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Rowan Places Five on All-Region IV Hockey Team

GENEVA, NY - Rowan's Kristiina Castagnola, Bridget Guinan, Julia Cavicchio, Julia Patrone and Tess Herman have all been named to the All-Region IV Teams as selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Castagnola, Guinan, Cavicchio and Patrone were named to the All-Region First Team with Herman receiving a spot on the Second Team. Castagnola earns NFHCA All-Region honors for the fourth time, with three years on the First Team, while Guinan receives her third selection to the All-Region First Team. Patrone is selected to the All-Region squad for the second year, but makes her first appearance on the First Team, while Cavicchio and Herman are first-time selections. Castagnola, the Profs' leader, had 21 goals and 10 assists this season and tallied six game-winning goals and as well as her first two career hat tricks. Named the NJAC Midfielder of the Year for the second time, she earned All-NJAC First... Read more →

FIFA World Cup 2022: The Interesting Facts & Predictions You Might Want to Know

image courtesy of The Qatar World Cup 2022 is fast approaching. The world’s biggest footballing event will be hosted by the tiny nation for the first time. After a lengthy bidding process, it was confirmed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup would be staged in Qatar. With just a few days to go until kickoff, here are some interesting facts and predictions you might want to know about the tournament. World Cup 2022: The Interesting Facts You Should Know The first FIFA World Cup was played in 1930 in Uruguay. The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the first to be hosted in a winter season in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to becoming the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA World Cup, Qatar will also stage the renowned event for the second time in Asia in 2022. It first occurred when Japan and South Korea... Read more →

Can Wilson and the Jets take hope from Tagovailoa and Allen?

Source: UnSplash Zach Wilson has all the ability to become a great quarterback in the NFL. He has the athleticism and arm that some players dream of possessing, but his decision-making and overconfidence appears to be holding him back. The New York Jets are in a rare position to end their playoff drought after 10 years in the 2022 campaign. Robert Saleh has fired up his young team and they are playing impressive football to move into contention in the AFC. However, a lot will hinge on the performances of Wilson down the stretch. At his best, Wilson is an exciting prospect, but his ability to implode at any second as he did in the Jets’ defeat to the New England Patriots at the Meadowlands could hold him and his team back. Although disappointing, there could be a patient optimism for the talented 22-year-old as he goes through growing pains.... Read more →

Andy Svoboda Takes 5-Shot Lead at National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Competition

By CRAIG DOLCH Special to the PGA of America and to CNBNews PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2022) – Andy Svoboda had a simple formula Friday to remain at the top of the leaderboard in the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship supported by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO/Asics. Take care of the par-5s. Don’t make a bogey. And, for good measure, hole a chip. It added up to a 5-under 67 for Svoboda in windy conditions on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club. Svoboda started the day in a three-way tie for the lead and ended it with a five-shot lead over Domenico Geminiani and Mike Ballo at 8-under 136. “It was a great round,” said Svoboda, who works at Engineers Country Club in the Metropolitan PGA. “I birdied all the par-5s and chipped in at No. 5. I hit the ball well and had a lot of good... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2022)--Neumann Goretti to recognize any former football players and cheerleaders who participated in the traditional Thanksgiving Day Game in years past. Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School (Neumann Goretti) will play Southern (South Philadelphia High School) in a Thanksgiving Day Football Game. 10:00 a.m. Kick-off Thursday, November 24, 2022 South Philadelphia Supersite 2968 South 10th Street (corner of S. 10th & Bigler Streets) Philadelphia, PA 19148 During halftime, Neumann Goretti will recognize any former football players and cheerleaders in attendance this year who participated in the traditional Neumann vs. Southern Thanksgiving Day Football Game. Last year, Neumann Goretti and Southern revived the now 88-year-old tradition of a Thanksgiving Day Football Game. It is the longest-running Catholic vs. Public Thanksgiving high school football game in the city's history. Read more →

Rowan Field Hockey Successful Season Ends

GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan field hockey team’s successful season came to an end in the NCAA Semifinals for the second straight year as the Profs fell victim to a fast start by #2 Middlebury and suffered a 4-0 loss on their home turf in the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship. Middlebury will meet #4, Johns Hopkins, for the title on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. Rowan ends its season with a 21-2 record, for the second-most wins in school history, and its second straight NCAA Semifinal appearance, in addition to winning a conference championship for the second year in a row. Middlebury, the defending national champion, didn’t allow Rowan to gain any momentum in front of its biggest crowd of the year (898). The Panthers scored just four minutes into the game when Audrey Lazar put in a rebound off her own shot. Lazar... Read more →

Congratulations to Abby Hainsworth, Rowan University Senior Elite 90 Recipient

GLASSBORO, NJ – Abby Hainsworth, a Rowan University senior, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2022 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship, earning the award for the second time. Hainsworth (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown), majoring in mechanical engineering, currently carries a 4.0 GPA. She was presented with the award during the NCAA Championship Banquet at Rowan, which is serving as the host of this year’s championship, starting tomorrow (Nov. 18). The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships. Eligible student-athletes are sophomores... Read more →

