Brick swimmers shine in Ocean County championships

BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer Brick Memorial High School’s Peter Kellner expected to be “in the top two” in the 500-yard freestyle at the Jan. 9 Ocean County swim championships at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River. That prediction didn’t leave much wiggle room. But Kellner left little doubt as he won the 500… Continue reading Brick swimmers shine in Ocean County championships

BMHS’s DiGiacomo bowls a third 300 career game

BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer Franklin DiGiacomo believes that every bowler “has a week,” and last week the Brick Memorial High School junior had his. DiGiacomo bowled his third-ever 300 game, first in the Shore Conference A South, and had three 700 series last week to move to the top of the conference in average… Continue reading BMHS’s DiGiacomo bowls a third 300 career game

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Brick Township High School’s Tyler Huizing plows through the butterfly portion of the 200-yard individual medley race during the Ocean County swimming championships at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River on Jan. 9. See story, page 14. CHRIS KELLY staff

Both high schools have good shot at NJSIAA hockey quarterfinals

BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer It’s more than a rivalry this time around. For the first time in recent years, the midseasonmatch up between Brick Memorial and Brick Township high schools slated for Jan. 11 at the Ocean Ice Palace pitted two teams enjoying great starts that are likely to qualify for the NJSIAA Tournament.… Continue reading Both high schools have good shot at NJSIAA hockey quarterfinals

Mat Rats update

Dan Rackliffe at 76 pounds and Cliff Ruggiero at 122 pounds pinned both of their opponents as Brick Recreation Mat Rats I swept Bayshore Youth Athletic Association I, 53- 39, and Hazlet, 70-24, in recent Jersey Shore Junior League action. Kyle Marino (72 pounds) scored a pin and a major decision, and Brian Alexander (56),… Continue reading Mat Rats update

Huizing twins psyched for Ocean County swim championships

BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer BRICK TOWNSHIP — The Huizing twins, juniors on Brick Township High School’s girls and boys swim teams, are looking forward to competing in the Ocean County championships at the YMCA this weekend. The boys will swim at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 and the girls at 3 p.m. on Jan.… Continue reading Huizing twins psyched for Ocean County swim championships

BMHS swimmers gear up for O.C. championships

BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Staff Writer BRICK TOWNSHIP — Peter Kellner of Brick Memorial High School’s boys swim team will be in familiar surroundings when he competes for the Mustangs in the Ocean County championships at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. The girls compete at 3 p.m. on Sunday, with Brick Memorial senior co-captains Sonya Pearce… Continue reading BMHS swimmers gear up for O.C. championships

Mat Rats update

Kyle Marino pinned both opponents at 72 pounds, while Dan Rackliffe at 78 pounds, Brian Matthews at 107 and heavyweight Nick Zbranak raised their records to 60 as the unbeaten Brick Recreation Mat Rats I swept both matches in the Jersey Shore Junior Wrestling League at Stafford. The double-dual meet was rescheduled from last month… Continue reading Mat Rats update