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Bayonne New Jersey Little League Parade Saturday, April 6, 2013

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Bruno Sammartino Wrestling Great Receives Key to Jersey City

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At a special ceremony in the Jersey City's, City Hall, Mayor Jerramiah Healy presented Wrestling legend Bruno Samartino with a Proclamation and Key to the City of Jersey City.Sammartino has fought at different venues in Jersey City during his lengthly career as a wrestler.
Sammartino was in the Jersey City area for his induction ceremony at the Meadowlands Sports Complex on Satruday, April 6th where he is to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Bruno Sammartino WWE Hall of Fame Inductee to be Honored by Jersey City Mayor Healy

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, and the Jersey City Municipal Council, will honor “Wrestling’s Living Legend” WWE Hall of Fame Inductee 2013, Bruno Sammartino at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City.


Bruno Sammartino, also knows as the “The Living Legend will be presented with a proclamation from Mayor Healy in recognition of his accomplishments for his well-known and lengthy wrestling career. Bruno Sammartino is known for being the longest running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation and in professional wrestling history, defending his title for 11 years. Continue reading Bruno Sammartino WWE Hall of Fame Inductee to be Honored by Jersey City Mayor Healy


Hudson County Fans get to see North Bergen@ Bayonne Monday October 1st at 10:30 pm

BETHPAGE, NY, September 24, 2012 –– This week MSG Varsity continues its unprecedented coverage of high school sports. Six New Jersey games from the weekend, as well as twelve games being played this week are slated to air on Optimum TV channel 14. Those games are:

Fri., 9/21

Randolph @ Roxbury

Boys Soccer

Mon., 9/24 @ 4:00 pm

Fri., 9/21

Don Bosco Prep @ DePaul


Mon., 9/24 @ 7:30 pm

Fri., 9/21

Wall @ Manasquan

Girls Soccer

Wed., 9/26 @ 4:00 pm

Sat., 9/22

Randolph @ Delbarton


Mon., 9/24 @ 10:30 pm

Sat., 9/22

Pequannock @ Mountain Lakes


Tues., 9/25 @ 4:00 pm

Sat., 9/22

Bergen Catholic @ St. Joseph (Montvale)


Tues., 9/25 @ 9:00 pm

Mon., 9/24

Kinnelon @ Villa Walsh*

Girls Soccer

Wed., 9/26 @ 7:30 pm

Mon., 9/24

Colts Neck @ Manalapan

Boys Soccer

Wed., 9/26 @ 10:00 pm

Mon., 9/24

Immaculate Heart Academy @ Ramapo*

Girls Soccer

Thurs., 9/27 @ 4:00 pm

Mon., 9/24

Bergen Catholic @ Paramus

Boys Soccer

Thurs., 9/27 @ 7:30 pm

Mon., 9/24

Piscataway @ Ridge

Girls Soccer

Thurs., 9/27 @ 10:00 pm

Tues., 9/25

Madison @ Ridge

Girls Volleyball

Fri., 9/28 @ 4:00 pm

Thurs., 9/27

Old Bridge @ St. Joseph (Metuchen)

Boys Soccer

Sat., 9/29 @ 3:00 pm

Thurs., 9/27

Wayne Hills @ DePaul*

Boys Soccer

Sat., 9/29 @ 7:00 pm

Fri., 9/28

Neptune @ Matawan (LIVE)*


Fri., 9/28 @ 7:00 pm

Fri., 9/28

DePaul @ Pascack Valley


Mon., 10/1 @ 7:30 pm

Fri., 9/28

North Bergen @ Bayonne


Mon., 10/1 @ 10:30 pm

Fri., 9/28

Paramus Catholic @ Ridgewood*


Tues., 10/2 @ 9:00 pm

Games with a * will also be available via live webcast at

For more information on MSG Varsity’s high school sports coverage, visit


Sahara Beckner
Michelle Drew throws the ball for DeSoto
At bat for Sean Connors Mackenzie Nolan

SEAN CONNNERS OVER JACKIE ROBINSON 12-2. Jessica Massa pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts. Hitting wise Sean Connors was lead by AJ Johnson 3 hits with 2 RBI’s, Mackenzie Nolan with 1 hit and 1 RBI and Alyissa Sanchez went 3-3 with 2 RBI’s.

