The Belleville High School crew team came away with stellar results from the Flick #5 in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 13 under warm and windy conditions.

Competing were 71 teams from six states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Texas).

The Belleville Lightweight 4 Boys “A” Crew finished first in its heat ahead of four other crews.  The Girls Varsity 4 and Lightweight 4 Boys “B” Crew finished third in their respective heats.  The Boys JV 4 finished ninth out of 29 crews; the Girls JV 4 crew finished 11th out of 24 crews and the Boys JV 8 finished 12th out of 20 crews.  The Boys Novice 4 had a great race, finishing fourth out of 14 crews and the Girls Novice 8 finished 20th out of 23 crews. The Girls Varsity 8 and Boys Varsity 4 competed against some very strong teams.

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The Belleville High School crew team, under cool and windy conditions, brought home the hardware at the Metropolitan Youth Speed Order regatta held on the Passaic River in Lyndhurst on April 5, winning medals in seven of the 10 events they competed in.

Bringing home medals were the Girls Varsity 4, finishing one second ahead of a fast Nutley crew; the Boys Lightweight 4 “A”; Junior Varsity 8; and Novice 8, all finishing in first place.

The Girls and Boys Junior Varsity 4s finished in second place, earning silver medals, and the Boys Lightweight 4 “B” finished in third place, earning a bronze medal.

The Boys and Girls Novice 8 boats competed in their first race of the season.

The other schools that competed in the regatta were Kearny, North Arlington, Ridgewood, St. Peter’s Prep and St. Benedict’s Prep.

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By Mike Lamberti
CORRESPONDENT
Belleville Times

Another chilly day on the open sea didn’t deter the Belleville High crew teams on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

The Bucs will be back in Philadelphia this Sunday for a third series of Manny Flick races.

Last weekend, Belleville had some good efforts in Philadelphia.

“We did a really good job,” said head coach Jeff Lahm. “We brought nine crews to Philadelphia and came away with a first place, two second place, three third place, two fourth place and one fifth place finish. The kids are making a lot of progress.”

The boys JV 4 finished first in its heat and recorded the second fastest time out of 11 teams. It took the lead at the 500 meter mark and held it for the last 1,000 meters. Members of that team were Justin Baldwin, Kyle Aponte, Howard Tapia, Tom McNulty and Mustafa Asali.

“As is our tradition, the boys ran the ‘Rocky Steps’ after their win,” Lahm said, referring to the famous steps in downtown Philadelphia that Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa character made famous some 38 years ago.

The boys raced two lightweight 4 shells, an ‘A’ and ‘B’ team. The B was second in its heat and was led by Kristen Mucha, Dan Rodriguez, Andrew Muela, Rony Martinez and Andrew Quesada. The A finished third and was paced by Catarina Fernandes, Jose Silva, Santiago Andrade, Anthony Nazario and Justin Victorio.

The girls varsity 4 and varsity 8 shells also did well. The varsity 4 was third and featured Shantel Juarez, Reyna Moriera, Kassandra Luna, Ashley Wohltman and Estefany Tello. The varsity 8, which rowed its first race of the season last Sunday, took fourth. That shell featured Dayana Vargas, Karen Sarango, Karol Romero, Darlene Ortega, Liz Rodriguez, Natalie Lopez, Pamela Pomatana, Veronica Alvarado and Melanie Andrade.

Rounding out the varsity shells was the boys 4, which took third. Members of that team were Sam Ramirez, Oscar Torres, Diego Maldonado, Gary Aguirre and Vincent Lamparello.

Enmanuel Padilla competed in a JV single and finished fourth for Belleville. The girls JV 4, featuring Isabel Rosa, Shayma Embaby, Rosalied Rodriguez, Andrea Nguyen and Viviana Felipe, was second and the boys JV 8 of Patricio Marriot, Erik Arroyo, Jonathan Bastidas, Matthew Mucha, David Cortes, Jonathan Russo, John Bianchi, Michael Nicosia and Michael Tardillo, rowed for the first time this season and finished fifth.

“The boys JV 8 had two new rowers and a new coxswain,” Lahm said. “They raced hard and did well.”

