Sports History

 

 

Sports History

 

 

Sports Year 1962-63

 

 


 

Spartan Cheerleaders - Majorettes - Twirlers 

 


 

1959

 


 

Beverly Russell

Team Captain

 

Beverly Russell (Class of '60)

 


 

Beverly Shell (Class of '60)

 


 

1962

 

Lois Matarozo and Liz Hodgins (Class of '63)

 


 

1964

 

 

 

Front (left to right)

Susan Sloane, Laurel Bojyo, Joanne Suarez, Candy Heimlich, Sharon Binder, Barbara Fox, Margie Mandell, Dot Woolsey

Rear (left to right

Terry Tringali, Nancy Bergsma, Micki See, Jeannie Thompson, Louise Webster, Ronnie Prezalar, Kathy Edwards and Nancy Pollitt

 


 

 

Left to Right

Michele See ('64) - Georgianna George ('64) - Ronnie Prezalar ('64)

 

 


 

Candy Heimlich ('54) - Barbara Fox ('65)

 


 

Micki See

 


 
 
1981-82 Spartan Cheerleaders
 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Row 1 (Left to Right)
Sue DiNapoli - Unidentified - Lori Niemiec - Karen Herrick - Amy Messer
 
Row 2 (Left to Right)
Debbie Nogni - Carolyn Anton - Unidentified - Unidentified
 
Row 3 (Left to Right)
Fran Roemer - Elise Hartman - Helen Chun
 
Row 4 (Left to Right)
Allison Carroll - Unidentified
 
Top Row
Mariellen Alesso
 

 


 

1987

 

Photo Courtesy of ?

 

Left to Right (band members included)

Dan Zettler ('88) - Chrissie Viccaro ('88) - Stacey Archibald ('88) - Lisa Kimball ('88) - Mary Ann Sacco ('89) - Craig Burrow ('88)

Background

Colleen Devine - refreshment provider with green jug 

 


 

2014

 

 

 


 

 

Football

 

 

 

 

Click Below to Open the History of Spartan Football

 

 

 

Spartan Football

 

 

 

 


 

The 1950's

 


 

Paramus High School Football Team

Farview School

 

1957

Photo Courtesy of Joe Muklevicz (Class of '61)

 

Front Row
Ron Mastrolia - Yves Veenstra - Stan Bauer - Web Gould - Billy Henderson - Ron Bibbo - Bob Baron - Marty Kocse - Lou Policastri - Ed Citro - Coach Grasso.
 
Middle Row
Gary Schumacher - Pat Sepulveres - Partially Blocked ?Phil Krug -  Link White - Al Gallo - Mike Berland - ? - ? - ? - ? (street clothes) - Bill Davenport - (small kid in street clothes) ?
 
Back Row
? ? - ? - (Gary Edwards ?) - ? - ? - ?- Greg Harrison - ? - Buddy Peszko - Roy Binder - Joe Muklevicz - George Vlasits - Bob Woardell

 

 


 

1958

 

Classs of 1962

Freshman Football Team

 

Photo Courtesy of "Capt." Sal Rotolo - Class of '62

 

Kneeling in Street Clothes

Frank Garafolo

Front Row (left to right)

(1) - Dave Morchauser, (2) - John Gargano, (3) Alan Pavaglinti, (4) - Bob Gerometta, (5) - Paul Tashian, (6) - Billy Monti, (7) - Larry Lazar, (8) - George Downs, (9) - Bill "Moon" Calcaterra

Middle Row (left to right)

(1) - Larry Dunn, (2) - Neil Robertson, (3) Joe Oranchak, (4) - Rich Goering, (5) - John Schneider, (6) - George Scott, (7) - Eddie Moran, (8) - Sal Rotolo, (9) - Bob Woardell, (10) - Steve "The Toe" Hurwitz

Standing (left to right

(1) - Coach Vince Nardo, (2) - Jeff Rakowski, (3) Julian Nadler, (4) - Al "Doby" Dobritch, (5) - Pete Sabella, (6) - Doug Rapone, (7) -  Ron "The Animal" Manning, , (8) - Jack Knowles, (9) - Jim Shenkberger, (10) - Ira "Buddy" Demarest, (11) - Burt Augustensen, (12) - Glenn Yachechak, (13) - Coach Charlie Brown 

 

 


 

1959 Football Spartans

 

The First Varsity Team

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

The First Game...

 

The First Touchdown (Lou Policastri)

 

 


 

First Game Highlights

On October 3, 1959, Paramus played its first varsity game against East Paterson (now Elmwood Park), and came away with an 18-6 win.  Lou Policastri scored Paramus' first touchdown, a little known or recorded fact.  Many great teams and players followed, but it all started with:

  • Stan Bauer
  • Richie Mezzatesta
  • Gordy Russell
  • Lou Policastri
  • Cliff Gennarelli
  • George Vlasits
  • Billy Henderson
  • Joe Muklevicz
  • Al Maguire
  • Marty Kosce
  • Gary Edwards
  • Ed Citro
  • Ken Kolley
  • Ronnie Bibbo
  • Yves Veenstra
  • Web Gould
  • Lou Policastri
  • Phil Krug
  • Dwight Galda
  • Ed Wyman

 


 


 


 

Paramus vs. Ft. Lee

October 10, 1959

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

The Last Game

Thanksgiving Day

Lodi - 1959

 


 

Photo Courtesy of Joe Muklevicz (Class of '61)

 

Front Row
Bob Woardell ('62)  - Gordy Russell - Joe Muklevicz - Ed Citro - Lou Policastri
 
Back Row
Al Perry - Ron Bibbo - Gary Carpenter
 
 

 


 

Historic Programs

Below are copies of  programs that were sold for $0.15.  That was back in the day when data was committed to paper.  Many thanks to Beverly Shell and Betty Wedemeyer (Class of '60) for their presence of mind to save and preserve these relics.    I've include the cover pages as photos.  If you click below the photo of each program, you can view the entire program.

 

 


 

 

Bergen Catholic

 


 

 

Ramapo

 


 

Bogota

 

 

 

 


 

 

Pascack Valley

 


 

 

Cliffside Park

 


 

 

1959 Freshmen Football Champions

 

 

 


 

The 1960's

 


 

1960

 


 

1960 Varsity Football Spartans

 

 

The first team of the 60's decade lost virtually all of the previous season's starters to graduation.  John Bouranel was a talented but inexperienced sophomore quarterback thrust into a starting role.  Pat Sepulveres and Fred Wegehaupt both gave away at least 6'' to every opposing interior lineman.  For some inexplicable reason, Gary Carpenter was moved from end to the backfield where he took a pounding through most of the season.  Captain Joe Muklevicz (center) was the only returning starter.

They started out started out with a 12 - 6 win against East Paterson, but that would be their only win of the season. 

While they did not have a winning season, without exception they never gave up.  They played every game, and every down as if the State Championship was on the line.  It may be difficult for those of you who never played sports, in particular TEAM sports, to understand that a season like the 1960 season is what builds character and helps get you through life's many challenges.

 

 


 

 

Left to Right)

John Bouranel (#14) - Pat Sepulveres (#76) - Captain Joe Muklevicz (#52)

 


 

 

Historic 1960 Programs

 

Below are some of the programs from that transition year, the season that two years later would produce Paramus' first Group III State Championship.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

Below is a rare photo op of departing seniors. 

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Game - Lodi

 

 

Left to Right)

Tony DiMaria - Joe Muklevicz - Gary Carpenter

 


 

 

Click on the link(s) below you can watch this last game of the 1960 season. 

 

 

Paramus vs Lodi - Thanksgiving 1960 - Part 1

 

Paramus vs Lodi - Thanksgiving 1960 - Part 2

 


 

1960 was the last freshmen football season of the decade.   Below are two rare photos; the team photo, and a post-game shot after beating Englewood in the season finale.  Like the previous year's freshmen football team, this team also won the championship.

 

 

1960 Freshmen Football Spartans

 

 


 

 

The Last Freshmen Game

 

Dwight Morrow Field - Englewood

 

 

Front Row (L-R)

Jeff Runz - Bruce St. Thomas - Rich Trinchieri - Jimmy McManus - Rich Petouvis - Frank Rulli - Ron Cheslock - Howie Kirker - Frank Sepulveres - Jacl Maltagliati - Kenny Tashian

 

Standing (L-R)

Lance Monowicki - Andy Dunn - Jerry Fisher - Bill D'Emilio - John Schumacher - ? - Dennis Kocse - Frank Stock - Ira Goldberg - Howie Behnke - Joe Incandela - Chuck Hlawatsch - Bob Cortese - Gerry Giampetruzzi 

 

 

 


 

1961

 


 

 

1961 Football Spartans

Coach Bill Peck

 

 

First Row (L-R)

Dave Morschauser ('62) - Glenn Yachechak ('62) - Mike Capitman ('63) - John Bouranel ('63) - Al Kuebler ('63) - Bob Woardell ('62)  - Sal Rotolo ('62) - Paul Tashian ('62) - Jim "Skidsey" Carpenter ('63) - Dave "Bull Dog" Turner ('63) - Ron Manning ('62) - Tom Schaefer ('62) - Burt Augustensen ('62)

 

Middle Row (L-R)

Jerry Giampetruzzi ('94) - Ralph Fioretti ('63) - Howie Behnke ('64) - Bob "Moose" Cortese ('64) - Frank Rulli ('64) - Jeff Zayas ('63) - Billy Comp ('63) - Richie Trinchieri ('64) -  Frank Wojno ('63) - Bob Reme ('64) - Dave Landau ('63) - Coach John De Gasperis - Coach Bill Peck

 

Back Row (L-R)

Steve "The Toe" Hurwitz ('62) - Jimmy Haugh ('63) - Joe Basil ('63) - Pete Kesslar ('63) - Jimmy Albro ('62) - Al Tundel ('63) - Paul Kutniewski ('63) - Dan Zelanka ('62) - Bill Peterson ('63) - John Compagnone ('62) - Bob Gerometta ('62) Larry Dunn ('62)

 

 

 


 

Practice Warm-ups

 

 

Left to Right     (I could use some help with this one)

(#53) ? - (#72) Jeff Zayas - (#83) ? - (#32 white jersey) Kenny Tashian - (#32) Al Kuebler - (#87 Tom Schaefer) (#85) Bill Comp - (#82) Ralph Fioretti - (#81) Dave Landau - (#62) ? - (#80) ? - (#14) John Bouranel - (#63) Bob Woardell - (#74) Mike Capitman

 

 


 

Paramus vs. ?

 

 

Left to Right

(#32) Al Kuebler - (#14) John Bouranel - (#63) Bob Woardell

 

 


 

Thanksgiving Day

 

The Last Game of the 1961 Season

 

 

Left to Right

Coach Charlie Brown - (#72) Ron Manning - "Pops" Tashian - Coach John De Gasperis - Coach Pete LaBarbiera

 

 


 

Thanksgiving Day

 

(Football Seniors Last Game)

 

 

Kneeling (L-R)

Glenn Yachechak - Steve "The Toe" Hurwitz - Paul Tashian - John Comp - Bob Gerometta - Dave Morschauser 


Standing (L-R)

Burt Augustensen - Bob Woardell - Sal "Captain" Rotolo - Dan Zelanka - Jim Albro

 

 

 


 

Thanksgiving Day Game - We Won!

 

 

Shaking Hands

Paul Tashian and Glenn Yachechak

Standing on Ground (left to right)

Bob Reme, Rich Trinchiere, Bob Woardell, Ron Manning, Dave Morchauser, Sal Rotola, Bob Gerometta, Dave Landau, Frank Wojno, Al Tundel, Steve "The Toe" Hurwitz, Ralph Fioretti.

