When asked what inspired him to start a travel baseball squad in Highland Park, coach Rob Kaplan-Sherman gives credit where credit is due: to his wife. “My wife, Alicia, wanted me to get out of the house and do something besides work! So she was the one who really encouraged me to go back to coaching youth baseball.”
Serendipity combined his wife’s urging led Kaplan-Sherman to the Owls. “It was really being in the right place at the right time,” he said. “Just as I was getting back into the swing of coaching, in 2018, the Highland Park Recreation Department decided they were going to offer a 12 and Under (12U) travel team managed by Jeremy Renna. I got involved in coaching that team and started to lead the travel program in the Fall, and the rest is history.”
The program has grown since 2018, and the Owls currently have three teams – 10U, 12U, and 14U – designed for kids ages 9-14. READ MORE
Greg Schiano, who led Rutgers to new heights from 2001-11, returns as the head football coach “On the Banks.” Schiano’s appointment as head coach comes following the Rutgers Board of Governors’ approval today of contract terms.
The Wyckoff, New Jersey, native directed the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances, coached 83 RU players who signed NFL contracts and guided the program to the top APR score in the nation during his previous 11 seasons in Piscataway. He was named the 2006 National Coach of the Year. Schiano, who has three nine-win campaigns and coached 16 Rutgers All-America selections, holds a 68-67 record as the Rutgers head coach, including a 56-33 mark in his last seven seasons. The 68 wins are fourth in school history, behind Frank Burns (78), Harvey Harman (74) and John Bateman (73). “Rutgers University and this football program have meant the world to me and my family,” said Schiano.”I arrived here in 2000 with the goal to build a program that would be a source of pride for the state of New Jersey and develop great young men. READ MORE
Special shout-outs go to the first five overall winners: Elliott Mason, Ethan Bull, Peter Tilton, Erik Lopez, and Jonah Silverman – with times less than 17.33 minutes. The youngest person with the best time was eight-year-old Rubin Hersh at 23 minutes. READ MORE
On Sunday, June 26, 2016, Highland Park High School graduate (class of 2012) James Shangle made his Olympic trials debut. Although his time failed to win James a spot in the semi-finals, he and his family nevertheless were pleased with his performance. READ MORE
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to register now for the Seventh Annual Turkey Trot to be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, to benefit Elijah’s Promise and help cover the cost of meals and “Code Blue” services at its community soup kitchen this winter. READ MORE
Amiri Tulloch, a 15-year-old Highland Park High School student, has hosted his own online talk show, titled JG Sports Talk, since 2011. A huge sports broadcasting fan, he has spearheaded the effort to revive the old HPS radio station.
Amiri and his radio READ MORE