The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood wrestling team has been wrestling as well as they have in recent memory. They are led by junior heavyweight, Anthony Tufaro, who is ranked #6 in the state by Garden State Wrestling. The only loss SPF has suffered on the season was a close match to an undefeated Westfield team. SPF also finished 4th at the Union County Tournament behind Brearly, Westfield, and Roselle Park.
Plainfield, Bridgewater- Raritan
Sport: Boys Basketball
At 8-7, the Scotch Plains/ Fanwood boy’s basketball team is led by Thomas Bonacum, their leading scorer. They SPF team dropped losses to Governer Livingston, Neptune, Pope John, while recording key wins over Summit, Johnson, Woodbridge, and Cranford. The remaining schedule is tough, with a rematch against Cranford still in the cards.
St. Marys (Elizabeth)
Sport: Girls Basketball
The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood girl’s basketball team currently sits at .500, but that does not mean that the season has not had its fair share of success. The girls basketball team has recorded wins over Plainfield, Newton, Walkill Valley, Roselle, Union, and a last minute, one-point victory over rival Westfield.
Sport: Boy’s Ice Hockey
At 5-6-1 with only a few games remaining in the season, the Scotch Plains/ Fanwood ice hockey team has had its fair share of ups and downs. Jason Breit has been performing well at goalie, recording 152 saves. Andrew Scoog, the leading scorer for SPF, leads the surging SPF team who looks to earn a .500 record with a win against Govorner Livingston.
Sport: Boys Swimming
UCIAC Team Finals
The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood boy’s swimming team has only dropped one meet the entire season, which was a close loss to a highly touted Pingry team. With the recent snowstorm, the UCIAC team finals had to be postponed to January 29th. With the season coming to a close in the near future, SPF looks to rebound from their lone loss with a strong performance in the UCIAC team finals.
Sport: Girls Swimming
Roster: Arvizzigno, Francesca
The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood girl’s swim team takes a 5-3 record into the UCC Championships to be held at Rutgers University. The Raiders are led by seniors, Jacyln Cirincione, Nicole DePaola, Rosalie DePaola, Caitlin English, Brenda Ho, Melissa Keiser, Emily Nardone, Maggie O’Brien, and Carlie Roessle.
The Scotch Plains/ Fanwood bowling team takes a 5-8 record into Westfield for a final match before the coveted NJSIAA Championships.
Joe Kania is the sports writer for the Scotch Plains/Fanwood Edition. He is an alum of Westfield High School and Bergen Catholic High School where he was a 3 sport varsity athlete, earning three freestyle state championships in wrestling in addition to earning FILA All-American honors. He attended Bloomsburg University as a Division I wrestling recruit and he is the owner of GardenStateSports.org, which is a statewide sports website covering all sports.
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