Saturday, June 15, 2013
Six graduating seniors are committed to play at East Coast schools next year.
Congratulations to the Mahwah High School senior football players who have committed to play football in college. They were photographed in their new team shirts. They are: The above photo and information was submitted to Patch by reader Pam Stetson. Got something to submit? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The 31st annual swimming, cycling, and foot race will be held Saturday morning.
Though no township roadways will be closed, local officials say residents should look out this Saturday for participants of the Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Triathlon, which has part of its course going through Mahwah. "The triathlon only travels through Mahwah for a short distance, Pulis Ave to Campgaw Road to Campgaw Reservation then back to Campgaw Road to Pulis," Mahwah Police Chief Jim Batelli said. "This portion of the route is in the middle, so the crowd is usually thinned out and Campgaw Road is a wide road at that point. We assign a [police] car to monitor the traffic, but we do not anticipate any road closings." Lots of locals, including many from Mahwah, are expected to participate in the 31st annual triathalon this year. Race …
Thursday, June 13, 2013
After a mess of a season, the Jets look to move forward with the right signal caller. Who do you think is the better option this season?
Practice makes perfect, and if you take a look at the Jets’ performance last season, they need a lot of practice. But don't fear Jets fans, Gang Green is already on the practice field at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park. Hundreds of fans attended the team's mini-camp Tuesday and got a good look at the Jets' current quarterback competition. While projected starter Mark Sanchez was throwing a pass, a Jets fan could be heard saying, “he looks good out there, he is in control,” while another muttered, “False leadership.” Draft pick Geno Smith and Sanchez took turns running the offense, but pay no mind to the order in which the names are written. Geno looked good and was putting the ball on the money but Sanchez was much…
Monday, June 10, 2013
PJ Cerreto is set to start his Major League Baseball career.
A former Ramapo College star baseball player has been drafted to the major leagues. According to a release from the school’s athletics department, PJ Cerreto, a pitcher from Paramus who graduated last spring, was drafted Saturday by the Cincinnati Reds. Cerreto "was drafted in the 40th round of the Major League Baseball draft [Saturday]," Ramapo’s Director of Sports Information, Rachel Pinton, announced in a release. According to the release, the draft pick is a right-handed pitcher. Cerreto finished his senior season with a 2-1 record on the mound. He recorded a 2.72 ERA in six appearances, and 60 strikeouts in 39.2 innings pitched, the release said. Ramapo College reps said this weekend they do not have much more information about …
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Thunderbirds' bid to defend NJSIAA Group 2 baseball title falls short.
Bases loaded. No outs. Time running out. It's the kind of situation that can make or break any baseball team. After powering through the opposition in the NJSIAA baseball tournament, Mahwah appeared poised to break open a close game, just as it had done in five previous games. But just when they needed them most, the Thunderbirds' potent bats deserted them and Cinnaminson went on to a 2-1 victory to unseat the defending Group 2 champions at Toms River High School South yesterday. "I'll take that situation (bases loaded with no outs) every time," Mahwah coach Jeff Remo said. "It just didn't happen for us." Much of that was due to the pitching of Cinnaminson's John Bednarek. After Mahwah (27-4) loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth …
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Baseball, softball state championship games postponed to Sunday.
Update: Friday 1:30 p.m. There has been no announcement of changes to the Tournament of Champions lacrosse games at Kean University on Saturday night. This is the new softball and baseball schedule for Sunday as released by the NJSIAA: Baseball Softball --- Update: Friday 1:10 p.m. At the moment the Lacrosse Tournament of Champions finals at Kean University are still on as scheduled. Baseball and softball games have been pushed to Sunday. A confirmed schedule has not yet been released. It looks as if games will take place in the same order at the same locations. Times may be adjusted. Check back with Patch for an updated schedule. ---Original Post--- Spring sports for New Jersey's high schools are winding down but not before champions …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Youth players, Varsity players, and their families were out Wednesday night celebrating the township's lacrosse program.
A few hundred lacrosse players, their coaches, families, and fans gathered at Continental Soldiers Park Wednesday evening for the lacrosse program's annual Family Night. The event includes bounce houses, lacrosse practices, a DJ, and ceremonial “passing of the torch,” games in which eighth grade players graduating from the youth program scrimmage against high school players. The Mahwah Lacrosse program has grown to hundreds of participants since its formation in 2003. Submit your questions or news tips to email@example.com. And, remember to sign up for Patch's daily newsletter, and get updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Giants Coach Tom Coughlin and players David Wilson, Cory Webster, Chris Snee, and Mark Herzlich headlined a fundraiser for former NFL player Frank Chamberlin.
The New York Giants appeared at the Wyckoff YMCA Wednesday evening at a benefit for resident Frank Chamberlin, a New Jersey native and former NFL linebacker battling cancer. Chamberlin, a Mahwah High School graduate, played for five years in the NFL before being diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Drafted by the Tennessee Titans out of Boston College in 2002, he went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans. Brian Saxton, a former Giant and Boston College alum, reached out to the YMCA about two months ago to organize the fundraiser, and his connections with the NFL team helped to arrange the appearance of the football stars Wednesday. "There's a bond," Saxton said. "Frank grew up in New …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Mahwah Varsity Baseball team will take on the Cinnaminson Pirates in the Group 2 State Finals.
In 2012, the Mahwah Thunderbirds Baseball team made history when it won the district’s first-ever state championship. This weekend, the team will have the chance to do it again. According to a report from NorthJersey.com, the T-Birds beat Lyndhurst 8-3 in the state semi-finals game Tuesday. The keys to winning the game, the report said, were good hitting, putting the ball in play, and taking advantage of Lyndhurst errors. This Saturday, the team will head to Toms River to defend their Group 2 State Championship title. The Mahwah team is made up of largely the same roster that clinched the title last year, NorthJersey.com reported. According to NJ.com, the team is set to take on the Cinnaminson Pirates in the championship game at 11 a.m. …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The last time the Mahwah Boys Tennis team won the distinction was 1980.
Mahwah spring sports teams are in the midst of a winning streak. For the victorious group of Mahwah tennis players who clinched a state sectional championship late last month, the win was historic. According to Mahwah Athletic Director Roger Pelletier, three MHS Varsity teams won state sectional championships over the past two weeks – the boys baseball team, girls softball team, and boys tennis team. While the baseball and softball teams prepped for state semi-final games Tuesday, the tennis team is still reeling from its May 20 win. According to the team’s coach, Mahwah Phys Ed teacher Jason Schmitt, the team’s state sectional championship is only the second in the district’s history. The last was in 1980, making this team’s win the first…