Sports

July 25, 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN - East Brunswick native Sam Mattis will be throwing Discus at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Mattis will be competing on Thursday, July 29th at 8:45 P.M on NBC. Mattis is ranked #17 in the world by worldathetics.org, and he is ranked #1 in the United States.  His personal bests ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Rutgers football star has announced a partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation just hours after sweeping new rules went into effect to allow NCAA athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. Bo Melton, a team captain and wide receiver ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity. The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – By the time John Somogyi graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1968, he had been twice named first-team all-state, led the Cardinals to the state parochial title and amassed more points than any player in state history. His staggering total of 3,310 points would stand as ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - After a quiet Fourth of July in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Milltown's annual Firecracker 5K and Fun Run are back with a bang on Saturday, July 3. The announcement that the race would be in-person was made earlier this week. Runners who might not be completely comfortable ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The official ceremonial flag of the reimagined Donate Life Transplant Games made its first promotional signing tour stop at American Dream on May 4 to promote the Games and highlight the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Hundreds of supporters stopped by to sign ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After knocking back a few beers before Rutgers’ annual Scarlet-White Game on Thursday, you can sober up for the ride home with some special coffee. LeGrand Coffee House will be a coffee provider at SHI Stadium for the spring game and for the upcoming football season. Eric ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When Manuel Castaneda came across a bunch of young soccer players using garbage cans as goal posts in Kossuth Park, he knew the community could do better. So, Wednesday’s unveiling of a new futsal field on Harvey Street was the fulfillment of a promise to give those kids an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The sun was out, temperatures were unseasonably warm and it was a perfect day at New Brunswick High School for …. wrestling? The girls wrestling team faced off against Elizabeth last week in what is believed to be the first outdoor wrestling match in school history – boys or ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For those looking for a reason to start running or walking this spring, get motivated to be a part of the 2021 Spotswood 5K. This run/walk event is scheduled to be virtual, but if the conditions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are deemed safe enough for a live event, an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you haven't yet heard from your favorite Rutgers basketball fan, the men's team is heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years. RU (15-11) has the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region during the bracket reveal on CBS Sunday night, to take on No. 7 Clemson ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gary Brokaw got a text the other day from his brother Glen, letting him know that the officials at the Greater Middlesex Conference had named one of the boys basketball postseason pods in his honor. Speaking with TAPinto New Brunswick from Orlando, Florida where it was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers plans to increase spectator capacity at its athletic venues effective immediately. In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 225, which was announced Monday morning, the university plans to permit two parents or guardians of each Rutgers ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Wednesday night, William (Bill) Hamilton was approved by the South Plainfield Board of Education to be South Plainfield’s next head varsity football coach. Hamilton takes over for Gary Cassio, who resigned in December. Cassio, who was the Tigers’ coach for nine seasons, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Alfred Pace, a senior at South Plainfield High School, moved up to the competition division in the American Cornhole League's (ACL) New Jersey Regional Cornhole Tournament this past weekend.  Pace, who due to his overwhelming success over recent months was bestowed the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For Christina White, this will be a successful season if her team plays hard, shows improvement and remains healthy. That’s the reality for the New Brunswick High School girls basketball that began its season this week under the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Zebras ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots officially signed Major League Baseball’s Professional Development License (PDL), formally accepting an invitation from the New York Yankees to become the team’s new Double-A affiliate. The PDL represents a 10-year agreement that guarantees Somerset will ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Drew Pearson, the star wide receiver for the great Dallas Cowboys teams of the 1970s, was announced as one of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 on Saturday, Feb. 6. Some local residents will remember that long before his NFL fame, he was a wide receiver and all-state ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers football team will open the 2021 season with a home date with Temple and then rekindle a dormant rivalry with Syracuse the following week. The Scarlet Knights will commence their 2021 season at SHI Stadium on Sept. 4, according to the schedule released by the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The iconic Tour of Somerville, the oldest bicycle race in the country, is rescheduling the 2021 race from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. One of the most prestigious races in the country, the Tour of Somerville was forced to cancel the 2020 race due to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Coach Samir Sanu was proud of his team. Not one player complained when the New Brunswick High School boys basketball team held a handful of practices outside to prepare for the season. The Zebras bundled up, huddled up and used the unique experience to bond together before ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past 10-plus months, many residents of South Plainfield have picked up new hobbies and activities to pass the time while remaining socially distant due to the healthcare crisis.  For Alfred Pace, a senior at South Plainfield High School, COVID provided the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Every good thing must come to an end. Anthony Guida resigned as the South Plainfield High School varsity baseball coach on Monday he and Athletic Director Kevin McCann told TAPinto South Plainfield. Guida held the position since 2009 and the decision to step down was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chris Carlin, the popular, scratchy-voiced Rutgers football play-by-play announcer, has been named the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Monday's announcement marked the second time Carlin has received the honor. "We are ...

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Kicker Valentino Ambrosio tied the game at the end of regulation with a 39-yard field goal, then followed with a 42-yard game-winner as Rutgers football (3-5, 3-5) defeated Maryland (2-3, 2-3), 27-24, in overtime on Saturday afternoon in College Park. The victory was the third ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The boys tennis team will be the first of New Brunswick High School’s spring sports programs to begin practicing, although pitchers and catchers for the baseball and softball teams will also be allowed to begin that day, under to a plan unveiled Friday by the state’s youth ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers football (2-5, 2-5) was topped by Penn State (2-5, 2-5), 23-7, on Saturday afternoon in Piscataway, presented by Provident Bank. Wide receiver Bo Melton recorded his sixth touchdown reception of the season – a three-yard catch in traffic from quarterback Noah Vedral – in ...

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Rutgers football (2-4, 2-4) recorded its second Big Ten Conference road win of the season, downing Purdue (2-3, 2-3), 37-30, on Saturday night in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Scarlet Knights set a Big Ten program record with 26 first downs and produced five touchdowns against ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The lingering question from the 2020-21 Rutgers women's basketball preseason: How would a heralded freshman class mix in with the returning veterans? Rutgers Nation got its answer on Friday afternoon in the Scarlet Knights' 82-38 drubbing of Monmouth in the season opener at a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The season finale for the New Brunswick High School football team has been canceled after members of the team ran onto the field to join a fight at the end of last week's game. Athletic Director Tom Stead said he decided to cancel the Zebras' game against Elizabeth, which was ...

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