Boys basketball: Montclair Immaculate reaches Essex County final after win over Seton Hall Prep

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsWEST ORANGE — Third time was very much the charm for the Immaculate Conception boys basketball team when it came to Seton Hall Prep.The Pirates had edged the Lions twice in...

Basketball: Lions 82-77 loss to East Side IC back to the drawing board

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsNEWARK — Bad habits are tough to break, and even the best teams can struggle to shake them.So in some ways, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Immaculate Catholic’s boys basketball...

Basketball: Immaculate holds off late surging Mounties in 78-65 win

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsTalking to the coaches after Immaculate Conceptions’ 78-65 win over Montclair High School on Thursday, Dec. 21, you might have been confused as to which basketball team had ended up with the...

Basketball: Immaculate ends big week with 69-61 statement win over Ranney

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsPATERSON — It’s a new year, and Immaculate Conception’s boys basketball team has a new message.They want everyone to know that the Lions have arrived, and they drove that home with a...

Basketball: Immaculate hangs on against Montclair High in 78-65 win

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsTalking to the coaches after Immaculate Conceptions’ 78-65 win over Montclair High School on Thursday, Dec. 21, you might have been confused as to which basketball team had ended up with the...

Basketball: Late run can’t bail out IC Lions in 61-58 loss to Seton Hall

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsCALDWELL—A good comeback can be the highlight of a sports story.But you need to fall behind before you can come back, and sometimes the deficit is too much to overcome.That was...

Basketball: Lady Lions get off to a roaring start in back to back wins

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsYou can’t get off to a better start to a season than Immaculate Conceptions’ girls basketball team did on Friday, when the Lions obliterated Barringer in the opener by a score of...

Basketball: Immaculate’s Salmon says Lions ready to compete for titles

by ANDREW GARDA garda@montclairlocal.newsCompetition and hunger.Watch a few minutes of any Lions boys basketball practice at Immaculate Conception and you’ll quickly learn that is what head coach Jimmy Salmon and his coaching staff are looking...

Football: Lions, Cougars reboot local rivalry

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsThis could be the beginning of a beautiful rivalry.Saturday afternoon, Montclair saw what both Montclair Kimberley Academy and Immaculate Conception coaching staffs hope will become a long-standing tradition as the two football...