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James Dygos (West Milford High School) was a junior on the roster of the Ramapo College (Mahwah) men’s track and field program, as a competitor in throwing events this past season. Dygos earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors in the discus throw. Listed as an information technology management major, Dygos also earned New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) First Team All-Academic honors.

The Roadrunners placed second in the team scoring at the NJAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Rowan University in Glassboro.

Victoria Torp (West Milford high School) was a sophomore pitcher for the Stockton University (Galloway, NJ) softball team this spring. Torp, played in 37 games and started in 27 of them for Stockton. She had 12 pitching victories and two saves this past season. Torp had a 3 4 earned run average and struck out 37 batters.

The Ospreys posted an overall record of 26-21-1 and they were 9-7-1 on their home field. In the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) they had a mark of 9-8-1. Stockton advanced to the NJAC Tournament where they defeated Montclair State University (3-2), William Paterson University (1-0) and Ramapo College (7-6). They lost in the NJAC Tournament to William Paterson University (6-3) and Kean University (5-2). The Ospreys then played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament where they toppled the College of New Rochelle (6-1) and Penn State Altoona (3-0) but lost to Arcadia University (11-3).

Zach Haid (West Milford High School) was on the roster as a sophomore who played attack for the Delaware Valley University (Doylestown, Pa.) men’s lacrosse team this spring. Haid is listed as a business administration major.

Del Val had an overall record of 6-8, with half of those wins occurring on their home field. In the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Division they had two victories.

Adrianna Barone (West Milford, Pope John High School) was a sophomore outfielder for the DeSales University (Center Valley, Pa.) softball team this year. Barone, listed as a digital art major played in 14 games and started in three of them for DeSales. She had three hits, with a run batted in, scored three runs and had a .231 batting average.

The Bulldogs had 13 overall victories, with three wins on their home field. In the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Division they posted four wins.




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