Heilmann Captures Region 4 Title as South Plainfield Advances Six Wrestlers to State Tournament

February 25, 2018

UNION-- The withdrawal of Zach DelVecchio from the Region 4’s 220-pound bracket might have put a bit of a damper on South Plainfield High School’s start to the region tournament, but by the end of the competition, the Tigers had plenty of reasons to hold their heads high.

By the final matches, South Plainfield managed to put eight of their wrestlers in position to place in the ...

South Plainfield Wrestling Standout Zach DelVecchio Pulls out of Region Tournament with Injury

South Plainfield High School wrestling standout Zach DelVecchio has been pulled out of this weekend's Region 4 tournament due to health reasons, a report from says. 

According to the report, Delvecchio, the No. 13 ranked 220-pound wrestler in the country and No. 2 in the state by, was diagnosed with mononucleosis and an enlarged spleen

Delvecchio was the ...

Heilmann Named Most Outstanding Wrestler as South Plainfield Wins 34th Consecutive District Title

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The streak just keeps getting on longer. South Plainfield High School’s run of dominance in district wrestling tournaments spans over three decades, and on Saturday, at the 2018 District 14 tournament in South Plainfield’s home gym, that historic run was extended. The Tigers picked up nine individual titles en-route to winning their 34th straight ...

South Plainfield Tops Dunellen 41-27, Advances to First Round of GMCT

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield’s Julianne Ferraro and Mackenzie O’Brien each scored a game high 14 points, and the Lady Tigers sprinted out to 27-11 first half lead and went on to cruise past Dunellen 41-27. The victory advances the Lady Tigers to a first round match with fourth ranked South Brunswick in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.

South ...

South Plainfield Wrestling Slams Rival Delsea to Three-Peat as Group 3 Champions

TOMS RIVER—From the very beginning of the season, the South Plainfield High School wrestling team made bringing home another state title their ultimate mission. The numerous hard matchups they endured this year didn’t certainly didn’t make reaching that goal easy, but the outcome of today’s Group 3 title match certainly made those rough days worth it.

A series of ...

Scott DelVecchio Honored at Rutgers Wrestling Senior Night

PISCATAWAY -- The shorthanded No. 18 Rutgers wrestling team fell to No. 21 Minnesota, 20-12, Friday night in its last dual meet at the Rutgers Athletic Center. It was also Senior Night as Richie Lewis, Eleazar DeLuca, Razohnn Gross, Anthony Messner, and South Plainfield’s own Scott DelVecchio were all honored.

The Scarlet Knights were without star 125-pounder No. 1 Nick Suriano again due ...

South Plainfield Grabs 15th Sectional Crown, Pins Ocean 54-6

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Tigers continued to add hardware to their storied trophy case overwhelming Ocean Township 54-6 to capture the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group #3 title. It is the 15th sectional title in the Tigers history.

The Tigers outworked and outhustled the competition winning 13 of 14 matches. The victory advances the Tigers to the semi-finals of the Group #3 ...

SPHS Basketball: Lady Tigers Corral Iselin Mustangs, 51-33

ISELIN, NJ – South Plainfield’s Mackenzie O’Brien had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and teammate Alyssa Palmeri sank a game high three, three-point shots to lead the South Plainfield Lady Tigers to a 51-33 victory over the Lady Mustangs of Iselin Kennedy.

South Plainfield’s defense help put the game away early in the second half limiting the Mustangs to just one, third ...

South Plainfield Lights Up Purple For Marisa Rose Tufaro

SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- Marisa Rose Tufaro passed away at the age of 13 on Jan. 30, 2017 from a rare form cancer after complications from a heart transplant that was supposed to extend her life. Tufaro was born with a cardiac defect that required six open-heart surgeries.

Tufaro was the daughter of well-known high school sports writer, Greg Tufaro, and his wife, Cyndi. Tufaro penned a ...

South Plainfield Tigers Go to the Mat for Charity

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, January 31st, the South Plainfield High School Tigers will take on the Old Bridge High School Knights in a charity match to benefit the Marisa Tufaro Foundation.  The Marisa Tufaro Foundation’s mission is to help children in need throughout the greater Middlesex County area.

Marisa, the daughter of ...

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