Sports

May 23, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior outfielder Peter Woo's first season on the Gov. Livingston varsity baseball team. He helped lead the JV baseball team to the Union County Tournament championship game the last two seasons. "Peter was both an outstanding defensive player and base ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It was the bottom of the ninth, and Gov. Livingston trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out. One thing's for certain, you never can rule out the Highlanders to grab that last chance homerun to capture the win -- especially when you have Drew Compton in the batter's box.  Sam ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Collectively, this Gov. Livingston baseball senior class was set up to destroy their competition. The memory of all playing together going back to their freshman year is one to remember. This memory of freshman year is a highlight for senior infielder Jeremy Malave. "It ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - During his three previous seasons in the Highlander baseball program, senior pitcher Dan Feeley logged quality innings and helped our JV team the last two seasons reach the Union County Tournament championship, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof. This season ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior catcher Dan Quinn had a chance to be in the lineup every day, but we'll never know and that kills me to think this, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof.  After just five practices, the Highlander baseball season and all spring sports were stopped and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - "No player on this year's team was ready to dominate more than Ryan Devanney," said Gov. Livingston head baseball coach Chris Roof. Right-handed senior pitcher Ryan Devanney was on a mission to continue to craft his pitching skills and get physically stronger by hitting ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Right-handed senior pitcher Dylan Verschleiser had the thrill of being part of the 2018 Union County Championship baseball team his sophomore year. So, it's not surprising that Verschleiser and his 2020 teammates worked hard in the off season with anticipation of hanging ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been Michael Del Sordo's second season as a varsity starter on the Gov. Livingston Baseball team. Del Sordo filled big shoes as the successor to all-stater Dan Serretti as GL's starting shortstop last season. "I felt like I met all my goals and expectations ...

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Editor's Note: TAPinto Berkeley Heights will feature each of the 11 Gov. Livingston senior baseball players in a spotlight series to be published in random order starting Friday, May 8. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Three days after they learned that there would be no 2020 high school baseball season ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With only three upperclassmen on the Highlanders Girls’ Basketball team many would consider the 2019-2020 season a rebuilding year. Head coach Chris Eckert had a different idea for his squad this season, leading his girls to a 17-11 record, highlighted by a Valley Division ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With major sports leagues on hold because of the Coronavirus since mid March, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, of Berkeley Heights, worked hard to keep the April 17th Draft date, although their originally scheduled May 15 tip-off has been postponed indefinitely. -- It was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the fans are screaming 'play ball,' Gov. Livingston athletics is on hold as they anxiously wait to hear how the season will play out. "I don't think any coach was prepared for the current situation we are now in," said Erin Lanigan, who is in her second year as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While Gov. Livingston sports season is uncertain, "we are working hard through this uncertain time, to maintain our training and our bond," said head girls lacrosse coach Chloe Griffin. "We held a fundraiser to help those who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19 with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior wrestler Conner Vill, and team captain, won the NJSIAA District 16 Championship and earned a trip to Atlantic City to compete at the States. With a 26-15 record his junior year, and missing the cut to Atlantic City, it was Head Coach Rick Ortega's ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Gov. Livingston Highlanders soccer standout Catalina Abusada (2019) has embarked on an exciting athletic journey that will have her competing with the Chilean national U20 soccer team. Abusada, who led Gov. Livingston to the 2018  NJSIAA Group II state title, is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls basketball team had a slow start to the 2019-2020 season, but finished strong, landing the Lady Highlanders in the county finals -- a spot the Lady Highlanders hadn't seen since the 2012-13 season. Going into the Union County Tournament, GL (7th ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Gov. Livingston Highlander Quinn Haddad (2018), a current sophomore wrestler at the College of New Jersey, was a national contender ranked 11th in DIII. Haddad placed first in the Mideast regional at 197 pounds. In the Mideast regional, Haddad took his first ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights PAL issued the following notice suspending all PAL Sports until April 1. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all PAL sports will be suspended until April 1.  The cancellation applies to all playoff games, practices and regular season games.  The PAL ...

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STATEN ISLAND, NJ - On Sunday, March 8 at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island, Victoria Vanriele earned her fourth Indoor Meet of Champions title in the 800m, her 7th overall, with a time of 2:09.73. Vanriele is the first female athlete to accomplish this task in the 800m in New Jersey, and only the ...

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DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ - This past weekend, the Highlander boys swam in the Meet of Champions at Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Spirits were high as the boys were entered in all three relays (a GLHS first) and one additional individual event. Summed up by Head Coach David Closs, “We ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior Conner Vill is among the elite wrestlers to make the journey to Atlantic City to compete in the NJSIAA State Championships. Vill punched his ticket after placing among the top four wrestlers in the 152 weight class at the NJSIAA Region 4 tournament ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The GL fencing competed against Chatham on Monday, February 24, at Chatham Middle School. Instead of having a normal meet, the teams fenced in a mixed gender relay by weapon. The first two fencers fenced to five touches, then the next two continued with their scores to ten touches, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior pole vaulter Lauren Zyska recently captured first place at the NJSIAA North Group 2 Sectional Championship -- vaulting 9-00. Zyska was also part of the highly successful Highlander Varsity Volleyball Team, who ended the season with a 16-6 record.

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior Victoria Vanriele ran a season PR of 2:07.83, breaking her old All Group Record of 2:09.72 from 2019 to capture the NJSIAA Group 2 championship title in the 800 M. This time also breaks the venue record of 2:08.81 set by Vanriele in 2018. This was ...

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UNION, NJ - Westfield High’s girls basketball team saved its best game for its biggest – so far. The top-seed Blue Devils dominated seventh-seed Governor Livingston 64-37 Saturday in earning the program’s second Union County Tournament title and first since 2008. Westfield never trailed in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When Gov. Livingston's Skylar Dowling and Shannon Polimeni first began playing youth PAL basketball they had plenty of support from their families. The pair of young ballers were immersed in the game, not only by their dads, Sean Dowling and Vinnie Polimeni who served as ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Freshman Brandon Cuccaro was the hero for Governor Livingston Ice Hockey on Tuesday, February 25, as he netted the lone goal in the opening round of the NJSIAA Public B State Tournament in overtime to pull off the upset for the Highlanders over Morristown.  Morristown was a ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - The reasons to think the Union Catholic High School girls were secure in Tuesday night’s Union County Tournament semifinal against Governor Livingston were many. Governor Livingston missed the last 10 shots it took in the first quarter and first 10 of the second. The Highlanders ...

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CLARK, NJ - Governor Livingston High School’s girls’ basketball team has arrived at a place they haven’t been since 2013. The Highlanders have earned a berth in the Union County Tournament semifinals. Sophomore guard Gianna Ciccimarra matched her season high 16 points and senior Skylar Dowling ...

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Three former Gov. Livingston sluggers opened the 2020 Division I baseball season with notable personal performances.  University of North Carolina sophomore shortstop, Danny Serretti, who started 60 of the Tar Heels 61 games last year as a freshman, was joined this year in the ACC by former ...

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