Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week: Friedman Wins Essay Contest Scholarship

June 27, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Jake Friedman won Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week for the week of May 12. Once a Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS athlete won the award, they were invited to write an essay on "What it Means to be a Student Athlete."

While many essays were compelling, Jake’s submission embodied YETI MMA's athlete code, according to the training ...

After Stellar Career for Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS and FSPY, Bondarowicz Sails Off to Naval Academy

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As a youngster, it was the illusive dream. All of the best swimmers in school swam for the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY). While he saw his fair share of success swimming for Laura Bransky with the Central Jersey Barracudas at the JCC - he set several team records and was one of the top swimmers in the league - Chris Bondarowicz failed to make the FSPY team ...

Scotch Plains Council Honors Hockey Player Jared Figueroa

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Council and Mayor Al Smith recognized the outstanding hockey achievements of Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS senior Jared Figueroa, who ended his career with more than 100 goals and 100 assists.

Figueroa's athletic abilities have earned him recognition and elite awards. The Raiders center/forward was named his high school team's MVP for three ...

Baseball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood 8U Black Wins Spring Championship

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains 8U Black jumped out to an early lead over their in-town rival Scotch Plains Blue scoring 5 runs in the first two innings including a hard hit double by Chris Horn. 

The offense continued and collected another 5 runs in the third including a double by Nick Madden. SP Blue responded by plating one in the third and another in the fourth ...

UC Track Star Sydney McLaughlin Smashes Record in Final HS Race

GREENSBORO, NC -- Union Catholic's Sydney McLaughlin made her final high school meet a memorable one in record-breaking fashion as she captured the 400-meter hurdles for the fourth straight year in a meet record 54.22 at Sunday’s New Balance National Championships at North Carolina A&T.

McLaughlin, perhaps the greatest female high school track and field athlete in ...

LAX: Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Nick Miceli Named Coach of the Year

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood Lacrosse Coach Nick Miceli was named Coach of the Year in the Bianchi Division by 


Miceli's squad finished 11-9 for the season while facing local powerhouses including Westfield and Summit, as well as division rivals Delaware Valley and . The Raiders fell to archrival Westfield, ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Association Championship Won by Red Bulls

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Red Bulls captured the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Association MLS Cup championship with a 2-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday at Terrill Middle School.

Ella Butters broke a scoreless tie with her first goal of the season with eight minutes remaining when she fired in a rebound of a deflected shot. Sophia Labazzo fired in a hard shot for an insurance ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League Spring Season Champions Crowned

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League crowned champions in its AAA Minors, Majors and Seniors divisions this week.

Senior Division (Grades 7-10)
The Philadelphia A's defeated the Blues, 4-3, in a thrilling, well-pitched game at VoTech Wednesday night. A's starter Liam Mahr pitched six innings of shutout ball with nine strikeouts. Blues ...

Bluefish Outlast Patriots in Ten Innings to Open Three Game Set

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgeport Bluefish (26-20) defeated the Somerset Patriots (27-18) 5-3 in ten innings at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday evening.

The Bluefish broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the tenth inning on a two-run double by D’Arby Myers for the final score. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Greg Golson tied up the ballgame with a solo home run (2) to left ...

Somerset Patriots To Honor Teachers of the Year

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host special nights to recognize the Somerset, Union, Middlesex, and Hunterdon County schools’ Teachers of the Year.

The Patriots have invited Teachers of the Year from each school in the counties to attend a Teacher Appreciation Night at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots will recognize the teachers on the field in a pre-game ceremony ...

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