Sports

September 20, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day. Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NFL. The organization will host a two-day, virtual, diversity, bias, and cultural competence ...

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High school sports governing body responds to the unique circumstances of the 2020-21 school year ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – As it continues addressing challenges unique to the coronavirus pandemic, the NJSIAA today released updated guidelines related to transfers and spectators attending ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  “Go outside and play!” is the message that is coming from the NJSIAA, as it released its latest set of guidelines for the Return-to-Sports for the Fall of 2020.  Fall sports, with the exception of gymnastics and girls volleyball, will continue according to the current schedule, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Weeks after attending the Last Dance World Series, which concluded in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that high school sports can stay on track for a fall opening day. “Some districts have already given notice that their teams will not be playing, as is their right, and we’re ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears New Providence Green League 8U and 12U recently won the Championships held in Kenilworth.  The Bears 8U team (gold division) not only beat Cranford 9-5 but also had an undefeated season. Highlights of the game included big hits from James Beronio and Nick Squillaro.

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Nicky Pallito, 13, who will be going into eighth grade at David Brearley Middle School recently won two national titles for wrestling at the Southeast Summer Championships in South Carolina. It was a three-day event held in Myrtle Beach and Pallito won the individual titles in 12 u ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has released updated guidelines for the upcoming 2020 cross-country season. There will be no group championships or New Jersey Meet of Champions in 2020, driven by the NJSIAA’s desire to limit travel and mixing of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you thought you saw a familiar local face in Gatorade TV ads during the Red Sox-Yankees game on ESPN last name, you were right. Former Union Catholic track star and 2016 Olympic hurdler Sydney McLaughlin is featured in a current series of Gatorade ads entitled, "Ready to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy reported the daily COVID-19 figures, slammed people who attended overcrowded house parties, defended the performance of the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC), and discussed the updates to the state’s travel advisory regulations at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers football team has paused all in-person team activities and quarantined the entire program after reporting six additional positive COVID-19 cases in its latest weekly testing cycle. The team had experienced four positive tests for COVID-19 since returning to campus ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities. “All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Like millions of other American boys, Zach Lipschitz dreamed of becoming a professional ballplayer, but unlike the vast majority of them, his dream came true last week when he signed a contract with the Somerset Patriots. In doing so, Lipschitz, a 2015 graduate of ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA released its "Return to Play" guidelines on Friday, which essentially pushed back the start of the 2020 Fall Season one month while eliminating half of the rounds of the state playoffs. If there is a change in the Governor’s Road Back, Restart and Recovery Plan for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan Holloway answered questions about a pandemic, a multimillion dollar budget shortfall and more during his first news conference as Rutgers president. The news conference, however, ended on a lighter note. “If there is no football season,” one reporter asked ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA took one step closer to fall sports in 2020, with the release of the Phase I regulations by the NJSIAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Taskforce.  The task force is chaired by former NJSIAA Executive Committee president Mary Liz Ivins.  She is joined Dr. Jack Kripsak, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Low-risk competitive youth sports such as golf and tennis can resume as early as Monday as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to steer the state down the road to re-opening. Other youth sports that are considered medium or high risks of transmission of COVID-19 will be allowed to start up ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Amy Efchak, who has been the softball coach at David Brearley High School for 18 years recently went to the homes of her senior softball players to honor them by bringing gifts and taking pictures of them and their families. Efchak said, “They all seemed very happy since we could ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Due to the coronavirus pandemic five eight grade girls Sophia Palmadessa, Leah Sims, Marissa Pace, Ella LaRosa, and Frankie Licata, did not get to play their final year of middle school softball. Kenilworth Youth Softball however, would still like to honor these young ...

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NEW JERSEY - Spring sports were officially canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA after Governor Murphy announced that all schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Athletes have continued to train in shape and train. Most are wondering about their summer seasons.  The NJ ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – To celebrate Read Across America Week, on Thursday, March 5, some of the David Brearley Spring Track members went to Harding Elementary School to read to the second graders for the second year in a row. The students were presenting Read Across America for Dr. Seuss. The boys and ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Nicky Pallito, 12, who is in the seventh grade at David Brearley Middle/High School captured the national title last Sunday, February 23, 2020, at the Pennway National Wrestling Tournament held in Pittsburgh, PA. Not only did Pallito dominate the tournament, he also won most ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The boys varsity basketball team will take on Hanover Park Friday, February 28, at 4:30 p.m. at home. The first round of the state game will also be at home Monday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m. when the team plays against Weehawken High School. Coach Patrick Dunnigan eager for the big ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Bears ended their regular season with their tenth win beating Mountainside 34-18 bringing their current record now 10-4. Amelia Santiago was the key player of the game scoring high with 22 points. The team enters the playoffs in the first seed and will have a bye first ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The boys had a basketball great game February, 15 beating Morristown 50-43. They worked hard making a come back in the second half, from being down by ten. Coaches Melissa Condo and Tim Zawacki said “perfect practice for the playoffs!” The next game will be February 22, when the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Today, February 11, the Brearley boys varsity basketball team will have an away game at Arthur L. Johnson High School at 7:00 p.m. The varsity girls basketball team will take on Roselle Park at Roselle Park High School at 5:30 p.m.  

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Bears traveling girls basketball team had a great game today, February 8, defeating Branchburg 15-11. Their current standing is 8-3. Amelia Santiago came up big making her fouls shots. Amber Zawacki and Briella Sode’s hustle and defense aided in the win. Assistant Coach Camela ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Bears traveling boys basketball team had two great games last week winning both of them. Thursday, January 30, the team beat Scotch Plains 60-35. Kevin Kopak was the key player from that game. Kopak is new to the team this season and came up big with rebounds and four points.

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KENILWORTH, NJ – After an intense game the Brearley girls varsity basketball team beat the Rahway Indians 29-23 Tuesday, January 28. Coach Jenna Vitale was extremely proud of everyone. “The girls played really hard and adjusted well to Rahway’s defense. It was an overall great team effort and we ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – It is the mid-point of the season for the Brearley boys varsity basketball team. The Bears currently stand 7-7 overall. Coach Pat Dunnigan stated “the kids have been working very hard day in and day out and we know we can be better.” The team lost yesterday, January 28, to ...

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