riggin said Friday, repeating it more than once. Detectives, he said, interviewed Sigel on Christmas Eve, the first time they had spoken to him since the Dec. 5 shooting. Riggin declined to say what was discussed. The rumors of Sigel's death appear to have started on a website called NahaDaily.com.
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December 23, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ken Allen dropped in 19 points as the Pleasantville boys' basketball team outlasted Wildwood, 70-65 in overtime, Sunday at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff. Allen sank three three-pointers and was 7 for 10 from the field. Omar Wallace added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Wildwood's Gerald Gibbs hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. Also at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff, C.J. Barnes scored 23 points to lead Holy Spirit to an 83-59 win over Pemberton. John Middleton followed with 18 points.
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December 11, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bullet that struck the Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel last week in Pleasantville, N.J., might have come from one or two vehicles whose occupants fired at the home of Sigel's brother-in-law, Pleasantville police said Tuesday afternoon. Sigel, who lived in the house, remains in critical but stable condition at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. He has been awake at times but is breathing with the aid of a tube and ventilator and is unable to speak to investigators, Lt. Danny Adcock said.
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October 7, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - This down-on-its-luck stepsister town to neighboring Atlantic City has struggled economically for decades, languishing without a redevelopment plan or the ability to attract private investment. But a $38 million project that includes two apartment buildings and retail space on a vacant Main Street block is expected to set the cornerstone for economic growth and expanded development in the Atlantic County city, according to Jacqueline Amado-Belton, economic development director for the City of Pleasantville.
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February 7, 2014 | By Doug Gausepohl, Inquirer Staff Writer
A dose of twin magic helped lead the Washington Township girls' basketball team to a nonleague victory Wednesday night. Twin sisters Kylie and Kelly Giedemann combined for 24 points in Washington Township's 43-37 home triumph over St. Joseph. Kylie Giedemann scored a team-high 15 points, nine coming before halftime. Kelly Giedemann added nine points. Dana DiRenzo led St. Joseph with 15 points, and Sammy Wetzel contributed 14. Cape-Atlantic United. Wildwood Catholic had four double-digit scorers in a 77-28 win at Pleasantville.
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