Sunday, June 9, 2013
Jim Delaney, the Mustangs coach the past two seasons, will coach at Wallkill Valley, according to a news report.
Montville Township High School football coach Jim Delaney has resigned his post in Montville so he can work closer to his home, according to the Daily Record. Delaney, who will coach at Wallkill Valley, told the newspaper it's difficult to leave Montville and the Mustangs have "a lot of good kids coming back." Delaney came to Montville from High Point in 2011. The team was winless his first year and won three games this year.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Annual event that celebrates cancer survivors and honors those who died of the disease will be held in Montville High School.
Montville's Fifth Relay for Life will be held in the Montville Township High School gyms instead of at Camp Dawson on account of the rainy weather forecast. The annual overnight community event draws hundreds of attendees and participants. The event celebrates cancer survivors, honors those who died of the disease and has raised more than $545,000 for the American Cancer Society since Montville's first relay in 2009. "Due to the rain forecast, we have moved the Relay for Life of Montville to inside of Montville High School's two gyms," Annabel Pierce, a member of the event's Publicity and Marketing Committee, said in an email Thursday. "The event will start tomorrow 6/7/13 at 8 pm tomorrow night as scheduled. The participants can still …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Montville Education Foundation award will let program's sound evolve, adviser says.
The Montville School of Rock has been awarded a grant by the Montville Education Foundation for new equipment that will allow students to “sound like the bands they listen to on the radio,” School of Rock adviser Anthony Sia said in a news release about the award. The School of Rock grant application was successful partly because of testimony from alumni of the program, which was created by Sia in 2005. “The outstanding component of Mr. Sia’s application was the interview,” MEF President Michael Abramson said. “We had asked that he come prepared to explain how the grant would satisfy student’s educational needs. "He brought several alumni with him who shared their experiences and explained why and how the group’s sound needed to change.” …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
'We're almost there,' district business administrator says.
When Montville Township High School seniors graduate on June 20, they could be walking on a new synthetic turf field to collect their diplomas. Installation of the field is on schedule and, weather permitting, the field could be ready for use in June, the school district business administrator said this week. "If anybody has been out towards the front of the high school, I'm very proud to say it looks like we have a synthetic turf field," school district business administrator James Tevis said at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. "We're almost there," he said. Asked by school board Vice President Dr. Matthew Kayne if the field would be used for the graduation ceremony, Tevis said he expects it will. "At the moment, I foresee graduation…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Newsweek ranked Montville High School No. 34 in the state.
Montville Township High School ranks No. 34 among the "Best High Schools" in New Jersey on a list published by Newsweek. The publication on Monday released its 2013 list of "America's Best High Schools," ranking the top 2,000 public high schools "that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads." Montville's state and national ranking jumped from a year ago. It was No. 415 in the nation this year, compared to No. 847 last year. In New Jersey, it ranked No. 34 compared to No. 69 last year. The publication considers graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE schores and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Field project has been 'moving along great,' district business administrator says.
Read: Turf Field Construction to Kick Off at High School
Tami Lake drove in winning run in semifinal game.
A single up the middle by Montville's Tami Lake drove in the winning run in the Morris County Tournament semifinals this week, with the Mustangs ultimately topping West Morris 5-4, according to a Star-Ledger report. Montville is scheduled to face Whippany Park for the county title at 6 p.m. Thursday at Peterson Field in Rockaway. Emily Mulligan, who hit a grand slam to give Montville the lead in the quarterfinals earlier this week, tied Thursday's game with a solo homerun in the fifth inning, the report said. The last time Montville and Whippany Park faced off in a Morris County Tournament final, in 2007, the Wildcats won, according to Soar-NJ.com.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wednesday's home game against Pequannock will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Pink hats will cap the usual green, white and gold uniforms of Montville Township High School's baseball team when it hosts its first “Go Pink for Cancer” game against Pequannock on Wednesday. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at home. Pink hats will be on sale and donation cans will be passed around to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said Cheryl Manfra, Mustang Association vice president. "It is the first event of its kind done by the M.T.H.S varsity baseball team and we hope it will be a huge success and a new tradition for the team," she said. "These are two local towns coming together for a really great cause." Students and community members are invited to attend the game and wear pink to support the teams and Komen, which works to…
Mustangs advance in Morris County Tournament.
Montville's Emily Mulligan hit a grand slam over the left field fence to help the Mustangs secure a 5-4 win over Morris Knolls in the seventh inning of a Morris County Tournament quarterfinal game over the weekend, according to a recap on the school website. Montville faces West Morris in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Thursday at Paterson Field in Rockaway. In Saturday's quarterfinal game in Rockaway, the Mustangs entered the seventh inning trailing 2-0 and then loaded the bases with a single from Tami Lake, Sam Booth reaching on an error, and Rachel Inglesino hitting a single. Megan Patierno was hit by a pitch, scoring Lake, according to the Star-Ledger, and then Mulligan hit the grand slam. Montville pitcher Jessica Shalongo stopped a Morris …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Community support needed to help fund upcoming concerts.
The Montville Township High School Percussion Ensemble is asking for the community's help to fund the remainder of their 2013 concert tour and recording of their debut album. The percussion group has launched a kickstarter.com fundraising page and raised $1,150 of the group's $2,000 goal as of Thursday. The page said the group has 18 backers. In order to fund the project, the group must raise $2,000 by April 20 at 3:02 p.m. "Our biggest challenge right now is being able to fund our concerts at the end of the year, pay for commissioning fees for the new pieces being written for us, as well as securing funds to record our CD," the group posted on the kickstarter page. "While Montville High School and the Montville Band Boosters have been …