Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley catching fire heading into County tournament

Source: The Wayne Today

Opponents near and far in North Jersey may have had visions of beating up on the Wayne Valley boys' basketball team this year. The Indians, which have never turned in a losing season in head coach Joe Leicht's nine years on Valley Road, dominated its way to a 21-6 season a year ago.
In the 2012-13 season, it stood to reason, Wayne Valley would take a significant step backwards. After all, the Indians lost six valuable contributors off last year's roster, including four starters to graduation. It's rarely a given, meanwhile, that the next wave of underclassmen will step in and perform just like last year's upperclassmen.But most of Wayne Valleys' opponents have faced a cold and harsh reality - the Indians haven't missed a beat since last season. Click here to read more

Former Wayne Valley basketball player Rosenberg returned to Wayne to help lead Rowan past William Paterson

Former Wayne Valley basketball player Jason Rosenberg returned to his hometown Saturday to help lead Rowan past William PatersonRosenberg starred for Wayne Valley from 2006-to-2010, bursting on the scene as the 6th man his freshmen year and then as the starting point guard for the next years.

He’s most remembered for propelling Wayne Valley to the 2008 State Sectional Championship as a sophomore. With the score tied in the championship game at Kennedy High School against West Milford, Rosenberg stole the ball from the West Milford point guard and cruised in for the winning layup with just seconds remaining.

He played all 40 minutes against William Paterson this past Saturday. The junior had 7 points, 7 assists and 6 steals. Rowan is 14-5. Terik Bridgeman led William Paterson (13-7) with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Rick DeStefano tallied 14 points. Lance Brown added 10 points and 7 rebounds. Jaques Conceicao contributed eight points and eight rebounds off the bench.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 45, Wayne Hills 32

Liam Connors had 21 points and Andrew Keane had 16 rebounds to lead Valley (11-5). Josh Rigoglioso had 8 points and 5 assists. Gary Choka had 6 points, 4 assists and 4 boards. Keane added 6 points. Scott Wills led Hills (7-10) with 13 points. Matt Ortiz added 8 points.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 68, New Brunswick 59

Liam Connors had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals as Wayne Valley (10-5) won its 6th straight game. Andrew Keane and Gary Choka contributed 12 points apiece. Chris Santaniello added 10 points. Josh Rigoglioso had 11 assists and 5 steals. Keane added 7 boards.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 60, Passaic Valley 41

Source: The Bergen Record

Liam Connors, Josh Rigoglioso and the rest of their Wayne Valley boys basketball teammates thought they'd have to finish strong to top Passaic Valley again Tuesday. The Indians led their Dec. 18 meeting by three points entering the fourth quarter, before recording a seven-point win in Little Falls. It was a remarkably strong start, though, that ensured Wayne Valley's second victory over Passaic Valley. Click here to read more

Boys Basketball: DePaul 58, Paramus Catholic 56

Juwan Carter scored 25 points for DePaul (12-3). Josh Marquez added 14 points. Donte Wise and Sanders Green had 10 and 9 points respectively.

Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills 55, Lakeland 42

Scott Wills tallied 18 points to lift Hills. Preston Quinn and Arris Hunt had 13 and 12 points respectively. David Torres added 8 points.

Boys Basketball: Eastside 74, DePaul 69

Source: The Wayne Today

Eastside stamped itself as the top seed last Saturday. As for DePaul Catholic ... that's up for debate.
One thing's for sure: When the Passaic County boys' basketball coaches meet Wednesday to seed their annual county tournament, both DePaul and Eastside will be among the top four. The Ghosts showed guile and resiliency in the fourth quarter, digging out of a four-point hole in 74-69 win over the Spartans in a Big North Conference interdivisional game. Click here to read more

Ice Hockey: Wayne Hills claims first-ever Passaic County title

Source: The Wayne Today

Make room for the banner.
It was a subtle reminder each time first-year coach Angelo Serse walked into the Wayne Hills gymnasium. It screamed: Add banner here.Consider it accomplished. Now the county hardware and a banner will be unfurled soon, commemorating the top-seeded Patriots' 8-4 thrashing of archrivals DePaul Catholic Monday night in the Passaic County Coaches' Association final. Click here to read more

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge: Boys Basketball - Tenafly 49, Wayne Hills 46

Scott Wills led Wayne Hills (6-8) with 20 points. Arris Hunt added 14 points

Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge - Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 65, North Bergen 59

