Saturday, April 13th brought the annual Dondero Softball Classic, a tribute to Lakeland's Darlene Dondero, a 1991 graduate and US Military Academy junior softball pitcher who died in an auto accident on a return to West Point following Easter vacation. Twelve Passaic County teams played at Wanaque's Back Beach fields.
Pompton Lakes softball coach Karyn Hennessy picked up her 200th coaching victory, a 10 - 0 win over Lodi on April 8th.
De Paul Catholic Girls Lacrosse player Liana Doyle recently scored her 100th goal.
Eastern Christian officially became a lacrosse school when their new JV program opened with a loss on April 6th at Waldwick. EC also has a JV boys program. New teams at the JV level also exist for boys and girls at Passaic County Tech and girls at Hawthorne. This year also finds Mary Help of Christians Academy competing at the VARSITY level after a year of JV building last season. The "fastest sport on two feet" is now also the fastest growing sport on two feet, at least in Passaic County.
The Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey (DAANJ) inducted six new members into their Hall of Fame at their March DAANJ Convention Banquet. Among the six were TWO Passaic County recipients, But Gut of Kennedy HS and Passaic Valley's Tom Patierno. Read the announcement here.
St. Leo University of St. Leo, Florida recently inducted De Paul Catholic HS Athletic Director Joe Lennon and three others into their Hall of Fame. Read the information here.
The Passaic County Coaches Association honored coaches and school staff for contributions to their schools as well as honoring coaches for victory plateaus at the 43rd Annual Beefsteak and Awards Dinner at The Brownstone on Wednesday, March 6th.
Watch the Award Video below:
The Record has officially launched its new high school sports website JerseySports.com. Check it out. Remind your coaches that the accuracy of conference standings and stats depends upon the timely reporting of all game results (win/lose/draw).