Weber leads Warriors to win in girls hoops season opener

By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent New Egypt High School’s Faith Weber has enjoyed more success in 2015 than most student-athletes would enjoy throughout their entire high school careers. The 6-foot senior got off to a roaring start for the two-time defending Burlington County Scholastic League Independent Division champion girls’ basketball team, scoring 26 points, grabbing 18 …

Between defenders

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Brookdale Community College’s Jordan Little goes up between two Ocean County College defenders during the Dec. 10 game played on Brookdale’s home floor, Collins Arena in Lincroft. The host Jersey Blues held on to beat the Vikings, 71-69.

Jaguars’ expectations stay high for wrestling season

JACKSON MEMORIAL By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent It’s a challenge to find wrestlers at Jackson Memorial High School to replace Brody Graham — who placed third in the state tournament — as well as four-year starters like Fred Terranova, Hunter Reese, Jarret DiGiantomasso, Sean Leahey and Connor Bohringer. Graham, a heavyweight who has embarked on a …

Young Jersey Blues positioned for region hoops tourney run

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Brookdale Community College’s Aaron Trimble, left, a Howell High School graduate, looks to pass the ball to an open teammate after Ocean County College defenders collapse around him during the Dec. 10 game played in Brookdale’s Collins Arena. The Jersey Blues, who are off to a 9-2 start, edged the …

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 …

SPORT SHORTS

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 sessions are broken down into age groups of 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18, and …

Jaguars secure back-to-back state football championships

By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent Jackson Memorial High School’s Mike Gawlik (8) goes up and over the Brick Memorial High School defense to score one of his three touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 42-14 victory over the top-seeded Mustangs in the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group IV championship playoff game Dec. 5 at Rutgers University’s High Point Solutions …

New Egypt Jr. Pee Wees compete for Multi-Region title

By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent New Egypt’s Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner Warriors football team, which won the Division III Eastern Region championship last month, is one win away from adding the Multi-Region championship at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The Warriors are now 14-0. They play the Capitol City Steelers of …