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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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Thu
09
Aug
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New Pickleball Courts are Open

NEW PICKLEBALL COURTS ARE OPEN: More than two dozen “pickleballers” were playing on the new pickleball courts at Heritage Middle School on Wednesday morning, August 8. “They are 99 percent complete and playable,” said Ron Barbella, athletics supervisor in the township’s Senior, Youth and Leisure department. Creating the new pickleball courts and refurbishing the tennis courts was a project between the Township of Livingston and the Board of Education, and the Board is also putting in a new walkway.

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Thu
02
Aug
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11U Team Wins Championship; Heads to State Tournament

The Livingston 11U Williamsport All Stars Little League baseball team won the Section 2 Championship on Sunday evening with a nail-biting 4-3 victory over a tough Belleville Squad at Ironbound Little League Field in Newark.

Jared Levine pitched his second consecutive complete game against Belleville, and the offense turned a 1-0 lead into 4-0 with a three-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth inning.

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Thu
02
Aug
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Residents Complete Lake Placid Ironman

Two Livingston residents recently completed a 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid, New York.

Brandon Minde and Barry Janay competed in the Ironman Lake Placid race on Sunday, July 22. The race included a 2.4-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 112-mile bike ride through the area’s surrounding mountains and towns, and a 26.2 marathon run through the Village of Lake Placid.

“Competing in a full Ironman was always on both of our bucket lists,” Minde said. “Both of us have competed in past NJ State Triathlons, although those are much shorter distances.”

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Thu
19
Jul
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Little Leaguers Win Title

LITTLE LEAGUERS WIN TITLE: The Livingston Little League 9-10U team captured the District 8 title, defeating a tough Nutley American team by a score of 6-4 on Wednesday, July 11. The boys went 4-0 in their bracket to get to the finals, defeating Ironbound, Nutley East, Caldwell and Northward soundly.

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Thu
19
Jul
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LHS Alumnus Bicycles Cross Country To Get “Pumped Up” for New Venture

Former Livingston resident Leslie (Sher) Gold and her husband, Jeffrey, completed a 60-day cross-country bicycling trip that began on Saturday, March 24, in Long Beach, California, and ended in Livingston on Tuesday, May 22.

As per cycling tradition, the couple dipped the rear wheels of their bicycles in the Pacific Ocean at the start, and the front wheels in the Atlantic Ocean, at Asbury Park, at the end.

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