West Orange seniors receive Essex County Scholar-Athlete Awards

West Orange seniors receive Essex County Scholar-Athlete Awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Sophia Adelson and Abraham Dada were recognized as top scholar-athletes at the annual Essex County Awards held at Mayfair Farms on May 9. The event recognizes top male and female academic athletes from schools across Essex County. Abraham Dada, a WOHS wrestler, and Sophia Adelson, a […]

West Orange HS and Seton Hall Prep wrestlers earn All-SEC honors

West Orange HS and Seton Hall Prep wrestlers earn All-SEC honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School and Seton Hall Prep varsity wrestling teams featured several wrestlers on the All-Super Essex Conference-American Division. They include: First Team • 120 pounds: Victor Lopez, West Orange • 152: T.J. Calas, Seton Hall Prep • 170: Aidan Monteverdi, Seton Hall Prep • 195: Noah Tandy, West […]

West Orange HS wrestler Victor Lopez has good run in state tournament in Atlantic City; ends career as school’s all-time winningest wrestler

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School senior Victor Lopez finished his amazing wrestling career with a good run in the NJSiAA state tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Lopez, who became the school’s all-time winningest wrestler earlier in the season, went 2-2 in the tournament. He entered the tournament with just one […]

West Orange HS standout wrestler Victor Lopez wins Region 3 tournament title at 113-pound class; advances to state tournament in Atlantic City

West Orange HS standout wrestler Victor Lopez wins Region 3 tournament title at 113-pound class; advances to state tournament in Atlantic City

WEST ORANGE, NJ (updated Monday Feb. 27, 1:18 p.m.) – West Orange High School wrestler Victor Lopez, who became the all-time winningest wrestler in WOHS history earlier this season, captured the 113-pound weight class at the Region 3 tournament held at WOHS. Lopez advances to the NJSIAA state tournament for the second year in a row. […]

Region 3 wrestling tournament quarterfinals

High School Wrestling REGION 3  at West Orange HS QUARTERFINALS, Feb. 24 106: Cullen Day (Phillipsburg) p. Michael Rodriguez (Becton) 2:49; Jake Bursese (Hanover Park) d. Matt DeStefanis (Randolph) 5-4; Will Grater (Queen of Peace) d. Darren Jones (Caldwell) 2-1; Quinn Melofchik (Belvidere) d. Anthony Clark (Delbarton) 3-2. 113: Anthony Petrillo (Livingston) d. Alex Strashinsky […]

H.S. Wrestling Region 3 results

Region 3 At West Orange H.S. Feb. 22 First Round 106: Michael Rodriguez (Becton) d. Dominic Cofone (Nutley) 8-6; Darren Jones (Caldwell) d. Jacy Jones (Montclair) 7-1; Jake Bursese (Hanover Park) t.f. Kenneth Ramos (North Bergen) 5:33 (15-0); Will Grater (Queen of Peace) d. Matthew Nichter (Livingston) 9-2. 113: Alex Strashinsky (Delbarton) d. Alex Lyon […]

West Orange HS wrestling team finishes second at District 10

West Orange HS wrestling team finishes second at District 10

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In several exciting matches, the West Orange High School wrestlers placed second in the NJSIAA District 10, Final Round at Nutley High School on Feb. 18.  The Mountaineers placed second overall behind third-ranked in the state Delbarton. Nutley, Verona, and Becton rounded out the top five. West Orange senior Victor Lopez […]

West Orange HS wrestler Victor Lopez sets school record for career wins

West Orange HS wrestler Victor Lopez sets school record for career wins

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School senior wrestler Victor Lopez, 17, broke the school record for career wins on Feb. 11, breaking the previous mark of 126 career wins by Tommy Lorenzo in 2006. Lopez pinned Andrew Kyper of Roxbury in the 120-pound category to set the new school record. In addition, Lopez […]

West Orange HS wrestling team advances in North 1, Group 5 state tournament

West Orange HS wrestling team advances in North 1, Group 5 state tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 2017 wrestling season began tenuously for the West Orange High School Mountaineers, but they have found their stride, advancing to the semifinal team round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 state tournament with a win over Hackensack, 42-36, in the quarterfinal round on Monday night, Feb. 6. “It […]

West Orange HS wrestling team impresses at Essex County Tournament

Noah Tandy and Edgar Moreno win titles; Lopez takes second to lead seven place-winners; team finishes fifth overall

West Orange HS wrestling team impresses at Essex County Tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Head coach Stephan Zichella admitted he didn’t really have high expectations for his West Orange High School wrestling team at the Essex County Tournament. Zichella just hoped his team can place as many wrestlers as possible and to finish as high as possible in the team standings. Indeed, Zichella was pleasantly […]