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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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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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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.
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April 17, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
April 16, 2016 | By Mark McCormick, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 14, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 3, 2016 | By Mark McCormick, Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
February 20, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
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.
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