Standing on Bench (Left to Right)

Dan Zelanka, Bill Comp, John Comp, ?, Joe Basil, John Bouranel, Butch "Bull Dog" Turner, Joe Kutniewski, Al Kuebler, Pete Kesslar, and Jimmy "Skidsey" Carpenter  

 

 

 


 

Historic 1961 Programs

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

1962 Season

 


 

 

Bergen Evening Record

March 4, 1963

 

1962-63 was quite the year for Spartan sports, having won State, County and/or NNJIL Championship in almost every sport.  The caricature of a Spartan drawn by Charlie McGill, a Bergen Evening Record sportswriter is a fairly accurate depiction of just how powerful those 1960's teams were.  The combined talent of the classes of 1963, 64 and 65 was for the lack of a better word...awesome.

What's missing from this illustration are the championships won by our baseball team (NNJIL Champions) and the first undefeated season posted by the Spartan track team.  1962-63 may very well be the best sports year in the history of Paramus High School, capped by the State Championship basketball game played at the Atlantic City Convention Hall.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1962 Football Spartans

 

 

 


 

The Preseason Predictions

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

Paramus Declared State Champions

 

 

 

 


 

Post Season NNJIL Honors

 

 

First Team

* Jerry Giampetruzzi - End

* John Bouranel - Quarterback

 

Second Team

* Jimmy Carpenter - Guard

* Mike Capitman - Tackle

 

Honorable Mention

* Bob Cortese - Back

* Al Kuebler - Back

* Dave Landau - End

 

 

 

 

 


 

Historic 1962 Programs

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

Hall of Fame Induction

 

November 2011

 

 

Kneeling (left to right)

Coach John De Gasperis - Coach Charlie Brown - Frank Wojno ('63) - Howie Behnke ('64)

Middle Row (left to right)

Mike Capitman ('63) - Jimmy "Skidsey" Carpenter ('63) - Ron Cheslock ('64) - Al Kuebler ('63) - Jack Maltagliati ('64) - Pete Kesslar ('63) - Jim Robinson ('63) - Don Sanns ('63)

Back Row (left to right)

Ira Goldberg ('64) - Jeff Zayas ('63) - Joe Kutniewski ('64) - Bob Reme ('64) - Rich Petouvis ('64) - Jeff Runz ('64) - Bob Cortese ('64) - Jerry Giampetruzzi

 

 

 


 

1963 Season

 


 

 

1963 Football Spartans

 

 


 

Preseason Expectations

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

September 21, 1963

Paramus 20 - Englewood 6

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

Jeff Runz Catches One for a First Down!

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

Left to Right

#16 - Howie Behnke, #52 - Ron Cheslock, #21 - Lou Bivona, #84 - Jerry Giampetruzzi

 

 

 


 

October 6, 1963

Paramus 6 - Hackensack 19

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

October 19, 1963

Ridgewood 19 - Paramus 0

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

October 26, 1963

Paramus 6 - Cliffside Park 0

 


 

The team rebounded from the previous week's loss to Ridgewood by shutting out previously unbeaten Cliffside Park.  It was a close one, with several players making key contributions.  In the end, it was Bobby Luckow's lone score that made the difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

November 2, 1963 

Paramus 27 - Rutherford 0

 


 

 

This game clearly marked the changing of the guard, with Bobby Luckow filling in for Bob "Moose" Cortese ('64), and Frank Cortazzo ('65) taking on the role of starting quarterback for injured for Howie Behnke ('64).   Why Bobby Luckow earned the nickname "Baby Bull" was self-evident.  The sports writer, Frank Silvestri, wrote that Bobby "bowled over" two defenders on one play, but it was more than that.  Those who aw that play probably thought to themselves, "Ouch!"

 

Almost everyone made contributions to that victory, but one play in particular stands out in my mind.  It was Frank Rulli's ('64) heads-up and unselfish lateral to Vic, not "Vince" Canzani ('65) after an interception that Vic took all the way to the end zone.  Frank was a talented lineman, but lacked great speed.  Giving the ball to someone with a better chance of scoring is what teamwork is all about.  Great stuff.

 


 

 

 


  

 


 

 

 


  

 

 


 

 

 


  

 

 


 

November 9, 1963

Paramus 13 - Fair Lawn 6

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

November 30, 1963

Paramus 6 - Bergenfield 0

 


 

This game was for the Fire Bucket, at that time the beginning of a tradition that would last for decades.  It was to be played on Thanksgiving Day, but the nation was in mourning over the death of President Kennedy.  Those of us old enough to remember will never forget where we were on that Friday afternoon, and the affect it would have on us for the rest of our lives. 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 



 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

1963 Spartan Football Seniors

 

Photo Courtesy of Ron Cheslock 

 

Linemen (L-R)

Jerry Giampetruzzi, Bob Reme, Frank Rulli, Ron Cheslock, Howie Kirker, Joe Kutniewski, and Jeff Runz 

Leaping - (L-R)

Bob Cortese, Howie Behnke, and Richie Trinchieri

 

 

 


 

1964 Season

 

 


 

The Season Begins

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

September 27, 1964

Paramus 27 - Don Bosco 2

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Pat Velluchi Makes Key Play

 

 

 

 

 


Bob Luckow's Big Day

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

October 3, 1964

Paramus 42 - Cliffside Park 0

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

Another Big Day for Bobby Luckow

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

October 10, 1964

Paramus 14 - Ridgewood 6

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

The Pre-game Hype

 

The sports writer covering this game must have been from Ridgewood.   OK, I'll give in to the fact that Jack Stroker was a talented athlete, and quite possibly a better passer.  What Jack didn't possess was the leadership skills that Frank brought to the party.  After all, football is a team sport.

His comparison of Chuck "Aussie" Evans (I think he was one in the same?) to Bobby Luckow is like comparing Joe Frazier to Roberto Duran.  Both were great fighters, but in different classes.  Bobby might have been nipped by Evans in a 20-yard contest, but after that, it would have been all Bobby Luckow.  Many times I have gone on record and said that I was at Westbrook that day when he ran a 10 flat 100 as a freshman.  It's one of those memories that stays with you until the lights go out.  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Game 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

A Big Score by Mike Needham

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

October 14, 1964

Hackensack 25 - Paramus 7

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


November 7, 1964

 

Paramus 27 - Bergen Catholic 6


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


November 14, 1964

 

Teaneck 14 - Paramus 7


 

 


 

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Frank Cortazzo tries to elude pursuit


 


 

 

 


 

 

The Sequence

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

November 21, 1964

 

Paramus 20 - Englewood 7

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

November 26, 1964

 

Paramus 7 - Bergenfield 7

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

1965 Season

 


 

 

 

1965 Football Spartans

 

 


 

 

Paramus 18 - Hackensack 7

 

October 16, 1965

 

The game program comes to us courtesy of Mike Danylchuk ('67).  Below are his memories of that day in Hackensack.

 

 

This was my junior year.  My brother Bob was the starting wing back in our winged T offense.  Hall of Fame guard/linebacker John Favaro and my best friend Hall of famer halfback, Glenn Morschauser, were also on the team. 

My recollection is not completely clear.  I can recall some facts but wish someone could add more.  There were many heros that day.  I was the starting safety on defense and back up quarterback to senior, Bruce Adamski. The defense really set the tone for the game by holding Hackensack's powerful offense to one touchdown.  

Bruce played an amazing game and was instrumental in throwing 2 touchdown passes,  I believe my brother Bob caught one and Glen ran for another and gained many yards.  But Bruce kept the offense on the field with some great passes.  

Then tragedy struck. Bruce took a terrible hit in the 3rd quarter with the score 12-6.  But he still somehow threw another touchdown pass.  Soon after he was removed from the game because he was apparantly saying odd things in the huddle and could not remember the plays. 

I had to take over as quarterback for nearly 2 quarters.  I was no Bruce Adamski but the coaches managed the game well and we controlled the ball with a balanced attack and several naked bootlegs while they were keying on Glen and our defense kept them from scoring.  

It was a welcome victory and Bruce missed the next game with a concussion.  Although we didn't score again.  The coaches were really great to me for holding the offense together.  They were so high for being first Spartan team to beat Hackensack in football.  Next year, senior year for Glen and I as Co-Captains we beat them again.

If there is anyway you can check the facts that would be great.

 

Best Regards,

Michael

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

1966

 


 

Paramus Recreation League

Fall - 1966

 

Photo Courtesy of Bill Lev ('73)

 

First Row (L-R)

Jack D'Ambrosio (#74) - Unknown (#16) - Ernie Rath (#10) - Steve Jericek (#54) - Jeff Pappalardo (#20) - Bill Reilly (#14) - John Cooney (#19?) - Walter Regno (#71)

Second Row (L-R)

Unknown (#14) - S O'Connor (#18) - Unknown (#??) - Unknown (#16) - Rob Riener (#11) - Ron Marulli (#17) - Gary Pappalardo (#??) - Rich Lundsten (#12) - Mike Esposito (#15) - Rod Berkins (#70) -  R. D'Arcy (#18) - Unknown (#57) - Kevin Horner (#66)

Third Row (L-R)

John Fasolino (#56) - Dave Robertson (#84) - Unknown - partial view (#?) - Jimmy Fisher (#73) - Unknown - partial view (#??) - Dan Rinaldi (#58) - Unknown - partial view  (#??) - Richie Cline (#72) - Unknown - partial view (#??) - Bill Lev (#68) - Unknown (#19) - Keith Manalio (#77) - Jim D' uva ( #?4) - JC Cabrera (#67) - Jimmy Miehe (#80) - Buf Garlasco (#88?) - Unknown (#88) - Tom Flaherty (#65) - Tommy Post (#69)

Back Row (L-R)

Coach Webb Gould - Coach Bill Lundsten - Coach Joe Pappalardo - Coach Jim Post

 

 


 

1966 Football Spartans

 

 

 

 


 

1967

 


 

 

1967 Football Spartans

 

 


 

 
Paramus vs. Wayne Valley
 
November 18, 1967
 
 
Photo Courtesy of ?
 

Left to Right

Joe Miceli #35 ('68) - Chris Carroll #80 ('68)

 

 


 

1968

 


 

 

1968 Football Spartans

 

 

 


 

1969 Season

 

NNJIL Co-champions!

 


 

 

1969 Football Spartans

 

 

 

 


 

 

Bergenfield Post Game Celebration

 

 

Left to Right)

Frank Bartucelli - Coach Al Corso - Lenny Fariello 

 

 

 


 

1969 Post Season Honors

 


 

 

All Bergen

 

 

 

First Team

Frank Bartucelli - Offensive Tackle (#75 in photo)

Lenny Fariello - Defensive Tackle (#70 in photo)

Dave Reicher - Defensive Back (#61 in photo)

 

Second Team

Joey Leicht - Defensive Tackle

 

 

 

All Bergen Dinner

 

 

 

(Left to Right)  - Lenny Fariello - Coach John De Gasperis - Frank Bartucelli

 


 

All Suburban

 

 

All-Suburban Offense

Ray Rulli - Quarterback

Al Favero - Running Back

All-Suburban Defense

Len Fariello

Joey Leicht

Frank Bartucelli

Dave Reicher

Honorable Mention

Tom Kuprian

Bob Rucker

Rich Jacobs

 


The Season

(7 - 2)


 

Hackensack

Won 20 - 6


 

 

 

 

 


 

Passaic Valley

Lost 21 - 8

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ridgewood

Won 21 - 6

 

 

 

 


 

Englewood

Won 13 - 0

 

 

 

 


 

Fair Lawn

Won 28 - 8

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wayne Valley

Won 27 - 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Teaneck

Won 33 - 21

 

 


 

Bergen Catholic

Lost 6 - 0

 

 

 


 

Bergenfield

Won 41 - 6

 

 

 


 

The 1970's

 


 

 

1973

Paramus vs. Ridgewood

Lost 20-0

 

 
Left to Right
Coach Mike Sullivan - Coach John DeGasparis - Team Captain Mike McCormick 

 


 

Paramus vs. Passaic Valley

Lost 14-6

 

Photo Courtesy of Stan Cohen ('74)

 

Team Captain Mike McCormick

 

 


 

1974 Action Shots
 
Paramus vs. ?
 
