Saturday, December 8, 2012
Paramus Catholic Stuns Bergen Catholic to claim the Group 4 Non-Public State Championship with a 37-34 victory.
Starting the game with junior standout Jabrill Peppers in the Wildcat formation the Paramus Catholic Paladins took an early 7-0 lead over Bergen Catholic. Peppers carried the ball 19 times for 212 yards and two scores, but it was the work of Steve Shanley late in the game that sealed a title for the Paladins, Shanley completed all seven of his passes, including a tight spiral he lofted right into the hands of Tyrone Washington for a 55-yard touchdown down the sideline with 1:16 left in the game to lift Paramus Catholic,to a 37-34 victory over Bergen Catholic in the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 4 final at MetLife Stadium. Bergen Catholic took its first lead of the game with 6:56 left to go in the fourth quarter when Johnny Sebastian scored on …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
For the second time this season, Bergen Catholic and Paramus Catholic will take to the field in a gridiron match-up. But this time a state title is on the line
For the first time in six years, football fans will see a different Bergen Catholic opponent in the Non Public Group 4 title game as the third seeded Crusaders take the field against top seeded Paramus Catholic on Friday 8pm at MetLife Stadium. For these two teams, whose new found rival hit an all new high two weeks ago in the Turkey Bowl (won by BC 35-21), tonight's game would actually be the second all-time playoff meeting between both sides. The last time they met in the postseason was in the 1992 Parochial North A State Final, which saw BC emerge victorious with a 44-34 win. To date, Bergen leads their series against the Paladins 30-2 with their dual losses to Paramus Catholic in 1976 (10-8) and 2006 (18-16). After defeating Don Bosco…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Turnovers prove costly for Paramus Catholic in second annual Turkey Bowl
In the second annual Turkey Bowl between Bergen Catholic and Paramus Catholic, multiple turnovers proved costly for the Paladins as the Crusaders roared to a 35-21 victory and effectively shut down PC's wildcat formation. Utilizing the Wildcat early on in the game worked against the Paladins as John Feaster nabbed the first turnover and Jon Germano made quick work steamrolling the Crusaders down field with three consecutive throws to JJ Kulscar for a five-play touchdown as James Dawson shouldered his way in for a one-yard touchdown. Jabrill Peppers woul take off on a 75-yard run across the dirt field to tie the game out of the wildcat. The four-man powerhouse unit of Germano, Kulscar, Feaster and Dawson made easy work of Paramus Catholic's…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
In the 2012 Tri-State top 25 preseason poll, both parochial schools were listed in the rankings
Thursday, September 6, 2012
MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s 24/7 HD network dedicated to everything high school, announced the Tri-State Top 25 football pre-season rankings this week. The lists were announced and discussed during the premiere of A Quick: 60, hosted by Mike Quick which helped kick off the senior year of MSG Varsity. Quick has been contributing his knowledge of all things high school sports for the past 20 years andA Quick: 60, a LIVE weekly call-in show, has become the place football fans turn to for the most comprehensive news and information. The show is designed to bring in top coaches, athletes and analysts to provide the audience the chance to interact and discuss their local teams. “The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time and …
Friday, July 27, 2012
After a Bergen County judge allows sexual assault charges to move forward against two former Paramus Catholic staffers, attorneys for both men plan appeals. One of the lawyers has brought in a criminal defense attorney known for high profile cases.
A lawyer for one of two former Paramus Catholic High School employees charged with engaging in sexual conduct with female students during a school trip to Germany said Friday that he will appeal a judge's ruling that allowed prosecutors to move forward with their case against the men. Attorney Raymond Flood, who represents Artur Sopel, said the appeal will be filed by Monday. Robert Galantucci, the attorney representing Michael Sumulikoski, the other former employee charged in the case, filed for an appeal on Thursday, according to NJ.com. Sopel, 32, of River Edge, and Sumulikoski, 28, of Elmwood Park, were arrested on April 5, 2011 after two teenage girls alleged they engaged in sexual conduct with the pair during the February 2011 trip. …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Bergen judge rules Wednesday that sex assault charges against former Catholic high school staffers can move forward despite alleged crimes occurring during overseas trip
Two former Paramus Catholic employees can be charged for allegedly having sex with students on a school trip to Germany, according to a Superior Court judge's ruling Tuesday. Artur Sopel of River Edge and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park were arrested on April 5, 2011 after three teenage girls alleged that they had engaged in sexual conduct with the pair during a February trip that year. An additional girl, a former student at Paramus Catholic, came forward later stating she engaged in sexual activities with Sopel in spring of 2010. The men pled not guilty to the charges following their arrest and were indicted by the Bergen County Grand Jury on 25 counts. Defense attorneys Philip De Vencentes (representing Sumulikoski) and Ray Flood (…
Monday, July 9, 2012
A potential ruling by Superior Court on Monday in the alleged sexual misconduct of two former Paramus Catholic High School employees was delayed after a New Milford man kicked a water pipe causing flooding and evacuation of the county courthouse.
Defendants and prosecutors in the Paramus Catholic High School sex case involving two former school employees will have to wait for a new date. A judge was expected to decide on Monday if Artur Sopel of River Edge and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park could be charged by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office for alleged sexual misconduct during a 2010 student trip the men chaperoned to Germany. But the decision was delayed after irate drug defendant Benjamin Blohm from New Milford allegedly kicked and busted a water pipe on the third floor of the Bergen County Courthouse causing flooding, damage, injuries, and the evacuation of the premises. Sopel and Sumulikoski were arrested on April 5, 2011 after three teenage girls alleged they had …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Artur Sopel of River Edge and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park were indicted on alleged sexual misconduct during a school trip to Europe.
A judge is expected to decide on July 9 whether the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office has the authority to charge two former Paramus Catholic High School faculty members with alleged sexual misconduct during a trip the men chaperoned to Germany, NorthJersey.com reported. Artur Sopel of River Edge and Michael Sumulikoski of Elmwood Park were arrested on April 5, 2011 after three teenage girls alleged that they had engaged in sexual conduct with the pair during the February trip. An additional girl, a former student at Paramus Catholic, came forward later stating she engaged in sexual activities with Sopel in spring of 2010. The two men pled not guilty to the charges following their arrest and were indicted by the Bergen County Grand Jury on…