The Montclair Times from Montclair, New Jersey on June 14, 1984 · 24
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Thursday, June 14, 1984
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Page S8 THE MONTCLAIR TIMES (NJ.), THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1984 1 " . V rr - JX li . I '-fBrfr, WE'RE NO.l MKA's Julio Dolorico and Jason Bernstein celebrate their second doubles victory as well as the Cougars' 4-1 team triumph over Princeton in the state all-groups championship at Princeton University, Thursday. (Photo by W.L. Bill Allen, Jr.) MKA Netmen Win All-Groups Title Unbeaten Mark Pineda (30-0) fought back to defeat a heat-stricken Mark Leschly, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0, in an exciting second singles battle as Montclair Kimberley Academy won two important 3-set matches en route to a 4-1 team victory over Princeton in the state all-groups championship at Princeton University, Thursday. Pineda was joined by his first doubles temmates Danny Kwiat and Bill Stone, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 winners over Rob Dunham and Mike Elliot as big 3-set victors for MKA. Mark Leschly suffered his first loss of the season to Pineda while brother Jacob Leschly defeated the Cougars' Seth Antiles, 6-2, 6-1, atlirst singles. MKA (24-1), the top-ranked team in the Star-Ledger Tennis Top 20 all season longi had previously won the state parochial title before taking its first all-groups championship. Other wins for MKA against Princeton included James Goldman's 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Bruce Ellis in third singles and Julio Dolorico and Jason Bernstein combined for a 6-1, 64 victory over Matthew Mack and Bret Van de Bovenkamp in second doubles. Pineda and Mark Leschly were of course both effected by the extreme heat and humidty on the outdoor Princeton University courts, but Pineda managed to come up with the stronger play toward the end of the match in a 3-hour marathon at second singles. Pineda started the third set with a service break and then took the next five games en route to his comeback win. Kwiat and Stone bounced back from a less than awesome Start to win the final six games of the third . set, keeping the ball in play as they usually do. Goldman, utilizing his strong backhand and low shots, defated Ellis, a tough opponent coming off impressive outings in wins over his Westfield and Holmdel opponents in earlier state tournament play. Bernstein and Dolorico were down 0-3 in the second set of their second doubles match with Mack and Van de Bovenkamp, but rallied for a straight set victory.' For Antiles, Pineda and Goldman, the all-groups title was especially sweet since the trio had played four years of varsity tennis at the Academy, steadilly improving each season. Goldman, who is heading to Tufts University, finished his senior season with a very formidable 26-2 record. Antiles, who faced some of the best competition on the East Coast at first singles, was the 1984 state prep schoolboy champion. MKA also won the Newark Academy Invitational and Essex County Tournament team titles this season in what truly has to be a memorable campaign for the entire squad and head coach Robert Hem-meter. ft-.. -i, Mounties' Conditioning Factor In State Lacrosse Championship -. BY STEVE TOBER . Conditioning is a big part of any successful lacrosse team, especially when the hot and humid weather " pervades over the early ; June state tournament contests. Obviously benefitting from its endurance and depth, especially at mid-field, Montclair High's lacrosse team won its sixth New Jersey State In-terschoiastic Athletic Association championship, 12-6, over top-seeded Bridgewater-East, Saturday afternoon, at Tatlock Field in Summit. Hundreds of fans from both schools braved the 90 degree temperatures and relentless sun, but the Mountie laxmen (16-2) seemed to stay strong throughout the 40-minute ball game. "I think the bottom line was that we were in better shape than they were," said MHS head coach Dean Witty, who gained his first state title -6s a varsity mentor in only his second year as the head man. MHS' first midfield of Mark Woods, Chip Casto and Brendan McCarty had their usual outstanding afternoon, scooping up 15 ground balls. But it was the second midfield, a steadilly improving unit, which really stood up as well under the heat and provided some needed scoring. Lyle Shirley, who tied the game, 4-4, with a beautiful over the head shot, from 20 yards out with 6:48 to go in the third quarter, also fired another goal in with 4:58 left in the contest to put MHS up 9-4, virtually shutting the door on