In a pickle

Above: Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac returns a shot to 93-year-old Joe Schifaudo during their pickleball match held at the William Warren Park Recreation Center in Woodbridge as part of the New Jersey Senior Olympics on Sept. 11. Schifaudo triumphed, 7-2. Left: Joe Schifaudo, a 93-year-old senior Olympian, arrives in good spirits for the match. PHOTOS …

Bulldogs shut out Rams to kick off football season

VARSITY REPORT MATT DENTON By JIMMY ALLINDER Correspondent J.P. Stevens High School’s Leonard Draughn (5) breaks through the Sayreville War Memorial High School defensive line to pick up yards during the Sept. 11 game in Parlin. Sayreville won the season-opener for both schools, 35-7. METUCHEN Metuchen High School’s football team received disappointing news two weeks …

Metuchen’s Miller gets more comfortable as Rutgers starter

By JIMMY ALLINDER Correspondent Metuchen High School graduate Dorian Miller admits he never experienced the lightening-quick pace at which the Rutgers University vs. Washington State University football game was played. “Fast, very fast,” he said following the contest, which the Cougars won on a score with 13 seconds left to prevail, 37-34, before a stunned …

SPORT SHORTS

As summer sails away, just around the corner is the 7th Annual Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, from Sept. 18-20. This popular, family oriented boat show is produced by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) and is a highlight of the fall boating season, …

Friends go to bat again to honor a boy and his passion of the game of baseball

By JESSICA D’AMICO Staff Writer Best friends Chris Morales, left, and D.J. Geiling smile in their baseball uniforms in a photo taken years ago. EDISON — David “DJ” Geiling and Chris Morales became fast friends at age 7, bonding over baseball, a sport they both loved. When DJ was killed in a bicycle accident five …

VARSITY REPORT

BISHOP AHR Bishop George of  AHR High School also finished 4-6 last fall, including a 2-6 record in the GMC White Division, and the team didn’t participate in the Non-Public Group III playoffs. The season included a third consecutive defeat to St. Joseph High School of Metuchen since the teams have clashed. Head coach Joe …

Sporty seniors to compete in Olympic games in Woodbridge

By JESSICA D’AMICO Staff Writer Toby “the Terror” Santoro is a 102-year-old bowler from Caldwell. A hairstylist for celebrities such as Gloria Swanson, Jayne Mansfield and Martha Raye, Santoro still cuts hair at Franco’s Barber Shop in Caldwell. PHOTO COURTESY OF WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP WOODBRIDGE — Many from throughout the state in their golden years will …

Edison football team seeks a return to the postseason

By JIMMY ALLINDER Correspondent EDISON Edison High School’s 54-13 thumping of crosstown-rival J.P. Stevens High School in the 2014 football season finale was significant for multiple reasons. First, the victory featured an outstanding performance by freshman quarterback Haaziq Daniels, who unleashed a schoolrecord six touchdown passes, serving notice his arm will be an important part …

Event at Barclays site is hole in one for executive women

As tournament week at The Barclays kicked off, more than 125 businesswomen from central New Jersey gathered at the Plainfield Country Club for Executive Women’s Day. Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc., the business forum brought together women for an engaging daylong event focused on professional development, networking, and health and wellness. This year, the …