Monthly Archives: January 2021

WEEK ONE TOP 10… WEEKLY ADWARDS!

ST. JOHN VIANNEY– They open this week with 2 games vs Rumson. It will be a real test, knowing SJV has only started practicing this week. RBC– They had two warm up games vs Long Branch. Sophia Sabino returns this … Continue reading

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LILY QUINTERO… NOW THE NEW JOURNEY BEGINS!

Everyone has a journey and each one is different in the basketball world. That journey can see you travel different roads. The one thing that we all know is this. These roads lead somewhere. In the case of LILY QUINTERO … Continue reading

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CHASE BOYLE… MAKING THEM REMEMBER!

Do you remember when RFH looked like they were going to make a serious run at a SCT? Do you remember when everyone was saying they could be a Top 5 team in the state? All the pieces were certainly … Continue reading

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TOP 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS… RIGHT NOW!

Core Skills Training will resume this Saturday. Core Skills is a launching pad for kids across the state. In fact just about every Top player has made their way to Core Skills as a 7th and 8th grader. Some come … Continue reading

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MANASQUAN VS ST. ROSE PREVIEW

#13 ST. ROSE VS. #7 MANASQUAN OPENING NIGHT Where: St. Rose Time– 5pm Where to Watch: NFHS Strengths ST. ROSE –Abby Antognoli is one the best players in the state. She will have the ball in hands 90%. She will … Continue reading

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LET ME REINTRODUCE MYSELF.. “MY NAME IS GABBY ROSS”

Yesterday Donovan Catholic broke out something old and something new. Yesterday Donovan Catholic’s season which started out with so much hope almost went up in smoke. Most Donavan Catholic fans know Jordyn Keating, she has been around for what seems … Continue reading

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SJV….UNBEATABLE

High School basketball’s long wait IS OVER. Finally we will see real basketball today. The excitement throughout the state for a new season cannot be put into words. Players everywhere will have just a little more pop in their step. … Continue reading

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SHORE CONFERENCE PRE SEASON POD AND AWARD WINNERS

Trinity Hall (Girls) Freehold Boro Freehold Twp. Manalapan Marlboro Middletown South PLAYER OF THE YEAR– Jess Riepe, Marlboro FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR –Nina Emance, Trinity Hall COACH OF THE YEAR- Brad Hagensen, Marlboro… POD CHAMPION– MARLBORO Long Branch Monmouth Red … Continue reading

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SHORE CONFERENCE PRE SEASON TOP 10

Today we finally get to drop the first Top 10 of the 2020-21 season. SJV and RBC are the clear favorites to start the season Both teams are deep in talent and are stacked with division one talent up and … Continue reading

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SHORE CONFERENCE PRESEASON ALL SHORE TEAMS

There is no surprise in this years Pre Season All Shore teams. Every player on the list has received, or committed to a D1 school. Chloe Teter turned down multiple D1 offers and Jess Riepe committed to D2 Holy Family. … Continue reading

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MORGAN BRUSTMAN… GOODNESS IS GOING ROBERT MORRIS BOUND!

There are some kids you root a little harder for. In a time of selfishness. In the era of disrespect, there are still those kids you are proud to know. These are the kids that carry the flag for all … Continue reading

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JULIA KARPELL… NO CROWN NEEDED!

When you talk about freshman who move the needle, in most cases it’s guess. In most cases it’s a effort by those around a talented freshman to crown the player. If you asked them if the freshman has shined against … Continue reading

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TOMS RIVER NORTH…YOUNG AND EXPERIENCED

Last year everyone expected TOMS RIVER NORTH to go into a total free fall. They had lost two all time greats in Jenna Paul and Brielle Bisogno to D1 basketball. TRN had dominated A-South. It was was supposed to be … Continue reading

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JACKSON MEMORIAL… JUST MAY SURPRISE EVERYONE

Jackson Memorial has had on of the most consistent, successful programs in Ocean County. Every year they are one of the best teams in the county. Rachel Goodale has now established herself as a top flight coach. There have been … Continue reading

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MIDDLETOWN NORTH… EVERYTHING STARTS WITH TOUGHNESS

When Justin McGhee took over the Middletown North program. They were that other Middletown High School. These days Middletown North has earned the respect of everyone in the Shore Conference. That’s because they play a style all basketball fans like. … Continue reading

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The Seniors are back!

