Sports

December 10, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Tailgate with Former NY Giants Ottis Anderson, Jay Alford, Eric Dorsey, and Bill Neill and let them give you insight on what went wrong this season and how to fix it….FAST! Join in on the fun this coming Sunday, December 9, at the Shackamaxon Country Club located at 100 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ –  The Elizabeth Youth's Girl's Soccer Team - the  “Eagles” took the win on Sunday in the 2018 Mid-NJ Youth Soccer Association League Tournament.  The game was played at Zaitz Park in West Windsor against West Windsor-Plainsboro, where the Elizabeth girls team under Coach Percy ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week on a new skate park at Union County’s Mattano Park at 360-484 5th Avenue in the southern corner of Elizabeth. “The new skate park demonstrates Union County’s commitment to expand its recreational resources and enable more County ...

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UNION — If the football gods truly were sending down a sign to Union, as star running back Michel Lucien claims, then Lucien made sure to capitalize on those offerings from the heavens.  As Union was trailing, 17-14, with eight minutes left, a blackout caused by a transformer explosion at the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — All season long, Westfield head coach Alex Schmidt has commended his team’s fight and response to hardship. His Lady Blue Devils have battled tough situations and adversity through the fall and, in turn, have become a much stronger team from the beginning.  So when Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ  — Even when it was going undefeated en route to winning sectional football championships the last couple of years, Westfield always found itself locked in rugged defensive wars when it lined up against Elizabeth. The Elizabeth players who were part of those low-scoring defensive ...

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WARREN, NJ -  The Watchung Hills homecoming king and queen were crowned as a crowd dressed in white cheered on the Warriors’ football team in their quest to beat Elizabeth for the first time in eight meetings. It was not to be. Watchung Hills fell to Elizabeth on Friday, 42-0. “Hats off to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Mayor J. Christian Bollwage along with Councilwoman-At-Large Patricia Perkins-Auguste, Council President Manny Grova and Councilman Kevin Kiniery hosted the fourth annual Play Ball event in honor of Baseball Month in the City of Elizabeth. As part of the U.S. Conference of ...

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CRANFORD - Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond. Here are 17 on the field and off the field ...

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CRANFORD – Student-athletes on the Union County College women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship from May 10-12,  at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York. For the women’s ...

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LINDEN/ELIZABETH, NJ-  Phil Colicchio turned Linden into a powerhouse program throughout his tenure at the helm of the varsity basketball team in his 21 seasons as head coach at the school located on 121 West St. Georges Avenue, competing with the best programs in the state of New Jersey. That ...

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CRANFORD - Seven of Union County College’s student-athletes received Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Awards, which is sponsored by the publication, “Diverse: Issue in Higher Education.” The award is given to honor students who have excelled in the classroom and in athletics. Legendary tennis hall ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 700 cyclists of every skill level took to the streets for the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that rolled throughout the city on Sunday morning.  This year’s tour that is open to all ages, was a 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital.  The event is a is a ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity baseball team returned to their home field and found themselves facing a three-run deficit earlier on. They chipped away at the deficit and an eight-run bottom of the sixth inning capped off a come-from-behind 12-5 win over Elizabeth ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team returned home for a game against the Elizabeth High School Minutemen for their Senior Day game and the game that followed the pregame ceremony proved to be a memorable. After trailing twice in extra innings, junior ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In a rematch of Saturday's Union County Tournament game, Scotch Plains-Fanwood battled back from a 5-1 deficit against Elizabeth by tying the game in the sixth inning on a 3-run home run by Sam Schetelich.  The Raiders could not quite pull off the comeback as ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Union County College Women’s Basketball Team won the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region XIX Championship and the NJCAA District N Championship on March 5 when they defeated Harcum College. This led the Lady Owls to the national tournament that was ...

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BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push ...

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TRENTON, NJ -   A proposed bill which would prohibit children under the age of 12 from participating in tackle football is beginning the path through the New Jersey Legislature.  The Bill  (A-3760) is similar, but not identical, to bills proposed in New York, Maryland, Illinois and California, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, have announced they will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots Manager Emeritus and Cy Young Award recipient Sparky Lyle will be the honoree at the 28th Annual Somerset County Park Foundation Raymond L. Hughes Memorial Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament. Lyle will join local golfers and more than 50 athletes from Major League ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots Manager Emeritus and Cy Young Award recipient Sparky Lyle will be the honoree at the 28th Annual Somerset County Park Foundation Raymond L. Hughes Memorial Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament. Lyle will join local golfers and more than 50 athletes from Major League ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Players on this year’s Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls’ basketball team were either in middle or elementary school when the program last won a state tournament game.  Yet, given the final score and absolute domination from wire to wire Tuesday, it seemed as though the Lady ...

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