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My father had a curiosity about celebrities, professional athletes in particular, so many weekends were spent at Two Guys Department Stores and electronics stores obtaining autographs and meeting players from New York teams. He quizzed the athletes, conversed with them, asking details about their lives, such as where they lived, how they got their ...big breaks, what foods they liked, where they grew up, how many children they had, what their hobbies were. I stood by my father's side, taking in all I could about my heroes. Looking back, those experiences influenced my decision to pursue not only teaching but to have sports writing to fall back on. Writing became my profession and I went about it and still go about it with great passion, pounding out thousands of stories over three-plus decades. Over time, I came to realize that high school and local sports appeal to me most. I feel privileged to tell people's stories. More

Randolph Challenge roundup

Randolph Challenge roundup

Montville scored four runs in the sixth inning and went on to gain a 6-5 win over Morris Hills at the Randolph Challenge on Saturday, April 16.

The one-out rally featured RBI base hits by Jaclyn Monaco, Ali Temple and Kelly Dodgson. The other run scored on an error.

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Gaels triumph in eight innings

Roxbury, coming off back-to-back one-run losses to Chatham and Mount Olive, trimmed Pope John 5-4 in eight innings on Thursday, April 14. Emily Song a...
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Smith's bat, arm buoy Sparta

Smith's bat, arm buoy Sparta
Sophomore pitcher Paige Smith slugged a home run over the left-center field fence in the fourth inning and it proved to be the gamewinner when Sparta ...
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Hutchinson fuels Jefferson

Hutchinson fuels Jefferson
Ashley Hutchinson was lethal from outside the arc, netting five 3-pointers to highlight second-seeded Jefferson's 44-43 victory over Mahwah ...
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Wildcats rally past Mount Olive

The last two weeks of December were cruel to Whippany Park, which went 0-6 in that span. Since then, the Wildcats have greatly improved, going 12-7, i...
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Chatham nets 12 3-pointers in win over Knolls

Cassie Falone, a senior guard, connected for five 3-pointers, scoring 15 of her game-high 17 points in the first half for Chatham, which def...
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Montville prevails in overtime

Montville, buoyed by Kelly O'Reilly's 16 points and Amanda Gorski's double double, gained a 42-40 overtime victory over Pope John on Tuesday...
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Strambi powers Morristown in MCT

Elizabeth Strambi, a sophomore guard, was one of two players in double figures when third-seeded Morristown defeated No. 14 Parsippany Hills...
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Goodman's hat trick powers Crimson

Morristown-Beard, spurred by Grace Goodman's hat trick, shut out Immaculate Heart 11-0 on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Lizzy Sengle and Ally Detre contributed tw...
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Masini's goals pace Mo-Beard

Morristown-Beard rode two goals by senior midfielder Alissa Masini to a 3-2 win over Mount St. Dominic in a North Jersey, Non-Public qu...
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