Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Kyle Folkers leaped over seats to catch a ball at the Yankees-Mariners game Thursday night.
Pascack Valley and Northern Valley residents who watched the Yankees game Thursday night may have spotted a familiar face in the crowd. Northvale resident Kyle Folkers — who didn't play baseball past rec leagues — made it on TV diving over seats at Yankee Stadium to catch a ball hit by Chris Stewart during the game against the Mariners. The catch was also featured on ESPN's "top 10 plays" and was compared to Derek Jeter's famous 2004 catch against the Red Sox in which he ran up into the stands. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime catch," Folkers said. "It's a great feeling." He started getting calls almost immediately from friends who had seen the catch at home. Then, some began sending him videos they'd shot of their TVs and someone he didn't …
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Entrepreneur says the NFL-registered league will be open to first graders through adults.
A local entrepreneur has started a new league that he says will help fill a void in the Bergen County sports scene. Carl Susini, of Mahwah, was a coach in the township's Youth Football League for eight years before serving as president of the Bergen Passaic Youth Football League. Though Susini and his wife could not have any children, he says the impact youth sports had on him as a child prompted him to become involved in the existing programs in the township, and create something new. “I remember the experience I got,” he said. “It was not only educational, I learned things that were really life-changing. I want to be able to help give kids that.” In 2010, Susini founded Youth Sports World, a sports promotion and marketing company that …
Mullen didn't damage any park benches during his demonstration.
Professional skateboarder Rodney Mullen visited Westwood during 1986 for a demonstration, as seen in the video above. The habits of skaters in Veterans' Memorial Park have irked some borough officials lately as they have damaged benches dedicated by local families and skaters may soon find the benches unskateable once additional armrests are installed. Mullen, who is best known for pioneering many of the basic moves popular with skaters, did not use any benches during his 15 minute demo. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Don Bosco pulled ahead and away from Bergen County in the third quarter to win their second consecutive county title.
The Don Bosco Ironmen outscored the Bergen Catholic Crusaders 5-1 in the third quarter of the finals in the Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament. That scoring outburst made all the difference and propelled the Ironmen to a 10-6 victory and their second straight Bergen County championship. The Ironmen had a rough go of it in the first half. Bergen Catholic goalie Matt Pedrick was on point early on and held the Ironmen to just three first-half goals. “They came out playing hard. We were struggling with our shots and their goalie played really well," said Don Bosco captain Teddy Sisco-Tolomeo. Don Bosco looked like a different team in the second half. They came out very aggressive, snatched control of the game and never looked back. "In the …
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Four graduating players from Westwood Regional High School's football team recently signed to play for their respective colleges next year.
Outgoing Cardinals football players Ryan Galloway (East Coast Prep), Connor Carlstrom (Wilkes), Matt Mandeville (Western New England), and Kenneth Reilly (Pace) have signed to play football collegiately. “I am so proud of these young men for their athletic and academic accomplishments,” Head Coach Vito Campanile said. “They now join a terrific group of Cardinals playing in or attending college who’ve left our program and school prepared for the challenges of the next four years and beyond.” Editor's note: This post was supplied on behalf of the Cardinals TD Club.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Center tells SI.com in first-person account he "didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.”
Former New Jersey Nets center Jason Collins, who played for six seasons with the team including a championship run in the 2002-03 season, revealed he was gay in a soon-to-be published story. Collins said in a first-person account in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated posted on SI.com that he “didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.” He tells the magazine, “I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.” In the story, Collins describes how the first person he came out to was his aunt, a Superior Court judge in San …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Westwood's young ball players took to the field at Meadowbrook Park for their first games of the year.
The Westwood Baseball Association held their opening day ceremony in Meadowbrook Park Saturday. Past WBA President Rich Poggi and sponsor of the year Lee Tremble of The Iron Horse were honored at the event. Guest speakers from Westwood Regional High School's team shared some encouraging words for the young athletes before they took to the field for a day of games. The WBA will holding another celebration soon when they complete building the new clubhouse at the field. WBA President Keith Rivers told Patch it's expected to be finished in the next few weeks. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.