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March 24, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- It took six long hard years, but Anthony Ashnault finally reached his goal. The South Plainfield native was already Rutgers University's winningest and most decorated wrestler heading into the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, but after his victory on March 23, he ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Knolls High School's Dan Byrnes and his fellow teammates on Team Ball4aCause defeated Team Play4aPurpose, 138-125, in the first annual Morris County Senior All-Star Game at Morristown-Beard School in Morristown on Thursday, March 14. Byrnes contributed nine points (three ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls High School's Dan Byrnes has been selected to play in the first annual Morris County Senior All-Star Game set for Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m.. at Morristown-Beard School in Morristown. West Morris Head Coach Mark Schartner and Jefferson Township Head Coach Joe ...

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NEWARK, NJ – No. 2 seed Morris Knolls defeated No. 1 seed Hillsborough, 6-1, at the Prudential Center in Newark on March 4 to take home the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Public A championship. After shaking off two penalties early in the game, senior Sean Murray hit the ice ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – No. 10 seed Morris Knolls girls basketball fell to No. 2 seed Ridgewood, 45-23, in the quarterfinals of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament in Ridgewood on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Six Ridgewood players put points on the board versus Morris Knolls’s ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – No. 2 seed Morris Knolls defeated no. 6 seed Paramus, 4-1, in the semifinals of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Public A tournament at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown on Wednesday, Feb. 27. After ending the first period scoreless and the second period ...

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PATERSON, NJ – No. 10 seed Morris Knolls girls basketball defeated No. 7 seed Paterson Kennedy, 58-55, in overtime during the first round of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament in Paterson on Monday, Feb. 25. Despite 32 points from Paterson Kennedy’s Taniesha ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – No. 2 seed Morris Knolls defeated no. 7 seed Hunterdon Central, 3-2, in another overtime-game, in the third round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Public A tournament at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown on Saturday, Feb. 23. Three Golden Eagles ...

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FLANDERS, NJ – Morris Knolls varsity wrestling Co-Captains Michael Kaiser and Jack Wemmlinger’s quests for NJSIAA state championships came to an end on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Mount Olive High School. Dominick Delntinis of Parsippany pinned Kaiser in the quarterfinal wrestlebacks of the region 2 ...

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FLANDERS, NJ – Michael Kaiser and Jack Wemmlinger fell to their opponents in the NJSIAA region tournament finals on Friday, Feb. 22, at Mount Olive High School. Both got pinned in the first period of their matches. “They still have wrestle backs tomorrow,” stated Head Coach Joe Barchetto ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – No. 2 seed Morris Knolls defeated 18 seed Old Bridge, 2-1, in overtime, in the second round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Public A tournament at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown on Thursday, Feb. 21. Andrew Ryan and Jason Miesagaes scored for the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Morris Knolls girls and boys basketball teams came up short against Randolph on Thursday, Feb. 21. The girls fell, 37-27, and the boys, 77-68. Morris Knolls started and finished strong, winning the first and fourth quarters. The team could not score more than one point, ...

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FLANDERS, NJ – Morris Knolls’s Michael Kaiser (145) and Jack Wemmlinger (132) defeated their opponents in the first round of the NJSIAA Region tournament on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Mount Olive High School. Kaiser won by a 4-1 decision, Wemmlinger by 5-3. Ronan Buckingham, who also wrestled in ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls girls basketball defeated Morris Tech on the road on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 57-30. The Golden Eagles ended the first quarter with a 10-point lead and never looked back. Emily Mitarotonda, the only player to score in double-digits, netted 12 of her game-high 15 points in ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls and Morris Tech boys basketball met on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Morris Knolls came out on top, 63-58, with an impressive comeback in the second half. Morris Knolls ended the first half down 10 points, 28-18. With pure doggedness, they outscored Morris Tech 21-17 in the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – Morris Knolls’s Ronan Buckingham (182), Michael Kaiser (145) and Jack Wemmlinger (132) placed second in their respective weight classes in the NJSIAA District 5 final round wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 16. As a team, Morris Knolls came in fifth place with 85 points ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Golden Eagles extended their record to 11-11 when they defeated Lyndhurst away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 41-32. Four Golden Eagles put points on the scoreboard. Emily Mitarotonda led the way with 14 points. Team Captain Maddison Perna scored 12 points, 10 of which she netted in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Knolls could not contain Madison as the Golden Eagles suffered a 6-0 defeat on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Mennen Cup semifinals at the Mennen Ice Arena in Morristown. Madison began its onslaught early in the game with a short-handed goal one minute and 18 seconds into the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls fell to Parsippany Hills, 69-61, at home on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Morris Knolls’s Dan Byrnes had the game high with 24 points. Riley Furlong and Stephen Carri also scored in double-digits with 17 and 10, respectively. Five players drained three-pointers for Morris ...

