Sports

December 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — William Shepherd bowled a perfect game on Saturday. “It was really just exhilarating, yet nerve-wracking,” said Shepherd, a 17-year-old Westfield High School senior. “Just because it’s a perfect game. It’s so close and on that final shot it could all just be a 299 if that one pin ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School boys cross-country team, members of the girls tennis team and the girls field hockey team have been recognized for a season of accomplishments. The Board of Education recognized the cross-country team for becoming the NJSIAA Sectional Champions, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Some coaches err on the side of caution when they assess their team's prospects for an upcoming season. But Liz McKeon, head coach of the Westfield girls basketball team, which opens its season at home Friday against Union Catholic at 4 p.m., is taking a bolder approach in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After seven years as the junior varsity coach at the school, Jim McKeon will be taking the reins as the Westfield boys varsity head basketball coach this winter. And this might be a particularly appropriate time for the program to make the transition, because McKeon will be ...

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‘Doubles is different, but it’s really fun.’ WESTFIELD, NJ — The tennis duo competed in the state doubles tournament championship match in October, the first time since 2005 that a Lady Blue Devils pair made it to the final. Recognized by the school board on Tuesday, seniors Charlotte Clausen ...

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LINDEN, NJ — The Westfield High School Blue Devils began its 2018-19 bowling season with a strong performance against Roselle Park on Tuesday, besting the Union County competitor 7-0. Freshman Dante Morales was one frame away from bowling a perfect score, finishing game one with a score of 279 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A defense player on the Westfield High School girls varsity ice hockey team, things are looking up for Maddie McDevitt. McDevitt is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. It’s her third year with the Lady Blue Devils, and head coach Matthew ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Advice included in race materials for Westfield’s 35th Turkey Trot encourages runners to ease into the sport before going all out. But when asked about how they prepared for the 1-mile and 5-mile races held at Tamaques Park Saturday, it became apparent that in a Turkey Trot, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Before the main Thanksgiving Day meals were feasted on in households throughout Westfield and Plainfield, the Blue Devil football players fed on an appetizer of touchdown passes in the annual Westfield-Plainfield rivalry game.  Plainfield stopped the run well, but Westfield was ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ — The Westfield boys cross-country team came in seventh overall in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions with a score of 191 at Holmdel Park Saturday morning. Christian Brothers Academy won the meet with a team score of 68. Will Loggia was the top Westfield runner, placing 38th overall and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Nine Westfield High School students have signed national letters of intent indicating their commitments to participate in college athletics, the athletic department announced. The nine commitment letters include student-athletes in softball, boys and girls lacrosse, girls golf ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The high school senior finished eighth overall in a Group 4 cross-country meet at Holmdel Park over the weekend with a personal best of 16:38 on the 5K course. James McCutcheon is this week’s Ron Bansky & Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. It is not just his ...

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Updated: 11:47 a.m. Nov. 12 WESTFIELD, NJ – It was a day of many Dugans at Tamaques Park. The Westfield Police Athletic League flag football program honored its founder John Dugan, a former Westfield police officer and the Police Athletic League President with an “Appreciation Day” on ...

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Updated: 5:53 p.m. Nov. 11 WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on the town’s border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months. Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ  — The Westfield boys' and girls' cross country teams each finished in the top five in their respective 5K races at the state Group 4 meet Saturday morning at Holmdel Park. The Westfield boys cross country team finished second overall. Westfield's team score of 97 was just six more ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A tented ice rink at Gumbert Park opened for business earlier this week and is slated to remain until March 1 under the town’s agreement with Union Sports Arena. The arena began hosting hockey practices there earlier in the week and held its first public skate at the Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Senior volleyball hitter Jenna Miller killed it over the weekend. In a three-set match against J.P. Stevens School on Saturday, Miller scored 12 kills, one ace, four digs and three service points, her coach said. The team won 27-25. Miller is this week’s Ron Bansky and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Started 30 years ago, the Westfield High School “Booster Button Day” has since switched from distributing buttons to distributing magnets in exchange for donations. But the fundraiser for local athletics is still commonly called “Booster Button Day.” An estimated 500 local ...

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UPDATE: One more game has been added to the calendar: The Blue Devils will play at West Morris High School in Long Valley on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. UNION CITY, NJ — The Westfield High School varsity football team allowed two touchdowns in the third quarter Friday night in a 21-7 loss to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Goaltender Julian Trott made nine saves in a county tournament match against Union on Friday, the latest accomplishment in his leadership of the Blue Devil boys varsity soccer team’s defense. The Westfield High School senior is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — All season long, Westfield head coach Alex Schmidt has commended his team’s fight and response to hardship. His Lady Blue Devils have battled tough situations and adversity through the fall and, in turn, have become a much stronger team from the beginning.  So when Westfield ...

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Glaring examples of the field's age show. WESTFIELD, NJ – Installed 13 years ago, the turf field at Gary Kehler Stadium is set to be resurfaced as part of a $3.03 million renovation of the stadium set to start in April. But with five months of play remaining before the stadium’s anticipated ...

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UNION, NJ — Though the result of a draw is a little bit sweeter for Union, both the Farmers and Westfield walk out of the Union County Tournament Final with huge accomplishments to hang their hats on. Union and Westfield played to a 1-1 draw Friday night and are UCT co-champions. However, for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With less than a quarter to go, Westfield was more than holding its own against a Piscataway football team that might be the state's best among public schools. The Blue Devils trailed by a touchdown, but had all the momentum and extremely favorable field position after punter ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — The Westfield High School boys and girls cross country teams both won championships at the Union County Tournament Wednesday at Warinanco Park. Westfield took the boys championship with a score of 30, well ahead of second-place Scotch Plains-Fanwood's 73. Junior Kevin Yucetepe ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Daily practices with her high school team and 12 hours a week practicing with a gymnastics club have earned accolades for a 17-year-old high school senior. Kaela Azzaretto is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. She won first place in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A temporary ice hockey rink being erected in a town park amid neighborhood concern is nearing completion. About a dozen players from Westfield High School’s hockey team, along with family and friends, helped in building the anticipated ice rink at Gumbert Park on Saturday. The ...

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CLARK, NJ — As time began ticking away in regulation Saturday, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s behemoth student-fan section, Raider Nation, starting eagerly lining at the fence. With the Raiders two minutes away from a 1-0 win over archival in the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal, their ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ  — Even when it was going undefeated en route to winning sectional football championships the last couple of years, Westfield always found itself locked in rugged defensive wars when it lined up against Elizabeth. The Elizabeth players who were part of those low-scoring defensive ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A center back defense player, Lily Maz is a local fly girl, at least when it comes to field hockey. The 17-year-old high school senior and year-four varsity starter has led the team’s defense, powering the Lady Blue Devils to a 12-5 record this season, head girls field hockey ...

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