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GHS Lions 5 - 0 GCHS Rams 0 - 8 Records

Pictures Lions Steven Burkhardt against Palmyra The local Lions are currently 5 - 0 after defeating the opposition by a combined total score 225 to 47. The Lions are led my Senior running back Steven Burkhardt. Burkhardt is one of the League leaders who entered Fridays game against Pitman with 798 yards rushing and 15 TD's. Currently Burkhardt is #1 in West Jersey Football League with a total points with 107 and 17 touchdowns Across... Read more →

Kutztown University 2023 Softball Roster Includes SJ Residents

Kutztown University Announces 2023 Softball Roster KUTZTOWN, PA (02/06/2023)-- Kutztown University will have 20 student-athletes representing its softball program for the 2023 season. Read the full season preview. For just the second time in program history and the first since the 2014 season, the Kutztown University softball team enters this season as defending Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions. The 2023 season could turn out to be another historic one for KU, looking to repeat as... Read more →

Temple Professor Kunkel: 'Athletes Who Improve Their Performance Will Increase Their Value'

Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Associate Professor Thilo Kunkel explains how Haason Reddick and Jalen Hurts have significantly increased their earning potential given their performances this past season. Photography By: Temple Athletics Camden City, New Jersey, native Haason Reddick was a standout during his time as a member of the Temple Football team. Since then, his star has only grown, and he has now helped lead the Philadelphia Eagles to the... Read more →


Mustaro Hits 1000; Zearfoss Wins 100; Dancing 'Lions' at 76's Game; Frosh Barrera Honored

RAMS MUSTARO JOINS 1000 POINT CLUB--Gloucester Catholic’s RJ Mustaro scored 45 points to become the 16th Rams basketball player to reach the 1,000 career points plateau as the Rams beat Clayton 108-65 at their home court in Gloucester City. According to the team’s Twitter account, the milestone point came in the second quarter. The 45-point effort also established a school high for a single game. In doing so, he broke Ryan Roney 35 point school... Read more →

Rowan Women Move Into Tie for 1st; Marshall Scores 1000 Pt

UNION, NJ -- Rowan held off Kean, 78-76, on Saturday to move into a tie for first place in the NJAC and pick up the team's seventh win in a row. The Profs also had another team milestone as Grace Marshall scored her 1,000th career point in the process, becoming the second player on the team this season to hit the mark. On Wednesday, Nicole Mallard did the same en route to a win over... Read more →

Rowan Wins Number 11 as Ross Scores Season High

UNION, NJ – Marcellus Ross scored a season-high 27 points, hitting six three-pointers, and Josh Wright hit a late three-pointer to lead #25 Rowan to a 95-88 win at Kean to remain unbeaten in conference play at 15-0. Rowan improves to 19-3 on the season and extends its winning streak to 11 games. Rowan held a slim 90-88 lead with 1:03 to play, and Kean couldn’t convert on its next possession. But the Profs did,... Read more →


Life-Saving Tool That Increases Heart-Attack Survival Should be Widely Available in Public Places, Experts Say Virtua Health Seeks to Expand ‘AED’ Donation Program to mark Heart Month (MARLTON, N.J., Feb. 2, 2023) When a blow to the chest sent NFL player Damar Hamlin into cardiac arrest, he was fortunate to receive immediate, life-saving care, right on the football field. Emergency responders used an AED – automated external defibrillator – to restart the heart of the... Read more →

Temple Economic Professor, 'The Philadelphia economy was not built on the sale of championship T-shirts’

' Temple University Professor of Economics Michael Leeds explains why the Phillies’ and Eagles’ success make for great stories but ultimately do not impact the economy as we might expect. Photography By: Joseph V. Labolito Excitement has taken hold of the region during the last few weeks as the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to appear in their second Super Bowl in five years time. It's a great story for the city but that doesn't necessarily mean... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:

Does a Two-Hour Delay Warrant the News?

