April 23, 2016
3 Home runs by Woodbury sophomore Teddy Sparks in a 10-9 win over Lindenwold. 9 Extra-base hits by Millville junior Buddy Kennedy (5 homers, 4 doubles). 10 Losses in a row by Cherry Hill East before the Cougars stunned crosstown rival Cherry Hill West, 4-3, on Wednesday. 8 Wins by Camden Catholic, South Jersey's last undefeated team. 1 Runs allowed by Shawnee in consecutive wins after starting the season with five straight losses.
April 17, 2016 |
George Benjamin Jr. was a standout track and field athlete at Woodbury High School, class of 1935. Benjamin will be honored Saturday at the 44th annual Woodbury Relays but not for anything that he did as captain of legendary coach "Cap" Paine's track team at the little Gloucester County school. Benjamin is the city of Woodbury's only Congressional Medal of Honor winner. He will be remembered for his heroism during World War II at a ceremony at the annual track and field carnival at the high school stadium.
April 17, 2016
At Woodbury High School, Saturday, 9 a.m. Competition: Boys' and girls' events in Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4. Relay running events: Shuttle hurdles, distance medley, 800 meters, 3,200 meters, 400 meters, sprint medley, 1,600 meters. Individual field events: Shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, long jump, pole vaut, triple jump. Individual running event: 3,000-meter steeplechase.
April 16, 2016 |
Kennedy Whalen had 16 strikeouts and hit the century mark with 100 career hits as host Gateway beat Woodbury, 6-5, in eight innings in a Colonial Conference softball game on Thursday. In other Colonial Conference play: Paige Schlecter struck out seven in five innings and surrendered one hit as West Depford rolled to a 20-0 road victory against Collingswood. West Deptford's Amanda Patch had a home run, and Mackenzie Ponto went 2 for 2 with four RBIs. Ciara Girouard had two doubles, a triple, and was 4 for 5 with three RBIs.
April 14, 2016 |
Preston J. Elkis, 91, of Williamstown, a former dentist in Woodbury, died Friday, April 8, at home. Born in Woodbury, Dr. Elkis graduated from Woodbury High School in 1941, earned a bachelor's degree in science at Muhlenberg College in 1945, and graduated from what is now the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He served from 1954 to 1957 as an Army dentist in Bremerhaven, West Germany, where his daughter Karin said she was born. Dr. Elkis opened his general practice in Paulsboro at the end of 1957 and moved his office to Woodbury in the mid-1960s, she said.
April 7, 2016 |
Jerome Solomon, 82, of Philadelphia, former president of Jerome Solomon Associates, an architectural firm in Woodbury, died of lung cancer Monday, April 4, at home. Born in Canton, Ohio, Mr. Solomon graduated in 1950 from Boardman (Ohio) High School, near Youngstown, and earned a bachelor's at what is now the MIT department of architecture in 1956. He took graduate classes at Harvard University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as in industrial engineering at Ohio State University, a niece, Diane Cohen, said.
April 3, 2016 |
Sophomore Kara Kinkler delivered a walk-off single in the eighth inning Friday to help host Woodbury win its opening-day softball game in dramatic fashion against Haddon Township, 4-3. Rachel White pitched all eight innings for Woodbury and had eight strikeouts. Kendell Harvey went 3 for 4, including two RBIs and a home run. In other Colonial Conference action: Amanda Patch allowed five hits in six innings and had eight strikeouts to help West Deptford top Overbrook, 11-1, at home.
March 26, 2016
Broadway Musical Benefit Concert and Silent Auction Benefit concert for the Parkinson Council. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-979-1445. theparkinsoncouncil.org/2016-musical-benefit-concert/. $40; $30 concert only. 3/28. 6 pm. Gloucester Abbey: Downton Style Fashions Exhibit features ladies' fashions from the period covered by the PBS series Downton Abbey. Gloucester County Historical Society Museum, 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. Included in admission. 3/25. Rustic Farm Primitives Open House Sale & Show Everything that's old, odd, vintage, and unusual.
February 20, 2016 |
After Claudio E. Arrington retired in 1988 as superintendent of schools in Woodbury, he did not go unwanted. "He was interim superintendent of schools for several districts," among them Ocean City and Tabernacle, James Lilley said. "He filled in when school boards were looking to replace" a top executive. Lilley was superintendent for Gloucester Township from 1964 to 1991 and knew Mr. Arrington as a fellow administrator. Mr. Arrington's own stretch as superintendent covered Westville from 1963 to 1966, Voorhees from 1966 to 1975, and Woodbury from 1975 to 1988.
February 20, 2016 |
A balanced offensive attack led to four Sterling players finishing in double figures against Colonial Conference rival Woodbury on Thursday. Devon Tuten had 21 points and Noah Syer had 11 points in the Silver Knights' 65-55 home victory over the Thundering Herd. Both players had 11 rebounds. Dayzhon Fields had 12 points and Chris Roe had 11 points to round out Sterling's scoring quartet. Woodbury is ranked 23rd in South Jersey by The Inquirer. In other Colonial Conference action: Jaden Wallace had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help visiting Collingswood defeat Haddon Township, 38-28.