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The HGSA 10U Hurricanes show off their trophies after winning the Edgewater Park Summer Sizzler Sunday. It was a banner weekend for the Hamilton travel teams.
June 16 HGSA Travel Softball
Three Hurricane teams win tournaments on Father's Day
Arch-rivals became good-buddy teammates at the NJ Coaches Baseball All-Star game at Diamond Nation Monday night, as (from left) Hamilton's Dave Osnato, Steinert's Eddie Ashley, Hamilton's Brandon Kirk and Steinret's Chris Geraci were all part of the Central Jersey team (Photo by Sue "Mosley" Geraci).
NJSBCA All-Star Game
Township foursome have night to remember among stars
Eric Struble takes a pitch against Bordentown during North Hamilton's 8-inning loss at Gilder Field Monday night (Photo by Dennis Maffezzoli).
June 17 Legion Baseball
Murphy looks good in Hibos tough loss at Bordentown
Poor Boy Subs display their championship trophies after winning the Nottingham Babe Ruth 13-year-old Prep Super League title on Sunday (Photo by Frank Summers/FrankSummersPhotography.com).
June 16 Nottingham Babe Ruth
Poor Boy claims 13-year-old Prep Super championship
John Tartaglia, shown pitching for Nottingham High last year, fired a four-hitter in pitching North Hamilton to an 8-0 win over Ewing Sunday night (Photo by Wes "The Media Mogul" Kirkpatrick).
June 16 Legion Baseball
Tartaglia plays stopper as Hibernians snap losing streak
Second baseman Tino Malave was one of several defensive standouts for Broad Street Park in its win over Hopewell Valley today (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
June 16 Legion Baseball
Astbury pitches Broad Street Park past Hopewell Valley
Hamilton mistakes costly in loss to WW-Plainsboro
Nick LaBelle bounced back from a rocky outing to have a strong start against Trenton on Saturday (Photo by Mary Malone/See photos on Malone Photography).
June 15 Legion Baseball
Trenton puts up a fight before Post 31 pulls it out
Grace Dwyer was all smiles behind the stands at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. after breaking the Mercer County record in the 5,000 meters at Friday night's New Balance Outdoor National Track & Field meet. It was one of t wo marks the Nottingham High freshman set on the night.
June 14 New Balance Track & Field Nationals
Dwyer breaks county record in taking 8th in 5,000 meters
Steinert grad James Pugliese got his short-season Class A season with the Boise Hawks off to a rousing start with five shutout innings at Eugene in Friday's season opener (Photo by Pam Davis).
June 14 Minor League Baseball
Pugliese starts season with shutdown effort at Eugene
Bocchini Esquire is all smiles after winning the Nottingham Little League Major Division playoff championship earlier this week.
NLL Major Division Championship
Bocchini wins title after Jay Robert pushes it to the limit
Hamilton Little Lads
Playoff action is underway for the Lads
Extreme Heat Challenge
Hamilton 8U Hurricanes win first tournament together
Legion postponement and change tonight
July 14: Tonight's Broad Street Park-Trenton game has been postponed until July 5, while tonight's North Hamilton-Lawrence game has been moved from Eggerts Crossing to Trenton Catholic at 5:45 p.m.
PJ Wiegartner watches his two-run double head into left-centerfield during Hamilton's five-run uprising against Hightstown Wednesday night. Wiegartner's blast proved to be the game-winner for Post 31 (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
June 12 Legion Baseball
Hamilton rallies past Hightstown; Hibos fall to Allentown
Post 313's Gerry Gomez tees off for one of his three hits against Robbinsville Wednesday night while Post 530 catcher CJ Gearhart looks on (Photo by Nancy McManimon).
June 12 Legion Baseball
After a 'night off' Garcia and Osnato explode for BSP
With Stef Nyktas bearing down on him, BSP shortstop Brandon Kirk fires to first base to complete a 1-4-3 double play on North Hamilton's Stephen Agoglia during the fourth inning of Tuesday's game at Trenton Catholic. While it was a nice play by Kirk, it wasn't close to what he did later in the game (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
June 11 Legion Baseball
With two starters out BSP depth overcomes Hibernians
Kirk goes 4-for-4 at plate and 1-for-1 in web gems
The best of Hamilton Township's "good sports" were out in force at Mercer Oaks Tuesday night at the Colonial Valley Conference Sportsmanship Award Banquet. The honorees from the three township schools were (from left) Lindsey Diamond, Kelly Tohill, Trevor "Rev Trev" Jones, Luke Westerberg, PJ "Chill" Wiegartner, Ron "Yack" Yacyk, Mackenzie Ewell, Imani Alston and Lauren Kelly.
