Thursday, June 13, 2013
The team finished the season 19-7.
The James Caldwell High School baseball team finished the season strong and eared a share of the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division title. The varsity team won its final two games of the season, finishing 19-7, to win the conference title for the second year in a row. This year they shared the title with Newark Academy. “Over the past two seasons, our varsity and junior varsity teams have a combined record of 78-17, which is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Head Coach Tom Lamont. “I am very proud that our players won two games on the road, immediately following a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs to Parsippany,” Lamont added. “We had to face one of the county’s premier pitchers, Matt Ratner of Newark …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Chiefs baseball advances in county tournament.
The James Caldwell High School baseball team advanced to the Essex County Tournament quarterfinals after a 7-6 win against Columbia Saturday at home. The Chiefs host Nutley on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
New committee formed to induct a Class of 2014.
Members of the James Caldwell Athletic Hall of Fame include the high school’s longtime athletic director and an Olympic gold medalist. But the last time anyone was inducted was 1997. That is about to change thanks to a newly formed committee, which plans to resurrect the Hall of Fame and announce a Class of 2014 later this year. Tom Caravela, a lifelong resident of West Caldwell, has been selected to chair the 2014 James Caldwell High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Caravela was a standout football player and wrestler for the Chiefs. After graduating from James Caldwell in 1986, he went on to wrestle for Rutgers University. When Caravela learned recently that an induction had not been made in 16 years, he said, “That’s too long. …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Local athletes attend one of the longest running and best attended meets in the world.
The Mount Saint Dominic Academy track team is competing in The Penn Relays, starting Thursday in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meets, school officials announced. This is the fourth consecutive year that The Mount, located in Caldwell, has participated in the prestigious event in Philadelphia. The Penn Relays dates back to 1895 and is one of the longest running and best attended meets in the world. According to the Penn Relays website:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
College Football Hall of Famer Donald McPherson and John Gallucci, Jr., medical coordinator for Major League Soccer will discuss education and athletics.
Wednesday, April 17
College football Hall of Famer Donald McPherson and John Gallucci, Jr., the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer, will speak about athletics and education at James Caldwell High School on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. McPherson and Galluci were invited by James Caldwell High School Athletics and the Caldwell Gridiron Club to speak at this free event, which is open to the public. McPherson, a member of the class of 2008 College Football Hall of Fame, will speak about maintaining academic performance, dealing with the media and coaches, addressing alcohol and other drugs, recruiting student athletes and social networking sites. He has lectured across North America, appeared on national television news and the Oprah Winfrey Show and …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
James Caldwell High School freshman Dean Caravela surpasses father's record set in 1986, as well as 2004 school record.
Breaking a school record is one way to make your parents proud. But what happens when that record was formerly held by your dad? James Caldwell High School wrestler Dean Caravela achieved 35 wins his freshman year, the most in a single season in the program’s history. It’s a record his father Tom Caravela set in 1986, when he went 29-3 as a senior grappler with the Chiefs. The record was challenged by Blake Maffei, Mike Kwapniewski and Steve Martell, the latter who went 33-0 in his 2004 state championship season. Asked this week if he feels badly about surpassing his dad’s record, the 14-year-old with dark cropped hair and a big smile which reveals his braces, shook his head, looked at his father and said, “No.” Tom responded, “I’ll tell …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Day 1 highlights from 2013 State Wrestling Tournament.
- On NJ.com
Monday, March 11
Friday, March 8, 2013
Local grapplers competing in 2013 NJSIAA State Wrestling Tournament.
One James Caldwell High School and two West Essex Regional High School wrestlers are on their way to Atlantic City Friday to compete in the NJSIAA State Wrestling Tournament this weekend. Freshman Dean Caravela will wrestle at 106 lbs. for the Chiefs. Caravela is 31-3 this season. He placed 1st in the Bloomfield and 13th District tournaments and 2nd in the Caldwell, Region 4 and Essex County tournaments, according to coach Gary Garamella. West Essex wrestlers Carlo Zazzara and Mike Marotti, both seniors, will represent the Knights in the state tournament. Zazzara is 23-0 and competes at 152 lbs. and Marotti recently captured the Region 4 Championship in West Orange at the 145 lb. weight class. The competition begins Friday, March 8, at 5…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Four boys from James Caldwell High School heading to Gloucester Institute of Technology to compete against top swimmers in the state.
Wednesday, February 27
Four boys from the Swimming Chiefs will represent James Caldwell High School at the New Jersey High School Meet of Champions on Saturday, March 2 at Gloucester Institute of Technology. Junior David Burton will swim two individual events, the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Junior Danny McCarthy will swim one individual, the 50 freestyle. Burton and McCarthy will join senior Jon Krippahne and junior Andrew Canavan to swim the 200-freestyle relay. The foursome broke the school’s 12-year-old record in the 200-freestyle relay this season. The four swimmers will also compete in the 200-medley relay.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Knights David Greczek and Brianna Panico to play soccer at college level in the fall.
Monday, February 25
Four West Essex Regional High School athletes have signed letters of intent to play college-level sports in the fall.