Thursday, December 29, 2011

Northern Highlands Holiday Tournament Championship: Wayne Valley 62, Northern Highlands 53

Senior forward Chris Homsi scored a game-high 23 points with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead Wayne Valley to a 62-53 victory over Northern Highlands in the championship of the Northern Highlands Holiday Tournament in Allendale.
Wayne Valley went on a 10-0 run late in the second quarter to turn an 18-15 deficit into a 25-18 lead and never trailed again. Senior guard James Grevenitz had 13 points and Andrew Keane added 11 points and a team high 11 rebounds to pace Wayne. Jay Mustafa had 5 assists.

JP Flynn Holiday Tournament Championship: DePaul 54, Mendham 38

Juwuan Carter scored 15 points to propel DePaul in the final of the J.P. Flynn Memorial Tournament at Delbarton in Morris Township. Josh Marquez and Davon Jacobs each finished with 12 points and Kiy Hester added 10 points for DePaul. Andrew Jacobs led Mendham with 17 points.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Northern Highlands Boys Basketball Tournament: Wayne Valley 91, Parmaus 43

Senior guard James Grevenitz scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to lead Wayne Valley in the first round of the Northern Highlands Tournament in Allendale. Senior guard Jay Mustafa added 12 points and four steals and junior guard Anthony Simone scored all 12 of his points in the fourth quarter for Wayne Valley. Shawn Vogel led the team with 5 rebounds. Mustafa and Andrew Keane had 4 boards apiece. Sophomore Austin Shelly dished out 4 assists.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 54, Wayne Hills 29

Chris Homsi had 14 points and James Grevenitz had 13 to lead Wayne Valley (3-0). Jay Mustafa added 9 points. Luke Primerano had 6 points and 6 rebounds. Homsi and Mustafa had 5 assists apiece. Andrew Keane had 5 points and 5 boards. Scott Arkin had 6 rebounds and Mustafa had 5. Arris Hunt and Scott Wills had 8 and 7 points respectively for Hills.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 69, Lakeland 40

Chris Homsi accounted for 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, as Valley (2-0) won easily. James Grevenitz chipped in with 15 points. Jay Mustafa added 13 points, while dishing out 8 assists. Scott Arkin scored 7 points and Andrew Keane had 7 boards.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 61, Passaic Valley 37

James Grevenitz poured in 21 points as Wayne Valley won its opener. Chris Homsi chipped in with 10 points. Andrew Keane and Jay Mustafa had 9 and 8 points respectively. Scott Arkin added 7 points.

Boys Basketball: DePaul 73, Paramus Catholic 57

Davon Jacobs had 21 points and Josh Marquez had 18 points as DePaul won its opener. Sanders Green added 11 points.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley Preview

Source: The Wayne Today

Stretched out on the basketball court, Wayne Valley's Chris Homsi was gripping his knee and seemingly cursing his rotten luck. The Indians' basketball star had (Click here to read more)

Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills Preview

Source: The Wayne Today

Paul Palek will be the first to tell you that it's much easier the second time around.
After struggling through the first half of the season in his (Click here to read more)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Boys Basketball: DePaul Preview

Source: Bergen Record

DePaul has brought back every significant contributor from a boys basketball team that (Click here to read more)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

State Sectional Final Football: Wayne Hills 15, Old Tappan 12

Source: CBS

Despite being down nine players, Wayne Hills High School wins a state championship football game against Old Tappan Saturday. Their sidelined players were were banned from tonight’s game after being charged with assaulting two (Click here to read more)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Education commissioner bars Wayne Hills players from championship

Source: The Bergen Record

The state’s education commissioner upheld the Wayne Board of Education’s order to suspend nine Wayne Hills High football players (Click here to read more)

Unlike Wayne Hills, Matawan and Darien High Schools handles a discipline issue the right way

Politi: Unlike Wayne Hills, Matawan High School handles a discipline issue the right way

Source: The Star Ledger

A high school football team is headed to a sectional championship game Saturday without several key players, all suspended for poor behavior. But no, this is not the story you think it is.
In this town, none of the parents have filed lawsuits to reverse the suspensions before kickoff. On this team, none of the players have marched into a board of education meeting in their uniforms to protest the decision. In this story, the coach and his defenders are not making lame references to the Constitution to protect the latest state title, as if the founding fathers fought to defend our rights to wear shoulder pads. This is not Wayne Hills, where half a town seems to have cracked its moral compasses over a football game. This is Matawan, about an hour down (Click Here To Read More)

Two Darien football players suspended for Turkey Bowl after assault arrests

Source: The New Canaan Advertiser

Two Darien football players may not be able to play in Thursday's Turkey Bowl against the Rams due to an incident at an underage drinking party involving an assault that took place on Friday, November 18, according to police. The assault is under investigation by Darien Police. So far, one person has been charged, Scott Waters, 18, who played (Click Here To Read More)

Lowry: On the Wayne football saga

Source: The Bergen Record

Somewhere along the way, some folks in Wayne lost their compass. This is football, for goodness' sakes. This is not famine or war. This is not about poverty or human rights. And this is certainly not about college scholarships. This is about, or should be about, setting examples, teaching right from wrong, teaching that actions have consequences. I imagine Coach Olsen has sounded some of these very themes in his many decades of on-field success. How could he not have? Perhaps he repeated them so many times that he lost sight of their meaning. (Click here to read more._

Thursday, December 1, 2011

State judge upholds suspension of Wayne Hills football players

Source: The Bergen Record

A state judge upheld the suspension from sports of nine Wayne Hills High School football players, a decision that would bar them from playing (Click here to read more)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Judge defers to education commissioner on Wayne Hills suspensions

Source: The Bergen Record

A judge declined Wednesday to lift the suspension of nine Wayne Hills High School football players charged with aggravated assault, deferring to the state education commissioner. (Click here to read more)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Suspended Wayne Hills football players sue, alleging rights violated

Source: The Bergen Record

Nine Wayne Hills High School football players charged with assault filed a civil suit Monday, alleging that the school board and interim superintendent violated (Click here to read more)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Assault case puts Wayne Hills football dynasty in tough spot

Source: The Bergen Record

Despite the charges, Olsen played Monaghan throughout the playoff game against Paramus, and the senior scored the penultimate touchdown that night as the Patriots beat the visitors 48-21. They punched in the final touchdown with less than 45 seconds left on the clock. Olsen is known for being relentless on the field. He kept his first team offense in the entire game against Paramus. He did the same when his team ran up a 48-0 victory against Vernon a week (Click here to read more)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

D'Alessandro: In Wayne Hills assault case, school board finally sees the light and finds the high road

Source: The Star Ledger

The Wayne Board made it clear that the township is sick and tired of being disgraced — not just around the county and around the state, but around the country — and the superintendent’s original decision to suspend the nine players charged with assaulting two kids from Wayne Valley will be upheld until law enforcement completes its own responsibility. in this day and age, it’s getting harder when you have football coaches like Olsen, who justify violence under the rubric of “innocent until proven guilty.” It may (Click Here To Read More)

Friday, November 25, 2011

School board upholds suspensions of accused Wayne Hills football players

Source: The Bergen Record

The Board of Education today upheld a ruling by the superintendent to suspend nine Wayne Hills football players who are charged with aggravated assault from playing football as the team heads to sectional (Click here to read more)

Source: The Star Ledger

Nine Wayne Hills High School football players who were charged last month with aggravated assault stemming from a fight at a private party will not be allowed to play when their team vies for a (Click here to read more)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Passaic prosecutor warns school board about Wayne Hills assault hearing

Source: The Bergen Record
The Passaic County prosecutor on Wednesday warned the school board it may jeopardize an aggravated assault investigation involving nine Wayne Hills High School football players if it goes ahead with a planned hearing of evidence in the case. In a hand-delivered letter to the board's attorney, Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes (Click here to read more)

Football: Pompton Lakes 15, Butler 7

Pompton Lakes vs. Butler, the biggest football rivalry in the state from 1933 to 1980, was renewed Wednesday night. Pompton won, 15-7. When the series ended in 1980, Butler was on a 11 game win streak, making this Pompton's first win over Butler since 1968.

