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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, October 28, 1999 Page 29


Rough County Seaters Repel Early Raider Invasion, 18-7


Tigers’ Breakaway Run Stops Devil Gridmen, 6-0




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yard field goal but the ball missed the mark as the wind pushed it left with just :23 remaining in the half.

With the exception of a 56-yard Tiger punt to the Devil eight, the third quarter was offensively uneventful. In the fourth, however, the Tiger pass rush forced an intentional grounding penalty and the Blue Devils were pushed back to the one yard line. MacDonald booted to the 35, then the reliable Devil defense held.

The Tiger defense remained stubborn and f o r c e d MacDonald to punt o n c e a g a i n f r o m h i s o w n 3 2 . T h i s t i m e he got his leg into it and t h e ball sailed 63 y a r d s from scrimmage to the Tiger four.

Just as the Blue Devils were reveling in the fantastic punt. Tiger full

back Andre Summer broke through the middle on the first play from scrimmage and rumbled 96 yards for the touchdown with 5:38 left in the game.

The blitzing Tiger defense kept Giacone off balance and forced another intentional grounding call. Incomplete passes in the final minute preserved the Tiger victory.

“They got us on the blitz and we did not pick it up,” commented Tranchina. “Just one play made the difference. Mac had a great punt but the guy broke loose and ran for 96 yards.”

The Blue Devils, who slid to 2-4, had 78 yards passing and 25 yards rushing for 103 total yards. The Tigers, who rose to 5 1, had 249 yards rushing and 16

yards passing for 2 6 5 total yards.

Westfield w i l l p l a y t h e

Farmers tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in Union.

Westfield 0 0 0 0 0 Linden 0 0 0 6 6

Raider 10. After halfback Ron Schroeder punched forward for two yards, Sosnovik found Costantino in the right flats once again for the score with 3:28 left in the quarter.

Still in the game, down 12-7 in the third quarter, t h e

Raiders got a good kickoff return from Freshwater, who received the ball on the 17 and returned it to the 34. On first down, Jones sliced to the 42, but a five yard loss and an incomplete pass forced the Raiders to punt. The hike sailed over punter Herrmann’s head and rolled to the seven where he leaped on it.

Belvidere took over and Sosnovik immediately flicked his third touchdown pass to Costantino, this time over the middle, with just 0:20 remaining. Another failed two-point conversion kept the score at 18-7.

Disappointed, but not giving up, the Raiders had two close scoring attempts in the fourth. First the Raiders gained possession on the Seater 29. After a two-yard loss, halfback Anthony Cary scooted left to the Seater nine for a 22-yard gain. The drive stalled.

With less than a minute remaining, the Raiders once again took over on the Seater 29. After running the

ball for some short giants, Schiller completed to Cary at the 13, then to Harold Burwell at the two as the clock ran down.

The Raiders slipped to 5-1 while Belvidere improved to 6-1. The Raid

ers will travel to Irvington

t o face the Blue Knights on Saturday, October 30, at 1:30 p.m.

Sc PlnsFanwood 7 0 0 0 7 Belvidere 6 0 12 0 18

Local Area High School Girls Volleyball Results:

OCTOBER 18: Union Catholic over Scotch PlainsFanwood, 15-7, 15-2

After suffering a stunning defeat to the Indians of Rahway, the Vikings took it out on the Raiders. Linda Dolansky notched six kills and Cathy Babicz had nine service points and 22 assists as the Vikings rose to 14-3. The Raiders slipped to 4-7.

Rahway over North 13th Street Tech, 15-0, 15-4

The Indians ransacked the Tech in Newark. Kristen Hudack had 11 service points and eight assists as the Indians rose to 12-3.

Union over Newark East Side, 156, 15-7

The Farmers plowed all over the Red Raiders in Newark. Bessie Codera set up 12 assists and Mia Francis had nine service points and seven digs for the Farmers who bolstered their record to 10-1.

OCTOBER 19: UC TOURNAMENT: Westfield over Cranford, 16-14, 1315, 15-10

The eighthseeded Blue Devils persisted and won the battle with the ninthseeded Cougars in the first round. Blue Devil Kelley Masterson topped the list on America’s Most Wanted by notching a state-high 18 kills.

