Friday, May 17, 2013
In this week's Coaches Corner, Summit Softball Coach Rachel Gordon talks about the season and the team's goal of playing in the state tournament.
The Summit Softball Team, under the leadership of Coach Rachel Gordon, is having one of the most successful sesons in Hilltopper history. Following tonight's 16-0 win over Hillside, the varsity softball team now has a record of 17-1 and is looking to be part of the state tournament when the first match-ups begin next week.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Both Hilltoppers lacrosse teams defeated their opponents to win the UCIAA championship finals Tuesday night. The boys defeated Westfield 9-5; girls bested Oak Knoll 10-9.
The Hilltoppers dominated the 2013 Union County Tournaments Finals Tuesday, with both the varsity boys and girls teams taking down their opponents in heated match-ups at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark. Led by top scorers Austin Carbone and Liam Mennig, the Hilltoppers went into halftime with a 6-2 lead over Westfield. Carbone, Mennig and Matt Maier had two goals each in the first half. Goalie Scott Caputo had two saves in the first half, but also gave up two goals to the Blue Devils. Westfield put two more points on the board early in the third quarter, scoring two quick goals. Summit's offense picked up again in the fourth quarter, with Carbone scoring a goal (Mennig assisted) to bring the score to 7-4, with just over 9 minutes …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Hilltoppers will face Oak Knoll in today's Union County Championship game.
On the heels of winning the Union County Division, defeating Kent Place 16-7 on May 7, Girls Lacrosse Coach Mike Walsh and his team are looking to defend their county title when they take on Oak Knoll today in the Union County Championship game — weather permitting, of course. "We would really like to defend our title," Walsh said Thursday during practice on the turf field behind Summit High School. The coach said the Hilltoppers are also looking forward to the opportunity to take on the Oak Knoll team — their in-town rivals — who bested them 6-4 on April 22. "Not every teams gets a chance to get a payback in a game that you've lost, so I think that's a primary goal for us," Walsh said. Walsh added that the girls are also hoping to win a …
Friday, May 10, 2013
In this week's Coaches Corner, Girls Lacrosse Coach Mike Walsh talks about the team's success so far this year and the importance of being resilient on the field, and in life.
Coach Mike Walsh came to Summit knowing that the community takes lacrosse very seriously. Armed with this knowledge and a team that has proven itself on the field both offensively and defensively, Walsh has led the girls lacrosse team to it's second straight Union County Tournament Championship. One of the lessons Walsh — a lacrosse coach for more than 20 years and a resident of Summit — tries to teach his players is to be resilient. When a play goes wrong, he encourages the girls to shake it off and focus on their next move. "The most important play is always the next play," Walsh said. Want more Summit sports? Check out these stories: Want more sports updates and news about Summit? Sign up for our free newsletter, follow Summit Patch …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Hilltoppers took down one of the county's top teams Monday night, beating Scotch Plains for the first time in seven years.
Varsity Baseball Coach Kevin Zaleski won't soon forget Monday's big win over Scotch Plains...for that matter, neither will hurler John Floegel, who not only pitched a complete game to extend his record to 3-0, but contributed to the Hilltoppers first win against Scotch Plains in seven years. "This was a big win, in a highly-competitive game against a top team in Union County," Zaleski said after Monday's home game. The coach said Summit hasn't been able to outscore Scotch Plains (11-6) in at least seven years. So what made today's game different? Chalk it up to a mix of confidence stemming from a few hits early in the game, as well as solid pitching and defense throughout the game. "We just came out confident," Zaleski said. "We outplayed …
The team conducted a clothing drive on May 4 to benefit Bridges Outreach Inc.
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Monday, May 6
The Summit Boys High School Varsity Lacrosse team held a clothes drive for Bridges Outreach, Inc. on Saturday May 4. Kathryn Radutzky, Bridges Board of Trustees member, was delighted with the outpouring of support for this important cause. She "thanks the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse team for supporting Bridges Outreach by donating a ton of gently used clothes that our street friends will be the beneficiaries of. Well done boys!" For 25 years, Bridges Outreach has brought the housed and homeless together in community by providing food, clothing, and other essentials to those in need in New York City, Newark and Irvington, NJ. For more information please visit: www.bridgesoutreach.org. This information was provided by the…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Hilltoppers (11-2) took on Minisink Valley, N.Y. (0-1) in an away game Saturday.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
In this week's Coaches Corner, Varsity Baseball Coach Kevin Zaleski talks about the team's 10-5 season thus far, the players and goals for the season.
It's important to set goals — and for Coach Kevin Zaleski and the Summit Varsity Basbeall Team, the immediate goal is to finish out the Union County Conference, win the championship and advance to the state tournament. But first things first...the team has some big games coming up and some more work to do. Tomorrow, the Hilltoppers will take on neighboring New Providence in a home game at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday, the team will head to Staten Island where they will take on Parsippany in a game that's being played at the Staten Island Yankees Ballpark. If you follow Summit sports, you may also like:
Summit Boys Lacrosse Coach Jim Davidson praised the efforts of the entire Hilltoppers team following Wednesdays 14-3 win over Glen Rock.
A strong first half that saw at least two players with multiple goals led to a 14-3 win over Glen Rock Wednesday night for the Summit Boys Lacrosse team. "The team got off to a great start," said Coach Jim Davidson, whose team record for the season now stands at 10-2. With two goals each from Austin Carbone and Matt Maier in the first half of the game and a top-notch performance by Brian Hadley, Davidson praised the entire team for their collective performance. "We had balanced scoring and Brian Hadley did an outstanding job on the faceoffs," Davidson said. "We wanted to make sure we played hard and smart the entire game. The entire team responed well and played a complete game." The team's next matchup takes place at home Monday at 4 p.m…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Summit Varsity Baseball team racked up another win Tuesday in Rahway, scoring four runs in the sixth inning.
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Tuesday, April 30