• 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.

Robertson's buzzer-beating three-point shots lifts Crusaders

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RICHLAND – Jordan Robertson is averaging in double figures in scoring for the Wildwood Catholic boys basketball team this season. But the 6-4 junior forward was held scoreless and made frustrated by a strong defensive effort by Cherokee at the Olympic-Cape Challenge on Sunday.

That is, until it came time for the final shot of the game.

Robertson made his only shot and scored his only points of the game on a step-back, fall-away three-pointer from the right wing as time expired to give Wildwood Catholic a 39-36 victory over the Chiefs.

The win allowed the Crusaders to escaped a mighty comeback by their opponent, whom they led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter.

On the final possession, Robertson accepted the ball just to the left of the top of the key. After attempting but failing with several moves to drive toward the basket, Robertson made his way to the right side near the Crusader bench and shot the ball while fading away from a closing defender. The ball passed through the net cords as the buzzer sounded.

Wildwood Catholic’s Eddie McWade led all scorers in the contest with 22 points. Clinton Freeman added 11 for the winners.

Wildwood Catholic improved to 18-3 overall with the victory.

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