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Page 14 Thursday, March 23, 2000 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK

Lady Raiders Expect Strong Pitching for Softball Success

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Speed, Maturity Will Place Devil Softballers in the Hunt

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will be sophomore third baseman Jen Hayes.

Vying for the pitching position will be junior Lindsay Guierriero, who finished with a 138 record, and sophomore Sara Bobertz, who finished with a 11 record and an .067 earned run average. Also junior Peggy Doerr and sophomore Caitlin MacDonald have been impressive.

“Lindsay is our returning starter. She has varsity experience and she has worked over the offseason. She also makes good contact with the ball. But we have three other girls who could try to take the position. It adds more to our team in an overall sense.”

Although the Blue Devils show offensive and pitching stability, what is the prognosis of their defense?

“We were shaky at the beginning of the year (last year),” said McFadden. “But defensively, there were some

positions that have improved over last season. Especially at first base. Alex Lee really developed into a good defensive first baseman.”

McFadden added “This year, we are certainly more experienced allaround although we lost two, in the catcher’s position and at third base. But we have them filled and I am very optimistic about our defense. And I think, overall, our team is a lot quicker this year.”

McFadden considers Cranford, Governor Livingston, Union, A. L. Johnson and Scotch PlainsFanwood to offer much competition in Union County.

“There has been a lot of parity in the teams in Union County,” commented McFadden.

The Blue Devils will get their first test on April 1 when they host Scotch PlainsFanwood.

FEELEY, 4 SOPHOMORES TO START

Raider Boy Cagers Plan Consistency at the Start

By DAVID B. CORBIN

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

Due to no fault of its own the Scotch PlainsFanwood High School boys basketball team was hampered by its inability to establish a consistent starting five. Five games into the season, one of the major team leaders left the squad. Then, late in the season, talented senior James AllenOsborn finally became eligible, but the starting lineup had to be adjusted again. Did this really hinder the Raiders’ progress?

“Oh yes! Because I thought that in the summer we had a real good continuity going. And that was all messed

up by having one person quitting and another not being eligible,” explained Raider Head Coach Willie Leonardi. “So you’re talking twofifths of our cog in the wheel were missing. So we had to adjust and, when we did adjust, we didn’t do a bad job of adjusting. It made our sophomores come along a lot quicker and it made our older players who didn’t have a lot of experience come along a lot sooner.”

The Raiders finished with a 614 record but got some fine numbers from junior Andy Feeley, who scored 186 points, led the team with 159 rebounds and had 20 blocked shots. Senior Mike Jackson was sharp from the outside as he hit a teamleading 28 threepointers with a total of 187 points and 58 assists. He also was the chief thief with 35 steals.

Senior Derek Brown scored 155 points, pulled down 88 rebounds and led the team with 33 fanpleasing

TURTURIELLO, CALABRESE LEAD

Lady Highlanders Set Sights on Repeating

By FRED LECOMTE

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

There is no doubt how much the 1999 Lady Highlanders’ graduates and their accomplishments will be missed. AnnaMarie Calabrese at center, Heather Kantorek the short stop, third baseman Ellen Findlay, and outfielders Ronnie Filippatos and Monika Andersson will be difficult positions to fill. Highlander Head Coach Jerry Britt, entering into his eighth year at the helm has registered quite a feat qualifying the Lady softballers every year for the state tournament, while winning two Union County Tournament Championships.

The 213 Highlanders’ success certainly was assisted with the addition

of coach Rick Iacona. His vast knowledge of the game, teaching techniques, love and fun of the sport have made him a favorite with the girls.

Over the past four years, Britt brought three Conference championships to “The Hill”. Last year the Lady Highlanders became the Union County Champions, topping the Cranford Crusaders 83. Then they went on to beat West Essex in the NJSIAA/ First Union North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 semifinal but fell short of the state title partly due to shortstop Heather Kantorek being sidelined with to a fractured finger.

