Sunday, December 30, 2012

Boys Basketball: Indian Hills Christmas Tournament - DePaul 73, North Bergen 45

Sanders Green led DePaul with 27 points. Juwan Carter added 19. Tyler Hoskins and Devon Shuster had 11 and 8 points respectively.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills Wins Wallkill Valley Holiday Tournament

David Torres and Arris Hunt tallied 11 points apiece to lead Hills past High Point in the Ranger Holiday Classic in Wallkill Valley, 53-47.

Hunt had 19 points and 23 rebounds to power Wayne Hills to a 66-41 victory over Kinnelon in the first round. Matt Ortiz and Scott Wills scored 15 points apiece for Wayne Hills and Torres added 10 points in the win. Sean Robbins scored 22 points to lead Kinnelon and Sean Walsh added seven.

Wayne Valley Wins Boys Basketball: Cranford Holiday Tournament Consolation Game

After losing to West Orange in the first round of the Cranford Holiday Tournament, Wayne Valley (4-2) bounced back to defeat Roselle Park in the consolation game. Josh Rigoglioso had 15 points and 5 assists in the 72-58 loss to West Orange. Andrew Keane added 8 points and 12 rebounds. Liam Connors had 11 points and 4 boards. Freshmen Nick Guiliano had 8 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds. Gary Choka added 8 points.

Connors exploded for 30 points and 10 rebounds in the 72-49 victory over Roselle Park. Choka and Rigoglioso had 9 points apiece. Guilano had 8 and Keane had 7. Rigoglioso and Guiliano had 6 assists each. Keane led the team with 11 rebounds.

Boys Basketball: Indian Hills Christmas Tournament: DePaul 81, Christ The King 39

Sanders Green scored 21 points to power DePaul to an 81-39 victory over Christ the King (Queens, NY) in the Indian Hills Tournament in Oakland. Juwan Carter hit five 3-pointers to finish with 19 points for DePaul and Josh Marquez added 17 points in the win. Zahir Newell led Christ the King with 11 points and Marquis Tyrelle added nine points.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 39, Wayne Hills 35


Andrew Keane had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Wayne Valley (3-1). Jordan Walode added 9 points and 4 rebounds. Liam Connors added 8 points and 4 rebounds. Josh Rigoglioso chipped in with 7 points and 4 assists. David Torres led Wayne Hills (1-3) with 12 points. Scott Wills added 10 points. Arris Hunt and Matt Ortiz had 6 and 5 points respectively. (photos to come)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Boys Basketball: Don Bosco Prep 58, DePaul 53

Source: The Bergen Record

DePaul took charge in the first half with a physical style of play Don Bosco was unable to match. Juwuan Carter connected on two three-pointers on his way to a team-high 11 points in the half. Senior guard Josh Marquez had seven and was successful in pushing the pace. Click here to read more

Boys Basketball: Passaic Valley 40, Wayne Hills 31

David Torres led Wayne Hills (1-2) with 10 points and Scott Wills added nine points. Arris Hunt added 7 points.

Boys Basketball: Fair Lawn 45, Wayne Valley 39

Andrew Keane had 11 points and 6 rebounds and Liam Connors had 10 points and 5 rebounds for Valley (2-1). Josh Rigoglioso had 8 points and 7 assists. Gary Choka had 5 steals and 4 assists.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Boys Basketball: Lakeland 54, Wayne Hills 51

Arris Hunt poured in 20 points for Wayne Hills (1-1). Scott Wills and Matt Ortiz added 12 and 11 points respectively.

Boys Basketball: DePaul 50, Paramus Catholic 47

Josh Marquez had 16 points and Devon Shuster had 14 to lead DePaul (2-0). Juwan Carter chipped in with 10 points.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 59, Passaic Valley 52

Behind Jordan Walode's 23 points off the bench, Wayne Valley (2-0) posted a 59-52 victory over Passaic Valley in Little Falls. Passaic Valley's Stefan Minic led all scorers with 28 points, 18 of which came on 3-pointers. Liam Connors had 13 points for Wayne Valley. Andrew Keane had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Gary Choka added 9 points. Josh Rigoglioso had 10 assists. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 70, West Milford 60


Junior Liam Connors, starting in his first varsity game, torched West Milford for 31 points in the season opener. He also had five assists and five rebounds. Sophomore Kyle Greve, in his first varsity game, registered 18 points, four rebounds and four steals. Senior Andrew Keane, Valley's lone returning starter, added 17 points and 8 rebounds. Senior Josh Rigoglioso had 9 assists. Senior Gary Choka had 7 rebounds.

Ice Hockey: Wayne Hills 5, Wayne Valley 3

Source: The Bergen Record

For a young Wayne Hills hockey team, one that is trying to find itself, this was supposed to be like any other game. Click here to read more

Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills 48, Fair Lawn 34

Arris Hunt led Wayne Hills to an opening day win over Fair Lawn with 16 points. Scott Wills chipped in with 12. Matt Ortiz and Nick Esarco added 8 and 6 points respectively.

Boys Basketball: DePaul 60, Bergen Catholic 58

Source: The Wayne Today

Josh Marquez gave Sanders Green "The Look" and Green knew exactly what that meant. Green’s layup with eight seconds remaining, off a pass from his longtime teammate, was the difference in DePaul’s season-opening, 60-58 victory over Bergen Catholic on Friday night in Big North United Division boys basketball. Click here to read more

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hills, Valley and DePaul Boys Basketball Previews

(Andew Keane of Wayne Valley vs. Arris Hunt of Wayne Hills in a regular season game last year)

Source: The Wayne Today

Wayne Hills - It would be easy to look at Wayne Hills' 9-14 record in 2011-12 and declare that it was a disappointing season. Records, though, can sometimes be misleading. Last season's Wayne Hills boys' basketball team may illustrate that point perfectly. The team lost four starters from 2010-11, yet still managed to put together a solid season.

"We were very young and inexperienced last year and the conference and the county, as always, was very strong," said third year head coach Paul Palek. Click here to read more.

Wayne Valley - To the casual observer, it may seem like the 2012-13 Wayne Valley boys' basketball team is in for a rebuilding year. Coming off a stellar 2011-12 season boasting a 22-6 record and reaching the Section I, Group IV semifinals, it would appear the Indians are hard-pressed in repeating those efforts.  It was Wayne Valley's first 20-win season since 2008 and only the sixth in the team's glorious 60-year history. The team's .846 winning percentage is the best at Wayne Valley since the 1987 team went 20-4. Click here to read more.

DePaul - Exit Bart Ball. Enter Hagen Hoops.And that's what is percolating with the DePaul Catholic boys' basketball team, a program transitioning from a change of coaches and offensive and defensive philosophies. Click here to read more

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pompton Lakes-Cedar Grove Photos

Skiffo Drake ended the high school football season by venturing out of the friendly confines of Wayne to take in the Pompton Lakes-Cedar Grove State Final game. Pompton won, 28-13.

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Montclair-Bloomfield Photos


Skiffo Drake ended the high school football season by venturing out of the friendly confines of Wayne to take on the Montclair-Bloomfield State Final game. Montclair won, 16-13 in double overtime.

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Summit-Palisades Park/Leonia Photos


Skiffo Drake ended the high school football season by venturing out of the friendly confines of Wayne to take on the Summit-Palisades Park State Final game. Summit won, 30-0.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Football: Section I, Group IV Semifinals: Pascack Valley 20, Wayne Hills 11

Cristian Rodriguez scored a touchdown and rushed for a two point conversion, but Wayne Hills (No. 4, 6-5) still lost to top seeded Pascack Valley (10-0). Erik Martinez added a field goal.

Mike Manente caught two touchdown passes for Pascack Valley. The first was a four yard toss from Kyle Zenk. The second came on a 7 yard throw from Kyle Schneider with two minutes remaining to ice the game. Chris Garcia ran for Pascack Valley's other score. Zenk's 61 yard fumble return set up the score.

"We were at the 12 yard line and feeling pretty good (at that point)," said Hills coach Chris Olsen. "But the wrong kid picked up that fumble. He made a good return our of it. That hurt us."

This is the first time that Hills failed to make the final game since 2003 and only the second time since 1996. It's also Hills' lowest win total since 1994.

