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Hun blanks Hamilton West to win its first Mercer County Tournament title
Hun 6 Hamilton West 0 | Mercer County Tournament Final The Raiders made it a night to remember in Trenton, shutting out the Hornets to bring home the first MCT championship in program history. Tournament MVP Brody Pasieka allowed just one hit over four shutout innings of relief. Michael Chiaravallo finished with 3 RBIs in the win for Hun (20-3). Mark Meara tripled in the loss for Hamilton West (15-7). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Arm & Hammer Park: JSZ’s coverage of the Mercer County Tournament is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Hun Wins 6th Straight, Gears Up for Big Week
We’ve got Sunday baseball from Arm&Hammer Park in Trenton. Hun scored a Sunday win over St. Joe-Metuchen and JSZ has the highlights! Hun 8 St. Joe-Metuchen 2 The Raiders had eight hits and drew nine walks to score a sixth straight win to improve to 18-2 on the season. Carson Wehner had a 2-run double in the third and Ryan DiMaggio had a 2-run single as part of a 4-run sixth inning. Hun shifts its attention to the Mercer County Tournament (the Raiders play Tuesday in the semis) and the Prep “A” state tournament which begins on Wednesday. Jersey Sports Zone’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the home of the Trenton Thunder: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Vote Now For Final JSZ Spring Game Balls of the Season!
For the last time this season, It’s time to recognize the best baseball and softball performances from around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health
Watch Thursday 5.12 JSZ County Championship Lacrosse Highlights
Various conferences around the state continue to crown champions as the lacrosse season rolls along. We’ve got two more finals for you to close out a busy week. Stay tuned! Monroe 7 St. Joseph (Met.) 5 | GMC Tournament Final Monroe lead from wire-to-wire and brought their A game to win the program’s fourth consecutive county championship. Collin Dominguez had a hat trick, Christian Updale notched three points and Anthony Cioffi’s 14 saves headlined the day for Monroe (10-6), who avenged a regular season loss to St. Joseph (9-8) in the title game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Old Bridge: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monroe is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Jersey Sports Zone’ coverage of St. Joseph (Met.) is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health The Hun School 13 Hopewell Valley 10 | Mercer County Tournament Final Hun defeated Princeton 13-10 to capture the program’s first ever Mercer County Tournament Title. The Bulldogs got out to a 7-4 lead at halftime, but Hun stormed back to jump in front 10-9 entering the fourth. Sophomore Daniel Cano ended the evening with five goals and two assists. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Hopewell Valley coverage.
Watch Monday 4.25 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has a handful of great games to help begin a new week on the diamond! Jackson Memorial 4 Central Regional 3 Zach Crotchfelt struck out 13 over six innings and got help from Tommy Kendrick in right field with two critical outfield assists to give the Jaguars a big road win on Monday night at Leiter Field. Cam Leiter struck out 10 for the Golden Eagles but left in the fourth after over 100 pitches trailing 4-1. Crotchfelt his a homer to start the scoring and Charlie Meglio added a two-run single for Jackson Memorial. Andrew Osmond came on in the 7th to get the save and Andrew Patire’s RBI single proved to be the game-winner. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a fantastic Shore Conference edition of Monday Night Baseball: Jersey Sports Zone’s high school baseball coverage is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health Hun 14 Lawrenceville 2 Hun picked up a sixth straight win following a 14-2 victory over MAPL rival Lawrenceville. Leading 3-2 in the second, Michael Chiaravallo sent a two run home run over the centerfield wall to give the Raiders a 5-2 lead. They added four runs in the third and five in the fourth. Boston College commit Ryan DiMaggio went 2-2 with an RBI, Carson Wehner was 3-4 with two RBI’s and Michael Chiaravallo finished 1-3 and drove in five runs. Wake Forest commit Jackson Kraemer not only went 1-1 with two RBI’s, he also had 10 strikeouts to pick up his third win of the season, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Lawrenceville coverage. Gloucester Catholic 2 Clearview 1 Sal Serici gave the Rams the lead with a two-run double in the top of the fifth inning. Jake Terranova then made a sensational diving catch in the bottom of the fifth to protect that lead. Lehigh commit Brady Roberts pitched the final two innings to earn the save for GC (9-2). Anthony Charles drove in the only run of the game for the Pioneers (5-5). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Mullica Hill: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Friday 4.1 JSZ Opening Day Baseball Highlights
It might not feel like spring yet, but the turn of the calendar into April means baseball season is here. JSZ takes you around the state for some standout Opening Day performances as we kick off our 2022 baseball coverage. Stay tuned as all the highlights come in! Mainland 9 Clearview 8 | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic The Mustangs trailed by five runs twice in the game, but battled back to beat the Pioneers. Mainland plated four runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, including a walk-off RBI single from Christian Elliott. Nick Wagner hit a two-run home run in the victory for the Stangs. Mike Flax hit a three-run homer for Clearview in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller under the lights in Northfield: JSZ’s coverage of the Mainland Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Middletown South 6 Freehold Twp. 0 Ben Schild throws a 16 strikeout no-hitter and the Eagles use a five-run 5th inning to secure an impressive opening day win. Schild threw 95 pitches and walked just one batter. The Eagles committed two errors in the infield but Schild was able to shut down the Patriots lineup. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and post-game reaction from Opening Day in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s Opening Day baseball coverage is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health Hun School 14 Bergen Catholic 6 It was opening day for NJSIAA teams, but Hun already has games under their belt and looks to be hitting its stride. The Raiders (3-0) brought fireworks from the opening pitch to the final in a big win against a perennial North Jersey power. Ryan DiMaggio led the way on the bump with eight strikeouts and no walks across five innings of work. Michael Chiaravallo knocked in four RBI – including a three-run home run – while Carson Applegate notched a pair of RBI. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Breslin Field in Lyndhurst: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of The Hun School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Robbinsville 10 Nottingham 6 Robbinsville defeated Nottingham 10-6 to begin the 2022 high school baseball season. It was a tight 3-3 battle until the bottom of the fourth when Robbinsville scored four runs. Wake Forrest commit Luke Billings added a pair of RBI’s in the sixth, Billings also pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs while collecting five strike outs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Robbinsville coverage.
Watch Tuesday 2.8 JSZ Basketball Highlights
We’ve got hoops coverage from North, Central and South Jersey on the docket tonight. The Patrick School scores an out-of-conference win, two South Jersey powers continue their dominance and Marlboro picks up a historic division win. Stay tuned as all the action rolls in! Paul VI 64 Mainland 39 | Girls | OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week The Eagles left no doubt in this battle for South Jersey supremacy, emphatically snapping the Mustangs’ ten-game winning streak. Hannah Hidalgo turned in another stellar performance, finishing with a game-high 26 points in the win. Army-commit Sara McShea chipped in with eleven points for Paul VI (16-3). Kasey Bretones and Ava Mazur each had a team-high ten points in the loss for Mainland (17-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Linwood: The girls basketball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank! Camden 68 Holy Spirit 51 | Boys The High was without DJ Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw, but Camden still cruised to its 10th consecutive win. Cian Medley scored a game-high 17 points for the Panthers (16-2). Ky Gilliam scored a team-high 15 points for Spirit (11-6) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Camden is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. The Patrick School 64 Hun 48 | Boys Isaiah Griffin led a well balanced Celtics attack on Tuesday afternoon with a game-high 19 points as The Patrick School (15-5) gets back into the win column. Nasir Navaro wasn’t far behind with 17 points, while Dionte Johnson contributed nine additional points. Hun (11-8) had trouble generating offense in the first half and trailed by 20 points at the break. Princeton commit Jack Scott was the Raiders’ top scorer with 14 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Elizabeth: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of The Hun School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Marlboro 86 Long Branch 42 | Boys Jack Seidler had 19 points in the first quarter on the way to a 24 point effort before shutting down midway through the second quarter as the Mustangs win its first Shore Conference divisional title since 1971. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Marlboro:
National Signing Day 2022: JSZ Coverage
Today is the biggest day of the year for high school athletes going to play at the next level. JSZ has statewide coverage from National Signing Day as some of the top football players put pen to paper and sign their National Letters of Intent. East Orange Caps Off Historic Season With Three Signees The 2021 season at East Orange will be talked about for years to come. A perfect 13-0 season, a pair of trophies and a number of top-notch players highlighted a year for the record books. The Jaguars put their memorable season to bed on Wednesday as three seniors signed National Letters of Intent. Kyle Louis signed with the University of Pittsburgh, Ahmad Nalls inked with Kent State and Dieunerst Collin made it official with D-II Lake Eerie College. Their senior leadership and the examples they set may have changed East Orange football for years to come. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Essex County: RBC’s Alex Bauman Signs with Tulane One of New Jersey’s premier two-way players, Bauman brings a versatile skill set to the American Athletic Conference. Bauman was a JSZ All-Zone Non-Public selection on the defensive line but will be suiting up as a tight end when he arrives on campus in New Orleans. He collected 26 catches for 432 yards and six touchdowns for RBC’s high octane offense and made 79 tackles with eight sacks, 16 tackles for loss, 18 hurries, and two fumble recoveries as the leader of the Caseys’ defense. Watch his JSZ senior year highlight reel now! Notre Dame’s Jenkins Signs with Tennessee The 6’6 260 DL chose the Vols over Florida, Virginia, Mizzou and West Virginia. The Notre Dame senior elevated himself to a three-star recruit and was named to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Check out his profile below: Army West Point Lands Jack Latore Once again, Middletown South’s football program produces another Division One-level talent. The 6-5, 240 pound defensive lineman wreaked havoc in opposing backfields all season long and that high level of play earned him an offer to play at Army West Point. The Black Knights land a player who’s potential continues to improve. He notched 89 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks for the 9-2 Eagles this season. Watch his JSZ senior year highlight reel now! Kanye Udoh Signs with Army The Black Knights landed another Garden State gem on Wednesday, as St. Augustine’s Kanye Udoh made his college decision. The St. Augustine standout was one of the state’s top running backs in 2021, finishing with 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns. Udoh helped lead the Hermits to a 9-2 record and a run to the Non-Public A semifinals. Watch his JSZ All-Zone Profile here: Donovan Catholic’s McNair signs with Old Dominion Donovan Catholic two-way lineman Caron McNair is on his way to Virginia after signing to play FBS football at Old Dominion. McNair was a 2021 JSZ All-Zone selection: A Pair of SPP Marauders Sign with Holy Cross Holy Cross has established a successful recruiting pipeline in New Jersey for years. Now, the Crusaders have made an impact this cycle at St. Peter’s Prep. Avery Powell and Sam Slade – both JSZ All-Zone Non-Public selections – signed their National Letters of Intent Tuesday with the Crusaders. Powell is a physical defensive back who loves to tackle, make a big hit and then drop back into coverage and make quarterbacks pay. He made 67 tackles, had 11 pass breakups and one interception as the leader of the Marauders’ defensive backfield in 2021. A tenacious runner with the ability to fly by defenders made Sam Slade one of North Jersey’s most dangerous tailbacks. The 5-10, 190 pound tailback was the only player on St. Peter’s Prep’s offense to eclipse 1,000 scrimmage yards during the 2021 season. Watch both of their JSZ senior season highlight reels now! Seton Hall Prep’s Thomason Inks with New Hampshire Congratulations to Seton Hall Prep running back Myles Thomason for signing a national letter of intent to play Division I FCS football at the University of New Hampshire. Thomason eclipsed 1,000 all-purpose yards and had 13 touchdowns for the Pirates. Watch his 2021 JSZ All-Zone Profile below: Signings Around The State It’s official!!! @CianCurylo is off to the Thundering herd of Marshall University!!! @BucDeck @BucDeck @RBRBBF @RBRicehockey @Bob_Badders @smfalk @Rich_Chrampanis @CoachDavis23 @sherlonapp @HerdFB pic.twitter.com/qgEyGXKuHS— RBR Athletics (@rbrathletics) February 2, 2022 Congratulations Rajahn Cooper Merrimack College, Alex Bauman Tulane Univ, and Ryan McPherson Assumption College signing a NLI to continue their football careers pic.twitter.com/2hD08O4goj— CaseysSports (@CaseysSports) February 2, 2022 Congratulations @SRRamsfootball Jaiden Brown on his commitment to @HoyasFB pictured with his parents, Coach Larson, Coach Sharkey & HFC Donohue Sr. #RamPride🐏🏛🏈🇺🇲 #HoyaSaxa @coachsgarlata @HoyasFB pic.twitter.com/GY7I3c59j0— Chuck Donohue Jr. (@DonohueJr) February 2, 2022 COMMITMENT DAY! FOLLOW FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY pic.twitter.com/Hx5vEOE006— SJR Football (@SJRFB) February 2, 2022 Congratulations to Cole Kozlowski on his commitment to play Football for the Colgate Raiders! pic.twitter.com/u4bRuejZS1— Manasquan Athletics (@SquanAthletics) February 2, 2022 Congrats to the kid @dj_thomson4 on making his commitment to @ESU_Football ! Proud of you ! @Bryanthomson18 @Alex_Thomson3 @FBKeyport @Keyport_B_Bball pic.twitter.com/UKZW8pAiUZ— JMaguireKPSD (@jmaguireKPSD) February 2, 2022 Congratulations & Best of Luck, AJ Ayman Elhossiani & Family on signing his NIL to continue his Football Career at Shippensburg U! @ShipFootball @ShipURaiders @WhsBarronsFB pic.twitter.com/loYKp9tyWs— WHS Athletics (@BarronsSports) February 2, 2022 Demarest Signing day. We had a total of 16 student-athletes commit to compete at the collegiate level next year. Good luck to all our senior athletes. Go Norsemen! @NJScom @BigNorthConBNC @VarsityAces pic.twitter.com/uzxC2S9E5X— NV-Demarest Athletics Official Site (@DemarestNv) February 2, 2022 Official!!!!! @CoachDeLoach11 @Red_Zone75 @KUBearsFootball pic.twitter.com/8ai9Bs8PcA— Ahmad Dixon (@ahmadixon03) February 2, 2022
NJ Football Stars Make it Official; JSZ 2021 Signing Day Coverage
Wednesday marks the start of the early signing period for HS seniors to sign their national letters of intent. JSZ has coverage from Irvington, plus updates from around the Garden State! Justin Evans-Jenkins Commits to Nebraska! With the way college recruiting goes nowadays, there are hardly any surprises left on Early Signing Day. However, that wasn’t the case in Irvington as two-way powerhouse Justin Evans-Jenkins made noise on Wednesday by announcing his commitment to the University of Nebraska. Evans-Jenkins was the leader for Irvington on and off the field during the championship season. He was a stalwart on the offensive and defensive lines, and is set be the first student in Irvington history to ever graduate high school early. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Nebraska’s newest offensive line recruit: Denis Jaquez | St. Augustine | Syracuse Another future star from Jersey is headed to the 3️⃣1️⃣5️⃣.Welcome to your city, @jaquez_denis pic.twitter.com/HTQgij6FIA— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) December 15, 2021 Steve Angeli | Bergen Catholic | Notre Dame From Bergen Catholic High School to Notre Dame, here comes 𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗩𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘𝗟𝗜@SteveAngeli_125 | #IrishRising22 pic.twitter.com/XiY4SGdwK9— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 15, 2021 Devin Kargman | Woodrow Wilson | Kent State Keeping the QB tradition strong with this gunslinger from Jersey!💪 @DevinKargman#AlphaSquad22🐺 | #FlashFAST⚡️| #BeTheAlpha🦅 pic.twitter.com/42lAcCNyLs— Kent State Football (@KentStFootball) December 15, 2021 Q’Yaeir Price | DePaul Catholic | Rutgers The Big North ➡️ RUWelcome, @QyaeirPriceDp pic.twitter.com/ZR4PCotyc3— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) December 15, 2021 JoJo Bermudez | Cedar Creek | Cincinnati 🚨 🆂🅸🅶🅽🅴🅳 🚨JoJo Bermudez // @jojobermudez3▪️ Wide Receiver▪️ Egg Harbor City, NJ#Bearcats | #CinCityPride22 pic.twitter.com/e1im0D5mTC— Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) December 15, 2021 LeQuint Allen | Millville | Syracuse The Gatorade Player of the Year from Jersey is officially h🍊me.Welcome to 'Cuse, @jrlequint pic.twitter.com/Do16bosDLg— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) December 15, 2021 Jacob Allen | The Hun School | Rutgers Jersey Tough 🪓 Welcome to the F.A.M.I.L.Y. Jacob‼️@JacobAllen_79 | #CHOP pic.twitter.com/7X3uSdFiqp— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) December 15, 2021 Jayden Bellamy | Bergen Catholic | Notre Dame From Bergen Catholic High School to Notre Dame, here comes 𝗝𝗔𝗬𝗗𝗘𝗡 𝗕𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗠𝗬@jaydenknows_ | #IrishRising22 pic.twitter.com/CO9Jc0b0zJ— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 15, 2021 Donovan Leary | Timber Creek | Illinois .@D_leary2, the No. 9 player in New Jersey is on his way. #Illini x #famILLy pic.twitter.com/TTlDSycZbV— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) December 15, 2021 Kenny Fletcher | Delran | Rutgers The best in NJ stay in NJ, as #Rutgers inks 4️⃣🌟 South Jersey DE Kenny Fletcher.@KennyFletcher20 | @CoachLucas74 | @DelranAthletics 🔗: https://t.co/UILupF54Jo pic.twitter.com/GLEyzqpSuw— Rutgers Scarlet Knights | TheKnightReport.Net (@RutgersRivals) December 15, 2021 Jaeden Gould | Bergen Catholic | Nebraska Roll the tape.@jaedengould5#GBRXXII pic.twitter.com/BDuUBe29ke— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) December 15, 2021 Turner Inge | Williamstown | Villanova Welcome to #NovaNation, @TurnerInge5‼️#TapTheRock #GoNova✌️ pic.twitter.com/JgveE89l5X— Villanova Football (@NovaFootball) December 15, 2021 Gavin Kennedy | St. Augustine | Bucknell Pork Roll 🐷 and Pancakes 🥞OL Gavin Kennedy (@gkennedy_72) is the #NextToBeHerd!#NSD22 | #rayBucknell pic.twitter.com/34nbIEk5nA— Bucknell Football (@Bucknell_FB) December 15, 2021 Charlie Sasso, Wall and Damir McCrary, Woodrow Wilson | Monmouth Continuing the trend of New Jersey standouts on the defensive side of the ball, up next is @MccraryDamir – the South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year WelcoⓂ️me to the nest! pic.twitter.com/9dHYZkxBUN— Monmouth Football (@MUHawksFB) December 15, 2021 Jaden Wimberly | St. Joe’s (Mont.) | Lehigh Welcome to the #AirShow! @wimberly_jaden is a playmaker!! Welcome to the family! #2FLY2GETHER #BeGreat pic.twitter.com/VU7Q6RcmZM— Lehigh Football (@LehighFootball) December 15, 2021
Vote for JSZ’s Soccer Plays of the 2021 Season!
