Sport Shorts

Sport Shorts

CHRIS KELLY Sayreville’s Ryan Torok competes in the long jump at the GMC Relays on Tuesday at South Brunswick.CHRIS KELLY Sayreville’s Ryan Torok competes in the long jump at the GMC Relays on Tuesday at South Brunswick.

The U10 Old Bridge Rockets defeated the Toms River Titans, 3-0, Sunday in Toms River. Rich Loeffler led the attack with a goal in the second minute. Ryan Morelli then followed with a blast for the second goal. Sami Abdisubhan buried a loose ball from a corner kick for the final goal. Goaltender Alejandro Diaz and fullbacks Jordan Moretti and Christian Llerena anchored the defense. Spirited play by Charles Mantione, Adam Eyerman, Sean Safari, Steven Contreras, Shawn Orzechowski and Shane Raymond also powered Old Bridge. The Rockets’ record stands at 3-1-1 for the spring season.

The Lady Shooting Starz Basketball Camp will take place July 7-10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Washington Road in Parlin. The camp is open to those girls entering the fourth grade through 12th grade in September, and will feature the Sayreville High School girls’ basketball coaching staff. The cost is $95 for four days of intense, but fun basketball. Costs include individual instruction and development, fundamental instruction and full-court games every day. A camp T-shirt will also be included in the cost of the camp. The camp will be a fun, yet enjoyable experience at one of the county’s upcoming girls’ basketball programs.

Call Coach Carrie Corvino for registration information, (732) 432-9220; or e-mail

The Sayreville Soccer Association will hold travel tryouts for the 2003-04 season on May 19 and 21 for boys; and May 20 and 22 for girls ages U9 through U19. Tryouts will take place at the Sayreville Soccer complex on Bordentown Road in Sayreville. Anyone interested in trying out must bring a copy of birth certificate and a check for registration. For further assistance, contact Frank at

The Battle of Monmouth Rockets U12 soccer team will hold tryouts for the fall 2003/spring 2004 season. Players must be born between 8/1/91 and 7/31/92. Tryouts will be held in mid-May. Looking for talented, committed players at all positions, including full-time goalkeeper. The Rocket are a professionally trained MOSA National 1 team based out of Matawan /Old Bridge that plays its home games in Freehold Township. Contact Steve Casari at (732) 566-4182 or Jim Meindl at (732) 607-9237.

The Battle of Monmouth Strikers U14 boys’ soccer team fought a see-saw battle against a tough team from Middletown that ended in a 3-3 tie on May 4. Middletown scored first on a penalty kick, but the Strikers answered with a scrappy goal by Frank Carr, resulting from a long throw-in by Chris Faraone. Middletown went ahead when the Strikers’ defense failed to adequately clear the ball just before the end of the first half. The Strikers turned up the heat in the second half, and scored off a beautiful right-side corner by Zach Theinert, and headed in by Frank Carr into the upper-right corner. Middletown went ahead with a well-played goal, before the scoring was capped by the Strikers off another corner from Theinert, this time from the left side, and a spectacular diving header by Faraone. Michael Barszcz was solid at left fullback for the Strikers, as was Daniel Schwartz at right mid. Michael Rettberg secured the goal well, and Billy Phillips and Ivan Baretto dominated the midfield.

The Sayreville AA sixth-grade girls’ basketball team had a great season, going undefeated (14-0), and winning both the league championship and league playoffs. The players are Bansair Trivedi, Jasmine Carey, Cheyenne Grant, Sherelle Shipp, Kelsye Downs, Jenna McCarthy, Forum Patel, and Nicole Bright. The coaches were Kymm Cary and Charlie Grant.