Cougar Soccer Club teams enjoy successful season

Cougar Soccer Club teams enjoy successful season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE — The Cougar Soccer Club teams enjoyed a successful fall season. The U9 Elite boys won their fall Northern Counties Soccer Association Flight with a 8-1-1 record, thanks to the stingiest defense in the flight. The boys gave up just 13 goals all season. A tight 2-1 win over River Dell in the […]

Columbia HS wrestling coach gains 200th career win

Columbia HS wrestling coach gains 200th career win

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School head wrestling coach Mike Freedman gained his 200th career victory as a head coach when the Cougars defeated Orange, 52-30, at home on Friday, Jan. 5.  “A bunch of new wrestlers and incoming freshmen got their first varsity win,” Freedman said.  Oliver Kreizman, at 106 pounds, who won two […]

Columbia HS fencing teams defeat West Essex

Columbia HS fencing teams defeat West Essex

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School boys and girls fencing teams defeated West Essex (North Caldwell) on Thursday, Jan. 4, at home. The boys team won, 16-11, to improve to 2-3. In saber, James Lederman and Nathaniel Eads each went 2-1. In foil, Carlos Sanchez went 2-0 and Noah Goldstein went 2-1. In epee, […]

Passing down their Cougars hoops knowledge

Alumni comprise CHS girls basketball coaching staff, sharing their experiences with the players

Passing down their Cougars hoops knowledge

By Paul Brubacker Special to News-Record MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE  — Most basketball teams are lucky when they have a good coach who knows the game.  The Columbia High School girls basketball program has four good coaches who not only know the game, but also know the court, the locker rooms, the hallways and all of the […]

Columbia HS wrestling team features solid returning group

Columbia HS wrestling team features solid returning group

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School wrestling team, under head coach Mike Freedman, features strong wrestlers in the lower weights this season. The Cougars return junior Reid Ordower, who will wrestle at 113 or 120 pounds. Last year, he won 37 matches and will look to build on that success. In the season […]

Bloomfield HS ice hockey player Alex Benkert reaches 100-career point milestone

Bloomfield HS ice hockey player Alex Benkert reaches 100-career point milestone

Bloomfield High School junior Alex Benkert scored two goals to lead the Nutley–Columbia–Bloomfield high school ice hockey team to a 6-3 victory over Montclair High School on Dec. 13 at Clary Anderson Arena in Montclair. It was the team’s first win of the season. Benkert added four assists and surpassed the 100-career point plateau, becoming […]

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