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Runners take off at the start of the PowerBar Mayor’s Trophy 5K Run on Memorial Day in Rahway. The winners of the race were G. G. John of East Orange and Almlemtseh Misganaw of Ethiopia. (Photo courtesy of the Rahway Recreation Department)

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WOODBRIDGE– Flanked by Senior Olympians and Olympic volunteers, Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee announced that the township will again host the New Jersey Senior Olympics on Sept. 11, 12 and 13.

In announcing details of the upcoming New Jersey Senior Olympic games from the Woodbridge Community Center and YMCA – the central headquarters and main sporting venue for the upcoming senior competition – McCormac said that the senior games track the goals of the “Mayor’s Wellness Campaign” which encourages township residents, regardless of age, to engage in a healthy and fit lifestyle.

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Walk-Off Win

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Walk-Off Win – Trenton Thunder players celebrate their 4-3 victory over the Binghamton Mets on Mother’s Day. Catcher Jose Gil (38) hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to break the 3-3 tie. The Thunder players wore special pink jerseys that were auctioned off during the game. The proceeds benefited the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton, which is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

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baseball(as of 5/10/09)

1. Clark Circle Liquors (4-0)
2. East Coast Conditioning (2-0)
3. Breeze Eastern (1-0)
4. Chili’s(3-1)
5. Arena Sports Connexion (2-1)
6. Wealth Management Group (2-1)
7. Prince & Portnoi Attorney’s at Law (1-1)
8. Jabs Personal Stitch (1-3)
9. The Crossroads Restaurant (0-1)
10. Wray’s Diggers (0-2)
11. Senorita’s Mexican Grill (0-3)
12. The Kilkenny House (0-3)

Check www.leaguelineup.com/cmsl for more info. on the Clark Men’s Softball League

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baseball(as of 5/3/09)

1. Clark Circle Liquors (3-0)
2. Arena Sports Connexion (2-0)
3. East Coast Conditioning (2-0)
4. Breeze Eastern (1-0-1)
5. Prince & Portnoi Attorney’s at Law (1-0)
6. Chili’s (2-1)
7. Wealth Management Group (1-1)
8. The Crossroads Restaurant (0-0)
9. Jabs Personal Stitch (1-3)
10. Wray’s Diggers (0-2)
11. The Kilkenny House (0-3-1)
12. Senorita’s Mexican Grill (0-3)
For more information on the CMSL,  go to www.leaguelineup.com/cmsl

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Pomp & Pageantry

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Pomp & Pageantry—Newark Bears announcer Spencer Ross (left), General Colin Powell (center) and Newark Bears President/CEO Jim Wankmiller stand in awe of Patti LaBelle’s extraordinary talent as she sings the national anthem on the opening day of the Newark Bears 12th season on Friday, May 1. The former U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, tossed out the ceremonial first pitch and received a donation in the amount of $7,500 for America’s Promise Alliance, the national children’s advocacy organization that Powell founded. (Photo credit: Gordon Forsyth)

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Bill Reichle

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LINDEN—Pingry boys’ varsity swimming head coach Bill Reichle, a resident of Linden, has been inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association’s (NJSCA) Hall of Fame. He was one of 38 inductees on March 29, out of almost 8,000 head varsity coaches in the state. 

He has been coaching swimming for more than 40 years. For the past 22 years, he has coached at Pingry, where he also teaches Algebra. His teams have won six state group championships and four county titles, among other championships, and he was honored by The Star-Ledger as state “Coach of the Year” in 2008. 

