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10 more great plays vie for JSZ’s Top Play Belt
It’s Week 7’s Top Plays captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras. Check out the best of the best from New Jersey high school football and cast your votes now! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has 10 great nominees for our Week 7 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to South Brunswick’s Damarion Potts for winning JSZ’s Week 6 Top Play Belt!
Watch Friday 10.15 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you two great games thanks to our great partners. The OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week features the Shore Conference 1 vs. 2 showdown between Rumson-Fair Haven and Red Bank Catholic along with all the action of Hillsborough’s shutout win of Old Bridge Red Bank Catholic 21 Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Sabino Portella ran for 144 yards and a touchdown and the Caseys defense delivered a signature performance to hand RFH (5-1) its first loss of the season. RBC (7-0) raced out to a 14-0 lead and a 21-7 lead in the third on Portella’s two-yard run. Torin Harmon had a 48-yard TD run and Rajahn Cooper added a 7-yard TD catch from Alex Brown. RFH scored on a 1-yard TD run in the final seconds in the first half by QB Colin Kennedy and made it a one-score game on a Kennedy TD pass to Aiden Cosuccio. In the end, RFH’s defense produced two turnovers on fumbles but it was the Caseys defense that locked down the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with Ocean First Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to Ocean First Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns! Hillsborough 44 Old Bridge 0 University of Akron commit Will Dixon scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Hillsborough to a dominant victory at home over Old Bridge to reach 7-0 on the season. Jay Mazuera and Tyler Michinard also had two touchdowns in the win. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Saturday 9.25 JSZ Football Highlights
Week four of high school football in the Garden State continues with exciting rivalry matchups! Hillsborough 31 Bridgewater-Raritan 21 Hillsborough (4-0) remains undefeated in 2021 following a 31-21 win over rival Bridgewater-Raritan (2-2). The game was tied 7-7 after two first quarter touchdowns from Tommy Amankwaa and Brady Kurdyla. The Raiders kicked a field goal at the end of the second quarter to give Hillsborough a 10-7 lead. Coming out of halftime Bridgewater scored on an 18 yard touchdown reception from Matt Maciolek to go ahead briefly, but after a Hillsborough interception the Raiders tacked on three scores. Rutgers commit Tommy Amankwaa had 93 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hillsborough and Bridgewater-Raritan coverage.
Tommy Amankwaa of Hillsborough Takes Home Week Two Top Play Belt
Tommy Amankwaa is Hillsborough’s ultimate clutch player. In the Raiders 21-14 win over Phillipsburg, Amankwaa scored on a key 58 yard touchdown to tie the game late in the fourth quarter. He would also have the go ahead score and game ending interception in overtime. The fans have spoken and he is our Week Two Top Play Winner, this is the second time in his career Tommy Amankwaa has taken home a JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch his ceremony below:
Bruising runs, great grabs and defense vie for JSZ Week 2 Top Play Belt!
Once again, JSZ cameras captured some incredible plays around the state! Watch the best of the best from Week 2 and cast your vote for the Top Play! JSZ’s Week 2 coverage featured three days of games around New Jersey. Every Sunday, we post the best plays captured by our cameras to see who can earn JSZ’s Top Play Belt. Watch the video below and cast your vote. The polls are open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll head to practice and present the Top Play Belt to this week’s winner. Thanks again to everyone for watching our videos and honoring high school athletes all year long. Congratulations to St. Peter’s Prep senior Erik Perez on winning the Week 0 Top Play Belt!
Hillsborough Beats Phillipsburg in OT
Hillsborough 21 Phillipsburg 14 OT Phillipsburg (0-2) suffered more than just a loss in the record books during its week one bout with St. Joe’s (Montvale); the Stateliners plagued by injuries following the game were without their starting quarterback Tristen Canzano and fullback Ra’Quan Dixon for their matchup with Hillsborough (2-0). P-Burg raced out to a 14-0 lead on back to back scores from Xavier Moore in the first quarter before the Raiders cut the deficit to 14-6 at halftime. In the fourth quarter Thomas Amankwaa not only tied the game on a 58 yard touchdown run, but also gave Hillsborough the go-ahead score in overtime and sealed the night with a clutch interception. Amankwaa rushed for 161 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: These free highlights brought to you by the Garnett Booster Club. Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage.
Watch Thursday 6.17 JSZ Softball State Final Highlights
Six state champions will be crowned over the next two days and Jersey Sports Zone will have full coverage of each group championship matchup from Ivy Hill Park on the campus of Seton Hall University. The action starts Thursday with Group 1, Group 2 and Group 4. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to catch […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 6.3 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The sectional quarterfinals are underway and we’ve got you covered from areas all over the state. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Westfield 19 Hillsborough 3 | North Group 4 | Boys (1) Westfield (11-4) defeated (9) Hillsborough (5-11) 19-3 to advance to the North, Jersey Group 4 Semifinals. The Blue […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Lights-Out Pitching, Big Bats Headline Week 4 Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fourth week of the spring season. Our Week 4 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 3 Polls Open! Vote for Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the third week of the spring season. Our Week 3 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week Two Softball and Baseball Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the second week of the spring season. Our Week 2 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 1.15 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
The high school ice hockey season is here and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered from opening night across the Garden State! Check out our Friday 1.15 hockey highlights. Hillsborough 8 Bridgewater-Raritan 2 Hillsborough begins the 2021 hockey season 1-0 following an 8-2 victory over Skyland Conference rival Bridgewater-Raritan. The Raiders jumped out to a […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 11.18 Girls Soccer Playoff Highlights
It’s the sectional girls quarterfinals in New Jersey high school soccer. JSZ brings you highlights from three games around the state as we head towards championship weekend! Hunterdon Central 4 Hillsborough 1 | Central West C Quarterfinal Hunterdon Central sophomore Reagan Schubach tallied a hat trick in her third consecutive game to power the No. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Hillsborough’s Levonaitis Wins JSZ Game Ball
Sean Levonaitis made the most out of his senior night. The Hillsborough running back exploded for 161 yards and three touchdowns on only 10 carries to help the Raiders past Hunterdon Central, 42-14, last Friday night. JSZ’s Jay Cook presented Levonaitis with his JSZ North Jersey Week 5 Game Ball on Wednesday: JSZ’s Week 5 North Jersey Game Ball poll accrued 36,972 total votes – Levonaitis won the award after bringing in 15,780 of those, for 42.68 percent! Take Our Poll
Week 5 Numbers Are Spooky! Vote For Latest JSZ Game Balls
Week 5 has come and gone, meaning there is only one game left in the 2020 regular season. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s are highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 10.12 JSZ Football Highlights
Monday Night Football in New Jersey? Yes please! JSZ has a pair of Big Central Football Conference games during a rainy evening on the gridiron. Bernards 39 Johnson 14 After falling to last year’s South/Central Group 2 Champions, Hillside, in their season opener, Bernards bounced back with a dominating 39-14 win over Johnson. The Mountaineers […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 7.14 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
Baseball is BACK! It’s the opening day of the 222-team Last Dance Baseball Tournament presented by RWJ Barnabas. JSZ has highlights all day and night from every part of the state! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Berkeley Heights Regional Governor Livingston 8 Oratory 5 The Mountainside White Sox (Governor Livingston) asserted their dominance as one of the teams to watch in the Last Dance tournament with an 8-5 victory over Oratory. Pitcher Sam Bass throwing three innings of relief finished the night with eight strike outs. They face Summit on 7/14 next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Brick Regional Brick Memorial 5 Jackson Liberty 4 (12 innings) With 111 games across New Jersey in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament, Brick Memorial closed out the first day with a 5-4 marathon win over Jackson Liberty just before 11:00 p.m. JSZ captured the final out from Kyle Cline to give the Mustangs a matchup with Jackson Memorial on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to the region championship on Thursday: Pitman Regional Team SISU (Eastern) 7 Glassboro 6 This clash of 2019 state finalists lived up to the hype. Drew Tongue hit a grand slam for Glassboro with two outs in the top of the 7th inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead. Teddy Moos answered with a walk-off grand slam for Eastern in the bottom of the 7th to set off a celebration for the Vikings. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Glassboro Little League: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Belmar Regional Howell (Blue+Grey) 2 Monmouth Regional 0 Max Friedeman and Nick Gomes combine on a 1-hit shutout and catcher Chris Acampora delivers the only runs of the game with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 4th to give the Rebels a matchup with top seed St. John Vianney on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the regional final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a great pitcher’s duel at Saint Rose: Tri-County Regional Allentown 9 Monroe 2 Jack Nitti was dominant on the hill with five no-hit innings and the Redbirds used a five run first inning to cruise into the pool final against Manalapan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Lakewood BlueClaws First Energy Park: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Allentown and Monroe! Morris Township Regional Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 10 Morris Catholic (Morris County Queensmen) 0 (5 innings) The reigning Non-Public A state champions opened the Last Dance in style with a mercy-rule, 10-0 win over Morris Catholic. Juniors Ryan Reynolds and Kyle Venezia combined for the shutout on the mound while senior first baseman Kyle Vinci paced the offensive with explosions off the bat. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from Fleury Field: Wall Regional Middletown South 12 JS Monsters (Shore) 0 (5 innings) Mike Keenan gave up a leadoff single and then shut down Shore for 4 1/3 innings striking out seven and freshman Matt Pontari blasted a three-run homer to left to close out the scoring in a dominant performance from the top seed in the Wall Regional. The Eagles can reach the region final with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from North Wall Little League: Bellmawr Regional Medford Renegades (Shawnee) 13 Pine Hill (Overbrook) 3 (6 innings) Shawnee plated four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, taking care of Overbrook in Bellmawr. The Renegades will square off against rival Cherokee on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Regional GT Highlanders (Highland Regional) 3 MO Town (Moorestown) 0 Kyle White did not miss a beat on the mound as he went the distance for a complete game shutout and six strikeouts against MO Town. Matt Schaffer’s two-run homer in the third to break a scoreless tie gave Highland the lead for good. Highland now has an opportunity to reach the region finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Highland Regional is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Washington Township Regional Washington Twp. 12 Sterling 6 The Minutemen trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but exploded for ten runs in the inning to turn the tide on the Knights. Nick Hammer went 3-4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs, including two hits in the Minutemen’s big inning. Jimmy Hallman picked up the win in relief and added 3 RBIs of his own. Washington Township can move to the regional finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Edison Regional J.P. Hawks (J.P. Stevens) 12 Carteret Ramblers 3 J.P. Stevens got out to a hot start in the Last Dance Tournament, defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Carteret 12-3 thanks to an explosive four run inning Ito close out the opening round game. They will take on host team Edison on Wednesday at 11 a.m. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Whitehouse Station Regional Hunterdon County Devils (Hunterdon Central) 12 Phillipsburg 2 (5 innings) Nick Zarneki punched in five runs, including a three-run homer to force the mercy rule, to power the Devils to a first round last dance win over HWS rival Phillipsburg. Tristan Spalter struck out seven in three innings of work, as well. The Devils will face the Glenn Gardner Vikings (Voorhees) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. TD Bank Ballpark Region Hillsborough 5 RP Argonaut Baseball (Rutgers Prep) 2 A home run at the bottom of the first inning by Ryan Hvozdovic gave the Raiders the lead and they never looked back. Hillsborough defeated Rutgers Prep in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament and will take on the GSB Knights Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: GSB Knights 7 RiverDogs (Pingry) 4 An early lead for RiverDogs was the only bright spot of the day as the Knights battled one trailed for one half inning. Chris Boney had 9 strikeouts for the Knights in the win. The Knights move on to play Hillsborough Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – take a look at the entire list and watch highlight videos of every single player. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team The COVID-19 virus prevented JSZ from honoring the top players in New Jersey at the Prudential Center but we still have highlights videos to honor the best high school hockey players in New Jersey. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsAward Winner Gavin Einfeldt, RandolphJake Antonucci, Bergen CatholicEvan Brown, CBAJason Player, Gloucester CatholicJohn Donohoe, CBA - 2020 JSZ Player of the Year Lucas Podvey, MontclairZach D'Andrea, Jackson LibertyMatt Balzarotti, RidgeTom Pryymak, Summit Nikita Pryymak, SummitAnthony Dowd, ManasquanTyler Botta, RamseyJake Puskar, Summit Demitri Forand, Middletown SouthSam Catalano, Rumson-Fair HavenJustin Rauch, St. Joe-Montvale Will Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepBen Conrod, DeblartonRocco Salvato Princeton Colin Grable, CBAKyle Contessa, CBAAlex Scimeca, Saint Augustine Prep Tim O'Connell, Seton Hall PrepTy Ebeling, RidgeConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep Chris Pelosi, Gloucester CatholicMatt Franzoni, ManasquanGreg Spitznagel, Summit Michael Rubin, Don Bosco PrepSean Grant, Saint RoseNick Stoebling, Bergen Catholic Michael Sofia, RandolphJustin Hughes, Saint Joe-MontvaleAidan Trainor, Princeton Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardDom Troisi, Saint John Vianney Jason Kwestel, Morris KnollsGleb Veremyev, Monroe Tommy Matthews, Morristown-BeardZach Wagnon, CBA Connor Milliken, Gloucester CatholicJason Wolff, Hillsborough Aram Minnetian, Bergen CatholicJT Zangara, Randolph CBA goalie John Donohoe named JSZ Hockey Player of the Year 2020 was a year to remember for Christian Brothers Academy. The Colts ran the table from the beginning of the postseason to the end, scoring wins in the Gordon Cup and the Non-Public State Championship. The man at the center of it all was goaltender John Donohoe. The sophomore transfer from Pennsylvania had a .928 save percentage and made seven shutouts against the likes of Bergen Catholic, Delbarton and Don Bosco Prep. He is JSZ’s 2020 Player of the Year. Watch JSZ’s feature on Donohoe HERE:
Vote now for the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year!
