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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
JSZ All Access: Comeback Season
Preseason football is about to end and Week 0 is just days away. Our team of MMJ’s embedded themselves with four of the top football programs in the state leading up to the start of the 2021 season. It’s the first sense of normalcy for high school football in New Jersey after a COVID-19 shortened 2020 campaign. We’ll go behind the scenes and tell in-depth stories from St. Peter’s Prep, Holy Spirit, Red Bank Catholic and Phillipsburg. You want to see passion? Dedication? Camaraderie? We have it, and you don’t want to miss it. Episode 1 of “JSZ All Access: Comeback Season” drops Aug. 24 and Episodes 2 and 3 will be published on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, respectively. Follow along each day for a new 30-minute documentary feature. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Credits Executive Producers: Dale Florio and Mark Kolb Red Bank Catholic produced by Rich Chrampanis St. Peter’s Prep produced by Jay Cook Holy Spirit produced by Mike Frankel Phillipsburg produced by Nery Rodriguez Jersey Sports Zone ownership team: Leslie Florio, Karen Geisel and Mike Zebrick
Watch Saturday 5.22 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
We have highlights of both girls and boys Union County Championships including some of the top teams in the state! Summit 11 Westfield 9 | Union County Boys Final In a battle of two public state powers, Summit (10-0) captured a third straight Union County Title following an 11-9 victory over Westfield (8-4). The Hilltoppers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first quarter before going ahead 8-3 at halftime. Westfield would counter as Villanova commit Mack Prybylski and Fairfield bound Aidan McLane both finishing hat tricks would cut the deficit to 9-7 in the fourth. However, Summit tacking on a pair of scores from Holy Cross commit Michael Bonomo in the final minutes would secure the win. Bonomo and Penn commit Luke DiNola each had four goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Clark: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Oak Knoll 11 Summit 5 | Union County Girls Final Familiar foes squared off on the campus of Arthur L. Johnson High School, the Royals improved upon their one-point victory from a month ago. An explosion of scoring came late in the first half from Devon Gogerty as she netted three goals and had an assist to put Oak Knoll out in front and the Royals never looked back. It was a team effort to capture the Union County Title as seven different girls scored at least one goal for Oak Knoll. Jane Freeman had two goals for the Hilltoppers in the loss. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Clark:
Watch Thursday 5.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
County tournament season is well underway and our cameras have coverage of three conference playoff games – two from Union County and one more from Bergen County. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Bergen Catholic 15 Ramapo 7 | Bergen County Tournament Quarterfinal Bergen Catholic (7-5) scored eight unanswered goals from 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.
Still on Top, #1 Donovan Catholic routes #3 Livingston
Questions arose after the top softball program in the state took their first loss of the season yesterday, but the Griffins of Donovan Catholic (12-1) bounced back in convincing fashion. Taking on the Lancers of Livingston (10-2) at neutral site Seton Hall, Donovan controlled the game from start to finish to win 8-2. Adriana Romano […] 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.
Meglio Wins Central Jersey Week 3 Game Ball
When we met with the Jags and new Head Coach Pat George before the season, he predicted a young sophomore would open eyes this spring. Three weeks later and the first-year starter Charlie Meglio is proving him right. The 6’3 3B was a nightmare at the plate against Toms River East as he smoked two homers and finished with five RBI’s! It is no surprise Meglio brings home the game ball for his performance. Take Our Poll
Brooke Knight of Toms River East brings home Week 1 Game Ball
Brooke Knight made a statement on opening day. Knight lead the raiders to a 10-0 shutout win as she dealt a No-Hitter and compiled 10 strikeouts against Trinity Hall. She also dominated the game ball voting, earning over 20 percent more of the vote than second place. Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ’s Day 1 NJSIAA Wrestling Finals Highlights!
The Road to Phillipsburg is officially over. Hundreds of wrestlers from all reaches of the state have reached the state tournament and are wrestling to achieve glory in a shortened, unforgiving 2021 season. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s has highlights from Day 1 of the NJSIAA State wrestling tournament with results from 106 through 145. 106-Pound State Champion: Daniel Jones, Delbarton JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights and reaction! 113-Pound State Champion: Evan Tallmadge, Brick Memorial JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and reaction: 120-Pound State Champion: Anthony Santaniello, Brick Memorial JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction: 126-Pound State Champion: Vincent Santaniello JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights and reaction ! 132-Pound State Champion: Ty Whelan, Clearview JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and reaction: 138-Pound State Champion: Joey Olivieri, Hanover Park JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-match reaction. 145-Pound State Champion: Anthony White, South Plainfield JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and champion interview:
New Head Coach, Same End Goal for Jackson Memorial
After 15 seasons of Frank Malta leading the way for Jackson Memorial, the Jags have a new head coach in former hitting coach Pat George. George was with the team last summer for the runner-up finish in the Last Dance World Series. Although Jackson loses significant offensive firepower due to graduation, they have confidence in the young Jags at the plate. Jackson will rely on their pitching duo of Matt Potok and Zach Crotchfelt, who are committed to Coastal Carolina and Auburn respectively. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the story:
Watch JSZ Girls Wrestling State Finals Highlights!