Scott Mahoney, Pompton's head coach, played for Pompton Lakes in the late 1980's. His father was a longtime assistant coach at Pompton.

"The series ended by the time I was in high school," Mahoney said. "But I grew up watching these games. They were always good games, but Butler always seemed to come out on top. In all my years involved with Pompton Lakes football, I never kept a game ball and put it in my house. That's just not my thing. But I'm keeping this one. It's that special."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wayne Hills teacher blasted with air horn doesn't believe student tried to hurt her, report says

Source: The Bergen Record

Marina Cangialosi, a language arts teacher, attempted to retrieve the air horn from Joe Lane, 18, a member of the Wayne Hills team, three times during a pep rally Friday that capped off the high school’s spirit week.Lane was hiding the air horn behind his back during the rally, Cangialosi told the officer, the report says.Lane tried to pass the air horn to teammate

Andrew Monaghan when Cangialosi asked him to hand it over. Monaghan refused to take it, the report (Click here to read more)

Air horn blast injures Wayne Hills teacher at pep rally

A Wayne Hills High School teacher was injured Friday when at least one Wayne Hills football player blasted an air horn near the teacher’s face at a school pep rally, injuring her eye, the teacher’s union president confirmed.

“We are aware of the incident and referred the matter to the district administration,” Sean Spiller, the Wayne Education Association president, said Monday.
Spiller did (Click here to read more)

Friday, November 18, 2011

State Sectional Semifinals: Wayne Hills 48, Paramus 21

D'Alessandro: Wayne Hills coach Chris Olsen puts on a poor display amid charges against his players
Source: The Star Ledger
Honest, we didn’t want to pile on Chris Olsen, a fine high school coach despite his reputation for being a classless winner and a lousy loser, which — luckily for the adoring townspeople of Wayne, who bow to his domineering countenance — is a side he doesn’t have to show very often.
That was the case again tonight, when Wayne Hills posted a 48-21 rout of Paramus in a state semifinal. To call this a fervent spectacle would be a gross overstatement. The stands were only two-thirds full, an odd thing that one fan who wouldn’t reveal his identity (Click here to read more)

Football takes precedence
Source: The Bergen Record
NEW JERSEY has the toughest anti-bullying law in the nation. School administrators across the state complain it forces draconian actions for minor offenses. In Wayne, no such dilemma exists. Two Wayne students were assaulted, allegedly by nine Wayne football players, and all the district cares about is whether the criminally charged football players are being treated (Click here to read more)

Wayne Hills football team plays after week of controversy
Source: The Bergen Record
Nine Wayne Hills football players charged with aggravated assault were allowed to suit up for Friday’s playoff game – with one returning the opening kickoff – after defense lawyers presented information (Click here to read more)

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Wayne Hills puts bullies ahead of victims by reinstating football players

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The Mess At Wayne Hills

Source: New12 New Jersey

Wayne Hills went into lockdown mode. TV crews from several New York stations were chased off school property last Friday morning. The News 12 crew that did arrive was greeted rudely by what they recognized as “members of the coaching staff”. Fans on campus later pelted our News 12 van with eggs and rocks (apparently taking a cue from the yo-yo’s at Penn State earlier in the week). The superintendent did finally go on camera with us late Friday night. Click Here To Read More

Wayne Hills football players charged with aggravated asssault will be allowed to play in state playoff game, board rules

Source: Wayne Patch

Nine Wayne Hills football players may participate in the team's game Friday against Paramus, after the Board of Education voted unanimously at a standing-room only meeting to hold off on an extracurricular activities ban placed on (Click Here To Read More)

Source: The Bergen Record

The nine Wayne Hills High football players benched after they were charged with aggravated assault were reinstated to play in today’s game after a lengthy meeting at (Click here to read more)

60 Wayne Hills players crowd into meeting

Source: The Bergen Record

About 60 Wayne Hills High football players, wearing black and maroon team jerseys and sweatshirts, crowded into a meeting room in Town Hall, a day after the district benched nine players who are charged with aggravated assault.Wayne Hills coach Chris Olsen speaking during a Board of Education meeting. The players, team staff and supporters quietly (Click Here To Read More)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Accused Wayne Hills players barred from football

Source: The Bergen Record

The nine Wayne Hills High football players charged with the aggravated assault of two teens will be barred from extracurricular activities, including sports, starting today, interim Superintendent Michael Roth said in a (Click Here To Read More)

Wayne Madness: Football Trumps Criminal Charges

Source: The Bergen Record

IN CASE anyone is in doubt, no one is forcefully leading the Wayne school district. That is not the case with Wayne Hills High football. That program could not be stopped even when nine members of its squad were charged with aggravated assault.
In Wayne, where the (Click Here To Read More)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wayne school officials to give statement about nine football players charged with assault

Source: The Bergen Record

School board president Donald Pavlak Jr. declined comment on the nine Wayne Hills High School football players charged with aggravated assault, but said a statement would be released today or (Click here to read more)

NJ state senator criticizes decision to let 9 accused Wayne Hills students take part in playoffs

Source: The Bergen Record

A state senator says the schools superintendent’s misread the law when he decided not to bar the nine Wayne Hills High football players charged with aggravated assault from the participating in playoff games.

“To say that state law prohibits them from suspending the students is an absolute falsehood,” said Sen. Kevin O’Toole, who (Click here to read more)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Football: Section I, Group III Playoffs: Wayne Hills 48, Vernon 0

Source: The Star Ledger

Andrew Monaghan (pictured above shortly after pregame introductions) burst through the smoke flowing out of the bright maroon helmet in the corner of the end zone, leading his team onto the field as he has every game this season.
But before the game even started, there was chatter in the stands about whether Monaghan and eight of his teammates on the Wayne Hills football team would be allowed to play after being charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated assault each. The school determined the players
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Patriots Roll To Playoff Win In Wake Of Assault Charges
Source: The Wayne Patch

Fans supportive of team despite players charged with aggravated assual being (Click here to read more)

Football: Non Public Group III Playoffs: Immaculata 38, DePaul 28

Antonio Natale threw for 186 yards and four touchdowns, including two to spark a 17-point fourth quarter that lifted Immaculata to a 38-28 victory over DePaul in the first round of the NJSIAA/Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey Non-Public, Group 3 playoffs last night in Somerville.

After Joe Moreno scored on runs of 5 and 3 yards in the first-quarter for DePaul, the Natale aerial show began in the second quarter. First he connected with Chandler Vanderbeek on a 60-yard scoring play. Then Jake Eisenstodt returned a fumble 36 yards to send the teams to the locker room tied at 14-14.

Natale and Vanderbeek hooked up for a 37-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Natale connected for scoring passes of 17 yards to Shayne Jones and 18 yards to Trevor Socarras. Matthew Kassenbaum kicked a 27-yard field goal to conclude the Immaculata scoring. Vanderbeek finished with 116 yards receiving and Kellen Sperduto rushed for 114 yards on 24 carries for Immaculata.

