CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK
OCTOBER 5: Watchung Hills 4, Scotch PlainsFanwood 1
Senior Carolyn Pilkington picked up the only win for the Raiders as the Warriors improved to 91.
1st singles: C. Pilkington (SPF) d. Meredith Friedman, 75, 63
2nd singles: Laura Principe (WH) d. Cara Bristol, 64, 62
3rd singles: Beth Principe (WH) d. Gail Hannigan, 64, 61
1st doubles: Jackie Govonik and Lauren Jones (WH) d. Elizabeth Pilkington and Amy Ryan, 46, 61, 60
2nd doubles: Jen Millinan and Nadia Thursfield (WH) d. Caitlin Mahony and Danielle Fallon, 62, 61
Governor Livingston 5, Roselle Catholic 0
The Highlanders elevated their record to 60 by taking it out on the helpless Lions.
1st singles: Gina Turturiello d. Andrea Chiarello, 62, 60
2nd singles: Jen Calabrese d. Stefanie Zeik, 60, 61
3rd singles: Kristen Turturiello d. Jen Ciano, 60, 60
1st doubles: Jessica Bong and Yvonne Chen d. Nina DeAngelis and Stephanie Ganz, 60, 61
2nd doubles: Lindsay Crowl and Chrissy Souder d. Allison Kelly and Mary Beth Manfred, 61, 63
OCTOBER 6: Scotch PlainsFanwood 5, Cranford 0
1st singles: Carolyn Pilkington d. Stephanie Clay, 60, 60
2nd singles: Cara Bristol d. Robin Eisert, 60, 60
3rd singles: Gail Hannigan d. Jackie Pelliccio, 60, 60
1st doubles: Elizabeth Pilkington and Amy Ryan d. Rachael Ramsey and Sarah Folger, 60, 63
2nd doubles: Sarah Anderson and Katherine Walker d. Angela Lanzafama and Paulina Sorkin, 61, 62
Governor Livingston 4, Union Catholic 1 1st singles: Angela Wiggs (UC) d. Gina Turturiello, 76 (75), 26, 63
2nd singles: Jen Calabrese (GL) d. Sabina Sabatos, 60, 60
3rd singles: Kristen Turturiello (GL) d. Tammy Colangelo, 60, 60
1st doubles: Jessica Bong and Yvonne Chen (GL) d. Christine Brzezicki and Sheena Sikat, 60, 60
2nd doubles: Lindsay Crowl and Chrissy Souder (GL) d. Christine Kus and Kate Doll, 60, 60
OCTOBER 7: Westfield 4, Scotch PlainsFanwood 1
1st singles: Carolyn Pilkington (SPF) d. Katie Richards, 60, 60
2nd singles: Brittany Miller (W) d. Cara Bristol, 64, 64
3rd singles: Maggie Wei (W) d. Gail Hannigan, 75, 62
1st doubles: Jen Phillips and Erin Corbett (W) d. Elizabeth Pilkington and Amy Ryan, 61, 62
2nd doubles: Lianna Kong and Emily Sharpe (W) d. Caitlin Mahony and Danielle Fallon, 63, 60
Governor Livingston 5, Union Catholic 0
This time the Highlanders took all five slots.
1st singles: Gina Turturiello d. Angela Wiggs, 62, 61
2nd singles: Jen Calabrese d. Rashida Crawford, 61, 60
3rd singles: Kristen Turturiello d. Dana Boyer, 60, 61
1st doubles: Jessica Bong and Yvonne Chen d. Sabina Sabados and Tammi Colangelo, 62, 61
2nd doubles: Lindsay Crowl and Chrissy Souder d. Christine Brzezicki and Sheena Sikat, 63, 63
OCTOBER 8: Oak Knoll 3, Westfield 2
Oak Knoll squeaked past the Blue Devils.
1st singles: Leigh Slonaker (OK) d. Katie Richards, 61, 60
2nd singles: Gaby Lega (OK) d. Brittany Miller, 64, 75
3rd singles: Maggie Wei (W) d. Laura Demoreville, 64, 61
1st doubles: Erin Corbett and Jen Phillips (W) d. Erin Moran and Ana Cesan, 63, 46, 75
2nd doubles: Kate Hendricks and Nicole Preigibon (OK) d. Emily Sharpe and Lianna Kong, 63, 60
Scotch PlainsFanwood 5, Linden 0
The Raiders blanked the Tigers.
