Tuesday, April 23, 2013
CHS Alum Marques Brownlee plays on state's first professional ultimate team.
Marques Brownlee can't remember when he first started playing Ultimate Frisbee, but he knows he was excited to play at Columbia High School, where the sport was founded in 1967. Now a sophomore majoring in business and technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, Brownlee is a member of the New Jersey Hammerheads, the state's first professional Ultimate Frisbee team. The Hammerheads, which has 20 players from New Jersey, is currently making its second nationals run in a row. (The team just won their season opener 29-13 this past weekend against the Rochester Dragons at Mercer County Community College.) "People new to Ultimate will likely be surprised by the fast-paced, athletic nature of the game," said Brownlee. "The throws…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Annual Ultimate Frisbee game goes down to the wire.
The third annual Community Cup had a new winner on Saturday night at Waterlands Park, as Seton Hall upset Columbia High School 16-14. Columbia High School entered the game having won the two previous games. “Even in competition, Maplewood, South Orange and Seton Hall somehow find a way to work together,” said South Orange Village President Alex Torpey. “As much as I support Seton Hall University in pretty much everything they do, I have to say that today, I am supporting my alma-mater Columbia High School.” Unfortunately for Torpey, his hopes were crushed as Seton Hall led 7-5 at halftime and stayed either tied or ahead throughout the second half. Columbia High School came back to tie the game at 14 before two straight scores by the …
Sunday, November 28, 2010
James Kaplan recalls a great teacher and an "idyllic" South Orange as he discusses his new biography of Sinatra
It takes one Jersey guy to know another. South Orange native James Kaplan has made Hoboken's Frank Sinatra the subject of his newest book, Frank: The Voice. "I heard the Jersey in his voice as a very familiar sound," says Kaplan, who moved to South Orange as a young child and attended Montrose School, the brand-new South Orange Junior High School, and Columbia High School. "Boundaries are porous in New Jersey," he explains. "If you live in South Orange, you know Maplewood, Irvington and Newark. Every place in New Jersey flows into another. This consanguity among places means that Sinatra knew South Orange, in one way or another." South Orange inspired the setting for one of Kaplan's earlier works, a novel entitled Two Guys from Verona. …
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Two ultimate games and a clinic hosted at Underhill on Saturday
On Saturday morning, a handful of parents, kids and other spectators came to Underhill Field to watch the first official Ultimate Frisbee game played in Maplewood since the seventies (OK, so now it's known as just Ultimate—the disc they use is not a Frisbee). The day began with a clinic, where young kids were allowed to get in on the fun, throwing the disc around and learning different techniques and the rules of the game. At 1 p.m., Sparkle Motion, Columbia High School's team, faced off in an exhibition game against the CHS Alumni girls. After that game was concluded, the Boys A Team, the defending state champs, battled second place team Watchung.