April 8, 2000 |
The cops say New Year's morning came in with a bang. Some people thought firing gunshots into the air was a fun way to celebrate and get attention. The shooters didn't think that the attention would come from cops. They were wrong. Cops were stationed everywhere. William Meekens, 21, of 55th Street near Greenway Avenue, can attest to that. Two cops saw him firing shots from his front steps at about 12:15 a.m. A couple of bullets landed on a police car. Meekens was chased inside and arrested.
January 10, 2004 |
Lauren Schurr doesn't want to be known as just a shooter, but it is very difficult to ignore that aspect of her game. A 5-foot-10 senior at Cherokee, Schurr arguably has one of the sweetest shots in South Jersey. Few in South Jersey are better than Schurr at dialing from long distance. Last year, she set a single-season school record with 84 three-point field goals. This season in a 52-39 win over Eastern, Schurr was at her best, scoring 18 points while hitting 7 of 10 from the field, including four three-pointers.
January 7, 2011 |
WITH THE scoreboard clock showing fewer than 30 seconds, every player on both teams could be found at the benches. Except Billy Shank. Hey, he's a shooter, and so was his father, Bill, and opportunities to launch will never be wasted. Left-wing trey. Good. Straight-on trey. Missed. As one of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High's managers grabbed the rebound, Shank begged for the ball and begged some more. It's up. Good. "You can't leave the court with a miss. Never," Shank said, smiling.
February 27, 2004 |
Each St. Joseph's game, Matt Brady takes his seat on the bench, a clipboard tucked under his arm. Hands cupped around his mouth, he occasionally barks out instructions to the Hawks or offers a dig at an official. Mostly, though, Brady trains his eyes on St. Joe's array of long-range shooters, checking such details as release points, balance, and the arc of each shot. During this hard-to-imagine St. Joe's season - which continues tomorrow with the final regular-season road game at Rhode Island, where the second-ranked Hawks will try to extend their perfect season to 26 wins - Brady has watched his work yield fantastic results.
July 11, 2008 |
Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks said he was sitting at home watching TV when across the bottom of the screen scrolled a news bulletin: Elton Brand opts out of contract. Cheeks immediately text-messaged general manager Ed Stefanski. On Wednesday, the 76ers signed Brand and completed, arguably, the boldest and most unexpected move of this NBA off-season. Yesterday, attention shifted to how the addition of Brand, a two-time all-star power forward, will affect the team. Cheeks is in Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League.
June 28, 2000 |
In going 49-33 this season and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second consecutive year, the 76ers established themselves as a team to watch in the future. However, they enter tonight's NBA draft still needing a shooter. They are not respectable on offense. Their scoring juggernaut, Allen Iverson, is someone they would trade if the right offer came along. And if Matt Geiger so much as breathes wrong, he will be out the door as well. The Sixers are hardly the model of stability and cohesiveness.
September 29, 1994 |
The Camden Parking Authority had its chance. But after raising eyebrows with vouchers for florists, a $1,200 a month food bill, luxury cars, cellular phones for supervisors and questionable real estate deals, its hierarchy got the bad news yesterday: The party was over; the state was moving in. No, it's not dismantling the authority, but sending in an on-site trouble- shooter to correct what state officials view as the authority's less...
March 4, 2001 |
Going into this season, Haddon Township's Cara Murphy had a reputation that most basketball players would be proud of. The 5-foot-8 inch junior is one of the most feared spot-up jump shooters in South Jersey. And since shooting from the outside has often seemed like a lost art in basketball these days, having such a reputation would be a badge of honor to most players. But Murphy didn't want to be stereotyped as a one-dimensional offensive player. It wasn't enough that the picture-perfect form on her jumper would be the envy of most players - boys or girls.
May 26, 1992 |
Mary Jo Deitch - M.J. for short - has come a long way since Lou's and Pete's. Has gone a long way too. Lou's and Pete's was a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bar somewhere in Bridesburg. You couldn't call it a corner bar because it wasn't on a corner. It was in the middle of the block, which is why it was "so tiny. " It was where M.J. would while away Thursday nights sipping Seagram's while her husband-to-be tried his darndest to shoot a decent game of darts. Deitch still spends Thursday nights in Bridesburg.
August 7, 2008 |
After his arrest, Donald Benjamin Lindsey admitted to police he fired numerous rounds from a Tec-9 pistol in a shoot-out on a crowded Camden street earlier this week, prosecutors said. One of those rounds, prosecutors said, struck 4-year-old Brandon Thompson in the head, instantly killing the boy as he ran toward his mother. Lindsey, charged with murder, made his first appearance in Superior Court yesterday, as a judge set a $1 million bail. Judge Thomas Brown asked Lindsey if he had anything to say about the bail amount.