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Scotch Plains Day Festival FiveMile Race Results:
North Brunswick Taints SPF Soccer Gold, 62
In conjunction a flea market, Health Fair, and many other activities, the Scotch Plains Recreation Commission and the Scotch Plains Business & Professional Organization held a fivemile race. David Gates of Westfield was the first runner to cross the finish line with a time of 32: 12. The best overall female was Nancy Cohen of Cranford at 35: 00. Brian Dueler, timed at 34: 38, was presented with she Mayor’s Trophy as the first Scotch Plains resident to cross the finish line.
Town Signification: Scotch Plains (SP), Fanwood (F), Westfield (W), Edison (E), East Brunswick (EB), New Providence (NP), Middlesex (MX)
Times by Age Group (Males) 19 & under: 1. Christian Hambleton (34: 47) (SP), 2. Dan Rager (39: 25) (SP). 2529 Age Group: 1. John Friebely (SP) 34: 48. 3034 Age Group: 1. Scott Blur (35: 10), 2. Michael Novack (35: 16), 3. William Stevens (36 14) all of SP. 3539 Age Group: 1. Patrick Scallop (E) 32: 37, 2. Brian Dutter (SP) (34: 38), 3. Brian Levine (W) (35: 53). 4044 Age Group: 1. Raymond O’Donnell (SP) (36: 42), 2. William Spach (Ashburn, Va.) (37: 22), 3. Tom Meagher (NP) (37: 11). 4549 Age Group: 1. Chuck Krajcsik (SP) (47: 49). 5054 Age Group: 1. Eric Deger (EB) (36: 05), 2. Tom Atkins (SP) (37: 21), 3. Larry Golis (Mx) (38: 18). Males 5559 Age Group:
1. Albert Meyer (Mp) (38: 03), 2. Keith Ferguson (SP) (42: 16), 3. Alfred Rees (SP) (49 57) 60 and over Age Group: 1. David Burke (SP) (39: 48), 2. Abu Said (SP) (55: 26).
Times by Age Group (Females) 2024 Age Group: 1. Susana Bama (SP) (35.46) 3034 Age Group: 1. Denise Stevens (SP) (35: 20) 3539 Age Group: 1. Ann Earl (SP) (35: 40), 2. Debbie Close (SP) (39: 08), 3. Donna Kennedy (SP) (40: 39) 4044 Age Group: 1. Susan Patla (Matawan) (37: 37), 2. Susan Graff (F) (38: 10), 3. Pat Hambleton (SP) (39: 26). 4549 Age Group: 1. Lena Hollman (SP) (35: 56), 2. Irene Bartels (SP) (49: 03) 5054 Age Group: 1. Joann Come (Somerset) (43: 46), 2. Jeannie Fulford (F) (48: 25)
All runners were eligible for drawings for gift certificates donated by Apple Blossom Flower Shop, John’s Meat Market, Cozy Corner Quilt Shop, Scotch Plains Music Center and Nuts n’ Plenty. Lucky winners were Ann Earl, Denise Stevens, Tom Atkins, David Burke and Kenneth Hetzel.
The Scotch Plains High School R. O. T. C., under the leadership of Chief Marion Terry, the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Departments, Recreation Commission staff and local residents volunteered for assistance with traffic control, registration and race routing.
The Scotch PlainsFanwood Intercity U10 Gold soccer team playing their best game of the season, dropped a 62 decision to the North Brunswick United on October 15.
Keeper Greg Bencivengo repeled 15 shots in the second half and only allowed one to get past him. Each time the United thought they had an opportunity to score, Bencivengo was there to make the stop.
