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John Truhan and his family with the game ball from his 300th win
John Truhan and his family with the game ball from his 300th win (Townsquare Media NJ)
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300 Wins for Central Regional’s John Truhan

Even more so than athletes coaches are judged on wins and losses which may or may not be fair. 

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Jim Dowd as a member of the Brick Township High School Green Dragons
Jim Dowd as a member of the Brick Township High School Green Dragons (Townsquare Mediia)
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In Defense of Jim Dowd

The way the justice system seems to work these days is you are guilty until proven innocent which of course is not the way it’s supposed to be. 

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(L-R) Todd Frazier and Frankie Edgar
(L-R) Todd Frazier (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) and Frankie Edgar (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
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All Stars Help Fight Drug Abuse in Ocean County

Clearly Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato has made the fight against heroin and other drugs his top mission.

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(L-R) Kevin's son Brandon, his girlfriend Jill, Alex, Jane and Kevin at dinner in Manhattan
(L-R) Kevin's son Brandon, his girlfriend Jill, Alex, Jane and Kevin at dinner in Manhattan (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Ready for the New Year

It’s been a while since we’ve last talked, or actually I last talked.

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Kevin Williams with daughther Alex, wife Jane and son Brandon
Kevin Williams with daughther Alex, wife Jane and son Brandon (Joe Gawlik Footprints Photography and Video Productions)
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A Year of Ups and Downs

This is not only my final Hometown View before Christmas but the last one for the year as I’ll be on assignment after that and will then be taking a few days off to relax and catch up on sleep. 

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Central girls team warming up wearing their WOBM Christmas Classic Tee Shirts provided by Clayton Masonry Center
Central girls team warming up wearing their WOBM Christmas Classic Tee Shirts provided by Clayton Masonry Center (Townsquare Media NJ)
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WOBM Christmas Classic: Close Calls for the Top Seeds

The opening round of the 31st annual WOBM Christmas Classic presented by Barnabas Health produced little in the way of upsets although there were some anxious moments on Sunday for a couple of the boys top seeds.

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Manasquan head coaches Andrew Bilodeau and Lisa Kukoda at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast
Manasquan head coaches Andrew Bilodeau and Lisa Kukoda at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast (Townsquare Media NJ)
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7 Days of Basketball

Somebody told me not too long ago that my headstone should read “Beloved Father, Husband and founder of the WOBM Christmas Classic.” 

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Lavallette's new borough hall during construction
Lavallette's new borough hall during construction (Borough of Lavallette)
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Enjoy Lavallette and New Coaches

A week before Christmas and I’m bouncing around this morning looking forward to purchasing my first legal Cuban cigar.

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John Garbarino
John Garbarino (Townsquare Media NJ)
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End of an era at OceanFirst Bank

There are probably some employees of OceanFirst Bank who think John Garbarino has been with the bank since it opened its doors. 

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(L-R) Toms River Schools Superintendent David Healey, guest speaker Lee Rubin and Kevin Williams at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast
(L-R) Toms River Schools Superintendent David Healey, guest speaker Lee Rubin and Kevin Williams at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Tasty Start to the WOBM Christmas Classic

Ask those that have played in the WOBM Christmas Classic about what they like most about the tournament and you’ll likely get an answer that has nothing to do with basketball.

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Christmas Classic kickoff breakfast at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River
Christmas Classic kickoff breakfast at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River (Ted Maturo, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Here Comes the 2014 WOBM Christmas Classic

The 31st annual WOBM Christmas Classic officially got underway last night with the coaches’ dinner held at The Villa, a private party facility adjacent to the Office Restaurant and Lounge in Toms River. 

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Christimas display in downtown Toms River
Christimas display in downtown Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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We Need a Little Christmas

Religion is one subject I’ve learned to stay away from for two reasons. 

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