Kutztown University Football Celebrates Another Outstanding Season

KUTZTOWN, PA (11/16/2022)-- Kutztown University football was celebrated for another outstanding season Wednesday afternoon when a school-record 15 student-athletes were named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division First or Second Teams. Kutztown's 15 selections are the second most in the PSAC and one more than the previous record of 14 set back in 2019. The Golden Bears have produced 96 all-conference honorees in eight seasons under current head coach Jim Clements. Earning All-PSAC East First Team honors were running back Darryl Davis-McNeil(Roslyn, Pa./Abington), offensive tackle Devin Hannan (Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon), offensive guard Parker Zimerofsky (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville), center Albert Glasgow(Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood), wide receiver Jerome Kapp (Barto, Pa./Boyertown), defensive end Kyle Sapp (Westampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional), linebacker Amani Justice (Salem, N.J./Salem) and safety CJ Brown (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville). Appearing on the Second Team are quarterback Donny Blaine (Jefferson Township, Pa./North Pocono), running back Jordan Davis (Franklin, N.J./Saint... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Accepting Nominations for Rams Hall of Fame

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 16, 2022)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Catholic High School is now accepting Hall of Fame nominations for the inaugural Induction Ceremony, which will take place on April 22, 2023. The nomination form is available on the school website ( and can be accessed by clicking on this link: GC Hall of Fame Nomination Form (Click Here) The school needs individuals to serve on the HOF committees. Please consider volunteering. Contact Bill Dougherty at 609-617-9959 or Gloucester Catholic High School was founded in 1926 and is steeped with alumni whose achievements reflect a tradition of excellence, commitment, and personal dedication. The Hall of Fame will honor select alums of our great school for their successes in the classroom and in the athletic arena during their careers at GC and their contributions to the greater community in their post-graduation years. “I am very excited to announce the introduction of the Gloucester... Read more →

The Sporting Event Ready to Captivate the Whole World Between 20 November and 18 December, something unique will be taking place, which only happens every four years. For the first time in competition history, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be hosted in the Middle East, as the tiny Persian Gulf country welcomes 32 international soccer teams from around the globe. Started back in 1930 when Uruguay hosted the inaugural tournament, the FIFA World Cup has gone on to become the most prestigious competition in soccer, only interrupted as a quadrennial event due to the Second World War. But since the sporting event resumed in 1950, the competition itself has enjoyed constant evolution and progress, always captivating the imaginations of a massively growing audience. The choice of Qatar as host nation did court plenty of controversy, largely due to human rights questions, although the desert location and climate also posed considerable problems. All previous World Cup... Read more →

Rowan Women's Soccer Faces Methodist Saturday

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Rowan will be making its 15th appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship as the Profs take on Methodist in a first-round matchup on Saturday in an 11 a.m. start. The game will be played at Virginia Wesleyan. Saturday's other game features the host Marlins squaring off with Puget Sound. The winners will meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. with a berth to the third round at stake. The 23rd-ranked Profs (13-0-4) enter the tournament after capturing the NJAC Championship with a 2-1 victory at Montclair State for its fourth conference title in program history. Rowan features the 2022 NJAC Defensive Player of the Year in Emma DeMaise and the NJAC Goalkeeper of the Year in Calista Burke. The duo have anchored a defense that has yielded just three goals in 17 games this season for a 0.24 goals against average. Burke leads the conference... Read more →

Rowan Men's Soccer and Stevens Play Saturday in Opening Round of NCAA Championship

HOBOKEN, NJ – The Rowan men's soccer team, which captured the NJAC title, will open play in the opening round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship against #20 Middlebury (10-4-3) on Saturday, November 12. Start time for the match in the Hoboken Regional hosted by Stevens is 3:30 p.m. at the DeBaun Athletic Complex. Stevens (15-0-3), ranked fourth in the nation, will host Worcester State (13-3-7) in Saturday's first game at 1 p.m. The winners of both games will meet in Sunday's regional final at 1 p.m. WATCH | LIVE STATS | LISTEN | TOURNAMENT CENTRAL | TICKETS ABOUT THE PROFS • Rowan earned the NJAC's automatic bid to the NCAAs with its 3-0 win at #9 Montclair State in the championship game. It was the Profs' first conference title since 2003 and the 14th in program history • The Profs making their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA... Read more →

Rowan Football Crushes Montclair 27-7

GLASSBORO, NJ -- in the second half to go on and win 27-7 over the Red Hawks Saturday afternoon in an NJAC matchup at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. The Profs yielded a touchdown on Montclair State's opening drive but that was all the scoring allowed by the defense, which also got an 80-yard interception return for a score from Eric Bryant in the second quarter. In all, the defense came away with two picks, four sacks, six tackles for losses, and a fumble recovery on the day as the team improves to 6-3 and 4-2 in conference play. James Fara rumbled for 124 yards and a score while quarterback Mike Husni connected with John Maldonado for a long 57-yard touchdown pass. Jake Hurler added a 22-yard field goal right before the half to give the Profs a 24-7 lead at the break. Rowan took the opening kickoff and turned in... Read more →

Sophisticated New TRACAB Horse Tracking System Delivers Accurate Race Data in Real Time

