Sports

August 17, 2018

VERONA, NJ - After winning a state and county championship in 2017 the Verona Girls Volleyball has a new leader at their helm, but the expectations still remain high for the budding squad. “We want to win everything that we possibly can.  We have girls that are excited to get on the court and ...

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VERONA, NJ - Former Verona High School football coach Lou Racioppe, has sued the district for unlawful termination.   Racioppe was placed on administrative leave following undisclosed allegations mid-way through the 2017 season.  The Board of Education then opted not to renew his contract after ...

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VERONA, NJ - A little over a decade after playing for the program she once shed blood, sweat and tears for Sherilyn Ferrari takes over as Head Coach for the Verona Girls Volleyball Team. “It’s really exciting because I love volleyball and I loved growing up in Verona so it’s exciting to kind of ...

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VERONA, NJ - After months of searching and deliberations the Verona Football Team has a new leader at the helm with Head Coach Kevin Batty. “It’s tremendous, to be able to come home and coach where I played it’s hard to put into words it was tremendous it is a great feeling,” said ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The 8U Cedar Grove Panthers recently completed a successful summer season, finishing second in the Summer Travel Baseball League. The Panthers advanced to the championship game by defeating Pequannock in the first round and Verona in the Semi Finals last week.  They fell to ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove parents packed Tuesday's Cedar Grove's Board of Education meeting to express their support for long time girls' basketball coach Bill Scanlon.  At the same time the Board announced the immediate resignation of Board Vice President Frank Mandala who was not present at ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Team Zoey Golf Outing is Sept. 24 at the Preakness Hills Country Club.  Golfers can register online as a single golfer or a group by clicking here -- raffle tickets can also be purchased online or people can make donations.  Zoey Penny of Verona was diagnosed with progeria as an ...

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Rolling into the heat of the summer baseball season off an exciting, successful and rather cold spring season, the Cedar Grove 11U Panthers travel baseball team are playing some of their best baseball yet with an impressive 5-0 start. Hitting the road with all cylinders firing, the Panthers ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Hilltop Grasshopper, a mountain bike race for elementary and middle school children,  will now kick off in Cedar Grove. The annual August race, has traditionally been held near the Mountain Avenue field in North Caldwell.  This year the starting line will be near the new ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona High School's Andrew Luehs competed in the 40th Phil Simms North-South All-Star Football Classic on Monday for the North squad.  Though the team came up short, falling to the South, 38-16, Luehs was recognized with the Dave Szott MVP award, which goes to the top offensive ...

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CEDAR GROVE SWIM A THON 2018 The Cedar Grove Swim Team will be holding its annual Swim-A-Thon on Monday, July 9th from 8-10pm. This year the team will be swimming for Alison Walton and her family. Participation in the Swim-A-Thon is for members of the Cedar Grove Panthers swim team only and will ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Recreation Department is launching an exciting new program for middle school girls. Thanks to the grassroots efforts of the Recreation Department and community volunteers, Verona will have its first ever field hockey teams. Depending on the number of registrants, Verona will ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Board of Education regognized the Cedar Grove High School Boys Lacrosse Team at its meeting on Tuesday.  The team won the first conference title in Cedar Grove High School history, earning a 7-0 record in the NJILL Kirst Division.  

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove High School softball team was recognized by the Board of Education for its championship season at the BOE meeting on Tuesday.  The team won the Essex County Tournament Championship, the SEC American Conference Title  and its second consecutive NJSIAA North 1, Group ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Board of Education recognized the Cedar Grove High School Boys Tennis Team at its meeting on Tuesday.  The team won the 2018 Super Essex Conference Colonial Division with an undefeated division record of 12-0.    

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Board of Education recognized three Cedar Grove High School Track & Field Athletes at its meeting Tuesday night.  Sawyer Moe won the North 1  Group 1 Championships in the Javelin event with a throw of 183-02.  Mike Pronesti won the North 1 Group 1 Championship ...

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The Cedar Grove 11U Panthers travel baseball team gave everything they had to hold their early lead to defeat the Denville Dragons in the playoffs this past Sunday, advancing them to the championship game. A nail-biter to the end, both teams battled hard and put points on the board every ...

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The 10U Cedar Grove Panthers travel baseball team recently participated in the USABL's Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. The Panthers battled Basking Ridge, Port Chester (NY) and Lambertville over the course of the weekend. Cedar Grove beat Port Chester 9-1, behind a complete-game victory on the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -  The Cedar Grove Panthers softball team won its second consecutive NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 Championship, shutting out Hasbrouck Heights, 7-0, at home on Tuesday. Mia Faieta pitched a no hitter with 12 strikeouts and had two hits in the win.  Kali McCabe hit a double to drive in ...

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VERONA, NJ - Kate Ashley is State Sectional 800m Champion for the second consecutive year. Kate won the State Sectional 800m in a time of 2:19.7 at Clifton Stadium on Saturday and moves on to the State Group Championships next week at Franklin High School. The following girls have also placed in ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - After an unlikely trip to the State Section Semifinals the Cinderella story for the Verona Softball Team has ended after a 4-2 defeat at the hands of second seeded Hanover Park. “[Hanover Park] is dangerous on the bases that’s what they’re known for so once they get on they’re ...

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VERONA, NJ - With a score of 72, Jack Strippoli led the Verona boys golf team to its first sectional title since 1999 -- earning the individual trophy for himself as well.  He followed that up with a score of 75 at the Tournament of Champions to earn an individual state championship title for ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - They’re known as “the Avas” of the Cedar Grove High School softball team.  Collectively they account for 174 career hits, 84 RBI, 122 runs scored and 73 stolen bases during their four years playing for CGHS.  They’ve won two state titles together and most recently the Essex County ...

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The 2018 Cedar Grove Summer Swim Team will be having an Open House on Monday, June 4 from 4-6 PM at the Town Pool, located on Slattery Drive. This will be an opportunity for all registered swimmers and their parents to meet the coaches, receive their team practice and meet schedules and related ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Mia Faieta pitched a perfect game, striking out 17 batters, to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers softball team to a 7-0 victory over Boonton in the first round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 State Tournament. Brittney Taylor went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the win.  Ava Mandala went ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mia Faieta struck out 11 batters to help lead the No. 1 seed Cedar Grove Panthers softball team to a 1-0 victory over No. 2 seed Mt. Saint Dominic in the Essex County Tournament finals on Sunday in Newark. Ava Fernandez went 2-for-3 and scored the winning run for Cedar Grove which ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove High School girls basketball held the 1st Annual Alumni Game on Saturday at CGHS gym.  All former players were invited to play.  

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Cedar Grove softball team is headed to the Essex County Tournament finals after a 7-0 victory over rival Verona at Seton Hall University on Friday. “I’m just happy for them and everybody that’s here,” said Cedar Grove Head Coach Nicole Velardi. Cedar Grove got the ...

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Cedar Grove's 11U Travel baseball team was on the road to face the Lincoln Park Blue Devils on Monday, May 14th. Cedar Grove took an early lead with two nice shots by Anthony Johnson and Alex Reese that drove both Ronnie Sheridan and Nicholas Droge home. Lincoln Park retaliated with a double that ...

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VERONA, NJ - At the start of his high school running career, senior captain Mark Walsh set a goal -- to break the five minute mark in the mile.  Four years and lots of hard work later, Walsh has reach that goal -- running the mile in under five minutes the last several meets including a fifth place ...

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