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by slapping a single then Schenk drilled a single to center which eluded the center fielder. Salerno scored.
Schenk continued to keep the Cougars mellow but did run into some trouble in the fifth. Polinitza was hit by a pitch and White yanked a single down the right field line as Polinitza zoomed to third. Kulick grounded out to third but Polinitza scored, tightening the score to 43, on the throw to first.
Andy Pavoni chopped a hopping double down the third baseline to start the sixth. After Cougar Angel N avare t t e came in to relieve, Goehry moved Pavoni to third by grounding out to second, then O’Connor skid an RBI single upthemiddle.
Schenk got into deep trouble in the bottom of the inning when he hit Kindler with a pitch and walked Navarette with nobody out. Maroney and his curve ball came in to relieve and magic was done as he struck out Chris Shaw looking, got Andy Bausch to popup to short and fanned Polinitza.
Continuing to keep the Cougars off balance in the seventh, Maroney got White to pop up to second, struck
out Matz and claimed victory by forcing Joe Unish to ground out.
Maroney’s ability to keep the Cougar batters off balance was apparent. “Maroney has a tough curve ball and we kept throwing it, throwing it and throwing it,” pointed out Raider Head Coach Brian Homm. “Kevin pitched a great game but we had to make a move in the sixth. And, it worked out!”
One area of concern was the Cougars opportunistic base running. “Cranford is a wellc o a c h e d team and is always tough when they get on the bases,” concluded Homm.
The victory boosted the Raiders’ record to 52 and it definitely gave them clout to earn the fourth seed in the upcoming Union County Tournament. Cranford slipped to 93 and received the second seed.
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Highlanders Fall to Ridge, 71; Stunned by Woodbridge, 87
By FRED LECOMTE
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
The No. 17 ranked Basking Ridge (BR) High School baseball team dominated Governor Livingston, 71, on April 25 in Berkeley Heights. Then on April 26, the hosting Highlanders suffered a stunning setback to the Woodbridge Barrons, 87. Mark Cantagallo scored the only Highlander run against the Red Devils by whacking a solo home run in the sixth. Pete Caggiano provided the most Highlander offense against the Barrons with three RBI.
Ayman Khalil provided the clout for the Red Devils with a threerun homer in the sixth. Highlander lefthander Andrew Gropper allowed four earned runs, seven hits and struck out six while Red Devil lefthander Chris Ignart allowed three hits, struck out four and walked three.
Ridge head coach Bill Giglio shared his viewpoint prior to the game by saying, “We never take them for granted, G. L. coach Bill Howard always has a good program, and does a great job with them. I figure they had a few rough spots so far, but Bill will get them straightened out, hopefully it’s not today against us. We never take him lightly.”
Costly errors and a lack of offense made this a needless worry and onesided affair for the (81) Red Devils.
Erik Dial singled and Bobby Falato doubled to center in the top of the second for Ridge. Then, Jon Bauer unleashed a sharp, tworun single in the gap to give Ridge a 20 lead. The Highlanders answered only with a
double from Frank Cavallo, but no runs were scored.
Ridge added two runs in the fourth after Andy West reached on an error and Bauer blasted an RBI double to right. Khalil then added an RBI
single. Then with runners on second and third, Khalil hammered his three run homer deep to center, pushing the lead to 70.
In the bottom of the inning, Mark Cantagallo blasted his solo home run to spoil the shutout.
A concerned Howard said, “We’re not executing, that is the main thing. Along with making too many mistakes in the field. It is important that we shore up that problem. Offensively, I wish we were a little more aggressive at the plate hitting wise. These are the things that we’re work ing at very diligently.”
Fielding errors continued to plague the Highlanders against the Barrons as a fielding error scored the tying and winning runs. G. L. starting pitcher Mike Farrell allowed two
runs, two hits, struck out two and walked five in four innings.
The Barrons struck with one run in the first on a walk and a RBI double to Brian Zalasar. The Highlanders answered with two runs on a single by Jason Guidicipietro, a walk to Cantagallo and a tworun single by Caggiano.
In the top of the fourth, Woodbridge knotted the score 22 on a Dean Riley RBI single. The Highlanders retaliated two runs on Rob Findlay’s bases loaded RBI single and a RBI sacrifice by Guidicipietro.
Barron Tony Perez drilled a tworun double to tie the game at four in the fifth. Then Joe Campetello gave the Barrons a 64 lead with a tworun single. The Highlanders regained the lead, 76, in the bottom of the inning. Cavallo and Mark Cantagallo tapped backtoback singles. A Barron error loaded the bases for Caggiano who walked in a run. Gropper’s sacrifice RBI scored Cantagallo then Dan Bussiculo poked an RBI single.
In the top of the Barron sixth, Carl Gurney doubled while Zalasar reached first on an error. Perez singled to load the bases. Then, another fielding error allowed two Barrons to cross the plate for the win.
