Well, after a packed week with the lead up to the US Army All Shore Gridiron Classic, it’s time for me to disappear for a few days with Miss All Shore Media. I hope everyone enjoyed Friday night’s game at Brick and thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting Shore Conference football. We are working on getting the game in its entirety posted on the site along with a few other things.
I will be back by Saturday of this week after heading off to a Caribbean destination. You know the guy in the Corona commercial who hears his cell phone buzzing and promptly skips it into the ocean? Yeah, that would be me.
On Sunday, I took a trip over to Waterfront Park in Trenton with some friends to check out former Red Bank Catholic star outfielder Ryan Kalish, who is in Double A with the Boston Red Sox organization and is one of their top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a 2-1 loss to the Thunder. Kalish has really come on after a slow start, but you could tell he was a little tired before the game with all the obligations of seeing all his friends and family in the Portland Sea Dogs’ trip to New Jersey. Good luck to him as he continues his ascension in the system. Don’t be surprised to hear his name pop up around the July 31 MLB trade deadline because Boston’s system is chock full of talent and Kalish could be a piece in a deal to land a big-time player to put the Red Sox over the top.
A few dates to keep an eye on while I’m gone – Wednesday is the latest Board of Education meeting in Manasquan, so we’ll see if the Warriors will approve a new girls basketball coach to head up a team that will now include St. John Vianney star transfer Michaela Mabrey. Also, July 27 is the next Freehold Regional District Board of Ed meeting, where we may find out who is going to get the head job for the loaded Colts Neck girls basketball team as well as the Marlboro boys basketball job, where Columbia University assistant Andrew Theokas could be getting the position with the Mustangs. July 30th is the next meeting for the Shore Regional Board of Ed, so we’ll see if Doug Shaw’s replacement on the boys basketball team will be approved.
I hope everybody has a good week, and I’ll catch up on everything when I return.