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hws-nhhs-tennis-2nd-2016Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team for taking 2nd Place in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex County Championship.

Alexa Vasile from North was named the MVP of the Tournament.

Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament
• Full staff report from NJ.com to come |   Photo gallery

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WASHINGTON — The Hunterdon Central girls tennis team is used to winning the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament in recent years, but its clinching point this year came from a freshman who was not o…
Source: Lion Athletic News Hunterdon Central girls tennis wins fourth straight H/W/S Tournament behind freshman Lauren Ghong Hunterdon Central girls tennis wins fourth straight H/W/S Tournament behind freshman Lauren Ghong

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The Lion senior led his team to a pair of first-place finishes.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 North Hunterdon's Frank is lehighvalleylive Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Week North Hunterdon's Frank is lehighvalleylive Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Week

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Veteran Hunterdon Central football coach Matt Perotti installed a brand new offense this season, so it would make sense that his offensive unit would need some time to jell.While the offense contin…
Source: Lion Athletic News Hunterdon County football notebook: Hunterdon Central, Del Val win behind stingy D Hunterdon County football notebook: Hunterdon Central, Del Val win behind stingy D

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Hunterdon County cross-country teams, and Hunterdon Central’s Justin Cornetta and Hannah Cella in particular, have turned in exceptional performances in the first month of the season in anticipation of the state’s mid-season litmus test, the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational on Saturday at Holmdel Park.Cornetta, a junior, recently clocked the fastest time of the Skyland Conference-Delaware Division …
Source: Lion Athletic News Hunterdon County cross-country: Results and a look ahead to Shore Coaches Hunterdon County cross-country: Results and a look ahead to Shore Coaches

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The North Hunterdon girls volleyball team, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, made an immediate impact this season with a win over No. 16 Hunterdon Central on Sept. 13. Hunterdon Central was coming off a…
Source: Lion Athletic News Hunterdon County girls volleyball update: North Hunterdon makes its mark Hunterdon County girls volleyball update: North Hunterdon makes its mark

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There are plenty of marquee matchups on the horizon.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 Girls volleyball rankings: Top 5 holds steady before big Monday Girls volleyball rankings: Top 5 holds steady before big Monday

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Dylan Ottinger snapped a scoreless tie in the second half and Tyler Peragallo made it stand with four saves and a shutout as North Hunterdon edged Voorhees, 1-0, in Glen Gardner.
Teddy Stafford was nearly as efficient, registering seven saves in net for Voorhees.
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (1) at Voorhees (0) – Boys Soccer North Hunterdon (1) at Voorhees (0) – Boys Soccer

Boys soccer: North Hunterdon edges Voorhees

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Natalie Rivas and Morgan Mendel each scored two goals as eighth-seeded Newton bested 17th-seeded North Hunterdon, 5-0, in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament preliminary round in Newton.
Jade Luciani added another goal for Newton as Brittany Schumann led the team with three assists.
Wesley Taylor made 21 saves for North Hunterdon.
Newton will play ninth-seeded Wallkill Valley, 3-0 winners over …
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (0) at Newton (5), Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament, First Round – Field Hockey North Hunterdon (0) at Newton (5), Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament, First Round – Field Hockey

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North Hunterdon’s boys cross country team swept to victory in the Varsity A race at Saturday’s Stewart Memorial Cross Country championships.
The Lions crushed the field with 60 points as St. Joseph’s (Metuchen) was second with 140. It was the second championship of the week for North Hunterdon, which won the Skyland Conference Delaware Division title Tuesday.
North Hunterdon which put all seven of its runners in the top 25, led by junior Ray Sellaro in seventh in 16:19 and seniorAustin Frank in eighth in 16:35. Then came Lions junior Joseph Gallo (14th, 16:46), sophomore Dillon Adamy (15th, 16:48), senior Connor Berson (16th, 16:49), sophomore Christopher Fischer (20th, 16:56) and sophomore Andrew Trapp (25th, 17:01). Congratulations to freshmen Gavin Richards and John Ignacz for placing 1st and 2nd in the JV race.  Great team effort.

