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Page 18 Thursday, February 11, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK

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Devil Swimmers Capture 7th Straight County Girls Title

Nation’s Longest Reign Ends; Raider Boys Defeat Devils

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Berkowitz, then was awarded first with his time of 2:03.86. Blue Devil Mike Smith took second at 2:04.75, Karelus was third at 2:08.45, Chris Swenson was fourth at 2:17.4 and Blue Devil Chris Driscoll finished sixth at 2:20.79.

“It was a tight race until the end when I started to feel a little fatigued,” said Berkowitz of his performance in the Individual Medley. “I didn’t think that I could beat Seth so I tried to just hold onto second place. That was the plan.”

Berkowitz added, “When I found out that he got disqualified for wearing the cap, I was very surprised. I felt sorry for him.”

Berkowitz related the strategy on the 500-freestyle. “The original plan was that Charlie and I were going to give Jay a good race. I had no clue that I was going to come in first. It was tight throughout. We were giving and taking a lot. Toward the end I found out that I had so much energy that I poured it on.”

Berkowitz concluded, “We went into the meet so pumped up and said that we were going to win this thing and we did. Right now, I am still getting over it.”

Wagner also grabbed a first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of :56.17. Devil Mike Smith took third at :57.3. Berkowitz also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:59.06.

Blue Devil Jay Pollack touched second at 5:03, Rowe was third at 5:06.17, Blue Devil Paul Kolterjahn was fourth at 5:19.25 and Steve Swenson placed sixth at 5:30.27.

Speaking about his rivalry with Burstein and his wins, Wagner said, “He is one of my best friends. He is on my club team and we know how each other swim. In the butterfly, I wanted to go for first, but I wanted to make sure that I nailed down the second.”

With reference to his win in the backstroke, Wagner said, “I wanted to take it out fast and hold it as long as I could because I knew that they would catch me if I went out too slow.”

“In the medley, we just wanted to keep it close for Dave. I did not think that it would be that close, however. We needed to win that because that was a pivotal point in the meet.”

Wagner described the feeling. “The meet was better than I expected because it was so exciting. It was so fun because everyone was swimming so fast. When we won, it was such a relief.”

Rowe captured first in the 200yard freestyle at 1:49.18, touching just ahead of Pollack who finished at 1:49.39. Kolterjahn took third at 1:57.23, Blue Devil Devin Power placed fourth at 1:58.65 and Steve Swenson finished sixth at 2:04.37. With a time of 3:24.33, Rowe,

Karelus, Berkowitz and Wagner also won the 400-yard freestyle relay over Blue Devils Kautzman, Pollack, Mike Smith and Burstein who finished second at 3:27.77.

Karelus, known as Pistol, explained his role in his winning relays, when he got his nickname and how he felt about the victory. “I led off in both relays. My freshman year, they started calling me Pistol. Now, that’s all they know me as. It (winning) still hasn’t hit me yet, but it feels great.”

Rowe explained his narrow victory over Pollack in the 200-freestyle. “I always swam against him. Last year, he got me at the counties but I beat him at the state sectionals. It has always been a big rivalry between us. I was pumped right before that race.” Rowe added, “I could see him out of the corner of my eye. That was motivation. I really wanted to beat him. I got the jump on the dive, but he caught me on two of the turns.”

Rowe concluded, “That had to be one of the most amazing meets that I have ever been a part of. It was absolutely incredible how the team came together.”

Chris Swenson also placed first in the 100-yard backstroke at 1:04.79. Blue Devil Matt Vidovich touched second at 1:06.64 followed by Raider Evan Flath at 1:07.12, Blue Devils Matt Cahill at 1:08.38 and Colby Fagin at 1:08.47.

With quite a sense of humor, Swenson pointed out his success with the breaststroke. “It has always been my best stroke. I really don’t have any other strong stroke. (Teammates chuckling in the background). I picked it up when I was young and worked at it. My coach helped me get a lot better at it.”

Swenson added, “It was the best meet I ever swam at in my life. Holding up that county trophy was the best feeling ever.”

