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Don Bosco Prep is the 2018-19 NJ.com Team of the Year

The trek to its first ever state championship started soon after a second heartbreaking loss for Don Bosco. At the Ironmen's season-ending dinner at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, a year that ended with a 27-2-1 record and a loss to Delbarton in the NJSIAA/Non-Public state championship game for the second year in a row, Ironmen head coach Greg Toskos made sure that the returning players knew the mission hadn't changed. "I made the comment that we had graduated the most decorated senior class ever. And that was true. I said to everyone there that, for everyone else returning, that doesn't mean that I don't expect us to be back there. It was something to the effect of, 'just because we graduate these guys, it doesn't mean we won't make it back. I expect this group to be back to the finals.' "It started there because it wasn't like we were waving the flag after losing there two years in a row. It made the mission even stronger." Don Bosco, from the coaches to the players, the fans and the former Ironmen, never forgot that mission until it was accomplished. Its first ever Non-Public title in 54 years, clinched along with revenge on Delbarton in a 3-1 victory in the championship game, to go along with its second ever Gordon Cup and a 27-1 record in what turned out to be the best season in the half-century-plus of Ironmen hockey. It all started on opening night, a little over an hour before Don Bosco's game against (who else) Delbarton, when Toskos closed the door, literally, on the 2017-18 season. "That message was delivered before that game. It was at 6:15 (p.m.) game and we had our team meeting at 5:00," Toskos said. "I closed the door a little forcefully to get everyone's attention and I said, 'That's the door closing on last year. Everything that took place doesn't matter. The journey for this season starts right now.' The guys had the same mentality. They refused to lose and it was unbelievable to see that." The three senior captains in Tyler Sedlak, Liam McLinskey and TJ Schweighardt made it their mission to get a relatively young team, one with just six seniors, ready for the stretch both by their play on the ice and their composure off it. Sedlak and McLinskey combined for 149 points on the top line while Schweighardt, a defender, was one of the top two-way players in the state commandeering a blue line unit that allowed just over one goal per game this year while posting 48 points of his own. "Between us three captains we were going to lead by example but we were going to teach everyone how to make an impact right away," Sedlak, the NJ.com 2018-19 ice hockey Player of the Year, said. "It's going to take everyone time to get comfortable and get to a place where they can do their thing. That was the main thing this year that helped us out." A year after going undefeated in the regular season, Don Bosco tripped up early after running into a hot goalie and falling to Christian Brothers, 3-2, in the fourth game of the season. It was that loss, which set off what would eventually be a 24-game winning streak, that actually helped relieve pressure off the Ironmen en route to an unforgettable season. "It was a good loss for us. We played well. It was on the road and CBA's goalie (Jake Brown) played outstanding" Toskos said. "Had it been a 5-2 game where we didn't play well, I'm not sure what would have happened. But we walked out of there after losing 3-2 and it felt like the pressure was off for that type of season. But we still felt we played a good game so I think that helped us as we moved forward." With the burden off and a team that Toskos described as loose throughout the year, the Ironmen responded with an amazing run, both in New Jersey and against top-tier, out-of-state competition. In postseason play, they ran through its first two Gordon Cup games to set up a rematch with Delbarton, a game where Don Bosco would score four unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 win to avenge one of its two losses from last season. After outscoring its opponents by a combined 19-1 in its first three Non-Public tournament games, Don Bosco finally brought home a state title to Ramsey in that 3-1 victory over the Green Wave. It not only was a completion of a magical season for the Ironmen, it could be what Toskos and the rest of the Don Bosco hopes is a sign of things to come in the future. "The kids, even our JV team, had a phenomenal season this year. They got a taste of winning at that level and hopefully, as they move up and watched us play this year, they realize how difficult it is to stay at that level, at the top," Toskos said. "You look at the success that Delbarton and CBA have had over the years, the reason that they're there year after year is that they did get that first win. "At some point, those guys that played got their win and realized what they had to do to continue that. Hopefully our guys have witnessed it and felt it and now can maintain it."...


