Sports

May 16, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic girls rolled to its seventh straight Watchung Division title, and the UC boys finished a very close second at the Union County Conference Championships, which concluded on Thursday at Gov. Livingston High School. On the girls side, the Vikings rang up ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A 12-run first inning solidified the Spotswood High School varsity's softball team's fourth straight victory on Monday, defeating Mother Seton Regional High School 19-1. Spotswood added three runs in the second and four in the third behind the big bats of Erin Coffey and Cynthia ...

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CLARK, NJ — Clark Little League honored late resident William Grzyb for his many years of commitment and hard work by dedicating the field house in his memory during opening day ceremonies on Saturday. For 35 years Grzyb, known to many as Billy Bob, volunteered his time to the Clark Little ...

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CLARK, NJ – Student athletes throughout Arthur L. Johnson High School rallied recently to take part in a spike ball tournament that served as a fundraiser for the family of Julia Morreale, who is battling cancer.  The “Spike It for a Cure” tournament was started by senior Danny McCaffery, who ...

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Clark, NJ — Arthur L. Johnson High School student athlete Carly Tarentino signed a letter of intent to play NCAA Collegiate Athletics at the University of Virginia next year according to a statement released by the school's Athletic Director, Gus Kalikas. The ceremony took place on Thursday at the ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Arthur L. Johnson High School 2020 – 2021 Winter Athletic Awards was held in the ALJ Auditorium on March 23, 2021. The evening, sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club, recognizes each team. During the evening coaches highlight their team members while presenting athletes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the ...

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BLOOMINGTON, IN — Small schools playing on the biggest stage college basketball has to offer make for the best stories.  The players who make up those teams make those stories even better.  The smallest school in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, St. Bonaventure University, has a men’s basketball ...

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CLARK, NJ — Arthur L. Johnson High School Senior Lauren Veltre was recognized as an Outstanding Female Athlete during 35th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NAGWS) on February 3. Lauren was nominated by her coaches for her accomplishments in soccer. Over 140 female student-athletes ...

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CLARK, NJ — It was a night of virtual celebration at the Arthur L. Johnson High School 2020 Fall Athletic Awards recently. The evening, sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club, recognizes each team. During the evening coaches highlight their team members while mentioning those athletes ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – The Arthur L. Johnson ice hockey team celebrated Senior Night on February 24 at the Warianco Rink.  The Crusaders took on the Bernard Moutaineers and ended the night in a 6-4 victory. Leading scorer Adrain Skiba #1, a senior, ended strong with 2 goals & 2 assists. He and ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Recreation Basketball finished up a fun-filled season according to Director Ralph Bernardo.  Although onlyh a handful of towns allowed a basketball season to take place, Bernardo said Clark took safety precautions each Saturday including masks and only 1 player and parent being ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ- With the abbreviated high school basketball season winding down, Arthur L. Johnson High School girls basketball head coach Joe Marino was able to add an accolade to his basketball coaching career. The fifth-year head coach recorded his 200th career victory Monday night, with ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson Girls' Soccer Team worked on a community service project together recently.   Together they created over 200 snack bags to help Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick.   The organization serves hot meals and snack bags to a vast population, including veterans, ...

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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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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Drew Pearson, the star wide receiver for the great Dallas Cowboys teams of the 1970s, was announced as one of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 on Saturday, Feb. 6. Some local residents will remember that long before his NFL fame, he was a wide receiver and all-state ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals fell to Arthur L. Johnson on Friday at home. The Crusaders prevailed 48-43 behind scoring by Dominika Kosiek, with 12 points, and Ashley Samsel, with 11 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said in his recent COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. However, the regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic's Daniel Pita, Joseph Sebastian, Dylan Jasey, and Frankie Ferreira were recently recognized for their great play this past soccer season by being named to the Union County Conference Team by the Union County Soccer Coaches Association. Pita and Sebastian, both ...

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 CLARK, NJ – The pandemic may have changed the outcome for some sports teams this year but not one group of local girls.   The U13 Clark Wildfire girls soccer team had an undefeated fall season. According to their coaches, the team ended the 2020 season with a 7-0-3 record in Flight 1, the top ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Westfield Turkey Trot, an annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition that usually takes place in Tamaques Park, was held in Oak Ridge Park Saturday due to COVID-19 considerations. One hundred and forty runners participated in the 37th annual run at the site, with about 30 more ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Youth Football recently completed their second season since returning to Clark and Garwood.  According to Gus Kalikas, it was a huge success with three levels competing in the NJ Suburban Youth Football League. Kalikas said the league was formed in 1972 in effort to provide ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In response to recent coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities, Gov. Phil Murphy joined with fellow governors, Janet Mills (Maine), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Phil Scott (Vermont), Ned Lamont ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The ladies softball team hosted by the Clark Recreation Department recently wrapped up their fall season according to Director Ralph Bernardo.   The team was able to play every Tuesday night this fall after the spring and summer season was canceled due to the pandemic. Bernardo said ...

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CLARK, NJ – The ‘Patriot’s Night’ event set to kick off before the Arthur L. Johnson High School football game on Friday night is canceled according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso.   He said the cancelation is necessary because a number of the ALJ players have contracted COVID-19 after recent in-home ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Once again the NJSIAA has issued guidance on an upcoming sport and its championship, in direct conflict from published reports and an announcement from a sport’s coaches association. The NJSIAA contradicted an article in northjersey.com which quoted New Jersey Wrestling ...

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CLARK, NJ --  The Union Catholic girls soccer, which trailed for most of the game, completed a great come-from-behind win when Kaleigh Gunsiorowski scored late in the game to give the Vikings a 3-2 victory over Johnson on Thursday. The Vikings, now 3-1-2 on the season, fell behind 1-0 for the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Youth hockey travel players got the news they have been eagerly waiting for on Monday. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 187 allowing indoor sports deemed as medium and high risk by the New Jersey Department of Health to resume contact practices and games. The ...

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JAMESBURG, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls cross-country team, led by Abby Granrath, came up with a big victory, and the boys, behind Shane Brosnan, finished a very close second at the Central Jersey Shootout on Saturday at Thompson Park. Full results of the meet On the girls side, Union ...

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