Friday, May 17, 2013
National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday
National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday, May 18, and Patch caught up with the folks at U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet for some tips as we enter the Shore's first boating season since Superstorm Sandy.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This is the third Shore Conference Title garnered by the team.
The third time was definitely a charm for Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School's Boys Lacrosse, as the team broke a record by earning its third Shore Conference Title (SCT) in a row. The team won its final SCT game at Monmouth University this week against Manahawkin's Southern Regional with a 14-5 score, parents told Patch. Right at the onset, in the first quarter, RFH led, 4-0. By the end of the first half, the team had scored 11 to Southern's 3. And at the end of the third, the score was 14-3. They ended with the 14-5 win. A special thanks to Fair Haven Mayor Ben Lucarelli and other parents who kept Patch updated and sent some photos. If you have any you'd like to add, please upload them directly to the story or send them to elaine.…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Local team on three game roll
After winning the last three of a four game set at the Greensboro Grasshoppers the Lakewood BlueClaws will be looking to build on their success when they return home to First Energy Park for a seven game home stand. The Delmarva Shore Birds will be their first guests for a three game series with tonight's first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. The first 2000 fans through the gates will get a BlueClaws All-Star poster and it is also one of five Scout Nights at the ballpark. As with every Monday home game it is also a kids eat free night at the park. If the seats at the stadium are too hard for you, the first 2000 fans at Tuesday's game will get seat cushions. It is also a Senior Day Tuesday when all seniors eat free and there is also baseball …
Friday, May 10, 2013
FISHING FRIDAY: Blues swarming local waterways
It's funny what leads to some of our favorite moments on the water. Last Friday, I had set aside some time to help my neighbor fix her computer that's been on the fritz since she returned to Long Beach Island from Florida. But, to quote Seinfeld, yada yada yada, the computer cleanup was put off to another date. I used the time I had set aside to kill two birds with one stone: charge my boat's battery to full power (after its long winter's nap) with a lengthy run up Barnegat Bay, and fulfill the promise I made to all of you folks that I would check out the channels that lead to Barnegat Inlet and report the results. The results are mainly positive (mind the pun on the battery charging joke). I made my way to Barnegat Inlet in Double Creek …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Both the party boat crowd and shore-based locals getting in on the action
As local anglers try their collective hands at spring fishing after a tough winter all around, the striped bass seem to be cooperating as water temperatures slowly rise. Starting in the northern reaches of this column's publication area, the crew of the Big Mohawk out of Belmar finished their blackfish season this week and decided to dabble in the bass fishery on Tuesday. The result: everyone on board got their limit of stripers. "I know that is what so many of you have been waiting to hear," Capt. Chris wrote on the boat's website. The boat, which sails 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, had a similarly good day Thursday after taking Wednesday off. Few reports came in from the suds in the Manasquan and Point Pleasant areas, but anecdotally, anglers …
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Charleston and Lexington coming to Lakewood.
A road trip that started with two wins at Greenville took a turn for the worst for the Lakewood BlueClaws as the Asheville Tourists and mother nature made for a messy swing through the southern half of the South Atlantic League. After Greenville won the last game of a three game set 12-1 Asheville won the first game of their series in a 14-10 thriller. A rain storm then rolled through the area canceling not only Saturday's game but a double dip on Sunday. The teams played a doubleheader on Monday with Asheville winning both games before the team returns home for seven games against Charleston and Lexington. First pitch on Wednesday is scheduled for 6:35 against the RiverDogs. It will also be a Kentucky Derby Preview Night and a chance to…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Face Savannah Sand gnats
The Lakewood BlueClaws have had a roller coaster of a road trip over the past week and will look to get their young season back on track when they return to FirstEnergy Park on Thursday night. The local team will play four games at home before heading back on the road early next week. The first game is set for tonight at 6:35 against the Savannah Sand Gnats and the first 2000 fans will receive free magnetic schedules for coming to the game. It will also be a Most Improved Student Night and a Thirsty Thursday with $1 beer and soda available in the Coors Light WRAT Trap. Friday night's game starts at 7:05 and will be another fireworks spectacular as long as the weather cooperates. Saturday will be Brick Township day at the ballpark with …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kim Williams hired as first head coach for the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's women's LAX team, set to join NCAA in 2014.
Kim Williams has lacrosse running through her veins. So much so that she’s been entrusted with coaching–and launching–the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's first-ever women’s lacrosse program, set to take the field in the spring of 2014, according to the college. Williams, a graduate of West Morris Central High School, has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach for Colby College’s team, which is currently ranked sixth in the nation. Under her tutelage, six players have received All-American honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Associaiton, the Richard Stockton College athletic department said. The accolades aren’t just for her players, however. Williams, who spent her collegiate career at C.W. Post in…
Severance packages and litigation over the Mike Rice scandal will cost the university millions
The controversy surrounding Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice continued buzzing through the weekend, as reports came out that the aftermath of the scandal that displaced Rice and athletic director Tim Pernetti may come at a large cost to Rutgers. According to a report on NJ.com, some supporters of the athletics department are threatening to withhold their charitable donations over Pernetti's resignation, and Rice and Pernetti are both expected to walk away with more than a million dollars in cash and perks. Litigation would likely cost the university a lot more. Eric Murdock, the former director of player development who brought the video containing Rice's now nationally-known controversial coaching, has filed a lawsuit against the …