Steinert/Post 31/MCCC product James Pugliese was assigned to the Boise Hawks on Monday as he prepares for his third season in the Chicago Cubs chain (Photo by Pam Davis).
June 10 James Pugliese Q&A
Pugs heads back to Boise as a pitcher, not a thrower
June 9 ACBL Baseball
Trenton gets two drafted, then splits with North Jersey
The 10U "Century Trio" of Johnna Filipponi, Lizzie Kelly and Becca Bocock signify that all three played their 100th game as Hamilton Hurricanes over the weekend.
Hamilton Hurricanes Softball
14Us rally for Jamboree title; 10Us second at West Jersey
Anthony Peroni watches his game-winning hit go out to left field during Hamilton Post 31's eight-inning win over Hopewell today (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
June 8 Legion Baseball
Back and forth game goes Hamilton's way over Hopewell
Hamilton West/Broad Street Park catcher Dave Osnato has been invited to a Cleveland Indians tryout camp for the second straight year (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
June 8 Legion Baseball
Cleveland Indians will take another look at Osnato
Rob Castro (center) is flanked by Jerry "Crab Fries" Lynch and Alex Chis-Luca as he displays his Man of the Year Award from the U.S. Laccrosse Association.
Hamilton's Castro named US Lacrosse's Man of the Year
Board votes Costantino to West and Gazdek to Steinert
Cole "Lighthouse" McManimon had a shining debut for Broad Street Park Thursday night, firing a five-hit shutout against Hightstown (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
June 7 Legion Baseball
Muller blanks Lawrence; McManimon zips Hightstown
Hamilton West senior John Novak was one of nine Hamilton Township boys lacrosse players named to the coaches CVC All-Patriot Division team (Photo by Nancy Eggert).
June 6 Boys Lacrosse
Five Stars, two Spartans and two Hornets make All-Patriot
Nottingham's Grace Dwyer (No. 1325) is in the pack as she heads around the first turn in the 3200 at Wednesday night's Meet of Champions in South Plainfield. Below, Dwyer comes across the finish line in fourth place and with a MOC freshman record time of 10:28.05. She broke a mark that had stood for 28 years by four seconds (Photos by Wes "The Media Mogul" Kirkpatrick).
June 5 NJSIAA Meet of Champions
Griffith, Borzelin and Dwyer re-write Stars record book
Hamilton third baseman John Mastrangelo waits for a throw as North Hamilton's Eric Struble slides in safely after advancing on Joe Kubis' RBI single in the second inning of Wednesday's game at Trenton Catholic (Photo by Mary Malone/see more photos at Malone Photography).
June 5 Legion Baseball
North Hamilton tops Post 31; Broad Street edges Ewing
With Spartan first baseman Caitlin Brugnoli about to come out of her crouch, Nottingham's Val Suto takes off for second on a ball hit by Kristin Hallam during the first inning of Monday's Klockner Klash at Steinert (Photo by Wes "The Media Mogul" Kirkpatrick).
June 4 Softball
Steinert earns Colonial title outright with win over Stars
With the ball covering up part of his 22, Post 31's Eddie Ashley slides home with the game-tying run in the fifth inning against Robbinsville in Tuesday night's Legion opener. Robbinsville catcher CJ Gearhart awaits the throw (Photo by Wes "The Media Mogul" Kirkpatrick).
June 4 Legion Baseball
Dudeck's sac fly lifts Post 31; BSP rolls past Lawrence
A group of women who have aged as gracefully as they played soccer, got together at the Stone Terrace recently as the Hamilton Strikers travel soccer team celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their winning the U15 New Jersey State Cup title in the US Youth Soccer Association. The team members include (front row, from left) Kelly Powers, Robin (Frangipani) Smith, Donna (Hart) Miller, Holly (Hudson) Polo, Colleen (Fabian) Schintzler; (back row) Kelly (Kearns) Barbalacci , Debbie (Bannister) Carr, Stephanie (Guear) Sherbacow, Coach Virginia Guear, Michelle (Vecchiolla) Schragger, Terri (Cottrell) Kontura, Sharon Manto and Nancy (Hourihan) Gartenberg. Coach Guear, who coached the squad with husband Don, had the trophy shipped from Florida to join the celebration. The team played together from 1979-85 and amassed a record of 115-52-25. At Don Guear’s funeral in 2010, the ladies decided to continue to reunite each year at Pete’s Steakhouse in Hamilton.
