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Danbury Whalers of FHL Honor Paralyzed New Jersey High School Star With Draft Selection

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(Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger) The National Hockey League Draft may have finished up this past weekend in Philadelphia, but on Wednesday, June 25, the Danbury Whalers, a lower level minor league team participated in the Federal Hockey League Draft with not much fanfare. At the FHL Draft the Whalers, which had its “war room “ in one of More...

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By Marisa Marcellino On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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“When the Game Stands Tall” Falls Short

So, I’ll start by saying this: I love sports.  Ipso facto: I love sports movies.  I grew up idolizing “Rudy.”  My friends called me “smalls” from “Sandlot”.  I’ve been “Ice Box” from “Little More...

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By Heidi Torregroza On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Somerville Pioneer Pack, State’s Best Student Section, Shows No Limits To School Pride

With flashes of orange beaming throughout the majority of the left side of the gym, and ‘Moses’ in attendance standing front and center, it was clear that The Somerville Pioneer Pack was ready to get More...

Towns dunks during game against Colonia. (Photo by Juan Martinez)
By Heidi Torregroza On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Senior Night Allows Top Recruit Karl Towns to Give Thanks And Enjoy Supporters

Karl Towns on Senior Night at St. Joe’s of Metuchen. (Photo by Juan Martinez) Karl Towns had three years full of life changing moments to accredit Tuesday night at his high schools, St. Joseph Metuchen, More...

Missouri vs. Hofstra
By Gregg Snyder On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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2013 Double G Sports Awards Announced

Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year, Olivia Galati (Image courtesy of Hofstra Athletics) After weeks of nominations and finalist voting, the 2013 Double G Sports award recipients have been announced. Teams and More...

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By Augustine Dashiell On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Trenton Freedom Honor Four Area Athletes at Press Luncheon

The Trenton Freedom strengthened their community ties with a press conference Tuesday at Paulie’s Anna Rose restaurant in Ewing, New Jersey. The main reason for the event was the announcing of the high school More...

Malcolm X Shabbazz is led by their talented power forward, Zaire O’Neil. (Photo by Chris Hansen)
By Bob Whitney On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Three Local High Schools Crack USA Today Super 25 Preseason Girls Basketball Rankings

Malcolm X Shabbazz is led by their talented power forward, Zaire O’Neil. (Photo by Chris Hansen) A trio of local area high school girls basketball teams dot the list of the most recent USA Today Super 25 girls More...

Juwann Winfree is taking his talents to Maryland next season. (Photo used with permission)
By Heidi Torregroza On Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Local Athlete Feature: Juwann Winfree, Star WR at Dwight Morrow High School

It’s apparent that the greatest of athletes many times start their journey in places much unlike a field. Juwann Winfree, a senior star player at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ, is a prime example More...

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By David Rubin On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Don’t Underestimate the Immaculata Spartans in 2013 HS Football Playoffs

(Keith A. Muccilli/ For The Star-Ledger) It wasn’t that long ago that I was quoted on camera saying how the Immaculata Spartans would go 9-0. The 2013 season wasn’t kind to a team like the Spartans More...

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By Heidi Torregroza On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Rutgers Commit, Adonis Jennings: An Athlete Made to Perform, A Star In The Making

There are two different types of athletes in the world; athletes made to play and athletes made to perform.  Adonis Jennings, wide receiver and Rutgers commit from Sicklerville, NJ, is the perfect example of an More...