 
 
Left to Right
 
#74 - Tom Carl, #87 - Evan Sotnek, #21 - Joe Navas, #46 Terry McShane, #77 Frank Gormeley, #8? - unidentified
 
 

 
 
 
Left to Right
 
#48 - Chris Krug, #77 - Frank Gormeley, #87 - Evan Sotnek
 
 

 
 
Left to Right
 
#71 - Bill Lavosky, #52 - Pete Lagomarsino, #39 - David Yellen, #12 - Mike Brown, #87 - Evan Sotnek
 

 
 
 
Left to Right
 
#87 - Evan Sotnek, #21 - Joe Navas
 
 
 

 
 
 
The 1980's
 
 
 

 
 
1981
 
 

 
 
1981 Football Spartans
 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Kneeling (Left to Right)
Jim Hill (#64) - Joe Delaplain (#52) - Jim Schulz (#61) - Doug Cinnella (#21) - Billy Schultz (#82)
 
 
Standing (Left to Right)
Jim LaBarbiera (not in uniform) - Joe Mays (not in uniform) - Tony Savastano (# hidden) - Rob Guidetti (#65) - Ken "Chief" Ehrenberg (#8?) - Kevin Garlasco (#?4) - Frank Madeo (#?5) - Coach Bauer (former wrestling coach and a great guy!)
 
 
 

 
 
Action Shots - 1981
 
 
Paramus vs. Bergenfield?
 
They WON!
 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
 

 
 
The Fireman's Bucket - A Time Honored Tradition
 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Standing (Left to Right)
Fireman Dave Giles - Coach Bauer - Unidentified Player - Fireman Steve Mehl (Angela's brother?)
 
 

 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Bill Schultz (#82) Making the Tackle
Ref could be "Pops" Tashian?
 
 

 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
Rick Sharry - Quarterback
 
Joe Delaplain (#52)
 
 
 

 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Doug Cinnella (#21) - Kicking Field Goal
 
Frank Madeo (#10) - Holder 
 
 
 

 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Doug Cinnella - Ball carrier
 
Steve Sitek (#54)
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
Frank Madeo (#10)
 
Doug Cinnella (#21)
 
 

 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Bob Kren (#85)
 
Jim Schulz (#61)
 
Bill Schultz (#82)
 
Brendan Winters ? (#42)
 
 

 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
Bill Schultz (#82)
 
Unidentified (#70)
 
Bob Kren (#85)
 
 

 
 
Photo Courtesy of Michael DeValue (Class of '82)
 
 
Joe Delaplain (#52)
 
Kevin Garlasco (#24)
 
Steve Sitek (#54)
 
 
 
 
 

 

1983
 
 

 

Class of 1987 Freshman Football Team
 
 
 
 
First Row (L-R)

Gary Grebla (#22) - Matt Ahne (#16) - Mike Katz (#54) - Tom Mays (#52) - Dean D'Ambrosi (#53) - Jim Loch (#20) - Mike Pavin (#10) - Duane McDonald (#21) - Howie Deas (#19) - Carl Sailor (#82)

Second Row (L-R)

George Jockish (#?) Mark Perez (#?) - John Sohl (#61) - Frank Sancillio (#63) - Jim Spano (#?) - UNKNOWN (#?) - Mike DeMarse (#?) - Chris Baille ? (#?)

Standing (L-R)

Coach Van Valen - Lloyd Mitchell (#73) - Joe Dugan (#77) - Darren Cuttito (#66) - Dan Winters (#67) - Adam Good (#70) - Tim Coyle (#35) - Tim Tobiason (#75) - Mike Hunczak (#30) - Coach Wayne Swarctz

 
 
 

 

1984
 
 

 

 

1984 Football Spartans
 
 
 
 

First Row (L-R)

Mike Hennessy (#85) - Ray Guidetta (#14) - Dave Cocuzza (#76) - Rich Pierson (#89) - Brett Gennarelli (#20) - Rich LaBarbiera (#50) - George Heckel (#21) - Mike Mimmo (#32) - Sean Goodwin (#34) - Joe Warburton (#16) - Roy Bacci (#65) - Rich Chomg (#68)

Second Row (L-R)

Coach Sweeney - Coach Charlie Bauer - John Michael (#74) - Steve Taylor (#46) - Mike Teehan (#73) - Darren Mastrolia (#83) - Frank Ciambrone (#52) - Bill Cater (#82) - Mike Spector (?) - Manager Kathy Algozzini - Manager Mary Ellen Devine - Manager Louise Beauseigneur - Manager April Verirrian

Third Row (L-R)

Coach Van Valen - Tom Mays (#56) - John Lopez (#53) - Matt Ahne (#26) - George Hambel (#51) - Al Raucher (#31) - Jim Hornidge (#30) - Rob Binder (#33) - John Krupp (#66) - Bill Vella (#62) - Bryan Oxford (#75) - Greg Battafarano (#45) - Dean D'Ambrosia ( #43)

Fourth Row (L-R)

Coach Darragh - Gary Ploehn (#36) - Dan Winters (#67) - Mike Demarse (#79) - Michael Gomez (#?) - Adam Good (#77) - Dwayne MacDonald (#?) - Jai Sue (#2?) - Rob Coyle (#?) - Mike Pavin (#10) - Mike Servino (#?) - Barry Nowark (#64) - Coach Barnes 

Back Row (L-R)

Coach Swarctz - George Jockish (#88) - George Chimenti (#?) - Mike Hunczak (#25) - John Sohl (#?5) - (#?9) - (#?) - (#78) - (#?2)

 
 
 

 

1986
 

 

UNDER DEVELOPMENT

 


 

1988

 

 

 
1988 Football Spartans
 
 
 
 

First Row (L-R)

Scott Cotroneo (#4?) - Miguel Fontanez (#?) - Darren Camillo (#68?) - Sean O'Neil (#?) - Kevin Cherven (#?) - Byron Greco (#?) - Pete Lucchesi (#65) - Dave Battafrano (#?) - Glen Stickman (#64) - Rich Albro (#?) - Michael Sabino (#4?)

Second Row (L-R)

Rory Carnangian (#83) - Kenny Pavlinec (#86) - Ray Cruz (#25) - Scott Chimenti (#30) - Tom Kelly (#59) - Tom Cahill (#6) - Ray Ferraioli (#54) - Glenn Colomeo (#44) - Chris Santoro (#76) - Alex Jankuilowski (#11) - Kurt Newman (#?7) - Don McNair (#27)

Third Row (L-R)

Chris Donoghue (#8?)  Manager Colleen Devive - Pat Warburton - John Heck - Coach Wayne Swarctz - Head Coach Bill Darragh - Coach Charlie Bauer - Coach Rich LaBarbiera - Coach Ken Van Valen - Keith McNail (#15) Manager Erin Weissman

Fourth Row (L-R)

Pete Carniniti (#8?)  - Jai Sue (#74) - Mike Clark (#39) - Dave Meyer (#55) - Rich Conte (#46) - Andy Roth (#?) - Tim Tabor (#21) - James Mullin (#34) Gaffney(#22) - Bill Bastian (#38) - Cid Wilson (#87)

Fifth Row (L-R)

Steve Williams (#66)  - Gregg Mettler (#7)  - Craig Lopata (#9) - Jason Glover (#20) - Scott Chervan (#31) - Sean Jones (#36) - Eric Wilcomes (#37) - Gary Moffitt (#85) - Dan Donofrio (#?3) - Dave Lindner (#?3) - Jeff Lesner (#7?) - Mike Hubner (#47)

Back Row (L-R)

Byran Barsa (#?)  - Mike Cramer (#19)  - Ryan Bopp (#2?) - Scott Jablonsky (#60) - Danny Tabor (#83) - Bill Schmidt (#61) - Bart Meyer (#63) - John D'Addetta (#10) - Edward Ludwig (#5?) - Alex Costino (#89) - Brian Hay (#12) - John Grabow (#?) - Eric McNamara (#8?)


 

 

 

 

1989
 

 

 
1989 Football Spartans
 
 
 
UNDER DEVELOPMENT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
The 1990's
 

 
 
 
1990 Season
 
 

 

First Row (L-R)

Coach Pete LaBarbiera - Eric McNamara (#88) - Tim Tabor (#21) - John Grabow (#44) - Mike Cramer (#56) - Joe Mancuso (#32)  - Steve Robertson (trainer)

Second Row (L-R)

Tom Kesoglou (#60) - Peter Amerio (#13) - Brian Cahill (#?) - Brian Sutera (#?) - Eric Wilcomes (#?) - Don Donofrio (#73) - Dan Tabor (#83)  - Ray Ferraioli (#54) -  Rory Camangian (#78) - Chris Donoghue (#70) - Coach Harbison

Third Row (L-R)

Coach Geragnty - Bryan Grico (#72) - Adam Fox (#?) - Glen Stickna (#?) - Keith McNair (#?) - Kevin Cherven (#40) - John Weber (#47) - Ed Ludwig (#76) - Tom Elashmawy (#?) - Ed Dilworth (#?) - Mike Mulligan (#?) - Brad Fazio (#?) - Mike Sabino ( #?)

Fourth Row (L-R)

Coach Wayne Swarctz - Coach Mable - Dave Battafarano (#5?) - Alex Jankalowski(#11?) - Anthony Lubician (#75) - Bobby Holmes (#65?) - Nick Galati (#20?) - John Mosca (#85) - Willaim Cheng (#30) - Rich Rydell (#80) - Rich Lambert (#84) - George Kanawati (#59) - Jason Evans ( #71) - Coach Charlie Bauer - Coach VanValen 

Back Row (L-R)

Dylan Debenedetto (#?) - Steve Horway (#86) - John Sweeney(#?) - Jonathan Barnes (#23) - Greg Caufield (#55) - Kurt Nordman (#48) - Sungil Hong (#94) - Tony Balestrieri (#?9) - Mike Buttino (#57) - Dave Marko (#49) - Joe Clambrone (#?4) - Tim Lobow ( #3) - Tom Donoghue (#?)

 

 
 
 

 
 
The 2000's
 

 
 
The real story for the 2000's is all about coaching.  Dan Sabella has brought the football Spartans to the playoffs every year for the past seven years.  Try not to hold the fact that he's from Bogota against him (just kidding).  He's highly regarded and well respected thoughout the league.  His record speaks for itself.  What more is there to say?
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
2011
 
 

 
 
2011 Football Captains
 
 
 
 
Left to Right
 
Chris Durante - Coach Dan Sabella - Mike Bussanich
 
 

 
 
Paramus vs. Ridgewood
 
 
 
Joe Rizzitello caught 6 passes for 88 yards in a 42-13 loss to the Maroons
 
 
 

 
 
 
2012
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
2012 Spartan Football Captains
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left to Right
 
Brandon Manosalvas - Matt Tozzi - Joey Binns - Coach Dan Sabella
 
 
 

 
 
2013
 
 

 
 
 
2013 Football Spartans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Thanksgiving Game Against Ramapo
 
Pops Tashian - Coin Toss
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
Mayor Rich LaBarbiera - Pops Tashian - Coach Joe Cervino
 
 
 
 

 
 
2013 Spartan Football Seniors
 
 
 
 
Kneeling (L-R)
 
Richard Labarbiera - Matt Alpher 
 
Standing - (L-R)
 
Darius House - Dominic Smith - Brandon Sebahie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
2014
 
 

 
 
2014 Football Spartans
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
2014 Spartan Football Captains
 
 
 
Left to Right
 
Tyler Smith - Mike Mimmo - Steve Regalbuto - Stefan Stojanovic - Bryce Jacob
 
 

 
Parting Shots!
 
