Sussex County Sports Blog

By Dan Cleary

1/3/2010 - Top Teams Of The Decade

 

    It is that time of the year again. That time when everyone looks back on the past 12 months and people like me tell you what the top 5, 10 or whatever stories were for the past year.
   Picking the top stories is extremely subjective, but some are a slam dunks. Like last year, the No. 1 story in the Mugs Media area was realignment and the death of the Sussex County Interscholastic League.
   But after that, you can pick numerous stories depending on what sports you follow. The point being is that lists serve no other purpose than to provoke thought, which is a good thing. There is no right or wrong, it is whatever you feel is important.
   So with the end of the decade upon us, I thought I would join the “List Parade” and name the top 5 teams of the last 10 years in my humble opinion.
   I used no scientific formula, just my subjective observations. Some teams may surprise you, some won’t. But now that the decade is over, these are the top teams of 2000s.
1. HIGH POINT WRESTLING 2008-The Wildcats garner the No. 1 ranking for their history-making run two seasons ago which culminated with their first-ever Group 3 state title.
   The area has seen some amazing wrestling teams over the years with Kittatinny’s incredible run of seven state championships in the 2000s leading the way. But the Cougars could never reach the pinnacle of the sport. Kittatinny came tantalizing close a couple of times, but the Cougars never finished the consensus No. 1 team in the state.
   In fact no area team had done the trick (Blair Academy is not a member of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) since the great Jefferson teams of the early 1990s.
   But High Point finally got its state-title monkey off its back in 2008 by steamrolling its way to a 30-1 season with a dominating 63-3 win over Sayreville in the Group 3 final. The Wildcats only loss was to Blair as the Wildcats beat everyone else in New Jersey with ease.
   The core of that team is still wrestling for the Wildcats. The “Fab Freshmen” of Nick Francavilla, Ethan Orr, Drew Wagonhoffer, Joey Gaccione and Billy Smith bolstered an already solid lineup that included Joe Donahue, Tyler Forbeck, Gavin Tarsa, Vin Gallo, Billy Gould, Tom Diviantonio, Billy Hotalen and senior leader Brad Thomas.
   The fact that the Wildcats lost two starters to injuries—Kyle Donadio and Griffin Panicucci—before the state tournament makes what they did even more impressive.
   The Wildcats unfortunately could not defend their title in 2009 due to their disqualification for not wrestling enough matches against teams from New Jersey, but 2010 promises to be another magical year in Wantage.
2. SPARTA GIRLS BASKETBALL 2001—The Spartans ushered in the decade as not only one of the best teams in the area, but in the state.
   The Spartans had already won state crowns in 1985 and 1990 and reached the final three more times before finally claiming their third banner in 2001 with a resounding win over Toms River South.
   Girls basketball in the early 2000s was as good as it gets in the area with Sparta, North Warren and Newton all reaching the final game at the Dunn Center in Elizabeth. But only the Spartans took home the big prize.
   The Spartans went 27-2 and only lost to Jefferson in the SCIL Festival final before falling to Group 4 champ Columbia in the Tournament of Champions.
   The 2001 team was a perfect blend of basketball players who knew their roles and executed them perfectly. Coach Fred Geffken knew he had a special bunch and they did not let him down.
  The squad featured four Division I athletes and tremendous depth. Jessica Trainor, who couldn’t score a lick, was the top point guard in the area and was possibly the best defensive player in the state.
   What she did to Kelley Suminski of Mendham in the state semifinals is the stuff legends are made of. Trainor, who went onto an outstanding career for the University of Virginia’s soccer team, locked up Suminski one-on-one despite giving up eight inches to the All-State performer and future Stanford University star.
   Mendham was a big favorite coming in to win the Group 3 crown and the TOC, but thanks to Trainor the Spartans advanced.
   Melissa Yeagley, who went on to play at Iona, was the MVP of the final game, but Meghan Jent, who played at Robert Morris, was a force all game and was the team’s high scorer. Diana Dilworth, Olivia Keil and Brittany Keil, who was a freshman and would eventually play at Holy Cross, rounded out the best girls hoops team of the decade.
