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September 25, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - When Newark native Shakur Stevenson walked into the Prudential Center on Friday night, he was far from alone. More than 10,000 people, an arena record, came to watch him fight Brazilian boxer Robson Conceição, the first Olympic champion from his country. With all eyes fixed on him, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On Friday night, Newark will witness something raw, elemental, and real - a boxing match between two fighters, one from the city, one from Brazil. Native son Shakur Stevenson will do battle at the Prudential Center against Robson Conceição, the first boxer from his country to win ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The KIPP Life Academy track and field program's phenomenal run to the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in California, which is being held this week, will be backed by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Children's Foundation (NJCF) to ensure the student-athletes ...

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Union Catholic HS track legend and Olympic gold medalist has added another accolade to her already impressive resume: she won her first ever World Championship in the 400M hurdles in a time of 50.68s, breaking her own world record in the process Friday Night in Eugene, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Larry Doby, Jr. has been named a member of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center board, museum officials announced Tuesday. The Montclair native grew up with the Berra family as close friends. According to officials, "The Dobys raised their family in Montclair and were very ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way. On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spring signing season continues to be active for the Spotswood High School Athletic Department. Spotswood High School senior Erin Coffey is the latest Charger to commit to play at the collegiate level. Coffey was just five when she started the Spotswood Recreation Department's ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Friday night’s annual Scarlet-White Spring Game at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium concluded on a heartfelt moment. Gavin Kane, 11, who suffered a traumatic injury from a car accident when he was just a baby, and is a patient at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, scored the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – On Sunday, 25-year-old Scottie Scheffler became the 86th person to win the Masters Tournament down in Augusta, Georgia. Scheffler also captured another milestone with his victory, becoming the first person born in the Garden State to win the most prestigious golf tournament in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When the Ironbound Soccer Club Super Eagles boys’ 16/17 team capped off its 2021 season with a national championship, the remarkable feat stood as a testament to how far the club’s partnership with the local Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has come, providing Newark youths an ...

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DAYTON, OH - NOTRE DAME 89 – RUTGERS 87 And so the season ended the way many games had been played this year for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights: down to the wire. A team that has thrilled its fans for an entire college basketball season, the Scarlet Knights just couldn’t hold off Notre Dame long ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - They piled into buses, and then minutes later, piled onto a plane that took them to Dayton, Ohio, but the facts are for members of the Rutgers men’s basketball team, they are hoping it’s just one of many stops between now and New Orleans. It’s that time of the year again. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Central High School's basketball team will face one of the best teams not only in New Jersey but in the country when they square off against Camden High School on Sunday at Rutgers University. The Newark Central Blue Devils defeated Ramsey 64-48 in the NJSIAA Group 2 ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- James Caldwell High School was the basketball hotbed of Essex County Monday night, the place every scholastic hoops fan in the area wanted to be. And while a capacity crowd was shoehorned into the school's mid-sized gym on a steamy night for the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 2 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — During the dark days of the Rutgers mens' basketball season, with maddening losses to teams like UMass and Lafayette, the thoughts of a big postseason seemed statistically impossible, almost laughable. But with a big, razor-thin win against Penn State yesterday, in front of a ...

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MADISON, NJ — The Madison girls basketball team opened the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament with a 58-24 victory over Newark Tech on Monday. Madison (18-6) will host Hanover Park (12-13) in the second round of the tournament on Wednesday. Hanover Park eliminated Bernards in the opening round ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College’s (ECC) men’s and women’s track and field teams are sustaining their success during the 2022 indoor campaign after they garnered five first-place finishes this month at the Monmouth Winter Collegiate Invitational. The Wolverines, coached by Lionel Leach, went ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County Parks League NFL Flag Football youth teams from Newark are getting the experience of a lifetime this week as they head west for a championship tournament hosted in Las Vegas. The teams are flying into Las Vegas on Wednesday and will compete over the course of two ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in motion to name the gymnasium at Essex County College (ECC) after Newark native Cleo Hill, Sr., the first player from a historically black college or university to be drafted by an NBA team in the first round who led a successful coaching career after ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School fencing team has a chance to showcase its talents on home turf next week as the Cetrulo Fencing Tournament, the oldest and largest high school fencing tournament in the nation, returns to Newark for the first time in 50 years.  Led by head ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Army-Navy Game, one of college football’s greatest rivalries, returns to the Meadowlands for the first time in almost two decades on Saturday, Dec. 11, as the Black Knights of Army (8-3) play the Midshipmen of Navy (3-8). Most often, the game is played in Philadelphia, but ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County College Men's and Women's Cross Country teams paced their way this season to a pair of region championships.  The Wolverine harriers captured Region 19 titles last month, led by a pair of outstanding sophomores. Sophomore Davian Gray traversed the 5-mile course in ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It took a few hours longer than promised, but Gridiron New Jersey released the “preliminary” final numbers late Saturday evening.  After last week’s re-issuing of the rankings multiple time - this is what the opening round matchups for the North Group 1 playoffs will look ...

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WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills defeated Barringer on Friday in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 Tournament, 25-9 and 25-9. SEE VIDEO HERE “I’m very happy for the team to be moving on to the second round of the state tournament,” said WHRHS head coach Jens Madsen. “The ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Despite no games being played, the NJSIAA Unified Power Ratings, which determine rank in the state football playoffs, changed on Tuesday as the NJSIAA recalculated the UPR standings after adding forfeits and updates for out-of-state opponents.  The result is that in the Group ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student ...

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NEWARK, NJ — NBA legend Allan Houston brought the Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership, & Legacy (FISLL) Project to Seton Hall University this week to continue the success of his foundation’s nationwide mentoring program. SHU is a partner in South Orange’s Community Care and Justice ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The Week 5 football rankings are out, and the deck was shuffled once again as top teams beating up on weaker teams took a hit in power points and opponents strength index.  Furthermore, a few of the results in the NJIC set up the end of the regular season with games that decide ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A lack of racial diversity in rowing has been a common theme in the sport since its inception with only five Black rowers having ever competed for the U.S. on the Olympic level. But at St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, the school is looking to turn the tide with its rowing ...

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