 
 
Tyler Smith
 
 

 

 
Chris Voorhis
 

 
 
42- 14 Win Over Northern Highlands
 
 
 
Derek DeLaCruz
 
 
Ran for 198 yards and scored three touchdowns
 
 
 

 
 
 
Brandon Sullivan
 

 

 
 
Bryce Jacob
 
 

 
 
Paramus Vs. Pascack Valley
 
December 6, 2014
 
Lost 22 - 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2015 Season
 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

Cross Country

 

 


 

1962

 


 

 

Spartan Cross Country Team

 

 

 


 

1963

 


 

 

Spartan Cross Country Team

 

 

Kneeling (left to right)

Steve Petouvis ('66), Bob Grohman ('65), Bob Probst ('64), Kenny Finlay ('64), Phil Fontana ('64), Bill Jackob ('65), Fred Hoogland ('65)

 

Standing (left to right)

(1) - Bob Davidson ('64), (2) - ?, (3) - ?, (4) - John "Dizzy" Deane, (5) - ?, (6) - ?, (7) - Frank Stock, (8) - Coach DeFilipio

 

 


 

October 1963

 

Kenny Finlay ('64), Phil Fontana ('64), Fred Hoogland ('65), Steve Petouvis ('66), and Bob Courtwright ('65) all ran their hearts out to beat previously undefeated Hackensack.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Soccer

 

 


 

1962 Season

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1963 Season


 

 

October 20, 1963

 

Paramus Beats Bergenfield and Englewood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2012

 


 

 

October 2012

 

Max Brodarzon

 

Scores a Hat Trick Against Pascack Valley

 

 

 

 

 


 

Basketball

 

 


 

1959-60

 


 

Freshman - Class of '63

 

Standing

Coach Charlie Brown

Front Row (left to right)

Billy Thompson - Jimmy Carpenter - Mike Captiman - Lew Halpern - Dave Landau - John Bouranel

Back Row (left to right)

Chuck Grabina - Barry Goldstein - Dennis Martinez - Pete Milosky - Chuckie Price - Ed Liptak.

 

 


 

Paramus' First Varsity Season

 

Billy Yager (#24) and Gordie Russell on the right

 


 

Stan Bauer (#54) - Class of '60, Gary Fullem (#50) - Class of '61, Nicky Ferreria (#34) - Class of '60, and Billy Yager (#24) - Class of '61

 


 

 

Wayne Petocz (#5) - Class of '61

 

 

 

 


 

1960-61

 


 

Freshman Team Class of 1964

 

A Tough Loss to Hackensack

 

 

 

 


 

1961

 


 

Recreation and Parks Basketball

League Champions

 

Photo Courtesy of Jack Carroll

 

Kneeling (left to right)

Kevin Sabella ('64), Howie Kirker ('64), Ralph Celentano ('64), Bob Germano ('65), Bob Geschine ('65), and Gary Mayer ('64)

Standing (left to right)

Asst. Coach John Williams (father of John Williams - Class of '63), Ken Kollen, Harry Lazare ('64), John Obliskey, Bill Roehr ('64), Jack Carroll (Bergen Catholic), and Head Coach Bob Geschine Sr.

 

 


 

1962-63

 


 

That Championship Season Begins

 


 

The Preseason Chariot

 

 


 

Spartan Basketball Team

* Bergen County Champions

* NNJIL Champions

* State Runner-up

 


 


 

Kneeling (left to right)

Larry Bernberg ('63), Dennis Martinez ('63), Lew Halpern ('63), Barry Goldstein ('63), Jeff Perry ('64),

Standing (left to right

Al Kolber ('65),  Coach Bob Kingsley, Jim O'Shea ('63), Gerry Giampetruzzi ('64), Paul Ryder ('63), Chuck Grabina ('63), Coach Charlie Brown, and "The Great" Coach Herb Hoeland

 

 


 

Paramus (83) vs. Teaneck (71)

 

 Jeff Perry (Class of '64)  on the floor

 

 


 

Win Over Hackensack for NNJIL Title

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

Paramus Wins Bergen County Jamboree

 

Paramus (58) vs. Hackensack (49)

 


 

 

 

Left - Jim O'Shea ('63), Jeff Perry #21 ('64)

 


 

 

 

Left to Right

Jeff Perry - #21 ('64), Jerry Giampetruzzi ('64), Dennis Martinez #23 ('63)

 


 

 

 

Michele See ('Class of 64) with the championship trophy

 

 


 

State Tournament

 


On to Ridgewood to Play Englewood

 

Paramus Wins 47-46

 


 

 

The Night of the Riot

 

That was the season when Paramus defeated Englewood at the State Tournament at Ridgewood High School.  The press reported it as a riot, and that it was.  At the final buzzer, many Englewood fans stormed the court, and pounded the Paramus players with sticks, cow bells, and anything in their possession that could be used as a weapon.

 

Paramus fans joined in the fight that quickly took on riot status.  Don Sanns (Class of '63), always ready for a duke out was on the court and in the thick of things before I could get out of my seat.  Jimmy Pierri ('65), a very good friend of mine, and a person not to be fooled with, was quick to join the melee.  He ended up with a concussion.  

 

Jerry Giampetruzzi's ('64) head was bloodied, and was transported to Valley Hospital with sign of a concussion.  Chuck Grabina ('63) was pounded unmercifully, and suffered heads wounds as well.  This is part of Paramus' history that most would like to forget, but if you were in the stands that night, you knew that you were witnessing a full-on riot.  People feared for their lives.  Even the police on duty reported that they felt lucky that they weren't killed.  You hear much about fake news these days.  This was real.

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

On to Seton Hall to Play Berkeley Heights

 

Paramus Wins 61-45

 

Sports officials and local police decided to move the next game out of Bergen County for safety and security reasons.  It became a true road game as we traveled to Seton Hall to play Berkeley Heights. 

When Paramus was introduced, out came Jerry Giampetruzzi and Chuck Grabina with their heads bandaged.  Jerry's bandage look more like a skull cap than a dressing.  The team looked battered and bruised, recovering from a one point victory over Englewood just three days earlier that came at a personal cost to everyone on the team. 

As they stood there bandaged and bruised while the Star Spangled Banner played, it became a scene straight out of 1776.  The picture below came to mind.  Those kids looked like they survived a battle, which they did.  I will never forget the emotion that filled that gym on that historical night when the team may have played what might have been their best game of the season, defeating Berkeley Heights 61-45.

 

 

 


 

On to Atlantic City to Play Audubon

 

Paramus Loses 53-50

 

It was a tough loss, a nail biter until the very end.  Jeff Perry played an outstanding, directing the offense, and playing a tight defense.  Sharp shooter Lew Halpern, who had a 1,000+ point career had an off night, but played with heart.  Without exception, the entire team left all they had on the court at Convention Hall that night. 

 

It was a great season!

 

 


 

 

 

Jeff Perry #4 ('64), Jerrry Giampetruzzi ('64) in the background

 


 

 

Lew Halpern - #40 ('63),  Jeff Perry #4 ('64)

 


 

 

 

Jeff Perry #4 ('64)

 


 

1964-65 Season

 


 

Paramus vs. Ridgefield Park

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

1962-63 or 64?

 


 

Student - Faculty Basketball Game

 

  Gerry Giampetruzzi - ? - Mr. Hoeland - Richie Augustensen

 

 


 

1973-74

 


 

December 14, 1973

Paramus v. Bergenfield

 

Photo Courtesy of Stan Cohen ('74)

 

Tom Durovscik ('74) at the fould line.  No pressure!

 

 


 

Wrestling

 


 

Below, are the words of Bob Dickstein, a friend of wrestling, and a friend of Pops Tashian for many years.  His words provide some insight about the kids who participate in this sport; win, lose, or draw.  Wrestling requires a total commitment and unique sacrifices unlike many other sports.  It builds character and gets kids ready to face life's many challenges.  

 

 

 


 

1960 - 1974

 

 

 

Click Below for the complete document

 

The History of Paramus Wrestling

 

 


 

 

The History of the Christmas Tournament

 

 

 


The Christmas Tournament, now known as the "George Jockish Holiday Tournament."  Political correctness trumped tradition as it probably should have back in 1960, the first year of the tournament.

 

Back then, it was the first big competition of the season.  It was a time when we pulled (lost) as much weight as humanly possible to compete in the lowest weight classes.  Winners of this tournament were considered best in class, destined for the post season state championship.  We wrestled four, sometime five matches in three days.  I speak from experience when I say it was pure Hell. 

 

Everyone but our heavyweights struggled to make weight.  The real challenge was in the 98 lb. class, and these guys were no 98 lb. weaklings.  Dennis Kocse (1960-61), Billy Kun (1961-62), Ron Shapiro (1962-63), and Greg Gorab (1963-64) were as tough as they come. 

 

Below is a record of medalists that I have been able to confirm.  Please help me add to this list so I can recognize the accomplishments past generations, and today's champions.

 

 

Paramus Medal Winners

 

 

 

 


 

Artifacts

 

If you have any newspaper articles, medals, trophies, and anything else stored away in your basement or attack, take a picture, make a scan, send it to me and I'll make sure that it gets posted.

 

 

Newspaper Articles

Courtesy of John Schumacher - Class of '64

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

Below are two keepsakes that my father Pops kept for 50+ years.  He never missed a match.

 

 

 

The sketch below was drawn shortly after the Christmas Tournament by a very talented artist, fellow classmate ('64), and friend named Bob Timmons.  Rest assured that there was no drinking, beer or water, during those seasons of maintaining weight. 

 

 

 


 

 

The Paramus Connections

Paul Tashian - Class of '62

 

Below is the cover and the inside cover of the 1982 program.  In 1981, my brother Paul passed away after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was an outstanding and gifted athlete, and later pursued officiating wrestling. 

 

Beginning in 1982, the Outstanding Wrestler is awarded a trophy in my brother's name.  It is a coveted honor that endures to this day.  His son David carried on Tashian wrestling tradition for several years as part of the Ridgewood High School program.  His grandson David has taken up the sport, and hopefully I will have the honor of presenting him the trophy in the name of his grandfather.  Everyone who competes is "outstanding" in their own right.  Wrestlers reading this know what I mean.

 

 

 

 


 

George Jockish - Class of '62

Jockish is a well know name in Paramus.  George's funcle was the former Chief of Police, and his son was an important part of the wrestling scene.  George became the Tournament Director in 1985, a position he held for 18 years.  In 2006, the tournament was again renamed, this time the "George Jockish Bergen County Coaches Association Holiday Wrestling Tournament."  Below is the dedication that appeared on the inside cover of the 2006 program.

 

 


Geoff Jockish - Class of '89

Geoff Jockish played key roles in the Holiday Tournament for several decades.  He was recognized for his efforts and many contributions to the sport in 2006 (see program below).

 

 

 


 

If you click on the link below, it will take you to the complete history of the tournament between 1960 and 2008.   If you find anything more accurate, let me know.

 

The History of Holiday Tournament (1960 - 2008)

 

 


 

1960-61

 


 

The First Wrestling Team

 


 

Highlights

  • Dennis Kocse place 2nd in the District III Championship at 98 lbs.

 


 

1960-61 Team Photo 

 

Kneeling (left to right)

Don Sanns - 130 lbs.(Class of '63), Jose "Pepe" Rodriquez - 130 lbs. (Class of '63), Bruce Forrest - 122 lbs. (Class of '63), Kenny Tashian - 115 lbs. (Class of '64), Bob LaBianca - 106 lbs. (Class of '64), Dennis Kocse - 98 lbs. (Class of '64), Billy Kun - 98 lbs. (Class of '63), Louie Sabini - 141 lbs. (Class of '63), Bob Osinoff - 136 lbs. (Class of '62),

Standing (left to right)

Coach Pete Newell, John Williams - 122 lbs. (Class of '63), Paul Tashian - 147 lbs. (Class of '62), Billy "Bird" Birnbaum - 115 lbs. (Class of '63), Barry Tuchin - 136 lbs. (Class of '63), Harvey Anger - 168 lbs. (Class of '63), Burt Augustensen - 168 lbs. (Class of '62), Al Kuebler - 157 Lbs. (Class of '63), Richie Remick - 168 Lbs. (Class of '63), Ed Moran - 168 lbs. (Class of '62), Tommy Schaeffer - 157 lbs. (Class of '62), Bill Hasselkus - 168 (Class of '62), Ron Manning - 177 (Class of '62).  

