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West Orange High School Girls Softball Kicks into Gear

April 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School girls softball team is looking forward to a strong season, punctuated by team of co-captains that have played together since elementary school and want to see a Colonial Division championship and a trip to the states.

The weather impacted the spring sports schedules across the state, and the West Orange girls were not able to hold an outdoor ...

Community House Opens Gymnasium on Main Street in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Squeaking shoes, dribbling basketballs and children’s chatter now fill the once empty and dilapidated cavernous space next door to the West Orange Community House. After a decade of work and some setbacks, the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium on Main Street is finally open.

“It’s really a nice building, but I’m biased,” said Paul Cito, ...

West Orange High School Announces Scholar Athletes of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors Erik “E.J.” Akerblom and Meghan White have been named as Essex County Athletic Director's Association Scholar Athletes.

In addition to being the co-captain of the girls softball team, White also has a GPA of 4.6261 and is in the top five percent of her class at WOHS. She serves as secretary of the Math Honors ...

Baseball: Livingston Picks Up Second Victory Against West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Livingston High School baseball team continued its run of early-season success Saturday with a 14-4 victory over West Orange.

“Whenever you can win a game on the road, even at this level, it’s really key, especially a county foe like West Orange,” said Livingston head coach Mickey Ennis.

The Lancers got on the Mountaineers early with a ...

Baseball: Seton Hall Prep Rallies to Beat Millburn, 6-5

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In a rematch of last year's Greater Newark Tournament championship game, Seton Hall Prep overcame a four-run deficit with five runs in its last two at-bats to defeat Millburn, 6-5, Friday afternoon.

Seton Hall Prep beat Millburn for the GNT championship in 2017 after the teams had split two regular-season meetings.

Friday's game matched premium pitching aces Kyle ...

NY Giants Tackle Visits Edison Middle School for Write on Sports Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New York Giants tackle Adam Bisnowaty paid a visit to students in the “Write on Sports” (WOS) after-school program at Edison Middle School (EMS) last week to help students hone their writing and interviewing skills. He was joined by sportswriter Matt Stanmyre from NJ Advance Media.

The WOS program began in 2006 with Byron Yake, a retired sportswriter, who ...

Support the West Orange Baseball Team: Eat at the Oak Barrel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to join the Mountaineer Home Run Club and The Oak Barrel Pub on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. to kick off the start of baseball season.

With the support of the Oak Barrel, a percentage of all sales will be donated to the Home Run Club in support of the West Orange High School baseball team. 

West Orange Athlete Recognized by National Football Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School senior Tyler Eatman was recently recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Essex Chapter, at Mayfair Farms.

Eatman received the recognition as a scholar-athlete along with his football performance and school leadership skills.

“Tyler was four-year member of both the football and wrestling ...

Girls Basketball: Franklin Wins Group 4 Semifinals, 74-54, Over West Orange

UNION, NJ — Franklin’s Diamond Miller and West Orange’s Mya Bembry were the star attractions as the two highly-touted juniors battled each other on the hardwood as the Warriors, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, faced the No. 10 Mountaineers in the Group 4 semifinals Friday night at Union High.

Bembry netted a game-high 26 points with 12 rebounds, three steals, two assists, ...

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West Orange Community House Seeks Community Sponsors

April 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boys & Girls Club at the West Orange Community House (WOCH) has opened its new 9,000 square foot recreational facility at 250 Main Street in West Orange.

The WOCH has been supporting families of West Orange for 100 years, and needs help to continue providing much-needed recreational programs to West Orange. By placing an advertisement banner on the gym ...