South Orange and Maplewood holds 4th annual Two Towns Triathlon

South Orange and Maplewood holds 4th annual Two Towns Triathlon

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD – The 4th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids was held in South Orange on Saturday, June 17.  South Orange and Maplewood children between the ages of 7 and 14 swam laps in the South Orange Pool, biked through Meadowland Park and the West Montrose Neighborhood, and finished the race running around the […]

Essex County Executive Divincenzo announces international youth soccer tournament will be played in Essex County Riverbank and Independence parks from June 23 to 25

NEWARK – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that an international youth soccer tournament will be played in Essex County from June 23 to 25. The Ironbound Soccer Club is hosting the La Liga Promises 2017 International Under 12 Boys Soccer Tournament, which will take place in Essex County Riverfront Park and Essex […]

Columbia HS senior Chloe Holt Reiss earns Best Teammate Award

Columbia HS senior Chloe Holt Reiss earns Best Teammate Award

Columbia High School’s Chloe Holt Reiss has earned the 2017 Investors Bank Best Teammate Award. Chloe, along with student- athletes from high schools in the Super Essex Conference, were recently honored during ceremonies at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. A senior, she was the captain of the Cougars’ varsity swimming team. Chloe was […]

Columbia HS alum Jimmy Murphy drafted by Baltimore Orioles

Columbia HS alum Jimmy Murphy drafted by Baltimore Orioles

  MAPLEWOOD, NJ (updated Wednesday June 14, 2:25 p.m.) – Columbia High School alum Jimmy Murphy was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 13. Murphy, a right-handed pitcher from Fordham University, was the No. 248 player selected overall on the second day of the draft. […]

Olivia Baker takes eighth at NCAA track and field

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Stanford University junior Olivia Baker, a 2014 Columbia High School graduate, finished eighth in the women’s 800-meter finals in 2:04.21 at the NCAA Division 1 Track and Field National Championships on Saturday, June 10, at Hayward Stadium in Eugene, Ore. Baker was as high as fourth with 150 meters to go.

Columbia HS softball team features five players on All-SEC-Liberty Division

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity softball team featured five players who have earned All-Super Essex Conference-Liberty Division honors this season. Maya Goldner, a junior, made the First Team; juniors Jordan Stephan and Ally Krause each made Second Team; and junior Clementine Sherman and freshman Hudson Hassler each made Honorable Mention. The young […]

Essex County HS Developmental Summer Baseball League to begin inaugural season

The Essex County High School Developmental Summer Baseball League will have its inaugural season. The Essex County teams formerly played in the Essex County American Legion League for many years. The ECALL has been disbanded. The following are schedules for the Senior teams (all times are at 5:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted): Monday, June 12 […]

Sixth Annual Switch Sticks event is a huge success at Columbia HS

Sixth Annual Switch Sticks event is a huge success at Columbia HS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Sixth Annual Columbia High School Switch Sticks was a huge success The event, held at Underhill Field, featured games in which the boys and girls played against each other and switched sticks. There were four great games. The Eighth-Grade Girls’ team won, 5-2. The Boys’ Freshman team won, 2-1. The Boys JV […]