Friday, February 15, 2013
Boys, girls teams end season on high note against Morristown.
The West Morris Central High School fencing team took advantage of its final dual meet of the season against Morristown, grabbing wins on both sides. Heading into the final bout of the night, junior Stephanie Egleston was tasked with pulling out a victory with the teams tied 13 all. Her 5-2 defeat was not only a win for her, but for the team, pulling out the 14-13 victory. Girls’ fencers with wins at Morristown included senior sabre Katie Dickson, 1-2; junior sabre Liz Reynolds, 2-1; sophomore sabre Hasoni Austin, 2-1; junior foil Erin Dietsche, 3-0; junior foil Anastasia Enriquez, 2-1; freshman foil Brooke Solsky, 1-1; senior epee Ally Ray, 1-2; junior epee Stephanie Egleston, 1-2; sophomore epee Kelly Reibel, 1-2. The boys had the same …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Both high school fencing teams see great success at county-wide event.
West Morris Central senior Epee Tim Salmon is a champion, and is sharing plenty of his success with his fellow fencers. Salmon won the Individual Boys' Epee Championship at the Third Annual Morris County Championship over the weekend, and teammate David Sherer took bronze for third place in the category. The boys team came in second overall to Chatham High School. Senior Mike Berezny took fourth place in Individual Foil. On the girls' side, while no individual climbed the podium, the team performed well, placing fourth in both Epee and Foil categories. Junior Anastasia Enriquez took fourth overall in Individual Foil. The teams will face Randolph at 6 p.m. Tuesday, head to Morris Knolls at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and then competing at the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Boys handed first loss of season.
An exciting third round to clinch victory and a first-of-the-season loss marked the West Morris Central fencing team's match against the Chatham Cougars this week. Taking them down from the undefeated ranks, Chatham beat the boys' fencing team Tuesday night by a score of 18-9, giving the Highlanders their first loss of the season. On the other side, though, the girls' team pulled out a big win over Chatham, 15-12, improving their record to 3-1. The girls clinched the victory with a third round win in Epee by Junior Stephanie Egleston. Senior Ally Ray, along with Egleston, went undefeated in three rounds in the category. Juniors Erin Dietsche and Anastasia Enriquez also went undefeated in all three rounds for foil. Up next for both teams is…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Boys open season with three-point victory, girls fall at Morris Hills.
While January marks the start of the new year, it also marked the beginning of another West Morris Central fencing season, as the boys and girls teams competed at Morris Hills High School Friday, Jan. 4. The teams saw mixed results, with the boys team–led by senior captains Tim Salmon and Mike Berezny–winning its match by a score of 15-12. Prior to the season, Salmon earned his D2012 rating in epee at the Cobra Open in Jersey City. On the other side, the girls team fell by a score of 8-19, but were highlighted by junior captain Erin Dietsche going undefeated in all three of her bouts. Dietsche earned her E2012 rating at a Division 3 Mixed Foil Fencing Tournament in November. Salmon and David Sherer also went undefeated in their bouts. The …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Two team members advanced to second round.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Four of West Morris Central's fencers ended the season at the varsity state tournament recently, two of which came in 12th overall in their respective weapons. Eddie Cottiss, boys' sabre, reached the second round of the tournament and missed advancing by just one touch. Lindsey Severud, girls' sabre, also made it to the second round. Both placed 12th overall. Sisters Erin and Courtney Dietsche, girls' foil, came in 21st and 23rd, respectively in the tournament. The team officially ended its season with a dinner banquet on Thursday, March 8. Information provided by Cathy Dietsche. Photos provided by Robin Cottiss and Pat Fogarty.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
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It looks like there’s more precipitation in the forecast today, but the high temperature will be in the mid-40s. Can’t ask for much more in mid-February, we think. Let’s take a look at what’s going on today. You Need to Taste Wine Like a Pro: So head over to the at 7 p.m. and listen to Kenn Pogash of Chester ShopRite Wine & Spirits, who will help teach you how to taste wine like a pro. Non-alcoholic beverages will be used for the demonstration. You Need to Get in the Game: There’s only one sport in action for today, and it’s the boys and girls varsity fencing teams heading to Hunterdon Central for a match at 5:30 p.m. ! You Need to Hear a Good Lecture: Over at Centenary College in Hackettstown, Galia Albin, advisor to the Prime Minister of…