Thursday, December 20, 2012
Grapple at the Garden features top teams and individuals
For high school wrestlers in New Jersey the ultimate individual goal is always to make it to Boardwalk Hall for the state championship tournament. The Wrestlers Many of the same wrestlers that have finished their careers on the podium in Atlantic City have gone on to make a name for themselves at the college level. On Sunday some of the most decorated athletes in Garden State history found themselves in a place they never expected to compete as they took part in the Grapple at the Garden at Madison Square Garden. In its illustrious history of hosting some of the biggest sporting events ever Sunday was the first time collegiate wrestling was held at the place known as the World's Most Famous Arena. The event not only featured some of the …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Summer high school football tradition continues Monday.
Before they start their college careers, some of the top gridiron stars in the state will head to Kean University for the annual New Jersey North-South All-Star Football Classic. With the 7 p.m. kickoff the Shore Conference figures to be well represented according to a story on nj.com. After plowing his way through opposing defenses John Sleczkowski from Manalapan will have the chance to shine on another level against bigger competition on Monday. Red Bank receiver Tyheem Crawford is also set to represent the Bucs as they launch an air attack they hope will be good enough to beat their northern counterparts. The south squad's offensive line has a very strong Shore Conference presence in this year's game. The group includes Toms River …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Will it be RFH... or RBR?
I'm ridiculous for even asking the question, right? Well, here, show your hometown Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs or Red Bank Regional Buccaneers your support by voting for them in this poll... even after the game is over.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Red-hot Red Bank hits the road for a Shore "D" showdown with St. Rose Friday night in Wall.
Editor's Note: Special thanks to RBR parent Igor Rjedkin for the use of the photos in the gallery above. All statistics are through 10 games. 5-4-1 overall, 4-0-1 Shore Conference "D" Division Ranked 84 among NJ high school teams by NJPowerRanking.com After losing the first three games of the season to tougher "C" division opponents Toms River East, Manasquan and Rumson-Fair Haven, the Bucs dropped down to games against their own "D" division opponents and fared better, defeating Marlboro, Ocean (twice) and Jackson Liberty. RBR visited Parsippany over the holiday break and beat them 4-3. If you're an Optimum subscriber, you can watch that game here. The Bucs are third in the Shore "D" with 11 points through 10 games. The duo of Joe Franco …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Red Bank fought hard in their first playoff appearance in six years, but were overrun by undefeated Manasquan. Ross Gisondi hurt on play, but x-rays reveal no fracture.
Manasquan High School played precision football on Saturday and ended Red Bank Regional's post-season play, but not without a fight from the first Buccaneer team to make the playoffs in seven years. The Bucs, 5-3 in the regular season, struggled to find their groove, but held the undefeated Manasquan Warriors to seven points until the last minute of the first half. The Warriors capitalized on opportunities, however, and when time ran out under blue skies at Vic Kubu Warrior Field in Manasquan, the home team had won, 34-7. "Great football teams like Manasquan do all the little things right," said Bucs Head Coach Nick Giglio. "They make big plays when they need them." Giglio, however, said he was proud of his players, who "gained great …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Shore Conference Final set for Saturday against Freehold Boro.
The Shore Regional Field Hockey team defeated Rumson Fair-Haven by a score of 8-0 on Tuesday night in the Shore Conference Tournament Semi-Finals, according to the Shore Regional Facebook page. The team will now play Freehold boro in the Shore Conference Tournament Final, which is tentatively set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holmdel High School. This is the 13th straight time the team has advanced to the Shore Conference Final, according to shorefieldhockey.com. The Blue Devils will also start the NJSIAA tournament Thursday at 2 p.m. at home against Henry Hudson.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Blue Devils one step closer to playoff berth.
With thoughts of defending its state title in the back of its minds, Shore Regional kept the dream alive as it hung on to defeat Highland Park, 26-14, in a nonconference game at Shore's Robert E. Feeney Field on Friday night. Although it wasn’t always pretty, on this night the Blue Devil’s best defense was their offense as they successfully kept the ball out of the hands of the Owl’s “big play offense” by controlling the ball for majority of the second half. “We did a good job of controlling the clock late in the game,” Shore head coach Mark Costantino said. “That’s always what we want to do. Signature Shore Regional football is to hold the ball. They are a big play team. They have some kids that can play with anybody. I remember chasing …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Shore hangs tough, but Manasquan proves too much.
Sometimes in football it simply comes down to a numbers game. For an undermanned Shore Regional team that was the case against perennial Shore Conference powerhouse Manasquan on Saturday. The Blue Devils (2-2, 2-1) did all they could to keep up with the Warriors before falling, 21-7, in a nondivisional game at Vic Kubu Warrior Field.In the first half both schools’ stout defenses where on full display as neither offense could generate any kind of production. Shore, which has been led by its strong defensive play through the first four games of the season, held Manasquan’s offense in check in the first half as both teams went into halftime tied 0-0. The Blue Devils best opportunity to score in the first half came early in the second quarter…
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Red Bank fights down field to first consecutive victory since 2005, boosts season record to 3-2.
After a scoreless first half, the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers' stellar defense and laser-like offense lit up Raritan's football field Thursday night to defeat the Rockets 14-7 and give the Bucs a winning record of 3-2 midway through the regular season. Coming off a big win last week against Holmdel, Coach Nick Giglio dangled the carrot before the game: not since 2005 had the Bucs won two games in a row. "We had one simple goal of winning two games in a row," he said. "That was the extra incentive our kids played with tonight." The Bucs came close a couple times in the first half, but neither team put a point on the board. Bucs junior Dillon Stambaugh sacked the Hazlet quarterback in the second quarter, which Giglio credited …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Holmdel couldn't handle a revved up Red Bank, with Alex Fox intercepting two passes as the Buccaneers cruised to victory.
The Red Bank Regional Buccaneers made it look easy Saturday in a crushing defeat of the Holmdel Hornets, bringing their record to 2-2 before a cheering crowd under cloudy skies at their home field in Little Silver. The final score told the story: Bucs 41, Hornets 0. "We play like we practice," said head coach Nick Giglio. "A very simple formula, but it works." Thyeem Crawford drew first blood for the Bucs when he ran in a five-yard pass from quarterback Terrance Scanlon on the Bucs' first drive of the game. The Bucs scored again when Alex Fox intercepted a Holmdel pass; two plays later, fullback Pat Quinn ran the ball in for a touchdown with less than five minutes to go in the first quarter. The Bucs threatened again after Shane …