RED BANK: CASEYS HEADED TO MEADOWLANDS

rbc hahn 112114HOT-TOPIC_03Red Bank Catholic QB Eddie Hahn racks up some running yards as the Caseys trampled  St. Joe’s of Montvale, 44-14, at Count Basie Fields Friday night. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has complete video highlights on our Sports page.

The Caseys will play for the non-public Group 3 state  title in two weeks at Met Life Stadium against the winner of Saturday’s St. John Vianney – Delbarton game. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

RBC BEATS ST. JOE’S, HEADS TO STATE FINAL

A year after falling to St. Joe’s of Montvale in the playoffs, Red Bank Catholic’s football squad is headed to its first state title game since 1980. The Caseys pummeled the defending champion St. Joe’s, 44-14,  in a non-public Group 3 state semifinal on a cold Friday night at Count Basie Fields. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has the highlights.

The Caseys will play for a state title in two weeks at Met Life Stadium against the winner of Saturday’s St. John Vianney – Delbarton game. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

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.

RBC VAPORIZES BISHOP EUSTACE, 62-7

Coming off a stunning overtime loss a week earlier, Red Bank Catholic’s football squad put the pedal down and never let up as the Caseys demolished Bishop Eustace at home Friday night, 62-7.  Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has the highlights.

The Caseys are at home next Friday night against the winner of St. Joe’s of Montvale v. Camden Catholic for the non-public Group 3 state semifinals.

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.

RBC FALLS TO JACKSON IN OT UPSET

In a stunner that ended the Caseys’ 40-game Shore Conference winning streak, Red Bank Catholic lost to Jackson Memorial, 33-27, in OT at Jackson Friday night. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a video-based local sports website covering Monmouth and Ocean counties, has extensive highlights, also including wins by Red Bank Regional and Rumson-Fair Haven.

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: CELLA’S 37-YARD TD EARNS GAME BALL

Bouncing like a pinball off would-be tacklers, Red Bank Catholic running back Nick Cella motored to a 37-yard touchdown in  RBC’s 35-7 win over Manalapan last week. The effort also earned Cella the Shore Sports Zone play-of-the-week game ball, as decided by voters. Coach Jim Portela presented the ball to Cella after the team finished practice Wednesday. Up next for the Caseys: an away game against Ocean Township Friday night.

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.

RBC DOMINATES MANALAPAN, 35-7

Before a packed house under the lights at Count Basie Field, undefeated Red Bank Catholic owned both sides of the ball  against Manalapan Friday night. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has extensive highlights.

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.

RED BANK: GOING TO THE BIG GAME?

rbc 101014 2rbc 101014 5High school football fans are expected to pack the stands at Count Basie Field in Red Bank as one of the most anticipated Shore Conference matchups in memory plays out under the lights Friday night.

The undefeated Red Bank Catholic Caseys host also-undefeated Manalapan, pitting the conference’s top-ranked defense against the Braves’ powerful offense, anchored by running back Imamu Mayfield.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and parking will be at a premium, so arrive early. But if you can’t make it, Shore Sports Zone, Rich Chrampanis’s video-based local sports website, will have live updates on the scoring and a monster highlight reel Saturday morning, which you’ll find here.

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 .)

RBC SMASHES RBR, 53-0. UP NEXT: MANALAPAN

Under the lights at Count Basie Field, Red Bank Catholic cruised to its third straight shutout with a 53-0 win over Red Bank Regional Friday night. That sets the table for next week’s collision of undefeated Shore Conference “superpowers” RBC and Manalapan at Red Bank. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has the game’s highlights and more.