Irvington HS boys’ basketball team concludes season

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School boys’ varsity basketball team, under head coach Elias Brantley, concluded its season with a tough 51-50 home loss to Union on Feb. 26 in the finale. Senior guard Othniel Nyameke scored 18 points; senior guard Ijah Jones had nine points; senior forward Jakylin Shuford had eight; senior guard Talik […]

Blair Watson’s 48 points lead defending champion Nutley HS girls’ basketball team in first round of state tournament

NUTLEY – The Nutley High School girls’ varsity basketball team began its defense of the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 tournament title with a 73-67 first-round win over Cranford, the newly-crowned Union County Tournament champion, Monday, Feb. 29 at Cranford. Senior guard and McDonald’s All-American Blair Watson put on another incredible show, scoring […]

St. Joseph hoop season winds down with fine play

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – On Feb. 13 and 14, the St. Joseph’s Pee Wee Girls Celtics split their final two basketball games of the regular season, winning at home against St. Helen’s by a score of 20-8 and losing to a different St. Helen’s squad 12-8. In the two games, the Celtics played stifling interior defense […]

Seton Hall Prep basketball team wins second straight Essex County Tournament title

Pirates down East Side in the final for 17th ECT crown

Seton Hall Prep basketball team wins second straight Essex County Tournament title

WEST ORANGE – The top-seeded Seton Hall Prep varsity basketball team showed much resolve in the second half in defeating second-seeded Newark East Side, 50-44, to win the 70th Essex County Tournament championship for the second consecutive season on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Essex County College in Newark. Senior guard and University of Notre Dame-bound […]

Seton Hall Prep ice hockey team concludes season

SETON HALL PREP –The Seton Hall Prep varsity ice hockey team completed the 2015-16 season with a 5-14-4 record in Mike Atkinson’s first year at the head coaching helm of the Pirates. On Monday, the 14th-seeded Pirates hosted 19th-seeded St. Rose/Donovan Catholic and defeated them 4-1 in the first round of the New Jersey State […]

Belleville HS wrestlers end seasons at Region Tournament

BELLEVILLE – Belleville High School’s Brad Murillo, Joseph Buonanno and Joseph Nguyen each lost in the preliminary round of the Region 4 Tournament on Feb. 24 at West Orange High School to end their seasons. Murillo, a junior, lost to Cedar Grove’s John Schultz by an 8-6 decision in the 132-pound class to finish with […]

Orange HS wrestler Ezechiel Conserve has good showing at Region 4

ORANGE – Orange High School wrestler Ezechiel Conserve enjoyed a good showing at the Region 4 Tournament at West Orange High School. Conserve, a junior, finished in fifth/sixth place in the 285-pound weight class. After receiving a preliminary round bye on Feb. 24, Conserve lost to Paterson Kennedy’s Will Lyde, 6-4, in the quarterfinals on […]