We haven’t forgotten about the goalies. JSZ brings you 10 amazing stops captured by our cameras. Cast your vote now to see who gets the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year We spent the last week having fun with a tournament-style 32 bracket of JSZ’s top hockey goals. Now it’s time to give the goalies some love. We went through all of our games and picked out the best saves captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras. The polls are open NOW and will close on Monday at 3:00 pm. Watch the ten nominees and cast your vote for JSZ Hockey Save of the Year: Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more!
Watch Monday 3.2 JSZ Playoff Hockey Highlights
The state playoffs are well underway and Jersey Sports Zone has a truckload of quarterfinal action from across the Garden State. Stay tuned with JSZ throughout the next week as we inch closer to the state finals at the Prudential Center next Monday! Gloucester Catholic 4 Delbarton 3 | Non-Public Quarterfinal Gloucester Catholic (5) defeated Delbarton (4) 4-3 in an overtime thriller to reach the Non-Public Semifinals. After trailing 1-0 to begin the first period, Delbarton rallied back to lead 2-1 entering the second. With the game tied at 3-3, regulation wouldn’t be enough to crown a winner between these two and in overtime Zack Johnson would score a game winning goal for the Rams. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Gloucester Catholic coverage. Jackson Liberty 2 Hillsborough 1 | Public A Quarterfinal Mike Behm’s third period dish to Joey Virga with 3:39 left in regulation proved to be the game-winner as No. 5 Jackson Liberty-Point Boro co-op defeated No. 4 Hillsborough, last year’s runner-up in this section. Zach D’Andrea, who’s scored over 200 points in his career, scored the other goal for the Lions in the third period, too. Jackson Liberty will face No. 1 seed Morris Knolls in the Public A semifinals Wednesday at Mennen Arena. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Flemington Ice Arena: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough athletics throughout the 2020 scholastic year is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Hunterdon Central 1 Howell 0 | Public A Quarterfinal Peyton Miller’s goal early in the second period was the only score in this goalie-dominated matchup. No. 11 Howell senior San McEvoy was incredible in net, turning away numerous legitimate Red Devil scoring chances. No. 3-seed Hunterdon Central netminder Jack Menichillo preserved the shutout for the win. Hunterdon Central will face No. 2 seed Montclair in the Public A semifinal Wednesday at Mennen Arena. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington Ice Arena: Middletown South 3 Governor Livingston 1 | Public B Quarterfinal Demitri Forand’s goal with 1:56 left gave the Eagles a spot in the state semifinals and a rematch with top seed Randolph. Brandon Cuccaro scored just 1:24 into the game to give Governor Livingston an early 1-0 lead. Nate Block tied things up just over three minutes later with his 22nd goal. The rest of the story was outstanding goaltending. Sophomore Shane Cook had 45 saves for the Highlanders in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has an outstanding game from Middletown Ice World: Manasquan 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 | Public C Quarterfinal Vin Ferraro and Luke McNamara scored goals 81 seconds apart early in the second period and Matt Franzoni scored his 25th of the season for a huge insurance goal in the third period to give Manasquan its first-ever berth in the state hockey semifinals. The Warriors will face defending state champ Summit for a spot in the state Public C state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! Summit 7 Trinity Hall 6 (Hilltoppers win shootout 3-1) | NJ Girls State Semifinal Lily Spooner made three saves in the shootout and the Hilltoppers punched their ticket to the Rock and the first-ever New Jersey girls state championship game where they will face Morristown-Beard. JSZ has highlights of the dramatic OT and shootout from the Red Bank Armory:
Watch Friday 2.7 JSZ Hockey Highlights
There’s only a few days left of the regular season. Some teams in New Jersey have their playoff spots guaranteed, others are fighting for one final chance. JSZ brings you highlights from Flemington and Middletown on a busy Friday night. Hillsborough 5 Manalapan 1 Let’s just put it this way — Hillsborough goalie Brendan Seramba stole the show. Seramba, a senior backup goalie for the Raiders, played in the first hockey game of his entire life Friday night and made 31 saves on 32 shots while helping propel Hillsborough to a 5-1 win on Senior Night. That’s the beauty of high school athletics. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and interview with Seramba from Flemington Ice Arena: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They’re the reason we were at this game! Rumson-Fair Haven 1 Marlboro 1 Anthony Galante buried a rebound with 3:31 left in the third period to clinch a spot in the state playoffs for Marlboro. Rumson-Fair Haven took a 1-0 lead in the second period on a Rowan Goldin goal following his own rebound. Marlboro with a 5-5-3 mark clinches a spot in the state playoffs. Teams need to be .500 or better following Monday’s games to be guaranteed a spot. JSZ”s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown Ice World: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by ACI Medical & Dental School. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more!
Watch Thursday 2.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Another Thursday means another great slate of games on the hardwood, headlined by the showdown between Roselle Catholic and Elizabeth. Stay tuned as the highlights roll in! Roselle Catholic 57 Elizabeth 50 | Boys Cliff Omoruyi nearly pulled off a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and nine blocked shots to give RC a regular-season sweep of the Minutemen. Elizabeth led 13-8 after one before the Lions took control in the second quarter. Niels Lane had 12 of his 15 in the first half and Simeon Wilcher dropped a three before the buzzer to give RC a 28-26 lead. Omoruyi took over in the second half recording five of his nine blocks in the third quarter. Elizabeth got within 47-44 but the Lions were able to hold off their rival to get the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Dunn Center: Immaculata 62 Hillsborough 46 | Boys Immaculata grabbed its sixth win in a row with a 62-46 victory over Hillsborough to improve to (14-4). Darren Tuck led the way with 21 points, while Jaden Honis and Jordan Meyers both finished with 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage. West Deptford 57 Haddon Heights 54 | Boys Antonello Baggi scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Eagles to a tight victory on the road. M.J. Iraldi added 13 points and had a tremendous floor game. Patrick Campbell went off for a game-high 26 points for the Garnets in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Colonial Conference clash: Cherokee 46 Eastern 32 | Girls The Lady Chiefs reached (18-0) on the season with a comfortable win against the Lady Vikings in Olympic Conference action. Cherokee jumped out to an early lead and never relented, despite a push from Eastern in the second half. Alexa Therien scored a game-high 22 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Marlton: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Dani Pescatore of Hillsborough wins North Jersey Game Ball
The Raiders of Hillsborough are still fighting for a spot in the top half of the Skyland Conference and they got a little bit closer with a win against Hunterdon Central. A standout effort by Senior Dani Pescatore lead the way in the victory. Dani netted 24 points, half of them coming from three point range! Her defensive efforts also were a huge part of the win as she had 4 steals. This performance set Dani apart in the voting as she received over 52 percent of the vote to win North Jersey’s Week 5 Game Ball. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley met with the Raiders for a pre-practice presentation: Take Our Poll
Vote Now For JSZ North Jersey Week 5 Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 5’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. He’ll also reach out to the respective head coach of the winning player. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Mikey Bressler of Watchung Hills and Meghan Pedrani from Somerville both won JSZ’s North Jersey Week 4 game balls. Watch their presentations now!
Watch Friday 12.13 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’re nearing the end of the first week of the hockey season for most high schools teams and different squads around the state are stepping up early. Enjoy our highlights from Hunterdon, Mercer and Monmouth counties! Pingry 5 Hillsborough 2 Since their opening day loss to Middletown South, Pingry has been red hot. The Big Blue have reeled off three straight wins with at least four goals scored in each contest. Peter Korn, Lachlan Gibson, Joe Faccone, Eric Bush and Jared Kordonsky all lit the lamp in a rematch of last year’s Skyland Conference final. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington Ice Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Hopewell Valley 8 West Windsor-Plainsboro 3 Hopewell Valley bounced back from a loss with a dominating 8-3 victory over West Windsor-Plainsboro. The Bulldogs turned a 3-1 lead in the first into 7-3 by the third period. Lucas Gaissert ended the night with a hat trick as Hopewell improves to 3-2. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and West Windsor-Plainsboro coverage. Marlboro 1 Wall 1 John Spallin’s redirect in the second period kept the Mustangs unbeaten at 2-0-1 on the young season. Sean Kiewe had Wall’s goal in the first period and Marlboro goalie Dmitri Kapranov stepped up with a number of quality saves in the third period. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference:
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
An incredible array of big moments vie for JSZ Week 8 Top Play Belt
Another fantastic week of high school football action in Jersey Sports Zone. The Week 8 Top Plays features last-second heroics and great individual efforts from all around the Garden State. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s JSZ Top Play Belt Congratulations to the amazing Jada Byers of St. Joe-Hammonton for winning last week’s vote
Watch Friday 11.1 JSZ Football Highlights
The regular season comes to a close in Week 8, and of course, our cameras were on hand to capture all of the action. Watch our teaser below – it sets the table for our Friday night highlights and interviews then scroll down to watch all of our coverage! Lyndhurst 34 Park Ridge 12|2019 NJIC Championship What a day from Piotr Partyla. New Jersey’s leading rusher did not disappoint as he posted 316 rushing yards and 5 TD runs behind a dominant offensive line. Lyndhurst controlled Park Ridge for 48 minutes as the Golden Bears won their first NJIC conference championship. Partyla now leads the state with 1,665 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Lyndhurst: Woodbridge 22 Bridgewater-Raritan 18 Anthony Santino fired a 43-yard TD pass to Jahmir Brown with 1:30 left to give Woodbridge a perfect 8-0 regular season. Ali Lee, Jr. had a pair of TD runs for the Barrons. JSZ”s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling regular season finale: Hillsborough 21 Piscataway 6 In a matchup that featured two 6-2 teams, Hillsborough defeated reigning North Group 5 Bowl Game Champions Piscataway 21-6. Despite falling behind 6-0 on two field goals in the first quarter, the Raiders were able to take the lead following a rushing and passing touchdown from quarterback Tom Ramsey. Ramsey would also record an interception and sack as Hillsborough secures home-field advantage for the upcoming playoffs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage. Mainland 21 Ocean City 6 In one of South Jersey’s fiercest rivalries, the Mustangs stayed undefeated with a win over the Red Raiders in the “Battle for the Bridge”. Mainland registered seven sacks in the game, including four from Sean Bradley. Jake Cook hauled in a pair of touchdown catches from Zack Graziotto. Freshman phenom Jabriel Mace rushed for a touchdown as well. Joe Repetti connected with Jake Schneider for Ocean City’s only score in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Linwood: Willingboro 24 Camden 12 The Chimeras (8-1) break a four-game losing streak to the Panthers (6-2) to clinch a share of the West Jersey Football League Constitution Division. Both defenses dominated much of the first half, but Willingboro put together an impressive 12-play, 96-yard drive to take an 8-0 lead. Demie Sumo scored twice to help the Chimeras pull away in the second half. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Shaun Phillips Field: Coverage of Camden is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Jackson Memorial 22 Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Lonnie Cebulski threw three touchdown passes including two to Zack Novak to give the Jaguars a fifth consecutive win heading into the playoffs. Jackson Memorial had a 13-7 lead at the half and added a field goal and Novak’s second TD grab to extend the lead to 22-7 before RFH responded with an 81-yard kickoff return for a score. But Jackson Memorial’s defense was lights out the rest of the way. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by the Louro Chiropractic Center in Jackson Red Bank Catholic 42 Freehold Township 7 The Caseys spread the wealth on Senior Night with five first-half rushing touchdowns to close out the regular season with a 5-3 mark. RBC begins defense of its Non-Public Group 3 state championship after winning four of its last five games. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Thanks to the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic Holmdel 24 Freehold Boro 7 The Hornets busted open a 7-0 halftime lead with 17 points in the second half to reach 5-3 and lock down a home game in next week’s South Jersey Group 3 playoffs. Ian Flanagan booted a 30-yard field goal and Thomas Ammirati and Evan Jennings scored short TD runs in the second half. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Holmdel: Jersey Sports Zone brings you this game thanks to the support of the Law Office of Lawrence Luttrell (Holmdel) and Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall (Freehold Boro)
Watch Tuesday 10.8 JSZ Soccer Highlights
JSZ has another full slate of soccer for you. We’ve got four games from around New Jersey including more from the Shore Conference Tournament plus a golden goal from the Delsea girls! Middletown South 4 Barnegat 0 – Boys The Eagles scored three second-half goals to cruise into the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament. Aaron Oliveira gave Midd. South a 1-0 lead at the half. Matt Glynn, Danny Minze and Alex Sigua all found the net in the second. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown: Delsea 1 Triton 0 (2OT) – Girls Ava Szwed scored a golden goal in double overtime to lift the Crusaders over the Mustangs. Delsea stays undefeated (13-0) with the win, and clinches the Tri-County Conference Liberty Division title. Triton keeper Michaela Graham played outstanding in the loss, making 11 saves. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller in Runnemede: Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Triton coverage is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Old Bridge 1 Monroe 0 – Girls The last time Monroe and Old Bridge faced off 100 minutes led to a 0-0 tie between the two bitter Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division rivals. Following a scoreless first half Jillian Orzol would score the game’s only goal in the 68’ to put the Knights on a three game win streak as Old Bridge improves to 9-3-3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage. Steinert 0 Hillsborough o (2OT) Sometimes it happens! It was a combination of hot goalkeeper play and struggles inside the 18, but Steinert and Hillsborough both missed on big chances to notch the scoreless tie. The two goalies, Trevor Giordano and Daniel Guerrero Niteo, combined for 21 saves. This was a non-tournament game, thus no trip to penalty kicks to decide a winner. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hillsborough: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Steinert and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Hillsborough’s Thomas Amankwaa Wins JSZ Week 1 Top Play Belt
The JSZ Top Play belt has a new home — and the Week 1 winners reside in the Mid-State 38. Hillsborough wide receiver Thomas Amankwaa’s 49-yard touchdown catch against Bridgewater-Raritan Friday night proved to be the difference-maker in a gritty 13-12 win. Raiders’ fans voted day and night, accounting for 13,283 votes (29.4 percent) to win the JSZ Week 1 Top Play Belt. Take Our Poll JSZ’s Jay Cook caught up with Amankwaa and the Hillsborough Raiders for the belt presentation:
Clutch plays, big grabs and long runs up for JSZ Week One Top Play
