DAWGS CHOMP THEIR WAY TO SECOND TITLE

rfh o'connor 120614 2Rumson-Fair Haven sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connor takes off on one of his trademark keepers enroute to a big gain as he leads the Bulldogs to their second consecutive state title, with a 21-0 win over Delaware Valley at Kean University Saturday. Shore Sports Zone has all the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RFH DAWGS REPEAT AS STATE CHAMPS

For the second straight year, the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs are the top dogs of Central Jersey Group 2, winning the state title over Delaware Valley at Kean University Saturday.

In sometimes heavy rain, Charlie Volker ran for 161 yards and a score, and the Rumson-Fair Haven defense produced a touchdown and key turnovers in the shutout. And once again,  Shore Sports Zone has all the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RBC DOMINATES POINT ON ICE

Red Bank Catholic got hat tricks from Evan Hoey and Alec Mintz, plus single goals by Matt Chinnici and Max Weber, in an 8-1 win over Point Pleasant Boro in the Caseys’ home opener at the Red Bank Armory Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

RFH SLIPS IN MUD BOWL

It was a cold, wet affair as Rumson-Fair Haven and Shore Regional met in the first “Devil-Dawg Bowl” in West Long Branch Wednesday night. Turnovers were key. A Dawgs fumble on fourth and short in the final quarter set up the game’s longest run, a 23-yard romp by Doug Goldsmith to seal a 13-0 win for Shore. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

Both schools play for sectional titles on December 6th at Kean University.  Shore Regional (10-1) takes on South Hunterdon at 10 a.m. while RFH (8-3) is the nightcap, taking on Delaware Valley at 7 p.m.

The Devil-Dawg Bowl is expected to be the start of a new tradition for RFH, replacing a longtime Thanksgiving rivalry with Red Bank Catholic.

RFH GIRLS, ALREADY CHAMPS, AIM HIGHER

Fresh off capturing the Group 2 State Championship Saturday, Rumson-Fair Haven’s field hockey team notched a 6-0 win over Shore Regional in the play-in game of the Tournament of Champions at Rider University Tuesday. 

Madison Maguire banged in four goals, highlighted by a first-half hat trick, with Lily Croddick and Abigail Donohue also scoring. Shore Sports Zone has the highlights.

RFH advances to a matchup with #1 seed and unbeaten Eastern on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Lawrenceville.  The Bulldogs are the  with a 24-0-2 record. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RBC: TWO CASEYS ON SSZ GAME BALL BALLOT

Two Red Bank Catholic football players are in the running for a Week 10  Shore Sports Zone play-of-the-week game ball following the Casey’s first-round 62-7 playoff blowout of Bishop Eustace Friday. Linebacker Mike DeMonte and running back Tommy Spernal are among five Monmouth and Ocean county players on the ballot, with another eight players up for overall performance. Voting is open to the public. Check back here on Wednesday to learn who won.

RFH ADVANCES IN QUEST FOR SECOND TITLE

With a domineering 35-7 win over A.L. Johnson at home, the defending state champion Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs advanced in their quest for a second straight title Friday night.  Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights, including more stellar play from sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connor.

The Dawgs are at home again Friday night against Cinnaminson in a game to determine who goes on for the 2014 state title.

RFH VIES FOR STATE TITLE ON EBNER’S BIG D

Rumson-Fair Haven’s  field hockey team plays for a state championship on Saturday, and a big part of the squad’s best season in school history is six-foot-one Catie Ebner. Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website, Shore Sports Zone, has a profile of the Villanova commit on the eve of the Lady Bulldogs’ Group 2 final against Madison. The title game will be played at Bordentown Regional at noon. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RFH: SECKLER GRABS SSZ GAME BALL

Rumson-Fair Haven running back Lucas Seckler’s 85-yard touchdown gallop in  the Bulldogs’ 41-6 win over Holmdel Friday night earned him more than 5,000 online votes and a  Shore Sports Zone play-of-the-week game ball Wednesday. Middletown North tight end/linebacker Troy Thompson also earned one as the week’s top overall performer, according to SSZ voters.

RFH enters the postseason Friday night with a first-round Central Jersey Group 2 game at home against A.L. Johnson of Clark, while Middletown North is on the road against Jackson Memorial in Group 4, both at 7 p.m. Friday. Count on SSZ to capture all the sizzling action on video.

RFH: 11 ATHLETES COMMIT TO COLLEGES

The ink, laughter and some tears flowed as 11 Rumson-Fair Haven student-athletes, including nine young women, committed to various colleges, where they’ll continue playing tennis, baseball, lacrosse and more starting next September. Shore Sports Zone has the full scoop, on video.

