Columbia HS basketball teams get ready for seasons

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will tip off the season this weekend. The girls will host Newark Academy on Dec. 15 at CHS. The boys will visit Newark Shabazz on Dec. 16. The boys went 16-11 last season, including advancing to the Essex County Tournament semifinals. Boys’ […]

Columbia HS wrestling team boasts nice mix this season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Under first-year head coach Mike Freedman, the Columbia High School varsity wrestling team has a nice mix of talented youth and veteran leadership. The Cougars, who open the season Dec. 15 at Chatham, will be led by their four captains: Blake McGowan, Devin Rocha, Hunter Dallison, and Galileo Hetherington. “The four captains […]

St. Joseph’s opens CYO basketball league play

St. Joseph’s opens CYO basketball league play

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The St. Joseph’s CYO basketball league opened the season with many wins this past weekend. The 3rd grade Celtics had a victorious first game at St Agnes in Clark. Their scoring was turned in by many players, like Jake Wilkes, Eddy Zamara and Ben Cuomo. In addition, the defensive efforts by Gabe […]

Community First U9 soccer teams enjoy successful seasons

Community First U9 soccer teams enjoy successful seasons

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The Community First Sports Club U9 boys soccer teams, both consisting of players from Maplewood and South Orange, completed winning fall campaigns over the weekend. The Dragons compiled a 12-4-1 record this season, finishing in second place in the Mid-New Jersey Youth Soccer Association first division and winning the Parsippany Pride […]

Former Columbia HS wrestling coach Hal Garwin to be feted

Former Columbia HS wrestling coach Hal Garwin to be feted

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Hal Garwin, who stepped down as head varsity wrestling coach at Columbia High School at the end last season, will be honored with a Retirement Party at the annual CHS Wrestling Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 27. Garwin has been involved with wrestling in the Maplewood and South Orange communities […]

South Orange’s Conor Daly leads MKA boys soccer team to banner season

South Orange’s Conor Daly leads MKA boys soccer team to banner season

By Steve Tober MONTCLAIR, NJ – Pictured above, South Orange resident Conor Daly (center) holds the prep B tournament championship trophy alongside fellow senior tri-captains Nico Espionosa-Dice (left) and Ahmed Abukwaik after helping to lead Montclair Kimberley Academy’s boys soccer team to that title and also the sectional final of Non-Public, North B state tournament. […]

Columbia HS girls’ soccer team boast All-SEC-American Division players

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity girls’ soccer team featured five players who earned All-Super Essex Conference-American Division honors. They include: FIRST TEAM Hannah Williams, senior goalkeeper/forward Naomi Joseph, junior defender SECOND TEAM Michelle Aguero, senior midfielder/defender HONORABLE MENTION Cecelia Munoz, junior midfielder/forward Meredith Meyer, junior midfielder/forward Columbia finished with a 9-9-1 record. […]

Columbia HS girls volleyball team features All-SEC players

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity girls’ volleyball team featured five players on the All-Super Essex Conference-Colonial Division. They include: FIRST TEAM Senior Maya Goldner Junior Shayla Keegan SECOND TEAM Senior Sri Taylor HONORABLE MENTION Senior Maggie Davis Senior Georgia Longstreet Columbia upset Bloomfield in the preliminary round before losing to Southern in […]

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