The man they call ‘Father A’
A tribute to Prep’s man behind the scenes, who retires next month
by Jim Hague
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have attended a St. Peter’s Prep sporting event over the last 40 years or so, chances are you’ve seen him. He’s the guy with the dark-rimmed bifocals, the one wearing the maroon windbreaker ...
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Road to recovery for former Memorial great Acosta
Hudson’s Salgado commits to URI; former local grid greats Gray, Simmons out at Rutgers
by Jim Hague
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been a two-year odyssey toward recovery for former Memorial High School baseball standout Steven Acosta . Acosta signed a national letter of intent to attend Stony Brook and play baseball ther...
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Jersey City’s Ward signs pro contract with Birmingham/Bloomfield Beavers of USPBL
by Jim Hague
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Major League Baseball free agent amateur draft was held in June, Jersey City native T.J. Ward didn’t hear his name called. At that point, the former two-time Hudson Reporter Player of the ...
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Basketball season never ends in Hudson County
by Jim Hague
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The calendar reads August. It means it’s time for summer barbeques, the beach, baseball, basketball. Wait a minute. What’s with that last one? Basketball ? In the summertime? But that’s definitely ...
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Jersey City teacher Clarke prepares for next pro boxing bout
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
He made news when he made plans to become a professional boxer two years ago at the ripe age of 35, then officially made his pro debut earlier this year. Now, Jersey City resident and teacher Nicoy...
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Jersey City Jackie Robinson sending two teams to RBI World Series
by Jim Hague
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a feat when one local team is fortunate enough to head to Major League Baseball’s RBI World Series. It’s another thing altogether when two teams earn the right. And then, it becomes even more ...
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Sports betting now legal in northern New Jersey
Place a bet on anything at the Meadowlands race track
by Jim Hague
Jul 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Eddie Mercado is not your typical sports bettor. The retired postal worker from Hoboken dabbles from time to time, making small sports bets here and there. Mercado admitted that he had a bookie tha...
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Marist turns to Gamble to head basketball program
by Jim Hague
Jul 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2014, when Ben Gamble left St. Anthony High School, where he served as Bob Hurley’s right hand man on the boys’ basketball team for 20 years, to become a head coach at Cardinal McCarrick High Sc...
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Secaucus welcomes the state for NJ Little League championships
by Jim Hague
Jul 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus welcomed the entire state of New Jersey last week, when the town hosted the New Jersey Little League 12-year-old All-Star championships to Buchmuller Park. It marked the first time since 2...
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Giving hoop dreams one last chance
Former Hudson County greats Okerulu, Beatty combine forces to provide hope
by Jim Hague
Jul 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Miles Beatty is 30 years old now. The Guttenberg native and current West New York resident is far removed from his days as a basketball legend at Anna L. Klein School, where he was destined for sta...