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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, March 2, 2000 Page 15

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK

Devil Boys Rise From Ashes, Burn CHE for State A Title

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Blue Devils Advance 3 to Region 3 Wrestling Tourney in Union

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takedowns, two escapes and a threepoint nearfall. After losing by decision to Rob Verhoeven of Cranford, the eventual champion, Caprario turned Jim Wade of Linden in 1: 33 using a body press and a half nelson to capture third place.

“Going out there, I was really pumped up. I knew I had to wrestle really well to get third and go into the regions,” said Caprario. “I took a bad shot and he got two (a takedown). He went for the far side cradle and I broke it and pinned him. I’m feeling the best that I’ve felt all season.”

Competing in a very talented 217lb. weight class, which featured two of the state’s best wrestlers, Williams began his journey to a thirdplace finish by pinning Ron Armstrong of Shabazz in 1: 44, using a corkscrew combination. In the semifinals, he wrestled an intelligent bout against firstseeded, eventual champion and the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler Danny Garay of Rahway, losing 74.

Inspiration permeated the gym in the thirdplace consolation bout between Williams and 168 Travis Harper of Colonia. Williams scored a takedown but Harper reversed to carry a 22 tie into the second period. Williams pried Harper to his back in the second period

and nearly ended it early but Harper reversed. Williams escaped, then Harper scored the tying takedown at the buzzer to end the period. Williams added an escape and a takedown while Harper was awarded a penalty point and scored an escape, but Williams grabbed an 118 victory with a takedown.

Explaining his effectiveness with Garay, Williams said, “I did not want to lock up with him because I know how he can throw people. He tried to bowl me over (for a takedown). He got me

the first time but I got him the second time.”

Against Harper, “I didn’t want to stop. I wasn’t going home with anything less than third,” stressed Williams. “I’m in better shape. I can go fast. I can go hard. I wasn’t going to stop!”

Coming on strong at 121, Leonardis clamped Sean O’Connell of Linden with a cradle in 5: 35 in the quarterfinals.

“He hung with me in the first period, but when he took injury time, I knew he was hurting,” said Leonardis. “I took it to him with a duck under (takedown) and a cradle in the third.”

Leonardis then fell to secondseeded Chris Chen of Colonia in the semifinals. In his chance for third place, Leonardis dropped an 116 decision to Cranford’s Nick Seeman. Justin Reyes at 162 defeated Eric Valez of Colonia, 64, then lost a close 74 bout to Walter

Braxton of Rahway. In the thirdplace consolation, Reyes dropped a 135 decision

to Linden’s Shawn Colvin. The Region 3 Tournament began in Union on February 29 and will resume on March 34.

TEAM SCORES: 1. Rahway (Ra) 207, 2. Elizabeth 163, 3. Colonia (Co) 152, 4. Cranford (C) 138, 5. A. L. Johnson (J) 90, 6. Linden (L) 57, 7. Westfield (W) 55.5, 8. Roselle Catholic 13, 9. Shabazz (S) 0.

CHAMPIONSHIPS: 105: — Queen (E) d. Pat Daly (C), 65 114: — Gene Ronkiewicz (Ra) d. Bill Cardinale (Co), 75 121: — Doug Corso (Ra) d. Chen (Co), 52 127: — Walker (L) d. Lonza Halsey (E), 10 132: — Ryan Best (J) d. Dave Costello (Ra), 97 137: — Jason Bone (Co) d. Jamar Walker (E), 63 142: — Verhoeven (C) md. Dave Racelis (Ra), 123 147: — Jesse Campanelli (Ra) d. Joe Majocha (J), 106 154: — John Donofrio (C) p. Mark Staunton (Co), 4: 35 162: — Greg Donofrio (C) d. Braxton (Ra), 115 173: — Zappulla (Co) p. Kivetz (W), :39 191: — Darrell Leak (E) md. Kadri Gedelec (Co), 199 217: — Garay (Ra) d. Ishmael Medley (E), 64 Hwt: — Joaquin Colon (E) d. Steve Krawec (Ra), 116

