Sports

May 5, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway High School’s varsity baseball captured its first win of the 2021 season in walk-off fashion on Tuesday as the Chiefs came back to beat J.P. Stevens, 5-4, at Green Acres. Junior Rocco Bellamy smacked a two-RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- While many sports teams at Piscataway High School this school year either didn’t have a season or went through/are going through their share of struggles on the court, field, or mat, the boys golf team is doing well on the greens. Out to a 7-2 start, the Chiefs are on their way ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, have arrived in New Jersey after a month-long training camp in Florida, including a player with a name familiar to central New Jersey high school baseball fans. The team, including two other players from New ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- Piscataway native Nick Lodato of Pope John High School won the 195-pound NJSIAA state wrestling championship in Phillipsburg on Sunday night. Lodato, a senior, who was seeded seventh, defeated eighth-seeded sophomore AJ Fricchione of St. Joseph Montvale in the final, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Two Piscataway High School wrestlers competed at the NJSIAA 2021 State Regional Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Twins Desmond Pleasant (120 pounds) and Deon Pleasant (126 pounds) were grouped in the Central Region (normally Regions 5 and 6) held at Hunterdon Central in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop Piscataway High School wrestling from honoring its seniors on Senior Night. Under the strict guidance of social distancing requirements and limited spectators, Alvaro Turci, Deon Pleasant, and Desmond Pleasant were joined by their ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The eighth-seeded Piscataway High School varsity girls volleyball team defeated ninth-seeded Edison in straight-sets, 25-17, 25-10, in the first round of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament on Monday afternoon. Piscataway has had Edison’s number in recent years, and it is ...

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COLUMBUS, OHIO — Senior forward Amirah Ali recorded the ninth golden goal of her career to lift Rutgers women's soccer (7-2-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) to a 1-0, double-overtime victory over Michigan State (1-10-1, 1-9-1 Big Ten) in Thursday's opening round of the Big Ten Tournament.   Freshman Allison ...

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Sign up your 5th-8th grade boys and girls now for free Saturday morning basketball clinics from April 17th-May 8th taught by Piscataway Schools high school coaches and presented by our Township Recreation Department and The YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center (YPCC). To register, call the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —The Rutgers athletics department, in response to the Big Ten Conference policy announcement Wednesday, will increase its venue capacities for all remaining 2020-21 Big Ten Conference competitions. The decision to follow local COVID-19 health guidelines and restrictions was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, will light up the night sky during the 2021 season with 11 fireworks displays following select home games at TD Bank Ballpark. The first fireworks night on the schedule will be part of the team’s Opening Day ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The East Brunswick gymnastics team defeated Piscataway, 107-2 to 97.25, in a meet on Tuesday. East Brunswick (2-0) took the top three spots in the vault, with Kathryn McSweeney winning with a score of 9.375, followed by teammates Anna Tischhauser (8.9) and Claudia Matyasi ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the outdoor white ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School gymnastics team held its Senior Day this past Thursday prior to a meet with South Brunswick. Gianna Rovato and Jenna Engels were recognized. "Both Jenna and Gianna are four-year varsity gymnasts and I have watched both of them grow as students, ...

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For the first time since 1983, Rutgers men's basketball was victorious in an NCAA Tournament game. Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991, the No. 10 seeded Scarlet Knights performed on the big stage, defeating No. 7 seed Clemson by a final score of 60-56 at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you haven't yet heard from your favorite Rutgers basketball fan, the men's team is heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years. RU (15-11) has the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region during the bracket reveal on CBS Sunday night, to take on No. 7 Clemson ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School girls basketball team defeated Highland Park in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Asjha Jones/Lisa Guarneri Pod final, 67-36, on Friday in Piscataway. Piscataway (2-12) ends the year with two-straight victories. The Lady Chiefs led just ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School boys and girls basketball teams played their first round games in the mini four-team Greater Middlesex Tournament Pods on Wednesday in Piscataway. Both teams secured their first wins of the shortened season. In the early contest, the Lady Chiefs ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Two Piscataway High School seniors, Kaelen Mitchell and Jenna Engels, participated at the adidas Indoor Nationals track and field event this past weekend at the Virginia Beach Sports Center. Mitchell took part in the 60-meter dash as well as the long jump while Engels flew high ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The East Brunswick girls basketball team opened a 10-point lead in the first quarter on its way to a 44-27 victory over Piscataway Saturday. Brooke Motusesky scored 11 points for the Bears (6-6), who took a 12-2 lead after one quarter and led, 26-11, at halftime. Eleven ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- As the first winter season heads to a conclusion, the Piscataway High School basketball teams are still searching for their first wins. Each went 0-3 on the week against South Brunswick, Old Bridge, and East Brunswick. Monday, the girls will play Old Bridge at 4:00 p.m.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — For most point guards, 11 points and five assists would constitute a satisfactory day's work for a full high school game. Justin Black of East Brunswick did that in a quarter.  Spurred by the finest performance of Black's career, the East Brunswick boys basketball team ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway High School didn’t have a ton going on in the athletics department this week in terms of competition. The varsity boys basketball team, back from a three-week absence due to COVID-19, hosted St. Joseph (Metuchen) on Saturday, the same squad it faced in its last game ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Weather permitting, Piscataway High School athletics will make moves towards having spectators at home basketball games starting Thursday. The predicted snowfall could cause games to be postponed, but when they do happen, only two guests per player will be allowed into the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- It’s been a rough going for Piscataway varsity athletics as boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls bowling are without wins. Coach Chris Puder and his young girls hoops team has been in some tough, close battles this season as the Lady Chiefs are 0-7. Piscataway has lost ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On Friday, February 12, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 220, which allows a limited number of parents and guardians to attend indoor and outdoor high school and other youth sporting events.  The order takes effect immediately. “As a father of four, I know how difficult it ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- It takes about six seconds for an athlete to complete a long jump in track and field, and Kaelen Mitchell is six seconds away from breaking the state record.  The Piscataway High School senior is going for the state’s top mark in the long jump set by the legendary Carl Lewis, a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The East Brunswick girls basketball team rallied from a seven-point deficit late in the third quarter to come away with a 61-58 victory over Piscataway Saturday afternoon. Julia Perez' rebound basket with 42 seconds left broke a tie and gave the Bears (3-1) a 56-54 lead. Sam ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The coronavirus has made its way to the Piscataway High School varsity boys basketball team as a student-athlete’s COVID-19 test came back positive on Friday TAPinto Piscataway has learned. The Chiefs will be sidelined for at least 14 days, which means they can return to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway High School has named the Lady Chiefs’ Tori Fisher, Outstanding Senior Female Athlete for her accomplishments on the basketball court. Thursday’s announcement followed recognition by the Women’s Sports Foundation on February 3rd, National Girls and Women in Sports ...

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