Wednesday, January 4, 2012
See which teams and players made this year's list.
Maybe more than any other high school in the county, Livingston had success in multiple sports this past year, making this list very difficult to compile. Both tennis teams had standout seasons, the volleyball team was dominant, the track squad made some noise and then we can't forget about wrestling. Here are the Top Ten moments of the year: 1. 6/3 - Livingston tennis equals perfect: The boys finished up 37-0 and as the top team in the state, claiming the Tournament of Champions crown. They were powered by Thomas Caputo at first singles, Varun Dyapa at third, Brandon Goldstein at second, Matt Wolf and Jesse Bloom on first doubles and Kevin Sun and Spencer Luster on second doubles. 2. 11/19 Livingston girls volleyball reach Tournament of …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
A look back at the week in sports
Livingston High School weekly sports wrap up The Livingston girls volleyball team avenged its only loss of the season on Saturday, when the girls defeated Hunterdon Central in the Group 4 Championships at William Paterson University. Nancy Yang had a monster game, tallying 13 kills in the win, and the Lancers improved to 27-1. They won (25- 21, 25-17). Livingston now moves on to the Tournament of Champions on Saturday, where they'll face Demarest. Livingston defeated Westfield in the North Grou4 semis, before getting a 2-1 victory over North Hunterdon in the sectional finals on Thursday. Girls soccer: Livingston ran into its nemesis for this season, losing for a third time to the Mounties on Thursday, in the North I Group 4 state sectional…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Football improves to 6-0; both soccer teams, girls tennis advance in tournaments.
Football The Lancer football team improved to 6-0 on Saturday with a 38-0 Homecoming victory over Newark West Side in Livingston. Quarterback Andrew Egner threw for four touchdowns and 246 yards in the win for Livingston, while teammate Zach Wolkstein tallied 103 receiving yards and a touchdown. Boys Soccer Seventh-seeded Livingston earned a 1-0 upset victory over second-seeded West Orange in the Essex County Tournament on Saturday. Tomer Niv scored the winning goal for the Lancers late in the first half. The boys went 2-1 overall last week, losing 3-0 to West Orange on Thursday before getting the more important victory on Saturday. Girls Soccer The girls improved to 12-1-1 this week, going 3-0 and advancing to the ECT semifinals with a 4-…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Livingston hits a homerun with fall Thunder Rumble softball tournament.
It was beautiful weekend for softball as parents and players packed their equipment bags and traveled to the Livingston National Little League & Softball fields to participate in the inaugural Livingston Fall Thunder Rumble Tournament. Beginning Friday night, girls’ softball teams battled it out for position and the right to play in the championship game on Sunday. Many older Thunder players came to staff the snack bar while coaches cooked food and groomed the fields. Indeed, many board members extended their shifts and watched along with other fans of softball who came to the fields to take in the sights, sounds and smells of a softball tournament. The smell of the sausage and peppers emanating from the grill was by far the favorite. …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Livingston's 14-U softball begins fall season with strong showing in Back to School tournament.
Baseball play was suspended for 10 days after 9/11/2001 but we all remember the day the NY Mets played the first game at home after the tragedy wearing hats with the initials of the FDNY and NYPD. When Mike Piazza hit that dramatic home run, we all cerebrated as a country, not just as a fan of a local team. Ten years later, Livingston’s Thunder 14-U softball team opened their season. All of the teams playing in the Mt. Olive Back to School Tournament wore yellow ribbons commemorating 9/11. In the opening game, the Thunder played the NJ Spirit. With strong pitching from Olivia Cordero, good defense and a lot of offense, the Thunder won by the score of 17-4. The team had to quickly pack up their gear and travel by car to the next field to …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Girls turn up the heat to advance to championship game.
The tension was as high as the heat index as the Livingston Thunder 14-U softball team met the Lady Mustangs of Montville in pressured filled 7 innings of playoff softball. At stake: The right to play in the Denville Summer League Championship game on Monday night. The game began at the Montville home field with the visiting Thunder team batting in the first inning. Allie Bienhacker led off with a single, but two pitches later, she was thrown out attempting to steal second. The next batter Julie Kane popped out to the pitcher then Ally Royce singled and quickly stole second base. The clean-up hitter Hanna Anderson came to bat with two out and a runner in scoring position and hit a long fly ball over the left fielders head for a RBI …
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…
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Lancer boys take first, girls take second in conference race.
With the Livingston boys capturing the second annual Ron San Fillipo Cup, and the girls taking second place, it can be safely said that the Lancers’ athletics program was this school year’s most successful across the Super Essex Conference. The cup, named after the current coordinator and secretary of the SEC, is awarded to the boys and girls’ programs based on how well each team places within the conference. Each place is awarded a point value, and the school with the most points wins the cup. A year ago, both the Lancer boys and girls placed second in the cup standings (the boys behind Seton Hall Prep and the girls behind Millburn). While the girls finished second again behind Millburn, the boys overtook the Pirates to take the cup this …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Youth1 reports on the Livingston Girls U11 Soccer team's championship win.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
(Youth1) The U11 Livingston Lady Lightning were the champions of Flight 1 of the Mid-New Jersey Youth Soccer Association, as well as the Tournament of Champions All Group Division for all U11 girls’ teams in the MNJYSA league. The team, who finished the 2010-2011 year with an outstanding record of 29-9-3, won the Essex Fall Tune Up tournament and came in second in the Parsippany Pride and Chatham United Soccer tournaments. They also got to the Sweet 16 of both the NJYSA NJ State Cup and the US Club NJ Cup. In semi-final action, the Livingston Lady Lightning team defeated Watchung Hills 1-0 to advance to the finals of the MNJYSA All Group Division finals on Saturday, June 18th in East Brunswick. The Livingston Lady Lightning played the …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A sports league tailored towards children with special needs is set to begin this fall.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Soon everyone in Livingston will have the opportunity to be a shining star. Beginning this fall, the Senior Youth and Leisure Services department will offer a full season of league organized sports tailored to children with special needs. Soccer will kick off as the league's inaugural sport, which begins on September 17. Basketball, floor hockey and baseball leagues will be held later on in the year through the Spring of 2012. Two separate sub-leagues will divide the children based on age. The Junior League will be comprised of children ages 5-to-9, whereas the Senior League will focus on older children, ages 10-to-16. According to Mark Silance, the town's Adapted Recreation Coordinator, a great deal of research went into shaping the new …