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October 19, 2004 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Same teams, same time, different location. Paulsboro High will host Saturday's key Colonial Conference Patriot Division football game against Woodbury, which had been slated to be the home team, at 10:30 a.m. The site was switched because Woodbury's home stands have been deemed unsafe by the school's insurance company, according to Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers. "We'd have to put all the fans on one side, and it's a big rivalry and a big crowd is expected," he said yesterday.
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May 7, 1986 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Woodbury school system will continue its policy of starting each school day with a moment of silence, despite a decision last week by the state legislature to abandon its fight to defend a state law requiring that public schools set aside a daily moment of "quiet contemplation or introspection. " "Our situation has not changed," said Claudio Arrington, Woodbury's schools superintendent. "Unlike the state law, our (moment of silence) policy was never religious in its intent.
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October 20, 2007 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After nearly three years of playing football games on the road, Woodbury is finally going home. The Thundering Herd, whose stadium and field have been undergoing renovations, will host Haddonfield (3-3) today at 1:30 p.m. The stadium received a temporary certificate of occupancy yesterday, permitting the homecoming game to be played, Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers said. "A lot of people put in a lot of hard work to get it done," Shivers said. Despite playing all road games, including two at Rowan University in Glassboro, Woodbury is 4-1. "All day long, the kids have been stopping in and asking if we were playing at home," Shivers said.
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September 28, 2008 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was the first play. Or maybe it was the first five series. But on a day when Woodbury officially dedicated its refurbished stadium, it was the visitors who made themselves at home. Paulsboro scored touchdowns on its first five possessions, building a 32-0 lead at halftime en route to a 38-13 victory over Woodbury yesterday in a Colonial Conference Patriot Division game. "They came in here today wanting it more than we did," Woodbury coach Zach Valentine said.
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March 28, 2002 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Zack Valentine, a former NFL player who once played with the Eagles, has been named Woodbury's football coach, athletic director Grant Shivers announced last night. Valentine, 44, replaced Jim Boyd, who resigned last month after compiling an 84-38-1 record and winning three South Jersey Group 1 titles during his 12 years as the Thundering Herd's head coach. "It should be a smooth transition," Shivers said. "[Valentine] knows what the program is all about. " Valentine has been Woodbury's defensive coordinator the last five years, during which time the Herd allowed nine points per game.
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November 21, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of South Jersey's richest rivalries took another twist Saturday. In the unfamiliar role of underdog, Paulsboro rose up with a sensational defensive performance and scored a 10-0 victory over recent nemesis Woodbury in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 1 tournament. "In our heads, the whole mind-set was 'Can we beat Woodbury? Can we beat them?' " Paulsboro senior running back Aaron Tilden said. That uncertainty was something new for Paulsboro, one of the most accomplished programs in South Jersey.
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September 30, 1990 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Woodbury junior fullback Todd Jones, who had lost his starting job the previous week, bounced back in style yesterday to lead the visiting Thundering Herd to a 32-0 blanking of Colonial Conference football rival Haddon Township. Jones scored on touchdown runs of 5, 4, and 1 yards in helping the Herd extend South Jersey's longest unbeaten streak to 25 games. He finished with 48 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries. Woodbury (2-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference) has won 30 straight regular-season games in the Colonial Conference, dating to 1987.
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October 2, 1988 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Woodbury High's future football opponents, here's a sobering thought: The Thundering Herd is undefeated despite getting less-than-glittering offensive production from highly recruited Jimmer Bundy, the 246-pound fullback/tractor. Bundy gained a modest 55 yards on 11 carries yesterday. He also contributed to Woodbury's four turnovers by losing two fumbles. But it didn't matter. Woodbury, No. 5 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, scored a 7-6 Colonial Conference win over visiting Haddonfield before 1,500 spectators.
NEWS
December 30, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Monroe Reichert Jr., 81, of Woodbury, retired co-owner and president of Norwood Construction Co., died at Cooper University Hospital Monday, Dec. 24, of a head injury from a fall at home. In 1975, Mr. Reichert established Norwood with partner George Congdon. Developer Willard G. Rouse 3d was a major client of the company, whose local projects included the Ikea store in Plymouth Meeting, Lehigh Valley Corporate Center in Allentown, Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern, and Lenape Center in Woodbury as well as projects in Florida, Maryland and other states.
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February 13, 2000 | By Vicki McClure, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It started with a phone call two years ago from an English gentleman asking a simple question: Had the city administrator ever heard of a man named Henry Wood? Tom Bowe initially thought the call was a prank. How could he - the city administrator - not know who the founder of Woodbury was? But he listened to Melvin Magnall, a shipbuilder from Bury, England, describe his fascination for the persecuted Quaker who left Magnall's home town at the age of 80 to make a better life for himself in America more than 400 years ago. And Bowe decided to help make Magnall's dream a reality: a cross-cultural exchange between the two cities culminating in a 10-day Millennium Celebration to be hosted in Woodbury this summer.
