Sports

September 19, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – The township of Wayne has many stories, many of which are sports stories. Thousands of athletes have played a variety of sports for more than a century in this town.  These athletes were led by some amazing coaches, including professionals and volunteers who give of their time for the ...

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On a beautiful night for baseball with the last colors of the sun staining the western horizon, the Wayne Valley PAL baseball team fell short of a win and was eliminated from the Last Dance Tournament on Thursday night.  The game was close, but the team couldn’t muster enough offense to propel them ...

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Secaucus, NJ - The Wayne Valley PAL find themselves one win away from punching their ticket to the North region Round of 16 of the Last Dance Tournament after knocking off Fair Lawn 9-6 at Kane Field in Secaucus. The team fell behind early after Fair Lawn scored three runs in the top of the ...

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Secaucus, NJ - The Wayne Hills PAL (WH-PAL) team’s offensive struggles continued in their game against the Gladiators on Wednesday. While the WH-PAL team put up six runs, they had no hits on the day. All of their runs were scored off of bases loaded walks as the Gladiators’ pitchers walked 14 Wayne ...

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Jersey City, NJ - It was a beautiful, sunny summer afternoon, the temperature sat at 83 degrees and baseball was back in the form of a statewide tournament of high school-aged players called ‘The Last Dance Tournament.’  In their opening game, the Wayne Valley PAL (WV-PAL) team faced the ...

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Secaucus, NJ - After a three-month wait and with the New York City skyline in the background, a team consisting of players from Wayne Hills High School finally took the field in 2020. The team, named the Wayne Hills PAL (WH-PAL) team because of sanctioning issues, fell to Fair Lawn at Kane Field in ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This year’s Wayne Hills High School Baseball Team was looking for redemption coming into the 2020 spring season after falling short of expectations in both the county and state tournaments last year.  That season was canceled due to the pandemic, but the boys from Hills are getting ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The 2019-2020 school year officially ended in Wayne with the high school graduation ceremonies this week. For these graduating seniors, the last three months will be remembered more for what was lost: Prom, project graduation, the fashion show, the spring musicals and so much that the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Valley High School spring sports booster clubs joined forces to celebrate the athletes whose spring sport seasons never happened this year in a special outdoor gathering held at the school’s athletic fields. Tracy DeLuccia, the boys Volleyball booster club led the way in ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Hills’ Laura Lassen was honored as the school’s NJSIAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.  This prestigious nomination is awarded to one student athlete who is a senior, a varsity athlete, holds a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and “exhibits outstanding school and ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Wayne Valley’s Steven Simonetti was honored as the school’s NJSIAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.  This prestigious nomination is awarded to one student athlete who is a senior, a varsity athlete, holds a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and “exhibits outstanding school and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Hard work is how both Wayne Hills male and female nominees for Passaic County Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award earned the recognition this year. Athenia “Afi” Ibragimov and Carter Lewis were selected as the school’s nominees for their academic prowess and for their athleticism, but ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Wayne Valley High School honored two of its best and brightest from the class of 2020 when it nominated Anthony DePalma and Milica Rodic for the Passaic County Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Both students made their mark in three sports while also excelling in the classroom.

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WAYNE, NJ – For the past ten years, the Fair Lawn High School boys volleyball team has won the State tournament. Every year, except one. In 2016, the underdog Wayne Valley team defeated Fair Lawn to take the championship. That next fall, a group of talented but raw freshmen volleyball players ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Last year, Patrick Orapello was the first Junior in Wayne Hills history to score at least 100 goals in lacrosse. His total stood at 105 goals, and he was only 19 away from breaking the school record.  He was also just 21 points away from breaking the points record.  Points are goals and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Valley Indians Unified Sports League basketball team hosted Wayne Hills and West Milford on Wednesday for a round robin of three games. Unified Sports combine General Education and Special Education students together on the same team competing in a league that is slowly ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the third Board of Education (BOE) meeting in a row, supporters of embattled Wayne Valley boys soccer coach Sam Roca urged the BOE to keep him as the head coach.  Two weeks ago, a much larger group showed up and players, parents, fellow coaches and team managers came to the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Hills High School hosted Wayne’s first Unified Sports Basketball game where, for the first time, General Education students and Special Education students played together in an official High School sport.    Last week’s game was a nail biter with the lead changing a few times ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At the last Wayne Board of Education meeting, two parents of Wayne Valley High School (WV) men’s soccer players came to the podium during the public comments portion and asked the BOE to re-investigate the decision made to not renew the contract for WV men’s head soccer coach Sam Roca.

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WAYNE, NJ – On November 9, 2019 the Wayne Boys and Girls Club Seventh-Grade Panthers Football team won the Morris County Championship defeating Long Valley in the championship game 22-8. This was the culmination of an undefeated season where the Panthers outscored all of their opponents 305-8, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – There are not many long-term residents of Wayne who haven’t heard of legendary PAL baseball and basketball coach, Al “Aly Cat” Robin. This spring, Robin will begin coaching his fiftieth year in a row as a baseball coach and is currently coaching his forty-third season as a basketball ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Town Council and Mayor spent the beginning of this week’s Town Council meeting recognizing the Northern Bergen Junior Football League division champions, the Wayne PAL Junior Wolfpack who defeated Ramsey to earn the title for the second year in a row. To reach the ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Wayne Valley High School baseball standout, Zach Kasperowicz was one of six local athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers at Felician University, Felician head coach Chris Langan announced. The commitments came during the first week of the ...

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It was halftime in the locker room for the Wayne Hills High School football team, and the Patriots were trailing archrival Wayne Valley, 14-0, in game two of the regular season. In addition to being somewhat dominated in the first 24 minutes, Wayne Hills had a problem on its offensive line, as ...

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WAYNE, NJ - For nearly fifteen years, Keith Karsen guided DePaul Catholic High School to prominence on the state level in wrestling. Now, Karsen is off to a new coaching job as the head coach at The Pingry School, in Martinsville, NJ. “I’m really excited about the opportunity,” said Karsen, who ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During the November 14 Wayne Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Director of Student Services for the Wayne School district, Jennifer Varano and the two Assistant Principals of Athletics at Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley, Jeff DiLollo and David Drozjock announced the upcoming debut of ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Following a 13-6 setback to Wayne Valley in the first round of the North 2, Group 4 playoffs on Nov. 8, Wayne Hills football coach Wayne Demikoff couldn’t mask his disappointment in the final result but is already looking ahead to the 2020 season. “We weren’t good enough tonight,” ...

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RAMAPO, NJ - The alumni had returned, because, after all, this was the week Wayne Hills would play Ramapo in varsity football. It’s one of the best gridiron rivalries in New Jersey, and that reputation held its course on Oct. 18, when Ramapo remained undefeated with a scintillating 35-28 overtime ...

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Beginning her junior year at Long Island University, Rachel Vellis couldn’t be happier with the direction of her life as a student-athlete. Vellis, 20, is a 2017 graduate of Wayne Hills High, where she excelled in three sports, field hockey, basketball and softball. She’s the youngest of three ...

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“Thank you, Zach, for choosing us." A story of the loving Galasso family and a wonderful four-year-old, who has stolen the heart of his parents, sister and the Wayne Hills football team. WAYNE, NJ - One look at Zach Galasso, with his precocious personality and delightful smile makes everyone ...

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