Jackson Memorial has built one of the most respected and successful football programs in the shore and state over the last twenty years and the Jaguars are now searching for a new coach after the surprising news that Walt Krystopik was stepping down.

A former player and assistant coach at Jackson, Krystopik guided the team to a pair of state sectional championships during his six-year tenure but cited personal reasons and the need to spend more time with his family in his resignation letter.

Alicia Wilson has clearly reached just about all the goals she has set during her extraordinary track and field career at Donovan Catholic High School.  However coming into the spring outdoor season there was a record she was still chasing. That was until yesterday.

During the preliminary round in the shot put at the Ocean County Championships she broke the national outdoor record with a toss of 57’ 1 ¼”, five inches further than the previous record. This comes less than three months after the UCLA-bound Wilson broke the national indoor record in the shot put.

It has been a banner season for the Toms River South baseball team and as expected they received the top seed in the Shore Conference Tournament which gets underway on Wednesday although the Indians get a bye into the round of 16.

Wall, Monmouth, Red Bank Catholic and Lacey round out the top five seeds with the schedule and bracket available at shoresportsnetwork.com.

The Ocean County Baseball Tournament semifinals are today with top-seed Toms River South hosting rival Toms River North under the lights at Ken Frank Stadium while Manchester visits Southern this afternoon.

Undefeated Donovan Catholic gets the #1 seed on the Shore Conference Softball Tournament followed by St. John Vianney, Middletown North and Marlboro.

I’m sure there were many disappointed Tim Tebow fans last night at FirstEnergy Park.  That’s because the Heisman Trophy winner did not play the second game of a doubleheader, a game his Columbia Fireflies would lose to the BlueClaws.  Tebow went 0-3 in the opener (which the Fireflies won) and struck out twice and will conclude his only trip to Lakewood tonight.

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