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December 27, 2023

MONROE, NJ -- Westfield opened a seven-point lead after one quarter and went on to defeat the Franklin girls basketball team, 46-37, in the first game of the Falcon Classic at Monroe High School. Iyanna Cotten led Franklin (2-3) with 14 points. The Warriors fell behindm 15-8, after one quarter ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Aleah Sunkins scored 15 points to lead Franklin to a 47-30 girls basketball victory over Watchung Hills on Thursday night. Kayla Duncan scored 10 points for Franklin (2-2), which outscored Watchung Hills, 20-4, in the third quarter to open a 40-22 lead. Alivia Stewart added ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ -- Franklin jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first quarter on its way to a 53-35 girls basketball victory over The Ranney School on Tuesday. Iyanna Cotten scored 13 points to lead the Warriors (1-2), who led, 19-4, after a quarter and 27-11 at halftime. Alissa Myers finished ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Franklin boys basketball team held off a fourth-quarter charge by Plainfield for its first victory of the season, 54-50, on Saturday. Cam Brown scored 13 points for Franklin (1-1), which carried a 39-27 lead into the fourth quarter before the Cardinals mounted a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Franklin kept it close against one of Somerset County's premier teams before Rutgers Prep prevailed, 53-49, in the boys' basketball opener for both teams on Thursday. Andrew Kretkowski, who grabbed 10 rebounds, and Jacob Canton scored 15 points apiece for Rutgers Prep, which led, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Franklin High School boys basketball team will open its season Thursday night at home against highly regarded Rutgers Prep at 7 p.m. Kashiff Foster. who was an assistant coach at Franklin three years ago, takes over as the Warriors' head coach after the team went 17-11 last ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Three members of the Franklin High School football team have been selected to the Big Central Conference National Silver Division first team for 2023. Joe Nwachukwu, Jeff Shea and Ethan Villa of Franklin all were named to the division's first team in a vote of the conference's ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A record number of runners have signed up in advance for The Somerville Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. Jason, Kraska, race director, said 1.208 runners are already registered. He expects there will be even more entrants based on the phone calls he has fielded asking about ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A large group of family, friends and key people in the life of Franklin High School girl's star basketball player Iyanna Cotten gathered outside the William E. Westfield gymnasium Tuesday evening for a special FHS Athletics Signing and Commitment Day. Cotten was celebrated for her ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Franklin girls soccer team lost, 3-0, to Westfield Monday in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 tournament. Ella Cadigan scored two goals and Brooke Morrison had one goal for top-seeded Westfield (14-1), which led, 2-0, at halftime. Westfield will ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Franklin football team ended its regular season with a five-game losing streak, but the Warriors were given new life in the NJSIAA Regional Consolation Playoff. Franklin went on the road and defeated Trenton, 14-7, Thursday night, snapping its losing streak and keeping its ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Franklin girls soccer team advanced in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 tournament with a 2-0 victory over Newark East Side on Thursday. Sophia Ziegler and Arden Gray scored the goals for the Warriors (8-7-2). Nora Shitemi assisted on one of the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -- An upstart Franklin girls soccer team gave highly ranked Hunterdon Central all it could handle before the Red Devils escaped with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday. Lexi Dendis scored in the second half with an assist from Lila Parente to give Hunterdon Central (13-3-2) the lead. Meg ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Victoria Osinski scored two goals and assisted on one to lead Franklin to a 4-0 field hockey victory over North Plainfield on Saturday. Emily Navelli and Cindy Lam scored one goal each for the Warriors, who led, 2-0, at the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Franklin scored a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- Franklin scored three goals in the first half on its way to a 4-0 girls soccer victory over Gov. Livingston of Berkeley Heights on Saturday. Sinai Kelliehan scored two goals for the Warriors (7-6-1) and Rayne Davis and Andrea Ayona-Ramos each netted one goal. Nicole Udernauth, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Franklin field hockey team scored goals in the second and third periods and went on to defeat Piscataway, 2-0, on Wednesday. Cindy Lam scored one goal and assisted on the other, by Dalena Lam, for the Warriors. Olivia Nayak had the assist on Cynthia Lam's goal. Franklin ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- North Plainfield scored two goals in each half en route to a 4-0 boys soccer victory over Franklin on Tuesday. David Gallegos Santibanez scored two goals for the Canucks (10-3-3) and Erick Bonilla had two assists. Kevin Romero Paredes and Xavier Toapanta Procel also ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- R.J. Hart passed for three touchdowns to lead Hunterdon Central to a 35-0 football victory over Franklin on Friday night. Hart completed 8 of 11 passes for 258 yards for the Red Devils (5-3). Evan Amato caught three passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns and Jakob Saus had a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Franklin girls tennis team won every individual set en route to a 5-0 victory over Immaculata on Thursday. Franklin improved its record to 5-8. Immaculata is 4-8. FIRST SINGLES: Sreeja Vallabhaneni def. Jewel Davis, 6-1, 6-4. SECOND SINGLES: Anushka Raut def. Genna ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Franklin boys soccer team advanced in the preliminary round of the Somerset County Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Immaculata on Monday. Joseph Tucker broke the scoreless tie with just seconds remaining in the second half, scoring off an assist from Christopher ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Franklin football team lost its third straight game, 35-6, to Sayreville Friday night. After beating New Brunswick, 42-6, on Sept 16, the Warriors had a 2-2 record. Since then, however, they have lost, 18-7, to Edison; 50-0, to North Brunswick; and to Sayreville. The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Franklin and Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie on Saturday. After a scoreless first half, Hayden Tormasi scored for Bridgewater-Raritan (3-6-1) with an assist from Reese Reimann. Franklin (4-5-2), playing to a second tied result of the week, got a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- The Franklin girls soccer team battled undefeated Immaculata to a 0-0 tie Thursday afternoon. Mailyn Cevada of Franklin (4-5-1) kept a clean sheet, saving all nine shots that Immaculata attempted on goal. Immaculata's record is 8-0-2. Franklin is 3-1-1 in its last five ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Baseball League's 14U team was honored by the council during Tuesday's meeting.    The Franklin Warriors were the first team in the 70-year history of the league to make it to the Babe Ruth League World Series. Councilman James Vassanella and Councilman ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Long-time Thanksgiving Day rivals, the Piscataway Chiefs and the Franklin Warriors, faced each other at Piscataway’s Kenny Armwood Stadium Friday in Week 3 action. Passing thunderstorms forced several delays before the opening kickoff, but that did not stop the Chiefs from ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers football (1-0, 1-0) delivered a Big Ten Conference win to open the 2023 season, defeating Northwestern (0-1, 0-1), 24-7, on Sunday afternoon in front of 53,026 fans at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet Knights scored on their first two drives and held the Wildcats scoreless the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Franklin scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 27-12 football victory over East Brunswick on opening night Friday. The Bears were still within two points early in the fourth quarter before the Warriors put the game out of reach. Franklin broke an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of amateur and professional cyclists from across the nation and around the world descended on the downtown district Sunday for the 78th annual Tour of Somerville, America's longest running bike race, often described as the Kentucky Derby of Cycling. There were a total ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - When hometown favorite Furman Kugler out-sprinted Johnny Webber of Milwaukee to win the first Tour of Somerville bike race in 1940, the event sponsor was a dairy farm, merchandise prizes were donated by town businesses and race organizer Fred “Pop” Kugler thought “maybe we’ll try ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin High School boys and girls track and field each came in second place at the Somerset County Championships on Tuesday at Hillsborough. The girls finished with 96 points while the boys tallied 79.50. Individually, the Warriors had seven, first-place winners in various ...

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