Maplewood’s Morris is 2nd-team choice on All-County Squad

Maplewood’s Morris is 2nd-team choice on All-County Squad

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Clay Morris, of Maplewood, a senior at Montclair Kimberley Academy, recently completed an outstanding season for the 4-3 MKA Cougars as one of the top receivers in the area while earning second team All-Essex honors from the county’s coaches. Morris, a wide or slot receiver and outside linebacker, impressed on the private […]

For first time in 50 years, Columbia High’s Thanksgiving alumni game didn’t happen

For first time in 50 years, Columbia High’s Thanksgiving alumni game didn’t happen

By Jesse Weisz and Charlie Eisenhood / Correspondents MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many Thanksgiving traditions, from parades to family reunions. In Maplewood, one such tradition was also interrupted. For the past 50 years, every Thanksgiving evening, high schoolers have battled grown adults in a dimly lit parking lot to […]

Local harriers help lead MKA to SEC-Liberty title

Local harriers help lead MKA to SEC-Liberty title

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Essex County area residents helped lead the Montclair Kimberley Academy boys cross country team to the Super Essex Conference–Liberty Division championship and a third place finish in the NJSIAA North B state sectional race to highlight the modified 2020 fall season. Junior Nate Zuckerberg, of Maplewood; sophomore Freddy Bishop, of Bloomfield; and […]

Cougars fall hard to loaded Roughriders

Cougars fall hard to loaded Roughriders

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When speaking to Columbia head football coach Gary Mobley, you can’t help but feel drawn in by the excitement that he’s bringing to his South Orange–Maplewood school. Columbia was right to bring their swagger to Untermann Field in Newark’s South Ward on Saturday, Oct. 31. It was the first […]

NJSIAA announces postseason football plans

NJSIAA announces postseason football plans

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, in coordination with officers of its Football Leagues and Conferences Committee, has announced plans for the 2020 football postseason. To be known as “Football Post-Season Groupings,” these playoff games will be played during weeks seven and eight of the season. Participation in Football Post-Season Groupings will […]

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 […]

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