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Lillian K. Small, Outstanding Audubon HS Athlete; Girls Softball Commissioner, Softball Player, Sunday School Teacher

Lillian K. Small (nee Kohout), on August 8, 2020 of Runnemede. Age 85. Beloved daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (nee Covely) Kohout. Devoted mother of John (Michele), Tom (Erin), LeeAnne (Patrick) and Lauren (Jeff). Loving grandmother of Brett, Brielle, Logan, Brad, Marisa, Brady, Zach, Ryan and Dylan. Cherished great grandmother of Landon and Luca. Survived by many wonderful lifelong friends, especially the Audubon lunch Crew. Lillian's greatest achievement in life was raising her 4 children and watching her grandchildren excel in life. She was most passionate about sports, whether it was her children, grandchildren, or any sporting event.... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: NJBIA Believes Health Clubs/Gyms Should Be Allow to Open

New Jersey Health Clubs/Gyms employi 53,000 in over 1,100 facilities Planet Fitness, Brooklawn (Gloucestercitynews.net files) NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement regarding Thursday’s Senate Fiscal Recovery Strategists Committee held in Trenton. The discussion revolved around the challenges faced by health and fitness clubs in returning to business. “NJBIA thanks Chairman Sarlo and the members of the committee for conducting Thursday's public hearing on the impacts of COVID-19 on New Jersey's health and fitness clubs. “While we recognize an uptick in our state’s rate of transmission and positivity tests, we know from looking at neighboring states such... Read more →


Online Fitness Offers Multiple Benefits

More and more people are jumping on the online workout bandwagon. (NAPSI)—You may know regular exercise and physical activity enhance your physical health and emotional well-being, boost your energy level and quality of life, but recent developments in fitness may shake things up. What’s New With more people now working from home or juggling the multiple responsibilities of busy lifestyles, online workouts are more popular than ever. Whether you’re interested in HIIT, yoga, strength training or trampoline workouts, you can find streaming services and virtual sweat sessions as close as your phone or computer. Why It Makes Sense Online fitness... Read more →


Eagles QB Finds Peace in Christ..

..amid Pandemic-Induced Uncertainty On and Off Field image courtesy of Wikipedia Carson Wentz: ‘Living for the Lord First, Others Second’ KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Faced with the uncertainty brought on by social distancing and a delayed season, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is finding his identity rooted in Christ by living for the Lord first and others second. Like many athletes living with quarantine restrictions, Wentz is tempted to worry about the unknowns of preseason training camps and what the 2020 NFL season may look like during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an article posted by the Fellowship of Christian... Read more →


Owners of Atilis Gym Defy Court, Remove Barriers from Entrance

HEATHER HUNTERCONTRIBUTOR THE DAILY CALLER BELLMAWR, NJ (August 2, 2020)--The owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey kicked in their boarded-up gym doors after receiving a notice letter Friday threatening to strip them of their business license for defying the state’s lockdown restrictions to remain closed. Francine Wright, the clerk of the Borough of Bellmawr, wrote in the letter to the gym owners that a hearing will occur on Tuesday, August 4 in consideration of “whether to revoke the Atilis Gym’s mercantile license to operate.” “No mercantile license shall be issued to any person or entity which has not... Read more →


Armory Favorites Jamal ‘Shango’ James and David Morrell Jr. to Fight for WBC Saturday

Fans Give James and Morrell a Big Send-Off at the Circle of Discipline Gym in Minneapolis as the Fighters Depart for Los Angeles Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 3, 2020) - Boxing is back and so is Minneapolis welterweight contender Jamal “Shango” James. With the return of live boxing, James is getting his long-awaited shot at a world title Saturday, August 8, as he takes on former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme for the WBA world interim welterweight championship in Los Angeles. No fans will be in attendance, but the bouts will headline the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX,... Read more →


Rowan's Track & Field Coach Adamson to be Interviewed on WEE Radio Tuesday

NEW YORK, NY (August 3, 2020)--– Rowan University’s women’s country and track & field coach Derick “Ringo” Adamson will be interviewed live on the Wee Radio Network on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 7-8 p.m. He is the guest on Second Base, the all-sports program catering to a Jamaican/Caribbean clientele, at www.weeradioonline.com and hosted by Dale Brown and Aubrey Campbell. Adamson has coached the Profs for 14 seasons and they have won 14 New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championships, three in cross country and 11 in indoor and outdoor track & field. He was chosen the NJAC Coach of the Year... Read more →


Washington Football Team Study: Americans Say Leadership Responsible for Toxic Culture

