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SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alliya Butts scored 11 points and Holy Cross clinched its first outright Burlington County Patriot division title since 1997 Monday with a 47-23 home win against Northern Burlington. The team shared the title in 2011. Juliette Stockton had 10 points and 15 rebounds and Cassandra Skelton had seven points and 12 boards. Cape-Atlantic. Summer Crilley stuffed the stat sheet in the league quarterfinals, posting 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals and leading Holy Spirit, the third seed, to a 41-26 win against sixth-seeded Ocean City.
SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
The day couldn't have gone much better for Sam Morina. The Paulsboro junior won the 126-pound title at the District 29 wrestling tournament Saturday at Gloucester County College. He did so by pinning previously undefeated Mike Van Brill at 4 minutes, 17 seconds of their match. It was Morina's third straight district title and his 100th career win. His brother, Mike, won the district title in the 120 class. Both wins were key victories for Paulsboro, which held off Clearview to win the team title.
NEWS
February 24, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK In a cozy New York theater this weekend, under the auspices of academia and art, the circumstances facing a small, industrial New Jersey borough were placed under a new lens. More than a year after the November 2012 train derailment in Paulsboro spewed vinyl chloride, sparking a litany of lawsuits, a South Jersey native has staged a play inspired by the accident. Written by 2002 Paulsboro High School alumna Nicole Pandolfo, Pump is a fictionalized version of the aftermath of the derailment, which in the play releases toxic toluene.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The state individual wrestling tournament will begin this weekend with district competition. South Jersey wrestlers will compete in eight district tournaments. The top three finishers in each weight class at each district will advance to the region tournaments. Wrestlers from Districts 25 through 28 will advance to the Region 7 tournament Feb. 26 and 28 and March 1 at Robbinsville. Wrestlers from Districts 29 through 32 will advance to the Region 8 tournament Feb. 26 and 28 and March 1 at Egg Harbor Township.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lauren Holden became Lower Cape May's all-time leading scorer Saturday in a 55-48 win against Clearview at Eastern in the South Jersey Invitational girls' basketball tournament. Holden, a junior who is a Fordham recruit, needed three points entering the game, and she topped it in the first quarter. She scored seven in the period on the way to her game-high 26. In other South Jersey Invitational play: Nicole Piergross scored seven of her 11 points in the first half, helping Ocean City earn a 48-39 win against Willingboro.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Doug Gausepohl, Inquirer Staff Writer
A dose of twin magic helped lead the Washington Township girls' basketball team to a nonleague victory Wednesday night. Twin sisters Kylie and Kelly Giedemann combined for 24 points in Washington Township's 43-37 home triumph over St. Joseph. Kylie Giedemann scored a team-high 15 points, nine coming before halftime. Kelly Giedemann added nine points. Dana DiRenzo led St. Joseph with 15 points, and Sammy Wetzel contributed 14. Cape-Atlantic United. Wildwood Catholic had four double-digit scorers in a 77-28 win at Pleasantville.
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
PAULSBORO A dozen Paulsboro residents have joined in a lawsuit against a West Deptford plastics company over a contaminated water supply. The lawsuit alleges that Solvay Specialty Polymers has failed to protect the borough from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) stemming from its operations on Leonard Lane. Filed in Superior Court in Gloucester County on Friday, the suit seeks class-action status and argues that Solvay was negligent. The suit claims bodily injury, emotional distress, and property damage on behalf of the plaintiffs.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jared Ley sealed the victory with a technical fall at 152 pounds and West Deptford upset visiting Collingswood, 31-28, in a Colonial Conference wrestling match Wednesday night. Cameron Shields' 4-3 decision over Zach Irwin at 145 pounds gave the Eagles the lead for good, 26-25. West Deptford entered the match ranked No. 7 in South Jersey by Wrestling Full Circle. Collingswood ranked No. 4. Elsewhere in the Colonial: Louis Arensberg (113 pounds) pinned his opponent in 1 minute, 14 seconds and Audubon won, 43-24, at Gateway.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST DEPTFORD Demolition crews blew up a 65-year-old refinery building in West Deptford on Saturday, startling South Jersey residents who heard the explosions. Some residents took their curiosity and alarm to social-media sites, seeking answers to "What was that?" Heavy demolition began at 9 a.m., said Jeff Shields, a spokesman for Sunoco, which owns the "fractionator" building. The structures were soon leveled, he said, and the work presented no danger to residents. "You had some blasts that destabilized the structure, and then they collapsed on themselves," he said.
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