With reference to their preparation, Russ explained, “We had a pasta party the night before the meet. We were over at Jeff’s house and went down into the basement and just talked about the meet. When we got to the meet, we gathered the team in a circle, went through the program and talked about what we needed to do to win the meet.”

Russ concluded, “We said that it was going to come down to heart. We had to do it for the team. We had to do it for Mr. (Jim) Powers!”

Raider Coed Swimmers Sink Cranford Cougars, 100-70

PUBLIC NOTICE

SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-7544-98.

DELAWARE SAVINGS BANK, FSB, PLAINTIFF vs. MANUEL LOPES, ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED NOVEMBER 5, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 10TH DAY OF MARCH A.D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $92,369.99. Property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union, State of New Jersey.

Premises commonly known as 616 Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

BEING KNOWN as Lot No. 1116, Block No. 4 on the official Tax Map of the City of Elizabeth.

Dimensions: (approximately) 29.50 feet by 103 feet.

Nearest Cross Street: Thomas Street. There is due approximately the sum of $94,886.34 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FEDERMAN AND PHELAN, Attorneys Suite 505 Sentry Office Plaza 216 Haddon Avenue Westmont, New Jersey 08108 CH-754206 (WL) 4 T 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 & 3/4/99 Fee: $161.16

PUBLIC NOTICE

SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-20533-97.

NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC., PLAINTIFF vs. DENNIS FLORES, ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED NOVEMBER 2, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 10TH DAY OF MARCH A.D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $137,246.84. Property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union, State of New Jersey.

Premises commonly known as 433 Franklin Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

BEING KNOWN as Lot No. 419, Block No. 3 on the official Tax Map of the City of Elizabeth.

Dimensions: (approximately) 25 feet by 100 feet.

Nearest Cross Street: Fifth Street. There is due approximately the sum of $140,893.78 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FEDERMAN AND PHELAN, Attorneys Suite 505 Sentry Office Plaza 216 Haddon Avenue Westmont, New Jersey 08108 CH-754205 (WL) 4 T 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 & 3/4/99 Fee: $161.16

PUBLIC NOTICE

RESOLUTION Of the Zoning Board of Adjustment

Of the Township of Scotch Plains

WHEREAS, the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Scotch Plains will require the services of an attorney during 1999; and

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (NJSA 40A:11-1, et seq.) requires that the Resolution authorizing the award of a contract for professional services without competitive bids be publicly advertised.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Scotch Plains, County of Union, State of New Jersey, that ANTHONY D. RINALDO, JR., an attorney of the State of New Jersey, with offices located at 405 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey, be appointed as Attorney to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the period January 14, 1999 to January 13, 2000.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “professional service” under the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law aforesaid because said services are of such a qualitative nature as will not permit the receipt of competitive bids due to the subjective difference in the work product of such persons and the fact that the ethical requirements of such profession will not permit such bidding.

Linda M. Lies Secretary to the Zoning Board of Adjustment

Township of Scotch Plains 1 T – 2/11/99, The Times Fee: $33.15

Chris Karelus grabbed two individual first place finishes and one team relay first place to help propel the Scotch Plains-Fanwood coed swimming team to a 100-70 victory over the Cougars in Cranford on February 1.

Karelus glided through the water to touch first in the 50-yard freestyle and in the 100-yard freestyle with respective times of :23.98 and :54.84. He teamed with senior Jeff Wagner, Chris Swenson and Charlie Rowe to seize first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:49.78.

Individually, Wagner won the grueling 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 5:17.52. Swenson came in first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:09.07.

Raider senior Steve Berkowitz took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a

time of 1:55.39. Berkowitz combined with Chris Smith, Niel Stender and Dave Russ to capture first in the 200yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.21. Individually, Russ won the 200-yard individual medley at 2:11.5.

Cougars Jackie Feinthel, Chris Feinthel, Jill Kopicki and Brian Krinzman won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:51.62. Chris Feinthel took first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:07.54 and Jackie Whitty touched first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:08.54.

