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first_imgThe Central Jersey Umpires Association is looking for a few good men and women. The association is expanding and needs candidates to umpire baseball and softball games. Serious prospects only, please. Great part-time job starting in March and running through November. Mid-day availability a major plus. For those interested, classes will begin Feb. 15 and run until March 22. Classes will be held at the Matawan Rec Center on Broad Street on Wednesday nights only. For further information, call Bruce at (732) 264-7131. A.J Senerchia of Lincroft was recently named a 2006 Puma Preseason High School All-American. Puma utilizes the Baseball Factory and Team One Baseball to locate the top players from across the country. Professional scouts select players based on an outstanding performance at a previous event. A.J. was selected to represent the Northeast as a catcher from more than 5,000 high school players from across the country in 2005. He was chosen to travel to Tucson, Ariz., and the Kino Sports Complex, spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to participate in the Puma Pre-Season All-American Tournament, Jan. 13-16. Senerchia, a senior at Middletown High School South, hopes the nomination will help propel him to successfully compete at the collegiate level. A.J. recently finished a great fall season of baseball playing for the Middletown Lions of the ABCCCL Jersey Shore wood bat league. He batted .570 with an on-base percentage of .700, and was chosen to represent his team as an all-star. This past summer he was chosen as an all-star and MVP for his American Legion team. St. Mary’s Athletic Association will be conducting sign-ups for the spring soccer (ages 4-14) program. The sign-ups will be held in St. Mary’s lobby on Wednesday, Feb. 8 (7-9 p.m.) and Feb. 15 (7-9 p.m.) For more information and to sign up via mail, see the Web site For more information, call Tom at (908) 492-4467. The Monmouth Women’s Softball League (modified pitch league) is looking for players and teams for its Sunday/Monday night league. The season starts late April and runs through August. For more information, call (732) 213-8216 or e-mail The Lincroft Knights, a U11 boys competitive travel baseball team, is looking for players for the spring and fall season. Spring games are on Sundays. Players must be born on or after May 1, 1994. Tryouts are on Sunday, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at the St. Leo the Great gym in Lincroft. Residency is not required. For more information, call (732) 530-7305 or e-mail The Shore Umpires Association will be conducting classes for interested candidates looking to become certified in New Jersey to umpire high school baseball/softball games. Classes will begin on Feb. 15. For more information and an application, e-mail Vinny Smith at or send a letter of interest to 42 Tindall Road, Middletown 07748. The association supplies umpires for the Shore Conference. The Bayshore Warriors, located out of the Matawan/Old Bridge area, a U11 travel baseball team, is looking for competitive and dedicated players and parents for the spring season. Tryouts will be in February. Contact the coach at (732) 970-8889 or e-mail Become a certified ASA Umpire. Classes are being formed for the 2006 season. Interested individuals should contact the District V umpire-in-chief Hal Schwartz at (732) 290-7841 or e-mail at Classes are scheduled to begin in February and will run for approximately six weeks. Shore Track and Field Association Inc. will train interested men and women into certified officials through two courses beginning in January. While no prior experience is necessary, cadets will be educated in the rules and policies governing interscholastic sports for a period of six weeks, culminating with a closed-book, 100-question exam. Candidates need to bring two letters of reference as to why they would make good officials. In Monmouth County, telephone instructors Michael and Kathy Uhrich at (732) 741-1381. Classes will be held at Red Bank Catholic High School.last_img

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