Travis Bligh and Zach Bednarczyk each added 1-yard scoring runs in the second half for DePaul.Details and Photos To Come


Arrested Wayne Hills players can take part in tonight's playoff game

Source: The Bergen Record

The Wayne Hill High School football players arrested this week on aggravated assault charges will be allowed to suit up for tonight’s playoff game against Vernon, the district superintendent said. Michael Roth, interim Wayne schools superintendent, cited state (Click Here To Read More)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nine Wayne Hills Football Players Charged with Aggravated Assault

(Andrew Monaghan)

Source: The Bergen Record

All nine Wayne Hills High students charged with assaulting two other teens are members of the school’s football squad, but no district official, including the superintendent, would say whether they’ll be allowed to take part in the first playoff game Friday night.
All but one school board member Thursday either refused to comment or did not return calls about the Oct. 29 attack on two Wayne Valley High students, and principal Scot Beckerman would not comment. Interim superintendent Michael Roth could (Click Here To Read More)

Source: The Wayne Patch

Nine Wayne Hills High School football players have been charged with aggravated assault after attacking two Wayne Valley High School students on Urban Club Road Saturday Oct. 29, Police Chief John Reardon said. The players, including star senior receiver Andrew Monaghan (Pictured Above), 18, were (Click here to read more)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

9 Wayne Hills students, including star football player, arrested on assault charges

Source: The Bergen Record

Authorities charged a star Wayne Hills High School football player and eight other students of the school with aggravated assault following an attack on two Wayne Valley High students that left one teen unconscious, police said. Andrew Monaghan, 18, a senior receiver/cornerback, was arrested Tuesday with the eight others in connection with the attack that followed a party on (Click Here To Read More)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Boys Soccer: Section I, Group III Quarterfinals

Randolph 2, Wayne Valley 1, OT: Kevin Trapmann scored on an assist from Alex Sherin, but Valley still lost in overtime. Nick Mihalik had 6 saves.
Morris Hills 1, Wayne Hills 0: Paul Cava had six saves for Hills
Delbarton 2, DePaul 1 (2OT): Zach Knudson scored, but DePaul lost in double overtime. Eric Klenofsky had 6 saves.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Football: St. Joseph's Montvale 34, Wayne Hills 10

Spencer Aukamp connected with junior wideout Ricky Jeune for a 52-yard touchdown pass on a fly pattern down the left sideline just 2:06 into the game to give St. Joes an early 7-0 lead. The speedy and sure handed Jeune beat two Wayne Hills (8-1) defenders on the play. The three-play drive was set up by Christian Stapleton’s interception of a Kevin Olsen pass. Wayne Hills immediately shaved the St. Joseph lead to 7-3 with an impressive 66-yard drive that concluded with a 34-yard field goal by Erik Martinez.

From that point on it was all St. Joes. Aukamp threw for 219 yards, threw for three score and ran for another. Jeune caught 6 of those passes for 130 yards.

Hills drove four times into Joes terrytory, but could not convert. Mike Guarino had a key pick and Justin Beveridge recovered a muffed punt, but neither led to points. Hills drove late in the first half, but time expired when a Andrew Monaghan got tackled on the five yard line off a screen pass from Kevin Olsen. Hills couldn't get another play off. Hills' touchdown came on a 55 yard Christian Rodriguez run.

"We had the ball inside the red zone four times and only scored three points," said coach Chris Olsen. "I think St. Joes is a really good football team. But I put a lot of this on us. Some of the mistakes we made were mind boggling."

Hills (8-1) is still expected to earn the top seed in the Section I, Group III playoffs.

"We have a chance to win our 8th state championship," Olsen said. "We haven't been playing well the last couple weeks. But we were 8-0."

Football: DePaul 55, Demarest 40

Joe Moreno scored on runs of 1, 5 and 3 and rushed for 103 yards to lead DePaul (8-1). Zach Bednarczyk threw an 81 yard touchdown pass to Massimo Aronson and also ran for a 15 yard touchdown. Davon Jacobs scored on a 26 yard run and on an 84 yard kickoff return. Khaliem Hester scored on a 30 yard fumble return.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills 31, Ramapo 24

Wayne Hills (8-0) trailed Ramapo (5-3) at halftime, 21-10. Evidently, it was just a bump in the road. Hills thorougly outplayed Ramapo in the second half to record an impressive come from behind win. Hills gained just 31 rushing yards in the first half, with Rampo's Matt Ambrose recording five talkes for a loss. Hills exploded for 150 rushing yards in the second half. Ramapo's Ryan Dougherty threw five completions to Doug Norkett for 111 yards in the first half. The tandem was almost entirely shut down in the second half as they combined for one short completion.

Ramapo jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Dougherty found Norkett for a 55 yard touchdown. Hills tied it on a Dom Santoro 21 yard run. Ramapo added to the lead in the second quarter on a 2-yard touchdown push by Zach Boucher and a 14 yard Dougherty to Norkett touchdown throw. The third touchdown was set up when Pat O'Hagen forced Kevin Olsen fumble with a jarring sack. Hills got a 30 yard field goal from Erik Martinez on the last play of the first half.

"The field goal was big," said Hills coach Chris Olsen. "I told them at halftime if we could score on the first series of the second half we would be in good shape."

That's exactly what happened. The score came on a 37-yard screen from Olsen to Andrew Monoghan. Wayne's next two scores came on 38 and 35 yard runs by Christian Rodriguez.

Joe Lane spearheaded the defensive charge with five tackles in the second half, four of which were for a loss. Garrett Rubin had six tackles in the second half.

"We had to pick it up in the second half," Lane said. "We just dug down deep. I knew we could win this game."

Photos To Come

Football: DePaul 35, Lakeland 0

Joe Moreno rushed for two touchdowns (44 and 3 yards) and Travis Bligh threw two touchdowns as DePaul (7-1) won with ease. Trequan Knighton caught a 16 yarder from Bligh and Khaliem Hester caught a 44 yarder from Bligh. Massimo Aronson pulled in a 23-yard scoring strike from Zach Bednarczyk.

Football: West Milford 26, Wayne Valley 20

Anthony Landberg had a 94 yard touchdown run and Luke Primerano had a 77 yard scoring run for Wayne Valley (3-5). Mike Eckrote capped for the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Week 8 Football

Friday Night
DePaul at Lakeland, 7 p.m.
Ramapo at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.
West Milford at Wayne Valley, 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Passaic County Boys Soccer Championship: DePaul 2, Wayne Valley 1

Danny Hernandez scored with 17 minutes remaining as DePaul won the 40th Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. The victory marked the first county championship in school history for DePaul (12-2-1). Erblin Ramani had a first-half goal and Luis Mendoza and Zack Knudson each added an assist for DePaul, which has won six straight and two straight over Wayne Valley by the same score. Eric Klenofsky had seven saves for DePaul. Adem Isa had a first-half goal and Nick Mihalik recorded nine saves for Wayne Valley (13-5).

Passaic County Girls Soccer Championship: Wayne Hills 5, Clifton 1

Andie Lakin scored three goals and Nickolette Driesse added two to lead Wayne Hills to the Passaic County Tournament championship in Wayne. Sarah Bendi and Siara Kolpon each had an assist and Bjonda Ademi made seven saves for Wayne Hills (15-1), which outshot Clifton, 19-9, and claimed its first championship since a shared title with Clifton in 2009. Victoria Vale had a second-half goal and Rachel Egyed made nine saves for Clifton (9-4-1).

