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Showstopper
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ATLANTIC CITY — Through two periods Jake Benner couldn’t get anything going against Bergen Catholic’s Gerard Angelo in the 138-pound NJSIAA state final on Sunday night. Angelo had shut down the Ocean junior’s offe…
Mission Accomplished
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ATLANTIC CITY — Early in Eric Keosseian’s high school career he and the Howell coaching staff formulated a plan to ultimately get him on top of the medal stand in Atlantic City: get to the state tournament as a sophomore, place in the top eight …
Among the Elite
ATLANTIC CITY —  In a sport where the knowledge of tendencies is a closely-guarded secret, knowing what an opponent is trying to do can often be the difference between winning and losing.
Bucking the trend, Ocean’s Jake Benner prefers to know as little as possible about his…
Shore Wins 5 Titles
Five teams bringing home state titles, two stunning upsets and an incredible finish highlighted the final weekend of the Shore Conference football season.
Rumson-Fair Haven, Manasquan, Asbury Park, Mater Dei Prep and Wall took home coveted NJSIAA sectional championship trophies with resounding victor…
Rac's Ride
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TOMS RIVER -- If Southern was going to finally capture another state title and put an end to a string of heart-breaking defeats in the state finals, it was going to need a hero. The Rams needed someone to do the unexpected...
Rams' Redemption
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TOMS RIVER -- With a state title pinned on his riding ability, there was no way Southern senior Mike Racanelli was going to let his opponent get to his feet.
"I would have stopped breathing before I let him get up," Racanelli said...
Sectional Finals Schedule
Here is the schedule for the 2015 NJSIAA Football Championships. Shore Conference teams are in bold.
Thursday, Dec.3
At MetLife Stadium
North 2, Group II
Madison vs. Rutherford, 5 p.m.
North 2, Group V
Westfield vs. Bridgewater-Raritan, 8 p...
Champion Thoroughbred
ATLANTIC CITY — The countless hours spent in the wrestling room honing his craft, the late-night and early-morning runs to stay on weight, and every other sacrifice Alec Donovan has made over the course of his wrestling career paid off in the biggest of ways on Sunday night at Boardwalk Hall..…
Finals Schedule
The NJSIAA has released the sites, dates and times for this year's state championship weekend, where 24 (don't even get me started on that) champions will be crowned.
You can check out the full state-wide schedule here. The schedule for the games involving the seven finalists from the Shore…
Bitter Pill
PISCATAWAY – Manalapan made no secret about its intentions for the 2013 season. After falling in the sectional final in each of the past two seasons, it was state title or bust for the Braves, who looked every bit like a championship team through 11 games...
Purple Reign
UNION – In preparing to face undefeated Weequahic in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II final, Rumson-Fair Haven heard and read all about the Indians' staggering team statistics.
The numbers were certainly jarring. Weequahic entered its third straight state sectional final averaging 39 points per gam…

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