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2019 RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN FOOTBALL PREVIEW: RELOAD, NO PROBLEM By Mike Ready

2019 RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN FOOTBALL PREVIEW: RELOAD, NO PROBLEM By Mike Ready

Sep 03, 2019 | Football, Rumson-Fair Haven, Sports

RUMSON – Coming off a season in which they won their fifth sectional title in six years and then defeated Woodrow Wilson in the first-ever NJSIAA South, Group III Bowl game, the Bulldogs have no plans of letting up despite graduating a number of key players.

2019 JERSEY SPORTING NEWS SHORE CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW  By Mike Ready

2019 JERSEY SPORTING NEWS SHORE CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

Sep 03, 2019 | Football, Mater Dei Prep, Red Bank Catholic,...

2019 LONG BRANCH FOOTBALL: IS THERE ENOUGH LEFT IN THE TANK FOR A THREE-PEAT?  By Mike Ready

2019 LONG BRANCH FOOTBALL: IS THERE ENOUGH LEFT IN THE TANK FOR A THREE-PEAT? By Mike Ready

Sep 03, 2019 | Football

LONG BRANCH – In any sport, one of the most difficult feats for a team to achieve is to repeat as champions.

2019 DONOVAN CATHOLIC PREVIEW: THE FUTURE IS NOW  By Mike Ready

2019 DONOVAN CATHOLIC PREVIEW: THE FUTURE IS NOW By Mike Ready

Sep 03, 2019 | Donovan Catholic

TOMS RIVER – From 2014 through 2016, Donovan Catholic won three games, including two winless seasons in 2014 and 2016.

Boys Soccer: Rebuilding For Another Championship Season  By Eric Braun

Boys Soccer: Rebuilding For Another Championship Season By Eric Braun

Sep 03, 2019 | Boys, Soccer

Field Hockey: Four Team Race Headlines Shore Conference

Field Hockey: Four Team Race Headlines Shore Conference

Sep 03, 2019 | Field Hockey

Shore Conference Girls Soccer Loaded With Talent Headed into 2019 Season  By Eric Braun

Shore Conference Girls Soccer Loaded With Talent Headed into 2019 Season By Eric Braun

Sep 03, 2019 | Girls, Soccer

2019 TOMS RIVER NORTH FOOTBALL PREVIEW: READY TO ROCK  By Mike Ready

2019 TOMS RIVER NORTH FOOTBALL PREVIEW: READY TO ROCK By Mike Ready

Sep 03, 2019 | Football, Toms River North

2019 RED BANK CATHOLIC FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NOT FINISHED YET  By Mike Ready

2019 RED BANK CATHOLIC FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NOT FINISHED YET By Mike Ready

Sep 03, 2019 | Football, Red Bank Catholic

RED BANK – This year’s Red Bank Catholic football team has a tough act to follow after last year’s squad went undefeated on the way to capturing the NJSIAA Non-Public Group III championship for their second state title in five years and first undefeated season since 1960.

Jersey Sporting News 19th Annual “Jersey Awards”

Jersey Sporting News 19th Annual “Jersey Awards”

Jul 16, 2019 | Awards

Another school year has come and gone, with success stories on and off the playing field. Many top athletes who performed on the field and in the classroom across the Shore Conference were honored by JSN at their 19th Annual “Jersey Awards” scholar-athlete ceremony.

PANZINI, GLANCY LEAD RED BANK CATHOLIC TO SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

PANZINI, GLANCY LEAD RED BANK CATHOLIC TO SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun 18, 2019 | Red Bank Catholic

Red Bank Catholic sophomore righty and University of Virginia commit Shane Panzini was originally scheduled to start the Shore Conference Tournament final but the game was postponed due to imminent threats of thunderstorms.

WALL BREAKS OUT THE BATS; DOMBROSKI SHUTS DOWN WEST MORRIS IN GROUP III FINAL

WALL BREAKS OUT THE BATS; DOMBROSKI SHUTS DOWN WEST MORRIS IN GROUP III FINAL

Jun 18, 2019 | Wall

It hasn’t been too often in his career, let alone a NJSIAA Group III championship game, that Wall ace Trey Dombroski – the 2018 Shore Conference Pitcher of the Year – took the mound in the bottom of the second holding a 6-0 lead.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: DONOVAN CATHOLIC CEMENTS ITS LEGACY WITH T.O.C. CHAMPIONSHIP

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: DONOVAN CATHOLIC CEMENTS ITS LEGACY WITH T.O.C. CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun 18, 2019 | Donovan Catholic

Playing with targets on their back the entire season after being named the preseason No. 1 team in New Jersey in most publications, then garnering national recognition as the season progressed, top-seeded Donovan Catholic fulfilled its destiny, capturing the program’s first-ever Tournament of Champions championship, beating second-seeded Cedar Grove, 10-0, in five innings.

BELL, KOFSKY LEAD MIDDLETOWN NORTH TO FIRST-EVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

BELL, KOFSKY LEAD MIDDLETOWN NORTH TO FIRST-EVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun 18, 2019 | Middletown Township

Flashback to last year’s NJSIAA Group III semifinal against Indian Hills. Then-junior Ashley Kofsky is at bat in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, the bases loaded and the Lions trailing 2-0. With a chance to be the hero and send Middletown North to their first state final since 1992, Kofsky struck out swinging to end the game.

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY REBOUNDS TO CAPTURE SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY REBOUNDS TO CAPTURE SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

Jun 18, 2019 | Saint John Vianney

After suffering a brutal 10-inning, one-run loss to Donovan Catholic in the NJSIAA Non-Public, South A championship game, top-seeded Saint John Vianney was able to avenge that loss three nights later.

RED BANK CATHOLIC FALLS TO MANASQUAN IN SECTIONAL FINAL ENDING ITS SEASON

RED BANK CATHOLIC FALLS TO MANASQUAN IN SECTIONAL FINAL ENDING ITS SEASON

May 28, 2019 | Red Bank Catholic

Red Bank Catholic’s season came to an abrupt halt in Friday’s NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group II final after the Caseys’ second-half rally came up just short in a 13-10 loss to arch-rival Manasquan.

MIDDLETOWN NORTH ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS IN SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

MIDDLETOWN NORTH ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS IN SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

May 28, 2019 | Sports

Lions ace Malori Bell hurled a complete game, one-hit shutout – her 19th shutout of the season – to lead third-seeded Middletown North to a 7-0 victory over No. 11 seed Marlboro, securing a spot in next Wednesday’s Shore Conference Tournament semifinals against Donovan Catholic – ranked No. 2 in the state.

RFH Boys Lax Ends Season with Loss to Somerville in South Jersey State Final

RFH Boys Lax Ends Season with Loss to Somerville in South Jersey State Final

May 28, 2019 | Rumson-Fair Haven

Rumson-Fair Haven boys lacrosse has been one of the more dominant teams in the state over the last couple of years. The Bulldogs, who have won the last two South Jersey Group 2 finals, were in search of their third straight title Saturday afternoon against Somerville.

RBR Bucs Battle to the End

RBR Bucs Battle to the End

May 28, 2019 | Red Bank Regional

A model of consistency – that is what the Red Bank Regional girls lacrosse program has demonstrated year in and year out. Despite all the winning seasons the Bucs have accumulated in recent years, nobody was forecasting the heights they would reach this spring.

Point Boro Defeats Jackson Liberty for First Ocean County Title in Program History

Point Boro Defeats Jackson Liberty for First Ocean County Title in Program History

May 28, 2019 | Other

It was a great night of high school baseball as two divisional rivals met on the grounds of Toms River East High School to decide the Ocean County championship. This game featured two teams that have been up and coming within the Ocean County baseball scene in Point Pleasant Boro and Jackson Liberty.

Toms River North Lacrosse Ends Season at Washington Township

Toms River North Lacrosse Ends Season at Washington Township

May 28, 2019 | Sports

The Toms River North boys lacrosse team recently concluded their season with 10 wins. The Mariners sustained a winning season, ultimately falling to Washington Township, 8-3, in the first round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoffs. Eighth-seeded Washington Township got on the board quickly as they scored the first four goals of the game en route to the win over ninth- seeded Toms River North.

NATIONALLY-RANKED DONOVAN CATHOLIC FOCUSED ON ONE GOAL – T.O.C. CHAMPIONSHIP

NATIONALLY-RANKED DONOVAN CATHOLIC FOCUSED ON ONE GOAL – T.O.C. CHAMPIONSHIP

May 28, 2019 | Donovan Catholic

The Griffins – ranked No. 2 in the state – don’t shy away from the high-level competition. Year after year, Donovan Catholic tackles one of the toughest out-of-conference schedules in the state

CBA LACROSSE FALLS SHORT IN POSTSEASON PLAY

CBA LACROSSE FALLS SHORT IN POSTSEASON PLAY

May 28, 2019 | Sports

The 2019 edition of the Colts may not have ended in the fashion that most entrenched in the program would have liked – falling in the Shore Conference Tournament championship game at Monmouth University, and in the state tournament’s second round. But despite the earlier-than- wanted exit, the Colts kept their reputation as one of the best programs in the Shore Conference alive and well.

MATER DEI PREP’S SEASON COMES TO AN ANTICLAMATIC END IN STATE PLAYOFFS

MATER DEI PREP’S SEASON COMES TO AN ANTICLAMATIC END IN STATE PLAYOFFS

May 28, 2019 | Sports

Mater Dei Prep’s late-season batting slump continued into Tuesday’s NJSIAA South, Non-Public B first-round game against visiting Wildwood Catholic as the 12th-seeded Crusaders ended the season for the fifth-seeded Seraphs with a 7-1 victory.

BROCKWAY EARNS WILLIAM R. REED MEMORIAL AWARD

BROCKWAY EARNS WILLIAM R. REED MEMORIAL AWARD

May 28, 2019 | Red Bank Regional

Congratulations to Ella Brockway, a former Jersey Sporting News writer and photographer, on winning the Big Ten Conference’s William R. Reed Memorial Award as a writer at Northwestern University. Brockway played tennis at Red Bank Regional.

REBELS CAPTURE FIRST DIVISION TITLE

REBELS CAPTURE FIRST DIVISION TITLE

May 28, 2019 | Sports

The Howell girls lacrosse team can now join the walls of the other Rebels champions with a banner of their own after defeating Middletown South, 8-5, to finish 6-1 in A North.

BULLDOGS CAPTURE NJSIAA GROUP II GOLF

BULLDOGS CAPTURE NJSIAA GROUP II GOLF

May 28, 2019 | Sports

Junior Alex Fernandez shot 83; senior Evan Marascio shot 86, senior Alex Rapcavage shot 79, and senior Cole Stasil shot 83 to lead Rumson-Fair Haven to a team score of 331 and the NJSIAA Boys Golf Group II Championship.

FALCONS SOAR TO NEW SCHOOL RECORD AND MCT RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP By Eric Braun

FALCONS SOAR TO NEW SCHOOL RECORD AND MCT RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP By Eric Braun

May 14, 2019 | Middletown Township, Track

MIDDLETOWN – A day that started out as a beautiful spring afternoon with perfect conditions for outdoor track in the low 70's and plenty of sunshine, quickly turned into a gloomy afternoon, as the fog and cold made their way back to the Jersey Shore, making for typical weather conditions for this spring season. The weather may have changed, but the athletes showed no negative change as they all showed why they deserved to be at the Monmouth County Relays at Middletown North.

MONARCHS CAPTURE THIRD AT MCT GOLF By Eric Braun

MONARCHS CAPTURE THIRD AT MCT GOLF By Eric Braun

May 14, 2019 | Golf

CREAM RIDGE – The 2019 Monmouth County Golf Tournament was played April 9 at Cream Ridge Golf Course. With many talented veterans and newcomers to the Shore Conference scene, this year’s field played some spectacular golf.

HOLMDEL SOFTBALL IS ON ITS WAY TO BEST SEASON IN PROGRAM HISTORY  By Mike Ready

HOLMDEL SOFTBALL IS ON ITS WAY TO BEST SEASON IN PROGRAM HISTORY By Mike Ready

May 14, 2019 | Holmdel

HOLMDEL – The Hornets are in the midst of one, if not the most, successful seasons in program history and have a chance to take the team places no other Holmdel softball team has ever been before.

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY DOWNS MIDDLETOWN SOUTH, 5-0; ADVANCES TO 10TH STRAIGHT MCT FINAL By Mike Ready

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY DOWNS MIDDLETOWN SOUTH, 5-0; ADVANCES TO 10TH STRAIGHT MCT FINAL By Mike Ready

May 14, 2019 | Saint John Vianney

WALL – Even the senior prom couldn’t slow down the St. John Vianney softball express.

RICHARDS, MOORE POWER BRICK MEMORIAL TO OCT CHAMPIONSHIP By Alan Brehm, JSN Intern, Toms River South

RICHARDS, MOORE POWER BRICK MEMORIAL TO OCT CHAMPIONSHIP By Alan Brehm, JSN Intern, Toms River South

May 14, 2019 | Other

TOMS RIVER – The rains cleared out in enough time for the fields at Toms River North to be prepped and ready for the Ocean County Tournament softball championship game between sixth-seeded Brick Memorial and eighth-seeded Toms River South. While the cold damp air was more like a fall Friday night football game, the mood in both dugouts was full of energy and excitement as both teams came in riding momentum.

Central Regional Tennis Making a Comeback on the Court By Casey Krish

Central Regional Tennis Making a Comeback on the Court By Casey Krish

May 14, 2019 | Central Regional, Tennis

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The Central Regional Golden Eagles have been one of the more consistent teams on the Shore Conference boys tennis scene over the past several years. With the recent history of success on the courts in Berkeley Township, there was much head scratching among those associated with the program in 2018.

SERAPHS TRACK AND FIELD SPREADING THEIR WINGS By Eric Braun

SERAPHS TRACK AND FIELD SPREADING THEIR WINGS By Eric Braun

May 14, 2019 | Mater Dei Prep

MIDDLETOWN – What an exciting time to be a part of the Mater Dei Prep family. After a difficult time in the school’s history back in 2015, when the school should have been celebrating its 50 year anniversary as a proven winner in the classroom, community and athletics, the Seraphs were on the verge of closing their doors for good.

Southern Regional Gearing for More Success Behind Maxwell  By Casey Krish

Southern Regional Gearing for More Success Behind Maxwell By Casey Krish

May 14, 2019 | Boys, Southern Regional, Volleyball

MANAHAWKIN – When it comes to boys volleyball, Southern Regional quickly comes to mind as one of the premier programs around, not only in the Shore Conference, but the entire state of New Jersey.

ALMOST PERFECT – ESCANDON CARRIES PERFECT GAME INTO SIXTH; LEADS COLTS TO MCT CHAMPIONSHIP  By Mike Ready

ALMOST PERFECT – ESCANDON CARRIES PERFECT GAME INTO SIXTH; LEADS COLTS TO MCT CHAMPIONSHIP By Mike Ready

May 14, 2019 | Christian Brothers Academy

LAKEWOOD – Christian Brothers Academy sophomore Joe Escandon flirted with a perfect game through five dominant innings before an error ended his bid in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s Monmouth County Tournament championship game at First Energy Park in Lakewood.

NEPTUNE BASEBALL BACK TO WINNING WAYS PUTTING TOGETHER SOLID 2019 CAMPAIGN By Mike Ready

NEPTUNE BASEBALL BACK TO WINNING WAYS PUTTING TOGETHER SOLID 2019 CAMPAIGN By Mike Ready

May 14, 2019 | Baseball

NEPTUNE – Two seasons ago the Fliers made an unprecedented run into the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III finals where as a 14th seed they took No. 4 seed Allentown into extra innings before losing to the Redbirds, 4-3, in 10 innings.

