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Avento was chosen the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording 15 tackles in the Red Hawks’s 16-7 non-conference road loss at Salve Regina in Newport, RI. A junior captain, Avento’s team-high tackle total included five solo stops and two tackles for a loss. Avento, a graduate of Pascack Hills, started all 11 games for MSU as a sophomore and was credited with 93 tackles, 59 of which were solo hits. He recorded three interceptions, picking up 27 yards on returns and was a USA College Football pre-season NCAA D-III All-Star.

Puleo was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week after going 2-0 in both singles and doubles play during a pair of matches for William Paterson. She opened her senior season by posting a 6-4, 62 win at first singles, while teaming with Samantha Miller for an 8-4 pro-set win at first doubles during the Pioneers’ season-opening 5-4 NJAC road defeat at Ramapo. Three days later, she produced a 6-4, 6-1 win at first singles, while teaming with Miller for an 8-3 pro-set win at first doubles during William Paterson’s 9-0 non-conference win at Staten Island.

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Mike Fromfield, Wallington’s boys soccer head coach

Fromfield Leads Wallington to Boys Soccer Powerhouse By Edward Kensik WALLINGTON — It’s hard to believe that only 14 years ago that Wallington High School did not have a boys soccer team. The Bergen County town that is filled with soccer-loving fans had not fielded a varsity soccer team until 1999 when Pete Ferra and Mike Fromfield helped lead Wallington High School finally to the pitch. For the first two years Ferra led the Panthers on the sidelines and also got Wallington into the state playoffs in its first year, 1999. At that time, you needed at least a .500 record to qualify for the state tournament. Two years later, 2001, Fromfield took over the reins and has not looked back. In his first year as head coach, the Panthers accumulated a 164 record and made it to the Group 1 North 1 state sectional final. Before coming to Wallington, he coached at Clifton High School and St. Peters Prep where he played soccer for the Marauders. Fromfield also played a year of soccer at Fordham University. Behind the work of Fromfield and his staff, Wallington could easily be considered one of the top 10 powerhouse boys soccer programs in Bergen NJ Sports Fitness & Wellness Telephone: (973) 605-1213 Fax: (973) 605-1883 editor@sportsfitnesswellness.com 173 Morris Street, 2nd Floor Morristown, NJ 07960 page 4

County. After battling for a few years and gaining some success with a couple of league titles, the Wallington program finally hit pay dirt when they won their first sectional title, Group 1 North 1, in 2009. The Panthers would win another state sectional title in 2010. But in 2010 the state sectional championship was not the only hardware they brought back to Wallington, the Panthers would go on to win the Group 1 title with a 1-0 victory over South River High School down at The College of New Jersey. “It was really special team to be a part of and a talented team,� said Fromfield. Going from just talk of a soccer team to a Group state title, the bar is set high and not winning a state sectional title is considered a disappointment. Wallington lost to Waldwick in the Group 1 North 1 state sectional championship last season. Despite the loss the Panthers had another big year and finished with a 19-4 record. And the Panthers have a goal firmly in place this season, win a sectional title. “I think that game is allowing them to be self-motivated,� said Fromfield about his 2012 team remembering the loss to Waldwick. “But if they let down, we will re-

mind them about that game.� Wallington started the 2012 season on a high note with a 3-0 victory over neighborhood rival Becton on Sept. 7. The Panthers started slowly,

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midfielder Hubert Dul, midfielder/forward Kamil Drozd, back Peter Duma and forward Dustin Johnson. Like some of the other bluecollar communities in Bergen County, the students just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attend classes. They work after school and also help around the home that also includes baby sitting with many families having two parents working.

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field raves about the parents of his players in the days when some adults have a tendency to be obtrusive in the workings of a school team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Wallington the parents are very supportive and very respectable about what we do,â&#x20AC;? said Fromfield. For Fromfield his key is communication and he and his coaching staff meet with his players constantly throughout

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FALL SPORTS ALERT: What Parents, Players and Coaches Need to Know Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Offers Injury Prevention Guidelines Contributed by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

As the fall season approaches, millions of student-athletes are preparing to take to the playing fields — and with that comes an increased risk of sports-related injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than seven million students participate in high school sports annually and millions more are active on the elementary and middle school levels as well as in recreation leagues. High school athletes alone account for an estimated two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations with the highest injury rate among football players, followed by wrestlers and soccer players. In addition, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 years and younger receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries. “Sprains, muscle strains, bone or growth plate injuries, fractures, and overuse or repetitive motion injuries, as well as heat-related illnesses are the more typical injuries among children,” explained Neil N. Jasey, M.D., Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. “However, concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is increasingly one of the most common sports-related injuries. It is also one of the most difficult to diagnose — and one of the most serious because of the long-term cognitive and behavioral problems it can cause.” The CDC estimates that more than 300,000 children sustain a concussion while participating in sports-related activities each year, with similar numbers occurring during practice as in games. “It’s critically important that page 6

players, coaches and parents are aware of the symptoms, know when to seek medical attention and understand the need for appropriate return-toplay strategies,” said Dr. Jasey. “It’s also essential for players to undergo baseline cognitive testing as part of a pre-season physical.” Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, one of only five federally designated Model Systems for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries in the nation, offers the following sports guidelines for athletes, parents, and coaches: ACE THE EXAM. Every player should undergo a complete physical before engaging in any sports activities. In addition, a cognitive assessment, such as ImPACT testing, should be performed. This important tool, which is increasingly being used at both the professional and schoolage levels, helps to establish a baseline reference that can be helpful in diagnosing the extent of any brain injury. GET EQUIPPED. Athletes should wear appropriate footwear and sportspecific safety gear such as helmets, mouth guards and other protective equipment, all of which should be carefully fitted. Equipment should also be checked regularly to ensure that it is good condition and still fitting properly. BE PREPARED. Adequate training and conditioning is imperative before participating in any sport, to increase muscle strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness. Training, practice and pregame sessions should always include warm-up and cooldown exercises.

STAY HYDRATED. At all times, and particularly in hot, humid weather, athletes should drink plenty of fluids before, during and after training, practices and games. LISTEN UP. Coaches and trainers should enforce the rules, encourage safe play, understand the risks and be certified in first aid and CPR. PAY ATTENTION. Young athletes need to be aware of injury symptoms and encouraged to speak up about any pain, dizziness or other issues that they may experience. Similarly, parents, teachers and coaches should be vigilant – looking out for any signs of injury, including nausea/vomiting, dizziness, confusion, limping or anything out of the ordinary. SEEK MEDICAL HELP. Depending on the nature and severity of an injury, an athlete should seek immediate evaluation and/or treatment by a physician or other health care professional or be taken to the emergency room. An athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion (mTBI) should be removed from the game immediately and examined by a trained professional. Coaches, trainers, parents and players should be on the lookout for symptoms including dizziness, confusion, loss of balance, headache, nausea and/or vomiting and extreme fatigue. Other symptoms that may develop over time include irritability, difficulty with memory or concentration, impaired judgment, behavioral issues, personality changes and even depression, as well as changes

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Caliento, Lauber – Bergen’s Best on Field Hockey Turf By Jessica Quas Ramsey’s Rae Caliento and Northern Highlands’ Marissa Lauber, both seniors, are recognized as two of the top senior field hockey players in north Jersey. Caliento, a senior center/midfielder will continue her student/athlete career at the College of the Holy Cross in the fall of 2013. Lauber, a senior midfielder, transitions to the front where she netted four goals and distributed nine assists as a junior. In a fitting schedule arrangement, Ramsey edged North-

ern Highlands 2-1 in overtime in the opening game matching the two top players. Meredith Hudson and Melanie Consiglio scored for the Rams with Erika Chong-Munoz connecting for the Lady Highlanders off a feed from Caliento. In the second game of the season, Hudson scored off an assist from Consiglio to spark Ramsey to a 1-0 win over Wayne Valley. River Dell defeated Passaic Valley as Marina Reilly netted both goals for the Golden Hawks with both coming off feeds from Meghan Ennis. Goaltender Ciara Gallagher made three saves. River Dell had opened with a 2-0 blank-

ing of Dwight-Englewood as Catherine Antonelli scored a goal and dished off an assist with Rebecca Weimer adding a goal. Olivia Robertson tallied a pair of goals and distributed two assists while teammate Allison O’Neill scored twice to highlight Westwood’s 5-0 win over Hackensack. Paris Birkner added a goal Amanda Piroia credited with an assist. Northern Valley/Old Tappan opened with a 3-2 win over Hackensack, thanks to a hat trick performance by Carol Oberhelman who scored all three goals. Goalie Lauren Reaves excelled in the goal

stopping 14 shots. Nicole Gullone snapped a scoreless deadlock with the only goal of the game in the second half as Wayne Hills opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Pompton Lakes. Stephanie Karback assisted on the goal while goalie Christina Fabiano made four saves. Isabel Guerriro snapped a scoreless stalemate when she netted the game-winning tally in overtime off a feed from Hanna Jerome as Dwight-Englewood defeated Northern Valley/Demarest 1-0. Goalie Stasia Kuske recorded three saves.

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Jouravleva, Messery, Shklover Combined for 46-4 Record in 2011 By Jessica Quas Ramapo’s Lisa Jouravleva, Hasbrouck Heights’ Nina Messery and Fair Lawn’s Valerie Shklover combined to win 46 of 50 matches and only Messery is a member of the Class of 2013. The trio and several other outstanding players will create thrilling girls’ tennis competitions. A junior, the Cutters’ Shklover reached the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA individual tourney while the Aviators’ Messery went undefeated in the regular season and won the

BCT. Jouraleva posted a 12-2 mark while Northern Highlands powerful team is led by senior Alexa Albrecht. Shklover served goose-eggs in routing Wayne Hills’ Vanessa Herrara 6-0, 6-0 at first singles as the Cutters swept Wayne Hills 5-0. Tamilia Akhunova coasted 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles slot with Victoria Tiskareb winning 6-4, 6-3 completed the singles sweep. With Jouravleva on the sidelines, Ramapo blanked Hackensack as Ariella Omar dominated at first singles, winning 6-0, 6-1. Abbey Roberst cruised 6-1, 6-1 in the second singles slot

