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North Plainfield and Watchung Hills play in Annual Basilone Bowl

June 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Leather Necks beat the Devil Dogs, 21–3, in the sixth annual Basilone Bowl football game, held Thursday at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Five Canucks and eight Warriors played for the Devil Dogs.

The game is played in honor of late Marine John Basilone. Senior football players from every school in the county, and Delaware Valley, are chosen to play as part ...

WHRHS Athletics: Watchung Hills Names New Athletic Director

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education announced a new Director of Athletics at its meeting on Tuesday night to replace Chris Van Vliet who has resigned. WHRHS world language teacher, Dan Root was unanimously approved as the WHRHS Director of Athletics effective July 1.

“I’m excited to work with newly appointed athletic director Mr. Root,” said WHRHS head football ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

WHRHS Athletics: 30 Watchung Hills Student Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

WARREN, NJ - Some 30 student athletes from the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 gathered  in the WHRHS Media Center for one last Warrior team photo before reporting to their intended respective colleges or universities in the fall.

Columbia, Yale and Princeton, Stevens, Rensselaer and M.I.T. are among some 27 other Division I, II, or III colleges ...

North Plainfield Board of Education Recognizes Student Athletes

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education had the opportunity to celebrate the victories of the district's distinguished student athletes at the last Board of Education meeting.  Brandon Smith, Daniel Duncan, Trevor Sullivan, and Edgardo Villafane represented the Boys' Indoor Track Team.  The team was victorious as the New Jersey North II, Group II ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, N.J. — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

See Justify's Triple Crown Journey In Photos & Video

ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify proved he is a true champion when he made every pole a winning one in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown.

The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy from the Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic defeated nine rivals in the mile and half “Test of Champions” that offered not only $1.5 million but the mantle of ...

Watchung’s Rizzi Ties Record at Rotary Track and Field Meet, North Plainfield Middle School Dominates in Awards Tally

PLAINFIELD, NJ - With an overcast sky and pleasantly cool temperatures, young student athletes from area middle schools and one elementary school gathered for the 91st Annual Rotary Track and Field Meet, held June 6 at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield.

Vincent Rizzi, holder of the Meet high jump records for boys ages 12 and 13, tried valiantly to best the 14 year old boys’ ...

Former Watchung Hills Standout Brandon Hylton Drafted to Major Leagues

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - After two-and-a-half days of waiting, firmer Watchung Hills standout Brandon Hylton found out late Wednesday afternoon that he had been selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2018 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

“Definitely a steal in the 33rd roound,” said WHRHS head baseball coach Joe Tremarco. “Seen a lot of players in the area over the ...

WHRHS Girls Track: Watchung Hills Wins 2018 NJSIAA Track and Field Group 4 Championship

SOMERSET, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls track team made history on Saturday bringing home the first ever Group 4 title with 36 points.

Mahogany Jenkins won the long jump with an 18-5 leap and the triple jump with a 37-3.75 performance for Watchung Hills.

Portia Jones ran a 56.06 in the 400 dash for third place and Laura Baeyens placed third in the mile with a ...

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