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Sparta's Pope John Middle School Football Team Competes for National Title

December 16, 2018

ORLANDO, FL – Sparta players on the Pope John Middle School’s sixth grade football team earned a chance to play for the national title in Florida earlier this month.  The path to Florida began when the team of nearly all Sparta residents won their division, according to team parent Eileen Clifford.

They boys went on to compete for the American Youth Football League’s Big ...

Newton Wrestling Team Looks Forward to a Successful New Season

NEWTON,NJ—The Newton High School Wrestling team is excited to begin their new season with a large number of returning varsity team members.  They are confident despite their four key losses due to graduation.

“We return 11 starters and are excited at the prospect of the upcoming season,” head coach Eric Bollette said. “We feel we are a solid team that can ...

Newton Girls Basketball Team Dedicates 2018-2019 Season to Coach

NEWTON, NJ—While the girls on the Newton High School basketball team have been playing together for years, according to Lisa Casamassina, who has been the assistant coach since 2012, there is something a little different about this season.

This year, Casamassina has taken over as head coach of the team. The girls have decided to dedicate their season to their former longtime head coach ...

High School Basketball: Morristown Resident Chloe Milanesi Reaches 1,000th Point Milestone

SPARTA, NJ -  Junior Chloe Milanesi, a Morristown resident and student at Veritas Christian Academy in Sparta reached a career milestone on Friday afternoon. During the team's first game of the 2018 basketball season, Milanesi scored her 1,000th point. It was during Veritas Christian's 58-10 defeat of Morris County Home Schoolers on November 30, ...

Undefeated Newton Braves Youth Football Win Championship

RANDOLPH, NJ – The Newton Braves Youth Football team won the Morris County Youth Football League Varsity Championship earlier this month at Freedom Park in Randolph.  Newton beat Wayne 38-20 in the final game of the season.

Under head coach Adam Guerra, the Braves went undefeated, ending with a perfect 10-0 record.  This team has put together a record of 58-6 since they first ...

Eric LeGrand Inspires Sparta Middle School Students

SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Middle School students welcomed a special guest last week. Eric LeGrand visited just before Thanksgiving, to share his story with the seventh and eight grade students. 

LeGrand’s book “The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand” was a selection for the summer reading book clubs. The teacher that chose LeGrand's book, Suzanne Russo, ...

Sussex Technical Schools Mustang Football has Record Setting Season

SPARTA, NJ — It was an historic football season for the Sussex Technical School’s Fighting Mustangs. The 2018 team set a school record of 7-3.

It was head coach Brian Stellingwerf’s second season with the young team. Many of his players will be returning next year. He is joined by assistant coaches Gary Gruber, Andy Carbone, Keith Lotter, Karl Klein, Brad Szakiewicz and JP ...

Newton Braves Football Team Sweep Past High Point into the Final Round of NJSIAA Tournament

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the cold and rainy conditions, With a score 27-3, top-seeded Newton took down fifth-seeded High Point with a score 27-3,  in the semi-final round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 2 playoffs to advance to the final round.

The Braves and Wildcats were evenly matched for most of the game, with the Braves only leading by one into the third. It would not be until the ...

Newton Field Hockey Falls to Shore in NJSIAA Group 1 Semifinals

NEWTON, NJ—After clinching the North 1, Group 1 Championship Title in the NJSIAA Tournament, Newton field hockey headed down to West Essex High School to take on Shore in the semifinal round of the Group 1 championship. 

The Blue Devils played a fast paced game, being able to dominate possession for most of the contest.

The Braves held their ground, but the Blue Devils ...

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