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Freehold's Dixon overcomes adversity — Josh Dixon thought at first the bleeding in his leg was from a "little scratch''. However, it was much more serious than that. It took the Freehold High School trainers a long time to stop the bleeding. "Twenty to 30 minutes,'' Dixon, a senior running back for Freehold, said how long it took for the bleeding to stop.
Sep 16, 2014

"There was a lot of blood." And then Freehold's Josh Dixon returned to score the game-clinching TD. His story:

Sep 16, 2014

RT @smfalk: Freehold's Dixon overcame adversity last week: APP Football Player of the Week story.…

Sep 16, 2014

Freehold's Dixon overcame adversity last week: APP Football Player of the Week story.…

Cops: Lacey committeeman punched colleague at picnic — By all accounts, the Lacey Township Republican Club's picnic was a well attended affair with members "mobilized and energized," one politician tweeted. Perhaps a bit too energized, after what started off as a difference of opinion left one township committeeman taking a swing at another.
Sep 16, 2014

Cops: Lacey committeeman punched colleague at local Republican Club picnic via @AsburyParkPress @scervenka

Sep 16, 2014

It's no Burr-Hamilton, but still dangerous Jersey politics. Lacey committeeman punched colleague at picnic

Sep 16, 2014

Because nothing says picnic like simple assault >> Cops: Lacey committeeman punched colleague at picnic

APP Week 2 High School Football Schedule — Metuchen at Asbury Park, 6 p.m. Central at Barnegat, 7 p.m. Brick at Southern, 7 p.m. Jackson Liberty at Manchester, 7 p.m. Lakewood at Pinelands, 7 p.m. Donovan Catholic at Point Boro, 7 p.m. Marlboro at Midd. North, 7 p.m. Mater Dei Prep at Dunellen, 7 p.m. Midd.

Rumson's Kate Fahey to miss MCT, Short plays first singles — Rumson-Fair Haven's Kate Fahey entered this 2014 season as the fifth-ranked 2015 graduate in the United States, and such a stature comes with responsibilities: Like a mandatory visit to the University of Michigan - where she'll attend next fall - that will keep the senior from playing in this weekend's Monmouth County Flights Tournament.

Monmouth gets commitment from 2015 big man Diago Quinn — Monmouth University got a little bigger on Tuesday evening as it received a non-binding verbal commitment from 6-foot-10 Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy big man Diago Quinn, sources told the Asbury Park Press. Quinn, who is from the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and formerly attended A.
Sep 16, 2014

Quick blurb on Monmouth getting its first 2015 commit in 6-foot-10 Diago Quinn.…

Jersey Sports Rant: hockey great Ken Daneyko and more — See a replay of the Sept. 16 episode of the Jersey Sports Rant talk show and live chat with host Joey Wahler and his guests,hockey great Ken Daneyko, Gannett NJ reporter Harry Frezza and Pingry soccer coach Miller Bugliari. Read or Share this story:

Jersey Shore AYF standings through Week 3 — We are already headed to the halfway point of the AYF season and division races are beginning to heat up. Below are the updated standings through Week 3 courtesy of Also listed below is the schedule for Week 4 and results from the first three weeks. 8TH GRADE UNLIMITED JR.

Monmouth’s Hunter McHugh suffers fractured thumb — As the Monmouth University football team gets set to hit the road for the first time on Saturday at Duquesne, it will do so without one of its starting offensive lineman.
Sep 16, 2014

Monmouth’s Hunter McHugh suffers fractured thumb; Hakeem Valles bumped up to No. 1 tight end.

Hollywood to immortalize Ocean County gay rights battle — A film starring Julianne Moore as a terminally ill Ocean County detective who fought to leave her pension to her same-sex partner is set to begin production this fall. But don't expect to see Moore or her co-stars Ellen Page, Steve Carell and Luke Grimes hanging out at your favorite Jersey Shore haunt this October.

Man who mugs Freehold-area women attacks again — Police are looking for a suspect they believe is connected to a string of robberies targeting women in the Freehold area and going back to April. In all incidents, police said, the pattern is nearly the same: The suspect strikes up a conversation with his victim before spraying them in the face with a substance and attempting to rob them.

‘King James’ roller coaster not coming to Cedar Point — Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename a coaster "King James" if the four-time NBA MVP returned home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he did.
Sep 16, 2014

I'm a little disappointed that there will be no "King James" coaster at Cedar Point as promised. #LEBRON12