Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Red Bank resident taking his talents to the Nittany Lions
Wednesday, February 6
Red Bank Regional student Garrett Sickels has signed with Penn State University. The Red Bank resident will take his football talents to the Nittany Lions after a senior season in which he had 91 tackles and 12 sacks for a 4-6 Bucs team and was honored with a spot in the Army All-American Bowl. The defensive end never wavered in his commitment to Penn State, despite the team being hit with sanctions following the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal. "I always told my parents I had two rules about committing," Sickels told All-Shore Media. "I would never de-commit once I made a commitment, and I would never commit on site while I was visiting a school because you see kids get so pumped up in the moment that they don't take the time to go …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Garrett Sickels joins Navesink Hook and Ladder and Thomas Doremus to become chief of the department
Joking that he had to adjust his glasses to make sure what he was reading was true, Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna said at last week’s Borough Council meeting that it was “with great pleasure and, indeed, overwhelming joy” that he accept the request of resident Garrett Sickels to join Navesink Hook and Ladder Company of the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department. A senior at Red Bank Regional High School, the young Sickels, who is a Penn State-bound football star, also is the son of Administrator Stanley Sickels. Recognized as one of the country’s top linemen, Garrett Sickels also comes from a long line of community volunteers. His father, Stanley, having been administrator for many years, raised his family with wife Donna, in the borough, so Menna …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Segment of Bleacher Report's Full Ride highlights the Buc defensive end making a verbal commitment earlier this week with Penn State.
Garrett Sickels is a stud. A full-ride stud, according to Bleacher Report, an online sports news source that interviewed the Red Bank Regional junior defensive end this week after he said, "I do," to play for Penn State when he graduates in 2013. The 6-foot 4-inch Red Bank resident, who had scholarship offers to play for a number of schools like Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame, talks about meeting with coaching legends like Nick Saban, Bill O'Brien and Mark Richt. Check out the attached video and see who Sickels' fantasy celebrity prom date would be.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Bucs hold steady to bring record to 4-2, putting them second in Shore Conference Class A Central and one step closer to state playoff berth.
Displaying awesome intensity and the maturity to overcome setbacks, the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers beat the Lancers of St. John Vianney 27-14 in a Homecoming extravaganza that brought them to 4-2 on the season. "We knew how much this one meant," said the Bucs' Garrett Sickels, who had three and a half sacks. "We took nothing for granted." On the Lancers' first possession of the game, the Bucs' Tajhi Tomaino intercepted a long pass, but the Bucs lost the ball on downs at the Lancer 20. With seven minutes left in the first quarter, Sickels and teammate Isaac Coates sacked the Lancer quarterback, and the Lancers had to punt. The Bucs took over at their own 20 yard line, but the Lancers recovered a fumble. With the Lancers …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Buccaneers have winning culture in place, but can they live up to expectations?
The numbers haven't been pretty for Red Bank Regional since it last appeared in a state sectional final during the 2003 season. The Bucs have produced just one non-losing season (5-5 in 2004) since then and had not won more than two games in a season until last year's 4-6 campaign. There is a big difference for Red Bank as it heads into the 2011 season, however. Where the question used to be could the Bucs dig out of their almost decade-long hole, today's unknown is just how big of a stride they will take next. “Expectations are really high,” said senior quarterback Terrance Scanlon. “It's almost like it's the first year here for all of us because we've never had expectations or standards to live up to. Now we have something, and it's …