Los Angeles is one of three cities still in the running to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and that might work very nicely for Alyssa Wilson who will be spending at least the next four years there.

The Donovan Catholic senior, one of the most sought-after track and field athletes in the country signed her national letter of intent with UCLA during a ceremony at the high school last night.  Wilson visited UCLA in early October and knew then that it was the right place for her following visits to Oregon, Tennessee and Auburn.

The Jackson resident is coming off junior year that saw her set state and junior class records in the shot put and win a bronze medal in the Junior World Championships this summer in Poland.  Last night’s signing ceremony included her family, coaches and many of her classmates at Donovan Catholic.

Alyssa Wilson signs an agreement with UCLA as Donovan coaches Mark Deppen, Suzanne Oliver, Ken Oliver, Chad Dougherty and Tim Loehwing watch (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)

The Toms River North football team is trying to write some of their own history and maybe go down as one of the greatest-ever teams from the shore.  The undefeated Mariners will be featured on tonight’s edition of the Gateway Toyota Coaches Corner which airs on our sister station 105.7 The Hawk.  Head coach Dave Oizerowitz and seniors Mike Husni, Bryce Watts, Darrion Carrington & Pete LaQuaglia will all appear on the show from 7-8pm during a live broadcast from Bum Rogers in South Seaside Park.

The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is hosting their first-ever Dinner Dance on Friday, November 18th at La Bove Grande in Lakehurst.  Honored at the event will be Timothy Ryan of Ryan’s Home for Funerals who will be the Grand Marshall of the annual parade on March 11th in Seaside Heights.

The dinner dance will feature a buffet dinner, 4-hour open bar, entertainment and more and serve as a fundraiser for the parade while saluting Ryan who has been honored numerous times for his philanthropic endeavors.  For ticket information you can call 848-480-3990.