Bloomfield HS wrestling has high hopes this season

Bloomfield HS wrestling has high hopes this season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School wrestling program, under head coach Ryan Smircich, enters the season with much optimism. On the girls side, the program will be led by senior Kira Pipkins, arguably the best female wrestler in the state. Pipkins is a three-time New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association girls state champion. “This […]

Columbia HS girls volleyball players earn SEC honors

Columbia HS girls volleyball players earn SEC honors

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School girls volleyball team, which had a great season with an 18-8 overall record this fall, featured seven players who earned all–Super Essex Conference–Liberty Division honors. First team: Zoe Hall, junior captain and outside hitter. This was her third year on varsity. She posted 119 kills, 101 digs […]

Irvington HS football coach ‘Smoke’ Pierre selected for All-American Bowl, joining IHS senior safety Adon Shuler

Irvington HS football coach ‘Smoke’ Pierre selected for All-American Bowl, joining IHS senior safety Adon Shuler

IRVINGTON, NJ — When Irvington High School senior football player Adon Shuler heads to San Antonio, Texas, to participate in the All-American Bowl in January, he will have a familiar face joining him. IHS head coach Ashley “Smoke” Pierre has been selected to serve as an assistant coach in the game, which will take place […]

Irvington HS alum Rob Osieja has provided guidance as a soccer and track coach for several decades

He is a member of the 2023 Irvington athletic hall of fame induction class

Irvington HS alum Rob Osieja has provided guidance as a soccer and track coach for several decades

IRVINGTON, NJ — Rob Osieja has deep roots in Irvington. He grew up in Irvington. His father was an Irvington police detective, Irvington Board of Education member, and was involved with the Irvington Police Athletic League and the little league.  At Irvington High School, Rob Osieja lettered in track and field and soccer before graduating […]

East Orange Campus HS football team ends the season on a high note after shutting out Barringer on Thanksgiving

East Orange Campus HS football team ends the season on a high note after shutting out Barringer on Thanksgiving

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Campus High School football team continued its dominance over Barringer in their Thanksgiving Day series. Senior Irijah Wright rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries, and he also returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and senior Kasim Cross rushed for two touchdowns to lead […]

Columbia HS football team reflects on memorable 1982 season

Columbia HS football team reflects on memorable 1982 season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When the Columbia High School football team played in the state playoffs for the first time ever, nobody gave them a chance. The Cougars had struggled for many years, but here they were in the playoffs, against a Montclair High School team that was steeped in tradition and playoff success. Though […]

Glen Ridge HS football team celebrates banner season; players earn SFC divisional honors

Glen Ridge HS football team celebrates banner season; players earn SFC divisional honors

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge High School football team, under first-year head coach Manj Singh, finished the season with a flourish. The Ridgers won their final three games. They capped the season by winning the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Group 1 regional invitational tournament championship with a 36-13 win […]

Nutley HS soccer players earn SEC honors

Nutley HS soccer players earn SEC honors

NUTLEY, NJ — Several Nutley High School girls soccer team players, under head coach Mike DiPiano, earned all–Super Essex Conference–American Division honors, as selected by the conference coaches. Brooke Yero and Ellie DeSantis made the second team, and Emma Chimento and Taylor Hughes received honorable mention. Though Nutley finished with a 3-15 record this fall, […]

Belleville HS soccer players earn SEC honors

Belleville HS soccer players earn SEC honors

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville High School boys soccer team, under head coach Gary Polewka, enjoyed a stellar season. The Buccaneers finished with an 11-4-3 record, including a second-place finish in the Super Essex Conference–Colonial Division with a 7-1 record. Barringer finished first among the nine teams with an 8-0 divisional record and 14-4 overall. […]

Bloomfield HS football team boasts several SFC divisional honorees

Bloomfield HS football team boasts several SFC divisional honorees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School team enjoyed its best season in several years. The Bengals, under head coach Mike Carter, finished with a 5-5 record, their best season since 2017, when they went 6-5. This season’s Bengals team featured several players, listed below, who earned all–Super Football Conference–Liberty Blue Division honors, as voted […]

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