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-…
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 …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The public will have a chance to offer input as the BOE considers ways to make athletic field improvements for the high schools more than a dream.
With the Jan. 22 failure of the Parsippany Board of Education's fields referendum, the body said it would consider new ways to make so-called fields of dreams a reality for township high schoolers. The process gets its start Thursday at 7 p.m. when the school board hosts a work session for specific discussion on the issue. The public is invited to attend the special BOE meeting and to offer input on what specific items the town considers necessary for Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School—and how to raise funds for such a project. The issue has been discussed in the township for at least the past decade. The prospect gained notice in late 2011, when Mayor James Barberio and his Recreation Advisory Committee floated a $4.5…
Monday, January 28, 2013
BOE eyes alternative ways for improvements after referendum rejection.
Parsippany voters, by a wide margin, rejected the Board of Education's $7.7 million fields referendum last week, but the issue is still alive. At the school board's Jan. 24 meeting, two days after the special election, board members and residents talked about new ways to try and make some type of upgrades to sports facilities, including the football fields, at Parsippany and Parsippany High School. Board President Susy Golderer, who already suggested an idea to solicit donations from area citizens and corporations to cover the cost of any improvements that might be made, restated that view. She added that she was particularly interested in hearing ideas from the public regarding creative ways to make fields of dreams a reality. Resident …
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
League has donated $7,000 to assist the family of Sean Ries, who has a rare pediatric brain cancer.
"It was a tear-jerking moment for me and the 100 'tough guys' in the room," said Little Vikings Football President Michael Pietrowicz, describing a moving experience he had Tuesday night at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes. The Parsippany youth football league, part of the Morris County Youth Football League, gathered at a banquet to honor and help the family of Mt. Tabor's Sean Ries, a 5-year-old with a twinkle in his eye, an indomitable spirit and a tumor in his brain. Last February, Sean was diagnosed with a low-grade, slow growing brain cancer called glioma—a condition that affects only 1,000 U.S. children. Since then, the Ries family has spent much time, effort and money in getting him the medical treatment he needs. MYCFL and …
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. "…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Vikings players coming to teammate's aid