Tisony wrestles Spartans into state finals

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
One of the smallest, lightest wrestlers on the Ocean Township squad had the entire weight of his team, season and history of the program on his shoulders last Wednesday night. Going into the final match at 113 pounds, both Ocean and Rahway were dead even at 28 points in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals. Read More >>

Gulls edge Devils 38-22 to win sectional title

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr Photos by Sportshotswlb.com
By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
The Blue Devils wrestling squad entered the 2018 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 tournament as the two seed. On Friday night they were in Point Pleasant Beach to face the top seed Garnet Gulls for the sectional title, but unfortunately for the Devils they lost 38-22. Read More >>

Spartans top Falcons 65-39

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
One of the surprise teams in the Shore Conference this basketball season has been the boys at Ocean Township High School. Read More >>

Long Branch wins NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 title

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr

Long Branch had two relatively easy opening rounds in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 wrestling tournament. As top seed, they faced Brick Memorial, the third seed, in the finals on February 9. Read More >>

Al Gore ‘Climate Change College’ graduates speak

Pat and Steve Miller, graduates of Al Gore’s training program on climate change, will provide recent examples of problems caused by climate change, steps that are being taken to counter these problems, and why the future still looks hopeful, in a talk at 6 p.m, Monday, Feb. 26 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft.


The New Tax Law: How did I make out?

By Frank Mango
As most of us now know on December 22, 2017, President Trump signed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law. The provisions contained in the new law mark the first major overhaul to our federal tax system since 1986. Read More >>

Christopher Aparicio-Reyes of Long Branch guilty of murder

A Monmouth County jury has convicted a Long Branch man of the 2015 murder of a 40-year-old city woman, announced Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Kevin Long of Oceanport charged with distribution of child porn

FREEHOLD – An Oceanport man was arrested and charged with downloading and distributing child pornography, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Devils wrestle three wins on Saturday

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr.

This past weekend the Blue Devils of Shore Regional hosted three school in nondivisional wrestling matches. They crushed Neptune 68-9 and walloped JFK Iselin 70-12.

However, before they beat those schools they faced off against rival Red Bank Regional. It was the closest score of the day, but the Devils still walked away with the 46-27 win. Those wins give the Blue Devils a 20-4 overall record and they are in second place in the Shore Conference B Central division with a 4-1 record.

Match results against Red Bank Regional

138 pounds, Michael McGhee of Shore had a major decision 14-0 over Luke Devine.

145 pounds, Gabe Pesh of Shore beat Jonathan Ponce 8-6.

152 pounds, Sam Goldweig of Red Bank Regional beat Jarrett Weir 5-2.

160 pounds, Ian Smith of Shore beat Will DalPra 7-2

170 pounds, Cade Torres of Shore pinned Michael Espinoza at 2:40. 1

82 pounds, Tylor Sousa of Shore pinned Vincent DeLorenzi at 3:30. 1

95 pounds, Michael Rosati of Shore pinned Nicholas Principe at 1:53.

220 pounds, Edison Quesada of Red Bank Regional pinned Joe Graci in 26 seconds.

285 pounds, Justin Gooding of Red Bank Regional pinned Balint Bogner at 2:30.

106 pounds, Jack Maida of Shore won by forfeit.

113 pounds, Matt Klemser of Shore pinned Tucker Cochrane at 5:10.

120 pounds, Brad Smuro of Shore pinned Anthony Ciccone at 1:28.

126 Finn Smith, of Red Bank Regional won by forfeit. 1

32 pounds, Erik Olsen of Red Bank Regional won by forfeit.


Ocean skating on thin ice this season

By Coleen Burnett

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr

Last week the Spartans ice hockey team which consists of players from both Ocean Township and Shore Regional high schools were on the road for an away game facing Freehold Township. They didn’t have to travel far for the game as Freehold plays in the same arena, just on another rink. Read More >>