Football - North 1 Group 4: Wayne Hills at full strength the second time around

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Source: The Wayne Today

 After an early exit with an ankle injury the last time Wayne Hills played Pascack Valley seven weeks ago, Cristian Rodriguez is at full strength as the Patriots travel to Bergen County on Friday night where they will face the Indians in the North 1, Group 4 semifinal round. Click here to read more

Go Pompton Lakes Go!


On behalf of the entire WayneSports.com staff, good luck to our neighbors Pompton Lakes as they take on a very strong Saddle Brook team in the semifinals Saturday. Skiffo Drake slipped away from the friendly confines of Wayne last week to take in the Pompton Lakes-Verona quarterfinal game. The Cardinals looked awfully strong in beating a talented Verona team.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Wayne Boys Club senior football team wins Super Bowl title


Source: The Wayne Today

The Wayne Boys Club Seniors (8th Grade) defeated Ridgewood, 21-14 in dramatic fashion Saturday night at Paramus High School to win the Bergen-Passaic Youth Football League (BPYFL). It was Wayne's first Senior level championship since 2009. Click here to read more

Friday, November 16, 2012

Section I, Group IV Football Quarterfinals: Wayne Hills 35, Hackensack 0


Kevin Olsen threw two touchdown passes to lead Wayne Hills to a 35-0 victory over Hackensack in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 playoffs in Wayne last night. Robby Schiller and Erik Moskal each scored for Wayne Hills (6-4).

Football Consolation Game: DePaul 61, St. Joseph's Metuchen

Joe Moreno scored three of DePaul's eight touchdowns in a 61-7 victory over St. Joseph in Wayne. Moreno's first score was on a 5-yard fun, followed by 40-yard TD run from Zach Bednarczyk, then Moreno again on a 15-yard run. Michael Oliva's 53-yard run was the only score for St. Joseph of Metuchen. Bednarczyk would rush again for a score in the second quarter, then throw for another to Riley Clark on a 14-yard pass. Moreno's final score came in the third on a 14-yard run.

Football Consolation Game: West Orange 35, Wayne Valley 6

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Friday Nigh Football State Playoffs

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Section I, Group IV Quarterfinals: Hackensack (No. 5) at Wayne Hills (No. 4), 7 p.m.
Section I, Group V Quarterfinals: Passaic Tech (No. 5) at Ridgewood (No. 4),7 p.m.

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Consolation Games
St. Josephs (Metuchen) at DePaul, TBA
West Orange at Wayne Valley, TBA

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wayne Boys Club seniors advance to Super Bowl



Source: The Wayne Today

The Wayne Boys Club Seniors (8th Grade) defeated Wyckoff last Saturday night, 7-6 to advance to the Super Bowl of the Bergen-Passaic Junior Football League (BPJFL). They will take on Ridgewood Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Super Bowl at Paramus High School. Click here to read more.

Section I, Group III Field Hockey Final: West Morris Central 3, Wayne Hills 1

Source: The Bergen Record

Constant, stifling pressure backed up by energetic stick-to-stick defense. West Morris Central was unyielding in refusing to allow Wayne Hills breathing room in any area of the field.

Sparked by two goals from junior forward Lindsay Roller, West Morris defeated second-seeded Wayne Hills, 3-1, on Wednesday in the North 1, Group 3 field hockey championship game. The Highlanders will play Warren Hills, a 4-1 winner over South Plainfield, in a state semifinal Friday on neutral turf.

"We came out a little nervous and West Morris was pretty much poised and confident all the way through," Wayne Hills first-year coach Tina Londino said. "They were getting to a lot of the 50-50 balls and taking advantage of extra possessions and play in our zone." Click here to read more

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Section I, Group III Boys Soccer Quarterfinals: River Dell Defeats Wayne Hills

David Sorkenn made two saves in penalty kicks and Brett Lubben scored the winner in the sixth round of penalty kicks as River Dell advanced past Wayne Hills in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament in Wayne. Sorkenn made nine saves for River Dell (9-6-2) and Lubben tied the game at 1-1 with a penalty kick goal in the 70th minute. Grant Kelly made 21 saves for Wayne Hills (12-5) and Vince Han scored a goal in defeat.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Football: Paramus 24, Wayne Hills 17

Source: North Jersey Newspapers

Paramus Quarterback Steals The Show: Smith upstages Olsen

 Kevin Olsen returned for Wayne Hills, but the quarterback who made the decisive plays wore Paramus blue.Spartans quarterback Tyler Smith scrambled for a key late first down and connected with Darius House on a perfectly timed hitch-and-go with 2:50 left to lead Paramus to a 24-17 victory over Wayne Hills on Friday.

Olsen, Wayne Hills' 6-foot-3 highly-touted senior quarterback, made a surprise return to the field Friday night, playing for the first time since suffering a foot injury in the season opener against Northern Highlands. He turned in an uneven performance, finishing 8-for-19 for 87 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He also was called for three penalties, one intentional grounding in the end zone and two personal fouls. Click Here To Read More

Wayne Hills falls to Paramus; Olsen Returns at QB

It wasn't the comeback Kevin Olsen and the Wayne Hills football team envisioned, but it comes at a time when the Patriots need it the most. Olsen, the All-American quarterback who hasn't played since breaking a bone in his foot against Northern Highlands in week one, returned to the Wayne Hills' (5-4) lineup tonight against Paramus where the Patriots dropped a 24-17 setback in the regular-season finale. Click here to read more


Football: DePaul 40, Wayne Valley 0


Zach Bednarczyk threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead DePaul to a 40-0 victory over Wayne Valley last night at Wayne Valley.  Bednarczyk, who was 6-of-7 passing for 280 yards, opened the scoring with a 50-yard pass to Riley Clark. After a 91-yard hookup with Joe Moreno, Bednarczyk threw 76 yards to Clark and then ran for a 2-yard touchdown to give DePaul a 27-0 lead.
Clark finished with three receptions for 154 yards. Marky Clark ran for a 14-yard touchdown and Joe Moreno reached the end zone on a 13-yard run for DePaul.

Section I, Group III Girls Soccer Quarterfinals Wayne Hills 5, Demarest 1

Source: The Bergen Record

Nickolette Driesse knows the end is near, even if she doesn’t really want to acknowledge that every high school game she plays could be her last. The Wayne Hills girls soccer senior midfielder has a scholarship to North Carolina in hand, and a bright future in college awaits, but Driesse isn’t ready to let go of high school soccer, not when she’s having this much fun. Click here to read more


Section I, Goup III Field Hockey Semifinals: Wayne Hills 1, Northern Highlands 0

Source: The Bergen Record

The response was both timely and powerfully effective. Wayne Hills had been challenged and the Patriots answered the only way they know how – putting on intense offensive pressure.

Taking advantage of a late first-half goal after denying a point-blank Northern Highlands attempt, the Patriots defeated the Highlanders, 1-0, in a North 1, Group 3 state field hockey tournament semifinal Friday. Second-seeded Wayne Hills moves on to the sectional final next week.

"This is a very special group of girls, we've really bonded and come together at exactly the right time of the season," said Wayne Hills senior co-captain Elizabeth Yorey. "Everyone persevered and the result is we are maintaining our focus and playing at a high level. It's a special complete team feeling." Click here to read more

Friday Night Football

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

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Boys Soccer: North A Quarterfinals: DePaul 1, Pope John 0

Luis Mendoza scored the lone goal on an assist from Nick DelRio. Eric Klenofsky made four saves.

Field Hockey: Section I, Group IV Quarterfinals: Morris Knolls 3, Wayne Valley 2

Source: The Bergen Record

Wayne Valley put in the extra effort to come back. But in the end, it was a late rally by Morris Knolls that closed out the gritty Indians' season Tuesday. Click here to read more

Fall State Tournament Brackets

Boys Soccer
Section I, Group IV; Section I, Group III; Non Public North A

Girls Soccer
Section I, Group III; Section I, Group IV; Non Public North A

Field Hockey
Section I, Group III; Section I, Group IV

Field Hockey: Section I, Group III Quarterfinals - Wayne Hills 2, Passaic Valley 0

Delaney Burns and Nicole Gullone each caged a goal as Wayne Hills defeated Passaic Valley, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament in Wayne. Elizabeth Yorey and Melanie Cieucich each collected an assist and Christina Fabiano made four saves to earn the shutout for Wayne Hills. Passaic Valley's Brianna Salvemini made 10 saves.

