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RHS Boys Basketball Guards Named Bergen County Coaches Association’s 2024 All-Bergen County team

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Ridgewood NJ ,RHS Boys Basketball Guards Johnny Jackson and Evan O’Reilly were named to the Bergen County Coaches Association’s 2024 All-Bergen County team! Both Johnny and Evan reached the 1,000 career points benchmark this season. Jackson made the first team and O’Reilly was named to the second.

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Academy of the Holy Angels Basketball Milestones: 800 Wins for Liddy, 1,000 Points for Serrano

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Demarest  NJ, A legendary Holy Angels coach and a rising hoop star realized athletic milestones on the basketball court within a few days of each other. On December 30, 2023, Coach Susan Liddy of Emerson earned her 800th career victory with the Academy’s varsity basketball team. On January 2, 2024, combo guard Samantha Serrano (AHA ’24) of Nanuet, New York, scored her 1,000th career point.

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Son of Former NBA Player and Don Bosco Senior will Suit Up for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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Ramsey NJ,Congrats to Bergen County’s own Dylan Harper on his decision to keep his talents in Jersey and suit up for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights next year! Harper, the youngest son of former NBA player Ron Harper Sr and brother of former Rutgers star Ron Harper Jr, is the #3 high school basketball recruit in the nation and currently is in his final year at Don Bosco.

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The Courts Are Finally Open in Samuel Nelkin County Park in Wallington

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Wallington NJ, the Bergen County Board of Commissioners, the Bergen County Parks Department, and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco  announce the renovation completion and grand opening of new sports courts at Samuel Nelkin County Park in Wallington!

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Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool Season is June 3rd through September 4th, Labor Day

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Ridgewood NJ, the Graydon Pool season is June 3rd through September 4th (Labor Day). Graydon Pool features a shaded playground, water play fountains, shade kites, Adirondack chairs, a picnic area, sheltered pavilion, charcoal grills, and the Water’s Edge Café. Additional amenities include a fenced in Kiddie swim and play area, volleyball, basketball, ping-pong tables, shuffleboard, four square, hopscotch and Wi-Fi accessibility. And better yet no Parkway Traffic, no sharks, jellyfish or dead whales !

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FINAL DAYS – Early Bird Discounted Registration for Ridgewood Residents – Graydon Pool – April 1st through April 30th

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Ridgewood NJ, the Graydon Pool season is June 3rd through September 4th (Labor Day). Graydon Pool features a shaded playground, water play fountains, shade kites, Adirondack chairs, a picnic area, sheltered pavilion, charcoal grills, and the Water’s Edge Café. Additional amenities include a fenced in Kiddie swim and play area, volleyball, basketball, ping-pong tables, shuffleboard, four square, hopscotch and Wi-Fi accessibility.

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Ridgewood Maroons Take First Sectional Title Since 2005

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons connected on seven 3-pointers in their 61 to 41 victory over 10th-seeded Hackensack in the final round of the North 1, Group 4 Tournament on Monday evening in the Maroons first sectional title since 2005.

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Starting Monday, Montvale Basketball Courts Go Members Only

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Montvale NJ, under a new ordinance starting Monday, non-residents who use the borough’s basketball courts without obtaining a special badge could face up to a $200 fine. The measure comes in response to residents’ complaints that they had to vie for time on the busy courts.

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How a 17 year old Bergen County Basketball Trainer Succeeded Amidst The Covid19 Pandemic

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Hackensack NJ, My name is Ryan Ang of Ang1 Trainings. I am the CEO and founder of Ang1 Trainings, a basketball training business. I am 17 years old from Bergen County, New Jersey. I am considered the youngest basketball trainer in New Jersey and possibly the whole world.

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4 Indoor Sports Perfect For Family Bonding this Quarantine

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Ever since lockdown restrictions were enforced and everyone was forced to stay home, people have been looking for new ways to kill time. Social media has recently been flooded with new recipes, trendy challenges, and online meeting shenanigans. But if there is one thing that is guaranteed to keep you entertained and engaged, it is indoor sports that you can practice without even leaving the house. With the myriad of games and physical activities you can engage in, the whole family can stay healthy and have fun together during the quarantine. Playing sports with loved ones is a splendid way to pass the time, and here are four great indoor sports you can enjoy together.

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Contact Practices and Competitions for Organized Sports in Indoor Settings Has Resumed in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 187, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in indoor settings for organized sports defined as “medium risk” and “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.”   The order encompasses sports including hockey, basketball, cheerleading, group dance, rugby, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling.  Governor Murphy previously signed Executive Orders No. 149 and 168, which permitted the resumption of outdoor sports activities, “low risk” practices and competitions in indoor settings, and non-contact indoor practices for “medium risk” and “high risk” sports.

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6 Ways To Improve Your Basketball Skills

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Basketball is an exciting sport that requires a high level of skill and immense fitness. It’s brilliant to watch and great fun to play at any level. With the NBA being such a big league rounding off the season with a playoff battle that is sure to send shivers down your spine, it’s no wonder that the number of children taking up the sport is increasing. To have a shot at getting in your high school team you’ll need to put the time in and practise, but where should you concentrate?

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Ryan Ang : This Friday’s handle training sessions 3:30-4:00

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Rochelle Park NJ, Filipino-American teen trainer Ryan Ang is back at it keeping kids safe against COVID-19 by encouraging them to stay home and instead get basketball training online – and this very welcome news for basketball-crazy Filipinos as Luzon Island has been declared under quarantine.

The 16-year-old Ang went on live streaming over Instagram and Facebook live on Friday, March 17, 2020,(3:30-4:00) to provide free Ang1 Trainings on ball handling to his students and anyone interested in basketball.

 

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Bergen County’s Youngest Basketball trainer share positive approach keeping kids safe against Coronavirus

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Free Online Basketball Training today on Facebook live at 11 am

“My name is Ryan Ang from Ang1 Trainings . I am a 16 year old Filipino basketball trainer located in Bergen County . Due to the recent outbreak  of COVID 19 ,athletes have not been able to participate in any basketball activities including personal and group training in fear of catching the Coronavirus . Moreover I am unable to conduct my training sessions as it might jeopardize the health and safety of both myself and the athletes . Despite all the negative effects of COVID 19 ,there is come positivity beyond the virus . I have developed a way athletes can train with me without jeopardizing my safety and their safety. I will be conducting online training through the use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram .My first ever free online training session will be held today from 11 am to 1130 am  . Athletes can tune in on their mobile device on either Facebook Live or Instagram Live in the comfort of their own home or specific location.  With your help , we can make a difference and minimize the spread of Cornovirus  by enabling athletes to train at home or in a safe location . Together we stand and protect the basketball community.  With any question or for more information feel free to contact me ! you can check my YouTube channel  @Asianballer Ryan Ang ”

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At 16, Ryan Ang is New Jersey’s youngest basketball trainer

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Rochelle Park NJ, Ryan Ang, 16, from Rochelle Park, N.J. is a sought-after basketball trainer, possibly the youngest in the state. He has 40 clients,  the youngest is 7 and the oldest are in their 40s . Ryan teaches them how to dribble, pass, rebound, and shoot. He has trained at least five local teams.

Before he became a popular trainer, he was your average kid playing ball on streets and any available open space. A junior at Hackensack High School, he began playing intense basketball during the summer of 7th grade. He constantly worked on his dribbling skills and would practice anywhere, a basketball his constant companion.

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