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Saint Joseph High School Resurrects its Athletics Hall of Fame

January 17, 2019

METUCHEN, NJ — Saint Joseph High School Athletics Hall of Fame is again taking nominations for induction this year following a 17-year hiatus. Inductees must be Saint Joseph graduates, must have lettered in a varsity sport, attended the school for at least three years, and must possess a record of high performance and excellence.

On Jan. 4, the Falcons hosted St. Benedict's ...

Professional Athlete in Westfield: Girls Play Hockey, Too

A girls hockey workshop at the Westfield Rink drew 55 players this week.

WESTFIELD, NJ – There weren’t many opportunities available for girls to play hockey when she grew up in the town, but that didn’t stop her.

Rebecca Morse, who plays for the Metropolitan Riveters, a part of the National Women’s Hockey League, is pleased to see that the sport has become more ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Lauren Triarsi

WESTFIELD, NJ — The high school senior and track team co-captain earned a medal in the 55-meter hurdles at the Yale Track Classic on Saturday.

Lauren Triarsi, who placed fourth in the event at the invitational meet in New Haven, Connecticut, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week.

Triarsi, 18, had a rough start in the trials but still ...

Girls Basketball: Westfield Caps Season Sweep of Roselle Catholic, Wins, 50-47

WESTFIELD, NJ — Junior guard Caroline Dwyer sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds left and then came down with a big defensive rebound to help seal Westfield's 50-47 girls basketball victory over Roselle Catholic Tuesday afternoon.

The tightly contested triumph gave Westfield (8-4) a season sweep of the team that knocked the Lady Blue Devils out of the Union County ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Boys Basketball: Westfield Defeats Chatham, 52-36

CHATHAM, NJ — The Chatham boys varsity basketball team was being pressed all over the court in the second half by Westfield. The Cougars were also pressing, possibly because of a losing streak they're struggling to end.

Either way, the team absorbed its sixth straight loss, 52-36, to the Blue Devils on Saturday night.

Griffin Rooney led all scorers with 18 points for ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Basketball Player Reaches 1,000 Career Points

Ryan Petela of Clark, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, joined an elite club of W+H athletes on Wednesday when he scored his 1,000th point as a Ram in a boys’ basketball game vs. Dunellen in Laidlaw Gym.

The senior guard led the Rams with 19 points, including a free throw with 2:06 remaining in the fourth quarter that produced his 1,000th career point. Petela is the ...

2019 Somerset Patriots Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 14

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced that single game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale Jan. 14. 

Tickets will be on sale beginning at 10 a.m. in person at the ticket office located at TD Bank Ballpark, over the phone by calling 908-252-0700, or online at www.somersetpatriots.com.

Ticket prices are $15 for Premium Field Box Seats, $13 for Field Box ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Roan Baker

‘He is going to scratch and claw all the way to the wall. With that in mind, you know you’re always going to get his best.’  – Head Westfield boys swimming coach Jeffrey Knight

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield High School swimmer was among the top 15 finishers at two events this year and has a special inner drive, his coach said.

Westfield High School ...

Patriots Manager Brett Jodie, Coaching Staff Returns Intact for 2019 Season

BRIDGEWATER, NJ —The Somerset Patriots 2018 coaching staff — Glen Barker,Third Base/ Hitting; Jon Hunton Pitching Coach/ Director of Baseball Operations and Fox Beyer, a volunteer Assistant Coach will return for the 2019 season.

“Around the turn of the new year, every year, I find myself getting really excited about baseball and our season,” said Somerset Patriots ...

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Union’s Golf Coach Dunscombe Received NJCAA Augie Eosso Award

January 14, 2019

Union County College Associate Professor of Biology and Head Golf Coach William Dunscombe received the Augie Eosso Award on Oct. 4 from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Augie Eosso Award is the highest honor given to a coach and is awarded to an individual who exemplifies and demonstrates committed service and dedication in Region XIX (New Jersey, Eastern ...