June 4 CVC Sportsmanship Award Winners
Nine selectees cast a positive light on Hamilton Township
John Lansing and Broad Street Park Post 313 hope to get their 2013 American Legion season underway Monday night with a home game against Lawrence at Nottingham High (weather permitting). If the game is postponed it will be moved to Tuesday (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org)
2013 American Legion Baseball Previews
Broad Street Park has depth in hitting and pitching
North Hamilton Hibernians features plenty of new faces
Hamilton Post 31 has right approach heading into season
Texas Roadhouse server Madison Slaboda, who is not this blurry in real life but suffered the incompetence of the photographer, presents a gift card to Nottingham's Jermaine Griffith who displays his complementary t-shirt after winning the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
June 2 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Griffith showed heart with four CJIII firsts in frigid weather
MWK & Co. clinched the Sunnybrae Little League AAA regular-season championship with four games still to play, having a 10-1 record at the time. Team members include (front row, from left) Jon Lopez, John Murray, Alex Ferrara, Mike Kowbinski, Zach Deangelo, John Gibbs; (second row) Dylan Parsons, Michael Nielsen, Michael Cauthon, Cody Young, Justin Wright, Justin Van Horn; (back row) coaches Dave Parsons and Rich Deangelo and manager Rich Nielsen. Click for latest township little league results.
Nottingham's Grace Dwyer heads down the straightaway during Saturday's 3200 race at the NJSIAA Group III Championships. Amazing Grace finished third to advance to the Meet of Champions on Wednesday (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
June 1 NJSIAA Group III Girls Track & Field
Dwyer gives township a Meet of Champs representative
June 1 NJSIAA Group III Track & Field
Griffith reaches MOC in four events, Borzelin wins gold
This is the play that broke Nottingham's hearts as Wall's Alex Vecchio slides across home plate with the winning run as Liz Clifford tries to make the tag in the bottom of the seventh of Friday's CJ III championship game. The score capped a four-run rally by Wall (Photo by Wes "The Media Mogul" Kirkpatrick).
May 31 CJ III Softball Finals
Nottingham stunned by Wall's four-run seventh inning
Steinert shortstop Mackenzie Ewell gets ready to throw out Hillsborough's Alyssa Vanderveer during the first inning of Friday's CJ IV championship game (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 31 CJ IV Softball Finals
Steinert kicks up late fuss but can't overtake Hillsborough
Steinert catcher Courtney "The Salad Queen" Whittaker waits for the throw from second baseman Taylor Bachik to get a force at home on East Brunswick's Shelby Lipson during the first inning of the Spartans 5-4, 10-inning win (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
May 30 CJ IV Softball
Steinert beats East Brunswick in 10 innings to reach finals
Nottingham's Jen Hallam slides home safely to give Nottingham a 1-0 lead in the second inning of Wednesday's CJ III victory at Ocean Township (Photo by Wes "The Media Mogul" Kirkpatrick).
May 29 CJ III Softball Semifinals
Stars blank Ocean Township to move into sectional finals
Hamilton West's Dave Osnato watches his second hit of the game go out to rightfield during the seventh inning of Wednesday's CJ III semifinal at Wall. One hit earlier, Osnato broke the CVC record for career hits (Photo by Dennis Symons Jr./purchase photos at dennissymons.com).
May 29 CJ III Semifinal Baseball
Wall's early outburst is enough to end Hamilton's season
Dave Osnato breaks Wolski's CVC career hits record
Steinert's Jess Giordano displays her t-shirt while receiving her complementary gift card from Texas Roadhouse hostess Jennifer Eckley after the Spartan was named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
May 26 Fish4scoresTexas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Giordano is throwing goose eggs and helping offense
Texas Roadhouse server Alex Denisco presents a gift card to Texas Roadhouse Server/Nottingham javelin thrower Sara "Puffy" Eggert as Sara is the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 19 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Eggert meets her goal of repeating as MCT javelin champ
As is our Mother's Day tradition, we ask that the mom of the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week present the gift card, which is why Kathy "Mrs. Z" Hallam is graciously handing her daughter Kristin "Z" her reward while the Z Meister displays her complementary t-shirt. Making it a full family affair is big sister Jen (left), who Z credits for making her first year at Nottingham go smooth (Photo by Rich Fisher).
May 12 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Hallam's all-around play helps Stars run win streak to nine
Hamilton West's Dave "Oz" Osnato displays his Fish4scores t-shirt while being presented with his Texas Roadhouse gift card by server Kiersten Tellefsen after the senior catcher was named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
May 5 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Osnato's hit record no surprise to former West teammate
Texas Roadhouse server Julie Swift presents Steinert's Mani Kissling with her gift card while Mani wears her complementary t-shirt after being named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Apr. 28 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Lax latecomer Kissling a potent Steinert scoring threat
If this photo looks familiar, it was taken this past winter as Kiersten Tellefsen presents Erin Septer with her gift card as Septer displays her Fish4scores shirt for being Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week. Well Erin, is Athlete of the Week again this week (for lacrosse, not basketball), but she was away for the weekend and unavailable for a photo, so enjoy the re-run (Photo by John Blaine).
