Sports

Summit H.S. Gymnastics Team Earns Second Place Trophy at County Championships

b5713be427d8ff241dcf_Press_Release.jpg
The Summit Gymnastics Team and their second place Uniion County Tournament trophy.  Front Row, from left: Emily Donohue, Naomi Schachter, Ginny Collins, Rachelle Franco, Noa Efron.  Second Row, from left: Coach Tracy Claus, Nita Eroles, Alysia Lopez, Amy Martino, Alexis Greenblatt.  Back Row, from left: Freyja Peeters, Coach Frankie Degen, Kiera Little, Abby Claus   Not Pictured: Kaitlin Stewart and Mary Jo Araya
6ef82c7e5adf9e6c8599_Abby_Claus_Bar_Release.JPG
Abby Claus took home the silver medal on bars with a score of 9.25.
fd5cf47e82b6ba2ac6f0_Alysia_Lopez_Beam.jpg
Alysia Lopez dismounts from the beam, her performance earnning a school-record setting score of 9.45 and a second-place finish.
b5713be427d8ff241dcf_Press_Release.jpg

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Gymnastics Team, relying on contributions from each and every team member, delivered a school-record tying score to bring home the second place trophy at the Union County Championships.

Entering the tournament seeded fourth, the Hilltoppers placed behind Westfield, and their total score of 106.3 was enough to edge AL Johnson by the slim margin of .025.  Scotch Plains-Fanwood finished in fourth place.
The team, which returned nearly all of its varsity athletes from last season’s strong showing, had been having an up and down season, battling minor injuries throughout,  At the County Tournament, the Hilltoppers were led by sophomores Abby Claus and Alysia Lopez, who tied for sixth place All-Around with a 35.75.  Claus and Lopez brought home two event medals as well, with Lopez finishing fifth on vault (9.025) and second on beam with a school-record setting score of 9.45.   Claus finished fifth on floor (9.25), and won the silver medal on bars with a 9.25. 
 
Junior Emily Donohue tied her career high All-Around score of 33.5, putting up solid scores on vault (8.675) and beam (8.55).  Junior Kaitlin Stewart set a career high 9.0 on beam. Junior Noa Efron competed as an event specialist on bars, beam, and floor, putting up a strong 9.075 on floor. Sophomore Ginny Collins competed as an event specialist on vault and bars, putting up a solid 8.45 on vault.  Sophomore Alexis Greenblatt was the competition alternate.

Summit’s next travels to Bishop Ahr HS to compete in the NJSIAA North II Sectional Championships.  The Hilltoppers will bring with them the largest group of competitors in school history.  Currently, seven members of the team -- sophomores Claus, Greenblatt, Lopez and Collins, along with juniors Efron, Donohue and Stewart -- are qualified to enter this championship having earned their spots by achieving qualifying scores throughout the season. 
 
The team will also be vying for the overall team title, facing off against Union County Champion, Westfield, currently ranked eighth in the State, Watchung Hills, currently ranked fourth, Bishop Ahr, the 2013 NJSIAA State Champions, and very strong teams from AL Johnson, Scotch Plains, Old Bridge, and Cranford.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Lessons Learned From Summit

April 13, 2018

Over twenty years ago a terrible thing happened in Summit.

The then-mayor prevailed on the police chief to stand before the municipal judge to obtain a warrant to search the files of the chemical counselor of the Summit Junior High School. These files, by statute, were confidential. Nobody knows what the Mayor hoped to learn from this raid. The case wound its way up to the Superior Court, ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_f4c80be7964ba40c5210_fc6b64f6ec4d4f930945_0201ec002c6d2a3590ba_0b39dca84bafc0b4bff3_screen_shot_2017-10-23_at_11.17.07_pm

Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Donations

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Carousel_image_f4c80be7964ba40c5210_fc6b64f6ec4d4f930945_0201ec002c6d2a3590ba_0b39dca84bafc0b4bff3_screen_shot_2017-10-23_at_11.17.07_pm

Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Donations

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Carousel_image_1cef87cbdacf9defb471_c9d423b6982ac3168cd6_adobestock_53537383_storytelling

Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Ages 1-5 yrs.: Spanish Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Says Despite Company Growth, Netflix Stock Valuation Just Too High

April 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing what to do with Netflix stock post the strong quarterly results:

ptview.com/medias/tv-radio

Note -  interview starts at 2:00-minute mark.

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in ...

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

Veronica of West ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!

 

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:  www.summitlibrary.org.

Mouse-over ...