Boys Ice Hockey: West Essex Edges Verona, 2-1; Routs Scotch Plains, 10-0

December 3, 2016

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex varsity ice hockey team opened its season with a pair of victories this weekend.

Alex Antonian scored three goals and had one assist to lead West Essex to a 10-0 shutout of Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Saturday night at Codey Arena in West Orange. West Essex scored four goals in the second period to open a 6-0 lead.

Connor McCarthy and Connor Barnette scored ...

Local Parents Start Caldwell Little League Campaign to Create Program in Caldwells and Surrounding Towns

CALDWELL, NJ — A group of Caldwell parents have started a campaign to create a Little League Program in the Caldwells and surrounding towns, including Roseland, Essex Fells and Fairfield.

Originally started by resident B.J. Kurus, the group has begun the process of advertising this program and gaining support from residents in the Caldwells and neighboring towns.

Currently, ...

North Caldwell Council Takes Final Step in Acquisition of Walker’s Pond Site

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The end of an odyssey that has lasted about 20 years for the Borough of North Caldwell took another step closer to reality on Tuesday night as the North Caldwell Borough Council voted to amend its contract of sale with Walker BN Etals for the purchase of the 17-acre parcel of land at 400 Mountain Avenue that served as the home of Elwood “Woody” Walker, who ...

West Essex Regional Board of Education Approves Eight Coaching Positions & Congratulates Girls Hockey Team

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday approved the appointment of eight coaches, in both winter and spring activities and in both stipend-supported and volunteer positions.

In addition, the board congratulated the West Essex Regional High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey Team, which, on Nov. 18, snapped the 144-game-winning streak of No.1 ...

West Essex Football Falls to Parsippany Hills in North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 Semifinals

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The top-seeded West Essex Knights football team ended its season on Friday with a 37-13 defeat to fourth-seeded Parsippany Hills in the semifinals of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament.

Since falling to West Essex in a regular-season match in October, Parsippany Hills has gone undefeated. In the coming weeks, with this fifth-consecutive victory, ...

James Caldwell Football Coach to Step Down after 53 Years

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Ken Trimmer, long-time football coach at James Caldwell High School, announced his retirement this week after 53 years.

Trimmer graduated from Montclair State College in 1964, and began teaching and coaching in Caldwell-West Caldwell (CWC) that fall. He retired as a teacher in 2010, but has continued to serve as head coach of the football team. 

In his 53 ...

West Essex Shuts Out Nutley 40-0 in State Tournament Quarterfinals

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex led Nutley 20-0 in the third quarter, but was looking to tack on more points when Zach Lemanski crouched behind the center. West Essex stood in the class Wing-T formation, two wing backs flanked the line with one lone set back.

Facing a 3rd and four, when most would expect a run, Lemanski faked the run and rolled out to his right. Sophomore Will Perez ...

James Caldwell Football Ties Pequannock, 17-17, in Triple-Overtime

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Gage Andresky, Anthony Costigan and James Miller were key players in the James Caldwell football team’s triple-overtime tie, 17-17, against Pequannock on Friday.

The Chiefs were scoreless until the second half, when Andresky scored a touchdown with a successful kick from Costigan and Costigan kicked a field goal—bringing the score to 10-7 heading into the ...

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Well, There's Always Next Year

The 2016 football season is now in week 13 and I certainly don't need to remind you that the New York Jets are 3-8.

The November 13th game against the Rams was almost unbearable to watch, but we did get to see Bryce Petty as a replacement for the injured Ryan Fitzpatrick. Petty looked good in the first quarter, but the entire team fell asleep after that, and so did the fans.

The Bye ...