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June 22, 2022

The West Orange High School (WOHS) Girls Cross Country Track and Field Team ended its season with great performances at the Nike Nationals in Eugene, Oregon and the New Balance Nationals in Philadelphia.  WOHS senior Olivia Prescott placed third in the Emerging Elite Shot Put and 12th in the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way. On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange Boys Step team has placed third in the nation following the Youth Step USA 2022 National High School Stepping Championship, held May 28 at Symphony Hall in Newark.   Their performance of "Step Connection" garnered the win for the team, under the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ–The newly formed West Orange High School Sports Media Association is reviving a 15-year-old Mountaineer tradition to wrap up its inaugural season. The association will host a Students vs. Teachers Dodgeball Tournament on June 15, 2022, at 2:45 p.m. in the Tarnoff Gym with all ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School Sports Awards were held in Suriano Stadium on May 31, recognizing the athletic accomplishments of coaches, teams, and stand-out individuals. Acting Athletic Director Stephan Zichella opened the ceremony and named Freddy Christian and Gina Graziosa ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School Girls Lacrosse program is making serious strides, experiencing a record year of firsts. Head Coach Dave Perez was enthusiastic about the season and said, "I'm so proud of these girls and how hard they played for each other!" First playoff berth ...

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The Rock Spring Golf Club in West Orange is once again in the news. The municipally-owned golf course opened to the public has moved up in the state rankings. It is now listed as the number five golf course in all of New Jersey according to the latest Golfweek.usatoday.com ranking. In the process, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Taylor Bennett and Daniela Macoici each scored three goals to lead Cedar Grove to a 14-6 girls lacrosse victory over West Orange on Tuesday. Bennett also led the Panthers in assists with two. Kaitlyn Wolff, Giuliana Macioci and Ava Jablonski each scored two goals for Cedar ...

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VERONA, NJ -- West Orange scored five runs in the top of the seventh and went on to defeat Verona, 11-6, in baseball on Tuesday. West Orange had a 5-0 lead after two innings, but Verona rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, 6-6. Ben Mackey and Chase Gebbia each had ...

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VERONA, NJ -- In the third meeting of the season between the two baseball teams, fourth-seeded Seton Hall Prep advanced past top-seeded Millburn in the semifinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament, 3-1, on Saturday. The two teams had split their regular-season meetings with each ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) student-athlete Sebastian DeSimone has been named the recipient of the 2022 Best Teammate Award. "This is one of our school's most prestigious awards," said Acting Athletic Director Stephan Zichella. "The praise I've received from his coaches, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Elijah Foster's three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Seton Hall Prep a 6-3 baseball victory over Livingston in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Wednesday. Livingston (11-8) took a 3-0 lead with three runs in the top of the fifth ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Alana Walker, A 15-year-old West Orange High School student and first-place All-Around Champion, will be competing in Arizona in the 2022 USA Gymnastics Women's Development Program National Championships in Arizona in mid-May. Seven other all-around finishers from the Level 10 ...

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Jahan Dotson is a son of East Orange and the product of two hardworking parents who raised a very talented and humble son. Last night, the Washington Commanders picked the receiver number 16 in the first round of the NFL draft. While many athletes anticipate draft night, texting all their ...

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The annual 2022 West Orange Recreation Department Awards luncheon was held on April 9 at the Toby Katz Civic Center in West Orange. The four winners represent achievements from the West Orange Rec girls Lacrosse, the West Orange Police Athletic League and the Mountaintop League. Recipient Brian ...

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Former West Orange resident and Orange Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. has moved on from the sport of politics to karate and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. After 35 years in martial arts Hawkins, also known as “Shihan E. Hawkins, Jr.”, was inducted into the USA Unified Martial Arts Hall of ...

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MILLBURN, NJ -- Alex Wilson's leadoff home run in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Millburn a 2-1 baseball victory over Seton Hall Prep Friday afternoon. Wilson turned on a 3-2 fastball and drove it deep over the left field fence to bring and end to what had started out as a splendid ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ --  West Orange lost to Verona in baseball 5-4 on Friday. Sean Mulligan and Julian Santorelli combined for the victory. Winning pitcher Mulligan struck out 12 batters in five two-hit innings. Santorelli allowed one earned run in two innings for the save.  Matthew Bove tripled ...

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St. Peter’s University in Jersey City has made national news by advancing to the sweet sixteen round of the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament better known as March Madness. Only days after their upset victory over Murray State on March 19th they received the sad news of the passing of Elnardo ...

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To many longtime local residents, the Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain will always be affectionately known as the South Mountain Arena. The Northfield Avenue complex run by the Essex County Department of Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs has grown into a complete modern ...

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New Jersey College University (NJCU) student Sandra Guerrero won the 2020 wrestling state championship in Atlantic City. According to her mom Claudia, “They have removed girls from competing alongside the boys for the state wrestling tournament. They have been able to achieve this before as my ...

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The West Orange Recreation Department’s 7th/8th Grade Girls Travel Basketball team won the 2021-2022 Suburban League Championship with a 45-33 victory over Bloomfield in the final.  The team finished the regular season with an 8-4 record followed up by winning two road playoff games, including ...

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  West Orange Recreation Department's Sixth Grade Boys Basketball team beat Millburn to win the Suburban Championship. The team has won 15 games this year and only lost one. According to one of the student's moms, Vicki Fischer-Jenkins, “All of them are starters, and many of the kids have ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Livingston High School boys basketball team established a 10-point lead before the end of the first quarter and went on to a 46-31 victory over West Orange on Thursday. Dylan Perlstein scored 17 points for the Lancers (5-15), who led, 14-4, after one quarter. A 12-7 showing ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Leah Connell scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Columbia to a 53-37 girls basketball victory over West Orange on Thursday. Shana Desir finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two assists for the Cougars (12-7), who pulled away with a 15-7 showing in the fourth ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Caldwell boys basketball team's historic run in the Essex County Tournament came to an end with a 54-36 loss to top-seeded Seton Hall Prep in the semifinal at Essex County College on Tuesday. Caldwell (17-3) was within five point, 23-18, at halftime, but the Pirates ran away in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School Hockey Team continues to build their legacy, and their 5-1 victory over Bayonne on Feb. 5 qualified them for a trip to the states. “The Bayonne win was a great effort from my team,” said Head Coach Eddie Scafidi. “Everyone who hit the ice gave ...

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Decades before women athletes had ample opportunities to participate on sports teams, one local woman stood out. Gladys Scherer lived at a time when women’s sports teams mostly only participated in basketball at the high school level. Scherer emerged as an early women’s pioneer that paved the way ...

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West Orange beat Livingston in a close basketball game on January 18. West Orange's Jhenson Touze had 11 points, and the final score was 57-54. This was West Orange's second game this season (1-1). Livingston's (2-7) senior Sam Smith scored 17 points and was involved in five of Livingston’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Playing just its second game of the season, the West Orange boys basketball team defeated Livingston, 57-54, Tuesday night. Jermaine James scored 14 points for West Orange (1-1), which outscored the Lancers, 12-7, in the fourth quarter. Sam Smith led Livingston (2-7) with 17 ...

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