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SPORTS
February 28, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Dante Mininno was in another scramble, whirling around the mat in a sequence that would end with another pin for the undefeated Gateway High School sophomore. Antonio Mininno was awaiting his own bout in the Region 8 quarterfinals, pacing along the sideline in front of the large crowd at Egg Harbor Township. In body, anyway. "When he's wrestling, I feel like I'm inside his body," Antonio Mininno said of his younger (by one minute) identical twin. "Even when he's in a scramble, I know what he's going to do. " The Mininno twins both won their bouts Friday night, advancing to Saturday morning's semifinals, with the third-place bouts and championship finals set for Saturday afternoon.
SPORTS
February 27, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Two Absegami players joined the 1,000-point club in the second quarter of Thursday's Cape-Atlantic League consolation game against visiting Ocean City. Steven Ferebee hit the mark on a low-post play and Vinnie Nelson reached the milestone on a drive to the basket. Nelson ended the game with 25 points, but the Indians fell to the Red Raiders, 69-55. Garrett Jones led the visitors with 21 points and made eight free throws. Ocean City boys' basketball is ranked 21st in South Jersey by The Inquirer.
SPORTS
February 25, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Olivia Schuck's double-double of 10 points and 10 rebound helped host Shawnee roll past Bishop Eustace, 52-35, in an Olympic Conference game Tuesday. Jen Byrne led all scorers with 17 points and Jenna Hoffner grabbed 10 rebounds for the Renegades. In other Olympic Conference action: In a game which neither team led by more than a point after each quarter, host Lenape pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Timber Creek, 59-51. Maddie Sims led all scorers with 23 points. Sierra Taylor posted three three-pointers as part of her game-high 19 points as Camden Catholic dominated Seneca, 68-33.
SPORTS
February 22, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Mike Cohen's 1,000th career point could not have come at a more crucial point in Bishop Eustace's 60-59 win over Haddonfield at the Camden High Invitational on Saturday. Cohen scored 16 points and reached the milestone by hitting the game-winning foul shot with a half-second left on the clock. Pat Fish led the Crusaders with 19 points. Bishop Eustace is ranked 11th in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Haddonfield is 18th. Also at the Camden High Invitational, Jamal Holloway scored eight of his 20 points in the third quarter and Myles Thompson had 18 points and nine rebounds in Camden's 74-49 victory over Rancocas Valley.
NEWS
February 21, 2016
Crews battled a brush fire Friday night near a Sunoco facility in Gloucester County, authorities said. The fire was reported around 8:50 p.m. near 1250 Crown Point Rd., West Deptford, the location of the Sunoco Logistics Eagle Point facility. No injuries were reported. - Robert Moran  
SPORTS
February 20, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Ashley Reynolds recorded a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds as Haddon Heights romped past visiting West Deptford, 51-31, in Thursday's Colonial Conference matchup. Reynolds also added two blocks and two steals, while Jynazha Davis notched five points, five rebounds and two assists. In other Colonial Conference action, host Gateway trailed by two after three quarters but rallied back to down Audubon, 40-34. MacKell Schultes racked up a game-high 23 points. Burlington County League.
SPORTS
February 19, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
They share a nickname, a zero on the right side of their won-lost records, and an understanding that their rise into the ranks of South Jersey's top wrestlers has been the result of sweat and sacrifice. But what Cameron Shields and Jason Carter really want to share is a ride to Atlantic City for the weekend of March 4-6. "That's the goal," said Carter, West Deptford's senior 182-pound wrestler. Said Shields, the Eagles' 160-pound senior: "We've been planning that for a long time.
SPORTS
February 14, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Paulsboro's Nick Duca pinned Buena's Dan Wooten in just nine seconds at 113 pounds as the host Red Raiders easily dispatched the Buena Chiefs, 44-24, in Friday's South Jersey Group 1 final. Buena fared well in the highest weight class of the night with Antonio Rodriguez (285) pinning Jake Medica 17 seconds into the bout. Elsewhere in boys' wrestling: South Jersey Group 2 final. After nine matches, Collingswood led visiting West Deptford, 24-9. Michael Taulane (182) pinned Ty Thurston with 44 seconds remaining in the first round to grab six points for the Panthers.
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