Sports Profile: John Girard

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER John Girard has earned a major honor. The board president of Ocean Youth Lacrosse was named the 2020 US Lacrosse Program Administrator of the Year. “This award is given to an outstanding administrator of a league or program who runs a program of excellence that upholds the vision and mission of US […]

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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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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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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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