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Past articles by Matt:

Brian Soldano is 2019-20 Wrestler of Year after near-perfect season

Not very many wrestlers can say they won an individual state championship and won the clinching bout for the team to win a team state title in a single → Read More

PJ’s Alana Robinson is the Herald’s Player of the Year for 2019-20 season

Pope John sophomore Alana Robinson was ready for a significant role change following her freshman season.After averaging 9.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per → Read More

2019-20 All-Herald Girls Basketball 1st and 2nd Teams

ALL-HERALD FIRST TEAMMaddie GoreNewtonJr., ForwardThe focal point for Newton was a consistent fore with 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Extremely → Read More

Brennan reaches 1,000 points as sophomore

HOPATCONG -- It would have been the easiest way for Hopatcong sophomore Christy Brennan to score her 1,000th point.Following a steal by teammate Marissa → Read More

Cougs, Rangers set for physical fight

Wallkill Valley hosts Kittatinny in one of the most hyped matchups of the early portion of the 2019 season. The Rangers defeated the Cougars, 6-2, in a hard-nosed contest a season ago on the way to claiming their first division crown in program history. Kittatinny would go on to win its first state title. → Read More

2019 Team-by-Team Girls Soccer Preview Capsules

NATIONAL DIVISIONPope JohnCoach: Ryan Barbulescu, 16th season (200-99-13)2018 Record: 6-11Key returners: Ellie Mulligan (Sr.), Serena Mulligan (Sr.), → Read More

'Cats make early statement with road win over Kittatinny

HAMPTON — High Point head coach Kevin Fenlon made it loud and clear during the pregame huddle the opportunity that was in front of his team. → Read More

Area H.S. Football Top Performers for Week 1

The first week of high school football is in the books and there were numerous area storylines to come out of it. A couple of teams that struggled last year made statement wins with Jefferson rolling over Hackettstown, 40-26, and Lenape Valley shutting out Newton in a 28-0 game. → Read More

Miners ready to ‘Rock' in Can-Am playoffs

The Labor Day rain shut down the regular season for the Sussex County Miners one day early Monday. The final game of the regular season against the Rockland Boulders was canceled due to the inclement weather, so the next time the Miners take the field .. → Read More

Pope John wears down in opening loss

WAYNE -- When facing one of the best football teams in the state of New Jersey, taking advantage of opportunities is a must. → Read More

High Point's Randi Miley destined to compete on the wrestling mat

When most kids her age were just interested in doing things like playing with their toys, learning the alphabet or writing their name, Randi Miley already wanted to wrestle. → Read More

SCCC soccer teams train with Marine Corps in preseason

NEWTON -- Training for an upcoming sports season can be a grueling process. It takes time, commitment and passion combined with your physical abilities. → Read More

Miners head into home stretch still on top of Can-Am League

As the final month of the Can-Am League regular season comes up on calendar, the Sussex County Miners remain in the same spot they have been in virtually all season -- on top in first place. After Monday's off day, the Miners sit atop the Can-Am League wit → Read More

Unselfish Benfatti brings winning culture to Jefferson

An unselfish superstar athlete is what every coach desires to teach. A player with the talent to do everything on the field combined with the intangibles that will contribute to a winning culture is the jackpot combination. → Read More

Summer swim celebration at WVSC Championships

HARDYSTON -- The theme of the final chapter of the local summer swimming season was a preview that winter will eventually be here. → Read More

Service in softball: Tournament brings first responders together

FRANKFORD -- Not even outlandish heat and humidity could put a halt to the fourth annual Sussex County First Responders Coed Softball Tournament this weekend. → Read More

Newton Sharks survive, thrive after pool closing

The Newton Sharks were not even sure if they would be able to have a swim team this year.After it was announced that the Newton Pool would be closed for this season, the Sharks were left without a home. Seeds of uneasiness quickly set in. → Read More

Iliff runs first Newton girls summer wrestling camp

NEWTON -- For many years, the Newton Summer Wrestling Camp has been a fixture with many top names from the world of wrestling coming to the county seat to be instructors and work with the kids. → Read More

Rutgers national champ Ashnault instructs at Newton camp

NEWTON -- As great a wrestler as Anthony Ashnault is, he is just as big a fan of the sport when he isn't on the mat. Many of the greatest athletes prefer to distance themselves from their sport when not competing, but Ashnault cannot get enough of it. → Read More

20 in '20: WV 3-sport star Nugent is always hustlin'

The three-sport athlete is becoming more of a dying breed among high school athletes. However, don't tell that to Wallkill Valley's Ryan Nugent. → Read More