Passaic County Field Hockey Championship: West Milford 3, Wayne Hills 1

Samantha Browne did all of the scoring to lead West Milford to the championship of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Rachel Linzalone, Stacie Csakvary and Nicolette Rich each assisted Browne and Jenna Bednarovsky made 10 saves for West Milford (13-4-1), which fell in the semifinals last year to Pompton Lakes. Delaney Burns scored with an assist from Hanna Lucas and Shara Baldi stopped 13 shots for Wayne Hills (16-1), which won the title last year.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Football: Wayne Valley 48, Passaic 13

Alex Trani ran for 189 yards and scored on runs of 20, 21 and 35 yards. The senior also led the defense with 9 tackles. Mike Eckrote threw a 35 yard touchdown to Nick Gildea and a 41 yard touchdown to Luke Primerano. Anthony Landberg added 83 yards rushing and scored on a 5 yard run. The sophomore also ran for a two point conversion. Rob Zielinski raced for a 69 yard touchdown. Landberg also helped the cause on defense, with 8 spills. Sophomore Justin Walker had five tackles, including a sack. Valley improved to 3-3. Photos To Come

Football: Wayne Hills 49, Bergen Tech 0

Kevin Olsen threw touchdown passes to three different receivers in the first quarter and undefeated Wayne Hills,(7-0) rolled to a 49-0 victory over winless Bergen Tech. Olsen completed 14 of 17 passes for 184 yards for Wayne Hills, which took a 35-0 lead at halftime. Jeff Gignac, Erik Moskel and Mike Guarino each caught a TD pass in the first quarter. Dom Santoro and Christian Rodriguez each ran for a touchdown in the second. Erik Martinez was 7-for-7 on extra-point kicks.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Football: DePaul 35, Tenafly 14

Joe Moreno gained 224 years and scored two touchdowns to lead DePaul (6-1). George Monsen had 74 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns. Moreno reached the end zone on 15 and 24 yard scoring jaunts. Monsen scored on a 34 yard TD pass from Travis Bligh and on a 34 yard pass from Zach Bednarcsyk. Davon Jacobs added a 13 yard scoring rush. Zach Rush caught two touchdown passes from Steve Sobo in the second half for Tenafly, which has lost four straight games.Photos To Come

Weekend Football

Tenafly at DePaul, 7 p.m.

Wayne Hills at Bergen Tech, 1 p.m.
Wayne Valley at Passaic, 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Passaic County Boys Soccer Tournament Semifinals

DePaul 2, Wayne Hills 0: Danny Hernandez and Zack Kundosn each scored a goal to lead DePaul in the semifinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Hernandez and Luis Mendoza each added assists and Eric Klenofsky had three stops for DePaul (10-2-1). Paul Cava made eight saves for Wayne Hills (9-5).

Wayne Valley 2, Clifton 0: Alex Sherin and Mike DeLuise each scored in the second half to lead Wayne Valley in the semifinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Clifton. David Beland added an assist and Nick Mihalik made nine saves for Wayne Valley (13-3). Joel Hernandez made nine saves for Clifton (9-4).

Girls Soccer: Passaic County Tournament Semifinals

Wayne Hills 5, Eastern Christian 2: Nickolette Driesse scored three goals and had an assist to lead Wayne Hills, No. 13 in the semifinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Andie Lakin had two assists and Christie Cherup and Siara Kolpon each added a goal to lead Wayne Hills (11-1), which outshot Eastern Christian, 33-7. Carly Veenstra scored two goals and Julie Van Buiten recorded 33 saves for Eastern Christian (11-4-1).

Clifton 1, Wayne Valley 0: Jennie Hornstra scored on an assist from Delana Pasquale in the second half to lift top-seeded Clifton (8-4-1) in the semifinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Rachel Egyed recorded six saves for Clifton. Francesca Boylan had three stops for fourth-seeded Wayne Valley (8-4-1).

DePaul 21, Passaic Valley 0

Joe Moreno ran for 116 yards on 22 carries and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead DePaul to a 21-0 victory over Passaic Valley in Little Falls. Moreno broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter with a 6-yard scoring run and later made it 21-0 with a 4-yard touchdown run. Khaliem Hester also scored on a 32 yard pass from Travis Bligh. Greg Lis led the DePaul defensive effort with 14 tackles in the shutout and Justin Nelson had 11 tackles and a sack.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills 28, Ridgewood 21

Christian Rodriguez scored two touchdowns and rushed for 88 yards. Dom Santoro rushed for 152 yards and a score to lead Wayne Hills. Kevin Olsen completed nine of 15 passes for 139 yards and one touchdown, a 10-yard pass to Andrew Monahan in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7. Joe Lane led the defense with 11 tackles. Jeff Feagles led Ridgewood with 126 rushing yards, including an 80 yard score. Jason Canella had a 13-yard touchdown run and Peter Reuter added a 3-yard score for Ridgewood. Tripp Telesco had 16 tackles for the Maroons.

"I'm very disappointed in our defense," said Hills coach Chris Olsen. "Our tackling was very poor. You can bet that there will be changes."

Football: Ramapo 38, Wayne Valley 15

Luke Primerano had a 30-yard touchdown reception from Mike Eckrote in the second quarter and Alex Trani added a 37-yard run for a score in the fourth quarter to pace Wayne Valley. Trani paced the team with 80 yards rushing. Anthony Landberg, sometimes lining up in the Wildcat, added 34 ground yards. Eckrote had 68 yards passing. Vinnie Greco compiled 8 tackles.

Ryan Dougherty threw two touchdowns in the first half and ran for another in the fourth quarter to lead Ramapo. Dougherty had a 70-yard pass to Doug Norkett in the first quarter and a 5-yard toss to Justin Rice in the second quarter to pace Ramapo to a 17-7 halftime lead. Dougherty added a 1-yard run for a score in the fourth quarter. Matt Alpert and Ralph Hroncich has touchdown runs in the third quarter for Ramapo.

Week 6 Football

Ridgewood at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.
Ramapo at Wayne Valley, 7 p.m.

DePaul at Passaic Valley, 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Passaic County Tournament Girls Soccer Quarterfinals

Wayne Hills 5, Passaic Valley 1: Kelly Burian, Andie Lakin, Haley Savva, Nickolette Driesse and Zana Haobish each scored goals to lead Wayne Hills in the quarterfinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Bjonda Ademi had two stops for Wayne Hills (9-1). Paola Betaresh scored on an assist from Carly Bedan and Kristina Bronkowski recorded 15 saves for Passaic Valley (4-3-1).

Passaic County Boys Soccer Quarterfinals

Wayne Hills 1, Lakeland 0: Jason Gold scored on a Zach Mulhaul free kick from 25 yards out with 20 minutes remaining to lift Wayne Hills in the quarterfinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Paul Cava recorded eight saves for Wayne Hills (9-2). Evan Roskilly had seven saves for Lakeland (1-7-1).

Wayne Valley 5, Pompton Lakes 2: Anthony Nucci scored two goals and Adem Isa added a goal and three assists to lead Wayne Valley in the quarterfinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Alex Sherin and Kevin Traupman each added a goal and Nick Mihalik made four saves for Wayne Valley (9-3). Miguel Almazon scored two goals and Andrew Gavrun made 10 saves for Pompton Lakes (5-3-1).

DePaul 3, Passaic Tech 0: Cody Pepe, Danny Hernandez and Nick DiBiase each scored to pace DePaul in the quarterfinal round of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Eric Klenofsky posted the shutout for DePaul (7-2-1) with six saves. Passaic Tech is 7-5-1.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Football: DePaul 34, Paramus Catholic 24

Zach Bednarczyk led DePaul (4-1) to victory with 118 passing yards and two touchdowns passes. First, he found George Monsen for a 43 yard score. Next, he threw a 24 yarder to Khaleim Hester. Joe Moreno rushed for 118 yards and touchdowns of 1 and 2 yards. Late in the game, Paramus Catholic was driving, while trailing 27-18. DePaul's Andrew Patterson jarred the ball loose on the quarterback sack. Sophomore Stephen Speidel scooped the ball up and raced 84 yards to the game clincher. DePaul's Brandon Salazar had a key late game interception.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills 38, Paramus 0

Kevin Olsen threw for 224 yards to lead Hills (5-0) to an easy win. Andrew Monahan caught two of Olsen's scoring strikes (45 and 33 yards). Dom Santoro caught a screen from Olsen and raced 55 yards for a score. Christian Rodriguez had for a 5 yard touchdown. Monahan finished with 150 receiving yards. Joey Lane and Kyle Huntzinger had 10 tackles apiece. Hills now has four straight shutouts and have recorded five blowout wins. More Details And Photos To Come

Football: Old Tappan 34, Wayne Valley 14

Alex Trani scored on a 10 yard run and Luke Primerano caught a 23 yard touchdown pass from Mike Eckrote. Trani kicked both extra points.

