Columbia HS softball team has high expectations

Columbia HS softball team has high expectations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity softball team has a nice core of returning players this season. The Cougars, under head coach Cliff Smith, are led by their captains: catcher Ally Krause, shortstop Maya Goldner, and pitchers Catherine John and Jordan Stephan. CHS, which went 13-12 last spring, also returns center fielder Clementine […]

Columbia HS spring teams get ready for their seasons

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School spring sports teams will begin their seasons. The baseball team will visit Verona in the season opener on April 3. The softball team will host Verona on April 3 in the season opener. The boys’ tennis team will visit Livingston on April 3 in the season opener. The […]

Columbia HS boys’ basketball players earn All-SEC-Liberty Division honors

Columbia HS boys’ basketball players earn All-SEC-Liberty Division honors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School boys’ varsity basketball team featured seven players who earned All-Super Essex Conference-Liberty Division honors. Junior forward Stephan Gabriel and junior guard Breizh Askew made First Team; junior forward Darius Plummer, and junior guards Nashiem Harte and Brandon Askew made Second Team; and senior forward Malachi Smythe and sophomore […]

Maplewood youth travel basketball teams thrive this season

Maplewood youth travel basketball teams thrive this season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The travel basketball program in Maplewood has been around for some 20-plus years. Historically, the Maplewood teams have always been competitive and produced strong records on both the boys’ and girls’ sides, but this season was one for the ages, not just in Maplewood, but Suburban League history. The program consists of […]

Columbia HS wrestling team enjoys solid end to season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This year, the Columbia High School Cougar varsity wrestling team, coached by Hal Garwin and Joel Rosario, was composed of five freshmen, five sophomores, four juniors, and three seniors. The young squad did well in the two in-season tournaments, finishing third and fourth in the 10-team tournaments. The wrestlers continued to improve […]

MSO Youth Wrestling Club thrives this season

MSO Youth Wrestling Club thrives this season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood South Orange Cougars Youth Wrestling Club made a statement this year, increasing membership from 34 wrestlers to 62, and making a splash at the end-of-season tournaments. Three of the club wrestlers qualified for the State Tournament in Trenton – Tyson Carroll, Nate Rocha, and Sean Love. Sean placed fifth at […]

Martinez earns NCAA Division III All-American track honors

Martinez earns NCAA Division III All-American track honors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Former Columbia High School athlete Jimmy Martinez earned All-America honors in the 400 meters Saturday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Naperville, Ill. Martinez, a sophomore at Middlebury College, Vt., crossed the line with a time of 49.41, good for sixth-place overall. Only the top 15 […]