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Seton Hall was a happy group after rallying to win their semifinal and championship games to claim the Hamilton Little Lads Senior Lads championship.
Mar. 16 Hamilton Little Lads Basketball
Seton Hall stages two big comebacks to win Senior title
Celebrating their undefeated season in the YMCA 8/9-Year-Old Division are Capital One Bank team members (from left) Justin Germana, Nolan Riddell, Alex Marino, Craig McCutcheon, Joshua Gilleo, Ryan Applegate, Shamali Whittle, Tyler Barno, Greg Hill and Shyam Nambiar. The coaches are Curtis Whittle and Jen Riddell. Not pictured is Rose Germana.
Capital Bank goes undefeated in 8/9 Division
The Capital One Bank basketball team finished the season with a 12-2 victory over Jersey Mikes, capping an undefeated season in the Hamilton YMCA 8/9-year-old division.
Shemali Whittle led the way with four points and solid offensive play while Shyam Nambiar contributed four second-half points. Greg Hill and Craig McCutcheon also both added baskets in the win, while Joshua Gilleo had a great defensive game while rebounding well.
Ben Buofford played a solid game at both ends of the court for Jersey Mikes.
Kukla Chiropractic's Lauren "Sponge Bob's Daughter" Coiante pursues a loose ball against Hamilton Fire Company's Madeline Klein during Friday's Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball Sophomore Division championship game (Photo by Nancy Eggert).
Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball Finals
Kukla Chiropractic adjusts itself to win Sophomore crown
TSS Photography of Mercer's Morgan Comfort wears a look of determination as she tries to dribble away from Gold Shield Financial's Michaela Miranda during Friday's Junior Division title game in the Hamilton PAL Girls' Basketball League (Photo by Nancy Eggert)
.Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball Finals
Gold Shield earns gold star for epic run to championship
Lee Bradbury Plumbing's Macaire Machado looks for shooting room against JEM Trophies Haylee Kieffer during Friday night's PAL Senior Division championshp game at Reynolds (Photo by Nancy Eggert).
Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball Finals
Young JEM Trophies grew up quickly in taking Senior title
Gianna Lucchesi displays her trophy after winning the MVP of the CYO All-Star Game over the weekend. It caps a banner season for Lucchesi, who was MVP of the Large School Division playing for St. Greg’s JV basketball team this season. Lucchesi had 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds in the Blue team’s 44-32 victory in the All-Star game.
Mar. 1 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Showdowns are set for Championship Friday at Reynolds
Tree King's Matt Amoroso drives to the basket against Crestwood's Zack Given during Saturday's Hamilton Little Lads Cadet B championship game at Nottingham (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hamilton Little Lads Championship Saturday
Hamilton Dental uses balanced attack to win Lads crown
Sportsworld's fast start keys title victory in Juniors
Tree King, Mercer Digital win Cadet Championships
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Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Playoff action takes things to a whole new level
The St. Raphael's Saints JV "B" team earned an A+ by winning the CYO Small School Division title this year. Team members are (front row, from left) Brandon "The Mini-Baron" Raba, Noah Braschelli, Hared Navarrete, Ethan Maldonado, Kenny Santucci; (back row) head coach Vince Lanzi, Sean McDaid, Dylan Diaforli, James Buba, Adrian Regaldo, Lorenzo Buba and assistant coach Tricia Santucci.
CYO/St. Greg's Basketball
St. Raphael's JV B team champs; Flannery fueled by snub
Feb. 23 Hamilton Little Lads
Four champions crowned on Championship Saturday
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The Fish4scores.com basketball team made it an inaugural season to remember in the St. Greg's Intramurals Senior League by finishing 8-1 and winning the regular-season championship.
St. Gregory The Great Basketball
Fish4scores.com rolls to Intramural Senior Division title
Feb. 15-16 PAL Girls Basketball
Playoffs arrive with PBA on a roll in Junior Division
Feb. 16 Hamilton Little Lads Basketball
Championship Saturday set after playoff quarterfinals
Feb. 16 CYO Basketball
St Raphael's Holy Angels Blue tops SR HA Gold
The St. Raphael’s Holy Angels Blue team rallied to a 28-18 win in the CYO Basketball League playoff quarterfinals. The Blue squad will play noon Saturday in the semifinals
Trailing 12-6 at halftime, the Blue outscored the Gold 7-0 in the third quarter, getting a clutch 3-pointer by Brandon “The Mini-Baron” Raba to make the score 131-12. The Gold rallied back until clutch foul shots by Adrien Gegaldo and Lorenzo Buba held off the charge.
