Chip Shots

March 11, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - As the high school basketball season comes to an end, and when other media are lamenting why interest in high school sports is down in New Jersey, let’s take a look at some of the problems that are facing high school basketball in New Jersey Scheduling: Can anyone explain ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS,  NJ - There has been a tremendous amount of criticism heaped on the NJSIAA for the new United Power Rankings.  A complicated formula that no one is 100 percent sure is accurate at any time, it basically breaks the ranking of teams into numbers - The Born Power Index and average ...

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Listen to talk radio on any Monday/Tuesday morning during the NFL season, and you will talk chatter about Instant Replay in the NFL, most of it critical. The NFL, a multi-billion organization, with multiple billion dollar partners in the television industry, still has not mastered instant ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Chances are you have no idea who Joe Maniaci is.  I certainly did not.  Some stories you stumble into, looking for information on the internet for something else. This is certainly one of them.   Maniaci was the first graduate of Hasbrouck Heights High School to play in ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS - The New Jersey State Interscholastic Association took a giant step closer to crowning one champion in each of the seven groups in high school football.  Wood-Ridge Athletic Director gave praise to the committee for all the work they did to get the vote to go through, with 75 ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -  If the people in Robbinsville are listening, the NJSIAA playoff ranking system is broken, and something needs to be done to fix it.  And nowhere is it more evident than in North 1, Group 1 where Hasbrouck Heights, fifth seeded in the bracket, faces Pompton Lakes, sixth seeded ...

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Despite it being the last Week of September, both Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouack Heights high school football teams are facing critical games this week.  Due to the observance of Yom Kippur forcing the games off of Friday and Saturday night, Hasbrouck Heights will be playing in  Cresskill Thursday ...

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For those of you who like pro wrestling, welcome to a critical look at Sunday evening’s Summer Slam event on the WWE network.  For those who don’t like wrestling, you probably have stopped reading already. As one of the four major events on the WWE schedule, SummerSlam gets more attention than ...

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There is a growing problem in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference (NJIC) when it comes to football - teams not having enough players to field varsity football teams each year.  The conference, already having to the adjust to loss of Queen of Peace High School as a member due to its closure ...

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