Sports

July 9, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - Baseball bats will soon be pinging in New Jersey as the Last Dance World Series begins with pool play next week from July 14-16. The 222-team tournament featuring plenty of high school talent across the state is being run by the United States Specialty Sports Association and is ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin High School honored the senior athletes who are enduring a challenging time in their lives by putting together a video showcasing where they have committed and some of their accomplishments as Warriors. Information was gathered by the school’s Athletic Academic ...

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SOMERSET, NJ- As the world battles the coronavirus that has spread across the globe and shut down almost everything -- including sports -- basketball teams in the area are doing everything they can to provide relief. Anthony Melesurgo, the Bound Brook boys basketball coach formed the 2021 ...

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UNION, N.J. -- They say defense wins championships, and so the Franklin High School girls basketball turned it on late on the defensive side of the ball as the Warriors defeated Randolph, 41-29, in the NJSIAA Group 4 semifinals on Wednesday night at Union High. Franklin (24-5), ranked No. 18 in ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Marcus Estevez placed in fourth place at 285 pounds at the 2020 New Jersey State Individual Wrestling Championships at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday. The third-seeded senior made it all the way to the third-place bout where he was pinned by top-seeded Bardhyl ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Franklin High School girls basketball team, the defending state Tournament of Champions winner, acted as such as the third-seeded Warriors defeated second-seeded Bayonne, 69-42, in the semifinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament on Saturday. Franklin, which is ...

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SOMERSET/WARREN, N.J. -- The Franklin High School boys and girls basketball teams both played in the quarterfinals of their respective states tournaments on Thursday. The third-seeded girls, who are ranked No. 18 in the latest NJ.com Top 20 poll, defeated 11th-seeded Hunterdon Central, 38-25, at ...

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- Franklin High School wrestler Marcus Estevez won the Region 5 285-pound championship inside his home gym on Saturday. Estevez will join 220-pound teammate, Nnamdi James, who took fourth at his weight, in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall from March 5-7 at the NJSIAA Individual ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls basketball team upended two-time reigning champion Franklin, 51-47, in overtime in the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament on Thursday night at Franklin. Third-seeded Watchung Hills (20-4), which is ranked No. 20 in the latest NJ.com Top 20, won ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin High School boys and girls basketball teams both defeated Bridgewater-Raritan on Tuesday night. For the girls, Franklin (10-3) used a big fourth quarter offensively and defensively to pull out a 44-31 victory on the road. Trailing 29-27 after three quarters, the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Those who believed Franklin High School’s girls’ basketball team was at the end of their long run may want to rethink. The Warriors aren’t going anywhere. In fact, Franklin has picked up steam as the season arrives at the mid-season mark. The Warriors won their third straight ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin boys and girls basketball teams split with Hunterdon Central on the hardwood on Tuesday. The girls convincingly defeated the Red Devils at home, 48-20, while the boys fell on the road in a close contest, 62-54. In Somerset, coach Audrey Taylor’s squad (7-3) won their ...

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- The Franklin High School wrestling team won all three of its matches during a home quad meet on Saturday. Franklin defeated Bridgewater-Raritan 34-29, Union, 55-13, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 40-30. Ziad Mahmoud, Jaden Williams, Justin Vargas, Isaiah Breedy, and Marcus ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Warriors had a nice bounce-back game following a Tuesday night loss with a big win over Hillsborough at Franklin High School Thursday night.  Franklin (7-5) started the game with a quick 4-0 lead against Hillsborough (4-6) in the opening minutes of the first quarter and never ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. -- Franklin High School wrestling saw two grapplers win titles at their respective weights and the Warriors took fifth place as a team at the Somerset County Tournament Saturday at Hillsborough High. Franklin tallied 96 points, a six-point improvement from taking sixth with 89 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A good start and solid finish were good enough for the Franklin High girls’ basketball team Tuesday night. The Warriors ended a two-game losing streak with a 47-35 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan. The Warriors, coming off losses to Gill St. Bernards and Trenton Catholic, improved ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Some in the crowd at Thursday night’s Gill St. Bernards-Franklin boys game in Somerset were likely surprised that the Knights had lost two games. A non-public School state power for years the Knights aren’t experienced with ‘rebound’ games. But the  Knights -  ranked No. 7 in the ...

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NEWTON, N.J. -- The Franklin High School boys basketball team made the hour trip up to Newton, N.J. in Sussex County to play in the Route 206 Challenge, a holiday hoops tournament, over the last few days. Franklin (4-1) played three games -- against Hanover Park, host Newton, and Roxbury -- and ...

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HAMILTON, N.J. -- The holiday season is a time for presents and family, but it’s also a time for high school hoops tournaments all across the state of New Jersey. This past weekend, the Franklin girls basketball team participated in the ESCIT Tournament held at Trenton Catholic and the Warriors ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Warriors opened the season on the road Friday night by avenging three losses to Hunterdon Central last season. The Warriors had a similar, perhaps more daunting test Monday afternoon at home. The Warriors matched defending North 2 Group III champ Colonia for the bulk of the ...

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- Continuing where they left off last winter, the Franklin High School girls basketball team is 2-0 thanks to wins at Hunterdon Central and home against Haddonfield. The Warriors, ranked No. 8 in the preseason NJ.com Top 20, defeated the Red Devils, 57-31, and the Bulldawgs, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – It is officially basketball season in 2019-20 in the Garden State, and the Warriors opened up its new campaign at Franklin High School with a win over Hunterdon Central Friday night.  The 65-59 victory was especially sweet because the Warriors fell to Hunterdon Central three times ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Warriors (9-0) handed the Plainfield Cardinals (7-1) its first loss of the season with an impressive 42-14 win in the Big Central Middle School Championship Game at Franklin High School Wednesday night.  Many of the players have been playing together for a few years, and hope ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Warriors rolled over Piscataway 38-0 on the road to give the team a perfect 8-0 regular season and a ticket to its first Middle School Championship game at Franklin High School next Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 pm. "Our team's 8-0 season is not a mistake," FMS Coach, Blair Wilson ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Middle School Warriors crushed Elizabeth 28-6, while playing on Franklin High School's field Thursday afternoon.  FMS standout Running Back Romeo Carmen-King put on another offensive clinic scoring two touchdowns for the Warriors. His first was on a 50-yard pass ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Warriors were stunned last night in a late-game comeback that saw Old Bridge capitalize on a Franklin turnover in the fourth quarter to turn the tide of the game in the Knights’ favor. The 32-33 home loss brings the Warriors to 2-6 on the season. Leading by 11 points with 11 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Warriors topped East Brunswick 26-20 on the road Thursday afternoon to remain undefeated at 6-0. Powered by strong defense and solid special team play, the Warriors were able to stay a step ahead of East Brunswick in what Franklin Middle School Coach Blair Wilson called ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Warriors defeated North Brunswick 20-0 at home to remain undefeated at 5-0.  Romeo Carmen-King powered the offense with a solid rushing campaign scoring all three of the Warriors touchdowns with a 20, 30, and 50-yard run. Franklin Middle School Coach, Blair Wilson said ...

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LACEY, NJ - The Warriors remain undefeated after beating Lacey 25-14 Saturday morning.  The Warriors jumped out to a quick lead following an 80-yard touchdown run on four downs and 37-yards for a first.   Following a three and out, Lacey was forced to punt to Nyarri Stallings who returned the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hunterdon Central got off to a quick start drawing first blood off a 75-yard run on the first offensive play of the game, but the Warriors scored three unanswered touchdowns to come away with an emotional first win, at Franklin High School Friday night.  "It was a great team win, ...

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