CBA Golf Continues Winning Tradition  By Jim Rosa

CBA Golf Continues Winning Tradition By Jim Rosa

May 14, 2019 | Christian Brothers Academy, Golf

LINCROFT – At Christian Brothers Academy, there are certain programs that you can always keep an eye on. In the spring, a CBA program with great success is typically the golf team. It has been a great season so far for the Colts as they’ve captured Monmouth County Tournament and Shore Conference titles.

Mariners Sailing to Success on the Fairway By Casey Krish

Mariners Sailing to Success on the Fairway By Casey Krish

May 14, 2019 | Golf, Toms River North

TOMS RIVER – The high school golfing community is a calm one. The sport always allows for these young adults to grab their clubs and enjoy a nice relaxing evening out on the range. Over the past few years, one thing has been a certainty – expect Toms River North to not always take things lightly. There is no doubt they’ll be battling to the 18th hole.

CANYON BIRCH – THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR   By Mike Ready

CANYON BIRCH – THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR By Mike Ready

May 14, 2019 | Lacrosse, Manasquan

Rumson-Fair Haven Defeats RBC for Seventh Straight SCT Title By jim Rosa

Rumson-Fair Haven Defeats RBC for Seventh Straight SCT Title By jim Rosa

May 14, 2019 | Girls, Lacrosse, Rumson-Fair Haven

WEST LONG BRANCH – The Rumson-Fair Haven girls lacrosse team has been nothing short of a state power over the last few years. Cited by many as a top five team in New Jersey, the Bulldogs came into Saturday’s Shore Conference Tournament lacrosse final with one thing in mind, “continue the streak.” Rumson had won the last six Shore Conference titles, with Red Bank Catholic being the last team standing in their way to a seventh straight title.

The Upper Back Knots That Won’t Go Away  By Chris Pepitone D.C. SOT® Certified

The Upper Back Knots That Won’t Go Away By Chris Pepitone D.C. SOT® Certified

May 14, 2019 | Editorials

Upper back knots are a common complaint amongst the regular massage clientele. Especially those knots that are resistant to being worked on in between the shoulder blade and the spine.

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP GETS BACK TO THE .500 MARK BEHIND SOLID PITCHING By Mike Ready

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP GETS BACK TO THE .500 MARK BEHIND SOLID PITCHING By Mike Ready

Apr 30, 2019 | Baseball, Freehold Township

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – The Patriots’ season got off to a bit of a rocky start after dropping their first three games putting themselves in a 0-3 hole.

Cormac McCabe Provides Leadership for Point Boro Lacrosse  By Jim Rosa

Cormac McCabe Provides Leadership for Point Boro Lacrosse By Jim Rosa

Apr 30, 2019 | Lacrosse, Point Pleasant Borough

POINT PLEASANT – When it comes to the sport of lacrosse, especially boys lacrosse, Point Boro has not been the first place that comes to mind in the Shore Conference. The program is fairly new at Point Boro, entering only its fifth season of varsity competition this past March.

SENIOR-DOMINANT SHORE REGIONAL LAX WILL LEAVE BEHIND LASTING LEGACY  By Mike Ready

SENIOR-DOMINANT SHORE REGIONAL LAX WILL LEAVE BEHIND LASTING LEGACY By Mike Ready

Apr 30, 2019 | Boys, Lacrosse, Shore Regional

WEST LONG BRANCH – Four years in the making, Shore Regional is off to a blazing start to the season with arguably the best team in the boys lacrosse program’s relatively short 10-year history.

An Inside Look at St. Rose Boys Lacrosse  By Jim Rosa

An Inside Look at St. Rose Boys Lacrosse By Jim Rosa

Apr 30, 2019 | Boys, Lacrosse, Saint Rose

BELMAR – It has been a difficult season for the St. Rose boys lacrosse program. The Purple Roses are currently 2-6 on the season. However, there are a few bright spots as the team continues to grow with many young players on the team. St. Rose has battled hard this season losing a few tough games to Ocean and division-rival Donovan Catholic.

WALL PICKS UP SIGNATURE WIN AS BOYS LACROSSE PROGRAM CONTINUES TO THRIVE  By Mike Ready

WALL PICKS UP SIGNATURE WIN AS BOYS LACROSSE PROGRAM CONTINUES TO THRIVE By Mike Ready

Apr 30, 2019 | Boys, Lacrosse, Wall

WALL – A year ago, Wall boys lacrosse had its winningest season in program history, recording a school-record single-season-high 14 wins while finishing the season ranked sixth in the Shore Conference.

SARAH SHAUGHNESSY HAS EMBRACED HER ROLE AS COLTS NECK TEAM LEADER  By Mike Ready

SARAH SHAUGHNESSY HAS EMBRACED HER ROLE AS COLTS NECK TEAM LEADER By Mike Ready

Apr 30, 2019 | Colts Neck, Girls, Lacrosse

COLTS NECK – A year ago the Cougars won 18 games and lost only three on their way to putting together the program’s best season in seven years when that team went 17-4 and advanced to the NJSIAA South Group III semifinals.

Ocean’s Bartlett Reaches Many Milestones Throughout her Career By Gia Fay

Ocean’s Bartlett Reaches Many Milestones Throughout her Career By Gia Fay

Apr 30, 2019 | Girls, Lacrosse, Ocean Township

OCEAN – Morgan Bartlett’s success and impact on the Ocean Township girls lacrosse team has increased tremendously throughout her milestone-filled career. Throughout the years she has stepped up for her team, but none more than her senior season.

RBR’s Kelly Nets 100th Career Goal By Eric Braun

RBR’s Kelly Nets 100th Career Goal By Eric Braun

Apr 30, 2019 | Girls, Lacrosse, Red Bank Regional

RED BANK – Red Bank Regional girls lacrosse is off to a hot start to the season both in wins and scoring. Currently the Bucs sit at a record of 9-3 overall, 5-1 in B North.

MARINA MABREY DRAFTED BY WNBA LA SPARKS By Eric Braun

MARINA MABREY DRAFTED BY WNBA LA SPARKS By Eric Braun

Apr 30, 2019 | Basketball

MANASQUAN – Marina Mabrey’s trek across the United States continues as the basketball phenom was drafted 19th overall by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2019 WNBA Draft held at Nike’s headquarters in New York City on April 10.

Raritan Softball Rocketing To Success By Casey Krish

Raritan Softball Rocketing To Success By Casey Krish

Apr 30, 2019 | Raritan, Softball

HAZLET – The Raritan Rockets softball program is chock-full of a rich and successful history.

Kaci Neveling Leads Toms River North by Example and Experience By Casey Krish

Kaci Neveling Leads Toms River North by Example and Experience By Casey Krish

Apr 30, 2019 | Toms River North

TOMS RIVER – Determining the success a team can have in March is a stretch of the imagination.

HUNT, DITULLIO AND ESCANDON KEYS TO CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY’S 2019 SUCCESS  By Mike Ready

HUNT, DITULLIO AND ESCANDON KEYS TO CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY’S 2019 SUCCESS By Mike Ready

Apr 09, 2019 | Baseball, Christian Brothers Academy

LINCROFT – Last season, CBA was on a roll winning 13 straight games before losing to Red Bank Catholic in the Monmouth Conference Tournament semifinals. Following that loss, they got back on track winning their next three games before the roof caved in on them and they lost their final three.

WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS HEAPED UPON THEM, POWERFUL JACKSON LIBERTY NOT FAZED By Mike Ready

WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS HEAPED UPON THEM, POWERFUL JACKSON LIBERTY NOT FAZED By Mike Ready

Apr 09, 2019 | Baseball, Jackson Liberty

JACKSON – Jackson Liberty has reached the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III semifinals in each of the past two seasons only to come up short both times with this current group of standout seniors leading the way.

SHORE CONFERENCE 2019 BASEBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

SHORE CONFERENCE 2019 BASEBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

Apr 09, 2019 | Baseball

*Teams listed in order of predicted finish* JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON TOP 10 1) Wall 2) Jackson Memorial 3) Jackson Liberty 4) RBC 5) Manasquan 6) CBA 7) Manalapan 8) Raritan 9) Toms River South 10) Point Boro BUBBLE TEAMS: Howell, Middletown South, Freehold Township, Toms River North, Pinelands

FOR RED BANK CATHOLIC, WINNING IS TRADITION By Mike Ready

FOR RED BANK CATHOLIC, WINNING IS TRADITION By Mike Ready

Apr 09, 2019 | Baseball, Red Bank Catholic

RED BANK – The Caseys regularly produce top 10 teams despite having to often replace a number of their star players from the previous year and this season will be no different. Red Bank Catholic doesn’t rebuild, they restock from a rich talent pool that supplies their roster with some of the best talent in the Shore Conference year after year.

POWERHOUSE WALL HAS SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS TO TAKE CARE OF  By Mike Ready

POWERHOUSE WALL HAS SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS TO TAKE CARE OF By Mike Ready

Apr 09, 2019 | Baseball, Wall

WALL – On paper, Wall – ranked No. 4 in the NJ.com Preseason Top 10 and No.1 in the Shore Conference – appears to be the team to beat not only in the Shore, but quite possibly the entire state.

GRIFFINS ON MISSION TO FINISH WHAT THEY STARTED By Eric Braun

GRIFFINS ON MISSION TO FINISH WHAT THEY STARTED By Eric Braun

Apr 09, 2019 | Donovan Catholic, Softball

TOMS RIVER — There are many teams that would be thrilled with a Shore Conference Tournament championship, division title and a 30-1 record. Not many teams are built the way the Donovan Catholic Griffins are. Last season the Griffins outscored the majority of their opponents by double digits, but ultimately fell one game shy of their perfect season. This season they want to close out as state champions.

DEPTH HAS FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP EAGER TO START SEASON By Eric Braun

DEPTH HAS FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP EAGER TO START SEASON By Eric Braun

Apr 09, 2019 | Freehold Township, Softball

FREEHOLD – The Freehold Township softball team has been on a great run over the past three seasons and this year seems to be no different. Coming off a 2018 campaign that saw the Patriots make a run at the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament before falling to Middletown South, 9-8, and ending their season with a record of 16-6 (9-3 in A North).

ACE BELL HAS MIDDLETOWN NORTH PRIMED FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEASON By Eric Braun

ACE BELL HAS MIDDLETOWN NORTH PRIMED FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEASON By Eric Braun

Apr 09, 2019 | Middletown Township, Softball

MIDDLETOWN – Last season Middletown North softball captured the North Jersey Section 2 Group III title with 4-1 victory over Governor Livingston, and head into this season back in a deep Central Jersey Group III and realigned into the Shore Conference B North division.

SHORE CONFERENCE 2019 SOFTBALL PREVIEW  By Mike Ready

SHORE CONFERENCE 2019 SOFTBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

Apr 09, 2019 | Softball

SHORE CONFERENCE 2019 SOFTBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready *Teams are listed in projected order of finish* JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON TOP 10 1) Donovan Catholic 2) Saint John Vianney 3) Middletown North 4) Freehold Township 5) Matawan 6) Raritan 7) Howell 8) Lacey 9) Middletown South 10) Southern Teams on the bubble: Red Bank Catholic, Monmouth Regional, Manchester Township, Marlboro, Wall, Brick Memorial, Toms River North

LANCERS BUILT FOR ANOTHER TITLE RUN By Eric Braun

LANCERS BUILT FOR ANOTHER TITLE RUN By Eric Braun

Apr 09, 2019 | Saint John Vianney, Softball

HOLMDEL – One of the most consistent and dominant teams in New Jersey softball has been the Saint John Vianney Lancers. Year in and year out they continue to be in the middle of championship runs every season. This season will be no different, as they look to defend their NJSIAA Non-Public A South crown.

2018-19 SHORE CONFERENCE BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS By Mike Ready

2018-19 SHORE CONFERENCE BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS By Mike Ready

Mar 26, 2019 | Basketball, Boys, Freehold Township, Girls,...

RED BANK – It turned out to be a banner year for both girls and boys basketball teams this year as the Shore Conference once again asserted itself as one of the premier conferences within the state of New Jersey.

BOYS BASKETBALL: FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, WALL AND MANASQUAN FALL SHORT IN STATE TOURNAMENT  By Mike Ready

BOYS BASKETBALL: FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, WALL AND MANASQUAN FALL SHORT IN STATE TOURNAMENT By Mike Ready

Mar 26, 2019 | Basketball, Boys, Freehold Township, Manasquan

TOMS RIVER – Three Shore Conference boys public schools won sectional titles and advanced into the state tournament with two, Wall and Manasquan, bowing out in the semifinals, while Freehold Township’s season came to an end in the finals.

TOMS RIVER FIELD OF DREAMS BECOMING A REALITY  By Eric Braun

TOMS RIVER FIELD OF DREAMS BECOMING A REALITY By Eric Braun

Mar 26, 2019 | Editorials

TOMS RIVER – A dream and a project that started back in 2013 is finally becoming a reality for Christian Kane and everyone associated with the Toms River Field of Dreams.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Postseason Highlights Abound By Alan Brehme, Toms River South, JSN Intern

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Postseason Highlights Abound By Alan Brehme, Toms River South, JSN Intern

Mar 26, 2019 | Basketball, Girls

With the season just completed, here’s a look at how some of the Shore Conference’s best girls teams fared through the tournaments.

ST. ROSE AND MANCHESTER’S VALIANT EFFORTS NOT ENOUGH IN TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS  By Mike Ready

ST. ROSE AND MANCHESTER’S VALIANT EFFORTS NOT ENOUGH IN TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS By Mike Ready

Mar 26, 2019 | Basketball, Girls, Manchester, Saint Rose

TOMS RIVER – Both St. Rose and Manchester’s seasons’ came to disappointing conclusions in the Tournament of Champions semifinals, but the two schools have nothing to hang their heads about after pushing each of their slightly favored opponents to the limit.

Red Bank Regional’s Meghan Murray Racks her 1000th Point Fueling Team’s Spectacular Season

Red Bank Regional’s Meghan Murray Racks her 1000th Point Fueling Team’s Spectacular Season

Mar 26, 2019 | Basketball, Girls, Red Bank Regional

LITTLE SILVER – Meghan Murray has joined former Red Bank Regional female superstars in achieving her 1000th point in basketball. She accomplished this milestone on Feb. 12 in a very exciting game against Southern Regional during the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament.

Could it be Rib Pain?

Could it be Rib Pain?

Mar 26, 2019 | Editorials

At one point or another, everyone experiences some type of pain. How you recover from that pain can be simplified down to how adaptable you are or whether you have reached your breaking point.

LEGACY COMPLETE – RANNEY BOYS MAKE HISTORY WITH TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS WIN By Mike Ready

LEGACY COMPLETE – RANNEY BOYS MAKE HISTORY WITH TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS WIN By Mike Ready

Mar 26, 2019 | Basketball, Boys, Ranney

PISCATAWAY – Ranney’s four-year journey to the top of the mountain reached its pinnacle last Sunday, as the Panthers rallied, then fought off a late Bergen Catholic charge to beat the Crusaders, 67-63, for the program’s first Tournament of Champions title at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

COUGARS CAPTURE FIRST-EVER SCT AND NJSIAA SECTIONAL TITLES By Eric Braun

COUGARS CAPTURE FIRST-EVER SCT AND NJSIAA SECTIONAL TITLES By Eric Braun

Mar 26, 2019 | Colts Neck, Swimming

COLTS NECK – Colts Neck’s girls swimming team capped off their best season with a 14-1 record, Shore Conference Tournament champions, NJSIAA Central Jersey Group B champions, Monmouth County finalists and NJSIAA Public B finalists.