Olden Pharmacy's Sumona Nandy drives to the basket against JEM Trophies Haylee Kieffer during Saturday's Hamilton PAL Senior Division game at Reynolds (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
Jan. 18-19 Hamilton PAL Girls
It was 'Rally Saturday' in Junior Division play
Jan 19 Hamilton Little Lads Basketball
Law Offices of Kusnirik wins its Junior Division case
Jan. 19 St. Greg's Intramurals
Balanced scoring leads Fish4scores.com to fifth win
Jan. 19: Fish4scores.com improved to 5-1 in St. Greg’s Intramural Senior Division action with a 39-27 win over Phil & Son Concrete.
Aidan O'Neill led a balanced attack with 15 points, followed by Sean O'Donnell (9), “Deli” Dom Chiarello (8) and Eric Tapia (6). Conall O'Neill also had a sweet finger roll layup at a crucial point in the third quarter to spark a run that sealed the victory.
Phil & Son Concrete got strong performances from Brian Nasto (14 points) and Dominic Rodriquez (10).
Jan. 12 St. Greg Intramurals
Yandoli and O’Neill split a dozen in Mercer Digital win
Jan. 12: Mercer Digital Printing provided its coach with a nice appetizer prior to the main course at night.
Mercer Digital topped Nike, 20-12, in St. Greg’s Intramural Basketball Senior Division play as Brandon Slaboda and Greg Bruda played stellar defense. John Gola had eight points while Xavier Yandoli and Colin O’Neill had six each. Ryan Novozinskiy led Nike with seven and Nick Campion added four.
After the win, coach Mike “Golden Gate” Gola went home and watched his beloved San Francisco 49ers upset Green Bay in the NFC playoffs, calling it the perfect end to a perfect day.
Jamie Huth, shown here playing for the Steinert JV team last year, scored a team-high eight points for Gothic Lodge in their Hamilton PAL girls basketball win over the weekend (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kukla Chiropractic can't be extinguished in PAL girls play
Jan. 5 St. Greg’s Senior Intramurals
Tough 'D', Gola's scoring pace Mercer Digital Printing
Jan. 5: John Gola had eight points to pace Mercer Digital Printing over Phil and Son’s, 22-12, in St. Greg’s Senior Intramural Basketball action. Jeff Locastro added five points and Colin O’Neill had four for the winners, while coach Mike Gola said “the real story was the defense as Brandon Slaboda, Kyle Calamia, Xavier Yondoli and Matt Cuccagna all had great stops.”
The win moved Mercer Digital Printing to 2-2 and pulled Gola within 879 wins of tying Dean Smith.
Sportsworld is the Main(s) Event in Little Lads Juniors
The Hamilton Hoopsters fifth-graders had an extra special holiday with a team consisting of, front row, from left, Gracie Gaskill, Ally Oldfield, Crysten Wood, Alex Haley and Grace O’Donnell; second row, Haley Lestician, Alyssa Gangemi, Ciara Donaldson, Gabbie Fonollosa and Natalie Kozemchak; and third row, coaches Bob “Woody” Wood, Craig Haley and Pete Lestician.
Hoopsters 5th-graders learn to win in chemistry class
Dec. 14-15 Weekend Round-Up
Santin's big shot lifts 33's Barber Shop to Junior Lads win
PAL Senior Division has four-way tie for the top spot
Dec. 15 St. Greg's Senior Intramural
O’Neill lifts Fish4scores.com in regulation and OT
Aiden O’Neill tallied 13 points and hit two clutch free throws to send the game into overtime as Fish4scores.com took a 21-19 OT thriller over Mercer Digital Printing in St. Gregory’s Senior Division Intramural Basketball play.
O’Neill hit his foul shots with just seconds remaining in regulation to tie it, and hit another one in OT to seal the win. Ryan Novizinski added four points, while Evan Araujo and Eric Liedtka had two apiece.
Mercer Digital Printing’s balanced attack was led by five points from Xavier Yandoli and four apiece from Patrick Rossidivitto and Roccoa Piccolo. F4S improved to 2-1 while Mercer went to 1-2.
December 7-8 Weekend Round-Up
Barry, Watkins pace Hamilton Dental in Little Lads win
Boone's clutch shot lifts Kusnirik to PAL Cadet victory
Dec. 8 St. Greg Intramural Senior
Rodriguez, Deskar help Phil & Son Concrete to solid win
Dec. 8: Phil & Son Concrete took a 30-19 victory over Fish4scores.com in St. Greg’s Intramural Senior Division basketball, therefore assuring itself of never appearing on this website again (KIDDING!). The Concrete Men did not miss a shot in taking a 20-6 halftime lead.
