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Ridgewood Takes State Baseball Title!

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Ridgewood NJ,  Ridgewood, one of most successful High Schools in a variety of sports earned its very first-ever state baseball title. The Maroons baseball team won the first state championship in program history by defeating Eastern Regional, 2-1,in the NJSIAA Group 4 final at Veterans Park in Hamilton on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Senior Sam Favieri started the scoring with an RBI sac fly and finished the game by pitching a perfect seventh inning, for the  Maroons . Both Maroon runs scored on sacrifice flies. Favieri drove in David Kleiman, who led off the game with a single. Then later in the drama-filled sixth inning
Anthony Stephan drove in pinch runner Dan Boucher toad the go a head run. Boucher ran for catcher Brian Skettini, who rolled an infield single between the mound and first, then went first-to-third on the pitcher’s throwing error.

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Ridgewood Takes Bergen County Tournament Championship

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Demarest NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons captured the 61st Bergen County Tournament championship . Ninth-seeded Ridgewood, took on 10th-seeded St. Joseph of Montvale in the final. Ridgewood scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 10-7 comeback victory in front of a packed crowd in Demarest. The Maroons captured their first Bergen County Tournament title , making their first appearance since losing to St. Joseph in 1986.

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Ridgewood Maroons Reach County Finals for the First Time in 32 years

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Demarest NJ, Getting a three-run burst in the fifth inning was all it took , for the ninth-seeded Ridgewood Maroons ,earned a 3-0 shutout win in a game dominated by pitching over fifth-seeded St. Mary of Rutherford in the semifinal round of the Bergen County Tournament on Saturday at Demarest.

This ends a Ridgewood’s  32-year drought for the Maroons reaching Bergen County Tournament final . The Maroons will take on St, Joseph at Saturday May 25th 1 pm at home.

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Ridgewood falls to Piscataway at MetLife Stadium

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons fell short in their effort to take down undefeated Piscataway. In a FINAL at the North Jersey Group 5 Bowl Game at MetLife Stadium on Saturday morning Piscataway 31 Ridgewood 21. Ridgewood scoring Will Cardew 26 yard TD run, McDermott 27 yard pass TD catch James Miller 2 pt conversion & James Hogan 1 PAT .

Ridgewood Senior Running Back Will Cardew has now passed Brian Mercer (2004) as the single season all time rushing leader at Ridgewood High School.

Ridgewood Football ended the 2018 season as New Jersey North 1 Group V State Champions with an Overall 10-3 / Division 6-0 vs TOUGHEST public school schedule in New Jersey and NJSFC Liberty Red Division Champ.

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Ridgewood Wins the North 1 Group 5 State Championship 14-13

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December 5,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations to the Ridgewood Maroons for winning the North 1 Group 5 State Championship at MetLife Stadium by defeating Passaic County Tech 14-13! The Maroons completed their 12-0 season and first perfect campaign since the middle fifties .

As chronicled on this blog MetLife Stadium had been the home of many disappointments both on and off the field for the Ridgewood Maroons over the years ,but this time thanks to a strong defense it was a different tune.

With the offense struggling to gain its rhythm, the Maroons defense stepped up and forced a pair of turnovers deep in the Passaic Tech territory. The takeaways led to all of Ridgewood’s scores and the state championship.

The breaks went all Ridgewood surviving an extra point try to tie with 1:24 remaining on the clock and the 14-13 victory led to the first perfect campaign since 1956.The win also marked the fifth state sectional championship for the Maroons and the first since 2004.

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Ridgewood Maroons Move to 8-0 remaining undefeated

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October 29,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons savor a sweet victory over Passaic Tech to remain undefeated this season . Ridgewood ranked is No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, and the Maroons got at least some small measure of revenge on Friday night, as they topped Passaic Tech, 14-7, in a rematch of last year’s North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 final.

Last year they beat the Passaic Tech Bulldogs in the regular season,only to lose to them in the sectional final, 27-0, a few weeks later.

Ridgewood’s win puts their regular season record to 8-0 and almost guarantees a spot as the top seed heading into this year’s playoffs.

The win leaves Ridgewood with just one game left at home against Paterson Eastside next week and one win shy of a perfect regular season.

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Ridgewood blanks Clifton 30-0

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September 25,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Maroons football team won Friday’s home conference game against Clifton by a score of 30-0.

Ridgewood was lead by Zach Feagles who had 20 carries rushing for 148 yards and two two-yard second half touchdowns.

Jack Barclay had a 26-yard TD run in the second quarter and Wylie Sherman kicked three first half field goals of 38, 42, and 32 yards and converted three extra point attempts for Ridgewood.

Drew Granski had 11 carries and rushed for 109 yards for Ridgewood.

Clifton’s Sadiq Pitts had a standout night with three catches for 66 yards .

2016 Varsity Football Schedule

Fri. Sep. 30 Northern Valley Home 7:00pm
Fri. Oct. 7 Passaic Away 7:00pm
Th. Oct. 13 Bergen Tech Away 6:30pm
Fri. Oct. 21 JFK Home 6:00pm
Fri. Oct. 28 PCT Away 7:00pm
Fri. Nov. 4 East Side Home 7:00p

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Ridgewood Maroons Take Home Opener

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September 10,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons took their home opener at RHS stadium 34 to 19 over Hackensack .Ridgewood’s Drew Granski rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns and  Zach Feagles of Ridgewood also rushed for 119 yards and had two Touch downs. Calling the plays from the both for the Ridgewood High School Football season opener vs Hackensack was Councilmen Ramon Hache.
the season schedule is as follows:

9/9 7:00pm Hackensack (Hackensack, NJ)
Location: Ridgewood High School
Ridgewood 34 – Hackensack 19

9/16 7:00pm @ Paramus (Paramus, NJ)
Location: Paramus High School

9/23 7:00pm Clifton (Clifton, NJ)
Location: Ridgewood High School

9/30 7:00pm NV – Old Tappan (Old Tappan, NJ)
Location: Ridgewood High School

10/7 7:00pm @ Passaic (Passaic, NJ)
Location: Passaic High School

10/13 7:00pm @ Bergen Tech (Hackensack, NJ)
Location: Bergen Tech High School

10/21 6:00pm Kennedy (Paterson, NJ)
Location: Ridgewood High School

10/28 7:00pm @ Passaic County Tech (Wayne, NJ)
Location: Passaic County Tech High School

11/4 7:00pm Eastside (Paterson, NJ)
Location: Ridgewood High School