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while Taylor Thum brezzed 6-1, 6-0 at third singles. Immaculate Heart Academy posted an impressive 5-0 rout of Paramus Catholic as the Blue Angels’ ace of staff Christina Sollitto won 6-2, 6-0. Hailey Bossolina and Alexis Mori completed straight set win to sweep the singles. With the Cangiano sisters recording impressive victories in the first and second singles slots, Ramsey blanked River Dell 5-0. Rachel Wheaton completed the singles sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 victory in the third slot. Glen Rock opened with a 50 rout of Eastern Christian as Alex Mircea won the clash at first singles by scores of 6-3, 62. Diane Editolu was perfect in the No. 2 slot winning 6-0, 6-0 while Julia Rosenweld won 601, 6-0 at third singles. Bergen Tech found kittle resistance in disposing of Passaic 5-0. Nika Falkovich and Schvingi Goel posted identical 6-0, 6-0 wins at second and thirds singles while the top doubles tandem of Ellen Anshwitz and Heidi Myung matched the shutout score. Dwight-Englewood totally

dominated Harrison in a 5-0 sweep, losing only one game at first doubles. Victoria Petrenko, Alexa Colas and Samantha Balenevsky registered identical 6-0, 6-0 scores. Ridgefield opened the season with a 5-0 rout of Secaucus as Aldina Radoncic won 6-3, 6-2 at first singles. Kelly Koh came on strong to record a 7-, 60 triumph at second singles while Maureen Ahn coasted 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 3 bracket. The top tandem of Ileana Figueroa and Melissa Radoncic won 6-1, 6-0. Paramus Catholic blanked Westwood 5-0 as Natalie Cuffari coasted 6-1, 6-3 in the meeting of first singles players. Katie LaPlaski won 6-0, 6- at second singles with Kayla Kroning claiming a 6-3, 6-0 success in the No. 3 singles slot. Midland Park swept the doubles competition to edge Palisades Park 3-2. Zoey Adams picked up the crucial third team point with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles. The top tandem of Nicole Hallak and Heidi Miller won 6-4, 60 with the second duo of Briana DeBoer and Katelin Knysd winning 6-4, 6-3. editor@sportsfitnesswellness.com

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IHA Tops the Non-Publics Bogota, Northern Valley/Demarest Best of the Publics By Jessica Quas Immaculate Heart Academy, the defending NJSIAA Tournament of Champions winner, is loaded with seniors Michelle Cruz and Jennifer Pagano along with juniors Larysa Iwaskiw and Nia Reed returning. The Academy of Holy Angels has a deep, experienced roster with nine returning letter-winners from a 15-win team. DePaul the defending Passaic County champion, has six letter-winners back. Among the public schools, Bogota looks to repeat as the NJSIAA Group I champion with its three top players, seniors Rebecca Keleman and

Julia Topor along with junior Carly O’Sullivan. The Lady Buccaneers finished 34-3 last season. Northern Valley/Demarest, the reigning NJSIAA Group III champions has a returning veteran quartet of seniors, Alex Albericci, Haley Hirsch, Alex Kaechele and Hannah Riede along with sophomore Brook Runge positioned to make a run at repeating. IHA thrashed Paramus Catholic 2-0, totally dominating the Lady Paladins in recording wins of 25-8 and 25-6 to open the season. Reed slammed nine kills, Cruz scooped up nine digs and setter Caitlyn Floyd distributed 14 assists. DePaul and Holy Angels were matched in the high-pro-

file opening matchup with the Lady Spartans winning 2-0 on scores of 25-23 and 25-16. Cresskill blanked Hawthorne 2-0 on scores of 25-20 and 2513. Briana Kushner blasted 11 kills, Keiretn Owens recorded 20 assists with Emma Leach picking up 10 digs. Fair Lawn romped 2-0 over Wayne Hills with the Cutters winning games of 25-11 and 25-12. Marissa Spinuzzi scooped up 11 digs, Ashley Rongo spiked seven kills and Ashley Sudol dished off seven assists. Ridgewood rallied to defeat Northern Highlands 2-1, winning games of 13-25, 25-20 and 25-22. Meri Lowry picked up 10 digs, Kelley Ekert slammed seven kills and Ely-

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Sophomore Langan Flips to Wayne Classic All-Around Title By Jessica Quas Wayne Hillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sophomore Kristina Langan, the defending Passaic County champion, opened the 2012 interscholastic girls gymnastic campaign with an impressive gold medal performance in the All-Around competition at the Wayne Classic when she accumulated a total score of 35.55 points. Indian Hillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; junior Julia Dugas took home the silver medal in the all-around with a score of 34.45 while her senior teammate Kristen Zaccardi claimed

the bronze medal with Emma Johnson were a total score of 34.225 two of the Green Raidpoints. ers that third-year Ramapo, competing coach Jen Levirne did without some of its top not have in the Green individuals, claimed Raiders lineup. Ramathe team title with a po finished undefeated score of 104.45 as juin 2011, winning the Wayne Hillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nior Sahara Gipson, NJGL A Division BerKristina Langan who placed 27th in the gen County and NJNJSAA state championships SIAA sectional team titles. last winter, won the uneven Pascack Valley Regional was bars (9.5) and vault (9.6). Her runnerup in the team standjunior teammate Lauren Kish ings with a score of 100.95 won the balance beam compepoints. Frosh Courtney Welyctition (8.0). Senior Kayla Yosif, zko placed fourth in all-around the two-time defending Bergen (33.95) in her varsity debut County all-around champion, while junior Christina Masciale and highly-rated freshman was fifth (33.4).

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WAYNE CLASSIC ALL-AROUND 1. Kristina Langan (Wayne Hills) 35.55 2. Julia Dugas (Indian Hills) 34.45 3. Kristen Zaccardi (Indian Hills) 34.225 4. Courtney Welyczko (Pascack Regional) 33.95 5. Christina Masciale (Pascack Regional) 33.4 BALANCE BEAM 1. Lauren Kish (Ramapo) 9.0 2. Julia Dugas (Indian Hills) 8.65 3. Kristina Langan (Wayne Hills) 8.55 4. Macklei Dioslaki (Wayne Valley) 8.35 5. Christina Masciale (Pascack Regional) 8.3 FLOOR EXERCISE 1. Kristina Langan (Wayne Hills) 9.0 2. Christina Masciale (Pascack Regional) 8.65 3. Geena Gurman (Pascack Regional) 8.55 4. Claire Scavone (N/A) 8.55 5. Alexa Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanna (Wayne Valley) 8.5 UNEVEN BARS 1. Sahara Gipson (Ramapo) 9.5 2. Courtney Welyczko (Pascack Regional) 9.05 3. Kara Giacose (Ramapo) 8.9 4. Kristen Zaccardi (Indian Hills) 8.75 5. Kristina Langan (Wayne Hills) 8.6 VAULT 1. Sahara Gipson (Ramapo) 9.6 2. Kayla Yosif (Ramapo) 9.45 3. Kristina Langan (Wayne Hills) 9.4 4. Kara Giacose (Ramapo) 9.4 5. Kristen Zaccardi (Indian Hills) 9.375

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Sophomore Carly Leipzig scored two of the three goals for the Lady Highlanders in their opening game. (game photos on next page)

Glen Rock Prepares for Run at County Tourney Title By Jessica Quas Glen Rock is loaded with talent and experience and a senior class that can play with anyone. On opening day, Kendall Daly delivered a hat trick performance in spurring the Lady Panthers to an 8-1 rout of Elmwood Park. Daly tallied three goals with senior forward Grace Taylor re-habbed from an injuryriddled junior season, scoring once and distributing three assist. Frankie Evans added a goal and assist with Caitlin Callahan, Emma Daly, and Rachel Gross completing the scoring parade. Taryn Dwyer, Maggie Egan, Julia Kelley and Caroline Taylor were credited with assists. Lauren Besser and Sarah Gross shared the keeper’s assignment with both stopping one shot on goal. The senior “Big Three” of midfielder Hannah Petrone, forward Sophie Lederer and defender Sarah Florino were seen but not heard from in the scoring process.

Coming off a 15-3-2 season in 2011, the team to beat for the BCT crown is Immaculate Heart Academy. Steve Silver begins his 16th season as head coach of the Blue Eagles successful program with a roster of four starters – senior midfielder Erin Butwin, senior forward Grace Landers, junior defender Camille Didio and sophomore forward Alex Mesropyan. IHA opened the season blanking Paramus Catholic 5-0 as sophomores Taylor Lupi and Jacqueline Ganssi combined to make five saves. Mesropyan tallied a pair of goals while unheralded Cameron Garcia made an impression, netting three goals for a hat trick. Another threat for the county crown is Northern Highlands which produced a dominant 24-0 perfect record in 2011. The Lady Highlanders are regarded as the team to beat in the Freedom Division in 2012. On opening day, Northern Highlands was impressive in blanking Ridgewood 3-0 as keeper Brooke Holle had to make only one save. Sopho-

more midfielder Carly Leipzig scored twice and assisted on a goal by junior Claire Shea, who scored 20 times in 2011. Seniors Madison Holleran and Emma Sullivan were credited with assists. Two players exploded on opening day, scoring five times. Raba Nassif powered Northern Valley/Old Tappan to a 9-0 crushing of Teaneck when she deposited five shots into the back of Highwaywomen’s cage. Ramapo’s Caroline Chagares matched Nassif’s output when she ignited the Raiders to a 7-0 romp over Hackensack. Caitlin McKenna keyed Fort Lee’s 3-2 thriller over Cliffside Park in overtime, netting all three of the Bridgewomen’s goals. Jacqueline Greenfield, Ashley Jenq and Haruhi Noaki were credited with assists while keeper Alyssa McDonald stopped eight shots on goal. Jillian DiGiaconto netted two goals and distributed a pair of assists with Maggie Fila adding two goals and an assist to propel Hasbrouck Heights to a 7-0 triumph over North Arlington.

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Goalkeeper Bailey Wyrostek made only one save. K.C. Collazo netted two goals and five other Indians scored as Wayne Valley routed West Milford 7-0to open the girls’ soccer season. Rachel Hofbauer netted a goal and dished off two assists while Jen Eitel, Kylee Ramos, Gaby Tedesco and Keri Wieczercak added solo goals. Kelly Wieczercak was credited with three assists while keeper Francesca Boylan stopped three shots. Ashley DeLucia posted a hat trick effort in leading Saddle Brook to an 8-1 success over St. Mary/Rutherford. Gina Gravina chipped in with two goals while Angela Ferrente added a goal and assist. Sarah Esposito and Ashley Russo completed the scoring parade. Keeper Cassidy Rizza stopped three shots on goal as New Milford blanked Secaucus 4-0. Cydney Borner, Kelly Ciambriello, Nicole Garcia and Lexy Monroy delivered the goals.

