February 27, 2015 |
Madison Gibson's driving layup bounced off the rim and in to put second-seeded Lower Cape May ahead for good late in a 45-40 win over No. 3 Holy Spirit in the Cape-Atlantic League semifinals at St. Augustine on Wednesday afternoon. Gibson then hit a foul-line jumper to pad the lead. Gibson and Lauren Holden (20 points) each scored eight in the fourth. In the other semifinal: Olivia Briggs scored nine points, and Karissa Bourbeau added seven as top-seeded Ocean City beat fourth-seeded Mainland, 35-19.
February 26, 2015 |
Andrew Zappley, the exuberant young chef from West Deptford, fell just short in his quest for the title of MasterChef Junior on Tuesday night's season finale of the cooking show of the same name. Andrew, a seventh grader at Holy Trinity Regional School in Westville, watched the episode with teachers, classmates, and parents in Holy Trinity's gym. "There isn't anyone who wanted that prize more than Andrew," his father, Phillip, told the crowd. After the results were announced, Phillip Zappley and principal Elsie Tedeski presented Andrew with an award from the school, along with a framed collage of news clippings tracking his progress through the competition.
February 25, 2015 |
Kevin DeCaesar always wanted to play football for a Division I program. He will get his chance at Temple University. A first-team all-South Jersey linebacker as a senior, DeCaesar has decided to attend Temple and try to make the Owls' roster as a preferred walk-on. "I know it's going to be a challenge," DeCaesar said. "These players are no joke. I know I'm going to have to work hard, a lot harder than I've ever worked. " DeCaesar was a three-year starter at linebacker for West Deptford.
February 16, 2015 |
Isaac Destin and Marcquon Lawrence both scored 12 points, and Collingswood edged visiting St. Joseph, 56-55, in overtime in a nonleague matchup. Collingswood trailed, 22-18, at the half, but a 19-point third quarter brought the Panthers back. B.J. Mitchell scored a game-high 21 points for St. Joseph. In other nonleague action: Stefon Bowman led the way with 16 points as visiting Bridgeton held off Mainland, 54-51. Ty'trel Stubbs and Marquis Wilson each added 13 points, and Nazir Williams contributed 10. Marcus Robinson poured in 28 points and Matt Blaszczyk added 17 as host Kingsway topped West Deptford, 88-55.
February 12, 2015 |
Some squads put their hands up at the end of timeouts and yell, "Teamwork. " Some shout, "Together. " The West Deptford boys basketball team says, "One . . . two . . . three . . . Go!" And off the Eagles go to the races. With senior guard Preston Harcum scoring all 24 of his points in the first half, West Deptford sprinted to an 89-66 victory over Sterling in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game on Tuesday night. Junior guards Marquise Owens and Zach Peterson each scored 17 for West Deptford (9-8, 5-6 in Colonial play)
February 5, 2015 |
Kate McDonald disproved the notion you can't go home again. McDonald, who scored 2,000 points as a Silver Knight, coached her 200th victory Tuesday night when Sterling beat Collingswood, 46-31, in a Colonial Conference Liberty matchup. "My fondest memories were playing basketball at Sterling," McDonald said. "After an accomplished career as a player, to come back as a coach, I'm very lucky to have awesome kids and their awesome families. " McDonald is 200-65 in 10 seasons. According to Sterling athletics, she is 23d all-time in South Jersey wins and joined Gloucester Catholic's Lisa Gedaka as the only two South Jersey coaches to win 200 games at their alma mater at which they scored 2,000 points.
January 26, 2015 |
Lonnie Moore, Kiyon Johnson, and Jeremiah Harris each helped play the part of hero for Paul VI on Saturday in a 58-56 nonleague boys' basketball win over Eastern. The host Eagles opened the fourth quarter down 12 points, then went on a 13-4 run to cut Eastern's lead to 52-49. The heroics started with a minute left, when Johnson sank two free throws to bring the Eagles within one, 54-53. Less than a half-minute later, with Eastern holding on to a 56-53 lead, Harris took his only shot of the quarter.
January 25, 2015 |
Things were going so well for Haddonfield senior Nick Rollo. A starting offensive lineman since his sophomore season, Rollo was the starting center on the 2013 South Jersey Group 2 championship football team and was a captain on this year's squad. Then in the fourth game of the season, Rollo suddenly saw his high school career end on the final play of the third quarter of an eventual 28-25 overtime win over West Deptford. He was blocking on a fourth-and-1 play, and immediately knew what he felt was serious.
January 19, 2015 |
Deirdre Giumetti, a.k.a. Yummygal, is behind the wheel of her Buick Enclave, heading east from her home in Woodstown. "I love this," she says, as Route 40 unfurls across the rolling Salem County landscape under a gauzy winter sky. "It's a different world down here. " We're on our way to Daretown Lake in Upper Pittsgrove, a favorite among "Yummygal's South Jersey Adventures. " That's the title of Giumetti's Facebook page, where thousands of visitors click and comment on her eclectic, entertaining, and enlightening posts about the Garden State's better half.
January 18, 2015 |
The referee raised Ben Klaus' arm. The Haddonfield student section, raucous and on its feet, chanted his name. This time last year, the freshman dreamed about a moment just like this. "I've been coming to Haddonfield-West Deptford matches since I was little, watching my brothers. So I knew how crazy this rivalry was. I knew what this was all about," said Klaus, still grinning long after his big victory. "But being a part of it was so much more than I could have expected. " Klaus scored a pin 3 minutes, 35 seconds into the 126-pound bout, one of the key decisions in his Haddonfield wrestling team's crucial, 34-25 home win over archrival West Deptford on Friday night.