Sports

October 31, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Immaculata Boy’s Soccer, led by Coach Dominic Rice, wrapped up the 2018 regular season with their first ever Skylands Conference Mountain Division title.  Their record was 12-4-1 overall and 10-2 in the conference. The historic season was capped off with a conference win over ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Hillsborough Raiders broke a four-game losing streak at home, led by Sean Levonaitis who scored 4 TDs in Friday night’s 41-6 win over Watchung Hills Regional High School. The Raiders scored a defensive TD in the first quarter when Tawe Tawe recovered a fumble in the end ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Hillsborough High School football team lost its fourth game in a row Friday night, 21-14 to the Linden Tigers. The Raiders are now 3-4, having won their first three games in a row; The Tigers improved their record to 7-1. The Raiders' offense was led by quarterback Tom ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls soccer team recorded their ninth shut out this season on Tuesday’s senior night game with Hillsborough, 4-0. Jessica Carrieri, Kelly Fitzgerald, and Julia Heilberg scored on assists from Chloe Ferreira and Arianna Valenti. Fitzgerald scored twice. Kaylee ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has named Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerrythe 2018 Joe Klein Executive of the Year. The Somerset Patriots also received the Ken Shepard Award For Promotional Excellence for the second consecutive ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Two football standouts from Somerset County have been nominated to receive the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and the National Football League NY Giants. Tom Zdroik, a member of the Hillsborough High School football ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced Tuesday that shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez and relief pitcher Mike Antonini have been named to the 2018 Post-Season All-Star Team. Rodriguez earns this selection after completing his second season with the Somerset Patriots.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The offensive unit of the Hillsborough Raiders football team spent most iof its time on the sidelines Friday night as the Phillipsburg Stateliners dominated the game on both sides of the ball. The final score was Phillipsburg 56, Hillsborough 6 -- with the Raiders lone score ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gary Bury is the new Immaculata Spartans Softball Coach. Bringing an impressive background to the Spartan position, Coach Bury started The Central Jersey Fillies Organization in 2009 with the philosophy that “our 'team' truly puts the girls first.” The goal was to provide a ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge football team has swept its first four games of the season, and Friday night the Red Devils swept past Hillsborough in a literal sense. Junior fullback Christian Sweeney rushed for 241 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries, with many of those yards coming on a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jim McFarland has been selected as the High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2018 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). McFarland is responsible for the implementation of the Hillsborough High School’s Raider Strength and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A land exchange authorized by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has resulted in another 19-plus acres added to the county’s successful farmland preservation program and paved the way for construction of a privately owned indoor-outdoor sports complex. Somerset ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge football team, out to its best start in five seasons, will be challenged by a high-scoring and dangerous Hillsborough team when the two square off Friday at 7 p.m. at Ridge High School. Undefeated Ridge (3-0) can go a long way toward solidifying its standing in the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Weather permitting, Thursday’s 6 p.m. ground breaking ceremony for the 220,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor APEX Sports Complex will feature the requisite ceremonial shovels, hard hats and smiling politicians, but next week it gets real. APEX owner Gregg Wilke expects heavy ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County Freeholders, Township officials, local sports teams and families will join project developer Gregg Wilke to break ground for the APEX Sports & Events complex Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be at the eastern end of Mountain View Park, located ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough HS football team couldn’t have played more completely different halves Friday night. But unfortunately for the Raiders, their electric second half still wasn’t enough to overcome a stale and lackluster first.  Twice in the final 13 minutes, Hillsborough ...

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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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