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10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

August 15, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Berkeley Heights Ninja Anthony DeFranco Advances to American Ninja Warrior' National Finals

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston alumn Anthony DeFranco advances to the 'American Ninja Warrior' National Finals in Las Vegas, NV to be aired on September 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

DeFranco placed 9th in the City Finals in Cleveland [aired Monday, August 14, 2017], making it to the Nail Clipper obstacle in a time of 4:03.32 before his run came to an end.

Ridge Touchdown Club Sponsors Senior-Alumni Pancake Breakfast

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge Touchdown Club sponsored its first Senior-Alumni Pancake Breakfast last Thursday in the Ridge High School cafeteria.

The entire football team, 12 members of the coaching staff and several alumni were in attendance. Equipment was distributed after the event, which preceded the first official day of football practice on Friday.

Ridge's first football ...

Give Blood in Bridgewater for NY Mets Tickets

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking local residents to donate blood at Bridgewater Commons Mall, 400 Commons Way, Aug. 18 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. A bloodmobile will be parked by The Cheesecake Factory.

As a thank you, each donor will receive refreshments and a voucher for a pair of 2017 New York Mets tickets.

Somerville Basketball Tournament Organizer Pleased with Event, Despite Fewer Teams, Smaller Crowd

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Wallace Gantt, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of South Somerville” declared Saturday’s rain-delayed basketball tournament a success, even though the crowd was smaller this year than last.

This year, there was more focus on the heart and soul of the event – distributing book bags and school supplies to children whose families are hard-pressed to meet ...

Somerset Patriots Sign Major League Southpaw Keith Hessler

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of Major League left-handed pitcher Keith Hessler.

Hessler enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and his first in the Atlantic League.

In 2015, the Silver Spring, Maryland native made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 8. He appeared in 18 games with the Diamondbacks that ...

Blue Crabs Top Patriots In Series-Finale

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-16, 51-47) defeated the Somerset Patriots (14-14, 56-42) 6-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday evening.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Kyle Roller.

The Blue Crabs took the lead with a big five-run inning, highlighted by a grand slam by Ryan Wiggins (4) that made the score ...

Roxbury's Cup Stacking Whiz Kid: 8-Year-Old Aiden Mulholland

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury boy is making a name for himself in the world of sport stacking, having won two gold medals at last month’s AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit, where he also broke the national record in his age group.

Sport stacking is a timed competition in which competitors stack plastic cups, in various combinations, at blazing speeds.

Succasunna 8-year-old Aiden ...

Friends of Lord Stirling to Host Three Day Centered Riding Clinic Beginning Aug. 25; Register Now

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host a Gail M. Field Centered Riding Clinic at the Somerset County Park Commission facility at 256 South Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. The sessions will run from Friday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug. 27. 

Gail Field is a Riding and Horse Care Instructor from Long Island, New York. She holds a British Horse Society Instructor ...

Reds Defeat Astros to Advance in Playoffs

The New Providence Reds defeated the Kenilworth Astros 10-5 last Sunday at Snyder Field in Berkeley Heights to advance in the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League Playoffs.

The Reds were led by timely offense which included a seven run 6th inning to take the lead from the Astros putting the game out of reach.

In the 6th, with the Reds down by one run, pinch hitter Joe Lenz drove home Ariel ...

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Volunteers Needed for Fall Adapted Horseback Riding Program

August 14, 2017

No Equestrian Experience Required to Assist Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The Somerset County Park Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department and Lord Stirling Stable are seeking volunteers to assist with the T.R.A.I.L.S (Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Instruction at Lord Stirling) program on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings beginning September 12 and 13. Two class ...