Monday, January 30, 2012
Cougar 106-pounder wins county wrestling championship and is named Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Khari-Elijah Jarrett pinned Nutley's Anthony DeLorenzo in 2:26 to win the county championship at 106 pounds on Saturday at Richard Codey Arena in West Orange. Jarrett's performance also earned him the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award, voted on by the coaches for the best overall wrestler in the tournament. Columbia's Chris Auriemma (170) and Rodney Cenat (HVY) reached the semifinals in their respective weight classes. Auriemma placed third, and Cenat fourth. The Cougars finished eighth overall with 76 points. Nutley was the tournament's team winner. Top three finishes for Columbia: Khari-Elijah Jarret: 1st place 106 pounds Chris Auriemma: 3rd place 170 pounds Top ten team finishes: Nutely: 203 West Orange: 169 Seton Hall Prep: 153.5 West …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
See which teams and players made this year's list
Most of South Orange and Maplewood's great sports moments of 2011 came early and often, but the Columbia High School boys basketball team delivered a late-year present on 12/19 with their defeat of Seton Hall Prep. Read on! 1. 2/26 - Olivia Baker wins 400 Meet of Champions: The freshman phenom burst onto the scence in the winter and continued to dominate her event in the spring. She won easily, nearly two seconds faster than the competition. Look for Baker to be a regular on this list for the next three years. 2. 3/3/11 - Columbia fencing goes back-to-back: The Cougar boys have not lost a match in over two years and kept the streak alive in the state finals last winter, edging Montclair by one point to win the title. It was the second …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Columbia's girls soccer team lost 3-2 to Caldwell in their final game of the season.
Margot Kleinberg picked up two goals, but the Columbia girls soccer team fell short against Caldwell, losing 3-2 in their final game of the season. The girls finished up with a 7-8-2 record.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Columbia girls soccer gets over .500
Columbia High School Weekly Sports Wrap The Cougar girls soccer team was unbeaten this past week, notching a pair of 1-0 victories over Millburn and Nutley. The wins got the girls over 500 at 7-6-2. Columbia got goals from Julia Bender and Julianne Savoy. The Cougars face Hunterdon Central in the opening round of the North II Group 4 state sectional playoffs. Boys Cross Country: David McCombs took sixth overall in this weekend’s Essex County Championship meet at Brookdale Park in Montclair. McCombs ran a 16:02.1 to help lead the boys to a 10th place finish overall. Boys Soccer: Columbia may have picked up its biggest and best win of the season, knocking off a top 20 opponent in Millburn, 1-0. Mark Yearick scored the game’s lone goal to …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The South Orange-Maplewood sports week in review.
Columbia High School Weekly Sports Wrap The Columbia football team fell to 1-5 on Friday night, falling to Bloomfield, 37-14. Both Justin and Evans Osuji scored touchdowns for Columbia, which is still in search of its first American Division win of the season. Volleyball The Cougar girls earned their fifth win of the season on Monday, defeating Irvington 2-1. However, the girls lost twice later in the week against Mt. St. Dominic and West Orange and their record currently sits at 5-9. Girls Tennis Columbia picked up their sixth win of the fall on Tuesday with a 5-0 win over the previously 10-5 Bloomfield girls. Columbia is 6-10.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The past week in Columbia sports
Columbia Weekly Sports Wrap Up David McCombs placed fifth in the Super Essex Conference Championship American Division meet on Tuesday, coming in at 16:49.4. Will Spangler's 12th place finish helped propel the boys cross country team to a third place finish. Field Hockey The Cougar girls picked up their second win of the season, defeating Governor Livingston 1-0. Jane Mousseau scored the only goal of the game for Columbia, while Mary Grace Cobbs picked up 14 saves. The Cougars are 2-11-1. Girls Soccer Margot Kleinberg scored two goals and assisted three times in three games this past week, helping the Cougars win two and improve to 5-6-1. However, the girls were eliminated from the Essex County Tournament in a 2-0 loss to Glen Ridge on …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Kleinberg's two goals got girls soccer back in the win column.
Margot Kleinberg - Columbia Girls Soccer: The Cougar forward helped propel the girls to their second win of the season, improving them to 2-4 overall. Kleinberg netted the game's only two goals, which also happened to be her first scores of the season. The win was Columbia's first in nearly two weeks. Cougar Cuts It has been a rough week in Cougar nation. Of all of the games played in the last seven days, the Columbia varsity teams have just one win and are a combined 1-12. With playoff cutoff dates looming later this month. With the exception of football and tennis, all of the other sports' playoff dates will be here in three weeks. It may seem like enough time, but with rainouts, cancellations and postponements, there's no telling what …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Hudson, Osuji lead Columbia football to win
Deion Hudson & Justin Osuji: Columbia Football: The Cougar boys got their first win of the season and both Hudson and Osuji ended the game with two touchdowns in a 28-6 romp. Junior quarterback Hudson, also threw a two-point conversion pass, as well as a td pass and a running touchdown. Osuji ran both of his scores in. Cougar Cuts: Congratulations are in order. Columbia football head coach, Eugene Kline, picked up the first win of his young coaching career on Friday. Kline served as the defensive coordinator for the Cougars for the last few years and took over the team just days before the start of the season, when then head coach and current CHS Athletics Director stepped down for personal and health reasons. Obviously Kline was thrown …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Olivia Baker gets it done on the court.
Olivia Baker - Girls Tennis: Despite the girls tennis team being off to an 0-4 start this fall, Olivia Baker, who is normally known for her 400 meter times, has been a great surprise for the Cougars at second singles. Baker is 2-2 overall and went 2-1 this week for Columbia. Cougar Cuts It seems like the Columbia athletics programs are going through some culture shock or something, because every CHS team is below .500 through the first full week of the fall season. The football team, which played its first ever home night game on Friday in a blowout loss to East Orange, looks like they might still be better suited for the Liberty Division. The Super Essex Conference American Division has two top 10 programs in the state and some other very…
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Olivia Baker set the county on fire this week.
Olivia Baker - Columbia track: In what has been one of the most successful freshman seasons in recent history, Baker continued to amaze at the annual Essex County Championships, where her four gold medal performance led the girls to a fifth consecutive county title. Baker won the 200, 400, 800 and anchored the winning 4x400 team. Xavier McIntosh - Columbia jumper: McIntosh was the highest scorer in the county championships for the Cougar boys. He won second place in the high jump and fourth in the triple jump on Friday at Woodman Field. Cougar Cuts: And then there were only two. While it’s fair to say that most everyone would’ve expected that the Columbia boys and especially the girls track teams would still be relevant as we head into the…