Thursday, December 20, 2012
Grapple at the Garden features top teams and individuals
For high school wrestlers in New Jersey the ultimate individual goal is always to make it to Boardwalk Hall for the state championship tournament. The Wrestlers Many of the same wrestlers that have finished their careers on the podium in Atlantic City have gone on to make a name for themselves at the college level. On Sunday some of the most decorated athletes in Garden State history found themselves in a place they never expected to compete as they took part in the Grapple at the Garden at Madison Square Garden. In its illustrious history of hosting some of the biggest sporting events ever Sunday was the first time collegiate wrestling was held at the place known as the World's Most Famous Arena. The event not only featured some of the …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Will it be RFH... or RBR?
I'm ridiculous for even asking the question, right? Well, here, show your hometown Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs or Red Bank Regional Buccaneers your support by voting for them in this poll... even after the game is over.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Red-hot Red Bank hits the road for a Shore "D" showdown with St. Rose Friday night in Wall.
Editor's Note: Special thanks to RBR parent Igor Rjedkin for the use of the photos in the gallery above. All statistics are through 10 games. 5-4-1 overall, 4-0-1 Shore Conference "D" Division Ranked 84 among NJ high school teams by NJPowerRanking.com After losing the first three games of the season to tougher "C" division opponents Toms River East, Manasquan and Rumson-Fair Haven, the Bucs dropped down to games against their own "D" division opponents and fared better, defeating Marlboro, Ocean (twice) and Jackson Liberty. RBR visited Parsippany over the holiday break and beat them 4-3. If you're an Optimum subscriber, you can watch that game here. The Bucs are third in the Shore "D" with 11 points through 10 games. The duo of Joe Franco …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Red Bank fought hard in their first playoff appearance in six years, but were overrun by undefeated Manasquan. Ross Gisondi hurt on play, but x-rays reveal no fracture.
Manasquan High School played precision football on Saturday and ended Red Bank Regional's post-season play, but not without a fight from the first Buccaneer team to make the playoffs in seven years. The Bucs, 5-3 in the regular season, struggled to find their groove, but held the undefeated Manasquan Warriors to seven points until the last minute of the first half. The Warriors capitalized on opportunities, however, and when time ran out under blue skies at Vic Kubu Warrior Field in Manasquan, the home team had won, 34-7. "Great football teams like Manasquan do all the little things right," said Bucs Head Coach Nick Giglio. "They make big plays when they need them." Giglio, however, said he was proud of his players, who "gained great …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Red Bank fights down field to first consecutive victory since 2005, boosts season record to 3-2.
After a scoreless first half, the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers' stellar defense and laser-like offense lit up Raritan's football field Thursday night to defeat the Rockets 14-7 and give the Bucs a winning record of 3-2 midway through the regular season. Coming off a big win last week against Holmdel, Coach Nick Giglio dangled the carrot before the game: not since 2005 had the Bucs won two games in a row. "We had one simple goal of winning two games in a row," he said. "That was the extra incentive our kids played with tonight." The Bucs came close a couple times in the first half, but neither team put a point on the board. Bucs junior Dillon Stambaugh sacked the Hazlet quarterback in the second quarter, which Giglio credited …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Holmdel couldn't handle a revved up Red Bank, with Alex Fox intercepting two passes as the Buccaneers cruised to victory.
The Red Bank Regional Buccaneers made it look easy Saturday in a crushing defeat of the Holmdel Hornets, bringing their record to 2-2 before a cheering crowd under cloudy skies at their home field in Little Silver. The final score told the story: Bucs 41, Hornets 0. "We play like we practice," said head coach Nick Giglio. "A very simple formula, but it works." Thyeem Crawford drew first blood for the Bucs when he ran in a five-yard pass from quarterback Terrance Scanlon on the Bucs' first drive of the game. The Bucs scored again when Alex Fox intercepted a Holmdel pass; two plays later, fullback Pat Quinn ran the ball in for a touchdown with less than five minutes to go in the first quarter. The Bucs threatened again after Shane …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Defensive battle goes down to the wire -- and in Red Bank's favor.
In the last few seconds of a bruising game against the favored Matawan Regional Huskies, a field goal by senior Mike Malley put Red Bank Regional on top by one and earned RBR its first victory of the season. The Bucs fought back from a touchdown by Matawan early in the first quarter. They tied the game in the second quarter when Senior Tyheem Crawford recovered a Matawan fumble in their own endzone. But the Huskies went up by two in the third with a safety, and the rest of the game was a see-saw battle in which Matawan twice buried the Bucs in their own end with well-placed punts. On their final drive, Red Bank dug out and drove hard to the Huskie goal line. With 15.4 seconds left in regulation time, the Bucs set up for the field goal …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Red Bank returns home to play RFH on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Buccaneers have winning culture in place, but can they live up to expectations?
The numbers haven't been pretty for Red Bank Regional since it last appeared in a state sectional final during the 2003 season. The Bucs have produced just one non-losing season (5-5 in 2004) since then and had not won more than two games in a season until last year's 4-6 campaign. There is a big difference for Red Bank as it heads into the 2011 season, however. Where the question used to be could the Bucs dig out of their almost decade-long hole, today's unknown is just how big of a stride they will take next. “Expectations are really high,” said senior quarterback Terrance Scanlon. “It's almost like it's the first year here for all of us because we've never had expectations or standards to live up to. Now we have something, and it's …