Watch Friday 5.24 JSZ Girls Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
Sectional champions were crowned around the state on Friday, as we’re down to the final four in each group. Check back throughout the night for championship highlights and reaction! (2) Notre Dame 10 (1) Red Bank Regional 6 – Central Group 3 Final The Notre Dame Irish took home their second Central Jersey Group 3 title in the past three years, defeating Red Bank Regional 10-6. Notre Dame’s Jessica Pisani scored the game-high with five goals. Julia DellAngelo and Danielle Losier each scored two goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Thank you to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring our Red Bank Regional coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage! (1) Princeton 10 (2) Rancocas Valley 5 – Central Group 4 Final Top-seeded Princeton captured its second straight Central Jersey Group 4 title with a 10-5 win over second seed Rancocas Valley. The No. 19 Tigers trailed 4-2 at the half off of four scores from RV’s Madelyn Uetz, but in the second act Princeton showed why it is the defending champ. Kate Becker and Shaylah Marciano tied the game with two early goals before Michigan commit Mariana Lopez-Ona joined in on the fun to eventually push that lead to 9-5 in the closing minutes. Becker finished with a pair of goals while Marciano and Lopez-Ona each had hat tricks. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage! (2) Madison 11 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 5 – North 2 Group 2 Final The #2 Madison Dodgers ended #1 Rumson-Fair Haven’s 14-game winning streak in an upset win on Friday afternoon, advancing to the Group 2 State Semifinals. The Dodgers led by three at the half. Madison’s Ginny Taylor scored the game-high with four goals. Boston University commit Lauren Kaye scored three goals for the Dodgers. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: Thank you to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage! (1) Haddonfield 15 (2) Camden Catholic 8 – South Group 2 Final The Haddons captured their third consecutive sectional title, and their second straight against the Irish. Gabi Connor led the way with five goals in the win. Caroline Beckett scored four goals for the 6th-ranked Bulldawgs. Kate Walsh scored three goals for Camden Catholic in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield and Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Tuesday 5.21 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
We’re now in the thick of the lacrosse state playoffs and Jersey Sports Zone has action from both the boys’ and girls’ bracket as the season quickly comes to a close. Check out all the highlights below! (1) Seton Hall Prep 10 (9) Pope John 2 – Boys – Non-Public A Quarterfinals Although they might have been plagued by a slow start, Seton Hall Prep was all business in the second half as they scored nine unanswered goals to take down Pope John in the sectional quarterfinals. Four Prep players scored at least two goals in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: (2) Camden Catholic 9 (3) Middle Twp. 8 – Girls – South Group 2 Semifinal The Irish rallied from three goals down in the second half to punch a ticket back to a sectional final. Brynn Eilbacher scored the game-winner with 20 seconds left. Eilbacher finished with two goals on the day, with Kate Walsh leading the way for Camden Catholic with four goals. La Salle commit Kira Sides led the Panthers with four goals in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as the Irish advance to face top-seeded Haddonfield in the South Jersey Group 2 title game: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. (1) Manasquan 10 (5) Cinnaminson 8 – Girls – Central Group 2 Semifinal The #1 Manasquan Warriors advanced to the Central Group 2 Final on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Cinnaminson 10-8. The Warriors went into the second half fired up, scoring seven goals. Ohio State commit, Janie Cowley, scored the game-high with four goals. High Point commit, Jenna Harms, put in the second highest with three goals. Manasquan will play in the Central Jersey Group 2 sectional final on Friday. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Manasquan: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our coverage of Cinnaminson! (1) Princeton 21 (4) Howell 4 – Girls – Central Group 4 Semifinal No. 16 in the NJ Top 20, Princeton advanced to its second consecutive Central Group 4 Final with a win over Howell. The Tigers wasted no time taking a lead thanks to Kathryn DeMilt who landed a hat trick with 13 minutes remaining in the first half to give Princeton a 7-1 lead. DeMilt would finish with six goals total on the day while Marianna Lopez-Ona and Eva Petrone both had four. Reigning sectional champs Princeton advances to take on second-seeded Rancocas Valley in the final on 5/24. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!
Watch Friday 5.17 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The New Jersey lacrosse playoffs are in full swing, and JSZ has you covered with action from all around the state. Check back throughout the night for boys and girls playoff highlights! Allentown 11 Seneca 6 – Boys – South Group 2 Quarterfinal Fifth seed Allentown advanced to the South Group 2 Semifinals with an 11-6 victory over 13th-seeded Seneca. The Red Birds got some help from Jared Jordan early who had a hat trick in the first period to give them a 7-1 lead. Towards the end of the second and throughout the third quarter, Seneca started mounting a comeback to cut it to just 9-6 heading into the fourth. However Jared Jordan along with Clayton Moench tacked on a pair scores to keep the game out of reach for the Eagles. Moench and Peter Pinto ended the day with hat tricks while Jared Jordan had four goals including his 100th career goal. Allentown will face the winner of #8 Holmdel and #1 Rumson-Fair Haven in the semifinals on 5/22. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! No. 8 St. Augustine 20 Camden Catholic 1 – Boys – Non-Public A Opening Round David Burr and Mikey Vanaman each scored hat tricks as the Hermits overwhelmed the Irish to begin the Non-Public A playoffs. Third-seeded St. Augustine advances to face either #6 CBA or #11 Red Bank Catholic in the quarterfinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Richland: Coverage of Camden Catholic is sponsored by NJM Insurance. Hillsborough 12 Westfield 11 – Girls – North 2 Group 4 Quarterfinal Lisa Ross had three goals and four assists including the game winning goal with :40 seconds remaining to give the Raiders a spot in the sectional semis and a matchup with top seed Bridgewater-Raritan. The Raiders seniors had prom later that evening and rushed off the field following the win to get ready for their big night. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hillsborough High: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to bring this great game. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates sponsors our Hillsborough Raiders coverage and thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield. No. 18 Eastern 16 Washington Twp. 9 – Girls – South Group 4 Quarterfinal The top-seeded Vikings raced out to 12-3 halftime lead against the eighth-seeded Minutemaids. Ryleigh Heck, Jenna Casole, and Victoria Accardo each scored four goals to lead the way for Eastern. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the Vikings advance to face #5 Cherokee in the sectional semifinals: Coverage of Eastern and Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Toms River North 15 Monroe 7 – Girls – Central Group 4 Quarterfinal The Toms River North Mariners advanced to the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals on Friday night, defeating Monroe 15-7. Selena Carrington scored the game-high with five goals. University of Pittsburgh soccer commit, Marisa Tava, scored the second highest number of goals with four. The Mariners will face Rancocas Valley on Tuesday for the Semifinal round. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Toms River: Thank you to CJA Construction for sponsoring our Toms River North coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage!