Bridgewater-East (13-3). Jorge Urquijo, C.J. Miller and Shirley all had superb games both of- ALL-GROUP CHAMPS-Montclalr Kimberley Academy'i tennis team won the state all-groups championship Thursday with 4-1 win over Princeton High School In a match played at Princeton University. From left, are team members, front rew: James Goldman, third singles; Jason Bernstein, second doublet and Mark Pineda, second ingles. Standing: Danny Kwiat, first doublet; Seth Antliet, first singles; Bob Hemmetter, head coach; BUI Stone, first doubles and Julio Dolorico, second double. ... -. (Photo by Sat Tsufura-SporUfollol Lacrosse , Camp Set ' Doug ' Alsofrom and Pete von Hoffman are ruaniig a co-ed lacrosse camp at Montclair Kimberley Academy, June 2S-29, 6:15 to 8:30 P.M., for all Interested fifth through ninth graders. For further information, call Doug at 743-4898, Pete, at 783-7556 or the MKA office during the day at 746-9800. Theobald Places Sixth lmmacualte'f senior track standout Paul Theobald threw the shot put 52-feet, 3-lnchcs to place sixth in the Meet of Champions last Wednesday at South . Plalnficld High School. It was the highest place ever by an 1C trackman in the all-group meet. n fensively and defensively at the second midfield. "We worked very hard on conditioning all season and, not kidding or anything, we did a good job of keeping our players iced down," said Witty. ' Montclair, which reached the final by virtue of an 8-7 win over.. Delbarton and a 9-6 victory over Columbia, should now have a lock on th? No. 1 ranking in the Star-Ledger Lacrosse Top 10. The ' Mounties defeated both Lawrenceville and the Cougars (the Coaches' Tournament champion) and won their last seven games. "I think we deserve to be No. 1," said Witty. ' I'm very proud of our guys, with the heat and all we could have folded, but we didn't." Bridgewater, which defeated Westfield, 10-7, and Clark, 10-5, to reach the NJSIAA final, looked like it might pull away early from Montclair, taking a 4-2 halftime lead. But thanks to some splendid goal: tending by Bryan Eng (15 saves) and a torrid second half streak (eight straight goals before Bridgewater scored in the fourth quarter ), Montclair had its first state title since 1980. "We started to connect on our chances (in the second half)," said Witty. "We didn't say a whole lot at halftime except that we had 20 minutes left in the entire season and for some of the kids (the 22 seniors) their entire high school career." - Jim Schmitt, who along with attackman mate Tommy Walther, passed the ball with great accuracy, got the second half ' rolling for Montclair with a goal just over 2:00 into the quarter to cut t 71 -- CHAMPS Montclair High's lacrosse team is a happy bunch as the final seconds have elapsed in Saturday's state championship 12-6 victory over Bridgewater-East. K (Photo by W.L. Bill Allen, Jr. ) Bridgewater 's lead to 4-3. McCarty passed for the score. Shirley, Doug Short, Casto and Walther followed with goals to make it 7-4 at the end of three. The pinpoint passing of the Schmitt-Walther combination was in no better evidence than on the seventh Mountie goal with 25 seconds left in the period. On a three on one break, Schmitt calmly but quickly fed Walther on his left and the latter simply fired the ball past the Bridgewater goalie. "Walther and Schmitt have just been outstanding all season," said Witty. "But the other two kids have also come on very strong." The coach was referring . to Short and Mark Schif-fenhaus, the former who Wells Wins 100-Meters In Meet Of Champions scored his share of goals over the second half of the season, and the litter, who provided strong work, picking up loose balls. The defense, led by Jeff Senior, Dennis O'Hare, Adam Rodell and Tom Kelleher, provided some good backline strength in front of Eng, especially in the second half. For Eng, it may have been one of his finest performances, not just because of the 15 saves, many of which were key in keeping MHS in the ball game in the first half. "Bryan cleared the ball well and showed patience in doing it," said Witty. "Dick Rizk (the former Boonton coach who now heads the Stanford program) said he thought Eng got rid of the ball as fast as anyone he's seen, getting that pitch cleared out, and l.KAI'INU Montclair High's Chip Canto leap In the air while getting off snot la Saturday's stale tournament final Mountie victory. (Photo by WL, mil Allen, Jr.) Brandy Wells may have had his bid for a double win dashed by Dave Jackson of Camden-Wilson in the 200-meter dash, out the ' Montclair High senior still had his moment of victory, capturing the 100-meters in 10.6 during last Wednesday's Meet of