NA has nothing to be ashamed of in Jamboree loss

TENAFLY –  It had the makings of “Hoosiers,” the truest tale of David and Golaith, the littlest of Group I schools taking on the big parochial powerhouse, the upstart newcomer against the defending champion. The North Arlington boys’ basketball team took on Bergen Catholic in the second round of the Bergen County… Continue Reading

One team, three schools, three names on sweaters

Eight Lyndhurst hockey players and coach remain dedicated to one goal It’s definitely the most unique athletic team in New Jersey. There are three schools that comprise the hockey cooperative that includes Lyndhurst High. Students from Hackensack and Paramus also make up the triumvirate that is Lyndhurst-Paramus-Hackensack hockey, the… Continue Reading

Belleville struggling to keep head above water

The record may read just 3-8, but Belleville High School boys’ basketball coach Jim Stoeckel believes that the Buccaneers are a better team than they have been in the past. “We’re so much further along than we have been,” said Stoeckel, who is in his third year as the head coach… Continue Reading

Nutley’s Watson named to McDonald’s All-American team

When Blair Watson enrolled at Nutley High School a little more than three years ago, she had no idea what the future held. Watson was a basketball player with an extremely bright future. She was also a goalkeeper for the girls’ soccer team, but Watson abandoned those plans once… Continue Reading

Kearny wrestling team makes strides toward respectability

The Kearny High School wrestling team is certainly going through some growing pains. “We have a young team,” said assistant coach Brian McDonnell, who has been helping head coach Tony Carratura run the program. “We have some kids who have been with us since the (Kearny) Recreation days, but we’re… Continue Reading

NA boys’ basketball team: 10 wins, eight in a row

When the high school basketball season began last month, North Arlington boys’ head coach Rich Corsetto didn’t know what the future had in store for the Vikings. Corsetto, a coaching lifer who is in his third season with the Vikings, knew that he had some of the ingredients into making a good… Continue Reading

Harrison’s Leiras emerging as basketball sharpshooter

The high school basketball season was only a handful of weeks away from beginning and Harrison head boys’ coach Noel Colon was mapping out his lineup. Colon knew that he had a sure-fire scorer at the swing position in junior Quincy Rutherford, someone who averaged close to 18 points per game… Continue Reading