Sports

March 11, 2020

Metuchen, NJ — The Plainfield Junior Cardinals 7th Grade basketball team is headed towards competing for a three-peat championship in the Jersey Basketball Association's Red Division title on Thursday.  The game will be played at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen at 6:30 p.m. The team, led by ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals fell to Roselle Catholic's Lions in a home game on Thursday, 58-50, despite double-digit points by Jamarques Lawrence and DaRon Montgomery. Lawrence contributed 17 points, while Montgomery added 10 points and 5 rebounds. It was also Cheerleaders ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield beat out Columbia, 47-41, on Community Day at a home game on Thursday. Team 1 2 3 4 Final Columbia (8-8) 11 4 15 11 41 Plainfield ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals were narrowly defeated at home on Tuesday by Westfield, falling to the Blue Devils 58-57. Team 1 2 3 4 Final Westfield (9-2) 9 10 18 21 58 Plainfield ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Plainfield sophomore Tyejuan Taylor had a big game on Monday.  He scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and had 3 assists and 4 steals to help lift the Cardinals in a 65-42 win over Trenton at the MLK ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals boys basketball team fell to Union Catholic on Tuesday in a tight game, 61-60.   Plainfield's Lawrence Jamarques scored 21 points, Taylor Tyejuan scored 14, and DaRon Montgomery, had 13 points, but it wasn't enough to hold off the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Inaugural Kayla Spooner Memorial Basketball Showcase was held at Plainfield High School on Saturday, and featured six matchups over the course of the day. The tournament was held in memory of Kayla Spooner who passed away in September 2017. Proceeds from the event will help ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Kayla Spooner was supposed to graduate from high school in 2020; instead, at just 15-years-old, she passed away in September 2017.  Friends and family are determined to keep her memory alive by holding a basketball tournament fundraiser this Saturday, and proceeds will help fund ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Go ahead, have that second (or third) helping of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes with no guilt on Thanksgiving.  Then join the FreeWalkers' Gobble Gobble Hike on Friday to work it all off. Risa Olinsky, President of the local walking group, will lead a five-mile trail hike, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — It's going to be a battle of the undefeated on Wednesday when the 7-0 Plainfield Cardinals take on the 8-0 Franklin Warriors in the Big Central Middle School Championship Game at Franklin High School. "This group of young Kings is simply amazing," Cardinals Coach Kenny Howard ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Plainfield's Boys Varsity Soccer team beat Bridgewater-Raritan 2-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 NJSIAA Tournament. Kenet Lopez and Dennis Vasquez each scored a goal, and Dominic Ridge had 10 saves to preserve a shutout. The sectional ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella and Freeholder Andrea Staten and Freeholder Rebecca Williams joined Assemblywoman Linda Carter, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, Union County Manager Ed Oatman, Deputy Manager Amy Wagner, members of ...

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LINDEN, NJ — Plainfield’s boys basketball team has had what one could call a remarkable off-season.  On Tuesday, the Cardinals beat Roselle Catholic 76-60 in Linden for the 2019 Prestige Patriots championship title.   Plainfield won the title in 2018.  This year, the team is playing in the fall ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week, it's going to be a busy one!  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Spirit Week starts at Plainfield's high schools, with "Jersey Day" - wear your favorite team jersey. The Easy ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield celebrated its 9th Annual Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life on Saturday at City Hall.  The day's theme was "Celebrating 150 years of Historic Sports and Progress," and the race was a sight to see. “This is our ninth year, and every year we try to make each year ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — This Saturday morning, expect some road closures and delays in the downtown Plainfield area for the 9th Annual Plainfield Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run to benefit community non-profit causes and scholarships.  The event will include lollipop runs for children under 8 years, a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The 9th Annual Plainfield Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run to benefit community non-profit causes and scholarships will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 12th.  The event will include lollipop runs for children under 8 years, a 1-mile youth/family walk/run, and a 5K walk/run for both the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students, do you need a physical to play sports?  You can get one in the nurse's office at Plainfield High School. The first 30 students will be seen from 5 to 8 p.m. on two Tuesday dates, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.  All physicals must be approved by the school physician for final ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Cardinals boys soccer team has advanced to the second round of the Union County Tournament after beating 15th-seeded Roselle Park 1-0 in Plainfield on Friday. The team will take on the 7th-seeded Pioneers in New Providence on Saturday at 3:30 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals will take on the Linden Tigers on the gridiron on Saturday, Oct. 5, and the game will have a later kickoff time at 2 p.m. The late start is to accommodate SAT testing that day. The game will be held at Hub Stine Complex, 1410 Randolph Rd. in ...

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Plainfield, NJ –  The Plainfield Girls Varsity Tennis Team participated in the Union County Tennis Tournament on September 25 and 26. The Lady Cardinals won 4 out of 5 of their first round matches. Sophomore Dayanna Caluna, at first singles, took 7th place in her division. The team finished in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elmora Troopers Little League Team received special recognition at Thursday night’s Freeholders meeting. Each player, along with coaches Jairo Labrador and Sal Garcia, received a resolution and medals commending their success. “You guys were heard when we were in ...

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IOWA CITY, IA - Rutgers came to Iowa City, IA on Saturday to take on the (20) Hawkeyes at the University of Iowa.  It was the first time the Scarlet Knights have played at the Big Ten Kinnick Stadium, and the team struggled for most of the game. Wide Receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette, a Junior from ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Twelve teenage boys from the Plainfield basketball team recently finished their summer basketball season at 25-0.  They successfully went through two tournaments, the Bloomfield College Youth Basketball Summer Camp and the summer session of the Primetime Shootout invitational ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 1's Who Care organization presents Plainfield's 4th Annual Ride Out on Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual bike ride in Plainfield is an event that brings families and friends together for a fun-filled day. It starts with an escorted bike ride from Rushmore Park ...

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Plainfield, NJ – The Athletics Department for Plainfield Public Schools will host a "Meet the Coach Night" with Head Football Coach Don Sofilkanich on Tuesday, July 23 at Plainfield High School. Sofilkanich, a renowned high school coach with three consecutive State titles and several players who ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Student athletes, will you play a sport in the fall?  The Plainfield Public School district is offering free sports physicals in July and August. Football, soccer, volleyball, and tennis players, cross-country runners, band members and cheerleaders should go to the Plainfield ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It is not too late to take advantage of one of the many sports camps being offered by the Plainfield BOE to students in various grades. All camps are free and students may still enroll depending on availability. Here is a listing of the summer camps: Girls Basketball: Summer ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public School district closes out the year with great success in its athletics programs, winning the Union County Conference Division Championship trophies for the 2019 Winter and Spring seasons in baseball, softball, tennis and wrestling, according to Gloria ...

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UNION, NJ - Randy Lopez, playing for the North, represented the Plainfield Cardinals in the 41st Annual Phil Simms North-South All-Star Football Classic game held at Kean University on Monday. Founded by the High School Football Coaches Association, the game has been played since 1979. The best ...

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