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Be An Ally to LGBTQ Individuals By Nicole Sorokolit Croddick

Be An Ally to LGBTQ Individuals By Nicole Sorokolit Croddick

Mar 10, 2020 | Editorials

Under many state and municipal laws, LGBTQ individuals have some legal protections. Currently, the Supreme Court of the United States is considering various employment law cases in which discrimination in employment, based on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation, would expressly deem to be protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite this trend, LGBTQ individuals face some of the highest harassment and discrimination rates in the country in all aspects of life. This harassment and discrimination can occur not only at work and in public places but frequently happens amongst family and friends in seemingly “safe environments.”

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE – HOLMDEL STILL NOT GETTING THE RESPECT IT DESERVES

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE – HOLMDEL STILL NOT GETTING THE RESPECT IT DESERVES

Mar 10, 2020 | Basketball, Holmdel

HOLMDEL – Maybe it’s that they’re a Group II team or maybe it’s their style of play, but for whatever reason, Holmdel isn’t getting the respect and/or recognition it deserves despite being ranked No.2 in the Shore while quietly putting together one of the best seasons in program history.

FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARM – SAINT JOHN VIANNEY CAPTURES FIRST SCT TITLE SINCE 2016

FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARM – SAINT JOHN VIANNEY CAPTURES FIRST SCT TITLE SINCE 2016

Mar 10, 2020 | Basketball, Girls, Saint John Vianney

WEST LONG BRANCH – After beating Manasquan in 2016 for the program’s 13th Shore Conference Tournament championship, Saint John Vianney advanced to the SCT final the next three seasons only to come away empty handed all three times.

Miracle Shot Sends Manasquan to Dowd Cup Three-Peat  By Casey Krish

Miracle Shot Sends Manasquan to Dowd Cup Three-Peat By Casey Krish

Mar 10, 2020 | Ice Hockey, Manasquan

MANASQUAN – Sometimes you just go to a hockey game and end up experiencing the unexpected.

Shore Regional Fencer Aidan Johnson Finds Success with a Supportive Coach, but No Team

Shore Regional Fencer Aidan Johnson Finds Success with a Supportive Coach, but No Team

Mar 10, 2020 | Fencing, Shore Regional

WEST LONG BRANCH – There are many choices available for team sports in high school. Of those sports, some involve individual competitions such as tennis, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling and fencing. What does a student-athlete do when he or she wants to compete but his or her high school does not have a team? The athlete needs to train on their own and find a coach willing to be a supportive supervisor.

JACKSON MEMORIAL GIRLS CAPTURE A SOUTH TITLE, EYE PLAYOFF RUN

JACKSON MEMORIAL GIRLS CAPTURE A SOUTH TITLE, EYE PLAYOFF RUN

Mar 10, 2020 | Jackson Memorial

JACKSON – The Jaguars are in the midst of their best season since 2012 when that team won the program’s first and only state title winning the NJSIAA Group IV championship before advancing to the Tournament of Champions.

Rumson-Fair Haven Enjoying Success and Handchen Cup Title

Rumson-Fair Haven Enjoying Success and Handchen Cup Title

Mar 10, 2020 | Rumson-Fair Haven

Matawan Basketball’s Senior Night Extra Special for Darrell Rogers

Matawan Basketball’s Senior Night Extra Special for Darrell Rogers

Mar 10, 2020 | Basketball, Boys, Matawan

MATAWAN – Senior Nights are a special time for high school athletes. It is the opportunity for them to be recognized and appreciated in what is usually their last home game of their high school careers. As each athlete has their name announced and hears the cheering fans, it makes all their hard work and sacrifice worthwhile. However, the night is even more special for some athletes who have had extraordinary challenges to overcome to reach this point. Matawan basketball player Darrell Rogers is one of these athletes.

Trinity Hall’s Depth is Key to Fifth Straight Swimming Championship

Trinity Hall’s Depth is Key to Fifth Straight Swimming Championship

Mar 10, 2020 | Swimming, Trinity Hall

TINTON FALLS – High school athletic seasons culminate with conference and state tournaments. Every team goes into the season with the goal of playing in and winning these tournaments. Most will have the opportunity to play in their conference tournaments, but few will be able to play for a state title. Additionally, there are only a handful of teams that make it to the final game and the opportunity to be crowned state champion. The Trinity Hall girls swim team was crowned Non-Public B state champion for the fifth year in a row.

