Columbia HS athletic schedules

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School athletic teams are gearing up for the fall seasons. The following are varsity schedules: FOOTBALL Sept. 8, at Bloomfield, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, East Orange Campus, 1 p.m. Sept. 23, West Orange, 1 p.m. Sept. 30, at Morristown, 1 p.m. Oct. 6, Livingston, 7 p.m. Oct. 14, at […]

PHOTOS: Columbia HS football scrimmage at Cranford

PHOTOS: Columbia HS football scrimmage at Cranford

The Columbia High School football team participated in a scrimmage held at Memorial Field in Cranford on Friday, August 25. Besides the host school Cranford, the other teams in the scrimmage were Carteret and Plainfield. The Cougars will open the season Sept. 8 on the road against Bloomfield. Photos by Steve Ellmore: Cougars, in white […]

Former Columbia HS girls’ basketball legendary coach Johanna Wright honored at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Living Legends Scholarship Gala in North Carolina

Former Columbia HS girls’ basketball legendary coach Johanna Wright honored at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Living Legends Scholarship Gala in North Carolina

Whether it was coaching the girls’ basketball team at Columbia High School, or serving on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, Johanna Wright has always had a true passion for her job. On the evening of August 26 at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom in the Embassy Suites Hotel in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wright was one of […]

Maplewood Mantas diving team finishes successful summer in Tri-County League

Maplewood Mantas diving team finishes successful summer in Tri-County League

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Mantas, a summer seasonal competitive springboard diving team, for children ages 5-18, finished their season 3-2 in the Tri County Diving League. The Mantas finished fourth in the Championships. Ben Doubek finished second in 15-18 age group; and Melinda Lituchy finished second in the 13-14 age group. Matthew Morales finished […]

Villagers 8U travel softball team enjoys successful season

Villagers 8U travel softball team enjoys successful season

The Maplewood-South Orange Villagers 8U summer travel softball team ended its season on Sunday, July 22, reaching the semifinals of the Cranford Softball Tournament. The Villagers beat Mountainside, 6-4, to reach the semis before falling to the host team, 11-10, in a nailbiter that came down to Cranford’s last at bat. The Villager’s 14-13 overall […]