Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Hills 13, Pascack Hills 3

Victoria Cunningham scored four times as Wayne Hills downed Pascack Hills, 13-3, in Montvale.
Gabriella Bussanich had three goals for Wayne Hills, which grabbed a 10-0 lead at halftime. Ileyana Little scored twice and had two assists, as well.


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 14, Dwight Englewood 10

Kim Doyle and Gia Gagliano combined for 12 points for Wayne Valley in a 14-10 victory over Dwight-Englewood in Englewood. Doyle had six goals and an assist, while Gagliano scored five goals and Lauren Cianci made 11 saves.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Baseball: Wayne Valley 6, Passaic Valley 3

Tyler Blumenstyk's two-run single in the top of the seventh capped off a five-run rally by Wayne Valley (9-5), which went on to defeat Passaic Valley, 6-3, in Little Falls. Wayne Valley trailed 3-1 going into the top of the sixth until Jake Andersen hit a two run single to tie the game up at three. Joe Trabucco's RBI groundout made the score 4-3. Mike Elia earned the victory going six innings allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out five.Chris Vogt pitched well for Passaic Valley going six innings allowing two earned on seven hits while striking out two.


Passaic County Tournament Softball Roundup

Wayne Hills (No. 9) will play top-seeded DePaul in the quarterfinals Saturday. Hills beat Passaic (No. 8) in the first round, 8-4. Brianna Hulbert led the way with two RBI. Melanie Cieucich, Keely Hassert, Sophia Levin, Alana Luna and Rachel Vellis all knocked in runs. DePaul drew a bye in the first round.

Wayne Valley (No. 11) lost it's first round game to Hawthorne (No. 6), 3-2. After Wayne Valley took a one-run lead in the top of the seventh with a run, Hawthorne won it with two runs in the bottom of the inning, 3-2, in Hawthorne. Gabrielle Goodwin and Marissa Murino had the RBI for Valley.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Boys Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 10, River Dell 6

Billy Crank scored four goals and recorded two assists to help Wayne Valley top River Dell, 10-6, in Wayne. Ryan Leonard scored twice for Wayne Valley, which led, 5-1, at halftime.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Baseball: Ridgewood 4, Wayne Hills 3, 8 innings

Edzel Ortega and Chris Phillips batted in runs for Hills.


Boys Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 12, Dwight Englewood 5

Robert Papa collected five goals and three assists as Wayne Valley defeated Dwight-Englewood, 12-5, in Wayne. Alec Doyle sank two goals and Ryan Leonard picked up a goal and three assists. Brendan Faddema made 16 saves in the victory.


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Hills head coach Marie Tripp reached the 100 career win milestone

Samantha Rodriguez scored four goals and added two assists to lead Wayne Hills over Clifton, 18-5, in Wayne.Victoria Cunningham contributed three goals and three assists for Wayne Hills, while Gabriella Bussanich scored four times. Wayne Hills head coach Marie Tripp reached the 100 career win milestone with the victory.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Baseball: Wayne Hills 6, Fair Lawn 4

Edzel Ortega went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI to help Wayne Hills outlast Fair Lawn, 6-4, in Wayne. Chris Phillips and Zach Kaye also had RBI. Kaye earned the win.


Baseball: West Milford 6, Wayne Valley 5, 9 innings

Tom Murphy singled with two outs in the ninth inning to bring home the winning run and give West Milford a 6-5 nine-inning victory over Wayne Valley in West Milford. John Tierney's two-out double in the seventh tied the game at 5-5 to send the game to extra innings for West Milford. Joe Pascucci finished with two RBI for Wayne Valley (8-5). Jake Anderson, Justin Woll and Alex Kokos also batted in runs.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Baseball: Wayne Valley and DePaul in prime position heading into PCT seeding meeting

Source: The Wayne Today

With the Passaic County Tournament seeding meeting fast-approaching, the Wayne Valley baseball team has regained its momentum and once again positioned itself for another postseason run. DePaul's latest streak shouldn't go unnoticed when the Passaic County Coaches Association convenes for its annual seeding meeting next Tuesday at Passaic County Tech High School.


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 15, Demarest 4

Carli-Jo Vieldhouse made 20 saves as Wayne Valley knocked off Demarest, 15-4, in Demarest. Kim Doyle had four goals and an assist in the victory and Bridget Doyle had three goals and an assist. Meghan Lewis had two scores for Demarest.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baseball: Wayne Valley 3, Fair Lawn 2

James Konopinski delivered an RBI single with two outs to score Joe Trabucco and lift Wayne Valley to a 3-2 victory over Fair Lawn in eight innings in Wayne. Trabucco, a courtesy runner, was moved into scoring position via a single by Alex Kokos, also with two outs. Joe Pascucci threw two scoreless innings in relief to pick up the victory. He was also 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.

