Sports

May 13, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — In a battle of the No. 4 and 5 seeds in the Union County Tournament, Scotch Plains-Fanwood defeated Westfield, 4-3, in Wednesday's game at the Raiders' home field.  Just a day after a 12-1 beating at the hands of Cranford, the state's No. 1 ranked team, the Raiders bounced ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fresh off the boys golf team’s first place win at the North II Group IV Sectional Championship at High Bridge Hills Tuesday, junior Nicholas Conti had praise for his fellow Blue Devils. “I was proud of how we all played,” said Conti, whose score was 78. This week’s Ron Bansky ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The 8th annual run held in memory of Westfield High School freshman Greta Schoenemann, who died when a tree branch fell on her in 2002, is virtual this spring for a second year, organizers said. Last year the run began fundraising for Imagine, a Center for Coping With Loss, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Varsity softball pitcher Michaela Hobson recently struck out nine batters and walked one while giving up just two earned runs and four hits in a game against Summit. Hobson, a senior who also plays first and third base, helped power the Lady Blue Devils to the 6-2 win April 30 in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School softball team has shown the ability to score runs in its 7-0 start to the season. The Lady Blue Devils are averaging 12 runs per game in victories over Union, Chatham, Union Catholic, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Dayton, Summit and Johnson. Westfield has score ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In his debut game pitching for Pingry School’s varsity baseball team last week, 16-year-old Jake Francis of Westfield accomplished the notable feat of throwing a perfect game. Held April 23 at Pingry’s home field, the game lasted five innings and ended in a mercy rule. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield varsity baseball team went 5-0 during opening week, and left fielder and relief pitcher Enzo Mizerek was a key piece to its success. In the Blue Devils’ first two games, Mizerek, the leadoff hitter, went 5-7 at the plate, scored four runs and stole six bases. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ten Westfield High School student-athletes signed recently Letters of Intent with colleges and universities, signifying recognition of the seniors’ accomplishments both academically and athletically, the school district announced. The students will be participating in sports ...

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Updated April 22 WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Allie Fernandez has committed to continuing her gymnastics career in college as a Division II athlete for Kutztown University’s new Acrobatics and Tumbling team. Fernandez, who is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After an undefeated season, the Westfield High School gymnastics team came in second place to Scotch Plains-Fanwood at the Union County Finals. The team was hoping for a win Thursday, but for team captain Izzy Cano and coaches Amanda Diaz and Jenna Zito, the event was not just ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School girls varsity volleyball team heads into a Friday state semi-final with a 13-1 record after overtaking Scotch Plains in the county final last week and securing a win over Linden Wednesday. Key to the Lady Blue Devils’ success has been outside hitter Emma ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After a strong season, the Westfield High School gymnastics team heads into the county finals against Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. A victory at Thursday’s county finals would continue a season-long winning streak for the Lady Blue Devils. “This meet is really important ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For the first time since 2017, the Westfield High School girls volleyball team has won the Union County Tournament championship. The Lady Blue Devils rallied and defeated rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 for the county title on Friday, April 9. Following two ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School shot put and discus thrower junior Maggie McCauley recently placed second in the Union County Championship meet with a shot put throw of 34-feet, 9-inches. McCauley, who also set a school outdoor record for shot-put with throw of 36-feet, 2.25-inches, is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Lady Blue Devils pulled out a win against Scotch Plains bringing the season to a close with an 8-1 record last week. Westfield High School senior Julia McGann finished second in the 200 freestyle and third in the backstroke March 25. McGann, 18, is this week’s Ron Bansky and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In Westfield's only home in-person meet of the season, the Blue Devils displayed their speed and their depth in defeating Scotch Plains-Fanwood at the Westfield YMCA on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Westfield took all three relay races and posted individual wins by Colin Kavanagh in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls swim team competed in their first and only in-person meet against the Blue Devils at the Westfield YMCA on Thursday. Westfield, which suffered their first defeat of the season against Summit on Tuesday, swept the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An outside hitter of the girls varsity volley ball team, she has logged 41 kills, four blocks, 20 digs and four aces, her coach said. Gianna Mangiamele, a 17-year-old senior at Westfield High School, has been a key player for the Lady Blue Devils, head coach Bev Torok said.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In only his second year on the Westfield High School Varsity Bowling Team, sophomore Perry Cuccaro has already emerged with an array of tournament successes and notable skill improvement. The 16-year-old, a starter on the team, placed first in the UCT Individuals tournament and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield boys varsity boys ice hockey team finished the season with a 9-1-1 record, and despite only playing nine games, sophomore Matteo Mancheno led the team with 18 points, with a team high nine goals along with nine assists. Mancheno is this week's Ron Bansky and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With its win last week, the Blue Devils bowling team has earned back-to-back county titles for the first time in the school’s history. In addition, three Westfield bowlers won the top three awards in the UCT Individuals: Perry Cuccaro in first place, Austin Peterson in second and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School junior ran a personal best 4:21 mile last week, putting him at fourth in the school’s indoor track history. With his 11-second personal record, Charlie Stock is the current state leader in the indoor mile. Stock is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — At last, the undefeated New Providence girls basketball team was tested, legitimately, for four full quarters. They passed. The Pioneers remained undefeated despite a stern challenge from a Westfield team that wouldn’t go away. And that figures, given that Westfield won ...

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WESTFIELD NJ— Center forward Greg Oliveri has scored three goals for the Westfield High School boys varsity ice hockey team in its past four games, helping power the team to wins each time. Oliveri, a 16-year-old junior at Westfield High School, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Jordan Mirrione is strong — world record-breaking strong. There was cause for celebration when the Westfield High School freshman broke his father’s record for the most jump squats in one minute, 87, on Sunday in Manhattan. His dad’s record stood for a mere seven months. “I ...

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Games are also being livestreamed. WESTFIELD, NJ — Varsity basketball parents at Westfield High School got to watch their children play in person for the first time in months earlier this week, following the governor’s announcement that parents would be permitted at youth sporting events. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mary Beke picked up seven goals and three assists last year as a junior for the varsity girls hockey team, fourth on the team in points in their 6-15 season. The senior co-captain is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. “She is one of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish swim team broke a variety of records in a virtual “January Blast” swim meet against the Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA. At the meet, held Jan. 29 – 31, swimmer Lauren Lane attained a YMCA Nationals cut in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 6-foot-8 center helped to power the Westfield High School boys varsity basketball team to its first win of the season Wednesday in a game against Madison. Logan Howland, a 17-year-old junior and captain of the team, was instrumental in the 58-49 win at home. Howland is this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Dante Morales helped to lead the Blue Devils to a 5-2 win over rival Scotch Plains Jan. 28 in what is the latest in a series of successes for the varsity bowling team’s anchor and co-captain. The 16-year-old junior, who heads into a match against Oratory Prep Thursday, had bowled ...

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