1st singles: Carolyn Pilkington d. Jade Trinh, 61, 60
2nd singles: Cara Bristol d. Jana Halenka, 61, 60
MARCANTONIO GRABS FOURYARD TD RECEPTION
Opportunistic Crusaders Halt Highlander Footballers, 296
By FRED LECOMTE
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
In a game dominated by its defense, the A. L. Johnson High School Crusaders took advantage of several Governor Livingston (GL) mistakes to record their second victory of the season on October 9 at Nolan Field in Clark. The Highlanders’ offense was limited to 163 yards and were plagued by a botched punt, fumbles and backtoback interceptions which resulted in touchdowns.
On a more positive note, once again, Highlander defensive determination crunched the Crusaders’ backs on numerous occasions, particularly near their own end zone. Senior Tom Geraghty highlighted the defense with a spectacular interception in the end zone to keep the Highlanders in the game.
During the first period, both teams jockeyed for field position. The Crusaders stirred up the crowd on their second possession when they drove the football from their own 10, deep into Highlander country. On fourth and two from the 18, Geraghty and Fred Williams blasted their way for the sack.
Disaster befell the Highlanders midway into the second quarter on a botched punt attempt giving Johnson the ball on the GL 4yard line. Crusader Sean Garner scampered into the end zone on a pitchout, making the score 60 with 11: 30 to go in the half.
Despite a high snap Kevin Kolmos’ throw to Bogner was good for the twopoint conversion.
With just 5: 00 left in the half, the Highlanders launched a serious assault from their 11yard line when Brian Pritchard rumbled 30 yards. A face mask penalty on the Crusaders advanced the ball to the GL 45. Elusive quarterback, Robbie Findlay picked up another first down on the option. Unfortunately, the drive was halted with 1: 15 left in the half.
In the third quarter, the Crusaders were inside the GL twoyard line. On fourth and one, the Crusaders were stunned when the Highlander defense led by Mark Felezzola, Mike Farrell, Williams, Tim Marcantonio and Pritchard held.
The Crusaders erupted in the fourth period. First, the Crusaders scored on three plays when quarterback John Polizzi hooked up with Bogner for a nineyard pass. The point after was good extending the lead to 150 with just nearly the full quarter remaining.
The Highlanders retaliated. Marcantonio received the kickoff on his 20 and returned it to the 34. Quarterback, K. C. Miller, taking over for Findlay, then launched a 66yard aerial attack to his main target, Marcantonio. The Highlanders scored on a four yard connection to Marcantonio. The twopoint conversion failed but the Highlanders were back in the game with
8: 21 left on the clock trailing 156. The GL defensive unit kept the Crusaders at bay, allowing the offense its opportunity to launch its second attack. However, Crusader cornerback Ed Novak shot down the aerial attack with a 24yard touchdown interception. Just 17 seconds later, Novak repeated the feat, this time for 42 yards and the touchdown.
The Highlanders fell to 04 and will host 31 Ridge on October 16.
Gov Liv (04) 0 0 0 6 6 Johnson (22) 0 8 0 2129
Local Area High School Girls Tennis Results:
3rd singles: Gail Hannigan d. Pilar Saladores, 60, 60
1st doubles: Elizabeth Pilkington and Amy Ryan d. Susan Schendelman and Mardena Kotlewska, 61, 63
2nd doubles: Jen Harrison and Anisha Bhasin d. Daniela Bologhava and Agnes Dolinierowski, 62, 61
Union Catholic 4, Rahway 1 1st singles: Angela Wiggs (UC) d. Megan Butler, 60, 62
2nd singles: Rashida Crawford (UC) d. Christa Olandria, 60, 60
3rd singles: Dana Boyer (UC) d. Jackie Cornell, 75, 63
1st doubles: Melanie Mallick and Jennifer Jesus (R) d. Sabina Sabados and Tami Colangelo, 16, 64, 64
2nd doubles: Christine Brzezicki and Sheena Sikat (UC) d. Priscilla Bauer and Jen Mendelson, 61, 62
Governor Livingston 4.5, Johnson 0.5
The Highlanders boosted their record to 90.
