Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Cobras baseball team took on Torah Academy on Sunday in South Orange.
Playing against Torah Academy of Bergen County, the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Cobras baseball team dressed for awareness at their special Mother’s Day game on May 12. The teams played on Cameron Field located in South Orange. To raise awareness for breast cancer, the Kushner team wore pink jerseys, pink socks, and pink sweatbands. School parent and breast cancer survivor Sharon Cohn, shown in the picture with her family, threw out the first pitch and shared some inspiring words. Torah Academy of Bergen County was defeated 4-0.
Monday, March 25, 2013
From soccer, baseball and golf to track and skateboarding, Livingston offers a myriad of spring sports programs. Here's what you need to know.
Livingston, well-known for its public school sports programs, also offers a host of other recreational sports programs. Many Livingston athletes have not only benefitted from these programs—they have gone on to enjoy college level and professional sports. In fact, Livingston is the home of Olympian Brian Jamieson, a rower who won a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, in the quad scull event, professional basketball player Steve Nisenson, who set Hofstra's all-time scoring record, and the national collegiate season free throw percentage record, Stephanie DelPreore, all time leading girls basketball scorer (redounding and scoring record) for LHS and head women’s basketball and track coach at the University of Bridgeport, Conn, and …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Bronx Bombers seem to be losing some of their allure as its hometown rival has a great season start.
The New York Yankees are usually the favorites during baseball season and its hometown rival—the Mets—end up being the hopeful stepsister each spring. But this season, it seems the pinstriped champs have lost some of their lustre. With the New York Mets 4-2 record, the team started off with a powerful season after losing free agent National League batting average leader, Jose Reyes. The Yankees have a 4-3 record, but have not shown the pitching prowess that they've invested in. The Mets hit the road this weekend for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Yankees are playing against Albert Pujols and the Angels at Yankee Stadium. Though the season has a long way to go, it isn't too soon to cast your vote on which will…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Signups are open for the Livingston Senior Baseball League.
Major League Baseball players will report for Spring Training in about two weeks and the season is around the corner. Locally, the Livingston Senior Baseball League is open for enrollment. The league allows baseball players 13 to 16-years-old to play games on regulation-sized fields on Okner Parkway Field, 200 Okner Parkway, and at Heritage Middle School, 20 Foxcroft Dr., said Pat O'Connor, the league president. In-person sign up sessions will take place noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and on March 3 at the township Senior and Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave. The season runs April 9 to mid-June. The league plays in two divisions - one for the 13-year-olds moving up from Little League, and another division for players 14-to 16-year-olds. "We …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Livingston Cal Ripken Baseball Club is looking for members.
Budding baseball stars interested in playing in competitive games this spring are being given the opportunity to join a local youth club. The Livingston Cal Ripken Baseball Club is holding electronic sign ups for local 11- and 12-year-olds who want to play the game "at the next level." The program is intended to be supplemental to Little League, said Jon Fetner, the club president. All games will take place at the Northland complex. The children will follow regular baseball rules and they will play on a field with a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths, Fetner said. The club is open to a limited number of players and the playing season will be from April to mid-June. Fetner said the games will not conflict with games for the …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Yogi Berra Museum hosts a panel discussion on two greats.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
In the late 1940s and 1950, both Yogi Berra and Roy Campanella were two of the most fascinating sports figures in America. Both were beloved athletes – Berra, a star catcher with the Yankees and Campanella, a star catcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers – who lived through a time when the game grew and changed as the world went through World War II and social changes. Baseball in New York experienced monumental changes as the city went from a three-team baseball city to just the Yankees when the Dodgers and Giants left for California and the Golden Age of Baseball began. But the pair also lived incredible lives and had remarkable life stories – often riddled with inaccuracies. For instance, Campanella was ostracized for his ethnic background…
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Home runs lift Nationals in must-win game.
Home runs lifted Livingston Little Leaguers on Saturday to stay alive in the state championship. The National 9-10 boys had suffered their first loss on Friday night when they faced a strong team from Manasquan/Brielle. Manasquan jumped out to an 8-run lead at the end of three innings but the Nationals fought back to make the game interesting. In the end, Manasquan held the Nationals off to win the game by the score of 14-9. This meant it was do or die for the Section 2 Champion Nationals in this double-elimination tournament. Another loss and they would be out of the competition. On Saturday, July 23, the Nationals played the Section 1 Champion team from Lackawanna. Lackawanna had loss their first game on Friday as well, so with each team…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Livingston Post 201 drops opener 16-1 to Lyndhurst.
For the young Livingston Post 201 American Legion team, Wednesday was a rude introduction to the state playoffs. It would be a game to forget as Livingston lost 16-1 to Lyndhurst Post 139 in the opening round of the double-elimination District 1 tournament yesterday at Teener Field in Union. "The problem is we're boys against men," Livingston head coach Chris Politan said. "Our average age is about 16 with some 15 (year olds), and they're (older). It's a big difference. We're more of a development high school team and they're more of a team which is put together to win this tournament." Livingston quickly found itself in early trouble as starting pitcher Luke Rodino hurt his right heel in the first inning when he was spiked on a play at …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Post 201, 16-3 for the season, falls short of comeback in Essex County title game.
Chris Politan is hoping that a loss might just be the thing for the state playoffs. Last season, the Livingston Post 201 Senior American Legion team won the Essex County title, but was knocked out in two games in the state district double elimination tournament. On Saturday Post 201 staged a late comeback, but fell short of its third straight Essex County championship. The team fell 7-5 to Vailsburg, a team that includes mainly Seton Hall Prep players, on Saturday afternoon at the Oval in Livingston. Despite the loss Livingston received one of the two Essex County bids to the state district tournament since they won the American division. Post 201 will be playing 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon against Lyndhurst in Union at Teener Field. It was…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Livingston Post 201 falls 7-5 to Vailsburg in Essex County title game.
Livingston Post 201 lost 7-5 to Vailsburg for the Essex County Championship on Saturday afternoon. Patch will have full game coverage but in the meantime here's a look in photos of the American Legion teams in action at the Memorial Oval in Livingston.