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…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Annual race will benefit YMCA's Strong Kids campaign.
Spots are filling up quickly for this year's Hillsborough Hop 5K. The annual fundraiser sponsored by the Hillsborough branch of the Somerset Valley YMCA is scheduled for 8 a.m. June 1 and runs from the Hillsborough branch at 19 E. Mountain Road to the municipal building. “The Hillsborough Hop brings families and the community together in a fun, 5K race that encourages everyone to strive for and reach a personal fitness goal. The Hillsborough Family YMCA is pleased to sponsor an event that has continued to grow in its 13 years and has become a fun spring fitness tradition in the Hillsborough community,” said Johnathan White, senior program director at the Hillsborough Family YMCA. The race is a benefit for the Hillsborough Family …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Watchung Hills led by Abby Cline and MVP Dana Mertz in 3-1 victory.
Saturday's Somerset County softball final came down to the two teams that fought for the crown last year: Watchung Hills and Hillsborough. And just like in 2012, the Watchung Hills Warriors left as champions, with a 3-1 victory. 1 Hillsborough drew first blood, scoring in the second inning on a line drive by Jess Santelli, sending courtesy runner Josette Spenser home. But that would prove to be the only run the Raiders would score. Watchung Hills would get on the board in the fourth inning when McKayla Brady's single slid up the middle, which scored courtesy runner Madison Scuderi. In the sixth inning, Meghan Kovac singled up the middle, and a bunt single by Deanna Gonnella moved her to second. But Hillsborough would get a showstopper …
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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Ridge tops Hillsborough to claim county title.
The Ridge High School girls lacrosse team launched this season's opening game with a win over Hillsborough, and on Tuesday night faced 'boro again in a high-energy contest for the Somerset County Tournament title, played at Bridgewater-Raritan's stadium. This time, the buzzer ran with the Red Devils ahead by 19-14, giving the girls the county crown. Although the Ridge girls broke past a tie of 2-2 to score goal after goal in the first half — at one point ahead by more than a half-dozen goals — Hillsborough wasn't about to hand the Red Devils the win on a silver platter. The Raiders mounted a comeback, but not enough to turn the game around. Ridge now is 14-2 for the season, while Hillsborough is 12-6.
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 …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Raiders shut out Bridgewater-Raritan to earn 11th county championship berth in 12 years.
Hillsborough High School girls will seek their sixth county championship in 12 years after shutting out Bridgewater-Raritan 8-0 Saturday in the Somerset semifinals. Hillsborough got off to a solid start when pitcher Alexis Schengrund struck out the side in the first inning. Schengrund's teammates did their part and put up 4 runs in the same inning, putting Bridgewater on their heels. But Bridgewater looked like they were up to the task when they loaded the bases with one out in the second inning. But the Panthers were unable to capitalize and failed to score. "We hit the ball well today," said Hillsborough coach Cheryl Iaione. "We played them twice before and beat them up pretty good. But we were a little nervous today because they are a …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Franklin High School Sweeps at major track competition held at Hillsborough High School.
Host Hillsborough High School welcomed an estimated 650 boys and girls track team members from throughout the county for Tuesday's Somerset County Championships. The students participated in 15 events that included running, jumping and throwing, starting after school and continuing until the skies got dark. About 1,500 attended. Coming out on top of the boys and girls rankings were the teams from Franklin with the highest ranking Patch town Hillsborough, which captured a second for the girls and fourth for the boys. Women - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored 1) Franklin High School 137 2) Hillsborough High School 90 3) Montgomery High School 50 4) Bernards 49 5) Ridge High School 45 6) Bridgewater-Raritan HS 25 7) Mount St. Mary Academy 24 8…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
New members include a football team, Raider coaches and Jay Butler.