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August 2, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Board of Education approved the hiring of a new girls' soccer coach at Cedar Grove High School. Paul Szamosszegi has been chosen to guide the Panthers' varsity program, which had a 15-5 record last season under outgoing coach Thomas Moogan, who was a math teacher in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ -- Earlier this week, Paterson resident Nazier Mule was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Chicago Cubs. Mule was the 122nd player selected overall, and the first player from New Jersey chosen in the draft on Monday. He played his high ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two members of the Cedar Grove softball team, each of whom just completed their freshman seasons, have been named as NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes for 2022. Ava Oeckel and Gabriella Florre each received the distinction from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Both ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Three members of the Verona High School boys lacrosse team earned recognition on the Super Essex Conference All-Liberty Division Team. Jack Freedman and Andrew Healy of Verona each were selected to the Liberty Division second team in a poll of the conference's coaches. Freedman, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Four members of the Cedar Grove boys tennis team received recognition from the Super Essex Conference on its All-Colonial Division team for 2022. Sairaj Srinivasan of Cedar Grove was named to the first team. The senior played first singles for the Panthers. Srinivasan won 12 ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Sean Mulligan, a Verona baseball player and a member of the Class of 2022, recently was named to the 2022 Super Essex Conference Liberty Division First Team. Mulligan, a right-handed pitcher and infielder, was voted to the team in a poll of the conference's coaches. Mulligan ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Alfonsi Lombardi, a senior on the Cedar Grove baseball team, was selected to the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division FIrst Team. Lombardi, a left-handed pitcher, led Cedar Grove in innings pitched (48 1/3) and strikeouts (41). At bat, he batted .344 with three home runs ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Two members of the Verona High School girls lacrosse team have been selected to the Super Essex Conference All-American Division First Team for 2022. Senior Ella Moore and junior Bridget Lonsinger of Verona both were voted to the first team in a poll of conference coaches. Moore ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona High School Sports Boosters Organization held the 2022 VHS Senior Sports Award Ceremony at Sellitto Field Monday evening. There were 77 student-athletes who were honored. Each student received a plaque in commemoration of their VHS sports accolades. Of the 77 athletes, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Taylor Bennett of Cedar Grove was selected to the Super Essex Conference's All-Liberty Division girls' lacrosse first team for 2022. Bennett, a junior midfielder/attack, led the Panthers with 61 goals in 2022. She also had seven assists and tied for the team lead in draw ...

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PENNSAUKEN, NJ -- Tara Smurla, a senior at Cedar Grove High School, broke her own school record in the 1,600-meter run last weekend. Competing in the NJSIAA Group 1 track and field championships, Smurla came in second in the 1,600m with a time of 5:14.72, which surpassed the school record in the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Michael Marinelli of Cedar Grove has been named to the Super Essex Conference 2022 All-Liberty Division team. Marinelli, a senior midfielder, finished with 30 goals and 11 assists this season. In his career, Marinelli had 51 goals and 18 assists. Marinelli will attend The ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Sean Mulligan, a senior at Verona High School, recently was named a recipient of the Best Teammate Award for his school and honored at a banquet at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Falls. Mulligan was one of 39 student-athletes in Essex County to be accorded the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Cedar Grove participants came away with three gold medals at the Section 2, Group 1 track championships over the weekend at Ridge High School. Tara Smurla won the 1600-meter and 3200-meter girls' races, and Endri Yzellari was first in the boys' shot put competition on ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- The 4x100 relay team of Maile O’Neill, Lauren Kobernick, Sarah Knoetig and Alana Holton of Verona High School set a new school record at 51.75 in the Section 2, Group 2 meet on Saturday. The Verona foursome finished first in that race. Kobernick took second in the 100m high ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona baseball team was eliminated from the Section 2, Group 1 tournament after a 10-3 loss to Glen Ridge on Friday. Verona (13-12) trailed, 4-3, before Glen Ridge (13-12) broke it open with five runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 9-3 lead. Ryan Radigan went ...

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EMERSON, NJ -- The Cedar Grove baseball team finally played its first-round state tournament game, defeating Emerson in the Section 1, Group 1 tournament, 3-1, on Friday. Alfonso Lombardi allowed two hits in six innings to get the win and Lucas Droge pitched a perfect seventh for the ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona baseball team advanced in the first round of the Section 2, Group 1 tournament with a 19-0 victory over University Charter on Wednesday. Julian Santorelli pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks for the Hillbillies (13-11), who scored nine runs in ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Three members of the Verona football team recently committed to attend Salve Regina University, where they will all continue their athletic careers. Quarterback Cael Zebrowski, lineman Brodie Neale and receiver James Haveron all took part in a recent signing ceremony to announce ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Board of Education approved the hiring of Federico Lucas as the school's new boys varsity soccer coach for the fall of 2022. Lucas will be paid a stipend of $9,280. His hiring was approved at the BOE's May 24 meeting. Lucas replaces Mike Moussab, who coached ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Winners of the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Verona Park included two youngsters from Verona. Aubrey Toader of Verona caught the most fish in the girls’ 6-10 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Verona Park on Wednesday, May 25. Aubrey caught ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cayce Kavakich pitched another strong game, but this time the Cedar Grove softball pitcher was on the short end of a pitchers' duel with Weehawken, which defeated the Panthers, 2-1, in the final round of the Section 2, Group 1 tournament on Friday. Kavakich allowed six hits, ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell girls lacrosse team advanced to the sectional finals with an 11-8 victory over Verona in the semifinal round of the North Jersey, Group 1 tournament on Thursday. Julia Duren-Lubanski and Lili Caravela each scored three goals for Caldwell (17-4), which led, 7-5, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Ben Mackey hit a home run and knocked in four runs as the Verona baseball team defeated Newark Academy, 19-0, on Wednesday. Mackey went 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the Hillbillies (12-10), who scored 10 runs in the third inning. Chris Baker had two hits and three RBI, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove softball team advanced in the semifinal round of the Section 2, Group 1 tournament with a 5-4 victory in nine innings over Whippany Park on Tuesday. The Panthers (19-8) rallied with a run in the bottom of the eighth to extend the game, then pulled it out with a ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Caldwell scored two runs in the eighth inning for a 5-3 baseball victory over Verona on Tuesday. Nick Bergamotto went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored for Caldwell (18-7), which tied the game, 3-3, with two runs in the sixth inning. Nick Murante got the win with two ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Bridget Lonsinger and Riley Kenrick each scored four goals to lead Verona to a 15-5 girls lacrosse victory over Kinnelon in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Group 1 tournament on Tuesday. Lonsinger also passed for two assists and won 13 faceoffs, and Ella Moore piled up ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove baseball team scored all its runs in the third inning and held on for a 5-4 victory over A.L. Johnson on Monday. Alfonso Lombardi's three-run double highlighted the third inning for the Panthers (7-15), who made the most of four total hits on the day. Dante ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Louis Cicala, a member of the boys soccer team at Cedar Grove, was named a recipient of the 2022 Yogi Berra Museum Best Teammate Award. Cicala has also played on Cedar Grove's boys tennis team. He played on the back line of the 2021 Cedar Grove boys soccer team that won the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cayce Kavakich pitched a three-hitter and Talia Recenello went 3-for-4 with one RBI to lead Cedar Grove to an 8-0 softball victory over Dayton in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2, Group 1 tournament on Saturday. Kavakich struck out 11 batters and walked five, and at ...

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