Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Granquist Sports Dinner

   On Monday 12-June the Bogota Athletic Dept. hosted the Michael Granquist Memorial Sports Award Dinner. This was held in Speary Gym to honour the Student Athletes from Bogota High School for the year 2016-17. To start the evening Karen Rodgers spoke of the work and dedication to Bogota Sports that Alumni Mr Granquist gave to his former school. He was one of the individuals whose effort was instrumental in the relaunching of the annual awards dinner. Before the ceremony fully started Athletic Director Brad DiRupo also asked for a quiet moment of remembrance for Patty Brickley who past away the week before. Ms Brickley also gave her time to assist Bogota Sports.
   The first Athletes recognized were the ones who were voted on the Patriot  Division  All League teams. Also announced were those given All Bergen County First team honours. James Draney in Men's Cross Country. Lisbeth Suarez and Samantha Gioiosa in Women's Volleyball and Ms Gioiosa again  for the Javelin in Women's Spring track. Samantha Gioiosa was also presented the banner for her being voted as both the Bergen Record and Star Ledger Women's Volleyball Player of the year for 2016. She has also been named as an Under Armour All American.
  Then each of the the Varsity Sports teams were recognized by their coaches for their play during the school year. Those who achieved their first Varsity letter of their career were present with a "B" with an insignia of their sport on it. Winners of multiple letters received a certificate representing the mutli letters they have won.  The Varsity Sports teams for Bogota High School are:
Fall Sports: Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country (both Women's and Men's) Soccer and Cheerleading.
Winter Sports: Basketball (both Women's and Men's) Wrestling, Bowling (both Women's and Men's) and Cheerleading.
Spring Sports: Softball, Baseball, Outdoor Track (both Women's and Men's)
   Team Championships for 2016-17 The Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball Team won their second consecutive State Group I Championship. The Men's Cross Country Bucs won the North I Sectional Championship. Both team also won their Patriot League Championship. The last honours noted were announced by Coach Jay Mahoney. They were Wrestling Coach Pat Clark  earning his 100th coaching win. Mens track Coach Steven Kordosky being named 2017 Patriot League Men's Track Coach of the Year. Jay Mahoney 2016 Patriot League Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year. Brad DiRupo 2016 Patriot League Volleyball Coach of the Year as well as 2016 Patriot League Athletic Director of the Year.
   The final event of the evening was a highlight show of the 2016-17 year in Bogota Sports.

All Patriot League teams

Lady Bucs Softball

Lady Bucs Volleyball

Lady Bucs track

Bucs Men's track


Albert Graf winners Danny Daurio, James Draney, & Cole Geraghty

 Bucs Men's  Cross Country.

Kristen LaFond winner Emma O'Brien

Lady Bucs Cross Country

Football Bucs

Wrestling Bucs

Bucs Men's Basketball

Lady Bucs Basketball

Varsity Cheerleading

Soccer Bucs

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