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April 3, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Columbia baseball team opened its season with a 4-1 loss to Caldwell on Friday. The Chiefs got two runs in the first inning and two more in the bottom of the fifth, and Nick Bergamotto drove all of them in. The senior second baseman hit a two-run home run and a two-run ...

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Seton Hall Women’s Basketball Beats Middle Tennessee to Reach WNIT Championship   MURFREESBORO, TN – The Seton Hall women’s basketball team on Thursday defeated Tennessee State to emerge the winner of the WNIT semifinal by a score of 74 to 73 The Pirates now head to the WNIT championship ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia baseball team, after enduring a 7-13 campaign a year ago, is back with a bunch of seniors to make a run at a better record this spring. The Cougars open their season Friday afternoon at Caldwell. Columbia returns about 90 innings of varsity pitching experience, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Columbia boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 10-4 victory over Cedar Grove on Wednesday. Four Cougar players scored two goals apiece, led by Cole Abel, who also had two assists. Jonah Wolpov, Lachlan Campbell and RJ Benn also scored two goals apiece. Shane ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — As the St. Peter's University Men's Basketball Team boarded their bus for the two-hour journey to Philadelphia on Wednesday one fan predicted to TAPinto Jersey that there was "something huge coming" for the Peacocks. On Friday, having already achieved more than enough success ...

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UNION CITY, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team couldn't get past Union City, losing on Wednesday, 53-36, in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 4 state tournament to Union City. Shana Desir finished with nine points, six rebounds and three blocks for Columbia (14-8), ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to eliminate Kearny, 58-53, in the first round of the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament on Monday. Talia Baptiste scored 13 points for Columbia (14-7), which trailed, 21-16, at halftime before ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ _ The South Orange-Maplewood School District plans to reopen Underhill Field to the public on Saturday. Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor said at Thursday’s board meeting he was happy to share the news of the reopening. But he added the field will be closing on May 15th for ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia opened a 34-point lead by halftime on its way to a 69-30 girls basketball victory over Villa Walsh on Thursday. Talia Baptiste scored 17 points for the Cougars (13-7), who outscored Villa Walsh, 22-2, in the second quarter to open a 44-10 lead. Bella Galatt finished ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball team held off a fourth-quarter rally to defeat West Caldwell Tech, 59-54, on Monday. Jalen Robinson scored 18 points, handed out four assists and made four steals for the Cougars (9-10), who outscored Tech, 19-11, in the third quarter to open a 48-34 ...

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February 18, 2022 – Lindsey Minor, a junior at Columbia High School, is now the #3 women’s high school épée Fencer in New Jersey.  The state’s best boys and girls fencers gathered at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway on Sunday, February 13  for the NJSIAA Individual Championships.   Among ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Leah Connell scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Columbia to a 53-37 girls basketball victory over West Orange on Thursday. Shana Desir finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two assists for the Cougars (12-7), who pulled away with a 15-7 showing in the fourth ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Jalen Robinson collected 20 points, nine assists and five steals to lead the Columbia boys basketball team to a 65-61 victory over Montclair Immaculate Thursday night. Andrew Rowley totaled 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Cougars (8-10), who outscored Immaculate, 17-13, in the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball team put some distance between itself and Irvington in the third quarter and went on to a 68-58 victory Tuesday night. Andrew Rowley scored 22 points, cleared 14 rebounds and made four steals for the Cougars (7-10), who outscored the Blue Knights, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team shot out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter and went on to a 49-35 victory over Nutley on Monday. Talia Baptiste scored 15 points for the Cougars (11-7), who led, 20-6, after one quarter. Bella Galatt finished with 12 points for Columbia, ...

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ENGLEWOOD, NJ - The 2021-'22 season of the Nutley/Bloomfield/Columbia ice hockey team came to an end on Thursday night with a 5-2 loss to Frisch in the first round of the Kelly Cup at the Mackay Ice Arena in Englewood. Frisch (7-3-3) was seeded fourth for the tournament while ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Newark Central came back from a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat the Columbia girls basketball team, 46-40, in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday. Bella Galatt scored 13 points to lead Columbia (10-7), which took a 15-5 lead after a quarter and ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- University High School built a 15-point lead by halftime and then warded off Columbia's comeback effort for a 45-37 girls basketball victory on Thursday. Paradise Fisher finished with 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds for University (8-6), which led, 23-8, at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- A 20-point fourth quarter put the finishing touches on Columbia's 55-38 girls basketball victory over West Essex on Tuesday. Bella Galatt led Columbia (10-5) with 13 points. The Cougars outscored West Essex, 20-11, in the fourth quarter to add on to an eight-point lead. Shana ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Jalen Robinson scored 16 points and handed out seven assists to lift the Columbia boys basketball team to a 61-42 victory over University on Tuesday. Jaden Myers finished with 15 points and four assists for the Cougars (5-9), who outscored University, 18-9, in the fourth ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J.-The Columbia High School boys basketball team lost to heartbreaker to Newark University today. The loss eliminates the Cougars from the county tournament and drops the team to 4-9 on the season. Senior guard Xavier Sprosta led Columbia with 12 points. Freshman guard Jaden ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J.-The Columbia High School girls basketball team beat Verona 45-29 today in an Essex County Tournament Round of 16 matchup.   Junior guard Bella Galatt led the Cougars with 11 points. Junior guard Shana Desir finished with 10 points, and sophomores Talia Baptiste and Summer Lonning ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J.-The Columbia High School Girls’ Basketball team lost to Montclair Immaculate tonight 49-28. The loss drops the Cougars to (8-5) on the season. Junior guard Shana Desir led the Cougars with eight points and sophomore guard Talia Baptiste finished with seven points.   The ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Clinging to a one-point lead after three quarters, Newark East Side pulled away for a 60-53 boys basketball victory over Columbia on Thursday. Sutan Fitzpatrick scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds for East Side (8-6), which outscored the Cougars, 13-7, down the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Columbia held off a fourth-quarter rally by Hanover Park for a 47-46 girls basketball victory over the Hornets on Tuesday. Talia Baptiste scored 18 points for the Cougars (8-4), who led, 38-30, going into the fourth quarter. Allie Harris finished with eight points for Columbia, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J-The Columbia High School girls basketball team will be number two seed in the upcoming Essex County Tournament (ECT). The Columbia boys basketball squad received the number six seed for the boys’ tournament. Both tournaments weren’t played last year due to COVID-19. The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- In a game against one of Union County's best teams. the Columbia girls basketball team lost a 46-34 decision to New Providence Friday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for Columbia High School for Saturday morning, but the snowy forecast and gym availability ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Tyson Carroll of Columbia High School was the second-place finisher in his weight class at the Essex County Wresting Tournament Wednesday at Richard Codey Arena. Carroll, wrestling at 215 pounds, pinned Leandro Brito of Bloomfield in just 21 seconds to reach the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team built a nine-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 52-32 victory over Nutley on Tuesday. Shana Desir scored 13 points for the Cougars (7-3), who took a 19-10 lead after one quarter and extended that to a 23-point lead by ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball team came back in the fourth quarter to surge to a 45-39 victory over Irvington on Tuesday. Shelton Colwell scored 14 points and came down with eight rebounds for Columbia (3-7), which trailed, 34-30, before outscoring the Blue Knights, 15-5, in the ...

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