Monday, May 20, 2013
The weekly update from Bloomfield High School Sports.
The following update comes courtesy Bloomfield High School Athletics. ----------------------- Golf had a very successful week besting Montclair, Nutley and Belleville. Boys Tennis swept both Orange and Technology. Softball topped West Orange, Montclair and Columbia before being knocked out of the County semis by eventual Champion Livingston. Baseball also registered three wins-defeating Verona, Kearny and Nutley. Mike Carter is two hits from tying the school record. Boys Volleyball avenged an earlier loss by overcoming Belleville and also thumped North Bergen. Alumni News and Notes Temple shortstop Sarah Prezioso was selected to the All-Northeast Region Softball Team.
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
See how sculptor Brian Birrer created a solid wood sculpture of Robinson, the first African-American to play on a Major League Baseball team.
Scultptor Brian Birrer will bring his life-sized sculpture of Jackie Robinson to the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sunday. Birrer will be on hand at 1 p.m. to discuss how he created the 250 lb. wood sculpture of Robinson, the first African-American to play on a Major League Baseball team. Birrer spent more than 900 hours to transform more than 50 pieces of walnut, pine and basswood into a figure so realistic many people reportedly stand only inches away without realizing that the clothing, shoes and hat are all carved out of wood. The self-taught artist has traveled around the country with the Robinson statue as well as his past works, which include sculptures of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Robinson started for …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Weekly update on Bengal sports.
The following update comes courtesy of Bloomfield High School's Athletic Department. --------------------- Softball advanced to the Essex County Semi-finals with a thrilling 3-2 win over West Essex. Earlier the Girls clinched the Liberty Division of the Super Essex Conference with a win over Millburn. Track and Field had a number of Gold Medal performances at the League Championship Meet. Erin McFarlane was the lone female winner capturing the 100 meter dash in 12.91. On the boys side Michael Pontrelli won the 800 meter in 2.01.99, Andy Afful the high hurdles in 15.93, Jesse Touchstone the pole vault 11’6”, Jeovan Santos the javelin 161’2” (meet record), Serhiy Kralka the shot put 55’5”and discus 159’11”(both meet records). Golf won their…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Senior baseball star Michael Carter is eight hits from record.
The following update comes courtesy BHS athletics. ---------------- It's always easy to root for our kids-but some are easier than others. Senior Baseball Captain Michael Carter is eight hits away from surpassing Brian Lindner as Bloomfield's all time hit leader. Brian Lindner was recently inducted into the Bloomfield Athletic Hall of Fame after a baseball career that included a National Championship on the Collegiate level and reaching Double AA with the Seattle Mariners Organization. Michael is a gentleman on and off the field and always downplays his individual accomplishments. To be on the cusp of such an auspicious record is remarkable when seen through the prism of Bloomfields rich baseball history. I have attached our baseball …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Latest addition to field renovations completed this week.
On Tuesday morning, crews lifted a new press box onto the stands at Bloomfield's Foley Field. The new press box was part of "phase two" of renovations at the field, a series improvements including two tickets booths, a concession stand, bathrooms and a second story addition on the building. The $900,000 worth of construction was funded by Essex County Green Acres Fund as well as money raised through local fundraising. Foley Field, named after notable football coach William Foley, was built in 1934 as a Works Progress Administration project. The athletic field fell into disrepair and underwent two major phase of renovations in recent years. The first phase, completed in September 2011, was funded by a $2.9 million referendum passed by …
BHS grads keep achieving great sports accomplishments after graduation.
The following Alumni News comes courtesy the Bloomfield High School Athletics Department. ------------- Congratulations to Tom Fleming, ’69, on his induction into the National DistanceRunners Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on May 4 in Albuquerque, NM. Sarah Prezioso, ’10, now at Temple, was recently named Atlantic-10 SoftballPlayer of the Week. Only a junior, Sarah is the Owls career leader in Home Runs,Triples, Total bases, Stolen Bases and Assists (she is a shortstop). Melany Zeller, ’11, lashed two hits as Montclair State Softball captured the NJACChampionship and clinched a berth in the NCAA Tourney. The Red Hawks are41-3 on the season.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Bengals athletics rack up wins.
The following update comes via Bloomfield High School Athletics. -------------------- Boys Tennis continued their late season surge with a 3 win week. The Bengals defeated Caldwell, East Side and Technology High Schools. Softball advanced to the Essex County Quarter Finals with a 15-0 shellacking of Columbia. The Girls also walloped Glen Ridge earlier in the week. Baseball advanced to the County Quarters with a 5-0 win over Cedar Grove. The Boys also bested #5 State ranked Seton Hall Prep and Livingston. The Golf Team topped West Orange. Boys Volleyball Defeated East Orange and Barringer prior to succumbing to Belleville in the County Semi-Finals.