Sports

September 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Joint Motion Physical Therapy will once again sponsor the Athlete of the Week on TAPintoSPF.net for the 2018-19 school term. Following a disappointing season last year, the Raider boys soccer team has started the 2018 season with a perfect 4-0 record, including ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Two Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL teams remained undefeated when the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League completed its second week of the season on Sunday, Sept. 16, at a warm and sun-drenched Tyson Field at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School. The SPF PAL D team ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD -- How well a team handles adversity often correlates with its experience.  So when Scotch Plains-Fanwood -- a team with 14 seniors and 23 returning players -- found itself trailing to archrival Westfield, 2-0, at halftime Saturday, it didn’t press. The Raiders have one of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Typically, the case with a Scotch Plains-Fanwood versus Westfield girls’ soccer game is that goals are at a premium, often coming after minutes of back and forth deadlock in the midfield. But on Saturday, it took the Raiders just three minutes to separate themselves from a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Like so many kids who grow up playing soccer in Scotch Plains and Fanwood, Adam Weiner always dreamed of one day scoring a goal in a varsity game at Wexler Field. The senior can fondly remember netting the golden-goal in a JV county tournament game as a freshman growing ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Thomas Rodriguez was transparent in saying that he was surprised upon having two of his shots meet with the blue netting of Wexler Field's professional-style goals Tuesday.  “I was a little bit surprised; surprised at how well the game went for me,” he told ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- After an exciting and successful first-ever event last spring, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Association (SPFSA) will host its second 24-Hour Soccer Marathon to help kick off the 2018 Fall Season. This special event was originally staged as part of the SPFSA's 40th ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ _- The Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL football teams opened the 2018 New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League season on the road with two victories against two defeats on a rainy Sunday, Sept. 9. The Raider A team fell in Cranford, while the other three teams played in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Seniors Zidan Abdella and Jonathan Koseoglu each had two goals and an assist to lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood to a season-opening victory over North Brunswick on Saturday.  Michael Ferrara added the other tally for the Raiders, while Cesar Lopez ruined the shutout by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — While Scotch Plains-Fanwood returns last year’s second-leading goal scorer, Corinne Lyght, the Raiders graduated a host of prolific strikers in June; 41 of their goals from 2017 were by players who have since graduated.  Naturally, there are plenty of holes to fill when a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Tom Breznitsky has been the head coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys’ soccer team long enough — 44 years to be exact — to sense when his Raiders might be in for a special season.  This is one of those years.  As Scotch Plains-Fanwood looks to redeem itself from ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Recreation hosted its summer season finale on Tuesday evening with All-Star Games and skills competitions for players in the 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, and 7th-8th grade levels.  Trophies were handed out to winning teams in each division and to the MVPs at each grade ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Tyler Daniskas, a swimmer and recent graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, had an eventful last day at his summer job before heading off to college. Daniskas, a Belmar lifeguard this summer, made news with his final beach rescue of the season: a baby shark that had beached ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Dave Luciano knows he has big shoes to fill, bt he's eager to wear them and is confident they will be a good fit. Luciano, a 1999 graduate of Union Catholic, is the school's new Athletic Director. "It's a job that I could always see myself doing,'' said Luciano.   Luciano ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said Wednesday. All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) women’s basketball player Yamel Abreu of Elizabeth participated in the 11th annual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. She was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Special Olympics New Jersey’s delegation at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July was comprised of over 100 athletes and coaches who became the first USA delegation to be outfitted head to toe with Tommy Hilfiger clothes and accessories.  Among the models in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mike McCabe, Union Catholic's head track and field and cross-country coach, was named one of N.J's most influential people in high school sports by NJ.com.   McCabe, despite losing the greatest high school track and field athlete in NJ history in 2016 Olympian Sydney ...

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FLUSHING, NY — Throughout the past decade, the state of New Jersey has produced copious baseball talent at the major league level. There are currently 19 New Jersey natives in the league, a number that is higher than it’s ever been.  "We got a lot of good guys and we represent where we’re from,” ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has hired Greg Fahey as its new head boys’ basketball coach. Fahey, 27, is excited to bring his energy, experience and work ethic to a program that has struggled in recent years. The Rams are coming off a 4-17 season under Eugene Maxwell, who ...

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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- Jon Weiss of Scotch Plains was a silver medalist at the Kimura Shukokai International (KSI) World Tournament held in Stockholm,Sweden, July 18-21.   The tournament featured over 600 participants from 15 different countries, including the 54-member team from Team USA, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA(FSPY) swim team recently participated at the New Jersey Long Course Junior Olympics at Rutgers University, held from July 26 to July 29. The team of 39 FSPY swimmers qualified for this highly competitive state championship meet where over 50 swim ...

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COLLEGE PARK, MD -- Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) finished 11th overall out 78 teams at the YMCA Long Course National Championship in College Park, MD, this weekend. The men's team placed 5th in the country, while the women finished in 18th place. Josh Cohen, wrapped up an outstanding week ...

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COLLEGE PARK, MD -- Thursday night was another successful night for the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) as Josh Cohen and Darlene Fung each became National Champions. Darlene Fung won the 50M Freestyle with new a team record. She also placed 2nd in the 50M Butterfly. Josh Cohen, who won the ...

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COLLEGE PARK, MD -- FSPY's Josh Cohen has three top 10 finishes -- a victory in the 200 Meter Freestyle, second in the 1500 meter Freestyle, and seventh in the 200 Backstroke -- at the YMCA Long Course Championships during the first two days of competition in College Park, MD. The results were new ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Behind a complete game by pitcher Erica Lee and near flawless fielding behind her, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Cobras won the 14U Parkway League Championship on Tuesday evening by defeating Long Hill at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.  The hustling Cobras were ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — If there’s one team that’s become used to playing in championship games this year, it’s been the SPFBL 8u Raiders. So, when the Raiders took the field in a winner-takes-all title game against Chatham Monday, they were entering familiar territory. Previously, the group had ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY)'s top swimmers have departed for the YMCA Long Course National Championship, which will be held at the University of Maryland at College Park from Monday, July 30, through Friday, August 3.  Last summer, FSPY finished ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL hosted Football Registration Day on Saturday at the Alan Augustine Green at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building. Those who missed the event can register here. Newcomers welcome. Registration fees: Flag, $75. Contact 3rd grade, $130. All ...

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