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March 2, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The undefeated Columbia girls basketball team won for the 12th game in a row with a 58-33 victory over Bloomfield on Tuesday. Zahra Alexander and Corteney Provilon-Louis each scored 11 points for the Cougars, who took a 16-5 lead after one quarter and led, 29-10, at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team put up 32 points in the opening quarter on its way to an 83-59 victory over Piscataway on Monday. Sophomore point guard Jalen Robinson went for 22 points, 10 assists and three steals for Columbia (10-4), which opened a 19-point lead by the end of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — The Nutley/Columbia High co-op ice hockey team fought valiantly for over two periods but in the end, suffered a 3-0 loss to third-seeded Cranford in the opening round of the 2021 Kelly Cup on Saturday night at Warinanco Park in Roselle. “We played them hard and it was 0-0 entering ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team opened an 11-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 60-49 victory over Payne Tech on Saturday. Sophomore point guard Jalen Robinson finished with 15 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Cougars (9-4), who led, 17-6, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 69-40 victory over Livingston on Saturday. Corteney Provilon-Louis, Samiya Hill and Zahra Alexander all scored 14 points apiece for the Cougars (11-0), who outscored the Lancers, 18-8, in the first quarter and built an ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls basketball team maintained its undefeated record with a 61-43 victory over Caldwell on Thursday. Zahra Alexander scored 23 points for the Cougars (18-8), who outscored Caldwell, 18-8, in the second quarter to take a 31-16 lead. Corteney Provilon-Louis ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team established a seven-point lead in the first quarter and went on to post a 55-41 victory over Seton Hall Prep on Tuesday night. Forward Josiah Lawful dominated the inside for the Cougars with 17 rebounds and seven blocked shots to go with 12 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers plans to increase spectator capacity at its athletic venues effective immediately. In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 225, which was announced Monday morning, the university plans to permit two parents or guardians of each Rutgers ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Undefeated Columbia broke out to a 20-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 76-30 girls basketball victory over Newark Tech on Wednesday. Zahra Alexander scored 13 points for the Cougars (9-0), who led, 33-13, after one quarter. Corteney Provilon-Louis connected for 12 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Columbia girls basketball team is still undefeated after a 58-44 victory over Arts High School on Saturday. Zahra Alexander scored 18 points for the Cougars (7-0), who outscored Arts, 16-4, in the third quarter to open a 45-29 lead. Kaijhe Hall finished with 11 points and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team handed University its first loss of the season, 66-61, on Saturday. Nigel Garcia led the way with 20 points for the Cougars (6-2), who rallied from a five-point deficit after three quarters by outscoring University, 22-12, in the final ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors. “I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 64-18 victory over Bloomfield on Thursday. Zahra Alexander scored 17 points for Columbia (6-0), which opened a 30-7 lead with a 19-5 outburst in the second quarter. Corteney Provilon-Louis and Samaiya Hill scored 10 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team opened an 18-point lead in the first quarter on its way to an 89-54 victory over Payne Tech on Tuesday. Senior guard Nigel Garcia scored 25 points and passed for two assists for the Cougars (5-1), who led, 25-7, after one quarter, then really put ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ — Drew Pearson, the star wide receiver for the great Dallas Cowboys teams of the 1970s, was announced as one of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 on Saturday, Feb. 6. Some local residents will remember that long before his NFL fame, he was a wide receiver and all-state ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — After suffering a heart-breaking, buzzer-beating defeat less than 48 hours earlier, the Nutley / Columbia co-op ice hockey team left nothing to chance in its next endeavor. The Maroon Raiders exploded for a season-high 12 goals, including seven in the opening period, to power to a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- A fast start catapulted the Columbia boys basketball team to a 58-44 victory over visiting Irvington Saturday afternoon. Sophomore point guard Jalen Robinson scored 21 points and handed out 10 assists for the Cougars (4-1), who opened the game by taking a 20-6 lead after one ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team held Montclair to just two points in the second quarter and went on to a 56-53 victory over the Mounties on Thursday. Senior guard Nigel Garcia scored 17 points and canned four 3-pointers for the Cougars (3-1), who outscored Montclair, 9-2, in ...

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ENGLEWOOD, NJ — Nutley's Rocco Albanese was in the right place at the right time. Albanese, a junior, scored the game-winning goal off a rebound with just 10.6 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Nutley-Columbia High ice hockey team to a dramatic 4-3 victory over The Frisch School ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nigel Garcia scored 17 points to lead Columbia to a 58-51 boys basketball victory over Plainfield Saturday afternoon. Sophomore point guard Jalen Robinson scored 15 points and dished out six assists for the Cougars (2-1), who outscored Plainfield, 17-11, in the third quarter to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia boys basketball team ran out to a 28-point halftime lead on its way to a 71-50 victory over Newark East Side Thursday night. Josiah Lawful scored 18 points and came down with 10 rebounds for the Cougars (1-1), who led by 13 after one quarter and then extended that to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia broke the game open with a big second quarter en route to a 69-23 girls basketball victory over Arts High School in the first game of the season on Wednesday. Zahra Alexander scored 13 points for the Cougars, who outscored Arts, 24-5, in the second quarter to take a ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Just three days after their first game of the season against Livingston, Millburn Ice Hockey was back in action for a Saturday matinée tilt against the Nutley Raiders. This contest showcased the Millburn offense, as they downed Nutley/Columbia by a 4-1 final. The Millers came out ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — With so many games being squeezed into a short amount of time, a fast start is imperative to a team's success in this truncated hockey season. And the Nutley/Columbia High co-op team certainly started off its 12-game regular-season campaign in the right fashion, recording a 3-0 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Baseball program is open to all children (ages 5-15 as of April 30, 2021) who live in South Orange or Maplewood or attend school in either town. All players must register by February 1st. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  The success of the program rests with ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — When the Nutley-Columbia High co-op ice hockey team finally takes the ice for the 2021 season, it will do so with a new head coach at the helm. Dave Macri, a youth hockey coach for more than 20 years, including the last eight for Nutley and Clifton, was approved for the job in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After a forced time-out of nearly one month, indoor sports in New Jersey returned this weekend, clearing the way for the start of the high school sports winter season. Since Gov. Phil Murphy did not extend his December 5 ban placed on organized indoor sports — practices and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. However, the regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The NJSIAA’s Sports Advisory Task Force — the statewide group of athletic administrators tasked with developing a return-to-play plan for New Jersey high school sports — has released its plan for the spring sports season. In keeping with its pledge to providing as complete a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Accolades for the 2020 fall high school sports season began to roll out this past week, as the Super Essex Conference released their All-Conference team as voted on by coaches throughout the region. The Columbia High School Cougars girls soccer team saw junior Elodie Reeves named ...

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