Ashley ‘Smoke’ Pierre named new Irvington HS football head coach

Ashley ‘Smoke’ Pierre named new Irvington HS football head coach

IRVINGTON – Ashley “Smoke” Pierre has fond memories of playing youth football for the Golden Knights in Irvington. Pierre developed into a Division 1 collegiate player before becoming a football coach at several area high schools. After joining the Irvington High School football coaching staff as the defensive coordinator this past season last fall, Pierre […]

Cougar Soccer Club to hold tryouts and seeks teams for 35th annual Memorial Day Invitational

Cougar Soccer Club to hold tryouts and seeks teams for 35th annual Memorial Day Invitational

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Cougar Soccer Club of Maplewood and South Orange will hold tryouts, April 25-28. For more information, visit cougarsoccer.com. In addition, the 35th annual Cougar Soccer Club Memorial Day Invitational will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, in Maplewood and South Orange. Here is the schedule: Saturday, May 28 U8-U9 Girls […]

UPDATE: Irvington HS baseball team has 2-1 start to season

UPDATE: Irvington HS baseball team has 2-1 start to season

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School varsity baseball team won two of the first three games of the season. The Blue Knights defeated East Orange Campus, 9-0, April 1. IHS lost to Newark Tech, 14-0, April 6, at Chancellor Avenue field. The Blue Knights defeated University, 16-14, April 11, in Newark.  

Former New York Mets pitcher and current broadcaster Ron Darling to sign copies of new book, ‘Game 7, 1986’, at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on April 21

UPPER MONTCLAIR – Ron Darling, the Mets’ former All-Star pitcher and currently an award-winning TV analyst, will discuss and sign copies of his new book “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life,” at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on April 21 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at The […]

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center displays new exhibit, ‘Champions in Bronze’

UPPER MONTCLAIR – The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is pleased to announce the opening of  “Champions in Bronze”  – an exhibit of iconic sports sculptures by Marc Mellon, one of America’s foremost figurative sculptors. Known for his portrait busts, commemorative statues and other works in bronze, Mellon’s works are highly recognizable throughout the […]

Essex County HS basketball legends to be honored at dinner on April 28

A dinner honoring the all-time Essex County boys’ and girls’ basketball players who starred during the Essex County Tournament era will be held April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Steakhouse in Nutley. The ECT for boys began in 1947 and for girls in 1975. The cost is $25 per person. Tickets can be […]

UPDATE: Track and field action returns to Irvington HS

Blue Knights win opener in first home meet in 15 years; also excel at Kearny Relays

UPDATE: Track and field action returns to Irvington HS

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School track and field program hosted its meet since 2001 on Friday, April 1, in the season opener. The boys’ team defeated North 13th Street Tech, 79-16. The following are IHS boys’ first-place winners: 400-meter intermediate hurdles: Da’John Graves, 65. 100-meter run: Peter Dummerand, 11.1. 1,600-meters: Jefferson Sainval, 5:35. 400-meters: […]

Irvington HS softball team boasts experience; seeks successful season

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School varsity softball team returns a strong group from last year’s team and hopes to have a successful season. The Lady Blue Knights, despite losing sisters Linda and Leana Thomas to graduation, return the following players: Seniors: Aisha Springer, outfielder; Ashley Foreman, outfielder; Janecee Forde, first baseman; and Jada Forde, […]

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