Sports

September 17, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — With just two weeks until the scheduled start of the revamped fall sports regular season, Bernards High School teams still are not back out on the field. The Somerset Hills Regional School District in Bernardsville delayed the opening of in-person learning at Bernards High ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council on Monday night passed an ordinance to pay $11,000 of the total cost of renovations to the Kiwanis Little League Field. The borough will divide the overall cost of $21,550 with the Somerset Hills Little League, which has contracted with ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Senior linebacker Luke Burns of Bernards High School has been named to USA TODAY Network’s 2020 Preseason All-New Jersey team. Burns was credited with a school record 155 tackles as a junior for Bernards, which had an 8-2 record and reached the second round of the NJSIAA ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ — The annual Far Hills Race Meeting has become the latest casualty of COVID-19. The annual steeplechase horse race known as "The Hunt" was to have had its 100th running in October, but the continuing state-imposed restrictions on the size of outdoor gatherings precipitated ...

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SOMERSET HILLS AREA, NJ — The Bedminster, Bernardsville and Peapack-Gladstone recreation departments have announced that registration is open for Somerset Hills Outdoor Fall Basketball. The games will take place Saturdays from Sept.12 through Oct. 31, with games at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. The cost is ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The borough of Bernardsville would contribute more than half the cost for renovations to the Kiwanis Little League Field if an ordinance introduced earlier this week passes. The ordinance calls for Bernardsville to contribute $11,000 to the overall cost of $21,550 for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — In a daylong event spearheaded by its own coach, the Bernards softball team was finally back on the field for competitive play Monday. The Mountaineers came away with one victory in three games in the Somerset County Summer Softball Tournament organized by Bernards High School ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — While the NJSIAA currently is still planning to proceed with a delayed start to the fall sports season, there will be no Somerset County Tournaments in any fall sports in 2020. According to a story in NJ.com Wednesday, athletic directors in Somerset County convened virtually ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Somerset County Park Commission and county Freeholders are working together to meet their "mutual intention" of reopening the now-closed Lord Stirling horseback riding stable, but "in some fashion that makes sound fiscal sense," according to a release issued on Monday by the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The mission behind the statewide Last Dance Tournament this summer has been to give baseball teams a little bit of the experience they missed out on in the spring, and the closure that senior ballplayers didn’t get due to schools being shut down since mid-March because of the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernards baseball team, which has drawn the fourth seed in its region for the Last Dance Tournament that begins next week, will be playing three weekday  games next week as they reunite after a lost spring. The Mountaineers will play their first game in the pool-play ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Inspired by the interest generated in a statewide baseball tournament this summer, Bernards High School softball coach Leslie O'Connor was motivated to come up with a summer softball tournament on a smaller scale. With the entire spring high school sports season having been ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Basking Ridge mother of twins, Sharon Vopel, has created an online petition to save Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge.  The public stable, run by Somerset County Parks Commission, has been completely closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While many other ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Members of the Bernards High School baseball program who were denied their chance to play the 2020 spring season due to the statewide coronavirus shutdown of schools may get their chance to play as a team in July. The Last Dance Baseball Tournament would involve well over 200 ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Thirteen Bernards swimmers have been named to the 2020 All-Skyland Conference team for the Valley Division.    The Bernards girls swim team was crowned Girls Team of the Year for the Valley Division.  Head coach Ed Tsuzuki was named Girls Coach of the Year (shared with Gill ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Luke Burns, a junior at Bernards High School, came away with one victory during his trip to the NJSIAA wrestling individual championships last weekend at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Burns went out in the first round of the main tournament at 160 pounds to Shay Addison ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Senior Angelo Saez of Bernards High School qualified for the winter track invitation list to participate in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions this weekend. Saez ran a personal record time of 6.64 in the 55-meter dash at the Group 2 championships, where he placed third in ...

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UNION, NJ -- Junior Luke Burns of Bernards High School advanced to the NJSIAA overall state tournament showcase in Atlantic City next week with his performance in the Region 4 tournament this weekend. Burns, seeded fifth at 160 pounds, defeated Wellington Ardila of Somerville, 10-6, in the first ...

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UNION, NJ -- Bernards High School wrestlers turned in strong efforts as the Region 4 tournament opened Wednesday night. Three Mountaineer wrestlers won their first-round matches and moved on to the quarterfinals, which begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Union High School. At 120 pounds, ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ -- Tyrus Chippendale scored 27 points to lead Middlesex to a 62-49 boys basketball victory over Bernards on Wednesday. Senior forward Andrew Holmes led Bernards (12-12) with 23 points. Eddy Gambelli and Andrew Infusino each finished with eight points for the Mountaineers. Middlesex ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ -- The Bernards girls fencing team won the state sabre title for the third consecutive year Sunday at the 2020 NJIFA Women’s State Squads Tournament at North Hunterdon High School. Alex Weinberg, Charlie Depew and Bridget Lim led the Bernards sabre team to 50 victories in the event ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- Seven members of the Bernards wrestling team reached the semifinal round of the District 13 tournament in their respective weight classes on Saturday. The Mountaineers finished fifth in the team scoring with an 87. Host school Phillipsburg dominated the day with a first-place ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bernards boys basketball team moved on in the Somerset County Tournament, defeating Bridgewater-Raritan, 60-46, in the first round Thursday night. Senior forward Eddy Gambelli pumped in 21 points for the Mountaineers, who will play at Somerville at noon Saturday in the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernards High School athletic department is usually right on top of all the sports happenings going on at the school, and its ability to get the word out on social media is normally top-notch. But last Thursday night, on the eve of the long weekend, when the Bernards ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- The Bernards boys swim team saw its title dream end witn a 98-72 loss to Summit in North 2, Group C Sectional Finals on Friday.   The small Bernards squad of 14 boys finished 11-2, posting 17 best times, including a new BHS record and winning five events against a much larger ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- For a young Bernards High School varsity girls basketball team, there were only three 12th-graders to honor on Senior Night Tuesday. Guard Riley DeMarrais and forwards Brianna Harzula and Shannon Harzula were honored in ceremonies before the Mountaineers' game against ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The undefeated Bernards boys swim team registered a 91-79 victory over Gov. Livingston in the semifinal round of the North 2, Group C tournament Monday night. Ryan Schuller, Joe Kiel, Sean Robinson and Bryce Lukacsko of Bernards (11-0) combined for a 1:39.39 in the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards girls swim team advanced in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA North 2, Group C state tournament with a 92-78 victory over Madison on Monday. In the 200-meter relay, Izzy Piccone, Grace Korey, Maddie Kiel and Sami Bender of Bernards finished first in   ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernards girls fencing team scored an 18-9 victory over North Hunterdon Friday in the first round of the NJSIAA Tournament. Charlotte Depew came from behind for a 5-3 victory in the sabre for the Mountaineers. Charlotte Lewis was a 5-3 winner in the epee. Edith Po of ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernards boys basketball team erupted for 49 points in the first half and went on to a 68-38 victory over Belvidere Thursday night. Forward Elliot Dietrich scored 15 points to lead the Mountaineers (10-8), who broke to a 20-7 lead after one quarter and led, 49-19, at ...

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