SPF-PAL 4th Grade Raiders Win Warren Hoops Tournament

December 4, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 4th Grade SPF-PAL Raiders travel basketball team won the 7th annual Warren Tournament defeating the Summit Hilltoppers 47-37 in the Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Mt. Horeb Gym in Warren.

"It was a great weekend of basketball for the boys, Warren did an excellent job hosting the tournament for the coaches, players and ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders Wrestlers Give Back Day

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Fifty members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School wrestling team spent a chilly Saturday morning washing the police cars, fire trucks, and EMS vehicles from the Scotch Plains and Fanwood departments.

The event was the brainchild of head coach Marc Fabiano, whose best friend, Dan Piccola, is a member of the Fanwood police department.

"I have always ...

Boys Hockey: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ties Gov. Livingston, 3-3

UNION, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders Hockey team led with less than two minutes in a game that would have been their first victory of the season Friday night. They instead settled for a tie with the Gov. Livingston Highlanders, 3-3.

Interlocked in a 2-2 in the waning minutes of the second period, Jared Figueroa -- the Raiders' lethal weapon -- sent a shot passed the Gov.

Former WBC Boxing Champion Alicia Ashley to Host Free Self-Defense Clinic for Women on Dec. 6

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Alicia Ashley, former WBC female world super bantamweight champion and one of the world's most dominant female boxers, will host a free self-defense clinic for women on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Yeti MMA (2507 Route 22 West), a new mixed martial arts training facility.

The clinic takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. inside Yeti MMA's Slick Strike ...

Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week: Ice Hockey's Jared Figueroa

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In the young ice hockey season, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders have scored seven goals. Jared Figueroa has scored 71 percent (5/7) of them.

Figueroa’s dynamic week on the ice warrants his selection as this week’s TAPintoSPF Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week.


The forward put on a performance to remember on Opening Day (Sunday, Nov. 27) ...

Somerset Patriots RHP Alexis Candelario Signed By Los Angeles Dodgers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-handed pitcher Alexis Candelario has been signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Candelario had two stints during the 2016 season with the Somerset Patriots. He first joined the team in mid-June before having his contract purchased by Veracruz of the Mexican League. He re-joined Somerset at the end of August and ...

Boys Hockey: Figueroa Nets 4 Goals, but Scotch Plains-Fanwood Falls to A.L. Johnson, 8-4, in Season Opener

ROSELLE, NJ – Jared Figueroa dazzled and scored four goals for Scotch Plains-Fanwood, but it wasn’t enough, as the Raiders ice hockey team fell on Opening Day Sunday to the Arthur L. Johnson (Clark) Crusaders, 8-4, at Warinanco Ice Center.

Figueroa, a senior, found the back of the net 45 seconds into the game and season, and added two goals in the second period and one in the third ...

Hoops for Humanity Raises $ to Benefit Youth Program

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The third annual Hoops for Humanity basketball tournament, sponsored by Nick's Pizza (42 S. Martine Ave., Fanwood), brought a record number of participants to Newmark School gym as teams of 3-on-3 squared off for local bragging rights.

The winning team, "The Veterans," was comprised of Carl Acito, AJ Prusik, Michael Lee and Bryce Edwards. Proceeds ...

Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week: Girls Soccer's Christina Rodgers

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls’ soccer team recently concluded an undefeated (18-0-4) season, won their seventh-straight Union County title, and appeared in the North 2, Group 4 Championship. Senior Christina Rodgers, this week’s Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week, was a major reason for their success.

The Providence commit helped lead her team with ...

PHOTOS: Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Girls Raise $500 in 10th Annual DECA Powder Puff Football Game

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – In a contest that was decided in the final seconds of the game, the senior girls defeated the juniors 6-0 to win the 10th Annual DECA Powder Puff Game at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School while raising money for charity.

Reigning MVP Sophie Brause scored the game’s winning and only touchdown as time expired in the fourth quarter on a scramble into the ...

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Well, There's Always Next Year

The 2016 football season is now in week 13 and I certainly don't need to remind you that the New York Jets are 3-8.

The November 13th game against the Rams was almost unbearable to watch, but we did get to see Bryce Petty as a replacement for the injured Ryan Fitzpatrick. Petty looked good in the first quarter, but the entire team fell asleep after that, and so did the fans.

The Bye ...