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Over 50 Softball League Starts Season, Looking For New Players

Over 50 Softball League Starts Season, Looking For New Players

The township’s Over 50 Softball League kicked off its 2017 season April 28 with games in Middlebush Park and Lower Inman Park. The league has four teams, The A Team, Canal Walk, Resta’s Car Care and Galaxy Construction. League Commissioner Bob LaCorte said the initial games went off smoothly. “Mayor Kramer threw out the first […]








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Franklin Township Baseball League Holds Delayed Season-Opening Ceremony

Franklin Township Baseball League Holds Delayed Season-Opening Ceremony

It was later than usual, but the Franklin Township Baseball League was able to hold its season-opening ceremony on April 22. It was an abbreviated ceremony, held under threatening skies. While there wasn’t the usual parade up Franklin Boulevard from the Pine Grove Manor School to the baseball complex on DeKalb Street, there was a […]








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Inaugural Garden State 10-Miler A Family Affair

Inaugural Garden State 10-Miler A Family Affair

The inaugural Garden State 10-Miler race was a family affair, in more ways than one. Sure, there were members of the same family signed up to run the 5K, 10-mile and half-marathon challenge races. But the race itself only came about because of the work of two relatives, both with connections to Franklin Township. The […]








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FHS Alumni Victorious Over Piscataway In Annual Basketball Game

FHS Alumni Victorious Over Piscataway In Annual Basketball Game

Franklin High School basketball alumni beat their counterparts from Piscataway High School Nov. 21 in the second annual watch between the two teams. After being tied at 52 point each after the third quarter, the Warriors found themselves down by as much as 7 points to the Superchiefs. But they fought back and closed the gap, […]








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High School Division Added By Township Soccer Club

High School Division Added By Township Soccer Club

A high school-age division has been added for the upcoming spring season by the Franklin Township Soccer Club. Open to boys and girls born between 1999 and 2002, the division is open to township youth in public, private, charter or home schools. The division is mainly meant for township residents, but age-appropriate youth from outside […]








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Township Soccer Club Offers Playing Time To Special Needs Students Through TOPSoccer Program

Township Soccer Club Offers Playing Time To Special Needs Students Through TOPSoccer Program

It was three years ago that nancy Llanos got the idea to help her special-needs son play soccer close to home. Llanos said she told her husband, Rich, a board member of the Franklin Township Soccer Club, that the club should offer soccer to kids with special needs. They turned to TOPSoccer, a national program […]








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Township Pop Warner Midgets Win First National Title

Township Pop Warner Midgets Win First National Title

After more than 40 years of competition, Franklin Township finally has a Pop Warner national championship team. But it’s not who you might think it is. The Franklin Township Pop Warner Midget Cheerleaders were crowned best in the nation in their division on Dec. 8 at the Pop Warner Cheer & Dance Championships held at […]








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Pickleball Arrives In Franklin Township

Pickleball Arrives In Franklin Township

Take some elements of tennis, throw in a little essence of badminton and combine with a soupçon of ping-pong, and what do you get? Pickleball, of course. The sport, invented in 1965 by a U.S. Congressman from Washington State and a friend to give their bored families something new to do, is all the rage in adult […]








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For Twin Track Stars, Running Is In The Family

For Twin Track Stars, Running Is In The Family

Nicole Rollins knows a thing or two about running fast. The township mother of two is a former track star at Linden High School and West Virginia University. So a seed was planted when Rollins saw her twins, Adriana Monique and Qiora Noelle, zipping around the floor when they were toddlers. That seed sprouted into […]








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Township Council Commends FTBL 12 And Under Team For Cooperstown Tourny Success

Township Council Commends FTBL 12 And Under Team For Cooperstown Tourny Success

The Franklin Township Baseball League’s 12 and Under team was acknowledged at the Sept. 29 Township Council meeting for its showing in a national tournament in Cooperstown, NY. The team finished 7-4 and placed 16th out of the 104 teams competing in the Cooperstown National Invitational Tournament at the end of August. In an email […]








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