October 18, 2013 |
Dodd Terry wasn't particularly surprised to find his Clearview boys' soccer team locked in overtime Wednesday with visiting Kingsway. After all, Terry said, every Clearview-Kingsway game typically comes down to one goal. And what a goal it turned out to be. Brett Milden's snaking free kick midway through the first overtime gave Clearview a 2-1 win and kept the Pioneers alive in the Tri-County Conference Royal Division race. Milden, a senior midfielder who had scored earlier, took the kick from about 22 yards, just to the left of the box. He bent the ball around the wall and tucked it into the top corner by the far post.
September 30, 2013 |
Nearly 60 years after that frightening first encounter, Kevin Kirchner can still picture the eccentric old man and his strange Dr. Seuss-like castle on Mill Road in Vineland. Kirchner remembers his full beard, long hair, and penchant for scaring visitors by popping out of a maze of tunnels. Kirchner was 5 years old when he toured George Daynor's so-called Palace of Depression, originally opened by its creator with P.T. Barnum-like energy in 1932, during the Depression.
August 28, 2013 |
Four members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a notoriously violent set of the Bloods gang, have pleaded guilty to a Vineland homicide and face sentences of up to 15 years. The four are Almeen Palmer, 36, of Atlantic City; Steven Armstead, 33, of Millville; and Quason Blake, 25, and Kelsey Smith, 26, both of Atlantic City. All admitted to taking part in the Jan. 23, 2006, murder of Leroy Lindsay, 23, whom they confronted in his Vineland apartment for having "disrespected" a Nine Trey member.
June 16, 2013 |
Glenn Gross and Ed Willis had been searching for an avenue to dive into the barbecue business when a "brownish-orange-colored, barn-looking building" along South Delsea Drive in Vineland, N.J., kept catching their eye. "We just kept driving by this place, looking at it and saying, 'Man, that looks like a barbecue restaurant,' " said Willis, 55, of Gloucester Township. That's where the two longtime friends opened the first Fat Jack's BBQ & Blues. The original site is now closed and their business partnership has changed, but their barbecue acclaim has spurred them to national exposure.
June 8, 2013 |
Lindsay Dwyer says there will be "80-some years" of history on the backs of the Sacred Heart High School softball players as they take the field in Saturday's state championship game. She says it will feel like wings. "Honestly, we're honored," said Dwyer, a senior leftfielder for the last team to wear those red-and-blue uniforms. The Last Lions likely held their Last Practice on Thursday, given the weather forecast for Friday. That followed fast on their Last Home Game, Last Senior Night, Last This, Last That.
May 20, 2013 |
This is the team that they all saw when they closed their eyes in the winter. Now it's late spring, and Washington Township is everything they imagined, and maybe a little more. "We're trying to make history," Washington Township senior catcher Ryan Long said after the Minutemen completed a remarkable tour de force on Sunday with a pair of imposing victories in the semifinals and finals of the 40th annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Long was 3 for 4 with a pair of triples, and senior third baseman Tom Hildebrand was 3 for 4 with four RBIs as Washington Township beat Camden Catholic, 14-1, in the championship game Sunday night at Eastern.
May 13, 2013 |
After 105 years, it can be tough to pick out a birthday present. But officials at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland knew exactly what to get Frank Cuccia on Saturday. "The reason he says he's gotten to be 105 is because every day he would always eat a McDonald's hamburger," said Derick Glenn, special events coordinator at the home. So a Happy Meal it was. While the gift may have been small, there was still a big celebration for the World War II veteran, as the nursing home and local VFWs honored residents there for their service as part of National Nursing Home Week.
April 14, 2013 |
Faced with an enrollment smaller than most parochial schools' and little prospect of improvement, Sacred Heart High School in Vineland, N.J., will close in June. Founded in 1927, Sacred Heart enrolls about 168 students in grades nine through 12, well below the threshold of 220 that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden considers viable even for grammar schools. With 52 seniors graduating this spring and just 21 freshmen starting in the fall, the prospect of a turnaround seemed slight, according to diocesan officials.
April 13, 2013 |
St. Joseph rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to walk off with a 2-1 win over Vineland in a Cape-Atlantic American softball game Thursday. Kathryn Bromiley led off the inning with a single, then reached third on a misplayed bunt. Cara Owsley drove her in with a sacrifice fly to right. A few plays later, Carly Testa doubled to right to bring home the runner from second with the game-winning run. Dominique Dandrea held Vineland to one hit in seven innings to earn the win, and she also doubled.
February 9, 2013
Boys' Basketball BURLINGTON COUNTY FREEDOM New Egypt 70, Palmyra 54 CAPE-ATLANTIC LEAGUE AMERICAN Absegami at Vineland, ppd. Holy Spirit 63, Egg Harbor Township 45 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE DIAMOND Gloucester Catholic 49, Glassboro 40 NONLEAGUE Bordentown 54, Moorestown Friends 36 Woodstown 60, Camden Academy Charter 52 Washington Township 62, Deptford 45 Cape May Tech 60, Gateway 58 Ocean City 53, Lower Cape...