Russell Benson

The Gambler
The Gambler
ATLANTIC CITY — Russell Benson unequivocally believes he’ll be standing on top of the medal stand on Sunday as a state champion, and he’s not afraid to say so. There’s plenty of heavy lifting still to do, but on Friday night on the first day of the NJSIAA Individual Championships the Raritan junior showed how hard of an out he’s going to be...
Rockets Revenge
Rockets Revenge
HAZLET — A.J. Erven did his best to treat Wednesday night’s matchup with heated rival Long Branch the same as any other match on the schedule, but the Raritan junior had unfinished business in his bout and the Rockets were out for revenge against the Green Wave...
Back to DelVal
Back to DelVal
HAZLET -- Pack your bags, Raritan. It's time to head west once again. The Rockets will make what seems like their annual trip to Frenchtown to square off against Delaware Valley in a sectional final after defeating Point Boro 32-19 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II Tournament...
Having a Blast
Having a Blast
HOLMDEL — It started with a pin. And another. And another. And...well, you get the idea. Visiting Raritan, ranked No. 9 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10, won the first five bouts of the match, including four straight pins, to open up a big lead on its way to taking down rival St...
Survive and Advance
Survive and Advance
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. Click here for complete Region VI pre-quarterfinal results   TOMS RIVER — Like any freshman, there are times Russell Benson makes mistakes that can be chalked up to youth and inexperience. Mor...