Sports

December 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys basketball team erased a late deficit to defeat the Oratory Rams 38-34  Friday night in Summit. On a night when baskets were hard to come by, Gov. Livingston senior Matt Faller came through with two big hoops in the last 1:30 to push the Highlanders back in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - First year head coach Chris Eckert knew he had his hands full last year as he entered the season with a roster full of young and inexperienced players. The rookie coach and his team both had their ups and down in last year's 10-14 campaign, but there was one thing that was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The last time Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Loeffler walked off the court he had just painfully watched Chatham’s Jack Rooney hit a game winning 17-foot jumper  with two seconds left in the game to hand his Highlanders a 43-41 state playoff loss. As difficult as it was to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - The Gov. Livingston swim teams faced a tough Westfield team at an away meet on Tuesday, losing to the state's number 10 ranked girls and boys teams with a final score of 112-58 and 110-60, respectively. The team looks forward to facing rival New Providence at home on Thursday, ...

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The Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team opened their 2018-19 season with a trip to the prestigious “Blue Wave Icebreaker Open” tourney on Long Island. This event not only featured town travel teams but also wrestlers from some of the top club teams in New York and New Jersey. Despite this ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Governor Livingston Hockey defeated Watchung Hills on Saturday, December 8, by a score of 4-0. Behind Shane Cook’s first varsity start in net and Zach Miller’s two goals, GL was able to end its three game skid and get back in the win column. GL started slow but was able to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming. On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Governor Livingston girls swim team scored its first victory of the season on Thursday, decisively beating Elizabeth at an away meet with a score of 124-43.  The team took first place in every individual event, as well as all three relays, and even saw a 1-2-3 sweep in a few ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In its first season as a PAL sport, the 5th/6th grade Junior Highlanders field hockey team finished with an impressive 5-1-2 record in their league. Cristina Iossa was the team’s top scorer, pocketing 9 goals in 8 games, followed by Reilly House with 7 goals. Defense remained ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Mike Roof was like an experienced skipper this fall, craftily piloting and navigating the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team through a winding campaign that the Lady Highlanders will long remember. The season was capped when senior Catalina Abusada struck with just over a ...

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WARREN, NJ - Despite suffering a 97-73 loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in the season home opener, Head Coach David Closs expressed great pleasure with GL boys swimming Tuesday evening. It’s a brand new team in many ways, yet the men put a good show on against this highly ranked (top ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Governor Livingston Girls swim team had a challenge right out of the gate when they faced powerhouse Scotch Plains in their first meet of the season. Despite coming up short, with a final score of 71-99, the team scored first place finishes in more than half of the individual ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – The three-game sample has displayed encouraging spots for the Gov. Livingston hockey team. Senior forward Ryan Erickson scored, and classmate Nick Papa turned in another strong performance in making 30 saves, but the Highlanders were doomed by a late power play goal and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With practices well under way for the upcoming high school swim season, Gov. Livingston's girls swim team is gearing up for the challenge of rebuilding itself after the loss of a large graduating class last year.  The team, which won the New Jersey Public C section title the ...

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UNION, NJ - Scotch Plains believed they had a commanding 2-0 lead over the GL hockey team on Sunday night after the first quarter, but freshman Matt Darata had other ideas. GL defeated Scotch Plains in the season opener on Sunday, November 25 by a score of 3-2. In a scrappy game, the Highlanders ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The combination of a strong senior class and a year of experience playing in one of the toughest divisions in the state has contributed to positive vibes for the Governor Livingston Highlanders ice hockey team as the 2018-2019 season gets underway. Despite last year’s ...

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Photo credits: Tom Horak NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander football team capped off their most successful season in a decade as they overpowered the New Providence Pioneers in the 2nd half for a 28-17 Thanksgiving Day victory. Freezing temperatures may have limited the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Ice Hockey Team kicks off their season against Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8:15 p.m. at Union Sports Arena located at 2441 US Highway 22 W in Union. Check back with TAPinto Berkeley Heights for previews of Highlander winter varsity sports teams.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On National Signing Day, Gov. Livingston Highlander seniors Drew Compton and Stephen Reid signed their Letters of Intent to continue playing baseball at the Division 1 level at Georgia Tech, and Andy Serretti and John Grill committed to play at Washington ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Most of the spectators at Kean University were probably settling in for overtime, but Catalina Abusada was thinking championship. The poised senior launched and delivered a 26-yard volley with just over a minute remaining to send Gov. Livingston to a thrilling 3-2 victory over ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The impact Catalina Abusada had on the Lady Highlanders' championship season is undeniable. Her contribution extends way beyond her six goals scored and team high 14 assists - with her latest 10-yard game winning feed to Allie Post, who scored the lone goal against Delsea to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Allie Post has surely cemented her reputation as a significant offensive threat for Gov. Livingston. The talented freshman continued to showcase her big-moment scoring exploits when she connected with 10 minutes remaining to snap a scoreless tie and junior Sarah Foy finished ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football team evened their season mark at 5-5 as they rolled over the Spotswood Chargers 45-27 on Thursday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. Choosing to play in a second NJSIAA crossover consolation game as a "tune-up" prior to their Thanksgiving Day matchup ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Kaylee Vreeland and Allie Post have shown consistently this fall that they can deliver big goals in any situation. The pair of talented underclassmen shrugged off the pressure of its biggest game of the season and displayed that trait again on Friday. Vreeland, a sophomore, ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to the field looking to right the ship after coming up short in two previous games against the Governor Livingston  High School Highlanders, the teams battling it out in postseason play. However, Governor ...

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CARTERET, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football  team may have been disappointed that they didn’t qualify for the newly formatted NJISAA state playoffs last weekend, but they made the most of their crossover consolation matchup against the Carteret Ramblers on Thursday night at iconic Overholt Stadium ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The 27th seeded Gov. Livingston girls volleyball team (10-9) closed out a strong season with a nail-biter defeat to No. 6 seed Madison (25-15, 26-24) in the first round of the NJSIAA Group 2 State tournament to end their 2018 season. During the last week of the Lady ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Highlanders girls tennis team closed the 2018 season with a hard-fought effort in a 3-2 loss to rival Cranford. With the loss, the Highlanders finished the season with a 10-9 record. Despite the loss, Governor Livingston first-year head coach ...

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