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By Mike Lamberti
Correspondent
Belleville Times

In a winter of true discontent, the Belleville High crew team has battled the elements and officially began its 2014 season last Sunday at the first of a series of Manny Flick races in Philadelphia.

The Bucs are once again being coached by Jeff Lahm. Belleville began practice in mid February, during a host of really bad weather days, on the chilly banks of the Passaic River.

Belleville will be back in Philadelphia this Sunday for the second Manny Flick race.

Last week, Belleville did a good job in its first races of the year.

“We had very limited water preparation, due to the weather conditions,” Lahm said. “We took only five crews to Philadelphia last Sunday, but did pretty good, overall.”

The Bucs had three second place boats, as well as a third place and sixth place finisher. Overall, there were 27 teams from New Jersey and Pennsylvania at last Sunday’s Flick.

Lahm reported that the closest race of the day for Belleville came in the boys JV 4, where the team took second by .04 seconds to Father Judge and ahead of Roman Catholic, Collingswood and Upper Merion high schools. That shell featured Justin Baldwin, Enmanuel Padilla, Tom McNulty and Mustafa Asali.

The boys lightweight 4 also came down to Belleville and Father Judge, with the Bucs taking second, just 1.8 seconds behind the winning shell. Members of that shell were Catarina Fernandes, Jose Silva, Santiago Andrade, Anthony Nazario and Justin Victorio.

The girls had a good race in the varsity 4, finishing third. Leading the way there were Shantel Juarez, Rosalie Rodriguez, Lassandra Luna, Ashley Wohltman and Estefany Tello.

In the boys varsity 4, the shell took sixth overall, as Sam Ramirez, Oscar Torres, Diego Maldonado, Gary Aguirre and Vincent Lamparello paced the Bucs.

The girls JV 4 also did well, taking second. Members of that shell were Isabel Rosa, Shayma Embaby, Karol Romero, Andrea Nguyen and Viviana Felipe.

NOTES: In addition to the Flick races in Philadelphia, which culminate with the City Championships on May 4, Belleville will also race twice from its boathouse in North Arlington, on the Passaic River. On Saturday, April 5, the Bucs race at the Metro Youth Speed Order and on May 10 are the Passaic Sprints.

The prestigious Stotesbury Regatta is scheduled for May 16-17 and the Scholastic Nationals are the following weekend, in West Windsor, NJ.

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March 20, 2014    Last updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1:59 PM
Belleville Times

In a winter of true discontent, the Belleville High crew team has battled the elements and officially began its 2014 season last Sunday at the first of a series of Manny Flick races in Philadelphia.

The Bucs are once again being coached by Jeff Lahm. Belleville began practice in mid February, during a host of really bad weather days, on the chilly banks of the Passaic River.

Belleville will be back in Philadelphia this Sunday for the second Manny Flick race.

Last week, Belleville did a good job in its first races of the year.

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/schools/belleville-crew-team-begins-season-in-philly-1.746048#sthash.g5O9iqxi.dpuf

March 20, 2014    Last updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1:59 PM

Belleville Times

In a winter of true discontent, the Belleville High crew team has battled the elements and officially began its 2014 season last Sunday at the first of a series of Manny Flick races in Philadelphia.

The Bucs are once again being coached by Jeff Lahm. Belleville began practice in mid February, during a host of really bad weather days, on the chilly banks of the Passaic River.

Belleville will be back in Philadelphia this Sunday for the second Manny Flick race.

Last week, Belleville did a good job in its first races of the year.

“We had very limited water preparation, due to the weather conditions,” Lahm said. “We took only five crews to Philadelphia last Sunday, but did pretty good, overall.”

The Bucs had three second place boats, as well as a third place and sixth place finisher. Overall, there were 27 teams from New Jersey and Pennsylvania at last Sunday’s Flick.

Lahm reported that the closest race of the day for Belleville came in the boys JV 4, where the team took second by .04 seconds to Father Judge and ahead of Roman Catholic, Collingswood and Upper Merion high schools. That shell featured Justin Baldwin, Enmanuel Padilla, Tom McNulty and Mustafa Asali.

