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November 21, 2021

CRANFORD, NJ – Sparta fell to the Cougars on Friday in the NJSIAA North 2 Group 2 finals, losing 45-21. Cranford was the top seed going into the game. The Spartan season began on shaky ground but they shook off the first two games and didn’t look back.  They strung together wins coming on strong ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ – It came down to one goal.  The NJAC Conference top team, Sparta girls soccer lost the NJSIAA Group 2 semifinal game against Hanover Park 1-0.  The acrobatics of the Hornets goalie held the Spartans scoreless, despite the Kate Mazzella and Abigail Connors drive to the net ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With his family and coach looking on, Adam Wood committed to continuing his lacrosse career at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina.  Wood’s parents Jason and Erin and his brother Tate were joined by principal Ed Lazzara and coaches Jack Bushey and Sean Peterson. For the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With her dad and coach at her side, Sparta High School senior Katharina “Kat” Cohen committed to continue her lacrosse career at Dominican College, in Orangeburg, New York. Cohen was joined by her father Albert Cohen, principal Ed Lazzara and coach Dan Trappe. For her varsity ...

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ORADELL, NJ – Third seed Sparta blew out second seed River Dell on Friday night 42-0 to earn a trip to the NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 finals. Sparta put up 14 points in the first and second quarters.  They added seven in third and again in the fourth. Quarterback Austen Frattura went to the air for ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta girls soccer ran the table in the NJSIAA North 1 Group 2 tournament. The number one seed shut out Pascack Valley 4-0 on Cassels Field on Friday afternoon. “As a coach I couldn’t be happier seeing everyone play in the section final,” Coach Dan Trappe said. “This team is a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student athlete Alexa Acker has committed to continue her softball career at Colgage University.  Joining her in the school's media center for a signing ceremony the senior was joined by parents Dave and Heather Acker and her brother Brandon.  Principal Ed Lazzara ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Field hockey earned the NJAC National Division Sportsmanship Award, according to Coach Corrine Bright. Bright announce the award at the end of the season banquet for the student athletes. “This is an honor each player should be proud of as having a kind and conscientious ...

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SPARTA, NJ- It is another win for the Sparta High School girls soccer team on Tuesday.  The girls held Ramsey scoreless with a 1-0 in the semifinal round on Cassels Field. This is their eighth shut out of the season in which they have 18 wins, one loss and one tie. Sparta’s keeper, Shauna Ryan ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The first tournament game played on Cassels Field on Friday went to the number one seed Spartan girls soccer team.  They had an easy time of Pascack Hills with a 6-1 win, moving them into the semifinal round of the North 1 Group 2 playoff. Keeper Shauna Ryan stopped seven. The ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Friday night’s football game pitted Sparta against Warren Hills with the Spartans earning a trip to the semifinal round and win number 100 for Coach Frank Marchiano. In the 62-33 victory, Sparta QB Austen Frattura connected 24 times on 27 attempts for 288 yards and three touchdowns ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Cheerleading and football seniors were celebrated before their game against Morris Hills on Cassels Field. The student athletes were announced as they made their way to the center of the field to meet family members. Football players: Johnny Sigillo was escorted by his parents, ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Cheerleading and football seniors were celebrated before their game against Morris Hills on Cassels Field. The student athletes were announced as they made their way to the center of the field to meet family members. Cheerleaders: Lauren Ambrosino was escorted by her mother ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With another shutout the top ranked Sparta High School girls soccer team moved to the quarterfinal round of the state tournament.  On Tuesday the girls hosted Indian Hills, finishing 9-0. Captain Kate Mazzella said, “I think we are at the best point, playing the best we’ve ever ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The weather played havoc with the playbook on Friday when Sparta was shut out by Mount Olive 13-0.  All points were on the board by the end of first quarter as the winds and rain was kicking up, converting Cassels field into a scene from a movie. It was the Marauders' story to tell.  ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With their win over Parsippany Hills on Thursday the Sparta girls soccer team heads into the state tournament with a record of 16-1-1. The 8-0 win was Sparta girls' sixth shutout of the regular season.  Kate Mazzella and Juliana Dolinski each got past the Vikings keeper twice.  ...