The Raiders improved to 8-0 while the Cougars sank to 8-3. Berkowitz touched first at 2:14.28

in the 200-yard individual medley. Saul was just behind her at 2:14.49. Bassman placed fourth at 2:26.89. Berkowitz also took second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.12 behind Jill Kopicki of Cranford who touched first at 1:10.33. Bartholomew finished fifth in the event at 1:13.36.

“It was a race between Ashley Saul and me,” said Berkowitz of the 200IM. “I knew in the butterfly, that she would have a lead on me. When we went to the backstroke, I pulled ahead. When it got to the breaststroke, I was a little tired. I was feeling the pain, but I knew when it came to the freestyle, I could win because I worked really hard for this.”

Berkowitz added, “I congratulated Ashley. She did very well. It was one of her best times.”

“I was happy with my time in the breaststroke. I wanted to keep up with her,” said Berkowitz of her second-place finish to Kopicki. “I think that she got me on the turns.”

Espinoza aced the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.54 and Romano finished fifth in the event at 1:08.14. Espinoza placed third at 1:00.71 behind Saul who took second at 1:00.15 and Michelle DeFreese of Rahway who won with a time of :59.99.

Fromtling grabbed a third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of :26.86 and Sheffield placed sixth at :27.34. Fromtling also touched fourth in the 100-yard freestyle at :58.56.

Raiders Sheffield, Amanda Koscielecki, Alex Greco and Bassman totaled 1:52.03 to take third

in the 200-yard freestyle relay and Blue Devils Christine Kolnut, Romano, Bartholomew and Schwebel teamed to place fourth at 1:52.25.

Referring to the formidable challenge the Raider girls posed, Blue Devil Head Coach Bev Torok commented, “I knew they would challenge us. We were the top seed and I knew that they were really going to give it a go. They have a number of really quality kids and we were a little short-handed this year. So we were a little nervous about what exactly they had and what we had.”

Every good team forms a strategy before a big meet and Torok explained theirs. “Prior to the meet, I take a look at what is going on in the county. I looked to see how the Raider girls were at the Pirate (Invitational) and how we were at that time. I checked to see what their strengths were and which relays they were going to stack. When we found out were they were stacking, we went head to head with them and it worked.”

Torok added, “We had 13 personalbest times. Chrissy Romano dropped seven seconds in her 500. Ashley Saul moved in the IM from the eighthbest to the third-best time in Westfield history. Our medley relay had their best time of the year. We had a few kids who stepped up and gave us a little better score than we were projected to have.”

Asked if there were ever any traditions when a team wins a major tournament, Torok emphatically said, “Oh yes! That’s a welcome tradition. When you win something big, you get thrown in the water.”

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Scotch Plains held on February 4, 1999, the following decisions of the Board were memorialized:

Granted a Temporary Operating Permit to Eastern Marble & Granite Supply Co., Inc. for permission to install a maximum of two (2) storage containers at the property located at 2353 Beryllium Road (Block No. 6901, Lot No. 23),

Scotch Plains with certain conditions. Granted a variance to Keith and Mary Grabel to permit the extension of the existing deck at the property located at 5 Highlander Drive (Block No. 15304, Lot No. 7), Scotch Plains.

Granted a use variance to

Shackamaxon Golf & Country Club, Inc. in order to permit the installation of an above-ground fuel storage tank at the property located at 1607 Shackamaxon Drive (Block No. 11301, Lot No. 1),

Scotch Plains, in accordance with specifications provided and with certain conditions.

Linda M. Lies Secretary to the Zoning Board of Adjustment

Township of Scotch Plains 1 T – 2/11/99, The Times Fee: $30.60

Area High School Swimming Results:

FEBRUARY 3: UNION 48, KEARNY 46

(Girls) The Farmers proved that they could also plow through the water.

