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Area Football Teams Off To Great Start

So how good is the football in Sussex County this season? Well, it is always tough to quantify these type of things but here is stat that will give you a good indication--there are 43 undefeated teams left in the state of New Jersey after five weeks of play and three hail from the county. [...]

By |October 13th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Kittatinny Girls Soccer Off To The Races

Kelly Insalaco is like a thoroughbred waiting in the starting gate. She paces a little as she bides her time waiting for that starting bell. And when that bell goes off, and in this instance the bell is a perfectly-placed thru ball, she is off to the races as she wreaks havoc on opposing defenses [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Sparta Eyes New Turf Field

Sparta High School’s athletic tradition is second to none in Sussex County. As for its playing fields, well that is a completely different story. The Spartans’ football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, boys and girls lacrosse, softball and baseball teams have all won division titles with football and softball winning state championships. And they [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Should H.S. Football Use Video Replay?

The rise in the use of advanced technology when it comes to high school football has been dramatic the last 10 years with the advent of scouting websites like HUDL. It seems like everyone has a video crew at each game tracking every play from every angle and sending those plays in real-time to the [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Sports Blog|1 Comment


Week 7 Football Predictions Mugs Media Sports Director Dan Cleary and Tyler Adkins the Owner of Mugs Media make their picks for this weeks football games in Sussex Area.

By |September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS

NJAC To Vote On Strength Of Program Alignment

Over the last nine years I have learned to appreciate the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference and its concept of a large league with several smaller divisions based on size and geography. Sure, there are things I’m not crazy about but the one thing the loop has done and that’s be proactive, a great trait in [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on NJAC To Vote On Strength Of Program Alignment

Never Forget

(Note: I originally wrote this blog in 2008 about my friend Tom Linehan, who perished in the terror attacks of 9/11. It is being reprinted as a tribute to him and all the other victims). It was a crystal-clear morning. The sky was an azure blue and the World Trade Center Towers stood proudly at [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Never Forget

Picks For Week 1 Of High School Football Season

After all the scrimmages, practices, workouts in the weight room and classroom sessions it is final here---Week 1 of the high school football season. Yes, I know that Pope John and Sussex Tech opened last week during Week 0 (only in New Jersey do you have a week 0) with PJ winning and Sussex Tech [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Picks For Week 1 Of High School Football Season

Pope John Hangs Tough Against Don Bosco

All right Pope John football fans repeat after me: “It was only a scrimmage.”  Okay, let’s do it again: “It was only a scrimmage.” And with that being said after watching the Lions take a 14-10 lead at the half over state power Don Bosco Thursday in both teams’ game scrimmage, Pope John Nation has [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Pope John Hangs Tough Against Don Bosco

Academy Soccer Forces Players to Make Choice

Part of being an adult is making tough and sometimes life-altering decisions.  And that decision-making process does not get any easier with age. So why would adults put a high school athlete in the position to make a major decision about their athletic career at such a young age? The answer?  There is no good [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|Sports Blog|1 Comment