Sports Shorts

Manalapan High School senior Adam Hegel earned All-American recognition at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships held at the New York Armory March 10-12 by finishing fourth in the pentathlon competition. Athletes who finished in the top six at the NSIC received All-American certificates for indoor track and field.

Hegel scored 3,369 points in the five-event competition.

Hegel ran the 60-meter hurdles in 9.10, long-jumped 21 feet, 11 1/5 inches, threw the shot put 42-5 1/4, high-jumped 5-9 1/4 and ran the 1,000 meters in 3:01.65. Hegel was second in the pentathlon competition in the long jump and third in the shot put.

The Cyclones dominated the Marlboro Fall Little League season, winning both the regular season and playoff championships. The Cyclones rode a power surge of home runs to a 12-2 win in the playoff final against the Patriots. Cameron Nichols, Greg Siegel and Jordan Goldberg each blasted a home run for the Cyclones. Louis Uribe was the starter for the Cyclones. Nichols and closer Siegel, completed the pitcher effort for the Cyclones, who are managed by Lou Uribie.

The Cyclones are: Cameron Nichols, Mitchell Seigel, Joshua Levine, Nicholas Carlone, Jordan Goldberg, Charlie Frankel, Matthews Zukoff, Greg Siegel, J. Marooney, Timothy Manzi and Louis Uribe.

The Cyclones boys gymnastics team from Monmouth Gymnastics Academy, Morganville, competed at the fourth USAG NJ qualifier, which was held at Henderson’s Gymnastics, Edison. The team is coached by Yuriy Aminov.

In Level 4, Damian Jardot placed seventh in the all-around (AA), first on rings and seventh on the parallel bars. Jimmy Rush placed eighth in the AA, third on vault and bars and seventh on high bar. Michael Luca placed 10th in the AA and ninth on vault. Evan Hymanson placed sixth on high bar.

In Level 5 age 7, Matthew Rusch placed fourth in the AA, second on floor, horse, high bar, fifth on bars and ninth on rings and vault. T.J. Orrico placed fifth in the AA, first on high bar, third on bars, fifth on floor and horse and sixth on rings.

In Level 5 age 9, Demetris Zambas placed third in the AA, first on vault, second on bars, third on floor, horse and high bar and fifth on rings. Christopher Graff placed 10th in the AA, fourth on bars and fifth on floor. Willie Barron placed sixth on floor and ninth on high gar.

In Level 6 age 8-9, Mikael Khachatryan, won the AA and placed first on horse, rings, bars and high bar. He placed second on floor and third on vault. Michael Egna, placed second in the AA and first on floor, vault, second on rings and high bar, third on bars and fourth on the horse. Joseph Luca, placed fourth in the AA, second on horse and bars, fourth on rings, fifth on the floor and vault and eighth on the high bar.

In Level 7 ages 10-11, Emanuel Fradkin, won the AA and placed first on vault and high bar, second on floor, rings, bars and high bar, and fifth on the horse. Akash Modi, placed second AA, first on horse, bars, second on vault, third on floor and high bar and fifth on rings. Anthony Maita placed third in the AA, first on floor and rings, third on bars, fourth on the vault, fifth on high bar and seventh on the horse. Matthew Mannino, placed seventh in the AA, third on vault, sixth on high bar, seventh on floor, rings and bars and eighth on the horse.

Hillsborough’s Brian Crowley and Lincroft’s Diane Petruzzelli were the big winners at the Monmouth County Park System’s E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon held at Brookdale Community College. The 13.1 mile course started and finished on the BCC campus and took runners along a looped rural course through Lincroft, Holmdel and Colts Neck.

Crowley was the overall winner, posting a 1:14:19. Middletown’s Alex Fowlie was runner-up (1:15:44), followed by Manalapan’s Dan Newman (1:16:34). Rounding out the men’s top five were Jason Gers, Monmouth Bedach (1:16:53) and Pedro Espinoza, Freehold (1:17:45).

Petruzzelli edged Red Bank’s Tracy Bahrs by 12 seconds in capturing the women’s title in 1:25:57. Bahrs turned in a 1:26:09. Third place went to Belmarr’s Karen Charles (1:29:17). Mary Caruso, Toms River (1:30:41) and Mandy Marziaz, Somerset (1:35:39) rounded out the women’s top five.

Whiting’s Ron Salvio out-stepped Freehold’s Ben Ottmer, 2:13:45-2:33:13, to win the racewalking competition. Dorit Attias of Lakewood, was first among the women clocking 2:20:05.

Dave Gallagher, a former major league player, will run a Spring Break Baseball Camp April 11-13 for players ages 5-12. Gallagher and his staff will provide instruction in all aspects of the game. The cost for the camp is $175. For more information, call Dave at (609) 208-1262.

Freehold Township Parks & Recreation is offering a number of leagues and athletic activities this spring.

Girls softball leagues (kindergarten-12th grade, registration deadline is Sunday); In-line roller hockey leagues (first grade-12th grade); youth lacrosse leagues (boys: fourth-eighth grades, and girls: sixth-eighth grades); T-ball league (kindergarten-first grade, registration deadline is Sunday); adult evening softball leagues (Modified Pitch. Men’s Slow Pitch, Co-Ed Slow Pitch, Women’s Slow Pitch); Morning and evening Pilates classes; morning yoga classes; morning and evening fitball/stability ball classes; and NYSCA certification class. For more information, call the recreation office at (732) 294-210 o visit “Recreation Pages” on the Freehold Township Web site at

Manalapan Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for the Spring 2006 Youth Street and Rollery Hockey programs. The registration is open to Manalapan, Englishtown, Marlboro, Millstone, Colts Neck and Old Bridge residents. The street hockey program is open to boys and girls born in 1997, 1998 and 1999 only. Roller hockey is open to boys and girls born from 1987-1998.

Resident fee for street hockey is $25 each for the first two in a family and $13 for each additional. Roller hockey residential fee is $75 per child for the first two in a family and $38 each additional. Non-Manalapan-Englishtown residents must add $10 per registration. Fees include instructional clinics held during the season. All new registrants must show a copy of their birth certificates.

Registrations will be accepted at the parks and recreation office located in the Manalapan Municipal Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be a $15 late fee accessed after Friday. Volunteers are needed as coaches, assistant coaches and team parents. If interested, call (732) 446-8355.