Thursday, April 25, 2013
The west side's boys and girls of summer celebrated a brand new year on the diamond.
Play ball! That was the cry after the Par-Troy West Little League's opening day festivities last Thursday. Hundreds of boys and girls, their parents and local dignitaries were on hand to kick off a season of hitting and pitching and, hopefully, lots of home runs. As is traditional, the evening featured speeches, team introductions and the grand march of the players around a PTWLL field. Following the ceremonies, a new year of youth ball—and likely, new memories—began with the first day of games. League President Frank Neglia said more than 750 kids get to experience the thrill of playing baseball and softball through PTWLL.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Par High baseball fundraiser matches area families with delicious Italian fare.
The second annual Parsippany High School baseball pasta dinner at the Rockaway Neck District 5 firehouse Tuesday evening left attendees anything but hungry—and energized for the upcoming Red Hawks baseball season. A full house filled with wide smiles was present to nosh on penne and meatballs, salad and softdrinks or water. Among those in attendance was Red Hawks baseball coach Ken Dobkin. "This is going to be a good one," he said, referring to the forthcoming high school baseball season. " A lot of our guys are coming back. I'm excited!" Also on hand were members of the Parsippany Sons of Italy chapter, who helped out by preparing the traditional pasta and meatballs served at the dinner. The fundraiser, which benefitted Red Hawks …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Connor Clark signs a letter of intent to play college ball and to pursue a career in medicine.
Parsippany Hills High School scholar-athlete Connor Clark has his eye on the future, and it will include baseball. The senior recently signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period to play the sport for West Liberty University in West Virginia. "After speaking with a number of college coaches and receiving other offers, Connor decided to commit to West Liberty University, which is Division 2 baseball," said proud dad Matt Clark. "He will be attending West Liberty in fall 2013, where he will pitch and play first base." Clark said his son chose West Liberty for reasons that go beyond balls and strikes. "We are very pleased because the university is a good fit both academically and athletically for Connor," said Clark. "…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Parsippany's Little League World Series team gets a free meal at the chain restaurant.
Another tribute for the Par-Troy Little League East All-Stars. The team, which enjoyed a successful post-season, including a trip to Williamsport, Pa., where it represented the east coast in the Little League World Series, were invited to a special gathering at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar at 1057 Route 46 East Monday. Sitting around a long corner table were its invited guests, the All-Stars, who advanced to the World Series' third round, enjoyed a free meal courtesy of Applebee's, along with their coaches. “Applebee’s is an integral part of the Parsippany neighborhood and so is this amazing Par-Troy East Little League All-Star Team,” said General Manager John Antosiewicz. Competing in the Little League World Series was a huge …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Official town motorcade carries Par-Troy East All-Stars throughout streets of Parsippany
Parsippany honored the Par-Troy East Little League All-Stars who won their way to Williamsport, Pa., and represented the Mid-Atlantic Region in the Little League World Series Sunday afternoon. The celebration began with a motorcade that traveled along North Beverwyck Road to Vail Road and ultimately to Veterans' Memorial Park. At the park, the team was honored with speeches, gifts, awards and an autograph signing session.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Little Leaguers return home to cheers, hugs and the rock star treatment.
After being on the road for nearly a month, the Par-Troy Little League East All-Stars, fresh from their successful appearance at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, are back in Parsippany. The team arrived at the PTLLE complex on Eileen Court Friday afternoon and were met by enthusiastic, red-shirted residents, Mayor James Barberio, Town Council member Michael dePierro and representatives from media outlets. Following a performance by girls who offered a special cheer for the Parsippany 11 and photographs, the boys enjoyed a league-only pizza party and the hope of sleeping in their own beds for the first time in weeks. A formal community-wide celebration takes place Sunday from 2-4:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. The event …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The mayor's office is sponsoring a motorcade to honor Parsippany's boys of summer.
Here's your chance to show some love for the Parsippany 11. The Par-Troy Little League East All-Stars are coming home from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, and Parsippany is gearing up to honor the boys this weekend. League officials say the team will return to Par-Troy at about 2 p.m. Friday. They are going directly to the PTLLE complex on Eileen Court, where many fans are planning to gather to welcome them home. The official welcome, however, comes Sunday at 2 p.m., with a motorcade in the championship team's honor. The mayor's office said the motorcade will follow the Memorial Day Parade route: It will start at Katherine Drive and proceed south on N. Beverwyck Road to Crescent Drive to Condit Avenue to N. Beverwyck Road …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
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There are times in life when words cannot adequately describe a situation. Emotions take over to define what is going on. We are in the midst of one such situation. As you undoubtedly know by now, the Par-Troy East Little League 11/12 baseball team is playing in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. They are one of 16 teams worldwide to be so honored. When the post-season tournament began about seven weeks ago, many in the league expected this team to do well. After all, they won the New Jersey State Championship as 11 year-olds last year. People wondered last year just how far this team could go. They stopped playing last year not because they were defeated: They stopped playing because they had won every game there was to …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Fans can connect with participants in the 2012 Little League World Series via e-mail.
Just hours after winning the Mid-Atlantic Little League Baseball Championships in Bristol, Conn., Sunday, the Par-Troy East 11/12 All-Stars boarded a bus and headed off to Williamsport, Pa., home of the 2012 Little League World Series. Now 1-1 at the series, following Friday's loss to Texas and Saturday's rousing 10-4 victory over Oregon, the team takes on its next challenger Monday in Game 3 of the international event. The boys' rapid departure from the regionals in Bristol to Williamsport made it tough for hometown fans to talk to the players—to congratulate Anthony Scannelli for his home runs and stellar work behind the plate; to thank Matti, Uygun and David Ton for their solid pitching and offense throughout the regionals and so far in…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Team battles raindrops, errors in loss to San Antonio in Williamsport.
Threatening gray skies were overhead Williamsport's Lamade Stadium Friday afternoon, making drizzle and rain the backdrop to the Par-Troy East All-Stars' first field appearance at the 2012 Little League World Series. Perhaps the gloomy weather had an effect on the boys, as PTLLE fell to San Antonio, Texas, 5-2. Par-Troy East, the visiting team, got off to a rousing start when Emil Matti knocked a line drive to center for a stand-up double. But, establishing the game's tone, the runner was not able to advance, and for the majority of the contest, the team seemed unable to create momentum. The exception to that came in inning four, when PTLLE came together to produce two runs against pitcher Tyler Vitt. For San Antonio's part, its first …