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The Denver Broncos released quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, the team announced Tuesday.The move was made in correspondence to the addition of two players, veteran kicker Brett Maher and wide receiver Nick Williams. The Lodi, New Jersey, native has been with the ...
The move was made in correspondence to the addition of two players, veteran kicker Brett Maher and wide receiver Nick Williams. The Lodi, New Jersey, native has been with the Broncos since they signed him to their practice squad in December 2022.
Guarantano, once a Bergen Catholic standout, was considered the No. 7 recruit in the NJ.com Top 50 in 2015 and a four-star recruit. Despite recruiting efforts from Rutgers, where his father Jim is a member of the Hall of Fame, and Ohio State, he committed to Tennessee. In 2016, Rivals ranked Guarantano No. 2 in the state and No. 37 nationally.
In Tennessee, Guarantano played five seasons. In 41 games for the Volunteers, he completed 61.3% of his passes and threw 38 touchdowns. He moved to Washington State as a graduate transfer in 2021 but was only able to appear in two games after undergoing knee surgery.
The Arizona Cardinals gave Guarantano his first NFL opportunity when they signed him to their practice squad in September 2022. They released him one month later, giving the Broncos an opportunity to sign him to their taxi squad in December. He earned a promotion to the active roster, serving as the third-stringer behind Russell Wilson and Brett Rypien, earning the praise of then-Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett, who is now the Jets’ offensive coordinator.
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“He has some really good intangibles,” Hackett said via Zack Kelberman of SI.com. “His ability to throw the football is very good. He has very good athleticism up to this point.”
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LODI — Nearly an entire school year after his arrest, the disgraced superintendent of Lodi public schools has officially resigned.Douglas Petty was arrested last August in Seaside Heights, accused of punching a woman he was within the head during a fight outside a bar.The Lodi Board of Education named ...
LODI — Nearly an entire school year after his arrest, the disgraced superintendent of Lodi public schools has officially resigned.
Douglas Petty was arrested last August in Seaside Heights, accused of punching a woman he was within the head during a fight outside a bar.
At the same time, the board voted to suspend a school employee whose name was not publicly disclosed — restricted by employee privacy requirements.
Months later, on Wednesday night, the board accepted an unnamed employee’s resignation, to cheering from those in attendance, as reported by NorthJersey.com.
Earlier in the week, the New Jersey Education Association had urged public support for Superintendent Douglas Petty to resign.
The NJEA on Friday confirmed to New Jersey 101.5 that it was Petty's resignation accepted on Wednesday.
“Stand with the Lodi Education Association (LEA) as they take a stand against domestic violence and urge the Lodi BOE to accept Superintendent Douglas Petty’s resignation. Public schools should be led by the best role models the educational community has to offer, and clearly this isn’t it,” an earlier Facebook post by the NJEA said.
The post linked to a form letter, that said in part, “Lodi Superintendent Douglas Petty has been found guilty of assault in an act of domestic violence against a woman. This behavior has no place coming from someone hired to oversee our schools, let alone one who is in a profession that is predominately occupied by females. Moreover, Dr. Petty has an ongoing history of poor decision making prior to coming to Lodi."
The same NorthJersey.com report said that a “decision had been reached in Petty’s case” two weeks earlier in Seaside Heights Municipal Court.
LODI, N.J. -- The coastal storm that wreaked havoc on northern New Jersey on Sunday night into Monday downed trees, flooded communities and forced rivers beyond their banks.The Saddle River at Lodi was just one of several bodies of water that overflowed.The Ho-Ho-...
LODI, N.J. -- The coastal storm that wreaked havoc on northern New Jersey on Sunday night into Monday downed trees, flooded communities and forced rivers beyond their banks.
The Saddle River at Lodi was just one of several bodies of water that overflowed.
The Ho-Ho-Kus Brook busted beyond its banks in Ridgewood after more than five inches of rain fell.
Village Hall had to be pumped and swept out. Also, the football field flooded and the turf warped. Officials delayed schools for two hours and then set elementary students home early after power went out. Backyards filled with water near the brook. Juliann Ofodile shared that her garage filled with water, but thankfully her basement did not.