Friday, November 2, 2012

WayneSports.com Back Up And Running

 
Like so many other New Jerseyans, the WayneSports.com offices suffered damage from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy (See the view outside our offices above). We are up and running now, but there's no high school sports to report on (see below).
 
Sandy halts State Tournaments, high school sports 
Source: Bergen Record 
With millions of people all across New Jersey still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the state has put high school sports on hold for the time being. Click here to read more



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Football: Teaneck 35, Wayne Valley 21

Wayne Valley, winners of its first four games this season, lost to previously winless Teaneck. It was Valley's fourth straight loss and badly damages its playoff prospects. Valley currently occupies the 8th and final playoff spot. But Paramus (4-3), which trails Valley by three power points, still has a game left on the ledger. If Paramus beats Wayne Hills Friday, they will certainly leap frog Valley. Even if Paramus loses to Wayne Hills, they may earn enough residual power points to leap frog Valley.

Teaneck never trailed against Valley. They took the lead  on the second play of the game, a 65-yard rush by Malik Lee, and never looked back. Devante Hicks added an 82 yard touchdown run Teaneck. Devaunte Locardia caught three touchdowns from Elijah Bethea (46, 10, 31 yards)

Valley's Anthony Landberg kept things close with 182 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Bethea led Teaneck with 213 passing yards.

Football: St. Joseph Montvale 48, DePaul 27

Joe Moreno scored on rushes of 4 and 11 yards for DePaul (3-5). Terrell Vassell added a touchdown on an 11-yard strike from Zach Bednarczyk. Riley Clark kicked 40 and 29 yard field goals. Bednarczyk threw for 168 yards. Moreno compiled 111 rushing yards. DePaul needs winless Raritan to be St. John Vianney this coming weekend in order to qualify for the playoffs.

"It unlikely," says DePaul coach John McKenna. We've lost to the teams that are No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (Don Bosco, Bergen Catholic, St. Joes, Paramus Catholic and Pascack Valley) in the (Bergen Record) Top 25. Name another team that had to do that!"


Friday, October 26, 2012

Football: Wayne Hills 34, Passaic Tech 7


Wayne Hills (5-3) beat Passaic Tech (6-2) to clinch its 17th straight playoff berth and its 23rd playoff berth in head coach Chris Olsen's 26 years at Hills. The Patriots will probably be on the road in the playoffs,  likely making tonight's game with PCT Olsen's last home game at Wayne Hills.

Cristian Rodriguez ran for two touchdowns to lead Wayne Hills' offense.Rodriguez opened the scoring with a 1-yard run in the first quarter and added a 2-yard score in the second. Robby Schiller also broke off a 55-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Schiller finished with 141 yards on 14 carries. Rodriguez ran for 76 yards. Justin DeGroat threw a 9-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to Ryan Kardux.

For Passaic Tech, Jared Quintero connected with Marquise Hansford for a 40-yard touchdown pass.
Issac Williams and Thomas Jefferson rushed for a combined 1,538 yards and 16 touchdowns in the PCTs' first seven games. Hills limited them to a combined 54 yards on 14 carries.

"Our defense came out on fire," said Rodriguez. "They didn't let up much yardage until we put in the [second string] at the end of the game. We stopped their offense completely, the whole game."

"We feel real good about [reaching the playoffs] because I think our history in the playoffs is pretty much as good as anybody's," said Chris Olsen. "Now that we're in, I think our chances are as good as anybody's. I don't think they wanted to be the team that didn't make the playoffs, when expectations were so high in the preseason, and rightfully so."

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Weekend Football

Friday
Passaic Tech at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.

Saturday
DePaul at St. Joseph-Montvale, 1 p.m.
Wayne Valley at Teaneck, 7 p.m.

Field Hockey Section I, Group IV State Tournament, First Round: Wayne Valley 1, North Hunterdon 0

Cassandra Gerard caged the game-winning goal off an assist from Maria Dentinger as Wayne Valley nipped North Hunterdon, 1-0, in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament in Wayne. Alex Piekarz turned away four shots in the shutout for Wayne Valley (13-6). Bridget Walsh made six saves for North Hunterdon (0-17-1).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

H.S. football: Wayne Hills on playoff bubble

Source: The Bergen Record

Chris Olsen, his assistants and his players took to the practice field Wednesday occupying a foreign position. Click here to read more

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Football: Wayne Hills 28, Passaic Valley 0


Robby Schiller and Ed Moskal scored two touchdowns apiece to lead Wayne Hills to a 28-0 victory over Passaic Valley yesterday in Little Falls. Hills (4-3) likely needs to beat Passaic Tech (6-1) at home next Friday to qualify for the State Playoffs by the 8-game cutoff.

Against Passaic Valley, Moskal provided Wayne Hills with a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with his 33-yard punt return. Schiller finished with 110 yards on 13 carries, including a 51-yard burst in the third quarter that extended the lead to 14-0. Justin DeGroat found Moskal with a 12-yard pass and Schiller ran for a 23-yard touchdown to close out the scoring for Wayne Hills. Rob Levine had 9 tackles to lead the Hills defense.

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Football: Northern Highlands 49, Wayne Valley 24

After storming to a 4-0 start this season, Wayne Valley has lost it's third straight game to fall to 4-3. This makes Saturday's game with winless Teaneck crucial in assuring Wayne Valley a State playoff spot after the 8-game cutoff.  Bobby Brown scored five touchdowns to lead Northern Highlands (4-3) past Valley.

Luke Primerano ran for 134 yards, including a 61 yard touchdown, for Valley. He also passed for 120 yards. Anthony Landberg scored on rushes to 5 and 1 yards. He finished with 76 yards rushing and also had 3 catches. Christian Gilberti led Valley receivers with 4 catches. Dave Drozjock added 3 receptions.

Passaic County Soccer Championships

Source: The Star Ledger

Boys: Clifton 1, DePaul 0: After 89 minutes and 30 seconds of scoreless soccer, Clifton's Kevin Arce placed the ball 35 yards from DePaul's goal. (Click here to read more)

Girls: Clifton 1, Wayne Hills 0: A year after watching Wayne Hills raise the Passaic County Tournament championship plaque, Clifton told a tale of redemption in a 1-0 victory over the defending champs to earn its second title in three years in the Passaic County Tournament final yesterday at Wayne Valley in Wayne. (Click here to read more)

Football: DePaul 73, Tenafly 40

Joe Moreno carried 20 times for 154 yards and five touchdowns to lead a potent ground game that sparked DePaul to a 73-40 victory over Tenafly last night in Wayne. Moreno's effort led three backs to gain over 100 yards for DePaul. Kareem Walker carried six times for 117 yards and three touchdowns and Zach Bednarczyk had eight carries for 125 yards and two TDs for DePaul.

Walker scored on two 20-yard runs in the first quarter and Moreno ran for a touchdown to help DePaul open a 23-14 lead. Moreno ran for three TDs and Bednarczyk ran for a score to highlight a 27-point second quarter that left DePaul with a 50-26 halftime lead. Moreno, Orlando Barker and Walker added touchdown runs in the second half for DePaul.

Steve Sobo threw four of his five touchdown passes to Justin Waller and also ran for a touchdown for Tenafly.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekend Football

Friday
Tenafly at DePaul, 7 p.m.

Saturday
Wayne Hills at Passaic Valley, 1 p.m.
Wayne Valley at Northern Highlands, 1 p.m.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Passaic County Tournament Girls Semifinals: Wayne Hills 3, Wayne Valley 1

Third-seeded Wayne Hills recorded 15 shots and defeated second-seeded Wayne Valley, 3-1, in the semifinals of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Nickolette Driesse, Sarah Bendl, and Sabrina Sirni scored for Wayne Hills (11-1-2), which also got nine saves from goalie Bjonda Ademi. Becky Strummolo made 12 stops for Wayne Valley (9-2). Hills will play top-seeded Clifton next week in the final.

