January 25, 2015 |
Things were going so well for Haddonfield senior Nick Rollo. A starting offensive lineman since his sophomore season, Rollo was the starting center on the 2013 South Jersey Group 2 championship football team and was a captain on this year's squad. Then in the fourth game of the season, Rollo suddenly saw his high school career end on the final play of the third quarter of an eventual 28-25 overtime win over West Deptford. He was blocking on a fourth-and-1 play, and immediately knew what he felt was serious.
January 19, 2015 |
Deirdre Giumetti, a.k.a. Yummygal, is behind the wheel of her Buick Enclave, heading east from her home in Woodstown. "I love this," she says, as Route 40 unfurls across the rolling Salem County landscape under a gauzy winter sky. "It's a different world down here. " We're on our way to Daretown Lake in Upper Pittsgrove, a favorite among "Yummygal's South Jersey Adventures. " That's the title of Giumetti's Facebook page, where thousands of visitors click and comment on her eclectic, entertaining, and enlightening posts about the Garden State's better half.
January 18, 2015 |
The referee raised Ben Klaus' arm. The Haddonfield student section, raucous and on its feet, chanted his name. This time last year, the freshman dreamed about a moment just like this. "I've been coming to Haddonfield-West Deptford matches since I was little, watching my brothers. So I knew how crazy this rivalry was. I knew what this was all about," said Klaus, still grinning long after his big victory. "But being a part of it was so much more than I could have expected. " Klaus scored a pin 3 minutes, 35 seconds into the 126-pound bout, one of the key decisions in his Haddonfield wrestling team's crucial, 34-25 home win over archrival West Deptford on Friday night.
January 10, 2015 |
Courtney Cubbage scored eight of his 15 points in the second half to carry Camden Catholic at Timber Creek in a 45-32 win Thursday in a nonleague basketball game. Brendan Crawford added 12 points. Elsewhere in nonleague action: Samad Landrum sank six three-pointers in his 20-point performance at home as Burlington City defeated Maple Shade, 51-39. Hafeez Melvin (11) and Kevin A. Williams (10) each provided double-digit scoring. Marcus Jones netted 20 points to lead Highland in a 61-50 victory at Cumberland.
January 9, 2015 |
Barring another injury or some strange twist, Ed Lenkowski knows where and when his wrestling career will end: in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on the weekend of March 6-8. He just needs to determine how his long and illustrious run in the sport will come to a close. "Even when I was little, I always used to say I was going to be a state champion when I got to high school," Lenkowski, a Clearview High School senior, said Monday after the Pioneers' imposing 43-18 victory over West Deptford in a clash of top teams and Gloucester County rivals.
January 8, 2015 |
Lenape's basketball team controlled a lead for just two seconds in its game at Cherokee on Tuesday. Luckily for the Indians, it was the final two seconds. Mackenzie McErlean scored the game-winning shot to knock off the Chiefs, 38-37, in an Olympic Conference American matchup. Alex Seedes sparked the fourth-quarter comeback, netting eight of her 15 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Elsewhere in the American: Brianna Capacchione scored 14 points to lead Washington Township in a 44-33 win at Eastern.
January 7, 2015 |
Taking advantage of a hectic situation, Carmine Fiore put in a layup as time expired Monday to give Egg Harbor Township a 42-40 road victory over Vineland in a Cape-Atlantic American boys' basketball thriller. Vineland trailed by eight at the start of the final quarter, but managed to outscore Egg Harbor by 15-9, capping the comeback when Steve Tobolski hit a three-pointer to tie it at 40 with less than 10 seconds remaining. Confusion after a subsequent Fighting Clan substitution gave Fiore a chance to get open for a long pass and the winning basket.
January 6, 2015 |
When Paulsboro reached a settlement in December with the plastics company it had sued nearly a year before over a contaminated water well, it marked a win for a scrappy industrial town familiar with environmental woes. The agreement, valued at more than $2 million, stipulates that Solvay Specialty Polymers will install a sophisticated filtration system on the contaminated well. Although the settlement signaled a hopeful end to Paulsboro's most recent health scare, it also raised questions about how several neighboring towns in Gloucester County would address the issue.
December 25, 2014 |
Some West Deptford elected officials are hoping the state Attorney General's Office will offer final words on a two-year investigation into possible illegal activity involving township water and sewer services - a probe that brought no criminal charges. The Attorney General's Office, according to township officials, has declined to take any action following its inquiry into whether some residents - and township employees - received water and sewer services that should have been stopped.
December 24, 2014 |
In a blistering letter to administrators in the Colonial Conference, West Deptford High athletic director Jason Morrell on Monday accused Haddonfield High officials of a "lack of integrity" in handling a social-media incident involving West Deptford football coach Clyde Folsom. Morrell wrote that Haddonfield displayed a "dismissive" attitude in reaction to the Facebook photo and posting accusing Folsom of using an obscene gesture during the Dec. 7 South Jersey Group 2 championship football game.