Fischetti fired from Newark Academy for alleged CHS actions

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the wake of South Orange-Maplewood School District suspending Columbia High School Athletic Director Larry Busichio, Newark Academy has fired its head baseball coach, Joe Fischetti, who was the CHS head baseball coach until 2017. Fischetti, among other CHS baseball coaching staff members, were not rehired as coaches for the spring 2017 […]

SOMA Board of Ed suspends Busichio

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District confirmed Aug. 27 that Columbia High School’s athletic director has been suspended indefinitely with pay. At its Monday, Aug. 20, meeting, the Board of Education voted to suspend five staffers — none of whom were named in the meeting’s agenda. According to the district in its Aug. 27 […]

Columbia HS baseball team boasts All-SEC players

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity baseball team, which finished with a 13-11 record, featured several players who earned All-Super Essex Conference-American Division honors. FIRST TEAM Eliot Dix, junior shortstop Christian Pierre, senior center fielder Luke Jackson, senior third baseman SECOND TEAM Phil Whitney, junior outfielder HONORABLE MENTION John DelGreco, senior Dan Lawall, […]

Columbia HS baseball team reaches GNT quarterfinals

Photos by Steve Ellmore: Columbia vs. Barringer, May 2, at Underhill Field. MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Luke Jackson went 3-for-3 with two homers, a double, five RBI and three runs scored to lead the fifth-seeded Columbia High School varsity baseball team to an 11-1 home win over No. 21 seed North 13th St. Tech in the […]

Columbia HS baseball team seeks more progress

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity baseball team hopes to make more progress this season. Christian Pierre had two hits, including a homer, four RBI and two runs; and Dan Lawall had two hits and two RBI in the 9-5 win over Caldwell on April 18 at Underhill Field. Aiden Mayberry had a […]

Columbia HS baseball team jolts Seton Hall Prep

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity baseball team defeated perennial powerhouse Seton Hall Prep, 6-4, April 10, at Porcello Field in West Orange. Junior shortstop Eliot Dix went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs; junior outfielder Phil Whitney went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI; senior John DelGreco, senior catcher Dan […]

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