Joetta Clark Diggs inducted into NJSIAA’s hall of fame

Joetta Clark Diggs inducted into NJSIAA’s hall of fame

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When it comes to naming the greatest track-and-field athletes in New Jersey history, Joetta Clark Diggs is certainly on that list. Clark Diggs, a Columbia High School alumna, was among a stellar group of 18 high school athletes, coaches, and contributors who were inducted on March 27 into the New Jersey […]

Columbia HS softball team excited about the season

Columbia HS softball team excited about the season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Head coach Cliff Smith is excited about this year’s Columbia High School softball team. “The team this year is looking great defensively so far,” he said in an email to the News-Record. “This is the most athletic group I have had in my eight seasons here at Columbia.” The Lady Cougars […]

St. Joseph basketball program has 3 Newark CYO Athletics Award honorees

St. Joseph basketball program has 3 Newark CYO Athletics Award honorees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — St. Joseph’s CYO basketball program was well represented at the recent Archdiocese of Newark CYO Athletics Award recognition ceremony held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.  Catherine Nolan and Nathaniel Wack each received the Archdiocesan Youth Parish/School Sportsmanship Award, which is presented to an athlete who displays outstanding […]

St. Joseph’s JV sixth-grade girls basketball team wins county title

Other Celtics teams post fine runs

St. Joseph’s JV sixth-grade girls basketball team wins county title

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The St. Joseph’s JV sixth-grade girls basketball team won the Essex County CYO fifth- and sixth-grade Girls American Division championship by beating St. Thomas of Bloomfield, 25-15, in the championship game played at Mount St. Dominic Academy. Jumping out to a 10-7 lead after one quarter of play, the girls never […]

Columbia HS girls fencers gain all–state honors

Epeeists Lindsey Minor and Phoebe Hill lead girls team to success

Columbia HS girls fencers gain all–state honors

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Columbia High School girls fencers Lindsey Minor and Phoebe Hill have been selected to the Star-Ledger/NJ.com all–state team in epee. Minor made the first team, while Hill made the second team. Minor, a junior, finished with a 29-2 record in dual meets and 46-8 overall for the season.  Hill, a senior, […]

Columbia HS boys basketball players earn SEC honors

Columbia HS boys basketball players earn SEC honors

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School boys basketball team, under head coach Eugene “Bam” Robinson, featured four players who have earned All–Super Essex Conference–American Division honors this season, selected by the coaches in the division. Jalen Robinson, a junior and the coach’s son, was named to the first team. Andrew Rowley, a senior, […]

Columbia HS wrestler Tyson Carroll enjoys inspiring run this season

Columbia HS wrestler Tyson Carroll enjoys inspiring run this season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Tyson Carroll, a senior on the Columbia High School wrestling team, enjoyed a tremendous season. Carroll took second in the Essex County Tournament in the 215-pound weight class. After taking second place in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s District 10 tournament in Phillipsburg, Carroll placed fourth in the NJSIAA’s […]

Columbia HS girls basketball team enjoys 14-8 season

Columbia HS girls basketball team enjoys 14-8 season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School girls basketball team finished a solid season. The Lady Cougars, seeded eighth, defeated No. 9 seed Kearny in the first round before losing at top-seeded Union City in the quarterfinal round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4, tournament. Columbia, […]