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Soccer Dreams are U.S. Soccer Money-Makers By Dennis Wilson Soccer has little appeal to the adult sports’ consumer above the youth leagues of “Soccer Mom” fame. One of the reasons is, the soccer “bigwigs” don’t get it. While the Giants and Jets sell out, the Red Bulls can’t come close to filling their stadium in Harrison. A typical example of soccer’s disastrous marketing image is taking place on the scholastic fields of New Jersey. U.S. Soccer, the nation’s governing body, is nothing but a hungry private entity money-making machine which cares about registration fees and fines, for fouls and late reports. This year, U.S. Soccer expanded to a 10-month season

for its many national designated academy programs, banning its athletes from playing any high school sport between September and June. This eliminates high school bonding and building life-long and cherished relationships. Remember that the real reason student/athletes attend classes is to prepare themselves for the “Game of Life.” At the college level, U.S. Soccer has worked a “deal” with the NCAA that allows college players to play with professionals in the men’s PDL (Professional Development League) and the W-League (Women’s League). Basketball and football do not have similar arrangements with the NFL, NBA or WNBA. Paramus Catholic’s Adam

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Najem, an outstanding player, will be playing for the Red Bulls and not the Paladins. Ramapo, the defending NJSIAA Group III champions, had James Buonovita and Chris Nash leave its program to compete with FC Westchester which also picked up Bergen Catholic’s Trevor Nichol. Not only does playing in the U.S. Soccer programs cost parents’ money, it basically does not produce what it promises — a dream of playing professional soccer. For every 100 youngsters who start playing soccer at the youth level, less than 12 percent are active as seniors in high school and the number dwindles to less than one percent of them seeing action on a college turf. A total scam is the college showcase concept, especially the major ones in November. The events promise college coaches in attendance but there is a major impediment – it as an NCAA “quiet period” when coaches are not allowed contact with potential recruits. On the high school scene, New Milford outscored Secaucus 5-4 as Vito Cornish netted four goals for the Knights and fed an assist on Michael Akyon’s goal. Jose Palacios ignited Waldwick to a 6-0 rout of Park Ridge as the junior forward recorded a hat trick effort. Palacios netted three goals and distributed an assist while Kevin Palaia, Dennis Reyes and Colin Sherman added solo goals. Senior midfielder Rikuo Nakimoto dished off three assists and senior keeper Zach Neugebauer turned aside three shots on goal to record the shutout “W” between the pipes. Lorenc Korreshi and Sebastian Plwowarczyk tallied two

goals apiece to spur Garfield to a 4-2 victory over Pompton Lakes. Sean Etheridge netted a pair of goals to spur Ramapo to a 4-0 blanking of Hackensack. Mike Taranto chipped in with a goal and assist while Taylor Gerrity added a goal and James Ortiz was credited with two assists. Goalkeeper Will Shiel stopped three shots to receive credit for the shutout. Michael Chen and Lian Obergfoll netted first half goals as Dwight-Englewood defeated Lyndhurst 2-1. Keeper Noah Rosenberg excelled between the posts, stopping 15 shots on goal. Following a scoreless battle in regulation, Wallington scored three times in overtime to defeat Becton Regional 3-0. Hubert Dul scored twice with Abdelrahman Mahmoud adding a goal. Kelvis Zfyt tallied two goals with Adian Kutner and Daniel Zehirov adding goals, all in the first half, as Bergen Tech surged to a 4-0 victory over Passaic. Rodolfo Mercurio excelled between the pipes as the Wayne Valley keeper stopped 10 shots on goal to key the Indians’ 2-0 victory over West Milford. Mike Lutterzo netted the game-winning goal in the first half and Blerium Colaku added an insurance tally in the second half. Paramus snapped a 1-1 deadlock at the intermission, scoring three unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Indian Hills 4-1. Lucas Tasci scored two of the goals with Joe Icovacci and Giovanni Piccione adding solo goals. For more commentary on the high school soccer situation, see Rick Wolff’s column on page 28. editor@sportsfitnesswellness.com

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LOCAL CELEBRATION IN NJ. . . ARCHDIOCESE TITANS NOT SO LUCKY AS THEY FALL SHORT ON TURF OF USNA MIDSHIPMEN DePaul pounded the ball on the ground against Paramus on Friday night (Sept. 7) at Hodgins Stadium, to a 33-0 season opening victory.

By Dennis Wilson Quality competition was the highlight of the opening weekend of the 2012 interscholastic football weekend. Don Bosco Prep and St. Joseph Regional/ Montvale, headed south on I95 to Annapolis, MD. The Ironmen battled the Gilman School and the Green Knights played Our Lady of Good Counsel on the turf where the Midshipmen of the USNA battle opponents. The doubleheader battle of national powerhouses ended Maryland 2 – New Jersey 0. Elijah Hanks blasted one yard page 16

into the end zone in the opening quarter to give Don Bosco Prep a 6-0 advantage. Baltimore’s Gilman knotted the contest in the second quarter and the Greyhounds pulled out a 13-7 victory in the fourth quarter. Junior Mark Fossati booted SJR into an early lead when he split the uprights from 29yards out. The Green Knights increased its advantage to 100 later in the first quarter when senior running back Jeff Farina blasted two yards into the end zone for a 10-0 lead. The advantage held until the third quarter when Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD) rallied with a pair of touchdowns to pull out a 14-10 triumph over the Green Knights. Bergen Catholic went north and played under the lights on Friday night in Melville, NY. The Crusaders opened the 2012 gridiron campaign with an impressive offensive attack, blasting St. Anthony’s (NY) 5921 to end the Friars’ 29-game winning streak. BC opened up a 14-0 lead entering the second quarter and upped its advantage to 31-7 by the halftime break. Jon Germano hooked up with John Feaster on a 64yard TD pass to open the scoring and the rout was on.

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gridiron campaign and the 26th and final season for Chris Olsen as head coach. His son, senior Kevin Olsen tossed TD passes of five and four yards to senior tight end Ryan Kardux and scampered 10 yards over the goal line in the second quarter before going to the sidelines with a season-ending foot injury. Olsen completed 11 of 17 aerial attempts for120 yards and added 76 yards rushing on four carries. Senior Christian Rodriguez scored on TD runs of 15 and two yards while senior Robby Schiller ran 21 and 24 yards into the end zone. Lakeland rolled to a 42-7 romp over Tenafly as senior running back Dave Shellhamer carried the ball 22 times, gaining 201 yards including TD runs of 59 and four yards. His classmate, quarterback Cory Caddell, tucked in the ball twice and rambled 35 and 49 yards into the end zone. Senior Young Hoe Koo put the “foot” in the game as he split the uprights with nine

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points to key the Maroons to a season-opening 27-0 victory over Paterson Kennedy. Koo bridged the second and third quarters with field goals of 24 and 41 yards and converted all three extra point conversion attempts. Junior signal caller Jamal Locke flipped a 12-yard TD pass to Cooper Nidds in the opening quarter. John Boyland bolted 26 yards to paydirt in the second and Tom Bonnano burst three yards over the goal to close out the scoring in the final quarter. River Dell coasted to a 31-7 triumph over West Essex, a perennial Group II sectional contender. The Knights led 70 entering the second quarter before the Golden Hawks went on a 31-0 run to close out an impressive 24-point victory. Quarterback Tim Barnes tossed TD strikes of 42 yards to Christian Desanctis and 19 yards o Ryan Duran while racing 45 and seven yards to third quarter touchdowns. Ramapo surged to a 34-0 lead FOOTBALL, continued on page 20

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by the halftime intermission in routing Passaic Valley 48-7 in the season opener. Senior running back Skylar Amador scored on a 35-yard run and hauled in a 19-yard TD toss from junior quarterback Anthony Lovecchio to highlight the rout. Junior signal caller Joe Gelenius connected with Devin Marchesani on TD tosses of 11 and 24 yards but it was a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter by Chris Jacobson that brought the Falcon fans to their feet as fifth-year head coach Leo Ciappina has Saddle Brook poised to repeat its outstanding 10-1 season last fall. A critical turnover turned into the game-winning six-pointer as the combined Palisades Park/Leonia squad defeated Hawthorne 32-26 in overtime. Charles Simons turned his second pick of the game into an 85 yard touchdown run after returning a third quarter interception 40 yards into the

end zone. In the second quarter, Hawthorne’s Dwayne Niele picked off a pass of five yards in the end zone and sped 105 yards to a touchdown. Jason Zaajaczkowski went long distance on three occasions to highlight Wallington’s 27-6 victory over Harrison. In the opening quarter he hauled in a 67-yard TD pass from Ryan Adzima. In the second quarter, he found a seam in the Blue Tide’s defense and raced 61 yards to the end zone and before the halftime break, caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Adzima. Mark Alberque was the key to success for Ridgefield Park in the Scarlets’ 26-20 conquest of Fort Lee. Alberque scored all four touchdowns racing 3, 1, 62 and 51 yards as Ridgefield Park rallied from a 7-6 deficit following the halftime break. Another explosive running performance was turned in by Queen of Peace’s junior running back Kevin Momnohim. He churned out 242 yards rushing on only 10 carries, scoring four times on runs of 70, 52, 30 and 25 yards. Bergenfield came back from a 14 point deficit after one quarter and rallied to a 28-27 victory over Northern Valley/Demarest. Junior quarterback Hassan Evans raced 48 and six yards for back-to-back touchdown runs in the third quarter and connected on a fourth quarter 10-yard TD strike to Tom Tolosa that that extended the Bears’ winning streak to six games. New Milford pulled out a 19-14 victory over Bogota as senior running back Dante Tobler was the go-to- guy for the Knights. Tobler toted the pigskin 15

times, rushing for 85 yards and a touchdown while catching four passes for 55 yards and topped off his effort returning a kickoff 95 yards into the end zone. Khalil Dilas registered two quarterback sacks and two tackles for losses to key the defensive unit along with Julius Wingate who picked off a pair of interceptions as Dwight Morrow coasted to a 40-13 triumph over Dumont. Naiquan Thomas rushed 231 yards on 15 touches, including TD runs of 64, 55 and 59 yards while his teammate Juwann Winfrey started the season with a 82yard return of the opening the kickoff. Ramsey hung on to defeat Westwood 28-21 as senior quarterback Nick Dispota tossed 62-yard TD pass to Brian McHal with 3:09 remaining on the clock to post the winning points on the board. Dispoto added a 58-yard scoring pass to Chris Gormally in the opening quarter and ran oneyard into the end zone in the second quarter while converting all four extra point placements. Trailing 14-0 entering the second quarter, Hasbrouck Heights came back to defeat Glen Rock 27-1 behind the efforts of senior running back/ linebacker Anthony Seidel who put the Aviators on the board with a one yard run. He raced 34 yards with an interception to know the contest later in the quarter and ran 17 yards in the final quarter with the winning touchdown as Nickl DelCalzo began his 27th year at the helm on a winning note.

