The Manalapan Braves Division 12 Blue Pee Wee Cheerleaders placed first in the 2012 AYC National Championships in Orlando, Fl.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Braves had not given up a single point all season long going into the championship game.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The baseball team was officially honored by the Manalapan Township Committee for their winning season.
The Manalapan 9U Ripken All-Star squad were presented with an official Manalapan Township proclamation last week by Mayor Susan Cohen. The 9U Ripken All Star Squad were commemorated for capturing the Northern NJ State Title over Edison on July 29, 2012, winning 12-2. This win gave the team their second title in two years, as well as an 11-0 Ripken All Star record. “We are pleased to publicly commend the Manalapan 9U Ripken All Star team for their fine efforts, their sportsmanship, inspired team play, and to extend this token of affection and admiration for which they’re regarded in this community,” Cohen read from the proclamation. All Manalapan 9U Ripken All Star team members, Manager Tom Guidice and Coaches Frank Matrone, Tom Krezel, …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Team makes move to CJ V
The 2012 season will be a year of new things for the Manalapan High School football team. In a story on NJ.com the Braves have moved from Central Jersey Group IV to the newly formed Central Jersey Group V. The new group has plenty of familiar faces from right in the Shore Conference including Brick Memorial, Freehold Township, Howell and Monroe. The Greater Middlesex Conference is also represented in the new group with schools like East Brunswick and Monroe as well as Colonial Valley Conference teams like West Windsor Plainsboro North and Trenton Central. The new group extends all the way up to Hunterdon County and the Skyland Conference with representation from schools like Hunterdon Central.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
An overview of the new Varsity Braves baseball team, made up of only two starters from last year's championship team.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Senior laden squad seek state title
Following one of the most accomplished years in school history, the Manalapan Braves baseball team is poised to achieve unprecedented success. The 2010 season witnessed the Braves reach new heights. Manalapan improved upon a 19-9 mark in 2009 to win a school record 22 victories, all while losing just 8 games. The Braves won the Class A North title outright one year after winning the Public Division crown and finishing second to non-public powerhouse Christian Brothers Academy. A 5-3 victory over Wall High School clinched the school's first Monmouth County Tournament title. And Manalapan advanced to the semifinals of the Shore Conference Tournament, foreshadowing the program's first ever run to the state sectionals in the NJSIAA …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Huelbig hits basket with 3 seconds remaining to foil Manalapan upset. Coach Garretson: "I'm proud of them and I'm going to miss them"
MIDDLETOWN - The Braves were 3 seconds away from upsetting Central Jersey IV's no. 1 seed when Middletown North's Jason Huelbig drove a 2-point dagger into all their hopes and dreams. The Lions scraped out a 56-55 victory over the Braves as Kyle Rubbinaccio's last second shot hit the rim and bounced away. John Martens of Middletown and Anthony Firkser of Manalapan shared the game-high, both posting 23 point games. Firker shot five 3-point bombs for the Braves. Jason Huelbig added 15 for the Lions, and Greg Baker contributed 11 to Manalapan's totals, making three 3-pointers. The Braves jumped out to a 17-9 lead in the first quarter, and were up 34-29 at halftime. Manalapan hit five 3-pointers in the first half. Middletown North took over …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Firkser's 27 point effort powers Manalapan to Round 2 of NJSIAA Central IV Tournament against Middletown North.
WEST WINDSOR - The only regret the Braves (No. 9, 15-8) had as their bus peeled out of the West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School parking lot Monday night was not beating the Knights (No. 8, 16-9) by a greater margin. Manalapan won the opening game in their quest for the NJSIAA Central IV title by a score of 75-62. Sophomore Anthony Firkser put on a dynamic performance, grabbing the game-high with 27 points, and senior Kyle Rubbinaccio played a supporting role in the Braves victory, contributing 20 points. West Windsor's Ethan Harel notched 16 points, and Chris Okorodudu sank three 3-pointers to finish the game with a total of 13 points. Manalapan took the lead in the second quarter and stretched it to 20 points by halftime, going up 51…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Greg Baker's seven 3-pointers help Braves slay Academy Charter Panthers 81-55 on Senior Night.
The class of 2011 was determined to make their mark in what may be the last game they ever play together as Braves on the Manalapan High School basketball court. They did just that, slaying the Academy Charter Panthers by a score of 81-55 as they celebrated Senior Night Thursday evening. Co-captains Greg Baker and Kyle Rubbinaccio were responsible for 48 Braves points. Baker sank seven 3-point buckets - with five in the second quarter alone - and finished the night with a total of 25 points. Rubbinaccio fought hard to get to rebounds and came away with a 23 point performance. Matt Pflanzer also had a strong effort, contributing 11 points. Academy Charter's Keynin Morgan took the game-high with 29 points. Coach Rick Garretson made sure …