RFH GIRLS ONE WIN AWAY FROM STATE CROWN

Fresh off its Shore Conference Tournament championship, Rumson-Fair Haven’s field hockey team crushed Manasquan, 7-0, at home in the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals Wednesday. Rich Chrampanis’  video-based website, Shore Sports Zone, has the highlights, including a monster scoring blast by Madison Maguire.

The Bulldawgs will be at home Saturday for the state championship game. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RFH GIRLS TAKE FIELD HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Peyton McCauley tallied a pair of first-half goals and the Bulldawgs defense took care of the rest in a 2-0 win that ended Shore Regional’s remarkable 15-year domination of the Shore Conference Tournament Sunday.  Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website, Shore Sports Zone, has the highlights.

Both teams will continue in state tournament play, with RFH scheduled to Delran Monday. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RFH BEATS RARITAN WITH SENSATIONAL PLAYS

Rumson-Fair Haven quarterback Mike O’Connor streaked 90 yards for a TD and wideout Murray McHeffey pulled in a couple of sensational diving catches as the Dawgs moved to 5-2 on the season with a 27-7 win at home against Raritan Friday night. Shore Sports Zone has the game highlights, as well as a longer  reel of five great games from the evening right here.

RBC, RFH: FINESSE AND MUSCLE ON DISPLAY

Two plays from Red Bank Catholic’s 35-7 win over Manalapan Friday night are in the running for a Shore Sports Zone game ball this week. In one, tight end Nick Lubisher just gets his feet down at the back of the end zone, and in the other, running back Nick Cella powers his way past tacklers.

Also on the ballot: a big TD run by Rumson-Fair Haven sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connner in the Dawgs’ 33-12 trampling of Lakewood.

Cast your vote here before polls close Tuesday night. SSZ’s Rich Chrampanis presents the weekly game ball to the winner at Wednesday practice.

RFH TOPS LAKEWOOD AS VOLKER STEAMROLLS

Rumson-Fair Haven running back Charlie Volker racked up an astonishing 324 yards and three touchdowns as the Dawgs moved to 4-2 on the season with a win at home over Lakewood Friday night. It was a tighter game than the score indicates, as shown by these highlights from Shore Sports Zone.

RFH: AFTER STATE TITLE, FAHEY PLAYS ON

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Kate Fahey returned from a junior year away from high school tennis to become the first state singles champion in school history last week. Shore Sports Zone, has an interview with Fahey, who has no plans to slack off between now and the start of her Division I college career at the University of Michigan next fall.  (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RFH IN 8-0 FIELD HOCKEY ROUT OF HOLMDEL

Rumson-Fair Haven’s field hockey squad, the top-rated team in this year’s Shore Conference Tournament, shut out Holmdel, 8-0, in round one, advancing to the quarterfinals Tuesday. Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website, Shore Sports Zone, has the highlights. And tune in Thursday, when SSZ profiles RFH tennis player Kate Fahey, who became the first state singles champion in Rumson history last week. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RFH BACK TO WINNING FORM WITH VOLKER

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional’s varsity football team pulled off a 28-21 win at Manasquan Saturday in a game that saw the return of powerhouse running back Charlie Volker after a couple of missed weeks due to injury.  The Shore Sports Zone highlight reel shows Volker, a Princeton commit, tearing it up for 267 yards and tight end  Kenny Farrare hauling in the game-winning TD pass with 16 seconds left to play – a contender for the play of the week. Check in with SSZ to vote, and for great high school sport coverage across Monmouth and Ocean counties. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

RFH, RBR SUFFER FIRST FOOTBALL LOSSES

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional’s varsity football team fell to unbeaten St. John Vianney Thursday night in a game “with plenty of fireworks,” says Rich Chrampanis, of the new video-based website Shore Sports Zone. The SSZ highlight reel from Thursday also includes a report on Red Bank Regional’s road loss to Neptune, as well as highlights from Middletown South and Middletown North. Check in with SSZ for great coverage of high school sports across Monmouth County and beyond. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

RFH’S VOLKER VIES FOR SSZ GAME BALL

Rumson-Fair Haven running back Charlie Volker is in the running for this week’s Shore Sports Zone game ball for this touchdown run against Monmouth Regional last weekend as the Dawgs racked their second win of the season. But he’s got some great competition, as this highlight reel of the weekend’s games attests. Check out Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, for blanket coverage of Monmouth and Ocean county sports.

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 .)