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Barnegat's Jason Groome throws a no-hitter against Central Regional
Barnegat's Jason Groome throws a no-hitter against Central Regional (Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
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Quick Hits for the Holiday Weekend

Some quick hitters heading into what for many is a long holiday weekend:

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The crowded beach in Belmar
The crowded beach in Belmar (Bud McCormick)
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Flipping The Switch on Summer

In case you did not notice summer arrived yesterday. Well sort of. For weeks we have asked the question, “when is it finally going to get nice” and Wednesday we got the answer.

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Players in the 2015 U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic
Players in the 2015 U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Changes to the All-Shore Gridiron Classic

Nothing will ever match the build-up and excitement surrounding the first All Star football game in the summer of 1978 in which a group of recent Ocean County high school graduates beat their contemporaries from Monmouth County 21-7. It was then called the Asbury Park Press All Shore Classic and the inaugural game drew over 8,000 fans at Wall Stadium which was not the ideal location.

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Donald Trump campaign signs in front of the NJ National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville before a campaign event
Donald Trump campaign signs in front of the NJ National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville before a campaign event (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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President Trump? They’re outta here

I think we can all agree that many so-called celebrities have inflated opinions of themselves and that really comes out during election season. Why would anyone care what a musician, actor, comedian or even pro athlete says when it comes to their thoughts on who we should elect?

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(L-R) Game organizer Jillian Messina, sponsor Jeremy Grunin, TR Police Chief Mitch Little, ex-NFL player Darian Barnes, Sgt. Ron Sermarini of the TR Police Department (Ray Richardson)
(L-R) Game organizer Jillian Messina, sponsor Jeremy Grunin, TR Police Chief Mitch Little, ex-NFL player Darian Barnes, Sgt. Ron Sermarini of the TR Police Department (Ray Richardson)
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A Weekend of Racing Boats and Football

A few random thoughts and notes following what was for the most part a miserable late-May weekend which pretty much sums up the entire month.

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Pros vs Heroes poster
Pros vs Heroes poster (Toms River Foundation)
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Pros vs. Heroes Fills the Football Void

If you have a void in your life without football then may I suggest you head to Seaside Heights tomorrow for Pros Vs. Heroes, a flag football game on the beach just north of Casino Pier matching members of the Toms River Police Department against a Pro Elite team made up of former NFL players, WWE wrestlers and MMA Fighters including team captain Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.

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Team Trevor
Team Trevor
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Team Trevor Toy Drive

It was four months ago that I first mentioned Trevor Kwatkoski in advance of a high school basketball doubleheader that would serve as a fundraiser for the 5-year old Berkeley Township boy who was battling bone cancer...

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Life’s Lessons According to Steve Jobs

Tis the season for college graduations which of course includes commencement speakers, many of whom are high-profile and well known individuals like President Obama who spoke at Rutgers on Sunday.

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Section of Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery where Kevin's father is buried
Section of Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery where Kevin's father is buried (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Paying Respects at Arneytown

I paid a visit to the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery yesterday on what would have been my father’s 88th birthday.

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Recipients of the Sportsmanship Awards (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
Recipients of the Sportsmanship Awards (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring Good Sportsmanship on the Shore

On Sunday at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River our Shore Sports Network in partnership with the 47 schools that make up the Shore Conference honored a male and female from each school who were chosen for what’s become a distinguished honor: The Sporstmanship Awards.

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