Sports

October 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - In a game that featured two offenses that averaged over 30 points per game, it certainly was reasonable to expect a lot of offense in Friday night’s tilt between the Montville football team and Sparta. Both teams showed off their offensive abilities throughout, but ultimately it ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It was a week of ups and downs for the Sparta High School boys soccer team.  On Thursday the boys lost a close game to Parsippany Hills 1-0 at home on Reis Field.  Sparta got eight shots on the Vikings goalie but could not break through. On Wednesday, the team honored the seniors ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Spartan girls soccer team edged out Mount Olive on Thursday, 2-1 when they played them at Station Park. It was their Pink game raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer research. Julia Flake, Sparta’s keeper recently surpassed the 500 save mark. With 16 saves on Thursday, ...

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SPARTA, NJ — It was the second loss of the season for Sparta as they fell to Randolph on Saturday 34-21.  It finally felt like football weather as the two teams battled on Cassels Field. The Rams first drive ended with a blocked field goal attempt recovered by Carter Sheridan. A series of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The girls soccer team moves to the semi final round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament after taking Newton to 2-0 on Saturday.  Four seed Sparta took down the five seed Braves and will face third seed Vernon on October 20, Keeper Julia Flake kept the Braves scoreless with ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The evening began with hearty handshakes and heartfelt hugs as Sparta High School alumni and their families gathered for the second Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The newly appointed Skyview Country Club was the backdrop for the evening’s festivities. The 2018 Sparta High ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ – The Sparta High School girls cross country team competed at Greystone Park last week against Roxbury and Morris Knolls. The Spartan girls finished first against both teams. Madison O’Hare took second in the 5000 meter run against Morris Knolls.  Genesis Sanchez finished ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The girls soccer team beat Montville on Wednesday 2-1. Keeper Julia Flake had 10 stops keeping the Mustangs to one. Mikayla Bivona had the goal in the first half. Faith Stewart had the go ahead goal in the second half. Cassie Hagler and Kate Mazzella had assists. “We’ve been ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With August-like temperatures and blue skies, Sparta High School girls tennis took all five matches against Pope John on Wednesday.  The girls had a good crowd watching all six courts, enjoying the afternoon outside. Singles: Alexa Matkiwsky beat Hailey O’Connor 6-3, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After two overtime periods Sparta High School boys soccer game against Montville ended in a stalemate 3-3.   It was a team effort for Sparta with three players each scoring and two other assists. Nick Butera, Joe Collins and Vaughn Thomas each found the net.  Tom Flake, Mike Nolfi ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School field hockey team lost a close one to Lenape Valley on the damp Monday afternoon at home.  Sparta outshot Lenape Valley 13 – 7 but could not get past Patriots’ goalie, Saige Berkowicz. Delaney Forziati and Bella Tracy scored for Sparta assisted by Stephanie ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School girls tennis shut out Kittatinny on Friday 5-0.   Sparta also shut out Sussex Tech on Wednesday 5-0 . Singles: Alexa Matkiwsky beat Maddy Mowatnick 6-0, 6-1 Reagan Rech beat Katie Albinski 7-6, 6-0 Gabby Canzoniero beat Kaylee Stendorwicz 6-0, 1-6, ...

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SPARTA, NJ — From the first possession, Sparta dominated Vernon on Friday night, ending with a 55-7 victory under the lights at Cassels Field.  It took only three plays for Austin Castorina to get the first six on the board on a 10 yard run.  Sparta cashed in on two turnovers on the next two ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- In a huge mid-season battle between Morristown and Sparta, it was the Colonials who picked up an overtime victory 2-1. The Spartan loss put Morristown into two-way tie with Mount Olive for first place in the conference. The game was scheduled to be at home for Sparta but the weather ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School field hockey team held Vernon scoreless 2-0  on Senior Night, playing under the lights at home on Tuesday night.  Sofie Mase and Bella Tracy scored for Sparta with assists from Audrey Krajicek and Lucie Wolfson. Sparta goalie Emma Cerra had three saves.