THIRD PLACE: 105: — Mike Cilento (Co) d. Jim Coler (J), 92 114: — Will Banks (E) p. Tom McDermott (J), 3: 15 121: — Seeman (C) d. Leonardis, 116 127: — John Kiesler (Ra) p. Jason Best (J), 3: 15 132: — Bob Ward (E) p. Dan Genovese (C), 5: 25 137: — JimRacelis( Ra) p. MikeRamos( J), : 25 142: — Caprario (W) p. Wade (L), 1: 33 147: — Mike Carbone (C) d. Eric Forstenhauser (L), 108 154: — Ed Nowak (J) d. AlTareek Frazier (Ra), 54 162: — Colvin (L) md. Reyes (W), 135 173: — Bennett (C) p. Akeem Jackson (E), 3: 40 191: — Ony Pius (Ra) d. Anthony Belin (L), 64 217: — Williams (W) d. Harper (Co), 118 Hwt: — Wilmot Harris (Co) d. Joe Longo (RC), 64

nior Chris Driscoll was disqualified for an early start; after Kautzmann’s win the 50, and a third by Cahill (23.50), it was 3329 Cherry Hill.

The Cougars won the 100 fly, but WHS got an amazing effort from its allfreshman trio of Vince Shen (56.71), John Chiesa (57.42) and Greg Matthews (57.94), all lifetime bests, for a 235. A 145 in the 100 free with Kautzmann, McCloskey (51.51) and Yevich (52.23) brought WHS within 48.545.5, as the capacity crowd — including members of the WHS girls team and their parents — was going wild.

Kolterjahn easily won the 500, but Power pulled a shocker — and brought the WHS cheering section to a frenzy — when he dropped nine more seconds to a 5: 13.73 for a critical second place. He had dropped 22 seconds in his previous shaved swim vs. Bridgewater.

Driscoll, a fouryear backstroker, was switched to the 500 to try and sneak out a point and the senior bounced back from his “deek” in the

IM to do just that, with a 5: 28.64. In two weeks, his 500 dropped from a 6: 03 to a 5: 39 to the 5: 28, 35 seconds total. His fifth place gave the Devils a 56.553.5 lead.

The critical 200 free relay was nearly a heartbreaker for WHS, where the No. 1 foursome of Coppa, Cahill, Haldeman and Kautzmann was touched out by .21 of a second. But the “B” team of Yevich, Rob Freundlich, McCloskey and Baran (22.86 anchor) grabbed the key third and WHS had a onepoint lead.

Cherry Hill went 125 in the 100 back, despite excellent swims by Shen (57.86) and Chiesa (58.50), giving the Cougars a fivepoint bulge. Coach Bo Wood was confident on the sidelines, with ace Adam Bussey in the breaststroke and one of the state’s top 400 relays on deck. But Vidovich and Haldeman had shaved prior to the meet and tapered a couple of days, and their 12, along with junior Colby Fagin’s fourth (1: 06.89) put WHS on top by three entering the final event.

Against Bridgewater, it was Westfield’s amazing depth that provided the victory. The Panthers, whose only other losses were to WHS and St. Joseph of Metuchen, won eight of the 11 events, but they took 10 of the 11 nonscoring places (all eight individual sixths, and two relays fourths).

The key events for Westfield was the 50 free, where Kautzmann and Coppa notched seasonbests 22.92 and 22.98 to finish 12, and the 200 free relay, where the Devils’ depth came through in a 12 finish. Coppa, Cahill, Haldeman and Baran winning in 1: 33.06 and Freundlich, Matthews, Yevich and McCloskey next in 1: 37.22.

FULLOWAN TAKES 2ND, REGENYE PLACES THIRD

Matman Marcantonio Seizes District 12, 162lb. Crown By FRED LECOMTE

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

Governor Livingston senior Tim Marcantonio became the District 12 wrestling champion on February 26 in South Plainfield for the third consecutive time.

The champ impressed the packed gym by blanking Joe Keane of North Plainfield, 70, in a rematch of last year’s 162lb. finals. The victory cleared another hurdle in his vision

quest of capturing the 162lb. state championship.

“He is very tough and polished,” said Keane. “I was forced to wrestle defensively, trying to compensate.”

Marcantonio (300), feeling a little better about himself said, “It was a good match. His strength made the match more difficult for me. At times, I was a little sloppy and I need to correct some of my mistakes. This was my first step towards reaching my goal.”

Marcantonio also disposed of Mike Masceroli of North Plainfield in 1: 18 in the semifinals.

Mike Fullowan (229) at 114 had a tremendous tournament, placing second and advancing to the Region 3 Tournament. The freshman pummeled Patrick Potok of North Plainfield, 102, then got sweet revenge in a big way against senior Dave Loewinger of Scotch PlainsFanwood, winning 123. Earlier in the season Loewinger edged Fullowan, 108.