Week 5 Football

The Friday night football schedule is light this week due to Yom Kippur. Here's the schedule for Wayne teams.
Tonight - Thursday
Paramus at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m
Wayne Valley at Old Tappan, 7 p.m.

DePaul at Paramus Catholic, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Field Hockey: Passaic County Tournament First Round: Wayne Hills 3, Wayne Valley 1

Meryl Ryan scored twice and Angelica Giammetta had a goal and an assist for Wayne Hills in the first round of the Passaic County Tournament at Wayne Hills. Shara Baldi finished with four saves for Wayne Hills (7-3). Samantha Cummings had a goal and Kasey O'Leary stopped 21 shots for Wayne Valley (3-6).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Passaic County Soccer Tournament First Round

Wayne Hills 5, Eastern Christian 1: Mike Locantore scored two goals and David Mintz, Tyler Kulsar and Jason Gold each added a goal to lead Wayne Hills in the first round of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Paul Cava made seven saves for Wayne Hills (7-2). Eastern Christian is 0-6.

Wayne Valley 7, Manchester 1: Anthony Nucci scored two goals and had an assist and Adem Isa added two goals to lead Wayne Valley in the first round of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Mike DeLuise, Kevin Traupman and David Beland each added goald for Wayne Valley (6-3). Jose Zamora scored a goal in the second half from an assist from Fernando Suarez to pace Manchester Regional (0-5).

DePaul 6, Eastside 1: Erbin Ramani scored two goals to lead second-seeded DePaul (6-1-1) past 15th-seeded Paterson Eastside (0-7) in the first round of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne.

Passaic County Girls Soccer Tournament First Round

DePaul 4, Passaic Tech 0: Ashley Sanchez sparked sixth-seeded DePaul (3-2-2) past 11th-seeded Passaic Tech (1-6) in the first round of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Sanchez collected two goals and an assist, while Nicole Appet and Emily Cutler added goals. Tiffany Martinez used three saves to register the shutout. Miranda Bandeli stopped 15 shots for Passaic Tech.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills 34, Teaneck 0

Andrew Monahan scored three touchdowns, including two from quarterback Kevin Olsen, to lead Wayne Hills. Monahan had catches of 20 and 12 yards and had a 6-yard run, all for scores, in the first half to lead Wayne Hills to a 27-0 halftime advantage. Olsen had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Dom Santoro added a 4-yard run in the third quarter for Wayne Hills. Santoro had nine carries for 104 yards and Monahan had seven rushes for 67 yards for Wayne Hills.

Football: DePaul 49, Wayne Valley 0

DePaul's sophmore quarterbacking platoon of Travis Bligh and Zach Bednarczyk combined for 236 passing yards and five touchdowns. Bednarczyk got DePaul (3-1) rolling with a 24-yard scoring strike to senior George Monsen. On DePaul's next possession, Bligh scored on a one-yard rollout. Next, Bligh found Massimo Aronson for a 27 yard score. The half ended with Bednarczyk hitting Khaliem Hester for an 11 yard score.

Hester added two more touchdown receptions in the second quarter. First, he hauled in a 47-yard pass from Bednarcyk. Next, he caught a 9-yarder from Bligh. The assault ended with Malcolm Mathis running in from 31 yards out. Joe Moreno led DePaul with 93 rushing yards. Wayne Valley is 2-2. More Details and Photos to Come

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Week 4 Football

Wayne Valley at DePaul, 7 p.m.
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Wayne Hills at Teaneck, 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills 41, Wayne Valley 0

The tone for this one was set on the first two plays from scrimmage. Hills recovered a Patrick Benson fumble on the first play from scrimmage. On the very next play, Rob Schiller raced in for a 15 yard touchdown.

Andrew Monahan caught two touchdown passes from Kevin Olsen and ran back his third punt return of the season for a touchdown to lead Wayne Hills. Monahan had scoring catches of 4 and 18 yards and scored on the punt return from 81 yards. Olsen also fired a 35 yard scoring strike to Jeff Gignac. Dom Santoro also scored for Hills. Joe Lane had nine tackles and a sack for Wayne Hills.

The Hills defense held Valley to just two first downs and just 81 total yards. Alex Trani had 49 yards rushing for Wayne Valley. Vin Greco led Valley's defense with 8 tackles.

"Andrew can do it all," said Hills coach Chris Olsen. "When the lights come on, no one wants to play better than Andrew. He's doing it when we need him."

Kevin Olsen, meanwhile, bounced back from a late game injury vs. Eastside.

“Kevin (Olsen) didn’t practice all week,” said Chris Olsen, Kevin’s father. “We thought [a bone in his foot] was cracked. It wasn’t cracked. He didn’t practice all week, but he came out tonight and played well, and then we took him out. He’s hurting, but he played really well. He changed some plays at the line, did some things for us besides the obvious things that people see. He does a lot of the little things. He’s certainly a big part of what we do. We didn’t know if we were going to have him.”

Photos To Come

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hills at Valley Postponement In Perspective

Last night's Wayne Hills at Wayne Valley football game was postponed due to the threats of inclement weather. The news was met with disappointment by numerous area fans, who felt the game should have been played as scheduled. Saturday morning's high school football roundups seem to bear that out. The Friday Bergen Record, for example, had 21 Friday night high school football games listed on the schedule. 18 of those games were played Friday as scheduled. Only 3 were postponed. Butler at Pequannock and Whippany Park at Kinnelon were also postponed. Both Pequannock and Kinnelon play on grass fields. Hills at Valley was the only game on turf to be postponed. Hills at Valley will now take place tonight at 7 p.m.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Football: DePaul 48, West Milford 21

Joe Moreno rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns to propel DePaul to a 48-21 victory over West Milford. Moreno, who carried 21 times, had scores of 45 and 65 yards in the first half to lead DePaul to a 34-0 halftime lead. Moreno added a 28-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for DePaul. Pat VanDuyne had two touchdown runs for West Milford (1-2).


The Wayne Board of Education has approved a postponement of the Wayne Valley-Wayne Hills football game for tonight. It will be played tomorrow (Saturday) at 7:00 pm at Wayne Valley.

Week 3 Football

Wayne Hills at Wayne Valley, 7 p.m. : Follow on Twitter:!/SkiffoDrake
West Milford at DePaul, 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Sons Also Rise: Wayne Valley Football Trio Play With Heavy Hearts

Source: The Wayne Today

If you attend a high school football playoff game later this season, you will have one guarantee. After the final whistle sounds in the final game, you'll see tears - lots of them. The scene unfolds every November or December - tough, hard-nosed football players on the losing team - embracing and crying. The mere sight of (Click here to read more)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Football: Wayne Valley 14, Passaic Tech 7

Sophomore Anthony Landberg scored on a 9-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lead Wayne Valley to a 14-7 victory over Passaic Tech. Landberg set the stage for the score with a 59 yard rush two plays earlier. Leading rusher Alex Trani had a key block on the long run.

"Thank God for this kid (Landberg)," said Trani, who ran for 104 yards. "He's like a little brother that has my back. When I'm tired, he comes in and runs hard. This kid's just a sophomore. He's got two more years left. He has a great future."

Tech went up 7-0 in the second quarter when Jarrad Sykes returned an interception 91 yards for a score. Valley began its comeback when junior Gary Choka picked off a PCT pass in the end zone. Valley drove the field, with quarterback Mike Eckrote completing passed to junior Andrew Monteyne (29 yards) and Trani (16 yards). The drive was capped off when Patrick Benson scored on a five yard run.