3. SPARTA FOOTBALL 2003-- Sparta football returned to glory in the early part of the decade and coach Pat Shea capped his first stint with the Spartans by guiding the Spartans to the first and only 12-0 season in Sussex County history.
   Yes, I know there were some other great teams in the decade like Pope John and Hopatcong, but no other team can lay claim to being perfect.
   The Spartans won the SCIL behind its talented and well-balanced offensive attack led by one of the best field generals, in my opinion in county history, Eric Reese. Reese possessed tremendous ability, but his leadership and game management were second to none.
   Reese went onto a fine baseball career at Fordham University.
   Adam LaValley was one of the most versatile players the Spartans have ever had. He could run the ball, catch and kick. He also played great defense. Chris Mullen, Tom Zanetich, Ryan Lindsley, Tom Lindsley and Ryan Skorupka were fantastic skill players, while Doug Alpers, Tim Yeagley and Kevin Taylor were superb on the line.
   The Spartans knocked off a very game Montville squad 14-10 before blanking Dover 16-0 at Giants Stadium in the best farewell gift Pat Shea could ever receive. The thing I remember about the final was that it was snowed out and played later in the week, but nothing could throw off that Sparta club.
   There may have been Sparta teams with more talent during the decade, but like the 1972 Miami Dolphins, no one can say they were perfect for 12 games.
4. JEFFERSON SOFTBALL 2003- Jefferson’s legendary coach Ed Levens had guided the Falcons to the state final five times in his illustrious career, but the Falcons could never win the “Big One.”
   Well, that was until Dawn Gilchrist hit her version of the “Shot Heard Around the World” or at least Oak Ridge. The Falcons (23-3) were facing a mighty Hamilton West team, whose coach told everyone before the game that if it scored one run it would win.
   Well, someone forgot to the tell the Falcons and behind the outstanding pitching of freshman Brittany Gerritsen the Falcons finally won one for “Lev” as Gilchrist sent everyone home with a dramatic walk-off bomb in extra innings in one of the most exciting conclusions to a sporting event I have ever covered.
   This championship game, too, was postponed first due to bad weather. The teams had gathered on Saturday morning in Toms River to play but only got three innings in before the field was unplayable.
   All it did was delay the inevitable as the Falcons capped a season in which it shared the SCIL with Sparta, won the Morris County tourney and the North 2, Group 3 section crown.
   The section crown was most memorable as well as six senior starters opted not play the game against Cranford to attend the Senior Prom. But a little-known freshman who would become one of the top hoops players in Jefferson history stepped up and etched her name in Jefferson lore.
   Dedra Pritchard had already handed in her uniform for the season before Levens asked her to play during the school day, and Pritchard delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh to send the Falcons to an unlikely 3-2 victory.
   The Falcons would drop down to Group 2 in 2004 and win another state title behind outstanding pitcher Carolyn McCrea. But that 2003 group of Gilchrist, Gerritsen, Amanda Gates, Amy Tasker, Maria Grill, McCrea, Lauren Cirule and catcher Steph Wyman will always hold a special spot in Levens’ heart.
5. NORTH WARREN BOYS SOCCER 2002-Throughout the 2000s, Sparta’s boys soccer team dominated the area, but North Warren became the only area soccer team, boys or girls, to win a state crown.
   The Pats in fact won the Group 1 crown in 2002 and 2003 and lost in the 2004 final, facing the same opponent all three times, South Jersey power Schalick High School.
   North Warren has one of the most rich soccer traditions in the state, dating back to Blairstown High School and Fred T. Ehrgood, and then the legend, Jack Sweet, who put tiny Blairstown in Warren County on the soccer map.
   But the Pats could never win an elusive state title despite sporting some of the top players in state history, like the Rhodes and Sweet brothers. That changed in 2002 when the Pats hit the road and won the title with a 4-3 win.
   The Pats had no trouble scoring and they came out you in waves. Chris O’Donoghue was an incredible scorer while future St. John’s star Rory Quinn was magical with the ball at his feet.
   Dan Snyder’s crew, which also featured Greg Sassaman, Dirk Swaneveld and Sean Meehan, gave the North Warren faithful a ride they will never forget.
   That’s it for now, see you on the sidelines.
7/18/2014
SUCO Hall Honors Parichuk


