Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Top prize is $7,000 at the finals, which take place June 22 on Jenkinson's Boardwalk.
Two Parsippany fitness athletes are among the competitors who last Saturday won the right to compete in the finals at the SuperFit Championships on the Jersey Shore. Tracey Magee and Kyle Baluyot, representing Parsippany's Surge CrossFit on New Road, were among the participants in the SuperFit Championships, a series of intense qualifying fitness competitions. The final qualifying event was held at the Morristown National Guard Armory. Magee and Baluyot placed in the competition and now move on to the championships at Jenkinson’s Beach on the Boardwalk on June 22, where the final ‘SuperFitters’ will vie for a $7,000 prize purse. At the final qualifier, men and women competed in three fitness events: a timed burpee-box jump and slam ball …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Middle schools won all the marbles at the Morris County Wrestling Championship in March and received recognition from the school board Thursday.
The Parsippany Board of Education presented a host of student awards at its Thursday meeting at Brooklawn Elementary School, including acknowledgement of a major achievement. Assistant Superintendent of Schools John T. Fitzsimons presented the Central Middle School varsity wrestling team with plaques for coming in first place at the 2012-13 Morris County Wrestling Championship. The Cougars are celebrating what Coach Pedro Hernandez said was a winning season, as the CMS wrestlers finished with a 9-1 record, the best in the league. 1st place in the Greater Morris County Wrestling Championship. This year's county championship is the team's second in three years. The eighth graders leave Central with a dual match middle school record of 23-…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Whippany business has fighters from 6 years old to professionals fighting around the world.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Patch wants to know what Parsippany thinks.
The axe fell swiftly: Not 24 hours after ESPN program "Outside the Lines" released video footage showing Rutgers University coach Mike Rice physically abusing his players, the school on Wednesday announced that it had fired him. The video, shot between 2010 and 2012, led to Rice being suspended and fined last year, but after the footage was aired, allowing the public at large—and Gov. Christie—to see and react to the coach kicking and throwing basketballs at players and to hear him hurling bigoted epithets at them, Rice was out of a job. What do you think? Was Rutgers correct to relieve the coach of his duties? Or is the move a step too far? Take the poll. Patch wants to know your thoughts.
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 …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Citizen committee has published a website of information regarding the high school athletic fields' improvement proposal.
A group of citizens have come together to promote the school district's case in advance of the athletic fields improvement referendum scheduled for Jan. 22. The Turf Our Fields collective is made up of residents who support the Board of Education's $7.7 million plan to improve athletic facilities at Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School. The proposal, which would be bonded and cost the average Parsippany homeowner about $30 a year for 10 years, would install artificial turf fields to replace the schools' grass football fields; renovate existing six-lane track ovals; restore earthwork, tracks, curbing and sidewalk to visitor bleachers; install storm water management systems; install barrier free accessibility to fields and…
Monday, December 17, 2012
PSC's U-17 team wins Super Y-League North American Championship over Newark's Ironbound Soccer Club Premier Strikers.
In a year filled with hometown athletic successes—the Little League World Series appearance of the Par-Troy East All-Stars, the 19-2, conference-winning Parsippany High School field hockey team, the Parsippany Hills High School Vikings nearly making the state football sectional championships—add one more. The Parsippany Soccer Club's U-17 team, the Gators, won the Super Y-League national title against the Ironbound Soccer Club 4-2 in extra time Dec. 11 in Bradenton, Fla. "This represents the first Super Y-League National Title for the Parsippany SC boys program," said PSC President David Ferguson. "It is a remarkable achievement for both our club and the Parsippany community. We are obviously extremely proud of this very talented group of…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Guy Bertola steps down from Par High helm after questions arise over his stated qualifications.
Parsippany High School needs a new football coach. Guy Bertola, the brash and spirited man hired to turn things around for the Red Hawks, who went two consecutive seasons without a win, resigned Friday. Bertola stepped down after the school district discovered an issue involving a qualification claimed on his resume. Bertola told Patch that he made "an error" on his resume. "The problem was that I had a couple dates on [the resume]regarding a post-grad program that I was in that I was not in," he explained. "So there was falsification on there, but it wasn't about a teaching [certification]. "I just hadn't started the program yet." He said that while he does not hold a teaching certificate, it is possible to serve as a head coach if one …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Annual event will bring about 500 youth soccer teams to the area.
It's October, so it must be time for Pride in Parsippany—the Parsippany Soccer Club's Pride Invitational Tournament, that is. Starting Friday evening and continung through Sunday afternoon, the PSC will host the 24th annual competition. According to club President David Ferguson, nearly 500 teams will participate. He said they'll be playing on more than 60 fields in Parsippany and surrounding communities. The teams are primarily from New Jersey, but many hail from New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Demand for the event was exceedingly high. According to the PSC website, more than 550 teams applied for the tournament, and there simply was not room for everyone. "It was a tough process to leave out some teams, but the committee did its…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Jay Blumenfeld sells insurance, but his real passion is golf, and this weekend he gets his second chance to make his dream reality.
Jay Blumenfeld says winning the U.S. Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship would be a dream come true, and he just may have that chance this weekend. The 60-year-old longtime Parsippany resident is competing in the annual tournament, which tees off officially Saturday at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell. And he appears to have a good shot. Blumenfeld is the reigning club champion at Mountain Ridge. To win that title, he told Patch, he had to play a course featuring tougher conditions than those Amateur contestants will face. "I may have an advantage in that sense," he said. "I have played this course under every condition imaginable. Let's hope it pays off." This marks Blumenfeld's second appearance at the Amateur, and …