RED BANK “FUTURE BUCS” BIG ON MU CAMPUS

Future BucsPress release from Red Bank Charter School

This past week, the Monmouth University Womensʼ Basketball team hosted a group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls from Red Bank Charter School and Red Bank Middle School, for a special tour of the Monmouth campus.

The “Future Bucs” from Red Bank were the guests of the basketball team members, for a guided tour of the dining hall, library, dorm area, academic area and, of course, the athletic area. Lamiyah, Laniyah, Tania, Ariel, Winnie, Mandy, Makayla, Joann, Mitzi, Jennifer and Joselin all took advantage of this wonderful opportunity. The event was chaperoned by Future Buc founders Enrico Ciabattoni and David Prown.

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DAL PRA MAKING AN EARLY EXIT FROM RBR

dal-praRBR athletic director Lou “Del” Dal Pra is leaving in October. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Louis “Del” Dal Pra came to Red Bank Regional with a 20-year plan. He made it to two and change.

The high school’s vaunted athletic director is leaving at the end of October to take a teaching job at Raritan High School in Hazlet, putting school leadership on the hunt for a replacement who can fill the big hole Dal Pra will leave.

“Del’s a big loss because he’s a great community guy,” principal Risa Clay said. “People are devastated.”

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‘FUTURE BUCS’ WRAP UP SEASON TWO

saveJose Segura in goal defends against Chris LeFever at the outdoor rink of the Community YMCA Friday night. (Click to enlarge)

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The Future Buccaneers program wrapped up its second summer with basketball and soccer tournaments last week.

The program brings together seventh and eighth-graders from the three Red Bank Regional High sending districts of Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury for a series of games intended to acquaint future RBR students with one another.

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TWOS AND THREES ON THE COURT & BEYOND

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The new Future Buccaneers Basketball League wrapped up its first summer season at Red Bank Regional High Thursday night.

The league, for incoming seventh- and eighth-graders, consists of boys’ and girls’ teams built in equal numbers of players from Red Bank, Little Silver and Shrewsbury — RBR’s sending districts.

Each team had coaches from at least two towns.

The aim of the league, says co-organizer David Prown, is to forge cross-border friendships among kids, many of whom can be expected to wind up as classmates at RBR and other area high schools.

“It’s definitely a warm-and-fuzzy sort of program,” says Prown, who put the league together with recreation directors Ray Soya of Shrewsbury and Doug Glassmacher of Little Silver.

“The idea is to get kids thinking about high school and the bigger world.”

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