RED BANK: TWO WAYS TO MAKE ‘MERRY’

Two River Theater hosts two very different takes on Shakespeare’s comedy ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor,’ beginning with Saturday’s first preview of a three-actor free for all. 

When William Shakespeare put quill to parchment and began work on The Merry Wives of Windsor, he probably wasn’t laboring under the illusion he might create something to be dissected by critics and scholars for hundreds of years to come. The more immediate tastes of the popular audience were calling out to him, and with Wives the busy Bard had the opportunity to spin one of his most crowd-pleasing creations — Sir John Falstaff, the portly and roguish companion to the future king in the two parts of his historical drama Henry IV — into a rowdy (and cheerfully out-of-time) little knock-down farce.

Beginning this Saturday night, the Two River Theater offers Red Bank audiences not one but two rather unique takes on one of Shakespeare’s silliest comedies: one an intimately scaled three-actor adaptation that goes in search of the play’s “dark undercurrent;” the other an abridged full-cast version showcasing a talented company of high school age performers.

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COLTS ARE TOPS AGAIN AS DALATRI WINS 35TH

Christian Brothers Academy pitcher Luca Dalatri broke the all-time Shore Conference wins record with a complete-game shutout against Middletown South in Lakewood Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has full highlights and post-game coverage of the Colts’ 2-0 win  for their third consecutive Shore Conference baseball championship.

The right-handed Dalatri now has 35 victories, and is expected to be selected during the MLB Amateur Draft which begins on Thursday night.   

CBA TOPS RBC FOR DALATRI’S 34TH WIN

Christian Brothers Academy held off Red Bank Catholic, 5-3, to advance to the Shore Conference final in a great high school baseball game at Count Basie Field in Red Bank Wednesday night. 

CBA pitcher Luca Dalatri tied the all-time conference wins record with 34, but it didn’t come without a scare. Entering the game having given up just one run and two walks all season, the right-hander ceded two hits and three RBIs to Evan Madigan alone, and had to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh to pick up the complete game victory. Shore Sports Zone has all the highlights.

CBA will now face Middletown South Sunday night at the home of the Lakewood Blue Claws. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RFH WIN EARNS SHOT AT SCT TITLE

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Rob Garavente scored three goals and goalie Kyle Knapp had 15 saves as the Bulldogs topped Christian Brothers Academy, 6-4, in Long Branch Thursday advance to the Shore Conference Tournament lacrosse final. Shore Sports Zone was there to catch it all on video as the game went down to the wire.

The top-seeded Bulldogs will now face number-two seed Manasquan for the championship Monday at 6 p.m. at Long Branch High School.

RFH DOMINATES CBA WITH THREE HAT TRICKS

Robbie Garavente, Griffin Schultz and Henry Sillen each scored three goals to lead Rumson-Fair Haven’s boys’ lacrosse team  to a 10-3 win at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft Tuesday.  Watch the highlights and other high school sports action at Shore Sports Zone.

CBA ICES DON BOSCO FOR STATE CROWN

Baseball powerhouse Don Bosco Prep came into the Non-Public “A” state championship game at Toms River East on Sunday game with a 29-0 record and a national ranking. But Christian Brothers Academy, led by pitcher Luca Dalatri, were unfazed. Dalatri threw a complete game, striking out 12, and added a solo homer in the fifth as the Colts stopped the Ironmen cold, 7-0. Shore Sports Zone has all the action and post-game reaction from the Colts.

The win gave the Colts their fifth championship of the season, and the second in three days, after their shutout win over Red Bank Catholic for the Shore Conference Tournament title on Thursday. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

CBA TOPS RBC FOR SCT BASEBALL CROWN

In a game rescheduled twice for rainouts, Joe Gargana and Kenny Campbell combined on a four-hit shutout as Lincroft’s Christian Brothers Academy blanked rival Red Bank Catholic, 4-0, to win its second straight Shore Conference baseball title at Toms River North Thursday evening. Shore Sports Zone has all the action and post-game reaction from the Colts.

It was the second straight shutout in as many days for the CBA pitching staff after Mike Garvey and Luca Dalatri blanked Bishop Eustace in the state semifinals. Up next: Don Bosco Prep, with a state championship on the line. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)


RBC TO FACE CBA IN SCT BASEBALL FINAL

Playing as the visiting team on their home diamond, Red Bank Catholic’s Caseys beat Jackson Memorial, 4-1, in the Shore Conference Tournament Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the highlights and post-game. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

The Caseys will face top-seed Christian Brothers Academy in the final Monday at Blue Claws Stadium in Lakewood.

VOTE FOR BEST OF 2015

With the high school winter season coming to a close, the polls are now open at video-based Shore Sports Zone, where viewers can cast votes in six best-of categories, including dunk, clutch basketball play (girls’ and boys’), hockey goal and save and student section (above). Take it to Shore Sports Zone to see the others and to cast your all-important vote.

 

RFH JOLTS TOP-SEED CBA FOR SCT TITLE

In one of the biggest shockers in Shore Conference Tournament history, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional stole the SCT championship with a 50-24  crusing of  top-seeded Christian Brothers Academy Friday night at Monmouth U. Brendan Barry had a sensational game, racking up 27 for the dogs. Catch all the highlights and post-game reaction courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.

RFH, CBA TO VIE FOR SCT TITLE

With a 37-29 win over Neptune at Brookdale Community College Wednesday night, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional advanced to Shore Conference Tournament championship game against top-seeded Christian Brothers Academy Friday night at Monmouth U. Trailing 19-17 at the half, the Bulldogs put together a big third quarter to go up, 28-22, and iced the game at the free throw line. Brendan Barry had 12 and Morgan Maguire added 10 for Rumson. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.

CBA HOLDS OFF RESURGENT RBC

Shore Conference Tournament top-seed Christian Brothers Academy hosted 16th-seed Red Bank Catholic in Lincroft Thursday night. But after a second-half scoring surge by the Caseys, the Colts came away with a 63-49 win. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

LINCROFT: LET’S MEET THE PROUD GRANDPA!

Christian Brothers Academy first baseman John Moschella of Little Silver chats with Rich Chrampanis of the new video-based website Shore Sports Zone about his “favorites,” including the grandfather who travels from Hauppauge, Long Island, to watch every one his games.

Wondering what’s up with all the recent sports videos on redbankgreen? Well, stay tuned… (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone. Click to enlarge)