Essex County HS basketball legends to be honored at dinner on April 28

A dinner honoring the all-time Essex County boys’ and girls’ basketball players who starred during the Essex County Tournament era will be held April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Steakhouse in Nutley. The ECT for boys began in 1947 and for girls in 1975. The cost is $25 per person. Tickets can be […]

Columbia HS baseball team defeats Verona in season opener

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Columbia High School varsity baseball team rallied to beat Verona, 4-2, in the season opener Friday, April 1, at Underhill Field. Luke Jackson went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run and Daniel Cotler and Chistian Pierre each went 1-for-3 with a stolen base to lead the Cougars. Verona scored a […]

Columbia HS boys’ tennis team seeks another banner season

  The Columbia High School boys’ varsity tennis team lost seven players to graduation from last year’s conference championship-winning squad, including five starters. But with a deep roster that features promising, hard-working players, the Cougars are looking to have another successful season. Guided by head coach Bob Lieberman, CHS finished 18-6 overall, including winning the […]

Columbia HS softball team looks to build off fine season

Columbia HS softball team looks to build off fine season

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Columbia High School varsity softball team, under second-year head coach Cliff Smith, hopes to have another successful season behind a good returning nucleus. The Lady Cougars, who had a solid 17-8 record last season, are led by such returning players as sophomore Maya Goldner, who  moves from second base last year […]

Ice hockey finding its niche in Maplewood and South Orange communities

Middle school team formed; parents also pushing to create program for Columbia High students

Ice hockey finding its niche in Maplewood and South Orange communities

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – As a certified USA Hockey coach in the Union Thunder Youth program based out of the Union Sports Arena, Eric G0non constantly listens to players from South Orange and Maplewood who are 12- and 13-years-old  discuss what private high schools they wish to attend in a few years because they want to […]

Columbia HS spring team schedules 2016

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Columbia High School spring varsity teams will gear up for their seasons. The boys’ lacrosse team will visit Morristown-Beard on March 30 in the season opener. The team then will visit Livingston on April 1. The baseball, softball, girls’ lacrosse and boys’ tennis teams will open their seasons April 1. The […]

Dominique Rayam leads Columbia HS girls’ basketball accolades

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – Columbia High School senior forward Dominique Rayam was selected to the girls’ basketball All-Super Essex Conference-Liberty Division first team this season. Rayam, who also made Worrall Media All-Area first team, averaged 15.2 points per game this season. Senior forward Shadekay Haughton and junior guard Courtney Miller also made honorable mention on the […]

UPDATE: Columbia HS boys’ basketball players earn honors

UPDATE: Columbia HS boys’ basketball players earn honors

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Columbia High School boys’ varsity basketball team featured five players who earned All-Super Essex Conference-American Division honors. Senior center Henry Voorhees was selected to the first team; senior forward Kevin Bostic was selected to the second team and sophomore forward Stephan Gabriel, senior forward Davidson Racine and freshman guard Russell Ayala […]

Columbia HS wrestlers excel at Junior State Championships

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE A contingent of Columbia High School wrestlers enjoyed excellent showings at the  the NJ Junior State Wrestling Championships on March 13 at the Sun Center in Trenton. Wrestlers had to qualify in the top three in one of several regional qualifiers. This event is part of USA Wrestling. Freshman Blake McGowan won the […]

HS Boys’ Basketball All-SEC-American Division Teams

High School Boys’ Basketball All-Super Essex Conference-American Division FIRST TEAM TJ Gibbs, Seton Hall Prep Mustafa Lawrence, Newark Tech Zamir Wright, University Zach Keller, Seton Hall Prep Othniel Nyameke, Irvington Rasheed Boyd, Orange Tariq McKenith, University Henry Voorhees, Columbia Elijah Olaniyi, East Side SECOND TEAM Hassan Ceesay, East Side Treyvon Bennett, Seton Hall Prep Stephen […]

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