All roads lead to Phillipsburg in 2021. After a turbulent season, we’ve made it to the NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Finals. Jersey Sports Zone has FULL highlights from the each championship bout from the girls finals at the home of the Stateliners. Stay tuned and enjoy the highlights! 100 Pound Champion: Isabella Santos, Elizabeth 107 […] 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 4.7 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’re moving closer to the individual tournaments, but this week still features some tremendous team duals around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Cherokee 70 Shawnee 0 The Chiefs take care of business against a shorthanded Renegades lineup in a clean sweep of its district rivals. Cherokee racked up the bonus points in the dual as […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 4.1 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s the beginning of spring break around New Jersey but grapplers continue to toe the line. We have action from a Delbarton v. Kingsway barn burner, as well as mat-side highlights from the Shore Conference, North and South Jersey! Delbarton 29 Kingsway 24 It was one of the most anticipated duals of the season, and […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 3.30 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’ve got three more great matches as the dual season rolls on in every part of the state. JSZ brings you highlights from a tough North-South battle between Southern Regional and Phillipsburg, while also checking in on winnings effort from Watchung Hills and St.Peter’s Prep. Watch all the highlights with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Phillipsburg […] 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 Friday 3.26 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s another busy evening on the mat, with sensational scraps all over the state. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the exciting highlights! Delsea 49 Woodstown 17 The Crusaders took down the Wolverines in a battle between undefeated Tri-County Conference teams. Giovanni DeGeorge, Pierce Lightfoot, Blaise Verdino, Jacob Hassett and Alex Zimmerman […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 3.25 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s an exciting night on the mat as JSZ brings you three big duals from across the state highlighted by a 600th career win for a NJ wrestling legend and the end of a five year win streak in Shore Conference divisional action. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all the action! Kittatinny 36 […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 3.23 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
JSZ’s team of MMJ’s continues to hit the mats all across the state. Tonight we have highlights from a top 10 showdown, two of the CVC’s best, an NJAC divisional battle and a tussle on the Shore. Enjoy the action! North Hunterdon 32 Phillipsburg 23 A top 10 matchup between two Skyland Conference teams, #4 […] 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 3.20 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s late March Saturday dual wrestling in New Jersey! The first week of high school wrestling is wrapping up and JSZ takes you around the state with some fantastic dual matchups. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all the action. Brick Memorial 40 Rumson-Fair Haven 37 The Mustangs scored pinfalls in seven of their […] 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 Friday 3.19 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
Opening week continues on the mat with great clashes all over the Garden State! Millville 54 Vineland 24 There were only four contested bouts, but the Thunderbolts knocked off the archrival Fighting Clan to open the season. Jaydan Wright and Adrian Baez both pinned for Millville. Joe Nappa and Josh Kichen each won by fall […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 3.18 Wrestling Highlights
Our wrestling coverage during the first week of the 2021 season continues with a pair of Shore Conference matches. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to watch the highlights! CBA 54 Freehold Township 13 CBA has seemingly opened the 2021 season on a mission after securing wins in their first two matches of the year. […] 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 3.17 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The first week of wrestling rolls along with two great matchups on the mat. Enjoy the highlights! Camden Catholic 54 Shawnee 24 The Non-Public “B” champions from a year ago showed no signs of regression, erasing an early deficit to power past the Renegades. Shawnee led 18-6 after a Jake Hastings second round pin at […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 3.17 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The final leg of the winter season is underway as grapplers all across the Garden State made their way back to the mats. Our team caught one of New Jersey’s best programs in action. Brick Memorial 48 Toms River East 26 Arguably the best public school wrestling program in the state, Brick Memorial started off […] 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.
