Sports

May 27, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - On the field Paterson sports legend helped lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Off the field, Cruz has continued to show that teamwork pays off and, on Tuesday, announced that along with Altice USA and Acer donated 100 Chromebooks to the Paterson Public Schools District. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The John F. Kennedy High School basketball squad notched a convincing victory over Ridgewood to capture the NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 sectional state final Tuesday.   Running their season record to 27-3, the Knights utilized a relentless fast break to gradually pull away from the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology’s varsity basketball squad has a message for crosstown rivals Eastside and Kennedy-Move over, there’s a new kid in town.  On Monday the Lions will square off against Cresskill for the New Jersey North 1, Group 11 sectional ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The semi-final state basketball match between John F. Kennedy and Hackensack High School went down to the wire with only a missed free throw by the visiting Comets and a rebound at the final buzzer by JFK center Jalen Hargrove preserving the Knights’ 61-60 victory.   The contest ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Lady Royals will play in both the 5th/6th grade and the 7th/8th grade championship games of the Paterson Youth League on Saturday. The game winning shot in the 7th/8th grade semi-final was made by Jaylen Sellers with 59 seconds remaining to win by the score of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Merriam-Webster dictionary designates the term ‘fast break’ as, “a quick offensive drive toward a goal (as in basketball) in an attempt to score before the opponent's defense is set up.”  In the second half of their North 1, Group 4 state playoff match against Passaic, JFK Head ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Community College’s Lady Panthers are heading back to the NJCAA National Tournament after once again after winning the 2020 NJCAA Women's Basketball Region XIX Division III Tournament on Saturday This is the second consecutive year that the Lady Panthers captured ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The John F. Kennedy High School basketball squad took the floor in the first round of the North 1, Group 4 state playoffs with a #1 seed Tuesday.  Their opponent, visiting West Orange, came in with a #16 placement. However, the seeming disparity in selection proved anything but, as ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The John F. Kennedy boys’ basketball squad registered a hard fought but convincing 84-54 victory over cross town rival Eastside in the championship game of the Passaic County Tournament Saturday.  Played at Wayne Valley High School, the contest provided a plethora of highlight reel ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Eastside and JFK High School boys basketball teams traveled to Wayne on Saturday to compete for the Passaic County basketball title. With hundreds of loyal fans cheering on both sides, the Knights came out victorious for Eastside by a score of 84-54. Play by Play: How JFK ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Continuing to reach new heights, PANTHER Academy senior Jamier Wright-Collins has once again secured his place as New Jersey’s top high jumper. Clearing a height of six feet, nine inches at the Eastern State Championship at the New York City Armory on February 18, Wright-Collins ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a pulsating contest of the semifinal match of the girls’ Passaic County Tournament, John F. Kennedy High School stayed alive until the very end against Wayne Valley.  Played on the Knights’ home court before a standing room only crowd, the game was certainly not for the faint of ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  Buzzer beating shots are a rarity in high school basketball but there were four of them by Paterson teams in contests played during the semi-finals of the Passaic County Tournament. Two of the scores were turned in by Kennedy’s Deishon Harrison. A quartet of the senior’s game ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Eastside High School’s Joshua Cash brought the Passaic County Tournament semi-final to an end Saturday with not only the biggest shot of his career but undoubtedly one of the greatest of his institution’s legendary sports history.    Playing on their home court before a capacity ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a dramatic duel which featured leads that see-sawed through the entire contest, the John F. Kennedy High School varsity girls’ basketball team defeated rival Eastside in Passaic County quarterfinal competition.  Only a blocked shot on the final play of the game prevented the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Both the men and the women came up victorious as the Passaic County Community College Panthers welcomed the Ocean County Community College VIkings to Paterson Wednesday. The wins, 103-95 for the men and 95-88 for the women, earned both teams entry into post season play, including ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Presenting a balanced offensive attack combined with a ferocious full court press defense, the John F. Kennedy High School boys’ varsity basketball team cruised to a convincing 86-37 victory over Passaic Valley Saturday. The quarterfinal match of the Passaic County Tournament allowed ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson resident John Benjamin is tired of the violence, drugs, and other “negative elements” the city’s children are facing. “I can’t sit idly by and just let this happen,” he told TAPinto Paterson.  “All I can give is my talent.” Benjamin’s talent is basketball, and for the ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – In a championship game with so much at stake, where big plays either way could make the difference between holding the trophy and gazing at it from afar, it was one small one that led to the final outcome in Sunday’s 2019 IFL title game. In a driving rainstorm, a partially ...

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PATERSON – He has been called “Mousey,” the diminutive unofficial representative of Kennedy football , for as long as anyone can remember.  From the seemingly ancient Saturday afternoons within the bowels of old Hinchliffe Stadium, to the current well-lit turf site at Baurle Field adjacent to ...

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PATERSON – This time, there were no dejected eyes and sunken shoulders at the goal line.  Afterwards, he walked through crowds of celebrating teammates with a smile, but not quite celebrating the top seeded undefeated Silk City Sharks (11-0), 20-0 win over the third seeded West Philly Marauders ...

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PATERSON – The Silk City Sharks, Paterson’s adult semi-professional football team, has made progress, but it goes far beyond the yard markers on the field.  General Manager Mark Fischer has seen it all, years before the Sharks evolved from an idea, emerging from the twenty-year vacancy of semi ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With the temperatures sitting just around the freezing point the pre-game rituals being undertaken by the players at Bauerle Field on Saturday were less about superstition and more generating some warmth. The cold wasn’t going to stop the Silk City Sharks though, Mike Harris, one ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s Silk City Sharks dominated the New Jersey Knights by a score of 36-0 on Saturday. The Sharks, who went 9-0 during the regular season, will maintain home field advantage in the second round of the IFL playoffs. Check back for a more complete rundown of Saturday’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With a regular season record of 9-0, the Silk City Sharks are headed into the IFL playoffs with their first matchup on Saturday against the New Jersey Knights. The Knights finished the season at 3-6. The game will be held at Baurle Field with kickoff set for 6:00 p.m. “We ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Kennedy Knights Boys Soccer team bounced back from a disappointing to-win season in 2018 to achieve a record of 8-7-1 this year, and on Tuesday will make their first appearance in state tournament play in nearly 15 years, officials have said. The Knights’ first-round match, an ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On an evening that was perfect for fall football, the Silk City Sharks edged the visiting Philadelphia Marauders in a contest marked by strong defense by both squads. Paterson managed to notch a pair of touchdowns to prevail by a score of 12-6 in the fiercely competitive contest on ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a game that featured numerous momentum shifts, Eastside High School overcame a 14-0 deficit to rally and defeat the visiting Hornets from Passaic Valley by a score of 20-14. The win added to the already joyous occasion of the home team’s annual Homecoming celebration.    The ...

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PATERSON, NJ - One thing about Friday night’s varsity football game between John F. Kennedy High School and Hackensack-if anyone left their heart attack medicine at home, they were in big trouble.  The game featured evenly balanced squads, and the outcome was not determined until the very last ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - On a brisk, windy evening which announced that fall had arrived, Eastside High School succumbed to highly ranked Ridgewood at the opponent’s home field Friday.  Tenacious play by the Maroons’ defensive line held the potent Ghosts’ offense in check for most of the evening.  While ...

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