Take your best shot • A competitor makes a free throw attempt March 6 during the Diocese of Trenton regional level of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship in Holy Family Parish Center, Lakewood. Jeff Bruno photo
This month, hundreds of young athletes will step up to the foul line in gyms throughout the Diocese of Trenton as they compete in the 45th annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. There, they’ll dribble a basketball and send it soaring 15 feet toward the hoop, in hope of hearing a satisfying swoosh. More ... Thursday, January 12, 2017
A tie-breaking play that’s being termed the “Mater Dei Miracle” was the culmination of hard work for an entire season and then picking the most opportune time to strike. More ... Thursday, December 22, 2016
Marissa Chiarello remembered the bus ride. It was a bad one.
In 2014, Chiarello was one of two sophomores on the Notre Dame High competitive cheer team, and the Irish had just suffered through a tough performance in the Colonial Valley Conference championships. More ... Thursday, December 15, 2016
When she goes out to compete for the Red Bank Catholic gymnastics team, junior Nicolette DiPrisco has Philippians 4:13 written inside of her grips – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
“I definitely lean on my faith,” DiPrisco said. “I thank God so much for the talent he gives me, and before every event I pray and I think that helps me get through every meet.”
The Christian Brothers Academy cross country team’s domination of New Jersey ended on Nov. 19 when the Colts finished third in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. Princeton’s victory stopped a string of seven straight seasons in which CBA won the MOC.
On Nov. 12 in Holmdel Park, the Red Bank Catholic girls Cross Country team resumed its standing as one of New Jersey’s top teams as the Caseys amassed 67 points to outdistance Pope John XXIII by nine in the NJSIAA Non Public A championship meet. More ... Tuesday, November 29, 2016
More than 300 people filled Hamilton’s Nottingham Ballroom on Nov. 20 to honor the 17 inductees of the Mercer County CYO Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.
The slate of former players, coaches, referees and special contributors were chosen by a committee based on their achievements and successes while involved in CYO basketball, as well as their dedication to a lifetime of good citizenship.
Don’t let the “co” fool you. When a team emerges from a game in which it never led and, in fact, trailed three separate times and still has a share of a championship trophy, they have won a co-championship that deserves to be celebrated. More ... Thursday, November 17, 2016