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Tailgating at High Point Solutions Stadium for Penn State-Rutgers
Tailgating at High Point Solutions Stadium for Penn State-Rutgers (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Family, Friends and Football: A Weekend of Football

From Piscataway to East Rutherford, to say I had a full football weekend would be an understatement.

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Senior wide receiver Bryce Watts and Toms River North are looking for their second straight trip to the South Jersey Group V final after winning it all last year.
Senior wide receiver Bryce Watts and Toms River North are looking for their second straight trip to the South Jersey Group V final after winning it all last year (Ray Richardson)
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17 Shore Teams Make a Playoff Run

17 of the 25 Shore Conference football teams that took the field last weekend in the opening round of the NJSIAA Playoffs are back in action this weekend and at least four of them will advance to sectional championship games in early December.

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Hannah Donner
Hannah Donner (Hannah Donner)
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Good sportsmanship lives on the volleyball court

Sportsmanship is defined as ethical, appropriate, polite and fair behavior while participating in a game or athletic event. Examples of poor sportsmanship can be found in just about every sport on every level today from 8-year olds to the pros.

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Toms River South's Dylan Danelson (22) celebrates his goal in the 49th minute.
Toms River South's Dylan Danelson (22) celebrates his goal in the 49th minute. (Matt Manley)
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Playoff soccer, Monmouth basketball & the Jets

Playoff soccer, Monmouth basketball and the Jets . Truly a little of this and a little of that on a Wednesday “hump day.”

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Toms River Veterans Day Parade
(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Celebrating Ocean County’s Veterans

It was a glorious morning Monday for the annual Ocean County Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Toms River which followed the same route as the better-known Halloween Parade just a couple of weeks earlier...

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Casey Carrion joins protesters demonstrating against president-elect Donald Trump in Philadelphia
Casey Carrion joins protesters demonstrating against president-elect Donald Trump in Philadelphia (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Time To Move On From The Election

Maybe the only think as surprising as Donald Trump being elected President of the U.S. is the reaction of those that were and are clearly opposed to him...

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New York's Veterans Day Parade Honors Military Personnel
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A Day To Honor America’s Veterans

It is Veterans Day which is a public holiday to honor all of those who served in the United States Armed Forces. It is a state and federal holiday that does not affect most businesses...

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Alyssa Wilson with her father Jamie, mother Samantha and sister Brianna as she signs an agreement with UCLA
Alyssa Wilson with her father Jamie, mother Samantha and sister Brianna as she signs an agreement with UCLA (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Donovan’s Alyssa Wilson is California Dreaming

Los Angeles is one of three cities still in the running to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and that might work very nicely for Donovan's Alyssa Wilson who will be spending at least the next four years there.

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People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton
People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The Greatest Upset in Political History

“Do you believe in miracles?! YES! Al Michaels uttered those famous words as he counted down the final moments during the USA’s stunning upset of the Soviet Union in Olympic ice hockey 36 years ago. He might have said the same around 2:30 this morning when Donald Trump went over the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the presidency of the United States in what many are calling the greatest upset in political history.

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Kevin with the Election Day cover of the New York Post
Kevin with the Election Day cover of the New York Post (Ray Malaspina, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Hold Your Nose and Cast Your Vote

The front page of today’s New York Post summed up Election Day for millions of Americans: a picture of a woman holding her nose with the headline,“Vote for the one you dislike least.”

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The beach at Seaside Park still looks nice even if it's cold
The beach at Seaside Park still looks nice even if it's cold (Jane Williams)
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Welcome Back Standard Time

We may have gotten an extra hour’s sleep but the end of Daylight Savings Time is actually pretty depressing as sunset today is 4:47 p.m. and we will continue to lose daylight until December 21st.

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Central Regional's Mike Bickford
Central Regional's Mike Bickford (Bob Badders)
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Central Regional’s Football Team Bounces Back

The low point of Central Regional High School’s football season came during a 42-0 win over Toms River East on September 9th. Despite the blowout victory that improved their record to 2-0 there was little joy among the Golden Eagles because a fight during the game resulted in three of their players (and three from East) being ejected. That meant they would be ineligible for the NJSIAA Playoffs and no matter what their season would end on November 4th.

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