Newark Academy sophomore Chase Clarke has been named the Super Essex Conference player of the week by NJ.com. Chase had 26 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in a 72-54 win over Cristo Rey, followed by 31 points, 17 rebounds and a block in a 63-55 win over rival Montclair Kimberly the week of January 13-18. Chase is averaging a double-double on the season with 25.6 points and 14 rebounds per game.
Newark Academy boys' fencing placed in second at the Santelli/Cetrulo Fencing Tournament on Saturday - the school’s best finish since winning the tournament in 1960. Newark Academy finished 10 points behind powerhouse Ridge overall, as well as Newark Academy came second in sabre and fourth in foil.