Watch Saturday 5.11 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The county tournament season in full force which means JSZ has you covered from all over the state for the top action. JSZ’s Saturday night highlights include Jack Leiter’s near perfect game in the Morris County final; Notre Dame shutting out Lawrenceville to advance in Mercer County; and Haddonfield out-slugging Eastern in the Diamond Classic. Enjoy all the highlights! Delbarton 2 West Morris 1 – Diamond Nation Game of the Week – Morris County Tournament Final Simply put, Jack Leiter was that close to a perfect game. The Vanderbilt-commit and 2019 MLB Draft prospect pitched a perfect 6 2/3 innings with a staggering 14 strikeouts to guide Delbarton to its sixth overall Morris County crown. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montville for the Diamond Nation Game of the Week: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Diamond Nation, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand to provide in-depth highlights and post-game reaction from the Morris County Tournament final! More Highlights! Jersey Sports Zone has been following Jack Leiter throughout his much anticipated senior season. Want to see how well Leiter pitched in the Morris County Tournament final? JSZ has you covered. Watch every strikeout from the win here: No. 13 Notre Dame 8 Lawrence 0 – Mercer County semifinal No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 and third seed Notre Dame advanced to the Mercer County Tournament championship game for the first time since 2015 with an 8-0 victory over tenth seeded Lawrence. The Irish kicked things off with a three run second inning that included West Point commit Robbie Buecker knocking in an RBI to get his 100th career hit. In the third inning ND repeated as Dan DiUbaldi drove in two more runs to put him at three total on the afternoon. Pitcher Steve Graver got it done for Notre Dame on the hill allowing just two hits and collected three strikeouts. They advance to the final on May 14th at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Lawrence coverage! No. 19 Haddonfield 8 Eastern 5 – Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic semifinal The eighth-seeded Haddons started the day with an upset win over Cherry Hill West in the quarterfinals, before knocking off the defending champion Vikings in the semifinals. Steve DiTomaso had two triples and two RBIs in the victory. Chris Mariani delivered the go-ahead RBI single for Haddonfield in the top of the seventh inning. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as the Haddons advance to face Shawnee in the Diamond Classic title game: Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Coverage of Eastern is sponsored by Cooper University Hospital.
Watch Wednesday 5.8 JSZ Lax County Championship Highlights
County tournament season is in full swing and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered from Morris and Union counties for three title games, including Delbarton and Mountain Lakes again battling it out for Morris County supremacy; and Summit securing the sweep in Union County. Stay tuned for all the action later tonight! Delbarton 14 Mountain Lakes 12 – Morris County Tournament Championship It’s one of the most fierce lacrosse rivalries New Jersey has to offer and it rarely disappoints — that’s what you get when Delbarton and Mountain Lakes meet in the Morris County finals. Delbarton’s Under Armour All-American Mikey Long brought his game in the championship battle as he netted a career-best six goals to lead the Green Wave to their seventh-straight and 18th-overall county title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Mount Olive High School in Flanders: Summit 9 Westfield 4 – Boys Union County Tournament Championship John Fischetti scored a hat trick and the Summit defense allowed just one goal in the second half on the way to a second straight Union County championship. The Hilltoppers raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, but Westfield rallied for two goals late in the half to get within 4-3. Fischetti’s second of the game came on a man advantage late in the third quarter and Summit put the game away with three fourth quarter goals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from AL Johnson High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Summit 11 Oak Knoll 10 – Girls Union County Tournament Championship Katia Carnevale’s dodge behind the net opened the door for her to score with :09 left in regulation to complete a four-goal comeback and give Summit a Union County title. The Hilltoppers trailed 10-7 before mounting a comeback. Anna Griffith scored three goals including the game-tying goal from 8-meters. Oak Knoll scored a 17-10 win over Summit just four days prior, but the Hilltoppers get their revenge. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from AL Johnson High School:
Delbarton, West Morris Central reach Morris County Tournament Final
It’s county baseball time in New Jersey. JSZ takes you to Delbarton for a pair of Morris County Tournament semifinal games. Jack Leiter brought out the MLB scouts for the Green Wave’s battle against Montville. Plus, another great arm showed his wares as Maryland commit Connor Staine dazzled for West Morris Central against Morristown. Watch highlights of both games! Delbarton 7 Montville 1 – Morris County Tournament Semfinal Jack Leiter threw six innings of one-hit ball, striking out 11 and walking just four to lead the Green Wave to a spot in the MCT final for a third straight year. Montville scored on a wild pitch in the top of the first, but Delbarton answered with a pair of runs on a Shawn Rapp bunt that resulted in a two-run error. Delbarton broke the game open in the fourth with a four run frame. JSZ has the highlights featuring Leiter’s electric arm along with some great defensive plays: West Morris Central 10 Morristown 0 (6 innings) – MCT Semifinal Connor Staine threw six shutout innings and the Wolfpack jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and put the game away with five runs in the sixth to advance to the MCT final and a matchup with top seed Delbarton. Aidan Healy had three hits, three runs and two RBI’s and Jackson Yeatts and Kevin Kennedy both drove in three runs apiece. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Morristown:
Watch Tuesday 4.30 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Walk-offs, Top 20 matchups and possible playoff previews?! Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with some of the best baseball action from across the state. Check out our 4/30 baseball highlights featuring No. 9 Bayonne vs. No. 8 Nutley, No. 6 Pope John upsetting No. 1 Delbarton in dramatic fashion and a crazy seventh inning finish in Hamilton between Steinert and Hopewell Valley! Bayonne 4 Nutley 0 – Diamond Nation Game of the Week Jonathan Lee threw six shutout innings striking out eight and giving up just two hits and the Bees busted open a scoreless game with three runs in the fifth inning followed by an insurance run in the sixth to get to 14-1 on the season. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction in the Diamond Nation Game of the Week Diamond Nation has teamed up with Jersey Sports Zone to bring you top matchups from around the Garden State each and every week during the 2019 high school baseball season. Diamond Nation is the world’s premier baseball and softball destination Pope John 5 Delbarton 4 On a team filled with seasoned upper-echelon hitters, it was sophomore Nate Pallotta who came through with Pope John’s biggest hit of the day. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Pallotta snared a liner to right-center that dropped in and gave the Lions a walk-off win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and more from Sparta: Steinert 2 Hopewell Valley 1 As county tournament time is right around the corner, 10-4-1 Steinert and 9-4 Hopewell Valley squared off in a Colonial Valley Conference matchup competing for second place in their division. A scoreless game was busted open in the top of the sixth when Hopewell’s Jack Haynes drove in a run to help the Bulldogs go up 1-0. Steinert entered the bottom of the seventh hot as CJ Pittaro started things with a lead-off double. Pinch hitter Josh James would drive in Pittaro to tie it up, then brother Michael James led the Spartans to victory with a walk-off single. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and Steinert coverage!
Watch Saturday 4.27 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Windy weather not enough to disrupt another great Saturday of baseball in the Garden State. Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you highlights from 4/27, including Delbarton snagging a bounce-back win, a Monmouth Regional upset victory in the Monmouth County Tournament and Notre Dame showing up big-time against Allentown. Enjoy all the coverage! Delbarton 4 Kinnelon 3 – Morris County Tournament 2nd Round Delbarton was in search of a bounce-back win after falling to Bergen Catholic earlier in the week, and the Green Wave got exactly what they were looking for via a close win against Kinnelon. Delbarton’s three-headed monster of Jack Leiter, Anthony Volpe and Shawn Rapp all showed up in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: No. 20 Notre Dame 6 Allentown 1 A Colonial Valley Conference matchup between No. 20 Notre Dame and Allentown did not disappoint. Allentown took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second before the Irish retaliated in the bottom of the inning to go up 4-1. Following the early score pitcher Nick Feretic buckled down to allow just three hits on the day and finished with five strikeouts. Jake Kmiec went 3-3 with three RBI’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage! #14 Monmouth Regional 8 #3 Middletown South 1 – Monmouth County Tournament Dante Ciaramella pitched six shutout innings surrendering just two hits, walking two and striking out eight and the Falcons were sparked by a homer from Alex Alonso and a six-run fourth inning to upset the #3 seed. Monmouth will face #6 seed Ocean Township on Sunday in the quarterfinals. JSZ has the highlights from a big win for the Falcons in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South and Monmouth Regional is brought to you by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury
Watch Tuesday 4.23 JSZ Baseball Highlights
It’s upset Tuesday in New Jersey high school baseball. Bergen Catholic delivers a stunner to N.J.’s No. 1 Delbarton, plus the No. 2 team in the state falls to seventh ranked Bishop Eustace. We also have a huge game for Jackson Liberty’s David Melfi and Allentown and Holy Cross battle in a professional ballpark! Bergen Catholic 6 Delbarton 2 Delbarton came into this game as winners of nine straight, ranked as the No. 1 team in N.J. and as the seventh-best team in the country — but Bergen Catholic wasn’t intimidated by the gaudy achievements. Notre Dame commit Dominic Cancellieri collected 11 strikeouts in the complete game and the Crusaders’ offense was led by sophomore Luis DeLaCruz. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Breslin Field in Lyndhurst: Allentown 7 Holy Cross 4 On the same field taken by New York Yankee legends like Derek Jeter to current superstars like Aaron Judge, fans gathered for a great afternoon of high school baseball in Trenton. Allentown picked up its fifth straight win with a 7-4 victory over Holy Cross Prep. Despite having a rough day on defense, the Red Birds relied on their bats and pitcher Matt Bethea to bail them out. Bethea lit up the mound finishing the day with 13 strikeouts, three hits and just two earned runs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! No. 7 Bishop Eustace 8 No. 2 St. Augustine 5 The Crusaders exacted a bit of revenge on the Hermits after falling to St. Augustine in the South Jersey Non-Public A semifinals last season. Eustace raced out to a 5-0 lead thanks to a bases-clearing double from Chuck Sanzio and a two-run homer from Mike Guzzardo in the first inning. Kenny Levari and Jason Hoopes both hit home runs for the Hermits in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Pennsauken: Jackson Liberty 12 Barnegat 2 (5 innings) David Melfi was 4-4 with two doubles, a grand slam and 6 RBI’s to lead the Lions to a 9-1 mark. Melfi launched his home run to left in the second inning and nearly hit a second grand slam in the bottom of the fourth when he hit the fence in right field for a two-run double. JSZ has the highlights of Tuesday morning Shore Conference baseball:
60 more nominees from the diamond are up for JSZ Game Balls
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 4.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A wet Easter weekend was not enough to stop the top lacrosse programs in the Garden State from hitting the field. Stay tuned throughout the night as JSZ brings you highlights from five games across the state! No. 4 Delbarton 15 No. 8 Summit 5 – Boys After falling to Seton Hall Prep in a tough loss earlier this month, it seems Delbarton is now back on track. C.J. Kirst and Under Armour All-American Mikey Long put together career games as Delbarton topped the Hilltoppers in a rematch of last season’s Tournament of Champions finale. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: No. 2 Seton Hall Prep 12 No. 7 Hunterdon Central 4 – Boys Second ranked Seton Hall Prep remains undefeated in 2019 following an impressive 12-4 win over No. 7 Hunterdon Central. The Pirates trailed for all about two and half minutes in the first quarter before unleashing a stifling offense that would eventually make it 8-3 at halftime. In the second act a change at goalie saw Todd Carolonza end the day with one goal allowed and seven saves. UMass commit Luke Blanc and University of Virginia bound Connell Kumar both found net three times. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: No. 11 Lenape 12 No. 12 Shawnee 10 – Boys The Indians raced out to an 8-2 halftime lead, before holding off a furious Renegades rally down the stretch. Mason Bregman and Luke Cole each scored four goals in the win. Bryce Reece added two goals for Lenape. Gavyn Wilson scored four goals for Shawnee in the loss, while Chris Lyons added three. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference rivalry game: Rumson-Fair Haven 5 No. 13 Moorestown 4 (2OT) – Boys Drew Frankel’s low liner shot with 22 seconds to go in double overtime gives Rumson-Fair Haven a big win outside the Shore Conference. The game featured outstanding goaltending by the Quakers Jack Avis and RFH’s Ryan Croddick. Connor McDonough scored in the final minute of regulation for Moorestown to force overtime. Frankel’s game-winner came with RFH a man up. Watch the highlights from a fantastic showdown on the Jersey Shore: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to cover this great game. NJM Insurance (Moorestown) and Gold Coast Cadillac (RFH) are the reason we captured this fantastic matchup! No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 10 No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 9 – Girls The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs had a six-goal, second half comeback on Saturday morning, defeating the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, who won the TOC in 2017, by just one goal. Rumson-Fair Haven’s Chase Boyle scored the team-high for the Dawgs with four goals. Sophia Passalaqua scored the second highest with three goals. Bridgewater-Raritan’s Tai Jankowski scored the game-high with five goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Rumson: Sponsors! Thank you to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
Delbarton’s Michael Long Named UA 2019 All-American
New Jersey is known for its immense lacrosse talent and it seems that the national evaluators are catching on as well. Delbarton attackman Michael Long became the second Garden State player to be named as a roster member for Under Armour’s 2019 All-American Game. The announcement, which was the second installment of four, came earlier this week. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Michael Long here: Long, committed to Cornell University, has been a key scorer for the Green Wave over his last three seasons. As a junior last year, he collected a career-high 51 points on 30 goals and 21 assists. Long has been off to a hot start in 2019, too, as he’s already on pace to top those numbers. He has 11 goals and 18 assists this season as Delbarton sits at 5-2. In conjunction with @CSELax and @UALacrosse, we're pleased to announce Wave 2 of the @UnderArmour All-America rosters:Boys: https://t.co/tV1K0mkYOvGirls: https://t.co/IsRAMdLjul@ILPreps @ILWomen— Inside Lacrosse (@Inside_Lacrosse) April 16, 2019 Long now joins Manasquan attackman and Penn State commit Canyon Birch as New Jersey’s two representatives to the team so far. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Canyon Birch here:
Watch Saturday 4.13 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The Autism Awareness Challenge features teams from all over New Jersey coming out for three days of non-stop action at North Brunswick Community Park. JSZ brings you three games from Saturday highlighted by Jack Leiter’s 2019 NJ debut for Delbarton against RBC, plus Steinert comes through with late inning drama to top Colonia and Jackson Memorial serves notice to the state that they are one of the most dangerous lineups in the Garden State. Watch all the action now! Delbarton 9 Red Bank Catholic 7 Shawn Rapp launched a three-run homer and locked down the save in the seventh inning as NJ’s top ranked team raced out to a 7-0 lead and needed to hold off a late innings comeback from the Caseys. Jack Leiter hit 96 on the radar gun with a number of MLB scouts watching and struck out 10 over five innings. But RBC was able to connect for 10 hits in five innings off the ace for three runs. The Caseys rallied for four runs in the 7th, but Rapp ended the game with a strikeout with the winning run at the plate. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from North Brunswick Here’s a look at Leiter’s start and all ten of his strikeouts: Steinert 2 Colonia 1 (8 innings) Josh James launched a game tying solo home run to left with one out in the 7th inning and followed it up with a sacrifice fly in the 8th to plate CJ Pittaro with the game winning run as the Spartans improve to 6-1-1 on the season. Casey Navarro throws eight innings to get a complete game win allowing just one run and striking out seven. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the sophomore who came through twice for the Spartans Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Steinert is made possible thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Jackson Memorial 16 Somerville 1 The Jaguars erupt for nine innings in the first run and added three more in the second followed by back to back homers by Carmine Petosa and Ryan Lasko in the third on the way to their sixth win of the season. Ahmir Cournier also went deep for the Jags. Watch the highlights from the Autism Awareness Challenge
Watch Thursday 4.11 JSZ Lax Highlights
What a Thursday it was on the New Jersey lacrosse scene. JSZ was on hand for two mega-showdowns between top teams on both the boys and girls side. Tonight’s highlights are from Seton Hall Prep’s Connell Kumar delivering an unforgettable performance against Delbarton and the Rumson-Fair Haven girls extending a remarkable win streak in a tough fight against Red Bank Catholic. Enjoy all the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 13 Delbarton 9 – Boys Lacrosse This is one junior attackman and University of Virginia commit Connell Kumar will never forget. Kumar caught fire in the first 25 minutes of this game as he pumped in a staggering seven goals while tacking on an additional assist as the Pirates sent shockwaves across New Jersey. Seton Hall Prep has staked their claim as the best team in the Garden State after taking down the three-time reigning TOC champions. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and interviews from West Orange: Rumson-Fair Haven 11 Red Bank Catholic 10 The streak is still alive! The Rumson-Fair Haven girls lacrosse program has put together one of the most impressive streaks in recent memory — they’ve now won 111 straight Shore Conference wins. It was also the Battle of the Boyle Sisters — Chase and Mac. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this exciting Shore Conference game thanks to two of our loyal sponsors — Gold Coast Cadillac (RFH) and Playa Bowls (RBC).
