SJV duo leads North to win in Coaches Classic Nina Vecchio By tim morris FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Nina Vecchio to Vanessa Putnoky for two. It was a familiar feeling for the St. John Vianney tandem. Only this time, instead of dropping in two for the Holmdel Lancers, it was a game-winning deuce for the North …

Marlboro girls win at Run for the Roses By tim morris W ith their Run for the Roses Tournament championship, the Marlboro Middle School’s eighth-grade girls’ basketball team confirmed that they are as good, if not better, than any that preceded them. Led by tournament Most Valuable Player Brina Pollack, the Marlboro girls avenged their …

Freehold Twp. frosh win Hawk basketball tourney F reehold Township High School’s freshman boys basketball team capped off a terrific late-season flourish by capturing the Hawk Freshman Tournament at Manchester High School. It was the first-ever tournament victory for the freshman program at the school. The Pats defeated Mater Dei, 51-47, in the final, ending …

Sport Shorts Aly Rice and Jayne Jeffreys of the level 6 team from Arena Gymnastics, Princeton, competed at Henderson’s Gymnastics in Edison. Jeffreys, a student at Laura Donovan Elementary School, Freehold Township, came in third in the all-around. Jeffreys came in second on the floor and third on bars. Aly Rice came in second in …

DeMonico cruises to win in St. Paddy’s race Gallo wins third straight Leprechaun 5K; Forys wins male side of race Dave DeMonico By tim morris South River’s Dave DeMonico changed his venue and distance in Freehold, but came up with his customary result — victory. DeMonico, a familiar face and winner of the Born To …

Gallo, O’Rourke, White, Askew, Pellegrino top All-District track der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Jesse Askew of Howell High School provides just one of many highlights in a standout season for the Freehold Regional District track and field performers with his winning effort at the District championships. By tim morris O ld reliables Lindsey Gallo and Dave O’Rourke again …

Starting pitchers get Blues off to good start By tim morris B rookdale Community College’s southern trip has been very pitcher friendly for the Middletown baseball team. Three starts, three wins and three complete games for the Jersey Blues pitchers. Coach Johnny Johnson didn’t have to worry about wearing out his bullpen in Cocoa Beach, …

Coaches come up with new plan for football By lindsey siegle H owell vs. Jackson. Middletown North not meeting Middletown South on Thanksgiving Day. East Brunswick riding the bus to Hunterdon Central every year. Under a new plan by the New Jersey Football Coaches Association that could all be a reality as soon as the …

Cunliffe, Lavin, Olson, Pal, Morello, Giordano top All-District mat team By tim morris Staff Writer I t was Howell High School’s year on the wrestling mats. John Gagliano’s Rebels were strong from the start of the season (third in the Neptune Classic) to the District 21 (second) Tournament. In between they captured the Shore Conference …

Dedication takes Lavin to brink of states der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> JACKIE POLLACK Pat Lavin of Howell High School made himself one of the District’s top wrestlers in just three years. By tim morris Staff Writer E very athlete’s story doesn’t have a happy ending. Take the case of Howell’s Pat Lavin. If anyone deserved to be …