2013-02-13 / Sports

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The Jackson Renegades, a girls fast pitch softball team, is looking for players to complete their rosters for their 10U, 12U, 16U and 18U divisions.

Interested players should email jacksonrenegadessoftball@yahoo.com.

For additional information, go online to the Renegades’ website at www.eteamz.com/jacksonrenegades/.

Justin Frick will be saluted by his Shore Athletic Club teammates and friends, and presented the Johnny Hayes Memorial Trophy, at the annual Shore AC Awards Banquet coming up on Feb. 15 at The English Manor.

Frick, the Freehold High School and Princeton University graduate, set a personal high jump record of 7-4 1/2 inches while placing fifth at last June’s U.S.A. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. He has returned to Princeton and now serves as assistant coach of the Tigers’ track and field team.

At Freehold, Frick was a state champion and All-American in the high jump. At Princeton, he won Ivy League titles and was an All-American.

The Hayes Trophy, named for the famed runner and former Spring Lake Heights resident who won the 1908 Olympic marathon — the first marathon staged at the now-standard distance of 26 miles, 385 yards, annually honors the Shore AC’s athlete of the year.

Howell’s Ben Esposito and Colts Neck’s Peter Ottaviano collected their 100th career wins on the wrestling mat this season.

Esposito, a senior, is 26-0 wrestling at 132 or 138 pounds for the Rebels. He is the eighth Rebels wrestler to register 100 career wins. He will be the defending champion when the NJSIAA District 21 Tournament begins on Feb. 23 at Manalapan High School. This year, Howell captured its eight consecutive Shore Conference A North Division championships.

Ottaviano, who is also a senior, wrestles at 126 or 132 pounds. He is only the third Cougars wrestler to reach 100 career wins. He is 22-7 this year.

RTC Training is offering a Cool Runners Fitness Camp for boys and girls in grades K- 8. This clinic is in partnership with West Long Branch Sports Association and Michael Thorne Scholarship Run and will be held on consecutive Thursdays from April 11 to May 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Sorentino Park in West Long Branch.

This fitness camp leads up to the Michael Thorne Scholarship 4- and 1-mile races, scheduled for May 19 at Franklin Lake in West Long Branch. The cost for the camp is $95 and includes registration for the 1-mile race, RTC Training t-shirt, race t-shirt, race medal and much more. This camp is open to kids from all towns.

This clinic is designed to help prepare the kids for the 4-mile or 1-mile and provide a fun, positive environment, while developing fitness, self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Campers will participate in warmup and cool down sessions, drills, fitness games and races. This camp is offered by former All-Shore, All-State and All-East runner Robert Cavanaugh, director of RTC Training, who is a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified coach.

More information and registration forms can be found at www.RTC-Training.com or by calling 732-406-4454.

Linda Toscano, Chapter Seven and Walnridge Farm were among the honorees at the 56th Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon on Jan. 27 at Charley’s Other Brother.

Toscano, who is from Freehold and the trainer of Chapter Seven, was saluted with the Governor’s Cup. Walnridge Farm of Cream Ridge was recognized as Breeder of the Year.

It was an historic 2013 for Toscano. She became the first female trainer to win the Hambletonian (with Market Share), the sport’s biggest race, and the first woman trainer to be named Trainer of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. She was tabbed by the New Jersey Sports Writers as the Harness Trainer of the Year. Toscano enjoyed her finest season in 2012 with her horses earning $6.71 million in purses. During her career, she has won 1,439 races and $34 million in purses.

Chapter Seven was the recipient of the New Jersey Standardbred Horse of the Year Award.

Additionally, pacing filly Sarandon Blue Chip was saluted as the New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Horse of the Year for 2012. The award for New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Division Horse of the Year went to the 3-year-old trotting filly Aunt Mel.

This summer, the New York Giants will offer 22 non-contact football camps in 21 communities in the Tri-State Area. Each five-day camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camps are available to kids ages 6-14.

Kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the New York Giants way. All programs provide safe, non-contact football instruction, athletic skill development, life skills, fitness and agility training.

All camps feature Giants Camp Heroes like Bill Ard, Stephen Baker, Chris Calloway, Eric Dorsey, Sam Garnes, Rod Hampton, Terry Kinard, Curtis McGriff, Odessa Turner and Perry Williams.

Through community-based programs, the Giants are making high quality and safe football experiences available to both experienced players and newcomers to the game. The camp cost is $459 with early registration discounts available.

The camps in the area are at Lakewood Parks and Recreation, July 8-12, and the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, July 8-12

Visit: www.NYGiantsCamps.com or call 877-226-9919 for more information.

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