Friday, February 28, 2014

Football: O'Connor Wishing Wayne Valley Football Team Well

When the Wayne Valley football team takes the field this coming fall, the familiar face of Brian O’Connor will not be among them – at least not literally.


Roger Kotlarz - An Introduction To The New Wayne Valley Football Coach

Source: The Wayne Today

By Doug Scancarella and Nick Gantaifis

"It wasn't the lure of coaching in the competitive Big North Conference or the football tradition that attracted me to the Wayne Valley job, but it was the community and their commitment to succeed," said Kotlarz . "Wayne is a strong community and the township is dedicated to the success of its students and athlete

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Girls Basketball: Wayne Valley 54, Passaic 16

Alicia Hester and Shayna Ocello scored 10 points apiece to lead Wayne Valley to its 20th win of the season (20-3). Sam Vogel added nine points for Wayne Valley. Khadijah Malloy led Passaic with 13 points.

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 82, Passaic 71

Liam Connors erupted for 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists as Valley (14-10) continued to surge. Jordan Walode added 18 points, 8 boards, and 8 assists.  Kyle Greve had 16 points and 4 rebounds. Andrew Popadics had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Nick Giuliano had 10 assists and Adam Brody had 5 boards.

Football: Roger Kotlarz Named Wayne Valley Head Coach

It’s official! As first reported by the Wayne Today Tuesday morning, longtime Bergen County and Morris County football coach Roger Kotlarz will be the next Wayne Valley football coach. He was formally voted in tonight by the Wayne Board of Education. The nine member BOE voted for Kotlarz unanimously.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 59, Kennedy 57

Kennedy will be playing Eastside for the Passaic County Championship on Saturday at Wayne Valley. They got to test out the court Tuesday with a game against Wayne Valley. It didn't go so well, as Valley (13-10) stunned the state-power, 59-57. Liam Connors eclipsed the 25-point mark for the third straight game, this time netting 26 points. Nick Giuliano had 8 points and 4 assists. Nick Goodwin added 6 points and 5 rebounds, including a key basket and key rebound late in the game. Andrew Popadics (pictured above) had a team high 7 boards. Jonathan Schwarz had 5 rebounds. Jordan Walode had 6 assists and Kyle Greve had 6 points.

Girls Basketball:Wayne Valley 54, Kennedy 33

Keri Wieczerzak scored 22 points to lead Wayne Valley to a 54-33 victory over Paterson Kennedy at Paterson. Wayne Valley extended its four-point first quarter lead with a 20-11 showing in the second period. Shayna Ocello scored eight points for Wayne Valley. Jen Eitel added 6 points. Taylor DeStefano and Sam Vogel added 5 points apiece. Tamia Williams scored 14 points for Paterson Kennedy

Football: Kotlarz expected to be nominated for Wayne Valley head coaching job

The Wayne Today has learned that Roger Kotlarz’s name is expected to be presented at the next Wayne Township Board of Education meeting for approval as the new head football coach at Wayne Valley High School. The board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is set for this Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Valley Football Head Coach Update

BREAKING NEWS: The Wayne Today has learned that Dover High School Football Coach Roger Kotlarz will be presented to the Wayne BOE as the Wayne Valley Football Coach.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Girls Basketball: Wayne Valley 40, Pascack Hills 29

Jen Eitel scored 10 points to lead Wayne Valley over Pascack Hills, 40-29, in Wayne. Keri Wieczerzak added eight points for Wayne Valley. Kayla Strick led Pascack Hills with nine points, while Briana Musco finished with eight points.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Passaic County Girls Basketball Semifinals: Passaic Tech 39, Wayne Valley 28

Valley (17-3) suffered defeat for just the third time this season when they fell to Passaic Tech in the semifinals of the Passaic County Tournament. Sam Vogel led Valley with 8 points. Jen Eitel added 6. Alicia Hester and Taylor DeStefano scored 5 points apiece. Kierona Morton finished with 18 points and Tamira Easterling added 11 to lead Passaic Tech.

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 78, Old Tappan 50

Liam Connors accounted for 29 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists as Wayne Valley (12-10) won in a romp. Nick Giuliano had 11 points and 11 assists. Andrew Popadics had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Kyle Greve had 6 points. Nick Goodwin had 4 boards and Jordan Walode had 4 assists.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills 55, Passaic 45

Martin Kilroy led Hills (13-8) with 12 points. Scott Wills added 9 points. Andrew Kenny (pictured above) added 7 points. Erik Martinez, Dorian Hodge, Joey Kenny and Kyle Hogan added 6 points each.


