Sports

May 22, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Village President Sheena Collum has issued a statement that updates the community on the current status of COVID-19 in town. She also gives news concerning where and how to get tested, the rules concerning the opening of the tennis courts in our two towns and a reminder of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- Heavily favored Elizabeth, the second seed, had a lot of trouble handling 15th-seeded underdog Columbia for one half before pulling away for a 61-31 boys basketball victory over the Cougars in the first round of the Section 2, Group 4 tournament on Tuesday. Freshman point guard ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Two members of the Columbia High School wrestling team made their mark in the NJSIAA Region 3 wrestling tournament last weekend. Cahil Love Jr. and Tyson Carroll each advanced as far as the semifinals in their respective weight classes, with Love finishing third in his ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four Maplewood girls took part of the National Ninja League World Championships recently in Greensboro, NC. Corinne Kosienski, sisters Tessa and Hannah Grella, and Talia Gewirtz competed with 16 other young people as part of Team Center Court from sports facility Center Court in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood-South Orange 8th grade girls finished the season with a championship win over West Orange, winning by a score of 65-34.  This marks the fourth straight league championship for the girls, and they finish their middle school careers with a record of 61-0. The team, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia built an 11-point halftime lead and went on to post a 57-51 boys basketball victory over Chatham Tuesday night. Freshman point guard Jalen Robinson scored 20 points, handed out six assists and came up with four steals for the Cougars (11-12), who got out to an 18-11 ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- Senior Terrel Williams won the 55-meter hurdle event representing Columbia High School at the Section 2, Group 4 track championship on Friday. Williams won the gold medal with a time of 7.32 in the 55-meter hurdles. While his performance highlighted the day for the Columbia ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Josiah Lawful scored 20 points and gathered nine rebounds to lead Columbia to a 61-56 boys basketball victory over Payne Tech on Thursday. Andrew Rowley scored 15 points for the Cougars (10-12), who erased a three-point halftime deficit by outscoring Payne Tech, 36-28, in the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Newark Academy broke away in the third quarter and went on to post a 41-28 girls basketball victory over Columbia on Thursday. Kate Fishbone scored 13 points for Newark Academy (9-13), which outscored the Cougars, 15-4, in the third quarter to take a 34-23 lead. Shana Desir ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The Seton Hall Prep boys basketball team eliminated Columbia from the Essex County Tournament with a 67-37 victory Saturday afternoon. Seton Hall Prep (15-5) got out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter and led by 15 points at halftime. Junior guard Nigel Garcia provided most ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team fell behind early before staging a strong rally that came up short in a 50-45 loss to Nutley Thursday night. Maia Little scored 13 points for the Cougars (12-7), who trailed, 17-1, after one quarter before unleashing a 17-4 spurt in the second ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The undefeated Bridgewater-Raritan girls swim team outscored Columbia, 96-66, in the semifinal round of the North 2, Group A state tournament on Monday. Juliana Ward, Ana Sali, Emily Szopa and Katelyn Plank of Bridgewater-Raritan (11-0) combined for a time of 2:08.58 in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team advanced in the first round of the Essex County Tournament with a 45-44 victory over Payne Tech on Saturday. Bella Galatt scored 15 points for the Cougars (12-5), who rallied from a 39-32 deficit in the fourth quarter. Corteney Provilon-Louis ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The sixth-seeded Columbia boys basketball team defeated Newark West Side, 76-66, to move on to the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament Saturday afternoon. Andrew Rowley scored 20 points for the Cougars (9-10), who outscored West Side, 20-9, in the second quarter to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team advanced in the Essex County Tournament with a 39-19 victory over Weequahic in a preliminary round game Thursday night. Maia Little and Bella Galatt each scored 11 points for Columbia (11-5), which took a 13-4 lead after one quarter and led, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls swim team came away with a 113-57 victory over Bayonne in the first round of the NJSIAA North 2, Group A state tournament Tuesday. The foursome of Lena Finnamore, Annabelle Jin-Hendel, Maya Glenn, Katharina Dowlin of Columbia won the 400-meter freestyle relay ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys swim team won a close victory in the opening round of the North 1, Group A state tournament, 87-84, over Morristown on Tuesday. Nelson Paraison, Thaddeus Bernard, Aidan Dwyer and Declan Lynch of Columbia won the 200-meter freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.31.

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NEWARK, NJ -- Columbia opened a seven-point halftime lead and went on to a 42-35 girls basketball victory over Payne Tech on Tuesday. Maia Little connected for 13 points for the Cougars (10-5), who outscored Payne Tech, 14-6, in the second quarter to take a 21-14 halftime lead. Corteney ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team took charge in the second quarter and went on to a 47-37 victory over Verona on Thursday. Corteney Provilon-Louis and Shana Desir each scored 12 points for the Cougars (9-5), who outscored Verona, 15-6, in the second quarter to take an ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia High School boys basketball coach Eugene "Bam" Robinson had hoped his team would be seeded in the top eight for the Essex County Tournament. The Cougars, who have an 8-6 record, learned last night that they have the sixth seed for the ECT, which gets under ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The defending champion West Orange girls basketball team has drawn the fifth seed for the Essex County Tournament, which opens with preliminary games this week. The Mountaineers get a bye through the first two preliminary rounds, and will play either Newark West Side or ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Columbia pulled away in the third quarter and went on to a 58-33 girls basketball victory over Collegiate High School of Newark on Saturday. Kaijhe Hall scored 16 points for the Cougars (8-4), who outscored Collegiate, 20-10, in the third quarter to take a 40-26 lead. Shana ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Although there have been both peaks and valleys so far this season, a young Columbia boys basketball team has already weathered several challenges and looks to be in good shape as the Essex County Tournament seeding meeting approaches. The Cougars jumped out to a 12-point lead ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia grabbed a 10-point lead by halftime and rolled on to a 50-35 girls basketball victory over Glen Ridge on Thursday. Shana Desir scored 18 points to lead the Cougars (7-4), who led, 23-13, at the half. Columbia outscored the Ridgers in all four quarters. Corteney ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Josiah Lawful collected 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Columbia to a 68-65 boys basketball victory over Payne Tech on Tuesday night. A rebound basket by Lawful with 1:33 left gave the Cougars (7-6) a 64-63 lead. Jalen Robinson hit two foul shots to extend Columbia's lead to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Columbia rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat the Newark Academy girls basketball team, 38-37, Tuesday afternoon. Maia Little canned three 3-pointers and scored 11 points for the Cougars (6-4), who outscored Newark Academy, 22-14, in the second half to overcome ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -- Columbia took charge in the third quarter and went on to a 49-40 boys basketball victory over Wardlaw-Hartridge of Edison in the O.S.C. Give Back Classic Sunday afternoon. Andrew Rowley scored 14 points and took down six rebounds for the Cougars (6-6), who outscored Wardlaw, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Two wrestlers from Columbia High School qualified for the championship round of the Essex County Tournament in their respective weight classes Friday night. Cahil Love Jr. and Tyson Carroll of Columbia both defeated their semifinal opponents and finished as runners-up in their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Two members of the Columbia High School wrestling team won their quarterfinal round matches at Codey Arena Thursday in the Essex County Tournament. Cahil Love Jr. and Tyson Carroll of Columbia have advanced to the semifinals, which were to be contested Friday afternoon, with ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team built a 16-point lead in the first quarter and went on to a 58-31 victory over Newark Tech on Saturday. Maia Little scored 17 points for Columbia (5-2), which opened the game on a 17-1 run and led the rest of the way. Corteney Provilon-Louis ...

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