Tyler Sedlak of Don Bosco Prep is the NJ.com 2018-19 Player of the Year

Tyler Sedlak remembers well before taking his first steps into Don Bosco Prep how much he wanted to take the ice donning the maroon and white. In sixth grade Sedlak would go to Ironmen games and imagine himself in those players skates, helping Don Bosco reach heights he nor the program had ever seen before. Yet not even he had any idea how correct his sixth-grade self would be in helping both himself and the Ironmen set the bar even higher. "It's surreal. I remember going into Bosco thinking about how all I wanted to do...I wasn't sure if there would be an opportunity there for me and play hockey there," Sedlak said. "Once that time came, I gave it everything I had. I never took a day off, focused on getting better and making everyone around me better. "It was enjoyable for sure. It's over now but there's no better way for us to go out." Sedlak, the 2018-19 NJ.com ice hockey player of the year, left his mark on the program both as an individual and as part of a memorable senior class. As a player alone, Sedlak leaves Don Bosco as the second-highest scorer in program history with 218 career points, 73 coming this season off 40 goals and 33 assists and trailing only current head coach Greg Toskos, who recorded 239 career points over his scholastic playing career. While the individual accolades kept coming for Sedlak as the season progressed and he climbed up the program's scoring leaderboard, it was the team success that the senior, who will now play with the NAHL's Shreveport Mud Bugs, cherishes most. Don Bosco won its first ever state championship in its fourth finals appearance, toppling the Delbarton dynasty with a 3-1 victory in the NJSIAA/NJ Devils Non-Public title game. It also won its second ever Gordon Cup and first since 2014, again against Delbarton, and won 27 games for the second consecutive season en route to a 27-1 record and a 24-game winning streak to cap off the season. Sedlak, with a senior class that included fellow captains Liam McLinskey and TJ Schweighardt along with Max Schwarz, Mark Garfinkel and Michael Forgione, knew the feeling of heartbreak after falling to the Green Wave in the Non-Public final the previous two seasons. "This senior class we had was really special. It's been special every year, especially the past few years. But we had all these three-, four-year varsity guys and that means every single one of them has dealt with that two-year stretch of heartbreak in our junior and sophomore years," Sedlak said. 'We were trying to reach that goal of winning of state championship knowing the history on the line. "This year, we had the mindset that we're not letting that (heartbreak) happen again. We know what it's like being on the losing side. It wasn't just a senior thing, it was a top-to-bottom thing. Everyone chipped in, everyone knew their role. The looseness on our team this year was the most special thing. Everyone was relaxed and relied on each other. It was just something different this year." Sedlak's final goal in a Don Bosco uniform, the final goal of the season for the team that helped the Ironmen finally reach that previously unattainable height, was what Toskos described as appropriate. And, as Sedlak raced toward the Don Bosco bench to celebrate after the empty netter, the senior captain pumped both fists to his side near the Devils logo at center ice as his way of letting the Ironmen of past and present that weight of never winning a state title was about to be lifted. "The best way to say it is that it's so fitting that (Sedlak) got the last goal of the year," Toskos said. "It put the game away and it was his 40th goal. You could see that the weight of the program was off everyone's back when he pumped his arms. "I couldn't be prouder of what he accomplished. Not just this year but in the four years of his career at Don Bosco. He's been the consummate professional hockey player. Prepared, worked so hard on and off the ice. My father even comments on how great of a player Tyler is. I'm so proud of the way his career ended." Added Sedlak, "Once I got around that defender, all I thought was 'this is really it.' We finally did it. I'll never forget that feeling."...


