Friday, May 17, 2013
The Panthers get bounced in the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs.
Collingswood struck first in the game and first in overtime, but Camden Catholic fought back and controlled double overtime to pull out a 9-8 victory in the first round of the South Jersey, Group 1 girls lacrosse playoffs in Cherry Hill Thursday. In stark contrast to a blowout loss two weeks ago, the Panthers came out strong and never trailed by more than two goals, then took a 7-6 lead with just over eight minutes left in the game on Krista LaMania’s third goal of the game. Though the Collingswood defense repelled the Irish several times, Camden Catholic managed to tie it up with 1:49 left in the game to send it into overtime. That’s where the Panthers took command—and also may have made their only mistake of the game. Ellie O’Neill made …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The district also honored a group of outstanding student-athletes and announced upcoming infrastructure improvements at its April 2013 board of education meeting.
The curriculum for Collingswood public schools will be rewritten in several areas prior to the 2013-14 school year to “increase [its] rigor,” Chief Academic Officer Mark Wiltsey told the public at the April meeting of the borough board of education. Districtwide, social studies and foreign languages at every level will be overhauled to align with the New Jersey Common Core curriculum standards, as will middle school and high school math and elementary school writing programs. “We want to have a literacy flair to it,” Wiltsey said. To that end, parents of middle- and high-school students can also expect to see their children tackling more cross-disciplinary writing assignments. The district is also developing educational benchmarks that …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Collingswood High School will stage the love letter to 1950s rock 'n' roll, poodle skirts and teen heart throbs through March 23.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Support the hard work of the top-performing kids in director Joe Lerch's musical outfit. Five bucks gets you in the door.
Friends and fans of the Collingswood High School marching band, come on out to the high school cafeteria Saturday night—and bring some money! The CHS Band Boosters will hold their 7th Annual Basket Raffle at 6 p.m. March 9 (numbers will be called at 7:15). For a $5 entry fee, you get snacks, beverages and an opportunity to win the 50-50 raffle. With 3 levels of prizes, there's something for everyone to walk away with. The Panther Marching Band took first place in the Tournament of Bands NJ State Championship competition last October, a week after picking up a tournament win in West Deptford. Help the kids keep the good times rolling! Event proceeds benefit the Collingswood High School Band Boosters. Call Peg for more info: 856-952-7083.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Panthers bested Buena, 49-40, in their quest for a South Jersey Group 2 crown.
It was an O’Neill sisters show on Monday as Collingswood girls basketball triumphed over Buena Regional to continue their playoff quest. The Panthers beat Buena, 49-40, in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Molly O’Neill put up 25 points for the Panthers, while sisters Ellie O’Neill contributed 11 and Meghan O’Neill four points, The Press of Atlantic City reports. The No. 6 seed Panthers next go up against the No. 3 Cinnaminson Pirates on Feb. 27 in the tournament’s quarterfinal game.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Campbell plowed through the 160-pound weight class at the District 28 Wrestling Tournament.
Mike Campbell has wrestled in front of home fans dozens of times over his three years as a member of the Collingswood High School wrestling team. However, his performance at home on Saturday is one that will always hold a special meaning to him. Campbell scored a 10-0 major decision victory over Audubon’s Devin McMonagle to capture a District 28 Wrestling Tournament title. Campbell entered as the No. 1 seed in the 160-pound weight class and lived up to the billing. Campbell recorded a first-period pin over Kevin Stevens of Sterling in the quarterfinals, and followed with a second-period pin over Haddon Township’s Daniel Clemente in the semifinals. He faced little opposition in the finals, controlling his match against McMonagle. There was …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Panthers will open at home against No. 11 Buena.
Fans of the Collingswood High School girls basketball team will have at least one chance to get to see the Panthers in a home playoff game. The NJSIAA released its girls basketball playoff brackets today, and the Panthers were slotted as the No. 6 seed in South Jersey Group 2. Collingswood (14-6) will host No. 11 Buena in the first round. An official date has not been selected but first-round games must be completed by Feb. 25. Playing out of the Cape-Atlantic League, Buena has grinded out a 10-8 record, which included victories in three of its last four. The two teams did not meet during the regular season but share three common opponents: West Deptford, Woodbury and GCIT. Buena defeated West Deptford (38-24), Woodbury (32-24) and GCIT (…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Eighteen individuals and three teams will be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
Eighteen individuals and three teams have been selected to become the latest members of the Collingswood High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The group will be inducted at the 23rd annual induction banquet at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill on March 2. More than 400 alumni and friends of Collingswood attend the induction ceremony held each year. The list of 2013 inductees include: The 1966 baseball, field hockey and football teams will all be honored with inductions as well. The Collingswood High School Athletic Hall of Fame was organized in 1990 and continues to serve the duel purpose of recognizing top athletes and coaches and raising scholarship money for graduating Collingswood student athletes. The Collingswood High School Athletic Hall…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
As families get caught up in 'the prestige' of Ivy League schools before they really grasp the price tag, the state is working to make county college more attractive and affordable.
When Julia Barbour was 18 and graduating from Moorestown High School, she wanted to be a lawyer. But she only qualified for less than half the amount of financial aid she needed to attend Rutgers University. So Barbour went with a private lender to cover the difference—at a variable rate, with her parents as cosigners, for about $50,000. “I clicked online, I put in some information and I had money,” she said. “And it was great.” Post-graduation, however, things had changed. Barbour had gone to work for an attorney, was laid off and needed more school to facilitate a career change (a graduate degree in occupational therapy). She tried to put her loans into forbearance. Her lender told her a deal was approved—and then started sending her …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Mourners packed the Collingswood High School gymnasium on Sunday to celebrate the broad impact of the late athletic organizer. He was 72.
An awkward silence fell over the Collingswood High School gymnasium as the Celebration of Life for late athletic volunteer, Dan Trainer, was about to begin Sunday afternoon. It was missing one crucial element. That silence was broken as Joy Trainer, wife of the late Dan Trainer, walked back in to take her seat, and was greeted with a huge round of applause. The stories varied when his former charges talked about the 50 years that Dan Trainer volunteered with Collingswood Little League, his 38 years of wrestling or 30-plus years of football. But they all shared common a theme: "He believed in me." "Everyone wanted to be on his team" remembered Claire Gunnison, who presented Joy Trainer with a flag once flown over the U.S. Capitol Building …