MARINERS QUEENS OF THE BOWLING WORLD FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR By Eric Braun

MARINERS QUEENS OF THE BOWLING WORLD FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR By Eric Braun

Mar 26, 2019 | Bowling, Girls, Toms River North

TOMS RIVER – Toms River North girls bowling team entered the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions as the top seed and proved once again why they are the best in the state.

Mater Dei Prep’s Isaiah Alston: “It’s My Time” By Eugene Stewart

Mater Dei Prep’s Isaiah Alston: “It’s My Time” By Eugene Stewart

Mar 26, 2019 | Football, Mater Dei Prep

As the 2018-2019 school year winds down, with mixed feelings, we watch as our favorite student-athletes from the pages of the Jersey Sporting News prepare for the next stage of life – adulthood.

SHORE CONFERENCE WELL REPRESENTED AT INDOOR TRACK MEET OF CHAMPIONS  By Mike Ready

SHORE CONFERENCE WELL REPRESENTED AT INDOOR TRACK MEET OF CHAMPIONS By Mike Ready

Mar 26, 2019 | Boys, Girls, Track

TOMS RIVER – The Shore Conference delivered a more than respectable showing at last month’s indoor track Meet of Champions held at the Bennett Indoor Complex in Toms River.

Shore Conference Future All Stars Game To Benefit “Get On The Bus” College Tour

Shore Conference Future All Stars Game To Benefit “Get On The Bus” College Tour

Mar 12, 2019 | Basketball

On Sunday March 24 at 12pm, 17 Shore Conference boys basketball players will come together to raise money for the “Get On The Bus” College Tour hosted by the Long Branch Department of Recreation and the Long Branch Housing Authority. The Future All Stars will consist of eight freshman and nine sophomores from Monmouth and Ocean counties.

RANNEY REPEATS AS SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS  By Mike Ready

RANNEY REPEATS AS SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS By Mike Ready

Mar 12, 2019 | Basketball, Manasquan, Ranney

WEST LONG BRANCH – Four of Ranney’s starting five in last week’s Shore Conference Tournament final have been starters for all four years at the school, while the fifth transferred in as a sophomore.

COLTS NECK GIRLS BOWLING ARE STATE CHAMPIONS By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

COLTS NECK GIRLS BOWLING ARE STATE CHAMPIONS By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

Mar 12, 2019 | Bowling, Colts Neck

COLTS NECK – Spring is right around the corner which means the end to winter sports and the start of spring sports. Before the seasons and sports change, several winter teams are looking to close out their season on top. This leads us to the Colts Neck girls bowling team that captured the NJSIAA Group II championship, their first state title in program history.

MANCHESTER CLAIMS ITS PLACE IN SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT LORE    By Mike Ready

MANCHESTER CLAIMS ITS PLACE IN SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT LORE By Mike Ready

Mar 12, 2019 | Basketball, Manchester, Saint John Vianney

WEST LONG BRANCH – Manchester Township captured its first Shore Conference Tournament title in program history with an impressive 58-42 win over perennial Shore Conference power Saint John Vianney, which suffered its third-straight loss in the SCT final.

REBELS CAPTURE 5TH STRAIGHT STATE CHEER TITLE By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

REBELS CAPTURE 5TH STRAIGHT STATE CHEER TITLE By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

Mar 12, 2019 | Cheerleading

HOWELL – The Howell Rebels cheer team just won states for the eighth time in school history, including the fifth title in a row, dating back to 2015.

Therapy Dog Hudson Making his Mark at Henry Hudson Regional  By Eugene Stewart

Therapy Dog Hudson Making his Mark at Henry Hudson Regional By Eugene Stewart

Mar 12, 2019 | Editorials

HIGHLANDS – Therapy dogs, as defined by the American Kennel Club, are “dogs that go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.”

SHORE CONFERENCE HOCKEY TEAMS SHINE IN POSTSEASON  By Casey Krish

SHORE CONFERENCE HOCKEY TEAMS SHINE IN POSTSEASON By Casey Krish

Mar 12, 2019 | Freehold Township, Ice Hockey, Marlboro,...

The 2018-19 ice hockey season has come to an end, but not without a fair share of playoff runs from Shore Conference teams. The “Road to the Rock” provides one final chance for teams to compete together as they try to capture the state’s most coveted prize on the ice.

Isla Brennan Joins 1,000th Point Club  By Eric Braun

Isla Brennan Joins 1,000th Point Club By Eric Braun

Mar 12, 2019 | Basketball, Middletown Township

47TH ANNUAL VINCE LOMBARDI AWARDS BANQUET HONORS MONMOUTH COUNTY LINEMEN  By Eric Braun

47TH ANNUAL VINCE LOMBARDI AWARDS BANQUET HONORS MONMOUTH COUNTY LINEMEN By Eric Braun

Mar 12, 2019 | Football

The 47th annual Vince Lombardi Awards Banquet will honor lineman from all Monmouth County high school football teams on Thursday evening at the Sheraton in Eatontown.

FAITH MASONIUS PUTTING FINISHING TOUCHES ON BRILLIANT HIGH SCHOOL CAREER  By Mike Ready

FAITH MASONIUS PUTTING FINISHING TOUCHES ON BRILLIANT HIGH SCHOOL CAREER By Mike Ready

Mar 12, 2019 | Basketball, Girls, Manasquan

MANASQUAN – Prior to the Warriors’ Monday night Central Jersey Group II first-round game, Manasquan’s Faith Masonius was presented the Kerwin Award trophy as the top Shore Conference girls basketball player for the 2018-19 season.

Suffering from Low Back Pain and Nothing Seems to Help?  By Dr. Chris Pepitone & Dr. Mai Tran, Your Red Bank SOT® Chiropractic Specialists

Suffering from Low Back Pain and Nothing Seems to Help? By Dr. Chris Pepitone & Dr. Mai Tran, Your Red Bank SOT® Chiropractic Specialists

Mar 12, 2019 | Editorials

There are many different causes of low back pain. It can be as simple as a misalignment of the joint in the low back or pelvis, muscle spasm or it can be a more complex issue that requires a completely different approach. We are seeing more and more people in our office that have tried many approaches to helping their low back pain including pain killers, anti-inflammatories, chiropractic, physical therapy and more.

RANNEY’S ANTOINE AND LEWIS WILL GO DOWN AS THE BEST DUO IN SHORE CONFERENCE HISTORY  By Mike Ready

RANNEY’S ANTOINE AND LEWIS WILL GO DOWN AS THE BEST DUO IN SHORE CONFERENCE HISTORY By Mike Ready

Mar 12, 2019 | Basketball

TINTON FALLS – Over the past four seasons, local, as well as national high school basketball aficionados, have been treated to watching the emergence of Ranney’s Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, as they steadily scaled new heights – literally – in their careers as the top duo to ever play together at the same school in the history of Shore Conference basketball.

Salt Creek Grille’s 16th Annual Wine & Martini Tasting Will Benefit Impact 100 Jersey Coast

Salt Creek Grille’s 16th Annual Wine & Martini Tasting Will Benefit Impact 100 Jersey Coast

Mar 12, 2019 | Editorials

RUMSON – Salt Creek Grille’s 16th Annual Wine & Martini Tasting Fundraiser benefitting Impact 100 Jersey Coast will be held Thursday, Apr. 11 from 7-10 pm. The event, which is always a sell-out, features heavy-hors d’oeuvres, serving stations and over 100 different wine varietals and several distilled spirits to taste.

EIGHT SHORE CONFERENCE TEAMS BRING HOME STATE SECTIONAL TITLES  By Mike Ready

EIGHT SHORE CONFERENCE TEAMS BRING HOME STATE SECTIONAL TITLES By Mike Ready

Mar 12, 2019 | Other

RED BANK – The Shore Conference will be well represented in the NJSIAA Group tournaments as eight teams, four boys and four girls, captured state sectional titles and will advance to the next level of competition.

Jackson Memorial’s Rachel Goodale Notches 300th Career Win By Eric Braun

Jackson Memorial’s Rachel Goodale Notches 300th Career Win By Eric Braun

Mar 12, 2019 | Other

JACKSON – There are coaches that come in and out of players’ lives and then there are great coaches who become parental figures, friends, as well athletic coaches. Rachel Goodale is one of those coaches that select players are lucky enough to be around.

HOWELL CAPTURES SECOND SHORE CONFERENCE WRESTLING TITLE  By Eric Braun

HOWELL CAPTURES SECOND SHORE CONFERENCE WRESTLING TITLE By Eric Braun

Mar 12, 2019 | Wrestling

HOWELL – The Howell wrestling program captured another Shore Conference Tournament title, this time topping Jackson Memorial by 51 points. The Rebels entered the tournament as the top seed and finished with six wrestlers combining as finalists.

Five Shore Conference Wrestlers Earn State Titles in Atlantic City  By Jim Rosa

Five Shore Conference Wrestlers Earn State Titles in Atlantic City By Jim Rosa

Mar 12, 2019 | Wrestling

ATLANTIC CITY – After nearly three months of hard work and preparation, two boys and three girls from the Shore Conference finished the wrestling season at the top of the podium.

ALBRECHT, DABAS LEAD MIDDLETOWN SOUTH INTO SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS  By Mike Ready

ALBRECHT, DABAS LEAD MIDDLETOWN SOUTH INTO SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS By Mike Ready

Feb 19, 2019 | Basketball, Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – Eighth-seeded Middletown South advanced to the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals Thursday for the first time since 2010, taking down ninth-seed and division rival Marlboro, 63-49, on the Eagles home court.

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS BOYS BASKETBALL RECAP  By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS BOYS BASKETBALL RECAP By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

Feb 19, 2019 | Basketball, Boys, Christian Brothers Academy,...

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS GIRLS BASKETBALL RECAP  By Eric Braun

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS GIRLS BASKETBALL RECAP By Eric Braun

Feb 19, 2019 | Basketball, Girls, Manasquan, Manchester,...

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS GIRLS BASKETBALL RECAP

ST. ROSE GEARING UP FOR CHAMPIONSHIP RUN By Eric Braun

ST. ROSE GEARING UP FOR CHAMPIONSHIP RUN By Eric Braun

Feb 19, 2019 | Baseball, Girls, Saint Rose

BELMAR – Tournament time and St. Rose girls basketball go hand-in-hand over the past seven years, having made the Shore Conference Tournament finals four out of the past six years, winning the tournament twice in that time frame.

CBA MOVES PAST GORDON CUP LOSS, EYES STATE PLAYOFF RUN  By Mike Ready

CBA MOVES PAST GORDON CUP LOSS, EYES STATE PLAYOFF RUN By Mike Ready

Feb 19, 2019 | Christian Brothers Academy, Ice Hockey

LINCROFT – With the upcoming NJSIAA Non-Public state tournament looming, Christian Brothers Academy has already put its 3-0 loss to Delbarton in Wednesday’s Gordon Cup semifinals behind them and are focusing on their upcoming first-round game in the tournament.

Freehold Township on Ice  By Eugene Stewart

Freehold Township on Ice By Eugene Stewart

Feb 19, 2019 | Freehold Township, Ice Hockey

The Freehold Township ice hockey team is wrapping up another “routine” year for the club. In coach Mike Celano’s 11th year as coach, the Patriots have now qualified 10 of those years for both the Shore Conference and state playoffs. You can’t argue with success.

MANASQUAN ROLLS TO SECOND STRAIGHT DOWD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP, STATES UP NEXT  By Mike Ready

MANASQUAN ROLLS TO SECOND STRAIGHT DOWD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP, STATES UP NEXT By Mike Ready

Feb 19, 2019 | Ice Hockey, Manasquan

HOWELL – Top-seeded Manasquan/Pt. Pleasant Beach checked off another box of things they want to accomplish this season beating No. 11 seed Middletown North, who upset third-seeded Marlboro, 2-1, in Tuesday’s semifinals, 7-1 to capture their second straight Dowd Cup championship and third in program history.

FOLLOWING HEARTBREAKING LOSS IN DOWD CUP, OCEAN TOWNSHIP SETS SIGHTS ON STATE PLAYOFF RUN  By Mike Ready

FOLLOWING HEARTBREAKING LOSS IN DOWD CUP, OCEAN TOWNSHIP SETS SIGHTS ON STATE PLAYOFF RUN By Mike Ready

Feb 19, 2019 | Ice Hockey, Ocean Township

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – The Ocean Township hockey team has had its best season on the ice since 2016 when that squad skated to a 15-10-2 record and qualified for both the Dowd Cup and state playoffs.

The Few, the Proud... the Point Pleasant Boro Boys Ice Hockey Team By Eugene Stewart

The Few, the Proud... the Point Pleasant Boro Boys Ice Hockey Team By Eugene Stewart

Feb 19, 2019 | Boys, Ice Hockey, Point Pleasant Borough

POINT PLEASANT – Second-year coach Steve Plancey and the Point Boro Panthers ice hockey team just completed an undefeated, 8-0 in A South, outright division champions and a 16-4-1 overall record for the 2018-19 campaign.

LANCERS CAPTURE HANDCHEN CUP AND LOOKING FOR MORE  By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

LANCERS CAPTURE HANDCHEN CUP AND LOOKING FOR MORE By Alan Brehme, Toms River North, JSN Intern

Feb 19, 2019 | Ice Hockey, Saint John Vianney

HOLMDEL – What a season for the Saint John Vianney boys ice hockey team. The Lancers are in the midst of another great season and looking to make a little history as the season wraps up. They finished the season first in their division with a perfect 7-0 record, and an overall record of 18-1-2.

TRINITY HALL  ICE HOCKEY BREAKS THROUGH IN INAUGURAL SEASON  By Eric Braun

TRINITY HALL ICE HOCKEY BREAKS THROUGH IN INAUGURAL SEASON By Eric Braun

Feb 19, 2019 | Ice Hockey, Trinity Hall

TINTON FALLS – The Shore Conference is already rich in ice hockey tradition, and now Trinity Hall, an all-girls school in Tinton Falls, has thrown their skates into the rink. The Monarchs opened their inaugural season with an impressive 8-2 win against Westfield in front of their home fans at Middletown Ice Arena on Dec. 20.

Brick Brothers Aided by GoFundMe Page and Generous Community  By Eric Braun

Brick Brothers Aided by GoFundMe Page and Generous Community By Eric Braun

Feb 19, 2019 | Editorials

The Brick Township football community and community at large have launched a GoFundMe page for two brothers who graduated last year. Here is their story:

MARLBORO’S GISELLA ROMEO NETS 1,000TH POINT By Eric Braun

MARLBORO’S GISELLA ROMEO NETS 1,000TH POINT By Eric Braun

Feb 19, 2019 | Basketball, Marlboro

MARLBORO – Gisella Romeo joined Mustang royalty on Feb. 13 when she scored her 1,000th point. The 5-foot-7 senior is a four-year player for the Marlboro program and entered the season needing just 302 points to reach this milestone.

TENNIS PRO ROB BEDNAR BRINGING HIS YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE TO THE NEW PARK AVENUE TENNIS CENTER  By Mike Ready

TENNIS PRO ROB BEDNAR BRINGING HIS YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE TO THE NEW PARK AVENUE TENNIS CENTER By Mike Ready

Feb 19, 2019 | Tennis

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - After 20 years as a tennis pro at Jersey 34 in Matawan, Rob Bednar has made the move to the brand-new Park Avenue Tennis Center in Ocean Township.

