Weekly Roundup: New West field hockey coach looks ahead to season, new activities added to CHEF golf outing
Also in the news, the Katz JCC plans to honor a local orthopedic surgeon for his service to JCC athletics.
A new head coach for Cherry Hill High School West field hockey looks forward to her first season at the helm and the Cherry Hill Education Foundation is looking to get more people involved in its annual golf outing. Get caught up on the biggest stories from last week in the Weekly Roundup.
Beth Coffey excited to build up Cherry Hill West field hockey as new head coach
Cherry Hill High School West field hockey has struggled to win games over the past three seasons. However, new head coach Beth Coffey plans to change that. Coffey comes to Cherry Hill West after previously coaching at Haverford High School in Pennsylvania and West Deptford High School. She is bringing a lot of energy and enthusiasm and looks forward to rebuilding the program.
Cherry Hill Education Foundation adding more fun to annual golf outing
This year’s Cherry Hill Education Foundation golf outing will be for more than just golfers to enjoy. The foundation is adding a Games for Grants event to be held in conjunction with the Champions for Children Golf Outing on Oct. 4 at Pennsauken Country Club. Games for Grants will allow guests to enjoy board and card games for an afternoon prior to the golf outing’s dinner later in the evening.
Dr. Merrick Wetzler to be honored for work in JCC athletics
Dr. Merrick Wetzler has worked with dozens of local athletes through his involvement with the Katz JCC and his role as medical co-chair of the JCC Maccabi Games in 1999 and 2014. On Sept. 13, the Katz JCC plans to honor Wetzler for his service to the community with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the JCC Sports Award Dinner.
Burlington City man charged with murder in 2016 Cherry Hill motel shooting
A Burlington City man has been indicted for murdering a juvenile and wounding two others at a Cherry Hill motel last year. On Aug. 24, a grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging 22-year-old Kevin Fentress of Burlington City with first degree murder, third degree aggravated assault, fourth degree aggravated assault, second degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and second degree unlawful possession of weapons.
Gas line repairs to take place along Haddonfield Road beginning next week
A portion of Haddonfield Road will see some lane closures beginning next Tuesday as PSE&G begins to make gas line repairs along the road. The repairs will take place on Haddonfield Road between Dudley Avenue and Princeton Avenue. The project is expected to take three weeks to complete. There will be lane closures during the project, but the road will remain open. Work will take place around the clock.