East Hanover, NJ – The Hanover Park Hornets improved to 12-1 on the season with a 53-21 victory over Parsippany Hills. Hanover held the Lady Vikings scoreless for almost 7 minutes of the 1st quarter, which ended with the Hornets leading 15-5. Ashley Addison lead all scorers with 14 and Jenna Wortman knocked in ten. Parsippany Hills had Shannon Steuer and Jessica Zambito score six a piece. Hanover faces Morris County’s most dangerous team, Chatham today at 4:00.
Hanover Park (12-1) 15 18 12 8 53 Parsippany Hills (2-11) 5 5 0 11 21
Trenton, NJ-(Anthony Lawrence Caruso, III for NJSI) Tyra Turner, Rachel Wacholder, and Barbara Fontana have all won at least once on the Association of Volleyball Professionals’ AVP Hot Winter Nights Tour. Wacholder won the second and third events. Turner would win the 5th event, while Fontana won the 7th event. Also, Turner, Wacholder, and Fontana have a second place finish.
Wacholder currently has won $16,750 on the Winter tour in 5 appearances. Turner has won $10,500 on the Winter tour in 3 appearances. Fontana has won $7,750 on the Winter tour in 2 appearances.
“I don’t know if winning gives me an advantage,” said Turner. “But I definitely think just experiencing playing indoors without the conditions, because there’s a lot of experienced players who use the heat and use the wind to their advantage.
“So, this is definitely a different game, it evens out the playing field. I think everyone is at a little bit of a disadvantage because you’re not playing with your normal partner so you have to work on being flexible.”
Wacholder won the most events on the women’s event so far. Wacholder won the events in St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri, the second and third events on the Winter tour. Turner won the event in Madison, Wisconsin. And Fontana won her event in Minneapolis.
“I won an event in Wisconsin, so for me winning in the winter is preparation for the season.” said Turner. “It’s not as much pressure as the outdoor tournament because you don’t have to deal with the conditions of beach volleyball, whether it the wind, the heat, the dehydration so for myself that took away some things I usually have to worry about kind of out of the way so that’s nice.
“So, it’s warm inside and I’m not battling the conditions and also getting to play with different athletes. It’s a little easier to focus on yourself, per sé. It’s nice to be successful in what we usually consider the off-season.”
Trenton, NJ (Anthony Lawrence Caruso, III for NJSI) – The Association of Volleyball Professionals AVP men’s volleyball players are using the Hot Winter Nights Tour to prepare for the beach volleyball event coming up this summer in the Beijing Olympics. Only two teams are going to be able to appear in the beach volleyball event in the Beijing Olympics from the AVP tour. Stein Metzger previously finished fifth in his Olympic debut, in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
“It was a great experience,” said Metzger. “Appearing in the Olympics was a memorable experience that I will never forget. I finished 5th in Athens and I am hoping I could get back to the Olympics this summer.”
Metzger and his partner Mike Lambert are one of the team’s competing for one of the two slots in the beach volleyball event at the Beijing Olympics. Jake Gibb and his partner Sean Rosenthal are another team competing for the open spots.
“The best players in the world play on the AVP Tour,” said Gibb. “So, it’s good practice and a big goal for us.”
Gladstone, NJ – The Knights of Gill St Bernard’s defeated the Colonial Rebels of Saddle River Day School during a boys varsity basketball game on January 29, 2008 played at Gill St Bernard’s brand new gymnasium. Walt Graber led the way for the Knights with 15 points, including 3 baskets from beyond the 3-point line. In addition, Tom Plate and Louis Valdes struck for 13 and 12, respectively for Gill. For Saddle River, Bernard Richardson scored 13 points, while teammates Mark Devli and Albert Gonzalez had 11 and 9, respectively.
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Florham Park, NJ - Seventeen Middle Schools through Morris County competed in a two day wrestling tournament. Frelinghuysen Middle School from Morristown took home the team crown for the second year in a row and dominated the second day, which consisted of weight classes ranging from 105 through Heavyweight. Pequannock took second place overall with East Hanover coming in third. Long Valley, Delbarton, Memorial (Hanover Twp) and West Essex rounded out the top 5.
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Day #2 – Sat. Weights 105 -HWT: Quarter Finals
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