North Newark Little League: My Site News

Wednesday, October 6
2010 Annual Awards Ceremony


TEE BALL DIVISION;  all players receive a trophy of participation

PRE-MINOR:  Champions / All-Stars

MINOR LEAGUE:  Champions / Best Record / team MVP's / team Sportsmanship/ In League All-Star/ League Most Representative

LITTLE LEAGUE: Champions/ All-Stars/ 9 & 10 All-Stars/ team MVP's/ team Sportsmanship/ League Rookie of the Year

JUNIOR LEAGUE: Champions/ team MVP's/ team outstanding 13 year old/ team leadership

GIRLS SOFTBALL:  All-Stars/ team MVP's/ team Sportsmanship


Sunday, April 18
Opening Ceremonies A Homerun For North Newark!!

     Despite the weather, the opening ceremonies of North Newark Little League's 56th Season was a great success.  The Opening Day Parade was lead by motorcycles from our sponsor, Trike Masters, the Newark Police Department and a Fire Engine from the Newark Fire Department.  These were followed by a float on which were players from our 2009 Junior League N.J. District 8 Championship Team.  A full city block long, the parade marched along Bloomfield Avenue to the New Kasberger Field.  Also participating in the parade was our Mayor, Cory Booker.

     The Ceremonies continued at the field with Mayor Booker throwing out the First pitch.  The banner contest winners were Kingdom Liquor's Kings from Tee Ball, Felito & Brothers Auto from Preminor, Brick City Bombers from the Minor Division, Tony D. Electric from the Little League and Taisha's 2010 Tigers from the new RBI Girls' Softball Division.  The Ceremonies were followed by games in most of our Divisions and ended with a night game- the first ever played under the lights. It featured The Provident Bank against The Rigby Foundation. It was a great game played by both teams!!  Pictures of the day's events will be posted soon on the facebook page.      PLAY BALL!!!


Tuesday, November 24
North Newark Adds New Division For 2010 Season.

In an effort to improve the quality of the program, the Board of Directors of the League voted to restructure it for the 2010 Season.  This was done in order to improve the quality of the baseball instruction and to make participation more fun for our kids. The North Newark Little League will be adding a coach pitch or 'pre-minor' division for players who are ages 7 and 8 years old.  Tee Ball will now be made up of players who are ages 5 and 6 years old.  Players who are eight years of age will be allowed to try out for the Minor Division which will be made up of players who are mostly ages 9, 10 and 11. This change will also make it possible to introduce some Little League rules into the Minor League.  Look for more information on the website as we approach our 2010 Spring Season.

Saturday, October 24

     The renovation of Kasberger Field is proceeding ahead of schedule.  This is good news for the opening of North Newark Little League's 2010 Season.  The new lighting and the fencing around the three fields are up and the artificial surface is being put down.  Additionally, the frame of the indoor training building is up. The club house and concession building behind the main Little League field are well under way, as are the storage building and the bathrooms.  The dugouts are covered, the score board posts are up and the fan bleachers are in place around all three fields! Drive by and see for yourself.  Our 2010 Season is right around the corner.  Look for the registration dates to be posted soon on the web site. Come play with us on a new Kasberger Field!!!!!

     It is our hope to post pictures soon.

Tuesday, August 11
Back to Back to Back - Littlle League All Stars Win Third Consecutive City Championship!!

   The Little League Tournament Team won its third consecutive City Championship on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the Ivy Hill Little League Field.  Just as the 2008 Little League Tournament Team predicted after thier dramatic win last season with their "Back to Back to Back" cheer after their victory, the North Newark team did indeed win for a third time in a row defeating the team from Roberto Clemente by a score of 8 - 0. A strong 5 innings of no hit baseball pitched by Anthony Maldonado helped to insure a victory for our team.  The game was closed out by Sway Russell who pitched a no hit sixth inning. Both pitchers were backed up by strong defensive play.  Outstanding plays were made by Donovan Juan, Sway Russel, Randy Almonte and Jacob ZuZunaga. The North Newark offense carried the day with eight runs scored.

