Sports

September 17, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s. The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bloomfield Bengals, led by senior quarterback Kyle Tice, defeated the Columbia Cougars 42-21 in a Super Football Conference Liberty Blue game Friday night at Underhill Field. After a scoreless first quarter, Bloomfield scored on the first play of the second quarter with Tice ...

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WEST NEW YORK, NJ - After losing the season opening game at home, the Columbia High School Cougars went on the road on Friday and defeated Memorial of West New York 28 to 20. In the first quarter, Memorial scored on a 67 yard run and took the lead 7-0 and with a successful point after ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia High School Cougars opening football game at home got off to a good start with Trey Harris Scoring on a 37-yard pass from quarterback Luke Hayes, and a successful point after the kick. The first quester ended with the Cougars holding a 7-0 lead. In the second ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Former Columbia High School (CHS) baseball coach Joe Fischetti, who was dismissed from his CHS coaching post in 2016 for alleged bullying of some players, has been removed as head baseball coach at Newark Academy, according to a letter to parents at that ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood Board of Education confirmed Monday that the recent suspension of Athletic Director Larry Busichio, along with other staffers, stems from “highly disturbing” actions related to the troubled Columbia High School (CHS) baseball ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School athletic director Larry Busichio has been suspended indefinitely along with four other staffers for as yet undisclosed reasons, according to district officials. The suspensions were approved at the last school board meeting on Monday as part ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - An infusion of youth and the return to form of striker Aedan Joel highlighted the opening scrimmage for the Chatham boys soccer team on Tuesday in a 1-1 tie with Columbia at Cougar Field. The success of the 2018 Chatham team will likely be tied to the offensive production of Joel, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the Maplewood Makos swim team, which is made-up of 140 Maplewood Pool members between the ages of 5 and 18, this summer was about swimming, but also about sportsmanship and fun, as well as giving back to the community. The Maplewood Makos compete in the North Jersey ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website.    The postponement is because the South Orange Community ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seven Columbia High School (CHS) student athletes recently signed to play soccer and track at the collegiate level, according to Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS. The students and the schools they will play for are as ...

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OCEANPORT, NJ — Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book. That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months. The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood-South Orange Softball and South Orange-Maplewood Baseball leagues held their opening day parade and ceremony on Saturday, April 30. Players, coaches, and parents all came out to enjoy this annual SOMA tradition, with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. from New ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez will be having a talk and signing in honor of his memoir, I'm Keith Hernandez, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, according to a press release from the Maplewood-South ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Nine Columbia High School (CHS) students have confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent on April 19, stated Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS. The students and the schools they will ...

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TRENTON, NJ -   A bill proposed which would prohibit children under the age of 12 from participating in tackle football in the New Jersey Assembly is beginning the path through the New Jersey Legislature. The Bill  (A-3760) has been proposed by and is similar, but not identical, to bills proposed ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange 8th grade boys basketball team went from "worst to first," winning the Suburban Essex League championship on March 9, according to an update from the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs (SODRCA). The update from SODRCA stated, "For a ...

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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," ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 MyCentralJersey.com. Christie will “pocket veto” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The Nutley-Columbia Raiders ice hockey team beat the Bayonne Bees 4-1 over the weekend to capture their second victory of the season.         After falling to the Bees 4-2 on December 20, the Raiders came onto the ice Saturday night with improved defensive skills. “We ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Registration for the 2018 spring season of South Orange-Maplewood (SOM) Baseball and Maplewood - South Orange (MSO) Softball is underway, according to an email from the South Orange Department of Recreation, which administers the SOM program. SOM BASEBALL SOM ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There is a newly installed seasonal ice rink in Meadowland Park, located on the basketball court area adjacent to the Baird, according to an update on the South Orange website. The rink is open to South Orange residents who have a current Recreation Department Membership I.D.

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