Who wants the belt? We’ve got eight great nominees captured by JSZ cameras that are up for this week’s Top Play. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winning play will get a visit from JSZ cameras at a mid-week practice and the presentation of the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch the Top Play nominees below and then cast your vote. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt Winner Thanks to all the great fans at Pingry who voted for Sam Williams on the hook and ladder as our Week Zero Top Play Winner
Watch Friday 9.13 JSZ Week 1 Football Highlights
The 2019 season kicks into gear with great games all over the Garden State. The highlights are posted! Watch our Week One Teaser to get you ready for some great games around NJ. Then scroll down and watch each of our games. Thanks to our sponsors for allowing us to capture these great moments and we’ll see you on Saturday to wrap up our Week One coverage Holmdel 26 Shore Regional 23 (OT) Cameron LaMountain scored his fourth touchdown of the game on 4th own inside the one-yard line to give the Hornets a thrilling overtime win in their opener. Shore Regional forced OT on the foot of Cade Torres, who nailed a 31-yard field goal to tie the game at 20 with 1:50 to go in the 4th. Torres hit his third field goal of the game from 40 yards out to give Shore a 23-20 lead in OT before the Holmdel offense drove the ball down to the one-yard line setting the stage for the dramatic finale. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the exciting highlights from the Shore Conference: Two great sponsors are responsible for the highlights of this overtime thriller. Special thanks to RYPT (Shore Regional) and the Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell (Holmdel) Red Bank Regional 23 Raritan 12 Jack Chamberlain had 16 carries for 175 yards and 3 TD’s as the Bucs overcame a 12-3 halftime deficit with 20 straight points to get to 2-0. The Bucs got a huge defensive effort from Will Dal Pra and Kyle Weisman. Weisman had a fumble recovery and Dal Pra had a key sack to put RBR in a a position to take the lead. Chamberlain had TD runs of 14, 6 and 68 yards all in the second half. Raritan got a 1-yard TD run from Mike Fiore and an 18-yard TD catch from Luke O’Hea from Steve Coponi. JSZ brings you the Shore Conference action from Hazlet: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Willingboro 28 Delsea 14 The Chimeras spoiled opening night for the Crusaders, thanks to a stout defense and a big-play offense. Khaleb McRae returned a fumble for a touchdown to open the scoring. Demie Sumo rushed for a score and caught a touchdown pass in the first half, as Boro built a 20-7 lead at the break. Zaire Clements added a second half touchdown run, while Ah-Shaun Davis and Temple commit Chris Long helped the Chimeras keep the chains moving all night long. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Franklinville: Coverage of Delsea is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Piscataway 21 Sayreville 7 Coming off a dominating 40-7 season opener against Franklin, Piscataway continued to show their strength by defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Sayreville 21-7. The Chiefs got on the board early in the first quarter thanks to a 25 yard opening drive touchdown from Khristan Hernandez. Hernandez would score again in the fourth quarter and also had an interception on defense. The game also extended Piscataway’s win streak to 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Phillipsburg 42 Franklin 7 Phillipsburg has outscored its opponents 96-7 through two games this season, and they’re doing so with a remarkably balanced attack on offense. Senior two-way threat Tommy Coury caught two touchdown passes while junior tailback Matt Quetel found pay dirt three times in a blowout win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Franklin: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Stateliners is made possible by our great Phillipsburg sponsor, the Garnet Booster Club. Hillsborough 13 Bridgewater-Raritan 12 After holding onto a 7-6 advantage at the break, Hillsborough came back from a 12-7 deficit in the third quarter with a 49-yard touchdown pass to retake and never give up the lead to Bridgewater-Raritan in a Mid-State 38 showdown. Thomas Amankwaa caught the eventual game-winning touchdown while T.J. Schultz snagged a key interception late in the game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hillsborough: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough and Bridgewater-Raritan athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Holy Spirit 52 Eastern 15 The Spartans earned their first win of the season, building a 32-7 halftime lead. Sophomore QB Trevor Cohen threw two of his three touchdown passes to senior WR Ahmad Brown, and ran for a score in the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Ed Byrnes Stadium in Absecon: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 5.17 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The New Jersey lacrosse playoffs are in full swing, and JSZ has you covered with action from all around the state. Check back throughout the night for boys and girls playoff highlights! Allentown 11 Seneca 6 – Boys – South Group 2 Quarterfinal Fifth seed Allentown advanced to the South Group 2 Semifinals with an 11-6 victory over 13th-seeded Seneca. The Red Birds got some help from Jared Jordan early who had a hat trick in the first period to give them a 7-1 lead. Towards the end of the second and throughout the third quarter, Seneca started mounting a comeback to cut it to just 9-6 heading into the fourth. However Jared Jordan along with Clayton Moench tacked on a pair scores to keep the game out of reach for the Eagles. Moench and Peter Pinto ended the day with hat tricks while Jared Jordan had four goals including his 100th career goal. Allentown will face the winner of #8 Holmdel and #1 Rumson-Fair Haven in the semifinals on 5/22. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! No. 8 St. Augustine 20 Camden Catholic 1 – Boys – Non-Public A Opening Round David Burr and Mikey Vanaman each scored hat tricks as the Hermits overwhelmed the Irish to begin the Non-Public A playoffs. Third-seeded St. Augustine advances to face either #6 CBA or #11 Red Bank Catholic in the quarterfinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Richland: Coverage of Camden Catholic is sponsored by NJM Insurance. Hillsborough 12 Westfield 11 – Girls – North 2 Group 4 Quarterfinal Lisa Ross had three goals and four assists including the game winning goal with :40 seconds remaining to give the Raiders a spot in the sectional semis and a matchup with top seed Bridgewater-Raritan. The Raiders seniors had prom later that evening and rushed off the field following the win to get ready for their big night. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hillsborough High: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to bring this great game. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates sponsors our Hillsborough Raiders coverage and thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield. No. 18 Eastern 16 Washington Twp. 9 – Girls – South Group 4 Quarterfinal The top-seeded Vikings raced out to 12-3 halftime lead against the eighth-seeded Minutemaids. Ryleigh Heck, Jenna Casole, and Victoria Accardo each scored four goals to lead the way for Eastern. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the Vikings advance to face #5 Cherokee in the sectional semifinals: Coverage of Eastern and Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Toms River North 15 Monroe 7 – Girls – Central Group 4 Quarterfinal The Toms River North Mariners advanced to the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals on Friday night, defeating Monroe 15-7. Selena Carrington scored the game-high with five goals. University of Pittsburgh soccer commit, Marisa Tava, scored the second highest number of goals with four. The Mariners will face Rancocas Valley on Tuesday for the Semifinal round. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Toms River: Thank you to CJA Construction for sponsoring our Toms River North coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage!
Watch Monday 5.6 JSZ Baseball Highlights
After rainstorms downpoured Sunday, we were finally gifted with some warm spring weather Monday as we continue to close in on county playoff contention. JSZ has highlights from South Jersey’s Diamond Classic and the first round of the Mercer County Tournament, including some late regular season wins for Wall and Hillsborough. Enjoy all the highlights! Wall 1 Middletown North 0 Senior lefty Trey Dombroski was near perfect with a 16 strikeouts, no walks one-hitter on the road. Wall’s lone run came on an error in the 5th inning with the bases loaded and that was all that Dombroski needed. Dombroski gave up an early single, but was untouchable after that retiring 18 straight Lions. Wall is now 14-3 and clinches a share of the Shore Conference’s “B” North division championship. Watch the pitching masterpiece from Middletown now: Haddonfield 8 Moorestown 4 – Diamond Classic Opening Round The Haddons surged ahead in the fifth inning and then tacked on runs late to take care of the Quakers in the opening round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Dylan Heine threw a complete game and drove in a run in the victory. Chris Mariani, Matt Stamm and Cameron Caruso also finished with an RBI apiece. Nick Yedman and Wyatt Atkinson both drove in runs for Moorestown in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the Haddons advance to face Cherry Hill West in the Diamond Classic quarterfinal round: Coverage of Haddonfield and Moorestown is made possible by NJM Insurance. Steinert 8 Highstown 0 – Mercer County Tournament Opening Round Sixth seed Steinert kicked off the opening round of the Mercer County Tournament with an 8-0 victory over 11th seeded Hightstown. The Spartans had a breakout second inning in which Josh James, Jordan Nitti and Brady Plunkett would each drive in runs. James went 2-3 with an RBI, Nitti 2-4, RBI and Plunkett finished 1-3 with 2 RBI’s. Steinert moves on to face third seed Notre Dame in the MCT Quarterfinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Steinert coverage! Hillsborough 6 Immaculata 1 Both Hillsborough and Immaculata are still alive in the Somerset County Tournament, but they still had some unfinished regular season business Monday as the Raiders put another tick into the win column. Hillsborough’s Vince Gamberdella led the way with his sixth home run of the season to accompany a four-RBI game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this late regular season game thanks to a pair of loyal sponsors — Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Hillsborough) and Diamond Nation (Immaculata)!
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth 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
Mind-Boggling Pitching Performances, Batting Feats Headline Week 2 Spring Game Balls
After two weeks of the baseball and softball season, we’re really starting to see some special performances. The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our second 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 Monday 4.8 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ was at two baseball diamonds Monday afternoon and we’ll have highlights from a pair of stunning upsets — Hillsborough topping Hunterdon Central after being swept last year and The Hun School raising some eyebrows with a statement win against St. Augustine Prep. Enjoy the highlights! Hun 8 St. Augustine 5 In a clash of two undefeated state baseball powers it was Hun that remained perfect on the year with a 8-5 win over St. Augustine. The Raiders took an early 4-0 lead before St. Augustine got within one run in the third inning. As the back and forth battle continued Carson Applegate and Jack Erbeck went yard in the fifth and sixth inning to help Hun improve to 7-0 on the year. Pitcher Andy Blake finished with six strikeouts and 2 RBI’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage! Hillsborough 7 Hunterdon Central 4 Mike Swetz cranked two home runs while DH Vince Gambardella chipped in with a homer and a game-high 4 RBI’s as Hillsborough brought down their division rival. The win comes after the Red Devils swept the Raiders in two games last season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hillsborough: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to our loyal sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for these great highlights!
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:
Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet
Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state! All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story: Sights and Sounds from the Banquet Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started. Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers. 2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Bryan AntoineRanney193366 Scottie LewisRanney212737 Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529 Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia). 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Diamond MillerFranklin183161 Faith MasoniusManasquan27424 Leilani CorreaManchester16518 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross PrepTahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokumbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HillsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian Brown Bergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir CantleyLindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr. Roselle CatholicDevin StricklandSouth Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny Toha Marist Alex GlavanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicDJ WoodburyBurlington City Micah Johnson Jr. Newark East SideTaQuan WoodleyCamden Samson Johnson Patrick SchoolMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Niels LaneRoselle Catholic Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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:
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 Wednesday 2.27 JSZ Hockey Semifinals Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you state hockey playoff coverage from the NJSIAA Public A, B, and C Semifinals. We’ve got highlights of five teams punching their ticket to the Prudential Center and Monday’s state championship. We’ve got you covered with all the games from Codey Arena and Mennen Arena on Wednesday night! (2) Morris Knolls 4 (6) Paramus 1 – Public A Semifinals Morris Knolls advanced to Public A Tournament Finals with an impressive 4-1 victory over Paramus. The Eagles fell behind early in the second period but scored to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the third. Morris Knolls would then tack on three unanswered goals from Jason Miesegaes, Kieran Regen and Tikhon Ryerson in the final period to set a date with top seeded Hillsborough at the Prudential Center for the Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: (1) Hillsborough 4 (4) Wayne 2 – Public A Semifinals The Hillsborough Raiders defeated the Wayne Knights 4-2 on Wednesday night, punching their ticket to the Public A Final at the Prudential Center. This is Hillsborough Hockey’s first time advancing to a state final in program history. The Raiders took the lead early on after Mike LoRicco scored less than two minutes into the game. Jude Kurtas, Jason Wolff and Mike Panchery also scored goals for Hillsborough. The Raiders will face-off against #2 Morris Knolls on Mar. 4 at the Prudential Center. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Morristown: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough! (2) Ridge 2 (3) Westfield 1 (OT) – Public B Semifinals Alex Konovalov scored on a deflection from a Ty Eberle shot from the point 9:38 into overtime to give Ridge a spot in the Public B state championship. Luke Rich broke a scoreless tie in the third period to give Ridge a 1-0 lead, but Westfield forced overtime thanks to a goal from Thomas Conrod with only 1:47 left on the clock. Both goalies were outstanding. CJ Perry had 36 stops for Westfield and Ridge’s Marcus Fabiunke made a stellar 42 saves. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Codey Arena: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for his support of Westfield Athletics on Jersey Sports Zone (4) Summit 8 (9) Ramsey 1 – Public C Semifinals The Hilltoppers are fixing to repeat. Summit is heading back to the Public C state championship game after being powered by two-goal games from Luc Radice, Greg Spitznagel and Davis Strabley in a blowout win against Ramsey. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: (1) Randolph 5 (4) Middletown South 0 – Public B Semifinals It was a three-point performance from star junior JT Zangara that fueled Randolph’s shutout win against Middletown South in the state semifinals. The Rams head back to the championship game and look for some hardware after last year’s loss to Northern Highlands. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Middletown South athletics is proudly brought to you by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury.