     The game will be televised on local Cablevision (Channel 18) on Wednesday, August 12. 2009 at 7:00 p.m.  It will also air on Friday the 14th at 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday the 15th at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The game will also be available on demand.  Check your local listings

     This year's victory, as noted, marks the third consecutive win for North Newark and the fourth in the last five years! Congatulations to all of our players and coaches for a job well done.  Special thanks to our manager, Mr. Charles Perry and his coaches, George Camacho and Tony Brown.

Saturday, August 8
Junior League Tournament Team Wins City of Newark Championship!
     The North Newark Junior League All Stars defeated the team representing the Roberto Clemente League to win the City Championship on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the Roberto Clemente field in Branch Brook Park.  The final score of the game was 4-2.  Eliezer Vazquez pitched a great game, going six innings and allowing only one unearned run.  The victory was nailed down by Reinaldo Perez who pitched in the seventh inning.  The final game was played well by both Newark teams.

Saturday, August 1
North Newark Players Participate in Commercial for MLB Network!
     The North Newark players who are members of the Newark RBI 15U Tournament Team were invited to participate in a commercial that is being made by the MLB Network in order to promote its youth baseball coverage in the month of August. Also participating were players from the Ironbound Junior League and girls from a local softball program.  The shoot took place on Wednesday, July 29th in Bayonne.  It was a great experience for the players and parents.  The promotional piece should begin airing next week on the MLB Network.  If you can, tune in and look for our kids!

Wednesday, July 1
National Division All Star Team Defeats American Division All Star Team

     The two All Star teams representing each Minor League Division played each other on July 1, 2009 at Kasberger Field.  The National DivisionTeam managed a 9-8 victory over the American Division Team before a sizable crowd of spectators. Both teams enjoyed Pizza provided by the League after the Game. The Game is the official end of the 2009 Minor League Spring Season.

     The  Board of Directors would like to thank all of the parents, players, sponsors and volunteers for making this difficult season (with respect to the availability of our fields) a succesful one.

Sunday, May 17

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The long awaited renovation of Newark City Schools Stadium has begun. The project is currently in the demolition phase. The existing structure will be gone in approximately 75 days. The district will be putting the construction project for the new complex out to bid this month,

The final plans for the new facility were presented to the project's core team at a meeting held by the team on April 8, 2009. The new Schools Stadium will be a state of the art facility with a projected construction cost of 22 to 25 million dollars. The League will have use of two Little League fields that will be housed within the complex.  These fields will be all artificial turf and will be fenced in. The drainage on the fields will allow games to be played one hour after heavy rain. The project is projected to be completed early 2011. More information will be posted soon about this project in the near future. 

Sunday, May 17



As a result of the meeting with City officials (Thursday, August 7th) the following design was put forth for Kasberger Field: an artificial turf facility with one minor league field measured at 185'; one Little League field measured at 200' and the existing Senior / Junior League field. The minor and Little League fields would be designed so as to incorporate a temporary fencing system that can be utilized when the Senior / Junior Leagues are not playing. The field design also calls for a concession stand-club house, score boards, dugouts, new backstop and fencing for the Senior / Junior Lge. field, additional lighting, bathroom facilities, reconfigured bleachers, and a building to hold indoor training (batting cages / pitching mounds) sessions.

The design also calls for a soccer field, however, City officials were clear that our baseball schedule would be the priority.  

It is the efforts of those parents and volunteers who demanded our elected officials provide the children of North Newark Little League with a complex to help meet their needs that the design includes three baseball fields. All who "spoke-up" for our children should be proud that their dedication and commitment resulted in an imporoved design for a new Kasberger Field.

Updates will be posted as the design process moves forward!

Friday, July 6
Dr. Vincent DeVincentis and Ms. Karman R. Beamon-Lewis have been selected to serve as members of the Core Team involved in the reconstruction and rebirth of Newark Schools Stadium. They have been meeting with the Board of Education advising on the impact of the new stadium to the Community and the League.

Check here for updates on the stadium's progress and how the League will be affected.

Saturday, January 31
Joseph DeVincentis Elected Co Chair of the Newark Little League Committee
     North Newark Little League board member and coach, Joseph DeVincentis,  has been elected co-chairman of the Newark Little League Committee.  The Newark Little League Committee is made up of all of the City's eight Little League Programs.  It is through the Committee that Newark's Little League Community raises money, provides baseball clinics and camps, organizes city wide leagues for our older players and administers the City World Series for Little League and Junior League.