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Election 2018: Deadline Looms to File for School Board Elections, 15 Seats Up for Grabs in Watchung Hills Sending Districts

July 28, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Do you want to serve? This fall, voters in the Watchung Hills sending districts will elect candidates to both the K-8 and high school boards of education. A combined 15 seats are up for grabs. A full term on the school board runs for three years. 

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot, and ...

Watchung’s Rizzi Ties Record at Rotary Track and Field Meet, North Plainfield Middle School Dominates in Awards Tally

PLAINFIELD, NJ - With an overcast sky and pleasantly cool temperatures, young student athletes from area middle schools and one elementary school gathered for the 91st Annual Rotary Track and Field Meet, held June 6 at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield.

Vincent Rizzi, holder of the Meet high jump records for boys ages 12 and 13, tried valiantly to best the 14 year old boys’ ...

WHRHS Baseball: Roxbury Baseball Powers Past Watchung Hills

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School baseball team won its 14th game on Friday, rolling over Watchung Hills 9-1 at home.

Offensively, Roxbury did its damage early, scoring twice in the second inning and then five more times in the third to take an early 7-0 lead.

Roxbury’s Will Findlay had two hits and Donovan Brady, Andy Axelson and Brian Dachowski all had base hits. In ...

WHRHS Boys Lacrosse: Bridgewater Upsets Watchung Hills in OT for SCT Title

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - So close. The Watchung Hills boys lacrosse team fell to Bridgewater-Raritan, in overtime, as the Panthers won a fourth-straight Somerset County Tournament title on Saturday, 5-4, at the Torpey Athletic Complex.

Watchung Hills took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter with goals from Gavin DeFuria, Connor James, and Joe Rica. 

The last game the ...

Here's How to Help Protect Young Athletes from Injury: Let Them Play Multiple Sports

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting hurt.

But not all injuries are caused by ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills gets Redemption in Somerset County Tournament, Advances to Quarterfinals

WARREN, NJ - Steals and squeeze bunts highlighted a rematch between the Watchung Hills Warriors and the Franklin Warriors on Saturday. Watchung Hills avenged Thursday’s regular season loss and defeated Franklin, 8-1, to advance to the Somerset County tournament quarterfinals to take on Bridgewater-Raritan on May 5.

Joe Blajsa pitched six innings, giving up just five hits, three ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Tops Morristown, 6-3

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Senior Joe Blajsa picked up his first win of the season and Kevin Badger went 4-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and one RBI to lead Watchung Hills over Morristown on Wednesday, 6-3.

Blajsa pitched six and 2/3 innings allowing only six hits, striking out five and walking one. Junior Ben Ant came in for the strikeout save to pick up his ...

Spring Break Confusion? Some Clarity on Who’s Off When and Last Days of School

WARREN, NJ - Spring Break starts Friday for our area schools but due to some crazy storms, and a fire, school will be in session on some days that were originally scheduled as Spring Break. Following is a breakdown:

North Plainfield Schools:

Friday, Mar. 30 - Tuesday, Apr. 3: NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, Apr. 4 : 4 Hour Session for Stony Brook, Middle School, and North Plainfield High School ...

North Plainfield High School Alumni Association 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Set for April 21,

The North Plainfield High School Alumni Association is holding its 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday April 21, 2018 at North Plainfield High School from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

The 2018 Hall of Fame inductees include:

• Frederick Sheeler, Class of ’63 – Community Service

• Robert Kirchberger, Class of ’65 – ...

AAA Cautions: Daylight Saving Could Affect Daily Commute

WARREN, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distractions on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday at 2 a.m.

“As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits,” said Robert Sinclair, Manager of Media ...

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