South Plainfield’s Moshood Adebule wins Central Jersey Week 5 Game Ball
The Tigers capped off a nine-game win streak against Middlesex thanks to the near perfect effort of Moshood Adebule. Moshood scored 26 points while going 13-14 from the field, and he added nine rebounds! He captured over 6,700 votes to win the Central Jersey Week 5 Game Ball. Take Our Poll Watch Adebule’s Game Ball presentation here:
JSZ 2021 Hockey Previews
Believe it or not, we’ve made it to the start of the high school hockey season in New Jersey. JSZ’s team of multimedia journalists are stopping by rinks all over as teams in the Garden State prepare for the start of the 2021 season on Jan. 15. Bookmark this page as we upload new previews daily leading up to the first puck drop next week! Christian Brothers Academy The defending Gordon Cup and state champions will not get a chance to defend their state crown at the Rock but paying for the school’s 10th Gordon Conference championship is plenty of incentive. With 2020 JSZ Hockey Player of the Year John Donohoe back in net, the Colts are expected to roll our four lines that are all capable of finding the net and a solid blueline anchored by captains Colin Grable and Lucas Salas. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis wraps up our hockey previews with a look at CBA: Don Bosco Prep Despite winning 20 games and making it to three tournament finals, Don Bosco has a chip on its shoulder coming into the new year. The Ironmen are bigger, faster and stronger in 2021, and don’t plan on falling short with as they’ll deploy a high-powered offense and a physical defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview: Rumson-Fair Haven Eric Zullo’s first season as RFH head coach saw the Bulldogs take a big step forward as a state ranked public school program thanks to a 16-3-3 record that featured a spot in the Public “C” quarterfinals and a Shore Conference Hanchden Cup championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to the Red Bank Armory to learn more about the 2021 Bulldogs: Bergen Catholic 2020 was a year that saw Bergen Catholic take a major step forward into becoming a state power. The Crusaders won their first Bergen County Tournament title, yet fell short in the Gordon Cup and Non-Public tournaments. Their sights are set on the state’s No. 1 ranking in 2021 behind an electric offense led by Aram Minnetian. JSZ’s Jay Cook features the Crusaders from Hackensack: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine The Hermits are eager to get back on the ice after opening round exits in the Gordon Cup and the state playoffs last season. St. Augustine finished .500 a year ago, and will count on a handful of key seniors to help the team compete in 2021. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits from The Igloo in Mt. Laurel: Morris Knolls After winning two straight Public A state titles and with 10 seniors returning to the mix, Morris Knolls has all the makings of entering 2021 as potentially the state’s top public school team. Jason Kwestel, Andrew Ryan and Tim Kepler will all wear C’s on their sweaters this year. With no state tournament this season, Knolls is wholly focused on winning the 2021 Mennen Cup. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by Aspen Ice in Randolph to preview the Golden Eagles: Westfield Finishing (15-8-2), Westfield fell short in the Union County Tournament final and was a game away from playing in Newark for a Public B championship in 2020. The Blue Devils graduated eight seniors but have a bevy of upperclassmen stepping into starting roles this year, which could be a determining factor in finishing during high-pressure situations. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the preview: Thank you to the office of Assemblymen Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Gloucester Catholic The Rams have reached the state semifinals the last three years in a row, and are looking to take the next step by capturing a Gordon Cup title this winter. Defenseman Jake Grace leads an experienced GC senior class, with the Rams hoping a talented group of sophomores will step into the spotlight this year. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview from Hollydell Ice Arena: Gloucester Catholic coverage is made possible by NJM Insurance. Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach The Warriors have won three straight Shore Conference Cups and will be challenged to go 4 for 4 with the departure of All-Zoners Matt Franzoni and Anthony Dowd but there’s still a lot of talent on the roster headlined by the Farinacci brothers (twins Michael and Chris along with James). Cousin John Farinacci fresh off a gold medal with Team USA at the World Juniors made an appearance at Warriors practice giving the team a big boost as they work towards the start of the 2021 season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from Jersey Shore Arena in Wall: Delbarton After securing only 10 wins and finishing the year at .500 last season, Delbarton is gladly turning the page to 2021. At least nine freshman and numerous other underclassmen saw significant ice time for the Green Wave in 2020 – but with a year of experience under their belts, head coach Bruce Shatel is expecting a turnaround season. Anchoring Delbarton this year will be talented senior goalie Brett Cleaves. JSZ’s Jay Cook makes the pit stop at Aspen Ice to preview Delbarton:
Estime Wins 2020 JSZ Zoneman, Signs with Notre Dame
What a day Friday was for Audric Estime. The St. Joe’s (Mont.) product is at the forefront of the New Jersey high school football world after it was announced Estime won the 2020 Zoneman Trophy, Jersey Sports Zone’s honor for the top player in New Jersey. Moments after accepting the honor, Estime sent shockwaves through the national college football recruiting world by announcing he’s be signing with the University of Notre Dame. Watch JSZ’s full breakdown of Estime’s huge day: Zoneman Breakdown Estime put up unprecedented numbers during the 2020 season. In the eight games St. Joe’s played, Estime delivered 1,838 yards and 22 touchdowns against the top competition in the state. Estime garnered votes from coaches and media in every corner of the state to take home the award. Notre Dame Signing Estime will be making plenty of waves with his announcement Friday to flip from his Michigan State commitment to his signing with Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are one of the top teams in America and Estime will be a jolt of energy to the program.
Vote Now for JSZ Defensive Touchdown of 2020!
