Coach Gibbs had an impactful presence across every Ramapo athletic team he invested in – from football and wrestling to cross country. His legacy will live on for many years to come.
Two high school coaches in Bergen County were suspended without explanation this month, prompting an uproar at a Board of Education meeting Monday night.
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Ramapo High School provides its students with a well-rounded education. Academic programs emphasize critical thinking and communication skills, which prepare graduates for success in various fields. Furthermore, Ramapo has a strong focus on student achievement and social awareness. In addition to these components, it offers extracurricular activities like Gold Masque Theatre Club performances from Paper Mill Playhouse as well as extracurricular clubs like its Gold Masque theatre club.
The district’s mission is to provide each student with learning experiences that provide opportunities to: * demonstrate proficiency by meeting or exceeding core standards * show diverse learning and problem-solving skills * develop creativity, innovation, and productivity * identify strengths and interests * encourage leadership, adaptability responsibility, integrity respect wellness lifestyle support ** incorporate relevant technologies into learning processes ** foster an atmosphere of trust.
Ramapo Raiders found time for celebration after beating No. 4 Montville 3-2 in Friday night’s North 1, Group 3 state sectional final at Franklin Lakes. A close game that came down to its last pitch, with Niko Logothetis being caught by Christian Cavagnaro, was thrilling for both sides involved and will surely go down in team history as one of their finest moments ever.
This year’s season has been one of the most thrilling and competitive in recent history. The Raiders entered their tournament with a 10-2 record and are hoping to capture their first section title since 2005. Their season started well by defeating Pascack Valley by three goals before winning two more contests over Bergen County and Northern Valley/Demarest to top out with a victory for themselves.
Sean DiMauro graduated from Ramapo High School in 2002 and has been teaching chemistry in his former district ever since. Certified to teach all levels of chemistry, Sean served in the US Marine Corps prior to becoming an educator, as well as competing collegiately in football, wrestling, and track & field.
Niko Logothetis may admire the pitching styles of New York Yankees greats like Mariano Rivera and Nestor Cortes Jr., but his pitching style has proven successful for the Ramapo High School baseball team. After defeating Montville 3-2 on Friday in North 1 Group 3 State Sectional action, Ramapo High School became 2022 North 1, Group 3 State Sectional Champions under Logothetis’ leadership – highlighted by players like Connor Saslow, Michael Whooley, Payne Teel Teel Teel Jack Klein and Jake Lopez all providing stellar contributions Connor Saslow has also shown his pitching prowess as they have delivered shutout performances against non-public, top-ranked Don Bosco Prep in addition to three-hit gem performances during county tournament quarterfinal wins over Pascack Valley atop-ranked non-public top-ranked Don Bosco Prep!
This game featured an intense pitching duel between two of the finest arms in the state. Montville junior lefty Ian Kaiser, a former Bergen County champion himself, went all-out in the opener without showing any fear for such an occasion or challenge; indeed, he seemed to embrace it and go all-out!
While playing on even terms in the bottom of the third inning, the Raiders finally managed to break through. Connor Saslow reached on an error before Jack Klein hit an infield single before Teel hit a bases-loaded double that brought Saslow home while also scoring Klein from third base.
This was an emotional, heated game. Each dugout was packed, while fans lined the fences all the way down to the third base side. On more than one occasion, the home plate umpire had to intervene and calm things down in both dugouts as tensions escalated; nonetheless, it was genuinely outstanding baseball action!
Joe Del Buono
Joe Del Buono has spent 40 years coaching high school scholastic sports, and it would be impossible to fully capture all the highlights, friendships, and life lessons he’s imparted in one conversation or even several paragraphs. He owes much gratitude to previous assistant coaches such as Bob Brown, Don McLaughlin, and Dan Van Der Molen and current sidekicks Mickey Hunt and Ryan Psirari (a 2002 Ramapo graduate who now coaches Highlanders). To name but a few.
There’s also his time spent coaching young athletes he still regularly keeps in contact with, some of whom may look back fondly upon their high school careers and educational experiences he hopes they hold dearest memories of. This makes up part of what makes coaching unique to him.
Joey Buono works as an Engineering Change Coordinator for JOST International out of Grand Haven, Michigan. View their contact information, work history, educational background, and public records here.
Jack Epstein has long been recognized as a leader in baseball instruction. He has spoken at schools and youth leagues around the country while being an enthusiastic fan of all things baseball. Tommy Lasorda and Al Leiter have worked closely with Jack; their teachings are widely considered some of the finest available today; each summer, Jack hosts his baseball camp, which draws in top talent in baseball.
Timpson Trading Corporation in the Bronx hosts this camp that includes some of the finest instructors available today, providing young baseball players with an opportunity to develop and sharpen their skills. Jack Epstein himself owns “Epstein’s Hitting Systems,” providing training aimed explicitly at hitting. Having been active for over three decades as a trainer of shooting, his expertise is well-known and respected throughout his industry.
Ben has also appeared in various television shows and movies, such as The Zack Files, Quints, Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire, and an episode of Real Kids, Real Adventures. Additionally, he has performed on stage productions of Cabaret; Degrassi: The Next Generation cast member, playing Craig Manning’s role twice during the series run.
At first, he made his mark through film roles; later on, he would star in many plays and musicals, such as Drake’s I’m Upset music video and Toronto Fringe Festival’s Boy Falls from the Sky one-man show.
In 2008, he led Conference USA in terms of pitching wins, opponent’s batting average, and strikeouts. Additionally, he earned five All-America selections that season and was honored as a Division I First Team All-American by Louisville Slugger College Sports Network; further, he was shortlisted for an NCAA Tallahassee Regional Award before earning two All-Big East selections that year.