Sports

August 8, 2018

FLUSHING, NY — Throughout the past decade, the state of New Jersey has produced copious baseball talent at the major league level. There are currently 19 New Jersey natives in the league, a number that is higher than it’s ever been.  "We got a lot of good guys and we represent where we’re from,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s Silk City Sharks had a single message for the visiting Mt. Vernon Bangers Saturday night, “GET OUT OF THE WATER!” With their play complimented by an ominous music clip from the 1975 blockbuster movie, JAWS, sounded over the stadiums’ intercom numerous times, the fierce ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Rome was not built in a day. Neither was the remarkable comeback that occurred at Paterson’s Bauerle Field on Saturday. Down by a score of 21-6 in the first half, the Silk City Sharks football squad, slowly but surely, saw hard hitting, precise play calling, and superior physical ...

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PATERSON, NJ- School Board Commissioner Emmanuel Capers says he wants Paterson to be “the best athletic town in the state,” but knows the city has to “think outside-the-box” to do it. With that in mind, has a new project proposal to help push the city in the right direction. “We have no indoor ...

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PATERSON, NJ- What do the sports of soccer and football have in common?  Nothing, until several months ago.   Jordan Sirano has excelled at soccer virtually his entire life. Playing the game since he was young, the 28-year old has competed not only in the United States but around the world, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Telling TAPinto Paterson that the Silk City Sharks are “not just football,” Mike Harris, vice president of the semi-professional team set to kick off their second season on Saturday, said that real goal of the club is to be “part of the renaissance” that so many believe has been ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For too long the basketball courts on 12th Avenue have suffered from neglect, finding their spot among the all to common list of places within the city’s neighborhoods that have become havens for drug use and other activities. Thanks to the creativity, hard work, and most ...

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PATERSON, NJ- There were plenty of things that were not at a recent preseason practice of Paterson’s semi-professional football team, the Silk City Sharks.  In stifling heat at Baurle Field there were no touchdowns, there were no field goals, there were no extra points.  Nor were there any ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Under partly cloudy skies, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh stood in front of home plate at Paterson’s Larry Doby Field on Thursday announcing planned improvements to eight city baseball and softball fields, while also paying homage to the the man whom many say was the greatest athlete ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For nearly three hours the crowd was more electric than the lightning streaks that darted across the sky above. When the thunder rolled the sea of yellow shouted over it. As the rain came down harder the throngs of Colombia soccer supporters grew. At least 1,000 Colombian soccer ...

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PATERSON, NJ- World Cup Fever is gripping Paterson! On Tuesday the entire Paterson community is invited to an outdoor watch party as Colombia takes on England in a knockout game to determine which team will advance to the tournaments quarterfinals. Hosted by Mayor Andre Sayegh, Board of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Shondee Hansford brought the inaugural Wheelie Race and Stunts competition to Pennington Park in May he offered his hope that, with the right support, the competitors that are too regularly seen performing their amazing stunts on city streets would have a safe place to practice ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- In electoral terms the victory that Congressman Bill Pascrell helped lead the Democrats to over the Republicans on Thursday would be considered a landslide. This however, was the 57th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game with the Democrats victorious by a score of ...

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The hottest ticket in town on May 17 was for the 10th Annual Silk City Boxing Charity Event held at The Brownstone. The USA Amateur Boxing Event matched New Jersey boxers against visiting boxers from Irelands and drew a crowd so large that it had to be moved to a ring under a tent in the well-known ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Under the supportive eyes of several parents, Paterson Police Department’s Community Policing Division, and other amazed onlookers, nearly 60 Paterson youth took part in the first ever Wheelie Race and Stunts competition at Pennington Park on Saturday. Organized by Shondee ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ  – Three Paterson student athletes were named “scholar-athletes” by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) at their annual awards program and luncheon on Tuesday. Each student was selected by their school to receive the honor. Luis Garcia a member of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field. The rain did nothing to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Four years ago, Jadon Watson had never even considered entering a High Jump competition, today he holds the title of All-American, is ranked #1 in the state, and one of the top 30 in the nation. He was all the top American high jumper at last week’s Penn Relays, reaching a top height ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Julia Campen homered and doubled, and Olivia Marinelli struck out 15 as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Paterson Charter in NJIC Meadowlands softball action Wednesday afternoon. Senior Victoria Vizzachero also homered for the Aviators off of Paterson Charter pitcher Maxibel ...

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  PATERSON, NJ -  Two big innings allowed Hasbrouck Heights to overcome a 3-1 deficit and defeat Paterson Charter, 11-3, in NJIC Meadowlands Division baseball on Wednesday afternoon.    Paterson Charter scored three early runs off Hasbrouck Heights starting pitcher Mario Gomez, taking a 3-1 ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ – Efforts to continue the revitalization of the historic Hinchliffe Stadium got a boost on Monday with the announcement of a $500,000 federal grant from the African American Civil Rights Grant Program. The funding, according to a joint statement by Congressman Bill Pascrell and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- From Larry Doby to Victor Cruz, Derrick Etienne, Jr. to Xavier Correa, the city of Paterson has no shortage of sports stars, past and the present, as well as future, to call there own. Now, just weeks after capturing the highest honors to be awarded at the Pan Kids Jiu Jitsu ...

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WAYNE – Holding an eight-point lead with the ball with under two minutes to play in regulation, it appeared the Paterson Kennedy boys basketball team was zeroing in on its first Passaic County title in seven years. But a stunning, 8-0 spurt by second seeded Wayne Hills forced overtime, and the ...

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In honor of Black History Month Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and TEAM HOPE are recognizing African Americans from Paterson that have made an impact in the community and beyond. TAPinto Paterson is proud to bring these stories to our readers. As the second black player to make it to Major ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With his professional career taking him all across the United States, and Canada, it’s easy to imagine that Derrick Etienne Jr. could have lost touch with his roots. However, when the 21 year old soccer player who currently holds a spot on the roster of the New York Red Bulls visited ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Three Paterson sporting legends were honored on Wednesday by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) for their athletic prowess, leadership and service to the community. The men, Ronald Lathan, Stanley McDowell Sr., and Sammie Williams, considered to be friends and teammates, were all ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Fifty children from the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic are sporting new Nike apparel to start their 2018 thanks to the generosity of the Summit Medical Group Foundation and the Victor Cruz Foundation. Dr. Howard Taylor, President and Founding Partner of Ear, Nose, ...

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 WYCKOFF, NJ- Xavier Correa quietly strides towards the boxing ring at the center of his gym, Venom Fitness, as trainers and staff wave and greet him by his nickname, “Macho.” He smiles back, but doesn’t say much. At just 13 years old Xavier already knows what he wants and knows how to get it.

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids.  The athletes tested ...

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