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist PHILADELPHIA PA--Fox29News, 6ABCNews, and 1210 AM radio were all talking on air about the Gloucester City School District starting classes two hours late the day after the Super Bowl (photo credit CNBNews photographer Amanda Stevenson Lupke image from the 2018 Super Bowl parade) SEE PHOTO ALBUM +++++ GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (FEBRUARY 3, 2023)--On Thursday, February 2, 2023 Fox 29 posted a facebook announcement that Gloucester City School District's schools... Read more →

American Legion Baseball Alumni Scott Rolen and Fred McGriff Headed to Hall of Fame

Scott Rolin (left) and Fred McGriff The American Legion JAN 24, 2023 FacebookTwitterMore18 The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 will be 100 percent American Legion Baseball alumni. Scott Rolen was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) in voting announced Jan. 24. He and Fred McGriff, who the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee selected in December, are the only two players selected to the Hall of... Read more →

Building a Gloucester City Champion

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Recently early on a Saturday morning, Gloucester Lions Coach Liam James gathered his Defending South Jersey Group I Champions varsity basketball team to instruct a clinic for future stars. Led by Senior 1,000 points scorers Aydan Hagan and Liam Gorman, these five y/o kindergarteners listened intensely and work through fundamental drills. This Annual 9:00 AM event is one of several ways the current Lions work to help build the Lions into future... Read more →

Kate Herlihy Scores 14 to Lead Rowan Over Ramapo

MAHWAH, NJ – Kate Herlihy scored a career-high 14 points to lead the Rowan women’s basketball team to a 54-41 win at Ramapo in NJAC action to give the Profs their fifth straight victory. Rowan is now 13-7 and 9-4 in the conference. Herlihy made 6-of-14 from the field and hit two three-pointers while Dakota Adams was the only other Prof in double figures with 10 points. Reagan Russo shot 6-for-8 from the foul line... Read more →

Can Anyone Stop Rowan Mens Basketball ?

MAHWAH, NJ – Rowan led from the opening tip and by double-digits for most of the game as it picked up a 97-66 win over Ramapo in NJAC men’s basketball action. Marcellus Ross and Ja’Zere Ross had 17 points apiece to lead the Profs to their ninth straight win, improving to 17-3 and a perfect 13-0 in conference play. Ross connected on four three-pointers and Noel shot 7-for-15 from the field to top the Profs.... Read more →


Unibet to Sponsor Free Rides Home on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line After Eagles- 49ers NFC Championship Game; Extra Pre-Game Service Starts at 11:10 a.m. NRG Station of the Broad Street Line, Wikipedia image PHILADELPHIA (January 26, 2023) – Unibet, a leading platform for online sports betting, bingo, and poker, will help Eagles fans get home safely after the NFC Championship Game by sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line. NRG... Read more →

GCHS's Mike Hoffner, Dec.'s Catholic Star Herald Athlete

Mike Hoffner Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City Ice Hockey Rams Mike Hoffner (Catholic Star Herald photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Already one of the steadiest defensemen in South Jersey, Mike Hoffner has added a scoring touch in his senior season. The Gloucester Catholic rearguard scored four goals and added two assists as the Rams took on the best competition in the area and emerged with a 3-2-1 record during the month of December. Hoffner scored... Read more →

Rowan Women's Basketball Wins 4th in a Row, Defeats TCNJ; Rowan Men's Basketball Wins 8th in a Row

GLASSBORO, NJ (January 26, 2023)-- Rowan won its fourth game in a row as the Profs took down TCNJ, 60-45, in NJAC action at Esbjornson Gymnasium Wednesday night. Nicole Mallard netted a team-high 15 points while Grace Marshall scored nine of her 13 points in the final quarter. Dakota Adams was the top Rowan rebounder with eight, while Marshall handed out three assists as well. Leading 38-32 heading into the fourth, the Profs opened the... Read more →

How Philadelphia Union Can Bounce Back from Heartache in 2023 Season

CNBNews graphic file The Union had a breathtaking season in 2022, going unbeaten at home and thrilling fans with plenty of brilliant displays. However, it came to an agonizing end as they came up short against LAFC in the MLS Cup final. Despite bouncing back from 1-0 down to go score what looked like the winner in extra time, Union failed to secure the win, as LAFC scored an equalizer and grabbed a win through... Read more →

Photo Journalist Stephen Szurlej to Receive PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award

FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2023) ー The PGA of America today named Stephen Szurlej as the third recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Photojournalism. Szurlej and his outstanding career will be celebrated on May 17 during the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. The PGA of America established the Lifetime Achievement Award in Photojournalism to recognize photography's vital role in documenting the rich history of golf and to celebrate... Read more →

SEPTA AND UNIBET to Provide Free Rides for Eagle Fans

PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2023) – Unibet, a leading platform for online sports betting, bingo, and online poker, is ensuring Eagles fans get home safely after the game this Saturday night by partnering with SEPTA to provide free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line. Free rides from NRG Station provided exclusively by Unibet and SEPTA will be offered this Sunday, January 21, 2023, beginning at 10:15 p.m. through the end of service.... Read more →