“Emotionally, that took a lot out of our kids, and they just were unable to get it done without Heather in the lineup”, commented Britt.

This year’s Highlanders will once again be looked upon as strong contenders to capture the Mountain Valley Conference Championship as they return five seniors to the lineup, namely pitcher and Co will play second,” explained Butz.

LaForge sat out the latter part of basketball season due to mononucleosis and is expected to be in the starting lineup by midApril.

Much offense can also be expected from junior third baseman and team TriCaptain Katie Church. She gave opponents religion with her thunder stick, whacking one home run, four triples and three doubles while stealing 11 bases and finishing with a .350 batting average.

“She is one of our top hitters and led our team with extra base hits,” said Butz.

Senior Jillian Saridaki is expected to play left field and senior Jen Vanderhoff will occupy center while freshman Megan Reddington could start in right.

Junior Amy Ondeyka and freshman Lindsey Pennella are expected to have some playing time at shortstop and second base, respectively.

“They have been hitting the ball exceptionally well,” said Butz of Ondeyka and Pennella. “Or they could be the DH (designated hitter) for one of the others.”

But the big story will be junior pitcher Alicia Piniat, who made giant strides toward becoming part of Union County’s “creme of the crop” in pitching. Last year, her effectiveness jelled as the season progressed

and she finished, yielding only 27 walks – 1.3 per game – and 30 earned runs, holding opponents to a dismal .213 batting average while striking out 107 batters and finishing with a 156 record. What is expected now?

“It was an incredible year for her,” commented Butz. “She’s not a super overpowering pitcher but she can place the ball well. And she has a good catcher in (senior TriCaptain) Jen Doyle who caught all of the games last year.”

Butz also pointed out that two freshmen, Caitlin McNelis and Kelly Lusk, have been looking very strong as pitchers.

How does Butz assess his team? “We should be above average. I don’t think that we are exceptionally great, but we lost something last year with Diane and Jen leading off. Both had exceptional speed,” said Butz. “I don’t think that we will be stealing as much this year. I haven’t determined a leadoff hitter yet but the heart of the order will be Katie (Church), Megan (Miller) and Alicia (Piniat) although Alicia has good speed.”

Noting the Raiders’ strength and weaknesses, Butz said, “Our strength, obviously, is our battery and the infield experience; however, our outfield may not be as strong as we want it to be, especially on the offensive end.”

Beefing up their schedule this season, the Raiders added BridgewaterRaritan and a strong Delaware Valley team and will open their season at Westfield on April 1. Captain Gina Turturiello, first

baseman Heather McDonald, second baseman Gina Pisano, third baseman Elizabeth Klebaur and left fielder Gina Piccarillo. Junior veteran and CoCaptain Jenny Calabrese will be the catcher.

New faces in the lineup will be junior Shannon Moore or freshman Peggy Lallis at shortstop. Playing center field and right field may be freshman Meghan Butler, Lauren Beasley or Carey Moore. Vying for time in the pitching rotation will be freshman Kristen Turturiello and sophomore Lindsey Sheppard.

Offensively, Calabrese will be the big gun. Sisters Carey and Shannon Moore along with Shannon Murphy

have demonstrated some descent pop in their bats. Speed on the bases may be considered average, with the exceptions of speedsters Butler or Carey Moore, who could get the Lady Highlanders off and running.

Success may be difficult to measure early on depending on how well adjustments and progress come along. Highlander coach, Jerry Britt said he will be looking to accomplish several major objectives during the season.

“First of all, we need the development of a sound team, filling in those open positions we lost through graduation,” commented Britt. “I look forward to repeat for the title as Conference Champions, although we shared that honor with Immmaculata the past two years, and to be in the mix for the Counties, depending of course on how our people step up. Our other objective is to make a run for a state sectional and state championship. With our front line pitcher, Gina Turturiello, Jenny Calabrese and the rest of our line up, I feel it places us in a good position.”

