Sports

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead to professional sports teams which train or play in New Jersey to begin practice and compete in games or matches when their leagues resume competition. “Our administration has been in constant discussions with our professional sports teams ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The annual Basilone Bowl, a showcase for graduating seniors in Somerset County and Delaware Valley Regional in Hunterdon County, has been canceled for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 15 football players from Somerville - 7 from the Somerville High School ...

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LANCASTER, Pa. – On what would have been Opening Day for the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, president Rick White assured fans that the ALPB intends to play ball in 2020.  The Atlantic League Championship Season remains officially postponed as ALPB and club officials ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Wednesday begins the Somerville Virtual 50K;; no, that's not a typo - 50K is correct. That's the equivalent of running 31 miles.- roughly the distance between the historic Somerset County Courthouse and Gov. Phil Murphy's office in downtown Trenton, or - head west from the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - John Chiselko, who won the prestigious Tour of Somerville bicycle race as a 17-year-old high school senior in 1954, has died from complication of the Coronavirus. He was 83. In addition to Chiselko the only Somerville resident to win the tour was Furman Kugler, the race ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has forced cancellation of the venerable Tour of Somerville series of cycling races, which would have celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020. The three-day Memorial Day weekend event draws thousands of spectators who crowd the sidewalks and line the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - On March 16, 2020, the governor issued Executive Order 104, which requires that “all public, private, and parochial ... secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, shall be closed to students beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and shall remain closed as long ...

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VERNON, NJ - Brian McHale of Somerville was one of hundreds of athletes who participated in the two-day New Jersey Special Winter Olympics 2020 Games Feb. 3rd and 4th, held at three different locations in northern New Jersey. McHale competed in three events: Snowshoeing, 100 meters; Snowshoeing, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is increasing patrols to keep the community safe from drunk and distracted drivers on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2. Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo announced that his office is partnering with state and local law enforcement agencies to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Greg Schiano, who led Rutgers to new heights from 2001-11, returns as the head football coach “On the Banks.” Schiano’s appointment as head coach comes following the Rutgers Board of Governors’ approval today of contract terms. The Wyckoff native directed the Scarlet Knights to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - The Somerville Pioneers were overpowered by Woodrow Wilson of Camden in the NJSIAA Group 3 South championship game Saturday, 54-30. The teams were tied at 14 at the end of the first quarter and it wasn't until there was one minute left in the first half that the Tigers scored on a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the third straight year, the Somerville High School Pioneers football team has advanced to the NJSIAA Group 3 Finals with a convincing 53-23 win at home over Seneca Friday night. The Pioneers were dominant on the ground and in the air, scoring on their first possession and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The top-seeded Somerville High School Pioneers (9-1) got off to a predictable start in their quest for another championship Friday night with an easy 37-7 win over Absegami in the first round of the South Jersey Group 3 playoffs. The Pioneers led at the half 16-0; Absegami ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Immaculata High School Spartans (4-5) couldn't stop their crosstown rivals Friday night, as the Somerville High School Pioneers (8-1) continued their domination of the competition with another lopsided final, a 53-0 win at Brooks Field, where both teams play their home ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Pioneers scored at will Friday night against a hapless Gov. Livingston team, using a powerful running game and stellar defense on Seniors' Night to register a 63-8 win, improving to 7-1 on the season. Running backs Tristan Garcia and Cookie Desiderio ran for a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- When Somerville pulled out its bag of tricks and rallied from being shut out at halftime to taking the lead on elaborate gadget plays in the second half, it seemed as though the Pioneers were just destined to pull this one off. But Summit had other ideas. UMass-bound Joe Lusardi ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Different opponent, same outcome, as the Somerville Pioneers increased their 2019 season undefeated streak to four games with another lopsided victory Friday night. Their latest victim was the Cranford HS Cougars, who managed to score just one touchdown against the Pioneers ...

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GLEN GARDNER, NJ - The powerhouse Somerville High School football team continues to dominate its opponents, with its latest victim, Voorhees High School, failing to score against the Pioneers, who piled up 47 points against the Vikings to increase its record to 3-0 on the season. So far this ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - For the second week on a row, the dominant Somerville High School Pioneers outscored and outmuscled their opponent, with the North Plainfield Canucks on the short end of a 56-13 score Friday night at their home opener.. Quarterback Justin Brenner (7-21) threw for 148 yards ...

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SOMERVILLE — Repeating the success of a 32-3 record over the last three seasons won’t be an easy task. But if there were ever a program to do it, Somerville certainly appears to have the pieces that will sustain a championship football culture this fall. While the Pioneers have graduated a large ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County golfers of all ages will enjoy the Park Commission’s annual opportunity to compete in tournaments scheduled to be held at county facilities. Each of the tournaments requires pre-registration and an entrance fee. Application forms are available in the golf shops ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - With just three weeks to go before the championship Somerville High School Pioneers kick off the 2019 season, the team is practicing in earnest to defend last year's title. Beyond the sidelines, Tim Laplant is busy doing his part to help the team succeed; he is the project ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just a few months ago, the future looked bleak for the all-girls’ Somerville High School gymnastics team. But in an 11th-hour reprieve at the end of the school year, the Board of Education shelved plans to eliminate the squad in favor of a volleyball team, thought to have ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Record breaking three-digit temperatures forced cancellation of several metropolitan-area sporting events Saturday, including the New York City Triathlon, but it was game on at Somerville High School for several dozen young athletes The Youth Activities Committee of the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Youth Activities Committee of the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 will host a Batters Up and Soccer Shoot Challenge on Saturday, July 20th from 9-11 a.m. at Somerville High School Turf Field 2. For Batters Up, participants ages 5-15 as of April 2019, will have 10 swings to score ...

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