Chance Encounter at Westfield Area YMCA Leads Local Chess Teacher to Coach at International Maccabiah Games

July 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA and the State of Israel are separated by 7,500 miles, but for David Lazarus of Fanwood the Westfield venue became the connection to an opportunity to coach the 2017 United States Maccabiah Chess Team in the recently completed games held in Israel July 6 to 17. 

Held every four years, the Maccabiah Games are a Jewish multi-sport ...

Union County Rallies in Final Minutes of Snapple Bowl to Top Middlesex

UNION, NJ – Recent Westfield High School graduates Jeff Gagum and Max Schwetje were part of the Union County team that rallied in the final minutes of the 24th Snapple Bowl all-star football game Thursday to beat Middlesex County, 27-14, at Kean University's Alumni Stadium.

The first half of this game was pretty quiet with only one score.  Union County ...

Westfield Men to Play 100 Holes of Golf in One Day for Charity

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield residents Kevin Vedder and Shaun Murphy will play 100 holes of golf in a single day this Monday  for the 100 Hole Hike, a global network of golf marathons to raise money for various charities.  

 It’s Vedder’s fifth year participating the hike. He chooses to raise money for Els for Autism, a foundation started by pro golfer Ernie Els, ...

Sydney McLaughlin of Union Catholic Repeats as Gatorade Athlete of the Year

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — In a career filled with historic performances, Union Catholic’s Sydney McLaughlin added one final piece of history to her legendary high school track and field career when she became the first athlete, male or female, to win the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year in consecutive years when she received that honor on Tuesday night at the Ritz Carlton in Los ...

2017 Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza Set for July 26

WESTFIELD, NJ — Thousands are expected to participate in Downtown Westfield’s 16th annual 5K & Pizza Extravaganza on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. Organized by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the “Pizza Run” attracted more than 2,200 runners and thousands of spectators last year.

The run is one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state.

Westfield Board of Education Honors Achievements in Athletics and Theater

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Education recognized the achievements of state and nationally ranked athletes during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Among the honorees was the Westfield High School State Sectional Champion Boys Varsity Tennis Team, which finished up the season with a record of 24 wins and three loses. The team also won the Conference Championship, the Union ...

Westfield High School Athletes Honored at Board of Education Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — The achievements of Westfield High School Athletes were recognized and honored during Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education Meeting.

“On behalf of the board of education we are thrilled to have you here to welcome you and to congratulate you on your success,” Board of Education President Gretchan Ohlig said.

The Westfield Ultimate ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week Series to Return this Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, the popular Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the week series highlighting student athletes at Westfield High School will pause for the summer.

Located 502 East Broad St., the Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Agency has been protecting local families and business owners for more than 15 years.

Westfield Ultimate Frisbee Team Celebrates Second Consecutive State Championship, Remembers Teammate Ezra Kennedy

WESTFIELD, NJ — Two weeks before the June 1 championship Ultimate Frisbee game, senior Cole Feltman broke his left arm in a collision with a player from Amherst that required surgery immediately afterwards. And just two days before, Feltman had a splint on with a plate inside of his non-dominant arm.

But with the Westfield Blue Devils up 14-5 in the championship against Watchung Hills ...

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Flyers Capture 5 Regional Championships, 22 Athletes Qualify for National Championships

July 19, 2017

Thirty athletes from the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club were among the more than 1,500 athletes that competed at the Regional Junior Olympics July 6th-9th in Brockport, New York. Four Flyers captured five Regional Championships and twenty-two Flyers qualified to advance to the National Junior Olympics. The National Junior Olympics will be held July 24-30 in Lawrence, ...