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Thu
21
Nov
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Mehari Medals at Group 4 State Championships; Qualifies for Cross Country Meet of Champions

After an emotional few weeks of hard training and competition, senior Philmon Mehari qualified to run at in the Group 4 State Championships held on November 16 at Holmdel Park. He medaled and earned a berth in the Meet of Champions this weekend.

The State Championship course has a tough uphill to start the race, and the competition at this event is fierce.

At this year’s event, 150 competitors were fighting to gain position into the woods after a long incline. Many of the state’s top ranked teams and individual qualifiers were competing in Group 4.

 

 

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Thu
07
Nov
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High School Girls’ Cross Country Team Finishes Eighth at County Championships

The Livingston High School girls’ cross country team competed in the Essex County Championships on Friday, November 1, at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.

“The Lady Lancers knew they needed to mentally and physically be ready for a Friday evening battle,” recounted coach Dave Czeizinger. “Team goals had been discussed, personal race plans laid out, and the squad rested in preparation for the tough competition they would face from the other county schools represented at the meet. The crew had worked very hard over the past two weeks preparing for the race.” The Lancer girls were represented in the junior varsity and varsity championships, noted the coach, “opting to give their freshman runners more experience at the 5K distance instead of the shorter 3,200 meter mixed freshman race.”

More than 230 female competitors from Essex County participated in the competition. The JV and varsity competitors ran a 3.1 mile course, after the mixed boys’/girls’ 3,200 meter race.

Thu
07
Nov
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LHS Boys’ Cross Country Team Finishes Seventh at Essex County Championships

Philmon Mehari Wins Individual Title:

This past Friday, November 1, the Lancer boys’ cross country team headed over to Brookdale Park in Bloomfield to compete in the Essex County championship. “Twenty-one complete teams were on the line competing for the county champions’title,” noted coach Jim Memory. “It was an ideal fall day for running as the gun went off and the 154 runners hit the trail for the 3.1 mile race. The field this day would be very competitive, and the Lancers knew it would be a real battle.”

The race went out fast, and the Lancers jockeyed the crowd for position. Leading the entire race out of the grassy field was Livingston High School’s Philmon Mehari. Mehari went through the mile in 4:48 with a small lead over his competition. By the two-mile mark, he opened up his lead to 15 seconds, passing the two-mile marker in 9:55.

 

 

Thu
31
Oct
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Team is Undefeated

Team is Undefeated
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TEAM IS UNDEFEATED: The Livingston High School girls’ junior varsity volleyball team finished its season on Monday, October 28, with an undefeated record of 22-0. The young team, made up of freshmen and sophomores, “never give up and always put their best efforts out there,” said coach Stephanie Fox. The team also won Livingston JV Volleyball Tournament Championship in September. Shown, Stella Ahn (4) and Rhea Matthews (11) get ready to switch into their positions. EL Photo

 

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Thu
31
Oct
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Kiwanis Supports Special Olympics Swim Team

Kiwanis Supports Special Olympics Swim Team

Helen Flores, executive director of the West Essex YMCA, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Livingston about the Y’s Special Olympics swim team, the Piranhas.

The team began nine years ago with seven athletes and currently numbers more than 30. It was the first Special Olympics swim team in Essex County, Flores explained.

The Piranhas provide an opportunity for individuals with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, from ages eight through adult, to develop new strengths and participate in friendly competition.

 

 

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Thu
24
Oct
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Girls’ Tennis Team Wins Sectional Title

Girls’ Tennis Team Wins Sectional Title
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The Livingston High School girls’s varsity tennis team won its first State Sectional Championship in seven years with a 3-2 win over rival Ridgewood at the Memorial ParkTennis Courts.The Lancers were last crowned sectional champions in 2012.

Unfortunately, in the state finals, the Lancers fell to East Brunswick, 3-2.

The North I, Group IV Sectional Championship was won by Ridgewood in five of the last six years, while Morristown was the 2016 sectional champion.

 

 

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Thu
24
Oct
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Lancers are ECT Runners-Up

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LANCERS ARE ECT RUNNERS-UP: The Livingston High School girls’ varsity soccer team defeated West Orange, 3-2, in the semi-finals of the Essex County Tournament, but lost to Montclair in the finals, 2-1, in a shoot-out following two overtime periods. Shown above, Lancer fullback Karina Malhorn clears the ball against West Orange.

 

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Thu
17
Oct
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Friday Night Under the Lights

Friday Night Under the Lights
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FRIDAY NIGHT UNDER THE LIGHTS: The Livingston High School football team defeated the Bloomfield Bengals, 27-6, on Friday evening, October 12, on the LHS Turf. The Lancers improved their record to two wins against three losses. The evening also included halftime performances by the LHS marching band and cheerleaders, as well as a tribute to this year’s Lancer Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Shown above, Lancer linebacker Will Egner runs down the Bloomfield ball carrier for a Bengal loss.

 

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Thu
17
Oct
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Tennis Team Advances in State Tournament

Tennis Team Advances in State Tournament

The Livingston High School girls’ varsity tennis team advanced to the North I, Group IV Sectional Tournament final with a 5-0 victory over Morristown at the Memorial Park tennis courts in the Sectional semi-final on Thursday, October 10. Ridgewood defeated Bergen Tech in the other semi-final.

Livingston 5, Morristown 0: Valencia Xu defeated Grace Starcher, 6-0, 6-1, at first singles in a dominant performance. At second singles, Morristown’s Maddie Siegel was leading Emma Conforti, 7-6 (9-7), 4-2, but had to “retire” due to leg cramps. Brielle Schwartz overpowered Morristown’s Eliana Milich at third singles, 6-1, 6-1.

 

 

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Thu
10
Oct
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LHS Girls’ Cross Country Team Wins Super Essex Conference Championship

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The Super Essex Conference (SEC) championship, rescheduled several times due to weather, ended with the Livingston High School girls’ cross country team winning the Liberty Division title.

The Liberty Division consists of 12 teams. “The Lady Lancers,” recounted coach Dave Czeizinger, “had a decent season, managing to post a 20-8 overall SEC record, and were a solid 9-2 in Liberty Division competition. The Lady Lancers went into the meet ranked third. They were eager to avenge the earlier losses to West Essex and Mount Saint Dominic.”

In the competition, each team was allowed a maximum of seven varsity runners on the line, with no mixing of teams from other divisions.

 

 

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