Big day for North Hunterdon, Warren Hills boys at Stewart cross country meet

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mitchellfinegan-dive-9-23-1634-26-northMatt Busher and senior back Mitchell Finnegan, and that allowed the Lions to clinch a 34-26 victory over host Watchung Hills.

North (2-1) defeated Watchung Hills (0-3) for the third time in as many outings over the last five years, although these teams had not met since 2013.

Behind a Lions’ offensive line that was creating massive holes in the center of the Watchung Hills defense, Finnegan rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, while Busher rushed 16 times for 72 yards and four TDs.

Click HERE to review the article on NJ.com. Gallery pictures by Nick Scalera | for NJ Advance Media.

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LION-COUNTRY-PAPERWORK

Click HERE for the North Hunterdon HS Athletic Medical Forms.

Click HERE for the Tentative Winter Sport Practice dates 2016-2017.

Click HERE for the Physical and Parent Permission Dates for 2016-2017 Winter Sports.

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Three of the five Hunterdon County teams received a double-bye into the quarterfinals of the 2016 Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament.
Warren Hills, the three-time defending tournament champion, received the top seed in the tournament. Voorhees (second seed), Hunterdon Central (third seed), and Delaware Valley (fourth seed) will all not have to play a tournament game until the quarterfinal round on …
Source: Lion Athletic News Field Hockey: Hunterdon County teams look to make run in Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament Field Hockey: Hunterdon County teams look to make run in Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament

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The girls volleyball season is now in full swing, and teams are starting to prove their worth. Several tournaments have taken place the last two weeks with some of the best teams in the state. With…
Source: Lion Athletic News Girls Volleyball: The NJ.com Top 20 for Sept. 23 Girls Volleyball: The NJ.com Top 20 for Sept. 23

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The season is underway and NJ.com’s conference player polls are underway. And this Friday, we’re highlighting thethe top goalkeepers in each of the 15 conferences across the state. The New Jersey s…
Source: Lion Athletic News Boys Soccer VOTE for the top goalie in the Skyland Conference Boys Soccer VOTE for the top goalie in the Skyland Conference

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Lianna Meehan, Amy Hackett, and Samantha Shannon each scored for Watchung Hills in a 3-1 win over North Hunterdon in Warren.
Natalie Holderbaum scored for North Hunterdon.
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (1) at Watchung Hills (3) – Field Hockey North Hunterdon (1) at Watchung Hills (3) – Field Hockey

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The Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament seeds have been announced prior to the preliminary round on Saturday, Sept. 24. Warren Hills, which has won the tournament for the past three years, was award…
Source: Lion Athletic News Field Hockey: Warren Hills earns the top seed in the 2016 Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament Field Hockey: Warren Hills earns the top seed in the 2016 Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament

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boys-vxc-2016NHHS-TRACKCongratulations to the Boys’ Cross Country team for capturing the Skyland Conference Delaware Divisional title yesterday at Natirar Park.  Great team effort.

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Carter Altman scored the game winning goal to help lift Hillsborough to a 1-0 victory over North Hunterdon in Annandale.
Zurab Bedoshvili had the assist, while goalkeeper Nick Burd made five saves for Hillsborough. Goalkeeper Tyler Peragallo made five saves for North Hunterdon.
Source: Lion Athletic News Hillsborough (1) at North Hunterdon (0) – Boys Soccer Hillsborough (1) at North Hunterdon (0) – Boys Soccer

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Amelia Curtis scored the only goal in Hillsborough’s 1-0 win over North Hunterdon in Hillsborough.
Olivia Bandola made six saves in the shutout. Olivia Ripnyak made eight saves for North Hunterdon.
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (0) at Hillsborough (1) – Girls Soccer North Hunterdon (0) at Hillsborough (1) – Girls Soccer

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Amanda Celli scored two goals to help Pingry earn a 5-0 victory over North Hunterdon in Basking Ridge.
Pingry scored three goals in the first half, adding two more in the second.
Mary Pagano contributed two goals, while Josie Jahng added a goal. Myla Stovall and Mackinley Taylor each had an assist for Pingry. Goalkeeper Wesley Taylor made eight saves …
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (0) at Pingry (5) – Field Hockey North Hunterdon (0) at Pingry (5) – Field Hockey

