Vote now for South Jersey’s Baseball & Softball Game Ball Performers
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball player’s of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Voorhees 3 Phillipsburg 2 Phillipsburg may have had a early lead, but errors hurt them in the end. Voorhees’ Brian Bednarz puts down walk-off bunt takes down the Liner 3-2. Check out the highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of P-Burg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor we will have great Liner highlights all season long! Nottingham 13 Hightstown 6 Saturday’s game between Nottingham and Hightstown was an unusual one to be at. What started out as a lopsided matchup with the visiting North Stars leading by 10 going into the bottom of the fifth saw a shift in tides. Hightstown down to their final three outs due to 10 run mercy rule beyond the fifth inning got new life as the Rams rallied to put 5 runs on the board to continue playing. After an 8 strikeout and one earned run day on the mound Phil Rojek took a seat for Nottingham, however following the shaky fifth inning he would return to add 2 more K’s to his stat sheet. The Northstars would hold on to win, but the heart from the team down for most of the contest was something special in its own. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and West Windsor- Plainsboro North coverage!
Watch State Playoff Hoop Highlights from March 3rd on JSZ
JSZ will be posting highlights from around the state throughout the night – check back in for great hoops highlights! Roselle Catholic – 92 Montclair Immaculate – 63 | Non-Public B North Semi-Finals Montclair Immaculate’s amazing run through the Non-Public B North playoffs came to a halt on Saturday thanks to New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team. Roselle Catholic used a high flying aerial attack and hellacious defense to shut down Montclair Immaculate, and advance to the sectional championship on Wednesday at Rutgers University where they’ll take on Gill St. Bernard’s. Khalil Whitney poured in 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Pierre-Louis added 18. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 20 in the loss for Immaculate. Ranney 77 Mater Dei 60 – Non-Public “B” South Boys Semifinal Bryan Antoine scored 31 points to lead Ranney to a fourth consecutive win over their Shore Conference rival. Ranney will face Trenton Catholic on Tuesday at Jackson Liberty. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Tinton Falls: JSZ’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac Rumson-Fair Haven 59 Bordentown 49 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinal Phillip Wheeler broke a 44-44 tie with a thunderous putback slam to spark a 10-0 run in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter to lead RFH back to the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Ian O’Connor had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the RFH scoring and Elijah McAllister had 4 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 blocked shots. Bordentown trailed 29-18 in the second quarter before scoring 15 straight points into the third quarter to take a 34-29 lead. Rumson-Fair Haven rallied behind Wheeler (10 points and 8 rebounds) and key three-pointers by Teddy Sourlis (12 points). RFH will host Carteret on Monday in the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Watch the highlights from a thriller in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone gets all the great moments from RFH sports thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Trenton 70 Hightstown 56 – Central Group 4 Boys Semifinal It was the third meeting between seventh seed Trenton and fifth seed Hightstown this season. With both teams splitting the match up this season the rubber match would not only give bragging rights but the winner would head to the Central Group 4 Final. Despite being an underdog Trenton came out of the gate fired up as the Tornadoes took a 18-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Captain Ji’Ayir Brown was the spark plug and helped put his team up 38-20 at halftime. Brown would have 18 points, 12 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 assists in the 70-56 victory to send Trenton to the Central Group 4 Championship on 3/5 to face top seed Colts Neck. