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.
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 …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Also, Adam LaBrachio wins third.
Two Hillsborough wrestlers placed at the Section 5 regional wrestling tournament at Hunterdon Central High School, Saturday, according to NJ.com, including a first place title for Rhys Weinberger in the 145 lbs. bracket. Weinberger entered the tournament as the top seed with an 18-1 record. He won a 2-1 decision over the Red Devils' Tim Higginson in the finals. Adam LaBrachio (106 bs.) took third place in the tournament, according to Trackwrestling.com, after beating Bound Brook's Gonzalo Limenza 4-2 in the wrestlebacks, after he was beat by Gianni Calo, of Bridgewater-Raritan, 3-1. Tyler Workman dropped his semi-final match in the 160 lbs bracket to Mike Fagg-Daves, Franklin, (9-3 decision), and in the wrestleback matches, lost a 5-2 …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Hillsborough High School lacrosse and basketball standout to join team for 2014 season.
Rutgers lacrosse received a commitment Kristina Dunphey for the 2014 season, according to LaCrosse News magazine. A press release posted to the magazine's site said head coach Laura Brand-Sias announced nine new members including Dunphey. "Kristina is a phenomenal athlete with a competitive fire," Brand-Sias said. "The sky is the limit with her, and I am excited to watch her grow over the next year in preparation for her time at Rutgers. Once she grasps our system, she should challenge for time early on." Dunphey is a four-year varsity letterwinner for Hillsborough, with 133 goals, 20 assists, 81 ground balls, 72 draw controls and 34 cuased turnovers in her three varisty seasons at Hillsborough High School. She scored 95 goals in her …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
NHL labor troubles may help local players gain fans.
While the National Hockey League cancels games because of deadlocked labor contract talks, local fans of the sport are considering other options—such as Hillsborough High School varsity hockey. The team's season begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Woodbridge Community Center, with the team taking on Edison in the season opener. "Another friend who is also a big hockey fan mentioned to me he is going to watch high school and college hockey and to hell with the NHL guys this year!" one varsity parent said. So hockey fans looking at an empty season for the Devils can plan ahead for the Raiders regular season schedule: Dec. 1 6 p.m.: Away Edison Dec
Freshman joins elite squad's top seven.