Big Week for Columbia Varsity Teams

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It will be a busy three days for the Columbia Cougars athletes on fields all across the state this week. Here’s a rundown of the schedule ahead:

• The Cougars’ field hockey is continuing its chase for a state title, earning a second-round game by beating North Hunterdon, 2-0, in the first round of NJSIAA state tournament. The victory avenged the Cougars’ 1-0 loss last year to North Hunterdon. They will compete at 4 p.m. Friday against Ridge High School; the game will be played at Ridge.

• The girls’ soccer team has qualified for the state playoffs. The team lost 4-0 to Caldwell High School last night at Underhill Field. The team will host Franklin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at Underhill Field.

• The girls’ volleyball team also has qualified for the state playoffs, and they beat Teaneck High School, 2 games to none, last night. The team will be at Old Bridge at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

• The boys’ cross country team will be competing in the Essex County Championships. The championships will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.

• The Cougars varsity football team will continue the search for their first game at Livingston High School. Gametime is 7 p.m.

Editor’s note: Village Green can’t be everywhere. If you have some results, photos, or other information to post about these or any other teams from South Orange and Maplewood, email and we will post the news on the site.

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