Bahamas Hero World Challenge Golf
Scottie Scheffler, of the United States, poses with the winner's trophy after his victory in the Hero World Challenge PGA Tour at the Albany Golf Club in New Providence, Bahamas, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
‘It’s time to fight’: With mom as manager, North Jersey teen boxer aims at Olympics
EAST HANOVER — Elise Soto is almost always in motion. Long brown hair braided into a tight bun, she bounced around the boxing ring during a recent practice session at the gym built by her parents, Veronica and Danny Soto, under their Fitness Superstore LLC along Route 10. ...
Morris/Sussex football: Final Top 10 rankings of the 2023 season
A terrific football season in Morris and Sussex counties has come to an end. In the end, three area teams won sectional titles and two teams reached state finals in their group. Programs set new school records and half a dozen schools won division titles in the Super Football Conference.
Leach scores 22, Fairfield beats Rider 88-81
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Jalen Leach had 22 points in Fairfield’s 88-81 victory against Rider on Sunday. Leach shot 7 of 11 from the field and 6 for 6 from the line for the Stags (2-6, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Peyton Smith scored 16 points while shooting 4 of 6 from the field and 8 for 10 from the line, and added 10 rebounds and five blocks. Jasper Floyd had 15 points and shot 3 of 5 from the field and 8 for 8 from the line.
Newton Bowling Team Heads to the Lanes for New Season, Wins First Match
NEWTON, NJ— The Newton High School bowling team, under the coaching of John Zwitkowits is hitting the lanes for the upcoming season. “I'm excited for this year,” said Zwitkowits. “Hoping for a top five finish but aiming for a top three finish.” They began their season with a win against High Point on Wednesday, winning 5-2. Braves’ high game scores: Rachel Porzilli- 451 Salvatore Serillo 449 Brad Williams- 434 Devlin Schmid- 389 Cera Steinwand- 383 There are seven key returners on the team this year including seniors Rachel Porzilli and Mackenzie Genung. The remaining returning players are sophomores Salvatore Serillo, Brad Williams, Devlin Schmid, Cera Steinwand, and Lukas Straub. The team lost one bowler Vinsent Mabee to graduation, but gained newcomer, freshman Kaitlyn Steinwand. “My sophomores made great strides last year. They love the sport and our success will ride on how much they improve throughout the year. My two seniors can surprise the league as well. They have great potential,” Zwitkowits said. Last year's record for the Newton High School bowling team was 7-20. They start their season with a 1-0 overall and NJAC-Northern division record. Their next match will be away against Jefferson on Wednesday, December 6.
Local Hero Kelsey Carr Powers Seton Hall to BIG EAST Championship After Injury Comeback
Kelsey Carr, a junior player for the Seton Hall softball team, returned to play after a shoulder injury sidelined her in the previous season. In the 2023 season, Carr's performance helped the Pirates finish 42-18 and win the BIG EAST Tournament Championship, a feat not achieved since 2005. Seton Hall head coach Angie Churchill credits Carr's success to her growth during her injury rehab.
Three-Peat! A Recap of the Wolfpack’s Improbable Playoff Run
The West Morris Central football team are back-to- back-to- back group 3 champions. Winning a sectional title is an accomplishment that just gets more and more impressive after each season; however, this year’s title run might be the best out of any of them. After a 2-0 start to the season, The Wolfpack went on to lose five of their next seven games to close out the season, squeaking into the playoffs as the sixth seed with a 4-5 record.
Michael Salvatelli is the New Head Boys Basketball Coach at Glen Ridge High
GLEN RIDGE, NJ--The Glen Ridge High boys' basketball team will begin the 2023-2024 season with a new head coach, but certainly an already familiar face. Michael Salvatelli succeeds Rich Kennedy as head coach. Salvatelli has been coaching basketball as an assistant to Kennedy, and prior to that, Liam Carr, at GR. Salvatelli is also a Ridger alum, and played for the program. "This is a great experience for me, as a former player and now the head coach," said Salvatelli, who is also a health and physical education teacher at Glen Ridge High. The Ridgers have enjoyed a lot of success under...
Par2Play Indoor Golf Facility Opens in Franklin
SOMERSET, NJ - It's tee time in Franklin. Par2Play celebrated it's grand opening on Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local business leaders and elected officials. "It's high-tech, it's comfortable and the staff is just so friendly," Franklin Mayor Phillip Kramer said. "I'm thrilled to be here tonight." Par2Play is the newest indoor simulated golf facility to open in Somerset County. The venue features climate-controlled simulator bays, HDTVs, and an event space suitable for gatherings of six to 40 guests. Patrons can also sign up for golf lessons from PGA level instructors. The Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce hosted the sold-out event at 695 Hamilton Street. "I had my birthday party here, it was great," FTCC Vice President William "Bill" Grippo said. "We had 50 people, I recommend if you're going ot have a party have it here."
