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Clayton defeated Wildwood 64-63 in Tuesday’s South Jersey Group 1 boys basketball sectional title game on March 5, 2019. Photo/Charles J. Olson

What makes Wildwood one of New Jersey's preeminent basketball towns: While football dominates many communities in the region, the resort has a passion for basketball. It’s the No. 1 sport at the island’s two high schools, Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic, Michael McGarry writes.

Tree cutting starts around Bass River fire tower: Six to 7 acres have been cut around the Bass River State Forest fire tower to increase visibility for fire spotters.

Atlantic City's credit rating upgraded by Moody's: Moody's upgraded Atlantic City "because of the city's reduced, albeit continued, financial and economic stress," according to a release from the agency.

Volunteers plan search, march for missing 5-year-old Bridgeton girl: A community search and flyer campaign is scheduled for Sunday, with a march to City Hall on Monday, both starting at 10 a.m. in the park at 25 Mayor Aitken Drive.

Pressure nothing new for Eagles as they prepare for Seattle: The Eagles (9-7) will host the Seattle Seahawks (11-5) in an NFC wild-card playoff game Sunday after winning four straight games to secure their second division title in three years.

Kylee Watson breaks Mainland career scoring record, but No. 9 Mustangs fall at Seagull Classic: The 6-foot-5 senior and Oregon recruit has scored 1,651 career points, breaking the record of 1,629 set by 1987 Mainland graduate Angie Evans.

Mainland Cherokee girls basketball

Mainland Regional High School’s Kylee Watson is congratulated by coach Scott Betson and her mother, assistant coach Courtney Watson, after breaking the school scoring record during her game against Cherokee High School, in Absecon, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Watson broke the record set by Angie Evans. (VERNON OGRODNEK / For The Press)

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