Thursday, April 18, 2013
Anthony Santomo in the running for college lacrosse's version of the Heisman Trophy.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced additions to its original Watch List in both men's and women's lacrosse, and University of Pennsylvania senior defenseman Anthony Santomo is one of just two players added on the men's side. The Tewaaraton Award is college lacrosse's version of the Heisman Trophy, and is given annually to the men's and women's player deemed to be the outstanding player in the country. This year's presentations will take place May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Tewaaraton Foundation's original Watch Lists were announced on Feb. 22, with a first round of additions named on March 14. Both lists will be narrowed to a leading group of 25 nominees at a …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Janice Cazes of Long Valley ended the Boston Marathon just two blocks shy of where two bombs detonated, killing three people.
It was a perfect day for a run. Temperatures hovered in the low 50s, and the sun shone brightly as Patriot’s Day in Boston was in full swing. But during the 26.2-mile challenge that weaved through the city’s residential and urban areas, runners needed to be strategic about their attire, with body temperatures fluctuating as the marathon wore on. Janice Cazes of Long Valley began the race wearing multiple layers. Her registration tag was pinned, four times over, to her top sweatshirt. But as she neared the finish line of her third full marathon, she knew she needed to stop and make a change. “I was just too hot, and I debated for a while whether I should stop or not to take off my top layer,” Cazes said. “So, I stopped and took off my top …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Chester doctor outfits Central, Mendham High School sports teams with dental protection.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Mendham boys and girls track teams make history in 4x200, 4x400 and Sprint Medley Relay.
When Mendham’s Audrey O'Neill, Laura Papili, Courtney Foshay and Sierra Tonnesen entered the Dodgertown relays, they were looking to perform well, assist their team and if all went well, win. They accomplished that and more as their 1:47.21 time in the 4x200 event shattered a team record. The Sprint Medley Relay team of Papili, Tonnesen, O'Neill and Abby Seel also set a Dodgertown Relay record previously held by Mountain Lakes when they took the contest at 4:13.82. The previous record was held by perennial powerhouse Mountain Lakes at 4:23.34. On the boys side, Dylan Heraghty, Pat Carney, Tom Pavarini, Christian Kildal-Brandt set a new record in the 4x400 with a 3:25.2 performance. Beating the Minutemen's previous record holder's 3:26.57 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has surfaced in which Rice yells abusive and profane language, and shoves and kicks players.
Gov. Chris Christie was "deeply disturbed" after viewing a video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using abusive language, shoving and kicking Rutgers University basketball players during practices. According to a report on NJ.com, the 40-minute video was the basis for Rice's three-game suspension and $50,000 fine in December. The tape has drawn widespread condemnation for Rice's use of gay slurs directed at his players. Rutgers showed the tape to reporters on Tuesday after learning that ESPN plans to air footage of the tapes this week. The video covers practices that occurred between 2010 and 2012, according to a report on ESPN.com. "Governor Christie saw the video today for the first time and he is obviously deeply disturbed by the …
Former Circle Systems Group principals overcharged districts, exchanged gifts for work, U.S. Attorney says.
Two former executives of an athletic equipment supply firm each face 20 years in prison after admitting their roles in a scheme to defraud schools. Mitchell Kurlander, 54, of Allentown, Pa., and his father-in-law, Alan Abeshaus, 81, of Highland Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy. Kurlander and Abeshaus served, respectively, as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Circle Systems Group Inc., which had contracts with a number of New Jersey school districts. The athletic apparel and equipment firm systematically defrauded school districts from at least 1997 to 2007, according to a release by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, by keeping duplicate payments from schools …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The interactive map below has information on all 29 baseball players from North Jersey who are playing professional baseball in 2013.
"It's like Christmas, except it's warmer." - Pete Rose on baseball's Opening Day It's that time of year again. The day when hope springs eternal for baseball fans across the country and anything seems possible, even for a Pittsburgh Pirates fan like me. As Opening Day gets underway Monday, four players with North Jersey ties will suit up and don uniforms for major league teams. Another 20 will start their professional seasons in the minors, with the dream of some day making it to — or, in some cases, back to — The Show. All four North Jerseyans breaking camp with major league teams in 2013 are pitchers. Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello, a former first-round pick who made his major league debut at the ripe age of 20, is the best known …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Rick Porcello earns fifth slot in rotation, will wear new number in 2013 as part of deal to aid Sandy victims.
A Chester Township resident and Seton Hall Prep graduate will round out the starting pitching rotation for the Detroit Tigers. Rick Porcello, 24, received the news last Tuesday from Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, according to the Detroit Free Press. In January, Porcello signed a one-year, $5.1 million contract with the team and competed with Drew Smyly for the fifth and final spot in the pitching rotation. Porcello didn’t walk anyone all spring, and he averaged about a strikeout per inning (21 strikeouts in 24 innings). Porcello, a Morristown native, made headlines last fall when he gave up his number 48 to incoming outfielder Torri Hunter in exchange for a donation to aid Hurricane Sandy victims. According to the Detroit Free Press …