10. Brady Small: In his first season as a high school wrestler, the St. Augustine Prep football standout got three wins at the prestigious Beast of the East Tournament.
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10. Brady Small
9. Brock Zurawski
9. Brock Zurawski: The Lower Cape May junior had two pins while winning the 165-pound championship at last week’s Art Marinelli Wrestling Tournament at Egg Harbor Township.
8. Mainland Regional girls basketbal
8. Mainland Regional girls basketball: The Mustangs (7-0) won the Score at the Shore title last week.
7. Egg Harbor Township boys basketball
7. Egg Harbor Township boys basketball: The Eagles are off to a 7-0 start, which includes a 59-42 victory at Haddonfield.
6. Riley Lerner:
6. Riley Lerner: The Cedar Creek sophomore wrestler began the season with wins at the Bloomfield Girls Tournament and the the Garfield Girls Wrestling Tournament, the Battle at the Bay, and the Queen of the East on Dec. 19.
5. Vineland boys basketball
5. Vineland boys basketball: The Fighting Clan began Thursday with a 5-0 record for its best start in at least a decade. Senior guard Yamere Diggs averaged 23.2 points in the wins.
4. Score at the Shore
4. Score at the Shore: This event at Southern Regional is quickly becoming one of the state’s premier holiday basketball tournaments.
3. Boardwalk Basketball Classic
3. Boardwalk Basketball Classic: Somehow this annual event at the Wildwoods Convention Center last week managed to survive and provide five days of games despite more than 30 postponements and cancellations because of the virus.
2. Snow: If it’s not COVID, it’s snow. When do we get a break?
1. COVID-19: Check schedule websites for updates and in some cases fan restrictions. The surge has made for a hectic start to the winter season.