Watch Friday 5.3 JSZ Baseball Highlights
There’s nothing quite like great baseball to kick off the weekend! JSZ has coverage from three diamonds in all corners of the state , including highlights from New Jersey’s newest No. 1 team; Hamilton West dealing Notre Dame its first loss of the year; and Hun outlasting a North Jersey power. Enjoy! No. 17 Hamilton West 2 No. 12 Notre Dame 0 No. 17 Hamilton West shocked fans in Mercer County as they upset No. 12 Notre Dame to hand them their first loss in 2019. It was a tight game from start to finish, the only two runs came in the bottom of the fourth when West scored on a wild pitch and sacrifice fly. While there wasn’t a lot of offense the Hornets relied on pitching to lift them up. Nate Diaz got the start and went seven innings allowing five hits and racked up five strikeouts. After Notre Dame put runners at third and second in the bottom of the seventh Jason Diaz came in for the final three outs and did not disappoint as his clutch pitching would lead them to victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hamilton West coverage! No. 1 Cherry Hill West 12 Camden Catholic 8 Scott Shaw and Ryan West both homered to get the party started for the top-ranked Lions in the first inning. The Irish hung in the game thanks to RBIs from Chris McGill, Darren Parker, and Henry Daverso. The Lions pulled away for good in the fifth inning as Ryan West drove in two more runs and Eli Atiya added an RBI double. It was the 200th career win for Lions head coach Dan McMaster. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as Cherry Hill West stays perfect at (14-0): Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Hun 2 Seton Hall Prep 0 This was the definition of a pitchers duel. Seton Hall Prep and Hun both sent quality arms to the mound inning in and inning out, but it was the Raiders who eventually broke through thanks to some timely base running. Jack Erbeck threw a complete game shutout on 101 pitches and Carson Applegate stole two bases and scored the only runs of the contest. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Hun athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet
Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state! All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story: Sights and Sounds from the Banquet Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started. Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers. 2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Bryan AntoineRanney193366 Scottie LewisRanney212737 Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529 Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia). 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Diamond MillerFranklin183161 Faith MasoniusManasquan27424 Leilani CorreaManchester16518 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Jabri Abdur-RahimSeton Hall PrepVictor KonopkaDon Bosco PrepCJ WilcherSt. Benedict's Prep Babatunde AjikeCamden CatholicZach Martini Gill St. Bernard'sMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Dexter AkannoBlair AcademyBrad McCabeManasquan Anas AmosNewark East SideKyle McGeeSt. Mary's-ElizabethBryan AntoineRanney, 2019 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Khalif BattleTrenton CatholicGreg MeyersNew ProvidenceScottie LewisRanney, Mr. HSZ Finalist Dylan BedderNew ProvidenceAshton MillerSeton Hall PrepKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic, Mr. HZ Finalist Stephen BraunsteinCBAIan O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's - Mr. HZ Finalist Nick Cartwright-AtkinsMoorestownCliff OmoruyiRoselle CatholicJosh Pierre-LouisRoselle Catholic - Mr. HZ Finalist Jack Cavanaugh SpartaTrey PattersonRutgers Prep Jonah CharlesRutgers PrepNeal QuinnRamapo Josh CohenCBAAlexander RicePatrick School Al-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolColby RogersRoselle Catholic Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldAhmadu SarnorRanney Jordan DingleBlair AcademyDaniel SofieldJackson Liberty Doug EdertBergen CatholicTaj ThweattWildwood Catholic Elijah Hutchins-EverettMontclair ImmaculateLance WareCamden Dan FlemingHaddonfieldJesiah WestElizabeth Zach FreemantleBergen CatholicPhil WheelerRanney Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic Alex KlatskyRanneyDerrick WhitakerSouth River Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 3.9 JSZ State Final Basketball Highlights
State championship Saturday did not disappoint! Jersey Sports Zone spent all day at the RWJ Barnabas Arena in Toms River and has four non-public state championship highlights ready to go. Saturday’s coverage includes the first state championship in Ranney history; Saddle River Day grabbing back-to-back titles; Bergen Catholic reigning supreme in the Non-Public A bracket and St. Rose showing New Jersey they are no joke. Enjoy the action! Ranney 56 Roselle Catholic 50 – Boys Non-Public B State Final Four years of hard work and dedication finally paid off for Ranney School as the Panthers made school history by winning their first ever basketball state championship. Bryan Antoine led Ranney with 21 points, while Ahmadu Sarnor (15 points) and Scottie Lewis (8 points, 6 rebounds) helped secure the win. This title game was a rematch of last year’s final that Roselle Catholic won dramatically won in the final seconds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Saddle River Day 79 Trenton Catholic 67 – Girls Non-Public B State Final For the second year in a row Saddle River Day captured the Non-Public B Title. The Rebels after a slow first quarter were led by Michigan commit Michelle Sidor outscored TCA in the second quarter 21-3 to take a 43-37 lead at halftime. Sidor finished the game with 30 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage! No. 4 St. Rose 45 No. 12 Immaculate Heart 42 – Girls Non-Public A State Final The St. Rose Purple Roses won their second straight Non-Public A State Title on Saturday afternoon, punching their ticket to next week’s Tournament of Champions. Junior Brynn Farrell made 13 foul shots during the game, and she scored the game-high with 22 points. Sophomore Abigail Antognoli sealed the deal for the Purple Roses, breaking the tie in the last minute of the game. She scored the second highest number of points for St. Rose with 14. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Toms River: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Rose is being brought to you by Reach Your Potential Training in Tinton Falls! Bergen Catholic 78 Camden Catholic 61 – Boys Non-Public A State Final Bergen Catholic captured its first state title since 2002 with a 78-61 win over Camden Catholic. The Crusaders raced out to 23-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Doug Edert pumped in 19 points to lead all scorers. Matt Zona went for 17 points and Zach Freemantle scored 16 points in the win for Bergen Catholic. Baba Ajike scored 17 points and Valen Tejeda added 16 points for the Irish in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Toms River: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance Group!
