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September 2, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham field hockey coach Kaitlin Leyden knows she has a fast team this year. She just hopes that they're also quick learners. Leyden lost a lot of veteran players from the 2020 team that went 11-1 before bowing to Warren Hills in overtime in the state regional semifinal ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Freshman Laura Egan won her first varsity girls tennis match at first singles, scoring a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 decision in Chatham's season-opening 5-0 victory over Morristown on Thursday. Cougar's second singles, Nora Wiekert, won her match, 6-4, 6-4 and Cameron Sims took her match ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham High fencing program continued its rise to national prominence on Tuesday when USA Fencing announced its All-America fencers, with Chatham leading the nation with the most athletes recognized. This marked the third straight year in which Chatham High School is the top ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham lacrosse players Frank Barbera, Griffin Kology and Sophie Straka recently received 2021 All-American and All-Academic recognition from US Lacrosse, the sports national governing body. Barbera and Kology, both members of the Cougar defense, played on Chatham's Group 3 state ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- It isn't often that a Chatham team carries a winning streak into the next season but that's exactly where the Cougar girls soccer team stands after winning their final six games of 2020 to take the NJSIAA Northwest Regional championship. With 14 seniors gone from that 14-1 team, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The 2021 version of the Chatham girls tennis team won't have a "Rock Star" standout after losing its top two singles players from last season. But coach James Cai believes his team will be up to the challenge with a full schedule on the slate. "We don't have any rock stars on the ...

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FLANDERS, NJ -- There was good news and good "bad news" for the Chatham football team in its final scrimmage of the 2021 preseason. The Cougars got to see some good signs on both sides of the football and also got the chance to recognize the flaws in execution it needs to fix after its 14-7 ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Emmett Hynes had to change his number this year so that he would have a digit suitable for an offensive lineman. The 6-3 senior is one of a number of two-way players who will determine the success of the Chatham football team in 2021. Hynes and fellow senior captains of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Timothy Roy has been hired as the new boys lacrosse coach at Chatham High, according to Mo Abdelaziz, Chatham athletic director.  Roy replaces Tony Calandra, who left to become the head coach of St. Joseph in Metuchen. Roy has been the head coach at Oratory Prep since 2019, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham boys soccer team is just getting started, but the Cougars already seem to have the chemistry needed for a winning season. One big reason behind the cohesion is sophomore striker Daito Sho, who scored a few minutes into his varsity debut and finished with two goals in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High fencing is No. 1 in the nation. USA Fencing recently announced that Chatham High fencers led the nation with 21 student-athletes on the All-Academic fencing roster. "Being a member of a varsity sports team demands that you balance your school work and your ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- One of the more positive signs Chatham coach Evan Picariello took out of Saturday's football scrimmage vs. North Plainfield at Cougar Field was that the Cougars were ready for more. "We're pretty well conditioned right now for this early in the season," Picariello said. "They ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- There was only one team that was faster than the Chatham girls cross-country team at the 2020 state sectionals and that was Mendham, which out-pointed the Cougars in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 meet. The 2021 Cougars should still be well-equipped to challenge for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- One of the strengths of the Chatham boys cross-country team in recent years has been how well the Cougars push each other to perform their best. Last fall, Sam Ellis and Ryan Beagle led the pack and leaned on each other during tough races. This year, they're hoping that the group ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- It's not often when an NFL coach comes to Cougar Field to check out a Chatham football scrimmage. Jeff Ulbrich, the Jets defensive coordinator, had a personal reason for his visit. His two sons, Jax and Jace, were playing football for the first time. Jax is a senior running back ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham High football team will wear "Never Forget" stickers on their helmets to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The Cougars are part of the Super Football Conference, the largest conference of high school football ...

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