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Freehold High School graduate Jen King continues to excel in gymnastics and the classroom

The University of New Hampshire junior was named to the East Coast Gymnastics League (EAGL) First Team on the uneven bars. King had five top-3 finishes for the Wildcats during the season, including a first-place showing against the University of Pittsburgh. Her high score was 9.850.

King made the EAGL All-Academic Team for the third straight year. She is majoring in kinesiology/exercise science at New Hampshire.

Before New Hampshire, King had a brilliant scholastic career at Freehold, where she was a team captain and led the Colonials to the team state championship as well as successive Shore Conference and Central Jersey crowns. She won an NJSIAA state championship on the floor exercise and was all-state multiple times.

Georgian Court University sophomore Francesca Dee made the 2016 All-East Coast Conference (ECC) Women’s Indoor Track and Field First Team. The Howell High School graduate earn her place in the 500-meter dash by finishing second in the event at the ECC Indoor Championships. Dee smashed the old school record at the meet with her time of 1:19.73.

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has released its 2016 summer event schedule and Gaitway Farm in Englishtown will again host a five-day horsemanship camp. The dates run from July 25-29. Day camp registration fee, which includes all materials and lunches, is $150.

Complete 2016 schedule information, along with applications for the Gaitway camp and all other HHYF summer camps, is available at www.hhyf.org/schedule-applications. For questions or more details, contact HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor at (317) 867-5877 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Application deadline is May 15.

HHYF i€™s for students ages 12-14 and is an intense, hands-on introduction to horsemanship. Participants learn to care for horses, including grooming, proper equipment and safety techniques, and how to drive a horse with assistance from licensed trainers and drivers. HHYF travels with its own stable of Trottingbreds, a slightly smaller racing breed than the Standardbreds who normally race.

The Gaitway camp culminates with a driving exhibition with participants in full colors behind the starting gate. One participant will be selected to represent the training center on Hambletonian Day Aug. 6 at The Meadowlands.

Celebrating 40 years of youth education and service to harness racing, HHYF is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation makes a difference in the lives of young people through interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.

With support from former New York Giants Alumni Heroes like Stephen Baker, Scott Brunner, Chris Calloway, Rod Hampton and Curtis McGriff, New York NFL Alumni Youth Football Camps will return to the area this summer.

Woodbridge High School, 25 Sam Lupo Place, will host one of the camps July 18-22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. On July 25-29, the camp will come to Lincroft at Christian Brothers Academy, 850 Newman Springs Rd. The hours are 8:30-11:30 a.m.

New York NFL Alumni Youth Football Camps provide safe, non-contact football instruction for kids ages 6-14 years old. Led by professional, USA Football-certified coaches, kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the New York way. Through safe, non-contact instruction, the program develops athletic skills, football skills and life skills, while the kids have a blast playing the great game of football.

Within the skill development goals, the New York NFL Alumni Youth Football Camps consider teaching USA Football’s Heads Up Football curriculum a top priority, especially for the tackle-bound players. The Heads Up Football curriculum teaches the players the proper techniques for blocking and tackling so they play better, safer football. Special camp features include attendance from New York Alumni Heroes, daily awards and prizes, Championship Friday and the prestigious New York Camp Leadership Award to select players.

There are two program options within each camp location.

The Comprehensive Skills Camp is for newcomers ages 6-14.

The Accelerated Skills Camp is for team-experienced players ages 9-14.

Five-day camps begin at $224 for the week.

To register, visit www.NFLAlumniYouthFootball.com or call (888)-226-9919.