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By Jessica Quas When asked how it would feel to play against each other in the future, it was no less than a second before the question was dismissed by both. “We are going to the same college no matter what,” stated twin brothers Matthew and Stephen Rossi, senior captains and linemen for Ramapo High School Football team. The competitiveness between the twin brothers was seemingly apparent as were the obvious similarities in their appearances, voices and responses to questions. When asked about what type of music they like, both responded with the same answer in the same order, “Country, Rap, Rock, Metal pretty much anything.” When questioned about whom the best player was, both stated themselves. “That’s going to bring up some fighting,” joked Matthew, “but I am going to say myself.” When Stephen was asked, he replied, “He [Matthew] probably said himself didn’t he? Well, I think I’ve got him on offense but I’d have to say he’s a better defensive lineman than me.” “They are very competitive with each other, more than with other kids,” explained father, Chris Rossi, “But they are also very supportive of each other with different goals. In weightlifting if one reaches a plateau the other tries to beat it. They push each other in a good way.” The boys both stated, “We are always competitive in whatever we do. We compete with each other on editor@sportsfitnesswellness.com

the field—playing a little game to see who can get the first tackle.” Matthew currently checks-in at 5’11 weighing 260 pounds while Stephen is currently 6’ weighing 265 pounds. Growing up, the Rossi twins were not able to compete in regular football leagues unlike their peers. Told they were too big for their age to participate, the brothers had to wait until their freshman year of high school to finally get their opportunity. “We would always hang out with my family and cousins and watch football all the time so we couldn’t wait until we finally got to high school to play,” commented Stephen. “They always wanted to play football and it was the one sport they were told they couldn’t play so they were very excited when they finally got the chance,” said Chris. The twins, both linemen, started in their freshman year and moved up to the Varsity level the following season. “One of my most memorable moments with my brother was the first Varsity game of our junior year when we started right next to each other,” shared Mat-

thew. That same season, both linemen received 2nd Team All League at Guard. “It is great to see them together—you know they do a lot together and they are very much alike,” said Chris Rossi. “Football is one of those sports you are excited to watch but as a parent, after each play you are looking for them to get up.” Luckily, the brothers have not had any serious injuries but they both indicated that when one goes down, the other is concerned and feels uncomfortable without his twin by his side. “It’s a twin thing,” commented Matthew, “If we are not together it feels weird.” Stephen commented, “As twins you’re with the guy all the time—forever, and if I see him [Matthew] get hurt I want to make sure right away that he is okay. You get a gut feeling that he may not be able to play anymore.” said Stephen. The twins were recently named Captains of the Ramapo team who are currently ranked 11th in The Record football preseason, Top 25. The Rossi Captains are looking to end their senior years with a 9th state title for the Green Raiders. The young men displayed a bit of doubt about where they hope to attend college; however, one thing was for certain—they will be attending the same school no matter what in hopes to continue playing next to each other. Both are good students and able to successfully juggle school work and football. “It is a little rough in the beginning since we are in pre-season and then starting the new school year, but it gets easier as the year goes on,” indicated Matthew. One of the main differenc-

es between the two was what they hope to study in college. “I would like to major in Business, not sure about Marketing or Advertising,” said Matthew. Stephen, on the other hand, displayed his interest in Exercise Science or becoming a personal trainer. In their spare time, the boys both stated they are very much into weightlifting and are very competitive with one another in any type of activity. “We are big power lifters—we lift everyday and hang with friends, usually always doing something active,” said Stephen. The boys are also members of the Track and Field team for the Green Raiders and compete in the shot-put and discus throwing events, yet still maintain football is their favorite sport. Stephen recalled one of his most memorable moments with his twin as last season’s playoff game against Pascack Valley. “It was one of the last plays of the half and I blocked their [Pascack Valley] kicking field goal then we ran in for a touchdown. I remember my brother and I chest-bumped the air together ‘cause we were so excited.” The young men prove to be a stand-up duo and a doublethreat for their opponents next season. Although unsure at this point of what college they will end up choosing, the twins will for certain be together on the playing field. “As their father, I would love to see them continue with their football career, get a good education of course and perhaps coach in the future if they choose to continue on that level. I am supportive of them in whatever they choose.”

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Coming off a 10-9-1 record, coach Rui Dos Santos began his 13th season at the helm of the Crusader soccer program, matched against the Big North – United Division’s pre-season favorite DePaul, the defending Passaic County Tournament champion. The outcome was decided in overtime as the Spartans pulled out a 3-2 win. Senior swing forward/midfielder Travis Nitti continued his scoring feats from last season as he netted a pair of second half goals to send the game into overtime. Playing under the lights on Friday night in Melville, NY, the Crusaders opened the 2012 gridiron campaign with an impressive offensive attack, blasting St. Anthony’s (NY) 59-21 to end the Friars’ 29-game winning streak. BC opened up a 14-0 lead entering the second quarter and upped its advantage to 31-7 by the halftime break. Jon Germano hooked up with John Feaster on a 64-yard TD pass to open the scoring and the rout was on.

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Junior Kyle Livermore was the second fastest sophomore in the 2011 NJSIAA Cross-Country Meet of Champions in 2011. He is experienced and knows his pace limitations. His classmate Mike Higgins is a veteran who will be pulled along by Livermore while senior Mike Flanagan completes the trio in the lineup. There is depth behind the top three as the Ironmen look to put together a consistent year. Vinny Sileo makes his debut as the head coach of the Ironmen’s varsity program. Coming off an 8-8-2, DBP will utilize 6-2 senior Mike Nemchick as the keeper between the posts Mike Bier, Jeff Maier and Mark Sisco will power the attack in Sileo’s 4-4-2 alignment. Junior Chriss Bazzoni could be the sweeper in front of the goal while senior John Toher returns after a season on the sidelines.

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After posting a 8-2 mark in 2011 with Joe Moreno churning out 1,500 yards rushing and scoring 18 touchdowns, head coach John McKenna began his eighth year devising a game-plan to get more mileage out of Moreno in his senior season. Moreno opened the season on Friday night, rushing for 220 yards and scoring four times on runs of one, 15, 11 and 44 yards as the Spartans blanked Paramus 33-0. On the boys’ soccer field, the Spartans pulled out a 3-2 victory over Bergen Catholic in overtime. Junior midfielder Luis Mendoza tallied a goal and dished off an assist to power the attack with Nick DelRio and Kevin Louer chipping in with goals. The Spartans finished 2011 with a 14-4-1 record and claimed their first Passaic County Tournament title. DePaul opened its girls volleyball season with a 2-0 triumph over the Academy of the Holy Angels, winning games of 2523 and 25-16.

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Megan Donahue keyed Glen Rock’s open-day victory over Mary Help of Christians in a NJIC girls’ volleyball match. The Lady Panthers won 2-0, romping to wins of 25-20 and 25-17 as Megan Donohue spiked nine kills and scooped up four digs. Setter Samantha Alba directed the attack, distributing 13 assists. Kendall Daly opened the 2012 girls soccer season with a hat trick performance in spurring Glen Rock to a 81 rout of Elmwood Park. Daly tallied three goals with Grace Taylor scoring once and distributing three assist/ Frankie Evans added a goal and assist with Caitlin Callahan, Emma Daly, and Rachel Gross completing the scoring parade. Taryn Dwyer, Maggie Egan, Julia Kelley and Caroline Taylor were credited with assists. Lauren Besser and Sarah Gross shared the keeper’s assignment with both stopping one shot on goal.

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Coming off a 15-3-2 season in 2011, Steve Silver begins his 16th season as head coach of the Blue Eagles successful program with a roster of four starters – senior midfielder Erin Butwin, senior forward Grace Landers, junior defender Camille Didio and sophomore forward Alex Mesropyan. IHA opened the season blanking Paramus Catholic 5-0 as sophomores Taylor Lupi and Jacqueline Ganssi combined to make five saves. Mesropyan tallied a pair of goals while unheralded Cameron Garcia made an impression, netting three goals for a hat trick. IHA routed Paramus Catholic in a Big North girls’ volleyball match, recording wins of 25-8 and 25-6. Caitlyn Floyd directed the attack, passing of 14 assist while Nia Reed slammed eight kills and Michelle Cruz picked up seven digs. Christina Sollitto won the No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-0 as IHA blanked Paramus Catholic 5-0. Hailey Bossolina and Alexis Mori completed straight set win to sweep the singles.

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Senior Lauren Larcara, who along with classmate Erin Murphy, topped Indian Hills in scoring, got off to an impressive start in defeat as she tallied both goals when the Braves suffered an opening day setback by a score of 4-2 to highly-regarded Paramus. Larcara scored goals in both halves while keeper Jacklyn Gostissa turned aside nine shots on goal. Coach James London, in his 12th season, will call upon seniors Emily Addison (D), Natalie Cartti (M), Molly Misobic (M) and Leciz Zorbas (M) to improve on last year’s 10-10-2 record. On the boys’ soccer turf, the Braves will rely on a strong defensive unit to improve on last year’s 4-13-1 mark in the highly competitive Big North Conference – Freedom Division. Deadlock at 1-1 at the intermission, Indian Hills could not hold off Paramus in the second half, dropping a 4-1 verdict in the season opener. Senior midfielder Devin DeLuccia is the Braves primary scoring threat.

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Trailing 17-14 at halftime, Mahwah rallied in the second half to topple Pascack Hills 38-24 on the gridiron. Zack Herrmann scored twice in the opening quarter, bolting 36 yards into the end zone and hauling in a 15-yard TD strike from Stephen Soria. Greg Rozare raced 15 yards over the goal line and returned a punt 24 yards to paydirt in the fourth quarter.

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Amanda Berkman excelled in the setter’s role, distributing 28 assists to rally the Lady Thunderbirds to a 2-1 victory over Pascack Valley in girls’ volleyball. Mahwah won games of 23-25, 25-22 and 25-22 as Bridget Halliman spiked nine kills with Rachel Monaco picking up 15 digs. After finishing 4-6-2 in 2011, Mahwah opened the 2012 campaign successfully, blanking Pascack Hills 2-0. Kyler Raia distributed assists on goals by Danny Perrine and Kevin Tremblay while keeper Chris Coates stopped four shots on goal to receive credit for the shutout “W” between the posts.

Northern Highlands produced a dominant 24-0 perfect record in girls’ soccer in 2011 and the Lady Highlanders are regarded as the team to beat in the Freedom Division in 2012. On opening day, Northern Highlands was impressive in blanking Ridgewood 3-0 as keeper Brooke Holle had to make only one save. Sophomore midfielder Carly Leipzig scored twice and assisted on a goal by junior Claire Shea, who scored 20 times n 2011. Seniors Madison Holleran and Emma Sullivan were credited with assists. In an opening game matchup between two of north Jersey powerhouse field hockey programs, Lakeland edged Northern Highlands 2-1. Junior center/forward Lauren O’Keefe put the first goal of the season on the board for Northern Highlands in the second half while senior goalie Phyllis Marino, a first team Bergen County Coaches all-star as junior, stopped 16 shots on goal.

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Shannon Hubert turned in an impressive all-around effort as she spurred the Lady Raiders to a 2-0 victory Hackensack in a girls’ volleyball match. Hubert blasted nine kills and distributed a match-high 15 assists as Ramapo won games of 25-22 and 26-24. Erica Salmins scooped up 18 digs. Sean Etheridge netted a pair of goals to spur Ramapo to a 4-0 blanking of Hackensack in boys’ soccer. Mike Taranto chipped in with a goal and assist while Taylor Gerrity added a goal and James Ortiz was credited with two assists. Goalie Will Shiel stopped three shots to receive credit for the shut out.

