Monday, May 6, 2013
Games will begin later this month.
Registrations are being accepted for the annual Spartan Basketball League at DePaul Catholic High School. The league is for people 30 years old and older. The league runs May 14 to June 20. Games are held Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.; each team will play one or two games a week at DePaul. Each team may consist of up to 12 players. Each team must pay a $600 fee and $40 for each game played. All players must sign a liability waiver to participate. For more information call Ryan Hagen at 973-583-9536 or John Renaldo at 973-513-1703. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here is a recap of some of the top stories that were on Wayne Patch this week.
Police released a slideshow of an individual they are trying to identify who was on Finley Lane at the time a home on that street was burglarized April 20. The home is one of several that have been burglarized in recent months. Residents living near the burglarized homes have said they don’t feel safe anymore. The Wayne Hills Diner was evacuated Monday night after a fire reportedly occurred in the basement of the restaurant. No one was hurt in the blaze. The restaurant reopened Wednesday. The new assistant principals in Wayne will be responsible for content, curriculum, and help principals, especially at the elementary level, the run the schools. Joseph Tweed will begin his term as the school’s fourth president July 1. Two high school …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Joseph Tweed has more than a decade of experience in education.
A new president of DePaul Catholic High School has been named. Joseph Tweed will begin his term as the school’s fourth president July 1. “I could not be more excited about this wonderful opportunity to lead a school the caliber of DePaul,” Tweed said in a statement. “I truly feel blessed by the chance to build on the foundation that Father [Mike] Donovan has established through his passion and leadership.” Tweed earned a bachelor of arts in political science and a master's of science in Education from Manhattan College. He is a member of The College Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. He lives in Montclair. Tweed has more than 13 years of administrative and teaching experience. He most recently was director…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Kristen Kowalski, a senior at DePaul Catholic High School, will continue to prevent teenagers from using alcohol and drugs.
Kristen Kowalski, a senior at DePaul Catholic High School, was recently named New Jersey USA Ambassador Teen 2013. As ambassador, Kowalski will continue her work on preventing teenagers from abusing alcohol, drugs, and chemical substances. She volunteers with the Pompton Plains D.A.R.E. program. Kowalski is an honor roll student and a member of the varsity cheerleading team. Kowalski won several divisions as part of the competition. She will attend the national competition in Florida later on this year. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Freshman guard makes a hail mary shot to defeat Eastside High School for Passaic County Championship.
Freshman guard Jordan Thomas hit a last-second hail mary shot from half court Saturday that won the Passaic County championship for the DePaul Spartans. DePaul beat top-seeded Eastside High School 59-56 to win its third county boys basketball championship. "I was praying that it would go in," Thomas told NorthJersey.com.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Inductees include legendary basketball coach Bart Fazio
Six Wayne residents were inducted into the DePaul Catholic High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this month. William Betz, Class of 1981 Betz played five sports during his tenure at DePaul: Cross country, baseball, football, golf, and basketball. A seven-time letterman, Betz coached the freshman football team his senior year after sustaining a knee injury. The basketball team won the Skyline Championship his senior year. The Spartans defeated the Wayne Valley High School in the semi-finals of the county basketball tournament that year. He played basketball at Middlebury College and was captain his junior and senior years. He received the Middlebury Unsung Hero Award in 1984. Two of Betz’s children are DePaul graduates while his …
Monday, February 11, 2013
DePaul Catholic High School president says the pontiff has a very demanding schedule for an 85-year-old.
Pope Benedict XVI's resignation Monday came as a shock to local Catholic leaders. "If you could imagine someone making international trips and have a full schedule everyday, you can see how that schedule would weigh on anyone, never mind an 85-year-old," said the Rev. Mike Donovan, president of DePaul Catholic High School. "After much prayer and contemplation, he determined that this was the best thing to do for himself and, more importantly, the best thing for his church." Benedict is the first pope to resign the office in 600 years. Gregory XII in 1415 was the last pope to resign before Benedict. Benedict, born Joseph Ratzinger, was appointed to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics in 2005. "There was some discussion that John Paul …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Local athletic officials weigh in on the way coaches, officials, and players approach concussions in youth sports.
Football, and youth and high school sports, are a way of life for hundreds of Wayne kids. The increasing awareness of the dangers of concussions to those kids had led some to say they wouldn’t let their children play football. President Barack Obama recently told The New Republic that he would “have to think long and hard” before letting his son play football. But football isn’t the only sport whose athletes are at risk of sustaining serious head injures. “It’s the nature of all sports. Once you put the word ‘competition’ in front of it there’s a risk that something may happen,” said John Lennon, athletic director of DePaul Catholic High School. “It is a remarkable thing, the care that’s been taken by athletic companies, helmet …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Standout Jade Walker one of six girls nominated to play in annual all-star game.
Jade Walker has been nominated to participate in the 2013 McDonald's High School All-American Girls Basketball Game. Walker, a student at DePaul Catholic High School, is one of three nominees from New Jersey who might be selected to play in the game. The annual game showcases the most talented players from across the country. Twenty-four girls will be selected to play in the game. Walker, a four-star recruit, has committed to play basketball for St. John's University upon graduation from DePaul. The final rosters for the boys and girls teams will be announced during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show on Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. on ESPNU. The girls game will be played at the United Center in Chicago April 3. It will be broadcast …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Residents expressed concern at a meeting Wednesday that the project could negatively affect their quality of life.
The township will apply for a $1.5 million grant from the state Green Acres program to help create athletic fields on a 12-acre tract of land near DePaul Catholic High School near Hamburg Turnpike. The council approved the application at a public meeting Wednesday. The township purchased the land for $4.5 million in 2006. Authorities want to install new athletic fields on the property because they had to close the ones down at Sheffield Park on Farmingdale Road due to excessive flooding. The town received a $200,000 grant in December from the Passaic County Open Space Fund to help finance the project. Some residents who live near the property expressed concern at the meeting that the project would increase traffic in the area and that …