Good morning everyone. Well, thankfully, Irene is now gone, but I am well into recovery mode. Actually, well into evacuation mode. The flooding from my neighborhood was the worst ever in the wake of Irene.
We had over five inches of rain here in South Plainfield, but couple that with the 10 inches of rainfall already prior to the storm from recent August rains and the surge that flowed in from Raritan Bay, and you had record flooding in my spots throughout Jersey.
With the water levels rising on Sunday morning, my family decided to shut off the gas and electricity, and evacuate. We are currently staying in a hotel in the area. I am making regular updates to the blog at hurricaneville.com. You can follow information on the storm from there, or via the twitter and facebook pages for Hurricaneville.
I don’t know when I will be back in town at the house. Hopefully, soon. Until then, I will try to make more updates in the blog periodically. Stay safe.
Here are video highlights from the game played between J.F. Kennedy and Woodbridge on the final night of the regular season at the Rahway Summer League. Led by soon to be senior forward, Kyle Pearson, Woodbridge went on a 17-6 run to end the first half to break away from a 12-9 lead for a 29-15 advantage at the intermission. Kennedy got within eight points in the second half, but couldn’t get any closer as the Barrons won 52-42.
Here are video highlights from a summer league game played between J.P. Stevens and J.F. Kennedy at the Rahway Summer League back on July 15th. The Hawks led 36-24 in the second half when they went on an 8-0 run to put the game away. Xavier Johnson had two threes and Sky Harris sank a jumper to key the run for Stevens, which went on to win 46-30.
Video Highlights–St. Peter’s Prep vs. Princeton Day School–Summer Prime Time Shootout–August 12, 2011August 19, 2011 on 1:31 am | In Video Highlights, Summer Prime Time Shootout | Comments Off
Here are video highlights from the first half of action between St. Peter’s Prep and Princeton Day School on the first night of action from the 2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout at Allentown High School in the Upper Freehold District of Monmouth County. St. Peter’s Prep jumped out to a 9-3 lead early, but Princeton Day hung tough early on by closing the gap to 17-11 midway through the first half. However, the Marauders, which reached the finals of the Linden Summer League playoffs, closed the first half with a 10-2 spurt for a 27-13 lead at the intermission, and then outscored PDS by a 27-9 margin in the second half for the 54-22 win.
Here are video highlights from the contest between Rutgers Prep and Franklin on the final night of play in the 2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout from Allentown High School in the Upper Freehold District of Monmouth County. The Argonauts broke open the game with a 27-1 tear from late in the first half into the early part of the second half for a 44-13 lead en route to a 56-26 victory. Enjoy.
Here are the video highlights from the second half of Ewing’s victory over St. Peter’s Prep of Jersey City on the final day of action from the 2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout. It was a low scoring second half with Ewing outscoring St. Peter’s Prep by a 16-7 margin in the final period of action to pull away from a 20-11 halftime lead to come up with a 36-18 win. The Blue Devils had an 8-0 run that turned a 27-16 lead into a 35-16 advantage. Enjoy.
Video Highlights–William Allen (PA) vs. Princeton Day School–Summer Prime Time Shootout–August 14, 2011August 18, 2011 on 9:47 pm | In Video Highlights, Summer Prime Time Shootout | Comments Off
Here are the video highlights from the final 6:03 of the game between William Allen of Pennsylvania and the Princeton Day School from the final day of action at the 2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout. PDS rallied from a 34-25 deficit with 17 minutes to play to take a one point lead with under six minutes to play. William Allen rallied with six straight points for a 46-41 lead before PDS fought back with eight straight points to take a 49-46 lead and hung on to a 49-48 victory. Enjoy.
ALLENTOWN, NJ–Over the three days at the 2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout, the three teams from the Greater Middlesex Conference performed fairly well. Combined the three squads of East Brunswick, Piscataway, and St. Joseph’s were 7-5 overall including a 5-1 mark on the second day of action.
