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Central Jersey RedLegs will hold tryouts for the 11U 2016 spring and summer baseball season. Winter workouts start the first week of January. Indoor tournaments, league play and multiple travel tournaments will be played. Home fields are located in Michael Tighe Park, Freehold Township. Contact Coach Tom at tfigliolino@aol.com for details. Jackson Memorial High School …

Heath built legendary cross-country program at CBA

SPORTS VIEW Tim Morris The words “great” and “legend” get thrown out so often that they have almost lost their meaning. In the case of retired Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) cross-country coach Tom Heath, those words hardly do him justice. Heath, who stepped down as the Colts’ head coach after another championship year, leaves as …

Rebels expect to be tested defending A North mat title

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Howell High School’s Kyle Slendorn, top, who defeated Colts Neck High School’s Joey King for the NJSIAA District 21 championship last year, is one of four wrestlers returning to the Rebels’ lineup who qualified for the state championships in Atlantic City. Howell is looking to win its 11th consecutive Shore …

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 the Ocean County College defense collapses 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 …

Cougars, Patriots headline All-District girls soccer team

Even by the lofty standards set by previous Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) girls soccer teams, 2015 was unforgettable. On Nov. 21 at Kean University, Colts Neck High School and Freehold Township High School captured their first state championships. From the start of the season, Doug Phillips’ Cougars seemed destined for greatness. They had …

Podvorchani, Marlboro were district’s aces on tennis court

Howell High School’s Barbara Podvorchani has become the face of Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) girls tennis. While Marlboro High School maintained its hold on the Shore Conference A North Division and a firm grip as the district’s best team, Podvorchani has emerged as the area’s best player. The Rebels’ sophomore went through the …

Marlboro’s Kenningham, Dinh lead All-District volleyball team

The girls volleyball season again centered around Marlboro High School. Head coach Margie McNamara’s Mustangs are firmly entrenched as one of the best programs in the Shore, and they maintained that status in 2015 thanks to Grace Kenningham and Teresa Dinh. Marlboro went 16-7, finishing second to Wall High School in the Shore Conference A …

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Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, which provides venue management, food services and hospitality and ticketing and fan engagement to Mercer County’s Sun National Bank Center, announced a partnership with River Horse Brewing Co. to sell their local craft beer at the Sun National Bank Center. The newly branded pub area, which is located near section 109 …

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 …