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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 pandemic suspends HS spring seasons

When will the high school spring teams resume activities? Will there even be a spring season? Those are the questions on the minds of many athletic directors, coaches, student-athletes, parents and fans. Right now, there are no answers. High school spring sports teams were getting ready for their seasons. The boys and girls lacrosse seasons […]

UPDATED: Belleville HS boys basketball team enjoying a stellar season under head coach and Bucs Hall-of-Famer Jim Catalano

UPDATED: Belleville HS boys basketball team enjoying a stellar season under head coach and Bucs Hall-of-Famer Jim Catalano

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Jim Catalano was a great basketball player at Belleville High School. In his junior season, the Bucs won about 15 games, which is pretty impressive considering the program’s  struggling history. Catalano, a 1967 BHS graduate, is a member of the Belleville Hall of Fame. Now in his second full season as the […]

UPDATED: Belleville HS wrestler David Guerra advances to NJSIAA tournament in Atlantic City

Senior takes fourth place at 145-pound class at Region 3

UPDATED: Belleville HS wrestler David Guerra advances to NJSIAA tournament in Atlantic City

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Belleville High School wrestler David Guerra punched his ticket to Atlantic City. Guerra, a senior, finished in fourth place in the 145-pound weight class at the Region 3 tournament at West Orange High School on Feb. 26, 28-29. As a result, he earned a berth in the New Jersey State Interscholastic […]

Belleville HS girls wrestler Alisa Safforld takes third place at North Region tournament; advances to state tournament in Atlantic City

UNION, NJ — Belleville High School junior Alisa Safforld took third place in the 100-pound weight class at the North Region girls wrestling tournament at Union HS on Feb. 23. After receiving a first-round bye, Safforld pinned Darlyn Silverio of New Brunswick in 2:41 in the second round before losing to Isabella Santos of Elizabeth […]

UPDATED: Belleville HS boys basketball team stuns Bloomfield in the ECT

Bucs, seeded No. 21, win 11th straight game; advances to the round of 16

UPDATED: Belleville HS boys basketball team stuns Bloomfield in the ECT

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Ethan Laquindanum hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the 21st-seeded Belleville High School boys basketball team to a 52-51 upset win over 12th-seeded Bloomfield in the preliminary third round of the Essex County Tournament on Feb. 6 at a. Laquindanum, a sophomore who finished with 11 points, took an inbounds […]

Belleville HS wrestler Hakim Fennell wins ECT title

Belleville HS wrestler Hakim Fennell wins ECT title

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hakim Fennell, a senior, won the 170-pound weight class to lead the Belleville High School wrestling team at the 45th Essex County Tournament at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange Jan. 16-17. Fennell, the No. 4 seed, won by a 5-4 decision over Livingston’s Stratos Kantanas, the No. 2 seed, […]

PHOTOS: Bloomfield HS wrestling team defeats Belleville

PHOTOS: Bloomfield HS wrestling team defeats Belleville

  BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School wrestling team improved to 8-1 with a 45-26 win over Belleville on Jan. 14. Results: 106 pound: Justin Martinez (Bloomfield) won by forfeit. 113 pound: Juan Millan (Bloomfield) p. Malvin Gavarrete, 5:33 120 pound: Gerald VanBaelen (Bloomfield) p. Lawrence Mendoza, 3:13 126 pound: Joshua Dabon (Belleville) d. […]

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