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)