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Linden Business Sponsors Boxing Tournament—Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery has agreed to be the main corporate sponsor of the New Jersey State Finals of the Diamond Glove Boxing Tournament.  Tournament finals will be held at Linden High School on Friday, Nov. 13.  Presenting a check on behalf of Conoco Phillips is J. Michael Kenney, Bayway Refinery Manager for Conoco Phillips.  Accepting the check is Alfred A. Volpe, President of the Linden Boxing Association.  Pictured (left to right): Gary Luciano, Secretary/Treasurer of the LBA, Michael Karlovich, Strategic Communications Manager for Conoco Phillips, J. Michael Kenney, Alfred A. Volpe, Al MacDonald, Acting Director of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services and Tony Orlando, Founder of the Linden Boxing Association. (Photo courtesy of Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services)

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Rahway PAL’s 2009 basketball season came to a close on March 21. The teams pictured bewlow emerged as champions in each of their respective divisions.

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The third and fourth grade champs: Coach Lawrence Van Diver, Garrison Armand, Taylor Burkett, Samirah Henderson, Joshua Price, Damian Rodriguez, Mario Rodriguez, Kamaje Tennet, Skyler VanDiver and Jordan West.

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 trackRAHWAY—The ninth annual PowerBar-sponsored Mayor’s Trophy 5K Run, One Mile Fun Run and Health Walk and 100 Yards Pee Wee Run will be held in downtown Rahway on Memorial Day, rain or shine. 

The first event at 9 a.m. will be the One Mile Run/Walk followed by the 100 yards Pee Wee Run (for ages 6 and under). The main event, the ninth annual PowerBar Mayor’s Trophy 5K Run, will follow at 9:45 a.m. Pick up an application at the Recreation Center or online at www.cityofrahway.com or by calling 732-669-3600.

Entry fees is $15 pre registration and $18 day of event for the 5K Run and $12 pre-registration and $15 day of event for One Mile Run/Walk. Custom made T-shirts for all pre-registered runners in the 5K and One Mile, post registration while supplies last.

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Track Stars Earn Scholarships—Rahway High School senior track stars Pierre Darisme and Ricky Draughn earned full athletic scholarships to attend college. Darisme will go to Southwest Mississippi College, while Draughn will attend Neosho College in Kansas. Pictured above are Ricky Draughn and Pierre Darsime (seated) with teammates Russell Jenkins and Chris Brown (standing). (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)

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LINDEN—The third class of the Linden Athletic Hall of Fame will be enshrined at an induction dinner at Amicis III Ristorante, 1700 W. Elizabeth Avenue, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. To purchase tickets, call Santa Goleme at  (908) 486-8250 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Ticket cost $60 per person.

The inductees include:

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Middlesex Softball Team Sweeps Doubleheader—Chelsea Finn of Colonia in action against Lehigh Carbon Community College on April 5. The Middlesex County College Colts swept the doubleheader 13-0 and 8-0. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)

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 lacrosseCLARK—Clark Youth Lacrosse, now in existence for over six years, is set for another successful season.  It remains open for any boys in kindergarten through sixth grade who are interested in late registration.   

Lacrosse is a fast action game similar to hockey, but played on a soccer-sized field.  It is the fastest-growing sport in the nation and increasing numbers of children are participating in it around the country. New Jersey has witnessed incredible growth in just the past few years.

The Clark Youth program is a volunteer organization run by Jason Pressman, Bill Bretz, Dan Lomeli, Craig Myers, and Dave Zukowski.  Each coach has several years of and all do a great job teaching players the fundamental skills and rules of the game.  

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 baseballSTATE – The Yankees and Mets both opened their new ballparks last week with positive reviews. But if big league ticket prices are a bit too much this year, there are more affordable alternatives closer to home.

The Newark Bears and Somerset Patriots both offer family-friendly baseball entertainment for about $10. A bit further away, the Trenton Thunder and Lakewood Blue Claws allow you to see future Yankees and Phillies stars for a similar price.

The Thunder open the 2009 season as the defending champions of the Eastern League against the Binghamton Mets on Wednesday. The series continues this weekend, with games on Friday at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Kids attending the Saturday afternoon game will receive a Joba Chamberlain replica jersey. Next week, the Thunder will play the Harrisburg Senators – the AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals – Monday through Thursday at 7:05 p.m. 

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