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O'Neill Throws a Milestone NHS Career

The last couple of years at Nutley High School, the varsity baseball team has had a lot of success. The baseball team has had many talented athletes come through the program and one is Josh O'Neill. Josh has been on the varsity team for all four years of his high school career. His senior year, Josh achieved a huge milestone in his career, achieving 200 strikeouts. This is very special because Nutley plays very good teams in their league such as Seton Hall Prep, Montclair, and Don Bosco Prep.

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Runners Stay Active in the Off Season

NHS spring track season recently ended and the athletes now have free time off track to do whatever they may need to prepare for the next season. Working out, eating healthy, and training may be the core things athletes need to do to increase their performance when it comes to sprinting, distance, javelin, and cross country running.

 

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Opportunity of a Lifetime

Every devoted and passionate student athlete is eventually faced with the decision of whether or not to continue playing the sport they love at the next level. For those who choose to take their game to the collegiate level, they need to go through the recruiting process. It is a lot easier said than done, though. Each person goes through a different experience depending on what level they aspire to play at. Division I, II, or III are the three options for athletes and the reason for their different styles of recruitment.

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Champions League Final

The Uefa Champions League is the most prestigious professional soccer competition in the world. When broadcast, it is the most watched annual sporting event, surpassing even the Super. The competition is at its close now with only Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC left to play it out. The Final will take place on June 1.

 

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Jets Start Future with New Uniforms

For the first time in 20 years, the New York Jets have redesigned their uniforms to resemble those of the 1968 Super Bowl winning team. The uniforms are Gotham Green, Spotlight White, and Stealth Black. With their new head coach, Adam Gase,  and expensive free agents, the 2019 season is looking good for the New York Jets.

 

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My Journey with NHS

Over the course of my four years at Nutley I have tried five different sports. I tried soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, and cross country. I have accomplished many things here at Nutley High School and I am proud of every one of them. Being involved in sports is just natural to my family and me. My parents influenced me to try playing different sports at a young age and it was something I really enjoyed.

 

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Swinging for the Fences with the NHS Softball Team

Softball season is an adventure for the girls at Nutley High School and is the perfect way for them to wrap up their school year. The team began their season in March with spring training in Disney World where they not only got to play eight games, but they also got the opportunity to visit the four theme parks. The Florida trip was able to show Coach Luann Zullo a glimpse of her prospering team. She was impressed with the two talented players that moved into town that gave the team a bit of a boost along with a couple of skilled freshman.

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Yankees Injury Report

Despite the Yankees having a good season so far, half of the team is on the injured list. Players the team relies on, including Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, are badly injured after they missed more games than people predicted. For example, Aaron Judge is out for a left oblique strain and Giancarlo Stanton is out for a shoulder injury and biceps strain. Twelve players are currently on the injured list and even though most of them have an idea of when they’re coming back, it's hard to predict how long it may take them to fully recover.

 

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A Never-Ending Road

While all good things have to come to an end, NHS senior athletes Josh O’Neill and Danielle Lohf embrace their experiences as Nutley Raiders. Both Lohf and O’Neill are multiple varsity sport athletes for Nutley High School. During their time attending Nutley High School, Lohf played for the varsity soccer and track team for four consecutive years for both. While O’Neill played for the varsity football team for two years and baseball team for four years.

 

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NHS LAX

The Nutley Boys’ Lacrosse team has been above par this year. The 2018-2019 NHS Varsity Lax team is 4-5, and the coaching staff is content with that record. So far, this season has been better than in previous years, and they look to capitalize on the games that they should be winning. Now, sitting at the middle of the pack in their league it’s time for Nutley to make a break for the upper half of the table.

 

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Farewell Mr. Noonan

Mr. Rich Noonan has been a physical education teacher at NHS since 1999. He introduced the boys' lacrosse program at NHS that same year. He recently announced his retirement from teaching at the end of the school year, but will continue with his role of coach. 

 

Like most educators. Noonan chose this career path because of the students.  “It’s the kids," he said about the best part of his job. "It is really great to be able to work with kids and be able to teach them.”

 

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Nutley's Newest Tennis Player

High school is a great time for students to try different clubs and sports to see what they like and may be interested in. Typically, students take their first two years to try new things, but for senior Louis Conca, he decided that he was going to take on tennis for his final spring sport season in high school.

 

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Losing The Battle, But Not The War

The Duke Blue Devils’ season came to an abrupt end Sunday, March 31, when they were beaten by Michigan State in an absolute thriller, 68-67, in their “Elite 8” showdown of the March Madness tournament.

 

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Spring Track and Field Offers Athletes Welcoming Environment

Coming into high school, many students search for something to be a part of, whether it is a sport, club, or other after school activities. Most are unsure about what they want so they try a variety of things and often discover a new skill or passion. At Nutley High School, track and field is one of the most popular and fun sports among all grade levels because of its environment and social offerings. Juniors Maria Marucci and Anthony DePersio share the experiences that track has brought them.  Coach Gerald Ryan speaks about how track can enhance students’ lives.

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Yankees Coming Back from a Previous Slump?

As the season continues, the New York Yankees are fighting for their second place ranking in the AL East, as they recently dropped to third, but are now back in second as of April 18. Having 17 wins and 13 losses so far, a peak is beginning to show for the team. Although that prediction may be tough to determine, that doesn’t stop the excitement from the fans, as the players continue to make great plays and show their fight for improvement.

 

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Predictions: Champions League 2018-2019

Soccer fans all around the world are biting their nails as the Champions League is now in full swing. The tournament started its early stages in September of 2018. Currently, the Champions League is in the Round of 16 stage of the tournament. The Champions League is the toughest competition for professional club soccer in the world. The biggest teams in Europe compete for a chance to win the tournament and be crowned the best team in the world. It is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide, the final will be held on June 1st of this year.

 

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Training for Basketball Season

The Nutley Girls Varsity Basketball Team is one of the most talked about sports teams at Nutley High School during the winter season. The team is coached by Mr. Larry Mitschow who is a physical education teacher at Nutley High School. This season, the three captains were seniors Courtney Wilde, Rebecca Granta, and Alaina Feaster. The team was more than just teammates. There were friendships that were made throughout the seasons. As Coach Mitschow said, “The team developed a special bond on and off the court. We had great team chemistry and enjoyed a lot of laughs this year.”

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All You Need to Know About Nutley's Crew Team

Nutley High School has many sports teams and clubs, but crew is one of the largest teams at the school. Crew is a team effort, a sport where all members are in sync on a physical and mental level. They come together as one machine, each student being a separate cog that the machine wouldn’t work without. All students are dedicated to the sport, being available at all times as well as needing to keep up academic standards. There’s a special bond between the students, their separate teams, and their coach.

 

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Raiders Swing for the Fences This Spring

The Nutley High School baseball team is preparing for, what could be, their best season in decades. Immediately following a record season, the team has a nearly full roster returning and they're hungry to take back what they let slip through their fingers a year ago.

 

Josh O’Neil, a returning varsity starter, has high hopes for both his team and himself this season. “We’re winning states, counties and everything else,” said O’Neil. “I expect nothing but success.”