200 medley relay – (U) (Maxwell, Susan Walsh, Susana Sequeira, Andrea Perger) 2:20.5

200 free – Kristine Fabriano (U) 2:23.33 200 IM – Tracy Cwiakala (U) 2:44.14 50 free — Andrea Perger (U) :28.62 100 fly – Amanda Maxwell (U) 1:13.9 100 free – Jen Thomas (U) 1:06.68 500 free – Nicole Ruggeri (K) 7:07 200 free relay – (K) (Erin Finn, Julia Dominguez, Amy Weber, Melissa Szfranski) 2:06

100 back – Ruggeri (K) 1:19.22 100 breast – Courtney Baker (K) 1:31 400 free relay – (U) (Stephanie Perger, Thomas, Liz Wiggins, Andrea Perger) 4:43.5

FEBRUARY 4: MONTVILLE 86, GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON 83

(Girls) 200 medley relay – (M) (Tammy Beck, Katrina Seftel, Mingi Kim, Lisa Terrone), 2:04.36

200 free – (M) Kim, 2:20.2 200 IM – (M) Beck, 2:28.78 50 free – (M) Terrone, :29.28 100 fly – (M) Kim, 1:07.56 100 free — (GL) Karen Bocian, 1:02.98 500 free – (GL) Madeline West, 6:38.15 200 free relay – (M) (Beck, Seftel, Kim, Terrone), 2:20.2

100 back – (M) Beck, 1:07.63 100 breast – (M) Seftel, 1:19.83 400 free relay – (GL) (West, Stephanie Cook, Rupa Sekher, Tara Finley), 4:20.7

(Key Bouts Only) FEBRUARY 1: CRANFORD 42, IRVINGTON 28 103: — Pat Daly (C) p. Ricardo Gonzales, :38 112: — Harold Volcy (I) md. Dan Genovese, 17-7 119: — Greg Brown (C) p. Rasheer Bell, 1:28 125: — Anthony Lawson (I) p. Adam Sylvester, 1:04 130: — Andres Lebron (I) d. Bob Verhoeven, 14-12 135: — Mike Carbone (C) p. Angelo Rivera, 2:38 140: — Florio Hawkins (C) p. Eric Roscoe, 1:40 145: — Greg Donofrio (C) d. Benson Blanc, 10-9 152: — Ricardo Rodriguez (I) d. James Seeman, 7-3 160: — JOHN DONOFRIO (C) p. Hakeem Atkinson, 1:09 171: — Lawan Shamberger (I) p. Andrew Lerner, 5:02 189: — Nafis Baker (I) p. Dave Peist, :43 Hwt: — PAT EKSTROM (C) d. Greg Bartholomew, 8-3

LINDEN 48, NEWARK EAST SIDE 35 125: — Sean O’Connell (L) p. Brian Pereira, 1:23 130: — Rick Bachman (L) p. Luis DosSantos, 3:11 140: — Eric Forstenhauser (L) p. Darwin Nicholas, 3:36 145: — James Wade (L) p. Jose Cano, 5:07 160: — Carl King (L) p. Taigo Ferreira, 1:51 171: — Steve Kohutic (L) p. Lenon Marasigo, :29 189: — Anthony Belin (L) p. Mohamed Ishmael, 3:42

FEBRUARY 3: GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON 45, RIDGE 36

The Highlanders captured their division of the Mountain Valley Conference with the win. 119: — BRETT VANDERVEER (GL) p. Rick Vohden, 1:09 125: — Kevin Nadrowski (GL) p. Mike Schwartz, 2:22 130: — John Regenye (GL) d. Tyler Zavorsky, 11-4 135: — Chris Pedicine (R.) p. Andy O’Dowd, 4:31 140: — KRIS LECOMTE (GL) p. Ethan Margolis, 3:32 145: — Dan Horowitz (R.) won by default over Dan Richards, 2:59 152: — JohnRunyon(R.)p.MikeMeyers,:36 160: — TIM MARCANTONIO (GL) p. Zach Barnard, 2:36 171: — MikeFarrell(GL)p.DrewFowler,1:45 189: — Fred Williams (GL) won by forfeit 215: — Tom Robina (GL) p. Evan Schumacher, 4:35 Hwt: — Jon Cozens (R.) p. Steve Hoesly, :30

NEW PROVIDENCE 62, ROSELLE CATHOLIC 18

The Pioneers improved their record to 7-2. 119: — Greg DeMeo (NP) p. TonyEdigo,1:45 125: — PETE PARADISE (NP) p. Matt Fowlkes, :14 140: — DONNIE DEFILIPPIS (NP) p. Rick Fingerline, 2:21 171: — Pete Holderied (NP) tf. Dan Pena, 17-2, 4:00 189: — Ron Fiorilli (NP) d. Joe Lapalusa, 3-2

CRANFORD 45, KEARNY 27 The Cougars ate up the Kardinals.