Greg Toskos of Don Bosco is the 2018-19 NJ.com Coach of the Year

Every year, for the past two and a half decades, those same nightmarish memories stuck with Greg Toskos. He still has visions of Mennen Arena, the site of the 1994 state championship game, where the current Don Bosco coach led the Ironmen as a player and fell just shy of a state title in the program's first ever final appearance. 25 years later, after he led Don Bosco as its long-tenured coach to its first ever state championship with a 3-1 victory over Delbarton this season in the NJSIAA/NJ Devils Non-Public Championship, Toskos finally cleared his conscience while lifting the program to never-before-seen heights. "I've made the joke, half joking, that I finally got rid of one of the nightmares I've had in life," Toskos said. "And that's not finishing that game from 25 years ago. "Now it feels like it's finished." The journey for Toskos, the epitome of a Don Bosco lifer and the 2018-19 ice hockey Coach of the Year, started well before he took the helm of the Ironmen in 2006. As a player, he earned the Star Ledger Player of the Year award and his 229 career points still stand as the program record. When Toskos, who is now the only person in the history of our awards to earn both the ice hockey Player and Coach of the Year honors, finally became the head coach of the Ironmen he wanted to build it his way — a program based on culture and former players looking to break through for Don Bosco's first ever state title. "I was fortunate to play NCAA hockey (at Division III Babson College) and I wanted to run the program as close to a college program as possible. That meant culture in the locker room, it meant pride in the school and it meant building a staff of alumni who have played and gone to the school. And if we were able to do all that correctly, I knew we'd be successful. And that could have meant wins or championships and luckily it's meant both now." Toskos' vision of having former Ironmen on his coaching staff formed quickly and became the key to finally breaking through the long state title drought. His teammate on that '94 team, Sean Foye, is the associate head coach and came on when Toskos was initially hired. Andrew Steffey, a 1999 Bosco graduate, was apart of that initial coaching staff as well with the lone varsity outlier, goalie coach Chris Matteo, coming less than 20 miles down the road at Lakeland. The line of alumni continues throughout the entirety of the Don Bosco coaching staff as 2008 graduates Rob Morieria and Chris DeCandia and 2009 grad Brandon Vigorito handle the junior varsity responsibilities. That reliance on the past and the history of the program is why Toskos believes that the last 53 iterations of Don Bosco hockey truly played a hand in the 54th edition finally bring home state hardware back to Ramsey. "As a coach, it's a different award and I look at it as a staff award," Toskos said. "I look at how hard the guys on my staff and what they did this year to go above and beyond to get us to where we are. It was noticeable to me as the guy running the program but I look at that award as a group award. "A week later and I still don't know if I'm happier as a coach or as a former player. I mean that in the sense of, since I took the job as the coach, one of the things that has always been important to me is the history of this program. In talking to guys that have played in this program and trying to connect with them to get more information as to what it was like and pictures and stats and we've been able to do that. "We've been able to get information from the '70s and the '80s and my group in the '90s. To me, everybody who has been a part of this program and has contributed to this program, especially the last 10 or so years, made a difference that played a part in us winning. I truly believe that."...


