Apr 142015
 
East Brunswick Baseball

East Brunswick Baseball

East Brunswick 6, Hillsborough 5 (9 innings): Hillsborough had a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth, but the Bears scored four runs. Daniel Iannarone’s RBI single drove in the winning run. Hillsborough battled back from a 2-0 deficit with two in the sixth to tie, but fell to 2-2.

Jimmy Suseck went 3-for-5 with a double and run scored. Mike Englehardt was 2-for-4 with two doubles and RBI, Brian Cole had two RBI and a double and Ryan Roberts was 2-for-4 with double, run scored and RBI. Kyle Zackeru also had two hits and a run and leadoff man Eric Zickert had a double and RBI.

Chris Cap got the win with two innings of relief of Victor Dudka. He went seven innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Nick Smutko, Tyler McNamara and Cap combined for six hits and four RBI.

via Baseball: Complete Skyland Conference, other schools roundup for Saturday, Bridgewater-Raritan, Somerville win night games.

East Brunswick Baseball

Apr 142015
 
East Brunswick Volleyball
    East Brunswick dominated West Windsor-Plainsboro South from the start with 24 team kills and 2 blocks. Kyle Loesner and Mark Lysiak each had 5 kills. Marco Lonscar, Russell Caratenuto, Keith Kuchenbrod had 3 kills each. Yoni Auerbach and Ben Harrop had 2 kills each and Ben also got a block as did Russell Caratenuto. Aiden Werder had 4 aces, 11 assists and 3 digs. Tom Pappas contributed 12 assists. Grant Cai had 3 digs in this solid team performance.

    There are also some game pictures on NJ.com

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

    East Brunswick Volleyball

Mar 282015
 

The name "Sayaka” means clear and brilliant in Japanese.East Brunswick junior golfer Sayaka Carpenter has proven over the last two springs that she clearly possesses the talent who could be headed for brilliant things."I think she has the chance to be a scholarship player,” said coach Mark Motusesky, in his eighth season.Carpenter has won two straight Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament titles and captured the Central Jersey Girls League Tournament last season.She will once again be the player to beat in Middlesex County and is looking to draw closer to the state’s elite players. She was 24th in the NJSIAA girls Tournament of Champions last year. Two years ago, she was the first freshman to win the county tournament – in its sixth year at the time, was the second-best in her class at the TOC and finished 16th overall."The sky is the limit for her," said Motusesky. "If she builds up her confidence and improves her short game, she has the ability to one of the best golfers in New Jersey.”

via Girls golf: East Brunswick's Carpenter building toward state's elite class.

There is more in the full article – click above link to read more about this remarkable East Brunswick student.