B r e i g h A n n Menza and S a m B o u r q u e Trieff combined for 25 assists. Cougar Jill Hayeck had 12 kills. Westfield elevated its record to 9-4 while Cranford lowered to 9-6.

OCTOBER 20: UC TOURNAMENT: Union over Scotch Plains-Fanwood,

15-13, 15-7

The third-seeded Farmers took over after the Raiders took them to the limit in the first game. Anna Cruz was quite helpful for the 11-1 Farmers as she had 16 assists. Farmer Mia Francis notched three kills.

Union Catholic over Mother Seton, 15-5, 15-12

The 15-3 Vikings showed little maternal respect as Deena Zack tallied seven kills.

REGULAR SEASON: Westfield over BridgewaterRaritan, 15-12, 15-13

Kelly Masterson continued her role on America’s Most Wanted as she registered 12 kills but it was

needed as the Panthers gave the Blue Devils all they could handle. Sam Borque-Trieff abetted with 13 assists as Westfield boosted their record to 11-4. The Panthers lowered to 6-11.

A. L. Johnson over Cranford, 1510, 11-15, 15-11

The Crusaders won their crusade but not without a

fight from the Cougars who clawed

and scratched all the way.

T h e r e s a K r a c z y k chalked up 11 kills and 11 service points and teammate Raquel Perez notched 13 kills and had five blocks. Johnson improved to 10-2 while the Cougars crawled to 9-7.

OCTOBER 21: Elizabeth over Scotch PlainsFanwood, 14-16, 15-8, 16-14

The Lady Minutemen got the best of the Raiders in this back-and-forth match. Minuteman Fabiola Nieto had 16 service points, seven digs and five aces.

OCTOBER 18: Scotch Plains-Fanwood 6, Elizabeth 2

The 19th-ranked Raiders clocked the Minutemen in Scotch Plains. Senior Tri-Captain took his turns and had a hat trick. Junior Mike Zotti took his turn setting up the goals as he had five assists.

Dave Bell, Antonio DoPazo and freshman Mike Miller zipped in one goal apiece as the Raiders lifted their record to 10-2-1. Junior keeper Pat Meredith had five saves. The Minutemen sank to 7-6.

Elizabeth 2 0 2 Scotch PlnsFanwood 3 3 6

Westfield 7, Plainfield 0

Feathers were flying everywhere as the Blue Devils picked apart the Cardinals in Westfield. Senior Alex Lau ripped two goals and his sophomore brother Duffy nailed a goal and added an assist.

Senior Ralph Rapuano tore through the Cardinals with a goal and two assists while Will Cashman, Greg Scanlon and Evan Molloy had one goal each. John Humphreys and Mike Sanocki each had an assist for the Blue Devils who elevated their record to 9-5.

Plainfield 0 0 0 Westfield 1 6 7

OCTOBER 19: New Providence 2, Roselle 1

The Pioneers had a rough time with Roselle but insured the victory when Marco Fuschetto ripped his second goal midway through the second half.

New Providence (131) 1 1 2 East Brunswick 0 1 1

Ridge 1, Governor Livingston 0

The Highlanders hung close to the Red Devils but senior Ben Harris ripped a penalty kick with eight minutes remaining is grab the victory. Keeper Brent Hayden had 10 saves for the Highlanders who slipped to 511. Ridge rose to 11-2-1.

Ridge 0 1 1 Governor Livingston 0 0 0

OCTOBER 21: Union Catholic 2, Dayton 1

Marco Hordynsky and Scott Vogel both ripped a goal in the first half to lead the Vikings to a 9-6 record.

Dayton 0 1 1 Union Catholic 2 0 2

Immaculata 1, Governor Livingston 0

Spartan Jamie Granger scored the only goal.

Gov Livingston 0 0 0 Immaculata 0 1 1

New Providence 6, Roselle Park 1

The hearty Pioneers had two goals each from Marco Fuschetto and James Burke. Joey Gennaro had four assists as the Pioneers jumped their record to 14-1.