Watch Saturday 4.6 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Saturdays in the spring mean plenty of lacrosse action across the Garden State. JSZ has you covered with highlights of three games which include Delbarton getting the best of a Pennsylvania prep school squad; and Bridgewater-Raritan’s Alex Fromberg pushing the Panthers with his first career hat trick. On the girls side, Ridgewood and Oak Knoll meet in a rematch of last year’s Tournament of Champions. Enjoy the highlights! Delbarton 8 Malvern Prep (PA) 7 Delbarton has become familiar with tough out-of-state competition and Saturday was no different. After giving up two early scores to Malvern Prep, Delbarton put together seven unanswered goals which gave them enough fuel in the tank to push past the Friars in a thrilling game. Stanford football commit Lukas Ungar and fellow junior Jack Cerza both notched two goals apiece in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights form Morristown: Bridgewater-Raritan 12 Watchung Hills 9 Everything seemed to be working for the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, and that especially was the case for junior Alex Fromberg. Fromberg pumped in a trio of goals to secure his first career hat trick in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and cover this game thanks to a pair of our loyal sponsors — Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Total Rehab & Sports Medicine, based out of Bridgewater. Ridgewood 14 Oak Knoll 8 – Girls Lacrosse Notre Dame commit Jackie Wolak was one of three Maroons to tally a hat trick in a matchup of two top-five ranked teams. Annie McCarthy and Keely Bennett also scored three times for 5-0 Ridgewood, who scored three straight goals to close out the first half to take an 8-6 lead and controlled the second half outscoring the Royals 6-2. Katie Duttenhofer had five goals in a losing effort. JSZ has the highlights from one of the big early regular season showdowns in girls lacrosse:
JSZ Honors All-State Hockey Team, Sedlak wins Player of the Year Honors
The New Jersey Devils and Jersey Sports Zone hosted the second annual JSZ Hockey Banquet at the Prudential Center. Thanks to our partnership with the Devils, our All-State players and their families watched our All-Zone presentation followed by watching the Devils 3-1 win over the Sabres at The Rock! Tyler Sedlak wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward committed to play Division I hockey at Holy Cross just one day prior to winning JSZ’s top hockey honor. Sedlak scored 40 goals in the Gordon Conference and helped lead the Ironmen to their first ever state championship on the ice. He follows his former teammate and best friend Mickey Burns as the first two winners of the award. JSZ’s Mike Frankel caught up with the winner at our Hockey Banquet in Newark: JSZ Player of the Year Balloting Thanks to the 29 coaches and media members for casting their vote for our Player of the Year. Each vote is counted equally, with 3 points for a first place vote, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd Coaches: Greg Toskos – Don Bosco, Bruce Shatel – Delbarton, Tom Bunting – Gloucester Catholic, Ryan Bogan – CBA, Rich McLaughlin – Randolph, Mick Messemer – Saint John Vianney, Chris Tommins – Hillsborough, Scott Garrow – Pingry, Anthony Matarazzo – Rumson-Fair Haven, Tony Nemati – Middletown South, Brandon Herr – Chatham, Don Wood – Middletown North, Mike Celano – Freehold Township, Mike Atkinson – Seton Hall Prep, Tim Fingerhut – Saint Augustine Prep, Tom Keough – Bergen Catholic, Jerry Minter – Monroe, Joe Pelliccio – Central Regional, Ryan Brown – Pope John, Larry Mahurter – St. Joe-Montvale Media: Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Madison Bess – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ, Hockey Clan, Morris-Sussex Hockey Report, Andrew Koob – NJ.com, Brian Bobal – NJ.com, Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Tyler SedlakDon Bosco Prep136152 Liam McLinskeyDon Bosco Prep45527 Mike BalzarottiDelbarton07721 Jude KurtasHillsborough32418 Alex KonovalovRidge22313 TJ SchweigardtDon Bosco Prep31213 Dom GarozzoGloucester Catholic1116 John GuttSaint John Vianney0113 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Brett Cleaves, DelbartonDamien Carfagna, Don Bosco PrepTom Colucci, Seton Hall PrepTyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 JSZ Player of the Year Marcus Fabiunke, RidgeLogan Heroux, CBAKyle Contessa, CBA Matt Schoer, Pope JohnBrendan Karnish, Saint Augustine PrepJames Falivene, DelbartonLiam McLInskey, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 Finalist Max Schwarz, Don Bosco PrepTJ Schweigardt, Don Bosco PrepSam Fishteyn, MonroeMike Balzarotti, Delbarton, 2019 Finalist Ronan Hickey, RFH - JSZ Save of the YearSean Vlasich, Northern HighlandsMatt Franzoni, ManasquanJude Kurtas, Hillsborough, 2019 Finalist Mike Franzoni, Manasquan Anthony Galante, Marlboro Dom Garozzo, Gloucester Catholic John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Alex Konovalov, Ridge Nick LaBianca, Jackson Liberty Sean Murray, Morris Knolls Tom Pryymak, Summit Dave Renzulli, Madison Jason Siedem, Madison Steven Spetz, Pope John Greg Spitznagel, Summit Aidan Trainor, Princeton Max Williams, Delbarton Jason Wolff, Hillsborough JT Zangara, Randolph Matt Zdanowicz, Saint Peter's Prep
Meet the JSZ 2019 Hockey Player of the Year Finalists
It’s that time of the year again, New Jersey hockey fans! With the 2018-2019 season now closed, Jersey Sports Zone is excited to announce the four finalists for our Player of the Year award, voted on by dozens of New Jersey high school coaches and credible members of the media. The winner of the Player of the Year award will be announced Monday, March 25 at our All-State hockey banquet hosted by the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. So without further adieu, here are the finalists: Michael Balzarotti, Delbarton No player in New Jersey received more attention for a single goal this season than Delbarton’s Michael Balzarotti. The Green Wave senior undressed a pair of defenders in the Gordon Cup semifinals and the goal was featured as the No. 3 play on the Feb. 14 edition of SportsCenter and was shown on MSG and other popular social media accounts. But there’s more to Balzarotti than just this one goal — he led the Green Wave in scoring with 29 goals and 36 assists and leaves Morristown as a two-time state champion: Jude Kurtas, Hillsborough The numbers are eye-popping. 57 goals, 55 assists for 112 points. Jude Kurtas took Hillsborough to new heights. The junior helped the Raiders reach the Prudential Center and the state finals for the first time in school history. We’ll be posting our Jude Kurtas feature later on tonight on JSZ Liam McLinskey, Don Bosco Prep Imagine being committed to a Top-10 nationally-ranked hockey program and by some people, not be considered your team’s top threat? Well, Liam McLinskey proved the doubters wrong. He led Don Bosco Prep to it’s first state title in school history behind a team-high 76 points and truly clutch play in the final month of the season: Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep To put it plainly, Don Bosco Prep’s Tyler Sedlak is a stone-cold assassin on the ice. His ability to shoot the puck with deadly accuracy and elite speed made him arguably New Jersey’s most feared scorer. His 40 goals were a team-high and it was Sedlak’s dominant play that was a major component to Don Bosco Prep winning a state championship for the first time in 54 years:
Devils Rooney wowed by JSZ Top Hockey Goals from February
Jersey Sports Zone’s Top 5 Goals from February were honored during the New Jersey Devils game against the Boston Bruins. Devils forward Kevin Rooney visited our honorees during pre-game and had quite a reaction to five tremendous goals! JSZ thanks the New Jersey Devils for giving high school kids in New Jersey lifetime memories. After our pre-game visit with Kevin Rooney, the goals of the month winners had pre-game dinner and their goals were on full display during the first intermission of the Devils Bruins game. Watch our recap from another special night: Kevin Rooney was quite impressed with each and every goal. Here’s his take on JSZ’s Top Goals: Congratulations to our JSZ February Goals of the Month winners #5: Matt Keane, Chatham #4: Gehrig Eckoff, Morris Knolls #3: Dan Quiles, Middletown North #2: Nick Ochlan, Freehold Boro #1: Michael Balzarotti, Delbarton Jersey Sports Zone wraps up the season with our second annual 2019 All-State Hockey Banquet. The top players in the state will be honored prior to the Devils/’Sabres game this Monday night and we will announce our 2019 JSZ Hockey Player of the Year!
10 Highlight Goals Nominated for JSZ/New Jersey Devils February Goal of the Month!
Another tremendous month of NJ high school hockey highlights has ten nominees for the JSZ/New Jersey Devils February goal of the month. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to team with the New Jersey Devils for a second straight year to honor outstanding highlights from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of February captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Friday at 9:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for January will be honored during the Devils game against the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center on March 21st. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils roll out the red carpet and give JSZ’s goal of the month winners the VIP treatment. Watch our January honorees get to share a special moment with forward Miles Wood:
11 Great Stops Nominated for JSZ/NJ Devils’ Top Save of the Year
JSZ has been highlighting the top goals throughout this past hockey season, and now it’s time to show some love to the guys who’ve made next-level stops between the pipes. Jersey Sports Zone and the New Jersey Devils are teaming up and want your vote for the top save from this year. The winner of the poll will be selected as the fifth goalie on JSZ’s All-Zone hockey team. The poll will be open through Friday at 9 p.m. Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Watch the top saves here:
Watch NJSIAA Hockey State Finals
Believe it or not, but we’re now at the end of the 2018-2019 New Jersey high school hockey season. We hit the ice once more — this time at the Prudential Center — to crown four teams as state champions. Stay tuned throughout the night as we post highlights of every single state championship! Ridge 4 Randolph 1 – Public “B” State Final Alex Konovalov had the go-ahead goal and added two assists to give the Red Devils their third hockey state championship. Luke Rich scored the final two goals and Blake Loges scored the opener. Marcus Fabiunke made some key saves in the second period with the score knotted at one and finished with 25 stops. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center: Summit 6 Chatham 2 – Public “C” State Final Let the celebration begin in Summit! The Hilltoppers won their second-straight state title after a dominant performance over Chatham in a rematch of last year’s title game. Summit goalie Nikita Pryymak had 38 saves and Greg Spitznagel led all scorers with a pair of tallies. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Morris Knolls 6 Hillsborough 1 – Public “A” State Final Sean Murray scored four goals and Jacob Walsh assisted on each one of them and Ty Franchi was stellar in goal with 30 stops to give the second seed the Public “A” state championship. Morris Knolls broke open a scoreless game with four straight goals over a six minute span in the second period. Jude Kurtas scored his 57th goal in a losing effort to make it 4-1, but Murray lit the lamp two more times to seal the championship. JSZ has the highlights and spirited post-game reaction on the ice at the home of the NJ Devils Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough athletics all season long! Don Bosco Prep 3 Delbarton 1 – Non-Public State Final History has been made. After a 54-year drought, Don Bosco Prep captured its first state title in school history to complete the most accomplished hockey team to play for the Ramsey-based private school. Liam McLinskey was the spark plug the Ironmen needed, as he came up with a pair of goals to lead all scorers. Goalie Max Schwarz also had 19 saves in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and extensive post-game reaction:
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 Thursday 2.28 JSZ Hockey Semifinals Highlights
It’s been two wild days of hockey but now we know the matchups for the most anticipated day of puck action in New Jersey. JSZ was at Codey Arena in West Orange for the second day of state semifinal action and we have all the highlights, including: Don Bosco Prep’s relentless efforts to get back to the Prudential Center; James Monahan punching Delbarton’s ticket to another title game with a game-winner and Chatham grabbing a thrilling overtime win to secure their spot in the state finals. Stay tuned for all the action! Don Bosco Prep 4 Gloucester Catholic 1 – Non-Public Semifinals A three-point game from Don Bosco Prep’s Tyler Sedlak on top of timely goals from Zach Hammond and Liam McLinskey provided the Ironmen with their third-straight berth to the Non-Public title game. Don Bosco Prep had to stave off a whole-hearted attack from Dom Garozzo and Co. to secure the win. JSZ has the highlights from Codey Arena: Sponsor Alert! Thanks to our loyal sponsor, NJM Insurance, JSZ was able to bring you these great hockey highlights. Delbarton 2 Bergen Catholic 0 – Non-Public Semifinals With less than nine minutes remaining in regulation, Delbarton’s James Monahan drilled a second-chance shot to put his Green Wave up 1-0 over Bergen Catholic. Monahan then delivered on another goal later in the third period to solidify Delbarton’s spot in the Non-Public finale against Don Bosco Prep. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Chatham 2 Northern Highlands 1 (OT) – Public C Semifinal Matt Keane took advantage of a failed clear attempt and fired the game winner at 2:26 of overtime to get the Cougars back to the Newark and a rematch with Summit in the Public C state championship. Nate Marshall gave Chatham a 1-0 lead in the second period, but the Highlanders drew even in the third thanks to a fantastic goal by Mark Cinotti. Watch the highlights from a fantastic wrap to the NJSIAA hockey semifinals at Codey Arena:
Watch Friday 2.15 JSZ Hockey Highlights!
It’s Cup season in New Jersey high school hockey. We’ve got the Gordon Cup thriller between Don Bosco Prep and Delbarton plus the Kelly Cup comes down to a last minute goal. We also have the Mennen Cup and Mercer County titles on the ice! Don Bosco Prep 5 Delbarton 3 – Gordon Cup Final On a night with plenty of action between the state’s top two teams, it was Don Bosco Prep defenseman TJ Schweighardt coming through and powering the Ironmen to a Gordon Cup final win behind a hat trick. The game was back and forth, even with Delbarton holding onto a 3-1 lead at one point. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Hun 9 Princeton 4 – Mercer County Tournament Final The Hun School won its sixth straight Mercer County Tournament Championship with a 9-4 win over Princeton. The Raiders were led by Captain Brian Nelson who finished the night with a hat trick and capped off the season with 50 points. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Hun coverage! Millburn 2 Cranford 1 Jack Williams power-play goal with 54.1 seconds give the Millers their second straight Kelly Cup title. The two teams traded goals in the first four minutes and then settled in for a defensive tussle. Cranford goalie Henry Devenny made a number of high quality saves as part of his 31 stop effort, but Millburn dominated the shots on goal (33-15) and persevered in the final minute. JSZ has the highlights of a great game along with post-game reaction from Codey Arena: Madison 3 Randolph 1 – Mennen Cup Final The #2 Madison Dodgers made history on Friday night, defeating the #1 Randolph Rams for their first ever Mennen Cup! The score was 1-1 going into the second period, after Dave Renzulli put up a point for the Dodgers. In the third period, it was Boston College commit, Jason Siedem who scored the tiebreaker. The Dodgers took the lead 2-1, and Renzulli scored the third on an open net. Madison’s goalie, Matt Ubertaccio, also had 28 saves for the night. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Mennen Arena, during this historic moment:
SportsCenter Top 10 Features Highlight-Reel Goal from Delbarton’s Balzarotti
By Jay Cook Delbarton’s Michael Balzarotti was admittedly modest about his jaw-dropping goal Wednesday night, but the decision-makers in Bristol, Conn. knew they were watching something special later that evening. Balzarotti’s highlight-reel dangle and goal in a Gordon Cup semifinal game — captured by JSZ cameras — was featured as the No. 3 play in America on SportsCenter’s Top 10 on Feb. 13. “I have the high school package on the DIRECTV and I was watching this — look at your boy Michael Balzarotti of Delbarton School,” ESPN anchor and noted hockey aficionado John Buccigross remarked during the Top 10 breakdown Wednesday evening. “That is some nice dancing,” Buccigross added. Michael Balzarotti, #9 in your programs, #3 on the @espn @SportsCenter Top 10! @Delbarton wins 3-0 over CBA to advance to Gordon Cup Finals. #delbartonsports #playoftheyear pic.twitter.com/xyMmYdWM9D— Delbarton Sports (@DelbartonSports) February 14, 2019 Early in the third period of a Feb. 13 Gordon Cup semifinal game against Christian Brothers Academy at Aspen Ice, Balzarotti wrangled in a clear from teammate Max Williams, gathered the puck before dangling past a CBA defender. He then finished with a Sidney Crosby-eqsue backhand, all while playing shorthanded on a CBA power play. Balzarotti’s goal gave the Green Wave an emphatic 2-0 lead — they’d go on to capture a 3-0 win and move into the Gordon Cup finals. Michael Balzarotti…are you for real? 🤯🤯 This wild dangle and backhand helped @DelbartonHockey into the Gordon Cup finals after a 3-0 shutout against CBA. @DelbartonSports stay tuned for the full highlights tonight! pic.twitter.com/iskC89koDc— Jersey Sports Zone (@JSZ_Sports) February 13, 2019 “Yeah, so it was a great clear by Max Williams on the PK; I saw him going for the ice so I figured I’d kind of blow the zone and see what happened,” Balzarotti described to JSZ after the game. “After that, the puck came to me and I found myself in a one-on-one with the puck a little behind me. I tried to put it in an area and get to it. Luckily, it paid off and I had a nice backhand into the net. It was good to pad the lead there.” That viral goal comes in the midst of a career-season for Balzarotti. His 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists) have him as third leading scorer in New Jersey’s uber-competitive Gordon Conference, a collection of private schools across the state littered with talent. Delbarton now sits at 16-5-4 on the season and will look to capture their third-straight Gordon Cup title Friday night. “I think it’s going to be incredibly hard to beat us when we’re locked in this,” Balzarotti added. Watch JSZ’s full highlights from the 3-0 win over CBA: Balzarotti’s goal now becomes the second score shot by JSZ cameras to make it to the SportsCenter Top 10. JSZ Chief Operating Officer Rich Chrampanis captured a wild goal between Freehold Township’s Julian Kislin and Max Halvorsen in the 2014-2015 season which took the internet by storm and quickly became the No. 1 play on SportsCenter. As always, stay tuned for plenty more high school hockey coverage from Jersey Sports Zone through the rest of the winter season.
