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HOOP GROUP FALL LEAGUE KICKS OFF WITH A BANG

The Hoop Fall league got off with a major bang last night. In a packed gym lots of old and new faces, were reunited. The energy in the building was electric and it was a real shore type feel. There … Continue reading

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Wil’ Lisa Jackson may be New Jersey best keep secret!!

Every year at NBS a player shows up that nobody knows much about. In most cases it’s a kid hoping to get on the recruiting radar. But it’s rare when a player shows up who has already committed to a … Continue reading

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TOP 5 PLAYERS BY CLASS…

Today, I will have a little fun. So who are best best players in each class. Now we all know this is subjective and hopefully causes lots of debates and fun. Now remember I see theses kids in real environments … Continue reading

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RYAN WEISE AND LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY ARE FAMILY

Last night I received a call from Ryan Weise of Allentown high school. She wanted me to know that she had committed to LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY. It was call that did not surprise me. LIU showed Ryan Weise the love … Continue reading

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FALL AAU…WHY?

It’s been a while since I have ranted. So let me tell what has gotten under my skin. AAU FALL basketball. While there are many good AAU programs, there are far to many BAD ONES. These are the ones that … Continue reading

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THE SUMMER RECAP AND SUMMER TOP TEN

  As the summer AAU season comes to a close with the exception of a few remaining College Elite camps. There were some great stories along the way.  There were kids who saw there stock rise. Great teams and breaking news … Continue reading

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NBS CAMPS SUMMER CAMP RECAP

The NBS summer camps are both a wrap for the summer. To say this has been the most interesting summer in all my years is a understatement. First let me say this.  No camp enviroment can rival the NBS camp. … Continue reading

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NICOLE JOHNSON PICKS LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

I have known Nicole Johnson since she was in 4th grade. So it’s  no surprise to me that she has become one of the best guards in New Jersey. It’s her MENTAL toughness and work ethic that has set her apart from so many … Continue reading

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ACADEMIC ELITE AND JERSEY SHORE SHOWCASE ON TAP

  ACADEMIC ELITE/JERSEY SHORE SHOWCASE From  July 24th though July 29th College coaches will get more work done in the Central Jersey area than they could get done in a year. The savvy College coaches will get a big jump on … Continue reading

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St. Rose Hits a Home Run….BETH CHAMBERS NAMED NEW COACH

The long wait for St. Rose is over… Mary Beth Chambers has been named the new girls basketball coach. When St. Rose and Joe Whalen decided to part ways after 5 very successful years. There really seemed only one name, … Continue reading

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Eliza Srinivasan ready for her …BREAKOUT!!!

The Shore conference is known for great players, teams and coaches. Basketball is a religion in the shore. Kids start from a early age and train year round. It is the most competitive girls basketball environment in the country. They … Continue reading

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WHY PLAYERS ARE UNDER RECRUITED AND UNDER VALUED

I AM NEVER SURPRISED  when it comes to the recruiting process. Here are a few names Megan McGuinness(All Patriot), Kristen Sharkey (All MAC) Katie O’Reilly (All Patroit) Zoe Pero (All MAAC Freshman Team) , Sara Olson currently playing professionally in Europe, (All … Continue reading

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THE MOORE FAMILY HAVE THE FORMULA…DO YOU?

Today I am going to give you a little advice. I hope every grammar school and high school player pays attention. I want to show you the path to a happy recruiting and basketball experience. This may seem impossible these days. But the fact of the matter … Continue reading

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DONOVAN CATHOLIC’S JERRY BRUNO RESIGNS

I believe the job of a high school basketball coach is to mentor kids. They also must create a atmosphere, where kids feel good about themselves; while learning right from wrong. High School basketball is about helping young people grow emotionally and … Continue reading

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WHY DO KIDS STOP DEVELOPING?