Mar 152015
 
Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

The final night of the East Brunswick High School presentation of “The Sound of Music” was a great success and played to a sold out show. The Director Jeffrey Alan Davis was setting up chairs against the back wall for those of us that arrived late! This show should be beyond the reach of a high school drama program, but the East Brunswick kids made you feel like you were on Broadway.  Maria played by Marlina Devery a junior at East Brunswick High School sang beautifully and filled this difficult role flawlessly.  The Mother Abbess was played by senior Jackie Giancola who is also Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2015. Her powerful and crystal clear voice was unbelievable for a high school student, I’m sure there would be some chairs turning if she was competing on “The Voice”. Sarabeth Goldberg, a junior, played Sister Berthe and is also in the East Brunswick Choir and the Tri-M National Music Honors Society.  Sister Margarett was played by Kathleen Lonski a senior in her 6th EBHS Drama Club presentation and a singer/song writer that has tirelessly worked to stop bullying.  Sister Sophia was played by Mikayla Luchun a sophomore who is already on her third play with East Brunswick High School.  Captain Von Trapp was played by John Kominkiewicz a senior in his 4th production who handled this difficult role so well, even singing a solo version of “Edelweiss”.  Franz the butler was played by Dylan Weidenfeld a senior in his 7th production.  Frau Schidt the housekeeper was played by Sydney Kilcoyne who is in her 4th production.  Liesl Von Trapp (16) was played by Alana Sackman a junior in her 4th production who also is in the Concert Choir and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Friedrich von Trapp (14) was played by Alex Leonhardt a junior in his 5th production. Louisa von Trapp (13) was played by Elisa Almeida a junior in her 4th presentation who is also in the Folio Club and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Kurt von Trapp was played by Dan Rogozenski in his third production.  Brigitta von Trapp was played by Nishika Bagchi a sophomore in her second presentation.  Marta von Trapp was played by Jessica Razak a sophomore in her first production.  Gretl von Trapp the youngest was played by Maria Vypryazhkin a very talented 6th grader at Hammarskjold Middle School. Her singing of “So long farewell” song was really charming. Rolf Gruber (17) was played by Jared Schectel a junior in his first production who handled this big role like a veteran.  Elsa Schraeder was played by Farrah Cukor a senior in her 5th production.  Max Detweiler was enthusiastically and entertainingly played by Zach Adams a senior.  Baron Eberfeld was played by Nicole Lagos a junior in her third production.  Herr Zeller was played by Larry Fried a senior in his first production.  Frau Zeller was played by Brianna Gilmartin in her third production.  Admiral von Schreiber was played by Adam Nuzzi a senior.  Also appearing in the play were: Grace Spielman, Hallie Baum, Clara Massoud, Ivy Li, Fiona Gaffney, Cachel Nemeth, Amelia Murray-Cooper, Julia Nathanson, Jordan Taha, Sophie Adams, Jackie LeSeur, Stefanie Braun, rebecca Gavin, Erik York, Rachael Neer, Evie Cukor, Amani Alnababteh, Alka Bhide, Kelly Brady, Darius Washington, Jeff Ade, Jason Ramon, Nick Romanofsky, Steve Tomori, Yahel Ben-Zvi, Jonathan Seltzer

The show featured an amazing set including a two story house, even more amazing when all the snow days are taken into account. The orchestra did a fantastic job throughout production crew also did a great job!

The backstage team did a great job and senior Nick Karalexis was singled out for special thanks after the show.

Overall, this was just an amazing show. Thanks so much to all who helped make it happen, including the PAPA organization.

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

Maria Rainer played by Marlina Devery and The Mother Abbess played by Jacqueline Giancola

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

The ‘Children’ did a great job and the scenery was magnificent including this two story house.

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

The Children in their play clothes. Elsa Schraeder played by Farrah Cukor was fantastic.

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

The party scene with live music and real dancing was great. Maria (Marlina Devery) and Captain Von Trapp (John Kominkiewicz) really looked like they were falling in love

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

The children are so happy to see Maria return

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

Max Detweiler (Zach Adams) does a great job throughout the play – here singing about the joys of looking out for number 1

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

Maria and the Captain were just great throughout the play.

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

The wedding scene

Sound of Music - East Brunswick High School

Herr Zeller (Larry Fried) and the other evil Nazi storm troopers were great.

Mar 072015
 

East Brunswick got off to a slow start early in a similar fashion to their last match against Monroe, a 65-48 loss in the GMC semifinals. However, the Bears came back in the second a third quarter with a switch to a zone defense and created offense by driving hard to the basket.

In the final quarter, the Bears shot too many threes and settled offensively, while also initially having trouble beating Monroe’s press. Freshman Nicole Johnson and junior Allie Warren each scored 10 points to lead the Bears.

“We were settling for threes down the stretch there and I thought a couple of times we could have driven to the basket,” said East Brunswick coach Keith Lane. “I really think defensively, we just made some mistakes out there and good teams will do that to you.”

Lane thanked his girls for a great season.

“I have really appreciated their efforts to bring the program back and not everybody is going to win a county championship. Not everybody is going to win a state sectional and this is a bitter pill to swallow, but after a while you stop and look back 21-6 is a pretty good season.”

via Girls Basketball: Monroe edges East Brunswick in Central Group IV semifinal.

East Brunswick fought hard as can be seen from these tweets, but sometimes things just don’t quite work out. This was a great season and we are all proud of these girls.