Arlington, Va., July 29, 2020 – In the wake of the most recent scandal facing the Washington Football Team, new national research finds that Americans believe accountability for a toxic culture lies broadly – with ownership, employees who acted unethically or illegally, and employees who witnessed mistreatment but did not report it. Moreover, more than three-fourths of respondents agree that victims should be compensated. In research from Eagle Hill Consulting, respondents indicate that when an organization has a lengthy, sustained issue with toxic culture: Perpetrators should be fired (91 percent). Those who witnessed the mistreatment but did not report it... Read more →


Walt "Big Slam" McDonald, of Gloucester City; Owned Temple of Slam Wrestling School, Main Event Pizza

Walter Ellis McDonald Jr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 29, 2020)-- Walter Ellis McDonald Jr, Age 54, Of Gloucester City, aka “Big Slam” passed peacefully in his sleep, on July 28, 2020 in the loving care of his family after a long and valiant battle with multiple health issues. Walt is survived by his spouse of 19 years; Michelle Ferry McDonald, his children; Walter Ellis McDonald III, Brittany Lynn Helms, Brighton Lacy Helms, his siblings; David Kauffman, Dale McDonald, Debbie Walker (nee McDonald), his adopted granddaughter Lana MacAdams, his Aunt Joyce and Uncle Ed Kunitz, Uncle John Jefferson and many nephews,... Read more →


Lorenzo of Pennsylvania and Sperling of New York Take Phoenix Bass Double-Header; 4 from SJ in Top 5

by FLW Communications UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Union Springs with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cayuga events. Boater John Lorenzo of Kane, Pennsylvania, brought five bass to the scale Saturday totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces to win the first event of the weekend and earn $4,037, while boater Chris Sperling of Cato, New York, brought in a limit of bass weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces, on Sunday to earn the win and the top prize of $11,761, including the lucrative FLW PHOENIX BONUS... Read more →


NJAC Suspends All Fall Sports Conference Games; Rowan Will Comply with Order

PITMAN, NJ - The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) announced today the suspension of all fall sports conference-wide in an effort to help support its member institutions’ efforts to keep their students and staff healthy. Conference leadership, however, will explore the possibility of playing fall sports in the spring. Gloucestercitynews.net files As a result of this decision based on health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rowan University will not compete in men’s and women’s cross country, football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball this fall. Rowan Athletics, however, is committed to providing a safe... Read more →


Pennsylvania Health Tells Blue Jays No!

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania health officials told the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday to find a new place to play their home games amid an alarming rise of coronavirus cases in the southwestern corner of the state. Gloucestercitynews.net files The team hoped to use PNC Park in Pittsburgh for their shortened 2020 season after the Canadian government denied access to their home field at the Rogers Centre over concerns that players would unwittingly transmit the virus across the border when traveling to and from games in the United States. Pennsylvania Secretary of... Read more →


Rowan Volleyball Team Earns USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, KY - The Rowan women’s volleyball team has earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 season, as awarded by the United State Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association, becoming one of 231 teams honored in NCAA Division III. The Profs, under the direction of sixth-year head coach Deana Jespersen, maintained a team grade-point average of 3.6 for the past academic year. The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. A total of 1,315 teams... Read more →


Is It The Right Time To Do Windows Replacement?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 21, 2020)--There are various reasons that can compel you to carry out windows replacement. These reasons are unique to each home since each home renovation project is unique and doesn't necessarily take time at the same time. For instance, you could be considering window replacement because you bought a home with old single-pane windows and you want to install more energy-efficient double pane windows. Or perhaps, since you started living in your home you haven't considered replacing those units, and now they are compromising the safety, aesthetic and comfort of your home, and you are considering a change. Total... Read more →


CNB Fishing Tips: Taking Your Child Fishing

Submitted by Riversearch.com Taking your child fishing for the first time is a great opportunity to instill good values into their impressionable young minds. If they learn good habits at an early age, they will be more likely to carry these on as they grow older. CATCH AND RELEASE Teaching a child to catch and release without harming the fish can be an important lesson. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with keeping a fish to eat if the local regulations allow it. But in general, to help conserve the environment, most fish should be released unharmed after catching. CLEANING UP THE... Read more →


Rowan's Peters Named U.S. Track All-Academic Athlete

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Rowan’s Dominique Peters was named an All-Academic Athlete by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) while the Profs’ squad was recognized as an All-Academic Team. Peters (Lawrenceville, NJ/Lawrenceville) was one of 477 student-athletes from 123 Division III institutions to be recognized, while Rowan’s team was one of 209 to be honored for academics as the Profs maintained a GPA of 3.5. She was the 2020 NJAC champion in the high jump, setting a new school record of 5’ 5.75” (1.67 m). Peters was the NJAC’s Rookie of the Year and earned All-Conference... Read more →