DON’T BE FOOLED WHEN FILING YOUR NJ ANNUAL REPORTS  By Blake R. Laurence, Esq.

DON’T BE FOOLED WHEN FILING YOUR NJ ANNUAL REPORTS By Blake R. Laurence, Esq.

Feb 18, 2020 | Editorials

A New Jersey Annual Report is a yearly document that nonprofit and profit-based corporations must file. In addition, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) must file the same report. The content of the report outlines the status of an organization.

Golden Eagles Building a Golden Culture On and Off the Ice

Golden Eagles Building a Golden Culture On and Off the Ice

Feb 18, 2020 | Central Regional, Ice Hockey

BAYVILLE – Go back a year ago, and you’ll find a Central Regional team that struggled out of the gate, going winless in their first nine games before finishing with a 5-12-3 record.

A New Day for Toms River South-East: Rivals Working Together to Get It Done

A New Day for Toms River South-East: Rivals Working Together to Get It Done

Feb 18, 2020 | Toms River East, Toms River South

TOMS RIVER – Just a few short years ago, who would have thought it? Two rival high schools from a large school district combining programs to stem the tide of recent less-than-stellar seasons.

ST. ROSE-RBC-DONOVAN CATHOLIC BENEFITS FROM EXPERIENCE, EXPANDED ROSTER

ST. ROSE-RBC-DONOVAN CATHOLIC BENEFITS FROM EXPERIENCE, EXPANDED ROSTER

Feb 18, 2020 | Donovan Catholic, Red Bank Catholic, Saint Rose

BELMAR – There are some high school sports that have an overwhelming number of participants. Football, baseball, basketball and soccer are traditional high interest sports with numerous students actively seeking to participate. What is a school to do when participation shrinks to the point where a team cannot be filled?

Sal Valentinetti to Bring ‘That’s A Mother’s Day’ Special to iPlay America

Sal Valentinetti to Bring ‘That’s A Mother’s Day’ Special to iPlay America

Feb 18, 2020 | Editorials

FREEHOLD – Sal Valentinetti is headed to The Event Center at iPlay America on Sunday, May 9, for an unforgettable evening. The singer will perform a ‘That’s A Mother’s Day’ special for those attending the show in Freehold.

Lions Roar Along in the Postseason

Lions Roar Along in the Postseason

Feb 18, 2020 | Ice Hockey, Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – On the surface, Middletown North’s collective record might not look overly flattering. At 7-11-3, the casual follower of New Jersey hockey would conclude that the Lions are an under-average group that can win some nights, but won’t be much of a threat in the postseason.

“Roll Dawgs” Rumson-Fair Haven Embracing Top Seed in SCT

“Roll Dawgs” Rumson-Fair Haven Embracing Top Seed in SCT

Feb 18, 2020 | Rumson-Fair Haven

RUMSON – There is little argument around the Shore Conference. Rumson-Fair Haven has emerged as one of the premiere teams of the 2019-20 season.

NO. 2 RANKED CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HAS RALLIED BEHIND NEW COACH ANDY GOJDYCZ  By Mike Ready

NO. 2 RANKED CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HAS RALLIED BEHIND NEW COACH ANDY GOJDYCZ By Mike Ready

Feb 18, 2020 | Christian Brothers Academy, Ice Hockey

LINCROFT – After beloved and highly successful head coach Ryan Bogan was let go by the school’s administration last June amid an avalanche of public outcry, Bogan’s replacement, Andy Gojdycz, was tasked with rallying his troops around him and putting the controversial and highly unpopular release of Bogan behind them.

Saint John Vianney is Rewarded with Continued Success by Challenging Itself

Saint John Vianney is Rewarded with Continued Success by Challenging Itself

Feb 18, 2020 | Ice Hockey, Saint John Vianney

HOLMDEL – In the world of high school sports, strong programs have high expectations. This is true of numerous teams especially in the competitive Shore Conference. As the ice hockey season winds down and tournaments begin, many teams are building on previous successes. The Saint John Vianney ice hockey team is a perfect example of this formula.

Mariners Setting Sail for State Tournament  By Casey Krish

Mariners Setting Sail for State Tournament By Casey Krish

Feb 18, 2020 | Ice Hockey, Toms River North

TOMS RIVER – There needs to be a sturdy ship, but it also takes a solid crew to keep it afloat. The Mariners from Toms River North are certainly capable of such a task.