The 2021 high school soccer season in New Jersey has come to a close and our team of MMJ’s are putting a bowtie on an exciting year with one final batch of polls. Vote for four different categories for our Plays of the Year with video exclusively captured by JSZ cameras. The voting will stay open until Friday, Nov. 26 at noon. Watch each reel and then vote as early and often as you’d like! Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Girls Soccer Goal of the Year New addition – state champ Holmdel has a nominee thanks to Juliana Kolbasovsky! @JSZ_Sports this one should of been a nomination for goal of the year— HHS Girls Soccer (@HHSGirlsSoc20) November 23, 2021 Golden Goal of the Year Save of the Year
Watch 11.3 JSZ Soccer Prep Championship Highlights
With the NJSIAA state playoff tournament on hiatus Wednesday, we turn our attention to the NJISAA Prep A championships. We pay visits to Newark and Princeton to find this year’s champions. Enjoy all the highlights! St. Benedict’s Prep 2 Pennington 1 | Boys | Prep A Final On Wednesday, the Gray Bees again reinforced their position as one of the top overall teams in the country. St. Benedict’s Prep (13-0-0) defeated prep rival Pennington (14-2-2) to win its 26th overall Prep A championship in program history. Peter Yaro notched a first half goal and Belmar Joseph broke a 1-1 tie with his strike in the second half. Freshman sensation Bacary Tandjigora scored the lone goal for the Red Raiders in the match. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and interviews from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week in Newark: Jersey Sports Zone has teamed up with OceanFirst Bank to spotlight the top high school games each week. Jersey Sports Zone’s continuous coverage of Pennington is proudly sponsored by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Hun 4 Pennington 3 (OT) | Girls | Prep A Final (1) Hun (12-4-2) defeated Mercer County foe (2) Pennington (15-3-2) 4-3 in overtime for the program’s first Prep A Title since 2014. Hun would take a 2-1 lead at halftime following scores from Olivia Spektor and Sophia Kearns. However, Pennington began the second half with back to back goals to lead 3-2 midway through. Shortly after Olivia D’Aulero scored for the Raiders to tie the game and eventually forced overtime. 17 seconds into O.T. junior Riley Hayes found net to deny Pennington a fourth straight Prep A Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Princeton: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Pennington coverage.
Nine nominees for Week 9 Top Plays – Vote now!
We close out the regular season with more great plays captured by JSZ cameras. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote to get your favorite athlete the JSZ Top Play Belt! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has nine great nominees for our Week 9 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 St. Joseph Academy’s Jahmeer Cartagena for winning JSZ’s Top Play Belt for Week 8
Watch Saturday 10.30 JSZ Football Highlights
The regular season wraps up as teams around the Garden State get set to make their playoff push. Enjoy the highlights! Bergen Catholic 21 St. Peter’s Prep 0 Ryan Butler had 27 carries for 171 yards and two touchdowns to lead Bergen Catholic to a perfect regular season. Saeed St. Fleur gave BC a 7-0 lead on a 31-yard TD run in the first quarter. St. Peter’s had a chance to tie the game late in the first half before the Crusaders defense stuffed the Marauders on 4th and 1 from the 10-yard line. Butler and the Crusaders defense took over from there to get to 9-0 on the regular season. Bergen Catholic will be the #1 seed in the Non-Public “A” state playoffs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Caven Point in Jersey City: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthoapedics Ocean City 31 Williamstown 14 The Red Raiders put the finishing touches on an undefeated regular season, pulling away from the Braves in the second half. Sean Mazzitelli and Riley Gunnels each rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the victory for OC (9-0). Villanova commit Turner Inge scored two touchdowns for Williamstown (4-5) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Williamstown is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Hun 56 Peddie 21 | MAPL Hun (7-0) defeated Mid-Atlantic Prep League rival Peddie (2-5) 56-21 to finish out the year undefeated against New Jersey teams. The Raiders went ahead 28-0 after the first quarter following back to back touchdown passes of 40 plus yards from four star quarterback recruit Marco Lainez. Lainez had three throwing scores while running back Ahmad Dixon rushed for two touchdowns, Jake Lesser had two receiving scores and an interception. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Hightstown: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Peddie coverage. Nottingham 34 Notre Dame 28 Joe Lemly’s TD pass to Dorian Henry with :07 seconds left in the game gave Nottingham (8-0) the Northstar’s first undefeated regular season. Notre Dame built a 13 point halftime lead before the Northstars rallied in the second half. Quiyon McMillan had a sensational game with three interceptions on defense to go along with 13 catches for 127 yards. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights from one of the best games in Week 9: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Nottingham and Notre Dame
Watch Tuesday 10.5 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Clearview 1 Kingsway 0 | Boys The setting for our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week was certainly special. Undefeated rivals Clearview and Kingsway squared off at the home of the Philadelphia Union, Subaru Park. Ryan Shute scored a goal in the 67th minute to make it an unforgettable night for the Pioneers. Robbie Kaufman assisted on the goal, while Jamel Yasin made several key saves to earn the clean sheet for View (8-0-2). The Dragons fell to (7-1-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and interviews from Chester, Pennsylvania: Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring our Boys Game of the Week. Hopewell Valley 3 Princeton 2 | Girls Hopewell Valley (9-1) bounced back from a tough loss to Pennington over the weekend with a 3-2 victory over CVC Colonial Division leader Princeton (7-1) to hand the Tigers their first loss of 2021. Nicola Mosionek scored in the 39th minute of the first half to put Hopewell Valley 1-0, Mosionek found net again in the second half to reach 50 career goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story and postgame reaction: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Hopewell Valley coverage. St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Hun 0 | Boys Seven different players scored seven goals to lead the No. 2 ranked high school team in the United States to another commanding win. St. Benedict’s Prep (9-0) and Hun (4-5) were actually even in the first 20 minutes before the Gray Bees scored three goals in four minutes to take a 3-0 lead into the half. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Princeton: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Jacob Allen is ready for 2022 All-American Bowl
Hun offensive lineman Jacob Allen is expected to turn heads at Rutgers next season, but before lacing it up for the Scarlet Knights he will head to San Antonio, TX to represent New Jersey in the annual NBC All-American Bowl. Our cameras were there as Allen was being presented his jersey just before the Raider’s 40-7 win over MAPL rival Blair. He may be the Garden State’s lone representative for the game, however with relentless intensity and leadership to match, Jacob Allen is ready to showcase why he is NJ’s top ranked player. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story from Princeton: Check out the game’s full roster Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage.
Watch Saturday 10.2 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you two games of Saturday football action thanks to our great partners. Check out highlights of Toms River East against Long Branch along with Hun taking on Blair Academy in a Saturday night showdown! Hun 40 Blair 7 Hun (3-0) defeated MAPL rival Blair (2-1) 40-7 to pick up its third straight win of the 2021 season. The Raiders dominated from start to finish behind a standout performance from quarterback Marco Lainez. Lainez finished with 245 rushing yards and four touchdowns (three passing, rushing). JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaeidc Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage. Long Branch 53 Toms River East 7 Christian Rodriguez threw a 46 yard TD pass in the final minute of the first half to give Long Branch a 21-7 lead and the Green Wave went on to bujst the game open in the second half to improve to 4-0. Rodriguez had a TD run and TD pass, Sekou Kamau had two touchdown runs and Michael Hall had a TD catch and punt return for a score. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Long Branch High: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is being brought to you by OceanFirst Bank
JSZ Camp Countdown 2021 Homepage
High school football in the Garden State has returned. With the 2021 season now officially opened, teams are turning the page on a turbulent 2020 season in hopes of playing full schedules and competing for real championships. Our team of MMJ’s have hit the ground running and will have new previews everyday leading up to the start of Week 1 on Sept. 3. Bookmark this page for all the latest on New Jersey high school football! 8/9: Don Bosco Prep A 2-3 season last year will fuel one of New Jersey’s most storied programs into the 2021 season. The Ironmen return a plethora of talent from a team that weathered through bumps in the road last fall. Junior five-star left tackle Chase Bisontis headlines a talented offensive line unit that will hold the fort for an offense that returns numerous skill position starters. Navy commit Timmy Hinspeter and Fordham commit Claudy Robinson are the two big names that will anchor this Don Bosco defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Ramsey: 8/10: Seton Hall Prep 2020 was an up and down year for Seton Hall Prep and the surging Pirates have their sights set on stability and consistency in 2021. QB Jaden Craig – a Harvard commit – returns to lead the offense with Myles Thomason and Nick Dunneman, a group that will bring plenty of fireworks to the Kelly Athletic Complex. JSZ’s Jay Cook has more from the West Orange private school: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly provided by “One on One with Steve Adubato!” 8/11: Wall The Crimson Knights not only emerged as the top team in the Shore but the top-ranked public team in New Jersey after a 7-0 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the reigning Shore Conference champions. 8/12: St. Augustine After a 4-3 campaign in 2020, the Hermits look to reestablish themselves as Non-Public Group 4 title contenders. Northwestern commit Denis Jaquez, Army commit Brady Small, Kanye Udoh, Nasir Hill and Trey McLeer lead a loaded and experienced senior class for the Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits in Richland: 8/13: Rumson-Fair Haven Expectations are always sky high in Rumson. The Bulldogs are in the Shore Conference’s top division looking to earn their spot in the Shore’s top 4 and play for a conference title followed by their usual quest to go deep in the state playoffs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to Rumson to preview the Bulldogs: 8/14: Notre Dame Sean Clancy is 15-2 (5-1 in 2020) during his first two years as Notre Dame’s head coach. Having to replace prolific two-way scoring threat Rickey “Pop” Spruill, the Irish will look to sophomore AJ Surace, son of Princeton University Head Football Coach Bob Surace, at the starting quarterback role. ND suffered a tremendous loss in the offseason when longtime strength and conditioning coach John McKenna passed away just weeks before training camp. Featured on our All Access coverage in 2020, McKenna’s presence is still felt and his spirit continues to motivate the program. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by Lawrenceville: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. 8/15: Bergen Catholic Questions remained at the end of the 2020 season as to which team was No. 1 in New Jersey. Entering 2021, however, Bergen Catholic feels they have what it takes to be the best in New Jersey. Led by a defense with nine returning starters and an offense that looks to put up points in bunches, the Crusaders have aspirations of playing for a state championship in MetLife Stadium in just a few months. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Oradell-based non-public powerhouse: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/16: Timber Creek 2020 was an up-and-down year for the Chargers, who finished with a 3-4 record under first-year coach Brian Wright. With just a handful of starters returning, Wright is tasked with getting a young, but talented group up-to-speed in year two. Illinois commit Donovan Leary leads an intriguing mix of youth and experience as Timber Creek looks to get back into title contention in 2021. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/17: South Brunswick South Brunswick’s first year in the newly formed Big Central Conference didn’t go as planned, as the Vikings won their first four games of the season before dropping three in a row to end 2020. John Viotto, entering his third season as head coach, will look to players like five-star kicking recruit and Rutgers University commit Jai Patel to lead the team in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp for the latest: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. 8/18: Millville Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen will lead the way for a Thunderbolts team hoping to contend for a sectional title in 2021. Nate Robbins enters his third year as Millville’s starting QB, while dynamic freshman Lotzier Brooks has all of Cumberland County buzzing. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Bolts: 8/19: Donovan Catholic The Griffins were a mere half-yard from a perfect 2020 season and an unofficial Shore Conference championship, but Dan Curcione’s team is ready to hit the reset button and challenge defending champ Wall for the top spot in the American Division and a chance to do damage both in the new Shore playoffs as well as the road to the Non-Public Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has more on the Griffins from Toms River: 8/20: Winslow Twp. The Eagles won five of their six games in 2020 to earn the program’s first winning season in a decade. Now Winslow is looking to keep the momentum going in 2021. Senior LB Emeril Mitchell will lead the way on defense, while QB Hamas Duren and RB Trey Thorpe should put up big numbers on offense. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview: 8/20: St. Joe’s (Mont.) It won’t be easy replacing reigning JSZ Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime, but St. Joe’s will lean on their new core of top talent to usher in the next generation of Green Knights. Joe’s, yet again, plays an incredibly tough schedule and will have to weather through the gauntlet if they want to compete for a state title in 2021. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles St. Joe’s (Mont.): Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe’s (Mont.) is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/21: Trenton Trenton was one team greatly affected by Covid-19 protocols. The Tornadoes not only shut down and rescheduled games, but were also forced to trim the roster down to less than 30 athletes, leaving many players confused and discouraged from participating in the offseason. New head coach Chris Franco brings his expertise over from prep powerhouse The Hun School. Franco is eager to restore a bit of normalcy back into one of Mercer County’s most beloved programs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. 8/21: St. Joseph Academy (Hammonton) Having to fight to keep their school open and playing without a home field, the Wildcats know about adversity. This season, St. Joe aims to retake its place as one of the top Non-Public teams in the state. Cohl Mercado, P.J. Williams, Bryan Butkus, Jahqir Haley and Ja’son Prevard will lead the way in Paul Sacco’s 40th season at the helm in Hammonton. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Wildcats: 8/22: Holmdel The Hornets have had an amazing three-year run including last year’s 6-1 record. The price of that success is a daunting schedule in the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis pays a visit to Holmdel and head coach Jeff Rainess: 8/22: Cedar Creek The Pirates will lean on a deep and experienced senior class to right the ship after finishing 3-5 in 2020. JSZ All-Zone WR JoJo Bermudez and company are hungry for a return to the postseason under second-year coach James Melody. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Egg Harbor City: 8/23: DePaul Catholic It’s a new year, and there’s a new head coach leading DePaul Catholic into 2021. Nick Campanile, who was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach, takes the reigns of a surging Spartans program from John McKenna. The cupboard is certainly full this season. A trio of Division 1 recruits – A’Khoury Lyde, Q’yaeir Price and Eddie Conoran – anchor a defense with eight three-year varsity starters. DePaul’s usual pass-happy offense now goes to senior quarterback AJ Rodriguez. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Passaic County power: 8/23: Shawnee The Renegades look to get back on the winning track this season after finishing 1-6 in 2020. Four-year starting QB Matt Welsey leads a senior class with a lot to prove in 2021. Returning starters Dean Bialous, Fred McAneney, Ethan Krauss, and Luke Anderson will all see increased roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/26: Northern Highlands The excitement surrounding Northern Highlands football is as high as its been in years. The Highlanders return four valuable starters and leaders to the team in 2021: QB Enzo Arjona, RB/DB Nick Branca, WR/DE Ian Langan and OL/DL Charlie Johnson. Those four will look to lead Northern Highlands on their drive to win a second sectional title in three seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview from Allendale: 8/26: Delran The Bears enter 2021 with a chip on their shoulder after a tough end to a Covid-shortened 2020 season. Rutgers-commit Kenny Fletcher, senior RB Zac Palmer-Smith, and junior QB Derek Namnun have the Bears ready to challenge for a sectional title. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Delran: 8/26: Mainland The Mustangs return a young core ready to take a step forward after finishing 2-4 in 2020. Mainland will feature an exciting one-two punch on offense in junior RB Jabriel Mace and junior QB Marlon Leslie. Sophomore LB JJ Sinclair will be a name to watch on the defensive side of the football. JSZ’s James Mooney checks in from the Mustang Corral: 8/26: Union Following a tough loss to Ridgewood at MetLife Stadium for the North Group 5 Championship, 2020 didn’t go as planned for Union as the Farmers went 4-3 in a condensed season affected by Covid-19. Union will have to replace versatile athlete Desmond Igbonisun, now at Rutgers, luckily the Farmers can look to younger brother and defensive threat, Davison Igbonisun to make plays in 2021 before he joins the Scarlett Knights next year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: 8/30: Lenape Despite ending the year with back to back losses, Lenape finishing 5-2 will once again be one of the premiere teams to watch in South Jersey. With players like Xavier Coleman now at Boston College and Tyler Davis off to University of Delaware, the Indians will look to players like Kylier Lightfoot and Kobi Ray-Reed to lead the offense. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story from training camp: 8/31: Kingsway The Dragons look to reload and refocus in 2021 with a strong group of underclassmen stepping into big roles both on and off the field. Juniors Darrell Brown Jr. and Nate Maiers will be impact players on both sides of the football for the Dragons. Sophomore QB Joe Lyons, junior LB D.J. DiPietro, and junior DL Demetrious Ransom will be some of the newcomers to watch this season. Kingsway opens the season with a road trip to Rutgers University, where they will take on Shawnee at the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview from Swedesboro: 8/31: Piscataway After being shut down for the entire 2020 season due to COVID, Piscataway has a clean slate as they look to build back. The Chiefs were a juggernaut just three years ago after a perfect 13-0 season. The road to rebuilding begins this Friday night when Piscataway hosts Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a look at the 2021 Chiefs 8/31: Delbarton Delbarton’s 2020 team was arguably one of the best in program history. So, how will the 2021 rendition of the Green Wave respond? By setting their own standard. Stanford commit Pat Caughey anchors a defensive line with potentially three other Division 1 recruits: Chuck Nnaeto, Matt Gemma and Nigel McSween. Robbie Russo is in line to win the starting quarterback job and will have a reliable target in Nick Petrillo, one of the top returning pass catchers in the Super Football Conference. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Morristown-based private school: 8/31: Irvington Who is the top team in Essex County? Some will say Seton Hall Prep, but others will push for Irvington to hold that title. The Blue Knights’s 2021 campaign includes tough games against Union City, Wayne Hills, DePaul Catholic, Ridgewood and West Orange. That should prepare them for a deep playoff run. Two-way lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins is one of the top players in Essex County and will be a valuable leader for Irvington this season. The Blue Knights’ trio of national junior recruits – Adon Shuler, Nasir Addison and Famah Toure – bring top-end talent to a hungry team. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview on Irvington: 8/31: Red Bank Regional Shane Fallon’s father was a longtime athletic director and assistant football coach at Red Bank Regional in the late 1970’s. Now, the architect of the Rumson-Fair Haven football program comes back home to lead RBR into a new era. The Bucs had multiple shutdowns due to COVID but ended their 2-4 season with an upset win over Group 5 Hackensack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis previews the Bucs from Little Silver: 8/31: East Orange A condensed seven game season put a cap on what could’ve been something special for East Orange. The Jaguars went 5-2 in 2020, outscoring opponents in their first three games 81-6. With most of their starters returning they will have much to look forward to in 2021. At the top of that list is six foot, two hundred pound, Temple University commit and defensive threat, Kyle Louis. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the full story: 8/31: Westfield No team scheduled to play was affected by Covid-19 in 2020 more than Westfield. Shutdowns led to a two game season in which the Blue Devils lost both games, a definite first for longtime Head Coach Jim DeSarno. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. 9/1: Middletown South The Eagles are coming off a 2-4 season but played one of the toughest schedules in the Shore Conference highlighted by a 32-25 upset win over RBC. More than anything, Steve Antonucci’s team is grateful to have a full season in front of them including the return of their annual Thanksgiving clash with Middletown North. Jack Latore leads a hard-nosed defense and Tom Shorck is back under center on the offensive side of the ball. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a preview of Middletown South: 9/1: Ramapo The expectations surrounding Ramapo football are always sky high. While the goal for a sectional title isn’t changing in 2021, the actual group they’ll be competing in is. The Raiders are anticipating a bump-up from North Group 3 to North Group 4 this season, meaning new opponents and challenges throughout the year. Senior captains Dylan Snee and Jack Remo will be valuable pieces to the defense, while Bergen Catholic transfer Jack Grusser comes back to play quarterback at his hometown school. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Raiders: 9/1: Eastern 2021 marks a changing of the guard for the Vikings as Lionel Bolen takes over the program in his first season as head coach. The former Eastern assistant was a standout at Rancocas Valley and played collegiately for Notre Dame. Bolen’s goal in year one is to change the culture after a 1-4 finish in 2020. The Vikings feature a ton of talent all over the roster with junior QB Walt Clymer Jr., senior WR/DBs AJ Brooks, Jasiah Davis, and junior OL/DL Aidan Clark playing huge roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has more with the Vikings in Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 9/1: Colts Neck After putting together a 7-1 season in 2021, Colts Neck got what they asked for – a major bump in competition. The Cougars are the newest addition to Shore Conference’s American Division, which features the conference’s best competition. Colts Neck will mix it up with Toms River North, Donovan Catholic, Wall and Rumson-Fair Haven in 2021 as they look to stake their claim as one of the top public schools in Central Jersey. Four-year starter Tommy Fallon returns under center and is surrounded by a senior-heavy team with plenty of varsity experience. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Cougars: 9/1: Hun 2020 was anything but typical for the Hun school. The nationally known prep powerhouse located in Princeton went 3-3 in a short season that restricted them to in-state play only. Prior to last year the Raiders had lost only four games in the three seasons, that included a slew of MAPL league championships. Things seem to be back on pace in Princeton and it doesn’t hurt when you have New Jersey’s number one ranked player, Rutgers commit Jacob Allen. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage
Tri-Cape Wins its First Phillies Carpenter Cup Title
Tri-Cape knocks off Mercer County in an all-New Jersey Carpenter Cup final in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week! Tri-Cape 5 Mercer County 3 The best of New Jersey baseball was on full display in the finals of the 2021 Phillies Carpenter Cup. Tri-Cape (players from the Tri-County Conference and Cape-Atlantic League) made it a day to remember, defeating Mercer County to win its first Carpenter Cup championship in tournament history. Highland’s Adam Aquilino capped off a four-run, two-out rally in the third inning with a two-RBI single. Hammonton’s Jared Beebe, Holy Spirit’s Trevor Cohen, and Ocean City’s Gannon Brady each knocked in a run in the win. Hun’s Ben Petrone hit a solo home run in the loss for Mercer County. Woodstown’s Chase Swain was named the tournament’s most valuable player. JSZ’s James Mooney and Nery Rodriguez provide team coverage from Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia: The JSZ high school baseball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank!
Watch Monday 6.21 JSZ Carpenter Cup Baseball Highlights
A pair of NJ teams advanced to the Phillies Carpenter Cup semifinals at Citizens Bank Park, with both looking to secure a spot in Thursday’s final. Enjoy the highlights! Tri-Cape 14 Inter-Ac/Independents (PA) 3 Tri-Cape (players from the Tri-County Conference and the Cape-Atlantic League) scored early and often to roll into the Carpenter Cup title […] 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 Saturday 5.8 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We’ve got a Saturday Shore Conference showdown that endures a rain delay and extra innings. Plus, the Hun Raiders challenge a South Jersey power. Watch highlights of both games with your JSZ All-Access pass Rumson-Fair Haven 3 Red Bank Catholic 1 (10 innings) Brian Doherty’s base hit up the middle in the top of the […] 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 4.28 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ keeps the baseball highlights coming, as Wednesday’s slate featured a historic performance and more! Mainland 3 Millville 0 Chase Petty was excellent in his first start of 2021. What did he do in his second start? Everything. The Florida commit threw a no-hitter, finished with 18 strikeouts, and hit a 2-run homer to lead […] 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.
Hun Boys LAX Picks Up Second Win
Hun 14 St. Joseph (Metuchen) 8 Hun (2-0) picked up their second win of the year with a 14-8 victory over St. Joseph (Metuchen)(1-1). Hun held a one score lead midway through the second before answering with three goals to go ahead 8-4 at halftime. In the second half Senior Daniel Carney would score three […] 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.
Baseball Returns To NJ
Just a year ago the high school baseball season loomed in disappointment as the Covid-19 pandemic cancelled Spring sports entirely. Fast forward 13 months later things seem to be slowly getting back on track as teams are officially hitting the diamond for games in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie coverage.
Back To Back Wins For Hun Baseball To Open Season
Hun 11 Peddie 1 Hun (2-1) picked up a second consecutive road win with an 11-1 victory over Peddie (0-1). University of Kentucky commit Carson Applegate got things started with a lead off single in the first that would see the Raiders take an early 1-0 lead. Applegate would end the day 3-4 with three […] 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.
Nine NJ Lax Players earn All-American Honors
The Under Armour All-American game will not be played this summer due to COVID-19, but the honor of being selected as one of the nation’s best remains. Six boys and three girls from New Jersey earn the prestigious honor. JSZ has highlights from the NJ contingent of All-Americans! The nation’s best high school lacrosse players were supposed to close out their high school careers this summer in Baltimore with the Under Armour All-American game but the coronavirus has canceled the annual showcase in 2020. Being selected for the team is still a great honor and nine New Jersey players will get presented with their Under Armour All-Star jersey. Six Garden State boys and three girls earned All-American honors. New Jersey Boys Under Armour All-American Selections Gabe Craven, Hun Goalie (Navy) CJ Kirst, Delbarton Attack (Cornell) Cole Krauss, Delbarton Defense (Duke) Connell Kumar, Seton Hall Prep Midfielder (Virginia) Chris Lyons, Shawnee Midfielder (Yale) Kyle Stephenson, Seton Hall Prep Midfielder (Michigan) New Jersey Girls Under Armour All-American Selections Gretchen Gilmore, Glen Ridge Midfielder (Penn State) Keelin Schlageter, Oak Knoll Midfielder (Notre Dame) Aine Maseker, Oak Knoll Defense (Notre Dame) JSZ Under Armour All-American Highlight Reels Check out our highlight reel compilation from our 2020 All-Americans!
JSZ A to Z: Top HS Football Players We’re Excited to See in 2020
Today’s “JSZ A to Z” Feature: Zaire Angoy, Irvington DT We reach the end of the road in our JSZ A to Z series with Zaire Angoy. The Irvington defensive tackle showed his ability to attract double teams and still make plays. After losing weight and joining the wrestling team, Angoy became highly recruited and ultimately chose to stay close to home at Rutgers. Watch our final feature in this exciting series: “JSZ A to Z” Features Click the name to watch the video. A Jaiden Abrams, Hammonton Steve Angeli, Bergen Catholic Aaron Armitage, Blair Academy B Kharyi Banton, Newark West Side Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul Catholic C Duce Chestnut, Camden Alijah Clark, Camden Amari Clark, Woodrow Wilson D Ah-Shaun Davis, Willingboro Carnell Davis, St. Augustine Charles DePrima, Ramapo Cookie Desiderio, Somerville E Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) F Cole Freeman, Delbarton Frankie Monte, St. Joe’s (Mont.) G Mikai Gbayor, Irvington Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei Prep Keshon Griffin St. Joseph (Hamm.) H “Hollywood” Robinson, Penns Grove I Desmond Igbinosun, Union J Mike Jarvis, Shawnee Giye Jenkins, Seton Hall Prep K Jake Kazanowsky, Toms River North Jake Ketschek, St. Augustine L Casey Larkin, Wall Donovan Leary, Timber Creek Ali Lee, Jr., Woodbridge Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic M Tywon Malone, Bergen Catholic Camron McNair, Donovan Catholic Bryce Myers, Bridgewater-Raritan N Naran Buntin, Mater Dei Prep O Gordon Ogden, Red Bank Regional P Avery Powell, St. Peter’s Prep Q Matt Quetel, Phillipsburg R George Rooks, St. Peter’s Prep Frank Riggio, Verona Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven S Keon Sabb, Williamstown Justin Shorter, Blair Academy Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Ricky “Pop” Spruill, Notre Dame T Will Towns, Jackson Memorial Jordan Thompson, Parsippany Hills U Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep V Geno VanDeMark, St. Joe’s (Mont.) John Volker, Rumson-Fair Haven W Kevin Wigenton II, Hun School X Xavier Coleman, Lenape Y Yah-Sin Calhoun, Freehold Boro Z Zaire Angoy, Irvington
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
Hun’s Gabe Craven – Navy LAX Commit
Gabe Craven has logged over 200 saves and allowed just 155 goals during his two season at Hun. Last year Craven had 8 saves in the Prep A Championship Game to lead the Raiders to the title and a 12-3 record. He will continue his lacrosse career at the United States Naval Academy. Watch his junior season highlights now: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage.