 There is a topic that comes up this time of the year. Fans, coaches and parents often ask, WHY HASN’T A PLAYER DEVELOPED  ? It’s an old story, that rarely changes over the years. A player is bigger, stronger and … Continue reading

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KATIE RICE MAKE A DECISION…LEHIGH UNIVERSITY!

Last Friday, Katie Rice made a decision.  This decision, would be the biggest decision in her young life. So she decided to wait until yesterday to confirm this decision.  This decision required she think about her long-term future. Katie Rice … Continue reading

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STORY LINES AT SHORE SHOTS SHOWDOWN ARE ….GREAT!

  There is a lot going in the basketball world, these days. There are players getting ready to verbally  commit to schools. There are also kids picking up scholarship offers. There are players who stock is rising and of course … Continue reading

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APRIL LIVE RECRUITING STOCK UP PLAYERS/TEAMS

The April live recruiting period has  come to a end. Like every year, its stressful and yet some how a great time for kids and families. Many teams took the long ride to Virginia and others decided to stay closer … Continue reading

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THE 2021 Shore Shots Steal the Show

The recruiting weekend jumped off with a bang. They were lots of storylines. No question the Deep South got the the Lion’s Share of the attention. The Spark’s tournament delivered big time and the Capital City in D.C. had its fill … Continue reading

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Elite Camp Dates

CORE SKILLS TRAINING STARTS TOMORROW AT HOOP GROUP. 4.30PM-6PM – 3RD-6TH GRADE 5.45PM-7PM- 7th-12th GRADES   THIS IS A LIST OF CONFERNECE’S ON THE EAST COAST (I will do a CAA, later this week)….If a team is not listed, it … Continue reading

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ST. ROSE COACH JOE WHALEN RESIGNS

Yesterday it was announced that Joe Whalen resigned as the head basketball coach at St. Rose. It marks the end of a remarkable run. In his final year at St. Rose, Whalen teams won a SCT title this season and was … Continue reading

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THE CARDINAL TIP OFF TOURNEY RE-CAP

The AAU season for me, doesn’t start until the Cardinal Tip Off Tournament  kicks off. Every year Kristen Somogyi, brings together some of the best teams in the area. She also does a great job of making sure we see … Continue reading

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COACH GAITLEY DOES IT AGAIN… SARAH KARPELL VERBALS TO FORDHAM

Fordham University’s Stephanie Gaitley has developed a special bond with the Shore Community. She has created a relationship with just about every coach and player in the shore. There are few that don’t know her. The best players all go … Continue reading

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LEXIE IGLESIA FIGHTS HER WAY TO HAVERFORD

Last week Lexi Iglesia received one of the Shore Conference Basketball Association Scholarship. She won the award when she wrote a letter, explaining her positive basketball experience and love her basketball and coach Jassen. But you need to know something … Continue reading

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NEW JERSEY SHORE SHOTS SPRING KICK OFF IMPRESSIVE.

I dropped by the NEW JERSEY SHORE SHOTS SPRING KICK OFF. I just wanted to get a quick look at basically the young kids. It was nice to see kids playing so hard in a AAU setting. Now most of … Continue reading

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Monique Davis-Campbell… DESERVES SO MUCH MORE

First let me apologize to the RFH team for a major mistake in my blog yesterday. I totally left them out of my blog unknowingly. But today I want to write a quick blog about something that has really bothering me … Continue reading

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WAY TO EARLY TOP TEN…ALL SHORE AND ANOTHER SEASON ENDS

Its a wrap folks on another high school season. Congrats to St. Rose on winning the toughest title to win in New Jersey the  SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNMENT. I also what to congratulate Manasquan and RBC for their TOC run. Franklin … Continue reading

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ADVICE YOU’D BE WISE TO LISTEN TO

Today I want to give advice to three different groups of players. First to those seniors moving on to college. Then to those returning to high school next year. Finally to those 8th graders going into high school. You would … Continue reading

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MY RANT… TAKE A BREAK!