P-Way was one of the three teams that were undefeated in the event at (4-0). The other two unbeaten teams were Plainfield and St. Patrick’s. East Brunswick split its four games by losing the first two on Friday, and winning the last two on Saturday. St. Joseph’s played a very tough schedule that included the likes of Plainfield, St. Patrick’s, and St. Benedict’s, and finished up 1-3. The three GMC teams were 0-2 on Friday, 5-1 on Saturday, and 2-2 on Sunday.
Breaking down the wins and losses by opposing conferences, the GMC was 1-0 against the Colonial Valley Conference, Shore Conference, Suburban One Conference (PA), and the Shoreline Conference (CT). The league went 2-1 against the Olympic Conference, 1-1 versus the Burlington County Scholastic League, 0-1 versus Independents, and 0-2 against the Union County Conference.
ALLENTOWN, NJ–With all of the results in from the three days of action in the 2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout, GMC Hoops took the time out to put together the final standings from the three days of basketball at Allentown High School in the Upper Freehold District of Monmouth County.
2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout–Final Standings
- Piscataway (4-0)
- Plainfield (4-0)
- St. Patrick’s (4-0)
- St. Benedict’s (5-1)
- Eastern (3-1)
- New Egypt (3-1)
- Notre Dame (3-1)
- Pennsbury (3-1)
- Rancocas Valley (3-1)
- Ridge (3-1)
- Rutgers Prep (3-1)
- Trenton Catholic (3-1)
- Windsor (CT) (3-1)
- Hun (4-2)
- East Brunswick (2-2)
- Middle Township (2-2)
- Monsignor McClancy (2-2)
- Paul VI (2-2)
- Roselle Catholic (2-2)
- Shabazz (2-2)
- William Allen (PA) (2-2)
- Robbinsville (2-3)
- Burlington Township (1-3)
- Cherry Hill East (1-3)
- Ewing (1-3)
- Hyde (CT) (1-3)
- Lakewood (1-3)
- Plymouth-Whitemarsh (PA) (1-3)
- Princeton Day School (1-3)
- St. Joseph’s (1-3)
- St. Peter’s Prep (1-3)
- West Windsor-Plainsboro South (1-3)
- Capital Prep (0-1)
- Allentown (0-4)
- Point Pleasant Beach (0-4)
- Franklin Township (0-4)
GMC Hoops plans to have team stats as well as video and more game articles from action at the Summer Prime Time Shootout posted soon.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ–On Wednesday morning, the Newark Star-Ledger reported that the NJSIAA has made significant changes to the Non-Public Brackets for soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, and football. Many of the changes will have a big impact on the GMC teams in boys basketball.
Citing more teams in the non-public school brackets in North Jersey as well as enrollment and geographic location, the NJSIAA decided to switch St. Patrick’s as well as Gill St. Bernard’s, Marist, Roselle Catholic, and St. Mary’s of Elizabeth to the Non-Public B South bracket. Meanwhile, last year’s Non-Public B South finalist, Gloucester Catholic moved up to Non-Public South A along with St. Rose of Belmar and Holy Cross of Delran. Immaculata of Somerville also switched to Non-Public A South after being in Non-Public A North for years.
These changes have a big impact on the GMC teams, especially Cardinal McCarrick, which won the Non-Public B South Championship over Gloucester Catholic this past season. The Eagles, which have won three sectional titles since 2003, will now have to go through a much tougher field. In addition to having to compete with Trenton Catholic, Cardy Mac will now have to battle with St. Pat’s and Gill, two of the Final Four from Non-Public B North last season along with an improved Roselle Catholic, St. Mary’s of Elizabeth and Marist.
St. Joseph’s, which will begin play in football this coming fall, was placed in the Non-Public Group IV field with the likes of powerhouse programs such as Bergen Catholic, Don Bosco Prep, Notre Dame, and St. Peter’s Prep. The Falcons and Bishop Ahr will now have to contend with the likes of Immaculata in basketball along with CBA, Camden Catholic, and T of C semifinalist, St. Augustine. Read more about these changes in the Star-Ledger article.