Sports

May 6, 2021

COLTS NECK – Following a bottom half of the fifth inning in which Colts Neck scored twice to snap a tied score, Ava Metzger delivered the knockout punch when she struck out the side on 12 pitches, seizing the momentum her club needed to secure a 6-3 victory over divisional rival St. John ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  New Jersey Youth Soccer recently held another round of its 4v4 Club Foundation Program at the Normandy Turf Field in Middletown. The NJYS 4v4 Club Foundation Program is designed to provide a fun hour of open play and friendly competition to 7U-8U boys and girls. This event was ...

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The Middletown high school softball community gathered at High School North on Saturday for the inaugural Rick Unterstein Invitational, a six-game event featuring some of the top programs in the Shore Conference competing in honor of the late Middletown educator and softball coach, who ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown High School South Girls Cross Country Coach, William Clifton, isn’t just tops in the state, but the nation. After being named the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) coach of the year, as well as the Northeast Regional coach of the year, Clifton ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the ...

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  MIDDLETOWN – Three goals in the final two minutes of a rivalry bout between High School North and South allowed the Eagles to secure its second consecutive Mayor’s Cup victory by a 5-3 decision. Though the Lions snapped a stalemate in the opening minute of the third period by way of a ...

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MIDDLETOWN – A milestone performance by Vincent Pennino and a barrage of three-point field goals erased an 11-point halftime deficit to lead the third-season Lions to a 71-61 victory over the sixth-seeded Red Raiders in the opening round of Shore Conference Tournament Pod C ...

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KEYPORT – A long outlet pass landed on the fingertips of DJ Thompson on Tuesday.  The lanky multi-sport athlete tracked the pass and hauled it in just as he’s done regularly over the last three fall seasons, starring as a 6’4 wide receiver for the Red Raiders football program. However, this ...

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MIDDLETOWN – Milestone moments for Luke Chrzan and Jesse Dickinson proved to be the difference in Middletown North’s 5-3 win over Jackson Liberty on Monday. Dickinson, a senior, registered the first hat trick of his career – including the eventual game-winning goal midway through the third ...

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MIDDLETOWN – “Nothing special,” was the phrase used by goaltender Dmitrii Kapranov to describe his game-saving stop in the final 10 seconds of a Friday evening meeting between the Marlboro-Holmdel hockey cooperative and Shore Conference Northern Division foe Middletown North.   Those who ...

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MIDDLETOWN – One of the most skilled players in the Shore Conference, and a top play maker in the state, Nate Block can create offense from any point on ice. But it was junior’s gritty performance in front of the net that proved inspirational in Middletown South’s Tuesday evening meeting ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors. "I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Middletown South Eagles fell to the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs 5-3 in a high scoring and offense packed game Thursday afternoon. It was the first time the two teams met since the Shore Conference Finals. Special teams played a big part in this game as four of the eight goals ...

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Above photo was taken on the May 2017 Ramapo signing day for Samantha Stolker.  She is pictured here between her parents Rob and Julie Stolker.  HOLMDEL, NJ: Holmdel High School alumni, 2017 graduate, Samantha Stolker has given her hometown something to cheer about.  According to a news ...

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Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner and you know what that means. Get some good food, grab a drink, get a good seat, and glue your eyes to that television from kickoff until that game clock hits double zeros. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Christian Brothers Academy Colts beat the Middletown North Lions in a big 5-1 win Thursday afternoon in Middletown. They jumped to an early lead just 2:20 into the game as Aiden Guinnessey broke the ice with a goal from Peter Vallebuona and Michael Gravina. From there, the ...

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MIDDLETOWN – The character of a team is best observed in response to a body blow suffered in the heat of competition. Such a punch was delivered by Manalapan in the second period of an opening night bout with the cooperative program of Freehold Boro, Colts Neck and Raritan, as a pair of unanswered ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: With just about a few days before the New Jersey high school hockey starts up again, teams are preparing to be ready. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was pushed back and is scheduled to start January 18th. The Middletown North Lions will be looking to build off a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After a forced time-out of nearly one month, indoor sports in New Jersey returned this weekend, clearing the way for the start of the high school sports winter season. Since Gov. Phil Murphy did not extend his December 5 ban placed on organized indoor sports — practices and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. However, the regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue ...

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On the Lincroft campus of Christian Brothers Academy, basketball season is traditional and ritualistic for a group of super fans known as the Colt Crazies. The pre-game tribal chanting is a precursor to their coordinated pop-corn bouncing in the gym’s rollout bleachers, and synchronized ...

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New Jersey:  As of Saturday, December 5, pools, indoor basketball courts and ice rinks will be empty once again because of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's latest Executive Order halting all indoor youth and high school indoor sports because of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: A family tradition continues for the Middletown South Ice Hockey program with the recent announcement of Andrew Rosenbloom as its new head coach. Two decades ago, when scholastic ice hockey was launched in Middletown, it was Andrew's father, Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, who was at the ...

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NEW JERSEY: Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments early ...

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COLTS NECK – An ability to weather body blows from opposing defenders and a tendency to maneuver through the tangled limbs of double teams speak to the rise of Jordana Golove as one of the Shore Conference’s top goal scorers. According to Colts Neck girls soccer coach Kevin Hein, what sets ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown parents and student athletes came to rally for support to change some minds. Specifically, the minds of the Middletown School Superintendent, Mary Ellen Walker as well as others in the district. They want their outdoor sports back. Walker shutdown sports until ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A significant controversy has boiled over into the public square in Middletown as inside remote learning has affected outside youth sports. This is timely because track missed their Sectionals  and field hockey and soccer are scheduled to play in States on Tuesday. Just ...

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FREEHOLD, N.J. - Anyone who knows baseball over the years knows Dwight Gooden. Gooden pitched the Mets to the World Series Championships in 1986. He played for the Yankees and Cleveland Indians as well. On June 7 2019, he was driving in Holmdel and caught the attention of a player on a different ...

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