Sports

May 20, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Little League Baseball program announced last week the spring season would be canceled.  Their announcement follows Little League International’s recent cancellation of the Regional Qualifying Tournaments and the Little League World Series in Williamsport because of the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The season may be in question but the Sparta High School girls varsity lacrosse team is working out, staying in shape and even helping younger players. Coach Kate Brennen has been encouraging the girls to   work on skills and share what they are doing to motivate their teammates and ...

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FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – The season has ended for the girls basketball team.  The number three seed Spartans lost to the top seed Ramapo  41-31 on Tuesday night in the final round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 tournament. Sparta freshman Brynn McCurry led on offense and defense with 16 points and ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The boys basketball season has come to a close having lost to Ramapo 64-50 in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 final round on Monday night. Sparta went into the tournament as the number one seed.  Ramapo was the second seed with a season record of 21-7 in the Big North ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Spartan boys basketball team join the girls in the finals of the NJSIAA tournament after defeating 13 seed Teaneck on Friday 46-39. The two teams were neck and neck through the first three periods..  Teaneck was consistent with 10s in each quarter until the final when they put up ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Sparta girls basketball is going to the NJSIAA finals, having defeated Montville 62-47 on the Colts’ court on Friday night.  As they have for the past couple of games, Sparta took a quarter to warm up, falling behind, 17-8.  They came charging back putting up 24 points before the ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The number one seed Sparta boys basketball took down ninth seed Northern Highlands on Wednesday, 60-53 in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 tournament. It was more than five minutes into the game before either team put up a point.  They were nearly even at the end ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The number three Sparta girls move to the semifinal round of the NJSIAA North 1 Group 3 tournament after an easy win over sixth seed River Dell on Wednesday.  The Spartans had a 55-32 victory in the quarterfinal game. “The freshmen continue to set up as they have done all season,” ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Veritas girls basketball team has the number three seed in the National Christian School Athletic Association tournament in Ohio with a record of 33-3. The girls will compete in Group 1 putting them as one of the “top eight in the country, despite the fact that we’re a small ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The third seed Spartan girls basketball season continues after defeating 14 seed Morris Hills 53-30.   They move to the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3. The freshmen led the team with three double digit performances. Ally Sweeney dropped in 18 points; six from ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ- The Sparta girls basketball team earned the tri county championship on Friday at Centenary College, beating Hunterdon Central 58-44. The teams had a dozen each in the first quarter.  Sparta was up by one at the half.  Holding Hunterdon Central to five in the third, the Spartans ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The girls basketball team crushed Morris Hills 54-18 on Tuesday.  Playing at home the Spartans were led by Ally Sweeney who put up 15 points. Alexa Acker contributed on both ends of the court with 15 points and 14 rebounds.  She also blocked five shots. Mason Munier had nine ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Veritas Christian Academy girls basketball team won their league championship 55-27 on Saturday.  They took the Metro Christian Athletic Association tournament title in their win at Bergen County Christian Academy in Hackensack against American Christian.  This win represents a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The top seed girls basketball team move to the tri-county finals after defeating fourth seed Warren Hills on Saturday afternoon 57-48. Ally Sweeney led the Spartan effort with 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists, a block and a steal.  She crossed the 250 point milestone, reaching ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The second seed Sparta boys basketball team lost to number three Hunterdon Central 57-47 on Saturday in the tri-county tournament semifinal round.  Aidan Mastandrea had 19 points, including six free throws and three rebounds. Dean Alkovic had nine points.  Mike Piwko added seven ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The boys lost their last regular season game in a close contest against Delbarton 49-44 on Wednesday. Aidan Mastandrea looks to the playoffs with 309 points for the season.  He was held to seven by the Green Wave. Mike Piwko led the Spartans with 14 points.  He finished the season ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The Veritas Christian Academy boys and girls varsity basketball teams begin their Metro Christian Athletic Association or MCAA conference tournament Friday, February 21.  The boy's basketball team lead by senior Dylan Cuperus and junior Ethan Mulder received the No. 2 seed and will ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The top ranked Sparta girls basketball team defeated Voorhees 63-46 in the tri-county tournament quarterfinals on Saturday after having two byes. Brynn McCurry put up double digits on both ends of the court with 20 points and 16 rebounds.  The freshman’s season point total is 346 with ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta boys basketball beat Wallkill Valley 62-35 in the second game of the double bill on Saturday.  After the girls won their quarterfinal game, the boys took theirs.  It was a team effort with Spartans putting points on the board including three in double digits.  Colby Plotts ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The girls basketball team split the week with one win and one loss.  On Thursday they were edged out by Randolph 37 -32.  In that game Ally Sweeney had 12 points, six 3-pointers.  Sweeney had three rebounds, two assists and three steals. Brynn McCurry had 10 points with eight ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Sparta track teams returned to the Jersey City Armory on Friday with representation in varsity and non-varsity events. Julia Wilson had an eighth place finish in the varsity 55 meter dash. Non- varsity Spartans had a good showing as well. Jack Maraziti took gold in the ...

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SPARTA, NJ - On Tuesday, February 11, Veritas Christian Academy's senior guard Chloe Milanesi became the third girl's basketball player ever in Sussex County to reach the 2,000 career point total.  Playing against Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Chloe Milanesi connected on a deep three point ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Spartan wrestlers move to the semifinals, having defeated Old Tappan on Tuesday, 43-27. Sparta goes into the NJSIAA tournament ranked third.  Sparta wins include: 106 lbs – Jack Nauta in a major decision 11-3, 120 lbs – Cooper Stewart with a pin in 2:40 126 lbs – Devin ...

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ORLANDO, FL – The Sparta High School cheerleading team had a police escort as they departed for Florida last week.  They earned a trip to Disney World to compete in the National High School Cheer Championship.  The Spartans squad of 23 members competed in the Super Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day ...

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STOCKHOLM, NJ – Sparta Jefferson United honored their senior players on Saturday before the game against Livingston at Skylands Ice World. The players were called to the center of the ice with their parents, where team parent Peter Francescutto shared their biographies. Robert Borden: “Robert ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The girls had an easy night against Roxbury winning 74-24 on Thursday.  Ally Sweeney, Brynn McCurry and Shauna Ryan each scored in double digits. The Spartans were up 41-10 at the half. Sweeney put up 16 points with three rebounds, six assists and five steals.  She had four ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With friends, family, coaches and administrators looking on Spartan football player Austin Castorina signed his letter of intent to continue his career at Monmouth University on Tuesday. Castorina plans to study sports management at Monmouth.  “I’m blessed for everyone who has ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The girls basketball took down Mount Olive on Tuesday winning 52-26.  Captain Olivia Bouma-Hannam said several of the girls were coming back from illness explaining why they were slow to start falling behind in the first quarter 10-9.  Once they got warmed up they girls played ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Sparta wrestler Garrett Stewart broke the Sparta High School record for overall wins on Friday.  Garrett Stewart, one of three Stewart brothers on the team, earned win number 127 on Senior night in front of a supportive student section.   “I am so happy for Garrett. It’s well ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The fall athletes were recognized at the December board of education meeting on Monday night.  Athletic Director Steve Stoner introduced the teams and student athletes. “It’s a cool thing to be able to be up here and share these accomplishments with you,” Stoner said. The ...

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