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 football team was the S F C Division Champs.  The team lost only one game in the regular season, moving through the North Jersey Section 2, Group 3, NJSIAA tournament.  They got to the semifinal round where they lost to West Essex.

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The girls Cross Country team was the NJAC Conference Champions and the girls tennis team took their undefeated season to an NJAC Conference Championship.  They went to the final round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 tournament.

Girls volleyball also went to the NJAC sectionals.  The girls went to the semifinal round of the Hunterdon/Warren/ Sussex Tournament and semifinal round of the NJSIAA Group 2 tournament. 

"These students truly represent what it means to be a Sparta High School student-athlete," Principal Ronnie Spring said. "As successful as they are in their respective sports, they are equally, if not more, successful when it comes to their academics and in representing what it means to be a Spartan."

Many student athletes were named to their All Conference First Teams:

  • Mackenzie Wiggins – Volleyball,
  • Brooke Serovich – Volleyball,
  •  Genesis Sanchez – Cross Country,
  • Alisa Willison – Soccer,
  • Kate Mazella – Soccer,
  • Nick Butera – Soccer,
  • Audrey Kraijcek – Field Hockey,
  • Stephanie Villar – Field Hockey,
  • Taylor Canfield – Field Hockey,
  • Alexandra McGuire – Field Hockey,
  • Alexa Matkiwsy – Tennis,
  • Reagan Rech – Tennis,
  • Jenna Bargfrede – Tennis,
  • Gabby Canzioniera – Tennis,
  • Paige Markvicka – Tennis,
  • Jordan Bucenec – Tennis,
  • Sarah Bargfrede – Tennis,
  • Austin Castorina – Football,
  • TJ Hurley – Football,
  • Sam Bushey – Football,
  • Tyler Szabo – Football,
  • Nick Broccoletti – Football,
  • Brendan Cina – Football
  • Austen Frattura - Football
  • Brendan Cina - Football

Stoner said he was looking forward to bringing the winter sport athletes to the board of education as well.