Archive for December, 2010

My Apologies/Point Boro Update

December 22, 2010

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Sorry to say, but there will be no Stumpy Awards column this season because unfortunately there’s not enough hours in the day for all that extra stuff right now. Putting together a 50-page magazine for the winter preview along with our web previews after wrapping up the football all-conference stuff and working some other freelance jobs meant that they didn’t happen this year. By the time I would get them done, no one would care as we are already about a week into the winter season. My apologies, if anyone actually still cares about it.

Now, on to some news from Point Boro, where Sean Henry had the interim tag removed and got the head coaching job full time as he was approved by the Board of Education on Monday night, which was first reported by The Asbury Park Press. Congrats to Sean, who I think has earned this job and the right to try to pump this program back up to its customary spot among the Shore’s elite.

Also, according to our own Matt Manley, senior tight end/safety Ryan Malleck said after the Panthers’ loss in basketball to Monsignor Donovan on Tuesday night that he remains committed to Maryland but is still surveying other options (which sounds like a total contradiction) after Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen was bought out of his contract on Monday, possibly paving the way for former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach to get the job according to multiple reports. Leach is a spread offense, four- and five-wide guy, so I don’t know where Malleck would fit in there unless he plays on defense. Malleck even mentioned potentially talking to Leach and his staff if Leach does get the job and then making a decision from there.


All-Conference Teams/Final Top 10

December 11, 2010

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The All Shore Media All-Conference teams have been posted with bios and stats on all the players.

Click here to view the team.

Click here to check out the final All Shore Media Top 10.


Coming Saturday

December 10, 2010

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Coming Saturday, the 2010 All Shore Media All-Conference teams will be posted on the site along with the final Top 10, the Players of the Year, and the Coach of the Year. Hopefully I can even get it posted by Friday night, and I will look to post the Stumpy Awards by Sunday, but I also am swamped with basketball previews as well, so I will do my best. I also will have some features in the coming week on the Unsung Hero Award winners sprinkled in with the basketball, so stay tuned for them as well.

Brick’s Dylan McDonnell Commits to Bucknell

December 8, 2010

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Brick senior linebacker Dylan McDonnell, who was one of the top players on a Green Dragons team that finished 4-6 and was selected to the All-Class B South team by the coaches, has verbally committed to Bucknell, according to head coach Patrick Dowling.

McDonell joins a Bucknell program led by former Rutgers recruiting coordinator Joe Susan that features former Red Bank Catholic standouts Jake Flaherty at receiver and Chris Spahr on the offensive line, as well as two other former Shore Conference offensive lineman, Brian Flynn (Raritan) and Andrew Wary (Point Boro).




State Final Picks and Scoreboard

December 4, 2010

Thursday Night Football Show

December 2, 2010

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The St. Barnabas Health Care Thursday Night Football Show will roll out its final edition tonight on the radio from 7-9 p.m. on 105.7 f.m. and 1310 a.m., live from Boston’s in Toms River, and streamed online at

Guests will include Brick Memorial head coach Walt Currie (7:15-7:25), Shore Regional head coach Mark Costantino (7:28-7:38), Lacey head coach Lou Vircillo (7:45-7:55), myself (8:05-8:15), the APP’s Steve Falk (8:15-8:28), and then the final half hour will consist of the broadcast team of Kevin Williams, Matt Harmon and Ed Sarluca unveiling their “Fabulous 40,” honoring their selections of the top 40 players in the Shore Conference this season and then giving their picks for this weekend’s state sectional final games involving Shore Conference teams. Always a great listen, so be sure to check it out.