Baseball: St. Joseph-Montvale 3, Wayne Hills 2

Wayne Hills gave St. Joes all it could handle, before losing. Dylan Habeeb doubled and knocked in Wayne's two runs.

Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Hills 15, River Dell 8

Gabriella Bussanich scored four goals, including the 100th of her career, to lead Wayne Hills past River Dell, 15-8, in Oradell. Kristen Russo had three goals and two assists and Victoria Cunningham chipped in three goals as well for Wayne Hills, while Christina Vittas made 11 saves. Gabrielle Davidson paced River Dell with three goals.


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 9, Old Tappan 8

Kim Doyle had two goals and three assists as Wayne Valley outlasted Old Tappan, 9-8, in Old Tappan. Taylor DeStefano had two goals and an assist, and Madison Carlucci had two goals. Dana Li led Old Tappan with two goals and an assist.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Baseball: Wayne Hills 6, Bergen Tech 4

Eric Luberto went 2-for-4 with two RBI as Wayne Hills scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Bergen Tech, 6-4, in Hackensack. Anthony Vigorito, Ryan Maskal, Chris Franco, and Edzel Ortega all had two hits as well. Ortega had a triple and two runs. Mike Blumenthal pitched a complete game, allowing two earned runs on seven hits.


Baseball: Wayne Valley 11, Clifton 2

Mike Elia earned the victory scattering seven hits over six innings while striking out eight in Wayne Valley's 11-2 victory over Clifton in Clifton.Mike LoPresti went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI. Joe Trabucco was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Brian Moore contributed two doubles and an RBI. Valley is now 7-4.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Baseball: Wayne Valley 9, Passaic Tech 3

James Konopinski batted in three runs as Valley improved to 6-4.  Joe Pascucci and Alex Kokos batted in two runs apiece. Tyler Blumenstyk and Mike Elia both batted in runs. Joe Trabucco earned his third win in relief.

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Baseball: DePaul 10, Wayne Hills 4

Travis Bligh knocked in four runs to lead DePaul. Joseph Cirillo knocked in three wins, while earning the win. Marty McIver and Jon Budesa also batted in runs for DePaul. Joe Simone led Hills with two RBIs. Chris Franco and Brian Marcus also batted in runs for Hills.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Hills 14, Old Tappan 8

Ileyana Little had four goals and three assists to power Wayne Hills past Old Tappan, 14-8, in Wayne.
Samantha Rodriguez and Ali Davies both had three goals and an assist, while Victoria Cunningham had two goals and two assists. Haley Symons led Old Tappan with three goals.

Baseball: Ramapo 2, Wayne Hills 1, 8 innings

Edzell Ortega knocked in Wayne's run. Austin Phillips surrendered five hits for Wayne Hills.


Baseball: Montville 2, Wayne Valley 0

Joe Trabucco doubled for Valley (5-4). Jake Andersen pitched a complete game for Valley, giving up six hits with one walk and two strikeouts.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

H.S. girls lacrosse: Wayne Hills rolling behind Ileyana Little

Source: The Bergen Record

With its upcoming opponent sitting in the bleachers studying its every move, Wayne Hills reserved most of the play calls that have helped make it one of the highest-scoring girls lacrosse teams in the state for another day.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baseball: Bergen Catholic 7, Wayne Valley 1

Mike LoPresti knocked in Valley's run. Joe Pascucci and Mike Elia doubled, but Valley (5-3) still lost to the Parochial school heavy weight.


Monday, April 14, 2014

NYU Brings Back Baseball; Georgian Court Adds Mens Sports

Source: The Bergen Record

It’s April! It's time to “Play Ball!”

Throughout the month, Opening Day baseball ceremonies are taking place across America. They are being held at Major League Baseball cities, college towns, high school campuses and Little League Parks. They took place everywhere - almost everywhere, that is. There’s has not been an opening day for intercollegiate baseball at New York University (NYU) since 1974. There has never been an opening day for baseball at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey.That will change at NYU next year, when baseball is revived after a 40-year absence.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Boys Lacrosse: Wayne Hills 7, Ramapo 6, 2OT

Jake Van Peenen scored four goals and assisted on another as Wayne Hills clipped Ramapo, 7-6, in double overtime in Wayne.James Bernard added three goals and an assist and Darren Schweibel picked up a pair of assists. Jake O'Brien made 14 saves in the victory.


