Friday, April 19, 2013
Joscil Jackson will play for University of New Haven in the fall
Long Branch High School senior Joscil Jackson signed his letter of intent to play football at the University of New Haven on Thursday, April 18. As a four year letter winner on the Green Wave football team, Joscil rushed for 1,092 yards, had 132 tackles, eight tackles for loss, scored nine touchdowns, had four interceptions and forced five fumbles. Jackson has earned the following awards and honors: *First Team Group III All-State (2012-2013) *First Team All-Shore (2012-2013) *First Team All-Division (B North) All Shore Media “Defensive Player of the Year” (2012-2013) *Two Time “Frank Tomaini Award” winner for Leadership and Sportsmanship *Hitman Award for the most tackles on the team
Monday, March 25, 2013
Team helped distribute supplies during Hurricane Sandy, will help at New Jersey Marathon
Long Branch Baseball Coach John Perri and his team believe that helping the community is as big a part of what they do as hitting curveballs and turning a double play. Perri's team proved that when it helped out the Long Branch community after Hurricane Sandy. "It's not just about baseball, it's about building character," Perri said. "That's what's really important." The week before Christmas, the baseball team organized an event where they handed out clothing, food and other supplies for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. The event was held at the Morris Avenue School and most of the supplies were either donated by members of the team or local companies. "These kids just went about their business without any fanfare," Perri said. His …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Team opens its season April 1
Long Branch baseball coach John Perri said his team is looking to improve in 2013 because of its senior leadership and improved pitching and defense.
Monday, March 11, 2013
McGlennon is headed to Marywood University in the fall for soccer
Tommy McGlennon of Long Branch High School is Long Branch-Eatontown Patch's Athlete of the Week. McGlennon is headed to Marywood University for soccer this fall and will compete for an open position at goalkeeper. McGlennon was the Green Wave's starting goalie for the last four years and was a 4-year starter on the school's varsity baseball team. Each week we ask our athlete of the week three questions and print their answers verbatim. Why did you choose the college you did? I was recruited for both soccer and baseball DI and DIII. The DI coaches were up front about playing time for freshmen and red shirting. It became more important to get a chance to play then go DI, so I focused on the DIII schools. Emerson College, Waynesberg …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Coach says players are already preparing for the 2013 season
Long Branch Head Football Coach Dan George said several young players are ready to step up and lead the Green Wave football team in 2013. They will have to with several key players graduating this year, but George said they are up to the challenge.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Pappayliou headed to Wake Forest for track and field this fall
Chris Pappayliou of Long Branch High School is Long Branch-Eatontown Patch's Athlete of the Week. Pappayliou is headed to Wake Forest University for track and field this fall and signed his national letter of intent last month. He also was a 3-year starter on the school's varsity football team and participated in wrestling from 2011 to 2012. Each week we ask our athlete of the week three questions and print their answers verbatim. Why did you choose the college you did? I think a big factor was that later in my life I want to live down south and going to a school that's as prestigious as Wake Forest is just a great way to try to start my life down there. What has been your best sports experience at Long Branch High School so far? I'd say …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Coach sees growth in young team
Long Branch Basketball Coach Don Covin said has seen improvement in his 2012-13 squad and is looking to an even better team next season. Are you a big fan of the Green Wave? You'll also want to see:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
After a disappointing 4-6 season, the Long Branch football program is looking to regain its customary spot in the state playoffs. The preseason gets underway this week for the Green Wave.
In the wake of a disappointing 4-6 season, the Long Branch football program is looking to get back to its customary spot in the NJSIAA playoffs this fall despite the loss of star quarterback/defensive back Miles Shuler to graduation. The Green Wave have been working individually during the offseason and in workouts as part of the “6 a.m. Club” that meets twice a week in the early morning at the high school for lifting, speed and agility drills, and more. Now the hard work gets in full swing this week and then practice in pads can begin next week by NJSIAA rules. With another daunting schedule in front of them as part of the rugged Shore Conference Class B North division, the Green Wave face a formidable challenge under veteran coach Dan …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A Sterns Trailer team that includes former Long Branch star Darnell Tyler and several other players with local ties hopes to bring home a Jersey Shore Basketball League championship.
While he may not be as much of a force as he was in his younger days, former Long Branch basketball star Darnell Tyler still enjoys getting his chance to compete in the Jersey Shore Basketball League. “At this point, I’m just trying to stay in shape,’’ Tyler said. “It’s always fun to come out here and play with these guys.’’ Tyler, a 1998 Long Branch graduate who played in a Division I program at Manhattan, is part of a Sterns Trailer squad that has reached the semifinals of the JSBL playoffs. Sterns won the regular-season title in the eight-team, NCAA-sanctioned summer league at St. Rose High School in Belmar and now looks to add a postseason crown. The team will play Investors Savings Bank at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday in a bid to reach …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Both runners and several students from Shore Regional will compete in today's Shore Conference Championships
With county championships already in their back pocket, Long Branch seniors Miles Shuler and Steve Worsley now have Shore Conference supremacy in their sights heading into the two-day meet that starts on May 20 at Neptune High School. Shuler, the reigning NJSIAA Meet of Champions outdoor winner in the 100-meter dash, is coming off a performance in which he won the 100 in 10.77 seconds, with Worsley in third at 11.17 behind Ocean’s Mike Andre (10.87). Andre again looks to be Shuler’s primary competition in the Shore Conference Championships, along with Ocean County champion Jihaad Howard of Brick Memorial, who ran 11.08 to win his county title. “I know the target is on my back, but I’m used to that,’’ Shuler said. “I ran a pretty good …