Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result

December 11, 2017


ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from ...

NJSIAA Approves Overhaul of Football Playoff Format

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A major overhaul to the state’s high school football playoffs and seeding system was approved by the NJSIAA’s member schools at their annual business meeting on Monday.

Public school football programs throughout the state will play to a two-champion per group tournament, which amounts to one game more than what is currently played.

Traditional ...

State Champs: Somerville Rallies Late to Defeat Rumson-Fair Haven, 20-15; Claim Central, Group 3 Title

PISCATAWAY, NJ — When Somerville found itself trailing on the scoreboard for the first time all night and had only three minutes left to reclaim the lead, it didn’t press. 

Instead, quarterback Jalahn Dabney took control of the game, and carried Somerville through a state-title winning three-minute drill. 

With his legs and arm, Dabney led the Pioneers on a stunning ...

Somerville: NFL Players from Immaculata HS Face Off in Thanksgiving Day Game


SOMERVILLE, NJ – The traditional National Football League Thanksgiving Day game this year features a 12:30 p.m. contest between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, a game that will be of particular interest to local residents, as two graduates of Immaculata High School are on either side of the line of scrimmage.

Tashawn Bower, ’13 is a third-string 6'5", ...

Somerset Patriots Relief Pitcher Dustin Antolin Signs with Chicago White Sox

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that 2017 right-handed relief pitcher Dustin Antolin has signed with the Chicago White Sox organization. He recently completed his first season with the Patriots.

Antolin originally joined the Patriots on July 19 and provided an instant impact at the back-end of the bullpen. The former major leaguer appeared in 21 games as a reliever ...

Somerville: Immaculata Boys Soccer Advances to Sectional State Finals

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Immaculata High School boys soccer made history Tuesday, beating Trenton Catholic by a score of 1-0 to advance to the Sectional State Finals for the first time in the school's history.

Trenton put forth a gallant effort in trying to upset the 3rd seeded Spartans, but Immaculata’s defense shut down their every possession.

The Spartans defense has not conceded a ...

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