RBR FALLS TO RARITAN

After dominating in the first half, Red Bank Regional dropped its second straight football game as Raritan staged a second-half comeback to win, 35-27, at Little Silver Friday night. That puts the Bucs at 2-2. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has those Saturday video highlights and more.

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 .)

BOYS’ SOCCER: RBR EDGES LONG BRANCH, 1-0

Justin Gilson netted one on a penalty kick, and that was it for scoring as Red Bank Regional’s boys’ soccer team nipped Long Branch 1-0 on the road Monday. RBR goalie Connor Kelly had some great saves, says Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website. Take it there for the big picture on high school sports in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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 .)

RBR PLAYER HAULS IN SSZ GAME BALL

Red Bank Regional defensive back Teddy Mitchell won this week’s Shore Sports Zone game ball for this pick and touchdown against Colts Neck last weekend as the Bucs rolled to a 38-6 win. Mitchell had an interception in each of the two big wins RBR has posted to open the 2014 season. Check out Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, for blanket coverage of Monmouth and Ocean county sports.

RBR JUMPS TO 2-0 WITH WIN OVER COLTS NECK

After just two games this season, Red Bank Regional’s varsity football team has doubled last year’s win total. The second win came on the road Saturday afternoon again Colts Neck, as the Bucs rolled to a 38-6 final score on some big defensive play. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has those Saturday highlights and more.

RBR & RBC PLAY-OF-THE-WEEK CONTENDERS

A touchdown-creating punt block by Red Bank Catholic’s Jamie Gordinier and a slashing, spinning TD run by Red Bank Regional’s Alim Godsey are among the four contenders for Top Play of the Week at Shore Sports Zone. Cast your vote here before polls close Tuesday night.

Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based website serving Monmouth and Ocean counties, presents a SSZ game ball to each week’s winner at Wednesday practice.

RBR GRABS FIRST NIGHT WIN; RBC ROLLS

After four years of waiting for a home victory under the lights, fans of Red Bank Regional’s varsity football team had their patience rewarded Friday night as the Bucs beat Wall, 21-14, in a game that went down to the final play. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has the highlights, including some stellar play by RBR’s Alim Godsey.

Shore Sports Zone’s amazing six-matchup recap also includes highlights of Red Bank Catholic versus Long Branch at Count Basie Field, where the Caseys rolled to their second win of the season.

Take it to Shore Sports Zone for the big picture as Chrampanis and Company bring you live scores from Saturday’s games.

GIRLS’ SOCCER: THIS ONE’S FOR MYA

The girls’ soccer teams of Red Bank Catholic and Ocean Township faced off Thursday in a game with meaning beyond the score. This was the third annual Mya’s Cup, in memory of the 10-year-old cousin of an Ocean player who died of childhood cancer last year. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone hast the story in video.

BOYS’ SOCCER: RBR NIPS R-FH, 2-1

A goal late in the first half was all the Rumson-Fair Haven boys’ soccer team could manage on the road against Red Bank Regional Tuesday afternoon, but by then the RBR Bucs had already notched two, one on a powerful boot by Justin Gilson. A scoreless second half was marked by impressive goaltending on both sides, says Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website. Take it there for the big picture on high school sports in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

RED BANK CATHOLIC BLOWS THROUGH WALL

Looking for its 34th straight Shore Conference win, the Red Bank Catholic football team traveled to Wall Friday and came away with a smashing 55-6 victory. Quarterback Eddie Hahn shone, with three TD runs and another in the form of a pass.

The Caseys return to their home turf at Count Basie Field next week to face Long Branch in the first of six straight Friday night home games.

RBC v. Wall is one of three matchups spotlighted in a Friday-night recap by Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website. Take it there for the big picture.

redbankgreen SPORTS PAGE POWERS UP

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redbankgreen is pleased to introduce a new page. Headed “redbankgreen Sports powered by Shore Sports Zone,” it’s where you’ll find local sports news, much of it in the form of highly polished video reporting by Rich Chrampanis, founder of the independent website Shore Sports Zone, which is also debuting this week.

Chrampanis, who grew up in Middletown and graduated from Christian Brothers Academy (’88), is a veteran at this. After graudating from St. Bonaventure, he spent two decades in television sports coverage as an on-air reporter, anchor and producer. After 14 years at piloting the sports desk at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Chrampanis moved his family to Little Silver earlier this year to create Shore Sports Zone. With detailed school pages and timely video coverage, Chrampanis hopes to make the site the top resource for fans of high school sports in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

We at redbankgreen hope to help him put it across the goal line while offering our readers something we haven’t had in the eight years this site has been around. So tune in here for hyperlocal sports coverage, and get the bigger picture at Shore Sports Zone.

We hope you find both our sports page and Shore Sports Zone informative and entertaining. Let us know what you think.

SEA BRIGHT: FOWLER TEES IT UP ON BEACH

Pro golfer Rickie Fowler, who’s having a scorching hot year on the links, paid a visit to the beach in Sea Bright Tuesday, showing off his swing to admiring fans by knocking some biodegradable balls into the Atlantic Ocean. 

Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone was there, camera and microphone at the ready. Check out his interview, and watch for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

CHAMPS IN 2013, R-FH TRIES TO STAY HUNGRY

How do you top an 11-1 season that ended with a NJSIAA Group II State Championship? After the best football campaign in school history, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Bulldogs are starting anew, having lost 32 players to graduation. But the roster still boasts running back Charlie Volker, who steamrolled to more than 2,100 yards and 27 TDs last year, and under Coach Bryan Batchler, the theme this year is “stay hungry.”

Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website Shore Sports Zone pops in on a Bulldogs practice for this season preview. And stay tuned for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

FOR RBR, A FRESH GRIDIRON START

It’s reset time for the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers as they look to improve on last season’s 1-9 record. Coach Nick Giglio’s squad kicks off a fresh campaign under the home lights on September 12 against Wall. Here’s a look-ahead from Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website Shore Sports Zone, where you’ll find complete coverage of high school sports across Monmouth County and beyond. And stay tuned for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

RED BANK CATHOLIC AIMS HIGHER THIS YEAR

What’s the next level of achievement for a football team that went 10-1 last year but failed to get to the big game? An undefeated season and a state championship, say the players at Red Bank Catholic, who open this year’s campaign on September 5 at Wall and then return to Count Basie Field for six straight Friday night home games.

Look for tons more previews like this on sports journo Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website Shore Sports Zone – and stay tuned for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

LITTLE SILVER: SPOTLIGHTING H.S. HOOPSTERS

A “different dynamic” than that of the regular season pervades the Maroon & White girls’ basketball team camp now underway at Red Bank Regional High, one of the participating coaches tells Rich Chrampanis of the new video-based website Shore Sports Zone.

With top players from across the state and recruiters from some 30 colleges present in Little Silver, scholarship hopefuls are getting good exposure, and a leg-up from teammates who’ve already committed to particular schools, says RBR girls’ coach James Young, who organized the showcase.

The camp wraps up Thursday. Here’s the lineup:

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