Columbia HS boys soccer team tops West Essex

Columbia HS boys soccer team tops West Essex

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Jaiden Wright scored a hat trick to lead the Columbia High School boys soccer team to a 5-4 win over West Essex on Sept. 28. Garrett Dyson had a goal and three assists, and Andersen Jiminez scored a goal. Holden Reeves and Jon Yourkoski each had one assist. Sumner Verdun made […]

Columbia HS hall-of-fame inductee Jessica Simmonds reflects on her stellar basketball career

CHS 2001 graduate credits her family and former CHS head coach Johanna Wright for her success

Columbia HS hall-of-fame inductee Jessica Simmonds reflects on her stellar basketball career

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 2000-01 Columbia High School girls basketball team, under legendary head coach Johanna Wright, was one of the best in school history. The team finished with a stellar 28-4 record, winning county, sectional and state championships before finishing as runner-up in the state Tournament of Champions. One of the top players […]

Columbia HS girls soccer team shows strong progress

Columbia HS girls soccer team shows strong progress

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Anya Terry scored two goals to lead the Columbia High School girls soccer team to a 4-2 win over Belleville on Sept. 29. Evie Campbell and Riley Rucker each had a goal. Josie Brophy made four saves and Julia Hartley made three saves for Columbia. CHS first-year head coach Sarah Cortes […]

Columbia HS girls volleyball team enjoys winning streak

Columbia HS girls volleyball team enjoys winning streak

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School girls volleyball team defeated Nutley and West Essex to extend its winning streak to four matches. Sinikka Reynolds-Vickberg had seven kills, Allie Harris had six kills, and Julia Roses had 20 assists and four digs in the 25-15, 25-20 home win over Nutley on Sept. 28.  Zoe […]

South Orange’s Jordan Fishback leads Montclair Kimberley Academy football team

South Orange’s Jordan Fishback leads Montclair Kimberley Academy football team

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident Jordan Fishback is enjoying a strong first half in his senior season as a co-captain and very versatile performer for the promising Montclair Kimberley Academy football team. In the 26-14 victory over the Dalton School (N.Y.) at MKA’s Van Brunt Field on Saturday, Oct. 1, Fishback’s 18-yard touchdown […]

Gotham FC players and staff will hold soccer clinic at DeHart Park on Oct. 7 for players ages 7-15

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Here’s your chance to learn soccer from some of the best players in the world. Four professional soccer players from Gotham FC, along with other Gotham FC staff, will be at DeHart Park on Oct. 7 to conduct a clinic for kids ages 7-15.  Gotham FC and the Cougar Soccer Club […]

Columbia HS hall of fame to hold induction ceremony

Columbia HS hall of fame to hold induction ceremony

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School athletic hall of fame will hold its induction ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Wilshire Caterers, located at 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The reception and buffet will begin at 6 p.m., and the dessert and program will begin at 7 p.m. This year’s induction […]

Columbia HS football team preps for Passaic County Tech

Columbia HS football team preps for Passaic County Tech

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School football team will visit Passaic County Tech in Wayne on Friday night, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. The Cougars fell to Hudson Catholic, 34-13, at Caven Point in Jersey City on Sept. 24 to move to 0-4 on the season. Passaic County Tech is 4-1 after losing […]

Columbia HS girls volleyball team keeps up winning ways

Columbia HS girls volleyball team keeps up winning ways

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School girls volleyball team continued its winning ways last week. CHS won three of four matches to improve to 6-2 through Sept. 24. Columbia defeated Cedar Grove, 25-13, 25-21, on Sept. 20 at CHS. Senior Allie Harris had seven kills, junior Anne Sullivan had eight digs, and senior […]

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