Nutley HS wrestler Darwin Pena goes 4-0 in wrestleback rounds at state tournament in Atlantic City; needs one win to get shot at bronze medal

NUTLEY – Nutley High School senior Darwin Pena has put himself in position to earn a bronze medal in the state wrestling tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Pena, the No. 6 seed in the bottom of the bracket of the 152-pound class, bounced back from losing in the pre-quarterfinals on Friday, March 4, […]

East Orange Campus HS girls’ basketball team advances to sectional tourney semifinals

EAST ORANGE – The second-seeded East Orange Campus High School girls’ varsity basketball team defeated 15th-seeded Ridge and 10th-seeded Westfield to advance to the semifinals of the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 tournament semifinals. Senior guard Marvellous Osagie-Erese had 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the 46-36 home win over Ridge […]

Bloomfield HS quarterback Eli Simmons accepts scholarship to play football at Lackawanna Community College

BLOOMFIELD – Bloomfield High School senior Eli Simmons has accepted a football scholarship to Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pa. Simmons  was a captain and a two-year starter at quarterback for the BHS Bengals. He had an outstanding senior year and was named first team All-Super Essex Conference. He also was voted Most Valuable Player […]

Nutley HS girls’ basketball team falls to West Morris in sectional tourney quarterfinals; All-American Blair Watson completes magnificent career

NUTLEY – The Nutley High School girls’ varsity basketball team’s quest to defend its state North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 tournament championship came up short as the 11th-seeded Lady Raiders fell to third-seeded West Morris, 50-43, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 2. The loss marked the end of Blair Watson’s magnificent career. Watson, […]

West Orange HS boys’ basketball team falls to Mount Olive in state tourney opener to end 19-4 banner season

WEST ORANGE – The West Orange High School boys’ varsity basketball team enjoyed a terrific season. The Mountaineers, seeded third, lost to 14th-seeded Mount Olive, 66-61, in the first round of the state North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 tournament on March 1. WOHS, under head coach Greg Tynes, finished the season with a stellar […]

Columbia HS girls’ basketball team stuns top-seeded Bayonne in state tournament first round

MAPLEWOOD – The 16th-seeded Columbia High School girls’ varsity basketball team stunned top-seeded Bayonne, 50-41, in overtime in the first round of the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 tournament on Tuesday, March 1, at Bayonne. The Cougars trailed 19-17 at halftime and 32-25 at the end of the third quarter, but outscored Bayonne, […]