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September 20, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA, through its partnership with Gridiron New Jersey, has released the first set of rankings for the 2021 high school football season.   Hasbrouck Heights (2-0) is ranked #1 in the North Group 1 rankings, after season-opening wins over Rutherford (24-18) (5th ranked in ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It is Sept. 14, the NFL has finished its first weekend of football, the NCAA has already had its shocking upsets and near-misses, and everyone in the state should have played at least one high school game already.  Which, in New Jersey, the state known for its laid back ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When South Ward resident Kevon Kamara-Lewis laced up his skates this August for Hockey in New Jersey’s annual summer camp hosted at the Prudential Center, he admitted that while he’s relatively new to the sport, he’s finding more enjoyment in it each year. “I started about four ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When Ezinne Kalu stepped onto the basketball court in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer to represent the Nigerian women’s team, her Newark upbringing was not lost on her. Born and raised in Newark, Kalu said life in the Brick City wasn’t always glitz and glam. For Kalu, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Few events have occurred with greater anticipation than Tuesday night's women's 400 meter hurdles finals, which featured a showdown between the reigning Olympic champion, Dalilah Muhammad, and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin. The race did not disappoint as McLaughlin ...

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For one glorious Sunday afternoon, Newark's North Ward was all Italian-American again as more than 1,000 people blocked Bloomfield Avenue to watch Italy narrowly defeat England in the 2020 European Championship football final.  The avenue between North 11th Street and North 13th Street was shut ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Geo Baker and Ron Harper, Jr. are both returning to Rutgers  University's basketball team this fall. Baker made it official in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday. Then, a few short hours later, Harper went to Instagram for his big announcement Rutgers still has two open ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For nine years, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center honors student athletes from Essex County. This year the honor took place virtually on May 25 with more than a dozen high school students from Newark honored for their athletic achievements.  The honor is in the memory of ...

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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 - 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 - 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 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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NEWARK, NJ — The first High School Girls Flag Football League is being created in New Jersey and Malcolm X Shabazz High School will be among the first of eight high schools to participate in the inaugural season of the pilot league. The league, which will begin play in Spring 2021 was created by ...

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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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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In response to recent coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities, Gov. Phil Murphy joined with fellow governors, Janet Mills (Maine), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Phil Scott (Vermont), Ned Lamont ...

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SPRINGFIELD/JERSEY CITY, NJ -- With the sale of the New York Mets to Steve Cohen marking the end of the Wilpon era, fans are re-energized about the team. When they initially bought their stake in 1980, the Wilpons built a winning team and delivered a World Series victory in 1986. However, after the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Columbia High School Cougars (3-1) fell to the West Side High School Roughriders (4-1) by a score of 28-6 on a cold Halloween afternoon at Untermann Field.  West Side opened the ballgame with a strong drive, reaching the six yard line before being shut down on fourth down thanks ...

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NEW JERSEY — Practice that involves contact and indoor sports scrimmages will once again be possible despite the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday as he signed a new executive order. No. 187 allows for sports to resume activities inside defined as “medium risk” and “high risk” ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the nation this past summer following the Memorial Day slaying of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, Hackensack was among the countless cities to rise up demanding justice for all the black lives lost to police ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A group of young black fathers came together to host a community kickball game on September 26 in Glenfield Park as a means of providing a positive srvice to the community. The organizers explained that the casual game allows participants to recapture their youth, get some great ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - Perhaps the first huge upset of the 2020 high school football season came courtesy of the Nutley Maroon Raiders. Led by a balanced attack, including four total touchdowns by junior Matthew Harbison, Nutley posted a convincing 31-18 road victory over West Side on Saturday afternoon ...

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