Boys Basketball: Jamboree field selected; 22 are in


The Big North United went 1-2-3 in his year’s Jamboree seeding meeting, with the field of 22 announced tonight.  Don Bosco (12-2) is the top seed for the second straight year, followed by St. Joseph (10-3) in the two seed and Bergen Catholic (9-4) in the three spot. Ramapo (11-2) broke the United string by […]


Girls Swimming: Old Tappan’s Gabby Baratta shocks the Bergen County Meet of Champions

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I have not been around as long as some veteran swim coaches in this state, but I’m no spring chicken either, having covered high school swimming since 1991 and the New Jersey swim scene for The Star-Ledger since 1999. So when Old Tappan sophomore Gabby Baratta won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.95 at the Bergen […]


Boys Swimming: Demarest’s John Kilduff savors BCMOC performance


Coming within a fingernail of not one, not two, but three meet records could send anyone home to sulk, wondering what more they could have done. Not John Kilduff. He didn’t break any records and his team didn’t extend a championship winning streak. But what the Demarest senior did at the Bergen County Meet of […]


Winter weather jumbling high school sports schedule –


Winter weather jumbling high school sports schedule The snow will cause changes to the Big North Conference’s swimming championships. The Big North United Division meet scheduled for today at Hackensack has been postponed, along with the Big North Liberty, which was scheduled to be held at Passaic …   Read more…


Swimming: Contingency plan for Big North Conference divisional swim meets

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We’re about to get slammed by the first snowstorm of 2015, but Pascack Hills athletic director Phil Paspalas hasn’t been staring out the window, lamenting his snow-shoveling fate. He’s been working the phones, making sure there is a schedule in place in case the snowstorm wrecks the original plans for the Big North Conference divisional […]