Bloomfield Jr. Bengals football getting ready for the season

Bloomfield Jr. Bengals football getting ready for the season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Jr. Bengals football and cheerleading program is getting ready for the season. The program, for children in kindergarten through eight grade, is divided into several teams, by age. They are the A squad for eighth grade, the B squad for seventh grade, the C squad for sixth grade, the D […]

East Orange and Irvington natives are on NFL teams

East Orange and Irvington natives are on NFL teams

EAST ORANGE/IRVINGTON, NJ — NFL teams began their training camps recently, and there are a few notable Irvington and East Orange natives who are on NFL teams. Irvington High School alumnus Raheem Morris is in his second year as the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams. It was a great debut season for Morris […]

East Orange players are on Rutgers University football roster

East Orange players are on Rutgers University football roster

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Rutgers University football team features a few East Orange players on its roster. Sophomore running back Al-Shadee Salaam, sophomore wide receiver Nasir Montgomery and incoming freshman quarterback Raeden Oliver are East Orange Campus High School graduates. Oliver has joined the team as a walk-on member. He was named the North […]

KIPP Life Academy track team receives grant from New Jersey Children’s Foundation to participate in USATF National Junior Olympics

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Children’s Foundation recently announced that it would provide a $10,000 grant to KIPP Life Academy, ensuring its track-and-field team will be able to participate at the USATF National Junior Olympics. The team is coached by Rilwan Adeniran and will now have the needed funds to travel to the event, […]

West Orange MTL accepts registration for soccer, softball and hockey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Registration is now open for Mountain Top League soccer, softball and hockey at www.mountaintopleague.com. The Mountain Top League is an all-volunteer organization which serves the children of West Orange since it was founded in 1959. It remains the largest youth organization in West Orange.  

Nutley baseball standout Devin Ortiz signs with the San Diego Padres

Nutley baseball standout Devin Ortiz signs with the San Diego Padres

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley baseball standout Devin Ortiz signed a free agent deal with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, July 26. After signing the deal, Ortiz reported to the Padres minor league training facility in Peoria, Arizona. Ortiz, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound infielder/pitcher, completed his career at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He started […]

West Orange HS football team’s Saboor Karriem and Gensley Auguste ranked among state’s best seniors

West Orange HS football team’s Saboor Karriem and Gensley Auguste ranked among state’s best seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School football players Saboor Karriem and Gensley Auguste are ranked among the best overall rising seniors in the state by Rivals.com. Karriem, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound cornerback, is ranked No. 14 overall, and Auguste, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound defensive tackle, is ranked No. 25 overall. Karriem has more than 20 […]

Rich Porfido named new Columbia HS athletics supervisor

Rich Porfido named new Columbia HS athletics supervisor

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Rich Porfido is excited to be the new supervisor of athletics and activities at Columbia High School. He took over the position a few weeks ago. Porfido is quite familiar with the rich tradition of CHS athletics, as he has served as athletic director at two other Essex County high schools. […]

Orange Bengals football gets ready for season

Orange Bengals football gets ready for season

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Bengals Pop Warner Football and Cheer program is getting ready for the upcoming season. The players, ages 5 to 13, have been participating in voluntary workouts at Monte Irvin Orange Park for the past few months, according to Orange Bengals President Warren Clements. The program has four teams: flag, 9U, […]

GRHS football coaching staff mentors Glen Ridge Red Dogs at camp

Ridgers will play at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 27

GRHS football coaching staff mentors Glen Ridge Red Dogs at camp

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In the last few weeks, Glen Ridge High School first-year head football coach Manj Singh has hit the ground running. Singh directed workout sessions at the high school, getting the Ridgers in shape physically while they were learning some of the aspects of his system. But Singh understands that the Glen […]