Saturday, November 17, 2012
Panthers roar back from 14-point deficit to advance in state tournament.
It was a a bitterly cold night that awaited long time rivals Ridge and Bridgewater-Rartian high schools for their first round state playoff game Friday night at Ridge High School. The seventh-seeded Panthers roared back from a 14-point deficit to post a 23-22 win over No. 2 Ridge and advance to the North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 semifinals against third-seeded Piscataway, which beat Watchung Hills Friday night. For a full gallery of photos from the game, head here. Trailing 16-2 in the third quarter, Bridgewater-Raritan scored a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes of the quarter to tie the game at 16 heading into the fourth. A scoreless fourth sent the game into overtime. Ridge got the first opportunity in overtime and …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Panthers overcome 13-point halftime deficit, score winning touchdown in fourth quarter.
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Panthers varsity football team defeated Hillsborough, 21-20, Friday, after scoring a final touchdown and kick in the fourth quarter. The evening's extra game-winning point was scored by Panthers kicker Anthony Balliro, after Michael Pennella scored the final touchdown for the team. According to an article on My Central Jersey, Bridgewater-Raritan was losing, 13-0, at the half, but managed to get on the board in the third quarter. The score was tied in the fourth quarter, the article said, until Balliro made the final kick with just over three minutes left on the clock. The team is now 2-1 on the season, and will play Franklin at Franklin High School Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Donny Stires throws for 324 yards and Michael Pennella scores two touchdowns for Panthers.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team defeated Hunterdon Central 20-19 in the football home opener game at Basilone Field Friday. According to a story on nj.com, BRHS senior Donny Stires threw for 324 yards in the game, and senior Michael Pennella scored two touchdowns for the Panthers. The article said the Panthers (1-1) were trailing by five points at the half, but came back in the third quarter to win the game. In addition, the Bridgewater-Raritan High School marching band held its first show of the season. The team will next play Hillsborough at home Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Have any photos from the game? Share them here!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The freshman is a key contributor to the surging Panthers.
Many freshmen begin their high school sporting careers with doubt and uncertainty in being the newest members of a team—just making the team is a recognizable achievement. But being a contributor on a team playing for a state championship is a completely different experience, and Brett Goldstein is helping the Panthers in a big way. The freshman defender has been one of the pleasant surprises for Bridgewater-Raritan, a team that was initially looked at as not as strong as in years past. Now, the Panthers are 18-6-1. Goldstein made his impact early in the year in a game against Hunterdon Central when he scored one goal and added five assists. He has been a major part of the team’s success this season and will need to continue to help for …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The sophomore Panthers goalie is helping the hockey team as the state playoffs approach.
Replacing a goalie can be a difficult thing for a high school hockey team, especially when it comes to a three-year starter like Mike Haggerty, who anchored the net for the Panthers before moving on to play at Rider University this year. However, the Panthers have found salvage in another sophomore who is starting in his first year at the varsity level. Robbie Campbell has helped the Panthers get to a 14-5-1 record this season, and is looking to continue his first year as starting goalie deep into the state playoffs. Campbell started the season with a bang when he posted a 94 percent save percentage with 32 saves in a 3-2 win against Pingry on Dec. 2. As of the Feb. 3 game against Montgomery, Campbell had recorded 197 saves on the season. …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Panthers battle, but fall short against Gill St. Bernard's Tuesday.
The atmosphere was comparable to that of a heated playoff game, the contest was intense and physical. In the end, only one team could win the boys basketball shootout between Gill St. Bernard’s and Bridgewater-Raritan Tuesday. Gill St. Bernard’s had the last laugh. Steve Danyluk led the Panthers with 21 points and Bridgewater-Raritan rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Knights of Gill St. Bernard’s, who took the game by a 65-61 margin. “Gill St. Bernard’s is an excellent high school basketball team," said Panthers head coach Gene McAteer. "They’re highly thought-of for a very good reason. They have excellent players, a good, strong team and I’m just really proud of our boys for the …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Head of Bridgewater Lacrosse feels special season will give program exposure.
Bridgewater lacrosse has been the hot program in the state after the 2011 season resulted in a Group IV State Championship and a Tournament of Champions title. However, it is not a program that has just seen recent success, but instead one that has produced multiple All-Americans and various state championships. After defeating Summit in the Tournament of Champions, the Bridgewater-Raritan boy’s lacrosse team finished an improbable run that will only benefit the youth lacrosse programs in town. James Eckert, a former player and All-American for Bridgewater, is the Youth Boy’s Program Coordinator for Bridgewater Lacrosse. He said he knows that a season such as this one can only help his sport get exposure in the town that he has resided in…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The senior lacrosse player is looking for a strong finish to his last year with Bridgewater.
For many athletes, picking a number can be a process. Some need to have a specific number, while others will take whatever jersey fits. For the Bridgewater-Raritan boy’s lacrosse team, there is one number that carries a little more value. The number 8 was worn by Michael Bruce, who was one of the best attackers in the state in 1989. That year, however, Bruce got into a car accident that made him a paraplegic and ended his lacrosse career. Every year the Panthers select one player to wear that number, someone who embodies the same traits as Bruce. This year, senior defender BJ Grill has that number on his back. “Being awarded the number eight for this team is one of my proudest accomplishments,” Grill said. “Michael Bruce was such a great …
A seventh inning rally falls short for the Panthers.
The 14th-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan was eliminated by third-seeded Hunterdon Central in the first round of the NJSIAA state baseball tournament Monday. The Panthers dropped the game 4-3 to the Red Devils. IN SHORT Bridgewater-Raritan had a lot of missed opportunities in its most important game of the year. The Panthers had nine hits, but couldn't overcome mediocre pitching and its inability to hit with runners in scoring position. The Panthers got on the board in the top of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Andrew Lyman after a double by Mike Murray and a single by Michael Giordano. Bridgewater-Raritan gave the run right back in the bottom of the first inning on a solo home run. The Panthers squandered a scoring opportunity in the …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Bridgewater advances in third singles in the Somerset County Tournament.
In the first and second rounds of the Somerset County tennis tournament Friday, Jerome Bautista advanced to the quarterfinals by winning two games 8-4 and 8-0. He joins first singles teammate Eric Tai, who automatically qualified for the quarterfinals. Second doubles Sinil Hebar and Andrew Stakevich will finish their second round match against Somerville after rain postponed the action. Round 1 Round 2 2nd Singles Faig (WH) def Solomon (BR) 8-4 3rd Singles Bautista (BR) def. Uy (NP) 8-4 Bautista (BR) def. Orellana (BB) 8-0 1st Doubles Stolz/Sheil (RP) def. Chen/Palani (BR) 8-6 2nd Doubles Hebar/Stakevich (BR) def. Bahgroo/Chang (BB) 8-0 Postponed IN SHORT In arguably the most competitive match of the day, Bridgewater’s Brian Chen and…