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Hightstown coverage on JSZ! Lower Cape May 59 Barnegat 44 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinals Khamar Matthews scored on a putback to beat the buzzer to force overtime and Lower Cape May outscored the Bengals 15-0 in OT to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 finals and a matchup with Haddonfield. Martin Angelov and Pat Holden scored 24 each for the Tigers. Carson Francisco led Barnegat with 14. The Bengals season comes to an end with an outstanding 22-7 record. Watch the highlights from South Jersey – thanks to the Cape May Herald for the highlights! JSZ’s coverage of Barnegat Basketball was made possible this season thanks to the support of BSR Physical Therapy Franklin 65 Bridgewater-Raritan 32 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Semifinal No. 1 seed Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers was knocked out of the North 2 Group 4 girls basketball state semifinal by the No. 6 seed Franklin. Diamond Miller dominated offensively once again scoring 21 points! Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Rartian is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Care. Thanks to our generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long!! Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage on JSZ. You can look forward to more Red Raider moments all year round! Somerville 55 West Morris Central 39 – North 2 Group 3 Girls Semifinal Somerville took an early lead in the first, but in the 2nd West Morris Central scores 8 unanswered points to tie the game up. Unfortunately for the Wolfpack, in the second half Somerville’s Christina Cernuto turned it up a notch. Cernuto lead the scoring with 23 points and lead her team to this 55-39 victory. Full highlights now available: Bound Brook 69 Keyport 31 – Girls Central Jersey Group 1 Semifinals Looking to repeat as Central Group 1 champions, top seed Bound Brook got off to a hot start in the semifinal round against fourth seed Keyport to take a 17-4 lead at the end of the first. The Crusaders had an unstoppable attack from three to extend that lead to 36-10 going into halftime. Cortlyn Morris who tore her ACL in last year’s title game was able to help lead her team back to the Championship game with a 12 point game in the 69-31 win over the Red Raiders. Bound Brook will face second seed Middlesex on 3/5. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!
Vote now for Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Natalie Mehl of Steinert Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
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JSZ brings you action from around the state on Saturday. Check back throughout the night as we continue to post our coverage! Central 46 Point Pleasant Beach 44 – Boys At the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase in Bayville, the host school gets a dramatic steal and layin by Walter Maldonado with one second left to get an emotional win. Coming up on Sunday, JSZ will profile Central Regional coach Mike Clemente who recently beat cancer and has returned to the Golden Eagles bench. That storyline and the money raised from the four game showcase going to Coaches vs. Cancer made for a special night. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction: Toms River North 60 Highland 31 – Boys Travis Holland poured in 14 to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Mariners closed out the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Central Regional with a convincing win over Highland. Watch the highlights from Bayville: JSZ’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success Saint John Vianney 47 Red Bank Catholic 40 – Girls The Lancers used a 17-2 first quarter outburst to deliver a fifth win against a ranked opponent in 2017-18. Madison Doring had 14 points to lead the Lady Lancers who are a perfect 12-0 on the season. JSZ was at a solid out gym in Holmdel and brings you great girls basketball highlights and post-game reaction: Red Bank Catholic coverage on JSZ is brought to you by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Saint John Vianney coverage is brought to you by Paver Restoration and BCB-Bayshore, your community bank Manasquan 80 Marlboro 48 – Girls Faith Masonius had 26 points and 11 rebounds to pace four Warriors in double digits as Manasquan cruised at the Slam Dunk for Autism at Middletown North High. Lola Mullaney had 17, Dara Mabrey scored 16 and Annie Mako had a career high 11 points. Gisella Romeo led all scorers with 29 points in a losing effort. Manasquan is now 14-1. Watch the highlights of NJ’s current #1 ranked team: JSZ’s coverage of the Marlboro Mustangs is brought to you by Hit Training New Egypt 53 Hightstown 51 – Boys Hightstown fresh off an upset victory over Colonial Valley Conference leader Nottingham came into Saturday’s match up against New Egypt with some momentum. However, it was the Warriors who made their presence known on their home court as they led for most of this one. With back and forth lead changes throughout the second half it would be Quinn Kimmick’s clutch play in the fourth quarter to help secure the win for New Egypt. Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hightstown coverage! Bridgewater-Raritan 40 Piscataway 17 – Girls Keiko Fox scored 17 to lead Bridgewater-Raritan to a quality road win. The Panthers improve to 8-2 and have won three straight since a loss to Franklin. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has a recap of the action: JSZ’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Total Rehab and Sports Medicine Raritan 50 Barnegat 45 – Girls Jordan Hyman scored 8 of her 12 points in the 4th quarter and Renata Alberici led the Rockets with 15 in a 50-45 win on Saturday morning. Shannon McCoy, winner of this week’s JSZ Game Ball, led all scorers with 25 points. Watch the final moments of a tight ballgame in Hazlet: Raritan Rockets coverage on JSZ is made possible by BCB-Bayshore, your community bank
Vote now for South Jersey Boys and Girls Game Ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last week’s winners: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch 12.27 JSZ Holiday Hoops Highlights
JSZ has a large menu for our Wednesday holiday hoops coverage. We will post game highlights throughout the day Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldawg Classic Rumson-Fair Haven 66 Fort Hamilton (NY) 45 Jack Solano had 24 points including a stretch of four straight three-pointers to lead RFH to a 21 point win over Fort Hamilton out of Brooklyn on a night when the Bulldogs unveiled their 2017 Central Jersey Group 2 state championship banner. Elijah McAllister had 4 points and 8 blocked shots for RFH who are now 3-0 on the season. Watch the highlights from Thursday night in Rumson: Saint Peter’s Prep 44 Barnegat 30 Shayne Simon is known as one of the nation’s best football players. The future Notre Dame linebacker showed his skills on the basketball court as he sparked a Marauders comeback with key offensive rebounds and baskets in the third quarter. Barnegat had a 13-12 halftime lead before Simon scored five straight points to give Saint Peter’s Prep the lead for good. Simon and Dmitri Plexidas had 11 to lead the way for Saint Peter’s who is now 3-1 on the season. Mike Revello had 13 for Barnegat and is now seven points away from 1000 for his career. Watch highlights of a great battle at Rumson-Fair Haven High School: Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, South Carolina Linden 79 Northwood Academy 30 Tavon Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds to set the tone for a dominating effort for the Tigers at the Rotary Roundball Classic at North Charleston High School in South Carolina. Linden advances to the semifinals of their bracket in the event which also features Don Bosco Prep playing in a separate bracket. Don Bosco won its opening round game as well in Charleston. A special thanks to Scott Eisberg of WCIV-TV for giving Jersey fans some southern holiday hoops! Hillsborough Holiday Tournament Hillsborough 59 Hightstown 54 The host team of the 2017 Hillsborough Holiday Tournament, the Raiders, came into today winless. Fortunately, today’s leading scorer Justin Brown and his 20 point contribution changed that. The Raiders got their first win over the Hightstown Rams 59-54 and will play Hunterdon Central in the Tournament final tomorrow evening at 7PM. Check out highlights now: Hunterdon Central 80 West Orange 67 The first matchup in today’s Mid-State Holiday Tournament featured Hunterdon Central and West Orange. Central came in 3-1, while West Orange remained undefeated. However, it was Central’s big day as they handed the Mountaineers their first loss of the season. The star of the game was shooting guard, Sean Oberman, who scored 27 total points, three of which were three pointers. Check out full highlights now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Lady Lancer’s 1st Annual Winter Showcase St. John Vianney – 63 Franklin High School – 55 Junior Point Guard Sarah Karpell led the Lancers with 16 points and some great defensive play, as St. John Vianney took down the defending TOC Champions of Franklin at the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Vianney will now play another challenging game against Rutgers Prep on Thursday. Franklin’s Diamond Miller scored 24 in the loss. Watch Full Highlights and post game reaction from SJV vs Franklin below! Rutgers Prep – 70 Rumson Fair-Haven 47 Rutgers Prep is currently the No. 2 ranked team in New Jersey, and the Argonauts proved worthy of that ranking on Wednesday. Leilani Correa led the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a dominant 23 point win over RFH. George Washington Bound point guard Tori Hyduke scored a game high 36 for Rumson in the loss. Rutgers Prep will now face St. John Vianney on Thursday in the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Watch