"This is a big win for us," Trani said. "We've got Wayne Hills coming up (Friday). We're 2-0 now. We have some momentum."

Football: DePaul 49, Boston College High School 35

Mass Aronson caught three touchdowns and had a key interception as DePaul (1-1) outscored Boston College High School. Junior Joe Moreno got DePaul going with a 74 yard touchdown dash on the third play from scrimmage. Next, sophomore Travis Bligh floated a 30-yard touchdown pass to Aronson. Sophomore Zach Bednarczyk, who rotated in with Bligh at quarterback, scored on a sneak. Aronson then collected a 34 yard scoring strike from Bednarczyk. George Monsen then caught a 20 yard pass from Bednarczyk at the one yard line and plowed over the BC cornerback for a score. Bednarczyk then fired an 81 yard scoring strike to Aronson. Moreno capped the scoring off with a one yard plunge. Bartley Regan threw three touchdowns to Gordon McLeod for BC. Preston Cooper scored two scoring runs. More Detail and photos to come

Football: Boston College High School at DePaul, 1 p.m.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills 42, Paterson Eastside 0

Andrew Monahan scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, two on passes from Kevin Olsen. Monahan caught a 16-yard TD pass from Olsen, returned a punt 47 yards to a TD and caught a 27-yard pass for another TD as Wayne Hills took a 21-0 lead after one quarter. Erik Moskel returned a punt 60 yards to a TD in the second quarter and scored on a 14-yard run in the third as Wayne Hills pulled away. Justin Beveridge scoed on a one yard run.

Football: Week 2

Paterson Eastside at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.

Boston College High School at DePaul, 1 p.m.
Wayne Valley at Passaic Tech, 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Football: Wayne Valley 10, Passaic Valley 7

Alex Trani scored on a 30-yard run in the second quarter as Wayne Valley hung on to a 10-7 victory over Passaic Valley yesterday in Wayne. Trani also kicked a field goal for Valley. Nick Gildea broke up a Passaic Valley pass at the goal line on PV's final drive. A last second PV field goal attempt fell short. Dean Pezzino scored from one yard out for Passaic Valley (0-1) in the second quarter.

Starting quarterback Mike Eckrote threw for 80 yards, completing passes to five different teammates – Trani, Gildea, Luke Primerano, Gary Choka and Andrew Monteyne.
Three Valley runners combined for 127 yards. Trani gained a team-high 59 yards. Sophomore’s Anthony Landberg and Anthony Duncan had 36 and 24 yards respectively.

Trani led the defense with 12 tackles. Zach McKay added 9 tackles. Choka and Christian Gilberti had 8 tackles apiece. Primerano and Frank Law had 7 tackles apiece. Trani and James Dahdouh both had sacks.

Pezzino paced PV with 121 passing yards. Angel Rivera rushed for 66 yards. Evan Cousins had 6 cathces for 48 yards. Nick Andriani led the defesen with 9 tackels. David Cruz had severn takcles

Football: St. Joseph's Montvale 43, DePaul 3

Rick Jeune scored two touchdowns in the second quarter and Jabari Garvin scored two in the third to lead St. Joseph to a 43-3 victory over DePaul yesterday in Montvale. Garvin had 13 rushes for 142 yards and had scoring runs of 80 and 5 yards for St. Joseph of Montvale. Jeune caught two touchdown passes from Spencer Aukamp en route to a five-catch, 108-yard performance. Aukamp was 9-for-16 for 169 yards and one interception.

More Details To Come

Passaic Valley at Wayne Valley, 5 p.m.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills 30, Hackensack 7

Wayne Hills beat Hackensack easily, but the loss may have been costly. Troy Zaffino, one of the team's top returnees, suffered an apparent knee injury on Wayne's second offensive series. He was carried from the field by two teammates and watched the remainder of the game on crutches.

Zaffino suffered the injury with 5:24 to go in the first quarter when he fumbled on the Hackensack 1-yard line. It was just his sixth carry of the season.

"I wasn't as much worried as I was disappointed for Troy," said Hills coach Chris Olsen. "I know our three other kids can play. And our kids have a way of coming together when one of our guys goes down."

Andrew Monaghan got Hills on the board shortly after the Zaffino injury with a 46-yard punt return. The extra point attempt failed. Hackensack took the lead in the second quarter on Malik Bush's 2-yard touchdown pass to Mark Jones. The extra point gave Hackensack a 7-6 lead.

Hills dominated from that point on. Christian Rodriguez scored two touchdown rushes (8 and 1 yards). Justin Beveridge led the way with 61 yards and a touchdown. Robby Schiller picked up 51 yards.

Zaffino's status for the rest of the season is still unknown, but some of his teammates seemed to fear the worst.

"It's going to be a little bit of a tougher season without him," Beveridge said. "It is a big loss. He's a great running back, wide receiver and defender."

"We all have to step up," said Rodriguez. "Our line is the best that we've had in a while."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Week 1 Football

Wayne Hills at Hackensack, 7 p.m. - Follow The Scoring:!/SkiffoDrake

DePaul at St. Joseph's-Montvale, 1 p.m.
Passaic Valley at Wayne Valley, 5 p.m. - Follow The Scoring:!/SkiffoDrake

NOTE: The Passaic Valley-Wayne Valley game, originally scheduled for Friday night, was shifted to Saturday due to flooding.

Football: The 60th Passaic Valley at Wayne Valley Game


Totals: Wayne Valley 30, Passaic Valley 28 Tie 1
Home Team In Bold - Unknown if not noted
1952: Wayne 33, Passaic Valley 13
1953: Wayne 19, Passaic Valley 0
1954: Wayne 25, Passaic Valley 7

High School Football Previews

Source: The Wayne Today

Wayne Valley: In high school sports, it is said that you are judged on your last performance. It defines you. If that is, in fact, the case, that is very bad news for the Wayne Valley football team. Wayne Valley's season ending 48-0 playoff loss to crosstown rivals Wayne Hills last November seems to greatly overshadow the fact that it has been a pretty good run for the Indians over the last six years.Wayne Valley, No. 6 in the North Jersey Media Group Top 11 preseason poll, has qualified for the playoffs five times and is 43-18 over that span. There are more (Click here to read more)

Wayne Hills: The execution wasn't exactly to Chris Olsen's liking. The Wayne Hills' football coach noticed a slight flaw in the way his offense ran it's goal-line formation at a recent practice and demanded that the unit run it again. "It has to be perfect. We can't afford any mistakes," barked Olsen, watching closely and just a few feet behind his offense. "Any good team out there is going (Click here to read more)

DePaul: Most of the pieces appear to be in place for the DePaul Catholic football team to have a successful season in 2011. There is, however, one glaring exception - quarterback. DePaul returns five pass catchers, one of its top rushers and three starting linemen from a year ago. A replacement for graduated quarterback (Click here to read more)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Football: Wayne Hills Preview

Source: The Bergen Record

Chris Olsen still can’t quite believe what he saw nine months ago. Each of the seven state football championships his teams have won was memorable, but Troy Zaffino’s game-winning, 87-yard kickoff return against Old Tappan was beyond special. Zaffino, who took a pitch from an almost-tackled Brian Dowling, scored with five seconds to play to give Wayne Hills a come-from-behind, 24-21 win in the North 1, Group 3 final at New Meadowlands Stadium, recently renamed MetLife Stadium. Click here to read more.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Boys Soccer: DePaul Preview

Source: The Wayne Today

For the first time in over a decade, Steve Beneventine has to get used to a change of setting. From the time the DePaul head boys' soccer coach's son Steven and his friends were eight years old, Beneventine has coached the group of Wayne athletes and watched them grow through the youth and (Click here to read more)