Boys Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 8, Glen Rock 6

Billy Crank led Wayne Valley (3-2) with three goals and two assists in a 8-6 victory over Glen Rock in Wayne. David Drozjock tallied two goals and an assist while Ryan Leonard, Alec Doyle, and Austin Shelly each scored once. Brendan Feddema made 14 saves in the victory.


Wayne Hills Baseball Roundups

Zach Kaye knocked in a run for Wayne Hills in a 5-3 loss to Old Tappan.  Eric Luberto went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Wayne Hill in a 5-3 loss to Passaic Valley. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baseball: Lakeland 7, Wayne Valley 6

CJ Coiley had the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Lakeland defeated Wayne Valley, 7-6, in Lakeland. Wayne Valley (5-2) rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the top of the seventh aided by a two-run throwing error and an RBI single by Anthony DiBartolo. Lakeland responded with two runs in the bottom half, capped off by the RBI single by Coiley.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baseball: Wayne Valley 2, Wayne Hills 1

Tyler Blumenstyk's one-out sacrifice fly RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning scored teammate Joe Trabucco to give Wayne Valley a 2-1 victory over Wayne Hills in Wayne. Senior Jake Andersen pitched seven innings allowing one unearned one and striking out six for Wayne Valley

It was Valley's second straight win. They beat Fair Lawn a day earlier, 4-3. Sophomore Alex Kokos gave up one earned run on the mound and went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base to lead Wayne Valley. Kokos pitched 4-2/3 innings and allowed seven hits while striking out three and walking one. Jake Andersen and James Konopinski each had an RBI triple. Relief pitcher Mike Elia pitched 2-1/3 scoreless innings and escaped from a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the seventh.

Softball: Wayne Hills 6, Wayne Valley 5

Alana Luna went 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead Wayne Hills past Wayne Valley, 6-5, in Wayne.
Melanie Cieucich pitched a complete game, giving up five runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out four for Wayne Hills. Gabrielle Goodwin was 2-for-4 and had two RBI for Wayne Valley.


Boys Lacorsse: Wayne Hills 8, Glen Rock 7

Darren Schweibel led Wayne Hills with three goals and an assist in a 8-7 victory over Glen Rock in Wayne.James Bernard added two goals and an assist and Steve Prince scored twice for Wayne Hills.


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Hills 17, Waldwick 3

Ali Davies scored five goals and dished out two assists to lead Wayne Hills over Waldwick, 17-3, in Wayne Hills. Victoria Cunningham added five goals and an assist, while Ileyana Little finished with five points for Wayne Hills. Morgan Stinton led Wayne Hills with a goal and two assists.

Girls Lacrosse: Paramus 9, Wayne Valley 8

Madison Carlucci had three goals and two assists for Wayne Valley. Kimberly Doyle and Gia Gagliano scored two goals apiece.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Wayne Township, PAL and Valley Coaches mourning the loss of teen killed in crash

Source: The Wayne Today

Nick Romano is being remembered as a good-hearted kid who had a love for sports and a joking personality that was loved by all who knew him.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Valley Honors Classmate In Victory Over Demarest

The Valley girls team honored Nick Romano, a WV classmate and who died Friday night in a fatal car accident on Alps Rd. He was a friend to many of the girls and a former student of Coach Kraft.

In the game, Madison Carlucci scored five times to go with an assist for Wayne Valley in a 14-4 victory over Westwood in Washington Township. Carlie Vieldhouse had 11 saves for Valley. Kim Doyle had four goals and two assists, while Carlee Hart had three goals. Kathleen Hanna was one of four players with a goal for Westwood and Allyn Lillian made 14 saves.


Girls Softball: Wayne Hills 11, Union City 9

Sophia Lewin went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI and Brianna Hulbert was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI as Wayne Hills beat Union City in an 11-9 slugfest in Wayne. Melania Cieucich added two hits and two RBI for Wayne Hills. Union City, which out-hit Wayne Hills, 14-12, was led by Julianne Sosa (1-for-3, four RBI) and Elenis Garcia (2-for-3, three RBI). Union City took a 7-6 lead with five runs in the top of the sixth, but Wayne Hills scored five in the bottom of the sixth.


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Hills tops Demarest with heavy hearts

Source: The Star Ledger

Marie Tripp feels that this is the best team she has had in her 10 years of being head coach at Wayne Hills, and the closest. The team's tight-knit nature came in handy yesterday as Wayne Hills had to play just hours after the death of 17-year-old Wayne Valley junior Nick Romano, who was friends with several players, in a car accident on Friday night.


