Sports

December 17, 2018

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y -- Sydney Tucker won two sprint races with personal best times and Union Catholic picked up victories from five other athletes as the Vikings overpowered the competition on the way to a huge victory in its season opener at the Essex County Track Coaches Invitational at Ocean ...

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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 Dec. 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights' last two opponents in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 playoffs battled in their Annual Thanksgiving grudge match, Thursday morning, with Shabazz coming out on top, 6-0, in overtime over Weequahic.   Shabazz intercepted a pass to end Weequahic's first drive in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jasiah Purdie scored the game winning touchdown with 2:33 remaining in the game to give Hasbrouck Heights its third state title in three years, with a 13-7 win over Shabazz at Malcolm X. Shabazz Stadium in Newark.  Zai’heer Jenkins interception with 1:44 remaining in the game choked ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  It is the game that was supposed to be played at MetLife Stadium, the North 1 and North 2 champions facing off.  There was only one problem with that, Hasbrouck Heights wound up in North 2. So, the Aviators, ranked second in North 2, Group 1 will travel to face Shabazz High School ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 football game between Hasbrouck Heights High School and Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. All Newark Public Schools closed today due to inclement weather. Find TAPinto Newark ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  A look at tomorrow night’s North 2, Group 1, Semi-Final, as the Hasbrouck Heights host Weequahic at 7 pm at Depken Field.   Scouting Weequahic -  The Offense The Indians offense revolves around senior running back Charles Bruton (5’11, 195) who comes into the game ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A look at some of the numbers going into Friday’s matchup with Weequahic at Depken Field, in Hasbrouck Heights in the North 2, Group 1 semi-final.  These are the last two undefeated teams in the North Group 1 division.   Born Power Index; Hasbrouck Heights, 81.22 (2), ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A look at some of the numbers going into Friday’s matchup with Weequahic at Depken Field, in Hasbrouck Heights in the North 2, Group 1 semi-final.  These are the last two undefeated teams in the North Group 1 division. Born Power Index; Hasbrouck Heights, 81.22 (2), ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A look at the rest of the North 2, Group 1 playoffs. Weequahic 14, Hoboken 6 -  Weequahic’s defense shut down Hoboken’s offense, and it took a 95-yard run by Charles Bruton to lift the Indians past the Red Wings, 14-6 in a defensive struggle.  Hoboken’s only touchdown of ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A look at the rest of the North 2, Group 1 playoffs. Weequahic 14, Hoboken 6 -  Weequahic’s defense shut down Hoboken’s offense, and it took a 95-yard run by Charles Bruton to lift the Indians past the Red Wings, 14-6 in a defensive struggle.  Hoboken’s only touchdown of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ- In the opening round of the North 1 Group 4 state tournament, top-seeded Montclair bested No. 16 seed Morristown, 2-0. The win for Montclair keeps them undefeated and advances them to face Passaic Tech in the next round. For the Colonials, their season comes to an end. After ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Plans change in a hurry, at least when the NJSIAA has a hand in them. For all those who left Depken Field Friday night thinking that the Aviators were the number one seed in North 1, Group 1, the announcement of the NJSIAA Football playoff rankings came as a bit of a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It was a celebration of the seniors as the Bloomfield Bengals Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Science Park of Newark 3-1 in a non-division game last night at Foley Field. With the bulk of the action played in the Science Park end with Bloomfield on the attack, senior Lauren ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- They’re firing on all cylinders.  The Bloomfield Bengals Boys Varsity Soccer team dominated the Newark Central Blue Devils 5-2 in a Super Essex Conference, Liberty Division match on Monday afternoon, October 8, at a soggy Watsessing Park in Bloomfield.   After Newark Central ...

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NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again. “He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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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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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley East played host to North Ward of Newark and pulled out a win in their final at bat, 7-3. Nutley East picked up a run in the 1st inning and two runs in the 3rd inning to lead 3-0.  North Ward rallied with three runs in the bottom of the 5th to knot the game 3-3.   The ...

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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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North Star Academy senior Amahri Boyce had just run the 55-meter sprint in 7.26 seconds at the Molloy Stanner Games in the New York Armory in January when she lost her footing on a mat at the end of the track. Instead of celebrating her personal best, Boyce was nursing a pain in her foot. She ...

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BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Newark East Side High School edged the Dayton-Brearley-Union Bulldogs 2-1 in an early evening game at Warinanco Ice Rink.   Newark opened the scoring with a goal in the first period and held the 1-0 lead through the second period.  In the third period the Bulldogs tied the game ...

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