Monmouth County Sports

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Colts Neck tops Steinert, 10-1, to win first state sectional softball crown

History was made with a capital "A" on June 12 in Colts Neck when the Colts Neck High School softball team rode a complete-game gem by senior pitcher Ava Metzger to a 10-1 victory...
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Middletown South defeats Marlboro, 2-0, to win Central Jersey Group IV crown

Matt Pontari said he knew he had to be “great” on the mound as the Middletown South High School baseball team’s starting pitcher in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV state sectional tournament championship...

Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun heads field of five in TVG.com Pegasus Stakes

OCEANPORT – Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun will face four other 3-year-olds, including two graded stakes winners, when he marks his return to racing in the June 13 TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. Unraced since...

Pirate’s Punch, Ny Traffic head field of 10 for Grade 3 Salvator Mile

OCEANPORT – Pirate’s Punch and Ny Traffic took turns with impressive performances a year ago at Monmouth Park. Now they will match their considerable talents in the same race at the track. Pirate’s Punch, idle...

Jockey Maria Scaldaferri to make Monmouth debut June 11

OCEANPORT – Trainer Luis Carvajal has a simple explanation for giving so many unproven – and often inexperienced – jockeys a chance with his horses. “When you do good things for people it eventually comes...

HEWYBL launches all-girls youth flag football league

    The Hightstown-East Windsor Youth Sports League (HEWYBL), Central New Jersey’s premier NFL Flag Football League, has announced the formation of an all-girl’s flag football league. The league will launch in the fall for girls ages...

Altaf handles jump to stakes company by winning Lady’s Secret Stakes

OCEANPORT – No matter what challenges trainer Chad Brown throws at the lightly raced Altaf, she seems to handle each one more easily than the last. Facing stakes company for the first time in her...
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Pontari, Middletown South top Freehold Township in state sectional tournament

It wasn’t the start Matt Pontari and the Middletown South High School baseball team were expecting against Freehold Township in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV state sectional tournament on June...

Holmdel’s Krause wins 2021 Garden State Classic at Wall Stadium

WALL TOWNSHIP - Defending Modified stock car driving champion Andrew Krause continued his 2021 regular season domination on June 5 by winning the 61st running of the 125-lap Garden State Classic at Wall Stadium...
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Marlboro defeats Manalapan, 7-4; advances to state sectional tournament semifinals

The Marlboro High School baseball team is firing on all cylinders and playing its best baseball of the 2021 season at the perfect time. The No. 9 seed Mustangs (14-7) won their seventh straight game...

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