Young Trinity Hall Team Embraces a Culture and Finds Success on and off the Ice

Young Trinity Hall Team Embraces a Culture and Finds Success on and off the Ice

Feb 18, 2020 | Ice Hockey, Trinity Hall

TINTON FALLS - With any young program, a culture must be established. In high school sports, the culture must be created and carried out not just by the coach, but also by the players. The coach lays out a path, but the players must set out on the journey. This year the Trinity Hall girls ice hockey team is that program.

A Day Fit for a King – Basketball and Scholarship

A Day Fit for a King – Basketball and Scholarship

Jan 27, 2020 | Long Branch

Four years ago at an NAACP meeting at the Bucky James Community Center in downtown Long Branch, Lorenzo “Billy” Dangler, branch president, shared his vision for a fundraising event. Blending several elements of the community to benefit the next generation, Dangler captured the interest of his fellow NAACP members. This event could marry a couple of local civic organizations, some local businesses, co-ed high school basketball talent and the basketball faithful of the area to benefit deserving high school students from across Monmouth County in their pursuit of higher education.

SHORE CONFERENCE BASKETBALL RECAP

SHORE CONFERENCE BASKETBALL RECAP

Jan 27, 2020 | Basketball

SHORE CONFERENCE ICE HOCKEY RECAP

SHORE CONFERENCE ICE HOCKEY RECAP

Jan 27, 2020 | Ice Hockey

RBR’s Theo Rennard Wins Big at Monmouth County Swim Championships, But is Not Finished Yet

RBR’s Theo Rennard Wins Big at Monmouth County Swim Championships, But is Not Finished Yet

Jan 27, 2020 | Red Bank Regional, Swimming

As a member of a swim team, a person has to be versatile. There are numerous events involving different skills and strokes. The swimmers must also be able to mentally focus on competing as an individual and as a member of a relay. Only accomplished swimmers are able to mix the necessary skills and mental toughness to excel. Red Bank Regional swimmer Theo Rennard is one of those special swimmers.

Southern Wrestling: Big Changes, Same Philosophy

Southern Wrestling: Big Changes, Same Philosophy

Jan 27, 2020 | Featured

After last year’s NJSIAA Group V championship and 18 seasons of John Stout coaching the Southern Regional wrestling, long-time assistant coach Dan Roy has taken the over the reins.

STANDOUT WRESTLER RYAN ZIMMERMAN HAS ALREADY CEMENTED HIS LEGACY AT LONG BRANCH

STANDOUT WRESTLER RYAN ZIMMERMAN HAS ALREADY CEMENTED HIS LEGACY AT LONG BRANCH

Jan 27, 2020 | Wrestling

Over the years, Long Branch High School’s storied wrestling program has produced some of New Jersey’s all-time great wrestlers with many of them moving on to gain national recognition at the collegiate level.

Raritan Girls Wrestling: Growth in Appeal and Participation

Raritan Girls Wrestling: Growth in Appeal and Participation

Jan 27, 2020 | Raritan, Wrestling

What a difference a year makes! Just last year, New Jersey’s first sanctioned girls high school wrestling dual meet was held at Manalapan High School. The host Lady Braves were bested by the Lady Jaguars of Jackson Memorial, 30-21. This was followed by a fully sanctioned regular season of interscholastic girls wrestling. School districts across the state placed teams of girls on the mat following the template laid by the boys programs, complete with regional and statewide competitions.

RBR WRESTLING COACH SCOTT FERRIS WINS 200TH MATCH; NAMED NJ WRESTLING COACH OF THE YEAR

RBR WRESTLING COACH SCOTT FERRIS WINS 200TH MATCH; NAMED NJ WRESTLING COACH OF THE YEAR

Jan 27, 2020 | Red Bank Regional, Wrestling

IT’S THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA FOR RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN WRESTLING

IT’S THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA FOR RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN WRESTLING

Jan 27, 2020 | Rumson-Fair Haven, Wrestling

From 2014 to 2018, the Rumson-Fair Haven wrestling program recorded a total of 22 wins.

SJV WRESTLER DEAN PETERSON IS THE “BEAST OF THE EAST"

SJV WRESTLER DEAN PETERSON IS THE “BEAST OF THE EAST"

Jan 27, 2020 | Saint John Vianney, Wrestling

The Beast of the East is a national wrestling tournament held at the University of Delaware. First-year Saint John Vianney wrestling coach Chris Notte explained that teams come from all over the country to compete in the well-respected and prestigious tournament, which draws college scouts who are looking at the high school talent. This year Dean Peterson became the first wrestler from Saint John Vianney, in any weight class, to win the tournament.

