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July 25, 2021

BRANT BEACH -The 13th Annual 2021 Jetty Coquina Jam takes place today, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 68th Street Beach in  Brant Beach.  There will be a vendor village will include food, beer, cultural sponsors, live music and plenty of Jetty apparel! 100% of the raises funds will ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Robbinsville's Ross Colton helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup scoring the only goal in game five of the finals against the Montreal Canadians.  Each member of the championship team gets to take the Stanley Cup home for a week. Ross brought the Cup to his hometown of ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — The National Hockey League Championship Stanley Cup made it to LBI as part its New Jersey Tour and was greeted in style Friday evening July 16 on the rooftop of Hotel LBI. With the Tampa Bay Lightning win of the 2021 NHL Championship, each player gets to properly celebrate with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Little do most McGinn Elementary School students know that the school’s librarian is just as accomplished as the authors in the media center – because he is one. John Lohn has lived in Scotch Plains for the past few years and soon will make a temporary stay in Tokyo at the ...

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STAFFORD - Three athletes from the local Korea Taekwondo Center in Manahawkin received awards the 2021 Taekwondo National championship that took place July 4-10 in Las Vegas, NV.   Kai Aceto, a 13 year old competitor in the Black Belt Cadet Division took the following awards: Repetitive ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Girls Basketball Summer League has kicked off and has been a great success so far.  The league is for girls in first through eighth grade. They play every Monday night from 6-8 p.m. on First Street outdoor courts in Barnegat.   The Barnegat High School ...

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STAFFORD - At the conclusion of the Spring 2021 season, Southern Regional Boys Volleyball Player Tommy Deakyne was named New Jersey State Player of the Year by NJ.com.  Deakyne is the sixth player in school history to be named to such a great honor. Coach Eric Maxwell has developed an elite ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional High School 2021 Girls Lacrosse celebrates after two of its top players were named recently to the All-Shore Conference team by the Asbury Park Press. Rylee Johnson plays the attack position and is only a junior.  This season she had 81 goals, 46 assists, 68 ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN - Hearts of Mercy ministries is hosting a Golf Invitational at Eagle Ridge Golf Course on September 2 to celebrate ten years of helping and supporting the Southern Ocean community through ‘LOVE in Action.' With the generous support of the community, the ministry can continue to ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Girls Basketball is hosting an in-person registration on Thursday, June 24 from 6-8 p.m. for their summer league. Registration will be at the Barnegat Little League Field Club House.

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Varsity Basketball head coach has recently taken a position as a Physical Education teacher at the high school beginning in the fall. Tammy Nicolini has been a teacher for 23 years and just completed her eighth year as the Barnegat varsity head coach.  "I am ...

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STAFFORD — Southern Regional High School Super Sophomore Fabian Gonzalez won the 2021 NJSIAA Meet of Champions Discus event on Saturday. Southern's Jackson Braddock, one of the best runners in the nation finished in second place. Jackson will continue his athletic and academic career at the ...

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SOMERSET — The Southern Regional Boys Track team captured the first overall Group IV championship in school history last weekend.  Jackson Braddock broke the meet record in the 3,200, and he took second place in the 800 meter event.  Michael Chanda, Jake Harrison, Andrew Bowker and Timothy ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK- The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball team did not see their season the way they would have liked. The Rams faced off against 23-2 Old Bridge in the overall state title game on Monday night. The Rams lost the first game 25-21. Captured the second set 29-27 but fell short in the ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Rams, ranked number one in NJ by NJ.com had a tough fight in the overall NJ semifinal against Fair Lawn.  The Rams overcame a 25-19 loss in the opening set to rally and advance to Monday's championship game Like any good team, Southern didn’t succumb to the ...

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EATONTOWN - Coach John Pampalone's Southern Rams was seeking its first state title in its third trip to the final since 2013 but feel short 7-2 to Hunterdon Central on Thursday night at Shore Regional High School. Joey DeYoung scored two goals for Southern.  Tyler Sininsky had 14 saves as the ...

