September 9, 2012 |
At least for openers, Pennsville's football team took a much different route to the end zone, but the Eagles didn't forget how to land there. This was a team that went 10-2 last season and advanced to the South Jersey Group 1 final before falling to Glassboro. With junior Dylan Cummings returning at quarterback after throwing 35 touchdown passes last season, Eagles followers had many pass-happy thoughts. This might be a new-look Pennsville team, but one that certainly is capable of getting the job done, as evidenced by Saturday's 34-28 win over host Salem in the opening game for both West Jersey Football League Classic Division teams.
March 9, 2006 |
Salem made it to the NJSIAA Group 1 girls' basketball championship game last year for the first time in school history. The outcome was disappointing, however, as the Rams lost by 25 points to Bloomfield Tech. With virtually everyone back from that team, along with a couple of newcomers, coach Steve Merritt said the focus has been on getting back to the state finals, this time with a different outcome. Last night Salem, the South Jersey section champion, took the necessary step back to the state finals by defeating Central section champ South Hunterdon, 68-57, at Deptford.
January 28, 2008 |
Salem has not won an NJSIAA South Jersey boys' basketball title since 1986, when rookie coach Justin McCarthy directed the Rams to a 25-3 record. Based on the first six weeks of the season, that drought is expected to end. Salem, led by Derrick Parsley and A.J. Saunders, is 14-1 and will be the favorite when the South Jersey Group 1 tournament begins next month. The Rams, who were in Group 2 when they won the '86 sectional crown - two wins later, they were state champs - have two of the area's best players and are about to get even stronger.
September 26, 2015 |
For the second week in a row Salem's football team got revenge against a team that defeated the Rams last year. One week after a 24-14 win over Glassboro, Salem defeated host Gloucester, 49-0 in Thursday's West Jersey Football League Classic Division matchup. Last year, Salem lost 41-15 in the second week of the season to Glassboro and 24-20 the next week to Gloucester. The tables have turned for the Rams, who are 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the Classic and host rival Penns Grove next Saturday.
June 1, 1994 |
The Salem I nuclear reactor, shut down since April 7 when it declared an emergency alert, has encountered several problems that have delayed the plant's restart, according to the plant's operator. Public Service Electric & Gas Co., the New Jersey utility that operates Salem I, said its workers last week discovered a leaky pressure-relief valve during startup, causing the first delay. After the valve was fixed, workers testing the reactor over the Memorial Day weekend discovered that an indicator gave inaccurate readings of the position of the reactor's control rods.
October 15, 2002 |
Thanks to a bye week and Saturday's postponement, Gloucester High's football team yesterday was playing its first game in 17 days. "We wanted to play Saturday. I love playing in the rain and mud," Gloucester defensive tackle Joe Hartzel said. "When they called it off, it made us real hungry. " Gloucester got rid of its hunger pains as its defense devoured previously undefeated Salem, 14-0, in a Tri-County Conference interdivision contest. On a crisp, windswept day, the host Lions (4-0)
May 8, 1986 |
In a sharp improvement over its past performance, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. has brought its Salem 1 nuclear generator back into service after an outage for maintenance and refueling that lasted only 46 days. It was the shortest downtime ever for the Newark-based utility, which cut its best previous performance by more than 50 percent. Salem 1's five previous maintenance outages lasted an average of 120 days each, according to company spokeswoman Lisa Salamon. Shortening the outage at Salem, which ended Tuesday at 6 p.m., has been a major goal of PSE&G since the utility came under severe criticism for the twin reactors' spotty performance several years ago. After equipment failures in 1983 and 1984 that shut the plant for a total of 11 months, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission fined PSE&G $850,000.
October 12, 2015 |
Wuanyay Green has learned to make the most of his opportunities. "I don't get the ball that much," said Green, a versatile and valuable senior for the Salem football team. "I'm more of a role player. " Green carried the ball just six times on Saturday. But the 6-foot-1, 210-pound fullback reached the end zone three times to spark Salem to a 40-13 victory over Pennsville in a clash of West Jersey Football League Classic Division unbeatens. Green also registered a key interception as a linebacker, and kicked off and punted as Salem, the No. 24 team in the Inquirer Top 25, strengthened its grip on the top spot in the race for both the division title and the top seed in the South Jersey Group 1 tournament.
December 1, 1988 |
The Group 2 final between Buena and Salem could be called "The Perfect Championship. " Both teams will carry 10-0 records into Saturday's 1 p.m. clash at Buena. The game marks only the third time in South Jersey playoff history that two 10-0 teams have met. It is the first time two 10-0 teams from the traditional, seven-county South Jersey area have met since the Glassboro-Palmyra Group 1 final of 1975. BACKGROUND Salem is ranked No. 3 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, and Buena is ranked No. 5. Neither has been seriously challenged.
September 28, 2013
FIELD HOCKEY TRI-COUNTY CLASSIC Pitman 2, Salem 1: Hannah Cressman and Melanie Mack's first-half goals were enough for Pitman to top visiting Salem. Megan Gipe assisted on each goal. Annie Beato stopped 13 of the 14 shots she faced from Salem. COLONIAL CONFERENCE Haddon Heights 3, Gateway 0: Myranda Christy tallied a pair of goals en route to the home win. Jacqui Rosati added the other goal for the Garnets. Haddon Township 4, Sterling 1: Sarah Gawrysiak scored twice in Haddon Township's victory over visiting Sterling.