Bulldogs Fall To Tigers
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Officials and members of the community express optimism, satisfaction, over project.
A moment years in the making for Springfield arrived last week with the groundbreaking of the turf field at Jonathan Dayton High School. The artificial athletic field has been an active cause among Springfield parents for several years. In January and February of 2012, the vision took huge leaps towards becoming reality when the Springfield Township Committee and Board of Education passed a “land swap” deal to offset costs of the $3.4 million project. Officials, student athletes and residents were on hand for the ceremonial start of construction on Friday, Sept. 7. A bright late summer sun shone over the field and many noted that the weather reflected the upbeat optimism inherent in the day’s events. Dayton soccer coach Felix Fabiano …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Officials mark start of construction of Athletic fields with 8 a.m. ceremony.
After years of debate, construction on the turf field symbolically begins this week when officials from the township's government and school system break ground on the project. On Friday, September 7, at 8:00 a.m., officials will gather at Jonathan Dayton High School's front field near the tennis courts to break ground on the project. Dayton students, past and present, are invited along with the general public. Officials will give brief remarks before shovels hit the ground to mark the start of the project. that is expected to be completed by the fall of 2013. "For many, this has been a dream that is long overdue," Springfield Mayor Ziad Shehady said in a press statement. "This year, the Springfield Board of Education and the Township …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Snazzy new site for high school athletes.
With the 2012-13 soccer season on the horizon, Dayton soccer coaches are urging friends, family and soccer boosters to visit the Bulldogs soccer team website. The site is loaded with information, including the team roster and schedule, photos and more. Check it out here.
Friday, May 25, 2012
School officials stress that a worthy replacement will be quickly put in place.
However the next season goes for the Dayton football Bulldogs, it will not be remembered as the year of Coach Joe Chango. The football coach, hired earlier this month to head the program after the departure of outgoing coach Joe Goerge, tendered his resignation on Monday, May 21, two weeks into the job. His reasons for leaving the program so abruptly are as of yet unclear and school officials say that they can replace him quickly with a qualified candidate. Nonetheless, students and parents have expressed alarm at the situation. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, members of Springfield’s sideliners board, a fundraising parents group that supports the Dayton football program, asked the Board about the departing coach Chango. One …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Over 60 township girls attended sports clinic led by Dayton softball players.
On Sunday, April 29 the Dayton Softball team ran their second annual softball clinic fundraiser for the Girl’s Recreation Softball league in Springfield. The clinic was extremely successful with over 60 girls attending the clinic. The clinic was geared to develop softball skills for players ranging from 6 to 14 years old. The instructors of the clinic included the Dayton Varsity and Junior Varsity players as well as the entire high school coaching staff. At the clinic, it was announced the Dayton Softball program will be hosting a “Recreation Day” on Thursday, May 17, where players participating in Springfield Recreation Softball League will be recognized during the high school varsity game. The home game will be held at the …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Committee votes 4-1 in favor of pursuing bond for outdoor athletic facility.
Following a passionate and crowded Township Committee meeting, the turf field at Dayton is one step closer to being funded. In front of an energized crowd that packed the town hall meeting room and frequently exploded into applause, four members of the Township committee voted in favor of pursuing the $3.4 million bond needed to build synthetic playing fields at Dayton. While the crowd was strongly in favor of the turf field, opponents, agnostics and skeptics made their voices heard as well. Democrat Richard Huber, a longtime leader for Springfield recreation, voted in favor of pursuing the project, but said that he had significant reservations about the synthetic field and would be researching the material and before the next and final …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Dayton Senior third girls hoops player to achieve career milestone this season.
The 1,000 point club has a new member. On Monday, Feb. 13, Dayton Senior Anna Lies became the third member of the Dayton girls basketball team to reach the milestone of 1,000 career points. Jen Kuczynski and Emily MacDonnell each hit that mark earlier this year. Big thanks go out once again to Dayton parent and Patch blogger Lisa Athan for the amazing photos and video of the game.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Off to its best start ever at 8-0; faces second-place Rahway on Wednesday for second time in three days
The Dayton Bowling team is off to its best start ever. Dayton (8-0) has recorded six 7-0 victories and is currently atop the Union County B Conference with 52 points, 10 points ahead of second place Rahway. Other teams in the B Conference include: Cranford, Elizabeth, Governor Livingston, Rahway, Roselle Park and Union Catholic. Monday, Dayton defeated Rahway, 5-2, in a positional round match and will face Rahway again on Wednesday. "The team is doing great," said Dayton head coach Felix Fabiano. "We have five returning varsity bowlers and everyone of them has shown improvement from last year." Senior captain Tom Losito leads the team with an average of 196, followed by junior Chris Masucci at 192. Seniors Dillon Reiss and Ben Hersh have …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Looking to rectify last week's season-opening loss
The Dayton Bulldogs look to bounce back from last week’s season-opening loss, as they open their home slate with a matchup against conference rival Bound Brook, at Union High School. The Bulldogs [0-1] are coming off an embarrassing 48-13 loss to bitter rival New Providence and are looking to duplicate what they did last season when they dominated Bound Brook from start to finish. New Prov was a new experience for not only most of Dayton’s younger players, but the veteran upperclassmen as well, as the players seemed overwhelmed by the festive atmosphere. If the Bulldogs are to rebound they must not let their own raucous crowd and the emotions of playing in its home opener become a distraction. Junior quarterback Anthony Cioffi said …