Athletics Notebook

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Ranney School rising sophomore A.J. Gracia, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder on the Panthers’ baseball team, has verbally committed to play for the Duke University Blue Devils once he graduates in 2023. Garcia chose the Blue Devils during his freshman year. The Panthers’ 2020 season was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Continue reading

Ocean Football Running Back Looks Forward to College

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Nasir Thompson was a Classic football player for the Ocean Township High School Spartans during his senior season. He rarely came off the field. And he impressed enough coaches to earn a berth in the 43rd annual Shore Sports Network All-Shore Gridiron Classic, cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It really hurts […]

Continue reading

Ranney School Welcomes Head Girls Lacrosse Coach

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Ranney School athletics director Natalie Gorman has announced the hiring of Rachel Lasda as the Panthers’ head girls lacrosse coach for the 2021 season. “We are thrilled to be adding a coach with Rachel’s experience and expertise to our coaching staff,” Gorman said. “Rachel is a proven winner and is committed to […]

Continue reading

St. Rose High School Profile

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER The world of sports is caught up in numbers. Statistic after statistic is used to determine the value of an athlete. However, Abby Antognoli’s value runs deeper than numbers. At least that’s how St. Rose High School girls basketball coach Mary Beth Chambers sees it. “She does a lot of work that […]

Continue reading

Team Captain is ‘Formidable’ Force at St. Rose High

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER There was no stopping Makayla Andrews. The St. Rose High School girls basketball standout turned the McCann Activities and Athletic Center into her personal playground. The senior guard erupted for 29 points, hammered for 11 rebounds and handed out three assists, powering the host Purple Roses past Rumson-Fair Haven Regional 76-50. Andrews […]

Continue reading

Monmouth Regional Football Preview

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER First-year Monmouth Regional High School football coach Dan Wendel wants to see togetherness among his Falcons. “Our motto is, ‘One Family…One Mission,’ ” the former Monmouth player said. “We want to continue to come together and build the foundation for this program.” How together the Falcons will be in terms of wins […]

Continue reading