Monday, May 13, 2013
With last year's MVP on the mound, Watchung Hills Tops Immaculata
The Watchung Hills Regional girls softball team will take on Hillsborough for the county championship Saturday for a second consecutive year, after the Warriors beat Immaculata 9-1 Monday, according to MyCentralJersey.com. Powered by last year's county finals MVP Abby Cline's pitching, the Warriors took an early lead and kept the Spartans off the scoreboard until the sixth inning. NJ.com reported catcher Deanna Gonnella left the game in the sixth after getting hit on the hand. The Warriors will defend their championship at 7 p.m. Saturday at Torpley Park in Bridgewater.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Team tops Ridge and North Hunterdon
Submitted by Eric Binder The Watchung Hills Regional boys track team improved its record to 4-4 after a first place finish in their second home meet of the season, as they hosted North Hunterdon and Ridge. The afternoon was packed with personal records—39 to be exact—and even a freshman record. To make a long list short, here are some of the highlights. Lu Goncalves, junior, was golden in the hurdles. In the 400m hurdles, Goncalves beat both teams with a 58.5s. Then, in the 110m hurdles, he posted a 16.3s and placed first. Aaron Jaslove placed second in the 400m hurdles with a 61.2s. The distance and sprinting studs shone again, lead by Mike Ceaser, Maxwell Brown and Brad Mluzan. Ceaser placed first overall in the 400m with a time of 51.4s…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Watchung Hills' girls lacrosse team has special contests and events planned.
All area lacrosse players and fans are invited to head to Watchung Hills Regional Saturday afternoon for the 2013 Watchung Hills GLAX Lax-a-Thon for The Cure Against Cancer, sponsored by the girl’s lacrosse team. Organized by head coach Stephanie Linder and assistant coach Quinn Whalen, and the team in hopes of helping raise money for the American Cancer Society, the games will begin at 2 p.m. and continue to 4 p.m. Winners of planned lacrosse contests—including fastest shot and most shots—will be awarded prizes. The entrance fee is $5 per person with half of the proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society. The fee is payable by cash or checks, made payable to WHRHS or cash. For more information, send an email to Gina Arancio. This …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Coach doles out "PR Bars" in recognition of achievements.
Submitted by Eric Binder The Warrior Boys and Girls Track and Field teams were at it yet again this week, with Conference Relays on Saturday and a Tri-Meet on Tuesday. Although their point totals did not surpass the competition, there were a plethora of highlights from the week. At Ridge on Saturday, the girls team was highlighted by junior Melissa George. With Megan Ng in the High Jump, George combined for a height of 9’8”, earning the Warriors 2nd place. George then teamed with Lauren Munzer in the Triple Jump to place 6th, combining for 61’3”. On the boys side, the Sprint Medley team of Brad Mluzan, Jaysen Bohrod, Mike Ceaser, and Max Brown, placed 4th with a time of 3:43.9. Juniors Andrew Hunter and Nick Genoese placed 3rd in the Pole …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Team takes fourth at county relays and hosts first home meet in two years.
Submitted by Eric Binder The Watchung Hills Regional High School Track & Field Team began its season this past week, and under coaches Doug Kolody and Rustin Finelle, they have high expectations for the 2013 season. On Saturday, the Warriors participated in the Somerset County Relays. Then, on Tuesday, they held their first home meet in two years, hosting Hillsborough and Montgomery. On Saturday, the Warriors placed fouth at the Somerset County Relays. Seniors Brian Green and Aaron Jaslove set a school record in the Triple Jump, combining for 38’3/4.” Brian Green also shone in the high jump, where he and senior Reid Chemidlin took 1st place by totaling 11’6.” Junior Andrew Hunter jumped 13’ in the pole vault, and with senior Trevor Devine…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tennis team at 2-0 on the season.
Wednesday, April 3
The Warriors boys tennis team had a dramatic victory against conference rivals Pingry Wednesday in Martinsville. Despite the loss of second singles player Tristan Sun, due to injury, the Warriors won 3-2. First singles player and Captain Timmy Gavornik had an impressive win at first singles. Filling in for Derek Ong at third, sophomore Joe Da had a clutch victory at third singles. The match was locked up with a three set triumph by 1st doubles teammates, Barnabus Luke and Karan Cariappa. The Warriors are 2-0. Watchung Hills 3, Pingry 2 Singles: Doubles: Records: Watchung Hills: 2-0, Pingry: 1-2. Submitted by Christopher Gibson
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Watchung Hills set back by South Plainfield,
The Section 3 regionals wrapped up Saturday at Union High School, with four Watchung Hills Regional wrestlers moving into the final round—but ended up having to settle for second places in the tournaments, according to NJ.com. First up after the final round started was Mike Carroccia (170 lbs.), who lost a 7-2 decision to Brearley's Joe Balboni. South Plainfield's wrestlers proved to be the undoing for Watchung Hills. Troy Heilman, of South Plainfield, pinned Anthony DiRosa at 1:57 to take the 145 lbs. title, and Matt Coppola lost to Anthony Ashnault (pinned at 4:40). Defending State Champion Mike Magaldo lost a 5-2 decision to Corey Stasenko (South Plainfield) in the 126 lbs. bracket.
Friday, March 1, 2013
But team is ready to work until Mario Diaz can return.
March 1 marks the beginning of the varsity baseball season, and at Watchung Hills Regional, that's always a time to forward to. With six starters from last year's Skyland Conference champions anxious to play, the only thing missing from today's practice will be Head Coach Mario Diez. Coach Diez has been recuperating from surgery, but he said he's getting well rested and expects to return about March 12. "I've been home a long time, and I'm ready to get back to work," he said. Not being on the sidelines today is a strange feeling for him, but he said he's not worried about the progress the team will make during his absence as they prepare for the March 9 scrimmage game against Woodbridge. "The assistant coaches are really great—they all …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Warrriors send six to first round matches in Union.
Watchung Hills' Mike Magaldo has a bull's eye on his back that every 126-pound wrestler in New Jersey can see—he's the one to beat as the 2013 state wrestling tournament gets underway. The 2012 state champion is off to good start in Wednesday's first-round of the regionals, after he defeated Cranford's Andrew Tompkins, 21-4, according to the first round results posted on NJ.com, in Union. He'll face seventh-seeded Isaac Valentin, from Rahway, next. Four other Warriors also advanced: Not advancing are David Mupo, who was pinned by Scotch Plains' Tommy Cunningham, in the 120 pound class, and Anthony Rizzolo, who lost in a tie-breaker round to Kyle Kania, of Westfield, in the 285 pound match.
Despite early lead, Warriors lose 14-13 to three-time state champs.
- On NJ.com
Thursday, February 28