Watch NJSIAA Boys Wrestling State Championship Finals
For the second straight year, Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you full highlights and interviews of every single 2019 state championship final from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Stay tuned throughout the night for extensive coverage of all 14 finals. 106: Brett Ungar (Hunterdon Central) d. Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North), 13-6 113: Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) d. Nick Babin (Emerson/Park Ridge), 3-2 120: Eddie Ventresca (Pope John) d. Anthony Clark (Delbarton), 7-3 126: Sammy Alvarez (St. Joseph Mont.) d. Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic), 5-3 (SV) Sammy Alvarez was named Most Outstanding Wrestler 132: Nicholas Raimo (Hanover Park) d. Luke Mazzeo (Emerson/Park Ridge), 8-4 138: Joseph Aragona (Pope John) d. Jacob Perez-Eli (Paulsboro), 7-1 145: Lucas Revano (Camden Catholic) p. Ricky Cabanillas (DePaul), 6:37 152: Robert Garcia (Pope John) md. Nicholas O’Connell (Southern), 13-5 160: Robert Kanniard (Wall) d. Connor O’Neil (DePaul), 9-4 170: Brandon Green (Paulsboro) d. Shane Reitsma (Howell), 13-9 182: Christopher Foca (Bergen Catholic) d. John Poznanski (Colonia), 7-4 195: Jacob Cardenas (Bergen Catholic), d. Kyle Jacob (Paramus), 6-3 220: Zach DelVecchio (South Plainfield) d. Michael Filieri (Garfield,) 8-2 HWT: Lewis Fernandes (Voorhees) p. Bardhyl Gashi (West Essex), 0:46
Watch JSZ 2.26 Playoff Basketball Highlights
We’re in Day Two of the state playoff tournament and JSZ has plenty of action from up and down the state. Highlights are coming from Carteret’s late come-from-behind win; a battle between all-state scorers Rob Higgins and Daniel Sofield; Colonia advancing with a big double-digit win and the RBC girls advancing thanks to a star freshman. Enjoy all the action! (6) Carteret 55 (11) Parsippany Hills 54 – Boys North 2 Group 3 First Round Carteret held off Parsippany Hills to advance to the second round of the North 2 Group 3 tournament. Despite being down as many as 12, the Ramblers battled back to tie the game and with 5.7 seconds remaining. Senior Tim Ellis then put Carteret ahead on a late free throw to seal the victory. Ellis finished the night with 18 points, six rebounds and two steals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Campazino restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage! (4) Colonia 56 (13) Cranford 36 – Boys North 2 Group 3 First Round Chad Baker had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Luke Valeriano scored his 1000th career point on a free throw late in the third quarter as the Patriots used a 20 point 4th quarter to pull away in a first round state playoff win. Colonia will host #5 seed Snyder in the quarterfinals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Patriots 21st victory of the season: (9) Middletown North 47 (8) Jackson Liberty 42 – Boys Central Jersey Group 3 First Round A testy battle between two of the Shore Conference’s most pure scorers did not disappoint, but it was Middletown North’s Rob Higgins getting the upper hand on Jackson Liberty’s Daniel Sofield. Higgins scored a game-high 22 points, but it was his defensive efforts limiting Sofield that stood out most. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Jackson: (7) Red Bank Catholic 62 (10) Camden Catholic 47 – Girls Non-Public South A First Round The Red Bank Catholic Caseys punched their ticket to the quarterfinal of the Non-Public South A Tournament on Tuesday night, defeating the Camden Catholic Fighting Irish. RBC’s freshman standout, Justine Pissott, scored the game-high 19 points. Sophia Sabino and Julia Setaro also scored in the double digits with 11 and 12 points, respectively. RBC will take on St. John Vianney in the quarterfinal on Thursday, Feb. 28. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Red Bank: Sponsor! Thank you to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic! Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Camden Catholic!
Watch Sunday 2.10 JSZ State Wrestling Finals Highlights!