7/11/2014
Soccer Shootouts Would Be Fun


7/7/2014
NJAC Needs Strength Of Program Scheduling


6/26/2014
When Does Football Season Start Or End?


6/19/2014
Sussex Softball Needs All-Star Game


6/13/2014
Diagne picks Syracuse


6/9/2014
Perfect Ending For High Point


6/4/2014
Wildcats Heading To The Shore


5/26/2014
Talent Gap Shrinking In Lacrosse


5/19/2014
Wildcats Special Group


5/12/2014
State Lacrosse Preview


5/12/2014
Lacrosse State Pairings


5/5/2014
HWS Lacrosse To Get Under Way


4/28/2014
Morville Goes Out A Winner


4/16/2014
Weather Could Wreak Havoc on H/W/S


4/10/2014
Delaney To Return To High Point


4/7/2014
Lenape's LaBell Named Scholar Athlete


3/31/2014
NJAC Adds Boys Lacrosse


3/24/2014
Super Season For Hoops


3/17/2014
Great Run For Braves


3/6/2014
Special Night For Spartans


2/27/2014
Nanius Rings Up 2,000th Point


2/20/2014
PJ Looks To Defend Crown


2/13/2014
HWS Hoops Preview


2/7/2014
Teamwork, Seniors Boost Sparta


1/31/2014
Jefferson Boys Hoops Snubbed


1/26/2014
New NJAC Realingment


1/17/2014
Proposal Takes Aim At Transfers


1/10/2014
Round One Goes To PJ


1/8/2014
Winter Broadcast Schedule


1/3/2014
Sussex Cup Great Idea


12/27/2013
Green A Class Act


12/20/2013
Hoops Season Is Here


12/12/2013
Special Season For Spartans


12/5/2013
Football Plan Rejected Again


11/27/2013
Many Thanks!


11/25/2013
Football Finals Schedule


11/21/2013
Cronin, Braves Just Golden


11/14/2013
Football Playoffs Set To Kick Off


11/7/2013
Braves To Host State Football Game


11/1/2013
Newton Eyes H/W/S Sweep


10/24/2013
Great Fall For Lenape Valley


10/17/2013
Wallkill's Corti Captures H/W/S


10/9/2013
PJ-Sparta Rivalry Runs Deep


10/2/2013
H/W/S Goes To Power Points


9/23/2013
PJ's Izzo Picks Florida State


9/19/2013
What's Good, Bad About H.S. Sports


9/12/2013
Brown Makes County Proud


9/11/2013
We Should Never Forget


9/6/2013
NJAC Faces Changes


9/3/2013
Fall Broadcast Schedule


8/28/2013
Taunting Rule Tough To Enforce


8/21/2013
Humbled By Hall Honor


8/14/2013
School Choice Athletes Must Sit


8/7/2013
SUCO Hall Announces Candidates


7/31/2013
Team Sweeney Wins Sparta League


7/24/2013
Clarification


7/23/2013
Spartans Tap Connors For Boys Soccer Job


7/18/2013
McCarney Eyes Big Season, NFL


7/10/2013
Aiken Leaves Pope John


7/2/2013
Lenape Valley Looking For New AD Again


6/26/2013
Lowery Steps Down At Sparta


6/19/2013
Jefferson Names MacDermid New Girls Hoops Coach


6/17/2013
All-NJAC American, Freedom Softball


6/17/2013
All-NJAC Freedom Baseball


6/17/2013
All-NJAC American Baseball


6/6/2013
Tommy Martino A True Inspiration


5/29/2013
Delaney Takes Wallkill Football Job


5/23/2013
Canning, Lions Capture Crown


5/16/2013
Pope John Takes Aim At Softball Title


5/9/2013
Wildcats Look to Repeat


5/4/2013
Spartans Eye HWS Lax Crowns


4/27/2013
A Tribute To My Dad


4/3/2013
Firing Rice A Good Start


4/1/2013
Spring Broadcast Schedule


3/25/2013
Soccer Coaches Will Be Missed


3/18/2013
Hoops Season Review


3/13/2013
O'Connor Goes Out A Winner


2/21/2013
High Point Eyes H/W/S Crown


2/20/2013
PJ-Sparta III


2/18/2013
Wildcats Bounce Back To Win State Title


2/5/2013
Wynne, Lions Continue to Roar


2/4/2013
Girls Hoops Power Points


2/4/2013
Boys Hoops Power Points


1/29/2013
H/W/S Boys Hoops Preview


1/27/2013
H/W/S Girls Hoops Preview


1/18/2013
Jones Steps Down As Wallkill Football Coach


1/10/2013
How Are Good Are the Lions?


