52 HS soccer groups sidelined for COVID-19 points in Rd. 1 of postseason

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The coronavirus doesn’t cease at borders, makes no distinctions of race, intercourse or faith in its sweep, and it certain doesn’t know the distinction between the common season and the postseason in relation to New Jersey highschool soccer.

Abbreviated because the two-week postseason could also be, it’s one thing most groups within the Backyard State had been approaching with nice enthusiasm. As of Friday afternoon, there have been already 52 groups which were compelled to again out of the primary spherical of postseason motion resulting from coronavirus-related points inside their respective college districts.

One hard-hit district is Newark. With charges hovering in New Jersey’s largest metropolis, Mayor Ras Baraka canceled all interscholastic athletics for a two-week interval this previous week and mentioned no staff might return to play till every member of that squad had examined unfavourable. That meant Barringer, Newark Collegiate, Shabazz and Weequahic all needed to cancel postseason video games this weekend, and fairly probably may have to take action subsequent week, as properly.

Under are the groups which were sidelined, and we can be including to the record as quickly as we be taught of any others. So, revisit this web site ceaselessly to remain up to date.

NOTE: This submit was up to date Friday, Nov. 13 at 12:45 p.m. Please proceed to verify again all through the day for any additions.

TEAMS SHUT DOWN

Barringer: As a result of rising coronavirus numbers inside the metropolis, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka ordered all athletic packages to close down for 14 days as of Wednesday and that each one gamers and coaches endure obligatory testing. The Blue Bears’ recreation Saturday towards Teaneck is canceled. There’s a likelihood groups can play in Week 8 if all assessments are returned as unfavourable.

Bergen Tech: All athletic groups have been shutdown till additional discover. The college has suspended in-person studying till Jan. 15 after a number of college students and employees have examined constructive, in accordance with Superintendent Howard Lerner.

Certain Brook: All athletic occasions have been canceled by means of Nov. 18 after two college students examined constructive, in accordance with athletic director Jeff Steele.

Bridgeton: As a result of COVID-19 points inside the college neighborhood, the highschool constructing is closed and all fall sports activities and extra-curricular actions have been canceled. The soccer staff was to play Glassboro this weekend.

Burlington Township: The soccer staff has been shut down till Nov. 21 resulting from COVID points inside the program, in accordance with athletic director Peter Tiefer. The West Jersey Soccer League recreation scheduled for Friday towards Camden has been canceled.

Cherry Hill West: In response to the college’s web site, soccer video games scheduled towards Jap for Friday, Nov. 13 and Woodrow Wilson on Friday, Nov. 20 have been canceled.

Clayton: As a result of a COVID-19 problem inside the soccer program, athletic director Dan Antonelli mentioned the college is taking a proactive strategy and shutting down the staff for not less than this week. Friday’s recreation towards Woodstown has been canceled.

Dayton: The soccer staff continues its quarantine for coronavirus-related points. It has canceled Friday’s recreation towards Roselle Park in addition to its Nov. 19 recreation with South Hunterdon.

Edison: Edison is predicted to be sidelined till Nov. 12 The Eagles subsequent recreation is Nov. 20 at residence towards Hillsborough.

Ewing: In response to the Colonial Valley Convention web site, Ewing has canceled its WJFL postseason video games towards Hamilton West this weekend and Cinnaminson subsequent weekend. The Ewing athletic division confirmed the Ewing season is over with a 3-2 file.

Florence: In response to the Burlington County Scholastic League schedule web site, Florence has canceled Saturday’s 10 a.m. recreation at Pemberton. Forence’s Nov. 20 recreation at Woodstown has not be canceled.

Freehold Township: The Patriots canceled their Week 7 postseason recreation towards Jackson Memorial in accordance with Freehold Regional superintendent Charles Sampson. Freehold Township will resume soccer on operations on Nov. 18 and try to play in Week 8. Jackson Memorial is searching for a recreation.

