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Ashnault and Suriano win in NCAA finals to become RU wrestling's first ever national titlists

March 24, 2019

It took six long hard years, but Anthony Ashnault has finally reached his goal. The South Plainfield native was already Rutgers University's winningest and most decorated wrestler heading into the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, but after his victory on Saturday night, he can call himself a national titlist.

Ashnault earned a 9-4 win over Micah Jordan (Ohio State) ...

Girls Wrestling: Piscataway 5th Grader Wins 3rd Consecutive State Title

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Jane Rodrigues, 10 won her third consecutive state title on Saturday at the New Jersey State Girls Wrestling Championship in Trenton.  

Rodrigues, a fifth grade Piscataway student who wrestles at 54 pounds has been wrestling for the Piscataway Recreation team and Team New Jersey, competing against all-star teams from other states, said her coach, Pat Morgan.

She ...

Game Changer: MLB Breaks with Tradition in Atlantic League Games

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball jointly announced yesterday radical changes in the way the games will be played in the Atlantic League in 2019.

The Somerset Patriots, who play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, are one of eight teams in the ALPB that will be affected by the changes, including shorter times between innings and ...

Despite Tough Losses at States, Piscataway Wrestlers Finish Season on Top

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Four Piscataway wrestlers made the trek to Atlantic City’s infamous Boardwalk Hall for the 2019 NJSIAA Individual Wrestling Championships.

Joseph Hatcher (160 pounds), Gabriel Rodrigues (170 pounds), Nicholas Lodato (182 pounds) and Nick Recine (195 pounds) earned their spot in the field by placing in the top 4 of their weight class in last week’s Region 5 ...

Meet of Champions: Piscataway’s Shauntae Nelson Wins Second Gold in the 200m; Jadyn Terry Competes in the High Jump

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Seniors Shauntae Nelson and Jadyn Terry represented Piscataway High School this past weekend at the indoor track NJSIAA Meet of Champions at the Bennett Indoor Complex.

Nelson won the 200-meter showcase sprint for the second year in a row with a time of 25.03 seconds ahead of Egg Harbor’s Lauren Princz, who finished in 25.05. Nelson’s time is good for ...

Piscataway HS Boys Hoops Keep Season Alive with Road Win over Watchung Hills in N2G4 Quarters

WARREN, N.J. -- Now the real fun begins.

For the second year in a row, the Piscataway High School varsity basketball team is moving onto the semifinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 state tournament thanks to a 69-56 win over Watchung Hills in the quarters Wednesday night.

It wasn’t easy, as the 12th-seeded Chiefs had to put together a strong fourth quarter and hold down on ...

Piscataway Alum Breaks Swimming Records for East Stroudsburg at PSAC Championships

YORK, PA – Olivia Lukshides, a junior swimmer at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania has been recognized by the school for setting new records at the PSAC Swimming Championships, Feb. 20-23.

Lukshides, a 2016 graduate of Piscataway High School broke her own school record in the 200-yard freestyle at the meet, said university officials, with a time of 1:55.70.

She also set a ...

Piscataway Wins Rematch with Linden in First Round of N2G4 State Tournament

LINDEN, N.J. -- When a team is angry after a loss that slipped through the cracks, you don’t want to be the next opponent on the schedule. Add in the fact that the next opponent is a team it lost to in the first game of the season and it adds extra motivation.

Three days after falling the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament final, the 12th-seeded Piscataway High School varsity ...

Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Routs Piscataway to Advance in NJSIAA North 2 Group 4 Tourney

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Girls Basketball team topped Piscataway in Warren on Monday, 63-35, to advance to take on Bayonne in the second round of the NJSIAA North 2 Group 4 tournament.

Jayden Baltuch led the Warriors with 14 points while Alexa Santo had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Scarlett Glasser-Nehls pitched in 11 points and 6 assists and Mahogany Jenkins added 6 points, ...

Piscataway Boys Basketball Falls Just Short in GMCT Final to St. Joseph, 49-46

EDISON, N.J. -- It was right there for the taking, but the fifth-seeded Piscataway High School boys basketball team fell in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament final to third-seeded St. Joseph (Metuchen), 49-46, on Friday night at Middlesex County College.

Tyree Tageneca-Ford grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed foul shot and laid the ball off the glass and into the hoop with ...

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