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May 15, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - Brian McAuliffe, 24, has personality for days. Ask him about his medals for the Special Olympics, and proudly grin while talking about basketball. Ask him about the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and he'll flex his muscles like many of his heroes. "I can talk about it [WWE] to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - On Sunday, May 1, former high school athletes and their families gathered to celebrate the new inductees to the New Jersey High School Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. Cranford's own Pat Slocum was among those honored. Slocum became the first Cranford High School alumnus inducted into the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Spunky. That's one word you can use to describe Jessie Gaeta, a 2017 graduate of Cranford High School and part of Team New Jersey for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics delivers "high-quality training and competition in an inclusive culture through Unified Sports which allows ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School Senior Catarina Guimaraes will make history this year - twice, but she's been shattering records for a decade. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Guimaraes has never let that stop her from being an athlete. In fact, it drives her.  "I've always been super competitive," ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - As the St. Peter's University Men's Basketball Team boarded their bus for the two-hour journey to Philadelphia on Wednesday one fan predicted to TAPinto Jersey that there was "something huge coming" for the Peacocks. On Friday, having already achieved more than enough success ...

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METUCHEN, N.J. - Saint Joseph High School Athletics Hall of Famer and NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns ‘14 has agreed to donate COVID-19 testing kits to his alma mater.  In partnership with CUE Health, Towns will distribute $250,000 worth of testing kits to high schools in New Jersey and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Congratulations to Vinny's Pizza and Pasta Cranford High Athlete of the week, Ben Fossella.  Ben is a sophomore on the varsity winter track & field team.  He recently won the North II Group III Sectional Championship at the Toms River Bennett Center in the shot put with a ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - It was a tight race through the play-offs, but the Cranford High School Junior Varsity Ice Hockey team came out victorious at the Union County Championships last Monday. This is the third year of a formal junior varsity level ice hockey league in Union County, Head Coach Mike ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Head football coach John Fiore is leaving Montclair for new coaching job in Elizabeth, officials confirmed.  Regarded as one of the leading football coaches in the state of New Jersey, Fiore, a Cranford resident, who has been the Montclair High School head football coach since ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Baseball is an American pastime, and Cranford has its own foothold in baseball history. About 100 years ago, Cranford was home to the Dixie Giants, an all Black amateur baseball team. Baseball, like many other aspects of the country, was segregated at the time. Teams in the Negro ...

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Congratulations to Vinny's Pasta and Pizza Cranford High School Athletes of the Week: Ariel Hsu & Colin Murray.  Ariel is a senior on the winter track & field team. She recently took second place in the shot put at the North II Group III NJSIAA Sectional Championships with a personal ...

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Karl-Anthony Towns of the Saint Joseph High School Class of 2014 will be making his third appearance as an NBA All Star. Towns followed-up a successful high school basketball career as a Falcon with a year at the University of Kentucky before heading to the NBA. Towns currently plays for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth girls’ basketball team eliminated Cranford High School 38-25 Wednesday night, during the first round of the Union County Tournament.  The Lady Minutemen started off Tuesday night’s game trading baskets with the Lady Cougars. Elizabeth was running their offense ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals couldn't hold off Cranford, falling 47-44 in the first round of the Union County Tournament. The Cougars pulled out some crucial foul shots to clinch the game. With less than a minute to play, the score was tied 43-43. The Cardinals dropped in a foul ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Two Cranford High School football players have signed with colleges to continue their sports careers.  Geoff Gretta will play football at Pace University.  Gretta, an offensive lineman, also had offers from West Chester University, University of Connecticut, Monmouth University, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Congratulations to Vinny's Pizza and Pasta Cranford High School Athletes of the week: Michael DeSimone and Katy Wheatley. Michael, a senior captain on the varsity swim team, broke 3 school records this past weekend at the Union County Tournament. Two individual records in the 50 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Westfield dominated with a victory margin over more than 150 points over second place Gov. Livingston and third place Scotch Plains-Fanwood at in the Union County championships held at Berkeley Aquatics on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.  "Even though Rutgers canceled this meet, and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Westfield's girls swim team demonstrated their talent and depth in overtaking second place Summit and third place Scotch Plains-Fanwood at in the Union County championships held at Berkeley Aquatics on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.  Scotch Plains-Fanwood won the opening event, the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Congratulations to Vinny's Pizza and Pasta Cranford High School Athletes of the week: Marcus Shillingford and Lylah Wilhelm. Marcus, a senior on the winter track team, placed 5th in the high jump with a personal best mark of 5'3". He also placed 7th in the 55m high hurdles with ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Congratulations to Vinny's Pizza and Pasta Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Patrick Gosselin and Caitlin Toy.  Gosselin, a sophomore on the varsity ice hockey team, has six goals and 3 assists this season and has been a strong force for the Cougar offense.  Toy, a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Comebacks take energy. After falling behind by 17 points in the second quarter, the New Providence boys basketball team expended every ounce of energy in a hustling, hard-fought comeback effort that came up short Tuesday night in a 56-49 loss to Cranford. Cranford (7-3) ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Bella Curanovic and Jordan Chapman.  Curanovic, a freshman on the varsity girls basketball team, had 13 points and 4 blocks in Cranford's victorious 39-22 season-opener.  Chapman, a ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by friends, family, and coaches, Cranford's Matt Fries signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of Illinois. Fries recently completed his senior season for Cranford football where he played offensive tackle. Along with Fires, Geoff Gretta, ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Army-Navy Game, one of college football’s greatest rivalries, returns to the Meadowlands for the first time in almost two decades on Saturday, Dec. 11, as the Black Knights of Army (8-3) play the Midshipmen of Navy (3-8). Most often, the game is played in Philadelphia, but ...

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CRANFORD - Three players from the Cranford Girls’ Volleyball team were recognized this past week by NJ Power Ranking for their individual successes throughout the 2021 season and were named on Union County Conference (UCC) All Conference Teams.  Senior Erin Coates was named to the UCC First ...

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CRANFORD - Jimmy Wischusen and Kaleigh Gunsiorowski smashed records for Union Catholic at Saturday's Garmin RunningLane Championships at John Hunt Park. This meet, which featured many of the top teams and runners in the country, served as the unofficial National Championships after the Nike Team ...

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CRANFORD - Colin Murray rushed 40 times for 344 yards and two touchdowns as Cranford defeated Sparta, 45-21, for the N2G3 Sectional Championship. Murray got into the end zone on a five-yard run in the first quarter, and followed it up with a 68-yard score in the second quarter. Cougars' ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by friends, family, and coaches, Cranford's Will Gallagher signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Rider University. Gallagher, who pitches and plays shortstop, still has one more season left with Cranford baseball. Last season at the plate, Gallagher went ...

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CRANFORD - Colin Murray rushed nine times for 212 yards and two touchdowns to lead Cranford past Pascack Valley, 42-7, in the semifinal round of the North Jersey Section 2 Group 3 tournament.  Murray's scores came on runs of 70 and 64 yards. Lucca Limeira added a one-yard TD run. Shane Van Dam ...

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CRANFORD - Clare Roussey and Serena Barra upgraded their status from recruit to official signees to the college/university of their choice on National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Day on Wednesday. Both Roussey and Barra will go on to play Division II lacrosse. Roussey will attend Millersville ...

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