Hun’s Trevor Deubner – UNC LAX commit
Trevor Deubner has built up an impressive career at Hun with 71 career goals and 92 assists. Deubner found net 28 times in 2019 to lead the Raiders to a 12-3 record and a Prep A Championship. He will continue his lacrosse career at the University of North Carolina. Watch his junior season highlights now: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage.
Hun’s Kevin Wigenton II talks committing to Michigan State football during quarantine
The Covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 the most interesting year in sports history. With professional leagues taking a hiatus and the NCAA cancelling their Spring calendar, high school athletics have also taken a hit as many athletes still await their fate of getting to play a season before Summer. Offensive lineman Kevin Wigenton II of the Hun School (Princeton) is one of New Jersey’s premiere pass blockers in the Class of 2021 and he speaks with JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez on committing to Michigan State during quarantine: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage!
Watch Friday 2.21 JSZ Hockey Championship Highlights
Who’s ready for some championship hockey? Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and reactions from three major county/conference finals Friday night as champions were made in Mercer County along within the Gordon and Kolodney Cups. CBA 2 Don Bosco 0 | Gordon Cup Final CBA goaltender John Donohoe turned in a magical performance for the Colts as the sophomore turned away 25 shots to shutout Don Bosco Prep, the defending Gordon Cup champions. CBA defenseman Chad Schneider scored early in the first period after a clear from behind his net trickled in past Don Bosco’s Ethan Marich. The Colts nursed a 1-0 lead for nearly 50 minutes before Kyle Contessa scored on an empty-netter to seal the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena in West Orange: Princeton 7 Hun 5 | Mercer County Tournament Final Just about 40 years to the day of Team USA’s Miracle on Ice, Princeton pulls off their own miracle as they comeback from a 5-2 deficit in the the third period to defeat six-time defending Mercer County Champions, Hun. Senior Rocco Salvato finishes with four goals, including three in the final period. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Hun coverage. St. Joe-Metuchen 4 Monroe 3 | GMC Kolodney Cup Final Christian Cuccia’s third-period goal gave St. Joe’s a 4-2 lead and proved to be the game-winner to give St. Joe-Metuchen the GMC title for the eighth time in the last nine years. St. Joe’s jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Ryan Borek and Joe Morello and never surrendered the lead. Monroe got two goals from Penn State commit Gleb Veremyev in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Woodbridge: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting JSZ’s coverage of the Monroe Falcons
Blair “Bucs” The Trend, Wins 1st Prep A Title Since 2017
Growing pains are a given with any team, and that goes for Blair Academy’s girls hoops squad, too. The Bucs were stunned in the Prep A semifinals two years ago and then fell in the title game last February. Blair persevered and rebounded this season to hoist the Prep A Championship trophy after defeating Hun School, 76-52, in the final Wednesday evening. Junior Helena Friend scored a game-high and season-best 26 points in the victory, while Olivia Miles — the No. 2 ranked 2021 player in the country — dazzled again with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from Blairstown: Sponsor Shoutout JSZ’s coverage of the Hun School is brought to you by our loyal sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They’re the reason we have highlights from Mercer County-area teams all year long.
Who’s coming to the Rock? Vote now for JSZ’s January HS Hockey Goals of the Month!
Ten great nominees captured by JSZ cameras. We’re asking for your vote to give New Jersey high school hockey players an incredible experience with the New Jersey Devils. Watch our Top 10 goals from January and cast your vote now! For the third straight year, the New Jersey Devils have partnered with Jersey Sports Zone to honor the best goals from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of January captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for December will be honored during the Devils game against the San Jose Sharks at the Prudential Center on February 20th. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils give our Plays of the Month winners an incredible experience. Our top 5 goal scorers from January will meet a Devils player prior to the game against the San Jose on February 20th, followed by dinner and the Top 5 goals played on the world’s largest arena scoreboard during the second intermission. Watch last month’s video featuring John Hayden watching the best goals from December:
Watch Monday 1.27 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ brings you a pair of games from the Monday night New Jersey high school ice. Seton Hall Prep pulls off a Gordon Conference upset as the Pirates upend 4th ranked Gloucester Catholic plus we have the Hun School putting up double digits against Notre Dame. Watch it all now! Seton Hall Prep 3 Gloucester Catholic 2 The Pirates scored three goals in the second period to snap a four-game losing streak and upset the #4 ranked team in the latest state polls. Aidan D’Urso tied the game at one in the opening minute of the second and the Pirates took a 2-1 lead on a Timothy O’Connell shot that navigated through traffic and into the net. Daniel Sieman’s goal with under three minutes to go in the second proved to be the game-winner. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance Group Hun 11 Notre Dame 3 Six-time defending Mercer County Tournament Champions Hun defeated Notre Dame 11-3 to grab back-to-back wins. The Raiders were able to take a 7-1 lead going into the fourth behind two-goal performances from Eddie Evaldi, Alexis Landry and Chris Brake. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Notre Dame coverage.
Watch Wednesday 1.8 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Blair 84 Hun 37 – Girls Blair improved to 10-2 following a dominating 84-37 win over Mid Atlantic Prep League rival Hun. 2021’s number one ranked point guard and second overall ranked player Olivia Miles had only five points but showcased her well rounded talents that have garnered attention from every major NCAA Division 1 program. 2023 prospect Jaylin Hartman finished with 18 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage. Haddonfield 41 West Deptford 39 (OT) – Boys Connor Fell blocked a shot by Kieran McKeown at the buzzer and the Bulldogs survive in an overtime thriller against rival West Deptford. After a back and forth first half, the Haddons opened up an eight point lead behind a combined 17 points from Ben Cerrato (game-high 19 points) and Andrew Gostovich (16 points) in the third quarter. Brandon Ratcliffe (11 points) led an Eagles comeback in the fourth quarter to help send the game to overtime. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Peddie Invitational Highlights
It’s our first dose of hoops at Jersey Sports Zone for the 2019-20 season. We’ve got highlights of Hun and Peddie in semifinal action at the Peddie Invitational Tournament. Both games go down to the wire! Phelps 78 Peddie 74 Daniel Dade led all scorers with 26 points and Phelps was able to come back from a 14 point first-first half deficit to reach the championship game of the Peddie Invitational. Peddie sank 17 three-pointers including eight in the first quarter, but Phelps was able to dominate on the inside with the game on the line. The defending champs will face Kiski in the title game. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday night in Hightstown: Kiski 56 Hun 54 Cameron Villarouel led all scorers with 19 points and blocked Hun’s game-winning shot attempt in the final seconds to give Kiski a spot in the Peddie Invitational championship. Villarouel dropped a three-pointer to give Kiski a 54-51 lead and then broke a 54-54 tie with a free throw. Hun had a chance to win it but Villarouel blocked Dyland Knight’s shot to preserve the victory. Watch the highlights from a wild fourth quarter: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Peddie and Hun is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
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.
Watch Saturday 10.26 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s official! Week Seven of the high school football season in New Jersey has come to a close and JSZ has all corners of the state represented in yet another thrilling weekend. We’ve got six more games of action. Watch our teaser then scroll down to watch all the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 28 St. Joe-Montvale 27 The Pirates executed a double pass on 4th and goal from the 6 that resulted in a Jack Larsen TD catch to give the Pirates a stunning upset over the #2 team in the state polls. Zander Zebrowsky threw for 190 yards and 2 TD’s, both to tight end Dominic Busby and Matt Colonatuono had a TD run and the pass to Larsen in the victory. St. Joe’s Audric Estime ran for 247 yards and 3 TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us through the twists and turns from an NJ Game of the Year candidate: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe-Montvale is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics Peddie 35 Hun 32 Peddie remained undefeated on the year with an exciting 35-32 win over Hun thanks to a late fourth quarter interception from Justin Shorter. Quarterback Matt Sluka finished with 142 passing yards, 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie coverage. Hillside 53 Bound Brook 0 Hillside continues to prove they’re one of the top teams to beat in Group 2. The Comets closed their regular season out with arguably their most dominant performance of the year, powered by three first-half touchdowns from Fatir Bell. Hillside has outscored their opposition 325-28 through 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Conant Park: St. Joe (Hamm.) 41 Timber Creek 16 Jada Byers turned in another monster performance, scoring four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past the Chargers. Two of Byers’ scores came on defense, including a 101-yard interception return for a score. Jayden Shertel threw a touchdown pass to Tyrell Russell, with Ahmad Ross finding the end zone in the win for St. Joseph as well. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hammonton: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Parsippany Hills 35 West Essex 7 JD Breslauer continues to light defenses up in his stellar senior season with the Vikings. Breslauer arguably had the best game of the 2019 campaign, tossing 357 yards and five touchdowns in the win. Parsippany Hills (6-2) matches their win total from last year in the victory. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has all the highlights: Cedar Creek 47 Delsea 12 It was a sensational Senior Day for Cedar Creek (6-2) as they dominated Delsea (2-5). Senior quarterback Louie Barrios racked up five touchdowns through the air to pace a Pirates offense that resembled a Man-O-War on Saturday afternoon. Senior Manny Reid and sophomore JoJo Bermudez reeled in two touchdowns apiece in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Egg Harbor City: Coverage of Delsea is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Thursday 10.17 JSZ Soccer Highlights
With county tournament play underway this week and the regular season wrapping up, Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with all the best soccer action from across the state! (4) Steinert 4 (13) Hun 0 – Mercer County Tournament Round 1 – Girls After closing out the regular season on a loss to Hopewell Valley, Steinert opened the first round of the Mercer County Tournament with a dominating 4-0 victory over Hun. Kailey Conner and Margarita Ivanova each scored twice for the Spartans as they advance to take on (5) Allentown next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Steinert coverage!
Ten great plays up for JSZ Week 4 Top Play Belt!
Big time grabs and yards after the catch dominate the nominations for JSZ”s Week 4 Top Plays. 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! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt WinnerCongratulations to Shawnee’s Nate Summerville for winning the Week 3 Top Play Belt
Watch Saturday 10.5 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 4 wraps up with plenty of great Saturday games all over the Garden State. Watch our all coverage now! Check out our teaser and then scroll down to see all of our highlights and post-game interviews Wall 14 Mater Dei Prep 7 Casey Larkin’s 2-yard TD run with 1:06 left in the 4th quarter followed by a 2-point conversion ended Mater Dei Prep’s 21 game win streak in Shore Conference play. The Wall defense produced three turnovers and held Malik Ingram to 70 yards on the ground. Matt DeSarno’s 37-yard TD run gave Wall a 6-0 lead after one while Ingram responded with a 2-yard score to make it 7-6 Mater Dei Prep at the half. The game-winning drive was highlighted by a Logan Peters pass that deflected off the hand of Larkin and into the arms of Gus Setteducato who’s 29-yard catch at the 2-yard line set up the game-winner. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown: Brick Township 34 Freehold Boro 27 Anthony Prato’s 1-yard TD run with 12 seconds remaining gave Brick Township a wild win on Saturday afternoon in Freehold. Prato ran the two-minute offense to perfection completing four passes to Val Grigorian on the game-winning drive. Grigorian had a 61 yard TD catch in the fourth quarter. Freehold Boro got a TD run from QB Sha’Kim Shuler along with three TD passes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Freehold: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall Woodrow Wilson 53 Seneca 34 The Tigers bounced back from a tough loss against Cedar Creek by hanging 53 points on the Golden Eagles. Temple commit Muheem McCargo was unstoppable, scoring three touchdowns on the ground and catching a screen pass for a TD. Northern Illinois commit Malik Harvey caught a pair of touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for a score. Wilson quarterback Devin Kargman threw four TD passes in the win. Seneca’s Malin Jasinski threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Camden: Seton Hall Prep 31 East Orange 12 Seton Hall Prep continues to raise eyebrows in North Jersey. The combination of QB Zander Zebrowski, RB Matt Colantuono and WR Nick Gullace proved to be far too much for East Orange as each player accounted for at least two touchdowns. The Prep jumped out to a 21-6 lead at the half and went into cruise control in the fourth quarter. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Vineland 20 Trenton 12 It was a long bus trip, but Vineland, coming off back-to-back losses, finally got back in the win column after defeating Trenton 20-12. The Fighting Clan surged ahead early thanks to a pair of touchdowns from Virginia Tech commit Tyreem Powell. Late in the fourth quarter, as the Tornadoes tried to stage a comeback, Vineland was able to secure the victory on a fumble recovery. Powell had a rushing and passing score to accompany 205 total yards. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. Camden 40 Pemberton 0 The Panthers (4-1) got back on track after a loss to Delsea with a lopsided victory over the Hornets. Sophomore running back Nasir Dale had a huge day with 233 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the way for Camden. Junior wide receiver Alijah Clark chipped in with two rushing touchdowns of his own while running the wildcat offense for the Panthers. Pemberton (2-3) made a game of it early, but couldn’t overcome the combination of Dale and Clark in the second half. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from William McDowell Field: Coverage of Camden is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Hun 50 Blair Academy 12 Logan Clouse fired six touchdown passes to lead the Raiders to a statement win in a matchup of two top NJ Prep programs. JSZ has the highlights of the Saturday night showdown: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Hun Raiders
Hun preps for another year of success in MAPL Conference
Coming off yet another successful year in the Mid Atlantic Prep League, Hun capped off 2018 with an exciting last minute win over rival Peddie to finish 6-1. With key departures in running back Josh Henderson (UNC) and offensive tackle Caeden Wallace now at Penn State, Maryland commit Nick DeGennaro and Navy bound Center Joe Horn will take on leadership roles this season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Hun 2019 Schedule Saturday, Sept. 7 — at Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, CT) Saturday, Sept. 14 — at Canada Prep Academy (St. Catharines, Ontario) Saturday, Sept. 21 — at Life Christian Academy (Chester, VA) Saturday, Sept. 28 — vs. Capital Prep Harbor (Bridgeport, CT) Saturday, Oct. 5 — at Blair Academy Saturday, Oct. 12 — vs. Hill School (Pottsville, PA) Saturday, Oct. 25 — vs. Peddie Saturday, Nov. 11 — at Wyoming Seminary College Prep (Kingston, PA)
College coaches flock to Princeton for Prep showcase
The Hun School is hosting Prep schools from ten other states in an NCAA certified scholastic event. Saint Benedict’s Prep joined the Raiders playing with teams from ten other states. With two courts running simultaneously throughout the weekend, over 50 college coaches are expected to visit Princeton this weekend. On the opening night of action, there were over two dozen coaches on hand to see Saint Benedict’s Prep dominate Malvern Prep. Shortly after the game, two Gray Bees picked up Division I offers. Aaron Estrada earned an offer from Drexel while Toby Okani was offered by Mount Saint Mary’s. The host school has six rising seniors who are all hungry to pick up their first college offer. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on the Mid-Atlantic Independent School Shootout: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Hun School is made possible by our friends at Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch JSZ Sunday 5.19 Baseball Highlights
It’s a championship Sunday on the diamond. The Hun Raiders made it four straight NJ Prep “A” state championships and Old Bridge topped South Brunswick to claim the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title. We’ve got highlights and post-game reaction from both championship games! Old Bridge 2 South Brunswick 1 – Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship Old Bridge captured its first Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Title since 2011 with a thrilling 2-1 victory over rival South Brunswick. The Knights fell behind 1-0 in the first off a balk, but quickly regrouped on offense to go ahead 2-1 on a fielder’s choice and error in the second inning. Senior Matt Baker who technically allowed the Viking’s only earned run had a different persona after shaking off the early blunder. Baker allowed just five hits and finished with six strikeouts. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage! Hun 12 Peddie 0 – NJ Prep “A” State Championship Jack Erback pitched 6 2/3 innings of 1-hit ball with 12 strikeouts and added a three run homer in the 6th inning to put the exclamation point on Hun’s fourth consecutive Prep state championship. Third baseman Andy Blake added a solo homer for the Raiders who finish the year with an impressive 22-2 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the title game in Hightstown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun and Peddie is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They are the reason we can bring you great moments like the Raiders 4th title in a row!
