Somerset Patriots Welcome Back MLB Pitcher Mitch Atkins

March 27, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have signed former team right-handed pitcher and three-year Major Leaguer Mitch Atkins for the 2017 season.

“There is definitely a reason why I wanted to come back to Somerset,” said Atkins. “It’s because it is a great place to play, the fans are awesome and there is a winning atmosphere.”

Atkins will enter his ...

Ridge High School Pre-Season Spring Sports Hampered by Snow

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Normally, by this point in March, high school athletic teams preparing for the start of the spring season would have played at least a handful of scrimmages already.

But last week's nearly 1-foot snowfall has set back athletic programs at Ridge High School that depend on dry grass fields. The baseball, softball and tennis programs still have a significant wait before ...

Ridge Girls Lacrosse Teams Up with Chipotle for Fundraiser Next Friday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Eat some of your favorite anyway, and pitch in for a fundraiser to support Ridge Girls Lacrosse next Friday, March 24, at the Chipotle in Basking Ridge at 25 Mountainview Boulevard,  Unit 5.

The fundraiser will be held between 4 to 9 p.m.

Bring in an online flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make ...

Ridge H.S. Girls Take First in Indoor Track National Championships

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Ridge High School girls ran a time of 9:01.64 in the 4x800 to win the national title Saturday night at New Balance Nationals Indoors.

Meghan Convery (2:15.44), Catherine Giuseffi (2:16.50), Kaitlyn Van Baalen (2:17.19) and Brooke Fazio (2:12.51) set the pace for the Red Devils, the fourth New Jersey team to win the 4x800 national title in the past nine years.

The same ...

Registration for Lord Stirling Spring Riding Lessons Opens Sat. a.m., March 11

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Can't wait to get back in the saddle again, especially after being stuck indoors all winter? Looking to take advantage of being a resident in Somerset County, which has its own county stable?

Registration for spring riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable begin Sat. a.m.

Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, registration is open for riders of all ability ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Beats Watchung Hills, 2-1, for Public A State Championship

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Ridge scored both its goals in the second period and held on for a 2-1 ice hockey victory over Watchung Hills to win its first state championship in nine years in the NJSIAA Public A final Sunday night at Mennen Arena.

Connor Villa and John Vilade scored the goals for the second-seeded Red Devils, who defeated Skyland Conference rival Watchung Hills for the second time in ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Beats Randolph, 4-2, in Public A Semifinal

WEST ORANGE, NJ - John Vilade scored two goals to help Ridge record a 4-2 ice hockey victory over Randolph in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Public A state tournament Thursday at Codey Arena.

Second-seeded Ridge scored two goals in the first period and opened a 3-0 lead before third-seeded Randolph got on the board for the first time in the third period. Ridge (22-6-1) will play for the ...

Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Eliminates Ridge From States, 59-51

WARREN, NJ - Ridge stayed close with Watchung Hills for four quarters but came up short in a 59-51 loss in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 state tournament Monday night.

Watchung Hillls led by just four, 39-35, going into the fourth quarter. Julia Cunningham led the Warriors with 23 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.

Sophie Beneventine led Ridge (12-15) with 18 ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Advances in States with 3-2 Win over River Dell

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The state title quest continues for the Ridge High School ice hockey team.

The Red Devils defeated River Dell, 3-2, Monday afternoon at Bridgewater Sports Arena in the third round of the NJSIAA Public A state tournament. Alex Konovalov scored with 5:25 left in regulation to break a 2-2 tie and give Ridge (21-6-1) the eventual triumph.

Ridge had to rally from a 2-0 deficit, ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Advances with 9-3 Win Over Manalapan

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Alex Konovalov scored four goals and the Ridge ice hockey team advanced with a 9-3 victory over Manalapan in the second round of the NJSIAA Public A state tournament Friday night.

Ridge (20-6-1) scored five goals in the second period to take a 6-0 lead. Connor Villa had a goal and an assist and Matt Fabiunke had two assists for the Red Devils, who outshot Manalapan, ...

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Somerset Patriots Re-Sign LHP Rich Mascheri

March 24, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that left-handed pitcher Rich Mascheri has been re-signed for the 2017 season.

“I am just really excited to get back to the field for the Patriots,” said Mascheri. “Now that I am finally healthy – and have spent the entire off-season working out and training – I am ready to come in and ...