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October 2, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The conclusion of the 2022 Morris County Girls Tennis Tournament was interrupted by rain on Sunday, but that didn't stop Chatham from securing enough points to clinch its ninth straight MCT crown at the County College of Morris. "It's been a long weekend," James Cai, Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- After allowing 42 points in its first loss of the season the week before, Chatham football coach Evan Picariello challenged his defense in the days leading up to Saturday's "Cougar Night" matchup with Parsippany Hills. "Our focus this week was our defense, coming off giving up 42 ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ -- Senior Ryan Beegle placed first in 16:31 in leading the Chatham boys cross-country team to the Shore Coaches Invitational, D Division Championship at Holmdel Park on Saturday. It marked the second straight year that Chatham won the D Division race. The Chatham freshman, led by ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- West Morris is certainly aware of the ability of Paige Droner to score from nearly anywhere on the field, evidenced by the Chatham midfielder's game-winning 35-yard restart goal in overtime of the 2021 Morris County Tournament final against the Wolfpack. Droner was at it again on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Ted Joel has been waiting three years to experience "Cougar Night" as a member of the Chatham boys soccer team. And Friday night he exulted at the moment and shared it with his teammates and CHS classmates. The senior striker leaped up to meet the corner kick lifted by Daito Sho ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The start of Chatham's "Cougar Night" field hockey game was slightly delayed because of problems with the scoreboard, which remained dark throughout the game. Once the game started, however, all anyone had to do in order to update the score was to watch No. 19 - Brooke DiBiase - ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The Chatham Historical Society's application for preserving the Red Brick Schoolhouse, also known as the Mount Vernon School, has been recommended to receive $266,050 in funds from the New Jersey Historic Trust. The New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- During his five months of recovery from two stress fractures in his foot, Chatham cross-country runner Ryan Beegle half-jokingly considered joining the Cougar swim team. "Both my parents were swimmers, my dad swam in college," Beegle said. "They both wanted to see me in the pool.

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Ashley Kiernan is committed to play lacrosse at Yale next year so, naturally, she spends a lot of time working on her stick-related skills. But on Wednesday afternoon, all her muscle memory from her club soccer days seemed to kick in for the senior striker. Kiernan, at the urging ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Committee voted to bring back a second hearing of citizens and has scheduled a workshop open to the public for its next scheduled meeting on Oct. 11, coinciding with the adoption of amended bylaws at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. The amended ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Things were literally looking up for the Chatham field hockey team in the first quarter when Laura Lamanna lifted a rainbow shot over the vertical stick of the Randolph goalie in the first period. Lamanna's goal held up until Randolph's Sydney Janisch scored in transition with ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The non-profit Chatham Sailing Foundation has purchased six Flying Junior sailing dinghies from Princeton University for the Chatham High Sailing program, boosting its fleet of boats to eight. “The 6 Princeton FJ’s (Flying Junior's), built in 2009, will help improve Chatham’s ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- After months and months of nudging and cajoling, Chatham resident Patti Collins Montefusco managed to track down and convince 60 members of her graduating class, the Chatham Borough High Class of 1972 to return to the area for their 50th reunion over the weekend. Class of '72 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Through the first five games of the field hockey season, Chatham had been schooling its opponents, both offensively and defensively, by outscoring them by a collective 25 goals to one. The Cougars, however, are still learning their way after undefeated Mountain Lakes upended them, ...

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CLARK, NJ -- Senior Ryan Beegle crossed first in a personal record time of 15:45 as Chatham won the Large School Division at the Stewart Invitational held at Oak Ridge Park on Saturday. Chatham won 45-53 over second-place finisher Hunterdon Central with the Cougars' top five runners averaging ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- When Roxbury scored twice in the first eight minutes of the second half, the only question to be answered was whether the Chatham boys soccer team would be shutout for the third straight game or not. The result was no longer in doubt. Junior midfielder James Stepanian provided the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- Chatham football followers can point to the play in the second quarter when Cougar quarterback Giovanni Del Re gave an extra effort and tried to break the plane of the end zone by stretching forward with is left arm. What could have been the tying touchdown was ruled a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Tokyo Sushi at 258 Main Street in Chatham is a one-stop destination for those craving sushi, bubble tea or frozen yogurt. Jacky Lin sold his sushi restaurant in Brooklyn and opened Tokyo Sushi in Chatham about a week ago, where the former Yo Lotta Luv frozen yogurt shop was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Gabby Jupin admits the self-doubt was there. Chatham had lost the second set to a talented Montville girls volleyball team and was down in the third set during the matchup in the CHS gym last week. The Mustangs had been towering over the Cougars at the net and seemed to be on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- A year ago, the Chatham boys soccer team played at Delbarton and pulled out the win with a goal in the second overtime. The Green Wave came to Cougar Field on Wednesday and returned the favor with a 1-0 sudden-goal win in the second extra session. Delbarton (5-2) made it a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- How good can the 2022 Chatham field hockey team be this season? After its 5-0 win vs. West Morris on Tuesday at Haas Field, Cougar coach Kaitlin Leyden had to admit that if Chatham keeps playing like this, "the sky is the limit." Senior forward Brooke DiBiase collected a hat ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa presented a plan to reconfigure the school district, which would include the implementation of full-day kindergarten and the placement of fifth graders in the Chatham Middle School at Monday night's Chatham Board of Education meeting. LaSusa ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Nine Chatham High School seniors were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program. The CHS Semifinalists are Isabel Chan, Flora Jeng, Andrew Li, James Liao, Kareena Parikh, Aditya Sinha, Ronan Valli, Peter Wang, and Jocelyn ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The uniforms still haven't arrived but that hasn't stopped the Chatham High cheerleading squad - 24 members strong - from backing the 2022 CHS football team in its four games to date. For the first time in school history the opening football game of the season was played in August ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ -- Chatham came into the game as the clear favorite and the Cougars emerged with a businesslike 35-0 win at Morris Hills on Saturday to open the season with four straight wins for the second straight year. "It feels good," Chatham coach Evan Picariello said. "We have good players ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The intensity always seems higher during the state tournament when the seniors know it might be the final game of their high school careers. The Chatham girls soccer team brought that do-or-die atmosphere to their "Senior Day" game vs. Mendham on Friday. "At halftime we talked ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham girls volleyball team remained unbeaten on the season with a hard-fought 2-0 win v.s Morris Hills on Friday in the CHS gym. Chatham (4-0) won the first set, 30-28, and then closed out the second set, 27-25. Bea Tanas and Gabby Jupin talk about the win Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township is part of lawsuit that includes 12 other municipalities filed against Gov. Phil Murphy for his failure to appoint members to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). Joining Chatham Township in the suit to compel Murphy to reconstitute New Jersey's Council on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The best way to describe the play of Daito Sho on the soccer field for Chatham is that he "speaks softly and carries a big kick." Actually, the junior attacking midfielder does a lot more on the field than just kick, but it's certainly true that his quiet communication with his ...

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MENDHAM, NJ -- After watching the Chatham field hockey team put forth a dominating performance on Wednesday afternoon, coach Kaitlin Leyden can't help but wonder what lies ahead. "This is definitely one of our better games this season," Leyden said. "I'm excited to see where it goes." Oak ...

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