Mar 072015
 
Sound of Music

The East Brunswick High School presentation of “The Sound of Music” was a great success and went on as scheduled despite school being closed because of Thursday’s snow storm. The marvelous singing demonstrated by the cast might make you wonder inf Jax will just be the first of many East Brunswick High School contestants in the top 24 on American Idol.  Maria played by Marlina Devery a junior at East Brunswick High School did a magnificent job.  The Mother Abbess was played by senior Jackie Giancola who is also Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2015.  Sarabeth Goldberg, a junior, played Sister Berthe and is also in the East Brunswick Choir and the Tri-M National Music Honors Society.  Sister Margarett was played by Kathleen Lonski a senior in her 6th EBHS Drama Club presentation and a singer/song writer that has tirelessly worked to stop bullying.  Sister Sophia was played by Mikayla Luchun a sophomore who is already on her third play with East Brunswick High School.  Captain Von Trapp was played by John Kominkiewicz a senior in his 4th production.  Franz the butler was played by Dylan Weidenfeld a senior in his 7th production.  Frau Schidt the housekeeper was played by Sydney Kilcoyne who is in her 4th production.  Liesl Von Trapp (16) was played by Alana Sackman a junior in her 4th production who also is in the Concert Choir and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Friedrich von Trapp (14) was played by Alex Leonhardt a junior in his 5th production. Louisa von Trapp (13) was played by Elisa Almeida a junior in her 4th presentation who is also in the Folio Club and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Kurt von Trapp – an exceptionally tall 10 year old was played by Dan Rogozenski in his third production.  Brigitta von Trapp was played by Nishika Bagchi a sophomore in her second presentation.  Marta von Trapp was played by Jessica Razak a sophomore in her first production.  Gretl von Trapp the youngest was played by Maria Vypryazhkin a very talented 6th grader at Hammarskjold Middle School.  Rolf Gruber (17) was played by Jared Schectel a junior in his first production.  Elsa Schraeder was played by Farrah Cukor a senior in her 5th production.  Max Detweiler was played by Zach Adams a senior.  Baron Eberfeld was played by Nicole Lagos a junior in her third production.  Herr Zeller was played by Larry Fried a senior in his first production.  Frau Zeller was played by Brianna Gilmartin in her third production.  Admiral von Schreiber was played by Adam Nuzzi a senior.  Also appearing in the play were: Grace Spielman, Hallie Baum, Clara Massoud, Ivy Li, Fiona Gaffney, Cachel Nemeth, Amelia Murray-Cooper, Julia Nathanson, Jordan Taha, Sophie Adams, Jackie LeSeur, Stefanie Braun, rebecca Gavin, Erik York, Rachael Neer, Evie Cukor, Amani Alnababteh, Alka Bhide, Kelly Brady, Darius Washington, Jeff Ade, Jason Ramon, Nick Romanofsky, Steve Tomori, Yahel Ben-Zvi, Jonathan Seltzer

The production crew and orchestra also did a great job!

If you missed it last night, you have 4 more showings available:

Sat. 3/7 @7PM
Sun. 3/8 @3PM
Fri. 3/13 @7PM
Sat. 3/14 @7PM

Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for students. Purchase online at http://ebhsdrama.org.

You can also help support the Drama Club by dining at the Seville Diner after the presentations and if you present your playbill or ticket stub, 10% of your bill will be donated to the Drama Club!

You can get more information about supporting the Drama Club from the wonderful parents group PAPA at http://www.ebhspapa.org

Feb 272015
 
Sound of Music

EBHS Drama Club presents -The Sound of Music

Enjoy an evening out watching a performance of The Sound of Music, brought to you by the East Brunswick High School Drama Club.

Choose from 5 shows:
Friday, March 6 – 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7 – 7:00pm
Sunday, March 8 – 3:00pm
Friday, March 13 – 7:00pm
Saturday, March 14 – 7:00pm

Tickets:
$14 – Adults
$7 – Students & Seniors

Tickets may be purchased online at http://ebhsdrama.org/

Feb 252015
 

East Brunswick lost a hard fought game against Colonia in the GMC semifinals. The Bears made a sprint toward the end but were not able to close the gap. The Bear Den came out in force and cheered on the team. The following NJ.com article covers the game and includes lots of very nice pictures. Please click the link below to see the full article.

After an even first quarter where Ross and Colonia star guard Chase Barneys went back and forth scoring and guarding each other, Colonia began to execute a balanced attack on the offensive end in the second quarter. Barneys was at the head of the attack, orchestrating the offense from the point guard position and looking for his own shot when necessary, as he finished the game as Colonia’s leading scorer with 13 points, nine of which came in the first half.

