I’m not much of a track and field guy, not because I don’t admire the athletic talents of the competitors but because it’s not a great spectator sport.
With that said I attended Wednesday’s NJSIAA Meet of Champions for two reasons, it was nearby at Central Regional High School and I wanted to see Donovan Catholic’s Alyssa Wilson perform in person. I was not disappointed.
To me Lindsey Nelson was the longtime play-by-play voice of the New York Mets, calling their games in the 60s and 70s as part of a Hall of Fame career. However at Donovan Catholic High School Lindsay Nelson (first name spelled with an a and not an e) is the freshman softball pitcher who yesterday led the Griffins to a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame in the Non-Public South “A” championship game at Stockton University.
Former football players from Central Regional High School and Lacey Township High School will roll back the clock tomorrow when they meet in an alumni football game at Central’s Joseph J. Boyd Memorial Field at 7pm.
There are likely many people who have no idea that Lacey Township used to be part of the Central Regional School District. When Lacey High School opened its doors in 1981 it meant many outstanding athletes would trade in garnet and gold for cardinal and navy blue...
Nothing will ever match the build-up and excitement surrounding the first All Star football game in the summer of 1978 in which a group of recent Ocean County high school graduates beat their contemporaries from Monmouth County 21-7. It was then called the Asbury Park Press All Shore Classic and the inaugural game drew over 8,000 fans at Wall Stadium which was not the ideal location.
If you have a void in your life without football then may I suggest you head to Seaside Heights tomorrow for Pros Vs. Heroes, a flag football game on the beach just north of Casino Pier matching members of the Toms River Police Department against a Pro Elite team made up of former NFL players, WWE wrestlers and MMA Fighters including team captain Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.
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