Sports Shorts The Central Jersey Tornados, a 14U Class A fastpitch girls softball team, is looking for a couple of dedicated, competitive players for 2004 spring/summer Pony division softball. The team will play in 8-10 tournaments, including Pony Nationals, and will host the Pony New Jersey state championship. To try out or learn more, e-mail [email protected] or [email protected], or call (732) 264-5938 or (732) 544-1885. The Kean University Coaches’ Basketball Chalk Talk will be held Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kean’s D’Angola Gymnasium. Guest speakers will include Bobby Hurley of St. Anthony’s High School (topic: basketball conditioning drills); Gary Waters of Rutgers University (topic: transition game); Fran Fraschilla, an ESPN TV analyst and former coach at St. John’s University, Manhattan College and the University of New Mexico (topic: set plays); Don Harnum of Rider University (topic: developing your player); Dave Calloway of Monmouth University (topic: match-up defense); Bobby Gonzalez of Manhattan College (topic: pressure defense); Harry Peretta of Villanova University (topic: motion offense; and Derreck Whittenburg of Fordham University (topic: 2-2-1 full court press). The cost is $45 ($55 at the door), and pre-registration deadline is Oct. 8. For any questions, call Michele Sharp, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Kean University, at (908) 737-5458. Heather Anzivino, a freshman at Kean University, has been named the NJ Athletic Conference “Rookie of the Week” in women’s soccer. Anzivino, from the Belford section of Middletown, collected six points on two goals and two assists in Kean’s season-opening win over Mount St. Mary’s, her first collegiate match. She then tallied the Cougars’ only goal in a loss to in-state rival Drew University. The former Middletown North star has recorded three goals and two assists in three games. A new Central Jersey Hawk 14U girls basketball team is forming and seeking a few dedicated and experienced AAU players. Girls cannot turn 15 before 1/1/04. For information, call (732) 673-1811 or e-mail [email protected] A Monmouth-based 12U baseball team is looking for three or four dedicated players for this fall and next spring season. Looking for outfielders and pitchers. Please call (732) 446-2029 or e-mail [email protected] to arrange for a tryout A new AAU girls elite basketball team is being formed by a veteran head coach of recent top NJHS players, now playing in college. The team is seeking experienced AAU players; age group cannot turn 15 before Jan 1, 2004. The team will have fall workouts and training for preparation for high school season, and spring and summer travel to AAU national and college exposure tournaments; e-mail résumé and questions to [email protected] or call (732) 673-1811. Middletown Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball League will be accepting registrations for the 2004 spring season for ages 5-18. Registrations will be taken at the Middletown High School North library conference room on Oct. 8 and 23, and Nov. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. Registrations will be taken at the Babe Ruth club house (McMahon Park) on Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Nov. 1 and 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Al Auerbach at (732) 496-6608. Middletown Babe Ruth is looking for umpires for the spring season. You must be at least 21 years old and have prior umpiring or playing experience. These are paid positions and are for the Rookie Boys (ages 7-8), Minor boys (9-10), Pioneer girls (7-9), and Junior girls (10-12). For more information, contact Dean Sadecki at (732) 787-0589. Coast to Coast Athletics is recruiting New Jersey youth baseball players (ages 11-12, 13-15, and 16-18) to represent the USA in international competition in Puerto Rico and Australia. Outstanding amateurs, selected nationwide, will compete against international all-star teams during the winter, spring and summer school breaks. Each trip lasts 7-14 days and is packed with baseball action, intensive training and cultural excursions. Squads are managed by a staff of top college coaches and pro scouts who provide participating players with a unique perspective on what it’s like to play at the collegiate and professional level. For more information or to request a program application, visit the Web site ww.coasttocoastathletics.com, or call (732) 373-4455. The Shore Athletic Club will hold the 31st Jersey Shore Half Marathon at Gateway National Recreation Area — Sandy Hook Oct. 5 with a start time of 9 a.m. It will also be kicking off the inaugural Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5K. This race will have a start time of 9:05 a.m. There will be no registration at the park. Race day registration will take place at McLoone’s Riverside Restaurant on Ocean Avenue, 2 miles south of Sandy Hook. Race day registration closes at 8:30 a.m. For race information or applications, e-mail [email protected] or call (732) 409-7644, choice 3. Those interested in volunteering to help out during the races should call (732) 431-1039. Icon Sports Inc., in association with the Monmouth Power Sports Club, presents the first annual Icon Classic Fall Slam Fest, open to travel, AAU, and high school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams with players ages 10-17. The Slam Fest will be held Oct. 17-19. For more information, call (732) 833-5020, or e-mail [email protected] The Battle of Monmouth Lady Stallions, a U17 girls’ fall soccer team, is looking for one or two dedicated select players for the future. The Lady Stallions are 15 girls from 11 different high schools who are serious about soccer and were finalists this year in state cup and the National 3 vs. 3 championship in Orlando, Fla., in January. They are looking to play in college showcases and elite tournaments with top competition. Contact [email protected] or check out eteamz.com/Ladystallionssoccer for more information. Or call Bruce at (732) 536-6528.