Asked about the number of setbacks lately, Howard commented, “As far as our pitching is concerned, they have kept us in there many of the games, but when you continue giving four or five outs an inning, that makes it difficult. We’re giving up a lot of runs, partly pitching, partly fielding.”
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Viking Softballers Ransack Minutemen, Rams, Royals
The Union Catholic High School softball team grabbed triple victories by butting the Rams from Roselle, 148, in Roselle on April 24, clocking the Lady Minutemen from Elizabeth, 162, in Elizabeth on April 25, then by dethroning the Oak Knoll Royals, 109, on April 26 in Scotch Plains.
CoCaptains Kelly Sretonovic, in the Roselle and in the Oak Knoll games, and Casey Cooper, in the Elizabeth game, led their respective offensive attacks.
First, Sretonovic banged out three doubles and a single and drove in three runs while scoring four against the Rams. Jessica Cunningham had an RBI triple, a single and scored three runs for the (06) Rams.
Cooper had three singles, a triple and three RBI against the (53) Lady Minutemen and teammate Suzanne Hennessey rapped three singles and
drove in two runs as the Vikings upped their record to 45.
The Vikings then evened to 55 when Sretonovic alertly sped home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning. But the Vikings were behind 98 in the inning before Sretonovic doubled with Stephanie Massaro on first. Then Massaro scored on a fielder’s choice for the tie.
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blanking their Elizabeth opponents, 60, 60, in round one, swamping Cougars Louie and Flanagan, 64, 62, in the quarters then by dropping Highlanders Vivak Venkatachalam and Yiway Shieh, 63, 60. In the finals, Hilltoppers Andrew Fields and Chris Johnson stopped Cashman and Kahn, 63, 63.
A “luck of the draw” situation in the seeding at first singles pitted Blue Devil Griffin Maloney, seeded third, against unseeded Raider Gennady Bekkelman in the opening round. Maloney had been at second singles but moved to first singles when teammate Sam Fleder was unable to compete due to a collapsed lung. Just the day before, Maloney defeated Bekkelman in a regularseason match.
To earn any points for his team, one had to win that first match. And what a match it was! Bekkelman won the first set, 62, but Maloney battled back to win the second, 63. Then Bekkelman recovered and won the third set, 63.
“It was legitimate. They (Westfield) had to move Griff up to first singles. He had beaten Gen (Bekkelman) just the day before,” pointed out a pleased Raider Coach Blackman. In the seeding, “Gen got thrown into the hat and on a random pick ended up getting the number three seed.”
Blackman added, “It was a huge upset. It could be the upset of the tournament. I don’t think that Westfield has ever lost a player in the first round.”
“I knew what I had to do with him,” said Bekkelman. “I played him yesterday. Today I changed my game a little bit. I had to get focused, change the momentum and move him around more.”
Unfortunately, Bekkelman’s chances to reach the finals were extinguished
by GL Highlander Frank Geiger in the quarterfinals, 46, 62, 63. In the consolations, Bekkelman then fell to Andrey Dragun of ALJ then won by
forfeit to claim seventh. Raiders Terry Levine and Josh Sanders at second doubles beat their Johnson opponents, 61, 60, in round one then defeated their New Providence opponents, 76 (74), 63. In the semis they fell to Hilltoppers Fields and Johnson, 64, 60. In the thirdplace round, they fell to Venkatachalam and Shieh, 36, 63, 63.
J. T. Wilkinson of Union Catholic finished sixth at second singles. Vikings Tom Kierzkowski and Ryan Price finished seventh at first doubles and Dan Majcen and Erik DaRocha finished eighth at second doubles.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Summit (S) 92, 2. Westfield (W) 64, 3. Scotch PlainsFanwood (SPF) 55, 4. Governor Livingston (GL) 38, 5. Dayton (D) 31, 6. Rahway (R) 24, 7. Cranford (C) 12, 8. Union Catholic (UC) and New Providence (NP) 9, 10. Johnson (ALJ) 6, 11. Linden (L) 3 12. Elizabeth (E) and Oratory (O) 2. 14. Union (U), Roselle Catholic (RC), Roselle Park (RP) and Plainfield (P) 0
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1st singles: Fritz Staudmyer (S) d. Peter Von Rosen (R), 64, 46, 62
2nd singles: Hefter (S) d. Jones (W), 63, 63
3rd singles: Sehnert (S) d. Eisenberg (W), 60, 63
1st doubles: Corbin and Sweedlund (SPF) d. Buntain and Warren (W), 75, 62
2nd doubles: Fields and Johnson (S) d. Cashman and Kahn (W), 63, 63
THIRDPLACE ROUND: 1st singles: Felix Mil (D) d. Geiger (GL), 76 (74), 63 2nd singles: Lafkowitz (SPF) d. Varma, 64, 26, 61
3rd singles: Schlegel (SPF) d. Khoroshevsky (D), 62, 64
1st doubles: Dionne and Sehnert (S) d. Freundlich and Freundlich (D), 63. 75
2nd doubles: Venkatachalam and Shieh (GL) d. Levine and Sanders (SPF), 36, 63, 63.