Gabby Spatucci, a senior keeper, turned in a shut out performance to highlight the Lady Panthers presentation of a “W” to first-year coach Allison Ruta in a 4-0 defeat of Saddle River Day in a NJIC Patriot Division encounter. Senior forward Michelle Passero netted a pair of goals and dished off an assist while her sister Jenna and junior midfielder Rebecca Rabeiro added solo goals with Rabeiro picking up an assist. Trailing 12-0 after allowing a pair of second quarter six pointers, the combined Waldwick/Midland Park gridiron squad got on the board in the fourth quarter. Junior quarterback Evan Pagliei connected with junior fullback Luke Jimenez coming out of the backfield on a 30-yard TD strike to cut the deficit before Rutherford closed out an 18-6 victory in a non-divisional NJIC opening game matchup. The combined program which finished 6-4 in 2011, has only seven seniors and only two returning starters.

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Trailing 16-14 at the halftime break, the Paladins rallied to defeat Delbarton 36-23 to open the season. The Green Wave surged to a 16-0 lead in the second quarter before Jabrill Peppers hauled in a 51-yard TD aerial from Steve Shanley to place the first six-pointer of the season on the board for the Paladins. Peppers blasted five yards into the end zone before halftime to cut the margin to two points. Kayon Washington scored on a five-yard in the third quarter to put the Paladins on top for and Peppers scampered 68 yards to paydirt early in the fourth quarter. Saleem Brightwell closed out the scoring when he picked off a Delbarton aerial and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. Paramus Catholic opened its girls’ soccer season dropping a 5-0 verdict to United Division power IHA. Keeper Kayla Adams made 11 saves and will improve as the season progresses while senior Kimmie Mignone will spark the attack.

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Ramapo surged to a 34-0 lead by the halftime intermission in routing Passaic Valley 48-7 in the season opener. Senior running back Skylar Amador scored on a 35-yard run and hauled in a 19—yard TD toss from junior quarterback Anthony Lovecchio to highlight the rout.

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Senior Meredith Hudson netted the first goal of the season in the first half off a feed from senior center/ forward Melanie Consiglio while senior goalie Tarryn Corrigan made three saves that made the margin stand as Ramsey defeated Wayne Valley 1-0 in field hockey. Ramsey which finished 16-4-2 in 2011, is projected to be a high-scoring team sparked by senior center/midfielder Rae Cilento and senior forward Ally Cowie. Senior back Eve DePiero will anchor the “D” unit in front of Corrigan who moves up to be the varsity goalie upon the graduation of three-year starter Rachel Moore. Ariella Omar breezed to a 6-0, 6-2 rout in the meeting of first singles players as Ramsey opened the girls’ tennis season with a 5-0 sweep of River Dell. Lauren Cangiano cruised 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles while Rachel Wheaton won 6-2, 6-3 in the third slot.

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Tony Karcich began his 28th campaign as head coach of the Green Knights on the turf where the Midshipmen of the United States Nava Academy play their home games in Annapolis, MD. Junior Mark Fossati booted the SJR into an early lead when he split the uprights from 29-yards out. SJR increased its advantage to 10-0 later in the first quarter when senior running back Jeff Farina blasted two yards into the end zone for a 10-0 lead. The advantage held until the third quarter when Good Counsel (MD) rallied with a pair of touchdowns to pull out a 14-10 triumph over the Green Knights. Adam Luna makes his debut a head coach of the SJR varsity boys’ soccer program. The Green Knights roster includes 12 returning senior veterans including last season’s leading scorer, forward A.J. Fontana. The defensive unit is manned by senior veterans Dean Gaber and Sean Knepper while the senior duo of James Malonado and Danny Rios will handle the transition in the midfield.

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Nicole Gullone snapped a scoreless deadlock with the only goal of the game in the second half as Wayne Hills opened the 2012 field hockey season with a 1-0 victory over Pompton Lakes. Stephanie Karback assisted on the goal while goalie Christina Fabiano made four saves. Scoring 14 points in all four quarters, the Patriots routed Northern Highlands 56-7 to open the 2012 gridiron campaign and the 26th and final season for Chris Olsen as head coach. His son, senior Kevin Olsen tossed TD passes of five and four yards to senior tight end Ryan Kardux and scampered 10 yards over the goal line in the second quarter before going to the sidelines with a season-ending foot injury. Senior Christian Rodriguez scored on TD runs of 15 and two yards while senior Robby Schiller ran 21 and 24 yards into the end zone.

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Second year coach Tatiana Mathelier has welcomed a talented freshmen class to interact with a small group of veteran upper class players. Senior midfielder Gabrielle Mathelier, the coach’s sister, is a gifted scorer while junior Alexa Sabba is a veteran defender and Natasha Awardi, a defensive midfielder will play in front of frosh keeper Jaide Hinds-Clark. Frosh Daniella McMahon is a talented rookie defender.

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Jose Palacios opened the 2012 soccer campaign igniting the Warriors to a 6-0 rout of Park Ridge as the junior forward recorded a hat trick effort. Palacios netted three goals and distributed an assist while Kevin Palaia, Dennis Reyes and Colin Sherman added solo goals. Senior midfielder Rikuo Nakimoto dished off three assists and senior keeper Zach Neugebauer turned aside three shots on goal to record the shutout “W” between the pipes. Trailing 12-0 after allowing a pair of second quarter six pointers, the combined Waldwick/Midland Park gridiron squad got on the board in the fourth quarter. Junior quarterback Evan Pagliei connected with junior fullback Luke Jimenez coming out of the backfield on a 30-yard TD strike to cut the deficit before Rutherford closed out an 18-6 victory in a non-divisional NJIC opening game matchup. The combined program which finished 6-4 in 2011, has only seven seniors and only two returning starters.

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Glen Rock’s Nihen Races to a Silver Medal Finish in Teterboro 5K By Dennis Wilson Glen Rock’s Robert Nihen turned in an outstanding performance racing on the runways behind a pace place as he crossed the line second in the field of 820 runners who completed the Teterboro Airport 5K Run on Saturday, July 21. The 23-year old toured the 3.1-mile course in 15:15.07 as he reeled off an average of 4:54 per mile. Hawthorne’s 21-year old Lindsey McKee was the first local distaff runner to cross the line, finishing third in the field of 323 fe-

males who completed the course. McKee, who was 57th overall, was clocked in 19:56.81 as she picked up the first place award in the women’s 20 to 24 age group. Fastest to the finish in their age divisions were Hawthorne’s 21-year old Lindsey McKee, Norwood’s 44-year old Diana Ceylan, Paramus’ 66-year old Bob Roemer, Ramsey’s 60-year old Kevin Burns, Ridgewood’s 63-year old Erika Campbell and 82-year old Toshike Delia, Ringwood’s 13year old Jared Wallace, Tenafly’s 35-year old Gemma Dunhill and

2. Robert Nihen, Glen Rock, 15:15.07; 3. Domenick D’Agostino, Wallington, 15:42.04; 4. Solomon Too, New Milford, 16:46.67; 5. Jean Mercedes, Maywood, 16:50.06; 6. Brendan Conway, Ridgefield Park, 16:51.00; 12. Alexander Anolik, Clifton, 17:30.28; 15. Tom Moore, Ringwood, 18:14.56; 19. Joe Barros, Wyckoff, 18:29.95; 22. Mark Snyder, Prospect Park, 18:33.53; 23. Benjamin Strate, Palisades Park, 18:36.81; 24. Patrick Gaughan, River Vale, 18:36.96; 27. Michael Beaudoin, Glen Rock, 18:39.73; 30. Edwin Rotich, New Milford, 18:44.54; 31. Thomas Abbate, New Milford, 18:45.00; 35. Warren O’Neill, Ridgefield Park, 18:55.10; 40. Brian Harris, Oakland, 19:10.99; 44. Joseph Diaz, Maywood, 19:28.03; 46. Hunter Wallace, Ringwood, 19:35.96; 51. Connor Gillespie, Hasbrouck Heights, 19:45.05; 52. Edward Basanti, Teaneck, 19:46.92; 54. Glenn Miller, Teaneck, 19:48.57; 56. Stephen Rutkowski, Ridgefield Park, 19:53.52; 57. Lindsey McKee, Hawthorne, 19:56.81; 58. Kevin Tiu, Dumont, 19:58.99; 60. Edgardo Villagomez, Lodi, 20:09.45; 61. Douglas Kriz, Garfield, 20:14.07; 63. Nick Pfaff, Mahwah, 20:18.58; 64. Christopher Kunkel, Oradell, 20:19.27; 66. Alan Chan, Lyndhurst 20:22.78; 67. Aaron Cohen, River Edge, 20:22.90; 69. Robert Hollis, Mah-

wah, 20:35.00; 70. Rick Anderson, Clifton, 20:39.06; 74. John Neubauer, Hackensack, 20:43.25; 75. Andrew Starjex, North Arlington, 20:47.80; 77. Robert Cebula, Hasbrouck Heights, 20:52.20; 81. David Silua, Wood-Ridge, 20:56.99; 82. Jim Olivola, Rutherford, 20:58.08; 83. Juan Guaman, Hackensack, 21:00.67; 84. Mark Frankel, Wayne, 21:05.34; 88. Mikey Portela, Paterson, 21:15.25; 92. Bob Roemer, Paramus, 21:21.13; 94. Christian Bahnsen, Ramsey, 21:22.11; 95. Scott Gastento, Bergenfield, 21:33.25; 96. George Ivaldi, Edgewater, 21:33.60; 97. Cassandra LaCorazza, Palisades Park, 21:34.95; 98. Kevin Burns, Ramsey, 21:36.69; 104. Diana Ceylan, Norwood, 21:44.29; 108. Dana White, Waldwick, 21:49.18; 111. Kaitlyn Suhhivan, Paramus, 21:54.45; 114. Gemma Dunhill, Tenafly, 22:04.29; 115. Joe Bumanlag, Paterson, 22:04.63; 116. Michael Mor, Clifton, 22:06.88; 118. Larry Kahm, Fort Lee, 22:07.78; 119. Matthew Donovan, Englewood, 22:08.87; 121. Erika Campbell, Ridgewood, 22:09.00; 122. Michael Smith, Garfield, 22:10.07; 123. Joe DiVincent, Oakland, 22:11.26; 125. Don Draper, Palisades Park, 22:13.40; 126. Joseph Han, Ridgefield, 22:13.96; 127. Nathaniel Williams, Ringwood, 22:14.58; 128. Miguel Chanto, Prospect Park, 22:17.88; 129. Desmond Francis, Paterson, 22:18.08; 132.

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year old Joe Barros. Placing third were Demarest’s 67-year old Antje Hennigs, Glen Rock’s 43-year old Michael Beaudoin, Haworth’s 37-year old Elizabeth Gatanas, Hawthorne’s 53-year old Debbie Brathwaite, Hewitt’s 62-year old Carl Rihko, Paramus’ 45-year old Pam Duke and 81-year old Walter DeSind, Ridgefield Park’s 18-year old Brendan Conway, River Vale’s 57-year old Pat Kutner-Fiume, Saddle River’s 71-year old Marilyn Garber plus Wyckoff’s 13year old Isabella Barros.

