By Mike Gurnis NEWARK — It just wasn’t meant to be for Morris Knolls-Hills this time around. After winning back-to-back Public A titles in 2019 and 2020, it found itself just one win away from a three-peat performance. As many dramatic games as this team has pulled out during that run, it ultimately fell shortContinue reading “Morris Knolls-Hills’ three-peat quest falls short against Gov. Livingston-New Providence”
By Mike Gurnis NEWARK — Everything changed in the second period for Delbarton. After a fairly even first period in which it outplayed Christian Brothers for stretches in the Non-Public final, Christian Brothers kicked it into high gear in the second period. It out-shot the Green Wave 20-2 in that frame, and got what provedContinue reading “Delbarton sees resurgent season end at hands of CBA in Non-Public final”
By Mike Gurnis NEWARK — Morristown-Beard left no doubt as to who the top team in New Jersey was. After it was stunned by Princeton Day in the Prep Tournament semifinals on Feb. 3 for the team’s first loss to an in-state opponent since 2019, Morristown-Beard went into the state tournament looking like a teamContinue reading “Morristown-Beard girls roll past Princeton Day for 2nd straight state title”
MONDAY MARCH 7 NJSIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS– All games played at the Prudential Center in Newark. Tickets are $10 for adults (includes all five games), $3 for students and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Girls: Morristown-Beard vs. Princeton Day, 11 a.m.Public B: Northern Highlands vs. Middletown North, 1:15 p.m.Public C: Morris Knolls-Hills vs. Gov. Livingston-New Providence,Continue reading “NJSIAA State Championships schedule for Monday, March 7”
WEST ORANGE — It’s never easy for Morris Knolls-Hills. Winning games in dramatic fashion became a calling card for this program during its back-to-back state title runs in 2019 and 2020, winning two postseason overtime games in 2019, before knocking off Montclair in overtime in the 2020 Public A final. Even this season with manyContinue reading “Walter’s OT winner, Marvin’s big performance send Morris Knolls-Hills to Public C final”
THURSDAY, MARCH 3 Public C semifinals1-Morris Knolls-Hills vs. 4-Verona-Glen Ridge, Codey Arena at 4:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 Girls: 1-Morristown-Beard 13, 5-Pingry 2Top-seeded Morristown-Beard is headed to its second-consecutive state final, after rolling to a 13-2 win over fifth-seeded Pingry in the NJSIAA Tournament semifinals at Twin Oaks Ice Rink. Morristown-Beard won the inaugural title in 2019-20 before it was not held last winter. It will take on the winnerContinue reading “March 2 roundup: Morristown-Beard girls roll to state final”
By Mike Gurnis WEST ORANGE — Delbarton knew the push was coming. After a hectic opening minutes of the game which saw the Green Wave score back-to-back goals to take a 2-1 lead after surrendering the game’s first goal, Delbarton took that lead into the third period, knowing full well that a high-powered Don BoscoContinue reading “Cai lifts Delbarton past Don Bosco Prep, into Non-Public final”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 Non-Public semifinals2-Delbarton vs. 3-Don Bosco Prep, Codey Arena at 7 p.m. Girls semifinals1-Morristown-Beard vs. 5-Pingry, Twin Oaks Ice Rink, 4 p.m.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Public C: 1-Morris Knolls-Hills 5, 9-Woodbridge-Colonia-JFK 3Kyle Thornton scored the game-tying goal in the final minute of the second period and Matt Kuglin scored the go-ahead tally in the third period to help top-seed Morris Knolls-Hills earn a 5-3 comeback win over ninth-seeded Woodbridge-Colonia-JFK in the Public C quarterfinals at Mennen Arena.Continue reading “Morris/Sussex NJSIAA quarterfinal recap: Knolls-Hills survives scare, while Delbarton, Morristown-Beard girls advance”