Cranford 4, Plainfield 1

Jeff Wietry and Rob Sands scored for the 8-5-1 Cougars in the first half and Jon Polinitza and Andy Cussamano ripped goals in the second half.

A. L. Johnson 3, Hillside 0

The Crusaders lifted their formidable record to 10-2-1 with the assistance of Jeff Howlett who scored a goal and added two assists.

Hillside (674) 0 0 0 A. L. Johnson 3 0 3


The third-seeded Blue Devils sealed the game with goals from Greg Scanlon, Ralph Rapuano and Frank Ianni. Ianni also had an assist and keeper Erik Schoenemann had 20 rejections.

Roselle 0 1 1 Westfield (105) 2 1 3

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2, A. L. Johnson 0

The first-seeded and 18th-ranked Raiders got goals from Eugene Ferrara and Antonio DoPazo in the first half to sink the Crusaders. Martin Barredo had an assist and keeper Pat Meredith had six saves.

Johnson (1031) 0 0 0 Sc PlnsFnwd (1121) 2 0 2

New Providence 3, Rahway 2

Jim Burke and Joey Gennaro both scored in the second overtime to boost the fourth-seeded Pioneers.

Rahway 0 1 1 0 2 New Prov (151) 1 0 0 2 3

SPF High School Scholar-Athlete

Last year, The Westfield Leader and

The Times presented for the first time a Scholar-Athlete of the Month for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Six students were selected during the months of October through May. This year, we have some sponsors and are looking for a few local businesses, etc. who also desire to be listed as sponsors. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor for the six to seven month period, please contact Dave Corbin at (908) 232-4407 or e-mail at

GO RAIDERS! Local Area High School

Boys Soccer Results: Local Area High School

Field Hockey Results: OCTOBER 18: Westfield 3, Cranford 0

Goalkeeper Jen Woodbury chalked up her seventh shutout with four stops as the Westfield High School field hockey team tamed the Cranford Cougars, 3-0, in Westfield. The Blue Devils have not been beaten in nine-straight games.

Senior halfback Paige Corbett fired in a goal and added an assist while Kristen Leonardis and Sara Finestein each had a goal. Sophomore Caitlin MacDonald had an assist for the Blue Devils who lifted their record to 11-2-1.

Cranford (361) 0 0 0 Westfield 2 1 3

OCTOBER 19: Roselle Park 2, Governor Livingston 0

The Panthers crept up and tumbled the Highlanders when Fran Gutierrez and Kristen Pirozzi scored in the second half.

Gov Livingston (261) 0 0 0 Roselle Park (39) 0 2 2

A. L. Johnson 2, Oak Knoll 0

The Crusaders flexed their muscles with goals from Lauren Durante and Melissa Pankiewitz who were both assisted by Erin Lanigan.

Johnson (832) 2 0 2 Oak Knoll (85) 0 0 0

OCTOBER 21: Governor Livingston 1, North Plainfield 0

Senior Gina DeCastro on an assist from Ali DiVito fired in the game’s

only goal to lift the Highlanders to 3-61. Keeper Katrina Blasi had three saves.

Gov Livingston 0 1 1 N. Plainfield (1131) 0 0 0

Kent Place 1, Newark Academy 0

Kent Place remained undefeated with a goal from Courtney Reilly. Kate Casale had three saves in the shutout.

Kent Place (1103) 1 0 1 Nwk Academy (492) 0 0 0



NOTICE is hereby given that at a regular meeting of the Township of Scotch Plains, held on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 the following ordinances entitled:




were duly passed on second and final reading.

TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS Barbara Riepe Township Clerk 1 T – 10/28/99 The Times Fee: $26.52

Ghostwriter Blair for The Westfield Leader and The Times

SIZING UP THE OPPOSITION…The Westfield High School volleyball team sizes up their Bridgewater opposition. They sized well and won. Ghostwriter Blair for The Westfield Leader and The Times

TRYING TO BREAK INTO THE OPEN…Blue Devil Terrence Jenkins attempts to break into the Tigers’ den.

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