Watch Wednesday 2.13 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Cup season is in full swing! JSZ had cameras around the state to capture a absolute must-see goal from Delbarton as the Green Wave move onto the Gordon Cup finals, Princeton winning a Mercer County shootout against Notre Dame and St. Joe’s (Mont.) scoring three-straight to win a thriller against Northern Highlands. Stay tuned for all the action! Delbarton 3 CBA 0 – Gordon Cup Semifinals Michael Balzarotti nearly blew the roof off of Aspen Ice Wednesday night when he undressed CBA’s defense en route to one of the wildest goals JSZ has captured all season long. That goal, along with a shutout from sophomore sensation Brett Cleaves, punched Delbarton’s ticket to the Gordon Cup finals Friday night. Delbarton is the two-time Gordon Cup defending champs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Randolph: Princeton 8 Notre Dame 5 – Mercer County Tournament Semifinals Princeton advanced to their third straight Mercer County Tournament Final with an 8-5 win over Colonial Valley Conference rival Notre Dame. An overwhelming first period by the Lil Tigers had them in front 4-1 heading into intermission, but Notre Dame continued to answer back all the way up to the final period when they trailed by two scores. Princeton’s Aidan Trainor pulled in a haul, finishing with four goals. They will face the Hun School of Princeton in the Championship for a third straight year also. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both St. Joe’s (Mont.) 3 Northern Highlands 2 – Big North Gold Cup Semifinal It was an exciting night at the Ice Vault, as the #1 SJR Green Knights took on the #5 Northern Highland Highlanders for the Big North Gold Cup Semifinal. The Highlanders led the way in the first period, scoring two goals. However, the Green Knights came back in the third period, scoring two. Aiden Garabed tied the game, forcing it into an overtime period. Garabed then scored the game-winning goal about seven minutes into overtime. St. Joe’s advanced, and will take on #2 Indian Hills in the Big North Gold Cup Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Wayne:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Friday 2.8 JSZ Sectional Final Wrestling Highlights
It’s title time! The wrestling state sectionals are the first big tournament of the winter season and great teams always deliver. JSZ has highlights from three sectional championship matches around the state – Bergen Catholic vs. Delbarton, Phillipsburg vs. North Hunterdon and Point Beach vs. Shore Regional. Stay tuned throughout the night for all of our wrestling coverage! #2 Bergen Catholic 48 vs. #1 Delbarton 17 – North Non-Public A Final While Bergen Catholic still got wins from its nationally-ranked 182 and 195 pounders, it was heavyweight John High and 106-pounder Joe Cangro who were the heroes Friday night. They notched back-to-back pins to spark six-straight wins for the Crusaders as Bergen Catholic went on to win its eight-straight sectional championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: Shore Regional 45 Point Pleasant Beach 19 – Central Jersey Group 1 Final The Blue Devils busted open a 17-10 lead with back to back pins from Jamie Mazzacco and Brendon Denovaes at 182 and 190 pounds to seal an historic first ever sectional championship in front of a raucous crowd in West Long Branch. Sophomore Jack Maida’s pin at 106 clinched the title and a trip to Toms River this Sunday where Shore will face Kittatinny in the Group 1 state semifinals. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Shore’s special win: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is brought to you by Peak Coaching for Success – they are the reason we were able to bring you highlights of Shore and the Garnet Gulls! Phillipsburg 28 North Hunterdon 19 – North Jersey 2 Group 4 Final The Phillipsburg Stateliners won their 38th Sectional Title, and 6th in a row, against the North Hunterdon Lions on Friday night. The Stateliners won eight bouts, leading from the very beginning of the match. #1 Phillipsburg will take on #4 Wayne Valley at 11:30am on Sunday for the Group 4 Semifinals in Toms River. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is made possible by The Garnet Booster Club of Phillipsburg High School!
10 great nominees are up for JSZ New Jersey Devils January Goal of the Month!
Another tremendous month of NJ high school hockey highlights has ten nominees for the JSZ/New Jersey Devils January goal of the month. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to team with the New Jersey Devils for a second straight year to honor outstanding highlights from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of January captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Thursday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for January will be honored during the Devils game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center on February 17th. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils roll out the red carpet and give JSZ’s goal of the month winners the VIP treatment. Watch our December honorees get to share a special moment with defenseman Damon Severson:
Watch Tuesday 1.15 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone will take you to Aspen Ice and Middletown Ice World for a pair of early-week hockey games. We’ll have highlights from the hard-fought tie between CBA and Delbarton plus Red Bank Catholic’s upset over Middletown North. Enjoy! Christian Brothers Academy 2 Delbarton 2 This is as even a game we’ve seen all season long. Both teams lit the lamp twice, both offenses ripped off 29 shots and both net-minders wrangled in 27 saves. Delbarton opened the game with goals from Tim Royse and James Falivene, then CBA responded with scores from Kyle Contessa and Gio Crepaldi in the 2nd period. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Randolph: Red Bank Catholic 4 Middletown North 3 Mario Flego’s shorthanded goal in the third period gave the Caseys a big road win in Shore Conference play. Justin Lidondici scored a pair of goals for the Caseys and Logan Gallagher’s one timer on a feed from Lidondici gave RBC a 3-2 lead at the end of two. Jonathan Miranda’s second goal of the game tied things up at 3. Flego had a magnificent move around the defender and a top shelf shot to give RBC the win. Watch the highlights of a game featuring some great goal scoring in Middletown: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic
Don Bosco Hockey Sends Statement With Shutout and Scoring Showcase
It’s arguably the best high school hockey rivalry in New Jersey and the latest game is just the next chapter in a riveting rivalry between Don Bosco Prep and Delbarton. The Ironmen (10-1) used two second-period goals from Tyler Sedlak and a third from Liam McLinksey to power a 3-0 win over the Green Wave (8-2-1). Senior net minder Max Schwarz also tallied a 24-save shutout in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and post-game reaction from another exciting game in Randolph:
Watch Tuesday 12.18 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with great hockey highlights that include offensive outbursts from Delbarton and St. John Vianney. Delbarton 7 Seton Hall Prep 0 Delbarton goalie Brett Cleaves continues to dominate as a sophomore in New Jersey’s toughest hockey conference. His best showing to date came Tuesday when he stopped 25 shots, including a penalty shot in the second period, en route to a shutout against Seton Hall Prep. Michael Balzarotti (7 G this season) led the way with a three-point performance. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Randolph: St. John Vianney 6 Middletown North 2 No. 12 in the NJ Top 20, St. John Vianney remained undefeated on the season with a 6-2 victory over Middletown North. After a scoreless first period the Lancers opened up in the second to lead 3-2. In the third Dom Troisi scored a pair of goals to cap off a hat trick on the afternoon. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Watch Tuesday 12.11 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Hockey season is in full swing! Jersey Sports Zone has highlights from four arenas with some jam-packed action. Matt Zdanowicz notches his first hat trick of 2018, Princeton and Monroe play to a tie and Delbarton grabs another shutout. Stay tuned for more highlights tonight! St. Peter’s Prep 7 Bergen Catholic 3 St. Peter’s Prep’s Matt Zdanowicz was a man on a mission during the Marauders’ first home game of 2018. He grabbed his first hat trick this season and was one of five goal scorers in this blowout win at the Barnabas Hockey House. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights and post-game reaction from Newark: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Princeton 4 Monroe 4 When two close rivals face off on the ice a tie comes as no surprise. Tuesday’s matchup between Monroe and No. 11 in the NJ Top 20, Princeton was one-sided for most of the afternoon. Monroe got ahead 4-2 to close out the second before Princeton tied the game late in the third with two clutch scores. Falcons captain Sam Fishteyn would score twice. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Delbarton 4 Princeton Day 0 Delbarton improved their overall record to 5-1 after they defeated the Princeton Day Panthers on Tuesday. The Green Wave scored in the first and second periods, but the third period went on to be scoreless. Michael Balzarotti, James Falivene, J.R. Cagnassola, and Max Williams all put goals up for Delbarton. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe, Princeton and Princeton Day coverage on JSZ! Middletown South 3 Point Pleasant Boro 1 Demitri Forand’s one time blast from the point with 10 minutes to go in the 3rd period was the game-winner as Middletown South won its fourth straight game. JSZ has the highlights from Middletown Ice World: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South. We’ll have great Eagles highlights all year long thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury
Somerville’s Dabney wins 2018 JSZ Zoneman, top players honored in Woodbridge
The 2018 Jersey Sports Zone banquet celebrated a stellar season on the gridiron in the Garden State. The APA Hotel in Woodbridge honored the best of the best from every part of the state and culminated with our version of the Heisman. Watch all the videos from a special night to honor the newest members of the JSZ All-Zone fraternity! Somerville QB Jalahn Dabney is your 2018 Zoneman Winner After a stellar senior year with Somerville, a majority of coaches and credentialed media from around the state selected Jalahn Dabney as the 2018 Zoneman Trophy winner. Dabney amassed 3,444 all-purpose yards and 55 touchdowns for the Pioneers this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the interview with Dabney along with other players selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Zoneman Preshow Before the Zoneman banquet action kicks off check out our pre-show interviews with JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez: NJM’s Colin Dansberry with JSZ All-Zone quarterback Jay Foley of Haddonfield High School Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to their support of South Jersey high school sports all year long! 2018 JSZ Zoneman Balloting With over 50 high school coaches around the state and more than 20 statewide media members, the ballots were cast just like the Heisman. 3 points or 1st place, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for third. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Jalahn DabneySomerville188474 Antonio AlfanoColonia86440 Nick KargmanWoodrow Wilson641036 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton74231 Rahmir JohnsonBergen Catholic62426 Steve LubischerRed Bank Catholic44626 Taquan RobersonDePaul Catholic36122 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep24519 Juwon JacksonPiscataway25218 Ronnie HickmanDePaul Catholic33217 John OlmsteadSt. Joe-Metucehn32316 Jasiah PurdieHasbrouck Heights30110 Brian UgwuHillside1218 Jermaine CorbettLong Branch2006 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Kevin Minnick (NJ.com), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), JJ Conrad (NJ.Com), Todderick Hunt (NJ.com), Simeon Pincus (My Central Jersey), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Mike Kinney (NJ.com), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network), GMC Gridiron, Mark Trible (Courier-Post), McCarthy Report, Brian Carr (North Jersey.com), Ryan Patti (Rivals.com), Coaches: Paramus Catholic, Randolph, Colonia, Hillside, Bridgewater-Raritan, North Hunterdon, Bergen Catholic, Allentown, West Deptford, DePaul Catholic, Holmdel, Keansburg, Rumson-Fair Haven, Seton Hall Prep, Ramapo, Red Bank Regional, Brick Memorial, Freehold Boro, Irvington, Red Bank Catholic, Toms River North, Manalapan, Westfield, Phillipsburg, Bernards, Hillsborough, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Rutherford, Trenton, Delaware Valley, Buena, Butler, High Point, Matawan, Penns Grove, South River, Salem, AL Johnson, Willingboro, Nottingham, Haddonfield, West Orange, Piscataway, Lincoln, Notre Dame, Lenape, Sayreville, Brick Township, Pitman In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Meet The 2018 Zoneman Trophy Finalists Antonio Alfano, Colonia Defensive Lineman Alfano has been the consensus top-ranked 2019 football recruit all season long and there’s good reason why. He is one of five New Jersey players selected to play in the 2019 All-American Bowl and is committed to play for Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Alfano dominated his competition in the Greater Middlesex Conference with 79 tackles and 10 sacks this season, along with a staggering 28 tackles for losses. JSZ’s Jay Cook gives you the inside-look at what makes Alfano such a highly-touted prospect: Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) Running Back Byers was as electric as they come in the Garden State during his junior campaign. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon with the ball in his hands, rushing for 1,741 yards and 29 touchdowns on the season, all while helping power his St. Joe’s Wildcats to yet another Non-Public Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez takes you down to Hammonton for a behind-the-scenes look at South Jersey’s most electrifying runner: Jalahn Dabney, Somerville Quarterback Dabney took over the starting quarterback job in Somerville at the end of the 2017 season and showcased his dynamic playmaking ability well throughout 2018. He compiled 3,444 yards from scrimmage this season and reached the end-zone 56 times to lead one of New Jersey’s most dangerous offenses. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont tells us what makes this dual-threat quarterback tick: Nick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Quarterback Kargman will graduate from Woodrow Wilson with plenty of state records compiled during his senior season. The decorated South Jersey passer broke the state record single season passing mark with 3,963 yards and his 41 passing scores rank atop the state lists, as well. But what’s even more impressive is Kargman’s character off the field, as it’s made him an important part of the Woodrow Wilson community. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez tells us what makes Kargman so special: Rahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Running Back Johnson became the first Bergen Catholic rusher to break the 1,000-yard mark since 2008, a true testament to the level of competition that the Crusaders face on a week-to-week basis. After teammate Josh McKenzie went down with a torn ACL, Johnson assumed the full-time starting role and showcased his elite speed and craftiness all season long. He closed 2018 with 1,334 yards and 11 rushing scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about this humble teammate and Nebraska commit: Steve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Quarterback Intelligence and athleticism is the blend of characteristics that has made Lubischer one of New Jersey’s most talented signal callers. At Red Bank Catholic, Lubischer blossomed into a premier dual-threat passer who had the ability to break the game on any down. JSZ’s chief operating officer Rich Chrampanis followed Lubischer’s trajectory all season long and tells us why this Boston College commit is so special: Other Top Vote-Getters Only the top-six vote-getters are on our Zoneman podium, but there were other plenty of players around the Garden State who had great seasons and garnered votes from coaches and media around the state. Those players were: 7th Place: Taquan Roberson, DePaul Catholic quarterback: Roberson, a Penn State commit, closed out his senior season in masterful fashion for the Spartans. He threw 29 touchdowns for 2,432 yards and will go down as one of the most decorated quarterbacks to play in New Jersey. 8th Place: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep running back: Berger led one of New Jersey’s most talented backfields at Don Bosco Prep by displaying elite patience and explosiveness. Only a junior, he holds offers from top-tier Power 5 college football programs and has plenty more in the tank for his senior year. 9th Place: Juwon Jackson, Piscataway running back: Jackson was a main reason why Piscataway reached a 13-0 record and won both a sectional title and a newly-minted “Bowl Game” at MetLife Stadium. He rushed for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season. 10th Place: Ronnie Hickman, DePaul Catholic wide receiver/defensive back: Hickman was arguably the most dangerous two-way player in New Jersey. Committed to Ohio State, Hickman was one of five New Jersey football players selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl. His senior season was unfortunately cut short due to a torn ACL late in the year. Josh Henderson wins JSZ 2018 Prep Player of the Year Hun running back and University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson was named JSZ’s 2018 Prep Player of the Year. Henderson accepted his award during JSZ’s 2nd annual All-Zone football banquet in Woodbridge. Watch Courtney DuPont’s story on the future Tar Heel: Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep Player of the Year was presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Team We will be posting our highlight videos of every player honored throughout the next day – check back to click on the links below and see our highlights from our 2018 JSZ All-Zoners! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Micahel Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJean Alvarez, Union CityAyir Asante, St. Peter's PrepKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicKevin Cerruti, Long BranchJalahn Dabney, Somerville JC Collins, WillamstownJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepMax Baker, RamapoJason Collier, West DeptfordBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicAntonio Alfano, Colonia Jay Foley, HaddonfieldAidan Borguet, DelseaGarrett Cody, Bergen CatholicDylan Deveney, HunJermaine Donaldson, EasternNick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Danny Grozozski, Burlington TownshipJermaine Corbett, Long BranchJohn Guaimano, Cedar GroveTyler Devera, Bergen CatholicCJ Hanson, Saint John VianneyJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepGBJ George, LindenJaaron Hayek, Wayne HillsChristian Mahogoney, Paramus CatholicRahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Rob McCoy, Mater Dei PrepJoe Green, PhillipsburgConnor Holmes, SayrevilleSean Morris, St. Joe-HammontonSteve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepMarlyn Johnson, PeddieJohn Olmstead, St. Joe-Metuchen Tom Sharkey, Wayne HillsJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayStanley King, Woodrow Wilson Bence Polgar, Wayne Hills Jack Stagaard, PhillipsburgMax Jackson, SummitJayvin Little, Timber CreekBlerim Rustemi, DePaul Catholic AJ Wingfield, RamapoJacob Mafaro, Kittatinny
Watch JSZ’s Tuesday 12.4 Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone had cameras at ice rinks Tuesday and has highlights from Delbarton and a statement win by St. Augustine. Delbarton 4 Gloucester Catholic 1 James Monahan stepped up for Delbarton as the Green Wave netted three goals in the second period to lock up a 4-1 win over fellow Gordon Conference team Gloucester Catholic. Delbarton has now won three-straight games after falling to Don Bosco Prep to open the 2018 season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Randolph: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you highlights from the Gloucester Catholic Rams thanks to our great sponsor, NJM Insurance! St. Augustine 10 Princeton 2 After an upset loss to No. 6 Seton Hall Prep, No. 4 St. Augustine picked up its first win as they hand fellow Top 20 opponent No. 11 Princeton it’s first loss with 10-2 result. The Hermits were lead by senior Julian Boisclair who scored two first half goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage on Jersey Sports Zone!
