Bob Hurley shows students proper positioning at South Brunswick Grand Slam during a basketball clinic on June 21. Hurley is the all-time winningest boys basketball coach in state high school history. SCOTT FRIEDMAN
Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta, 46, died Saturday in a high-speed racing accident at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The accident occurred during qualifying for the following day’s Lucas Oil NHRA (NationalHot Rod Association) SuperNationals. Kalitta’s car went out of control and crashed during the fourth and final round of qualifying. He was extracted from… Continue reading Racecar driver has fatal crash at local drag strip
Winners at the Lucas Oil SuperNationals at Raceway Park were in no mood to celebrate their victories on Sunday. The death of one of its own, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta in a qualifying round accident on Saturday, cast a gloom over the event. Kalitta, 46, was a two-time NHRA… Continue reading Subdued triumphs for Raceway Park winners
BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer The gold medal rests next to his bed as a reminder. “On days I don’t want to run, I look at it,” said Ed Moran, the native of the Dayton section of South Brunswick who won the 5,000-meter run at last year’s Pan-American Games in Rio De Janiero Brazil. Moran… Continue reading Moran running 10K at U.S. Olympic Trials
Monmouth University freshmen Ryan Terry and Nick Pulsonetti were both honored as Freshman All-American by Ping!Baseball. Terry was named Third-Team All-Freshman, while Pulsonetti was tabbed an honorable mention. The duo, who were each named All- League by the Northeast Conference, also earned Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors earlier this month. Terry, the Northeast Conference… Continue reading Sports Shorts
CHRIS KELLY staff Red-gold team member Christopher Sisco of South Brunswick works the mound during the Greater Middlesex Conference Baseball Coaches Association’s 2008 Frank Gavagin GMC Senior All-Star Game, held at East Brunswick Vo-Tech School on June 12.
Finals are Sunday As one of theNationalHot RodAssociation’s (NHRA) original seven national events, Raceway Park is a major player in drag racing history. Since the Old Bridge track first hosted an NHRA event in 1968, the best racers in the sport have left their mark on the quarter mile drag strip. This weekend, when Raceway… Continue reading Raceway Park hosting NHRA SuperNationals
Linwood Middle School boys soccer coach John Zimmer will be holding his Raider Soccer Camp for co-ed students in grades 2-8 at LinwoodMiddle School on June 23-June 27 from 9 a.m.- noon. Special guest coach will be North Brunswick High School All-State soccer player and Rutgers University bound Ibrahim Kamara. Call 732-492-7880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org… Continue reading Sports Shorts
South Brunswick High School sophomore Sophia Ginez competes in the Girls 1,600-meter run at the NJSIAA Track and Field Championships at South Plainfield High School on June 5. Ginez placed fourth in the race with a time of four minutes, 59.38 seconds.
BY SHAWN LAYTON Staff Writer A3-2 win over Old Bridge gave the St. Joseph’s High School baseball team its third Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title in the past five years. Left fielder George Gonzalez, the game’s Most Valuable Player, came up with a pair of clutch hits including the game-winner in the seventh inning. Gonzalez,… Continue reading St. Joe’s baseball caps season with GMC crown