Sparta News

May 10, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A North Carolina man is facing drug and weapons charges after being stopped Thursday for speeding.  Sgt. Michael Monaco stopped Gary Lee Louk, 48, in a 2003 Ford Explorer on Water Street, Route 206 on Thursday, May 3, around 8:12 a.m. police report. When Monaco spoke with the driver, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School boys golf team beat Hackettstown on Wednesday 174-180.  They played on the Tiger’s home course at Panther Valley in Allamuchy. Sparta players took second, third, fifth and sixth. Jimmy Apostolico shot 41, Michael Foley shot 42, Cole Miller shot ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School girls lacrosse defeated Pope John 24-10 in the quarterfinal round of the tri-county tournament on Tuesday, on the turf at Station Park.  Kaitlin Mead and Brianna Falco each put five in the net for Sparta.  Meade also had four assists and won 13 faceoffs.  Falco ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta boys lacrosse lost to Pope John 9-8 in the quarterfinal round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament.  Luke Bushey led the Spartan effort with four goals. The first half was all Pope John.  Sparta was only able to get one in the net to the Lion’s 5.  The Spartans came out ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School girls lacrosse team held their senior recognition before the game against Randolph last week.  The six seniors Kelli Vogel, Bayleigh Takacs, Carly Seeland, Hailey Mead, Kaitlyn Mead and Courtney Klein are coached by Sparta High School teacher Kate ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Newark man with an active warrant was picked up after a traffic stop on Route 15.  Cpl. Marc Rubino pulled over a Mitsubishi because the driver was not wearing her seatbelt, police say. Rubino checked the identification of the driver, Rakima Carenard, 22,  and found she only had a ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Jersey Fresh International Three Day Event has drawn a record number of entries including riders from seven other nations. Aside from many of the top riders from the United States, entries are coming from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Students from Pride Martial Arts recently participated in the 2018 Masters Cup Taekwondo Championship.  Several Sparta residents were among the winners at the event in Cresskill on April 28. Michael Tonner-Mintier: First place in form, First place in breaking Ava Rockey: First ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School softball shutout Pope John on Tuesday 7-0 on the Spartan's home field. Olivia Bouma-Hannam led the team, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple and an RBI.  She crossed the plate three time for Sparta. Jessica Esso, Tatiana Esteva-Ingram, Carolyn Jacobs ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who have earned A’s in all major subject, including World Language, with no grade below a B in any other class qualify for ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A young woman from Seaside Heights was picked up on a warrant after being stopped for speeding on Route 15.  Police Officer Brian Porter stopped Gianna Yeager, 23 for driving her white Honda Accord 62 in a 55 MPH zone, police say. After checking her credentials, Porter found Yeager ...

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WEST POINT, NY – Boys Scouts from Troop 150 spent the weekend at West Point. Over the weekend of April 27-29, thirty Sparta scouts participated in the Scoutmasters Council Camporee at the West Point Military Academy.  The Troop joined approximately 7,000 other Scouts from all over the United ...

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SPARTA, NJ – For the numerous organizations and countless hours she has served, Renee Ferguson has been named Sparta’s Outstanding Older American.  Ferguson was celebrated at the community center at Knoll Heights on Wednesday night for having received the award. “Ferguson has been selected for ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School baseball won a close game against Mendham on Monday 6-5.  Mike Nauta, Kenneth Oelkers, Cole Patten, Sebastian Jerome, Jake Zerillo and Tyler Schaberick all crossed the plate for Sparta. Patten’s three run homer early in the fourth got Sparta on the board making it ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Moose Lodge, located on Swartswood Road, will be hosting their annual “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk event in June this year. The event was created after Jason Baumann, the lodge’s administrator’s daughter Reanna and her friend Kassie started “chalking up” the lodge's parking ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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KINNELON, N.J. — More than 50 years ago the Smoke Ride Riding Club was formed to offer local riders a friendly place to compete and enjoy the company of other horsemen. The club now hosts eight shows that are recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation and offers series awards at the end ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School girls lacrosse beat Kinnelon on Friday 17-13 playing at home.  The girls were led by Kaitlin Mead with goals and an assist.  She also won four faceoffs. Kaitlin Mead passed her career 300 goal mark last week.  “It was a great team win and a huge ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields. The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School boys lacrosse dropped Kittatinny 18-5 on Saturday in the first round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament.  Playing on Upper Veterans the win was a team effort with 10 players adding to the score. Russell Eberding won all 12 faceoffs and added scored twice and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Sparta High School softball team lost a close one to Hunterdon Central on Saturday 4-3. Hunterdon started strong, putting up two at the bottom of the first inning.  The scoreboard would stay blank until the bottom of the sixth when Sparta when ahead with three.  The lead was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Animal therapy helps people to relax, but how do the animals feel about it? A Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds that horses don’t mind working as part of therapy for traumatized veterans. The small pilot study by Rutgers’ Equine Science Center, which appeared in ...

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CLEVELAND, OH - The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was particularly important this year with the long anticipated induction of Bon Jovi.  With Howard Stern doing the introduction, it was a spectacle. Howard Stern was none to pleased with how long the committee took to ...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Readers of these reports have come to realize that I'm a racing fan. I like horses. I like the thrill of horse racing. I realize that gambling on horse racing is what makes the sport go. But, I prefer to leave the gambling to those who enjoy it for its own sake. However, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – What a difference a day makes.  Sparta High School softball lost a close one to Lenape Valley on Friday after rolling over West Morris on Thursday, 10-1.  Paige Smith threw for six and two thirds innings against Lenape Valley, allowing two hits, walking two and earning seven ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) announced the short lists of riders who will have a chance to represent the United States at the World Equestrian Games in September. Several New York and New Jersey riders made the cut. The list for show jumping includes ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The students at Merriam Avenue had a big special guest last week.  Lee Rouson, former NY Giants player spoke with the students about “moving your chain.” Rouson played for the Giants after being drafted in the eighth round of the 1985 NFL draft.  Wearing number 22 he was a part of ...

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom welcomed two Grevy's Zebras to the park on Thursday May 3. Grevy's Zebras are the most endangered species of zebra. There are approximately 2500 Grevy's zebras in the wild and captivity.  The two females that were born on Thursday are ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School softball rolled over West Morris on Thursday, 10-1.  The score was 2-1 going into the sixth when the Spartan flood gates opened adding eight runs to the total. Paige Smith threw for all seven innings.  She allowed only four hits and mowed down 11.  She also helped ...

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STOCKTON, N.J. — New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association’s eighth biennial national juried show and sale, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” will open with a public reception, and an opportunity to meet the artists on Sunday, May 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton. The ...

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