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have nominees for the goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 9:00 pm. You can watch all the nominees below in our three categories. The winners will receive a plaque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year. With an overwhelming response, we are happy to announce that we will honor the top two finishers in each category at the JSZ Football Banquet on December 5 in Woodbridge As we gear up for the sectional finals and upcoming state championships and bowl games, JSZ has compiled the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2018 football season. We need your vote in six different categories. The polls are open NOW through Thursday at 9:00 pm. The winners of the polls will be honored at the 2nd annual JSZ Football banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Our Top Play winners from the season will also be honored as well as the top players in the state with our JSZ All-State team. Watch all sixty of our nominees in the videos below and cast your vote! Thanks to all the athletes for giving us so many great moments from the 2018 season! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll NEW NOMINEE! Thanks for pointing out Tyler Cook’s big hit against Paramus Catholic. It’s now on the poll for voting along with the 10 nominees above Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ 11.11 State Championship Soccer Highlights
It’s state championship Sunday at Kean University for Non-Public soccer. JSZ brings you highlights and post-game reaction from four games. CBA 2 Delbarton 1 (2 OT) – Non-Public Boys “A” State Final Luke Pascarella delivered a magical right foot shot from 33-yards out with :19 seconds left in double overtime to give CBA a stunning win over the #1 ranked team in the state. The Green Wave scored four minutes into the championship game courtesy of Brendan McSorley and led 1-0 at the half. The game took a dramatic turn following a double yellow card on Delbarton and the Green Wave played the final 29 minutes a man down. The Colts drew even with 5:09 to go thanks to an upper 90 missle from James Hempstead to force overtime. Pascarella’s golden goal was a thing of beauty as you’ll see in the highlights. JSZ breaks it all down and talks to Pascarella in a fantastic and poignant interview: L Gill St. Bernard’s 7 Rutgers Prep 0 – Boys Non-Public “B” State Final Gill St. Bernard’s grabbed it’s second Non-Public B State Title in three years after an offensive explosion against Rutgers Prep. The Knights were led by Micaah Garenette who finished with hat trick. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Pingry 3 Oak Knoll 1 – Girls Non-Public “A” State Final Olivia Volpe scored two first-half goals and Sophia Cavaliere added a score in the second half as the #6 seed claims its first state title in six years. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: Morristown-Beard 2 Saint Rose 0 – Girls Non-Public “B” State Final The Crimson gets goals from Genevieve Pike and Danielle Yanotta in the span of 1:57 midway through the second half to get their first girls state soccer championship in school history. JSZ has the highlights from Kean and post-match reaction:
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 11.8
JSZ has cameras all over the state Thursday as public and private sectional champions in boys and girls soccer are crowned. Stay tuned throughout the night for soccer highlights from Delbarton’s PK win, Holmdel’s 2nd consecutive sectional title, an upset by East Brunswick and much more. Delbarton 2 Seton Hall Prep 2 (Green Wave in PK’s 4-3) – Boy’s North Non-Public “A” Final Kyle Swift made two consecutive saves during penalty kicks to give the Green Wave a spot in the Non-Public “A” state championship. After Seton Hall Prep tied the game in the second half on a blast by Jon Ned, twenty scoreless minutes in overtime led to drama in the PK’s. After Liam Bertrand made nine saves for the Pirates, Tomas Hut came in at keeper during the penalties and came up with two saves. Seton Hall Prep was one kick away from advancing, but Swift forced a sixth round after making a save. Following Sam Burvill’s second goal in the PK session, Swift made one final stop to end a tremendous match. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Millburn High: Rutgers Prep 2 St. Rose 1 – Boy’s South Non-Public B Final Rutgers Prep made school history Thursday evening by capturing the program’s first South Non-Public B Sectional Title with a 2-1 victory over ninth seed St. Rose. The Argonauts got ahead early with two first half goals from Sophomore Demetri Zambas. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Holmdel 4 Shore 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 2 Final After losing a heartbreaker against Ocean in the Shore Conference Tournament, Holmdel has been an unstoppable team. The Hornets ripped through the Central Jersey Group 2 field by outscoring opponents 27-1. The finale came Thursday when junior forward Jack Giamanco buried two goals en route to a 4-0 win against Shore Regional. It’s Holmdel’s second consecutive CJG2 title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights: East Brunswick 1 Hunterdon Central 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 4 Final Upset Alert!! East Brunswick, the six seed in the Central Jersey Group 4 Section Tournament, took down the number one seed Hunterdon Central in the tournament final. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights and post-game for you now: Washington Township 2 Jackson Memorial 1 | Boy’s South Jersey Group 4 Final Arturo Serano and Jake Logar scored first-half goals to pace Washington Township to a fifth consecutive South Jersey Group 4 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 3 Final Santieno Harding’s goal in the 76th minute would prove to be the game-winner as Ocean Township captured the Central Jersey Group 3 title in a 2-1 win over Colts Neck. James Schutz also provided the first goal of the day in the 13th minute. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ocean: St. Rose 1 Trinity Hall 0 – Girl’s South Non-Public B Final St. Rose took home their first Sectional title since 2010 on Thursday night, as they defeated Trinity Hall in the South Non-Public Group B Final. Julianne Leskauskas, the Rutgers commit, scored the lone goal for the Purple Roses less than 10 minutes into the first half. St. Rose will take on Morristown-Beard on Sunday morning for the overall Non-Public Championships. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights:
Vote now for JSZ Week 8 Top Play
JSZ wrapped up the regular season with 24 games around the state and once again we’ve found ten incredible plays from every part of the state. Watch this week’s Top Play nominees and cast your vote below. The poll stays open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner will get the JSZ Top Play Belt presented at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the incredible plays provided to us each and every week by the New Jersey high school football community! Take Our Poll Previous Top Play Winners
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.27
The regular season comes to a close in New Jersey high school football and JSZ brings you eight games of highlights in the rain and wind. St. Peter’s Prep and St. Joe’s-Montvale battled for playoff positioning, the MAPL final between Peddie and Hun came down to the final play, plus we’ve got big regular-season finale wins for Delbarton and Edison. Watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 preview of our coverage and scroll down to watch highlights of all our games: St. Joe’s-Montvale 16 St. Peter’s Prep 7 Touchdowns from Audric Estime and Gavin Sharkey and nearly lockdown play from the Green Knights’ defense were the keys to St. Joe’s 16-7 victory over St. Peter’s Prep Saturday. The win puts St. Joe’s at 7-2 on the season and they’re in the driver’s seat to a top seed in the Non-Public Group 4 playoffs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: Hun 21 Peddie 16 After falling to MAPL rival Peddie 61-7 Hun pulled out an exciting 21-16 win. After trailing by nine at halftime the Raiders with the help of University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson scored 21 straight points. As the Falcons staged a comeback trailing by five points and a goal line opportunity Malcolm Brunson grabbed a last second interception to secure the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Peddie coverage! Delbarton 23 Clifton 14 The defense in this game was insane, but in the end, it was Delbarton who capitalized for the homecoming win. Michael Jarmolowich scored three touchdowns and teammate Jake Kopeld caused a safety leading the Green Wave to victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you: Gateway 27 Paulsboro 20 Ready for a blast from the past? The Gateway Gators captured their first victory over Paulsboro in 33 years, dating all the way back to 1985 when Michael Jordan won Rookie of the Year with the Chicago Bulls and Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this historic South Jersey win: Edison 15 Plainfield 0 Lucas Loffredo had a 49 yard TD run in the first quarter and the Edison defense held Plainfield to -20 yards rushing as the Eagles shutout Plainfield on a muddy field to get to 6-2. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Edison’s playoff-clinching win: Ewing 14 Pemberton 0 Tywayne Reed stepped in for an injured Caleb Stokes at quarterback and delivered a pair of TD runs and the Ewing defense had five interceptions as the Blue Devils get a shutout win to reach 5-3 on the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Ewing is sponsored by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Clearview 23 Moorestown 9 Troy Bentancur’s 67 yard TD run in the second quarter gave Clearview the lead for good as the Pioneers reach the 5-2 mark. Mike Ancona added two TD runs from the Wing-T attack. Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Buena 38 Gloucester Catholic 18 Buena Regional continued their dominant style of football through Week 8 as the Chiefs have captured their first undefeated regular season since 2014. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Voting is underway for JSZ Week 7 Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Seven in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 7 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 7 Highlights
Big yardage plays highlight JSZ Week 6 “Play of the Week” Nominees
We’ve got 10 more nominees captured by JSZ cameras showcasing the amazing talent on display during Week 6 of NJ high school football. Notre Dame’s Cole Williams is one of ten nominees for the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Previous Top Play Winners
Watch Saturday 10.13 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Six comes to a close with nine more games of highlights from around New Jersey. We get our first look at Peddie and Alabama commit John Metchie, a much anticipated rematch between South River and Hillside, plus Delbarton steps up at home against Seton Hall Prep and Mater Dei Prep makes a statement over Manasquan in a battle of unbeatens. Watch our teaser video and then scroll down to watch all our highlights. Don’t forget to come back to JSZ on Sunday to vote for Top Play and Game Balls from around the state! Delbarton 33 Seton Hall Prep 17 Michael Jarmolowich stepped up with a huge game for Delbarton with an 89-yard fumble return touchdown and a wild 10-yard touchdown catch to help the Green Wave wash out Seton Hall Prep. This week marked the fourth consecutive game Jarmolowich has scored a defensive touchdown. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Morristown and has the highlights: West Deptford 51 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 0 Days after legendary coach Paul Sacco was suspended after St. Joseph’s school leadership learned about racially charged comments made by their students, the Wildcats had to hit the field and play football. But it wasn’t going to come easy as West Deptford came in and steamrolled St. Joseph’s to the tune of 51-0. West Deptford held St. Joseph’s to only 75 yards of offense on the day. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Hillside 40 South River 13 It was the rematch we have all been waiting for! After Hillside eliminated South River last year in the first round of the playoffs, ending their undefeated season as well, the Rams were looking forward to redemption during Week 6. Hillside though, had the edge once again over South River and remain undefeated. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of South River is brought to you by Campozino Restaurant. Thank you Campozino for the continued support! Mater Dei Prep 41 Manasquan 0 Malik Ingram ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns and Rob McCoy threw two TD passes to Isaiah Alston as the Seraphs improve to 6-0 with a statement win over previously unbeaten Manasquan. JSZ has the highlights from Middletown: Rumson-Fair Haven 47 Lakewood 7 Alex Maldjian had three TD runs in the first quarter and John Volker added two scores on a TD run and a punt return to lead RFH to a 6-0 mark. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is sponsored by Gold Coast Cadillac Peddie 53 Lawrenceville 6 After two straight losses Peddie has bounced back with a pair of wins. In their latest 53-6 victory over Lawrenceville, University of Alabama commit John Metchie and freshman running back Patrick Smith combined for 5 scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Lawrenceville and Peddie coverage on JSZ! Delsea 56 Woodrow Wilson 14 Harvard commit Aidan Borguet rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns as Delsea made a South Jersey statement with a big win over Woodrow Wilson. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to NJM Insurance, JSZ will be able to bring you great highlights from Delsea and other South Jersey high schools. Nottingham 27 Hamilton West 0 The Northstars cranked out 252 yards on the ground using a stable of runners to pick up its third straight win. Ja’ier Nelson sparked Nottingham with an 84-yard run in the second quarter to start the scoring. The Northstars defense has given up just seven points over the last three weeks. JSZ has highlights of Nottingham reaching the 5-1 mark: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nottingham and Hamilton West is brought to you by Princeton Orhtopaedic Associates Steinert 27 Lawrence 3 Nick Wright had two TD passes to Miles Smith and added a TD run as the Spartans pick up their first win of the season. JSZ has the highlights from the WJFL: JSZ’s coverage of Steinert and Lawrence is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 9.27
Jersey Sports Zone’s Thursday soccer slate brings us three games across the Garden State. Delbarton 3 Delran 0 The Green Wave scored three first-half goals and Kyle Swift made four saves including a penalty kick in the second half as Delbarton avenged an upset loss to Delran two years ago. Ivan Scotto scored the first goal in the 16th minute and nine minutes later Curt Calov delivered a magnificent strike from 20 yards out to make it a 2-0 lead. Will Donovan scored in the closing minute to give Delbarton a 3-0 advantage at the half. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 ranked team improving to 9-0 on the season: North Hunterdon 2 Voorhees 1- Boys Soccer Voorhees and North Hunterdon met in The Pit tonight for a boys soccer matchup. The first half was completely scoreless, but in the second North Hunterdon would take a 2-1 lead and hold on for the victory. Check out full highlights of this crosstown rivalry matchup now: Lacey 1 Lakewood 0- Boys Soccer Junior forward Sean Moffit broke a scoreless tie in the 61st minute after a steal and shot past the keeper. Moffit, who now leads the Lions in scoring with eight goals this year, helped propel Lacey to a 7-1 record on the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Lakewood: Thanks to Michael Inzelbuch for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Lakewood sports all year long
Watch JSZ 9.20 Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you Thursday high school soccer highlights from around New Jersey. North Hunterdon 1 Hunterdon Central 1 | Double OT Tie Crosstown rivals met at Hunterdon Central High School for a matchup that is always exciting. This year it ended in a tie. Central’s goalie John Padavano had 9 saves, while Nick Fetten had 13 or North. Check out full highlights now: Delbarton 2 Chatham 0 – Boys Soccer The Delbarton Green Wave kept their spot as the top team in the Garden State after a 2-0 win at home against Chatham. Second half goals from Ryan Ruffo and Brendan McSorley secured the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: South Brunswick 2 East Brunswick 1 – Boys Soccer Jake Stump and Corey Peterson scored first half goals and keeper Justin Cross held off constant pressure in the second half to give the Vikings a rivalry win in the Greater Middlesex Conference. Derek Ferro scored the lone goal for East Brunswick who suffers their first loss of the season to drop to 4-1-1. JSZ has highlights of South Brunswick reaching the 7-0 mark: Hopewell Valley 1 Hightstown 0 – Boys Soccer Hopewell Valley picked up their second consecutive win Thursday afternoon after defeating Hightstown 1-0. What was mostly a scoreless game finally saw life when Eric Goldberg scored with 15 minutes remaining. The Bulldogs would hold onto that lead to improve to 2-3-1 on the year. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and Hightstown coverage.
