Sports

February 9, 2018

TAPinto Travels - The opening ceremony for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang starts at 8PM KT on Friday which is 6AM EST.   Do not fret!  Although, Korea is 14 hours after EST and the opening ceremony is at the early hours of our rush hour, you will still be able to see them.  NBC ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Isadora Williams will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February for Brazil. The Montclair State University student, who first competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, learned to skate at the age of 5.  “It was honestly a dream ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Joey Zecchino put 18 points on the board, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Verona Hillbillies  Boys Basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Glen Ridge on the road Saturday. Verona dominated the first half, outscoring Glen Ridge 23-10.  The Ridgers had a 16-12 run in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.” It was to be the final play of ...

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The New Jersey State Golf Association, with 118 years of golf history behind it, is proud to announce the formation of the NJSGA Hall of Fame. The inaugural class boasts the most prominent names in that 118-year period including both famed players and those who have made a unique and lasting ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The United States Golf Association (USGA) officially announced its 2018 Championship Schedule on Tuesday and can you guess which golf course is back in the USGA mix? You guessed it: Springfield’s own Baltusrol Golf Club. The 71st U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be held ...

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Bloomfield, N.J. - The Bloomfield Soccer Club hosted it’s third annual Martin Luther King Indoor Soccer Food Drive and Friendship games  this past Sunday January 14th, at Bloomfield High School. The event is held to help raise food for needy families as part of Bloomfield ‘s Martin Luther King Jr.

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TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials have signed off on a three-year extension for head men’s basketball coach Steve Pikiell, now set to run through the 2023-2024 season. The move came at a specially-called Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10. Pikiell’s ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With the NFL playoffs heating up, those teams not fortunate enough to make the postseason get a jumpstart on improving their roster for the following season. The New York Giants recently locked down Bloomfield High graduate Kristjan Sokoli, signing him to their  practice squad, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Ground-breaking changes to the state’s high school athletic program are about to hit the desk of Gov. Chris Christie. According to legislation passed by both the state assembly and senate on Monday, local high schools that are a part of a multi-secondary school district will now be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Ted Jasieniecki was a  pure athlete.  Regardless of the ball in his hand, he made it look easy to be the best player in the game.  Although the 1968 Bloomfield High graduate could have made his true mark in any sport, it was basketball that made him a star in Bloomfield.  He had a ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Glen Ridge resident and 1952 Olympian, Horace Ashenfelter III passed away on January 6 at the age of 94, less than a month before his 95th birthday. Ashenfelter was an American athlete most known for competing in international athletics from 1947 to 1956. During his tenure, he ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A pair of bills awaiting final passage by the legislature would negatively impact high school sports in New Jersey – including the state’s nearly 300,000 student-athletes –according to a position paper issued by the NJSIAA, the state’s governing body for high school sports, which ...

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The New York Islanders scored the winning goal. The New York Football (Soccer) Team missed the net. That was the verdict at a press conference at Belmont Park on Wednesday when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a group headed by the National Hockey League team known as New York ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Junior Mike Ramos isn’t only ready to lead the Bloomfield Bengals boys basketball team to a successful 2017-2018 season, but has already spotted an improvement he wants to make after just one game.  The third year starter was satisfied with the team’s 61-46 home opener victory ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – After the Bloomfield Bengals girls basketball team overpowered Millburn 57-30 in their Friday night home opener, Head Coach Dana Morton says she is expecting a season in which there will be no definite offensive leader. “Everyone did a great job,” Morton told TAPinto Bloomfield.

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BLOOMFIELD--In the fall of 2017 the Township of Bloomfield made a formal request to the Eastern Region Headquarters of Little League Baseball to merge American Little League and National Little into one combined league. With full support of the American Little League Board, National Little League ...

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The cat's out of the bag! Rumors about all the space surrounding Belmont Park that have been circulating around Nassau and Suffolk counties for years have been put on the table. The New York Islanders National Hockey League Team and the New York City Football Club, a professional soccer team, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids.  The athletes tested ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –  Eric Katz, of Watchung [formally of Berkeley Heights], was appointed as Head Coach of the Youth Men's Baseball team at the 2018 International Maccabi Youth Games. Katz has been coaching youth baseball for many years and led the MetroWest JCC baseball teams to six medals between ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A major overhaul to the state’s high school football playoffs and seeding system was approved by the NJSIAA’s member schools at their annual business meeting on Monday. Public school football programs throughout the state will play to a two-champion per group tournament, which ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield’s own Joseph Bumpus was recently announced as one of the seven finalists for USA Football’s Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery & New York Giants. Nominated based on his commitment, teamwork, will, character and dedication, Bumpus is a ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Tarrin Earle wasn’t ending his legendary football career at Montclair High School without a bang. In his final game as the Mounties’ quarterback, Earle erupted for 303 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for another to carry Montclair in a 35-14 victory over ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – After ending his senior season with 27 touchdowns at the annual Investors Bank Cup Wednesday night, Bloomfield running back Jeremy Witherspoon was honored with the Investors Bank Annual $500 Scholarship. Each year, the holiday rivalry game is played between Bloomfield and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Montclair Mounties will play the Bloomfield Bengals as both high school football teams battle during the annual Investors Bank Cup game on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.   Scheduled to kick off at 6:00 p.m., the game is being played on Bloomfield High School’s Foley Field, ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- New Jersey Transit will offer rail shuttle service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex for the NFL game between the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs. Service to MetLife Stadium begins at 9:41 a.m. from the Secaucus station, with the final Meadowlands-bound train ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Transgender student-athletes in New Jersey high schools can now play sports based on their gender identity without a medical consultation. The executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association enacted a new policy Wednesday through which students ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Gooooooooal! The fall season has ended and Team Portugal has come out on top of the Boys 2/3 Bloomfield Soccer League.  The players are all 2nd and 3rd graders with ages ranging from 7 to 9 years old.  Team Portugal is comprised of a tight knit group of local youngsters, most of ...

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