HOWELL CAPTURES SECOND SHORE CONFERENCE WRESTLING TITLE By Eric Braun

HOWELL CAPTURES SECOND SHORE CONFERENCE WRESTLING TITLE By Eric Braun

Feb 19, 2019 | Howell, Raritan, Wrestling

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS BOYS BASKETBALL RECAP By Eric Braun

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS BOYS BASKETBALL RECAP By Eric Braun

Jan 22, 2019 | Basketball, Boys, Christian Brothers Academy,...

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS BOYS BASKETBALL RECAP

NO. 1 HOWELL A STRONG FAVORITE TO WIN THIRD STATE TITLE IN A ROW  By Mike Ready

NO. 1 HOWELL A STRONG FAVORITE TO WIN THIRD STATE TITLE IN A ROW By Mike Ready

Jan 22, 2019 | Howell, Wrestling

NO. 1 HOWELL A STRONG FAVORITE TO WIN THIRD STATE TITLE IN A ROW

Point Pleasant Beach Wrestling is Back, Working for No. 4 By Eugene Stewart

Point Pleasant Beach Wrestling is Back, Working for No. 4 By Eugene Stewart

Jan 22, 2019 | Point Pleasant Beach, Wrestling

Winning its first sectional championship in school history in 2016, the Point Pleasant Beach wrestling team began the 2018-19 campaign looking for its fourth consecutive championship.

SOUTHERN REGIONAL KEEPS ON CRANKING OUT CHAMPIONSHIP-CALIBER TEAMS YEAR AFTER YEAR By Mike Ready

SOUTHERN REGIONAL KEEPS ON CRANKING OUT CHAMPIONSHIP-CALIBER TEAMS YEAR AFTER YEAR By Mike Ready

Jan 22, 2019 | Southern Regional, Wrestling

Southern Regional is renowned for its wrestling program that keeps churning out some of the top teams in the state on a yearly basis and this year’s team looks to fit the bill

Henry Hudson Runner Wins State Title

Henry Hudson Runner Wins State Title

Jan 22, 2019 | Track

Congratulations to Henry Hudson Regional’s Corina Vidal

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS GIRLS BASKETBALL RECAP By Eric Braun

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS GIRLS BASKETBALL RECAP By Eric Braun

Jan 22, 2019 | Basketball, Girls, Manasquan, Manchester,...

SHORE CONFERENCE HARDWOOD HIGHLIGHTS GIRLS BASKETBALL RECAP

A New Day – The Girls Have Arrived for Jackson Memorial Wrestling By Eugene Stewart

A New Day – The Girls Have Arrived for Jackson Memorial Wrestling By Eugene Stewart

Jan 22, 2019 | Jackson Memorial, Wrestling

In October 2018, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association made the Garden State the first in the Northeast and 12th in the nation to produce a new variety of wrestling from the fertile soil found here – girls wrestling

MANALAPAN GIRLS WRESTLING ARRIVES AS NJSIAA APPROVES TEAM WRESTLING FOR GIRLS   By Mike Ready

MANALAPAN GIRLS WRESTLING ARRIVES AS NJSIAA APPROVES TEAM WRESTLING FOR GIRLS By Mike Ready

Jan 22, 2019 | Girls, Manalapan, Wrestling

On Oct. 10, 2018, officials at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association voted unanimously to make girls wrestling a state-sanctioned sport paving the way for hundreds of New Jersey girl wrestlers to now have their own sport and own tournaments to compete in.

HISTORIC NJSIAA DECISION GIVES BIRTH TO RARITAN GIRLS WRESTLING TEAM By Mike Ready

HISTORIC NJSIAA DECISION GIVES BIRTH TO RARITAN GIRLS WRESTLING TEAM By Mike Ready

Jan 22, 2019 | Girls, Raritan, Wrestling

On Oct. 10, 2018, officials at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association voted unanimously to make girls wrestling a state-sanctioned sport paving the way for hundreds of New Jersey girl wrestlers to now have their own sport and own tournaments to compete in.

SHORE CONFERENCE ICE HOCKEY RECAP By Eric Braun

SHORE CONFERENCE ICE HOCKEY RECAP By Eric Braun

Jan 22, 2019 | Brick Township, Christian Brothers Academy, Ice...

As the cold temperatures finally start to set in here at the Jersey Shore, the Shore Conference ice hockey competition is starting to heat up.

LONG-TIME LONG BRANCH COACH DANNY GEORGE HAS GREEN WAVE IN HUNT FOR TITLE REPEAT By Mike Ready

LONG-TIME LONG BRANCH COACH DANNY GEORGE HAS GREEN WAVE IN HUNT FOR TITLE REPEAT By Mike Ready

Jan 22, 2019 | Long Branch, Wrestling

2018 was an epic year for Long Branch head coach Danny George and the Green Wave wrestling team.

HOLMDEL’S DEAN GALLO CAPTURES 100TH WRESTLING WIN By Eric Braun

HOLMDEL’S DEAN GALLO CAPTURES 100TH WRESTLING WIN By Eric Braun

Jan 22, 2019 | Holmdel, Wrestling

Holmdel’s Dean Gallo entered this season with 92 victories under his belt -- just eight shy of the 100-win milestone in high school wrestling.

SOUTHERN REGIONAL CLAIMS OCEAN COUNTY INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP By Eric Braun

SOUTHERN REGIONAL CLAIMS OCEAN COUNTY INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP By Eric Braun

Jan 22, 2019 | Southern Regional, Track

Southern Regional capped an impressive day at the Bennett Sports Complex in Toms River on Jan. 9 as they ran away with the Ocean County Indoor Track Championships.

Shore Regional and Holmdel Girls Tennis Finish Strong  By Eugene Stewart

Shore Regional and Holmdel Girls Tennis Finish Strong By Eugene Stewart

Dec 04, 2018 | Holmdel

Interest in girls tennis is alive and well in the Shore Conference. Both Shore Regional and Holmdel had exceptional seasons.

Three Kings Crowned:  Holmdel, CBA and Ocean Township Boys Soccer Win State Championships  By Eugene Stewart

Three Kings Crowned: Holmdel, CBA and Ocean Township Boys Soccer Win State Championships By Eugene Stewart

Dec 04, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy, Holmdel, Ocean...

If asked at the beginning of the 2018 boys soccer season what are you sure will not happen this season, a great answer might be – to have three teams from the Shore Conference all bring home state championship hardware.

RED BANK CATHOLIC LEANS ON DEFENSE IN 14-10 WIN OVER MATER DEI  By Mike Ready

RED BANK CATHOLIC LEANS ON DEFENSE IN 14-10 WIN OVER MATER DEI By Mike Ready

Dec 04, 2018 | Football, Mater Dei Prep, Red Bank Catholic

EAST RUTHERFORD – This was the game that Shore Conference football fans have been waiting for all season long and the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the Shore didn’t disappoint.

Diagnosing and Treating Iron Deficiency By Kathleen Trotter, DPM

Diagnosing and Treating Iron Deficiency By Kathleen Trotter, DPM

Dec 04, 2018 | Editorials, Other

Feeling tired? Is your performance on the athletic field suffering? Are you unable to concentrate at school or work and lacking quality sleep? One possible reason for these symptoms may be due to low iron, or iron deficiency.

Shore Conference Runners Star in Cross Country Championships By Eugene Stewart

Shore Conference Runners Star in Cross Country Championships By Eugene Stewart

Dec 04, 2018 | Cross Country, Monmouth Regional, Shore Regional

Another exciting girls Cross Country season has come to an end, with the girls of the Shore Conference representing themselves and their respective schools very well throughout the season, culminating with the sectional championships on Nov. 3, group championships on Nov. 10 and the Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park on Nov. 17.

SHORE CONFERENCE SENIOR BOYS ALL-STAR SOCCER GAME BACK AFTER 10-YEAR HIATUS  By Mike Ready

SHORE CONFERENCE SENIOR BOYS ALL-STAR SOCCER GAME BACK AFTER 10-YEAR HIATUS By Mike Ready

Dec 04, 2018 | Monmouth Regional, Ocean Township, Soccer

TINTON FALLS - Ten years after the last Shore Conference Senior Boys Soccer All-Star game was played, it returned with a bang with the Monmouth County All- Stars besting the Ocean County All-Stars, 5-1, at the Capelli Sports Complex in Tinton Falls.

WILDCATS CAPTURE SECOND STRAIGHT SCT GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TITLE  By Eric Braun

WILDCATS CAPTURE SECOND STRAIGHT SCT GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TITLE By Eric Braun

Dec 04, 2018 | Girls, Pinelands, Volleyball

TUCKERTON – The Pinelands Regional High School girls volleyball team capped off one of their best season in school history, ending with a record of 27-3 overall and the Shore Conference Tournament championship.

MALDJIAN LEADS BULLDOGS TO INAUGURAL SOUTH, GROUP III BOWL VICTORY  By Mike Ready

MALDJIAN LEADS BULLDOGS TO INAUGURAL SOUTH, GROUP III BOWL VICTORY By Mike Ready

Dec 04, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

EAST RUTHERFORD – Coming into Saturday’s game, Rumson-Fair Haven knew they had to keep the ball out of the hands of Woodrow Wilson’s record-breaking quarterback Nick Kargman, who came into the game needing 23 yards to break the New Jersey single-season passing record, and that meant feeding the ball to senior running back Alex Maldjian.

GREEN WAVE SURGE TO 20-17 VICTORY OVER SHAWNEE IN INAUGURAL BOWL GAME  By Mike Ready

GREEN WAVE SURGE TO 20-17 VICTORY OVER SHAWNEE IN INAUGURAL BOWL GAME By Mike Ready

Dec 04, 2018 | Football, Long Branch

POINT BORO’S DEVIN HART, CBA CAPTURE TOP HONORS AT X-C MEET OF CHAMPIONS  By Mike Ready

POINT BORO’S DEVIN HART, CBA CAPTURE TOP HONORS AT X-C MEET OF CHAMPIONS By Mike Ready

Dec 04, 2018 | Boys, Christian Brothers Academy, Cross Country,...

SHORE CONFERENCE GYMNASTS CAPTURES STATE TITLES AND AWARDS  By Eric Braun

SHORE CONFERENCE GYMNASTS CAPTURES STATE TITLES AND AWARDS By Eric Braun

Dec 04, 2018 | Freehold Township, Girls, Gymnastics

Consistency and high expectations have fueled the rivalry between Freehold Township and Saint John Vianney over the past couple of seasons and this year would be no different.

GIRLS SOCCER CAPTURES THREE SECTIONAL TITLES  By Eric Braun

GIRLS SOCCER CAPTURES THREE SECTIONAL TITLES By Eric Braun

Dec 04, 2018 | Brick Township, Girls, Middletown Township, Shore...

Entering the 2018 girls soccer season there were hopes and dreams for many programs in the Shore Conference of capturing state titles, and in the end there were three programs – Brick Township, Middletown North and Shore Regional – that rose to that challenge and captured their respective sectional titles.

Red Bank Regional and Long Branch Battle for Ty Lewis Trophy for 96th time By John Sorce

Red Bank Regional and Long Branch Battle for Ty Lewis Trophy for 96th time By John Sorce

Nov 20, 2018 | Football, Long Branch, Red Bank Regional

LONG BRANCH – In one of the Shore Conference’s longest running Thanksgiving football rivalries, the Bucs of Red Bank Regional and Green Wave of Long Branch will hit the field for the 96th time on Thanksgiving morning.

NJSIAA Group Quarterfinals Recap  By John Sorce

NJSIAA Group Quarterfinals Recap By John Sorce

Nov 20, 2018 | Football, Middletown Township, Red Bank Regional

NJSIAA Group Semifinals Recap  By John Sorce

NJSIAA Group Semifinals Recap By John Sorce

Nov 20, 2018 | Brick Memorial, Football, Manasquan

IZAIAH HENDERSON HOPES TO LEAD MATER DEI TO NON-PUBLIC GROUP 3 STATE TITLE  By John Sorce

IZAIAH HENDERSON HOPES TO LEAD MATER DEI TO NON-PUBLIC GROUP 3 STATE TITLE By John Sorce

Nov 20, 2018 | Mater Dei Prep

MIDDLETOWN – One of the most talked about football programs in the state of New Jersey over the past week has to be Mater Dei Prep.

Manasquan vs. Wall 2018 Edition – The Tie Breaker  By Eugene Stewart

Manasquan vs. Wall 2018 Edition – The Tie Breaker By Eugene Stewart

Nov 20, 2018 | Other

MANASQUAN – Two schools, two towns, forever connected, supremely motivated and on Thanksgiving Day, bitter rivals who in many cases live and play less than five miles apart, come together with one goal in mind – Break the Tie!

LONG BRANCH HOLDS OFF BRICK TO WIN FIRST BACK-TO-BACK STATE TITLES IN SCHOOL HISTORY

LONG BRANCH HOLDS OFF BRICK TO WIN FIRST BACK-TO-BACK STATE TITLES IN SCHOOL HISTORY

Nov 20, 2018 | Brick Township, Long Branch, Other

LONG BRANCH HOLDS OFF BRICK TO WIN FIRST BACK-TO-BACK STATE TITLES IN SCHOOL HISTORY

Congratulations Ocean Township!

Congratulations Ocean Township!

Nov 20, 2018 | Cheerleading, Ocean Township

NJSIAA NON-PUBLIC GROUP 3 FINAL PREVIEW: RED BANK CATHOLIC VS. MATER DEI  By Mike Ready

NJSIAA NON-PUBLIC GROUP 3 FINAL PREVIEW: RED BANK CATHOLIC VS. MATER DEI By Mike Ready

Nov 20, 2018 | Other

Freehold Township’s Nick Reardon Recognized by New York Giants  By John Sorce

Freehold Township’s Nick Reardon Recognized by New York Giants By John Sorce

Nov 20, 2018 | Freehold Township

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – Freehold Township senior quarterback Nick Reardon was one of five high school football players recognized by the New York Giants during their week six game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

LAKEWOOD AND TOMS RIVER SOUTH SET TO GO AT IT FOR THE 99TH TIME  By John Sorce

LAKEWOOD AND TOMS RIVER SOUTH SET TO GO AT IT FOR THE 99TH TIME By John Sorce

Nov 20, 2018 | Football, Lakewood, Toms River South

TOMS RIVER – There is not a longer-running Thanksgiving Day football rivalry in the Shore Conference than Lakewood and Toms River South.

Asbury Park vs. Neptune Back After One-Year Hiatus  By John Sorce

Asbury Park vs. Neptune Back After One-Year Hiatus By John Sorce

Nov 20, 2018 | Asbury Park, Football, Neptune

NEPTUNE CITY – Every year on Thanksgiving Day, Asbury Park head coach Tim Fosque thinks back to his days suiting up in this very game as a player for the Blue Bishops.

THANKSGIVING DAY IN MIDDLETOWN IS STILL ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL  By Mike Ready

THANKSGIVING DAY IN MIDDLETOWN IS STILL ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL By Mike Ready

Nov 20, 2018 | Football, Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP – While most Shore Conference Thanksgiving Day rivalry games have gone by the wayside in recent years, the Middletown North – Middletown South Thanksgiving Day game still remains one of the township’s biggest attractions bringing out what seems like the entire community year after year.

MANALAPAN COACH ED GURRIERI PICKS UP 100TH WIN FOR BRAVES FOOTBALL  By Mike Ready

MANALAPAN COACH ED GURRIERI PICKS UP 100TH WIN FOR BRAVES FOOTBALL By Mike Ready

Nov 20, 2018 | Manalapan

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.