Our recap of the 2020 football season continues. Jersey Sports Zone has the best defensive touchdowns from the Garden State this season. The poll is live with the best of the best scores from the defensive side of the ball. Polls will be open until Tuesday, December 15th at noon. Vote for your favorite play and tell a friend to check out the action. Take Our Poll JSZ Post Season Awards Calendar Who had the top play of the 2020 season? Who will win the Zoneman Player of the Year? Who is on our All-Zone team? All the answers to those questions can be found by following along with JSZ as we navigate through the dozens of awards coming down the pipeline in December. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in the coming weeks. JSZ Football Plays of the Year Special Teams TD of the Year: Monday, Dec. 7th through Wednesday, Dec. 9th.TD Pass Play of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 10th through Saturday, Dec. 12th.Defensive TD of the Year: Sunday, Dec. 13th through Tuesday, Dec. 15th.TD Run of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 16th through Friday. Dec. 18th.Sack of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 19th through Monday, Dec. 21st.2020 Overall Play of the Year (6 Plays of the Year winners): Monday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 23rd 2020 All-Zone Team Presentation Announcement of JSZ Zoneman Finalists (5 Player of the Year Finalists): Monday, Dec. 7th.JSZ Non-Public All-Zone Offense: Monday, Dec. 14th.JSZ Non-Public All Zone Defense: Tuesday, Dec. 15th.JSZ Public All-Zone Offense: Wednesday, Dec. 16th.JSZ Public All Zone Defense: Thursday, Dec. 17th.Zoneman Finalist Features: Friday, Dec.18th.Zoneman Trophy Announcement (virtual interview) Dec. 18th.
JSZ Camp Countdown: Preseason Football Previews for the 2020 Season
Football teams in New Jersey are currently preparing for the 2020 high school season in a preseason like no other. Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists are back pounding the pavement to cover the state and preview dozens of football programs leading up to Opening Day on Oct. 2. From now until then, our “JSZ Camp Countdown” series will highlight a new team daily in preparation for the season. Stop back in each day for a story on your favorite team, your crosstown rival or a team on the other end of New Jersey. Today’s JSZ Camp Countdown Feature: Timber Creek Major changes took place at Timber Creek this offseason as longtime head coach Rob Hinson joined the coaching staff at Rutgers. Brian Wright takes over for Hinson after eight seasons at Cherry Hill West. Wright now presides over one of the best rosters in the state highlighted by junior DE/WR Jihaad Campbell, and junior quarterback Donovan Leary. The Chargers also added senior running back, Temple-commit Johnny Martin, who transferred from Highland in the offseason. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story: Previous JSZ Camp Countdown Previews Scroll down to find a team’s preview, then click the name to watch! Week 1 8/17: Don Bosco Prep 8/18: Hammonton 8/19: Donovan Catholic 8/20: Ramapo 8/21: Absegami 8/22: Bridgewater-Raritan 8/23: Woodbridge Week 2 8/24: Paramus Catholic 8/25: Washington Township 8/26: Union 8/27: Holmdel 8/28: Seton Hall Prep 8/29: Lenape 8/30: Toms River North Week 3 8/31: Winslow 9/1: Sayreville 9/2: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 9/3: Wall 9/4: Hillside 9/5: Wayne Valley 9/6: St. Augustine Week 4 9/7: Holy Spirit 9/8: Westfield 9/9: Irvington 9/10: West Orange 9/11: Woodrow Wilson 9/12: Williamstown 9/13: Mater Dei Prep Week 5 9/14: Delbarton 9/15: Burlington Township 9/16: Red Bank Catholic 9/17: Pope John 9/18: Ridgewood 9/19: Red Bank Regional 9/20: Shawnee Week 6 9/21: DePaul Catholic 9/22: South Brunswick 9/23: Cedar Creek 9/24: Millville 9/25: St. Peter’s Prep 9/26: Timber Creek
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
Stellar Offense Leads Middlesex to Fourth Straight Win
Middlesex (6-1) picked up a fourth straight win following a 5-0 victory over Greater Middlesex Conference Gold Division rival Timothy Christian (3-3). Mikey Pajaro scored the game’s first goal on a penalty kick as Middlesex went ahead 2-0 at halftime. Mikey Pajaro also scored the game’s last goal which came on a penalty kick as […] 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.
