Sports

UNICO Breakfast at West Orange High School Recognizes Unsung Sports Heroes

February 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 39th Annual Unico Sports Award Breakfast was held on Sunday, February 24, in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School. Athletes from Seton Hall Prep, WOHS, Golda Ochs, and Orange High School received Brian Piccolo Awards as the unsung heroes of their respective teams.  Vince Papale, former Eagles football player and the subject of the movie "Invincible," was the guest speaker, and the West Orange Football Jr. Pee Wee team received a special award for their undefeated 2012 season.

Ben Spinelli, Master of Ceremonies, began introductions with SHP Football Coach John Finnegan, who presented awards to Michael Muha and Alex Salamone.  Muha played as a tight end and Salamone as offensive tackle on the SHP football team.  Muha will be playing football at Muhlenberg in the fall.  

Lou Mignone, WOHS Girls Soccer Coach, then presented Ilissa Blackshear with her Brian Piccolo award.  Illisa, who played not only as the goalkeeper on the girls soccer team, but also track and basketball, has received a full scholarship to Seton Hall University.

Sign Up for E-News

WOHS Football Coach John Jacob presented Dan Gardener with his award.  He was selected for his compassion, hard work, and caring for his team and the sport of football.

Golda Och Academy was unable to attend due to a religious holiday conflict.  Amanda Schulman, girls Volleyball team member, and Toren Aronoff, a member of the baseball team, were recognized and will receive their awards.

Coach Randy Daniel of Orange High School presented the Brian Piccolo award to kicker Jean Garcy Moussignac.

Sal Anderton, member of UNICO and former councilperson, then presented Andrew Mazurek Jr., coach of the undefeated WOPAL Jr. Pee Wee team, a special recognition award for their undefeated 13-0 season.

Guest Speaker Vince Papale then stepped to the microphone.  He joked with the audience as he enthusiastically shared his formula for success: visualize, make an impact, hit the refresh button when you need to, know the fundamentals, take risks, surround yourself with good people, always take the extra step 'one more degree', possess mind and body synergy, play a passionate role in your own life, attitude is everything, persevere, be consistent, learn = earn, and be your best.  He also shared his own journey, describing a difficult childhood and adolescence, as well as his wife's , former US World Team Gymnast Janet Cantwell, and how they persevered and succeeded, fulfilling their dreams, in spite of the obstacles.

The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO (Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity), has long celebrated its Italian culture roots, but also its commitment and service to the community.  This morning's event helped to raise money for scholarships and outreaches to the community at large.  For more information on UNICO, or to join the organization, contact Mary Berger at 973-223-5070 or visit their website at  http://orangewestorangeunico.com.

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Life-Saving Assistance Needed For Local East Orange Family

January 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our community has been asked to mobilize behind an effort to provide assistance to East Orange residents Bert and Stacie Mentor in support of their brother who recently was in a terrible accident in Thailand. 

Stacie’s brother Amar Taborn was injured in a motorcycle accident while filming “The Love We World Tour” in Thailand due to a monsoon and flash ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_39f41190bb6dffdc4f57_meadowbrook_open_house

Sun, January 22, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House January ...

Education Sports

Carousel_image_0cebd162cc2d40edab37_screen_shot_2017-01-05_at_2.25.40_pm

Mon, January 23, 6:30 PM

West Orange Public Library, West Orange

West Orange Preschool Fair

Education

Carousel_image_f88e1e157ea7ade2425b_mini_magick20170115-8047-1b287c8

Mon, January 23, 6:30 PM

West Orange Public Library, West Orange

West Orange Preschool Fair 1/23

Community Calendar Education

Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 19, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...

Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills Presents: Murder Mystery Dinner in Livingston

January 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), an organization of women developed as civic and community leaders creating lasting community impact, is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, in Livingston.

Event attire is cocktail and complimentary valet parking will be ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Shayne Apple on Guitar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight Shayne Apple, a fifth grader at Riker Hill Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Shayne also plays trombone in the school band and participates in the school choir. According to his mother, Sharon, Shayne was inspired to pick up guitar not long after his father decided to learn the same ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.

 

I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.

 

This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.

 

It is not really ...