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Gregory Elementary Participates in District-Wide Fitness Combine Initiative

March 20, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Fifth-grade students in Lisa Asman's Physical Education Class at Gregory Elementary School participated in a district-wide Fitness Combine initiative earlier this month that continues to foster West Orange Public Schools' partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and its "Fuel Up to Play 60" health and fitness program.

The school district began its ...

West Orange Cheerleaders Win Second Consecutive State Championship

TRENTON, NJ - The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders took home the New Jersey Cheerleading and Dance Association state championship in the Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Division on Sunday.

The annual event was held at the Sun Bank Arena in Trenton and marked the second consecutive year that the Mountaineers took the state title.

The state championship caps off a stellar season ...

Girls Basketball: West Orange Ends Season with 43-41 Loss to East Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In a repeat of their Feb. 25 heartbreaking 55-53 loss to Newark Tech in the finals of the Essex County Tournament, the West Orange High School Mountaineers fell to East Orange in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 semifinal, 43-41.

Although the Mountaineers were leading by five points in the last minute of the game, East Orange's Brianna Turner made two three-pointers and West ...

Girls Basketball: West Orange Defeats Ridgewood, 37-35, in NJSIAA Quarterfinal

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange pulled off another nail-biter on March 1, defeating Ridgewood 37-35 in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 NJSIAA Tournament.

Both teams were well matched from the first quarter, with both flip-flopping the lead and staying within five points throughout the game. In the final minute of the game, Jewel Burnett landed two free throws to ...

West Orange High School Wrestler Victor Lopez Heads to NJSIAA Championships in Atlantic City

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) senior wrestler Victor Lopez defeated Domenic Difrancescantonio of Hanover Park 10-6, in the 113 lb. division at the Region 3 Wrestling Tournament held at West Orange High School on Saturday. The victory earned Lopez a spot in the NJSIAA Wrestling Championship at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on March 3, 4 and 5.

"Lopez's ...

Girls Basketball: West Orange Falls to Newark Tech in ECT Finals Heartbreaker, 55-53

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Newark Tech girls basketball squeaked past West Orange in the final seconds of overtime to take its first-ever Essex County title, 55-53, in a game held at Essex County College on Saturday.

The Terriers Zianna Goda got the ball from teammate Caitlin Townes after a missed shot by the Mountaineers and hit a lay-up with less than one second on the clock to give Newark Tech ...

Boys Basketball: West Orange Falls to Verona and Newark Central

VERONA, NJ - Joey Zecchino scored 11 points to lead Verona boys basketball to a 48-36 win over West Orange at Verona on Wednesday. The Mountaineers fell again to Newark Central, 70-61, on Friday.

The Hillbillies took charge from the start, outscoring West Orange 16-5 in the first quarter. West Orange fought back holding Verona to only four points in the second period to end the ...

Wrestling: West Orange High School to Host Region 3 Tournament Beginning Wednesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Teams participating in the preliminary round of Region 3 tournament at West Orange High School on Wednesday include West Orange, Livingston, Caldwell, Nutley, Bloomfield, Chatham, Columbia, Delbarton, East Side (Paterson), Hanover Park, Madison, Montclair, Morristown, Randolph, Verona.

The following is a list of West Orange wrestlers who advanced to this round ...

West Orange Girls Basketball Captain Jewel Burnett Named to NJSIAA All-Star Team

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Senior and co-captain of the record-breaking West Orange High School (WOHS) girls basketball team Jewel Burnett was recently named to the NJSIAA All-Star Team and will play in the all-star game on March 19 at Rider University in Lawrenceville.

Burnett will represent WOHS as the first player from West Orange girls basketball to be invited to the all-star ...

West Orange High School Cheerleaders Place Third and Seventh Nationally in NHSCC Competition

ORLANDO, FL - The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders returned from a whirlwind weekend in Orlando competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) as Third Place Bronze medalists in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Game Day and Seventh Place in the Medium Varsity Non-Tumble Division.  

According to head coach Olivia Del Spina, the team outscored 23 other teams ...

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