To start the second half Colonia’s lead ballooned from six points to 12 points as the half started with that Big Three of Barney, JJ Corbett and Jodrell Thompson each scoring. On the defensive end Colonia held East Brunswick without a field goal in the third quarter until 1:50 remained in the period. The effective defensive pressure and positioning combined with Thompson’s seven point third quarter gave Colonia a 38-22 lead going into the final period.

But in the fourth quarter East Brunswick came roaring back thanks to the vocal support of their student section. Led by Ross’s six fourth quarter points and a defense that forced Colonia turnover after turnover, the Bears pulled to within six with under a minute left, but the Bears couldn’t convert on some fatal misses in that final minute.

via Boys Basketball: "Big 3" backcourt steers Colonia to GMC semifinal win over East Brunswick – NJ.com.

Feb 232015
 

The Falcons will head to Rutgers University on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the RAC after losing to Piscataway in last year’s semifinals.

East Brunswick dug themselves a huge hole in the second and third, but continued to fight in the final quarter with 21 points. Junior forward Allie Warren led the Bears with 18 points, including 10 in the fourth. Coach Keith Lane commended his girls for not giving up.

“I was very proud of the way they played in the fourth quarter. They could have easily quit, but they really fought, battled back and played hard,” said Lane.

This is the second straight year East Brunswick has been eliminated in the GMC semifinals, losing to Bishop Ahr last year. The Bears will try to get themselves ready for the Central Group IV tournament after a tough loss.

“We’ll take tomorrow off, reconvene and maybe a game in between this and the states and see how it goes. Hopefully we can put this behind us and play well in the state tournament,” said Lane.

via Girls basketball: Big runs lead Monroe past East Brunswick in GMCT semifinals.

Athletic Director Yannazzo still had hope late in the game, but the Bears were just a little too far down. Making it to the semi-final game again this year is a good accomplishment. Stay strong for states!

Feb 212015
 
East Brunswick Girls Basketball

NEW BRUNSWICK – The last time East Brunswick High School and Bishop Ahr played against each other was in last year’s Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament semifinal, where Bishop Ahr upset the Bears as an 12th seed. In this year’s tilt, the Bears were able to take the contest on the heels of a dominant second quarter.

Third-seeded East Brunswick scored 28 points in the second quarter, defeating sixth-seeded Bishop Ahr 61-41 in the GMC Tournament quarterfinals at New Brunswick High School on Saturday.

Nicole Johnson, a freshman for the Bears made a huge contribution in the second quarter scoring 11 points and dishing out five assists. Johnson led the Bears with 19 points.

“We could tell that they were trying to foul and we just really wanted to push the ball. This was my best game and I just really wanted to win against them,” said Johnson.

The freshman guard was able to get to work the offense to find senior teammates Julia Simoes and Dayna Scalfani with open three-point looks. Simoes hit three and Scalfani made two, with Johnson adding one of her own to build the lead that the Bears wouldn’t give up.

Scalfani credited extra practice shooting with taking advantage of the 2-3 defense that Bishop Ahr employed.

“In the fast few practices we have been working on our shooting, me and Julia. It was lucky, but we both shot with confidence,” said Scalfani. “They were in a 2-3 the whole second quarter and that came to our advantage, especially with shooters on our team. No matter what, we still and the lane to drive also.”

Scalfani added, “It’s a great feeling. The excitement and enthusiasm we had on the court and bench, it was just great. I’m proud of my team today.”

Head Coach Keith Lane was pleased with his team’s overall performance, citing an excellent defensive effort from his team. East Brunswick controlled the glass and denied Bishop Ahr from getting into any sort of rhythm offensively.

Lane really like the way Johnson and his team attacked the Trojans to build that big lead.

“We practice it and we coach it. We don’t want to just be passive, we want to attack the seams to get a two on one to find the open shooter,” said Lane. “She (Johnson) was able to do that today.”

The goal for East Brunswick now becomes advancing further than the semifinals. The Bears will face the winner of second-seeded Monroe and seventh-seeded South River, which will take place at New Brunswick High School on Sunday at 3 p.m.

via East Brunswick girls basketball defeats Bishop Ahr, advances to GMCT semifinal.

The following tweet from Marcus Border includes one of many awesome three point shots.