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September 28, 2011 | BY JASON NARK & WILLIAM BENDER, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
THE PAGAN stationed on a corner of Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood stood with his burly arms crossed over his belly, guarding the infamous motorcycle club's hotel-turned-fortress like a living, breathing gargoyle. Behind him, yellow caution tape and blue tarps draped the Binns Motor Inn - a signal from the Pagan's Motorcycle Club for "citizens" and nosy cops to keep out during the 2011 Roar to the Shore biker rally this month. It's the same hotel where federal prosecutors say that leaders of the Pagan's Long Island chapter at last year's rally told their minions to prepare for death or prison as they plotted a hand-grenade attack on the rival Hells Angels.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1995 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In a festival that draws its movies from the sophisticated capitals of the globe, the Downashore presence of Wildwood may seem improbable. But before you raise a "Yo!" of protest, give Wildwood, New Jersey a try. Directed by Ruth Lehman and Carol Cassidy, Wildwood is a one-hour look at what gives on the boardwalk - and under it. The movie is chiefly devoted to the mating rites of teenagers who flock to the resort in the summer and the difference between hunting for sex and looking for something more emotionally rewarding.
SPORTS
February 24, 1989 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
Wildwood scored six points in the final 24 seconds last night, four by senior guard Brendan Connor, to end its regular season with a 75-68 upset victory over visiting Middle Township, the No. 2-ranked team in The Inquirer's Top Ten. The Panthers, whose school-record 20-game winning streak ended with the loss, had trailed since the first quarter. They cut the margin to 69-68 on a basket by 6-foot-6 junior John Leahy (18 points) with 46 seconds left. But Connor (31 points) drew a foul with 24 seconds left and hit both shots.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - There have been many odd incarnations for this Jersey Shore beach town. And nearly all of them seem to have set this place apart as a somewhat eccentric and perhaps even peculiar place compared with other Jersey resorts. This, after all, is where a city councilman once undertook a moonlit dismantlement of the boardwalk and where a collection of ticky-tacky 1950s motels has evolved into a treasured historical architectural style. Wildwood by one claim could be the birthplace of rock and roll.
SPORTS
March 11, 2003 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
On a night when she struggled offensively, Lana Harshaw was still heroic in keeping the Wildwood dynasty alive. Harshaw made two key defensive plays in the final five seconds to seal the Warriors' 32-31 victory over Haddon Heights in the South Jersey Group 1 girls' basketball championship last night at Cherry Hill East. Wildwood (23-2) meets the Central Jersey champion, Shore Regional, at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Toms River East. It was the fourth straight sectional title for the defending Group 1 champions but their first without all-time scoring leader Monica Johnson, who attends Seton Hall and was at the game.
NEWS
August 5, 1991 | the Inquirer Staff William H. Sokolic and the Associated Press contributed to this report
Saturday's modestly attended Beach Boys show will be the last concert on the Wildwood beach this summer. City officials had already pulled the plug on two of the resort's much-ballyhooed music festivals, promoted by Seashore Events of Atlantic City. And now comes word that the last of the series - a Labor Day-weekend country jamboree starring Johnny Cash - has been scratched. The series was killed after dismal attendance for a July 5-7 "Down Memory Lane" oldies fest, headlined by Little Anthony and Chubby Checker.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | Inquirer photos by Akira Suwa
It wasn't an ideal day for summer fun, but Wildwood did manage to attract visitors Friday as the July Fourth weekend started. For the holiday itself, the picture is mixed, with a chance of showers or thunderstorms throughout South Jersey. Clearing skies are expected in the evening.
SPORTS
January 31, 1991 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
Middle Township dominated the boards last night against the limited play of Wildwood's 6-foot-6 center Mike Emory and came away with a 46-40 victory in a Cape-Atlantic League National Division game. The win keeps the host Panthers (14-3 overall, 10-2 league) even with Bridgeton and one game behind Cape-National leader St. Augustine. Wildwood (12-4, 9-3) falls two games off the pace. "They are a completely different team without Emory," said Middle coach Tom Feraco. "He's one of the league's best players and, with him in the middle, they are very tough to defend.
SPORTS
December 23, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
March 7, 1991 | By Tom Williams, Special To The Inquirer
After last night's state Group 1 girls' semifinal game at Nottingham High School, Wildwood coach Dave Troiano couldn't find enough people to hug or enough hands to shake. His Warriors, the South Jersey Group 1 champions and No. 7 in The Inquirer's Top 10, had just run off 12 straight points in the fourth period and defeated Central Jersey champion Keyport, 59-45, to earn a spot in Saturday's state final at Monmouth College. The victory got a monkey off Troiano's back. His teams had won two previous South Jersey titles (1986 and 1988)
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SPORTS
March 15, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
March 4, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
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.
NEWS
March 3, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
SPORTS
February 28, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | By Dwayne C. Nelson, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
January 24, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
January 21, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
SPORTS
December 23, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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