Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The PAL will begin using new health and safety standards for its youth players beginning this season.
The Wayne Police Athletic League will provide education and teaching resources from USA Football’s Heads Up Football program for this upcoming season. USA Football is the official youth development partner of the National Football League. For the second consecutive year, the PAL will conduct baseline concussion tests. Every football player will use Xenith helmets Every Wayne PAL coach will be trained in the Heads Up Football program before their teams take the field this season. Coaches will learn the proper ways to recognize if a player receives a concussion and the proper response. Proper tackling techniques, which will help players keep their heads out of the line of contact and how a player’s helmet and shoulder pads should properly …
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Indians win their first-round state playoff game.
Wayne Valley’s Mike D’Amato pitched a complete game in the Indians’ defeat of Eastside in the first round of the state baseball tournament, Jersey Sports Now reported. Eric Van Assen went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Chris Santaniello drove in two runs. Anthony Simone scored a run and and drove in a run, NorthJersey.com reported. The Indians will face off against Pompton Lakes in the county tournament semifinals on Saturday and against Ridgewood in the next round of the state tournament on Friday.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Indians jump out to a big lead early to beat Passaic Valley.
For Wayne Valley, advancing to the Passaic County baseball semifinals was anything but a walk in the park. But the Indians were able to hold off an upset-minded Passaic Valley team for a tough 7-4 win. The Indians scored five times in the first inning, then saw the Hornets threaten to erase that advantage time after time. Pitcher Vin Gleason hung in to finish the job, despite allowing 13 hits, thanks in part to some big defensive plays. "It was a gutsy performance," said Indians coach Jeff Hoover. “We made enough plays to win the game. We did what we had to do to win." Matt Marks made a running catch near the fence in the sixth inning with the tying runs on base to squelch a Passaic Valley rally. Marks also had a two-run double as part of …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Indians wallop two-time defending champ Passaic Tech 116-94.
The Wayne Valley Indians won their first Passaic County track and field title Wednesday by defeating Passaic Tech 116-94, NorthJersey.com reported. Francesca Boylan, Carol Chen, Kyleigh Connolly, Stephanie Easse and Alicia Hester received 54 points on Tuesday and Wednesday, including a 1-2-3 finish in the discus.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
All-State fencer Alisha Gomez-Shah will attend Northwestern University; Chris Cruz, a lacrosse player, will attend Post University.
Two Wayne Hills High School athletes realized a dream recently when they signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports. Alisha Gomez-Shah and Chris Cruz signed the letters last week with their parents by their side. Gomez-Shah will fence at Northwestern University. A first-team All-State selection this year, she finished second in the saber competition at the state individual championships. “They [Northwestern] really fit with me very well,” Gomez-Shah said of the university. Gomez-Shah plans on majoring in biology. She would like to become a physical therapist one day. Cruz will play lacrosse at Post University in Connecticut. “It’s a nice small school, the coach is a really nice guy, and the courses seemed to fit,” said Cruz, who …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Wolfpack team won the championship game in sudden death overtime.
The Wayne Police Athletic League’s third grade lacrosse team won its division in the Riverdell Battle Lax tournament on Saturday. The Wolfpack beat four teams to win their division. The team battled Sparta in the championship game. With the score tied 3-3 after regulation, Wayne won in sudden death overtime. The tournament was for teams comprised of third- and fourth-graders.