Sports Top Stories

August 7, 2020

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ—At the 68th Street Beach in Brant Beach, of Long Beach Island, NJ, a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) named Waves of Strength will again be holding their special needs surf camp.  They are devoted to helping people accomplish the seemingly impossible. This Sunday, August 9 the ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -The Jetty Coquina Jam is an all-female, team surf contest and also a fundraising event. Women are paired randomly after being separated into two age pools and compete in this Summer event to support female cancer through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The fishing over the past week in the Beach Haven area has been strong., but with the approach of Hurricane Isaias, thing will probably be on the back burner for a while. The water temperature in the bay waters behind Long Beach Island have been reaching 80-degrees and ...

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In a nutshell, there are fluke and blowfish in the bay, fluke and kingfish on the beach, fluke and black sea bass on the inshore structure, and some darn fine fishing for tuna in the mid-range distances. The word from Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom is that the abundance of school ...

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TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College announced recently that they have had to cancel the Fall 2020 sports season due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Here is a letter posted on the Ocean Athletics website: Dear Coaches, Students & Our Entire Viking Family — This spring, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities. “All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -The Jetty Coquina Jam is an all-female, team surf contest and also a fundraising event. Women are paired randomly after being separated into two age pools and compete in this Summer event to support female cancer through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The ...

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STAFFORD — Two South Jersey High Schools, Middletown South and Point Pleasant Boro, have withdrawn from the Last Dance Baseball Tournament after advancing to the second round after positive COVID-19 tests according to reports in NJ Advance Media. As a result, two play-in games that were ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - I have always been a big proponent in getting kids involved in fishing. It is such a great activity that keeps them active (not glued to a video screen) and teaches them some valuable lessons. They learn hard work pays off, lessons on conservation, how to handle failure, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  The NJSIAA also released the Phase 2 Guidelines for teams returning to the field. These guidelines will be in place after teams successfully complete Phase 1.  PHASE 2 GUIDELINES Rationale Phase 2 allows for increased team activities as it pertains to skills and drills ...

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STAFFORD — Former Southern Regional Girls Basketball player Allison Spaschak was recently named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Randolph Macon College in Virginia.  Allison graduated from Southern Regional High School in 2014. She was a three-year starter for the Lady ...

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NEW JERSEY - The NJSIAA released its "Return to Play" guidelines on Friday, which essentially pushed back the start of the 2020 Fall Season one month, while eliminating half of the rounds of the state playoffs. If there is a change in the Governor’s Road Back, Restart and Recovery Plan for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan Holloway answered questions about a pandemic, a multimillion dollar budget shortfall and more during his first news conference as Rutgers president. The news conference, however, ended on a lighter note. “If there is no football season,” one reporter asked ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY — I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July as we celebrated our great county’s Independence Day. Summer’s crowds are now out in force on the roads, beaches, and waters of Southern Ocean County. It is time to look at the local fishing scene. Recent ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA took one step closer to fall sports in 2020, with the release of the Phase I regulations by the NJSIAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Taskforce.  The task force is chaired by former NJSIAA Executive Committee president Mary Liz Ivins.  She is joined Dr. Jack Kripsak, ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Basketball program will again be offering summer basketball camp this summer.  They are under the direction of former head coach Eric Fierro and current coach John Pampalone.  Please spread the word so our area youth can have a great summer.  The weeks ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Low-risk competitive youth sports such as golf and tennis can resume as early as Monday as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to steer the state down the road to re-opening. Other youth sports that are considered medium or high risks of transmission of COVID-19 will be allowed to start up ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team. He sent this letters to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPinto has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter. Dear Raider Family: I ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Dan Higgins was a 2 sport athlete at Southern Regional High School participating in football and baseball and has just returned to his hometown of Manahawkin after finishing his college and professional career to start his new business venture, Higgins Passing Academy. As a ...

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