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Westfield Area YMCA 5K Draws Hundreds of Participants, Raises Funds for Special Needs Programs

September 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Glistening with sweat, Scotch Plains resident Sharon Artz finished the area YMCA’s 5K run satisfied on Sunday morning, but not because of her placement in the contest.

Artz finished 308, but the knowledge that her efforts will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA’s programming for people with special needs made her feel like a winner.

Her 17-year-old son, Josh, ...

Girls Soccer: Westfield Falls to Rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2-0

SCOTCH PLAINS — It took the Raiders just three minutes to separate themselves from a Westfield rival the Scotch Plains team hadn't beaten in four years.

Corinne Lyght scored on a header off a corner kick three minutes into the game then scored on a breakaway in the 48th minute to lift Scotch Plains-Fanwood over Westfield 2-0 on Saturday.

Lizzie ...

Boys Soccer: Westfield Falls to Rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 3-2

SCOTCH PLAINS — The circumstances were eerily similar to those in play last week. 

Again, Westfield took a 2-0 lead against a premier opponent Saturday after two first-half goals that occurred within seconds of each other. And again, Westfield couldn't finish. 

Evan Meade scored 30 seconds apart between the 19th and 20th minutes, but Scotch Plains-Fanwood ...

Football: Alliegro, O-Line, Shapiro Send Westfield Past Watchung Hills, 27-13

WARREN, NJ — For the first time in four years Friday, Westfield was playing after a loss the previous weekend. There were certainly questions as to how the Blue Devils would respond to such adversity, but they didn’t take long to provide an answer: Pretty darn well. 

Westfield put up 20 points in the first half and cruised to a 27-13 victory over Watchung Hills on the road ...

Kids Will Get Gussied Up In Run Up to Westfield YMCA 5K

WESTFIELD, NJ – It's not every day that young athletes and young adults and teens with special needs get the opportunity to sport designers such as Gucci and Armani, but that's just what they'll do Saturday night.

Members of the Westfield Area YMCA Flyers youth track team and participants in the YMCA’s Dragonfly Program, which offers recreational and ...

Westfield Plan to Test Drive Ice Rink Gets a Cold Shoulder

WESTFIELD, NJ – Some residents’ frosty response to plans for an ice rink to be placed in an 8.3-acre municipal park on the Garwood border for a trial time isn’t stopping officials from moving ahead with the design.

Gathered in the rain at Gumbert Park, where the rink is to be built, about 50 residents on Wednesday grilled local officials on the plans to have Union Sports ...

Long Ball Helps Power Patriots Over Blue Crabs

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (35-24, 70-52) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-37, 47-72), 8-3, at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening.

The Blue Crabs took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run double by Frank Martinez.

Somerset answered immediately in the bottom of the frame on a lead off home run by Craig Massey (3) and a run-scoring wild ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Caitlin Amman

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School girls varsity soccer goalie Caitlin Amman made 14 saves against a skilled East Brunswick team during the season opener this weekend, helping to secure a 0-0 overtime tie.

“Caitlin is the type of player that all WHS Girls soccer players should model themselves after,” head coach Alex Schmidt of this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates ...

Boys Soccer: Westfield Falls to Seton Hall Prep in Opening Day Thriller

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield went toe-to-toe with with one of the top boys’ soccer teams in the nation, but fell short in a see-saw scoring battle Saturday evening. 

Once leading, 2-0, and later, 3-2, Westfield lost to parochial power Seton Hall Prep, 4-3, in chilly and rainy conditions at a raucous Kehler Stadium. The Pirates’ Lucas Ross netted the game-winner in the ...

Football: Westfield’s Win Streak Ends at 37; Linden Wins 14-7

LINDEN, NJ — After winning 37 consecutive games, dating back to 2015, the Blue Devils state-best win streak was finally snapped Friday night during its season opener against Linden, 14-7.

The Tigers scored a touchdown first, with a pass from Zion Marshall to Schadrac Petit-Homme.

Westfield scored in the third quarter, on a pass from Hank Shapiro to Justin Chambliss. Then Linden ...


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Westfield High Boys Hockey Supports YMCA 5K

September 18, 2018

The Westfield High School Boys Hockey Team’s mission statement this academic year is ‘Live for Hockey, Love for Community’ and the team lived up to that mission over the weekend.

The boys volunteered at the YMCA Run for Everyone on Sunday, which hosted competitors from across New Jersey, who ran, walked and rolled across the finish line.

In sum, 600 people registered to ...