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.