Lyndhurst girls’ soccer: Stay the course

The Lyndhurst High School girls’ soccer team lost their leading goal scorer and leading playmaker to graduation from a team that finished 19-3 a year ago: two young ladies who subsequently moved on to play college soccer. That should be enough for any coach to lose sleep at night going into a… Continue Reading

Blue Tide looks to turn tide with new coach Glover Jr.

Pardon Rich Glover Jr.’s enthusiasm as he takes over the moribund Harrison High School football program. Sure, Glover Jr., the son of the former Outland Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Famer from Nebraska, knows that there hasn’t been a winning football season in quite some time. That idea doesn’t frighten him at… Continue Reading

Lyndhurst’s Kesack gets QB tutorial from one of the all-time greats

Giants Super Bowl MVP Simms works with local standout When Danny Kesack returned to the Wesley College football team in Delaware last week, the Lyndhurst native had a little bit of an advantage over the other quarterbacks in the Wesley camp – namely Kesack’s personal tutor. For two… Continue Reading

Former Kearny resident Oyola pens book about faith

James Oyola cherishes the time he spent growing up in Kearny. “We moved to Kearny from New York when I was in fifth grade,” said Oyola, now an accomplished published author. “I first went to Franklin School and then I transferred to Lincoln School. I have great memories of Kearny, playing Little League… Continue Reading

QP grad Pettigrew heads to Drew as head of his class

It’s very rare when a student/athlete graduates at the top of his or her graduating class. Usually, the role of valedictorian is played by someone who spends all of their free time in a library with their noses pressed against textbooks and encyclopedia. But that wasn’t the case with the… Continue Reading

Lyndhurst’s Martin pays tribute to late softball coach

Carley Martin is a vivacious, vibrant and extremely intelligent 12-year-old girl. The Lyndhurst resident is also a spectacular young athlete, playing basketball in the winter and softball in the spring. Carley also enjoys writing. “I love to write,” Martin said. “I want to become a journalist one day. I… Continue Reading

Red Bulls now have Wright-Phillips brother act

HARRISON –  Who would have ever dreamed that a simple event like the coupling of New York Red Bulls All-Star striker Bradley Wright-Phillips with his fiancée Leanne would pay major dividends for the club six weeks later? As it turned out, the wedding turned out to be a complete blessing in… Continue Reading

Sanacore takes over as Belleville athletic director

When Tom D’Elia received a promotion to become a vice principal in the Belleville school district, it left a vacancy in the Belleville High School athletic director’s position. Well, the district didn’t wait long to hire a Belleville resident to take over for D’Elia. Dan Sanacore has been tabbed to replace… Continue Reading

Kearny boys’ camp proves that interest in basketball exists

Jovan George is an aspiring basketball player with a huge upside – his tremendous frame. George is only a 10-year-old fifth grader at Kearny’s Franklin School, but he stands about 5-foot-9, which makes him fit in with any member of the Kearny High freshman class. While George may be four years away… Continue Reading

Nutley American Little League 10s advance to state tournament

The Nutley American Little League 9-and-10- year-old All-Star team is headed to the New Jersey state tournament. The Nutley Americans earned their berth in the state tourney by coming from behind to defeat Elmora of Elizabeth, 14-9, last Friday night, winning the Section 2 championship. Nutley American had already earned the District… Continue Reading

Kearny Kids’ Kamp draws crowd of baseball-loving youngsters

Although he’s far from actually grabbing a baseball and heading to the pitcher’s mound to throw in a Little League game, Michael Jarquin now feels like he’s more than ready. Little Michael, age 7, was excited after participating in the fourth annual Kearny Kids’ Kamp recently, a week-long baseball learning… Continue Reading