“Realizing he was stronger, the strategy called to wrestle on my feet and use Jimmy Johns (double arm hooks),” said Fullowan.

It certainly proved to be the correct formula. Fullowan scored four takedowns, a threepoint near fall and a penalty point. Loewinger had three escapes. In the finals, Fullowan fell to Rich Gebauer of South Plainfield in 3: 34.

Jon Regenye (196) placed third at 142 after topping Mike Stembridge of Plainfield, 63, to advance to the regions. Still nursing a nasty eye injury, Regenye wrestled on the cautious side.

“Wrestling with partial sight was a handicap, so I decided to go without the mask,” explained Regenye.

In the quarterfinals, Regenye de feated Greg Monticello of North

Plainfield, 82, then gave eventual champion Matt Gati of South Plainfield a battle, losing 73.

Tim Vanderveer (1510) at 105 decisioned Joe Allocco of New Providence, 74, then lost to District Champ Matt Anderson of South Plainfield in semifinals. In the consolations, he fell by fall to Matt Denichilo of Scotch PlainsFanwood.

Matt Sidie at 121 lost to third seeded Mike Loewinger in a fall at

3: 53 and 127 lb. Eric Serrano lost, 104, to Mike Maldony of North Plainfield. Craig DiStefano was pinned by secondseeded 132lb. Dallas Kingsbury in 1: 07, 137lb. Greg Granholm was pinned by Chris Ciotola of Watchung Hills in 1: 16 and 147 lb. Dan Reichard lost to North Plainfield’s Ryan Strasko 65.

Marcello Cavallero at 154 lost by fall in 3: 25 to thirdseeded Colin Shallcross of Watchung Hills and 173lb. Mike Farrell was decisioned, 83, by Matt Wroblewski of Watchung Hills who placed third.

Fred Williams (204), seeded third at 191, 192 pinned Sam Gramme of Chatham in 1: 12, then fell to the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler Gary Cousar of Scotch PlainsFanwood in a fall at 3: 43. In the consolations, he lost to North Plainfield’s Ryan Disch in 5: 13.

Shawn Coughlin, seeded fourth at 217, lost by fall in 1: 22 to North Plainfield’s John Piniero. Heavyweight Chris Pagano decisioned Dan Oliphant of Chatham, 32, lost to champion Colin Hunter of South Plainfield by fall in 0: 49, then fell to Dave Beekman of Watchung Hills in 2: 32.

The Region 3 Tournament began in Union on Tuesday and the winners will compete tomorrow at 6 p. m. Then, the survivors will compete Saturday beginning at 10 a. m.

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UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD

Date Adopted: February 24, 2000 Public Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraordinary, unspecifiable service pursuant to N. J. S. A. 40A: 115( 1)( a). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

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SERVICES: To provide programs to enhance communication in the nursing home facility for culturally diverse staff in order to promote cooperation and understanding within the facility and enhance the quality of care.

COST: not to exceed $1,000. M. Elizabeth Genievich

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UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

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Date Adopted: February 24, 2000 Public Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraordinary, unspecifiable service pursuant to N. J. S. A. 40A: 115( 1)( a). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

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Region 3 Wrestling Tourney in Union:

The Region 3 Wrestling Tournament will begin its quarterfinal round at 6 p. m. tomorrow at Union High School. The semifinals will be at 10 a. m. on Saturday. The consolation round will be at 2 p. m. followed by the finals. PUBLIC NOTICE

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RESOLUTION NO.: 2292000 AWARDED TO: Kean University, Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey.

SERVICES: To provide tuition reimbursement to employees participating in Kean University’s undergraduate Certificate Program in Public Administration.

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COST: At 50% of the tuition costs and fees exclusive of books and materials in an amount not to exceed $7,500.

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Blue Devil Scott Kautzmann

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times WORKING THE HALF NELSON… Blue Devil Tim Caprario, top, shoots a half nelson on Sean Daly of Colonia in the 142lb. quarterfinals. Caprario won 117.

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times DETERMINED TO WIN… Blue Devil Brian Williams, top, keeps pressure on Colonia’s Travis Harper in the 217lb. bout for third place. Williams won 118.

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times PRYING BACK THE SHOULDER… Highlander Tim Marcantonio, right, pries back the shoulder of Joe Keane from North Plainfield in the 162lb. title bout. Marcantonio blanked Keane, 70. See picture on Page 16.

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