Sports

June 9, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of former Wayne Hills High School and NFL tight end, Greg Olsen had successful heart transplant surgery this weekend and the Olsen family is feeling grateful. TJ’s congenital heart defect was detected before he was born. He suffered from hypoplastic left ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Our apologies for the late update, but the scores were not made public till today. The inaugural cornhole league has one team in first place after five weeks of plat. The Pillsbury Throwboys hold the honor with an impressive 14 wins out of a possible 15. They are on track to win the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — On an extraordinarily hot May afternoon, Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley student-athletes competed in the last meet of a very shortened unified sports track and field season. Unified sports is a program that puts special education and general education students on the same team to compete ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Sixth Annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Memorial Field in Woodland Park - behind Memorial Middle School at McBride Avenue and Memorial Drive. This year, the event will be honoring Det. Frank ...

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WAYNE, NJ — With the end of May, the Wayne Cornhole League has hit its halfway point. There are four more weeks of regular season play before the playoffs happen on Tuesday, June 29.  Two teams share the lead with a total of 11 wins: The Panthers and the Pillsbury Throwboys. The Panthers are ...

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WAYNE, NJ — On an unusually warm spring Saturday afternoon, an unusual result happened in the Passaic County High School Boys Lacrosse Tournament. Not counting last year’s canceled season, the Wayne Hills Boys Lacrosse team has won this tournament three years in a row, with the victories in 2018 ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The inaugural cornhole league for Wayne continued on Tuesday night at both the Taphouse and the Village Inn. Four teams are tied for first place, vying for the over $500 in prizes that the champion team will win. After three weeks, the cream is rising to the top of the league. Twelve ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wayne Hills edged Wood-Ridge, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex in an independent baseball game.  Wood-Ridge picked up Wayne Hills as in independent opponent at the last minute after the Bergen County Tournament brackets were released and Wood-Ridge was ...

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WAYNE, NJ — It was a match that brought two friends and training partners full-circle and facing each other across a wrestling mat once again. It was a friendly battle of two evenly matched and talented wrestlers who have been supporting and helping each other since they were about ten years old.

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WAYNE, NJ – On a chilly mid-May Tuesday, the 24 teams in Wayne’s inaugural cornhole league played their second round at either the Taphouse on French Hill Road or the Village Inn on Runnymeade Drive. This is the second of eight weeks of play, leading up to the semi-final and finals that will be ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Bags of corn were flying through the air at both the Taphouse and the Village Inn where 24 teams competed during the first round of the inaugural Parks & Recreation Cornhole league sponsored by TAPinto Wayne. As the teams faced off, the competition became serious, but the energy ...

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WAYNE, NJ — It was a beautiful, warm spring afternoon that turned into a gorgeous spring evening when the Wayne Hills High School wrestling team squared off against Lakeland High School in the first ever Wayne Hills spring outdoor wrestling match last week. “[This] will go down as one of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with TAPinto Wayne, is holding the Township’s first-ever Cornhole League. It’s time to find out who is the best of the best when it comes to throwing a bean bag into a small hole on an inclined wooden board. The league will be ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Earlier this past month, Wayne Hills High School had their “Patriots Signing Day.” This is when seniors sign commitment letters to play for a particular college or university. Thirteen seniors signed commitments to thirteen different colleges. Wayne Hills Athletic Director Jeff ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy has announced that effective Friday, March 19, at 6am, the ban on outdoor interstate youth competitions will be lifted. Attendees at outdoor sports competitions will be limited to players, coaches, and officials, and up to two parents or guardians per participating ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It’s been a strange year for all the indoor winter sports leagues because of the Governor’s orders during a global pandemic. Persevering through the new rules and sudden changes, the Wayne PAL Wolfpack Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Team fought hard this season to win the North Jersey ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Ryan Jordan scored 23 points to lead Bergen Tech past Passaic Tech, 56-54, in a Big North Liberty matchup Monday afternoon at Passaic County Tech in Wayne.   The Knights improved to 3-6 overall, 2-5 in the Liberty.  Passaic County Tech falls to 0-8.  The Knights jumped out to 14-8 ...

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WAYNE, NJ - For parents who have not had the chance to watch their children compete live in indoor winter sports like basketball and hockey, your time has come.  Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other ...

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WAYNE, NJ - For the first time in New Jersey, high school girls will get their own football league, and Wayne's own Passaic County Vocational Technical Schools will be one of eight teams to participate in this pilot program.  The league is set to begin sometime this Spring. This is the first ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Come December 2022, it is likely that New Jersey will be having it first statewide championships in high school football after a vote Wednesday by member schools voted that amended the NJSIAA Constitution to remove a prohibition of naming state-wide champions in football. Of ...

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WAYNE, NJ - It was a cold night in November 2019 when Wayne Valley High School faced off against Old Tappan in the North two, Group four Sectional football championship.  The winner would head to Metlife stadium for the state championship game. At the half, the game was tied seven-to-seven, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. However, the regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Last year, Wayne Valley High School was the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 regional champion, while the year before, Wayne Hills won this honor.  However, because of a NJSIAA prohibition on naming a state champion in football, our local schools could not claim a true state title.  A ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Hills HS Athletic Director, Jeff DiLollo proudly shared the news with TAPinto of four student athletes who have committed to playing their respective sports “at the next level.” These signings prove that the efforts and sacrifice of these Patriot athletes have paid off, and are ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Yosue Gomez, a three-year starter for the Passaic County Technical School (PCTI) in Wayne has won the 2020 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award. Eleven student athletes with incredible spirit and great stories reached the finals for the prestigious award, earning $1,000 for their high ...

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WAYNE, NJ -  The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Sports Advisory Task Force announced recently its plan for what had previously been known as the “Spring Sports Season” now known as Season 4.   The plan would provide the opportunity for the same number of games to be played ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A proposed ordinance was introduced during the last Wayne Town Council meeting to require security deposits for the use of township-owned athletic fields to encourage teams to clean up their own garbage after games and practices. “The biggest challenge we see, unfortunately, is ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Hills Football program ended early this year because of the second wave of the coronavirus. But senior, Dan Daly didn't need that last game or any playoffs to break the school’s all-time tackle record.    With two games left on the schedule, Daly needed 10 tackles to tie ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Last month, TAPinto reported that Yosue Gomez was nominated for the Heart of a Giant Award.  Out of the nine nominees in his bracket, Gomez has gained the most votes and is moving on to the final round.  The starting Center and Defensive End for the Passaic County Vocational ...

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