Sport Shorts

The Monmouth County Park System is keeping several of its golf courses open for play this winter: Bel-Aire Golf Course in Wall, Charleston Springs Golf Course in Millstone and Shark River Golf Course in Neptune. Golfers will enjoy reduced rates at these courses starting Jan. 1. Weather permitting, courses are open daily from 9 a.m. …

Looking to escape

Red Bank Catholic High School’s Steven Cimelewski, right, tries to break free from the hold of Middletown High School South’s Brendon Rumsby during their 170-pound match at the Old Bridge Ice Breaker Wrestling Tournament. Rumsby won this match; however, Cimelewski came back to take third place at the Clayton Clipper Classic at Clayton High School …

Spartans try to keep pace with Manasquan for A Central lead

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Ocean Township High School’s girls’ bowling team is off to a 4-1 start and appears set to contend with Manasquan High School for the Shore Conference Class A Central title. The Spartans have split a pair of matches against the Warriors, winning, 2-1, Dec. 1 and falling by an identical score …

Bulldogs confident in ability to rebound from 0-4 start

By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School girls’ basketball team was thrown into the frying pan to start the season, going winless through its first four games. Still, the Bulldogs believe they have the talent to climb up the ranks. To open the season, Rumson-Fair Haven had to square off Dec. 18 …

Heath built legendary cross-country program at CBA

Tim Morris The words “great” and “legend” get thrown around so often that they have almost lost their meaning. In the case of retired Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) cross-country coach Tom Heath, those words hardly do him justice. Heath, who stepped down as the Colts’ head coach after another championship year, leaves as one of …

Green Wave wrestlers open season with Neptune Classic win

By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent The Long Branch High School wrestling team got the winter started with a firstplace finish at the Neptune Classic, showing off a strong senior class that is expected to carry the Green Wave this season. The Green Wave secured the team title with 151.5 points, just in front of North Hunterdon …

Caseys’ girls start season 2-0 with sights set on sectionals

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s girls’ basketball team is off to a 2-0 start as the young Caseys look to contend for the NJSIAA Non-Public A title. A year ago, RBC went 22-6 and made its way to the Non-Public A semifinals before falling to St. John Vianney High School. …

Soaring to the basket

Long Branch High School’s Marc Dennis drives to the basket between Colts Neck High School defenders Lloyd Daniels, left, and Brendan Clarke during the Dec. 18 game played in Long Branch. The host Green Wave won the season opener for both teams, 57-54. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR