Fall Sports

Holmdel’s Anthony Arena Hopes to End High School Career with State Title  By John Sorce

Holmdel’s Anthony Arena Hopes to End High School Career with State Title By John Sorce

Nov 06, 2018 | Holmdel

HOLMDEL – Anthony Arena has been playing soccer since he was five years old.

OCEAN TOWNSHIP IN THE MIDST OF A TORRID POSTSEASON RUN  By Mike Ready

OCEAN TOWNSHIP IN THE MIDST OF A TORRID POSTSEASON RUN By Mike Ready

Nov 06, 2018 | Ocean Township

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – After losing in both the Shore Conference and NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 tournament championship games a year ago, the Spartans have taken the Shore Conference by storm this season behind an outstanding returning senior class, a big-time transfer and significant contributions from a number of underclassmen.

Ki Costa Takes Point Beach Boys Soccer Program to Next Level  By John Sorce

Ki Costa Takes Point Beach Boys Soccer Program to Next Level By John Sorce

Nov 06, 2018 | Point Pleasant Beach

POINT PLEASANT BEACH – It is not often that Point Beach gets a player like Ki Costa.

Holmdel, Neptune, Manasquan, CBA Highlight Shore Conference in NJSIAA Boys Soccer Sectionals  By John Sorce

Holmdel, Neptune, Manasquan, CBA Highlight Shore Conference in NJSIAA Boys Soccer Sectionals By John Sorce

Nov 06, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy, Holmdel, Manasquan,...

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN COACH JULIE BREWINGTON BEAT THE ODDS IN LIFE AND ON THE FIELD  By Mike Ready

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN COACH JULIE BREWINGTON BEAT THE ODDS IN LIFE AND ON THE FIELD By Mike Ready

Nov 06, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

RUMSON – Early in 2012, Rumson-Fair Haven field hockey coach Julie Brewington was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 25 and underwent a double mastectomy followed by eight weeks of chemotherapy.

Rumson-Fair Haven, Shore Regional Claim NJSIAA Field Hockey Sectional Titles  By John Sorce

Rumson-Fair Haven, Shore Regional Claim NJSIAA Field Hockey Sectional Titles By John Sorce

Nov 06, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

Shore Field Hockey’s Kelly Koenig Wins 100th Career Game  By John Sorce

Shore Field Hockey’s Kelly Koenig Wins 100th Career Game By John Sorce

Nov 06, 2018 | Other

WEST LONG BRANCH – Fifth year Shore Regional field hockey head coach Kelly Koenig reached 100 career wins on Oct. 28.

CORBETT REACHING HIS STRIDE AS LONG BRANCH LOOKS TO DEFEND STATE TITLE  By Mike Ready

CORBETT REACHING HIS STRIDE AS LONG BRANCH LOOKS TO DEFEND STATE TITLE By Mike Ready

Nov 06, 2018 | Long Branch

LONG BRANCH – Junior All-Shore running back Jermaine Corbett has shifted his game into high gear the last two weeks just in time for the start of the state playoffs where Long Branch will be looking to defend its Central Jersey Group IV title.

SECOND-HALF SURGE PROPELS RED BANK REGIONAL PAST ALLENTOWN

SECOND-HALF SURGE PROPELS RED BANK REGIONAL PAST ALLENTOWN

Nov 06, 2018 | Red Bank Regional

RED BANK – Senior running backs Makai Mickens and Nigel Mitchell combined to rush for 237 yards and four touchdowns Friday night helping Red Bank Regional pickup its first playoff win since 2015.

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY THREE-STAR LINEMAN C.J. HANSON NOW FIRMLY COMMITTED TO RUTGERS  By Mike Ready

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY THREE-STAR LINEMAN C.J. HANSON NOW FIRMLY COMMITTED TO RUTGERS By Mike Ready

Nov 06, 2018 | Saint John Vianney

HOLMDEL – It was a whirlwind couple of days for Saint John Vianney three-star recruit C. J. Hanson last month after he decommitted from Rutgers on October 17 after committing to Scarlet Knights back in June. But the All-Shore two-way lineman had a change of heart and reaffirmed his pledge to Rutgers four days later.

Shore Conference Football Week Seven Recap  By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week Seven Recap By John Sorce

Nov 06, 2018 | Holmdel, Point Pleasant Beach

Shore Conference Football Week Eight Recap  By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week Eight Recap By John Sorce

Nov 06, 2018 | Other

Toms River North Captures SCT and A South Girls Soccer Titles  By Eric Braun

Toms River North Captures SCT and A South Girls Soccer Titles By Eric Braun

Nov 06, 2018 | Toms River North

Shore Conference Girls Soccer Teams Vying For State Titles  By Eric Braun

Shore Conference Girls Soccer Teams Vying For State Titles By Eric Braun

Nov 06, 2018 | Saint Rose, Trinity Hall

After a grueling two months of mini-camps, scrimmages, regular-season games and conference tournaments, 36 teams punched their tickets to the NJSIAA tournament in hopes of being the last one standing in their respective groups.

CBA LIVING UP TO HEFTY EXPECTATIONS By Mike Ready

CBA LIVING UP TO HEFTY EXPECTATIONS By Mike Ready

Oct 23, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy

LINCROFT – Two years ago, Christian Brothers Academy captured the NJSIAA Non-Public A championship winning 24 games and finishing No. 1 in the final NJ.com boys soccer rankings.

Holmdel Boys Soccer Seeking Back-to-Back Shore Conference Titles By John Sorce

Holmdel Boys Soccer Seeking Back-to-Back Shore Conference Titles By John Sorce

Oct 23, 2018 | Holmdel

HOLMDEL – The tradition is obvious for the Holmdel boys soccer program. This year has been no different, as the Hornets have gone undefeated.

JACKSON MEMORIAL ROLLING INTO POSTSEASON PLAY By Mike Ready

JACKSON MEMORIAL ROLLING INTO POSTSEASON PLAY By Mike Ready

Oct 23, 2018 | Jackson Memorial

JACKSON – The Jaguars graduated just two seniors from last year’s team that captured the outright Class A South championship and earned a trip to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals for the first time in five years.

Senior-Heavy Lakewood Boys Soccer Has Successful Regular Season By John Sorce

Senior-Heavy Lakewood Boys Soccer Has Successful Regular Season By John Sorce

Oct 23, 2018 | Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – After finishing the 2017 season with a 10-9 record, it was a nice improvement for the Lakewood boys soccer team in 2018.

OCEAN TOWNSHIP OUT TO FINISH THE JOB THIS SEASON By Mike Ready

OCEAN TOWNSHIP OUT TO FINISH THE JOB THIS SEASON By Mike Ready

Oct 23, 2018 | Ocean Township

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – The Spartans finished ranked fifth last season in the Shore Conference after winning 18 games and capturing the Class B North championship with a 6-1 division record for the second consecutive year.

Rumson-Fair Haven Field Hockey Wins Shore Conference Tournament Title By John Sorce

Rumson-Fair Haven Field Hockey Wins Shore Conference Tournament Title By John Sorce

Oct 23, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

WEST LONG BRANCH – Make it five in a row for the Bulldogs.

RED BANK CATHOLIC HOLDS OFF BULLDOGS IN GAME OF THE YEAR

RED BANK CATHOLIC HOLDS OFF BULLDOGS IN GAME OF THE YEAR

Oct 23, 2018 | Red Bank Catholic

RUMSON – A ho-hum game that had No. 1 Red Bank Catholic leading No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven, 14-0, late in the fourth quarter turned into an instant classic in the blink of an eye.

