Former students who claim they were sexually abused by priests while attending Bergen Catholic file claims for $16.5 million settlement.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Don Bosco pulled ahead and away from Bergen County in the third quarter to win their second consecutive county title.
The Don Bosco Ironmen outscored the Bergen Catholic Crusaders 5-1 in the third quarter of the finals in the Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament. That scoring outburst made all the difference and propelled the Ironmen to a 10-6 victory and their second straight Bergen County championship. The Ironmen had a rough go of it in the first half. Bergen Catholic goalie Matt Pedrick was on point early on and held the Ironmen to just three first-half goals. “They came out playing hard. We were struggling with our shots and their goalie played really well," said Don Bosco captain Teddy Sisco-Tolomeo. Don Bosco looked like a different team in the second half. They came out very aggressive, snatched control of the game and never looked back. "In the …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Baseball teams are on a run for both schools this week while River Dell lacrosse both dropped tight losses
Both the Bergen Catholic golf team and track javelin squad set new records this past week. Crusaders golf set a new course record when they defeated Don Bosco 150-164 at Upper Montclair with three golfers shooting under par – Ryan Rose stroked a 28, eight points under par (36), while teammates Zach Egermayer and Steven Weingroff carded a 34 and 37 respectively. The Crusaders golf team also picked up wins over Passaic Tech (148-181) and Northern Highlands (149-165) while claiming their fourth straight team title in the Garden State Cup over The Peddie School. At the same time, the Bergen Catholic javelin relay team of Nick Regan (172'10"), DeShaun Morris (160' 3"), and Garrett Hessman (140' 11") smashed the previous school record set in …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
After elder brother Kyle Quiero signed his letter of intent this winter to Northwestern University, younger brother Cameron has verbally committed to the same school
After playing together for three years at Bergen Catholic, brothers Kyle and Cameron Quiero of Verona will take the field again together in the fall of 2014. Kyle, who will graduate this June previously committed to Northwestern, will be joined by Cameron following his own June 2014 commencement as the younger Quiero verbally committed to the Wildcats this week, according to Inside Northwestern. The Bergen Catholic junior turned down offers from Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt along with previous visits to several schools in North Carolina. The outside line backer made 36 tackles during his junior season. Older brother Kyle, a wide receiver and defensive back, is currently ranked sixth in the Crusaders individual defensive records for recording …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Alecko Eskandarian, a former professional soccer player, has joined the NY Cosmos as an assistant coach.
After sweeping his way into the Bergen Catholic record books, New Jersey native Alecko Eskandarian has returned home to the Garden State after years of playing professional soccer on the West Coast. His career sidelined by injuries, the Mahwah resident will now take his experience as an athlete and help lead others as the newest assistant coach of the New York Cosmos. The return home also has an added special meaning as Eskandarian's father, Andranik played for the original Cosmos in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The elder Eskandarian's career allowed for the family to immigrate from Iran to New Jersey. "Soccer has been an instrumental part of my life since I was a baby," Eskandarian said. "I was born into it and grew up watching the …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
From the diamond to links, courts and lacrosse field, River Dell and Bergen Catholic athletes kicked off their spring season running
Spring has finally arrived and with it the opening of baseball, softball, lacrosse, track, boys tennis and volleyball seasons. And after a long winter, each of the River Dell and Bergen Catholic student-athletes ran to early season victories to open their respective schedules. River Dell boys lacrosse returns its top scorers with Steve Luca and Kevin Barry and standout goalie Ben Sagerman and have already raced to the top of the leaderboard with a 14-4 upset over Old Tappan and ecaped with a 5-4 victory over St. Joseph Regional. Monclair-bound Emily Wong and the girls lacrosse team opened their season with a 10-7 win over Wayne Hills and then a 12-3 victory against neighboring Paramus. Baseball split their first two games with a 4-3 win …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Teaneck rowing coach to lead prestigious event; Bergen Catholic to compete
The fourth annual Championship Regatta, directed by Teaneck's rowing coach, is planned at Overpeck Lake, the Bergen County Executive's Office announced Thursday. As many as 20 New Jersey high school teams will compete in the North Jersey Championship on the lake April 13, according to the county. College teams from top schools including Columbia University, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania will also take to the water in the Childs Cup, intercollegiate rowing's oldest cup event. The university teams will begin racing at 8:30 a.m. and the high school competition, featuring 38 events, will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Last year, Bergen Catholic made its rowing debut in the regatta as team captain Simon Lezaja took first place in the …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Five former athletes and two lay-brothers will join the school's Hall of Fame on Sunday evening.
Tonight the Bergen Catholic community will welcome seven new members into the school Hall of Fame at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge. The 16th Hall of Fame, which already includes 155 members, is sponsored by the Alumni Association. The new inductees include: Harry Carle, Class of 1985 (Athlete) – Harry enjoyed an outstanding four-year career on the Crusaders’ cross country and track teams. He was a First-Team All-County selection four times and was an All-State cross country honoree in 1984. The Record selected Harry to its All-Decade cross country team for the 1980s. He won the 1984 County Meet of Champions cross country title and three other individual county titles on the track, and also holds six school records. Br. Thomas Jude Jensen, C.F.…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Approximately 70 student-athletes were honored for their contributions to winter athletics
With the spring athletic season just around the corner, approximately 70 River Dell and Bergen Catholic student-athletes were named to an All-County team for their contributions this past winter. Below is a break down of which athletes were nominated to an All-County team or received honorable mention: Boys Indoor Track First Team - Dan Lynch (600m), Bergen Catholic Second Team - Zach Hubner (300m) and Brandon Jurasin (high jump), both of River Dell Third Team - Austin Berninger (shot put) and Calvin Hartman (pole vault) both of River Dell; Bergen Catholic 4-x-400 Relay (Brian Castro, Kyle Ellerson, Lynch, Craig Scheuring); Bergen Catholic 4-x-800 Relay (Joe Ludwig, Lynch, Matt Morano, Mike Whalen) Honorable Mention - Castro (sprints), Ted…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Bergen Catholic junior and freshman each returned home to Oradell with a state championship
After three days and four opponents, Bergen Catholic junior Johnny Sebastian and freshman Nick Suriano walked out of Atlantic City with a state title to their name after a one point victory over their opponents. Both athletes sprinted their way into the finals after handing their opponents major decision losses in the pre-quarterfinals, a split decision/techincal fall in the quarterfinals and major decisions in the semis. Their final victories, Suriano a 3-2 decision over Don Bosco's Kyle Bierdumpfel and Sebastian's 4-3 win against Hammonton's David Williams makes the duo the second pair of Crusaders to return as state champions in a single season. The last time Bergen had two state champions in the same year was in 2007 with Joe Trause …