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Sparta Starts Hall of Fame

Since opening its doors in the Fall of 1959, Sparta High School has produced some of the best athletes and teams this county has ever seen. The consistent excellence displayed at Sparta for the the last 57 years in all sports in every season has been nothing short of spectacular. But other than being recognized [...]

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

Ex-Pope John Star Brown Ready For Draft

The last time Noah Brown played a football game at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford it wasn’t a pleasant experience for the All-Stater and the rest of his Pope John teammates. The Lions got swamped by St. Joseph’s of Montvale, 62-14, in the Non-Public Group 3 state final in 2013, although Brown was outstanding [...]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Young Vikings Off To Fast Start in Softball

When you do what I do for a living as long as I have,  you hear things. More precisely, people tell you stuff. People always tell me to keep an eye out for such-and-such team or player on the youth level that is going to tear it up once they get to high school. Sometimes [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Sports Blog|3 Comments

Sparta Boys Lacrosse Enters New World

Everyone knows the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” Most of the time the phrase has a negative connotation implying that when your wish is granted, it is more than you bargained for and not the outcome your wanted. Some may think that the saying could apply to [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Sports Blog|4 Comments

New H.S. Baseball Pitch Count Rule Goes Into Effect

There have been several alarming studies done over the recent years that have indicated a substantial rise in arm injuries in high school and youth baseball pitchers. The main cause cited has been overuse of a pitcher which in turn damages the pitcher’s arm. In response the National Federation High School Sports has mandated that [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

All-Star Game A Lot of Fun; Mattessich New Head Football Coach at Pal-Park/Leonia

There was no one having more fun on the basketball court than Graham LeMon Wednesday night at Hackettstown. The 6-foot-8, 300-pounder from Chatham was having a blast, sporting a headband and calling for the ball outside the 3-point arc. And when he got he got the ball he delivered a couple sweet-looking 3s and also [...]

By |March 24th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

A Look Back at Winter Season

It was quite a winter sports season in the Mugs Media area with many memorable games and performances. The winter season is always a little bit different because of its length, starting in November with practices and finishing in March with state tournament games and the wrestling championships in Atlantic City. So here are some [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Sports Blog|1 Comment

Going That Extra Mile

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” NFL Hall of Famer Roger Staubach. So why do I start this blog with that quote? Very simple. When Lenape Valley wrestling coach Doug Vetter was discussing state champion Nick Palumbo he used a version of that quote when explaining how the senior reached the pinnacle [...]

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

No Fan Of Wrestling Changes

There was an eerie feeling when I drove past Wallkill Valley last weekend.  The parking lots were mostly empty and the grass field on the side of the school stood silent. There was not a steady stream of people coming and going from the building and the silence surrounding the campus was almost deafening. Yes, [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Sports Blog|1 Comment

High Point Captures H/W/S Championship

If my memory holds right it was about five years ago that High Point youth basketball hired Mugs Media to shoot and broadcast its sixth-grade team’s game with Sparta. I remember it was at the Lafayette School, but the lasting impression from that game was how good those sixth-graders were and their potential. After the [...]

By |February 25th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments