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Madison Borough Honors Dodger Football, Volleyball and Band in Ceremony at Refurbished Lincoln Place

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Madison Women's Volleyball Team
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State Champion Dodger Football Team
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Madison Mayor Holden Reads Proclamations
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'Good Luck Charm' Clara Forte
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Madison Marching Dodger Perform
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MADISON, NJ – Braving the cold weather on Friday afternoon at the newly renovated Lincoln Place, the Borough of Madison honored the state champion football and volleyball teams as well as the Marching Dodger Band.  Reading proclamations, Mayor Mary-Anna Holden, in her remarks to the crowd said, “we are very proud of these kids, their accomplishments and the honor they have brought to our community.”  Holden also recognized the Dodgers’ biggest little booster, five-year old Clara Forte, by presenting her with the Hartley Dodge Ornament.  When asked if she wanted to be a Madison cheerleader when she gets to high school, she said, “Yes!” The limited-edition  holiday ornament, cast in honor of the re-opening of the Memorial Building for which it’s named, is being sold for $20 with the proceeds benefiting the Madison Athletic Foundation.

The Marching Dodgers, led by Director Russ Batsch, performed for the crowd after a brief warm-up.  After nearly a fifteen year absence from the school, the band competed in area contests, bringing home honors at the Atlantic Coast Championships held in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The women’s varsity volleyball team, coached by Stephen Fenton, won the Group I South State Sectional Championship, and are ranked thirteenth in the state, with an overall record of 24-4. Coach Fenton stated that, “these young women performed with class and contributed greatly to the morale of their community.” Fenton, a Vietnam veteran, further went on to say, “what made it really meaningful to me is that they won their title on Veteran’s Day.”

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Head Football Coach Chris Kubik, in describing his 12-0 team, said, “They do well, play well, they’re a team of stars, these young men, they’re all winners.” When asked about next season, Kubik said “the guys are in the weight room, working out. They’re coming off a fantastic season, something the school hasn’t had in a long time and Clara has been our good-luck charm.” When asked about college possibilities for the graduating players, he said, “There have been scouts here from area colleges, they’ll get a good education and continue to play.” Kubik did not single out any particular school or player but said, “the potential is there…A lot of the credit goes to the parents, the support of the community, not to mention the assistant coaches, some of whom are volunteers." 

Councilmember Dr. Vincent Esposito told The Alternative Press, “the town is really proud, the spirit of the community is high and we’re making our mark.”

Commenting on the renovated Lincoln Place, Councilmember Don Links remarked that, “the refurbishment of the town is going well and it really looks great. The new lighting system is up now and the downtown really has a welcoming feel to it.”

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