Champions at South Plain-Held. Wells, the 6-foot, ISO-pounder heading to Notre Dame for track and football, did not have to worry about Edgewood's Dennis Mitchell, who edged him in both the 100 and 200 at the Group 4 championships. June 2. Mitchell limited himself to the 400 at the Meet of Champions, which he won In a record 46.S. Jackson ran a 21.2 in the 200 on the fast South Plain-. field track, edging Wells -by three-tenths of a second- ... Montclair had other ex- ceptional performances in the final New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association track and field meet of the season. Charles Coburn, who ha been coming on like gang busier the last few weeks in the hurdle events, finished second in the Meet of Champions in the 400-meter intermediate with a 63.3. Teammate David Jones wa third in 63 4. Bruce Berry of West Orange won the event In 52.5. Junes placed fourth in the 110-meter high with a 14.2 Chrl Abram of Franklin won the event with a 14 0. Other outstanding new concerning Montclair High luperb 1984 track season came recently In u Herald-News, which named Mountie head coarh Ray Splvi-y as II Area Coach-ot the-Year. Spivey. who took our the Montclair head couching job in 1971, led the 1984 squad 'to the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League ' crown, both the. Essex County Relay and regular Meet onampionships and the North Jersey, Section . 2, Group 4 state title. His relay team of Cobum, Anthony Swan, Jones and Well ran a 3:16.0 to set i sectional record and a 41.3 kln the 4X100 relay to win the Penn Relays in April. . The Penn victory was the .first victory by an American team in the event since 1978. -y Spivey also had outstan-ding hurdlers and jumpers this season, . led by Jones and Coburn. i Jones long jumped 23-IV In the state for a school-record. Wayne Washington' high jumped 6-4 in the -slate sectionals. John Mead did 6-2. Constantine Charoglu's 4:29 won the mile In the county meet. The weight event were led by shot . putter and discus combo John Cuozzo and Kyle Choice. Spivey, a 1956 graduate of MHS, was an outstanding hurdler himself during ' his Mountie track and field days. - He was assisted this season by Barry Harmon, Bill Murray and Mike Randall. The fine Mountie coaching staff, spearheaded by Ray Spivey, certainly did a superb job. First Team All-Area selections by the Herald-News included Wells in the 100, Jones In the intermediate hurdles and the foursome of Cobum, Swan, Jones and Wells in the 1,600-meter relay. . Wells was a Second Team choice in the 200 while Jones made the Second Team in both the high hurdles and long jump. Third Team choices included Swan in the 200, Coburn in the high hurdles and Washington in the high Jump. Honorable Mention went to Charoglu in the 1.600, Cobum in the long jump and Mead in the high jump. Starlett Gymnastics Complete Year The Montclair "Y" Starlett Gymnastic Teams finished their season with an outstanding record. The A team scored 50, and the B-U'om, which consisted of all new members, (trashed with a 2-3 record. The B-leam went to the New Jersey YMCA C IMvt-sion Championship at the Madison YMCA and placed S places out of I. They posted thrlr higlirst score all season. This tram showed great Improvement throughout the year and the girl really pulled together to do an ouMantt-ln( Job at championship Outstanding prrtormanrra by Sonja Cole, Michelle Dick has seen a lot of good goal tenders over the years." Montclair did what it had to do in proving itself after not receiving the wild card bid in the Coaches' Tournament. Delbarton had beaten Columbia, the one common opponent among seven contenders for that fourth wild card spot and got the nod in the Coaches' field. But by beating Delbarton, albiet a close contest after a 2-week layoff for MHS, and then defeating Columbia, both in the states, has to be a boost for the Montclair program. Chris Johnson and Kevin Martin again provided strong support in the coaching duties for Witty and C.J.'s jayvees won a second straight state title, going undefeated. "Kevin and C.J. were just super all season," stated Witty. "They really see things out there I sometimes don't see. They're very valuable." Witty also cited the work of his freshman coach Dennis Sayer arid his varsity trainor Tommy Clifford. "Tommy helps in so many ways and not just necessarily as a trainer," said. Witty. "He doesn't say a lot during the games unless he feels he has something to offer and I make sure I listen," said Witty. As far as next season is concerned, the Mountie head coach will take a wait and see attitude. "It should be interesting and I'm already looking forward to it," said