MORRISTOWN, NJ - There have been many wild nights in the gyms of Morristown and Long Valley when Morristown and West Morris clashed with each other.
Most of those peaked four and five decades ago on the boys basketball scene, but Thursday night was about the fencing squads of both schools.
The Morristown girls served the Highlanders long-awaited revenge to improve to 4-0 on the season, taking home a 17-10 victory at MHS. Last year, West Morris took the Colonials down by a 20-7 score line. Meanwhile, the Colonials boys fencing team notched a 16-11 victory to defeat its old Iron Division rival and improve to 3-1 on the campaign.
In the girls match, Morristown got several sweeps from to help secure the victory. Sophomore Lauren Peng won two in as many matches on the Sabre card, while senior Katherine Crofford did exactly the same in the Foil events.
In the Epee events, Abigail Gringeri, Sydney Mihalik, and Julia Landi all went 2-1 in their events to give Morristown a 6-3 victory in that set.
Senior Teddy Droar swept both of his events for in the Epee for the boys side, who will look to defend their Morris County championship at Saturday’s fencing MCT at Randolph High School.