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January 22, 2022

PATERSON, NJ -- The St. Joseph of Montvale boys basketball team put the clamps on Columbia's offense, defeating the Cougars, 43-27, on Saturday. Columbia (2-7) trailed, 21-16, at halftime, then was limited to eight points in the third quarter and just three in the fourth. Shelton Colwell, who ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team opened a 10-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 45-33 victory over Delaware Valley on Saturday. Talia Baptiste fired in 26 points for the Cougars (6-3), who took a 15-5 lead by the end of the first period and led, 23-15, at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball team fell behind by nine points in the first quarter against a strong opponent and couldn't come all the way back, falling to Newark Central, 64-50, Thursday. Jalen Robinson scored 14 points for the Cougars (2-6), who trailed, 17-8, after eight ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -- Leah Connell scored 13 points to lead three scorers in double digits as the Columbia girls basketball team defeated East Orange, 55-51, on Thursday. Allie Harris finished with 11 points for the Cougars (5-3), who outscored East Orange, 26-21, in the second half. Talia ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Montclair Immaculate broke it open in the third quarter en route to a 75-55 boys basketball victory over Columbia on Tuesday. Point guard Jalen Robinson scored 19 points and finished with seven assists, six rebounds and five steals for the Cougars (2-5), who trailed by seven at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team broke it open in the third quarter and went on to post a 57-43 victory over West Orange on the road Tuesday. Talia Baptiste connected for 17 points for the Cougars (4-3), who outscored West Orange, 22-12, in the third quarter to open a 48-31 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia opened a six-point halftime lead and pulled away for a 48-37 girls basketball victory over Ridge on Saturday. Bella Galatt scored 15 points and made four steals for the Columbia (3-3), which outscored the Red Devils, 16-11, in the first quarter and led, 27-21, at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team made a statement with a big victory over a perennially strong University High School team, 62-59, on Thursday. Talia Baptiste scored 17 points, handed out five assists and made four steals for Columbia (2-3), which jumped out to a 16-9 lead ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball team was seeking a repeat of recent history in its matchup with Seton Hall Prep Thursday night, but it wasn't to be. Seton Hall Prep took command in the third quarter and went on to a 65-53 victory over the Cougars. The last time the teams met, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Wrestling in a dual meet for just the second time this season, Columbia lost, 51-24, to Glen Ridge Wednesday afternoon. Columbia highlights included 113-pound entry Jared Van Allen pinning his opponent in 4:37. The Cougars also received pins at 138 pounds and 215 pounds.    ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J-The Columbia hoops squad is back on the court and appears to be hitting its stride and finding its identity. After beating Rahway last Saturday, the Cougars got their second consecutive win Tuesday Jan. 11, beating Newark University High School 84-65 to move to 2-3 on the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, N.J-The Columbia High School girls’ basketball team lost today to West Essex, 65-64. The loss drops the Cougars to 1-3 on the year. Sophomore guard Talia Baptiste led the team with 25 points and junior guard Shana Desir added 19 points.                Momentum is a sacred term in ...

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PLAINFIELD, N.J.-The Columbia High School boys’ basketball team got its first win of the season today, beating Rahway 50-36 at the Dii’jon Allen-Jordan classic in Plainfield. Senior guard Jalen Robinson led the Cougars with 15 points, and freshman Shelton Colwell and sophomore Jaden Myers each had ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team secured its first victory of the season with a 56-50 decision over Roselle Catholic on Saturday. Talia Baptiste scored 16 points for the Cougars (1-2), who opened a 14-8 lead after one quarter. Shana Desir finished with 15 points and Jaime ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood were hit with the first major snowfall of winter last night. Four to six inches of snow fell in the towns, but roads were clear by Friday morning. Sidewalk clearance depended on the street and whether residents used their shovels or snowblowers but busy ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Newark East Side scored 34 points in the fourth quarter to overtake Columbia for a 75-68 boys basketball victory Thursday night. Sutan Fitzpatrick scored 27 points for East Side, which outscored the Cougars, 34-21, in the final quarter. Jalen Robinson finished with 22 points, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - While we’re in the midst of winter the last thing on people’s minds is baseball. Despite the cold weather outside, today marks the opening of registration for the South Orange Maplewood baseball Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth spring league. Registration is open to all children in South ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Rocco Albanese set the tone with a first-period goal on a penalty shot and three teammates also tallied as the Nutley-Columbia-Bloomfield tri-op ice hockey team earned a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Watchung Hills on Wednesday night at Codey Arena in West Orange. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball team opened its season with a 72-63 loss to Newark Central on the road Friday night. Columbia opened a 26-16 lead in the first half before Central rallied. Point guard Jalen Robinson led the Cougars with 24 points. Xavier Spostra finished with 10 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School girls swim team on Thursday notched its second victory of the season by defeating Morristown. The Cougars beat the Colonials 93-77, bringing their record to 2-1.  The victory followed another that took place Dec. 14 when Columbia's girl swimmers ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Army-Navy Game, one of college football’s greatest rivalries, returns to the Meadowlands for the first time in almost two decades on Saturday, Dec. 11, as the Black Knights of Army (8-3) play the Midshipmen of Navy (3-8). Most often, the game is played in Philadelphia, but ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Nutley-Columbia-Bloomfield tri-op certainly got its 2021-22 season underway in style. Led by two goals from Paul Poplawski and a goal and two assists from Alex Benkert the Maroon Raiders posted a 5-0 victory over Millburn on Saturday, Nov. 27 at Codey Arena in West ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Three members of the Columbia girls volleyball team have been named to the 2021 Super Essex Conference All-Colonial Division First Team. Avery Anderson, Jillian Canning and Jaelen Clyburn of Columbia (14-9) all were selected to the first team in a poll of the conference's ...

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- Columbia rallied, but fell short in overtime to lose, 4-3, to North Bergen in the opening round of the Section 1, Group 4 girls soccer tournament on Tuesday. North Bergen (13-4) took a 3-1 lead by halftime, but the Cougars (5-12-2) rallied back with a pair of goals in the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Livingston scored a goal in each half and shut down the Columbia attack to come away with a 2-0 victory in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 4 state tournament on Monday. Andrew Pessoa and Lucas Chisarick each scored a goal for the fifth-seeded Lancers (16-3-1).

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Eight new inductees (including one team) were honored at the 15th annual Columbia High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies held earlier this week. The Columbia High School Athletic Hall of Fame honors special achievements and contributions by individuals associated with ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys soccer team lost its final game of the regular season, 3-2 in overtime, to Lakeland on Thursday. The Cougars (11-6) got out of the gate quickly, taking a 2-0 lead in the first half. Charlie Herley scored both goals, on assists by Christian DeJesus and Jaiden ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Stephen Henry enjoyed another big night as the Columbia football team rolled toa 41-6 victory over Newark East Side on Friday. The senior running back scored four touchdowns in the first quarter, helping the Cougars (5-3) build a 34-0 lead by halftime. Henry broke loose for TD ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia boys soccer team got goals from three different players and posted a 3-0 shutout of Dayton Friday night. Charlie Herley scored a goal and assisted on another for the Cougars (11-5), who had a 2-0 lead at halftime. Zach Johnson and Sebastian Kalogerou also scored ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Columbia scored the only goal of the second half to decide a 2-1 victory over Bloomfield in boys soccer on Wednesday. Christian DeJesus and Anderson Jimenez scored the goals for the Cougars (10-5-1). The goal for Bloomfield (6-10-1) came from Nathan Russell. RJ Benn and ...

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