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2012 Teterboro Airport 5K Run ... continued 24:23.44; 247. Tatiana Serrao, Elmwood Park, 24:24.38; 248. William Lustig, Ringwood, 24:24.53; 253. Damian Addis, Elmwood Park, 24:28.04; 254. Cristian Rivera, Garfield, 24:28.51; 258. Maria Cirne, Lyndhurst, 24:30.07; 262. Roee Vulkan, Tenafly, 24:38.50; 265. Sara Criscuolo, Ridgefield Park, 24:40.81; 267. Stuart Rubinstein, Fair Lawn, 24:44.16; 268. Ethan Barros, Wyckoff, 24:44.24; 269. Esther Rubinstein, Fair Lawn, 24:44.47; 270. Rich Nass, Hasbrouck Heights, 24:47.06; 277. Alex Thomas, New Milford, 24:54.40; 278. William Ash, Hewitt, 24:54.52; 279. Ariel Vargas, Hawthorne, 24:55.28; 282. Louis Ficarra, Oakland, 24:57.32; 283. Gerald Quaye, East Rutherford, 25:02.15; 285. Conor McGlade, Midland Park, 25:04.45; 286. Jamie Labocki, Garfield, 25:05.60; 288. James Cimmino, Hasbrouck Heights, 25:06.51; 289. Benjamin RithNajari, Fair Lawn, 25:08.13; 290. Vincent Santan, Paterson, 25:08.86; 291. Monte Santana, Paterson, 25:09.20; 295. Andrew Donaldson, Wallington, 25:17.70; 297. Douglas Kirk, Ridgefield Park, 25:19.90; 301. Akira Kobayashi, New Milford, 25:24.47; 302. Carlos Olave, Englewood, 25:29.28; 303. Henry Cheng, Lyndhurst, 25:31.62; 304. Trish Fellner, Washington Township, 25:33.68; 305. Scott Sadlo, West Milford, 25:35.98; 306. Lenny Sinclair, Bergenfield, 25:38.15; 307. Erica Rodriguez, Englewood, 25:39.12; 310. Robert Klein, Rutherford, 25:41.35; 312. Howard Worsley, Wayne, 25:41.56; 314. Alex Wright, Glen Rock, 25:45.60; 318. Anthony Lam, Elmwood Park, 25:50.48; 320. Robert Bergamini, Fair Lawn, 25:52.49; 322. Ray Cruz, Lodi, 25:54.23; 324. Sara Badushov, Rutherford, 25:55.02; 327. Danielle Wright, Glen Rock, 25:56.18; 328. Matthew Carola, Carlstadt, 25:56.68; 330. Julia Shub, Tenafly, 25:57.09; 333. Stephen Frith, Glen Rock, 25:58.95; 335. Jessica Sarubbi, Cresskill, 26:03.70; 336. Deborah Siracuse, Leonia, 26:03.86; 339. Cami Klein, Glen Rock, 26:05.96; 340. Anna Takos, Ridgefield, 26:06.67; 341. Megan Carola, Carlstadt, 26:06.90; 342. Isabella Barros, Wyckoff, 26:07.58; 343. Mike Ling, Fort Lee, 26:07.79; 346. Brian Tyrrell, Mahwah, 26:09.67; 347. Cindy Smith, Ridgewood, 26:10.78; 348. Amanda Mcelroy, Clifton, 26:12.05; 350. Marie Guerra, River Vale, 26:12.60; 351. John Horuzy, Waldwick, 26:12.85; 352. Crescente Turingan, Totowa, 26:17.36; 353. Carmela Assoian, Waldwick, 26:18.79; 355. Angie Cervantes, Rutherford, 26:21.91; 356. Miriam Ramos, Lyndhurst, 26:22.21; 357. Joe Saley, Teaneck, 26:25.88; 358. Michael Brennan, Ridgewood, 26:26.24; 359. Stephen Jones, Mahwah, 26:26.82; 360. Jake Cooper, Emerson, 26:29.39; 367. Marlyn Valver, Kinnelon, 26:39.10; 369. Reynaldo Giraldo, Elmwood Park, 26:39.30; 370. Kevin Brennan, Ridgewood, 26:40.60; 372. Pat Kutner-fi ume, River Vale, 26:42.67; 373. Raymond Lopez, Ramsey, 26:44.40; 376. John Sigona, Paramus, 26:46.61; 378. Christina Blue, Fort Lee, 26:48.49; 382. Nadia Alvarado, Lyndhurst, 26:54.27; 383. Jim Carroll, Bogota, 26:55.12; 390. Bob Livingston, Mahwah, 27:03.34; 391. Kerry Sabino, Waldwick, 27:04.76; 392. Jonathan Shaw, Lyndhurst, 27:06.22; 393. Jennifer Roe, Lodi, 27:07.50; 394. Timothy Dawson, Paterson, 27:09.34; 396. Laurice Quiamba, Little Falls, 27:11.28; 398. Maryanne Nealan, Ridgefield Park, 27:14.53; 399. Shawn Kane, Fair Lawn, 27:14.64; 401. Peter Lomax, Lodi, 27:16.63; 402. Tom Lauerman, Rochelle Park, 27:16.77; 403. Jackie Becerra, Saddle Brook, 27:17.47; 404. editor@sportsfitnesswellness.com

Jennifer Lazzaro, Hackensack, 27:18.00; 405. Laurie Wallace, Ringwood, 27:19.32; 406. Eugene Mastaj, Passaic, 27:20.66; 407. Celefina Montaniel, Totowa, 27:22.19; 409. Kim King, Hackensack, 27:23.70; 411. Jake Ernst, East Rutherford, 27:26.01; 412. Melissa Tocci, Lodi, 27:27.66; 413. Hanaha Anowk, Clifton, 27:29.34; 415. John Puccio, River Vale, 27:30.05; 416. Ray Nugent, Wood-Ridge, 27:31.86; 417. Daniel Carabin, Mahwah, 27:32.29; 418. Marlane Romanelli, River Vale, 27:33.23; 419. Dan Stutzer, Highland Lakes, 27:34.69; 420. Robert Zettel, Elmwood Park, 27:35.41; 423. Anthony Carollo, Wyckoff, 27:37.20; 425. Mary Connolly, Ramsey, 27:38.81; 426. Danny Dimler, Lyndhurst, 27:40.27; 430. Adrien Webb, Ridgewood, 27:43.86; 432. Tom Risseeuw, Wyckoff, 27:44.48; 435. Collette Frasse, Park Ridge, 27:46.53; 436. Angelo Calabrese, North Arlington, 27:47.05; 437. David Boemo, Upper Saddle River, 27:48.76; 438. Kyle Boemo, Upper Saddle River, 27:49.06; 442. Mike Furst, Little Ferry, 27:51.20; 443. Gina Monahan, Hawthorne, 27:51.30; 444. Keri Laforge, Garfield, 27:51.37; 446. Patricia Sosnowski, Wood-Ridge, 27:52.95; 447. Tom Kallman, Franklin Lakes, 27:56.66; 449. Tara Rutkowski, Ridgefield Park, 28:03.10; 450. Kasandra Nichols, Kinnelon, 28:03.45; 451. Amit Levran, Tenafly, 28:06.46; 455. Hasan Hammad, Hackensack, 28:07.51; 456. Al Swan, Clifton, 28:07.53; 457. Janine Dunleavy, Leonia, 28:07.86; 458. Ron Shepherd, Hillsdale, 28:08.16; 459. Justin Horuzy, Waldwick, 28:11.65; 462. Nella Kovalenko, Rutherford, 28:13.85; 465. Alissa Stoever, Mahwah, 28:20.22; 467. Bobby Tommaney, Ramsey, 28:24.97; 468. Lucy Bates, Hasbrouck Heights, 28:25.16; 470. Peter Carson, Old Tappan, 28:29.40; 474. Maurice Glasser, Fair Lawn, 28:35.99; 475. Marilyn Eisser, Fair Lawn, 28:36.59; 477. Jose Diaz, Maywood, 28:37.33; 478. Tammy Stewman, Wood-Ridge, 28:38.43; 479. Dan Boyer, Haworth, 28:38.74; 480. Ralph Perrotti, Bogota, 28:39.44; 483. Steve Kampschmidt, Franklin Lakes, 28:42.16; 484. Sam Leon, Englewood, 28:43.61; 486. Jeannie Kim, Fort Lee, 28:47.17; 489. Lou Bertolotti, Tenafly, 28:49.26; 491. Gail Warshaw, Demarest, 28:51.91; 493. Gary Anolik, Clifton, 28:53.71; 496. Kelsey Williams, Saddle Brook, 28:54.72; 497. Amy Fischer, Dumont, 28:54.81; 500. Eugene Walker, Park Ridge, 28:59.13; 501. Natalie Nashold, Waldwick, 28:59.87; 504. Dennis Gorski, Allendale, 29:04.03; 505. Tracy Schoenberg, Oradell, 29:04.70; 506. Kimberly Johnson, Bergenfield, 29:06.42; 507. Thomas Flaim, Leonia, 29:06.44; 511. Patricio Gonzalez, Lyndhurst, 29:08.70; 515. Cyvonne More, Paterson, 29:14.63; 520. Eileen Sirois, Washington Township, 29:21.36; 521. Valentina Khadkevich, Clifton, 29:21.74; 524. Robert Davis, North Arlington, 29:25.97; 526. Caitlyn Tuchler, Fair Lawn, 29:30.09; 528. Susan MacDonald, Clifton, 29:31.05; 533. Kristen Johnson, Waldwick, 29:42.66; 536. Lynn Kassai, Fair Lawn, 29:45.77; 537. Loren Sagun, Fair Lawn, 29:46.17; 538. John Alex, Haworth, 29:47.13; 539. Kimberly Schiro, Lyndhurst, 29:47.31; 543. Sakao Kono, Teaneck, 29:51.82; 544. Keenan McAuliffe, Ho-Ho-Kus, 29:52.46; 545. Mark Solimando, Haworth, 29:53.50; 546. Vincent Mamone, Rutherford, 29:53.82; 547. Margy McCabe, Pompton Lakes, 29:54.08; 548. Nick Puccio, Waldwick, 29:54.36; 549. Dennis Conway, Fort Lee, 29:55.03; 550. Rita Shuey, Wallington, 29:56.60; 551. Cesar Sanchez, Lodi, 29:59.03; 552. Rod Wilbur, Little Ferry, 30:02.15; 553. Justin Griffing, Maywood, 30:03.16; 555. Vanessa Solano, Lyndhurst, 30:03.62; 556. Bobby Pierro, Wood-Ridge, 30:03.87; 558. Alli-