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NJ Defensive MVP – Erik Dehkes
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Dehkes racked up 14 tackles against the Blue Streaks. It was a big week for standout performances, but we’ve narrowed it down.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 See who took home our Week 4 high school football honors See who took home our Week 4 high school football honors

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NORTH HUNTEDON HUNTERDON CENTRAL The Red Devils, No.7 on the NJ.com Top 20 started its season with a close 1-0 loss to No. 2 Ridge, but have reeled off three straight wins since. That includes an i…
Source: Lion Athletic News Hunterdon County girls soccer notebook, Sept. 19 Hunterdon County girls soccer notebook, Sept. 19

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It may have taken the North Hunterdon football team some time to get into gear with its up-tempo offensive attack and aggressive defensive style this season, but things appear on track as the Lions…
Source: Lion Athletic News Hunterdon County football notebook: North Hunterdon is back on track Hunterdon County football notebook: North Hunterdon is back on track

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PLAYER, SCHOOL, GOALSJafeth Reyes, Summit, 4Jake Hoffman, South Plainfield, 3Cole Bosch, Bergen Catholic, 3Felipe Burbano, Sussex Tech, 3Peter Livanis, Old Tappan, 3Tommy Falus, Livingston, 3Nick Saint-Juste, Doane Academy, 3Oscar Dominguez, New Brunswick, 3Nicephore Wesley, LEAP Academy, 3Nik Polizos, Vernon, 2Nate Race, Bridgewater-Raritan, 2Matt Mischler, Monroe, 2Brendan Hueth, St. Rose, 2James Petagna, Robbinsville, 2Noah Jefferies, Ridge, 2Anthony Nagy, Dayton, 2Gennaro Vittorioso …
Source: Lion Athletic News Boys Soccer: Statewide stat leaders for Saturday, Sept. 17 Boys Soccer: Statewide stat leaders for Saturday, Sept. 17

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Liberty starts at the top after winning the Parkland Invitational.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 Girls volleyball rankings: New season, new No. 1 Girls volleyball rankings: New season, new No. 1

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Teams across the stated produces several upsets last week and there were a bunch of squads that made their case to earn a spot in the NJ.com Top 20. There could be more to come this week though wit…
Source: Lion Athletic News Girls Soccer: Games to Watch the week of Sept. 19 Girls Soccer: Games to Watch the week of Sept. 19

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sellaro-2nd-mageeNorth Hunterdon’s Gavin Richards won the freshman race.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 Voorhees’ Romero second at Magee cross country junior class meet Voorhees’ Romero second at Magee cross country junior class meet

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nina2016Nina Bussanich and Rebecca Fluchel each scored for North Hunterdon in a 2-0 victory over Warren Hills in Washington.
Olivia Ripnyak recorded the assist for North Hunterdon.
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (2) at Warren Hills (0) – Girls Soccer North Hunterdon (2) at Warren Hills (0) – Girls Soccer

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talamo-kearsley-magee-2016The Lions won the senior and sophomore races. Phillipsburg’s Rachel Herrman took sixth in the junior race.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 North Hunterdon girls dominate Bernie Magee class meet North Hunterdon girls dominate Bernie Magee class meet

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ottinger2016Dylan Ottinger scored a goal and had two assists for North Hunterdon in a 4-0 victory over Warren Hills in Washington.
Chris Bortuzzo, Dominick Rusillo and Jordan Sawaged all had a goal for North Hunterdon.
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (4) at Warren Hills (0) – Boys Soccer North Hunterdon (4) at Warren Hills (0) – Boys Soccer

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mattbusherqb2016North Hunterdon 38, Warren Hills 20 — Football Rapid Recap

The North Hunterdon football team found its rhythm in the second quarter, coming from behind to roll to a 38-20 Mid-State Raritan Division road victory over Warren Hills on Friday night at Warren Hills Regional School District Stadium.

