Independent Sports

Rockets football team on a roll after turning season around

By Matthew Rocco Between the injuries and the challenging schedule, the first three weeks of the season weren’t kind to the Raritan High School football...

Football tryouts for national tournament Nov. 7 at Rutgers

The 2016 Football University (FBU) National Championship will hold its tryouts for sixth, seventh and eighth grades of the North New Jersey and South New...

Shore Regional and CBA each honored with NJSIAA ShopRite Cup

ROBBINSVILLE -- Shore Regional High School and Christian Brothers Academy  (CBA) were among six high schools from New Jersey that received this year’s ShopRite...

Middletown South suffer first gridiron loss since 2014

By Matthew Rocco A showdown between two of the best football teams in the Shore Conference — and, for that matter, the entire state —...

CBA looks to move past sole blemish of boys’ soccer season

By Wayne Witkowski Teams often validate their seasons by avenging losses. Christian Brothers Academy's (CBA) soccer team has taken that same approach over the years, particularly...

Holmdel prepares for possible state matchup with tennis rival

By Matthew Rocco The Holmdel High School girls' tennis team is proving to be a dangerous postseason contender again. After winning the Shore Conference Tournament,...

Wall Stadium’s Modified ‘Twin 50s’ headline Spooky Spectacular

A large field of Downs Ford Modified stock cars can be expected at Wall Stadium Speedway Oct. 29 when “Twin 50” lap main events...
Eric Sucar

NJSIAA announced increased revenues from 2015-16 scholastic year

An increase in total revenues by approximately $310,000 over the previous year was announced this past week by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic...

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Yannick Gingras was elected to the Board of Directors of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ). Of the 758 members, 347...

Freehold Raceway hosts multiple N.J. Futurity races

Freehold Raceway hosted four New Jersey Futurity races for 3- and 4-year-old pacers and trotters alike last week. The first of the four New Jersey...

Always B Miki headlines Breeders Crown Pace eligibles

The world’s fastest pacer, Always B Miki, who recently reset the time standard in harness racing to 1:46, leads a group of 39 eligible...

Lions overcome injury, win three straight on gridiron

By Wayne Witkowski When well-regarded junior halfback Connor Welsh suffered an arm injury early in the second game of the season, some felt it was...

Lancers making mark on football program with physical play

By Matthew Rocco The St. John Vianney High School football team has fully embraced smashmouth football, and it’s getting big results. The Lancers maintained their perfect...

Hornets claim fifth straight girls’ tennis conference crown

By Matthew Rocco The Holmdel High School girls' tennis team earned its fifth straight Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) championship — the beginning of what the...

Middletown girls’ soccer team contending for tourney berths

By Wayne Witkowski The girls' soccer teams at Middletown High School North and Middletown High School South fell out contention in the Shore Conference B...

Huskies closing in on A Central boys’ soccer title

By Wayne Witkowski Coach Tyler Isaacson and Matawan Regional High School’s boys’ soccer team is getting the last laugh on the skeptics. The Huskies were predicted...

Wall Stadium’s ‘Champions Day’ postponed to Oct. 15

A second straight Saturday of persistent light rain and drizzle forced Wall Stadium Speedway officials to postpone the Oct. 8 “Champions Day” events one...

Meadowlands to host 2017 $1M Hambletonian Aug. 5

The Meadowlands Racetrack, longest-running host track of the classic Hambletonian race for 3-year-old trotters, has set a date of Saturday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2017,...

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