St. Joseph basketball teams give good efforts at Christmas tourney

MAPLEWOOD – The St. Joseph’s basketball teams enjoyed good efforts in the Christmas tournament hosted by St. Helen’s of Westfield. 3rd Grade boys The St. Joseph’s Celtics 3rd grade boys team challenged themselves over the holiday break by participating in the annual Christmas basketball tournament hosted by St. Helen’s of Westfield.   Perhaps because of […]

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 […]

Youthful Columbia HS wrestling team hopes to surprise foes; Devin Rocha, Emmanuel Jackson, and Kevhan Bent lead way with medals at Irvington Tourney to start season

MAPLEWOOD – The Columbia High School wrestling team for the 2015-16 season 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 […]

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 […]