PHOTOS: Columbia HS football scrimmage at Cranford

The Columbia High School football team participated in a scrimmage held at Memorial Field in Cranford on Friday, August 25. Besides the host school Cranford, the other teams in the scrimmage were Carteret and Plainfield. The Cougars will open the season Sept. 8 on the road against Bloomfield. Photos by Steve Ellmore: Cougars, in white […]

Martinez earns NCAA Division III All-American track honors

Martinez earns NCAA Division III All-American track honors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Former Columbia High School athlete Jimmy Martinez earned All-America honors in the 400 meters Saturday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Naperville, Ill. Martinez, a sophomore at Middlebury College, Vt., crossed the line with a time of 49.41, good for sixth-place overall. Only the top 15 […]

Columbia HS football team loses to top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan in the playoffs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The eighth-seeded Columbia High School varsity football team lost at top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan, 42-0, in the first round of the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 playoffs on Friday night, Nov. 11. Bridgewater-Raritan improved to a 10-0 record. Under first-year head coach Gary Mobley, the Cougars qualified for the playoffs with just […]

Columbia HS football team seeks to snap skid

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity football team hopes to get back on the winning track when it visits Randolph on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The Cougars lost to previously-winless Seton Hall Prep. 42-6, Saturday, Oct. 15, at Lynn V. Profeta Field/Underhill Complex for their fourth straight loss to move […]

Columbia HS football team excited with proven new head coach

Columbia HS football team excited with proven new head coach

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Gary Mobley knows what it takes to achieve success. At Rahway High School, he led the program to the state sectional playoffs nine times in 11 seasons, including eight semifinal appearances and one championship game in 2008. Mobley, in all, had a sparkling 77-44 record for the Union County school. It’s […]

Gary Mobley named new Columbia HS head football coach

MAPLEWOOD – After joining the Columbia High School football coaching staff last season following a successful stint at Rahway High School, Gary Mobley has been promoted to head coach of the Cougars. Mobley served as the defensive coordinator for John Power, who last month stepped down as head coach after two seasons to become the […]