Bob Lester reflects on storied high school boys’ basketball coaching career

Former East Orange HS boys’ basketball mentor led Panthers to great success in 1970s

Bob Lester reflects on storied high school boys’ basketball coaching career

EAST ORANGE, NJ – In the rich history of basketball in Essex County, there have been a number of superb coaches in the high school ranks, both on the boys’ and girls’ sides. Among male coaches, people like George Cella of Bloomfield, “Finn” Tracey and Bob Farrell of Seton Hall Prep, and Greg Tynes of […]

Columbia HS girls’ tennis team nets successful season

Columbia HS girls’ tennis team nets successful season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – At Columbia High School, one of the sports with a great tradition is tennis. Cougar net fans still talk about the achievements of such talented players as Dick Savitt and Dan Nahirny on the boys’ side, and Marjorie Gantman on the girls’ side. This fall, the girls’ team, coached by Dave Erdos, […]

Seton Hall Prep soccer team poised to have another stellar season

Seton Hall Prep soccer team poised to have another stellar season

WEST ORANGE, NJ – At Seton Hall Prep, the bar is set very high each year in sports like basketball and baseball. Under the direction of Finn Tracey, Bob Farrell and Kevin Williams in hoops, and Mike Sheppard Jr. on the diamond, the Pirates have been perennial state powers. In the 21st century, another sport […]

Seton Hall Prep has glorious history since moving to West Orange

Seton Hall Prep has glorious history since moving to West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – When Seton Hall Prep was located in South Orange, the parochial school was known for producing great teams in sports like football and basketball. Tony Verducci’s grid squads of the late 1970s still rank among the best in state history. Players like linebacker Chet Parlavecchio and back John Merklinger were legendary. […]

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