Noteworthy of this group is Ed Moran who scored the fastest pin on record...15 seconds.  That's a sight I will never forget.

Not pictured, but essential members of the team included; Mike Capitman - Heavyweight (Class of '63), and Bruce Lisbin - 141 Lbs. (Class of '63), Harry Asdoorian - 115 lbs. (Class of '64), Henry Norring - 115 lbs. (Class of '63), Gary Galante (Class of '64), and Gary Carpenter (Class of '61).

 


 

1961-62

 


 

Highlights

  • Dennis Kocse wins District III Championship at 115 lbs., and takes 2nd in the Regional Championship. 
  • Al Kuebler ('63) wins District III Championship at 157 lbs.
  • John Schumacher takes 2nd in the Novice Tournammet at 141 lbs.
  • Paul Tashian takes 3rd in the Christmas Tournament at 148 lbs.

 


 

1961-62 Team Photo  

 

Kneeling (left to right)

Billy Kun - 98 lbs. (Class of '63), Dennis Kocse - 106 lbs. (Class of '64), Bob LaBianca - 115 lbs. (Class of '64), Bruce Forrest - 122 lbs. (Class of '63), Jose "Pepe" Rodriquez - 130 lbs. (Class of '63), Richie Schulz -136 lbs. (Class of '64), Ron Cheslock - 157 lbs. (Class of '64)

Standing (left to right)

Coach Pete Newell, Bruce St. Thomas - 141 lbs. (Class of '64), Barry Tuchin - 136 lbs. (Class of '63), Paul Tashian - 148 lbs. (Class of '62), Al Kuebler - 157 lbs. (Class of '63), Bob "Moose" Cortese - 168 lbs. (Class of '64), Joe Kutniewski - Heavyweight (Class of '64), Ron Manning - 177 lbs. (Class of '62), Bruce Lisbin - 141 lbs. (Class of '63).

Key Contributors Not Shown

Other members of the 1961-62 team included; Burt Augustensen - 168 lbs. (Class of '62), Eddie Moran (Class of '62), Richie Remick (Class of '63), Lou Sabini (Class of '63), John Schaffer (Class of '63), Don Sanns - 130 lbs. (Class or '63), and Joe Basil (Class of '63).

 

 


 

1962-63

 


 

Highlights

  • Dennis Kocse wins District III Championship
  • Al Kuebler ('63) takes 3rd in the Christmas Tournament, 2nd in the District III Championship, AND defeats previously undefeated district and county champ Ed Ponzini of Teaneck at 168 lbs.
  • Bruce Forrest takes 3rd in the Christmas Tournament at 123 lbs.
  • Ken Tashian defeats previously unfeated Christmas Tournament, District and Regional champ Gary La Russo of River Dell

 


 

1962-63 Team Photo

 

Kneeling (left to right)

Ron Shapio - 98 lbs. (Class of '65), Billy Kun - 106 lbs. (Class of '63), Dennis Kocse - 115 lbs, Bruce Forrest - 122 lbs. (Class of '63), Kenny Tashian - 130 lbs. (Class of '64

Standing (left to right)

Coach Charlie Bauer, Donn Sanns - 136 lbs. (Class of '63), John Schumacher - 141 lbs. (Class of '64), Bruce Lisbin - 147 lbs. (Class of '63) Barry Tuchin - 157 lbd. (Class of '62), Al Kuebler - 168 lbs (Class of '63), Joe Basil - 177 lbs. (Class of '63), Mike Capitman - Heavyweight (Class of '63), John "Jack" Thompson - Trainer, and Coach Ralph Polito. 

Key Contributors Not Shown

Other members of the 1961-62 team included; Burt Augustensen - 168 lbs. (Class of '62), Eddie Moran (Class of '62), Richie Remick (Class of '63), Lou Sabini (Class of '63), John Schaffer

 

Tashian Wins at Bergenfield - 1963

 

 

 


 

1963-64

 


 

Highlights

  • Kenny Tashian wins the Christmas Tournament, District III Championship, and goes undefeated in dual meets.  He loses in the Regional final in the last 15 seconds
  • Dave Samuels take 2nd place in the Novice Tournament 168 lbs.
  • Ron "Animal" Cheslock takes 3rd in the Christmas Tournament at 157 lbs.
  • John Schumacher takes in the Christmas Tournament at 148 lbs.
  • 3rd Joe Kutniewshi is awarded a scholarship to Farleigh Dickinson University where he goes undefeated for two seasons and wins a Metropolitan Championship.

 


 

 

 


 

1963-64 Team Photo

 

 

Kneeling (L-R)

98 - Greg Gorab ('65), 106 - Ron Shapiro ('65), 115 - Tommy Saia ('65), 123 - Dennis Kocse ('64), 130 - Ron Kahn ('65), 136 - Kenny Tashian ('64), 141 - Lou Bivona ('64), 147 - John Schumacher ('64), 157 - Ron "The Animal" Cheslock, 168 - Dave Samuels ('65), 177 - Frank Rulli, and Heavyweight - Joe Kutniewski

Standing (L-R)

Coach Bauer and Coach Ralph Polito

 


 

Newspaper Clippings

Below are copies of newspaper articles that were sent to me just the other by John Schumacher, my teammate and good friend for over five decades.  Unbeknownst to him, his girlfriend at the time, Jennifer Marietta (Class of '65) saved them for 20+ years.  They weren't discovered until by chance (and her daughter's intervention), they reunited and married.

 


 

Paramus 45 - Englewood 5

 

 


Paramus 18 - Pascack Valley 30

 

 

 


Paramus 13 - Fair Lawn 37

 

 


Paramus 51 - Cliffside Park 2

 

 

 

 


Paramus 21 - River Dell 25

 

 

 


Paramus 18 - East Paterson 22

 

 

 


Paramus 11 - Hackensack 32

 

 


Paramus 17 - Ridgewood 23

 

 

 

 


Paramus 34 - Tenafly 8

 

 

 

 

 


Paramus 12 - Teaneck 32

 

 

 


Paramus 56 - Garfield 0

 

 


 

1964-65

 


 

Highlights

  • Mohammed "Mike" Rajabi, a transfer student from Iran, places 3rd in the Christmas Tournament, wins the District III Title, and goes undefeated in dual meets at 141 lbs.
  • Rich Anstatt takes 1st place in the Novice Tournament
  • Gerry Driscol takes 2nd place in the Christmas Tournament Championship at 115 lbs.
  • Tommy Saia takes 3rd place in the Christmas Tournament at 115 lbs.
  • John Policastri takes 2nd place in the District III Championship

 


 

1964-65 Team Photo  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1965-66

 


 

Highlights

  • Steve Baxter wins the Christmas Tournament, and places 2nd in the District III Championship at 178 lbs.
  • Kevin Couglin wins the Christmas Tourament at 98 lbs.
  • Rich Anstatt takes 1st place in the Novice Tournament, places 3rd in the Christmas Tournament, and wins the District III Championship at 148 lbs.
  • John Policastri places 2nd the Christmas Tournament, and wins the District III Championship at 130 lbs.
  • Mark Nilssen places 3rd in the District III Championship at 168 lbs.

 


 

1965-66 Team Photo  

 

 

Seated (L-R)

Gerry Driscoll - Tommy Hlawatsch - Rich "Paste" Anstatt - John Policastri - Mark Nilssen - Kevin Coughlan - Bill Meeker

Standing (L-R)

Coach Ralph Polito - John Piccininni - Bill Schuster - Rich Troisi - Ray Ettenborough - Dick Egan - Coach Charlie Bauer

 


 

1966 Team Captains

 

 

 

 


 

1966-67

 


 

Highlights

  • Steve Baxter wins his second Christmas Tournament Championship and places 2nd in the District III Championship at 178 lbs.
  • Phil Garber places 2nd in the District III Championship at 123 lbs.
  • Kevin Coughlan take 3rd place in the District III Championship

 


 

1966-67 Team Photo  

 

Front Row (L-R)

Tommy Hlawatsch - Kevin Coghlan - Ed Collins - Phil Garber - Bill Meeker - John Piccininni

Standing (L-R)

Coach Ralph Polito - Rich Troisi - Steve Baxter - Joe Miceli - Bill Knichel - Tom Brock - Mark Haislip - Coach Charlie Bauer - Manager Seth Feldman

 

 

 


 

1967-68

 


 

Highlights

  • Capt. Tom Hlawatsch takes 3rd in the District III Championship, and finishes the season with an outstanding 11-1 dual meet record.
  • Doug Ballie takes 3rd in the District III Championship at 136 lbs..
  • Bill Meekek takes 3rd in the District III Championship at 130 lbs.
  • Rich Smith takes 3rd in the District III Championship at 130 lbs.

 


 

1967-68 Team Photo  

 

First Row (L-R)

John Bentz - Len Barcelona - Tommy Hlawatsch - Ken Barcelona - John Klecha

Standing (L-R)

Manager Seth Feldman - Stu Goldstein - Simon Small - Frank Vetrano - Richard Smith - Dennis Ax - Tom Calabrese - Len Fariello - Coach Charlie Bauer

 


 

1968-69

 


 

Highlights

  • Len Barcelona goes undefeated with an 11-0 season, and is seleted 1st Team All Leauge.
  • Ken Barcelona posts a 10-1 record, and is selected 1st Team All Suburban, and 2nd place All Leauge.
  • Randy Kocse posts a 9-2 season, takes 2nd in the Christmas Tournament,  is selected 2nd Team All League (NNJIL), and places 3rd in the District III Championship at 98 lbs.
  • Heavyweigh Len Fariello is selected 2nd Team All League, and takes 2nd place in the District III Championship.

 


 

1968-69 Team Photo  

 

 

First Row (L-R)

Mark Reilly - Randy Kocse - Len Barcelona - Larry Waelde - Gary Ianuzzi

Standing (L-R)

Manager Dave Wolfson - Manager Seth Feldman - John Caleca - Tony Farrell - Frank Vetrano - Mark Reilly - Tom Kupfrian - Len Fariello - Coach Charlie Bauer

 

 


 

1969-70

 


 

Highlights

  • Gary Treinkman wins the Christmas Tournament Championship at 157 lbs.
  •  Ken Barcelona is named 1st Team All-League (NNJIL), All-Suburban, and All-County, takes 2nd in the Christmas Tournament, wins the Regional Championship, and placed 4th in the State Championship at 130 lbs.
  • Len Barcelona is named 1st Team All-League (NNJIL), All-Suburban, and All-County, takes 2nd in the Christmas Tournament, wins the Regional Championship, and places 4th in the State Championship at 123 lbs.
  • Randy Kocse takes 2nd in the Christmas Tournament, and 2nd in the Districy III Championship at 98 lbs. 
  • Mark Reilly takes 3rd place in the District III Championship at 168 lbs.
  • Gary Ianuzzi takes 3rd place in the District III Championship at 136 lbs.
  • Frank Vetrano takes 3rd place in the District III Championship at 148 lbs.
  • Tom Kupfrian takes 3rd place in the District III Championship at 178 lbs.
  • Heavyweight Len Fariello is named 2nd Team All League and All-Suburban, and receives Honorable Mention All-County.
  • Team wins the NNJIL Championship.