Watch Friday 8.31 JSZ Football Highlights
Once again, the JSZ team has cameras around the state bringing you highlights of Week 0 of New Jersey high school football. Click HERE To watch our Thursday Week 0 coverage featuring eight games Here’s a preview of all the games that are posted below to get you ready for a great Friday night of high school football from all around New Jersey: Don Bosco Prep 22 Byrnes (SC) 17 Don Bosco Prep came out hot Friday night and made a statement. The Ironmen capitalized on a 19-point fourth quarter rally to topple the Byrnes (SC) Rebels, who took down Don Bosco Prep last year. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand in Ramsey for this 48-minute battle: Red Bank Catholic 41 Saint John Vianney 14 Steve Lubischer had two TD runs and a TD pass to account for over 200 yards of offense as the Caseys ended the 38 game Shore Conference winning streak of SJV. Lubischer’s TD’s all came in the first half as the Caseys took a 20-0 lead into the halftime locker room. From there, coach Frank Edgerly’s team turned to its ground game as they produced three second-half TD runs by three different players. Kavon Chambers ran for 152 yards in a losing effort. Watch JSZ’s coverage of the big Shore Conference showdown in Holmdel: Our sponsors are the reason we can bring you great coverage of high school sports in New Jersey. Thanks to BCB Bayshore (SJV) and Playa Bowls (RBC) for their support of Jersey Sports Zone and backing their hometown teams! Elizabeth 35 Bridgewater-Raritan 28 | LeShane Taylor 2 Passing TD’s, 179 yds, 2 Rushing TD’s, 137 yds After falling the North 2 Group 5 State Final to Westfield for the third year in a row Bridgewater-Raritan was looking to kick off the season with a W, except Elizabeth had other plans. When these two last met the Panthers won in a 35-0 shut out. This time around it was Elizabeth getting the upper hand coming out on top 35-28 thanks to a fantastic 4 touchdown performance from LeShane Taylor. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you Panther athletics all year long! Thanks to Total Rehab & Sports Medicine for their support of Bridgewater-Raritan and allowing us to capture great moments throughout the 2018-19 season. Somerville 35 Delbarton 7 | Jalan Dabney 4 Passing TDs, 1 Rushing TD, 339 Yds The Somerville Pioneers took a trip to the North Super Conference to face Delbarton in their season opener. Jalan Dabney and the Pioneers outplayed the big north school is every way. Dabney had 339 total yards and took part in 5 touchdowns, while Kyree Hiton score off of what could be the play of the year. Check out the full highlights now: Phillipsburg 35 Warren Hills 7 | Jack Staggard 205 Passing Yds, 2 TDs Warren Hills and Phillipsburg may only be a 15 minute drive from one another, but the two football programs had not played since 2009. As expected though, P-Burg’s Smash Mouth Football style allowed them to plow through Warren Hills’ defensive line. Joe Green had two rushing touchdowns, while Jack Staggard showed off his passing abilities with 205 total passing yards. Check out highlights now: Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club for supporting Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg State College (PA) 19 Saint Augustine Prep 7 Cohen Russell had two first-half touchdowns as State College came to South Jersey to score a win at Saint Augustine Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Williamstown 24 Vineland 7 UMass commit JC Collins had two TD runs and a TD pass as Williamstown overcame an early 7-0 deficit to open the season with an impressive road win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has highlights from South Jersey: Lacey 14 Ocean 12 The Lions score two third-quarter touchdowns and sophomore Chase Granit ran for 130 yards to help Lacey score a Week 0 road win. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction:
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Lax Games of 2018
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Games The 2018 high school boys LAX season saw sensational offensive performances, incredible saves, and clutch scores. Jersey Sports Zone captured hundreds of great moments and here are the Top 10 most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone from last season in New Jersey high school boys LAX: #10. Manasquan 11 CBA 3 – PART 2 | SCT Boys LAX Final Canyon Birch scored his 100th goal of 2018 as part of a five-point game as the Warriors avenged a 6-4 regular season loss to top the #1 seed and earn a second straight Shore Conference championship. Ryan Anderson scored four goals and Mike LaPoint had 12 saves to lead Manasquan who handed CBA their first loss of the season. JSZ has your flashback to Monmouth University: #9. Don Bosco 9 Ridgewood 4 Justin Kim scored four goals and twin brother Andrew added a pair of scores as the Ironmen braved the elements to top Ridgewood. Matt Solleder added two goals for Don Bosco, who improved to 2-0 on the season after this exciting win. Lets look back on this Ironmen victory now: #8. Delbarton 15 Seton Hall Prep 10 | Non-Public A State Final Matt Campbell was a man on a mission, the senior midfielder scored 5 first half goals sparking Delabrton to a 15-10 win over Seton Hall Prep. The win marked The Green Wave’s 3rd straight Non-Public A Title and added to a historic year in sports at Delbarton School, winning State Championships in Soccer, Hockey and now on the Lacrosse field. #7. CBA 6 Manasquan 4 Christian Brothers Academy came into this game with Manasquan ranked No. 2 in the Shore Conference despite bolstering a 9-0 record and a win over Don Bosco Prep. Rankings didn’t matter to the Colts, but shutting down a prolific Manasquan offense did. The CBA defense led by senior goalie Chris Downey (11 Saves, 4 in the 4th Qtr) held the Warriors to just 4 goals on the day, as the Colts came away with the 6-4 win at Monmouth University. Connor Macrae, Robbie Hermansen and Kevin Junquet sparked a 3-Goal run in the 2nd quarter to give CBA a 4-3 lead at the half. James Pendergist recorded a hat trick for Manasquan in the loss. #6. Delbarton 9 Mountain Lakes 5 | Morris County Final The Delbarton School came into the Morris County Final boasting 5 consecutive County Championships to go along with a current No. 1 ranking in The NJ Top 20. Despite that, the Green Wave was still able to find motivation in an underdog mentality. Seeded No. 2 behind Mountain Lakes in the tournament, Delbarton was out to prove they were once again the very best in Morris County. Michael Long scored a hat trick, and Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw had an incredible 14 saves, as The Green Wave made it a six-beat, taking down Mountain Lakes 9-5 to capture the Morris County Crown. Lets sit back and enjoy this one, one more time: #5 Delbarton 11 Westfield 9 Matt Campbell broke a 9-9 tie and the Green Wave added an insurance goal late in the 4th quarter to win in a NJ high school lacrosse opener featuring two of the top 3 ranked teams in New Jersey. Thomas Maccowatt scored four goals and three assists for Delbarton, who are the defending Tournament of Champions winners. Westfield rallied from an 8-4 deficit with a pair of goals to close out the the first half followed by three straight goals to tie the game at nine at the end of three quarters. Devon McClane had 4 goals and 3 assists in a losing effort. #4. Delbarton 10 Summit 6 After suffering a stunning loss to Chatham and seeing their No. 1 ranking disappear, Delbarton School was primed for redemption in this matchup. The Green Wave got their chance facing off with the new No. 1 team in NJ, undefeated Summit High School. Delbarton pounced on the opportunity, coming away with a 10-6 win on the road over the Hilltoppers. Senior midfielder Matt Campbell poured in 4 goals and an assist while Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw stopped 7 shots in net against a Summit offense that averages over 10 goals a game. #3. CBA 8 Don Bosco 7 A matchup that featured two of New Jersey’s top 20 teams, and two undefedeated squads, lived up to the hype and then some. Don Bosco Prep took full control in the 3rd quarter on a Reese Gerlach goal that put the Ironmen up 7-3, but CBA retaliated by scoring 5 unanswered goals, including the game winner by freshman Kyle Aldridge with just 2:26 to play. Colts get a incredible comeback win in what was an early candidate for game of the year. #2. Delbarton 16 Seton Hall 9 Despite being the two-time defending TOC Champions, and the No. 1 ranked program in New Jersey, The Delbarton School continued to find ways to impress Lacrosse fans across the state. Seton Hall Prep entered this match vs the undefeated and ranked No. 2, Delbarton. The Green Wave improved to 5-0 with a dominant 16-9 win, while handing the Pirates their first loss of the season. Senior attackman Tommy MacCowatt scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for Delbarton, while Griffin Westlin scored a hat trick for Seton Hall Prep. A second look now available: #1. Delbarton 13 St. Anthony 10 Senior Matt Campbell tallied a hat trick and goalie Miles Leniw stopped 14 shots as Delbarton came away with a statement 13-10 win over St. Anthony’s of Long Island NY. The Green Wave (USA Today’s No. 8 Ranked Team) improved 2-0 after this game. Lets take a look back now:
JSZ Year in Review: Top Baseball Games of 2018
The 2018 high school baseball season saw sensational performances on the mound, incredible web gems, and clutch hits. Jersey Sports Zone captured hundreds of great moments and here are the Top 10 most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone from last season in New Jersey high school baseball: #10: Toms River South 6 Brick Township 5 Legendary Coach Ken Frank and The Toms River South Indians found themselves in a rare position on Monday afternoon, winless through the first 3 games of 2018. Tied at 5 with Brick Township in the bottom of the 7th, South got a clutch double down the line in left by Jordan Erbe, followed up by an infield single off the bat of Shane Gibson to give the Indians a 6-5 walk-off win. Monmouth University commit TJ Scuderi continued his hot streak at the plate, going 2 for 3 in the win, while John Coppola hit a double & triple in the loss for the Dragons. Watch the Highlights from Toms River on JSZ! #9: St. Joe’s-Metuchen 4 Don Bosco Prep 1 St. Joseph Metuchen gave a new meaning to playing “lights out” baseball. Falcons had a 1-0 lead after 3 innings when the lights went out at Don Bosco Prep due to an electrical problem, a 20 minute delay followed before play would resume. The lights may have came back on, but the St. Joes defense kept Don Bosco in the dark. The Falcons, led by pitchers Nicolas Estes (Win) and Jake Hellwig (Save), shut down the Ironmen offense and got a 4-1 win on the road. Watch the Highlights from Ramsey on JSZ. #8: CBA 6 Wall 5 – Strike Out Autism at Central Regional High School Thomas Rodgers delivered a bases-loaded single in the 7th inning to give the Colts a walk-off win and a historic 800th career win for long-time CBA coach Marty Kenney. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights and post-game reaction from Bayville: #7: Middletown South 7 Middletown North 0 Sophomore Chris O’Connor had three hits, 2 RBI’s and a critical defensive play at third base in his varsity debut to lead Middletown South to a 7-0 win over their crosstown rival on opening day. Joe Sprake and Robby Zega combined on the shutout. Sprake threw four scoreless frames with 8 K’s and Zega got out of a jam in the 5th inning that allowed the Eagles to bust the game open. Middletown North starter Tyler Ras struck out 12 in five innings in front of multiple MLB scouts who watched his first start of 2018. O’Connor made a diving play at third base to get South out of a bases-loaded jam and doubled off of Ras to set up the game’s first run. JSZ has the highlights of another great battle of Middletown: #6: Seton Hall Prep 5 Caldwell 3 The Pirates of Seton Hall Prep, (5-1 on the season, No. 12 in NJ Top 20) found themselves trailing Caldwell on two separate occasions in the late innings. Down by 1 run in the 6th, Ryan Sheppard came through with an RBI double off the wall in right to tie the game at 3. Sheppard then scored on a base hit by Anthony Peterson to give Seton Hall a 4-3 lead. The Pirates would add one more run in the 6th to make it a 5-3 lead and RHP Ryan Toal took care of the rest in the 7th. Toal picked up the save and Seton Hall Prep came away with the comeback win. Watch Highlights of SHP and Caldwell on JSZ! #5: Saint Augustine 6 Delbarton 1 The rematch from last year’s Non- Public A State Final between No. 1 Delbarton and No. 2 St. Augustine was the must-see game for any baseball fan. Both teams came in undefeated and let’s just say the flames haven’t cooled down just yet from last June. The Green Wave struck first off a wild pitch from Cole Vanderslice to go up 1-0 in the third. That would be the only run given up from Vanderslice in his 7 strikeout game. The Hermits got the bats going in the fifth to put 4 runs on the board and took a commanding lead heading into the seventh. Virginia Tech commit Jack Billings helped add 2 more runs in the final inning to bring his stats to 2-4 with 3 RBI’s. Billings then closed out the game on the mound to earn strikeouts 4 and 5. Watch the highlights now: #4: Perth Amboy 1 St. Joe’s-Metuchen 0 (12 innings) Pitching duel or defensive showdown, call it what you want, hits and runs were tough to come by for Perth Amboy and St. Joseph Metuchen. After 12 innings of scoreless baseball, Bryan Valenzuela came to the plate with a runner on 3rd base and one thing on his mind; Winning. Valenzuela did just that, a walk off basehit to right field from the junior third baseman gave Perth Amboy a 1-0 victory over St. Joes. Jose Peralta picked up the W on the mound coming on in reflief for starter Virgilia Cabrera who went 9 1/3 innings, with 5 K’s and zero runs for the Panthers. His counterpart Jake Hellwig kept pace with 9 IP, and 6 K’s in the loss for St. Joes. Watch highlights of the extra inning thriller on JSZ! #3: Don Bosco Prep 11 Bergen Catholic 3 Don Bosco Prep traveled to Lyndhurst looking to take down their rival school Bergen Catholic for the second time in just three days. The Ironmen placed Iona bound Drew Helmstetter on the mound, and the lefty did his job. Helmstetter struck out 9 in 6 innings while allowing just 2 runs. The Don Bosco offense did its job as well, erupting for 7 runs in the 4th inning, and would go on to score 11 in the game, led by Ryan Carr (3 for 4 2RBI). Watch Highlights of Bosco – Bergen on JSZ! #2: Red Bank Catholic 7 Monmouth Regional 6 (8 innings) One of the top individual performances of 2018 came from the Shore Conference. David Glancy launched three towering solo homers in three consecutive at-bats as the Caseys rallied for an extra-innings win. RBC had a 6-2 lead in the 6th inning after Glancy’s third blast of the game, but Monmouth Regional rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame starting with an Eli Rife 2-run homer, a Justin Scotto RBI double and a Ricky Voss base hit to left that plated Scotto. In the 8th, Ryan O’Hara hit a fly ball to left that was dropped bringing home Glancy with the game-winning run. Watch the highlights of a wild game in Tinton Falls! #1: Saint Augustine Prep 1 Delbarton 0 – Non-Public “A” State Championship It was one of the best pitchers duels of 2018. Cole Vanderslice and Jack Leiter were sensational under the lights at Hamilton Veterans Park. In the end, Vanderslice threw a complete game shutout to give the Hermits the state crown. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a tremendous game: 2018 JSZ Web Gems of the Year! 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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:
JSZ Year in Review: Top Hockey Games from 2017-18
Jersey Sports Zone was excited to bring a new level of coverage to New Jersey high school hockey. From great rivalries to state championships at the Rock, here’s a look back at the Top 10 most viewed games from JSZ’s high school hockey coverage: #10: Manasquan 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 3 The Warriors scored an opening night win at the Red Bank Armory over RFH to spark a tremendous 15-3-1 season: #9: Marlboro 4 Middletown North 4 Anthony Galante scored two goals as Marlboro scored four straight goals after trailing 2-0. Middletown North answered with third-period goals by Kurt Kroper and Justin Skelly to earn the tie in an entertaining game at Middletown Ice World: #8: Middletown South 4 Middletown North 4 – Mayors Cup Nick Lioudakis scored the game-tying goal with 3:21 to go in the third period to give Middletown South a 4-4 tie with their archrival. The Eagles earned the Mayor’s Cup thanks to their 3-2 win earlier in the regular season over the Lions. Watch the highlights of one of NJ’s best rivalry games on the ice: #7: Middletown South 3 Middletown North 2 Deven Ralph had a pair of third-period goals to give Middletown South a season-opening win over their rival. Watch the highlights of a spirited game at Middletown Ice World: #6: Delbarton 4 Don Bosco Prep 2 – Non-Public State Championship Hunter Macy’s goal early in the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Green Wave scored three unanswered goals to win a third straight state championship. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the Rock: #5: Saint John Vianney 5 CBA 2 In an outdoor showcase at Navesink Country Club, Saint John Vianney got a hat trick from John Gelatt to hand CBA its first loss to a Shore Conference team since 2014. Watch the highlights of a signature win for the Lancers hockey program: #4: Don Bosco 8 Hun School 1 – Citi Field Mickey Burns had a six-point night (1 goal, 5 assists) and the duo of Tyler Sedlak and George Weiner had hat tricks as the Ironmen put on a dominating performance at the home of the New York Mets: #3: Don Bosco Prep 2 Pope John 1 (OT) – Non-Public State Quarterfinals It’s rare for a player on the losing team to grab the headlines, but that was the case in this state playoff battle. Don Bosco had to overcome a 79 save performance from Pope John goalie Matt Schoer and battle for a 2-1 OT win in the NJSIAA Non-Public Qtr Finals despite out-shooting the Lions 81-16 on goal. TJ Schweighardt tied the game at 1 with just 0:30 remaining in regulation, and Tristan Frese completed the comeback with a game-winning goal with just 0:45 to play in OT. #2: Don Bosco Prep 3 Delbarton 0 Mickey Burns, Michael Forgione and Tsubasa Konishi found the net as the Ironmen scored the first win in an eventual four-game showdown against the Green Wave: #1: Delbarton 2 Don Bosco Prep 1 (OT) – Gordon Cup Finals As the saying goes.. It’s tough to beat a team three times. Delbarton School proved that to be true as the Green Wave turned the tide on Don Bosco Prep and avenged two earlier season losses to the Ironmen. Andrew Bosland took a pass from Michael Balzarotti and sent home the game-winning goal for Delbarton in the sudden death overtime period at Codey Arena in West Orange. With one stroke, Bosland gave the Green Wave a 2-1 win, ended Don Bosco’s hopes for a perfect season, and brought the Gordon Cup back to Delbarton Schoo Jersey Sports Zone teams up with New Jersey Devils to honor NJ HS Hockey Jersey Sports Zone’s partnership with the New Jersey Devils gave us the chance to honor athletes from New Jersey high school hockey in a special way. Our monthly goals of the month winners were honored during a Devils game that featured an NHL player watching the goals and posing for pictures. We wrapped up the 2017-18 season with our JSZ Hockey Banquet held during the Devils home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch all of our Devils coverage below!
