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 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 Back Up And Running

Like so many other New Jerseyans, the 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