With many teams improving every year, the Lady Highlanders will once again be challenged by powerful teams from Immaculata, Cranford, Watchung Hills and Arthur Johnson. The Governor Livingston High school girls softball program has developed a tradition of winning brought on through hard work, dedication, team work and an excellent chemistry.

blocked shots. Team Captain Dave Herrmann led in assists with 64, grabbed 102 rebounds, scored 99 points and seized 19 steals. Senior Harold Burwell scored 125 points, pulled in 31 rebounds and had 13 steals.

In the process of seeking a harmonious lineup, Leonardi also made much use of sophomores Steve Williams, Brian Schiller, Adam Bendik and Anwar Montgomery. Williams was impressive, scoring 65 points and pulling 49 rebounds.

“I thought that our kids did a pretty good job in that many of our games were very close up until the end

when there was about four or five minutes left in the ball game,” commented Leonardi.

“A lot of our problems had to do with handling the ball,” pointed out Leonardi. “It was not so much the conditioning as it was the aspect that nobody was used to playing with each other. Having five kids who are used to playing with each other for two years and then to mix them up, it changes the whole chemistry of the team.”

As to the Raiders’ outlook for next year, Leonardi said, “We have Andrew Feeley coming back. He’s 6’9” now and we have the four sophomores (Schiller, Bendik, Williams and Montgomery) coming with him. Hopefully from that, we can build from there. They will all start together from the beginning. In fact, they will probably be playing together in the summer.”

PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF EDUCATION WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education, Westfield, New Jersey, in the Board of Education Office, 302 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, at

2: 00 P. M. (Prevailing Time) on April 3, 2000 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for:

B2018 “ROOF REPLACEMENT AND RELATED WORK AT EDISON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL B2018”

Plans and Specifications will be available on March 24, 2000.

Plans, Specifications, form of bid, contract and bond for the proposed work and other Contract Documents thereto, as prepared by M. Disko Associates, are on file in their offices at 493 Lehigh Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083, and may be examined at the office of M. Disko Associates during normal business hours.

Bidders will be furnished with a copy of the Plans and Specifications by the Engineer, upon proper notice and payment of a check for Fifty Five ($ 55.00) (dollars), payable to M. DISKO ASSOCIATES, said cost being the reproduction price of the documents and is not returnable.

Proposal forms (as contained in the Specifications) provide for the awarding of all the work to the lowest qualified bidder under a single contract.

The guaranty accompanying the bid shall be given in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid and may be given at the option of the bidder by a Certified Check, or Bid Bond from a reputable insurance company.

All bidders must be prequalified in accordance with Chapter 105, Laws of 1962, as amended by Chapter 188, Laws of 1968 as set forth in Instructions to Bidders.

Labor in connection with the project shall be paid not less than wages as listed in Prevailing Wage Rate Determination, pursuant to Chapter 150 of the New Jersey Laws of 1963, or the U. S. Department of Labor Wage Determinations, whichever are higher for each class of labor.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of PL 1975, C. 127. (NJAC 17: 27)

Bids may be held by the Board of Education for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the opening of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract.

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids if in its judgement the public interest will be served by so doing.

By order of the Board of Education, Westfield, New Jersey.

Robert Berman Board Secretary 1 T – 3/ 23/ 00, The Leader Fee: $56.61

PUBLIC NOTICE

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD

Date Adopted: March 16, 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.

RESOLUTION NO.: 3152000 (Amending Resolution No. 111898) AWARDED TO: Mary Kay Murphy, 193 Midland Avenue, Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

SERVICES: For the continued project management of the Port Master Plan Study and implementation of the Transportation Development District.

PERIOD: Contract extended through June 30, 2000.

COST: For an additional $36,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $116,000.

