Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Cliffside Park, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Cliffside Park, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
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Team name: Cliffside Park-Ridgefield Red RaidersHead Coach: Tom Mandile, fifth season, career record 14-17.Last year’s record: 2-22021 Starting SI rating: 49.09Division: North Jersey Super Football Conference, IvyRedDivision opponents: Bergen Tech, Dickinson, Fair Lawn, Ferris, Memorial (WNY), Snyder, Tenafly.Key players: Kevin Berberian, MLB/TE, Sr., Brandon Gul, OL/DL, Sr., Edgardo Aguillar, RB/LB, Sr., Darriel Dopico, WR/DB, Sr.Outlo...
Team name: Cliffside Park-Ridgefield Red Raiders
Head Coach: Tom Mandile, fifth season, career record 14-17.
Last year’s record: 2-2
2021 Starting SI rating: 49.09
Division: North Jersey Super Football Conference, IvyRed
Division opponents: Bergen Tech, Dickinson, Fair Lawn, Ferris, Memorial (WNY), Snyder, Tenafly.
Key players: Kevin Berberian, MLB/TE, Sr., Brandon Gul, OL/DL, Sr., Edgardo Aguillar, RB/LB, Sr., Darriel Dopico, WR/DB, Sr.
Outlook: A co-op agreement with Ridgefield and, with it, the influx of new and talented players, has boosted attitude, enthusiasm and expectations for Cliffside Park.
The merger boosts the number of players to 50 and will enable the club to field junior varsity and freshman teams as well for the first time in recent years.
The team will rely on the nucleus of seniors Kevin Berberian, Brandon Gul, Darriel Dopico and Edgardo Aguillar to build around.
Kevin (Berberian) and Brandon (Gul) have played football for us since second grade,” Mandile said. “They’ve had success in their younger years and they’ve worked hard this year and both have been instrumental in getting the message out to our Ridgefield guys.
While blending two teams together may present challenges, it’s been a smooth transition according to coach Tom Mandile as players from both schools have bought in.
“Edgardo is Ridgefield’s only senior and he has been instrumental in getting the message to our Ridgefield guys,” he said.
Manidle has the versatile Aguilar slated to see action at quarterback, running back and receiver. Dopico as well will be counted on to provide the versatility of a Swiss Army knife as a receiver, defensive back and punter
One player who could have a major impact is RB/DB Jeremiah Turner, who rushed for 250 yards and four touchdowns and had four interceptions in a mere five games.
“It’s kind of a clean slate with the co-op and it gives our kids the opportunity to play competitive football,” Mandile said. “There’s more energy across the board by infusing the program with new athletes and kids. But the challenge will be maintaining the consistency. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but we have had a plan in place and the kids know our expectations.”
9/9 @Bergen Tech
9/17 @Memorial (WNY)
10/9 @Fair Lawn
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The legislation introduced earlier this year that would allow for a hybrid model of self-serve along with full-serve gas seemed hopeful. Insiders said it had a lot of bipartisan support. It would be the only state in the nation that would mandate larger gas stations had to also offer full-serve which should have allayed the fear of those cleaving to the status quo.It was also coming at an important time when labor shortages due to the pandemic were making an already bad situation among gas stations even worse. Many owners will tell st...
The legislation introduced earlier this year that would allow for a hybrid model of self-serve along with full-serve gas seemed hopeful. Insiders said it had a lot of bipartisan support. It would be the only state in the nation that would mandate larger gas stations had to also offer full-serve which should have allayed the fear of those cleaving to the status quo.
It was also coming at an important time when labor shortages due to the pandemic were making an already bad situation among gas stations even worse. Many owners will tell stories of the harsh reality of having to close down gas stations for several hours in the middle of the day or close shop earlier in the evening than they would like all because there aren’t even bodies willing to take these jobs. And it was happening long before the pandemic.
All tolled a perfect time for self-serve to finally be allowed in New Jersey.
But feckless New Jersey politicians spook easily. That’s exactly what seems to have happened. And when the governor didn’t warm up to the idea and new Senate President Nick Scutari had negative things to say in reaction to one very poorly worded public opinion poll, it seemed like lights out for fairness.
And how do lawmakers justify maintaining a ban on a practice that works absolutely safely in every other state? By citing safety, of course. Because that’s how dumb political creatures here can be. Or perhaps it’s how dumb and gullible too many in New Jersey are in believing this horse crap.
A recent article in the New York Post says our state legislators cited several reasons for not embracing self-serve gasoline. Among their reasons was a pathetic gem.
As of last month, the Legislature had published 10 “findings and declarations” to back the continued ban. This is the one that really jumped out at me.
They contend that people who pump their own gas won’t have "safety checks" done on their vehicles by the gas attendants. The Legislature says gas attendants can conduct these safety checks, which will help customers to not neglect their vehicles and avoid costly repairs by “deferring maintenance.”
Gas attendants hardly ever even squeegee your windshield let alone offer to check oil or tire pressure. This isn’t the 1950s and someone should let these political hacks know that. Gas attendants are not doing any "safety checks" in vehicles and if you think they are you’ve been huffing fumes.
