Sports

October 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has named Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerrythe 2018 Joe Klein Executive of the Year. The Somerset Patriots also received the Ken Shepard Award For Promotional Excellence for the second consecutive ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — As important as the match was for both Westfield and Union Catholic, the cause both teams played for put the volleyball result in the back seat Saturday.  Union Catholic captured a three-set win in a likely preview of the upcoming Union County Tournament final. But the Scotch ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School will make the switch to pink from its traditional color of blue this Saturday afternoon, as the Westfield girls’ volleyball program will host its 10th annual “Pink Out” tournament in accordance with October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  All ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Blue Devils’ boys soccer team has earned a notable accomplishment, something due in large part to a high-scoring athlete. The Westfield High School boys soccer program secured its 700th win in a 3-1 win over Cranford Sept. 29 with senior Evan Meade netting the game’s first ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A $3.03 million renovation to Kehler Stadium has been moved up by one month to accommodate concern raised by track teams, who will have to practice elsewhere during the stadium’s overhaul. The Board of Education on Tuesday amended its contract with Your Way Construction Inc., of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced Tuesday that shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez and relief pitcher Mike Antonini have been named to the 2018 Post-Season All-Star Team. Rodriguez earns this selection after completing his second season with the Somerset Patriots.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The perfect opportunity took nearly the whole game to present itself, but once it came, Scotch Plains-Fanwood made sure not to miss it.  After the Raiders and Blue Devils — both meeting as unranked teams for the first time in years — played 77 minutes of virtually even soccer, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Scotch Plains-Fanwood extended its unbeaten streak to 13 on Saturday with a victory over arch rival Westfield, 1-0, at Kehler Stadium, where the Raiders had not won in three years. The Raiders are now off to its best start since the decade began. Zidan Abdella scored the lone ...

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UNION, NJ — Each week, the pedigree of Union’s opponents increases, and each time, the Farmers just keep rising to the challenge.   Union was coming off wins over defending sectional finalists Phillipsburg and South Brunswick on consecutive weeks heading into Friday night’s game against ...

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Updated: Oct. 6, 11:44 a.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – Following the strident objections of parents over a delayed timeline for the refurbishment of a track at Kehler Stadium, the school board anticipates moving the start date for the project back one month, the district announced Friday. On Tuesday, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – When it came to the last two matches of the night, the players were exhausted but kept cheering on co-captain Rachel Rothenberg. The 17-year-old Westfield High School senior helped to seal the Lady Blue Devils’ tie against opponent Kent Place School at the Union County tournament ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School varsity girls tennis team tied with Kent Place this week to split the Union County Championship.  “Winning the Union County Tournament means a lot to this group of seniors,” head coach Matt Varhley said. “They’ve worked really hard the last few years to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Typically, Westfield plays its best football in the second half of games, and that’s been the Blue Devils pattern for years. So when Westfield entered halftime tied with St. Joseph, 7-7, then took a 10-7 lead 8 minutes out of the break, it looked like Saturday's would just be ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A 17-year-old senior and cross-country team co-captain has set a new school record. Sarah Hacker, this week's Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week, finished the course at Greystone Park in Morris Plains with a time of 19:17.1 on Saturday, besting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (2-2) hit three home runs to defeat the Long Island Ducks (2-2) 5-3 in Game 4 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening. With the win, the Patriots have evened up the best-of-five playoff series 2-2 and forced a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ  — Ownership of the second half became second nature for the Westfield football team during the course of three straight undefeated state championship seasons from 2015-2017. And, although the Blue Devils lost their 2018 opener two weeks ago, they seem intent on carrying on the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (1-2) defeated the Long Island Ducks (2-1) 8-4 in Game 3 of the Liberty Division Championship Series before an Atlantic League Playoff record 8,143 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening. The Patriots cut the Ducks lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five ...

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CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - The Long Island Ducks (2-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-2) 11-1 in Game 2 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday evening to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series. The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Blue Devils quarterback Hank Shapiro led Westfield to a victory against Watchung Hills High School on Friday. “Three touch-down passes. He really managed the game well, and I’m happy with the way he is leading our team this year,” said Jim DeSarno, head football coach at ...

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CENTRAL ISLIP, NY -- The Long Island Ducks (1-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-1) 9-2 in Game 1 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday evening to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series. The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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