Apr. 21 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Septer's desire to get better in lacrosse paid off 100 ways
Nottingham's Jon Pope displays his Fish4scores t-shirt while be presented his gift card from do-it-all server Kiersten Tellefsen after being named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Mary "The Renowned One" Malone).
Apr. 14 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Pope's scoring binge helps Stars to week of wins
Wearing his new Fish4scores t-shirt, Steinert outfielder Eddie Ashley accepts his Texas Roadhouse gift card from hostess Jenna Scales after the senior was named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Apr. 7 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Ashley starts season with hot bat and game-saving glove
Nick Cecala, shown during a dual-meet loss to Steinert's Nick Beers earlier this season, turned the tables to beat Beers for the 126-pound District 25 championship last Saturday, earning him the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Mar. 3 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Cecala is carrying the Hamilton West banner with pride
Texas Roadhouse's Nikolette Lichtman (left) prsents a gift card to Steinert's Kaitlyn Wolfsgruber, who displays her compementary t-shirt after being named the Fish4scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Feb. 24 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Hot-scoring Wolfsgruber has another double-figure week
Nottingham's Grace Dwyer displays her t-shirt while receiving a gift card from Texas Roadhouse Marketing Director Caitlin Flynn after Grace was named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week for the second time this school year (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
Feb. 17 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Dwyer adds two more sectional crowns to her trophy case
Zach Mabin displays his record-setting third Fish4scores T-shirt while Texas Roadhouse server Jessica Villalva presents Zach with his gift card after the Steinert senior was named the Fish4scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org). Feb. 10 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week Mabin ends his Mercer County career in perfect fashion
Hamilton's Erin Septer displays her t-shirt while being presented with her gift card from Texas Roadhouse barmaid Kiersten Tellefesen after the senior was named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
Feb. 3 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Septer's scoring outburst helps West to two straight wins
FISH BOWL I
Where the Super Bowl collides with Fish4scoresNicole Kasian, the first lady of Steinert football, has laid claims to the inaugural Fish Bowl 1 title by predicting the Super Bowl winner and the exact 34-31 score. Nicole is the individual winner while her school also claimed the team title, making it a clean sweep in Spartan Land.
Kasian Fish Bowl I winner;Steinert takes team title
(Revision. . .Nottingham incorrectly posted as winner earlier)
Nottingham's Matt MacNeal displays his Fish4scores t-shirt while manager Kate Ott presents the senior hockey player with his gift card after Matt was named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Jan. 27 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Veteran MacNeal makes an impact in Northstars first win
Nottingham basketball player Darnell Alford displays his Fish4scores t-shirt while being presented his gift cards from Texas Roadhouse's Carly Setaro (left) and Samantha "Let's Go Flyers!" Berry (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Jan. 20 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Stars basketball rolling as all-around Alford makes impact
Steinert wrestler Jon Bussi displays his complimentary t-shirt while Texas Roadhouse server Jena Scales presents Jon with his gift card for being named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Jan. 13 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Bussi works quickly no matter what the weight class
Steinert's Jacob Kosowski is the man in the middle of it all after receiving his t-shirt and Texas Roadhouse gift card for being named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week. Presenting Jacob with his bounty are (from left) Sarah Thomas, Jackie Turner, Chrissy Martini and Angelique "Texas Gaga" Wysock (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Dec. 30 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Kosowski steps up to keep Spartans Hornet streak alive
Hamilton West's Courtney Adams displays her Fish4scores t-shirt while Texas Roadhouse server Allison Olcott presents Adams with her gift certificate after being named Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Dec. 23 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Adams moves inside and does job for West girls hoops
The Nottingham football team's five captains were honored for their championship leadership as the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athletes of the Week. Presenting the gift cards are Texas Roadhouse hostess Alexandra Denisco (kneeling) and servers Maeve Nielsen (left) and Caitlin Cusato. The honorees are Aaron Levinson (kneeling) and (from left) Devin Thompson, Zach Mesday, Jake Andrejcik and McGovern Gabriel (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Dec. 16 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Stars football team went as far as captains could lead it
Hamilton West senior Sofi Walter (left) and junior Maddie Uram (right) display their t-shirts while Texas Roadhouse hostess Katie Hayton presents the swimmers with their gift cards for being named the Dec. 8 Texas Roadhouse/Fish4scores.com Athletes of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Dec. 8 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Captains Uram and Walter help lead Hornets to big win
Proving that it pays to play in pain, Nottingham's Josh Lajuenesse has a trio of beauties presenting him with his shirt and gift certificate as this week's Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week. Making the presentations are Roadhouse servers/hostesses (from left) Amanda Accardi, Katie Hayton and Jena Scales. Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dec. 2 Fish4Scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Stars' Lajuenesse learns to shoulder his responsibilities
Hamilton YMCA basketball stars Ryan and Robbie Patterson present Ruben Desane with his Texas Roadhouse gift certificate while the Hamilton West senior displays his t-shirt after being named the Fish4Scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Nov. 25 Fish4Scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Memorable finish for Desane and Hamilton football team
Former Hamilton West soccer standout Jackie Turner presents Nottingham's Alexis Santiago with his gift card while Alexis displays his t-shirt after winning the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Rich Fisher).
