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Chris J. Nolze
Chris J. Nolze (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Worthy Scholarship Recipient

When Toms River High School South holds its graduation ceremony next Friday at Detweiler Stadium Chris Nolze will be among a class of just over 400 to receive their diplomas.  

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Kevin and Gateway Toyota General Sales Manager Michael Dowd
Kevin and Gateway Toyota General Sales Manager Michael Dowd (Shawn Micahels, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Student Of The Week Scholarship Winner

I don’t know the exact number but since I started the program 17 years ago it’s safe to say nearly 600 Ocean County high school seniors have been honored as a WOBM/Gateway Toyota Student of the Week

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Dizzy Dragons lined up while the ride is built
Dizzy Dragons lined up while the ride is built (Facebook)
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Summer With An Asterisk

There is little doubt that this summer will be one with an asterisk next to it when it comes to business in many towns and areas that depend on tourism.  

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Dave Oizerowitz
Dave Oizerowitz (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Filling The Final Vacancy

The last of the vacant football coaching positions in the Shore Conference has been filled after the Toms River Regional Board of Education appointed Dave Oizerowitz as the head coach at Toms River North. 

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Former Island Heights student Danielle Gabriel with Cz. She received a $500 college scholarship with extra money raised in the community for the commemorative plaque.
Former Island Heights student Danielle Gabriel with Cz. She received a $500 college scholarship with extra money raised in the community for the commemorative plaque.(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The CZ Center Is Dedicated In Island Heights

Maybe one day Robert Czarniewski will sit down and figure how many lives he has impacted in a positive manner but that will have to wait until after he retires.

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Toms River North after winning Shore Conference tournament
Toms River North after winning Shore Conference tournament (Paul Barnoski)
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Toms River North Wins SCT

Toms River North has staked their claim as the top-ranked baseball team at the shore after capping their season with a 5-2 victory over Jackson Liberty Monday night in the Shore Conference Tournament championship game at FirstEnergy Park. 

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Sportsmanship Award honorees pose for a group picture at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River.
Sportsmanship Award honorees pose for a group picture at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring Good Sportsmanship On The Jersey Shore

In the spring of 1993 athletic directors from the high schools in Ocean County decided to start a program aimed at promoting good sportsmanship.

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James with the Jackson Jaguars baseball team
James with the Jackson Jaguars baseball team (James Volpe Foundation)
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The James Volpe Foundation

Sometimes good does come out of bad and in the case of the James Volpe Foundation, the tragic death of a teen-age student-athlete has been turned into a positive that has helped many individuals and organizations. 

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Brick Memorial pitcher Brian Cottrell
Brick Memorial pitcher Brian Cottrell (Scott Stump, All Shore Media)
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Brick Memorial’s Chance At A Championship

Considering the powerhouse high school baseball programs that Ocean County produces annually it’s certainly no surprise that we have a team playing for a state sectional title. 

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Governor Christie in-studio for Ask The Governor
Governor Christie in-studio for Ask The Governor (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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No Help From The Governor

If you were expecting a firestorm from Governor Christie on his Ask The Governor radio show here last night when the latest fiasco at Rutgers University was brought up you were certainly disappointed. 

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Toms River fire department displays the flag
Toms River fire department displays the flag (Facebook via Ocean County Sheriff's Department)
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Thoughts Returning From The Long Weekend

Random notes and thoughts following what was for many a long holiday weekend.

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Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki (Townsquane Media NJ)
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Ocean County Duo In High Demand

A subject of considerable discussion among my group of old-timers is the demise of the three-sport athlete who is being killed by over-bearing and selfish coaches and parents whose vision is being clouded by dreams of scholarships and dollars.

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