Sports

September 8, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — With a stellar offensive line and a dominant rushing game, Hillsborough has the makings for a breakout season this year. Despite having one of the toughest schedules in New Jersey, the Raiders are going to be contenders every week, and Friday night, sent a major statement ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ  - Field goal kicker Franklin Wasserman split the uprights as the clock ran out to cap off a back-and-forth 27-25 win for the Hillsborough Raiders over Colonia High School  in the opening game of the season for the two teams. The Hillsborough junior booted the game-winner from 38 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Second-year Hillsborough High School girls soccer coach Lennaert Bitter looks at last season as a learning experience, not only himself, but the team as well. Bitter, who has been coaching youth soccer players for the last 20-plus years, both in the United States and abroad, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Hillsborough High School football team kicks off the 2018 season with a road game at Colonia on Thursday, Aug. 30. The Raiders, coached by Kevin Carty Jr., finished 6-4 last year, falling to South Brunswick, 42-7, in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 5 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host New York Giants legend Mark Bavaro on Wednesday, Aug. 29th at TD Bank Ballpark. Bavaro will be at the 7:05 pm game against the Road Warriors to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, participate in an exclusive Meet & Greet in the Diamond Club, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It was an unusual start to a chess match, a game of cat-and-mouse that unfolded away from the board - a 30-minute pursuit of the challenger by his mentor who had taught him the game as a youngster in elementary school more than 20 years ago. Today,they are colleagues, both ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Graduating Hillsborough High School seniors Anthony Donnadio and Kevin Faulkner were honored by the Township Committee earlier this month for their achievements as members of the school's wrestling team. Donnadio will be attend Kutztown University in the fall on a wrestling ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Central New Jersey lawmakers, joined by their legislative colleagues, gathered in the Statehouse last week to honor the achievements of Somerville High School student althletes and their 2017-18 championship seasons. State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  -  Jared Burchette, a township resident and longtime Kart racer at the age of 18, won the Formula 125 Kart race at Englishtown Raceway in Old Bridge earlier this month, honoring his friend and classmate, Chris Koll, who lost a long battle with leukemia just prior to high school ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Junior Raiders in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades received Academic Achievement award certificates for achieving straight A grades  in the 3rd marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Honoring these students on their academic achievements encourages ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Multiple members of the Somerville High School and Hillsborough High School football programs played in the sixth annual Basilone Bowl at Bridgewater-Raritan on Thursday night. Hillsborough’s Noah Quick, Charles Amankwaa, Matt Moore, Tyler Boatwright, Isaiah Black, and Ryan ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - William Gillette, a sophomore at Hillsborough High School, was the first place finisher at the 2018 Somerset County YMCA Hillsborough Hop 5k Run held Saturday, June 2nd. On what turned out to be a sunny, but very humid, morning the 16-year-old bested the field of more than 750 ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Had there been more tread on the front tire of Colleen Gulick's bicycle, Laura Van Gilder might not have won her record-setting fifth Tour of Somerville. Side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel, Van Gilder, 54, won by the narrowest of margins in the Mildred Kugler 25-mile Women's Pro ...

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  BOUND BROOK, NJ - Laura Van Gilder of Cresco, Pa. sprinted away from a three-rider breakaway to win the 20-mile women’s race at the Bound Brook Criterium today, a prelude to Monday’s 75th Tour of Somerville. Masha Schneider of Guttenberg, NJ was second and Dori Buckenthal of Glenwood, Maryland ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Van Gilder, 54-year-old cycling champion from Cresco, Pa., will return to defend her title at the 75th annual Tour of Somerville on Memorial Day, attempting an unprecedented fifth win in the 25-mile women's race, just one of several races that begin at 10:30 a.m.. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (10-3) defeated the Road Warriors (4-8) 6-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening. The Road Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a double play. Somerset answered immediately, tying the game on a sacrifice fly by Endy Chavez and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (9-3) defeated the Road Warriors (4-8) 7-6 in the second game of a day-night double header at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The Road Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning on two errors. Somerset cut the lead in half with a run ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (8-3) defeated the Road Warriors (4-7) 4-3 in the first game of a day-night double header at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon. With the game tied in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Patriots scored three runs on consecutive two-out singles by ...

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BrRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Road Warriors (4-6) shut out the Somerset Patriots (7-3) 3-0 at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday evening. The Road Warriors took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Edwin Gomez and an RBI single by Jorge Fernandez-Diaz. Melvin Rodriguez’s solo ...

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WARREN, NJ - Chris Clintock netted a hat trick and two assists to lead the Watchung Hills boys lacrosse team over Hillsborough on Monday in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA tournament, 9-3. Joe Rica scored twice and Anthony DeNave, Jack Taub,  TJ Pecoraro and  Chris Susogolu each scored one ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed right-handed pitcher Kyle Davies, an eight-year veteran of Major League Baseball. His last appearance in the Big Leagues was with the Yankees on April 12, 2015, when he came on in relief and pitched 2.1 innings of shut out baseball, ...

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  SUGAR LAND, Texas - The Somerset Patriots (7-2) carried a season high in both hits and runs into a 13-10 victory over the Sugar Land Skeeters (7-2) Sunday afternoon at Constellation Field. The Skeeters took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on back-to-back RBI doubles from Barrett ...

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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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  SUGAR LAND, Texas - The Somerset Patriots (6-2) held off a late rally from the Sugar Land Skeeters (7-1) Saturday night for a 7-6 win at Constellation Field. “It is always tough to get a that first win against a team that had not lost yet this year,” said Patriots manager Brett Jodie. “It ...

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SUGAR LAND, Texas -  The Somerset Patriots (5-2) late rally fell short Friday night in a 5-3 loss to the Sugar Land Skeeters (7-0) at Constellation Field. The Skeeters opened up the scoring in the bottom of the second inning on a two-out RBI single to right-center off the bat of Kyle Kubitza.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (5-1) were walk off winners for the fourth time in the team’s first six games, defeating the Long Island Ducks (3-3) 6-5 in 11 innings at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening. With two out in the bottom of the 11th inning, Endy Chavez singled, advanced to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Aaron Dudley’s walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning led the Somerset Patriots (4-1) to a 7-6 win over the Long Island Ducks (3-2) at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. It was Somerset's third walk off win in the team's first 5 games. Down 5-1 after the third ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Pedro Borbon's 2-run homer over the right field fence in the bottom of the 7th inning brought the Somerset Patriots within 2 runs of tying the Long Island Ducks, but the team fell short by a final score of 6-4 at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday evening. The Ducks jumped out to a ...

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