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April 10, 2021

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ-- Kira Pipkins is onto the state championship bout, at 121 pounds, for Bloomfield High. Kira wins by fall, in an exciting semifinal, pinning Kayla Vazquez in 3:17 of the second period. At 114 pounds, Ahlexa Montalvo of Bloomfield wrestled well again, but lost a heartbreaker in ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ-- Kira Pipkins of Bloomfield won her first round bout at the NJSIAA championships, in Phillipsburg, defeating Angelina Leone of Egg Harbor, by fall, late in the second period. Kira will go on to the 121-pound semifinals, where another tough opponent awaits in Kayla Vazquez of ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- The record speaks for itself. Over the past decade, the Glen Ridge High girls' lacrosse team has put together some impressive seasons. Since 2011, the Ridgers have won six of the last nine Essex County Tournament championships, including the last four, from 2016-2019. The ...

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Bloomfield High will send three young women to the NJSIAA wrestling championships on April 10, at Phillipsburg High, and it's safe to say the trio have all taken a different path to what they hope will be the ultimate goal. Defending state champion Kira Pipkins, a sophomore, and Gianna Faura, a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- In a season already shortened due to COVID 19, every win is important. When you're wrestling a neighboring town and rival, the victory is even sweeter.  The Bengals (5-4) took the short trip to face rival Nutley (3-5) and secured a solid 55-18 team victory.  After a quick 24-0 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Mike Policastro will begin his 15th season as Bloomfield High's head baseball coach with a level of excitement that has been building for over a year. The Bengals open the 2021 regular season on April 19, when it plays at Nutley, starting at 4 p.m. Home games against West Essex ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- Beginning his sixth season as head baseball coach at Glen Ridge High, Liam Penberthy will welcome a good turnout of players when practice officially begins on April 1. And like many other coaches throughout the state, getting back on the diamond is a top priority. The 2020 high ...

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As the season rapidly starts to wind up, the intensity level has certainly amped up for high school wrestling throughout the state. Such is the case at Bloomfield High, where the Bengals were 4-3 heading into a match with West Essex, on March 31. The Bengals will also make the short trip to ...

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While the 2021 Robeson Football East-West Classic will not be contested, on the field, the game itself will still honor the top high school seniors from Essex, Hudson, Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties. Among the players named to the East squad for the 27th annual contest, are Danny Nichol of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--It promises to be an exciting day of wrestling on April 3, when the North region girls championships are contested at Union High School.  Bloomfield High has qualified three wrestlers for the tourney, with two, defending state champion Kira Pipkins and Gianna Faura, earning the ...

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It was a good weekend for the Bloomfield High girls' wrestling team, which sent three grapplers to the Middlesex County Girls Invitational, at St. Joseph High, in Metuchen, on March 27. Kira Pipkins, Ahlexa Montalvo and Gianna Faura all competed for the Bengals, with Pipkins and Faura winning ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- When we last saw the Glen Ridge High softball team on the field, it was May 2019, in the NJSIAA Tournament. The Ridgers put together a 12-10 season two years ago, the team's best mark in five years. We all know the 2020 season never got off the ground, past a few practices in ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--It was a difficult season for the Glen Ridge High boys' basketball team, which was able to play just five varsity games in 2021. Nevertheless, first-year head coach Rich Kennedy saw plenty to be proud of, from his team, as the Ridgers finished 3-2 overall. "I was really proud ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- In Mike DelloRusso's first season as head coach for the Glen Ridge girls' basketball team, the overall results were good. Glen Ridge finished 5-7, in the most challenging of seasons. The team had a limit of 15 games, but cancellations forced the Ridgers to play 12 ...

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The 2021 high school wrestling season is underway at Bloomfield High. And while there were a few glitches in early-season scheduling, the Bengals are competing and doing well. Head coach Ryan Smircich's team took a 2-1 record into a match at Belleville, on March 24, at 4 p.m. On March 26, the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--In a school year never seen before, the chance for student-athletes to participate in high school sports in New Jersey was certainly welcomed. At Bloomfield High, a good winter season featured full 15-game schedules for the boys and girls basketball teams, following a successful ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Obstacles aside, the 2021 boys basketball season at Bloomfield High was indeed a successful one. The Bengals captured a Super Essex Conference (SEC) championship, finished 12-3 and, most importantly, played an entire schedule. "It was definitely a season we will not forget ...

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GLEN RIDGE-- The Glen Ridge HIgh wrestling team will open its 2021 season with a match at Newark East Side, on March 17. The Ridgers first home match is set for March 19, against Montclair, at 4 p.m.  Head coach Kendall Southerland begins his 13th season with the Ridgers and will see an up tick ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The record might not show it, but the Bloomfield High girls' basketball team more than competed against a tough schedule, and gave a tremendous effort in 2021. Bloomfield head coach Zac Dearwater noted how hard the team worked this season. “This year was tough, but all the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Despite a different and challenging schedule, the Bloomfield High winter track team has found a way to enjoy the season. "The 2020-2021 Bloomfield Bengals boys and girls winter track and field teams have not let the COVID-19 pandemic slow them down this season,” said head coach ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--As Louis Stevens (finally) begins his 16th season as head girls volleyball coach at Bloomfield, he does so wtih a tremendous turnout of student-athletes, and a 15-game regular season schedule ahead, along with a state tourney. Bloomfield opens what is technically the 2020 season ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department has announced their upcoming Spring Program Guide. In an attempt to allow for better weather, the snow to melt and more vaccines to be administered they have pushed back the start of their traditional Spring ...

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Myrtle Beach, SC-- Ethan Guzman, an 9-year-old Bloomfield resident, was invited to participate on a Dual team for Iron Horse Wrestling School at the NuWay Winter Throne Dual Championships in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The tournament, attended by wrestlers from all across the country, took place ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Like a kid on Christmas morning, Ryan Smircich can't hide his glee. And why should he? The Bloomfield High head wresting coach was waiting for March 1 to arrive for about the last four months, ever since it was announced the New Jersey high school wrestling season would be ...

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Long after the final whistle sounded, and the cheering ended on a wrestling mat in North Jersey, three friends remain tied to each other, in part due to a weekend 20 years ago, that will forever bond them. This is the story of Joe Dubuque, Anthony Montes and Anthony Messina, wrestlers from ...

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In a season of schedule changes and uncertainty, the varsity girls basketball teams at Bloomfield and Glen Ridge High Schools have been playing regularly this winter. The Glen Ridge girls improved to 4-4 with a 44-28 victory over Bloomfield, on Feb. 25, Glen Ridge will have a busy slate next ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--It's been a challenging, yet rewarding season for the Bloomfield High boys' basketball team. And among the rewards is a Super Essex Conference (SEC) Colonial Division championship. Head coach Mike Passero's team clinched the title with victories over Verona and Livingston, last ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- It's been a very good season for the Bloomfield High bowling teams.Head coach Phil Rapavi's squad enters the final week of the 2020-2021 season with some impressive performances. The boys team has dominated, with a 54-2 record thus far, which is good for first place in its ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--It was a week of triumph and sadness for the Bloomfield High wrestling program. On the mat, defending state champion Kira Pipkins won another pre-season tournament, with three straight wins at 121 pounds while Gianna Faura also won her 215-pound weight class in dominant ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--What was once a very promising season has turned into one of detours for the Glen Ridge boys' basketball team.  Nevertheless, the team's captain, Sam Trunley, and his teammates, are keeping a close bond, hoping to play a few more games before the 2021 season draws to a ...

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