Sports

January 21, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ -- Alex Konovalov scored four goals and assisted on three others to fuel Ridge to an 8-0 ice hockey victory over Hunterdon Central Monday at ProTech Ponds. Ridge (10-4-3) broke the game open early, scoring five goals in the opening period. Luke Rich scored two goals and had one ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Eric Helgeson's goal in the third period broke a tie and gave Ridge a 3-2 ice hockey victory over previously undefeated, untied Pingry on Tuesday at Bridgewater Sports Arena. Helgeson scored off an assist from Matt Balzarotti. Pingry (13-1) had taken a 1-0 lead into the second ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team opened a 12-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 41-26 victory over North Hunterdon Tuesday night. Taylor Smith scored 18 points and took down eight rebounds for Ridge (8-3), which led, 16-4, after one quarter. After North Hunterdon ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team turned in another strong defensive effort and came away with a 45-33 victory over North Hunterdon Tuesday night. Senior center Mike Zima scored 12 points for the Red Devils (5-6), who led, 27-19, at halftime. It is the second game in a row in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, June 9. Four members of the 1969 World Series Championship team will be in attendance to be honored down on the field during the ...

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MADISON, NJ -- History was made this weekend. The Ridge High School Fencing Teams were very productive at the prestigious Santelli and Cetrulo Tournaments. While the Boys Team improved from last year by finishing second overall, the Girls Team shocked the fencing community by winning first place in ...

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MADISON, NJ -- The Ridge girls fencing team took first place in all three categories to win the Santelli Tournament Sunday at Drew University. With three total points (one for each first-place finish), Ridge was 13 points better than the second-place team, Bergen Tech. There were 52 teams in the ...

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MADISON, NJ -- The Ridge boys fencing team came in second overall among 48 teams at the Cetrulo Tournament Saturday at Drew University. The Red Devils won the foil category, with Eric Lin, Advaith Rege and Ryan Shadpoor enabling Ridge to outduel Lawrenceville, which finished second in the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team was the No. 1 competitive swim program in all of New Jersey in 2018. Its performance throughout last year earned the Somerset Hills Y the USA Swimming Club Excellence Award. Under the direction of head coach Lori Riegler, the team ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Summit sank four of four foul shots in the final 37 seconds to surge to a 36-33 girls basketball victory over Ridge on Saturday. Ridge (7-3) rallied from a six-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to take a one-point lead. Ava Haiback sank a 3-pointer from the right ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Matt Balzarotti accomplished a hat trick to lead Ridge to a 10-0 ice hockey victory over Montgomery Friday at Protec Ponds. Balzarotti finished with three goals and one assist for the Red Devils (6-4-3), who scored six of their goals in the third period. Alex Ruscitto had two ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- Ridge pulled away from a tie game after three quarters to finish off a 37-27 girls basketball victory over Hillsborough Thursday night. Taylor Smith scored nine points to lead Ridge, which outscored the Raiders, 11-1, in the final quarter. Ava Haiback added eight points for ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- There are few, if any, basketball teams in the Skyland Conference that are giving as many significant varsity minutes to two freshmen as Ridge is. There may not be many in all of North Jersey that have two ninth-graders playing more significant roles. "If you had told me in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys swim team defeated North Hunterdon, 112-58, at Somerset Hills YMCA on Tuesday. The team of Colin Lee-Au, Chris Fabian, Andrew Moss and Daniel Xia won the 200-meter relay for Ridge with a time of 1:47.30. Daniel Xia won the 200 intermediate in 2:11.16. Chris ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tributes to the late Jim Wood, founder and head coach of Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence (BAC), are already pouring in on social media and in media outlets around the country. Wood’s death on Jan. 4, at the age of 68, was announced by BAC on its Facebook page this ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team sprung an upset on previously undefeated J.P. Stevens, winning, 47-40, in overtime on the road Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils (2-5) pulled away in overtime, 9-2, to defeat Middlesex County's hottest team. It was Ridge's first game in one ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Ridge built a 22-point halftime lead en route to a 51-34 girls basketball victory over Columbia on Saturday. Ava Haiback knocked down six 3-pointers and led the Red Devils (6-1) with 20 points. Ridge led, 19-9, after one quarter and then went on a 14-2 run in the second ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Ridge girls fencing team lost for the first time this season by the slimmest of margins, 14-13, to West Windsor-Plainsboro South on Thursday. In the sabre, Michelle Li of Ridge went 2-1 and Caroline Sha was 1-0. In the foil, Jaclyn Chen and Madison Clowes of Ridge each ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Did you miss any of the top news stories of 2018 in Basking Ridge? If you did, click on these links and scroll down memory lane with TAPinto Basking Ridge. More readers than ever before visited TAPinto Basking Ridge in 2018. Readership on the site increased by 25 percent, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- If the Ridge girls basketball team would like to use Hunterdon Central as a measuring stick, then Saturday night is a good indication of how far the program has come in recent years. Over the three previous seasons, Ridge lost four times in as many games to Hunterdon ...

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Ridge boys winter track team won the Somerset County Relay Championships Thursday at Lehigh University. The Red Devils took first in the 4x400 relay finals, the sprint medley relay finals, the 4x800 relay finals and the distance medley relay finals. Ridge freshman Harry ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Immaculata High School has started strong this season, showing opponents just how complete an offensive team it can be.  In large part, that is because of the Spartans’ firm understanding of how to be unselfish, how to create the open shots and to utilize their talent to the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team opened play in the Len Sepanak Tournament at home on Thursday, handing West Morris its first loss of the season, 54-27, on Thursday. Lauren Lusardi scored 17 points and took down 10 rebounds for Ridge (4-1), which outscored West Morris, 14-7, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Board of Education accepted one teacher resignation and appointed four others at its meeting Monday, Dec. 17. Ashley Roberts resigned as special education/ABA teacher at Ridge High School, effective Feb. 10. The board appointed: -- Patricia Craig ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team, playing for the first time in six days, was never able to establish a comfortable offensive rhythm and fell, 46-28, to Westfield in the opening game of the Len Sepanak round-robin tournament at home Wednesday night. After both teams hit less ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Want to dispose of your Christmas or holiday tree and not have to haul it very far? How about to the bottom of your driveway? Each year, the Ridge girls basketball team raises funds to boost the team by arranging to collect Christmas trees from the driveways of local ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team defeated Watchung Hills for the second time in a week, 4-0, Saturday at ProTec Ponds. Marcus Fabiunke posted the shutout with 11 saves for Ridge (5-1-2), which scored two goals the second period and one each in the other periods. Erik Helgeson opened ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team outscored Oak Knoll of Summit in every quarter en route to a 40-31 victory on Saturday. Taylor Smith scored 14 points and Sophie Beneventine connected for 12 points for the Red Devils, who led, 26-22, at halftime before a low-scoring second ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team won its first game of the season, 41-35, over Montgomery Thursday night on the road. Senior center Mike Zima scored 14 points for Ridge (1-1), which outscored Montgomery, 16-12, in the final quarter after the two teams traded lots of defensive ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Ridge fencing teams continue to dominate. The boys team repeated last year’s stellar performance by taking the Somerset County Championship at Bernards High School on Saturday, Dec. 15. Competing against four area schools, the boys epee squad’s first-place finish helped put ...

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