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Thursday, January 8, 2014
WRESTLING:Old Tappan tops Demarest to take control of league title race
|Old Tappan's Anthony Aiello (top).
DEMAREST – In a dual meet between two teams that can fill all 14 weight classes there are always going to be a couple of bouts labeled as toss-ups going in that are going to determine the outcome. On Wednesday night in the matchup between Northern Valley/Old Tappan and Northern Valley/Demarest, all of those bouts that were considered pick-ems went the way of the road team and made it a comfortable night on the scoreboard for Old Tappan, which took control of the league title race with a 51-16 victory. “We score all of the matches beforehand to try to figure out what is going to happen,” said Old Tappan head coach Rob Ortiz. “Being conservative, we thought it was going to be a pretty close match and we thought we might have some issues.” One of those that was deemed too close to call came at 138. Demarest had won two of three bouts to sneak back in match in terms of team score when Old Tappan's Declan Ward took the mat. Ward had a 1-0 lead heading into the second period and picked up three near-fall points when he turned Aidan Meyer from the top, but Meyer got out, picked up two for a reversal and set off a scramble, the outcome of which weighed heavily in the outcome. MORE...
NVOT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COVERAGE
|Old Tappan setter Kelly Brogan.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:In the here and now, Demarest beats Old Tappan in
Group 3 final
BOYS SOCCER:Wayne Hills gets the decision with overtime PK
BOYS SOCCER:As season winds down, Old Tappan is just revving up
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Demarest comes back to oust NV/OT; will meet IHA in final
GIRLS TENNIS:Demarest sweats it out, but beats Old Tappan to reach semis
GIRLS SOCCER:Crevani scores four as Old Tappan breaks down
FOOTBALL:Old Tappan proves a cut above rival Demarest
FIELD HOCKEY:West Milford changes its alignment and changes its luck
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Kaiser carries Old Tappan past Demarest