Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The New Jersey State Senate president said the national attention being paid to Rutgers over the scandal is an embarrassment.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said the national attention being paid to Rutgers University over the behavior of basketball coach Mike Rice has given the school a black eye. The state senator, whose office is located in West Deptford, appeared on the ESPN program Outside The Lines Wednesday afternoon to discuss the dismissal of the coach. Sweeney was frank in expressing his disappointment that Rice was not terminated in December 2012, when the tapes depicting the coach's apparently abusive practices surfaced. "Once you have something like that presented to you, there's no gray [area]," Sweeney said. "You don't have to do much of anything except take action to resolve the problem." Sweeney said it was "troubling" that the …
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice surfaced, showing Rice yelling abusive and profane language and shoving and kicking players. The coach came under national scrutiny.
After less than a day of deflecting a storm of bad press surrounding head basketball coach Mike Rice's coaching methods, Rutgers University Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rice has been fired. "I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice," Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said in a statement. "Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community." Rice, 44, who has coached the Scarlet Knights since 2010, was captured on tape verbally and physically abusing players. He spat curse words and insults at them, plus kicked and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
If you haven't already, chip in your 2 cents for Moorestown Youth Flag Football's survey—and do it before April 10.
UPDATE: Based on initial results from Moorestown Youth Flag Football's survey, 94 percent of middle and high school-aged girls prefer a girls-only division, while nearly half of girls from first through sixth grade prefer coed. However, before it proceeds, the league needs more feedback, according to commissioner Greg Giannone. To have your opinion counted, click on the following link and fill out the survey before Wednesday, April 10: http://girlsonly.moorestownflagfootball.org Giannone provided a preview of what a girls-only division might look like: According to Giannone, there are approximately 19,000 middle/high school girls playing in girls-only leagues across the country. The results of the survey will be posted sometime before …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Moorestown Soccer Club announces the reopening of the Memorial Field snack bar, where goodies and apparel will be on sale every weekend during the spring season.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Jesse Trigiani threw a personal best in shot put at the national championships.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Moorestown Youth Softball Association will train new, piad umpires, who must be in seventh grade or older.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The varsity and junior varsity squads both had banner seasons, while a group of alumni took a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The Moorestown Ice Hockey Club wrapped up a very successful season, with varsity finishing with an impressive 19-2-1 record. Two players were recognized by the South Jersey High School Hockey League (SJHSHL). Senior Will Sulpuzio was named Tier 1 Player of the Year, while senior Vada Mangum was named Tier 1 Goalie of the Year. In addition, coach Vince Ridge was named Coach of the Year by the SJHSHL. Rounding out the seniors, and contributing to the success of the team, are Jeff Briggs, Dylan Chesney, Luke Stewart, Brett Woyshner and Jason Witkowski. Seniors David Humes, Jackson Schlesinger and A.J. Maryasz were a strong force on the junior varsity squad this season and we congratulate the entire JV squad on a successful season. We had …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Members of council are excited at the prospect of raising new revenue, but want to make sure they're doing it tastefully.
The township is looking to maximize revenue opportunities by offering sponsorships at athletic fields to businesses, without turning Moorestown’s recreation areas “into a NASCAR track,” township manager Scott Carew said during a council meeting Monday. Scott Taylor, vice president of Taylor Design Group, unveiled plans to sell field naming rights and banners to sponsors, with the township and the athletic clubs splitting the proceeds 50/50 (after first paying for the cost of the materials). The money will then be held in a “recreation trust account” and used for maintenance and improvements, as well as paying down the debt service for existing and future major recreation capital projects. Carew explained the revenue from the program—one of…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Smith will compete in the NJSIAA state wrestling tournament, March 8-10 in Atlantic City.
Moorestown High School's Tyreek Smith will grapple for a state title beginning this week in Atlantic City. Smith (No. 7) will wrestle against Erik DeJonge, of Old Bridge, on Friday in the 195-pound bracket. The wrestlers learned their seeds Monday morning, NJ.com reports. The state tournament will unfold at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall March 8, 9 and 10. The final wrestler standing in each weight class will be crowned a state champion. Tickets are on sale via ticketmaster.com for the tournament. For the full wrestling state tournament seeds, visit NJ.com’s coverage.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Moorestown Soccer Club will hold one of its most popular programs, the MSC 'Futures,' on Saturday mornings at Pryor Park starting on March 9.