Rivers Casino Philadelphia Reopens Its Doors

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 18, 2020)Since the Keystone State announced a lockdown about three months ago, Rivers Casino Philadelphia has kept its doors shut. Even after the restrictions were slowly lifted and some operations began to return to normal, the gaming property held back. Well, this seems to be finally coming to an end as the casino operator has recently revealed its plans for getting backing in the game after a long absence. After the official reopening date that was July 17, the company has pledged to put effort into a ton of things that it believes are essential for compliance with a... Read more →


Three Rowan Men's Basketball Players Named to NABC Honors Court

Kansas City, MO - Rowan men’s basketball players Austin Kearney, Ryan Legler and Marko Pantovic were named to the 2019-20 NABC Honors Court, while the Profs received a Team Academic Excellence Award, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Profs’ trio were among 1,350 men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2019-20 season. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior who owns a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher at the end of the academic year. Additionally, Rowan was among the teams to... Read more →


Gamblers in June Bet $165 Million with NJ Sportsbooks

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Futures betting and nontraditional sports helped New Jersey’s sportsbooks avoid an early summer lull in June, while online casinos and poker continued to lead the state’s gaming industry. June’s $165 million handle was good news, even if it still meant sportsbooks took in $300 million less in bets than an ordinary June, according to PlayNJ estimates. And with baseball and the NBA season set to open in late July, retail casinos reopening, and significant investments in online casinos and poker, better days are nearing for the Garden State’s gaming industry. “June is typically slow for sports... Read more →


Motion Path and Zenapptic.ai Launch UpRoar Live!

Solution Will Allow Fans Anywhere to Trigger Authentic, Real-Time, In-Venue Crowd Noise and Immersive Augmented Reality Graphics and to Participate in Customized Virtual Experiences MONTREAL — July 14, 2020 — Motion Path, a world leader in augmented reality and real-time broadcast graphic design, and Zenapptic.ai, a developer of virtual interactive experiences, today announced the launch of UpRoar Live!, a groundbreaking solution designed to bring back the excitement of live events. With sports and entertainment venues unable to allow fans to watch events in person due to the pandemic, the drama and excitement of live, realistic crowd noise has been lost.... Read more →


The First Family Of NBA Champions Were From Philly

Matt Guokas and Wilt Chamberlain were teammates on the 1966-67 NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 13, 2020)--Like father, like son. Matt Guokas and his son Matt Jr. were the same in name and in-game.. And also in titles. Matt Guokas won the NBA Finals with the 1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors during his first season in the league. Matt Guokas Jr. won the NBA Finals with the Philadelphia 76ers during his first season in the league. Both were born in Philly. Both played their high school ball at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s Prep. And father and son each spent their NCAA days toiling... Read more →


ROWAN’S RAISLEY RECEIVES ROBERT HARRIS AND JAMES SHORNOCK SCHOLARSHIPS

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University cross country and track athlete Anthony Raisley was awarded the Robert A. Harris and James Sr. Shornock Scholarships. The Robert A. Harris Scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Robert “Bob” Harris (’61), former Director of Civic and Governmental Relations, to recognize his commitment and dedication to Rowan University and its athletic programs for 30 years. It is given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and is active in the Rowan Community. The James Sr. Shonock is awarded to a junior or senior History major with a minimum 3.2 grade point average.... Read more →


ROWAN’S SHIRE AND YANAGISAWA SELECTED TO CSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Rowan University’s Chad Shire and Kevin Yanagisawa were named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2019-20 season. Shire was chosen to the Scholar All-America Team and Yanagisawa received honorable mention. The award honors student-athletes that have achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship. Selections represented 209 college and universities and totaled 1,479 swimmers and divers. The honorable mention selections achieved a NCAA B time standard or competed at a NCAA Diving Regional or Zone Diving qualifier.... Read more →


FOUR ROWAN WOMEN’S SWIMMERS AND DIVERS NAMED TO CSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Four Rowan University women’s swimmers and divers earned Scholar All-America honors for the 2019-20 season from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Abigail Brous was named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America first team while Corinne Finkbinder, Klaudia Rzotkiewicz and Carlee Timmins received Scholar All-America honorable mention. It was the second straight year Brous was chosen for the honor The award recognizes student-athletes that have achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship. Selections represented 209 college and universities and totaled 1,479 swimmers... Read more →


Girls Softball Tournaments in South Jersey Next Week

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10, 2020)--Gloucester High is host six other teams at the Gloucester City Ponytail field on Johnson Boulevard for a 12 game tournament that will be played over four days. There will be no tournament champion. Also in South Jersey next week, according to NJ Advance Media, Woodstown and Schalick will play their local rivalry game at Elmer Little League on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The spring season was canceled because of the coronavirus, and by NJSIAA rules high school coaches aren’t permitted to coach their players in person until next week. The Gloucester event includes teams from Pennsville, Audubon,... Read more →