Highlights of Rutgers Prep vs RFH below! Albert E. Martin Buc Classic (Red Bank Regional), Little Silver Colts Neck 79 Shore Regional 29 Danny Gaines had 23 points in just three quarters of work as the Cougars rolled out to a 25-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in the opening round of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Gaines also had some sensational passes as part of his outstanding effort. JSZ captures the Gaines magic in Little Silver: JSZ’s coverage of Colts Neck is brought to you by Hit Training and ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch supports our Shore Regional highlights and features Lakewood 51 Red Bank Regional 39 Drayton Bonapart and Ryan Savoy had 13 to lead a balanced Piners scoring attack as the #2 seed advances to the semifinals of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Lakewood will face #3 Colts Neck in the semifinals on Thursday. Watch the highlights of the Piners win on Wednesday afternoon: JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply and Lakewood Piners coverage on JSZ is brought to you by Michael Inzelbuch Steinert 35 Raritan 34 The first round of the New Egypt High School Holiday Basketball Tournament kicked off with a bang as Raritan and Steinert made for an intense matchup. The Rockets took an early lead but Steinert quickly took over, leading for most of the game. Raritan would rally back in the fourth thanks to Zach Mojica. In the closing seconds, they’d come up short as Steinert walks away with their first win o the year in dramatic fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert coverage. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Raritan coverage! Nottingham- 90 King’s Christian 56 It was another impressive performance from Cliff Joseph and Nottingham in the opening round of the ESCIT Tournament from Trenton Catholic Academy. The Northstars were able to take down King’s Christian 90-56 after struggling in the first quarter. Joseph dominated on all aspects of the game as he gave his team a huge momentum boost in this victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage!
Watch Ewing 15 Hightstown 30 Week 9 highlights
Ewing 15 Hightstown 30- Week 9 Thank you Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing and Hightstown coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Blue Devils and Rams 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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From teams needing wins to make the post-season to the quest for a perfect regular season, Jersey Sports Zone brings you 11 games of action from all around the state. With the regular season coming to a close this weekend, a reminder that we’ll post all the playoff pairings on Sunday on JSZ. Sit back and enjoy another great batch of highlights! Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Freehold Boro 27 Long Branch 20: Ashante Worthy – 50 carries, 215 yards, 1 TD run 16-26 passing, 242 yards, 2 TD’s Irvington 30 Wayne Hills 20: Zakee/Zahir Swann – 5 catches, 221 yards, 2 TD’s Phillipsburg 43 Immaculata 14: Jack Stagaard – 8/13 104 pass yards, 2 TD runs Holmdel 28 Matawan 0: Cameron LaMountain – 13 carries, 154 yards, 2 TD’s Raritan 28 Red Bank Regional 14 Point Pleasant Boro 28 Barnegat 12: James Fara 14 carries 120 yards, 2 TD’s Brandon Cipriano 9 carries, 104 yards, 2 TD’s West Essex 35 Hanover Park 0: Will Perez – 8 carries, 202 yards, 2 TD’s Hightstown 30 Ewing 15: Michael Quigg – 14 carries, 145 yards, 2 TD’s Allentown 29 Princeton 0: Dan Merkel 2 TD passes to X’Zavier Harris Camden 36 Winslow Township 25: Nayjere Edwards – 22 carries, 132 yards, TD Paulsboro 48 Lindenwold 16 Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Here’s a look at just some of our Saturday games: DePaul at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Somerville at Summit, Saint John Vianney at Monmouth Regional Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: email@example.com (Shore), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Mid State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (GMC and Big North) SAVE THE DATE- JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday, December 7, we will honor the top football players in the state with our inaugural JSZ Football Banquet. The APA hotel in Woodbridge will host our event that will feature dinner and video highlights of the top players in the state. Our Plays of the Week winners and Plays of the Year winners as voted on by the fans will also be honored. Coaches, we are seeking nominations for our All-Zone team. We will honor the top ten players in the state in each position as selected by our committee. Please email email@example.com if you have a player that we need to consider.