The boys lightweight 4 also came down to Belleville and Father Judge, with the Bucs taking second, just 1.8 seconds behind the winning shell. Members of that shell were Catarina Fernandes, Jose Silva, Santiago Andrade, Anthony Nazario and Justin Victorio.

The girls had a good race in the varsity 4, finishing third. Leading the way there were Shantel Juarez, Rosalie Rodriguez, Lassandra Luna, Ashley Wohltman and Estefany Tello.

In the boys varsity 4, the shell took sixth overall, as Sam Ramirez, Oscar Torres, Diego Maldonado, Gary Aguirre and Vincent Lamparello paced the Bucs.

The girls JV 4 also did well, taking second. Members of that shell were Isabel Rosa, Shayma Embaby, Karol Romero, Andrea Nguyen and Viviana Felipe.

NOTES: In addition to the Flick races in Philadelphia, which culminate with the City Championships on May 4, Belleville will also race twice from its boathouse in North Arlington, on the Passaic River. On Saturday, April 5, the Bucs race at the Metro Youth Speed Order and on May 10 are the Passaic Sprints.

The prestigious Stotesbury Regatta is scheduled for May 16-17 and the Scholastic Nationals are the following weekend, in West Windsor, NJ.

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/schools/belleville-crew-team-begins-season-in-philly-1.746048#sthash.g5O9iqxi.dpuf

Belleville High School crew competed in its first regatta and came away with very good results on Sunday, March 16 at the Manny Flick #1. With very limited water preparation due to weather conditions, Belleville traveled with only five crews to compete in Philadelphia.

Belleville crew came away with three second-place, one third-place and one sixth-place finishes.

The closest race of the day was the Boys’ Junior Varsity 4. This was an exciting race, with the lead see-sawing back and forth between Belleville and Father Judge crews. The finish was hotly-contested and very close with Belleville finishing in second place by 0.4 seconds ahead of Roman Catholic, Collingswood and Upper Merion crews.

The Boys’ Lightweight 4 was another closely-contested race with the lead see-sawing back and forth between Belleville and Father Judge. Father Judge won by a margin of 1.8 seconds.

Highlights of the regatta:

Varsity Crews
• Boys’ Lightweight 4: With a time of 5:05.14 finished in second place to Father Judge (5:03.36) by a margin of only 1.8 seconds and finishing ahead of Collingswood crew. This was an exciting race, with the lead see-sawing back and forth between Belleville and Father Judge crews. Result earned Belleville crew 21 points in the race for the boys’ team trophy.

Members of Belleville Boys’ Lightweight 4 Crew Cox: Catarina Fernandes; Rowers: Jose Silva, Santiago Andrade, Anthony Nazario, and Justin Victorio.

• Girls’ Varsity 4: finished in third place to Father Judge by only a margin 6.38 seconds from first place, finishing ahead of Mount Saint Joseph’s-A, Mount Saint Joseph’s-B and Germantown Academy crews. Result earned Belleville crew 15 points in the race for the girls’ team trophy.

Members of Belleville Girls’ Varsity 4 Crew Cox: Shantel Juarez; Rowers: Rosalie Rodriquez, Lassandra Luna, Ashley Wohltman, and Estefany Tello.

• Boys’ Varsity 4: finished in sixth place. The crew had a good race and they all felt it was their best race piece to date.
Members of Belleville Boys’ Varsity 4 Crew Cox: Sam Ramirez, Oscar Torres, Diego Maldonado, Gary Aguirre, and Vincent Lamparello.

Junior Varsity Crews

• Boys’ Junior Varsity 4: with a time of 5:10.41, finished a very close second place to Father Judge (5:10.00) by a margin of only 0.4 seconds. This was an exciting race, with the lead see-sawing back and forth between Belleville and Father Judge crews. The finish was hotly-contested and very, very close. The JV4 crew finished ahead of Roman Catholic, Collingswood and Upper Merion crews. Result earned Belleville crew 14 points in the race for the boys’ team trophy.

Members of Belleville Boys’ Varsity 4 Crew Cox: Justin Baldwin, Enmanuel Padilla, Tom McNulty, and Mustafa Asali.

• Girls’ Junior Varsity 4: finished in second place to Bonner/Prendergast-A, finishing ahead of Mount Saint Joseph’s, Bonner/Prendergast-B and Collingswood crews. Result earned Belleville crew 14 points in the race for the girls’ team trophy.
Members of Belleville Girls’ JV 4 Crew Cox: Isabel Rosa, Shayma Embaby, Karol Romero, Andrea Nguyen, and Viviana Felipe.

Novice Crews

Did not compete.

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From the Essex News Daily

The Belleville High School crew team competed in its second regatta on Sunday, March 23, in the Manny Flick Series in Philadelphia and came away with very good results.

Belleville traveled with nine crews to compete in the regatta, earning one first place, two second places, three third places, two fourth places and one fifth place finishes.

The Boys’ Junior Varsity 4 finished first in their heat and recorded the second-fastest time out of 11 teams. As a result of their win, the wining boys crew ran the “Rocky Steps,” a long standing tradition of winning Belleville crews.

The Girls’ Junior Varsity 4 finished ahead of three crews and came second to Merion Mercy’s crew.

The Boys Lightweight 4 – “B” finished ahead of two crews to finish second to the Haverford School’s crew.

There were 53 teams from four states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia) in the regatta.

The weather conditions were cool with wind.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

CORRESPONDENT
Belleville Times

It’s rare when the Belleville High School crew team can race on its home ‘course’, but such was the case last Saturday as the Bucs took part in the Passaic Sprints and won six gold medals.

Jeff Lahm’s team will compete in the most prestigioius race of the season when it travels to Philadelphia this weekend for the Stotesbury Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

Last Saturday, Belleville raced on the Passaic River by its boathouse in Kearny, which it shares with Nutley and Kearny High Schools. Nine teams raced in the sprints, with Belleville taking gold in six shells, including the girls lightweight 4 and 8, the girls and boys JV 4 and the novice girls 4 and 8 teams.

A number of teams took silver medals, led by the boys senior 8, boys lightweight 8, boys senior 4, boys lightweight 4, girls senior 8, girls JV 8, novice girls 4, novice boys 4 and freshman boys 4. Finishing third was the novice boys 8 shell.

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Come out to Smashburger in Clifton on May 2nd and enjoy a meal for us!

You MUST present this flyer at the time of your purchase.  Click anywhere on the below flyer to print.

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By: – Essex County Sports Editor

BELLEVILLE – The Belleville High School crew team participated in the Northern New Jersey Championships at Overpeck Creek Park in Leonia recently.
There were 13 participating teams.

BHS won three Gold Medals: Varsity 4 Boys, Lightweight (Lwt) 4 Girls and Novice 4 Boys.

Highlights of the regatta:
Varsity Crews
GOLD MEDAL – Boys Varsity 4: placing first in both qualifying heat and final ahead of Don Bosco, Rumson-Fair Haven, Nutley, Kearny and St. Peter’s Prep.
Members of Belleville Boys Varsity 4 Crew Cox: Catarina Fernandes; Rowers: Xavier Cuenca, Manny Padilla, Joshua Huaylla, and Alexander Nazario.

GOLD MEDAL – Girls Lwt 4: placing first in both qualifying heat and final ahead of Nutley A and B crews and the Ranney School.
Members of Belleville Girls Lwt 4 Crew Cox: Ashley Reyes; Rowers: Ashley Wohltman, Jada Clark, Rebecca DeFrance and Tatiana Gomez.

Boys Lwt 4: competed in final, finishing in third place.
Members of Belleville Boys Lwt 4 Crew Cox: Philip Torrizo; Rowers: Santiago Andrade, Justin Victorio, Jose Silva and Daniel Rodriguez.

Girls Varsity 4: did not compete, scratched due to injury to crew member.
Members of Belleville Girls Varsity 4 Crew Cox: Dayana Vargas; Rowers: Francisca Pulgar, Genesis Morillo, Abigail Badillo and Karen Sarango.

Junior Varsity Crews
Girls Junior Varsity 4: Finished second place in its heat ahead of the Ranney School and fourth place in finals.
Members of Belleville Girls JV 4 Crew Cox: Shantel Juarez; Rowers: Briana Moonsammy, Reyna Moreira, Sadie Trindad and Kasandra Luna.

