Thursday, May 23, 2013
'Fed up' resident Bill Connors says he will run as write-in candidate for Bernards Twp. Committee if he gets enough signatures.
Editor's note: Resident Bill Connors weighs in on a proposal to install a new driveway off South Finley Avenue designed to better improve traffic flow at Ridge High School at 268 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge, and says he would like to run as a write-in candidate for Bernards Township Committee to offer an alternative. To the editor, Are you as fed up as I am? I am writing this letter as a resident of South Finley Ave for the last 15 years. I live at 265 South Finley Ave,, directly across from the Bernards Township Health Department. In 2012 the Bernards Township Board of Education (BOE) and the Bernards Township Committee (TC) got together and formed a Joint Task Force (JTF) to review and recommend changes to the Ridge High School (RHS…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday night victory over Montclair advances team in state playoffs.
Tuesday night's 8-2 win over Montclair moves the Ridge High School boys lacrosse team — which already gained the Somerset County championship last week — ahead to take on Bridgewater-Raritan in a semifinal game in the state NJSAII playoffs later this week. The game is scheduled to be held to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Ridge, 268 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. Owen Molloy, Sean O'Brien and JT Palladino each contributed 2 goals toward the final score.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Ridge girls LAX team next will face Immaculate Heart Academy in the state NJSIAA playoffs.
The Ridge High School girls lacrosse team — which last week beat the Hillsbrough to win the Somerset County Tournament — moved ahead in the state NJSIAA playoffs with a decisive win over Watchung Hills on Tuesday night. The game, played at Ridge, ended with a 17-4 victory for Ridge, continuing a string of victories in which the girls scored closed to 20 points in post-season wins over their opponents. The team now is 16-2 for the season. Sam Brown, named MVP in the county tournament, had 3 goals and 5 assists in Tuesday's game, and is within one goal of breaking the 200-goal mark for her high school career. The Ridge school career record for girls lacrosse is 208. The team next faces Immaculate Heart Academy at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Red-carpet looks combine with warm memories for seniors and friends getting together for a big night for Class of '13.
Friday was truly a night to remember for Ridge High School seniors and their dates — some from other classes or towns — who put on a display of elegance as they arrived for the prom party at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. But beneath all the finery, the students still were a group of friends who were taking advantage of one of the last chances for the Ridge class of 2013 to get together for a big special occasion — at least until next month's graduation. Many of the students also attended pre-prom parties around the town. Principal Frank Howlett and other chaperones were waiting for the students as they arrived — many riding with groups in limos — to help keep the evening organized. Please add your own photos. — Terry Boudreau …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Boys Somerset County tournament championship on Thursday, girls begin state playoffs.
The action really heats up on Thursday and Friday for both boys and girls Red Devils lacrosse teams, with the boys set to face Somerville for the final game in the Somerset County Tournament at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ridge High School. The boys defeated Rutgers Prep in last weekend's semifinal game to get a chance at becoming the champs in the Somerset County Tournament. The Ridge girls lacrosse team already gained the Somerset County crown on Tuesday night, defeating Hillsborough 19-14 in a spirited contest held in Bridgewater. The Ridge girls were repeating an earlier win over Hillsborough in the season's opener, played at Ridge. Meanwhile, by chance, the boys team will face off against Somerville — the same team that they had beaten in last…
Race organizers worked with high school to create scholarship fund for college-bound students.
It's a bird...it's a plane...it's a bunch of runners dressed up as Superman. Superheroes of all types will be flexing their muscles as they run through several Morris County towns Sunday as part of the Superhero Half Marathon and Relay. The event, sponsored by Morristown bar and restaurant Tashmoo and Sona Thirteen, will kick off at the Ginty Field Complex in Morris Township around 8 a.m. Runners will travel on a 6.5-mile course but run a total of 13.1 miles. Last year, more than 1,300 runners, most of them dressed head-to-toe in costume, ran the race according to the event's website. "The event is quickly on its way to becoming one of the largest races in New Jersey," organizers said on the event's website. In preparation for the super …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Girls lacrosse tallies up another high score for semifinal game victory.
The Ridge High School varsity lacrosse girls team carried their lead through Saturday's Somerset County Tournament semifinal game against Montgomery to a final 18-8 victory at Ridge's Lee Field. The team, now 13-2 for the season, moves onto the final game of the county tournament, due to be played at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Bridgewater-Raritan. The Red Devils will play the winner of Saturday's other semifinal matchup between Hillsborough and The Pingry School. Top scorers were Sam Brown, with 3 goals and five assists; and Izzy Behrins and Meagan Quigley, each with 4 goals and two assists. Ridge Goalie Tara Cuddihy accomplished 15 saves, according to the stats. After the game, Head Coach Laurie Anthony encouraged the girls to go out on Tuesday…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
It was neighbor against neighbor on Wednesday.
The No. 7 Ridge High School Red Devils boys lacrosse met up with neighbor no. 19 Bernards High School on Wednesday afternoon for a Somerset County quarterfinal match. The host team ended up sending Bernards home with a decisive 19-7 defeat. Ridge was lead by Owen Molloy with 5 goals, J.T. Palladino with 4 goals and Eric Scott with 4 goals. Bernards got 3 goals from Devin Ray. The Ridge boys head to the semifinal game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, playing the winner of Thursday's match between Immaculata High School and Rutgers Prep. Bernards next plays St. Peter’s Prep at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Franklin High School Sweeps at major track competition held at Hillsborough High School.
An estimated 650 or more students from high schools throughout the county came together for Tuesday's Somerset County Track Championships held at Hillsborough High School. The students participated in 15 events that included running, jumping and throwing, starting after school and continuing until the skies got dark. About 1,500 attended. Coming out on top of the boys and girls rankings were the teams from Franklin with the highest ranking Patch town Hillsborough, which captured a second for the girls and fourth for the boys. Women - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored 1) Franklin High School 137 2) Hillsborough High School 90 3) Montgomery High School 50 4) Bernards 49 5) Ridge High School 45 6) Bridgewater-Raritan HS 25 7) Mount St. Mary …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Bernards Township Schools administrator credits staff, students and community support for Newsweek ranking.
Ridge High School ranks 215th of 2,000 high schools nationwide in Newsweek magazine's "America's Best High Schools" rankings. Two weeks ago, Ridge also was named one of the top high schools in the state — at no. 8 —by U.S. News & World Report. "We our very proud of our rankings since they are due to the hard work of our staff and students and would not be possible without our incredible community support," said Sean Siet, Bernards Township assistant schools superintendent. Similar formulas are used in calculating the rankings, Siet said, but Newsweek uses the SAT score and average Advanced Placement scores of all students, not just seniors as in the U.S. News & World Report lists. The U.S. News rankings do not score test results, instead …