Passaic County Boys Soccer Semifinals: DePaul 4, Wayne Hills 1

Luis Mendoza scored twice as top-seed DePaul defeated fourth-seeded Wayne Hills, 4-1, in Wayne to advance to the championship round of the Passaic County Tournament. Nick DiBiase added a goal and an assist for DePaul (11-1) and Eric Klenofsky made six saves. Vince Han scored for Wayne Hills. Top seeded DePaul takes on Clifton (No. 2) in the final next weekend.

Passaic County Tournament Field Hockey Semifinals: Wayne HIlls 1, Wayne Valley 0

Delaney Burns scored the game-winning goal off a pass from Elizabeth Yorey as Wayne Hills defeated Wayne Valley, 1-0, in overtime in the semifinals of the Pasasic County Tournament in Wayne. Christina Fabiano made 15 saves in the shutout for Wayne Hills (11-2-2). Wayne Valley (10-5) out-shot Wayne Hills by five. Hills will take on top-seeded Lakeland in the final next week.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Football: DePaul 46, Old Tappan 0


Zach Bednarczyk scored three touchdowns and Joe Moreno added two more for DePaul (2-4) in its 46-0 victory over Old Tappan in Wayne. Moreno scored on a 15-yard run in the first quarter and caught a five-yard pass from Bednarczyk in the second quarter.Bednarczyk ran for two scores in the second quarter, one from 24 yards out and the other from 27 yards out. Bednarczyk also threw a two point conversion to Matt Greff. Steve Speidel, Kareem Walker and Marky Clark also had touchdown rushes.

Bednarczyk led the way with 165 yards rushing and 100 yards passing. Moreno tacked on 161 yards rushing. 

Football: Pascack Valley 35, Wayne Hills 21

Justin DeGroat fired off a touchdown to Preston Quinn (9 yards) and two to Erik Moskal (10 and 19 yards). Erik Martinez was succesful on all three PAT attempts. Hills fell to 3-3. Unbeaten Pascack Valley was led by Kyle Schneider, who threw for 202 yards.

Football: Paramus 32, Wayne Valley 13


Luke Primerano ran for 135 yards, threw for 105 and had two touchdown rushes for Wayne Valley (4-2). Anthony Biondi had 5 catches for 61 yards. Elvis Romero had 7 tackles. Frank Law had 6 tackles, including a sack. John Rondi had 6 tackles as well.

Tyler Smith passed for two scores and ran for another for Paramus. Matt Tozzi also ran for two touchdowns.

Friday Night Football

Wayne Hills at Pascack Valley, 7 p.m.
Old Tappan at DePaul, 7 p.m.
Paramus at Wayne Valley, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Football: Greg Olsen’s son born, headed for heart surgery Saturday

Source: Varsity Aces

T.J. Olsen, the son of former Wayne Hills star Greg Olsen and his wife, Kara, was delivered along with his twin sister by Caesarean section late Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C. Now comes the harder part for the Carolina Panthers tight end, his wife and the rest of their family. T.J. Olsen was born with a defective heart and will need three open-heart surgeries to survive. The first of those surgeries is scheduled for Saturday in Charlotte. Click here to read more

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Passaic County Tournament Boys Soccer Quarterfinals: Wayne Hills 3, Wayne Valley 0

Kyle Keegan, Matt Cossari and Tyler Kulscar scored for Hills (No. 4, 7-1). Goalie Grant Kelly earned the shutout. Rodolfo Mercurio had 5 saves for Valley (No. 5, 4-3-2).

Passaic County Tournament Boys Soccer Quarterfinals: DePaul 2, Lakeland 1

Bryan Calixto and Jihoon Lee scored for top-seeded DePaul (9-1). Nicholas DelRio had an assist for the Spartans. Jason Rameriz scored for Lakeland.

Passaic County Tournament Field Hockey Quarterfinals: Wayne Valley 3, Pompton Lakes 0

Christie Ludwig had two goals and Samantha Cummings to lead Wayne Valley (8-4). Goalie Alex Piekarz earned the shutout.

Passaic County Tournament Girls Soccer Quarterfinals: Clifton 3, DePaul 0

Tiffany Martinez had 9 saves for DePaul.

Football: Bergen Catholic 55, DePaul 19

Zach Bednarczyk threw touchdown passes to Matt Greff (7 yards) and Justin Nelson (39 yards), but DePaul still lost. Steve Speidel added a 53 yard touchdown rush. Bergen Catholic's male enrollement is double DePaul's male enrollement.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Football: Wayne Hills 28, Teaneck 6

Justin DeGroat threw for 203 yards and two touchdown passes (14 and 17 yards) to Matt Schunke to spark Wayne Hills (3-2) to a 28-6 victory over Teaneck yesterday in Wayne. Christian Rodriguez and Erik Martinez added touchdown runs of 6 and 2 yards, respectively. Rodriguez finished with 158 rushing yards. Erik Moskal caught 8 of DeGroat's passes for 139 yards. Martinez was true on all four PAT's. For Teaneck, Devaunte Locadia caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Elijah Bethea.

Football: Ramapo 45, Wayne Valley 13



Luke Primerano passed for 89 yards and ran for a 17 yard touchdown, but Wayne Valley (4-1) still lost its first game of the season. The other score came on a Billy Crank to Anthony Biondi 25 yard scoring strike. Biondi caught 3 passes for 70 yards. Dave Drozjock also had three receptions. Crank finished with 60 yards passing. Elvis Romero led the defense with 8 tackles, including three sacks. Justin Walker had 6 tackles, including 1 sack. Pavle Knezevic had 5 tackles, including 1 sack. Anthony Lovecchio threw a 15 yard touchdown to Neil O'Connor and a 72 yard touchdown to Logan Schulte. Lovecchio also ran for a touchdown. Ramapo registered 9 sacks.

Ramapo led 10-7 at the half, but exploded for five second half touchdowns. Ramapo has now outscored its five opponents, 204-47 this season. Wayne Valley hadn't allowed more than 17 points in any of its first four games. Valley's leading rusher and middle linebacker Anthony Landberg did not play due to a shoulder injury.

"This was absolutely huge," said Schulte. "We knew Wayne Valley was a great team. We studied them, practiced well and brought our A game."

Passaic County Tournament Girls Soccer Quarterfinals: Wayne Valley 1, Passaic Valley 0

Victoria Pugliano scored on a pass from Keri Wieczerak to lead Wayne Valley (No. 2, 8-1). Halsey Luisa had 22 saves for Passaic Valley (No. 7, 6-3-1).

Weekend Football

Friday
Wayne Valley at Ramapo, 7 p.m.
Teaneck at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.

Saturday
DePaul at Bergen Catholic, 2:30

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Football: Wayne Valley 41, Passaic Valley 6


Luke Primerano threw for 167 yards, including a 51 yard touchdown pass to Anthony Biondi, to lead Wayne Valley (4-0). The senior also tacked on 41 rushing yards.

Anthony Landberg ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns (1 & 5 yards). Alan Yennie and Billy Crank ran for touchdowns. James Clarke recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for another score. Biondi finished with 3 catches for 84 yards. Dave Drozjock had four catches for 67 yards. Christian Gilberti booted five extra points.

Both Pavle Knezevic and Elvis Romero had 8 tackles, including 2 sacks. Justin Walker had 7 tackles, including 1 sack. Frank Law had 6 tackles, including 1 sack. Andrew Monteyne added 6 tackles.

 “I thought we played with intensity and both our (offensive and defensive) lines were awesome," Landberg said. "Without them, we wouldn’t be the team we are. They were blowing people off the ball all day.”

The lone bright spot for Passaic Valley came after a sack by Michael Melegrano forced a punt and Cesar Concepcion came through the line to block the kick. Concepcion recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown, but the PAT attempt hit the upright and the Indians maintained a one-point lead.

Next Friday night Valley travels to Franklin Lakes to play Ramapo, which has outscored its four opponents by an 159-34 margin. It will be a battle of the unbeatens.

“We know we’re a really good team, but we want to find out just how good we are next Friday,” said Romero. “We played really well today, but we still feel our best game is yet to come.”

