first_imgSports Shorts The Deal Golf & Country Club, Deal, will be the setting for the United Way of Monmouth County’s Eighth Annual Spring Tee-Off, planned for May 3. The outing offers golfers a choice of morning or afternoon shotgun starts. The event features an array of prizes and awards in both male and female categories, including, low Calloway, low gross, longest drive, nearest to the pin, and of course Hole-in-One. A super 50/50 raffle will be held in conjunction with the event. The raffle is open to the public; tickets are $10 apiece and only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available at the United Way office at (732) 938-5988. Golfers will enjoy a challenging round of golf, lunch on the first tee, cocktail hour, buffet dinner in the main dinning room with a live auction, and awards program. The rain date for the event is May 6. All proceeds will benefit the programs supported by United Way of Monmouth County, a nonprofit organization that primarily raises funds through payroll deduction for 501 C-3 health and human service agencies. This year, the United Way hopes to distribute approximately $1 million to agencies within the county. April 16 is the deadline for registration for the Spring Tee-Off. To register or for more information, call the United Way of Monmouth County Marketing Department at (732) 938-5988. The Bayshore Women’s Softball League is accepting players, 19 years of age or older. Call (732) 787-4840 or e-mail for more information. The Hazlet Wrecking Crew soccer team beat the Peninsula Eagles, 3-0. Dan Della Pietro had the hat trick, scoring the Crew’s three goals, all in the second half. Sean Wentz controlled the midfield play and assisted on a couple of the goals. Kyle Sullivan came up big at sweeper, leading fullbacks Brian and Kevin Hedges and stopper Gregg Fosket. Goalie Dave Gonzalez stopped everything kicked his way as the Crew posted its fourth shutout in a row. Contributing to the effort were halfbacks Tyler Prata, Dan Fortier, Steve Grobelny and Willie Wallbank, and forwards Alex Stratis, Tom Mauch, Kurt Granai and Cliff Gabriel. The Crew is coached by Bill Wentz, Bill Hedges and Rich Prata. The Wrecking Crew next topped the Marlboro Blue Devils, 3-0, and the Alliane Hornets, 3-2. With the wins they improved to 4-0 and stayed in first place in their division. Against Marlboro, Gonzalez recorded his third straight shutout, while Prata, Wentz and Mauch scored Hazlet’s goals. In the win over the Hornets, Wentz Granai and Della Pietro scored Hazlet’s three goals, with Fortier notching multiple assists. The Husky Soccer Association is conducting sign-ups for the fourth annual season to be held in Aberdeen. The league is open to players from K-adult. Games are played on Sundays during the months of April, May and June. For more information, call (732) 566-0154 or e-mail The 15th annual Jersey Shore Summer Duals, a team and individual competition, will be held from June 28 to July 1 at the Lloyd School from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. This tournament does not include 2004 graduates. The top two teams will advance to the Super Summer Duals competition at Toms River South High School, date to be announced, at no additional cost. USA Wrestling Card not necessary. Thursday will be the individual competition, which is a double-elimination tournament. Awards will be given for first through fifth places. For more information, call Art Perri at (732) 566-0154 or e-mail Chris Keller of Matawan placed fifth in shot put at the 2004 Scholastic Nationals at the New York Armory on March 13. Keller was subsequently named a member of the National Scholastic HS Indoor All-American Team. He threw for a new personal best of 55’ 7.5″, and all his throws exceeded 54’8″. Chris lost fourth place due to a do-over throw by the fifth place competitor, because all five officials actually forgot to measure that throw, which was a lesser throw.last_img

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