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July 5, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Joseph Higgins, Sr., a longtime volunteer coach for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and the father of Raiders varsity coach Joe Higgins, died on July 1 at his home in Woodbridge at the age of 75.  Higgins was born on Sept. 20, 1946, to Leon and Anna (Kiewlak) ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The product of a Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse program being the youngest ever in New Jersey history to win a state championship may seem to have been a scenario where everything just came together at the most opportune time. Only, it isn't. It takes years for the ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will hold Swim Team Tryouts this July for the 2022-23 Fall/Winter Swim Team season. The Y’s swim team is a year round competitive program offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction. The goal of the Y’s swim team ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After guiding Scotch Plains-Fanwood to its first ever state championship, helping to guide track star Julia Jackson to multiple solo victories, and producing one of the greatest 4x400 relay teams New Jersey has ever seen, Raiders track coach Jeff Keogel has been named "Coach of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL Football Camp wrapped up its week-long festivities on Friday, as over 130 players from eighth grade and younger attended the five-day camp to learn more about the fundamentals of football. Although teaching the sport was a goal, another was to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  The Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL hosted a thank you to all the coaches and parent volunteers at the Stage House Tavern on Saturday, June 25. The PAL Social, which was held celebrated,under sunny and warm skies over the outdoor lounge area at the Tavern, had been postponed over ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Union Catholic boys got the New Balance National Championships off to an electrifying start by winning the boys 4xmile and breaking the New Jersey state record on Thursday night at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The foursome of junior Caudell Cajuste, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood track team had multiple members named as All-Americans at the New Balance Nationals, as team of Julia Jackson, Grace Kennedy, Jenai Berry, and Danielle Most took fourth-place in the country competition of the 4x400, as Jackson also won third-place ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The American Legion Golf League teed off for the beginning of its 2022 season at Shady Rest County in Scotch Plains on Monday, June 20. "It is between a lot of old friends who have spent a lot of years together, even since high school," American Legion Golf League co-founder ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- After leading Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School to its first ever state sectional title, Raiders lacrosse coach Nick Miceli has been named New Jersey's "Coach of the Year" by NJ.com. Miceli's team went 19-4 this year and defeated Chatham in Double OT, to win the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Four Scotch Plains-Fanwood players made All-State teams for their performances during the 2022 season, as an overall of six players made either All-State team or All-Section team. Nick Schmidt was named first team All-State, being the first Raider in program history to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo and the Scotch Plains Council honored three state championship teams on Tuesday, June 21. These included the Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse team, boys volleyball team, and girls track team. The boys lacrosse team became the youngest program in New ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School senior Maddy Joe is officially a gold medalist after competing at the Special Olympics in Orlando in early June.  “It was so fun competing with Team NJ and meeting different people from all different states,” Joe ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way. On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ryan Miller has been the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Athletic Director for 12 years, and in that span of a little more than a decade, he has transformed the landscape of Raider athletics. There have been numerous athletic accomplishments under his leadership, and many of these ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Eight Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse players earned All-State honors for their performances in being the youngest program in New Jersey history to achieve a state title. An overall of 11 players were named to All-County and All-Division honors. The players named ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Often times the best recipe for winning a team title at the State Group Championship meet is to have a superstar who can come through in the clutch and pile up points, and to get some key points from a strong supporting cast. That's exactly what Scotch Plains-Fanwood did to earn ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL) hosted Movie Night on Saturday, June 4, presenting "The Sandlot", a classic baseball film, on a 20-foot inflatable screen in the middle of Booth Field for over 100 people. "We continue to look for ways to provide community ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The historic Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys volleyball season came to an end in the NJSIAA State semifinals on Tuesday, June 7, as the Raiders (30-2) were defeated by Old Bridge (25-7) in an electrifying three sets at South Brunswick High School, with the championship ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls track team captured the NJSIAA North II Group IV state sectional championship over the weekend, Julia Jackson won three individual sectional championships to help propel the Raiders to New Jersey glory. The title is the first-ever Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood (30-1) will meet reining three-time state champions Old Bridge (24-7) in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA state championships on Tuesday, June 7, for an opportunity to play for the overall New Jersey state championship. The Raiders previously beat the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood's boys track & field athlete Robert Lerner won the Sectional championship for two events at the NJSIAA North II Group IV sectional state championships over the weekend. The senior was the winner of the discus and shot put competition. "Everything ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- It was as if there were two different games between Bridgewater-Raritan and Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions (TOC) quarterfinal round. No. 8 Bridgewater took a commanding 10-1 lead into the halftime break, but the Raiders did not give up and outscored ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The saying goes, "get off the tracks when the train is coming." And that Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys volleyball train... it's coming. The No. 1 Raiders (30-1) continued a historical season with a state sectional title victory by taking care of No. 2 Union (17-7) in the final ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Raiders rule the NJSIAA Tournament North 2 Section after having defeated Union for the fourth time this season, 2-0 (25-18, 25-21), at a jam-packed gym at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Friday night.  Familiar names led the charge: Jeremy Zimmerman led with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Jimmy Wischusen was racing the clock, and time was running out. So the sophomore at Union Catholic, who had just made a huge move with 800 meters left to take a commanding lead, revved up his big engine over the final two laps as he hunted down a sub 9 in the 3,200 at the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic baseball team, seeded 10th in the state tournament, exploded for seven runs in their final at bat to secure a 10-3 upset victory over seventh-seeded Donovan Catholic in the opening round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public A Tournament on Wednesday in Toms ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 10u Select Raider baseball team captured the Memorial Day Classic title on Monday, May 30 in Whitehouse Station, NJ.  The Raiders were crowned champions after winning three straight games in the 90+ degree heat. In game one, Alex Lysicatos and Anthony Krisnauski threw ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- After a "rough" start, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood offense and defense began clicking in the first half, minimized errors, and by the second half, dominated play vs. a solid Summit team that went 18-6 on the season. The Raiders topped the Hilltoppers, 2-0 (25-21, ...

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HOPEWELL VALLEY, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse team (18-3) now are the overall NJSIAA Group III state champions for the first time in school history after routing South Jersey representative Shawnee (16-5) in the final round of the Group III state tournament on Wednesday, ...

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