Lakewood High School will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner this Sunday at Woodlake Country Club beginning at 12 noon.

The newest class of Piner greats includes baseball standout Samuel Warm (Class of 1937), football’s Richard Morgan, Jr. (Class of 1986) and a host of superb track stars…Bobby Daye (1978), Byrum Hunt (1987), Shelly Mitchell Hollingsworth (1988), Steven Chennells (2005) and Sharon Greaves Ahmad (2007).  Honored as Teams of Distinction will be the 1957 Baseball squad including assistant coach Joe Mayer and the 1967 Piners wrestling team along with coaches Ted Stinner and Gene Eberhart.  The final honoree will be Band Director Frank Unger who will receive the JoJo Woodens Award for longtime support of the athletic program.

1975 Lakewood grad Jan Kristbergs, as always, will serve as Master of Ceremonies and tickets are still available by contacting Athletic Trainer Pat Halpin today at (732) 905-3537.She can also be reached via email at

The Ocean County Baseball Tournament gets underway Saturday with all 17 teams in action and a matchup between #9 Pinelands and 8th seeded Barnegat will no doubt receive much attention.  That’s because highly-regarded pitching prospect Jason Groome returns to the mound for the Bengals. He’s been ineligible since April 14th.

Donovan Catholic High School’s Alyssa Wilson not only won the shot put at the Penn Relays Thursday but captured the prestigious title by setting a meet record of 51 feet, 6.5 inches.  The Griffins junior is being recruited by just about every women’s college track program in the country and is re-writing record books along the way.