Today in Sports: Winter Edition

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Today in Sports: Winter Edition

Amanda Vogt and Neil Kiame, Sports Editors

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Athletes give back! Competition cheerleaders from Wayne Hills, Wayne Valley, Wayne PAL, Wayne Boys and Girls Club, and Cheernasium all teamed up to organize a holiday toy drive. The teams collected toys to be delivered to the pediatric ward at Hackensack University Medical Center. The toys were delivered with the help of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department.


Winter Sports 

Competition Cheer – The team took First Place in their Division and First Place overall at the Woodbridge Invitation!

Fencing – Boys won a tight match against the Hornets of Passaic Valley 14-13

Ice Hockey – Wayne Knights managed a 44-29 win last night!

Winter Track & Field – Congratulations to Milica Rodic who won three Gold Medals at the Big North Winter Track and Field Championships. Milica won the long jump, triple jump, and the high jump events for our Indians. Congratulations to Gavin McGarrity who placed third at the Wayne Valley Shot Put and High Jump Invitational. He threw 45’9” in the shot put and broke his own record by over two feet!

Boys Basketball – Wayne Valley beat Ridgewood on 1/11

Girls Basketball – The girls fought hard but eventually succumbed to Montville 

Bowling – Girls Bowling picked up their third win of the year with a 7-0 win over River Dell. The Boys also defeated River Dell 7-0. Congratulations to Marissa Cosentini who signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Nebraska for Bowling. Nebraska is a bowling powerhouse and Marissa is one of the top bowlers in the state who has averaged over 200/game the last two seasons.

Skiing – Both the boys and girls came in third place this past week

Girls Swimming – The Girls won against Fair Lawn.  Swimmer Grace Sendak broke the Passic County 500 Freestyle Record set by alumnus Meaghan O’Donnell at the 2020 Passaic County Swimming Championship! In addition, Girls Swimming won the 400 freestyle relay against Passaic Tech. Grace was also part of the County Championship 400 Freestyle Relay along with Madison Borowinski, Samantha Maybrown, and Emily Valenzuela with a winning time of 3:48.13. Our Girls Team came in 2nd overall and Maddie Borowinski came home with a gold and 3 silver medals.

Boys Swimming – Congratulations to the Boys Swim Team who came in 2nd overall at the 2020 Passaic County Championship. Several of our boys crushed their personal best times and Mike Matthews came home with 4 silver medals for our Indians.

Wrestling – Congratulations to Elijah Lugo who not only won his 100th match in Wrestling this past weekend but also took home the Passaic County Wrestling Championship at 152lbs for the 2nd year in a row! Congratulations to Jordan Botero who won the Passaic County Wrestling Championship at Heavyweight! The other week, Valley dominated our rivals Wayne Hills 45-15 

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