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Four area teams to vie for state titles on Championship Weekend

South Brunswick, Bridgewater-Raritan, Somerville and Middlesex all will get their crack at state titles in two weeks. They were the lone four teams from the WCTC coverage area to advance to Championship Weekend.  Dates, times and sites are to be announced no later than tomorrow by the NJSIAA. In Saturday's semifinal action: North Jersey, Section…

NJ Pharma Giant Tackles Veterans Suicide Tragedy

Johnson & Johnson, the nation's largest healthcare company, is mounting a campaign to raise awareness about the suicide rate among military veterans.  The Veteran Administration's own statistics show there are 22 suicides a day, or one every 65-minutes. Dr. David Hough, a neuroscientist at J&J, says veterans who experience combat are more prone to depression,…

More Train Troubles For Commuters Who Use Penn Station

There are more train troubles in store for New Jersey commuters who use Penn Station. NJ Transit says Amtrak's upcoming infrastructure project will affect five trains a day during peak ridership periods when new track repairs begin in January.  One New Jersey Coast Line train will be diverted to Hoboken during the morning and evening…

Only one area team advances in Saturday 1st round action

Only one of the five area teams playing first-round playoff games Saturday advanced to the semifinals next weekend.  Piscataway, the 2nd seed in North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 5, will move on to face Bridgewater-Raritan - the 3rd-seed - with a commanding 45-6 win over visiting Bayonne. Of the four teams to lose, two…

Eight area teams advance on opening night of playoffs

The opening night of the state playoffs is in the books, and eight area teams are on the the next round, with five more looking to punch their tickets Saturday afternoon. Friday night's results guaranteed at least one sectional final with an area team, as both Old Bridge and South Brunswick won in their half…

Playoff Analysis: Non-Publics

Non-Public - Group 4 #8 St. Augustine Prep at #1 Bergen Catholic (Sat 1 pm) #7 Don Bosco Prep at #2 St. Peter’s Prep (Sat 12 pm) #6 Paramus Catholic at #3 St. Joseph-Metuchen (Sat 1 pm) #5 Delbarton at #4 Seton Hall Prep (Sat 1 pm) St. Joe's of Metuchen would much rather have faced…