Sports

November 11, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on Westfield's border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months. Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed in a tent at Gumbert Park. The ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Most young football players only dream of playing in a major league stadium some day. However, the SPF PAL "A" (8th grade) and "B" (7th grade) teams will have that opportunity before even reaching high school.  The scrimmage will take place on Saturday, Dec. 23, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Tears were shed as sadness engulfed Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s bench late Thursday. The Raiders’ season had just ended in upset to Elizabeth in the sectional final. It was the first — and only — time the Raiders lost all season.  With Elizabeth and its fans storming the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic defeated Hudson Catholic to win the NJSIAA Section B Non-Public Championship in a three-set thriller between state powerhouses in front of a packed and loud crowd at Union Catholic on Wednesday night. After the teams split the first two sets both that both ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In two consecutive NJSIAA tournament games, Scotch Plains-Fanwood found itself tied with just minutes left in regulation.Twice it was Lizzie Ley who saved the day. For her helping her team advance to the semifinals of the state tourney, Ley has earned the honor of being ...

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BRIDGEWATER — Take out a mere 60-second span seven minutes in, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Bridgewater-Raritan might still be even with each other. But two Morgan Winchock goals that came under a minute apart provided a Bridgewater-Raritan with a lead that stood for the final 72 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Joey Linder and Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s stout back line has been a brick wall all season. Since the state tournament started last week, that unit has only gotten stronger.  As the circumstances have become increasingly more important, those defense stalwarts like Linder, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The SPF PAL football season came to its conclusion this weekend. The two Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL football teams that qualified for the New Jersey Suburban Youth League playoffs were eliminated with defeats on Sunday, Nov. 4. The A team Raiders fell in the eight ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Raiders host No. 5 North Hunterdon on Monday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the NJSIAA State Tournament's North 2, Group 4 Bracket. Scotch Plains-Fanwood boasts a record of 19-0-2 record (including the shootout loss to Westfield in the Union County championship game, which ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Following a disappointing season to this point in 2018, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School finally broke into the win column with a 49-0 dismantling of Kearney on Saturday. Anthony Porter scored three touchdowns: one on an interception and two by rushing the ball on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Once again, Lizzie Ley saved the day.  For the second straight round, Scotch Plains-Fanwood found itself deadlocked with just minutes left in a state tournament game. And again, it was Ley who punched the Raiders’ ticket to the next round.  Ley‘s corner kick with 13:25 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Non-Public Tournament in dominating fashion by taking down Rutgers Prep in two sets on Thursday night. The second-seeded Vikings, ranked No. 8 in the state, were in control of the entire ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — The goal was going to come at some point. Zidan Abdella knew it. Thomas Rodriguez knew it. Everyone else on Scotch Plains-Fanwood believed it would, too.  Head coach Tom Breznitsky said every state final season he’s coached, there’s always been one tournament game in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls tennis team finished the regular season with a record of 11-6 under first year varsity coach Luke Piede. One of the main reasons for the team's success was the consistent play of Alexa Chan, this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic volleyball team took care of business at home against Gloucester Catholic in the first round of the NJSIAA Non Public Tournament on Tuesday afternoon. The Vikings, ranked No. 8 in the state and seeded No. 2 in the state tournament, rolled to a 25-3 and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains Lady Raiders beat North Hunterdon, 2-1, on Tuesday and advance to the next round in the State Tournament. Freshman Leah Klurman, who scored three goals against Union on Oct. 20, put the Raiders on the board in the first half. She now has six goals and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Two of the four Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL football teams will continue with the season when the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League playoffs begin this Sunday. The A team eighth grade Raiders will travel to Somerville and play Somerville-Branchburg at 2:00 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — The first 20 minutes playing into the wind were a bit of a struggle for Scotch Plains-Fanwood. The next 60 were about as dominating as the Raiders have played all season.  It took about 20 minutes for Scotch Plains-Fanwood — playing in its first game in nearly a week — to ...

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CLARK, NJ — Scotch Plains-Fanwood head JV coach Ken Ellsworth said that Nick Tittanegro is the best JV player he’s ever seen. In the Union County Tournament (UCT) Final Monday night, Tittanegro made his coach’s distinguished praise prove all the more worthy.  Tittanegro, a sophomore, netted both ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On a day when the Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL honored two local men who served in past wars, two PAL football teams secured berths in the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League playoffs.   The SPF A team defeated Somerset Hills, 22-8, to earn a spot in the A ...

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UNION, NJ -- The Union Catholic volleyball team was all smiles on Friday night after the Vikings defeated rival Westfield in the final of the Union County Tournament for the third time in five years at Kean University's Harwood Arena at Kean University. Union Catholic, ranked No. 8 in the state, ...

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UNION, NJ — When the 2018 season started, a main storyline in Union County girls’ soccer was that Scotch Plains-Fanwood was down and Cranford, bolstered by the addition of academy players, was the team to beat. The Raiders had graduated the majority of their co-county championship team last ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- There was a lot at stake when Union Catholic’s Jadeyn Williams competed at the USA Fencing North American Cup Championships earlier this month in Milwaukee. Williams, a sophomore, needed a very strong performance in the sabre competition in the Cadet Division (16 and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ --  Whether Scotch Plains-Fanwood or Cranford wins Friday’s Union County Tournament (UCT) final, it will be a bittersweet time in the Ewing household.  Longtime Scotch Plains-Fanwood head coach Kevin Ewing will be leading his team on one sideline of Kean University’s Alumni Stadium, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls soccer team’s eight-consecutive Union County Tournament championship streak appeared in danger on Saturday when Union led, 4-3, with just under seven minutes left. Freshman Leah Klurman scored in the 74th minute to force the overtime and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL picked up one victory in the three New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League games that were played on a windy and chilly Sunday, Oct. 21,at Scotch Plains Fanwood High's Tyson Field. The SPF D team fifth graders posted the lone victory ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic volleyball team stormed into the semifinals of the Union County Tournament with a two set victory over Linden in the quarterfinal round on Friday. The Vikings, the No. 2 seed in the tournament and ranked No. 7 in the state, improved to 20-3 with a 25-5, ...

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CLARK, NJ — As time began ticking away in regulation Saturday, Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s student-fan section, Raider Nation, started eagerly lining at the fence. With the Raiders less than two minutes away from a 1-0 win over archival Westfield in the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal, fans ...

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CLARK, NJ — Although the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal between Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Union was as wild and hectic as a soccer game can get, it couldn’t have ended more smoothly for the Raiders.  It was not a pretty affair for either side, but it all that matters for the Raiders is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- NFL players are coming to Scotch Plains-Fanwood to raise money for two good causes on Saturday, Oct. 20. The All-Star Basketball Game sponsored by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will be a great family FUN-raiser in which NFL players from Giants, Jets, and ...

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