Sports

December 7, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's Ezekiel Suarez has done it again, winning his Thursday semi-final bout in three rounds by unanimous decision over Kamauri Rainey from Cincinnati, Ohio. This comes after his victory in the quarterfinals of the USA Boxing intermediate division national tournament in Salt Lake ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump is the only thing standing in the way of a Patersonian receiving the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Under legislation spearheaded by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., and passed Thursday by the House of Representatives, baseball legend Larry Doby, a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Ezekiel Suarez emerged from his first match in the USA Boxing  intermediate division national tournament in Salt Lake City tournament quarterfinals victorious. "The fight went as expected," says his father and coach Oscar, who added that Ezekiel boxed well and was technically ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Ezekiel Suarez has boxing in his blood. A third-generation fighter, the 60-pound  7th grader at Don Bosco Tech has worked his way to a 10-2 record, and is hoping to get ranked in USA Boxing fighting in the intermediate division at a national tournament in Salt Lake City this week. If ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Parents, community leaders, and elected officials saw the Nifty Lions U-14 youth football team off on Friday as they embarked on a more than 16-hour bus ride from Paterson to Plant City, Florida, to play in the United Youth Football League’s Championship tournament. Among the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In a game that was marked by such a prolific snow squall the term ‘apocalyptic’ could be used, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy and Eastside High Schools squared off against each other in their annual Turkey Day battle. As players from both squads met at midfield for the opening coin ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Local officials led by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, former teammates and coaches, and area residents gathered outside the once Paterson Catholic High School (now Don Bosco Technology Academy) to honor basketball legend, and Paterson native, Tim Thomas, unveiling a new sign designating ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team defeated Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.  Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Student athletes at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex scored a free soccer clinic with a video they created for a contest sponsored by Pepsi and the New York City Football Club. The :45 second video which features many of Paterson’s iconic locales such as the Great Falls was ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s annual Thanksgiving game will continue this season, though the game will be played the day before families sit down for their annual holiday feast. According to a statement by Paterson Public Schools the Eastside High School Ghosts will take on the John F. Kennedy High ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Aaron Moses, 16, has a dream: to be the first NHL player with Autism. While it would be imaginable to think that those dreams were destroyed when fire swept through his family’s Clifton home last month, leaving nothing behind except for the burnt out shell of a house, for Aaron hope was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Expectations were high for the Silk City Sharks this season. “We’re trying to win a championship,” Coach Charles Mills told his team at a preseason practice. “No matter what position you play, you don’t have a job until you earn it.” That goal stayed alive until the final seconds ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In postseason playoff competition last Friday, and a rematch of an earlier contest this year, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School’s varsity team stayed with Clifton in the first half but the Mustangs slowly pulled away in the third and fourth quarters. Weather conditions at ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In the semi-final round of the Elite Football Alliance League playoffs, Paterson’s amateur football team, the Silk City Sharks, took full advantage of their home field nod by registering a 34-8 blowout against the Long Island Mercenaries.  The contest marked the third time the teams ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - A spectacular 70-yard pass and run play from senior quarterback Evelon Babbs to junior wide receiver Jamier Wright Collins was the only highlight in an otherwise disappointing game on Friday as the JFK Knights fell to the Clifton High School Mustangs 34-8. The Knights finish their ...

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LYNDHURST, NJ- In a postgame speech to his players, all of whom had taken a knee, JFK’s Head Coach Ron Jackson voiced a simple request. “Will every senior stand up?” the seasoned mentor ask. In a moving moment of victory and pride, each and every one did so. “You are going to go out ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The JFK Knights are looking to bounce back from last week’s last minute loss as they face Bergen Tech at Hackensack on Thursday. In what could only be described as a final flurry of unexpected plays and a roller coaster of emotions, JFK dropped a 21-18 decision to Ridgewood on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Going into their week seven clash against Passaic Valley the Eastside Mighty Ghost were high spirited, and looking forward to the game. Their enthusiasm, however, was quickly challenged as the Hornets scored on a long pass to their full back out of the backfield early in the first ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A week after their heartbreaking defeat to the Hackensack Comets the John F. Kennedy Knights are set to take on Ridgewood at home on Saturday. Kick off is at 2:00 p.m. Last Friday’s contest, rescheduled from an evening start to an afternoon game in response to safety concerns ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Eastside High School Mighty Ghosts head into their sixth game of the season on Saturday against Dwight Morrow High School on Saturday with a 1-5 record. The game will be played on the Ghost’s homefield with kick-off set for 1:00 p.m. The game against the Maroon Raiders comes ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Despite disturbances in the stands which caused an extensive delay in play and led to the exodus of over 300 spectators during the third quarter, the JFK Knights held steady to record an impressive victory over the Bulldogs of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “This is a new year, we’re trying to win a championship,” Charles “Cowboy” Mills told his attentive gridiron students in a rented indoor facility at their first practice of the year.  “You need to set goals. This year we are going to be a quicker team.  We plan on having a lot of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Hundreds of soccer fans filled the stands at Pennington Park on Saturday to watch the championship match of the inaugural season of the Bangladeshi American Soccer League (BASL). The hard fought match pitted the Silk City United squad against Peace F.C. Both teams battled it out ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School’s Head Football Coach Ron Jackson said he knew Friday night’s contest against the Henry Snyder Tigers would be a test.   And, following the final whistle at  Ed “Fas” Athletic Complex in Jersey City on Friday he expressed relief in his ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Feelings of optimism going into their game at home against Ridgewood on Friday turned into heartbreak as the Eastside Ghosts suffered a bruising 41-0 defeat. The Ghosts are now 1-3 on the season. Finding themselves on the receiving end of a relentless attack few things went the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The 7-0 Silk City Sharks take on the Long Island Mercenaries on Saturday at Baurle Field. Kickoff is at 7:00 and tickets are just $5 each. Fans 10 and under are free with an adult.   Sign up for daily E-News and follow us on Facebook to follow the Silk City Sharks all season ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A highlight reel worthy throw-throw-catch play midway through the third quarter of a Friday home game solidified the JFK Knights’ second win of the season over the visiting Highwaymen of Teaneck. The game, the Knights' first since last week’s emotionally charged clash with ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Social media posts that contained “inappropriate and taunting language” and, as announced on Monday, also included racial slurs directed at JFK High School players, has drawn a demand for an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) from ...

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CLIFTON, NJ- In an emotionally charged game postponed by a day due to inappropriate exchanges on social media between members of both teams, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy and Clifton High School battled in a nail biting, down to the wire contest on Saturday in Clifton.   The epic confrontation was ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A high school football game scheduled for Friday between the JFK Knights and the Clifton Mustangs has been postponed after players on both teams engaged in unbecoming social media conduct. According to a statement by Paterson State District Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer on ...

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