Andrew Keane scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds when Wayne Valley defeated North Bergen, 65-59, at the Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge at Paterson Kennedy in Paterson. Wayne Valley out-scored North Bergen, 28-18, in the first half and never surrendered the lead. Josh Rigoglioso scored 20 points and had 6 assists. Liam Connors recorded 19 points and pulled down 5 boards for Wayne Valley. Alex Gil scored a team-high 19 points for North Bergen.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Boys basketball: Ailing Josh Marquez leads DePaul over Bergen Catholic

Source: The Bergen Record

Josh Marquez already was fighting off the remnants of the flu. When he injured his ankle in the second quarter, it added to his list of ailments. But he still managed to put forth a big effort when DePaul needed it. Click here to read more

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 60, West Milford 56

Liam Connors had 18 points and Kyle Greve had 17 points to lead Wayne Valley (7-5). Jordan Walode contributed 11 points. Andrew Keane had a team-high 10 rebounds. Connors had 7 boards. Gary Choka collected 5 rebounds. Josh Rigoglioso had 12 assists and 4 steals.

Boys Basketball: Fair Lawn 48, Wayne Hills 39

Preston Quinn had 11 points, Scott Wills had 10 and Nick Escarco had 9 for Hills (6-7).

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 58, Fair Lawn 57, 5OT

Liam Connors hits a free throw with five seconds remaining in the fifth overtime to give Wayne Valley a thrilling 58-57 victory over Fair Lawn yesterday in Fair Lawn. Connors led Wayne Valley with 14 points, while Andrew Keane, Josh Rigoglioso and Jordan Walode added 11 points each. Wayne Valley rallied from a five-point deficit to tie the score in the third overtime, and the teams exchanged baskets in the fourth.

Boys Basketball: Clifton 50, Wayne Hills 47

Scott Wills scored 16 points and Arris Hunt added 12 for Wayne Hills (6-6).

Boys Basketball: Passaic Tech 64, DePaul 59

Sanders Green tallied 24 points and Juwan Carter added 19, but DePaul (10-2) still lost for just the second time this season.

Monday, January 14, 2013

H.S. boys basketball: Liam Connors' 22 points lift Wayne Valley past Clifton

Source: The Bergen Record

Liam Connors and his teammates arrived at their home gym Saturday feeling as though their boys basketball game against Clifton was one they absolutely had to win. Click here to read more

Friday, January 11, 2013

Boys Basketball: DePaul 62, Wayne Hills 40

Josh Marquez scored 22 points and Juwan Carter scored 19 for DePaul (8-1).  Sanders Green added 15. Scott Wills and Arris Hunt added 14 and 13 points respectively for Wayne Hills (5-4).

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley Loses Two

Liam Connors scored 11 points and pulled down 5 rebounds, but Wayne Valley still lost to Eastside. Andrew Keane added 8 points and 8 rebounds. Next, Valley (4-4) lost to Passaic Tech, 67-44. Connors had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Keane had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Josh Rigoglioso had 5 assists.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wayne Hills begins search for new football coach

Source: The Bergen Record

Even before the end of the Patriots’ season, the football rumor mill was churning with possible replacements for head coach Chris Olsen. The first name on everyone’s lips was Paramus coach Dan Sabella. In a strange coincidence, Miello was briefly a consultant at Paramus High School in 2006 and given the task of hiring a new football coach. He hired Sabella, and Sabella has turned the Spartans into serious contenders.
In and around Wayne Hills, there is sentiment to keep the job in-house and promote Patriots long-time defensive coordinator Wayne Demikoff. He has been on the Patriots’ staff for 14 years, is already on record as saying he would apply.

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Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills Wins Fourth Straight

After starting the season 1-3, Wayne Hills has roared to a five-game winning streak. This past week they defeated West Milford, 51-49, and then Parsippany Hills, 44-39. Scott Wills led Hills past West Milford with 19 points. Matt Ortiz added 12 points and Arris Hunt added 9. Wills and David Torres had 13 points apiece against Parsippany Hills. Hunt had 11.

Boys Basketball: Lakeland 53, Wayne Valley 48, OT

Liam Connors had 18 points and 12 rebounds, but Valley (4-3) still lost. Josh Rigoglioso added 14 points, 4 assists and 5 steals. Andrew Keane chipped in with 6 points and 10 boards. Jordan Walode added 7 points.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Villanova Basketball Photos

From Wayne, New Jersey to Wayne, Pennsylvania - Skiffo Drake shot the Villanova-NJIT game. Click here for more photos