Nov. 18 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Santiago's hard work pays off in increased role this year
Hamilton West senior midfielder Colleen Murphy (right) is still coming to grips with the end of her high school soccer career (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
Life of a Student-Athlete: Colleen Murphy
Murph reflects on the end of her Hornet soccer career
A couple of happy Halloween kitties celebrate Mark McKenzie's accomplishments as Texas Roadhouse servers Monica Bishop (left) and Kirsten Tellefsen present the Hamilton West senior with his t-shirt and gift certificate for being the Fish4scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Nov. 4 Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
McKenzie did it all in helping Hamilton West to huge win
Hamilton's Loran Wyrough (right) is presented with her Fish4Scores t-shirt and Texas Roadhouse gift card from servers Logan Good and Brielle Harris after Wyrough was named the Fish4Scores.com/Texas Roadhouse of the Week (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Oct. 28 Fish4Scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Wyrough a scoring machine since returning from injury
Dana Davies displays her Fish4scores t-shirt while Texas Roadhouse hostess Kara Edwards presents Dana with her complimentary gift card after the Nottingham High junior was named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at email@example.com).
Oct. 21 Fish4scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Davies back to back explosions have Stars streaking
Nottingham's Grace Dwyer displays her complimentary t-shirt while being presented with her Texas Roadhouse gift card from hostess Lexi Seeds after the Northstar freshman was named the Fisht4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by John Blaine/purchase photos at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Oct. 14 Fish4Scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Nottingham's Dwyer has quickly run on to the XC scene
Steinert senior football players Jeff Mattonelli (left) and Vanel Dossus show off their t-shirts while Angelique "Texas Ga Ga" Wysock presents them with gift cards after the duo was named the Fish4Scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo By Ken Weingartner).
Oct. 7 Fish4Scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Dossous, Mattonelli a two-pronged attack for Steinert
After eight successful seasons as the Steinert girls basketball coach -- in which he was tied with Reggie Murray as the CVC's best dresser -- Bryan Rogers announced he is stepping down from the position on Monday afternoon (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Oct. 1 Girls Basketball
Rogers calls it quits after eight years as Steinert coach
Nottingham linebacker/tight end Zach Mesday is presented his gift certifacate from Texas Roadhouse's Becca Butler and his complimentary T-Shirt from Amanda Bencivengo after the Northstar was named the Fish4Scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Sep. 30 Fish4Scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Mesday does a little bit of everything in Stars big victory
Hamilton West senior Ryan Meckel (left) and junior Austin Jenkins (right) display their Texas Roadhouse gift cards while Roadhouse hostess Angelique "Texas Ga Ga" Wysock (a Spartan between two Hornets!) shows off the Fish4scores shirt they are receiving after being named the Fish4scores.com/Texas Roadhouse Athletes of the Week award (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Sep. 22 Fish4scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Meckel, Jenkins breathe new life into West cross country
Adrianna Boucher (center) accepts her Texas Roadhouse gift card and Fish4Scores t-shirt from Texas Roadhouse Sales and Texas Roadhouse Service Manager Marcie Maveekhoven and owner Norm Patten after being named the school year's first Fish4Scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week (Photo by John Blaine)
Sep. 16 Fish4Scores/Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week
Boucher's clutch goals spark Steinert's fast soccer start
Texas Roadhouse the new Athlete of the Week sponsor
The Rossi brothers (from left) -- Nicholas, Christopher, Peter III, and Daniel -- spent a happy Christmas at the Salt Creek Grill in 2009, but one year later Daniel committed suicide on Dec. 23. The Rossi family continues to remember Daniel with fund-raising events for Steinert athletics while also pointing out the warning signs of suicide (Photo courtesy of Peter Rossi Jr.).
Daniel's suicide spurs on Rossi family to help others
Click for info on the Daniel Rossi Memorial Scholarship Fund's Golf Outing
"Irish" Mike Walsh has given his last fist bump as a head coach as his promotion to Nottingham High vice-principal means he had to give up his varsity coaching jobs in cross country, boys basketball and softball (Photo by Ken Weingartner).
Aug. 28 "Irish" Mike Walsh
Walsh gives up three coaching positions to become VP
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The right man won
The script is too good to be true.