Satellite-Based System Improves Data Quality and Metrics for In-Venue and Live Broadcast/Content Production, Betting, and Post-Race Analysis MELVILLE, N.Y. — Oct. 20, 2022 — TRACAB, a Chyron brand, today announced the launch of its state-of-the-art TRACAB Horse Tracking System (HTS), which uses advanced satellite tracking technology via GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and real-time radio communications systems to improve data quality, accuracy, and latency in delivering key metrics from live horse races. TRACAB HTS improves upon existing radio frequency (RF)-based systems by providing faster metrics, delivered with less than 150 ms latency and is scientifically proven to provide centimeter accuracy. TRACAB HTS marks the next leap in the company's continual innovation, taking its expertise developed in association football and professional soccer and applying it to the world of horse racing. "Tested successfully in 1,000 races, the system delivers unparalleled results in real-time with high accuracy and low latency," said Stian... Read more →

Benefits of Walking for Strength Athletes

Sure, you can lift 400 pounds. But can you take a 40-minute walk? Bree-Anna Burick Last updated on January 27th, 2022 There’s an eternal chasm between the athletes who think that the only way to do cardio is high-intensity interval training and those who think jogging or cycling is the way to go. However, as with so many polarizing topics in strength sports, there is a middle ground. Walking may be one of the more underrated and accessible ways to improve your health. A brisk walk can do wonders for pretty much every area of your fitness. Fitting in a few 45-minute strolls per week — especially at a pace of, say, three or four miles an hour — is one of the smartest things you can do for your joints, immune system, heart, brain, and a lot more. It’s not high-tech, it doesn’t necessarily look cool on Instagram, and... Read more →

BYB to Make History This Sunday in London; 1st Women's Bare-Knuckle Fights in UK

October 16’s BYB 12 London Brawl will feature the first professional women’s bare-knuckle fights in UK History, including the country’s first professional women’s title fight. London, UK - As BYB Extreme makes its UK debut on Sunday, October 16 at the Indigo at the O2, it will also make combat sports history by featuring a pair of professional women’s bare knuckle fights - the first (and second) in UK’s history. On the card, Jozette Cotton (Omaha, NE) and Miranda “She Hulk” Barber (Boca Raton, FL by way of Lansing, MI) will face off for the inaugural BYB Women’s Super Welterweight title and the Police Gazette Diamond Belt – the first women’s bare knuckle championship fight in the UK. In the undercard, Jamie Driver (Boca Raton, FL by way of Pennington, NJ) and Sonya Dreilling (Albertville, AL by way of Greeley, CO). Over the past year, BYB has put an emphasis... Read more →

Three Surprise Teams Who May Have a Super Bowl Run This Season

Philadelphia Eagles Three Surprise Teams Who May Have a Super Bowl Run This Season The NFL is back for another season and already we have seen some spectacular plays on the field. The early stages of the campaign have also given us a chance to assess all 32 teams when it comes to their Super Bowl credentials. Here are three teams who look in with a great chance of making a run to the Super Bowl in Arizona in February. Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles have won the NFC East just once in the last four years. The Super Bowl LII winners were inconsistent last season, so they had to settle for second place in their division behind the Dallas Cowboys. Your undefeated Philadelphia @Eagles 🦅 They take care of the Commanders on the road! — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 25, 2022 Head coach Nick Sirianni has made... Read more →

Reviewed: Ernest Sports Golf Launch Monitor Es14

The ES14, released by Ernest Sports in 2014, is the company's most recent portable launch monitor. The ES14's biggest selling factor may be its mobility and the ease with which it can be set up in comparison to other high-end options. It measures 8.25 inches by 5.50 inches by 1.85 inches and weighs 3.5 pounds. Operating The Ernest Launch Monitor ES14 Users need only bring the ES14 to the range (or their home golf studio), power up the device, and adjust the integrated kickstand to ensure the device is angled appropriately to capture ball speed information (you'll need to adjust the kickstand depending on the group of clubs you're using: driver to 5-iron, 6-iron to gap wedge, and lob and sand wedge). The ES14 can run on a single 9V battery (an extra battery can be stored in the case's battery well), so you can leave the power adapter at... Read more →

Fall Football Specials and Watch Spots in the Philly Area

Liberty Bell Gastropub 1) Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse 1921 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Catch the big game on 22 televisions and an eleven-foot high-resolution big screen wall to cheer on the Birds and your favorite college bowl teams. Philadelphia's iconic sports bar Cavanaugh's is on the move and grand opens in a brand new location this weekend just in time for the start of Eagles and football season. Doors are open and its game-day go time with new buffalo chicken pizza, those famous hot and tangy sweet wings with bourbon in the buffalo sauce, and all your favorite foods. See below for specials. Thursday Night Football: $4 Yuengling Lager Drafts Saturday College football specials: $18 Bud Light Buckets, $24 White Claw Buckets - 5 beers per bucket. Sunday NFL/Eagles specials: $18 Miller Lite Buckets, $7 Jameson Drinks. Stay tuned for an Eagles tickets give away, and a 94.1 WYSP on... Read more →

