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Ridgewood Lacrosse Star Jackie Wolak Named National Player of Year

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Ridgewood NJ, Jackie Wolak of Ridgewood named National Lacrosse player of the year. The Notre Dame-bound senior scored 79 goals to go with 42 assists, 135 draw controls, 50 caused turnovers and 106 ground balls. She finished her career, which included two seasons at Saddle River Day , with 492 points and as the New Jersey Player of the Year.

Ridgewood finished ranked No. 6 in the Mid-Atlantic region and No. 11 nationally, according to the Nike/US Lacrosse rankings.

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Ridgewood Crew Wins Silver and Gold at the SRAA National Championship Regatta!

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Nashport Oh, Ridgewood Crew has just returned from the SRAA National Championship Regatta hosted by the Scholastic Rowing Association of America on Dillon Lake in Nashport, Ohio. Ridgewood Crew entered 8 events out of a total of 496 entries from 156 clubs.

The primary function of the SRAA® is to run the Scholastic Championship Regatta each May, determining the North American Champions. High school athletics does not allow sporting events to be held which decide national champions. This regatta, nevertheless, is informally recognized by the rowing community as a national championship.

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Reader say , forget the lights , clean the porta potty and pick up the litter at Maple field

Reader says , “How about putting in more portable toilets. Because one is not enough. And that’s only cleaned once a week always disgusting. Anyways feel free and full of poop. That one needs to be cleaned at least three times a week. I’d rather go to the bathroom in the parking lot. As a Taxpayer and field user. I don’t know who is in charge of parks and recreation but they don’t see this. Open up your eyes.”

Another reader stresses ,  “making sure the fields are kept up whether it is have her employees pick up bottles or clean the Porto potties ”

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Kickball at Schedler Park ?

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Ridgewood NJ, The Schedler Ad Hoc Committee offered a compromise plan to install one multi-use sports field, a walking trail, bathrooms and 44 parking spaces on the property. It  has been said the sports field will be used primarily for “kickball”.

But several readers  wanted to know what kickball was , and voiced suprise kids still play it. 

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Ridgewood Crew Perform Impressively at the 2019 5th Manny Flick

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Ridgewood NJ, For the third week in a row, the Ridgewood Crew athletes took to the water, this time for the final event in the pre-season series. Sunday, April 14, 2019, on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, 85 rowing clubs gathered to compete in the 5th Manny Flick. Ridgewood had 15 boats race in 13 events. Award Winning Results included…

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Chuck Johnson Gets his 270th Career Win ,as Ridgewood Gets past Passaic Tech

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Maroons got the better of a fumble exchange in the fourth quarter to overcome a 13-10 deficit and pull out a 24-13 win over Passaic Tech. The win was the 270th win for Ridgewood coach Chuck Johnson’s 41-year career (235th at Ridgewood) and the Maroons improved their record to 2-1 on the season and also picked up their first division win after playing two independent games. eer Wins as Ridgewood will look to get a third straight win next Friday when they head to Bauerle Field in Paterson to take on Eastside.

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Long Time Ridgewood Lacrosse Coach Resigns !

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Ridgewood NJ, longtime RHS girls lacrosse coach Karla Mixon, has resigned leaving Ridgewood’s top girls lacrosse program. She stepped down after 18 seasons at Ridgewood. Mixon took over the varsity squad in 2001 leading to a 337-59 career record, Mixon sent dozens of players to the Division I level and produced several All-Americans. Under Mixon the Maroons won six state championships under Mixon and won all 14 Bergen County titles since the event began.

Mixon also led her team to a pair of wins in the Tournament of Champions in 2010 and 2011 and this past June, the Maroons reached the Tournament of Champions final and ended the year ranked No. 21 by US Lacrosse Magazine. Mixon leaves Ridgewood as the Number 1-ranked team with seven returning starters and at least nine college-bound players.

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Ridgewood High School soccer programs are hosting , Super Super Saturday

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood High School soccer programs are hosting a great event – Super Super Saturday. On Saturday, September 15th all six RHS soccer teams play continuous games from 11 am to 9 pm. SSS will be holding a 50/50 raffle. One lucky winner will take home half of the proceeds. The remaining portion will be used to support both the girls and boys soccer programs. In addition, our soccer programs have selected two charities which will benefit from SSS – Michael Feeney’s BEST DAY EVER and The John Theurer Cancer Center at HUMC (Multiple Myeloma program).
Tickets are $10 each. The winner does not need to be present to win.

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Ridgewood Football Coach Chuck Johnson set to start his 35th season

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Ridgewood NJ,Ridgewood Football Coach Chuck Johnson,is set to start his 35th season , looking to improve on last years 8-3 record , with a loss in North 1 Group 5 semifinals and an overall team ranking # 9.

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Schedler Ad Hoc Committee: Back to Building Ball Fields

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December 21,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, in the Schedler Ad Hoc Committee Presentation to Village Council , it appears nothing has changed and the committee seemed to disregard all efforts of by local historians ,neighbors and friends of Schedler .

The committees presentation to the Village Council was basically reduced to a full on push for more ball fields at Schedler and nothing else matters .

The report suggest the Schedler was nothing more than a use of open spaces funding as a land grab for sports fields .

Like parking the need for ball fields in town has been questioned and the complete lack of transparency of field use has lead to little taxpayer support .