Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Middle school softball team goes 6-3.
The following was submitted by Villagers coach and parent Alex Nicholas. The 2013 Maplewood/South Orange Villagers Fast pitch girls' Middle School softball team, which plays in the Suburban League of Essex County, just finished a very successful Spring season. During the regular season, the Villagers recorded 6 wins and 3 losses. They had some big wins, topping Millburn 17-0 and Nutley 20-2. The team also beat Montclair 5-2 in a tight pitching duel and suffered some competitive losses to Cedar Grove and Caldwell. Last weekend in the single elimination playoffs, the Villagers defeated Belleville 10-7 in the quarter finals and Bloomfield 15-9 in the semifinals to advance to the Championship game against West Caldwell/Caldwell on Monday, …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Cobras baseball team wore pink jerseys, pink socks, and pink sweatbands to mark a special game played on Cameron Field
The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Cobras baseball team dressed for awareness at their special Mother’s Day game on May 12. The team plays on Cameron Field in South Orange. To raise awareness for breast cancer, the team wore pink jerseys, pink socks, and pink sweatbands. School parent and breast cancer survivor Sharon Cohn, shown in the picture with her family, threw out the first pitch and shared some inspiring words. The team defeated Torah Academy of Bergen County 4-0, holding onto their undefeated record for the season.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Olivia Baker is singled out for achievements at Penn Relays.
Columbia High School junior Olivia Baker, who was named the Most Outstanding High School Girls Athlete of the Meet for Relay Events at the Penn Relays last month, is in the May 13 issue of Sports Illustrated. Baker is featured in the magazine's 'Faces In The Crowd,' for her performance at the 119th Penn Relays in Philadelphia, where she helped rally the Cougars from a six-second deficit in the 4 x 800, according to SI. The Cougar's time was the third fastest in New Jersey history and the top high school finish in the nation this season. Baker also ran a 53.5 to anchor Columbia's fourth-place 4 x 400 team. For more details, see the website. The CHS Track Team was honored by the South Orange - Maplewood School District in February for …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Spring running season continues into June
Spring running season continues into June, as a number of local groups sponsor 5 and 10K races. June 2: Montclair YMCA 2 Mile & 10K Run 973 744-3400 Paper application: http://mycdn.montclairymca.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/10K_2013_mailer.pdf Online registration through May 27: www.raceforum.com/montclair Pleasant Valley Twilight Challenge 5K, Basking Ridge 908 204-2523 Download Application CompuScoreReg.com Online Registration June 8 Club Metro 5K Run, Jersey City Download Application CompuScore Online Registration June 9 Portugal Day 5K Run, Newark firstname.lastname@example.org Download Application 201-650-1220 CompuScore Online Registration June 15 Florham Park Jaycees 5K Run 973-236-1280 Tom Lukasiewicz Download Application June 17 …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Pirates and Scarlet Knights announce eight-year agreement to keep alternating home sites for men's basketball.
Seton Hall University’s and Rutgers University’s Divisions of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday an eight-year agreement to continue the men’s basketball series at alternating home sites beginning this upcoming season, according to the SHU Pirates site. The first game will be at the Rutgers Athletic Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. "Continuing a local college basketball rivalry with such a rich tradition only made sense," said Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard. Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan said he was "very excited" about the news. "It helps to build spirit and is good for our University, our fans, our students and the New Jersey basketball community," he said. Seton Hall’s four games in the series will take …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Susie McCabe of South Orange ran the Susan G Komen 5K
Susie McCabe of South Orange was the second female finisher in Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K in West Orange. Congratulations!