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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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Scoreboard shows final score of TR South-Ocean matchup at Toms River North
Scoreboard shows final score of TR South-Ocean matchup at Toms River North (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Trying To Understand ‘The Beautiful Game’

I will admit that I’m not much of a soccer fan. Like many fathers I coached for a time when my children played but I was clearly one who was better off telling the kids what to do rather than show them. Actually I was better off having other coaches who knew what to do.

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The Toms River Raiders Cadet team, winners of the American Youth Football New Jersey state title
The Toms River Raiders Cadet team, winners of the American Youth Football New Jersey state title. ( Toms River Raiders Cadet)
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A Perfect World for Men

I will admit that today’s main subject is one I’ve done before but frankly I overslept my alarm by nearly an hour and was going to lose the race against the clock so I went into the archives.

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Middletown South senior quarterback Matt Mosquera.
Middletown South senior quarterback Matt Mosquera. (Photo by Ray Richardson)
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Here Come Football’s Playoffs

27 Shore Conference teams begin the quest this weekend to win a state sectional football championship. For some just being in the NJSIAA playoffs is an accomplishment while for others anything less than hoisting a championship trophy in early December would be a major disappointment.

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Toms River Veterans Day parade
Toms River Veterans Day parade (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Bouncing around from parades to sports

Some random thoughts today as I bounce around a bit.

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Flags in front of Ryan's Funeral Home
Flags in front of Ryan's Funeral Home (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Thank You For Your Service

Today is Veterans Day, a federal holiday in which we honor all of those who have served in the United States military during times of war and peace.

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(L-R) Kevin and Jane Williams with Darlene and Joe Gomulka
(L-R) Kevin and Jane Williams with Darlene and Joe Gomulka (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Sunday Without Football

Sundays in the fall for me are pretty much a time to unwind after what’s usually been a hectic week and my favorite pastime is to be firmly entrenched in my favorite seat by 1 p.m. to watch the NFL Red Zone. However I can sometimes be persuaded to change the routine especially when I know the really nice fall days will soon be replaced by the reality of winter.

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Terrence Farley
Terrence Farley (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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End of Watch for a Friend

A couple of months ago I was having routine blood work done when I ran into Terry Farley who I had not seen since my father’s funeral last November.

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Toms River North coach Dave Oizerowitz and senior offensive lineman Luke Butera with Kevin Williams & Matt Harmon
Toms River North coach Dave Oizerowitz and senior offensive lineman Luke Butera with Kevin Williams & Matt Harmon (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Two Days of Halloween

Your calendar says Halloween is tomorrow and you’re wondering why kids are roaming the neighborhood tonight dressed for trick-or-treating. Welcome to Toms River and several surrounding towns where Halloween (at least the best part for kids) comes a day early.

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Surf rolls past the destroyed Jet Star roller coaster
Surf rolls past the destroyed Jet Star roller coaster (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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The Lingering Impact of Superstorm Sandy

The date itself may not stand out like 9/11 or December 7th but clearly October 29th is one that thousands of Jersey Shore residents will likely never forget. It is the third anniversary of Hurricane or Superstorm Sandy striking our area with a fury whose impact can still be seen today and will so for years to come.

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Shhh! Kevin Williams falls victim to 71 minutes of sleep after game 1 of the World Series went 14 innings
Shhh! Kevin Williams falls victim to 71 minutes of sleep after game 1 of the World Series went 14 innings (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Fall Classic and Sleep Deprivation

For more than 36 years my alarm clock has gone off somewhere between 2:22 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. and sleep has often taken a back seat when it comes to a choice between that and say watching a game.

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