It’s state championship Sunday in Toms River. JSZ brings you highlights from five state title matches including a Kingsway upset, West Essex scoring their first state championship, an historic milestone for Paulsboro and their legendary head coach, plus Southern Regional wins on back to back pins and Camden Catholic gets things started with a Sunday morning state championship. Southern Regional 34 Hunterdon Central 27 – Group 5 State Final Ben LoParo and JT Cornelius scored back to back pins at 195 and 220 pounds to secure a third state championship for Southern Regional. Last second scoring was the key to Southern’s victory. John High scored a fall at 3:59 of his match at 170 pounds. That was the same time for LoParo, who had 12 seconds to go in the second period before his move set the stage for his pin 11 seconds later. An exciting finale to the duals portion of the New Jersey wrestling state championships. JSZ has all the action from Toms River: Paulsboro 63 Kittatinny 3 – Group 1 State Final What a run it’s been for Paul Morina. On a day where Paulsboro captures its 32nd team state title, the South Jersey coaching legend collected his 700th win. Paulsboro was paced by seven pins by Georgio Mazzeo, Jacob Perez-Eli, Gabe Onorato, George Worthy, Shawn Williams, Brandon Green and Santino Morina. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-match reaction from a legendary coach’s historic day: Kingsway 26 Phillipsburg 20 – Group 4 State Final It all came down to Cheney Kinner. The junior 138-pounder stepped on the mat with Kingsway leading 23-20 heading into the final bout and “Chainsaw” ripped through his competition to clinch Kingsway’s fourth-ever state final. This match was a back-and-forth affair that lasted over two hours where every bout went the distance. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from yet another big moment from the Kingsway Dragons: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Phillipsburg athletics is proudly brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. West Essex 40 Delsea 33 – Group 3 State Final Freshman Mike Pescatore rallied from a 5-0 deficit to score a dramatic pin in the second period at 106 pounds to spark West Essex to its first ever state wrestling championship. Delsea took a 15-14 lead on a Curtis Thomas pin at 195 pounds. West Essex would win the next five matches highlighted by pins courtesy of Bardhyl Gashi (285), Pescatore (106) and Carson Barry (120). JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from a special moment in West Essex history: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delsea is made possible thanks to the support of NJM Insurance Camden Catholic 33 Pope John 29 – Non-Public Group B Final Camden Catholic took home the Group B Non-Public State Title on Sunday morning, defeating Pope John, the defending 2017-2018 champs. This is their 15th State Title win, and their first since 2013. Camden Catholic’s 145-pound University of Pennsylvania commit, Lucas Revano had the first pin for the Irish. The Irish had two more pins from 170-pound Martin Cosgrove and 182-pound Ronnie Crane. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-match reactions from Toms River: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Camden Catholic is being brought to you NJM Insurance Group!
Career Milestones, Eye-Popping Statlines Up for Mid-February JSZ Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball players with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Saturday 1.26 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you basketball coverage from the Jeff Coney Classic at Rancocas Valley Camden Catholic 51 Moorestown 35 Camden Catholic has now won 10 of their last 11 games to improve to 12-3 on the year. Their latest victory against Moorestown featured a stunning performance from Babatunde Alike and Uche Okafor who combined for 30 points and 24 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring both our Camden Catholic and Moorestown coverage! St. Augustine 64 Burlington Township 54 St. Augustine picked up their sixth win in a row with a 64-54 victory over Burlington Township to improve to 12-2 on the year. Leading just 27-25 at halftime the Hermits were able to dominate in the second act thanks to a 33 point performance from Senior Charles Solomon. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Camden Catholic’s Babatunde Ajike wins first NJM South Jersey Game Ball of the year!
After falling in the Non-Public A Tournament a season ago Camden Catholic has already began to build an impressive resume so far in 2019. The Irish have strung together a five game win streak and seem to be one of South Jersey’s teams to beat. That success can be partially credited to four year starter Babatunde Ajike. The 6’6 Senior has scored almost 100 points in six games played, in Camden Catholic’s latest game against Atlantic City Ajike dropped 27 in the 55-34 victory. The fans have voted an for this effort he is our first NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball winner of the 2018-2019 season! JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by practice to present Babatunde with his award: Take Our Poll Sponsor! A special thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball presentations!
Vote now for first JSZ Basketball Game Balls of 2019!
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Central Jersey JSZ Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey JSZ Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Camden Catholic 2018 Preview
Following an 8-2 year and an offseason of controversy that saw the firing of a Head Coach and the transfer of numerous players, Camden Catholic is back with a new leader at the helm. New Coach Cody Hall is preparing the Irish for Week 0 as they look to put the past behind them. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by to training camp: 2018 Schedule Friday, August 31 – At Rancocas Valley Friday, September 7 – WOODROW WILSON Friday, September 14 – HOLY SPIRIT Friday, September 21 –WILLINGBORO Friday, October 5 – At Delsea Friday, October 12 –At Lenape Friday, October 19 – CAMDEN Saturday, October 28 – at Cedar Creek Wednesday, November 21 – at Paul VI Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Camden Catholic coverage. JSZ looks forward to brining you Irish Athletics all year long!
