September 8, 2013 |
S.J. Group 5: Williamstown. The defending-champion Braves return their offensive backfield and have one of South Jersey's top all-around players, senior Marques Little. But this group has plenty of legitimate contenders, such as Cherokee, Eastern, Millville, Rancocas Valley, and Southern. S.J. Group 4: Timber Creek. The Chargers have talent across the board and a seasoned senior quarterback in Dan Williams, and they play with a confidence bred from back-to-back sectional titles.
September 8, 2013 |
Gerald Owens finishes runs like nobody's business. Now, the 6-foot-1, 260-pound fullback wants to finish something else with authority: his career at West Deptford. "As seniors, we know how we want to go out," Owens said of his class on the defending Colonial Liberty and South Jersey Group 2 champions. "We want to finish strong. " West Deptford, which is coming off a 12-0 season and is 116-12 with six sectional titles in the last 11 years, looms as the favorite in both the Colonial Liberty and South Jersey Group 2. Rival Haddonfield might be West Deptford's biggest threat in both races.
August 21, 2013
IT'S TROUBLING that in all the news coverage last week on Philadelphia's school-funding crisis, local media failed to mention that the state appropriation to city schools will exceed $1.3 BILLION for the current school year. That's billion , with a " B . " It's sad that the old adage "the truth matters" seems to have been lost on reporters and local editorial boards - all of whom failed to correctly report that this year city schools will receive an additional $32 million from the state - over last year's appropriation.
August 20, 2013
D IANE HEERY, 58, and Jason Loftus, 38, of West Deptford, N.J., are partners in Heery Casting, a full-service casting firm on Cumberland Street near Almond in Kensington. It provides the entertainment industry with talent for film, TV and commercials. The firm received an Emmy nomination for outstanding casting for its work on the 2012 miniseries "Political Animals" on the USA Network. The awards will be presented Sept. 22. I spoke with Heery. Q: How'd you get into the biz?
August 6, 2013 |
West Deptford's high municipal debt has caught the attention of the state Department of Community Affairs, which is considering whether the township's finances need state supervision. Debt payments that climbed 25 percent higher than appropriations for the 2012 operating budget triggered a review in the midst of a political struggle among the township's elected officials, pitting three Republicans against two Democrats. "I welcome a hearing from the state," said Committeeman Samuel Cianfarini, a Republican who took office last year.
July 28, 2013 |
When Michele Redrow, president of CGI Racing, looked at the local fall racing schedule, she saw a blank spot where a 10-miler could have been. But instead of slotting in another coed race, she decided to create something for women runners, who now make up 60 percent of half-marathon finishers. On Oct. 13, they're putting on "The Perfect 10", a women's-focused 10-mile race in West Windsor Township, N.J. Yes, men are allowed to enter, but Redrow says the audience is really women. "I have a soft spot for doing women's races because it's a different environment, and I don't mean to offend men with that," said Redrow, who once organized the Philadelphia Women's Triathlon.
June 22, 2013
Two football players from South Jersey announced their college commitments Friday. Rodney Williams, a defensive back who will be a senior this fall at Cherry Hill West, committed to Syracuse. Gerald Owens, a running back who will be a senior at West Deptford, chose Michigan State. Williams visited Syracuse on Thursday and attended a camp run by Orange coaches. Syracuse projects him as a safety. Owens visited Michigan State in April. He ran for 3,325 yards and 53 touchdowns over the last two years, helping West Deptford to the South Jersey Group 2 title each season.
June 16, 2013
Boys' and Girls' Athletes of the Year These are The Inquirer's South Jersey athletes of the year, past and present. From 1977 to 1984, just one athlete was honored. 1977: Tracy Hall, Moorestown. 1978: Bryan Warrick, Burlington Township. 1979: Carl Lewis, Willingboro. 1980: Glenn Moore, Deptford. 1981: Carol Lewis, Willingboro. 1982: Tim Curry, Paul VI. 1983: Darrell Booker, Willingboro. 1984: Gordie Lockbaum, Glassboro. 1985: Sean Redman, Glassboro; Sharon Ross, Washington Township.
June 11, 2013
Liberty Division girls' track MIDDLE DISTANCE Julie Stratton, Sterling, sophomore Shelby Cain, Haddonfield, junior Megan Malloy, Haddonfield, senior Megan Knoblock, West Deptford, senior HURDLES Olivia Blaber, Haddonfield, senior Alisha Singleton, Sterling, senior Carly Bonnet, Haddonfield, sophomore SPRINTS Shannon Hanna, Haddon Heights, sophomore Dazmonique Carr, Haddon Heights,...
June 11, 2013 |
Malvern Prep basketball coach Jim Rullo stepped down Monday morning to accept the head coaching position at Neumann University, Malvern athletic director Kurt Ruch said. The hiring was confirmed Monday afternoon by Neumann athletic director Chuck Sack. Rullo also was named the Aston school's assistant athletic director. "I will take on this challenge with the same attitude, passion, and work ethic that has proven to be successful for me as a Division 1 player, college assistant coach, and head high school coach," Rullo said.