1/2/2013
2013 Comes in With A Bang; Pretty in Pink Saturday


12/27/2012
Winter Broadcast Schedule


12/12/2012
NJAC Football All-Stars Freedom


12/12/2012
NJAC Football All-Stars American -2


12/11/2012
NJAC Girls Soccer All-Stars


12/10/2012
NJAC Football All-Stars American


12/9/2012
NJAC Girls Tennis All-Stars


12/8/2012
NJAC Boys Soccer All-Stars


12/3/2012
Newton Win Worthy Of Parade


11/27/2012
Pats Making History


11/11/2012
State Football Pairings


11/5/2012
Sandy Wreaks Havoc


10/24/2012
SUCO Hall Has New Look


10/17/2012
Pope John Soccer Eyes History


10/3/2012
H/W/S Soccer Set To Start


9/27/2012
H/W/S Field Hockey Starts; State Makes Right Call


9/20/2012
NJSIAA Comes Up Snake Eyes


9/12/2012
Fall Broadcast Schedule


9/11/2012
We Should Never Forget


9/7/2012
Academies Not The Right Way To Go


8/17/2012
Football Group Classifications


8/7/2012
Horse Show Trots On


7/31/2012
Turf Field Great For Newton


7/24/2012
Martinek, Big Blue Good Fit


7/9/2012
BBCOR Bats Right Move


6/27/2012
NJAC Baseball, Softball Stars


6/20/2012
(Mugs Media Exclusive) Van Orden Takes High Point Job


6/17/2012
Wildcats Win Thriller


6/7/2012
High Point Continues Magical Ride


5/30/2012
Tech Caps Record Season


5/21/2012
Wildcats Capture Crown


5/16/2012
State Should Break Lax Tourney Into Sections


5/8/2012
Spartans Eye H/W/S Title


5/1/2012
Girls Lacrosse Tourney Set To Start


4/22/2012
Wildcats Eye Tourney Title


4/13/2012
Games of the Week Back on The Air !


4/6/2012
Scholar-Athlete Dinner Great Event


3/27/2012
Lipscomb Perfect Fit For SCCC


3/20/2012
Geffken Leaves Lasting Legacy


3/5/2012
Mugs Media Will Survive


2/20/2012
Lawrence Makes Big Splash With PJ


1/30/2012
Paternostro Passes Away


1/24/2012
(Mugs Media Exclusive) Falcons Hire DeGennaro


1/23/2012
When Paterno Came to Wallkill


1/19/2012
Vikes Hit Rough Seas


1/15/2012
NJAC Races Heating Up


1/7/2012
Martinek Wraps Fine Career


12/14/2011
NJAC Should Push Back Starting Date


12/6/2011
Football Plan Rejected


11/27/2011
Magical Season For Braves


11/15/2011
Wayne Hills Misses Opportunity


11/8/2011
Vikings Back in The Big Dance


10/31/2011
Christensen, Wildcats Roar


10/25/2011
NJAC Makes Changes


10/13/2011
DiSomma Brings Home Title


10/4/2011
H/W/S Soccer To Start


9/27/2011
Mustangs, Leach Make History


9/19/2011
Lions Bounce Back For Carlson


9/11/2011
We Should Never Forget


9/8/2011
Wildcats Show Fight


8/21/2011
Are You Ready For Some Football?