Familiar Faces and New Comers at WJFL Media Day
Before they clash football coaches from across the southern part of the garden state gathered at Lenape just a week prior to the start of training camp. For some it’s a chance to catch up with one another and for some like Camden Catholic’s Cody Hall it’s a fresh start in a new place. Watch our recap of the event with Nery Rodriguez now:
JSZ Year in Review: Top Wrestling Matches of 2017-18
Jersey Sports Zone looks back on the top viewed moments from the 2017-18 wrestling season. From nationally ranked duals to the drama of Atlantic City, here’s our Top 10 list: #10: Point Pleasant Boro 35 Jackson Memorial 16 Point Pleasant Boro honored its 50th season as a wrestling program by bringing back some of the school’s all-time greats and the current Panthers did not disappoint winning nine matches against a Jaguars team that won a sectional title last year. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Point Pleasant and breaks down the Panthers and Jaguars on the mat: #9: High Point 35 Raritan 25 – Group 2 State Championship It was all Raritan early on.. the Shore Conference School won 4 out of the first 6 bouts, including pins by Anthony Aquilano and George Burdick, helping the Rockets race out to a 25-6 lead. Everything changed when High Point’s Thomas Hubmaster won his heavyweight bout and fired up his Wildcat teammates. High Point won the final six bouts to come away with a 30-25 win over Raritan and complete a miraculous comeback to capture the Group-2 State Championship. #8: Delbarton wins two state wrestling titles in Atlantic City The Green Wave once again grabbed highlights on NJ high school wrestling’s ultimate stage. Watch JSZ’s recap of Patrick Glory and Anthony Clark winning individual state titles: #7: Saint John Vianney 31 Raritan 29 The Raritan Rockets had won seven straight Shore Conference “A” Central divisional crowns, but the tide turned in 2017-18. Saint John Vianney held off a late Rockets surge to score a 31-29 win at the Launch Pad in one of the biggest regular season wins in SJV wrestling history. The Lancers put together six straight wins highlighted by a pin from freshman Dean Peterson at 113 pounds to take a 31-7 lead. Peterson’s pin and a tech fall by Joseph Butler at 106 pounds gave SJV enough back points to give them the edge over Raritan. The Rockets won the final five matches but needed a pinfall in the final two bouts to pull off a win. When freshman Blake Clayton stayed off his back in a 4-0 loss, the St. John Vianney bench erupted to celebrate a signature win. Watch some great Shore Conference action from the Launch Pad: #6: Long Branch 30 Brick Memorial 29 – Central Jersey Group 4 Finals Daniel Santos-Silva scored a dramatic two-point takedown with 10 seconds to go in the 3rd period of the final match of the night to give Long Branch a thrilling one-point win over the Mustangs. Santos-Silva was tied with Ron Hopping 1-1 at 182 pounds when he delivered what proved to be the clinching points. The two teams went back and forth scoring points. A critical turning point came at 160 pounds when freshman David Szuba scored a 3-2 Ultimate Tiebreaker Win over Luke Arnold to give Brick Memorial a critical three points. A pin by the Mustangs Ean Mueller at 170 pounds gave Brick Memorial a nine-point swing and a 29-26 lead. Santos-Silva’s win tied the match at 29 and Long Branch won on criteria thanks to an 8-6 edge in overall matches. Watch the exciting match and the thrilling final moments: #5: Camden Catholic’s Lucas Revano wins 132-pound state wrestling championship Lucas Revano scored a 4-3 win over Howell’s Kyle Slendorn to win the 132 pound state championship in Atlantic City: #4: Bergen Catholic 63 Camden Catholic 12 – Non-Public “A” State Championship The Crusaders dominated with seven pinfalls to make it seven straight state titles. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights of Bergen Catholic’s stellar effort in Toms River: #3: Blair Academy 49 Delbarton 7 The Delbarton Green Waves were ranked #2 in the state polls when they faced Blair Academy, but the Buccaneers were the #1 ranked wrestling program in the nation. The only pin of the night came by Blair’s Owen Trephan who sunk the pin on Liam Gray in 1 minute and 16 seconds at 285 pounds. Patrick Glory and Travis Tavoso scored wins for the Green Wave. Look back on Blair’s outstanding effort during the regular season: #2: Three Bergen Catholic wrestlers win state titles in Atlantic City It was no surprise to see the Crusaders shine individually in AC. 120: Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) def. Mitchell Polito (East Brunswick) 5-2 160: Shane Griffith (Bergen Catholic) def. Rob Kanniard (Wall) 6-1 195: Jacob Cardenas (Bergen Catholic) md. Sam Wustefeld (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 10-2 Watch JSZ’s recap of the three Crusaders state titles: #1: Bergen Catholic 33 Blair Academy 19 – Who’s Number 1 Duals The Crusaders reign supreme. In front of a capacity home crowd in Oradell, Bergen Catholic’s wrestling team defeated Blair Academy, 33-19, in the finale of The Who’s #1 Duals, cementing the Crusaders easily as the top high school wrestling team in the United States. Flowrestling had Blair Academy ranked #1 nationally and Bergen Catholic ranked #2 nationally coming into the day. Bergen Catholic was powered to victory over the Bucs by a pair of pins — Dylan Weaver (126) at 1:32 in the first period and Christopher Foca (170) at 5:35 in the 3rd period. The Crusaders won nine out of 14 bouts during the match. BC’s head coach Dave Bell said it was his first win against Blair in 19 years at Bergen Catholic. The Crusaders also defeated #7 Buchanan (California), 34-24, and #6 Lake Highland Prep (Florida), 41-22, earlier in the day. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from JSZ’s Jay Cook:
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The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball players of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last week’s winner: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: email@example.com