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SPARTA, NJ –Sparta High School boys soccer shut out Warren Hills on Tuesday night, easily moving to the next round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament 4-0.  The boys played under the lights on the turf field at Station Park. Phil Christodoulou got passed the Blue Streak’s goalie twice and ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Several parents came to the microphone at the Sparta Board of Education to thank them for getting steps closer to building a turf field at the high school.  Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi said the Ad Hoc committee met last week to discuss the turf field. He said district was ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Sparta High School field hockey ranked 12, shut out 17 seed Pope John on Saturday 1-0.   Sparta goalie Emma Cerra had six saves holding Sparta’s narrow lead in the first round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament. Captain Lucy Wolfson scored the only goal of the game in the ...

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JEFFERSON, NJ – Sparta took down Jefferson on Friday night 32-3, under the lights on the Falcon’s field.  Austin Castorina was a scoring machine for Sparta with all five touchdowns for 30 points, all made on the run. Castorina had 20 carries for 185 yards.  Quarterback Kenny Oelkers went to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School girls tennis team added two to the win column this week. On Friday they shut out Newton after having defeated Sussex Tech 4--0 on Wednesday.  Singles: Alexa Matkiwsky won 6-1, 6-0 Sarah Dioneda won 6-0, 6-2 Reagan Rech won 6-0, ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Heavy rain required the Sparta High School girls soccer team to move their Senior game against Morris Hills. Sparta won 5-1. Bailey Kellenberger and Kate Mazzella each got two past the Red Knights keeper. Emily Dilger scored as well. Alisa Williamson was credited with two ...

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SPARTA, NJ — It was a rough two days at home for the Sparta High School volleyball team. On Wednesday they were shut out by Morris Knolls 2-0. On Tuesday they lost to Mendham 2-0.  The first game against Morris Knolls was a squeaker 25-21 and the second game ended at 25-16. In the game ...

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SPARTA, NJ — On the first day of fall, Sparta High School football crushed Mendham 40-0 on Cassels Field on Saturday, making it their second lopsided shut out of the season.  The tone was set from the first possession when Sparta marched down the field to score on a 25-yard run by Austin ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School girls tennis shut out Lenape Valley on Thursday on the Spartan blue courts 5-0.  Singles Alexa Matkiwsky  defeated Julia Chuck 6-1, 6-7 Sarah Dioneda defeated Kathryn Cautero 6-1, 6-1 Reagan Rech  defeated Rachael Lefurge 6-4, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting their second class of athletes, coaches and teams on October 4.  The dinner will be held at Skyview Golf Club in Sparta beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s inductees include: Ted Barbato – Athletic Director/Coach Helene ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Sparta High School football combined steady defense with some big plays and came out on top of West Morris Central 16-7 on Saturday at home. The game originally had been scheduled to be played on Friday night in Chester but the Wolfpack turf field project had not been ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School field hockey team was shut out by Lenape Valley 3-0 on the Sparta home field.  Sparta outshot Lenape Valley 11-7 but Sparta could not get past the Patriot’s goalie. Splitting time in net for Sparta, Emma Cerra had five saves.  Morgan Denmead stopped ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School field hockey edged out Jefferson on Thursday 2-1. Kayla Collinson and captain Lucie Wolfson each got by Jefferson’s goalie Samantha Schorr.  Maya Tomko and Stephaine Villar each contributed with an assist. Emma Cerra was in net for Sparta stopped one Falcon ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta field hockey lost a close one to Newton.  Playing on the infield of the Sparta track, Newton scored the only goal of the game in the first half. Angela Belillo scored for the Braves on the assist of Sydney Pavlishin. Sparta keepers split time in the box; Emma Cerra had two ...

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SPARTA, NJ – TOPSoccer is preparing for their fall season.  The soccer program that pairs special needs children with high school players for six session of indoor activities and games. The program is affiliated with the Sparta Soccer Club and is open to players ages five through 16, beginners ...

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