A Week of Winners


Julia Prout

Madison Field Hockey Varsity Team at the county finals in Boonton

Nick Lami, Writer

As the fall season is coming to an end, many of the varsity teams are heading to the playoffs and country tournament, headlined by the field hockey team who won yet another morris county tournament. The star studded Madison field hockey team scored two goals early in the game to eventually beat Mendham 2-1. Senior Lauren Taylor describes Mendham as one of the toughest opponents faced by Madison, “We had to play tough defense and really work together to not let them come back”. A second half shutout secured by senior goalie Emilie Flamme shows the complete dominance of the Madison field hockey team.

Next up was the football team who faced off against the Red Hawks of Parsippany as a notch of the belt of a hopeful playoff berth. With a final score of 47-18 the boys dominated the entire game on both sides of the ball. A couple of busted plays led to the only scores from Parsippany while Madison seemed to score on every drive. A powerful defensive line led by Petar Haboj, Griffin Meister, and Dante Dilonno made play after play giving the Red Hawks no time in the back field. The Dodger football team hopes to come home from Hackettstown with a W on Friday the 30th.

The boys soccer team faced the Tigers of Dover on Monday, but lost with a final score of 3-2. Senior goalkeeper Mike Noto made several outstanding saves, but the speed of Dover outmatched the Dodgers’. The boys are headed to the state tournament hoping to get a good seed and capture a title.

The girls soccer team is heading toward the state tournament coming off a win against Mountain Lakes and hope to keep the energy flowing all the way through the state tournament.

Some of the most incredible news of the week came from the marching band who made history last sunday. The marching Dodgers scored a 94.04 at the Chapter Championships, the highest score in school history.  The Dodgers will be headed towards Hershey, PA on Sunday for the Atlantic Coast Championships and are expected to place in the top 5.

Girls tennis, cross country, and volleyball all rounded out the crop of fall sports with successful seasons and are headed into state tournaments with high hopes.