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Wed
03
Jul
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Dodgers Split Doubleheader with N.J. Royals

In a battle for first place in the U.S. Over Thirty Baseball league, the Livingston Dodgers split a doubleheader with the New Jersey Royals. The Royals took the first game, 7-2, and the Dodgers captured the nightcap, 13-6.

Former Dodger Adam Slater won the first game on the mound for the Royals, scattering eight hits and walking none. The Dodgers’ only runs came in the first inning. Frank Moretti singled and went to third on a failed pick-off attempt. He scored on a Troy Evans ground-out. Rob Pettigrew had two hits for the Dodgers. Pitcher Craig Marsden took the loss on the mound.

 

 

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Thu
27
Jun
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LHS Athlete Earns Additional Honors

Joe Cullen, Livingston High School Class of 2019, has received two additional honors to culminate a highly successful high school sports career.

Cullen was honored by News 12 New Jersey as the top New Jersey Scholar Athlete, selected first among a field of 50 Scholar Athletes. The three-sport athlete was awarded a scholarship and plaque by the News 12 New Jersey sports staff at an awards ceremony held at the Pines Manor, highlights of which were broadcast on News 12 New Jersey on the Comcast network.

 

 

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Thu
27
Jun
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Dodgers Defeat Maplewood, 15-5

The Livingston Dodgers of the U.S. Over Thirty Baseball league improved its record to 4-1 with a 15-5 win over the Maplewood Rail Riders on Sunday, June 23, in Maplewood. This coming Sunday, June 30, they will face off against the New Jersey Royals in a doubleheader at the Livingston High School field. Game time is 9 a.m. The Royals record is 5-1.

In the Maplewood game, the Dodgers scored three times in the first inning. Frank Moretti and Troy Evans both drew walks, and Angel Roman promptly doubled to drive them in.

Two more Dodgers scored in the second, as Evans reached base and scored on a Roman hit. Roman then scored as Silas Ashmore singled and Rob Pettigrew hit a double.

 

 

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Thu
20
Jun
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Little League Champions

LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: On Saturday, June 8, the Angels defeated the Cubs, 6-4, to capture the Livingston Little League 12 year old championship. The Angels swept the play-offs and completed the season on an eight-game winning streak. The Angels’ success was a team effort. Jared Levine, Ben Reed and A.J. Sonnenberg led the way with strong pitching. B en Lubetsky, Yehuda Mathias (who is not in this photo), Zach Smith, and Kevin Zhang provided timely hitting. Sam Luftig, Landon Miller, Lucas Panitch, Josh Siegal, and Dylan Sutton chipped in with excellent fielding. Shown here in the top row are coach Jon Levine, Ben Lubetsky, Manager Evan Reed, and coach Andy Sonnenberg; middle row, Lucas Panitch, Jared Levine, Kevin Zhang, Zach Smith, A.J. Sonnenberg, and B en Reed; and front, Josh Siegal, Dylan Sutton, Landon Miller, and Sam Luftig.

Thu
13
Jun
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Will Livingston Native Jason Kaplan Be the Next “American Ninja Warrior?”

Jason Kaplan, who grew up in Livingston and is currently a resident of Verona, is a physical education teacher in Montclair. But this year, he may add a new title to his resumé: “American Ninja Warrior.”

The 35-year-old former resident competes in the season 11 of the popular television show of the same name this month. At press time, the episode, originally scheduled to be broadcast on Monday, June 17, at 8 p.m., was bumped by the NHL Stanley Cup finals, and may possibly air on another night.

Kaplan is no stranger to either physical strength or competition. As a student at Burnet Hill, Heritage, and Livingston High, he says, “I tried team sports, town soccer, Little League. Nothing clicked with me. But I was always into fitness. When I was a little kid, my dad showed me the movie Pumping Iron, and I think that inspired me.”

 

 

Thu
13
Jun
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Livingston High Track Athletes Compete at Meet of Champions

Livingston High School’s spring track and field season came to an end on Saturday, June 8, with three Lancers – team captain Joe Cullen, Philmon Mehari, and Connor Sweeny – competing among the state’s best at the Meet of Champions.

The meet was held at Northern Burlington Regional High School and was the final stage of the NJSIAA State Championship Tournament. After two prior weeks of competitions, having to qualify to advance each week, they had, said coach Dave Czeizinger, “reached the pinnacle. They would be among and competing against, the best in the state in their respective events.” A fourth Lancer, Tafari Attoh, had also qualified in an amazing sophomore year campaign, but an unfortunate injury held him out of this competition.

 

 

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Thu
06
Jun
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Birthday Victory

Hunter Lantzman, a Riker Hill fifth grader and member of the 2008 STA USYS girls’ soccer team, celebrated her 11th birthday by leading her team to victory in the New Jersey State Cup Championship game in Tinton Falls on Sunday, June 2. She scored with two goals and two assists in her team’s 4-3 win overtheTorpedoes Soccer Club.

 

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Thu
06
Jun
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LHS Track Team Competes in State Championship; Qualifies Three for New Jersey Meet of Champions

The Livingston High School track and field team had 17 members qualify in 14 events at the Group 4 State Championship Meet, held at Franklin High School in Somerset on May 31 and June 1. Seven Lancers qualified in more than one event, with Tafari Attoh advancing in all four of his events from the sectional meet.

The Lancer boys’ squad was represented in the 400 meter high hurdles (Victor Lopez Simpson), the 100 meter dash (Attoh), the 1,600 meter (Philmon Mehari), the discus (Nick Boffa) and the high jump (team captain Philippe Jallow) on day one of the event. Day two saw Lancer qualifiers in the 3,200 meter (Mehari), the 4x100 meter relay (Chris Werner/ Captain Jackson Petryna/Jamar Vincent/Attoh), the 200 meter (Attoh), the javelin (team captain Joe Cullen/Boffa), the long jump (Werner) and the 4x400 (Werner/John King/ Vincent/Attoh).

Thu
30
May
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Volleyball Team Advances

The Livingston High School boys’ varsity volleyball team defeated Elizabeth, 2-1, on Tuesday, May 21, and Bayonne, 2-0, on Thursday, May 23, to advance in the state tournament. Shown here, senior captain Drew Nardone, #6, elevates to block the shot by the Elizabeth offensive player. The Lancers defeated the Minutemen at home in the Fitness and Wellness Center. Don Schwartz Photo

 

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Thu
30
May
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Lacrosse Team Loses To Ridge

The Livingston High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team ended its season on Tuesday, May 21, with a loss to Ridge, of Bernards Township, 19-7. Shown here, Lancer captain Carsyn Balter vies for the ball with the Ridge player as Lancers Haley Locke (foreground) and Samantha Orciuoli (background) converge on the play. Don Schwartz Photo

 

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