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Trenton Thunder continue legacy of canine batboys

As the Trenton Thunder prepares to start its new season on April 3 in Arm & Hammer Park, the players will be met at the plate by the team’s new bat dog, Derby. Unlike most AAA teams, the Thunder doesn’t have a bat boy to bring each hitter’s favorite lumber up to him. That honor…

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Hate Speech Guidelines for NJ school sports get mixed reception from Coaches and Officials

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In the fall of 2012 Bergen Catholic and Paramus Catholic played their annual Thanksgiving Day football game. The game, normally a sense of pride in athletics for the state of New Jersey, became a stain on its reputation. During the course of the game Bergen Catholic fans and students taunted the Paramus players and coaches…

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Howard Levy’s Princeton Offense helps MCCC men’s basketball sophomore captains lead talented freshmen

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The Mercer men’s basketball team has begun the season winning five of eight games, and they’ve done so with a roster that is primarily made up of freshman. Last year, the Vikings were led by 2012 NJCAA All-American Mustafa El-Amin, who won’t be playing this season because he failed to meet academic requirements. Also 2012…

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Bring back Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds: we need more steroids in major league sports!

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Professional athletes who want to use performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) shouldn’t face penalties. The athlete’s body is the source of their income as well as their own property. It is their right to choose how to train and condition themselves for competition. Sporting events, especially those at a professional level, are nothing more than entertainment.…

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Vikings men’s soccer recent games at a glance

October 9 vs. Union: The Mercer men’s soccer team visited the Owls of Union County College, and they were greeted rudely, losing 3-1 to the conference opponent. Viking’s Freshmen defender Jhessian Gonzalez scored his second goal of the season on an assist from Jeffrey Valcius.Darrien Chambers and Christian Aguirre went into the Referee’s book in…

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PROFILE: Widmarc “Tigana” Dalce: Former Vikings national champ becomes first African-American coach in MCCC soccer history

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Jean Amadou Tigana was a French national soccer team star from the French Sudan during the mid 1980s. Tigana, a midfielder, was known for possessing tireless stamina and staying active and aggressive on both the offensive and defensive portions of the field. During the same time period a boy from Leogane, Haiti, about 20 miles…

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