Sports

Thu
20
Sep
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Reflections on a Lifelong Love of Baseball

Bill “Doc” Pollak is a Livingston resident for more than 50 years, a retired dentist, and, at 83 years young, a dedicated baseball player. He regularly bounds into the Tribune office with the latest Livingston Dodgers news; they won their 12th consecutive game on August 5. But it was time, the staff felt, for a story just about him and his love of baseball and the people who play the game.

Ball Playing in the ‘Hood

“In grammar school,” Pollak said, “we moved to a neighborhood in Newark where all we did, all day long, was play stoop ball, stick ball, box ball, basketball. It was all we talked about. I guess it’s my second nature.” He said there were lights hanging out of windows, between the houses, and the kids played at night.

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Thu
20
Sep
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Fourth Grader Presents Tennis Trophy to Osaka

Isabelle DeLuccia of Livingston is more accustomed to receiving tennis trophies than she is to presenting them, but there she stood, next to Naomi Osaka, the US Open Women’s Champion, as Osaka received her trophy on Saturday, September 8, at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“It was amazing!” said Isabelle, whose active participation, hard work and sportsmanship in USTA sanctioned events had earned her the invite.

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Thu
13
Sep
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Lancers Beat Bees on Late Score; Football Team Earns Season’s 1st Win

The Livingston Lancer varsity football team’s season is off to a great start after a 33-28 victory against the Bayonne Bees. The victory came in the home-opener on Friday, September 7, in front of a crowd which sported red, white, and blue at Allen Jacobson Memorial Field. The Lancers improved their record to 1-1 after a tough, 35-21 loss at Randolph High School.

The offense was led by senior quarterback Jack Ernst, who tossed four touchdowns and passed for 289 yards. The Livingston offense incorporated many players; nine players recorded a catch. In contrast, only three players from Bayonne caught passes. The touchdowns were caught by seniors, Joe Cullen and Tommy Warner, and sophomore, Jack Larson.

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Thu
06
Sep
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Football Team Opens Season

FOOTBALL TEAM OPENS SEASON: The Livingston High School football team opened its season against Randolph High School on Friday, August 31 at the John J. Bauer Memorial Field in Randolph. The Rams defeated the Lancers, 35-21.

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Thu
06
Sep
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Tennis Courts Reserved For High School Tennis

The Memorial Park tennis courts have been reserved for the eighth annual September Smash tennis tournament on Saturday, September 8.

The tournament will include a match between Morristown and Ridgewood High Schools, and J.P. Stevens and Livingston High Schools.

The tennis courts will be unavailable for public use between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 8.

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Thu
30
Aug
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The "Boys of Summer"

THE “BOYS OF SUMMER:” The Livingston High School varsity football team will open its season before school starts, with an away game against Randolph on Friday, August 31, at 4 p.m. Shown here, Lancer quarterback Jack Ernst completes a pass as the offense and defense work to hone their skills during practice. The Monday, August 27 practice was the first for the football team on the newly installed turf.

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Thu
30
Aug
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Long-Time LHS Baseball Coach Bill Lampeter Dies

Bill Lampeter, a long-time teacher and coach at Livingston High School, died Wednesday, August 15. The family held private funeral services.

Mr. Lampeter attended Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, where he was a standout baseball player. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

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Thu
23
Aug
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Winning Streak Ends, But Dodgers Clinch Title

Despite a split in a doubleheader that ended their 12-game winning streak, the Livingston Dodgers clinched the title in the U.S. Over Thirty (USOT) Baseball league on Sunday, August 19, at Okner Field in Livingston.

The Dodgers lost the first half of a doubleheader against the Staten Island Bombers, 5-2, but roared back to win the nightcap, 9-0.

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Thu
16
Aug
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Youth Sports Offered

Livingston Senior, Youth, and Leisure Services (SYLS) will begin accepting open registration on Monday, August 20, for its kiddie and pre-school sports programs. Registration forms for the sports activities are available at the SYLS offi ce in the Senior/Community Center at 204 Hillside Avenue.

Kiddie Soccer

The Kiddie Soccer Program is an age-appropriate soccer program for boys and girls ages 3½ through six. The eight-class sessions will meet at Monmouth Court on Fridays from September 21 through November 9. Sessions are offered for one hour each at 4 p.m. Additional sessions will meet at the upper Hillside School field on Sundays, September 16 through November 4. These one-hour sessions will be offered at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m.

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Thu
16
Aug
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Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors Plans Inaugural Women’s Tennis Tournament Benefit

Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) will hold its first community event, a Women’s Doubles Tennis Tournament, on Tuesday, September 25, in an effort to raise money for its emergency fund. The tennis tournament will be held at the Northland Tennis Courts on Jefferson Court in Livingston from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

LNHN is currently encouraging registrations. “Interested participants do not need competitive tennis experience to participate, as long as they are familiar with the game rules and scorekeeping, and are able to serve,” said Rebecca Lederman, LNHN board treasurer and tournament co-director.

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