Watch JSZ 2.25 Playoff Hockey Highlights
State playoff hockey is in full swing! Jersey Sports Zone was at three hockey rinks to capture state hockey quarterfinal action, including highlights from Hillsborough’s rout over Ocean, Westfield showing up big-time against Princeton and a test Shore Conference battle between Middletown South and Point Boro. Stay tuned for all the action! Hillsborough 7 Ocean 3 – Public A Quarterfinals Top-seeded Hillsborough lit the lamp seven times in a quarterfinal rout over Ocean in Flemington. Jude Kurtas powered the win with a six-point game (2 goals, 4 assists) and captured his 200th career point while Jason Wolff and Lleyton Soares each scored twice. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture these great Hillsborough highlights thanks to our loyal sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Middletown South 3 Point Pleasant Boro 1 – Public B Quarterfinals Freshman Nate Block’s wrist shot with 1:59 to go in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Eagles a spot in the Public B Semifinals and a matchup with top seed Randolph. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead on a Demetri Forand shot from the point and the Panthers drew even thanks to an Eddie Coyne shorthanded goal. JSZ has the highlights of two Shore Conference foes leaving it all out on the ice in a great state playoff game Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage and giving us a chance to capture this great memory for the Middletown South hockey program Westfield 6 Princeton 3 – Public B Quarterfinals Westfield advanced to the Public B Semifinal round with a 6-3 win over Princeton. The McInnis Cup champs were able to control the pace of the game by getting a comfortable 4-0 lead after two periods of play. Despite Princeton countering with two goals in the home stretch, Matt Beke scored a pair of goals to help secure the victory. Beke and Anthony Oliveri both finished two scores each. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsors! Thank you to the office of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!
Watch Friday 2.1 JSZ Hockey Highlights
What a way to kick off in February! Jersey Sports Zone was in Flemington and Middletown for some Friday night hockey. We’ll have highlights from Jude Kurtas’ career game for Hillsborough, Anthony Galante’s game-winning goal against Middletown South and an offensive explosion from Freehold Boro. Stay tuned throughout the night for all our hockey coverage! Marlboro 5 Middletown South 4 Anthony Galante scored with :15 seconds left in the game and Dan Gerts made 48 saves in a thrilling Shore Conference battle. Middletown South rallied from a 4-2 deficit with back to back goals from Michael Hannigan to draw even at four. The Eagles outshot Marlboro 52-25 and nearly got the game winner until Gerts made a stellar glove save on Dimitri Forand with only 23 seconds remaining. Galante took the puck off the draw and streaked down the left wing to score his 21st of the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a great game! Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South Hillsborough 9 Bridgewater-Raritan 3 Hillsborough junior Jude Kurtas had a night to remember as he scored five goals and eight total points, both career bests, in a 9-3 rout against Bridgewater-Raritan. Kurtas has emerged this season as one of New Jersey’s best players and now has 86 points (43 G, 43 A) as Hillsborough prepares for the state playoffs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is thankful for its great sponsors. If it wasn’t for Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Hillsborough & Bridgewater-Raritan) and Total Rehab & Sports Medicine (Bridgewater-Raritan), we wouldn’t have been able to capture this career-night. Freehold Boro 9 Colonia 3 Sam Giove and Gabe Roman scored two goals apiece to pace the Colonials to a win at Middletown Ice World on their senior night. Freehold Boro raced out to a 3-0 lead, had a 4-2 advantage through one and added five more goals in the second period. JSZ has the highlights including a must see goal courtesy of Nick Ochlan: Playa Bowls at the Freehold Raceway Mall is the reason that we can bring you great moments from Freehold Boro High all year long!
Watch Thursday 1.3 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Rahway 49 Carteret 46 – Boys Basketball Rahway remained undefeated on the year with a nail biting 49-46 win over Carteret. After trailing by six to close out the first quarter, the Indians took a 23-21 lead at halftime. While still ahead by two with 4.5 seconds remaining Amari Thompson made a crucial steal to end the game as they improve to 6-0. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Campozino restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage on JSZ! Roselle Catholic 82 Linden 44 – Boys Basketball Kahlil Whitney had 29 points as the Lions raced out to a 25-5 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a dominating win to reach 9-0. JSZ has the highlights from Roselle: Hillsborough 49 West Windsor-Plainsboro North 41 – Girls Basketball The Hillsborough Girls Basketball team won their fourth straight game on Thursday night, improving their overall record to 4-2. The Raiders had four players score eight points: Grace O’Connor, Olivia Gaspar, Peyton Quackenbush and Jill Stanton. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights as well as post-game reactions: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough and West Windsor-Plainsboro North coverage on JSZ!
Phillipsburg Dominates in Season-Opener
Try finding a better way to open the 2018 wrestling season — we dare you. Phillipsburg was dominant in their first dual meet of the season, scoring bonus points in 12 of 14 matches on their way to a 68-0 takedown of the Hillsborough Raiders. The Stateliners benefitted from four pins and three forfeits, but wrestlers grinded out last-minute wins and controlling tech falls. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hillsborough Double Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club (Phillipsburg) and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be hand for this early season tilt. Stay tuned this winter for more great wrestling highlights from around New Jersey!
Arjun’s Faceoff: Hillsborough Youngster Fighting Cancer With Hockey
Arjun Jain is not your typical hockey brawler. Instead of being a fourth-liner who drops his gloves, Jain is a centerman battling the biggest faceoff of his life. The 10-year-old Hillsborough native and ultra-hockey enthusiast has recently reached the 100-day mark in his fight against Leukemia. To support and honor his fight, the Hillsborough Raiders are dedicating their 2018-2019 season to him. Jersey Sports Zone’s Jay Cook has the story on a young man who knows how hockey and his hometown team will help him win this battle: Sponsor Shoutout! Do you enjoy great features like this from Jersey Sports Zone? Then thank Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They’re one of JSZ’s most loyal sponsors and the reason we’re able to tell stories just like this.
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
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 Playoff Soccer Highlights from 10.29
Let’s get it going! JSZ has coverage from across the state for the opening day of the NJSIAA boys soccer state tournament. Highlights will be posted throughout the evening so make sure to check back in later and watch. No. 14 Middletown South 2 No. 3 Hillsborough 1 | Central Jersey Group 4 State Tournament Round 1 UPSET ALERT!! 14 seed Middletown South took down the 3 seed Hillsborough in the Central Jersey Group 4 State Tournament. Jon Santos played a major roll in the win, assisting both Middletown South goals. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you: 2X Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by our friends at the Monmouth Building Center and coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho!! Thank you to both of our dedicated sponsors for the continued support! #8 Red Bank Catholic 2 #9 Saint John Vianney 1 – Non-Public South “A” Boys First Round Alex Nichols set up two goals in the final seven minutes as the Caseys score a dramatic win in the first round of the state playoffs. Nichols fed John Duffy for a goal with 7:01 remaining to draw even. With 2:31 to go, Nichols delivered a perfect cross on the corner kick that Andrew Colannino headed home for the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Red Bank: Thanks to BCB-Bayshore (St. John Vianney) and Playa Bowls of Red Bank (RBC) for sponsoring JSZ’s high school sports coverage! #2 Ocean Township 4 #15 Nottingham 1 – Central Jersey Group 3 Boys First Round Luke Yates had a goal and an assist to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Spartans broke a 1-1 tie with three unanswered goals to move on to the Central Jersey Group 2 quarterfinals and a date with #10 seed Burlington Township. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Madison Bess in Oakhurst: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Nottingham Northstars #6 Raritan 5 #11 Monmouth Regional 0 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round Nick Bavaro and Anthony Sparacino nailed two goals each and Jake Fortune scored his 12th goal of the season as Raritan blasted through the Monmouth Regional defense to a 5-0 win. The Rockets will prepare for another home match later this week against #14-seeded Shore Regional. Check out the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you these highlights thanks to our great sponsors Monmouth Building Center (Monmouth Regional) and BCB Bayshore (Raritan). #9 Robbinsville 1 #8 Metuchen 0 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round First round of the Boys Central Group 2 State Soccer Tournament featured ninth seed Robbinsville versus eighth seed Metuchen. After a scoreless first half Ravens Captain George Fotiou hit a goal in the 49’ to take a 1-0 lead. Robbinsville Goalkeeper Eric Schreir with five saves would help record a shutout to send them to the second round of the tournament to face top-seeded Holmdel. Watch the highlights now: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Robbinsville coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Raven athletics all year round!
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.9
JSZ has highlights from three boys showdowns including Watchung Hills and Phillipsburg, Jackson Memorial clinching the Shore’s “A” South crown and the state ranked showdown between Pingry and Hillsborough Hillsborough 2 Pingry 1 The Raiders rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit with goals from Justin Dominique and Alfredo Gonzalez to improve to 10-0-1 on the season and secure the top seed in the upcoming Somerset County Tournament. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction with Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Jackson Memorial 5 Toms River North 1 – Boys Soccer Joe Schlageter had a natural hat trick with the game’s first three goals and Dan Russo added two more as the Jags improve to 11-1 and clinch the Shore Conference’s “A” South crown for a second straight year. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference soccer in Jackson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by CJA Construction Watchung Hills 3 Phillipsburg 3 – Boys Soccer Phillipsburg kept pace with Watchung. The Warriors came into this game with just one loss, but the Stateliners showed no fear. They stayed right with the Skyland Conference power throughout the game and end this one with a tie. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for the continued support!
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.5
What a week! Friday night lights action from Week Five did not disappoint. Throughout the night, Jersey Sports Zone will be posting highlights from 10 games across the Garden State. Those include an overtime thriller between St. Peter’s Prep and Don Bosco Prep, Red Bank Catholic’s huge Shore Conference win, a last-second bonanza in Sayreville and a bevy of other games from all parts of the state. Watch our teaser video then scroll down to watch all 10 games of action: St. Peter’s Prep 26 Don Bosco Prep 23 (OT) St. Peter’s Prep quarterback Maasai Maynor led the Marauders with a four-touchdown performance including a five-yard touchdown run in overtime to capture a 26-23 win over Don Bosco Prep. Maynor tallied 325 yards in the offensive outburst for St. Peter’s Prep. The win comes six days after the Marauders mustered 13 points against a stout DePaul Catholic defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Ramsey for this North Jersey instant classic: Sayreville 13 Edison 12 There was only 0.5 seconds left on the clock, but that was enough time for Mark Whitford to find Jacari Carter in the corner of the end zone from 18 yards out to give Sayreville a dramatic win on the road. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis was there to capture all the excitement from one of the best finshes from the 2018 season: Red Bank Catholic 41 Long Branch 14 The Caseys took over a 14-14 game with six minutes to go in the third with 27 unanswered points to get to 6-0 on the season. Steve Lubischer had a 49 yard TD run and two TD passes, both caught by MJ Wright. Billy Guidetti had three scores on the ground. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from the big Shore Conference showdown: This great game was made possible thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank (RBC sponsor) and Rosario Realty (Long Branch sponsor) Haddonfield 27 West Deptford 21 Haddonfield quarterback Jay Foley accounted for three touchdowns in a 27-21 win against West Deptford in a rematch of last year’s South Jersey Group II Sectional title game. The Bulldawgs now move onto an impressive 6-0 start on the 2018 and have become one of South Jersey’s top talents. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is proud to partner with NJM Insurance to sponsor South Jersey athletics all year long! Middletown South 14 Toms River North 13 Trevor Brey’s 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter with a Chris Kaldrovics extra point gave the Eagles a fifth straight win and a one-point victory at Toms River North. The Eagles executed a number of key third down conversions which was the key to clinching the Shore Conference’s American Division. JSZ has the highlights of a much-anticipated matchup in Ocean County: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Middletown South Eagles. Toms River North action on JSZ is made possible courtesy of CJA Construction Notre Dame 28 Hightstown 7 After dropping their season opener against Allentown, Notre Dame has bounced back with four straight victories. In their latest matchup with Hightstown the Irish got ahead early thanks to a pair of touchdowns from running back Cortaz Williams to lead 21-7 at halftime. In the second half both teams would lead back to back defensive stands, but Notre Dame quarterback Robbie Buecker would put one last score on the board to get his team the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hightstown coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Irish and Rams athletics all year long! Phillipsburg 56 Hillsborough 6 Phillipsburg football is famous for producing outstanding running backs, thanks to players like Joe Green. However, tonight the Liners showed off a second offensive threat. Senior QB, Jack Stagaard lead Pburg to a win over Hillsborough, after throwing for over 250 yards and 3 touchdowns. If you learn one thing this from this game, it should be that Phillipsburg has a plethora of offensive talent. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you! Check them out now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support of Raider Athletics! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ will bring you exciting Liner highlights all season long! Holmdel 21 Donovan Catholic 11 Cameron LaMountain had two TD runs to hand Donovan Catholic its first loss of the season. The Hornets improve to 4-1 and stand alone atop the Shore Conference’s National Division. Watch JSZ’s highlights of Holmdel’s big win in Toms River: BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank, is the reason we can bring you great highlights from the Holmdel Hornets all year long Red Bank Regional 35 Toms River East 7 The Bucs got two TD’s from Nigel Mitchell and continue to turn heads in the Shore Conference with a 4-1 record. RBR raced out to a 21-0 lead at the end of one and led 35-0 after a Makai Mickens 40 yard TD run in the third quarter. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for allowing us to be on hand for so many special moments from the 2018 football season! Kingsway 21 Hammonton 14 The Kingsway Dragons used a potent ground game to edge out a one-score victory over the Hammonton Blue Devils on Friday night. Running back AJ Butler notched 77 yards and a pair of scores to push Kingsway to 4-2 on the season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the great highlights:
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.2
JSZ has golden goals and surprising results from Tuesday high school soccer around New Jersey. Ramapo 3 Northern Highlands 2 (2OT) – Girls Soccer MaryClare Langan’s volley off a perfect feed from freshman Emily Chico in double overtime sent shockwaves through New Jersey and the country as the Ramapo Raiders stunned Northern Highlands. The Highlanders are ranked #1 in the USA Today Super 25 national poll and had given up just one goal prior to Tuesday night’s game in Allendale. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from one of the top girls soccer games of the season: Hillsborough 1 North Hunterdon 0 | Gadaleta Golden Goal JSZ had another overtime thriller for you! The North Hunterdon Lions took on the Hillsborough Raiders in a Skyland Conference defensive battle. The Raiders came out on top, thanks to senior forward Johnny Gadaleta. Check out full highlights now: Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support of Raider athletics! Monroe 2 South Brunswick 1 – Boys Soccer Monroe’s Brendan Deal drilled a golden goal in double overtime as the Falcons avenged an early season loss to the South Brunswick Vikings — a consensus Top 20 team in NJ — with a 2-1 win. Christian Bernal had the other goal for Monroe and goalie Victor Park was outstanding in net. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Princeton Orthopaedic Associates made it possible for Jersey Sports Zone to be on hand today in Monroe. Middletown South 2 Freehold Township 0 – Boys Soccer Matt Glynn had a goal and an assist as the Eagles scored two first-half goals and got outstanding goalkeeping from Alex Marconi to hand Freehold Township just its second loss of the season. Danny Minze scored the other goal for the Eagles who are now on a five-game win streak. JSZ has the highlights of a Shore Conference upset in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury. Carteret 2 South River 0 – Girls Soccer After going on a 4 game win streak early in the season the Carteret dropped their last 5 in a row. Thanks to scores from Ashley Chirino and Amanda Medvetz along with a great performance from goalkeeper Demaraste Dorvilma the Ramblers bounced back with a win against South River, the last undefeated team in the conference. Watch the highlights below: Thank you to Campozino restaurant for sponsoring both our Carteret and South River coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Rambler and Rams athletics all year long!