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

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY CAPTURES SHORE CONFERENCE 7-ON-7 CHAMPIONSHIP

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY CAPTURES SHORE CONFERENCE 7-ON-7 CHAMPIONSHIP

Aug 14, 2018 | Saint John Vianney

BRICK – Last season, Saint John Vianney finished ranked No. 1 in the Shore after going 10-1, won its fourth straight Class A Central division title, extended its Shore Conference winning streak to 38 games and reached the NJSIAA Non-Public Group III semifinals where they fell to eventual champion DePaul.

ACE Gymnasts Leave the USAIGC World Championships with 8 Gold Medals

ACE Gymnasts Leave the USAIGC World Championships with 8 Gold Medals

Aug 14, 2018 | Editorials, Ocean Township

It was an amazing year for ACE Gymnastics in Ocean Township, as our USAIGC Teams brought home eight gold medals in July from the USAIGC World Championships in Orlando.

Christian Brothers Academy's Vito Chiaravalloti Named to Coach & Athletic Director 40 Under 40 List  By John Sorce

Christian Brothers Academy's Vito Chiaravalloti Named to Coach & Athletic Director 40 Under 40 List By John Sorce

Aug 14, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy

LINCROFT – Vito Chiaravalloti, athletic director and head swim coach at Christian Brothers Academy, has been named to Coach & Athletic Director Magazine's 40 Under 40 List as a member of the Class of 2018.

Field Hockey: Rumson-Fair Haven Looks to Three-Peat  By John Sorce

Field Hockey: Rumson-Fair Haven Looks to Three-Peat By John Sorce

Aug 14, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

Rumson-Fair Haven: The Bulldogs have dominated the Shore Conference, winning the last four SCT titles and also capturing their second Group 2 state title in program history. They graduated a lot of talent off last year’s squad, including Lily Croddick, who capped off her remarkable career with 160 goals and 54 assists, and takes on her next challenge playing at Stanford University. But until someone is able to knock off the Bulldogs, they remain the top threat in the Shore Conference.

MAJOR CHANGES TO SHORE CONFERENCE AND STATE FOOTBALL LANDSCAPE HIGHLIGHT START OF 2018 SEASON  By Mike Ready

MAJOR CHANGES TO SHORE CONFERENCE AND STATE FOOTBALL LANDSCAPE HIGHLIGHT START OF 2018 SEASON By Mike Ready

Aug 14, 2018 | Manalapan

WEST LONG BRANCH – The 2018 high school football season is already upon us with fall camps having opened August 6 and the first pre-season scrimmages already in the books. However, the Shore Conference will have a decidedly different look as opening night nears.

GIRLS SOCCER TAKING SHAPE  By Eric Braun

GIRLS SOCCER TAKING SHAPE By Eric Braun

Aug 14, 2018 | Brick Township

After a summer of mixed weather forecasts, the weekend of Aug. 3 was no different, as local high school girls soccer players looked to get in final touches and training before the long haul of their upcoming high school seasons.

MONMOUTH COUNTY MAKES BIG LEAD HOLD UP FOR 28-14 GRIDIRON IRON CLASSIC WIN OVER OCEAN COUNTY  By Mike Ready

MONMOUTH COUNTY MAKES BIG LEAD HOLD UP FOR 28-14 GRIDIRON IRON CLASSIC WIN OVER OCEAN COUNTY By Mike Ready

Aug 14, 2018 | Monmouth Regional

BRICK – The Monmouth County All-Stars made a 28-0 third quarter lead hold up and eventually defeated an undermanned but resourceful Ocean County squad, 28-14, in the 41st annual Gridiron Classic held at Brick Memorial High School.

Haskell, Sports Betting: Good Start to Synergy By Lou Monaco

Haskell, Sports Betting: Good Start to Synergy By Lou Monaco

Aug 14, 2018 | Sports

Good Magic Returns to Winning ways to Capture $1 Million Haskell Invitational  By Lou Monaco

Good Magic Returns to Winning ways to Capture $1 Million Haskell Invitational By Lou Monaco

Aug 14, 2018 | Other

OCEANPORT -- No tricks, no gimmicks, no surprises… just Good Magic.

Haskell: A Scene Not To Be Missed By Lou Monaco

Haskell: A Scene Not To Be Missed By Lou Monaco

Aug 14, 2018 | Other

OCEANPORT -- Haskell Day is the one day out of the year down the Jersey Shore where a major event is scheduled and the people come out to impress. In all aspects.

Immediate Care Medical Walk-In Will Donate $10 from Every Physical Performed to Help High School Athlete’s Medical Recovery

Immediate Care Medical Walk-In Will Donate $10 from Every Physical Performed to Help High School Athlete’s Medical Recovery

Aug 14, 2018 | Editorials, Matawan

Immediate Care Medical Walk-In will be donating $10 for every physical performed at any of their nine urgent care locations to the Darrell Rogers, Jr. fundraiser now through the end of August.

COMMON SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES AND THEIR TREATMENTS  By Kathleen Trotter, DPM

COMMON SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES AND THEIR TREATMENTS By Kathleen Trotter, DPM

Aug 14, 2018 | Other

With the ever increasing participation in year round sports in today’s youth, concerned parents arrive to the office on a daily basis with their aching children, complaining of heel, knee, or hip pain. While it may be disconcerting, it is often a very recognizable, benign, and treatable condition.

JULES L. PLANGERE, JR. FAMILY FOUNDATION COMMITS $100,000 TO SPECIAL NEEDS RECREATION PROGRAM

JULES L. PLANGERE, JR. FAMILY FOUNDATION COMMITS $100,000 TO SPECIAL NEEDS RECREATION PROGRAM

Aug 14, 2018 | Editorials

The Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation has committed $100,000 over the next four years to RallyCap Sports. RallyCap Sports is a non-profit recreational sports program serving children and young adults with special needs.

RBR Nigel Mitchell Wins Group 3 200 Meter State Championship; RBR Registers Exceptional Spring Track & Field Season

RBR Nigel Mitchell Wins Group 3 200 Meter State Championship; RBR Registers Exceptional Spring Track & Field Season

Aug 14, 2018 | Red Bank Regional

Red Bank Regional (RBR) football player Junior Nigel Mitchell (Red Bank) always knew he was fast; but in conditioning for football in the off-season he found a second sport in track and field, and what a career it is shaping up to be! After only two seasons on the track, Nigel became RBR’s first state champion runner in over a decade, winning the 200 meter dash at the NJ Group 3 championship at Central Regional High School with a blazing time of 21.73. Prior to the championship, he had won the Monmouth County Championship 200 meter dash as well as the NJ Group 3 North 2 200 meter sectional championship.

A Look at What’s to Come with Shore Conference Boys and Girls Soccer  By John Sorce and Eric Braun

A Look at What’s to Come with Shore Conference Boys and Girls Soccer By John Sorce and Eric Braun

Aug 14, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy, Holmdel

Soccer season is upon us, so it is time to take a look at what to expect from the top teams in the Shore Conference this season.

Cross Country: CBA Boys Look to Continue Dominance; Middletown South Girls Look to Repeat  By John Sorce

Cross Country: CBA Boys Look to Continue Dominance; Middletown South Girls Look to Repeat By John Sorce

Aug 14, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy, Colts Neck, Cross...

Christian Brothers Academy is the gold standard when it comes to boys cross country. The Colts have won the team championship at the Shore Conference meet each of the past two years, winning a season ago with 31 points – 70 points ahead of second place Freehold Township – and look to continue their dominance this season with another strong group of runners this fall.

Fresh, Tasty and Nutritious Salads at Salt Creek Grille Perfect For Busy Back-To-School Season

Fresh, Tasty and Nutritious Salads at Salt Creek Grille Perfect For Busy Back-To-School Season

Aug 14, 2018 | Editorials

RUMSON -- Salads at Salt Creek Grille are not a sideshow, but a main event on the popular bi-coastal restaurants’ menus and popular all year round.

Student-Athletes Celebrate Their Accomplishments at 18th Annual Jersey Awards  By John Sorce

Student-Athletes Celebrate Their Accomplishments at 18th Annual Jersey Awards By John Sorce

Jul 07, 2018 | Editorials

RED BANK – Another school year has come and gone, with success stories on and off the playing field. Many top athletes who performed on the field and in the classroom across the Shore Conference were honored.

Ranney Wins NJ State Sailing Championship for the Second Straight Year

Ranney Wins NJ State Sailing Championship for the Second Straight Year

Jun 12, 2018 | Ranney

The Ranney sailing team won its second straight New Jersey State Championship on Saturday, May 19

Manasquan Boys Lacrosse Leads the Way for Shore Conference in Spring 2018 Season  By John Sorce

Manasquan Boys Lacrosse Leads the Way for Shore Conference in Spring 2018 Season By John Sorce

Jun 12, 2018 | Manasquan

It was another dominating season for the Manasquan boys lacrosse team. The Warriors won their second straight Shore Conference Tournament title in a convincing 11-3 win over Christian Brothers Academy.

Bellissimo’s Arm, Bat Lift Toms River North To Second Straight Sct Championship By Mike Ready

Bellissimo’s Arm, Bat Lift Toms River North To Second Straight Sct Championship By Mike Ready

Jun 12, 2018 | Toms River North

LAKEWOOD – Toms River North senior ace Jared Bellissimo was on a mission and he was not going to be denied.

After 44 Years, Legendary Henry Hudson Teacher, Coach Vinnie Whitehead Retiring  By John Sorce

After 44 Years, Legendary Henry Hudson Teacher, Coach Vinnie Whitehead Retiring By John Sorce

Jun 12, 2018 | Henry Hudson

HIGHLANDS - Twenty-eight years of cross country. Twenty years of basketball. Ten years of baseball. Four years of field hockey. Two years of softball.

Middletown North’s Tyler Ras Selected By Cubs In Mlb First-Year Player Draft  By Mike Ready

Middletown North’s Tyler Ras Selected By Cubs In Mlb First-Year Player Draft By Mike Ready

Jun 12, 2018 | Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – Middletown North’s Tyler Ras was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 33rd round of the 2018 Major League Baseball first-year draft Wednesday, making him the only Shore Conference senior to hear his name called in the 40 rounds of the draft.

Toms River North Baseball Wins Third Straight OCT Title

Toms River North Baseball Wins Third Straight OCT Title

May 22, 2018 | Baseball

It did not take too long for the Mainers of Toms River North to show they were not going to be denied a third straight Ocean County Tournament title and sixth county title in program history.

Parker’s Dominant Outing Lifts Saint John Vianney To 9th Straight Mct Championship

Parker’s Dominant Outing Lifts Saint John Vianney To 9th Straight Mct Championship

May 22, 2018 | Saint John Vianney, Softball

RED BANK – Julia Parker is not your ordinary sophomore when she steps into the pitching circle. Her poise and maturity go way beyond her age.

Wall Boys Lacrosse Looking for its First Sectional Semifinal Appearance By Lou Monaco

Wall Boys Lacrosse Looking for its First Sectional Semifinal Appearance By Lou Monaco

May 22, 2018 | Lacrosse, Wall

The Wall boys lacrosse team got off to a good start in the state tournament.

Red Bank Catholic Captures Second Straight Monmouth County Tournament Title By Mike Ready

Red Bank Catholic Captures Second Straight Monmouth County Tournament Title By Mike Ready

May 22, 2018 | Red Bank Catholic

LAKEWOOD – Sixth-seeded Red Bank Catholic successfully defended its Monmouth County Tournament title with a 5-1 victory over 12th-seeded St. Rose at First Energy Park in Lakewood.

St. Rose Stunned In Shore Conference Tournament First Round After Reaching Monmouth County Tournament Final By Mike Ready

St. Rose Stunned In Shore Conference Tournament First Round After Reaching Monmouth County Tournament Final By Mike Ready

May 22, 2018 | Baseball

BELMAR – A week after reaching the Monmouth County Tournament final for the first time since 2008 when they won it all, sixth-seeded St. Rose was upset by 27th-seed Keansburg, 6-4, in the first round of the 2018 Shore Conference Tournament.

Mansquan Boys Lacrosse Wins Shore Conference Tournament Title By John Sorce

Mansquan Boys Lacrosse Wins Shore Conference Tournament Title By John Sorce

May 22, 2018 | Lacrosse, Manasquan

MANASQUAN – For the second straight year, the Warriors of Manasquan have claimed the title of Shore Conference Tournament champions in boys lacrosse.

Rumson-Fair Haven Aiming At The Ultimate Goal – A Tournament Of Champions Title By Mike Ready

Rumson-Fair Haven Aiming At The Ultimate Goal – A Tournament Of Champions Title By Mike Ready

May 22, 2018 | Lacrosse, Rumson-Fair Haven

RUMSON – The Bulldogs won their sixth straight Shore Conference Tournament championship, beating long-time Shore rival Manasquan, 11-7, on the turf on Monmouth University’s Hesse Field on May 12. No other girls lacrosse program in SCT final history had ever won six consecutive titles until the Bulldogs did just that.

Henry Hudson Softball Aims to Send Coach out on Top  By John Sorce

Henry Hudson Softball Aims to Send Coach out on Top By John Sorce

May 22, 2018 | Henry Hudson, Lacrosse

HIGHLANDS – Being somewhat of a smaller school, Henry Hudson does not get as much attention as some other programs. But that should not be the case, as the Admirals softball team has been one of the top teams in the Shore Conference this season.

Colts Neck Girls Lacrosse Aiming for First-ever Sectional Final Appearance By Lou Monaco

Colts Neck Girls Lacrosse Aiming for First-ever Sectional Final Appearance By Lou Monaco

May 22, 2018 | Colts Neck, Lacrosse

Despite a hiccup of two straight losses between May 8 and10, including a 10-9 home setback to Ocean Township in the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament, the Colts Neck girls lacrosse team seems to be back on track.

Southern Rallies over Christian Brthers for Third Straight SCT Boys Volleyball Crown By Lou Monaco

Southern Rallies over Christian Brthers for Third Straight SCT Boys Volleyball Crown By Lou Monaco

May 22, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy, Southern Regional,...

​The Southern boys volleyball team is getting back to its winning ways and has added another trophy to the mantle.

Lacey Softball Has Memorable Ride to Ocean County Tournament Title  By John Sorce

Lacey Softball Has Memorable Ride to Ocean County Tournament Title By John Sorce

May 22, 2018 | Lacey Township, Softball

LANOKA HARBOR – The beautiful thing about sports is you play the game for a reason. Because one look at the Ocean County Tournament softball bracket would not tell you anything about how it went.

Toms River East Softball has Solid Year in Competitive A North  By John Sorce

Toms River East Softball has Solid Year in Competitive A North By John Sorce

May 22, 2018 | Softball, Toms River East

TOMS RIVER – Playing softball in A North is always a challenge, but the Raiders of Toms River East have held their own in 2018. The team finished in fourth place with a 10-8 record and an 8-7 mark in divisional play.

Catherine Loder makes history for Trinity Hall girls lacrosse  By John Sorce

Catherine Loder makes history for Trinity Hall girls lacrosse By John Sorce

May 22, 2018 | Trinity Hall

TINTON FALLS – Trinity Hall girls lacrosse senior Catherine Loder became the first player in program history to score 100 career goals. She scored the goal on May 2 in a home game against Shore Regional.

Following Surprising Early Monmouth County Tournament Exit, Manalapan Sets Sights On Sct And State Playoffs  By Mike Ready

Following Surprising Early Monmouth County Tournament Exit, Manalapan Sets Sights On Sct And State Playoffs By Mike Ready

May 22, 2018 | Manalapan

MANALAPAN – Entering the season, the Braves were picked fifth in both the Shore Sports Network and Asbury Park Press Preseason Top 10. But after winning their first five games and outscoring their opponents by a 33-9 margin it appeared Manalapan might’ve been slighted.

