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 […]

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Pep Rally on Ocean Township Lawn

By DON STINE A pep rally for the Kean University football team got a little extra support two weeks ago when Ocean Township police showed up for the event. On Tues., June 2, three police officers showed up to support the Kean University football program at a “Football Unites Unity Pep Rally.” The rally was […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ranney Students Raising Funds for Frontline Workers

One of the defining characteristics of a strong community is its ability to come together in the most difficult of times. The pandemic has galvanized Ranney School’s students, families, and faculty to rise to the challenge. A number of the students and parents at the Tinton Falls school have spearheaded efforts to support frontline workers […]

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Vote Expected on Asbury Park School Budget

The finance committee and administration of the Asbury Park Board of Education are working this week to pare down an expected increase of $2 million in property taxes in the 2020-2021 school budget. The budget is scheduled to be voted on May 7 at a meeting at 7 p.m. At this time the budget features […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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