BART LEADS CUNNINGHAM OVER DESOTO   Taylor Bart pitched a complete game and had 2 hits and 1 RBI lead Senator Cunningham over Desoto Esquire.Also starring for Team Cunningham was Surita Simpson who had 2 hits and a RBI. Mariah Morales had 1 hit,2 walks and  1 RBI. Sarah Beckner had 1 hit and 2 RBI’s. Continue reading GIRLS COLLEGE LITTLE LEAGUE JERSEY CITY Week of May 21st

Stats for College Little League, Jersey City for past Week

College Little League is in Greenville  and games are played at Country Village,the league is the most diverse league in the city and covers boys and girls(softball)range from 6 to 16

CAGUITLA LEADS IPC MINOR BOYS OVER DUBLIN justin Caguitla pitched a no hitter and then was relieved by Justin Nguyen who came on for the save also had 1 hit and 1 rbi. Stephen Olszewski and Christopher Warren both had 2 hits and 2 rbi’s each for IPC.

EVERETT LEADS IPC OVER GREENVILLE  Mark Everett pitched a 1 hitter and struck out 12 while going the distance in a victory over Greenville 5-0.Everett also had 1 hit and 1 rbi. Also leading the way for IPC were with 1 hit Justin Nygun,Stephen Olszewski,Christopher Warren, and Justin Caguitta. Mike Torillo,Melvin Saladua and Jacob Ladignon chipped in with 1 RBI each. IPC is 2-0.College LL cover Society Hill,Country Village,Port Liberte, and Greenville.

EVERETT 2 RUN BLASTS PUTS IPC AT 3-0 Mark Everett went 2 for 2 with a 2 run homerun,and double and 3 RBI’s. Justin Caguitla went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Chris Warren came on in relief to earn the win for IPC who is 3-0.IPC was trailing in the bottom of the fourt when they exploded for a 5 run rally started by Brandan Warren.

DEAD SERIOUS MAJOR BOYS OPENS WITH VICTORY OVER IPC Justin Davis led the team with 10 strikeouts, while faraj Deodat went 3 for 4,and Brandon Crawford stroked a triple and 2 RBI’s for a 6-3 victory.

DEAD SERIOUS MAJOR BOYS  GET 2ND VICTORY  Tyler O’Connor pitched Dead Serious Major boys to their 2nd victory and also had a homerun.Maurice Acuna, and Julian Alicia made numerous defensive gems to preserve the victory for Dead Serious

Source: Joe Olszewski


New Jersey Golden Gloves Announces 2012 Tournament Schedule

River View Observer “Best Pick “Boxing in 2012”
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Newark Prudential Center to Host Boxing Match on April 7th at AmeriHealth Pavilion
 New Jersey Golden Gloves has announced its tournament schedule for the 2012 amateur boxing championship, including one show in Bergen County.
More than 200 boxers between the ages of 17 and 34 will compete in nine preliminary bouts throughout the state, beginning Friday, Feb. 24 at Brick Township High School. The winners will advance to the state finals, to be held Saturday, April 7 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Dan Doyle, president of New Jersey Golden Gloves, said this year marks the first time in the franchise’s history that the finals are to be held in such a large venue.
“We are so excited to be holding our 2012 Tournament of Champions in the Prudential Center, giving our amateur boxers a chance to box in a large arena much like the pros,” Doyle, of Long Branch, said. “We hope the public will come out and support these athletes. They have dedicated at least the better part of a year to training for this prestigious tournament.”
Boxing Gloves photo:Source

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Newark Bears Sign Two New Coaches- Ralph Citarella and Ken “Obie” Oberkfell

A native of New Jersey and former Major League pitcher of Saint Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox, Ralph Citarella joins the new Newark Bears Professional Team as their pitching coach for the 2012 season. Mr. Citarella has already begun to train and assist the Bears with player development and is preparing for spring tryouts in April.

Ken “Obie” Oberkfell, former 2011 Bench Coach for the New York Mets, will be joining the New Newark Bears Professional Baseball Team coaching staff for their 2012 season. Obie played in the Major Leagues for 16 years. He played on the 1982 World Series Championship for St. Louis Cardinals. In 2005, he was awarded Manager of the year by Baseball America.