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March 25, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
First, second, and third graders in Woodbury won't have much of a summer break this year if their parents enroll them in an unusual voluntary reading program to be held from July 6 through Aug. 27. But they will avoid what teachers call the "summer slide" - when children tend to lose skills and knowledge during the long vacation. "We recognize our kids go backward in the summer when they don't receive instruction," said Jason Vivadelli, principal of Evergreen Avenue Elementary School, who is the curriculum supervisor for each of the district's three elementary schools.
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February 9, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Troy Shorts could have sat behind a podium, smiled for the cellphone cameras, and put pen to paper like many top South Jersey football players did on Wednesday as part of national signing day. He could have accepted a scholarship from Central Connecticut, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Northeast Conference with Sacred Heart, Wagner, and Bryant, among others. He could have been part of the celebratory scene on Wednesday - the attention in school, the posing for pictures, the swirl of excitement and congratulations.
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February 5, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two decades of service, a nonprofit group focused on revitalizing Woodbury's downtown may have to rein in its efforts as the city looks to revamp its economic-growth strategies. Officials in Gloucester County's seat say they will no longer provide Main Street Woodbury Inc. with the entire sum that the municipality receives for economic development from the Gloucester County Improvement Authority. The money ($40,000 last year, previously $45,000) was used to underwrite the Main Street's executive director's salary, city officials say. Most will be redirected to boost the city's Economic Development Office efforts.
SPORTS
January 8, 2015
A story in Wednesday's edition incorrectly identified the winning team in a girls' basketball game. Haddonfield defeated Woodbury, 53-42.
SPORTS
December 31, 2014 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Gedaka scored 28 points, including the 1,000th of her career, on Monday to help Gloucester Catholic defeat Woodrow Wilson, 51-46, in a Washington Township Tournament girls' basketball game. Carol Stutzer-Harris Holiday Tournament. Anissa Champion and Amanda Reale each recorded 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Holy Spirit past Pemberton, 64-43, at Paul VI. Tarryn Slattery contributed 13 points. Buena Holiday Tournament. Brandi Chester scored 16 points to help GCIT edge Woodbury, 58-57.
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November 8, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
When Jahmir King coughed up the football, losing a fumble on the game's opening drive, his mind-set was "to forget it and move on to the next play," he said. That's exactly what he did. On the team's very next offensive play, King broke loose for a 47-yard touchdown, setting the stage for a 28-6 romp by Collingswood at home over Woodbury on Friday night in a football game that likely will lock up the Panthers' first postseason berth since 2005. "The O-line blocked. We ran the ball hard.
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November 2, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
The guy who scored the winning touchdown nearly forgot the play. The guy who made the key first down picked up a ball that squirted through his quarterback's legs and rumbled through the mud for 2 yards. There was nothing elegant about Paulsboro's 6-0 victory over Woodbury on a rainy, windy, chilly Saturday afternoon. The Red Raiders didn't earn any style points. But the players who battled the elements as well as their archrivals in the quagmire on Paulsboro's grass field won't soon forget the experience.
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October 24, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
It wasn't really a question. It was an observation. But halfway through hearing it, Rebecca Rossett rolled her eyes. A reporter told her, "You don't really look like the typical . . . " Rossett knew what was coming. "Oh no," she said with a smile. "Here we go with me being short again. " She burst into high school soccer last year, netting 37 goals as a freshman and breaking the season scoring record for the Woodbury girls' team. The freight train continued this year.
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October 16, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior stopper Lee Norton scored five minutes into overtime as the Woodbury boys' soccer team completed a comeback at Haddon Township, 3-2, in a Colonial Patriot game Tuesday. The loss was the first of the year for Haddon Township, ranked No. 3 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. David Atkinson and Duane Stanton scored for the Thundering Herd to force the extra period. Casey Sharp, who finished with 13 saves, faced a flurry of shots early and kept Woodbury in the game. "It could have easily been 5-0 Haddon Township," coach Marc Cannuli said.
SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Troy Shorts said a faulty memory can be a blessing in football. Especially when things go wrong. That was Shorts' message to his younger teammates after Woodbury opened the season with a 35-6 loss to Haddonfield. "I said, 'Guys, you have to have a short memory,' " Shorts said. "There was nothing to be done about it. We had to put it behind us. " The team's only senior with starting experience, Shorts has been a leader on and off the field for the Thundering Herd, coach Al Mailahn said.
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