Defenseman Marc Fusillo turned in an outstanding game as he used speed and a strong leg to clear every potential threat. Mike Roth, Danny Rodriguez and Danny Gore combined to make an
awesome trio on defense, constantly outhustling and outmuscling their opponent to the ball. Joseph Del Prete got the Gold’s first score as he turned on the jets to get to a loose ball, faked the goalie and slid it into the net. Brendan McEvoy, Eddie Byron, Angelo Cerimele, Andrew Smith and Paul Spicer did their part to keep the ball in their opponent’s end and keep pressuring the defense. Halfback Matt Nobbs refused to quit as he outraced two defenders to the ball, split the defense and made a beautiful shot in the upper corner for a welldeserved goal. broke away down the left sideline,
outrunning the defender, did a stutter step as the defender ran by, hooked toward the goal and crossed to Stacy Spass near the box, who in turn drilled a shot which just missed.
With just seconds left in the second overtime, Hinds slipped into the center, about 16 yards from the goal, and booted a shot which was tipped, sending the ball wide right.
“Yes, I was right there but I didn’t know exactly where I was positioned,” explained Hinds of her overtime shot.
Considering what more she and her teammates needed to do, Hinds replied, “We were all working together, but we just weren’t doing what we were supposed to do. I believe we have to focus more and finish.”
Westfield’s record shifted to 832 and Union’s shifted to 631.
Perth Amboy Intercepts Westfield PAL ‘D’, 2013
Westfield PAL “D” combined Blue and White squads faced Perth Amboy away on October 14 and were edged, 2013. It was a well fought match until the end when QB Kevin Neland, threw a pass which was intercepted and resulted in Perth Amboy’s winning TD.
Michael Phillips’ TD run put the Blue Devils ahead, 60, on their first possession. On their second possession, the offensive line created nice holes, allowing Craig Dyer to run across the line and chalk up another six points. Travis Cassett ran successfully for the extra point.
Perth Amboy followed with a long TD run, making the score 136. Before halftime,
Joe Porchetta contributed some sweet runs and Zachary Helfand caught a bomb to gain yardage.
The Blue Devils held Perth Amboy on its first possession. But on the second possession, Perth Amboy evened the score 1313 with a long TD run. Evan Rosenberg, Colin MacKay and Brandon Rolnick fought hard for yardage in the Blue Devils final set of downs, but Perth Amboy’s TD interception ended the game.
Westfield PAL “D”White hosts Scotch Plains this Sunday and “D” Blue plays Berkeley Heights away.
OCTOBER 10: Governor Livingston 5, A. L. Johnson 0
1st singles: Jen Calabrese won, 60, 60
2nd singles: Kristen Turturiello won, 61, 60
3rd singles: Stephanie Rude won, 61, 60
1st doubles: Lauren Whritenhaur and Jessica Bong won, 61, 61
2nd doubles: Olivia Baniuszewicz and Maya Monro won, 82
OCTOBER 11: Summit 3, Westfield 2
Erin Corbett and Jen Phillips won their first doubles match, 62, 60, and second singles players Ali Bennett and Lianna Kong won, 61, 61.
Scotch PlainsFanwood 5, Irvington 0
1st singles: Danielle Fallon won, 61, 60
2nd singles: Sharon Opila won, 60, 60
3rd singles: Jessica Park won forfeit 1st doubles: Katherine Walker and Jenny Harrison won, 61, 60
2nd doubles: Kristen Simberg and Jen O’Brien won, 60, 61
OCTOBER 12: Scotch PlainsFanwood 4, Elizabeth 1
1st singles: Elizabeth Pilkington (SPF) won, 60, 61
2nd singles: Gail Hannigan (SPF) won, 60, 60
3rd singles: Veronica Villegas (E) d. Kristen Simberg, 36, 61, 63
1st doubles: Katherine Walker and Jenny Harrison (SPF) won, 62, 61
2nd doubles: Jen O’Brien and Jessica Park (SPF) won, 60, 60
OCTOBER 13: Union Catholic 4, Roselle Catholic 1
1st singles: Angela Wiggs won forfeit 2nd singles: Dana Boyer won, 75, 16, 75
3rd singles: Christine Brzezicka won, 64, 60
1st doubles: Maureen Maggi and Alex Farawell won, 62, 75
2nd doubles: Laura Boes and Sheri Jones fell, 64, 75
H. S. Girls Soccer County Tourney:
OCTOBER 13: Scotch PlainsFanwood 1, Oak Knoll 0
Kerri Quinn on an assist from Kellie LaForge scored midway through the first half. Keeper Lauren Bianco had six saves for the 74 Raiders. Kate Abramson had 14 saves for the Royals.
