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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Bulldogs Best Bears 9 - 5
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Springfield falls to Westfield, hard against Millburn.
After losing last Saturday to traditional powerhouse Westfield in a close game 6-2, the Springfield Laxmen held host to an experienced Millburn team behind Dayton High School. Falling behind 1-0, Springfield came back on a beautiful goal by Anthony Corigliano who won the face off and took it coast to coast to tie the game. Another excellent outing by goalie Gavin Schorenstein and another goal by Corigliano would keep things close, but the Millers from Millburn were not going be upset and would eventually pull away, outscoring the Jr Dawgs 6-1 in the second half to seal a 9-2 victory. *Thanks to Michael Dzikowski for this contribution.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Both Ian and Kendall Ellmer of Springfield were honored with awards for their efforts with the Summit Area YMCA Seals last week.
Two young Springfield swimmers recently brought home some medals and good memories with their participation with the Summit Area YMCA Seals. Ian Ellmer, 12, and his younger sister, Kendall, were both feted for their efforts with the team. Ian was named Most Outstanding Swimmer in the 11-12 age group, while Kendall became the youngest Seal to complete all 18 events before her 12th birthday. The two Ellmer children, who swim for the Springfield Community Pool during the summer, received their citations last week at an annual banquet held at the Summit Hotel. Their dad, Michael Ellmer, glowed with pride. "It's a lot of fun. It's a great group of people," Michael said about the parents and coaches who oversee the swim team. "You develop a lot…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
It's not quite what you'd expect.
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 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Coach makes effort to bring the sport to Springfield's youth.
A strong attempt is being made this year by resident Head Coach Jeff Kaesshaefer to finally offer and introduce to the children of Springfield the game of lacrosse. A sport that started in New Jersey as far as back 1882 when 12 guys from Lawrenceville played with wooden sticks known as "racquets", lacrosse over the next century, would explode across the entire state of New Jersey as high schools and youth programs caught on. A sport which had always given the image of a privileged or an elitist game (as nearly all the teams came from private or prep schools), lacrosse had about 100 high school teams in the 1990's grow to 184 in 2003, and then to 323 teams by 2010. That is tremendous growth and growth that hasn't hit the town of …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Safe, Non-Contact Instruction Develops Athletic Skills through Football
For Kids Ages 6-14 Years: With former New York Giants like Bill Ard, Stephen Baker, Rodney Hampton, Eric Dorsey, Keith Elias, Curtis McGriff, Odessa Turner and Charles Way providing support, New York Giants Youth Football Camps will return this summer to 22 Tri-State locations, including a camp in Springfield, NJ at the Jonathan Dayton High School, Monday - Friday, July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. New York Giants Youth Football Camps provide non-contact instruction to kids from ages 6 to 14 years old. Led by professional coaches and New York Giant Heroes, kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the Giants way. Through safe, non-contact instruction, the program develops athletic skills and life skills through football. Special…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Remember Jesse Orosco from the Mets?