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.

 

BORDENTOWN ENDS SEASON FOR RFH BOYS

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional’s dream season on the hardcourt ended with a 62-56 loss to Bordentown at home Friday night. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

The Bulldogs can console themselves with the Shore Conference title they won last month. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs are still alive in the state tourney, as are both the boys’ and girls’s teams of Red Bank Catholic. 

RFH CRUSHES DELRAN IN STATE OPENER

Fresh off its shocking first-ever win of a Shore Conference Tournament, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional found the first round of the state championship tourney easy Monday, as the Bulldogs breezed past Delran, 99-56 Monday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

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.

RFH WINS BATTLE OF RIDGE ROAD II

Avenging a last-second loss to Red Bank Regional three weeks ago, the Bulldogs of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional won the second Battle of Ridge Road Thursday night, topping the Bucaneers 50-42 in Little Silver. Morgan Maguire led the Dawgs with 14 as they advanced in the Shore Conference Tournament. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

R-FH STEAMROLLS ST. ROSE, 72-35

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional’s boys cruised to an opening-round win in the Shore Conference Tournament Tuesday. It was the only game played in either bracket as morning snow cancelled school across most of the Shore Conference. Getting the game in on Tuesday gives the Bulldogs a critical day of rest as they get set for a showdown with Red Bank Regional on Thursday night in Little Silver. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction at Shore Sports Zone.

RFH: SOURLIS, STANT MARK MILESTONES

Rumson-Fair Haven girls basketball coach George Sourlis became the Shore Conference’s all-time winningest coach Tuesday in a game that also saw Villanova-bound senior Grace Stant score her 1,000th career point. The 66-23 road win over Raritan was victory number 626 for Sourlis, who’s coached the Lady Bulldogs for 29 years, and moved his total past that of legendary CBA boys basketball coach Ed Wicelinski. Both milestones were celebrated on the hardwood, and Shore Sports Zone was there to capture it all.

HOCKEY: RFH TOPS ST. ROSE, 8-6

John Monteferrante scored four goals to give Rumson-Fair Haven an 8-6 win over Saint Rose at the Red Bank Armory Monday. The Bulldogs scored three goals in the final 1:32 to put the game away. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

RFH is the 16th seed in the Shore Conference Hockey Tournament and will face number-one seed Red Bank Catholic Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Armory. Tourney matchups are here.

TWOFER SPLIT: IT’S RFH GIRLS AND RBR BOYS

In the first game of a doubleheader in Little Silver, the Lady Bulldogs of Rumson-Fair Haven ran away from Red Bank Regional, 53-34 on Saturdday. With great play inside and outside the paint, future Villanova Wildcat Grace Stant had 24 points for RFH. Check out the Shore Sports Zone highlights.

Then it was time for revenge, as the Bucaneers topped the Bulldogs 47-45 in the boys’ game. Eddie Hendrex had 13 points and made a key defensive stop on the final play of the game to give the Bucs a win in the Battle of Ridge Road. SSZ’s coverage of this great contest includes post-game reaction.

HOCKEY: RBC TOPS RFH ON ARMORY ICE

Red Bank Catholic raced out to a 4-0 first-period lead, but needed three goals in the third to gain an 8-5 win over Rumson-Fair Haven. The Bulldogs scored three straight goals in the second period to get within one goal, and scored early in the third to make it a 5-4 game before RBC pulled away. The Caseys’ Todd Goehring and the Bulldogs’ Brendan Ban both reached their 100th career point. Alec Mintz had a hat trick for RBC, scoring the final two goals. The Caseys improve to 12-4-2 on the season, while the Bulldogs now stand at 6-6-1. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

BARRY SCORES 24 IN R-FH ROMP AT HOME

Brendan Barry scored 24 points in Rumson-Fair Haven’s 67-29 home win against Jackson Memorial Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

The Bulldogs, now 10-2 for the season,  hit the road on Friday for an “A” Central game against Manasquan.

