Several weeks ago I mentioned Kamerin Peters as part of a story on the Toms River North girls bowling team which had won their second straight Tournament of Champions title as the best team in New Jersey.

A junior, she and her sophomore sister Paige led the Mariners to the championship and both earned 1st team All-State honors.  Shortly after the season ended it was on to France for the 16-year old Kamerin as a one of the four members of Team USA in the inaugural World Junior Bowling Championships.  There she teamed up with Mabel Cummins to win the gold medal women’s doubles with Peters 277 game leading the American duo to the victory over a pair from Korea in the finals.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more about the Peters’ sisters in the future.

Hannah Donner
Hannah Donner (photo provided)

It’s hard to believe it’s been about 2 ½ years that I first talked about Hannah Donner who was then a senior at Central Regional High School.  In the fall of 2016 following a volleyball match she and several teammates stopped to get something to eat and later just a few minutes from her Manchester Township home she nearly lost her life in a one-car accident.

Donner’s recovery was nothing short of amazing and now she’s a sophomore at The College of New Jersey.  She is so appreciative of the care she received at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune that she has organized a paint party for tomorrow on the Trenton Hall Lawn at TCNJ with participants painting ceiling tiles with inspirational messages and encouraging scenes that will be displayed in patients rooms.

This is truly a wonderful way for Hannah to not just show her appreciation for the hospital but positively impact those who might be in the same position she was not all that long ago.

Tomorrow is opening day for most if not all the Little Leagues that make up Ocean County’s District 18 and here’s wishing them all the best.  The same for South Toms River Youth Baseball which has overcome some past problems and is all set for their annual opening day celebration at their 1 Drake Lane field.

It all starts at 9:30 a.m. as players line up at South Toms River Elementary School for a parade to the field.  The day will include not only four games but a DJ, bounce house, vendors and maybe even a visit from the Easter Bunny.

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