Monday, January 28, 2013
An evening of celebration, thanks, awards, scholarships and recognition of this year's football players, coaches and season.
Monday, January 28
It was a great season for Ridge Red Devils football, the Ridge cheerleaders and the supportive Ridge Touchdown Club. And Sunday afternoon's annual banquet team was an opportunity to recognize all that hard work, remember the bright moments, and recognize achievements. And of course, have some fun! Scholarships and awards were handed out during the banquet at the Bridgewater Marriott on Sunday afternoon. That included the first-ever C. Harry Bush Memorial Scholarship, awarded to senior Frank Ciongoli, in honor of the legendary Ridge football coach who held the position from 1965 to 1988, who died this past year. The award was presented by his daughter, Laura Bush. Of course, the afternoon was also a chance to remember good times and have …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Seniors honored as Red Devils' comeback runs out of time against Watchung Hills.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
This year's Ridge High School Red Devils football team played the final game of the season on Wednesday night against Watchung Hills in an evening that included a tribute to the senior class students on the team, the cheerleaders and band members who made this season happen. But the pre-Thanksgiving contest couldn't produce another win for Ridge (7-3), which streaked through seven consecutive wins before posting three close losses. The team played a rescheduled final season game and senior night at Lee Field, a game that was originally was set to be played the Friday after Hurricane Sandy, when power remained out at all of the district schools. The game played on Wednesday included a food drive with the cooperation of both teams to aid N.J…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
After a long post-Sandy break, the boys in green will be back at home.
The Ridge Red Devils football team will be back at Lee Field behind Ridge High School at 7 p.m. on Friday night, playing a first-round state tournament game that will mark the team's first game since the Friday before Hurricane Sandy struck on Oct. 29. The matchup is against Bridgewater High School. The Municipal Alliance Against Substance abuse will be at the game, giving away free t-shirts. If Ridge wins on Friday, the team will be back home on November for another round against whoever wins this Friday night's contest between Watchung Hills Regional High School and Piscataway, said Ridge Athletic Director Rich Shello and Head Football Coach Bill Tracy. Ridge's season record is 7-1 after the team's only loss this fall, against Hunterdon…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Despite comeback, and then taking the lead, the boys in green, and pink, give up season's first loss to Hunterdon Central.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Ridge High School Red Devils Football team came back from a 21-0 lead held by Hunterdon Central in the first quarter of Friday's home "pinkout" game to tie up the score by the end of the second quarter, and then even take the lead for a while on a touchdown by Mike Sibilia. But the game was closed out with two final unanswered touchdowns by Hunterdon Central, which wrapped things up with a 42-35 victory over the previously undefeated Ridge. Ridge's season record is now 7-1. The team already has secured the Mid State 38 Watchung Division. Hunterdon Central was up 21-0 with that team's 3rd touchdown scored at the 7-second mark of the first quarter. Visitors Hunterdon Central then kicked off and the ball went into the endzone. On the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Recognition of breast cancer awareness month will add a touch of pink to 7-0 Ridge Red Devils.
Even if they add a touch of pink to their uniforms on Friday night, you probably won't mistake these guys for girls. The undefeated Ridge High School Red Devils will take on Hunterdon Central at home at 7 p.m. on Friday and also recognize "pinkout night" for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The 7-0 team has a number of special events planned for Friday night: Pink t-shirts have been sold all week at Ridge High School, and spectators are encouraged to wear pink. The Ridge Touchdown Club will be raffling a special "PINK" basket at the game. It will be on display before the raffle at the apparel table. Bella's Field Box will be up and running The team has invited Program for Exceptional Children to the game for some special recognition and …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse will sponsor Red Devils football senior night on Nov. 2.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Bernards Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse will sponsor the Ridge Senior Night football game against Watchung Hills and promote its campaign against teen alcohol use at 7 p.m. at home on Friday, Nov. 2. Members of the Alliance will be on hand with giveaways and prizes, as well as to answer any questions about their latest campaign, “It’s 21 for a Reason.” Municipal Alliance coordinator Kaitlin Kordusky said, "The football game is a great setting to spread the word about 'It’s 21 for a Reason' and the Municipal Alliance’s mission of preventing underage drinking. This will be a fun night with giveaways and prizes, and of course, cheering on our team!” The Ridge High School football team now is undefeated 7-0. “It…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Both the Bernards Mountaineers and Ridge Red Devils have tallied up 6-0 seasons.
It doesn't seem to hurt the toughness of either the Ridge High School Red Devils or Bernards High Mountaineers to be adding a touch of pink either to their getup on the field and for their fans in the stands. Both teams are undefeated, and both are heading out for away games on Friday night, to begin at 7 p.m. And both have added a little pink to their gridiron performances in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cheerleaders for both teams also have added some pink to their outfits during the last month. Ridge travels to Cranford on Friday night, following last Saturday's 31-14 victory over Plainfield, clinching the Mid-State 38 Conference's Watchung Division title. The following Friday, Oct. 26, will be Ridge football's "pinkout night…
Friday, October 12, 2012
This week's game is an away event in Plainfield on Saturday.
This year's undefeated Ridge Red Devils have been drawing overflow crowds, and last Friday's homecoming win over North Hunterdon High School had many special guests and a senior class with plenty of spirit mixed in with a solid fan base. This week, the Red Devils will face Plainfield High School at an away game that begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The team will arrive with a 5-0 record after last Friday's 34-0 defeat of Ridge High School. The victory had even more meaning because along celebrating Homecoming Night, a number of special groups to attend the game, including members of the Class of 1967, which was celebrating its 45th reunion. Tracy said the game was dedicated to longtime Ridge football Coach Harry Bush, who died last spring and…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Ridge Senior Mark DePasquale, with some filming by senior Kieran McCarthy, creates video/short film of Homecoming victory.
Ridge High School senior Mark DePasquale has produced his own short film of last Friday's winning Homecoming game against North Hunterdon High School. He submitted the YouTube video to Patch in a blog. DePasquale said some of the filming was done by senior Kieran McCarthy. DePasquale said he attended last Friday's game with his camera because, "I hadn't filmed any high school football game in over three years. Since it was the homecoming game I figured that game would be appropriate to make a video for," he said. He said he also wanted to make at least one football video this years, since he has multiple friends playing on this year's varsity team, now 5-0 into the season. He said that McCarthy was willing to come out on the field and try …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Red Devils roll past North Hunterdon to improve to 5-0 on the season.
The buzz was that it was a game not to miss, for many reasons. In a season of games that have continuously satisfied fans, the Ridge High School Red Devils celebrated Friday's homecoming game with a 34-0 win over their opponents from North Hunterdon High School. A string of wins that started with the Red Devils trouncing Montgomery the first week of school, leading to a sweet victory over rival Immaculata High School and posting a most recent win against Somerville High School last week has led Ridge to a 5-0 season. Nick Franzese, Evan Skea, Mike Sibilia and Adam Walker scored touchdowns. Next week, the team faces Plainfield High School in Plainfield, and head coach Bill Tracy said that means a lot of hard work for the team, with "focus…