Football: St. Joseph-Montvale 42, Wayne Hills 14

Christian Rodriguez' rushed for 86 yards and scored a two yard touchdown. Erik Moskal caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Justin DeGroat. Ricky Jeune scored for St. Joes on an 80 yard pass from Spencer Aukamp. Jeune also scored on a 30 yard interception return. St. Joes is a nationally ranked private school power. It's roster includes includes players from all over New Jersey and parts of New York. The Hills roster includes players in Wayne, north of Ratzer Road.

Football Game Preview: Wayne Valley and Passaic Valley rivalry going strong for 61 years

Source: The Wayne Today

The football rivalry between Passaic Valley and Wayne Valley has taken place, with a brief three-year exception in the early 1980's, since 1952. This Saturday afternoon, the two teams will meet in Little Falls in a 1 p.m. kickoff for the 61st time. Click here to read more.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Football: Pascack Valley 33, DePaul 28

DePaul took a 21-20 lead into the fourth quarter, but could not hold on. Joe Moreno ran for touchdowns of 5 and 1 yards. Steve Speidel ran in from 3 yards out. Riley Clark caught a 3 yard scoring toss from Zach Bednarczyk. DePaul fell to 1-3.

Weekend Football

Friday
DePaul at Pascack Valley, 6 p.m.
Saturday
Wayne Hills at St. Joseph-Montvale, 1 p.m.
Wayne Valley at Passaic Valley, 1 p.m.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Don Bosco Prep 62, DePaul 14


Don Bosco Prep has double the male enrollment of DePaul. That was on full display Friday night as Bosco soundly defeated DePaul. Zach Bednarczyk ran for a 22-yard touchdown and threw a TD pass to Riley Clark to make it 27-14. From that point on, it was all Bosco.

In the first half, Frank Nutile threw two touchdown passes, one each to Isaiah Hill and Elijah Hanks. Hanks also ran for a 51-yard score in the second half. Don Bosco Prep returned three interceptions for touchdowns in the second half, including a 102-yard TD return by Mike D'Alessandro,

Football: Wayne Hills 49, Tenafly 0

Wayne Hills (2-1) tallied six rushing touchdowns in a 49-0 victory against Tenafly in Wayne Hills. Cristian Rodriguez led the way with three rushing scores, and he finished with 102 yards on 13 carries. He added 108 punt return yards.

Robby Schiller found the end zone twice on runs of 3 and 9 yards. Craig Kuhnlein finished the scoring with 21-yard run in the fourth quarter. Justin DeGroat threw for 88 yards.

Wayne Hills also scored on a 62-yard interception return by Nick Trentacosta in the second quarter. He finished with seven tackles, the interception and a forced fumble. Erik Martinez connected on all seven extra point attempts.

Football: Wayne Valley 50, Passaic 14

Wayne Valley (3-0) is off to its best start since 2007, when they ultimately went 11-1. Luke Primerano threw touchdown passes to Dave Drozjock (41 yards), Matt Hester (6 yards) and Anthony Biondi (11 yards).

Valley also got touchdown runs from Alan Yennie (19 yards), Anthony Landberg (22 yards), and Erhan Guven (2 yards). Jacob Anderson recorded a sack for a safety. John Rondi scored on a 6 yard blocked punt return.

Landberg finished with 105 rushing yards. Primerano threw for 88 yards and ran for 52 yard. Pavle Knezevic had 8 tackles. Anderson had 6 tackles, including 2.5 sacks. Guven added 6 spills. Justin Walker had 5 tackles, including a sack. Ryan Mac Donald had 4 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. Matt Koropsak had 4 tackles and a fumble recovery. Christian Gilberti kicked seven extra points.

Naiam Reed threw two touchdown passes to Davon Stowe (75 yards and 37 yards).

Friday Football Results

Details To Come
Wayne Hills 49, Tenafly 0
Wayne Valley 50, Passaic 14
Don Bosco Prep 62, DePaul 14

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Night Football

Don Bosco Prep at DePaul, 7 p.m.
Tenafly at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.
Passaic at Wayne Valley, 7 p.m.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Football: Wayne Valley 23, Wayne Hills 17


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As the Wayne Valley football team marched toward the Wayne Valley football field for its game with Wayne Hills, it may have appeared to some that the wrong team showed up. Valley, ordinarily, wears dark blue uniforms, with light blue trim. But the team marching toward the field wore light blue uniforms, with dark blue trim.

"We're going with three uniforms this year (dark blue, light blue and white)," head coach Brian O'Connor said. "These (light blue) are our 'Big Game' uniforms."

And for Wayne Valley, it doesn't get anymore 'Big Game' then it does when they take on Wayne Hills. The two schools have only played each other seven times previously. Valley beat Hills in the first ever meeting (the 1991 State Sectional Finals), but hasn't beaten Hills since (the entire series is listed below). Until now!

Valley (2-0) defeated Hills (1-1) Friday in front of 10,000 spectators, 23-17. It was Hills' first loss to a public school team since they lost to Ramapo in the 2009 final. It was Hills' first loss to a public school team, other than Ramapo, since 2004. That year, Hills lost Demarest and Ramapo.

"This was a huge game on our schedule and Hills played great, as we expected," said junior running back/linebacker Anthony Landberg. "Last year's loss to Hills broke our season. Now we're going in the right direction. It's all good things from here."

Valley surged to a 23-0 advantage by halftime, and then staved off a furious Hills rally to secure the victory. Landberg grinded out 74 rushing yards, scoring on a one yard plunge to start off the scoring. James Clarke recovered a muffed punt on the one yard line to set up Landberg's TD.  Luke Primerano ran for a 6-yard touchdown and threw a 38-yard scoring strike to Anthony Biondi. Primerano finished with 97 yards passing and 32 yards rushing. Christian Gilberti drilled a 31 yard field goal.

Frank Law and Elvis Romero had 8 tackles and a 1 sack each. Gilberti and John Rondi had 7 tackles and 1 fumble recovery each. Primerano also had 7 tackles. Hills did not register a single first down in the first half.

Hills comeback bid featured touchdown rushes from Christian Rodriguez (3 yards) and Robby Schiller (19 yards). Erik Martinez drilled a 31 yard field goal.

"We'll enjoy this one, but not for long," O'Connor said. "We're 2-0. And this win in particular shows our remaining opponents that Wayne Valley is for real."

"We didn't deserve to win. We were just outplayed and we made too many mistakes and that had nothing to do with our quarterback," Hills coach Chris Olsen said in reference to the broken foot suffered by his son Kevin Olsen last week. Junior Justin DeGroat started in Kevin Olsen's stead. "You've got to play a whole game and we didn't do it. Wayne Valley played a better game. They deserved to win and we deserved to lose."

The Series (Hills leads 6-2)
1991: State Sectional Final: Valley 7, Hills 0 (at Valley)
2001: State Sectional Semifinal: Hills 41, Valley 6 (at Hills)
2007: State Sectional Final: Hills 27, Valley 7 (at the Meadowlands)
2009: Regular Season: Hills 7, Valley 0 (at Valley)
2010: Regular Season: Hills 21, Valley 16 (at Hills)
2010: State Sectional Quarterfinals: Hills 48, Valley 0 (at Hills)
2011: Regular Season: Hills 41, Valley 0 (at Valley)
2012: Regular Season: Valley 23, Hills 17 (at Valley)

More Details, Photos And Quotes To Come

Football: Paramus Catholic 35, DePaul 14

Zach Bednarczyk ran for a 66 yard touchdown and threw a 30 yard score to Mack Dref, but DePaul still lost. 

WAYNE BOWL 2012: Hills at Valley

TONIGHT - Regular Season
Wayne Hills (1-0) at Wayne Valley (1-0), 7 p.m.

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The Series (Hills leads 6-1)
1991: State Sectional Final: Valley 7, Hills 0 (at Valley)
2001: State Sectional Semifinal: Hills 41, Valley 6 (at Hills)
2007: State Sectional Final: Hills 27, Valley 7 (at the Meadowlands)
2009: Regular Season: Hills 7, Valley 0 (at Valley)
2010: Regular Season: Hills 21, Valley 16 (at Hills)
2010: State Sectional Quarterfinals: Hills 48, Valley 0 (at Hills)
2011: Regular Season: Hills 41, Valley 0 (at Valley)

Skiffo Drake's 2012 Prediction: Wayne Valley 21, Wayne Hills 17

Injury Report: Wayne Valley - Starting running back Anthony Duncan (ACL) out. Wayne Hills - Starting quarterback Kevin Olsen (Foot) out.