Vote now for the final Game Balls of the spring sports season
Jersey Sports Zone thanks our loyal audience for voting all year long for JSZ Game Balls. We have the final 60 nominees in high school baseball and softball. We’ll keep our polls open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and visit high school baseball and softball practices or games to present JSZ Game Balls to six more great recipients. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls South Jersey Game Ball Nominees presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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
Watch Friday 5.3 JSZ Baseball Highlights
There’s nothing quite like great baseball to kick off the weekend! JSZ has coverage from three diamonds in all corners of the state , including highlights from New Jersey’s newest No. 1 team; Hamilton West dealing Notre Dame its first loss of the year; and Hun outlasting a North Jersey power. Enjoy! No. 17 Hamilton West 2 No. 12 Notre Dame 0 No. 17 Hamilton West shocked fans in Mercer County as they upset No. 12 Notre Dame to hand them their first loss in 2019. It was a tight game from start to finish, the only two runs came in the bottom of the fourth when West scored on a wild pitch and sacrifice fly. While there wasn’t a lot of offense the Hornets relied on pitching to lift them up. Nate Diaz got the start and went seven innings allowing five hits and racked up five strikeouts. After Notre Dame put runners at third and second in the bottom of the seventh Jason Diaz came in for the final three outs and did not disappoint as his clutch pitching would lead them to victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hamilton West coverage! No. 1 Cherry Hill West 12 Camden Catholic 8 Scott Shaw and Ryan West both homered to get the party started for the top-ranked Lions in the first inning. The Irish hung in the game thanks to RBIs from Chris McGill, Darren Parker, and Henry Daverso. The Lions pulled away for good in the fifth inning as Ryan West drove in two more runs and Eli Atiya added an RBI double. It was the 200th career win for Lions head coach Dan McMaster. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as Cherry Hill West stays perfect at (14-0): Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Hun 2 Seton Hall Prep 0 This was the definition of a pitchers duel. Seton Hall Prep and Hun both sent quality arms to the mound inning in and inning out, but it was the Raiders who eventually broke through thanks to some timely base running. Jack Erbeck threw a complete game shutout on 101 pitches and Carson Applegate stole two bases and scored the only runs of the contest. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Hun athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Final April Baseball/Softball Game Ball Nominees Named
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
IMG Academy Boys LAX snaps Hun’s undefeated streak
IMG Academy 15 Hun 11 It was billed as one of the must see boys lacrosse matchups of the year and it didn’t disappoint. The Hun School of Princeton came into Friday’s matchup undefeated at 8-0 behind a plethora of NCAA Division I talent including commits from: Marquette, UNC, John Hopkins and Princeton University. However, IMG Academy also brang some hitters of their own and after a tied first quarter the athletic powerhouse began to pull away to lead 9-4 at halftime. Hun would retaliated with three unanswered goals to close out the third, but IMG would continue to pile on points late in the second half to come away with the victory. JJ Levandowski (Syracuse) and Jack Burnett (John Hopkins) ended the day with hat tricks while Sean Donnelly (Syracuse) had six goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage!
Watch Wednesday 4.17 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ brings you baseball highlights Wednesday night with wins coming from pair of private schools over the public school counterparts. Enjoy the highlights from Gloucester Catholic vs. Pennsville and Hun vs. Middletown South! Gloucester Catholic 13 Pennsville 0 The Rams rolled to victory in five innings thanks to a monster game from Tyler Cannon. The Iona commit hit a three-run homer and finished with five RBIs. Florida State commit Lillo Paxia went 3-3 with three RBIs. Rider commit Luke Lesch allowed just one hit in four innings of work on the mound to earn the win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Tri-County Conference clash: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Hun 8 Middletown South 1 Starting pitcher Andy Blake did a little bit of everything Wednesday night, as he struck out eight batters and also knocked in two runs via a double to help power Hun to an 8-1 win over Middletown South. The Raiders have proven to be one of the most well-rounded teams the Garden State has to offer in 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown: Dual Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s in-depth highlight packages can only be made thanks to our loyal sponsors. We were able to be on hand for this out-of-conference showdown thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Hun) and Monmouth Building Center of Shrewsbury (Middletown South).
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!
Watch Wednesday 4.3 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ comes at you full bore with three lacrosse games from around New Jersey this Wednesday. We’ll have highlights from Mountain Lakes’ blowout win in a battle of Top 20 teams; Haddonfield grabbing their first win of the season; and the Lawrenceville girls dominating a Mercer County battle against Hun. Enjoy the highlights! Mountain Lakes 15 Northern Highlands 3 – Boys Lacrosse This was a matchup of two Top 20 state-ranked teams, but Mountain Lakes continues to let New Jersey know they are the real deal. The Lakers are arguably the best public school team in the Garden State and put their skills on display in a lopsided 15-3 win against Northern Highlands. Senior Mike Cabana led the way with a four-goal game. The Lakers have now outscored their opponents 48-9 in their three wins this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Haddonfield 7 Clearview 2 – Boys Lacrosse The Haddons picked up their first win of the season on the road against the Pioneers. John McDonnell led a balanced Bulldawgs attack with two goals. Reece Purnell, Max Norton, Aiden Blake, Tommy Batson and Finn Morgan also scored for Haddonfield in the victory. Justin Kill scored both goals for Clearview in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Mullica Hill: JSZ’s coverage of Haddonfield is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Lawrenceville 16 Hun 2 – Girls Lacrosse The Lawrenceville Big Red defeated the Hun Raiders on Wednesday evening in their first Mid-Atlantic Prep League girls lacrosse matchup. Loyola University Maryland commit, Meg Hillman, scored the game-high with four goals. Natalie Schur finished the night with a hat trick. The Big Red are now 2-1 for the season, and will take on Princeton Day on Friday. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Princeton: Sponsors! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun and Lawrenceville!
Watch Thursday 3.28 JSZ LAX Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you statewide lacrosse coverage from the second day of the lacrosse season! Stay tuned for highlights from Seton Hall Prep’s eye-popping 21-goal win against a Pennsylvania prep school and Hun duking it out with Princeton Day in a Mercer County showdown. Seton Hall Prep 21 LaSalle College High School (PA) 10 Talk about some fireworks for opening day. Seton Hall Prep exploded into 2019 with a big-time offensive outburst powered by a pair of five-goal games from UMass-commit Luke Blanc and Rutgers-commit Kyle Stephenson. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from West Orange: Hun 13 Princeton Day 5 Reigning Prep A State Champions Hun kicked off the season with a dominating 13-5 win over division rival Princeton Day. The Raiders went ahead 6-3 at halftime thanks to Marquette commit Devon Cowan and UNC bound Trevor Duebner, the duo combined for four goals in the first two quarters. Cowan would finish the day with five scores while Navy commit Gabs Craven racked up 11 saves between the posts. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Princeton Day coverage!
Watch Friday 2.15 JSZ Hockey Highlights!
It’s Cup season in New Jersey high school hockey. We’ve got the Gordon Cup thriller between Don Bosco Prep and Delbarton plus the Kelly Cup comes down to a last minute goal. We also have the Mennen Cup and Mercer County titles on the ice! Don Bosco Prep 5 Delbarton 3 – Gordon Cup Final On a night with plenty of action between the state’s top two teams, it was Don Bosco Prep defenseman TJ Schweighardt coming through and powering the Ironmen to a Gordon Cup final win behind a hat trick. The game was back and forth, even with Delbarton holding onto a 3-1 lead at one point. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Hun 9 Princeton 4 – Mercer County Tournament Final The Hun School won its sixth straight Mercer County Tournament Championship with a 9-4 win over Princeton. The Raiders were led by Captain Brian Nelson who finished the night with a hat trick and capped off the season with 50 points. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Hun coverage! Millburn 2 Cranford 1 Jack Williams power-play goal with 54.1 seconds give the Millers their second straight Kelly Cup title. The two teams traded goals in the first four minutes and then settled in for a defensive tussle. Cranford goalie Henry Devenny made a number of high quality saves as part of his 31 stop effort, but Millburn dominated the shots on goal (33-15) and persevered in the final minute. JSZ has the highlights of a great game along with post-game reaction from Codey Arena: Madison 3 Randolph 1 – Mennen Cup Final The #2 Madison Dodgers made history on Friday night, defeating the #1 Randolph Rams for their first ever Mennen Cup! The score was 1-1 going into the second period, after Dave Renzulli put up a point for the Dodgers. In the third period, it was Boston College commit, Jason Siedem who scored the tiebreaker. The Dodgers took the lead 2-1, and Renzulli scored the third on an open net. Madison’s goalie, Matt Ubertaccio, also had 28 saves for the night. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Mennen Arena, during this historic moment:
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Watch Friday 1.11 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ is on the ice for Friday night New Jersey high school hockey! Matt Franzoni delivers a dazzling hat trick in Manasquan’s win at Middletown North, plus Seton Hall Prep and Monroe score impressive victories. Watch all the highlights here! Manasquan 7 Middletown North 0 Matt Franzoni had a hat trick and a four point night as the Warriors move to 9-0 on the season. Matt Franzoni, Mike Farinacci, Ryan Scott and Luke Sepe also scored in the Manasquan win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown: Monroe 7 Freehold Boro 3 Gleb Veremyev had two goals and four assists to reach 47 points in 13 games and Sam Fishteyn scored his 30th goal as part of a two score night as Monroe raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first period and held on to break a three game losing skid. JSZ has the high scoring action from Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you highlights of this great game thanks to the support of Playa Bowls in Freehold (Freehold Boro) and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Monroe) Seton Hall Prep 7 Hun 2 Seton Hall Prep rebounded in a big way Friday night by lighting the lamp seven times thanks to some stellar underclassmen play on Senior Night. Patrick Zincone and Mark Gall each scored twice in the win. JSZ has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hun School athletics throughout the year is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Watch Wednesday 1.9 JSZ Hoops Highlights
We’ve got a 2,000 point moment in South Jersey, a Prep showdown between Blair and Hun plus an impressive win for the Morris Catholic girls. Watch the highlights from three NJ hoops games! Cape May Tech 55 Absegami 38 – Boys Basketball Josh Wright became the first player in Cape May Tech history and the 40th ever South Jersey basketball player to reach the 2,000-point plateau in a high school career. Wright led Cape May Tech with 29 points en route to a win on a historic night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and post-game reaction: Blair Academy 65 Hun 50 – HS Boys Prep Basketball Jordan Dingle scored 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter as the Bucs raced out to a 19-point halftime lead on the way to its 9th win of the season. Dexter Akanno had 12 and Jabri Abdur Rahim added 11 in the win. JSZ has the highlights from Princeton: Morris Catholic 65 Kinnelon 29 – Girls Basketball Morris Catholic defeated Kinnelon 65-29 on Wednesday night, improving their overall record to 6-3 for the season. Fey Idera scored the game-high 14 points for the Crusaders. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights:
Pennington’s Higgins scores 1,000th point despite loss to Hun
Hun 57 Pennington 44 Pennington Senior Patrick Higgins needed six points to reach 1,000 on his career, he finished with 20. In a local rivalry matchup with Hun, the Raiders crept by the first half with a 25-21 lead at the break. Higgins would achieve his milestone early in the third quarter, but it was the Raiders who would capitalize on the energy. 6’7 forward Andrew Seager ended the game with 20 points while Eric Flemming had 13. The duo would combine for back to back high flying scores in the closing moments. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun School and Pennington coverage!
Seager’s 33 points leads Hun Boys Basketball to victory
Hun 70 Soleburry (PA) 58 After a 4-19 record last season the Hun School of Princeton was looking towards a few new additions to help solve their problems. Luckily for them they made the right call getting Ocean Township graduate Andrew Seager. In Saturday’s Peddie School Invitational Tournament game against Solebury (PA), Seager stepped up big time with a 33 point performance that featured defense, a three point game and a couple dunks to help the Raiders walk away with a 70-58 victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun School coverage!
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 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
Vote for the final JSZ Game Balls of the 2018 Football Season!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Eight in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. This is the final week of voting for our Game Balls – we will have Top Play polls through the first two rounds of the playoffs. Thanks to everyone for voting and supporting Jersey Sports Zone! Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 8 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 Highlights
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.27
The regular season comes to a close in New Jersey high school football and JSZ brings you eight games of highlights in the rain and wind. St. Peter’s Prep and St. Joe’s-Montvale battled for playoff positioning, the MAPL final between Peddie and Hun came down to the final play, plus we’ve got big regular-season finale wins for Delbarton and Edison. Watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 preview of our coverage and scroll down to watch highlights of all our games: St. Joe’s-Montvale 16 St. Peter’s Prep 7 Touchdowns from Audric Estime and Gavin Sharkey and nearly lockdown play from the Green Knights’ defense were the keys to St. Joe’s 16-7 victory over St. Peter’s Prep Saturday. The win puts St. Joe’s at 7-2 on the season and they’re in the driver’s seat to a top seed in the Non-Public Group 4 playoffs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: Hun 21 Peddie 16 After falling to MAPL rival Peddie 61-7 Hun pulled out an exciting 21-16 win. After trailing by nine at halftime the Raiders with the help of University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson scored 21 straight points. As the Falcons staged a comeback trailing by five points and a goal line opportunity Malcolm Brunson grabbed a last second interception to secure the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Peddie coverage! Delbarton 23 Clifton 14 The defense in this game was insane, but in the end, it was Delbarton who capitalized for the homecoming win. Michael Jarmolowich scored three touchdowns and teammate Jake Kopeld caused a safety leading the Green Wave to victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you: Gateway 27 Paulsboro 20 Ready for a blast from the past? The Gateway Gators captured their first victory over Paulsboro in 33 years, dating all the way back to 1985 when Michael Jordan won Rookie of the Year with the Chicago Bulls and Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this historic South Jersey win: Edison 15 Plainfield 0 Lucas Loffredo had a 49 yard TD run in the first quarter and the Edison defense held Plainfield to -20 yards rushing as the Eagles shutout Plainfield on a muddy field to get to 6-2. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Edison’s playoff-clinching win: Ewing 14 Pemberton 0 Tywayne Reed stepped in for an injured Caleb Stokes at quarterback and delivered a pair of TD runs and the Ewing defense had five interceptions as the Blue Devils get a shutout win to reach 5-3 on the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Ewing is sponsored by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Clearview 23 Moorestown 9 Troy Bentancur’s 67 yard TD run in the second quarter gave Clearview the lead for good as the Pioneers reach the 5-2 mark. Mike Ancona added two TD runs from the Wing-T attack. Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Buena 38 Gloucester Catholic 18 Buena Regional continued their dominant style of football through Week 8 as the Chiefs have captured their first undefeated regular season since 2014. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.24
What a day in the Shore Conference. JSZ has all the coverage from the thrilling boys and girls SCT finals which gave fans from Ocean Township and Toms River reason to celebrate. Make sure to check in and get all the Shore Conference highlights here, along with another girls soccer game that kicks off the Prep A tournament. #4 Ocean Township 1 #3 CBA 0 | Shore Conference Tournament Boys Finals Leo Montesinos scored the golden goal on a header 3:05 into the second overtime period and Max Winters had 10 saves to give the Spartans their 5th SCT crown. CBA controlled possession for nearly the entire 93 minutes and had numerous scoring chances, but the Spartans made the most of their one and only scoring opportunity. Ocean beats two top 10 ranked teams in back to back games to claim the Shore Conference title. Watch the highlights from Point Pleasant Boro along with great post-match reaction: #5 Toms River North 1 vs. #2 Red Bank Catholic 0 | Shore Conference Tournament Girls Finals Alexa Peto’s strike in the 28th minute actually served as the game-winner as the Toms River North Mariners upset Red Bank Catholic in a tight 1-0 game at Point Pleasant Borough High School. The Mariners have played lock-down defense throughout the SCT, allowing only one goal along the way. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from an impressive Toms River North win: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to CJA Construction (Toms River North) and Playa Bowls of Red Bank (Red Bank Catholic), Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you extended highlights of the Shore Conference Tournament girls soccer finals! Oak Knoll 3 Hun 2 | Prep “A” Tournament Quarterfinals Oak Knoll takes the victory and advances to the tournament semifinals, after an unusual overtime, where they will face Blair Academy. Usually in high school soccer a golden goal ends OT, but in this matchup the Royals and Raiders played by World Cup rules and went a full extra 20 minutes. Check out full highlights of this exciting prep school matchup now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hun is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support!