Marzouk’s Monster Day Yields JSZ Game Ball
Aly Marzouk didn’t have a performance of the month. It wasn’t even the performance of the year. For him, his monstrous day against North Arlington in Week 3 yielded the performance of a lifetime. The Secaucus athlete had one of the most impressive stat lines we’ve seen so far this season. Marzouk handled 18 carries for 256 yards and four touchdowns on the ground while also hauling in three passes for 117 yards and another score in the air. To top it all off, Marzouk snagged 11 tackles and brought in an interception on defense. The Patriots ended up winning a 46-42 barnburner against NJIC conference foe North Arlington. Marzouk was nominated for, and won the fan vote, for our Week 3 North Jersey Game Ball. He brought in 13,144 votes to win the honor. JSZ’s Jay Cook presented Marzouk with his game ball during practice on Wednesday afternoon:
Watch Wednesday 9.22 JSZ Soccer Highlights
There was plenty of action on the pitch around the Garden State on Wednesday. Enjoy our sponsored highlights! Washington Twp. 0 Shawnee 0 (2OT) | Boys In a battle between two South Jersey Group 4 title contenders, the Minutemen and the Renegades came away with a draw after 100 minutes of scoreless soccer. Zack Masny made nine saves for Washington Township (1-1-1). Daniel Ferrer made six saves for Shawnee (4-0-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: The Boys and Girls Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Coverage of both Washington Township and Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Brick Township 1 Brick Memorial 1 (F-2OT) | Boys Billy Caruso scored on a second-half penalty kick for the Mustangs and the Dragons countered with Jayson Nardon’s sixth goal of the season to earn a draw with their crosstown rival. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the battle of Brick highlights from the Drum Point Soccer Complex Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Brick Township and Brick Memorial is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank
History at West Essex: Jill Cosse Wins 500th Career Game
Landmark win totals on the high school level are made possible by three things: great coaching, dedicated student athletes and supportive administrations. It would be an understatement to say Jill Cosse has had all of that in her successful and impressive tenure as the head field hockey coach at West Essex. Cosse entered Tuesday’s game against Montclair Kimberley with 499 career wins and reached the milestone 500 career win mark thanks to an 8-0 victory over the Cougars. West Essex – the consensus No. 1 ranked team in New Jersey – improved to 5-0 on the young season. They’ve only allowed one goal all through two weeks of competition. Cosse celebrated the achievement with alumni, former players and loved ones in the stands rooting her on. Now in her 25th season, her career record stands at 500-41-12. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Girls Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is able to highlight one boys and one girls game per week thanks to our partnership with OceanFirst Bank. They’re dedicated to helping us showcase the top moments in New Jersey high school athletics!
Hopewell Valley Girls Soccer Remains Undefeated
JSZ’s free sponsored content is made possible by our incredible sponsors. Enjoy these soccer highlights from 9.21 below. Hopewell Valley 6 West Windsor Plainsboro South 0 | Girls Hopewell Valley (6-0) remains undefeated following a 6-0 win over West Windsor-Plainsboro South (0-6). The Bulldogs went ahead 4-0 at halftime on goals from Nicola Mosionek, Lara Paolini, Sarah Yancey and Kate Tillman. Charlotte Barnes and Maura McGrath scored their first varsity goals to begin the second half. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and West Windsor-Plainsboro South coverage
Watch Tuesday 9.21 JSZ All-Access Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you three games of high school soccer around the state. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all of our coverage year round! Middle Twp. 3 Holy Spirit 2 | Girls In a battle between undefeated Cape-Atlantic League United Division teams, the Panthers built a 3-0 lead before hanging on to […] 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 Monday 9.20 JSZ Soccer Highlights
A new week begins with plenty of exciting action on the pitch. Enjoy the highlights! Bridgewater-Raritan 1 Franklin 0 | Boys Bridgewater-Raritan (4-1-1) picked up its third straight win with a close 1-0 victory over Skyland Conference Delaware Division rival Franklin (2-3). After a scoreless first half, Matt Haplin on an assist from Anthony D’Arco […] 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.
St. Benedict’s Tops Delbarton in Clash of NJ Titans
It’s been over a decade since perennial New Jersey powerhouses St. Benedict’s Prep and Delbarton last met on the pitch, so it’s no surprise that this matchup at the Delbarton Invitational Tournament had tons of eyes on it. The Gray Bees kept their undefeated season alive with a 3-0 win over the Green Wave. Ransford Gyan netted the lone goal in the first half and then Peter Yaro and Philder Fanes each netted goals in the second half. St. Benedict’s Prep went 2-0 at the weekend showcase with their first victory coming in a 7-2 victory over Haverford (Pa.). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week:
Riley Gunnels Wins JSZ South Jersey Week 2 Game Ball!
OCEAN CITY, NJ – Riley Gunnels has arrived for the Red Raiders, and the Ocean City faithful have plenty to be excited about. The junior quarterback turned in a tremendous performance in Ocean City’s Week 2 win over Absegami, going 8-of-12 through the air with 204 yards and four touchdowns. Gunnels received over 23,000 votes to take home the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 2 Game Ball. South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance.
