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St. John Vianney's softball team takes 9th straight Monmouth County Tournament title
Sophomore pitcher Julia Parker makes a play during the Monmouth County Tournament Red Division championship game May 12 in Red Bank. John Blaine photos
Sophomore pitcher Julia Parker makes a play during the Monmouth County Tournament Red Division championship game May 12 in Red Bank. John Blaine photos

In hurling the St. John Vianney softball team to its ninth consecutive Monmouth County Tournament title, sophomore pitcher Julia Parker symbolized the team around her.

“She stays focused,” coach Kim Lombardi said. “That’s the team I have this year with her and the defense – they stay focused.”

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SJV dedicates varsity baseball field to longtime athletic director

With the student body, faculty and staff in attendance, the St. John Vianney High School varsity baseball field was blessed and dedicated during a recent ceremony.

Father John Michael Patilla, the school chaplain, and Father Thomas Vala, pastor of nearby St. Clement Parish, Matawan, presided over the dedication.

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Monday, May 21, 2018
TCA sets 7 records in winning CYO Track & Field Meet
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
Veteran Panzini pitches young RBC to Monmouth County baseball title

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.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
RBC softball team rolls to Blue title
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
After season of playing through injury, Delran lacrosse player back in full force

Just prior to the Holy Cross girls’ lacrosse training camp in 2017, Brielle Bennett tore her labrum. Regretfully proving that one bad tear deserves another, she tore her quad during training camp.

While that would have been enough for many athletes to take the season off, Bennett knew her team needed her and played as many games as possible during her sophomore season. It wasn’t easy, but she wasn’t alone.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
With service, tennis, CBA student racking up points on, off court

In performing the service hours required of Parochial school students, Christian Brothers Academy junior Connor Nelson has attacked his project with particular zeal.

Nelson and his sister have set up bins around Lincroft and talked to nearby tennis centers about donating gently used rackets that they can ship to players in Indonesia who may not be able to afford equipment.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
St. John Vianney centerfielder celebrates 100th career hit

Watching Lindsey Baron tear into a pitch and send it screaming through an outfield gap or charging a ball and gunning a strike to home plate to nail a stunned runner by 10 feet, one could never imagine her performing on a stage not too long ago.

In fact, Baron even has trouble imagining it these days.

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Baseball success proving Trenton Catholic Academy more than a basketball school

Trenton Catholic Academy baseball coach Keith Naylor knows he is trying to grow a baseball team in soil that mainly produces basketball players.

Now in his sixth year, he is doing just that while using hoops as a recruiting pitch.

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Friday, April 20, 2018
High School Softball Roundup
After two straight trips to the state finals, the Donovan Catholic softball team looks to be a group intent on gaining that elusive title this year. More ...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
High School Baseball Roundup
As the rainy weather somewhat subsided and gave baseball teams a chance to play, several Diocese of Trenton schools got off to strong starts through the season’s first two weeks. More ...
Thursday, April 19, 2018



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