Sports

November 12, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - Junior Manon Stephen came in fourth place to lead Ridge High School in the girls cross country state Group 4 meet Saturday at Holmdel Park. Stephen ran a time of 18:46, less than a minute behind race winner Abby Loveys of Randolph, whose time of 17:52 was the only one to break 18 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Ridge got a first-hand look at why many consider Piscataway to be the best public school football team in the state on Saturday. But the Red Devils, on the verge of getting blown out at halftime, also earned a measure of respect with their gritty second-half efforts before ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The eyes of the New Jersey high school football world will be on the Ridge Red Devils this weekend, as they take on the challenge of playing Piscataway, a team many believe to be the best public school team in the state. Ridge (8-1) and Piscataway (9-0) will kick off at 1 ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - The Ridge High School girls' and boys' cross country teams each made strong showings at the Section 2, Group 4 meet Saturday at Greystone Park. The Ridge girls' team placed third with a total of 95 points, behind first-place North Hunterdon (27) and second-place Westfield ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - J.P. Stevens sophomore Simrin Carlsen made sure there won’t be a repeat for the Ridge girls volleyball team in the 2018 state tournament.  Carlsen, who had 14 kills in the match, was the driving force behind J.P. Stevens’ upset of fourth-seeded Ridge in a hard-fought and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Never mind the uncharacteristic sub-.500 record. The Ridge girls soccer team--always a dangerous draw in November--was still one that no team in its section would have been looking forward to playing in the state tournament. And three days after routing higher-seeded Bayonne on the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Although the Ridge football team has practiced in the rain plenty of times during the weekdays this rainy summer and fall, it had actually been dry for every Friday night game the team had played during the regular season. But when coach Bill Tracy peeked at the extended ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls volleyball team (20-5) opened defense of its Group 4 championship Tuesday with a 25-13, 25-15 victory over Passaic Tech (22-5).  After a shaky 0-4 beginning in the first set, Ridge finally took the lead at 7-6 behind the serving of Peyton Robb and the hitting ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - In the semifinal matchup of the North 1 Group 4 state tournament, top-seeded Morristown defeated No. 4 seed Ridg,e 3-2. The Colonials were down in the first half before taking the lead in the second half when Indira Summerville netted the game-winner. The victory leads us to a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team frequently saves its best performances for late in the season. The Red Devils racked up a season-high in goals Tuesday afternoon in defeating Bayonne, 7-1, on the road in the opening round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament. Molly Mahoney scored ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Ridge JV girls volleyball team capped a successful campaign with a county championship last week. Top-seeded Ridge defeated Rutgers Prep in the Somerset County semifinals, 25-12, 25-22 to advance to the finals at Hillsborough High School on Wednesday, October 24.  Under ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Four residents of Basking Ridge finished among the top 10 runners overall in Sunday's Basking Ridge Turkey Trot 5K at Mountain Park. Edward Wang, 43, of Basking Ridge finished second with a time of 20:02.54, a pace of 6:27. He was 1 minute, 12 seconds behind race winner ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge football team has been seeded fourth in the Section 2, Group 5 playoffs whose pairings were announced Sunday by the NJSIAA. The Red Devils (7-1) will host fifth-seeded East Orange (6-2) at 7 p.m. Friday. The top seed in the section is undefeated Piscataway, which ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge built a 26-point lead after one half and went on to a 29-13 football victory over Linden at home Friday night. The victory could ensure that Ridge (7-1) received a high enough seed to get a home game when the Section 2, Group 5 state tournament begins next weekend. The ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team played what was likely its final home game of the season, defeating Rutgers Prep, 2-0, on Senior Night Thursday. Senior Molly Mahoney scored both goals. In the first half, she gave the Red Devils (7-9-2) a 1-0 lead with a goal assisted by Elizabeth ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Even when they lost their two imposing middle blockers to graduation, their replacements were able to get it done with heart.  And "heart" found a way to beat Rutgers Prep in the semi-final,s 25-14, 25-13, and then Hillsborough in the finals, 25-21, 25-16, to repeat as Somerset ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge football team, which endured its first loss of the season to Phillipsburg last week, gets another stern test when the Red Devils host Linden Friday night at 7 p.m. For Ridge (6-1), a playoff berth in Section 2, Group 5 is a virtual certainty. But Friday's matchup ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls volleyball team, the top seed in the Somerset County Tournament, defeated a determined Immaculata squad, 25-10, 25-10 Tuesday behind contributions from the entire squad. Team leaders for Ridge were Rachel Tam with four aces, Chelsea Winegar with six kills, ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Phillipbsurg made the most of beneficial field position and menaced Ridge with a persistent pass rush Friday night. The visiting Stateliners knocked the Red Devils from the ranks of the undefeated with a 21-7 victory over Ridge before an overflow crowd. The victory gave ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Senior Molly Mahoney scored the game's only goal in the 55th minute to send the Ridge girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Mendham on Thursday. Abby McCrea provided the assist on Mahoney's goal. Senior goalie Ally Lindsey of Ridge (6-8-1) stopped five shots as the Red ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Although the Ridge football team is a perennial participant in the post-season, it's been awhile since there was a game this late in the regular season that created as much buzz as Friday night's home showdown against Phillipsburg. Ridge (6-0) hasn't lost yet, and the ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some things ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls volleyball team defeated Mendham, 25-12, 25-18, Monday behind an all-around effort by its seven starters.   Setter Dana Collins dished out 13 assists to go along with 4 digs, Jasmine Davy and Peyton Robb each contributed three kills each, and Chelsea Winegar ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Neither the respective records, nor the season, nor what is at stake particularly matters when the Bridgewater-Raritan and Ridge girls soccer teams go against each other. The rivalry that is the Somerset County soccer equivalent of the Red Sox and the Yankees always ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Somerset County team title last Friday at the county championships at Pleasant Valley Park. Junior Manon Stephen of Ridge (18:34) finished second in the 5,000-meter run, 8 seconds behind winner Caroline Mehlhorn of ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge finished a grueling week by topping North Brunswick in two sets, 25-11, 25-13, on Friday.  Having played two Top 20 teams to three sets, Ridge (12-4) received contributions from the whole squad in beating North Brunswick. Pin hitters Erin Caricich, Lauren Metzner and ...

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WARREN, NJ - It took a little longer than usual for the Ridge football team to exhibit the crisp, disciplined execution that has marked its undefeated season so far. But, after a flat opening quarter, the Red Devils scored three touchdowns in the last 5:17 of the first half to take a 21-point ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - After defeating West Morris Central on Monday, the Ridge girls volleyball team came right back and beat Morristown team, 25-16, 25-16, Tuesday.   Ridge received contributions from the entire team, with middle blockers Angela Pan and Isabela Garcia (4 kills combined) leading ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team dominated play at both ends and inched closer to the .500 mark with a 3-0 victory over Phillipsburg on Tuesday. Five minutes into the game, Elizabeth Perna gave Ridge (5-6-1) a 1-0 lead with an assist from Abby McCrea. Although the Red Devils spent ...

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