Sports

December 8, 2018

NEWTON, NJ -Sparta High School varsity swim teams went head to head against Kittatinny on Tuesday.  The Spartans lost 99-71 but many swimmers had strong finishes, personal best times and tournament qualifying times. Michaela Bleakley, Miranda Doller, Shea Holovacs, Will Englehard, Will Hannan, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Cyclones baseball team is getting ready to start a new season after having earned two championship titles in the 2018 year. They will start working out at the Field House after the holidays preparing for the Cal Ripkin tournament in Maryland in April. The 10 U team won ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Knolls ice hockey rebounded from its first and only loss of the season against Randolph and garnered a 3-2 victory against Sparta Jefferson United on Dec. 6 at the Mennen Sports Arena. The Matt team scored SJU's goals: Matt Francescutto and Matt Redding got past Knolls' ...

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STOCKHOLM, NJ – Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey lost to Kinnelon on Friday, 5-2 at Skylands Ice World.  Both SJU goals came from the stick of James Battaglia.  Battaglia was assisted by Kehgan McCarthy, Jakob Sparks and Kyle Sutton.  Sparta Jefferson United goalie Logan Hanek stopped 32 ...

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NEWTON,NJ - Last Saturday the Sparta High School Swim Team competed at the fourth Joan Rusby Memorial Swim Meet marking the beginning of the 2018-19 high school swim season.   The meet at Kittatinny Regional High School honors Joan Rusby's life commitment to swimming.  She was a lifeguard, water ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School girls basketball team has been preparing for the upcoming season.  Four of the 2017-2018 team members graduated last spring.  This season’s team has two seniors, five juniors and a freshman. Emily Dilger at forward/center and Brianna Falco at point/guard are ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  Junior Chloe Milanesi, a Morristown resident and student at Veritas Christian Academy in Sparta reached a career milestone on Friday afternoon. During the team's first game of the 2018 basketball season, Milanesi scored her 1,000th point. It was during Veritas Christian's 58-10 defeat ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School wrestling team is looking forward to a new season, building on the success of last year when they were North 1 Group III Sectional finalists.  Four wrestlers who competed in the 2017-2018 post season are back: Senior Carter Sheridan wrestling 138/145 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School varsity athlete Beck Gozdenovich has signed a letter of intent to continue his lacrosse career playing Division I at New Jersey Institute of Technology, or NJIT. 

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School varsity athlete Jack Cavanaugh has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career playing Division I at Marist College.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Sparta Jefferson United shut out Montville on Monday at Mennen Arena 3-0.  Goalie Logan Hanek stopped 31 Mustang shots for the win. The first point did not come until the second period when sophomore Matt Espinoza scored.  The defenseman scored on a low slap shot from the ...

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STOCKHOLM, NJ – Sparta Jefferson United had a rough go for their home opener, losing to Chatham 5-0 on Saturday, November 25.  The young team, with key players on the bench due to injuries could not keep up with the Cougars with 12 seniors and five juniors in the lineup.  SJU goalie Logan Haneck ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School varsity athlete Madison Levinson has signed a letter of intent to continue her lacrosse career playing Division I at Columbia University.

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Middle School students welcomed a special guest last week. Eric LeGrand visited just before Thanksgiving, to share his story with the seventh and eight grade students.  LeGrand’s book “The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand” was a selection for the summer reading book ...

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STOCKHOLM, NJ – Sparta Jefferson United varsity Ice Hockey is honing their skills under new head coach Bob Smith.  The team tied Ridge High School, from Bernards Township, on Saturday, November 17 in their first pre-season game. Smith has a young team to work with in his inaugural SJU season.  ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School senior varsity goalie Julia Flake has signed a letter of intent to continue her soccer career playing Division I at the University of Cincinnati.

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School varsity athlete Brianna Falco has signed a letter of intent to continue her Lacrosse career playing Division I at Monmouth University.

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SPARTA, NJ — It was an historic football season for the Sussex Technical School’s Fighting Mustangs. The 2018 team set a school record of 7-3. It was head coach Brian Stellingwerf’s second season with the young team. Many of his players will be returning next year. He is joined by assistant ...

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FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – Sparta’s season ended as it began.  The Spartans fell to Ramapo on Saturday night 42-33 in the offensive battle for a trip to the North Jersey Section 1 Group 3 finals. Sparta’s offense had more than 500 yards and Ramapo recorded 537 yards. Tyler Szabo was QB Kenny Oelkers’ ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Spartans will move on in the North 1 Group 3 tournament after defeating Lakeland on Saturday 35-16.  The scrappy game saw penalties and miscues from both teams with the wind playing a factor as well. Austin Castorina racked up 18 points for Sparta.  He put up 215 rushing yards ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It came down to penalty kicks to determine the winner of the Sparta v Morris Knolls North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals.  The 0-0 stalemate went through two overtimes, forcing a shootout round.  Sparta keeper Julia Flake stopped two penalty kicks in the shootout to give Sparta the win.

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SPARTA, NJ – The front rows of the Sparta Board of Education meeting were taken up by eighth grade boys on Monday.  The boys were part of the football team that represented Sparta at the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, OH last winter. The team’s coaches spoke to the board members to share the ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ – Sparta High School boys soccer beat Roxbury 2-1 on Wednesday earning the NJAC National Division title.  Sparta’s goals came from Phil Christodoulou and Vaughn Thomas.  Peter DeFelice had two assists.  Keeper Danny Dimarco had five saves. The boys had a heartbreaking double ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Two Spartan girls soccer teams met on the Pope John turf field on Tuesday.  The Sparta High School girls soccer team moves to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA North 1 Group 3 tournament after defeating Paramus 4-1. Paramus struck first and fast.  They got their only goal of the game ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta High School freshmen football team have had an historic season.  Not only were they undefeated, they did not allow one point to be scored against them.  The freshmen went 8-0 scoring 229 unanswered points over the course of the season.  “It has been an unbelievable ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ – The Sparta High School Football team finished the regular season on top.  On Saturday the Spartans defeated Morris Hills 33-18 and clinched the Super Football Conference Patriot Blue section championships.  Austin Castorina led with three touchdowns. Castorina had 31 carries ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School girls soccer beat Parsippany Hills 2-1 at home at Station Park on Tuesday.  Kate Mazzella scored both goals for Sparta.  She was assisted by Mikayla Bivona. Sparta keeper Julia Flake had nine saves.  The Spartans took 15 shots at the Vikings goalie. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ- The NJ Devils hosted their 13th annual “Captains Night” on Thursday October 16, in which every New Jersey high school hockey teams' captains for the upcoming season are invited to attend a game and be recognized in front of fans. The Sparta Jefferson United team was represented ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta field hockey held Wallkill Valley scoreless on Friday at home 2-0.  Lauren Groff and Allie McGuire each got past the Rangers goalie.  Lucie Wolfson assisted on both goals. Sparta goalie Emma Cerra had five saves to hold on to the shut out.  The girls record moves to 8-7.  ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta field hockey held Wallkill Valley scoreless on Friday at home 2-0.  Lauren Groff and Allie McGuire each got past the Rangers goalie.  Lucie Wolfson assisted on both goals. Sparta goalie Emma Cerra had five saves to hold on to the shut out.  The girls record moves to 8-7.  ...

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