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 …

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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, …

Astarita, Servidio top talented All-District gymnastics team

Howell High School’s Monica Servidio had another big year for the Rebels. She was second in the all-around at the NJSIAA state sectional and 10th at the state championships. DORINE SHAPIRO The wealth of gymnastics talent has never been greater than it is right now in the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). It could …

Roche, Hayes lead pack on district cross-country team

Freehold Township High School’s Ciara Roche put together one of the finest cross-country seasons in Freehold Regional High School District history. She finished sixth at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR The exploits of Freehold Township High School’s Ciara Roche and Howell High School’s Niamh Hayes highlighted another outstanding …

Brannan, Cougars’ harriers dominated boys cross-country

Colts Neck High School’s Jordan Brannan, right, completed his breakout season in cross-country by finishing 13th at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. The junior helped the Cougars retain the Central Jersey Group III championship. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Jordan Brannan and his Colts Neck High School teammates dominated the crosscountry scene in …

Politz raised bar high for future Lancers gymnasts

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer St. John Vianney High School’s Kristen Politz, who lives in Marlboro, captured the all-around individual title at the NJSIAA championships. The Lancers’ senior also won the floor exercise. DORINE SHAPIRO Kristen Politz knew she only had one chance to leave her mark in high school gymnastics. St. John Vianney High …

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Manalapan High School graduate Jake Kaminsky is a member of the Hofstra University wrestling team. He is a freshman. Last winter, Kaminsky was an NJSIAA state championship medal winner, finishing in seventh place at 162 pounds in Atlantic City. He won the District 21 title and was runner-up in Region 6. His overall record in …

Feaster, Tagliaferri lead Cougars to Group III soccer title

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Colts Neck High School defender Allison Russo heads the ball away from a Northern Highlands Regional High School attacker during the NJSIAA Group III final played at Kean University in Union Nov. 21. The Cougars beat the Highlanders, 1-0, to win their first state championship. SCOTT FRIEDMAN Doug Phillips spent …