Columbia HS wrestling team defeats Belleville; falls to Livingston

The young Columbia High School Cougar varsity wrestling team traveled to face  two Super Essex Conference squads,  Belleville and Livingston. The Cougars came away with a split, defeating Belleville, 51-27, and losing to Livingston, 49-21. At Belleville, the Cougar upper weights won six of the seven bouts: Blake McGowan (152 pounds), Hunter Dallison (160), Tristan […]

Columbia HS wrestling team looks to surprise foes this season

MAPLEWOOD – The 2015-16 Columbia High School wrestling team is a very young and inexperienced group of wrestlers. The Cougars’ small team of about 21 wrestlers has 10 freshmen and only three seniors. Additionally there are only five returning varsity wrestlers. However, with a few wrestlers moving up from the youth team, the Cougars hope […]

St. Joseph basketball teams enjoy strong Week 3

MAPLEWOOD – The St. Joseph basketball teams finished strong in Week Three of the season. Third-Grade Boys The Third-Grade boys added two victories last weekend to improve their record to 5-0 and take sole possession of first place in their division. On Saturday night, the Celtics prevailed in a thrilling road game against previously unbeaten […]

Columbia HS boys’ basketball team starts season at 1-1

MAPLEWOOD – The Columbia High School boys’ varsity basketball team defeated University and lost to Seton Hall Prep to begin the season at 1-1. Henry Voorhees had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks and David Rancine had 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Cougars to a 54-53 win over University […]

Columbia HS basketball, wrestling and fencing schedules

MAPLEWOOD – The Columbia High School basketball, wrestling and fencing teams are gearing up for their seasons that begin this weekend. The girls’ fencing team won its second straight state title last season. The boys’ fencing team last season finished as state tournament runner-up after being the two-time defending state champion. The following are their […]

Columbia HS football players earn All-Area honors

Columbia HS football players earn All-Area honors

MAPLEWOOD – The Columbia High School varsity football team demonstrated tremendous drive in achieving a successful season. The Cougars, under second-year head coach John Power, qualified for the state sectional playoffs for the first time since 2010. The seventh-seeded Cougars lost to second-seeded and eventual champion Westfield in the first round of the state North […]

Columbia HS cross-country runners earn honors

MAPLEWOOD – The following Columbia High School cross-country runners earned All-Super Essex Conference-American Division honors: Boys First team: junior Jared Pangallozzi and sophomore David Ives. Second team: senior Gabe Benson. Honorable Mention: sophomore Tim Depue and senior Jacob Paul. Girls Honorable mention: junior Claudia Steiner and sophomore Catherine Jordan. The aforementioned CHS boys’ runners also […]

Columbia HS girls’ volleyball players earn honors

MAPLEWOOD – Columbia High School girls’ varsity volleyball players Jasmine Keegan, Gabby Salinardo, Dondre Taylor-Stewart and Ava Milanese have earned Worrall Media All-Area honors. On the All-Super Essex Conference-Colonial Division, Keegan and Taylor-Stewart made first team; Milanese made second team and Salinardo made honorable mention. The Cougars finished with a 17-7 record, sharing the SEC-Colonial […]