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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

Boonton blanks Butler

Goals by Michelle Tolochko and Kasey Thomas highlighted Boonton's 2-0 victory over Butler on Thursday, Oct. 22. Thomas also had an assist fo...
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Nardone, Mendham blank Wolfpack

Bella Nardone had a day fit for royalty when top-seeded Mendham shut out rival West Morris 3-0 in a Morris County Tournament quarterfinal on Satu...
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Villa Walsh returning to final

Villa Walsh will have the opportunity to defend its state title after defeating Morris Catholic 2-1 in a shootout in the North Jersey, Non-P...
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Booths have special bond

Booths have special bond

MONTVILLE _ Sammie Booth and her father, Steve, have spent countless hours in the car together traveling to softball tournaments and clinics.

Some of the trips were long, taking the duo to Penn State or Maryland, but they never turned the radio on as a means of avoiding conversation. Sammie, unlike many teenagers, didn't put on headphones or become absorbed in any type of electronic device, either.

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Cougars, Lakers triumph in lacrosse semis

Hat tricks by Grainger Rosati, Rachel Treweeke and Hannah Cronk lifted Mountain Lakes to a 13-9 triumph over Mendham in the semifinal round of the Mor...
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Mo-Beard blanks Oak Knoll in finale

Ally Detre had a hat trick and Kendall Cornine added a goal and three assists to highlight Morristown-Beard's 6-0 win over Oak Knoll on Wednesday, Feb...
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Kleczkowski's two goals power Kinnelon

Julia Kleczkowski scored twice, including the game-winning score in the 66th minute, to send Kinnelon to a 2-1 victory over Park Ridge and the North J...
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Villa Walsh nips Newark Academy

Alyssa Yarosz's first-half goal proved to be the gamewinner when Villa Walsh triumphed over Newark Academy 1-0 in North Non-Public B state tournament ...
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Gray, Rosenberg power Kinnelon

Kinnelon received goals from Casey Gray and Sarah Rosenberg when it defeated Pequannock 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 30. Gray also had an assist and Emily Ka...
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Dudley, Wrigley boost Wildcats

Alida Dudley had six kills and three digs when Whippany Park beat Morristown-Beard 2-0 on Monday, Oct. 27. Kayla Wrigley had 11 assists and six aces f...
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