Sunday, November 20, 2011
Students and their families get together at Annin Middle School to recognize their teamwork all season.
The Ridge High School Touchdown Club held its annual "Senior Breakfast" on Saturday morning at William Annin Middle School. The event brings together the senior members of the band, cheerleading and football squads and their families to share some together-time, food and some laughs after the season is over. TD Club president Paul DeMarco thanked all the people who make the season a success, both behind the scenes and on the sidelines. He expressed his appreciation for the integration of the three different squads and how important they are to Ridge. "We are one football community," DeMarco said.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Red Devils unable to overcome early deficit to Lenape in Group 4 final.
The Ridge High School girls soccer team fell to Lenape 2-0 Saturday in the NJSIAA Group 4 championship at The College of New Jersey. Lenape, which beat Ridge in the 2008 final, scored two first-half goals for the victory Saturday. FINAL IN SHORT Ridge was slow to gain steam at the start the game. Lenape took advantage and Courtney Kovac scored in just the fifth minute of play. Ridge made some offensive runs, but Lenape took a commanding lead with 10 minutes left in the half when Katie Rigby scored to make it 2-0. "The first half we came out a little sluggish, we weren't ready for it, and they got two balls in on us," Ridge senior Jackie Tobia said. "The second one, we put our heads down a little bit. At half time, we said 'we can't lose …
Ridge girls tennis team wrap up their most winning season in seven years at end-of-season banquet.
Ridge High School Girls Tennis Team wrapped up it's 'winning-ist' season in seven years with a banquet this week at Maggiano's Little Italy in Bridgewater, also saying goodbye to three seniors. Wrapping up its season with a record of 11-6, the Ridge varsity girls tennis team celebrated the participation of three graduating seniors — Kelli Williford, Lyndsey Byrnes and Maddy Schwartz. Coach Chad Griffiths in his seventh year coaching the RHS girls tennis team, and was thanked for being an encouraging coach to both junior varsity and varsity tennis teams, taking great pride in the team and the players' dedication to the sport. The junior varsity team coached by Michaela Stoudemayer finished its season with a record of 12-2. The JV team had …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Team will travel to College of New Jersey in Ewing to take on nemesis Lenape Regional from Burlington County.
The Ridge girls soccer team will face the team from Lenape Regional at The College of New Jersey for the Group 4 final championship match at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Ridge team beat the previously undefeated Montclair girls soccer on Tuesday when Kelly McWhorter scored the sole goal of the game in the 67th minute of the game to clinch a 1-1 victory. The Ridge High School girls soccer team now advances to the Group 4 championship game, which will be played in the college in Ewing. The Lenape girls soccer team, from Burlington County, won the state championship against Ridge in 2008. Ridge's season record is 16-4-3. Stay posted to Patch for updates and a story.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Gibbons lone representative for boys after finishing fourth individually at group meet.
The Ridge Red Devils cross country team participated in the Group IV championship meet this past Saturday, qualifying several runners—including the girls’ team and star runner Tyler Gibbons—for the Meet of Champions this Saturday in Holmdel. The girls' team finished fifth at the group meet, capturing the last wild card berth into the Meet of Champions. It was a great accomplishment for the Red Devils’ girls, despite what their coach said was not their best day. “We just didn’t show up that day, unfortunately,” said Red Devils’ head cross country coach Tim Mooney. “It was probably our weakest race of the year so far. It was disappointing; fortunately, they still move on.” The previous week, the girls had won a sectional title. Mooney said …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Ridge football ends the season as a team that knows the meaning of teamwork, as well as with a 48-14 victory over Kearny.
Friday's game on a chilly night — which ended up as a victory against Kearny that boosted the Ridge Red Devils football final record to 3-7 for this year — was the last time that many of the players and other supporters who had participated this fall would be together on Lee Field. (unless you count as graduating seniors next June.) The 48-14 win at home over Kearny was a nice touch, as was the continuing support from parents, cheerleaders, the Ridge Marching Band and a chunk of diehard fans, some of them wrapped in blankets. Moms sold football sweatshirts and other memorabilia, and cooked chili and distributed warm drinks at the Devils Food kitchen. Our final football fans of the year said they were there to show their pride in the Red …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Friends Dwayne Feaster, Nico Abbate and Grant Rappert stick it out to the end.
This week's final Red Devils football fans are three friends who made it to their team's last game for 2011. Dwayne Feaster and Grant Rappert, eighth graders at the William Annin Middle School and Nico Abbate, a freshman at Ridge High School, were at the edge of the field even before the post-season game started on Friday night. The post-season game against Kearny would be the Red Devils last game for this year. So why did they come out on a cold winter night? "The pride of the Red Devils," said Grant. Dwayne said he had been at every game. Nico's reason? "The cheerleaders, mostly." Nico added that the enjoyed seeing the Red Devils win sometimes, and it was particularly exciting to see the game go into overtime against Linden. Dwayne said …
Ridge Red Devils football wins 48-14 in post-season game against Kearny.
"When you support your team, you're going to be there in good times and bad," said Red Devils football (and Ridge marching band) fan Mike Mason, one of the brave who watched the football team's final game of the year on Friday night. As temperatures dipped into the lower 40s, and after the end of the Red Devils' regular season, the crowd was sparse, although the stands had started filling in by the end of the first quarter. By that time, the Devils were giving the diehard fans a show for their money, leading the Kearny Cardinals by 21-7 after the first quarter. Johnny Graves ended the last few seconds of the quarter by topping off the lead with an extra kick. The game was played at home at Lee Field. UPDATE: The final score was 48 to 14, …
Haskel, Romano, Campo convert penalty kicks as Red Devils advance.
The Ridge High School girls soccer team turned the tables on rival Bridgewater in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 sectional final Thursday afternoon, winning on penalty kicks after the two teams played a scoreless draw in regulation and overtime. Last year, Bridgewater eliminated Ridge on penalty kicks in the sectional semifinal round. 1st 2nd OT-1 OT-2 P-Kicks Final Bridgewater (14-6-3) 0 0 0 0 2 2 Ridge (15-4-3) 0 0 0 0 3 3 IN SHORT This was an intense game between two very evenly matched teams as the Red Devils and visiting Panthers played to a scoreless draw for 100 minutes, 80 in regulation and another 20 in two overtimes. The Red Devils had their best opportunity to score 26 minutes into the game as Stephanie Campo broke got …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Girls varsity soccer takes on Bridgewater-Raritan at home at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Looking for something to do with the kids during the teacher's convention? The Ridge girls varsity soccer team is playing in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 4, State Sectional Championship against Bridgewater-Raritan High School at 2 p.m. on Thursday at home at Lee Field at Ridge High School. Ridge is a Group 4 high school, which is the largest of the four public school ratings (small schools are Group 1, large schools are Group 4). Sixteen Group 4 schools qualified for the North 2 tournament, and we're down to Ridge and Bridgewater (the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds of the 16). Visit the Ridge soccer program website for more information, and background.