• Travis Jocelyn’s Basketball Journey

    In the fifth and seventh grades, Travis Jocelyn was denied acceptance to the local travel basketball team. Now he’s getting ready to play ball at a Division III school. The Verona High School senior overcame adversity to achieve his...

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  • Letter: Basketball Team Thanks Verona For Support

    To The Editor: On behalf of the Verona High School Boys Varsity Basketball team we would like to thank the community for their incredible support during our journey to the Tournament of Champions. To be able to...

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  • Basketball Team Celebrates, Honors Key Fan

    The Verona High School basketball team gathered at the Verona Inn on Sunday evening for a celebration that honored them–and one of the team’s biggest fans. Mayor Kevin Ryan presented the team with a certificate of recognition...

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  • Verona Wins First State Hoops Championship Since 1957

    On Sunday afternoon at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Verona Hillbillies boys basketball team beat Woodbury 69-54 to win their first state championship in 60 years. This was Verona High School’s second Group 1 championship this school...

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  • Verona Heads To State Championship After Big Semis Win

    Travis Jocelyn and Zack Zaccone put up a white-hot 25 points apiece as the Verona High School boys basketball team defeated University High School 71-50 in the Group 1 semifinal on Wednesday. The two teams circled each...

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  • Boys Basketball Advances To Sectional Final

    The Verona Hillbillies blew out yet another state tournament opponent on Saturday evening in their sectional semifinal game against Bogota. The Hillbillies beat Bogota 73-46 in front of a sellout crowd in the Verona High School gym....

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  • Boys Basketball Dominates Wood-Ridge As Girls Fall To Saddle Brook

    The Verona High School basketball teams moved into the second round of the sectional tournament on Thursday. The boys team suffocated Wood-Ridge on the defensive side for all four quarters in what was a 79-31 win for...

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  • Sectionals: Hillbillies Roll Past Palisades Park

    Verona faced off against the Tigers of Palisades Park in the first round of the North 1, Group 1 sectional tournament on Tuesday night. Both Hillbilly teams easily pulled out wins: the boys basketball team ran up...

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  • Boys Basketball Beats West Caldwell Tech On Senior Night

    On Tuesday, the Verona Hillbillies took down West Caldwell Tech 51-40 in what was a special night for the senior basketball players and their families. At halftime, the seniors and their parents were honored with introductions and...

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  • Boys Basketball Clinches Share Of Colonial Title

    On Thursday night at the Verona High School gym, the Hillbillies beat Orange High School 60-47 to clinch a share of the Colonial division title in the Super Essex Conference. Bloomfield and Orange will also get a...

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