Rowan and Springfield MA Battle To The End

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- Mike Husni connected with John Maldonado for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:02 left and AJ Kirvin added an interception on the next defensive series to help Rowan seal up a big 38-35 win at Springfield Saturday afternoon. Husni finished the day with a career-high five touchdown passes on 21-of-31 passing for 316 yards and an interception. Three of those scores went to Maldonado who also had a personal best with three trips to the end zone along with 115 yards on nine catches. The Profs also got big plays from James Fara and CJ Barrett as well. Fara had two scores, one on the ground and the other was a 95-yard touchdown catch and run while Barrett added a 44-yard TD reception early in the fourth quarter. After Barrett's touchdown, the defense came up with a huge goal line stop and turnover on the Pride. A fourth-and-1... Read more →

Kutztown's Opening Game a Defensive Battle Ending with Assumption Winning 3-0

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Kutztown University put forth a tremendous defensive effort, Saturday, keeping Assumption out of the end zone and allowing just 208 yards of total offense. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. The Greyhounds matched Kutztown's defensive intensity and used a late first-quarter field goal to stun the 13th-ranked Golden Bears, 3-0, in the season opener for both teams. Graduate student linebacker Amani Justice (Salem, N.J./Salem) led the charge for defensive coordinator Eric Fargo, who returned for his second stint with the program this past offseason. Justice totaled eight tackles, including one for loss, and recovered a fumble. CJ Brown (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville), Earl Volz (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) and Tyler Whary (Hereford, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) each had five tackles for the Golden Bears (0-1). Outside of a 20-carry, 96-yard day on the ground from running back Darryl Davis-McNeil (Roslyn, Pa./Abington), the KU offense struggled to get anything going. Assumption (1-0) brought a well-respected... Read more →

Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade's Contract Extended; Former Resident of Gloucester City NJ

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference Presidents Council announced Thursday the extension of Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade’s contract through the 2025-26 academic year. Hired in 2008, McGlade is in her 15th year as A-10 Commissioner, making her the longest serving commissioner in A-10 history. She is the longest-tenured full-time female commissioner of the 32 Division I Conferences and the sixth-longest tenured Division I commissioner. McGlade grew up in Gloucester City, NJ, and was a star basketball player at Gloucester Catholic High School. “Bernadette has been an outstanding leader for the past 14 years for the Atlantic 10 Conference, and she has successfully guided the league through challenging times nationally. She has worked tirelessly on behalf of our institutions and athletic programs to ensure our teams and student-athletes are in the best possible position to succeed both on and off the court. On behalf of the President's Council, we... Read more →

Rowan Football Selected Second by NJAC Poll

PITMAN, NJ -- Rowan was selected second as the New Jersey Athletic Conference released its 2022 NJAC Football Preseason Poll announced on Tuesday. The Profs were slotted ahead of Kean in third place and Montclair State in fourth. The Cougars were selected as the dark horse pick. Salisbury was selected as the favorites heading into the season with six first-place votes. Montclair State drew a lone first-place vote as well. Christopher Newport (fifth), The College of New Jersey (sixth), and William Paterson (seventh) round out the poll, respectively. Rowan kickstarts its 2022 campaign on Saturday, September 3rd, with a matchup at Widener. The home opener takes place on Saturday, September 24th, as Salve Regina visits Glassboro. 2022 NJAC Football Preseason Poll (First-place votes in parentheses) 1. Salisbury (6) 2. Rowan 3. Kean (dark horse) 4. Montclair State (1) 5. CNU 6. TCNJ 7. William Paterson Read more →

American Legion World Series 2022 Championship Preview

Two teams chasing history By Andy Proffet SHELBY N.C. (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--It took a little more drama than Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56 might have wanted, but their quest for a historic achievement remains alive. Troy (Ala.) Post 70 is chasing a bit of history themselves. Idaho Falls and Troy will face off in the 95th American Legion World Series championship game on Tuesday at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. The game will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. EDT. And follow on social media on Twitter (@LegionBaseball), Instagram (@TheAmericanLegion), and Facebook (@OfficialAmericanLegionBaseball and @AmericanLegionWorldSeries) using the hashtag #ALWS22. Idaho Falls is trying to become the first program to win three consecutive American Legion World Series titles after winning in 2019 and 2021 — the 2020 ALWS was canceled due to the pandemic. Five other teams won back-to-back titles before Post 56, but couldn’t make it three... Read more →

American Legion World Series Semifinals Today Starting At 4PM; See Videos of Sunday Games