 

 


 

1969-70 Team Photo  

 

 

 

First Row (L-R)

Rick Tedesco - Randy Kocse - Len Barcelona - Ken Barcelona - Gary Ianuzzi - Pete Molyneux

Standing (L-R)

Coach Charlie Bauer - Len Fariello - Frank Vetrano - Mark Reilly - Steve Carpenter - Tony Farrell - Roger Smith - Coach J Morhardt

 

 


 

1970-71

 


 

Highlights

  • Roger Smith wins the District III Championship at 157 lbs.
  • Al Rubin places 2nd in the District III Championship
  • Scott Gins places 2nd in the District III Championship
  • Paul Ianuzzi places 2nd in the District III Championship
  • Bob Rucker places 3rd in the District III Championship at 168 lbs.
  • Ed Reilly place 4th in the Christmas Tournament

 

 


 

1970-71 Team Photo  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1971-72

 


 

Highlights

  • Al Rubin places 2nd in the District III Championship
  • Jim Miehe places 3rd in the District III Championship at 130 lbs.
  • Brain Tracy places 3rd in the District III Championship at 98 lbs.
  • Dom Lettera places 3rd in the District III Championship, and is voted 2nd Team NNJIL at Heavyweight
  • Chris Koenig places 4th in the District III Championship

 


 

1971-72 Team Photo  

 

 

First Row (L-R)

Cliff Adams - Jim Miehe - Mike Ossi - Carl Nelson - Brian Tracy

Standing (L-R)

Coach Charlie Bauer - Chris Koenig - Kevin Silverang - Glen Ax - Frank Fariello Alan - Rubin - Dominick Lattera

 

 

 


 

1972-73

 


 

Highlights

  • Chris Koenig wins the District III Championship, takes 3rd in the Regionals at 141 lbs.
  • Glenn Ax places 3rd in the District III Championship at 178 lbs.
  • Jim Miehe places 3rd in the District III Championship at 136 lbs.
  • Bill Reilly places 3rd in the District III Championship at 123 lbs.
  • Jim Ehlers places 3rd in the District III Championship at 148 lbs.
  • Joe Mahfouz places 2nd in the Christmas Tournament, and 3rd in the District III Championship in the Heavyweight Division

 

 


 

1972-73 Team Photo  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1973-74

 

Bill Savage takes over as Head Coach, and begins an era of champions

 


 

Highlights

  • Mark Lotosky places 3rd in the District III Championship at 115 lbs.

 


 

1973-74 Team Photo  

 

 

Front Row (L-R)

Chris Brock - Jeff Maher - Mark Lotosky - Al Levine - Bob Anstatt

Middle Row (L-R)

Paul Nativo - Jim Manley - Ed O'Brien - Joe Paladino - Mike Khoury - Jim Lynch

Back Row (L-R)

Jim Ehlers - Steve Brock - Tom Carl - Neil Davidowitz - Steve Jankowski - Frank Gormeley  

 


 

Team Captain Bill Reilly

 

 

 

 


 

1974-75

 


 

Highlights

  • Bob Lindsey wins the Novice Tournament Championship
  • Bob Anstatt places 2nd the Christmas Tournament, wins the District III Championship, and place 4th in the Regionals at 129 lbs.
  • Tom Carl places 2nd in the District III Championship at 188 lbs.

 


 

1974-75 Team Photo 

 

 

Front Row (L-R)

Mike Linda - Jeff Maher - Kevin Scully - Chris Brock - Art Hanley - Mark Griffith

Middle Row (L-R)

Tom Meihe - Jeff Pappalardo - Ed O'Brien - Rob Anstatt - Joe Paladino

Back Row (L-R)

Mark Coniglio - Steve Brock - Tom Carl - Lance Ochrym - Bob Lindsay - Steve Roccchio

 

 

 


 

1975-76

 


 

Highlights

  • Mark Coniglio pins Hackensack's reining Christmas Tournament Champion in the 185 lb. weight class to lead Paramus to a 25 - 24 victory over powerhouse Hackensack.
  • Jeff Maher takes 2nd place at the Christmas Tournament, and finishes the season with an outstanding 18 - 4 record.
  • Barry Nitzberg takes 3rd place at the Christmas Tournament at 148 lbs.
  • Kevin Sculley takes 4th place at the Christmas Tournament at 129 lbs.
     
  • Lance Ochrym defeats Clifton's Passaic County Champion John George 2 - 1, enroute to a spectacular 15 - 1 season.  

 


 

1975-76 Team Photo  

 

 

Front Row (L-R)

Jeff Maher - Dave DeGregorio - Kurt Massey

Middle Row (L-R)

Joe Maio - Art Hanley - Tom Miehe - Kevin Scully - Joe Cippola

Back Row (L-R)

Lance Ochrym - Charlie Badagliacca - Mike Hamouz - Peter Kalksma - Mark Coniglio - Barry Nitzberg

 

 


 

1981-82

 

Neil Hadley Wins Districts

 

 

 

Paramus' First State Champion

 

 


 

2010-11

 


 

Highlights

  • Nick Alpher wins District and Regional Championships, and takes second place at the State Championship.  He ends his season , and ranked #13 in the nation at 145 lbs!!
  • Eric Giannantonio wins District Championship at 106 lbs.
  • Joe Rizzitello wind District Championship at 130 lbs.

 

 

 

 


 

2010-11 Team Photo  

 

 

 

 

Click below to see the 2010-11 Season Program

 

2010-11 Season Program

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2013-14

 


 

Highlights

 


 

2013-14 Team Photo  

 

 

 

The captains of the 2013-14 Paramus High School wrestling team are, from left, senior Eric Giannantonio (126 pounds), senior Nick Bucci (170/182), senior Justin Cochran (145) and junior Joe Trovato (138).

 

 

 


 

2015-16

 


 

Highlights

  • Kyle Cochran wins the State Championship at 160 lbs.

 


 

 

Kyle Cochran Wins State Title

 

 

 

 


 

2016-17

 


 

Highlights

  • Kyle Cochran takes 2nd place in the State Championship
  • Brian Bonino takes 3rd in the State Championship

 


 

 

Kyle Cochran - Runner-up for State Title

 


 

Brian Bonino - 3rd Place in State Tournament

 

 


 

Track and Field

 


 

The Record Book

 

Updated on May 17, 2014

 

 

Boys Individual Events - Track Name Time/Mark Class/Year
100 Yards Rich Cirner ('65) 9.9 1965
100 Meters Henry Nochimson ('77) 11.3 1977
100 Meters Mike Bubois (could not be verified) 11.3 1981
100 Meters Cid Wilson ('89) 11.3 1989
220 Yards Al Dobritch ('62) 21.8 1962
200 Meters Len La Barre ('79) 23.8 1970
440 Yards Carmen Bailey ('76) 49.6 1975
400 Meters Joe Valazquez ('00) 48.12 1999
880 Yards Richard Rothschild ('75) 1:52.8 1975
800 Meters Dean DeRenzo ('80) 1:57.6 1979
1 Mile Richard Rothschild ('75) 4:17.9 1975
1 Mile Walk Todd Carlson ('82) 9:23.0 1979
2 Miles Richard Rothschild ('75) 9:41.0 1975
3200 Meters Eamon O'Brien ('98) 9:46.71 1997
5000 Meters Brian Ruland ('79) 17:19.0 1979
       
120 Yard Low Hurdles Unknown ? ?
120 Yard High Hurdles Rich Cirner ('65) 14.3 1965
110 Meter High Hurdles Unknown ? ?
180 Yard Low Hurdles Rich Cirner ('65) 19.3 1965
330 Yard Hurdles Bob Antoniazzi ('73) 40.3 1973
300 Meter Hurdles Wes Knowles ('79) 40.4 1979
400 Meter Hurdles Joey Johnson ('04) 53.7 2004

 


Boys Individual Events - Field Name Time/Mark Class/Year
Discus Bruce Hedendal ('65) 186' 5.5" 1965
Shot Put Bruce Hedendal ('65) 61' 1-1/2" 1965
Long Jump Rich Cirner ('65) 24' 1-1/2" 1965
Triple Jump Ralph Davis ('03) 46' 9-1/2" 2003
High Jump Jim Hennessey ('78) 6' 6-1/2" 1977
Pole Vault David Barthold ('71) 13' 6" 1971
Pole Vault John Lehach ('73) 13' 6" 1973
Javelin Trey Bauer ('83) 179' 3" 1981
Javelin (New) Scott Abella ('97) 166' 1997
       
Total Points      
Season Dean DeRenzo ('80) 233 1979
Career Jim Hennessey ('78) 467  

 

Boys Relay Events - Track and Field Name Time/Mark Class/Year
400 Yards - (1/4 Mile Relay)
4 x 110 Yards
Richard Cline ('73)/Tom Tracy ('72)
Len Manis ('73)/Emu Rath ('74)
0:45.2 1972
400 Meter Relay
4 x 100 Meters
Mike Renn ('85)/Mike Hennessy ('85)
Ray Guidetti ('85)/Kevin Carmichael ('85)
0:46.2 1985
880 Yards - (1/2 Mile Relay)
4 x 220 Yards
Alan Strauss ('75)/Carmine Bailey ('76)
Ken Maxwell ('75)/Bob Darella ('77)
01:31.7 1975
800 Meter Relay
4 x 200 Meters
Names Unknown 01:31.4 1976
Mile Relay
4 x 440 Yards
Bob Darella ('77)/Bob Lustberg ('77)
Carmine Bailey ('76)/Richard Rothschild ('75)
03:25.4 1975
1600 Meters
4 x 400 Meters
Dean DeRenzo ('80)/Wes Knowles ('79)
Mike Dubois ('81)/Lenny La Barre ('79)
03:25.8 1979
2 Mile Relay
4 x 880 Yards
Bob Pons ('74)/John Horner ('74)
Dave Zitelli ('75)/Richard Rothschild ('75)
07:58.0 1975
3200 Meters
4 x 800 Meters
Names Unknown 08:03.2 1974
Sprint Medley Carmine Bailey ('76)/Bob Darella ('77)
Ken Maxwell ('75)/Richard Rothschild ('75)
03:27.7 1975
Distance Medley Dave Bushong ('69)/Kurt Maier ('69)
Steve Lotosky ('70)/Ron Speirs ('70)
10:47.1 1969
4 Mile Relay
4 X Mile
Mike Roemer ('77)/John Russell ('78)
John Cooper ('75)/Kevin Ruland ('77)
18:45.0 1977
Shuttle Low Hurdles Jim Grisafi ('65)/Ron Hille ('65)
Ken Kolln ('65)/Rich Cirner ('65)
46.8 1965
Shuttle High Hurdles Jim Grisafi ('65)/Ron Hille ('65)
Ken Kolln ('65)/Rich Cirner ('65)
54.6 1965
High Hurdles Bruce Kleine ('73)/Ed Drehle ('74)
John Lehach ('73)/Bob Antoniazzi ('73)
63.4 1973
400 Meter Hurdles Dean DeRenzo ('80)/Mike LaRosa ('80)
Doug Faley ('80)/Unknown
02:59.1 1980
Intermediate Hurdles Wes Knowles ('79)/Dean DeRenzo ('80)
Mike LaRosa ('80)
02:08.6 1979
Long Jump -  3 Man Relay Mark Kearns ('67)/Ken Kolln ('65)
Rich Cirner ('65)
60'10" 1965
Long Jump -  2 Man Relay Dean DeRenzo ('80)
Reinhardt Schornstaedt ('79)
35' 2½" 1979
Triple Jump 3 Man Relay Ralph Davis ('03)/Jason Endres ('02)
Joey Johnson ('04)
122 8" 2002
Triple Jump 2 Man Relay R Davis/J Endres/J Johnson 79 4" 1979
Pole Vault - 3 Man Relay Dave Barthold ('71)/Bob Driscoll ('71)
John Lehach ('73)
36 '6" 1971
Pole Vault - 2 Man Relay Anthony Rodriquez ('78)
Reinhardt Schornstaedt ('79)
23 '6" 1979
High Jump - 3 Man Relay Jim Hennessey ('78)/Bill Hawn ('78)
Keith Ochrym ('79)
17' 10" 1977
High Jump - 2 Man Relay Anthony Rodriquez ('78)
Reinhardt Schornstaedt ('79)
11' 8" 1979
Discus Relay Mike Mullane ('65)/Neal Socha ('65)
Bruce Hedendal ('65)
470' 8-1/2" 1965
Shot Put Relay Frank Marino ('65)/Neal Socha ('65)
Bruce Hedendal ('65)
154' 7-1/2" 1965
Javelin Jim Hennessey ('78)/Jerry Molletas ('76)
Paul Dittrich ('76)
400' 2" 1976