Turning point: It was all North Hunterdon after Warren Hills’ initial possession of the game. The Blue Streaks took the opening kickoff and scored to make it 8-0 early on. It didn’t take long for the Lions to take control of the game, scoring four straight touchdowns to take a 28-8 lead into halftime.

Top performers: Matt Busher and Mitchell Finnegan. Busher threw for 156 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two scores and Finnegan rushed 17 times for 105 yards and a touchdown and played a stellar game at defensive back.
Source: Lion Athletic News:

Source-LehighValleyLive: North Hunterdon heats up in 2nd quarter to beat Warren Hills

Source-LehighValleyLive: North Hunterdon football dominates Warren Hills for 1st win

Source-LehighValleyLive: Here are 11 statistical studs from Friday night’s football action

Source-NJ.com: North Hunterdon football comes back to beat Warren Hills, 38-20

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Some might consider it absurd to use a seven-game sample set to seed a high school tournament.
But given the parameters and limitations of a varsity soccer season, that is exactly what is going to happen when the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament bracket is released in another couple weeks.
Because the high school season is only two months long and …
Source: Lion Athletic News Hunterdon County Democrat boys soccer update for Sept. 16 Hunterdon County Democrat boys soccer update for Sept. 16

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After reaching the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 sectional final a year ago, the Hunterdon Central field hockey team has had an up-and-down beginning to its 2016 campaign.It opened up the season with a 5-3 win over Pingry before dropping two in a row, to reigning Group 3 champion Warren Hills and Skyland Conference rival Ridge. Central rebounded …
Source: Lion Athletic News Field Hockey: Hunterdon County Democrat notebook Field Hockey: Hunterdon County Democrat notebook

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Julia Lytle and Addison Reilly each scored a first-half goal and Jezlyn Jimenez tallied two assists to lead Bridgewater-Raritan, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 2-0 victory over North Hunterdon in Annandale.
Marissa Cook had six saves for Bridgewater-Raritan.
Olivia Ripnyak had 12 saves for North Hunterdon.
Source: Lion Athletic News Bridgewater-Raritan (2) at North Hunterdon (0) – Girls Soccer Bridgewater-Raritan (2) at North Hunterdon (0) – Girls Soccer

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gracefrenchGrace French – Class of 2017

Senior Athlete: Gymnastics

Current Team stats:  1:1

2016 -2017 marks Grace French’s fourth year as a dedicated athlete and leader on the North HHS Gymnastics team. She is a second-year captain of a small but extremely talented and motivated team. Although each athlete competes individually on each of four events per meet, Grace thrives when seeing her teammates support each other during practice and competitions. She whole-heartedly believes her strong team will earn a high division ranking this year.

North HHS is Grace’s first experience with competitive gymnastics. She had been immersed in the sport recreationally for ten years prior and in middle school added sports such as Parkour, track, climbing, martial arts, and softball. In her sophomore year, Grace joined a competitive JOGA gymnastics team at her private gym, Shields Gymnastics, Flemington, NJ. By the end of her junior year, she earned a Division State Champion Title for the Floor Event.  Her favorite event has always been Vault, though she is challenging herself by learning new skills on Beam, so her current focus and motivation is competing on a new beam routine this season.

North HHS Pep Rallies, Homecoming, Regionals, and Team Banquets are some of her best memories, but Grace cannot wait to play again in the Powder Puff football game! She is also really looking forward to her second season of NHHS Spring Track! Grace is very grateful to have been scouted and to have earned this incredible cross-training experience at North with the Spring Track Team.

Grace hopes to continue athletics in college and pursue a major in sports medicine.

