Sports

February 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his 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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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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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Minutemen dominated the South Brunswick Vikings in boys soccer at Williams Field Friday afternoon, with a final score of 7-1. The game was the first round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Central East F Group 4 Regional State ...

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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 Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys soccer team defeated Elizabeth in dramatic fashion tonight, winning 3-2 in double overtime and advancing to the Union County Tournament Finals. The Raiders were quickly down 2-0 early in the game but were able to tie the game and in the second overtime ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ —  The Elizabeth High School varsity boy’s soccer team defeated Arthur L. Johnson High School 6-0 at Williams Field. The Thursday afternoon game was the quarterfinal round of the Union County Tournament. Mathew Giraldo and Steven Zuniga both helped carry the EHS Minutemen to this ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth Athletics have begun moving forward with planning for winter sports this year. Beginning Monday at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, pre-physicals will be conducted from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Students who wish to participate will have to get a physical from a doctor.  ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- 2020 hasn’t been particularly friendly to the Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys varsity soccer team.  A day after their first scrimmage in September, the team could not hold any activities for two weeks due to a positive case of COVID-19. Their first game back from the dead ...

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NEW JERSEY — Practice that involves contact and indoor sports scrimmages will once again be possible despite the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday as he signed a new executive order. No. 187 allows for sports to resume activities inside defined as “medium risk” and “high risk” ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth high school fall sports began tryouts this week with the new safety regulations put in place by the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Football, girls tennis, boys and girls cross-country, boys and girls soccer and cheerleading were allowed to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - “The City Behind Us: The Story of the Elmora Troopers” was named Best New Jersey Film at the Monmouth Film Festival virtual awards ceremony on August 16. Comedian and native New Jerseyan Mike Marino hosted the awards ceremony, which was broadcasted on the Monmouth Festival’s ...

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NEW JERSEY --  The NJSIAA, the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, on Monday afternoon that it with continued support from Gov. Phil Murphy, State Senator Paul Sarlo, and Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly, and guidance from a roster of experts, the organization expects to announce ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Mayor Bollwage and Director of Recreation Stanley Neron honored 3 Elizabeth High School graduates who played in the Negro Leagues on the 100th anniversary of the leagues founding. James “Bo” Wallace (1929-2000), Donald “Don” Newcombe (1936-2019), and Robert “Bob” Scott (b.1930) all ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities. “All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday. Murphy said he signed an executive order today allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Somerset Patriots hosted the New York metropolitan area's first professional baseball game of 2020 when they took on the New Jersey Blasters on Friday, July 17, at TD Bank Ballpark.  The newly created Blasters are composed mostly of New Jersey residents, including players ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA released its "Return to Play" guidelines on Friday, which essentially pushed back the start of the 2020 Fall Season one month, while eliminating half of the rounds of the state playoffs. If there is a change in the Governor’s Road Back, Restart and Recovery Plan for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan Holloway answered questions about a pandemic, a multimillion dollar budget shortfall and more during his first news conference as Rutgers president. The news conference, however, ended on a lighter note. “If there is no football season,” one reporter asked ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – It was another banner year for the student-athletes at County College of Morris (CCM) with more than 30 receiving All-Region XIX and All-Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) or National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Honors for their performance on and off the field ...

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