East Orange’s Shakur Taylor featured on Monday Night Football

East Orange’s Shakur Taylor featured on Monday Night Football

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In partnership with ESPN, the NFL is highlighting one youth football player weekly as part of its “Next Generations” series this season. “Next Generations,” a spinoff of “NFL 100 Generations,” will celebrate the NFL’s present and future by pairing a youth football player with one of the league’s current stars. Together, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Orange HS football coach Randy Daniel named Distinguished Coach of the Year

T'naj Brown-Benjamin of Orange HS and Quadir Scott of East Orange Campus HS honored at Horn Scholar Athlete ceremony

Orange HS football coach Randy Daniel named Distinguished Coach of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 55th annual W. Donald Horn Scholar Athlete Awards Program sponsored by the Essex County Chapter of the National Football Foundation was held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on March 9. Orange High School head coach Randy Daniel was named the Distinguished Coach of the Year, while OHS senior T’naj […]

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 […]

East Orange Campus HS girls hoops team enjoys another great season

Jaguars post fine run in states; finish with stellar 21-6 mark

East Orange Campus HS girls hoops team enjoys another great season

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Campus High School girls basketball team, under longtime head coach Derrick Johnson, enjoyed another great season. The Jaguars finished with a stellar 21-6 record. EOCHS, seeded No. 3, had a good run in the North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 state tournament. Sophomore guard Triniti Haskins had 25 […]

East Orange Campus HS boys basketball team finishes banner 24-4 season

East Orange Campus HS boys basketball team finishes banner 24-4 season

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Campus High School boys basketball team enjoyed a terrific season. The Jaguars, under head coach Gabe Baltimore, finished with a 24-4 record, including winning the Super Essex Conference-Colonial Division championship with a 14-0 mark in the division. EOCHS, seeded No. 2, defeated Morristown before losing to Randolph in […]

Willoughby named ACC Scholar Athlete of Year

University of Virginia women’s basketball senior guard Jocelyn Willoughby, an East Orange native, has been named the recipient of the 2019-20 Kay Yow Award as the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Willoughby is the first player in program history to win the honor, which has been bestowed annually since 2008. Willoughby […]

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