Sunday, April 28, 2013
Montclair High School defensive end receives unexpected offer at Scarlet-White game Saturday.
The last thing Montclair defensive end Darius Slade planned on happening when he attended Saturday’s Scarlet-White Rutgers spring football game was an offer from the New Brunswick-based school to play for the football team, a published report Sunday said. The 6-4, 220-pound Slade told NJ.com he was called to the coach’s office Saturday to talk about his opinion of the school and left with an offer to play for the school, the second offer he has received. “Coach Panagos and coach Cohen wanted to know my opinion of Rutgers. And I was just telling them how I am very excited about the school and I definitely was interested,” Slade said. “And I also told them that Rutgers is a top three school, or a top two because I only have two offers. But …
JCHS' Mike Wasik scores four goals, adds assist in 12-6 win.
James Caldwell High School's Mike Wasik scored four goals and assisted on another as the Chiefs (8-3-0) defeated Montclair Kimberley (4-8-0), 12-6. James Caldwell had a strong fourth quarter, outscoring the Cougars 6-1 in Montclair Saturday afternoon. Goalie John Vogt had 15 saves for the Chiefs. Rob Strain had 10 saves for Montclair in the loss. Ryan Fennelly had two goals and two assists for MKA.
Monday, April 8, 2013
This weekend was also the teams first Regatta of the season.
Girls on the Montclair High School rowing team met with Olympic gold medalist Taylor Ritzel this weekend. On Saturday, students had a training session and dinner with Ritzel, three time NCAA rowing champion from Yale and winner of the Olympic Gold medal in womens 8 rowing in London in 2012. A few months back, the team held a silent auction that made available the opportunity for some team members to meet Ritzel. The money from the fundraiser when toward a new Hudson 8 boat for the high school team. Nine girls met with Ritzel in the high school gym for training, and talked about Ritzel's Olympic and life experiences. After the training they all had dinner with her at Tinga's in Montclair. In addition, Sunday was the first Regatta of the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has lost his job.
After less than a day of deflecting a storm of bad press surrounding head basketball coach Mike Rice's coaching methods, Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rice has been fired. Rutgers Athletics said Rice's termination was based on the recent "issues" as well as "a review of previously discovered issues." “I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice,” Pernetti said, in a prepared statement. “Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.” On Tuesday, a video surfaced of Rice yelling offensive language and shoving …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has surfaced in which Rice yells abusive and profane language, and shoves and kicks players.
Gov. Chris Christie was "deeply disturbed" after viewing a video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using abusive language, shoving and kicking Rutgers University basketball players during practices. According to a report on NJ.com, the 40-minute video was the basis for Rice's three-game suspension and $50,000 fine in December. The tape has drawn widespread condemnation for Rice's use of gay slurs directed at his players. Rutgers showed the tape to reporters on Tuesday after learning that ESPN plans to air footage of the tapes this week. The video covers practices that occurred between 2010 and 2012, according to a report on ESPN.com. "Governor Christie saw the video today for the first time and he is obviously deeply disturbed by the …
Former Circle Systems Group principals overcharged districts, exchanged gifts for work, U.S. Attorney says.
Two former executives of an athletic equipment supply firm each face 20 years in prison after admitting their roles in a scheme to defraud schools. Mitchell Kurlander, 54, of Allentown, Pa., and his father-in-law, Alan Abeshaus, 81, of Highland Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy. Kurlander and Abeshaus served, respectively, as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Circle Systems Group Inc., which had contracts with a number of New Jersey school districts. The athletic apparel and equipment firm systematically defrauded school districts from at least 1997 to 2007, according to a release by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, by keeping duplicate payments from schools …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The interactive map below has information on all 29 baseball players from North Jersey who are playing professional baseball in 2013.
"It's like Christmas, except it's warmer." - Pete Rose on baseball's Opening Day It's that time of year again. The day when hope springs eternal for baseball fans across the country and anything seems possible, even for a Mets fan. As Opening Day gets underway Monday, four players with North Jersey ties will suit up and don uniforms for major league teams. Another 20 will start their professional seasons in the minors, with the dream of some day making it to — or in some cases back to — The Show. All four North Jerseyans breaking camp with major league teams in 2013 are pitchers. Frank Herrmann, a 28-year-old Montclair Kimberley Academy grad who has spent parts of three seasons with the Cleveland Indians, will begin 2013 in the Tribe's …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The beauty of Pilates is that the training that your body acquires carries over into everything else you to do, says exercise instructor Gigi Gould at the YMCA of Montclair.
This column is written by Gigi Gould, a certified Pilates and group exercise instructor at the Montclair YMCA and a certified breast cancer exercise specialist. We've all watched them at some point, I am sure: Poised, with total concentration, at the back of their spring board, and then suddenly those couple of perfectly placed runs down the board, with a spring onto two feet at the board's end, precisely aligned in parallel upon landing. The synchronized movements of the arms with the body into that bounding jump before the swift somersault into the direct downward dive into the water. A higher score achieved for the least amount of splash. It's all over in a matter of seconds but the amount of concentration, energy and precision to …