Senior Preview: Jack Morgan, Cresskill

Cresskill’s Jack Morgan proved himself as a track athlete this spring, even though it was his first foray into the sport. “Jack has tremendous jumping ability,” coach Rich Miller, who is retiring after 50 years of coaching, said recently. “He’s a solid high jumper and he has real potential in the javelin.” Then, Miller delivered […]

Senior Preview: Abellany Mendez, Rutherford

The Legend of former New York Mets phenom Benny Agbayani lives on. In a way. Rutherford rising senior Abellany Mendez was named in honor of Agbayani, although Mendez concedes that his father did kind of mix up the letters and pronunciation, but that was the intention. Besides, everyone calls him “Johnny.” You can call him one […]

RIP Weehawken Principal Tony Colasurdo

Weehawken High School principal passes away

WEEHAWKEN–Anthony Colasurdo, 67, Weehawken High School’s principal, passed away on Thursday, July 12. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki confirmed the news on his Twitter account. “Tony touched the lives of thousands of Weehawken children during his four decades of service to Weehawken,” Zywicki wrote. “Please keep Tony’s family in your thoughts and prayers.” Colasurdo […]

Senior Preview: Elle Morse, Leonia/Palisades Park

The calls came non-stop. Elle Morse’s phone lit up as soon as the sweepstakes began with one college coach after another making their pitch. The Leonia/Palisades Park rising senior is in demand after setting a Bergen County record last season and winning NorthJersey.com’s Girls Swimmer of the Year honor. At least four possible suitors checked […]

Senior Preview: Laith Matari, Hawthorne

  In every athlete’s career there are defining moments that stay with them. On the surface, they might seem simple, but upon reflection and understanding, shrewd athletes are able to recognize them for what they are: valuable lessons. Hawthorne High School senior Laith Matari is talented, funny (a Google search shows he ran for “Mr. […]

Senior Preview: Luke Mazzeo, Emerson

Luke Mazzeo is one tough kid. In the first round of the NJSIAA wrestling tournament his sophomore year, the Emerson native tore his ACL 10 seconds into the match, twisting his knee and feeling a pop after taking his opponent down. Mazzeo not only finished the match, but ended up scoring a decisive 10-3 victory. […]

Senior Preview: Omar Sowe, Harrison

Senior Spotlight: Harrison soccer star Omar Sowe won

Harrison star Omar Sowe was named NJIC Player of the Year and earned All-State Second Team honors last season. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal) By Jason Bernstein | For The Jersey Journal Last year, Omar Sowe had one of the greatest individual seasons in Harrison’sstoried soccer history. But the star midfielder doesn’t think […]