103: — Angel LaPorta (K) p. Pat Daly, 2:32 112: — Dan Genovese (C) md. Minh Lee, 15-2 119: — Greg Brown (C) tf. Rob DeGravina, 16-1, 4:09 125: — Bob Verhoeven (C) p. Anthony Aviles, :52 130: — Santo Almeida (K) p. Adam Sylvester, 1:29 135: — Marlo Blas (K) d. Florio Hawkins, 10-6 140: — DAVE CORDOVA (K) p. Mike Carbone, :58 145: — Greg Donofrio (C) d. John DeGravina, 8-4 152: — Bill Bennett (C) p. Jon Alvarez, 1:25 160: — JOHN DONOFRIO (C) p. Rick Rivera, 1:28 171: — Andrew Lerner (C) d. Brian Wood, 5-0 Hwt: — Anthony Distano (K) p. Vin Munoz, 2:40

CRANFORD 57, PLAINFIELD 24 The Cougars did away with their second bird in a row by blitzing the Cardinals.

103: — Pat Daly (C) d. Ike Gaines, 5-4 130: — Mike Stembridge (P) p. Adam Sylvester, :46 135: — James Stembridge (P) p. Matt Symanski, :36 160: — Bill Bennett (C) p. Dion Hunter, 1:12 171: — AARON MORTON (P) p. Chris Symanski, 1:53 189: — Jason Howard (P) p. Andy Lerner, 4:47 215: — Dave Peist (C) p. Cory Baker, 3:57

MANVILLE 57, BREARLEY 24 135: — Mike Puarra (B) p. Mike Markowitch, 1:57 145: — AttilaVigilante(B)p.LarrySena,1:09 171: — Rick Miceli (B) p. Rich Rutkowski, 1:01 Hwt: — Eric Vitale (B) p. Mike Kelman, 3:58

BOUND BROOK 36, ROSELLE PARK 29 The Panthers lost by a “nose bleed” to the high-flying Crusaders who soared to 17-0.

103: — DANNY APPELLO (RP) p. Brad Galeta, 5:36 112: — Andy Uhrlass (B) tf. Lou Panetta, 20-5, 5:37 119: — Travis Meadows (RP) d. Tom Lee, 10-3 125: — RoryAdams(RP)p.BrianPatullo,:38 130: — Jon Rodriguez (B) md. BRYAN GARRISON, 15-4 135: — Ken Rodriguez (B) md. Bob Appello, 15-4 140: — CRAIG FROST (RP) tf. Bill McNair, 21-4, 6:00 145: — Rian McNair (B) p. Gary Taluba, 5:35 152: — Derek Michalowski (B) md. Nick Tokarski, 12-3 160: — Adam Salamon (B) p. Shawn Kachinowski, 1:04 171: — Kevin Kolbeck (RP) d. Carl D’Allessandro, 8-3 189: — Rich Jannuzzi (B) d. DOUG SCHOENING, 1-0 215: — Aleksey Sharapov (B) md. Nate Mooney, 16-5 Hwt: — MIKE MUNOZ (RP) won by forfeit

FEBRUARY 4: JOHNSON 51, ROSELLE CATHOLIC 28

112: — Tom McDermott (J) d. Dan Rapezak, 10-7

119: — Tony Edigo (RC) md. P. J. Winkmyelle, 19-8 125: — Jason Hirth (J) p. Pat Sullivan, 4:33 130: — Ryan Best (J) p. Steve Catone, :19 160: — TODD DEWITT (J) p. Pat Galliot, 2:15 189: — Joe Lapelusa (RC) p. Bill Harris, 4:32

