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May 18, 2005 | By Adam Fifield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Soupy Island exists in a time warp. With its old, wood-covered slide, its grand carousel featuring 52 hand-carved horses, and its stately pavilions, the place evokes a mix of nostalgia and wonder. But the Sanitarium Playground - its official name - is no ghost town. During the months of July and August, the 16-acre park along the Delaware River in West Deptford teems with as many as 500 children a day. And there is always soup. Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, when the sprawling playground is open for general admission, children line up at a soup kitchen for Saltines and a bowl of Campbell's vegetable beef or chicken noodle.
SPORTS
December 1, 2011
Saturday, 1 p.m., at Rowan University. At stake: South Jersey Group 2 championship. Coaches: Haddonfield, Frank DeLano (68-39); West Deptford, Clyde Folsom (197-66-6 overall, 163-55-2 with West Deptford). South Jersey titles: Haddonfield, one (2010); West Deptford, four (2007, 2004, 2003, 2002). Fast fact: This is the sixth straight year that the South Jersey Group 2 final has featured West Deptford and/or Haddonfield. - Marc Narducci
SPORTS
January 28, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
West Deptford wrestling coach John Craig pointed to the little things: the character his team showed, the poise, the intelligence, knowing what the team needs and delivering it. It's those little things, Craig said, that allowed for the Eagles' biggest accomplishment in more than 30 years. Friday night's 36-28 win over Haddonfield improved West Deptford's dual-meet record to 14-0. More than that, the win, one of many close ones for the Eagles this season, sealed a share of the team's first Colonial Conference Liberty Division title since 1978.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012
W    Lindenwold, 56-8 W    Woodbury, 45-24 W    Haddon Heights,    36-28 W    Sterling, 28-20 W    Audubon, 48-0 W    Overbrook, 54-12 W    Collingswood, 64-6 W    Haddonfield, 25-12 W    *Sterling, 31-7 W    Paulsboro, 28-20 W    *Woodstown, 28-7 * – S.J. 2 tournament
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
All game, Paulsboro threw the football. De'Shaun Burgess had other ideas in overtime. "I even got into a little argument with Coach [Glenn] Howard," Burgess said. "I wanted to run the football. " Burgess carried the ball three straight times for 25 yards in overtime, scoring a 3-yard touchdown to lift Paulsboro to a 36-33 victory over West Deptford in a wild game between annual Thanksgiving-week rivals. "The whole game, we had been passing," Burgess said. "In overtime, I said, 'Let's run the ball.' " The dramatic victory on a frigid Friday night in front of a large crowd at West Deptford improved Paulsboro to 9-2 and sent the Red Raiders into the South Jersey Group 1 title game with a big boost of confidence and momentum.
NEWS
October 27, 2013 | By Ryan Hagerty, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Deptford recorded its 27th straight football victory with a win over Haddonfield, but to senior running back Devin Bates, the streak was an afterthought. "I didn't even know we had 27 straight wins," Bates said. Bates led a three-headed rushing attack for the undefeated Eagles at home Friday night in a 31-14 triumph over Colonial Liberty rival Haddonfield. He gained 87 yards on nine carries, highlighted by a crucial 56-yard touchdown run on a sweep late in the third quarter that gave his team a two-score advantage.
NEWS
September 24, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
West Deptford has speed, quickness, and remarkable open-field ability. And that's just along the offensive line. It's not unusual to see a team with running backs who can turn the corner. What was most notable about West Deptford's 28-6 victory over Woodbury on Friday night in a Colonial Conference inter-division clash was the way Eagles wearing numbers in the 50s were excelling in space. "We don't have the biggest line," West Deptford senior guard Marquis Winston said.
SPORTS
December 23, 2009 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was the first match of the long night, but it went a long way toward deciding the outcome. Wrestling in his first varsity match, junior Josh Gilliano won a 3-1 decision in overtime to spark West Deptford to a 33-18 victory over St. Augustine Prep in a nonleague clash last night. The Eagles won nine of 14 bouts in securing the victory in their first match of the season. None was more important than the first one. "That was a toss-up match," West Deptford coach John Craig said of Gilliano's match with St. Augustine's Tyler Sentman.
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September 15, 2016
Here are the South Jersey scoring leaders: Touchdowns 5 Qwahsin Townsel, St. Joseph. 4 Gio Gismondi, West Deptford; Brandon Outlaw, Moorestown. 3 Josh Zamot, St. Augustine; Zeke Ennis, St. Augustine; Tim Petrucelli, Holy Cross; Jon Taylor, Salem; Rob Hawkins, Rancocas Valley; Jared Latane, Haddon Hts.; Marques DeShields, Overbrook. Touchdown passes 6 Devin Leary, Timber Creek. 4 J.C. Collins, Williamstown; Jesse Milza, Cedar Creek; Josh Zamot, St. Augustine.
