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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK UC’s Velasquez: Soaring Eagle shining star

Jim Fontanilla, the head softball coach at Union City High School, heard the rumors about three years ago. Fontanilla got word from assistant coach Priscilla Cosma that there was a budding star on the...

SCOREBOARD Rodriguez gets shot at big time boxing; North Bergen native takes on Pedraza...

When we were first introduced to Julian Rodriguez, he was an 8-year-old boxing wunderkind, a Diamond Gloves champion who had aspirations of one day becoming a world boxing champion. We met in the living room...

TASTY TIDBITS WNY’s Willis leads UConn to NCAA World Series; WNY’s Martinez signs pro...

For the last two years, Justin Willis didn’t play the sport he loves, namely baseball. The West New York native and Memorial High School graduate missed all of the 2019 season due to an injury...

SCOREBOARD It’s been a long time coming for Ferris baseball; Wins county crown for...

The year was 1952. Russian president Vladimir Putin and actor Liam Neeson were born. King George VI of England dies, elevating his daughter, the next Queen Elizabeth II, to The Crown. Dwight David Eisenhower...

Hudson Catholic wins county softball crown

A year ago at this time, Jordan Mendolla was finishing up her junior year – albeit virtually – at Snyder High School. At the same time, Julia Sanchez was still a student at her...

Prep makes it six straight track titles North Bergen comes away with the HCTCA...

A lot has gone on during the past year, especially with the worldwide pandemic. We have a new president of the United States, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez are single once again, Aaron Rodgers...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Memorial’s Polanco going out with a big bang

Ernesto Polanco was 10 years old when his family left their native Dominican Republic for a new life in the United States, settling in West New York. Just like practically every other kid – and...

SCOREBOARD Weehawken’s softball team enjoys week to remember; Indians take a little page from...

Without question, without a shadow of a doubt, it was definitely the most important week in the history of the Weehawken High School softball program. Sure, the Lady Indians have enjoyed big wins over the...

TASTY TIDBITS Thanks to heroics of Cruz, Hudson Catholic right in the mix for...

Hudson Catholic head baseball coach Alberto Vasquez didn’t know what to make of his team in the early going. After all, the Hawks’ program had to survive missing the entire 2020 season due to...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Snyder finds track diamond in rough in Bethea

In nearly 40 years of writing weekly Athlete of the Week features for several different newspapers, including the last 30 years this week for the Hudson Reporter Newspapers, there has never been a more...
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