Gianni Ghione

All-Star Duals
All-Star Duals
Four current Shore Conference high school wrestlers and one eighth grade standout from Ocean County will wrestle for team New Jersey at the Pinning Down Autism All-Star Duals on Saturday at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale. The event will feature all-star teams from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania competing in three duals scheduled for 9 a...
All-Shore Wrestling
All-Shore Wrestling
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2017 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2017 Shore Conference wrestling season. The All-Shore teams, along with the wrestler and coach of the year, were selected by Managing Editor Bob Badders...
Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
*Photo gallery by Ray Richardson* ATLANTIC CITY — The disappointment was obvious, and how could it not be? Brick Memorial’s Gianni Ghione was the No. 1 seed at 132 pounds in the NJSIAA Individual Championships and had his eyes set on closing his career with a state championship, but that dream ended with a loss in the semifinals...
Almost Famous
Almost Famous
ATLANTIC CITY -- Five Shore Conference wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the NJSIAA Individual Championships on Saturday afternoon at Boardwalk Hall. Howell junior Kyle Slendorn at 126 pounds, Brick Memorial senior Gianni Ghione at 132, Ocean junior Jake Benner at 138, Wall sophomore Rob Kanniard at 152 and Howell senior Eric Keosseian at 220 each won their quarterfinal bouts and will wrestl
Gianni The Great
Gianni The Great
BRICK TOWNSHIP — In his final day of wrestling inside his home gym, Gianni Ghione entered the pantheon of Brick Memorial wrestling with a dominant NJSIAA Region 6 Tournament. On paper it was Ghione, then everybody else, and on the mat his opponents barely stood a chance...
A Banner for the Braves
A Banner for the Braves
MANALAPAN — A 19-year drought between district team championships came to an end for Manalapan on Saturday as the Braves crowned five champions en route to winning the NJSIAA District 21 Tournament for the first time since 1997. Manalapan out-pointed district rival Colts Neck, 216...
Eyes on March
Eyes on March
BRICK TOWNSHIP — A pair of returning top-five state medalists met Wednesday night in a tournament final fit for Boardwalk Hall and delivered a match that could be a glimpse of things to come. Brick Memorial senior Gianni Ghione won a thriller over Kingsway junior Quinn Kinner, 6-5, in the 132-pound final of the Mustang Classic en route to being named Outstanding Wrestler...
All-Shore Wrestling
All-Shore Wrestling
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2016 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2016 Shore Conference wrestling season. The All-Shore teams, along with the wrestler and coach of the year, were selected by Wrestling Editor Bob Badders using a criteria that values state tournament finish, followed by region finish...
State Top Three
State Top Three
ATLANTIC CITY — When Anthony Vetrano was a freshman at Middletown North he couldn’t even picture himself wrestling on the mats of Boardwalk Hall in the state tournament. Yet after the final bout of his high school career he had accomplished something no Lions wrestler had done in 16 years...
Down to 12
Down to 12
ATLANTIC CITY -- The Shore Conference went down to Atlantic City for the state tournament with 42 wrestlers aiming to win a state champion, but the dream is alive for just 12 after Friday's preliminary and pre-quarterfinal rounds. Region 6 had 30 of its wrestlers lose in either the first or second rounds on the opening night of the NJSIAA Individual Tournament at Boardwalk Hall, including a stunni
Region Royalty
Region Royalty
TOMS RIVER -- There were plenty of stunning results at the Region 6 Tournament, but when the dust settled it was still the superstars of the Shore Conference who reigned supreme. Wall senior Brett Donner and Toms River South senior Owen McClave each captured their third titles, while Christian Brothers Academy senior Sebastian Rivera won his second region championship en route to being named Most
Wall Sweeps D23
Wall Sweeps D23
Wall won the team title, freshman Rob Kanniard was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler and head coach Brian Fischer was selected as Coach of the Year at the NJSIAA District 23 Tournament on Saturday at Brick Memorial High School. The Crimson Knights had a Shore Conference-high six district champions, plus two second-place finishers, to finish with 202 team points and capture their eighth district cham

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