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.18
We’re now well into the county tournament season and JSZ has highlights from three different counties: Essex, Mercer and Monmouth. Check in throughout the night to follow along with our high school soccer coverage. #9 Columbia 0 (5) #8 Glen Ridge 0 (3) – Essex County Boys Quarterfinals After 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, Columbia came out on top 5-3 with PKs against Glen Ridge. Senior keeper Sam Maidenberg was the star in this one. Not only did he make a big-time save during penalty kicks, but he actually scored one himself to give his team the edge. Full highlights of this exciting Essex County matchup now: #5 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2 #12 Hun 0 – Mercer County Boys First Round Connor Staples and Ryan Grund found the net and James Mattson made eight saves to get WWPS into the quarterfinals and a matchup with fourth seed Notre Dame. JSZ has the highlights from the battle of the Raiders: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great Mercer County moments all year long and sponsoring both West Windsor-Plainsboro South and the Hun School #5 Toms River North 2 vs. #4 Shore 0 – Shore Conference Girls Quarterfinals Marisa Tava and Alexa Peto both scored for the second consecutive game to give Toms River North a Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal round win over the Shore Blue Devils. This was a rematch from last year’s SCT quarterfinals with the Mariners winning that one, 3-1. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a commanding win in West Long Branch. Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Toms River North!
4-star OL Caedan Wallace Receives his All-American Jersey
Caedan Wallace of the Hun School received his All-American Jersey today during a school assembly, making him an official player in the 2019 All-American Bowl which will be played on January 5, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Wallace stands at 6’5″ 307 pounds, and is a 4-star offensive lineman committed to Penn State. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont not only attended Wallace’s presentation, but spoke with him and Head Coach Todd Smith after the ceremony commenced. Check it out now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hun is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support of Hun athletics!
Game winners, defense headline JSZ Week 5 “Play of the Week” Nominees
We’ve got 10 more nominees captured by JSZ cameras showcasing the amazing talent on display during Week 4 of NJ high school football. Seton Hall Prep’s Aidan Gilman is one of ten nominees for the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm Take Our Poll Previous Top Play Winners
Watch Saturday 10.6 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone puts a wrap on Week 5 with 10 more games from around the Garden State. Don’t forget to come back to JSZ on Sunday to vote for Week 5 Top Play and Game Balls in four regions of the state! Watch our Saturday teaser and then scroll below to watch all 10 games Bergen Catholic 24 St. Joseph’s (Mont.) 20 Bergen Catholic’s two-way star Anthony Corbin led a 2nd half charge for the Crusaders that included a leaping interception and a go-ahead touchdown run to capture a 24-20 win over the St. Joseph Regional Green Knights. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Montvale and has all the highlights from another late-game North Jersey thriller: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to sponsor Equinox Fitness, Jersey Sports Zone is able to cover Bergen Catholic athletics throughout the year. Thanks, Equinox Fitness! Make sure to check out the other Equinox Fitness-sponsored game below. Seton Hall Prep 29 Montclair 28 Aidan Gilman threw a 28 yard TD pass to Nicholas Gullace in the final minute and converted a two-point conversion to give the Pirates a fourth straight win. Montclair’s Walter King caught three TD passes from Walter Murphy. His 3rd score from 65 yards out gave the Mounties their first lead of the game at 28-21 with just under two minutes to go. Gilman put together a 5-play, 80 yard drive to win it. Watch the highlights from a fantastic game in West Orange: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 21 Vineland 7 All-state running back Jada Byers and Co. helped the Wildcats rebound after a tough loss to Haddonfield last week with a big 21-7 win over Vineland on Saturday. Scoreless at the half, Byers broke loose for three touchdowns after intermission. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights from a South Jersey bounce-back win: Trenton 33 Allentown 23 As the battle for the number one spot in the Capitol Division of the WJFL was on the line Saturday afternoon Both Allentown and Trenton were trying to rebound from losses in Week 4. The Tornadoes took a 19-17 lead at halftime, but Allentown fought back to go ahead 26-23 to begin the fourth. Trenton led by quarterback Mahsiah McRae scored twice late in the game to walk away with a 33-23 victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Trenton coverage! Hun School 26 Blair Academy 6 It was a MAPL showdown at the Hun School today where the Raiders took on the Blair Buccaneers. Hun’s passing game was outstanding in this one. Junior WR Nick DeGennaro had three touchdown catches and 150 receiving yards in the game. Check out full highlights now: Freehold Boro 17 Saint John Vianney 12 Matt Krauss had 35 carries for 270 yards and 2 TD’s as the Colonials scored 17 third-quarter points to snap a two-game losing streak. Zach Neely had a sack and fumble recovery that sparked Krauss to find the paint twice in the second half. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an exciting Shore Conference showdown: We were able to get great highlights of St. John Vianney and Freehold Boro thanks to our sponsors. Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall sponsors our Colonials coverage and BCB-Bayshore is our St. John Vianney sponsor. Lacey 21 Lakewood 20 Justin Gorski had two short TD runs and clinched the win with an interception on the game’s final play as the Lions held off a late rally by the winless Piners. Lakewood trailed 21-7 in the 4th quarter before TJ Paturzo threw two TD passes to Sincere Moore. The Piners missed a two-point conversion to take the lead which turned out to be the difference in the game. JSZ has the highlights of a great Shore Conference Saturday matchup: Thanks to Inzelbuch Law for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Lakewood Piners Summit 36 Colonia 6 The Hilltoppers defense produced three turnovers and the special teams unit blocked two punts to set the tone on the way to a 5-0 mark. Jackson Tyler and Max Jackson had two TD runs each. JSZ has the highlights and Madison Bess has the post-game recap from Summit’s Senior Day: Thanks to Equinox for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Summit High all year long. Paulsboro 37 Woodbury 0 The Paulsboro Red Raiders made a defensive statement Saturday afternoon with a performance that stuffed the stat sheets. They forced four interceptions, had three sacks, recovered two fumbles and returned two fumbles for touchdowns, highlighted by a Santino Morina 52-yard defensive touchdown. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the call: Orange 10 Barringer 6 Montez Boswell scored a five-yard TD run in the third quarter that proved to be the game winner and Louce Julien added a 23-yard field goal as the Tornados scored 10 second-half points to improve to 4-2 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday afternoon in Orange:
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 Saturday 9.15 Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone wraps up Week Two of high school football with another great group of games in New Jersey. Eleven games of action are posted now. Watch our preview of coverage then scroll down to watch all the action St. Joe’s (Mont.) 24 DePaul 17 After beginning 2018 1-1 St. Joe’s (Montvale) faced arguably their toughest opponent of the season in just Week 2 when they squared up with DePaul Catholic. The Green Knights got a rematch of last year’s Non Public Group 3 State Final in which they lost 10-7. This time around SJR’s defense was a turnover machine and with Junior quarterback Michael Alaimo under center and a late game interception from Jimmy Ciarlo Jr. they came out victorious against the number three ranked team in the state. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Penns Grove 19 Paulsboro 6 The rematch of the South Jersey Group 1 finals didn’t go as planned for the reigning champions Paulsboro. Penns Grove caused four turnovers and soundly moved the ball all afternoon en route to a 19-6 victory over Paulsboro. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights: Nottingham 24 Moorestown 21 Nottingham did not disappoint their fans during their 2018 season home opener. The Northstars scored three touchdowns in the first half helped keep the Northstars afloat in this game as the Moorestown Quakers posted a second half comeback. JSZ has the highlights from Hamilton: Double Sponsor Alert! If not for our loyal sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone wouldn’t be able to provide free content. JSZ thanks Princetown Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Nottingham and NJM Insurance for sponsoring Moorestown! Freehold Boro 20 Brick Memorial 17 Matt Krauss had 331 yards of offense via the ground and the air and scored two touchdowns including the game-winner in the fourth quarter to get the Colonials to 2-0 on the season. Trailing 17-12 in the 4th quarter, Krauss led a 75-yard drive capped off by a two-yard TD run to make it an 18-17 game. Quincy Davis caught a two-point conversion to make it 20-17. Brick Memorial drove the ball to the 20-yard line, but could not convert on a 4th down pass into the end zone. JSZ has the highlights of another close game out of the Shore Conference: Thanks to Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall for joining the JSZ team and sponsoring our Freehold Boro coverage. We’ll have more great Colonials highlights all year long thanks to the support of Playa Bowls! Carteret 20 Bishop Ahr 7 After being told this year would be a rebuilding season for Carteret football, the Ramblers find themselves 2-0 after a Week 2 victory over the Bishop Ahr Trojans. Jahlil Nix was a key factor in the victory, scoring the first TD of the game and a pick-6 in the 3rd quarter. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Carteret Athletics is brought to you by Campozino Restaurant in South River. Campozino is currently building a second location in Carteret, and we thank them for sponsoring Carteret High School athletics! Rancocas Valley 34 Trenton 21 Who said the Red Devils are missing big-time talent? Rancocas Valley is now 2-1 on the season after playing sound football in all three phases Saturday afternoon against West Jersey Football League foe Trenton. Four-year starter Bryce Mangene led the way with a four-touchdown performance. JSZ has the highlights from Trenton: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Jersey Sports Zone will be able to bring great highlights and coverage of Trenton Central all season long. Salem 65 Burlington City 14 The Salem Rams have one of the most explosive offenses in South Jersey and that was on display Saturday afternoon as it powered through Burlington City’s defense with 654 total yards of offense for one of the biggest routs so far in 2018. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Pemberton 40 Princeton 0 Octaveous Sharkey had 191 passing yards and 2 TD’s and Larry White set the tone with a 97 yard pick six as the Hornets pick up their first win of the season. Watch a whole bunch of exciting highlights courtesy of the Pemberton Hornets: Sponsor Shout Out Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Pemberton and Princeton South River 34 Middlesex 0 Mike DeSantis was 13 of 21 for 252 yards and three TD passes to go along with 40 rushing yards and another score in the Rams second win of 2018. JSZ has the highlights of DeSantis and South River putting on an impressive display: Thanks to Campozino Restaurant in South River for supporting their hometown team. More Rams highlights to come thanks to Campozino! Summit 45 Warren Hills 7 Max Jackson had 19 carries for 100 yards and a score, Skyler Schluter threw 2 TD passes and Tyrone Hines scored on a TD catch and an 85-yard kickoff return to start the second half as the Hilltoppers dominated to improve to 2-0. JSZ has the highlights from Summit: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs Steubenville (OH) 27 Hun 14 The Raiders travel to Ohio and battled back from a 21-0 halftime deficit but fell short. Dylan Deveney caught a 16 yard TD pass from Logan Clause and Josh Henderson had a 57 yard TD run. Watch the highlights from Ohio:
Watch JSZ. 9.13 Girls Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you four games from around the state as we feature Thursday NJ girls soccer highlights Princeton Day 3 Hun 2 The Panthers wiped out a 2-0 deficit with three unanswered goals highlighted by Charlotte Meyercord’s right foot blast from long range. Bryanna Worthy scored the first two goals of the game to give Hun a 2-0 lead, but Princeton Day cut the lead in half on a Vanessa Devin goal off the corner. Jules Romano scored from 25 yards out to make it a 3-2 game and Meyercord was a few yards further back from that spot on the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Princeton Day and the Hun School! Hunterdon Central 4 Ridge 0 Hunterdon Central is now 4-0-1 with four shutout wins. Ava Gillikin & Rutgers defensive commit, Emily Mason, are dominating Skyland Conference offenses! Corinna Zullo was the standout offensive player today for Central though with two goals and an assist. Check out highlights of Hunterdon Central’s win over Ridge now: Middletown South 1 Freehold Boro 0 Emily McCarthy’s rebound off a corner kick in the second half was the only goal of the game as the Eagles improve to 2-1 on the season. JSZ has Shore Conference highlights from Middletown: Thanks to our great sponsors who allow us to bring you great high school highlights and features. Monmouth Building Center is our Middletown South sponsor and Playa Bowls at the Freehold Raceway Mall has signed on to give us coverage of the Freehold Boro Colonials all year long No. 3 Allentown 1 Hopewell Valley 0 Allentown begins 2018 2-0 after a tough game with Colonial Valley Conference Rival Hopewell Valley. The No. 3 Red Birds for behind an Olivia Denney goal midway through the first half to maintain a 1-0 lead through 80 minutes of play. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! We look forward to bringing you both Red Bird and Bulldog highlights all year long!
Hun 2018 JSZ Football Preview
Coming off an 8-1 year The Hun School of Princeton looks to repeat once again in 2018. With players like University of North Carolina commit running back Josh Henderson and Penn State bound guard Caedan Wallace the Raiders have put themselves in a good position to have a dominating season on offense. Now with the addition of players like two sport athlete and Rutgers commit Dylan Deveny, Coach Todd Smith’s arsenal has become one step closer to endless. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: 2018 Schedule Saturday, September 8 – CHESHIRE ACADEMY Saturday, September 15 – At Steubenville High School (OH) Saturday, September 22 – ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL Saturday, September 29 – At Haverford School Saturday, October 6 – BLAIR ACADEMY Saturday, October 13 – THE HILL SCHOOL Saturday, October 20 – THE LAWRENCEVILLE SCHOOL Saturday, October 28 – At Peddie Sunday, November 4 – MERCERSBERG ACADEMY Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage. JSZ looks forward to bringing you Raider Athletics all year long!