ALWS Game 10: Alabama rallies to reach semifinals By Richard Walker SHELBY, N.C. (August 14, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Troy (Ala.) Post 70 became the second 2022 American Legion World Series semifinalist on Sunday afternoon. And Post 70’s 4-3 come-from-behind victory over League City (Tex.) Post 554 meant head coach Ross Hixon could finally take a deep breath shortly after the game’s final out. “It feels good to breathe a little bit,” Hixon said after his team improved to 2-1 in pool play and took their division’s top seed into Monday’s semifinals. “It was a heckuva baseball game. If anybody missed it, they need to re-watch that. “We just look forward to the opportunity to win two more games and win a national championship.” It was a game in which both teams had chances to win. But it was Troy (30-6) that came up biggest when it most needed to. After yielding three runs... Read more →

betPark Joins SEPTA to Ensure Eagles Fans Stay Safe

PHILADELPHIA (August 11, 2022) – betPARX Casino & Sportsbook, one of the leading mobile Casino and Sportsbook apps, is ensuring Eagles fans get home safely this football season by partnering with SEPTA to provide free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line after every Eagles home game this season, including this tomorrow’s pre-season match-up against the New York Jets. “We are excited for football season and are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with SEPTA to offer complimentary rides home throughout the entire football season” said Matthew Cullen, Senior Vice President of betPARX.” It’s our commitment to the Philadelphia sports fan to bring the action of the game to the palm of their hand. We want everyone to enjoy the thrill of the game responsibility by taking advantage of the free rides home program this football season.” Free rides provided exclusively by betPARX Casino & Sportsbook and... Read more →


By Louisa Llewellyn A 1874 photo of the Philadelphia Athletics who played their Sunday games in Gloucester City. During the 1880's the Philadelphia Athletics played its Sunday games in Gloucester. One game must surely have set some kind of record. The Athletics were playing Baltimore in a regularly scheduled American League game. Thousands came by ferry, train, and trolley to see the game. The crowd was much too large to be controlled and flowed onto the playing field. This situation deteriorated so quickly that the game had to be called after only two innings. A state law passed in 1888 ended Sunday baseball in Gloucester. Unknown photographer - 1874 Philadelphia Athletics Permission details Public domain works must be out of copyright in both the United States and in the source country of the work in order to be hosted on the Commons. If the work is not a U.S.... Read more →

Rowan U Football Team to Practice in Wildwood, Aug. 14

GLASSBORO, NJ -- The Rowan University Football team will host a practice at Maxwell Field in Wildwood on Sunday, August 14th from 10 a.m. to approximately noon. There is no admission fee for the event. Maxwell Field is located at 401 West Youngs Avenue Wildwood, NJ 08260. Maps and directions can be found here at this link. Fans, family, friends and alumni are invited to come out to support the Profs as the team prepares for the 2022 season. The squad begins preseason on Wednesday, August 10th and will have the season opener at Widener on Saturday, September 3rd. Read more →

American Legion Baseball: Brooklawn Post 72 Defeated by Allentown for Second Year in a Row

Wood Ridge baseball field WOOD RIDGE NJ (August 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--For the second year in a row the Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 Red baseball team was knocked out of the state tournament by Allentown American Legion. The NJ American Legion State Championship game was played July 28 game at the Wood Ridge Athletics Complex. The final score was 2-0. Following the game, Allentown baseball manager Sahil Thakur told the Trentonian Times that he and his players had a plan and they stayed "with that strategy" throughout the game. Brooklawn has dominated the State Legion Championship tournament for decades winning 30 state titles. Allentown moved on to play in the Mid - Atlantic Regional Tournament (Region 2) in Morgantown, West Virginia. The tournament began on Wednesday, August 3 and will wrap up on Sunday, August 7. Friday, ATown won Game 9 beating Wilmington Post 1, DE - 5-2. ATown rides a... Read more →

American Ultimate Disc League Schedule July 22nd– July 24th LOS GATOS, CA (July 20, 2022) - With just two weeks left of the 2022 American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) regular season, Championship Weekend (Madison, WI, August 26-27) inches closer, as the league enters its 13th week of the season. From DJs and live music to youth clinics, sponsor activations, and player meet and greets, now is the time for fans to get their tickets to the largest “ultimate” experience of the year. See the full schedule of games taking place this week, below, and watch the rest of the AUDL season on for only $20. Friday, July 22: New York Empire vs Philadelphia Phoenix –7pm EST (Philadelphia) Dallas Legion vs Atlanta Hustle –7:30pm EST (Atlanta) LA Aviators vs Salt Lake Shred –7pm MST (Salt Lake) Saturday, July 23: Minnesota Wind Chill vs Indianapolis AlleyCats –2pm EST (Indianapolis) DC Breeze vs Boston Glory –1pm EST (Boston) Dallas Legion... Read more →

CNB SPORTS NEWS: Illinois American Legion Team Buddies Up for Kids With Disabilities

By Jeff Stoffer PRINTED HERE WITH PERMISSION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION There’s much more to American Legion Baseball than batting averages and fielding skills. That’s a lesson Matt Johnson learned in Little League when his coach was Marty Conatser, who would go on to serve as American Legion national commander in 2007 and 2008. “We’re here to develop kids, not just to win baseball games,” says Johnson, coach of Champaign, Ill., Post 24’s prep team for players 14 and under. It’s a lesson that sticks with him today. As the Post 24 team stood at 9-3-1 for the season, players and coaches gathered June 18 at AMBUCS Park in nearby Urbana and served as “buddies” for young people facing physical or mental disabilities and challenges during a crisp, sunny Saturday morning baseball game. Aptly named, the Challenger League is about “providing an opportunity for these kids who don’t normally have... Read more →


