Sports

May 13, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On Senior Recognition Day, Scotch Plains-Fanwood honored its graduating players in a pre-game ceremony and then thoroughly dominated Westfield in straight sets (25-8, 25-5) on Wednesday afternoon.  Nathaniel Sta Rosa, a senior, led the Raiders with 5 kills and 7 ...

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-SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In a battle of the No. 4 and 5 seeds in the Union County Tournament, Scotch Plains-Fanwood defeated Westfield, 4-3, in an exciting game at the Raiders home field.  Just a day after a 12-1 beating at the hands of Cranford, the state's No. 1 ranked team, the Raiders ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- Cranford flexed its muscles at the plate and backed up its No. 1 ranking as the Cougars defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 12-1 on Tuesday.  Cranford's Marcus Johnson, a senior, went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a triple and five RBI, while Ryan Jaros, Limeira and Antonio Silva each ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- During their May 10 home game versus Academy of the Holy Angels, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls lacrosse team celebrated their five graduating players at their senior night ceremony. The girls who were honored were Hailey Kinard, Erica Schug, Ryann Wall, Carly Walker, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Over the last decade, the Union Catholic girls track and field program has established itself as one of the best in the country. The Vikings have won numerous state and national titles, and set multiple records on the state and national levels. So accomplishing something ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse improved to 7-2 on the season with a 9-7 victory over Montgomery at rain-soaked Shimme Wexler Field on Saturday afternoon.  Jake Monroy scored 4 goals, while Chase Alber and Mikey Kloepfer each scored two to lead the Raiders' ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood knew they had a tough non-conference road game when they faced Middlesex on Saturday. The team has posted lopsided victories against Highland Park (22-1 and 12-2), Carteret (17-0 and 13-1), and St. Thomas Aquinas (18-0) and beat Edison, 7-4. Thus ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic softball team, behind the slugging of Olivia Magliacano and the pitching of Jules Hart, celebrated Senior Day with an 8-1 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Thursday at Union Catholic.       Magliacano, a junior, continued her impressive power at the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Joe DiQuollo scattered three hits across 7 innings and yielded just one run as the Raiders defeated Elizabeth, 7-1, at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Shawn Martin had three hits, including two triples, and 3 RBI. Ryan Jones had an RBI double.  Angel Deaza had ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Park Middle School student Jonah Leske is an avid sports fan who is doing his part to help support the Leveling the Playing Field, a nonprofit organization that donates used equipment to underprivileged sports programs. Jonah currently plays soccer and baseball for the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Westfield's Holden Grantz gave up just two hits and one run while striking out four to ruin Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Alex Smith's gem, as the Blue Devils downed the Raiders, 2-1, on Monday. The win snapped Westfield's four-game losing streak.  Smith, a senior, gave up seven hits ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Coach Joe Higgins and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School hosted a ceremony and retired ace pitcher Ed Reilly's number 26. Reilly, who passed away in 2019, was an important member of the great 1976 Union County and 1977 State Champion teams. After graduating from SPFHS, he was ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Reeling from a tough loss against GL on the road on Friday and a lopsided home-opening defeat against Cranford on Wednesday, the Raiders needed a rebound and got one in the form of a dramatic, come-from-behind, 8-7 victory against Union on Saturday. It was a big win ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse improved to 5-1 with an impressive 19-10 win over host Saint Joseph in Metuchen on Saturday.  Chase Alber led the offensive charge Raiders with five goals and an assist as the Raiders scored a season high 19 goals the game. Alber now has 21 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Love performance cars? This Saturday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a performance Car Show will take place at First United Methodist Church (1171 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains).  to support the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League's 12U White team in its march to ...

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RIDGE, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood stretched its unbeaten streak to seven games as the Raiders defeated No. 4 ranked Ridge, 26-24 and 25-18, with an exciting road victory on Thursday. Anthony Ngumah had 7 kills, 2 blocks and 1 dig; Nate Sta Rosa delivered 5 kills, 2 blocks, and 3 digs; and Nick ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Cranford proved worthy of their No. 1 state ranking by slugging its way past Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 17-7, on Wednesday, April 28. The Cougars were led by Shane VanDam, a 6' 3" junior who slugged two home runs vs. Raiders' pitching. Third baseman Ryan Jaros, a sophomore ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Bridgewater-Raritan's Jason Cozzi went five strong innings, giving up just three hits and one earned run while striking out six as the home team defeated the visiting Raiders, 7-1, on what was the first game of the season for Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Tyler Sickles and Noah Matheson ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ-- Scotch Plains-Fanwood Boys Volleyball defeated Westfield last week in a two game sweep, by scores of 25-7 and 25-12 to win the match 2-0. The boys were led in to victory by Nicholas Schmidt who served up 12 service points and 3 aces, Aidan Heifetz who recorded 5 kills ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ -- The Union Catholic track and field teams threw down a dominating performance when the Vikings finished first in 24 events on the way to sweeping the team titles at Saturday's Lawrenceville Invitational. The girls defeated Lawrenceville, 291-176, and the boys outscored ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- After last season was wiped away due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Joe Higgins and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood baseball team are ready to take the field after a short delay to the start of this year’s campaign. The Raiders are led by seniors Alex Fazzino, Dallas ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Raiders boys lacrosse juggernaut continued on Saturday as Scotch Plains-Fanwood downed Morristown Beard, 16-2, on Senior Day at Shimme Wexler Field. With the win, the Raiders improved to 3-0 on the season and have now outscored opponents 47-`12 in their first three ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- In their first night game at Tyson Perry Field, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls lacrosse team won a dominating 17-5 victory over visiting Cranford under unseasonably cold conditions on Thursday, April 22, 2021.    Colgate commit Hailey Kinard scored 5 goals, while ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Car & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died of cancer Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Junior attackman Mikey Kloepfer scored four goals, Chase Alber added three, and Matt Power and Sandro Frias chipped in two each, as Scotch Plains-Fanwood defeated Millburn, 13-5, in the first ever home night lacrosse game held under the lights at Shemme Wexler ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The 10U Raiders Baseball team won the Spring Classic Tournament in Branchburg at picturesque White Oak Park on Saturday, April 17. The Raiders faced off with the CK Cardinals a club program out of Monmouth County in the tournament championship game. The Raiders ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood softball team is anticipating the start of their season after missing out on the entirety of the spring sports season in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Led by seniors Abby Conklin, Mia Aponte, and Madison Bush, the girls are looking to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys volleyball team started its season with a home victory over Plainfield by the score of 25-6 and 25-14 on Monday, April 19.  “We are still trying to figure each other out, we’ve had over a week of getting to know each other, and it’s a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls varsity volleyball completed their historic season with a three-set triumph over Colonia 25-18, 13-25, 25-16.  With the win, the Raiders lay claim to their first state championship in volleyball.   The senior tandem of Adelina ...

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