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June 27, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Three members of the Columbia High School baseball team have been selected to the 2022 Super Essex Conference Liberty Division First Team. Luke Nomura, Brandon Doubek and Zach Johnson of Columbia were named to the first team in a poll of the conference's coaches. Nomura, a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Four members of the Columbia High School girls lacrosse team have been named to the 2022 Super Essex Conference All-Liberty Division First Team. Jamie Fardin, Olivia Fitzsimmons, Ada Stout and Julianne Hatton-Henigan of Columbia all were voted to the first team in a poll of the ...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ -- One member each from the Columbia High School boys' and girls' track teams finished in the top 10 in their respective events in the NJSIAA Group 4 track and field championships last weekend at Franklin High School. Senior Nate Lindstrom of Columbia finished ninth in the boys ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- The Columbia baseball team's run in the sectional tournament ended at the hands of a possible future pro. Nazier Mule hit three home runs and drove in four runs to lead Passaic Tech to a 6-0 victory over the Cougars in the semifinal round of the Section 1, Group 4 tournament on ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia baseball team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1, Group 4 tournament with an 8-4 victory over Ridgewood on Saturday. The Cougars (17-11) will play at Passaic Tech in the semifinal round on Tuesday. Nate Berenberg went 2-for-2 with three RBI for ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Luke Nomura doubled in two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Columbia a 4-3 baseball victory over Bloomfield in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 4 tournament on Wednesday. Brandon Doubek hit a solo home run for the Cougars (16-11) and Nomura went ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An agreement with a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company will broadcast Rutgers football and men’s basketball games to more listeners in and around the tri-state area and beyond. A multiyear agreement with Audacy promises to raise the Scarlet ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia took command with five runs in the fourth inning and went on to post a 12-6 softball victory over Livingston on Wednesday. Tess Schram went 4-for-5 and scored four runs for the Cougars (10-12), who led, 8-1, after the fourth inning. Maisie Pietruski knocked in three ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Zach Johnson drove in four runs to lead Columbia to a 13-3 baseball victory over Verona on Wednesday. Johnson and Luke Nomura each went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Nomura also hit a home run for Columbia (14-8), which scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hellah Sidibe, the first African-American to run across the United States, will visit the area next week to tell his historic story and join others with a “fun run.” Last year, Sidibe ran 3,061-miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in only 84 days. That’s about 36 miles per ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Jamie Fardin scored five goals to lead Columbia to a 19-7 girls lacrosse victory over West Orange on Friday. Susanna Knutsen had three goals and three assists, and Evie Campbell had three goals and two assists for the Cougars (9-5), who led, 12-4, at halftime. Sophia ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Luca Simoniello and Jalen Hardy combined on a five-inning three-hitter to lead Columbia to a 10-0 baseball victory over Whippany Park on Thursday. Brandon Doubek went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI for the Cougars (13-7), who led, 5-0, after two innings. Aidan Pierre ...

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MILLBURN, NJ -- Millburn left fielder Alex Wilson went over the fence to rob Columbia batter Brandon Doubek of a potential game-tying home run for the last out of Millburn's 5-4 baseball victory over Columbia in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Wednesday. Millburn ...

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COLUMBIA, NJ -- Dylan Sullivan pitched a five-inning two-hitter and Columbia defeated Verona, 10-0, in the first round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Monday. Sullivan struck out six batters and walked one for the Cougars (12-6), who took command early with three runs in the first inning and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Cole Abel scored four goals to lead Columbia to a 12-6 boys lacrosse victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy on Friday. Shane Knezovic and Aidan Kemp each scored two goals for the Cougars (10-4). Max Gigante had a goal and an assist, and won 13 of 21 faceoffs. Jonah Wolpov ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Junior catcher Brandon Doubek drove in five runs to lead Columbia to an 8-6 baseball victory over Seton Hall Prep on Wednesday. Doubek went 2-for-4 with a home run, rasing his batting average above .470 for the season. Luke Nomura went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Aidan Pierre ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia softball team advanced in the opening round of the Essex County Tournament with a 10-0 victory over Caldwell on Wednesday. Mady Rowell pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks for the victory. Maisie Pietruski went 1-for-2 with three RBI ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For the first time in over 10 years, Columbia High School Girls Lacrosse Cougars advance to quarter-final round in the Essex County Tournament.  They play at West Essex HS May 2, 4pm. The W over Mt. St. Dominic was one of the best wins of the season, impressive 2nd ...

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South Orange/Maplewood, NJ - Following a two-year hiatus for the Opening Day Parade and celebrations, Saturday Morning, April 30 saw the return the Parade kick off at its usual 9:30am Starting time. Prior to the actual start of the parade, Columbia High School Band Director had members of the ...

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Jahan Dotson is a son of East Orange and the product of two hardworking parents who raised a very talented and humble son. Last night, the Washington Commanders picked the receiver number 16 in the first round of the NFL draft. While many athletes anticipate draft night, texting all their ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Dylan Sullivan pitched a one-hitter as the Columbia baseball team posted a 2-0 shutout over West Orange on Wednesday afternoon. Sullivan threw 91 pitches in seven innings, struck out nine batters and walked two. Sullivan, a senior, has allowed one earned run in his last 19 2/3 ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Mount St. Dominic pulled away in the second half for a 9-5 girls lacrosse victory over Columbia on Tuesday. Jamie Fardin scored two goals for Columbia (5-4), which trailed, 5-4, at halftime. Katie O'Mara, Susanna Knutsen and Olivia Fitzsimmons scored one goal apiece for the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia baseball team racked up a 10-run lead after two innings and went on to a 14-1 victory over Newark Academy on Monday. Luke Nomura hit a three-run home run for the Cougars (8-4), who scored four runs in the first innings, six in the second and then two each in the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- R.J. Benn scored four goals to lead Columbia to a 13-3 boys lacrosse victory over Immaculata on Saturday. Shane Knezovic led the Cougars (7-2) in assists with six and also scored a goal. Cole Abel flicked in three goals for Columbia. Aidan Kemp netted two goals, Jonah Wolpov ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia softball team scored five runs in the fifth inning on its way to an 8-3 victory over West Essex on Wednesday. Maisie Petruski doubled and drove in three runs, and Juliette Licata went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Cougars (2-5), who scored three runs in the first ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Columbia boys lacrosse team rang up a 13-point lead by halftime on its way to a 20-1 victory over Verona on Monday. Aidan Kemp scored six goals and passed for one assist and Shane Knezovic collected four goals and five assists for the Cougars (5-2). Dylan Pillsbury-Clarke ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia scored four runs on just two hits in the third inning and went on to post a 7-4 baseball victory over Union on Friday. The Farmers (2-6) were playing their fourth game in five days. Union's pitching has generally been a strength in an inconsistent early season, and the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School girls lacrosse team came off Monday’s 10-9 squeaker of a victory against Livingston to stride to a more comfortable 12-6 win over Villa Walsh on Wednesday. The win, which put the Cougars at 4-2 on the season, saw sophomore attacker Olivia Fitzsimmons bury ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys lacrosse team scored five unanswered goals in the first quarter and went on to defeat Oratory Prep, 16-3, on Wednesday. Sumner Verdun finished with five goals and two assists and RJ Benn had four goals and two assists for the Cougars. Cole Abel chipped in with ...

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