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Nothing Personal
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. *Click here for video highlights*   BRICK TOWNSHIP — When Brick and Brick Memorial get together - in any sport - it’s an event the fan base salivates over, and when both wrestling teams in one of New Jersey’s best grappling towns are at a high level, the hype only grows. ...
'Clear'-ed Out
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. Click here for a photo gallery by Bill Normile   TOMS RIVER — History was written on Sunday night at Pine Belt Arena, just not in the book Brick was hoping for. ...
Struck By Lightning
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. Click here for a photo gallery by Bill Normile   TOMS RIVER — There are some things in wrestling you just can’t account for. Southern and Phillipsburg were locked in a tight dual on Sunday in the NJSIAA Group IV final when the Rams sent senior Jesse Bauta out at heavyweight against Stateliners freshman Robert Melise. Sou... R
Heroes of Howell
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore.   HOWELL — When Jimmy Slendorn stepped onto the mat with hundreds of fans going wild for the most important individual bout in Howell wrestling history, he thought of all the times he’d envisioned that very moment. ...
Catching Fire
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Group III is wide open, and each of the eight teams remaining knows it has a chance to win it all and make history on Sunday at Pine Belt Arena. Count Brick among that group. With a couple of key late-season additions and a tough-as-nails schedule as preparation, the Dragons may have found their stride at the perfect time...
Over the Mountain
Click here for a photo gallery from Bill Normile Click here for more video highlights LITTLE SILVER — The time had come for Howell’s wrestlers to rise to the occasion to bring home a championship, this much was clear. The Rebels had been here before, though, only to watch their dreams wilt in front of their eyes...
Roll Tide
LONG BRANCH — With the championship season right around the corner, Long Branch is coming together at the perfect time. The Green Wave, ranked No. 6 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10, routed an undermanned No. 8 Ocean squad, 44-17, on Tuesday night to capture the Shore Conference Class B North division title...
Battering Rams
JACKSON — Southern already had a comfortable lead on Jackson Memorial when Gerardo Jorge took the mat at 182 pounds, and he knew he had the chance to bury the Jaguars by taking out one of their best wrestlers in a match they simply had to win...
Proud Tradition
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter Photo Gallery by Doug Bostwick WEST LONG BRANCH — As one of the smallest schools in the state, and, recently, with one of the state’e elite in its sectional bracket, championships do not come easily for Point Beach...
Big-Match Bauta
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter BRICK TOWNSHIP — With a crucial bout coming up late in an important match, there’s no one Southern would rather have on the mat than senior Jesse Bauta. “He’s just that guy for us,” said Rams senior Nick Racanelli...
A Fight to the Finish
LONG BRANCH — The score was tied 1-1 and there was less than 10 seconds left in the heavyweight bout between Long Branch’s Joey Jasio and Wall’s Aldo Guisse. This one had rideouts written all over it. Instead, Jasio bear-hugged Guisse as the clock was ticking toward zero and hit an outside trip for a takedown as time expired, giving him a 3-1 victory and helping the unranked Green Wave top No... R
On the Rebound
OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Since suffering a concussion that cut his tremendous freshman season short, it has been a bit of an uphill battle for Howell sophomore Kris Lindemann. He was 28-2 last year before the injury in the NJSIAA sectional tournament forced him to miss the individual postseason...

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