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FLANDERS, NJ - With a chance to unroll the wrapping paper and seal the deal on the NJAC conference title. On Friday the Sparta Spartans headed south to Mount Olive for the final regular season game. The Spartans were resilient in an exhilarating come-from-behind victory, defeating the Mount Olive ...

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Last week, the Sparta girls varsity volleyball team hosted West Morris Central and Vernon as the regular season draws to a close. On Wednesday, Sparta defeated West Morris Central 2-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-17) in an NJAC American division face-off. Setter Arianna Puleo had her float serve working ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With a steady mist hanging in the air on Friday night at Cassels Field, Sparta High School football earned 2021 NJSFC Liberty White Division title and win number 99 for head coach Frank Marchiano in their crushing defeat of Morris Hills 47-14. It was also senior night the team's Pink ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Playing on Cassels Field, Sparta boys soccer beat Mount Olive 3-2 on Thursday.  Sevens Spartans  contributed to the win; six earning points and keeper Daniel Ochoa with eight saves. Jack Maraziti, Matthew Johnson and Jeff Bischoff each put one in the net.  Dylan Barry, Owen Carey ...

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SPARTA, NJ-Sparta field hockey added another to the win column on Thursday when they defeated Morris Knolls 2-1 on Cassels Field.  The Spartans held the Golden Eagles scoreless through three periods of play.  It wasn’t until the fourth that they got one past Sparta goalie Orianna ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Cassels Field was pink on Tuesday for the field hockey’s game against High Point.  The team’s booster club raised $200 to donate to Friend2Friend, a non-profit dedicated to assisting women and their families whose lives are impacted by a cancer diagnosis, booster club parent Lynn ...

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CLINTON, NJ — Until the game on Saturday, the Sparta girls soccer team had been undefeated.  Playing in the semifinal round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament, the third seed Spartans fell to the second seed Lions 3-1 moving their record to 12-1-1. Uma Kowalski netted Sparta’s only goal ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Under the lights at Cassels Field the Sparta High School field hockey team honored their senior players before the game against Newton.  First the team addressed the seniors on the Braves team before turning attention to the Spartans. “We would like to acknowledge the seniors from ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School varsity teams' scores from the week of October 11. Monday – Girls tennis lost to Montville 3-2 Monday – girls soccer won at Pope John 5-2 Monday – field hockey lost at Lenape Valley 1-0 Tuesday – girls tennis won at Morristown 4-1 Tuesday – girls soccer ...

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SPARTA, NJ - When the Sparta girls varsity volleyball team hosted Randolph last Tuesday, Sparta honored the seniors. Sparta's seniors Lyndsey Lang, Alexa Acker and Adrianna Remo crossed the court to give flowers to Randolph seniors as their names were announced. Coach Caitlin Jozefczyk announced ...

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SPARTA, NJ - On Tuesday, the Sparta Spartans hosted the Randolph Rams for Senior Day. The Sparta volleyball program honored the three seniors on the team: captains Adrianna Remo and Lyndsey Lang, in addition to Alexa Acker. Sparta defeated Randolph 2-0 (25-19, 25-19) and were able to celebrate ...

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SPARTA, NJ - On Friday night, the Sparta girls varsity volleyball team hosted the Roxbury Gaels for a pivotal match in the 2021 season. The Spartans defeated the Gaels 2-1 (14-25, 25-18, 25-11) to sweep the season series and take sole possession of first place in the NJAC American division. The ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta girls tennis team added a win to their record beating Morristown 3-2.  The girls played on their blue home courts on Friday. First Singles- Alexa Matkiwsky won 6-2, 6-1 Second Singles – Gabby Canzonieor lost 6-0, 6-4 Third Singles – Scarlet Matteson won 6-0, ...

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SPARTA, NJ - On Wednesday, the Sparta girls volleyball team hosted their annual 'Dig Pink' match and defeated the Morristown Colonials 2-0 (25-17, 25-11). In the first set, it was tough for either team to grab control early on. Both Brynn McCurry and Emily Smernoff were instrumental in keeping ...

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