Girls Basketball: Wayne Valley Steaming Into PCT Semifinals

Wayne Valley made short work out of it's two regular season opponents this week in tune-ups for tomorrow's Passaic County Tournament semifinal game with Passaic Tech. Alicia Hester had 11 points to lead Wayne Valley to a 38-18 victory over Holy Angels in Demarest. Holy Angels led 12-10 at halftime, but Wayne Valley outscored them 28-6 in the second half. Taylor DeStefano and Shayna Ocello both scored six points for Wayne Valley. Kelly Wieczerzak finished with 11 points in Wayne Valley's 47-19 triumph over Bergen Tech in Paramus. Taylor DeStefano and Keri Wieczerzak each scored eight points for Wayne Valley.

Boys Basketball: Kennedy 68, Wayne Hills 54

Scott Wills led Hills (12-8) with 16 points. Kyle Hogan added 9. Alphonso Gee led Kennedy with 22 points. Hills will honor it's seniors tonight when they host Passaic at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 74, Bergen Tech 33

Liam Connors had 27 points to lead Valley (11-10). Kyle Greve had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nick Giuliano (pictured above) had 6 points and 6 assists. Andrew Popadics had 6 points. Connors and Adam Brody had 5 and 4 rebounds respectively.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Passaic County Tournament Boys Quarterfinals: Eastside 63, Wayne Valley 42

Liam Connors had 12 points and Nick Giuliano had 10, but Valley (No. 8, 10-10) still lost to top-seeded and nationally ranked Eastside. Kyle Greve added 9 points. Takaris Seales had 6. Connors and Adam Brody had 4 rebounds apiece. Freshman points guard Nhazir Smith scored 14 for Eastside. Junior Aaryn Abrams added 13 points and junior Maquel Sheffield contributed 8 points and 12 rebounds.

Wrestling: Section I, Group IV Championship: Wayne Valley 36, Paramus 29

Source: The Bergen Record

The Wayne Valley wrestling team earned the biggest dual-meet victory in program history and that picture-perfect celebration thanks to a stunning run rarely seen in a competitive state final.


Wrestling: DePaul makes a statement; Wayne Valley writes history

 Source: The Wayne Today

For the fifth-straight year, top-seeded DePaul (12-6) staked claim to the Non-Public North B State wrestling title after making short work of No. 3 Pingry this morning, 73-6 in the championship round of a match that took less than an hour to finish.

Wayne Valley (14-3) continued its run down First Street this afternoon, defeating top-seed Paramus, 36-29 in the North 1, Group 3 finals in Paramus for the school's first-ever State sectional title.



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Passaic County Tournament Girls Quarterfinals: Wayne Valley 47, West Milford 31

Taylor DeStefano had 11 points and Alicia Hester had 10, as Wayne Valley (No. 3, 15-2) beat West Milford (No. 6) in the Passaic County quarterfinals. Shayna Ocello and Sam Vogel added 7 points apiece. Valley will play Passaic Tech (No. 2) next Saturday in the semifinals at Passaic Tech.

Passaic County Tournament Boys Basketball Quarterfinals : DePaul 74, Wayne Hills 66

Juwan Carter led DePaul (No. 4) with 24 points. Javon Smith and Debon Bright added 12 and 11 points respectively. Isaiah Robinson and Devon Shuster contributed 10 points apiece. Joey Kenny was the top-scorer for Hills (No. 5, 12-7) with 19 points. Dorian Hodge contributed 15 points. Scott Wills and Martin Kilroy had 11 and 9 points respectively.                                                                                                                                                                   FOLLOW THE ACTION:

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H.S. ice hockey: Wayne Hills rallies past West Milford in Green Cup

Source: The Bergen Record

Coming off of a tough loss Sunday to Indian Hills in the regular-season finale, Wayne Hills found itself facing one of the hottest teams in the Big North Green Cup quarterfinals — seventh-seeded West Milford.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Central League Boys Basketball Final: Lower Merion 64, Conestoga 55

Skiffo Drake, of, strayed from the friendly confines of Wayne to photograph the Central League Championship Game (Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) between Lower Merion and Conestoga.

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Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills win Big North Independence title

Source: The Wayne Today

It's come down to crunch time for the Wayne Hills boys' basketball team. Kevin Grimes' squad captured the Big North Independence Conference title last night when they defeated West Milford and Passaic Valley lost to Fair Lawn.