SPORTS
September 15, 2016 | By E.J. Smith, STAFF WRITER
Francis Kanu recorded a hat trick in Burlington City's 7-1 soccer win against host Medford Tech in a Burlington County League matchup on Tuesday. Ygor Lemes and Jeshua Roiz scored two goals each in the win. In other Burlington County League action, Tiernan Johnson scored the lone goal in Pemberton's 1-0 win against visiting New Egypt. Girls' Soccer Hailey Russell scored four goals in Riverside's 5-0 road win against Pennsauken. Jewelyana Sharples added 14 saves in the Burlington County League contest.
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September 8, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Three football coaches, all in their early- to mid-20s. Three legends-in-the-making in South Jersey on their way to more than 750 combined victories. "We had a blast," West Deptford coach Clyde Folsom said of the coaches who led the 1982 St. Joseph football team. The first-year head coach was Paul Sacco. He enters Friday night's game at Mainland with 299 career victories in his 35th season. Pete Lancetta was a defensive assistant coach. He is an assistant coach at Rowan University after winning 215 games in 26 seasons as head coach at Hammonton.
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August 31, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
As recently as 2013, the regular-season schedule for the St. Augustine Prep football team included games against rebuilding small-school programs such as Middle Township, Lower Cape May, and Pleasantville. "That was our freshman year," St. Augustine senior linebacker Dean Kolonich said. "Look at us now. " Look at everybody else, too. Dramatic change has come to South Jersey football since the formation of the West Jersey Football League for the 2010 season. The latest development is significant: This season marks the addition of the Cape-Atlantic League and the Colonial Conference to the West Jersey Football League, creating a 95-team superconference that includes every program in South Jersey.
NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Ed Coles Jr.'s reputation as a musical-instrument repairman extended far beyond South Jersey, where he lived and worked. He was known in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere. "If there was something nobody could fix, he would take it on and make it happen," said Carl Cox, a music director at Deptford Township High School. "He was good at everything. His love was saxophone because that's what he played as well. Anybody who was a professional, they all knew and loved Ed," he said.
NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 28-year-old man has been charged with fatally beating his parents, who were found dead in their West Deptford home Friday morning, authorities said. Ryan Coles lived with Edward Coles Jr., 58, and Rosemarie Coles, 55, on the 1600 block of Pennfield Drive. The parents, former owners of a Mantua Township music store, were found after a relative, who was unable to reach anyone by phone Thursday night, went to the house, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release.
NEWS
June 18, 2016
A 42-year-old Gloucester County man was sentenced this week to 10 1/2 years in prison for robbing - at gunpoint - three Heritage's convenience stores last year, prosecutors said. Sean P. Allen, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty last month to robbing Heritage stores in Woodbury, Woodbury Heights, and West Deptford in February 2015. A sawed-off shotgun was used in the robberies and cash and cigarettes were taken, prosecutors said. Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith imposed the sentence on Monday.
SPORTS
June 16, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
One swing. One swing at the end of a long season. One swing at the end of an illustrious career. It didn't win the game. It changed the score but not the outcome. Still, one swing summed up Jess Linquist and her skill and sense of the moment and significance to the West Deptford softball team. "That was Jess," West Deptford coach Mandy Schramm said of Linquist's final swing as a high school player. "That was her, right there. " Linquist is the Inquirer's South Jersey player of the year in softball after leading West Deptford to its first sectional title in 20 years.
SPORTS
June 14, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
It was Holy Cross' version of the "Called Shot. " Moments before the last pitch of the last game of the long season, Holy Cross senior shortstop Joey Paolini asked a favor of senior pitcher Steven Bowley. "Mainly I was just trying to calm him down," Paolini said Sunday. "We had just missed turning a double play. So I said, 'Roll me another one.' " Bowley got the ground ball. Paolini fielded it and flipped to second baseman James Papeika, who made the pivot and fired to first for the double play that ended Holy Cross' 2-0 victory over St. Mary's (Rutherford)
SPORTS
June 13, 2016 | By Jarrad Saffren, For The Inquirer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - West Deptford's John Oehler has been coaching high school baseball for 10 years. Parsippany coach Ken Dobkin is a 17-year veteran. Neither had seen this before. "Not to end the game," Oehler said. "I've never heard that from an umpire, 'Changed my mind,' " Dobkin said. West Deptford led Parsippany, 2-1, in the bottom of the eighth inning of the NJSIAA Group 2 championship game Saturday at Toms River East. Parsippany had a man on third with one out. Tommy Nowicki chopped the ball to short.
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