Chatham's Blydenburgh Honored at National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Tennis player Scarlett Blydenburgh represented Chatham High at the NJSIAA-sponsored National Girls & Women in Sports Day held at Seton Hall University Credits: TAP Chatham

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Congratulations are in order for Chatham High tennis player Scarlet Blydenburgh, who was honored at the "National Girls & Women in Sports Day" held Sunday at Seton Hall University.

Each year, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association honors one girl from each high school in the state as the National Girls and Women in Sports Day recipient. Blydenburgh, a senior, was honored as the representative from Chatham High School.

“It was a great experience and I’m never going to forget it,” said Blydenburgh, “from the commentators at the event to the basketball game afterward, it was an amazing time.”

Sign Up for E-News

“I never knew about the event until Mr. (Bill) Librera (Chatham High’s assistant principal) called me down and told me about it. He told me I was selected as the representative and I was really honored.”

Blydenburgh added that she felt especially honored because there are many other deserving candidates at Chatham High.

Blydenburgh played No. 1 singles for Chatham High for four years and helped Chatham win four Morris County Tournament team titles. She also won three individual Morris County championships at No. 1 singles.

 “It really made me reflect on all the good times I had as a tennis player,” Blydenburgh said.

The event featured numerous speakers, many of whom inspired Blydenburgh. She recalled one story of a woman who tried out for a little league baseball team and was disqualified from participating due to her gender. Through Title IX, she was able to fight the disqualification and play for her team again.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 25 – Sunday, July 1, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


By Galina Natenzon

All three of the library’s summer reading programs open this week!  The theme of this year’s summer reading is Libraries Rock!  The children’s program kicks off with a magic show by Matt Cadabra on Monday.  Over ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 18 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


By Galina Natenzon

This week we are wrapping up our first session of ESL classes.  Stay tuned, we are planning a fall session to start in September.  New students are welcome to enroll!  This is the last week of calm and quiet at the library before our summer reading ...

Angie's Owners Want to Thank Their Chatham Customers

June 14, 2018

To the Editor:

We want to thank our customers and the entire community for their support and devotion to our business. Our last day of business will be July 31.

rWe will miss all the friends that we have developed over the past 26 years. Wishing everyone much success and happiness in the future.


Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos

P.S. "Until we meet ...


AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

Flute Ensemble will Entertain at Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturday

June 22, 2018

The CCB Flute Ensemble will perform 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chatham Borough Farmer's Market Saturday at the Chatham Train Station.




Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...