In an effort to even the number of the teams and achieve parity, a proposal has been made to realign high school wrestling teams in the 32 districts and eight regions for state postseason individual competition. The proposal was presented to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association League and Conferences committee Aug. 11. Once […]
MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE (updated Tuesday August 16, 4:12 p.m.) – Dave Curtin, the former Columbia High School athletic director who helped revived the Cougars football program as head coach, died Wednesday afternoon, August 10, after a courageous battle with cancer. He recently turned 58. Curtin came to CHS in 2003 as the athletic director, succeeding longtime […]
Glen Ridge HS boys’ soccer team competes in Montclair State Summer League in preparation for season this fall
GLEN RIDGE – For the Glen Ridge High School boys’ soccer program, summer competition is all about getting the “cobwebs out,” as head coach Steve Reitberger likes to say. Indeed, the Ridgers again this summer participated in the Montclair State University Summer League, getting ready for the high school season in September. In the MSU […]
Columbia HS fencer goes 1-1 to finish in the top 16 in the women's individual sabre
Maplewood’s Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States Olympic Fencing Team made a good run in the women’s individual sabre competition on Monday, August 8, at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Muhammad, a Muslim-American, became the first member of the U.S. Olympic Team to wear a hijab at the Olympics. She won […]
BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Recreation Summer Sports Camps offered a variety of sports throughout the past several weeks for youngsters. Last week, wrestling and volleyball camps took place at Bloomfield High School, as the campers learned the fundamentals through drills.
Irvington’s Josh Evans returns ‘home’ again for NFL preseason game as Jaguars play Jets at MetLife Stadium, August 11
IRVINGTON (updated Tuesday August 9, 9:56 a.m.) – Jacksonville Jaguars safety Josh Evans will make another homecoming when his team plays the New York Jets in teams’ preseason scrimmage opener on August 11 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Evans, entering his fourth season, has played his entire career for […]
IRVINGTON (updated Tuesday August 9, 10:03 a.m.) – Kareem Walker is getting ready to begin his football career at the University of Michigan this fall. Walker, who turned 18 in May, was ranked as one of the nation’s top high school running backs last year. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Irvington native led DePaul Catholic in Wayne […]
BLOOMFIELD – Jon Aliaga has reason to feel optimistic. The new Bloomfield High School girls’ varsity soccer head coach has been impressed by his team’s work ethic and dedication during player meetings and workouts this summer. After serving as head coach at Lacordaire Academy in Montclair for the past few years, Aliaga, indeed, is thrilled […]
The Glen Ridge High School boys’ basketball team gained invaluable experience while participating in the highly-competitive Bloomfield High School Summer League. The league concluded play July 28. Photos: Ridgers defeated West Caldwell Tech, July 20.
MAPLEWOOD – Coming off another banner season this spring, the Columbia High School summer varsity baseball team gained more invaluable experience this summer. The Cougars, under CHS head baseball coach Joe Fischetti, once again competed in the challenging High School Development League. The team had a good mix of youth and experience, finishing with a […]