Sports

May 15, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ – Nutley High School and Montclair State University graduate Michael C. Russonella, D.O., was recently appointed as a boxing physician with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board. The Athletic Control Board regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Who better to help lead Nutley through the anxiety of dealing with COVID-19 fears than Nutley High School Head Football Coach and cancer survivor Steve DiGregorio. DiGregorio, raised in Nutley and tackling a battle with cancer head-on, recently competed six months’ worth of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Abby Scheidel of Nutley left it all on the court. Scheidel, a senior guard, totaled a team-high 22 points along with 19 rebounds but third-seeded Nutley suffered a 54-42 loss to sixth-seeded Mendham in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament ...

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From a grim diagnosis at birth, to 'Look What the Lord Has Done'!, Joyleen and Lou Mainiero will be front and center to watch their miracle son, Sal, compete at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NUTLEY, NJ - The message to her son is simple.’ “Do not forget what the Lord has done for ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Anyone who follows high school wrestling in New Jersey, and for that matter, those who have competed in the sport, realize how difficult it is to qualify for the NJSIAA championships, on the grand stage of Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City. Only the top four wrestlers in each of the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - After a tremendous tournament at Region 3, in West Orange last weekend, the Nutley High wrestling team will advance four to the NJSIAA championships, at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City.  The final stage of the 2019-2020 season begins on March 5, continues on March 6 and concludes a ...

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Abby Scheidel of Nutley knows this is her last opportunity to make her mark in the state tournament. "In my four years I've never won a state game and I'm really determined for us to win," said Scheidel, a senior guard. "Its win or go home so our season is on the line." Nutley, which is ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The adage goes that if you don't score, you can't win, and unfortunately for the Nutley-Columbia co-op ice hockey team the second half of this season was one that lacked an offensive spark. After winning six of its first 11 games, Nutley-Columbia went winless in its final 10 games ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education unanimously approved the use of the Nutley Park Oval for the annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K at the Jan 28 open public meeting. The annual event, through the streets of Nutley, will begin and end at the Oval. The 2020 event will take place on ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Security is taken seriously in Nutley Public Schools, both during the school day, and after hours for special events. In 2018, the district announced new protocols, as a reminder, the guidelines are being shared again.  These guidelines hold true for sporting events, performances, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - She's named after a famous star. She loves to sing.  And she loves life, in general. Welcome to Ava Minichini's world. The soon-to-be 15-year-old daughter of Kathy and Michael Minichini is a freshman at Nutley High School, where she excels in the classroom, as well as on the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - It may have not been pretty, but the Nutley High girls basketball team extended its winning streak on Saturday afternoon - and also advanced in the Essex County Tournament in the process.  Led by Abigail Scheidel and Jaden Long, who each had 13 points, fourth-seeded Nutley posted a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - As the 'second season' of high school wrestling nears, the Nutley High Raiders are putting together an impressive end to the regular campaign. Head coach Mike DiPiano's team was 12-11 after sweeping a quad match, at Morristown High, on Feb. 8. The team  qualified for the state ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The NHS Winter Color Guard presented a friends and family preview of "Falling in Love", their floor show for the 2020 winter season Friday at Radcliffe school. The show, set to "X.O." by John Mayer and featuring romantic quotes, is about love, but not just the romantic kind. Coach ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School senior Dante Contella has been named the recipient of the 2020 Diane Greco Sajle Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the late 1974 Nutley High School graduate, is awarded annually to the football program’s “Most Valuable Teammate,” who, along with displaying ...

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NUTLEY, NJ--The Nutley/Columbia co-op ice hockey team earned a much-needed result when it earned a 1-1 tie with Gov. Livingston on Monday evening at Warinanco Park in Roselle. The tie snapped a four-game losing streak for Nutley, which improved to 6-7-3 overall this winter. "We've had a tough ...

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NUTLEY, NJ--Over the last month, one would be hard-pressed to find a girls basketball team playing better than Nutley High. On Tuesday evening, the Lady Raiders won its seventh straight game, posting a 57-52 victory over visiting Payne Tech in Nutley. Since a 1-4 start to its ...

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MIAMI, FL - A team of St. Bonaventure University Jandoli School of Communication students arrived in Miami Sunday and will be reporting about Sunday's big game all week. When not enjoying the weather in Miami, these journalists contribute to TAPinto Greater Olean in NY.  Following all the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ-- It's been a memorable school year already for Mike DiPiano, and there's still plenty of time left in the 2019-2020 campaign. On Oct. 11, 2019, DiPiano notched his 500th victory as a high school head coach, spanning soccer, wrestling and baseball. When he won number 500, it was also ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Wrestling Coach Mike DiPiano just has his 300th career dual meet win. Nutley Athletic Director Joe Piro said "Nutley wrestling is lucky to have Michael DiPiano!!"  

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Robert Luongo's passing, nearly 16 years ago took from many a good man, with a brilliant mind and a love of family and friends. But while Robert may have departed this life at the young age of 49, his legacy continues to resonate, according to his older brother, Lenny. Robert was a 1973 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ--Belleville High crowned a tournament record 80th champion while Nutley advanced three to the title bouts at the 45th Essex County Tournament, which was held on Jan. 16 and 17, at Codey Arena, in West Orange. Seton Hall Prep won the overall team championship for a tourney-record ...

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NUTLEY, NJ--Nutley senior Abby Scheidel joined some very select company on Monday afternoon. When Scheidel made a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter against Payne Tech in Newark, she became just the seventh player in team history to reach the 1,000 point milestone. "It would've been nice ...

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NEWARK, NJ--Organ donation is indeed a major decision. That message resonated well at the 10th Gift of Life Duals, which were held at St. Benedict's Prep, in Newark, before a large and enthusiastic crowd of high school wrestling fans, on Jan. 11.  The Gift of Life Duals were first introduced ...

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NEWARK, NJ--In January of 2011, the first 'Gift of Life' Duals for high school wrestling was held at Nutley High School. The idea behind the event was to promote the need for organ donation, while also showing the always-intense wrestling fans how organ donation has come to save lives in their ...

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NUTLEY, NJ--The expected tight match between Nutley and Bloomfield came off right on schedule, as the Bengals rallied from a 30-9 deficit to edge the Raiders, 34-33, on criteria, before a packed house in Nutley, on Jan. 8. Bloomfield improved to 4-0 on the season while Nutley fell to 4-3. Both ...

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NEWARK, NJ--After a 4-year hiatus from coaching high school wrestling, Frank DiPiano has returned to the mat. And while he's coaching at a 'new' school, he's quite familiar with the tradition that is St. Benedict's Prep wrestling. DiPiano had taken an administrative position at St. Benedict's, ...

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PASADENA, CA--Traveling during the holidays, especially cross-country, is always a challenge. But for Michael DiPiano and his wife, Karen, the rigors of a 3,000 mile flight, and the demands of rising especially early, with a 3-hour time change, was well worth the satisfaction. Michael DiPiano ...

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NUTLEY, NJ--After suffering a last-second loss in in its season-opener, the Nutley High boys basketball team bounced back in a big way, earning the championship of the Charlie Dolan Holiday Tournament in Kearny this past weekend. The Raiders (2-1) defeated Cranford, 44-32, in the opening round ...

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NUTLEY, NJ-- The 2019-2020 season got off to a tremendous start for the Nutley High wrestling team, as the Raiders rallied from 14 points down with three consecutive pins to stun Passaic Valley, 34-30, in the season opener for both teams, on Dec. 19, in Nutley. Coach Mike DiPiano's Raiders were ...

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