Press of Atlantic City: Jason Mazda's Blog

Jason Mazda's blog

Saturday 04/06/2013
Posted: April 06, 2013 - 9:00 am
Truex Jr.: Martinsville 'couldn't happen at a better time for us'

Martin Truex Jr. has finished fifth in two of the past three NASCAR Sprint Cup spring races at Martinsville Speedway.

Friday 04/05/2013
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 1:23 pm
Martinsville, formerly a struggle for Truex Jr., now one of his better tracks

Martinsville Speedway wasn’t kind to Martin Truex Jr. — until he joined Michael Waltrip Racing.

Thursday 04/04/2013
Updated: April 04, 2013 - 12:17 pm
Middle grad Kerr earns another D-II All-American honor

The awards keep rolling in for Middle Township High School graduate Garret Kerr.

Friday 03/29/2013
Updated: March 29, 2013 - 6:32 pm
St. Augustine's Johnson could join Southern's Carson as a starter on Penn State's defense

Glenn Carson might not be the only local starting for the Penn State football team’s defense this season.

Tuesday 03/26/2013
Updated: March 27, 2013 - 3:14 am
Bridgeton alum, West Virginia DL Brown says he's gotten stronger, faster

Bridgeton High School graduate Christian Brown says the West Virginia University football team is “going to shock a whole lot of people this season.”

Updated: March 26, 2013 - 12:36 am
Rutgers to wear names of Sandy-ravaged towns on jerseys for spring football game

“Atlantic City” will be emblazoned across the back of one player in the Rutgers University football team’s annual Scarlet-White spring game April 27. “Wildwood” and “Long Beach Township” might, too.

Monday 03/25/2013
Updated: March 26, 2013 - 11:04 am
Three teams that played in Atlantic City make NCAA hockey tournament

Three of the four teams that played at Boardwalk Hall over the weekend were selected Sunday for the 16-team NCAA Division men’s ice hockey tournament.

Thursday 03/21/2013
Updated: March 22, 2013 - 1:03 am
Middle grad Kerr named Division II All-American for University of the Sciences

Middle Township High School graduate Garret Kerr was named an NCAA Division II men’s basketball second-team All-American by a panel of Division II sports information directors Thursday.

Updated: March 22, 2013 - 1:03 am
Truex Jr.: First time at Fontana with new cars should be "a great race for fans"

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., this weekend to race its new “Generation 6” cars on a 2-mile track for the first time.

Wednesday 03/20/2013
Posted: March 20, 2013 - 5:50 pm
Truex Jr. plans to keep moving up in standings

Martin Truex Jr. has moved up from 34th to 18th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings over the past two weeks.

Tuesday 03/19/2013
Updated: March 19, 2013 - 6:29 pm
La Salle game is reason for optimism as Shereesha Richards, Albany prepare for UNC in NCAA women's basketball tournament

Atlantic Christian School graduate Shereesha Richards and the University at Albany women’s basketball team are clear underdogs in the NCAA tournament.

Friday 03/08/2013
Updated: March 08, 2013 - 10:09 pm
Absegami grad Booker earns Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team honors

Tara Booker has established herself as one of best players in the history of the George Washington University women’s basketball team.

Updated: March 08, 2013 - 10:09 pm
Truex jokes he needs to find a witch doctor in Las Vegas to reverse fortunes

Martin Truex Jr. is in 34th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings through two races this season.

Thursday 02/28/2013
Updated: March 01, 2013 - 12:20 am
Holy Spirit grad B.J. Bailey's father watches big night for Lehigh

B.J. Bailey’s game-high 17 points in Wednesday night’s Lehigh victory were even more special because of someone in the stands.

Updated: February 28, 2013 - 11:55 pm
Truex anxious to see how Gen-6 car performs at Phoenix

The elephant in the room every year at the Daytona 500 is that the most important thing at NASCAR’s biggest race is luck.

Monday 02/25/2013
Updated: February 25, 2013 - 4:38 pm
New Jersey Motorsports Park to allow fans to drive on tracks for free Saturday

If you’ve ever attended a race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville and wondered what it’s like to drive on the tracks there, now is your chance.

