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December 12, 2018

MANCHESTER - The Barnegat Boys Swim team upped their season record to 3-0 after a 110-60 victory over Manchester on Monday night.  INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 200 MEDLEY RELAY 1. G. Aguilar / D. Cappucio / K. Smith / M. Kosar                        ...

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MANCHESTER - The Barnegat Girls Swim team won their second straight swim meet defeating Manchester 86-84 on Monday night. Alexis Jackson won the 50 meter freestyle and the 100 meter freestyle events.  Paige Menegus and Caroline Purdon won the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke respectively for ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence High School freshman Matt Darata, in his high school varsity debut, scored the second period game tying goal and third period game winner in the 3-2 Gov. Livingston season opening hockey victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood.  Darata is a New Providence High ...

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Welcome to ‘Winning Culture’ the new column focusing on the Philadelphia 76ers for tapintothemainline.com. Throughout the season we will be following the Sixers and trying to make sense of going from 10 wins to hopefully 55 in just three years. Be sure to check back each week for offbeat ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas Boys Basketball team beat Taravella tonight at home with a score of 46-39.  This is their 3rd straight win.  They beat Coral Glades 68-56 at home last Thursday.  Last Saturday, Douglas beat Miami Beach 58-52 in the Coaches vs Cancer event at Cypress Bay High School.  ...

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VERONA, NJ - As the season rapidly approaches the Verona girls basketball team, armed with many returning varsity players, is ready fulfill its potential.     “When we’re all together, healthy and playing with each other I think we have a lot of potential.  We want to win the Conference, we want ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School boys cross-country team, members of the girls tennis team and the girls field hockey team have been recognized for a season of accomplishments. The Board of Education recognized the cross-country team for becoming the NJSIAA Sectional Champions, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville ice hockey team suffered a 4-0 setback against Vernon on Monday night at Mennen Arena. Montville went into the game in a three-way tie for first place in the Halvorsen Division with Kinnelon and Vernon. But it surrendered a goal near the end of the first period, ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - First-year head coach Brian P. Hayes and assistant coaches Jordan Fabi and Michael O’Brien have the Jonathan Dayton High School ice hockey team firing on all cylinders, as the squad picked up its third victory in a row with a dominant 9-3 win over Lacey High School. Dayton’s ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The kind of seamless on-court chemistry that last year's Bernards boys basketball team exhibited is a difficult thing to replicate. But head coach Tim Palek's task will be to find a way to do just that with a group of players that will bear little resemblance, at first, to ...

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In their first splash during MLB’s Winter Meetings, the Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year deal reported in the $45 million dollar range. The 32-year-old outfielder hit 20 home runs and drove in 65 RBI’s last year while splitting time between the San ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball League will hold its first in-person registration for the upcoming 2019 spring season on Saturday, December 15 from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the borough's Municipal Court Room. Participants who register in person on December 15 will receive a ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A young Ridge girls basketball team that showed flashes of brilliance last season returns largely intact and with high hopes for the 2018-2019 season, which begins on the road Friday night in Somerville against Immaculata. Last season, the Red Devils finished 16-12, with some ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Girls Basketball program is once again hosting the Score at the Shore Christmas basketball tournament from December 22-29.   The Rams are coached by Tom Bucci with a career record of 85-40. His assistans are Keith Cocuzza and Eric Sharkey.   The Rams return ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Goalie Sam Rowland posted his first career varsity shutout in helping Chatham win its second straight ice hockey game, 4-0, over Livingston on Monday at Codey Arena. “I thought our goaltending was excellent tonight and the rest of the team fed off of that," Chatham coach ...

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LAKELAND, N.Y. - Lakeland’s girls and boys basketball teams both opened up their seasons by hosting the Relay For Life Tournament. The Hornets girls squad started off the tournament by playing a tough Clarkstown North squad, with the Rams returning to Rockland County with a 58-42 victory on Nov.

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) senior Eliot Dix signed on the dotted line of his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Longwood University in Virginia. Dix, who is a left-handed hitting shortstop and a top-1,000 recruit overall according to Perfect Game, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - He broke the school's single-season rushing record -- passing some Hilltopper legends in the process -- and now Summit High School senior running back Max Jackson has been named to the 'Jersey Sports Zone All-State' football team's offensive unit. Jersey Sports Zone is an ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham coach Todd Ervin announced Monday that senior guard Ryan Doherty was voted the captain of the Cougar boys basketball team, which opens the season 7 p.m. Friday at home against Pope John. In his three varsity seasons, Doherty has certainly learned about winning basketball ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Some coaches err on the side of caution when they assess their team's prospects for an upcoming season. But Liz McKeon, head coach of the Westfield girls basketball team, which opens its season at home Friday against Union Catholic at 4 p.m., is taking a bolder approach in ...

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The Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team opened their 2018-19 season with a trip to the prestigious “Blue Wave Icebreaker Open” tourney on Long Island. This event not only featured town travel teams but also wrestlers from some of the top club teams in New York and New Jersey. Despite this ...

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NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Dylan O’Connor opened up with six straight strikes in route to a 257 game and a sparking the Aviators Boys bowling team to a 7-0 sweep over Wallington Monday afternoon at North Arlington Bowling Lanes.    O’Connor threw a “clean” game (a strike or spare in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Both teams scored in the second period as Millburn and Montclair skated to a 1-1 tie in ice hockey on Monday at Codey Arena. Ryan Potechin scored with an assist from Lucas Skolnick for Millburn (2-1-2). Will Schiffenhaus had the goal for Montclair (2-2-1).  

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Goalie Sam Rowland posted his first career varsity shutout in helping Chatham win its second straight ice hockey game, 4-0 over Livingston on Monday at Codey Arena. “I thought our goaltending was excellent tonight and the rest of the team fed off of that," Chatham coach Brendon ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - A trio of returning starters will be asked to take on expanded roles and help the West Essex girls basketball team integrate a host of newcomers into the rotation as the season gets under way Friday, Dec. 14 at home against James Caldwell High School. Head coach Maria ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boy swim team topped New Providence, 100-69, on Monday, Dec. 10, at Berkeley Acquatics. The Raiders took the 200 Medley Relay, the 50 and 100 Freestyle and 200 Freestyle Relay, the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke. Matt London won the 100 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls swim team improved to 2-0 with a dominating performance over New Providence, 112-58, at Berkeley Acquatics on Monday, Dec. 10. The Raiders started the meet off with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham coach Todd Ervin announced Monday that senior guard Ryan Doherty was voted the captain of the Cougar boys basketball team, which opens the season 7 p.m. Friday at home against Pope John. In his three varsity seasons, Doherty has certainly learned about winning basketball ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers student athletes this week gained recognition from the Big Ten Conference, with 86 Scarlet Knight players named to the Fall 2018 Academic All-Big Ten List. The total number of recognized fall sport athletes is a record for the university, topping the 84 students who ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - In a new division, with a lot of new, youthful faces the Cedar Grove Girls basketball team still has lofty goals for 2019.     “Our goal as the team stated, we would like to win our division that’s our goal,” said Head Coach Bill Scanlon.     The Panthers move to the ...

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