Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Can-Am League pro team to play rival Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona as they hit the 2013 season.
After leading the Can-Am League in attendance in 2012 with 161,375 fans at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, the Rockland Boulders are getting set to kick off the 2013 season. Among the highlights on this year’s schedule, the Boulders will be opening the season at home for the first time when the Newark Bears visit Provident Bank Park on Thursday, May 16. The 7 p.m. game will be followed by the first Fireworks Extravaganza of the new season and the regular fireworks schedule will include most Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the year. Other recurring dates on the schedule are the Friday Night Boulder Bash, featuring dollar beers, and Sunday Family Day, with kids running the bases after the game, presented by Sports Authority. Highlighting …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Center tells SI.com in first-person account he "didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.”
Former New Jersey Nets center Jason Collins, who played for six seasons with the team including a championship run in the 2002-03 season, revealed he was gay in a soon-to-be published story. Collins said in a first-person account in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated posted on SI.com that he “didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.” He tells the magazine, “I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.” In the story, Collins describes how the first person he came out to was his aunt, a Superior Court judge in San …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The fundraiser for the Mahwah Ice Hockey Association includes Hotel Transylvania and pizza for kids
Kids across Mahwah can mark their calendars for a night out this Friday, thanks to the Mahwah Ice Hockey Association. The MIHA is hosting a Pizza and Movie Night this Friday as a fundraiser. The group will be showing “Hotel Transylvania” on the big screen at George Washington School, starting at 6 p.m. The group submitted the following details about the event to Patch: 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.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Coach Jeff Remo says the moment was made even more special by his son, a player who secured Wednesday night’s win for the team
For Mahwah Varsity Baseball Coach Jeff Remo, every win is important. This Wednesday, his team not only celebrated a game victory against Fort Lee, but a milestone in their coach’s career. The 13-1 win against the Bridgemen marked Remo’s 100th career win as a baseball coach. Remo also recorded over 100 wins with the Mahwah Softball team when he coached that. “I don’t think you go into coaching with a specific goal of wanting to win a certain number of games,” he told Patch Thursday. “But, when you look back [at your coaching career], it’s definitely an accomplishment.” His 100th win was a family affair. Remo’s son, sophomore Ryan, was the closing pitcher during the Fort Lee game. “My son was the winning pitcher, that made it even more neat…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Alecko Eskandarian, a former professional soccer player, has joined the NY Cosmos as an assistant coach.
After sweeping his way into the Bergen Catholic record books, New Jersey native Alecko Eskandarian has returned home to the Garden State after years of playing professional soccer on the West Coast. His career sidelined by injuries, the Mahwah resident will now take his experience as an athlete and help lead others as the newest assistant coach of the New York Cosmos. The return home also has an added special meaning as Eskandarian's father, Andranik played for the original Cosmos in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The elder Eskandarian's career allowed for the family to immigrate from Iran to New Jersey. "Soccer has been an instrumental part of my life since I was a baby," Eskandarian said. "I was born into it and grew up watching the …
A Mahwah High School sophomore is leading the collection of bats, cleats, gloves and helmets this year
Angels in the Outfield of Mahwah will be conducting its fourth annual baseball equipment drive, which donates new and gently-used baseball equipment to needy young athletes in the New Jersey area. Mahwah High School ballplayer and Sophomore Shane Curry is at the helm of the effort this year. Angels in the Outfield will be collecting bats, balls, cleats, baseball clothing, catcher's equipment, gloves, helmets, practice equipment, bags, bases and anything else a ballplayer can use. The charity is a family project. His older brother Ian started collecting the equipment 4 years ago, then Shane joined in. Mahwah ballplayer Brandon Cowen also helped out as part of his Bar Mitzvah project. Since Ian is at college now, Shane will be doing the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has surfaced in which Rice yells abusive and profane language, and shoves and kicks players.
Gov. Chris Christie was "deeply disturbed" after viewing a video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using abusive language, shoving and kicking Rutgers University basketball players during practices. According to a report on NJ.com, the 40-minute video was the basis for Rice's three-game suspension and $50,000 fine in December. The tape has drawn widespread condemnation for Rice's use of gay slurs directed at his players. Rutgers showed the tape to reporters on Tuesday after learning that ESPN plans to air footage of the tapes this week. The video covers practices that occurred between 2010 and 2012, according to a report on ESPN.com. "Governor Christie saw the video today for the first time and he is obviously deeply disturbed by the …
Former Circle Systems Group principals overcharged districts, exchanged gifts for work, U.S. Attorney says.
Two former executives of an athletic equipment supply firm each face 20 years in prison after admitting their roles in a scheme to defraud schools. Mitchell Kurlander, 54, of Allentown, Pa., and his father-in-law, Alan Abeshaus, 81, of Highland Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy. Kurlander and Abeshaus served, respectively, as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Circle Systems Group Inc., which had contracts with a number of New Jersey school districts. The athletic apparel and equipment firm systematically defrauded school districts from at least 1997 to 2007, according to a release by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, by keeping duplicate payments from schools …