Greg Mattura North Jersey Record Published 6:00 PM EST Feb 4, 2019 Last week was full of boys basketball milestones in North Jersey. North Arlington senior forward Matt Lynch surpassed 1,000 career points over the weekend. Lynch scored a game-high 17 in Saturday’s 45-43 loss to Cliffside Park, reaching the milestone in the fourth quarter and raising his total to 1,002. Emerson’s John Ziemba earned his 400th career coaching victory with last Tuesday’s 65-50 win over Palisades Park. Ziemba has coached 31 seasons in North Jersey, with his first three at Passaic Valley, 23 at Fort Lee, and the last five at Emerson (13-6). Elmwood Park’s Kevin Tuohey earned his 100th career coaching win with last Tuesday’s 61-60 victory over Rutherford. Tuohey is in his seventh season leading Elmwood Park (12-6). Ridgewood spreads the wealth Ridgewood (11-5) has won nine of its last 11 games and has arguably the most balanced scoring in North Jersey. The … [Read more...] about NJ boys basketball: Milestones, best of the week, rankings, standings
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Greg Mattura North Jersey Record Published 6:00 PM EST Jan 28, 2019 Senior guard Mark Howell of 12th-ranked Wayne Valley scored his 1,000th career point on a free throw in the second quarter of last Tuesday’s 77-68 loss to West Milford. Howell scored a game-high 25 to raise his total to 1,024, and he added 14 in Thursday’s 56-32 win over Passaic Valley. DePaul senior G Bryan Henderson reached 1,000 career points on a putback in last Tuesday’s 63-50 victory over Fort Lee, and his team-high 18 raised his total to 1,004. He scored 15 apiece in his next two games to rise to 1,034. Palisades Park wins at buzzers Palisades Park (4-10) enjoyed two heart-pounding victories last week. The Tigers defeated Midland Park, 57-55, last Tuesday on a three-pointer at the buzzer by Brendon Kim. They defeated Hawthorne Christian on Thursday, 51-49, on a layup at the buzzer by sophomore F and 20-point scorer Derrick Bueno. VOTE: Who should be the North Jersey Player of the … [Read more...] about NJ boys basketball: Scoring milestones, rankings, standings
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Lucy Alessi reached a life milestone this summer — and she just turned 10 on Wednesday. The Clarence Center Elementary School fifth-grader and swimmer published her first book, a 47-page look into her yearlong effort to improve her times and forge new friendships on a pair of Western New York swim teams. "BRB I Need to go to Swim Practice: A girl's guide to competition, confidence and fun through swimming," spent a few hours in recent weeks atop the new swimming releases list and in the swimming category on Amazon, which sells more than 2,000 books on the topic. She hopes that success will serve as a springboard to two other goals: one day appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and swimming on the U.S. Olympic Team. Meanwhile her father, Derek — owner of Alessi Fitness in Clarence, and author of three health and fitness books — has helped Lucy set up a website, lucyswimwear.com, where she sells her debut work for $9.95. Why write a book? "I just thought, 'OK, I’m … [Read more...] about Advice from 10-year-old swimmer’s first book? Practice. Pay Attention. Be friendly.
Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press Updated 12:16 am CDT, Friday, July 13, 2018 Now Playing: Endangered whooping cranes released into Louisiana’s wilds have had their best hatching season so far, with five chicks foraging in crawfish ponds. They are part of generations of work to bring back the birds, which barely escaped extinction. (July 13) Media: Associated Press JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. (AP) — In a southwest Louisiana crawfish pond, two endangered whooping crane chicks peck about for crawfish, insects, plants and other food. They're only 2 months old, but they dwarf the full-grown great egrets nearby. Their tall white parents bugle alarm at an ATV and people across the pond, and all four cranes move farther away. Across the state in New Orleans, a downy captive-bred brown chick scampers after a keeper whose white costume looks like a Halloween ghost. She bends over and uses a crane puppet-head to pick up an insect and pass it to the … [Read more...] about Louisiana’s whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year