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A clutch 3-pointer by freshman Makayla Markham and a great all-around game by senior Jess Louro sent St. Rose to its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final
A clutch 3-pointer by freshman Makayla Markham and a great all-around game by senior Jess Louro sent St. Rose to its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final (Ray Richardson)
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Spring Snow Brings Winter Winners

Random notes on the first day of spring which officially arrives at 6:45 tonight with snow in the forecast. I guess it’s only fitting considering the winter we’ve had.

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Basketballs are seen prior to a game between the Hampton Pirates and the Manhattan Jaspers in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio
Basketballs are seen prior to a game between the Hampton Pirates and the Manhattan Jaspers in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio
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March Madness at Work

There’s a pretty decent chance that wherever you work there is some type of office pool involving the NCAA Basketball Tournament which officially began last night but realistically doesn’t start until tomorrow.

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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Seaside Heights
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Seaside Heights (Townsquare Media NJ)
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What Being Irish Really Means

It’s as much a tradition as corned beef and cabbage and like it or not you’re getting it again on St. Patrick’s Day: my little ditty about what being Irish really means.

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Roselle Catholic-St Anthony during the NJSIAA basketball championships at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River
Roselle Catholic-St Anthony during the NJSIAA basketball championships at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Championships Won and Lost in Toms River

If you drove by the Pine Belt Arena at all this weekend you might have wondered why the parking lot was jammed, especially late in the day on Saturday when drivers were desperately seeking parking spaces on the campus of Toms River High School North.

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St. Rose knocked off Roselle Catholic to win its second straight NJSIAA Non-Public South B crown on Wednesday night.
St. Rose knocked off Roselle Catholic to win its second straight NJSIAA Non-Public South B crown on Wednesday night. (Photo by Ray Richardson)
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Championship Basketball Back in Ocean County

The Pine Belt Arena in Toms River will host eight NJSIAA Group Basketball Championship games this weekend and the shore will be well represented.

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Matthew DeRiggi with Mohamed Sanu of the Cincinnati Bengals (#12)
Matthew DeRiggi with Mohamed Sanu of the Cincinnati Bengals (#12)
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Help Matt Keep the Faith

Matthew DeRiggi is a 17-year old sophomore at Toms River High School North who faces more challenges on a daily basis that most of us will over the course of a lifetime.

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CBA celebrated its first sectional title since 2009 after a thriller against St. Augustine Prep
CBA celebrated its first sectional title since 2009 after a thriller against St. Augustine Prep. (Photo by Larry Murphy/Sports Pix NJ)
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Monmouth County, Home of Champions

The high school basketball season has ended for Ocean County teams but quite a few from Monmouth County are celebrating state sectional titles and still playing for even bigger hardware.

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A winter surfer off Bradley Beach
A winter surfer off Bradley Beach (Bud McCormick)
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Reasons to Love Winter In New Jersey

Clearly the worst of winter is over and more than ever some of you might be questioning why you live here, especially if you could be in Florida or some other warm-weather location. 

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Brick Memorial’s Alec Donovan defeated Bound Brook’s Stephan Glasgow 1-0 to win the NJSIAA 145-pound state title.
Brick Memorial’s Alec Donovan defeated Bound Brook’s Stephan Glasgow 1-0 to win the NJSIAA 145-pound state title. (Photo by Sports Pix NJ)
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A Winning Weekend

Is it me or has 7 or 8 inches of snow disappeared in what seems like a record time?

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Snow on Long Beach Boulevard in Harvey Cedars
Snow on Long Beach Boulevard in Harvey Cedars (Harvey Cedars Police)
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What a difference a day makes

What a difference 24 hours makes.  Many woke up Thursday morning wondering what happened to the snow that was forecast. Clearly nobody is asking that now.

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Kool-Aid Man
Kool-Aid Man (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Throwback Thursday

Today I’m reaching back into the Hometown View archives for an oldie but goodie that I wish was an original but it’s far too creative for me to come up with.

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Southern Regional varsity hockey team
Southern Regional varsity hockey team (Southern Regional)
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Snow, Snow Go Away!

One thing appears to be certain: the winter of 2015 is not going out quietly. 

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