M. Elizabeth Genievich Clerk of the Board 1 T – 3/ 23/ 00, The Leader Fee: $24.99

PUBLIC NOTICE

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD

Date Adopted: March 16, 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( M). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

RESOLUTION NO.: 3032000 SERVICES: Renewing the following insurance policies:

AWARDED TO: Professional liability policy (insuring Dr. Brenda Holcomb), Princeton Insurance Co., 746 Alexander Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Effective 3/ 1/ 00 3/ 1/ 01. In an amount not to exceed $6,290.69.

Special MultiPeril Policy, Runnells Specialized Hospital, with Princeton Insurance Co., 746 Alexander Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Effective 3/ 1/ 00 3/ 1/ 01. In an amount not to exceed $189,753.

Commercial Umbrella Liability Policy, Runnells Specialized Hospital, with Princeton Insurance Co., 746 Alexander Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Effective 3/ 1/ 00 3/ 1/ 01. In an amount not to exceed $52,361.43.

Directors and Officers Liability Policy, Runnells Specialized Hospital, with Princeton Insurance Co., 746 Alexander Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Effective 3/ 1/ 00 3/ 1/ 01. In an amount not to exceed $16,686.89.

Accident Policy for Board of Chosen Freeholders with Hartford Insurance Co., 7 World Trade Center, New York, New York 10048. Effective 4/ 1/ 00 4/ 1/ 01. In an amount not to exceed $750.

Accident Policy for Board of Chosen Freeholders Volunteers, with Hartford Insurance Co., 7 World Trade Center, New York, New York 10048. Effective 4/ 1/ 00 4/ 1/ 01. In an amount not to exceed $473.40.

M. Elizabeth Genievich Clerk of the Board 1 T – 3/ 23/ 00, The Leader Fee: $45.39

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F1105699.

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. PLAINTIFF vs. WILLIAM P. BARBA AND MILUSKA BARBA, HIS WIFE, ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED JANUARY 11, 2000 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 19TH DAY OF APRIL A. D., 2000 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is ONEHUNDRED SEVENTEEN THOUSAND TWOHUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE & 32/ 100 ($ 117,275.32).

The property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union and State of New Jersey.

It is commonly known as 551 Grier Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey. It is known and designated as Block No. 4, Lot No. 742.

The dimensions are 40 feet wide by 200 feet long.

Nearest cross street: Situate on the westerly line of Grier Avenue, 162.92 feet from the northerly line of Summer Street.

Prior lien( s): Subject to unpaid taxes and municipal liens. Amount due will be announced at the Sheriff’s Sale or is available upon written request to plaintiff’s attorneys.

There is due approximately the sum of ONEHUNDRED TWENTY FOUR THOSAND TWOHUNDRED FOUR & 05/ 100 ($ 124,204.05) together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF STERN, LAVINTHAL, NORGAARD & KAPNICK, Attorneys Suite 300 293 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston, New Jersey 070391711 CH755110 (WL) 4 T 3/ 23, 3/ 30, 4/ 6 & 4/ 13/ 00 Fee: $197.88

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F854398.

THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK F/ K/ A THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, N. A. F/ K/ A CHEMICAL BANK NEW JERSEY, N. A., ET ALS, PLAINTIFF vs. HECTOR MONTEVERDE, ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MARCH 17, 1999 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 19TH DAY OF APRIL A. D., 2000 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is NINETY FIVE THOUSAND TWO & 73/ 100 ($ 95,002.73).

Property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union and State of New Jersey.

Premises commonly known as: 719 Livingston Road, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Ward No. 10, Account No. 1289. Approximate dimensions: Approximately 50.00 feet wide in front, by 100.00 feet long.

Nearest Cross Street: Situated at a point on the northerly side of Livingston Road, approximately 225 feet west from the corner formed by the intersection of said side of Livingston Road with the westerly side of Springfield Road.