1st singles: Gina Turturiello d. Michelle Grunder, 61, 61
2nd singles: Jen calabrese d. Lauren Swiezc, 61, 60
3rd singles: Kristen Turturiello drew with Maureen Monage, 60, 36
1st doubles: Jessica Bong and Yvone Chen d. Jen Zatwamcki and Nicole Signorella, 63, 62
2nd doubles: Lindsay Crowl and Chrissy Souder d. Jessica Dayon and Jackie Peare, 61, 63
SPF PAL ‘A’ Raiders Shut Out Perth Amboy, Berkeley Heights
The Scotch PlainsFanwood PAL Raiders “A” team defeated the Perth Amboy Red Raiders, 200, on September 26 then crushed the Berkeley Heights Highlanders, 300, on October 3.
Kevin Urban recovered a Perth Amboy fumble early in the game. Moments later, defensive end Michael Walker stripped the ball from a Red Raider running back and dashed 42 yards for the touchdown. Kyle Baker ran in the extra point.
Next, Tony Curry recovered a Red Raider fumble on the 25. Running backs Billy Maines and Baker slashed into the defense behind the fine blocking of Dan Granda, Travis Boff, Urban, and Marc Fabiano. The offense succeeded with Baker scoring from 3 yards out. The extra point was no good.
The offense again sparked with quarterback Dan LaForge keeping a fourth quarter drive going with a keeper. Walker ran for the final touchdown with a great block by Josh Liss.
Against the Highlanders, the Raiders’ offense struck with four successful runs, then Baker streaked 35 yards for the touchdown. Linemen Maurice Ellington, Marc Giannaci, Urban, Granda, Boff and Fabiano opened the tremendous holes.
Fabiano converted his extra point kick to make the score 80.
Next, Liss stripped the ball and Walker fell on it at the Highlander 36, but the Raider drive stalled. The defense proceeded to push the Highlanders back to their five yard line and forced a punt. The running of Maines, Walker and Baker allowed the Raiders to strike again. Baker ran in for the touchdown. Fabiano’s extra point made the score 160.
After the Raider defense totally stopped the Highlanders, Baker followed with a 41yard punt return to the Highlander 35. Behind the blocking of Kris Piccola and Justice Evans, Maines blasted in from the five Fabiano’s kick made the score 240.
Solid defense led by Ted Sensor held the Highlanders motionless. Linemen Steve Escobar, Anthony Bora, Andrew Loomis, Devon Bonstein and Leroy Anglin maintained the pressure while backs Chris Finan, Sean Bendik, Liss and Maines covered pass routes. Linebackers Boff, Urban and Curry were solid.
LaForge, on a keeper, scored the final Raider touchdown. The Highlanders were denied any offensive yardage in the game.
Westfield PAL “D” Squeaks Past Berkeley Heights, 76
The Westfield PAL “D” team’s defense jumped to a quick start to set the tone of the game and defeated Berkeley Heights, 76. During the Highlanders’ third offensive play, defensive tackle Christian Thomsen barreled through the line for a quarterback sack.
With the momentum set, Westfield took over and soon after, thanks to a key block by tight end Logan Knisely, halfback Ryan Brand dashed an amazing 55 yards to bring the ball to the 12 yard line. Unfortunately, Westfield fumbled for a turn over. Berkeley Heights capitalized and ran 85 yards for a touchdown. During what would be the game winning play, Thomsen and Robert Witkowski made a key tackle to prevent the Berkeley Heights extra point.
Later in the game, safety Brett DeFazio stuffed a Highlander run. Immediately after, Thomsen broke through
and sacked the quarterback that forced a fumble which was recovered by John Dugan.
With the half coming to an end, Westfield needed to act quickly to score and they did. Thanks to key blocking by offensive linemen Joey Schurig, Jack Meager, Jimmy Ponce and Patrick Hughes, Michael Henry was able to run a sweep around the left side for a spectacular 45yard gain. Two plays later, halfback Matthew Shaffer skillfully broke through for a 16yard touchdown. Quarterback Joey Simone then directed a quick pitch play to Gil Chapman for the extra point making the score 76.
