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    Winter: Sunday Spotlight features

    Updated Wed, Jul 11, 2012 2:01 PM

    In this edition of New Jersey's Sunday Spotlight features package, we take a look at more high school sports figures with unique stories.

    Winter: Sunday Spotlight features
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    Lerner: Flaherty pacing Manasquan

    While Katelynn Flaherty's gaudy numbers, especially in the post season, speak of her offensive impact, they don’t do the Manasquan leader enough justice.

    Kinney: Lane has been Mr. Consistency

    Plainfield is headed back to the Tournament of Champions final on Tuesday night, and Jahmal Lane is a major reason for that.

    Fitzsimmons: Towns is growing up

    St. Joseph (Met.) 6-foot-10 center Karl Towns, tabbed as the top freshman in America, learned a lot during his fantastic rookie year.

    Lerner: Brown fitting in for Kennedy

    Junior guard Erika Brown resumed action while trying only to enhance an already-established chemistry.

    Kinney: Union Catholic on the rise

    Even though wins were rare in the last three weeks, the infrastructure for an excellent future at Union Catholic is in place.

    Fitzsimmons: HS hoops at Barclays is gold

    Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark - a Morristown graduate - mentioned the possibility of high school hoops at the new Brooklyn arena. It'd be gold.

    Fitzsimmons: Irish eyes are crying

    St. Patrick's basketball team likely played its final game on Thursday. That doesn't take away the school's special miracle, though.

    Kinney: Lane lifts Cardinals in title game

    It was no great surprise that Jahmal Lane delivered so profoundly to the offense once again with the spotlight shining bright.

    Lerner: O'Neil stars for No. 1 Shabazz

    Zaire O'Neil, a 6-foot sophomore forward, helped Shabazz capture the girls Essex County crown on Saturday.

    Fitzsimmons: For Darius, it's all about family

    Darius Hamilton is more than just the football National Defensive Player of the Year. Just ask his little sister, Karrington.

    Lerner: Carter gets offensive for Neptune

    Neptune defensive specialist Nahja Carter is warming up to being an accountable scoring option on the basketball court.

    Kinney: Foster steps up for University

    Keith Foster overcame an ugly injury, and University is clearly relishing its final weeks with its veteran backcourt man.

    Kinney: St. Anthony flexes its muscles

    St. Anthony showed off its best stuff on Saturday to punctuate an exciting week for Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley and his storied program.

    Fitzsimmons: Carey earned his stripes

    Tariq Carey, at first, didn't fit in at St. Anthony. Now, the rejuvenated senior guard feels at home in Bob Hurley's fraternity.

    Lerner: Tough to keep Erika Brown down

    Paterson Kennedy star Erika Brown is making a fast recovery from a terrible ACL injury and anxiously awaits her return.

    Kinney: Irvington has eyes on prize

    Irvington is hoping to clinch the Essex County boys basketball tournament title behind a trio of super scorers and leaders.

    Fitzsimmons: From Paterson to The Show

    Victor Cruz's journey is already worthy of a celebration, simply because the hometown kid whom no one believed in has made believers of everyone.

    Kinney: Golub striving for greatness

    Thanks to the lessons from Dave Warner, Freehold Township coach Brian Golub has his team clicking on all cylinders.

    Fitzsimmons: Farrell is a true leader

    Though just a sophomore, Matt Farrell has emerged as one of the most polished leaders on a New Jersey basketball court.

    Kinney: Bodie guiding East Side hoops

    It's no surprise why guard Aaron Bodie is leading East Side, considering his extreme competitiveness and uncanny work ethic.

    Fitzsimmons: Finding the "Perfect Fit"

    Luther Wright played only 16 games in the NBA before drugs derailed his career. Now clean for nearly seven years, the 7-foot-2 New Jersey native is mentoring high school kids.

    Lerner: Berntsen never wastes a moment

    Forever remembering the tragic death of her brother, Chatham hoops star Amanda Berntsen has blossomed into a leader on and off the court.

    Fitzsimmons: Hurley an icon to fellow legends

    Oak Hill Academy coach Steve Smith, the owner of seven national titles, is a legend in his own right, but still looks up to Bob Hurley.

    Kinney: St. Joe's DeCosey is a winner

    St. Joseph (Metuchen) guard Quenton DeCosey, a Temple commit, has used his competitive edge to become the player he is today.

    Lerner: Mabreys share a close bond

    The Mabrey family developed a bond through basketball, and that's why the clan has influenced the girls hoops landscape in New Jersey.

    Kinney: Remembering coach Carter

    Shabazz coach Hassan Carter died early in the morning of January 1 and immediately left a huge hole where there had once been a rock.

    Fitzsimmons: The world of Tyler Ennis

    St. Benedict's star point guard Tyler Ennis, far from his home in Canada, is working on a dream. Someday, he knows he'll make it.

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