Mustangs look to build on sectional championship run

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer MARLBORO As the Marlboro High School girls’ basketball team embarks on its 2015-16 season, the Mustangs carry over the momentum of last year’s championship season. Last winter, spurred by guard Nicole Shatsky, Marlboro captured the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group IV championship, defeating Monroe Township High School in an overtime thriller. …

Patriots’ sectional championship highlighted boys soccer season

Freehold Township High School helped make it another championship season for Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) boys’ soccer. In Todd Briggs’ final year as the Patriots head coach — he stepped down at the end of the season — Freehold Township backed up the head coach’s expectations by capturing the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group …

Indoor track and field season opens with big victories by district athletes

Track and field athletes from the Freehold Regional High School District are setting the benchmarks for the indoor season. In the early meets of the 2015-16 under cover season, a quartet of area athletes have turned in the top marks in the state. It started at the Demarest Invitational Dec. 19 at the John Bennett …

Tar Heels’ Wold is First Team All-American for third time

Emily Wold concluded a magnificent collegiate career at the University of North Carolina by making her fourth All-American Field Hockey Team. The Freehold High School graduate was selected to the All-American First Team for the third consecutive year after making the Third Team as a freshman. She is just the sixth Tar Heels athlete to …

SPORT SHORTS

Manalapan High School is seeking nominations for its Athletic Hall of Fame. For an application or additional information, call Supervisor of Extracurricular Activities John Hein at 732-792-7200, ext. 5011, or go to www.frhsd.com/manalapan. The Monmouth County Park System is keeping several of its golf courses open for play this winter: Bel-Aire Golf Course in Wall, …

Colonials’ quarterback Curry tops All-District football team

Freehold High School quarterback Jake Curry was a dual threat this fall with his passing and running, which helped the Colonials reach the state playoffs for a second consecutive season. SCOTT FRIEDMAN With three teams — Freehold High School, Freehold Township High School and Manalapan High School — all reaching the state playoffs this fall, …

Patriots’ girls sit atop bowling division with balanced lineup

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Freehold Township High School’s girls’ bowling team will head into 2016 with a two-game edge on perennial champion Howell High School. The Patriots are 14-1 in Shore Conference Central B Division play, while the Rebels stand at 12-3. Robert Wagner, the Patriots’ new head coach, has credited the team’s overall …