Monday, April 29, 2013
Team takes fundraising challenge for Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness in game against Hunterdon Central.
Hillsborough High School boys’ varsity lacrosse will play Hunterdon Central's Red Devils Wednesday while wearing white and pink uniforms as a special Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness effort. The game against Hunterdon Central High School begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hillsborough High School, and the HHS Lacrosse Booster Club is hoping to fill the stands to support not only the team but especially the cause. The Booster Club and the HHS Boys’ Lacrosse teams sold 300 pink and white “Pinnies” to raise money for breast cancer research. A significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. The pinnies went on sale at HHS on April 26 and sold out within 24 hours. Students who purchased a pinnie …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Player known for charitable efforts as much as gridiron successes sees portrait added to public gallery.
The visage of NFL Pro Bowler and Hillsborough High School alum Shaun O'Hara joined Hillsborough's public art gallery Friday as his portrait was unveiled at the opening of the Hillsborough Cultural Arts Commission's ninth Annual Fine Art and Photography Exhibit. The exhibit opened with a collection of works by area students and adults, which were judged by professional artists. Awards were presented for the judge's first, second and third place choices, as well as honorable mentions. But it was O'Hara's appearance that captivated the crowd. A player known as much for his off-the-field charitable efforts as his outstanding performance on the field as a center for the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants, O'Hara joked about only being in the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Freshman from Hillsborough allows one hit in nine inning win.
Just three days removed from arguably the finest Wagner pitching performance in the program's Division I history, freshman LHP Paul Mammino, of Hillsborough, has been named as the College Baseball Insider Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week. Mammino fired a complete-game one-hitter in leading the Seahawks to an 8-1 win over Central Connecticut in the teams' series finale this past Sunday. Mammino was magnificent in securing a series split for the Green & White, and the freshman lefty nearly threw a no-hitter in the process. The first-year Wagner hurler twirled a nine-inning, complete-game victory and took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning against the Blue Devils. After recording the first out, Dylan DelaCruz laced a single …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Football game will be in honor of famed Sgt. John Basilone.
To celebrate a late Marine who means a great deal to Somerset County, and give graduating seniors one last opportunity to play football with their peers, the Somerset County Coaches Association is joining with the Marine Corps for the first ever Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone Bowl Game. The event will be held at 6 p.m. June 28 at the Basilone Field at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Pre-game ceremonies will begin at 5:30 p.m. “We are proud to work on the first annual game that celebrates academic excellence and quality of character,” said Maj. Michael Ogden, commanding officer at the Recruiting Station New Jersey, in a Tuesday press conference announcing the event. “It is bringing 85 athletes together from across Somerset County.” The game is…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
First quarter scoring gives Panthers an edge.
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School boys lacrosse team, ranked No. 10 by NJ.com, took on rival Hillsborough in a regular season game played Wednesday at home. The Panthers were looking to get another game in the win column against their neighbor to the South after a loss Monday to undefeated No. 3 ranked Moorestown—the Panthers got the win this time to get back to a 500 record. The reigning two-time Tournament of Champions champion Panthers are making the transition into 2013 with essentially a new team. "We have a new bunch of kids and we are finding our way," said Bridgewater head coach Chuck Apel. "We are learning as we go and we are playing some young kids and are struggling in some spots." The Panthers took the offensive from the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
David Chung, Brad Zdroik, Lindsay Temple, Rachel Stoddard and Julieyanna Parker help set new national records.
Two national records and three New Jersey Swimming records propelled Somerset Valley YMCA to a fifth place overall finish at YMCA Nationals held in Greensboro, N.C., on April 3-6. SVY followed up its fourth consecutive NJ Y State Championship win with its most successful Y National meetever under Head Coach Matt Donovan. The men’s team finished third and the women’s team finished fourth overall. Nine out of 10 SVY relays placed in the top eight overall at the meet in Greensboro Aquatic Center in one of the fastest YMCA National meets in recent history. The men’s 200 and 400 medley relay team of Dylan Sali of Bridgewater High School, Zack Warner of Montgomery High School, and David Chung and Brad Zdroik of Hillsborough High School not only …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
May 10 event will help support local athletes.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Records? Set 'em. Titles? Won 'em. National ranking? Got it.
Sometimes, a little distance can give one a better perspective on just how far you've gone. Case in point: the Hillsborough High School girls relay swim team of Lindsey Temple, Rachel Stoddard, Julieyanna Parker and Jacquelynn Parker, whose accomplishments in the 2012-2013 season goes beyond most superlatives. Listen as HHS Principal Karen Bingert recaps the highlights during the April 8 Hillsborough Board of Education meeting, including automatic qualification for All-American status.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …