Sports Shorts

The Fifth Annual be the Best Youth Football Camp for players ages 7-14 will be held from July 18-22 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Old Bridge. For further information, contact Bob DeMarco at (732) 845-3376, e-mial bethebestyfc@aol.com, or check the Web site www.bethebestyfc.com.

The Jacoutot Brothers are regarded as one of the finest wrestling families in a state that has consistently produced some of the best high school wrestlers in the nation.

In total, the five Jacoutot brothers have racked up more New Jersey state placings (12) than any other family in state history. Their numerous accolades include three individual state titles, five NCAA Division III championships and two Division III Outstanding Wrestler awards.

For one week at Manalapan High School, from July 11th to July 15th, all five brothers return to New Jersey to host one of the top wrestling camps in the area.

Bill Jacoutot, the oldest of the brothers, is a nationally renowned high school wrestling coach at Spencerport High School in New York. Bill’s teams have captured four New York State team championships and they are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 25. He has developed nine individual New York state champions and numerous place winners during his stellar 23-year career.

The goal of the camp is to keep the groups small and focused, and to present wrestling in an organized and systematic fashion. The camp focuses on developing wrestling fundamentals through extensive drill sessions in closely supervised groups. In addition, wrestlers will be divided into groups based on experience and skill level.

The evening session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and brings in talent from some of the best high school wrestling teams in the area such as St. John Vianney, Manalapan, Christian Brothers Academy, Howell Township High School and Old Bridge Regional High School.

The camp is for ages 6 to 18 and offers two sessions. Session 1 (ages 6-11) is held from 9-11 a.m. and Session II (ages 12-17) is held from 6-8 p.m. at Manalapan High School. There is still time to register. For more information, call (732) 786-9293 or go to www.matratsinc.com.

The Old Bridge Tornadoes went undefeated at the Brick Memorial Day Soccer Tournament. In the first game, the Tornadoes turned back the host club Bulldogs, 3-2, on goals by Amando Moreno, T.J. Amalbert and Peter Krzewinski. In game two, the Tornadoes 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 Tornadoes defeated the Battle of Monmouth Raptors, 4-2, on goals by Krzewinski, Moreno and Greg Ruby; completing their tournament hat trick.

The Tornadoes then captured first place in the MOSA Travel Soccer League this past weekend by defeating the Battle of Monmouth Raptors 5-1. The U9 Premier League Champion Tornadoes compiled a record of 7-1-2 this spring on top of a perfect 10-0 fall campaign.

The balance of the team are Nick Carrington, Kevin Casari, Mike Guzzo, Anthony Indelicato, Tanner Lyons, Bhairav Mehta, Tristan Norcutt, Drew Orzechowski, Christina Shannon and Andrew Stetson. The Tornadoes are coached by Rob Carrington, Glenn Lyons and Paul Stetson. Their trainer is Ricardo Carrion.

The Rollin’ Thunder, a U12 boys travel soccer team, is looking for players. Anyone interested or for more information, call coach Wayne at (732) 925-2288.

The Sayreville Rollin’ Thunder U11 boys travel team finished the spring season with an 8-1-1 record after placing first last season and moving up a flight. So, again in the fall, they will be moving up. Congratulations to Brendan Earls, Emeka Eze, Olika Eze, T.J. Mastrella, Grant Newbold, Oren Pechyony, Ajani Phillips, Taariq Phillips, Billy Papavasilis, Sam Sidebeh, Deron Stephenson, Eric Weber and Brandon Woods. The team is coached by Wayne Woods, Tom Mastrella and Keith Woods.

The Old Bridge Breakers boys soccer team captured first place in the JCSL U8 Premier flight, closing out their impressive spring campaign with a 2-1 victory at Freehold against the Storm, to finish the season undefeated at 9-0-1. The game itself was very much decided in the first half, as Hazem Miawad took a pass from Cameron Allen to open the scoring for the Breakers in the 12th minute. Eight minutes later it was Liam Habel, who worked extremely hard down the right wing, punching through the Freehold defense and, despite a clear lane for himself to the net, unselfishly found Nicky Petrozziello, who fired past the Storm keeper for the second Breaker goal. Additional offensive support provided by Jake Perlmutter, Jonas Melendez, Michael Loeffler, Tyler Earl and Brandon Carriera enabled the Breakers to maintain a two-goal lead at the intermission.

Despite allowing only their fifth goal all season long at the start of the second half, the solid league-leading Breaker defense protected the lead the rest of the way. Nick Cousillas, Louie Petrozziello, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Justin Einwechter, along with the superb netminding of goalie Chris Botros, kept the Storm attack at bay. In all, Chris was tested six times in the final 25 minutes, while the defensive iron curtain demonstrated what they have done so well all season long, getting to the ball quickly and knowing when to either sweep or drive the play.

Breakers coaches are Glenn Habel and Jim Petrozziello. The Breakers will have a well-deserved breather for the month of July, with their training resuming in August, in preparation for the new challenges that will await them, as they compete as a U9 team with other talented boys in the shift to MOSA.

The Old Bridge Hustlers U10 girls softball team placed second in the Father’s Day Classic hosted by the Hustlers. The Hustlers were victorious in game one, 8-7, over Skylands, led by timely hitting by Natalie Norcutt, Paige Weo and Gianna Conte. In game two, the Hustlers defeated Voorhees, 13-1. Paige Pentland hit two home runs and Katy Amato connected on another while Randi Spencer drove in three runs with a triple as the Hustlers offense exploded. Sydney Scheiner pitched three no-hit innings to earn the victory. In game three, the Hustlers continued its offensive attack, defeating a tough Manalapan team, 13-5. Natalie Norcutt’s home run and Meghan Larson’s three RBIs led the charge. After going 3-0 in seeding play, the Hustlers advanced to the championship game against the Branchburg Blaze in a game that will be remembered for some time. In the end, the Blaze held off a last-inning rally led by Kristen Solari’s timely hit and outstanding bunting from Casey Raymond to earn the 7-5 victory, but to no shame of the Hustlers, who played their best game of the season in defeat. The Hustlers collected nine hits and seven runs off a Branchburg team that had not allowed a single run all day. The Hustlers improved to 18-5-1 heading into this weekend’s tournament in Stewardsville.