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September 24, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- As the football cliche goes, games can be won or lost in the trenches. An offense cannot win with its quarterback on his butt all game, and a defense cannot win if the opposing team dominates off the line of scrimmage. Sayreville lineman Ryan Bouchard understands this, and his ...

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SAYREVILLE -- This week in Sayreville soccer the boys program set the pace on offense while the girls held their senior day on Thursday: Boys Soccer Results: W, 4-2 vs. Woodbridge... L, 2-1 vs. Colonia... W OT, 3-2 vs. Iselin Kennedy... W, 3-2 vs. Carteret An onslaught of offensive fury was ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Fourteen high school girls soccer teams from the Greater Middlesex Conference are uniting to help pediatric cancer patients and other children in need through their participation in a fundraising event benefiting two New Jersey-based nonprofits. In addition, the nearly ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, are hosting an online fundraiser through MiLB Auctions to benefit those affected by Tropical Storm Ida in Central New Jersey.  The auction will run through 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. Net proceeds from the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- TAPintoRaritanBay's Sayreville Athlete of the Week for Sept. 10 - Sept. 16 is football's Zaimer Wright. In last week’s contest against Woodbridge, Wright rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries along with 203 all-purpose yards. “He is a quiet leader at this ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The TAPinto Sayreville Athlete of the Week for Sept. 3 - Sept. 9 is football's Denzel Osae. Osae was the most impactful player on defense in the Bombers' game against Bridgewater-Raritan, racking up eight tackles from the linebacker position. "He has improved each week this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School football team relied on five turnovers as it picked up its first victory since 2019 after defeating Saint Joseph of Metuchen in the season home opener Saturday. Following a two-game season last year due to the pandemic, the Blue Devils opened a new slate ...

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SAYREVILLE -- It was a race. Unfortunately for Sayreville, they could not keep their foot on the pedal against Woodbridge. The Bombers opened the first quarter dominating both sides of the ball. After forcing a three-and-out on Woodbridge’s first possession, Sayreville capitalized on their short ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers football players will wear special uniforms to pay tribute to the 37 alumni and others lost in the Sept. 11 attacks, the school has announced. Rutgers (1-0) will play Saturday at Syracuse on the 20th anniversary of the attacks. The jersey will feature stripes in ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – There is one phrase to distinguish the Sayreville boys soccer team: Strength in numbers. “This is the first time ever I can honestly say that I have 20 kids who can play on the varsity field,” head coach Nicholas Cifelli said. “In the past we have had 10, 11, 12, and then we ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Despair. Hope. Then despair. The first game of the Sayreville football season ended in a 17-14 defeat to Bridgewater-Raritan by way of a 21-yard field goal with 0.2 seconds left. It was the second field goal in the last 1:10 of the game Bridgewater-Raritan attempted, as the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Each member of the Sayreville girls soccer team will be an important cog during the 2021 season. With just 19 players, the athletes will have to be well-prepared in every facet of the game. “Our numbers were extremely low, so we really did not know what to expect prior to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers football fans eager to finally welcome Head Coach Greg Schiano back to the banks in person will have to wait two more days. Rutgers’ season opener against Temple has been postponed to Saturday, according to Rutgers Sports Insider, NJ Advance Media’s text-messaging ...

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DUNELLEN, NJ -- Double Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin rose up from her chair and flashed a huge smile across her face as she shared a warm embrace with Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, her principal when she was a student at Union Catholic High School.   Sister ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back in January, All Season Sports Academy formed its first club baseball team and, in just a short time, interest has grown. The All Season Patriots currently include three club teams with players hailing from through Middlesex County and the surrounding communities.  "We ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- With a majority of spots open on seven-man starting lineup for a Sayreville War Memorial boys cross-country team coming off a season undefeated in division, head coach Stephen Logan is fielding competition on his smallest team in years for depth behind his top two positions in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- As the most recognized program at Sayreville War Memorial, Bomber football will always have expectations. With five state championships since 2010, Sayreville is known as one of the top-tier public school program in New Jersey. With two state championships rings of his own and six ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville War Memorial field hockey team is about investment to the high school. The team is young, supplied with 18 freshmen in the program this year, and now has five programs between the middle school and high school. A new cooperative sports program with South Amboy High ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The goal for the Sayreville War Memorial girls cross-country team this season seeks to achieve a goal that has not been reached in over a decade: a division title. Although the cross-country program has not secured the top spot in-division since 2009, head coach Joseph Pastva has ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- After a series of nationwide cricket tryouts that have occurred over the past four months, the final trial to be chosen for the American Premiere League will be held at Sayreville Kennedy Park on Saturday, Aug, 21, at 10 a.m. The American Premiere League, founded by ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A new cast of athletes will be making an imprint on the next phase of Sayreville War Memorial High School girls tennis this season. With eight members of the team graduating from last year, including two Greater Middlesex Conference all-division players, the unit is a mosh pit of ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Jr. Bombers football teams have continued to begin preparations for the upcoming season with the third week of training camp starting this week. Since the first practice on Aug. 1, the players, coaches, and parents are just as excited as they have been in past ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Garden State sent 24 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Many came home with medals, and a few of them provided truly historic moments. In women's track, Sydney McLaughlin, who turned 22 on Saturday, set a new world record in the 400 hurdles, defeating the reigning gold ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sydney McLaughlin, a Dunellen resident and 2017 graduate of Union Catholic High School, has gone from “Syd The Kid’’ to "The Golden Girl.'' McLaughlin was known as “Syd The Kid’’ when she became the youngest person since 1972 to compete for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- “Our mantra is, ‘If the kids are not having fun, then no one is having fun.” Christina Davis, secretary of the Sayreville Soccer Club, makes it known what type of organization the soccer club is. After a new administration took over the club in 2019 there has been a complete ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A feeling of connection, celebration, and hope filled the East Brunswick High School stadium last night as hundreds gathered to honor Sam Mattis, Olympian, home from Tokyo. Mattis placed 8th in the world in the discus event, not enough for a medal, but plenty for accolades and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Few events have occurred with greater anticipation than Tuesday night's women's 400 meter hurdles finals, which featured a showdown between the reigning Olympic champion, Dalilah Muhammad, and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin. The race did not disappoint as McLaughlin and ...

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TOKYO, JAPAN - Sam Mattis of East Brunswick Township placed eighth in the Men's Discus Final at the Tokyo Olympics. The former University of Pennsylvania champion landed at 63.88 meters (209 feet, 6.96 inches), a season best for the local Olympian. Sam Mattis (East Brunswick, New Jersey) ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A large gathering of Union Catholic students, parents, teachers, alumni, volunteers, and members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community came out to watch local legend Sydney McLaughlin hurdle her way into the semifinals in the 400 hurdles at the Olympics in Tokyo on ...

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