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 9.24
Jersey Sports Zone has Monday soccer from around the state including the battle of Middletown on the boys and girls side Middletown South 3 Middletown North 2 – Boys Soccer Joey Petzold’s goal in the 51st minute off a feed from Danny Minze prove to be the difference in a great rivalry battle under the lights at the Swamp. Minze and Matt Cozzi scored the other goals for Middletown South while sophomore Aidan Cardella had both goals for the Lions. JSZ has the highlights of a great game from the Shore Conference: Middletown North 3 Middletown South 1 – Girls Soccer The Lions rallied from 1-0 halftime deficit with three second-half goals to up its record to an impressive 8-0. JSZ has highlights of the crosstown rivalry at Middletown South: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South – they are the reason we can bring you highlights of the battle of Middletown on the soccer pitch! No. 3 Allentown 2 Princeton 1 – Girls Soccer No. 3 Allentown improved to 6-0 Monday afternoon after a close battle with Princeton. Kayla Denney scored with 15 minutes remaining in the first half to give the Red Birds a 1-0 lead at the break. In the second after Allentown failed to connect on scoring opportunities Princeton’s Morgan Beamer tied the game midway through the second. Rutgers commit Emma Pascarella would then get a goal of her own moments later to help the Red Birds remain undefeated. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor Alert!! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Princeton coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Red Birds and Little Tiger athletics all year long! Hillsborough 7 Perth Amboy 0- Boys Soccer Hillsborough continues their undefeated streak with win #6 over the Perth Amboy Panthers.The Raiders’ Mike Fazio lead the offense with 2 goals and 2 assists tonight. Check out full highlights of Hillsborough’s shutout win now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of all Raider athletics! Ocean 1 Long Branch 0- Boys Soccer Leonardo Montesinos scored the lone goal for Ocean in a Shore Conference bout between the Spartans and the Long Branch Green Wave. Keeper Max Winters also had a clean sheet. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ocean Township: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch athletics throughout the 2018-2019 year is made possible by Rosario Realty. More highlights coming from: Middletown North vs. Middletown South girls soccer Middletown North vs. Middletown South boys soccer
Hillsborough’s Sean Levonaitis is Courtney’s Week 1 Game Ball Winner
Sean Levonaitis earned Courtney’s Week 1 Game Ball after rushing for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns against Bridgewater-Raritan. The sophomore running back is quickly becoming one of the most notable offensive weapons in the Mid-State, and may even be New Jersey’s best kept secret! Check out Sean’s Game Ball Ceremony now: Total Votes: 19,513 Take Our Poll Sponsor Alert!! Our coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for supporting JSZ and allowing us to give Raiders fans exciting highlights every week!
Vote now for JSZ’s Top Football Play from Week One
Wayne Hills Charles Njoku’s circus catch is one of our ten nominees for Top Play from Week One. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will get a special presentation at this week’s practice. We’re excited to unveil the special way that we’ll be honoring our Top Play winners this football season! Watch another incredible batch of highlights from around the state and cast your vote: Take Our Poll Watch our Week 1 High School Football Coverage Watch Saturday 9.8 JSZ Football Highlights Watch Friday 9.7 JSZ Football Highlights
Vote now for Courtney’s Game Ball
Every Sunday morning Jersey Sports Zone’s MMJ, Courtney DuPont, will publish a poll consisting of the week’s top performers from the mid-state. We ask you, our valued JSZ followers, to vote and tell us who deserves a game ball award. Polls will close promptly at 3:00 PM on Tuesday. Each winner will receive a Game Ball and be featured in a formal JSZ Game Ball Ceremony. Check out the list below and vote for Courtney’s Week 1 winner! Take Our Poll REMINDERS: #1. You can always nominate someone for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney at email@example.com with the following information: Name of player School player plays for Stats for that week #2. Go vote in our other Game Ball polls from around the state!
Watch Friday 9.7 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone takes you around the state on the first full Friday night of high school football in New Jersey. A special thanks to all of our sponsors who allow us to bring you this comprehensive action each and every weekend on the road to MetLife Stadium. To get you started, let the JSZ set the scene for our Friday Week One coverage, then scroll below to watch all of our highlights: Wayne Hills 14 Wayne Valley 9 After a tough trip to Utah and a 31-28 loss, Wayne Hills returned to the Garden State and was greeted with a crosstown rivalry game against Wayne Valley. Tough defense in the first half gave the Wayne Valley Indians a 3-0 lead, but an explosive Patriots offense put them back on top for a 14-9 win. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Wayne for the rivalry game: Toms River North 15 Manalapan 14 A Shore Conference stunner as DaShawn Wilder returned a returned a kickoff 90 yards after Manalapan took the lead in the final minute and added a two-point conversion to seal a 15-14 upset. TRN, who was 1-9 last year, ended a 16 game Shore Conference win streak by the Braves. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Manalapan: CJA Construction is our new Toms River North sponsor and they were the reason we were able to get the highlights from this huge win for the Mariners! Thanks again to CJA Construction and we’ll have highlights from all TRN sports all year long Hillsborough 35 Bridgewater 24 | Sean Levonaitis 4 TDs During this week 1 matchup, the Panthers and the Raiders met at Bridgewater-Raritan for their annual showdown. Bridgewater has had the edge over the Hillsborough during more recent years, but that changed today! Sophomore running back, Sean Levonaitis, dominated the running game with four touchdowns to help lead his team to a 35-24 victory. The Raiders claim Levonaitis is the best-kept secret in New Jersey. Check out highlights of this thriller now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you this great sponsor for allowing us to bring you exciting Raider highlights all season long! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho & Total Rehab and Sports Medicine. JSZ would like to give a big thanks to these generous sponsors! Allentown 43 Notre Dame 21 Following an early exit in the first round of the playoffs last year, 2016 Central Group 4 Champs Allentown started the season off with a 43-21 win over Notre Dame. The Red Birds were led by their sophomore phenom quarterback Dan Merkel who set the pace of the game with a four touchdown performance. Watch the highlights: Sponsor Alert!! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Long Branch 41 Toms River East 6 Junior running back Jermaine Corbett had 21 carries for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns in one half of action as the Green Wave are off to a 2-0 start. Corbett already has 387 rushing yards on the young season. JSZ has the highlights of an impressive performance on the ground: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Rosario Realty for allowing us to be able to capture all the great moments from the Long Branch Green Wave throughout the year in all sports! Red Bank Regional 21 Toms River South 6 Nigel Mitchell took the opening kickoff 81 yards and Makai Mickens scored on the first play from scrimmage on a 63-yard run as the Bucs took a quick 14-0 lead and opened the season with a big road win in Toms River. Sam Akinlolu scored TRS’s lone TD in the final minute of the first half, but RBR answered with a Kashaun Turner 79 yard score with just :31 seconds left in the second. Watch the highlights of all three long TD’s from the Bucs: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring our Red Bank Regional coverage. More great highlights from the Bucs throughout the year thanks to the support of Ryser’s! Red Bank Catholic 40 Ocean Township 7 MJ Wright had a 46-yard pick six to highlight a 40 point first half outburst by the Caseys in their home opener. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank Catholic’s second win of 2018: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by our friends at Playa Bowls in Red Bank Middletown South 37 Freehold Township 0 Trevor Brey had three first-half TD runs and added a 14 yard TD pass to Matt Tardy in the second half as the Eagles even their record at 1-1 with an impressive shutout at home over the Patriots. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the Eagles first win of 2018: A special thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage. The Eagles are going to have many great moments captured by JSZ cameras thanks to the support of Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury. St. Augustine 30 Lenape 6 Although games across South Jersey were hampered with lightning and rain delays, St. Augustine brought their own thunder to the party in a dominant 30-6 win over Lenape. The Hermits had two long special teams touchdowns that powered the rout. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: MORE HIGHLIGHTS WILL BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT!
Vote now for JSZ Week Zero Football Plays of the Week!
A hurdle TD, two clutch field goals and a mind-boggling botched punt that turns into a 65 yard TD are just a few of the nominees for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and we have a special presentation for the winner. Watch every nominee below in what has to be one of the best batch of highlights we’ve ever had here at Jersey Sports Zone! Take Our Poll Missed our Week 0 coverage? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 0 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 0 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Thursday Week 0 Highlights
Watch Thursday 8.30 JSZ Football Highlights
High School football is here! Jersey Sports Zone kicks off our 2018 coverage with great action from all around the state from Thursday’s openers. Here’s a preview of our coverage and just scroll down below to watch all of our games Hillsborough 27 Colonia 25 The Hillsborough Raiders staved off a fourth-quarter comeback from Colonia thanks to a game-winning 38-yard field goal from Franklin Wasserman, a former soccer player playing in his first varsity football game, as time expired in regulation. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Colonia to capture this special moment: West Orange 26 Montclair 19 | Dorian Rawls 3 INTs, 2 TDs | Week 0 Highlights After a disappointing season in 2017, the West Orange Mountaineers felt they had something to prove this season and today was a good start. Though the Montclair shutout West Orange 16-0 in the first half, the Mountaineers came storming back in the second. Dorian Rawls had three interceptions and two touchdowns, while Shakhi Carson rushed for over 100 yards. Talk about a comeback. Check out full highlights of this exciting game now: North Brunswick 9 St. Joe-Metuchen 7 Aaron Ahr’s 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter proved to be the game winner as the Raiders used outstanding defense to end a 19 game regular season win streak by the Falcons. Following a scoreless half, North Brunswick got on the board with an 11 yard TD catch by Chris Arnold. Saint Joe-Metuchen took the lead early in the fourth on a 2 yard TD run by Brian Reilly. After Ahr’s field goal, the Raiders defense buckled down to secure a signature win. Watch JSZ’s highlights and post-game reaction: Governor Livingston 21 AL Johnson 14 Jake Faulkner’s 91 yard TD catch from Dylan Dwyer with three minutes remaining was the difference in the Highlanders come from behind win in their home opener. Sebastian Iakouchevitch had a 29 carry, 186 yard, 2 TD performance in a losing effort. Trailing 7-0 at the half, Noah Truncale came up with two key turnovers in the third quarter as Governor Livingston took a 13-7 lead in the 4th quarter on a Jayson Schmidt 9-yard run. Iakouchevitch put the Crusaders in front 14-13 after an 18 yard gallop, but Governor Livingston’s huge play from Dwyer and Faulkner sealed a win for the home team. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a great opener in Berkeley Heights: Holy Cross 29 Gloucester Catholic 19 In their first sporting event since reopening independently, Holy Cross Prep Academy took down Gloucester Catholic, 29-19. A game that started in favor of GC switched momentum thanks to some big plays from quarterback Andrew Paolini and fullback Jack Fusco. With a 10 point lead late in the fourth the Lancers made a huge stop to eventually put the game away. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. We’re so excited to have NJM Insurance sponsor six South Jersey schools this season as well as our South Jersey Game Balls. Thanks to NJM, we’ll have more great highlights and features from South Jersey in all sports! Mater Dei Prep 41 Pinelands 8 Mater Dei Prep is on a mission in 2018. Even without their starting quarterback Rob McCoy, the Seraphs still managed to put up 41 points against new divisional opponent Pinelands Regional. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from the 41-8 win in Middletown: Cinnaminson 34 Cherry Hill West 13 After falling to Haddonfield in the South Group 2 playoffs Cinnaminson kicked off 2018 with an exciting 34-13 victory over Cherry Hill West. The Pirates were led by Rashad Raymond who finished the day with 238 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Watch the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cinnaminson is made possible by NJM Insurance. We’re so excited to have NJM Insurance sponsor six South Jersey schools this season as well as our South Jersey Game Balls. Thanks to NJM, we’ll have more great highlights and features from South Jersey in all sports! Voorhees 26 Plainfield 12 George Eberle ran for three TD’s and passed for another as Voorhees overcame an early 6-0 deficit to post an impressive home opening win. Watch the highlights and JSZ’s Madison Bess talking to the Vikings signal caller about his solid opening night effort:
Hillsborough’s O-Line Returns to Lead The Way
Hillsborough Raiders 2018 Football Preview: The Raiders went 6-4 last season and averaged 28.2 ppg thanks to an impressive staff of skill players. However, this year’s star returners can only be found in the trenches. All five of the Raiders’ starting offensive lineman return in 2018, and they are ready for war. Check out season preview now: Raiders’ 2018 Schedule: Thursday, August 30 – 5:00 @ Colonia Friday, September 7 – 7:00 @ Bridgewater-Raritan Friday, September 14 – 7:00 @ Franklin Friday, September 21 – 7:00 HUNTERDON CENTRAL Friday, September 28 – 7:00 @ Ridge Friday, October 5 – 7:00 PHILLIPSBURG Week 6 – Bye Week Friday, October 19 – TBA @ Linden Friday, October 26 – 7:00 WATCHUNG HILLS Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for allowing JSZ to cover and produce highlights of the Raiders all year long!