Cba Edges Manasquan In Battle Of Shore Conference’s Top Two Teams By Mike Ready

Cba Edges Manasquan In Battle Of Shore Conference’s Top Two Teams By Mike Ready

May 08, 2018 | Lacrosse

WEST LONG BRANCH – In what very well could be a prelude to the upcoming Shore Conference Tournament final, No. 1 CBA fought off No. 2 Manasquan, 6-4, in a game that was as entertaining as advertised and kept the Colts’ undefeated record intact at 13-0.

Olivia Manghisi becoming Howell’s best in girls lacrosse By John Sorce

Olivia Manghisi becoming Howell’s best in girls lacrosse By John Sorce

May 08, 2018 | Lacrosse

HOWELL – 165 goals. 59 assists. 224 points. That’s the career stat line for Howell’s Olivia Manghisi. Those are all program records. And she is only a junior.

Undefeated Toms River South Out To Prove Their Record Is For Real By Mike Ready

Undefeated Toms River South Out To Prove Their Record Is For Real By Mike Ready

May 08, 2018 | Lacrosse

TOMS RIVER – Thursday’s 14-6 win over Brick Township not only kept Toms River South (15-0, 12-0) undefeated, but a number of milestones were reached that made the win that much sweeter.

Young Colts Neck Boys Lacrosse Taking Strides Forward   By John Sorce

Young Colts Neck Boys Lacrosse Taking Strides Forward By John Sorce

May 08, 2018 | Lacrosse

COLTS NECK – Whenever a team plays three top 10 teams in the beginning of the season, it is usually going to be an uphill climb from that point on.

Addition Of Malori Bell Made Middletown North A Force To Be Reckoned With By Mike Ready

Addition Of Malori Bell Made Middletown North A Force To Be Reckoned With By Mike Ready

May 08, 2018 | Softball

MIDDLETOWN – Entering the 2018 season, Middletown North knew they had a couple of critical holes to fill following the graduation of a number key players including star pitcher and current University of Rhode Island ace Riley Kernan. Then Malori Bell fell into their laps.

Raritan Riding Eight-Game Winning Streak Into Mct Semifinal By Mike Ready

Raritan Riding Eight-Game Winning Streak Into Mct Semifinal By Mike Ready

May 08, 2018 | Baseball

HAZLET – After falling to Marlboro 3-0 on opening day the Rockets reeled off five straight wins before stumbling a bit with two divisional losses a row including a 6-5 decision to Saint John Vianney and a 7-5 loss to Marlboro.

Rumson-Fair Haven Boys Golf Continues Winning Tradition By John Sorce

Rumson-Fair Haven Boys Golf Continues Winning Tradition By John Sorce

May 08, 2018 | Golf

RUMSON – A Rumson-Fair Haven boys golf program known for its success is having plenty more of it this season.

Monmouth Regional Softball Having Year to Remember By John Sorce

Monmouth Regional Softball Having Year to Remember By John Sorce

May 08, 2018 | Softball

TINTON FALLS – It was a start like no other for the Monmouth Regional softball team.

Mater Dei Prep Baseball Having success in Transitional Year By John Sorce

Mater Dei Prep Baseball Having success in Transitional Year By John Sorce

May 08, 2018 | Baseball

MIDDLETOWN – Despite losing key contributors from last year’s squad, the Mater Dei Prep baseball team is defying expectations. The Seraphs are 9-5 overall and 8-3 in league play, good for third place in B Central.

Brick Township Softball: Connelly And Halley 100+ Hits Apiece With 100% Heart And Spirit By Lou Monaco

Brick Township Softball: Connelly And Halley 100+ Hits Apiece With 100% Heart And Spirit By Lou Monaco

May 08, 2018 | Softball

When senior catcher Corrine Connelly and senior third baseman Alexa Halley look back on their years at Brick Township, they can smile at the fact they each achieved the same career milestone on the softball diamond.

CBA Hands Head Coach Marty Kenney 800th Win In Dramatic Fashion By Mike Ready

CBA Hands Head Coach Marty Kenney 800th Win In Dramatic Fashion By Mike Ready

May 08, 2018 | Baseball

LINCROFT – Hollywood couldn’t have written a better script for Christian Brothers Academy’s long-time head coach Marty Kenney’s 800th career win.

Ross Reaches Milestone; Leaves Legacy for Ocean Township Girls’ Lacrosse By Lou Monaco

Ross Reaches Milestone; Leaves Legacy for Ocean Township Girls’ Lacrosse By Lou Monaco

May 08, 2018 | Lacrosse

Senior captain and goalie Shannon Ross has been a mainstay for the Ocean Township girls lacrosse team all season long and registered a significant career milestone a little over a week ago.

Holmdel Girls Golf Looks to Earn TOC Berth By John Sorce

Holmdel Girls Golf Looks to Earn TOC Berth By John Sorce

May 08, 2018 | Golf

HOLMDEL – Teams that are young and talented tend to have lengthy runs of success.

Point Pleasant Beach Baseball on a Roll Heading into May By Lou Monaco

Point Pleasant Beach Baseball on a Roll Heading into May By Lou Monaco

May 08, 2018 | Baseball

The Point Pleasant Beach baseball team is on a roll when it needs to be on a roll.

Freehold Township Boys Lacrosse Finding its Mojo Heading into Shore Conference Tournament By Lou Monaco

Freehold Township Boys Lacrosse Finding its Mojo Heading into Shore Conference Tournament By Lou Monaco

May 08, 2018 | Lacrosse

The Freehold Township boys lacrosse team is starting to figure it out.

Brick Township Softball Looks to Contend in Competitive A South By John Sorce

Brick Township Softball Looks to Contend in Competitive A South By John Sorce

Apr 24, 2018 | Lacrosse, Lakewood

BRICK – Coming off its only individual A South title, the Brick Township softball team finds itself in a tight battle in its quest for a repeat with some tight competition this season, with five teams within a game of .500 in divisional play.

Wall Girls Lacrosse Has Bright Future with Young Core By John Sorce

Wall Girls Lacrosse Has Bright Future with Young Core By John Sorce

Apr 24, 2018 | Other

The Crimson Knights currently sit at 2-7 overall and at 2-4 in B North, which is good for fifth place in the eight-team division. But eighth-year head coach Bill Chiesi pointed out the girls have grown with each game this season.

Freehold Township’s Surprising Start Has Team Playing Beyond Expectations  By Mike Ready

Freehold Township’s Surprising Start Has Team Playing Beyond Expectations By Mike Ready

Apr 24, 2018 | Other

FREEHOLD – Freehold Township ran its season-opening record to 6-0 with an 18-1 drubbing of Marlboro Wednesday as senior attackman Chris Novella had a monster game with six goals and five assists and sophomore attackman Brendan Doel added three goals and five assists to lead the rout.

Howell’s Defense Leading The Way For Young Rebels    By Mike Ready

Howell’s Defense Leading The Way For Young Rebels By Mike Ready

Apr 24, 2018 | Other

HOWELL – The Rebels have won five games in a row since their 5-1 loss to Class A North rival Freehold Township a couple of weeks ago to push their season record to 7-2 and 4-1 in the division.

Donovan Catholic Boys Lacrosse Gaining Experience By Lou Monaco

Donovan Catholic Boys Lacrosse Gaining Experience By Lou Monaco

Apr 24, 2018 | Donovan Catholic

Junior attacker Andrew Schlendorf tallied a game-high four goals and junior midfielder Trevor Barber added three goals with three assists to lead Donovan Catholic to an 11-4 road victory over Mater Dei Prep in New Monmouth.

Middletown South Establishes Girls Golf Team  By John Sorce

Middletown South Establishes Girls Golf Team By John Sorce

Apr 24, 2018 | Other

MIDDLETOWN – It was at the request of one of her swimmers that Denise Skinner decided to construct a girls golf team at Middletown South.

Jack Wall Grabs Second Straight Monmouth County Tournament Title as Christian Brothers Takes Fifth Straight Team Crown By Lou Monaco

Jack Wall Grabs Second Straight Monmouth County Tournament Title as Christian Brothers Takes Fifth Straight Team Crown By Lou Monaco

Apr 24, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy

Christian Brothers Academy owns the Monmouth County Tournament. Junior Jack Wall fired a 2-under-par 70 to capture his second straight individual title and lead Christian Brothers to its fifth consecutive team crown at the Monmouth County Tournament last Tuesday at the par 72, 6,321-yard layout at Howell Park Golf Course.

RBR Coach Named New Jersey’s Girls High School Basketball Coach of the Year by Hoop Group

RBR Coach Named New Jersey’s Girls High School Basketball Coach of the Year by Hoop Group

Apr 24, 2018 | Red Bank Regional

LITTLE SILVER -- It was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Last year, Red Bank Regional’s girls basketball team had achieved its best record in over a decade, but graduated seven of their players

Southern Boys Lacrosse Looks to Continue A South Dominance  By John Sorce

Southern Boys Lacrosse Looks to Continue A South Dominance By John Sorce

Apr 24, 2018 | Southern Regional

MANAHAWAKIN – The Rams of Southern Regional are seeking their seventh consecutive A South division title, and with a 6-1 overall record and 3-0 mark in divisional play, they are well on their way.

Trinity Hall Turning the Corner By Lou Monaco

Trinity Hall Turning the Corner By Lou Monaco

Apr 24, 2018 | Trinity Hall

Despite losing its last two games, the Trinity Hall girls lacrosse team seems to have turned the corner in recent weeks.

High-Scoring Ocean Township Right In The Mix Of B North Race  By Mike Ready

High-Scoring Ocean Township Right In The Mix Of B North Race By Mike Ready

Apr 24, 2018 | Ocean Township

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – The two questions the Spartans faced entering the season were how would they replace All-Shore midfielder Talia Pritzlaff’s 62 goals and 28 assists and attacker Tyler Bartlett’s 19 goals and 20 assists, and who would lead the defense that was decimated by graduation.

RFH Wrestler Nick Addison Places 4th in State Tournament; Ties School Record

RFH Wrestler Nick Addison Places 4th in State Tournament; Ties School Record

Apr 24, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

RUMSON -- Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School wrestling standout Nick Addison has added his name to the school record books in a big way.

Six Annual Strike Out Autism Challenge Is A Huge Success As Shore Conference Teams Band Together For Worthy Cause

Six Annual Strike Out Autism Challenge Is A Huge Success As Shore Conference Teams Band Together For Worthy Cause

Apr 24, 2018 | Central Regional, Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – Back in 2013, former Central Regional All-Shore player Jerry Frulio began what is now a Shore-wide phenomenon known as the Strike Out Autism Challange with a couple of baseball games at two different sites (Central and Wall) to benefit kids with autism.

Shore Regional’s Mary Kate George Surpasses 300 Career Points

Shore Regional’s Mary Kate George Surpasses 300 Career Points

Apr 24, 2018 | Shore Regional

WEST LONG BRANCH – In last Tuesday’s 15-6 win over Holmdel, Shore Regional senior midfielder and Ohio State-commit Mary Kate George scored six goals and assisted on four others giving her 302 points in her four-year varsity career at Shore Regional.

Long Branch Girls Lacrosse Struggling, But Signs Indicate a Turnaround is on the Horizon By Lou Monaco

Long Branch Girls Lacrosse Struggling, But Signs Indicate a Turnaround is on the Horizon By Lou Monaco

Apr 24, 2018 | Long Branch

Entering last weekend, the Long Branch girls lacrosse team still was searching for its second win of the season.

Rumson’s Emily Grossarth Named East Coast “All Star” Surfer by ESA

Rumson’s Emily Grossarth Named East Coast “All Star” Surfer by ESA

Apr 24, 2018 | Rumson-Fair Haven

RUMSON – Emily Grossarth, a founding member of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Surf Team, has been chosen as a 2018 East Coast “All Star” surfer by the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA). Sixteen-year-old Emily, a native of Rumson and a sophomore at RFH, took part in an East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony held by the ESA in Florida on Jan. 26.

Young Red Bank Regional Girls Lacrosse Squad Looks to Finish Season Strong  By John Sorc

Young Red Bank Regional Girls Lacrosse Squad Looks to Finish Season Strong By John Sorc

Apr 24, 2018 | Lacrosse, Red Bank Regional

LITTLE SILVER – Coming off a 12-7 season that saw them graduate eight seniors off last year’s varsity squad, the Red Bank Regional girls lacrosse team is going through a different phase this season.

Veteran Toms River North Squad Has Some Unfinished Business To Settle By Mike Ready

Veteran Toms River North Squad Has Some Unfinished Business To Settle By Mike Ready

Apr 03, 2018 | Baseball

TOMS RIVER – The Mariners are coming off an up-and-down season which saw them win both the Ocean County Tournament and Shore Conference Tournament, but sandwiched in between was a loss in the first round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV Tournament to Lenape, who went on to the final before falling to Southern.

Last Year’s Loss In Sectional Final Still Fresh In The Minds Of Saint John Vianney Players By Mike Ready

Last Year’s Loss In Sectional Final Still Fresh In The Minds Of Saint John Vianney Players By Mike Ready

Apr 03, 2018 | Softball

HOLMDEL – The Lancers went 28-1 last season including winning both the Monmouth County Tournament and Shore Conference Tournament championships, but it’s that one loss that sticks in their craw and keeps them awake at night.

2018 Shore Conference Softball Preview And Predictions By Mike Ready

2018 Shore Conference Softball Preview And Predictions By Mike Ready

Apr 03, 2018 | Softball

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRE-SEASON TOP 10

2018 Shore Confernce Baseball Preview And Predictions    By Mike Ready

2018 Shore Confernce Baseball Preview And Predictions By Mike Ready

Apr 03, 2018 | Baseball

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRE-SEASON TOP 10

Change Of Culture For St. Rose Baseball Paying Off By John Sorce

Change Of Culture For St. Rose Baseball Paying Off By John Sorce

Apr 03, 2018 | Baseball

BELMAR – Coming off a season that saw it go 24-4 and an undefeated 14-0 in the Shore Conference B Central division and advancing to a state sectional final, the Purple Roses of St. Rose are expecting more of the same this season.

Tr South’s Corrigan Finishes High School Wrestling Career With State Championship By Pat Ralph

Tr South’s Corrigan Finishes High School Wrestling Career With State Championship By Pat Ralph

Mar 20, 2018 | Wrestling

In his four years as a wrestler for Toms River South, senior Cole Corrigan had accomplished just about everything that a high school wrestler could. He was a District champion, a Region champion, and a state medalist. But one single milestone eluded him: a state championship.

Group Of Shore Conference Wrestlers Finish As Runner-Ups In State Tournament By Pat Ralph

Group Of Shore Conference Wrestlers Finish As Runner-Ups In State Tournament By Pat Ralph

Mar 20, 2018 | Wrestling

The New Jersey high school wrestling community comes together at the end of every season in Atlantic City for the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships. Several Shore Conference teams were represented at the tournament, and its wrestlers did not disappoint, as four wrestlers finished as runner-ups in their respective state finals.

Long Branch’s Summer Sesty In Nbc’s Newest Game Show, Genius Junior By Lou Monaco

Long Branch’s Summer Sesty In Nbc’s Newest Game Show, Genius Junior By Lou Monaco

Mar 20, 2018 | Gymnastics

LONG BRANCH – Think back to your childhood; what were you doing at the age of 11?

