• Nick Riggio Puts Away His Wrestling Shoes

    Many of Verona’s student-athletes aspire to becoming a champion. Nick Riggio did, and he wants all the kids now taking to a field or a gym for the first time to know that, while it’s important to have...

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  • Wrestling Advances 6 To Regions

    Six members of the Verona High School wrestling team will be advancing to Regions after their finishes in the NJSIAA District 10 championship on Saturday. Nick Riggio became the District champion at 170 pounds, and VHS had...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • VHS Wrestlers Fundraise For Alzheimer’s

    The Verona High School wrestling team held its “Grappling For a Cure” fundraiser for Alzheimer’s on Saturday, February 9. The event was first created by VHS alumni Mark Riggio, whose own grandmother battled Alzheimer’s. It has been...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Wrestling Pins Big Sectionals Win

    Pin this one solidly to the win column Verona: The Verona High School wrestling team defeated Elmwood Park 48-25 in the first round of the North 2 Group 2 Sectionals. Verona went into the match as the...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Wrestling Rallies On Senior Night For A Win

    Before Sam Zamloot took to the mats for the Verona High School wrestling team’s Senior Night meet, the Hillbillies had already lost six matches to Cedar Grove. The junior snapped that with his pin of Andrew Rooney,...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Wrestlers Medal At County Tournament

    The annual Essex County wrestling tournament was held Thursday and Friday at the Codey Arena and Verona High School came away with two second place and two third place finishes. Nick Riggio finished in second place at...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Wrestling Edges Out West Orange

    It’s been a tough season for Verona High School wrestling and yesterday’s meet against West Orange didn’t look promising at the start: Verona was on the Mountaineers’ home turf, the VHS squad had to forfeit in four...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Wrestling Falls To West Essex

    There were several strong performances for the Verona High School wrestling team in Wednesday’s match against West Essex, but they weren’t enough for the Hillbillies to overpower a heavyweight Knights squad. Dean Palmer, wrestling at 126 pounds,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Junior Wrestling Opens Registration

    It’s that time of year again: The Verona Junior Wrestling program is opening registration for its 2018-2019 season. The program is open to Verona residents–boys and girls–who are in first through eighth grades. Representatives from Junior Wrestling...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • VHS Student Leads Service Project For Wrestling

    Michael Garcia, who competes on Verona High School’s wrestling team, is collecting old wrestling shoes and wrestling singlets for Wrestle in My Shoes. The non-profit takes in gently used wrestling shoes and equipment and gives them to...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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