Sports

June 4, 2020

GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- For Liam Penberthy and his Glen Ridge High baseball team, the 2020 season was indeed surreal. We all know the season really never got off the ground. After about five days of practice, in a mild weather for early March, the season was first delayed, then eventually ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield High track team had high hopes entering the 2020 spring season. However, as all the fans know, the season never took off. Nevertheless, head coach Terry Iavarone was very proud of the way his team stayed positive in the hopes of having a season. "As we are all ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With the New Jersey high school spring sports season concluded, the coaches have gone through the process of letting their student-athletes, especially the seniors, know how much their work was appreciated. Bloomfield High softball coach Bob Mayer noted the senior players this ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--Veteran coach Lisbeth Crouse was looking forward to a good boys tennis season at Glen Ridge High this spring. We all know that the season was canceled, but Crouse wanted to let the fans know how special this year's team was. Glen Ridge had a good nucleus of athletes returning to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A number of Bloomfield High senior baseball players have made commitments to play on the collegiate level, beginning this fall, while pursuing a degree and others will move on to college for academics. Bloomfield High baseball coach Mike Policastro announced the intentions of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- It's been a difficult season for high school sports in New Jersey. And, of course, that applies to the Bloomfield High boys' volleyball team, which had high hopes entering the 2020 season, when practice commenced last March. Bloomfield coach Louis Stevens, like so many of his ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The team orthopaedic for the Bloomfield Bengals Junior Football Program, Michael C. Russonella, D.O., was recently appointed as a boxing physician for the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.  Russonella, a sponsor of the Bloomfield Alumni Football Camp, is a Nutley High ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield High boys tennis coach Mike DiMasi has said what so many other high school coaches this spring have reiterated. The cancellation of the spring sports season is disappointing, but it's also a time to thank the student-athletes, who have been so ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- While the 2020 season has been canceled, the Glen Ridge High track team certainly worked hard to keep spirits high during a difficult time. The Ridgers put together a video, where the team handed a baton to a number of student-athletes, in a virtual exchange. According to ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--Their 2020 season never materialized, on the field at least, but the Glen Ridge High senior softball players will graduate in June, and move onto college, with plenty of good memories. Like so many other head coaches in New Jersey, Rachael Hogan had hoped beyond hope that her ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--  Diligent. Strength. Fierce. Conscientious. Tenacity. Those are just some of the words the Glen Ridge High girls' lacrosse team came up with to discuss its 2020 season, as the team was forced to distance itself, because of the coronavirus. On May 4, it was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- It's been 10 years since Sarah Prezioso dominated the softball landscape at Bloomfield High. And while time has moved on, Prezioso recalls, with fondness, what playing for the Bengals meant, and continues to mean for her. Prezioso, 28, is currently an assistant softball coach at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--April has gone by with no NJSIAA athletic events. And now, with May beginning, the calendar is starting to shrink, as far as the possibility of teams playing this spring. Nevertheless, Bloomfield High softball coach Bob Mayer is still hoping there could be some games that his ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- As April moves into May, the hope for a spring sports season in New Jersey high school athletics is still up in the air. At Glen Ridge High, the softball team, like all others, are in a wait-and-see approach. But while the team can't practice, or play its schedule, head coach ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--With a month of the 2020 high school baseball regular season now in the rear-view mirror, the Bloomfield High baseball team continues to wait, and hope, for a season. With schools possibly returning to session in mid May, the governing body of high school sports in New Jersey, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Like many high school seniors, Katie Bretz can't help but think ahead to college, and a wonderful life ahead. But, Bretz, a captain of the Bloomfield High softball team in 2020, is also hoping she'll get the chance to play shortstop for her beloved Bengals this spring.  "I'm ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Never one to see the glass as half empty, Gerald Holmes is pushing forward with what is normally a busy time of the year.   The Bloomfield College men's basketball coach would generally be on the road, recruiting players for the upcoming season. But, of course, with ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- In his basement, Steve Jenkins controls a railroad empire, so to speak.  Like so many adults, who loved trains as a child, Jenkins has worked long and hard to put together a diligent train collection. The Bloomfield High athletic director was introduced to a train set as a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ—Bob Mayer's tenure in the Bloomfield school system dates back some 50 years. He grew up in the town, graduated from Bloomfield High, where he was a member of the wrestling team, then returned after college, to begin a career in education, and coaching.  Mayer coached the girls ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- While the status of the 2020 spring sports season for New Jersey high school athletics is still unknown, Glen Ridge High's athletic director Rob Hill is holding out hope. "Of course, it's first and foremost about the kids," said Hill, by phone last weekend. "We all want to see ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--As everyone knows, this is not a normal spring, when it comes high school athletics, as well as just about every phase of life, not only in New Jersey, but nationwide.  But despite the difficult times, including the closure of schools throughout the state, there's still hope that ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--It's become a long story of hope and a lot of fingers crossed, especially for the senior student-athletes. Welcome to the spring 2020 high school sports season, in New Jersey, and pretty much up and down the East coast of the United States. And while a final decision on the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Just a few weeks ago, the Bloomfield High track team had started practice under beautiful weather for early March, with a large turnout of athletes. Head coach Terry Iavarone and his staff was excited about the season, and the hopes were for another tremendous year at BHS. Of ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--With an eye toward a fifth straight Essex County Tournament title this spring, things were looking very good when the Glen Ridge High girls' lacrosse team began official practice on March 6. "Things were really going well," said Glen Ridge head coach Beth Larkin. "The weather was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--  Just a few weeks ago, all signs were looking great for the Bloomfield High boys' volleyball team.  Head coach Louis Stevens' program had over 90 student-athletes come out for the squad, the most, ever, during Steven's 16 season run. The Bengals were also coming off a county ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- What began as a spring with good weather and quality practice time has quickly turned into a season of uneasiness for the Bloomfield High baseball team. That uneasiness, of course, extends throughout the state, and for that matter, the nation, as Coronavirus keeps an uneasy ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--While these are certainly challenging times, there is still hope for a spring sports season at Bloomfield High. The NJSIAA, the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, had yet to make a final decision on whether scholastic sports can be played this spring, in the ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--While these are certainly challenging times, there is still hope for a spring sports season at Glen Ridge High. The NJSIAA, the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, had yet to make a final decision on whether scholastic sports can be played this spring, in the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--On March 16, 2020, the governor issued Executive Order 104, which requires that “all public, private, and parochial ... secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, shall be closed to students beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and shall remain closed as long as ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--He's been the head boys basketball coach at his alma mater for 14 seasons now, and Liam Carr admits that he's never seen a closer-knit squad than the one he led in 2019-2020. Glen Ridge finished a solid 15-10 this year, with a roster made up of one senior and a host of talented ...

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