How pathetic for the Legislature to push such false narratives. How insulting they think enough of us are this dumb to buy it.
Here’s another false narrative, at least according to Sal Risalvato, the head of the New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association. The Legislature says self-service stations have “higher general liability insurance premium rates” due to the "dangers" of people leaving their vehicles to pump gas. Risalvato was asked this direct question on our show and he said this is one hundred percent false. Just another talking point for the hordes wanting to waste your time and mine because they think wasting their time is a luxury.
Oh, and of course, safety. Ensuring safety compliance, like making sure engines are turned off on cars being filled, for example. Something I’ve seen countless gas attendants completely ignore and pump fuel anyway.
It’s a charade I’m tired of. Congrats to the lazy and ill-informed. It looks like you’re winning this ridiculous battle once again.
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he concept for D’s Dough in Cliffside Park was the result of a midnight craving for cookies. Co-founders Brayleah Kernan and Achraf Abbassi started baking cookies late in the evening during winter 2019. After countless batches of cookie dough testing, they crafted the perfect recipe. Now, this artisan bakery sells safe, small-batch edible dough to...
he concept for D’s Dough in Cliffside Park was the result of a midnight craving for cookies. Co-founders Brayleah Kernan and Achraf Abbassi started baking cookies late in the evening during winter 2019. After countless batches of cookie dough testing, they crafted the perfect recipe. Now, this artisan bakery sells safe, small-batch edible dough to customers.
The cookie dough from D’s Dough is safe to eat as-is, but can also be baked. In fact, baking the dough produces a homemade, soft cookie that’s gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside. In addition to cookie dough, the bakery offers scratch-baked cookies with ice cream. “We thought the neighborhood needed something new and sweet,” Brayleah Kernan says of her woman-led business.
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D’s Dough does not have any indoor seating. Instead, patrons can order from the takeout counter and enjoy their treats on the go or back at home. (They do, however, plan to install some benches on the sidewalk.) The interior is “sprinkly, sparkly, colorful, and fun,” Brayleah says. “We added playful details and plenty of ’90s nostalgia throughout to bring our customers joy.”
So far, the top-selling cookie flavors are chocolate chip and cookies and cream; the latter is filled with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Likewise, other fun flavors include birthday cake, snickerdoodle, brownie batter, campfire s’mores, and peanut butter. D’s Dough also creates a seasonal cookie as a limited time menu item. In fact, these creative seasonal flavors are Brayleah’s favorite to make; “Because I get to create something unique and collaborate with our customers on what flavor they want to try next.” Click here to learn more about their available flavors.
All products from D’s Dough are edible in their raw form. To accomplish this, they use heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs in all of their products. This heat-treatment process eliminates harmful bacteria, making the dough safe for eating.
Brayleah describes herself as “a passionate baker and lover of all things sweet.” Meanwhile, Achraf previously designed and owned another takeout business in the New Jersey area. The duo plans to open more D’s Dough locations throughout NJ, as well as offer nationwide shipping. At the moment, they offer local delivery via Uber Eats and DoorDash.
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The second wave of COVID-19 was hitting North Jersey when high school senior Grace Jerred-Scott went on a hike with her family to a lake late one October night.For Jerred-Scott, it was in the stillness of the lake and the quiet of the fall night that she finally found peace after her world had been turned upside-down by the pandemic."The longer we stood there, watching the lake in silence, the lighter I felt. I could physically feel the anxiety and the anger and the fear melting off my shoulders," she w...
The second wave of COVID-19 was hitting North Jersey when high school senior Grace Jerred-Scott went on a hike with her family to a lake late one October night.
For Jerred-Scott, it was in the stillness of the lake and the quiet of the fall night that she finally found peace after her world had been turned upside-down by the pandemic.
"The longer we stood there, watching the lake in silence, the lighter I felt. I could physically feel the anxiety and the anger and the fear melting off my shoulders," she wrote in the final chapter of a memoir, "The Class of COVID-19: Second Waves."
When she returned home, she was finally able to turn on the news, something that she had avoided for months, and process what was happening in the world.
Jerred-Scott's story is one of 75 from Cliffside Park High School students collected in the self-published book.
In conjunction with Ramapo College, high school students across New Jersey are now being asked to document their journeys, highs and lows, breakthroughs or breakdowns in a memoir project called The Class of COVID-19.
The effort was begun by Cliffside Park composition teacher Shawn Adler. Cliffside Park juniors and seniors over the past two years have produced two volumes of The Class of COVID-19: "Insights from the Inside" and "The Second Wave."
"It's a chance for them to become the heroes of their own stories and seize control from a time period that makes them feel powerless," Adler said.
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The deluxe edition, featuring both volumes, can be purchased on Amazon for $15.95. All proceeds go back to the students in the form of scholarships.
Ramapo College is now working with Adler, hoping to make the memoir a place for students across the state to share their stories and heal. Adler became an adjunct professor at Ramapo last year.
