Independent Sports

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...

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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....

Ras makes college decision with 2 years left at Middletown North

By Wayne Witkowski Tyler Ras made an early decision this summer to continue his baseball career with an athletic financial package at NCAA Division I...

Eagles seek to fill important roles ahead of football season

By Wayne Witkowski Gaping holes left by the spring graduations of running back Cole Rogers and quarterback/kicker Matt Mosquera need to be filled as Middletown...

Summer basketball tourneys helping Lancers build team chemistry

By Matthew Rocco A whirlwind summer has taken the St. John Vianney High School girls basketball team through Maryland and the local Maroon and White...

Marlboro’s Nigro among Preseason All-MAAC soccer picks

It is players like Marlboro’s Dave Nigro who keep the Monmouth University men’s soccer team at the top every year. A former standout at Marlboro...

Mater Dei players traveling to China for hoops, cultural experience

Mater Dei Prep student-athletes Elijah Barnes (senior) and Kenny Jones (junior) are traveling to Beijing, China, as part of the Global Squad with John...
Eric Sucar

Exaggerator triumphs in Haskell at Monmouth Park

Exaggerator, the winner of the Preakness Stakes earlier this year, stamped himself as the midseason leader of his division with a decisive victory over...

Schutt-Smith ready to lead Eagles as new softball coach

By Wayne Witkowski Lisa Schutt-Smith took an unexpected career turn before she was named successor to Hall of Fame coach Tom Erbig for Middletown High...

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Teams are being sought for the fall session of Middlesex County Parks and Recreation Office’s Adult Slow Pitch Softball Leagues. Those interested can register...

Late rally puts Lincroft in district championship game

By Matthew Rocco With a trip to the Little League Junior League Eastern Regional Tournament on the line, Lincroft entered the District 19 finals with...

Adjustments being made for new youth soccer rules

By Wayne Witkowski Youth soccer practices are a few weeks away and most are adjusting to the changed age alignment, says one director of a...

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