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James Volpe Foundation
James Volpe Foundation (inset: James Volve) (James Volpe Foundation)
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Remembering a Baseball Player on the Links

It was four years ago today that James Volpe died as a result of injuries he suffered while a passenger in a car driven by one of his Jackson Memorial High School baseball teammates as they returned from a game. He was 17 years old.

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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WOBM’s Vacation of a Lifetime [VIDEO]

 

 

Brick Memorial's Alec Donovan defeated Bound Brook's Stephan Glasgow 1-0 to win the NJSIAA 145-pound state title. (
Brick Memorial's Alec Donovan defeated Bound Brook's Stephan Glasgow 1-0 to win the NJSIAA 145-pound state title. (Photo by Sports Pix NJ)
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A Champion Makes a Gutsy Decision

In March Alec Donovan of Brick Memorial capped his high school wrestling career by winning the 145-pound state championship and two months later he’s in the headlines for doing something that takes more guts and determination than what he did on the wrestling mat in Atlantic City.

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(L-R) Kevin Williams, Kevin's sister Pam, his mother Felice and brother Brian
(L-R) Kevin Williams, Kevin's sister Pam, his mother Felice and brother Brian (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Mother’s Day and Ranger Blue

It was a perfect ending to Mother’s Day for me and the mother of my two children. Jane was on the couch and I was in the leather chair and we were screaming at the TV watching the Rangers desperately hang on to beat the Capitals and force a 7th and deciding game in their Stanley Cup Playoff series.

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Toms River STARZ 8th grade girls’ basketball team
Toms River STARZ 8th grade girls’ basketball team (Toms River STARZ)
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A GreenJacket stops at home

The Augusta GreenJackets make the trip from Georgia to Lakewood to play the BlueClaws only one time each season and that series ends tonight which means the family of Connor Kaden will have to say goodbye to the 22-year old pitcher.

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Bob Czarniewski
Bob Czarniewski (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Goodbye to the timekeeper

Too often we don’t get to show our appreciation and admiration for someone until they have died which means it’s their family who hears the words or sees the evidence that a life was lived well and served as a benefit to many.

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Kevin doing what makes him happy: broadcasting a sports event
Kevin doing what makes him happy: broadcasting a sports event (Mike Krenek)
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Secrets to a Happier Life

My subscription to Men’s Health magazine runs out in November and I will probably not renew it after many years as a subscriber.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Trying to Knock Out a Sinus Infection

Random thoughts and notes on a Monday after fighting a head cold or sinus infection all weekend long.

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Itsaknockout goes over the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs
Itsaknockout goes over the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Super Saturday Sportsmageddon

Some are saying that tomorrow is shaping up as one of the great sports days ever, a “Super Saturday” that includes one of the most-anticipated fights of all-time, the premier horse race, the conclusion of the NFL draft and baseball’s best rivalry in its oldest and most iconic stadium. 

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Gary Nova of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights warms up during a game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.
Gary Nova of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights warms up during a game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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The Reality of High Expectations

It was just about a year ago that I did a segment titled High Expectations, Harsh Reality for Student Athletes which began with “I am constantly amazed at the number of young athletes (actually the parents of young athletes) who expect their child to land a college scholarship and when they don’t look to point the finger, usually at a coach.”

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