son Hammond, Midland Park, 30:07.26; 559. Julio Becerra, Saddle Brook, 30:07.76; 564. Mike Hoffman, South Hackensack, 30:12.92; 565. Francisco Gajardo, Cliffside Park, 30:18.31; 570. Tom Tuchler, Fair Lawn, 30:26.87; 571. Robert Dressler, Waldwick, 30:28.94; 572. Robert Dresslin, Waldwick, 30:29.31; 574. Jacqueline Kim, Closter, 30:31.98; 575. Connie Munoz, Hackensack, 30:34.41; 576. Kelly Letavish, Mahwah, 30:34.46; 577. Earl Maramba, North Arlington, 30:36.10; 578. John Cooper, Emerson, 30:36.28; 582. Neil Charlery, Maywood, 30:44.69; 584. Philip Lee, Englewood Cliff, 30:45.43; 587. Daisy Reynoso, Teaneck, 30:52.81; 588. Sandra Bleckman, Norwood, 30:53.22; 589. Brie Bussanich, Bogota, 30:53.78; 590. Terry Bacola, North Arlington, 30:53.92; 594. Dino Carabin, Mahwah, 30:59.34; 598. Charlotte Reeves, Carlstadt, 31:16.50; 601. Brian Capozzi, Fair Lawn, 31:21.89; 602. Rosanna Molinaro, North Haledon, 31:23.69; 603. Tana Hintz, Tenafly, 31:23.84; 605. Junjie Guan, Tenafly, 31:24.35; 606. Alison Hine, Lyndhurst, 31:24.44; 607. Linda Kruger, Wood-Ridge, 31:25.30; 608. Jason Porod, Mahwah, 31:26.40; 609. Lisa Wrede, Glen Rock, 31:27.69; 610. Charlene Labenda, Waldwick, 31:29.58; 611. Meghan Callen, Ridgewood, 31:30.53; 612. Jennifer Weinkauff, Waldwick, 31:30.68; 613. Michael Russell, Park Ridge, 31:32.37; 614. Patricia Demmie, Clifton, 31:34.25; 615. Lisa Platt, Hasbrouck Heights, 31:35.22; 617. Jennifer Tota, River Edge, 31:36.51; 619. Jane Solley, Allendale, 31:42.54; 620. Ed Ament, Little Falls, 31:42.70; 621. Simman Wong, Fort Lee, 31:43.45; 623. Stephen Pruzinsky, Garfield, 31:51.56; 627. Lauren Bacola, North Arlington, 31:58.01; 629. Lisa Sim, Allendale, 32:00.29 10:18; 630. Ricardo Pulido, Cliffside Park, 32:00.97; 633. Ronald Debcruz, Little Ferry, 32:08.69; 635. Rosa Parillo, Carlstadt, 32:12.57; 636. Jerry Dalce, Hackensack, 32:14.10; 637. Patricia Garcia, Waldwick, 32:15.32; 638. Daniel Sollitti, Wood-Ridge, 32:16.34; 640. Seung Burns, Moonachie, 32:18.75; 642. Josie Carson, Old Tappan, 32:22.84; 643. Laura Kasa, Franklin, 32:22.92; 644. Jeffrey Kassover, Pompton Lakes, 32:25.50; 645. Susan Wacyra, Lodi, 32:26.16; 648. Christina Hicks, Hawthorne, 32:34.20; 649. Victoria Vargas, Hawthorne, 32:34.32; 650. Jessica Pages, Clifton, 32:39.07; 651. Jeffrey Wrede, Glen Rock, 32:42.93; 653. Katie Fontana, Saddle Brook, 32:46.83; 654. Marbelly Polanco, Garfield, 32:47.52; 655. Stephanie Cimmino, Wyckoff, 32:48.28; 656. Debby Sauter, Rutherford, 32:58.29; 657. Cheryl Moses, Wyckoff, 33:00.36; 658. Settimo Guttilla, Elmwood Park, 33:00.74; 660. Sean Hopkins, Clifton, 33:05.88; 661. Scott Mancini, Emerson, 33:06.15; 462. Eugene Kosmark, Old Tappan, 33:11.02; 663. Antje Hennigs, Demarest, 33:15.99; 664. Young Adams, East Rutherford, 33:16.73; 666. Joan Ferreira, Elmwood Park, 33:17.77; 667. Alexis Fradkin-Connor, Northvale, 33:18.81; 671. George Russell, Park Ridge, 33:33.63; 672. Joy Castelli, Cliffside Park, 33:35.27; 675. Adolfo Jimenez, Cliffside Park, 33:39.21; 676. Maria Lerman, Woodcliff Lake, 33:39.23; 679. Jennifer Harms, Wayne, 33:40.14; 681. Maria Gougausis, Wayne, 33:42.69; 682. Lisa Eurive, Wayne, 33:42.73; 683. Joanne Albanese, River Edge, 33:43.49; 684. Tara Ficarra, Oakland, 33:47.27; 686. Keri Tone, Waldwick, 33:50.52; 687. Daniel Lee, Leonia, 33:52.20; 690. Jacqueline Goldberg, Englewood, 33:59.22; 692. Kelly McMillan, Paterson, 34:22.79; 693. John West, Totowa, 34:23.05; 694. Cesare Sottile, Maywood, 34:23.63; 695. Kara Lindner, Waldwick, 34:23.69; 696. Sergey Honi-

yan, Elmwood Park, 34:23.97; 697. Tom Toronto, Leonia, 34:26.89; 698. Casey Borbely, Oak Ridge, 34:28.40; 699. Tiffany Lim, Norwood, 34:32.86; 701. Marissa Garcia, Bergenfield, 34:39.74; 702. Claudia Cubillas, Leonia, 34:40.93; 703. Gio Cubillas, Leonia, 34:41.06; 704. Renee Melleno, Lyndhurst, 34:47.27; 705. Christine Melleno, Lyndhurst, 34:47.35; 706. Michelle Giampaglia, Waldwick, 34:55.57; 707. Rebecca Wiechman, Wayne, 34:59.38; 708. Alexandra Bru, Ridgewood, 35:01.23; 709. Phuntso Samphol, Elmwood Park, 35:09.13; 710. Lisa Ference, Hawthorne, 35:12.16; 711. Eugene O’Neill, East Rutherford, 35:12.47; 713. Cara Chang, Clifton, 35:20.27; 714. Danielle Derasadour, Fair Lawn, 35:21.40; 716. Cristina Pagan, Paterson, 35:24.12; 717. Anthony Slaughter, Englewood, 35:27.96; 718. Tina-louise Dowd, Hasbrouck Heights, 35:29.23; 719. Rosa Farina, Carlstadt, 35:33.07; 723. Maria Zodiaco, North Arlington, 35:53.80; 724. Jessica Sanchez-Myser, Lyndhurst, 35:56; 726. Robert Gail, Little Falls, 36:00.43; 727. Colin Hanley, Wallington, 36:03.03; 728. Delores Connors, Bergenfield, 36:08.98; 729. Harriet Sottile, Maywood, 36:10.99; 732. Jennifer Williams, Englewood, 36:18.17; 733. Michele Zic, Rutherford, 36:23.88; 734. Adam Greenspan, Fair Lawn, 36:30.85; 735. Xvan Lin, Fair Lawn, 36:30.90; 737. Tara Waszut, Clifton, 36:52.07; 738. Naomi Ono, Waldwick, 36:53.11; 741. Karen ValdezGonzalez, Paterson, 37:05.20; 746. Natsuki Orita, Fort Lee, 37:43.46; 747. Yuki Orita, Fort Lee, 37:43.48; 748. Gary Rokoszak, North Arlington, 37:48.45; 749. Kathleen Rokoszak, North Arlington, 37:48.55; 750. Priscilla Boggia, Leonia, 37:59.04; 751. Maria Altomare, Weehawken, 38:00.90; 752. Kimberly Phillips, Clifton, 38:06.23; 753. Ameni Carpizo, Teaneck, 38:06.69; 754. Michele Ettz, Lodi, 38:09.34; 755. Roxana Hom, Waldwick, 38:09.69; 756. Lisa Kilgallen, Waldwick, 38:09.77; 757. Joseph Chang, Clifton, 38:12.51; 758. Allison Beckley, New Milford, 38:14.54; 759. Norma Calabrese, North Arlington, 38:22.21; 761. Marilyn Garber, Saddle River, 38:43.16; 762. Kyle Weldon, Waldwick, 38:43.45; 763. Kristina Weldon, Waldwick, 38:43.82; 764. Jasmin Crespo, Woodland Park, 38:49.95; 766. Ann Pruzinsky, Garfield, 39:10.82; 767. Mike Pruzinsky, Garfield, 39:10.93; 768. Mark Perrone, Oakland, 39:11.90; 769. Wandy Principe-Bush, Clinton, 39:20.50; 771. Victoria Shaw, Lyndhurst, 39:27.76 12:42; 780. Elaine Alaiso-Cabral, Hackensack, 40:55.75; 781. Arlene Jimenez, Edgewater, 40:55.83; 782. Adriana Rivera, South Hackensack, 40:57.17; 783. Peter Capuano, Ho-Ho-Kus, 40:58.43; 784. Dyan Moore, Carlstadt, 41:11.41; 786. Frank Davide, Riverdale, 41:25.14; 787. Lillian Clark, Riverdale, 41:25.18; 790. Christine Gagliardo, Emerson, 41:33.60; 791. Terrence O’Reilly, Fort Lee, 41:41.37; 792. Justin Dressler, Waldwick, 41:46.85; 793. Monica Dressler, Waldwick, 41:47.25; 796. Theresa Verhaalen, Rutherford 42:06.29; 798. Rosanne Hammad, Hackensack, 43:08.22; 800. Tawana Clarrett, Saddle Brook, 43:43.65; 802. Marianne McCabe, Pompton Lakes, 45:03.09; 804. Walter Desind, Paramus, 45:58.33; 805. Eileen Fuentes, Lodi, 46:21.90; 806. Harry Alkire, Wallington, 47:22.33; 812. Toshike Delia, Ridgewood, 49:13.86; 813. Michael Papadopoulos, Ridgefield, 50:30.87; 814. Vickie Rokkos, Ridgefield, 50:31.16; 818. Eve DiDomenico, Paramus, 51:45.69; 820. Marie Addis, Elmwood Park, 53:34.31 page 27


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TRAVEL TEAMS: US Soccer Federation Continues to Make Life Difficult for HS Soccer Players “The Sports Edge” with Rick Wolff can be listened to every Sunday morning from 8am to 9am on Sportsradio 66 WFAN.

By Rick Wolff I had discussed this issue back in January and February of this year, and it was a serious issue then. Now, this issue only continues to spread, this time to Long Island, which is a long-time hot bed of excellent high school soccer.

