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Sunset on Fort Meyers Beach
Sunset on Fort Meyers Beach (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Glorious Florida Getaway

I’m back today after a few glorious days in Fort Myers, Florida which fell under the heading of “badly needed break to prevent total burnout.”

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Goal post
Goal post (Harry How/Getty Images)
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Big Changes Coming to High School Football?

There are two burning issues when it comes to high school sports in New Jersey and a special committee is expected to make dramatic recommendations dealing with both.

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Joe Schifilliti
Joe Schifilliti (Schifilliti Family)
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A Summer of Baseball

Joe Schifilliti had a summer most 12-year olds only dream about last year as a member of the Toms River Little League All-Stars who captured the New Jersey State Championship and advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Regional before losing a heartbreaker to Delaware in the semifinals.

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Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the court after losing to the North Carolina State Wolfpack 71-68 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the court after losing to the North Carolina State Wolfpack 71-68 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Upsets, Surprises and Potholes

I know there is snow on the ground and it’s pretty cold this morning but I think we can rest assured that what we got Friday was the last real blast of winter.

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A clutch 3-pointer by freshman Makayla Markham and a great all-around game by senior Jess Louro sent St. Rose to its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final
A clutch 3-pointer by freshman Makayla Markham and a great all-around game by senior Jess Louro sent St. Rose to its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final (Ray Richardson)
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Spring Snow Brings Winter Winners

Random notes on the first day of spring which officially arrives at 6:45 tonight with snow in the forecast. I guess it’s only fitting considering the winter we’ve had.

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Basketballs are seen prior to a game between the Hampton Pirates and the Manhattan Jaspers in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio
Basketballs are seen prior to a game between the Hampton Pirates and the Manhattan Jaspers in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio
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March Madness at Work

There’s a pretty decent chance that wherever you work there is some type of office pool involving the NCAA Basketball Tournament which officially began last night but realistically doesn’t start until tomorrow.

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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Seaside Heights
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Seaside Heights (Townsquare Media NJ)
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What Being Irish Really Means

It’s as much a tradition as corned beef and cabbage and like it or not you’re getting it again on St. Patrick’s Day: my little ditty about what being Irish really means.

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Roselle Catholic-St Anthony during the NJSIAA basketball championships at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River
Roselle Catholic-St Anthony during the NJSIAA basketball championships at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Championships Won and Lost in Toms River

If you drove by the Pine Belt Arena at all this weekend you might have wondered why the parking lot was jammed, especially late in the day on Saturday when drivers were desperately seeking parking spaces on the campus of Toms River High School North.

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St. Rose knocked off Roselle Catholic to win its second straight NJSIAA Non-Public South B crown on Wednesday night.
St. Rose knocked off Roselle Catholic to win its second straight NJSIAA Non-Public South B crown on Wednesday night. (Photo by Ray Richardson)
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Championship Basketball Back in Ocean County

The Pine Belt Arena in Toms River will host eight NJSIAA Group Basketball Championship games this weekend and the shore will be well represented.

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Matthew DeRiggi with Mohamed Sanu of the Cincinnati Bengals (#12)
Matthew DeRiggi with Mohamed Sanu of the Cincinnati Bengals (#12)
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Help Matt Keep the Faith

Matthew DeRiggi is a 17-year old sophomore at Toms River High School North who faces more challenges on a daily basis that most of us will over the course of a lifetime.

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CBA celebrated its first sectional title since 2009 after a thriller against St. Augustine Prep
CBA celebrated its first sectional title since 2009 after a thriller against St. Augustine Prep. (Photo by Larry Murphy/Sports Pix NJ)
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Monmouth County, Home of Champions

The high school basketball season has ended for Ocean County teams but quite a few from Monmouth County are celebrating state sectional titles and still playing for even bigger hardware.

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A winter surfer off Bradley Beach
A winter surfer off Bradley Beach (Bud McCormick)
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Reasons to Love Winter In New Jersey

Clearly the worst of winter is over and more than ever some of you might be questioning why you live here, especially if you could be in Florida or some other warm-weather location. 

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