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Six NHS Athletes Sign Their NLI to Big Division One Schools

Commitments are Now Official


November 14th is a very important and special day for athletes across the nation. This is the first National Signing Day of the year for seniors who are committing to a college. This means that athletes who have verbally committed to a college for a sport can sign a letter called the National Letter of Intent (NLI) and make their commitment official.



Newly Repaired Softball Infield

On September 28, the James Walker Park infield at Essex County Yanticaw Park in Nutley, New Jersey got an upgrade. There is no longer a clay infield and a turf outfield, but now the entire field is made of turf. Due to the weather conditions and the large number of teams that play at James Walker Park, it was time for the field to get repaired for the upcoming softball season. Along with Yanticaw Park, Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey, was repaired as well.



Two Beginnings, One End

With the winter sports season coming into full swing, both the boys and girls basketball teams look to improve over last season. However, the first major step, is overcoming the brutal tryout week. For most players, this is the first step of their basketball careers. Others prospective athletes dread the awful running and intense workouts of the tryout process.. Varsity starters Jordan Swann and Abby Scheidel provide the inside scoop on their upcoming season, alongside Boys’ Head Coach Bob Harbison and Girls’ Head Coach Larry Mitschow.



Nothing But Success on the Pitch

Since last season’s impressive state playoff run, the boys varsity team started their season with a heartbreaking loss in overtime to Seton Hall Prep, one of the best teams in New Jersey. However, the team did not let that loss define their season. The Raiders would bounce back immediately and catch fire for the rest of the season leading them to a current record of 9-3 (4-2 in the conference) putting them in third place, but they are in a good position to overtake second.


Rookie Sensation Gleyber Torres

The 21-year-old rookie, Gleyber Torres, got called up to play with the New York Yankees on April 21, 2018. He made his Major League debut on April 22, 2018. He is the New York Yankees' top prospect. They acquired him in a trade two years ago from the Chicago Cubs. The Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to them and weren’t trading him without getting Torres back for him. He was doing really well down in triple A and he was ready to be called up to the MLB.



NHS Crew Season Ends, But the Memories Remain

The Nutley High School Crew Team’s Season Concludes


As the Nutley High School crew season came to an end, the athletes were nostalgic about how much their team accomplished this season. The crew team had three team captains, Meghan Mackle, who is currently a senior, Jen Ariola, who is currently a senior, and Danielle LaRosa who is currently a junior.



The World Is Watching

Looking At The World's Most Watched Sporting Event, The World Cup 


Starting June 14, soccer fans from around the globe gather to support their nation in the World Cup soccer tournament.  Four years ago, when Germany lifted the cup after edging out Argentina in a wild finals match, seems like a distant memory.  It was 2014 then, and now years later, talent has come and gone, and the 32 teams who now represent the world’s soccer power gather to square off and prove why they are the best soccer team in the world.


The Career of Ms. Luann Zullo

For more than 30 years, Ms. Luann Zullo has been a high school softball coach. For 20 of those years, she has been the head coach of the Nutley High School girls' varsity softball team. “I have been coaching since I was in college,” Zullo states. She has had a passion for softball since she was a child and she thought coaching would be the best thing for her.



From Student Athlete to Athletic Director

As new students each year walk through the NHS doors, getting ready to begin their first day of high school, they are prepared to experience what it is like to get more work, have different class selections, and meet new classmates and make new friends. While some students are focused on completing all of their academic duties, some students are prepared for what sports they hope to play for the next four years of their high school life. The Director of Athletics for the Nutley Public Schools, Mr.


The Star Worth a Thousand Points

On February 14, 2018, the Nutley High School Varsity Basketball team played against Cedar Grove High School. Tensions were rising this day because it was Senior Night for NHS, and Matt Schettino had the opportunity to score 1,000 points. Scoring 1,000 points is a huge honor to achieve for a high school basketball player, and Matt would have the chance to do it on such an important day.



NHS Crew Kicks Off the New Spring Season

Nutley Crew Coaches and Athletes Look Forward to This Season


“We have alignment, attention, ROW,” the officials say as the Nutley boats are about to race.  As the crew season begins, both the girls and the boys are working towards a common goal: to row the best they can.  From novice girls and boys, to varsity athletes, the Nutley crew team never fails to work as hard as they can.



Coach's Corner: Smyth Leads Crew Team for 26 Years

Nutley High School Crew is a team sport which requires tremendous effort and working together. All student-athletes and coaches play a big part in making the team succeed. Mr. Kevin Smyth has been the head coach of NHS Varsity Crew team for 26 years. Prior to coaching for Nutley, Mr. Smyth was a four-year member of the Rutgers Men’s Crew.



New York Jets' Free Agency: Sports Column

The New York Jets ended the 2017 regular season 5-11. They have the thirrd pick in the NFL draft and over $90 million in cap space. They have many holes in the team, but the biggest hole is the quarterback position. They are going to continue being mediocre until they find the guy that can lead the team. They don’t have a quarterback for the future. Over the past few years they have used bridge guys to fill the spot. They drafted Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, signed Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh McCown and none of them got the Jets to the next step.


Editor's Column: As If March Could Not Get Madder

The Death of College Basketball We Know And Love?


A huge scandal surfaced, colleges on the FBI’s hot seat, a 16- seed beating a number one, and upsets galore all have one thing in common: college basketball.  The collegiate sport currently defies all laws of college hoops physics.



Suns Out, Bats Out!

Nutley Girls Varsity Softball Team Trains in Florida: A Day in the Life


On March 15, 2018, the Nutley girls varsity softball team flew for the 19th year to Florida for a week dedicated to spring training. They returned home on Wednesday, March 23, to their regular school day routine. The week in Florida was filled with games against teams from all from different states, individual practice sessions, and nights of fun and excitement in the Disney Parks.



Review of the New York Jets 2017 Season

Before the 2017 football season started, the New York Jets were predicted to be 0-16 by ESPN reporters.They drafted rookie safeties in the first and second round of the 2017 draft: Jamal Adams out of LSU and Marcus Maye out of Florida. They signed cornerback Morris Claiborne to a one-year deal. They also signed quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year deal. They traded Sheldon Richardson and a 7th round pick to Seattle for Jermaine Kearse a 2nd round pick and a 7th round pick. They also signed former Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley back on a one-year deal.


Coach’s Corner: Mr. Gerald Ryan

With the winter Track and Field season underway, Mr. Gerald Ryan, the team’s head coach, is looking forward to the  season. Along with being a Track and Field coach for the winter season, he is also the head coach for the spring season, the cross country team, and he is a US History teacher at NHS. Mr. Ryan has had a love for the sports, cross country and track and field,  for a very long time, “I loved doing it, loved the sport,” he said.



Ball Brothers Begin Play in Lithuania

The Ball family has been a media sensation in the sports world for several years. At the center of the family is LaVar Ball, a man known to be outspoken and have extreme confidence in his three sons: basketball stars Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo.


Lonzo is now the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He averages 10 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists and had been recognized as one of the top rookies in the league this year.