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April 18, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- After losing their past five games in a row - with three of the losses coming in the final inning - Scotch Plains-Fanwood used some late game magic of its own in defeating a tough Bridgewater-Raritan team, 4-3, in walk-off fashion.  The Raiders were buoyed by Michael ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to come away with a 5-4 baseball victory over Phillipsburg on Tuesday. Anthony Scarlata walked with the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the seventh to drive in pinch runner Mike Maciolek with the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Baseball & Softball held its opening day ceremony April 13 at the Prince Rogers Complex. Baseball and softball players paraded onto the field and watched the first pitches thrown out by Somerset Patriots Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle and Mayor Dan Hayes. In ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bradley Gardens Little Loop held its annual opening day ceremony April 13 at Ardmaer Field. Players paraded onto the field to celebrate the start of the season.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan baseball team split two games on Saturday, defeating Piscataway, 5-2, under the lights at the Prince Rodgers Complex to conclude a long day. The Saturday itinerary also included the Panthers' participation in Bridgewater Youth Baseball's opening day ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan boys lacrosse team scored four goals in the first period and wenr on to a 9-4 victory over Phillipsburg on Saturday. Ryan Cernuto scored four goals and assisted on two others for the Panthers (5-3), who outshot Phillipsburg, 27-11. Ethan Fought had ...

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WARREN, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan baseball team overcame a three-run deficit and scored a run in the top of the eighth inning to beat Watchung Hills, 4-3, on Friday. Elliott Rodgers went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Panthers (5-2), who scored two runs in the sixth inning and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- Lizzy Escudero fired in a season-high seven goals to lead Bridgewater-Raritan to a 17-10 girls lacrosse victory over previously undefeated Hillsborough on Thursday. Tai Jankowski finished with four goals and three assists for the Panthers (6-1), who had a 10-5 lead at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Maddie Capetta's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave Bridgewater-Raritan a 4-3 softball victory over Ridge on Wednesday. Bridgewater-Raritan (3-3) trailed, 3-2, going to the bottom of the sixth inning. Winning pitcher Grace Martino struck out nine batters, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan scored 11 first-half goals and went on to a 19-8 girls lacrosse victory over Montgomery on Tuesday. Tai Jankowski finished with six goals and four assists for the Panthers (5-1), who led, 11-3, at halftime. Lailah El Bouazzaoui scored three goals in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Gianna Lentini collected three hits, including two doubles, to pace Bridgewater-Raritan to a 9-1 softball victory over Immaculata on Monday. Lentini scored two runs and drove in one for the Panthers (2-3), who scored six runs in the fifth inning to take a 9-1 lead. Grace ...

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CLEARVIEW, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan baseball team won the championship of the Bob Burrough Classic in South Jersey on Saturday. In the first game of the four-team tournament, the Panthers defeated Rancocas Valley, 6-3. Anthony Scarlata went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI and Greg ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Ethan Fought and Alex Fromberg each scored two goals to lead Bridgewater-Raritan to a 12-9 boys lacrosse victory over Watchung Hills on Saturday. Eric Tribel and Jarrett Dugenio each scored two goals for the Panthers (3-2), who outscored the Warriors, 4-1, in the second ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Grace Martino pitched a five-hit complete game to boost Bridgewater-Raritan to a 3-0 softball victory over Old Bridge on Saturday. Gianna Lentini went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Panthers (1-3), who scored one run in the first inning and two in the fifth inning. Grace ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident, and Milltown Primary School student, Amanda Ciser is advancing to the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals after winning the state competition. Ciser, 8, is one of 72 of the best free throw shooters, ages 8 to 13, in the country. According to a release, she ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan won its first baseball game of the season on a combined two-hitter, 2-0, over Colonia on Thursday. John Travisano pitched five innings, allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two to get the victory for the Panthers (1-1). Zach Schwartz pitched two ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Project Graduation held its annual fundraiser March 29 to benefit the program as Bridgewater's own administrators, teachers and elected officials took on the famous Harlem Wizards in a spirited and lively game.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan posted 11 goals in the first half and went on to an 18-2 girls lacrosse victory over North Hunterdon on Tuesday. Tai Jankowski scored three goals and assisted on two others for the Panthers (3-0), who led, 11-1, at halftime. Sadie Herman, who had two ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan built a 7-2 halftime lead and went on to an 11-4 boys lacrosse victory over North Hunterdon on the road Tuesday. Brady Kurdyla finished with three goals and two assists, and Ethan Fought also netted three goals for the Panthers. Ryan Cernuto had a goal and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The final record for the 2018 Bridgewater-Raritan baseball team was not one anybody really wanted to publicize--but, by the same token, the Panthers were not a team any opponent was especially anxious to play against. Although Bridgewater-Raritan finished the 2018 season with ...

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MARTINSVILLE, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan scored nine goals in the first half and held on for a 12-11 girls lacrosse victory over Pingry on Saturday. Tai Jankowski and Sadie Herman each scored three goals for the Panthers (2-0), who led, 9-4, at halftime. Herman also had two assists and Jankowski ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan scored six unanswered goals in the first quarter and went on to a 14-2 boys lacrosse victory over Rutgers Prep on opening day Wednesday. Ethan Fought scored five goals and assisted on two for the Panthers, who led, 11-2, at halftime. Ryan Cernuto finished with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan broke away from a halftime tie to pull away for an 8-5 girls lacrosse victory over Bernards on opening day Wednesday. Tai Jankowski scored two goals and had two assists for Bridgewater-Raritan, which outscored Bernards, 4-1, in the second half. Madison Bray ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan boys lacrosse team opens its 2019 season Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. on the road against Rutgers Prep. The Panthers are one of the elite programs in New Jersey, they are coming off a 12-6 season tat included a Somerset County Tournament ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Greg Verano, a senior at Bridgewater-Raritan, has signed a letter of intent to attend St. John Fisher University, where he will continue his football career as a quarterback. As a junior in the fall of 2017, Verano guided the Panthers to the North 2, Group 4 sectional ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan girls lacrosse team has 17 returning players in 2019, and they give head coach Kathie DeBonis plenty of cause to believe the Panthers will have a good chance to defend their Somerset County Tournament championship. But, this year, DeBonis hopes this ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater native Alec Marsh is winding down his college hockey career at Penn State University. The senior forward has only a few months left until graduation, and less time until he hangs up his Nittany Lions sweater for the final time. The 23-year-old 5-foot-10, ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - A terrific senior season ended with a spot on the podium for Bridgewater-Raritan’s 145-pound wrestler Matt Sacco at the NJSIAA Wrestling State Championship Tournament. Sacco earned a fifth place finish in the tournament, earning a victory by forfeit in the fifth place match ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School held the 19th annual Big Nick Classic basketball game Thursday, with the faculty defeating the students in a close match, 45-42. Each year, 25 eighth graders are chosen to play against faculty, and a faculty cheerleading squad has a chance to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -- In the third meeting of the year between the teams, Hunterdon Central defeated the Bridgewater-Raritan girls basketball team, 34-33 in overtime, in the opening round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament Monday night. Hunterdon Central (15-11) erased a four-point deficit ...

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