The man who sticks by his wife as she battles breast cancer, the man who has always been a class act and a true famly man, wins the Masters.
The guy who was so utterly scummy to his wife didn't.
There's nothing more to write. It was just great.
Wait, there is one more thing.
I used to be indifferent toward the man who apparently invented golf (and re-invented the libido), other than hating the way broadcasters gushed over him. But after his utter dirt bag behavior and these well-crafted, spin doctor apologies, and that completely disgraceful Nike commercial with his late father's voice-over, I hope he never wins again.
And now, he probably won't. It's one thing to put the shame and humiliation of sexual indisgression behind you. But when you're snubbed by a high-powered media outlet like Fish4Scores, which captures an audience all the way from Bromley to Groveville. . .well, you've pretty much had it.
A banner day for
Eagles PR machine
The Donovan McNabb trade is already successful for the Eagles.
For the past two years, Joe Banner has despised the Phillies for stealing the Eagles thunder. He seems to have a problem with fans wanting to follow a team that actually wins championships rather than comes close.
But the timing of this trade could not have come at a better time for Eagles public relations.
All winter long the Philadelphia fans have salivated at Roy Halladay’s first start in a Phillies uniform. On a normal day, the morning sportscasts would be blaring about Halliday’s debut.
Instead, it’s been shoved beneath a mountain of McNabb. Not sure if that was part of the plan – probably not – but it’s obviously a tremendous piece of good timing for the Eagles.
Now, when the actual NFL games start, it will be a little different.
This trade has shocked the world, if only because McNabb has gone to a team that will play Philly twice a year. And that will, indeed, be interesting.
If anything, McNabb has shown a penchant for coming up short in games that mean a lot. Can you even imagine him coming into Philadelphia, a place where his relationship has been nothing short of bizarre considering the love and hate he gets from there.
Will he show the fans they were wrong and have a huge game? Or will he choke it up as has been his custom.
Time will tell.
But I have to imagine that right now, Joe Banner is sitting in his office quite smug. The team that he hates, maybe as much as the Cowboys themselves, has been completely knocked from the public eye in Philadelphia, in what should be a major Phillies moment.
Oh, and by the way, the NCAA championship game is tonight.
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Jun 14, 2013
Does anyone get
this AD exchange
other than those who voted for it?
June 14: OK, I’ve learned how to be a good man with a good heart through a series of repetitive days in Punxsutawney, Pa. I was purchased at an auction and got to spend the night with Andie McDowell. When I woke up this morning, “I Got You Babe” was no longer on the radio.
Yes folks, Groundhog Day is over. And if you didn’t see the movie, you have no idea what I just wrote about. Anyway, in laymen’s terms, the blog is back and ready to roll.
And just so you know, since Feb. 2, I predicted Louisville would win the NCAA Tournament and Florida Gulf Coast would reach the Sweet 16. I predicted the Pacers would beat the Knicks in the playoffs, I predicted the Ravens would win the Super Bowl and there would be a power outage at the game; I predicted Nicole Kasian would win the Inaugural Fish Bowl; I predicted Orb would win the Kentucky Derby but not the Preakness or Belmont; I predicted Argo would win Best Picture and I predicted Brian “The Chef” Giallella would get his own show on the Food Network.
I just never wrote it down. But I definitely predicted it. And I still hold out hope for the Chef!
One thing I couldn’t predict, however, is the following item.
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Does anyone besides me find this Athletic Director swap between Hamilton West and Steinert quite perplexing?
OK, let me put it another way. Is there anyone not perplexed by it except for the six school board members who voted for it and the superintendent who defended it?
No one who really cares about this can give comments to the papers or me, or they will be looking for work so quick you’ll see a line of Kool-Aid Stands lined up from Five Points to the Whitehorse Circle with former educators all pouring the beverages. It’s called the “I want to say what I think but I have a family to feed” syndrome.
No one who voted for this gave any comment to the papers that I saw. Only Patty Del Guidice, one of the two who voted against it, gave her opinion as to why it was completely wrong that John Costantino was sent to Hamilton West and Steve Gazdek was sent to Steinert. And she made some darn good points.
Superintendent James Parla said he couldn’t comment, and would only say that sometimes a transfer can lead to a fresh perspective.
A fresh perspective!
Costantino has been at Steinert for less than two years! That’s about enough time to learn where all the lavatories are. I guess after two years he’s burned out and needs to go back to the school where he worked for 15 years.
If you’re gonna make a move and hide behind spin talk, at least make it something believable.
Tweets from students ran rampant once the announcement was tweeted by Fish4scores.
They weren’t happy tweets either. More like stunned tweets. And these are just from the kids, who were wondering what was going on.