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Roselle Catholic 63 Ranney 61 – Non-Public “B” Boys State Championship Naz Reid blocked a game-winning shot attempt and raced up the floor to slam down an alley-oop pass from Ithiel Horton with under 10 seconds left to give the Lions a state championship. Roselle Catholic overcame a seven-point deficit with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter in an amazing come from behind win. Reid finished the game with 22 points and 9 rebounds and led the comeback in crunch time. Ranney played inspired basketball against New Jersey’s #1 ranked team. The Panthers had four players in double digits led by Ahmadu Sarnor’s 16 points. Scottie Lewis had 12 points, 9 rebounds + 8 assists. This game was an instant classic! JSZ has multiple angles of the play that won the state title and a full breakdown along with post-game reaction in Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s state basketball playoff coverage is made possible thanks to the support of RYPT. Reach Your Potential Training is where the Shore Conference’s top athletes train to get ready for their season. New York Mets 3rd baseman Todd Frazier and Eagles Super Bowl champ Vinny Curry are just two of the many who had incredible success thanks to the foundation set by coach Bobby Smith and the RYPT staff! Don Bosco Prep 61 Camden Catholic 54 – Non-Public “A” Boys State Championship Marcellus Earlington had 24 points and 12 rebounds as Don Bosco Prep held off a fourth quarter rally from to make it back to back state titles. JSZ has highlights of Earlington’s inside-outside prowess and all the action from RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Saint Rose 53 IHA 39 – Non-Public “A” Girls State Championship Ariana Dalia led a balanced attack with 11 points as the Purple Roses used smothering defense to win the Non-Public “A” Girls State Championship. Leading 22-15 at the half, Saint Rose used a 15-8 third quarter to bust the game open. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River: Saddle River Day 73 Rutgers Prep 49 – Non-Public “B” Girls State Championship Saddle River Day jumped out to an early start in the first quarter with a 10-2 lead and ran the table from there. Star point guard, Michelle Sidor set the tone with 28 points and six assists, leading her team to a 73-49 victory over the Argonauts. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with Sidor now:
JSZ brings you excitement and drama from state wrestling finals in AC
JSZ is excited to provide highlights and interviews from all 14 state champions at the NSIAA state wrestling individual championships in Atlantic City. 106: Joey Oliveri (Hanover Park) def. Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) 6-3 113: Anthony Clark (Delbarton) def. Samuel Alvarez (St. Joe’s Montvale) 3-2 126: Patrick Glory (Delbarton) def. Joe Heilmann (South Plainfield) 7-0 132: Lucas Revano (Camden Catholic) def. Kyle Slendorn (Howell) 4-3 138: Quinn Kinner (Kingsway) md. Jake Benner (Ocean Township) 11-2 145: Ricky Cabanillas (DePaul Catholic) def. Nick Bennett (Delsea) 5-2 152: Cole Corrigan (Toms River South) def. Brian Meyer (Phillipsburg) 5-4 170: Michael O’Malley (Hasbrouck Heights) def. Chris Foca (Bergen Catholic) 7-2 182: Billy Janzer (Delsea) def. Josh McKenzie (Bergen Catholic) 3-2 UTB 220: Peter Acciardi (Don Bosco Prep) def. Liridon Leka (Montville) 3-1 HWT: Lewis Fernandes (Voorhees) fall Kody Wood (Pennsville) 2:59 120: Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) def. Mitchell Polito (East Brunswick) 5-2 160: Shane Griffith (Bergen Catholic) def. Rob Kanniard (Wall) 6-1 195: Jacob Cardenas (Bergen Catholic) md. Sam Wustefeld (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 10-2
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Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights of three state finals at the state wrestling team finals at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River NJSIAA Non-Public “A” Final Bergen Catholic 63 Camden Catholic 12 The Crusaders dominated with seven pinfalls to make it seven straight state titles. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights of Bergen Catholic’s dominance in Toms River: A special thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs in Summit and Paramus for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Bergen Catholic. The great moment of the Crusader’s 7th state championship was captured by our cameras thanks to Equinox!!! NJSIAA Group 4 Final Phillipsburg 35 Long Branch 21 Cody Harrison delivered a pin at 138 pounds in the opening match as the Stateliners won its first five matches to rack up 25 early points on the way to a 22nd wrestling state championship. Jayson Zinsmeister had a pin at 145 pounds for the Stateliners who have won an amazing five consecutive state titles on the mat. JSZ’s Jay Cook breaks down the P-burg dynasty with another stellar performance in Toms River: Thank you to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch and the reason we were able to be on the mat in Toms River for Phillipsburg’s 22nd state title was due to the support of The Garnet Booster Club. NJSIAA Group-2 Final High Point – 30 Raritan – 25 It was all Raritan early on.. the Shore Conference School won 4 out of the first 6 bouts, including pins by Anthony Aquilano and George Burdick, helping the Rockets race out to a 25-6 lead. Everything changed when High Point’s Thomas Hubmaster won his heavyweight bout and fired up his Wildcat teammates. High Point won the final six bouts to come away with a 30-25 win over Raritan and complete a miraculous comeback to capture the Group-2 State Championship. Watch the highlights and post game below. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Raritan coverage! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Don Bosco Prep – 61 Bergen Catholic – 59 A buzzer beating three-pointer by Bergen Catholic’s Matt Zona decided the first matchup between these two rivals earlier this season, and the 2nd meeting would go down to the wire once again. This time, Don Bosco Prep was able to avenge that loss and come away with a 61-59 win at home. Ron Harper Jr. battled the flu and scored 14 of his 16 points in a sensational 2nd half performance for the Ironmen. Marcellus Earlington added 15 in the win. Watch Highlights of Bosco – Bergen below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Equinox is the reason we can bring you great Crusaders highlights and features all year long No. 1 Roselle Catholic 70 No. 11 Linden 55 After an exciting 69-67 game against No. 5 Patrick School, No. 1 ranked Roselle Catholic and LSU commit Naz Reid were back in action Tuesday night to take on No. 11 Linden. The Lions were able to outscore Linden 20-7 in the opening quarter. In the second Roselle Catholic was unstoppable, playing good defense and rocking the rim to take a 42-26 lead at half time. RC would go on to