Dominic Rodriguez tallied eight points for Phil & Son, while Ryan Deskar (6), Patrick McGoldrick and Omar Santos (4 each also chipped in. Omar Santos hit the offensive and defensive boards with 10 rebounds. Flannery O’Donnell led Fish4scores.com with eight points, while Deli Dom Chiarello had five.
Nike defeated Mercer Digital, 26-20, which evened everyone’s record at 1-1 in the league.
Fish4scores.com's Aiden O'Neill goes in for two of his 14 points in Saturday's St. Greg's Intramural League victory, while teammate Flannery O'Donnell and Nike's Ryan Novozinski trail the play (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Dec. 1 St. Greg's Intramural Basketball
O'Neill the real deal as Fish4scores.com wins opener
Dec. 1 Hamilton Little Lads Basketball
Iorio Podiatry a foot ahead of the competition in Lads play
Nov. 23-24 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Horn toots some winning notes for Trophies Unlimited
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 PAL Girls Hoops
Bradbury Plumbing has a gusher of scoring in Senior win
Hamilton Fire Company's Abby Sprague is guarded by Emerald Title's Hannah Johnson during the Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball League's Sophomore Division title game (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos by e-mailing email@example.com).
Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball Playoff Finals
Hamilton Fire nips Emerald Title in Sophomore thriller
AMMK finally shakes free of TSS to win Junior crown
Olden Pharmacy fills its own championship prescription
PAL Regular Season
Defenders come up with impressive Freshman victory
A happy bunch of St. Gregory's players show off their championship trophies after winning the CYO JV championship game Sunday. The win capped a 19-0 season for the Square Girls.
Feb. 26 CYO Girls Basketball Championships
St. Greg's JV and Freshman teams not denied in finals
Nicole Stull, shown here playing for the Steinert JV, helped lead Olden Pharmacy into the Hamilton PAL Senior Division playoff title game by scoring eight points in a semifinal victory. Championship Saturday is set for March 3 at Reynolds (Photo by Mike Dill/purchase photos at michaeldillphotography.com).
Feb. 24-25 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Playoff wars are whittled down to championship games
The intensity was, well, intense, in the Hamilton Little Lads playoff finals Saturday, as Hamilton Manor's Mike Winter goes after a loose ball between Porfirio's Nick Adamo (left) and Nick Giori in the Lads Division final. (Photo by Mike Dill/purchase photos at michaeldillphotography.com).
Feb. 18 Hamilton Little Lads Basketball Championships
Crestwood Construction hangs on to claim Cadet honors
Hamilton Manor holds off Sterling to win Junior Lads title
Porfirio's uses huge second-half rally to cop Lads crown
Juliana Santiago (with ball) and her JEM Trophy teammates posted an upset victory in Hamilton PAL Senior Division playoff action (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
Feb. 17-18 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Playoff action heats up with star efforts and some upsets
Feb. 11 Hamilton Little Lads
Manor enjoys a Winter wonderland in Lads playoffs
The Cadet Construction team was all smiles after winning the Hamilton Little Lads Cadet Division. Team members include (from left) Ryan Stromberg, Dylan Pope, Mac Meara, CJ Pittaro, Michael Stromberg, Davien Vernon, Dominick Costantino, Trevor Giordano ,Jordan Harmon, Zymir Couch and coach John Giordano in the back.
Feb. 4 Hamilton Little Lads Basketball
Giordano, Pittaro help Crestwood to Cadet crown
Feb. 3-4 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Huth's 'foul play' gives Aztec Graphics a Senior victory
Jan. 21 Hamilton Little Lads
Mains, Mezaros help Sportsworld topple Manor
Ryan Mains and Ryan Mezaros had eight points each in Sportsworld’s 45-27 win over Hamilton Manor in Hamilton Little Lads Junior Division play. It was the first loss for Manor (6-1), which got 15 from Matthew Jean-Mary, 10 from Cliff Joseph and two from Zack Dunn. Sportsworld moved to 3-4.
Jan. 7 Hamilton Little Lads Basketball
Original Pizza gains a slice of victory in Cadet play
Jan 6-7 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
O'Donnell's effort a saving Grace for the Gothic Lodge
Winners of the OLS 5th-6th Grade CYO Tournament was St. Mary’s, which went 4-0 in the tourney. Team members included (front row, from left) Lauren Appleby and Devon Fitzpatrick; (back row) Carly Backlun, Caitlin Nelson, Chloe Maple, Jess Kimble, Keira Brennan and Mackenzie Metters. Missing from the photo are coaches Beth Fitzpatrick and John Bacovin.