Shore Conference Football Week Five Recap By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week Five Recap By John Sorce

Oct 23, 2018 | Football

Shore Conference Football Week Six Recap By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week Six Recap By John Sorce

Oct 23, 2018 | Football

NEW-LOOK FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP STILL GETTING THE JOB DONE   By Mike Ready

NEW-LOOK FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP STILL GETTING THE JOB DONE By Mike Ready

Oct 23, 2018 | Freehold Township

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – Last season Freehold Township went 23-1-1 and finished ranked second in the state. Its lone loss came in the Shore Conference Tournament final when they dropped a 4-2 decision to Wall, who finished ranked No. 1 in the state and won the NJSIAA Group II championship.

LIONS ROARING TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON By Eric Braun

LIONS ROARING TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON By Eric Braun

Oct 23, 2018 | Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown North girls soccer team is off to one of the best starts in program history and is hoping to continue their success into the postseason. Coach Patricia Misciagna has her girls and the Lions program headed in the right direction this season and for seasons to come.

Hughes and Abdy Look to Lead Gulls to More Championships By Eric Braun

Hughes and Abdy Look to Lead Gulls to More Championships By Eric Braun

Oct 23, 2018 | Point Pleasant Beach

POINT PLEASANT – It’s hard to get people to take you seriously when year in and year out you continue to be one of the dominant teams in a non-power conference. That seems to be the situation Point Pleasant Beach girls soccer finds itself in lately.

CASEYS GIRLS SOCCER HAS SOMETHING TO PROVE By Eric Braun

CASEYS GIRLS SOCCER HAS SOMETHING TO PROVE By Eric Braun

Oct 23, 2018 | Red Bank Catholic

RED BANK – The talk all off season was how good and dominating Shore Regional is, Freehold Township primed for more success, A North is the toughest division in the Shore Conference. While all great story lines and valid conversations, no one talked about Red Bank Catholic.

Wall Girls Volleyball Wins 10th Straight Division Title By John Sorce

Wall Girls Volleyball Wins 10th Straight Division Title By John Sorce

Oct 23, 2018 | Wall

WALL – When you have a tradition of winning your division and combine that with a roster that has 11 seniors out of 14 players, the expectations are understandably going to be high.

Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Salt Creek Grille

Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Salt Creek Grille

Oct 23, 2018 | Editorials

RUMSON – Celebrating 20 years in business, Salt Creek Grille has plenty of experience in making your Thanksgiving Dinner the best it can possibly be.

Shore Regional Cross Country Claim First, Third at Fall Classic Meet By John Sorce

Shore Regional Cross Country Claim First, Third at Fall Classic Meet By John Sorce

Oct 23, 2018 | Shore Regional

WEST LONG BRANCH – The Shore Regional Cross Country teams shined at the Fall Classic Meet at Thompson Park in Jamesburg on Oct. 13, as the boys claimed first place and the girls finished third.

3 Simple Movements To Relieve Body Pain

3 Simple Movements To Relieve Body Pain

Oct 09, 2018 | Editorials

Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury or are simply experiencing the annoyances of physical pain from the daily grind of day-to-day living, there are a few simple movements you can try to help relieve your pain.

BOYS SOCCER RECAP OF WEEKS 3 AND 4  By Eric Braun

BOYS SOCCER RECAP OF WEEKS 3 AND 4 By Eric Braun

Oct 09, 2018 | Howell, Soccer, Sports

UNHERALDED MIDDLETOWN SOUTH EMERGING AS A SHORE CONFERENCE FORCE  By Mike Ready

UNHERALDED MIDDLETOWN SOUTH EMERGING AS A SHORE CONFERENCE FORCE By Mike Ready

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey

MIDDLETOWN – With two weeks remaining in the 2017 season, Middletown South’s record stood at 0-12-1. However, six of those losses were by one goal, including five in overtime and another three losses were decided by two goals.

PINELANDS FIELD HOCKEY MAPINELANDS FIELD HOCKEY MAKING PUSH FOR LATE SEASON RUN  By Eric BraunKING PUSH FOR LATE SEASON RUN  By Eric Braun

PINELANDS FIELD HOCKEY MAPINELANDS FIELD HOCKEY MAKING PUSH FOR LATE SEASON RUN By Eric BraunKING PUSH FOR LATE SEASON RUN By Eric Braun

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey, Girls, Pinelands

TUCKERTON – The Pinelands field hockey team has once again put themselves into position for a late season run. Sitting at a record of 10-2 overall and 9-2 in B South, the Wildcats are relying on youth and veteran leadership this season.

Point Boro Field Hockey Captures Division Crown and Wants More  By Eric Braun

Point Boro Field Hockey Captures Division Crown and Wants More By Eric Braun

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey, Girls, Point Pleasant Borough

POINT PLEASANT – For a team rich in tradition, the Point Pleasant Boro field hockey team has been dead set on their approach this season. The Panthers are off to one of their best starts, if not their best start, in school history.

Ranney Field Hockey Building for the Future  By John Sorce

Ranney Field Hockey Building for the Future By John Sorce

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey, Girls

TINTON FALLS – With a roster consisting of nine freshmen, it is a season of transition for the Ranney field hockey team.

SURGING SHORE REGIONAL DOMINATING OPPONENTS AS POSTSEASON NEARS  By Mike Ready

SURGING SHORE REGIONAL DOMINATING OPPONENTS AS POSTSEASON NEARS By Mike Ready

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey, Girls, Rumson-Fair Haven, Shore...

WEST LONG BRANCH – Since losing 3-0 to its nemesis, Rumson-Fair Haven – ranked sixth in the state and No. 1 in the Shore – in their second game of the season, the Blue Devils have reeled off 10 straight wins while outscoring their opponents by a whopping margin of 68-5, including seven shutouts.

Saint John Vianney Field Hockey has High Expectations with Strong Senior Class  By John Sorce

Saint John Vianney Field Hockey has High Expectations with Strong Senior Class By John Sorce

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey, Saint John Vianney

HOLMDEL – Coming off a season that saw them win 10 games and a first-round exit in the Shore Conference Tournament, the Saint John Vianney field hockey team hopes to take the next step this season.

Southern Field Hockey Eyeing Redemption in Shore Conference Tournament  By John Sorce

Southern Field Hockey Eyeing Redemption in Shore Conference Tournament By John Sorce

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey, Southern Regional

MANAHAWKIN – It was a record breaking season in 2017 for the Southern Regional field hockey team. The team won 21 games and advanced to the Shore Conference Tournament finals for just the second time in school history, where they were shut out by top-seeded Rumson.

WITH FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACH MEGAN BOSLAND AT THE HELM, WALL HASN’T MISSED A BEAT  By Mike Ready

WITH FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACH MEGAN BOSLAND AT THE HELM, WALL HASN’T MISSED A BEAT By Mike Ready

Oct 09, 2018 | Field Hockey, Girls, Wall

WALL – Megan Bosland has some huge shoes to fill as the first-year head coach of the Wall field hockey program.

SECOND HALF ONSLAUGHT PUSHES RED BANK CATHOLIC OVER LONG BRANCH  By Mike Ready

SECOND HALF ONSLAUGHT PUSHES RED BANK CATHOLIC OVER LONG BRANCH By Mike Ready

Oct 09, 2018 | Football, Red Bank Catholic

RED BANK – The Caseys broke open a tight 14-14 game in the third quarter scoring 27 unanswered points, including 13 in a span of 2:12 late in the third, to pull away from Long Branch for a 41-14 win at Count Basie Field in Red Bank.

