A pair of brothers known for bringing home gold from national and international jiu-jitsu competitions did it again. Jason Dixon and Jalen Mitchell returned to Paterson with gold and bronze medals from the Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship, biggest martial arts competition in the world for kids, held in Long Beach, Calf. last Sunday.
Frandy Cuevas played for the Eastside High School baseball team for a year. His coach immediately recognized greatness.
12-year-old Jalen Mitchell defeated his opponent to win gold in the boys Teen 1 orange belt featherweight category at the Pan Kids IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in California.
Municipal officials celebrated the renovation of the historic Cricket Clubhouse, a red building visible from Route 20, at Eastside Park on Monday morning.
The long running Thanksgiving Day gridiron battle between Eastside and Kennedy High School will be played the day before this year.
Veronica Aponte walks through the Wrigley Park section – the most crime ridden neighborhood in Paterson – to get to Eastside High School. She needed to learn some self-defense skills to protect herself, so she signed up for the school’s afterschool jiu-jitsu program.
The brothers from South Paterson defeated their opponents at the Pan Kids International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 in California to bring home gold medals.