Boys Junior Varsity 4: Finished second place in its heat ahead of Don Bosco, but did not advance to finals.
Members of Belleville Boys JV 4 Crew Cox: Sam Ramirez; Rowers: Vincent Lamparello, Thomas McNulty, Andrew Quezada and Jon Padilla.

Boys Junior Varsity 8: Finished third place in its heat, did not advance to the finals.
Members of Belleville Boys JV 8 Crew Cox: Ayana Rodriguez; Rowers: Oscar Torres, David Herrera, Chris Manna, Diego Maldonado, Gary Aguirre, Michael Tardillo, Andrew Muela and Erik Arroyo.

Novice Crews
GOLD MEDAL Novice 4 Boys: placing first in both qualifying heat and final ahead of Kearny, Nutley, Teaneck and North Arlington.
Members of Belleville Boys Novice 8 Crew Cox: Justin Baldwin; Rowers: Howard Tapia, Rony Martinez, Mustafa Asali, and Kyle Aponte.

Novice 8 Boys: Finished third place in its heat, but did not advance to the finals. Overall finished ahead of St. Peter’s Prep and Rumson-Fair Haven.
Members of Belleville Boys Novice 8 Crew Cox: Kristen Mucha; Rowers: Jonathan Bastidas, Patricio Marriot, Mathew Mucha, Franciss Chafart, Isaiah Velaquez, Jonathan Russo, David Cortes and Arturo Mendez.

Novice 4 Girls: Finished third place in its heat, but did not advance to the finals.
Members of Belleville Girls Novice 8 Crew Cox: Ashley Manna; Rowers: Viviana Felipe, Andrea Nguyen, Nathalie Sherrer and Julie Baker.

Novice 8 Girls: Finished second place in its heat, but did not advance to the finals.
Members of Belleville Girls Novice 8 Crew Cox: Celia Federico; Rowers: Darlene Ortega, Veronica Alvarado, Courtney Bausa, Rosalie Rodriguez, Melanie Andrade, Pamela Pomatona, Shayma Embaby, and Natalie Lopez.

Outstanding Performances/Regatta Highlights:
• Girls LWT crew – Gold Medal, Recommended for Athletes of the Week.
• Boys Varsity 4 crew – Gold Medal, Recommended for Athletes of the Week.
• Boys Novice 4 crew – Gold Medal.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

CORRESPONDENT
Belleville Times

It was a good day on the water for the Belleville High crew team last Saturday as it competed at the Northern New Jersey Championships in Leonia.

The Bucs will be back in Philadelphia on Sunday for another round of Flick races.

Jeff Lahm’s Bucs took home three championships last Saturday as the boys varsity 4, lightweight 4 girls and novice 4 boys all claimed gold.

The varsity 4, consisting of Xavier Cuenca, Manny Padilla, Joshua Huaylla, Alexander Nazario and coxswain Catarina Fernandes won both its qualify heat and final round race, defeating Don Bosco Prep, Rumson-Fair Haven, Nutley, Kearny and St. Peter’s Prep.

The lightweight 4 of Ashley Wohltman, Jada Clark, Rebecca DeFrance, Tatiana Gomez and coxswain Ashley Reyes also won its qualifying race and final round match over a pair of Nutley shells, as well as the Ranney School.

Leading the boys novice 4 shell was Howard Tapia, Rony Martinez, Mustafa Asali, Kyle Aponte and coxswain Justin Baldwin as it defeated teams from Kearny, Nutley, Teaneck and North Arlington en route to a championship.

Santiago Andrade, Justin Victorio, Jose Silva, Daniel Rodriguez and coxswain Philip Torizzo of the boys lightweight 4 shell advanced to the final and finished third.

Among the JV shells for Belleville, the girls 4 of Briana Moonsammy, Reyna Moreira, Sadie Trinidad, Kasandra Luna and coxswain Shantel Juarez finished second in its heat and took fourth overall.

“It was a good day for our teams,” Lahm said. “It was especially nice to see three of our teams win championships.”

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