Sports

June 3, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  This would have been the second season on the varsity team for Gov. Livingston senior infielder Vinny Mellusi. "Vinny would have been an important piece to the puzzle for this year's team," said Gov. Livingston head baseball coach Chris Roof. "Vinny isn't afraid of the ...

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A special tribute to the Governor Livingston Senior athletes who lost their spring sports seasons was pulled together with the help of the Highlander Booster Club and Ann Clifton, Athletic Director for the Berkeley Heights Public Schools. These banners feature each of the Spring Sport Senior ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - What is a runner who is poised to break more records to do when her senior season is derailed by a pandemic? If she is senior Victoria Vanriele, two time New Jersey Gatorade Girls Track and Field Player of the Year, you keep a positive attitude and just keep running. “I am ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior outfielder Sean McCulloch's second year on varsity before heading to Susquehanna University in the fall to continue his baseball career. "I was really looking forward to coaching Sean for a second varsity season. Like the other four seniors that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Colleagues and many community volunteers lined up for a socially safe Honk Parade on Friday -- led by the police and fire department to show Berkeley Heights Recreation Director Tom Barton some love. Today marked Barton's last day at the recreation office before his ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston senior class had somewhat of a final sendoff on Friday, May 8, when former Mets and Yankees all-star pitcher Dwight Gooden joined a Zoom call to talk with players and coaches. The student-athletes were able to ask Gooden questions about his career, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior pitcher Jarod Abram's breakout season. Abram posted a 3-1 record in 27 2/3 innings on last year's varsity with 31 strikeouts. With a fastball, curve and slider, he would have been an integral part of the Highlanders' rotation this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior outfielder Peter Woo's first season on the Gov. Livingston varsity baseball team. He helped lead the JV baseball team to the Union County Tournament championship game the last two seasons. "Peter was both an outstanding defensive player and base ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It was the bottom of the ninth, and Gov. Livingston trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out. One thing's for certain, you never can rule out the Highlanders to grab that last chance homerun to capture the win -- especially when you have Drew Compton in the batter's box.  Sam ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Collectively, this Gov. Livingston baseball senior class was set up to destroy their competition. The memory of all playing together going back to their freshman year is one to remember. This memory of freshman year is a highlight for senior infielder Jeremy Malave. "It ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - During his three previous seasons in the Highlander baseball program, senior pitcher Dan Feeley logged quality innings and helped our JV team the last two seasons reach the Union County Tournament championship, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof. This season ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior catcher Dan Quinn had a chance to be in the lineup every day, but we'll never know and that kills me to think this, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof.  After just five practices, the Highlander baseball season and all spring sports were stopped and ...

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Beginning Saturday, May 16, the tennis courts at Lower Columbia Park in Berkeley Heights will be open to pickleball but the same restrictions as tennis apply: Games must be singles only – no doubles. That means one person on each side of the court at a time. There must be one court in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - "No player on this year's team was ready to dominate more than Ryan Devanney," said Gov. Livingston head baseball coach Chris Roof. Right-handed senior pitcher Ryan Devanney was on a mission to continue to craft his pitching skills and get physically stronger by hitting ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Right-handed senior pitcher Dylan Verschleiser had the thrill of being part of the 2018 Union County Championship baseball team his sophomore year. So, it's not surprising that Verschleiser and his 2020 teammates worked hard in the off season with anticipation of hanging ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Beginning Sunday, May 10, the tennis courts at Lower Columbia Park in Berkeley Heights will be open, but with a few restrictions: Courts are for TENNIS ONLY! No pickleball or other sports are allowed yet. Games must be singles only – no doubles. That means one person ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been Michael Del Sordo's second season as a varsity starter on the Gov. Livingston Baseball team. Del Sordo filled big shoes as the successor to all-stater Dan Serretti as GL's starting shortstop last season. "I felt like I met all my goals and expectations ...

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Editor's Note: TAPinto Berkeley Heights will feature each of the 11 Gov. Livingston senior baseball players in a spotlight series to be published in random order starting Friday, May 8. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Three days after they learned that there would be no 2020 high school baseball season ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With only three upperclassmen on the Highlanders Girls’ Basketball team many would consider the 2019-2020 season a rebuilding year. Head coach Chris Eckert had a different idea for his squad this season, leading his girls to a 17-11 record, highlighted by a Valley Division ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Recreation Department asks the community to complete a quick five minute survey to provide feedback on Berkeley Heights fields and programs. Deadline to complete is May 8, 2020.  Click here to complete survey.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With major sports leagues on hold because of the Coronavirus since mid March, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, of Berkeley Heights, worked hard to keep the April 17th Draft date, although their originally scheduled May 15 tip-off has been postponed indefinitely. -- It was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the fans are screaming 'play ball,' Gov. Livingston athletics is on hold as they anxiously wait to hear how the season will play out. "I don't think any coach was prepared for the current situation we are now in," said Erin Lanigan, who is in her second year as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While Gov. Livingston sports season is uncertain, "we are working hard through this uncertain time, to maintain our training and our bond," said head girls lacrosse coach Chloe Griffin. "We held a fundraiser to help those who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19 with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior wrestler Conner Vill, and team captain, won the NJSIAA District 16 Championship and earned a trip to Atlantic City to compete at the States. With a 26-15 record his junior year, and missing the cut to Atlantic City, it was Head Coach Rick Ortega's ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Gov. Livingston Highlanders soccer standout Catalina Abusada (2019) has embarked on an exciting athletic journey that will have her competing with the Chilean national U20 soccer team. Abusada, who led Gov. Livingston to the 2018  NJSIAA Group II state title, is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls basketball team had a slow start to the 2019-2020 season, but finished strong, landing the Lady Highlanders in the county finals -- a spot the Lady Highlanders hadn't seen since the 2012-13 season. Going into the Union County Tournament, GL (7th ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Gov. Livingston Highlander Quinn Haddad (2018), a current sophomore wrestler at the College of New Jersey, was a national contender ranked 11th in DIII. Haddad placed first in the Mideast regional at 197 pounds. In the Mideast regional, Haddad took his first ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights PAL issued the following notice suspending all PAL Sports until April 1. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all PAL sports will be suspended until April 1.  The cancellation applies to all playoff games, practices and regular season games.  The PAL ...

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Senior attacker Stephanie Dowling (Berkeley Heights, NJ/Gov. Livingston) registered her 100th career point as a member of the Susquehanna Women's lacrosse team when she exploded for 10 points in the River Hawks 17-8 win over the Lycoming Warriors. Dowling has been on fire this season scoring 19 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Athletic League and Berkeley Heights Youth Soccer Club have joined forces to sponsor the Friends of Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission first in-town basketball tournament – Heights March Mania.  The tournament will be a bracket challenge style ...

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