Defense fueled Braves’ run to state playoffs Garretson’s Braves fall in CJ IV quarterfinals to East Brunswick By tim morris I t didn’t take very long for Rick Garretson and his Manalapan Braves to realize what their strength was this year — defense. "We saw that we were struggling offensively and if we were going …

Cougars winners out of the gate on hardwood By tim morris der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Kim Wild of Colts Neck High School looks to get a shot off against South Amboy’s Reyon Rone in the first quarter of a Central Jersey Group I tournament game last week. "At first, teams took us lightly; they didn’t think we’d …

Gallo takes mile title at Eastern States O’Rourke second, White third in meet at Armory in NYC Lindsey Gallo "It’s good to know that I’m back," Howell’s Lindsey Gallo declared after winning the one-mile run at the Eastern States Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 29 at the Armory in New York City. "This …

Cunliffe, Morello lead Super-Region qualifiers Meadowlands one-step away for local wrestlers JERRY WOLKOWITZ Zach Cunliffe of Howell High School controls Rumson-Fair Haven’s Bryan Heller in the Region VI bout at Brick Memorial High School on Saturday. Cunliffe went on to finish second in the region. Z ach Cunliffe was called the best freshman to ever …