Veronica Aponte walks through the Wrigley Park section – the most crime ridden neighborhood in Paterson – to get to Eastside High School. She needed to learn some self-defense skills to protect herself, so she signed up for the school’s afterschool jiu-jitsu program.
The brothers from South Paterson defeated their opponents at the Pan Kids International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 in California to bring home gold medals.
The highly anticipated high school varsity boys’ state tournament basketball contest between John F. Kennedy High and Hackensack did not disappoint. The pressure packed drama saw the Comets pull out a 68-62 victory which was much closer than the final score indicated.
The Cinderella run to the state championship for the girls’ varsity basketball team of Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School finally came to an end at their home sectional semifinal contest against Hackensack.
The fiercely fought battle that went down to the wire in overtime saw Wayne Hills defeat John F. Kennedy High School for the Passaic County boys’ basketball championship on Saturday afternoon.
The John F. Kennedy High School Knights defeated the Bulldogs of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) in the boys’ basketball county quarterfinals on Saturday. Knights will battle the Patriots of Wayne Hills for the Passaic County championship.
The Ghosts traveled to Wayne Hills for the Passaic County Tournament quarterfinal showdown on Saturday, but returned home empty handed. Despite a valiant effort, the Eastside High School varsity basketball squad fell to Wayne Hills.