Another tid-bit in Mike Macagnone’s interesting Trentonian story about this situation, is that Costantino was never given a reason for this puzzling move. He wanted to stay, they wanted him to go. If a guy is being forced to go somewhere against his wishes, shouldn’t he at least be given a reason?
Maybe there is no reason at all.
At least none that makes any sense.
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I am proud to say I have not watched one hockey game all year, but I watched the equivalent of one the other night when I watched the start of the third period of the Hawks-Bruins Stanley Cup final opening game. I ended up watching a full game plus the third OT and it was awesome.
I really can’t hang with hockey during the season but every year the NHL proves that there really is nothing better than playoff hockey. That’s what happens when referees actually let them play. It gives the drama the chance to gain momentum with non-stop action.
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Here’s a question. How good is Nottingham’s boys track & field team going to be with winter track back in Hamilton Township starting next winter? The Northstars have only gone 27-0 in dual meets without it.
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Speaking of Nottingham, was there a school in the CVC who had a better 1-2 freshman punch in spring sports than the Northstars?
Kristin Hallam was downright awesome as a freshman softball hitter and pitcher, while Grace Dwyer has become quite visible on the New Jersey track & field radar.
When I was at the Group III meet in South Plainfield, writers from papers all over the state were asking me about the standout distance runner.
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For those wondering, the road to Williamsport begins on June 29 when the District 12 Little League gets underway.
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Don’t forget next weekend when the Mercer County American Legion League holds its college showcase at Mercer Park. It’s really a good idea for kids to get seen by college coaches and lets hope it’s successful.
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Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there! Now go cut the grass. Lol!
Feb 2, 2013
Groundhog Day is
Feb. 2: Well, today is Groundhog Day.
And you know what that means? It means I have found a blogging loophole.
For all you people out there -- like Whalen and Costantino and the Baroness -- who insist on telling me I need a new blog just because they don't want to read the old one for 19 straight weeks, I have discovered the answer to my problem.
Again, I reiterate, it is Groundhog Day. And if you saw the Bill Murray movie, you know that Groundhog Day is the same day, over and over and over again.
Therefor, because I am writing this blog today, it gives me carte blanche to leave it up here over and over and over and over again. Moreso than usual. Like. . .forever!
You think you got tired of seeing Phil Alu and Jon Adams at the top of this blog?
You are REALLY gonna hate The Groundhog!
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Just want to pass along good luck wishes to Nottingham junior Josh Lajeunesse, one of the many class acts and key contributors on the Nottingham state champion football team. r Josh recently discovered he needs serious shoulder surgery, which will keep him out of action for four months and unfortunately cause him to miss track season.
"Yeah, but I gotta get ready for football," he said.
Yeah ya do buddy, so good luck on the surgery No. 2 and hope all goes well!
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Speaking of Nottingham football, seems they are taking Fish Bowl 1 quite serious.
"It was nice to win a state football title," said one administrator. "But to say we won both the state title and the Fish Bowl, now that would be something!
We are keeping the administrator anonymous lest he incur the wrath of Coach Adams for linking the two together . .but we know that secretly, the Big Dawg feels the same way! lol
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Speaking of Fish Bowl, I just want to thank everyone for participating. I had hoped to get about 20-30 responses and just run them straight down in a list. But with the great feedback from everyone we got 88 responses (89 counting Donna Brihn's dog) and rand allowed us to turn it into the Fish Bowl.
What's amazing is as a collective group we couldn't pick a winner! 44-44. Wow, a township divided!
Anyway, thanks for taking part in the fun folks, and good luck to you and your team!
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Oh, one other thing. We heard back from Phil Alu (there's that name again!) about his selection of Kyle Kaepernick as Super Bowl MVP.
"Holy crap! Now I know why my Fantasy Football team sucked all year. I was playing Kyle Kaepernck out of West Oak High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan all season and not Colin Kaepernick from the 49ers."
The sad think here is, Kyle Kaepernick even sucked for West Oak High School. And Kalamazoo football is weak!
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I love my mother, but I'll never play her Super Bowl pool again. She asked me to buy five blocks, which I did. She said she would fill them in and mail it to me, which she did.
But rather than scatter my name in different blocks all over the sheet, she wrote it straight down in five blocks.
The result? In all five of my boxes I have Baltimore and nine. Nine! Are you freakin kidding me? So much for having a lot of different chances to win this baby, which of course, is the reason for multiple blocks.
Love ya mom!
Hate your pool!
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OK, that's it. I hope you like this blog, cuz you're gonna see it over and over and over and over and over. All that's missing is a picture of Ned Ryerson and the soundtrack to I Got You Babe!
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Oh, and one more thing. Does anyone out there actually watch all 8 hours of pre-game Super Bowl shows that are available? If so, then you could actually read this blog over and over and over and never get bored. Because you reeeallly need a life!
