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May 21, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia boys lacrosse team got off 37 shots in a 14-5 victory over Gov. Livingston of Berkeley Heights at home on Thursday. RJ Benn scored four goals and assisted on one for the Cougars (7-5), who also got two goals and four assists from Max Morganstein. Lachlan Campbell ...

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CLIFTON, NJ — Sydney Waldon pitched a one-hitter to lead Columbia to a 5-0 softball victory over Clifton on Wednesday. Waldon struck out 16 batters and walked none for the Cougars (7-10), who scored one run in the third inning and four runs in the sixth. Waldon also singled and drove in two ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood plans to engage engineers to price out installing turf on some area fields and implementing other improvements as residents say field conditions pose dangers to athletes. The Township Committee approved on Tuesday working with engineers to provide estimates for ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona girls lacrosse team had a double dose of success on Thursday after a 16-7 victory gives the squad a win on ‘Senior Night’ while simultaneously advancing in the Essex County Tournament.  “It’s hard to do the senior night and play a big game, there’s a lot of ebbs and flows ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Joetta Clark, a 1980 graduate of Columbia High School, has been selected as part of the NJSIAA Gallagher/Bollinger Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.  All inductees were selected by a statewide committee of journalists and both active and retired school administrators. A four-time ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Sophomore right-hander Nick Williams pitched six strong innings and the Columbia baseball team defeated Belleville, 10-3, on Tuesday. The only run Williams allowed was unearned, he struck out five batters, walked none and gave up five hits. Ryan Helfenstein, Luke Nomura and ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The Columbia softball team scored all its runs in the first inning and held on for a 5-4 victory over West Essex on Monday. Sydney Waldon went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Amelia Sherman rapped a two-run single for the Cougars (5-4), who finished with seven hits. Waldon ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Columbia pounded out 11 hits en route to a 9-5 baseball victory over Newark Academy on Friday. Aidan Pierre went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and one run scored, and Jack Maitlin singled in two runs for the Cougars (3-3), who scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-0 ...

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COLONIA, NJ — Sydney Waldon pitched a one-hitter to send Columbia to a 5-0 softball victory over Colonia on Wednesday. Waldon struck out 13 batters and walked three for Columbia (3-2), which scored two runs in the first inning and two in the fifth. Lillie Austin doubled in a run, and Emma ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In a classic pitchers' duel, the Columbia baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally for a 3-2 victory over Verona on Monday. It was the first loss for Verona (3-0), which got six no-hit innings from senior left-hander Pierce Coppola, who struck out 11, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The past two weekends marked the opening of the baseball season for the youngsters of South Orange and Maplewood.  Getting the kids out there safely meant no opening ceremonies or parades this year. The baseball committee made that decision in late February, when planning for ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sophomore right-hander Nick Williams took a three-hitter into the seventh inning and was the winning pitcher in Columbia's 7-4 baseball victory over Cedar Grove on Saturday. Jacob Messeri went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI and Charlie Herley and Zach Johnson each had ...

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KEARNY, NJ — Sydney Waldon pitched a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and two walks over five innings to lift Columbia to a 13-0 softball victory over Kearny on Thursday. The Cougars scored in each of the game's five innings. Sam Stein hit two doubles and knocked in two runs and Emma Caruso went ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Owen Murphy pitched six innings of one-hit ball and the West Orange baseball team posted a 4-1 victory over Columbia High School on opening day Monday. Murphy struck out eight, walked five batters and gave up one run before Matthew Bove came on to pitch a scoreless seventh ...

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NEW JERSEY — This is opening weekend of Trout Season and to celebrate, state waters have been stocked with a half million rainbow trout. For a full list of locations, click HERE “Thanks to DEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which has been hard at work with advanced trout stocking, New Jersey ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Undefeated Columbia won its ninth girls volleyball game in a row with a 25-13, 25-27, 25-17 victory over Bloomfield on Thursday. Corteney Provilon-Louis finished with eight kills, five blocks and four digs; and Kaijhe Hall had eight kills and four blocks for Columbia. Lily ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team remained undefeated with a 25-15, 26-24 victory over Barringer on Tuesday. Lily Alvarez came up with a team-high 23 digs and Kaijhe Hall had nine kills and one block for the Cougars (8-0). Corteney Provilon-Louis finished with six kills, five ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Columbia girls volleyball team remained undefeated with a 25-21, 21-25, 25-15 victory over East Orange on Thursday. Kaijhe Hall led the Cougars (7-0) with eight kills and three blocks, and Lily Alvarez paced the team with six digs, eight service points and three ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team maintained its undefeated record with a 25-20, 25-5 victory over Payne Tech on Tuesday. Corteney Provilon-Louis and Zauri Wimberly each came through with a team-high five kills and Kaijhe Hall finished with four kills and three blocks for the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team remained undefeated following a 25-14, 25-9 victory over Newark Collegiate on Thursday. Lily Alvarez finished with nine digs, five service points and three aces, and Kaijhe Hall came through with four kills and two blocks for the Cougars ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Cougars varsity girls basketball family has two more reasons to be proud of their undefeated squad: the team was named the Essex County Team of the Year and third-year head coach Chuck Keegan was named Coach of the Year by Sideline Chatter, an online ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ — In a meeting of undefeated squads, the Columbia girls volleyball team came out on top in a 25-17, 13-25, 27-25 victory over Belleville on Tuesday. Jane Fleetwood finished with eight kills, four digs and nine assists for the Cougars (4-0), who got nine digs, one kill and eight ...

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For the first time since 1983, Rutgers men's basketball was victorious in an NCAA Tournament game. Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991, the No. 10 seeded Scarlet Knights performed on the big stage, defeating No. 7 seed Clemson by a final score of 60-56 at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball team is off to a 2-0 start after a 25-14, 25-12 victory over Barringer on Thursday. Kaijhe Hall came up with five blocks and two kills for the Cougars, who got six assists, four service points and two aces from Zoe Hall. Jane Fleetwood, Zauri ...

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TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy has announced that effective Friday, March 19, at 6 a.m., the ban on outdoor interstate youth competitions will be lifted. Attendees at outdoor sports competitions will be limited to players, coaches, and officials, and up to two parents or guardians per ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls volleyball opened its season with a victory over East Orange by scores of 25-11, 25-15. Jane Fleetwood finished with five digs, six kills and four service points for the Cougars, who got a team-high nine digs from Lily Alvarez. Avery Anderson had five ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — If you haven't yet heard from your favorite Rutgers basketball fan, the men's team is heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years. RU (15-11) has the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region during the bracket reveal on CBS Sunday night, to take on No. 7 Clemson ...

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ENGLEWOOD, NJ — In its final game of the 2021 season, the Nutley/Columbia High co-op ice hockey team displayed the same trait it had many times this season — its resiliency. The Maroon Raiders trailed by two goals twice against Tenafly but battled back to forge a 3-3 tie on Thursday, March 4 at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team closed out its season with a five-game winning streak, defeating West Orange, 67-63, in the final game on Saturday. Senior guard Nigel Garcia scored 26 points, grabbed five rebounds and passed for three assists for the Cougars (11-4), who opened ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The Columbia girls basketball team closed out its abbreviated schedule with an unbeaten record after knocking off Mount St. Dominic, 51-32, on Thursday. Bella Galatt and Zahra Alexander each scored 14 points for the Cougars (13-0), who led Mount St. Dominic, 24-19, at the half and ...

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