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Pequannock moves forward after bittersweet finish

Pequannock Mid-Summer Preview By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball By the end of the 2013-14 season the Pequannock Golden Panthers felt equal measures of pride and sadness. The pride that came from winning a state tournament game was tempered with the loss of the team’s most loyal supporter. “We won some tight games early on,” Pequannock coach […]

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Back to the Future for Butler

Butler Mid-Summer Preview By Mark Kitchin Basketball has never been the prominent sport at Butler High School. So whenever any basketball team reaches double digits victories for the season, it’s a special time for the Bulldogs. Butler’s senior clad team had a memorable season. At a small school, it usually means the following year is […]

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Roxbury is preparing for a bounce-back season

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball It’s difficult to win with a young team. The athletes work hard but find difficulty dealing with their first taste of varsity level play. They are inconsistent, then the injuries come, than if there are a string of losses it is nearly impossible to get a team back on its winning […]

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Guard tandem gives West Morris stability

West Morris Mid-Summer Follow By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball It was difficult to know what to expect from West Morris boys basketball last year. After more than a decade, the Wolfpack had a new coach and a renewed determination to shake things up and not get frustrated over past setbacks. As a group they had a […]

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What can Jefferson do for an encore ?

Jefferson mid-summer follow By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball The Jefferson Falcons were the feel good story of the 2013-14 basketball season. They started surprisingly fast winning 21 consecutive games to set a school record. They ended up making semifinal appearances in the Morris County Tournament and state semifinals before bowing out with a 25-2 mark. Going […]

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Montville’s Warech signs new deal

Morriscountyvarsityboys basketball Former Montville standout Travis Warech has signed a two-year deal with Ludwigsburg MHP Giant, a team in Germany’s top league it was reported recently. Terms of his signing were not disclosed. Last year, Warech had a very successful rookie season. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete averaged 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds for Oettinger Rockets […]

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Romano takes over at Dover

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball It may have seemed like a quick turnaround for the Dover boys basketball program but for John Romano his new job as the Tigers varsity basketball coach was years in the making. Romano was hired in early June, just two weeks after last year’s coach Brian Phillips left and the job […]

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Summer League success gives Roxbury a lift

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball HOPATCONG — Coaches always have mixed emotions about summer league basketball. Not everyone shows up for every game and lessons learned in a gym without air conditioning might easily be forgotten months later when the games count for real. However, when Roxbury emerged as champion of the Hopatcong Summer League last […]

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Roxbury edges West Morris in Hopatcong Summer League final

Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball HOPATCONG — Roxbury rallied from a 10-point deficit with 2:49 left to defeat West Morris 47-46 and capture the Hopatcong Summer League title on Tuesday. Anthony McMyne had back-to-back scores in the final 30 seconds to cap an 11-0 run for the Gaels in the championship game of the 10-team tournament that was held […]

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West Morris and Roxbury advance to HSL final

morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball HOPATCONG — Roxbury meets West Morris in the title game of the Hopatcong Summer League for boys basketball. The game will be played on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the old gym at Hopatcong High School. The 10-team league had its playoffs on Monday after a strong week of two-a-day games. West Morris, the […]

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