FREEHOLD SHOCKS LANCERS BEHIND MATT KRAUSS’ HERCULEAN PERFORMANCE  By Mike Ready

FREEHOLD SHOCKS LANCERS BEHIND MATT KRAUSS’ HERCULEAN PERFORMANCE By Mike Ready

Oct 09, 2018 | Football, Freehold Boro

FREEHOLD – Senior quarterback Matt Krauss wanted the ball in his hands.

Shore Conference Football Week Three Recap  By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week Three Recap By John Sorce

Oct 09, 2018 | Football, Freehold Boro, Freehold Township,...

Shore Conference Football Week Four Recap  By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week Four Recap By John Sorce

Oct 09, 2018 | Brick Memorial, Football, Freehold Township,...

GIRLS SOCCER HIGHLIGHTS IN WEEKS 3 AND 4  By Eric Braun

GIRLS SOCCER HIGHLIGHTS IN WEEKS 3 AND 4 By Eric Braun

Oct 09, 2018 | Middletown Township, Saint John Vianney, Soccer

BASKING RIDGE – On Sunday, Sept. 23, seven teams from both the Skyland and Shore conferences squared off at the Pingry School in Basking Ridge in a girls soccer showcase and raised more than $40,000 for children and their families that are battling pediatric cancer.

Holmdel Girls Tennis Claims Shore Conference Tournament Title  By John Sorce

Holmdel Girls Tennis Claims Shore Conference Tournament Title By John Sorce

Oct 09, 2018 | Holmdel, Tennis

HOLMDEL – Make it seven in a row for the Holmdel girls tennis team.

Southern Regional’s Charles Donohue Sr. Wins 250th Career Game  By John Sorce

Southern Regional’s Charles Donohue Sr. Wins 250th Career Game By John Sorce

Oct 09, 2018 | Football, Southern Regional

MANAHAWKIN – In Southern Regional’s 20-0 victory over Lakewood on Sept. 29, head coach Charles Donohue Sr. recorded his 250th win in his illustrious 48-year coaching career.

Tips From Salt Creek Grille For Planning a Holiday Event for Your Office or Company

Tips From Salt Creek Grille For Planning a Holiday Event for Your Office or Company

Oct 09, 2018 | Editorials, Other

The air is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to change. That’s your cue that it is high time to get your holiday party planning into high gear!

POINT BORO GRINDS OUT 16-6 WIN OVER MONMOUTH REGIONAL  By Mike Ready

POINT BORO GRINDS OUT 16-6 WIN OVER MONMOUTH REGIONAL By Mike Ready

Sep 25, 2018 | Football, Point Pleasant Borough

TINTON FALLS – Point Pleasant Boro football has always been synonymous with smash mouth, hard-nosed, grind it out football, and that’s exactly what you got Saturday in the Panthers’ 16-6 win over a determined Monmouth Regional squad.

Shore Regional Girls Soccer on Track for 7th Straight Group I Title  By Eric Braun

Shore Regional Girls Soccer on Track for 7th Straight Group I Title By Eric Braun

Sep 25, 2018 | Shore Regional

WEST LONG BRANCH – For a program that has won three consecutive NJSIAA Group I titles, no one would think differently of the Blue Devils girls soccer program if they took a step backwards this season and got a little complacent.

Holmdel Field Hockey Focused on the Little Things to Improve the Big Picture  By John Sorce

Holmdel Field Hockey Focused on the Little Things to Improve the Big Picture By John Sorce

Sep 25, 2018 | Field Hockey, Holmdel, Rumson-Fair Haven

HOLMDEL – Everyone knows the powers of the Shore Conference field hockey world. But for every Shore Regional or Rumson-Fair Haven, there are teams like Holmdel, who are forced to compete in the same division.

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP OFF TO FAST START DESPITE HEAVY GRADUATION LOSSES  By Mike Ready

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP OFF TO FAST START DESPITE HEAVY GRADUATION LOSSES By Mike Ready

Sep 25, 2018 | Other

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – After going 15-7 and 10-4 (second place) in the rugged B North and beating CBA – ranked 10th in the state – last season, it appeared, at least on paper, that the Patriots would be in for a rebuilding year this season after graduating their top five scorers and No. 1 defenseman.

Youthful Manchester Girls Soccer Hopes to Have Bright Future  By John Sorce

Youthful Manchester Girls Soccer Hopes to Have Bright Future By John Sorce

Sep 25, 2018 | Manchester, Soccer

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP – Graduating a senior class that won 53 games over a four-year span is never an easy thing to do.

Youthful Rumson Boys Soccer Trying to Build Winning Program  By John Sorce

Youthful Rumson Boys Soccer Trying to Build Winning Program By John Sorce

Sep 25, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven, Soccer

RUMSON – Coming off a season that saw them graduate 23 seniors and finish with a 14-6-1 record, 2018 is a season of transition for the Rumson-Fair Haven boys soccer team.

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REMAINS UNBEATEN  By Eric Braun

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REMAINS UNBEATEN By Eric Braun

Sep 25, 2018 | Football, Rumson-Fair Haven

BRICK TOWNSHIP –The Bulldogs entered the game against Brick Memorial Friday night riding a two-game win streak and averaging 42 points per game and only allowing six points per game.

Shore Conference Football Week One Recap  By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week One Recap By John Sorce

Sep 25, 2018 | Football

Shore Conference Football Week Two Recap  By John Sorce

Shore Conference Football Week Two Recap By John Sorce

Sep 25, 2018 | Football

Mater Dei Prep Continues Innovative Head Impact Study For Student-Athletes

Mater Dei Prep Continues Innovative Head Impact Study For Student-Athletes

Sep 25, 2018 | Mater Dei Prep, Other

The Mater Dei Prep football team is preparing for another successful season and behind the scenes preparations are being made to help make the Seraph student-athletes even safer on the field.

COLTS NECK LOOKS TO FIND ITS OWN IDENTITY THIS SEASON FOLLOWING LAST YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP RUN  By Mike Ready

COLTS NECK LOOKS TO FIND ITS OWN IDENTITY THIS SEASON FOLLOWING LAST YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP RUN By Mike Ready

Sep 25, 2018 | Colts Neck, Field Hockey

Salt Creek Grille Features Emerging Local Spirits & Beers

Salt Creek Grille Features Emerging Local Spirits & Beers

Sep 25, 2018 | Editorials

RUMSON – Salt Creek Grille is always on the lookout for emerging distilleries and breweries to meet their customers’ ever-growing tastes.

Southern Regional’s Howie Madsen Wins 200th Girls Tennis Match  By John Sorce

Southern Regional’s Howie Madsen Wins 200th Girls Tennis Match By John Sorce

Sep 25, 2018 | Southern Regional, Tennis

MANAHAWKIN – Southern Regional girls’ tennis coach Howie Madsen won his 200th career match earlier this season.

BARNEGAT GIRLS SOCCER COMING TOGETHER  by Eric Braun

BARNEGAT GIRLS SOCCER COMING TOGETHER by Eric Braun

Sep 25, 2018 | Barnegat, Girls, Soccer

BARNEGAT – Coming into this season, the Barnegat girls soccer team was hoping to build off of last season’s 6-12-1 record and would have the veteran leadership of eight seniors to help lead the way.

