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Sussex County Sports Hall Of Fame Announces Class of 2017

The Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame has made a determined effort to be as open and transparent as possible when it comes to running the organization. And the group showed just how open and transparent it was when it counted the ballots for this year’s induction class Tuesday at the VFW in Newton. After [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Ash, Scarlet Knights Optimistic

Chris Ash knew when he took the job to rebuild a beleaguered Rutgers football program that there was no quick fix for the Scarlet Knights. The program was in disarray on and off the field but the former Ohio State assistant hit the road running and despite going 2-10 and 0-9 in the Big 10 [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Reporting On Concussion Study Incomplete

Let’s get this straight.  Football is a tough, physical and sometimes violent game.  It is a game you play with the risk of injury, just like any other sport. It is also a game that builds self -confidence, a hard work ethic, teamwork, sportsmanship and life lessons that could never be taught in a classroom. [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

2017 Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame Nominees

Below are the nominees to be inducted into the Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame in November.  Six of the nine will be voted in and will join Executive Board selections Ira Lubert and John Ryan. Lubert is the Veterans selection and  was a state heavyweight champ at Newton and went onto wrestle at Penn State. [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

High Point’s Peterson Picks Siena

When it comes to basketball there isn’t much that Margo Peterson can’t do. You can go through the whole checklist of things you need to do in order to be successful in hoops and, with Peterson, you can put a big old check mark next to them on the list. And standing nearly six-feet tall, [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Sports Blog|0 Comments

Keur Donates Hair To Cancer Charity

Former High Point teacher Jeanne Heinke summed it up best as to what it is like to be a cancer survivor. “You join a club that you never wanted to be a member of but you are a lifetime member. And one of the roles I think you need to do is go out and [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Keur Donates Hair To Cancer Charity

Who Should Be On Pope John “Mount Rushmore?”

There is no denying that sports fans love lists.  You know, like list the top ten basketball players you have seen or the five biggest plays you have witnessed in football. You get the drift. As a guy who has covered sports in the area for a long time I am often asked to list my [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Who Should Be On Pope John “Mount Rushmore?”

DeGennaro Out As Jefferson Softball Coach

The world of high school athletics is in trouble and it is not from any outside forces but within. What do I mean? The major issue I feel we face has nothing to due with athletic advantage, public versus non-public or concussions. Nope. It is right at the student-athletes' dinner table and it is not [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Sports Blog|2 Comments

Former Lenape Valley Star Moschella New Head Football Coach At Hopatcong

Michael Moschella still looks like he can still suit up and get you a 100 yards rushing, a couple of extra points and a field goal if needed. But don’t let the former Lenape Valley star’s youthful appearance fool you. He has learned at the knee of some of the best coaches around during his [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Former Lenape Valley Star Moschella New Head Football Coach At Hopatcong

Time Flies When Covering High School Sports

Well, another school year is in the books here at Mugs Media.  Where does the time go? It just seemed like yesterday I was getting ready to call the early-season football showdown between Newton and Kittatinny.  Wasn’t it just a couple of months ago I was at Met Life Stadium watching the instant classic that [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Sports Blog|Comments Off on Time Flies When Covering High School Sports