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October 11, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team won decisively in its first game, and then went on to pull out a 25-9, 25-17 victory over Morristown-Beard on Tuesday. Jaelen Clyburn led the Cougars (12-2) with five kills and also blocked a ball. Jillian Canning collected three blocks and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Although Columbia entered the game with the better record, Montclair put on a dominant performance to defeat the Cougars' football team, 35-0, Saturday afternoon. Solomon Brennan threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter as the Mounties (3-3) opened a 14-0 lead. Jordan ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Charlie Herley scored two goals to lead Columbia to a 4-0 boys soccer victory over Glen Ridge in the first round of the Essex County Tournament on Thursday. Columbia (8-3) generated a lot of offense in the second half, when the Cougars scored three of their four ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex girls soccer team moved on in the Essex County Tournament with a 3-1 victory over Columbia in the first round on Wednesday. Lauren Geiger finished with one goal and two assists for West Essex, which led, 2-1, at the half. Abby Azzinnari and Ava Visaggio ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Stephen Henry, a running back for the Columbia High School football team, has been nominated for the Heart of a Giant Award. The New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery have announced that Henry is one of 60 student-athletes to be considered for USA Football's 2021 Heart ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rayel Hunter and Jared Massey scored two touchdowns apiece to lead West Orange to a 42-7 football victory over Columbia. The Mountaineers (3-2) scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to open a 21-0 halftime lead. Zander Lipsey passed for two touchdowns in the first half, ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Columbia boys soccer team won a key Essex County matchup with a 4-3 victory over Caldwell on Tuesday. Charlie Herley scored two goals and had one assist for the Cougars (6-3). Cyrus Merriweather and Jack Niles each scored one goal for Columbia. RJ Benn and Roan ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School girls volleyball team established early control and went on to a 25-3, 25-7 victory over Technology High of Newark on Monday. Jaelen Clyburn finished with a team-high nine kills and one block for the Cougars (7-2), and Julia Roses compiled 12 assists in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Columbia High School quarterback Tarik Huff was almost perfect Friday night. Huff completed nine of 10 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns, and accumulated 73 yards and a touchdown on three carries for Columbia (3-1) in the victory. The Cougars built a 21-0 lead by ...

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UNION, NJ — The Columbia boys soccer team scored a 1-0 victory over Union on Friday. Charlie Herley scored the only goal with an assist from R.J. Benn. Columbia goalie Cole Strupp made seven saves. The Cougars (5-3) had started the season with four consecutive victories, but then lost three ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team won two close games to seal a 25-19, 25-20 verdict over Cedar Grove on Monday. Allie Harris led Columbia (5-1) with three kills and four service points. Jaelen Clyburn collected two kills and one block, and Jillian Canning had two kills and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team remained undefeated with a 25-9, 25-16 victory over Irvington on Wednesday. Allie Harris finished with three kills and six service points, and Danielle Ilunga and Julianne Hatton-Henigan came up with two kills apiece for the Cougars ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Columbia field hockey team scored two goals in the fourth quarter to rally for a 3-1 victory over Verona on Tuesday. Sawyer Dahlen scored two goals and assisted on the other for the Cougars (3-0), who led, 1-0, after three quarters. Neither team scored in the first half. Kat ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia scored both its goals in the second half to come away with a 2-0 boys soccer victory over Glen Ridge on Tuesday. Andersen Jiminez and Cyrus Merriweather each scored one goal and Christian DeJesus contributed an assist for the Cougars (3-0). Columbia's third consecutive ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than $4,000 was raised for Epilepsy Services of New Jersey during the recent Third Annual Laura Holtz Tennis Tournament for Epilepsy, according to organizers. They congratulated tournament champions Mark Bochner and Eric Bochner and runners-up Lara Tomlin and Barry ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team won its third straight match, 25-18, 25-16, over Payne Tech on Monday. Allie Harris finished with five kills, three service points and two aces, and Jaelen Clyburn had four kills and a block for the Cougars (3-0). Avery Anderson totaled seven ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — R.J. Benn assisted on both goals to help Columbia to a 2-0 boys soccer victory over Verona in the opening game at Underhill Field Thursday. Benno Broncel scored in the opening half to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. In the second half, James Van Varick converted a Benn pass for the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood voters will be able to vote this November on a proposal to block the spending of $1.8 million for artificial turf at DeHart Park, according to a county official. Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin, in an email to TAPinto SOMA, said he decided the question will appear on ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Stephen Henry scored three touchdowns to lead Columbia to a 27-7 football victory in the first game for both teams on Friday. After Morristown took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter, Henry rushed for two TDs in the second quarter, going in from six yards out and then from nine ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Showing perseverance amid pandemic challenges, the Columbia High School fall sports program will start on time and feature the school’s tennis, field hockey, soccer, volleyball and football programs. Asked what the community can look forward to, Columbia High School Interim ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A debt referendum petition related to artificial turf at DeHart Park, which was submitted last week, has been certified and will be on the November election ballot. Maplewood Township Clerk Liz Fritzen said she certified the petition as compliant Tuesday and referred it to the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A petition to put the bonding ordinance that would fund artificial turf at DeHart Park on the ballot as a debt referendum was submitted to the Maplewood Clerk’s Office yesterday, Aug. 9. Some 45 community members made “a total group effort” to collect the 1,080 signatures ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ – When Ezinne Kalu stepped onto the basketball court in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer to represent the Nigerian women’s team, her Newark upbringing was not lost on her. Born and raised in Newark, Kalu said life in the Brick City wasn’t always glitz and glam. For Kalu, ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ – Players and coaches from the New York Giants paid a visit to the newly refurbished Eddie Moraes Stadium in Newark this weekend to interact and engage with youth football programs around the city.  Big Blue’s visit to the Brick City came as part of an NFL-led initiative this summer, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New Columbia High School graduates Lily Kubany and Lindsay Gross have started a petition to have the Underhill Sports Complex renamed for Moussa Fofana, who was shot and killed there on June 6.  Kubany was friends with Moussa from the soccer program. He was a star on the boys’ ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — 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 ...

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