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Chominsky bunt lifts Golden Eagles in eighth inning

CRANFORD _ The Morris Knolls softball team went through a year's worth of emotions in a Group III semifinal versus Cranford. There was the possibility of disappointment because of lighting then heavy rain when the Golden Eagles were warming up. The delay brought on uncertainty. Early on, there was immense joy as Morris Knolls posted three first-inning runs and tacked on seven more in the third inning. Later, there was dread and, no doubt, queasiness as the Cougars chipped away at what seemed like a safe 10-run lead, uttimately tying the score in the bottom of the seventh inning. In…

Tight squeeze: Knolls takes sectional title, 1-0

ROXBURY _ Abby Freidman refused to give in to the moment. Instead, Friedman helped Morris Knolls earn one of its biggest wins ever in the Golden Eagles proud softball history. Friedman pitched out of jams, leaving a runner stranded in scoring position at second base in the sixth and third base in the seventh, and scattered four hits, struck out three and walked three to lead second-seeded Morris Knolls past top-seeded Roxbury, 1-0, in the North 1, Group III championship game on Saturday, June 3. "I'm just happy I can contribute in any way I can," said Freidman, a senior…

Wildcats top Verona in 10 innings

VERONA _ The pitching motion employed by Verona's pitcher, Emily Esposito, messed with the timing of Whippany Park's batters. Esposito would make a circle, bring her hands together and fire. Most often, the Hillbillies' ace would throw a deceptive drop which caused the Wildcats to hit grounders. Finally, Whippany Park was rapping out hits but not in succession. Once the Wildcats solved Esposito, they thrived. Whippany Park analyzed the offensive situation and, in the end, reached her for 14 hits en route to a 6-2 victory in a marathon 10-inning Nprth Jersey Section 2, Group I semifinal on Wednesday, May…

Agbo triumphs in long, triple jumps

BOONTON _ Morris Hills' Adannia Agbo has a love-hate relationship with the long jump. The event has both delighted and frustrated her since she began jumping three years ago. After the first day of the Morris County Track and Field Championships at Boonton High School on May 16, Agbo was elated after finishing first in the long jump. "We're getting along right now," she said with a smile. A leap of 19-1 1/4 - a personal record - moved her back to the love side. The 5-foot-9 Agbo, whose family immigrated to the United States from Nigeria when she was…

Reisinger, Crusaders clinch second MCT crown

ROXBURY _ Morris Catholic's Sofia Reisinger doesn't engage in activities outside of softball. "I have no time for anything else," said Reisinger, a 14-year-old freshman. But Reisinger doesn't mind that her life, literally, is devoted to one sport. She spends endless hours honing her skills. Reisinger plays club ball on an Intensity 14-And-Under team, traveling to tournaments around the country, and engages in speed and agility training. Anything to make herself better. Pressure situations, of course, don't faze her because she's probably been there before. On Saturday night, May 13, she experienced one of the most tension-filled moments of her…

Lee is in Ko's sights at Cognizant

CLIFTON _ Jin Young Ko intended to go to sleep early in order to ensure she had the energy needed for what will likely be a marathon race. Ko, four shots behind leader Minjee Lee after three rounds of the Cognizant Founders Cup, believes she will be the golfer atop the field when the four-day tournament concludes tomorrow at Upper Montclair Country Club. “I know she’s a good player but I think I have chance to win for tomorrow if I really play well so I will focus myself and I need some good rest tonight,” said Ko, who, despite…