Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
The junior holds a .714 batting average during her first season since moving back to Summit from California.
Junior Enrica Fabricant is playing for the Summit Varsity Softball team in her first year since moving back from California. Fabricant told Patch she has been performing really well this season with a .714 batting average. Fabricant, who most call “Kicca,” said that Monday’s game against Elizabeth’s Benedictine Academy was probably one of her best games ever. She stated that she hit a homerun in the first inning, had a few great catches and threw the ball well from her shortstop position. The Summit Varsity Softball team currently has an undefeated record of 6-0, with wins against Roselle, Roselle Catholic, Plainfield, St. Mary, Dover and Benedictine. Fabricant said that the team specifically played well against both Benedictine and …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The senior holds a 4.548 GPA and is captain of the Summit High School varsity swimming, tennis and softball teams.
Senior Tasha Kewalramani was named this year’s NJSIAA scholar athlete as she holds a 4.548 GPA and is captain of the Summit High School swimming, tennis and softball teams. Since she was very young, Kewalramani said athletics were ingrained in her. However, she added that balancing school and athletics each season is tough. “I love the work,” she said. “I love the challenge.” In addition to the three sports at Summit High School, Kewalramani has also been a member of the Summit Seals since eighth grade. She added that swimming is her favorite sport because she is the best at it. She holds the school record for the 100 breast and 200 Medley relay. She also placed 2nd in the county for the 100 breast and 3rd in the county for first …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The team begins the season against the strong Ridgewood Girls’ Lacrosse team on April 2.
Coach Mike Walsh has been coaching Girls’ Lacrosse, “since the dawn of time,” he said, but he has been the head coach of the Summit Girl’s Lacrosse team for two years. Walsh has also been involved in the youth level of coaching in Summit, as well as coach of other high school girls’ lacrosse teams. One of his favorite aspects of coaching is being able to see his students in a different light, he said. The Summit Girls' Lacrosse team has won the Union County tournament four years in a row and last season the team placed second in their division. Coach Walsh said the team has similar goals as last year, including winning the division this time around and defending the county crown. “I think the girls are ready to try to win a sectional…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Peter Tierney has been coaching in Summit for 42 years. He is now preparing the Boys' Varsity Tennis team for the upcoming season.
Peter Tierney has been coaching Summit sports for the past 42 years and just three years ago he began coaching the Boys' Varsity Tennis team. Tierney said he has several long term goals for the team, but right now they are working on putting together a starting team. Last year, the team placed second in counties but lost in the state sectionals. In 2011, the team took home the win in the state sectionals. “It was really good for the kids they were so thrilled because when you don’t think you’re going to do something and then you do it, it’s great” Tierney said. “They learned how to compete.” The Boys' team has been praciting for the 2013 season through the snow, rain and cold to prepare for their first match on April 2. Tierney said he …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Summit Sailing team officially became a varsity sport this January, but has quickly grown from five sailors to 27 sailors.
Coach John Groskoph said he never said yes to anything so quickly in his life until his oldest son Jake asked him to coach the Summit Sailing team. A sailor his entire life, Groskoph said having the opportunity to coach the team was a dream come true. "The best part of coaching is seeing them grow as sailors and as a team," he said. The Summit Sailing Team officially became a varsity sport this January, but has been around since 2010. Five Summit students created the team, which has now grown to 27 members. The original members include: Will Berkery, Will Elia, Jake Groskoph, Amy Macdonald and Tyler Macdonald. Also, Alex Guior joined pretty early on, Groskoph added. Groskoph said he was in contact with Athletic Director Mike Sandor since …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
This is a look at the highlights of Summit sports for 2012.
February 19, 2012 – AJ Iarussi Wins 195 lb District Championship AJ Iarussi took first place in the 195 lb weight class of the NJSIAA District 10 tournament in February. He defeated Madison wrestler Nick Haboj, 3-1. Iarussi was one of three Summit wrestlers who placed at the top for the district. March 5, 2012 – Hilltoppers Swim Team Close Season in Style at Meet of Champions The Summit High School Swim Team set four school records at the 2012 Meet of Champions. In the 200 medley relay Loring Bowen, Ryan Sebastian, Cameron Simko and Will Beckett swam a season best 1:37.12 to lower their school record from the Union County Championships. The 200 medley relay team finished third in the state, the 200 free relay (Will Beckett, Luca, Kevin …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Hey, there's no football on this weekend, so get out and enjoy a night on the town.
The Borgata THIS WEEKEND Tonight Colin Quinn's "Short Story Long" provides a humorous look at history, 9p.m., The Music Box NEXT WEEK Jersey guy and comedian/actor Jay Mohr performs his stand-up act, 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 BOOK IT NOW "The Deadmeat Tour," featuring Steve Aoki and Datsik, at the Event Center, 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18; legendary Irish rockers The Saw Doctors help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day, 9 p.m., March 17, The Music Box Check out theborgata.com for details about these and other shows. Kean University, Union THIS WEEK No shows BOOK IT NOW George Winston, 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4; Ravi Coltrane, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14; Kathy Mattea, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6. Check out keanstage.com for details about these and…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
From local athletes making national news to championship wins, and losses, 2011 was a big year in sports for Union County.
As 2011 comes to a close, it's time to look back at what made news in Union County sports. Here are some of the most memorable stories of the past year. Keep reading this week for more of our "Year in Review." Athletes Making History March 7, 2011: Barber State Wrestling Champ After Thrilling Final Christian Barber, a 152-lb senior at Westfield High School, became the most successful wrestler in Westfield history as well as the first state champ in a generation. June 8, 2011: Murray Drafted by Houston Astros Westfield High School senior AJ Murray was drafted by the Houston Astros. Ranked as the 77th high school player nationwide, Murray, a catcher, was a 48th round pick during the Major League Baseball draft. Aug. 8, 2011: Scotch Plains …
As 2011 comes to an end, a look back at some of the sports teams that made the news.
Hill City athletes continued making waves in local sports in 2011. Take a look at how Summit teams did against the competition in the sport-by-sport breakdown below. What sports story was most memorable to you? Share your photos, videos or comments.