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Bill Walsh's No. 16 will live on at Holy Spirit: McGarry  Press of Atlantic City

The Holy Spirit High School football team wanted to retire Bill Walsh's number.

No. 7 Holy Spirit gets tricky in win over Hammonton  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Coach A.J. Russo of the Holy Spirit High School football team jokingly called it the “Spartan Special.”

Holy Spirit High School presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — The Holy Spirit High School Drama Club will present two performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace."

Holy Spirit High School Announces New Hires  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Holy Spirit High School is pleased to welcome the Rev. Joshua Nevitt as director of Catholic identity, Jason Downey as director of enrollment ...

Holy Spirit High School 2018 graduation | Graduation Central  Press of Atlantic City

I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a ...

Eagles to sign Holy Spirit grad Joe Callahan  Press of Atlantic City

Joe Callahan will be continuing his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sacco returns, St. Joseph beats Holy Spirit 28-14 | Football  Press of Atlantic City

St. Joseph High School football team coach Paul Sacco directs his team as they play Holy Spirit, at Holy Spirit, in Absecon, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (VERNON ...

Absecon's Callahan ready for extended action in Eagles preseason finale  Press of Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA — Quarterback Joe Callahan and the rest of the Eagles' backups will get one more chance to try to earn a spot on the regular-season roster or ...

Holy Spirit grad Callahan shines in Eagles' open practice at Linc  Press of Atlantic City

SUNDAY AT EAGLES CAMP. (Press Eagles beat writer David Weinberg will be offering some observations during training camp). The quarterbacks ...

Who are the top athletes at Holy Spirit High School since 2000?  Press of Atlantic City

The debate has raged on for decades: Who is the best athlete at a particular school? The Press' longtime high school sports reporter Michael McGarry attempts ...

DeMarco hopes to bring wins from St. Joseph to Holy Spirit field hockey  Press of Atlantic City

The Holy Spirit High School field hockey team has been winless for two years, but that negative streak will likely end this fall now that the Spartans have hired ...

Large Sinkhole Forces Closure of Route 9 in Absecon

A large sinkhole developed on Route 9 in Absecon Monday evening and police are cautioning it could take several hours to repair.

Holy Spirit vs. St. Augustine the 'biggest game of the year'  Press of Atlantic City

Ryan Yost opened his eyes each morning this week with one thought.

The Press high school football Elite 11 ranking  Press of Atlantic City

The Press Football Elite 11. A ranking of teams in the West Jersey Football League and Ocean County. Ranking selected by the Press high school sports staff ...

Smith, Kelly  Press of Atlantic City

Smith, Kelly, - Smith, Kelly A. - 47, of Egg Harbor Twp., passed away at home unexpectedly on Thursday, April 26, 2018, following complications from recent ...

2019 Seagull Classic schedule released | High School  Press of Atlantic City

The schedule for the 2019 Seagull Classic at Holy Spirit has been released.

GALLERY: Holy Spirit vs Hudson Catholic Football  Press of Atlantic City

Holy Spirit vs Hudson Catholic in the Non-Public II football semifinals. Nov. 9, 2018, (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Holy Spirit celebrates a half-century of progress in Absecon  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Jay Connell recalls arriving at the brand-new Holy Spirit High School building 50 years ago this month as a freshman and finding a school pretty ...

Spartans weather rain, mud to reach state final  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — The Holy Spirit High School football team didn't let a little rain and a lot of mud slow its charge toward a possible state championship Friday night.

Hudson Catholic at Holy Spirit | |  Press of Atlantic City

The Holy Spirit High School football team finds itself a win away from another state final.

Holy Spirit grad Callahan working to fit in with Eagles  Press of Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA — Quarterback Joe Callahan gets ready for Eagles' Organized Team Activities at a tiny, cramped cubicle in the middle of the locker room at the ...