FEBRUARY 5: UNION 66, PLAINFIELD 18

The Farmers improved to 7-3 103: — DARE AJIBADE (U) p. Ike Gaines, 2:30 130: — Mike Stembridge (P) p. Russ Anthony, 3:04 135: — Jeff Bubnowski (U) won by injury default over James Stembridge, 2:37 140: — Robert Mann (U) p. Mark Fleming, 2:38 171: — AARON MORTON (P) p. Barry Stein, 1:24 189: — JASON HOWARD (P) p. Jason Cross, 2:38

KEARNY 39, ELIZABETH 35 125: — Santiago Almeida (K) p. Jamar Walker, 1:10 135: — Marlo Blas (K) p. Otis Baker, 4:50 140: — DAVE CORDOBA (K) won by forfeit 145: — Ralf Chavanne (E) md. Mike Badea, 16-6 160: — Denis Osby (E) p. Jobe Alvarez, 1:10 215: — ISHMAEL MEDLEY (E) md. Anthony Distano, 17-5 Hwt: — Paul Hill (E) p. Eric Estrada, 5:49

Beth Tumolo Takes Third in UC Diving

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sophomore Beth Tumolo placed third at the Union County High School Diving Championships held in Elizabeth on February 6.

Tumolo totaled 138.6 in the onemeter board competition. Sensation and defending champion Allison Melange of Union placed first with 187.5 and Julianna Muir of Kent Place finished second with 156.3. Raider freshman Jackie Lavery finished fourth at 133.05.

Representing Westfield High School was sophomore Lindsay Guerriero who has been formally diving since last year. Guerriero finished fifth with 125 points.

1. Allison Melange, 187.50

2. Juliana Muir, 156.30

3. Beth Tumolo, 138.60

4. Jackie Lavery, 133.05

5. Lindsay Guerriero, 125.00

6. Caitlin Mehner, Summit, 119.05

Sports Editor’s Special Note

The achievement of the Westfield High School boys swimming teams throughout the years has been simply “one of a kind” and, because of that, the pressure on these

men has also been “one of a kind”. To have the fortitude to look all of that pressure in the face throughout their high school careers takes enormous courage and will build a “one of a kind” character.

Very few athletes in high school history have ever had to face such a situation, let alone ever having the opportunity to do so. Nobody, other than the Blue Devil boys, has defended a national winning streak which has lasted so long. The Blue Devil boys are to be commended, for they too are truly “one of a kind.” Union County High School

Wrestling Results: Viking Boys Block Crusaders, 65-47

The Union Catholic High School boys basketball team exploded in the third quarter and burst to a 65-47 win over A. L. Johnson in Clark on February 5. Viking senior Carlos Jefferson fired in 27 points to lead all scoring.

In the decisive third quarter, Jefferson sank 12 points in the Vikings’ 24-8 run. Joey Green hit for 11 points, Kurt Simmons scored six, Matt Karasiewicz had five while Steve Benton, Eric Conrad and Chris Gainey had four apiece. Martin Fleming and Derrek Levine added two each.

Union Catholic 14 19 24 8 65 A. L. Johnson 12 12 8 15 47

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Vikings Roll Over Roselle Girls, 44-32

The Union Catholic High School girls basketball team has certainly got it together at the right time and rolled over Roselle, 44-32, in Roselle on February 2. Sophomore Shrirta Smith has been consistently finding the mark and this time she hit for 17 points.

Senior forward Lisa Lott has been stepping up the pace and fired in 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Kenyall Johnson and Jackie Huber scored four points each and Brenda Kaus, Jen Schultz and Jessica Ballweg put in two points apiece.

The Vikings boosted their record to 10-4 while Roselle dropped to 3-9.

Union Catholic 12 11 10 11 44 Roselle 5 6 12 9 32

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times

TAKING A PLEASANT RIDE…Westfield High School student Tom Langton, right, stands with Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Ed Tranchina. Langton recently has been awarded a full football scholarship to attend Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. NUMBER 1 AT THE COUNTIES…The joyous Raider boys raise their hands

and display their number one status after winning the Union County Boys Swimming Tournament.

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