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Morristown-Beard looks to make history in MCT final

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball If you ask Eddie Franz, the success of this year’s basketball team has nothing to do with his illness. If you ask his Morristown-Beard players, it has everything to do it. If emotion plays a role in this year’s Morris County Tournament final, it is squarely in the Crimson’s corner. Morristown-Beard […]

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Streaking Morristown-Beard overcame early obstacles

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball When Morristown-Beard lost three of its projected starters before the season began, the team had to figure out the best way to move forward. Roles changed, back ups became starters and the Crimson had to figure out a new style to suit their athletes. After a slow start, Morristown Beard has […]

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Puzzling performance has Morristown-Beard looking for answers

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball MORRIS TWP. – They are a Crimson-clad puzzle. A running, jumping riddle in sneakers. They are the players on the Morristown-Beard boys basketball team and they have their coach Eddie Franz looking for clues that would provide an answer for why a talented group of athletes are not playing to their […]

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Franz to be inducted in NJSCAA Hall of Fame

Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball Morristown-Beard’s Eddie Franz has been named to the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The Crimson coach will be among many coaches of all sports that will be feted in a banquet on Sunday, April 14 at the Pines Manor in Edison. Morristown-Beard varsity coach Eddie Franz will be inducted into the […]

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Mo-Beard edges Montville in MCT Prelims

By Mark Kitchin MorriscountyvarsityboysbasketballMORRIS TWP — It’s always important to learn from mistakes but are there times where it is okay to forget them? That’s tough to say but it might be good that Morristown-Beard’s Stephen Sangree has a short memory when it comes to a turnover or two during a game. Sangree, a junior […]

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A new experience for Morristown-Beard

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball It’s a different year for Morristown-Beard basketball. So different that their long time coach Eddie Franz has been looking inward at some of his own basketball behavior as well as the outward results of his teachings. “I apologized to the kids after the game (against Dover, a 49-40 win),’’ Franz said. […]

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Plenty of new faces for Morristown-Beard

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball Morristown-Beard 2012 season review Morristown-Beard had a lot to be happy about during the 2012 season, but it may be awhile before it can reach those heights again. The Crimson finished with a 21-5 mark and an NJAC Division crown to its credit. Now with some graduations and defections, and a […]

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Morristown-Beard captures No. 1 seed in Morris County Tournament

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball DENVILLE – Unbeaten Morristown-Beard emerged as the top seed when coaches met for the Morris County Tournament boys basketball seeding meeting held at the Morris Catholic library on Sunday. Morris Knolls, defending champion Mendham and Chatham fill out the first four seeds while Madison, Mount Olive, Mountain Lakes and Randolph rounded […]

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Morristown-Beard survives late ML rally to stay unbeaten

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball MOUNTAINLAKES– Morristown-Beard coach Eddie Franz was exasperated after his team’s victory while Mountain Lakes coach John ByDook was quietly encouraged after his team’s loss. Close games are liable to generate mixed emotions especially with a growing rivalry like the one the Crimson and the Lakers have going. Senior forward Brian Bartner scored […]

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Morristown-Beard arrived ahead of schedule

By Mark Kitchin Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball Morristown-Beard Season Review  When this year’s edition of the Crimson hit the floor in November, Coach Eddie Franz didn’t know what to expect. He had lost a talented guard, Josh Brown, at the end of last season to St. Anthony of Jersey City, and his team was filled with underclassmen with limited […]

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