Don Bosco Prep earn state ski titles at NJISRA championships

The Don Bosco Prep ski team won the overall boys team title for the fourth year in a row and Ridgewood earned the girls title when the the New Jersey Interscholastic Ski Racing Association championships concluded with the Race of Champions on March 1 at Mountain Creek Ski Resort in Vernon. Don Bosco finished first in the slalom and second in the giant slalom to extend its title streak. Morristown-Beard finished second overall and Ridge was third after taking second in the slalom, as all three teams overtook top-seeded Vernon, which entered the meet undefeated. Ridgewood claimed first place overall for girls after winning both the slalom and giant slalom races. Blair's second-place finishes in the giant slalom and slalom helped it take second overall, while Sparta's third-place finish in the slalom sparked the team to third overall. Kyle Hayes of Vernon won both the boys slalom and giant slalom races at the Race of Champions to be crowned individual state champion. Alex D'Alessandro of Morristown-Beard placed second overall, while there was a tie for third place between Brendan Muhs of Sparta and Brennan Chuang of Wayne Valley with identical combined times of 1:17.06. Kaitlin Devir of Ridgewood had first-place finishes in the giant slalom and slalom races to earn girls individual honors at the Race of Champions. Martina Brich of Vernon finished second and Jane McKinley of Ridgewood took third. GIRLS OVERALL TEAMS: 1-Ridgewood. 2-Blair. 3-Wayne Valley. INDIVIDUAL: 1-Kaitlin Devir, Ridgewood. 2-Martina Brich, Vernon. 3-Jane McKinley, Ridgewood. GIANT SLALOM TEAMS: 1-Ridgewood. 2-Blair. 3-Wayne Valley. INDIVIDUAL: 1-Kaitlin Devir, Ridgewood. 2-Jane McKinley, Ridgewood. 3-Martina Brich, Vernon. SLALOM TEAMS: 1-Ridgewood. 2-Blair. 3-Sparta. INDIVIDUAL: 1-Kaitlin Devir, Ridgewood. 2-Maddie Cho, Tenafly. 3-Martina Brich, Vernon. BOYS OVERALL TEAMS: 1-Don Bosco Prep. 2-Morristown-Beard. 3-Ridge. INDIVIDUAL: 1-Kyle Hayes, Vernon. 2-Alex D'Alessandro, Morristown-Beard. 3-Brendan Muhs, Sparta, and Brennan Chuang, Wayne Valley. GIANT SLALOM TEAMS: 1-Vernon. 2-Morristown-Beard. 3-Don Bosco Prep. INDIVIDUAL: 1-Kyle Hayes, Vernon. 2-Alex D'Alessandro, Morristown-Beard. 3-Brennan Chuang, Wayne Valley. SLALOM TEAMS: 1-Don Bosco Prep. 2- Ridge. 3-Morristown-Beard. INDIVIDUAL: 1-Kyle Hayes, Vernon. 2-Brendan Muhs, Sparta. 3-Alex D'Alessandro, Morristown-Beard....


Don Bosco's first state championship validation for past Ironmen

As the Don Bosco players jumped up and down in the locker room and in the hallways of the Prudential Center, Don Bosco coach Greg Toskos gathered his team and spoke of the past. The long, tenured history of Don Bosco, a total of 54 years, and the players and coaches had finally gotten over the hump that over a half-century with of Ironmen could not overcome. 2019 is the year of the Ironmen as top-seeded Don Bosco, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20, won its first ever state title by besting second-seeded and No. 2 Delbarton, 3-1, in the NJSIAA/Non-Public Championship final at the Prudential Center Monday night. "This is for the (Campomenosi's) who played in the '70's and the Fortescue's who played in the '80's, my group that played in the '90's and the Contes that played in the 2000's," Toskos said. "It's the Garlascos...They're all here and this is for these guys that did it and wanted to win. It feels truly awesome." Liam McLinskey, who scored two goals to lead Don Bosco offensively, echoed that same sentiment. The senior captain thought of his brother, Ryan, who had been a part of the Don Bosco team that had reached the Non-Public final two years prior but couldn't best Delbarton. He thought of last year's seniors, who had helped navigate the Ironmen to a perfect regular season only to be bested by the Green Wave twice, in the Gordon Cup and Non-Public finals. The players and coaches that helped clinch the first ever state title etched themselves into Don Bosco history. But the victory was more about those that were celebrating in that locker room. It was for every player, coach and fan that has repped the Maroon and White in the 50-plus years of the program's existence. "It feels great, doing it for everyone that came before us. My brother two years ago (Ryan), we couldn't get it done. Last year we had guys like Mickey (Burns) and Johnny (Campomenosi) and Georgey (Weiner) and Graham (Garlasco) and all those seniors, all great kids. We did it for those guys and we finally got it done." Before letting the celebrations continue, Toskos finished with one final statement. "20 years from now when we win three, four, five of these," Tosko said, "you guys will always be the first." The 2018-19 edition of the Ironmen will forever be etched in the history books as one of the all-time great teams with the state title putting a cap on that exclamation. But it was the 53 teams prior to this one, the team's that came up short of the ultimate goal, that will never be forgotten either. This Ironmen squad made sure of that Monday night....


