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July 31, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A large gathering of Union Catholic students, parents, teachers, alumni, volunteers, and members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community came out to watch local legend Sydney McLaughlin hurdle her way into the semifinals in the 400 hurdles at the Olympics in Tokyo on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations. He’s an ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Wayne Valley High School’s outstanding fencer, Francesca Russo, is in Tokyo right now, settled into the Olympic village and prepping for competition. Her road to Tokyo, though took a turn during the pandemic and COVID came very close to derailing her dream. Russo’s story is one of ...

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TOKYO, JAPAN — NJ native Sam Mattis will be throwing Discus at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Mattis will be competing on Thursday, July 29 at 8:45 p.m. on NBC. Mattis is ranked #17 in the world by worldathetics.org, and he is ranked #1 in the United States.  His personal bests and ...

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Former Patriot Hoy Park Called Up To Yankees BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Infielder Hoy Park, who began his 2021 season with the Somerset Patriots, has signed a Major League contract with the New York Yankees and has been selected to their 26-man roster, the team announced Friday afternoon. Park becomes ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Maplewood School District will be upgrading security at the Underhill Sports Complex.  Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor send this information out to the school community this afternoon in an email which states: Hello South Orange and Maplewood ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents of the Hilton neighborhood and beyond, unhappy with Maplewood Township having authorized engaging an engineering firm for pricing estimates for turf fields at DeHart Park and other locations, gathered online for a streaming meeting July 1 to discuss the potential ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Union Catholic alum and track & field legend Sydney McLaughlin set a world-record time of 51.90 in the 400-meter hurdles late Sunday, thereby earning a second opportunity to compete for the United States at the Olympic Games. McLaughlin, who competed for America in Rio in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Two members of the Columbia girls lacrosse team have been selected to the Super Essex Conference's All-Liberty Division first team. Lila Price and Lily Ramos of Columbia both were named by the conference's coaches to the 2021 Liberty Division first team. Price, a senior, ...

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Maplewood, NJ — Columbia High School Girls Ultimate Frisbee Team, known as “Sparkle Motion,” achieved the best record (5 wins, 2 losses) of any team within New Jersey this year. Sparkle Motion placed second in the State Championship after losing to Watchung by one point. CHS Senior Skylar Yarter ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Derek Chibbaro and Aiden Lefferts combined for nine strong innings on the mound before Columbia pulled out an extra-inning 3-2 baseball victory over Belleville on Saturday. Lefferts pitched four shutout innings of two-hit ball with two walks and one strikeout for the Cougars ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Jacob Messeri, who played varsity baseball for Columbia High School, has earned the 2021 Investors Bank Best Teammate Award for the school. The award was part of an evening where the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honored student athletes from member schools of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The annual men’s basketball matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall returns for the 2021-22 season as the two teams face off in the Garden State Hardwood Classic. The game is slated for Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark.  Rutgers defeated then-No. 22 ranked ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The #2-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers dominated in the state playoff opener against #15-seeded Columbia High School Cougars June 2. After a sacrifice fly RBI by Matthew Motiwalla scored Aidan Pierre for Columbia (6-13) and got the visiting Cougars to within 3-1 in the top ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Alissa Gallion drove in four runs to lead West Essex to a 10-7 softball victory over Columbia on Friday. Gallion went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double for West Essex, which scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning after trailing, 7-6, when the frame began. Julia ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence girls lacrosse team built a seven-goal halftime lead on its way to an 11-7 victory over Columbia on Wednesday. Reagan Wawzycki scored five goals for the Pioneers (8-8), who led, 8-1, at the half. Callista Slabaugh connected for three goals, and Grace Kelly ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — With Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order lifting the requirement for maintaining six-foot social distancing for outdoor settings, the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, will operate at 100% capacity at TD Bank Ballpark beginning on Friday, May 28. “We are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Anthony Ashnault, a former national champion and Rutgers wrestling’s all-time wins leader, has been hired as an assistant coach. Ashnault became the only four-time All-American and three-time Big Ten Champion in Rutgers history. He capped his career at Rutgers with an ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sydney Waldon and Kathleen Wack combined on a no-hitter to send Columbia to a 13-0 softball victory over Belleville on Tuesday. Waldon struck out nine out of the 11 batters she faced, hitting the other two, and Wack struck out five batters as the Cougars (9-12) scored three runs ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Rutgers football team will begin the 2021 season in primetime. The Scarlet Knights’ season opener against the Temple Owls at SHI Stadium has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 2, the team announced Monday. Game times and network designations will be announced at a later ...

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WARREN, NJ — The Watchung Hills boys tennis team swept Columbia on Monday in the NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4, 5-0. Results are: 1st Singles: Eric Heinzelman over Troy Lee 6-0, 6-0 2nd Singles: Nicholas Yang over Silas Silverman-Stoloff 6-2, 6-0 3rd ...

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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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