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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, June 24, 1999 Page 15


Shady Lane Proves Difficult; Survive Hunter’s Attack, 10-9


Kevin Ewing laid down a perfect bunt single. After Heintz made another fine play of a grounder, Manzi dribbled a grounder which was bungled by the shortstop and two runs scored. Lance Wildenstein hooked a single to left, then Mike Ewing punched a fly ball which was dropped in center field, resulting in two more runs. Finally, Paul Ewing yanked an RBI single to right.

Nursing a 9-6 lead, the Shady Laners brightened somewhat with a run in the sixth. Kamler shocked everyone and dropped a bunt single down third, Manno walked, then Flipski slapped an RBI single to center.

The Hunters closed in and narrowed the score to 10-9 in the sixth. Wein poked a single to center, Rossy bopped an RBI single past short and Kevin Ewing laid down another bunt single. Frank Cuccaro knocked an RBI single to left and Manzi mashed

an RBI single up-the-middle. After Shady Lane failed to score in the seventh, Kamler, the pitcher, raised his eyebrows and jokingly commented, “Gee! I guess there is no pressure here.”

Paul Ewing lined out to center and Kamins lined out to left for Hunter. Wein plunked a single over second, then Roth popped out to Kamler for the final out.

A happy and smiling Kamler stated, “It was great. I’m really having fun.”

Shady Lane upped its record to 35 while the Hunters slipped to 4-4.

Shady Lane 100 801 0 10 Hunter 100 053 0 9

FOMSA Standings: (As of June 16)

TEAM W L Pct. Russell Rd 7 2 1 .778 Sun Valley 4 2 1 .667 Willoughby 6 3 1 .667 Hunter 4 4 0 .500 Marion 3 4 1 .429 Shady Lane 3 5 0 .375 Montrose 2 5 0 .286 Poplar 2 6 0 .250

(Results from June 9 to June 16) Hunter 11, Sun Valley 4 Willoughby 13, Montrose 11 Sun Valley 14, Poplar 5 Russell Road 9, Montrose 3 Willoughby 9, Marian 3

WHS Lady Alumni Defeat Blue Devil Laxers, 10-9

Westfield girls lacrosse celebrated its third year as a spring sport by holding its first ever alumni game on June 13 in Tamaques Park. Eight graduates and coaches combined forces to take on this year’s varsity squad.

Right from the first draw the alumni showed they had not forgotten how to play. Within 10 minutes, the veterans scored three times as Meg Corbett found net and Megan Clarke showed why she made the team at Lynchburg College by draining two through the pipes.

Not to be outdone, the varsity answered with goals from Julia Gates and Marina Powell. Goalkeepers Libby Schundler for the high school and Sara Beth Euwer helping out the alumni were both making unbelievable saves as they enjoyed turning back their current and retired teammates’ shots on goal. Jen Korecky took her sister Kelly to task as she knotted the game at three but Kelly returned the favor to give the alumni a slight edge.

After a long break, the teams again squared off and again it was the graduates who scored first. Jen Kemps raced down field with her tight cradle. Her pass found its way into the crosse

of Rhea Powell who found a posted up Mrs. James Hely, who drained the golden sphere past Schundler and gave the veterans a two-goal lead.

Not to be out done by her mother, Rosy Hely sped past her defender and scored. Later, her sister Megan, fresh from the Division III playoffs in Maryland, showed her Amherst training as her hard shot flew past the varsity goalkeeper.

The alumni defense led by Pam Lygate and Jessica Humphreys held the varsity in check. Coaches Ida Fiumefreddo and Debbie Kephart brought cheers and applause from the onlookers as they both produced goals on some fine stick work and timely shots.

Down by four the varsity took charge as Powell added one, followed by Donna Schallers’ midfield run and Gates’ second goal. With 8:00 left and up by one, Coach Freddo intercepted on her eight-meter line and raced the ball upfield settling the ball behind goal as she passed to Lois Hely. Hely then fed Meg Clarke who rolled the crease and found and opening to give the alumni a twogoal advantage.

With time running out, the varsity girls scored as Lauren Mattes fed Julie Phelan at midfield who then found an open Aubrey McGovern who settled the ball behind the net, sending it to Powell. Powell found a cutting Gates who did her version of an alley oop and scored.

Captains Kelsey Ill and Katie Gildea had to leave for graduation commitments but Ill left her mark as she scored tying the game. Kelly Korecky broke the tie with under a minute to play as she dodged a defender and scored with 30 seconds to go.

The final 10 seconds of the game was a whirlwind of action and confusion. A Gates-to-Rosy Hely-toPowell-to-Morgan combination resulted in Morgan scoring. The Alumni held on to win, 10-9.


Sizzling St. Blaise Bombards St. Anne Softballers, 25-7 By DAVID B. CORBIN

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

Despite the drizzle St. Blaise sizzled and bombarded St. Anne, 25-7, in St. Bartholomew’s Oldtimers Softball League action at Brookside Park in Scotch Plains on June 17. Not deterred by the dark, damp condition Tom Reade’s vision was nearly perfect as he hit a home run, a triple and two singles which resulted in five RBI.

