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  • BULLDOGS PREVAIL OVER BLUE DEVILS WITH BALANCED ATTACK By Les Pierce

    BULLDOGS PREVAIL OVER BLUE DEVILS WITH BALANCED ATTACK By Les Pierce It could never be overlooked that junior running back Charlie Volker’s touchdown runs of 84 and 42 yards powered the Rumson-Fair Haven (RFH) Bulldogs to a 13–6 victory over the Shore Regional Blue Devils. However, several key plays by the RFH defensive unit ultimately preserved the win by holding off a tenacious Blue Devil offense late in the game. Shore hit the board initially with a field goal in the first quarter. ...
  • RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN AMERICAN YOUTH FOOTBALL OFF TO A GOOD START By Les Pierce

    RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN AMERICAN YOUTH FOOTBALL OFF TO A GOOD START By Les Pierce   The Rumson-Fair Haven (RFH) Bulldogs of the American Youth Football (AYF) League have started their 2013 campaign with a pair of wins. Most recently, RFH posted a 12–7 come-from-behind victory over the Hazlet Hawks. A 26 yard punt return by Matt Ansell to the Hazlet 40 yard line set up the first tally of that game. Three plays later, Ansell pulled in a screen pass from QB Thomas Forlenza and rambled 36 ...
  • SOUTH BLANKS MANALAPAN IN FIELD HOCKEY DEBUT

    SOUTH BLANKS MANALAPAN IN FIELD HOCKEY DEBUT The Middletown High School South Field Hockey team shut out divisional rival Manalapan by a 5–0 tally in the first match of the 2013 campaign. The Eagles demonstrated their depth here with scoring from five different players. Senior midfielder Dana Pierce scored the first goal of the season when she slapped in a rebound off a defender’s stick at just 10:04 into the contest. Lizzy Gulino slammed a 15-foot drive off a penalty corner at 20:41 ...
  • RBR WRESTLER WILL NOT ALLOW DIABETES TO DETER HIS DREAMS

    RBR WRESTLER WILL NOT ALLOW DIABETES TO DETER HIS DREAMS Jack McMahon always wanted to participate in a team sport in school. When he entered fifth grade, the Junior Buc Wrestling signs in his Little Silver neighborhood caught his eye just about the same time his neighbor, a volunteer wrestling coach, caught his ear. Soon Jack began to play in club wrestling as well as the Junior Bucs program. As a freshman at Red Bank Regional (RBR) this past year, he realized his dream to wrestle for the ...
  • GAME ON! By Rich Fisher

    GAME ON! By Rich Fisher The school year is underway and, so too, is the high school fall sports season. Here are highlights of some Monmouth County teams during the first 10 days of the campaign. FOOTBALL Red Bank Catholic opened its season with a 49-6 win over Red Bank in the town’s backyard brawl. Larry Redaelli led the rushing attack for RBC, rushing for 120 yards and four touchdowns on 17 attempts. Rumson got touchdown runs of 80 and 45 yards from Charlie Volker in a 13-6 ...
  • SAINT JOHN VIANNEY SOPHOMORE COMMITS TO PENN STATE

    SAINT JOHN VIANNEY SOPHOMORE COMMITS TO PENN STATE Saint John Vianney High School sophomore Kristen Politz of Morganville verbally committed to compete for the women’s gymnastics team at Penn State University on a full athletic scholarship. She has been training since the age of four at Rebound Gymnastics in Marlboro. Kristen trains year-round for approximately 35 hours a week on Rebound's Level 10 Junior Olympic team. She has competed at Level 10 Nationals for the past three years. ...
  • COLTS NECK GIRLS’ SOCCER TEAM STARTS SEASON WITH OVERTIME VICTORY By Les Pierce

    COLTS NECK GIRLS’ SOCCER TEAM STARTS SEASON WITH OVERTIME VICTORY By Les Pierce   The season opener for the Colts Neck girls’ soccer team could only be described as a thriller. The Cougars battled A Division rival Howell into double overtime of scoreless play. Then, in the 95th minute, junior Erika Keselman headed a corner kick from Bridgette King high into the net for the game-winning goal. Colts Neck had found the going tough as they faced a strong and physical Rebel defense ...
  • ALTER BOYS STILL MAKING GOOD NEWS By Laura Kolnoski

    ALTER BOYS STILL MAKING GOOD NEWS By Laura Kolnoski Brothers Matthew and Kevin “Pookie” Alter, graduates of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, continue making headlines in the sports world and beyond. Matthew, 22, graduated in June from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Following internships at MTV and an accounting business, he spent his summer doing professional landscape work while continuing to ...
  • RFH GIRLS’ LACROSSE RECLAIMS SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CROWN

    After a disappointing loss in the Shore Conference Tournament finals last year, where they had hoped to gain their second consecutive victory, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School girls’ lacrosse team was determined to reclaim its crown in 2013.  They achieved that goal by defeating Red Bank Catholic 14-8 in the Shore Conference Lacrosse final at Monmouth University. It was the Bulldogs' sixth appearance in the Shore Conference Final and their second title, both under Coach Amy O'Keefe.  ...
  • HOLMDEL DOMINATES DISTANCE EVENTS AT STATE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS by Les Pierce

    The dominance of Holmdel distance running was confirmed at the NJSIAA Group 2 CJ State Sectional Championships, as the Hornets won every distance race at the meet.  Sophomore Marin Warner started the Holmdel streak when she captured the 1600 meter on day one of the venue.  Warner clocked in at 5:08.39 and was followed across the finish line by teammate Lennon Cooper, who was timed at 5:14.59.  Jacqueline Gottuso of Rumson–Fair Haven took the bronze.  Warner came back on day two to ...