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SCOTT FRIEDMAN

Monmouth Park closes out 2016 racing season

The curtain came down on the 2016 Monmouth Park season Sept. 25, as Paco Lopez captured his fifth riding title, Jorge Navarro his fourth...

Holmdel in pursuit of more girls’ tennis championships

By Matthew Rocco The Holmdel High School girls' tennis team hasn’t missed a beat. The Hornets, coming off another championship season, already have five shutouts...

Late goal keeps CBA soccer team undefeated

By Wayne Witkowski Christian Brothers Academy's (CBA) unbeaten soccer team got its fourth and most important victory of the season so far when Matt Thorsheim's...

Eagles, Lions open football campaigns with victories

By Wayne Witkowski Maxx Imsho and two newcomers played significant roles in Middletown High School South's football victory at Red Bank Catholic High (RBC) School,...

Lancers focusing on winning ground game on gridiron

By Matthew Rocco St. John Vianney High School was on the losing end of last year’s NJSIAA Non-Public, Group III final, but the 2016 football...

Raritan boys soccer team poised for big comeback season

By Matthew Rocco The Raritan High School boys soccer team is stocked with veterans for the 2016 season, and they’re eager to lead the Rockets...

Rockets to rely on experience as they defend state football title

By Matthew Rocco The Raritan High School football team is entering the 2016 season as the defending NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group II champions, a title...

Quarterback position up for grabs at Matawan

By Wayne Witkowski Matawan Regional High School's football team will have a different look from the past two seasons when it opens Sept. 9 at...

Lions are A North contenders as Eagles look for improvement

By Wayne Witkowski The Middletown High School North boys soccer team looms as one of the leading contenders in the Shore Conference A North Division,...

Not much change expected at CBA under new soccer coach

By Wayne Witkowski High school student-athletes, particularly graduating seniors, can be apprehensive about a coaching change. However, all-state player and preseason All-American Matt Thorsheim and his...

Brookdale women’s soccer team looks to set itself apart

By Tim Morris Katie Amundson is taking the same approach to Brookdale Community College’s women’s soccer season that she has the last three years. “I don’t...

Matawan looking forward to next boys basketball season

By Wayne Witkowski Matawan Regional High School's boys basketball team has been making the most of the offseason, as it looks to regain its winning...

Mater Dei players learned more than basketball on China trip

By Matthew Rocco Two Mater Dei Prep student-athletes had a unique experience on the basketball court this summer. For a little more than a week,...
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Hawks relying on local talent in pursuit of MAAC soccer title

By Matthew Rocco With the help of some local talent, the Monmouth University women’s soccer team is in prime position to defend its claim to...

Captain Ivanicki wants to lead Hawks back to NCAA Tournament

By Tim Morris Leadership has come naturally to Rachael Ivanicki. In high school, she was a captain of all her athletic teams (soccer and cross-country). "I'm pretty...

Middletown North looks to continue building football program

By Wayne Witkowski When Steve Bush took over Middletown High School North's football team as head coach four years ago, he took a gamble starting...

Sports shorts

The Mansfield University Fall Prospect Clinic is designed for high school student-athletes who are looking to play college and/or professional baseball. The focus of...

Saturday in the Park 5K benefits women, their children

Another large turnout of women runners and walkers are expected to join together at Holmdel Park on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend (Sept....

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