Sports

August 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - TAPinto Piscataway went one-on-one with Piscataway native, Elijah Barnwell at Rutgers football media day this past Sunday. In an interview with Chris Nalwasky, Barnwell discussed his progress at training camp and coming back from a torn ACL. He also explained how he hopes to see ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of training camp for the Rutgers football team at the beginning of August, there were a few notable position changes. But none were more eye opening and drastic than redshirt freshman Elijah Barnwell switching from offense to defense, from running back to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin High School junior Mario Heslop, a standout track and field athlete, received commendations from the Franklin Township Council earlier this month for his extraordinary athletic achievements. Councilman Carl Wright and Mayor Phillip Kramer added the commendation to the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Two local Amateur Athletic Union teams playing for Team Miller traveled to Indianapolis this weekend and came back champions, according to team organizers.  Both teams feature players from here and neighboring towns. This year, the 8th and 10th-grade teams won its division at the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Come out this weekend and root for the home team. Fresh off a huge win the Franklin Township Baseball League (FTBL), 11U district team advanced to the States Tournament this weekend. The tournament will be held at the Hazlet Baseball Complex located at 94 Hazlet Ave., Hazlet, NJ ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - May X, 2018: Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and before you plan your three-day weekend, why not start right here, in Franklin Township.  Franklin Township Baseball League (FTBL) invites the public to attend the annual Home Run Derby and All-Star Games on ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Cloudy skies and heavy downpours could not stop nearly 100 student-athletes from showing off their skills while gaining valuable exposure to college coaches, during a Let'em Play Football Camp. Student-athletes in grades 6 through 11, from Franklin and surrounding towns, gathered ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Memorial Day weekend will mark the 75th anniversary of the longest-running bike race in the country.  Since 1940, Memorial Day in Somerville, New Jersey has become synonymous with the Tour of Somerville. Dubbed the “Kentucky Derby of Cycling,” the classic attracts over 1,000 ...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Readers of these reports have come to realize that I'm a racing fan. I like horses. I like the thrill of horse racing. I realize that gambling on horse racing is what makes the sport go. But, I prefer to leave the gambling to those who enjoy it for its own sake. However, ...

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WARREN, NJ -  The Watchung Hills Warriors’ baseball and softball teams had mixed results in in their matchups against the Franklin Warriors on Thursday. Max Parrone threw a five-hit shutout to lift the Franklin baseball team to a 2-0 win over Watchung Hills in Warren. In his first varsity ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-hand pitcher Scott Copeland’s contract has been purchased by the New York Mets. He is expected to report to Double-A Binghamton. The 6’3” righty broke into the big leagues in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays. That year, Copeland ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - And so it begins. The Somerset Patriots open their quest for a sixth Atlantic League championship Tuesday, with players arriving at TD Ballpark for the first day of Spring Training 2018. The Patriots’ spring roster is stocked with several players – primarily pitchers - that ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - After a one-week postponement due to inclement weather, the Franklin Township Baseball League had a sunny warm spring day on Saturday to hold their 65th annual Opening Day parade and ceremony at the Mickey James FTBL Complex. The public was invited to attend the annual parade and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots signed right-handed pitcher David Palladino for the 2018 season following open tryouts at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday. Palladino enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 6’8” righty spent the first five years ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The new date for the 65th Franklin Township Baseball League’s (FTBL) Opening Day Parade and Celebration is set for Saturday, April 14, 2018, and the public is invited to come down to the Mickey James FTBL Complex to support our youth as they kickoff what will be a fun, and exciting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed 2017 Atlantic League All-Star left-handed pitcher Chase Huchingson for the 2018 season. His rights were acquired in a trade with the York Revolution in exchange for the rights to right-handed pitcher Mitch Atkins. “I am very excited to be a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Once again, Mother Nature has really thrown a curve ball for the Franklin Township Baseball League’s (FTBL) Opening Day Parade and Celebration, which was to be held this coming Saturday, April 7. This makes it the third straight year that opening day festivities have been postponed ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed five-year Major League outfielder Julio Borbon for the 2018 season. “This is something that I am really excited about,” said Borbon. “A lot of my former teammates have said great things about Somerset and the league. I am very excited to ...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ - With just a few weeks until Opening Day, Franklin Township Baseball League (FTBL) is preparing for its annual Opening Day celebration featuring the FTBL parade followed by the opening ceremony. April 7th marks FTBL’s 65th Opening Day celebration. The day will kickoff with a parade ...

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TRENTON, NJ - This time, Franklin couldn't quite scale the mountain. For the second consecutive year, in a rematch of last year's NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final against Manasquan, the Lady Warriors girls basketball team found itself trailing by double digits in the first half. But ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  -The owner of a proposed 40-acre indoor/outdoor sports facility on Mountain View Road has begun the approval process and is optimistic that work on the project will begin by summer. Gregg Wilke, developer and owner of the Apex Sports & Events facility, also owns the HRC Gym ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Nothing came easily for the Franklin girls basketball team Wednesday night. The Warriors' first-round matchup in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions against Old Tappan was a physical grind from start to finish, but in the end, third-seeded Franklin advanced with a 56-45 victory ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ — State titles aren’t supposed to come that easily.  But when a team carries arguably the nation’s best girls’ basketball player and a squad full of the state’s best public school 'ballers, all bets are off.  The Lady Warriors and star guard Diamond Miller weren’t fazed one bit ...

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UNION -- Franklin’s Diamond Miller and West Orange’s Mya Bembry were the star attractions as the two highly-touted juniors battled each other on the hardwood as the Warriors, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, faced the No. 10 Mountaineers in the Group 4 semifinals Friday night at Union High. Bembry ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed infielder and fan favorite Scott Kelly for the 2018 season. “I’m incredibly grateful to play for this organization,” said Kelly. “This is a place I like to call home due to the best fans. A lot of great players have been a part of this ...

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WARREN, NJ - After breezing through previous rounds of the sectional tournament with a dominance that didn't seem to entail breaking a sweat, the Franklin girls basketball team faced several steely challenges Tuesday night. Junior Diamond Miller scored 28 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and passed ...

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The Franklin Lady Warriors will square off against the Watchung Hill Lady Warriors in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 4 State Tournament finals on Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m. at Watchung Hills High School.  Franklin (20-7) will be led by junior Diamond Miller, FHS all-time scorer leader ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - What the all of Somerset County now knows about the Franklin High School girls basketball team, the rest of New Jersey is about to find out. "I do think," said Franklin coach Audrey Taylor, "that we are playing at a championship level right now." Junior guard Diamond Miller ...

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