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first_imgThe Knights of Columbus Council 11349 announced the winners of its Free Throw and 3-point competition, held recently at St. Benedict’s gymnasium in Holmdel. The competition was open to all boys and girls from ages 10 to 14. The free throw winners were: age 10 — Matthew Demello and Jessie Fifield; age 11 — Matthew Anderson and Ashley Stenftennagel; age 12 — Conor Gilbertson; age 13 — Lauren Clarke; age 14 — Greg Charte and Holly Jones. The 3-point contest winners were: age 10 — Christopher Calandra; age 11 — Matthew Anderson and Ashley Stenftennagel; age 12 — John Coleman; age 13 — Lauren Clarke; age 14 — Greg Charte and Holly Jones. All of the above winners were invited to participate in the Knights’ District Level Competition held Feb. 5; five will now progress to the next level. The Matawan-Aberdeen Men’s Softball League is accepting teams and/or player applications for the Sunday morning doubleheader season. Team fees are $1,450 for a 32-game season. Call (732) 290-2541 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. The Monmouth Women’s Softball League is looking for individual players or teams. Teams must have own home field for modified pitch league. Season is from May to August, Sunday or Monday nights. For more information, call (732) 530-7305 or email [email protected] Freshman Chris Swensen (Aberdeen/St. John Vianney) of the Muhlenberg College wrestling team contributed to the team’s successful season. Swensen finished the season with two victories, both coming on pins at the Petrofes Invitational. He pinned his Ursinus opponent in 2:52 and pinned his Gallaudet opponent in 1:31. Swensen finished one win short of winning a place at the event. The 33rd annual Vince Lombardi Awards dinner sponsored by the Rotarian Clubs of Monmouth County will honor Raritan’s head coach, Robert Generelli, as Coach of the Year: and Middletown South’s football team as Team of the Year. The awards dinner will be held on Thursday at the Sheraton Hotel, Eatontown, at 6 p.m. Guest speakers for the evening include Dave Jennings, retired NFL punter who will serve as emcee; Kevin Callahan, Monmouth University head football coach; Harry Flaherty, also retired NFL player and CEO, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. NFL legend Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl champion and three-time all pro bowler, will offer the keynote speech. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society, the Rotary’s Haiti Project and the United Way of Monmouth County. Middletown South Eagles had a remarkable year, defeating their opponents handily. The team was ranked No. 1 in Monmouth County and won the state championship by defeating Wall Township. Numerous players were name to the All-Shore Team, others to the All-State and the All-County teams. Raritan, under the direction of Generelli, turned their team around. Generelli said he attributes much of the success to a great group of young men determined to prove themselves victorious. Raritan also won the state title by defeating Carteret in December. The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be holding grandfather registration for its Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Program March 19 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Raritan High School cafeteria. Birthday cut-off is Aug. 1. Registration fee for the flag program (5 and 6 years old) is $55. The fees for the football and cheerleading programs are $110 for one child, $165 for two and $220 for three or more family members. In addition to the registration fees, please bring checks for a uniform deposit, a work deposit and the mandatory fund-raiser raffle. Rosters will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please call (732) 264-3060, ext. 4. The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be holding open registration for its PopWarner Football and Cheerleading Program on March 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Raritan High School cafeteria.last_img

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