8/12/2011
SUCO Hall of Fame Class Stellar


8/3/2011
PJ's Moore Picks BC


7/24/2011
Ungerman Classic Great For Hoops Fans


7/14/2011
Vernon Drops To Group 3


7/8/2011
Kelly, Dugan To Lead Braves


7/2/2011
Sussex Stars Shine


6/21/2011
High Point Finds Solution With Percey


6/13/2011
What A Ride For Sparta


6/4/2011
Historic Blasts For PJ, Sparta


5/23/2011
Judgment Day for Lions, Vikes


5/15/2011
Ruban Steps Down At Wallkill Valley


5/9/2011
Boys Lax Tourney Should Be Good One


5/6/2011
Vernon Girls Favorite To Win H/WS


4/29/2011
Pope John Names New Basketball Coach


4/23/2011
H/W/S Tourneys To Start


4/10/2011
GIrls Hoops NJAC Stars


4/2/2011
History Made At Pope John


4/1/2011
Pope John Names Football Coach


3/25/2011
Local Boys Hoops Stars Honored


3/20/2011
Hopatcong's Rey Wins National Title


3/16/2011
Lions Saga Continues


3/9/2011
(Mugs Media Exclusive) Paternostro Steps Down


3/5/2011
Great Run For High Point Girls


2/17/2011
Hats Off To Cats


2/12/2011
American Division Up For Grabs


2/3/2011
A Look At H/W/S Girls Hoops Tourney


1/25/2011
H/W/S Boys Hoops Preview


1/18/2011
More Females Join Coaching Ranks


1/9/2011
Pretty In Pink Classic Great Success


1/2/2011
Wildcats Look To Make History


12/21/2010
Skyhawks May Fly The Coop


12/14/2010
Alumni Game Fun


12/6/2010
NJAC Girls Soccer Honors


11/30/2010
NJAC Field Hockey Honors


11/18/2010
Local Boys Soccer Players Honored


11/11/2010
Rangers Return To Playoffs


11/6/2010
Vikings Make History


10/28/2010
Tourney Time Brings Questions


10/20/2010
Power Point Presentation


10/14/2010
North Warren Football On The Rise


10/7/2010
H/W/S Tourney Under Way


9/30/2010
Stop The Insanity


9/22/2010
Tough Break For Chiefs


9/11/2010
We Should Never Forget


9/8/2010
NJSIAA Moving In Right Direction


8/17/2010
Activity Fees New Reality


8/10/2010
Zabriskie Makes County Proud


8/2/2010
PJ Soccer Family Rallies For Good Cause


7/24/2010
Is Cheerleading A Sport?


7/15/2010
Marchiano Named Sparta Coach


7/7/2010
Change Good For Vikings


6/27/2010
Up And Down Year For NJAC


6/15/2010
New Sparta Coach Has Big Shoes To Fill


6/8/2010
Shea Steps Down At Sparta


6/1/2010
TOC On Chopping Block


5/20/2010
Beatty Cup Great Idea


5/3/2010
Spartans Gain Top Seed


5/1/2010
Local NJAC Standings


4/23/2010
Bello, Lions Ready To Roar


4/18/2010
Mustangs Ready For H/W/S


4/17/2010
Local NJAC Standings


4/11/2010
Local NJAC Standings


4/5/2010
Girls Lacrosse Has New Look


3/22/2010
Sports Programs In Doubt


3/15/2010
NJSIAA In Fight For Its Life


3/8/2010
No 'Rocky' Ending For Orr


3/1/2010
What We Learned At H/W/S


2/28/2010
Local NJAC Hoops Standings


2/19/2010
Wrestling Needs A TOC


2/12/2010
H/W/S Tourney To Tip Off


2/10/2010
Local NJAC Hoops Standings


2/8/2010
Clearing Up Tourney Questions


2/6/2010
Local NJAC Hoops Standings


2/1/2010
(Exclusive to Mugs Media) Levens, Falcons Part Ways


1/31/2010
Local NJAC Hoops Standings


1/20/2010
Great Night For Wrestling


1/18/2010
Local NJAC Basketball Standings


1/11/2010
Geffken Makes Right Choice


1/3/2010
Top Teams Of The Decade


12/27/2009
O'Connor Hits Magic Mark


12/15/2009
Sports-Specific Way to Go


12/3/2009
NJAC Makes Changes


11/23/2009
Geary, Spartans Play Instant Classic


11/16/2009
NJAC Should Look At Football


11/8/2009
Sussex Football Puts On Show


10/29/2009
Great Start To H/W/S Tourney


10/22/2009
Expanded Brackets Good Idea


10/13/2009
New Tourney Set To Kick Off


10/7/2009
Classy Chernati wins 300th Game


9/29/2009
Tough Start For ex-SCIL Teams


9/11/2009
We Should Never Forget


9/8/2009
NJAC Era Begins


9/1/2009
Parzero Perfect For Pats


8/23/2009
New World For Mugs Media


8/9/2009
Fun At The Fair


8/2/2009
Fond Memories of Dick Stoltenborg


7/24/2009
Hall Nominees All Deserving


7/14/2009
Opening Day Will Be Tough


6/28/2009
SCIL Show Special


6/2/2009
Newton Makes Disque Proud


5/19/2009
Tri-County Tourney Great Idea


5/12/2009
NJSIAA Hits Grand Slam


5/1/2009
How About A Lacrosse Tourney?


