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Boys Basketball: Comeback Falls Short for Hillbillies

January 17, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ - A valiant comeback attempt fell short for the Verona boys basketball team which fell to the Livingston Lancers by a final score of 53-49 on the road on Thursday.

    “I’m not upset, they played solid basketball, [Livingston] was just on fire.  They made seven threes the first half, they made all their free throws, they couldn’t miss -- we ...

Bloomfield Wrestling Beats Cedar Grove 40-31 as Bengals Improve to 12-3

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Eight in a row!  The Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling team is on a tear as they spoiled the return of Bengal alum Rami Ratel, new head coach of Cedar Grove, in a 40-31 win over the Panthers on Tuesday evening in The Pit at Bloomfield High School.
 
The dual began with the 182-pound weight class through 285 pounds, then continued from 106 to 172.
 
The ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Kelly Nulty

VERONA, NJ - Though only a sophomore, Kelly Nulty is a leader on the young Verona girls swimming team and is currently ranked second in her events as she heads into the Essex County Championships on Monday.  Nulty is the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week.

"Kelly Nulty is a sophomore who has stepped up to the challenge all season. She has finished first or ...

Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week: Gianna Bocchino

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove girls basketball game has won its last four games in a big way.  Helping them with a combined 30 points, including 12 against St. Vincent’s is senior captain Gianna Bocchino -- the Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week.  The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Shelby Mobley, Allstate Insurance Agent, 471 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

“I ...

Wrestling: Cedar Grove and Verona to Compete in Essex County Tourney This Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 2019 Essex County Tournament will be held at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange beginning on Thursday.  Cedar Grove and Verona are well represented in the seedings below.  

Seeds: 106 pounds
1-Dominic Tafuri, Cedar Grove, 7-1, Jr. 
2-Ricardo Caamano, Caldwell, 11-5, Jr.
3-Merlin Senat, Orange, 12-6, So.
4-Joseph Sciarrone, Seton Hall Prep, 12-7, ...

Girls Basketball: Cedar Grove Tops Montclair Kimberly Academy

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Chloe Weinstein tallied 13 points, six rebounds and two assists to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers to a 44-29 victory over Montclair Kimberley in Cedar Grove on Tuesday.

Cedar Grove outscored MKA 25-17 in the first half and continued to dominate in the second.  Gianna Bocchino scored eight points and had three assists while Ryan Cannataro recorded seven ...

Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week: Brandon Dietz

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It was a big week for Brandon Dietz.  With a career-high 17 points against Hopatcong on Saturday, the sophomore set the tone for what his coaches hope will be a stellar high school career.  Dietz is the Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week. The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Shelby Mobley, Allstate Insurance Agent, 471 Pompton Ave., Cedar ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Derek Jocelyn

Editor's Note: The interview was conducted before the Shabazz game.  

VERONA, NJ - Though it didn’t end in a win, Derek Jocelyn played his heart out when Verona took on University last week.  The junior tallied 14 points with three 3-pointers, grabbed four rebounds and had three assists. Jocelyn is the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the ...

Wrestling: Cedar Grove Panthers Get First Win

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Wrestling Team tallied their first victory of the season in dramatic fashion with a 35-31 win over Hasbrouck Heights on Wednesday.

“We moved our lineup around a little bit tonight.  We had some things go our way, some things didn’t, but in the end they came out victorious,” said Cedar Grove Head Coach Rami Ratel.

The match would ...

Girls Basketball: Cedar Grove Panthers Pounce on the Roadrunners, 51-33

WEST ORANGE,, NJ - The Cedar Grove Panthers girls basketball team is back on the winning track following a 51-33 victory over Golda Och Academy on Tuesday evening in West Orange..

    “I feel great, I really do.  We started out really slow, but everybody played really well,” said Head Coach Bill Scanlon.

    Cedar Grove held an eight-point lead ...

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