Thursday, May 23, 2013
The junior varsity Thunderbirds capped a 20-4 season with a 5-1 championship win.
The Mahwah JV T-Birds ended an standout 20-4 season with their first JV county championship on Wednesday. The Tri-Conference JV Invitational featured 16 teams from the Big North, NJAC, and SEC. Mahwah defeated Indian Hills, Hackensack, Wayne Valley, and Paramus in order to successfully complete their season. It is the first time a JV team from Mahwah has won 20 games in a season. Check out the following recap of Wednesday's championship game sent to Mahwah Patch by the proud parents of the Mahwah Baseball Program: The T-Birds struck first in the first inning when Rob Giannantonio led off with a walk to start the game and starting pitcher Tom Kessler got an RBI infield single, scoring Giannantonio after Michael Yorio laid down a sacrifice …
Thursday is the last day to register for the league.
Anyone looking to lace up their cleats for the Mahwah Adult Soccer League needs to sign up by Thursday. According to one of the team captains Anthony Chuck, residents can sign up to play in the league online, or at the township Recreation Building on East Ramapo Avenue from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. “We had a great season last year, the adult soccer program in Mahwah was very popular,” he said. “We had over 100 players on 10 teams last season.” This year, the league is looking to replicate its success. For a $40 registration fee, applicants are placed on teams that spread talent and experience equally throughout the league, Chuck said. Teams play 7-on-7 games twice a week from June through August. Chuck said there are three reasons most people …
Mahwah is set to host its 24th annual fishing contest this weekend.
Mahwah’s youngest anglers can prepare for a day of competitive fishing this Saturday. According to a release from the township Rec Department, which runs the event each year, the event is planned to start at 10 a.m. at Silver Creek Pond, at the intersection of Airmont Avenue and Airmount Road. The 24th annual contest is open to residents ages 5 through 13, and is catch and release only. Prizes will be awarded to contestants for both amount of fish caught, and size of fish caught. Get more information on the township website. Submit your questions or news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, remember to sign up for Patch's daily newsletter, and get updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tom Coughlin, Mark Herzlich and Chris Snee are scheduled to appear at a benefit for Mahwah grad Frank Chamberlin.
A group of New York Giants will be in the area next month to rally for a fellow NFL player battling brain cancer. Tom Coughlin, Head Coach of the NY Giants and Big Blue players Mark Herzlich and Chris Snee will be at the Wyckoff Family YMCA on Wednesday, June 5. The three will be part of a VIP “Meet and Greet,” happening from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Frank Chamberlin and his family. Frank is a Mahwah High School graduate, Wyckoff resident, and former NFL player who was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare form of brain cancer, last year. According to the release from the Y, the Meet and Greet will feature an "intimate reception," and photo ops with Tom, Mark, Chris, and other NY Giants players. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Try-outs for Fall's travel teams start Friday.
School isn’t even out yet, but athletes in Mahwah are already prepping for the fall soccer season. The Mahwah Raiders are hosting in-person try-out sessions for different age groups starting this Friday, and running through next week. The league, which is made up of 15 travel teams and a Kinderkicker program for younger players, boasts professional trainers, competitive tournaments, and over 225 participants. Registration for try-outs is online. Get more information in the attached flier. 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.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The entrepreneur says the NFL-registered league will be open to first graders through adults who want to play.
A Mahwah entrepreneur has started a new league that he says will help fill a void in the Bergen County sports scene. Carl Susini, who has lived in Mahwah with his wife since 2004, was a coach in the Mahwah Youth Football League for eight years before serving as president of the Bergen Passaic Youth Football League. Though Susini and his wife could not have any children, he says the impact youth sports had on him as a child prompted him to become involved in the existing programs in the township, and create something new. “I remember the experience I got,” he said. “It was not only educational, I learned things that were really life-changing. I want to be able to help give kids that.” In 2010, Susini founded Youth Sports World, a sports …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Don Bosco pulled ahead and away from Bergen County in the third quarter to win their second consecutive county title.
The Don Bosco Ironmen outscored the Bergen Catholic Crusaders 5-1 in the third quarter of the finals in the Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament. That scoring outburst made all the difference and propelled the Ironmen to a 10-6 victory and their second straight Bergen County championship. The Ironmen had a rough go of it in the first half. Bergen Catholic goalie Matt Pedrick was on point early on and held the Ironmen to just three first-half goals. “They came out playing hard. We were struggling with our shots and their goalie played really well," said Don Bosco captain Teddy Sisco-Tolomeo. Don Bosco looked like a different team in the second half. They came out very aggressive, snatched control of the game and never looked back. "In the …