UPDATE: East Orange Campus HS girls’ basketball team defeats Caldwell to reach Essex County Tournament quarterfinals

Correction: The date of the quarterfinal game is Feb. 20. EAST ORANGE – Senior guard Marvellous Osagie-Erese had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals and freshman Lakel Willis had 16 points, four rebounds and six steals to lead the top-seeded and defending champion East Orange Campus High School girls’ varsity basketball team […]

Columbia HS girls’ basketball team falls in Essex County Tournament

MAPLEWOOD – The 12th-seeded Columbia High School girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Verona before losing to Nutley in the Essex County Tournament. Senior Dominique Rayam scored 23 points and senior Shadekay Haughton had 10 points in the 43-35 win over 21st-seeded Verona in the second preliminary round on Feb. 11 at South Orange Middle School. […]

Nutley HS girls’ basketball team crushes Columbia to advance to Essex County Tournament quarterfinals

NUTLEY – Senior All-American guard Blair Watson had 19 points, 15 rebounds, 10 blocks, five assists and three steals to power the fifth-seeded Nutley High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 53-15 win over 12th-seeded Columbia in the first round of the Essex County Tournament on Feb. 13 at NHS. Freshman guard Rebecca Granata […]

UPDATE: West Orange HS wrestling team defeats Seton Hall Prep

WEST ORANGE – The West Orange High School varsity wrestling team defeated neighbor Seton Hall Prep, 42-36, Friday, Feb. 12 at WOHS. Each team won seven bouts. WOHS had four pins and was awarded three forfeits. SHP had four pins, two major decision wins and one technical fall win. Colin Morgan pinned Joseph Pratola in […]

Nutley HS football standout Craig Merkle signs with Wagner College

NUTLEY – Nutley High School senior Craig Merkle has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. on an athletic scholarship. Merkle will play linebacker at Wagner. The 6-foot, 215-pound Merkle became the school’s all-time leader rusher with 3,278 yards on 394 attempts for an […]

Belleville HS girls’ basketball team defeats Newark Central

BELLEVILLE – Jehann Dabon scored 12 points and Emani Hill had 10 to lead the Belleville High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 35-31 win over Newark Central on Feb. 11 at home. Gianna Benacquista had eight points; Sydney Gomez had three and Yanyckza Flores added two for the Lady Buccaneers, who improved to […]

UPDATE: Bloomfield HS boys’ basketball team falls to North 13th Street Tech in ECT

UPDATE: Bloomfield HS boys’ basketball team falls to North 13th Street Tech in ECT

BLOOMFIELD – The 14th-seeded Bloomfield High School varsity basketball team lost to 19th-seeded North 13th Street Tech in the third preliminary round of the Essex County Tournament on Feb. 11 at BHS. Myles Toppin, a junior,  scored 16 points; junior Al-Samad Henderson and senior Brandon Abplanalp each had eight points; and junior Najeem Wilson had […]

Nutley HS wrestling team falls to Governor Livingston in state sectional semifinals

Nutley HS wrestling team falls to Governor Livingston in state sectional semifinals

NUTLEY – The top-seeded Nutley High School varsity wrestling team lost to fourth-seeded Governor Livingston, 45-25, in the semifinals of the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 tournament on Feb. 10. The Raiders moved to a 14-6 record. Results 182-pound weight class: Turner Haddad, Governor Livingston, pinned Saul Abreu, Nutey, 0:12. 195: Christopher Bottone, […]

Our Lady of Sorrows School and St Joseph’s CYO to host International Friendly Basketball Games

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – Two high school basketball teams from Malahide Basketball Club in Dublin, Ireland will be in the South Orange-Maplewood area this weekend. The two teams, made up of boys and girls, will play a total of nine games over four days, four of which will be held locally. On Friday, February 12, Our Lady of […]