Delbarton School Reigns Supreme in New Jersey Sports
You would hard be hard pressed to find an athletic program that had a better 2017-18 campaign than The Delbarton School. The school in Morristown produced State Championships in seven different sports throughout the last year, while landing six different teams in the NJ.Com Final Top 20 Rankings in their respective sports. The Green Wave Breakdown Soccer: Non-Public A State Champions, #1 NJ Ranking Hockey: Gordon Cup Champions, Non-Public A State Champions, #1 NJ Ranking Lacrosse: Non-Public A State Champions, Tournament of Champions Winner, #1 NJ Ranking Wrestling: District, Region, & State Champions, Two Individual State Champions (Patrick Glory 126 lbs, Anthony Clark 113 lbs), #2 NJ Ranking Baseball: Non-Public A North State Champions, #6 NJ Ranking Tennis: Non-Public A State Champions, #13 NJ Ranking Track: Non-Public A State Champions Watch and Re-Live the Top Moments from Green Wave Athletics on JSZ! Patrick Glory and Anthony Clark win State Championships at Boardwalk Hall Delbarton Hockey Stuns Don Bosco, Wins 3rd Straight State Title Delbarton Soccer Completes Perfect Season with State Championship Win Delbarton Hockey Snaps Don Bosco Prep’s 22 Game Win Streak in Gordon Cup Final Green Wave LAX Wins SIXTH Straight Morris County Championship Delbarton Lacrosse Defeats Summit to Complete The TOC Three-Peat
JSZ Year in Review: Top games from Boys HS Soccer in 2017
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you exciting action from the pitch this fall in New Jersey high school soccer. We look back on the top ten most viewed games from our coverage in 2017: #10: Holmdel 7 Ocean 1 – Shore Conference Tournament championship We saw one of the best individual efforts of the entire year as Anthony Arena delivered a sensational five goal performance to give the Hornets its first SCT title. Watch Arena’s masterful performance! #9: Saint Benedict’s Prep 2 Lawrenceville 0 St. Benedict’s Prep made the trip from Newark to Trenton to take on The Lawrenceville School on Wednesday. The Grey Bee’s struck twice in the 80 minute match, Sebastian Chalbaud with a header in the 12th minute and Julian Gomes in the 46th. St. Benedict’s improves to a perfect 11-0 in 2017 after the 2-0 road win over Lawrenceville. Alex Lorenzo has the highlights: #8: Holmdel 1 Matawan 1 (Hornets advance on PK’s) – Central Jersey Group 2 Playoffs It took 100 minutes of play and penalty kicks, but the No. 1 seeded Holmdel Hornets came away with a dramatic victory over fellow Shore Conference foe Matawan on Tuesday afternoon. After two overtime periods the match remained tied at 1 a piece and we went to Penalty Kicks to decide a winner. Holmdel goalkeeper Matt Lionetta came up with two clutch saves, and Cyrus Darvish put in the game-winning PK. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Matawan below! #7: Pennington 5 Peddie 2 Ibrahima Diop was named a USA Today All-American in June, and the Pennington School senior proved himself worthy of the honor. Diop scored four times, leading the Red Raiders to a 5-2 win over Peddie School. Jared Subarsky added the 5th goal for Pennington in the 68th minute. Watch Full Highlights of the Red Raider’s win! #6: Delbarton 4 CBA 1 – Non-Public “A” State Championship Christian Brother’s Academy boasts a defense that has put up 16 shutouts throughout the 2017 season. With CBA leading 1-0 after 40 minutes of play, it looked the Colts may have saved their best for last. The Green Wave of Delbarton had other ideas, scoring four 2nd Half goals (Brendan McSorley 2, Ethan Fabricant, & Liam McSorley) for a dominant 4-1 win. For Delbarton, it marks their 5th State Title in the last 6 years, and the 13th in school history. It was a special day for brothers Liam and Brendan McSorley who combined for a hat trick, leading Delbarton to victory. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from the State Championship Match below! #5: Holmdel 4 Dover 1 – NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship Holmdel High School put an end to a historic season on the soccer field. The Hornets captured a divisional, Shore Conference, Sectional, and NJSIAA Group-2 State Title in 2017. Holmdel (22-1-1) used a balanced scoring attack of 4 goals from 4 different players (Mikey Neff, Matt Leon, Justin McStay, and Joe Arena) to get a 4-1 win over Dover in the State Championship match on Sunday morning at Kean University. The win gives the Hornet’s their 2nd State Title in School History. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Dover below! #4: Kearny 3 Princeton 1 – NJSIAA Group 4 State Championship Jose Escandon scored two goals in the second half to lead the Kardinals to their first state soccer championship since 2004. Escandon gathered a rebound off a free kick in the 50th minute to get Kearny on the board. In the 70th minute, he drew a foul and converted a 25-yard free kick to give the Kardinals a two-goal advantage. Andrew Berger got Princeton on the board with 2:14 to go in the game, but Ryan Valdaz sealed the state championship with an open field goal with just six seconds remaining. Kearny finishes the year with a 19-0-5 record. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: #3: Delran 2 Pennington 1 The Bears scored two goals in the final five minutes to knock off the recently named #1 team in the country by USA Today. Pennington took a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute on a great feed from Jared Panson to Nicolas Herrerias, but Delran rallied. Goalie Max Pinado stepped outside of the 18 on a punt, giving Delran a free kick and John Strohlein delivered a magnificent strike in the upper 90 to tie the game at one with 5:51 to go in regulation. A red card to Pennington freshman Mani Diop put the Red Raiders a man down for the final three minutes. It set the stage for the game-winner as Dan Strohlein battled to get a shot off that hit the right post and Chris Hunt buried the rebound. JSZ has the highlights of a thrilling game along with post-game reaction: #5: Saint Benedict’s Prep 5 Pennington 1 St. Benedict’s Prep just recently tabbed the No. 1 team in America by USA Today. The Grey Bee’s hosted The Pennington School who also held the No. 1 ranking earlier in the season. St. Benedict’s showed they why they are more than deserving of that top ranking with a dominating 5 goal performance on Wednesday afternoon. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post-match interviews from St. Benedict’s Prep vs Pennington School. #1: Saint Benedict’s Prep 4 Blair – Prep “A” State Championship The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came into Thursday’s Prep A State Final match 80 minutes away from a 19-0 record and a National Championship Trophy. St. Benedict’s took care of business with three 1st half goals, (Ronald Mafunzwaini 1, and Julian Gomes 2). The Grey Bee’s then added one more score in the 74th minute by Azriel Johnson to complete a 4-0 win over Blair Academy and capture the 2017 Prep A Title and National Championship. Watch Highlights and Post Game Reaction from St. Benedict’s Championship Game below! Jersey Sports Zone Boys Soccer Goals of the Year from 2017 Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible highlights. Watch the best goals captured by our camera in 2017 and look forward to many more in 2018!
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Delbarton Completes Three-Peat, Wins 3rd Straight TOC Crown
Delbarton – 12 Summit – 6 | NJ Tournament of Champions Final The dominance of Delbarton Lacrosse continues. The Green Wave have now won three straight Tournament of Champions Titles, and have managed to grab a strangle hold on New Jersey Lacrosse, a state known for it’s superior competition. It was an all around team effort for Delbarton. Matt Campbell scored 4 goals, Tommy MacCowatt added a hat trick, and CJ Kirst scored 2 of his own, leading the Green Wave to victory. Watch Highlights and Post Game from Delbarton’s 12-6 win over Summit on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit.
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St. Augustine 1 Delbarton 0 – Non- Public A Final Cole Vanderslice threw a complete game 2-hit masterpiece to outduel Jack Leiter and give the Hermits a state championship after falling in the finals in the previous two years. Both pitchers were dominant against potent lineups. Leiter, who came into the game with 8 consecutive no-hit innings, was able to put up four more hitless frames before Kevin Easie had an infield single to lead off the 5th. Easie moved to third base following a pair of outs. A squeeze attempt failed, but with Easie off the bag at third the throw went into left field which resulted in the only run of the game. Watch the highlights of an outstanding game on Saturday night in Hamilton: Gloucester Catholic 10 DePaul 3 – Non- Public B Final The Rams raced out to a 4-0 first inning lead and built an 8-0 advantage as freshman Anthony Solometo pitched five shutout innings with 11 strikeouts to give Gloucester Catholic a second straight Non-Public “B” state championship. Luke Lesch hit a two-run HR in the first inning and had three RBI’s to lead Gloucester Catholic’s 10-hit attack. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hamilton Veteran’s Park: Middlesex 3 Park Ridge 0 – NJSIAA Group 1 State Championship Middlesex captured their second consecutive Group 1 State Title with a 3-0 win over Park Ridge Saturday afternoon. It was clear from the beginning it would be a close game as both teams were unable to score in the first three innings. In the fourth the Blue Jays would score a run off an error on a bunt to lead Park Ridge 1-0. Ryan Vollmer would then send a 2 RBI shot to center to make it a three run game. Starting pitcher Kyle Nepton dominated on the mound, throwing a one hit shutout to lead Middlesex to it’s fifth State Championship. Watch the highlights now:
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Delbarton 10 Watchung Hills 3 – Tournament of Champions – Semifinal With the chance to return to the Tournament of Champions Title Game for a third year in a row No. 1 in the NJ Top 20, Delbarton did not disappoint in the semifinal match up with No. 7 Watchung Hills. What started out as a tough defensive battle in the first half saw a momentum swing as Tommy MacCowatt scored twice in the third quarter. MacCowatt picked up a hat trick in the Green Wave’s 10-3 win over Watchung, they will face Summit for in the Tournament of Champions Final on 6/9. Watch the highlights: Summit – 6 Mountain Lakes – 3 | TOC Semi Finals Summit has been known for their defensive play all season long, and that didn’t change when the Hilltoppers needed it most. Facing a high powered Mountain Lakes offense in TOC Semi-Finals, Summit allowed just 3 goals all game, as goalie Will Vitton had 11 saves. Summit will now play No. 1 Delbarton School in TOC Final Saturday Night at Kean University. Watch Highlights of Summit vs Mountain Lakes on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit.
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Summit 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 – Group 2 Boys State Championship Tom Fischetti had a hat trick and Summit broke open the game with a five-goal fourth quarter to earn the Group 2 state title. RFH goalie Sean Bunnell made 14 saves and kept the Hilltoppers off the scoreboard for a quarter and a half, but Summit was able to score three times in the final seven minutes to take a 3-0 lead at the break. Will Vitton had nine saves for Summit and shut out RFH for the first three quarters. JSZ has the highlights from West Long Branch of Summit’s state title: Thank you Equinox of Summit for sponsoring our Hilltoppers coverage on JSZ and allowing us to capture great moments like the state championship win for the boys lacrosse team! A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for their continued support of our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage Watchung Hills 10 Lenape 3 – Group 4 Boys State Championship It’s been a year of firsts for Watching Hills lacrosse. The Warriors captured their first North Group 4 sectional title just days ago, now they can add the State Champs to their resume as well after a 10-3 win over South title holder’s Lenape. Watchung got some help from Seniors Connor James, who scored 4 times and Brian Richmond earned himself a Hat Trick. Watch the highlights now: Pingry 10 Immaculata 3 – Non-Public “B” State Championship No. 18 Pingry is no strangers to hoisting championships. Wednesday night top-seeded Big Blue won it’s fourth straight Non- Public B State Title with a dominating win over Immaculata. This young squad was led by Kalman Kraham, the speedy sophomore scored a hat trick in Pingry’s 10-3 win over the Spartans. Watch the highlights now: Delbarton – 15 Seton Hall Prep – 10 | Non-Public A Final Matt Campbell was a man on a mission, the senior midfielder scored 5 first half goals sparking Delabrton to a 15-10 win over Seton Hall Prep. The win marked The Green Wave’s 3rd straight Non-Public A Title and added to a historic year in sports at Delbarton School, winning State Championships in Soccer, Hockey and now on the Lacrosse field. Watch Highlights of Delbarton vs Seton Hall Prep on JSZ! Mountain Lakes – 16 Manasquan – 7 | NJSIAA Group-1 Final Mountain Lakes was searching for it’s 2nd State Title in three years and it’s 13th overall in school history. Standing in the Lakers way? Manasquan High School and their sharp shooting junior Canyon Birch coming in with 122 goals on the season. Not only did the Laker’s defense hold Birch to just one goal, but the offense posted 16 scores of their own, led by 6 from Mike Cabana to get the victory. Watch Highlights of Mountain Lakes vs Manasquan on JSZ!