Hackettstown: In a letter despatched final month, the Hackettstown Faculty District introduced that the remainder of its soccer season has been canceled on account of one other constructive check within the college.

Hamilton West: The staff reported coronavirus-related points for the second time this season as is sidelined for 2 weeks. Head coach Mike Papero wrote on Fb: “Sure, we’re shut down once more, however our seniors haven’t performed their final video games in orange and black…see you on Thanksgiving.” The staff is scheduled towards Steinert that day.

Hasbrouck Heights: The Bergen County college was shut down final week with all athletics being postponed by means of Nov. 15, in accordance with officers from the North Jersey Interscholastic Convention.

Hightstown: Hightstown athletic director Jim Peto mentioned Thursday’s Hopewell Valley at Hightstown recreation was canceled after a COVID-19-related problem surfaced at Hightstown late Thursday afternoon. Hightstown can be sidelined for 2 weeks and could also be accomplished for the season.

“We’re involved with our native well being division to obtain additional directions,” Peto. “A participant examined constructive earlier this afternoon and we felt it was finest to cancel the sport for precautionary measures.”

Howell: The Rebels can be quarantined for a second week after COVID-19-releated problem and can be idle this weekend. Howell is reported to be down till Nov. 17. It’s unknown whether or not Howell will play in Week 8.

Johnson: The staff is in its second week of quarantine after members of the soccer staff had examined constructive for the coronavirus.

Keyport: Superintendent of Colleges Lisa Savoia mentioned in a letter to folks the district will transition to distant studying from Nov. 10-30. She additionally mentioned all extracurricular actions have been canceled throughout that interval. Keyport was scheduled to play Lakewood in a postseason recreation Saturday. All Keyport athletic packages are completed for the rest of the autumn. Lakewood is searching for a recreation.

Lakewood: The Piners picked up a recreation towards Barnegat on Friday evening. Barnegat grew to become obtainable when Level Nice Boro shutdown its program for the rest of the season. Lakewood was alleged to play Keyport on Saturday. Keyport shut down its program earlier within the week.

Livingston: The staff stays below quarantine by means of Nov. 17.

Lodi: The college’s athletic division introduced that each one sports activities can be shut down by means of Nov. 23.

Lengthy Department: In response to the Shore Convention, postseason schedule launched Monday, Lengthy Department is not going to be taking part in this weekend. The Wave soccer program is down till Nov. 20 in accordance the the Shore Convention. Lengthy Department remains to be scheduled to host Purple Financial institution on Thanksgiving morning.

Mahwah: The Bergen County college has shifted to on-line studying, which has briefly suspended all sports activities till contact tracing is full, in accordance with athletic director Roger Pelletier. The soccer staff was alleged to play Ramsey on Friday evening. That recreation might be rescheduled, Pelletier mentioned.

Mainland: As a result of COVID points inside its soccer program, Mainland has been shut down for 2 weeks and video games towards Atlantic Metropolis and Oakcrest have been canceled. The Mustangs’ season is full.

Manchester Regional: In response to officers from the North Jersey Interscholastic Convention, Manchester is quarantining, and its season has ended.

Manville: The rest of the season was canceled after constructive circumstances had been detected inside the district.

Morris Knolls: The college district introduced final week that three college students examined constructive. All extracurricular actions are paused by means of Nov. 17. Knolls’ rivalry recreation towards Morris Hills final week was already canceled and the soccer program had not scheduled one other recreation earlier than the constructive assessments appeared.

Newark Collegiate: As a result of rising coronavirus numbers inside the metropolis, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka ordered all athletic packages to close down for 14 days as of Wednesday and that each one gamers and coaches endure obligatory testing. Collegiate’s recreation towards Glen Ridge Saturday is canceled. There’s a likelihood groups can play in Week 8 if all assessments are returned as unfavourable.

