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Colonials are MCT champs

MONTVILLE _ Morristown needs to work a little bit on its celebrations. Other than that, everything went just as the Colonials dreamed it would when they made their first appearance in the Morris County Girls Lacrosse Tournament final. Annika Begley scored four goals and Ava Plott had a hat trick in Morristown's 10-6 triumph over Mountain Lakes in the MCT final held at Montville High School on Saturday, May 5. Sarah Chupak scored twice and Callie Sundin had a goal and two assists for the top-seeded Colonials. Faith Reilly fired a hat trick for second-seeded Mountain Lakes, which was seeking…

Miller leads Hornets into MCT final

ROXBURY _ It clearly wasn't Jenna Devens' night and that pained Hanover Park's senior ace Jess Miller. "I'd be terrified to be in this position as a freshman," Miller said of Devens, Parsippany's first-year pitcher who was making her debut in the Morris County Tournament semifinals. "It's a lot. I felt bad. I guess we all have our days." Although it wasn't Devens' day, the MCT semi was certainly one to remember for Miller, who had three hits, including two home runs, and fired a four-hitter to highlight Hanover Park's surprising 21-1 win over top-seeded and defending champion Parsippany on…

Smith, Mt. Olive jar Rams in semis

ROXBURY _ Annalee Smith, perturbed by her lack of hitting, decided, literally and figuratively, to take the gloves off. The phrase means to not hold anything back and that's exactly the approach that Smith, Mount Olive's catcher, decided she had to take with two outs, the score tied and a runner on first base in the bottom of the eighth inning. Smith, admittedly superstitious, gripped her bat with her bare hands and ripped a first-pitch offering down the third-base line to knock in pinch runner Brianna Segnello with the winning run when the sixth-seeded Marauders edged seventh-seeded Randolph 3-2 in…

Monteleone, Lakers gain MCT final

MONTVILLE _ Scoring a goal just before halftime always gives the lacrosse team that scored it a boost. On Thursday, May 3, it helped elevate Mountain Lakes to a 9-6 Morris County Tournament semifinal victory over Mendham. Sarah Monteleone scored six goals to pace the Lakers. Breanna Wilson notched five assists and Faith Reilly added two goals and one assist. Second-seeded Mountain Lakes, the two-time defending MCT champ, advances to play top-seeded Morristown in the MCT final scheduled for Saturday, also at Montville. The Colonials earned their first appearance in the championship game with a 14-6 win over fourth-seeded Chatham…

Rams vault to Morris Relays record, title

RANDOLPH _ Paige Zangara, Michelle Lu and Jordyn Kranis, Randolph's pole vaulters, have spent considerable time calculating numbers and figuring out how to better their jumps. Zangara and Kranis have nearly every class together in the morning and have been chatting about the possibility of setting a record at the Morris County Relays. Zangara and Lu meet up in ceramics class and the talk quickly turns to track. On Wednesday, May 2, the Rams trio proved that their incessant chatter wasn't idle when they established a Morris County pole vault record by combining for 29 feet. Randolph, which took first…

McGlone prevails at Morris Championship

FLANDERS _ Mary Cate McGlone texted her mother, Catherine, shortly after completing her nine-hole round at the Morris County Girls Golf Championship with a 12-foot putt for par. I shot a 44. I might win. It didn't take long for the elder McGlone, who was at work, to respond. Wowzer! You're a winner either way. Love you. McGlone's 44, as it turned out, put her atop the 41-player field competing on the blue course at Flanders Valley Golf Course. The title was the first for McGlone, a junior at Villa Walsh. She was extremely proud of her achievement, which was…