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Delbarton – 9 Mountain Lakes – 5 | Morris County Championship The Delbarton School came into Tuesday night’s Morris County Final boasting 5 consecutive County Championships to go along with a current No. 1 ranking in The NJ Top 20. Despite that, the Green Wave was still able to find motivation in an underdog mentality. Seeded No. 2 behind Mountain Lakes in the tournament, Delbarton was out to prove that it was once again the very best in Morris County. Michael Long scored a hat trick, and Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw had an incredible 14 saves, as The Green Wave made it a six-beat, taking down Mountain Lakes 9-5 to capture the Morris County Crown. Watch highlights and post game of Delbarton and Mountain Lakes on JSZ! North Hunterdon 12 Phillipsburg 11 (OT) – Boys LAX H/W/S County Quarterfinals Looking for an exciting county tournament lacrosse game? Check out this overtime thriller! North Hunterdon and Phillipsburg ride a roller coaster of emotions in this one, but it was the Lions who came away with the win. The McMahon twins combined for a total of 8 goals, including the game winner in OT. Check out highlights of this exciting game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you exciting Liner highlights all season long! Rumson-Fair Haven 10 Wall 9 – Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Peter Lucas scored a pair of goals including what proved to be the game-winner as the RFH Bulldogs were able to make a last-second defensive stand to give them a spot in the SCT semifinals and a date with #1 seed CBA. Wyatt Feinberg led the RFH attack with four goals. Wall was led by Jack Textor and Will Forte who had three goals apiece. Watch the highlights from a great quarterfinal showdown in Rumson: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs Red Bank Catholic 10 Freehold Township 5 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Abi George scored back to back goals in the span of 48 seconds to give the Caseys a second-half cushion and earn a spot in the Shore Conference semifinals. The #2 seed will face #3 Manasquan on Thursday in the SCT Semifinals at Ocean Township High School. Kristen Pezzullo had a five-point game with a goal and four assists. Mackenzie Boyle and Grace Gargiulo both scored hat tricks to help the Caseys reach the 18-1 mark. JSZ has highlights from Red Bank; Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank Allentown 5 Notre Dame 2 – Mercer County Semifinals Girls The second meeting between second seed Allentown and third seed Notre Dame did not disappoint as fans were treated to a tight defensive battle that also featured some dominating scoring from the Red Bird’s three sport standout and Rutger’s Girls Lacrosse commit Marin Hartshorn. Hartshorn found net four times to advance Allentown to the Mercer County Tournament final to face top seed Lawrenceville on 5/8 at West Windsor- Plainsboro North. Watch the highlights now: Lawrenceville 15 Princeton 7 – Mercer County Semifinals Girls No. 1 seed Lawrenceville has punched a ticket to the Mercer County Tournament Championship after a 15-7 win over fourth seed Princeton. Big Red was led by Georgetown bound Annabelle Albert who scored 5 goals. The title game will feature a rematch between Lawrenceville and No. 2 Allentown, the first meeting was an 11-10 thriller with the Red Birds falling just short at the end so expect some physical action on 5/10. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown, Notre Dame, Lawrenceville and Princeton coverage all year round on JSZ!!
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Middletown South 8 Howell 5 Matt Tardy and Dan Rossi each had a hat trick and the Eagles broke a 4-4 halftime tie with three goals in the third quarter to up their win streak to 10. The Eagles are an outstanding 13-2 on the season. JSZ has the highlights of the win from Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Thanks to Prown’s for allowing us to capture great moments from the Eagles all year long! Delbarton – 13 – Randolph – 3 | Morris County Tournament Michael Long and CJ Kirst each scored a hat trick as Delbarton took down Randolph 13-3 in the Quarter Finals of the 2018 Morris County Tournament. The Green Wave were in full playoff mode as eight different players contributed goals in the 13 score effort. Delbarton now advances to the Semi-Finals where they will take on the winner of Chatham and Roxbury. Watch Highlights from the Morris County Tournament on JSZ.
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball: Baseball & Softball April 29th
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from baseball and softball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Delbarton School – 10 Summit – 6 After suffering a stunning loss to Chatham and seeing their No. 1 ranking disappear, Delbarton School was primed for redemption on Tuesday. The Green Wave got their chance facing off with the new No. 1 team in NJ, undefeated Summit High School. Delbarton pounced on the opportunity, coming away with a 10-6 win on the road over the Hilltoppers. Senior midfielder Matt Campbell poured in 4 goals and an assist while Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw stopped 7 shots in net against a Summit offense that averages over 10 goals a game. Watch Highlights of the Top 2 teams in the state on JSZ! JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs Hightstown 15 Johnson 7 It’s not easy staying undefeated passed the midway point of a season, but Hightstown has made it look that way thus far. The Rams faced of with Arthur L. Johnson Tuesday afternoon and improved to 10-0 thanks to hat tricks from Ryan Daunt and Sean Haddock. However, Matt DeCristofaro stole the show as he finished with four goals. With four game remaining in the regular season Hightstown will likely enter the Mercer County Tournament as a favorite, but their last game on the schedule will test what they’re made of as they will face No. 6 Watching Hills. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown coverage!
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball: Baseball & Softball April 22nd
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from baseball and softball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: 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.
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No. 2 St. Augustine 6 No. 1 Delbarton 1 The rematch from last year’s Non- Public A State Final between No. 1 Delbarton and No. 2 St. Augustine was the must see game for any baseball fan. Both teams came in undefeated and let’s just say the flames haven’t cooled down just yet from last June. The Green Wave struck fist off a loose pitch from Cole Vanderslice to go up 1-0 in the third. That would be the only run given up from Vanderslice in his 7 strike out game. The Hermits got the bats going in the fifth to put 4 runs on the board and took a commanding lead heading into the seventh. Virginia Tech commit Jack Billings helped add 2 more runs in the final inning to bring his stats to 2-4 with 3 RBI’s. Billings then closed out the game on the mound to earn strike outs 4 and 5. Watch the highlights now: CBA 6 Wall 5 Thomas Rodgers delivered a bases-loaded single in the 7th inning to give the Colts a walk-off win and a historic 800th career win for long-time CBA coach Marty Kenney. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights and post-game reaction from Bayville: Freehold Boro 8 Ocean Township 7 Nick Aiello’s two-run double with one out in the 7th proved to be the game-winner as the Colonials played their fifth consecutive one-run game. Trailing 5-4 in the 5th, Freehold Boro rallied to take a 6-5 lead before the Spartans answered with two runs in the bottom of the 6th to take a 7-6 lead. JSZ has the highlights from a great game as part of the Strike Out Autism showcase: JSZ’s coverage of Freehold Boro is made possible by Hit Training. Thanks to Hit Training for allowing us to capture great moments from the Colonials all year long. Toms River South 6 Allentown 5 Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! Toms River East 9 Central Regional 4 The Raiders used a late-inning surge to improve to 5-0 on the season. JSZ has highlights of Toms River East scoring a big road win at Central: Red Bank Regional 4 Neptune 2 Jack Povey went the distance striking out seven and giving up just one earned run as the Bucs picked up their second win of the season. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply
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Delbarton – 16 Seton Hall Prep – 9 | No. 1 vs No. 2 in New Jersey Despite being the two-time defending TOC Champions, and the No. 1 ranked program in New Jersey, The Delbarton School continues to find ways to impress Lacrosse fans across the state. Seton Hall Prep entered Saturday’s match vs The Green Wave undefeated and ranked No. 2 in NJ, but it was business as usual for Delbarton. The Green Wave improved to 5-0 with a dominant 16-9 win, while handing the Pirates their first loss of the season. Senior attackman Tommy MacCowatt scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for Delbarton, while Griffin Westlin scored a hat trick for Seton Hall Prep. Watch the highlights of No. 1 vs No. 2 in NJ on JSZ! Lenape 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 5 Lenape said they had been preparing for this game against Bridgewater since the beginning of the season, and their performance did not disappoint. Lenape remains undefeated with an 8-0 record after an exciting 6-5 win over the Panthers. Highlights now available: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho & Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long! Pingry 14 Somerville 6 – Kalman Kraham Pingry worked their way to a 3-3 record after this dominating win over Somerville. The first half proved their ability to score; behind Kalman Kraham, who had four goals in the first half, Big Blue led the Pioneers 10-1. Check out full highlights now: Warren Hills 16 High Point 1 – McShea & Piccione Warren Hills improves to .500 with a win over the Wildcats. The first half of this game was dominated by the Blue Streak’s offense when Matt McShea and Kaden Piccione both scored hat tricks. Check out highlights of this game now:
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Delbarton – 13 St. Anthony (NY) – 10 Senior Matt Campbell tallied a hat trick and goalie Miles Leniw stopped 14 shots as Delbarton came away with a statement 13-10 win over St. Anthony’s of Long Island NY. The Green Wave (USA Today’s No. 8 Ranked Team) is now 2-0 on the season. Watch highlights and post game from Delbarton vs St. Anthony on JSZ! Watchung Hills 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 2 Joe Rica scored a pair of goals and the Warriors defense held RFH to four total shots in a quality road win. Watchung Hills had a 2-1 lead at the half and scored two goals in the third quarter to take a 4-1 lead. Harry Ricker got RFH within two, but the Warriors outscored the Bulldogs 2-0 in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-0 on the season. RFH is 0-2 with both losses coming to state ranked teams. JSZ has the highlights of Watchung Hills road win on Saturday on the Jersey Shore: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for supporting Jersey Sports Zone and giving us the chance to showcase Rumson-Fair Haven sports all year long
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Delbarton 11 Westfield 9 Matt Campbell broke a 9-9 tie and the Green Wave added an insurance goal late in the 4th quarter to win in a NJ high school lacrosse opener featuring two of the top 3 ranked teams in New Jersey. Thomas Maccowatt scored four goals and three assists for Delbarton, who are the defending Tournament of Champions winner. Westfield rallied from an 8-4 deficit with a pair of goals to close out the the first half followed by three straight goals to tie the game at nine at the end of three quarters. Devon McClane had 4 goals and 3 assists in a losing effort. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from an exciting game in Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of NJ high school sports is made possible by our sponsors. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Westfield HIgh all season long Chatham – 15 Rumson Fair-Haven – 3 Chatham senior Mac Bredahl scored four goals, including the 100th of his career while also surpassing his 200th point as a member of the cougars the lacross team. Connor Byrd added a hat trick as Chatham, a preseason group 2 favorite dismantled Rumson Fair Haven with a 15-3 win on opening day at Rutgers University. Watch Highlights below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Hunterdon Central 11 Bridgewater-Raritan 6 In Hunterdon Central’s season opener they were faced with a true test, the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers. Central had not defeated BR in 5 years. In fact, the Panthers were ranked 10th in the state this season, 8 spots ahead of the Red Devils, but that wouldn’t discourage Central today. The Devils followed the lead of Brian Mitrow and Justin Aimone, who both had multiple goals, as Central took down Bridgewater 11-6. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to our generous sponsors JSZ will be bringing you the best Panther highlights all season long! Summit 14 Old Bridge 1 -Boys Summit, No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 started out the season hot with a 14-1 victory over Old Bridge. The Hilltoppers got ahead early thanks to Seniors Nick Thomson and Harry Kilkowski. Thomson finished the first two quarters with three goals while Kilkowski followed with four on the day. Summit who finished 16-5 last season is looking to make another championship run after falling to Moorestown in the Group 3 State Title game last year. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring our Summit coverage!
Vote now for NJ Devils Goal and Save of the Year!
With the high school hockey season wrapping up on Monday with the state championships, it’s time for you to vote for the top goal captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras and the top save of the year. The winners of each poll will be featured during the Devils March 24th game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. We will keep the polls open until 8:00 pm on Friday. Thank you to the players for all the great highlights during the season and thanks to everyone who watched our videos and voted all season long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll We’re excited to honor the top players in New Jersey at our All-State Hockey Banquet during the Devils/Lightning game on March 24th. We’ll show highlight videos from the top players in the state as well as honor the Top 5 goals from February and the save of the year. A special thanks to the New Jersey Devils for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to provide special memories for NJ high school hockey players.
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JSZ will post highlights and post-game reaction from all four state championship hockey games at the Prudential Center in Newark. Check back often for updates! Delbarton 4 Don Bosco Prep 2 Hunter Macy broke a 2-2 tie early in the third period in what proved to be the game-winner as the Green Wave win the NJ Non-Public state championship for a third straight year. Delbarton lost two regular-season meetings to the Ironmen, but answered with a Gordon Cup and state title over their rival. JSZ has the highlights from the Rock featuring the Garden State’s two best teams on the ice: Hunterdon Central 5 Woodbridge Township 1 Scott Schnell scored in the opening minute of the game and added two more goals in the third period for a hat trick as the Red Devils win their first state championship on the ice. Watch Schnell’s snipes and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center: Northern Highlands 1 Randolph 0 – Public “B” Final Cormac Cindrich scored the game’s lone goal in the first period and John Werber turned away 19 shots to give Northern Highlands its first state title on the ice. JSZ has the big moment from the Rock: Summit 3 Chatham 0 – Public C State Championship Nikita Pryymak turned away 32 shots for a third consecutive shutout in the post-season and Greg Spitznagel scored a pair of goals to give the Hilltoppers the Public C title. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center; JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs
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
3.1 NJSIAA Hockey Semifinal Highlights
Hunterdon Central 3 Wayne Hills 2 – Public A Semifinal Hunterdon Central trailed 1-0 in the second period; however, Alex Ahern tied the game up in the first, while team captain Scott Schnell gave the Red Devils the lead during the start of the third. Check out full highlights now: Don Bosco 7 Gloucester Catholic 0 – Non-Public Semifinal The Ironmen dominated this game from start to finish. The first goal of the night was score by Tsubasa Koninshi and things only got better from there. Check out highlights from this one as the Ironman move on to the Non-Public final at The Rock next week: Delbarton 5 CBA 0 – Non-Public Semifinal Delbarton proved themselves worthy of fighting for a state title tonight after shutting out CBA. Nick Siffringer showed up once again for the Green Wave. He scored two goals and after the game JSZ caught up with him to discuss Delbarton’s upcoming Non-Public final against Don Bosco. Check out that interview and more now:
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Delbarton 2 Don Bosco Prep 1 in OT – Gordon Cup Final As the saying goes.. It’s tough to beat a team three times. Delbarton School proved that to be true on Friday night, as the Green Wave turned the tide on Don Bosco Prep and avenged two earlier season losses to the Ironmen. Andrew Bosland took a pass from Michael Balzarotti and sent home the game winning goal for Delbarton in the sudden death overtime period at Codey Arena in West Orange. With one stroke, Bosland gave the Green Wave a 2-1 win, ended Don Bosco’s hopes for a perfect season, and brought the Gordon Cup back to Delbarton School. Watch Highlights and post game from The Gordon Cup Final below! Hun 9 Princeton 4 – Mercer County Tournament Final Repeating as champions is hard enough, but five times in a row is unheard of. Friday night’s battle between No. 1 seed Hun and No. 2 seed Princeton in the Mercer County Tournament Final was the place to be. With a packed arena at Mercer County Park we saw a close back and forth in the first period as the score was tied 1-1. However, in the second the Raiders got a boost thanks to Captain Kyle Mandluer who would earn a hat trick to help give Hun a 5-2 lead at the end of the second. They would continue their dominating performance in the third period to eventually win 9-4 and claim their fifth straight Mercer County Tournament Title. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call as well as post game reaction from Mandluer and Head Coach Ian McNillan : Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Princeton coverage on JSZ! Randolph 4 Morristown-Beard 2 – Mennen Cup Adam Redgate’s laser from the top of the right circle midway through the third period was the game-winning shot that gave the Rams the Mennen Cup for the first time since 2008. Scott Kimiecik had 25 saves in net for Randolph, who stopped Morristown Beard’s quest for a fifth straight Mennen Cup. The Crimson got goals from Thomas Matthews and Connor Tartaglione. Michael Sofia and Will Zimmer had second period goals for Randolph and JT Zangara added an empty net goal. Watch the highlights of a tremendous game from Mennen Arena:
Vote now for JSZ’s New Jersey Devils Hockey Goal of the Month!
