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Ocean County College's Anthony Walker
Ocean County College's Anthony Walker (OCC)
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February Madness Grips Shore

All things being equal the championship game of a boys basketball tournament usually garners considerably more interest and attendance than the girls game which is why the Shore Conference Tournament has the ladies play first as part of their title game doubleheader at Monmouth University.

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Sophomore guard Jen Louro added a career-high 19 points to help St. Rose pick up a 20-point win over Middletown South in the SCT semifinals.
Sophomore guard Jen Louro added a career-high 19 points to help St. Rose pick up a 20-point win over Middletown South in the SCT semifinals (Ray Richardson)
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A Difference in Quality

It is interesting, at least to me that as the quality of top-level girls basketball has grown in the Shore Conference the boys’ game has taken a noticeable drop.

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The cover of the book "Blind Faith" by Joe McGinniss
The cover of the book "Blind Faith" by Joe McGinniss (Amazon)
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End of a 30-year Nightmare

I was stunned to hear the news Monday afternoon that Robert Marshall had died over the weekend at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. 

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(L-R) Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture, for 'Birdman' and actor Michael Keaton attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball
(L-R) Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture, for 'Birdman' and actor Michael Keaton attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Oscars, Basketballs and THON

Random notes and thoughts heading into the final week of February, a month that can’t end too soon:

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Red Bank-Rumson
Red Bank-Rumson (Scott Stump)
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Shore Conference February Madness at Brookdale

I have always felt like the Shore Conference Tournament was the highlight of the basketball season even more so then the upcoming state tournament.

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Kevin Williams in 1977
Kevin Williams in 1977. A simpler time as well (Kevin Williams)
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Throwback Thursday: The Difference between High School in 1970 and Today

Today’s segment is not an original but rather something that was sent to me a couple of weeks ago. I’ve read many with the same theme and they always make me shake my head because they are so true. The title is “The Difference between High School in 1970 and Today.”

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Phil Citta
Phil Citta (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Phil Citta’s Annual Party

You know you’re special when family and friends throw a birthday party for you every year and you’re not around to enjoy it. Or are you?

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Snow in downtown Toms River
Snow in downtown Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Glass Filled With Snow

Rarely do I give you the “glass is half full” perspective but I am today.

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A bouquet of roses
A bouquet of roses (Ian Gavan/Getty Images for ASDA)
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Hearts, Flowers and Shades

For some reason it does not appear to me that Valentine’s Day has been as hyped this year as in the past.

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Hannah Davis attends 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 'Swimville' Takes Over Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee
Hannah Davis attends 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 'Swimville' Takes Over Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee (Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
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Thoughts of Summer and Warmer Temperatures

I’m back better than ever after being out a couple of days for a minor medical procedure.  Actually better than ever is a big egotistical but let’s just say: I’m back.

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Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds
Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Todd, Dean and Joe

Now that he’s agreed on a new contract with the Reds Todd Frazier can concentrate on more important things, like coming up with the right Valentine’s gift for his wife Jackie.

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Central Regional's Erin Tapp signs a letter of commitment to play soccer for Columbia
Central Regional's Erin Tapp signs a letter of commitment to play soccer for Columbia (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sadness on Signing Day

It might be the longest of long shots but students at Mater Dei Prep are not going down without a fight. 

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