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Josh Nabbie scored a goal to help Bridgewater-Raritan, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, earn a 2-0 victory over North Hunterdon in Bridgewater.
Nate Race contributed a goal, while Joe Umana and Chris Rodriguez each had an assist. Goalkeepers Joe Davidi and Calum Erenborn each had two saves for Bridgewater-Raritan. Goalkeeper Tyler Peragallo made 10 saves for North …
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (0) at Bridgewater-Raritan (2) – Boys Soccer North Hunterdon (0) at Bridgewater-Raritan (2) – Boys Soccer

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Sarah Dimock and Ally Mastroianni each scored two goals to lead Bridgewater-Raritan, No. 7 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 5-0 win over North Hunterdon in Annandalle.
Sadie Herman also scored a goal for Bridgewater-Raritan.
Source: Lion Athletic News Bridgewater-Raritan (5) at North Hunterdon (0) – Field Hockey Bridgewater-Raritan (5) at North Hunterdon (0) – Field Hockey

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It’s a week full of key divisional games for locals.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 Brad Wilson's Week 2 New Jersey football forecast Brad Wilson's Week 2 New Jersey football forecast

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North needs a better start, the Blue Streaks’ balance of offense, and more.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 7 storylines to watch in North Hunterdon at Warren Hills football 7 storylines to watch in North Hunterdon at Warren Hills football

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SKYLAND CONFERENCE RANKINGS
1-Gill St. Bernard’s (1-1)2-Pingry (2-0)3-Hunterdon Central (2-0)4-Bridgewater-Raritan (2-0)5-Bernards (1-1)6-Montgomery (2-1)7-North Plainfield (2-0)8-Somerville (3-0)9-North Hunterdon (2-1)10-Watchung Hills (1-1)
Brian Deakyne may be reached at bdeakyne@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrianDeakyne. Like NJ.com High School Sports on Facebook. 
Source: Lion Athletic News Boys Soccer: Skyland Conference rankings for Thursday, Sept. 15 Boys Soccer: Skyland Conference rankings for Thursday, Sept. 15

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David Moreira and Michael Sabatella scored second half goals as North Hunterdon rallied to defeat Franklin, 2-1, in Annandale.
Tyler Peragallo made six saves for North Hunterdon. Ronaldo Ruiz-Camarillo scored a first half goal for Franklin.
Source: Lion Athletic News Franklin (1) at North Hunterdon (2) – Boys Soccer Franklin (1) at North Hunterdon (2) – Boys Soccer

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Madeline Wolf’s two goals and an assist powered North Hunterdon to a 4-1 victory over Franklin in Somerset.
Rebecca Flunchel had a goal and an assists while Nina Bussanich added a goal for North Hunterdon, which led led 2-0 at halftime. Olivia Ripnyak made 12 saves.
Franklin’s Brooke Sachau had nine saves and Kimmy Chavkin scored a second …
Source: Lion Athletic News North Hunterdon (4) at Franklin (1) – Girls Soccer North Hunterdon (4) at Franklin (1) – Girls Soccer

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Baulee Gatzen scored two goals to lift Montgomery to a 5-1 win over North Hunterdon in Annandale.
Bella Van Mol, Trisha Dilmenton, and Kate Baldauf each netted a goal for Montgomery. Hannah Palahnuk scored the lone goal for North Hunterdon.
Colleen Hennessey made two saves for Montgomery, which led at the half, 3-1.
Source: Lion Athletic News Montgomery (5) at North Hunterdon (1) – Field Hockey Montgomery (5) at North Hunterdon (1) – Field Hockey

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Becky Fluchel and Maddy Wolf scored in North Hunterdon’s 2-0 win over Voorhees in Annandale.
Fluchel opened the scoring in the fourth minute off an assist from Rebecca Fontana, and Wolf scored in the 55th minute off a feed from Kristina Harrel.
Source: Lion Athletic News Voorhees (0) at North Hunterdon (2) – Girls Soccer Voorhees (0) at North Hunterdon (2) – Girls Soccer

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Big meets for North Hunterdon, Warren Hills and Parkland.
Source: Lion Athletic News2 Quick runs through the cross country weekend Quick runs through the cross country weekend

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Congratulations to the Lady Lions Girls Volleyball team two-peating the Madison Invitational and capturing another title.
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North Hunterdon 2, Voorhees 0: Maddy Wolf scored the game-winner in the 56th minute on an assist from Kristina Harell to lift North Hunterdon (2-0). Rebecca Fluchel also scored on an assist from Rebecca Fontana. Hannah Mitchell made six saves. Ali Best and Lexi Wolf each saved two shots for Voorhees (1-1).

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