Upkeep And Maintenance of the MMA Gloves – The Tactics to Keep in Mind 

Are you a boxing enthusiast? If yes, chances are that you will have a pair of MMA gloves. Getting one is easy as several online and retail stores specialize in this product. But the challenge is to use it correctly and maintain it so that it can last you a long time. Every combat sports gear comes with a specific timeline. But when you don't keep it correctly, you tend to ruin it before that... Read more →

Rowan Held Off Stockton as Grace Marshall Nets 22 Points

GLASSBORO, NJ (January 18, 2023) -- Led by Grace Marshall's game-high 22 points, Rowan held off Stockton, 63-54, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday evening at Esbjornson Gymnasium. The senior was 8-of-16 from the floor in netting a season-high scoring as the Profs erased an 11-point second-quarter hole. Kate Herlihy kicked 10 points off the bench as Rowan turned 17 offensive rebounds into 11 second-chance points. Rowan led 14-11 after the first quarter... Read more →

Super Bowl Champ Brent Celek To Greet Fans at DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts Casino Hotel

The free meet and greet takes place on Saturday, January 28th beginning at 6:00pm ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 13, 2023) –Former Philadelphia Eagles Tight End and Super Bowl Champion Brent Celek, will be making a special appearance at DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts Casino Hotel on Saturday, January 28th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Here, guests will have the chance to meet the former Philadelphia fan favorite before taking in the day’s action including the contest between... Read more →

High School Coach Karl Frantz, 84; Brooklawn Legion Baseball Player, Drafted by Milwaukee Braves

Karl Frantz, 84, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Karl, known by all as “Coach”, was born in Scranton, PA, and raised in Audubon Park, NJ. Coach graduated from Audubon High School in 1956, where he excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. He earned four varsity letters in football and baseball and three varsity letters in basketball. He was an All-South Jersey and All-State performer while leading the Green Wave... Read more →

CONGRATULATIONS:Rowan's Dickerson Named the NJAC Player of the Week

PITMAN, NJ – Rowan’s Connor Dickerson (Marlton, NJ/Moorestown) has been named the NJAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after he helped the Profs to a pair of wins last week which gave them sole possession of first place in the conference. The senior guard averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals in the 2-0 victories, while connecting on 71 percent of his field goal attempts (10-for-14), all five three-point attempts and shooting 82... Read more →

3 Ways to Mix Up Your Interest in Sports This Winter

For a lot of people, their interest in sports will be synonymous with spending time outside, with their friends, maybe going to watch games live or in venues where you can simply relish the shared enjoyment of the game. A lot of the time, this is going to be harder in the colder and darker months of the year, when going outside is less pleasant, and the thought of staying inside and keeping warm is... Read more →

Making Sure You Maximise the Efficiency of Your Downtime

Not everyone has the luxury of an abundance of free time, and many people are beholden to the weekends or whenever their own time off falls if they don’t work conventional hours. A lot of the time it can feel as though the time that you do get simply isn’t enough, and like there’s always more that you want to be doing. In this sense, it can be frustrating, but it can also have you... Read more →

Rowan's Kristiina Castagnola the 2022 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Player of the Year

GLASSBORO NJ - Rowan standout Kristiina Castagnola was named the 2022 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Player of the Year, putting a finishing touch on a long list of accomplishments that have solidified her status as one of the most decorated student-athletes in school history. And by reaching the pinnacle as the top player in NCAA Division III, Castagnola has earned a Special Achievement award from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association and will... Read more →

The history of the ATP rankings

Nowadays it is quite difficult to imagine professional tennis without the ATP rankings. You can start betting on every single game of the football season from 1xBet, which also has an excellent section dedicated to tennis. Compared to the entire history of the sport, the ATP ranking is a relatively new creation. They started with the creation of the ATP in 1972. This organization was established in order to improve the conditions in which professional... Read more →

Rowan Mens Basketball UNDEFEATED

GLASSBORO, NJ - Josh Wright scored 19 points, Connor Dickerson had 18 and Damian Smith tallied 17 to lead the Rowan men's basketball team to an 87-70 win over Kean (13-1; 6-1), handing the visiting Cougars their first loss of the season and giving the Profs (11-3; 7-0 NJAC) sole possession of first place in the conference as the league's only undefeated team in NJAC play. Wright tied his season-high with 19 points in 19... Read more →


Members of the Buffalo Bills organization and fans pray for Damar Hamlin after he suffered a heart attack during a Monday night's game between the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. The second-year safety collapsed after making a tackle during a first-quarter play against the Bengals. He was taken to UC Medical Center by ambulance. The rest of the game was postponed. By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist We all know by now that prayer isn't allowed... Read more →

