Mercer County Sports

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Hillsborough enjoying dominance on the gridiron as football team prepares for sectional semifinal against...

There has been no challenge too big for the Hillsborough High School football team this fall. Against top competition from the Big Central Football Conference, Hillsborough has reigned supreme over each team that has come...

Yearlings of New Jersey sires lead sales at auction in Kentucky

Yearlings from New Jersey sire Walner led individual sales at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in Kentucky recently. Walner led all stallions in gross sales at just over $7.7 million and average sales at $160,792...
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Amankwaa to continue football career at Rutgers University

Hillsborough High School football star Thomas Amankwaa will be traveling down Route 287 to River Road to suit up for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights next fall. Amankwaa announced last month his verbal commitment to play...
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Bordentown tallies season-high seven goals to roll past Pennsauken

The Bordentown Regional High School boys soccer team is getting back to its winning ways on the pitch. Following some tough luck in a stretch where they lost four consecutive games, the Scotties have bounced...
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Mazzella’s hat trick steers Bordentown to fifth victory of the season

It’s been an outstanding start to the 2021 season on the pitch for the Bordentown Regional High School girls soccer team and senior captain Lexi Mazzella. The Scotties rolled to their fifth victory of the...
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NJSIAA names new chief compliance officer

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) named its new chief compliance officer, effective January 2022. Paul Popadiuk will assume the duties currently held by Kim DeGraw-Cole, who will be scaling back her responsibilities...
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Young Scotties excited about great start on the pitch

The Bordentown Regional High School boys soccer team has been a scoring machine in its 3-1 start to the 2021 campaign. Bordentown has scored a total of 13 goals over its first four games. Coach Jason...
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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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