Posing with their victory trophy, the St. Mary’s girl’s varsity CYO basketball team cele-
brates its dominating effort in winning the Notre Dame Sending School Tournament. Team
members include (floor) Nicole Perri; (kneeling, from left) Madison Balke, Christina Stefan-
oni; (first row standing) Marissa Maurin, Kate Donovan, Elizabeth Bacovin, Morgan Papp,
Sophia Rupp, Kacie Walton, Sam Parrotta, coach John Bacovin; (back row) coach MartyWalsh,Claudia Cosenzo, Danielle Sullivan and Anna Price.
Nov. 13 CYO JV
Reed, Pickett pace TCA JVs to a pair of victories
The Mercer County CYO basketball league got underway last Sunday, and here’s a look at how the Hamilton girls JV squads made out.
The St. Gregory’s girls topped St. Ann’s, 28-6, as Gianna Pittaro led the way with 13. St. Greg’s dropped a 33-21 decision to St. Mary’s despite eight points by Madison Balke.
Trenton Catholic won twice, beating St. Paul’s Blue, 29-6 behind Kaela Reed’s 18, and topping St. Paul’s Gold, 37-10, behind Meaurie Pickett’s eight points.
OLS/St. Anthony’s topped St. Paul’s Blue, 26-12, as Trisha Mount had 10 points.
Hamilton residents Karen Prihoda (left) and Jenamarie Carella hold their presentations during the CYO Basketball League's opening mass this past weekend. Prihoda displays her Female Athlete of the Year plaque while Carella presents her Scholar-Athlete certificate.
CYO hoop players/cheerleaders named scholar-athletes
The Mercer County CYO held their Basketball and Cheerleading Opening Mass this past weekend as it enters its 59th season of serving parochial schools and parish’s basketball and cheerleading programs.
Players from the Hamilton Township teams who were named to the Scholar-Athlete team included Jenamarie Carella (OLS/Saint Anthony's), John Conboy (Saint Raphael's/Holy Angels), Cedric Lary (Trenton Catholic Academy), Abena McCray (TCA), Karen Prihoda (St. Gregory), Ashlie Zsenak (St. Raphael's/Holy Angels).
In addition, Prihoda was honored as the Female Athlete of the Year while Malachi Richardson (St. Raphael’s/Holy Angels) was named Male Athlete of the Year.
Nov. 4-5 PAL Girls Basketball
No matter how its spelled, Gian(n)a a Sophomore star
Oct. 28-29 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Defenders take the offensive in Freshman Division win
Hamilton Township resident Karen Prihoda recently broke the bank when it came to CYO honors, as Prihoda was named Ms. CYO Basketball Player of the Year, the CYO Female Athlete of the Year and named to the CYO Scholar-Athlete team. Prihoda will be honored on Nov. 5 of this year and at the Biennial Dinner in November, 2012.
Burlaga paces Xrcade to YMCA 10/11 victory
In Hamilton YMCA 10/11 basketball, Xrcade defeated Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 28-27, as Ben Burlaga scored seven points for Xrcade. For Jiu Jitsu, John Ahern scored five points.
Mar. 25 KofC Basketball
Hamilton's Sean O'Donnell is state free throw champion
CYO Boys Basketball
OLS-St. Anthony’s JV team enjoyed outstanding season
The Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony’s CYO JV boys basketball team recently completed an outstanding season, finishing 15-4 and in second place in the Large School Division. It also reached the playoff finals before losing the title game to St. Raphael’s, 26-24.
Mark Barry, Mike Urban and Nick Cirillo were each picked for the All-Stars and to play in the title game, while coach Nick Commiso coached the large school all-star team. Barry, the team captain and leading scorer, won the Sportsmanship Award and also won the same award in the All-Star game.
St. Gregory girls continue undefeated season
Mar. 8: The Saint Gregory the Great girls basketball team continued its undefeated season tonight in the Diocesan Tournament of Champions in Burlington Township.
St. Greg’s beat Sacred Heart of Riverton, 43-38, at Sacred Heart as Karen Prihoda had 24 points, Nicole Stull added seven and Kaitlyn Herbert chipped in with four.
Gold Shield's Jenna Carella goes up for a lay-up against AMMK during last Friday's Hamilton PAL Junior Division championship game against Reynolds. Carella helped Gold Shield to a victory and a title (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com). Click here to see other PAL championship day photos.
The St. Raphael's Varsity boys basketball team proudly display their trophies after winning the CYO playoff championship this past Sunday.
