February 24, 2014 |
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.
February 21, 2014 |
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.
February 10, 2014 |
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.
February 7, 2014 |
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.
February 5, 2014 |
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.
January 31, 2014 |
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.
January 27, 2014 |
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.
January 26, 2014 |
Shawnee senior Anthony DiOrio, The Inquirer's South Jersey Offensive Player of the Year, has committed to Dayton University on a football scholarship. DiOrio's father, former Cherokee star Rob DiOrio, played at Dayton in the early 1980s. "He didn't push me, but he's happy I picked his alma mater," Anthony DiOrio said Friday. DiOrio committed to Dayton on Thursday night, he said, adding that he was recruited as the team's "Flyer," a defensive position that is a kind of rover - part linebacker, part strong safety.
January 26, 2014 |
WEST DEPTFORD A West Deptford oil refinery intertwined with local politics will bid goodbye to one of its main edifices early Saturday. That's when Sunoco Logistics will implode the Eagle Point refinery's 65-year-old "fractionator" - the heaviest refining unit at the site, towering an estimated 200 feet. The "controlled implosion" will last about two minutes and also demolish a tower and chimney, West Deptford officials said. A rusty-looking dome, the fractionator - referred to in the industry as a "cat cracker," and used to convert crude oil into other fuels - was built in 1949, according to Sunoco.