Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
West Morris Mendham Boys Track and Field Team takes Morris County Championship in Boonton.
The West Morris Mendham boys track and field team made history again on Wednesday, capturing their first ever Morris County Championship at Boonton High Schol. The Minutemen outpaced their rivals for the first place trophy by overmatching all 18 public and private schools that participated. Mendham won the meet by racking up solid performances across the sprinting, distance, and field events and this big win follows their first-ever win at the Morris County Relay Championships held two weeks ago. The Morris County Championships are a two day event, similar to the County Relay Championships, and as was the case two weeks ago, the Minutemen made it interesting. Trailing the first day of competition by 12 points in the standings, Mendham …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Chester will be full of fun and run Saturday, May 11.
Traffic will be delayed but accommodated in Chester Borough Saturday morning as runners and walkers take part in the annual Spring Stampede 5K and Fun Run on May 11. Motorists will be able to cross through the areas where participants will be taking on the course, so not to completely halt transportation to churches, businesses, homes and other activities, organizers said. The fun run and race will weave through Main Street, Budd Avenue, Fairmount Avenue, Perry Street, Hillside Road, Collins Lane, and Acorn Trail between 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. For more information and a map of the course, visit the organization’s website.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Boys and girls teams take first-ever team championships.
The Mendham boys and girls track teams made history Friday and Saturday at Morris Knolls High School in Denville as they captured team titles at the Morris County Relays, a first for both squads. The Mendham boys continued their undefeated streak this spring by topping Randolph, 89 to 78. After the first day of competition and despite a win in the 4x1600m relay and a fourth place finish in the 400m Shuttle Hurdles, Mendham was tied for fourth place and trailed the leader by 10 points. The team started off Saturday with a fourth place finish in the Shuttle Hurdles and a pair of second place finishes in each of the Sprint Medley and Distance Medley relays. From there it was all gold on the track with first place finishes in the next three …
Resident Harrison Malkin recounts his experience meeting the famous NBA player at Mendham Books.
By Harrison Malkin Editor's Note: This blurb was submitted by Mendham High School student Harrison Malkin. On Tuesday, April 23, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe signed autographs for his new book Earl the Pearl: My Story at Mendham Books. Monroe was engaging and very interactive with his fans of all ages during the Q&A session. Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is one of the most influential players in basketball history and is also one of the greatest players of all time. His new book, which was released into stores on the same day, is very personal and informative. I was fortunate enough to interview this NBA legend, and enjoyed speaking with him.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Center tells SI.com in first-person account he "didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.”
Former New Jersey Nets center Jason Collins, who played for six seasons with the team including a championship run in the 2002-03 season, revealed he was gay in a soon-to-be published story. Collins said in a first-person account in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated posted on SI.com that he “didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.” He tells the magazine, “I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.” In the story, Collins describes how the first person he came out to was his aunt, a Superior Court judge in San …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Girls 4x400 takes first place in the 2013 contest.
Continuing to push progress as they have all season, the Mendam girls 4x400m relay ream and the girls Distance Medley teams posted season bests and set records for Mendham High School as they competed in the 2013 Penn Relays. The girls 4x400m team of Audrey O Neill, Laura Papili, Cali Heffernan and Sierra Tonnesen took first their heat. The Minutemen boys 4x400 of Christian Kildal-Brandt, Dylan Heraghty, Patrick Carney and Tom Parvini took third place. The Mendham Girls Distance Medley Relay team of Abby Seel, Skye Tonnesen, Reagan Kolakowski, Mackenzie Barry placed seventh in their event and ranked second in New Jersey. See the results listing below. Results Results Results
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Anthony Santomo in the running for college lacrosse's version of the Heisman Trophy.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced additions to its original Watch List in both men's and women's lacrosse, and University of Pennsylvania senior defenseman Anthony Santomo is one of just two players added on the men's side. The Tewaaraton Award is college lacrosse's version of the Heisman Trophy, and is given annually to the men's and women's player deemed to be the outstanding player in the country. This year's presentations will take place May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Tewaaraton Foundation's original Watch Lists were announced on Feb. 22, with a first round of additions named on March 14. Both lists will be narrowed to a leading group of 25 nominees at a …