Hudson County Sports


St. Peter’s Prep won the boys’ basketball Hudson County Tournament last year for the first time in nine years, and although this year’s tournament will be more of a HCIAL get-together than the full...


Over the last three decades, Kenny Pignatello grew to have a special bond with his close friend Joe Forenza. In fact, the two were supposed to get together two days before Christmas to exchange gifts...


When long-time Jersey City resident, teacher and athletic advocate Ellen Zadroga was diagnosed with leukemia in 1997, she basically laughed at her doctors. “Her doctors gave her six months to live,” said her daughter Kristen...

Jersey City natives McKnight, Wright teaching the finer points of football

Lamar McKnight and Sylvester Wright are childhood friends who were teammates with the Jersey City PAL football program when they were youngsters. They went off to have successful careers as high school football players –...

Sports Year in Review: 2020

So what were the top sports stories for 2020? The entire world, much less the Hudson County sports scene, was practically shut down by the massive coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. That was clearly the top news...


In the pandemic-ravaged year of 2020, when COVID-19 grabbed the headlines, there were some beloved people in the local sports world who we lost and will never be forgotten. In August, it felt like time...


Last week, we featured the Hudson County Dolphins’ youth football program that was headed to the United Youth Football League national championships in Plant City, Florida. This week, we’re pleased to announce that the Dolphins’...

Big signing day for All-Area grid stars

Zahir Abdus-Salaam, the two-time Hudson Reporter All-Area running back from Union City High School, looked down at the piece of paper in front of him early last Wednesday morning and shook his head. Salaam then...

Reporter All-Area team selected, with Henriquez named MVP

It was certainly a most unique high school football season, thanks to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, but it doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a plethora of worthy recipients to be named to the 2020...


It’s safe to say that Sal Cassaro was one of the most underrated track and field coaches in New Jersey state history. Cassaro, who died last week at the age of 76, never got the...
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