Ranney, Rumson lead Shore Conference Boys Basketball By John Sorce

Ranney, Rumson lead Shore Conference Boys Basketball By John Sorce

Mar 20, 2018 | Basketball

Ranney was the top team in the Shore this season in boys basketball. The Panthers won their first-ever Shore Conference Tournament title and advanced to the Public B final, where they lost by two points to Roselle Catholic.

Strong A North Highlights Shore Conference Ice Hockey Season By John Sorce

Strong A North Highlights Shore Conference Ice Hockey Season By John Sorce

Mar 20, 2018 | Ice Hockey

One of the top ice hockey divisions in not just the Shore Conference, but in the entire state was the Shore Conference A North.

Manasquan Survives Newark Tech Upset Bid To Win Group Ii Championship By Mike Ready

Manasquan Survives Newark Tech Upset Bid To Win Group Ii Championship By Mike Ready

Mar 20, 2018 | Basketball

TOMS RIVER – Manasquan won its fifth straight NJSIAA Group II title outlasting a scrappy Newark Tech squad, 95-79, last Sunday in one of the more entertaining games of the season which saw the Warriors’ one-time 18-point lead evaporate to five late in the third quarter.

Upset-Minded Ranney Nipped By Roselle Catholic In Emotional Heartbreaker By Mike Ready

Upset-Minded Ranney Nipped By Roselle Catholic In Emotional Heartbreaker By Mike Ready

Mar 20, 2018 | Basketball

TOMS RIVER – The Ranney boys basketball team wanted nothing more than to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Shore Conference history in the NJSIAA Non-Public B final at the RJW Barnabas Health Arena.

CBA Captures State Title over Bergen Catholic By Lou Monaco

CBA Captures State Title over Bergen Catholic By Lou Monaco

Mar 20, 2018 | Swimming

Mission accomplished. The state championship trophy is in its rightful place, just off of Exit 109 of the Garden State Parkway in Lincroft.

Saint Rose Overcomes Sluggish Start To Capture Non-Public A Championship By Mike Ready

Saint Rose Overcomes Sluggish Start To Capture Non-Public A Championship By Mike Ready

Mar 20, 2018 | Basketball

TOMS RIVER – With winter still upon us, St. Rose must’ve been feeling the chill because they came out cold as ice in the first quarter of last Saturday’s NJSIAA Non-Public A final against Immaculate Heart.

Trinity Hall Posts a Three-Peat in Winning NJSIAA Non-Public B Girls Swimming Title By LOU MONACO

Trinity Hall Posts a Three-Peat in Winning NJSIAA Non-Public B Girls Swimming Title By LOU MONACO

Mar 20, 2018 | Swimming

The Trinity Hall swim team did it again. After a 50-point season-opening loss to Peddie at the Neptune Aquatic Center on Dec. 2, the top-seeded Monarchs dominated the rest of its season and capped it off with a 117-53 victory over second-seeded Newark Academy to capture its third straight NJSIAA Non-Public B championship at The College of New Jersey in Ewing on Feb. 24.

Toms River North’s Season Won’t Be Defined By Blowout Loss In Group Iv Final By Mike Ready

Toms River North’s Season Won’t Be Defined By Blowout Loss In Group Iv Final By Mike Ready

Mar 20, 2018 | Basketball

TOMS RIVER – Toms River North’s 70-30 loss to Franklin in the NJSIAA Group IV final is not a fair indicator of just how good this team was, nor should it put a damper on one of the best seasons in the history of the Mariners girls basketball program.

Trio of Shore Conference Schools Reach NJSIAA State Semifinals By John Sorce

Trio of Shore Conference Schools Reach NJSIAA State Semifinals By John Sorce

Mar 20, 2018 | Ice Hockey

Three Shore Conference schools reached the NJSIAA state semifinals in ice hockey in 2018: Wall, Christian Brothers Academy and Marlboro/Holmdel.

Middletown South’s Ryan Purcell Eclipses 1,000 Career Point Mark By John Sorce

Middletown South’s Ryan Purcell Eclipses 1,000 Career Point Mark By John Sorce

Mar 06, 2018 | Basketball

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown South boys basketball program had not had a winning season in eight years before this season, which saw the Eagles finish 15-13.

Mabrey’s Epic Game Powers Manasquan To Shore Conference Tournament Title By Mike Ready

Mabrey’s Epic Game Powers Manasquan To Shore Conference Tournament Title By Mike Ready

Mar 06, 2018 | Basketball

WEST LONG BRANCH – As a freshman, Dara Mabrey came off the bench to help Manasquan win its fourth Shore Conference Tournament title in program history while her older sister Marina – now a standout guard at Notre Dame – poured in a game-high 29 points.

Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach Upsets Wall In Dowd Cup Final By Mike Ready

Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach Upsets Wall In Dowd Cup Final By Mike Ready

Mar 06, 2018 | Ice Hockey

WALL – Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach junior goalie Steven Gibilisco stopped 17 shots in a decisive second period and held defending champion Wall to one goal as sixth-seeded Manasquan rode some timely scoring and Gibilisco’s unflappable goal tending to a 2-1 upset win over second-seeded Wall for their first Dowd Cup championship since 2008.

Manasquan's historic season claims first-ever state title By Lou Monaco

Manasquan's historic season claims first-ever state title By Lou Monaco

Mar 06, 2018 | Swimming

This year’s version of the Manasquan boys swim team will always be a part of the history books.

Howell Wrestling Repeats As Group V Champions; Claims Top Public School Ranking In Nj By Pat Ralph

Howell Wrestling Repeats As Group V Champions; Claims Top Public School Ranking In Nj By Pat Ralph

Mar 06, 2018 | Wrestling

A 13th straight A North division title, a third straight district and state sectional championship, a program-record 32 wins and undefeated season, and a second straight NJSIAA Group V state championship resulting in the highest ranking of any public school in New Jersey this season. Yes, it was a incredible season for the Howell wrestling team.

Raritan Wins Sectional Title Before Suffering Heartbreaking Loss In State Championship Final Mike Ready

Raritan Wins Sectional Title Before Suffering Heartbreaking Loss In State Championship Final Mike Ready

Mar 06, 2018 | Wrestling

HAZLET – Raritan won its third sectional title in program history and first since 2012 easily beating Holmdel 56-12 to take home the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II title in somewhat of an anticlimactic match after they finally got by long-time nemesis Delaware Valley in the semifinals.

Barnegat's Stellar Swim Season Highlighted By Cherry's 100th Career Victory By Lou Monaco

Barnegat's Stellar Swim Season Highlighted By Cherry's 100th Career Victory By Lou Monaco

Mar 06, 2018 | Swimming

Jan. 11 was a historic day for the Barnegat boys/girls swimming team.

Tarantino Goes Down As One Of Wall’s Best By John Sorce

Tarantino Goes Down As One Of Wall’s Best By John Sorce

Mar 06, 2018 | Ice Hockey

WALL – In an 8-0 shutout victory over Verona in a Round of 16 game of the Public C NJSIAA tournament, Wall forward Zach Tarantino scored four goals, added two assists and reached 200 career points in the process.

Saint John Vianney Skates Past Middletown South For Handchen Cup Championship By Mike Ready

Saint John Vianney Skates Past Middletown South For Handchen Cup Championship By Mike Ready

Mar 06, 2018 | Ice Hockey

WALL – Top-seeded Saint John Vianney scored seven unanswered goals after fourth-seeded Middletown South took a 2-0 lead with 6:40 left in the second period and the Lancers went on to beat the Eagles, 7-2, at the Jersey Shore Arena in Wall.

Defense Leads Ranney To First- Ever Shore Conference Tournament Title By Mike Ready

Defense Leads Ranney To First- Ever Shore Conference Tournament Title By Mike Ready

Mar 06, 2018 | Basketball

WEST LONG BRANCH – Top-seeded Ranney held second-seed Mater Dei to five first-quarter points and 10 total first-half points behind a suffocating defense that led the way in a wire-to-wire 52-28 win over Mater Dei for the program’s first-ever Shore Conference Tournament championship at the Ocean First Bank Center.

Kyle Slendorn Leaving Lasting Legacy On Wrestling Mat At Howell By Pat Ralph

Kyle Slendorn Leaving Lasting Legacy On Wrestling Mat At Howell By Pat Ralph

Mar 06, 2018 | Wrestling

Known for being one of the best wrestling programs in the Shore Conference and New Jersey, Howell High School has produced its fair share of great wrestlers who have gone on to win district, region, and state championships. Over the last four years, another wrestler has earned himself a spot in the echelon of great Rebels wrestlers: Kyle Slendorn.

Donovan Catholic Continues Banner Season In State Tournament By Lou Monaco

Donovan Catholic Continues Banner Season In State Tournament By Lou Monaco

Mar 06, 2018 | Swimming

Without two starters in the starting lineup due to injury, the Donovan Catholic girls basketball team opened up its state tournament campaign last week on a high note.

Makayla Andrews Emerging As Next Shore Conference Girls Basketball Star By Pat Ralph

Makayla Andrews Emerging As Next Shore Conference Girls Basketball Star By Pat Ralph

Mar 06, 2018 | Basketball

“Do what you do best” is what Neptune girls basketball head coach John Brown tells all of his players. “If you’re a great rebounder, be a great rebounder,” Brown said. “If you’re a great defender, be a great defender. We try to encourage our players to do what they do best.”

Andrew Seager Notches 1,000 Career Points for Ocean Township By John Sorce

Andrew Seager Notches 1,000 Career Points for Ocean Township By John Sorce

Mar 06, 2018 | Basketball

OAKHURST – It all came together the last two years for Ocean Township’s Andrew Seager.

Middletown North Enjoying Memorable Season on the Ice  By John Sorc

Middletown North Enjoying Memorable Season on the Ice By John Sorc

Feb 13, 2018 | Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – Despite its stunning early exit in the Dowd Cup of the Shore Conference Tournament, Middletown North did a lot of good things on the ice this season.

Point Pleasant Boro Hockey Awaits its Seed in Upcoming NJSIAA State Tournament By Lou Monaco

Point Pleasant Boro Hockey Awaits its Seed in Upcoming NJSIAA State Tournament By Lou Monaco

Feb 13, 2018 | Point Pleasant Borough

The Point Pleasant Boro hockey team is taking a deep breath and looking to regroup as they await their fate and where they will be place during the NJSIAA state tournament seeding meeting on Tuesday, Feb 13.

Punishing Regular Season Schedule Has Cba Primed For Post Season  By Mike Ready

Punishing Regular Season Schedule Has Cba Primed For Post Season By Mike Ready

Feb 13, 2018 | Christian Brothers Academy

LINCROFT – Christian Brothers Academy ice hockey has a knack for reloading versus rebuilding and as a program has had great success in doing so.

Jackson Memorial Hockey: Getting Hot At The Right Time By Lou Monaco

Jackson Memorial Hockey: Getting Hot At The Right Time By Lou Monaco

Feb 13, 2018 | Jackson Memorial

The Jackson Memorial boys hockey team is deep into the thick of things in the month of February, as it not only is fighting for seeding in the upcoming state tournament, but is looking for a Handchen Cup championship.

Sixth-Ranked Saint John Vianney Poised For Post-Season Run At State Title  By Mike Ready

Sixth-Ranked Saint John Vianney Poised For Post-Season Run At State Title By Mike Ready

Feb 13, 2018 | Saint John Vianney

HOLMDEL – It’s been a banner year already for the Lancers (17-3-2), who are currently ranked sixth in the state and second in the Shore Conference.

Wall Heads Into Post Season In Search Of Program’s First State Title  By Mike Ready

Wall Heads Into Post Season In Search Of Program’s First State Title By Mike Ready

Feb 13, 2018 | Wall

WALL – Last season, behind record-breaking forward Shane Haviland, Wall Township reached the state final for the first time in program history as the 10th seed before falling to top-seeded Glenn Rock in the NJSIAA Public B final.

Central Regional Enjoys Winning Season in A Central  By John Sorce

Central Regional Enjoys Winning Season in A Central By John Sorce

Feb 13, 2018 | Central Regional

BAYVILLE – One look at the overall record for the Central Regional ice hockey team does not tell the whole story for the Golden Eagles.

Ciaran McNelis is the Anchor in Goal for Red Bank Catholic  By John Sorce

Ciaran McNelis is the Anchor in Goal for Red Bank Catholic By John Sorce

Feb 13, 2018 | Red Bank Catholic

RED BANK – When senior goaltender Ciaran McNelis walks across the stage at graduation, he will go down as the best goalkeeper the Red Bank Catholic hockey program has ever seen.

Middletown South Led By Trio Of Dynamic Seniors  By John Sorce

Middletown South Led By Trio Of Dynamic Seniors By John Sorce

Feb 13, 2018 | Ice Hockey, Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – Middletown Ice World has been a popular place this winter, as it plays home ice to two of the top teams in the Shore Conference, one being Middletown South.

Farewell to “Jimmy” Garrett, a One-of-A-Kind Coach

Farewell to “Jimmy” Garrett, a One-of-A-Kind Coach

Feb 13, 2018 | Monmouth Regional

James W. Garrett, 87, of Monmouth Beach, who lived his life with a joy and passion that inspired everyone he met, died peacefully at home on February 9, 2018, after a truly remarkable and memorable life of faith, family, and football.

Jackson Liberty Hockey: State Tournament Seed Awaits After Bowing In Dowd Cup By Lou Monaco

Jackson Liberty Hockey: State Tournament Seed Awaits After Bowing In Dowd Cup By Lou Monaco

Feb 13, 2018 | Jackson Liberty

Just like the rest of the Shore Conference, the Jackson Liberty hockey team awaits its state tournament fate as the NJSIAA meets for its seeding meeting on Tuesday, Feb 13.

Mater Dei Prep Names New Athletic Director

Mater Dei Prep Names New Athletic Director

Feb 13, 2018 | Mater Dei Prep

MIDDLETOWN – Mater Dei Prep announced the appointment of Rob Eriksen as athletic director. Eriksen is the former director of athletics and supervisor of health and physical education for the Old Bridge school district. Lance Bennett will continue as a football coach and assume the role of Coordinator of Student Development.

Wrestling Update:  Njsiaa Tournament Section Semifinals  By John Sorce

Wrestling Update: Njsiaa Tournament Section Semifinals By John Sorce

Feb 13, 2018 | Wrestling

NJSIAA Tournament Section Semifinals

Manasquan Powers Past A Central  By John Sorce

Manasquan Powers Past A Central By John Sorce

Feb 13, 2018 | Manasquan

MANASQUAN – It was not much of a competition when it came to who was the top team on the ice in A Central.

Week Eight Shore Conference Boys Basketball Roundup  By Mike Ready

Week Eight Shore Conference Boys Basketball Roundup By Mike Ready

Feb 13, 2018 | Basketball

Neptune (17-4, 13-1) has won eight in a row including their 53-36 statement-making win over CBA on Tuesday and a 56-42 win over division rival Colts Neck on Thursday.

Week Eight Shore Conference Girls Basketball Roundup  By Mike Ready

Week Eight Shore Conference Girls Basketball Roundup By Mike Ready

Feb 13, 2018 | Basketball

No. 10 Colts Neck (15-5, 11-1) clinched the B North title with a 50-34 win over Neptune on Thursday. The Cougars were seeded third in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament and will meet No. 14 Long Branch in the first round.

Raritan Eyeing State Championship But Must Clear Some Hurdles First To Get There  By Mike Ready

Raritan Eyeing State Championship But Must Clear Some Hurdles First To Get There By Mike Ready

Jan 16, 2018 | Wrestling

HAZLET – The Raritan Rockets are in search of their first state championship since 2012 when they beat Delsea, 30-28, to capture its first and only group title in program history winning the NJSIAA Group II championship.

Off to Strong Start, Brick Memorial Looking to Recapture Glory of Years Past By Pat Ralph

Off to Strong Start, Brick Memorial Looking to Recapture Glory of Years Past By Pat Ralph

Jan 16, 2018 | Wrestling

16 Division titles. 15 Shore Conference Tournament titles. 15 State Sectional titles. Nine State Group titles. It’s hard to find a Shore Conference wrestling program more decorated than that of Brick Memorial. For wrestling fans at the Shore and around New Jersey, the Mustangs are synonymous with producing winners year after year on the mat.

Southern Wrestling Off To A Solid Start By Lou Monaco

Southern Wrestling Off To A Solid Start By Lou Monaco

Jan 16, 2018 | Saint John Vianney

The Southern Regional wrestling team is off to another fine start.

Looking for a Third Straight State Sectional Title, Point Beach off to Unbeaten Start in 2018 By Pat Ralph

Looking for a Third Straight State Sectional Title, Point Beach off to Unbeaten Start in 2018 By Pat Ralph

Jan 16, 2018 | Wrestling

Coming into the 2017-18 season, the Point Pleasant Beach wrestling team had a few, simple goals in mind: compete for a second straight B Central division title, a third straight state sectional championship, and maintain a top 10 standing in the Shore Conference. Currently undefeated at 11-0 on the season, the Garnett Gulls are well on their way to bringing home a few more titles this year.

Undefeated Manchester Girls Basketball Steamrolling Through Shore Confernce By Mike Ready

Undefeated Manchester Girls Basketball Steamrolling Through Shore Confernce By Mike Ready

Jan 16, 2018 | Basketball

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP – After Dejah Adams’ three-pointer with 5.7 seconds left in the game handed the Hawks a dramatic 34-33 win over Middle Township last season for their first ever sectional title, you would think that would be hard to top. Don’t hold your breath.

Tradtion Continues –  Long Branch Wrestling Still A Shore Conference Power    By Mike Ready

Tradtion Continues – Long Branch Wrestling Still A Shore Conference Power By Mike Ready

Jan 16, 2018 | Wrestling

LONG BRANCH – Long Branch wrestling has been one of the elite programs in the Shore Conference for as long as anyone can remember and this year’s squad is doing its best keeping that winning tradition alive.

With A Shot At Back-To-Back State Titles Howell Is Still On A Role By Mike Ready

With A Shot At Back-To-Back State Titles Howell Is Still On A Role By Mike Ready

Jan 16, 2018 | Wrestling

HOWELL – With six district champions and three region champions back this season, expectations were sky-high entering the season once again for one of the state’s premier wrestling programs and so far the Howell Rebels haven’t disappointed.

Shore Regional Wrestling Looking To Build On Winning Track Record By John Sorce

Shore Regional Wrestling Looking To Build On Winning Track Record By John Sorce

Jan 16, 2018 | Wrestling

WEST LONG BRANCH – The Shore Regional wrestling program has been very consistent over the past few years. That is in large part to the stability at the top, with head coach Dave Porta.

Emerging Star Sajada Bonner Making Strides in her Junior Season at St. John Vianney By Lou Monaco

Emerging Star Sajada Bonner Making Strides in her Junior Season at St. John Vianney By Lou Monaco

Jan 16, 2018 | Basketball

Each year, the St. John Vianney girls basketball team is near the top of the weekly Top 20 rankings throughout the state, week in and week out.

December – January Shore Conference Ice Hockey Update By John Sorce

December – January Shore Conference Ice Hockey Update By John Sorce

Jan 16, 2018 | Ice Hockey

Dec. 26: Point Boro 10, Brick Township 2 The Pathers rode a strong offensive attack to down Brick Township in the Winding River Holiday Tournament. John Callander recorded a hat trick and finished with four goals for Point Boro, while Ryan McCabe had two goals. Matt Buccino, Eddie Coyne, Griffin Tyler, and Evan McCabe added one goal each.

Infusion Of Shore Conference Talent Has Brookdale Men Off To A Torrid Start By Mike Ready

Infusion Of Shore Conference Talent Has Brookdale Men Off To A Torrid Start By Mike Ready

Jan 16, 2018 | Basketball

LINCROFT – Last season Brookdale captured their fifth NJCAA Region XIX men’s basketball championship in program history and advanced to the NJCAA DIII National Championships before losing in the first round after weather-related flight delays got them to the tournament site just hours before tipoff.

Hard Work Is Paying Off For Mater Dei Senior Guard Kyle Cardaci By Lou Monaco

Hard Work Is Paying Off For Mater Dei Senior Guard Kyle Cardaci By Lou Monaco

Jan 16, 2018 | Basketball

In his senior season at Mater Dei Prep, Kyle Cardaci’s hard work is paying off.

Toms River North Looking For First Winning Season Since 2015 By Pat Ralph

Toms River North Looking For First Winning Season Since 2015 By Pat Ralph

Jan 16, 2018 | Wrestling

After three straight winning seasons from 2013-2015, the Toms River North wrestling team suffered consecutive sub .500 campaigns in 2016 and 2017. However, off to a 5-1 start this year, the Mariners seemed destined to buck their losing trend of seasons past.

Toms River North Boys Basketball Still Atop A South Despite Graduations   By John Sorce

Toms River North Boys Basketball Still Atop A South Despite Graduations By John Sorce

Jan 16, 2018 | Basketball

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River North boys basketball team has been a constant threat in Shore Conference A South over the past few seasons, capturing three straight A South titles and owners of a 32-game winning streak against A South competition.

Howell’s Basketball Preview Player Cards

Howell’s Basketball Preview Player Cards

Dec 20, 2017 | Basketball, Howell, Preview Issues

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Colts Neck Boys Basketball Hoping Veterans Can Maintain Success By John Sorce

Colts Neck Boys Basketball Hoping Veterans Can Maintain Success By John Sorce

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball

COLTS NECK – Colts Neck boys basketball is coming off a season that saw them finish 15-9 and drop a heartbreaker to Middletown North in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Group IV championship. They also were defeated by the Lions in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament.

Veteran Long Branch Squad Hopes To Duplicate Football’s Championship Run By Mike Ready

Veteran Long Branch Squad Hopes To Duplicate Football’s Championship Run By Mike Ready

Dec 19, 2017 | Football

LONG BRANCH – With nine players, including four starters, fresh off the gridiron, the Green Wave basketball team is hoping for the same result on the court as the football team had on the field when they won this year’s NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship.

Shot At Third Straight Sct Title Helping Mater Dei Prep Stay Focused On Ultimate Goal By Mike Ready

Shot At Third Straight Sct Title Helping Mater Dei Prep Stay Focused On Ultimate Goal By Mike Ready

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP – Although the Seraphs graduated first team All-Shore forward Elijah Barnes – now at Princeton University – and second team All-Shore guard Elijah Mitchell, they bring back three starters in addition to two transfers who will contribute immediately.

Middletown North Boys Basketball Hopes To Build On Recent Success By John Sorce

Middletown North Boys Basketball Hopes To Build On Recent Success By John Sorce

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball

MIDDLETOWN – It was a tale of two seasons for Middletown North boys basketball last season, with an injury to one of the top players in the Shore Conference the defining moment.

2017-18 Shore Conference Boys Basketball Preview By Mike Ready

2017-18 Shore Conference Boys Basketball Preview By Mike Ready

Dec 19, 2017 | Asbury Park, Basketball, Christian Brothers...

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON TOP 10

Youth The Key For Manchester Girls Basketball By John Sorce

Youth The Key For Manchester Girls Basketball By John Sorce

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball

MANCHESTER – Despite being one of the youngest teams in the Shore Conference last year, the Manchester girls basketball team is coming off a season in which they finished 24-6 and won their first South Jersey, Group II title. The Hawks advanced to the Final Four in the NJSIAA Group II Championship and lost to top-seed and eventual champion Manasquan.

2017-18 Shore Conference Girls Basketball Preview By Mike Ready

2017-18 Shore Conference Girls Basketball Preview By Mike Ready

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball, Neptune

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON TOP 10

Red Bank Catholic Girls Hope To Take Next Step In 2018 By John Sorce

Red Bank Catholic Girls Hope To Take Next Step In 2018 By John Sorce

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball

RED BANK – Only one game separated the Red Bank Catholic girls basketball team and the Tournament of Champions title game last season.

Saint John Vianney’s Goal – A Retrun To The Tournament Of Champions By Mike Ready

Saint John Vianney’s Goal – A Retrun To The Tournament Of Champions By Mike Ready

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball

HOLMDEL – Following the 2015-16 season which saw Saint John Vianney go 31-1,capture their 16th state championship, win their seventh Tournament of Champions title and finish ranked tenth nationally, last season was billed as somewhat of a rebuilding year – especially after graduating All-State guard and current DePaul University standout Kelly Campbell.

Trinity Hall Basketball Is No Longer The New Kids On The Block By Mike Ready

Trinity Hall Basketball Is No Longer The New Kids On The Block By Mike Ready

Dec 19, 2017 | Basketball

TINTON FALLS – Last season, its first as a full-fledge member of the Shore Conference, Trinity Hall made quite a splash.

Holmdel Boys Soccer Completes A Season For The Ages By Mike Ready

Holmdel Boys Soccer Completes A Season For The Ages By Mike Ready

Dec 05, 2017 | Soccer

HOLMDEL – The Holmdel Hornets started and finished the season ranked No. 1 in the Shore Conference after their historic run through the postseason stamped them as one of the all-time greats in the annals of Shore Conference boys soccer.

Long Branch Stuns Freehold Boro in Instant Classic Central Group IV Title Game By John Sorce

Long Branch Stuns Freehold Boro in Instant Classic Central Group IV Title Game By John Sorce

Dec 05, 2017 | Football

PISCATAWAY – For the first time since 1999, the Long Branch Green Wave can call themselves state champions as they edged Freehold Boro, 43-42, in an overtime thriller at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Manalapan’s Potentially Historic Season Comes To A Crashing Halt In Hearbreaking Loss By Mike Ready

Manalapan’s Potentially Historic Season Comes To A Crashing Halt In Hearbreaking Loss By Mike Ready

Dec 05, 2017 | Football

PISCATAWAY – Manalapan rode its defense to an 11-0 record and a trip to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV final this season but when they were counted on most it was the defense that let them down.

Mater Dei Denied Title Repeat in Loss to St. Joseph By John Sorce

Mater Dei Denied Title Repeat in Loss to St. Joseph By John Sorce

Dec 05, 2017 | Football

GLASSBORO – In its quest to repeat as Non-Public Group II champions, the Seraphs of Mater Dei fell short against St. Joseph (Hammonton), 30-14, at Richard Wackar Stadium at Rowan University on Sunday afternoon.

Point Pleasant Beach falls to Middlesex in Central Group 1 Championship By John Sorce

Point Pleasant Beach falls to Middlesex in Central Group 1 Championship By John Sorce

Dec 05, 2017 | Football

UNION – After winning just one game a season ago, the Middlesex Blue Jays capped off a historic season with the Central Group I championship in a 33-21 victory over Point Pleasant Beach at Kean Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Point Pleasant Boro Falls to Hillside in Central Group II Title Game By John Sorce

Point Pleasant Boro Falls to Hillside in Central Group II Title Game By John Sorce

Dec 05, 2017 | Football

PISCATAWAY – Seeking their fourth state title and first since 2005, the Panthers of Point Pleasant Boro got things going on a long day at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday in the Central Group II title game, but fell to Hillside, 20-13. It was the Comets’ first state championship since 1985.

Late Somerville Touchdown Denies Rumson-Fair Haven A Spot In The Record Books By Mike Ready

Late Somerville Touchdown Denies Rumson-Fair Haven A Spot In The Record Books By Mike Ready

Dec 05, 2017 | Football

PISCATAWAY - Rumson-Fair Haven’s shot at winning a record-tying fifth consecutive state title essentially came down to one play.

Freehold Township Shares NJSIAA Group IV Title for 2nd Time in 3 Years By Lou Monaco

Freehold Township Shares NJSIAA Group IV Title for 2nd Time in 3 Years By Lou Monaco

Dec 05, 2017 | Soccer

The result was the same in 2017, as it was in 2015 -- A 0-0 tie that resulted in a co-championship for both teams. Again.

Middletown South’s First State Final in 17 Years Raises Expectations in 2018 By Lou Monaco

Middletown South’s First State Final in 17 Years Raises Expectations in 2018 By Lou Monaco

Dec 05, 2017 | Soccer

With 10 returning starters to this season’s squad and a great state tournament run to reach its first NJSIAA Group III final in 17 years, the Middletown South girls soccer team gave its fans and supporters something to look forward to in 2018.

Eichenbaum’s Last-Second Goal Hands Shore Regional Third Straight Group Title By Mike Ready

Eichenbaum’s Last-Second Goal Hands Shore Regional Third Straight Group Title By Mike Ready

Dec 05, 2017 | Soccer

WEST LONG BRANCH – With Shore Regional trailing, 4-3, in the 77th minute of the NJSIAA Group I championship game, super sophomore Julia Eichenbaum scored the equalizer with 3:09 left on the clock, then with nine seconds remaining in regulation she delivered the game winner to cap off a wild, come-from-behind 5-4 win over Glen Ridge.

Reinhardt’s Golden Goal Hands Wall Girls Soccer Group Ii Championship By Mike Ready

Reinhardt’s Golden Goal Hands Wall Girls Soccer Group Ii Championship By Mike Ready

Dec 05, 2017 | Soccer

WALL – The Crimson Knights needed 90 minutes to complete the job but in the end they emerged as the NJSIAA Group II champions defeating Westwood, 4-3, in overtime.

Holmdel Girls Tennis Tournament of Champions Runners-Up for Fourth Straight Year By John Sorce

Holmdel Girls Tennis Tournament of Champions Runners-Up for Fourth Straight Year By John Sorce

Dec 05, 2017 | Soccer

HOLMDEL – Not many programs are able to graduate a senior class that won the Shore Conference Tournament and had a chance to win the Tournament of Champions all four years.

Saint John Vianney Gymnastics Captures First Shore Conference Title By Lou Monaco

Saint John Vianney Gymnastics Captures First Shore Conference Title By Lou Monaco

Dec 05, 2017 | Gymnastics, Saint John Vianney

Just a mere three years ago, the Saint John Vianney girls gymnastics program was just starting. Last season, the team only competed with independent schools.

Point Boro’s Hart, Brick’s Dilcher Heading To San Diego For National Cross Country Championships By Mike Ready

Point Boro’s Hart, Brick’s Dilcher Heading To San Diego For National Cross Country Championships By Mike Ready

Dec 05, 2017 | Cross Country

OCEAN COUNTY – Point Pleasant Boro’s Devin Hart and Brick’s Damian Dilcher will be flying cross country to San Diego, California to compete in the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships Saturday, Dec. 9 after qualifying at the Northeast Regionals at Van Cortland Park, New York.

Successful season for Holmdel girls, boys cross country By John Sorce

Successful season for Holmdel girls, boys cross country By John Sorce

Dec 05, 2017 | Cross Country

HOLMDEL – Many Holmdel programs saw great deals of success in 2017, and the cross country teams were no different.

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...

Barnegat Field Hockey Finding its Way

Barnegat Field Hockey Finding its Way

Oct 10, 2017 | Fall

It’s been an up-and-down season thus far for the Barnegat field hockey team. In its last game, Donna Polhemus tallied two goals and Meghan Iurato and Jade Rivera each added a score apiece to lead Jackson Liberty to a 4-0 victory over Barnegat last Friday in Jackson....

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.