Boys Basketball: Columbia Defeats Chatham

February 16, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Coming off an overtime loss against Millburn on Tuesday, the Chatham boys basketball team was looking to get back in the win column Thursday night, but a late push by Columbia saw the visitors hand Chatham their second straight setback at home.

"We just didn't make many shots," Chatham coach Todd Ervin said of the fourth quarter. "We had some good looks, ...

Wrestling: Watchung Hills Drops Columbia in NJSIAA Sections, 70-6

WARREN, NJ - The Warriors are on their way to the first sectional title in school history. The Watchung Hills grapplers defeated Columbia in the first round of the NJSIAA sectional tournament on Monday, 70-6. They will face Elizabeth at home on Wednesday night at 7 p.m in the semi-finals.

Results are:

138: Ed Williams (WHR) over Devin Rocha (COLU) (MD 9-0) 

145: Jacob Stasil (WHR) ...

Ice Hockey: Verona/Glen Ridge Defeats Nutley/Columbia

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Verona/Glen Ridge (VGR) Ice Hockey team shut out Nutley/Columbia 2-0 at Codey Arena on Saturday night.

After a scoreless first period, Sean DeCandia put VGR on the board finding the back of the net with 2:53 left in the second period.  VGR followed that up with a second goal from Aidan Brennan, assisted by Noah Martinez and Dylan Ruggiero, with 6:15 left in ...

College Student from Maplewood Headed to Korea for Olympic Internship

ITHACA, NY - Gabriel Kaufman of Maplewood, and a 2014 graduate of Columbia High School, has been selected to assist with the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea this February. Kaufman, a Sport Management major at Ithaca College, will assist with venue operations during the games, according to a press release from Ithaca College.

"I'm just looking to see what it's ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Breaks Losing Streak with Victory Over Nutley-Columbia

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tied at two and staring a five-game losing streak in the face, the West Essex ice hockey team turned to one of its leaders in Captain Sammy Friedman to steer the course and lead the squad onto a 4-2 victory over Nutley-Columbia on Monday.

“It feels great after a bunch of losses to get a win,” said Friedman. “It feels amazing.”

The ...

In-Person Registration for South Orange/Maplewood Baseball and Softball This Weekend at The Baird

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - In-person registration for the 2018 spring baseball and softball seasons will take place this weekend at The Baird in South Orange from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20. and Sunday, Jan. 21.

Any child who did not play in the South Orange Maplewood baseball or softball program in Spring 2017 must register in person and bring a copy of their birth ...

Columbia H. S. Girls Win County Swim Tournament As Undefeated Season Continues

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second time in three years, the Columbia High School (CHS) girls’ swim team could go undefeated.

But no matter what happens, this year’s team has already done something the 2015-2016 squad that went 14-0 could not do – win the Super Essex Conference (SEC) tournament.

That victory came on Monday when the CHS girls took first ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

TRENTON, NJ – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie, according to a report by Greg Tufaro of

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken ...

Harlem Wizards Play Maplewood Teachers and Town Officials at 'Family Night' on Jan. 29

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Recreation Department is hosting a night of trick hoops and alley oops on Monday, Jan. 29, at Maplewood Middle School.

Two members of the Harlem Wizards will be playing with Maplewood teachers and other town officials at Maplewood “Family Night,"according to an email from Maplewood Recreation.

You may go ...

Senate, Assembly Bills Bad for High School Sports, Columbia High School Athletic Director and NJSIAA Agree

TRENTON, N.J. – Ground-breaking changes to the state’s high school athletic program are about to hit the desk of Gov. Chris Christie.

According to legislation passed by both the state assembly and senate on Monday, local high schools that are a part of a multi-secondary school district will now be allowed to combine teams in any sport if either school has trouble fielding a ...

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