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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 29, 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 the team's first Colonial Conference Patriot 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
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.
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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
SPORTS
June 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
All games Saturday. Group 3 OCEAN CITY (21-5) vs. NORTHERN HIGHLANDS (21-10) at Toms River North, 2 p.m. Previous state titles: Ocean City, 0; Northern Highlands, 0. Ocean City's road: Beat Absegami, 13-5; Central, 6-0; Mainland, 3-2; Highland, 5-0; Nottingham, 10-8. Northern Highlands' road: Beat West Milford, 4-3; Roxbury, 13-0; Pascack Valley, 4-2; Ramapo, 6-4; Cranford, 6-1. Ocean City player to watch: Senior right-hander Sean Mooney is 9-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 96 strikeouts and 10 walks in 51 innings.
SPORTS
June 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
For the longest time, West Deptford has fielded a highly competitive baseball program, one that challenges for the Colonial Conference title on an almost annual basis. This is a team that advanced to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic final in 2006 only to win it the next year. That is the 16-team South Jersey tournament that consists of the area's top teams. This year, the Eagles went one step farther, advancing to their first state title game. West Deptford (24-6) will face Parsippany (17-10)
SPORTS
June 9, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
As Jess Linquist walked to the plate for the West Deptford softball team, with the bases loaded and her team trailing Johnson High, coach Mandy Schramm knew which side had the odds in their favor. The three hitter - and George Washington recruit - has been the heart of the Eagles' dynamic offensive lineup for several seasons now, consistently getting on base and knocking in runs. So the odds? They were with No. 1 on the Eagles roster. There was no doubt in Schramm's mind. "I knew the odds were against" Johnson, Schramm said.
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June 8, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Here is a look at the baseball state semifinal games. All games are set to start at 4 p.m.: Clearview (22-5-1) vs. Hunterdon Central (21-6) at Monmouth University. Clearview's road: Beat Rancocas Valley, 7-6; Toms River North, 2-0; Egg Harbor Twp., 2-0; Millville, 3-0. Hunterdon Central's road: Beat Princeton, 2-0; Old Bridge, 2-1; Edison, 8-1; South Brunswick, 12-2. Clearview player to watch: Senior right-hander Ryan Lau is 5-1 with an 0.88 ERA. Hunterdon Central player to watch: Junior Sal Lombardo was 3 for 3 in the Central Jersey final against.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Sanders is Democrats' Rocky The movie Rocky resonates with people because they can relate to the story of the boxer who is a winner even when he loses. Facing daunting odds, Rocky's goal was to "go the distance," and he didn't quit until he had given his all and confirmed the faith that his friends had in him. Democratic presidential underdog Bernie Sanders is the political equivalent of Rocky. Sanders is staying in the race until the national convention in Philadelphia in July because he knows he's the voice of millions of us who have been ignored by party elites for decades.
SPORTS
June 2, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Drew Wilden is a powerful lefthander with darting fastball and a sharp curve. Derek Wakeley is a clever righthander with a tailing fastball and a slick slider. Together, they are a formidable combination on the mound for the West Deptford High School baseball team. For the second postseason game in a row, Wilden and Wakeley split the workload and led the Eagles to victory in the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Wilden and Wakeley combined on a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts Tuesday as West Deptford beat visiting Audubon, 8-0, in the sectional semifinals on a hot, sunny afternoon at Union Field.
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