Tag Archive for Jim Whelan

High School Basketball Predictions

By Jim Whelan The 2008-2009 basketball season will tip off on Friday, Dec. 19.  Locally, the Union County heavyweights will square off against some of the state’s premiere teams in the Hoop Group Tip Off Classic.  This will be the…

Oratory Prep Looks To Get Out Of The Basement

By James Whelan The 2007 season started out with a wealth of possibilities and optimism for Oratory Prep.  Winning their Christmas tournament and taking a 4-5 record into the heart of the Mountain Valley season, Oratory looked like they might…

Linden’s Bruce Will Play For A-10 School; St. Pat’s Bennett Heads To George Mason

By Jim Whelan St. Joseph’s University coach Phil Martelli has reason to smile lately. Not only did he get a contract extension until the 2015-2016 season, he got his man when Linden’s David Bruce gave a verbal commitment to the…

Hanratty Works To Build Football Tradition

By Jim Whelan Governor Livingston coach Terry Hanratty is working to build a football tradition at the Union County school.  A proven winner, Hanratty knows what it takes. The 2008 campaign brings a lot of question marks and some uncertainty,…

Orr Wins With Soul

By Jim Whelan Former Elizabeth High School and Rutgers University standout Raheem Orr helped the Jon Bon Jovi Philadelphia Soul to its first-ever arena football championship. Orr was a three-year starter at Elizabeth High School and helped lead the Minutemen…

Giants Foundation Helps Local Football Programs Get Started

By Jim Whelan The play was called “Phantom” in the New York Giants’ playbook. Eli Manning chucked a prayer and David Tyree came down with a catch that made the Montclair native a household name during Super Bowl XLII. Orange…

Rahway’s Clark Staying: Scotch Plains Going And Class Of 2008 Moving On

By Jim Whelan After some rethinking Rahway’s Earl Clark decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft. The third year of college basketball will give benefit both the Louisville Cardinals and Clark. Unlike Clark, who was eligible to return…