Elite 11: Great Plays from Week 3 Vie for JSZ Top Play Belt
Another great week of high school football in New Jersey has 11 nominees captured by JSZ cameras for this week’s Top Play Belt. Check out the top plays and cast your vote! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and have 11 great nominees for our Week 3 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 our Week 1 and Week 2 Top Play Belt Winners – Jared Tynes of North Brunswick and Tommy Amanwkaa of Hillsborough! Congratulations to our Week 1 and Week 2 Top Play Wi
Week Three JSZ Game Ball Polls are Live!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
“The Peter’s Special” gives Marauders dramatic double OT win in Jersey City
St. Peter’s Prep and Seton Hall Prep gave us one of the early nominees for New Jersey high school football game of the year in 2021. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction from the Marauders 22-21 double-overtime win in JSZ’s OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week St. Peter’s Prep 22 Seton Hall Prep 21 (2OT) Avery Powell blocked a game-winning field goal attempt in the first overtime and Champ Long scored on a Philly Special two-point conversion in double overtime to give St. Peter’s Prep a 22-21 thriller in Jersey City. Seton Hall Prep rallied from 14-0 down to tie the game early in the third quarter. The Pirates defense made a stop in the first overtime before Powell’s block. Danny Easter caught an 11 yard TD pass in the second overtime to give Seton Hall Prep a 21-14 lead. St. Peter’s Prep countered with a Sam Slade one-yard TD run setting the stage for the dramatic game-winning two-point play. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Caven Point: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with Ocean First Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to Ocean First Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns!
Watch Saturday 9.18 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 3 wraps up with plenty of great games all over the state! Enjoy the highlights! A great week of high school football closes out with five more games on the JSZ Week 3 Saturday menu. Head over to our homepage to watch our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week, a double-overtime thriller between St. […] 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 Friday 9.17 JSZ Football Highlights
JSZ had cameras all over the state on Friday night, with highlights coming in all night long! Another great edition of Friday Night Lights Jersey style! We’ve got six games from around the state. Thanks to our JSZ All-Access members for signing on to catch all the action. Watch our teaser with a look at […] 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.
Tommy Amankwaa of Hillsborough Takes Home Week Two Top Play Belt
Tommy Amankwaa is Hillsborough’s ultimate clutch player. In the Raiders 21-14 win over Phillipsburg, Amankwaa scored on a key 58 yard touchdown to tie the game late in the fourth quarter. He would also have the go ahead score and game ending interception in overtime. The fans have spoken and he is our Week Two Top Play Winner, this is the second time in his career Tommy Amankwaa has taken home a JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch his ceremony below:
North Brunswick’s Jared Tynes Wins Week One Top Play Belt
North Brunswick has quickly emerged as one of the Big Central’s premiere Group 5 programs in 2021. The Raiders are 2-0, outscoring opponents 90-48 thanks to big playmakers like running back Jared Tynes. Tynes had 55 yard touchdown to help the Raiders open the lead to 21-7 before halftime. North Brunswick would take the matchup 56-21. The fans have spoken and he is JSZ’s Week Three Top Play Winner.
Watch Thursday 9.16 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 3 begins with a handful of Thursday night games around the Garden State! Enjoy all the highlights now with your JSZ All-Access Pass. Bayonne 53 Kearny 6 Christian Ashe wasted no time showing out in Bayonne’s home opener. Ashe compiled 292 yards and four touchdowns on only nine touches (seven catches, two carries) as […] 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.
Marlboro’s Mendes wins Central Jersey Week 2 Game Ball
Jersey Sports Zone pays a visit to Marlboro Mustangs practice to honor Zach Mendes for his outstanding performance against Matawan Zach Mendes had three first-quarter touchdowns and 77 yards on the ground to spark Marlboro to a 35-20 season-opening win against Matawan. Zach is the winner of JSZ’s Central Jersey Week 2 Game Ball. Jersey Sports Zone stopped by Marlboro practice on the eve of their road matchup with Neptune to present Zach with his Game Ball: Thanks to everyone who voted last week. This Sunday, we’ll have 10 more Central Jersey nominees for a JSZ Game Ball. If you want to nominate a great performance email Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Dean DeNobile Wins JSZ North Jersey Week 2 Game Ball!
DENVILLE, NJ — Morris Catholic quarterback Dean DeNobile continues to impress in Morris County. The Crusaders’ signalcaller stepped up and led his team to a 2OT win in a thriller last week against Madison. DeNobile passed for 357 yards and 4 touchdowns in the winning effort while also scoring the game-clinching two-point conversion in a 29-28 victory. He was nominated for, and won, our North Jersey Week 2 Game Ball for his performance. DeNobile brought in 11,327 votes – good for 35.5 percent of the total votes in the fan poll. JSZ’s Jay Cook presented Dean with his game ball before practice on Wednesday afternoon:
Watch Wednesday 9.15 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Pennington 7 Princeton Day 0 | Boys After a three game season last year, national prep power Pennington (2-0) has been on a scoring frenzy in 2021. Following their 7-0 win over Princeton Day (1-2), the Red Raiders have now scored 14 goals in their first two matchups. Aidan Keith and Gabe DiPierro got 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 Tuesday 9.14 JSZ Soccer Highlights
There was plenty of action on the pitch on Tuesday, and JSZ had the cameras rolling! Pingry 3 Hunterdon Central 2 (2OT) | Boys Anthony Bugliari scored a golden goal in double overtime for the second straight game to give the #1 ranked team in New Jersey another dramatic win. Evan Vasquez scored both goals […] 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.