Confident Freemantle leads Bergen Catholic past No. 9 Don Bosco in sectional semis

The seconds ticked down to the start of the North Jersey, Non-Public A semifinal at Bergen Catholic on Saturday night. The pregame music had stopped and both Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco Prep retreated to their respective benches. The voice of the game's announcer overtook the gym, "The winner of this game will go on to play in the North Jersey, Non-Public A final on Wednesday." Bergen Catholic senior forward Zachary Freemantle turned to senior guard Jayson Earle and said, "It's going to be us." Earle nodded his head and smiled. The two seniors certainly did their part to make that happen and combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead top-seeded Bergen Catholic, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, over fourth-seeded Don Bosco Prep, ranked ninth in the state, 69-52, in the sectional semifinal. "I knew that we were going to win this game," Freemantle said. "We're the better team. I knew that we were going to win after we won last round and they won last round. I knew that were going to win." The victory was a complete team effort for Bergen Catholic. Four players finished scoring figures. Junior guard Raejon Figures scored a team-high 16 points, while Earle had 15, Freemantle had 12 and senior point guard Doug Edert had 11 points. Bergen Catholic's ball movement was the key to the victory and six different players recorded an assist in the way. "We all play unselfish," Figures said. "We've been playing like this all year. On any night somebody can be the guy for us. We've been proving that. It's just going to keep happening." Don Bosco Prep was without star senior forward Victor Konopka, who was nursing an injury, but did return junior point guard Myles Ruth, who led the team with 14 points. Despite the big piece missing, Don Bosco Prep hung with Bergen Catholic in the first quarter and the two sides entered the break tied 18-18. Things changed quickly in the second quarter. Bergen Catholic pulled ahead 28-22 with a 8-2 run and then went on a 9-2 run to pull ahead 37-26 at the half. From there it never trailed and didn't let Bosco come closer than nine points of its lead in the second half. "It seems like every game we get off to slow starts," Freemantle said. "The games always look close after the first quarter, but we knew that we would get on them. We knew they were going to get tired and we got going." The victory clinched Bergen Catholic's spot in the North Jersey, Non-Public A final, where it will face second-seeded St. Joseph (Mont.), ranked 10th in the state, at 6 p.m. at Franklin on Wednesday night. Bergen Catholic defeated St. Joe's twice this season. It won 63-48 on Jan. 10 and 56-52 on Jan. 31. "We just have to keep doing what we're doing," Figures said. "We have to keep practicing hard and playing hard. Then we'll come out on top." ...


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STAFF | 12/27/2018

Don Bosco Prep (70) at Northern Highlands (36)

DON BOSCO PREP (70) AT NORTHERN HIGHLANDS (36) | Don Bosco Prep, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated Northern Highlands, 70-36, in Allendale. Do...


STAFF | 12/21/2018

Bishop Eustace (1) at Don Bosco Prep (11)

BISHOP EUSTACE (1) AT DON BOSCO PREP (11) | Mark Garkinfel, Liam McLinskey and Tyler Sedlak each scored two goals for Don Bosco Prep, No. 2 in t...


STAFF | 12/21/2018

DePaul (61) at Don Bosco Prep (85)

DEPAUL (61) AT DON BOSCO PREP (85) | Vitor Konopka and Myles Ruth each netted 14 points as Don Bosco Prep, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20, t...


STAFF | 12/19/2018

Don Bosco Prep (4) at Bergen Catholic (0)

DON BOSCO PREP (4) AT BERGEN CATHOLIC (0) | Liam McLinskey picked up a goal and an assist to help Don Bosco, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeat ...


