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Wrestling: Owen Smith Captures District 16 Title; Four New Providence Wrestlers Advance to Regions

February 18, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - New Providence senior Owen Smith took first place in the NJSIAA District 16 Championships on Saturday at Millburn High School. Smith, now 33-1, wrestled Rob Saum of Watchung Hills (32-5) 6 to 2 in the 152 pound final.  

Smith will advance to the Region IV Tournament where he will be joined by teammates Joe ...

Boys Basketball: New Providence County Tournament Run Ends Falling to SPF, 56-41, Behind Raiders' Stellar Defense

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- It was a heartbreaker on Valentine's Day for the Pioneers. The New Providence boys basketball team was eliminated in the second round of the county tournament with a 56-41 loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

In order to gain revenge on offensive juggernaut New Providence Wednesday night, Scotch Plains-Fanwood needed to play flawless defense, distribute the ...

Boys Basketball: Meyers' Last Second Heroics Secures New Providence Victory Over Morristown Beard

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- Up by a single point with a minute left, New Providence's Greg Meyers was locked in a stare down with a Crimson player. With the ball secured underarm, Morristown Beard stood statuesque in the dying moments of the game.

The crowd booed as the clock ran down, and with 15 seconds left, the Crimson's final gambit began. They moved the ball down low, but New Providence ...

Pioneers Make Strong Statement In County Tournament’s First Round

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In the first round of the Union County Tournament, the New Providence Pioneers boys basketball team defeated the Hillside Comets, 89-72. Saturday’s game was perhaps the Pioneers’ best offensive showing of the season as the team improved to 18-3 and captured its ninth conference victory of the season.

 The Pioneers were gelling offensively from ...

Girls Basketball: New Providence Dominates Over Hillside in Preliminary Round of UCT, 45-27

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence girls basketball defeated Hillside, 45-27, Friday night in the preliminary round of the Union County Tournament.

Kaitlyn Cumiskey led the Pioneers with 12 points [10 in the first half], four steals and three rebounds. Olivia Faucher added 11 points and Cassandra Barth drained 10 points.

New Providence head coach Cap Pazdera saw his team make the ...

Girls Basketball: New Providence Loses to St. Josephs Hill, 48-31; Pioneers Need To Brush Off as They Face Hillside in UCT First Round

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- The Pioneers lost 48-31 against St. Joseph Hill on Thursday night at home. The Pioneers trailed for nearly the entire game. The game slipped out of control early for the Pioneers.

After junior Olivia Faucher scored the opening basket of the game for New Providence, St. Joseph Hill responded with 10 consecutive points. The first quarter ended with the Pioneers down ...

New Providence Senior Kelly Turner Honored at National Girls and Women in Sport Day Celebration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – New Providence High School senior Kelly Turner was honored at the annual National Girls and Women in Sport Day (NGWSD) celebration hosted by Seton Hall University on Sunday. NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) sponsored the annual awards luncheon which recognized the exceptional scholastic and collegiate athletic ...

Boys Basketball: OT Heroics Send Surging New Providence Past Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 61-57

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The odds were stacked against New Providence all weekend, but the Pioneers are so hot that everything is working in their favor. 

So, when Art Cattano’s squad was trailing by five points with 15 seconds remaining in overtime against perennial Group 4 power Scotch Plains-Fanwood, there was no panic. After all, the Pioneers had just stunned the state and ...

Boys Basketball: New Providence Wins in Double OT Over Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — It sure didn’t seem like a second overtime was going to be necessary when Scotch Plains-Fanwood had a five point lead with 15 seconds to play Saturday, but considering the opponent, nothing was safe. 

New Providence has been pulling off upsets and miraculous wins all season, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood is the latest team to become a victim. Less than 24 ...

New Providence Boys' Basketball Stun Undefeated Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - The road-warrior Pioneers traveled to undefeated Rahway in a long-anticipated match-up against their county foes and came away with a convincing 63-55 victory on the heels of another huge match-up tomorrow against Scotch-Plains Fanwood.

In what appeared to be a game where visiting New Providence would be underdogs, they surely played like the undoubted favorites as they ...

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New Providence PAL Girls Softball Completes Winter Training; Spring Registration Open

February 9, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PAL Girls softball program just completed the Winter Clinic at the state-of-the-art facilities of Seton Hall University, South Orange campus. The 8U, 10U and 12U players honed their skills under the guidance of the Pirates Women’s Softball Team Assistant Coach, Daniel Nicolaisen and players from Seton Hall.

NP PAL's softball program is ...