April 4, 2015 |
Days before a New Jersey drinking-water panel is set to discuss a possible regulation for a contaminant found in Gloucester County water supplies, the plastics company suspected of emitting the chemical placed a full-page newspaper advertisement raising the specter of other potential sources. A main takeaway of Solvay Specialty Polymer's Thursday ad: A "voluntary and extensive" investigation over the last year shows there are "multiple sources in the region" that might be responsible.
March 29, 2015 |
Jeffrey Todd relieved the pressure for West Deptford with his two-goal performance Friday afternoon. The senior netted the winner in overtime to give the Eagles an 8-7 victory at Kingsway in an Olympic Conference lacrosse game. Entering the extra period, the Eagles were down a man and had surrendered a two-goal lead in the fourth, capped off by Anthony Cacciavillano's fourth goal to tie it for Kingsway with seven minutes remaining in regulation. But the Eagles were able to kill the penalty, and Paz Gismondi registered his third assist by connecting with Todd for the decisive goal with 1 minute, 16 seconds left in overtime.
March 29, 2015
Lacrosse OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Eastern 13, Bishop Eustace 7: University of Cincinnati recruit Samantha Mlkvy, who missed the 2014 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, netted five goals and had two assists in her second game back to lead the Vikings on the road. Eastern, after reaching the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals in the 2014 season, improved to 2-0. Stony Brook-bound Kaela Sierra and Austyn Cuneo each recorded a hat trick. Jenna Carnival and Dana Trevito scored a goal apiece to round out the scoring for the Vikings.
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.