STAFF | 12/17/2018

Don Bosco Prep beats River Dell

DON BOSCO PREP BEATS RIVER DELL | Janis Kirsis took first place in the 100 fly and 100 back and was also part of the first-place winni...


STAFF | 12/17/2018

No. 1 Ranney past No. 10 Don Bosco Prep

NO. 1 RANNEY PAST NO. 10 DON BOSCO PREP | Bryan Antoine's 33 points and seven steals led the way as Ranney, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20 held of...


STAFF | 12/16/2018

Don Bosco Prep (6) at Catholic Memorial (MA) (2)

DON BOSCO PREP (6) AT CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (MA) (2) | Liam McLinskey tallied two goals and two assists as Don Bosco Prep, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, took...


STAFF | 12/15/2018

Don Bosco Prep (4) at Boston College High (MA) (2)

DON BOSCO PREP (4) AT BOSTON COLLEGE HIGH (MA) (2) | Tyler Sedlak netted four goals as Don Bosco Prep, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, beat Boston College Hi...


STAFF | 12/14/2018

No. 3 CBA gradually finds its legs, edges No. 2 Don Bosco, 3-2

NO. 3 CBA GRADUALLY FINDS ITS LEGS, EDGES NO. 2 DON BOSCO, 3-2 | Josh Scharf’s junior year didn’t exactly go as planned. After trying out for the team last winter, h...


STAFF | 12/5/2018

Seton Hall Prep (1) at Don Bosco Prep (5)

SETON HALL PREP (1) AT DON BOSCO PREP (5) | Max Schwarz had 21 saves for Don Bosco Prep, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, to lead his team to a 5-1 v...


STAFF | 11/28/2018

Gloucester Catholic (1) at Don Bosco Prep (4)

GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC (1) AT DON BOSCO PREP (4) | Tyler Sedlak netted two goals as Don Bosco Prep, for now No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated No. 13...


STAFF | 11/26/2018

No. 2 Don Bosco moves forward, tops No. 1 Delbarton in season opener

NO. 2 DON BOSCO MOVES FORWARD, TOPS NO. 1 DELBARTON IN SEASON OPENER | After falling short against Delbarton in the Non-Public state final for the past two seasons, Don Bo...


MIKE GURNIS | 11/24/2018

Bergen Catholic beats rival Don Bosco, 35-17, advances to 2018 state championship

BERGEN CATHOLIC BEATS RIVAL DON BOSCO, 35-17, ADVANCES TO 2018 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP | The big plays, particularly in this storied Bergen Catholic-Don Bosco Prep rivalry, Vito Campanile s...


ANDREW MILLS | 11/17/2018

No. 6 Don Bosco Prep cruises in Non-Public, Gr. 4 semifinals

NO. 6 DON BOSCO PREP CRUISES IN NON-PUBLIC, GR. 4 SEMIFINALS | Jalen Berger and Kyle Monangai racked up 276 yards and three touchdowns on the ground as fourth-seed...


STAFF | 11/9/2018

Don Bosco Prep (0) at Seton Hall Prep (0), NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A, Semifinal Round

DON BOSCO PREP (0) AT SETON HALL PREP (0), NJSIAA NORTH JERSEY, NON-PUBLIC A, SEMIFINAL ROUND | Third-seeded and No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, Seton Hall Prep battled with seventh-seeded Don Bosco P...


STAFF | 11/6/2018

Don Bosco Prep (2) at St. Peter's Prep (0), NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A, Quarterfinal Round

DON BOSCO PREP (2) AT ST. PETER'S PREP (0), NJSIAA NORTH JERSEY, NON-PUBLIC A, QUARTERFINAL ROUND | Michael Morelli netted two goals to give seventh-seeded Don Bosco Prep a 2-0 upset victory over seco...