4/19/2009
Levens Keeps On Winning


4/11/2009
Everyone's Favorite Uncle Mo'


4/2/2009
Morris Will Be Missed


3/21/2009
SCIL Athletes Talk Of The Town


3/12/2009
Wrestlebacks Not For The Meek


3/3/2009
Kuntz Built SCCC Into Winner


2/25/2009
Festival Goes Out In Style


2/17/2009
SCIL Swim Festival First Class


2/11/2009
Heartbreak For Wildcats


2/4/2009
Expanded Brackets A Home Run


1/27/2009
Coaches Sit On Hot Seat


1/20/2009
NJAC Releases Schedules (Part 2)


1/13/2009
NJAC Releases Schedules (Part 1)


1/5/2009
I'm One Lucky Guy


12/21/2008
Tough Break For Sisco


12/7/2008
Nice Guys Finish First


11/28/2008
Back To The Future For Falcons


11/20/2008
Sussex Perfect For Runners


11/14/2008
Fitting End For SCIL Football


11/8/2008
Other Side of Cinderella


10/31/2008
Edelman, Vikes Make Good Point


10/23/2008
Rangers Riding High


10/16/2008
Old Lion Still Roaring


10/9/2008
State Plays 52-Pickup


10/3/2008
SCIL Soccer Plan Perfect


9/25/2008
NJSIAA Lacks Direction


9/17/2008
High Point's Keur Happy To Be Back


9/11/2008
We Should Never Forget


9/1/2008
Football Deaths Sobering Reminder


8/25/2008
State Plan Needs Second Look


8/14/2008
Realingment Plan Disbands SCIL (Exclusive to MugsMedia.Com)


8/11/2008
Martinek Gives Me Knight Fever


8/6/2008
Remembering Ryan Olsen


7/30/2008
No Place Like Home For Crespi


7/21/2008
Trudgeon, Braves Had Great Run


7/13/2008
Safety First For Little Leaguers


7/6/2008
Wolf, Nottle Find Winning Ways


6/29/2008
Are You Ready For The Summer?


6/22/2008
Lanier Right Man For Skyhawks


6/15/2008
A Special Thanks to Dad


6/7/2008
Defense Never Rests


5/30/2008
Kittatinny Crew Saves the Day


5/23/2008
Bello makes right call


5/16/2008
Great to be back at Festival


5/9/2008
Softball Should Have Tourney


4/25/2008
Realignment Could Be Done Deal


4/18/2008
SCIL Teams Born to Score Runs


4/11/2008
SCIL Home to Top Hurlers


4/4/2008
Lacrosse Teams Riding the Wave


3/28/2008
Wallkill's VanZile Set to Retire (Exclusive to MugsMedia.com)


3/21/2008
A Little "Mercy" for Football Teams


3/14/2008
Valenti's Title Caps Banner Year for SCIL Wrestling


3/7/2008
Taking a Hard Look at the New Transfer Rules


2/29/2008
Giving SCIL Basketball a Boost


2/22/2008
Rasslin' to the Top... Finally


2/15/2008
Handicapping the Festival


2/8/2008
The Power of Power Points


1/31/2008
SCIL Adopts Innovative Soccer Plan (Exclusive to MugsMedia.com)


1/25/2008
On the Track to an Elite Program


1/18/2008
Adding Up the Numbers


1/11/2008
Dominating the Paint


1/3/2008
Bowling with the Knights


12/27/2007
Playing Games Over the Holidays


12/20/2007
The Mitchell Report Hits Home


12/13/2007
Are You Ready for the Winter?


12/6/2007
Reform Comes Slowly to New Jersey High School Sports


11/28/2007
Handing Out the Golden Statues


11/21/2007
Time for Change in NJ High School Sports


11/14/2007
Going a Little Extra


11/7/2007
The Single-Sport Athlete Dilemma


10/31/2007
Friday Night Lights


10/23/2007
Kicking Around Re-alignment


10/1/2007
I'm baaaack...


3/17/204
Great Run For Braves