Teams Reuniting at Summer Shootout 2018
The 2018 Summer Shootout at Trenton Catholic Academy came to a close Sunday. Players from various programs in the tri state area have taken a break from AAU ball to reunite with their high school teammates before the start of a new year. Each day features a schedule of new schools with every team playing four games. It’s a good opportunity for young players to get more adjusted to the high schools level and gives teams the chance to play schools they might not see in the regular season.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Hockey Games from 2017-18
Jersey Sports Zone was excited to bring a new level of coverage to New Jersey high school hockey. From great rivalries to state championships at the Rock, here’s a look back at the Top 10 most viewed games from JSZ’s high school hockey coverage: #10: Manasquan 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 3 The Warriors scored an opening night win at the Red Bank Armory over RFH to spark a tremendous 15-3-1 season: #9: Marlboro 4 Middletown North 4 Anthony Galante scored two goals as Marlboro scored four straight goals after trailing 2-0. Middletown North answered with third-period goals by Kurt Kroper and Justin Skelly to earn the tie in an entertaining game at Middletown Ice World: #8: Middletown South 4 Middletown North 4 – Mayors Cup Nick Lioudakis scored the game-tying goal with 3:21 to go in the third period to give Middletown South a 4-4 tie with their archrival. The Eagles earned the Mayor’s Cup thanks to their 3-2 win earlier in the regular season over the Lions. Watch the highlights of one of NJ’s best rivalry games on the ice: #7: Middletown South 3 Middletown North 2 Deven Ralph had a pair of third-period goals to give Middletown South a season-opening win over their rival. Watch the highlights of a spirited game at Middletown Ice World: #6: Delbarton 4 Don Bosco Prep 2 – Non-Public State Championship Hunter Macy’s goal early in the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Green Wave scored three unanswered goals to win a third straight state championship. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the Rock: #5: Saint John Vianney 5 CBA 2 In an outdoor showcase at Navesink Country Club, Saint John Vianney got a hat trick from John Gelatt to hand CBA its first loss to a Shore Conference team since 2014. Watch the highlights of a signature win for the Lancers hockey program: #4: Don Bosco 8 Hun School 1 – Citi Field Mickey Burns had a six-point night (1 goal, 5 assists) and the duo of Tyler Sedlak and George Weiner had hat tricks as the Ironmen put on a dominating performance at the home of the New York Mets: #3: Don Bosco Prep 2 Pope John 1 (OT) – Non-Public State Quarterfinals It’s rare for a player on the losing team to grab the headlines, but that was the case in this state playoff battle. Don Bosco had to overcome a 79 save performance from Pope John goalie Matt Schoer and battle for a 2-1 OT win in the NJSIAA Non-Public Qtr Finals despite out-shooting the Lions 81-16 on goal. TJ Schweighardt tied the game at 1 with just 0:30 remaining in regulation, and Tristan Frese completed the comeback with a game-winning goal with just 0:45 to play in OT. #2: Don Bosco Prep 3 Delbarton 0 Mickey Burns, Michael Forgione and Tsubasa Konishi found the net as the Ironmen scored the first win in an eventual four-game showdown against the Green Wave: #1: Delbarton 2 Don Bosco Prep 1 (OT) – Gordon Cup Finals As the saying goes.. It’s tough to beat a team three times. Delbarton School proved that to be true as the Green Wave turned the tide on Don Bosco Prep and avenged two earlier season losses to the Ironmen. Andrew Bosland took a pass from Michael Balzarotti and sent home the game-winning goal for Delbarton in the sudden death overtime period at Codey Arena in West Orange. With one stroke, Bosland gave the Green Wave a 2-1 win, ended Don Bosco’s hopes for a perfect season, and brought the Gordon Cup back to Delbarton Schoo Jersey Sports Zone teams up with New Jersey Devils to honor NJ HS Hockey Jersey Sports Zone’s partnership with the New Jersey Devils gave us the chance to honor athletes from New Jersey high school hockey in a special way. Our monthly goals of the month winners were honored during a Devils game that featured an NHL player watching the goals and posing for pictures. We wrapped up the 2017-18 season with our JSZ Hockey Banquet held during the Devils home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch all of our Devils coverage below!
Hun School running back commits to Tar Heels
Josh Henderson emerged as one of the top running backs in New Jersey in 2017. The Hun School rising senior has made a verbal commitment to play college football in the ACC for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Henderson had 117 carries for 1383 yards and 13 rushing TD’s last year. He made his announcement via social media: Its been a long journey and an absolute blessing. I am so grateful for all the opportunities each coach has blessed me with. I am extremely excited to announce that I have verbally COMMITTED to The University of North Carolina! 🐏❄️ pic.twitter.com/mJppAfrora — Henderson2️⃣3️⃣ (@JoshHendy23) June 14, 2018 Josh was named to JSZ’s All-Zone team in 2017. Watch his junior year highlight reel now!
Watch 5.14 Mercer County Tournament Baseball Semifinal Highlights
(3) Nottingham 4 (7) Princeton 2 After a rain delay the Mercer County Semifinals finally got under way with third seed Nottingham taking on seventh seed Princeton. The North Stars relied on Monmouth University bound Ace Nick Houghton at the mound. Houghton served up 10 strike outs and allowed just 2 earned runs on 5 hits on top of an RBI blast in the bottom of the sixth to send Nottingham to the Mercer County Tournament Championship Game. They will face number one seed Hopewell Valley, watch the highlights and our post game interview with Nick Houghton now: (1) Hopewell Valley 9 (5) Hun 0 Top seeded Hopewell Valley has put on an impressive performance in the Mercer County Tournament. With one win separating them from a trip to the Title Game, the top seeded Bulldogs exploded early against fifth seed Hun to take a 6-0 lead in the fourth. Andy Blake would shut down the Raider offense, allowing just 3 hits, no earned runs and picked up 9 strike outs. Hopewell will take on third seed Nottingham in the championship. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham, Princeton, Hopewell Valley and Hun coverage all year round on JSZ!!
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 5.13!
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball players of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: email@example.com
Cast your vote for South Jersey Baseball and Softball Top Performers
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball player’s of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
NJ Devils honor state’s best – meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone hockey team!
The New Jersey Devils provided a special night for the Garden State’s top hockey players. The first JSZ All-Zone Hockey banquet was hosted at the Prudential Center prior to the Devils 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Following the presentation of our video highlights and Player of the Year profiles, the players, coaches and families watched the Devils game and our All-Zone team was honored during the second intermission on the world’s largest in-arena scoreboard. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Courtney DuPont recap a fantastic night at the Rock: Mickey Burns wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward was the overwhelming choice among statewide hockey coaches and media. Burns had 28 goals and 49 assists for the Ironmen. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont profiles the future Vermont Catamount Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Mickey BurnsDon Bosco Prep141347 Nick SiffringerDelbarton33520 Matt SchoerPope John13413 Zach TarantinoWall13110 John GelattSaint John Vianney1218 Tom PryymakSummit0306 A special thanks to our voting panel! Coaches: Paramus Catholic, High Point, Pope John, Summit, Ridgewood, Woodbridge Twp, Verona, Don Bosco Prep, Delbarton, Middletown North, Wall, RBC, Saint John Vianney, Central Regional, CBA Media: Matt Stypulkoski NJ.com, Chris Rotolo Shore Hockey Report, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Courtney DuPont JSZ, Rich Chrampanis JSZ Watch our features on 2nd and 3rd place finishers Nick Siffringer and Matt Schoer: Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Nick Burgess, DelbartonJohn Campomenosi, Don Bosco PrepStephen Buck, Seton Hall Prep Scott Kimiecik, DelbartonJohn Hallard, Middletown NorthDean DiFazio, CBA Ciaran McNelis, Red Bank CatholicJalen Kaplan, DelbartonTJ Evan, Woodbridge TownshipMickey Burns, Don Bosco Prep - JSZ Hockey Player of the Year Hunter Macy, DelbartonDrew Galea, Woodbridge TownshipMatt Schoer, Pope John - POY Finalist Thomas Shweigardt, Don Bosco PrepJohn Gelatt, Saint John VianneyNick Siffringer, Delbarton - POY Finalist John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Kyle Knight, St. Augustine Prep Alex Konovalov, Ridge Tsubasa Konishi, Don Bosco Prep Jin Lee, Northern Highlands Kyle Mandleur, Hun School Liam Noonan, CBA Tom Pryymak, Summit Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep Zach Tarantino, Wall Aidan Trainor, Princeton Will Vitton, Summit Thomas Winter, Chatham Will Zimmer, Randolph Top 5 Goals from February and JSZ’s Save of the Year JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez talked with some of our Plays of the Month honorees and was with them as they watched their goals play on the scoreboard at the Rock: Watch our winners and thanks to everyone who voted Save of the Year: Thomas Kampf, Central Regional #5: Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central #4: Collin Andersen, Rumson-Fair Haven #3: John Callander, Point Pleasant Boro #2: Hunter Macy, Delbarton #1: Jin Lee, Northern Highlands A special thanks to Thomas Dreisbach and the staff at the New Jersey Devils for giving New Jersey high school hockey players a special experience at the Rock all season long!
Vote for JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brings you the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2017-18 high school basketball season. We need your votes for Dunk of the Year, Clutch Play of the Year and our Sweet Play of the Year. We’ll keep the polls open through Friday at 8:00 pm. The winners will be presented JSZ Game Balls during our basketball banquet on March 22nd. Thanks to the athletes for all the awesome highlights and thanks for watching our videos all year long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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Delbarton 2 Don Bosco Prep 1 in OT – Gordon Cup Final As the saying goes.. It’s tough to beat a team three times. Delbarton School proved that to be true on Friday night, as the Green Wave turned the tide on Don Bosco Prep and avenged two earlier season losses to the Ironmen. Andrew Bosland took a pass from Michael Balzarotti and sent home the game winning goal for Delbarton in the sudden death overtime period at Codey Arena in West Orange. With one stroke, Bosland gave the Green Wave a 2-1 win, ended Don Bosco’s hopes for a perfect season, and brought the Gordon Cup back to Delbarton School. Watch Highlights and post game from The Gordon Cup Final below! Hun 9 Princeton 4 – Mercer County Tournament Final Repeating as champions is hard enough, but five times in a row is unheard of. Friday night’s battle between No. 1 seed Hun and No. 2 seed Princeton in the Mercer County Tournament Final was the place to be. With a packed arena at Mercer County Park we saw a close back and forth in the first period as the score was tied 1-1. However, in the second the Raiders got a boost thanks to Captain Kyle Mandluer who would earn a hat trick to help give Hun a 5-2 lead at the end of the second. They would continue their dominating performance in the third period to eventually win 9-4 and claim their fifth straight Mercer County Tournament Title. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call as well as post game reaction from Mandluer and Head Coach Ian McNillan : Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Princeton coverage on JSZ! Randolph 4 Morristown-Beard 2 – Mennen Cup Adam Redgate’s laser from the top of the right circle midway through the third period was the game-winning shot that gave the Rams the Mennen Cup for the first time since 2008. Scott Kimiecik had 25 saves in net for Randolph, who stopped Morristown Beard’s quest for a fifth straight Mennen Cup. The Crimson got goals from Thomas Matthews and Connor Tartaglione. Michael Sofia and Will Zimmer had second period goals for Randolph and JT Zangara added an empty net goal. Watch the highlights of a tremendous game from Mennen Arena:
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Princeton 5 Notre Dame 4 -OT One of the most anticipated match ups from the Colonial Valley Conference this season did not disappoint as the third meeting between Princeton and Notre Dame came all the way down to the wire yet again. With one win away from advancing to the Mercer County Tournament Final Notre Dame got ahead early thanks to Ben Killian who scored a hat trick in the second period to put the Irish ahead 4-2 entering the third. However, The Little Tigers had some playmakers of their own as Aidan Trainor also had himself a hat trick including his third period goal that tied the game and eventually sent it to overtime. It was then Rocco Salvato’s time to shine as he scored the game winning goal in the opening minutes of OT to send Princeton to the MCT Final. Watch the highlights and Salvato’s postgame reaction now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Hun 6 Paul VI 1 Defending Mercer County Tournament Champion and number one seed the Hun School of Princeton reasserted their dominance Tuesday night as they took down fifth seed Paul VI 6-1. Matthew Argentina was the difference maker for the Raiders as he had 2 goals and 2 assists. Hun will take on second seed Princeton in a must see MCT Final on 2/16. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun School coverage on JSZ!
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Stay tuned for more highlights of the Valerie Fund Showcase at Mater Dei Prep and Hoops action from around New Jersey.. Hudson Catholic – 83 Archbishop Molloy (NY) – 64 Jahvon Quinerly put on a dazzling scoring display in front of the New York City crowd, finishing with 37 points and leading Hudson Catholic to a dominant 83-64 win over Archbishop Molloy at the SNY Invitational. Ohio State bound Luther Muhammad added 23 for the Hawks, as Khalid Moore scored 20, and Cole Anthony recorded 17 for Molloy in the loss. Watch the entertaining Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Archbishop Molloy below! Valerie Fund Showcase at Mater Dei Prep Don Bosco Prep – 65 Newark West Side – 49 Future Rutgers Scarlet Knight Ron Harper Jr. led all scorers with 23 and Marcellus Earlington added 18, as Don Bosco Prep won the opening the game of the Valerie Fund Showcase 65-49 over Newark West Side. The Ironmen improve to 15-2 on the season. Watch Highlights of Don Bosco Prep vs Newark West Side below! No. 18 Atlantic City 85 Trenton Catholic 82 Jeff Coney Classic The main event for the Jeff Coney Classic at Rancocas Valley high school did not disappoint as it took all four quarters to decide a winner between No. 18 Atlantic City and Trenton Catholic. The Vikings got off to a hot start thanks to Howard University bound star Ray Bathea Jr., AC dominated the first half but the Iron Mike’s fought back to pull within three in the final seconds. Unfortunately a last effort shot attempt fell short to hand TCA their fourth loss of the year. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Wayne Hills 59 Hun 42 The Vikings raced out to a 13-0 lead and a 21-6 first quarter advantage on the way to a 17 point win over the Hun School. Joey Belli led the way with 18 points for the Patriots, who are now 12-5 on the season. Niels Lane paced the Raiders with 16. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of the Hun School on Jersey Sports Zone St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 54 Hackensack 47 Papie Roberts had 19 points and Kyle McGee hit a key three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to give the Hilltoppers a quality win on a neutral court. Jay’von Jackson added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. JSZ has highlights of the #11 team in NJ in a hard fought battle with the Comets: Saint Peter’s Prep 51 Middletown North 39 Brendan Thiele had 18 points and keyed a 13-0 run by the Marauders to close out the game and avoid an upset from Middletown North. The Lions trailed 36-26 in the third quarter before Rob Higgins sparked a 13-2 run. Higgins had 21 and Dave Campbell’s steal and layin gave the Lions a 39-38 lead early in the fourth quarter. But it was all Saint Peter’s Prep the rest of the way. JSZ has the highlights from one of the most entertaining games in the state on Saturday: Mater Dei Prep 68 Carteret 50 Alexander Rice had a season-high 25 points as the Seraphs overcame a 15-5 deficit early with 20 straight points to put the game away against the Ramblers. Kenny Jones added 15 points as Mater Dei Prep improves to 14-2 on the season – Watch the highlights from the finale of a six-game showcase in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by our friends at Gold Coast Cadillac No. 13 Camden 87 Millville 62 Jeff Coney Classic After falling to No. 15 Shawnee a few days ago Camden was looking to bounce back with a statement game against one of South Jersey’s stronger teams. The Panthers took a 10 point lead heading into half time and thanks to the play of Corey Greer in the third quarter extended it to 20 in the second half. Watch the highlights now: Voorhees 38 Hackettstown 37 The Hackettstown Tigers had the lead over the Voorhees Vikings during the first half of this one, but after foul Tiger trouble, and an outstanding offensive performance by Voorhees’ Colby Gavornick, the Vikings pulled off the one points win for their 5 victory this season. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with Colby:
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Wall 9 Middletown South 3 The Crimson Knights scored six straight goals to overcome a 2-1 deficit and delivered five power play goals to improve to 14-0-2 on the season. Zach Tarantino had two goals and two assists to reach the 26 goal mark. Sean Kiewe and Bobby Seelinger also scored twice for the Crimson Knights. Watch Wall’s power play unit show precision passing and scoring from the Middletown Ice World: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is being brought to you by Prown’s Windows and Doors The local rivalry between the Hun School and Princeton Day made for an exhilarating game to be at. PDS led Hun 3-1 going in the third, but the Raiders answered back quickly at the start of the new period to tie the game at 3-3. Overtime was not enough to settle this one so we would go to a shootout. On the second attempt Hun was blocked and that left the fate of the game in Nic Petruolo’s hands and he helped seal the deal in this one with his game winning goal. Watch the highlights now: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Princeton Day coverage!
