Bloomfield HS football team falls to Union City in playoff semifinals

Bloomfield HS football team falls to Union City in playoff semifinals

Photos by Jerry Simon: Bloomfield (white uniforms) vs. Union City in North 1, Group 5 playoff semifinals, Friday, Nov. 17. UNION CITY – The Bloomfield High School varsity football team’s inspiring playoff run came to an end. The seventh-seeded Bengals lost at third-seeded Union City, 35-0, in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA North Jersey […]

Irvington HS football team falls to Phillipsburg, 21-20, in playoff semifinals to finish 8-3 season

PHILLIPSBURG – The Irvington High School varsity football team’s drive for a state championship ended in heartbreaking fashion The fourth-seeded Blue Knights attempted a go-ahead two-point conversion late in the game, but came up short, as they lost at top-seeded and undefeated Phillipsburg, 21-20, Friday night, Nov. 17, in Phillipsburg. Second-year head coach “Smoke” Pierre’s […]

Belleville’s Max Correa and Marlon Rodriguez lead unbeaten Drew University soccer team to NCAA Sweet 16

BELLEVILLE, NJ (updated Thursday Nov. 16, 3:49 p.m.) – Max Correa and Marlon Rodriguez, both Belleville High School graduates, have helped lead the unbeaten Drew University men’s soccer team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Correa and Rodriguez are juniors. Both played for former Belleville High head coach Lenny Marino. They […]

Irvington HS football team seeks first-ever road playoff victory

Irvington HS football team seeks first-ever road playoff victory

IRVINGTON, NJ – The fourth-seeded Irvington High School varsity football team will visit No. 1-seeded Phillispburg in the semifinals of the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 state playoffs on Friday night, Nov. 17. The Blue Knights are seeking their first-ever road playoff win. The Blue Knights, under second-year head coach and Irvington native […]

Glen Ridge HS girls’ soccer team defeats Mountain Lakes, 1-0, in double overtime to advance to third straight Group 1 state final

Tara Feenaghty scores game-winning goal; Ridgers to meet Shore for third straight time

Glen Ridge HS girls’ soccer team defeats Mountain Lakes, 1-0, in double overtime to advance to third straight Group 1 state final

By JR Parachini Sports editor OAKLAND, NJ – Glen Ridge sophomore Tara Feenaghty added to her already building legacy by slowing the game down and then finishing it. Almost two full minutes into the second overtime, Feenaghty placed the ball on the 35. There she was all alone and about to send a direct free […]

Columbia HS boys’ soccer team kicks up successful season

Columbia HS boys’ soccer team kicks up successful season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity boys’ soccer team enjoyed a successful 10-7-1 season. It marked the Cougars’ best season in head coach Josh Russotto’s four-year tenure and the first 10-win season since 2012. Columbia posted eight victories against Essex County opponents, defeating Super Essex Conference-American Division rivals Millburn, East Side and West […]

Irvington HS football team rallies past Linden to advance to semifinals of state playoffs

Irvington HS football team rallies past Linden to advance to semifinals of state playoffs

Photos by Steve Ellmore. Irvington (blue uniforms) vs. Linden, state playoffs, Nov 10. IRVINGTON, NJ (updated Monday Nov. 13, 9:59 a.m.) – The Irvington High School varsity football team kept alive its mission to win its first-ever state playoff championship with a stunning fourth-quarter rally. After being held scoreless for three quarters, the fourth-seeded Blue […]

Belleville HS boys’ soccer team enjoys banner campaign

First-year head coach Gary Powelka proud of Bucs' stellar campaign

Belleville HS boys’ soccer team enjoys banner campaign

BELLEVILLE, NJ (updated Sunday Nov. 12, 2:49 p.m.) – The Belleville High School varsity boys’ soccer team enjoyed a memorable season. The Buccaneers, guided by first-year head coach Gary Polewka, won the Super Essex Conference-Colonial Division championship with a 7-1 division record. The Bucs finished with a 13-6-1 overall record. Polewka, indeed, was ecstatic for […]

Seton Hall Prep cross-country runner Dan Gizzo finishes second at Non-Public ‘A’ State Championships

Seton Hall Prep senior Dan Gizzo finished second overall at the NJSIAA Non-Public “A” Cross-Country State Championships held at Holmdel Park on Saturday, Nov. 11. Gizzo was clocked in 16:12. The field consisted of 150 runners. Brian Hill of Christian Brothers Academy won the race in 16;05. As a team, Seton Hall Prep finished eighth […]

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