'25 RB Nolan James Jr. commits to Boston College
Boston College is still working on the Class of '24, as National Signing Day is approaching, but Jeff Hafley and his staff just landed their first pledge for the Class of '25. Nolan James Jr. a running back out of DePaul Catholic in New Jersey announced on Saturday evening that he has pledged to the Eagles. A 5-11 200 pound back he held offers from BC, Syracuse, UConn, Liberty, Buffalo and UMass and does not currently have a ranking yet from 247sports.
Bernards High School Football Players Receive Accolades After Historic Season
BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- In addition to winning the first sectional championship in school history and setting a program record for victories in a season, the Bernards football team set a passel of additional records in 2023. They included: Most single season WINS in School History - 12 Senior Class 36-7 Most Wins by a class in School History 1st State Sectional Title Most POINTS in School History - 461 4th Straight Division Championship Varsity Defense allowed 82 Points 2 Passing Touchdowns allowed (Both in Playoffs) Coach Jon Simoneanu and Staff - 100th career WIN Ranked #18 in USA today public school top #20 (first time ever) Offensively As a...
Warriors On The Academic Move
Cayuette Bouknight-Sertil of Franklin was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC.
Check the yardage book: Albany for the 2023 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas
The golf course at Albany in New Providence in the Bahamas – site of the 2023 Hero World Challenge – was designed by Ernie Els and opened in 2010. The layout ranks No. 25 on Golfweek’s Best 2023 list of top courses in Mexico, the Caribbean, the Atlantic islands and Central America.
Fall Sports Recap
The Morris Hills Boys Cross Country team once again delivered an amazing 2023 Fall campaign. With amazing performances throughout the season, the team finished their Conference Dual Meet Season undefeated, earning the title of NJAC National Division Champions. Though the team will miss the leadership of seniors Shaun Andreazza, Charles Champagne, Shane Corcoran, Ishan Gajjar, Aidan Johnson, Nisval Patel, Lino Piazzi, Stephen Vadillo, and Garvin Varneckas, they hope to put forth another impressive campaign next season under Coach Mein.
North Jersey traffic - NJ Devils play at Prudential Center; closures on 80, 1&9, 46
The Devils take on the Sharks at the Prudential Center Friday night, the 97.9FM Mega Bash comes to the Rock on Saturday, and the Jonas Brothers return to their home state for a two-night stand at the arena on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. Daytime and overnight construction will cause lane closures on major roadways including Interstate 80, and U.S. highways 1&9 and 46. ...
Trump National Golf Club: A Prestigious Golfing Destination Amidst Environmental Scrutiny
The Trump National Golf Club, owned by former President Donald Trump, represents the pinnacle of luxury and challenge in the golfing world. With courses crafted by Pete Dye and the Trump Signature Design, the club has hosted top-tier tournaments like the U.S. Women's Open and boasts stunning Pacific vistas. Its transformation from the landslide-prone Ocean Trails Golf Club to a celebrated venue reflects its impact on local economies and property values, despite facing tax valuation disputes.
Morristown High School Swim Preview: Colonials Plan to Keep the Momentum Going This Winter
MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown High School swimming team plans to keep the momentum going this winter. “This season, we plan to pick up where our program left off and continue dropping time and swimming our best,” said Morristown head coach Joseph Cecala. “We are setting our standards high and we are going to work day in and day out to try and achieve them. Both of our teams have a lot of talent and I am excited to get the season started.” Returning for the boys are seniors Owen Barone and Lincoln Stuek and junior Jack MacMillan, who all return after attending the Meet of Champions last year where they placed 13th in the 200 freestyle relay. Senior Mary Gillen returns after attending the Meet of Champions last year where she placed 18th in the 100 butterfly. The boys will kick off the season when they face off against Delbarton on Thursday December 7. The girls will begin their season against Madison High School on Tuesday December 19. Sign up to get all the news as it happens at www.TAPinto.net/enews and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MorristownTAP/ and on Twitter at @MorristownTAP and on Instagram at @tapintomorristown
Men’s Wrestling Rolls to 49-3 Victory at Sussex
NEWTON, N.J. – Following yesterday's tough loss, the East Stroudsburg University men's wrestling team bounced back with a 49-3 victory over Sussex in a non-conference dual on Friday night. The Warriors responded following a pair of losses to improve to 3-2 overall in duals this season while the Skylanders...
The Wayne Hills Athlete of the Month for November 2023
Brought to you by… WAYNE, NJ – To earn the honor as Wayne Hills’ Athlete of the Month in your very first year playing a sport, shows a level of athleticism worthy of recognition and potential that is just being realized. It makes it even more special when you are playing your very first sport for a school you just transferred to in your senior year. What a great first impression! Welcome Sal Cifalino to Wayne Hills. He’s a talented baseball player who transferred here from DePaul and is now the November 2023 Athlete of the Month for his new...
Boys cross-country: Roy Hamblen of Mendham is NJ.com’s 2023 Coach of the Year
Mendham Head Coach Roy Hamblen has been apart of many championship-winning teams, but even he could tell there was something that made this team different and special. With many of the same runners returning from the previous year, The Minutemen went from a fifth-place finish in Group 3 a year ago, to taking home the state title this season, much in part to the guidance and wisdom of Hamblen.