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Dan Rackliffe at 77 pounds and Nick Zbranak at 171 pounds pinned their respective opponents in the championship finals while Dean Sherry, at 97 pounds, Brian Matthews, at 112, and seventh-grader Dom Spampanato, at 134, also were weight-class champions as Lake Riviera Middle School finished second in the Brawl at the Beach Tournament in Point …

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2009 Women’s Professional Soccer Champions Sky Blue FC is hosting its final open tryouts on Jan. 5 and 6 at Robbinsville Field House, 153 Manor Way in Robbinsville. The deadline to register is Jan. 3. The Sky Blue FC open tryouts are intended for college seniors or players who have completed their college eligibility, and …

Former BTHS star gymnast Poplaski learning ‘team concept’ at Towson

BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer Lindsay Poplaski is looking forward to a big year for herself and the Towson University, Maryland, gymnastics team. The former balance beam state champion at Brick Township High School is ready and eager for the season that goes into full throttle in a few days. She’ll compete in the all-around …

Lake Riviera grapplers off to good start for season

BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer Lake Riviera Middle School’s threetime Ocean County Blue Division championship wrestling team has the makings of another fine season, despite seeing its 27-match unbeaten streak halted by Southern. Just how good the team is will be realized on Jan. 30 in the Ocean County Middle Schools Blue Division tournament, followed …

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ERIC SUCAR staff The Brick Memorial High School girls basketball team runs through a passing drill during practice at the school gymnasium on Dec. 16. ERIC SUCAR staff

BTHS girls, BMHS boys in midst of stellar bowling seasons

Brick bowlers continue success this season BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer It’s a typical season for the Brick Township and Brick Memorial high school bowling teams with their usual show of strength heading into the holiday break. Brick Township girls and Brick Memorial boys won the Westfield Tournament as defending state champions two weekends ago …