Sports Briefs

The Board of Directors of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey elected Mark Ford as its president at a reorganization meeting held Nov. 16 at the association’s offices in Manalapan. Ford, one of the leading trainers in Meadowlands history, owns and operates the Mark Ford Training Center. He fills the position occupied …

Brookdale women win 3rd straight NJCAA soccer title

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Brookdale Community College’s women’s soccer team won the NJCAA Division III national championship Nov. 15. The Jersey Blues beat Oxford College of Emory University, 1-0, at Ocean County College in Toms River and became the first junior college women’s soccer team to win three straight national titles. A ll that …

Blue Devils reach 4th straight Group I soccer finals

By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent The Shore Regional High School girls’ soccer team continued to roll through the NJSIAA tournament. After wrapping up the Central Jersey Group I title, the Blue Devils booked a ticket to the Group I championship game for the fourth straight year. The Blue Devils had to overcome a first-half deficit against …

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Middletown High School North’s Khristian Acosta signed to play ice hockey at Quinnipiac University, and Christine Gebhardt signed to play softball at Manhattan College. In addition, Robert Hampton has verbally committed to play ice hockey at Northeastern University.

Blue Devils maintain hold on Central Jersey Group I soccer

SHORE REGIONAL By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent Shore Regional High School’s Katie Stephens, right, kicks the ball upfield before Metuchen High School defender Drew Schuchman can interfere during the Nov. 12 NJSIAA Central Jersey ,Group I championship match. The Blue Devils captured their fourth straight state sectional championship with a 4-0 victory over Metuchen. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER …

Area football teams advance in Central Jersey Group III

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Three area Shore Conference teams will play in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey ,Group III playoffs Nov. 20. Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, Ocean Township High School and Red Bank Regional High School — the top three seeds in that order — all won their opening-round games in dominant …

Hawks stun UCLA at legendary Pauley Pavilion

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY Monmouth University’s men’s basketball team scored a program defining victory in one of the most hallowed gymnasiums in college basketball, UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. The Hawks, to say the least, stunned UCLA on the floor where Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Bill Walton once ruled and where head coach John Wooden led his …

Politz, Caseys add more titles at sectional championships

By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent In addition to winning the all-around crown at the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Section I Championships Nov. 7 at Manalapan High School, St. John Vianney High School’s Kristen Politz won the floor exercise. DORINE SHAPIRO Defending NJSIAA champion Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School and four of its Shore Conference rivals surged …

Area football teams gear up for state sectional playoffs

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Shore Regional High School’s football team won its eighth straight game, outlasting a pesky Asbury Park High School squad for a 20-7 victory Nov. 7 in West Long Branch. The triumph gave coach Mark Costantino’s team the top spot in the race for the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group I playoffs with …