Driving to the basket

MATT DENTON Middlesex Community College’s Michael Valentin drives into the lane against the Community College of Philadelphia’s Kenny Brown during the Dec. 3 game played on Middlesex’s home floor in Edison. Middlesex won the game, 73-68.

Depth, talent are keys for Bombers’ boys hoops team

SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Sayreville War Memorial High School’s boys’ basketball team heads into its season opener Dec. 18 at home against Edison High School with a deep and athletic roster, as coach John Wojcik plans to play an up-tempo style this winter. The Bombers are coming off a 12-14 showing a… Continue reading Depth, talent are keys for Bombers’ boys hoops team

Knights looking to turn ice hockey season around

OLD BRIDGE By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Despite getting out of the gate 1-2, Old Bridge High School’s ice hockey team is optimistic that will turn around after posting a 12-9-2 mark last season. The Knights are coming off a disappointing 2-1 loss at Woodbridge High School Dec. 14. The match was scoreless through two periods.… Continue reading Knights looking to turn ice hockey season around

SPORT SHORTS

The fourth annual Friends of South Amboy charity basketball games will be held Dec. 19 at South Amboy High School. The three games begin at 4 p.m. when South Amboy’s girls team plays Koinonia Academy. At 6 p.m. Perth Amboy Vo-Tech’s boys will take the court against Mater Dei Prep. In the nightcap at 8… Continue reading SPORT SHORTS

Knights fall to Vikings in Central Jersey, Group V final

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Old Bridge High School quarterback Jake Esposito, left, is under pressure as he looks to make a pass against South Brunswick High School during the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group V championship playoff game Dec. 5 at Rutgers University’s High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. The Knights fell to the Vikings, 42-0.… Continue reading Knights fall to Vikings in Central Jersey, Group V final

Bomber bowling teams pin high hopes on vets

SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent With several key players back, Sayreville War Memorial High School’s boys and girls bowling teams look to have solid seasons. The boys are coming off an 11-3-1 year that saw the Bombers finish third in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Red Division. The Blue and Gray came on… Continue reading Bomber bowling teams pin high hopes on vets

SPORT SHORTS

The fourth annual Friends of South Amboy charity basketball games will be held Dec. 19 at South Amboy High School. The three games begin at 4 p.m. when South Amboy’s girls team plays Koinonia Academy. At 6 p.m. Perth Amboy Vo-Tech’s boys will take the court against Mater Dei Prep. In the nightcap at 8… Continue reading SPORT SHORTS

NJSIAA Cross-Country Meet of Champions

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Spotswood High School’s Alexandra Coghlan finishes the 5K course at Holmdel Park in a sprint at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions Nov. 21. The Chargers’ standout runner posted a time of 20:35 for the race.

Knights set to meet Vikings in state championship game

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent With its annual clash against East Brunswick High School out of the way, Old Bridge High School’s football team has been focused on its Dec. 5 showdown with South Brunswick High School (10-1) in the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group V championship game. Benefiting from a pair of big plays, the Vikings… Continue reading Knights set to meet Vikings in state championship game

Returning Knights players look to build on last season

By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent With a strong cast of returnees, Old Bridge High School’s girls’ basketball team is looking to improve on last year’s 5-16 record. There is plenty of reason for optimism as the Lady Knights prepare for their Dec. 18 season-opener at Perth Amboy High School. A year ago, coach Dan DiMino’s youthful… Continue reading Returning Knights players look to build on last season