Sports

May 10, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education approved the appointment of a new head football coach on April 20. On Thursday, the Plainfield High School Athletics Department and players welcomed Coach James Williams, who will lead the Cardinals in the upcoming fall season. Athletic Director John Quinn ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Erick Rodriguez, Lucas Kidder and Nasir Powell had two hits each, scoring a combined 7 runs, to lead Plainfield to a crushing 21-2 win at home over Roselle Park on Tuesday. Cameron Smith threw a strong 3 innings for the win, while striking out 6 batters. Bryan Williams and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 concerns of the administration, Plainfield municipal parks opened Saturday for residents to enjoy dawn to dusk. A ribbon cutting ceremony was also held at the new Rushmore Recreational Complex in the Fourth Ward. Mayor Adrian O. Mapp ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals boys tennis team finished in 7th place out of 14 teams in the Union County tennis tournament Wednesday at the Donald Van Blake Tennis Facility at Hub Stine Field. Westfield's four-year winning streak ended, losing to Summit's Hilltoppers, who finished with ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Cameron Smith pitched strong into the 6th inning Tuesday throwing 110 pitches, giving up five hits and one earned run while striking out seven. The Cardinals beat Roselle Catholic's Lions 9-5, remaining unbeaten in Union County Conference Divisional Play. Bryan ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals rolled over Rahway in a 13-3 win at the field at Hub Stine Tuesday. Plainfield had 11 hits to just 4 for Rahway. The Cardinals were led by Shane Kidder and Erick Rodriguez, each with 3 runs. Bryan Williams and Lucas Kidder each had two runs, while Aaron ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University and head women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension that will keep the Hall of Fame coach courtside through the 2025-26 season. Stringer, who ranks fifth in career victories (1,055) among women’s ...

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NEW JERSEY — Opening day of Trout Season is Saturday, April 10 and to celebrate, state waters have been stocked with a half million rainbow trout. For a full list of locations, click HERE "Thanks to DEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which has been hard at work with advanced trout stocking, ...

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Anthony Ashnault’s chance at taking the next step for making Team USA for the Summer Tokyo Olympic Games came to a halt at the Team Trials on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas. The South Plainfield native and eighth-seeded grappler advanced into the quarterfinals of the 65-kilogram freestyle bracket ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK — As the minutes ticked away in the second half of Saturday night's NCAA basketball 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 ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy has announced that effective Friday, March 19, at 6am, the ban on outdoor interstate youth competitions will be lifted. Attendees at outdoor sports competitions will be limited to players, coaches, and officials, and up to two parents or guardians per participating ...

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LINDEN, NJ — A team effort by Plainfield scoring was not enough to overcome Linden, who beat the Cardinals 55-40. Trevor Gittens and Tahmir Ellis scored 7 points each for the Cardinals, with Daron Montgomery and Tyejuan Taylor adding 6 points each.  Ellis also had 14 rebounds. Linden's Nas ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals took on the Lions of Lincoln High School Monday, coming away with a 49-44 win. Tyejuan Taylor scored a high of 13 points for the Cardinals. He also grabbed 4 rebounds, had 3 assists and 1 steal. DaRon Montgomery had 9 points, and Dajuan Thomas scored ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Friday night was Senior Night for the Cardinals, who took on the Vikings of Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains. Plainfield came out on top, beating the visiting team 57-41. Plainfield's high scorer DaRon Montgomery had 11 points, 2 rebounds and 5 steals.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers plans to increase spectator capacity at its athletic venues effective immediately. In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 225, which was announced Monday morning, the university plans to permit two parents or guardians of each Rutgers ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals fell to Governor Livingston on Saturday in a 53-25 loss. Maziyah Richards had 7 points for the Cardinals, and Abria Durham scored 5 points. Gianna Ciccimarra (18) and Dani Kang (13) were the high scorers for the host team. Kang also had 3 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots officially signed Major League Baseball’s Professional Development License (PDL), formally accepting an invitation from the New York Yankees to become the team’s new Double-A affiliate. The PDL represents a 10-year agreement that guarantees Somerset will ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors. "I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Derrick Golden of Plainfield, who is a member of the Montclair State University Men's Basketball Team for the 2020-2021 season, receives congratulatory messages from his school. Golden, a freshman majoring in Teaching, is a 6'3'' Guard/Forward on the Red Hawk roster. The Red ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals boys basketball team handily beat the Vikings of Union Catholic Regional High School 71-34 on Friday. DaRon Montgomery, with 20 points, led the Cardinals, followed by Tyejuan Taylor, who added 17 points, and Nicolas Acosta, at 10 points. Taylor had ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals fell to Arthur L. Johnson on Friday at home. The Crusaders prevailed 48-43 behind scoring by Dominika Kosiek, with 12 points, and Ashley Samsel, with 11 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nigel Garcia scored 17 points to lead Columbia to a 58-51 boys basketball victory over Plainfield Saturday afternoon. Sophomore point guard Jalen Robinson scored 15 points and dished out six assists for the Cougars (2-1), who outscored Plainfield, 17-11, in the third quarter to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Cardinals team was supposed to start its season on Tuesday at Elizabeth, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. On Thursday, they opened their season at home vs. Westfield's Blue Devils, winning 59-51. Westfield's Logan Howland (21) scored for the ...

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UPDATED: Tonight's basketball games have been postponed due to inclement weather, and will be rescheduled for a later date. ------------------------------------- PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Schools' Athletics Department will live stream upcoming basketball openers this week, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After a forced time-out of nearly one month, indoor sports in New Jersey returned this weekend, clearing the way for the start of the high school sports winter season. Since Gov. Phil Murphy did not extend his December 5 ban placed on organized indoor sports — practices and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. However, the regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The NJSIAA’s Sports Advisory Task Force – the statewide group of athletic administrators tasked with developing a return-to-play plan for New Jersey high school sports – has released its plan for the spring sports season. In keeping with its pledge to providing as complete a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The number of people allowed to gather outdoors in New Jersey will be reduced to 25, and indoor youth sports will be prohibited until 2021 in the state, according to a report published by NBC 10 Philadelphia on Monday. The latest sweeping restrictions coming from Governor Phil ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After the raucous celebrations witnessed at Rutgers men’s basketball games last season, no one will ever accuse Scarlet Knights fans of having wooden personalities. Cardboard, maybe. The folks at fancutouts.com will convert an image of your scarlet-painted face and ...

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