2016 H.S. Boys’ Basketball Essex County Tournament pairings

2016 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL 70th ESSEX COUNTY TOURNAMENT First preliminary round, on or by Feb. 4 (36) North Star Academy at (33) Montclair Kimberley Academy (35) Science Park at (34) Caldwell Second preliminary round, on or by Feb. 6 Game 1: (29) Golda Och Academy at (16) Millburn Game 2: (28) Belleville at […]

Orange’s Khalid Muhammad sparks New Jersey City University men’s basketball team to victory

Editor’s note: This article was written by Ira P. Thor, New Jersey City University Sports Information Director. ORANGE – Senior small forward Khalid Muhammad, an Orange High School graduate, broke out a 20-point, 14-rebound double-double and the New Jersey Athletic Conference-leading New Jersey City University men’s basketball team knocked down a dozen three-pointers overall in […]

UPDATE: Orange HS girls’ basketball team wins fourth straight game

ORANGE – Lorenzia Hammer, a junior, had 17 points and five steals and sophomore Jada Hamilton had six points and seven rebounds to lead the Orange High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 42-38 home win over Baringer on Jan. 28 for their fourth straight victory to improve to a 10-4 record. Imani Paul, […]

UPDATE: Orange HS boys’ basketball team defeats Livingston

ORANGE – Andre Pete scored 25 points and fellow junior Rasheed Boyd had 15 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Orange High School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 65-55 win over Livingston on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Tornadoes improved to a 6-11 record.   In earlier action, Pete scored 15 points and senior […]

Jason Alford’s Super Bowl experience is recognized; National Football League gives ‘Golden Ball’ trophy to his alma mater, Orange High School

Jason Alford’s Super Bowl experience is recognized; National Football League gives ‘Golden Ball’ trophy to his alma mater, Orange High School

ORANGE – In his rookie season, Jason Alford played a big part in helping the New York Giants beat the then-undefeated New England Patriots to win Super Bowl 42 in Glendale, Ariz., eight years ago. As part of its celebration of Super Bowl 50 this year, the National Football League has given a “Golden Football” […]

Orange HS boys’ basketball team rallies past Irvington to snap skid

ORANGE – The Orange High School boys’ varsity basketball team rallied to defeat Irvington, 62-57, at home on Jan. 21, snapping a three-game losing streak and improving to a 5-10 record. The Tornadoes trailed 28-25 at halftime and 45-42 at the end of the third quarter but outscored Irvington, 20-12, in the fourth quarter. OHS […]

Orange HS girls’ basketball team continues surge, moves to 9-4

ORANGE – The Orange High School girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Caldwell and St. Vincent Academy to improve to 9-4. Imani May had 19 points, five rebounds, six assists and six steals to lead the Lady Tornadoes to a 45-40 come-from-behind victory over Caldwell at home on Jan. 19. Lorenzia Hammer had 12 points, 15 […]

Mount Saint Dominic hoop team, under West Orange resident Jerry Aquino, gains first win

CALDWELL –  Powered by a balanced effort which saw points produced by 10 of the 11 players on the varsity roster, the Mount Saint Dominic Academy basketball contingent tripled the total registered by homestanding Weequahic, as the Lady Lions roared to a 66-22 victory on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Newark. Leading the Lady Lions, who […]

Orange HS girls’ basketball team victorious

ORANGE – Imani May had 18 points; Lorenzia Hammer had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Imani Paul had five points, eight rebounds and four steals to lead the Orange High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 35-22 win at Verona on Jan. 12. OHS used a 21-3 second quarter to take a 33-7 […]