Sports

January 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Plainfield boys basketball team beat Sayerville by a significant 30 points at Monday's 2019 Martin Luther King Classic held in New Brunswick.  The 77-47 win brings the Cardinals to a 6-7 record. Tyejuan Taylor scored a team high 19 points and 13 rebounds, and he had 5 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Plainfield Youth Empowerment for Success (Y.E.S.) basketball league took three travel teams this weekend to Springfield, MA to compete in the 10th annual Eastbay Presents Jr. HoopHall Championships, and two of the three teams won titles. Micah Gordon, son of Plainfield ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals (6-6) fell to Union Catholic (9-2) at home on Thursday evening, 78-64. Tyejuan Taylor scored a team-high 19 points, and Jamarques Lawrence added 13 more for Plainfield Joshua Cordoba, who scored 8 points, had 14 rebounds; Taylor pulled down 7 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals easily defeated the Rahway Indians at home on Saturday.  Natasha Dirati-Onyango had a game high 17 points, and 20 rebounds.  J’Daah Wyatt-Doyle contributed 15 points to the win. Uloma Nwaka had 6 points for Rahway, and Anissa Crumpton added 4 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield took on the Blue Devils in Westfield on Friday, holding on to win 41-39.  The Cardinals are now 5-5. Tyejuan Taylor had a high of 11 points for the Cardinals.  Joshua Raymond added 8, and Joshua Cordoba contributed 6 points. Taylor pulled down 10 rebounds, and ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Ryan Petela of Clark, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, joined an elite club of W+H athletes on Wednesday when he scored his 1,000th point as a Ram in a boys’ basketball game vs. Dunellen in Laidlaw Gym. The senior guard led the Rams with 19 points, including a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's boys basketball team fell to Union at home on Community Day, losing 63-47.  The Cardinals are now 5-4 this season. Tyejuan Taylor had 18 points, Jalil Lee contributed 9, and Joshua Cordoba added 8 points. Taylor also pulled down 13 rebounds, and Cordoba had ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield school district is offering free physicals required for athletic programs for students in grades 8-12. Physicals can be scheduled for Jan. 15 or Jan. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Plainfield High School nurse's office. Appointments can also be scheduled for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals boys basketball team outscored the Roselle Rams on Thursday in a 73-31 win at home.       Jamarques Lawrence contributed 13 points, DaRon Montgomery added 11, and Jalier Burns scored 10.  Jymirr Harvey had three 3-pointers, and Tyejuan ...

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LAKEWOOD, NJ - The Plainfield High School wrestling team won its first team title at an individual tournament since 1967 on Saturday at the Rumble in the Pines Tournament. Plainfield:  226 Linden:  183 Trenton:  172 Lakewood:  139 Lawrence:  121 Keyport:  94 Orange:  87 Newark ...

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and the entire Freeholder Board congratulate the cheer and dance squads from Union County that competed and placed at the Pop Warner Cheer and Dance 2018 National Championship at Disney World in Florida. During Thursday’s meeting the Freeholders ...

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It was a tremendous honor on December 3 to induct the largest, most impressive Hall of Fame class in NJSIAA history. This stellar, 16-member group entering the NJSIAA Gallagher/Bollinger Hall of Fame includes an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Heisman Trophy winner, a Cy Young Award winner, a NCAA ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY The PMUA is sponsoring Helping Hands.  Starting today, bring little ones by the office at 215 West Front St. to pick out a new pair of gloves ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers student athletes this week gained recognition from the Big Ten Conference, with 86 Scarlet Knight players named to the Fall 2018 Academic All-Big Ten List. The total number of recognized fall sport athletes is a record for the university, topping the 84 students who ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Athletes from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison were well-represented on 2018 All-Greater Middlesex Conference All-Star teams following a solid fall season. Ten W+H athletes have received recognition in soccer, tennis and volleyball. Ricardo Garces of North Brunswick, Austin ...

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ANN ARBOR, MI -- Shortly after Michigan’s 62-39 loss to Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 26, defensive tackle Rashan Gary, who played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, announced that he would skip his senior season in college and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Youth Empowered for Success basketball program is a division of the non-profit Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Community (P.A.R.C.), and was created by Terence Johnson and Lenny Cathcart in 2015.  Now, the competitive recreational program enters its fourth winter season ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Before the main Thanksgiving Day meals were feasted on in households throughout Westfield and Plainfield, the Blue Devil football players fed on an appetizer of touchdown passes in the annual Westfield-Plainfield rivalry game.  Plainfield stopped the run well, but Westfield was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An update on Plainfield's Division of Parks and Recreation programs was provided by Superintendent Veronica Taylor at Monday's City Council meeting.  The overview included a look at current and future recreation programs, and how the department is working to provide job ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Thanksgiving holiday might be right around the corner, but there are still a few events on TAP this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and more. MONDAY The City Council's combined agenda session will start at 7 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Welcome to the weekend!  Here's a look at things to do in Plainfield, from holiday craft fairs, to music by bands and a symphony, and more.  Where will we see you?   SATURDAY The Emerson Theater Group is holding its 2nd Annual Pre-Holiday Bazzar / Flea Market, featuring ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team 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 Fame, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High School senior Toran Smith on Wednesday signed his letter of intent to attend Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. Smith said, "I am happy for the support that my mother, my father, my brother, my sister, my coach have given me. I am just glad that you have ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — The goal was going to come at some point. Zidan Abdella knew it. Thomas Rodriguez knew it. Everyone else on Scotch Plains-Fanwood believed it would, too.  Head coach Tom Breznitsky said every state final season he’s coached, there’s always been one tournament game in ...

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Glaring examples of the field's age show. WESTFIELD, NJ – Installed 13 years ago, the turf field at Gary Kehler Stadium is set to be resurfaced as part of a $3.03 million renovation of the stadium set to start in April. But with five months of play remaining before the stadium’s anticipated ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The eighth-seeded Plainfield Cardinals beat ninth-seeded Piscataway Chiefs at Seidler Field on Monday 1-0, with a goal by Johnathan Mendez, in the first round of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 tournament. Juan Pablo Rodriguez is credited with the assist, while Dominic Ridge ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Girls tennis:  home match at 4 p.m. vs. Union HS. Girls soccer: away match vs. Rahway at 4 p.m. Boys soccer: away at Westfield, 4 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Despite some rain, the Plainfield Queen City 5K Run/Walk kicked off outside city hall on Saturday morning.  The high school band fired up the crowd, followed by a Zumba® warm-up for participants. Founder Darryl Clark said, "The registrations were excellent.  We actually got more ...

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