RED BANK CATHOLIC RISING TO THE TOP IN SHORE CONFERENCE FIELD HOCKEY  By Mike Ready

RED BANK CATHOLIC RISING TO THE TOP IN SHORE CONFERENCE FIELD HOCKEY By Mike Ready

Sep 25, 2018 | Field Hockey, Red Bank Catholic

MIDDLETOWN NORTH CONTINUES TO ROAR

MIDDLETOWN NORTH CONTINUES TO ROAR

Sep 21, 2018 | Middletown Township, Soccer, Soccer Blog

Coach Patricia Misciagna has her Lions squad clicking on all cylinders after topping Wall 1-0.

TOMS RIVER NORTH TOPS BRICK MEMORIAL

TOMS RIVER NORTH TOPS BRICK MEMORIAL

Sep 21, 2018 | Brick Memorial, Soccer, Soccer Blog, Toms River...

Toms River North Mariners Girls Soccer team improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in A-South with a 4-1 victory over Brick Memorial who dropped to 3-3 overall and 0-3 in A-South

BARNEGAT SENIORS EAGER TO END STATE PLAYOFF DROUGHT By Mike Ready

BARNEGAT SENIORS EAGER TO END STATE PLAYOFF DROUGHT By Mike Ready

Sep 04, 2018 | Barnegat, Football

BARNEGAT - It’s been four years – 2014 to be exact when the Bengals lost to Buena in the South Jersey Group II first round – that Barnegat football has qualified for the state playoffs.

Brick Football Hopes Depth Propels Them in 2018  By John Sorce

Brick Football Hopes Depth Propels Them in 2018 By John Sorce

Sep 04, 2018 | Brick Township, Football

BRICK TOWNSHIP – Thirty-one. That is the number of players that missed time last season for the Brick Township football team due to various injuries.

Donovan Catholic Football A Work in Progress, But on the Rise  By John Sorce

Donovan Catholic Football A Work in Progress, But on the Rise By John Sorce

Sep 04, 2018 | Other

TOMS RIVER – Coming off a 4-6 season, the Donovan Catholic football team is hoping to take the next step in 2018.

LONG BRANCH NOT RESTING ON LAURELS AS THEY FOCUS ON 2018 SEASON  By Mike Ready

LONG BRANCH NOT RESTING ON LAURELS AS THEY FOCUS ON 2018 SEASON By Mike Ready

Sep 04, 2018 | Long Branch

LONG BRANCH – Coming off its first championship season since 1999 when they won the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV title, Long Branch is ready for another run at a championship after waiting 18 years to bring home the program’s second sectional title.

Mater Dei Prep Football Looks to Continue Winning Tradition  By John Sorce

Mater Dei Prep Football Looks to Continue Winning Tradition By John Sorce

Sep 04, 2018 | Mater Dei Prep

MIDDLETOWN – It is no secret that there are high expectations each year on the Mater Dei football program.

2018 SHORE CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW  By Mike Ready

2018 SHORE CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

Sep 04, 2018 | Football, Freehold Boro

TEAMS TO WATCH: Freehold, Middletown South, Freehold Township, Brick Memorial, Wall, Toms River North, Barnegat, Shore Regional, Donovan Catholic, Holmdel and Point Boro *TEAMS LISTED IN PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH*

RED BANK CATHOLIC FOCUSED ON ONE GOAL – STATE CHAMPIONSHIP  By Mike Ready

RED BANK CATHOLIC FOCUSED ON ONE GOAL – STATE CHAMPIONSHIP By Mike Ready

Sep 04, 2018 | Red Bank Catholic

RED BANK – It’s been three years since Red Bank Catholic last won a playoff game when they beat Pope John, 21-14, in a 2015 Non-Public Group III first-round game before falling to Saint John Vianney in the semifinal round.

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN HOPES TO RECLAIM STATE TITLE BEHIND VAUNTED DEFENSE  By Mike Ready

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN HOPES TO RECLAIM STATE TITLE BEHIND VAUNTED DEFENSE By Mike Ready

Sep 04, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

RUMSON – With 3:13 left in last year’s NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III final against Somerville, the Bulldogs took a two-point lead and it appeared their dream of winning a Shore Conference record-tying fifth-straight sectional title in a row would become a reality – especially with a program that lives and dies with its defense.

SJV Football Looking for Depth to Live up to High Expectations By John Sorce

SJV Football Looking for Depth to Live up to High Expectations By John Sorce

Sep 04, 2018 | Saint John Vianney

HOLMDEL – Expectations are always high on the gridiron at Saint John Vianney.

2018 Chris Melvin’s Class of 2019 ELITE 60 By Chris Melvin Sr., FB Recruiting Analyst for the Red Zone Road Show and Director of Recruiting for the NJ Warriors Juco football team

2018 Chris Melvin’s Class of 2019 ELITE 60 By Chris Melvin Sr., FB Recruiting Analyst for the Red Zone Road Show and Director of Recruiting for the NJ Warriors Juco football team

Sep 04, 2018 | Football

Raritan, Holmdel Look to End Season on Strong Note

Raritan, Holmdel Look to End Season on Strong Note

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

Both Raritan and Holmdel suffered losses in the NJSIAA quarterfinals and thus ended their state title hopes. For Holmdel, it was their first playoff appearance since 2007. The two teams look to put those games behind them when they take the field at Bob Roggy Memorial...

Shore Conference Football Week Nine Recap

Shore Conference Football Week Nine Recap

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

Naim Mayfield ran for 197 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries and also returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown to lead the Braves past the Patriots and clinch the Class A North title. Luke Corcione threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Alan Presler and Symir Blacknall added a 10-yard touchdown run.

RBR Inducts Foundation Members into its Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame

RBR Inducts Foundation Members into its Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

For years, the Red Bank Regional School district, through its educational, and then BUC Backers Foundation, has inducted alumni into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. This year, however, a separate and distinct Hall of Fame was established exclusive to its athletes.

Shore Conference Football NJSIAA Quarterfinals Recap

Shore Conference Football NJSIAA Quarterfinals Recap

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

Senior running back Naim Mayfield ran for 254 yards and five touchdowns and breaking the Shore Conference single-season touchdown record with 41 in the process, leading Manalapan past Perth Amboy. The record was previously held by Middletown South’s Knowshon Moreno, who ran for 40 touchdowns in 2004. Senior wide receiver Symir Blacknall added a 16-yard touchdown run. Manalapan will host fourth-seeded Freehold Township in the semifinals.

Lakewood Looks to Make it Two Straight Over Toms River South in Thanksgiving Showdown

Lakewood Looks to Make it Two Straight Over Toms River South in Thanksgiving Showdown

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

With last Saturday’s sectional semifinal game under its belt, the Lakewood football team looks toward the 97th edition of its annual Thanksgiving morning tilt with Toms River South at 11 am in Lakewood.

Rumson-Fair Haven Looks for First Thanksgiving Victory Over Shore

Rumson-Fair Haven Looks for First Thanksgiving Victory Over Shore

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

While there are admittedly not as many Thanksgiving Day football games as there used to be, it is always good to see new rivalries pop up in recent years.

Alive for Five: Rumson-Fair Haven One Win Away From Entering Record Books

Alive for Five: Rumson-Fair Haven One Win Away From Entering Record Books

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

Early in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III semifinal at Borden Stadium in Rumson, the Bulldogs held a precarious 21-13 lead with fifth-seeded Wall at the Bulldogs 33-yard line needing a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie the game.