CYO Boys Basketball
St. Raphael's teams win Varsity, JV and Frosh playoff titles
Members of St. Gregory the Great’s CYO Varsity championship team featured (front row, from left) Rebecca Lubitsky, Natalie Martinez, league MVP Karen Prihoda, Alyssa “Scooter” Brugnoli, Nicole Migliaccio, Nicole Stull; (back row) coach Karen Stives, Nicole Cox, Brianna Donner, playoff MVP Katelyn Hubert, Amanda Ferlisi, Paige Meszaros, Daria Battaglia, Amanda Giordano and coach Diane Trail.
Feb. 26 CYO Varsity Girls Basketball
St. Gregory’s the Great is really great in the playoff finals
Feb. 25 PAL Girls Basketball
Gold Shield and AMMK will do battle in Junior title game
Patrick Minogue goes up for two of his 28 points as he helps Sterling Title defeat Hamilton Manor by two points in the Little Lads Lads Division title game (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
Feb. 19 Hamilton Little Lads
Roma springs title game upset, Sterling wins two crowns
Click here for photo page of Little Lads championship day
Feb. 18 PAL Girls Basketball
Playoffs heat up in Juniors as semifinal match-ups set
Feb. 12 Little Lads Basketball
Roma and Crestwood go for playoff gold in Cadet 'A'
Feb. 11-12 PAL Girls Basketball
Regular season wraps up with some outstanding efforts
Feb. 5 Little Lads Basketball
Hamilton Manor, Roma fulfill regular-season supremacy
Jan. 29 PAL Girls Basketball
Bennett’s 13 points worth framing for TSS Photography
Jan 29 Little Lads
Fink, Rowe, DeStefano power Sterling in Lads thriller
Jan. 22 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Migliaccio and Meszaros star in Junior Division play
Jan. 22 Hamilton Little Lads
Urbans shooting anything but foul in Sterling's OT win
Jan 14-15 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Prior-Nami takes care of business in Soph Division win
Jan. 15 Hamilton Little Lads
Sterling develops a winning Pat-tern in Lads Division
Jan. 7-8 Hamilton PAL Girls Basketball
Jersey Girls whirl to a victory in Freshman Division
Jan. 8 Hamilton Little Lads
Tuffy, Jones, Giordano have strong efforts in Cadet play Greg’s stays perfect with win in Diocesan tourney
Jason Dunn has eyes for the basket (above) while Anthony Spadaccini drives to the hoop (below) during the Hamilton 5th-grade Shooting Stars 51-23 win over South Brunswick during last week's Sid Lee Holiday Classic in South Brunswick Township (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos by e-mailing email@example.com).
Dec. 18 Hamilton PAL Girls
Liz (Clark) Kent is just super in Russo's Senior victory
St. Mary's 6th-graders gain finals of Lima tournament
Papp zaps St. Ann’s to lead St. Mary’s to CYO victory
Morgan Papp popped in eight points to pace St. Mary’s past St. Ann’s, 24-7, in CYO girls basketball play. Jessica Kimball added six and Elizabeth Bacovin and Nicole Perri had four points apiece for St. Mary’s, which improved its record to 7-3.
Dec. 18 Little Lads Basketball
Gola and Garofola have big days in Lads Division
Balke a chip of the old block in helping St. Mary’s to win
In a CYO basketball battle, Madison Balke flashed the post presence talents her mom Renee (Keister) was famous for at McCorristin High, as Madison had seven points and six rebounds in St. Mary’s thrilling 17-16 win over St. Paul’s. Morgan Papp added seven points while Lauren Appleby had two points and five rebounds.
Dec. 11 Little Lads Basketball
Melnick's 12 gives Sterling victory in Cadet 'Title" game
Dec. 11 PAL Girls Basketball
Stull hardly dull in helping Mercer Spring to Junior win
Dec. 4 Little Lads Basketball
Mains rains down a dozen as Roma Bank gains victory
Dec. 4 PAL Girls Basketball
Russo, Gmitter, Backlund provide Energy in Soph win
St. Greg’s Intramurals Senior Basketball
Scoring trio adds up to win for Calamia Tax & Accounting
In a St. Greg’s Intramurals Senior Division game, Anthony Catalina, Anthony Remboski and Robert Calabro combined for 15 points to lead Calamia Tax and Accounting over Sims MM Recyclers 37-25. Nick Payesko led Sims with eight points.
Nov. 27 PAL Girls Basketball
Mehl's markers make a difference as Kukla posts victory
The St. Gregory’s the Great varsity girls basketball team was all smiles after winning the Notre Dame Sending School Tournament. Team members included (front row, from left) coach Diane Trail, Paige Mezaros, Nicole Cox, Natalie Martinez, Alissa “Scooter” Brugnoli, Amanda Giordano, Karen Prihoda, Nicole Migliaccio, Dara Battaglia, coach Karen Stives; (back row) Kate Herbert, Rebecca Lubitsky, Brianna Dorners and Nicole Stull.