Team Photos: Valley; Hills

Police, school district to beef up security at Hills-Valley football game
  (Source: The Bergen Record)
Tensions appear on rise at district's 2 school.  Police presence will be beefed up for a football game tonight between traditional rivals Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley high schools in response to reignited tensions over an assault of two students by eight football players nearly a year ago, the township police chief said on Thursday. Click here to read more

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FOOTBALL: Wayne athletic director Miello stands on neutral ground as Valley-Hills game approaches

Source: The Wayne Today

When the Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills football teams storm the field for Friday night's tussle at Wayne Valley High School, a chorus of cheers are sure to rain down from both sets of bleachers.
Fans on the home side, most likely, will be decked out in Valley-blue, while fans on the away side, will be donned in Hills-maroon. The game annually attracts thousands of attendees. At least one of those attendees tomorrow will be neutral - clad in neither Valley-blue nor Hills-maroon.

"I guess I'll have to hang out at the refreshment stand," said Mike Miello, Wayne Township's new district-wide athletic director. Click here to read more

Saturday, September 8, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Hills' QB Kevin Olsen out 6-8 weeks

Source: The Wayne Today

Wayne Hills' All American QB Kevin Olsen out 6-8 weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in last night's win over Northern Highlands. Click here to read the Wayne Today story. It includes quotes from Hills coach Chris Olsen to follow.



Lennon steps down as DePaul baseball coach

Source: The Wayne Today

Joe Lennon, the dean of Passaic County baseball coaches, has decided to step down from his head coaching post at DePaul Catholic after 24 seasons. Lennon confirmed the news this morning after informing school principal Father Michael Donovan on Tuesday. Click here to read more

Friday, September 7, 2012

Football: Wayne Valley 24, West Milford 12


Quarterback Luke Primerano ran for 134 yards and passed for 64 to lead Wayne Valley. He scored on a one yard sneak. Anthony Landberg rushed for 100 yards, including a 26 yard touchdown. Pat Benson (pictured above) scored on a 90 yard kickoff return and added 51 ground yards.

Landberg and Elvis Romero had 8 tackles apiece. John Rondi had 7 tackles. Romero, Rondi and Paul Knezevic had sacks. Dave Drozjock and Jacob Anderson had interceptions.

Football: DePaul 33, Paramus 0

Joe Moreno rushed for 220 yards and touchdowns of 8, 15, 12 and 45 yards. Marky Clark added 124 rushing yards and scored on a 40 yard rush.

"Both Moreno and Clark play defense, so it's going to be good to be able to rotate them," head coach John McKenna said. "That'll keep fresh legs out there."

Zach Bednarczyk threw for 79 yards and passes for 62 yards.

Football: Wayne Hills 56, Northern Highlands 7

Robby Schiller ran for 218 yards and scored on runs of 21 and 24 yards to lead Hills. Kevin Olsen threw for 120 yards and tossed two touchdowns to Ryan Kardux (5 and 4 yards). Olsen also ran for a 10 yard score. Christian Rodriguez raced for 114 yards and scored on runs of 16 and 2 yards. Justin Hogan added a 2 yard touchdown run. Erik Martinez was true on all 8 extra point attempts. Bobby Brown scored for Northern Highlands.

Happy Opening Day!

Friday Night Football
Northern Highlands at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.
Wayne Valley at West Milford, 7 p.m.
DePaul at Paramus, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wayne Valley Football expects to get back to winning ways

Source: The Wayne Today

Since 2005, the Wayne Valley football team is unquestionably among the top public school programs in the state. The team's 46-25 (.647) record and five playoff appearances certainly puts the team in the upper echelon. Unfortunately for Wayne Valley, though, last year's 3-7 teams did not exactly help the cause. Click here to read more

Wayne Hills Football takes aim at third-straight title

Source: The Wayne Today

Just when it appears that the Wayne Hills football team is finally abandoning its signature running game for its high-profile passing game, think again. Not even an All-American quarterback is enough reason for veteran head coach Chris Olsen to change his approach. Click here to read more.

DePaul football braces for a challenging schedule

Source: The Wayne Today

The monster division created by the Big North Conference, larger than life by most football standards, is gnashing its teeth and awaiting DePaul Catholic. When alerted of his fate, Big Green head coach John McKenna deadpanned: "Hey, it is what it is." Click here to read more

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wayne Hills football player charged in assault files $15M suit claiming false arrest, violation of rights

Source: The Bergen Record

A Wayne Hills football player, who was among nine players charged last season in a controversial assault and the only one to be cleared, has filed a federal suit seeking at least $15 million in damages for false arrest and violation of his constitutional rights. Plaintiff Troy Zaffino of Wayne names as defendants in his civil suit the Township of Wayne; Wayne Police Department; Wayne Board of Education and its individual officers and trustees; Mayor Christopher P. Vergano; Police Chief John Reardon; Capt. James Clarke; Wayne Interim Superintendant of Schools Michael Roth; and as-yet unidentified police officers. Click here to read more.

Girls Soccer Previews

Source: The Bergen Record

Wayne Valley; Wayne Hills; DePaul

Sunday, September 2, 2012

No. 4: Wayne Hills Football - A Grand Exit For Olsen?

Source: The Bergen Record

Chris Olsen is treating his last season as Wayne Hills’ football coach just the way he treated his first 25 years on the job.One of the most polarizing figures in the history of New Jersey high school sports simply wants himself and his assistants to prepare his players as (Click here to read more)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Preseason Football: Wayne Valley 28, Indian Hills 6


Anthony Landberg ran for three touchdowns and Mark Deluise ran for another as Wayne Valley won its preseason game.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Wayne Valley Football Hall Of Fame Inductions

Wayne Valley head coach Brian O'Connor (right) inducted four former Indians into the team Hall of Fame at Friday's Beefsteak at the Wayne PAL. The inductees were Ray Holcomb (1965-67), Brewer Cummings (1986-88), Mike Loniewski (1995-97), and Jake Pluta (1992-1994).

No. 6: DePaul football team remains upbeat

Source: The Bergen Record

The old football adage is that if a team has two quarterbacks, it really doesn't have one.
That wasn't true for DePaul last season, when the Spartans effectively employed a two-quarterback system. Zach Bednarczyk and Travis Bligh, both sophomores, split time behind center and led DePaul to an 8-2 record. Click here to read more

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boys soccer preseason countdown: No. 9 DePaul

Source: The Bergen Record

The DePaul boys soccer team has forgotten last year's breakthrough season. It's pushed aside memories of hoisting the first trophy in program history and instead is focusing on bigger things for its encore performance. Click here to read more

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wayne Valley vs. Bergenfield Football Scrimmage Photos



Skiffo Drake kicked off the 2012 football season by attending the preseason clash between Wayne Valley and Bergenfield. Click here to see more photos.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Boys soccer preseason Top 25 countdown: No. 13 Wayne Valley

Source: The Bergen Record

Kyle Hughes has been around the Wayne Valley boys soccer program long enough to know that expectations never change. Faces do, but exceptions don't.
"Wayne Valley has always been a (Click here to read more)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

$14.5M settlement reached in Wayne family's Louisville Slugger lawsuit [video]

Source: The Bergen Record


In a case that heightened awareness of the risks of youth sports, a Wayne family whose son was left brain damaged after being hit in the chest by a line drive during a Little League baseball game in 2006 accepted a $14.5 million settlement Wednesday from an aluminum bat maker. The family of Steven Domalewski, now 19, said they agreed to the offer so their son, (Click here to read more)

Boys soccer: DePaul has high hopes heading into fall season

Source: The Wayne Today

It was as though the DePaul Catholic boys' soccer team rehearsed the script. The constant player movement, coupled with short, crisp passes landing at the (Click here to read more)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Girls soccer preseason Top 25: No. 18 Wayne Valley

Source: The Bergen Record

The bond began to develop in mid-July, as 22 Wayne Valley players sitting on sofas and talking inside the dormitories at The College of New Jersey, started becoming closer as friends and teammates. Now, a month after the group returned from soccer camp closer than ever, the bond has become a backbone for the Indians as they try to win their first title in five years.