Pinelands Looks to End Thanksgiving Holiday Losing streak at Barnegat

Pinelands Looks to End Thanksgiving Holiday Losing streak at Barnegat

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

It Wouldn’t Be Thanksgiving Without the Asbury Park- Neptune Thanksgiving Day Classic

It Wouldn’t Be Thanksgiving Without the Asbury Park- Neptune Thanksgiving Day Classic

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

The Asbury Park-Neptune Thanksgiving Day game is one of the oldest rivalry games in the state and they’ll go at it again when Asbury Park hosts Neptune at 10 am Thursday in the 90th renewal of the Thanksgiving Day classic.

North-South Game a Middletown Thanksgiving Tradition Like No Other

North-South Game a Middletown Thanksgiving Tradition Like No Other

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

One of the longest Thanksgiving football rivalries in the Shore Conference resides in Middletown.

Manasquan, Wall Thanksgiving Day Clash is a Shore Classic Rivalry

Manasquan, Wall Thanksgiving Day Clash is a Shore Classic Rivalry

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

Neighboring schools Manasquan and Wall will once again go at it in one of the fiercest rivalries the Shore Conference has to offer in their annual holiday skirmish Thursday at Wall.

Manalapan Seeks Redemption in State Finals

Manalapan Seeks Redemption in State Finals

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

With a 63-22 victory over fourth-seeded Freehold Township, the top-seeded Manalapan Braves will have a chance to do something they did not do a season ago: finish the season 12-0 and win a state championship.

Long Branch Visits Red Bank Regional in 95th Thanksgiving Day Meeting

Long Branch Visits Red Bank Regional in 95th Thanksgiving Day Meeting

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

The 95th renewal between Long Branch and Red Bank Regional during the Thanksgiving holiday involves two schools going in opposite directions, but the tradition between both schools is alive and well.

Johnny Buchanan is a Throwback to the “Golden Years” of Football

Johnny Buchanan is a Throwback to the “Golden Years” of Football

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

Saint John Vianney senior linebacker Johnny Buchanan should be the spokesman for “Throwback Thursdays.”

Freehold’s Ashante Worthy Continues to Rewrite State and Shore Record Books

Freehold’s Ashante Worthy Continues to Rewrite State and Shore Record Books

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

If there’s a better offensive player in high school football in the state of New Jersey other than Freehold’s record-breaking quarterback Ashante Worthy, please let me know about him because he must have supernatural powers.

Congratulations Saint John Vianney

Congratulations Saint John Vianney

Nov 21, 2017 | Fall, Thanksgiving issue

Congratulations Saint John Vianney: I am proud to announce this year’s JSN Fan Favorite: The Saint John Vianney Cheerleaders!

Here are Your 2017 Fan Favorite Cheerleaders!

Here are Your 2017 Fan Favorite Cheerleaders!

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Salt Creek Grille

Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Salt Creek Grille

Nov 07, 2017 | Editorials, Fall

Wall Captures Girls Soccer Shore Conference Tournament Title

Wall Captures Girls Soccer Shore Conference Tournament Title

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

The second-seeded Crimson Knights upended top-seeded Freehold Township, 4-2, to capture the 2017 girls soccer Shore Conference Tournament championship and first since 2014.

Royson Leads Toms River North Past Jackson and Into Semifinals

Royson Leads Toms River North Past Jackson and Into Semifinals

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Emily Royson’s direct-kick goal in the 77th minute of a NJSIAA South, Group IV quarterfinal match vaulted fourth-seeded Toms River North over No. 5 seed Jackson Memorial, 2-1, Thursday in Toms River.

Shore Regional Keeps Hopes of Three-Peat Alive with 2-1 Quarterfinal Win Over Point Beach

Shore Regional Keeps Hopes of Three-Peat Alive with 2-1 Quarterfinal Win Over Point Beach

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Five-time defending sectional champion Shore Regional advanced to the Central Jersey Group I semifinals with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over fifth-seeded Point Pleasant Beach Thursday in West Long Branch.

Monmouth-Bound Jillian Conklin Leads Toms River East

Monmouth-Bound Jillian Conklin Leads Toms River East

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Alexis Casella Leaves Mark on Jackson Memorial Soccer Program

Alexis Casella Leaves Mark on Jackson Memorial Soccer Program

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

When people talk about soccer, defenders are not usually the people that get the most recognition. That is far from the case when it comes to Jackson Memorial’s Alexis Casella.

Shore Conference Football Week Eight Recap

Shore Conference Football Week Eight Recap

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Senior running back Peter Lucas powered the Rumson offense on 299 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs (6-1) past Monmouth Regional (5-2). Junior fullback Alex Maldjian added two touchdown runs for Rumson-Fair Haven. The Falcons were led by senior Devon Johnson, who had two touchdown catches, added a 2-point conversion catch and kicked a 41-yard field goal.

Shore Conference Football Week Seven Recap

Shore Conference Football Week Seven Recap

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Naim Mayfield added to his storybook career with a career-high 313 yards and five touchdowns on just nine carries as Manalapan improved to 7-0 on the season. Senior quarterback Luke Corcione threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to tight end Alex Claro, and senior wide receiver Symir Blacknall added a 16-yard touchdown run.

Mayfield’s Five Touchdowns Help Manalapan Clinch Class A North Title

Mayfield’s Five Touchdowns Help Manalapan Clinch Class A North Title

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Senior running back Naim Mayfield rushed for 197 yards on just eight carries including four rushing touchdowns and added a 93-yard kickoff return for a score – all in the first half –

Lakewood’s Star Defensive End Josh Lezin is Leader On and Off the Field

Lakewood’s Star Defensive End Josh Lezin is Leader On and Off the Field

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall, Football

Senior defensive lineman Josh Lezin had a monster 2016 season on the field for the Lakewood Piners football program but it’s the way he acts off the field that impresses head coach L.J. Clark the most. “Josh is as good a person as he is a football player,” Clark said...

A Lot to be Proud of for Shore Field Hockey

A Lot to be Proud of for Shore Field Hockey

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

When you win 18 games in a season and all but three of them are shutouts, people are going to take notice, even if one of only three losses came in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinal. Such is the case for the Shore Regional field hockey team as the second...

Rumson Field Hockey Captures Fourth Consecutive SCT Title

Rumson Field Hockey Captures Fourth Consecutive SCT Title

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Having already captured the North 2 Group 2 title, the Rumson-Fair Haven field hockey team made it a four-peat in the Shore Conference field hockey tournament as they shut out Southern Regional, 5-0, at Raritan High School on Nov. 4. “I am so proud of the efforts of...

Colts Neck Beats Freehold For Program’s First-Ever Sectional Field Hockey Championship

Colts Neck Beats Freehold For Program’s First-Ever Sectional Field Hockey Championship

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Top-seeded Colts Neck took a two-goal lead into halftime then dominated time of possession in the second half to defeat seventh-seeded Freehold, 2-0, in Thursday’s NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 final at Colts Neck’s home field. In defeating defending champion Freehold, the...

Lakewood Boys Soccer Makes State Tournament; Gets Experience for Young Players

Lakewood Boys Soccer Makes State Tournament; Gets Experience for Young Players

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

Halloween was no treat for the Lakewood boys soccer team. Senior midfielder Jake Brower scored two goals to lead eighth-seeded Freehold Boro to a 3-1 victory over ninth-seeded Lakewood in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 3 tournament in Freehold...

