Sports

July 29, 2021

TOKYO -- After a year's delay, Piscataway native Colton Brown advanced to the men’s judo 90 kilograms Round of 16 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on Wednesday local time in Japan. Competing for Team USA, Brown, 29 who is ranked No. 28 in the world according to the International ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The covid-19 pandemic has caused struggles and tribulations all over the world. That’s why it’s important to recognize those who were able to remain focused and committed to their chosen field of endeavor. Several local young men and women are not only getting the job done in the ...

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Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations. He’s an alternative on the Olympic ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Valley High School’s outstanding fencer, Francesca Russo is in Tokyo right now, settled into the Olympic village and prepping for competition. Her road to Tokyo, though took a turn during the pandemic and COVID came very close to derailing her dream. Russo’s story is one of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Little do most McGinn Elementary School students know that the school’s librarian is just as accomplished as the authors in the media center – because he is one. John Lohn has lived in Scotch Plains for the past few years and soon will make a temporary stay in Tokyo at the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The class of 2021 certainly played their respective roles, even above and beyond expectations for the Glen Rock High School boys tennis program this spring. The seniors on the roster majorly helped the Panthers to a fine overall record of 17-6, which included a perfect mark of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - In a huge sigh of relief for the greater New Brunswick area, Geo Baker and Ron Harper, Jr. are both returning to the university's basketball team this fall. Baker made it official in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday. Then, a few short hours later, Harper went ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — It wasn’t by accident that the Fair Lawn High School boys volleyball program earned a championship in 2021. The Cutters won big match after big match because of their commitment to the sport and to one another, as well as the willingness to keep their lofty goals in mind through ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Whenever they were faced with a tough obstacle this past season, be it a very good opponent on the field or restrictions due to the deadly covid-19 pandemic, the Fair Lawn High School softball program reacted in highly commendable ways. The Cutters posted a solid overall record ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — When one ponders the wonderful, albeit quite challenging and at times very frustrating sport of golf, they may conjure up images of an individual celebrating after sinking the winning putt on the 18 hole at the final round of a big tournament. While the individual student ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - On Monday New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy lifted requirements to wear mask at outdoor events, caveated by saying that local officials could still enforce their own rules. On Tuesday, the NJSIAA did the same for high school sports events. NJSIAAA Executive No. Order 241 ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Brooke Freschi and Elizabeth Connelly each slugged home runs, but it was not enough as Glen Rock defeated Hasbrouck Heights, 11-5 in a NJIC non-divisional game on Tuesday at Hitchcock Field in Hasbrouck Heights.   Glen Rock (10-5) jumped out to an early lead on the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - High School senior captain Matt Shulkin won the 2021 BCCA Boys Tennis County Tournament Championship in first singles division. He defeated Sandeep Alipati from Bergen Tech (7-6), (7-3), (6-1) in the final match, according to school officials.  Glen Rock is one of the smallest ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - At long last, after being sidelined for a substantial amount of time due to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, the Fair Lawn High School baseball program is set to return to the field. The Cutters are scheduled to open the season with a road game against St. Joe’s Montvale on April ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The anticipation, willingness and indeed readiness to return to the field may seem almost tangible for friends, family and members of the Fair Lawn High School softball program-and now it’s about to happen. The Cutters are set for a season opening game on April 19 at Passaic ...

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NEW JERSEY — Opening day of Trout Season is Saturday, April 10 and to celebrate, state waters have been stocked with a half million rainbow trout. For a full list of locations, click HERE "Thanks to DEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which has been hard at work with advanced trout stocking, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy has announced that effective Friday, March 19, at 6 a.m., the ban on outdoor interstate youth competitions will be lifted. Attendees at outdoor sports competitions will be limited to players, coaches, and officials, and up to two parents or guardians per ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Senior Natalie Cala’s three pointer with 6:51 remaining gave Wood-Ridge the lead which they never relinquished, as Wood-Ridge edged Glen Rock, 31-26 in girls basketball action on Saturday.  The Lady Blue Devils finished the season 14-1 with the win. Glen Rock falls to 7-4 with the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite plentiful power play opportunities, the Livingston ice hockey team was unable to cash in on Thursday in a 4-0 loss to Glen Rock in the championship game of the McInnis Cup at Codey Arena. The Lancers (8-3-2) was afforded five power play opportunities in the contest, but ...

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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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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Through all the unpredictability caused by the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, the proper structure, dedication and sense of optimism demonstrated by the Fair Lawn High School girls basketball program has remained strong, consistently. Credit for that goes to the coaching staff, and in ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The high school has just announced their girls basketball team will be down until February 26, according to Stan Fryczynski, CAA, Executive Director of North Jersey Interscholastic Conference. Programs are shut down for reasons that could be due to COVID or are for "safety ...

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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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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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PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough's Golf Commission will give residents a one-day advantage to book tee times, a unanimous decision on February 2. The Borough Council will receive the recommendation and vote whether or not to approve the decision. After last month's discussion about tee times and how ...

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Editor's Note: Dennis Murri was inducted to the NJ State Coaches Association Hall of Fame, not a different honor as previously listed. FAIR LAWN, NJ - Local wrestling coach Dennis Murri was inducted to the NJ State Coaches Association Hall of Fame and recognized by the Borough Council for his ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Cornelius "Neil" Cooper, 79, died on January 24 at his home in Marion, Massachusetts, after suffering a stroke just days before. Neil was a member of the historic 1959 Fair Lawn Football Team, according to members of the Fair Lawn Athletic Hall of Fame. According to an obituary ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Executive Director Stan Fryczynski has announced that the following NJIC athletic teams are currently in COVID protocols and have postponed their contests. Glen Rock Varsity Boys Basketball until February 1 and JV boys until February ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Neil Cooper, former star and place kicker on the 1959 Fair Lawn Football Team passed away this morning after "some time and in hospice care," according to Bob Wright, another "star" of that team. "Neil was the place kicker and when our CUTTERS got inside the 1-yard line late in ...

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