Long Branch kicks off local lifeguard competition National champs start season off right

Staff Writer By chris kelly Long Branch kicks off local lifeguard competition National champs start season off right CHRIS KELLY Monmouth Beach’s Bill George steers his hull over a wave during the open surfboat race at the Long Branch Lifeguard Tournament on July 5. The 2001 United States Lifesaving Association’s local competition started last week …

Skaters, bicyclists to perform at Monmouth Park X-Games Demonstration set for Sunday as part of Family Day

Staff Writer By jack oakley Skaters, bicyclists to perform at Monmouth Park X-Games Demonstration set for Sunday as part of Family Day In an effort to draw the attention of the younger fan, Monmouth Park has inaugurated a series designed to get the younger generation to the track. On Sunday there will be the Summer …

Rain causes more postponements in Shore Firemen’s softball league

Rain wreaked havoc with the Sunday schedule in the Shore Firemen’s Slow Pitch Softball League as the heavy early-morning shower caused all games to be postponed. With the regular season scheduled to end next Sunday (July 22), the firemen will be scrambling to get all the games in before the end of the season. The …

Seashore opens season with big win over Sands North Shore Club swim league’s season is in full swing

Staff Writer By chris kelly Seashore opens season with big win over Sands North Shore Club swim league’s season is in full swing CHRIS KELLY The Seashore Beach Club’s Lauryn Stengel swims to a first-place finish in the girls’ 13- to 17-year-old 50-yard breaststroke race during a meet with Sands Beach Club on June 28. …

Mulligan’s/IAMA survives scare from Aerial Signs

Staff Writer By jack oakley Some may consider 13 to be an unlucky number, but it’s just the opposite for Mulligan’s/IAMA senior softball team. The Long Branch-based outfit withstood Aerial Signs’ challenge and remained undefeated in the Monmouth County Senior Softball League after an impressive 14-11 victory. Mulligan’s/IAMA has a 13-0 record, with Higgins Funeral …

Sport Shorts

The Oceanport Pirates defeated the West Long Branch Mud Dogs 9-0 last week to win the EMSA Junior League Baseball Championship. The Pirates, who completed their season with an 11-1 record, relied on strong pitching and timely hitting in the championship game. They are coached by Gordan Elam.

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Photo SARAH MCCOLGAN Shore Regional’s Vanessa Pizzulli takes control of the ball during the All-Shore Field Hockey game at Monmouh Regional High School Saturday.