Northern Burlington: In response to the Burlington County Scholastic League schedule web site, Northern Burlington has canceled its Friday, 5 p.m., recreation on the street at Cinnaminson. In response to the BCSL web site, Northern Burlington has not canceled its Nov. 20 recreation at Deptford.

Nottingham: Athletic director Jon Adams mentioned the Northstar program was shut down as the results of a COVID-19-related problem. Nottingham has canceled its Week 7 recreation towards Jackson Memorial.

Nutley: The staff has canceled Saturday’s recreation towards Montclair and the Nov. 21 recreation towards River Dell.

Ocean Township: In response to a letter from Superintendent of Colleges, Jim Stefankiewicz, Ocean Township has canceled all athletic actions on Nov. 12-13 resulting from COVID-19-related points. That call resulted within the postponement of Friday’s Shore Convention postseason recreation towards Middletown North. Middletown North athletic director Wealthy Carroll mentioned there was a risk the sport might be rescheduled “later within the weekend.”

Outdated Bridge: Outdated Bridge performed final Friday towards Lengthy Department, which has since reported a constructive check. The soccer program is now on 14-day quarantine out of precaution.

Outdated Tappan: The Mount Olive soccer program, Outdated Tappan’s opponent for Week 7, introduced that its contest was canceled resulting from COVID-19 issues

Paramus Catholic: The Bergen County college introduced final week that it was suspending extracurricular actions by means of Nov. 17. The soccer staff is scheduled to return for its first recreation Nov. 21 towards East Orange.

Parsippany: The Morris County highschool introduced that constructive assessments will power a two-week shutdown with all athletics and extracurricular exercise resuming Nov. 23.

Level Nice Boro: In response to a letter from Superintendent of Colleges Vincent Smith Wednesday to district dad and mom, constructive assessments for COVID-19 has shutdown the Level Nice Boro varsity soccer, ladies cross nation and boys soccer groups. The Level Boro soccer staff has canceled its Friday evening recreation at Barnegat. Barnegat will host Lakewood as an alternative.

Rancocas Valley: All sports activities have been shut down for 2 weeks resulting from three unrelated COVID-19 circumstances within the college, in accordance with athletic director Mike Lamb. Rancocas Valley is slated to renew actions on Nov. 13. Final weekend’s soccer recreation towards Notre Dame has been canceled and staff is not going to take part within the first weekend of “postseason” play. Lamb mentioned there’s a likelihood the Purple Devils can transfer their Thanksgiving recreation towards Pemberton to that second week of postseason play however that has not been confirmed.

Rahway: Rahway had constructive assessments inside the college neighborhood and can be absolutely digital for the following two weeks.

Rutherford: The college’s athletic division introduced that each one sports activities are shut down by means of Nov. 16 as the college continues distant studying.

St. Joseph (Mont.): In response to NorthJersey.com, St. Joseph (Mont.) has shut down its soccer program amid COVID-19 constructive assessments and might be accomplished for the 2020 season.

St. Peter’s Prep: The soccer groups stays shut down till Nov. 20 after a participant examined constructive final week, in accordance with coach and athletic director Wealthy Hansen. The Marauders hope to finish their season with video games towards Seton Corridor Prep (Nov. 23) and Bergen Catholic (Nov. 28).

Salem: Athletic director Darryl Roberts confirmed that each one athletics at Salem have been shut down for 2 weeks resulting from “a pair” constructive COVID circumstances within the college. Saturday’s soccer recreation towards Delran has been canceled and the staff can be eligible to return to the sector on Nov. 19.

Shabazz: As a result of rising coronavirus numbers inside the metropolis, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka ordered all athletic packages to close down for 14 days as of Wednesday and that each one gamers and coaches endure obligatory testing. The Bulldogs’ recreation towards Cedar Grove Friday is canceled. There’s a likelihood groups can play in Week 8 if all assessments are returned as unfavourable.

Summit: After three people from the highschool examined constructive for COVID-19, the district canceled all athletics and extra-curricular actions whereas it capabilities absolutely distant by means of Nov. 18.