CNBNews Sports: McGriff to become 84th Legion Baseball alum in Cooperstown

The American Legion DEC 05, 2022 Fred McGriff will become the 84th American Legion Baseball player to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame after his unanimous selection by the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee. McGriff, who played Legion Baseball for Post 248 in Tampa, Fla., spent 19 seasons in the major leagues from 1986 through 2004. Nicknamed “the Crime Dog,” McGriff was a member of the 1995 World Series champion Atlanta Braves, one of six... Read more →

Rowan Baseball Ranked 12 in the Nation in Preseason NCAA Division III Poll

TUCSON, AZ - The Rowan baseball team is ranked 12th in the nation in Collegiate Baseball's 2023 Preseason NCAA Division III Poll as announced today. The Profs went 33-10 last season, reaching the NCAA Willimantic Super Regional before falling to eventual champion Eastern Connecticut State. Rowan was ranked 11th nationally after last season in both the and Collegiate Baseball polls. 2023 Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll Rowan returns four of its top five hitters from... Read more →

Remembering the Eagles’ March to Super Bowl LII Glory

This season, the Philadelphia Eagles have been on a charge. They currently have the best record in the entire NFL, racking up 12 victories and just one defeat. As such, they are currently the top seeds in the entire country, and with the postseason playoffs just a couple of weeks away, another memorable season in Pennsylvania could be on the cards. Much of their success this term must be given to starting quarterback Jalen Hurts.... Read more →

Rowan's Nicole Mallard Ties Career High

with 27 Points to Help Women's Basketball to a 79-72 Win at Gwynedd Mercy GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA -- Nicole Mallard scored 11 of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter to help lift Rowan to a 79-72 victory at Gwynedd Mercy on Saturday. For Mallard, the 27 points tied a career-high as the Profs picked up its third win in a row. Rookie Ny'emah Middleton added 15 points, all coming in the second half.... Read more →

Recovering From Sports Injuries? Here Are Some Tips For Faster Recovery

You've been playing your favorite sport, and suddenly, without warning, you're injured. You may be experiencing the pain of a torn ligament, a sprain, or other common sports injuries. Let's face it-sports injuries are tough to deal with. One thing is sure: recovery will take time and be tough. But there are a few things that you can do to speed up the recovery process. A sports injury can be crippling, both physically and emotionally.... Read more →

A BIG SHOUTOUT TO Rowan's Castagnola, Guinan, Patrone Named to NFHCA All-America First Team

GENEVA, NY – Rowan’s Kristiina Castagnola, Bridget Guinan and Julia Patrone have been named to the 2022 National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America First Team. Castagnola earns the honor for the third time and it marks the first All-American selections for Guinan and Patrone, while giving the Profs their most First-Team honorees in one season. Castagnola becomes just the second in the program’s history to be chosen a three-time All-American, matching Marisa Marini (2013, 2014... Read more →

Rowan's Softball Coach Kim Wilson Honored

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Rowan University head softball coach Kim Wilson, one of the winningest all-time NCAA Division III softball coaches, has been named to the 2023 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Hall of Fame Induction Class, as announced at the organization's annual convention. Wilson will be inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame next December at the convention, along with NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman, Florida State head coach Lonni Alameda and retired Moravian... Read more →

Saturday, Coaches v. Cancer Basketball Challenge

SAINT ANASTASIA SCHOOL IN NEWTOWN SQUARE TO PARTNER WITH SAINT PIUS X SCHOOL IN BROOMALL FOR COACHES VS. CANCER BASKETBALL CHALLENGE The Tournament is a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer School and Youth Initiative; proceeds directly benefit the American Cancer Society. Saint Anastasia School in Newtown Square (Delaware County) will partner with Saint Pius X School in Broomall (Delaware County) for a Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Challenge. The games will feature the Junior Varsity... Read more →

Total Guide to Online World Cup Betting by a BetZillion Expert Tim Harrison

Qatar will host 32 Nations (including Qatar) as they battle for who will be crowned the Soccer world champion for the next four years. While the players can focus on the matches, the betting aspect is another area you cannot push aside, as sportsbooks and bettors are excitedly anticipating this event. However, participating in the biggest soccer competition as a bettor requires you to have a betting account that enables you to wager. While numerous... Read more →

