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September 9, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Fourteen high school girls soccer teams from the Greater Middlesex Conference are uniting to help pediatric cancer patients and other children in need through their participation in a fundraising event benefiting two New Jersey-based nonprofits. In addition, the nearly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers football fans eager to finally welcome Head Coach Greg Schiano back to the banks in person will have to wait two more days. Rutgers’ season opener against Temple has been postponed to Saturday, according to Rutgers Sports Insider, NJ Advance Media’s text-messaging ...

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DUNELLEN, NJ -- Double Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin rose up from her chair and flashed a huge smile across her face as she shared a warm embrace with Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, her principal when she was a student at Union Catholic High School.   Sister ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway Board of Education has voted to rename the Piscataway High School football/athletics stadium, Kenny Armwood Stadium. Voting took place at the Aug. 12 BOE meeting, district officials said on Tuesday. Armwood, a lifelong resident of Piscataway and PHS Class of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mike McCabe, Union Catholic's head track and field coach, made history on Thursday when he was named the National Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). McCabe, selected as the N.J. Girls ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Few events have occurred with greater anticipation than Tuesday night's women's 400 meter hurdles finals, which featured a showdown between the reigning Olympic champion, Dalilah Muhammad, and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin. The race did not disappoint as McLaughlin and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mike McCabe, Union Catholic's head track and field coach, added to his legacy as one of the premier high school coaches in the country when he was once again chosen by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the New Jersey's girls track and field ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic graduate Sydney McLaughlin, who smashed the world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials last month, will begin her quest to win the gold medal in that event when she runs in the opening round at the Olympics in Tokyo this Friday.  Union ...

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EDISON, NJ - Natalie Stilo brought home not only a golf trophy this past Sunday, but bragging rights as well. The 21-year-old South Plainfield resident won the 2021 Ladies Club Championship at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison by defeating her mother, Pat Stilo, in the final round. It was ...

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Welcome back Your dreams were your ticket out Welcome back To that same old place that you laughed about Well, the names have all changed Since you hung around But those dreams have remained And they've turned around Forty five years ago, John Sebastian sang a wildly popular song called ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Rutgers football star has announced a partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation just hours after sweeping new rules went into effect to allow NCAA athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. Bo Melton, a team captain and wide receiver ...

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Sydney McLaughlin, who shocked the track and field world when she made the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team at the age of 16, produced another jaw-dropping performance when she smashed the World Record in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - For the first time since 2015, South Plainfield’s Jost Field hosted the NJSIAA Meet of Champions for Track this past Saturday, and there were a handful of South Plainfield High School student-athletes that qualified to compete on their home turf. South Plainfield has now ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity. The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual men’s basketball matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall returns for the 2021-22 season as the two teams face off in the Garden State Hardwood Classic. The game is slated for Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark.  Rutgers defeated then-No. 22 ranked ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers football team will begin the 2021 season in primetime. The Scarlet Knights’ season opener against the Temple Owls at SHI Stadium will be moved to Thursday, Sept. 2, the team announced Monday. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4 Rutgers ...

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It was only a matter of time. Tuesday, Rutgers wrestling announced that Anthony Ashnault has joined head coach Scott Goodale’s staff as an assistant coach. There has been talks about Ashnault becoming a coach for the Scarlet Knights ever since he won the 149-pound national title in 2019 for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – With Governor Murphy’s Executive Order lifting the requirement for maintaining six-foot social distancing for outdoor settings, the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, will operate at 100% capacity at TD Bank Ballpark beginning on Friday, May 28th. “We ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers football hosted its annual Scarlet-White game, presented by PNC Bank on Thursday, May 20 at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet team defeated the White team by a score of 23-21, as RU welcomed healthcare workers of the Rutgers community to the field for the game's final ...

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For the first time since 1983, Rutgers men's basketball was victorious in an NCAA Tournament game. Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991, the No. 10 seeded Scarlet Knights performed on the big stage, defeating No. 7 seed Clemson by a final score of 60-56 at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – March Madness is setting in across New Jersey. And no place is going to celebrate Rutgers’ first appearance in the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament since 1991 like New Brunswick. Restaurant and bar owners are getting ready for students, alumni and even a smattering of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you haven't yet heard from your favorite Rutgers basketball fan, the men's team is heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years. RU (15-11) has the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region during the bracket reveal on CBS Sunday night, to take on No. 7 Clemson ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers plans to increase spectator capacity at its athletic venues effective immediately. In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 225, which was announced Monday morning, the university plans to permit two parents or guardians of each Rutgers ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway High School girls basketball and bowling are both back as the two teams began their shortened and very different 2021 seasons on Tuesday. On the hardwood, Piscataway, which doesn’t have freshman or junior varsity teams this year, features an extremely young team, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls basketball team opened its season in very impressive fashion with a huge road victory over defending Union County champion Westfield on Thursday.  UC was clinging to a two-point lead after three quarters when the Vikings outscored the Blue Devils 14-7 in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Coach Samir Sanu was proud of his team. Not one player complained when the New Brunswick High School boys basketball team held a handful of practices outside to prepare for the season. The Zebras bundled up, huddled up and used the unique experience to bond together before ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past 10-plus months, many residents of South Plainfield have picked up new hobbies and activities to pass the time while remaining socially distant due to the healthcare crisis.  For Alfred Pace, a senior at South Plainfield High School, COVID provided the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic's Myles Plummer, Shane Brosnan, Matt Granizo, and Abby Granrath were all named First-Team All-County and All-Conference for their sensational campaigns on the trails during the cross-country season this fall. Also honored for were UC's Caudell Cajuste, Sam ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Junior Knights football team is a bit different from the average athletic team. Keith Pierce, President of the Junior Knights Football team, took the reigns from past president Danny Darbouze last year. Darbouze is now an advisor and coach, and the two men have big plans for the ...

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