January 13, 1993 |
Robert Raymond Rambo, a mechanic who works nights at a trucking company outside San Francisco, was awakened about a week ago by pounding on his front door. Outside was a person from his South Jersey past: Washington Township Detective Sgt. James Fanelli. Lawrence Magid, a Gloucester County prosecutor, was with him. They wanted to talk about a murder. According to court records obtained yesterday, it was Rambo who led authorities to suspect Robert F. Brown in the August 1981 kidnapping and slaying of Karen Sewekow, the only daughter of a Medford Lakes insurance executive.
November 4, 2010 |
In something of a microcosm of the national midterm elections, Washington Township, home to many South Philadelphia natives, swung Republican in a local council race for the first time since 1998. After a hard-fought campaign, Republicans captured the three open seats on the five-member council, which Democrats in Gloucester County's most populous municipality have long dominated. The Democrats had fielded three political newcomers. But the new GOP majority will be tempered by a Democratic mayor, Matt Lyons, who has veto power.
January 28, 1992 |
Donna Costa took over the Washington Township girls' basketball team seven years ago, after the nucleus of the three-time South Jersey Group 4 champion had graduated. Costa, who played on a Township team that won an Olympic Conference title in 1972, has managed to field competitive teams since starting the rebuilding project. But the Minutemaids hadn't been able to regain a place among the area's elite teams - until this season. Township is currently 12-1 and rated No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer.
January 29, 2013 |
Less than 24 hours earlier, the Washington Township girls' basketball team was in the middle of a 90-minute bus ride, exhausted from a loss to Cardinal O'Hara, one of the top teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The lingering effects didn't show Monday night in the Minutemaids' 52-42 home win over Shawnee. The win moves Township, ranked No. 2 by The Inquirer, into the driver's seat for the No. 1 seed in the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. "Your body wears down on you," said Kylie Giedemann, a junior guard who led all players with 19 points.
May 4, 2004
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June 3, 2010 |
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - They were rested and battle-tested after competing in South Jersey's deepest division and winning the Group 4 sectional tournament. They were resilient, twice rallying from deficits and putting the tying runs on base after they were down to their last strike in the seventh inning. They also were realistic. "That was the best team we played all year," Washington Township coach Bill Alvaro Jr. said after the Minutemen dropped an 8-6 decision to Central Jersey champion Jackson Memorial in Wednesday's state Group 4 semifinal at Rider University.
January 30, 1997 |
Pete Ferris of Washington Township has made an oral commitment to play football for Syracuse University. Ferris, a first-team all-South Jersey punter last season, will punt and kick for the Orangemen. He averaged more than 45 yards per punt and was an all-Olympic Conference running back last season. He chose Syracuse over New Hampshire. Well, sort of. New Hampshire gave Ferris a deadline of last Wednesday at 8 p.m. to commit there or risk having his scholarship offered to another player.
March 8, 2013 |
Anthony Corrado had heard it before. "I feel like I get asked the same question every game," the Rancocas Valley coach said. The topics were commonplace: The dominance of Lauren Moses, the depth of his team, the balance, the tough defense, the ability to answer, emphatically, every run an opponent makes. All of it was on display Thursday night in a 52-37 win over Washington Township in a Group 4 state girls' basketball semifinal at Deptford. In 32 minutes, Rancocas Valley again showed every reason that it just might be the scariest team in the state entering a Group 4 championship matchup with Paterson-Eastside on Sunday at Toms River North.