 

Girls Individual Events - Track Name Time/Mark Class/Year
100 Meters Elana Jauhar ('05) 12.9 2005
200 Meters Jaclyn Bariletto ('00) 27.7 2000
400 Meters Nicole Philibosian ('04) 59.8 2004
800 Meters Jessica Setless ('06) 2:19.1 2006
1600 Meters Amy Kempf ('88) 5:04.1 1988
3200 Meters Amy Kempf ('88) 10:51.1 1988
110 Meter Hurdles Jessica Malacrida ('05) 15.7 2005
400 Meter Hurdles Lisa Coppoletta ('82) 65.7 1981
       
Discus Meghan Judge ('01) 105' 8" 1999
Shot Put Kristan Malacrida ('01) 35' 6" 2001
Long Jump Nicole Philibosian ('04) 17' 1" 2004
Triple Jump Elana Jauhar ('05) 35' 1" 2003
High Jump Jessica Malacrida ('05) 5' 5" 2005
Pole Vault Kari Post ('04) 8' 6" 2004
Javelin (New) Mary King 127 3" 2007

 

Girls Relay Events - Track and Field

Name Time/Mark Class/Year
4 x 100 Meters A Manis/K Post
S Feeney/Jessica Malacrida
0:53.6 2004
4 x 200 Meters A Manis/Nicole Phiolbosian
Elana Jauhar/Jessica Malacrida
01:50.4 2004
4 x 400 Meters R Setless/Jessica Setless
Nicole Phiolbosian/Elana Jauhar
04:03.87 2004
4 x 800 Meters R Setless/K Laughlin
M Sherlock/Jessica Setless
10:06.1 2005
Sprint Medley R Setless/A Manis
Elana Jauhar/Jessica Setless
04:37.4 2004
Distance Medley V Foy/J Goldberg
L Albro/A Kempf
12:58.1 1988
Shuttle Hurdles S Feeney/T Ko
Elana Jauhar/Jessica Malacrida
1:07.91 2005
400 Meter Hurdles M King/T Ko/M Hwang 03:36.3 2006
Long Jump Relay Nicole Phiolbosian/Elana Jauhar/Jessica Malacrida 43' 5" 2004
Triple Jump Relay M King/T Ko/M Hwang 97' 10-1/4" 2007
High Jump Relay Elana Jauhar/S Feeney/Jessica Malacrida 13' 10" 2004
Discus Relay K Carlson/Meghan Judge/K Malacrida 279' 5" 2001
Javelin (New) N Broukian/K Post/S Feeney 223 8" 2004

 

 


 

Won - Loss Record

 

 


 

All-time Best

 



 

All-time Best by School Year

 

 

 

 


 

1960

 


 

Track Meet Against ?

 

 

 

Left to Right

Unknown, Joe Mancuso ('60), Jeff Zayas ('63), Tommy Lee ('60), and unknown

 


 

Spring Practice

 

Perry Dabinett - Class of '60 

 


 

 

Joe Mancuso - Class of '60

Wins at 440 Yards

 

 


 

Carol Pulaski

 

When you think about being ahead of one's time, think Carol Pulaski.  Carol competed with the best of the best in track when the rest of the girls were stuck playing field hockey.  One can only imagine what heights she would have reached had she practiced with, and was a team mate of the likes of Jessica Malacrida (Class of 2005), Maria Elena Di Pasquale (Class of 1989), Jess Altimira (Class of 2010) and Jess Reuveni (Class of 2012).

 

You won't find her name in any of the Spartans record books, but she will have her rightful place on this website as one of Paramus High School's unhearlded stars.  

 

 

1960 Olympic Trials

(200 Yards and Broad Jump)

 

 

Carol Pulaski - Nancy Frisbe - Gladys Pate - Bunny Walker

Central Jersey Track Club

 

 

Paramus Post - 1961

 

 

 


 

1962

 


 

Varsity Track Team

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Phil Fontana - (Class of 1964)

 

Row 1 (sitting) - Left to Right

Ken Brooks ('63), Bob Gerometta ('62), George Downs ('62), John Gargano ('62), Bob Lloyd ('64), Sal Rotolo ('62), Dave Morschauser ('62), Pete Milosky ('63), Pete Kesslar ('63), Bob Reidel ('63), Phil Fontana ('64), Jimmy Albro ('62), and Marty Ollinger ('64).

Row 2 (kneeling) - Left to Right

Guy Vlasits ('64), unknown, Frank Wojno ('63), Ray "Firpo" Pompillio ('63), unknown, Ed Drucker ('64), unknown, unknown, Tommy Schaefer ('62), Bob Davidson ('64), unknown, Bob Probst ('64), Bernie Milosky ('64), Dan Holovach ('64), Glenn Yachechak ('62), Ken Finlay ('64), Al Paviglianti ('62)...maybe

Row 3 (standing) - Left to Right

John Cronin ('64), George Lehach ('63), Lou Bivioa ('64), unknown, Joe Incandella ('64), unknown, Rich Trinchiere ('64), Louie Sabini ('63), Bob Reme ('64), unknown, Rich Mills ('63), Jimmy O'Shea ('63), Dave Landau ('63), unknown, Jim Robinson ('63), Harry Lazare ('64), Billy Comp ('63), Butch "Bull Dog" Turner ('63), unknown, Ray Sparks ('63), Ron Behnke ('63), Tommy Schmidt ('64), Andy Dunn ('64), Mr. Pete Labarbieri, and Coach Mr. Lou Lanzalotto.

 

 


 

1962 Record Breaking Mile Relay Team

 

Penn Relays Winner

 

Photo Courtesy of Steve Lanzalotto (Class of '70)

 

Kneeling - Left to Right

Ray Sparks ('63) - Al Dobritch ('62) - Dave Morschauser ( '62)

Standing - Left to Right

Craig Smith ('63) - Coach Lou Lanzalotto - John Robinson ('63) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1962 Distance Runners (The Mile)

 

Photo Courtesy of Joe D'Arco (Class of 1963)

 

Left to Right

Joe D'Arco, George Downs ('62) and Ray "Firpo" Pompillio ('63)

 


 

1962

Paramus Post Article

 

 

 


 

1963

 


 

Varsity Track Team

 

 

 


 

1963 Track Practice

 

Kneeling (L-R)

Walt Talarek and ?

Standing

Unknown, Al Kuebler, Henry Hensel

 


 

1965

 


 

 Varsity Track Team

 

The Hurdlers

 

 


 

Middle Distance

 

Fred Hoogland - Class of 1965

880 Yards Against Bergen Catholic

 
 
 

 

1966

 


 

 

The Quarter Mile Standout

 

Bill Jackob - Class of 1966

440 Yards Against Bergen Catholic

 

 

Bill Jackob - Class of 1965

Penn Relays

 


 

1968

 


 

 

Dennis Bivona - Sprints

 

 


 

Doug Davidson - Hurdles

 

 


 

Jim Loughlin - Weights

 

 

 

 


 

2005

 


 

Super Star

Jessica Malacrida!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 2006

 


 

Jenni Zyment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2010

 


 

 

Tony Nadera - Pole Vault

 

 

 


 

Jess Altamira - High Jump

 

 

 

 


 

2012

 


 

 

Field Star Jess Reuveni

Record Toss of 110' 3" (2011)

 

 

 


 

Kevin Jackson 4x400 Meters

 

 


 

 

Front Row (L-R)

Bhakti Patel and Katie Kuderka

Middle Row (L-R)

Andrea Koutsis, Matt Lefer and Jenna Sula

Back Row (L-R)

Kelsey Revicki, Jess Reuveni and Mandy Liu.

 

 


 

Baseball

 

 



 

50 Years of Outstanding Baseball Leadership

 

Coach Joe Cervino and Coach Bob Kingsley

 

 


 

The 50's & 60's

 


 

Camloc Litte League All Stars

1956

Left to Right

Paul Tashian ('62) - Rodney Webber ('61) - Larry Lazar ('62)

 


 

Behnke Lumber Little League

Memorial School

1956

 

Courtesy of Howie Behnke (Class of '64)

 

Seated - Front (left to right)

Steve Parker ('64) - Howie Behnke ('64) - Mickey Vaccaro - Wayne Gowan ('64) - Walt Talarek ('64) - Ron Behnke ('63) - Jeff Behnke ('64)

Seated - Rear (left to right)

Mike Bernstein ('65) - Pete Carlson ('63) - Neil Robertson ('62) - Barry Behnke ('62) - Mike Sullivan (Bergen Catholic) - Gerry Giampetruzzi ('64)

Coaches Standing (left to right)

Mr. Joe Vaccaro - Mr. Frank Giampetruzzi (Jerry's dad)

 


 

Paramus Little League

All Purpose Roll Leaf Hawks

Memorial School

1956

 

 

Standing (L-R)

John Agnello ('64) - Unknown - Unknown - Kenny Jordan ('64) - Keith Verheeck ('64) - Vic Webb ('64) - Bob “Charlie” Kostura ('64) - Unknown - #12 Unknown

 

Background - Players, Coaches, and Parents (L-R)

Duncan “Gus” Campbell (Dennis’ father) – Coach wearing Little League Shirt

Bears Player - Unknown

Baseball cal with plaid shirt - unknown

Mr. Webb (Vic’s father) in dark hat and coat

 

Other coaches, spectators, parents, boys with backs toward the camera are all UNKNOWN

 


 

Paramus Little League

1957

Left to Right

Bob "Moose" Cortese ('64) - Lou Sette ('64) 

 


 

Babe Ruth League

1957

Front - Left to Right

Kenny Tashian ('64) - Paul Tashian ('62) - Dwight Eich ('62)

Rear - Left to Right

John Ackalitus ('60) - "Pops" Tashian - Pete Sabella ('62)

 


 

Lou Sette ('64)

1958

 

 


 

Babe Ruth Baseball All-Star Photos

 1959

 


 

 

 


 

Paramus Babe Ruth League

Bamberger's

1959

 

Photo Courtesy of Barry Holt ('63)

First Row (L-R)

Jim Frye - Steve Schrell - Barry Holt ('63) - Dave West ('64) - Charlie Celia

Back Row (L-R)

Bob Reme ('64) – Unknown - Paul Smith (Bergen Catholic) - Coach Unknown

 

 


Paramus Babe Ruth League Champions

1960

 

Photo Courtesy of ?

 

Front Row (L-R)

Ken Cerni ('65) - Richie Cirner ('65) - Unknown? - Dennis Moore ('64) - Len Zander ('64) - Howie Kirker ('64)

Back Row (L-R)

Coach Pops Tashian - Frank Rulli ('64) - Bob Luckow ('65) - Billy Compagnone ('63) - Jimmy Finch ('64) - Jerry Giampetruzzi - Coach Frank Giampetruzzi 

 


 

Connie Mack 

State Champions

1962 

Courtesy of Jeff Perry (Class of '64)

 

Front Row - (left to right)

John LoPinto ('62) - Jim Shenkberger ('62) - Jerry Giampetruzzi ('64) - Bob "Moose" Cortese ('64) - John Cronin ('64)

Middle Row - (left to right)

Coach ? - Paul Pecoraro ('62) - Jeff Perry ('64) - Frank Rulli ('64) - Coach Frank Giampetruzzi

Standing (left to right)

Coach Jack Marsh - Billy Monti ('62) - Rodney Webber ('61) - Paul Smith - Richie "Chico" Schiesswohl ('63)

 


 

 

 

 


 

1962 Babe Ruth All Star Team

 

Photo Courtesy of Jack Carroll (Class of 1965)

 

Kneeling (L-R)

First person is cut off - then: Johnny VanSaun, Mike Panchuck, Mike Bernstein, Dennis Petriella, Dave West, Head Coach Pops Tashian.