St. Greg’s varsity girls win ND Sending School event
The St. Gregory’s The Great girls varsity basketball team recently won the Notre Dame High School sending schools tournament by defeating St. Eprem’s of Yardley, Pa., 28-20 in the title game.
St. Greg’s also defeated St. Ann’s of Lawrenceville and topped St. Mary’s of Bordentown, 28-20. Leading the way in scoring for St. Greg’s were Karen Prihoda, Amanda Giordano, Rebecca Lubitsky and Nicole Stull.
Nov. 20 Hamilton Little Lads
Dunn sparks Hamilton Manor's comeback Lads victory
Nov. 20 PAL Girls Basketball
Mooney, Taylor help Kusnirik Law to Senior victory
The St. Raphael’s 8th-grade varsity boys basketball team won the Holy Cross Lancers High School Invitation Tournament Monday night by defeating Hamilton Township sister school St. Gregory’s the Great, 42-23 in the title game. St. Raphael’s is 6-0 this season and have also won the first two games of the Notre Dame High School Invitational. Team members include (front row, from left) Brian Reilly and Jack Conboy; (back row) Eric Lorenzo, assistant coach Dave Lorenzo, Anthony Peroni, Cole McManimon, Kyle Kaluzny, Javier Aguiar, Kevin Smiegocki, Malachi Richardson, Anthony Medina and head coach Brian Sakowski.
Nov. 13 Hamilton PAL Girls
Pittaro presents Emerald with the Title to a Soph win
Nov. 13 Hamilton Little Lads
Schooley, Barbalacci get Grand Bank off to grand start
Nov. 6 Hamilton PAL Girls
Carella's heroics make TSS Photo pretty as a picture
Oct. 30 Hamilton PAL Girls
Lucchesi powers Gothic Lodge to Freshman triumph
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Jun 14, 2013
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June 14: OK, I’ve learned how to be a good man with a good heart through a series of repetitive days in Punxsutawney, Pa. I was purchased at an auction and got to spend the night with Andie McDowell. When I woke up this morning, “I Got You Babe” was no longer on the radio.
Yes folks, Groundhog Day is over. And if you didn’t see the movie, you have no idea what I just wrote about. Anyway, in laymen’s terms, the blog is back and ready to roll.
And just so you know, since Feb. 2, I predicted Louisville would win the NCAA Tournament and Florida Gulf Coast would reach the Sweet 16. I predicted the Pacers would beat the Knicks in the playoffs, I predicted the Ravens would win the Super Bowl and there would be a power outage at the game; I predicted Nicole Kasian would win the Inaugural Fish Bowl; I predicted Orb would win the Kentucky Derby but not the Preakness or Belmont; I predicted Argo would win Best Picture and I predicted Brian “The Chef” Giallella would get his own show on the Food Network.
I just never wrote it down. But I definitely predicted it. And I still hold out hope for the Chef!
One thing I couldn’t predict, however, is the following item.
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Does anyone besides me find this Athletic Director swap between Hamilton West and Steinert quite perplexing?
OK, let me put it another way. Is there anyone not perplexed by it except for the six school board members who voted for it and the superintendent who defended it?
No one who really cares about this can give comments to the papers or me, or they will be looking for work so quick you’ll see a line of Kool-Aid Stands lined up from Five Points to the Whitehorse Circle with former educators all pouring the beverages. It’s called the “I want to say what I think but I have a family to feed” syndrome.
No one who voted for this gave any comment to the papers that I saw. Only Patty Del Guidice, one of the two who voted against it, gave her opinion as to why it was completely wrong that John Costantino was sent to Hamilton West and Steve Gazdek was sent to Steinert. And she made some darn good points.
Superintendent James Parla said he couldn’t comment, and would only say that sometimes a transfer can lead to a fresh perspective.
A fresh perspective!
Costantino has been at Steinert for less than two years! That’s about enough time to learn where all the lavatories are. I guess after two years he’s burned out and needs to go back to the school where he worked for 15 years.
If you’re gonna make a move and hide behind spin talk, at least make it something believable.
Tweets from students ran rampant once the announcement was tweeted by Fish4scores.
They weren’t happy tweets either. More like stunned tweets. And these are just from the kids, who were wondering what was going on.
Another tid-bit in Mike Macagnone’s interesting Trentonian story about this situation, is that Costantino was never given a reason for this puzzling move. He wanted to stay, they wanted him to go. If a guy is being forced to go somewhere against his wishes, shouldn’t he at least be given a reason?
Maybe there is no reason at all.
At least none that makes any sense.
