Nutley HS boys’ hoops boast athletic, experienced group

Nutley HS boys’ hoops boast athletic, experienced group

NUTLEY – The Nutley High School boys’ varsity basketball team hopes to use its experience and athleticism to produce a competitive season. The Raiders, who open the season on Friday, Dec. 18, when they host Christ the King Prep at 7 p.m., boast a good group of returning seniors. They include guards Geoff Bevere, Devitt […]

Nutley HS wrestling team seeks another fine season with new head coach Mike DiPiano

NUTLEY – The Nutley High School varsity wrestling team, which will begin the season Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Brick Memorial Tournament, will be guided by first-year head coach Mike DiPiano, who replaces his brother, Frank DiPiano. Frank DiPiano stepped down last month after eight successful seasons, taking an administrative position at St. Benedict’s Prep in […]

Irvington HS boys’ basketball team vows to play hard this season

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School boys’ varsity basketball team features a senior-dominated group this season. In fact, the Blue Knights will mainly go with seven seniors and one freshman in the rotation. But most of those seniors will have new roles this season. Nevertheless, second-year head coach Elias Brantley knows his team will come […]

West Orange HS ice hockey team tops Bayonne for first win

WEST ORANGE – After tying Newark East Side, 1-1, Dec. 1 in the season opener and losing to Oratory Prep, 6-1, Dec. 6, the West Orange High School varsity ice hockey team defeated Bayonne, 3-2, Dec. 7, in Bayonne for its first win of the season. Charles Aborisade, Davey Campbell and Luke Starbinski each had […]

Seton Hall Prep hockey team falls to 1-2

WEST ORANGE – The Seton Hall Prep varsity ice hockey team lost twice last week to drop to 1-2 on the season. On Monday, Dec. 7, the Pirates hosted Pope John of Sparta and lost 4-1 at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange. After falling behind 2-0, SHP sophomore forward Stephan Buck scored with […]

Belleville’s Carlos Castro leads Rutgers-Newark men’s soccer team to ECAC title

BELLEVILLE – Carlos Castro, a Belleville High School graduate, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship game after leading the Rutgers University-Newark men’s soccer team to a 3-0 win over Manhattanville College last month. Castro, a sophomore midfielder, scored two goals, three overall in the tournament. The goals were […]

Glen Ridge HS football players garner All-Area accolades

GLEN RIDGE – The Glen Ridge High School varsity football team showed much resiliency this season. The Ridgers, under head coach Duke Mendez, regrouped from an 0-3 start to qualify for the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 playoffs. The Ridgers fell to Hoboken in the first round to finish with a respectable 5-5 […]

Glen Ridge HS boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and wrestling teams gear up for seasons

GLEN RIDGE – The Glen Ridge High School boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and wrestling varsity teams will begin their seasons next week. The boys’ basketball team, which won the Super Essex Conference-Freedom Division title and finished with an 18-8 record last season, will visit Technology in Newark, while the girls’ basketball team will host Newark […]

Bloomfield HS football players earn All-Area honors

Bloomfield HS football players earn All-Area honors

BLOOMFIELD – With hard work and determination, the Bloomfield High School varsity football team achieved a successful season. The Bengals, under 25th-year head coach Mike Carter, qualified for the state North Jersey Section 1, Group 5 playoffs for the first time since 2012 before beating rival Montclair for the first time since 2003 to end […]