Thursday, June 13, 2013
After a mess of a season, the Jets look to move forward with the right signal caller. Who do you think is the better option this season?
Practice makes perfect, and if you take a look at the Jets’ performance last season, they need a lot of practice. But don't fear Jets fans, Gang Green is already on the practice field at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park. Hundreds of fans attended the team's mini-camp Tuesday and got a good look at the Jets' current quarterback competition. While projected starter Mark Sanchez was throwing a pass, a Jets fan could be heard saying, “he looks good out there, he is in control,” while another muttered, “False leadership.” Draft pick Geno Smith and Sanchez took turns running the offense, but pay no mind to the order in which the names are written. Geno looked good and was putting the ball on the money but Sanchez was much…
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A wild fourth quarter ended on the final play in the 2013 Paul Robeson game. Check out the video.
There's nothing quite like a big time spring football game. About 80 of the finest football players from around North Jersey gathered Tuesday for the 2013 Paul Robeson All-Star Football Classic, and this year it was an instant classic. The West blocked a field goal as time expired to win 13-12. Senior football players from Essex and eastern Passaic County comprised the East All-Stars, and seniors from Morris, Sussex, Warren and western Passaic counties formed the West All-Stars. Not only did the game feature some of the best football talent New Jersey has to offer, it also attempted to give back to a charitable cause. “We started reaching out to the area schools in February,” said East Manager Ken Trimmer. “There is some great talent out …
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Baseball, softball state championship games postponed to Sunday.
Update: Friday 1:30 p.m. There has been no announcement of changes to the Tournament of Champions lacrosse games at Kean University on Saturday night. This is the new softball and baseball schedule for Sunday as released by the NJSIAA: Baseball Softball --- Update: Friday 1:10 p.m. At the moment the Lacrosse Tournament of Champions finals at Kean University are still on as scheduled. Baseball and softball games have been pushed to Sunday. A confirmed schedule has not yet been released. It looks as if games will take place in the same order at the same locations. Times may be adjusted. Check back with Patch for an updated schedule. ---Original Post--- Spring sports for New Jersey's high schools are winding down but not before champions …
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup is scheduled for early August, and MetLife Stadium was chosen as a host.
MetLife Stadium has been named as the site for the second round matches of the Guinness International Champions Cup, bringing powerhouse clubs such as Chelsea FC and A.C. Milan to North Jersey this summer. Seven European soccer teams, including Chelsea FC, A.C. Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, will participate in the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup. The eight-team tournament also includes the L.A. Galaxy as the U.S. representative. A.C. Milan, Valencia, Chelsea and Inter Milan are the four teams that have been placed in the Eastern division and all four will compete at MetLife Stadium on August 4. The teams playing in MetLife Stadium represent Spain, Italy and England and are among the world’s best. Chelsea, A.C. Milan and …
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Relay for Life event will kick off on Friday.
Hackettstown is coming together to fight cancer this week by raising thousands of dollars to fund research and running for the cause in the Relay for Life of Greater Hackettstown annual event. Already, 30 teams made up of 191 participants from the Hackettstown area have signed up to contribute and attend Friday's overnight relay run/walk. A total of $22,108.72 had been raised by Tuesday, according to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Greater Hackettstown web page. The event will kick off Friday at 4 p.m. at the Field of Dreams at 21 Cemetery Road in Greater Meadows. Organizers of the local event have already been abuzz spreading awareness about Relay for Life and how residents can get involved. Earlier this month, large …
Monday, May 27, 2013
Girls in grades 2 through 8 can participate in league.
With the summer barely here, parents are already planning for activities to keep their kids busy when the new school year begins this fall. In the spirit of planning ahead, the Independence Fall 2013 Girls Field Hockey league will begin to sign players up on June 1. The league, which is open to girls in grades 2 through 8, is available for players from Hackettstown, Independence Township, Allamuchy and Liberty. Registration can be completed in person on June 1 and June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Green Acres Pavilion in Independence. Questions about the league or players' eligibility can be asked in person during either of the registration dates.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tigers will move on to face Lyndhurst in second round of NJSIAA tournament.
The Hackettstown High School boys baseball team is moving on to the second round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 tournament after defeating Shabazz High School of Newark 12-4 Monday, according to NJ.com. Hackettstown, seeded 8, will now move on in the tournament to face No. 1-seeded Lyndhurst in the second round on Friday. The Tigers' win came after Owen Gavin had five strong innings, allowing four runs on three hits, eight strikeouts and three walks, NJ.com reported.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Centenary team makes Colonial States Athletic Conference.
The following was submitted by Centenary College. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. The Centenary College Cyclones softball team finished the 2013 season with a record of 20-14, marking their fifth consecutive season with at least 20 wins as well as a fifth straight Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) appearance. This season head coach Kim Broking, who has been at the helm for each of the previous five seasons, also led the team to its first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament appearance since 2009. Without the luxury of playing non-conference games in warmer weather, the two-time defending CSAC champions were forced to open up this season with six straight conference games. …
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It's swimsuit season, and there's one topic on many minds: Getting in shape. But, do you lack the motivation to exercise on your own? Would you like to design your own exercise program? Do you have specific exercise goals? If so, hiring a personal trainer may be just what you need. A personal trainer will design the right workout plan to help you set and meet your goals. In addition, a personal trainer will teach you proper techniques, keeping you safe from injury and helping you get the most out of your workout. AOL Health offers some tips on selecting a personal trainer: Finding a trainer: Contact your local gym or fitness center, which often offer personal training packages for an additional fee. Look for trainers online, in your local …