Stories will be published digitally, with some selected for a book to be released this summer. Money raised will be donated to the Ramapo We Care program, which provides resources for students experiencing food, financial or other types of insecurity.
Susan Hangen, the interim dean of the Ramapo School of Humanities and a professor of anthropology and international studies, said the goal is to chronicle the living history from our "most vulnerable voices."
Hangen is looking for more students to tell their stories.
"What happened to them during the peak of the pandemic? So many young people had life-changing, unexpected experiences and really few people know what happened from a young person's perspective," she said. "These stories will be a valuable form of oral history in our future. The process of writing is also very therapeutic."
Adler and other professors will read the submissions and hope to meet with students for a workshop with them next month on campus.
Adler said the students from Cliffside Park who participated have been accepted into colleges they didn't think possible a year ago, including the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Cornell.
"Writing gave them a transformative power," Adler said.
The stories show personal struggles with anxiety, isolation and growing distant from friends and loved ones.
One student shared that at the height of the lockdown, time lost all meaning for his family, and their days and nights became switched. It led to them singing "Happy Birthday" and having cake for their dad at 3 a.m.
Monalise Mucha wrote about beauty during a lonesome period. "The colorful fall leaves in Connecticut reminded me that life is not always dull and that there is wonder within everything," she wrote.
Mucha said writing about her experience was a way to connect to the public.
"It is admirable that so many students chose to be a part of this book, revealing their experiences during the pandemic," she said. "Telling your story takes strength and determination. The opportunity that this book gave us all for our voices to be heard inspired me greatly to use my courage to make my voice heard."
Any high school student or teacher looking for more information can find it at ramapo.edu/theclassofcovid19/share-your-story/
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Jake Lopez drove in a pair of runs as ninth-seeded Ramapo to a 13-1 win over 24th-seeded Cliffside Park in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament, in Franklin Lakes.Ramapo (10-9) will travel to face eighth-seeded Pascack Valley in the round of 16 on Saturday.Cliffside Park fell to 8-10 on the season.Dwight-Englewood 2, Paramus 1Rhys Bowie threw 6.1 innings and allowed just one earned run as 22nd-seeded Dwight-Englewood upended 11th-seeded Paramus, 2-1, in the opening round of the Bergen County Tour...
Jake Lopez drove in a pair of runs as ninth-seeded Ramapo to a 13-1 win over 24th-seeded Cliffside Park in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament, in Franklin Lakes.
Ramapo (10-9) will travel to face eighth-seeded Pascack Valley in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Cliffside Park fell to 8-10 on the season.
Dwight-Englewood 2, Paramus 1
Rhys Bowie threw 6.1 innings and allowed just one earned run as 22nd-seeded Dwight-Englewood upended 11th-seeded Paramus, 2-1, in the opening round of the Bergen County Tournament.
Dwight-Englewood will now look for a second consecutive upset in the Round of 16 when it meets 6th-seeded Westwood, which earned a first-round bye.
Bowie struck out eight batters and allowed just four hits in the win for Dwight-Englewood (11-5) as Everett Garber secured the final two outs with a pair of strikeouts.
Drew Alfano recorded the lone RBI thanks to a single while Bowie was the one to cross the plate both times for Dwight-Englewood. He also had a game-high two hits courtesy of a double and single with Garber providing a triple.
With the loss Paramus (10-8) has fallen in the opening round of the county tournament for two consecutive years and is currently riding a 1-3 stretch in its last four games.
Rutherford 7, Emerson Boro 5
Luke Cerulli led 12th-seeded Rutherford with four RBI as it defeated 21st-seeded Emerson Boro 7-5 in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament in Rutherford.
Despite Rutherford (12-7) taking a 7-2 lead into the sixth, Emerson Boro (11-7) scratched across three runs in the top of the inning to pull within two. However, that was as far as Emerson Boro would come as Sam Rojas locked down the save.
Gabe Francisco tossed five innings for Rutherford and allowed eight hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck out nine.
Rutherford will face fifth-seeded Ridgewood in the Round of 16 on Saturday.
Northern Highlands 8, Ridgefield Park 7
17th-seeded Northern Highlands held off a furious 16th-seeded Ridgefield Park comeback attempt to secure an 8-7 victory in the opening round of the Bergen County Tournament Wednesday afternoon.
Northern Highlands will now face top-seeded Don Bosco Prep, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the Round of 16.
Northern Highlands (9-7-1) held a five-run advantage in the final two innings, scoring all eight of its runs in the opening four frames. Ridgefield Park scored two runs apiece in the sixth and seventh innings, pushing Northern Highlands to the brink but ultimately falling short.
Mike McGraw led the offensive charge for Northern Highlands with four RBIs thanks to a pair of singles. Kyle Major and Sheldon Wright drove in two runs apiece with Wright collecting the lone extra-base hit for the Highlanders on a double.
Ridgefield Park finishes its brief appearance in the county tournament with an 11-8 record on the campaign.
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