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MPHS Sports Update

01/14/2013 08:57PM ● By Anonymous

MPHS needs team liaisons for Wrestling and Boys Basketball. Liaisons report updates and forward booster information, and take very little time. If interested, please contact Haylee Bell at if you can help out.

Here's an update on how the Panther teams are doing this season from the respective team liasons:

Girls Basketball from Team Liaison Jami Parker

Another great win last Friday by the Girls Varsity Basketball Team, which is now now they are 8-1! Michele Passero made a 3 pointer. Freshmen Julie Carey and Thalia Ghalam got plenty of playing time. Julie played hard under the boards and Thalia played great defense. Starting 5 played hard…many baskets scored by all.  All players got in the game.

One of our very own, Rebecca Rabeiro, was featured in Saturday’s Record for being among the top defensive players in Bergen County, and leading her team to 15th in the Record’s poll.

Junior Nicole Cartaino is great under the boards and averages 12 points a game.  While Junior Amanda Parker has had a strong defense, as well as hitting her 3's.

Seniors Kim Rabeiro and Avery Dravis-Stark round out the starting 5, keeping the Lady Panthers on their winning streak.

Upcoming Games: Hawthorne Christian at home on Tuesday, Jan. 15,  and Thursday night, Jan. 17 at Lyndhurst at 7pm.  Next Saturday, Jan. 19, we play home against Secaucus.

Track from Team Liaison Laura DeKnight

The winter track season is off to a great start with two school records being broken within the first two weeks of the year!!

Arie Zuidema broke school shot put record at last weeks meet at Garfield only to break his own record at FDU with 46.6 ft.  Harrison DeKnight broke the schools indoor long jump record by jumping 19 feet, 6 inches at FDU set previously by John Passero two years ago and prior to that, Arie Zuidema's dad broke that record many years ago. Lisa Carle also medalled at the FDU meet last week for high jump. She received 3rd place.

Upcoming Meet: Winter festival track meet at Rockland Community College, Wednesday, Jan 16 at 4:30pm. Will include track and field events.

Bowling from Team Liaison Ron Agresta

All games are played at Parkway Lanes on Route 46 in Elmwood Park. Varsity team bowls Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at 4pm. Come down and support!

Become a Booster!

Did you know that the Booster Association grants scholarships to eligible Senior Athletes? In order to be eligible to apply, you must be a Booster Member.

The MPHS Athletic Booster Association membership drive is still in progress. Now, more than ever, our athletic program needs your support! Our goal is for every family with a student-athlete and every coach to be a member! Please sign up today to support your student-Athlete and our teams!

There are three levels of membership in the Booster Association:

Individual ($15), Family ($25), School Staff, Faculty, Coaches ($10)

Booster Beefsteak

The 5th Annual Beefsteak Dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the MP Firehouse. Good food, drink, raffle items including an I-Pad, Jewelry, Super Bowl pools, and great music from Steve Bartosik and the NUTZ.

$50 per person includes:

Full, Classic All-You-Can-Eat Beefsteak with Hand-Sliced Beef Tenderloin on French Bread, Salad, Fries, Ice Cream Sundae Dessert, Coffee/Tea, Soft Drinks.

To reserve your table, contact Kim LiPuma at 201-652-4482 or

Pack the House-Coming in February!

Stay tuned for Pack the House Events in February:

Wrestling – Friday, February 1st vs Ramsey at 7pm

Girls Basketball – Thursday, February 7th vs Park Ridge at 4pm

Boys Basketball – Tuesday, February 12th vs Emerson at 7pm

Hall of Fame Dinner March 23

On Saturday March 23rd, the Boosters are hosting the introductory Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.  Tim Thomas is heading up this special evening and we will honor past members of the Midland Park Hall of Fame, and induct new candidates that have been recently nominated, as we officially create the prestigious group for past, present and future celebrated Midland Park Student Athletes. The event will be at the Brick House in Wyckoff.

Upcoming Booster Dates/Events:

General Membership Meeting—Wednesday, 1/16/13, 7:00pm, Media Center

Beefsteak Dinner—Saturday, 1/26/13, 7:00pm, Midland Park Firehouse

Executive meeting—Wednesday, 2/13/13, 7:30pm, Room 60

Hall of Fame Induction Dinner—Saturday, 3/23/12, The Brick House, Wyckoff

Find all the Booster Forms and Information on the High School Website:

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