Howell Boys Soccer Falls to Washington Township in State Tourney Quarterfinals

Howell Boys Soccer Falls to Washington Township in State Tourney Quarterfinals

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

The Howell boys soccer season came to end last Friday. Junior midfielder Arturo Serano and senior midfielder Josh Strickon scored one goal apiece to lift second-seeded Washington Township, No. 20 in the current NJ.com Top 20 rankings, to a 2-1 victory over 10th-seeded...

Holmdel Boys Soccer Captures First SCT Title

Holmdel Boys Soccer Captures First SCT Title

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

The Holmdel High School Hornets captured their first Shore Conference Tournament title in boys soccer thanks in large part to Anthony Arena, who scored a tournament final record five goals en route to a 7-1 victory over fifth-seeded Ocean Township. The Hornets, who...

CBA Boys Soccer Earn Top Seed in South, Non Public A Tournament

CBA Boys Soccer Earn Top Seed in South, Non Public A Tournament

Nov 07, 2017 | Fall

One look at the stats page for the Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer team and one would probably not guess the Colts have won 18 of 21 games this season. After all, the team has only scored 45 goals through 21 games. Such is the case for CBA under second-year...

Shore Conference Gridiron Highlights Week 3 Wrap-Up

Shore Conference Gridiron Highlights Week 3 Wrap-Up

Nov 04, 2017 | Fall

Saint John Vianney lands 32nd Straight Win Over Conference Opponents Saint John Vianney registered another lopsided victory over a local opponent with a 31-7 decision over Red Bank Regional in Week 3. However, the final score doesn’t depict how close this contest was...

Ocean Township Boys Soccer Advances in Central Jersey, Group 3 State Playoffs

Ocean Township Boys Soccer Advances in Central Jersey, Group 3 State Playoffs

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

Junior forward Santieno Harding and junior midfielder Andrew Shaw each scored a goal with an assist in the second half to lead top-seeded Ocean Township to a 2-0 victory over eighth-seeded Moorestown in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 3...

Monmouth Regional Looks to Continue its Success Off Bye Week

Monmouth Regional Looks to Continue its Success Off Bye Week

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

With a bye last week, the Monmouth Regional football team can’t wait to get back on the field again. Running back Ian Fitzgerald had 17 carries for 148 yards and had two receptions for 120 yards from quarterback Ryan Convery, totaling four touchdowns to lift Monmouth...

Mayfield Aims to be Manalapan’s Best Ever

Mayfield Aims to be Manalapan’s Best Ever

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

When Manalapan football takes the field this season, all eyes are on one player: senior running back Naim Mayfield. Mayfield has amassed an astounding 1,410 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns on the season through just six games. He joined the varsity team as a sophomore...

Keansburg Football Turning Its Program Around One Step At A Time

Keansburg Football Turning Its Program Around One Step At A Time

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

KEANSBURG – After winning just five games, including three consecutive 1-9 seasons the past four years, the Titans of Keansburg are off to their best start since 2012 when they began the season 4-1 before going winless the rest of the way and finishing at 4-5-1....

Holmdel Football off to Best Start in Years

Holmdel Football off to Best Start in Years

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

In only his second year leading the program, Holmdel football coach Jeff Rainess is leaving his mark. The program is off to its best start in years, with a 4-3 record through week six and people are beginning to take notice. “Being able to look up in the stands and...

Wall Field Hockey Rounding Into Form For A Post Season Run

Wall Field Hockey Rounding Into Form For A Post Season Run

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

WALL TOWNSHIP – Following a 2016 season which saw the Crimson Knights go undefeated in the regular season and win the Class B North title before losing to Shore Regional in the semifinals of the Shore Conference Tournament and Rumson-Fair Haven in the Central Jersey...

Toms River North Setting Sights On State Playoffs After Shore Conference Tournament Exit

Toms River North Setting Sights On State Playoffs After Shore Conference Tournament Exit

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

TOMS RIVER – Entering Tuesday’s Shore Conference Tournament first-round game against Wall, the Mariners (13-3) were ranked No. 7 in the Shore Conference but were coming off a hard-fought 4-2 loss to division rival Southern – ranked third in the Shore and 20th in the...

Herculean Effort By Johnny Buchanan Powers Saint John Vianney Over Red Bank Catholic

Herculean Effort By Johnny Buchanan Powers Saint John Vianney Over Red Bank Catholic

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

RED BANK – Senior running back Johnny Buchanan bulled his way to 231 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 26 carries and had a drive-killing interception that thwarted a Red Bank Catholic comeback bid powering Saint John Vianney to a 35-17 win over Red Bank Catholic...

Shore Conference Football Week 5 Recap

Shore Conference Football Week 5 Recap

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

Howell 42, Neptune 3 Howell improved to 5-0 thanks to a pair of touchdowns by quarterback Eddie Morales III, wide receiver Naseim Brantley and Gerard Urso, who added an interception on defense. Braedon Baldwin also added a rushing touchdown. Saint John Vianney 38,...

Freehold Township Field Hockey Aims High in Shore Conference Tournament

Freehold Township Field Hockey Aims High in Shore Conference Tournament

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

The Freehold Township field hockey team prepares throughout the regular season with their eyes on the post season, beginning with the Shore Conference Tournament. The Patriots are ranked fifth in the Shore Conference Tournament this season and defeated Jackson...

Shore Conference Football Week 6 Recap

Shore Conference Football Week 6 Recap

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

Manalapan 49, Howell 28 Senior running back Naim Mayfield had his best game to date, rushing for 275 yards and five touchdowns in the Braves’ convincing win over Howell. He now has 1,410 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns on the season. Senior fullback Chris Maksimik...

Talented Colts Neck Girls Soccer Is Still A Work In Progress

Talented Colts Neck Girls Soccer Is Still A Work In Progress

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

COLTS NECK – From 2014 through 2016, the Colts Neck girls soccer program went a combined 59-6-2 for the winningest three-year run in school history. With former New Jersey Player of the Year and USA Women’s National team member Frankie Tagliaferri as the catalyst, the...

Southern Regional Gymnastics Primed for Post Season

Southern Regional Gymnastics Primed for Post Season

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

After its first loss of the season, the Southern Regional gymnastics team bounced back with a win at home during Senior Night versus Barnegat on Oct. 16. Southern Regional (9-1) upended Barnegat, 102.52-86.95 in Manahawkin, behind a wide array of solid performances,...

Monmouth University Field Hockey Cruises Past Siena, 9-1

Monmouth University Field Hockey Cruises Past Siena, 9-1

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

Loudonville, NY – Junior Kelly Hanna registered a hat trick and freshman Tamar Klinkhammer scored two first-half goals to help lead the Monmouth University field hockey team to a commanding 9-1 win at Siena, last Friday. The Hawks, who improve to 12-3 on the season...

The Keys To Senior Functional Fitness

The Keys To Senior Functional Fitness

Oct 24, 2017 | Editorials

How many of you reading this consider yourselves physically fit? How would you define physical fitness at your age group? What activities do you perform on a regular basis that require some level of fitness? These are questions to consider when evaluating how...

Rumson’s Croddick seeks fourth consecutive Shore Conference Championship

Rumson’s Croddick seeks fourth consecutive Shore Conference Championship

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

Four years ago, the Rumson-Fair Haven field hockey program was without a Shore Conference Tournament championship. Then Lily Croddick stepped on campus, and everything changed. “She’s been one of the key players who helped bring this team to the level it is now,”...

Colts Neck Captures First Divisional Title in Program History

Colts Neck Captures First Divisional Title in Program History

Oct 24, 2017 | Fall

After a two-game winless skid, the Colts Neck field hockey team created some history of its own last Thursday. Amy Flood scored two goals and Jenna Filingeri added one goal to lead Colts Neck, No. 19 in the latest NJ.com Top 20 rankings, to a 4-0 victory over Howell...