Girls Soccer: Wayne Hills Preview

Source: The Bergen Record

There's little question that on paper this is the most talented girls soccer team Wayne Hills has ever had. But the question remaining is how good can it be on the field?For senior Siara Kolpon, the answer is simple. It will be the best of all time (Click here to read more)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Football: DePaul Preview

Source: The Bergen Record

Week 1 is important to DePaul's players and coaches for more than just the usual reasons openers appeal to football teams. The Spartans' road game against St. Joseph on Sept. 10 isn't just a chance to challenge a respected, non-public opponent. It's an opportunity for them to prove DePaul's program has evolved enough to defeat one of the three traditional parochial powers in (Click here to read more)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Preseason Football: Wayne Valley 38, Indian Hills 14

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Mike Eckrote threw a 59 yard touchdown pass to Nick Gildea and a 90 yard touchdown pass to Luke Primerano as Valley rolled past Indian Hills in the final preseason game. Alex Trani had a 58 yard touchdown rush. Primerano also threw for a two point conversion and a touchdown.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wayne Valley Football Hall Of Fame Inductees

Wayne Valley head football coach Brian O'Connor (left) inducted four former Indians into the team Hall of Fame at last night's preseason Beefsteak at the Brownstone in Paterson. The inductees were James Parolie (1965-1967); the late Head Coach Ken Sinofsky (1965-1975), who was represented by his widow; John Drozjock (1982-1984); and John Klosek (1987-1989). If you would like to nominate a player or coach, please contact Coach O'Connor, Wayne Valley High School, 551 Valley Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Boys Soccer: Wayne Valley Preview

Source: The Bergen Record

It was only the first day of practice, but the Wayne Valley boys soccer team was already battling each other. Every loose ball, every unsecured dribble, every soft pass was challenged with an elbow or a push or a tackle. Nothing went uncontested, and senior captain Mike DeLuise loved every second of it. Click here to read more

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Football: Wayne Valley Preview

Source: The Bergen Record

Coach Brian O'Connor has good reason to expect that Wayne Valley again will find a way to reach the North 1, Group 3 playoffs this season.The Indians have qualified for the postseason five of the past six years. The only season during that successful (Click here to read more)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boys Soccer Preview: DePaul

Source: The Bergen Record

Erblin Ramani knows it’s not going to be easy. Taking over for an All-State player never is. But Ramani is confident he can rise to the occasion and lead the DePaul boys soccer team to (Click here to read more)

Saturday, August 13, 2011


On behalf of the entire staff, congratulations to the Paramus Little Leauge! Represent! Keep making North Jersey proud!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Little League: Wayne Nationals qualify for District play

Source: The Wayne Today

The Wayne National Little League team (U12) lost a hard-fought Sectional Tournament opener to Wanaque (3-2), but bounced back to beat Pompton Lakes/Riverdale (7-0) and Ringwood (13-2). The 2-1 mark earned Wayne a berth in prestigious District (Read More)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Softball: Non Public A State Final: Immaculate Heart 2, DePaul 1

Source: The Star Ledger

DePaul (16-11) which lost twice to Immaculate Heart during the regular season, took a 1-0 lead in third when Emily Cutler poked an RBI single beyond first base and into right field with two out. The lead held into the bottom of the seventh. Click here to read more

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Softball State Sectional Semifinals: DePaul 4, Paramus Catholic

Source: The Bergen Record

DePaul thought it needed a new game plan against Paramus Catholic. After beating the Paladins twice during the regular season, it thought (Read More)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wayne Today's Story On DePaul's Baseball Passaic County Championship

Source: The Wayne Today

For most of the 2011 high school baseball season, the majority of the local attention went to Wayne Valley (16-9) and Wayne Hills (18-9). There was a good reason. Both were steamrolling to arguably their best ever seasons. DePaul, this season, didn't seem to compare to its other crosstown rivals. For most of the season, the Wayne-based parochial school wallowed below the .500 mark. As the season wore on, though, the Spartans steadily righted the ship and is currently enjoying an eight-game win streak.

DePaul (14-8) punctuated its bounce-back season by claiming its third ever Passaic County championship (1973, 2001, 2010) this past Monday. Fittingly, the championship came at the expense of crosstown Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley.First, DePaul (No. 11) upset Wayne Hills (No. 2) in the semifinals, 8-6 last Saturday morning. Next, they knocked off Wayne Valley (No. 1) in the finals, 8-4. DePaul is the first (Click here to read more)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Softball: Non Public A Quarterfinals: DePaul 1, Pope John 0

Christina Martinez belted the game winning homerun with two outs in the bottom of the 8th inning to lift DePaul (No. 2). Chelsea Batelli fired a two hitter.

Baseball: North Non Public A Quarterfinals: Seton Hall Prep 7, DePaul 3

Sean Jones had an RBI and two doubles for DePaul (14-11). Mike Sweeney took the loss. George Monsen had two hits.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Baseball: Wayne Valley & DePaul Advance To Passaic County Final

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Click Here To Read The Bergen Record Story On DePaul Win Over Wayne Hills.
Click Here To Read The Bergen Record Story On Wayne Valley's Win Over Passaic Valley

Baseball: Section I, Group III Quarterfinals: Tenafly 3, Wayne Hills 2

Senior lefty Nick Hroncich scattered seven hits, striking out 12 and walking three, for Tenafly (16-9) in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 quarterfinals in Wayne. Marco Baratta hit an RBI single, another run scored on a throwing error and Tyler Durr had a sacrifice fly in Tenafly's three-run fifth inning. Troy Zaffino knocked in a run for Wayne Hills (18-8).

Friday, May 27, 2011

Non Public A First Round: DePaul 13, Union Catholic 4

Sean Jones had three hits and four RBI, John Scarr added four hits and three RBI and Mike Lembo drove in two runs for DePaul (12-10) in a North Jersey, Non-Public A first round game in Scotch Plains. Matt Nowicki drove in two runs for Union Catholic (19-6).

Softball: Section I, Group III Quarterfinals: Indian Hills 5, Wayne Hills 0

In Oakland, freshman shortstop Nicole Leocata singled in two runs to key a four-run fifth inning and junior right-hander Ashley DeYoung tossed a four-hitter with two strikeouts and no walks for Indian Hills (24-4) in a North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 quarterfinal. Jamie Pospishil singled twice in three at-bats for Wayne Hills (20-5).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Softball: Section I, Group III Playoffs: Wayne Hills 5, Old Tappan 4

Old Tappan had a 4-1 lead in the third inning, but Hills stormed back to take the lead by the end of the fourth. Erica Wills picked up her 20th win of the year. Kelly Burian, Meghan McVeigh, Jamie Pospishil and Julia Slater knocked in runs for Hills.

Softball: Section I, Group III Playoffs: West Milford 3, Wayne Valley 1

Ashlee Gieger pitched a two-hitter, striking out seven and Stephanie Romano hit a two-run single in a three-run first to lead West Milford (22-2), during the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament in West Milford. Niki Carillo doubled in Valley's run.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Baseball Section I, Group III Quarterfinals: Wayne Hills 5, Northern Highlands 0

Troy Zaffino threw a four-hitter, striking out seven. As the lead off batter, he delivered a single and an RBI as Wayne Hills defeated Northern Highlands in the first round of the Section 1, Group 3 Tournament in Wayne. Chris Amato came through with a double, an RBI and two runs and Brian Dowling hit a single and scored twice for Wayne Hills (18-6). Billy Taylor, Zack Ross-Nash, Steve DiBella and Brandon Ulloa each had a single for Northern Highlands (13-12)

Baseball Section I, Group III Quarterfinals: Tenafly 8, Wayne Valley 4

Left-hander Nick Hroncich pitched an eight-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks for Tenafly (14-9) in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 Tournament in Wayne. Eliot Sackler hit two singles, scored twice and stole three bases and Marco Baratta added two singles, an RBI and two stolen bases for the Bergen County team. Mike Cornell launched a two-run homer and Anthony Verrilli had three singles for Wayne Valley (15-6).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Passaic County Baseball Tournament: Valley, Hills and DePaul Advance To Semifinals

Source: The Bergen Record

Brian Dowling did many memorable things during the football season while leading Wayne Hills to a North 1, Group
3 championship and earning a scholarship from the University of Massachusetts.
He happily plays a supporting role for the Patriots during baseball season.

