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Alina DePalma releases Point Boro ice hockey video

December 2, 2012

 

The Point Boro ice hockey team had a magical season in 2012.

That is probably one reason, Alina DePalma, the daughter of Point Boro ice hockey coach Alex DePalma, decided to make a video to recap the year.

Last year, the Point Boro head ice hockey navigated through the state playoffs as an underdog ranked number 21 in the Public B section of the state playoffs and went on to overachieve, reaching the quarterfinal round until being knocked out by the eventual state champion, Summit, 4-0.

After four sub-par seasons, the Panthers have compiled a 18-4-3 record. This includes tying the Gordon division’s Pope John XXIII Regional, and wins over St. Rose and Rumson.

Point Boro also won the 2011 Winding River Holiday Tournament in Toms River earlier in the season with a 4-2 victory over the Crimson Knights of Wall.

Also, more importantly, during the season on Sundays when most high school students were sleeping in from a long week of school, DePalma encouraged his team to wake up at 7:30 a.m. to help out with the Brick Challenger Program, which enables special needs children to experience the joy, competition and teamwork that are such unique parts of playing hockey. The team dealt with players who never had the opportunity to suit up and play before. This led the team to be honored from NJ First Lady Mary Pat Christie at the Ocean Ice Palace in Brick earlier this year.

For more on the Point Boro ice hockey team, be sure to watch Alina DePalma’s video above. Also the 2012-2013 Point Boro ice hockey preview story will be released in Friday’s issue of The Ocean Star.

Lady Panthers fall to Warriors in the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group II semifinals

November 16, 2012

Striker Aubry Jones scored an overtime goal in the 85th minute to lead the fourteenth-seeded Manasqun Warriors to a 3-2 road victory over seventh-seeded Point Pleasant Boro Panthers, yesterday, in the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group II tournament semifinals.

Point Boro senior Kerry Malleck scored both goals for Point Pleasant, which included one in the 71st minute to send the game into overtime. Caroline Duerr and Courtney Hagaman also punched in goals for Manasquan. The Manasquan Warriors will play either top-seeded Bordentown or fifth-seeded Rumson. The semifinal game between the two teams will be played at 2 p.m. today. Here is post game comments from the Point Boro soccer team about the season-ending loss.
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Panthers win B South

October 23, 2012

On Monday, Point Boro senior Kellen O’Hara had a chance to go on a class trip to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford to see where the New York Giants play.
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Macchi scores game winner to lead Boro over Barnegat

October 23, 2012

The Point Boro girls soccer team has surpassed the .500 mark for the first time this season, improving to a 8-7-2 record on the year with a 2-1 victory over Barnegat at Al Saner Stadium on Monday evening.
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Postgame notebook: Beach football bests Highland Park

October 22, 2012

All three senior running backs for the Point Beach Garnet Gulls scored touchdowns in a 49-23 road win over Highland Park High School. Danny Tighe rushed for three touchdowns, Andre Cochran had two, and Kyle Samaritano finished with one. Also, sophomore quarterback Jake Fioretti tossed the ball to senior tight end Bill Barry to put the Gulls ahead 42-7 at the half. Here is what Point Beach coach John Wagner had to say following the game.
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Postgame Notebook: Panthers beat Bengals

October 19, 2012

Point Boro held Barnegat scoreless in the second half to pull off a 23-13 win at Al Saner Stadium, tonight. Point Boro senior running back Ryan Prout and senior wide receiver Kyle McGarry both scored touchdowns. Brett Blank was 3-for-4 on field goals and made two extra points. Senior defensive back Chris Oliphant and senior linebacker Kurt Van Benschoten both had interceptions in the game. Here is the postgame quotes following the game from McGarry and Point Boro head coach Sean Henry.

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Flaherty, Mabrey NJSIAA Eligibility hearing date moved

October 17, 2012

Recent transfers Katelynn Flaherty and Marina Mabrey from the 2012 Tournament of Champions Manasquan girls team to Point Beach NJSIAA hearing date on athletic eligibility moved from Nov. 7. to Nov. 13.

A hearing with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association [NJSIAA] has been scheduled for November after the Manasquan principal and athletic director refused to sign the form to grant a transfer request, citing academic advantage as a reason.

According to the NJSIAA, athletic advantage is defined as, but not limited to, seeking a superior athletic team, seeking relief due to a conflict with the philosophy or action of an administrator, teacher or coach relating to sports, seeking a team consistent with the student’s athletic abilities or seeking a means to nullify punitive action by the previous school.