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February 23, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Chet Parlavecchio began his high school football coaching career during the final years of the Reagan administration, at Bloomfield High School. Now, almost 35 years later, a prestigious Hall of Fame will open its doors to Parlavecchio. The Essex County Football Coaches Hall ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Gerald Holmes isn't surprised by a lot of things. The low-keyed, yet intense men's head basketball coach at Bloomfield College for nearly 20 years, admitted being taken aback when a friend of his, Hector, came walking into the gym at BC with a newspaper in his hand. In that paper ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--She's been a part of multiple state championship teams and a captain of two varsity squads. And now Olivia Carbonell has made a big decision for the next phase of her life. The Glen Ridge High senior and a standout on the soccer and basketball teams will attend Duke University, in ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- While there have been some pitfalls, the 2021 high school basketball season has produced some good results at Glen Ridge High. Cancellations have forced some changes in the schedules for both the boys and girls varsity squads, but when the Ridgers have been on the court, the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Like so many other New Jersey high school wrestling coaches, Ryan Smircich can't wait. "You better believe it," said the self-proclaimed wrestling fanatic, who admits driving his wife nuts by watching a lot of wrestling on television. "I can't wait for practice to begin (on March ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors. "I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Uma Kalu's 3-point basket late in the fourth quarter gave Bloomfield the lead for good, as the Bengals completed a rally from a 12-point, first-half deficit, to defeat Caldwell High, 51-46, on Feb. 6, in Bloomfield. The victory kept head coach Mike Passero's team undefeated, at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Continued improvement has been the early theme for the Bloomfield High girls' basketball team in 2021. Head coach Zac Dearwater's squad won its first game of the season, on Feb. 4, defeating Payne Tech, 43-32, in Bloomfield.  The Bengals were back in action on Feb, 6, at Mount ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--A Bloomfield athletic legend, and later, a track official, received his ninth Hall of Fame recognition, on Jan. 24, 2021. John Gibson, who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and lived to the age of 101, was inducted into the USATF New York Officials ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--The basketball season is underway at Glen Ridge High, and the girls and boys varsity teams both gave good accounts of itself in the season opener. The girls were defeated by Millburn, 43-31, but new head coach Mike DelloRusso saw a lot of mistakes that should be easily ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield boys and girls basketball teams opened its respective season on Jan. 27, with a rare doubleheader at George Cella Gymnasium. The boys won the nightcap, 47-42, in an exciting win over Montclair after the girls were defeated by Livingston, 55-19, in the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--After a week and a half of spirited practices, the Bloomfield High boys' basketball team played its first and lone scrimmage leading up to the 2021 season opener on Jan. 26, at home, against Montclair.  Head coach Mike Passero saw some good things in his team's scrimmage against ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield High boys' basketball team began official practice on Jan. 11, and head coach Mike Passero's team is eagerly awaiting the regular season opener, which is scheduled for Jan. 26, at home, versus Montclair, starting at 7 p.m. The Bengals, which finished 13-13 last ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ- With practice underway and the start of the 2021 season getting closer, the Glen Ridge High girls' basketball team has been enjoying being together, according to first-year head coach Mike DelloRusso. Glen Ridge will open the regular season on Jan. 28, at Millburn High, starting ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--The Glen Ridge High swim team will begin official practices on Feb. 1. And while that's not the normal starting time for a winter season, these are obviously not normal times when it comes to high school athletic competition. Second-year head coach Sarah Melnik is looking forward ...

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Belleville, NJ native Phil Cuzzi has been the main force behind the Robert Luongo Fund Dinner, named in memory of his high school classmate, since the dinner began in 2005. The dinner, with a very popular silent and live auction of memorabilia in the sports field, has been held annually at ...

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The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department announced that they will be holding evaluations for their in town Basketball League for 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Boys and Girls. You are required to register even if you pre-registered and you must pay the registration fee to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The winter sports season at Bloomfield High, and throughout the state, will have different components. Some sports begin practice in January, others in February while wrestling starts in March.  The Bengals varsity bowling team is scheduled to begin practice on Jan. 11, with ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield High winter track program has enjoyed its share of success, under head coach Terry Iavarone. This year, the Bengals are eager to compete, but there will be some changes in the format. According to Iavarone, the NJSIAA has assigned winter track to begin practice on ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--Kendall Southerland will begin his 13th season as head wrestling coach at Glen Ridge High. And while Southerland, himself a marvelous collegiate wrestler, knows there isn't usually a huge turnout for the sport at the Group 1 school, there are also some talented wrestlers in the ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- The Glen Ridge High boys' basketball team will have a 'new' coach this coming season, but Rich Kennedy is far from a newcomer to the Ridgers' athletic programs. Kennedy is a Glen Ridge graduate, former standout athlete and is enshrined in the school's Hall of Fame. Kennedy ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--While the 2020 season was a difficult one for the Glen Ridge High girls' tennis team, it was also a successful year. Head coach Lisbeth Crouse's team battled a very difficult schedule this fall, playing some of the strongest teams in Northern NJ, including Newark Academy, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield High swim team is hoping to get in the pool soon.  According to head coach Lenore Imhof, the Bengals are hoping to get started with practice on Feb. 1. “The tentative start for the NJSIAA winter swimming season is February 1,” the coach said. “Our senior captains, ...

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For over a decade, the Passaic Valley boys’ basketball program was one of the most consistent in Passaic County. It was led by coach Rob Carcich, from 2004-2016, during which time the Hornets had 11 straight winning seasons. The team won a state sectional championship while playing in two other ...

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It started out as a dinner to help the young daughter of a Belleville, NJ native, who passed away at a young age, to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to attend her dad's alma mater. Sixteen years later, that mission has been accomplished, while the long-term commitment has certainly ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Glen Ridge High girls' basketball team will begin practice in about a month, and they'll do so with a new head coach. Michael DelloRusso succeeds Joe Mazzarella, who did a good job during his tenure with the Ridgers. Glen Ridge was 14-14 last season and advanced to the state ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Two years removed from a state sectional championship, the Bloomfield High girls' basketball team enters the 2020-2021 season with excitement, and some trepidation. Head coach Zach Dearwater noted this has been a different kind of pre-season for the Bengals, as it has been for ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--As Ryan Smircich begins his fourth season as head wrestling coach at Bloomfield High, he does so with the understanding that the 2020-2021 season will not start, as scheduled, and the season itself has plenty of question marks. After serving as a BHS assistant coach, Smircich ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--It was another epic season on the soccer pitch at Glen Ridge High. For a second straight season, both the girls and boys varsity teams captured state sectional championships. And in a fall where every game, every week, was an adventure, the varsity programs at Glen Ridge more ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ--The 2020 fall sports season certainly provided challenges to New Jersey high school teams. But in the end, there were plenty of success stories, throughout the state. That was certainly true at Glen Ridge High, as the Ridgers received outstanding efforts from its football, girls ...

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