School News: Inductees Announced for Athletic Hall of Fame

Feb 08, 2019

Dan Higgins (Class of 2013,) Avery Hodgson-Walters (Class of 2010), Nick Jinks (Class of 2013,) Luke King (Class of 2013), Greg Miele (Class of 2005,) Ryan North (Class of 2012) and Coach Virginia Lambert will be inducted into this year’s Southern Regional Athletic Hall of Fame. The team inductees include the 2013 and 2014 boys volleyball teams, NJSIAA state champions; the 2012 boys volleyball team, NJSIAA South Jersey sectional champions; and the 2013 and 2014 boys lacrosse teams, NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 sectional champions.

The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Calloways restaurant in Staffordville. Advance tickets are $20, which includes appetizers and a buffet ,with a cash bar. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25. For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Susan Spaschak at 609-597-9481, extension 4319 or by email at sspaschak@srsd.net.

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The annual Southern Regional Fishing Flea Market is set for Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Southern Regional Middle School. This is one of the largest fishing shows in Ocean County, with over 100 tables of new and used fishing gear and tackle. Experts such as Harold Eckett and Chuck Nagel will present informational seminars at 9, 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. Raffles will be held every half hour.

Admission is $4; children younger than 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club. The funds also go to providing scholarships for four-year members of the club.

For additional show information, contact Jason Hoch, 609-597-9481, extension 2120, or jhoch@srsd.net.

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Southern Regional senior Erin Moran has been accepted as a trainer in the Thoroughbred Makeover 2019 in Kentucky in October. This program takes potential horse trainers with horse knowledge and horse riding ability to retrain racing thoroughbreds and make them into show horses. Participants vie for $100,000 in prize money.  

Moran is working with George, a 4-year-old thoroughbred that broke his ankle on the track, who is now healed and ready for a new career.

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