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Pet Peeves

We all have pet peeves and most are kind of innocent little things that we don’t give much thought to except at a particular time when it just gets to us.

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Kevin Williams' empty office in Bayville
Kevin Williams' empty office in Bayville (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Goodbye Bayville, Hello Toms River

Shortly before noon yesterday I walked out of the building that has been my work home since 1979, got in my car and drove away just like I’ve done more than 7500 other times.

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SCT: Monmouth County Domination

The Shore Conference Basketball Tournament has been dominated by Monmouth County schools, not only in recent years but pretty much throughout its history.

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Jacob Stephen Varner of the United States celebrates his victory against Valerii Andriitsev of Ukraine during the Men's Freestyle 96 kg Wrestling gold medal fight
Jacob Stephen Varner of the United States celebrates his victory against Valerii Andriitsev of Ukraine during the Men's Freestyle 96 kg Wrestling gold medal fight at the 2012 Summer Olympic games (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Wrestling Out Of The Olympics

Most of you will have no reaction to the news that the International Olympic Committee is planning to toss wrestling out of the 2020 Olympics and that’s understandable.  However the elimination of the sport is big news in the shore area and throughout New Jersey where high school and college wrestling is indeed important to many. 

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8th annual Phil Citta Memorial Fundraiser poster
8th annual Phil Citta Memorial Fundraiser poster (The Office)
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A Party For Phil Citta

Phil Citta’s 69th birthday is Sunday and he of course won’t be around to see it. Or will he?

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B.J. Clagon
B.J. Clagon (Ed Sarluca)
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Dodging A Weather Bullet

Maybe for a change somebody up there likes us as most of the shore area dodged a major bullet when it comes to the weather over the weekend. 

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Tyrice Beverette with (L) basketball coach Randy Holmes & (R) football coach L.J. Clarke
Tyrice Beverette with (L) basketball coach Randy Holmes & (R) football coach L.J. Clarke (Kevin WIlliams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Signing Day

About 100 people gathered in a large room at Lakewood High School Wednesday afternoon to hear Piners football standout Tyrice Beverette announce his college choice on National Signing Day.

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Homes in Toms River damaged by Sandy
Homes in Toms River damaged by Sandy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Sandy Is Still Here For Many

For most of us Superstorm Sandy was more of an inconvenience than anything else.  We might have lost power for some time and had a few trees fall in our yards but for the most part the loss from the storm was minimal. 

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII
Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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A Great Game In New Orleans

Super Bowl 47 had something for just about everyone including big plays, a power failure, a scintillating halftime performance by Beyonce, a very cute Clydesdale,  a bit of controversy, a fantastic finish and in the end a 34-31 victory for a Ravens team that looked anything but Super just 7 weeks ago.

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Super Sports Weekend

The Pine Belt Arena should be the scene of an exciting Saturday of high school wrestling as the venue hosts the Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals and Finals for the first time ever. 

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(L-R) Incoming BlueClaws General Manager Brandon Morano and Geoff Brown, the outgoing GM who is taking a position with the Rutgers athletic department.
(L-R) Incoming BlueClaws General Manager Brandon Morano and Geoff Brown, the outgoing GM who is taking a position with the Rutgers athletic department. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Change At The Top

In the world we live in it’s often hard to find good things and good news but let’s close out the month of January with a couple of positive items.

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Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Heading For The Hall Of Shame?

Is Alex Rodriguez on a quick path to the Hall of Shame where he might be welcomed in by Lance Armstrong? 

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