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February 19, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Acting to address the increased risk of opioid abuse among high school athletes, the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association have forged a new partnership to educate student ...

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VERNON, NJ - Hundreds of athletes from throughout New Jersey are competing in the  Special Olympics New Jersey 2019 Winter Games  today and tomorrow in northern New Jersey, including two athletes from Hillsborough. Joontae Hwang and Jeffrey Monahan will both be competing in three events – ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Registration is open for all age categories in the Hillsborough Baseball League, from Tee Ball to Majors and Babe Ruth, with the draft for all teams to be held on Friday, Feb. 8. Most teams will play two games each week at the sprawling Mountain View Park sports complex ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- But he can’t score. Three days after Princeton wrestling coach Chris Ayers said that Rutgers 149-pounder Anthony Ashnault couldn’t score on the Tigers’ Matt Kolodzik, Ashnault, who is ranked No. 2 at the weight, defeated No. 1 Kolodzik by major decision. Ashnault’s triumph ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Girls Basketball team defeated Hillsborough on Senior Night Wednesday, 55-33. The Warriors led all game and took a 28-14 lead into the half. Alexa Santo scored 13 points, and McKenna Frey, Bella DiSturco and Caitlin Bonnesen each had 8 points. Jayden Baltuch ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan pulled away in the fourth quarter to put the finishing touches on a 50-36 boys basketball victory over Hillsborough on Thursday. John Sibiga scored 15 points for the Panthers, who led, 32-27, after three quarters before outscoring Hillsborough, 18-9, in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed Atlantic League All-Star outfielder Justin Pacchioli for the 2019 season. “I couldn’t be more excited to be able to put the Patriots jersey back on again this year,” said Pacchioli. “We still have a lot to accomplish with a great group of ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ -  Immaculata High School will welcome its sixth Hall of Fame class during an induction ceremony on March 21 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ with a gala reception highlighted by a video presentation, remarks by the inductees or their representatives, and a ...

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SOMERSET PATRIOTS SIGN NEW JERSEY NATIVE JAMES PUGLIESE   BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed of right-handed pitcher James Pugliese for the 2019 season. His rights were acquired in a trade with the York Revolution for the rights to infielder Nate Coronado. “I’m really ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed 2018 Atlantic League left-handed pitcher Luis Cruz for the 2019 season. “I am very happy to be able to play with the Somerset Patriots this season,” said Cruz. “I will do everything in my power to help this team win.” Cruz enters his first ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, June 9. Four members of the 1969 World Series Championship team will be in attendance to be honored down on the field during the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed left-handed pitcher and 2018 Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star Mike Antonini for the 2019 season. “I’m grateful to be back with the Patriots for another season,” said Antonini. “I look forward to contributing in any way I can to help ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- There are few, if any, basketball teams in the Skyland Conference that are giving as many significant varsity minutes to two freshmen as Ridge is. There may not be many in all of North Jersey that have two ninth-graders playing more significant roles. "If you had told me in ...

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Bridgewater, NJ - Atlantic League All-Star shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez has signed a contract and will return to the Somerset Patriots for a third straight season in 2019. He is the first player signed by the Patriots for the upcoming season, which begins April 26 at TD Bank Ballpark. “I’m ...

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WARREN, NJ - Michael Bressler and Jack Dwyer led the Warriors with 14 points apiece as Watchung Hills defeated Hillsborough on Tuesday, 47-34. Chad Martini added 10 points for the Warriors.  “Happy to escape with a win,” said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. “We travel to North Hunterdon where ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots 2018 coaching staff - Glen Barker,Third Base/ Hitting; Jon Hunton Pitching Coach/ Director of Baseball Operations and Fox Beyer, a volunteer Assistant Coach will return for the 2019 season. “Around the turn of the new year, every year, I find myself ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Alexandra DeGaris of Hillsborough has been named Immaculata High School’s new Girls Lacrosse coach. A recent graduate of Rowan University - a Division III program - and a 2015 graduate of Hillsborough HS where she was a standout player, DeGaris holds double degrees in Education ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Alexandra DeGaris of Hillsborough has been named Immaculata High School’s new Girls Lacrosse coach. A recent graduate of Rowan University - a Division III program - and a 2015 graduate of Hillsborough HS where she was a standout player, DeGaris holds double degrees in Education ...

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HILLSBOROUGH - The Township Committee honored the undefeated Hillsborough High School Girls' Gymnastics Team at a recent meeting. The team was led by Coaches Beth Murrin and Sarah Pallay. Team members included Jordyn Bell, Kaitlyn Dundorf, Clare Hanlon, Renee Kinzler, Meghan Kurz, Kayla Kwinta, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County championship Hillsborough High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team was honored recently by the Township Committee. Mayor Gloria McCauley and members of the Township Committee awarded the team and coaches a plaque at a recent meeting in recognition of their ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jamarques Lawrence scored the first points of this intriguing Union County-Skyland Conference matchup on a deep three-pointer 50 seconds into the game.  It was fitting that the game’s first bucket belonged to Plainfield’s 6-foot freshman guard, because the afternoon belonged ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan boys basketball team saw Hillsborough pull away in the fourth quarter for a 58-41 victory Thursday night. Hillsborough (1-2) led, 37-36, after three quarters before finishing the game with a 21-8 kick in the final quarter. Allen Holmon led the Raiders ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan girls basketball team came through with their first victory of the season, 32-28, at home Thursday night. Meghan Ball was the leading scorer of the game with 12 points. The Panthers (1-2) overcame a 15-7 halftime deficit by outscoring Hillsborough, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — From the opening tip-off Friday night against Gill-St. Bernard’s, the Hillsborough boys’ basketball team will be challenged all season against some of the strongest competition in the state.  And for a relatively inexperienced team, that can sometimes appear to be a daunting ...

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