Exceptions: Collegiate level and professional teams.
November 30, 2020
TRENTON-ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy announced in the COVID-19 Press Confrence and via Facebook that youth and adult sports are being place on full pause from December 5th to January 2, 2021. See below as we wait for further direction and a release from the Governor’s Office with an Executive Order that should be available later today. Those items will be added to this story when available. Also the NJSIAA headquartered in Robbinsville has released a statement via social media.
Governor Phil Murphy: “All indoor youth and adult sports are being placed on a full pause – effective 6:00 AM on December 5th through January 2nd, 2021.We’re seeing outbreaks related to indoor sports, and this will help slow the spread. Only exceptions: collegiate-level and professional teams.”
Medium and High Risk Sports Can Resume Under 25% Capacity Limit
October 12, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 187, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in indoor settings for organized sports defined as “medium risk” and “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.” The order encompasses sports including hockey, basketball, cheerleading, group dance, rugby, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling. Governor Murphy previously signed Executive Orders No. 149 and 168, which permitted the resumption of outdoor sports activities, “low risk” practices and competitions in indoor settings, and non-contact indoor practices for “medium risk” and “high risk” sports.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for our student-athletes, support staff, and school communities,” said Governor Murphy. “After consulting stakeholders and medical experts, we have concluded that, with proper public health and safety protocols in place, indoor sports may now resume in a way that protects players, coaches, and staff.”
All indoor practices and competitions are limited to 25% of the capacity of the room, but not more than 25 or less than 10 persons. However, if the number of individuals who are necessary for practice or competition, such as players, coaches, and referees, exceeds 25, the practice or competition may proceed if no unnecessary individuals such as spectators are present. Even if this exception applies, the number of individuals at the practice or competition cannot exceed 25% of the capacity of the room, and such limit cannot exceed 150 persons.
Facilities and participants must abide by a number of health and safety protocols outlined in the Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities,” such as screenings for athletes, coaches, and staff; limitations on equipment sharing; and requirements for disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and equipment.
Additionally, sports under the oversight of either the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association or the NCAA must continue to abide by those associations’ rules. All sporting activities must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders.
The order will take effect immediately.
For a copy of Executive Order No. 187, please click here.
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Some sports had the weekend off so here is a flash back to December 29, 1988, almost 32 years ago. Allentown HS held what appeared to be at least a dual wrestling meet at home. No IDs on the photos but there were enough negatives from this match to put a gallery together.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Steinert wresting team held their Senior Day at a tri meet at home today. During the first meet Steinert won their match against West Windsor Plainsboro South with a team score of 45-19, individual scores below:
132lbs. Steinert: Anthony Verdi (w: Pin 1:00) WWPS: Jason Carrol 138lbs. Steinert: Dan Fernandez WWPS: Paranav Anil (w ) 145lbs. Steinert: Josh Muller WWPS: Alex Yu (w ) 152lbs. Steinert: Dennis Divilla (w: Pin 1:50) WWPS: Rocco Valentine 160lbs. Steinert: Dante Hawkins (w: Pin 0:24) WWPS: Shyam Kumar 170lbs. Steinert: FFT WWPS: Murali Thirumalai (w ) 182lbs. Steinert: Clayton Resch WWPS: Ireayo Kuku (w: Pin 1:42) 195lbs. Steinert: Will Laster (w: Pin 0:59) WWPS: Franco Valentiene 220lbs. Steinert: Yousef Yaakoub WWPS: FFT 285lbs. Steinert: Larry Premah (w ) WWPS: FFT 106lbs. Steinert: Anthony Lapiana WWPS: FFT 113lbs. Steinert: FFT WWPS: FFT 120lbs. Steinert: FFT WWPS: FFT 126lbs. Steinert: Matthew Ancelc WWPS: Mikey Eltvedt
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)—Back in December Joey Lamparelli broke the Allentown High School record for most wrestling wins with 118 wins. Today at the Mercer County Wrestling Tournament Lamparelli broke the CVC-Colonial Valley Conference, Mercer County all-time wins record with 146 wins so far in his career. In the past four years of high school wrestling Joey has only had ten losses in his career, currently sitting at 146-10. Joey is 30-0 for this season and is a four-time champ of the Mercer County Wrestling Tournament. Lamparelli is also a two-time Region Champ and three-time district champion and a three-time Atlantic City tournament qualifier.
Joey Lamparelli was also given the Mercer County Tournament Association 2020 Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at the end of the tournament.
When asked how it feels to be the most winningest wrestler in the CVC, Joey said, “It feels surreal, all the hard work I’ve put in over the years shows to have paid off and I couldn’t be happier”
Joey stated that he feels good about the rest of the season and feels good about it. “I’ve been close the last two years but I really feel this year is my year to break thorough.” Joey said.
In preparation for the rest of the season Joey stated he will continue to prep for post season by doing the right things and just continuing to perfect his craft.
Joey says his college decision is between the Coast Guard Academy or Muhlenberg College and would continue to wrestle in college. After the season Joey will still be wrestling at clubs and getting ready to wrestle at the next level.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Wrestling Tournament was held today at Robbinsville High School. Joey Lamparelli (Allentown) received the 2020 Most Outstanding Wrestler award. (more to follow on Joey). Hopewell Valley High School was first place team.
