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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.

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...

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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

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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.

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....

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