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Pitcher Nathan Kirby (R) and catcher Matt Thaiss (L) of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate after the final out to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-2 to win the National Championship
Pitcher Nathan Kirby (R) and catcher Matt Thaiss (L) of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate after the final out to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-2 to win the National Championship (Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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Jackson Memorial Grad Matt Thaiss Wins College World Series Title with Virginia

Former Jackson Memorial star catcher Matt Thaiss has achieved a rare feat for a Shore Conference grad, as he can now say he is a College World Series champion.

Thaiss, a sophomore starting catcher for the Cavaliers, was a middle-of-the-order hitter who starred for a team that knocked off Vanderbi

Red Bank Catholic rising junior Aaron Ahn was part of a 23-hit attack in the Carpenter Cup opener for defending champion Jersey Shore. (Photo by Scott Stump)
Red Bank Catholic rising junior Aaron Ahn was part of a 23-hit attack in the Carpenter Cup opener for defending champion Jersey Shore. (Photo by Scott Stump)
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The Shore Daily, 6/18/15

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Boys Basketball: Tahj Holden Hired as New Head Coach at Ranney

Former Red Bank Regional and University of Maryland standout Tahj Holden has been hired as the new boys basketball coach at Ranney, which is welcoming a freshman class expected to transform a program that traditionally has been stuck near the bottom of the standings.

"For a school like Ranney to land a coach with that pedigree is unbelievab

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Ben Gamble - a longtime assistant at St. Anthony and the head coach at Cardinal McCarrick last year - was officially hired as Mater Dei's new head boys basketball coach on Thursday. (Photo: LinkedIn)
Ben Gamble - a longtime assistant at St. Anthony and the head coach at Cardinal McCarrick last year - was officially hired as Mater Dei's new head boys basketball coach on Thursday. (Photo: LinkedIn)
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Boys Basketball – Ben Gamble Takes Over Mater Dei Boys Basketball Program

One day after informing its coach that he would not be hired back for his 19th season at the helm, Mater Dei Prep has officially hired former Cardinal McCarrick head coach and longtime St. Anthony's assistant Ben Gamble as its next boys basketball coach.

"Ben is a highly accomplished coach who will elevate the level

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The North All-Stars topped the South 12-8 in the annual Shore Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on Wednesday night.
The North All-Stars topped the South 12-8 in the annual Shore Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on Wednesday night.
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The Shore Daily, 6/11/15

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We're officially into the summ

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Mater Dei students packed the stage to watch their team take the court against Keansburg and to promote their cause to keep the school open. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Mater Dei students packed the stage to watch their team take the court against Keansburg and to promote their cause to keep the school open. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – Klatt Out at Mater Dei, Former Hurley Assistant Rumored to be Replacement

Bob Klatt - the head boys basketball coach at Mater Dei for the last 18 years - said Wednesday he was informed he is no longer the head coach of the program after a meeting Wednesday morning with athletic director Dennis Tobin, and multiple sources who asked to remain anonymous have indicated the school is preparing to hire former Cardinal McCarrick coach Ben Gamble as its next head coach

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Boys Basketball: John Giraldo Hired as New Matawan Coach

John Giraldo, a former assistant at reigning NJSIAA Tournament of Champions winner Roselle Catholic and a former star guard at Monmouth University, was approved as Matawan's new head boys basketball coach by the Matawan Board of Education on Monday night

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The Shore Daily, 5/20/15

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Christian Brothers Academy and

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An outstanding group of senior athletes from across the conference's 47 schools was honored by the Shore Conference athletic directors with Sportsmanship Awards on Sunday. (Photo by Scott Stump)
An outstanding group of senior athletes from across the conference's 47 schools was honored by the Shore Conference athletic directors with Sportsmanship Awards on Sunday. (Photo by Scott Stump)
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The Shore Conference Athletic Directors Honor 93 Athletes with Sportsmanship Awards

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TOMS RIVER - The Shore Conference athletic directors honored a special group of 93 athletes on Sunday at Pine Belt Arena, presenting their annual Sportsmanship Awards to seniors from each of the conference's 47 schools.

This was the first year that

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Goodbye to the timekeeper

Too often we don’t get to show our appreciation and admiration for someone until they have died which means it’s their family who hears the words or sees the evidence that a life was lived well and served as a benefit to many.

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A ruling by the Diocese of Trenton means Mater Dei Prep will keep its doors open in 2016 and beyond after threatening to close because of financial difficulties.
A ruling by the Diocese of Trenton means Mater Dei Prep will keep its doors open in 2016 and beyond after threatening to close because of financial difficulties.
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Mater Dei Prep to Remain Open After Approval by Diocese of Trenton

After a furious fund-raising drive that raised more than $1 million in two months, Mater Dei Prep announced on Thursday that it has cleared the final hurdle in keeping the school open.

The Save the Seraphs fun

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Gary Nova of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights warms up during a game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.
Gary Nova of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights warms up during a game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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The Reality of High Expectations

It was just about a year ago that I did a segment titled High Expectations, Harsh Reality for Student Athletes which began with “I am constantly amazed at the number of young athletes (actually the parents of young athletes) who expect their child to land a college scholarship and when they don’t look to point the finger, usually at a coach.”

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