Sports

June 15, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA -  As I sit here gathering some information on this week’s local fishing report, I am struck by the poor weather we have been experiencing. Right now, there are winds out of the northwest at over 20 miles per hour. At least the sun is out, however, even though the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Congratulations to the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club for their convincing victory in the annual surf fishing tournaments against other area high school fishing clubs. These skilled anglers totaled 556 points with the largest fish of the event caught by Ram fisherman ...

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EWING, NJ  – From Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9, nearly 2,500 athletes will participate in the annual Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) Summer Games. At Summer Games - the culminating competition event of the Summer sports season for SONJ - athletes will compete in bocce, gymnastics, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK -  The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball squad fell just short in their quest to win an overall state championship this season.  The Rams suffered their only losses of the regular season against Fair Lawn.  The Rams defeated them in the third contest.  But this fourth time around ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - I received a crabbing report from Jeremy Muermann, one of our local crabbers. We are coming up on the first big shed of the year for blue claw crabs. Jeremy tells me actual crabbing will slow a little until after the shed because the big males will be busy mating and carrying ...

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BARNEGAT - Coach Rob Davis has his Barnegat High School football program gearing up for the 2019-20 season. The Barnegat High School Football Parent / Guardian meeting will take place on Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the Barnegat High School auditorium. Coach has a power point presentation to ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball team took hold of the South Jersey NJSIAA championship on Friday afternoon defeating Sterling High School 25-14 and 25-16.   This is Southern's tenth straight South Jersey championship.  Zack Hem had seven kills. Justin Kean and Drew Wilgus ...

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STAFFORD -  The Southern Regional Athletic program provides summer camps for area athletes all summer long.  Click the link below for all the information.   https://athletics.srsd.net/docs/announcements/Updated%202019%20Summer%20Sports%20Camps.pdf

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CHARLOTTE, NC - Stafford Township native Martin Truex Jr. won his third race of the season on Sunday nigh in the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Speedway. He was victorious after a restart with only five laps remaining to gain the victory.  Thiis was Martin's third victory in the last five ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball began their quest for the state championship on Tuesday afternoon hosting Barnegat in the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs. The Rams defeated the Bengals in two straight games by scores of 25-12 and 25-13.  Zach Hem had seven kills and 10 ...

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BARNEGAT - At the recent Shore Conference Breakfast hosted by the Shore Sports Network, Barnegat's Sean Morris and Jada Baker were honored by receiving the Sportsmanship Award.  Sean is a tight end in football and has committed to attend Holy Cross this fall. He also is a solid basketball ...

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BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Baseball squad had a solid win in the state tourney opener on Monday at Barnegat. Brian Finucan hit a double and drove in three runs as seventh-seeded Barnegat defeated 10th-seeded Delsea 10-5 in the first round of the NJSIAA South, Group 2 Tournament in Barnegat. Sean ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea ...

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BARNEGAT - Alexis Jackson and Madeline Schleicher scored four goals to lead fifth-seeded Barnegat to a 16-3 win over 12th-seeded Oakcrest in the First Round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 2 Tournament in Barnegat. Barnegat (15-4) pulled away early, outscoring Oakcrest (0-18), 12-2, in the ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat High School Football Coach Rob Davis recently reported that Griffin Jackstadt, a 6 foot 4, 265 pound Offensive Tackle and Defensive End was offered a scholarship to play Division I football at Central Michigan University.  Central Michigan competes in the MId American ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Orioles won, 14-4, over the Twins in the May 1st Senior Division (grades 7 through 10) game of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL), but no one will be talking about the score today. What they will remember is the moment when 12-year-old Benjamin ...

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BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Volleyball team easily defeated Freehold Boro on Monday afternoon in Barnegat 25-13 and 25-17. Parth Patel had nine kills, Bobby Perini 18 assists and Aaron Osborn had four digs to lead the Bengals in the contest. Barnegat's record improves to 11-9 after the ...

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WARETOWN - The Township of Ocean Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for summer camp.  http://www.twpoceannj.gov/recreation/2019/Summer-Recreation-Registation-form-2019.pdf The Summer Camp Director is Mr. Brett Cunningham an Ocean Twp. School District Teacher. The ...

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BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Girls Lacrosse had two victories last week with victories over Donovan Catholic and Neptune. Barnegat 16   Donovan Catholic 5 Kyla Rauch and Madeline Schleicher each scored four goals to lead Barnegat to a 16-5 win over Donovan Catholic last week.  Schleicher had ...

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SHIP BOTTOM -Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit off ...

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STAFFORD - Southern's Chuck Donohue Jr. was recently named Ocean County Athletic Director of the Year.   This honor is well deserived. Donohue is extremely proud of his athletes and coaches.  He specifically promotes their accomplishments on a regular basis. Donohue goes above and beyond by ...

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BEACH HAVEN  - Spring weather is slowly arriving in Southern Ocean County, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are preparing for the current fishing season. At the same time these captains and the members of their famed Junior Mates Program have embarked on an ambitious ...

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WEST LONG BRANCH  - Southern’s Cade Johnson scored three goals, all in the first and his third brought the Rams within a goal of the powerful and undefeated Shore Regional Boys Lacrosse team.  Shore's Jake Turner had 8 goals to lead ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional Boys Basketball Head Coach Eric Fierro announced recently the schedule for a number of weeks of basketball instruction this summer at the Southern Regional campus. Southern Boys Basketball Camps are designed to introduce area youth basketball players to the skills ...

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DOVER, DE -  Stafford native Martin Truex Jr. won his second race of the season on Monday. Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway on Monday, beating Alex Bowman to the finish line in the rain-delayed race. The event was set to be run on Sunday until an incessant ...

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BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Softball team recorded two victories late last week.  Their season record stands at 6-9.  Barnegat 16  Long Branch 1 Adrianna Romano pitched a three-hitter as Barnegat defeated Long Branch 16-1 in five innings in Barnegat. Romano struck out 12 and walked one while ...

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POINT PLEASANT - Sam Collins allowed two unearned runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts as fourth-seeded Point Pleasant Boro beat 13th-seeded Barnegat, 3-2, in the First Round of the Ocean County Tournament in Point Pleasant on Saturday, May 4.  All five of the game's runs were scored in the ...

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The poor weather we have been experiencing in the Long Beach Island area has put a damper on fishing and prevented me from knowing just how many fish there are in our area. However, I do have some firsthand reports that sound promising.   The folks at Scott’s Bait and Tackle tell me the ...

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