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This is what the roads in Toms River could look like. (
This is what the roads in Toms River could look like. (Justin Louis, Townsuare Media NJ)
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The Weather Outside Is Not So Frightful

We are two weeks away from Christmas and the one thing most of us agree on is that it just doesn’t feel like Christmas. The weather is more suited for shorts than scarves and most days all you need is a light jacket to walk around.

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Barnegat High School Girls Tennis Coach Sue Rogers (second from right) with (from left to right) School Principal Steve Nichol, Superintendent Karen Wood and Athletic Director John Germano at Monday’s NJSIAA Awards Luncheon.
Barnegat High School Girls Tennis Coach Sue Rogers (second from right) with (from left to right) School Principal Steve Nichol, Superintendent Karen Wood and Athletic Director John Germano at Monday’s NJSIAA Awards Luncheon.(Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Shore’s Best Coaches are Honored

While most of the attention at Monday’s annual meeting of the NJSIAA was focused on controversial proposals that were voted on there were other items on the agenda at the Pines Manor in Edison. One of the highlights of the luncheon was the honoring of this year’s sports awards recipients from across the state with 7 coaches from the shore saluted.

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Monsignor Donovan High School
Monsignor Donovan High School (Monsignor Donovan High School)
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A Historic Vote for High School Sports

Only time will tell if Monday was indeed a historic day in terms of high school sports in New Jersey.

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Jackson Memorial championship picture
Jackson Memorial championship picture (Bob Badders)
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‘Threepeat’ In The Shore Conference

Saturday was quite a day for Shore Conference Football as for the second year six of the 23 state sectional champions come from Ocean and Monmouth County with Jackson Memorial, Shore Regional and Rumson-Fair Haven repeating as sectional champions.

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Toms River South-Lakewood
Toms River South-Lakewood (Heather Lang)
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Another Step Closer To The Championship

High school basketball and wrestling practice officially began on Monday but many teams are missing some of their top athletes because they are still playing football as this is championship weekend in New Jersey. When the dust settles Sunday night 23 teams will have earned NJSIAA sectional titles and as many as seven of them could be from the shore.

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SWAT officers enter an area where suspects were believed to be after the shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California
SWAT officers enter an area where suspects were believed to be after the shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California
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San Bernardino Joins The List

“What is this world coming to?” That question, which does not have an answer, was likely asked time and time again yesterday as news broke of the latest mass shooting which would leave 14 dead and 17 injured in San Bernardino, California.

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Toms River North displays their 2014 Christimas Classic championship banner
Toms River North displays their 2014 Christimas Classic championship banner (Bill Normile)
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Here Comes the WOBM Christmas Classic

If it’s December it means the WOBM Christmas Classic is right around the corner and the 32nd edition of the shore’s premier holiday basketball tournament returns to the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River with first round games on December 19th and 20th.

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Turkey
Turkey (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The ‘Four F’s’ of Thanksgiving

Despite the efforts of some you simply can’t ruin Thanksgiving which for me will always be the best holiday of the year because it’s pure.Everyone can celebrate, regardless of race and religion and it’s still okay to display pictures of turkeys without upsetting too many in these politically correct times.

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Donovan Catholic head football coach Dan Duddy on the Thursday Night High School Football Show
Donovan Catholic head football coach Dan Duddy on the Thursday Night High School Football Show (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Dan Duddy Will Always Be the Coach

Shortly after he resigned Monday as the head football coach at Donovan Catholic High School Dan Duddy and I talked about the decision which he had been contemplating for some time.

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Sunday's brilliant "fire in the sky" sunset
Sunday's brilliant "fire in the sky" sunset (Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Holidays Start Without the Cold

A little of this and a little of that heading into what for many is a short holiday week.

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Middletown North football coach Steve Bush and senior co-captain Matt
Middletown North football coach Steve Bush and senior co-captain Matt Dombrowski (Townsquare Media NJ)
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15 Teams Still Have Playoff Dreams

27 high school football teams took the field last weekend with the dream of winning a state sectional championship and for 15 of them that dream remains alive.

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Lavallette's new borough hall during construction
Lavallette's new borough hall during construction (Borough of Lavallette)
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Ladies Night in Lavallette

Just a couple of months ago Lavallette was named the third best town to live in by New Jersey Monthly Magazine which was likely not a surprise to the 1,900 people who reside in the mile-long borough.

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