June 11, 2015 |
She already had won three individual state titles, scored 38 of her team's 97 points as it won its third straight title and finished the season with the state's best mark in three separate events. But Winslow Township's Gabby Bennett was still competitive. Keeping with her habit all season, she wouldn't tell anyone where she was working out. "Every runner wants to keep their secret weapon," Bennett said. "If I tell you, I'd have to kill you. " When she finally budged, Bennett revealed she's been traveling an hour away three times a week for the last year to train at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia.
April 20, 2015 |
It's easy to see that Darnell Maisonet is a terrific baseball player. It's easy to hear that, too. "He never shuts up," Winslow Township coach Keith Regn said of his senior centerfielder and leadoff hitter. Regn was offering a compliment, because Maisonet is loud in the best kind of baseball way - issuing a steady stream of near-nonsensical but relentlessly positive chatter and unwavering support for his teammates. "I just love the game," Maisonet said. "I love to play and I love to win and I love to see my teammates do well.
April 19, 2015 |
The Winslow Township baseball team was hot. The Timber Creek baseball team was not. The Eagles were riding high after consecutive shutout victories over Bishop Eustace and Seneca by a combined score of 12-0. The Chargers were coming off a 10-0 loss to Eastern. But this just in: Baseball is a funny game. "This was a huge win for us," Timber Creek coach John Gladden said after his squad's 4-3 victory over visiting Winslow Township in an Olympic Conference National Division game Friday afternoon.
April 18, 2015 |
Kemp Carr believes Winslow Township can be one of the best football programs in South Jersey. "It's time to wake the sleeping giant," said Carr, who has been hired as Winslow Township's new coach. Carr turned Penns Grove into a South Jersey small-school power during 10 seasons as the Red Devils' head coach. His 2012 team went 12-0, won the South Jersey Group 1 title and set a state record for points with 621 (a per-game average of 51.7). Carr hopes to create the same kind of success at Winslow Township, which is a Group 3 program in football.
March 15, 2015 |
Jamal Parker and Evan Powell both said the offer was kind of "random. " But neither player was complaining about his first NCAA Division I football scholarship offer. Parker, a junior all-purpose athlete at Camden Catholic, and Powell, a junior linebacker at Cherokee, both received offers this week from Army. Both players said they were contacted by Army assistant coach Orlando Mitjans. "I was very surprised," said Parker, who also was a standout point guard for the Camden Catholic basketball team this season.
March 12, 2015 |
Winslow Township basketball coach Norm Ingram said it began with one word. "Believe," Ingram said of his message to his team. By 9 o'clock on Tuesday night, Ingram didn't have to ask his players to make a leap of faith. They had the hardware to prove they were champions. "Group 3, baby," senior guard Juan Hemingway said, lifting the championship trophy after leading visiting Winslow Township to a 76-65 victory over Delsea in the South Jersey Group 3 title game. Hemingway scored 24 and junior guard Mike Cubbage added 15 points and played a strong floor game for second-seeded Winslow Township (16-10)
February 6, 2015 |
Christian Klecz's decision in sudden victory at 120 pounds helped Winslow Township top visiting Shawnee, 34-32, in an Olympic Conference wrestling match Monday night. Matthew Balzan (126 pounds) and Riley Tufts (132) earned victories for Shawnee after Klecz's win, but it was not enough. Trey Andersen (160 pounds) earned a close 3-2 decision for the Eagles. For the Renegades, Matt Higgins (106 pounds) scored a pin in 33 seconds. In other Olympic Conference action: Robert McKechney (170 pounds, pin in 2 minutes, 16 seconds)
January 22, 2015 |
Winslow Township coach Norm Ingram thinks junior Mike Cubbage is the best point guard in South Jersey. Camden Catholic coach Matt Crawford thinks senior Courtney Cubbage is the best player in South Jersey. "I haven't seen anybody better," Crawford said. The Cubbage cousins were at their best for long stretches of an Olympic Conference inter-division clash of Top 12 teams Tuesday night. In the end, Courtney Cubbage earned bragging rights at the next family get-together, scoring five of his 21 points in overtime to lift visiting Camden Catholic to a 44-42 victory over Winslow Township.
December 23, 2014 |
Jessica Frantes answered a knock at her door in a sparkly tulle skirt, a flower headband in her hair, and gazed up to see Santa Claus on the front steps. The 5-year-old's smile only widened when Santa - played by a Winslow Township police officer - led her to a sleigh filled with presents. It was a day of hugs and tears for family and friends of Jessica, who saw her mother killed just five months ago - and for the men and women who responded to the scene that day. Police say Jennifer Bongco, 42, was stabbed more than 50 times by her boyfriend, Kevin Ambrose, near her home on July 25. Ambrose then dropped Jessica off at home, authorities say, before dumping Bongco's body on the side of the road a few blocks away.
December 12, 2014 |
The South Jersey soccer season has come to a close, which means it is time for our annual All-South Jersey girls' soccer team. Here is the team as selected by The Inquirer's Chris Melchiorre. Paige Bergman, midfield, Triton In her senior season, this year's Inquirer player of the year in South Jersey girls' soccer again showed why she was one of region's best overall athletes and most highly rated soccer players. Featuring one of the strongest and most accurate legs in New Jersey, Bergman netted 34 goals this season from the midfield position, giving her 88 for her career - not bad for a player who is a defender by trade.