Oak Knoll (55) 0 0 0 Sc PlnsFanwood 1 0 1
Union 1, Governor Livingston 0
Farmer Sue Pimenpa scored late in the second half.
OCTOBER 14: Cranford 6, Roselle Catholic 0
The topseeded, 120, Cougars rolled over the Lions with two goals and an assist from Sue Flamini.
Westfield 1, Rahway 0
Susan Hinds scored the winner for the thirdseeded Blue Devils.
Rahway (39) 0 0 0 Westfield (932) 0 1 1
Union Catholic 9, Brearley 0
The secondseeded Vikings routed the Bears. Sophomore Rebecca Babicz netted three goals. Pam Seiple and Kate Seamon nailed two goals each.
Brearley (28) 0 0 0 Union Cath (1202) 5 4 9
Kent Place 5, Roselle Park 2, OT
Katie Gandolfo scored two goals for Kent Place.
Summit 3, Linden 0
Karen Jann netted her 14th goals of the season for the Hilltoppers.
High School Girls Tennis:
Highlanders Ice Lady Comets, 50
The Governor Livingston High School girls soccer team boosted its record to 651 with a 50 icing of the Hillside Comets in Hillside on October 10.
Keeper Kathleen Dreitlein had five saves and recorded her sixth shutout. In addition to an own goal, Meagan Butler, Margy Goodspeed, Katie Gotto and Allison Smith each scored a goal.
Killer Bees Sting Twice; Douse Flames, Lightning
The Westfield Killer Bees, an U14 girls soccer team, remain undefeated after stinging the West Windsor Flames, 30, on October 14, then stopping the Rahway Lightning, 10, on Sunday.
Against the Flames, attackers Jenna Federgreen, Ann Siwulec and Stephanie Bridgman ruled the left side. Bridgman, using a series of pullbacks and turns consistently beat her defender to send solid crosses and shots on goal. In the first quarter, Aly Carter crossed to Bridgman who rocketed a shot into the net. Later, striker Lauren Campo set up Bridgman for her second score.
Highlights included outstanding defense at stopper by Elsa Warner, quality
passes by halfback Dana Spass and welltimed attacks by forward Caroline Cariste. Westfield added the final goal as left wing Siwulec intercepted a Flame pass and drove it into the net.
Against the Lightning, the top offensive team in the flight, the Bees scored the only goal when halfback Elkoury passed into the corner that Bridgman chipped to striker Cariste, who finished with a perfect onetouch shot into the corner of the net. Solid play by defenders Emily MacNeil, Justine Palme, Jessica Schor, Lizzie MacKay and Megan Fowler held the Lightning to just six shots on goal, which keepers Jessie Elkoury and Tara O’Donahue saved.
Soccer Warriors Tip Livingston U11, 60
The SPF Warriors U11 intercity soccer team secured their first league victory by soundly defeating Livingston 60 on October 8. The Warriors were an offensive machine for the entire game.
Michael DeVizio scored in the first minutes of the game. Next, Tyler Stanek’s shot just missed the top but seconds later, he placed the ball into the Livingston goal. Center halfback Daniel LiVolsi drilled and 18yarder that was blocked by the keeper.
Livingston rebounded but Rob Cunninham stole the ball, took it downfield and perfectly centered the ball on. Next, Halfback Brian Hessmer drove through two defenders and scored.
Defender Bryan Dougher made a perfect header to stop a Livingston drive. Timmy Lieschner closed the first half with a goal to make it 40.
Kyle Mihansky led the action early in the second half as he drove the ball into Livinston territory. Then left wing Evan Aspel quickly scored and DeVizio added the final goal. Halfback Bryan Meridith pounded a 20yard shot that was just blocked. Warrior goalie Jarek Cohen held off a final Livingston drive. Halfback Tommy Sutter pressured the Livingston domain with his powerful foot.
