Thursday, March 1, 2012
Wrestlers from Toms River heading to Atlantic City
The brackets for this year's Wrestling State Championships, once again being held this weekend at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City were released Monday night with several Toms River Athletes finding out where their march to the medal stand will begin. Kevin Corrigan (Toms River South), is in the bottom bracket for the 113 weight class. He faces the winner of the D.J. Tirelli (River Dell) vs. Billy Bici (Passaic Valley) match-up. Matt Theobold (Toms River South), faces Joseph Kratochvil (Warren Hills) at 126. At 132, Richard Lewis (Toms River East) is up against R.J. DeGeorge (Pequannock). B.J. Clagon (Toms River South) will face the winner of Chuckie Slater (Ramsey) vs. Jordan Peoples (Seneca) in the top bracket of the 138 weight class. In …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
195-pound match puts East on top of Absegami
It’s the position every athlete dreams of being in. It’s being up to bat in a tie game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. It’s coming in to attempt a 45-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter with the game on the line. It’s being having your hands on the ball late in the fourth quarter of the NBA Finals. In this case, it was taking the mat for the final match of your team’s playoff match with the score tied and a trip to Southern Regional on the line. That was the situation 195-pound Toms River East wrestler Armando Leonor walked into Monday night at Absegami High School. Fifth-seeded Toms River and No. 4 Absegami were tied going into the final match of the night, and Leonor’s three-point victory gave Toms River East the 30-27 …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Line-up for boys and girls brackets, played at Toms River High School North and Pine Belt Arena starting Saturday
Here are the opening-round matchups for the WOBM Christmas Classic, with sites and game times this weekend. The remainder of the tournament will be played Dec. 27-30 at Pine Belt Arena. The teams’ seeds are in parentheses: Boys bracket: Saturday, Dec. 17 At Toms River North gym: (6) Toms River North vs. (11) Central, 1 p.m. (3) Manchester vs. (14) Red Bank Catholic, 2:45 p.m. (7) Wall vs. (10) Brick Memorial, 4:30 p.m. (2) St. Rose vs. (15) Toms River East, 6:15 p.m. At Pine Belt Arena: (5) Barnegat vs. (12) Toms River South, 1:30 p.m. (4) Point Boro vs. (13) Lacey, 3:15 p.m. (8) Southern vs. (9) Ocean Twp., 5 p.m. (1) Jackson Memorial vs. (16) Brick, 6:45 p.m. Girls bracket, Sunday, Dec. 18 At Toms River North gym: (6) Monsignor Donovan …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Turkey Day rivalries of East and North, and there's South and Lakewood
We’ve got some longstanding football rivalries that play out on Thanksgiving, here in Toms River. Of course, East will play North, and South will play Lakewood. This year’s games are both at 11 a.m. Thursday. South's Indians are away at Lakewood's Piners. And the Mariners are heading to Raider Way. Here’s a look at the games’ histories, with some key figures about the annual tradition. The records: Toms River East vs. Toms River North - Toms River East leads series, 15-12-1. Toms River South vs. Lakewood - Toms River South leads series, 49-35-4. Source: All Shore Media Last year’s outcome: East and North: TR North took out the Raiders with a dominant home win, 24-6. South and Lakewood: With Warren Wolf as the head coach, the Piners…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Manalapan scores 21 points in the fourth quarter to officially knock the Mariners out of the South Jersey Group IV race
Toms River North tried valiantly, but in the end it could pull off the victory the Mariners so badly needed. Manalapan scored 21 fourth-quarter points to overcome Toms River North in Manalapan on Friday night. Manalapan's victory secured homefield advantage for the Braves, while ending any hope the Mariners (4-4) had of sneaking into the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoff picture. Toms River North was one of five teams within striking distance of the final playoff seed going into Friday night's game. And for a while it looked like the Mariners, behind a three-touchdown performance (two passing, one rushing) from quarterback Scott Buxbaum, might pull off the upset. Manalapan running back John Sieczkowski, however, found another gear. He …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Toms River South places second in team standings
The rainy weather delayed the coronation, but the Ocean County Girls Tennis Tournament title returned to Toms River High School North earlier this week. The Mariners, who were 11-1 as of Thursday morning, won their 11th county championship, but their first since 2007. Toms River North won the flight-style tournament with 33 points. The tournament was held at the Bey Lea tennis complex in Toms River. Toms River South, which entered the tournament as defending champions, was second with 27 points followed by Point Pleasant Beach (22), Jackson Memorial (21), Barnegat (17) and Lacey (13). Two Toms River North singles players and one doubles team won championships. The Mariners also finished second at third singles and first doubles…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Joey Fields scores go-ahead touchdown with just over seven minutes remaining.
Fittingly enough, the game came down to defense. In a pivotal Shore Conference match-up between Toms River North and Colts Neck, both offenses stole the show, exploiting their opposing defense throughout the night. After the Mariners (4-1), took the lead for good, 35-28, their defense came up with two stops to clinch the win over Colts Neck (3-2), Thursday night, at Toms River High School North. Toms River North's defense made an initial stop on the Cougars after taking the late fourth quarter lead, forcing Colts Neck to go three-and-out, highlighted by Ryan Verdon's sack on quarterback Dylan Cottrell on third and short. The Cougars faked the punt, but North wasn't fooled, stopping running back Victor Scalici a yard shy of the first down. …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Raiders at home Saturday against the Indians
Check out our gallery of images from the Toms River East Raiders football victorious home opener Saturday, against Toms River South Indians.
All the action on the field for this week's game, a North victory against Howell.
Check out our gallery of images from the Toms River North Mariners football victorious home opener Saturday, against Howell.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Quarterback Scott Buxbaum rushes for three touchdowns, throws another.
If there was a play to be made, Scott Buxbaum or Joey Field was to make it. On a number of occasions, the dynamic duo picked up first downs -- and touchdowns -- to help the Mariners (1-0) escape opening night with a win over a dangerous Howell team, 28-21, Saturday night at Toms River North high school. Buxbaum was 6-13 passing for 86 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and had 102 yards on the ground on 11 carries, most notably a 28 yard scamper that put Toms River up for good, 28-21. Fields had five catches for 66 yards and a touchdown, along with five rushes for 46 yards, and played a key role for the Mariners in the win. Despite falling behind early, Toms River North was able to get an advantage over Howell (0-1) late in the …