Paternoster Pacing Powerful Wall Township Girls Soccer

Paternoster Pacing Powerful Wall Township Girls Soccer

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

As a junior she broke onto the Shore Conference soccer scene authoritatively. As a senior, Amy Paternoster is cementing her stature as one of the top producers of offense in the state of New Jersey. “She’s a special, special player and an incredible leader for us,”...

Middletown South Girls and Ocean Boys Capture Cross Country B North Divisional Championships

Middletown South Girls and Ocean Boys Capture Cross Country B North Divisional Championships

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

Winning divisional titles has become a habit for the Middletown South girls cross country team. The Eagles recently captured the B North Division championship besting seven teams in a meet held at Holmdel Park. South has now strung together four years of undefeated...

Middletown South Banking On Experience To Move Forward In Post Season Play

Middletown South Banking On Experience To Move Forward In Post Season Play

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

MIDDLETOWN – Last season Middletown South limped into the state playoffs going 0-4-2 in their final six games of the regular season, including a first-round loss to Brick Township in the Shore Conference Tournament. However, they ended the season on a high note...

McAllister a Defensive Force for Rumson-Fair Haven

McAllister a Defensive Force for Rumson-Fair Haven

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

For so long the discussion surrounding Elijah McAllister has been solely about the numbers. Scouts and recruiters have marveled at his 6’6, 230-pound frame. Questions were raised about his two knee injuries and surgeries that sidelined him for much of his sophomore...

Manasquan Boys Soccer a Tough Team to beat in Class B North

Manasquan Boys Soccer a Tough Team to beat in Class B North

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

A stacked Class B North division has gotten the better of Manasquan in this 2017 campaign, but the Warriors have shown that there isn’t much separating them from the division leaders. “We’re close. I think we had one bad loss this year where we just didn’t come to...

Immediate Care Opens Their Newest Urgent Care in Morganville

Immediate Care Opens Their Newest Urgent Care in Morganville

Oct 10, 2017 | Editorials

MORGANVILLE – Immediate Care Medical Walk-In is proud to announce the opening of their eighth facility. Located in Morganville in Cambridge Square Plaza at 280 US 9, the new center opened its doors on August 25 and is staffed with experienced physicians and nurse... Read More

Howell Girls Soccer Looks to Build off Manalapan Win

Howell Girls Soccer Looks to Build off Manalapan Win

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

After a tough five weeks to open the season, the Howell girls soccer team celebrated with a win to start the first week of October. Senior Megan Meyers and sophomore Julianna Caccamo each scored a goal apiece and junior Jessica O’Brien and senior Gianna Enea each...

Holmdel Boys Soccer Off to a Flying Start

Holmdel Boys Soccer Off to a Flying Start

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

To say the Holmdel boys soccer team is off to a great start is an understatement. Anthony Arena tallied three goals, converting two penalty kicks, with an assist and senior Michael Neff added a second-half goal with an assist to lead Holmdel, No. 12 in the latest...

Christian Brothers Academy Hasn’t Skipped A Beat After Graduating Ten Starters From Championship Team

Christian Brothers Academy Hasn’t Skipped A Beat After Graduating Ten Starters From Championship Team

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

LINCROFT – Last season Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer hit for the cycle. They captured the Class A North and Shore Conference Tournament titles before adding the South, Non-Public A championship and the Non-Public A title to its 2016 resume. The only blemish...

Boys Soccer: Middletown South Getting Hot After Win Over Middletown North

Boys Soccer: Middletown South Getting Hot After Win Over Middletown North

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

The Class B North division is a treacherous one, stacked with talent from top to bottom…and Middletown South is planted in the middle of the standings. “We’re a pretty good team, so I think it says a lot about the type of talent we have in this division,” said...

Asbury Park Picks Up 23rd Straight Class B Central Win

Asbury Park Picks Up 23rd Straight Class B Central Win

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

ASBURY PARK – Last season the Asbury Park boys soccer team won the program’s first sectional state title since 1981 when they defeated Palmyra, 1-0, for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I championship. They also went undefeated in Class B Central play to take the...

A Rebuilding Year With an Eye to the Future for Marlboro Boys Soccer

A Rebuilding Year With an Eye to the Future for Marlboro Boys Soccer

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

It’s been a bit of a rebuilding year with an eye toward the future for the Marlboro boys soccer team. Under first-year head coach Will Gould, Marlboro enters the second week of October with a 0-11-2 overall record. Last Friday, Isaac Ball and Cameron Elslager each...

Tyler Sindel And Tony Thorpe Help Brick Memorial Get Past Central In Key A South Tilt

Tyler Sindel And Tony Thorpe Help Brick Memorial Get Past Central In Key A South Tilt

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

BRICK – Brick Memorial’s Dylan Vill returned a late first quarter Central Regional fumble deep in their own territory for a 12-yard touchdown and the Mustangs rushed for two second-half scores then held off held off the Golden Eagles for a 21-7 victory Friday night at...

Shore Regional Girls Soccer to Challenge for Division Championship Nov 2, 2017 | Fall

Shore Regional Girls Soccer to Challenge for Division Championship Nov 2, 2017 | Fall

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

Local soccer enthusiasts would be hard pressed to find two more evenly matched conference powers than Saint John Vianney and Shore Regional. In their current form, the Class A Central standings have these two clubs gridlocked atop the division at 8-0-1. Their only...

Rumson-Fair Haven Girls Soccer in Search of Signature Win

Rumson-Fair Haven Girls Soccer in Search of Signature Win

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

The Rumson-Fair Haven girls soccer program is one in search of a signature win. With an overall record of 7-4-0 and sitting in third place in a Class A Central division featuring a pair of Shore Conference titans in Saint John Vianney and Shore Regional, the Bulldogs...

Red Bank Catholic Hoping Last Year’s Post-Season Run Will Pay Dividends This Year

Red Bank Catholic Hoping Last Year’s Post-Season Run Will Pay Dividends This Year

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

RED BANK – Last season Red Bank Catholic came out of nowhere to win a sectional title and capture its fifth state championship in program history and first since 2010 when they shared the Non-Public A title with Immaculate Heart Academy. “Last year we got off to a...

RBR Legendary Coach Honored as a “Father to his Players”

RBR Legendary Coach Honored as a “Father to his Players”

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

Little Silver – On September 15, at Red Bank Regional’s first home football game, history was memorialized as RBR’s legendary football coach Robert Strangia was honored by friends and family, as well as the many students whose lives he touched and changed forever. Two...

Holmdel in Hunt for State Title By James Smith

Holmdel in Hunt for State Title By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Soccer

Experience throughout the lineup and three key pieces from the Academy circuit have been the recipe for success in Holmdel.

Christian Brothers Soccer Off to a Flying Start By Lou Monaco

Christian Brothers Soccer Off to a Flying Start By Lou Monaco

Sep 26, 2017 | Soccer

The defending NJSIAA, Non-Public A boys soccer champions are off to a fast start.

Red Bank Regional Looks to Replicate Opening-Day Success By James Smith

Red Bank Regional Looks to Replicate Opening-Day Success By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Soccer

The Red Bank Regional field hockey season started with a bang.

