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February 17, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 47-33 victory over Pingry in the second round of the Somerset County Tournament Saturday afternoon. Junior swing Taylor Smith scored 16 points for fifth-seeded Ridge (17-7), which took a 16-7 lead after ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Mike Zima played one of the best quarters of his career in carrying Ridge in the opening period against Pingry. But when the senior center went to the bench with his third foul in the third quarter, Ridge, as a team, actually played its best seven minutes of the ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Ridge girls winter track team came in third place out of 30 teams participating in the NJSIAA Group 4 state meet on Friday. The Red Devils' 25.5 team score was just 2.5 points away from meet winner Ridgewood (28 points) of Bergen County. Sophomore Morgan Lyons won the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team scored a season-high point total in an 86-53 victory over Somerset Tech in the opening round of the Somerset County Tournament Thursday afternoon. Senior center Mike Zima scored 20 points for the Red Devils (8-12), who led, 36-21, at the half.

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team opened the Skyland Conference tournament with an 8-0 victory over Bernards in the first round on Wednesday. Alex Konovalov scored three goals and had two assists for the Red Devils (15-6-3), who scored two goals in each of the first two periods and four ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- Ridge High School finished first in both the girls' and boys' competitions when the Section 2, Group 4 team championships were contested Sunday, Feb. 3.  It was the sixth consecutive sectional crown for the Ridge girls. Morgan Lyons of Ridge won the 800 meter run with a time ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- It didn't take long for Sophie Beneventine to put her stamp on this game. The junior guard scored the first seven points for the Ridge girls basketball team in the first minute after tip-off, setting a tone that boosted the Red Devils to a 50-41 victory over a persistent ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Ridge built a 10-point halftime lead and went on to a 53-40 boys basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raritan Thursday night. Senior guard Mike DeMarco scored 15 points for Ridge (6-12), which led, 35-25, at the half. After the Panthers (4-16) pared that lead to six after three ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team broke away from a halftime tie in the third quarter and went on to a 35-27 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan Thursday night. Sophie Beneventine scored 14 points for Ridge (15-6), which outscored the Panthers, 12-4, in the third quarter after ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Jake Hendershot, a senior defensive tackle at Ridge High School, this week signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at West Chester University, a Division 2 school in Pennsylvania. Hendershot (6-foot-3, 240 pounds) finished second on the team in tackles and ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball program honored its 12th-graders on Senior Night Tuesday prior to the team's game against Phillipsburg. The Red Devils will graduate senior basketball players Cameron Thompson, Cullen Thompson, Mike DeMarco, John Pikiell, Bruce Yang and Mike ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team spotted Hillsborough three goals early in the game and then scored nine unanswered goals for a 9-3 victory Monday afternoon. Alex Konovalov scored five goals and assisted on one for Ridge (13-6-3), which scored three goals in each of the three periods.

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge wrestling team defeated Plainfield, 51-25, in the opening round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament Monday night. Jake Stein, Ryan Duguay, Christopher Love, Andrew Taddeo, Kevin Fern, Jake Hendershot, Ryan Sweeney and Charlie Corbett of Ridge all won their ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Amber Vigeant made the first basket of each half. Morgan McCaffrey made the first basket of the fourth quarter. And Jillian Carney made the pass of the game. Vigeant, McCaffrey and Carney, the only three seniors on this year's Ridge girls basketball team, were honored ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ -- Chris Fabian of Ridge won the 200-yard medley in the Skyland Conference/Somerset County Championship boys swim meet last weekend. Fabian swam a winning time of 1:43.86. He was also fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.75. Other Ridge swimmers with high-level ...

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GLEN GARDNER, NJ -- Ridge High School had four first-place winners at the Freshman-Sophomore Skyland Invitational fencing tournament at Voorhees High School on Saturday. Boys and girls fencers represented in both age groups and in all weapons.   Freshman Boys Squads Results:  Sabre - Evan ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ -- Ridge held Hillside scoreless over the final 3:12 of the game and controlled the glass down the stretch to come away with a 46-44 boys basketball victory on the road Saturday afternoon. The victory broke a six-game losing streak for the Red Devils (5-11), who actually dictated ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge wrestling team won convincingly with a 69-12 victory over Montgomery on Senior Night Wednesday. The Red Devils recorded six pins in the match, which also included five individual forfeits by Montgomery to Ridge. 113 pound    Patrick Brady (Montgomery) pinned ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team got back on the winning track with a 48-23 victory over North Hunterdon Thursday night. Before the game, the team honored junior forward Taylor Smith, who scored the 1,000th point of her career last Saturday against J.P. Stevens. Smith has ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey (GOTRCNJ) needs coaches for its spring season starting the week of April 1 for Mt. Prospect and Albrook Schools in Basking Ridge and Bernardsville Polo Grounds in Bernardsville. Coaches do not need to be runners.   Girls on the Run is a ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ -- The Ridge High School girls and boys fencing teams each took home the overall team titles at Saturday’s District 2 Championships at North Hunterdon High School. In the Girls Squad competition, the epee and foil squads both took first place, and the sabre squad finished in second ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge wrestling team recorded three pins Saturday en route to a 49-18 victory over Burlington Township. Charlie Corbett, Devon Capato and Christopher Love of the Red Devils all pinned their opponents. The complete results are here: 106 pound    Charlie Corbett (Ridge) ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Ridge girls basketball team faced a tough opponent and came away with a 53-46 victory over J.P. Stevens on Saturday. Taylor Smith scored 19 points for the Red Devils (11-5), who outscored the Hawks, 18-5, in the third quarter to take a 46-31 lead. It was Ridge's third ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team erupted for five goals in the first period and went on to an 8-1 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan Friday night at Protec Ponds Arena. Alex Konovalov scored three goals and had two assists for the Red Devils (11-4-3), who led, 5-1, after one ...

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PEAPACK/GLADSTONE — On an afternoon where Franklin’s Diamond Miller achieved a milestone many just dream of, it was only fitting that Miller spearheaded arguably the most impressive victory to date of the Warriors’ undefeated campaign.  Franklin was being pushed to its limits by a strong Patrick ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge girls fencing team scored a 16-11 victory over Somerville on Thursday. Diya Kulkarni went 3-0 in the epee for Ridge, which also got victories in the epee from Arianna Minassian, Elizabeth Chan, Saloni Haruray, Jillian Yao and Sarah Cwerner. Nastassja Kuznetsova ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host National Anthem Auditions on Saturday, March 9th from noon-3 p.m. at Bridgewater Commons Mall.  The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Ridge girls track team came in second overall in the NJSIAA Group 4 indoor relay championships Wednesday at the Bennett Center Sports Complex. The Red Devil runners won the 4x800 relay with Olivia Cicchetti, Morgan Lyons, Tatum Peskin and Manon Stephen combining for a time ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge wrestling team recorded six pins in its 50-24 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan Tuesday night. The complete results are as follows: 106 pound    Charlie Corbett (Ridge) won by forfeit.     113 pound    Anderson Sanchez (Bridgewater-Raritan) 10-2 over Gavin ...

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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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