Citerella and Oberkfell will be making their first appearance during the Bears annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 18th at the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium located at 450 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

For more information contact the Newark Bears office at 973-848-1000 or send an email to [email protected]. You can also learn more by visiting


MSG varsity’s all metro FOOTBALL TEAM announced ON “A QUICK: 60”

National #1 Don Bosco (NJ) Prep Leads All Schools with Five Honorees;

Saddle Brook HS Senior Tyler Vitiello Receives Courage Award;

Shawn O’Connor, Lincoln (NYC) Named Coach of the Year;

Vin Ascolese, North Bergen Receives Lifetime Achievement in Coaching

BETHPAGE, N.Y., December 20, 2011 –– MSG Varsity and The National Football Foundation this evening announced the second annual MSG Varsity All Metro Team, comprised of 25 standout tri-state area high school football players. Selected by the network’s panel of football experts from hundreds of tri-state area high schools, the honors were revealed live on MSG Varsity’s “A Quick :60,” Cablevision’s iO TV Channel 14 at 8:00 p.m. The broadcast also showcased the first ever Courage Award, the Coach of the Year and Lifetime Achievement in Coaching awards, while second team and honorable mentions are available on

For the second year in a row, five players from Don Bosco Prep of Ramsey, NJ—ranked number one nationally and in MSG Varsity’s Tri-State Top 25—received first team honors, including senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo; senior defensive linemen Darius Hamilton and Mike Strizak; senior defensive back Kyle Sakowski; and sophomore running back Jabrill Peppers. Old Tappan’s quarterback Devin Fuller, Bergen Catholic’s wide receiver John Tsimis, running back Dalton Crossan of Sachem North and William Floyd’s Stacey Bedell also received first team honors.

Continue reading MSG varsity’s all metro FOOTBALL TEAM announced ON “A QUICK: 60”

Boxing Legend Chuck Wepner “The Real Rocky” interview with Sally Deering of the River View Observer

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The Real “Rocky”

  Bayonne Boxing Champ Chuck Wepner – the real Rocky Balboa – Star of ESPN Documentary

 By Sally Deering

In this photo Chuck Wepner poses in front of a photo of his 1975 match with Muhammad Ali at the recent pre -screening at the Philadelphia Film Festival for his documentary "The Real Rocky."

At 72, Chuck Wepner of Bayonne stands 6’5”, weighs 250 lbs, has biceps like ropes of steel, and looks like he can still go a few rounds in the ring – even though it’s been 36 years since his match with Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight title.

In 1975, Wepner boxed 15 rounds with Ali and lost with a broken nose, cuts over his eyes and a bruised ego. But what the Bayonne boxer didn’t know was that an unknown named Sylvester Stallone was watching the fight on his TV set and three days later would write “Rocky” based on underdog Wepner. The film became a major hit in 1976 winning three Academy Awards and earning Stallone fame and fortune. Yo! Let’s not forget the sequels, too.

On Tues, Oct 25 at 8 p.m., “The Real Rocky” a documentary about Wepner’s life as a championship boxer and the story behind his bout with Ali airs on ESPN. (It also airs Wed, Oct 26 at 11 p.m. and Sat, Nov. 26 at 7:30 a.m. on ESPN2.)  And a film based on Wepner’s amazing story is in pre-production and will star Liev Schreiber as Wepner.

The one-hour documentary is directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, an award-winning director whose feature film “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” won top documentary directing honors at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.  On, Feuerzeig, who grew up in New Jersey, explained his inspiration for making the Wepner documentary.

“ I’ve been a Chuck Wepner fan ever since 1975, when I was 10 years old and my father took my brother and me to Sports Night at the Raritan High School gymnasium in Hazlet to see Chuck, aka ‘The Bayonne Bleeder,’ just months before he was set to go up against Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title,” Feuerzeig told ESPN. “There were no figures who loomed larger in this 10 year-old’s imagination than Evel Knievel, Andre the Giant and, especially, Muhammad Ali – “The Greatest” – and here was a 6-foot-5 behemoth (Wepner) in a full-length fur coat…and ridiculous amount of jewelry leading us in a chant of ‘Who’s gonna beat Ali? WEPNER!’ And in that instant, Chuck Wepner became a real-life mythological figure — as real to me as the Jersey Devil that haunted the local Pine Barrens.” Continue reading Boxing Legend Chuck Wepner “The Real Rocky” interview with Sally Deering of the River View Observer