Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Team will face Garfield in second round of NJSIAA games.
The Parsippany High School boys baseball team is moving on to the second round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 tournament after defeating Caldwell on Monday 5-3, according to the Star-Ledger. Parsippany, seeded 14, will now move on to face Garfield, seeded 6, on Friday in the second round of the tournament. Parsippany was able to gain a five-point lead after David Samuel gained two RBIs and a run and Nick Leitner had an additional RBI, according to the Ledger. The game was played in West Caldwell.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Top prize is $7,000 at the finals, which take place June 22 on Jenkinson's Boardwalk.
Two Parsippany fitness athletes are among the competitors who last Saturday won the right to compete in the finals at the SuperFit Championships on the Jersey Shore. Tracey Magee and Kyle Baluyot, representing Parsippany's Surge CrossFit on New Road, were among the participants in the SuperFit Championships, a series of intense qualifying fitness competitions. The final qualifying event was held at the Morristown National Guard Armory. Magee and Baluyot placed in the competition and now move on to the championships at Jenkinson’s Beach on the Boardwalk on June 22, where the final ‘SuperFitters’ will vie for a $7,000 prize purse. At the final qualifier, men and women competed in three fitness events: a timed burpee-box jump and slam ball …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Middle schools won all the marbles at the Morris County Wrestling Championship in March and received recognition from the school board Thursday.
The Parsippany Board of Education presented a host of student awards at its Thursday meeting at Brooklawn Elementary School, including acknowledgement of a major achievement. Assistant Superintendent of Schools John T. Fitzsimons presented the Central Middle School varsity wrestling team with plaques for coming in first place at the 2012-13 Morris County Wrestling Championship. The Cougars are celebrating what Coach Pedro Hernandez said was a winning season, as the CMS wrestlers finished with a 9-1 record, the best in the league. 1st place in the Greater Morris County Wrestling Championship. This year's county championship is the team's second in three years. The eighth graders leave Central with a dual match middle school record of 23-…
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Hundreds turned out for PTE Opening Day April 27.
Fans, families, volunteers, dignitaries and players turned out for what they hope will be another exciting season of Par-Troy Little League East baseball and softball. On April 27, opening day ceremonies were held for the league at the PTE complex in Lake Hiawatha, with the ceremonial first pitch thrown by Parsippany Town Council member Jonathan Nelson. And photos were taken—lots of them—by PTE, which wanted to share the fun and festivities. In 2012, the league saw major success when its 11/12 All Stars team won state and regional titles that took them to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Center tells SI.com in first-person account he "didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.”
Former New Jersey Nets center Jason Collins, who played for six seasons with the team including a championship run in the 2002-03 season, revealed he was gay in a soon-to-be published story. Collins said in a first-person account in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated posted on SI.com that he “didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.” He tells the magazine, “I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.” In the story, Collins describes how the first person he came out to was his aunt, a Superior Court judge in San …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The west side's boys and girls of summer celebrated a brand new year on the diamond.
Play ball! That was the cry after the Par-Troy West Little League's opening day festivities last Thursday. Hundreds of boys and girls, their parents and local dignitaries were on hand to kick off a season of hitting and pitching and, hopefully, lots of home runs. As is traditional, the evening featured speeches, team introductions and the grand march of the players around a PTWLL field. Following the ceremonies, a new year of youth ball—and likely, new memories—began with the first day of games. League President Frank Neglia said more than 750 kids get to experience the thrill of playing baseball and softball through PTWLL.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Whippany business has fighters from 6 years old to professionals fighting around the world.
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Monday, April 22