RED BANK: HOVNANIAN SELLING HOME OFFICE

Hovnanian’s headquarters in Red Bank, as seen from Maple Cove at the foot of Maple Avenue. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

[This post has been updated with comments from Mayor Pasquale Menna.]

Eleven years after moving in, dramatically shrunken homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises is selling its gleaming Red Bank headquarters and moving to Matawan, redbankgreen has learned.

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RBC WINS AS HAHN GETS CAREER 1,000TH

Red Bank Catholic’s Eddie Hahn scored 18 to pass the 1,000-point career milestone as the Caseys keep their Shore Conference Tournament hopes alive at home Tuesday.

Hahn hit back-to-back three-pointers in the fourth quarter to reach the milestone and give RBC a 12-point lead. Matawan stormed back and closed it to within two late in the game, but Evan Madigan closed the game out with free throws and give the Caseys a 67-63 win.  Shore Sports Zone has the highlights and post-game reaction. 

With a 9-11 record, RBC can make the tournament field with wins against Jackson Liberty on Friday and Saint John Vianney on Saturday.  

RBR HALTS RBC STREAK WITH 24-21 HOME WIN

With both teams coming in at 5-0, the Red Bank Catholic at Red Bank Regional football clash stoked expectations Friday night. And the crosstown rivalry delivered the drama.

In this snippet from Shore Sports Zone highlights, Bucs QB Jack Navitsky breaks loose for a 58-yard touchdown run with 5:57 to play in the fourth quarter, sealing the Bucs’ 24-21 victory.

The win was the first by the Bucs against the Caseys since 2oo4. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

DAWGS, CASEYS & BUCS POST BIG WINS

rfh v matawan 091815rbc v lb 091115How did your high school football team do Friday night? Check out the monster video reel on our Sports page to see highlights from victories by Rumson-Fair Haven (above), Red Bank Catholic (right) and Red Bank Regional (below). (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

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R-FH, RBC & RBR POST CONVINCING WINS

How did your high school football team do Friday night? Pretty darn well, if you’re talking about Rumson-Fair Haven, Red Bank Catholic or Red Bank Regional, as this monster highlight reel from Shore Sports Zone  shows.

Playing at home, the R-FH Bulldogs topped the Matawan Huskies 17-0 in a game with a scoreless second half. Quarterback Michael O’Connor connected with sophomore receiver Elijah McAllister for a 16-yard touchdown pass: check it out at the start of the reel.

Fast-forward to 5:50 if you’re in a rush to see how Eddie Hahn and the 2014 state champion RBC Caseys played against St. Joe’s of Metuchen. A week after putting the Caseys in the capable hands of backup QB Colin Shaughnessy, Hahn returned from injury for his first appearance of the season by tossing three TDs, including a 49-yarder to Mike Wilen, who also ripped an 80-yard TD run against the Falcons.

Then zap ahead to 9:40 to see highlights of Colts Neck at RBR, where a Matt Reardon interception sparked an offensive blitzkrieg that ended with a 30-0 blowout win for the Bucs, their second straight. QB Jack Navitsky and WR Sadiq Palmer had another standout game. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

IT’S LIGHTS-OUT AS RFH, RBC ROLL TO WINS

The lights go out in Rumson, but Charlie Volker his fellow Dawgs light up the home field for Rumson-Fair Haven against Monmouth Regional. Meanwhile, Red Bank Catholic’s special teams prowess helped the Casey’s crush Neptune at Count Basie Field. Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website Shore Sports Zone, has the highlights from these Friday-night games and three others in Monmouth and Ocean counties. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

GUN WAVER AMONG M’TOWN ARRESTEES

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

mtown-cop-carsOne man was arrested for waving a gun and threatening to use it, another was arrested for stealing from a food store and two were cuffed after a fight on Middletown Avenue.

They’re all part of this week’s crime roundup provided by Middletown police.

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TROPHY, CHARITY UP FOR GRABS IN GAME

r-fhRumson-Fair Haven will match up against Matawan tomorrow for the state sectional championships. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Mike Halfacre: mayor, triathlete, gambling man.

As Rumson-Fair Haven preps for the NJSIAA sectional state championship matchup against Matawan tomorrow, Fair Haven’s Hizzoner has placed a wager with Matawan’s mayor on the outcome.

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