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Boy Basketball – CBA’s Laffey Commits to Adelphi

Christian Brothers Academy senior Jack Laffey entered the Colts boys basketball program wanting, like most who put on a Colts jersey, to continue the legacy left by those who wore the uniform before him

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Boys Basketball: Kevin McQuade Named New Jackson Memorial Coach

Former assistant Kevin McQuade has ascended to the head boys basketball job at Jackson Memorial after being approved by the Jackson Board of Education on Tuesday night.

McQuade, who is also an assistant on the boys soccer staff, takes over for Joe Fagan, who brought the program to new heights

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(Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
(Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
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Boys Basketball: Peyton Wejnert Transfers to Southern

Junior guard Peyton Wejnert, the top returning scorer in the Shore Conference, has transferred from Point Boro to Southern, his father confirmed Tuesday.

As a sophomore, Wejnert finished third in the Shore Conference in scoring at 21

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Former Raritan star Mike Aaman will continue his career at Wagner after transferring from Rhode Island.
Former Raritan star Mike Aaman will continue his career at Wagner after transferring from Rhode Island.
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Former Raritan Star Mike Aaman Transferring to Wagner

Mike Aaman, a former two-time Shore Conference Player of the Year at Raritan, will continue his career at Wagner College after transferring from the University of Rhode Island, Rockets boys basketball coach Denis Caruano said late Sunday night

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(Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
(Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
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Boys Basketball: Jason Dunne Commits to Hartford

Matawan senior Jason Dunne, one of the top returning guards in the Shore Conference, has verbally committed to the University of Hartford.

Dunne was a Shore Sports Network first-team All-Shore selection as a junior when he averaged team-highs in points (15

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Top Girls Basketball Teams in NJ Coming to Red Bank Team Camp

A group of some of New Jersey's top girls basketball teams, including the two NJSIAA Tournament of Champions finalists from last season, will be part of next week's Maroon and White Team Camp that is open to the public at Red Bank Regional

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Matt Kukoda Named New Wall Boys Basketball Coach

Matt Kukoda, who was the head coach at New Egypt the past two seasons, was approved by the Board of Education as Wall's new boys basketball coach on Tuesday night.

Before going a combined 22-29 at New Egypt, Kukoda was an assistant under Dennis Devaney during a successful five-season stretch at St

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Frank Carmody Named New Shore Regional Basketball Coach

Frank Carmody, a former assistant at Northwestern University, Caldwell College and in the high school ranks at St. Rose, was approved by the Board of Education as Shore Regional's new boys basketball coach on Thursday night

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A fund-raiser is being held on Saturday in Matawan for junior Joseph Ahmed, who is battling cancer. (Photo courtesy of Steps for Joe).
A fund-raiser is being held on Saturday in Matawan for junior Joseph Ahmed, who is battling cancer. (Photo courtesy of Steps for Joe).
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Fund-raiser on Saturday for Matawan Student Battling Cancer

Led by a group of students, the Matawan community has rallied to support a student battling cancer and has organized a charity walk on Saturday to raise more money for the cause.

Junior Joseph Ahmed is currently battling Stage IV Ewing's sarcoma, a rare and aggressive bone cancer, and needs $70,000 to pay for an experimental treatment in Germany that is not covered by insurance, according to one of the event organizers, recently graduated Matawan senior Tim Makalinao

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(L-R) Composite photo of Joe Fagen and Ken O'Donnell
(L-R) Composite photo of Joe Fagen and Ken O'Donnell (FAGEN: Cliff Lavelle. O'DONNELL: Bill Normile)
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A Coaching Surprise in Neptune

Bouncing around a bit on a Wednesday morning.  Bouncing is the right word because I’ll start with a rather stunning basketball development at the shore as longtime Neptune boys Coach Ken O’Donnell is out and Joe Fagan is in as coach of the Scarlet Fliers. 

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Jackson Memorial head coach Joe Fagan was approved by a 7-0 vote with two abstentions as Neptune's new boys basketball coach to replace Ken O'Donnell, but it's not immediately clear whether he will accept the position. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle).
Jackson Memorial head coach Joe Fagan was approved by a 7-0 vote with two abstentions as Neptune's new boys basketball coach to replace Ken O'Donnell, but it's not immediately clear whether he will accept the position. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle).
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Fagan Approved as Neptune Basketball Coach After O’Donnell is Not Rehired

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In a surprising turn of events, long-time Neptune boys basketball coach Ken O'Donnell was not rehired by the Board of Education at Tuesday night's meeting and current Jackson Memorial head coach Joe Fagan was approved as his replacement.

Fagan, who has a 114-50 record in six seasons at Jackson,

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After one of the most successful coaching careers in Shore Conference boys basketball history, Ken O'Donnell was not re-hired as Neptune's coach for the 2014-15 season by the Board of Education. (Photo by Bill Normile)
After one of the most successful coaching careers in Shore Conference boys basketball history, Ken O'Donnell was not re-hired as Neptune's coach for the 2014-15 season by the Board of Education. (Photo by Bill Normile)
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The ShoreLine: Dear Neptune Board of Education

Shore Sports Network basketball blogger Tim “Nep84″ McCollum gives his take on the coaching situation involving his alma mater, Neptune. The Neptune Board of Education is expected to either re-approve Ken O'Donnell or name a new head coach at

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