Sunday, April 7, 2013
New Milford Little League began their 62nd season on Saturday
New Milford Little League officially opens their 2013 season with their Annual Parade and field ceremony. The ceremony included members of the Town Council and handing out the 2012 New Milford World Series Trophy to the Marlins. While last year's Opening Day had a more somber meaning as Little League partipants remembered Melisa Sofia, the 2013 season began with a joyous occasion as New Milford High School Baseball Coach Mark Mongiardo threw out the first pitch.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Baseball and track also opened their spring season with victory
Spring has finally arrived and with it the opening of baseball, softball,track, boys tennis and volleyball seasons. And after a long winter the New Milford Knights are already running towards successful seasons. With six returning starters, the Lady Knights are already the perenial favorite in the NJIC Liberty division, more so after their opening day shutout wins over Secaucus (5-0) and Ridgefield (18-0). Against the Patriots, both sides were held scoreless until the third inning when shortstop Carly Lesko blasted a two-run homer over the center field fence for the lead. The Lady Knights followed up with the win over Ridgefield in five innings as the team exploded with five runs in the first inning and then added nine more in the fourth …
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 and…
Daneyko, Driver, Leetch, Duguay among those scheduled to play
Wednesday, April 3
Tickets went on sale Tuesday for a charity hockey game to the Prudential Center in Newark pitting some of the greatest players from North America and Russia. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. The game will be held April 13 at 1 pm. New Jersey Devils greats Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Grant Marshall, Jim Dowd, and Sergei Brylin, among others, will face off against a squad of Russian legends including Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Valery Kamensky, Alexey Yashin and Darius Kasparaitis. The Devils alumni squad will be joined by fellow alums Bob Carpenter, Billy Guerin, Claude Lemieux, Randy McKay, Stephane Richer and Brendan Shanahan. Skating with the Devils will also be NHL Legends Ron Duguay, Brian …
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 Pittsburgh Pirates fan like me. 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. Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello, a former first-round pick who made his major league debut at the ripe age of 20, is the best known …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Newark, Hoboken, Montclair and other New Jersey towns lose out despite NCAA reversal.