Shrek the Musical Holy Spirit High School  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON—Student at Holy Spirit High School delivered a successfull performance of Shrek the Musical Friday March 9 to Sunday March 11.

Youth football teams raise money for former Holy Spirit football coach Bill Walsh  Press of Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The youth football community of Atlantic County and its friends and families came out to Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday to ...

Brown's three touchdowns in 3 minutes sparks Holy Spirit football in first-round win  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Ahmad Brown and the Holy Spirit High School football team could do no wrong on Friday night.

Holy Spirit grad Callahan will get an opportunity with Eagles  Press of Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA — Holy Spirit High School graduate Joe Callahan will be getting plenty of chances to show his talent as a quarterback during the Eagles' ...

Sinagria, Michael A  Press of Atlantic City

Sinagria, Michael A, - 34, of Kissimmee, FL, formally of Absecon NJ. Passed away on April 16 2018. He graduated from Holy Spirit high school. He is survived by ...

Holy Spirit blending football culture with boys lacrosse  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — It felt just like a Friday night in the fall.

Holy Spirit 14, St. Joseph of Montvale 13 | |  Press of Atlantic City

Joe Sarnese dove at the feet of the St. Joseph-Montvale kicker on an extra-point attempt in the fourth quarter. The Holy Spirit High School senior heard the crowd ...

GALLERY: Eagles QB Joe Callahan's career | Sports Galleries  Press of Atlantic City

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Who made the high school football playoffs and when are they playing?  Press of Atlantic City

A rematch between a pair of Atlantic County schools highlights the first weekend of the high school football playoffs.

High School Senior Showcase 2018: Holy Spirit  Catholic Star Herald

Sixth in a nine-part series celebrating recent graduates from Catholic high schools across South Jersey. Previously: Our Lady of Mercy Academy; Paul VI; Saint ...

Holy Spirit boys knock off Ocean City, boost CAL playoff hopes  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON – Sam Lamonaca and the Holy Spirit High School boys basketball team had plenty of incentive to beat Ocean City in a pivotal Cape-Atlantic League ...

Holy Spirit looks for revenge vs. Mater Dei  Press of Atlantic City

The Holy Spirit High School football team can avenge one of the toughest losses in the program's history Friday.

Stevenson, John Garrett  Press of Atlantic City

Stevenson, John Garrett, - 29, of Mays Landing, joined the angels in Heaven on Monday, April 3, 2017. Garrett, a Holy Spirit High School graduate, had ...

Former Holy Spirit standout is new Atlantic City football coach  Press of Atlantic City

Leo Hamlett once quarterbacked Atlantic City High School's biggest rival.

Holy Spirit grad Joe Callahan has strong showing at Eagles camp  Press of Atlantic City

Press Staff Writer David Weinberg will offer observations throughout Eagles training camp.

Police: 5 Students Break Into, Vandalize Rival High School’s Campus  CBS Philly

ABSECON, N.J. (CBS) — Authorities say at least five students vandalized a rival high school's campus early morning Friday in Atlantic County. The incident ...

Holy Spirit holds off Atlantic City without QB  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — The Holy Spirit High School football team's defense struggled at times against Atlantic City's big playmakers Thursday morning.

Absecon artists put their flower pots to the test  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Local artists gathered at the historic Jonathan Pitney House on July 11 to showcase their skills with a flower pot.

Saturday’s S.J. roundup: Jada Byers’ huge performance carries No. 1 St. Joseph

Jada Byers built on his six-touchdown performance from a week ago with 281 yards on 26 carries and five more rushing touchdowns Saturday to carry the ...

Community rallies behind Holy Spirit coach Bill Walsh  Press of Atlantic City

MARGATE — In life, as in football, Holy Spirit High School assistant coach Bill Walsh believes teams need five qualities to achieve success.

BILLINGS, CLAUDIA (nee Thomas)  Press of Atlantic City

BILLINGS, CLAUDIA (nee Thomas), - 52, of ABSECON, beloved daughter of Adam (Jim) and Dolores Thomas. Claudia passed away peacefully surrounded by ...

