Cooper: David Guerra 1, Leukemia 0

BY:  Darren Cooper, Local Sports Columnist, @VarsityAces SADDLE BROOK – Leukemia caused David Guerra’s arms to spasm, his stomach to burn and his muscles to be paralyzed. “I had some pretty bad experiences with slim chances,” said the Saddle Brook junior with a slight smile. “All the side effects I was getting were all very […]

Senior Spotlight: Secaucus’ Lindsey Mack is rounding out her game

By Jason Bernstein | For The Jersey Journal         Like many of her friends, Lindsey Mack wakes up early during the summer and takes the hour-plus ride from Secaucus down the shore. But rather than enjoying the sand or boardwalk, Mack, seeking the best competition the state can offer, is at HoopGroup Headquarters in Neptune. “It’s […]

H.S. football: Ridgefield moving back to JV level this fall

Sean Farrell, Staff Writer, @seanfarrell92 Ridgefield is dropping down to the junior varsity level in football this fall. The move was confirmed on Friday by NJIC Executive Director Stan Fryczynski. It marks the second time in three seasons that the small, Group 1 school won’t have a varsity team. The Royals went 0-7 last year and […]

50 High School Seniors to Watch: Carlos Pepin of Lodi HS


BY: Darren Cooper, Local Sports Columnist, @VarsityAces It was freshman orientation at Lodi High School and Carlos Pepin sat at a table alone. He was new to school and hadn’t made many friends. Coach Joe Romeo approached Pepin, then a lean 6-foot-1, and asked him if he would want to try out for the Rams […]

Senior Spotlight: Mickey O’Malley, Hasbrouck Heights wrestling

By Sean Farrell – Record Sports Department Mickey O’Malley doesn’t know the exact words on the shiny trophy now displayed on his dining room table. After all, the Golden Boot he won in Buenos Aires isn’t in English. “It says something in Spanish about the athlete that is most decorated,” O’Malley said. O’Malley has a […]

Attention: NJIC Cross Country Coaches – Roster Registration

  To all NJIC XC Coaches: Here’s the link to the milesplit page for NJIC XC Roster Collection Use this page weekly to add or drop athletes from your NJIC XC Batch Meet Rosters. Directions:  Log in to NJ milesplit and go to your team page, and then your roster page.  Now, make sure for each runner […]

Senior Spotlight: John Kelly – Rutherford HS

  By: Greg Tartaglia – Record Sports John Kelly is living life in the acceleration lane. When the 5-foot-11 right-hander began the spring, he was an all-league shortstop on a perennially strong Rutherford baseball team. By June, he was one of North Jersey’s hottest pitching recruits from the Class of 2018. How exactly did his […]