Watch Hightstown 26 Notre Dame 14 Week 8 highlights
Hightstown 26 Notre Dame 14- Week 8 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Fighting Irish 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.
Vote now for Nery’s Week 8 game ball- WJFL
Nick Kargman of Woodrow Wilson high school in Camden took home Nery’s WJFL Week 7 game ball for his 6 touchdown, 279 passing yard performance against Triton after missing three games with a collar bone injury. This week we have reloaded with a whole new group of finalists and it’s up to you to decide who should take home the game ball for week 8. Best of luck to all nominees, cast your vote below! Take Our Poll Last week’s winner: Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Coaches: 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.
Watch JSZ Friday Week 8 Highlights Show
The Bergen Catholic/Don Bosco Prep rivalry was put front and center in front of a national TV audience and it did not disappoint. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the big showdown, in addition to a record-setting night for future NC State quarterback Devin Leary and an overtime thriller in Middletown. JSZ has 12 games of action in our Friday Week 8 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Bergen Catholic 29 Don Bosco Prep 26: Johnny Langan 16-22, 233 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT, game-winning TD pass to Anthony D’Addetta with :48 left Long Branch 28 Middletown North 21 (OT): Juwan Wilkens 212 yards passing, 3 TD’s, game-winning TD to Matt Clark in OT Phillipsburg 20 North Hunterdon 7: Nasir Ball 4 catches, 63 yards, 2 TD’s Caldwell 29 Whippany Park 7: Brian Clarkin 13-18, 140 yards, 2 TD’s Brian King 6 catches, 90 yards, 2 TD’s Manalapan 28 Piscataway 0: Naim Mayfield 32 carries, 198 yards, 2 TD’s Saint John Vianney 21 Middletown South 14: Johnny Buchanan 17 carries, 105 yards, 2 TD’s Red Bank Catholic 37 Red Bank Regional 0: Billy Giudetti 12 carries, 115 yards, 2 TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 41 Ocean Township 18: James Fara 26 carries, 282 yards, 3 TD’s Hightstown 26 Notre Dame 14: Johnny Andre 24 carries, 113 yards, 2 TD’s Ewing 62 Princeton 7: Ewing defense two INT’s for TD’s Timber Creek 35 Williamstown 10: Devin Leary 20-39, 292 yards 2 TD’s Delsea 43 Woodrow Wilson 12: Aidan Borguet 26 carries, 206 yards, 5 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Here’s a look at just some of our Saturday games: Peddie at Hun, Seton Hall Prep at Montclair, Edison at Freehold Boro, Allentown at Trenton Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: email@example.com (Shore), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Mid State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (GMC and Big North) SAVE THE DATE- JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday, December 7, we will honor the top football players in the state with our inaugural JSZ Football Banquet. The APA hotel in Woodbridge will host our event that will feature dinner and video highlights of the top players in the state. Our Plays of the Week winners and Plays of the Year winners as voted on by the fans will also be honored. Coaches, we are seeking nominations for our All-Zone team. We will honor the top ten players in the state in each position as selected by our committee. Please email email@example.com if you have a player that we need to consider.
Vote for Nery’s Week 5 WJFL Game Ball
Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to 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.