AFTER EPIC 2019 SEASON, TOMS RIVER NORTH WRESTLING NOT LETTING UP

AFTER EPIC 2019 SEASON, TOMS RIVER NORTH WRESTLING NOT LETTING UP

Jan 27, 2020 | Toms River North

Coming off one of the best seasons in program history, there’s been no letting up for the Mariners as they continue to roll and are on pace to match or even better last year’s stellar season.

PRESEASON NO.1 MANASQUAN NOT FAZED BY RANKING

PRESEASON NO.1 MANASQUAN NOT FAZED BY RANKING

Dec 23, 2019 | Other

MANASQUAN – With the graduation of Ranney All-Americans Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antione, Manasquan becomes the first Shore Conference team other than Ranney to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason since the 2016-17 season.

EXPERIENCED MIDDLETOWN SOUTH EMERGES AS CLASS A NORTH FAVORITE By Mike Ready

EXPERIENCED MIDDLETOWN SOUTH EMERGES AS CLASS A NORTH FAVORITE By Mike Ready

Dec 23, 2019 | Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN – What a difference a year makes. Entering last season, not much was expected out of the Eagles, seeing they had to replace all five starters and the bulk of their bench from the previous year.

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS 2019-20 SHORE CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS 2019-20 SHORE CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

Dec 23, 2019 | Basketball, Boys

TOMS RIVER NORTH IS ONCE AGAIN THE FAVORITE TO WIN THE A SOUTH DIVISION  By Mike Ready

TOMS RIVER NORTH IS ONCE AGAIN THE FAVORITE TO WIN THE A SOUTH DIVISION By Mike Ready

Dec 23, 2019 | Toms River North

Manchester Looks to Play it Again, Simply Changing the Last Note

Manchester Looks to Play it Again, Simply Changing the Last Note

Dec 23, 2019 | Manchester

MANCHESTER – Led by seniors Leilani Correa (17ppg, 7.6rpg, 3.4spg, 2.7apg), Dakota Adams (14.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.9spg) and junior Kemari Reynolds (10ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg, 2.8spg), the 2018-19 version of the Manchester Hawks averaged almost 70 points, 35 rebounds, 16.9 assists and 14.7 steals per game.

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS 2019-20 SHORE CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW  By Mike Ready

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS 2019-20 SHORE CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW By Mike Ready

Dec 23, 2019 | Basketball, Girls

No Rose Without a Thorn – St. Rose Ready to Bloom Again By Eugene Stewart

No Rose Without a Thorn – St. Rose Ready to Bloom Again By Eugene Stewart

Dec 23, 2019 | Saint Rose

BELMAR – The Purple Roses of St. Rose are tough. They ended their 2018-19 season with an overall record of 28-3 and the champions of the Non-Public A division. Their last game was a five-point Tournament of Champions semifinal loss to Franklin, the eventual TOC champion. A final ranking of No. 1 in Non-Public A, No. 3 overall in the state and a No. 96 ranking nationally, last year was last year. Speaking with players from St. Rose, this is a new year and the goal is an even better performance for 2019-20.

A GREAT TENNIS COACH HELPS CONVERT A PLAYER’S PASSION TO SUCCESS

A GREAT TENNIS COACH HELPS CONVERT A PLAYER’S PASSION TO SUCCESS

Dec 09, 2019 | Featured, Tennis

People are looking for ways to get exercise. Their lives are fast-paced and their schedules are packed. The decision of which activity a person chooses to dedicate his/her time to is an important one. Many have thought long and hard before making this important decision. Jersey Sporting News publisher Francesca Attardi is no different. She chose tennis and has never looked back.

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY’S RECORD-BREAKING SEASON COMES TO AN END

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY’S RECORD-BREAKING SEASON COMES TO AN END

Dec 09, 2019 | Football

James Madison scored on all six of its first-half possessions, including five touchdowns and a field goal to take a 35-21 halftime lead and Monmouth University never recovered as the Hawks’ historic season came to a crashing halt in Saturday’s 66-21 loss to the Dukes at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, VA.

SHORE CONFERENCE LOADED WITH CROSS COUNTRY TALENT

SHORE CONFERENCE LOADED WITH CROSS COUNTRY TALENT

Dec 09, 2019 | Cross Country

“Run like the wind” doesn’t seem like the right phrase for these gifted cross country runners, as several runners and schools turned in some of the fastest times ever at the Shore Conference.

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.

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...

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.

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....