Monthly Archives: January 2019

MIDDLETOWN SOUTH AND MARLBORO …PLAYING FOR ALL THE MARBLES.

        Folks this big today. Marlboro and Middletown South are going to play a game that has implications for everyone involved. Today one of these teams is going check off, one of their to do things, before … Continue reading

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HANNAH OLROFF OF FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP… SHOCKINGLY GOOD

There are some stories that are be missed these days, so play real close attention folks. these are the stories that sneak up on you before you know what hits you. These could be stories about players, teams and coaches. … Continue reading

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SHORE CONFERENCE TOP 10… Strenghts/Weakness, Stars and Concerns

      There are a few a things that are becoming very clear after this past week. SJV is still the team to beat. RFH is the biggest surprise of the season to date. Now the games mean more than … Continue reading

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COACHES CHOICE CHALLENGE IS A IT…FULL RECAP

This weekend’s event at Holmdel totally lived up to the hype the moment the event kicked off. We saw exciting basketball, elite coaching and big time players. The Choices Choice Challenge  was a mega hit.           … Continue reading

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Coaches Choice PICKS!

  Today is finally here and if your a fan, plan to be in heaven. We are talking best, coaches, players and fans all in one gym. I advise you to arrive early. The matchup are Dream games. The different … Continue reading

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COACHES CHOICE TOP USA SHORE NJ/NY -10 PLAYERS BY CLASS…

The talent at this year’s CHOICES CHOICE USA SHORE NJ/NJ CHALLENGE is just off the charts. I could sit and type names forever. These are the 10 players to watch by class in this year’s event. Notice I didn’t say … Continue reading

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TOM SCLAFANI’S Coaches Choice USA SHORE, NY/NJ CHALLENGE

Please don’t argue with me, TOM SCLAFANI’S  Coaches Choice USA SHORE, NY/NJ CHALLENGE  is the best event in New Jersey. This weekend’s event is a must for anyone who is a basketball fan. There is a case to be made, this is the best … Continue reading

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THE 2023 SHORE CONFERENCE GOLDEN DOZEN AND OTHER FUTURE STARS…

This year’s 2023 Class is one of the deepest entering classes in years. It is a class loaded with gym rats. What I like most is this class has Top notch parents. The parents push their kids but don’t encourage … Continue reading

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MAGGIE STAPLETON AND SAM MIKOS…ARE STARS

How would you like to cook the food, set the table and make sure everyone eats. Then at the end of the night nobody says thank you or job well done? How would you feel if you were rarely acknowledged for … Continue reading

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TOP 10/ WEEKLY AWARDS

Ranked and nationally teams found out, just how hard things can be in the Shore Conference. Teams also found out, how quickly things can change in the blink of a eye. Most of the Top 10 teams in the Shore … Continue reading

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CHARLIE ROSEN…READY WHEN YOU ARE!!

During a scrimmage against TOM RIVER NORTH. I watched RFH get ready for the regular season. I waited for the player I thought would be the key to RFH’s season to enter. I watched and I watched, then finally CHARLIE ROSEN entered … Continue reading

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MID SEASON AWARDS

MID SEASON AWARDS The Mid Season awards are here and like every year there is no guarantee the post season awards will end up the same. But for now these are the players that have made the biggest impact on … Continue reading

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DANIELLE “the secret baby” SCHLESINGER…

It’s rare when I don’t know the best freshman entering the Shore Conference. Lucy Thomas, who went on to become to the FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR was one of those. She became one of the best players in New Jersey … Continue reading

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TRN..BRIGHT LIGHTS…BABIES AND STARS

When the bright lights go on, is when stars shine. It’s when all eyes are watching that stars become stars. Brielle Bisogno and Jenna Paul have been stars since they put on a Tom River North uniform. Yesterday they did … Continue reading

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TOMS RIVER NORTH VS. JACKSON MEMORIAL PREVIEW

  There is only one big game in the Shore Conference tonight. TOMS RIVER NORTH travels to JACKSON MEMORIAL. Both teams come into this evening game with a lot on the table. Toms River North has a Top 20 ranking, … Continue reading

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WEEKLY TOP TEN/ AWARDS

                Not much movement in this weeks Top Ten. But pay attention to the top spot. SJV has continued to win. But they have not put into high gear yet. St. Rose appears … Continue reading

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MANASQUAN BABIES…JUNIOR AND STARS BOUNCES BACK

Hard to imagine a more motivated squad than Squan tonight, though. I think could have played UConn for lunch money and kept it close. — doug (@dugpound) January 11, 2019 Last night RBC ran into a group of wound role … Continue reading

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JACKSON LIBERTY ..LOOK AT US NOW

There is an old Ray Charles song called the mess around. It’s a snappy upbeat tune, he makes you want to tap your feet and clap your hands, it was big hit.  In recent years the Jackson Liberty has a … Continue reading

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St. Rose Everyone Eats vs Manasquan

Last night in a battle of heavyweights (ST. ROSE vs. MANASQUAN)many believed Squan was in trouble. There were few folks picking the warriors to win. So win baby Georgia Heine knocked down a three. It gave Manasquan a 10-5 lead. … Continue reading

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ST. ROSE VS MANASQUAN PREVIEW

It’s  the biggest game in the Shore this year. Two of the best teams in the state will lace them up tonight. The three leading Candidates for player of the year will do battle. This game has all the trapping … Continue reading

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MIDDLETOWN SOUTH REFUSES TO LOSE

Last night we saw a tradition return. A TOM BRENNAN team getting better as the season rolls on. Last night MIDDLETOWN SOUTH got sweet revenge against Marlboro in one of the most exciting games of the year. It took real … Continue reading

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MARLBORO VS MIDDLETOWN SOUTH PREVIEW

Tonight two teams that are on the door step to greatness will do battle for a 2nd time this season. Marlboro took out Middletown South in the WOBM. It was a game of two halves. Marlboro’s pressing and all out … Continue reading

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WEEKLY TOP 10/AWARD WINNERS

The First Top 10 after the New Year paints the clearest picture of all. Team are bringing to settle into who they will become later in the season. This week the Top 10 could not be any clear. There is … Continue reading

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TYONNA BAILEY(2023) …MY EYES TELL ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW

TYONNA BAILEY  Today kids have ego’s and worst there parents have BIGGER  ego’s. It why when somebody tells me a player is great…I pay exactly ZERO attention to it. I prefer to wait and see that player myself. I have … Continue reading

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CORE SKILLS TAKES A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE …AGAIN!

This weekend the Core Skills Saturday program will begin at Hoop Group in Neptune. It will be a chance for kids to work on their skills and improve their real game basketball IQ. The Core Skills program has been a … Continue reading

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RANT..SCHEDULES AND COMPETITION MATTER

Today I want to Rant about a topic that drives me nuts. Competition and schedules surrounding high school basketball. I have no problem with high school teams playing schedules that fit the level of player in their programs. What I … Continue reading

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A Dozen Things or More Discovered

The high school season really begins after the New Year. Now we know what teams weakness and strength appear to be. Now we find out which teams are built with a sound foundation and which teams and players were built … Continue reading

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HOWELL IS THE REAL STORY…. A NEW CULTURE!

Happy New Year to everyone. The new year may begin with many calling Marlboro the surprise team to date. But those in the know, KNEW Marlboro was Top 10 team and possible Top 20 before the season started. They will … Continue reading

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