Blue Tide boys ready to roll on hardwood

Noel Colon enters his third season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Harrison High School and while the Blue Tide players are more comfortable with Colon at the helm, the coach realizes that it’s a different perspective every year. “Every year presents a different challenge,” said Colon, who was a standout… Continue Reading

Boyce returns to lead QP boys’ hoops squad

After four years away from being the head boys’ basketball coach at his alma mater, Christian Boyce has returned to his roots, namely Queen of Peace High School. “It feels good,” said Boyce, who stepped away a few years ago to pursue educational opportunities, then returned last season as an… Continue Reading

Promising year ahead for NA boys’ hoop squad

The North Arlington High School boys’ basketball team posted a 17-10 record last year and lost two key players, Jose Checo and Jonathan Hurley, to graduation. But that doesn’t mean that the Vikings will be any worse this season. In fact, according to third-year head coach Rich Corsetto, the Vikings have a… Continue Reading

Lyndhurst girls’ volleyball enjoys best season ever

The Lyndhurst High School girls’ volleyball team enjoyed the best season in school’s history, winning 21 matches and advancing to the NJSIAA Group I sectional quarterfinals for the first time. “These girls work hard every single day,” said Lyndhurst first-year head coach Steve Valhalla. “We moved some players around and it… Continue Reading

Kearny’s Sawyer; Nutley’s Watson, Condito sign scholarship letters

Other than winning a championship, the absolute pinnacle that a high school student/athlete can achieve is a scholarship to college. Last week, at schools like Nutley and Kearny, some top scholar-athletes were rewarded by signing National Letters of Intent to their respective NCAA Division I schools, prestigious institutions that they will attend next fall.… Continue Reading

Mazzolla’s sudden death stuns entire NA sports community

The news filtered throughout North Arlington last Wednesday morning and suddenly cast a dark pall on the entire community. Nick Mazzolla, a part of the fabric of all North Arlington sports, a former great basketball player who went on to coach thousands of kids over the last 40 years, suffered an apparent heart… Continue Reading

Nutley, Lyndhurst grid teams head to NJSIAA state playoffs

One team started the high school football season with high expectations – then exceeded those hopes and aspirations with every passing week. The other began the 2015 campaign with despair, losing their first three games, putting themselves in a hole that not a lot of teams recover from. However,… Continue Reading

Second season begins for local soccer teams

The NJSIAA soccer playoffs kicked off earlier this week and several local teams had high hopes and aspirations of winning sectional and possible state titles in the coming weeks. Six local boys’ teams and five girls’ squads have earned berths in the state tournament, with three local squads, the Kearny boys, the Harrison… Continue Reading

North Arlington’s Neves a goal-scoring force

Two years ago, Cristiano Neves was a defender on the Newark East Side High School soccer team. But Neves wasn’t exactly a happy camper back then. “I really didn’t like playing defense,” Neves said. “I think I’m better as a forward.” Luckily for Neves, his family moved… Continue Reading