Gov. Livingston Highlander Booster Club's Super Saturday: Highlander Tradition of Spirit and Pride (Video Included)

GL Highlander Booseter Club Super Saturday showcased sporting events throughout the day to a sold out crowd. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Columbia Middle School Cheerleaders Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mountainside PAL Cheerleaders  Credits: Bobbie Peer
The GL varsity basketball team held a clinic on Fantastic Friday for the younger kids. Credits: GL Varsity Basketball

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- The Highlander Booster club held their annual, hugely successful Fantastic Friday/Super Saturday event on Jan. 9 at Gov. Livingston High School.

Spirit and pride could be felt throughout the halls of Governor Livingston High School as hundreds of GL fans decked in red and blue GL sportswear cheered on their teams throughout the entire day. Hundreds of members of the Berkeley Heights community look forward to Super Saturday every year so that they can show their immense support for the Highlanders. The day embodies the pride that runs deep within all members of the community.

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Video credits: John Haddad

Super Saturday means a great deal to many Governor Livingston students because the event encourages them to be connected with their peers through Highlander pride.  “I love the community spirit that Super Saturday evokes. It’s great to see my classmates compete against our greatest rivals. It makes me proud to be a Governor Livingston student,” said Catie Lazzaro, a Governor Livingston junior.

Excitement and pride filled the air during the main event: the boy’s varsity basketball game. The game brought students of both Governor Livingston and New Providence High School together to cheer on their classmates. After a tough fight, the Highlanders defeated New Providence 44-39.

Not only did the boy’s basketball game arouse widespread pride throughout many members of the GL community, but it was also a huge fundraiser for the Highlander Booster Club. Carla McGlynn, a Highlander Booster Club member, said, “Super Saturday and Fantastic Friday is our largest fundraiser that raises thousands of dollars to support all GL sports. Our largest event is the boy’s varsity game. Wristbands sold out within 15 minutes.”

The Berkeley Heights PAL Wrestling team kicked off Fantastic Friday by hosting the tough grapplers from Morristown. The GL varsity wrestlers followed with the evening's spot light event, defeating Brearley  52-12. 

Super Saturday began with the annual pancake breakfast, and was followed by fencing meets, boy’s and girl’s middle school basketball games, and freshmen, JV, and varsity boy’s and girl’s basketball games. The spirit was continued throughout the night to the Union Sports Arena where GL students gathered to watch the hockey team defeat Arthur L. Johnson High School 7-3.  

Proceeds from the games and from the clothing and spirit wear sold at the Highlander Market go towards GL sports teams. All GL sports teams are incredibly thankful for Super Saturday so that they can showcase themselves and raise money.  The day was a huge success and definitely evoked spirit among all those who attended.

Fantastic Friday/Super Saturday Gov. Livingston reported results:

Varsity Wrestling defeated Brearley 52-12

Varsity Girls Basketball lost to New Providence 39-35

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated New Providence 44-39

Varsity Ice Hockey defeated Dayton 8-0 and Johnson 7-3

Varsity Girls Fencing lost to 16-11

Varsity Boys Fencing lost to Bernards 22-5

JV Boys Basketball defeated New Providence 55-33

Freshman Girls defeated Summit in double overtime, 40-39

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