There is due approximately the sum of ONEHUNDRED EIGHT THOUSAND ONEHUNDRED THIRTY & 07/ 100 ($ 108,130.07) together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF PRICE, MEESE, SHULMAN & D’ARMINIO, Attorneys Cali Corporate Center 50 Tice Boulevard Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 076757664 CH754451 (WL) 4 T 3/ 23, 3/ 30, 4/ 6 & 4/ 13/ 00 Fee: $187.68

PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF EDUCATION WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education of the Westfield School District, Union County, New Jersey, at the Board of Education, 302 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey, for the following supplies, equipment or services:

BID FOR: B0106 TRAINER/ HEALTH SUPPLIES FOR THE 20002001 SCHOOL YEAR

BIDS DUE: APRIL 6, 2000 AT 11: 00 A. M.

The bids will be received at the Administration Building, 302 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, on the date and at the time indicated, and then publicly opened and read aloud.

Bids must be in strict compliance with specifications. Bids must be made on the proposal forms in the manner designated. Proposals must be endorsed on the outside of the sealed envelope, with the name of the bidder, the bidder’s address and the name of the supplies, equipment, or services for which the bid is submitted. It is understood and agreed that proposals may be delivered before the time or at the place specified for opening. The Board of Education assumes no responsibility for bids mailed or misdirected in delivery.

The Board of Education of the Town of Westfield, in Union County, New Jersey, reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids for the whole or any part and waive any informalities in the interest of the Board of Education. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof.

Bidding shall be in conformance with the applicable requirements of N. J. S. A. 18A: 18A1 et. seq., pertaining to the “Public School Contracts Law”.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P. L. 1975, C. 127, (NJAC 17: 27).

By order of the Town of Westfield Board of Education, Union County, New Jersey.

Robert A. Berman Board Secretary 1 T – 3/ 23/ 00, The Leader Fee: $44.88

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F317497.

THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, F/ K/ A THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, N. A., ET ALS, PLAINTIFF vs. JOHN R. HARTWELL AND ARSULA HARTWELL, HIS WIFE; ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED AUGUST 29, 1997 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 19TH DAY OF APRIL A. D., 2000 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is TWENTY TWO THOUSAND SEVENHUNDRED TWENTY TWO & 80/ 100 ($ 22,722.80).

Property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union, and State of New Jersey.

Premises commonly known as: 1011 Fanny Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Tax Lot No. 619, in Block No. 8. Approximate dimensions: 25 feet wide by 100 feet long.

Nearest Cross Street: Situated at a point on the northeasterly side of Fanny Street, approximately 150 feet northwesterly from the intersection formed by the northwesterly side of Route 1 & 9 (a/ k/ a Spring Street) with the northeasterly side of Fanny Street.

There is due approximately the sum of TWENTY NINE THOUSAND EIGHTY FIVE & 61/ 100 ($ 29,085.61) together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF PRICE, MEESE, SHULMAN & D’ARMINIO, Attorneys Cali Corporate Center 50 Tice Boulevard Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 076757664 CH753396 (WL) 4 T 3/ 23, 3/ 30, 4/ 6 & 4/ 13/ 00 Fee: $187.68

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times RAIDER SOFTBALL TRIUMVIRATE… Juniors Katie Church, left, and Alicia Piniat, center, along with senior Jen Doyle will assume responsibilities as team TriCaptains of the Raiders softball team.

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times (Files) TRYING TO ESTABLISH A CONTINUITY… Due to unexpected changes in personnel, the Raider boys basketball team had difficulty establishing a smooth continuity this season. Fred Lecomtefor The Westfield Leader and The Times HIGHLANDER COCAPTAINS… Senior Gina Turturiello, left, and junior

Jen Calabrese have been selected as the Governor Livingston Highlanders’ softball team CoCaptains.

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times BLUE DEVIL SOFTBALL COCAPTAINS… Seniors Kristen Leonardis, left, and Paige Corbett have been selected as CoCaptions of the Blue Devil softball team. Leonardis was also a captain of the field hockey team and the basketball team.

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