I can assure you my RANT today is a total waste of time. But I will NONE the less go on with it. The high school season for many are coming to a close. The seniors are packing up there … Continue reading

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VERMONT UNIVERISTY GETS A BIG FISH…NAMED ROSE CAVERLY

Red Bank Catholic kids are always in high demand. This year no player was more recruited outside of  Kimi Evans than Josie Larkin’s in the shore. In the 2018 class, no player has gathered more attention than Rose Caverly. She has proved this year, … Continue reading

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IT’S COMING UP ROSES…ST. ROSE SCT CHAMPS

I will leave history to the experts like GREGG LERNER.  But today I witnessed the best defensive half court preformance, in all my years watching Shore basketball. Today St. Rose did what nobody dreamed was possible 5 years ago. They … Continue reading

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DAWN KARPELL….ANYONE…ANYTIME…ANYWHERE… ANYPLACE.

She is the Queen of the court. Her team is everyone’s championship game. She will play anyone, anywhere anytime, anyplace. She creates roles for every single player in her program. NOBODY IN THE STATE DEVELOPS and prepares players for college, … Continue reading

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JOE WHALEN PLAYING ON HIS OWN TERMS

St. Rose Coach Joe Whalen will try and win his first SHORE CONFERENCE TITLE this weekend at Monmouth University. This will be the first time he will been favored to win the event. In his previous trip the opposing team … Continue reading

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SHORE ADOPTED LINDSEY MACK VERBALS TO FDU

When current Fordham University senior Danielle Padovano gave Fordham a verbal commitment, I called her a Shore adopted signee. I had know Padovano since she was four years old. She started training at NBS at a very early age. She … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS….

We can put all the talk to rest. The four best teams to start the year are playing for the  difficult  high school chanpionship there is to win…. THE SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT …..IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS. All four of … Continue reading

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NO SURPRISES…HYDUKE AND ALLEN STEAL THE SHOW

The St. Rose supporters think there SEEDING was wrong before the SCT started. They say they were just 8 seconds away from being the #1 seed. How could they drop to #5?  Conveniently forgetting to mention that RBC lost to … Continue reading

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SURVIAL,REDEMPTION,FIGHTERS, BURSTING BUBBLES AND HISTORY

We saw it all last night in the 2nd round of the SCT. We saw what  Survial looks like. We saw what fighters look like and we saw bubbles burst. We saw redemption and historic moments. WE saw NEPTUNE with … Continue reading

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SCT PICKS…

Manchester vs Middletown South- There is the game of the day. Manchester started the year out, hoping for a solid season after losing two senior stars. Middletown South started the year ranked in the Top 10 in the state despite … Continue reading

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HOWELL GOES KA-BOOM….THE UNKNOWN’S ARE KNOWN NOW

Did you hear that loud bang. Did you hear something go boom in the night. What you heard last night was not a mentor, but rather a shooting star. That goes by the name of Howell High School. Howell High … Continue reading

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SCT FIRST ROUND MOST INTERESTING MATCH-UPS

Today the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament takes place and their are some interesting matchups. More than any other year these games can have a real bearing on the next round. In most years the Shore first round … Continue reading

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YOUR TEAM HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN THE SCT?

  THINGS YOUR TEAM NEEDS TO WIN SCT… Tomorrow the SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT really kicks off.  People will be talking about the past and whose record against whose is better. They will discuss last year and the year before, as if … Continue reading

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SEASON ENDING AWARDS AND SCT SEEDING PROJECTIONS

This weekend ended with a loud bang. First SJV sent a message to all. They knocked off RFH and LUHI on the road on back to back nights. Folks that is beastly and the defending SCT champsright now, may be … Continue reading

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THE ST. ROSE THREE….

