Gold Cup will feature teams from throughout the Caribbean, Americas
Wednesday, January 23
The Harrison home of the New York Red Bulls has been named one of 13 United States venues hosting a major soccer tournament this summer, the team announced Wednesday. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) Gold Cup this year includes teams from Belize, Canada, Haiti, the United States, Mexico and several other national teams, including a final participant to be determined Friday in a game between Guatemala and Panama. More than 600,000 fans watched the 13-matchday tourney in 2011, when Red Bull Arena also hosted the tournament. This year’s tournament takes place July 7-28. Other cities hosting CONCACAF Gold Cup matches include Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and Seattle.
The Suburban Essex Basketball team defeated West Caldwell 29-17 on Saturday.
Wednesday, January 2
The 8th-grade Bloomfield girls basketball team won the 2012 Jamie Bliss Holiday Tournament this weekend. The Bloomfield Eighth Grade Girls Suburban Essex Basketball beat out West Caldwell 29-17 in the tournament's championship game in Caldwell on Saturday. The Bloomfield girls defeated West Orange 43-31 and Belleville 45-20 last Thursday on their way to the championship. The final game was close throughout. Going into halftime, Bloomfield was up 8-6, led by Nayla Hill with 5 points. Bloomfield came out in the second half with a quick 6-0 run on Grace Cannon's floor leadership and key fast break lay-ups. West Caldwell started the fourth quarter with some timely baskets to get back into the game. But Bloomfield's tough defense led by …