Key defensive tackles from defensive end Andrew Gately and cornerback Colin Mackay halted Berkeley Heights in the second half. The next game will be held on Sunday, October 17, at 10: 30 a. m. at home against Millburn.
WTA Ladies Doubles Final Tennis Ladder
The Westfield Tennis Association’s Ladies Doubles Ladder has concluded their playoffs and the final standings are listed below.
1. Rikke Thomsen/ Wendy Hansen 2. Shelly Nichols/ Carol Thompson 3. Karen Dorne/ Clara Karnish 4. Cindy Fechter/ Lee Perry 5. Joan Dreyer/ Lydia Masterson 6. Barbara Goldberg/ Wendi Cohen 7. Jean Power/ Liz Mitchell 8. Lillian Louie/ KathyOstrowski 9. Sherri Bende/ Aleta Zoidis 10. Diane Barabas/ Charlotte Clevenger 11. Vanessa Barber/ Andrea Lowenstein 12. Andrea MacRitchie/ Eileen Mitchell 13. Rona Pecker/ Robin Mack 14. Pat Page/ Lynn Augis 15. Tracy Gordon/ Margaret Hodges 16. Gert Cohen/ Kitty Gioia 17. Marci Fisher/ Susan Dunn 18. Helen Leong/ Allyne Zorn 19. Diane Evans/ Susan Sulentic 20. Carol Healey/ Tiiu Gennert 21. Bonnie Goldberg/ Gail Erlich 22. Jody Weisman/ Meme Annis 23. Lisa Mandelblatt/ Amy Horowitz 24. Liela Bernstein/ Sue Shusman 25 .Epie Betancourt/ Maggie DeCorral 26. Evelyn Matin/ Maryann Hickey
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Viking Boys Topple Highlanders, 20
Tom Simpson did it all for the Union Catholic High School boys soccer team as he scored both goals to topple the Governor Livingston Highlanders, 20, in Berkeley Heights on October 7. Sergio Malaquias assisted on the first goal and Mark DeOliviera assisted on the second.
The Vikings, who lifted their record to 53, took 15 shots on goal while the Highlanders, who sank to 37, took eight. Viking keepers Dominic Etzold and Jon DaSilva had one save and seven saves, respectively.
Union Catholic 0 2 2 Governor Livingston 0 0 0
Aquaducks Will Present 7th Annual ‘Syncro’ Water Show
Westfield has a rare chance to view the Olympic sport of Synchronized Swimming at its best. The Westfield Y Aquaducks, New Jersey’s top syncro team, is presenting their seventh annual water show “Heaven Sent” on October 3031. This year’s theme is a Halloween one based on angels and devils.
The water show will be performed with music and lights in the Wallace pool at the Westfield Y on Clark Street. Ten swim routines, choreographed by Coach Dana Nolan to popular songs like “Earth Angel” and “Devil in Disguise” will be swum by 30 swimmers ranging in age from 9 to 18 years old.
The Aquaducks are coached by the mother/ daughter team of Diane Hunsinger and Dana Nolan. Dana, the team choreographer, is a former synchronized swimmer and is a resident of Westfield. Local Westfield swimmers who will perform in the show are
Danielle Baukh, Christine Clark, Jennifer Gagliotti, Megan Lesko, Sophie Hall, Lily Hershkowitz and Ilya Sabnani. Baukh, a senior at Westfield High School, has a national ranking of 19th in her age group and is currently in the third and final phase of the Junior National Team Trials.
There are two shows on Saturday, October 30, 1 and 7 p. m. and one show on Sunday, October 31, at 7 p. m. Crafts, gift baskets, raffles and refreshments will be sold at all three shows. Tickets for adults are $5, children 12 and under are $3 and children 2 and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased from the swimmers, at the Y during specific times or one hour before each show.
Shows in the past have sold out. Advance purchase is recommended. Funds raised from the show help to send swimmers and coaches to national meets for elite competition. For information, please call (908) 7893153.