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I am proud to say I have not watched one hockey game all year, but I watched the equivalent of one the other night when I watched the start of the third period of the Hawks-Bruins Stanley Cup final opening game. I ended up watching a full game plus the third OT and it was awesome.
I really can’t hang with hockey during the season but every year the NHL proves that there really is nothing better than playoff hockey. That’s what happens when referees actually let them play. It gives the drama the chance to gain momentum with non-stop action.
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Here’s a question. How good is Nottingham’s boys track & field team going to be with winter track back in Hamilton Township starting next winter? The Northstars have only gone 27-0 in dual meets without it.
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Speaking of Nottingham, was there a school in the CVC who had a better 1-2 freshman punch in spring sports than the Northstars?
Kristin Hallam was downright awesome as a freshman softball hitter and pitcher, while Grace Dwyer has become quite visible on the New Jersey track & field radar.
When I was at the Group III meet in South Plainfield, writers from papers all over the state were asking me about the standout distance runner.
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For those wondering, the road to Williamsport begins on June 29 when the District 12 Little League gets underway.
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Don’t forget next weekend when the Mercer County American Legion League holds its college showcase at Mercer Park. It’s really a good idea for kids to get seen by college coaches and lets hope it’s successful.
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Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there! Now go cut the grass. Lol!
Feb 2, 2013
Groundhog Day is
Feb. 2: Well, today is Groundhog Day.
And you know what that means? It means I have found a blogging loophole.
For all you people out there -- like Whalen and Costantino and the Baroness -- who insist on telling me I need a new blog just because they don't want to read the old one for 19 straight weeks, I have discovered the answer to my problem.
Again, I reiterate, it is Groundhog Day. And if you saw the Bill Murray movie, you know that Groundhog Day is the same day, over and over and over again.
Therefor, because I am writing this blog today, it gives me carte blanche to leave it up here over and over and over and over again. Moreso than usual. Like. . .forever!
You think you got tired of seeing Phil Alu and Jon Adams at the top of this blog?
You are REALLY gonna hate The Groundhog!
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Just want to pass along good luck wishes to Nottingham junior Josh Lajeunesse, one of the many class acts and key contributors on the Nottingham state champion football team. r Josh recently discovered he needs serious shoulder surgery, which will keep him out of action for four months and unfortunately cause him to miss track season.
"Yeah, but I gotta get ready for football," he said.
Yeah ya do buddy, so good luck on the surgery No. 2 and hope all goes well!
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Speaking of Nottingham football, seems they are taking Fish Bowl 1 quite serious.
"It was nice to win a state football title," said one administrator. "But to say we won both the state title and the Fish Bowl, now that would be something!
We are keeping the administrator anonymous lest he incur the wrath of Coach Adams for linking the two together . .but we know that secretly, the Big Dawg feels the same way! lol
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Speaking of Fish Bowl, I just want to thank everyone for participating. I had hoped to get about 20-30 responses and just run them straight down in a list. But with the great feedback from everyone we got 88 responses (89 counting Donna Brihn's dog) and rand allowed us to turn it into the Fish Bowl.
What's amazing is as a collective group we couldn't pick a winner! 44-44. Wow, a township divided!
Anyway, thanks for taking part in the fun folks, and good luck to you and your team!
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Oh, one other thing. We heard back from Phil Alu (there's that name again!) about his selection of Kyle Kaepernick as Super Bowl MVP.
"Holy crap! Now I know why my Fantasy Football team sucked all year. I was playing Kyle Kaepernck out of West Oak High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan all season and not Colin Kaepernick from the 49ers."
The sad think here is, Kyle Kaepernick even sucked for West Oak High School. And Kalamazoo football is weak!
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I love my mother, but I'll never play her Super Bowl pool again. She asked me to buy five blocks, which I did. She said she would fill them in and mail it to me, which she did.
But rather than scatter my name in different blocks all over the sheet, she wrote it straight down in five blocks.
The result? In all five of my boxes I have Baltimore and nine. Nine! Are you freakin kidding me? So much for having a lot of different chances to win this baby, which of course, is the reason for multiple blocks.
Love ya mom!
Hate your pool!
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OK, that's it. I hope you like this blog, cuz you're gonna see it over and over and over and over and over. All that's missing is a picture of Ned Ryerson and the soundtrack to I Got You Babe!
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Oh, and one more thing. Does anyone out there actually watch all 8 hours of pre-game Super Bowl shows that are available? If so, then you could actually read this blog over and over and over and never get bored. Because you reeeallly need a life!
Jan 27, 2013
Happy New Year!
Yeah yeah, I know, it's an old year by now. But hey, I haven't written anything since the new year so it's a New Year for Fish Tales.