Posted: February 25, 2013 - 11:39 am
Sacred Heart grad Ashley Durham scores 1,000th point for Canisius

Sacred Heart High School graduate Ashley Durham celebrated the Canisius College women’s basketball team’s Senior Day on Sunday with a milestone.

Sunday 02/24/2013
Updated: February 25, 2013 - 12:09 am
Albany Devils play last of four games at Boardwalk Hall today vs. Hershey Bears

Minor-league hockey returns to Atlantic City for the fourth and final time this season when the Albany Devils host the Hershey Bears at Boardwalk Hall at 4 p.m.

Thursday 02/21/2013
Updated: February 21, 2013 - 1:01 am
Ryan Truex to drive in June 2 Sprint Cup race at Dover

Ryan Truex has more good news for his hometown fans.

Updated: February 21, 2013 - 11:10 pm
Broken window costs Truex Jr. strong starting spot in Daytona 500

Martin Truex Jr. was on his way to a top-12 start in the Daytona 500, but then it all fell apart.

Monday 02/18/2013
Updated: February 19, 2013 - 12:18 am
Ryan Truex to drive in Sprint Cup race April 27 at Richmond

Ryan Truex is taking the next step.

Thursday 02/07/2013
Updated: February 08, 2013 - 12:36 am
St. Augustine Prep grad Thompson featured in TV segment

St. Augustine Prep graduate Josh Thompson was featured on Fox College Sports in a segment during halftime of the Wagner College men’s basketball team’s win over Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday night.

Monday 02/04/2013
Updated: February 04, 2013 - 2:28 pm
Blogger praises ex-Atlantic City star Toombs

Former Atlantic City High School basketball star Khalif Toombs has not had an easy job the past few years.

Updated: February 04, 2013 - 2:28 pm
Budweiser commercial displays talents of horse trainer who performed at Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo

Millions of people across the country enjoyed the Budweiser Clydesdale commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Saturday 02/02/2013
Updated: February 20, 2013 - 10:26 pm
Questions from preseason have been Flyers' undoing so far

In the preseason, I wrote about five questions that the Philadelphia Flyers faced that would determine their fate this season.

Updated: February 02, 2013 - 10:53 pm
Wildwood's Wesley Hills wants to add to Delaware's football tradition

Wesley Hills' Wildwood High School football career was about making history, taking a downtrodden program to the playoffs for the first time.

Friday 02/01/2013
Updated: February 02, 2013 - 12:05 am
Wildwood's Hills commits to Delaware

Wesley Hills’ Wildwood High School football career was about making history, taking a downtrodden program to the playoffs for the first time.

Updated: February 01, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Middle Township's Toney likely to continue recruiting process past national signing day

One highly touted local high school football player who likely won’t sign a national letter of intent Wednesday is Middle Township’s Terrance Toney.

Thursday 01/31/2013
Posted: January 31, 2013 - 1:33 pm
Absegami's Mostafa 'confident moving forward' after George Washington nearly pulls upset

Sara Mostafa had arguably her best game of the season for the George Washington women's basketball team Wednesday night.

Posted: January 31, 2013 - 1:30 pm
Atlantic City's Toombs honored for 1,000th career point at South Carolina State

South Carolina State recognized men’s basketball player Khalif Toombs before Wednesday night’s game against Hampton for scoring his 1,000th career point three days earlier.

Monday 01/28/2013
Updated: February 18, 2013 - 10:19 pm
Flyers' schedule should ease up soon

The Philadelphia Flyers have major issues.

Updated: January 28, 2013 - 12:11 am
Lowe's team makes early exit in Rolex 24 after wreck; finishes 48th among 56

The Rolex 24 at Daytona was going as planned for Atlantic County doctor Jim Lowe and the Doran Racing team.

Friday 01/25/2013
Posted: January 25, 2013 - 9:07 pm
Lowe says his team can win Rolex 24

Practice is over for South Jersey doctor Jim Lowe.

Updated: January 27, 2013 - 12:35 am
Bridgeton's Williams named an FCS All-American

Bridgeton resident Dominique Williams was rewarded for his stellar 2012 football season Friday when he was named to the College Sports Journal's FCS All-American team.

Thursday 01/24/2013
Updated: January 25, 2013 - 12:02 am
New Jersey Motorsports Park members join forces for Rolex 24 at Daytona

The New Jersey Motorsports Park Drivers Club will be well-represented in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend.

