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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.
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December 19, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / DAN Z. JOHNSON
This season, Woodbury High School's football team won its fourth consecutive Colonial Conference championship and its third Group 1 championship in a row. In honor of the Thundering Herd, students held a parade in Woodbury starting at 3 p.m. Thursday. The procession began at the Acme on Mantua Avenue and made its way up Broad Street to the high school. The school's marching band and cars full of the football players, basking in the glory, were among the attractions that drew spectators along the route.
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April 6, 2014 | By Jerry Iannelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLASSBORO The fish were fighting themselves. On Friday, 23 Clearview Regional High School students sat distracted in Rowan University assistant professor Matthew Bealor's laboratory in Glassboro as participants in the university's eighth annual Science Day. They were prodding tanks of betta fish on the countertops, some rapping their nets against the glass, others pressing their noses to the sides of the tanks. After lecturing for a few minutes about the aggressive tendencies of male betta fish - which will rip one another to shreds if more than one is kept in the same tank - the professor told the visiting students they were allowed to lower their floating mirrors into the water.
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April 23, 1993 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Charles Herbert Baptiste, 69, a stellar Woodbury High School athlete of the early 1940s who was South Jersey's first ever two-time state wrestling champ, died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Baptiste was an All-South Jersey running back, and also set Woodbury High School track records that lasted for decades. "He was such a great athlete at that time that the records he set were unbelievable," said Tony Gedaka, the current Woodbury High School athletic director.
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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.
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May 31, 1999 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
William A. Bartleson Jr., 70, principal at Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights from 1966 until he retired in 1984, died of complications from lung cancer Thursday at his Wenonah home. He had lived in Wenonah since 1968. Mr. Bartleson began his career in education at Woodbury High School in 1953 as a history teacher and an assistant coach of football, baseball and basketball. He served as president of the Woodbury Education Association and later was an assistant principal until leaving in 1966.
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September 1, 1988 | By Rebecca Barnard, Special to The Inquirer
William H. Raynor, 80, the founder of the Westwood Golf Club in West Deptford, died Tuesday at Westwood Acres, his home at the golf course. Mr. Raynor, who also had a home in Boca Raton, Fla., graduated from Woodbury High School in 1928. He also graduated from the Wharton School of Business and Peirce Business School. His first business endeavor was an automobile-repair shop on West Center Street in Woodbury, and from 1945 to 1960 he owned a Dodge-Plymouth dealership on Broad Street.
SPORTS
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.
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February 6, 2013 | By Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
An accidental shooting near the Gloucester County Superior Court building wounded a detective and led to the lockdown of the nearby Woodbury High School, authorities said. It was the second accidental shooting of a law enforcement officer today. A spokesman for the Gloucester Co. Prosecutors office said the officer's service weapon discharged about 1:30 p.m. in the parking area at the Hunter Street complex. The detective's injuries are not considered life-threatening, said spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld, and he has been taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury for treatment.
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November 30, 1995 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Millard Van Horn, 91, an all-state fullback for Woodbury High School back in the 1920s and a track star who won a medal in each of nine consecutive years at the Penn Relays, died Tuesday at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees. Born in Westville, Mr. Van Horn had resided in Haddon Heights since 1933. He graduated from Woodbury High School in 1922 and from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., in 1928 with a degree in geology. A few years later, he took up his maternal grandfather's business: Millard's Memorials, at 862 Market St. in Gloucester City.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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April 6, 2014 | By Jerry Iannelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLASSBORO The fish were fighting themselves. On Friday, 23 Clearview Regional High School students sat distracted in Rowan University assistant professor Matthew Bealor's laboratory in Glassboro as participants in the university's eighth annual Science Day. They were prodding tanks of betta fish on the countertops, some rapping their nets against the glass, others pressing their noses to the sides of the tanks. After lecturing for a few minutes about the aggressive tendencies of male betta fish - which will rip one another to shreds if more than one is kept in the same tank - the professor told the visiting students they were allowed to lower their floating mirrors into the water.
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December 13, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
WOODBURY Woodbury High School students are sending a sweet taste of home to two recent graduates who won't be with their families for the holidays. Chocolate chip and sugar cookies baked by the school's Interact Club are on the way to Peter Lopez and Craig Marks Jr., both 19 and serving abroad with the Air Force. Both are Class of 2012 members. Lopez is stationed in England, Marks in Turkey. Both enlisted not long after graduation. "It's important that they know we appreciate the sacrifice they're making for our country," says club adviser and English teacher Maria Lario, a 13-year Woodbury High employee.
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December 9, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he last golfed in November, James C. Henry Jr. scored 85, two strokes below his age. Twice after he turned 80, Mr. Henry, heir to E.P. Henry Corp., hit holes-in-one. As father, husband, son - and golfer - Mr. Henry set an example, said his son James C. Henry III. "He was just that kind of guy that nothing really held him down," the son said. Mr. Henry, 87, who had lived most of his life in South Jersey before moving to Naples, Fla., died on Monday, Nov. 25, just days after being diagnosed with aggressive lung and liver cancer.
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November 25, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Grace Mathis Williams, 88, of Westville, who retired in 1990 as customer service director for what is now Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, died Monday, Nov. 18, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at home. In 2008, the Borough of Westville and the Lions Club there gave her a Special Recognition Award, "mainly for her volunteer work for the Westville Library," daughter Penny Cipolone said. "She was a driving force behind the library, its move from one building to another, improving its facility.
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May 23, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Passenger trains could be running again between Camden and Glassboro by 2019, if someone comes up with $1.6 billion and the current construction schedule doesn't slip. Those are big ifs. South Jersey residents got an update Monday evening on the latest plans for a long-discussed 18-mile light-rail line that would restore passenger service to a corridor now used only for freight trains. At a show-and-tell session at Woodbury High School, about 100 area residents talked to officials of STV Inc., the engineering firm conducting an $8.1 million environmental-impact study for the Delaware River Port Authority.
SPORTS
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.
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