Barbara Cresse, organizer of Burn the Bird Turkey Trot, presented a check for $1500 to Chief Tony Cavalier of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol. The check represents proceeds from the Burn the Bird event, which is held every year on Thanksgiving weekend. The Beach Patrol will use the proceeds to purchase equipment for the Junior Lifeguard program, which teaches water safety to children. Vinny DiRitis, a lifeguard for the NWBP, was the first place male overall in the race this past year. Thank you Barbara Cresse and the South Jersey Triathlon Club for your generosity and continued support of the NWBP.

On Saturday, February 27th , members of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol were back in action patrolling the ocean during the Fallen Heroes Polar Plunge. Approximately 1,000 people plunged this year, the biggest crowd to date. Pictured from L to R: Vinny DeRitis, Sean McCarrick, Jim O’Conner, Mike Drumm, Vince Piccirilli, Jeremy Lahn, NWBP Chief Tony Cavalier, Ryan Meehan, Mark Gose and Jack Dougherty.

 
Matt Ryan, the 2016 MVP of the NFL and QB of the Super Bowl bound Atlanta Falcons, is pictured here on the beach in North Wildwood with NWBP lifeguard Mike Drumm.  Matt spends summers with his family in North Wildwood and not only enjoys time on the beach but has also honed his football skills at Bill Henfey Park at 8
th & Central Avenues.  Good Luck to Matt and the Atlanta Falcons ~ Super Bowl 51!!



 
Matt Ryan, the 2016 MVP of the NFL and QB of the Super Bowl bound Atlanta Falcons, is pictured here on the beach in North Wildwood with NWBP lifeguard Mike Drumm.  Matt spends summers with his family in North Wildwood and not only enjoys time on the beach but has also honed his football skills at Bill Henfey Park at 8
th & Central Avenues.  Good Luck to Matt and the Atlanta Falcons ~ Super Bowl 51!!



On Saturday, February 27th , members of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol were back in action patrolling the ocean during the Fallen Heroes Polar Plunge. Approximately 1,000 people plunged this year, the biggest crowd to date. Pictured from L to R: Vinny DeRitis, Sean McCarrick, Jim O’Conner, Mike Drumm, Vince Piccirilli, Jeremy Lahn, NWBP Chief Tony Cavalier, Ryan Meehan, Mark Gose and Jack Dougherty.

On Saturday, February 27th , members of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol were back in action patrolling the ocean during the Fallen Heroes Polar Plunge.  Approximately 1,000 people plunged this year, the biggest crowd to date.

Pictured from L to R:  Vinny DeRitis, Sean McCarrick, Jim O’Conner, Mike Drumm, Vince Piccirilli, Jeremy Lahn, NWBP Chief Tony Cavalier, Ryan Meehan, Mark Gose and Jack Dougherty.


NWBP 2015 Rookie of the Year Luke Dickson

Dickson Reaches Milestone, But Griffins Run Out of Time in CACC Bout with Bears

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Luke Dickson
 

Bloomfield, N.J. - (1/22/2016) – Harbored behind a 22-point deficit at Bloomfield College, 63-41, Chestnut Hill College launched an epic run that would fall two points shy of its goal in a dramatic 82-80 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) conclusion. Senior forward Claude Blue (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored 11 points in the opening frame, powering the Bears for a 46-25 halftime advantage that proved to be just enough to escape the Griffins rally. Sophomore forward Edward McWade (Wildwood, N.J) and senior guard Luke Dickson (Pitman, N.J.) – who reached his milestone in the early going - led the Scarlet and Gold recovery, recording 16 and 12 second-half points, respectively.

Bloomfield College (8-10, 7-4) led the entire way, leaving the 1,000th career point for Dickson as Chestnut Hill College's (7-11, 4-6) only highlight in the first half. He reached the milestone with a three-point basket at 6:15 (26-11, Bears), but after jumping out to 10-point advantage, 19-9, in the opening 10 minutes (9:44), the Bears' avalanche continued, separating them for a 46-21 halftime edge with a series of period-ending free throws.

Relief finally came in the second half, but not right away as a McWade layup cut the deficit to 14 points, 55-41, at 15:34 only for the home side to return the spread to 22 points, 63-41, with 11:25 to go. That is when Dickson and freshman forward Antonio Toplyn Jr. (Sicklerville, N.J.) ignited the Griffins on their grand reprieve. The Griffin floor general found the newcomer for a titanic dunk that cut the deficit to 10 points, 70-60, with at 6:23 left to play. The margin reached single digits, 72-63, a minute and a half later (4:53) on a McWade three-pointer and it collapsed to just three points, 78-75, on a Dickson three-pointer with 1:47 showing on the game clock. The momentum was briefly stalled with a series of free throws from sophomore forward Nick Davidson (Lumberton, N.J.), 80-75 (0:27), but a layup form freshman forward Dakpe Yiljep (Samaru-Zaria, Nigeria) with 15 seconds (0:15) left reverted the deficit to three points, 80-77, once again. Unfortunately, two more Bears free throws gave the home team just enough breathing space to escape Yiljep's last-second (0:04) three-pointer, 82-80.

Blue finished with 22 points, five rebounds, two assists, a block, and a steal. He was complimented by 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two assists, from sophomore forward Rakwan Kelly (Newark, N.J.) and 13 points, four rebounds, six assists, and three steals from Davidson.

McWade matched his career-high for the second time this season, scoring 21 points for the third time this year. He also recorded three rebounds and two assists. Dickson finished with 19 points in his milestone performance. He also totaled four rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the historic effort. Yiljep was the third Griffin in double figures with 11 points.

Chestnut Hill College continues their CACC schedule on Tuesday, January 26, when they return to Sorgenti Arena for an 8:00 p.m. league contest with Goldey-Beacom College.

http://www.griffinathletics.com/news/2016/1/22/MBB_0122163307.aspx