Sports Shorts

Catholic University of America sophomore Kim Stengle, of Old Bridge, set a new school record in the javelin at the postseason Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Stengle’s throw of 36.87 meters was a personal season best and wiped out the javelin record set in March of 1990 at 35.97 meters.

She placed 11th of 27 in the overall javelin standings. On April 16, Stengle won the conference javelin title with a throw of 34.79 at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships in Baltimore, Md. She also competed in the hammer with a toss of 41.46 meters placing 15th of 23.

“This was a most improved season for Kim,” head coach Joe Fisher said. “She has been an outstanding student and competitor.”

This performance came after Stengle scored 30 of 31 points for the Catholic University women’s track and field team at the Mason Dixon Championships held May 6-7 at Salisbury University.

Stengle, captured two titles — one in the hammer with a personal best throw of 138-5, and the other in the javelin with a toss of 111-7. She also placed third in the shot put with 36-1 and fourth in the discus with 103-4.

The Sayreville High School wrestling team will once again be sponsoring the fifth annual Bomber Wrestling Camp from July 5-8. The camp features some of the best coaches from around the state, allowing the kids to learn as well as take part in daily competitive matches. Any wrestler or those interested in wrestling in grades 4-8 can attend. The camp will be run at Sayreville High School at the cost of $100 per camper. If interested, call John Denuto at (732) 727-7823 and you will be mailed a registration. Please leave a message if you do not get an answer. Campers are encouraged to sign up early because of the high turnout in previous years.

The Old Bridge Tornados went undefeated this weekend in the Brick Memorial Day Soccer Tournament. In the first game, the Tornados turned back the host club BullDogs, 3-2, on goals by Amando Moreno, T.J. Amalbert and Peter Krzewinski. In game two the Tornados came out firing and scored a 5-1 decision over the Toms River Scorpions. Moreno, Amalbert and Krzewinski provided the scoring punch once again. In game three, the Tornados defeated the Battle of Monmouth Raptors, 4-2, on goals by Krzewinski, Moreno and Greg Ruby; completing their Tournament “hat trick.” The balance of the team, whom all played great supporting roles for their scoring teammates are Nick Carrington, Kevin Casari, Mike Guzzo, Anthony Indelicato, Tanner Lyons, Bhairav Mehta, Tristan Norcutt, Drew Orzechowski, Christina Shannon and Andrew Stetson. The Tornados are coached by Rob Carrington, Glenn Lyons and Paul Stetson. Their trainer is Ricardo Carrion.

In a battle for sole possession of first place, the U8 Old Bridge Breakers soccer team hosted the Freehold Storm down in “The Pit” at Ticetown. Sporting identical 4-0-0 records, both teams were quite eager to keep their winning ways alive and well. The Breakers came out strong at the opening whistle, and immediately began to create a dark overcast for the Storm, by forcing the play in their end and rejecting any attempts made by them at switching the play to their sunny side of the field. Under such conditions, it did not take long for the Storm to begin to feel the precipitation of shots that descended on their goalkeeper. Low and behold, lightning struck in the seventh minute as Breaker Cameron Allen fired a penalty kick through a maze of Storm defenders into the back of the opposing net for a 1-0 Breakers lead. Two minutes later the electric show continued, as playmaker Jake Perlmutter refused to take no for an answer, and by fighting his way through two Storm defenders, managed to feed Cameron once again, who jolted one past the Storm keeper for a 2-0 lead. The Breakers first-half attack continued to be relentless and included some close calls on other setups engineered by the offensive power of Michael Loeffler, Tyler Earl, Hazem Miawad, Liam Habel and Jonas Melendez. Solid first-half defense by Nick Cousillas, Louie Petrozziello, Justin Einwechter and Nicky Petrozziello was combined with the reliable netminding of Chris Botros, who came up big on a couple of Storm threats and held them scoreless for the half.

The Breakers put the game away for good in the second half when Cameron completed his second hat-trick in as many home games in the 33rd minute, by perfectly placing a penalty kick into the lower left corner for a 3-0 Breakers lead. The Storm finally managed to break through in the 40th minute and get on the board, but it was too little, too late as the Breakers shut down the Storm the rest of the way for a 3-1 final, taking sole possession of first place in the Jersey Coast U-8 Premier division by improving to 5-0-0.

The Old Bridge Hustlers U10 girls softball team improved to 11-3-1 with a 21-9 victory over South Brunswick Tuesday at O.B. West. At midseason, the Hustlers offense is in true form as it has outscored its opponents 62-19 over it’s last three games. Leading the charge were Paige Pentlands (four RBIs) and timely hits by Kelsey Dunnigan, Casey Raymond, Natalie Norcut and Meghan Larson. Stephanie Hart pitched a strong two innings to earn the save and was protected by some great all-around defensive play led by Sara Lair, Randi Spencer and Gianna Conte. The Hustlers next play the N.Y. Lady Cobras in the first round of the Hamilton Tournament on Saturday.

The 15th annual First and Ten Football Camp will be held at Sayreville High School from June 27-July 1. Contact George Najjar at Sayreville High School at (732) 525-5263 or Marcus Borden at East Brunswick High School at (732) 613-6935 for more information.

The Old Bridge Soccer League (OBSL) announces a tryout for the U18 Storm, a premier level travel soccer team for the upcoming fall and spring seasons. To be eligible players must be born between Aug. 1, 1987, and July 31, 1988. Tryouts will be held on today from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Jonas Salk Middle School soccer field. Please come ready to play with shinguards, cleats and a water bottle. For any further information, please contact the OBSL at or call (732) 591-8580.