March 15, 2015 |
Running one mile at full speed isn't an easy task. I've done it, and almost vomited upon finishing each time. If you want to take on that sprint challenge - and ratchet up the difficulty level - head to Wildwood for an event simply called Beach Mile, to be held July 18. It's a first-year event. "Running on the beach is not easy. We didn't want to make it something too long that all ages wouldn't come out," said Jason Merola, events specialist at Morey's Piers, which is cosponsoring the race with the Sports Conditioning Institute of Bergan County, N.J. Organizers went back and forth between a half-mile race and full-mile race and settled on a mile so that "it will still appeal to competitive people," Merola said.
March 4, 2015 |
WILDWOOD, N.J. - The beach, it seems so simple. Summer comes and people plant their butts by the surf until Labor Day, and all the pizza parlors, hotels, amusement parks and city coffers benefit as a result. But the beach isn't so simple in Wildwood because it's so damn big - about a half-mile wide at some points - and that veritable desert in between has prompted the city's government and its most famous business, Morey's Piers, to get creative over the years. Wildwood can host events on its beach that other towns couldn't dream of, like soccer tournaments or motocross events.
March 3, 2015 |
WILDWOOD - This is a Shore town with a reputation as an almost-anything-goes kind of place - famous for its racy T-shirts sold on the boardwalk and annual debauch known as Senior Week. It is also a place where town leaders are still determining the fine line between what is acceptable behavior and what isn't. You can certainly sport one of those off-color T-shirts on a boardwalk stroll. But just make sure your pants are pulled up or you'll risk a fine under a droopy drawers law. Coming for Senior Week?
February 28, 2015 |
Wildwood girls' basketball coach Dave Troiano was not surprised to see Leishly Reyes put her name into the Warriors' record books. He knew exactly how hard the senior guard had been working, ever since he received a tip from a Domino's delivery guy that she'd been practicing her shot at 1 a.m. on the outdoor courts of the J. Byrne Community Center. All that work paid off Thursday night. Reyes scored a career-high 38 points, including the 1,000th of her career, to lead host Wildwood to a 76-40 Tri-County League basketball victory over Schalick.
February 25, 2015 |
Trey Smith delivered in the fourth quarter Monday night and host Wildwood Catholic slipped past Middle Township, 40-38, in a Cape-Atlantic League basketball quarterfinal. Smith, who scored 17 points, sank two free throws with 2 minutes, 30 seconds remaining to put the Crusaders up by 39-35. He made another free throw with 40 seconds remaining to seal the win. In other quarterfinal action: Sa'eed Nelson scored 27 points and Justyn Mutts added 19 as St. Augustine rolled past St. Joseph, 73-60.
January 29, 2015 |
Sister Marian Paul Schneider, 84, a parochial school teacher and principal who later worked with the elderly, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, of a heart ailment at McAuley Convent in Merion. At age 12, Joan Schneider competed with seven other girls in the Philadelphia Marbles Tournament. The competition, was sponsored by The Inquirer, and received daily front-page coverage in June 1942. The tourney was held at Reyburn Plaza, across from City Hall. Miss Schneider won the girls' championship.
January 24, 2015 |
Leishly Reyes and Mackenzie McCracken's late-game heroics earned Wildwood a 35-34 win at Clearview in a Tri-County Conference interdivision matchup Thursday. Clearview led, 34-32, with under a minute left, when McCracken stole the ball and went down the court for the game-tying layup. Moments later, Reyes drew a foul on a drive to the basket and sank a free throw to put the Warriors ahead. Reyes finished with a game-high 18 points, and McCracken added seven. In other Tri-County Conference action: Tiana Morgan led Kingsway with 14 points in a 46-33 home win over Gloucester.
January 21, 2015 |
It could have been a comfortable win. Instead, it was a thriller. Keith Braxton figures that was better for the Delsea High School boys' basketball team. "This was good for us," Braxton said after Delsea's 59-54 victory over Wildwood Catholic Monday at the Claude Kinnard MLK Classic at Paulsboro. Braxton, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, generated 19 points with 12 rebounds, five steals and four assists for Delsea (8-3), the No. 15 team in The Inquirer Top 20. Junior guard Kaleb Morton scored 15 and his brother, senior forward Kwame Morton, added 13 points and nine rebounds as the Crusaders won their sixth game in a row. Sophomore guard Trey Smith scored 14 and sophomore guard Ryan Legler, the son of former La Salle and NBA player Tim Legler, added 13 for Wildwood Catholic (9-3)
December 23, 2014 |
Ken Allen dropped in 19 points as the Pleasantville boys' basketball team outlasted Wildwood, 70-65 in overtime, Sunday at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff. Allen sank three three-pointers and was 7 for 10 from the field. Omar Wallace added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Wildwood's Gerald Gibbs hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. Also at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff, C.J. Barnes scored 23 points to lead Holy Spirit to an 83-59 win over Pemberton. John Middleton followed with 18 points.