Standing (L-R)

Assistant Coach Tramontano, Johnny DeRobertis, Dennis Moore, Bob Reme, Mike Donnelan, Walter Talarek, Bob Mulcahey, Jack Carroll, Tom Brennan (partial)

Missing: Danny Moffitt and Cliff Lovas 
 
 
 

 

1963

 


 

1963 NNJIL Co-Champions

 

 

  


 

1963 NNJIL All Stars 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1964


 

1964 Baseball Spartans

25 Wins - 2 Losses

NNJIL Champions

Bergen County Champions

Group III State Champions

 


The Team

 

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Perry ('64)

 

Sitting (L-R)

Dennis Moore ('64) - Bob Mulcahey ('65) - Jimmy Finch ('64) - John Arbucho ('66) - Dave West ('64) - Mike Boffalo ('65) - Jeff Perry ('64) - Howie Behnke ('64)

 

Standing (L-R)

Coach Mr. Bob Kingsley - Jerry Dyrsten ('64) - J

Jerry Giampetruzzi ('64) - Bob "Moose" Cortese ('64) - Frank Rulli ('64) - Lou Sette ('64) - Jack Weaver ('65) - John "Dizzy" Deane ('64)

 


 

The Coach

Post Season Honors for Coach Kingsley

 

 

 


 

 

1964 was a great year for Spartan baseball.  It was the combination of talent from the Classes of 1964 & 1965, and great coaching by Head Coach Mr. Bob Kingsley that made all the difference.

 

Many of these kids played on Pops Tashian's Babe Ruth League teams, and it was self-evident way back then that they were destined for greatness.  If the game was close back then, Pops would call time, wave Jerry Giampetruzzi in from the outfield and put him on the mound in relief.  It's difficult to even guess the speed of Jerry's fastball, but most of the time the ball was in Lou Sette's catcher's mitt before the batter was halfway through their swing.  People in the stands (myself included) would look at one another and raise their eyebrows saying "WOW!" without speaking a word.

 

Jerry was a very gifted athlete, one of those three sport lettermen who comes around once in a great while.  In centerfield, Jerry could cover most of the outfield in just a few strides.  It was a wonderful thing to watch him turn for certain extra base hits into outs.  Runners on base rarely tested his arm because that they knew he didn't need a cutoff man to relay a throw to home plate.  His throws from deep center were on target ropes that usually arrived on the fly, or on one bounce.

 

Jerry was a lefty hitter who could pound the ball.  He and his family lived on Timothy Place, just beyond the path from Farview School in right-center field (circled in yellow).  It could be urban legend, or it could be a fact that one of his out of the ballpark home runs broke his kitchen window.  I've heard the story so many times that there has to be some truth to it.

 

 




Bobby Mulcahey was another one of those gifted athletes that made it look easy.  He was also a gifted golfer.  Lawrence Taylor of the NY Giants can attest to that.  Bobby beat him on a regular basis, and they weren't playing for fun. 
 

 Jeff Perry was another gifted athlete that came in a different package.  His skills were speed and coordination more so than power, yet he could pound the ball for extra bases and homeruns.  These skills are what made him a great soccer player, and the field general of the 1963 basketball team that went all the way to the state final in Atlantic City where we lost a heartbreaker to Audubon.

 

Dennis Moore was another one of those kids who might not be recognized as a gifted athlete until you watched him on the field turning singles into double plays.  Dennis and Jeff Perry were an infield dynamic duo that saved many a game for Paramus pitchers.  Dennis received post season All-County Honorable Mention recognition, a travesty in my book.  Dennis was a reliable batter with men on base, and was at the plate that day in Carlstadt when he hit a thunderous shot for an inside-the-park walk-off home run to win the state championship.

 

Lou Sette ('64) was the guardian of the plate who rarely dropped a pitch.  By the time Lou was a senior, he had over seven years of experience behind the plate.  Many kids changed positions throughout their playing days, but not Lou.  He was a pitchers' catcher, calling the right pitches, running down bunts, blocking the plate, and turning stolen bases into outs with his surefire arm.  He didn't get headlines like some of his teammates, but Bergen County coaches recognized his talent and selected him for the All-County Honorable Mention team.

 

John "Dizzy" Deane ('64), Howie Behnke ('64), Bob "Moose" Cortese, and Jerry Dyrsten ('64) round out a group of kids who played a team sport as a team.  Without exception, every one of those kids made a contribution to that championship season.  It's one of those things that stays with you the rest of your life. 

 

 


 

Preseason Predictions

 

 

 


Post Season Honors

First Team All-State

 

Jerry Giampetruzzi

 

Jerry made All NNJIL, All County, and All State that year, and ended up signing a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.    

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 All-County - First Team

Bob Mulcahey ('65) - Third Base and Pitcher

Jerry Giampetruzzi ('64) - Outfield 

 


 

All-County - Second Team

Jeff Perry ('64) - Second Base

John "Dizzy" Deane ('64) - Pitcher

Howie Behnke ('64) - Outfield

 


 

 All-County - Honorable Mention

Dennis Moore ('64) - Third Base

(Author's Choice for First Team!)

Bob "Moose" Cortese ('64) - First Base

 Lou Sette ('64) - Catcher

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

N.N.J.I.L Honors

 

 


 

 

 


 

 All-League - First Team

Bob Mulcahey ('65) - Third Base

Jeff Perry ('64) - Second Base

Jerry Giampetruzzi ('64) Outfield

Howie Behnke ('64) Outfield

 


 

 All-League - Second Team

 Lou Sette ('64) - Catcher

John "Dizzy" Deane ('64) - Pitcher

Dennis Moore ('64) - Third Base
(Author's Choice for First Team!)

 

Bob "Moose" Cortese ('64) - First Base

 

 


 

 

Spartan Hurlers Rule

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bob Mulcahey ('65) - 7 wins - 0 losses

Jerry Dyrsten ('64) - 5 wins - 0 losses

John "Dizzy" Deane ('64) - 8 wins - 2 losses

 


The Season

 

 

 

 


April 2, 1964

Paramus 7 - Tenafly 2

 

 

 

 


April 4, 1964

Paramus 4 - Bergen Catholic 0

 

 

 

 


April 7, 1964

Paramus 2 - Old Tappan

 

 

 


April 11, 1964

Paramus 4 - Bergen Catholic 2

 

 

 

 


April 27, 1964

Paramus 3 - Ridgewood 0

 

 

 


April 29, 1964

Paramus 2 - Bergenfield 1

 

 


May 8, 1964

Paramus 5 - Rutherford 0

 

 

 


May 20, 1964

Paramus 4 - Bergenfield 1

 

 

 


May 22, 1964

Paramus 3 - Teaneck 2

 


 

 

County Championship

 

 


 

Paramus Wins Semifinal Game

 

 


Jeff Perry Homers

 

(I told you he had skill and power!)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Paramus Wins County Championship

Paramus 9 - Leonia 1

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Paramus Wins State Championship

 


 

 

 


 

Westbrook Junior High School

1967 Baseball Team 

Photo Courtesy of Larry Cerniglia - Class of 1969

 

Front Row (left to right)

UNKNOWN - John Luckner - Bobby Levinson - Kevin Behnke - Larry Cerniglia - Pat Cafferty - Pete Gesner - Barry Landua - Mike Bergmani

 

Back Row (left to right)

Coach John Valenta - John Duffie - Larry Richardson - Kenny Weber - Steve Tundell - Hall of Fame Basketball Player Rick Holdt - Howie Rifkin - UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN - Dave Campbell - and Hall of Fame Baseball Player Coach Bill Henderson

 


 

Connie Mack Baseball

Summer 1967

 

Photo Courtesy of Robert Fatovic ('67)

 

Left to Right
 

Robert Fatovic ('67) - Mike Danlychuk ('67)

 

 


 

The 70's

 


 

1970 Rescue Squad Fast Pitch Softball Team

Photo Courtesy of Ron Raab - Class of 1965

 

Sitting (left to right)

(1) - John Policastri, (2) - Ron Raab, (3) - Ron Zappile, (4) - Mike Bushsta, (5) - Brian Hennessey, (6) - Big Al Boltes, (7) - Little Al Boltes

Standing (left to right)

(1) - Judd Manning, (2) - Bobby Kamhoussen, (3) - Mike Noe, (4) - Larry Ortlieb, (5) - Jack ?, (6) - Al Gillart, (7) - Debbie Gillart (Al's wife)

 

 


 

Paramus Police Department

1975-76

 

Photo Courtesy of Frank De Pauw

 

 

Sitting (L-R)

Tom Hornridge - Bob Thompson (Class of '72)

First Row (L-R)

Paul Donohue - Joe Ackerman (Class of '72) - Frank DePauw (Class of '66) - Randy Kremer - Bill Nutland - (Class of '68) - John Behnke (Class of '71) - Rich DeAngelo - Steve Procia -  Ed Winters

Back Row (L-R)

Vinny Brock (Class of '73) - Steve Mehl (Class of '68) - Richie Ralph (Class of '65) - Richie Marsh - Steve Roth (Class of '63) - Ed Nekel - Ken Sinatra  - Jerry May (Class of '62) - Chief George Elliot - Jimmy Albro (Class of '62) - Carl Massey

 

 

 

 


 

The 2000's

 


 

 

2003 Varsity Baseball Team

 

Names Courtesy of Matt Corso (Class of 2006)

 

Kneeling (L-R)

Coach Mike Libirti - Ray Coronia - Mike Santana - James Adamo - Ryan Mongon - Jeff Farhatt - Jon Calhoun

Standing (L-R)

Tom Legregni - Eric Valdez - Justin Tegg - Kevin Moran - Bobby Flannelly - Coach Vic Di Pasquale - Scott Darwick - Mark Hirata - Donnie Hays - Stephen Virgone - Coach Joe Cervino

 

 


 

2005 Varsity Baseball Team

 

League Champs

 

Photo Courtesy of Matt Corso (Class of 2006)

 

Kneeling (L-R)

Pete Soderman - Tom Moon - Mark Bilali - Kevin Huang - Captain Tom Legregni - Captain Billy Herrick - Mike Putrino - Aaron Hensz - Xio Wei Chen

 

Standing (L-R)

Coach Vic DiPasquale - Coach Mike Liberti - Scott Zymet - George Featherstone - Travis Ferguson - Kevin Wieme - Matt Corso - Anthony Cestaro - Marc Palestina - Coach Joe Cervino

 

 


 

2006 Varsity Baseball Team

 

Graduating Seniors

 

25-4 Season - Best Record Ever!

 

Photo Courtesy of Matt Corso (Class of 2006)

 

Left to Right)

Anthony Cestaro - George Featherstone - Travis Ferguson - Scott Syment - Kevin Wieme - Captain Matt Corso - Jason Berenberg - Captain Marc Palestina - Eddie Buffalo

 


 

2011 Freshman BCCA Champions

 

Photo Courtesy of Matt Corso (Class of 2006)

 

Kneeling (L-R)

Eric Rosenzweig - Mickey Diaz - Chris Billera - Jimmy Hallihan (with Lanny Ennis Championship Trophy) - Alex Castro - Stephen McGuire - Emil Lopez

Standing (L-R)

Coach Joe Palmaccio - Coach Eric Crespo - Paul Lawton - Rich LaBarbiera - Zack Smith - Gabe Cepeda - Kenny Froenapfel - Michael Piquero - Brian Polsky - Kevin Lannigan - Sam Melendez - Leshawn Perry - Mike DeSimone - Matt Warren - Coach Matt Corso, Coach Warburton - Coach Justin Tegg

 


 

Former Standout David Ferrara Joins Spartan Coaching Staff

 

April 2011

 

David Ferrara - Class of 2008

 


 

2012 Tri-Captains

 

Left to Right

 

Matt Krum - Tyler Garguilo - Frankie Colasante - Coach Jon Morrisette