JSZ Year in Review: Top games from HS football in 2017
Jersey Sports Zone brought its cameras to every part of the state to capture the tremendous talent on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. Here’s a look back at the ten most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone during the 2017 high school football season #10: Westfield 20 Bridgewater-Raritan 7 – North 2 Group 5 Finals at MetLife Stadium The Blue Devils got a 47 yard TD run from Tim Alliegro to start the scoring and their defense produced two key turnovers including a 32 yard scoop and score by Adam McDaniel set up by a caused fumble from Jordan Barham to get a 37th straight win and a third straight victory over Bridgewater-Raritan in a sectional final. Jake Vall-Llobera had the other Blue Devils touchdown, while Anthony Goffe’s 13 yard TD run with :40 seconds left in the half made it a 14-7 game. But the Westfield defense did not yield any points after that. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium: #9: Paulsboro 34 Penns Grove 24 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals at Rowan Dehron Holloway had three TD’s and three INT’s in a sensational performance in the final high school game of his career. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has highlights from Rowan: #8: Hillside 20 Point Pleasant Boro 13 – Central Jersey Group 2 Finals at Rutgers Nahree Biggins had two first-half touchdowns and an interception to help the #7 seed to a third straight upset win and a Central Jersey Group 2 championship. The Comets defense produced three turnovers and was able to stifle Point Boro’s tricky option attack. The Panthers scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. James Fara’s 7-yard TD with 42 seconds left made it a 20-13 game, but Point Boro could not come up with the onside kick. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers: #7: South Brunswick 18 Manalapan 14 – Central Jersey Group 5 Finals at Rutgers Felix Quinones led a 92 yard drive capped off by a 17 yard TD pass to Jaylan Lawson with 53 seconds left and the Braves had a game winning TD catch by Naim Mayfield waved off due to pass interference in a wild finish to the Central Jersey Group 5 championship. Manalapan raced out to a 14-0 lead on a Mayfield 34 yard TD run and 60 yard punt return. The Vikings got a pair of Quinones TD passes in the second quarter to close the gap to 14-12. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling finish: #6 Shabazz 35 Weequahic 0 -North 2 Group 1 Finals at Kean University QB Anthony Travis accounted for all five touchdowns as Shabazz wins the North 2 Group 1 state championship at Kean University. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has a full breakdown of an impressive title win for the Bulldogs from Kean University: #5 Bergen Catholic 29 Don Bosco Prep 26 – Week 8 The one and only regular season game on JSZ’s Top 10 list from the 2017 football season. One of the country’s greatest rivalries was shown to America on ESPN. Alex Lorenzo brings you the thrilling highlights from a signature win during Bergen Catholic’s state championship season: #4: Long Branch 43 Freehold Boro 42 (OT) -= Central Jersey Group 4 Finals Pasa Fields grabbed a 6 yard score from Juwan Wilkins in OT and Eli Sherin caught a two point conversion to give the Green Wave a 43-42 overtime win over Freehold Boro in the Central Jersey Group 4 finals. The Green Wave overcame a 271 yard, 6 TD rushing performance from Ashante Worthy to avenge a loss in the regular season. Trailing 35-21 after three quarters, Juwan Wilkins had a 12 yard TD pass to Kahmar Mimes and a 1 yard TD run in the 4th quarter to force overtime. Watch all the highlights of an incredible battle at Rutgers: #3: Montclair 35 Union City 14 – North 1 Group 5 Finals at MetLife Danny Webb ran back the opening kickoff 92 yards to spark a Mounties scoring outburst and Tarrin Earle completed his fantastic high school career with 2 TD passes and an 11-yard TD run to give Montclair its first sectional championship since 2014. Earle finished the game 16 of 24 for 303 yards. Colin Callahan had 6 catches for 120 yards and a score in the first half. Montclair finished the year with a perfect 12-0 record with one of New Jersey’s most explosive offenses and a stout defense led by junior Division I prospect Willie Matthews. JSZ has the highlights of Montclair’s 12th win of the year from MetLife Stadium: #2: DePaul 7 Saint Joe-Montvale 3 – Non-Public Group 3 State Championship at Kean One of the top defensive efforts of the entire season comes from the DePaul Catholic defense as they stand their ground in a thrilling 7-3 win over Saint Joe’s-Montvale. Alex Lorenzo was there for one of the biggest games of the season: #1: Bergen Catholic 44 Saint Peter’s Prep 7 – Non-Public Group 4 State Championship at MetLife Johnny Langan threw for 117 yards, ran for 91 and accounted for four touchdowns in a dominating performance. The Crusaders beat the Marauders 41-14 in the regular season and were able to stake a 31-0 halftime lead in the championship game. Javontae Jean-Baptiste set the tone on defense with three sacks. Langan led the offense with an 11 play, 70-yard drive to start capped off by the QB scoring from five yards out. A hook and lateral to Rahmir Johnson made it 14-0, followed by a field goal and Langan’s second TD run. Langan found tight end Tyler Devera in the back of the end zone with just 3 seconds left in the half to make it 31-0. Anthony Corbin had a 54-yard fake punt and Josh McKenzie added a fourth-quarter touchdown run to close out the scoring. The Crusaders finish the season with a 10-2 record, finishing unbeaten in New Jersey. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium: Ashante Worthy wins JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy Jersey Sports Zone closed out the football season with our first JSZ Football Banquet in Woodbridge. Freehold Boro quarterback Ashante Worthy won our Player of the Year honor, the Zoneman Trophy. Click HERE to see our full banquet coverage, including video highlights of our All-Zone team, Plays of the Year, and profiles of our Zoneman Trophy Finalists!
The 6th Annual Basilone Bowl a Complete Success!
Don’t know what the Basilone Bowl is? Check out the video below for details concerning how this all-star game started, and what it represents! Leathernecks 21 Devil Dogs 3 – Tyler Boatwright of Hillsborough named MVP Teams: LEATHERNECKS 1-Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook, OL/DL 2-Reese Clark, Montgomery, FS 3-Nigel Wilson, Bound Brook, TE 2-Steven Garcia, Manville, RB/OLB 4-Noah Quick, Hillsborough, SS 5-Charles Amankwaa, Hillsborough, DB/RB 6-Matt Moore, Hillsborough, QB 6-Marcus Burnside, Somerville, WR/DB 7-Jared Pershyn, Delaware Valley, OLB 9-Isaiah Black, Hillsborough, LB/S 9-Nick Firth, Manville, P/RB 10-Shane Demeter, Manville, FS 11-Justin Brown, Hillsborough, WR/S 11-Joey Beljan, Delaware Valley, OLB/TE 13-Joseph LePoidevin, Bound Brook, WR 16-Ryan Gogerty, Ridge, DB/WR 17-Kyle Kuminski, Montgomery. SS/WR 20-Dylan Whitenight, Manville, TE/LB 22-Tyler Boatwright, Hillsborough, RB 29-R.J. Milligan, Ridge, RB 43-Will Keller, Montgomery, CB 44-Christian Boyle, Montgomery, TE 45-JR Metallo, Hillsborough, LB/P/K 45-Matt Roglaki, Manville, TE/DE 50-Louis Hector, Bound Brook, OL/NG 52-Kevin Park, Ridge, OL 52-Hamza Akel, Somerville, DL 55-Alex Gonzales, Manville, OL/DT 55-Kyle Frauenheim, Bound Brook, DE/OL 59-Ryan Hrabinski, Somerville, LB 60-Tore Lomardino, Manville, OL 61-Matt Giordano, Ridge, OL 64-Mike DeSarno, Somerville, OL/LS 66-Hunter Norz, Manville, OL 67-Dempsey Shovlin, Montgomery, C 70-Michael Tyle, Manville, DL/OL 71-Ryan Cocuzzo, Montgomery, OL 75-Owen Booker, Somerville, OL 77-Chandler Turner, Montgomery, K 77-Jake Bentz, Manville, OL 78-Chris Breault, Ridge, OL 78-Ryan Wheaton, Hillsborough, DT/OL DEVIL DOGS 2-Clay Fields, Franklin, R/DB 2-Zahveae Thorne, Watchung Hills, RB/WR/CB 3-Brandon Wynn, North Plainfield, LB 4-Shahkyle Matthews, Immaculata, WR/DB 4-Jeff Poggi, Watchung Hills, TE/LB 4-Channing Russell, Pingry, WR 6-Brandon Myers, Franklin, DL 6-Ryan Loften, Immaculata, RB/K 7-Tykey Reinberry, Franklin, WR/DB 9-Chike Nwankwo, Bridgewater-Raritan, LB 10-Lofton Hoover, Bernards, QB.WR 12-Brian Puccio, Watchung Hills, K/P 14-Avery Rosenzweig, Bernards, WR 16-Mike Miller, Watchung Hills, DL 17-CJ Hall, Bridgewater-Raritan, DB/OLB 21-Obi Nnaeto, Pingry, RB 22-Frank McGuire, Immaculata, TE/LB/DE 24-Drew Booher, Bernards, DB 26-Rey Fowler, North Plainfield, DB 31-Clyde Leef, Pingry, LS 33-Lawrence Nice, Bridgewater-Raritan, DE 43-Declan McParland, Bernards, DL 44-Jammille Holmes, Franklin, LB 50-Clatyon Bush, Watchung Hills, OL/DL 51-A.J. Weaver, Pingry, C/DL 51-Nick Celli, Bridgewater-Raritan, DE/OL 52-Dan McNulty, Immaculata, OL/DL 52-Cross Zampetti, Watchung Hills, FB/DL 54-Dan Allergo, Franklin, OL 55-Tommie Dugan, Pingry, OL/DL 58-Matt Lynch, Immaculata, OL/LB 58-Jude Okolo, North Plainfield, DL 69-Trevor Sullivan, North Plainfield, OL/DL 70-Devin Moffitt, Wacthung Hills, OL/DL 75-Bamnjo Bannavti, North Plainfield, OL/DL 75-Pat Lane, Bernards, DL 78-Eric Laputka, Bridgewater-Raritan, DT 87-Stephen Dwyer, Immaculata, WR/TE Jonathn Taub, Watchung Hills, LB
Vote now for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Ball
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball: Take Our Poll Softball: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch 5.17 County Tournament Baseball Highlights!
Montgomery 5 Watchung Hills 3 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Montgomery takes out the #1, Ridge, and #5, Watchung Hills, in the Somerset County Baseball Tournament. The Cougars are heading to the Championship where they will play the Immaculata Spartans, but before that check out Ryan McKenna’s big day against Watchung Hills: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you awesome Mercer County highlights all season long! Immaculata 2 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Nolan Leger and Noah Jordan combined on a 5-hitter and the Spartans two-run third inning held up in a 2-1 win over Hillsborough at Diamond Nation. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the 3rd, the Spartans got an RBI triple from Peter Gallo and an RBI infield single from Justin Pinckert to take the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Leger and Jordan took care of the rest. Jordan threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief highlighted by four strikeouts to get the save. Immaculata will face Montgomery in the Somerset County Tournament finals. Watch the highlights of Immaculata’s 16th consecutive win!
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball: Take Our Poll Softball: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch Highlights from the Somerset County Softball Final now!
Montgomery 3 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Softball Final Hillsborough made it to this year’s Somerset County Championship for the first time in three years as the number one seed, while Montogmery [the three seed] lost the title last season to Bridgewater-Raritan. Both teams were hungry for this win, but in the end it all came down to mistakes in the field and pitching. Montogmery’s Peyton Schnackenberg did cost her team a run in the third inning after a wild pitch, but she made up for it with 11 strikeouts. Schnackenberg was also one strike shy of a no-hitter, and her performance took a major role in the Cougars 3-1 win over the Raiders. Check out highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough and Montogmery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you great Cougar and Raider highlights all season long!
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch JSZ Baseball Highlights from 5.2
Red Bank Catholic 9 Middletown South 5 Sophomore Jack Scrivanic went 3-3 with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s to lead the Caseys to a Shore Conference road win over the Eagles. Scrivanic broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the 2nd with a three-run blast to left and added an RBI single in the 4th and a solo blast in the 5th. Dan Ianelli also went deep for the Caseys who are now 11-5 on the season. JSZ has highlights of RBC’s road win in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Playa Bowls of Red Bank is the reason we can bring you great action from the Caseys all year long Hillsborough 10 North Hunterdon 8 – Jason Wolff & Lucas Norfleet 2 H, 1 RBI, 2 R Hillsborough was the underdog in this matchup, but shocked North with a 5-0 lead in the first inning. The Raiders’ bats were on fire and they would pull off the win with 11 hits as a team. Jason Wolff and Lucas Norfleet both had had two hits and one RBI. Check out highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ brings you the best Raider highlights all year long.
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4.21 – 4.27
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch 4.25 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Holmdel – 7 Red Bank Catholic – 6 It was a reunion night for Holmdel’s Jack Kapcsos at Count Basie Field, and the senior attackman made an excellent impression. Kapcsos transferred to Holmdel this season after playing his sophomore and junior seasons for the Casey’s of RBC. Although his friends and former teammates were happy to see him, Jack Kapcsos was all business, scoring 4 goals and leading the Hornets to a 7-6 win. Pat Brady scored a hat trick for RBC in the loss. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs RBC on JSZ! Thanks to BCB-Bayshore, your community bank, for allowing us to capture great moments from Holmdel High all year long Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we can bring you great coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long. Middletown South 9 Freehold Township 8 – Shore Conference Boys Lacrosse The Eagles picked up what many consider one of the biggest wins in the program’s young history as they knocked off Shore power Freehold Township. Connor Ard had five goals and an assist to lead the Eagles attack. Dan Rossi had a pair of goals – his second of the game proved to be the game-winner. Watch the highlights of a big moment for Middletown South lacrosse: A special thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors for allowing us to capture great moments from the Middletown South Eagles all season long! Rumson-Fair Haven 16 Saint John Vianney 6 | Shore Conference Boys Lacrosse Kiel Forlenza had four goals and eight different RFH players found the net in a ten-goal win over SJV to get the Bulldogs to the .500 mark at 6-6 on the season. JSZ has highlights of a Shore Conference matchup under the lights in Rumson: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage. Paver Restoration and BCB-Bayshore are the reason we can capture great moments from the Saint John Vianney Lancers Hillsborough 18 Somerville 10 – Girls HS Lacrosse | Olivia Johnsen 9 Goals Somerville’s Camryn Rogers scored a hat trick in the first half of this one, and ultimately scored seven in today’s matchup against Hillsborough, but the Raiders showed their scoring strength once again with an outstanding offensive push against Somerville. Star attack, Olivia Johnsen, scored half of the team’s goals and lead the Raiders to their eighth win. Check out highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best Raider highlights all season long! West Windsor- Plainsboro South 15 Steinert 3 West Windsor- Plainsboro South picked up their second win in a row following a 15-3 victory over Steinert. The Pirates got ahead early and stayed there thanks to David Mattia’s six goal performance. South advances to 5-5 and has just three games remaining on the schedule before county tournament time. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Steinert and West Windsor- Plainsboro South coverage!
