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Fundamentals are key to Boonton comeback

Boonton Mid-Summer Preview By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball Since Boonton had a new coach and was coming off several losing seasons, expectations were not very high last year. The Bombers emerged as a pleasant surprise and Sammy Asani gained more and more attention as one of the area’s top scorers. “The kids got gradually much better,” […]

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Morris Knolls should benefit from lessons learned

Morris Knolls Mid-Summer Preview By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball It wasn’t a pretty picture for most teams competing in the NJAC-American last year. When the top two teams in the Morris-Sussex area (Pope John and Mount Oiive) were vying to be among the best in the state and others were having exceptional years, a retooling team […]

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Matching recent success a tough task for Hanover Park

Hanover Park Mid-Summer Preview By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball They may not have been the most successful basketball team in Hanover Park history, but Coach Todd Hartman believes the 2013-14 edition of the Hornets will always be something special. “It was one of my favorite teams ever,” Hartman said. “They were the most selfless team ever. […]

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Wayne Valley defends Morris Knolls Summer League title

Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball DENVILLE — Wayne Valley defeated Hanover Park 39-30 to capture its second consecutive Morris Knolls Summer League title on Tuesday. Wayne Valley built a 22-16 advantage at the half and repelled several Hanover Park runs to earn the victory. The Wayne Valley players received a pat on the back and a bag of candy […]

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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 Preview 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 Preview 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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