Sports

May 4, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — With New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement on Monday that schools would remain closed for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year, part of the collateral damage was the cancellation of a spring sports season that never began. Spring sports teams were practicing and ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell and West Essex High School boys basketball programs, which had been playing in the same division, will be separated into different divisions of the Super Essex Conference for the 2020-2021 season. West Essex will remain in the Independence Division, but Caldwell ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Two members of the Caldwell boys basketball team, and one from West Essex, were named to the Super Essex Conference's Independence Division boys basketball first team for 2020. Hank Morgan and Brendan O'Donnell of Caldwell and Chris Corbo of West Essex received first-team ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Two members of the Caldwell girls basketball team, Cassidy Brown and Breielle Guarente, were named to the Super Essex Conference 2020 All-Colonial Division First Team, as selected by conference coaches. Guarente, a junior, averaged 16.8 points per game for Caldwell (17-9).

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Two members of the West Essex girls basketball team, Halle Aschenbach and Jessica Coia, were named to the Super Essex Conference 2020 All-Liberty Division First Team, as selected by conference coaches. Aschenbach, a sophomore guard, averaged 10 points, 2.6 assists and 2.2 ...

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NORTH CALDWELL/WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Five wrestlers from West Essex High School and one from James Caldwell High School recently were named to the Super Essex Conference's 2020 American Division first team. Carson Barry (132 pounds), Darren Jones (138 pounds), Alex Jones (152 pounds), Bardhyl ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Bardhyl Gashi of West Essex came in third in all of New Jersey in the 285-pound weight class at the NJSIAA individual wrestling championships at Boardwalk Hall this weekend. Gashi won two round before losing in the quarterfinals. That sent him into the wrestleback ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell girls basketball team is moving on in the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament following a 54-42 victory over Verona on Tuesday evening.  “It feels awesome," said Caldwell junior forward Brielle Guarente. "I knew we had to stay focused. With states, there’s a lot of ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The Indian Hills girls basketball team came in and defeated West Essex, 43-32, to eliminate the Lady Knights in the opening round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament on Monday. Halle Aschenbach scored a team-high nine points for West Essex (14-11), which fell behind, ...

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SPARTA, NJ -- Sparta pulled away in the third quarter and went on to defeat the West Essex boys basketball team, 71-54, in the first round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament Monday night. Chris Corbo sank four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for West Essex (13-11), which took an 18-15 ...

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MT. OLIVE, NJ -- Bardhyl Gashi and Alex Jones of West Essex High School each won championships in their respective weight classes at the NJSIAA Region 2 tournament on Saturday. In addition, Darren Jones and Samuel Carsillo of West Essex also reached the semifinal round in their weight ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Four players scored in double figures as the Caldwell girls basketball team defeated Mountain Lakes, 51-48, on Thursday. Brielle Guarente scored 13 points for Caldwell (16-8), which held off the visiting team in a game that was close from start to finish. Cassidy Brown ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Caldwell boys basketball team, playing its third game in four nights, rallied from an early nine-point deficit but fell short in a 52-51 loss to Verona on Thursday. Senior swingman Hank Morgan scored 17 points for the Chiefs (17-7), who trailed, 15-6, after one quarter before ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Essex ice hockey team is moving on in the Public B State Playoffs after a 4-2 upset victory over Livingston in the first round on Wednesday evening. “I’m very proud of these guys [and] the seniors especially,” said West Essex head coach Marc Gregory. “This is their ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- In its preparation for the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament next week, the Caldwell boys basketball team took on a pair of Union County opponents to start this week and came away with a split. A strong fourth quarter enabled the Chiefs to close out a 45-39 home victory ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- After two scoreless periods, the West Essex ice hockey team scored all the game's goals in the third period of a 3-0 victory over Gov. Livingston Sunday night at Codey Arena. Jack Santoro finally broke the scoreless tie with a power play goal assisted by Connor Hapward and Joe ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Four members of the Caldwell wrestling team reach the championship round in their respective weight classes at the District 11 tournament on Saturday. Ben Rivera, John Casale, Max Ruiz and Ricardo Caamano all took second place in their divisions, and the Chiefs had a ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Three members of the West Essex wrestling team claimed individual championships in their weight class and the Knights had a second-place team finish in the District 5 Tournament on Saturday. West Essex finished with 182 team points, placing second behind Mount Olive (198.5 ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Alexa Devlin, a senior girls soccer player at West Essex High School, on Friday signed a letter of intent to attend Manhattanville College, where she will continue her athletic career. Devlin played midfield for West Essex, helping the team to a 14-5 record in ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Caldwell pulled away in the second half and went on to a 57-35 girls basketball victory over Livingston on Thursday. Kat Theobold scored 18 points for Caldwell (15-7), which outscored the Lancers, 22-12, in the third quarter to open a 16-point lead. Brielle Guarente ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex shook off a slow start with a big second quarter and went on to a 75-58 boys basketball victory over Arts High School Wednesday night. Henry Sanok scored 21 points for the Knights (13-8), who outscored Arts, 20-9, in the second quarter to take a 31-22 halftime ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell girls basketball team quickly turned its game against Bloomfield into a runaway and came away with a 66-27 victory on Tuesday. Breille Guarente fired in 23 points for Caldwell (14-7), which turned a seven-point lead after one quarter into a 34-14 lead by ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex built a 12-point lead and held on for a 53-49 girls basketball victory over Park Ridge on Tuesday. Halle Aschenbach scored 18 points and grabbed four rebounds for West Essex (14-8), which led, 16-4, after one quarter and 33-19 at halftime. Olivia Weiss ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- For three quarters, the Caldwell boys basketball team had the game it wanted, being played at the pace the Chiefs prefer, on the road against a premier opponent. But Summit, which has lost only two games this season, finally solved Caldwell's tough man-to-man defense with a big ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex boys basketball team finished the game with a flourish to come away with a 65-56 victory over Morris Knolls on Monday. Chris Corbo scored 14 points for the Knights (12-8), who overcame a 39-35 deficit after three quarters by outscoring the Green Wave, 30-17, ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The West Essex girls track team came in 14 team points better than Voorhees to win the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 2 championship on Friday at the Bennett Center on the campus of Toms River North High School. Senior Jenna Chan of West Essex came in first in the 55 dash and 55 ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The West Essex wrestling team's drive for a championship continued Sunday with a 35-32  victory over Delsea in the semifinal round of the Group 3 state tournament. Pins by Anthony Barra, Alex Jones and Bardhyl Gashi highlighted the victory for the Knights (19-4). Complete ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- University High School built a 15-point lead after a quarter and went on to a 76-45 girls basketball victory over West Essex in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday. Halle Achenbach scored 15 points for West Essex (13-8), which fell behind, 25-10, after ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex wrestling team won the Section 2, Group 3 title Friday night with a 34-31 victory over Warren Hills. In a close match, the four victories by pin made the difference for the Knights (18-4). Bardhyl Gashi (285 lbs.), Alex Jones (145 lbs.), Darren Jones (138 ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell wrestling team won the Section 2, Group 2 state title Friday night with a 29-26 victory over Hackettstown. Pins by John Casale at 195 pounds and Ricardo Caamano at 113 pounds helped make the scoring difference for the Chiefs (18-6). Complete results: 106 ...

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