Delsea blanks Williamstown to remain undefeated on the season
The Crusaders keep its red-hot start to 2021 going by picking up its fourth-straight shutout in a win over the Braves in Tri-County Conference action. Senior Leah Marsh got the party going for Delsea (4-0) with a goal in the opening minute. VMI-commit Riley Boucher added a goal in the second half to put the exclamation point on the victory. Junior Arianna Myers racked up nine saves on her way to getting the clean sheet in net for the Crusaders. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: JSZ will present extended highlights and reaction from one boys and one girls game weekly, sponsored by OceanFirst Bank. Coverage of Williamstown is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Coverage of Delsea is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Manasquan’s Roy commits to Boston University
One of the state’s top guards is on his way to the Patriot League. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of the newest Boston Terrier! Ben Roy has been the catalyst on one of Jew Jersey’s most successful public teams over the last three years. The Manasquan point guard has given a verbal commitment to play Division I basketball in the Patriot League for Boston University. Roy made the announcement on his Instagram: Roy has been part of a Manasquan team that has a 43-1 record over the past two years. In 2020, the Warriors had their season end prior to the state semifinals due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Warriors played a rugged schedule and ran the table highlighted by a Shore Conference championship win over Marlboro. Roy has over 1,000 career points despite two shortened seasons and has held his own against some of New Jersey’s top competition. Watch Roy’s dynamic junior year highlight reel:
Cedar Grove Downs Wallkill Valley, Opens at 2-0
Cedar Grove used a well-balanced and aggressive brand of offense to begin their 2021 campaign at 2-0. The Panthers, led by dynamic southpaw Alfonso Lombardi, raced out to a 21-7 lead at halftime and would eventually secure a 42-7 win over Wallkill Valley. The Panthers opened their season down in Florida last week and topped […] 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 Monday 9.13 JSZ Soccer Highlights
A new week begins with some great games on the pitch. Enjoy the highlights! Hammonton 2 Egg Harbor Twp. 1 | Boys The Blue Devils fell behind early, but quickly battled back to earn a statement win on the road. Tyler Lowe and Gavin West scored goals in the victory for Hammonton (2-1). Jackson Griffith […] 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.
9/11 and N.J. Football: 20 Years Later
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States left an indelible mark on the tri-state area still felt two decades later. On the 20th anniversary this past weekend, the New Jersey high school football community rallied to honor, support and celebrate the lives of those lost on that fateful day. Jersey Sports Zone presents a special video essay centered around a weekend full of memories.
Bruising runs, great grabs and defense vie for JSZ Week 2 Top Play Belt!
Once again, JSZ cameras captured some incredible plays around the state! Watch the best of the best from Week 2 and cast your vote for the Top Play! JSZ’s Week 2 coverage featured three days of games around New Jersey. Every Sunday, we post the best plays captured by our cameras to see who can earn JSZ’s Top Play Belt. Watch the video below and cast your vote. The polls are open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll head to practice and present the Top Play Belt to this week’s winner. Thanks again to everyone for watching our videos and honoring high school athletes all year long. Congratulations to St. Peter’s Prep senior Erik Perez on winning the Week 0 Top Play Belt!
JSZ Polls are Back! Get Voting for Week 2 Football Game Balls
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@JerseySportsZone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@JerseySportsZone.com.
DePaul Catholic Stuns SJR in Dominant Shutout
For the better part of a decade, St. Joe’s (Mont.) has had DePaul Catholic’s number. That all changed Saturday when the Spartans delivered one of the biggest wins they’ve had in years. DePaul Catholic defeated SJR for the second time since 2009 and won in Montvale for the first time since 1972 after a dominant performance on both sides of the ball. The Spartans’ defense shined and allowed only 65 yards on the day. Tyler Brown scored a 14-yard touchdown and kicked a 19-yard field goal in the winning effort, while AJ Rodriguez hit Marshawn Ferguson for a two-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Ferguson compiled 105 yards on six catches. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and reaction from a rousing win for DePaul Catholic: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe’s (Mont.) is brought to you by Rothman Orthpaedics. Thanks to OceanFirst Bank, we’re able to provide extended highlights of one boys and girls game each week.