HOCKEY: HEROICS LIFT SJV TO TIE WITH RFF

Matt Kidney scored with 5.4 seconds left to earn Saint John Vianney of Middletown a 3-3 tie with Rumson-Fair Haven on the ice at the Red Bank Armory Monday. The RFH Bulldogs took a 3-2 lead with 3:04 to go in the third period when John Monteferrante went end to end and delivered a top-shelf backhand. But Saint John Vianney pulled the goalie in the final minute to set the stage for Kidney’s heroics, as seen here in these Shore Sports Zone video highlights. 

Kidney and RFH’s Conor Deverin are both up for SSZ’s first Game Puck highlighting the top performances from last week on the high school ice.  Click HERE to cast your vote – ballots close on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

HOCKEY: RBC POSTS STRONG COMEBACK

Bouncing back from a 5-3 deficit in the third, Red Bank Catholic finished strong and beat St. Rose, 7-5, at the Red Bank Armory Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

And have you seen SSZ’s viral video of the superdekes by a Freehold Township player against Middletown North? It’s must-see SSZ that’s been picked up by sports outlets across multiple time zones.

RFH BARRY GRABS DEBUT SSZ GAME BALL

Rumson-Fair Haven guard Brendan Barry became the first recipient of a Shore Sports Zone Game Ball in high school hoops Wednesday, two days after he set a Boardwalk Showcase record with 34 points against Point Pleasant Beach at Long Branch High School.  Barry captured the voting from fans.  Every Sunday, SSZ lists the top performers from the week and lets the fans choose the most deserving player.

HOCKEY: RFF TOPS PPB/SQUAN AS DOWD SITS

Brendan Ban had four goals and three assists to lead Rumson-Fair Haven to an 11-3 win over Point Pleasant Beach/Manasquan at the Red Bank Armory Monday. Rob Garavante added a hat trick for RFH, who raced out to a 6-0 lead and led 7-1 at the end of two periods. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

Point Pleasant Beach/Manasquan did not have head coach Jim Dowd behind the bench in the game. News 12 New Jersey reported that the former New Jersey Devils great is facing an allegations that he kicked a player in the back during last Wednesday’s game against Red Bank Regional at Jersey Shore Sports Arena. 

BARRY LIGHTS IT UP AS RFH TOPS SHORE

Brendan Barry put on a sensational show for the home crowd as Rumson-Fair Haven defeated Shore Regional, 56-46, in boys basketball Tuesday. Barry had seven three-pointers, including one from the next zip code. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

HOCKEY: RBC DROPS ONE TO SJV AT ARMORY

Saint John Vianney sophomore James O’Keefe scored the game-winner with 3:47 left in the third to cap off three unanswered as the Lancers notched a 4-3 win over Red Bank Catholic at the Red Bank Armory Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

RFH: BRIGGS WINS TOP SSZ SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Tucker Briggs had 102 tackles in his senior season, finishing his career with 212 and a role in back-to-back state championships. Even more impressive: his grade point average (4.7) and SAT score (2380, which puts him in the 99.95 percentile of the test’s takers). Those numbers and more earned Briggs the Shore Sports Zone trophy for Scholar-Athlete of the Year at a banquet dinner at IPlay America in Freehold Tuesday night.

Shore Sports Zone has all the video highlights from the season-capping event, including Nick Cella’s touchdown run of the year for Red Bank Catholic and RFH’s championship game defensive player of the year, Sam Eisenstadt. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

CASEYS JOIN DAWGS AS STATE CHAMPS

rbc delbarton 120714 9rbc delbarton 120714 7Nick Lubischer cuts back en route to a 52-yard touchdown for Red Bank Catholic as the Caseys dominate Delbarton in the Non-Public, Group 3 football championship game at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands Sunday night. redbankgreen has complete video highlights courtesy of  Shore Sports Zone.

In winning its first state championship since 1976, RBC joins podium-topping Rumson-Fair Haven, which won its division’s top prize for the second consecutive year on Saturday.