Columbia HS boys’ tennis team seeks another banner season

  The Columbia High School boys’ varsity tennis team lost seven players to graduation from last year’s conference championship-winning squad, including five starters. But with a deep roster that features promising, hard-working players, the Cougars are looking to have another successful season. Guided by head coach Bob Lieberman, CHS finished 18-6 overall, including winning the […]

Columbia HS softball team looks to build off fine season

Columbia HS softball team looks to build off fine season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Columbia High School varsity softball team, under second-year head coach Cliff Smith, hopes to have another successful season behind a good returning nucleus. The Lady Cougars, who had a solid 17-8 record last season, are led by such returning players as sophomore Maya Goldner, who  moves from second base last year […]

Mario Cuniglio named new Belleville HS head football coach

Mario Cuniglio named new Belleville HS head football coach

BELLEVILLE – As the offensive/defensive line assistant coach for the Belleville High School varsity football team for the past two seasons, Mario Cuniglio has seen how hard the Bucs have worked. Though the results on field didn’t show it, the Bucs’ diligence never waned, especially now in the offseason, with Cuniglio recently promoted as the […]

Ice hockey finding its niche in Maplewood and South Orange communities

Middle school team formed; parents also pushing to create program for Columbia High students

Ice hockey finding its niche in Maplewood and South Orange communities

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – As a certified USA Hockey coach in the Union Thunder Youth program based out of the Union Sports Arena, Eric G0non constantly listens to players from South Orange and Maplewood who are 12- and 13-years-old  discuss what private high schools they wish to attend in a few years because they want to […]

Golda Och Academy boys’ basketball players earn honors

WEST ORANGE – Golda Och Academy seniors Noah Susskind, Matt Blum and Harrison Slobodien earned boys’ basketball All-Super Essex Conference-Freedom Division honors. Susskind made first team; Blum made second team; and Slobodien made honorable mention. Susskind also made second team and Blum made honorable mention on the Worrall Media All-Area. Golda Och finished 9-10.

Belleville HS boys’ basketball players earn honors

BELLEVILLE – Belleville High School boys’ basketball players Mohammed Yousef, Andre Velez and Alcides DosReis have earned All-Super Essex Conference-Freedom Division honors. Yousef and Velez made the second team and DosReis made honorable mention. Yousef and Velez also made Worrall Media All-Area honorable mention.

Bloomfield HS spring teams get ready for season openers

BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield High School varsity spring teams are getting ready for their seasons, which begin this Friday, April 1. The baseball team will host Caldwell in the season opener at Bloomfield Middle School. BHS then will visit Nutley on Saturday, April 2, at 3 p.m. The Bengals finished with a 17-11 record last […]

Nutley HS boys’ basketball players earn honors

NUTLEY – Nutley High School’s Geoff Bevere, Matt Schettino and Marty Higgins earned boys’ basketball All-Super Essex Conference-Freedom Division honors. Bevere, a senior, made the first team; Schettino, a sophomore, made the second team; and Higgins, a freshman, made honorable mention. In addition, Bevere and Schettino made Worrall Media All-Area second team. The Raiders finished […]