Vote now for South Jersey Boys and Girls Game Ball 1/14 – 1/20
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: email@example.com
Vote now for South Jersey Boys and Girls Game Ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last week’s winners: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Ranked Ironmen Shine Bright at Citi Field, Watch Highlights of Don Bosco Prep vs Hun at The Winter Classic
2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field Don Bosco Prep – 8 The Hun School – 1 No. 1 ranked Don Bosco Prep was not affected by the bright lights of Citi Field. The Ironmen stormed out to a 3-0 lead after just 1 period, and went on to a dominating 8-1 win over the Hun School to improve to 12-0-1 on the season. George Weiner scored 3 goals, and captain Mickey Burns was named MVP scoring 6 total points (5 assts, 1 goal) for the Ironmen. Watch highlights and post game reaction of Don Bosco vs Hun below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Hun sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to launch our high school basketball coverage. We’ll bring our cameras around the state every day during the winter and we’ll post our daily highlight recaps each day. Thanks to our sponsors for giving us the ability to bring you this great coverage. Hudson Catholic – 82 Pope John – 55 Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase No. 1 Ranked Hudson Catholic opened the season in style! 6’8 Oregon bound senior Louis King electrified the crowd at Caldwell University, scoring 19 points with dazzling dunks and NBA range threes. King, paired with Ohio State-bound Luther Muhammad, and reigning Gatorade POY Jahvon Quinerly has Hudson Catholic looking like the team to beat in New Jersey this season. Watch Highlights below! Saint Benedict’s Prep 63 Our Savior New American 52 Lester Quinones had 22 points to pace the Gray Bees to a 6th straight win to open the season. Saint Benedict’s Prep is ranked #5 in the latest USA Today Top 25 national rankings. JSZ has highlights of Saturday afternoon basketball at the Hoop Group NJ Tip Off Showcase: Ranney School – 84 Keansburg – 50 Ranney improved to 2-0 on the season with their 2nd win in as many days. Junior Alex Klatsky poured in a career high 28 points for the Panthers in the 84-50 win. It was Ranney’s final game in New Jersey before headed south to Fort Meyers Florida to play in the City Of Palms Classic Tournament featuring some of the best competition in America. Watch Highlights of Ranney vs Keansburg below! Masters (N.Y.) 69 The Hun School 58 The Hun School of Princeton came into Saturday’s matchup against the Masters School 2-6 on the year. The Raiders fell behind early and thanks to efforts from Lorenzo Spinazzi and Tyler Washington they were able to cut the deficit to single digits. Masters would keep their composure though thanks to the effort from Nicolas Rivera- Torres to hold on for the win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights! Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Raiders sports all year long! Rumson-Fair Haven 53 Chatham 40 – Girls Basketball Tori Hyduke had 35 points and was the catalyst in a 15-0 run in the third quarter that gave RFH a quality road win. Trailing 29-24 in the 3rd quarter, Hyduke started the 15-0 run with three straight buckets. Veronica Kelly had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Chatham. JSZ has the first of many high school girls basketball highlights this winter: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverageon Jersey Sports Zone! Hunterdon Central 80 Morristown Beard 53 This game was the third game of the day for the annual Holiday Hoopla Toy Drive Showcase, hosted by Hackettstown HS at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Hunterdon central earned their first win of the season over Morristown Beard, as Alex Degen dominated the paint and Kyle Migliore lead the way at point guard. Check out full highlights now: Hackettstown 74 Mount Olive 51 Hackettstown hosted their annual Holiday Hoopla Showcase, taking on Mount Olive in the fourth game of the day. The Tigers had a dominating performance thanks to their guards, specifically Jelani Awai and Tyler Gorczyca. Check out their outstanding steals and the rest of the 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.
Hun picks up first win of season at Peddie School Invitational
Hun 65 Lawrenceville 45 Tyler Washington scored 19 points and Eric Fleming scored 10 of his 18 points in the 4th quarter as the Raiders scored their first win of the season. The Hun School plays a rigorous schedule and lost their first five games, but showed on Saturday afternoon at the Peddie School Invitational Tournament that they are a talented squad. Lawrenceville trailed by eight points at the half and closed to within 39-35 in the third quarter before the Raiders put the game away. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Peddie: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of both Hun and Lawrenceville. We’ll have more great highlights from Mercer County Schools all winter long thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
NJ’s best gather for 2017 JSZ Football Banquet
Jersey Sports Zone brought the top players from the 2017 New Jersey high school football season to the APA Hotel in Woodbridge for our first football banquet. Our All-Zone consisted of top position players from around the state. Our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners were also honored. The night culminated with our Prep Offensive and Defensive Players of the year and the presentation of JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, awarded to the top player in New Jersey. Freehold Boro’s Ashante Worthy captured the vote from coaches and media around the state following a 4,000 yard combined offensive season with over 60 touchdowns for the Colonials: 2017 Zoneman Trophy Balloting JSZ secured votes from head coaches and media around the state (55 total) to ask their vote for the most outstanding player in New Jersey. 1st place votes get 3 points, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Here are the results of the top 6 vote getters and our Zoneman Finalist Podium: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashante WorthyFreehold Boro238691 Devin LearyTimber Creek1011860 Naim MayfieldManalapan911453 Iverson ClementRancocas Valley32619 Shayne SimonSaint Peter's Prep23618 Johnny LanganBergen Catholic24216 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Alex Lorenzo, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), Gregg Lerner (News 12 Varsity), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Phil Anastasia (Philadelphia Inquirer), Mike Kinney (News 12 Varsity), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network) Coaches: Middletown North, Keansburg, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Central Regional, Freehold Boro, Monmouth Regional, Mater Dei Prep, Somerville, Westfield, AL Johnson, Bridgewater-Raritan, Delaware Valley, Warren Hills, Hillsborough, Phillipsburg, Bound Brook, Bernards, Piscataway, Bergen Catholic, DePaul Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Paramus Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Mary’s, New Milford, Queen of Peace, Montgomery, Linden, Dwight Morrow, Camden, Palmyra, Florence, Penns Grove, Washington Township, Timber Creek, St. Joe-Hammonton, Lenape Watch our Zoneman Finalist Profiles The JSZ staff went in depth to learn more about the six outstanding players who stood on the JSZ Zoneman Podium JSZ Prep Player of the Year Winners JSZ’s Courtney DuPont presented the Prep Players of the Year with Vanderbilt commit Allan Walters of Peddie getting the offensive honors and top recruit Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy taking home the defensive honors Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year Winners Thanks to everyone who voted all year long on JSZ! JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, Saint Peter’s Prep 2017 JSZ Plays of the Year Winners TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep Meet the 2017 JSZ All-Zone Team We will post individual links to each players highlight reel this weekend on JSZ! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Matt Busher, North HunterdonJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepNaseim Brantley, HowellMatt Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleWill Anderson, Delbarton Tarrin Earle, MontclairAidan Bourget, DelseaTyreke Brown, Penns GroveLiam Cabri, DePaul CatholicKhris Banks, DePaul Catholic David Estevez, River DellJimmy Browne, Burlington CityDylan Classi, Bergen CatholicHenry Pearson, Paramus CatholicDaniel Dawkins, Peddie James Fara, Point Pleasant BoroKyle Dobbins, Timber CreekAndrew Perez, Seton Hall PrepMichael Griggs, Red Bank Catholic Taj Harris, PalmyraJoe Green, PhillipsburgJasiah Provillon, IrvingtonAnthony Lord, Holy Spirit Patrick Holly, Hun SchoolJosh Henderson, Hun SchoolDaevon Robinson, ShawneeAnthony Marinelli, DePaul Catholic Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepDehron Holloway, PaulsboroJustin Shorter, South BrunswickNick Russo, St. Joe-Montvale Nick McNerney, Old TappanJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayJosh Szott, Hun SchoolConor Smith, Red Bank Catholic Eddie Morales, HowellPete Lucas, Rumson-Fair HavenTyler Williams, Don Bosco Prep Nick Patti, St. Joe-MontvaleJosh McKenzie, Bergen Catholic George Pearson, Mater Dei PrepIsaiah Pacheco, Vineland Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicClayton Scott, Millville Josh Zamot, Holy SpiritTahj Valentine, Morristown-Beard Danny Webb, Montclair Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackReturn SpecialistsKicker/Puinter Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepNihym Anderson, VinelandKevin Brennan, Don Bosco PrepJada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonZach Hoban, Seton Hall Prep Justin Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepJustin Bryant, Bridgewater-RaritanElijah Clark, SayrevilleJoJo Kellum, LenapeAngelo Gugliemelo, St. Joe-Montvle Antonio Alfano, RahwayJohnny Buchanan, Saint John VianneyDeion Jennings, Timber Creek Howard Cross, St. Joe-MontvaleJalahn Dabney, SomervilleZyheir Jones, Lakewood Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco PrepNick DeNucci, Pope JohnCarlton Lawrence, Millville Tyler Friday, Don Bosco PrepVinny DePalma, DePaul CatholicZamir Mickens, St. Peter's Prep Travon King, Woodrow WilsonJavar Garrett, PeddieJordan Morrison, Steinert Josh Lezin, LakewoodMarcus Hillman, Camden CatholicJarrett Paul, Paramus Catholic Elijah McAllister, Rumson-Fair HavenQuaison Horne, WeequahicEvan Stewart, St. Joe-Montvale Emmett McNamara, Red Bank CatholicJavontae Jean-Baptiste, Bergen Catholic Kaymar Mimes, Long BranchJake Krellin, Middletown South Eli Sloan-El, CamdenWillie Matthews, Montclair Lance Turay, IrvingtonTommy Pearce, Manalapan Jake Vall-Llobera, Westfiled
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch Peddie 61 Hun 7 Week 8 highlights
Peddie 61 Hun 7- Week 8 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Othopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Othopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Falcons and Raiders sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Saturday Week 8 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another batch of exciting highlights from all around the state as Week 8 wrapped up with Saturday afternoon football. From Delbarton’s last second heroics to end Mater Dei Prep’s 17 game win streak to an amazing 11 point sequence in 20 seconds to force overtime between Marlboro and Toms River East, JSZ thanks our sponsors for letting us bring you more great high school action: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Delbarton 28 Mater Dei Prep 26: Miles Leniw 10-16, 106 yards, 2 TD passes Marlboro 35 Toms River East 34 (OT): Kyle Moore 13-17, 188 yards, 2 TD passes, TD run Justin Marcus 6 yard TD catch in OT Montclair 63 Seton Hall Prep 44: Daniel Webb 22 carries, 342 yards 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 49 Edison 14: Ashante Worthy 26 carries, 324 yards, 6 TD’s, TD pass (99 career TD’s) St. Joe’s-Hammonton 22 St. Augustine Prep 10: Jada Byers 26 yard TD run, 69 yard punt return Penns Grove 42 Woodbury 35: Kavon Lewis 15-29, 231 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Peddie 61 Hun 7: Chris Chukwuneke 17 carries, 176 yards, 5 TD runs, 1 TD catch Trenton 26 Allentown 6: Ji’Ayir Brown TD run, TD catch Keansburg 27 Keyport 21 (OT): Miguel Crespo 5 yard TD run in OT Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Check out 12 games of action! Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch The Hun School 49 Lawrenceville 14 Week 7 highlights
The Hun School 49 Lawrenceville 14- Week 7 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Lawrenceville School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Raiders and Big Red sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Week Seven Saturday Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you ten games of action around the state in our Saturday Week 7 Highlights Show. From Saint Peter’s Prep fourth quarter comeback to a wild overtime in Keansburg, thanks to all of our sponsors for allowing us to bring you great high school football highlights every week. Click above to watch highlights of the following games Saint Peter’s Prep 21 St. Joe’s-Montvale 17: Maasi Maynor two 4th quarter TD passes including 50-yard game winner to Mark Walker South River 26 Keansburg 20 (OT): Mike DeSantis 303 total yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 42 Red Bank Regional 7: Peter Lucas 21 carries, 205 yards, 3 TD’s Freehold Boro 62 Marlboro 28: Ashante Worthy 24 carries, 264 yards, 4 TD runs 13-13 passing, 203 yards, 3 TD passes *topped 5,000 yard career rushing mark Manasquan 23 Middletown North 14: Connor Morgan 32 carries, 193 yards, TD run Hun School 49 Lawrenceville 14: Patrick Holly 6 TD passes, Preston Parsons 3 TD catches Rancocas Valley 42 Notre Dame 7: Iverson Clement 10 carries, 90 yards, 3 TD’s Metuchen 9 Keyport 3 (OT): Jaden Rojas 4 yard TD run in OT Sterling 48 Audubon 0: Greg Harris 14 carries, 90 yards, 2 TD’s Camden 40 Pennsauken 7: Nayjere Edwards 18 carries, 184 yards, 2 TD’s Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 more games of high definition highlights around the state Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch Hun School 33 Blair Academy 26 Week 5 Highlights
Hun School 33 Blair Academy 26- week 5 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.
Dramatic finishes highlight JSZ Week 5 Top Play nominees
Week 5’s Top Play nominees features a hook and ladder and more than one last minute game winning touchdown to go along with our normal array of dazzling runs, awesome pass plays and defensive standouts. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will get an invite to JSZ’s statewide football banquet coming in December: Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Missed our Highlights Shows? JSZ brought you 21 games of coverage from all around the state in Week 5.:
Watch JSZ Week 5 Saturday Highlights Show
The Jersey Sports Zone team brings you another 11 games of fantastic highlights featuring fantastic finishes and more incredible plays. Watch the action from every part of New Jersey in our Saturday Week 5 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Saint Joe’s-Montvale 16 Don Bosco Prep 15: Nick Patti game-winning TD pass to Matt Alaimo with :27 seconds left Pope John 43 Paramus Catholic 7: Berrell Neal 6 carries, 91 yards, 3 TD’s Hun School 33 Blair Academy 26: Patrick Holly 2 TD passes, Josh Henderson 3 TD’s Keansburg 51 Point Pleasant Beach 43: Daniel Vital 15-20, 387 yards, 5 TD’s Jashawn Martin 7 catches, 186 yards, 3 TD’s Lacey 34 Lakewood 33: Coleton Klaus 3 TD passes, Ryan Kilmurray 37 yard TD with :56 left Manalapan 42 Colts Neck 8: Naim Mayfield 13 carries, 215 yards, 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 56 Monroe 14: Ashante Worthy 5-6 110 yards, 3 TD passes, 5 rushes 126 yards, 3 TD’s Monmouth Regional 16 Raritan 6: Eli Rife 86 yard punt return for TD Allentown 48 Pemberton 8: X’Zavier Harris 4 catches, 156 yards, 3 TD’s Gloucester Catholic 61 Wildwood 8: Dashaun Harris 6 carries, 108 yards, 3 TD’s Paulsboro 49 Haddon Township 0: Dehron Holloway 4 TD’s Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 great games that kicked off our Week 5 coverage: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 4 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Panson & Diop Lead Pennington School Past Hun – Watch Highlights
Pennington – 2 Hun School – 1 After a dramatic 2-1 loss at Delran last week, the Nationally ranked Pennington School found themselves fighting for a tough road victory once again. The Hun School took a 1-0 lead in the 1st Half off of a penalty kick by Alexandre Peeters, and it would stay 1-0 late into the 2nd half. Ibrahima Diop, a USA Today Pre-Season All American, tied the game at 1 with 17 minutes to play. Then in the 79th minute, Jared Panson sealed the deal with a game winning goal, giving Pennington a 2-1 win over The Hun School. Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedic Associates for providing coverage of Pennington School and Hun School Athletics! 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.