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Watchung Hills and North Plainfield Wrestlers Advance to NJSIAA Region 4 Semis Saturday

WHRHS Wrestling: Watchung Hills Wrestlers Advance to NJSIAA Region 4 Semis Saturday, Will Send Six to Atlantic City Credits: Nemcek

UNION, NJ - Seven Watchung Hills grapplers qualified to wrestle in the quarter-finals of the NJSIAA Region 4 Tournament on Friday night, and six will move on to the semi-finals Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Blake Bahna, Danny Miller, Nick Ciraulo, Jacob Stasil, Rob Saum, Vince Mattaliano, and Justin Hayward all wrestled Friday night and all but Bahna move on. Jonathan Guardado will wrestle in the semis for North Plainfield. Consolation finals are set for  2 p.m. with finals at 3 p.m. 

Bahna lost a 3-0 decision to Aiden Taylor of Voorhees. Miller, Ciraulo, Saum, and  Mattaliano won by decision. Stasil and Hayward each pinned their opponents for Watchung Hills. Guardado won by decision for North Plainfield.

All in the semi-finals advance to next weekend’s NJSIAA Individual Wrestling State Championship in Atlantic City.

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The semi- final pairings are:

106: CJ Composto, Westfield vs. Patrick Phillips, Brearley. Anthony White, South Plainfield vs. Gabriel Leo, Roselle Park.
113: Luke Hoerle, Westfield vs. Sean Reindero, St. Peter's Prep. Nicholas Sacco, Bridgewater-Raritan vs. Frank Diesso, North Hunterdon.
120: Matthew Armamento, Roselle Park vs. Aidan Taylor, Voorhees. David Loniewski, South Plainfield vs. Brock Laggini, Somerville.
126: Joe Heilmann, South Plainfield vs. Danny Miller, Watchung Hills. Michael Kelly, St. Peter's Prep vs. Mark Montgomery, Roselle Park.
132: Charles Cunningham, Seton Hall Prep vs. Jon A Mejia, Roselle Park. Tommy Fierro, South Plainfield vs. Nick Ciraulo, Watchung Hills.
138: Andrew Gapas, North Hunterdon vs. Aaron Coleman, Iselin Kennedy. Christopher Fuschetto, Johnson vs. Maguire Pecci, Seton Hall Prep.
145: Rhise Royster, Rahway vs. Joe Sacco, South Plainfield. Jeff Johnson, Middlesex vs. Jacob Stasil, Watchung Hills.
152: Owen Smith, New Providence vs. Jack Cannon, Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Rob Saum, Watchung Hills vs. Tucker Kirchberger, North Hunterdon.
160: John Poznanski, Colonia vs. Jacob Vega, Carteret. Danny Young, Seton Hall Prep vs. William Hughes, North Hunterdon.
170: Quinn Haddad, Gov. Livingston vs. Alex Garcia, Seton Hall Prep. James Cruz, St. Peter's Prep vs. Vincent Mattaliano, Watchung Hills.
182: Justin Hayward, Watchung Hills vs. Brenden Hedden, South Plainfield. Niccolo Colucci, St. Peter's Prep vs. Sebastian Iakouchevitch, Johnson.
195: Sam Wustefeld, Scotch Plains-Fanwood vs. Jonathan Guardado, North Plainfield. Scott Fernandes, Voorhees vs. Luke Niemeyer, South Plainfield.
220: Frank Coghan, Carteret vs. Rob Schork, Cranford. Sam Huff, Voorhees vs. Nick Nyers, Woodbridge.
285: Lewis Fernandes, Voorhees vs. Carl Napoleon, Irvington. Jacob Pidgeon, Somerville vs. Nikolaos Diakides, Seton Hall Prep.

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Missing in Warren: Have You Seen Jax?

March 22, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Jax? Jax is a young Husky missing from the Reinman Road area on Thursday afternoon.

His family says, “Our dog ran out of the yard. He is a husky and less than a year old. Very friendly and responds to Jax. Please share and contact me if you see him! Thank you so much 😞 he does not like cars by the way!”

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Holy Savior Academy Storm Varsity Basketball News

The Holy Savior Academy Storm Varsity basketball team concluded a very successful season by capturing two championships over the weekend.  The Storm continued the basketball program’s winning ways when the team captured the school’s fourth consecutive Diocese of Metuchen CYM Varsity White Division Championship on its home court on Saturday evening.  The team then secured the ...

Weekend Ideas in Somerset County, Plus Easter Egg Hunts

March 23, 2018

Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend 3.23 to 3.25

1. 5k Race to Wellness, Duke Island Park

2. A Virtual Tour of the Moon, Duke Farms

3. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? – Opening Weekend, Villagers Theatre

4. KidPreneurs, Bridgewater Commons

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Is it immature?  A little. Is it funny?  Definitely.

The sad part is Cory got bested by ...

The Perfect Travel Pack - The Airport Repack Because of a Delayed Flight - What You Really Need

If you have traveled a lot, you have had a canceled flight.  Do you know how to do an airport in such cases?

Well, on a recent canceled flight on Norwegian Air from Berlin to New York, we had to do it.  Our experience is now your gain.

The slide show above shows you step by step, how it was accomplished.  Here we will explain it.

For starters, think about your ...

Air Travel Alert - 1,810 Area Flights Canceled for Wednesday - Check Here For Survival Tips in this Fourth Nor’easter

Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed. Wednesday, March 21, 780 flights from Newark and 440 from JFK are already canceled.  LaGuardia canceled 590.  In other words, you are probably snowed in today.

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email updates to flight delays.  Make sure to sign up for them.  That will ...

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Local Travel Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day - Calm Family Events to Drinking Shots from...Nevermind

St. Patrick’s Day is coming upon us even faster than St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland.  Here are some of the areas great events to celebrate Irish pride.

March 17 Events

Hoboken - The Nerds at Willie McBride’s (see poster up in the slide show)

Newton - Sober St. Patrick’s Day Gathering

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St. Patrick’s Day Sobriety Check in Belmar/Neptune Area on Tap by State Police

March 17, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Giving no details on location and time, New Jersey State Police plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 17 in the area of Belmar and Neptune Township,

The state police made the announcement on its Facebook page, alerting motorists that state troopers will be pulling over vehicles at this undisclosed location and time  “looking for signs of ...


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Fri, March 30, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve


Fri, April 6, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve


Sat, April 14, 7:00 PM


Support Watchung Hills Project Graduation: SIP ...

Sat, June 2, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

Holy Savior Academy 5K and Family Fun Walk

Health & Wellness

Tue, June 12, 7:00 PM

FairBridge Hotel and Conference Center, Somerset

SPHS Class of 1968 50the Reunion


AAA Cautions: Daylight Saving Could Affect Daily Commute

March 10, 2018

WARREN, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distractions on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday at 2 a.m.

“As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits,” said Robert Sinclair, Manager of Media ...

Student Activist Organizes March for Our Lives Vigil March 24

March 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Like millions of Americans, Somerville High School junior Kira Edgar was fraught with anger and outrage by last month’s shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at their high school in Parkland, Fla.

The 17-year-old decided to add her voice to a growing nationwide protest against gun violence.

She is one of 19 student organizers of the statewide March for Our ...

Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

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