"We were okay. I feel terrible for our neighbors. Their car was totaled," Ofodile said.
Officers tied the neighbor's car to a tree to keep it from being washed away. Ofodile's neighbors on the other side were too exhausted to speak with CBS New York on camera, but shared the force of floodwaters was too much for their brand-new, reinforced garage door to handle. Their basement filled with water.
In Paramus, wind gusts exceeding 50 mph toppled a tree onto a home before daybreak.
"We turned the lights on and that's when we actually saw a branch through the roof of the ceiling," the homeowner said.
Not all who attempted to cross Wait Street and 5th Avenue in Paterson found success Monday morning. Cars stalled out in floodwater and needed the helping hand of a tow truck.
Problems in Pompton Plains were magnified midday as the Pompton River reached major flood stage, shutting down a stretch of Route 23 and threatening local businesses.
"The water has been coming up very quick and within hours it's getting closer and closer," resident Travis Jung said. "We've just been trying our best to get everything off the ground because a lot of this stuff is electric and very expensive if it gets ruined."
"I'm walking around now just deciding whether to start picking up or not," resident John Diamond said.
For Diamond, water threatens his home when the river gauge hits 21 feet. As of 3 p.m., the gauge measured 20 feet, 4 inches and rising.
The Pompton River is expected to crest at 20 feet, 7 inches, hopefully sparing Diamond. As for the Saddle River at Lodi, water levels should go down Monday night into Tuesday.
LODI – This was far from your ordinary postgame team photo. This was last one on this field for this team. Ever.The 10 members of the Immaculate Conception Blue Wolves softball team joined their coaches and overheated costumed mascot (he had to be warm) near home plate at Hilltop Elementary School following their 10-0 win over St. Dominic in Tuesday’s North Non-Public B semifinals.They advanced to Friday’s sectional final to face Morris Catholic, the same team that has beaten them the last two y...
LODI – This was far from your ordinary postgame team photo. This was last one on this field for this team. Ever.
The 10 members of the Immaculate Conception Blue Wolves softball team joined their coaches and overheated costumed mascot (he had to be warm) near home plate at Hilltop Elementary School following their 10-0 win over St. Dominic in Tuesday’s North Non-Public B semifinals.
They advanced to Friday’s sectional final to face Morris Catholic, the same team that has beaten them the last two years for the title.
But for this team, this coach and this school, this was the last official game ever at Hilltop, with Immaculate Conception set to close at the end of June.
“I didn’t realize it until one of my coaches said it before,” Blue Wolves coach Sarah Piening said. “It kind of brought it home. I’m an alumna here, and to have the ability to coach here and be the last coaches on this field is a blessing, to say the least.”
“I will never forget IC,” sophomore outfielder Ryann Burke said. “It was like a big home away from home. We are all one big family.”
And this family is staying together.
Piening, who won four state titles as a Blue Wolves pitcher, said when the news broke that her school was closing, she wasn’t sure she wanted to keep coaching.
“We didn’t have any passion to coach anywhere else besides IC,” Piening said. “But the fact that the girls wanted to stay together and play for us meant a lot. We only want to coach them. We love them.”
Piening expects to bring her staff and the “majority” of the girls to St. Mary in Rutherford. IC only has one senior and one junior, so the transfers — yes, NJSIAA rules mean you don’t have to sit out if your school closes — will immediately impact a Gaels program that has struggled in recent years.
“We all want to stay together, so I plan on going to St. Mary’s,” said Burke.
“We’re changing uniforms,” Piening said smiling. “We’re staying together as a family, and at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.”
Under legendary softball coach Jeff Horohonich, the Blue Wolves became a North Jersey power — maybe the North Jersey power — in the last decade, winning a state-record eight consecutive sectional titles and seven Non-Public B titles from 2013-2019. They never won a Bergen County championship, but they did play in the first Tournament of Champions final in 2017, losing to cross-county rival Immaculate Heart Academy.
