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SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were flowers and green balloons waiting for Jackie Pauling on Thursday afternoon after Clearview's 17-1 victory over Kingsway in Olympic Patriot girls' lacrosse. Pauling, a senior who has committed to St. Joseph's for field hockey, scored three goals in the victory, including the 100th of her career. Ali Donohue and Holly Tevis also had three goals each for the host Pioneers. Olympic American. Natalie Peel delivered the winning goal with 1 minute, 36 seconds remaining in overtime as Lenape outlasted visiting Shawnee, 17-16.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST DEPTFORD There's a small stretch of roadway in Gloucester County that will soon play a big role in what some describe as the biggest economic development project in the county's history. Paradise Road seems appropriately named for the artery that will help link I-295 to the first new port on the Delaware River in decades, in Paulsboro. But for people who currently use the roadway every day, the cratered path is anything but heavenly. "Looks like they were practicing dropping bombs," said an employee at the Gloucester County Utilities Authority, which is situated on the road.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Thomas Mahon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bobbi Beck pitched for Absegami on Wednesday afternoon, and as has been the case lately, she led the Braves to a win. Beck continued her dominance from the circle as the host Braves downed Holy Spirit, 4-0, in a Cape-Atlantic American softball game. The win was the third straight for the Braves, and Beck has earned the victory in each game. She scattered three hits and struck out seven in her shutout. Beck has gotten stingier in each of her last three starts, allowing two runs to Deptford and one to Atlantic County Tech before Wednesday's outing.
NEWS
April 13, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
A coach might see at it as undisciplined. Opponents might call them cheap shots. To the naked eye, it was obviously unbridled energy - the sources of which were numerous for the West Deptford boys' lacrosse team. "This is our biggest rival," senior Nick Ellis said. "On top of that, we haven't gotten off to the start we wanted to; we expected to have a winning record at this point. And we leave for our senior trip [Saturday], so we wanted to make sure we left on a good note. " Despite a seemingly endless string of slashing and illegal-check calls, the Eagles channeled enough energy in the right direction, running circles around visiting Haddonfield in a 13-5 win Friday night.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Egg Harbor Township pitcher Jordan Wisser entered the baseball game in a big spot. With his team up by three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wisser inherited a two-out, bases-loaded situation against host Cherokee on Saturday. After allowing a two-run single and a walk, Wisser forced a groundout to get the save and give Egg Harbor a 3-2 nonleague win. Teammate Todd Henry knocked in two runs on a two-out triple in the fifth inning, and that proved to be the difference.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
The best football fields and basketball courts are the same rectangular shape. Baseball fields are different. Like some football fields and basketball courts, many of the best baseball fields in South Jersey are notable for their location, backdrop, and the way their surroundings impact the fan and playing experience. But some baseball fields are truly different - with odd shapes and unusual dimensions, with short porches in right field, and wide variations in the amount of foul territory behind home plate and along both baselines.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Doug Gausepohl, Inquirer Staff Writer
Overbrook's baseball squad was held scoreless by Colonial Conference rival West Deptford until the seventh inning Wednesday. Luckily for the Rams, that inning was all they needed. Overbrook scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat West Deptford, 3-2. With the bases loaded, Josh McCouch hit a two-run double to tie the score, 2-2. The Rams won the game later in the inning on a wild pitch that brought Shane Graham in from third base. Cape-Atlantic American.
NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST DEPTFORD Unlike many New Jersey towns that have shunned medical marijuana dispensaries, saying their laws prohibited the business, this Gloucester County township is about to pass an ordinance specifically allowing dispensaries in an industrial zone. Anthony Ogozalek, the town lawyer who drafted the law, said he doesn't know of any other municipality in New Jersey that has taken a similar step. But he said West Deptford officials wanted to "be proactive" and establish restrictions on where a dispensary can open if an operator approaches the town.
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Nick Ellis met Joe Diaco in third grade, on a lacrosse field in West Deptford. When Ellis moved on to St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia for high school, Diaco went to Bishop Eustace. The schools never felt right for either player. After two seasons, Ellis wanted to play for his hometown team. He wanted to play with his best friends, the kids with whom he grew up. "I had been thinking about transferring," said Ellis, who did transfer, along with Diaco, to West Deptford last year for his junior season.
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