Sports

St. Pat’s Strickland Status Uncertain, Here Come Kyrie

By Jim Whelan When a nationally-ranked high school team loses their top player to injury, the competition usually breathes a sigh of relief.      Dexter Strickland did not start his senior year on the right foot at St. Patrick’s…

St. Mary’s Beats Rahway 80-73 To Reach Top Of MVC-Mountain Division

By Jim Whelan In past two years, both Rahway and St. Mary’s of Elizabeth have raised Mountain Valley regular season champion banners.  In 2007, the St. Mary’s Hilltoppers were crowned champions with a 19-5 record.  Last year Rahway went through…

International Gymnasts To Compete In Rahway

RAHWAY—The best rhythmic gymnasts from three countries will be competing in the Winter Stars Rhythmic Gymnastics Invitational at the Rahway Recreation Center this weekend. Among participating teams are clubs and junior olympics teams from Russia, Brazil and the United States.…

Rivals Roselle & Hillside Square Off Twice In January

By Jim Whelan Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight coined the phrase, “Players are made in the off-season.”  Mountain Valley coaches ran open gyms had and had their players hit the weights and participate in summer camps. The final year…

Elmora Youth League Opens Baseball & Softball Registration

ELIZABETH—Elmora Youth League is holding registration for their 2009 Little League baseball and ASA Softball leagues this week. “January is registration month for the league,” said Ralph Abbate, league information officer. “The next few weeks are very busy for our…

Linden Residents: Learn Karate In 2009

LINDEN – Linden students between the ages of 5 and 15 have the opportunity to learn karate through classes offered by the Department of Public Property and Community Services next year.  Grand Master Ralph Chirico, a 10th Degree Blackbelt with…

Champion Runner

  Champion Runner—Steven Payne, a third grader at Madison Elementary School in Rahway, won first place at the Cross Country Cultures 2K Run held in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 6. Payne won with a time of 8 minutes, 36…

High School Hosts Holiday Basketball Tournament

ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy  in Elizabeth, along with the Benedictine Academy Parents Association, will host the “Dr. Rosemarie Battaglia Christmas Basketball Tournament” at the school, located at 840 North Broad Street in Elizabeth, on Dec. 26, 27 and 29. Basketball teams from…