STAFF | 11/1/2018

Paramus Catholic (1) at Don Bosco Prep (2), NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A, First Round

PARAMUS CATHOLIC (1) AT DON BOSCO PREP (2), NJSIAA NORTH JERSEY, NON-PUBLIC A, FIRST ROUND | Jason Bouregy and Alex Matuson each scored a goal as seventh-seeded Don Bosco Prep defeated 10th-see...


STAFF | 10/29/2018

St. Joseph (Mont.) (1) at Don Bosco Prep (2)

ST. JOSEPH (MONT.) (1) AT DON BOSCO PREP (2) | Randy Castillo and Deniz Ersoz netted a goal each to lead Don Bosco Prep to a 2-1 win over St. Josep...


STAFF | 10/25/2018

St. Joseph (Mont.) (1) at Don Bosco Prep (2)

ST. JOSEPH (MONT.) (1) AT DON BOSCO PREP (2) | Randy Castillo and Deniz Ersoz netted a goal each to lead Don Bosco Prep to a 2-1 win over St. Josep...


STAFF | 10/25/2018

Don Bosco Prep (5) at Fair Lawn (0)

DON BOSCO PREP (5) AT FAIR LAWN (0) | Jason Bouregy scored two goals in Don Bosco Prep's 5-0 victory over Fair Lawn in Fair Lawn. Deniz...


STAFF | 10/23/2018

Monangai, Berger combine for 483 yards, 8 TD's as Bosco stuns No. 1 DePaul

MONANGAI, BERGER COMBINE FOR 483 YARDS, 8 TD'S AS BOSCO STUNS NO. 1 DEPAUL | Don Bosco Prep, No. 11 in the NJ.com Top 20, used a motivated offensive line and stellar performance...


JAY SCOTT | 10/20/2018

Don Bosco Prep (2) at Ramapo (4)

DON BOSCO PREP (2) AT RAMAPO (4) | Four different players scored a goal apiece for Ramapo in a 4-2 victory over Don Bosco Prep in Frank...


STAFF | 10/17/2018

Don Bosco Prep (1) at Bergen Catholic (6)

DON BOSCO PREP (1) AT BERGEN CATHOLIC (6) | Daniel O'Donaghue had an assist and was one of six different goal scorers in Bergen Catholic's 6-1 v...


STAFF | 10/15/2018

No letdown this time as No. 4 St. Joseph (Mont.) rolls past No. 9 Don Bosco

NO LETDOWN THIS TIME AS NO. 4 ST. JOSEPH (MONT.) ROLLS PAST NO. 9 DON BOSCO | The St. Joseph (Mont.) coach knew last week's loss to Bergen Catholic, in which his team surrendered...


JJ CONRAD | 10/13/2018

Paramus Catholic (1) at Don Bosco Prep (3)

PARAMUS CATHOLIC (1) AT DON BOSCO PREP (3) | Michael Morelli scored two goals to lead Don Bosco Prep over Paramus Catholic, 3-1, in Ramsey. Ja...


STAFF | 10/9/2018

St. Peter's outlasts Don Bosco in OT as Maynor leaves more than heart behind

ST. PETER'S OUTLASTS DON BOSCO IN OT AS MAYNOR LEAVES MORE THAN HEART BEHIND | It’s fair to say that St. Peter’s Prep literally left everything on the field Friday night at Don Bo...


PATRICK LANNI | 10/7/2018

Zakowski's golden goal leads Glen Rock over Don Bosco Prep in BCT 1st round

ZAKOWSKI'S GOLDEN GOAL LEADS GLEN ROCK OVER DON BOSCO PREP IN BCT 1ST ROUND | Time was winding down in the first overtime period. Don Bosco Prep was controlling the pressure. ...


RICHARD GRECO | 10/7/2018

New Milford (0) at Don Bosco Prep (8), Bergen County Tournament, Preliminary Round

NEW MILFORD (0) AT DON BOSCO PREP (8), BERGEN COUNTY TOURNAMENT, PRELIMINARY ROUND | Jason Lasso and Jason Bouregy each had two goals and an assist as Don Bosco Prep rolled to an 8-0 vi...


