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Dodgers defeat Morris Catholic

MADISON _ Madison girls soccer doesn't like to draw a lot of attention but, with early season victories over Morris Catholic and Mountain Lakes, the Dodgers may not have a choice but to be noticed. A 4-1 victory over Morris Catholic on Sept. 15 is a case in point. Sadie Kim scored twice and Kate Christos and Brooke Kleiven added scores for the Dodgers. Madison is off to a 3-1 start. "I don't think there were high expectations for us but they weren't low either,'' Kim said. “We aren't considered the top team. I think we are a team under…

Freshmen spark Randolph

RANDOLPH _ Carly Snarski made the pitch to Lexi Campbell and the Randolph senior wasn't going to take no for an answer. "You have to play field hockey," said Campbell, recalling Snarski's plea. "You have to. You need to try it. It'll be fun." It didn't take long for Campbell, a freshman, to commit to the Rams' program. The two knew each other through the New Jersey Colonials Girls Ice Hockey Program and Snarski felt Campbell could easily transfer her skills from the ice to the turf. Campbell, as expected, made great strides in a few weeks and scored the…

Quigley gets in one more home run

MONTVILLE _ Elizabeth Quigley wanted to hit one more ball over the fence, to experience the adrenalin rush and have teammates waiting for her at home plate. Quigley, Morris Tech's catcher, achieved her goal by slugging a sixth-inning home run for the Blue Team at the 11th Annual Morris County Senior All-Star Game held on June 12 at Montville Municipal Fields. In her previous two at-bats, Quigley struck out so the two-run blast to right field, which came off a 2-2 pitch, was ultra meaningful. The homer was Quigley's last - in a Morris Tech uniform or any uniform -…

France's Herbin hopes this is her time

GALLOWAY _ Celine Herbin knew her decision to leave her job as a biochemical engineer at the age of 27 to pursue a career in golf would make people question her mental stability. Herbin was right. Everyone considered her... "Crazy," she recalled. "It was looking very much like a dream to be a professional golfer at 27 when I was not at all the top player in France." Still, Herbin, now 35, persisted, playing first on the European Tour before joining the LPGA. As of Saturday, June 9, Herbin, was in an enviable position - she had the clubhouse lead…

Diaz, with son by her side, among leaders at ShopRite

GALLOWAY _ Most kids aren't anxious to do chores. Mow the lawn? Maybe tomorrow. Take out the trash? Later. Carry your mom's golf bag? Absolutely. Toting a golf bag isn't a typical chore so 12-year-old Cooper Diaz was more than willing when his mother, Laura, needed a caddie for the 2018 ShopRite LPGA Classic. The younger Diaz not only shouldered clubs, he did it well, receiving a grade of 95 for his effort, and Laura Diaz, relaxed by his presence, fired a 66 at the Stockton Seaview Resort's Bay Course in first-round play which commenced on Friday, June 8. Anna…

Hornets garner sectional crown

PARSIPPANY _ It was another joyous moment in the history of the Hanover Park softball program when it defeated Parsippany 12-5 for the North Jersey Section 2, Group II title. The Hornets had a subdued celebration then went to right field to discuss what previously had been prohibited: The fact that their Group II semifinal against Ramsey, slated for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at Seton Hall University, would start at the same time as the prom. "We haven't mentioned it once because it would have been a distraction," Hanover Park coach Jamie Galioto said. "We knew when the…