WTA Mixed Doubles Final Tennis Ladder
Below are the final standings of the WTA Mixed Doubles Ladder following completion of the post season tournament. Finishing at the top were Tony and Jenna Britt who defeated Jim Augis and Cheryl Buckman in the final. Awards will be presented at the season ending social on Saturday, October 23. Final standings, match results and completed tournament draw sheets for all WTA ladders can be obtained from the WTA Web site: http:// westfieldnj. com/ wta
1. Britt/ Britt (12) 2. Buckman/ Augis (8) 3. Shineman/ Shineman (13) 4. Bender/ Bender (22) 5. Page/ Aliche (10) 6. Karnish/ Karnish (10) 7. Myers/ Darmanin (12) 8. Thompson/ Klingerhoffer (8) 9. Mitchell/ Mitchell (8) 10. Bernstein/ Bernstein (8) 11. Clevenger/ Clevenger (3) 12. Veres/ Veres (7) 13. Freundlich/ Freundlich (2) 14. Hudelson/ Zurlo (1) 15. Brown/ Brown (5)
Scotch Hills Women Tell Golf Results
A spokeswoman for the Scotch Hills Women’s Golf Association of Scotch Plains announced the winners of the 9 hole “Ironing Day” tournament held on October 5.
FLIGHT A: Low Gross: Charlene Szenyi 47
First: Szenyi 34
Second: Laura Botto 35
Third: Margaret Hickey 37
FLIGHT B: Low Gross: Drina Erhard 51
First: Erhard 32
Second: Petie Prybylski and Lucy banta 39
FLIGHT C: Low Gross: Betts Sutman 57
First: Sutman 37
Second: Dolores Veghte and Rusti Squires 39
Low Putts: Squires and Erhard #14
Chipins: Gert Simons #4, Karen Dowler #3
Birdies: Szenyi #8
Local High School Football Results:
OCTOBER 8: Elizabeth 28, Newark East Side 7
Bill Gilbert rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback John MacDonald tossed two touchdown passes to Qasim Sessions.
Elizabeth (40) 20 8 0 0 28 East Side (04) 0 0 0 7 7
OCTOBER 9: Union 49, Kearny 0
The 40 Farmers plowed right through the Kardinals in Kearny scoring six of their seven touchdowns on runs. Phil Llave rushed for three touchdowns.
Union 7 21 7 14 49 Kearny 0 0 0 0 0
Plainfield 13, Irvington 12
The Cardinals dodged the bullet, rallying from a 120 deficit in Irvington to edge the Blue Knights. Anthony Davis bolted 26 yards to score the winning touchdown.
Plainfield ( 32) 0 6 0 7 13 Irvington (05) 6 6 0 0 12
New Providence 42, Jonathan Dayton 6
Tremayne Fogg rushed for two touchdowns as Pioneer Head Coach Frank Bottone earned his 239th career victory.
Dayton (22) 0 0 0 6 6 New Prov (40) 7 21 14 0 42
Linden 20, M. X. Shabazz 0
The Tigers cracked a tight game with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Pierre Chapman dashed 16 yards for the touchdown and Casey Ernest followed with a oneyard touchdown.
Shabazz (13) 0 0 0 0 0 Linden (40) 0 6 0 1420
David B. Corbin for The Leader and The Times Devil Maggie Wei, 3rd singles
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times Raiders Caitlin Mahony and Danielle Fallon at 2nd doubles
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times THE UP AND COMING VIKINGS… Vikings Valerie Mitchell, left, Kim Drastura, center, and Melanie Mitchell make up the nucleus of the Union Catholic gymnastics team. The Vikings placed third at the Brearley Tournament.
Fred Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times EFFECTIVE GOAL LINE STANCE… Raider senior Tim Marcantonio, No. 4, stops a Crusader on fourth down on the one foot line.
Fred Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times BASHING INTO CRUSADER TERRITORY… Highlander Kevin Pritchard, No. 44, with the help of some linemen, bashes his way into Crusader territory.
SPF High School ScholarAthlete
Last year, The Westfield Leader and
The Times presented for the first time a ScholarAthlete of the Month for Scotch PlainsFanwood High School. Six students were selected during the months of October through May. This year, we have some sponsors and are looking for a few local businesses, etc. who also desire to be listed as sponsors. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor for the six to seven month period, please contact Dave Corbin at (908) 2324407 or email at dave@ goleader. com.
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