St. Anne drew first blood with a leadoff solo home run to deep left by Chuck Krajcsik, but St. Blaise warmed up the base pads with five runs in the bottom of the inning. Tony DeChristofaro innocently drew a base-on-balls but Floyd Roberts maliciously mangled a two-run homer to the depths of center field. Reade stung St. Anne with a buzzing triple off the fence in left, then

Bill Stevens brought him home with a sacrifice fly to right. Kelly Larson walked and Howard Bialos reached safely on an error, then DeChristofaro brought them home with a chopping single past short.

St. Anne unwrapped its artillery and bagged four runs in the second, tying the score at 5-5. John Wilkinson slashed a single to left and Fran Lienhard roared with a single over first. Joe McEvoy reached base on a force out, then Wally Bradshaw bashed an RBI single over short. Krajcsik followed with an RBI single to right, then a double error allowed the next two runs to score.

In a show of strength, St. Blaise revealed its arsenal and fired all of the guns to add nine runs in the bottom of the second. Reade walloped a leadoff home run to left, Stevens hit a mortar shell single over second and Dave Hagan hacked a single to right. Larson lashed an RBI single past second and Steve Magnotta exploded an RBI single to center.

The bombardment continued. After DeChristofaro walked, Roberts looped a two-run single over second. Reade bashed a bullet RBI single to left and Stevens wiggled an RBI

double past short. An error at first allowed the eighth run and a fielder’s choice permitted the ninth.

St. Anne answered softly with a run in the third. Rich Chaplin scribbled a single past short, McEvoy arced a single to right, then Bradshaw hacked an RBI single to right. A major league, running catch by Reade in left field ended any further scoring opportunities.

The score narrowed to 14-7 when St. Anne added a run in the fourth. Dan Margolis drilled a double to center and Karl Grossmann yanked an RBI single to right.

The sky crashed on St. Anne when St. Blaise showered them with seven more runs in the lower half of the fourth. Hagan ricocheted a single off the shortstop’s foot, then Larson and Bialos both walked to load the

Four Devils Named to First Team All-Union County Boys Tennis

Westfield High School first doubles players Ryan Buntain and Brett Kahn along with second doubles teammates Jeremy Chilnick and Tom O’Connell have been selected to the Star Ledger First Team All-Union County Boys Tennis list. Both pair earned that status by placing first in the Union County Boys Tennis Tournament held at Hub Stine Field in Plainfield.

Blue Devil second singles player Jeff Diamond was named to the Second Team All-Union County list and teammates Sam Fleder at first singles and Ryan Jones at third singles were named to the Third Team list. Governor Livingston High School first singles players Mark Papier and Dave Shanks were named to the Third Team list.

NORTH BOYS LACROSSE ALL-STARS…Blue Devils Matt Krug, left, and Mike Stotler, center, along with Mountainside resident Pat Collins, who represented Delbarton, successfully competed in the North/South All-Star boys lacrosse game. The North won handily, 9-3. FIRST ANNUAL ALUMNI LAX PARTICIPANTS…Recently the Westfield

High School varsity girls lacrosse team matched sticks with a group of Westfield High School alumni and had a very competitive game.

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times

GETTING A PIECE OF THE BALL…Brett Melworm of Shady Lane swings and fouls the ball in the game against Hunter. The Shady Laners halted the Hunters, 10-9.

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times

RBI SINGLE PAST THIRD…Tony DeChristofaro of St. Blaise hobbles an RBI single past third in the game against St. Anne.

Krug, Stotler Shine During North/South All-Star Game

Westfield High School seniors Matt Krug and Mike Stotler competed in the Annual A Division North/South Boys Lacrosse game held at Rutgers University on June 13. Representing the North, Krug and Stotler, along with Pat Collins of Mountainside, assisted their team in easily defeating the South squad, 9-3.

Krug played strong on defense and Stotler, a midfielder, scored one goal in the game. Krug was selected Second Team All-State, Second Team Gibbs Division and Honorable Mention by the Star Ledger and The Courier News. Krug was voted Westfield Defensive Player of the Year by his teammates and was the Booster Club MVP. Krug will attend and play

lacrosse at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island.

Stotler was voted Westfield Offensive Player of the Year by his teammates during their recent dinner. He also was an All-State Honorable Mention, Second Team Gibbs Division Offense and First Team by The Courier News. Stotler will attend and play lacrosse at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this fall.

Collins was a standout defenseman for Delbarton this season. Among many other selections, Collins was selected First Team All-State Defense and was chosen as an All-American in boys lacrosse. Collins plans to attend and play lacrosse at Georgetown University in Washington D. C.

Thornton, Phillips, Piniat Receive All-Union County Top Honors

Westfield High School senior Sue Phillips and sophomore Courtney Thornton along with Scotch PlainsFanwood High School sophomore Alicia Piniat were selected to the

Star Ledger First Team All-Union Softball list. Also heading the list were Governor Livingston Highlanders senior Heather Kantorek, junior Gina Turturiello and sophomore Jen Calabrese.

