Sports

October 16, 2018

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - For the first time in more than a decade the Verona Girls Cross Country Team won an invitational meet this past weekend. The team won the Greystone Small School Invitational at The Central Park of Morris. Each team member delivered a strong performance in the win.  Individual ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Boys Soccer Team is moving on in the Essex County Tournament after a strong second half showing resulted in a 2-0 victory over Orange.     “[Orange] is a good team…they’re dangerous and for us I think across the board clean sheet, it took two great saves to get it and I ...

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VERONA, NJ - Freshman quarterback Cael Zebrowski threw for four touchdown passes to lead the Verona Hillbillies football team to a 42-19 win over the Hoboken Redwings at home on Friday night. Verona took charge from the start when Zebrowski connected with Matt Frungillo for a 13-yard touchdown ...

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CEDAR GROVE — When preparation for this week’s game began on Monday, John Guaimano walked into the Cedar Grove film room and said to his teammates, “We’re winning this game.” Guaimano fully understood just how good the upcoming Shabazz opponent was, as the Bulldogs entered Friday winners of a ...

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CEDAR GROVE — When preparation for this week’s game began on Monday, John Guaimano walked into the Cedar Grove film room and said to his teammates, “We’re winning this game.” Guaimano fully understood just how good the upcoming Shabazz opponent was, as the Bulldogs entered Friday winners of a ...

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VERONA, NJ - Senior Jake Weber delivered two goals and an assist in the Verona boys soccer team's win over Newark Central on Friday, making him this week's TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week. With a current record of 3-7-3, it hasn't been an easy season for the Hillbillies who face a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Moving up a division has brought its challenges to the Cedar Grove girls volleyball team, but they have faced them head on and captain Madison Chesney had led the charge.  Her stats speak for themselves, but possibly even more important to the team has been her leadership and ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove girls soccer team is looking to get healthy and rest up as the Essex County Tournament draws closer.     The Panthers, despite a 3-9-2 record, have played well the last four games going 1-2-1. In the last four games the squad has been on par with their ...

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VERONA, NJ - In a showing of solidarity the Verona and Cedar Grove girls volleyball teams came together for their Annual “Dig Pink” Volleyball match to benefit breast cancer victims.     “I just think it’s so great that we’re doing something for breast cancer awareness…I think it really hits ...

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NEWARK,NJ - The Verona girls cross country team took second place in a field of ten teams in the SEC American Division Championship meet at Branch Brook Park Wednesday. According to Head Coach Gene Leporati, the Verona girls got much attention yesterday and praise from other coaches as they ...

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VERONA, NJ - At the beginning of Verona's cross country season, senior captain Julia DiGeronimo set a goal to break the 22 minute mark in the 5K by the end of the season.  This past Saturday she did it -- a bit ahead of schedule.  She followed that up with another personal record at the SEC ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove boys soccer team is finding its chemistry after a dominant 5-0 win over North Star Academy gives the Panthers a three-game winning streak. “We just played a good team game.  We’ve been trying to build up the chemistry, to put together the little combinations and ...

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VERONA, NJ - A valiant comeback effort by the Verona girls soccer team fell short on Monday evening as the team continues to show its grit and potential as they near the midway point of the 2018 campaign.     “Mentality wise losing on Senior Night is difficult because you want them to come out ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A series of unfortunate and sloppy play resulted in a 39-21 loss for the Cedar Grove Football Team to Hoboken Friday ending a three game win streak in the process.  “I think we just got beat straight up and down the field, we got beat in every aspect,” said Head Coach Rob ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Jumping up a division in 2018, the Cedar Grove High School girls soccer team has faced tougher competition this season than ever before.  In the face of that competition, Head Coach Mike Moussab has had to adjust and make strategic changes in his lineup.  One player in particular ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Girls Volleyball Team utilized the calm composure that helped them to a State Championship last year en route to defeating West Orange 2-0 to win their fifth consecutive game. “This has been a very big upswing…I think the energy that we’re bringing on the court from the ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Quarterback Mike Lever connected with John Guaimano three times to help the Cedar Grove Panthers football team defeat the Glen Ridge Ridgers, 33-0, on the road on Saturday. Cedar Grove opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 10-yard Lever to Guaimano touchdown pass, ...

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VERONA, NJ - After battling adversity and a tough Newark Collegiate opponent the Verona Football Team showed their grit coming away with a 28-20 victory to remain undefeated. “I’ll tell you what, I’m so happy with the way we played,” said Head Coach Kevin Batty. Holding onto a slim lead at ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona girls tennis team successfully defended their home court with a 5-0 victory over rival Cedar Grove on Friday afternoon, rebounding from a tough loss in the Essex County Tournament in the process.  “We played three matches yesterday and it was kind of a rollercoaster…to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Four different Panthers delivered touchdowns in Newark on Saturday as the Cedar Grove football team defeated Newark Central, 31-20, to open the season. Quarterback Mike Lever completed 10 passes -- three of which ended in touchdowns -- for a total of 134 yards in the win. Lever ...

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