Sunday, May 13, 2012
Cougars grab only lead of game with 19 seconds left in regulation.
Jaclyn Leto scored with 12 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Chatham High girls lacrosse team to a 13-12 win over Mendham Saturday night in the Morris County Tournament championship at Roxbury High School. IN SHORT The Cougars roared back in the second half, erasing a three-goal halftime deficit with 10 goals in the second half. Chatham also trailed 11-8 with about seven minutes remaining before scoring five out of the game's final six goals. COUGAR OF THE GAME Jaclyn Leto—Leto scored four goals, including the game winner. Leto was named MVP of the tournament. COACH'S TAKE "Going into the last time out, we knew we had to get the draw. We had the momentum coming our way and the girls were battling as hard as they could. We just …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Berntsen scores 25 points, including winning basket with three seconds remaining.
Jonathan Berntsen's last-second layup propelled the fourth-seeded Chatham High boys basketball team to the Morris County Tournament championship with a 77-75 win over sixth-seeded Mount Olive Saturday night at the County College of Morris. It was the Cougars' second MCT title and first since 2007. IN SHORT With 11 seconds remaining in the game, the ball came from out of bounds to Berntsen, who broke away and scored a layup with just three seconds left. Mt. Olive took the ball out of bounds and called a time out with just 1.8 seconds remaining, but was unable to get off a final shot. "I saw how upset my sister was last night after the loss to Jefferson and I knew I didn't want that to happen to me," Berntsen said. "I was ready to do …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Cougars take on Mt. Olive at 7 p.m. at the County College of Morris.
The Chatham High School boys basketball team is full of confidence as they head to the Morris County Tournament final against Mt. Olive Saturday at 7 p.m. Head coach Todd Ervin and co-captains Colin Brown and Jonathan Berntsen talked to Patch about their preparation for Saturday's game and the team's strengths and chances of bringing home a county championship. Presale tickets for the game are sold out, but tickets will one on sale at the door.
Tournament MVP Lapszynski nets 28 for Jefferson.
The Chatham High School girls basketball team competed for the Morris County Championship against Jefferson Friday evening at FDU in Florham Park. The Cougars held with Jefferson until the half, but were outscored 32-16 in the second half in a 57-40 loss. IN SHORT The first half was a very even contest and it looked like it would be a dogfight until the end. But after the break, tournament MVP Sammy Lapszynski took off, scoring 10 in the third and six in the fourth for a 28-point night. The Cougars battled throughout the second half, but were unable to keep up. Trying to post some 3-pointers in the final quarter, the Cougars went outside. Amanda Berntsen and Sam Kennedy each converted a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, but it was not …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Boys follow with their county tournament game Saturday, and girls swim team head to state finals on Sunday.
The Chatham High School boys basketball team heads into their Morris County Tournament game Saturday on a roll after their 50-43 victory over Jefferson Thursday. Also on Thursday, the JV boys basketball team was defeated by Jefferson 47-44. The following games are scheduled for Friday: The following games are scheduled for Saturday: The following games are scheduled for Sunday: The Chatham High Athletic Booster Club next meets on Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Chatham High media center.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The weekend abounds with sports and live music.
The Chatham High School boys and girls basketball teams rev up for the Morris County Tournament this weekend, and the girls swim team hopes to repeat their glory in the state finals. If you'd rather stay closer to home, Chatham venues offer plenty of musical entertainent ranging from a cappella to Broadway stars. The weekend is your oyster, go out and enjoy. Learn Medicare and Medigap Where/When: Library of the Chathams, 2 p.m. Friday Why go: a specialist will demonstrate how to receive a personalized report through the library's Medicare and Medigap database. Price: Free. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call (973) 635-0603 Book Club @ The 'Bu When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at Zebu Forno, Morristown Why Go: You're interested in chatting…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Cougars win 1-0 in rain soaked final
The Chatham High School boys soccer team met rival Delbarton at a neutral field in Roxbury Wednesday night to play the Morris County Tournament. Delayed for the October snow storm and later for post season conflicts, the game was worth the wait albeit somewhat marred by a persistent rain. FINAL IN SHORT In the fifth minute of play, Trip Burke made a diagonal pass near the top of the penalty box to David Gill who rolled the ball behind goalie Luke Rossi and into the Delbaton goal. The goal would stand as the game winner for the Cougars. Except for the lone goal, the play was generally even in the first half with both teams have opportunities to score and both being sent packing by the respective defenses. But the second half would see a …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Cougars outlast Roxbury, advance to face Delbarton in MCT championship.
The Chatham High School boys soccer team faced off with Roxbury in the semifinals of the Morris County Tournament Sunday afternoon at Morris Catholic High School. The game finished scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and was decided in penalty kicks. Chatham advances to next Sunday's championship game against third-seeded Delbarton, which upended Whippany Park 2-0 in the other semifinal. IN SHORT The setting was the upper field at Morris Catholic, a beautiful but small turf field. The two teams exhibited very different styles of play: Chatham has a fast paced, aggressive, technical attack while Roxbury plays a strong defensive game that depends on long balls over the top and opportunistic scoring. The Cougars dominated the game …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Cougars unable to overcome early five-run deficit as Pequannock wins third straight county title.
The Chatham High School softball team lost to Pequannock 5-1 Thursday night in the Morris County Tournament championship at Roxbury. Chatham fell behind early as starting pitcher Amanda Fazio and company saw the Panthers, winners of the past three Morris County tournaments, capitalize on Chatham fielding miscues and scored five runs in the first two innings. “We practice all week on playing deep, because we felt like we got beat by the long ball the last game,” Chatham head coach Alexis Davies said. “And then they got a couple of little short balls in. I think our adrenaline was running a little bit too high and we bobbled them and gave them an extra base here and there.” Trailing 5-0, the Cougar offense struggled to get going against …
Mendham hangs on, despite Cougars' late surge.
The Chatham High School girls lacrosse team lost to Mendham High, 15-11, in the Morris County Tournament championship Wednesday at Roxbury High. The Cougars’ defense struggled to stop Mendham’s high-powered offense all night, most notably Mendham junior Aly Messinger, who scorched Chatham for a game-high seven goals, and Nicole Graziano, who netted three. Those struggles led to two Mendham scoring runs, as Chatham allowed a 5-0 run in the first half, followed by a 4-0 run in the second. “They did not play a good game defensively at all,” Chatham head coach Deb Marriott said. “In the first half, and the first part of the second half, we didn’t pressure the ball out the way we were supposed to. We also didn’t send the help in the second …