Thursday, July 31, 2014

Football: DeLuise takes charge of Wayne Valley


Source: The Wayne Today

WAYNE - The day Mark DeLuise enrolled at Wayne Valley High School four years ago, he was confident that he would someday be the football team's feature running back. With heralded Anthony Landberg a year ahead of him, though, DeLuise just figured he would have to wait until his senior year for that opportunity.


The day Mark DeLuise enrolled at Wayne Valley four years ago he was confident that he would someday be the football team’s feature running back. With heralded Anthony Landberg a year ahead of him, though, DeLuise just figured he would have to wait until his senior year for that opportunity.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Baseball: Wayne American Legion Post 174 eliminated from State Tournament


Source: The Wayne Today

The incredible journey to a championship concluded in the most unlikely of ways. As quickly as Wayne American Legion Post 174 won the District 1 baseball tournament last week, it was eliminated from the New Jersey Final 8. "It was a wonderful season," Cardinals manager Kevin Mulholland said.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wayne Valley 7-on-7/Strongman Competition Roundup


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The the first ever Wayne Valley 7-on-7 Tournament was a "success" according to head coach Roger Kotlarz.

"We had a lot of teams participating (12) and everything went smoothly," the coach said. "Was is a perfect day for us as a team? No. We have a lot to work on. But overall I was pleased with our performance. We are where we should be in July and we are definitely on course. At this point in time, I would say our offense is ahead of our defense, but that is not surprising. The offense we are introducing is somewhat similar to the offense they've run in the past. The defense is completely different, so there's more of a learning curve."

Participants included Bergen Catholic, DePaul, Pompton Lakes, Morris Hills, Elmwood Park, Passaic Valley, Clifton, Mahwah, Becton, Palisades Park/Leonia, and Westwood. In pool play, Valley defeated Passaic Valley and Morris Hills, but narrowly lost to DePaul and Bergen Catholic. They lost to Elmwood Park and Rutgers-bound quarterback Mike Dare in the playoffs. The show may have been stolen by the Wayne Valley Junior Varsity, which defeated the Bergen Catholic varsity by a comfortable margin.

Kotlarz labeled the quarterback-play of senior Mike Scaglione, junior Nick Goodwin and sophomore Grant Ferrauilo "real strong." More than 20 receivers (Varsity and JV) caught passes, with seniors Mark DeLuise (above vs. DePaul) and Andrew Popodics leading the way. DeLuise and junior Vinny Tedesco led the team in tackles. Junior Will Kearney had a game saving interception against Morris Hills. Sophomore Joe Namendorf had a key interception against Bergen Catholic's SEC bound quarterback Jarrett Guarantano.

Two Valley teams finished second and third respectively in the Strongman Competition. Junior Tyler Andreas, junior Tyler Burchell, junior Nick Fakhoury, sophomore Joey Monsen, and sophomore Jacob Tareky comprised the second place team. Senior Mike Chak, senior Dan Damato, junior John Duncan, junior PJ Chak, and sophomore Jake Pluta comprised the third place team.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Baseball: Wayne American Legion Post 174 takes two


Source: The Wayne Today

Jake Anderson was throwing strikes last weekend. Ditto for Mike Elia. The right-handed pitching duo for Wayne American Legion Post 174 (and most recently Wayne Valley standouts) was en fuego during the opening two rounds of the District 1 Tournament.
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Soccer: Nickolette Driesse brings a bit of Wayne Hills to U.S. team


Source: The Bergen Record

Nickolette Driesse carries a piece of Wayne Hills with her everywhere she goes. And she’s going places.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bergen Catholic, DePaul, Pompton Lakes Among 16 Teams Playing In Wayne Valley’s 7-on-7 Tournament Thursday


The 1st ever Wayne Valley 7-on-7 Tournament Takes Place Thursday, July 24 (3:30 to 9 p.m.)
The 16 team field includes Wayne Valley, Bergen Catholic, DePaul, Pompton Lakes, Becton, Westwood, Palisades Park/Leonia, Morris Hills and several more. The games will take place on the turf football field and on the adjacent soccer field. A strongman competition will take place on the freshmen practice field. 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

H.S. football: Justin Hogan 'throwback' leader for Wayne Hills

Source: The Wayne Today

Virtually everything about Wayne Hills' 2013 football season infuriates Justin Hogan. The Patriots' 5-5 record. Regular-season losses to Pascack Valley, Passaic Valley and Paramus. That home loss to Northern Highlands in the first round of the North 1, Group 4 playoffs.

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Baseball: Wayne Legion Post 174 wins regular-season title

Source: The Wayne Today

Armed with a deep pitching staff, Wayne Post 174 enters the American Legion District 1 Baseball Tournament brimming with confidence. In spite of a regular-season ending, 4-3 loss at Pompton Lakes in a game halted in the fifth inning last Thursday by rain, the Cardinals captured the rejigged Northern Jersey League.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Football: Wayne Hills gets the most out of annual summer camp

Source: The Wayne Today

The regular season opener may not be for another 85 days, but the Wayne Hills football team is already taking quite seriously its preparation for the 2014 season.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wayne Valley Summer Basketball Photos

Wayne Valley junior Nick Giuliano glides to the basketball in a recent Morris Knolls Summer League game against Randolph. In addition, Valley is participating in Summer Tournaments at Passaic Valley, William Paterson and Ramapo College. 

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Wayne Valley Participating In William Paterson Strongman Competition Photos


Junior lineman Tyler Andreas winds his way through an obstacle course at the William Paterson Strongman Competition

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wayne Valley at River Dell 7-on-7 Photos

Wayne Valley's Will Kearney jukes a defender in Tuesday's 7-on-7 scrimmages at River Dell. 
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