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September 24, 1989 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
At the conclusion of Delsea's easy 28-0 Tri-County Conference Royal Division win over Williamstown yesterday, coach John Oberg was hoisted on his players' shoulders and carried off the field in triumph. This was no ordinary opening-day victory. The win was the 200th career triumph in South Jersey for Oberg, the only head coach in the 30-year history of Delsea football. Although it was Oberg's 200th career win in South Jersey, his overall record stands at a remarkable 209-60-5.
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August 5, 2016 | By Erin Serpico and Michael Klein, STAFF WRITERS
Geets Diner, a landmark in Williamstown for nearly 75 years, abruptly closed its doors during a routine lunch hour Monday. "It was where you had your hometown people," said Monroe Township Mayor Dan Teefy. "It was 15 minutes of saying hello to everybody before you sat down. " On the morning of the diner's closing, owner NJK Hospitality L.L.C.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was converted to Chapter 7, which calls for liquidation of assets. Teefy said a bankruptcy court order called for the immediate closure.
SPORTS
October 31, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
What: No. 2 Hammonton (7-0) at No. 5 Williamstown (6-1), Friday at 7 p.m. Coaches: Jim Raso is 7-0 in his first season at Hammonton. Frank Fucetola is 126-71 in his 19th season at Williamstown. He was 19-12 in three seasons at St. Augustine. Last season: Williamstown beat Hammonton 20-0. Key matchup: Quarterbacks Rich Stanzione of Williamstown and Malachi Winters of Hammonton could be the wild cards as both teams' physical defenses focus on shutting down the opposing running backs.
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November 12, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Both the Williamstown girls' volleyball team and junior Krissy Collins have done well recently on her birthday. Two years ago, the Braves won the state Group 3 title on Nov. 11. Yesterday, fourth- seeded Williamstown advanced to the state Group 4 semifinals by beating fifth-seeded Rancocas Valley in three games. To top it off, Collins scored the final two points in the third game, which Williamstown won, 25-18. "It's always been pretty lucky, 11/11," said Collins, who turned 17 yesterday.
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December 8, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Williamstown coach Frank Fucetola said he was "exhausted" after the longest season of his coaching career. "Give him a week, he'll be fine," Monroe Township superintendent Charles Earling said after Fucetola led Williamstown to a 43-20 victory over Southern Regional in the South Jersey Group 5 title game Friday night at Rowan. Fucetola plans to retire from teaching on Feb. 1. What does that mean for his future as a coach? "I just want to enjoy this," Fucetola said after Friday's game.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
David Sanchez might as well have been marching. Four rows of teammates trailed the burly Williamstown defensive lineman, who walked alone, holding a Williamstown football flag as a color guard would. When cheerleaders stand at the 20-yard line before a game, stretching out a giant paper banner, most football teams burst through it, making a grand entrance. Sanchez didn't run through the banner - he marched through it, flag first, teammates behind him. It was militaristic.
SPORTS
November 13, 2008 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Form has held through the early rounds of the Group 4 girls' volleyball tournament. But now Williamstown needs to upset the order. The fourth-seeded Braves play top-seeded Southern Regional today at 7 p.m. in the second game of a state-semifinals doubleheader at Hillsborough. Second-seeded Hunterdon Central plays third-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan in the opener at 5:30 p.m. With the top four seeds advancing, there have been few surprises in the Group 4 tournament. But Williamstown needs to spring one. "We know they are the favorite, but it's great to still be competing at this point of the season," Williamstown coach Chris Sheppard said.
SPORTS
February 15, 2009 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
That Williamstown vs. Glassboro football game won't happen next season after all. Williamstown will instead play at Paramus Catholic, a Non-Public 4 program in Bergen County, Braves athletic director Paul Deal confirmed earlier this week. The game is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. "We'll probably do an overnight trip," Deal said. "It should be a good game. " In place of a matchup with Group 4 Williamstown, Glassboro will play Group 3 Kingsway. That game will be Friday, Nov. 6, according to Kingsway athletic director Joe Galleria.
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November 16, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Walking into halftime with his team up by 26 points, Anthony Racobaldo had done a lot on the football field. He had blocked a punt, leading to his own 23-yard touchdown run seven plays later. He had recovered a fumble on a kickoff, and he nearly picked off a pass midway through the second quarter. The senior was a fitting symbol of the dominance of the third-seeded Williamstown football team in its 42-0 win over visiting Atlantic City (5-4), the sixth seed, Friday night in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 5 tournament.
SPORTS
October 31, 2013 | By Ryan Hagerty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kingsway outlasted Williamstown for the Tri-County Conference Royal Division title last year in girls' soccer, and the Braves refused to allow it to happen again. In a physical and emotional game between fierce rivals, Williamstown came out on top Tuesday, edging the host Dragons, 2-1, to clinch the division title. Both of the Braves goals came in the first half from sophomore Ashley Engler. "It's a big win for us, really big," Engler said. The victory left Williamstown at 16-2-1 overall and 9-0 in the Tri-County Royal.