Reale, Victor P.  Press of Atlantic City

Reale, Victor P., - of Northfield, 1960-2018. Born in Atlantic City on March 1, 1960 to Vincent and Dolores Reale, he was fifth in line of seven children and raised.

Holy Spirit's Buchan, McGettigan get 2nd at nationals  Press of Atlantic City

Holy Spirit High School's Andrew Buchan and Brett McGettigan rowed to a close second-place finish in the boys varsity double final at the Scholastic Rowing ...

Holy Spirit apologizes for monkey, banana skit  Press of Atlantic City

Holy Spirit High School student Giannay Givens addressed fellow students during a school assembly Monday morning to help them understand how a skit ...

Gideon, Elizabeth (Liz) Ann (nee Smith)  Press of Atlantic City

Gideon, Elizabeth (Liz) Ann (nee Smith), - of Northfield, loving and thoughtful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend passed away after a long ...

Who's running for office in Atlantic County?  Press of Atlantic City

Editor Note: The Press of Atlantic City reached out to all candidates in Atlantic County's municipal races over the summer and invited them to send in ...

Murphy, Michael Thomas  Press of Atlantic City

Murphy, Michael Thomas, - 29, of Somers Point, passed away on Thursday, October 25th at Cooper Hospital with his loving family by his side. Michael was born ...

Holy Spirit falls short in bid for state title  Press of Atlantic City

TOMS RIVER – The Holy Spirit High School wrestling team didn't just want to show up at the state team championships Sunday night.

Holy Spirit's Tim Fitzpatrick was the area's best wrestler  Press of Atlantic City

Tim Fitzpatrick came back from a trip last weekend of unofficial visits to NCAA Division I wrestling programs.

Former NFL Player William Green visits Holy Spirit High School Football Team  Press of Atlantic City

Monday August 24 2015 Former Holy Spirit High School grad and NFL running back William Green speaks to this year's team in the school's weight room.

GAGER, ARTHUR HENRY, IV  Press of Atlantic City

GAGER, ARTHUR HENRY, IV, - 32, of New York City, NY, Art left us on March 19, 2018 to be with Jesus. He succumbed to complications from acute pancreatitis.

NJ Football: Mater Dei Prep magic works in South Jersey  Asbury Park Press

The Seraphs engineered another miracle moment this time in South Jersey.

McAllister, James Thomas  Press of Atlantic City

McAllister, James Thomas, - 44, of Longport and Pompano Beach, FL passed away at home on Friday, October 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family with his ...

COSTABILE, KRISTIN  Press of Atlantic City

COSTABILE, KRISTIN, - 39, of Absecon, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Kristin was born in Atlantic City and a 1996 graduate of Holy ...

McDonough, III, Thomas J.  Press of Atlantic City

McDonough, III, Thomas J., - was born July 23, 1947, in Atlantic City and passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 19, 2018. A graduate of Holy Spirit ...

Holy Spirit remembers alumnus who was World Trade Center security chief  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Scott Higbee still sees his old classmate's face every time he enters Holy Spirit High School.

Kickstart tester  Press of Atlantic City

'We had a lot of info, we had a lot of leads, but it required a lot of manpower to investigate,' Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner says of unraveling the ...

Holy Spirit baseball and girls basketball coaches step down  Press of Atlantic City

Two of Holy Spirit High School's most successful coaches are changing their roles at the Absecon school.

Holy Spirit girls basketball impressive in 2-0 start | Basketball  Press of Atlantic City

The Holy Spirit High School girls basketball team has plenty of talent this year, and the Spartans are looking forward to their many challenges in the ...

Holy Spirit plays steady game to beat Absegami  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — The Holy Spirit High School girls basketball team defended well Monday and gradually increased its lead on visiting Absegami.