Lady Devils Finish Well at Penn Relays
The Westfield High School girls track and field 4x800 meter relay team, with a time of 9: 37.18, finished 28th out of 64 teams at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Heather Dennis and Maura McMahon both finished their legs in 2: 21, Alexis Anzelone was timed at 2: 26 and Adrianne Blauvelt finished in 2: 27.
PUBLIC NOTICE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
PLANNING BOARD (IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Township of Scotch Plains will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at 8: 00 p. m., Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, to hear the application of K. Hovnanian at Scotch Plains, Inc. for 175 Union Avenue, Block No. 4901, Lot No. 3, for Site Plan approval of 100 townhomes.
All interested persons may be present and be heard. The file pertaining to this application is in the office of the Planning Board and is available for public inspection during regular office hours.
Barbara Horev Secretary to the Planning Board 1 T – 5/ 04/ 00, The Times Fee: $19.38
PUBLIC NOTICE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Scotch Plains held on. April 6, 2000 and April 12, 2000, the following decisions of the Board were memorialized:
Granted a sideyard setback Variance with conditions to Mikhail and Lily Gotliboym to allow the construction of an addition in accordance with plans submitted at the property located at 2131 Newark Avenue (Block No. 8903, Lot No. 21),
Scotch Plains. Granted a renewal of the Temporary Operating Permit with conditions to Eastern Marble & Granite Supply, Inc. to allow the retention of two (2) storage containers in the rear of the property located at 2353 Beryllium Road (Block No. 6901, Lot No. 23),
Scotch Plains. Linda M. Lies Secretary to the Zoning Board of Adjustment
Township of Scotch Plains 1 T – 5/ 4/ 00, The Times Fee: $23.46
UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD
Date Adopted: April 27, 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.: 5862000 (Amending Resolution No. 2452000) AWARDED TO: Junaid R. Shaikh, M. C., 90 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey.
SERVICES: for autopsy services.
COST: In an additional amount of $17,500, for a new contract amount not to exceed $45,000.
M. Elizabeth Genievich Clerk of the Board 1 T – 5/ 4/ 00, The Leader Fee: $22.44
Highlanders Tame Lady Lions, 172
All that the Lions could do was meow after the Governor Livingston High School softball team trampled Roselle Catholic, 172, in Roselle on April 28. Heather McDonald had three hits with a double and three RBI, Kerri Moore had three singles and Becky Ringwood drilled a threerun double in the 13hit ambush.
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SPF Raiders, 52
The Cranford High School softball team avenged an earlier season loss when pitcher Mary Dollard tossed a fourhitter and Meghan Maher whacked a solo homer to down the Scotch PlainsFanwood girls, 52, in Scotch Plains on April 26. Two of the Raiders’ hit came via solo home runs from Megan Miller and Lindsay Pennella.
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PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F486399.
FIRST UNION MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. ILDA T. RAMALHO, ET ALS., DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MARCH 8, 2000 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.
By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 10TH DAY OF MAY A. D., 2000 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.
The judgment amount is EIGHTY TWO THOUSAND ONEHUNDRED FIFTY EIGHT & 73/ 100 ($ 82,158.73).
Property to be sold is located in the CITY OF ELIZABETH, COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
Premises commonly known as 603 BRITTON STREET, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY 07202.
BEING KNOWN as Lot No. 4, Block No. 0273 on the official Tax Map of the CITY OF ELIZABETH.
Dimensions: (approximately) 25 feet x 93.39 feet x 25 feet x 93.39 feet.
Nearest Cross Street: CLARKSON AVENUE. There is due approximately the sum of EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND THIRTY SEVEN & 09/ 100 ($ 86,037.09) 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 FEDERMAN AND PHELAN, Attorneys Suite 505 Sentry Office Plaza 216 Haddon Avenue Westmont, New Jersey 08108 CH755155 (WL) 4 T 4/ 13, 4/ 20, 4/ 27 & 5/ 4/ 00 Fee: $ 177.48
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times A SOMEWHAT LOW SERVE… Blue Devil Josh Warren, left, concentrates after Ryan Buntain serves the ball at first doubles.
David B. Corbin for The Leader and The Times J. T. SERVING… Viking J. T. Wilkinson serves in his second singles match.
David B. Corbin for The Leader and The Times Raider first baseman Tim Pai
David B. Corbin for The Leader and The Times Raider Chris Schlegel serves
Fred Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times Highlander Mark Cantagallo hits a solo homer.
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