Young Sparta High School Girls Cross Country Team Readies for Fall 2017 Season

August 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School girls are running.  The cross country track team is preparing for the fall 2017 season scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks. 

Head coach Sarah Pisano is starting her firth year as head coach.  They are looking to returning runners Julia Muth, Madison O’Hare and Marina O’Hare to make a strong showing for the ...

Sparta High School Girls Tennis Prepares for Fall Season

SPARTA, NJ – They are out working on the tennis courts at Sparta High School.  The girls tennis team is looking to veteran coach Jeff Hughes to help them build on last year’s record of 14-8. 

Hughes referred to last year as a building year, having had a number of key players graduate.  This year they have four returning players, having lost only three.

Sarah ...

Solar Eclipse Even Affects High School Sports

SPARTA, NJ - For many in the state, focus will be on the solar eclipse on Monday.  Acknowledging the attraction and impulse to look at the rare event has sparked the NJSIAA to issue a recommendation. 

The organization that governs high school sports has asked athletic directors and coaches to both educate students about the potential danger in looking at the sun during the ...

Sparta High School Volleyball Setting Up for a Strong Season

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School volley ball team is already working hard preparing for the fall season.  The team now has Derek Hall leading as head coach.  Hall served as JV coach for the past three years. 

The team is “looking to build of last years’ successful season with another strong showing in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament as well as the State ...

Sussex Stags Football Team Continues Its Winning Streak

NEWTON, NJ—From the first game, until the fourth week of the season, the Sussex Stags have been on a winning streak, beating the Jersey Shore Hurricanes, Trenton Capitals, Brooklyn Mariners and last weekend, the Bronx Colts.

The Stags beat the Bronx Colts, 33-6 away on Saturday, July 29 to add to their winning streak.

Offensively against the Colts, Enslin had 14 completed passes ...

First Woman in Blue at the Little League Baseball State Tournament in Newton

HAMPTON, NJ - History is being made at the Little League Baseball State Tournament in Newton this week.  While the games are the highlight of the season for the players and their families, the series is notable because, for the first time since the tournament began in 1949, a woman, Christine Sammon, was assigned to umpire the tournament.

"No pressure," Sammon said learning ...

Sparta Youth Hone Skills at Basketball Camp

SPARTA, NJ - The main gym at Sparta High School was filled with young basketball players last week. Girls from second through ninth grade had a chance to spend the week learning drills and honing skills with the high school players at basketball camp run by varsity coach Catherine Willie.

All week the girls worked on all aspects of the game: dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense and ...

Sparta 10U Little League All-Star Team Wins the District

VERNON, NJ – The Sparta 10U Little League All-Star team clinched the district title when they played High Point in Vernon on Thursday.  The select 13 players won seven of nine games in three weeks of challenging tournament play to earn the title. 

The Sparta All-Stars played against Sussex County teams from Vernon, High Point, Newton and Kittatinny.  With the District win ...

Sussex Stags Football Teams Wins Home Opener

NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex Stags football team took the home opener as a win in the record books on Saturday, July 8, beating the Jersey Shore Hurricanes 38-13.

The Stags, a semi-pro football team, use Newton High School’s football field as their home turf.  The team was established in 2014 by Steve Massoti Sr. and Gary Haase.

This year the team starts the season with ...

Sparta Diamonds 10A Softball Team Headed to World Series

SPARTA, NJ – The World Series takes on a whole new meaning for the Sparta 10A Diamonds.  Rather than a chilly October night, it will be the warm July days for the girls softball team at the 2017 Babe Ruth World Series. 

The girls earned a spot at the big tournament in Florida having secured the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regionals.  According to Diamonds organizers, ...

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The 2nd Annual Askin & Hooker Labor Day 5K Run/Walk in Sparta- Keep Lake Mohawk Beautiful

August 16, 2017

SPARTA, NJ—Askin & Hooker, LLC announce the second annual Labor Day 5K!  The event will take place Monday, September 4th, at 9 a.m. starting at the Lake Mohawk Plaza, and will benefit the preservation and beautification of Lake Mohawk.  A pre-race packet pickup will be available Sunday at the Boardwalk from 4 to 6 p.m.

This race is full of excitement for runners, sponsors, ...