Jersey Sports Zone has teamed with the New Jersey Devils to give NJ high school hockey players an incredible experience. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of January captured by JSZ cameras. We have 12 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Monday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for January will be honored during the Devils game against the Boston Bruins on February 11 at the Prudential Center. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll Our top 5 goals from January will get a special experience thanks to the Devils. We’ll invite all five players to the Prudential Center on Sunday, February 11 where they will meet a Devils player for a photo opportunity and a chance to watch the goals. Players will have dinner and tickets to watch the game. The top goals of January will be shown during an intermission at the Prudential Center on the world’s largest in-arena scoreboard. Watch our December honorees and the special night they had as they spent time with Devils left wing Miles Wood:
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Delbarton 5 St. John Vianney 1 Delbarton had a 2-0 lead going into the 2nd period thanks to goals scored by James Monahan and Nick Siffringer. However, in the 2nd St. John’s Brett Schneider scores to make it 2-1. Unfortunately for the Lancers they would not score again and Delbarton would take the win 5-1. Check out full highlights now:
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Delbarton – 2 Lawrenceville – 1 The Delbarton Green Wave snapped a 3 game losing streak with a tough fought 2-1 road win over the Lawrenceville School. Captain Nick Stiffringer broke the tie and scored a game winning goal with a wrist shot late in the 3rd, and goalie Kenny Burgess hung tough in goal with clutch saves down the stretch to give the Green Wave the win. Watch Highlights of Delbarton vs Lawrenceville below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedics for providing coverage of The Lawrenceville School! Red Bank Catholic 3 Freehold Township 1 Alex Gonzalez scored two goals and Ciaran McNelis stopped 36 pucks to give the Caseys a 3-1 win at the Red Bank Armory over Freehold Township. The Patriots got the scoring started in the second period thanks to Erik Borschevsky scoring on a rebound. Gonzalez scored the first of his two goals in the second period to tie the game at one. In the third, Brian Anderson hit the post on a shot from the point and Chris Lordi took care of the rebound in traffic to put the Caseys in front. Just 1:14 later, Gonzalez scored his second goal on a breakaway and a great move to his backhand. JSZ has the highlights of Senior Nigth at the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible thanks to the support of Playa Bowls of Red Bank
Don Bosco sweeps Green Wave to stay on top in NJ hockey
Don Bosco Prep 2 Delbarton 1 Mickey Burns shorthanded goal in the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Ironmen sweep the Green Wave in a Sunday night showdown of NJ’s top two ranked hockey teams. Liam McClinskey delivered a goal in the first period to put Don Bosco in front. Both teams had numerous opportunities on the power play with both teams receiving a two-man advantage, but the score remained 1-0 through two periods. In the third, Tyler Sedlak intercepted a pass in the Delbarton zone and was able to find Burns who stepped up with a shorthanded goal. James Falivene’s backhand got Delbarton on the board, but the Green Wave couldn’t mount a serious threat in the final 4:30. JSZ has highlights of the big showdown from the Ice Vault in Wayne along with a post-game interview from Mickey Burns:
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St. Augustine 2 Delbarton 5 No. 2 Delbarton vs No. 4 St. Augustine. In the first half of the game the Hermits stayed with the Green Wave tying it up twice, but by the end of the 2nd period the wheels fell off and Delbarton turned up the offense scoring 3 unanswered goals. In the end the Green Wave took the win 5-2 and improved to 11-2-1. Check out full highlights now:
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Delbarton 6 Pope John 0 Pope John and Delbarton met earlier this season, and the Green Wave won 2-1. Today, the Lions hoped for redemption but fell short. Delbarton took this victory 6-0 and team captain, Nick Siffringer, scored a hat trick. Check out full highlights now: Morris Knolls 4 Morristown 2 Morris Knolls and Morristown are Mennen Division rivals that previously met this season. During their first meeting Morristown won 4-2, and so the Golden Eagles were looking for redemption today. Fortunately for Morris Knolls, they came out hot with a goal in the first 20 seconds of the game thanks to Kieran Regen and sustained the lead all night. The Eagles defeat the Colonials 4-2. Check out full highlights now: Middletown North 7 Freehold Township 1 Anthony Tavares had three goals and three assists and Chris Repman added a goal and four helpers as the Lions improve to 8-2-1 on the season with a Tuesday night win over Freehold Township at Middletown Ice World. Watch the highlights of an impressive effort by Middletown North:
Blair Wrestling Defeats Delbarton 49-7
The Delbarton Green Waves may be ranked the number 2 wrestling program in New Jersey, but their opponent today, the Blair Buccaneers, are number 1 in the nation. The only pin of the night was in the 285 weight class by Blair’s Owen Trephan who sunk the pin on Liam Gray in 1 minute and 16 seconds. The only two wrestlers from Delbarton to win their matches were Patrick Glory (132) and Travis Tavoso (145). Blair took the match 49-7, check out full highlights now:
Don Bosco Prep Takes Down No. 1 Delbarton School in 3-0 Shutout – Watch Highlights
No. 2 Don Bosco Prep – 3 No. 1 Delbarton School – 0 Delbarton came into tuesday night’s matchup with Don Bosco as the No. 1 ranked team in the state and fresh off of back to back state championship seasons. The Ironmen of Don Bosco were more than ready for the challenge, as they scored 3 goals, and shut down a powerful Delbarton offensive attack, holding the Green Wave scoreless. Watch Full Highlights and post game reaction from Don Bosco Prep vs Delbarton below! 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.
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
Watch Delbarton 16 Bergen Catholic 41 Week 11 Highlights
Delbarton 16 Bergen Catholic 41- Week 11 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 Saturday Week 11 Playoff Highlights Show
The field is set for the state championships in two weeks at Kean, Rowan, Rutgers and MetLife Stadium. JSZ has highlights of eight Saturday playoff games: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: St. Joe-Montvale 28 Pope John 7: Gavin Sharkey 157 all-purpose yards, TD Bergen Catholic 41 Delbarton 16: Dylan Classi 5 catches, 150 yards, 3 TD’s Montclair 49 Ridgewood 14: Danny Webb 21 carries, 245 yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 27 Piscataway 6: Anthony Goffe 27 carries, 136 yards, 2 TD’s Westfield 13 Elizabeth 6: Juandre House 14 carries, 112 yards, TD Woodrow Wilson 46 Lakewood 25: Muheem McCargo 24 carries, 224 yards, 4 TD’s Paulsboro 28 Salem 20: Dehron Holloway 19 carries, 77 yards, 2 TD’s Haddonfield 35 Cinnaminson 8: Nick Patrizi 19 carries, 106 yards, TD Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 games of action from Friday night playoffs NJSIAA Playoff Scoreboard FRIDAY North Jersey 1, Group 5 (3) Union City 35 (7) Bloomfield 0 North Jersey 1, Group 4 (1) Old Tappan 42 (4) Wayne Hills 7 (3) Mount Olive 21 (2) West Morris 16 North Jersey 1, Group 3 (1) Ramapo 21 (4) Sparta 14 (2) River Dell 38 (3) Demarest 34 North Jersey 1, Group 2 (4) Newton 21 (1) Westwood 6 (3) Manchester Regional 28 (2) Lakeland 0 North Jersey 1, Group 1 (5) Hasbrouck Heights 10 (1) New Milford 7 (6) Pompton Lakes 34 (2) Wallington 26 North Jersey 2, Group 4 (1) Phillipsburg 21 (4) Irvington 20 (2) North Hunterdon 29 (6) Sayreville 7 North Jersey 2, Group 3 (1) West Essex 28 (5) Rahway 14 (3) Voorhees 24 (2) Parsippany Hills 19 North Jersey 2, Group 2 (1) Rutherford 34 (4) Lenape Valley 21 (6) Hackettstown 47 (2) Caldwell 27 North Jersey 2, Group 1 (1) Weequahic 34 (4) Belvidere 3 (2) Shabazz 27 (6) Roselle Park 6 Central Jersey, Group 5 (1) Manalapan 63 (4) Freehold Township 22 (2) South Brunswick 21 (3) Old Bridge 10 Central Jersey, Group 4 (8) Freehold Borough 35 (5) Brick Township 28 (3) Long Branch 28 (7) Jackson Memorial 3 Central Jersey, Group 3 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 28 (5) Wall 13 (2) Somerville 33 (3) Monmouth 24 Central Jersey, Group 2 (1) Point Pleasant Boro 27 (5) Manasquan 6 Central Jersey, Group 1 (4) Middlesex 41 (1) Burlington City 20 (7) Point Pleasant Beach 22 (3) Bound Brook 19 South Jersey, Group 5 (1) Lenape 63 (4) Howell 28 (2) Rancocas Valley 15 (3) Millville 14 South Jersey, Group 4 (4) Shawnee 40 (1) Moorestown 7 (6) Hammonton 27 (7) Highland 21 South Jersey, Group 3 (4) Delsea 41 (1) Timber Creek 30 South Jersey, Group 2 (1) West Deptford 28 (4) Cedar Creek 20 Non-Public, Group 4 (2) St. Peter’s Prep 42 (6) Paramus Catholic 19 Non-Public, Group 3 (1) DePaul 42 (4) St. John Vianney 21 Non-Public, Group 2 (3) Mater Dei Prep 35 (2) Holy Spirit 34 SATURDAY North Jersey 1, Group 5 (1) Montclair 49 (5) Ridgewood 14 North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 (5) Elizabeth at (1) Westfield 13 (5) Elizabeth 6 (3) Bridgewater-Raritan 27 (2) Piscataway 6 Central Jersey, Group 2 (7) Hillside 19 (3) AL Johnson 16 South Jersey, Group 3 (2) Woodrow Wilson 45 (6) Lakewood 26 South Jersey, Group 2 (6) Haddonfield 35 (7) Cinnaminson 8 South Jersey, Group 1 (1) Paulsboro 28 (4) Salem 20 (2) Penns Grove 36 (3) Gateway 0 Non-Public, Group 4 (1) Bergen Catholic 41 (5) Delbarton 16 Non-Public, Group 3 (3) St Joseph-Montvale 28 (2) Pope John 7 Non-Public, Group 2 (1) St. Joseph-Hammonton 64 (5) Immaculata 26 Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 11 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for our final Game Ball of the 2017 season (winner will receive a Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
McSorley Brothers’ Hat Trick Leads Delbarton to State Title! – Watch Highlights
Non-Public A State Championship Delbarton – 4 Christian Brothers Academy – 1 Christian Brother’s Academy boasts a defense that has put up 16 shutouts throughout the 2017 season. With CBA leading 1-0 after 40 minutes of play, it looked the Colts may have saved their best for last. The Green Wave of Delbarton had other ideas, scoring four 2nd Half goals (Brendan McSorley 2, Ethan Fabricant, & Liam McSorley) for a dominant 4-1 win. For Delbarton it marks their 5th State Title in the last 6 years, and the 13th in school history. It was a special day for brothers Liam and Brendan McSorley who combined for a hat trick, leading Delbarton to victory. Watch Highlights and post game reaction from the State Championship Match below! 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 Delbarton 28 Mater Dei 26 Week 8 highlights
Delbarton 28 Mater Dei 26- Week 8 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring our Mater Dei Prep coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Gold Coast, we’ll get many more great moments from Seraphs 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.
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A couple of key defensive plays on two-point conversions, a 50-yard field goal to force overtime and another array of great run and pass plays highlight our Week 8 Top Plays. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the Top Play from Week Seven captured by JSZ cameras. The winner of this week’s poll will earn an invite to our statewide football banquet in December. Watch another tremendous reel of great plays from all across New Jersey! 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 Missed our Highlights Show? Watch 21 games of action from Week 8:
Watch JSZ Saturday Week 8 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another batch of exciting highlights from all around the state as Week 8 wrapped up with Saturday afternoon football. From Delbarton’s last second heroics to end Mater Dei Prep’s 17 game win streak to an amazing 11 point sequence in 20 seconds to force overtime between Marlboro and Toms River East, JSZ thanks our sponsors for letting us bring you more great high school action: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Delbarton 28 Mater Dei Prep 26: Miles Leniw 10-16, 106 yards, 2 TD passes Marlboro 35 Toms River East 34 (OT): Kyle Moore 13-17, 188 yards, 2 TD passes, TD run Justin Marcus 6 yard TD catch in OT Montclair 63 Seton Hall Prep 44: Daniel Webb 22 carries, 342 yards 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 49 Edison 14: Ashante Worthy 26 carries, 324 yards, 6 TD’s, TD pass (99 career TD’s) St. Joe’s-Hammonton 22 St. Augustine Prep 10: Jada Byers 26 yard TD run, 69 yard punt return Penns Grove 42 Woodbury 35: Kavon Lewis 15-29, 231 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Peddie 61 Hun 7: Chris Chukwuneke 17 carries, 176 yards, 5 TD runs, 1 TD catch Trenton 26 Allentown 6: Ji’Ayir Brown TD run, TD catch Keansburg 27 Keyport 21 (OT): Miguel Crespo 5 yard TD run in OT Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Check out 12 games of action! Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch St. Joe’s Montvale 48 Delbarton 0
St. Joe’s Montvale 48 Delbarton 0 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 Saturday Week Two Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brought you 19 games of high definition highlights in Week 2. Our Saturday Highlights Show features nine games of action including two fantastic finishes in Morristown and Marlboro along with a dominating performance form St. Joe’s-Montvale: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: St. Joe’s-Montvale 48 Delbarton 0: Nick Patti 12-19, 190 yards, 4 TD’s Randolph 28 Morristown 21: Justin Suarez, game-winning TD run with :14 left Pinelands 27 Marlboro 20: Evan Burton, game-winning 62 yard TD run with 28 seconds left Hun 48 Stellar Prep 0: Pat Holly – 350 passing yards, 5 TD’s Nottingham 21 Hopewell Valley 7: Diontae Nicholson – 37 carries, 265 yards, 2 TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 27 Lacey 0: James Fara – 13 carries, 168 yards, 2 TD’s Holmdel 45 Spotswood 7: Jeff DeCicco: 3 TD passes, 2 TD runs Penns Grove 69 Haddon Heights 8: Tyreke Brown – 6 total TD’s Overbrook 27 Woodstown 14: Xavier Martin – 2 TD’s, 1 TD pass 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. 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.
CBA falls short in quest for state soccer title
Delbarton tops the Colts 2-0 at Kean University in the final game of Dan Keane’s 38 year career coaching CBA soccer Delbarton 2 CBA 0 The Green Wave got first half goals from John Gerard and Bobby Fabricant in the first 14 minutes to end the Colts season in the Non-Public “A” state championship game. For Delbarton, it is the 4th consecutive state title. CBA finishes the year with a 19-4-1 record including the Shore Conference title. For head coach Dan Keane, he concludes a 38 year career that featured 5 state crowns and 9 Shore Conference titles. Watch the highlights from Kean University: Our high school soccer coverage continues on Tuesday as we’ll bring you Ocean Township vs. Toms River South boys in the Manasquan Bank Game of the Week from Toms River North as well as the girls matchup between Colts Neck and Toms River South. The state championships are this weekend at Kean University (Saturday for girls, Sunday for boys) and SSZ will bring you highlights from local teams playing for a state crown. State Soccer Semifinal Schedule Tuesday BOYS Group 4: Freehold Township vs. Washington Township, 7:30 pm at Neptune HS Group 3: Ocean Township vs. Toms River South, 7:30 pm at Toms River North HS Group 2: Holmdel vs. Delran, 5pm at Saint Augustine HS GIRLS Group 4: Shawnee at Freehold Township, 5pm at Neptune HS Group 3: Colts Neck vs. Toms River South, 5pm at Toms River North HS Group 2: Holmdel vs. Point Pleasant Boro, 7:30 pm at Saint Augustine HS Group 1: Shore vs. Haddon Heights, 6:30 pm at Haddonfield HS