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. […]

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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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Neptune Senior Follows Her Dream to Play College Basketball

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER When Macy Brackett attempts a shot from the field, there’s a better than 50-50 chance it will hit its target–the bottom of the net. The Neptune High School girls basketball standout rarely misses, according to her coach, John Brown, the Scarlet Fliers’ 14th-year mentor. “She’s shooting better than 50 percent from the […]

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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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Honoring a Coach

Members of the Asbury Park School District Board of Education and administration joined the family of William “Butch” Bruno on Oct. 4 during the official dedication ceremony for unveiling of the plaque honoring the stadium’s namesake.  Bruno, an NJSIAA Hall of Fame Inductee, is credited with being the only athlete in Asbury Park sports history […]

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