Nutley’s Kojic makes history with Essex swim title

Few people know about Nutley High School’s swimming program, let alone the fact that it is…

Athlete of the Week Burgos turns street ball experience into HS success

When Edward Burgos first moved to Harrison from the Dominican Republic, he initially didn’t try out…

Kearny’s Hyams sets the tone on both ends of the court

For the last three years, Ava Hyams has been counted upon to be a facilitator on…

Nutley wrestler makes instant impact — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Brandon Toraznzo’s initial introduction to wrestling wasn’t necessarily an easy one. Such early struggles are certainly…

Kone takes over has Harrison’s goalkeeper, is Athlete of the Week

A few days before the start of the state tournament, Harrison coach Mike Rusek told his…

Raefski leads Kearny to state tournament victory with dreams of more to come

The first half horn sounded and Paige Raefski walked off the field with her Kearny girls’…

AOTW: Added experience pays off for Belleville’s Bajuz

John Spina can remember watching Christina Bajuz struggle at times as a sophomore. And while there…

LHS sophomore Morinho: Captain, 5-touchdown game and now Athlete of the Week

Roddy Morinho may only be a sophomore at Lyndhurst High School, but he already has a…

Lyndhurst’s Wise breaks out with 11 goals, is Athlete of the Week

Tyler Wise might not have opened the season the way he wanted to as he was…

Chong & Ferreira both shine on the gridiron, are The Observer’s Co-Athletes of the Week

Whenever Adonis Chong or Gabe Ferreira is in need of a little motivation, all one has…

3-sport star John Lembo, of Lyndhurst, is The Observer’s 2022 Male Athlete of the Year

If John Lembo’s time at Lyndhurst could be summed up in just one play, one moment,…

Mackenzie Albert shines in 4 years at Nutley HS, is The Observer’s 2022 Athlete of the Year

If you heard the sound of a foot striking a soccer ball in Owens or Glotzbach…