Rumson-Fair Haven Field Hockey Looks As Strong As Advertised By Mike Ready

Rumson-Fair Haven Field Hockey Looks As Strong As Advertised By Mike Ready

Sep 26, 2017 | Field Hockey

“Lilly is one of our captains,” said Brewington. “She’s back as our leading goal scorer after scoring her 100th goal last season as a junior. She’s playing center mid for us and is doing a phenomenal job. What’s really great about this team is that there’s so many girls as contributors and that’s what makes us who we are.”

Monmouth Regional Field Hockey Records Consecutive Shutouts By Lou Monaco

Monmouth Regional Field Hockey Records Consecutive Shutouts By Lou Monaco

Sep 26, 2017 | Field Hockey

After a so-so start to its 2017 campaign, the Monmouth Regional field hockey team accomplished something it had never accomplished in the history of the program on September 21st.

Mater Dei Flexes Its Muscle In Big Class B Central Win By Mike Ready

Mater Dei Flexes Its Muscle In Big Class B Central Win By Mike Ready

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

MIDDLETOWN - On a day approaching 90 degrees that was better suited for throwing beach balls than footballs, Mater Dei Prep stormed out of the locker room hotter than the day itself.

Middletown South Holds Off Manasquan In Defensive Battle By Mike Ready

Middletown South Holds Off Manasquan In Defensive Battle By Mike Ready

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

MIDDLETOWN – With the score 10-7 in Middletown South’s favor late in the fourth quarter and Manasquan driving into Eagles territory, junior cornerback Matt Cruz intercepted a pass from Warriors quarterback Tommy Antonucci that deflected off the hands of junior wide receiver James Pendergist with 49.3 seconds left in the game.

Howell Upends Middletown North to Go 3-0  By Lou Monaco

Howell Upends Middletown North to Go 3-0 By Lou Monaco

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

FARMINGDALE – On the night they honored its 2007 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship for inclusion into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame, the 2017 version of Howell Rebels football made a little statement of its own.

Monmouth Regional Runs Its Record To 4-0 For Its Best Start Since 2006 By Mike Ready

Monmouth Regional Runs Its Record To 4-0 For Its Best Start Since 2006 By Mike Ready

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

TINTON FALLS – When first-year head coach Larry Nikola took over the struggling Monmouth Regional football program last February he knew it would be a challenge and he would have his work cut out for him.

WEEK 1 WRAP-UP  Mayfield Marches Manalapan to Victory Over Marlboro By James Smith

WEEK 1 WRAP-UP Mayfield Marches Manalapan to Victory Over Marlboro By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

Manalapan is home to one of the most talented rosters in the state of New Jersey, and it’s fronted by the dynamic offensive duo of running back Naim Mayfield and quarterback Luke Corcione.

WEEK 2 WRAP-UP  Howell Powers Past Freehold Boro & Ashante Worthy By James Smith

WEEK 2 WRAP-UP Howell Powers Past Freehold Boro & Ashante Worthy By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

The Week 2 battle of between Class A North foes Howell and Freehold Boro was a can’t miss affair as offensive star power was aplenty at the home of the Rebels, who took a 55-35 decision from the Colonials despite an outstanding effort from Ashante Worthy.

Middletown North Moves Up To Fifth In Shore Conference Girls Soccer Rankings By Mike Ready

Middletown North Moves Up To Fifth In Shore Conference Girls Soccer Rankings By Mike Ready

Sep 26, 2017 | Soccer

MIDDLETOWN – It’s been a steady climb to respectability for the Middletown North girls soccer program the past four years and it appears this season the Lions are out to prove themselves legitimate after a breakthrough season a year ago.

Red Bank Catholic led by Skilled Singles Trio  By James Smith

Red Bank Catholic led by Skilled Singles Trio By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Tennis

A season ago they challenged for a sectional state championship as well as a conference crown, and one year later Red Bank Catholic is aiming to retain its stature as a local and state power.

Red Bank Catholic’s McNamara Fills Void with Football By James Smith

Red Bank Catholic’s McNamara Fills Void with Football By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

The sensation that something was missing from his life was overwhelming.

Fosque Phenomenal for Long Branch in Week 1 Win Over Manasquan By James Smith

Fosque Phenomenal for Long Branch in Week 1 Win Over Manasquan By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Football

On Friday night he placed his NCAA Division I skill-set on full display.

Donovan Catholic Volleyball a Shore Conference Power By James Smith

Donovan Catholic Volleyball a Shore Conference Power By James Smith

Sep 26, 2017 | Volleyball

There’s a new non-public titan sitting atop the Shore Conference girls volleyball ranks.

Mimes A Two-Way Star For Long Branch By James Smith

Mimes A Two-Way Star For Long Branch By James Smith

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

The last time we saw Kamar Mimes, the rising senior was rising up over opposing defensive backs to lead Long Branch to a Shore Conference 7-on-7 Championship this past June.

Manalapan’s Corcione And Mayfield Out To Finish The Job This Season By Mike Ready

Manalapan’s Corcione And Mayfield Out To Finish The Job This Season By Mike Ready

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

MANALAPAN – With seven returning starters on both sides of the ball, Manalapan looks to be fully equipped to make another run at the program’s second-ever sectional championship after coming up just short a year ago when they fell to Piscataway in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group V final.

Mater Dei Prep In Search Of 2nd Straight Title By James Smith

Mater Dei Prep In Search Of 2nd Straight Title By James Smith

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

It was the hook-and-ladder heard round the nation.

2017 Shore Conference Football Preview And Predictions By Mike Ready

2017 Shore Conference Football Preview And Predictions By Mike Ready

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON TOP 10

Red Bank Catholic In Hunt For State Crown By James Smith

Red Bank Catholic In Hunt For State Crown By James Smith

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

A slew of NCAA Division I talent at the top and a deep roster of skill and talent and every position.

Rumson-Fair Haven Quietly Looking To Make History With Fifth Straight Championship By Mike Ready

Rumson-Fair Haven Quietly Looking To Make History With Fifth Straight Championship By Mike Ready

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

RUMSON –After winning an unprecedented fourth straight state title, the Bulldogs will attempt to become the second team (Manasquan, 1998-2002) in Shore Conference history to win five straight state sectional championships.

Saint John Vianney Has One Goal For 2017 – Its First State Championship Since 1980 By Mike Ready

Saint John Vianney Has One Goal For 2017 – Its First State Championship Since 1980 By Mike Ready

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

HOLMDEL – Saint John Vianney left some unfinished business on the field last season and with a predominantly senior- laden team returning for the 2017 season, they’d like nothing more than to finish what they started four years ago.

Chris Melvin’s Class of 2018 Elite 50 Recruits List...  And the 2017 Big-Time Players List

Chris Melvin’s Class of 2018 Elite 50 Recruits List... And the 2017 Big-Time Players List

Sep 05, 2017 | Sports

Chris Melvin’s Class of 2018 Elite 50 Recruits List... And the 2017 Big-Time Players List

Worthy Leads Freehold Boro Into New Year By James Smith

Worthy Leads Freehold Boro Into New Year By James Smith

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

The key to producing offense is getting the ball into the hands of your best playmaker and letting them go to work.

Morales Plans On Taking High-Powered Howell To New Heights By Mike Ready

Morales Plans On Taking High-Powered Howell To New Heights By Mike Ready

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

HOWELL – Two years after installing a Multiple-I running scheme, Howell head coach Luke Sinkhorn reintroduced the spread offense passing attack last season and it paid immediate dividends.

Lakewood Playing For Those Who Can't By James Smith

Lakewood Playing For Those Who Can't By James Smith

Sep 05, 2017 | Football

In June they did not know if there would be a football team to play for.

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