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2017 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Wrestling Teams
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...
Steady Greatness
ATLANTIC CITY — Matt McKenzie's career did not end as he had planned. The top of the medal stand in Boardwalk Hall was his goal, and in the end, it was not to be.
There was disappointment from all angles, starting with the Wall senior himself...
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...
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-p…
Pin Power
MIDDLETOWN — Just six days into the season and with little time for preparation, Middletown North head coach Matt Sirchio learned a great deal about his team after a crucial divisional win over Wall.
The Lions, ranked No. 4 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10, rallied from a 12-point deficit by scorin…
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 crit…
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 …
State Semifinals
Matchups and results for the NJSIAA state semifinals.
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Joe Manchio (Seneca )d. JoJo Aragona (Pope John) 3-0
Nick Duca (Paulsboro) p. Michael Kelly (St. Peter's Prep) 1:08
 
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Patrick Glory (Delbarton) md. Dan Ortega (N...
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 ro…
The Fine Line
WALL -- Sick to his stomach, Wall senior Josh Glantzman was positive he wasn't going to be able to wrestle on Thursday. That was until he saw the Crimson Knights' Shore Conference Tournament title hopes and their undefeated season almost go up up flames in the pre-quarterfinals...
Wrestling Rankings
Four teams and 10 individuals are ranked in the state in New Jersey Advance Media's latest set of polls.
In the New Jersey Top 20, Southern, Christian Brothers Academy, Wall and Howell are ranked with the Rams at No. 12, CBA at No. 13, the Crimson Knights at No...
Wall Escapes
OCEAN TOWNSHIP -- Any time a match ends in a tie and goes to the tie-breaking criteria there are multiple factors that could have went either way. In the end, however, it always comes down to the final bout.
Junior Josiah Schucht helped Wall, No...

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