Witty, who will inherit the undefeated state championship jayvee team to go with a handful of varsity players off the 1984 varsity champs. LAXMEN LINGO-Sever- al Mounties plan to move into the college ranks this Fall including Eng, McCarty and Woods to the -University of Vermont: Walther to Bucknell; Casto to Hobart ; Shirley to Wake Forest: Miller to Roanoke (to join former Mountie Billy Pilat): Urquijo to Washington & Lee: Senior to Lehigh: Kelleher to Kean. Short to Salisbury State, and Schiffenhaus to Dennison. O'Hare is planning on attending prep school at Kimbel Union Prep (Conn. )... Peter Waus and Charles Henry had late goals against Bridgewater... Chris Johnson did make an adjustment on a ride in the second half, thinking that if MHS dropped a riding attackman back a bit it may make it more confusing for Bridgewater, which it did.. .Bridgewater outshot MHS, 16-7, in the first half... The six state titles for MHS have come in 1984 (under Witty), 1980 (under Houston Webber) and 1978, 77, 75 and 74 (under Gil Gibbs). Gibbs won six Coaches' Tournament crowns as well. He also won three double titles (1975, 77 and 78), a feat duplicated by Bruce DeMaio's Summit teams of 1981 (which beat Montclair in both finals) and 83.. .The 16 wins by the 1984 Mounties are the most wins by an MHS lacrosse team since the 18-1 Gibbs team of 1978. The 1980 state champs finished 14-3.. .The last undefeated Montclair team was the 1977 squad which went 20-0 and of course swept both titles, a feat duplicated the next year as well. The Mounties had a 31-game winning streak between 1977 and 1978. Only Suf-fern, N.Y., which bested the locals, 13-5, had a win over Montclair in those two seasons. 9 i tit 9 v-i GETS SHOT OFF - Montclair High middle Chip Casto (middle) get off shot despite pressure from both sides by Bridgewater-East players. r , (Photo by W L. Bill Allen, Jr.) B-League C.B.D.'sTo Face WNBC Radio Slammers Brontlcy, and Jennifer Sambo, who placed in the top I on several event. -The A team YMCA B-Division Championship were held at Somerset Val- ' ley YMCA where the tram placed 6th out of 10 team. This team posted their second highest score of the year. Outstanding performances by Amy Pax, placed 3rd on Uneven bar and 6th on Vaulting, Laura Fug placing 6th on hnlaiire brain, and Shiiwn ThurUxi placed 5th on Vaulting and eth on balance beam in (heir respected age group. The Montclair C.B.D.'a of the Recreation Department B-League men's soflball program, will take on the WNBC Radio Grand Slammers, 7:30 tonight at Montclair State . College in a benefit for the Montclair Main Street Project. The C.B.D. tuned up' for tonight battle with a big 10-7 B-League victory over the Pilgrim State Bank Therapists last weekend. Mark Friedman and Jim Stlcner hit back to back home runs in the fourth inning to lend lite . offensive assault, Mike Andrea again went 3 fix 3. In other Men B-Lcaguc Softball action. Glen Kidge defeated Boni-lll Insurance. 121. the Ntontrlair K edged Iracl Insurance, 10 8, in extra Inning and Micro Instrument upset Itculingi-r' Unrlea, . C I) I) i. which i In a three-way lie lor rtemnd pi jcc at 4 2 with Micro arid Heidi tiger', one guiiirt-e-hlnd 51 Glen Kulge, rode excellent defense to go along with its hitting in the win over the Therapists. Terry Clarken, the shorstop and "Mighty" Al Young, the left fielder, were outstanding, helping back the pitching of winning hurler Larry Olive. Micro moved into the three-way tie with Rcidinger's and C.B.D.1 by defeating the Uncle in a very exciting ball game. Micro was led by Greg Hrini" three hit while , Ralph Amedls, Len Torn) and Bob Piziutl all had two hits apiece. The Uncle were paced by two hit each from Billy Kennedy", Dick Kusso and Bill Cos-grove along with the home run hitting of Pat Arace. win also had two single. Rod Blessing picked up the mound win for Micro. The Father' Day schedule Includes: Glen Kidge vh C B D, a, 9 A M at Nlaluuinc: Pilgrim Stale vi Iracl. 10 10 at Nivhuanc: the K vs. Mi cro, 9 A.M. at Mountainside, and Reidinger's vs. Bonelli, 10:30 A.M., also at Mountainside. - (aniwat CHOI IMcM Ki Pilgrim Bowl 81's Roll In Weil Play The Montclair 81 s improved to It 2 on the season with a 18-2 romp over the Budweiser belle in the final of the Carol Weil Memorial women aoft-ball tournament in Allen-town, Pa., Sunday. Cheryl lainnonc, the veteran catcher, and Karen Allen, the rookie outfielder, earh had four hit, lainnonc also drove In four run while Allen had a double, triple and two stolen bane. Winning pitcher Sissy Butler allowed Just four run in 21 Innings of tournament play

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