SPHS Athlete of the Week

June 9, 2022

The South Plainfield High School Tennis team had an amazing season.  They finished with an overall record of 11-9 and a division record of 8-6.  Junior captain, Aiden Medina, has been the vital force for the Tiger Tennis team this year.  Aiden’s overall record was 18-4 and had a division record ...

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The Boys’ Spring Track team won both the Blue Division Relay and Blue Division Championship this season.  This past week, two large jumps and two new school records led to two gold medals at the GMC Championships for the Brown University bound Senior Joseph Oduro. Joe has been an integral part of ...

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The South Plainfield High School golf team had an outstanding season this year. Their season record was 17-2 with the only two losses coming from the division winning Edison Eagles. The Tigers also made it to the final day of the GMC tournament as a team.  Junior Dylan Jefferys was the captain and ...

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The South Plainfield Softball team is having a great run in their county tournament.  This week they beat the tenth seed Colonia 10-3 in the first round to set up a third meeting with division winner Metuchen.  The Lady Tigers won a tough 4-3 victory to advance to the semi-finals this coming ...

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Senior Sydney Loiacono has started her 12th grade track season with fantastic results.  So far, Sydney, has broken all of last year’s personal bests, brought home medals at every weekend event, and topped the GMCs in the Discus Relay with teammates Madelynn and Catherine Pfeiffer.  Sydney continues ...

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Spring Track is moving on into the toughest part of the season and Junior Madelynn Pfeiffer keeps bringing home gold medals.  Madelynn, and her relay partner Sydney Loiacono, are both currently ranked in the top ten in Middlesex County in both the discus and the shot put.  Just this weekend, the ...

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The South Plainfield Softball team is off to another outstanding start to their season.  This week they beat GMC rivals Colonia and Piscataway while also defeating out of conference opponent Roselle Park.  The team’s record now sits at 10-4. Junior Sara McNelly has been a leader for the Lady Tigers ...

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The Boys’ Spring Track Team is off to a fantastic start this season and one of the reasons why is the addition of Junior Michael Green to the program.  Mike was not sure where he would fit in at first, never putting on the spikes before 11th grade.  After a fast introduction to the sport, however, ...

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The South Plainfield High School baseball team is off to a good start to their 2022 season with a record of 2-2. This past week, the Tigers finished 2-0 sweeping division rival Edison. An integral part of the success for the Tigers this week has been the steady pitching of senior, Jack ...

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The Girls Winter Track Team completed another outstanding season.  At the GMC Championships the Lady Tigers were crowned Blue Division Champions.  The girls’ hard work and dedication was on full display throughout the season as school records were broken and multiple personal records were ...

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The Girls Winter Track Team concluded another successful season as GMC Blue Division champions.  On the night of March 1st, the blue division title was on the line.  The night came down to medals being earned, personal records being broken, and the girls being crowned Blue Division ...

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The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team capped their successful season by placing two wrestlers in the NJSIAA State Tournament. Last week’s Athlete of the Week J.J. Giordano placed 7th in the state at 144lbs. while sophomore Nicholas Campagna finished up his season with an 8th place finish ...

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The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team is having another great individual post season. They won their 37th consecutive district team title and qualified 12 wrestlers to the Region 4 Tournament this past weekend at North Hunterdon High School.  The Tigers would go on to qualify four ...

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Michael Lawrence came into December with a defining goal, become one of the best hurdlers in the state during Winter Track.  Mike worked all through the summer and fall to prepare for the start of this new winter track season.   Workouts each day of the work week consisting of hurdle drills and ...

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The South Plainfield High School Boys’ Basketball team won its first official Divisional Championship since 2006-07 with a big game Tuesday February 8th against Spotswood.  The Tigers beat the Chargers by a score of 78-64.  The team is having an outstanding season and now has a record of 17-4.  ...

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On February 2, 2022, the New Jersey Scholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) took part in the 36th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD).  This program hopes to inspire girls and women to participate and be involved in athletics, and to reach their full potential.  Schools in New ...

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The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team has continued its winning ways this winter. Their current record stands at 11-2, with both losses coming to teams ranked in the top 20 in the state.  They will also be entering next weeks’ Sectional Tournament as the #1 seed and overall, the #3 seed ...

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The South Plainfield Girls basketball team continued its winning ways.  The team first scored a 44-33 win over Woodbridge.  South Plainfield then scored a 60-56 OT win over Red Division rival Piscataway and finished the week on Friday with a 60-11 win over Carteret.  The Tigers have now won four in ...

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The South Plainfield Girls’ Basketball team had a terrific week.  This past week the Lady Tigers won both games they played. On Thursday, South Plainfield defeated Woodbridge Academy by a score of 61-18.  Then in a non-divisional game of the week on Saturday morning, the Lady Tigers controlled the ...

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The Tigers basketball team was coming off a big win against East Brunswick before Christmas and were heading into their Holiday Tournament before they were ravaged by covid-19.  Joseph Oduro is the captain of the basketball team and this week he showed why he is fit for that role.  Playing without ...

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The South Plainfield High School wrestling team continued their winning ways as they dominated a tough River Dell team 56-12 to record their first dual meet win of the season which brings them to a total of 799 wins as a program. The Tigers won six matches by fall and scored bonus points in three ...

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The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team started off this winter season in the right direction winning the Morris Knolls Wrestling Tournament. The Tigers outscored Morris Hills 187-139.5 and placed 11 wrestlers in the top 4 of the tournament.  It was South Plainfield’s first Morris Knolls ...

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The South Plainfield Girls’ Bowling Team is off to a great start on the year. The Lady Tigers are currently 5-1 for the season with its only loss to a Red Division opponent. Last week our girls’ bowling team defeated Middlesex, South River, Carteret, and Mother Seton. Senior Kylie Nieradka looks to ...

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The South Plainfield girls’ volleyball team had an outstanding season. The Lady Tigers finished with 15 wins and made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the sectional championship. Senior Baylee Wnuk was a vital part of the team’s accomplishments. Baylee was named to the All-White Division team ...

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The South Plainfield Football team finished its season with a win over Lawrence in the NJSIAA Crossover Game. Senior Tyler Balent concluded his senior year on the gridiron for the Tigers with a 44-30 victory. Tyler was one of the most consistent performers for South Plainfield this season. The ...

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While some winter sports were getting underway, conference awards were being finalized.  Senior Jada Worthem was honored once again as an All-Blue Division tennis player. Her tenacious play and dedication to the sport earned her this honor. On the season, Jada Worthem was a leader and captain ...

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The South Plainfield Football team battled through one of the toughest schedules in the state this year. The Tigers finished its season with a win over Lawrence in the NJSIAA Crossover. One of the leaders for South Plainfield this season was senior Jalen Russell. On the season Jalen demonstrated ...

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The South Plainfield Gymnastics Team ended their dual meet season last week with a 5-3 record. The Tigers are one of six teams in their section to advance to the Sectional Finals as a team this Saturday, 11/6 at Hillsborough.  The team was led this year by senior captain Antonella ...

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The Boy’s Cross-Country followed their Gold Division Championship with an outstanding day at the Greater Middlesex Conference Championships.  They finished 7th overall and had two varsity runners medal in the race. One of those runners was senior co-captain Jackson Gaffney.  Jackson Gaffney is a ...

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The Boy’s Cross-Country team is off to an undefeated start to the 2021 fall season.  The team’s 7-0 start is a product of hard work, determination, and teamwork. This past Tuesday the team beat Colonia to win the GMC Gold Division.  Leading the Tigers this season has been junior captain Logan ...

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