SPFHS Boosters Support Activities of All athletes
The SPFHS Blue Raiders Athletic Booster Club is an organization that supports the activities of the athletes/ students at SPFHS. The Boosters represents all sports at the High School and last year was able to contribute to many of them.
After raising over $7,000 last year, the Boosters were able to donate:
-money to purchase equipment for the Athletic Trainer
-money to boy’s basketball for a summer league -money to the girl’s basketball for a basketball trip
-money to purchase equipment for the football team, the boy’s and girl’s soccer teams, and the boy’s and girl’s tennis teams
-money to purchase a banner for the swim team
-money for plaques for wrestling -money for the purchase of a water
fountain to be used at the track
The Boosters also provide at least four scholarships each year, award letters to all Varsity athletes, host the three Sports Awards Nights and the Senior Awards Night, and they hope that this year that they can provide more equipment to the teams at the High School.
They are just short of 100 members and would like all parents to become a member of the SPFHS Athletic Booster Club. The membership is $20 per family and can be sent to: SPFHS Raiders Booster Club c/ o Kathie Watson 32 Arlene Court, Fanwood, 07023.
All are also welcome to come to the meetings which are held in the High School in the MultiPurpose Room, the second Tuesday of each month at 7: 30 p. m.
‘Karate World’ Hosts Martial Arts Challenge
On September 24, martial art students from New Jersey and New York came together for the New Jersey Martial Arts Challenge in front of a capacity crowd at Brearley High School in Kenilworth. The tournament is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union and a Team USA Qualifier.
“You could feel the energy in the air as you walked into the gymnasium,” quoted Roxanne Dunn of Karate World in Kenilworth.
All gold, silver and bronze medalists qualified to be a part of Team USA, representing the United States in Cancun this January.
The Challenge was also an opportunity to raise money for Karate World’s national and international competitors. The tournament raised $1,040. Thanks to the support of Mr. And Mrs. Augenzucker, Mr. And Mrs. Morin, Mr. And Mrs. Mellon, Mrs. Pazas, Mrs Shallcross, and Mr. Brugger.
“We know it’s difficult at times for parents to send their children across the United States, or overseas to compete, so this gave us a great way to raise money while having a fun time.” said Master Jeff Dunn.
“Each year we hope to raise more and more for each of these dedicated students who sacrifice so much to be at the level of training they have attained. These competitors are here almost every day for several hours a day. They are very focused and put a lot of heart into their training. The least thing we want them to worry about is the financial backing when it’s time to compete,” said Ms. Dunn.
The division that seemed to catch everyone’s eye, was the Mighty Might’s Division comprised of 46 year old competitors.
“My medals are so shiny” commented Jared Dunn, age 5, who won a silver in board breaking and a bronze in forms.
Union County Will Sponsor ‘InterTown’ Relay Day
CRANFORD – Union County will “Unite For a Drug Free Millennium” through an Intertown Relay ending in a celebration at Nomahegan Park on Saturday, October 21, from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. (The rain date is Sunday, October 22) for Red Ribbon Relay and Drug Awareness Day.
Red Ribbons will be displayed throughout Union County during the week of commemoration for the life of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena who lost his life in the fight against drugs.
The event is sponsored by Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and is coordinated by the Union County Coalition for the Prevention of Substance Abuse and U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the
County of Union. Nomahegan Park will be bursting with excitement when runners from all over Union County end their torch bearing “InterTown Relay” with a ceremony in the park. The National Guard and US Drug Enforcement Administration will amaze participants with spectacular helicopter landings. There will be a Showcase of Talent with exhibits and displays to view. There will be plenty of activities for children which includes a Petting Zoo, jump on the “moon” at the Moonwalk, face painting, Batman and his Batmobile and clown acts.
For more information, please call the Union County Coalition for the Prevention of Substance Abuse at (908) 2338810.
SPF Soccer Jazz Jolts Wolves, Berkeley Heights
The Scotch PlainsFanwood Jazz girls intercity soccer team picked up backtoback wins this past weekend to improve their record to 60 with a 41 win over the hosting Watchung Hills Wolves and a 20 win over Berkeley Heights.