Absecon becomes Crabsecon on Saturday | Pleasantville-Absecon  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Residents may notice their town has gotten a little … crabbier … this Saturday.

Football coach Charlie Roman returning to Holy Spirit  Press of Atlantic City

Local high school football coach Charlie Roman is going back to his roots.

Beloved basketball tradition Seagull Classic returns after nearly 30 years  Press of Atlantic City

Nearly 30 years after it was last held, the Seagull Classic still grabs the attention of New Jersey high school basketball fans, players and coaches.

Thomas Kelly steps down as Atlantic City football coach  Press of Atlantic City

The Atlantic City High School football team rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Absegami 34-30 in a regular-season game Nov. 17, 2012.

Ney, James Howlett "Jimmy"  Press of Atlantic City

Ney, James Howlett "Jimmy", - 73, of Egg Harbor Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6 surrounded by his loving family. Jim grew up in ...

Emma C. Attales Middle School graduates 107  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Absecon School District Superintendent Theresa DeFranco told graduates at Emma C. Attales Middle School Friday night that an education is like ...

Police Find Pounds of Heroin in Home Across From South Jersey High School  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police found nearly 7 pounds of heroin, 3 ounces of cocaine and drug dealing materials in a home adjacent to a South Jersey high school.

Holy Spirit opens refurbished gym with rout of Cedar Creek  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — The Holy Spirit High School boys and girls basketball teams are enjoying the new-gym smell so far this season.

7 Holy Spirit girls to row for Division I college programs  Press of Atlantic City

Seven members of this year's Holy Spirit High School girls crew team will soon begin their collegiate rowing careers with NCAA Division I programs.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Tyner marks first year on the job  Press of Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING — The loved ones of Linwood's April Kauffman breathe easier knowing there have been arrests in her slaying. Atlantic County residents who ...

Callahan making progress in bid for Eagles backup spot  Press of Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles backup quarterback Joe Callahan caught the snap out of the shotgun formation during Tuesday's training camp practice and rolled to ...

Holy Spirit catcher Matthew Rivera commits to La Salle University  Press of Atlantic City

Matthew Rivera strives to present himself as a leader on and off the baseball field.

Number of women coaching high school girls lags in South Jersey  Press of Atlantic City

Danielle Brady grew up coached by men. Her dad was her youth sports coach. Paul Baruffi coached her when she played for the Ocean City High School girls ...

Original Spartans  Route 40

Dr. John Baker and Dr. Fred Dalzell worked the sidelines of Holy Spirit High School football games for parts of five decades. The prominent South Jersey ...

Bishop Sullivan announces priest appointments  Catholic Star Herald

Bishop Sullivan announces priest personnel changes. All appointments are effective July 1, unless otherwise noted. — Father John E. Bruni from Parochial Vicar ...

Press All-Stars: Holy Spirit girls crew remains the best in South Jersey  Press of Atlantic City

The Holy Spirit High School girls varsity-eight boat again set the standard for South Jersey girls crews this spring in the sport's toughest division.

Spirit boys win separately and together at Lake Lenape  Press of Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING — The Holy Spirit High School boys crew team raced against each other in the smaller sculling races at the Lake Lenape Sprints II regatta on ...

Cochrane, Jacquelyn A. "Jackie"  Press of Atlantic City

Cochrane, Jacquelyn A. "Jackie", - , 66, of Brigantine passed away suddenly on October 31, 2018. Jackie was born in Sea Isle City, NJ to the late Joseph and ...

BURKE, JOSEPH S.  Press of Atlantic City

BURKE, JOSEPH S., - 84, of Ventnor City, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 23, 2018. Joseph was born January 16, 1934 in ...

Ex-Vineland priest named in Pennsylvania child sex abuse report  Press of Atlantic City

Ex-Vineland priest in Pa. abuse report. {child_byline}JOHN DeROSIER. Staff Writer. {/child_byline}. A former Cumberland County priest was named in a scathing ...

