Irvington’s Kareem Walker chooses University of Michigan football

IRVINGTON – The Michigan-Ohio State football rivalry just got a bit more intense. That’s because Irvington resident Kareem Walker, a senior running back at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, has decided to sign a National Letter of Intent with the University of Michigan, a month after he reneged on his months-long commitment to Ohio […]

Irvington’s Dwayne Beckford leads Marian University (Ind.) football team to NAIA national championship victory; named Defensive Player of the Game for third straight time in playoffs

IRVINGTON – Irvington native Dwayne Beckford proved to be a dominant defensive player in his first season playing for the Marian University football team in Indianapolis, Ind. In fact, Beckford is a big reason why Marian is the 2015 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national champions. Beckford a 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior linebacker, posted six […]

Irvington HS girls’ basketball team hopes to improve this season with five returning players leading the way

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School girls’ varsity basketball team returns five players from a team looking to surpass last year’s five-win total. Those returnees will be the starters for head coach Rashawnah French’s team. French highlighted the players’ strengths. Jakiyah Martin, a senior point guard, brings speed and good defense. Jasmine Williams, a senior […]

Irvington HS boys’ basketball team vows to play hard this season

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School boys’ varsity basketball team features a senior-dominated group this season. In fact, the Blue Knights will mainly go with seven seniors and one freshman in the rotation. But most of those seniors will have new roles this season. Nevertheless, second-year head coach Elias Brantley knows his team will come […]

Irvington HS winter teams’ schedules

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School winter varsity teams will begin their seasons this weekend. The boys’ basketball team will host Orange and the girls’ basketball team will visit Livingston, both Friday, Dec. 18. The wrestling team will host its annual Christmas Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 19. The boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams will […]

UPDATE: Irvington HS indoor track and field seeks return to prominence this season

IRVINGTON – Return to prominence! That is the theme for this year’s Irvington High School indoor track and field program. Under head coach Marvin Hawkins, both the boys’ and girls’ teams feature talented athletes who Hawkins said will bring the Blue Knights back to the dominant years of 2004-2013 which featured many championships. The Blue […]

Irvington football players gain All-Area honors

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School varsity football team had a bit of roller coaster season, losing its first five games, then winning the next three before losing the final two to go 3-7. But without a doubt, the Blue Knights featured several standouts. The following IHS players have earned Worrall Media All-Area honors: junior […]

Fourth-grader Jamir Brown takes fifth at AAU Cross-Country National Championships in Alabama

Fourth-grader Jamir Brown takes fifth at AAU Cross-Country National Championships in Alabama

IRVINGTON – On Saturday, Dec. 5, Florence Avenue School fourth-grader Jamir Brown of the Irvington-based Jersey Heat Track Club finished fifth in the nation in the 9-year-old boys division at the 2015 AAU Cross-Country National Championships contested in Danville (Decatur area), Ala. Jamir ran a personal-best 11:34.88 in the 3K (1.86 mile) race. This was […]

Irvington cross-country runners earn honors

IRVINGTON – The following Irvington High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country runners earned All-Super Essex Conference honors: Boys SEC-Colonial Division First team: sophomore Nehimie Estil Second team: senior Monfort Celestin, senior Elijah Shannon, and sopohomore Michael Veltz Honorable Mention: senior Brandon Moreno Girls SEC-Liberty Division Honorable mention: seniors Destiny Mack and Mahogany Bass. Estil also […]