No coach in North Jersey has had to deal with the surge of emotions like Piening has had to do.
“It hasn’t been easy,” she said. “We have been blessed to have girls who have pushed through. They have been on an emotional high, in a good way. Obviously, it’s a sad circumstance, but they have kept everything under control.”
“We had a sad day the day we all came back to school after the announcement,” Burke said. “It was a really, really rough day. The last day will definitely be bittersweet, but we’re eager to see what the future holds.”
Against St. Dominic, Immaculate Conception (19-5) stole bases with ease, and pitcher Gabby Weiss struck out 11 in the win on a gorgeous Tuesday afternoon. Laila Henson and Ava Fredette had two RBIs each for the No. 2 seed Blue Wolves.
Top-seeded Morris Catholic (23-6) will pose a much stiffer challenge. The Crusaders beat IC, 4-2, in last year’s sectional final and 11-1 in 2021.
“They’re a good squad,” Piening said. “We’re looking forward to a good game. We have a lot of respect for them. We know we have to play our best.”
The athletics season isn’t finished yet for Immaculate Conception. Its first-year flag football team plays for a league title Wednesday against Harrison. If this was a movie script, the Blue Wolves would win that championship and the sectional softball title in some dramatic fashion, but sports is no movie.
“There’s no better way to go out,” Piening said. “I've told them, ’It’s the last time wearing your jersey. Be proud to be the last team for Immaculate Conception softball, so go out with a bang’.”
It'll actually be the last time anyone wears an IC jersey. The Blue Wolves will join Queen of Peace, Paterson Catholic and Don Bosco Tech (among others) in the scrapbook of North Jersey’s defunct diocesan schools.
Sometimes, decisions are made, and your home suddenly isn’t your home anymore. But when it’s time for the picture, you smile and bring out the mascot — because even if your school closes, you're still in the family.
Immaculate Conception High School in Lodi, a sponsored ministry of the Felician Sisters of North America, announced Friday that it will close at the end of the school year, June 30.The decision was announced to the school community in a letter from George Abaunza, the board chair, who cited enrollment issues and increased maintenance costs.The letter said 29 of the current 34 e...
The decision was announced to the school community in a letter from George Abaunza, the board chair, who cited enrollment issues and increased maintenance costs.
The letter said 29 of the current 34 employees will be let go, including 13 full- and part-time teachers, nine staff members and seven administrators.
The letter said no decision has been made regarding the disposition of the property, which is owned by the Felician Sisters of North America Inc.
The school has been open since 1915.
Abaunza said the decision was made with a “heavy heart” but that the strategic plan that covered the school for 2019-24 was not going to be enough moving forward.
“Although we were confident in our strategic plan, we were confronted with a perfect storm of factors, some of which were not anticipated, including COVID-19,” Abaunza wrote the community. “Even though ICHS responded adeptly in educating the students during COVID-19, the factors that weighed most heavily on us were the size of our enrollment and cost of facility upgrades needed.
“While total enrollment did increase, which included a mixture of students from both public and private/Catholic schools over the past few years, the declining enrollment from feeder schools is simply too much to sustain the school in the long term. The increase in ICHS enrollment helped with the revenue, but the number of students needed to ensure future sustainability is not attainable in the economic climate and demographic area in which ICHS is located.”
Abaunza said the upgrades needed for the facilities are also significant and would require attention in the near future.
He also said donations and grants are more difficult to come by in the current economy and, even when attainable, they would not be at the level that is needed.
“Even with modest increases in advancement revenue, it became apparent to all of us that we could not bring in the amount of enrollment and financial resources needed for the viability of the school over the long term,” he wrote.
Abaunza said the board hoped that making the announcement at this time would help provide ample time for those impacted to plan and make the necessary changes.
“We recognize that there is never an ideal time to share such painful news, and we share in your sorrow,” he wrote.
“The decision to close the school was not made lightly, and we all will grieve the loss of Immaculate Conception High School. As is the ICHS way, we will work together to make sure that each impacted individual finds a new path for their future. In the Catholic tradition, we want everyone to come out of this transition stronger.”