American Legion Champs Attend MLB World Series

By Henry Howard HUSTON, Texas--While they may not have been together since celebrating their American Legion World Series (ALWS) championship in August, Troy (Ala.) Post 70 members picked up right there they left off. “They have a brotherhood, a camaraderie,” said first-year coach Ross Hixon, whose team finished the season with a 32-6 record. “They are a really fun group to be around.” The reigning ALWS champions were honored Saturday night during Game 2 of... Read more →

Free Tickets for GSE Fall Finals at Rider University

image courtesy of Rider University is hosting the Garden State Esports State Championship on Saturday, December 17. The University released the following statement about the games. We are one step closer to crowning our 5 Garden State Esports state champions at Rider University on December 17. Come see schools from around the state compete to be state champions in League of Legends, Rocket League, and Smash Bros! Get Your Free Tickets for the GSE... Read more →

Women's Basketball: Rowan Ran Past Salisbury

GLASSBORO, NJ(November 26, 2022)-- -- Rowan ran past Salisbury, 71-54, Saturday afternoon in the home opener for the Profs. Grace Marshall netted 13 points with Nicole Mallard and Savanna Holt each kicking 11 as the Profs put together its third win in a row. Marshall and Holt combined to hit five of the team's seven three-pointers on the day. For Salisbury, Ashlynn Burrows and Emma Wivell scored 12 points apiece respectively. Holt's triple gave the... Read more →

2022 City Champions Lions

Thanksgiving Day brought beautiful weather, large crowds and the local Lions (9-3) a City Championship. The Lions pounded the Rams (5-5) in a game that saw more penalty flags on the field then players, 35-0. Early in the first quarter Lions #8 John Daily returned a Rams interception 47 yards for a quick touchdown. Then with time running out in the first half, Lions #2 receiver Leo Curran went 20 yards for a are fought... Read more →

AccuWeather: Where Will The Best Skiing Be This Season?

AccuWeather meteorologists issued their annual ski season forecast, highlighting that this winter could be “very interesting” for skiers in one of the country's most populated regions. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 21, 2022 – The wait is finally over for skiers and snowboarders across the United States as snow has returned and a new ski season is underway, although AccuWeather forecasters warn that some popular mountains could be hurting for snow in the coming... Read more →

FIFA World Cup 2022: The Interesting Facts & Predictions You Might Want to Know

image courtesy of The Qatar World Cup 2022 is fast approaching. The world’s biggest footballing event will be hosted by the tiny nation for the first time. After a lengthy bidding process, it was confirmed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup would be staged in Qatar. With just a few days to go until kickoff, here are some interesting facts and predictions you might want to know about the tournament. World Cup 2022: The... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:

Women Raising South Jersey Sports Image

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Sunday's Courier Post (November 13, 2022) profiled 50 South Jersey women who have raised the profile of women in sports in this year, the 50th anniversary of the implementation of Title IX which evened the playing field for all sports and genders. Three of those women are from Gloucester City. They are Lisa Angelotti Gedaka of Gloucester Catholic, class of '84; Megan Light Mason of Gloucester High School, class of 1998;... Read more →

GCN Archives (1948-2005): Lions Win Over Clayton And Lose To Salem

First appeared in the Gloucester City News (newspaper) on January 30, 1986 Gloucester High School's basketball team, having divided a pair of games last week, finds itself in a position of having to win two of its next three games to qualify for state tournament play. The Lions took a 6-7 record to Carneys Point this past Tuesday to face an improving St. James' team. A win would've given them a 7-7 record, with games... Read more →

NCAA Field Hockey: Castagnola, Hainsworth Lead #3 Rowan Field Hockey into NCAA 3rd Round,

GLASSBORO, NJ –Kristiina Castagnola had two goals and an assist, and Abby Hainsworth made nine saves and to lead #3 Rowan to a 4-0 win over #16 Christopher Newport in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship today at Coach Wackar Stadium. The win sends the Profs (20-1) into the Third Round on Sunday at 1 p.m. against #5 Messiah, which defeated #6 Tufts, 2-1. It marked the sixth multiple-goal game of the season for... Read more →

NCAA Men's Soccer: Second-Half Goals Lift Rowan to Victory; Profs Face Stevens Sunday

HOBOKEN, NJ – Johnny Troiano and Chad Yates scored second-half goals to lift Rowan to a 3-2 win over #20 Middlebury in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship first round hosted by Stevens. The Profs (12-5-5) will meet fourth-ranked Stevens (16-0-3) on Sunday at 3 p.m. in a second-round contest. With the game tied, 2-2, Yates connected on a 30-yard free kick for his seventh gamewinner of the season at 68:13, which was his team-best 13th... Read more →

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