Burroughs (Leone), Paula Carroll  Press of Atlantic City

Burroughs (Leone), Paula Carroll, - 67, of Port Republic City, is now free to walk with our Lord. She passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 with family ...

Ed Jerome  Martha's Vineyard Times

Ed Jerome, former Edgartown School principal and longtime Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby president, died on Sept. 18, 2018, after a ...

High school football, Thanksgiving go together in South Jersey: Weinberg  Press of Atlantic City

High school football is as much a part of my family's Thanksgiving as the unopened bottle of Manischewitz that sits on the table among the smoked turkey, ...

NFL QB Joe Callahan reconnects with Absecon Blue Devils youth football program  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Joe Callahan returned to his roots Thursday — bigger, stronger and wiser than he was in his days playing for the Absecon Blue Devils youth ...

Father Kenneth Johnston, retired pastor and principal, dies  Catholic Star Herald

Father Kenneth J. Johnston, 76, retired priest, a “great mentor” and “kind, gentlemanly priest,” and former pastor and high school principal, died on June 14.

Green Bay Packers promote Absecon's Joe Callahan to active roster  Press of Atlantic City

The Green Bay Packers signed Holy Spirit High School graduate and quarterback Joe Calla-han to their active roster, the team said Monday.

Ballesteros, Faye Marie Factura  Press of Atlantic City

Ballesteros, Faye Marie Factura , - 25, of Egg arbor Township, passed away at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Galloway Township, NJ on Tuesday July ...

WATCH: Linwood golfers find internet fame with trick shot videos  Press of Atlantic City

LINWOOD — A blizzard turned James Dalzell and Michael Mitnick into Instagram stars.

Callahan unfazed by Hackenberg's arrival  Press of Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles backup quarterback Joe Callahan rose to the challenge Monday at the NovaCare Complex.

5 Holy Spirit girls sign with NCAA Division I rowing programs  Press of Atlantic City

The Holy Spirit High School girls crew team has finished No. 1 in The Press Elite 11 for several years in a row, and that always shows itself on college.

PETITT, CAROL (nee COLLINS)  Press of Atlantic City

PETITT, CAROL (nee COLLINS), - 79, of Margate City, passed away peacefully Monday, October 22, 2018, surrounded by her family. Carol was the loving wife ...

Atlantic City firefighter Albert Mallen identified as man killed by train in Galloway Township  Press of Atlantic City

The man struck and killed Monday on the tracks of an Atlantic City Rail Line has been identified as Atlantic City firefighter Albert Mallen, 45, of Egg Harbor ...

HLADUN, JOHN W.  Press of Atlantic City

HLADUN, JOHN W., - 90, of Atlantic City, passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018 in the arms of his loving wife of 62 years, Ann. Born and raised in Atlantic.

Holy Spirit girls soccer coach balances pregnancy, run to S.J. final  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Alicia Downey can't bear the thought of being less hands-on during the Holy Spirit High School girls soccer team's state tournament run.

HEALD, CATHERINE "CASS" (nee McCABE)  Press of Atlantic City

HEALD, CATHERINE "CASS" (nee McCABE), - 96, of Atlantic City, passed on to her heavenly reward March 21, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Holy Spirit's Ayanna Jones feels at home as Muslim at Catholic school  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Ayanna Jones smiled when she outhustled a teammate for a rebound at a Holy Spirit High School girls basketball practice last week.

Branca, Kathleen (Nee Egan)  Press of Atlantic City

Branca, Kathleen (Nee Egan), - 61, of Mays Landing, NJ, it is with great sadness that the family of Kathleen (Kathie) Branca announces her sudden passing of ...

DeVecchis, Arthur D. III  Press of Atlantic City

DeVecchis, Arthur D. III, - 59, of Brigantine, passed into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in.

Holy Spirit wins first ever South Jersey wrestling title  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — The Holy Spirit High School wrestling team can finally call itself a champion.

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