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RUMSON: SURF TEAM WRAPS UP FIRST SEASON

emily-grossarth-101316-1elizabeth-sullivan-101316Rumson-Fair Haven Regional’s surfing team recently wrapped up its first season of existence, giving nine girls and 21 boys a chance to indulge their passion for the sport in a structured program. Freshman Emily Grossarth, above, who placed second overall in the women’s division at the National School Surfing Association High School Championships last month, will compete at the NSSA Nationals in California in June. 

“I’m kind of sad when I’m out of the water,” said sophomore Grace Lehman, of Rumson. Unlike other sports, “you’re not worried about the score, or how much time is left in the game,” she said. “It’s just you and your friends in the water.”

The team, which practices on the beach opposite Via Ripa in Sea Bright, resumes in the spring, said coach Kevin Pfister. Meantime, here’s a video lookback at the debut season. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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BIG YEAR FOR RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN CHESS

RFH_Chess_Club_Playoff_Picture_2015Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

In a record-breaking performance, the Chess Club at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School achieved its best finish in the school’s history, during the Shore High School Chess League Championship Tournament on February 25.

RFH placed fourth out of 36 teams in the tournament, held on February 25 at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown. Chess Club Advisor and RFH Math teacher Kevin Pfister describes sophomore Nicholas “Nick” Alescio as the club’s “Top Dawg”.

“Nick is the highest-rated player on our team, and his work ethic both inside and outside of school is remarkable,” said Pfister. “Last year, Nick was our ‘fifth board’ – and after one year of hard work and determination, he has landed himself as our ‘number one board’.”

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