Changes being considered by NJSIAA for non-public schools

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent High school football in New Jersey may change dramatically in 2016 as a result of the NJSIAA’s vote to create a separate conference for non-public high schools. NJSIAA members voted, 215-128, Dec. 7, with two members abstaining, to make the change. However, there is a possibility that the decision could be …

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Due to popular demand, the Mansfield University baseball program will host an expanded nine sessions of its Christmas Baseball Clinics this year, including a Mini Camp option for those seeking a more intensified experience. A long-time stocking stuffer tradition, the seven sessions are broken down into age groups of 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18, …

State football champions

Top: Shore Regional High School’s Doug Goldsmith powers through the Palmyra High School defense during the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group I final Dec. 5 at Kean University in Union. The Blue Devils successfully defended their title, scoring a 56-28 triumph. Above: Shore Regional’s Jack Britton (27) follows his blockers as he runs upfield. SCOTT FRIEDMAN …

Bulldogs, Blue Devils wrap up state football titles

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Both the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and Shore Regional High School football teams won their respective state sectional championships in a convincing manner Dec. 5. Top-seeded Shore Regional rolled up 520 yards on the ground as it downed thirdseeded Palmyra (10-2), 56-28, at Kean University to win its second straight …

Area football teams face off for state championships

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Three area football teams will be playing in their respective state sectional championship games Dec. 5. Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School will take on undefeated Red Bank Regional High School for the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group III crown, while undefeated Shore Regional High School will meet Palmyra High School for the …

Monmouth’s Robinson named National Player of the Week

It’s been a historic season for the Monmouth University men’s basketball team, and December is just beginning. During the month of November, Monmouth stunned national power UCLA on the Bruins’ legendary home floor, Pauley Pavilion. The Hawks followed that up at the AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando, Florida, by scoring their first victory over a top-25 …

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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 …

Colts rise to occasion again to claim Meet of Champions title

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Sarah Nelson (2592) was the Bulldogs’ top harrier at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park Nov. 21. The Bulldogs, who captured the Group II cross-country state championship this fall, finished 15th at the MOC. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Tom Heath wanted to see …