Union Metropolis: A constructive case has compelled the staff to finish its season early, in accordance with coach Wilber Valdez. Union Metropolis was alleged to play two extra video games towards West Orange and Paterson Eastside.

Vineland: The soccer program introduced on its Twitter account Wednesday evening that it has been shut down for 2 weeks. Video games towards Timber Creek and Notre Dame have been canceled.

Weequahic: As a result of rising coronavirus numbers inside the metropolis, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka ordered all athletic packages to close down for 14 days as of Wednesday and that each one gamers and coaches endure obligatory testing. The Indians’ recreation towards Boonton Friday is canceled. There’s a likelihood groups can play in Week 8 if all assessments are returned as unfavourable.

Westfield: The district canceled all sports activities for the rest of the season and introduced that all-remote instruction would proceed till Nov. 30 after it was realized that a number of college students had examined constructive for COVID-19. Colleges superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan launched that info on Monday.

West Aspect: As a result of rising coronavirus numbers inside the metropolis, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka ordered all athletic packages to close down for 14 days as of Wednesday and that each one gamers and coaches endure obligatory testing. The Roughriders’ recreation towards Ramapo Saturday is canceled. There’s a likelihood groups can play in Week 8 if all assessments are returned as unfavourable.

Whippany Park: The college district introduced Wednesday that two further constructive assessments and can be closed to in-person studying by means of Nov. 18 with all extracurricular actions following that very same timeline.

CANCELED OR POSTPONED GAMES

Thursday, Nov. 12

Friday, Nov. 13

  • North Brunswick at Outdated Bridge
  • Manville at Belvidere
  • Rahway at Cranford
  • Woodstown at Clayton
  • Hamilton West at Ewing
  • Jackson Memorial at Freehold Township
  • Bayonne at Livingston
  • Weequahic at Boonton
  • Cedar Grove at Shabazz
  • Atlantic Metropolis at Mainland
  • Parsippany at Caldwell
  • Middlesex at Certain Brook
  • Camden at Burlington Township
  • Cherry Hill West at Jap
  • St. Joseph (Mont.) at DePaul
  • Mount Olive at Outdated Tappan
  • Union Metropolis at West Orange
  • Steinert at Camden Catholic
  • Dayton at Roselle Park
  • Mahwah at Ramsey

Saturday, Nov. 14

  • Delran at Salem
  • Elizabeth at Westfield
  • Ramapo at West Aspect
  • Barringer at Teaneck
  • Newark Collegiate at Glen Ridge
  • Lakewood at Keyport
  • Johnson at Roselle
  • Summit at Gov. Livingston
  • New Milford at Lodi
  • Montclair at Nutley
  • Harrison at Manchester Regional
  • Glassboro at Bridgeton

GAMES ADDED

Friday, Nov. 13

  • Butler at New Milford
  • Cedar Grove at Boonton
  • Delran at Ewing
  • North Brunswick at Cranford
  • Snyder at Caldwel
  • Roselle at Middlesex
  • Jackson Memorial at Jap

Saturday, Nov. 14

  • Woodbury at Woodstown
  • Bayonne at Elizabeth
  • Purple Financial institution Regional at Hackensack
  • Timber Creek at Camden

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Invoice Evans covers the West Jersey Soccer League. He could be reached at bevans@njadvancemedia.com

Mike Kinney covers the Massive Central Soccer Convention and Tremendous Soccer Convention (Essex). He could be reached at mkinney@njadvancemedia.com

Andrew Koob covers the Tremendous Soccer Convention (Morris, Sussex, Warren). He could be reached at akoob@njadvancemedia.com

Patrick Lanni covers the Tremendous Soccer Convention (Bergen, Hudson, Passaic) and North Jersey Interscholastic Convention. He could be reached at planni@njadvancemedia.com

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Joe Zedalis covers the Shore Convention. He could be reached at jzedalis@njadvancemedia.com



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