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Friday, June 10, 2011

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Athlete of the Season Issue ••••••••••••• Baseball Deven DelPriore John Dunbar

Softball Amy Piccicacco Victoria Schliep

Lacrosse Claire Baxter

GREG DOMORSKI, The Ocean Star

Point Boro senior Katie Frye soared ahead of Abraham Clark High School junior Kaprice James in the 100 hurdles last Saturday in South Plainfield. Frye placed first in both the 100 hurdles and the 200-meter dash.

Point’s Katie Frye wins two Group II championships By Greg Domorski SOUTH PLAINFIELD — With the dynamic duo of up-and-coming freshman Dakota Karras and veteran senior Katherine Frye, the Panthers earned fourth place in the Group II championships, here, last weekend. Frye struck gold twice on Saturday in

Molly Hoffmaster

Golf Max Borree Jess Kavanagh

Outdoor Track Katie Frye

South Plainfield in the Group II state cham- Star. The Lady Panther pair of Karras and Frye pionships, placing first in the 100-meter said they worked together all season to comhurdles and the 200-meter dash. Karras placed sixth in the long jump to pete at the highest level. “We push off each other,” said Frye. qualify for the Meet of Champions, held yesterday in Old Bridge. The meet began too late be covered in this edition of The Ocean See FRYE, page 35

Skylar Johnson

Boys Tennis Billy Humphries

• • • • • • • Athletes of the Season • • • • • • •

Deven DelPriore

John Dunbar

Amy Piccicacco

Victoria Schliep

Claire Baxter

Molly Hoffmaster

Max Borree

Jess Kavanagh

Katie Frye

Skylar Johnson

Billy Humphries

Landry edges Feerst By Greg Domorski OLD BRIDGE — Whether she is running around the home track at Donald T. Fioretti Field or in the state championship, to Point Beach junior Brianna Feerst, track is not just a series of races POINT BEACH — it is a passion. TRACK & FIELD That is why, even NOTEBOOK though she fell just short in the Group I state championships last Friday, nobody could question her talent — or, more

importantly, the hard work she put into the sport this season. Last week, Feerst finished second in the 3,200- and 1,600-meter runs at Carl Sandburg Middle School, here. In the 1,600-meter run Friday evening, Feerst was leading the first three laps, a hair ahead of Mountain Lakes senior Kristen Landry. In the fourth lap, Landry moved ahead and finished with a 30-foot lead for the

See FEERST, page 35

GREG DOMORSKI, The Ocean Star

Point Boro junior Skylar Johnson proved he could fly at the Group II championships in South Plainfield last weekend, soaring over the 13-foot mark.

Johnson qualifies for MOC

GREG DOMORSKI, The Ocean Star

Point Beach’s Brianna Feerst led for most of the 1,600-mile run last Friday, but Mountain Lakes’ Kristen Landry passed her for the win in the final lap.

By Greg Domorski SOUTH PLAINFIELD — Last season, the Point Boro boys track and field team did not send anyone to the NJSIAA Group II Championships — but what a difference a POINT BORO year makes. This year, the team had BOYS TRACK five athletes compete at the NOTEBOOK championships, here, last weekend, including sophomore William Clauser, juniors Michael Henrich, Skylar Johnson and Tori Remondelli, and senior Austin Smith. Johnson’s strong performance in the pole vault

Saturday earned him the right to move on to the Meet of Champions in Old Bridge yesterday. According to head coach Don Nichols, just being at the Group II finals is a monumental accomplishment for his squad. “Just based on being here and having kids compete says something,” Nichols said Saturday. “This year, we walked away with two division wins and, last year, I do not think they had any,” the coach continued. “We are stepping it up, and the morale and work ethic has changed.”

See BORO, page 35

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