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch Lacrosse Highlights from 4.19
Red Bank Catholic 8 Red Bank Regional 7 – Girls Kristen Pezzullo’s goal with 2:22 remaining proved to be the game-winner as the Caseys complete a season sweep of their rival. Red Bank Regional had a 4-3 lead at the half and took a 6-5 lead in the second half before RBC strung together three straight goals capped off by Pezzullo’s second tally of the game. Mackenzie Boyle led the RBC attack with three goals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding Shore Conference matchup: A special thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for supporting our RBC coverage on JSZ and Red Bank Regional highlights are made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply Bridgewater-Raritan 16 Hillsborough 4 – Boys – Dan MacKinney 5 goals Hillsborough was the first on the board, but Bridgewater was determined to get their third win of the year after a disappointing start to the season. Dan MacKinney was a dominant offensive force, scoring a hat trick early, and ending the game with a total of five goals. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Urgent Care and Princeton Ortho. Thanks to these sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all year long! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associaties. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best Raider highlights all season long!
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4/7 – 4/13
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Poll Take Our Poll Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch 4.11 Softball Highlights now!
Hillsborough 12 Delaware Valley 11 Hillsborough jumps out early with the lead, but Del Val’s bats kept them alive. Lydia Brown went 4 for 5 at the plate for the Terriers, but fell one run short of the win. Hillsborough takes it 12-11 with Grace Cortino having a big game with multiple hits. Check out highlights coming soon. Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this generous sponsor, JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics all season long!
Vote for Courtney’s Game Ball Winners from Opening Week!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball and softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball award. These nominations are composed of the athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Baseball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch Lacrosse Highlights from April 5th on JSZ
CBA – 8 Don Bosco Prep – 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 Qtr 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. Watch Full highlights and post game from the thriller in Lakewood! No. 13 Hillsborough 17 North Hunterdon 11 – Girls Hillsborough, a team with some big exceptions, was in search of their first varsity win and found it today against the North Hunterdon Lions. Senior Capitan, Olivia Johnsen, lead her team with a hat trick, along with teammate Sarah Coults. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics all season long. Voorhees 16 Immaculata 6 – Girls Voorhees came out strong with speed in the first half when Kate McLean scored a hat trick. Teammates Emma Evanko and Casey Roskowski also contributed multiple goals leading to Voorhees’ fourth win of the year. Check out highlights now: No. 20 Notre Dame 9 Princeton 8 – Girls Notre Dame coming off two impressive blowout victories to begin the year had a bit more trouble when they ran into Colonial Valley Conference rival Princeton on Thursday morning. The Irish were locked into a head to head battle that saw multiple lead changes. Princeton took a late 2 goal lead and thanks to the heroics of Danielle Losier who ended the day with 5 goals, she tied it up and then helped Notre Dame take the lead in the final minutes to come away with the victory. Watch the highlights and Losier’s postgame interview now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame and Princeton coverage!
Watch Monroe take down Hillsborough in round two of the Public A State Tournament
Monroe 6 Hillsborough 3 For Hillsborough, this season was a major success seeing as this was the first time in five years that the Raider program made the state playoffs. Not to mention, they advanced through the first round. Nonetheless, today’s loss to the Monroe Falcons was heartbreaking especially after leading early in the game. The Falcon’s Anthony Zito had a big game scoring two for Monroe and helping his team advance to round three of the state tournament. Check out full highlights of this matchup now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to our generous sponsor, JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics all season long!
Vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Now!
Every week JSZ brings you the best basketball highlights, and now it’s time to vote for this week’s top athletes. Take a look below and vote for your favorite players. Our winners will received JSZ Game Balls and have a Game Ball Ceremony featured right here on jerseysportszone.com! Girls Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Boys Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Ceremonies: Dani Pescatore – Hillsborough Jake Bentz – Manville
Watch Basketball Highlights from February 6th
Don Bosco Prep – 61 Bergen Catholic – 59 A buzzer beating three-pointer by Bergen Catholic’s Matt Zona decided the first matchup between these two rivals earlier this season, and the 2nd meeting would go down to the wire once again. This time, Don Bosco Prep was able to avenge that loss and come away with a 61-59 win at home. Ron Harper Jr. battled the flu and scored 14 of his 16 points in a sensational 2nd half performance for the Ironmen. Marcellus Earlington added 15 in the win. Watch Highlights of Bosco – Bergen below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Equinox is the reason we can bring you great Crusaders highlights and features all year long No. 1 Roselle Catholic 70 No. 11 Linden 55 After an exciting 69-67 game against No. 5 Patrick School, No. 1 ranked Roselle Catholic and LSU commit Naz Reid were back in action Tuesday night to take on No. 11 Linden. The Lions were able to outscore Linden 20-7 in the opening quarter. In the second Roselle Catholic was unstoppable, playing good defense and rocking the rim to take a 42-26 lead at half time. RC would go on to winch match up 70-55 thanks to Khalil Whitney and Colby Rogers who both scored 13 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Gill St. Bernards 97 Immaculata 62 Needless to say, the Immaculata Spartans were the underdogs in this matchup, seeing as the Gill St. Bernard’s Knight came into tonight 15-3. However, in the first period, the Spartans gave the Knights some trouble thanks to the offensive stylings of senior forward, Stephen Dwyer. In fact, the first quarter the score was only 22-15 Knights. Fortunately for Gill St. Bernard’s Alex Schachne was electric from the three point line contributing 27 points (6 3FGs), and Paul Mulcahy tacked on 22 more for the Knights 97-62 win over the Spartans. Full highlights now available: Bridgewater-Raritan 59 Hillsborough 45 Crosstown rivals, the Hillsborough Raiders and the Bridgewater-Rartian Panthers met tonight for an aggressive game between two long-term rivals. In the first, the Raiders tied the game up thanks to an offensive push by star guard Elissa Nsenkyire, but in the second half Jordyn Hawthorne, and last week’s game ball winner, Teresa Wolak, went off and each score 14 points for the Panthers. Bridgewater took this one 59-45, full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ can bring you the best Raider and Panther highlights all year long! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to Urgent Care, Jersey Sports Zone will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long! Camden 61 Camden Catholic 55 Corey Greer hit the 1000 point mark in his career to lead Camden to a road win against rival Camden Catholic. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Glassboro 83 Gloucester 36 Kyree Myers scored 17 points to lead four players in double digits as Glassboro improved to 15-3 on the season. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
Hillsborough’s Dani Pescatore Wins the Girls Mid-State Game Ball
Dani Pescatore – Hillsborough Raiders – Girl’s Mid-State Game Ball Winner Dani Pescatore was nominated for JSZ’s Mid-State Girls Game Ball after scoring 22 points and four three-pointers last week against the Watching Hill’s Warriors. Pescatore and her team show their excitement, check out their Game Ball Ceremony now: Take Our Poll Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of the Raiders all season long!
Watch Ice Hockey Highlights from February 5th on JSZ
St. John Vianney 3 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 1 The Egan Cup is one of the state’s premiere Ice Hockey tournaments. Notre Dame, St. John Vianney, St. Joseph of Montvale, St. Joseph of Metuchen, Montclair Kimberley, and Paramus Catholic all played throughout the 2017-2018 season for seeding in the tournament. The two teams that faced off in the final were number one seed St. Joe’s (Mont.) and second seed St. John Vianney who is also ranked seventh in the NJ Top 20. SJV got out to an early 2 goal lead at the end of the first period. In the second St. Joe’s would counter to get within one of the Lancers but John Gelatt scored with 4:07 remaining before the third. St. John Vianney would hold on to win 3-1 thanks to great defense and a 15 goal saving performance from Jeremy Conner. Watch now: Thank you to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our SJV coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Hillsborough 9 Manalapan 4 Hillsborough chasing down a spot in the state playoffs needed today’s win to seal the deal. Fortunately for the Raiders, they were off to an electric 3-0 start late in the 2nd period, and although the Manalapan Braves fought back, they could not stop the Hillsborough offense. Sophomore forward, Jude Kurtas, punched in with four goals tonight. Check out full highlights: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Hillsborough Raiders is brought to you by Prince Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics all year! Check back for hockey highlights posted throughout the night on JSZ, including St. John Vianney’s Egan Cup Victory.. Randolph – 1 Morristown Beard – 0 With the Mennen Divisional Title on the line, The Randolph Rams battled for a hard fought 1-0 win over Morristown Beard. Adam Redgate scored the lone goal in the 1st period, and goalie Scott Kimiecik completed the shutout, as the Rams captured their first divisional title since the 2011-12 season. Watch Highlights of Randolph vs Mo-Beard below! Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 Watchung Hills 0 The Watchung Hills Warriors were simply overwhelmed by the Raiders tonight. Jonny Scheer had one assist and a goal for the Raiders playing at the top of his game as Scotch Plains-Fanwood heads into the state playoffs with 14 wins. Check out full highlights now: 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.
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Girl Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Boy Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Ceremonies: Teresa Wolak – Bridgewater-Raritan Jake Bentz – Manville REMINDER: You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Vote now for Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball now!
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! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Thanks for joining JSZ this week for another exciting week of boys and girls basketball. This week we had some amazing games in the mid-state conferences, and now it’s time to vote for Game Balls! Check out this week’s nominations and let us know which young athletes deserve the Mid-State Game Balls: Mid-State Game Ball – Girls Nominations Take Our Poll Mid-State Game Ball – Boy Nominations Take Our Poll Please remember, if you believe there a athlete deserves to be nominated for this week’s Game Ball award, but is not represented on one of these two lists, please email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com and include the name, stats and school of the player you’d like to nominate. Thanks for watching JSZ and happy voting! Previous Game Ball Ceremonies:
Watch 1.20 Wrestling Highlights
North Hunterdon 61 Hillsborough 15 North Hunterdon dominated this opening match. Nate Fossett started the Lions off strong with 17-2 technical fall victory over Hillsborough’s Varun Deb. From their North Hunterdon would have 8 pins, winning 10 of the next 13 matches. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedics. Thanks to Princeton Other JSZ can bring you the best of the Raiders all season long! Watchung Hills 46 Woodstown 17 Watchung Hills undefeated thus far in the season came out strong agains the Wolverines with twi pins to begin the match in the 170 and 182 weight classes. However, in the 106 weight class Woodstown saw a spark of hope when Dylan Kalakowski was defeated by Ryan Struss with a 9-7 decision. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, that small victory was not enough to keep them in the match, and the Warriors take the win 46-17. Check out full highlights: North Hunterdon 47 Woodstown 18 North Hunterdon split the first four matches with Woodstown, but turned it around in the 120 with a strong performance by Drew Doscher who pinned Justin Layton in just one minute and 25 seconds. The Lions went on to win this match 47-18. Full highlights now available:
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Every week JSZ brings you the best highlights from around the state, and now we are asking you to vote for this week’s top players. Below are the nominations for the Mid-State’s best basketball players, both male and female. Check out the poll and vote for your favorite. Winners will be announce Tuesday afternoon when polls close at 3PM. All winners will receive a game ball delivered to them by one of Jersey Sports Zone’s dedicated MMJs. Boys Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Girls Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners: Eric Schroeder – Voorhees: Jenna Whelan – Bernards:
Watch 1.13 Hoop Highlights
Dan Finn Classic – Jersey City Armory Hudson Catholic 67 Patrick School 59 Louis King had 26 points and seven boards as the Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter after trailing 46-43 at the end of three quarters. King had 16 in the first half and his thunderous dunk early in the 4th started the Hawks quest to beat a Celtics team that handed them two losses last year. Valdir Manuel was outstanding for the Patrick School with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Luther Muhammad added 15 and Jahvon Quinerly had 10 points and 8 assists for Hudson Catholic who are now 6-3. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the Dan Finn Classic at the Jersey City Armory: Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out North Hunterdon 72 Westfield 51 This matchup was the second of seven games being played at the Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out at Montgomery high school. North Hunterdon came into this game with a 4-4 record, but right out of the gate the Lions were moving the ball well and had Westfield 40-28 by halftime. Leading scorer for the lions was Mike DeSantro with 22 points, and teammates Aham Cooks and Wes Reinagel both put up a strong defensive performance. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick, JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devils Highlights all season long! Hillsborough 46 Lawrence 40 Hillsborough and Lawrence are both off to a rocky starts this season and desperately needed today’s win. However, it was Hillsborough who came out hot in the first quarter. With a 31-11 lead at halftime, the Raiders took the win and improved to 4-5 as they head into their in-conference game next week against Hunterdon Central. Today’s leading scorer with Pat Vinchur with 10 points, check out his highlights and more: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics, all season long! Bridgewater-Raritan 75 Woodbridge 67 The 6th game in Montgomery’s Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out featured the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers and the Woodbridge Barrons. Both teams came into the game with 5-3 records, and that may be why it was a back and forth battle all the way through the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. In the end though, it was Bridgewater who came out on top and improved to 6-3. There were two leading scorers for the Panthers, Sterling and Doug Collins, who each had 16 points. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two generous sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone will bring your highlights of the Panthers all season long! Montgomery 49 Somerville 30 Montgomery, the host team of the annual Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out, dominated this game from the start. Rohan Prakash was the Cougars’ leading scorer with 13 points, 4/5 from the foul line, and Riley Greene contributed 11 points, making 2 3FGS, leading Montgomery to their eighth win this season. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Montgomery Cougars is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Cougars highlights all year long! Trinity Hall 67 Point Pleasant Beach 54 The Monarchs got a triple-double from Bridget Andree (29 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals) to get to 8-0 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from a sensational performance by the Trinity Hall senior: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition Trenton Catholic 75 Trenton 57 The biggest game in Trenton saw some high flying action as Gil St. Bernard transfer, Khalif Battle showed why he was one of the best players in South Jersey. The Iron Mike’s got off to a slow start, but picked it up nearing the of the first quarter to put on a dominating 75-57 performance for victory over Trenton. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic and Trenton coverage on JSZ! Allentown 65 Robbinsville 35 The 5-1 Allentown Red Birds put on a stellar performance against Robbinsville on Saturday. Ryan Weiss dropped 20 in the 65-35 win over the Ravens. Allentown proving they might be the team next to Notre Dame to beat in the CVC. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ!
