Sports

May 11, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove announced the reopening of the track at Panther Park as well as the tennis courts on Little Falls Road on Monday.  Social distancing rules remain in place and permits are required for the tennis courts. This follows the reopening of Community Park and Morgan's Farm for ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Township Manager Tom Tucci announced the cancellation of Cedar Grove's annual Memorial Day Parade and all Summer Recreation Programs, including Swim Team in a letter to residents on Friday.  The town pool will not open on Memorial Day Weekend as is tradition.  No decision has been ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona Township Manager Matthew Cavallo announced the cancellation of Verona’s summer playground programs and the township’s Fourth of July festivities due to the COVID-19 epidemic in a letter on Wednesday.  Cavallo further stated that the Township Pool will remain closed at least ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove announced that Community Park will reopen for passive recreation only beginning Friday and Morgan's Farm and the Farmers Market will reopen with restrictions in place.   Passive recreation includes bike riding, jogging, walking and hiking.  Playgrounds and restrooms ...

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CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that New Jersey state parks will reopen for passive recreation and golf courses and county parks can reopen on Saturday.  Municipal parks remain at the discretion of the respective townships. The governor's order will take effect ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It all started in second grade for Michael Massa as a wrestler for the Cedar Grove Panthers Youth Wrestling Program where he enjoyed success early on and through middle school, which fueled a desire to achieve his ultimate goal of being a medalist for Seton Hall Prep High ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - No. 3 Cedar Grove Panthers girls basketball team advanced to the semifinals for the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group 1 tournament with a 44-36 win over N. 11 Pompton Lakes on Wednesday. Chloe Weinstein tallied 15 points, including four 3-pointers, five rebounds, and four ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove girls basketball team is moving on in the North One Group One State Playoffs thanks to a superb defensive effort that resulted in a 34-24 victory over Hasbrouck Heights at home on Monday.      “There was some rust, but the one thing we always do is we defend, ...

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MONSEY, NY - The No. 9 Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team advanced in the NJSIAA, Public C state tournament with a 1-0 win over No. 8 Northern Highlands on Thursday. Chandler Otterbein scored the lone goal of the game at the 9:58 mark of the second period, assisted by Evan Twitchell and Zach ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Though only a sophomore, Lexi Scivetti has been a dominating force for the Cedar Grove girls basketball team this season.  She’s the second leading rebounder with 122 and has also notched 138 points for the season so far. Scivetti is the Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week.

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VERONA, NJ - Senior Andrew Emanuilidis is proving to be a leader both on and off the court for Verona boys basketball.  With 300 points this season he leads the team and is tied for the most rebounds at 74. Emanuilidis is the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week. “Emanuilidis ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove and Verona girls basketball teams put on a thrilling show in their fifth annual “Hoops For Hope” basketball game with Cedar Grove coming out on top 47-42.     “I saw a lot of people there who have never been to a basketball game….it’s a town wide event,” said ...

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The Verona boys winter track team earned the North 2, Group 1 State Sectional Title in Staten Island on Friday, while the girls team captured second place.   Owen Fogarty took first in pole vault, clearing 14′ Isaac Skrivanic threw for the top spot in shot put Erin Petrino took first in ...

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VERONA, NJ - It is spring and with spring comes VBSL baseball, softball and T-ball.  The Verona Chamber is now the proud sponsor of the following teams:  Mets for K-Ball (Kindergarten T-Ball) and Rookie League (First and Second Grade).  Chamber members are invited to march in the VBSL Parade on ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Verona boys basketball team is peaking before the playoffs after a 73-39 victory over Cedar Grove on Saturday.     “We shot pretty well.  We played good defense.  We got points off turnovers, we got contributions from everybody,” said Head Coach Eric McElroy.     The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team will have to wait one more season to chase down their elusive first Kelly Cup Title after falling in the finals to Cranford by a score of 3-2.  “We earned the right to be here and compete, but we were a little flat to start,” said VGR Head ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove Hornets ice hockey team took home the Big North Bronze Cup after shutting out Clifton, 2-0, at Floyd Hall on Thursday. Goals were scored by Sam Giuffrida and Kyle McCarthy, with Matt O'Donnell delivering with an assist.  Goalie Nick DiNardo had ...

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VERONA, NJ - Described by his coach as the “shutdown defenseman,” Jack Lonsinger has stepped up and delivered, helping the Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team to the Kelly Division title and to the finals of the Kelly Cup Tournament.  Most recently, Longsinger helped VGR shut out two-time defending ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - For four years, senior Chloe Weinstein has hit the court for the Cedar Grove High School girls basketball team.  A two-year captain, Weinstein has been a leader both on and off the court. Weinstein is the Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week.  The Athlete of the Week is ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove ice hockey team is headed to the Big North Bronze Cup Finals following a 5-1 victory over Pascack Valley on Tuesday.     “It was a good victory for us.  We lost to these guys the first game of the season, so we had a bit of a ‘lets get one back’ ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Panthers girls basketball team defeated Orange, 51-21, as it celebrated its seniors at home on Tuesday. The Panthers dominated from the start outscoring Orange 27-3 in the first half.  Ryan Cannataro led for the Panthers with 12 points and four rebounds.  Jessie ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove and Verona girls basketball teams will once again come together to play basketball and raise money for a great cause.  Cedar Grove will host the annual Hoops for Hope game this year which will be played on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Grove High School ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The No. 1 seeded Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team shut out two-time defending champion and No. 4 Millburn, 3-0, in the semifinals of the Kelly Cup playoffs on Monday at Codey Arena.   Aidan Brennan, Rowan Brennan and Noah Martinez each notched a goal, while Chandler Otterbein ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove ice hockey team’s thrilling run at a Passaic County Tournament Title ended on Wednesday with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Lakeland in the tournament finals.     “I’m extremely proud of my group for everything they did.  They played a really good hockey ...

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VERONA, NJ - Though sidelined with the flu for part of the season, Samuel Zamloot rebounded and is delivering the best season of his high school wrestling career.  Competing at the 138 pound weight class, the VHS senior is standing at 17-6 for the season and consistently delivering for his team.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - When called upon to switch positions, Vincent Giovannelli didn’t hesitate and that move has proven pivotal to Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove ice hockey team’s success.  This past weekend he scored the game winner in a clutch game against Paramus Catholic and has delivered defensively ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Tracy Moreno, a senior at Cedar Grove High School, was honored on Sunday at the “National Girls and Women In Sports Day” at Seton Hall University.   Moreno, who plays lacrosse and runs cross-country for CGHS, was nominated for the award by her coaches and the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Earlier in the season Dominic Tafuri successfully defended his title to become a two-time Essex County wrestling champion.  Then this past weekend, Tafuri earned his 100th career win becoming only the sixth wrestler in Cedar Grove High School history to do so. Tafuri is the ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona senior Maddie Leonard is described by her coach as the team’s top defender who has the heart of a lion.  Proving herself to be a leader both on and off the court, Leonard is the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week.   “Maddie has stepped up for our team in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team broke a two game losing streak in grand fashion with a 4-2 victory over Manalapan on the teams ‘Senior Night’.     “Senior Night as a coach always scares me…sometimes it’s hard as a coach to get the focus you want because of the celebration ...

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