By Noah Jamieson
The boys’ soccer team had a rough season this year, losing every game but one. Their final record was 1-8 which was almost the opposite of last year. Even though they didn’t hit the same amount of success as last year, it doesn’t mean they are not successful. They started out with a close game and a nice opener for the season.
In the little time they had before the season opener, the boys trained hard, making old skills better while developing new ones, working day after day to get prepared for a season of who knows what. The boys worked on all stuff ranging from corner kicks to straight up running. When the time arrived, the boys believed they were ready.
The opening game was against Avon. The boys managed to score in the first couple of minutes. Goals were traded back and forth but in the end, the Avon team managed to get a win. It was a hard loss for the boys of Bradley Beach. The final score was 4-2. That didn’t stop them though. They came out the next game strong. Sadly, that ended up as a loss too with a final score of 6-2. Just because the boys were losing doesn’t mean they weren’t improving. They saw what went wrong during their games and worked hard to improve. Every game from them was loss after loss after loss. Some were closer than others. There was an away game at Avon that ended up being a really close game. The score was 3-2. One day, it seemed like all the practice had payed off. A home game against Lavalette. Something changed. They were determined to win, which they did. The team had goal after goal and ended up crushing our opponents, with a final score of 6-1. Even though the boys lost a majority of their games, they never gave up. Overall, win or lose, I think the boys soccer team played great this season, and they will bounce back next year!
(Photos Courtesy of Lenore Cooperman)
By Claire Cooperman, Reporter
Bradley Beach girls soccer has come to a close with three wins and eight losses this season. Ms. Maclearie and Ms. Hammell were coaches again this year, motivating the girls to work hard and do their best, even if their best is not always winning. There were 15 players on the team. Read more
Photos courtesy of Bridget Antonucci.
Students enjoying field day at the Bradley Beach Recreation Center.
By Heidi Ruiz Otero, Reporter
By Arely Rubio, Sports Editor
With the girls basketball season ending, softball comes creepin’ on in. Ms. Oliviera will be returning to the school to coach softball this year. Although Mrs. Vilardi did an amazing job coaching, and led us to 2nd place, she will be taking a break and planning for her new baby (congratulations!). Ms. Oliviera coached us two years ago and is coming back for this season. For those who are not familiar with her, she worked here at Bradley Beach a couple of years ago. While she was here she coached players who learned so much as a consequence! This year our season is going great with only one loss, one tie, and four wins! Not to mention the great energy the team of 13 has! With our upcoming games April 30, May 3, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, and many more we would love to see support for our home games, and maybe some away games. With our last game it was an edge-of-your-seat game. In the sixth inning, we were up by one and they were up to bat, all we had to do was hold them. After that inning sadly they scored one run, now all we had to was score runs. Unfortunately they had a good inning and we walked away with a tie, 8-8. Hopefully this year will continue to be a great season and even possibly making the finals, I am excited for this season and what Mrs. Oliviera will continue to teach us!
By Arely Rubio
The season for the girls basketball was the best season that the girls had in a very long time. For a while the girls basketball team hasn’t been so good, for many years we have not won a game. This year was different we won four games and it was an amazing season for both coaches and players. And let me tell you those wins were definitely needed this season. Our wins were the first of 3 ½ years. With four wins and ten losses and the girl learned from their losses and carried improvement in the following games, and that brought out our four wins. Ms. Hamell, the head coach, led us to one of out best seasons with the help of Ms. Maclearie. Our wins against Avon, Belmar, Deal, and Neptune City were an improvement of our losses. This was a great season and hopefully we will carry on the improvement next year and bring some more wins to Bradley Beach!
By Arely Rubio, Sports Editor
What a great season for the boys basketball, with a record of 12 wins and 3 losses! St. Catherines was their last game and fun to watch, even though the end score wasn’t the best. They played hard and had great defense. Not to mention some good ball passing and communication on the court. The final score of that game was 41-28 loss.