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.

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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.