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Toms River Helps Its Own Students

If you have a child in college or one close to that point you are quite aware that the costs associated today with higher education are staggering and often crippling. 

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The entrance to Lakewood High School
The entrance to Lakewood High School (Lakewood Scoop)
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Football’s Trifecta of Trouble

Clearly it’s been a rough couple of days for the sport of football and for once I’m not talking about the NFL but rather right in our own backyard.

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The scoareboard at Sayreville War Memorial High School
The scoareboard at Sayreville War Memorial High School (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sayreville Cancels the Season

Sayreville High School has fielded one of the top public school football programs in the state over the last couple of decades.

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Ed Sarluca (R) and fellow inductees Mike Moynahan(Swimming),Jon Dawson(Tennis)),Melanie Ford (basketball, me(Baseball) into the University of Charleston Sports Hall of Fame
Ed Sarluca (R) and fellow inductees Mike Moynahan(Swimming),Jon Dawson(Tennis)),Melanie Ford (basketball, me(Baseball) into the University of Charleston Sports Hall of Fame (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Good Weekend for Football, Movies and Honors

Its possible Brick and Jackson Memorial could meet on the football field again during the state playoffs and if they do don’t be surprised if fans get treated to another dandy like the one that took place Saturday night at Munley Field. 

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A tray of Dunkin Donuts coffee
A tray of Dunkin Donuts coffee (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Drive-in and napkin pet peeves

Pet peeves.We all have them and it does not matter if they’re big or small because they just push that button that sets us off. It seems like the ones that bother me the most keep popping up.

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Senior tight end Jordan Craig comes down with the ball after a leaping 30-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that gave Toms River North a 30-27 lead.
Senior tight end Jordan Craig comes down with the ball after a leaping 30-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that gave Toms River North a 30-27 lead. (Heather Laing Photography).
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4 Days of Football

It’s a long high school football weekend with 22 games spread over four days because of Yom Kippur and the schedule includes a Saturday night game in Jackson that just may determine who wins the Class A South championship.

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Monmouth Park
Monmouth Park (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media)
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Hedging Bets on Sports Gambling in NJ

A few weeks ago proponents of legalized sports betting got all fired up when Governor Chris Christie basically came out and said casinos and racetracks could move forward and offer sports wagering. 

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Toms River North junior running back Asante Moorer ran for 200 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries to power the Mariners to a 44-34 victory over rival Toms River South
Toms River North junior running back Asante Moorer ran for 200 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries to power the Mariners to a 44-34 victory over rival Toms River South (Photo credit: Heather Laing Photography).
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Shining Moments for Derek Jeter and Asante Moorer

Bouncing around a bit after the first weekend of fall which actually was very summer-like.

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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees gestures to the fans after a game winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles
Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees gestures to the fans after a game winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Derek Jeter’s Storybook Ending

In yesterday’s Hometown View I said one of the things that has made Derek Jeter so special was his ability to come up big in big moments but even his biggest fans could not have imagined the storybook ending to his illustrious career in Yankee pinstripes. 

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The number two is painted on the field during Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium
The number two is painted on the field during Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium (Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)
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‘Re2pect’ for Derek Jeter

So by now you probably know that I’m not a Yankees fan and I celebrate the fact that for the second straight year there will be no October baseball for the team and many of their obnoxious fans who think it’s their birthright to play and win the World Series on an annual basis.

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A Coach’s Tale, Then and Now

There are not enough hours in the day to talk about the changes in high school sports from my days in the early 70s to what exists today but I’ll give you one:

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Garrett Graham fans from Brick with former Memorial player-turned Houston Texan
Garrett Graham fans from Brick with former Memorial player-turned Houston Texan (Ed Sarluca, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Garrett Graham Comes Home to New Jersey

A little of this and a little of that on the first day of autumn.

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