winch match up 70-55 thanks to Khalil Whitney and Colby Rogers who both scored 13 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Gill St. Bernards 97 Immaculata 62 Needless to say, the Immaculata Spartans were the underdogs in this matchup, seeing as the Gill St. Bernard’s Knight came into tonight 15-3. However, in the first period, the Spartans gave the Knights some trouble thanks to the offensive stylings of senior forward, Stephen Dwyer. In fact, the first quarter the score was only 22-15 Knights. Fortunately for Gill St. Bernard’s Alex Schachne was electric from the three point line contributing 27 points (6 3FGs), and Paul Mulcahy tacked on 22 more for the Knights 97-62 win over the Spartans. Full highlights now available: Bridgewater-Raritan 59 Hillsborough 45 Crosstown rivals, the Hillsborough Raiders and the Bridgewater-Rartian Panthers met tonight for an aggressive game between two long-term rivals. In the first, the Raiders tied the game up thanks to an offensive push by star guard Elissa Nsenkyire, but in the second half Jordyn Hawthorne, and last week’s game ball winner, Teresa Wolak, went off and each score 14 points for the Panthers. Bridgewater took this one 59-45, full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ can bring you the best Raider and Panther highlights all year long! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to Urgent Care, Jersey Sports Zone will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long! Camden 61 Camden Catholic 55 Corey Greer hit the 1000 point mark in his career to lead Camden to a road win against rival Camden Catholic. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Glassboro 83 Gloucester 36 Kyree Myers scored 17 points to lead four players in double digits as Glassboro improved to 15-3 on the season. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
NJ’s best gather for 2017 JSZ Football Banquet
Jersey Sports Zone brought the top players from the 2017 New Jersey high school football season to the APA Hotel in Woodbridge for our first football banquet. Our All-Zone consisted of top position players from around the state. Our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners were also honored. The night culminated with our Prep Offensive and Defensive Players of the year and the presentation of JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, awarded to the top player in New Jersey. Freehold Boro’s Ashante Worthy captured the vote from coaches and media around the state following a 4,000 yard combined offensive season with over 60 touchdowns for the Colonials: 2017 Zoneman Trophy Balloting JSZ secured votes from head coaches and media around the state (55 total) to ask their vote for the most outstanding player in New Jersey. 1st place votes get 3 points, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Here are the results of the top 6 vote getters and our Zoneman Finalist Podium: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashante WorthyFreehold Boro238691 Devin LearyTimber Creek1011860 Naim MayfieldManalapan911453 Iverson ClementRancocas Valley32619 Shayne SimonSaint Peter's Prep23618 Johnny LanganBergen Catholic24216 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Alex Lorenzo, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), Gregg Lerner (News 12 Varsity), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Phil Anastasia (Philadelphia Inquirer), Mike Kinney (News 12 Varsity), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network) Coaches: Middletown North, Keansburg, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Central Regional, Freehold Boro, Monmouth Regional, Mater Dei Prep, Somerville, Westfield, AL Johnson, Bridgewater-Raritan, Delaware Valley, Warren Hills, Hillsborough, Phillipsburg, Bound Brook, Bernards, Piscataway, Bergen Catholic, DePaul Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Paramus Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Mary’s, New Milford, Queen of Peace, Montgomery, Linden, Dwight Morrow, Camden, Palmyra, Florence, Penns Grove, Washington Township, Timber Creek, St. Joe-Hammonton, Lenape Watch our Zoneman Finalist Profiles The JSZ staff went in depth to learn more about the six outstanding players who stood on the JSZ Zoneman Podium JSZ Prep Player of the Year Winners JSZ’s Courtney DuPont presented the Prep Players of the Year with Vanderbilt commit Allan Walters of Peddie getting the offensive honors and top recruit Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy taking home the defensive honors Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year Winners Thanks to everyone who voted all year long on JSZ! JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, Saint Peter’s Prep 2017 JSZ Plays of the Year Winners TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep Meet the 2017 JSZ All-Zone Team We will post individual links to each players highlight reel this weekend on JSZ! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Matt Busher, North HunterdonJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepNaseim Brantley, HowellMatt Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleWill Anderson, Delbarton Tarrin Earle, MontclairAidan Bourget, DelseaTyreke Brown, Penns GroveLiam Cabri, DePaul CatholicKhris Banks, DePaul Catholic David Estevez, River DellJimmy Browne, Burlington CityDylan Classi, Bergen CatholicHenry Pearson, Paramus CatholicDaniel Dawkins, Peddie James Fara, Point Pleasant BoroKyle Dobbins, Timber CreekAndrew Perez, Seton Hall PrepMichael Griggs, Red Bank Catholic Taj Harris, PalmyraJoe Green, PhillipsburgJasiah Provillon, IrvingtonAnthony Lord, Holy Spirit Patrick Holly, Hun SchoolJosh Henderson, Hun SchoolDaevon Robinson, ShawneeAnthony Marinelli, DePaul Catholic Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepDehron Holloway, PaulsboroJustin Shorter, South BrunswickNick Russo, St. Joe-Montvale Nick McNerney, Old TappanJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayJosh Szott, Hun SchoolConor Smith, Red Bank Catholic Eddie Morales, HowellPete Lucas, Rumson-Fair HavenTyler Williams, Don Bosco Prep Nick Patti, St. Joe-MontvaleJosh McKenzie, Bergen Catholic George Pearson, Mater Dei PrepIsaiah Pacheco, Vineland Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicClayton Scott, Millville Josh Zamot, Holy SpiritTahj Valentine, Morristown-Beard Danny Webb, Montclair Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackReturn SpecialistsKicker/Puinter Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepNihym