• Upper Township Gazette

    (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

    STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – Kameron Ghanavati of Upper Township will compete with the University of Delaware’s Vocal Point a capella group in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition next month.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – A spokesperson with the state Department of Community Affairs said this week that the closure of the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point would not affect $6.2 million in energy tax receipts to Upper Township.

    The money funds half of the township’s budget each year. Officials have said a loss of that revenue would lead to large tax increases or substantial cuts in services.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is seeking a conditional approval of its official tax map in order to proceed with a planned property revaluation this year.

    The state Division of Taxation gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map in March, engineer Paul Dietrich said last week. Upper Township had hoped to start its revaluation in April.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Last weekend, 34 scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 95 spent the weekend in New York City. Scouts were picked up from school Friday, and quickly loaded into waiting cars, their gear having already been packed the night before.

Lauryn Fields reaches 1,000 points on dramatic halfcourt shot

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Lauryn Fields plays basketball with a certain amount of flair.

It shouldn’t surprise us, then, that the Middle Township High School junior reached 1,000 career points on a rather dynamic shot.

Fields’ 1,000th point came on a 40-foot heave from near halfcourt to beat the halftime buzzer during the Lady Panthers’ 47-27 victory at Hammonton Thursday night.

Fields picked up her dribble right at the halfcourt line, took a half step forward to gain momentum and fired a shot that sailed through the air and into the hoop as time expired in the half.

Fields, who scored 14 points in the game, finished the contest with 1,003 points. She is the 13th player in Middle Township girls basketball history to reach 1,000 career points.

Fields’ shot gave Middle a commanding 30-10 lead at intermission.

Middle improved to 14-8 with the victory. Lauren Legler was the team’s high scorer in the contest, netting 16 points.

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