Sports

May 11, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school ball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Luis Gil, one of the NY Yankees top pitching prospects, will be on the mound as opening day starter Tuesday night at TD Bank Ballpark for the Somerset Patriots as they begin their tenure as the Yankees AA minor league affiliate, hosting the Harrisburg Senators at 7:05 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  New Jersey’s three affiliated Minor League Baseball teams will all open their seasons May 4th with home games in what will be a truly historic night for baseball in the state. In Trenton, the Thunder will play the first Triple-A Game in New Jersey in 60 years when they host ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Bridgewater-Raritan boys tennis team won its second match of the season, 3-2, over Hillsborough Friday afternoon. The Panthers swept their three singles matchups. Eric He was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Arul Gupta at first singles. Syd Byreddy took the second singles match ...

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated.   NEW YORK- Mike Ford, who grew up in Belle Mead and honed his skills as a pitcher and infielder at the Hun School and Princeton University before signing a professional contract with the New York Yankees, has returned to the Major League club for ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior forward Amirah Ali recorded the ninth golden goal of her career to lift Rutgers women's soccer (7-2-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) to a 1-0, double-overtime victory over Michigan State (1-10-1, 1-9-1 Big Ten) in Thursday's opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Freshman Allison ...

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BELLE MEAD. NJ - May Tieu ,19, who competes with the Premier Fencing Club of Princeton has added another title to her already impressive resume as she was named the women’s foil Junior World Champion on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. A member of the Winning Cadet World silver and Junior World team ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — In a competition between two teams that had not lost a meet yet, the Hunterdon Central girls swim team came away with a 91-79 victory over Hillsborough on Tuesday. Alexandra Somers, Monica Wintermute, Delaney Klaus and Gabi Hughes of Hunterdon Central combined to win the 200 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission will open the Green Knoll Tennis Center and Colonial Park Tennis courts for personal, league, and instructional use for the 2021 season from March 27 to October 22. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern Section recently named ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - 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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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For the first time since 1983, Rutgers men's basketball was victorious in an NCAA Tournament game. Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991, the No. 10 seeded Scarlet Knights performed on the big stage, defeating No. 7 seed Clemson by a final score of 60-56 at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – March Madness is setting in across New Jersey. And no place is going to celebrate Rutgers’ first appearance in the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament since 1991 like New Brunswick. Restaurant and bar owners are getting ready for students, alumni and even a smattering of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers men's basketball team is heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years. RU (15-11) was placed as the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region and will face No. 7 Clemson University during the tournament in Indianapolis. The game will be Friday. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – On March 4, Bridgewater-Raritan returned to Hillsborough for a rematch of a 60-49 contest won by the Raiders on their home floor Feb. 23. Two nights following a 26-point fourth quarter in a 66-54 loss at Bound Brook, the Panthers rode this momentum towards a fast start at ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Although absent the big runs and the breathtaking pace of some of its victories this season, Bernards nonetheless gutted out a 49-41 boys basketball victory over Hillsborough in the quarterfinal round of the Skyland Conference divisional tournament Tuesday night. The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — The Ridge ice hockey team returned to action after a long layoff with an 8-1 victory over Hillsborough Monday afternoon. It was the first game Ridge (6-1) has played since a 6-1 victory over Pingry on Feb. 13. Monday was also Senior Day. Honored before the game were Ridge ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills boys and girls both topped Hillsborough on Thursday with three players scoring more than 20 points. Chad Martini and Elijah Lewis each scored 23 points to lead Watchung Hills over Hillsborough in Warren, 85-39. Trevor Bokach added  13 points, 11 assists and five ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Watchung Hills Icemen defeated Hillsborough at Flemington Ice on Wednesday, 3-1. Peter Messineo scored all three goals on assists from Gio Falk, Nic Azzarello, Dan Gallant and Ryan Getzoff. Nate Joglekar had 29 saves in goal for the win. Nolan Collison scored for ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has eased restrictions on the number of people permitted to attend indoor and outdoor sporting events, religious gatherings and other entertainment events. The changes go into effect immediately. - Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have released their 2021 season schedule. Opening Day on Tuesday, May 4th will mark Somerset’s debut as a Major League-affiliated team and member of the Double-A Northeast League. “Each step closer to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Ernie Seubert, 1952 winner of the Tour of Somerville and 1974 inductee to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the age of 91. He had been living in his hometown of Monroe. Seubert was a passionate supporter of the U.S. Bicycling Hall ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills took the early lead on Saturday but Hillsborough went ahead in the second quarter and never trailed again, defeating the Warriors, 80-68 for its first victory of the season. Morgan Hodorowski led the Raiders with 23 points while Olivia Gaspar and Tanya Shah pitched in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy 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 waiting for. I'm signing ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have been assigned to the Double-A Northeast League by Major League Baseball. “This is a historic day for the Somerset Patriots,” said Patrick McVerry, team President/General Manager. “We are proud to begin ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots officially signed Major League Baseball’s Professional Development License prior to Wednesday’s deadline, formally accepting an invitation from the New York Yankees to become the team’s new Double-A affiliate. The PDL represents a 10-year agreement that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers football team will open the 2021 season with a home date with Temple and then rekindle a dormant rivalry with Syracuse the following week. The Scarlet Knights will commence their 2021 season at SHI Stadium on Sept. 4, according to the schedule released by the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night in the National Football League's 55th championship game in Florida, a game that traditionally draws the attention of law enforcement agencies throughout the country. That includes ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The iconic Tour of Somerville, the oldest bicycle race in the country, is rescheduling the 2021 race from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. One of the most prestigious races in the country, the Tour of Somerville was forced to cancel the 2020 race due to the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin High School girls basketball team defeated Hillsborough, 52-41, in the 2021 season opener for both teams on Wednesday night in Somerset, while the Franklin boys team also topped the Raiders at Hillsborough High School in a close 66-59 contest. The Franklin girls' ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. The regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue through at ...

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