History of American Legion Baseball American Legion Baseball is a national institution, having thrived through a world war, several national tragedies, and times of great prosperity as well as great despair. The league still stands behind the traditional values upon which it was founded in 1925. American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The program is also a promoter of equality, making teammates out of young athletes regardless of their income levels or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been and continues to be, a stepping stone to manhood for millions of young men who have gone on to serve their country or community, raise families or play the sport at the highest level. A modest beginning Community service has always been a core value of The American Legion. In 1925, this commitment was furthered to include... Read more →

Entries for the Essex Horse Trials Close June 20

$10,000 Prize Money for Preliminary Division! Far Hills, New Jersey — June 13, 2022 — Time is Running out! Entries close June 20 for the 2022 Essex Horse Trials which is scheduled to run July 1-2 at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone and at Moorland Farm in Far Hills. CNBNews graphic files This year, the Preliminary Division will feature $10,000 in prize money. The Division begins on Friday, July 1 at Hamilton Farm with Dressage from 12:00 - 4:00 followed by a course walk from 4:30 - 5:00 and Show Jumping from 5:30 - 6:30. On Saturday, July 2 the Cross Country begins at 12:00 and continues through 1:30 at Moorland Farm. The Prize Giving winds up the division at 3:30 at Moorland Farm. The other divisions offered at the Essex Horse Trials include Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training divisions. General admission is $10.00 per car. Tailgating spots will... Read more →

Rowan Athletics Wins NJAC Cup For 4th Time

PRINCETON, NJ – Rowan University Athletics was awarded the 2021-22 NJAC Cup, the league's all-sport award recognizing overall success in competition during the year. It marks the fourth time in the five years that the NJAC Cup has been awarded that Rowan has captured the trophy. The Profs earned the regular-season crowns in field hockey, volleyball, baseball, softball, men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving, and won the NJAC Championship meets in men's indoor track & field and men's outdoor track & field. Rowan also finished second in the standings in men's basketball and baseball and had third-place finishes in women's soccer and women's basketball. Rowan also took home the NJAC Tournament titles in field hockey, volleyball and softball, although those tournament results didn't factor into the point totals. "The pride in winning the NJAC Cup comes from our pride in the conference, which is full of outstanding... Read more →

The Essex Horse Trials July 1-2; Featuring $10,000 Preliminary Division

Far Hills, New Jersey — June 8, 2022 — The 2022 Essex Horse Trials will offer a $10,000 Preliminary Divison! The $10,000 purse will be distributed as follows: The winner will receive $5,000, second place takes home $3,000 and third place $2,000. Set for July 1-2 with a new format, the event will take place at two locations. On Friday, dressage and show jumping will be held at Hamilton Farm, home of the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. The next day, the exciting cross-country phase will return to historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills. The Preliminary Division begins on Friday, July 1 at Hamilton Farm with Dressage from 12:00 - 4:00 followed by a course walk from 4:30 - 5:00 and Show Jumping from 5:30 - 6:30. On Saturday, July 2 the Cross Country begins at 12:00 and continues through 1:30 at Moorland Farm. The Prize Giving winds up... Read more →

PROF'S Atiya Named ABCA Pitcher of the Year; Joined on ABCA All-Region Team by Murphy and Schooley

GREENSBORO, NC – Rowan junior Eli Atiya has been chosen as the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region Pitcher of the Year, as voted on by the members of the American Baseball Coaches Association. Atiya was also named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 4 First Team, along with Profs’ rightfielder Ryan Murphy, while third baseman Anthony Schooley was chosen to the All-Region Third Team. SPORTS INFORMATION Atiya (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) was also honored this season as the NJAC Co-Pitcher of the Year and as the Region 4 Pitcher of the Year. The lefthander had also been named to the NJAC All-Conference First Team for the second year in a row. Atiya led the Profs, going 8-1, recording 69 strikeouts in 79.1 innings pitched. Owning an ERA of 2.38 in 12 starts, opponents batted just .223 against him. He threw one complete game this season, a 16-0 shutout of NJAC... Read more →

How this Phillies season has gone so far

The Phillies’ season has been up and down so far with the results not being consistent after winning a few games in a row and then losing a few games in a row. Sports fans have been heading to casino zonder vergunning en cruks at to place their bets on the Phillies games each week. The team have had a poor run of form recently and we will look at what has been the cause of this. What’s gone wrong? Players such as Joe Girardi have got to take some of the blame as he’s only managed less than two full seasons with him not seeming to be the right fit for the team as they continue to keep losing. They are rumours that they are reluctant to fire him as what if they fire him and the team continue to perform badly and keep losing. The president of... Read more →

Top 3 Athletes From New Jersey

New Jersey is a land where sports thrive. While the state may just have a single major league sports team, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, since the New Jersey Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012, there's a lot of history in the Garden State’s history. From NBA champions to olympic athletes and world class soccer players, this a land where superior sportsmen and women are born and raised. Let’s take a look at some of the best so you know never to doubt a New Jersey athlete whenever you visit this site, where you can find sites to bet on events these athletes are taking part in. 3 . Derek Jeter He may be a New York Yankees legend, but Derek Jeter was born on the other side of the Hudson River. Born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, Jeter is the son of Sanderson Charles... Read more →