"I’m just a role player," Dowling said, "just trying to do my thing."

Click here to read more on Wayne Hills.
Click here to read the Wayne Valley and DePaul roundups

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baseball: Passaic County Tournament First Round: DePaul 15, West Milford 11

Source: The Bergen Record

Some of his teammates might’ve felt uneasy, but Sean Jones wasn’t worried when DePaul squandered a 9-0 lead Saturday.

The Spartans junior right fielder promptly made sure Hawthorne’s comeback fell short in the first round of the Passaic County baseball tournament. The Bears scored seven times to tie the score, 9-9, in the bottom of the fifth, but Jones hit an RBI single in the sixth and blasted an inside-the-park grand slam in the seventh to propel DePaul to a 15-11 win. Click here to read more.

Passaic County Baseball Tournament: Wayne Hills 15, Manchester 0

Junior right-hander Troy Zaffino hurled a four-hitter and struck out 11 to help the Patriots fend off the Falcons. Wayne Hills will face Lakeland in the quarterfinals. Tyler Rubino hit two singles and had an RBI and Steve Addesso added a one-run single for Wayne Hills. Manchester Regional (1-16) was seeded 15th. Wayne Hills will play as the host to Lakeland in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Softball: Valley, DePaul Lose In Passaic County Semi finals

Source: The Bergen Record

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Baseball: Wayne Valley 16, West Milfod 10

Donnie Cusick hit a two-run single and Mike Tolerico singled in a run when Wayne Valley (12-5) sent up 13 batters, collected nine hits and scored nine runs in the seventh inning in West Milford. Brady Pevny led West Milford (9-9) with three doubles.

Baseball: Wayne Hills 10, Northern Highlands 0

Junior right-hander Chris Amato pitched his second consecutive shutout, a six-inning gem with only four hits allowed, and struck out seven, and Andrew Monaghan drilled a two-run double as Wayne Hills (15-5) won its sixth straight game in Wayne.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Baseball: Wayne Hills 10, Lakeland 9

Chris Amato, a junior second baseman, hit a two-out, walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring Justin Ferrarella for Wayne Hills (14-5) at Wayne Hills High. Andrew Monaghan hit a double, a single and delivered two RBI. Amato chipped in with another double, a single and an RBI. Brian Dowling hit a triple and had two RBI for Wayne Hills. Eric Fernandez collected a homer, two singles and three RBI for Lakeland (9-8).

Baseball: Wayne Valley 7, Passaic Tech 5

Anthony Verrilli and Vin Gleason each hit two singles and drove in two RBI for Wayne Valley (11-5) at Wayne Valley High.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Baseball: Wayne Valley 2, West Milford 0

Andrew Furber, a senior right-hander, threw a one-hitter, striking out 10. Mike Tolerico provided the offense for Wayne Valley (10-4) with a two-run single, scoring Vin Gleason and Brian Kokos in the third inning in Wayne. West Milford is 9-7.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Baseball: Wayne Hills 11, Kennedy 0

Steve Addesso fired a no hitter to pace Wayne Hills. Chris Amato batted in three runs. Brian Dowling added two RBI.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Baseball: Wayne Hills 10, Demarest 6

Andrew Monahan had three RBI. Troy Zaffino had two RBI and earned the win from the hill. Jason Avidissian knocked in two runs as well.

Passaic County Lacrosse: DePaul Wins Boys and Girls Titles

Source: The Bergen Record

Boys: Stationed just off to the right of goal, Vince Halloran took a pass from Joe Moreno, who quickly cut for the net. Click here to read more.

Girls: When they walked off the field after last year’s County final, the DePaul girls felt they had unfinished business. On Saturday afternoon, they walked off that same field champions. Click here to read more.

Passaic County Softball Quarterfinals: Valley Beats Hills; DePaul Advances

Source: The Bergen Record

Niki Carillo not only was the winning pitcher for Wayne Valley. She also turned out to be the winning hitter. Carillo limited top-seed Wayne Hills to two runs on six hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as No. 8 Wayne Valley stunned the Patriots, 3-2, in the Passaic County tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. Click here to read more

Passaic County Volleyball Championship: Wayne Valley Beats Wayne Hills

Source: The Bergen Record

Jason Carcich drew up what he hoped would be an effective game plan. Wayne Valley made sure Carcich's pre-match scheme turned into a blueprint for absolute success.
Carcich's Wayne Valley team followed his
directive to the letter as the Indians defeated Wayne Hills, 25-7, 25-16, to claim their second consecutive Passaic County boys volleyball tournament championship Saturday night. Senior outside hitter Bez Arslani accounted for 13 kills to spark the top-seeded Indians' attack. Click here to read more

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Baseball: Wayne Hills 13, Pequannock 0

Chris Amato spun a one-hitter for Hills. Justin Avedissian homered and had three RBI. Steve Addesso, Brian Dowling, and Eric Moskal knocked in two runs apiece. Jason Avedissian and Josh Kote had one RBI apiece.

Baseball: Northern Highlands 8, Wayne Valley 7

K.C. Abel, Donnie Cusick, Nick Hoy, Josh Marks and Nick Unger had RBI for Valley.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baseball: Wayne Valley 14, DePaul 13

Mike Tolerico singled in Brian Kokos with the tying run and Nick Hoy singled to score K.C. Abel with the winning run in the eighth inning for Wayne Valley (9-3) at Wayne Valley. Sean Jones led DePaul with four RBI. Gerard DeFilippo and Ryan Carroll had two RBI apiece. Hoy batted in four runs for Valley. Mike Cornell knocked in three. Kokos, Abel, and Tolerico had two RBI apiece. DePaul is 5-8. The teams combined for 36 hits and 27 runs.

Baseball: Passaic Valley 4, Wayne Hills 2

Charlie Fletcher improved to 4-1 as he tossed a six-hitter, striking out six and walking one, for Passaic Valley (8-7) in Little Falls. He pitched a complete game, throwing 89 pitches, and added a double, a sacrifice fly and two RBI. Anthony Martinez added a double, a single, three stolen bases and three runs. Jason Avedissian ripped a double and scored for Wayne Hills (9-4).

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Softball: Passaic County Tournament Wayne Roundups

DEPAUL 20, MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS 1 (at Wayne): Victoria D’Addario drove in three runs with a homer and a triple, and Christina Martinez and Ashley LaGuardia also drove in three as the second-seeded Spartans scored 16 runs in the first inning and cruised into the quarterfinals with their ninth win of the season.

WAYNE HILLS 15, KENNEDY 0 (at Wayne): The top-seeded Patriots banged out 13 hits, taking early control with 11 runs in the first inning against No. 16 Kennedy. Jamie Pospishil led the way with three RBI while five others each drove in two. Erica Wills didn’t allow a hit and struck out six in three innings

WAYNE VALLEY 4, HAWTHORNE 3 (at Wayne): Holly Berthold ripped a two-run single up the middle in the bottom of the sixth as the eighth-seeded Indians battled back from a 3-0 deficit to advance to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Wayne Hills. Katrina Stapleton and Jackie Billy hit back-to-back singles to start the sixth, and Berthold followed with the winning hit.