Monthly Archives: January 2017

SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS AND TOP 10….

SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS (1/18- 28) *we skipped a week for we have extend the week to ten days* COACH OF THE WEEK COACH BEAUCHEMIN- his team has risen to new heights. Last week his team rose to every challenge. He is on the … Continue reading

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COACHES CHOICE NY/NJ VS THE SHORE A HIT…

A day that can summed up in one word…. breathtaking. Tom Sclafani COACHES CHOICE USA,  delivered the best Show to hit New Jersey since Bruce Springsteen. In a day that was electric  from the moment the doors opened, right up to the … Continue reading

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MANCHESTER IS MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME

Before you read today’s blog stop and read this story (http://nothingbutskills.com/manchester-is-unbeaten-again/) Now that you’ve read the story, let me tell you something I’ve learned about kids. They are stronger than adults when it come to athletics. They handle disappointment better … Continue reading

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SHORE CONFERENCE TOP 10

Ada 1. MANASQUAN– They have played EVERYONE and beaten them all. Clear favorite right now 2. RED BANK CATHOLIC- Could be undefeated right now, if not for the  antics of Lola Mullaney 3. ST. JOHN VINANNEY- Gave up a 11 point point lead in … Continue reading

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COACHES CHOICE MORE AT STAKE THAN SCORES

On Sunday the Coaches Choice New Jersey vs. Pennsylvania event will take place at Holmdel High School. This will no question be the showcase event of the year. Tom Sclafani has put together a dream event. The matchups and talent … Continue reading

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TAMMY “tefferic” NICOLIN and BARNAGET

Building a high school program is not easy. It’s even harder when you have little tradition. Finding players to make a comittment to a program is not easy and in some cases impossible. It’s takes time to build struggling programs. … Continue reading

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LOLA MULLANEY GOES BANG AGAIN AND AGAIN

Last year Victoria Galvan was out all season recovering from a ACL injury, after helping Manasquan win the SCT AND TOC, the previous year. Lola Mullaney last year was busy showing she was one of the best Freshman in New … Continue reading

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JOE MONTANO HAS A PLAN…RBC WINS!

Joe Montano is relentless, he also has seen it all during his years at RBC. That would also include seeing great opposing players. Yesterday Joe Montano came up with his best plan of the year. First he moved his jr … Continue reading

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JENNA PAUL HAS GONE NEXT LEVEL…

TOMS RIVER NORTH has been the surprise team of the year. They are ranked #11 in the state and #15 in Gregg Lerner’s Top 15. They are undefeated and won the  prestigious WOBM TOURNAMENT and are the best team in Ocean County.  Right … Continue reading

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WEEKLY AWARDS FOR 1/11-1/17

SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS (1/11- TO 1/17) COACH OF THE WEEK DAWN KARPELL– Here team on Monday night, looked like it was rounding into form. They crushed then #5 RFH . Her team played a selfish style and more importantly … Continue reading

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ST. JOHN VIANNEY THROWS THE KTICHEN SINK AT RFH

Last night in Holmdel, St. John’s Vianney sent a message to the Shore Conference  to be passed along to all by RFH. That message said the following. The names change but the game remains the same. SJV on its home court … Continue reading

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MY FIRST STATE TOP 20….

Today is my first TOP 20 ever and to be honest it was pretty easy. Most years I know very little if anything about the state. But this year I noticed something different, many of the teams in the Top … Continue reading

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MIDDLETOWN SOUTH THE SKY IS FALLING…

This is a message to MIDDLETOWN SOUTH. Many will have you believe the sky is falling. My response to that is…NOT. The sky is not falling for Coach Brennan and his young team. Nor was it falling when Manasquan beat the … Continue reading

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CORE SKILLS.. Where are the Future Stars Going next year?

The CORE SKILLS 7th/8th training session kicked off last weekend. There were a few things that jumped out at me. Last year at this time, I believed this years freshman class would be the weakest in Shore history. I turned … Continue reading

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MIDDLLETOWN SOUTH vs. RBC… REAL IMPLICATION’S!

Tomorrow night is a big game for two teams. There is a lot at stake tomorrow night. The loser of this game will fall two games behind Manasquan in B North. More importantly each team will be facing different questions … Continue reading

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ANNETTA PANAYIDES AND STEVEN’S INSITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Hard work does play off and Sunday night it did so for RBC’s ANNETTA PANAYIDES gave STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. This caps off a dream that maybe a few years ago did not seem possible. But Annetta Panayides made all the … Continue reading

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LOLA MULLANEY UNSELFISH AND A TEAMMATE

This is a story about  maturity. This is a lesson about being a teammate. But most of all this is a lesson about being unselfish. These are qualites that are dying in sports. When so much of why kids play … Continue reading

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SHORE WEEKLY AWARDS/ TOP TEN

SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS COACH OF THE WEEK Lisa Kukoda – MANSQUAN HIGH SCHOOL- She has here team running like a fine machine. Her team was totally locked in vs. Middletown South. Then her team in a tough hard fought game vs. Luhi … Continue reading

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ERIKA PORTER BETTER BE CAREFUL

A ERIKA PORTER at the Coaches Choice showcase continued to blow up yesterday. She had 21 points and 12 rebounds. This comes on the heels of playing one of the freshman on planet earth to a stand still a week ago. … Continue reading

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MANASQUAN’S COMPETITIVE EDGE THE DIFFERENCE!!

Last night MANASQUAN blew the doors off  MIDDLETOWN SOUTH. The game never had the punch that many expected. We never got to see if Tom Brennan had any tricks up his sleeve. You will hear about Lisa Kukoda’s coaching and new defenses. … Continue reading

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NOTHING IN COMMON TONIGHT…MIDD SOUTH vs. MANASQUAN

Tonight we get our 2nd biggest game of the year. It’s another great battle in Class A North. This time it’s MANASQUAN vs MIDDLETOWN SOUTH. Everything from the coaches, players and stakes in this game are different. There is very … Continue reading

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The Shore Three And Montclair State University… ARE LIVING THE DREAM!

Some kids dream of playing Division one basketball. That dream sometimes is not what they expected, when it does come true. Often a player does not get the playing time they hoped for. They sometimes play in empty cold gyms. … Continue reading

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SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS

SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS COACH OF THE WEEK VICKI  GILLEN– Toms River North- She has put together one of the best coaching jobs we have seen in recent years. Losing her star point guard and still not missing a beat. TRN won the … Continue reading

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EARLY SEASON THOUGHTS…TOP TEN..ALL SHORE

The good news is as we enter 2017 everyone is undefeated again. Now teams will try and put their stamp on the season. Now we get into the meat and potatoes of the season. There’s been some real surprises in … Continue reading

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