On Saturday, against the undefeated Wolves, the Jazz found themselves down, 10, at the half. But the Jazz responded early in the second half. Lauren Hercel swiftly rushed up the right wing and crossed to Jess McGarry who found Hallie Mintz at the right post. Mintz promptly popped the ball into the left corner.
The Jazz took a 21 lead when Lindsey Fitzgerald worked through midfield and
passed to Staci Goldberg, who directed the ball to Meaghan Kelly on the right. Kelly rifled the ball into the net.
The Jazz got their next goal on a deflection. Shannon Hauser dug the ball out of the left corner and passed into the box, where a lonely Wolf unwittingly deflected the ball in. Hauser scored the final goal moments later when Mintz intercepted a goal kick and passed to her.
On Sunday, the hosting Jazz dominated Berkeley Heights with 11 shots on goal, but it was some exceptional defense by Katie Van Haasteren, Kristen Henkels and Becca McGuire along with a tumbling save by Jess McGarry that preserved the win.
Springfield Stymies Westfield PAL ‘C’
The Blue Devils experienced their first loss, falling 60, to Springfield on October 15. Strong defensive play ruled the game.
Westfield had only one possession in the first quarter which resulted in a punt by Danny Dickson. Great tackles by Michael McCrea, Zach Deegan and Nick DelPopolo kept Springfield scoreless.
Springfield managed to score on their first drive in the second quarter. Patrick Stanley and Charlie Read stopped the twopoint attempt. Springfield later intercepted a pass but outstanding defensive play by McCrea, Deegan and DelPopolo halted Springfield.
Westfield woke up and picked up four first downs in the third quarter; however, a fumble ended the drive. McCrea, Stanley and Matthew Ince dominated defensely.
Westfield’s offense was only able to gain short yardage during their two final possessions. Defensive players Ed Kane, Joe VallLlobera, Kyle Wright, Christian Thomsen, Robert Witkowski and Kyle Zetounian kept Springfield scoreless in the fourth.
On Sunday, October 22, PAL “C” will play home against Scotch Plains.
THE KARATE KIDS… These three gladiators placed well at the New Jersey Martial Arts Challenge. Taking first in his division was Corey Markovitch, second was Matt Banz and third was Gared Dunn. BREAKING THROUGH THE DEFENSE… Westfield PAL C running back Gil
Chapman, No. 38, bursts through the Springfield defense for a gain. UNION COUNTY 50+ SOFTBALL CHAMPS… The Office won the Division 2 Crown. Pictured, left to right, are: kneeling; Tony Oliva, Teo Fernandez, Howard Smith, Dennis Kosowicz, Blair Rush, Armand Salvati, Jerry Permoulie and Chip Weiss; standing, Lou Koehler, Tom McNulty, Art Wesley, Gerry Halfpenny, John Weiss, Larry Rehak, Jim Donnelly and Ken Dunbar.
UNION COUNTY 50+ SOFTBALL CHAMPS… Nilsen Detective Agency won the Division 1 crown. Pictured, left to right, are: kneeling; Len Yenish, Al Theresa, Bruce Bilotti, Carl Reider and Ron Ivory; standing, Bob DeBellis, Jerry Barrett, Phil Spinelli, Butch Ernst, Brian McDermott, Jim Venezia, Mike Volpe and Paul Stefano.
UNION COUNTY 60+ SOFTBALL CHAMPS… Pioneer Transport, pictured, left to right, are: kneeling; Charles Brown, Norm Stumpf, Tony Menafro, Lou Melillo, Art Kopacz, Bill Richie, Bob Canales, Jim Steiner and Ed Malko; standing, Sy Feingold, George Merlo, John McCarthy, Ralph DelVecchio, Ed Ganczewski, Don Robertson and Dom Deo.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times ABOUT TO BREAK AWAY… Blue Devil Susan Hinds, No. 13, begins to beat a Farmer to the ball. Hinds got to the ball first, took it downfield and passed inside.
Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)