Although she played shortstop throughout the season, Thornton was selected as a left fielder. She belted six home runs, scored 30 runs and batted .379. Phillips, a catcher, batted .451, had seven doubles and led the Blue Devils with 28 RBI.

Piniat’s superb pitching ability was a major reason for the Raiders’ successful 16-7 season. Control was her

motto as she allowed only 25 walks in 125 innings while striking out 105.

The premier pitcher in the county, Turturiello finished with a 20-3 record and led the Highlanders to the county title. Also a control pitcher, she yielded only 12 walks and struck out 162.

Kantorek was dangerous offensively and defensively as she batted .453 with 19 RBI and committed only four errors. Calabrese, a catcher, led the Highlanders with a .517 average and scored 26 runs.

Selected to the Second Team were Blue Devil pitcher Lindsey Guerriero, Raider Jen Stewart and Highlanders Ellen Findlay and Monika Andersson. Blue Devil Paige Corbett, Raider Diana Mendez and Highlanders Heather McDonald and Annmarie Calabrese were named to the Third Team. bases. Magnotta stepped to the plate

and blasted a three-run triple to deep left. DeChristofaro hopped an RBI single past third and Roberts ripped a single down the third baseline. Reade added two-more RBI with a single to center, then Stevens slapped an RBI single to right.

After St. Anne was still quivering from shell shock, St. Blaise added the finishing touches with four runs in the fifth. Magnotta and Roberts both reached base safely on errors

and Reade walked to load the bases. Stevens slid the ball over the pad at first and, by the time the ball was retrieved, he had a three-run triple. Hagen ended the scoring by dribbling an infield RBI single.

St. Anne 141 10 7 St. Blaise 590 74 25

Shutts Gets All-Union Track 1st Team

Westfield High School senior Megan Shutts has been named to the Star Ledger All-Union County First Team for her efforts in the 1,600-meters and Governor Livingston senior shot putter Lauren Kobel was also named to the First Team. Shutts led a “Pac” of seven Blue Devil individuals and one relay team that took All-Union honors. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls had three individuals and one relay team recognized.

Blue Devil senior Julie Elmuccio was selected to the Second Team in the long jump and Raider sophomore Erin Kelly earned Second Team honors in the 1,600-meters. The Raider 4x400-meter relay team of Kate Bereznak, Erin Brandt, Ann Espinoza and Kelly also received Second Team honors.

Blue Devil seniors Jessica Lutkenhouse in the 1,600, Tara Bhandari in the 800-meters and Allison Checchio in the javelin received Third Team honors and teammates junior Heather Dennis in the intermediate hurdles and sophomore Alexis Anzelone in the 3,200-meters also received the same. Raider seniors Stacy Bushinger in the long jump and Christina Hillman in the high jump also were named to the Third Team. The Blue Devil 4x400-meter relay team of Andrea Constandis, Shutts, Bhandari and Dennis received Third Team honors. Governor Livingston Highlander freshman Dana McCurdy was selected to the Third Team for her efforts in the 100-hurdles.

Scotch Hills Women Member Guest Day

A spokeswoman for the Scotch Hills Women’s Golf Association of Scotch Plains announced the winners of the Member Guest Day Tournament held on June 8.

Low Gross:Charleen Szenyi. Kathy Andrews

Kicker: Carol Nichols. Gloria Nielsen and Jane Wonett (Tie)

Low putts: Szenyi. Jean Hopke Longest Drive: Szenyi. Dolores Kosielowski

Closest to Line: Marj Ruff. Billie Warrington

Closest to Pin: Petie Prybyiski Birdies: Marge Grimmer

Scotch Hills Women Tell Golf Results

A spokeswoman for the Scotch Hills Women’s Golf Association of Scotch Plains announced the winning team of the “100 % Handicap Play” held on June 15.


Low Gross: Pat Kelk and Laura Botto 44

First: Olga Rose, Joanne Voci and Kelk 32

Second: Eve Kennelly and Margaret Hickey 33

Third: Nancy Phares 34


Low Gross: June McCarthy 48 First: McCarthy 28 Second: Mary Shea 30 Third: Nettie McGuire 32


Low Gross: Jean Peterson 35 First: Marion Branditz 30 Second: Lucille Allen 31 Third: Dolores Jennings, Dolores Veghte and Peterson 34

Low putts: Rose 13 Chip-ins: Rose #8, Else Blanchette #4, Charleen Szenyi # 8

Birdies: Shea 2, Voci 1



NOTICE is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Scotch Plains, held on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, the following ordinances entitled:



were duly passed on second and final reading.

TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS Barbara Riepe Township Clerk 1 T – 6/24/99, The Times Fee: $27.03

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Doerr was the O c t o b e r Scholar-Athlete. As the quarterback, he led the Blue Devils to the Meadow-lands for the first time since 1981. Doerr passed for 1,111 yards and completed 15 touchdown passes. Only Westfield High School Hall

Brandon Doerr

E ducational Achievement A thletic Achievement G ood School Standing L eadership E nthusiasm

of Famer Joe Moninger has passed for more yardage and more touchdowns in a season. Doerr also is second on the AllTime list in PAT with 32. A total scholarathlete, Doerr plans to attend and play football at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
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