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October 2, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Paige Sheppard started running when she was five-years-old, and won her first national competition when she was 7, amassing an impressive collection of ribbons and trophies along the way. Her most recent victory came on a national stage last month, crossing the finish line ...

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COLUMBUS, OH — Rutgers showed a lot of fight – almost literally. There was pushing, yelling and some tense moments between Rutgers and Ohio State after the Scarlet Knights’ Aron Cruickshank didn’t take kindly to a fake punt late in the game on Saturday, Oct. 1, and plowed into Buckeyes punter ...

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With everything that has been going on with Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka and his season long suspension, this calls for action on how the Celtics can rise above this situation and continue this winning culture they have established.  Last season, in Udoka’s first year as head coach, the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — School officials here are deeply saddened to learn about the death of a Linden High School football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a Sept. 9th game against the Woodbridge High Barrons. Linden sophomore Xavier McClain died Wednesday night, according to ...

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COLONIA, NJ — While it may be hard to believe that high school football’s regular season is almost half over while it’s still summer, Colonia is now approaching the halfway point of their campaign without a loss. A young Colonia team made the most of “Eric LeGrand Night” by rallying for a 28-25 ...

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BRONX, NY — New York Yankees legend and former captain Derek Jeter was honored in the Bronx in front of thousands of people for his 2020 Hall of Fame Induction. Jeter. A five-time World Series champion and a member of the exclusive 3,000 hit club, was adored by the fans at Yankee Stadium as he ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The high school fall sports season is upon us, and several of the Rahway High School (RHS) teams are selling gear. Now is the time to purchase something, support your favorite teams, and wear the red and black with pride. The RHS football team's online store is open. Click here for ...

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The new head coach for the Trojan football team is already making a name for himself. Coach Tarig Holman, of St. Thomas Aquinas, has been named the first Game Changer Coach of the Week for the 2022 season by the New York Jets. The title is awarded to tri-state area coaches who serve the best ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Number 26 playing Running Back for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is Al-Shadee Salaam from East Orange, previously coached by Rae Oliver at EO Campus High as a Jaguar. Saturday, during week one of college football, Salaam was the game hero when led the team to victory, with a ...

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Serena Williams rarely has odds against her when it comes to tennis matches. But Wednesday night, this was indeed the case when she went against the number two seed Annet Kontaveit. Even with her marvelous career and skill, Williams’ veteranship created doubts if she could advance to the third ...

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Former three time Sixth Man of the Year award winner Jamal Crawford shocked the basketball world this week when he announced that 18-time All-Star Lebron James would play in his Crawsover Pro-Am league in Seattle, Washington. Crawford’s Pro-Am, which has welcomed various NBA players every year ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Twelve-year-old Anthony Labin, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a line drive struck him during a baseball game in Cooperstown last month was welcomed home Thursday after spending five weeks in the hospital. Family, friends, teammates, neighbors, and first responders ...

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A few hours ago, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski announced to the world that all-time great Lebron James has signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $97.1M, in addition to a player option for the 2024-25 season. This contract officially declares James as the highest ...

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With the recent passing of NBA pioneer Bill Russell, it has been solidified that in the incoming 2022-23 season, Russell’s number six will be retired by all 32 teams across the league. The Boston Celtics legend will be the first player ever to have his number retired by every single team in the ...

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The ESPN series “The Captain,” a show that delineated the storied career of New York Yankee great Derek Jeter, showcased its finale this week. Through seven episodes, we got to see both the ups and downs of Jeter as both a baseball player and as a human being. This balance through a Hall of ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Twelve-year-old Izyan “Zizou” Ahmad is one of the top-ranked singles and doubles 12-and-under tennis players in the US - at one point recently he was ranked number one in both. He’s also a Wayne resident. Five years ago, in a televised press conference at the US Open, Zizou boldly ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ —  At a recent July 18th ceremony and dinner of the NJ Lacrosse Foundation and Hall of Fame, former Randolph HS lacrosse star John Lade joined five other lacrosse luminaries being inducted into the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Lade graduated from Randolph HS in 2007 as a multi-sport ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —The Scotch Plains-Fanwood vs. Westfield boys soccer game has finally been confirmed to take place at Red Bull Arena on Thursday, Sept. 22. It will be the first time in history Scotch Plains-Fanwood will play a game on a Major League Soccer pitch. "We are hoping for a good ...

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On the afternoon of July 31, 2022, NBA legend Bill Russell passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 88. It would be easy to talk about all the accomplishments that Russell achieved during his basketball career. The 11 championship rings, five MVP awards, and the 12 All Star nominations ...

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On July 29, Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell sent out a tweet that had the sports world in debate. In the tweet, Russell stated that the NBA is full of athletes instead of basketball players. In translation, Russell believes that instead of a league being filled with skilled players ...

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When you have a certain position at a specific job, it is your responsibility to fulfill all the requirements, so you can perform successfully. Not only is doing what you’re supposed to do good for the company or organization you are working for, but it will also allow you to earn that ...

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DETROIT, MI — Sparta High School alumnus and varsity baseball player Cole Patten was just signed by the Detroit Tigers. Patten, a member of the Class of 2018 was drafted in the 17th round as a pitcher last Tuesday, his mother Doreen Patten said. “He is excited to fulfill his long dream of being ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — No one is ever too old to enjoy the thrill of competition or the exhilaration of bringing home gold, silver or bronze medals for their well-earned victories. Scores of senior citizens, age 50 and older, from across the Garden State will prove those sentiments again in September ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains native and Villanova University standout pitcher Danny Wilkinson has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an undrafted free agent. The 6'1 lefty pitched for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School varsity team all four years of his Raiders career from ...

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EUGENE, OREGON — Anchored by Dunellen, NJ, native and Union Catholic graduate Sydney McLaughlin, Team USA won the women's 4x400 relay on Sunday night at the World Championships in Eugene, OR, on Sunday evening. Talitha Diggs led off and handed a lead to Abby Steiner, who replaced injured Dalilah ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — By now, many of you are familiar with the Elizabeth Resolutes. This vintage baseball team, which takes its name from the original Resolutes of the 19th century, is all about Rahway, with Rahway River Park as its home field and a number of residents on the roster. This past Saturday, ...

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When it comes to track and field, very few come close to Noah Lyles. The Gainesville, Florida native has become one of the fastest runners in the world in the last few years, amazing fans with his blazing speed and unique personality. Thursday night, Lyles left many in awe once again when ran a ...

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EUGENE, OREGON — Union Catholic HS track legend and Olympic gold medalist has added another accolade to her already impressive resume: she won her first ever World Championship in the 400M hurdles in a time of 50.68s, breaking her own world record in the process Friday Night in Eugene, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The National Park Service has granted the Shady Rest Golf and Country Club, the first African-American country club in the United States, a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The listing further solidifies Shady Rest, at 820 Jerusalem Rd., as a national ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton will be one of eight locations to host a Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) team for its inaugural season set to begin in December 2022, officials have announced. In addition to Trenton, teams will be located in Binghamton, NY; ...

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