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Winter Sports Update

Sport: Wrestling

Final Record: 21-3

The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood wrestling team, led by junior heavyweight, Anthony Tufaro, did not make the team state tournament, but enters the district tournament with favorites in a few weight classes. At the end of the season, SPF recorded 21 wins with only 3 losses. SPF also finished 4th at the Union County Tournament behind Brearly, Westfield, and Roselle Park earlier in the season.

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Lieblich, Jeff

Murphy, Sean

Vuono, Luke

Natale, Dion

Ridge, Matt

McFarlane, Mike

Natale, Dominick

Mineo, Luke

Harnett, Matt

Tufaro, Anthony

Cannon, Sean

Lapham, Brian

Jacobs, Andrew

Zeigler, Michael

Carrion, Steve

Steinfeld, Mike

Beirne, J.T.

Cunningham, Tommy

Pigna, Dom

Mirabella, Alex



Sport: Boys Basketball

Record: 12-10

At 12-10, the Scotch Plains/ Fanwood boy’s basketball team is led by Thomas Bonacum, their leading scorer. The 9 seed in the Union County Tournament, SPF has rallied to the quarter finals where they will take on the top seed, Plainfield.




Simon, Josh

Macken, Thomas

Voysest, Andrew

Bull, Quaryee

Bonacum, Thomas

Noel-Brooks, Xavier

Johnston, Ian

Raszka, Kevin

Gonzales, Dominic

Singletary, Tyree

Byers, Anthony

Greenberg, Matt



Sport: Girls Basketball

Record: 9-12

The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood girl’s basketball team looks to get back to a .500 record and avoid dropping a second straight game with a win over Bridgewater/ Raritan on February 23.





Karpel, Christina

Venable, Alexis

Edwards, Destinee

Dwunfour, Thabitha

Porter, Mykala

Sebolao, Taylor

Harper, Katie

Sweeney, Tara

Charles, Christine

Maisel, Madison

Riporti, Alyssa

Martinez, Ashley



Sport: Boy’s Ice Hockey

Record: 7-7-2

After a close 2-1 win over Watchung Hills, the 7-7-2 boys hockey team looks to gain some momentum heading into the post season.



Breit, Jason   

Wisniewski, Kurtis   

Lewis, Kevin   

DeMarsico, Dustin   

Lenart, John   

Calefate, Nicholas   

Tomasulo, Andrew   

Picone, Matthew   

Crawford, Stephen   

Markovits, Alex   

Montagna, Alex   

Leong, Davey   

Deduck, Stephen   

Gianni, Nicholas   

Zambri, James   

Tomasulo, Jonathan   

Rothman, Mike   

Bruckman, John   

Williams, Caitlyn   

Rothenberg, Zachary   

Wilkenson, John   

Crawford, Luke   

Skoog, Alex   

Healey, James   

Skickora, Nicole   

Foti, Patrick   

Hardgrove, Tyler   

Hogan, Eric   



Sport: Boys Swimming

Record: 11-1

The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood boy’s swimming team is currently ranked #2 in the state and has only lost a single meet this season, which was to Pingry. SPF has made it to the sectional finals where they will take on Morristown with aspirations of claiming a NJSIAA team state title.




Baliko, Greg   

Bebout, Sam   

Bransky, Adam   

Bubnov, Chris   

Chang, Henry   

DeBiasse, Andrew   

DeBonis, Dean   

Degnan, Francis   

DiBiasse, Matthew   

Dunn, Joe   

Engelhardt, Austin   

Erickson, Zachary   

Favereau, Alex   

Gajdzisz, Ryan   

Henkels, Ryan   

Marino, Matt  

McKenna, Brendan   

McKenna, Ryan   

McNeil, Eddie   

Misiak, Mike   

Monteiro, Keith   

Peart, Jeff   

Pesin, Dan   

Skoog, Alex   

Sorace, Nick   

Walling, JB   

Warne, Andrew   



Sport: Girls Swimming

Record: 7-3

The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood girls swim team ended their season on a high note with a win over Princeton. Their final record was 7-3 but ended their season on a three meet win streak. They will root on the boys swim team who is ranked #2 in the state.


Roster: Arvizzigno, Francesca   

Bransky, Morgan   

Cirincione, Jacyln   

Colonna, Kathleen   

Cooke, Caroline   

DePaola, Gabriella   

DePaola, Nicole   

DePaola, Rosalie   

English, Caitlin   

Fugett, Jessica   

Greaney, Hannah   

Harris, Melissa   

Ho, Brenda   

Ho, Emily   

Inacker, Tiffany   

Jaczko, Emma   

Keiser, Melissa   

Leahy, Caroline   

Lesce, Caroline   

Mo, Anita   

Napolitano, Julia   

Nardone, Emily   

Nguyen, Claire   

O'Brien, Grace   

O'Brien, Maggie   

Paradiso, Talia   

Roessle, Carlie   

Ryan, Maddie   

Sherry, Emma   

Thompson, Jodie   



Sport: Bowling

Record: 4-8

The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood bowling team ended their season with a 3rd place finish in the Union County Tournament after going 4-8 on the season.  




Burgos, Jonathan   

Buttighen, Olivia   

Canfield, Bryan   

Citera, Andrew   

Gentile, Michael   

Haas, Matthew   

Mahler, Sam   

Mannino, Michael   

McGowen, Matthew   

Nicholson, Ryan   

Ruben, Cullen   

Sawchuk, Ryan   

Spera, Theodore   

Stawicki, Nicholas   

Walker-Pierson, Nah’rya   





Joe Kania is the sports writer for the Scotch Plains/Fanwood Edition.  He is an alum of  Westfield High School and Bergen Catholic High School where he was a 3 sport varsity athlete, earning three freestyle state championships in wrestling in addition to earning FILA All-American honors. He attended Bloomsburg University as a Division I wrestling recruit and he is the owner of, which is a statewide sports website covering all sports. 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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