Sports

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- While parents and students of New Jersey high schools rejoiced in finally getting guidance on graduations at Gov. Phil Murphy's press conference on Tuesday, questions regarding whether area pools will open this summer remain unanswered. "I will just comment that outdoor pools are ...

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This past week, Hall of Fame goalie and New Jersey Devils great Martin Brodeur joined the Devils’ Black and Red Banter series to discuss what is going on in his life while answering questions from fans. As a player, Brodeur topped the leaderboard in several National Hockey League records. In his ...

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NEW JERSEY -- With the cancellation of spring sports, the NJSIAA, the governing body of high school sports in the state of New Jersey, is beginning to look ahead to the fall of the 2020-2021 academic year. "Given the current level of uncertainty, NJSIAA is – at the present time -- providing ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- 'The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education on Thursday, April 28, approved its $105 million budget for the 2020-2021 academic year. Related: Scotch Plains-Fanwood BOE Proposes $105M Budget for 2020-2021 Academic Year The spending plan includes $1.12 million for ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo spent an hour sharing his inspiring story with students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison in a webinar on April 21. Although Mutombo is widely known and respected for his 18-year professional basketball career that includes a Hall of Fame ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The return-to-school date and related public health guidelines will continue to determine the viability of a spring sports season, according to the NJSIAA, the governing body for New Jersey's high school athletics. "NJSIAA is committed to doing whatever is possible to provide New ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- PAL football registration is up and running for all levels, flag football through contact. Discounts available if you sign up before June 15, 2020. To register, visit spfpal.com. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League (PAL) was founded in 1991 as a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As the NJSIAA, the governing body for New Jersey high school sports, tries to put plans in place should school resume in mid- to late-May, coaches feel the loss of the spring season as much as the student athletes do. We have not given up on spring sports, and will ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- The mother of NBA superstar and Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) Karl-Anthony Towns has died, a victim of the coronavirus. "Jackie was many things to many people — a wife, a mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. The matriarch of the Towns family, she was an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Even though he is only 8 years old, Liam Donovan is the Scotch Plains-Fanwood lacrosse team's biggest fan. Related: Lacrosse: Inspiring 5-Year-Old Serves as Honorary Captain Quarantine rules put the kibosh on what should have been a great birthday celebration for ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The NJSIAA, governing body for New Jersey high school sports, announced on Friday that it still hopes to have some sort of shortened spring sports season and that it would end by June 30. Some athletes and parents had hoped that the spring season might be extended into the summer ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The NJSIAA, the governing body for New Jersey high school sports, said on Wednesday, April 1, that it is committed to doing whatever is possible to provide New Jersey’s student-athletes with some type of spring season, although a return-to-school date and public health ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic's Noah Dhaliwal was recently rewarded for his excellence in the classroom, as well as his exceptional talent as a gymnast with a USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Recognition award. The award was established in 1986 by Robert Cowan, a former USA Gymnastics ...

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EDISON, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns took to Instagram to share his family's battle with the coronavirus on Wednesday, March 25. Towns, a native of Piscataway who played high school ball at Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen), hopes that by sharing his story he could encourage others to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The NJSIAA, the governing body for high school sports in the state of New Jersey, in its latest update on the coronavirus (COVID-19), announced that there will be no interscholastic athletic competitions until schools reopen.  If and when classroom instruction in school resumes, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – The cessation of sports practices for newly picked Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School spring teams could not have come at a worse time for upperclassmen. For seniors, the pain is obvious. It’s their final season, and the teammates are unsure they will get to bond with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Registration for the 2020 Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL Football opens on April 15, 2020. Players registered before June 2 save $25 off Flag and 3rd grade contact football, $50 off 4th – 8th grade contact football. To register, visit www.SPFPAL.com. The Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's freshman phenom Jenai Berry ran 2:16.92 to placed 5th in the 800 and break her own school record at the NJSIAA Girls Track Meet of Champions on Sunday.  Berry was in one of the unseeded sections, won her race, and beat a number of girls in ...

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STATEN ISLAND, NY -- The Union Catholic track and field teams put on a remarkable show by sweeping the 4x400-meter relays, picking up a gold medal performance from A'Liyah Thomas, and sevreal medals at Sunday's 52nd NJSIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions at the Ocean Breeze Athletic ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Logan D’Amore of Scotch Plains, a senior at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, completed a record-setting career as a W+H swimmer in last weekend’s NJSIAA Meet of Champions by capturing two medals. The following day, Monday, March 2, Logan was joined by his family ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood wrestler Brandon Bowles' successful season concluded in the 126 lb. Pre-quarterfinal Round at the 2020 NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships in Atlantic City on Wednesday, March 4. The No. 15 seeded Bowles, a junior, won his preliminary round match ...

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Conor Reilly added to his remarkable resume as one of the most dominant field event athletes in recent Union County history with a record-breaking performance at the State Non-Public A Track and Field Championships last Friday at the Bennett Center in Toms River. For his accomplishments -- this ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School junior Brandon Bowles will be the school's only competitor in Atlantic City as the NJSIAA State Tournament takes place March 5-7 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Bowles, who competes at 126 lbs., was the third place finisher at ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Jim Howard of North Plainfield was honored for 40 years of coaching golf at the United States Golf Association in a ceremony in the Hogan Room on Feb. 22. The veteran Wardlaw+Hartridge teacher and coach was joined by family, friends, colleagues, current and former players and alumni ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The youth suicide rate is currently the highest it has ever been since collecting data in the 1960s according to JAMA Pediatrics. Further, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that suicide is the second leading cause of death among ages 10–24 in the U.S. and ...

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SEWELL, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) took two Top 10 placements in the Finals of the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Gloucester County Institute of Technology on Sunday, March 1.  Sophomore Darien Betances finished 10th in the Boys 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 21.65. Jack Alexy of ...

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EWING, NJ – Julia Bonhote and Lily Hughes of Scotch Plains-Fanwood each placed in the Top 10 of their respective races at the Finals of the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT). Competing in the 50 Freestyle, an event she has ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls, led by double winner Chi Chi Nkulume, made history by capturing a record sixth straight title, and Conor Reilly and Elijah Brown sparkled to lead the boys to a runner-up finish at Friday's NJSIAA Non-Public A Track and Field Championships at the Bennett ...

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SEWELL, NJ – Aidan of Scotch Plains-Fanwood finished 25th in the 200 Freestyle and 17th in the 500 Freestyle at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in the Boys Preliminary Round on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT).  Other local swimmers who fared well at the ...

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EWING, NJ – Julia Bonhote and Lily Hughes of Scotch Plains-Fanwood advanced to the Finals of the NJSIAA Meet of Champions after placing in the top 16 of the Girls Preliminary Round on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT). Bonhote will compete in the finals of ...

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