Sunday, August 12, 2012
Somerset County 4-H Fair draws thousands, despite sporadic rain.
The Planning Board last Thursday heard the opening of the formal presentation of plans for a 4,200-square-foot new mosque building at 124 Church Street in the Liberty Corner section. The plan conforms to local zoning for the four-acre lot in a residential zone, but there were questions from the audience, and some board members, about the expected membership at the planned house of worship and hours tht the mosque would be open. Residents also questioned the source funding for the new facility, although the planning board's chairman advised that is not relevant for the hearing before the board. A Federal mediation process was extended for another week between the township-based Verizon communications and representatives for 45,000 union …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
U.S. women's soccer team beats Japan 2-1 Thursday in London.
It was evening in London, afternoon in New Jersey—and a golden moment in Basking Ridge. Ridge High School graduate Tobin Heath, class of 2006, was a member of the U.S. women's soccer team that won gold shortly after 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in a victory over Japan, 2-1. It was a reversal of the U.S. team's loss to Japan in last year's World Cup, a match-up in which Heath, a midfielder, also took part. Thursday's tooth-and-nail play in the final Olympic game was seen as somewhat of "sweet revenge" against Japan, as in this account on Yahoo Sports. Meanwhile, at home, Ridge girls soccer coach Katie Donahue said she had watched the game and was impressed by how the U.S. Olympic team "held on" while Japan battled to regain the lead. "It's …
Americans face Japan in final match Thursday at 2:45 p.m.
Thursday is the day that the U.S. women's soccer team is scheduled to head out on the field at Wembley Stadium in London — a world epicenter for soccer — to go for Olympic gold, with a Ridge High School graduate and former Ridge soccer player as part of that team Thursday's match, scheduled for 2:45 p.m., is a rematch of the same rivalry — U.S. vs. Japan — as in last year's World Cup final. Japan triumphed in that game on penalties following a 2-2 draw at the end of 120 minutes. Heath, who has moved into a starter spot in this Olympics soccer games, also played in last year's World Cup final, during which local fans cheered her on then as during this summer. Heath, and the team, have since July 25 through a string of victories to reach …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Basking Ridge native will have the eyes of the world on her Thursday, when the women's soccer team plays final match.
The U.S. women's soccer team fell behind in Monday's semifinal Olympics match against rival Canada, but the battle of north vs. south ultimately went to the U.S., which scored a 4-3 victory in a game with Basking Ridge's Tobin Heath filling a solid spot as midfielder. According to ESPN soccer.net, the United States' last-gasp extra-time win to seals the team's spot in the Olympics women's soccer final for the fifth successive tournament. A video with highlights from the game is on the Huffington Post. Thursday's final match will now be a repeat of last year's World Cup final in which Japan triumphed on penalties following a 2-2 draw at the end of 120 minutes. Heath, who has moved into a starter spot in this Olympics soccer games, also …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Ridge High girls soccer coach says watching an Olympian who once wore the same soccer uniform is "amazing thing."
The U.S. Women's Soccer Team has knocked off the New Zealand team 2-0 with an assist from former Basking Ridge resident Tobin Heath, and now moves on to the semifinal on Monday against the winner of a Great Britain vs. Canada match. The U.S. team is undefeated, 4-0, following the Friday morning game against the New Zealand game, played in Newcastle, England. Midfielder Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, assisted Sydney Leroux with a second-half goal that clinched the game for the U.S., according to a play-by-play on ussoccer.com. What it means for Ridge girls soccer players At home, Ridge girls soccer coach Katie Donahue said prior to Friday's game that in general, having her team members watch the Women's National Team play is …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Heath, a 2006 Ridge High School graduate, now is 'nomad,' she says in YouTube video.
With three victories under their belts, the U.S. women's soccer team will take on the New Zealand team in Newcastle, England, at St. James' Park at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, and many local fans will be watching to see if 2006 Ridge graduate Tobin Heath will be out on the field for the Olympic quarterfinal match. Heath, who grew up in Basking Ridge and played on the Ridge High School girls soccer team for three years, has been an active participant in all three victory games, against France, Colombia and, most recently, North Korea on Wednesday. Prior to the first game, Heath was interviewed on ussoccer.com's Studio 90 Extra Time from Glasgow, Scotland, in which she discussed such topics as what it was like to see "iconic" soccer fields in …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Basking Ridge's Tobin Heath on field as U.S. women's soccer captures third Olympic victory.
The U.S. women's soccer team, with Tobin Heath on the field, captured the team's third victory in the summer Olympic games underway in London, defeating North Korea, 1-0. Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, filled a midfielder position during the game. Abby Wambach scored the lone goal that decided the game, leading the team into the quarterfinals. So far, U.S. women's soccer has defeated France, Colombia and now the women's soccer team from North Korean during the Olympic games. Heath, who also played in last year's World Cup game, has her hometown fans on her turf in Basking Ridge.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Now 2-0 in Group G after easy win vs. Colombia.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The United States women's soccer team and Basking Ridge native Tobin Heath made it two straight wins to open up the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Colombia. The team secured a tip to the quarterfinals with the victory. U.S. goals were scored by Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd. Heath did not play in Saturday's contest after playing and drawing a foul in the team's 4-2 come-from-behind win against France on Wednesday. Basking Ridge fans have been excited about watching one of their own at the Games. The squad plays its third game in Group G on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. against North Korea. The game is not scheduled to be aired on NBC or NBC Sports Network.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
U.S. Women's Soccer Team member Tobin Heath grew up in Basking Ridge, and played on Ridge High School team.
Fans of women's soccer in the Basking Ridge area won't just be rooting for their country's team. Some are sure to be watching, and cheering, for Tobin Heath, the graduate of Ridge High School who is participating in the Olympic games in London. Heath, 24, already has filed a blog on ESPN.com about her feelings on competing among the world's top athletes. Rich Shello, Ridge's athletic director, said earlier this week that he "absolutely will be looking out for Tobin as well as all of the American athletes." Heath and the U.S. women's team already scored a 4-2 victory over France on Tuesday, even before the opening ceremony. Shello said he is unaware of any other Ridge athlete who made it to the Olympics, although 2012 graduate Bradley …
Women's soccer squad and Basking Ridge native topple France before opening ceremony.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The 2012 Olympics in London may not have had their official opening ceremony yet, but that doesn't mean they haven't started. And for Basking Ridge native Tobin Heath and the United States women's soccer team, it started on a high note. Heath played at midfield for the U.S. and drew a foul as the team came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat France 4-2 on Tuesday. The win gives the squad three points to open Group G play. France had scored two goals in the first 13 minutes of the match before the U.S. started its comeback. Alex Morgan scored two of the team's four tallies–the tying and final goals. Heath and Co. will compete next on Saturday against Columbia. The game will be televised live on NBC Sports Network, beginning at noon. The …