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August 5, 2016 | By Erin Serpico and Michael Klein, STAFF WRITERS
Geets Diner, a landmark in Williamstown for nearly 75 years, abruptly closed its doors during a routine lunch hour Monday. "It was where you had your hometown people," said Monroe Township Mayor Dan Teefy. "It was 15 minutes of saying hello to everybody before you sat down. " On the morning of the diner's closing, owner NJK Hospitality L.L.C.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was converted to Chapter 7, which calls for liquidation of assets. Teefy said a bankruptcy court order called for the immediate closure.
REAL_ESTATE
July 31, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
I rarely write a subsequent column about a community I've visited for "Town by Town," but I had such a good time in Williamstown (July 3) that I thought I'd make an exception for No. 187 in the series. Some of these town visits have been forgettable: Real estate agents don't call me back, municipal officials choose not to respond; and residents conclude that I am out to bring down property values single-handedly. Then there are those who think these are travelogues. "Town by Town" is about real estate - residential along with some commercial, if it is germane, as it is with Williamstown, which is part of Monroe Township, Gloucester County.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman
Softball is never just about the bat, the ball, and the bases. The game yields life lessons - about confidence, interdependence, and turning loss into a chance to learn. That's what Kelly tries to drive home to the Lady Knights, the varsity girls she coaches at Sterling High School in Somerdale, N.J. And that commitment, along with her infectious laugh - "I could pick her out in a stadium of a million people, just by that laugh," says Harold - made him want to keep talking to the woman in the multicolor dress he met at a July Fourth party in 2010.
REAL_ESTATE
July 4, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Technically, we're in Monroe Township, but the emphasis is on Williamstown, the center of this Gloucester County municipality. "I'm glad you noticed," Ernest W. Carbone II, Williamstown's Main Street chairman, says as he and Council President Cody D. Miller provide a tour of one of the fastest-growing communities in New Jersey. "It's the Monroe Township School District, but it is Williamstown High School," says Carbone, who has lived in the township for 28 years.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
The island of Jamaica sometimes is called the Sprint Factory of the World. Williamstown seems to be vying for that title in South Jersey. "Sprint capital," Williamstown coach Dwayne Dobbins said after the Braves produced the 100-meter winners in the boys' and girls' meets at the South Jersey Group 4 track and field championship Friday night. Williamstown senior Jared Nicholas "came from nowhere" to capture the 100 in 10.70 seconds at Egg Harbor Township High School. Moments earlier, Williamstown junior Bria Mack broke a nine-year-old meet record set by one of South Jersey's most decorated sprinters to capture the girls' title in a blistering time of 11.68.
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May 26, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Brandon Riggs didn't care that his team was the No. 12 seed in South Jersey Group 4. The Egg Harbor Township senior righthander didn't care that Williamstown was the No. 5 seed, as well as the defending champion. "The seeds, they don't mean anything," Riggs said after powering Egg Harbor Township to a 3-1 victory over Williamstown on Tuesday. "It's a new season in the playoffs. " With a sneaky fastball and sharp curve, Riggs allowed just one unearned run on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
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April 24, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
During Thursday's practice, Clearview coach Rocco Cornacchia reminded his infielders that the Pioneers still were looking for their first double play of the season. "How about tomorrow?" Cornacchia said, looking ahead to Friday's showdown with Williamstown. The coach might have added, "And how about in crisp fashion to end the game?" Because that's how Clearview finished Friday's 4-1 victory over Williamstown in a Tri-County Royal Division clash of Top 10 teams. "That was great," said junior shortstop Tim Dezzi, who started the double play by fielding the sharp grounder and flipping the ball to junior second baseman Pete Liccio, who turned and fired to senior first baseman Kenny Mendoza.
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April 21, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Max Keegan isn't used to swinging the bat. He isn't used to running the bases. He definitely isn't used to running all the way around the bases. "I think it took me longer to get from third to home than home to third," Keegan said of the last leg of his improbable journey that sparked Williamstown to a 7-4 victory over Highland in a Tri-County Conference Royal Division game Tuesday. Keegan led off the top of the eighth inning with a triple, scoring the go-ahead run when the throw from the outfield skipped past the Highland third baseman.
SPORTS
April 15, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
A pair of bloop doubles produced the first run in the bottom of the sixth. A three-base error on a pickoff throw produced the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. A player called up from the junior-varsity game generated his first career hit at the varsity level and came around to score the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning. It all went according to plan for Williamstown in a 3-2 victory over Haddon Heights, since the Braves' strategy usually involves scrapping, clawing, and hanging around despite daunting circumstances.
SPORTS
April 15, 2016 | By Connor Northrup, Staff Writer
Gabby Ochinegro hit an RBI single to score her sister Hannah in the seventh inning as Sterling beat visiting Williamstown, 4-3, in a nonleague game Wednesday. Pitcher Trish Quinn earned the win for Sterling as the team finished with nine hits, including a two-run homer from Ashley Croge in the second inning. In another nonleague game: Haddonfield's Nicolette Barranger went 2 for 2 with an inside-the-park home run to help defeat visiting Camden Academy Charter, 13-1. Sophie Popp finished 2 for 3 with a triple.
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