In short, the US Soccer Federation, one of the nation’s leading travel programs, is insisting that talented high school soccer players make a choice: either play with us, or play with your HS varsity team… but you can’t do both. Here’s the problem. There’s no real good reason why

USSF should be forcing kids into this dilemma. Sure, we all know that college coaches recruit only from travel teams and showcases, but to make a kid walk away from his HS team and buddies for an extra 10 weeks of soccer? C’mon. That’s not only not fair, but it’s also wrong. Dick Hogan, my guest this AM, is a long-time high school and college soccer coach on LI, and he was outraged by this mandate. Already high school programs are losing top players because of this. Then, Matt Allen, the highlysuccessful soccer coach at Byram Hills HS in Armonk, NY, called and complained about it. Byram Hills is losing two top players…Mamaroneck HS is losing five. And of course, it’s all being done in the pursuit of trying to gain a partial scholarship for college soccer. There are, of course, no guarantees here. USSF doesn’t guarantee anything more than each kid on its roster will get 25% playing time in a game. That

same kid on his high school team would play 100% of the game. Plus, of course, there are no guarantees of athletic scholarships. And of course, a kid also has to pay hundreds of dollars to play on a USSF team. To me, I just find this entire situation totally outrageous. Sure, the USSF people feel that an extra 10 weeks of training will help the American boys reach the Olympics in soccer. I’m not sure I buy into that. Besides, the American female soccer players didn’t seem to have any problem in being competitive, and of course, winning the gold in London. As of right now, the USSF doesn’t have the same mandate for HS girls. It’s hard enough being a kid playing sports these days. Why does the USSF have to make it that much more difficult? Printed by permission from Askcoachwolff.com – the blog of sports parenting expert Rick Wolff.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ (Mennen Sports Arena) July 21st & 22nd, 2012 — American Eagle MMA entered four competitors in the Grappler’s Quest National Submission Fighting and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships. Two of the four that competed brought home Gold Medals. The Father & Son team of Dan & AJ Lonksi of Ho-Ho-Kus both secured Gold Medals in their competitions. Even though it was the first Submission Fighting tournament for the pair, they both bested their tough opponents. Congratulations!

Other team members that competed but did not place were Zack Fox from Upper Saddle River and Badar Kohkar from Allendale also competed for the first time after only 5 weeks of training at the AEMMA Academy. They both showed well and eventually lost to the second and first place winner respectively. All of the students are looking forward to the next competition in September. For information on BJJ, Submission Fighting, Self Defense or Kettlebell Classes call 201-612-1429 or visit www. americaneaglemma.com.

Master Phil Ross with Dan Lonski (above) and A.J. Lonski (below) after their gold medal performances at Grappler’s Quest.

Tips for Better Communication with Your Teen Contributed by Huntington Learning Center

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington Good communication with your teen about school issues can make your job as a parent much easier. However, if you and your teen seem to have a disconnect, perhaps it’s time to explore how you can communicate more effectively about school and other things. Here are several tips that will benefit your relationship with your teen: Try not to make every conversation about school. School and learning should be a top priority at home, but remember that grilling your teen about homework, grades and studying at every opportunity is likely to cause him or her to retreat. Every conversation does not have to result in a lesson about the importance of school. Talk with your teen for the sake of conversation. Express an interest in his or her life outside of school.

Strive for more positive interactions than negative ones. Avoid backhanded compliments or praise followed by criticism. For example, when your teen completes his or her homework or chores without frequent reminders, resist the urge to point out how he or she didn’t do so the night before. Find kind and constructive ways to mention areas of improvement, and be sure that a majority of your conversations with your teen are affable. Listen, listen. Practice active listening without interrupting or being too quick to interpret your teen’s thoughts and feelings. Doing so will make your teen feel valued and respected and more likely to open up about school or other issues. Try not to overload your teen with advice; instead be a sounding board first. Make your teen feel comfortable talking to you. Recognize that your teen is growing up. Many teens feel re-

sentful when parents treat them like children, telling them what to do and how to do it and trying to control their every move. Extend your teen trust, but be clear that you expect him or her to earn that trust. Let him or her make decisions when appropriate, and if mistakes are made, don’t rub his or her nose in them. Instead, let your teen know that mistakes are to be learned from. Respect your teen as you want to be respected. Treating your teen with respect means never dismissing his or her opinions, even if you don’t agree with them. It means talking to him or her in a way that is polite and caring, not judgmental. Your teen is growing up and changing, and though it may be tempting to pry into his or her life, respect the fact that he or she needs privacy. Just as you want respect from your teen, he or she wants and deserves your respect, too.

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Your role as a parent is evolving, and at times it may be difficult to know how to maintain good communication with your teen as he or she moves toward independence and adulthood. Developing an open relationship will take continued focus, but remember that the steps you take to strengthen that bond today will give your teen the support he or she needs and set the foundation for your future relationship. Dr. Raymond J. Huntington and Eileen Huntington are cofounders of Huntington Learning Center, which has been helping children succeed in school for more than 30 years. For more information about Huntington, call 1-800 CAN LEARN. For more information about Huntington Learning Center, please contact Sena Salloum, Huntington Learning Center of Ridgewood, (201) 447-1200 or salloums@ hlcmail.com. page 29

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Paramus’ Robertson Named CAA Rookie of the Week By Dennis Wilson Paramus’ John Robertson, a Villanova University redshirt freshman quarterback, has been selected the Colonial Athletic Association’s Rookie of the Week. Robertson earns the honor for his play in Saturday’s 28-13 win over Fordham. Robertson made his first career start against Fordham and completed 8-of-17 for 78 yards and a touchdown to go with 46 yards rushing and a score. Robertson had 93 yards rushing, but his net total was reduced to 46 due to three Fordham sacks. His first career touchdown throw came on a 25-yard strike to Norman

White in the first quarter. Mahwah’s Patrick Murray, a senior punter/place kicker for Fordham has been named the Patriot League’s Special Teams Player of the Week. A 5-7. 160pound graduate of Don Bosco Prep, Murray receives his second straight Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honor for his effort in Fordham’s 28-13 loss to Villanova on Saturday. He made a pair of second-quarter field goals from 50 and 37 yards out, the first coming just two yards shy of the Patriot League record he set last week. Murray punted five times for a 44.0 average and also gained 25 yards on a

Wyckoff’s Mosca Fires 74 to Win Super-Seniors By Bryan Wasyluk Peter Mosca of Wyckoff claimed the first place trophy in the Super-Senior Men’s Division for 72 and older at the 2012 Bergen Men’s and Ladies’ Senior Golf Championships contested at the Rockleigh Golf Club. Mosca, who finished in the top five in 2011, carded an 18-hole round of 74 to win by six strokes. Closter’s built up a five stroke advantage to win the women’s division with an 82 while defending champion Nancy page 30

Vasile of Paramus placed fifth a 94. Wyckoff’s Gary Franci captured the overall individual title when he posted a round of 71. Bergenfield’s Donald Kerwin, the defending champion, shot a 78 for the runnerup slot in the pre-senior men’s division. Most golfers never experience the thrill of a hole-in-one in a lifetime. Spencer Shih not only aced the 136-yard fifth hole at the Alpine Country Club on August 29th, but three days later using the same nine-iron, Shih did a repeat, dropping his tee shot into the same ninth hole.

fake punt that set up Fordham’s first-quarter touchdown. Montvale’s Dan Avento, a junior middle linebacker for Montclair State University, was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording 15 tackles in MSU’s 16-7 non-conference road loss at Salve Regina. His team-high tackle total included five solo stops and two tackles for a loss. Avento and two other former Bergen County gridiron standouts have been named to the NCAA Division III Northeastern Region pre-season All Star Team selected by USA Football News. The selections are made by a panel that includes college coaches, Sports Information Directors, pro scouts, certified player’s agents, members of the national football media including the Metropolitan New York Football Writers, New England Football Writers Association and Football Writers of America Association as well as the staff of USA College Football News. Representing the New Jersey Athletic Conference besides Avento is senior Dawyrs German of William Paterson University. The New England Football Conference is represented by Glen Rock’s Paul Melicharek of Bridgewater State University/MA. German, a 5-10, 195-pound senior running back from North

Arlington, topped the Pioneers in scoring in 2011, reaching the end zone 10 times, eight on rushes and two on TD pass receptions. He toted the pigskin 160 times, churning our 1,079 yards rushing and hauled in six aerials for 67 yards. Melicharek, a 5-10, 255pound senior defensive tackle for the Bears started all 10 games. He ranked second on the team in tackled with 46, 3 of which solo hits. He recorded 10 tackles for losses, registered a forced fumble and had one quarterback sack. As seniors, German and Melicharek are eligible to participate in the 2013 Hansen Bowl, the only post-season small college all-star event that is recognized by the national sports media and the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. Along with the Senior Bowl and East West Shrine Game which are targeted to NCAA Division I seniors, it is the only other post-season game that is compliant with the American Football Coaches Association and NCAA regulations and is recognized by the AFL, CFL, IFL and NFL. Franklin & Marshall was blanked for the first time in 46 games as Muhlenberg shut down the Diplomats, 21-0. Cresskill’s Brendan Wengerter, a linebacker for the Mules registered six tackles and picked off an interception.

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2012 BERGEN MENS’ AND LADIES’ SENIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS Ladies

Senior Men (62-71)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7T. 7T. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3T. 3T. 5. 6T. 6T. 8. 9T. 9T.

Sarah Choi (Closter) 82 Marcia Policastri (Ramsey) 87 Phyllis Johnson (Westwood) 87 Youngi Kim (Closter) 91 Nancy Vasile (Paramus) 94 Eleanor Berry (Hackensack) 95 Joan Goldman (Ramsey) 100 Gail Psirogianes (Oakland) 100 Madeleine Herbert (Teaneck) 110 Alicia Nashino (Cresskill) 119

Roger Wendt (River Vale) 80 Ken MacDonald (Glen Rock) 81 Terry Fitzpatrick (Wyckoff) 82 Bob Kirshenbaum (Closter) 82 Jim Miller (Park Ridge) 84 Arthur Baris (Englewood Cliffs) 85 Richard Tucker (Tenafly) 85 Everett Bonan (Allendale) 86 Lawrence Hunt (Dumont) 88 James Paterson (Paterson) 88

Super-Senior Men (72 & Older)

Pre-Senior Men (50-61)

1. 2T. 2T. 4. 5T. 5T. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. Brice Jones (Paramus) 77 2. Donald Kerwin (Bergenfield) 78 3. John Bakelaar (Pompton Lks) 78 4. Paul Van Laere (Glen Rock) 78 5. Jim Corcoran (Allendale) 81 6. Chris Stephan (Pompton Lks) 82 7T. Joe Branda (Ramsey) 83 7T. Gene Caruso (Washington Twp) 80 9T. Erwin Wong (Hewitt) 63 10T. Peter Barba (River Vale) 84 10T. Gary Zimick (Edgewater) 85

Peter Mosca (Wyckoff) 74 Dick Altschul (Hackensack) 80 Bill Gerhardt (Franklin Lakes) 80 Jerry Fine (Fort Lee) 81 Jim Corbett (Maywood) 83 Jesus Ruiz (Ridgefield Park) 83 Pat Sfarra (Teaneck) 85 Arthur DiStatis (Park Ridge) 86 Terry DelFico (Paramus) 87 Louis Castellitto (Hasb Hts) 88

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