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May 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ -- The Cedar Grove girls track and field team finished first overall in the Super Essex Conference Independence Division Championships on Saturday. The Panthers finished with 131 team scores, eight ahead of second-place Newark Academy. Cedar Grove came in first place in 10 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- In a game that featured an eight-run inning by both baseball teams, Verona rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 13-12 victory over Cedar Grove Friday night at Yogi Berra Stadium. Logan Colon's two-run double to right field with one out drove in Ben ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Seniors Tara Smurla and Michael Marinelli of Cedar Grove were awarded and honored at the SEC/Essex County Scholar Athlete banquet Monday night as outstanding Scholar Athletes. Smurla is a record-setting distance runner who, last November, won the gold medal at the Section 2, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Cayce Kavakich pitched a one-hitter and knocked in two runs to lead Cedar Grove to a 6-0 softball victory over Columbia on Wednesday. Kavakich hit a home run and went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. She struck out 12 batters in seven innings and walked none. Ava ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona baseball team scored seven runs in the fifth inning to break things open on the way to a 10-1 victory over Payne Tech on Tuesday. Freshman pitcher Will Waldron allowed one run and two hits in five innings for the victory. Chris Baker went two scoreless innings to finish ...

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NEWTON, NJ -- Nick Iannacone, a sophomore golfer at Cedar Grove High School, won the Group 1 State Golf Championship Monday at the NJSIAA Group 1 Tournament at Newton Country Club Iannacone's score of 74 was the lowest out of 66 players in the field. He advances to the Tournament of Champions ...

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COLUMBIA, NJ -- Dylan Sullivan pitched a five-inning two-hitter and Columbia defeated Verona, 10-0, in the first round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Monday. Sullivan struck out six batters and walked one for the Cougars (12-6), who took command early with three runs in the first inning and ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cayce Kavakich pitched a two-hitter and drove in two runs to lift Cedar Grove to a 10-0 victory over Verona in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County softball tournament on Monday. Kavakich, in five innings, struck out six batters and walked one. At the plate, she went ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ -- Very few outdoor scholastic sporting events took place in the state on Saturday, but Cedar Grove's boys lacrosse team made its long trip to Warren County a worthwhile one. The Panthers defeated Hackettstown, 5-2, and senior attack Darin Casey reached the 100-point milestone ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cedar Grove continued its recent tear in softball with a 10-0 victory over Passaic Valley on Thursday. Cassie Kavakich pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and a walk. She also drove in three runs with a home run and a single. Gabriella Florre went 3-for-3 with three ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat Montclair-Kimberley, 7-6, on Wednesday. Cedar Grove (5-10) trailed, 6-1, before scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game, 6-6. James LaCapra had two hits and two ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove scored 10 runs in the first inning and went on to an 11-0 softball victory over West Orange in the opening round of the Essex County Tournament on Wednesday. Cayce Kavakich pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 12 strikeouts and one walk. Kavakich and ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Louis Vassallo pitched a five-hitter to lead West Essex to a 3-1 baseball victory over Verona on Tuesday. Vassallo struck out six batters and walked none. He threw 91 pitches in seven innings, and the run against him was unearned. West Essex (3-11-1) scored one run in the first ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Verona girls lacrosse team advanced past Glen Ridge, 11-10, in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament on Monday. Clara Nippes scored four goals and Bridget Lonsinger passed for six assists in addition to scoring two goals for Verona (9-3), which led, 7-5, at ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cayce Kavakich pitched a two-hitter and banged out four hits herself to lift Cedar Grove to a 13-2 softball victory over Caldwell on Monday. Kavakich hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with five RBI and pitching five innings and allowing three walks while striking out ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Cedar Grove pulled away with four runs in the fifth inning and went on to post an 8-3 softball victory over West Essex on Saturday. Winning pitcher Cayce Kavakich was also one of the hitting stars, with three runs batted in on a triple and a single. Ava Oeckel went 2-for-4 ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Sean Mulligan shut out Columbia with last-inning assistance from Logan Colon as Verona won 2-0, over the Cougars. Mulligan struck out 15 batters and walked four, allowing five hits in 6 1/3 innings before reaching the mandated pitch count limit. Colon got the last two outs, one on ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove baseball team scored in every inning to wrap up an 11-1 victory over Newark Academy on Friday. Alfonso Lombardi went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored and Nicholas Droge went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI for the Panthers (4-9), who scored one run ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona girls lacrosse team scored 12 goals in the first half on its way to a 15-7 victory over Pequannock on Thursday. Julia Dacey and Ella Moore each scored three goals for the Hillbillies (7-3), who led, 12-3, at halftime. Bridget Lonsinger led Verona in assists, with six, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- After playing a low-scoring game for four innings, the Verona softball team busted things open in the final three frames for a 15-1 victory over Bloomfield on Thursday. Gabby Egnezzo drove in three runs with three hits, and Faith Reed had three hits, two runs scored and one RBI ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Dan Paris allowed one hit in six innings and Ray Zamloot drove in three runs to lead Caldwell to a 12-3 baseball victory over Cedar Grove on Wednesday. Paris struck out eight batters, walked two and allowed one earned run.  Zamloot went 3-for-5, and Nick Bergamotto went ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Julian Santorelli pitched a four-hitter to lift Verona to an 8-1 baseball victory over Barringer on Wednesday. Santorelli threw 85 pitches, struck out eight batters and walked one in seven innings. Sean Mulligan went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI for the Hillbillies ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Cayce Kavakich pitched a five-inning one-hitter to lift Cedar Grove to an 11-0 softball victory over Bloomfield on Wednesday. Kavakich struck out 11 batters and walked two. Cedar Grove (9-5) scored three runs in the first inning and two more in the second inning. Kavakich ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Cayce Kavakich pitched a one-hitter to lift Cedar Grove to a 3-0 softball victory over Livingston on Monday. Kavakich struck out 10 batters and walked one in a game that was scoreless until the fourth inning. Cedar Grove (8-5) scored one run in the fourth inning and two in the ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Hanover Park's softball team built a 5-0 lead after three innings and went on to post an 8-2 victory over Verona on Monday. Alyza Dooley knocked in five runs, slugging a pair of home runs and a single and scoring three runs for the Hornets (6-3).  Molly Cocco went 3-for-4 with a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Panther Park hosted a festival with 10 softball games on two fields Saturday afternoon, and the Cedar Grove High softball team defeated Ramsey, 10-0, in its game in the Black & Gold Invitational. Cayce Kavakich pitched a five-inning three-hitter with six strikeouts and no ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona scored seven runs in the third inning and seven more in the fourth to take a 14-0 victory over University Charter on Senior Day Saturday. Logan Colon pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 12 strikeouts and one walk for the victory.  Collin Knight went 1-for-3 with three ...

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RAMSEY, NJ -- Verona rolled up 11 goals in the first half en route to an 18-5 girls lacrosse victory over Ramsey on Saturday. Bridget Lonsinger, who had three assists, and Ella Moore, who had two assists, each scored four goals for the Hillbillies (5-3), who led, 11-3, at halftime. Riley ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ -- The Glen Ridge baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 4-3 victory from Verona on Friday. Tyler Coppola's two-run single in the second inning for Verona tied the game, 2-2. After Glen Ridge went back in front, 3-2, the Hillbillies re-tied it, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A.J. Soriano hit two home runs and drove in six runs to lead Cedar Grove to a 14-3 baseball victory over Newark East Side on Friday. Soriano went 3-for-4 with a single and two homers. Alfonso Lombardi and Nicholas Russo each went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI for ...

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