Individual Results 1st through 6th:
1st Place – Shailen Savur of Robbinsville
2nd Place – Robert Fattore of Hightstown
3rd Place – Nicholas Ricigliano of Steinert
4th Place – Chloë Ayres of Princeton
5th Place – Kyle Doherty of Hopewell Valley
6th Place – Johnae Drumright of Trenton Central
1st Place – Sudesh Gurung of Nottingham
2nd Place – Christian Micikas of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Cory Stallworth of Trenton Central
4th Place – Martin Brophy of Princeton
5th Place – Aiden Weil of Robbinsville
6th Place – Rommel Mendez of Lawrence
1st Place – Joey Lamparelli of Allentown
2nd Place – Jacob Venezia of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Dylan Cifrodelli of Robbinsville
4th Place – Joseph Obst of Hightstown
5th Place – Silvia Aparicio of Hamilton West
6th Place – Gavin White of Notre Dame
1st Place – Drake Torrington of Robbinsville
2nd Place – Allen Lopez of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Anthony Verdi of Steinert
4th Place – Giovanni Morina of Hightstown
5th Place – Kolin O`Grady of Allentown
6th Place – Bakhtiyar Bajwa of Lawrence
1st Place – Kether Thornton of Hightstown
2nd Place – chris Sockler of Princeton
3rd Place – Cole Cifrodelli of Robbinsville
4th Place – Joe Vannozzi of Hopewell Valley
5th Place – Alexander Samayoa of Ewing
6th Place – David Aboasu of Nottingham
1st Place – Aaron Munford of Princeton
2nd Place – Alejandro Lopez of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Mason Louderback of Notre Dame
4th Place – Isaiah Lederman of Robbinsville
5th Place – Reece Schenck of Lawrence
6th Place – Isaiah Thornton of Hightstown
1st Place – dominic Riendeau-Krause of Princeton
2nd Place – Careem Frost of Lawrence
3rd Place – Elijah Rodriguez of Hightstown
4th Place – Owen Weigle of Ewing
5th Place – Andrew Nixon of Hamilton West
6th Place – Jeremy Murray of Robbinsville
1st Place – james romaine of Princeton
2nd Place – Matt Paglia of Allentown
3rd Place – Sean Mills of Lawrence
4th Place – Brian Zeglarski of Hopewell Valley
5th Place – RJ Stradling of Robbinsville
6th Place – Robert Doss of Hightstown
1st Place – Nicholas Golden of Allentown
2nd Place – Alex Stavrou of Hightstown
3rd Place – Kwanir Edwards of Nottingham
4th Place – Te`amo Nazario of Trenton Central
5th Place – Ben Shevlin of Hopewell Valley
6th Place – matt elsworth of Princeton
1st Place – Ryan Bennett of Hamilton West
2nd Place – Jake Dallarda of Lawrence
3rd Place – Tommy Zovich of West Windsor-Plainsboro North
4th Place – Nicodemus Leaver of Hightstown
5th Place – Gael Vasquez of Hopewell Valley
6th Place – Manuel Roman of Nottingham
1st Place – Josh Beigman of Hopewell Valley
2nd Place – Connor Verga of Lawrence
3rd Place – Paskal Miga of Allentown
4th Place – Dorian Henry of Nottingham
5th Place – Ireayo Kuku of West Windsor-Plainsboro South
6th Place – Clayton Resch of Steinert
1st Place – Chris Stavrou of Hightstown
2nd Place – Brian LaCross of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Timothy Glynn of West Windsor-Plainsboro North
4th Place – Jaylen Bynes of Notre Dame
5th Place – Jayson Williams of Trenton Central
6th Place – Ricardo Cruz of Lawrence
1st Place – Bryan Bonilla of Hightstown
2nd Place – Christian Cacciabaudo of Hopewell Valley
3rd Place – Daniel Schweitzer of Allentown
4th Place – Eric Brown of Trenton Central
5th Place – Jonathan Jupiter of Nottingham
6th Place – Mohamed Abdelatty of Lawrence
1st Place – Brenden Hansen of Hightstown
2nd Place – Matthew Moore of West Windsor-Plainsboro North
HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–The Allentown Redbird wrestling team fell to the Highstown Rams with a final score of 21-52 tonight.
It was Hightstown’s Senior Night and the Rams locked up the Colonial Division Title at the last home meet of the season. The next match ups for most local teams will be at Robbinsville High School this Saturday for the Mercer County Wrestling Tournament.
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)—Allentown High School wrestler Nick Golden reached his 100th career win milestone on Saturday January 25, 2020 at a quad meet in New Brunswick, NJ. Golden is the 5th Allentown High School wrestler to reach the 100-win milestone. The match was against Jazzarell Bull from New Brunswick with a fall at 1:32 of the first period to get the 100.
Nick, 17 years old is a senior and wrestling in the 170-pound weight class and began wrestling in the 5th grade. Currently Golden is 100-26 with 65 pins and so far this season 23-1 and is looking for a strong finish this season.
When asking Nick how he sees the rest of the season he says he is continuing to do the right thing with proper nutrition, wrestling club and spending time in the weight room. He is looking forward to the upcoming county, districts and regions in preparation for the state tournament in Atlantic City.
Next year Nick will wrestling at The College of New Jersey next year and has signed a commitment. Nick’s major at TCNJ will be math and looking for a career as an actuary working for an insurance company or major corporation in the future.
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Allentown High School Redbird wrestling team won their match against Nottingham Northstars tonight with a team score of Allentown 47 Nottingham 26. Individual scores are posted below with a W if they won their match and pin time of the winner.
170 lbs. Allentown: Doug Fusco Nottingham Manuel Raman W
182 lbs. Allentown: Paskal Miga W, Nottingham Dorian Henry
195 lbs. Allentown: Walter Diebel Pin 1:07, Nottingham Naeem Rashid
220 lbs. Allentown: Dan Schweitzer Pin 3:32, Nottingham: Jonathan Jupiter