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August 25, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism ...

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Editor's Note: Casey Schick was a senior in high school when Matt Beverin was a freshman. We regret any confusion. GLEN ROCK, NJ - It wasn’t all that long ago that Matt Beverin was a star in the Glen Rock High School boys soccer program. Now, after gaining a wealth of knowledge as a collegiate ...

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Selma Sose and Jean Walter, both graduates of Glen Rock High School were members of The College of New Jersey (Ewing) women’s track and field program this spring. Sose, a junior competitor in multiple events placed second in the heptathlon for TCNJ at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Garden State sent 24 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Many came home with medals, and a few of them provided truly historic moments. In women's track, Sydney McLaughlin, who turned 22 on Saturday, set a new world record in the 400 hurdles, defeating the reigning gold ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sydney McLaughlin, a 2017 graduate of Union Catholic High School, has gone from “Syd The Kid’’ to "The Golden Girl.'' McLaughlin was known as “Syd The Kid’’ when she became the youngest person since 1972 to compete for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team when she made the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Few events have occurred with greater anticipation than Tuesday night's women's 400 meter hurdles finals, which featured a showdown between the reigning Olympic champion, Dalilah Muhammad, and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin. The race did not disappoint as McLaughlin and ...

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TOKYO, JAPAN - Last night, Sam Mattis of East Brunswick Township placed eighth in the Men's Discus Final at the Tokyo Olympics. The former University of Pennsylvania champion landed at 63.88 meters (209 feet, 6.96 inches), a season best for the local Olympian. Sam Mattis (East Brunswick, New ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A large gathering of Union Catholic students, parents, teachers, alumni, volunteers, and members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community came out to watch local legend Sydney McLaughlin hurdle her way into the semifinals in the 400 hurdles at the Olympics in Tokyo on ...

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TOKYO -- After a year's delay, Piscataway native Colton Brown advanced to the men’s judo 90 kilograms Round of 16 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on Wednesday local time in Japan. Competing for Team USA, Brown, 29 who is ranked No. 28 in the world according to the International ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The covid-19 pandemic has caused struggles and tribulations all over the world. That’s why it’s important to recognize those who were able to remain focused and committed to their chosen field of endeavor. Several local young men and women are not only getting the job done in the ...

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Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations. He’s an alternative on the Olympic ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Valley High School’s outstanding fencer, Francesca Russo is in Tokyo right now, settled into the Olympic village and prepping for competition. Her road to Tokyo, though took a turn during the pandemic and COVID came very close to derailing her dream. Russo’s story is one of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Little do most McGinn Elementary School students know that the school’s librarian is just as accomplished as the authors in the media center – because he is one. John Lohn has lived in Scotch Plains for the past few years and soon will make a temporary stay in Tokyo at the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The class of 2021 certainly played their respective roles, even above and beyond expectations for the Glen Rock High School boys tennis program this spring. The seniors on the roster majorly helped the Panthers to a fine overall record of 17-6, which included a perfect mark of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - In a huge sigh of relief for the greater New Brunswick area, Geo Baker and Ron Harper, Jr. are both returning to the university's basketball team this fall. Baker made it official in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday. Then, a few short hours later, Harper went ...

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