Donovan Catholic graduate Alyssa Wilson, seen here competing in the 2017 NJSIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions, made history June 15-17 by becoming the first junior woman to qualify for Team USA in three throwing events. Wilson has spent her freshman year of college at the University of California, Los Angeles. John Blaine photo
When it comes to Donovan Catholic graduate Alyssa Wilson, greatness seems to have no ceiling.
The most prodigious thrower in New Jersey high school history needed just one year of college to put forth the greatest throwing performance in USA Track & Field Junior National Championships history. As a true freshman for the University of California, Los Angeles, Wilson made history the weekend of June 15-17 by becoming the first junior woman to qualify for Team USA in three throwing events. It is Wilson’s final year in junior competition, which is for ages 20 and younger.
In an eye-popping display of offensive power, the Donovan Catholic softball team collected 12 hits and three home runs in taking a 13-4 win over St. John Vianney in the Shore Conference Tournament championship game June 4 at County Basie Field in Red Bank.
St. John Vianney High School’s first softball title since 2013 was defined in different ways by different players, but it all translated into the same emotion – ecstasy.
On June 2, the Lancers of Holmdel took a pulsating, 2-1 victory over Mount St. Dominic of Caldwell in the NJSIAA Non-Public A championship game at Kean College in Union, after the Lions put the tying and winning runs on in the seventh inning.
Tim Sewing’s Christian Brothers’ Academy golf team was more concerned with focusing on the task than the outcome this year.
By doing so, the outcome was as good as it gets.
On May 21, the Colts of Lincroft won their second consecutive NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title by shooting a combined 297 at the Hopewell Valley Golf Club. CBA finished 14 strokes ahead of Old Tappan and Watching Hills to win its ninth overall MOC title and first back-to-back crowns since 1985-86.
The Diocese of Trenton high school girls track & field teams could not quite gain a championship in the NJSIAA Non-Public South Jersey meets May 21-22, but a few came close. More ... Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Trenton Catholic Academy Track & Field team not only maintained its dominance in the CYO of Mercer County Track & Field Meet, many of its athletes helped raise the bar for future competitors to try and get over. More ... Saturday, May 19, 2018
Whether it’s young or old, the Red Bank Catholic baseball team is starting to get the hang of this Monmouth County Tournament thing.
After losing in the finals to CBA in 2016, the Caseys have made it two straight titles and three in six years after taking a 5-1 victory over 12th-seeded St. Rose High School, Belmar, in the MCT finals May 8 at First Energy Park, Lakewood.
In the Monmouth County Tournament softball consolation final, known as the Blue Division championship, Red Bank Catholic rolled to a 12-3 win May 12 on its own Count Basie Park field. More ... Thursday, May 17, 2018