Hope everybody had a great holiday, hope everybody enjoyed the NFL playoffs, hope everybody has returned all their gifts that sucked and I just hope everbody is doin' great dogawnnit!
I don't really have a heck of a lot on my mind, but I'm getting yelled at again by people saying to put up a new blog. They don't neccessarily care what I have to say, they just get tired of seeing the same thing at the top of this spot for so long. Sorry Big Dawg, all the love is gone now, they all hate you now due to over-exposure. You have joined Phil Alu as a "stayed at the top of the blog too long" poster boy. lol.
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OK, let's start with the Super Bowl.
I mean, you never really hear much about it (insert *rolls eyes* here) so we'll talk about it!
You know what's interesting. And this, like so many other things, speaks to the popularity of the NFL. The Supe is the one championship in sports that the TV Networks don't fret about.
In baseball they would moan if the World Series match-up is the Kansas City Royals vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. "Oh God, those aren't big TV markets!"
It wasn't always like that for the Series. It was the big thing, everyone cared. Kids rushed home from school as fast as possible to catch the end of the games. But not anymore. Games that last til 12:30 a.m. don't help the cause these days, but that's only part of it.
But I digress.
Take the NBA. If they don't have the Lakers and/or the Celtics/Miami in the finals, its like a mad dash for a bridge to jump off of.
"No one will watch this. Ohhhhh noooo!"
And if it's the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs.... . .um, what's like, the big match-up for the NHL? OK, forget that one.
But football has no such worries. This game could be the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. the Seattle Seahawks and it wouldn't matter. 999 gazillion people would tune in anyway, just because it's like an unofficial national law.
"Gonna watch the Super Bowl?"
"How come, you don't like football?"
"I know, but it's the Super Bowl?"
I mean, that's basically the answer people give, and it's just understood. Oh yeah, it's the Super Bowl.
And by the way, when is the NFL gonna give folks a break and make this game on a Saturday so people at all the parties can recover on Sunday? . They can't be clinging to tradition or the game would still start at 1 o'clock, the halftime show would still be the Hokey-Fanokie high school marching band and the tickets could still be purchased by folks outside the 1 percent of the people with all the money in the world.
I'm sure someone did some research and concluded "Can't move it to Saturday, too costly."
Oh well, it's still the Super Bowl and we'll all watch it. Cuz hey, it's the Super Bowl!
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Speaking of the Super Bowl, I don't know who's going to win and I don't care. But if I have to make a pick, I'd pick the Ravens.
I dunno. But I had to make a pick so I picked the Ravens.
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Here's a classic basketball official story. I will not reveal the names to protect the innocent (and guilty) but it was pretty good stuff.
Three refs walked into a CVC girls game earlier this year. As they entered the gym, one of the head coaches says "Oh here they come, the three blind mice."
To which one of them -- who I am proud to say lives in Hamilton -- promptly responded by going "Yeah, but one of us can hear," and slammed the coach with a techncial foul before the game even started.
Now that's style!
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I kind of lost a kindred spirit when Stan Musial passed away last week.
First off, Stan the Man was from Donora, Pa., and I had a roomate in college who hailed from Donora. His parents knew Musial and said he was the greatest guy ever.
Secondly, Musial got his 3,000th career hit on the day I was born.
Just think. . .two monumental occurrances on the same day!
Uh, OK. . one.
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So I have seen three of the movies nominated for the Oscars so far: Lincoln, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook. All good flicks, but, man, Daniel Day Lewis blew me away as Lincoln. Good stuff!
I find Lincoln to be so fascinating. The more I learn about him, the more I want to know about what made him tick.
As opposed to somone like, say, Kim Kardashian, who I don't know anything about and yet I want to know even less.
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I would much rather see Amber Dietrich and Courtney Adams playing basketball this winter instead of texting me updates to tweet of Steinert and Hamilton girls' basketball games.
But they are injured and can't play and that stinks. But thanks girls, for contributing to the cause. You're the best!
And while Amber has been promoted to Fish4scores Director of Twitter Operations (with a 50 percent pay increase from her original salary of nothing), Courtney's work from mid-season on has promoted her to Assistant Director.
Please don't be late for the next staff meeting girls.
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I would also like to thank another Twitter contributor -- who I will only refer to as "Outcast of the People" -- but he can't seem to stay at the games for more tha none half -- and sometimes the decision wasn't his to leave. :)
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Check back later this week when we provide Super Bowl picks from the township's athetic community.
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OK, I leave you with this trivia question -- which I guarantee 80 percent of you won't be able to answer:
Who won today's Pro Bowl?