UPDATED: Robeson All-Star Football Classic is set for June 9

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Paul Robeson All-Star Football Classic will take place on Thursday, June 9, at Paul Robeson Stadium in East Orange at 7 p.m. The Robeson Classic features graduating high school seniors. The East squad is composed of Essex and Hudson county players; the West team is composed of players from Morris, […]

Football star Ronnie ‘Rocket’ Hickman Jr. soaring at Ohio St.

Ronnie Hickman Jr.’s football journey began with MSO Packers

Football star Ronnie ‘Rocket’ Hickman Jr. soaring at Ohio St.

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Playing for one of the most storied collegiate programs, Ronnie “Rocket” Hickman Jr. has seen his football career skyrocket. The South Orange native enjoyed a great season as a redshirt sophomore safety for Ohio State University last fall. Hickman Jr., listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, led the team in tackles with […]

Columbia HS boys lacrosse team enjoys banner season

Columbia HS boys lacrosse team enjoys banner season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School boys lacrosse team, under head coach Dylan Heningburg, enjoyed a banner season. The Cougars finished with a 14-5 overall record, including winning the Kimber Division of the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse League with a 5-0 record. Columbia had a good run in the New Jersey State Interscholastic […]

Columbia HS girls lacrosse team enjoys solid season

Columbia HS girls lacrosse team enjoys solid season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School girls lacrosse team, under head coach Steve Ramos, enjoyed a solid season, finishing with a 9-7 record. Columbia lost to Ridge, 11-5, in the first round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Group 4, tournament on May 19. The key contributors for Columbia […]

Columbia HS baseball team seeks solid run in sectional

Columbia HS baseball team seeks solid run in sectional

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School baseball team received the No. 6 seed in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4, tournament. The Cougars were scheduled to host No. 11 seed Bloomfield in the first round on Wednesday, June 1. The winner will face the winner between […]

Columbia HS track-and-field teams impress at Essex County meets

Columbia HS track-and-field teams impress at Essex County meets

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School boys and girls track-and-field teams enjoyed good efforts at the Essex County relay championships on Thursday, May 26, in Livingston. The teams each took fifth place overall. Here are the boys results: 4×1,600 meter relay: Dan Butkus, Aaron Glassman, Nate Lindstrom and Javier Casella, first place, 18 […]

CORRECTED: Bloomfield HS baseball team to visit Columbia in first round of North 1, Group 4 state sectional tournament

CORRECTED: Bloomfield HS baseball team to visit Columbia in first round of North 1, Group 4 state sectional tournament

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School baseball team, seeded 11th, will visit sixth-seeded Columbia in the first round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4, tournament on June 1 at Underhill Field in Maplewood. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals against the winner of No. 3 […]

Columbia HS’ Mannion selected to Team USA Ultimate, will play in tournament in Poland this summer

Columbia HS’ Mannion selected to Team USA Ultimate, will play in tournament in Poland this summer

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On April 13, USA Ultimate announced the 48 players selected to represent Team USA at the World Flying Disc Federation’s 2022 World Junior Ultimate Championships, and one local name stood out: Sydney Mannion.  Mannion, a Columbia High School senior and captain of the CHS girls Ultimate Frisbee team, Sparkle Motion, will […]

Best Teammate Award recipients honored at ceremony at Yogi Berra Museum

Best Teammate Award recipients honored at ceremony at Yogi Berra Museum

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 10th consecutive year, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center hosted student athletes from member schools of the Super Essex Conference along with their families and coaches for a celebration of the qualities that made Yogi Berra a national treasure. The 39 recipients of the 2022 Yogi Berra Museum […]