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June 30, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Tigers 12u softball team went 7-0 this weekend taking home the title while hosting the 2022 South Plainfield Summer Slam Softball Tournament. Coming off winning the District 2 Spring Parkway League Championship, the girls battled through the grueling ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New York Yankees sent relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman to their Somerset Patriots Double-A minor league club on a rehab assignment this past weekend where he made two appearances Friday night and Sunday afternoon, throwing a total of 19 pitches on Friday night and Sunday ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Senior track star Jeremy Burrell has committed to attend Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ to run for the Broncs and study business. “More specifically, I'm interested in healthcare administration, management, and human resources,” explained J. Burrell. The school ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - South Plainfield High School has won two track and field NJSIAA Meet of Champions gold medals on the girls side, but none for the boys. That is until this past Saturday when senior Joseph Oduro won the triple jump with a leap of 48-01.75 at Franklin High School in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jackson Gaffney, South Plainfield long distance runner, will attend Moravian University this fall. Moravian is a private institution and sixth oldest college in the United States, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The school’s cross-country team is a division III ...

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Joseph Oduro, Sydney Loiacono, and the boys 4x100-meter relay highlighted South Plainfield High School’s track and field Group 3 performance on Friday and Saturday at Pennsauken High. Oduro came in second place in the triple jump with a leap of 46-00.50. That was good for fifth-best among all ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Spring sports are almost complete as graduation nears. South Plainfield High School baseball just recently wrapped up its 2022 season while spring track is coming to a close soon as well as the state meets are ongoing. Check out the latest happenings below. OUTDOOR ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host former Yankees second baseman Willie Randolph signing autographs at the Sunday, June 12 game at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots take on the Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Guardians) at 1:05 pm with the ...

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BINGHAMTON, NY - The Somerset Patriots (30-17) and Binghamton Rumble Ponies (18-29) split Thursday night’s doubleheader as the Rumble Ponies took game one 5-3 and the Patriots took game two 6-4. Game 1: The Patriots jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning when Jesus ...

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BASEBALL South Plainfield High School baseball played three tune-up games in preparation for the upcoming state tournament this past week. The Tigers fell in a tight game to Middlesex, 6-5, while beating Sayreville and Elizabeth both by 4-2 scores. South Plainfield, which is 13-13 on the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Rebecca Hollo, The South Plainfield Girls’ Soccer defender, will be starting her collegiate career at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. For Hollo there is no break from soccer, “Fall is high school [soccer], winter is training, springs club, summers training,” ...

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BASEBALL South Plainfield High School baseball played two games this week. It fell in the 8-9 game of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament to South Brunswick at home, 3-1, before beating Christian Brothers on Sunday, 14-13, at Trenton Thunder Ballpark. For more on South Plainfield’s ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was like watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show at Don Panzarella Field on Friday afternoon, but instead of a car, the South Plainfield High School softball team was gifting something else to one another down the lineup. You get a hit! You get a hit! You get a ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Mya Spotwood of Piscataway was crowned vault, floor, and the all-around individual state champion at the USAG Level 6 State Championships hosted by Will-Moor Gymnastics in Mount Laurel. To close out the Gymnastics Level 6 year at last weekend’s competition, 8-year-old ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third-seeded South Plainfield High School softball team brushed aside a minor early deficit to defeat 14th-seeded Warren Hills in five innings, 16-3, in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 state tournament on Tuesday in South ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In a rematch of a game just eight days ago with the same starting pitchers, the eighth-seeded South Plainfield High School baseball team fell 3-1 to ninth-seeded South Brunswick in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Tuesday afternoon in South ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Minor League Baseball has announced that Somerset Patriots RHP Randy Vasquez has been named their Double-A Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for May 9-15. Vasquez, the New York Yankees No. 16 prospect, pitched 5.2 scoreless and hitless innings on Friday, May 13 versus the ...

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BASEBALL South Plainfield baseball went 1-2 on the week to move to 10-11 on the season. After falling in seven-straight games, the Tigers finally defeated East Brunswick on Thursday, 3-1. Tyler Balent pitched six innings and allowed just the one unearned run on two hits and two walks with ...

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ALTOONA, Pa. – The Altoona Curve (14-17) defeated the Somerset Patriots (19-11) by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Friday evening. In the 10th, Aaron Shackelford drove home Connor Scott on an infield single to win it for the Curve. After an hour-long rain delay to ...

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BASEBALL South Plainfield baseball battled in a home-and-home to state-ranked St. Joseph (Metuchen) before losing a heartbreaker in extra winnings to Woodbridge this week. The Tigers, who are 9-9, are on a bit of the slide as they’ve lost five games in a row. Nonetheless, South Brunswick and ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Donald Panzarella has been the head coach of the South Plainfield High School softball team for 41 years. Saturday, the state’s all-time winningest coach won his 800th career game with a 14-12 walk-off victory over Woodbridge under the lights at Ponytail Park on Senior Night. “I ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was another action-packed week for South Plainfield High School spring sports. Read up on all the games and more below. BASEBALL South Plainfield baseball went 2-2 on the week to move to 9-6 overall on the year. The Tigers won both games of the home-and-home ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement. Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Spotswood High School golf team lost to South Plainfield High School on Wednesday 188-216. South Plainfield sits in second place in the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division behind undefeated Edison High School. Spotswood is in fifth place in the White Division with ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting April 12, officially appointed Tammy Zurka as the school district's new director of athletics, health, physical education, and nurses, effective July 1.  Zurka, a physical education/health teacher and coach with ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Brianna Harris, a member of South Plainfield High School's (SPHS) Class of 2022 has committed to playing basketball for Kean University this fall. Harris, who was awarded an academic scholarship, plans to major in criminal justice at the Division 3 school.  "I mainly ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield High School spring sports had a good week with plenty of wins from multiple teams. Find out how everybody did below. Stay tuned for more as the season continues. BASEBALL South Plainfield baseball played three non-conference contests this week ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Hannah Mindler drove in Brianna De La Fuente with the walk-off RBI-single to left field as Metuchen High School softball defeated South Plainfield, 6-5, on Thursday morning in mostly cloudy, cool, and breezy Metuchen. De La Fuente led off the bottom of the seventh inning ...

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South Plainfield High School spring sports are in full swing and now two weeks are in the books. Check out all the action from the last seven days below. BASEBALL South Plainfield baseball had its best week of the season going 3-1 to up its record to 5-3 overall. The Tigers beat J.P. Stevens, ...

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