Jan 27, 2013
Happy New Year!
Yeah yeah, I know, it's an old year by now. But hey, I haven't written anything since the new year so it's a New Year for Fish Tales.
Hope everybody had a great holiday, hope everybody enjoyed the NFL playoffs, hope everybody has returned all their gifts that sucked and I just hope everbody is doin' great dogawnnit!
I don't really have a heck of a lot on my mind, but I'm getting yelled at again by people saying to put up a new blog. They don't neccessarily care what I have to say, they just get tired of seeing the same thing at the top of this spot for so long. Sorry Big Dawg, all the love is gone now, they all hate you now due to over-exposure. You have joined Phil Alu as a "stayed at the top of the blog too long" poster boy. lol.
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OK, let's start with the Super Bowl.
I mean, you never really hear much about it (insert *rolls eyes* here) so we'll talk about it!
You know what's interesting. And this, like so many other things, speaks to the popularity of the NFL. The Supe is the one championship in sports that the TV Networks don't fret about.
In baseball they would moan if the World Series match-up is the Kansas City Royals vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. "Oh God, those aren't big TV markets!"
It wasn't always like that for the Series. It was the big thing, everyone cared. Kids rushed home from school as fast as possible to catch the end of the games. But not anymore. Games that last til 12:30 a.m. don't help the cause these days, but that's only part of it.
But I digress.
Take the NBA. If they don't have the Lakers and/or the Celtics/Miami in the finals, its like a mad dash for a bridge to jump off of.
"No one will watch this. Ohhhhh noooo!"
And if it's the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs.... . .um, what's like, the big match-up for the NHL? OK, forget that one.
But football has no such worries. This game could be the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. the Seattle Seahawks and it wouldn't matter. 999 gazillion people would tune in anyway, just because it's like an unofficial national law.
"Gonna watch the Super Bowl?"
"How come, you don't like football?"
"I know, but it's the Super Bowl?"
I mean, that's basically the answer people give, and it's just understood. Oh yeah, it's the Super Bowl.
And by the way, when is the NFL gonna give folks a break and make this game on a Saturday so people at all the parties can recover on Sunday? . They can't be clinging to tradition or the game would still start at 1 o'clock, the halftime show would still be the Hokey-Fanokie high school marching band and the tickets could still be purchased by folks outside the 1 percent of the people with all the money in the world.
I'm sure someone did some research and concluded "Can't move it to Saturday, too costly."
Oh well, it's still the Super Bowl and we'll all watch it. Cuz hey, it's the Super Bowl!
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Speaking of the Super Bowl, I don't know who's going to win and I don't care. But if I have to make a pick, I'd pick the Ravens.
I dunno. But I had to make a pick so I picked the Ravens.
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Here's a classic basketball official story. I will not reveal the names to protect the innocent (and guilty) but it was pretty good stuff.
Three refs walked into a CVC girls game earlier this year. As they entered the gym, one of the head coaches says "Oh here they come, the three blind mice."
To which one of them -- who I am proud to say lives in Hamilton -- promptly responded by going "Yeah, but one of us can hear," and slammed the coach with a techncial foul before the game even started.
Now that's style!
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I kind of lost a kindred spirit when Stan Musial passed away last week.
First off, Stan the Man was from Donora, Pa., and I had a roomate in college who hailed from Donora. His parents knew Musial and said he was the greatest guy ever.
Secondly, Musial got his 3,000th career hit on the day I was born.
Just think. . .two monumental occurrances on the same day!
Uh, OK. . one.
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So I have seen three of the movies nominated for the Oscars so far: Lincoln, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook. All good flicks, but, man, Daniel Day Lewis blew me away as Lincoln. Good stuff!
I find Lincoln to be so fascinating. The more I learn about him, the more I want to know about what made him tick.
As opposed to somone like, say, Kim Kardashian, who I don't know anything about and yet I want to know even less.
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I would much rather see Amber Dietrich and Courtney Adams playing basketball this winter instead of texting me updates to tweet of Steinert and Hamilton girls' basketball games.
But they are injured and can't play and that stinks. But thanks girls, for contributing to the cause. You're the best!
And while Amber has been promoted to Fish4scores Director of Twitter Operations (with a 50 percent pay increase from her original salary of nothing), Courtney's work from mid-season on has promoted her to Assistant Director.
Please don't be late for the next staff meeting girls.
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I would also like to thank another Twitter contributor -- who I will only refer to as "Outcast of the People" -- but he can't seem to stay at the games for more tha none half -- and sometimes the decision wasn't his to leave. :)
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Check back later this week when we provide Super Bowl picks from the township's athetic community.
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OK, I leave you with this trivia question -- which I guarantee 80 percent of you won't be able to answer:
Who won today's Pro Bowl?