Sports

September 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - What a difference a year makes. Senior running back Jack Gertie rushed for a season-high 148 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown and senior linebacker Joe D’Anna returned an interception 35 yards for a score in the fourth quarter to lead New Providence to a 27-17 home ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Pioneers went 2-1 in their busy week with victories over Rahway (2--0) and Roselle Catholic (2-0) and losing to the undefeated Chatham Cougars (2-1).    Molly Eng recorded 7 digs and 7 aces for the Pioneers in the 2-0 win over Roselle Catholic on Thursday. Cherie Ms ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After mother nature cut last week’s season-opening contest short, the New Providence Pioneers boys soccer team topped the Johnson Crusaders, 3-1, in their first complete game of the season. Seniors Devin Mulligan and Matthew Gonzalez and sophomore Dylan Paniagua all scored ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Berkeley Heights Tennis Doubles Tournament was played Saturday, Sept. 8, at Columbia Park. Steve Bloom from New Providence and Kash Vyas , of Chatham, beat Ron Forzani, of Basking Ridge, and Fred Schiebe, of New Providence for First & Second Place. Cecilia ...

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NEW ROVIDENCE, NJ - Owen Kovacs is named the Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week for his leadership and command of the field during the football season opening victory over reigning state champion Middlesex High School.  Each week throughout the school athletic year, a New ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New York Jets named New Providence head football coach Chet Parlavecchio Jr. this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award presented by Gatorade. The Coach of the Week award is in its 23rd year and recognizes a coach in the tri-state area ...

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What a way to open the 2018 football season! MIDDLESEX, NJ - Junior quarterback Owen Kovacs threw two touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Anthony Sidoli to highlight a 20-point second quarter and ran for a score in the fourth quarter to spark New Providence to a 27-19 road victory over ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - One year after advancing to the second round of the state tournament, the belief within the New Providence Pioneers girls soccer team is that the team will advance further this season, and for good reason. The Pioneers return nine starters from last year’s team along with ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Pioneers girls tennis team enjoyed one of its best seasons in recent memory last year. The Pioneers captured the Group 1, Section 2 championship in head coach Marc Willemson’s second season at the helm. For their efforts, the Pioneers had three players ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A sense of optimism is abound around the New Providence Pioneers football program. Coming off a 1-9 season, the Pioneers hit the offseason with major chips on their shoulders. Head coach Chet Parlavecchio noticed the renowned energy and focus in his team’s offseason ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 2018 Pioneer baseball team, led by head coach and NPHS teacher Christopher Brodeur, were recently announced as recipients of the Academic Excellence Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association for the second year in a row. The award, given to collegiate and high ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Excel Basketball Camp recently completed its 38th year in New Providence offering a series of "instructional camps geared to provide instruction in basketball fundamentals to boys and girls in grades one through 12." Since 1981, Excel has been a summer basketball tradition ...

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A two-sentence response to newspaper ad led to a remarkable 44-year career of covering high school sports in Chatham and the surrounding areas for Art Polakowski. Helen Vance Levenson, the founder of the Independent Press had published the ad for a part-time sports reporter and the Chatham ...

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The New Providence Reds Baseball Team defeated the Jersey City Rays 9-2 on Sunday in the first round of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League playoffs.  The Reds were led by dominate pitching and timely hitting in the victory. Prior to the game New Providence PAL Baseball player Brody D’Amico ...

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The New Providence PAL 14u baseball team recently put the finishing touches on a season in which the team advanced to the North Jersey State Final and a deep run in the Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament. Even though New Providence fell short in the North Jersey State Final and just ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Olympian and Union Catholic High School alum Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro after one of the greatest "one and done" seasons in NCAA Track and Field history at the University of Kentucky, has signed with talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), according to a report in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PAL is proud to honor four exceptional athletes for both their merits on and off the field.  NPPAL awarded $4,000 in scholarships to individuals who exemplify everything that the PAL organization stands for:  PAL participation, PAL volunteerism, community ...

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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, ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Simply put, Ben Hasenkopf has been a defensive beast for New Providence during the last three seasons.  This past year — his senior season — Hasenkopf recorded a staggering 75 tackles while playing in every game for the Pioneers, including a career-best 16 tackle game against ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Former Notre Dame National Champion and football captain Ned Bolcar made a recent appearance at the New Providence Reds Baseball game at Oakwood Park in New Providence on Sunday July 8. Bolcar, also an ex-NFL player with the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins is currently ...

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced. Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 ...

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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 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A recent New Providence Sports Fair meet and greet held at the New Providence Community Pool gave residents the opportunity to talk with the different organizations that offer sports programs in town. Organizations that participated include: Rebels Lacrosse -- Lacrosse ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) recognized teams and individual student athletes who have excelled in county, state sectional, or state level competitions at its Thursday, June 28 meeting. Board Member Mary Misiukiewicz had the pleasure to hand out the Certificates of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PAL baseball teams recently began their New Providence Green League season and many teams are also already participating in the highly competitive Cal Ripken district tournament. This year New Providence PAL has six teams competing in the districts. There are ...

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There may be no American 'side' at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, but there is a Garden State connection, one that is vital to every match -- the ball itself. The official match ball -- the adidas Telstar 18 -- is named and designed after the Telstar satellite, which was developed right ...

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The New Providence Reds baseball team used the long ball to pick up an 11-4 victory over the Jersey City Rays on Father’s Day. With the win, the Reds improved to 7-4 on the season. The Reds lineup belted three home runs to lead the way in the win. Catcher Will Anderson got the scoring under ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Cranford soon-to-be senior Johnny Bush took his shot to qualify for a USGA championship on Wednesday. Bush shot a 6-over-par 76 (38-38) to finish in a five-way tie for 21st place in a U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon Country Club ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At the annual New Jersey State Baseball Umpire Association Banquet, the Pioneer baseball program received a high honor that is given to one baseball and one softball team each year by the NJSBUA, which presides over Morris, Essex, Passaic, Somerset and Sussex counties. “We ...

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