Mercer County Sports

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New Jersey Youth Soccer looks forward to 2021-22 season

New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) and its member leagues have announced a renewed commitment for the 2021-22 season. Through this ongoing relationship, the state association and its member leagues remain focused on continued collaboration to...
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State Championship aspiration fuels Hillsborough heading into 2021 campaign

HILLSBOROUGH - The Hillsborough High School football team will suit up in front of its hometown fans on Sept. 2 at Dan A. Noonan Field for its season opener against Hunterdon Central. Coach Kevin Carty...
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Bordentown seeks to secure first state playoff berth since 2014

When the Bordentown Regional High School football team stepped onto the gridiron last fall, they were coming off a winless season and had mustered only one win in two years. That surely has changed going...

Princeton University’s Women’s Ice Hockey alum turns pro as coaches push athletes to achieve...

By SAMANTHA GORMAN Correspondent Forward Annie MacDonald, Princeton University Class of 2021, was drafted into the National Women’s Hockey League by the Toronto Six. This second round, ninth pick selection was announced by Princeton alumna Kelsey...
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Lawrenceville School football anticipates success on and off the field as new head coach...

By SAMANTHA GORMAN Correspondent After years of firsthand experience on the field and as a coach, Napoleon Sykes is able to sum up his approach to team culture in three letters: T.C.B. “Take Care of Business and...

Princeton University athlete reflects on first Olympic experience

By SAMANTHA GORMAN Correspondent Ed Trippas of Princeton University’s Men's Track and Field Team has returned to the States after representing Australia in his first Olympic Games. Racing in the first round of the 3,000 meter steeplechase...
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Local residents honor former coach during Larry Smith Sr. Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Hillsborough Township community lost a friend, mentor and coach this past April when Larry Smith Sr. passed away due to natural causes. A member of the Hillsborough community since 1992, Smith coached basketball at...
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Hillsborough 9U baseball squad caps off summer campaign by winning Montgomery Covino Tournament

It was a “great” summer session on the baseball diamond for Coach Christian Fulmino and his Hillsborough 9U travel baseball team. Fulmino’s 9U squad represented the Hillsborough Baseball League this summer while competing in the...

Princeton University athlete qualifies for Australian Olympic team in 3,000-meter steeplechase.

By Samantha Gorman Ed Trippas '21 of the Princeton University Track and Field/Cross Country Team produced an outstanding 3,000-meter steeplechase performance on June 29 to earn a spot on the Australian Olympic Team. “It’s the kind...
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Hillsborough Raiders 16U Baseball Team takes home top prize at USABL Jersey Battle Tournament

It was a “very fun” couple of days last weekend for the Hillsborough Junior American Legion baseball team during the USABL Jersey Battle Tournament held in Hillsborough Township at Mountain View Park. Competing in the...
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Hillsborough girls 4×400 meter relay squad places fifth at Outdoor Nationals

Things did not go smoothly for the Hillsborough High School girls 4x400 meter relay squad of Kirstyn Schechter, Sia Mahajan, Jayde McDermid and Sarah Wnorowski on their way to the 2021 Outdoor Nationals in...
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Schechter leads Hillsborough girls track and field hopefuls competing at Outdoor Nationals

The end to a tremendous senior season for Hillsborough High School girls track and field star Kirstyn Schechter will come to a head this weekend when the best of the best across the country...
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Princeton University alum will row for Australian Olympic team

An athlete from the Princeton University Class of 2015 has been named to the Australian Olympic Rowing Team. Tim Masters will row in the eight for Australia in his first career Olympic event, according to...
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Hillsborough softball advances behind Davenport to Group IV title game

Standing in the circle during the semifinals of the state tournament was something that Hillsborough High School softball team’s star ace Sarah Davenport didn’t think she would be doing when the 2021 season began. Not...

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