Mike O'Connor

The Sweet Four-Peat
PISCATAWAY — With a championship hanging in the balance and a history waiting to be embraced, it was only fitting to have Rumson-Fair Haven’s defense on the field to clinch it all.
An interception by senior Mike O’Connor with 43 seconds left in regulation sealed the Bulldogs’ 27-22 win over South Pla…
Flying High Again
MIDDLETOWN — Middletown South isn’t a team to let outside distractions dictate how it approaches a game, but the Eagles were certainly aware of the notion that, after two subpar performances by their standards, people had begun to doubt their No...
Running Wild
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RUMSON — It’s been 279 days since Rumson-Fair Haven walked off the field at Rutgers University’s High Point Solutions Stadium with its third straight NJSIAA state championship, and after Friday night’s dismantling…
Rumson-FH Bulldogs
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Rumson-Fair Haven made history last season when it won the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III title, becoming just the fifth Shore Conference team to win three straight NJSIAA state titles. Now, with a roster stocked with talent on both sides of the ball…
Championship Form
By Ella Brockway
SSN Correspondent
RUMSON--Only 11 seconds into the first quarter of the Shore Conference Tournament second round matchup between the Rumson-Fair Haven boys basketball team and Manchester Township, Rumson senior guard Brendan Barry sank a three-pointer - his 55th of the season...
Ridge Road Rulers
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PISCATAWAY — History was going to be made one way or the other in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III championship game, and with another magnificent defensive performance Rumson-Fair Haven cemented its legacy in the annals of the Shore Conference&Cl…
Sweet 19
RUMSON -- Shore being a Class B Central and Group I juggernaut is nothing new, but the questions always seem to linger regarding just how good the Blue Devils are in a given year.
Heading into their Thanksgiving Day game against arch-rival Rumson-Fair Haven with 18 wins in a row, two straight divisio…
RFH Topples Rahway
Central Jersey Group III
1-Rumson-Fair Haven 43, 8-Rahway 6
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The Bulldogs (8-1) trailed 6-0 at halftime before ripping off 43 unanswered points to eliminate the Indians (3-6) and advance to the semifinals...
Rumson Stops Lakewood
LAKEWOOD — The first order of business for any team playing Lakewood is to corral dynamic senior Amir Tyler, and Rumson-Fair Haven’s play was simple if not foolproof.
“We had to hit him early and hit him often,” said Rumson senior linebacker Max Pfran…
Substance Over Style
HOLMDEL — Any questions regarding how St. John Vianney would respond if its passing game was taken away were answered on a stormy Friday night.
The Lancers, ranked No. 4 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10, proved they are an all-weather team by defeating fifth-ranked Rumson-Fair Haven 13-6 in a…
Getting Defensive
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RUMSON — Run left, nothing. Run right, nothing. There wasn’t room up the middle, either. Passing the ball didn’t go much better. It was the kind of night where Rumson-Fair Haven’s defense had an answer …
Can't Stop the Reign
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UNION — If there’s one thing the last five years have proven, it’s that when Rumson-Fair Haven reaches a state sectional final its defense is going to play lights out.
The Bulldogs turned in another defensive gem in a state title game on Saturday nig…

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