Rowan Opens Play in NCAA Regional Against Mitchell College on Friday at McGill Field

2022 Rowan baseball team ANNVILLE, PA – Tenth-ranked Rowan will open play in the NCAA Baseball Annville Regional against Mitchell College on Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at McGill Field. The Profs (30-8) are seeded first in this regional while Mitchell (30-11) is fourth. In the second game at 1:30 p.m., 24th-ranked and second-seeded Washington & Jefferson (35-8) will face the host, third-seeded Lebanon Valley (30-14). The winners of Friday's game will play at noon on Saturday, while the losers will face off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The double-elimination format will continue through Sunday. All three teams other than Rowan won their conference titles to reach this point – Mitchell (New England Collegiate Conference); Washington & Jefferson (Presidents' Athletic Conference); and Lebanon Valley (MAC Commonwealth). WATCH | LISTEN - WGLS 98.7. FM | LIVE STATS | GAME PROGRAM | BRACKET | TOURNAMENT PAGE ABOUT THE PROFS: The Profs... Read more →

Rowan's Softball Players McKenzie Melvin and Teammate Emily August Honored by NJAC

McKenzie Melvin and Emily August Honored by NJAC PITMAN, NJ (May 18, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)– Two Rowan Softball Student-Athletes scored New Jersey Athletic Conference Weekly Honors in the final report of the season. McKenzie Melvin was named the NJAC Player of the Week with teammate Emily August selected as the NJAC Pitcher of the Week. The duo were named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team as the Profs advanced to the championship series over the weekend but fell in a tough 3-2 defeat to the host Tufts to end the postseason ride. Melvin batted .357 (5-for-14) with four runs, two stolen bases, a triple and an RBI in four games. She also had an outfield assist, throwing out a runner at the plate in Sunday's game vs. Tufts. August made three starts with a 2.62 ERA in 18.2 innings of work, striking out 16 batters while yielding seven earned runs on 21... Read more →

CNB Sports: Gloucester High Knocked Out of the Hammonton Softball Tournament by Delsea (see photo album)

Bruce Darrow | CNBNews Sports HAMMONTON, NJ (April 21, 2022)—Hammonton pitcher Gianna Dougherty shutdown Gloucester High allowing only six hits. Delsea got two unearned runs in the opening round of the Hammonton Invitational Tournament played in Hammonton. Dougherty struck out three and walked one. Delsea had six hits by six different players. Danaka Bennett had two hits for Gloucester (7-4). Gloucester scored its run in the seventh, but Daugherty was able to shut the door. Kloi Tighe and Olivia George combined on a six-hitter for Gloucester. Read more SEE ALBUM Read more →

Rowan's Head Baseball Coach Wins 200th Game

EWING, NJ – Seventh-ranked Rowan had 18 hits as it defeated TCNJ, 11-4, in NJAC baseball action today to give Mike Dickson (photo) his 200th victory as the Profs’ head coach. Rowan improves to 20-5 on the season, and 6-1 in the conference​. Dickson, who was an All-American in his playing days at Rowan, is now 200-80 in seven years with the Profs, which includs two NJAC titles, one Regional championship and four appearances in the NCAA Regionals. Anthony Schooley had four hits on the day, and Pat Defeciani had three, while lefthander Eli Atiya remained unbeaten and picked up his sixth victory as he struck out four. Schooley was 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBI, while Ryan Murphy, Eric DiDomenico and Chris Curcio contributed two RBI each. The Profs scored at least one run in all but three innings, and built up a 10-0 lead by the seventh... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Names Matt Gaudreau, Head Coach of GCHS Hockey Program

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 13, 2022)--Gloucester Catholic Athletic Director Ryan Meehan has announced the hiring of Matt Gaudreau as the new Head Coach of the GCHS Ice Hockey Program. Matt was a member of the Gloucester Catholic Rams Head Coach Matt Gaudreau- photo courtesy of Boston College Class of 2013 and was a part of the squad who led our program to its first appearance in an NJSIAA State Championship Game. After leaving Gloucester Catholic Matt played four years at Boston College where he led the team in points as a senior. Matt spent 5 years playing professional ice hockey in the AHL & ECHL before playing professionally in Sweden. Most recently Matt has been a coach with the Philadelphia Hockey Club’s NCDC & Premier Junior teams out of Hollydell Ice Arena. Rams Head Coach Matt Gaudreau- “Coming back to Gloucester Catholic is so special to me. I’ve played hockey... Read more →

Rowan Rallies to Defeat Penn State Abington 9-7

GLASSBORO, NJ - Anthony Schooley drove in the go-ahead run, and Hunter Wroniuk drove in an insurance run as #7 Rowan rallied to defeat Penn State Abington, 9-7, fighting back from a five-run deficit. The Profs improve to 19-5 on the season with their third straight win. Pinch hitter Dylan Maria tied the game, 7-7, with a solo home run in the seventh inning, his first as a Prof. In the eighth, Nick Fazio bunted to get on base and eventually scored on a single by Schooley. With two outs, Wroniuk singled to bring home Ryan Mostrangeli, who had reached base on a fielder's choice. Patrick Sudnikovich (2-0) earned the win in relief, striking out two in the eighth inning while Christian Bascunan picked up his fourth save of the season, working the ninth inning. Ryan Mostrangeli was 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI, while Ryan Murphy went 3-for-4... Read more →