STAFF | 10/4/2018

Pope John (0) at Don Bosco Prep (37)

POPE JOHN (0) AT DON BOSCO PREP (37) | Junior running backs Kyle Monangai and Jalen Berger combined to score five touchdowns as each of the...


STAFF | 9/28/2018

Don Bosco Prep (4) at Pascack Valley (1)

DON BOSCO PREP (4) AT PASCACK VALLEY (1) | Kevin Valente had two goals and an assist in Don Bosco Prep's 4-1 victory over Pascack Valley in Hil...


STAFF | 9/27/2018

Bergen Catholic downs Don Bosco

BERGEN CATHOLIC DOWNS DON BOSCO | Exhausted yet ecstatic, Bergen Catholic coach Vito Campanile said championship teams have to "tough ...


PATRICK LANNI | 9/23/2018

Don Bosco Prep (2) at St. Joseph (Mont.) (3)

DON BOSCO PREP (2) AT ST. JOSEPH (MONT.) (3) | Jason Bouregy and Josephy Vieira scored a goal apiece but it was not enough for Don Bosco Prep as it...


STAFF | 9/22/2018

Clifton (2) at Don Bosco Prep (1)

CLIFTON (2) AT DON BOSCO PREP (1) | Kevin Salensky's goal in the 70th minute was the game winner as Clifton defeated Don Bosco Prep, 2-1...


STAFF | 9/17/2018

Don Bosco Prep (47) at West Orange (20)

DON BOSCO PREP (47) AT WEST ORANGE (20) | Jalen Berger ran for three first half touchdowns as Don Bosco Prep, No. 12 in the NJ.com Top 20, rol...


STAFF | 9/14/2018

Bergen Catholic (2) at Don Bosco Prep (1)

BERGEN CATHOLIC (2) AT DON BOSCO PREP (1) | Michael Tramontozzi's goal in the 49th minute proved to be the difference as Bergen Catholic defeate...


STAFF | 9/12/2018

DePaul (0) at Don Bosco Prep (6)

DEPAUL (0) AT DON BOSCO PREP (6) | Colin MacKenn scored a goal and dished an assist to lead Don Bosco Prep to a 6-0 victory against DeP...


STAFF | 9/6/2018

No. 7 Don Bosco Prep comes back to exact revenge on So. Carolina foe, 22-17

NO. 7 DON BOSCO PREP COMES BACK TO EXACT REVENGE ON SO. CAROLINA FOE, 22-17 | Quarterback Jahquil Batts connected with running back Jalen Berger for a 28-yard touchdown with 4:24...


CHRIS NALWASKY | 8/31/2018

No. 4 in North Jersey Non-Public Football Countdown

NO. 4 IN NORTH JERSEY NON-PUBLIC FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN | Coach: Mike Teel, second season Last year’s record: 2-8 Last year’s final ranking: 5 in Non-Pu...


DARREN COOPER | 8/27/2018

Don Bosco football, Mike Teel fine-tuning the system for 2018 season

DON BOSCO FOOTBALL, MIKE TEEL FINE-TUNING THE SYSTEM FOR 2018 SEASON | The music shifted from one genre to the next, country to techno dance and a little rap. “Were yo...


DARREN COOPER | 8/13/2018

Tyler Sedlak looks to bring Don Bosco hockey back to state glory

TYLER SEDLAK LOOKS TO BRING DON BOSCO HOCKEY BACK TO STATE GLORY | From the moment he began playing hockey, Tyler Sedlak developed life-long friendships that would als...


JIM MCCONVILLE | 7/30/2018


COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: BREAKING DOWN DON BOSCO RB JALEN BERGER | As we gear up for the 2018 football season, JSZ is breaking down our film all during the summer to g...


STAFF | 7/26/2018