Thursday, December 8, 2011
Watchung Hills hockey team ties Ridge 2-2
The Watchung Hills varsity hockey team played host to the Ridge Red Devils Wednesday evening in Union. The Warriors remain winless but came away with a tie thanks to a late game goal. IN SHORT Ridge opened up the scoring with goals from captains Tom Carpenter in the first period and Keith Knapp in the second both assisted by Chris Mastroianni. But Watchung Hills, always tough against Ridge, came back with an unassisted goal by Sean Simons just 45 seconds after Knapp's. With only 6:47 remaining in the game, Ryan Charko scored an assisted goal to tie the game for the Warriors. WARRIOR OF THE GAME Ryan Charko, forward - Charko scored the unassisted tying goal for the Warriors. OTHER KEY PERFORMERS Dante Gambino, goalie - Gambino stopped 23…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Crowds cheers the home team under a bright October sun.
In the regular season's only daytime game, the Watchung Hills Warriors battled Linden High School through 60 minutes of football, plus overtime. The Warriors fell 13-7, but not without making great plays.
Warriors can't thwart timely Raiders, yield three total goals in second half.
The Watchung Hills Regional High School boys soccer team dropped a game to Hillsborough High School in Warren on Thursday afternoon, losing 3-1. In Short After a scoreless first half, the Warriors fell behind 1-0 on a rebound goal in their own box. Midway through the second half, Greg Stone headed a ball home to knot the score at one apiece. Hillsborough opportunistically responded twice with buried shots off the crossbar and post respectively down the final stretch to seal the 3-1 win. The Warriors dropped to 2-7 on the season. Warrior of the Game Greg Stone – The senior forward placed a picture perfect shot in the second half, using his head to hit the ball to the near side. He redirected it off a play by junior defender Jaysen …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Offensive center, defensive tackle playing well for Warriors.
Facing a top notch program like Immaculata High of Somerville last Friday wasn't easy for Watchung Hills Regional High School two-way lineman Anthony Rizzolo. But it was no tougher than the competition he faced every day during the summer. "I would work with my brother and rush against him," the Warrior junior said of his older brother Jimmy who plays for Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison. "I figure that if I could do OK against a college offensive lineman, I should be OK against high school competition." Indeed, the 6-foot-1, 300-pound Rizzolo has more than done OK this season, excelling on both the offensive line as a center and on the defensive line as a tackle. Rizzolo and his teammates will be back in action Thursday at 4 p.m. when Watchung…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Warriors yield two consecutive goals, including Golden Goal in tough loss
The Watchung Hills Regional High School boys soccer team team dropped a heartbreaker to Hunterdon Central High School in Warren on Tuesday afternoon, losing 2-1 in double overtime. In Short The Warriors pushed the pace offensively in the first half and were able to jump out to a 1-0 lead, despite a bunch of corner kicks for Hunterdon Central. In the second half, however, the Red Devils made adjustments at halftime and controlled the tempo of play for the second half, scoring the tying goal midway through. Late in the second overtime, a ball that bounced around in the Watchung box was finally buried by Hunterdon Central, dropping the Warriors to 2-6 on the season. Warrior of the Game Ben Roth – The sophomore midfielder got the lone goal …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Working through wrestleback rounds, both place to earn trip to Atlantic City event.
Watchung Hills will send two of its top wrestlers to Atlantic City next weekend, as both Mike Magaldo and Matt Coppola placed in the top-three of the Region 3 Tournament at Union High School on Saturday. Leading the way for Watchung Hills was Magaldo as the 112-pound freshman took home an impressive second place finish in his first Region 3 tournament. Magaldo, who sports a 31-5 record and won the Somerset County title in January, stopped second-seeded Max Rogers, of Delbarton, 1-0 to advance to Saturday’s final. In the final, the Watchung freshman found himself matched up against No. 1-seeded Anthony Ashnault, of South Plainfield, and was pinned late in the first period. Also advancing to New Jersey High School State Wrestling Tournament …