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Redbirds’ Merkel caps football career with Player of the Year honor

Dan Merkel did it all during his four years as the quarterback of the Allentown High School football team. He set records in Mercer County,...

NJSIAA announces plan for 2021 high school spring sports season

After high school spring sports teams were not able to have a season in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the New Jersey State...

Big day for Pelling and Siegelman at Freehold Raceway on Oct. 31

Harness racing drivers Jack Pelling and Austin Siegelman both had a day to remember at Freehold Raceway on Oct. 31. Pelling, the son of trainer...
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Allentown topples Notre Dame, 3-0, in Senior Day soccer match

Allentown High School girls soccer coach Kim Maurer and her players went against the norm most schools followed during 2020 and waited to hold...

Podium Girl equals track record at Freehold Raceway

FREEHOLD - History was made at Freehold Raceway on Oct. 24 as Podium Girl wrapped up the New Jersey Sire Stakes - Standardbred Development...

Monmouth Park shows increases in handle as 2020 season concludes

OCEANPORT - Monmouth Park showed increases in both the daily transmission of its signal and in total average handle compared to 2019 while also...
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Redbirds gridders embracing road warrior mentality in 2020

ALLENTOWN - Control what you can control. That has been the message Allentown High School football coach Andrew Lachenmayer has been preaching to his...

Huston has five horses entered in three stakes races for closing day at Monmouth

OCEANPORT - For a trainer whose stable consists of “about 95%” Jersey breds, Rory Huston could not have hand-picked a better final card for...

No Cents scores by a neck in featured allowance at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT - With limited options and time running out on the thoroughbred racing season, trainer Cal Lynch decided to take a shot with a...

Legendary harness driver Kelly passes at age 85

Harold Kelly, 85, a harness racing driver who was a fixture at Freehold Raceway for a half-century, died on Oct. 19. According to an obituary...

Apprentice jockey gaining foothold with two more mounts on Oct. 21 card

OCEANPORT - At an age when most of those in his profession are already well established, Victor Flores is just starting. But a dream...

Hall of Fame trainer to make Monmouth Park part of regular rotation

OCEANPORT - After four successful months having a string of horses at Monmouth Park for the first time, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer...

Premier Star impresses with victory in Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth

OCEANPORT - If Premier Star’s solid showing in his last race wasn’t enough to convince trainer Michael Trombetta the colt was sitting on a...

Gov. signs order allowing resumption of indoor sports

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 187, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in indoor settings for organized sports defined...

Monmouth Park cancels Monday holiday card

OCEANPORT - Monmouth Park has canceled its scheduled eight-race holiday racing card for Monday, Oct. 12, due to heavy rain and wind, according to...

Almanaar shakes off rust from layoff to win Monmouth Stakes

OCEANPORT - Despite being idle for more than 16 months, Almanaar reinforced two well-known beliefs in the Grade 3 Monmouth Stakes at Monmouth Park...

Krause wins 2020 title; McCarthy wins Wall Stadium Modified race

WALL TOWNSHIP - Eddie McCarthy of Brick Township won his career first Modified stock car 40-lap feature race and Holmdel's Andrew Krause won his...

Trainer Worsley hoping Singlino lives up to promise in Born to Run Stakes

OCEANPORT - John Worsley might well be retired by now after 44 years as a trainer if he hadn’t broken a horse named Singlino...

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