NJSIAA provides summer workout guidelines

NJSIAA provides summer workout guidelines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association marked the initial step toward a fall season return to high school sports with the release of initial guidelines for summer workouts, formally known as the “summer recess period,” according to a June 19 press release from the NJSIAA. “The governor’s announcement today regarding youth […]

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 2019-20 school year, the 27th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards initiative of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has provided a certificate of recognition to 354 high school student-athletes. Under this ongoing program, each NJSIAA member school — nearly every high school in the state — has the opportunity to […]

NJSIAA creates COVID-19 task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has established the COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force, a group of athletic directors from across the state who will consider a wide range of sports-specific proposals and recommendations with a focus on implementing, executing and enforcing potential modifications, according to a May 28 statement […]

Glen Ridge lacrosse players commit

Glen Ridge lacrosse players commit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It has been heartbreaking for the high school seniors not to finish out their final season and the Glen Ridge girls lacrosse team was the preseason pick for Essex County Champ and predicted to be top contender for Group 1 State championship. The boys were predicted to have an excellent season […]

Schools to remain closed through school year, sports canceled

Schools to remain closed through school year, sports canceled

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced May 4 that New Jersey school buildings will remain closed through the rest of the school year. This announcement has also served as the final death knell for the spring 2020 sports season, which the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association had been hoping to resurrect at […]

Nutley Athlete of the Month: Owen Lockwood, fencing

Nutley Athlete of the Month: Owen Lockwood, fencing

NUTLEY, NJ — Owen Lockwood, a senior at Nutley High School, has been fencing for five years. He fences for four hours each day at Fencers Club in New York City and Top Fencing Club in Northvale. He has competed in multiple national tournaments. Lockwood has been named a high school All-American four times, took […]

Nutley Athlete of the Month: Abby Scheidel, basketball

Nutley Athlete of the Month: Abby Scheidel, basketball

NUTLEY, NJ — Abby Scheidel, a senior at Nutley High School, has been a member of the school’s basketball team since freshman year. So far, during her first three years of high school, Scheidel made All Conference. She finished her high school career with 241 three-pointers, which is second all-time for girls in the school’s […]

NJSIAA hopes to have spring season suspended by COVID-19 pandemic

NJSIAA hopes to have spring season suspended by COVID-19 pandemic

On April 1, the day that most of the sports for the spring high school season were supposed to begin, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association indicated that it is still hoping the season will take place. The NJSIAA suspended the spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to published reports, NJSIAA Assistant […]

Bloomfield HS wrestling team enjoys great season

Bloomfield HS wrestling team enjoys great season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School wrestling team enjoyed a great season this winter. The Bengals, under head coach Ryan Smircich, finished with a stellar 25-6 record, including advancing to the semifinals of the North Jersey Section 1, Group 5 state tournament. In addition, the team defeated Kearny, Clifton, West Orange Nutley for the […]

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