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Baseball – 2017 Preview: Class B Central
Class B Central has traditionally been St. Rose’s division to lose and while the Purple Roses have usually made good on those expectations, there have been some teams to spoil the party over the years. Point Beach has been that team and Mater Dei most recently won the title in 2015..…
Baseball – 2017 Preview: Class A South
The crosstown rivalry between Toms River South and Toms River North intensified last year as the two foes battled to the end for the Class A South title, with Toms River South winning an outright title for the first time since 2010. Toms River North got the Indians back by beating them in the Ocean …
Baseball – 2017 Preview: Class B North
In recent years, Class B North has been a division of have and have-nots: four very strong teams good enough to advance deep in a county or conference tournament, and maybe one other team that can make a state-tournament run. This year, B North is arguably the most loaded division in the Shore Confe…
Baseball – 2017 Preview: Class A North
By just about any measure, Class A North has been the best top-to-bottom division in the Shore Conference for at least the last three seasons and probably even farther back in time. Christian Brothers Academy has ruled the Shore Conference and Monmouth County Tournaments in that time, Middletown Sou…
Baseball – 2017 Preview: Class A Central
The 2016 season ended without a Class A Central team in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 and the only one that was close – division champion Manasquan – is no longer in Class A Central this year. In fact, two of the three teams in last year’s A Central that had winning records (Manasquan, Shore and M…
Wrestling – Shore Conference Tournament Preview
If it’s late January at the Shore then it must be time for the Shore Conference Tournament. The only conference in New Jersey to hold a dual-meet tournament, the wrestling SCT returns for the 41st time to crown the king of wrestling in Monmouth and Ocean counties...
Boys Basketball – 2016-17 Preview: Class A North
The Class A North division may or may not have a team in the field that will reach the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals or win an NJSIAA sectional title, but is has at least seven teams that have a reasonable amount of hope to challenge for either...
Boys Basketball – 2016-17 Preview: Class B South
For four out of the last six years, the Lakewood boys basketball program has gone just about unrivalled in the Shore Conference Class B South. During that time, the Piners have won every outright Shore Conference division titles and the only reason any other B South team got a chance to win one was …
Boys Basketball – 2016-17 Preview: Class B Central
The emergence of Ranney and Mater Dei Prep last year turned B Central from a division of small school Davids into the division of Goliath, at least considering the top teams in the division. Not only are Ranney and Mater Dei Prep again loaded to the brim with talent heading into the 2016-17 season, …
Boys Basketball – 2016-17 Preview: Class A Central
Class A Central has some pretty impressive credentials thanks to some great performances by its member teams in recent years. In 2015, Rumson-Fair Haven won the Shore Conference Tournament, Manasquan won the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II title and Shore Regional won the Central Jersey Group I champ…
Boys Basketball – 2016-17 Preview: Class B North
Shore Conference realignment changed Class B North more than it did any other division, with four prominent teams moving out and four new ones coming in. All four teams that left – Colts Neck, Neptune, Matawan and Red Bank – have been successful programs in recent years and two of the te…
Boys Basketball – 2016-17 Preview: Class A South
The Class A South race was a race in name only last year, as Toms River North won its third division title in four years by sweeping through the regular season at 14-0. The Mariners have established themselves as a perennial contender for the division crown ever since Rory Caswell took over six year…

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