Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Section I, Group III Boys Basketball Tournament First Round: Wayne Valley 58, Kennedy 57

Junior Andrew Keane canned a foul shot with no time left on the clock to boost Valley (No. 6) past Kennedy (No. 11). Keane was fouled hard under the basket as he attempted the game winner at the buzzer. He misfired on the first foul shot, but canned the second.

"I've coached over 700 high school games," said Valley coach Joe Leicht. "I've never coached a team that won a game with no time left on the clock. That's a first. Andrew is the kid that you want on the line in that situation. I knew he'd make one, although we all got a little nervous when he missed the first."

"I was trying to block everything out," Keane said. "But my first shot was way off. After that, maybe the pressure was off. I was just assuming we were going to overtime."

James Grevenitz led Wayne Valley with 16 points. Scott Arkin added 14. Keane finished with 11 points, while Chris Homsi had 10. Jay Mustafa had 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Keane had 9 boards.

Section I, Group III Boys Basketball, First Round: Garfield 54, Wayne Hills 49

With 1:36 remaining, Garfield enjoyed a 48-38 advantage. That was when Hills swingman Gezim Usini shot Wayne Hills back into it. Usini hit three three pointers in 49 seconds to cut the margin to 50-47 with 32 seconds to go. Garfield was able to fend off the Wayne’s comeback bid by canning key foul shots down the stretch.Usini finished with 16 points for Hills. Preston Quinn chipped in with 13 points. Garfield was led by 1,000 point scored Josh LeClerc, who netted 22 points.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Boys Basketball: DePaul's Fazio To Retire

Source: The Bergen Record

Longtime DePaul coach Bart Fazio has told his players, assistant coaches and the school’s administration that he’ll retire after this season. Click here to read more

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Passaic County Girls Basketball Championship: Passaic Tech 43, Wayne Hills 31

Nikia Richardson had 11 points and Sierra McDuffie had 10 points to lead Passaic Tech to the title. Wayne Hills got 8 points from Sam Litsky.

Passaic County Boys Basketball Tournament Final: Eastside 61, DePaul 41

Juwuan Carter had 17 points and Josh Marquez had 16, but DePaul (No. 2) still lost to Eastside in the championship game of the Passaic County Tournament.

Eastside Soundly Beats DePaul
Source: The Bergen Record

DeAndre Noble-Haywood was so focused Saturday morning on playing in the 42nd annual Passaic County Tournament boys basketball final, he didn’t even eat anything before the game tipped off at noon. Click here to read the story

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Wayne Hills student enters Pre-Trial Intervention in football brawl case

Source: The Bergen Record

A Wayne Hills High football captain charged with two counts of third-degree aggravated assault and suspended from playing amid last fall’s controversial suspensions reached an agreement with the state Thursday in which (Click Here To Read More)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Passaic County Girls Basketball Semifinal: Wayne Hills 47, DePaul 38

Source: The Bergen Record

Nicole Louden is still making an impact in Passaic girls basketball. Inspired by a pregame pep talk (Click Here To Read More)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Passaic County Tournament Semifinals: DePaul 60, Hawthorne Christian 54

DePaul (No. 2) beat Hawthorne Christian to advance to the Passaic County final for the third time in the last eight years. They won it all in their two previous trips to the final (2003, 2007). They will take on top seeded Eastside in the final next Saturday at Wayne Valley (noon). Eastside beat Kennedy in the other semifinal game.

DePaul bounces back from loss to reach Passaic County final

Source: The Bergen Record
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Passaic County Tournament Boys Basketball Semifinals: Eastside 68, Kennedy 52

20-0 Ghost Run Haunts Knights
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Football: Policy That Could Force 8-Time State Champ Off Field Remains In Place

Source: The Wayne Patch

A controversial district policy that could prevent one of the winningest coaches in the history of New Jersey high school football from taking this field this fall remains in effect after a tense Board of Education meeting Thursday night. Dozens of people packed into the council chambers to show their support for Wayne Hills football coach Chris Olsen, who could be forced in July to choose between his powerhouse football team and his job as athletic director. Click Here To Read More

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Passaic County Boys Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals: DePaul 54, West Milford 40

Davon Jacobs had 14 points and Josh Marquez had 13 as DePaul (No. 2) won. Kiy Hester contributed 10 points. Juwaun Carter was next with 8. PHOTOS TO COME!

Passaic County Tournament Boy Basketball Quarterfinals: Hawthorne Christian 43, Wayne Valley 40

Jay Mustafa had 13 points and 5 assists, but Wayne Valley (15-5, No. 3) still suffered an upset lost to Hawthorne Christian (No. 6). Andrew Keane led Valley with 12 rebounds. James Grevenitz chipped in with 10 points. Chris Homsi had 5 assists. Alex Thomas had 17 points and Paul Little had 15 to pace HCA. PHOTOS TO COME!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 65, West Milford 39

Chris Homsi erupted for 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Wayne Valley. Jay Mustafa added 14 points and 5 assists. Scott Arkin and James Grevenitz chipped in with 10 points apiece. Andew Keane had a team high 11 rebounds.

Boys Basketball: DePaul 73, Bergen Catholic 69

Josh Marquez had 18 points, Davon Jacobs had 17 and Kiy Hester had 15 for DePaul

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 60, DePaul 58

Junior Andrew Keane canned two foul shots with 8 seconds left to lead Wayne Valley to an upset win over DePaul. Keane finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 6 charges drawn. James Grevenitz added 14 points. Jay Mustafa had 13 points and 7 assists. Chris Homsi had 11 points and 6 assists. Scott Arkin had 6 boards and 4 assists.

"This is as big of a regular season win as we've had here at Wayne Valley since I've been here," said Valley coach Joe Leicht, who took over at Wayne Valley in 2003. "I have no idea when Wayne Valley beat DePaul last. It's been a long time."

Valley, in all likelihood, has not beaten DePaul since the early 1990's. But that's a bit misleading. They've only been playing each other annually for the last three years, since the NJSIAA realigned North Jersey conferences. Prior to that, Valley and DePaul would square off only occasionally. For a five years stretch in the late 80s and early 90s, both teams would annually play each other in the All Wayne Christmas Tournament. Valley beat DePaul in a few of those tournaments, but not since.

Josh Marquez led DePaul with 15 points. Kiy Hester was next with 12 points. Mason Aronson and Davon Jacobs added 9 and 8 points respectively.

Both Valley and DePaul are 14-4 this year.

Source: The Bergen Record
Andrew Keane doesn’t consider himself a good foul shooter. Wayne Valley’s junior center entered the Indians’ game at DePaul on Tuesday night shooting just 62 percent from the line, but that didn’t stop him from making the two most significant foul shots of his varsity career. Keane sank a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to snap a tie, and five seconds later rebounded DePaul’s missed layup attempt to secure Wayne Valley’s 60-58 road win. Click here to read more.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Passaic County Boys Basketball Tournament: Round 1

Wayne Valley 66, Eastern Christian 40: Jay Mustafa had 12 points, 10 assists, 10 steals and 6 rebounds to lead Valley (No. 3, 13-4). Chris Homsi led the team in scoring with 16 points and also had 5 rebounds. James Grevenitz had 11 points, 6 assists and 6 boards. Scott Arkin chipped in with 9 points.

DePaul 74, Pompton Lakes 37: Davon Jacobs and Kiy Hester had 15 points apiece for DePaul (No. 2, 14-3). Josh Marquez added 13 points. Larry Gelock and Gianpoalo Marchese had 12 and 11 points for Pompton.

West Milford 52, Wayne Hills 39: Sophomore Scott Wills had 9 points foor Hills (No. 10).