Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sign-ups for the township's popular adult leagues start Thursday
After three season of taking the kids to practices, scrimmages, and games, standing on the sidelines and cheering in the stands, it’s time for mom and dad to get in on the action, too. Sign-ups begin Thursday for two of the township’s adult sports leagues, softball, and – new this year – tennis. The Recreation Department released the following information this week: Adult Softball Lace up your cleats and come on out to the ballpark for Mahwah's Adult Softball. Registration for first time players will be held at the Recreation Building, 70 East Ramapo Avenue, on Thursday, May 9 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Players must be at least 21, provide proof of residency and remit a $25 fee. Season begins on Monday, June 17. Men will play on Mondays and …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This year, 188 Mahwah kids are playing
This past Sunday marked the opening of the tennis season for Mahwah Youth Sports. Tennis is a seven-week clinic for Mahwah kids in Pre-K to 8th grade. The tennis program has grown over the past two years. Last Spring, the program had approximately 130 participants. This year, it is up to 188. The program is a great example of community as students from the boys and girls Mahwah High School tennis teams volunteer to teach the younger kids the basics of tennis while the older kids are trained by tennis pros. You can follow Mahwah Youth Tennis on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit their website www.mahwahyouthtennis.org. The above was submitted by Rec Tennis Commissioner David May.
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…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Over the past six years, the township has produced nine championship teams of all different age groups
Whenever locals visit Commodore Perry Field, they will be reminded of the accomplishments of six years of Mahwah girls travel softball teams. The softball commissioner gathered with families in the area Sunday afternoon to mount a sign to honor the 2012 14u Mahwah Travel Team, as well as all past championships. Since 2006, Mahwah has had nine championship softball teams. “The girls [in Mahwah] are just really dedicated to the sport,” commissioner Lee Ehlermann said. “They go the extra mile, and it’s made the program really strong.” Ehlermann said he hopes whenever locals are in the park, they will see the sign and acknowledge the hard work, and accomplishment, the girls made. Their success, and the new banner recognizing it, “are good …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Mahwah resident is a senior at Don Bosco
Wednesday, March 6
Connor Moriarty, Mahwah resident and senior at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ has committed to attend and play baseball for Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. Ursinus is part of the Centennial Conference. Connor is an Honors student, a student ambassador, a member of the DeSales Chapter of the National Honor Society and recently was one of twenty Youth Ministry students who went to Nicaragua in February on a mission trip. Connor played his youth baseball in Mahwah, NJ and was part of one Minor League, one Major League ans two Koufax league championship teams. The above was submitted by Tim Moriarty.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Gena Pickett is one of the best jumpers in North Jersey, report says
Tuesday, February 26
One of Mahwah’s top track athletes is heading south. Gena Pickett signed with Duke University on Signing Day, Feb. 6. According to a NorthJersey.com sports blog, Pickett chose the North Carolina school after also considering Vanderbilt, Indiana and Dartmouth. She plans to study medicine to become a veterinarian, the report said. According to the post, Pickett is one of the best track jumpers in North Jersey, and holds a Mahwah record in triple jump. Pickett was one of two Mahwah athletes signed earlier this month. Aly Burns was also signed to play soccer at Sacred Heart.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The girls varsity team had a better season record than any other team in its league
It’s been nearly 20 years since Mahwah bowlers were named the best. A group of five Mahwah girls just broke the mold. The High School’s Girls Varsity Bowling Team was recently crowned the champions of the Patriot Division in the Big North Conference. The team finished the season with an impressive 49-7 record, the best of any team in its league. According to the team’s coach, Jim Dalessio, 2013 marks the first time the Mahwah Girls Bowling Team has nabbed the title since 1995. “It’s awesome, I’m so proud of them,” Dalessio said. “They won because they all did it together. All the girls put in the effort, and it really paid off.” According to its coach, the team – which is made up of all MHS sophomores and juniors – was first seen as a …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The three-year Varsity player signed a letter of intent this week
Tuesday, February 12
Mahwah High School soccer player Aly Burns signed her commitment letter this week to play soccer at Sacred Heart University. Aly was the starting varsity goalkeeper for Mahwah High School for 3 years and will be playing for Coach Kim Banner as a Sacred Hear Pioneer in the Fall. Burns was one of serveral Mahwah athletes who signed with colleges this week. -- The above was submitted by Dennis Burns. If you know a kid who did something great, let Patch know about it! Email email@example.com.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Mahwah kids can sign up this month to play baseball, softball, tenis, track & field, and tee ball in the township's rec program
Saturday, February 9
Did digging out from the weekend’s snowstorm prompt you to start wishing for spring? Don’t worry, signs of the warmer season are popping up all around Mahwah. The Township of Mahwah Youth Sports Boosters recently announced registration is now open for the following spring sports: Registration deadlines and instructions are available on the TMYSB website, just click on the tab for the sport or sports your kids are interested in. Also, check out the site for information about the required Background Checks and Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. classes for new coaches. 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, February 6, 2013
Coming off a four-win season, the boys’ varsity basketball coach says the team is working together this year with one goal in mind
Coming up on the crowning moments of their 2012-13 season, Thunderbirds boys basketball varsity coach Mike Branagh says the team should be proud of what they’ve accomplished so far, and says they are ready for tournaments coming up at the end of the month. Just qualifying for the county and state tournaments this season was a big deal, Branagh said. Last year, the team won only four of its games, and was not eligible to play in either. With five games left in the regular season this year, the team is 12-9, and even beat Dwight-Englewood 51-48 in the first round of the Bergen County Jamboree tournament last week. Despite a reported loss to top-seeded Teaneck in the tournament’s Round of 16 this weekend, Branagh says the team is on track to …