JSZ Blog: Even the Story Teller Has a Story
To the players, coaches, parents, and fans out there. To the readers, followers, and viewers of our content. To those who have supported Shore Sports Zone over the past three years, and to those who are new. Jersey Sports Zone is officially here, and I would like to welcome you to this new and exciting company, and say how thankful I am to have you along for the ride. I would like to introduce myself, and tell you about my passion and plans for this new venture. I have always been the “behind the scenes” guy, my focus being on on finding and telling the stories of others. Editing, creating, and mixing, piece by piece, video by video. None of which ever really included myself. But, even the story teller has a story. Right? I remember a cold January afternoon in Neptune, New Jersey. I was an eight year old boy, gripping my father’s hand as we headed into the gymnasium for the Scarlet Flier’s annual Holiday Jubilee. We grabbed what seemed to be the only available seats in the building. Just as I settled into my seat and picked up my head, there was a flash across the gym. A player had stolen the ball, sprinted down the court and rose into the air, throwing down a rim rattling acrobatic dunk like nothing I had ever seen before. I turned to my father and asked “Who is that!?” He simply replied “That’s J.R.”. That player of course being NBA Champion and Cleveland Cavalier Guard JR Smith, who at the time was a long and lanky 11th grader at Lakewood High School. There was no internet fame, or multi million dollar contract yet, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by being in his presence. There was an aura around JR, and it was an entirely fresh experience for me. He was a star. I knew it, every fan in the gym knew it, and most undoubtedly, JR Smith knew it. That “aura” is not a requisite of greatness, but the great ones usually have it. It’s when a player can walk into a room full of people that know nothing of him or her, but know immediately that he/she is someone. From that point on, I was hooked, I wanted to find more players that captivated audiences, drew crowds by the thousands, and ticket lines so long that my legs would ache by tip off. My father and I began traveling the state, tri-state, and eventually all over the Northeast. Attending showcases, tournaments, and games featuring the best players in the country. Every season was a new start, a chance to discover another star, and the opportunity to years down the line say ‘I was there when..” I was there when LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony squared off as high schoolers, dazzling college and pro scouts while drawing ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd in Trenton. I was there to see many of DaJaun Wagner’s unfathomable and entertaining state record 3,462 career points. I was there at Rutgers in 2011, for what some considered the game of a life time, No. 1 St. Patrick’s vs No. 2 St Anthony. A sold out National Championship prizefight, disguised as a Non-Public B North Final. Bob Hurley’s Friars getting the better of Kevin Boyle’s Celtic’s en route to a perfect 33-0 season and Hurley’s 26th State Championship. Then came 2013, I wanted a way to document my experiences at these events. The amazing players and moments deserved to be archived and shared. I began filming the games I attended, sitting in the stands with my iPhone, anxiously awaiting an exciting play or exhilarating slam dunk. The footage certainly wasn’t award winning. It was out of focus, not in frame, and a bit shaky. I wasn’t entirely sure of what I was doing, but it seemed to be working, and I was loving every minute of it. Video by video, my views, followers, and subscribers began to grow. This was all thanks to the amazing players I covered. I would like to name a few that helped me me along the way; Mike Gesicki, Karl Towns Jr., Isaiah Briscoe, Ben Simmons, The Ball Brothers, Leondre Washington, Bryan Antoine, and Scottie Lewis. The names, games, teams, and moments could be listed on and on. All of which have contributed to where I am today. Bringing high definition highlights to all of you, and telling the stories of New Jersey’s best athletes. Providing exposure and shining light where it belongs. From an iPhone, to a Best Buy CamCorder, to a full on professional camera that I use today. The evolution and progression has been steady. Self teaching, and practicing. Perfecting my craft to the best of my ability. Nothing was planned, only discovered along the way. Art is truly about finding a way to express yourself, and video is my way of doing that. The camera is my paint brush, this laptop is my canvas. Creating something special and sharing it with others is what I love to do. This is what I will continue to do with Jersey Sports Zone and I cannot be more thrilled about it. Whether it be a simple game highlight, or a long form documentary. Shining a light and providing exposure for young athletes and their dreams, the only way I know how to. Rich Chrampanis had asked me put something together to get people excited about our new company. I chose what only came natural to me. Here are some of my favorite and most memorable basketball moments from the last few years. Enjoy and Thank You for your time! Alexander Lorenzo Videographer/Producer Jersey Sports Zone ATTENTION ATHLETES We want to give you a space to tell your story. We take great pride in providing positive promotion of high school athletes. Throughout the year, we’ll ask athletes from all sports to contribute their own blog entries to learn what it takes to succeed on and off the field. If you want to be a part of the JSZ Blog, email email@example.com