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Governor Should Veto High School Sports Bill

If I said it once, I have said a million times: Politics and high school athletics should never mix. But once again state politicians stuck their nose into how high school sports are operated by recently passing a bill that allows districts with more than one high school to merge athletic programs and broadens athletic [...]

By |January 11th, 2018|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Ex-PJ Star Izzo declares For The NFL Draft

Ryan Izzo had all the makings of being an NFL tight end coming out of high school when he graduated from Pope John in 2014 and decided to continue his career at Florida State. And just like he did at Pope John, the 6-foot-5, 259-pounder, was a grinder, working hard for everything he got. A [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Classy DiColo Retires From Jefferson

When I ran into Jefferson Athletic Director John DiColo at a field hockey game in late October, I jokingly greeted him by saying, “Hey, short-timer.” DiColo, who has a great sense of humor, just smiled as he had made it public over the summer that he was retiring from Jefferson at the calendar year’s end. [...]

By |December 27th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

SCCC Women’s Hoops Off To Great Start

You could tell that Heather Seugling was getting frustrated. The 6-foot-3 freshman from Sparta got a couple of good looks that wouldn’t fall but that didn’t stop her Sussex County Community College women’s basketball teammates from feeding her the ball. Finally late in the third quarter she converted to make the score 43-9 in favor [...]

By |December 16th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on SCCC Women’s Hoops Off To Great Start

Braves Make History

This one was for Mike Waskowitch. And you know who else? Gene Conquy, Dave DeLea, Ron Earl, Keith Fletcher, Eric Pedersen, Craig Cardasco, Jimmy Duffy, Billy Sisca and the rest of the tremendous football players who donned the Newton Maroon and White over the years. This one is for Gary Wikander, Larry Beatty Rich Graham, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2017|Sports Blog|1 Comment

NJSIAA Adresses Transgender, Drone Issues

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has always been a leader nationwide in implementing new policies regarding high school athletics. The organization kept up that reputation recently by addressing two issues that would have been never thought of only a few short years ago—transgender student-athletes and the use of drones at high school sporting [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on NJSIAA Adresses Transgender, Drone Issues

H.S. Football Needs New Tourney Qualification Rules

Pope John, Lenape Valley and Sparta all flexed their muscles in impressive state tournament wins last weekend while Newton played in an instant classic in its victory over Pequannock. The Mugs Media area went 4-for-4 in football state tourney games and each of those squads have the opportunity to advance to the state finals with [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on H.S. Football Needs New Tourney Qualification Rules

Rangers Race Into Recordbook

The members of the Wallkill Valley field hockey team clutched the state sectional trophy like they were carrying a newborn baby. They held it with great attention, security and admiration and it was pretty neat to see especially if you know the story behind this terrific journey of success. The Rangers, the No. 2 seed, [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Rangers Race Into Recordbook

Braves Capture First Football Crown Since 1984

Chase Cramer perfectly summed up the feelings of the Newton football team after it won its first football division title since 1984 last weekend at Wallkill Valley. “This feels nice but we have our eyes on the bigger prize,” said the stud senior fullback after the Braves dispatched The Rangers 42-6 to move to 8-0 [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Braves Capture First Football Crown Since 1984

Jefferson Seniors Soar To New Heights

Four years ago a bunch of wide-eyed freshmen came to Jefferson looking to mark their mark on the boys soccer program. In fact, five went onto be four-year varsity players for coach Travis Gage and helped the Falcons reach heights that the program had never seen before including this season’s school-record of 14 wins, breaking [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Jefferson Seniors Soar To New Heights