Boys Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 14, Fair Lawn 6

Ryan Leonard and Robert Papa each scored four goals to help Wayne Valley defeat Fair Lawn, 14-6, in Fair Lawn. Billy Crank recorded a team-high five assists for Wayne Valley, which led, 6-0, after the first quarter. David Drozjock added two goals and two assists while Crank, Alec Doyle and Mike Koropsak found the back of the net once each. Wayne Valley goalie Brendan Feddema picked up 16 saves.


Wayne Valley Baseball Roundups

Wayne Valley won two straight games by a score of 6-5 to improve to 3-1. On Friday, Anthony DiBartolo delivered a pinch-hit two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Wayne Valley to a 6-5 victory over Bloomfield in Wayne. Bloomfield led 5-4 entering the home half of the seventh inning. Joe Trabucco tossed five innings in relief, allowing an earned run on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks to pick up the victory for Wayne Valley. He also had a RBI. Mike Elia and Justin Woll also had RBI for Wayne Valley.

On Saturday, sophomore Sean Lewandoski earned his first varsity win while senior Justin Woll had two RBI and two hits as Wayne Valley edged Paramus, 6-5. Lewandoski completed six innings, yielding three earned runs on seven hits. Joe Pascucci got the save while James Konopinski went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in the victory. Garrett Wiedemann paced Paramus by going 3-for-3.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Wayne Valley Student dies in car crash

Source: The Bergen Record

A 17-year-old township boy was killed Friday night when the car in which he was riding crossed into the southbound lane on Alps Road and was struck by another vehicle, police said.

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H.S. baseball: Jake Anderson puts Wayne Valley in a good place

Source: The Bergen Record

Anderson fired a three-hit complete game, struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter Thursday to lead Wayne Valley to a 6-1 win against visiting Passaic Valley in a Big North Independence Division game. The highly efficient Andersen needed just 80 pitches to complete seven innings, and threw just 24 balls


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 15, DePaul 4

Madison Carlucci and Kim Doyle had four goals and an assist each for Wayne Valley as it bested DePaul, 15-4, in Wayne. Toni Cuccurullo had two goals and an assist for Wayne Valley to go with a goal and three assists from Gia Gagliano. Shannon Betz, Kendra Karsen, Liz Johnson and Liz Pagliei all had scores for DePaul and Bianca Vasquez made 19 saves.


Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Hills 19, Lakeland 9

Ileyana Little and Gabriella Bussanich combined for 14 points as Wayne Hills knocked off Lakeland, 19-9, in Wanaque.Little had five goals and three assists, while Bussanich had five goals and an assist. Nicole Jaskot and Alex Faeth had two goals and an assist each for Lakeland.


Girls Softball: Wayne Valley 9. Passaic Valley 2

Kristinia Kowal and Cassandra Gerard had two RBI apiece for Wayne Valley. Kowal also recorded the win.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Girls Lacrosse: Wayne Valley 11, Clifton 8

Taylor DeStefano and Madison Carlucci both had four goals for Wayne Valley as it knocked off Clifton, 11-6, in, Clifton. Kim Doyle scored a pair of goals while Toni Cuccurullo had three assists. Oliva DeMuro and Tatjana Petrovic both scored twice for Clifton and Shannon Christie made 15 saves.


Baseball: West Milford 5, Wayne Valley 3

Mike Elia, James Konopinski and Justin Woll had the RBI's for Valley in the season opener. Anthony DiBartolo doubled.


Boys Lacrosse: Wayne Hills 12, Demarest 3

Steve Prince and Darren Schweibel each scored two goals and picked up an assist to help Wayne Hills (2-1) defeat Demarest, 12-3, in Wayne. Justin Diglio, Phil Ruggieri and Lucas Sadowski also scored twice for Wayne Hills, which led, 8-1, at halftime.


Boys Lacrosse: St. Joseph's-Montvale 9, Wayne Valley 8

Austin Shelly scored three goals for Wayne Valley (1-2) and Billy Crank scored twice.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Boys Club Football Charts A New Course; Demikoff and Kotlarz Enthusiastic

(Wayne Hills Football Coach Wayne Demikoff, Boys Club Football Commissioner John Rondi and Wayne Valley Football Coach Roger Kotlarz)

Source: The Wayne Today

The plan is to divide the Boys Club football program into two equal parts – perhaps ultimately an 8th grade team from the Wayne Valley side of town and an 8th grade team from the Wayne Hills side of town. Boys Club officials met with both Valley coach Roger Kotlarz and Hills coach Wayne Demikoff to discuss the plan. Both expressed enthusiasm for the plan and a willingness to get involved. That would entail working with the Boys Club coaches and players and introducing their philosophies and traditions.