There will always be kids who get it. There will always be kids who see the big picture. There will always be kids who are loyal to their teammates, school, coaches and the past. These players win games, these players … Continue reading

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2021 TOP 5 FRESHMAN and IMPACT FRESHMAN

CORE SKILLS TRAINING on Saturdays at HOOP GROUP is a gateway into the future. It’s a ten week training program that allows talented kids to work on there skills and compete at a high level. It’s very hard for the talented … Continue reading

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SCT TIME AND WHATS AT STAKE? AWARDS, TOP 8th GRADERS AND SEEDING

We are moving closer to the SCT as the season winds down. So what do I know right now? MY ALL SHORE TEAM…I think right now three of these spots are  up for grabs come  SCT time. I don’t factor … Continue reading

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Top Ten and Weekly Awards…

  COACH OF THE WEEK- Joe Whalen- St. Rose Coach Whalen again proved he is one of the best in the state. In his teams first game against a ranked opponent, his troops trailed at the half. But Coach Whalen … Continue reading

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MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERISTY GETS MEGA STEAL IN NIKKI STEVENS

  Montclair State continues to make the Shore its personal recruiting playground. The D3 powerhouse already has 3 former Shore players starting( seniors Zoe Curtis, Rachel Krauss and jr. Katie Sire) on there nationally ranked team. All three, have a few things in … Continue reading

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MEGAN HUGHES FINDS THE PERFECT MATCH

  Last summer at Academic Elite, I sat with new HOLY FAMILY head coach Melissa Dunne (http://athletics.holyfamily.edu/coaches.aspx?rc=223&path=wbball). She told me she wanted to recruit the Shore Conference. She asked me about a number of kids. She told me that she didn’t … Continue reading

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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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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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CLASS A NORTH PREVIEW…

Class A NORTH is a underrated division and this year. They have the most explosive offensive player maybe in the state in Dezzy Allen.  A North appears to be a two horse race on paper and some may feel that Neptune … Continue reading

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WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW…AND WHAT I KNOW, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

Today marks the official first day of high school practice. Last week was tryouts and now most rosters are set for the season. Coaches will now start the process of putting in there offensive and defensive philosophy.  They also will start … Continue reading

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THE FOLTZ FAMILY THANKSGIVING IS JUST A LITTLE DIFFERENT

Today many families across the country will gather and spend time together. There will be for the most part smiles and stories of years gone past. It’s a time often to take stock of ones lives. I can assure you Camryn Foltz and … Continue reading

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USA TODAY TOP 25 GIRLS RANKING …OPPS!

I have a little rant today and SJV fans don’t get upset, because I think you will agree.  I was looking at schedules for this up coming season for my up coming SHORE CONFERENCE PREVIEW BLOG; when I came across … Continue reading

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THE 2016-17 SEASON OFFICALLY STARTS

It’s the best time of the year.  Everyone  is unbeaten and everyone has high hopes and dreams. Some are hoping for a winning season. Some are hoping for national ranking, while other are just hoping to be ranked anywhere. Some … Continue reading

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IT’S ALMOST TIME….ARE YOU READY?

This weekend kids from all over will make their way to the HOOP GROUP FOR THE PRE SEASON BOOT CAMP. This is one my favorite events as the season approaches. It’s a chance to for kids to get that all … Continue reading

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ST. FRANCIS, PA AND JOE HAIGH MAKING BASKETBALL FUN AGAIN

There is something happening in a small town in PA. If you are not paying close attention you may be missing what women’s basketball may look like across the country one day. St. Francis of Pa has a mad scientist … Continue reading

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HAYLEY MOORE PICKS BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

  Hayley Moore made a decision that came very easy.   Some believe picking a college is the biggest decision a young person will make. But Hayley Moore’s decision as to where she would attend college, was made long before this weekend. There … Continue reading

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FALL OBSERVATIONS

The Teachers convention Hoop Fest kicks off this Thursday and Friday  NOV 10th/11th(http://hoopgroup.com/hoop-group-headquarters/new-jersey-basketball-clinics/teacher-convention-hoop-fest/). It going to be a great event. The kids love it and the coaches and parents get a real kick out of this event. Its a chance … Continue reading

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