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Middlesex High School Photos
Junior Olivia Nilsen buried six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points as Bound Brook pulled away for a 67-52 victory over neighboring Middlesex before a standing-room-only crowd for its first sectional title
Scrapping its signature man to man for a 2-3 zone, St. Rose found the defensive formula necessary to topple previously-unbeaten East Orange, 49-24.
Defending champion Shore the measuring stick; Middlesex poses a threat; Shore's Jack Britton the player to watch
Senior Chris Nedilsky elevated his pitching performance with runners on base, including a precarious top of the seventh, to drive Emerson Boro past Middlesex, 3-1, in the NJSIAA Group 1 state final
Quick look at matchups, times, sites and players to watch for the NJSIAA state finals in Toms River
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Connor Johnson worked quick and efficient as did the offense of eighth-seeded Sayreville, which clicked for five runs in the first on the way to an 18-0 victory over 24th-seeded Dunellen in the first round of the GMC Tournament
Junior Tom Persichetti ignited a two-run uprising with opportunistic hustle while tournament MVP Derek Schmidt got the backing of stellar defense to power second-seeded Notre Dame to a 3-0 decision over top-seeded Steinter in the Mercer County Tournament final
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