Sports

West Orange High School Boys Tennis Team Springs into New Season

March 28, 2014 at 9:31 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Spring has sprung at West Orange High School in the form of its spring athletics, and the Boys Tennis team is anxious for the nice weather. Coach Victor Alcindor notes that the wet and unpleasant weather has posed a challenge for the team. The team practices at Degnan Park, located next to the high school. However, due to unfortunate weather conditions the team has been forced to practice in the wrestling room at the high school.

 “I am optimistic about the season,” Coach Alcindor states. “We are rebuilding a program that will stand out for years.” Coach Alcindor is returning to coach at West Orange after a five-year break. Although the team will be competing in a different division, as a whole, they plan to compete well and be successful.

Sophomore Brendin Silverio admits, “Everyone is trying their best to make it our best season.” Although tennis is an individual sport, the boys reflect teamwork and sportsmanship as they are commonly seen practicing together and helping each other in every way possible.

Sign Up for E-News

Additionally, as practices progress, many powerhouses begin to rise. Coach Alcindor notes freshmen Trey Cohn and Quentin Mota as players to watch. In fact, they just might be first and second singles.

“Having two freshmen as first and second singles is very uncommon,” Coach Alcindor continues, “their talent is just so rare.”

Coach Alcindor confesses that the achieving a balance between intermediate and beginner players has proved to be a stressor for the team. However, the team plans to make the best of what they have.

The boys will officially begin their season with their first home game against Orange High School on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4 p.m.

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 ...