Sports

May 21, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Looks like Bernards Township residents will have to wait even a bit longer before they might jump into the town pool. The projected opening date of the Pleasant Valley Pool complex, originally tentatively set for June 20, has now been pushed back to July 1. Township Parks and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Opening day at the township's municipal Pleasant Valley Pool complex is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 20, said Jennifer Gander, director of the Bernards Township Parks and Recreation department. "As of right now, opening day is posted as June 20, but we are still ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- With 11 seniors returning from a team that went to the Somerset County Tournament championship game last season, Ridge High School softball coach Jackie Tarulli had every reason to expect 2020 would have been a landmark campaign for her team. But, like every other team in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Two sophomores from Ridge High School have launched a petition aimed at trying to get local swimming pools reopened. Andy Moss and Jerry Zheng, both members of the Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team, created a change.org petition to convince Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen pools for ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Chis Fabian, a senior at Ridge High School, has committed to swim at Bucknell University.   Fabian lettered in all four years he swam at Ridge and served as a co-captain of the swim team this past season.  He had a record-setting senior year swimming for the Red ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Greg Bozzo wears his passion for the game of baseball on his sleeve. The catcher for the Ridge High School baseball team emerged as a team leader well before he ever became a senior. "Greg really has been a great leader," Ridge baseball coach Tom Blackwell said. "Greg is ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- As a self-professed “eternal optimist,” Ridge baseball coach Tom Blackwell was holding out hope until the very end. But on Monday, the hammer came down, as the NJSIAA announced the cancellation of the spring high school sports season in conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- After getting a late start with her pre-season lacrosse activities, Taylor Smith was poised for a huge season before everything shut down. The senior midfielder for the Ridge High School girls lacrosse team put together a prolific season as a junior last spring after ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Andy West will be moving up from defensive coordinator to become the new varsity head football coach at Ridge High School. West's hiring was approved Monday night by the Bernards Board of Education. He replaces Bill Tracy, who stepped down as Ridge's head coach after 11 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Division 1 college basketball career of Basking Ridge resident Max Mahoney ended with him cutting down the nets and hoisting a championship trophy 2 1/2 weeks ago. Ending one's career that way would be a dream come true for almost any basketball player in any other ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team lost its championship rematch with Randolph late Monday night when the Rams scored a goal 4:30 into overtime for a 3-2 victory over Ridge in the NJSIAA Public B championship game at the Prudential Center. JT Zangara scored all three goals for Randolph, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- For all the many accomplishments the seniors on the Ridge girls basketball team have achieved in the last several years, the one thing they could never check off their bucket list was conquering Franklin. In the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 championship game Monday night, Franklin ...

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VERNON, NJ – Eight Ridge skiers wrapped up the 2020 season by qualifying and competing in the New Jersey Interscholastic Ski Racing Association Race of Champions last month at Mountain Creek Ski Resort in Vernon. Three Ridge girls placed in the top 25: Annie Mohan 13th (2:43.91), Liz Ingraham ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Trailing by eight points midway through the third quarter, the Ridge girls basketball team rallied for a 43-36 victory over top-seeded Watchung Hills in the semifinal round of the Section 2, Group 4 tournament on Saturday. Senior point guard Sophie Beneventine scored nine of her 19 ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ -- The Ridge High School girls fencing team won its second straight state championship last week over Montgomery. The Ridge fencing teams both earned their spots in the championship matches last week at Morris Hills High School. On the line were state titles for both teams. Ridge ...

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BASKING RIDGE,  NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team spent the first half on the attack, forcing a fast tempo and smothering Westfield defensively. Playing one of their best halves of the season, the fourth-seeded Red Devils built an 11-point halftime lead, then survived some late foul line ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Junior Allen Marakov of Ridge went 6-1 in the final pool of eight fencers and improved on a seventh place epee finish last year to capture the title this year at the State Individual Weapon Championships at Livingston High School on Sunday, March 1.   The top four fencers for ...

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SEWELL, NJ -- Qualifying swimmers from the Ridge girls and boys swim teams competed in the state Meet of Champions, the high school state championships this past weekend at GCIT.  Ridge had the following swimmers qualify for the meet: seniors Ethan Chiu, Chris Fabian and Lucy Hess; juniors, AJ ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team had already lost to unheralded Phillipsburg in the regular season, and it almost happened again with the stakes much higher Tuesday night. Ridge, the fourth seed, needed overtime to defeat the Stateliners, 55-50, in the opening round of the ...

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LINDEN, NJ -- A year from now, the Ridge boys basketball team is not likely to be a well-kept secret anymore. With a young nucleus of talented, determined and fearless players, 14th-seeded Ridge lost a 42-40 decision to third-seeded Linden Tuesday night in the first round of the Section 2, Group ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team moved on in the state tournament with an 8-2 victory over Ridgewood in the quarterfinal round of the Public B state tournament Monday afternoon at ProTec Ponds. Reese Judson scored three goals and Nick DelGaizo compiled four assists for the Red Devils ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After the achievement of winning a national championship earlier this month, the middle school-aged Ridge Youth Sports Senior Rec Division cheerleaders were recognized by the Bernards Township Committee at their Tuesday night meeting.  Seventeen cheerleaders in grades 6 to 8, ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team established an eight-point halftime lead en route to a 51-39 victory over Long Branch on Thursday. Freshman guard Nick Losada scored 13 points to pace Ridge (16-8), which outscored Long Branch, 10-4, in the third quarter to open a 40-26 lead ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team opened defense of its state championship with a 7-1 victory over Tenafly in the first round of the Public B state tournament Thursday afternoon. Ty Ebeling scored three goals for the Red Devils (17-5-5) and Reese Judson contributed four assists in the ...

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VERNON, NJ --  The Ridge girls and boys ski teams raced at the JV Championships at Mountain Creek last week.   Ridge competes in the New Jersey Interscholastic Ski Racing Association league and raced one GS run and one slalom run at the championship race. There were seven girls teams and 11 boys ...

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team, playing without senior point guard Sophie Beneventine, went on the road and advanced past Gill-St. Bernard's with a 41-34 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Tuesday. Senior guard Taylor Smith scored 17 ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ -- The Ridge High School boys and girls fencing teams had a full weekend of fencing at North Hunterdon High School for the NJSIAA Squad State Championships. The 20 top ranked boys and girls teams took to the fencing strips to compete for state titles in sabre, foil, and epee. The ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Ridge girls indoor track team won the Section 2, Group 4 championship at the Bennett Center in Toms River over the weekend. The Red Devils' boys indoor track team placed second overall. The Ridge girls had a team score of 69.5 to place them ahead of second-place ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The guards get a lot of the attention on the Ridge girls basketball team, but the continuing emergence of junior center Delaney Donohoe was pivotal in helping the Red Devils ward off a major upset threat on Saturday. Donohoe scored six of Ridge's last 16 points down the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team has come a long way from a 2-5 start. With underclass guards Gavin Kreitz and Nick Losada playing like veterans oblivious to playoff pressure, eighth-seeded Ridge recovered from a poor shooting first half to rally for a 53-44 victory over ...

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