"I think we're going to go very far this year because we're becoming more of a team than the other years," Wayne Valley senior captain Bari Nedick said "It's a family. We're all (Click here to read more)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wayne Valley football program announces four new Hall of Fame inductees

Source: The Wayne Today

Wayne Valley head football coach Brian O'Connor recently announced that four former players will be inducted into the program's Hall of Fame. The new inductees - Ray Holcomb (1965-67), Brewer Cummings (1986-88), Jake Pluta (1992-1994) and Mike Loniewski (1995-97) - will be honored at an induction dinner on Friday, August 31 at the Wayne PAL. Click here to read more

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Boys soccer preseason countdown: No. 22 Wayne Hills

Source: The Bergen Record

As an outside defender, Wayne Hills senior Mike Walton doesn’t get many opportunities to shine — unless it’s time for a penalty kick. Walton, 17, is the Patriots’ first call when it’s time to line up a spot kick from (Click here to read more)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

GO PARSIPPANY GO!

On behalf of the entire WayneSports.com staff, congratulations to the Parsippany-Troy Hills  Little League for advancing to the World Series in Williamsport, PA! Represent! Keep making North Jersey proud!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Football: Wayne Valley Football Hall Of Fame Looking For Nominees

Source: Wayne Patch

The Wayne Valley High School Hall of Fame is looking for a few new inductees.
The high school’s football team and coach Brian O’Connor are seeking nominations for the team’s Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Click here to read more

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Former Wayne Hills football player waives court appearance on second arrest

Source: The Bergen Record

A former Wayne Hills High School football player arrested in a controversial assault case last fall has waived his first appearance in municipal court Thursday on a second arrest that could jeopardize his status in a special probation program. Click here to read more

Friday, July 20, 2012

Little League World Series State : Somerset Hills 3, Wayne 2

Wayne had bases loaded and no outs  in the sixth inning, but couldn't score the tying run as they suffered an elimination loss. They are only the 8th Wayne team since 1958 to make it to the Little League World Series State Sectionals.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Little League World Series Sectional Tournament: Wayne 3, Sparta 2

Kevin Woll homered in the fifth inning to lift the Wayne National team to victory. Wayne advanced to the Sectionals by winning the District 2 championship. They are 1-1 in the Sectionals. They play again tonight against Somerset Hills in Piscataway.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wayne Hills football player involved in incident with Wayne Valley students is arrested again

Source: The Bergen Record

Andrew Monaghan, the only adult among nine Wayne Hills football players arrested on assault charges last fall, has been arrested again, possibly endangering a pre-trial agreement that granted him special probation. Click here to read more.

Little League World Series: Section II State Playoffs

Source: The Bergen Record

Wayne ace Chris Gerard tossed three innings of no-hit ball before being removed after 48 pitches. Wayne will take on Sparta, which lost to Parsippany-Troy Hills 13-2, today in an elimination game at 8:15 p.m. Click Here To Read More

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wayne Little League Wins District Championship

The Wayne Little League National team won the District 2 Championship by defeating Pequannock in the final in West Milford. The Wayne Little League was founded in 1958. This is only the eighth time that Wayne has won the District crown (1962, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1980, 2005, 2009, 2012). Wayne now moves onto the State Sectional Tournament which starts Monday in Piscataway.

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Athletic Director Said Position Is 'Very Appealing'

Source: The Wayne Patch

Michael Miello was hired as the new interim district athletic director. The Board of Education approved Miello’s hiring at a meeting Thursday night. Click here to read more

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Miello expected to be named new Wayne Township athletic director

Source: The Wayne Today

The long-awaited decision on who will assume the new district wide athletic director position in Wayne Township will be unveiled at Thursday's Board of Education session. River Edge resident and football coaching legend Mike Miello has been proposed to the Wayne Public Schools Board of Education for the position and the Board is expected to approve his hiring in Thursday's meeting. Click here to read more



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baseball: Section I, Group III Semifinals: West Milford 12, Wayne Hills 2

Source: The Bergen Record

Joe Jordan had a team full of dejected West Milford baseball players May 19.


The top-seeded Highlanders had their sights set on becoming the first team in school history to win the Passaic County tournament, but ninth-seeded Clifton came to their home field and eliminated them in the quarterfinals. That loss was their fourth straight and West Milford’s once-promising season appeared headed toward a frustrating conclusion. Click here to read more



Monday, May 28, 2012

Passaic County Baseball Final: DePaul 11, Wayne Hills 2

Source: The Bergen Record

DePaul repeated in more ways than one Monday.


The Spartans didn’t just win a second straight Passaic County baseball championship for the first time in school history. Click here to read more







Sunday, May 27, 2012

Baseball: Wayne Hills shuts out Clifton, 2-0, to advance to PCT final

Source: The Bergen Record

 Wayne Hills coach Fran Rella realized that even after a 50-minute rain delay Saturday at Passaic Tech that there was no pitcher he’d rather have on the mound than Chris Amato. Click here to read more

Passaic County Baseball Semifinals: DePaul 15, Hawthorne 4

Source: The Bergen Record
The DePaul Spartans are right where they expected they’d be all along.        
DePaul senior Sean Jones getting mobbed by his teammates after he cracked a home run, one of two he hit on the day, during Saturday afternoon’s Passaic tournament semifinals.
The defending Passaic County champions put on a spectacular offensive demonstration in the tournament semifinals Saturday to defeat Hawthorne, 15-4, and earn a shot to win back-to-back county titles for the first time in school history. Click here to read more

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Baseball: North A State Playoffs: Pope John 3, DePaul 1

John Scarr batted the run for DePaul (11-12). Matt Betz and Travis Bligh rapped doubles.

Section I, Group III Quarterfinals: Wayne Hills 7, Jefferson 2

Steve Addesso batted in two runs and earned the win with 7 strikeouts. Jason Avedissian had three hits and knocked in a run. Chris Amato, Eric Moskal, Justin Avedissian and Marc Imbimbo had one RBI apiece.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Softball: Section I, Group IV Quarterfinals: Wayne Valley 6, Ridgewood 2

Source: The Bergen Record

Wayne Valley was planning for the worst. Wayne Valley’s Madison Galligan belting a two-run home run in the fourth inning of the North 1, Group 4 quarterfinals. The Indians had no idea how long the weather would hold out Thursday. The fact that the No. 4 seed was even playing against No. 5 Ridgewood in the quarterfinals of the North 1, Group 4 softball tournament was because their home field has artificial turf and it had stopped raining for a few hours. Click here to read more



State Lacrosse Tournament: Wayne Valley's dream run ends, but team holds its heads high


Source: The Bergen Record

As the final seconds ticked down on their high school careers, Wayne Valley seniors Steve Adwar and Mac Peters met behind the Indians bench for one final hug. Their heads were held high and their smiles wide as can be as they approached each other with their helmets off, both captains knowing their legacy was already intact. Click here to read more


 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

State Lacrosse Tournament: Wayne Valley 9, Moorestown 8, OT

Source: The Bergen Record

In a stunning result that sent ripples across the state, Steve Adwar scored the winning goal with 1:50 left in overtime Tuesday to lift 17th-seeded Wayne Valley to a 9-8 win over top-seeded and defending Group 3 state champion Moorestown in second-round boys lacrosse play in Moorestown. Click here to read more




Baseball: Section I, Group IV Playoffs, First Round: Clifton 4, Wayne Valley 2

Source: The Bergen Record

This time there was no need for Clifton coach Joe Rivera and his players to apologize for a win against Wayne Valley. Clifton’s Ryan Hariton (12) celebrating with Joe DeJesus after Hariton, who had tripled in the go-ahead run, scored in the eighth inning as the Mustangs beat Wayne Valley, 4-2, at William Paterson in the North 1, Group 4 tournament. the Ten days after Wayne Valley forfeited its first-round Passaic County tournament victory over Clifton, the Mustangs eliminated Wayne Valley from the North 1, Group 4 tournament Tuesday in conventional fashion at William Paterson. Click here to read more

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baseball: Section I, Group III First Round: Wayne Hills 4, Northern Highlands 1

Christian Rodriguez, Michael Abate and Stephen Addesso knocked in runs for Hills (No. 7). Eric Moskal allowed just four hits.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baseball: Passaic County Semifinals: Wayne Hills 2, Lakeland 1, 9 innings

Mark Guarino knocked in both runs for Wayne Hills (18-6). Chris Amato struck out 8 Lakeland batters. He helped his cause with two singles. Justin Avedissian, Steve Addesso and Michael Abate had hits. Joe Gilligan had Lakeland's RBI.

