Bill Allen, longtime sports photographer and sports writer, will be greatly missed

High school fans were saddened to learn the passing of Bill Allen, a longtime sports photographer and sports writer. Allen, who died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 14, at the age of 58, always had a happy-go-lucky disposition while taking photos of countless scholastic events and writing feature stories and game stories for more than three decades. […]

West Orange HS fall team schedules

WEST ORANGE – The West Orange High School fall varsity teams will begin their seasons next month. The football team will host Union City, Sept. 9, to kick off the season. The boys’ soccer team last season won the state North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 tournament championship and finished as state Group 4 runner-up […]

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers make waves at NJ Long Course Junior Olympics Championships

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers make waves at NJ Long Course Junior Olympics Championships

MONTCLAIR – Twenty-four Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers who met the qualifying standards for the 2016 NJ Long Course Junior Olympics Championships attended the meet held at Rutgers University,   July 28-31, with 46 other teams from across the state. Among the age-group swimmers aged 12 and under, seven swimmers achieved a total of 16 top-20 finishes: […]

Proposal to realign HS wrestling districts, regions unveiled

In an effort to even the number of the teams and achieve parity, a proposal has been made to realign high school wrestling teams in the 32 districts and eight regions for state postseason individual competition. The proposal was presented to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association League and Conferences committee Aug. 11. Once […]

West Orange Seventh-Eighth Grade Boys Basketball team wins WO Recreation championship

West Orange Seventh-Eighth Grade Boys Basketball team wins WO Recreation championship

WEST ORANGE – The West Orange Seventh-Eighth Grade Boys Basketball team defeated Maplewood, 80-44, to win the West Orange Recreation  Seventh-Eighth Grade Boys Basketball Summer League championship, July 28, at Liberty Middle School.  West Orange finished undefeated. Leading 33-30 at halftime, West Orange broke open the game in the third quarter. “The team started out […]

West Orange PAL baseball teams thrive

WEST ORANGE – Baseball came alive in West Orange this past spring season. In its second year since the West Baseball Committee tasked the Police Athletic League with overseeing the Travel Baseball program, the PAL continued to provide a competitive and educational experience for its talented young athletes. Tryouts were held in January, followed by […]

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