Linden Police Department Joins UCPO for the Summer Slam Youth Basketball Tournament

August 2, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The Prosecutor’s Office has joined forces with four municipal police departments to host the inaugural Summer Slam youth basketball tournament, marking the launch of a new initiative intended to connect local student-athletes with representatives of local law enforcement in fun, engaging ways, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan jointly ...

Anthony Drejaj Named New Linden Boys Basketball Head Coach

LINDEN, NJ -  Anthony Drejaj has been all about taking part in challenges throughout his life in the game of basketball. He also knows his latest challenge ahead features taking over a basketball program that featured a legend leading the way, in taking over the reins of the Linden Tigers boys basketball program.

Drejaj was approved as the new head coach of one of the most storied ...

U.S. Junior Amateur: Michael Thorbjornsen Rallies to Edge Akshay Bhatia for Title

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself.

16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1 up, to capture the 71st annual USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol ...

Sparky Lyle Pitches In to Help Operation Shoebox New Jersey

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 be sold during Bodnar’s auction at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday, July 29 following the ...

Rahway's Jordan West Finishes 6th in Shot Put at IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships; USA's Piperi 2nd

TAMPERE, FINLAND - Jordan West of Rahway finished sixth in the shot put on the first day of the IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships held Tuesday in Tampere Stadium.

West's best throw was his first, which traveled 19.86 meters/65 feet, 2 inches. The sophomore at the University of Tennessee followed with four straight foul attempts.

Adrian Piperi of ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

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