Sports

May 7, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors Didi Mesfin and Brett Zeligson have received recognition as the school's top scholar-athletes for 2020 by the Essex County Athletic Directors Association (ECADA), and Natalie Nevins has been named a New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ ‚ The West Orange High School baseball team was one day away from its first pre-season scrimmage in March when classes were halted. That team will never take the field this spring now that the NJSIAA has canceled the spring sports season in conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As spring-like temperatures ushered in the reopening of the Rock Spring Golf Club (RSGC) in West Orange over the weekend, nearly 188 rounds of golf were played as golfers donned masks and practiced the recommended social-distancing guidelines. According to the township, RSGC is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rock Spring Golf Club will open at sunrise on Saturday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Wednesday allowing the reopening of state parks and golf courses with social-distancing requirements to be mandated at all facilities.  Under the executive order, Murphy ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gustav Hall, a senior guard at West Orange High School, was named to the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division First Team for 2020. Hall, a 5-foot-11 point guard, averaged 8.0 points per game last winter for the Mountaineers. He will attend Brown University next ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Kiley Capstraw, a sophomore swing guard from West Orange, has been selected to the 2020 Super Essex Conference All-American Division First Team. Capstraw averaged 21.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.6 steals for West Orange in the 2019-2020 season. "Kiley was able ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange native Joseph Suriano, a former track and field coach and English teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS), died on Friday at 73 years old due to complications from COVID-19. Suriano retired in 2015 after 43 years of service to West Orange Public Schools. Suriano ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Two members of the West Orange wrestling team have been named to the 2020 Super Essex Conference American Division First Team. Damianlee Torres (120 pounds) and Adonis May (182 pounds) each have been selected to the first team representing the Mountaineers. Torres was the ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Daniel Pereira and Adonis May of West Orange each wrestled in Atlantic City this weekend at Boardwalk Hall in the NJSIAA individual championship tournament. Pereira, wrestling at 195 pounds, lost a close decision, 7-6, to Mikal Taylor of Absegami in the preliminary round.

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- As the No. 1 seed in the Section 1, Group 4 state playoffs, expectations for the Randolph girls basketball team were a victory in round one and on to the quarterfinals. But the Lady Rams knew better, as 16th-seeded West Orange plays a tough Essex County schedule and boasts a budding ...

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PATERSON, NJ -- Paterson Kennedy pulled away in the fourth quarter to close out a 67-50 boys basketball victory over West Orange in the first round of the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament Tuesday night. Deishon Harrison scored 21 points for Paterson Kennedy (24-3), which led, 48-43, after ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Adonis May of West Orange pinned Nicholas Olivieri of Delbarton in 4:57 on Saturday to win the championship of the 182-pound weight class at the NJSIAA Region 3 Tournament. May, who was seeded second ay 182, had a first-round bye before defeating Eddie Padilla of Livingston, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Pope John High School established a seven-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 49-35 girls basketball victory over West Orange Thursday night. Sophomore guard Kiley Capstraw scored 19 points and came up with six steals for the Mountaineers (10-15), who closed the gap ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange boys basketball team rallied, but fell short in a 51-48 loss to Franklin on Thursday. Johan Atwell and Chris Latimer each scored 11 points for the Mountaineers (9-16), who trailed, 46-38, after three quarters before outscoring Franklin, 10-5, in the fourth ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The West Orange girls indoor track team came in third place last weekend in the Section 1, Group 4 championships at the Bennett Center. The Mountaineers finished with 37 team points, behind Ridgewood (67) and Clifton (47). Senior Denae Hill and junior Nai'a Peterson both ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- West Orange built a nine-point halftime lead and went on to a 61-54 boys basketball victory over Clifton Tuesday night. Gustav Hall scored 15 points for the Mountaineers (9-15), who outscored Clifton, 15-8, in the second quarter to open a 28-19 lead. Ismail Kamara Taylor ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School girls wrestling team took second at the North Region Tournament on Sunday and will send two seniors to Atlantic City. Sandy Guerrero (215 pounds) and Precious Opara (151 pounds) won the championship in their respective weight classes and will ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Two members of the West Orange wrestling team were crowned champions Saturday at the District 12 tournament at Becton High School. Adonis May and Amadu Kamara each won titles in their respective weight classes. May decisioned Jarrett Pantuso of Warren Hills, 11-5, in the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange boys basketball team established a 12-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 56-49 victory over Bloomfield Thursday night. Gustav Hall and Ismail Kamara Taylor each scored 12 points for the Mountaineers (8-15), who led, 30-15, at halftime. Johan ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team administered a 54-24 defeat to Bloomfield Thursday afternoon. Sophomore guard Kiley Capstraw collected 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Mountaineers (10-14), who won their ??th game in their last ??. Mackenzie Dover ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team conquered long odds to reach the Essex County Tournament semifinals, but top-seeded University High School was too much for the Mountaineers. University broke the game open with a big second quarter and went on to a 54-31 victory over West ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange boys basketball team scored an upset victory over highly regarded Newark Central in a game played Monday morning at Tarnoff Gym. Maxwell Dent scored 13 points for the Mountaineers (7-15), who had a one-point lead going into the fourth quarter. They held Newark ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team rallied for a 43-41 victory over Nutley in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday. Shyleea Ryan collected nine points and 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers (9-13), who went into the final quarter trailing, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- West Orange built a seven-point lead early, but Montclair Immaculate rallied for a 46-40 girls basketball victory on Thursday. Mackenzie Dover finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Mountaineers (8-13), who led, 9-2, after one ...

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CLIFTON, NJ -- The West Orange wrestling team, coming off a dramatic comeback victory over Livingston in the quarterfinal round on Monday, lost, 39-31, to Clifton Wednesday night in the semifinal round of the Section 1, Group 5 state tournament. A pin by Daniela Tacuri Andrade at 120 pounds was ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The West Orange High School bowling team took third place in the Group 4 Division in the NJSIAA state Tournament of Champions Tuesday at Bowlero Lanes in North Brunswick. The team placed seventh overall out of 45 teams. Garrett Weinstein and Kieryn Knox shot a 662 series ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team opened a 15-point lead after one half and went on to a 46-25 victory over Arts High School on Tuesday. Carla Jones scored 16 points with four rebounds, four blocks and three steals for the Mountaineers (8-12), who led, 12-3, after a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The West Orange wrestling team trailed by three points with one match to go and came back for a 33-30 victory over Livingston in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1, Group 5 state tournament Monday night. West Orange, the sixth seed, will move on to wrestle second-seeded ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- West Orange pulled away with two unanswered goals in the third period to close out a 4-1 ice hockey victory over Bayonne at Codey Arena on Saturday. Daniel DeRonde scored two goals for the Mountaineers, who had a 2-0 lead after one period. West Orange led, 2-1, after two ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- After three low-scoring quarters, the West Orange boys basketball team turned its offense on in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 50-41 victory over Verona in the first round of the Essex County Tournament Thursday night. Maxwell Dent scored 23 points for the ...

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