Manalapan High School graduate Jake Kaminsky is a member of the Hofstra University wrestling team. He is a freshman.
Last winter, Kaminsky was an NJSIAA state championship medal winner, finishing in seventh place at 162 pounds in Atlantic City. He won the District 21 title and was runner-up in Region 6. His overall record in 2014-15 was 34-3.
Colts Neck High School cross-country and track and field head coach Jim Schlentz received the NJSIAA Track Award for his contributions to the sport Dec. 7.
Schlentz, a Freehold High School graduate who ran track and cross-country for the Colonials, has turned the Cougars’ cross-country and track and field teams into state and national powers, winning numerous Central Jersey and group state championships. His 2005 girls cross-country team won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions and qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals, where they finished fourth in the nation. They are the only Freehold Regional High School District team to compete in the national championships. Cougars relay teams have won indoor national championships in the girls 4×1-mile and boys Distance Medley.
Colts Neck boys and girls have garnered All-American recognition 58 times.
Schlentz coached two of the legendary high school runners in state history — Craig Forys and Ashley Higginson — who are now nationally ranked professional runners.
The boys 13- to 14-year-old cross-country team representing the Shore Athletic Club/Gone Running captured the Region 2 Niagara Jr. Olympic Championship in Rochester, New York, Nov. 28. The Shore AC/Gone Running team won the championship with a low score of 26 points.
With the victory, the boys qualified for the USATF Jr. Olympic National Championships Dec. 12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Tyler Kelly (Freehold Township) led the Shore AC/Gone Running squad, touring the 4K course in 14:10 to finish seventh overall. Right behind him was Rishi Sharma (Manalapan) in eighth, 14:10. Zach Zawatski (Manalapan), 14:33; Kyle Spector (Manalapan), 14:37; Joey Sorrentino (Manalapan), 14:51; Joseph Cicoria (Monroe), 14:51; and James Gaughan (Marlboro), 15:31, completed the team, finishing 14th, 15th, 24th, 25th and 33rd overall. In team scoring, the top five finishers went first, second, fifth, sixth and 12th.
The Central Jersey Umpire Association is looking for men and women who enjoy baseball and would like to make extra money. The group has many games on weekends, weeknights and weekdays from 7U to summer college level.
Cadet training for 2016 will begin in February. Call or email Ron Marino for more info at 732-829-8036 or email@example.com. Experienced umpires wanted as well.
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