Anderson, VinelandKevin Brennan, Don Bosco PrepJada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonZach Hoban, Seton Hall Prep Justin Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepJustin Bryant, Bridgewater-RaritanElijah Clark, SayrevilleJoJo Kellum, LenapeAngelo Gugliemelo, St. Joe-Montvle Antonio Alfano, RahwayJohnny Buchanan, Saint John VianneyDeion Jennings, Timber Creek Howard Cross, St. Joe-MontvaleJalahn Dabney, SomervilleZyheir Jones, Lakewood Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco PrepNick DeNucci, Pope JohnCarlton Lawrence, Millville Tyler Friday, Don Bosco PrepVinny DePalma, DePaul CatholicZamir Mickens, St. Peter's Prep Travon King, Woodrow WilsonJavar Garrett, PeddieJordan Morrison, Steinert Josh Lezin, LakewoodMarcus Hillman, Camden CatholicJarrett Paul, Paramus Catholic Elijah McAllister, Rumson-Fair HavenQuaison Horne, WeequahicEvan Stewart, St. Joe-Montvale Emmett McNamara, Red Bank CatholicJavontae Jean-Baptiste, Bergen Catholic Kaymar Mimes, Long BranchJake Krellin, Middletown South Eli Sloan-El, CamdenWillie Matthews, Montclair Lance Turay, IrvingtonTommy Pearce, Manalapan Jake Vall-Llobera, Westfiled
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch Camden Catholic 40 St. John Vianney 45 Week 10 highlights
Camden Catholic 40 St. John Vianney 45- Week 10 Thank you to BCB Bayshore and Paver Restoration for our SJV coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Lancers sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Playoff football yields great choices for JSZ Week 10 Top Play
The first week of playoff football is in the books. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the Top Play from Week Nine captured by JSZ cameras. The winner of this week’s poll will earn an invite to our statewide football banquet in December. Thanks to all of our nominees for giving us another batch of incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Missed our Highlights Shows? Watch 17 games of action from Week 10 on Friday and Saturday
Watch JSZ Friday Week 10 Playoff Highlights Show
The post-season has begun in New Jersey high school football. Jersey Sports Zone kicks off our playoff coverage with ten games of high definition highlights from around the state . Click above to watch highlights from the following games Saint John Vianney 45 Camden Catholic 40: Johnny Buchanan 29 carries, 294 yards, 2 TD’s Brick Township 28 Allentown 0: Cole Groschel TD run, TD pass, TD catch, 2 INT’s Long Branch 20 Middletown South 0: Jermaine Corbett 20 carries, 168 yards, TD Old Bridge 24 Trenton 6: Anthony Imbimbo: 24 carries, 106 yards, 2 TD’s Somerville 51 Ewing 12: Robert Fiorentino 23 carries, 215 yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 41 Watchung Hills 0: Anthony Goffe 34 carries, 211 yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 36 Lawrence 6: Peter Lucas 3 TD runs Point Pleasant Boro 41 Raritan 12: James Fara 11 carries, 170 yards, 4 TD’s Millville 20 Williamstown 14: Clayton Scott game winning TD in OT Gateway 28 Woodstown 8: Logan Cruet 76 yard punt return TD and 10 yard TD reception Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Here’s a look at just some of our Saturday games: Don Bosco Prep at St. Peter’s, Red Bank Catholic at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Holy Cross at Mater Dei Prep, Freehold Boro at Nottingham Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) SAVE THE DATE- JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday, December 7, we will honor the top football players in the state with our inaugural JSZ Football Banquet. The APA hotel in Woodbridge will host our event that will feature dinner and video highlights of the top players in the state. Our Plays of the Week winners and Plays of the Year winners as voted on by the fans will also be honored. Coaches, we are seeking nominations for our All-Zone team. We will honor the top ten players in the state in each position as selected by our committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a player that we need to consider.
Top Performers up for Nery’s Week 6 WJFL Game Ball
Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner: Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Camden Catholic 38 Winslow 20 highlights
Camden Catholic 38 Winslow 20 week 3 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Friday Week 3 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another edition of our football highlights show featuring 12 games from around the state. Thanks to our great sponsors for giving us the ability to bring you high definition highlights under the Friday Night Lights: Click above to watch highlights from the following games Bergen Catholic 31 Paramus Catholic 14: Josh McKenzie – 19 carries, 170 yards, 2 TD’s Piscataway 28 South Brunswick 14: Juwon Jackson 24 carries, 196 yards, 3 TD’s Phillipsburg 30 Bridgewater-Raritan 7: Joe Green 153 yards, 3 TD’s Lenape 47 Burlington Township 0: Joseph Kellum 4 TD’s Middletown South 10 Manasquan 7: Ben Kinsella 50 yard TD run Saint John Vianney 31 Red Bank Regional 7: Josiah Walker 57 yard TD catch Point Pleasant Boro 34 Donovan Catholic 20: James Fara 28 carries, 174 yards, TD Brandon Cipriano 10 carries, 105 yards, 3 TD’s Monmouth Regional 14 Matawan 13: Devon Johnson 93 yard TD catch Brick Township 20 Toms River North 0: Cole Groschel 2 TD catches Brick Memorial 35 Toms River South 0: Blaine Netterman/Tony Thorpe – 2 TD runs each Camden Catholic 38 Winslow 20: Marcus Hillman 3 TD runs Williamstown 35 Hammonton 14: Wade Inge 3 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team.Our Saturday highlights show will have more action from around the state including: Saint Peter’s Prep at Seton Hall Prep, Red Bank Catholic at Ocean Township, Old Bridge at Manalapan and Ewing at Nottingham Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Camden Catholic 2017 Football Preview
After a perfect regular season in 2016, Camden Catholic is looking for similar success in the post-season in 2017. Jersey Sports Zone’s Nery Rodriguez profiles the Fighting Irish looking ahead to the upcoming season: Camden Catholic 2017 Football Schedule Friday, September 8 – at Camden Friday, September 15 – BISHOP EUSTACE Friday, September 22 – at Winslow Friday, September 29 – Bye Friday, October 6 – PENNSAUKEN Friday, October 13 – at Shawnee Friday, October 20 – SENECA Friday, October 27 – at Holy Spirit Friday, November 3 – at Cherry Hill West Thursday, November 23 – PAUL VI Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.