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 …

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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 …

Field hockey season belonged to district’s Patriots, Colonials

There is something in November that brings out the best in the Freehold Township High School field hockey team: the state playoffs. For the second consecutive year and fourth in the last five, the Patriots captured the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship. This year, they did it the hard way on the road 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 …

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

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 …