Sports

March 3, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – All wrestlers have a different motivational tool that gets them hooked on one of the most grueling sports in the world. For some, it's a family legacy, with parents and older siblings paving the way through previous success. For others, it's the desire to stand on top of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chair Al Mirabella and Freeholders Sergio Granados and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded joined Union County Baseball Association President Jim Iozzi in congratulating the new members inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Boys Basketball team, ranked No. 9 in the state remained undefeated with an impressive win over the No. 8 ranked Patrick School yesterday at the 25th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness at the Thomas G. Dunn Sports Center. According to a representative from the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls swim team came from 10 points behind midway through the meet to overtake Westfield and win their 5th consecutive Union County Championship at Rutgers' Sonny Werblin Pool on Sunday. In the process, the Raiders avenged the blemish on their ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Summit peaked at just the right time, as the Hilltoppers won the Union County Champsionship outright for the first time ever. The meet was a seesaw battle between Summit, Westfield (2nd), and Scotch Plains-Fanwood (3rd) throughout the afternoon.  Josh Cohen, celebrating his ...

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CLARK, NJ - The 5th Annual Crusader Classic Shot Put Meet was held on Thursday, January 11, at Arthur L. Johnson High School. Throwers from all over Union County and the State of New Jersey participated in the event in preparation for the upcoming NJSIAA Championships. The meet featured twelve ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys varsity swim team had a runaway victory at Elizabeth on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Alan Shao won the sprint events (50 and 100 Freestyle), while Ethan Morrobel took both the distance events (200 and 500 Freestyle). Daniel Donaldson had a big day, ...

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It was a tremendous honor on December 3 to induct the largest, most impressive Hall of Fame class in NJSIAA history. This stellar, 16-member group entering the NJSIAA Gallagher/Bollinger Hall of Fame includes an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Heisman Trophy winner, a Cy Young Award winner, a NCAA ...

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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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