Girls Basketball: Wayne Valley 45, Lakeland 18

Kelly Wieczerzak, Shayna Ocello and Shayna Ocello scored eight points apiece to lead Wayne Valley to a 45-18 victory over Lakeland at Lakeland. The win clinched the conference title for Valley. Allie Yoffee scored seven points for Lakeland

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 55, Lakeland 50

Kyle Greve scored 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as Valley eclipsed the .500 mark (10-9) with a fourth straight win. Nick Giuliano had 7 points and 7 assists. Liam Connors had 7 points and 3 steals. Jordan Walode and Takaris Seales had 6 points apiece. Adam Brody had 7 boards.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 59, Clifton 46

Jordan Walode erupted for 26 points to lead Valley (9-9). Liam Connors had 12 points and 5 boards, while Nick Giuliano added 11 points and 6 assists. Nick Goodwin ripped down 7 rebounds. Kyle Greve had 4 assists and Walode had 4 boards.


Girls Basketball: Wayne Valley 53, Clifton 35

Shayna Ocello scored 18 points to lead Wayne Valley to a 53-35 victory over Clifton in Wayne.
Kelly Wieczerzak chipped in 14 points and Keri Wieczerzak added seven for Wayne Valley.
Sara Douglass led Clifton with 14 points, Kelly Douglass had 11 and Jennifer Koppers scored 10.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Passaic County Boys Basketball Tournament: Wayne Valley 61, Passaic Tech 59

Sophomore Nick Giuliano (pictured above) hit a three point shot with 8 seconds left to lift Valley (No. 8, 8-9) past Passaic Tech (No. 9) in the first round of the Passaic County Tournament.  Liam Connors had a team high 14 points. Takaris Seales had 12 points, while Kyle Greve had 11. Giuliano finished with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Nick Goodwin had 7 rebounds, while Jordan Walode had 5.

Passaic County Boys Basketball Tournament: Wayne Hills 74, Lakeland 60

Scott Wills' 21 points lifted Wayne Hills (No. 5, 11-8) to a 64-50 victory over Lakeland (No. 12) in the first round of the Passaic County Tournament in Wayne. Dorian Hodge had 14 points and Joey Kenny added nine points for Wayne Hills, which used a 22-11 fourth quarter to pull away. Tristen Downey led Lakeland with 12 points.

Passaic County Girls Basketball Tournament: Wayne Hills 73, Passaic Valley 41

Brooke Adamchak led Hills (No. 7) past Passaic Valley (No. 10) with 17 points. Shelby Szott added 14 points. Jasmine Solomon and Taylor Rodriguez had 10 and 9 points respectively.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Boys Basketball: Wayne Valley 62, Wayne Hills 53

Liam Connors tallied 23 points, including 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, as Wayne Valley (7-9) triumphed over Wayne Hills (10-8). The senior also had 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Kyle Greve (pictured above) scored 14 points. Jordan Walode scored 10 points and grabbed 7 boards. Adam Brody had 7 points, 4 boards and 3 assists. Nick Giuliano had 6 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Scott Wills led Hills with 14 points. David Torres and Dorian Hodge added 12 and 11 points respectively. Erik Martinez and Joey Kenny added 7 points apiece.

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Girls Basketball: Wayne Valley 53, Wayne Hils 19

Shayna Ocello led all scores with 13 points as Wayne Valley (12-2) triumphed over Wayne Hills in Wayne. Kelly Wieczerak added 10 points, while Kier Wieczerzak scored eight. Shelby Szott led Hills with five points.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Boys Basketball: Bergen Catholic 93, Wayne Hills 43

Dorian Hodge had 14 points, but Hills (10-7) still lost to the longtime Parochial superpower. Kyle Hogan and Joey Kenny chipped in with 6 points apiece.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Boys Basketball: Wayne Hills 65, West Milford 62

Wayne Hills (10-6) remained atop the conference by besting West Milford (9-5) yesterday. Sophomore Joey Kenny led the way with 20 points. Senior Scott Wills added 16 and sophomore Dorian Hodge added 13. Junior David Torres chipped in with 7 points.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Ice Hockey: Wayne Hills 10, Wayne Valley 0

Danny Reidel collected two goals and two assists and Wayne Hills received goals from nine different skaters en route to a 10-0 win over Wayne Valley at the Ice Vault in Wayne. Peter Beckwermert, Zach Brogna, Max Chazen, Sean Coleman, Michael Crincoli, Grant Kelly, Garrett Mirman and Bryant O'Donohue also scored for Wayne Hills, which received a combined 17 saves from Peter Petrozza and Andrew Mordkoff. Eric Birnberg and Stephen Sferruzza combined to make 57 saves for Wayne Valley.