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September 20, 2022

On Saturday, September 18, in a rematch of last year's South/Central Group 3 championship, Cedar Creek defeated Camden Eastside by 7-6.  It was a frustrating loss for the Tigers, especially with several of their best players injured, but they expect to have a full squad for their next game against ...

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Camden High's quarterback Deante Ruffin threw five touchdown passes, three of them to Terron Davis, as he led the Panthers to a 33-10 victory over West Deptford High, on Friday, September 16.  

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CAMDEN, NJ – About four years ago, Eliezer Olmeda was working jobs at a restaurant and in construction, clocking 60 to 80 hours a week, when he hit an emotional wall and his life collapsed. “I really lost sight of life because of overwork,” says Olmeda, who grew up in Camden and credits friends ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton will be one of eight locations to host a Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) team for its inaugural season set to begin in December 2022, officials have announced. In addition to Trenton, teams will be located in Binghamton, NY; ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way. On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rick Brunson’s three-year hiatus from the National Basketball Association may not have been a traditional career move, but that detour became Camden’s blessing. Since becoming head coach of the Camden High basketball team in 2019, Brunson amassed a record of 73-4 and brought the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Friday night’s annual Scarlet-White Spring Game at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium concluded on a heartfelt moment. Gavin Kane, 11, who suffered a traumatic injury from a car accident when he was just a baby, and is a patient at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, scored the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Kenny Avent never imagined that his first year of coaching boys' basketball at Woodrow Wilson High would have culminated not only in South Jersey and state championships, but in a "Parade of Champions" and community celebration of Camden athletes from both Wilson and Camden ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — It’s almost impossible not to notice Elijah “Eli” Dawson this year at a Camden High football or basketball game. The senior is the captain of the Panthers’ cheerleaders, leaping with athletic grace and rallying fans with purple-and-gold pride. He’s also drawn looks for his glamorous ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — NFL linebacker Haason Reddick is coming home. The 27-year-old Camden native has signed a three-year, $45 million contract as a free agent to play for the Philadelphia Eagles. And local officials are giving Reddick a big welcome. Mayor Vic Carstarphen, county Commissioner Al Dyer ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Camden High basketball team's failure in their quest to win the  Tournament of Champions crown on March 20 might have just been a reminder that the Panthers are human after all. The 61-58 defeat in overtime to Roselle Catholic at Jersey Mike's Arena at Rutgers University ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Mastery High School of Camden played its first-ever girls flag football game on Saturday, and even though they lost, the Lady Warriors walked away from West Philadelphia knowing they made a piece of South Jersey athletic history. Mastery High School fielded its first 7-7 ...

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  PISCATAWAY, NJ — In a bruising Tournament of Champions semifinal at Jersey Mike's Arena at Rutgers University on March 17, Camden High prevailed over Elizabeth, 60-50, and will now face Roselle Catholic in the finals on Sunday. The top-ranked Panthers, anticipating the 2 p.m. Sunday ...

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DAYTON, OH - NOTRE DAME 89 – RUTGERS 87 And so the season ended the way many games had been played this year for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights: down to the wire. A team that has thrilled its fans for an entire college basketball season, the Scarlet Knights just couldn’t hold off Notre Dame long ...

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  CAMDEN, NJ — In the wake of Woodrow Wilson's quarterfinal Tournament of Champion loss to Bergen Catholic, 69-52, on March 15, Wilson coach Kenny Avent needed to remind his players of what had been accomplished this year--his first at the Camden high school. It had been a dizzying, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - They piled into buses, and then minutes later, piled onto a plane that took them to Dayton, Ohio, but the facts are for members of the Rutgers men’s basketball team, they are hoping it’s just one of many stops between now and New Orleans. It’s that time of the year again. The ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The morning of March 13, moments before his Woodrow Wilson basketball team was about to board the bus for the Group 3 state championship at Jersey Mike’s Arena at Rutgers University, coach Kenny Avent pointed to a corner of the gym that had space for one more state ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Camden Mayor Victor G. Carstarphen could barely contain his joy when he entered the locker room at Rutgers University’s Jersey Mike’s Arena to congratulate the Camden High Panthers on winning the state Group 2 Championship.   “I am so happy,” he exclaimed. “You have no idea ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —In the happy hubbub that followed Woodrow Wilson's March 10 semifinal win against Manasquan in Brick Township — a day after Camden High's commanding semi-final triumph over Rumson-Fair Haven in Egg Harbor — no one seemed to know whether the city had ever had before had two high school ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ — It was the eve of Kenny Avent’s 47th birthday, and the Woodrow Wilson basketball coach could have asked for no better gift than his team’s unexpected South Jersey Group 3 sectional win over Burlington Township on March 8. The fourth-seeded Tigers bested the third-seeded Falcons ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Steve Pikiell guided the Rutgers men’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament victory in 38 years last season and led the Scarlet Knights to stunning upset of No. 1 Purdue earlier this season. Rutgers, which is awaiting to see who it will play in the Big Ten Tournament ...

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In the latest chapter of a longstanding rivalry, the Camden High Panthers rolled over Haddonfield on March 7 to win the South Jersey Group 2 sectional title, 78-45.   If not for the trophy involved, the game looked no different than other Panther triumphs over South Jersey teams this year—with a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - During the dark days of the Rutgers mens' basketball season, with maddening losses to teams like UMass and Lafayette, the thoughts of a big post season seemed statistically impossible, almost laughable. But with a big, razor-thin win against Penn State yesterday, in front of ...

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With 33 points, DJ Wagner led the Camden Panthers in a South Jersey Group 2 semifinal romp over Manchester on March 4.  The 92-42 victory--Camden's 21st straight win--came at the expense of the fifth-seeded Manchester, leaving its season record at 23-6. The Panthers, with strong performances by ...

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The Camden High Panthers crushed Medford Tech, 98-64, in the South Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals on March 2. The Panthers were led by juniors Dasear Haskins, who scored 22 points, and top-ranked DJ Wagner, who had 18 points. Camden High, with a record of 26-2 for the season, has averaged over a ...

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Camden High began their mission to win a state title by pummeling Oakcrest, 105-51 on February 28 in the first round of South Jersey Group 2 basketball playoffs. Top-ranked junior DJ Wagner led his team in scoring with 30 points, with Elijah Perkins and Dasear Haskins each getting 13 points. All ...

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CAMDEN — If Camden High’s  82-44 victory over Bishop Eustace on February 24 was another predictable win against a South Jersey team for the top-ranked Panthers, it was also a night to celebrate.   The four seniors on the team—Elijah Perkins, Rasheer Fleming, Qua’Meer Amin, and Rodney Barge—were ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —With playoffs around the corner, the Camden High Panthers bested Paul VI by a score of 85-58 on Feb. 25. Elijah Perkins led the Panthers in scoring with 18 points. His teammates, DJ Wagner, Aaron Bradshaw and Dasear Haskins contributed 16, 14, and 12 points respectively. Judah ...

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The Camden High Panthers bulldozed Seneca High on February 22 by a score of 88 to 44. For the nationally-ranked Camden team, it was another easy win against a South Jersey team. The game was distinguished by having 10 Panthers score, though DJ Wagner and Dasear Haskins led the team with 15 and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ  — It was just another day and one more easy victory over a South Jersey team for the Camden High Panthers as they manhandled Camden Catholic, 78-66. The Feb. 19 win was Camden High's 21st of the season, with DJ Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw leading the team's scoring with 28 and 15 ...

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