RED BANK: COUNCIL HONORS SOCCER TEAMS

Mayor Pasquale Menna and the Red Bank council honored the middle school girls’ and boys’ soccer squads Wednesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

Press release from Red Bank Schools)

The Red Bank Middle School soccer teams are striving toward their school’s mission statement of B.I.A. (Best in America) by being B.I.L. (Best in League). For the first time ever, both soccer teams were able to win first place in the Jersey Shore Athletic League, in the same year, bringing great pride to their school and community. First year athletic director, Isaac Nathanson stated, “It’s simply amazing that both our teams were able to accomplish such a task. This shows tremendous growth in our athletic programs at the Red Bank Middle School.”

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RED BANK: CHAMPION HOOPSTERS HONORED

Players from the Red Bank Middle School girls’ basketball team, seen here with coach Amy Campbell and boys’ coach Issac Nathanson, won plaudits at the borough council meeting Wednesday night for nabbing their first Shore Athletic League championship in 24 years last month. Read More »

RED BANK: UNDEFEATED SOCCER TEAM LAUDED

Sporting neckties that many of them learned to tie just an hour earlier, the members of the Red Bank Middle School boys’ soccer team appeared at the borough council meeting Wednesday night, when they were lauded for a second consecutive undefeated season.

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RED BANK HONORS TWO RIVER HOOPS CHAMPS

rb hoops 040815 2 rb hoops 040815 1Members of the girls’ and boys’ seventh-and-eighth-grade teams were honored with trophies and applause at the Red Bank council meeting Wednesday night for their respective 2015 championships in the Two River Hoops Basketball League.

The girls in particular were called out by their coach, Mike Ballard, for their progress in recent years. “They started out as a fifth-and-sixth-grade team that could not win a game,” he said of the squad, known as the Bisons. “But they persevered.” Both the girls and the boys, known as the Bruins, went undefeated this season. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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.