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Ridgewood School District Searches for Solutions to Field Flooding Problem

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Ridgewood NJ, spring sports season is eagerly anticipated by students in the Ridgewood School District, but currently, athletes find themselves without fields to play on due to repeated damage caused by flooding.

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Ridgewood Maroons Score Decisive Victory over Rival Paramus 40-7 on Homecoming Weekend

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Ridgewood NJ, coming back from last week’s heartbreak loss the Ridgewood Maroons scored a decisive victory over rival Paramus  40-7 on Homecoming weekend.

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Veterans Field and Maple Park in Ridgewood will be Closed to all Residents for Remediation and Repair

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Ridgewood NJ, on Friday, October 8 the fields and facilities at Veterans Field and Maple Park will be closed to all residents for their safety and well being as contractors begin the remediation and repairs to the properties after Storm Ida.

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Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Congratulates its Champions !

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Baseball Softball Association Congratulates the 2021 Junior Division District 4 Champions and  the 2021 9/10 Grade Division District 4 Champions!

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How To Prevent Knee Injuries With Teens Playing Sports?

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Knee injuries are common, but do they have to be? How can injuries be prevented and how can they be possibly avoided when teens are playing sports? If injuries can be prevented then teens can enjoy playing sports a lot more and they can ensure that they get as much as possible out of the sport or hobby they are playing. Keeping fit, exercising, and playing sports is important for teens of all ages, it is good for their emotional well-being and their physical well-being, and the importance of regular exercise should not be underestimated or undervalued.

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Simple Techniques That’ll Make You Play Golf Like A Pro

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Wondering how you can improve your skills to play golf? If you want to improve your skills in playing golf, there are different measures that you should take. You need to understand the rules, learn the basics, and choose the right equipment that can help you improve your performance. Here are simple techniques that will make you play golf like a pro.

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Ridgewood Crew Brings Home the Gold from the Stotesbury Cup Regatta!

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Ridgewood Crew Girls Senior Single Gold Medalist Llian Riedel is Congratulated by Kate Horvat, winner of the same event in 2014. and Head Coach, Boris Roque Alvarez. Photo by Edward Hida 

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Philadelphia PA, The Schuylkill Navy’s 94th Stotesbury Cup Regatta took place this past weekend as one of the first public events approved by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health as the City reopens. One hundred and thirty-one teams gathered at the Schuylkill River for what is now the largest high school rowing regatta in the world. Ridgewood sent 13 crews to compete against exceptionally fine crews from all parts of the United States.

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Wrestling Returns for COVID-shortened season

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NJSIAA announces individual wrestling tournament plans for COVID-shortened season

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Ridgewood NJ,  In a memo to member schools, the NJSIAA has shared plans for a streamlined, state individual wrestling tournament for both girls and boys. Because the 2021 wrestling season has been so impacted by COVID, there will be no district-level competition – instead, the tournament will begin at the regional level, on April 3 for girls and on April 17 and 18 for boys. No team tournament will be held this season.

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Limited Spectators Return to Youth Sporting Events

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today announced Executive Order No. 220, which enables indoor and outdoor youth sporting events to allow parents or guardians to attend practices or competitions. The executive order will take effect immediately.

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Makes 2021 NFL Pro Bowl

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Ridgewood NJ, persistence and determination pay off for . The Atlanta Falcons kicker and former Ridgewood High School Football star and a graduate of Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Ridgewood High School was named to the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl on Monday night, a little over one year after being released from his second NFL team.

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Ridgewood Football Has a New Head Coach

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Football has a new head coach . In May, the school officially removed the “interim” tag and made Dave Cord its sixth full-time coach since 1943. He served as defensive coordinator on Johnson’s staff for five seasons and has been in touch with his predecessor frequently. Cord has now coached seven football games at Ridgewood High School .

Last fall Cord, took over a 5-0 team, after health issues forced longtime coach Chuck Johnson out of action. Ridgewood went on to defend its sectional title, then upset Union in a wild North Group 5 final to claim its first NJSIAA regional championship.

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RBSA is offering a Fall Recreational Baseball and Softball Season

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Ridgewood NJ, RBSA is offering a Fall Recreational Baseball and Softball Season. In this unprecedented year, and with the loss of the spring recreational season, we wanted to offer the kids one last chance to take the field in 2020. Given the short notice and unknown demand, Fall Baseball will be limited to Ridgewood students currently enrolled in first through sixth grade and Fall Softball will be limited to first through eighth grade. Leagues, teams and schedules will be shared as soon as we have a better understanding of the player count. The intention of Fall Ball is a balance between instruction and competition beginning the week of September 14, running through the end of October pending weather and field availability.
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NJSIAA Revises Guidelines on Spectators Attending Games

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Ridgewood NJ, As it continues addressing challenges unique to the coronavirus pandemic, the NJSIAA today released updated guidelines related to transfers and spectators attending games.

Regarding transfers, while NJSIAA will continue to prohibit students from transferring for athletic advantage, it has modified what it identifies as “athletic advantage.” For the 2020-21 school year, a transfer for athletic advantage will not include a transfer made because the student’s school cancels or postpones an athletic program due to the pandemic. However any student who transfers after September 1, regardless of the reason, will be required to sit for half of the fall season, or 30 days, whichever is shorter. Fuller details on this revision and others related to transfers are available online, HERE .

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The Case for High School Sports

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By  Colleen Maguire, NJSIAA Chief Operating Officer NJSIAA

Ridgewood NJ, During the past five months, the lives of our student-athletes have changed drastically.  Last March, NJSIAA made the difficult decision to shut down high school sports.  That decision was necessary to slow infections and to allow for mitigation efforts to be established.  However, cancelling high school sports has come at a significant cost – the emotional and social well-being of our student-athletes.  We need to return to sports this fall.

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