Sports

September 6, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - Junior outside Lauren Burke hit nine kills and junior setter Brenda Jaroker collected 16 assists in highlighting Chatham's 25-15, 25-17 girls volleyball win over Parsippany Hills in the Cougars' home opener on Friday. Senior Laura Macri contributed six kills, a block and a dig for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The main goal is pretty simple. The Chatham football team hopes to finish what it starts. A year ago, the 2-8 Cougars held a lead in the second half eight times and lost six of those leads in the fourth quarter. "We're going to finish those games," senior tri-captain Ryan ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham field hockey coach Kaitlin Leyden noticed something different this time when her team met county nemesis Morristown in the season opener on Thursday. Her team didn't play scared. "They've wanted this for a very long time," Leyden said. "Our alumni from last year reached out ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The "Single Ladies" of the 2018-2019 Chatham girls basketball team took the cue from Beyonce's 2008 Grammy Award Song of the Year to put a ring on their state sectional championship season. During lunchtime on Thursday, Dan Ciprut of Jostens delivered the rings to the NJSIAA North ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham boys soccer coach Mark Maka has been contemplating what kind of balance he'd like to see in his team during the preseason, switching players into different spots to see what rises and dips. Maka found a way to upset the balance of a scoreless game against Madison Wednesday ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Senior libero Eesha Nagpal had 15 digs and senior outside Laura Macri collected four kills and 10 digs for Chatham in its opening girls volleyball loss at Sparta on Wednesday. Nagpal also had two assists and two service aces for Chatham in te 25-19, 25-18 setback to ...

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MENDHAM, NJ - Cleo Bley, Jen Olnowich and Elizabeth Droner scored a goal apiece and Cate Hackett earned the shutout as Chatham opened its girls' soccer season with a 3-0 win at Mendham on Wednesday. The first goal of the season for Chatham started with a cross from Kayleigh Coughlin that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The first senior class to finish four years under Chatham field hockey coach Kaitlin Leyden made its mark last fall by reaching the state sectional tournament semifinals and ending with an 11-6-1 record. The sign that Leyden's program is on the rise is the fact that no one is ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The competition for the Chatham starting quarterback job that has been waged all preseason ended Tuesday after practice when head coach Dan Czepiga named junior Luke McAloon as the starter over senior Ryan Coughlin. "Mac won the job, Coughlin will be our starting safety as well as ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - When the Chatham girls soccer team opens its season at Mendham on Wednesday, the roster will be filled with talent and experience. How far that takes the Cougars through a very competitive conference schedule is the question that coach Gary Adair is seeking to answer. "We've got a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham boys soccer team won seven of its first eight games last year before injuries began to pile up in a season that ended 9-8 with a loss in the first round of the state tournament. But Chatham coach Mark Maka has a strong returning cast from 2018 and a deep bench that he ...

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CHESTER, NJ - Dan Czepiga believes his team is ahead of where it was at this time last year when he began his first campaign as the Chatham football coach. One reason is that the Cougars' preseason scrimmage opponents have been playoff quality teams.  "The goal was to schedule a team that's in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - With so much versatility built into her varsity roster this year, Chatham girls volleyball coach Anna Amster doesn't expect to see a lot of glowing individual statistics. But she is expecting to see positive results. "Our success will come quietly," Amster said. "Our stat sheets ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - While the Chatham football team was holding double sessions to prepare for the 2019 season, the CHS cheerleaders held their own rigorous training camp. The 18-member cheerleading squad got together for consecutive days of 7-hour "boot camp" practices to learn all the routines for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Standing at 99-16 in his career, Chatham girls tennis coach James Cai is sure to pass the 100-win mark in 2019.  More impressive than the victory total is that Cai enters his seventh season as the Chatham coach having won the Morris County Tournament in each of his six previous ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham's boys and girls soccer teams continued to tune-up for the 2019 season with respective scrimmages on Monday. The Chatham boys dropped a 2-0 decision to Ridge at Cougar Field in the morning and the Cougar girls got goals from Olivia Garman and Ashley Kiernan during a 2-2 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Senior captain Alec Gironda put in 60-mile weeks over the summer months to prepare for his role as the Chatham cross-country team's lead runner in 2019. Gironda is excited about the prospects for the Cougars this season with the likes of classmates Anthony Scerbo and Sam Viola, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In addition to a strong senior class, the 2019 Chatham girls cross-country team has another possible competitive edge going for it - sibling rivalry. Four senior runners, Ally Franz, Emma Frohnapfel, Albane Marion and Maddie Hartnett are joined on the Cougar team by their younger ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham football coach Dan Czepiga was happy with the effort. He just didn't like the way the Cougars carried themselves in a quad-scrimmage with Allentown, Rahway and Randolph on Wednesday morning. After the session at Cougar Field, Czepiga gathered his team and pointed to the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education said it wanted to find money in its budget to hire a second full-time athletic trainer. That goal became a reality about three weeks ago with the hiring of Andre Mendoza, who joins athletic trainer Mike Colavita. Board member Michelle Clark advocated ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Dan Czepiga is starting his second year as the Chatham football head coach with 87 players from freshmen through seniors, an increase of about nine players on the roster over last year's total. Every player, including more than 20 freshmen, were participating in drills at the same ...

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The Chatham U9 White travel baseball team won the U9 New Providence Gold League Championship with a 10-5 win over Scotch Plains on July 29. The win avenged Chatham's loss in last year's championship game vs. Scotch Plains. The Chatham U9 team includes Jake Arens, Giovanni Bushell, Andrew ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High's best-ever fencing season in 2019 continued to gain national recognition with the recent announcement by USA Fencing that CHS ranked as the third-best in the nation for academic standards. "The fencing team at nearly every high school, college, and university in ...

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Chatham High School fencing program now leads the nation in All-American fencers. Eight members of the Chatham High fencing team earned All-America recognition - Darren Yen, Marshall Hong, Kailing Sathyanath and Samantha Serban - were named first-team All-American on July 1 ...

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Sam Browning of Chatham has been named to the Metropolitan Collegiate Baseball League All-Star team, which will be played 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at the home of the Rockland Boulders in Pomona, N.Y. Browning, a junior at Skidmore, plays for the NJ Nationals where he put up a .360 batting ...

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