Tomorrow a long and winding road finally leads to that door. That place where basketball will take place. Somehow we got there, somehow despite all the roadblocks, a season will begin. You can feel the excitement in the air. It’s … Continue reading

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MARLBORO… NO SLIPS UP THIS YEAR!

Marlboro has been fighting for respect the last three years. They have done all that can be asked of them to earn that respect. They have played one of the best non conference schedules one can expect each year. They … Continue reading

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MANASQUAN… NEXT LEVEL!

Manasquan High School has been a state powerhouse since Lisa Kukoda took over the program. When she arrived, Manasquan was full of problems. Many believed the program had hit rock bottom. There seemed to be no way back. Well with … Continue reading

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DONAVAN CATHOLIC… WHY WAIT?

There is a storm brewing in Ocean County. That storm is called Donavan Catholic. Armed with a army of transfers and a returning roster of experienced players, Donavan Catholic is making it known there back. Before Manchester and Destiny Adams … Continue reading

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RED BANK REGIONAL… NO MORE FLOWERS!

The best rebuilding job in shore recent history will continue this year. RED BANK REGIONAL was everyone’s favorite team before John Truhan arrived. They were everyone’s homecoming game. The players were all considered GREAT KIDS. The parents were considered the … Continue reading

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ST. ROSE… WHO’S BUYING IN?

ST. ROSE more than any other program surprised everyone this fall. Many including yours truly expected St. Rose to be in a major rebuilding mode. But a few things happen this fall, first Abby Antognoli looked liked a player of … Continue reading

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MANCHESTER KNOWS THINGS ARE DIFFERENT 🏀🤫

Last year Manchester had high expectations. They were the defending SCT CHAMPS. They had a Division One point guard in Kameri REYNOLDS and a seasoned veteran in Serenity Anderson. They had what many believed was the best young backcourt, the … Continue reading

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RBC.. NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THE YANKEES WIN… 🏀

RED BANK CATHOLIC has been a state power for years. In many ways they are the gold standard for girls basketball. Joe Montano has won more SCT TITLES than any coach in the Shore. He is the winningest coach in … Continue reading

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RFH … the ones that matter!!

When Dave Callahan replaced one of the best coaches in girls basketball history in George Sourlis. He had to know his new job was not going to be easy. Coach Callahan was part of RUMSON FAIR HAVEN BOYS TEAM that … Continue reading

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HOLMDEL HAS ALL THE PIECES IN PLACE!!!

Next week high school practices across the state will begin. Everyone will start out the same way… undefeated with hopes and dreams of making something special happen. The reality is many teams simply do not have all the pieces to … Continue reading

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RANNEY WILL START OVER NEXT WEEK… AGAIN!

For years Ranney High School has been an afterthought in the Shore Conference. They’ve never had year round basketball players. They’ve rarely had players play at the next level. Division one players was not even a thought. Ranney was content … Continue reading

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MY RANT: One Chance to get it RIGHT🙏🏀💪

In many cities and states across the country, high school basketball has been canceled. New York and Pennsylvania have no plans as of now to resume basketball anytime soon. New Jersey sits in the middle of these two states and … Continue reading

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CORE SKILLS DAY ONE RECAP🏀💪

Yesterday Core Skills Winter training kicked off and to nobody’s surprise, some of the most talented 7th and 8th graders showed up. Core Skills has served as a measuring stick for many future stars over the years. If one thing … Continue reading

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