Updated: January 24, 2013 - 10:56 am
The buzz from Bailey's big night: Holy Spirit grad stars for Lehigh

Holy Spirit High School graduate B.J. Bailey had the best game of his collegiate career Wednesday night.

Wednesday 01/23/2013
Posted: January 23, 2013 - 11:46 am
South Jersey doctor starts practicing Thursday for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Linwood-based doctor Jim Lowe said earlier this month that he believes Doran Racing’s new car will have a chance to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Tuesday 01/15/2013
Updated: January 15, 2013 - 8:20 pm
Briere skates with Flyers but doesn't expect to play in opener due to wrist injury

VOORHEES — Danny Briere was back on the ice Tuesday at Flyers Skate Zone, but he said he still likely will miss the Philadelphia Flyers’ first two games of the season.

Sunday 01/13/2013
Updated: January 13, 2013 - 7:13 pm
Albany Devils game at Boardwalk Hall gets fans ready for NHL season

Less than one week before the belated start to the NHL season, fans got a chance to whet their appetite for hockey Sunday as the Albany Devils hosted the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in an American Hockey League game at Boardwalk Hall.

Thursday 01/10/2013
Posted: January 10, 2013 - 4:29 pm
Middle Township football star Vogelei heading to Towson

Middle Township High School football player Zack Vogelei confirmed in a phone interview Thursday afternoon that he has verbally committed to play for Towson University next season.

Tuesday 01/08/2013
Updated: January 08, 2013 - 1:59 pm
Truex Jr. heading to Daytona for testing

Stafford Township native Martin Truex Jr. will be back on the track this week.

Posted: January 08, 2013 - 9:00 am
Lowe: Roar Before the 24 a success

The three-day Roar Before the 24 testing session in Daytona Beach, Fla., was a success for the Doran Racing team, South Jersey-based doctor/driver Jim Lowe said.

Monday 01/07/2013
Posted: January 07, 2013 - 10:15 pm
Dover moves Cup qualifying back to Fridays

Dover International Speedway is changing its race schedule this season, reverting back to the way things used to be.

Thursday 12/13/2012
Updated: December 13, 2012 - 2:52 pm
Rutgers AD: Rice suspended for behavior, language not up to 'Rutgers standard'

Rutgers University director of intercollegiate athletics Tim Pernetti spoke for nearly eight minutes on a conference call Thursday afternoon about men's basketball coach Mike Rice's school-imposed three-game suspension and $50,000 fine. But Pernetti did not reveal many details as to what actually led to the fine.

Saturday 12/08/2012
Updated: December 08, 2012 - 12:03 pm
Cape-Atlantic League alumni Pangia, Ruley to play in National Bowl Game

Hammonton High School graduate Tom Pangia and Atlantic City High School graduate Patrick Ruley will play Sunday in the third annual National Bowl Game, an all-star college football game featuring 80 seniors from all three NCAA divisions.

Wednesday 12/05/2012
Posted: December 05, 2012 - 11:43 am
Mainland's Cooper updates status of commitment to Temple after Addazio's departure

Mainland Regional High School place-kicker Jim Cooper Jr. spoke candidly Tuesday night, just hours after learning that Temple football coach Steve Addazio had decided to leave for Boston College.

Monday 12/03/2012
Posted: December 03, 2012 - 11:40 am
Mays Landing's Kesselman optimistic about Princeton hockey

Aaron Kesselman would like to come home in March.

Updated: December 03, 2012 - 1:35 pm
Southern star Gesicki says he's impressed by Rutgers, Maryland moving to Big Ten

Last month’s news that Rutgers University and the University of Maryland would move to the Big Ten Conference caught the eye of one of the state’s top football recruits.

Updated: December 03, 2012 - 1:34 pm
Rutgers accepts Russell Athletic Bowl bid

The Rutgers University football team is heading to Orlando, Fla.

Wednesday 11/28/2012
Posted: November 28, 2012 - 7:15 pm
Thumb injury likely kept Devils star Henrique out of shootout in A.C.

New Jersey Devils star Adam Henrique gave a somewhat rambling answer when asked Sunday night why he didn't participate in a shootout between the Albany Devils and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.