Sports

December 18, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove boys basketball team is struggling to find their way after a 64-44 loss to Livingston on Tuesday.     “It was the same problem.  I think we turned the ball over 20 times, I think we had nine in the first half and we turned the ball over double that in the second ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Verona Boys basketball team used a strong third quarter effort to propel them to a 34-28 opening night victory over rival Cedar Grove on Friday.     “It’s tough to open like that in a rowdy environment.  I have a lot of young guys who probably haven’t played in that before, ...

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VERONA, NJ - Kylee Gallagher scored 13 points with seven rebounds to help lead the Verona Hillbillies girls basketball team to a 54-47 win over METS Charter in its home opener on Friday. Verona took an early lead, dominating the first quarter and ending with a 21-5 advantage.  METS Charter came ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Ryan Cannataro scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help lead the Cedar Grove Panthers girls basketball team to a 41-34 win against Newark Central in Newark on Friday. Newark Central had a 12-5 lead after the first quarter, but the Panthers came on strong in the second ...

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ENGLEWOOD, NJ - Sam Giuffrida delivered two goals to lead the Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets ice hockey team to a 4-3 victory over Old Tappan in Englewood on Thursday. Giuffrida put the Hornets on the board early in the first period with help from Stefan Schimpf and Ryan Humes.  About 20 ...

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VERONA, NJ - As the season rapidly approaches the Verona girls basketball team, armed with many returning varsity players, is ready fulfill its potential.     “When we’re all together, healthy and playing with each other I think we have a lot of potential.  We want to win the Conference, we want ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - In a new division, with a lot of new, youthful faces the Cedar Grove Girls basketball team still has lofty goals for 2019.     “Our goal as the team stated, we would like to win our division that’s our goal,” said Head Coach Bill Scanlon.     The Panthers move to the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with Pascack Valley at Floyd Arena on Friday night. Sam Giuffrida started the scoring for PV/CG with just over six minutes left in the first period, assisted by Ryan Humes and Stefan Schimpf.  Humes ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Jarrod Keating delivered a hat trick Friday night to propel the Verona/Glen Ridge ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Livingston at Codey Arena in West Orange. After a scoreless first period, Keating put VGR on the board early in the second period on an assist from Ruben ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite a strong showing on Wednesday, the West Essex Knights ice hockey team didn’t get the results they wanted, as the group finished with a 1-1 tie against Verona-Glen Ridge (VGR). “To end up with a tie is certainly not the way it should be,” said West Essex head coach Marc ...

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VERONA, NJ - The expectations for Verona Boys Basketball still remain status quo as we enter the 2018 season.     “We always want to make the State Playoffs that’s a big goal of ours.  We want to win our Christmas Tournament, make a little noise in the County Tournament, but we’re going to go ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - As the season draws near, armed with a group of athletes the Cedar Grove basketball team is hoping to achieve their potential in 2018.     “I think we have the potential to be a good basketball team.  We have pieces it’s just a matter of how they’re going to fall and it’s going ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Former Bloomfield High School wrestling standout Rami Ratel has assumed the role as head coach of the Cedar Grove High School Varsity Wrestling Team for the 2018-2019 season.   Ratel was officially named to the position in October by the Cedar Grove Board of Education.  He ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Aiden Brennan scored twice to lead the Verona/Glen Ridge hockey team to a 5-3 win over Bayonne on Sunday in West Orange.  VGR took an early lead Collin Welsh found the back of the net with help from Jarrod Keating.  Brennan followed that up with his first goal of the night ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A hat trick by Stefan Schimpf propelled the Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets hockey team to a 4-3 win over Clifton on Friday night at Floyd Arena.   The Hornets took the lead early on with two goals in the first period.  The first came from Schimpf with help from ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - A tough stretch of play cost the Verona-Glen Ridge Ice Hockey Team resulting in a 4-1 opening night loss for the squad on Wednesday at Codey Arena in West Orange..     “I think we lost that game in a minute, the last 30 seconds of the second and the first minute of the third,” ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Ice Hockey Team is looking for their hard work ethic to pay immediate dividends in 2018.     “We have a lot of new bodies in the lineup and it’s just preaching working hard and getting better every day and that’s what these kids have done so far,” ...

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STOCKHOLM, NJ - The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets ice hockey team opened the season with a 4-1 win over High Point at Skylands Ice World in Stockholm on Saturday. Stefan Schimpf opened the scoring for the Hornets in the first period with help from J.P. Winkle and John Kavakich. High Point ...

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VERONA, NJ - In a year in which the squad will feature many youthful new faces the expectation for the Verona/Glen Ridge Ice Hockey Team is high.     “It’s high school hockey so every year is a growing year because you always have a mix of guys and you’re never going to have a team with 12 ...

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VERONA – Nick Riggio walked off a heartbroken and frigid Sellitto Field to a rousing ovation of Verona fans and cheerleaders lining up along the players’ entrance. Understandably emotional, Riggio and Verona had just had their season end in heartbreak, 33 seconds away from appearing in a sectional ...

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NEWARK, N.J. - Cedar Grove's 2018 football season came to a disappointing and shocking ending on Friday night when the fourth-seeded Panthers lost to top-seeded and defending sectional champion, Malcolm X. Shabazz High School, 49-6, in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 semifinals at Shabazz ...

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VERONA, NJ - Once again, Mother Nature is wreaking havoc on high school football schedules.   With heavy rain predicted and a flash flood watch in effect beginning 6 p.m. on Friday, the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 playoff game has been moved to Saturday at 7 p.m.  No. 2 Verona will host No.

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VERONA, NJ - She doesn't lead the team in stats and she didn't make the play that won the game, but in many ways she is the backbone of the Verona volleyball team.  According to Athletic Director Bob Merkler, she arrives early to everything, keeps the clock, keeps the books and supports the team.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - She led her team with 34 aces for the season in addition to tallying 85 service points, 137 kills and 162 digs.  Last week she delivered 15 service points and 17 digs to lead No. 30 Cedar Grove to the upset of the season over No. 3 Secaucus in the first round of state playoffs -- ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona girls volleyball team completed a historic feat on Wednesday after a 2-0 victory over New Providence gives the squad their third consecutive State Section Title.     “It’s really amazing honestly going back four years ago at practice I don’t think we could have imagined ...

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  VERONA, NJ - Verona volleyball alum Carly Waterman has been named Rookie of the Year by the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).  A 2018 graduate of Verona High School, Waterman now plays for Montclair State University. Waterman was a five-time NJAC Rookie of the Week honoree this season.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After back-to-back losses against Verona and Weequahic, the No. 4 Cedar Grove Panthers rebounded nicely to defeat No. 5 West Side, 26-20, and advance in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 state tournament on Friday.   Mike Lever threw three touchdown passes and ran for ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Hillbillies football team is advancing in the North 2 Group 2 State playoffs with a 35-7 thrashing of Dumont prompted by a strong second half performance.     “It’s tremendous, we’ve been a second half team all year…we talked to the kids at halftime because there were ...

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VERONA, NJ - They've played volleyball together for years and have been friends for even longer.  Their chemistry on the volleyball court is undeniable and a key part of Verona's success.  On Saturday seniors Brooke Cooney and Hunter Coppola combined for 21 kills to lead the Verona Hillbillies to ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Though only a freshman, Tara Smurla is making a big impression on the Essex County Cross Country scene.  She finished 24th out of 100 athletes in Friday's County Championship and is now gearing up for sectionals where she hopes to earn herself a spot at the group championships, ...

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