Monthly Archives: December 2016

TOP 10 ….WEEKLY AWARDS (WEEK 2)

SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS COACH OF THE WEEK   Lisa Kukoda– Manasquan High School- She was  masterful in not only getting her team ready for its showdown with RBC. She also proved that she knows how to handle a deep bench. Her … Continue reading

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SJV 2016 TEAM AND DAWN KARPELL A CULTURE UNLIKE NO OTHER

Tonight in Holmdel, one of the two best teams these eyes has ever seen; will gather. The TOC AND SCT Championship rings will be handed out to the 2016 SJV team. There will be hugs, tears and smiles. But more … Continue reading

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STEPHANIE MAYERHOFER..IS BETTING ON HERSELF NOT HYPE

I am always harder on the most talented players in my program. It’s rare that I get on a kid who is not a star or mega talented. You can kill a young players self esteem, if they are not … Continue reading

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DARA MABREY, RBC AND MANASQUAN PUT ON A SHOW

THE STARS If Dara Maybrey‘s name was Suzy Smith not Mabrey. U-Conn, Maryland, Baylor and all the other top power 5 schools would have long offered her. But her name is Mabrey and in the world of recruiting it works against her. … Continue reading

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OPENING NIGHT A HIT

The high school basketball season kicked off with a loud bang this weekend. Rumson and the Coach Dave Callahan Era was a hit. SJV took on  National Christian Academy in a battle of Nationally Ranked programs. The WOBM kicked off … Continue reading

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THIS HAS NO PLACE IN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Last year a young and talented coach in North Jersey was winning games by large margins . Many people thought he was doing so, to bring attention to his team, at the expense of other less talented teams. I like … Continue reading

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NEPTUNE IS BETTER THAN EVER!

Last year Marlboro High School gave Neptune High School all it could handle. It was a game that would not be settled until overtime. Neptune would win and hold on to their top 20 ranking. Yesterday Marlboro and Neptune laced … Continue reading

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RUMSON A NEW CULTURE AND A BLOWOUT WIN

Two teams ranked in the state rankings showed up to do battle yesterday. #5 RUMSON and #11 SADDLE DAY RIVER. One team had a new shiny coach and another team had a star player who was out for Redemption. When … Continue reading

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OPENING NIGHT AND THE STORY LINES ARE THERE!

The 2017-17 season kicks off with two big games today.  These are big games for reasons that go way beyond wins and losses. NEPTUNE @MARLBORO and SADDLE RIVER DAY@RFH both have interesting story lines which cannot be ignored. Last year … Continue reading

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2016-17 PRE-SEASON TOP TEN…AWARD WINNERS

  Today I offer up the first Shore Conference Ranking. A few things about my weekly ranking. I pay zero attention to what took place in the summer or fall scrimmages. The Pre Season Ranking is really about team personal. … Continue reading

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THIS IS GOING TO GET REAL INTERESTING!

Tomorrow I will release my SHORE CONFERENCE TOP 10 Teams. It will be the most interesting Top 10 in all my years. There is no clear #1 for the first time in years. But it is the bottom 5 that will surprise … Continue reading

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B CENTRAL IS COMING UP ROSES

  Class “B” CENTRAL again will be a one horse race. St. Rose High School has not lost a divisional game in years. This year that will not change as St. Rose again will not play a competitive game in the … Continue reading

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KATIE RICE IS ELITE AND… THAT’S A FACT!

Here is what a college coach told me after watching Katie Rice. “She is a high major player” He also said “Katie Rice is the best defender on the floor“. He also said Katie “is a warrior”. I said “I … Continue reading

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B NORTH PREVIEW

B NORTH on paper is a two horse race this year. Manasquan is ranked nationally and returns all the main characters from last year’s TOC runner up finish. Red Bank Catholic  is not only are a year older, but just may … Continue reading

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“THE MAGIC WOMEN IS BACK”…CHRISTINA ANTONAKAKIS IS SMILING AGAIN

Two years ago Christina Antonakakis was named to the Shore All Freshman team. Many believe she would one day be the best pure point guard in the Shore. Her leadership ability along with her exciting style of play; made her … Continue reading

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B SOUTH PREVIEW

B South is a conference loaded with talent. But like some other conferences, injuries may come into play. Last year Manchester was cruising toward not just a Division title but a Top 20 ranking as well, when injuries hit them. … Continue reading

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2016-17 CLASS “A” PREVIEW

  There is no Division more up for grabs this year than CLASS “A SOUTH“. The best player in the conference has moved on to college. Legendary coach John Truhan has done the same. But its the injuries that has made “A SOUTH” … Continue reading

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CHARLIE RUOFF FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME!

There are no guarantee’s in sports, that’s what makes it so exciting. There are no promises in sports and that’s what makes it so heart breaking at times. Playing a sport is kind of like life. You get what you put into it, but sometimes you don’t get back … Continue reading

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CLASS A CENTRAL PREVIEW….

  There may be no more interesting Division this year than Class A CENTRAL. There is the defending SCT and TOC champion, St. John Vianney. Class A CENTRAL also has the best player in the state in their conference, Kimi Evans. Despite Conference Realignment RFH … Continue reading

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