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Errichiello rises to occasion; Montville triumphs

  ROXBURY _ It wouldn't be wise if Roxbury pitcher Hailey Errichiello divulged all of the details of how her nasty riseball became even more lethal. Errichiello was at a camp at Hofstra University over the winter when she got “the tip.” It involved a change in grip, a nuance which causes the pitch to not only break more but spin. The sophomore righty threw a multitude of risers to Morris Catholic’s batters and got her desired revenge as the third-seeded Gaels eked out a 1-0 victory over the second-seeded Crusaders in a Morris County Tournament semifinal on Sunday, May…

Lee rides momentum, leads Cognizant Cup

CLIFTON _ Minjee Lee was steady over her first nine at the Cognizant Founders Cup, penciling in four birdies and five pars. When Lee, of Perth, Australia, made the turn, she picked up speed and carded two birdies then an eagle on No. 12, a 474-yard, par 5 - the third-longest hole on the 6,536-yard layout at the Upper Montclair Country Club. Kim, in her eighth year on the LPGA Tour, attributed the impressive skein to "riding momentum" and said the fact that she covered 1,206 yards in a mere nine shots was "really nice." That stretch of shots was…

Chatham, Mendham headed to MCT final

MONTVILLE _ Chatham’s Ashley Kiernan dubbed it the “redemption tour” and now the first leg of it is officially over. Kiernan and the Cougars wanted to clash with Mountain Lakes and Morristown, two teams they had lost to early in the season, again. On Wednesday, May 11, the defending champion Cougars, seeded eighth, avenged their setback to the Lakers in a Morris County Girls Lacrosse Tournament semifinal, notching a 13-7 victory at Montville High School. Morristown, which defeated Mendham 12-7 in the other semifinal, is next in Chatham’s sights. "I'm excited about this win and about getting a second chance…

Gaels hand Montville first setback

MONTVILLE _  Roxbury coach Paul Critelli can do without Kendall Reda-Fehsal's head-first slides. Critelli worries that Reda-Fehsal, his junior all-state catcher, will injure her fingers, hands or arms which are all very essential to the success of the Gaels' program. Reda-Fehsal has different feelings about her daredevil approach on the basepaths, avoiding feet-first slides because she's concerned about her ankles and legs. After Roxbury's 3-0 victory over previously undefeated Montville on Friday, April 29, Critelli was briefly accepting of Reda-Fehsal's approach because it led to the first of the team's three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Reda-Fehsal…

Another county title for Tech's Dolce

FLANDERS _ Sammie Dolce's golf game is controlled and efficient. Dolce, a Morris Tech junior, keeps nearly everything in check, including her emotions, no matter what the circumstance, one of the traits of an elite golfer. There was one detail of her round at the Morris County Girls Golf Tournament, however, that elevated her spirits and put excitement in her voice. "I bombed my driver on the seventh hole," said Dolce proudly and with emphasis, reflecting back on the 265-yard tee shot that led to a birdie and helped her repeat as MCT champion. "It was a nice shot. I…

Minervini, Pequannock split at Blue & Gold

  POMPTON PLAINS _ McKenzie Minervini stood tall and delivered a powerful early-season statement inside the circle.   Sophomore right-hander Minervini, mixing up her pitches effectively, tossed a five-hitter, striking out 13 and walking one, and gave up only two earned runs to help Pequannock turn back Indian Hills, 9-5, on Saturday, April 2 in a Blue & Gold Softball Tournament game at the Hillview Elementary School.   The Golden Panthers trailed three times early in the game, 1-0, 2-1 and 4-2, but the hard-throwing Minervini and her teammates remained unflustered. Overcoming all three deficits, Pequannock put up a three-spot in…