Sports

May 15, 2021

Editor's note: Photo credits John Haddad. Click here for complete gallery.  BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The wait was certainly worth it for Gov. Livingston baseball coach Chris Roof. Denied a chance at earning his 400th career victory after his club was edged by Cranford, 3-2, on Friday the ...

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Editor's Note: Photo credits John Haddad. Click here for full gallery. NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jackson Zarinko of New Providence won't soon forget his first experience playing in the Union County boys lacrosse Tournament. Zarinko, a freshman, scored all five goals for the Pioneers, including the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Coaches are more than just mentors to their players. They are the leaders of a program who make their players their first priority. Great coaches elevate their athletes, and even when they lose, they help them grow. These are all traits of Union County Conference Wrestling ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Boys Spring Track & Field team brought home the Union County Mountain Division Conference Championship title on Thursday.  The boys team accumulated 124 points in the annual two-day meet at Governor Livingston High School. New Providence placed ...

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Editor's Note: Click here for photo gallery by John Haddad. SUMMIT, NJ - The Gov. Livingston high boys lacrosse team hung close for a half but its opponent - Oratory Prep - pulled away in the second half and earned a 9-3 victory on Thursday afternoon in Summit. The loss snapped the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS —  Sophomores Kayley Zazzali and Elise Faxon have been refining their skills as battery-mates pretty well this spring on the Gov. Livingston softball field. Zazzali, a right-hander, scattered six hits while walking two and striking out six throwing to Faxon to highlight a 6-2 ...

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Editor's Note: Photo gallery credit John Haddad. Click here for full gallery. STANHOPE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team is starting to hit its stride. Led by a career-high eight goals by senior Mia Maguire and a stifling defense, the Lady Highlanders earned a 12-3 decision ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Nick Gold and Matt Murowski combined for five hits and four RBI in support of another strong outing from starter Jon Schmidt when Gov. Livingston rolled to an 8-4 victory over Johnson in Clark. The Highlanders, who built a 6-0 advantage after four innings, improved to 9-3 with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Kate Granelli has been one of the highlights in the underclass surge of talent for the Gov. Livingston softball team this spring. The talented sophomore, who leads the team with 17 hits, made her presence in the lineup known in her varsity debut for the Lady Highlanders. In ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Jason House had a game-high three goals, Steven Manfreda scored twice and Brett Peer added a goal and two assists to lift the Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 victory over Jonathan Dayton on Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The win was the third ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It took a conversation between a coach and his senior offensive leader that may have shifted the outlook for the Highlander boys lacrosse team. After a hard fought loss against Cranford, Coach Michael Provenzano told senior attackman Jason House to step up his intensity ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Jack Pires continued his stellar season on Monday for the Gov. Livingston baseball. The talented senior ignited the offense again as he went 4-for-5 with a double and finished with two RBI, two runs and four steals to help the Highlanders forge a 13-6 victory over Johnson ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sophomore Aidan Linde is one of the underclassmen that Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse head coach Michael Provenzano brought up to the varsity level this season. And Linde came through with his biggest goal to date, scoring less than four minutes into overtime to lift ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While the Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team fell just short against Cranford on Wednesday afternoon, head coach Chloe Griffin was heartened by their second-half ability in an 11-9 loss at home in Berkeley Heights. "We came out really flat and a little slow in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The season is still in its early stages, and so is the building process for the Gov. Livingston baseball team. It’s a mostly underclass and inexperienced squad that is taking the diamond each game and coach Chris Roof acknowledges that the Highlanders have many things to learn ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team played well on Saturday afternoon against visiting Mount St. Dominic but just didn't get the desired outcome. The Caldwell-based school left Berkeley Heights with a 7-5 victory as Gov. Livingston suffered defeat for the first ...

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Editor's Note: Photo credits -- Dina Linde, senior day gallery; Jeff Chin, game gallery BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Less than 24 hours after suffering a hard-fought loss, the Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse team tasted victory for the first time this season when the Highlanders posted a 6-5 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — John Schmidt was impressive in his first varsity start and got plenty of support with a seven-run third inning to help Gov. Livingston forge a 10-5 victory over Summit on Friday. Schmidt, a sophomore, threw 78 pitches over 4 ⅔ innings and struck out eight while walking one to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2021 Highlander Hoops Camp is accepting registrations for boys basketball players entering grades 3 to 9. Camp Director Chris Loeffler, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Gov. Livingston, will direct the five-day program which will teach young players fundamentals of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Despite her obvious bunting skills Tara Lake got the green light when she stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday. The junior first baseman, who successfully laid down a pair of sacrifice bunts previously in the game, rocketed a shot to deep ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Gov. Livingston pitcher Kayley Zazzali tossed a complete game two-hitter against the Raiders on Opening Day. She held the Raiders scoreless for six innings until SPF broke through with four runs in the bottom of the frame.  Sophia Lerner hit a blast that looked like ...

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Defense: the act or action of defending (Miriam-Webster Dictionary) BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — That simple definition is one that should be applied immediately as the Gov. Livingston girls’ lacrosse team finds itself on the eve of the 2021 Spring campaign. “We feel fortunate that we have a solid ...

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UNION, NJ - The New Providence and Gov. Livingston High wrestling squads were each represented as the individual portion of the 2021 wrestling season began this past weekend at four sites across the state. While the traditional sequence of 'Districts-Regions-State Tournament' wasn't followed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Jayson Schmidt has always relished causing havoc for opposing defenses and making things happen for the Gov. Livingston football team the past three years. Next fall, The College of New Jersey and head coach Casey Goff will be the beneficiaries of the sturdy Schmidt’s ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The focused foursome of seniors came through again in a big way for the Gov. Livingston girls’ volleyball team on Saturday. Ashley Parker, Leah Dooley, Isabella An and Olivia Teska all contributed their customary stellar play to help send the Lady Highlanders to a 2-0 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Abby Periera finished with 10 kills, Olivia Teska had 15 assists and five service points and Leah Dooley contributed seven kills, seven digs and eight service points, but it was not enough when seventh-seed Gov. Livingston girls’ volleyball team suffered a 2-1 setback against ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Nearly a year and half since the Gov. Livingston girls’ volleyball team stepped onto the court for a match. Yet, from this season’s early sample you wouldn’t know it. Despite the fall season being postponed and shifted to the spring and dealing with a two-week Covid ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston High wrestling team got off to a fast start on Thursday afternoon winning the first six bouts against the Brearley/Dayton co-op team to earn its fourth victory of the season - a 52-27 decision - in Kenilworth. "We wrestled well," said Highlanders' head ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Gov. Livingston High School Boys and Girls Winter Track Teams competed in the Union County Indoor Championships at the Bennett Center in Toms River on Sunday, March 21.  This year's format was different from past years due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The athletes earned their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the ...

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