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Manalapan-RBC is a matchup that makes sense

app.com — It is a matchup that makes all the sense in the world from a football standpoint. Friday night, at Count Basie Field, Red Bank, Red Bank Catholic and Manalapan - the two best programs in the Shore Conference since the start of the 2012 season - will finally meet after two seasons of fans around the Shore wondering what would happen if the two met.
Oct 22, 2014

Manalapan-RBC is a matchup that makes sense Asbury Park Press High School Football Notebook. app.com/story/sports/h…

Oct 22, 2014

Manalapan-RBC is a matchup that makes sense: Asbury Park Press High School Football Notebook: app.com/story/sports/h…

DeVito leads Rumson to 3-1 SCT first round win over Point Beach

app.com — The rain poured down, the wind whipped umbrellas inside out and temperatures dipped into the lower 50's on Wednesday afternoon, but that wasn't enough to stop Janie DeVito and the rest of the Bulldogs in their 3-1 victory over the Garnet Gulls in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @brettbodner: DeVito leads Rumson to 3-1 SCT first round win over Point Beach on.app.com/1tMfXLR @RFH_AD @TheRFHDAWGPOUND

Oct 22, 2014

DeVito leads Rumson to 3-1 SCT first round win over Point Beach on.app.com/1tMfXLR via @AsburyParkPress

Nebraska vs. Rutgers: A football rematch 94 years in the making

app.com — The last time that Rutgers faced Nebraska in college football there was no ESPN2 and no WCTC radio, but there was a budding Midwestern fan base and a Lincoln Star sportswriter stationed at 155th Street and Eighth Avenue in upper Manhattan, better known as the Polo Grounds.
Oct 22, 2014

This loss prompted one outlet to suggest Rutgers "dispense with intersectional football. 94 years later: the rematch. on.app.com/1tM2aoL

Parkway's hi-tech asphalt drains rain

app.com — No, it's not your imagination. There really are stretches of the Garden State Parkway that hardly seem to get wet, even on super-rainy days like we've had this week. What's going on? It's not magic; it's a high-tech paving material called "open-graded asphalt."

Issues at major opponents could have affect on Monmouth

app.com — A couple of high-profile college basketball programs are having issues with the season starting in 30 days and those issues could indirectly affect Monmouth University. At the University of Maryland, the school announced on Sunday that projected starting power forward Evan Smotrycz is out 4-6 weeks with a fractured right foot.
Oct 22, 2014

ICYMI: Issues at major opponents could have effect on Monmouth on.app.com/1wkUlEa

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: What do Evan Smotrycz's injury, Markus Kennedy's grades and Emmanuel Mudiay's pro deal all have in common? CLICK!!! on.app.com/1wkUlEa

Oct 22, 2014

What do Evan Smotrycz's injury, Markus Kennedy's grades and Emmanuel Mudiay's pro deal all have in common? CLICK!!! on.app.com/1wkUlEa

Renee Zellweger: 'I'm glad folks think I look different!'

app.com — Renée Zellweger made national headlines this week after she appeared at Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday looking much different, some said, than she looked years ago. "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows," Zellweger, 45, says.
Oct 22, 2014

See what Renee Zellweger has to say about her new look and tell us what you think: on.app.com/1wkzD7p via @AsburyParkPress

Girls Soccer: Most of Oct. 22 SCT games postponed

app.com — Sherlon Christie @sherlonapp Only one of the seven preliminary round SCT games was played on Wednesday due to inclement weather with five of the six remaining games moved to Thursday and one game moved to Friday. Thursday's games are as followed: No. 17 seed Point Boro at No.

Boys Soccer: Shore Conference Tournament First Round Picks

app.com — The first round of the Shore Conference Tournament is scheduled for Thursday October 23rd. My thoughts on how the first round might go down. (17) Freehold at (16) Ocean, 6:30 p.m. The Colonials have played well the past few weeks of the regular season.
Oct 22, 2014

Here we go, enough with the rain...Boys Soccer: Shore Conference Tournament First Round Picks on.app.com/1wleDxm via @AsburyParkPress

Field Hockey: Oct. 22 SCT games postponed

app.com — Sherlon Christie @sherlonapp All four SCT field hockey games from Wednesday, Oct. 22 were postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather. But some of the locations have changed for Thursday's games. No. 2 seed Shore will host No. 15 seed Point Boro at 4 p.m. at Monmouth University. No.

Rutgers WR Ruhann Peele facing charges in New Brunswick court

app.com — Rutgers football wide receiver Ruhann Peele is facing charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault in New Brunswick Municipal Court, according to information obtained from the courthouse. The Linden native has a court date set for Monday.

ENDORSEMENT: Booker our choice for U.S. Senate

app.com — Many New Jerseyans may not have heard, but there's a U.S. Senate election this year. There was one last year too, a special October election created by Gov. Christie to protect his own victory margins in November.

A little less lucky? Lawmakers look at lottery tax

app.com — New Jersey lawmakers may increase the luck tax to pay for afterschool programs. A bill up for consideration Monday by a Senate committee would create a 0.5 percent tax on lottery winnings of $600 or more. The resulting revenues would fund a program providing competitive grants to not-for-profit organizations that operate afterschool programs in high-poverty school districts.

More confident Stewart hopes to contribute at Monmouth

app.com — On Jan. 26, the Monmouth University men's basketball went down to Lawrenceville and was promptly run out of Rider's Alumni Gymnasium during the first half of a game between teams that were, at the time, fighting for space in the top half of the MAAC standings.
Oct 22, 2014

ICYMI: More confident Stewart hopes to contribute at Monmouth on.app.com/1wkMtT3

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: Remember that time Collin Stewart gave Rider the business? Monmouth is hoping that becomes a thing. Story: on.app.com/1wkMtT3

Oct 22, 2014

Remember that time Collin Stewart gave Rider the business? Monmouth is hoping that becomes a thing. Story: on.app.com/1wkMtT3

Rocky the bobcat captured near his home in Beach Haven West overnight

app.com — Rocky the bobcat, who escaped from his Beach Haven West home yet again on Tuesday, was found in good health this morning in a humane trap set for him by police. Rocky the bobcat has been captured, but the seemingly impossible-to-contain feline will not be going home, at least not anytime soon.
Oct 22, 2014

CAPTURED!!!! Rocky the bobcat captured; now where's he going? on.app.com/1tL4k7R via @AsburyParkPress

Rutgers’ Scaife ready for more after big freshman year

app.com — The top-rated point guard in the Class of 2013 and a two-time Arkansas Player of the Year at Hall High School, a lot was expected of Tyler Scaife when the Little Rock, Ark. native arrived at Rutgers last season. In the end, Scaife fulfilled those expectations.
Oct 22, 2014

ICYMI: Rutgers' Tyler Scaife ready for more after big freshman year on.app.com/1tLheTv

Oct 22, 2014

Last season's AAC Freshman of the Year, Rutgers' Tyler Scaife is ready to take on more of a leadership role. Story: on.app.com/1tLheTv

Ocean Gate councilwoman is paid ‘consultant’ for town

app.com — Mayor Paul J. Kennedy is not the only member of the governing body who has a paid position in Borough Hall. In June of this year, Councilwoman Joella Nicastro was made a "consultant" to a state-funded borough program to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse among the approximately 2,000 residents who live in Ocean Gate.
Oct 22, 2014

Ocean Gate councilwoman is paid ‘consultant’ for town on.app.com/1tL4xba via @AsburyParkPress