Rams Pitcher Tanner Nolan Has A Bright Future

By Mark Zimmaro THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD Tanner Nolan carries a lot on his shoulders each time he takes the mound for the Gloucester Catholic High School baseball team. When times get tough during pressure moments, Nolan looks down at the word “Pop” stitched into his baseball glove and receives a boost of strength and confidence. A few years ago, Nolan lost his grandfather, who was a major supporter of his baseball career. “It was a really hard time,” said Nolan, who is now a junior. “He was at a lot of my games. He was my support system, and I miss him a lot. But I have him stitched into my glove so I always have him with me whenever I’m on the mound. It’s always huge to have him on my side.” The only thing stronger than Nolan’s pitching arm is his bond with his tight-knit family, which... Read more →

12 Profs Earned NJAC Awards, Nine Won Multiple Honors

PITMAN, NJ -- Kevin Gillooly was named the NJAC Men's Swimmer of the Year for the third time while head coach Brad Bowser claimed his sixth NJAC Coach of the Year as the conference announced its 2021-22 year-end awards on Wednesday. A total of 12 Profs earned awards including nine that won multiple honors. The NJAC All-Conference honors were based on finishes at the Met Conference Championships while the special awards were determined by a vote of the league's head coaches. Gillooly was named the NJAC Rookie of the Year in 2018, and selected the top swimmer in the conference in 2019 and 2020. The Profs did not compete during the 2020-21 season. Among capturing first team selections in the 50 free, 100 fly and a member of the 200 free, 400 free, 400 medley relay teams as well as second-team pick in the 100 free and 200 medley relay,... Read more →

Rowan's August, Lutz, Murphy, Atiya, Green, Lorjuste and Stevenson Earn NJAC Honors

PITMAN, NJ -- The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced its Players of the Week which features seven Rowan student-athletes among the weekly accolades. In softball, Emily August was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Week with teammate Rylee Lutz selected as the NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week. For baseball, Ryan Murphy was awarded the NJAC Player of the Week with Eli Atiya chosen the NJAC Pitcher of the Week. Molly Green was cited as the NJAC Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week. In women's outdoor track & field, Nevaeh Lorjuste took home the NJAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week. On the men's side, Treshan Stevenson captured the NJAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week as well. August tossed two complete game victories in her two starts last week for the Profs. She started off with Wednesday's 4-1 game one win over Haverford, allowing just one run on four... Read more →

Rowan Softball Opens NJAC Season with DH Sweep over William Paterson

GLASSBORO, NJ -- #19 Rowan opened New Jersey Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader sweep at home over William Paterson on Saturday winning game one, 6-0, and the second, 10-1 in five innings. Game one Starter Emily August twirled a four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks while the offense plated all six runs in the sixth inning to get the day started off on the right foot. Morgan Zane broke the scoreless tie as she led off that sixth with a home run over the scoreboard in left for her fifth dinger on the season. Later in the frame with the bags full, Breanna Bryant added to the lead with a two-run single. The six runs came on just four hits, two walks and a William Paterson error. It was more than enough for August, who did not allow a runner past second base to notch her eighth... Read more →

Rowan's Murphy Scores 3 Runs as Profs Beat Cabrini 8-5

RADNOR, PA – Ryan Murphy went 4-for-5 and scored three runs to pace #7 Rowan to an 8-5 win at Cabrini in non-league baseball action, as the Profs improve to 13-4 on the season. Ryan Murphy Murphy hit a solo home run for his fourth of the season and added a double while Anthony Schooley went 2-for-5 and scored two runs. Designated hitter Patrick Defeciani was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double. Ben Iervolino earned his first victory as a Prof going five innings and striking out four. Eric Cartafalsa and Christian Bascunan closed out the game in relief, allowing just two Cabrini runs over the final four innings. The Profs trailed, 1-0, at the start but scored three runs in the second inning. Hunter Wroniuk drew a bases-loaded walk, while Dylan Maria forced in a run after being hit by a pitch. Tyler Cannon drove in the... Read more →

Rowan Splits Doubleheader with Messiah

MECHANICSBURG, PA - Ninth-ranked Rowan split a doubleheader with Messiah, winning the first game before being edged in the second, 4-3. The Profs are now 11-4 on the season. In the first game, Rowan scored eight runs in its first inning, getting its start when Patrick Defeciani singled to score Tyler Cannon and Ryan Mostrangeli drove in one run with a sacrifice fly. The Profs took advantage of Messiah errors and two bases-loaded walks to go up 5-0, before Cannon hit a two-run double. Ryan Murphy's sacrifice fly brought in the final run, as Trip McCaffrey scored to give Rowan a resounding 8-0 lead. The Profs added another in the second inning on an RBI double from Eric DiDomenico. Messiah (10-10) scored one in the second on a solo home run, and the Profs followed with five runs in the fifth inning with another RBI double by DiDomenico and a... Read more →