May 6, 2013 |
Even as thousands of people commute to Woodbury every day to work in Gloucester County's administrative offices and Underwood-Memorial Hospital, the city faces a vexing problem: They don't stay past 5 o'clock. Lacking customers, Woodbury, population 10,174, is losing retail to nearby towns with big malls such as Deptford and Cherry Hill. Even among the businesses that line the city's main street, turnover is high. City officials are working in earnest to revitalize downtown. In 2009, City Council designated the downtown business district as an area in need of redevelopment, and officials adopted a long-term strategy soon after.
April 26, 2013 |
John Atkinson sat quietly in a folding chair behind home plate watching his grandkids play baseball for Woodbury. Atkinson has seen a lot over the years. He coached Little League in town and called games behind the plate. Three of his sons even played at Woodbury on the 1980 team. His oldest, Jay, who graduated in 1980, has two sons playing at the school, Matt and David. But John Atkinson has never seen anything like the current team, which features four sets of brothers among the 12 players.
April 21, 2013
GIRLS Teams: 1 Columbia, 64; 2 Penns Grove, 54; 3 Buena, 52; 4 Winslow, 46; 5 Millville, 46; 6 Kingsway, 42; 7 Delsea, 34; 8 Woodstown, 33; 9 Woodbury, 30; 10 Egg Harbor Township, 29. GROUP RESULTS Group 1 4x100: 1 Penns Grove (Richarrd Nichols, Jaye Pollard, Faleesha Dowe, Kianje Pollard), 49.32; 2 Haddon Heights, 51.88; 3 Woodbury, 52.48. 4x200: 1 Penns Grove (Jaye Pollard, Jocelyn Brown, Kianje Pollard, Faleesha Dowe), 1:43.39, 2 Audubon, 1:50.28; 3 Woodbury, 1:51.55.
April 19, 2013
Preview of 41st Annual Woodbury Relays Saturday, 9 a.m. at Woodbury High School. Field: Sixty-five teams are expected to vie for championships in Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 in boys' and girls' competition. Honoring a past champion: This year's meet is dedicated to former Haddonfield star and Olympian Erin Donohue, a three-time winner of the Woodbury Relays' Most Valuable Girl Athlete Award. Donohue, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, is a 2001 Haddonfield graduate.
April 13, 2013 |
Al Mailahn doesn't believe in change for change's sake. Especially not when it comes to the Woodbury football program. "It's not broke, so I'm not going to try to fix it," said Mailahn, who has been named Woodbury's football coach. "I'm just going to try to keep it going. " Mailahn's appointment was announced Thursday by Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers. Mailahn was an assistant for the last six years under Zack Valentine, who resigned after the 2012 season. Valentine was 82-37 in 11 seasons, and his 2009 team won the South Jersey Group 1 title.
March 27, 2013 |
Pitman police early Monday solved a classic crime - a holdup at a convenience store - with the help of a ubiquitous piece of modern technology: a smartphone. Just minutes before midnight Sunday, police were alerted to a holdup at a 7-Eleven on the 300 block of North Broadway, where a clerk used a baseball bat to fend off two teenagers wielding fake handguns and wearing bandannas and gloves. While the would-be thieves fled with no money, the clerk managed to swipe one of their bags.
March 1, 2013 |
Facing a 12-point deficit early in the second quarter, Seneca rallied to upset second-seeded Woodrow Wilson, 51-47, Thursday in a South Jersey Group 3 girls' basketball quarterfinal. Guards Erica Snow and Molly Garthwaite hit three-pointers early in the fourth to give the seventh-seeded Golden Eagles a lead, and sophomore Dani Tejada's late free throws put the game out of Wilson's reach. Snow dropped in 16 points to lead all players. Tejada and Danielle Hubbs added 12 apiece.
February 27, 2013 |
The Salem girls' basketball team won its high-scoring battle with Wildwood, edging the visiting Warriors, 69-67, in a South Jersey Group 1 opening-round game in which each team had two 20-point scorers. The eighth-seeded Rams were led by junior Kayla Chapman (27 points) and Tiasia Tatum (20). For Wildwood, Leishly Reyes scored 21 and Jessica Freeman added 20. Woodbury 52, LEAP Academy Charter 23 - Woodbury senior Danesha Triplett crossed the 1,000-point mark for her career, scoring 13 points to lead the sixth-seeded Thundering Herd to victory in their first postseason game in 25-plus years.
February 24, 2013 |
From the start, the Cape-Atlantic League girls' basketball final Saturday was a thriller. Holy Spirit went on a 16-7 run in the fourth quarter to register a 39-38 victory Saturday over Sacred Heart. Gina Lewis broke a 33-all tie by sinking two free throws with 2 minutes, 46 seconds to play, then scored the game-winner with 2.1 seconds left. Lewis scored 13 points for the Spartans. Kennedy Johnson led Sacred Heart with 15 points. Mandy Buirch added. Burlington County Freedom.
February 24, 2013 |
From the start, the Cape-Atlantic League girls' basketball final Saturday was a thriller. Holy Spirit went on a 16-7 run in the fourth quarter to register a 39-38 victory over Sacred Heart. Gina Lewis broke a 33-all tie by sinking two free throws with 2 minutes, 46 seconds to play, then scored the game-winner with 2.1 seconds left. Lewis scored 13 points for the Spartans. Kennedy Johnson led Sacred Heart with 15 points. Mandy Buirch added. Burlington County Freedom.