Vote now for the Mid-State Basketball Game Balls
Each week JSZ will bring you nominations for two Mid-State game balls, one will be awarded to a female basketball player and another will be award to a male basketball player. Game balls are our way of recognizing players for their outstanding performances during the week, and will be delivered to players during practice the week following. Along with the game balls, comes a game ball ceremony that will be featured right here on jerseysportszone.com and all of our social media. Check out this week’s nominations and vote for your favorite athlete. The polls will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Mid-State Girls Basketball Nominations: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boys Basketball Nominations: Take Our Poll Please advise: If you believe there is an athlete who deserves to be represented this week, but is not featured on these lists please email JSZ’s Mid-State representative, Courtney DuPont, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please include the name of the athlete, the school they attend and their stats for the week.
Watch 12.29 Holiday Hoop Highlights
Bulldawg Classic Saint Peter’s Prep 48 Rumson-Fair Haven 43 Jack Pettit had 21 points including four three-pointers to lead the Marauders to a hard fought win at Rutgers. Jack Solano had 20 for RFH, who used a 15-3 third quarter to take a 30-26 lead after three quarters. Saint Peter’s Prep got clutch three pointers from Brendan Thiele and Pettit in the fourth quarter and put the game away with nine free throws with the game on the line. Watch the highlights of an exciting ballgame in Rumson: Barnegat 68 Fort Hamilton (NY) 44 Mike Revello scored 7 points of the Bengals 12-0 run to open the game and reached the 1000 point plateau at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. Barnegat had a dominant effort with a 24-5 first quarter and building a huge 38-12 lead at the half. Mike Revello had 16 points and 8 assists with Carson Francisco adding 13 and Brendan Revello contributing with 10. JSZ has the 1000 point milestone and an interview with Mike Revello following the win: We’re excited to have BSR Physical Therapy joining the JSZ Team and supporting our coverage of Barnegat Basketball all winter! Brunswick Classic East Brunswick 42 North Brunswick 22 Today was the final day of the annual Brunswick Classic at South Brunswick High School and the first matchup featured East Brunswick taking on North Brunswick. The Eagles knew they were up for a challenge, seeing as the Bears have not lost yet this season; unfortunately, for North that did not change today. East defeats North 42-22 behind the leadership of Nicole Johnson who scored 16 points and Alyssa Bondi who contributed 9. Check out full highlights now: South Brunswick 33 Hillsborough 29 The South Brunswick girls basketball team hosted their annual Brunswick Classic today, which included the East Brunswick Bears, North Brunswick Eagles and Hillsborough Raiders. In this matchup, the Vikings took on the Raiders in a nail biter. However, thanks to University of Buffalo commit and senior forward, Alexis Adams, the Vikings held onto their lead and defeated Hillsborough 33-29. Check out full highlights and a post game interview with Adams now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will be bringing you all the best Raider highlights all year long! ESCIT Tournament Nottingham 97 Conwell-Egan (PA) 79 It’s not very often you see a public school take down two visiting out of state private schools in back to back games, but then again you don’t know Nottingham. The Northstars put on another incredible performance this time against Conwell- Egan (PA) to win the ESCIT trophy. Darell Johnson for Nottingham scored 41 points in the championship and was rewarded with MVP honors afterwards. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedics for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Metro Holiday Classic East Side 78 University 41 For No. 12 in the NJ Top 20, Newark East Side it was just another day at the office as the Raiders outplayed University in a 78-41 victory in the Newark’s school’s Metro Holiday Classic. East Side will face West Side for the championship on 12/30 at 2:30 from Weequahic HS. Watch the highlights now: Montgomery Classic Bridgewater-Raritan 56 Montgomery 49 Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Rehabilitation and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to these two generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best Panther highlights all year long!
Watch wrestling tournament highlights from Middletown and Holmdel
Middletown South High School hosts the Walter Woods Wrestling Tournament. JSZ’s Jay Cook has a full breakdown of the event which featured some great grapplers from all around the state: Walter Woods Tournament at Middletown South Team Title: Point Pleasant Boro, 123 points Finals Results 106: Drake Torrington (Robbinsville) d. Joe Fiordaliso (Monroe) 6-5 113: Ben Sabo (Point Boro) d. Nick Depalma (Monroe) 6-3 120: AJ Sortino (Manalapan) d. Dom Sacco (Holy Spirit) 8-1 126: Josh Bollard (Jackson Liberty) d. Danny Miller (Watching Hills) 7-2 132: Anthony Donnadio (Hillsborough) d. Edgar Moreno (West Orange) 6-1 138: Riley Cheong (Toms River South) d. Andy Lombard (Monroe) 4-2 145: Tyler Williams (Robbinsville) d. Anthony Coposky (Manalapan) 10-1 152: Cole Corrigan (Toms River South) p. Francis Marshall (Point Boro) 1:29 160: Corey Fischer (West Deptford) d. Kevin Faulker (Hillsborough) DQ 170: Garrett Bilgrav (Robbinsville) d. Kyle Hillermeier (Freehold Township) 13-3 182: Justin Hayward (Watching Hills) d. Michael Dooley (Hillsborough) 3-0 195: Eric Quartey (Freehold Township) d. Michael Waszen (Holy Spirit) 2-1 OT 220: Dave Lemay (Jackson Memorial) d. Gabe Fattizzi (Point Boro) 3-1 OT 285: Anthony Bonavito (Point Boro) d. Adam Markmann (Middletown South) 5-2 JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows and Doors Holmdel Holiday Wrestling Tournament Scotch Plains-Fanwood won the team title at the 15 team Holmdel Holiday Tournament paced by a win at 195 pounds from Sam Wustefeld and five runner up performances. Shore Regional finished second thanks to three individual wins. Rumson-Fair Haven had the most individual champs with four and finished in third place. Holmdel’s Scott Dupont won Most Outstanding Wrestler honors after his win at 160 pounds. Watch JSZ’s recap from Holmdel High School: Finals Results and Notes 106 – Maida – Shore Regional vs. Ammirati – Holmdel – 1-1 in 2nd period, Maida gets 2 on the takedown with 32 seconds left. Ammirani escapes for 1 but Maida holds on for the win – 3-2 Maida 113 – Rankin – Donovan Catholic vs. Klemser – Shore Regional – Rankin gets control for 2. Rankin escapes for 1 and turns in into 3 quickly to secure the win 5-2 Rankin 120 – Messina – Freehold Boro vs. Sidebottom – Scotch Plains – Messina with 2 early back points, Messina 2 more on control 4-0, Early 2nd, Messina 2 more on control 6-0, Messina 2 more to 3nd 2nd 8-0. Messina opens 3rd with back to back quick 2’s. Messina last 2 16-6 Final Messina 126 – Brignola – Rumson Fair Haven vs. Ryan – Freehold Boro – Brignola quick 2 in first period 2-0, Brignola escapes and then hits for 2, Brignola adds 2 more in second for 8-0 lead, Brignola with a 2 secure and 3 on the back secures final 13-1 Brignola 132 – Desantis – Shore Regional vs. Ammirati – Holmdel – Takedown plus 2 on the back for a early 5-0 Desantis lead and then right back to work with the Pin 0:20 1st Period Desantis 138 – Ponenti – Rumson Fair Haven vs. Vargas – JP Stevens – Ponenti for 2 wastes no time, Ponenti a quick 3 with the escape & reversal. Ponenti 2 more late in the 2nd to go up 6-1. Ponenti last 2 to start 3rd would secure 10-2 win. 10-2 Ponenti 145 – Dailey – Donovan Catholic vs. Cannon – Scotch Plains – Dailey escape to being 2nd period was only point of the bout. 1-0 Dailey 152 – Weir – Shore Regional vs. Ramos – Scotch Plains – Weir quick 2 to begin 2nd, Weir 2 on the reversal 6-0. Weir 2 on the back late second 8-0. Weir for 5 = Tech Fall 25-7 Weir. 160 – Dupont – Holmdel vs. Panzarella – Donovan Catholic – Dupont for 2 mid 1st 2-0. Dupont quick 2 opens up 2nd period. Dupont secures 2 more to end 2nd period. Dupont with another period opening 2. Dupont hits the pin to end it in 3rd 0:30 PIN Dupont. 170 – Addison – Rumson Fair Haven vs. Palazzolo (Scotch Plains) – Addison with a quick 2, right into a pin. PIN 1:50 1st period Addison 182 – Horan – Rumson Fair Haven vs. O’Beirne (Holmdel) – Tied at 1 on 2 escapes late in the 3rd, Horan for back to back 2’s with 29 seconds left to win 5-1. 5-1 Horan 195 – Wustefeld – Scotch Plains vs. Columbia – RBC – Wustefeld picks up a quick 2 & 3 to go up 5-0. Wustefeld lands the 2 to start the second up 7-0. Wustefeld secures 2 more late. 13-1 Wustefeld 220 – DiSalvo – Donovan Catholic vs. Voss – Monmouth – 0-0 to start the second. DiSalvo lands a nice takedown right into a Pin. PIN 0:56 second period DiSalvo 285 – Osuna – New Brunswick vs. Mount Scotch Plains – 1-1 into OT on 2 escapes. Osuna gets the 2 point takedown in just 7 seconds into OT. 3-1 OT Win Osuna Thanks to BCB Bayshore for supporting our Holmdel Hornets coverage on Jersey Sports Zone
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!
No. 13 Hunterdon Central Defeats Hillsborough 57-13
Hunterdon Central wrestling went to the group 4 section final last year, but lost to Howell in a heartbreaker. This season, the team is raked 13th in the state and is certainly a sectional final contender once again. This afternoon the Red Devils stayed in conference, taking on the Hillsborough Raiders. Central had 9 pins, including ones from Hunter Graf in the 132 weight class and Normal Cella in the 152 weight class, meanwhile Hillsborough only had one pin. Mike Dooley took down Central’s Lucas Pulkowski in just 47 seconds during the 182 lb matchup. Central would win the match 57-13 as they look ahead to their meeting next week against Southern. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! JSZ’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho Jersey Sports Zone will bring you the best Raider highlights all season long!
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Rumson-Fair Haven 46 Matawan 37 Ian O’Connor scored 23 points and 7 rebounds and sparked a 10-0 run in the 4th quarter to give the Bulldogs a big road win to open the season. Elijah McAllister had 4 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocked shots for the Bulldogs and Teddy Sourlis added 7 points in the 4th quarter. Matawan took a 21-19 lead late in the third on a four point play by Mike Dunne, but the 4th quarter belonged to the Bulldogs. Watch the highlights of a great “A” Central battle in the Shore Conference: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage on JSZ. We give top priority to our sponsored schools when we choose what games we shoot every day! Manasquan – 60 Red Bank Catholic – 37 Girls Basketball Manasquan’s tremendous trio of Faith Masonius, Dara Mabrey, and Lola Mullaney was too much for Red Bank Catholic, as the three players combined for 56 of the Lady Warrior’s 60 points in a dominating 23 point win over their rival Caseys. Watch highlights and post game reaction from Manasquan vs Red Bank Catholic below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank, they are the reason we can bring you comprehensive coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long. Middletown South 67 Wall 52 Four Eagles finished in double digits led by Ryan Purcell’s 20 as the Eagles busted open a six point halftime lead to an impressive victory in their home opener. Matt Laudisi and James Baldo added 11 points and Dave Gervase had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Steve Geis led all scorers with 27 points for the Crimson Knights. The win was the first for coach Jim Anderson, who returned to lead the Eagles after last coaching Middletown South in 2001. JSZ has highlights of Shore Conference basketball in Middletown: Thanks to Prown’s Windows and Doors for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage. We’ll have great Eagles action from all varsity sports this year thanks to Prown’s Windows and Doors! Bridgewater-Raritan 52 Hillsborough 33 The Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers paid a visit to cross town rivals, the Hillsborough Raiders, this evening for a Skyland Conference matchup. Bridgewater squeaked out a win last week against Watching Hills and came into tonight hungry for that 2-0 record, while Hillsborough still looking for their first win after falling to Phillipsburg. For Hillsborough, the man to watch was #22, Aaron Gao, who last year for the Panthers scored 49 3-pointers, making him an extremely dangerous outside threat. However, this evening he did have some help from teammates, Justin Bryant and Sterling White. The two guards combined posted 36 points tonight, while Bryant also contributed a double double and 10 rebounds. In the end, it was Bridgewater who came out on top 52-33 over Hillsborough. Check out full highlights brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of both Hillsborough and Bridgewater is brought to you by JSZ’s amazing sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic JSZ will bring you great Raider and Panther highlights all season long! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to Urgent Injury JSZ will bring you great Panther highlights all season long! Nottingham 77 Princeton 28 Cliff Joseph put on a spectacular performance in Tuesday night’s match up between Princeton and Nottingham. The Little Tigers kicked the year off 1-0, but Joseph and the Northstars came to play. Thanks to great defense and an unstoppable offense Nottingham pulled away with a 77-28 victory to improve to 2-0 on the year. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Princeton and Nottingham coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic we will bring you great Little Tigers and Northstar highlights all season long!
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep