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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.

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.

Howell’s Basketball Preview Player Cards

Howell’s Basketball Preview Player Cards

Dec 20, 2017 | Basketball, Howell, Preview Issues

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