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TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove's Panther Athlete of the Week: Mike Lever

September 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE — The game that transpired between Cedar Grove and Hanover Park Friday will be talked about for years. When fans someday recall Cedar Grove football during the late 2010s, Friday’s game will almost always be brought up. 

Cedar Grove senior quarterback Mike Lever will be the center piece of those reminiscings.

Lever threw for 379 yards and five touchdowns while ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Megan Forrest

VERONA, NJ - Megan Forrest loves the self-reliance needed in tennis, while still allowing her to be part of a team.  The Verona high school tennis team captain has proven herself to be a team player this season, stepping into the No. 1 singles role when another player was sidelined and serving as role model for her teammates, making her this week's TAPinto Verona Cedar ...

Football: Montclair Travels to Massillon to Play Washington (Oh.) in One of Country’s Top Games

MASSILLON, Oh. — Montclair High School has established itself as one of the best football teams in New Jersey over the past few decades, with a rich legacy and tradition unlike any other program in the Garden State. 


This weekend, it will lock horns with another team carrying all those same attributes, except on a national level. 


In a move that few ...

Verona's Skyler Freedman Wins Lacrosse Championship

VERONA, NJ - Skyler Freedman, of the Verona High School Women's Lacrosse team, played goalie and won the championship at the Delaware Lacrosse 5v5 Clinic and Round Robin Tournament on Sunday at the University of Delaware.

This “House” team was made of up 7 girls from NJ, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut ,who had never met before until game ...

Football: Verona Bests Booton

BOONTON, NJ - Frank Riggio scored two touchdowns to help lead the Verona football team to a 33-21 victory over Boonton on the road Friday night.

Verona opened up the scoring with a 67 yard touchdown run by Nick Riggio.  The extra point by Steven Luehs gave the Hillbillies a 7-0 lead to end the quarter.  Boonton tied it up with just over 4:30 minutes left in the half.

Football: Cedar Grove Defeats Hanover Park in Epic 69-67 Game

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- With a score higher than some basketball games, the Cedar Grove Panthers football team defeated the Hanover Park Hornets, 69-67, in their home opener on Friday night.

Cedar Grove led 20-6 after the first quarter, but the Hornets delivered four touchdowns within six minutes in the second quarter to end the half with a 34-32 lead.  The back and forth play continued in the ...

Boys Soccer: Verona Looking To Recover From Early Season Woes

VERONA, NJ - The Verona boys soccer seam is looking to regroup with a little R & R for the rest of the weekend after a tough 2-0 loss to Millburn leaves the squad winless in their last three contests.

    “I thought maybe in minute 60 we’ve played three games and we’ve played three overtimes and I thought that showed,” said Verona Head Coach Jack ...

Girls Soccer: Verona Rallies in 2nd Half, but Unable to Overcome Newark Academy in 2-1 Loss

VERONA — The second half provided quite the contrary for Verona after a lackluster opening, with golden opportunities in the box happening seemingly each minute. But every threatening run that materialized for the Hillbillies was quickly put to rest by Newark Academy goalie Gabriella Neibart. 

Neibart made 13 saves and thwarted away countless Verona attacks in the second half, as ...

Local Wrestlers Compete at Summer Sizzler Tournament

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It was business as usual for Verona and Cedar Grove High School wrestlers to end the summer.

Verona and Cedar Grove joined forces with the Cordoba Trained club team, rising senior Michael Garcia took first place, Senior Cade Byrne took second place, Sophomores Antonio Cuffari from Cedar Grove and Dean Palmer Verona both took third Incoming freshman ...

Rivals to Teammates: 7 Former Verona, Cedar Grove Football Players Now Playing at Montclair St.

MONTCLAIR — A team that thrives on recruiting from the football hotbed of New Jersey, Montclair State University has even more of a local touch this year. 

When Montclair State opened up its season with a 37-14 win over Salve Regina Saturday at Sprague Field, seven former players from Verona and Cedar Grove suited up for the Red Hawks. Matt Gautieri, Dom Ferrara, ...


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