Baseball: Sean Jones drives DePaul into Passaic County semifinals

Source: The Bergen Record

A shoulder injury has prevented DePaul’s Sean Jones from playing right field most of his senior season.
Sean Jones of DePaul following through on his hit that gave the Spartans their first lead Saturday against Pompton Lakes. It hasn’t hurt his swing. Jones showed again Saturday why he is one of North Jersey’s best hitters. Click here to read more.



Saturday, May 19, 2012

It's all about the "U": Wayne Hills' Kevin Olsen commits to Miami

Source: The Wayne Today

Wayne Hills' junior quarterback Kevin Olsen verbally committed to the University of Miami earlier today. The Wayne Hills' junior quarterback, known for his solid decision making under pressure, gave a non-binding verbal commitment to play football at the University of Miami. Olsen's decision ends months of speculation on where he'll be spending his collegiate career and comes a day after Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch paid a visit to the Wayne area on Thursday. Click here to read more



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Baseball: Wayne Valley coach apologetic in 'defeat'

Source: The Wayne Today

The Wayne Valley baseball team's quest for a fifth Passaic County Tournament semifinal appearance in the last six years came to a grinding and heartbreaking halt Saturday when they lost to ninth-seeded Clifton in the opening round.


It was, however, far from your typical loss.

Wayne Valley (12-9), the eighth seed, walked off the field seemingly triumphant with what appeared to be a 3-2 victory. But two days later, though, Clifton was declared the winner.

Wayne Valley, it turned out, inadvertently violated one of the NJSIAA's rules for innings limits Saturday, when standout pitcher Brian Kokos exceeded 10 innings within in a four-day period. Mathematically, the senior right-hander had thrown 16 pitches too many. Click here to read more



Sunday, May 13, 2012

Softball: Softball: DePaul takes one step back to move forward and win Passaic County crown

Source: The Bergen Record

DePaul softball players celebrate their victory with trophies in hand after beating Lakeland, 9-3, in Saturday afternoon’s Passaic County tournament final. The top-seeded Spartans defeated second-seeded Lakeland, 9-3, Saturday afternoon in the Passaic County tournament championship game, earning their first crown since 2004. Click here to read more.



Lacrosse: Wayne Valley Boys and Girls Teams When County Titles

Source: The Bergen Record

According to Steve Adwar, Wayne Valley is now "a lacrosse school." And after Saturday night, that statement would be pretty tough to argue.  As Adwar prepared for his Passaic County boys lacrosse tournament final, he watched the Wayne Valley girls team put the finishing touches on its first county championship.

Hours later, the lightning-quick and athletic Adwar was the catalyst behind the boys team's first Passaic County title, with four goals, as the fourth-seeded Indians upset top-seeded Lakeland, 12-5, outscoring the Lancers, 6-1, in the fourth quarter after a back-and-forth first three quarters.

Click here to read the boys story
Click here to read the girls story



Baseball: Passaic County Tournament First Round

DePaul 10, Kennedy 0: Mike Sweeney and Nick Fondacaro had three RBI apiece as DePaul advanced. Mike Lembo knock in two runs. Fondacaro allowed just two hits.

Wayne Hills 10, Eastside 0: Erik Moskal and Steve Addesso had two RBI apiece to lead Hills. Chris Amato held Eastside to just two hits.

Wayne Valley 3, Clifton 2: Wayne Valley may have to forfeit. Pitcher Brian Kokos exceeded his innings limit (Source: The Bergen Record) - - - Click here for more details.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baseball: Lakeland 10, Wayne Hills 2

Josh Cote and Michael Abate knocked in the runs for Hills.

Wayne Valley Boys And Girls Lacrosse Advance

Source: The Bergen Record

Boys lacrosse: Uncharted territory


Making program history meant everything to the Wayne Valley boys lacrosse team. Doing so against its biggest rival made it even sweeter.Click here to read more.


Girls lacrosse:Kaytlin Callaghan makes most of her 2nd chance

Kaytlin Callaghan had an opportunity in the final six seconds to send Wayne Valley to the Passaic County girls lacrosse tournament final. Her low free position shot went wide. Click here to read more





Wayne Hills' Olsen to coach next season, announces retirement as teacher

Source: The Bergen Record

Chris Olsen, the successful head coach of the Wayne Hills High football squad, plans to retire from teaching in June next year, the school superintendent said Wednesday. Click here to read more

Baseball: Wayne Hills 14, Eastside 3

Josh Cote had three hits and four RBI to lead Hills. Michael Abate knocked in three runs. Eric Moskal had two hits and one RBI. Christian Rodriguez allowed just two hits in four innings of work.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Boys Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 5, Wayne Hlls 4, 4OT


MacKenzie Peters scored two goals, including the game winner in the fourth overtime period, as Wayne Valley edged Wayne Hills in dramatic fashion. Steven Adwar scored twice and Sean Bennett scored once for the winners. Bennett and James Clarke had assists. Robbie Schiller had two goals for Hills. Ryan Kardux and Matt Schunke also scored. Schiller also had an assist. Michael Joachim had 8 saves for Valley. Max Fields had 11 saves for Hills. Both teams are 7-7.

Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 15, Wayne Hills 8

Rachel Hofbauer had five goals and three assists to propel Wayne Valley (10-2). Kaytlin Callaghan and Charlotte Council added three goals apiece. Stephanie Doyle had two goals. Maria Dentinger and Christine Ludwig both had a goal and an assist. Carli-Jo Vieldhouse had 16 saves for Valley. Charina Ortega and Brigitte Cohen had two goals apiece for Hills. Marne Rossetti had 18 saves.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Football: Sanity In Wayne

Source: The Bergen Record

CHRIS OLSEN is out as athletic director of Wayne Hills High School. The school board chose not to renew his contract Thursday night. That was the right call. Along with that job, Olsen is also the vaunted coach of the school's varsity football team, and has been for two decades. As athletic director, Olsen oversees the high school's entire sports program. It's a leadership position that can include managing the budget and the scheduling, and handling problems between players and coaches. As a football coach, Olsen is responsible for, and champion of, his team. Click here to read more



Baseball: DePaul 3, Wayne Valley 2

Mike Lembo knocked in two runs and Matt Betz knocked in one as DePaul (7-9) edged Wayne Valley (9-7). Nick Fondacaro surrendered just one hit for DePaul. He helped his cause with three hits. Matt Cox added two hits. Valley's Joe Duncan knocked in two runs.

Baseball: Wayne Hills 7, Passaic Valley 2

Justin Avedissian had three hits and two RBI and Michael Abate had two hits and three RBI to lead Hills (11-4). Alex Lux knocked in a run for Passaic Valley. Steve Addesso earned the win with 8 strike outs. He helped his cause by doubling in a run.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Football: Olsen Wants To Keep Coaching



Source: The Bergen Record

The Wayne Hills High School football coach who refused to suspend players arrested on aggravated assault charges says he wants to continue coaching the team after the school board’s decision not to renew his contract as athletic director. But Superintendent Raymond Gonzalez isn’t saying whether he’ll recommend that Chris Olsen’s coaching contract be renewed. Click here to read more

Baseball: Wayne Hills 15, Passaic 0

Justin Avedissian went 3-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored to propel Wayne Hills (10-4). Michael Abate batted in five runs. Eric Moskal had two RBI.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wayne school board will not renew Wayne Hills athletic director's contract

Source: The Bergen Record

The Wayne school board declined to renew Chris Olsen’s contract to serve as the athletic director at Wayne Hills High School on Thursday night, two months after seven of the school’s football players were sentenced to probation for their roles in the brutal beating of two teenagers. Click here to read more

Baseball: Wayne Valley 14, Lakeland 4

Anthony Simone homered and knocked in four runs. Matt Rugel added three RBI. Mike Elia and Vin Gleason batted in two runs apiece. Chris Santaniello doubled. Matt Kokos earned the win for Valley (9-6).