Sports

November 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Most of the spectators at Kean University were probably settling in for overtime, but Catalina Abusada was thinking championship. The poised senior launched and delivered a 26-yard volley with just over a minute remaining to send Gov. Livingston to a thrilling 3-2 victory over ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The impact Catalina Abusada had on the Lady Highlanders' championship season is undeniable. Her contribution extends way beyond her six goals scored and team high 14 assists - with her latest 10-yard game winning feed to Allie Post, who scored the lone goal against Delsea to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Allie Post has surely cemented her reputation as a significant offensive threat for Gov. Livingston. The talented freshman continued to showcase her big-moment scoring exploits when she connected with 10 minutes remaining to snap a scoreless tie and junior Sarah Foy finished ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - On Sunday, Nov. 4, youth runners from New Jersey gathered at Deer Path Park in Flemington, NJ for the premier USATF New Jersey State Jr. Olympic Cross Country Championship. Top 15 runners received medals; top 3 teams and the top 30 individual runners advance to Regional USATF XC ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football team evened their season mark at 5-5 as they rolled over the Spotswood Chargers 45-27 on Thursday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. Choosing to play in a second NJSIAA crossover consolation game as a "tune-up" prior to their Thanksgiving Day matchup ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Kaylee Vreeland and Allie Post have shown consistently this fall that they can deliver big goals in any situation. The pair of talented underclassmen shrugged off the pressure of its biggest game of the season and displayed that trait again on Friday. Vreeland, a sophomore, ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to the field looking to right the ship after coming up short in two previous games against the Governor Livingston  High School Highlanders, the teams battling it out in postseason play. However, Governor ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham quarterback Giovanni Del Re scored on a sneak and also threw a scoring pass to T.J. Coffey as the Cougar 8th Grade football team shut out Kenilworth, 16-0, in the Suburban Youth Football League playoffs Sunday at Cougar Field. Del Re connected with Quinn Allison, whose ...

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CARTERET, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football  team may have been disappointed that they didn’t qualify for the newly formatted NJISAA state playoffs last weekend, but they made the most of their crossover consolation matchup against the Carteret Ramblers on Thursday night at iconic Overholt Stadium ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The 27th seeded Gov. Livingston girls volleyball team (10-9) closed out a strong season with a nail-biter defeat to No. 6 seed Madison (25-15, 26-24) in the first round of the NJSIAA Group 2 State tournament to end their 2018 season. During the last week of the Lady ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Highlanders girls tennis team closed the 2018 season with a hard-fought effort in a 3-2 loss to rival Cranford. With the loss, the Highlanders finished the season with a 10-9 record. Despite the loss, Governor Livingston first-year head coach ...

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Editor's Note: The Highlander section features articles written for The Highlander, Gov. Livingston High School's student newspaper. VOORHEES, NJ - On Thursday afternoon, Voorhees defeated Gov. Livingston 2-1 in Berkeley Heights. Senior Ethan Saia scored the Highlanders lone goal in the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Three New Jersey Suburban Youth League football playoff games are set to be played Sunday at Cougar Field. Chatham's 5th Grade Cougars will be taking on Somerset Hills in the first game of the triple-header at 10 a.m., followed by the 12 p.m. 6th Grade Chatham team taking on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's Kate Fuhrmann, one of the state's top swimmers, has announced her verbal commitment to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Fuhrmann, who lives in Berkeley Heights, said Pitt immediately felt like the right fit.  "I chose University of Pittsburgh ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  After capturing the Union County Mountain Conference Championship title last week, the Gov. Livingston girls soccer team plans to carry their seven game win streak all the way to a State Championship.   Defeating Rahway in the first round, the No. 3 seeded Lady ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – There was a sense of offensive frustration during the first 15 minutes for the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team in its state tournament opening match on Tuesday. But that early inability to convert on several promising chances vanished as Allie Sciacchitano and Emily Pires ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls soccer team defeated the Linden Tigers, 4-1, Friday afternoon at home to capture the Union County Mountain Conference Championship.  Goals were scored by Kaylee Vreeland, Allie Sciacchitano, Allie Post and Clair Donfeld while Samantha Erickson, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Ethan Proper has certainly embraced his role as a primary scoring threat for the Gov. Livingston boys’ soccer team this fall. And the talented sophomore striker delivered once again, scoring his second goal with two minutes remaining on Monday (Oct. 30) to send the 12th-seeded ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - On October 24, the Gov. Livingston girls and boys cross country teams traveled to Warinanco Park for the final time of the season to participate in the Union County Championships. In hard fought varsity battles, the girls seven-member team, consisting of Valerie Diamond, Evelyn ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Although the outcome was not what the five veterans on the Gov. Livingston boys’ soccer roster were striving for, their collective memories have nonetheless been forged. The Highlanders honored their five seniors – starters Jake Schkolnick, Andrew Santamaria, goalie Andre ...

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SKILLMAN, NJ – Runners from the Berkeley Heights PAL sports program and Columbia Middle School shined at the Middle School Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 20 at Montgomery Upper Middle School in Skillman, NJ. Third through eight graders from New Jersey came out to have some fun and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The Gov. Livingston seniors were able to enjoy the moment on Tuesday evening – and help the Lady Highlanders secure another triumph in the process.   The team celebrated their seniors in a pre-game ceremony. Seniors Catalina Abusada, Claire Donfeld and Emily Pires were ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sophie Van der Wiel provided the only goal her team would need and Sophia Hatami came up with a huge save of a penalty stroke late in the game to lift seventh-seeded Governor Livingston to a 1-0 victory over 10th-seeded Holmdel in the opening round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Heights Heat 8U softball team swept a three-game playoff series to win the Fall 2018 Colonial Championship against the Warren Wolverines. Two of the games ended in dramatic walk-off fashion with big hits by a pair of the team’s third-grade sluggers. Heights Heat ...

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FRENCHTOWN, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander football team made the long trek out Route 78 to Frenchtown to square off against the Delaware Valley Terriers in a cross county  Mid -Sate 38 clash that would decide the state playoff fate of both teams. Unfortunately for Governor Livingston (3-4), ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the clock was winding down in Gov. Livingston's 28-12 win over former rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood, it was obvious to all that the Highlander defense had turned in their most impressive performance of the season. Leading 21-0 with just under five minutes left in the game it ...

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OAK RIDGE PARK, NJ - Governor Livingston Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed at the Union County Conference Championships on Tuesday, October 16 in Clark.   There were three varsity conference divisions per gender:  Mountain, Valley and Watchung.  The GL girls varsity team was assigned ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Once again, the defense of the Governor Livingston High field hockey team shined through. For the ninth time this season the Lady Highlanders did not surrender a goal while playing to a 0-0 tie against Cranford on Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The result ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to their home field to take on the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders and after a quick and early exchange of goals, the game needed extra time to determine the winner. Gov. Livingston capitalized on ...

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