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STAFFORD — Coach Eric Maxwell's Southern Rams has reached every South Jersey NJSIAA final in the tournament’s existence dating back to 2010. Today, Jackson Memorial stood in Southern's way for the state championship. Southern had previously beaten Jackson three times during the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat High School Dance Team has been named the NJCDCA 2021 State Champions in the Varsity Game Day Division.  Despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, the Barnegat Bengals were able to take home the state championship. "The 2020-2021 Dance Team season has been a ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball team defeated Moorestown 25-11 and 25-15 to advance to the South Jersey NJSIAA title game. The Rams will host Jackson Memorial on Wednesday in the championship.      Moorestown (15-2)                                      ...

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MONROE — Southern Regional's stifling defense was key to the Rams claiming a third state sectional championship on Monday. The last championship was in 2015.  Luke Bruther and Ryan Sininsky each scored four goals to lead Southern to the 14-4 victory over Monroe. The Rams had eight goals in the ...

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SKILLMAN - The Southern Boys Lacrosse squad advanced to their first section NJSIAA final since 2014 after defeating top seedws Montgomery High School 8-4. The Rams had to rally after falling behind 3-0 to gain the victory. Southern began its comeback on a goal by freshman Connor Forlai at the ...

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STAFFORD — The Lady Rams of Southern squeaked out another key victory on Friday. Yacono Laci led the squad with two RBI and a double to allow fourth-seeded Southern to grab a 5-4 win over 12th-seeded Rancocas Valley in the quarterfinal round of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. Southern ...

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BARNEGAT- The No.4 seeded Barnegat Bengals came to play in the first round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 tournament knocking off the No.13 Middle Township Panthers in a 10-0 shutout Wednesday afternoon.  The Bengals started the game off red-hot as they led 7-0 after two innings. Six of ...

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LINCROFT — The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball avenged their only loss of the season by defeating CBA in the Shore Conference Tournament Championship on Tuesday.  The Rams delivered with a 25-21, 21-25, 25-22 three-set win over top-seeded CBA, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the final of the ...

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BARNEGAT — No.8 seeded Barnegat fell to No.9 seeded Haddon Township 7-5 Tuesday in the opening round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 1 state tournament.  In the first 13 minutes of the game, the Bengals and the Hawks were tied 1-1. The Hawks scored four more goals to end the half with a 5-1 ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Boys Golf Team defeated Toms River South last week by a score of 179-205.  The victory boosted the Rams season record to 9-5.  Southern took the top three scores with Alex Henbest with a 42, Aidan Paulhus with 43, and  Landon Beirne recording a ...

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BARNEGAT- A ball on the baseball field’s wall has been the word on the street lately in Barnegat. It’s been six years since Barnegat’s baseball team had a ball on the wall in honor of winning Shore Conference B-South. On Wednesday, the Bengals did their job to earn one in a 14-4 six inning ...

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BARNEGAT — John Porcelli scored five goals and had two assists and Tyler Quinn had  four goals and three assists to lead Barnegat to victory over Jackson Liberty. Aidan Reiser added a goal and two assists, James Corliss had a goal and an assist, and Jerry Weir, Kurt Bonin, Robert Sawicki, and ...

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STAFFORD — On Saturday, May 22, the Southern Regional High School District honored former athletes and coaches by adding them to the Athletic Hall of Fame. The new class consisted of current Miami Dolphin star Mike Gesicki. Longtime Coach David DiEugenio was also inducted.  Coach ...

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BARNEGAT- The Point Pleasant Beach Garnet Gulls defeated Barnegat 11-5 Wednesday afternoon on what may have been the hottest day of the spring so far. Everyone at the game got an early experience of the upcoming summer season as it took place on a clear, sunny 84 degree day. In fact, both teams ...

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