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CHESTER, NJ – It took an extra period of play for Morris Knolls to defeat West Morris on the road, 54-50, on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Golden Eagles outscored West Morris 11-7 in the overtime period to secure the win. Team Captain Maddison Perna carried the period with five points. She ended the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Morris Knolls girls swim team’s pursuit of an NJSIAA sectional championship came to an end on Tuesday, Feb. 11, when No. 2 seed Wayne Valley defeated No. 3 seed Morris Knolls in a close 90-80 battle. The Golden Eagles won five of 11 events. In two of three relays, Caroline Weldon, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- In the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament at Morris Knolls High School, the Morristown Colonials defeated Denville's Morris Catholic, 49-42, after a stellar second half. With the win, the Colonials punched their ticket to the semifinals next weekend at County College ...

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DENVILLE, NJ –Morris Knolls varsity basketball teams were unable to muster victories against their opponents on Thursday, Feb. 7. The girls lost at home to Chatham, 42-32. The boys lost on the road against West Morris, 95-49. Morris Knolls Team Captain Maddison Perna scored 10 points for the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Having earned a bye for the first round of the NJSIAA state tournament, No. 3 seed Morris Knolls girls swim team defeated No. 6 seed Fair Lawn, 106-64, in the second round. Morris Knolls girls took first in all but one event. In two of three relays, Caroline Weldon, Ella Discala, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Neither Morris Knolls girls or boys basketball teams could secure a win against their opponents on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The boys lost to neighboring rival Morris Hills, 48-45, while the girls fell to Jefferson, 41-35, in overtime. Although Maddison Perna was on fire during regulation ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ – The Morris Knolls wrestling team secured the No. 8 seed in the 2019 NJSIAA Tournament, Section 1, Group 4, and faced No. 1 seed Roxbury on Monday, Feb. 4. Roxbury defeated the Golden Eagles, 44-13. For Morris Knolls, only Jack Wemmlinger (138 lbs.), Michael Kaiser (152 lbs.) and ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- Morris Knolls girls basketball's Morris County Tournament run came to an end in the first round of tournament play on Feb. 2 when Randolph defeated Knolls, 49-32. Randolph had an 18-10 lead early in the second quarter, but the Golden Eagles doggedly chipped away at it. Emily ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ –Morris Knolls wrestling traveled to neighboring Morris Hills and came out on top, 33-24, on Feb. 1. Lenny Cocca (106 lbs.), Shane Perry (113 lbs.), Jack Wemmlinger (138 lbs.), Michael Kaiser (152 lbs.), Ronan Buckingham (182 lbs.), Anthony Vitiello (220 lbs.) and Nicholas Sullivan ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls boys basketball suffered a 69-56 loss at home to Becton Regional High School on Feb. 1. Becton’s offense overpowered Morris Knolls’s with three Becton players scoring at least 20 points in the game. Six Golden Eagles put points on the board. Dan Byrnes and Riley ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls boys basketball survived its at-home encounter with Mount Olive, 50-46, on Jan. 28. While Mount Olive threatened to steal the game in the waning seconds of the game, Morris Knolls’s seven-point advantage in the first quarter was enough for Knolls to hold the ...

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