Watch Saturday 9.11 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 wraps up with another full slate of Saturday games. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Week Two comes to a close with six more games of JSZ coverage around the state. Jay Cook has the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week between DePaul Catholic and St. Joe-Montvale (available […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Hillsborough Beats Phillipsburg in OT
Hillsborough 21 Phillipsburg 14 OT Phillipsburg (0-2) suffered more than just a loss in the record books during its week one bout with St. Joe’s (Montvale); the Stateliners plagued by injuries following the game were without their starting quarterback Tristen Canzano and fullback Ra’Quan Dixon for their matchup with Hillsborough (2-0). P-Burg raced out to a 14-0 lead on back to back scores from Xavier Moore in the first quarter before the Raiders cut the deficit to 14-6 at halftime. In the fourth quarter Thomas Amankwaa not only tied the game on a 58 yard touchdown run, but also gave Hillsborough the go-ahead score in overtime and sealed the night with a clutch interception. Amankwaa rushed for 161 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: These free highlights brought to you by the Garnett Booster Club. Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage.
Watch Friday 9.10 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 features plenty of great games all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! Thanks for getting your JSZ All-Access pass to watch our full Friday night football coverage. We’ve got four games from around the state in addition to Hillsborough’s win over Phillipsburg (available to everyone […] 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.
Mainland Finds Late Magic vs. Hammonton
Mainland 14 Hammonton 13 Trailing 13-0 for most of the night, the Mustangs stormed back with a pair of 4th quarter touchdowns and a key 2-point conversion to stun the Blue Devils. Ja’Briel Mace and Marlon Leslie both scored TDs in the victory for Mainland. Noah Torres forced a pair of fumbles, while Joe Sheeran […] 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.
Cami Silvestro strikes gold in OT to lift Eastern past Shawnee
Eastern starts the 2021 season with high expectations, but will need some fresh faces to step up due to injuries for the top-ranked team in the Garden State. Senior captain Cami Silvestro will play a huge role for the Vikings this season, helping a young team get up-to-speed. The Army-commit scored both goals including the game-winner in OT to lift Eastern to a thrilling, season-opening win over Olympic Conference foe Shawnee. Freshman Julia Tepes scored the lone goal in the loss for the Renegades. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: JSZ will present extended highlights and reaction from one boys and one girls game weekly, sponsored by OceanFirst Bank. Coverage of Eastern and Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Thursday 9.9 JSZ Soccer Highlights
JSZ continues to put girls soccer in the spotlight in the opening week of the season. In addition to our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week, we’ve got two more great matchups on the pitch on a rainy Thursday in New Jersey. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch the highlights Red Bank Catholic 3 […] 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.
Erik Perez Wins Week Zero Top Play Belt!
Erik Perez and the St. Peter’s Prep defense had one heck of a season opener in Week Zero. Perez snagged an interception in the second quarter and brought it to the house for a 31-yard pick six. That defensive touchdown helped the Marauders secure a 61-0 win over Paramus Catholic to begin the year 1-0. Perez’s touchdown was put up as a nominee for the Week Zero Top Play belt and he won the fan poll by securing 15,724 votes (38.1 percent) in the voting process. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by St. Peter’s Prep’s team dinner on Thursday to present Perez with his award:
Zaiden James’ OT Golden Goal Lifts SHP to Season-Opening Win
Seton Hall Prep enters 2021 with lofty expectations – PrepSoccer.net has the Pirates listed as the No. 7 ranked team in the country. That, however, didn’t stop Montclair Kimberley Academy from giving Seton Hall Prep everything they had. One of the best annual matchups in Essex County, this showdown between the Pirates and Cougars went down to the wire and saw the West Orange-based private school win 2-1 in a thriller. Zaiden James’ header in the 87th minute proved to be the difference as Seton Hall Prep emerged from their season-opener as winners. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: JSZ will present extended highlights and reaction from one boys and one girls game weekly, sponsored by OceanFirst Bank. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is made possible by “One on One with Steve Adubato.”
Watch Wednesday 9.8 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Opening week soccer continues around the state. JSZ brings you the start of our girls soccer coverage along with more boys action. Get your JSZ All-Access Pass to watch it all NOW. Triton 4 Delsea 3 | Boys The Mustangs led 2-0 at the half before falling behind 3-2 late in the second half. Max […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 9.7 Opening Day JSZ Soccer Highlights
The 2021 soccer season kicks off with terrific action all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! CBA 3 Long Branch 1 Dylan Cupo took a feed from Will Thygeson to break a 1-1 tie in the 62nd minute and give the Colts and opening day victory in the Shore Conference. Jake Homowitz and Dylan […] 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.
Vote for the JSZ Week 1 Top Play Belt!
It’s time to vote on the best play the JSZ cameras captured from Week 1 of the New Jersey high school football season! We have a plethora of thrilling plays to choose from this week, so get those votes in as often as you like before the poll closes on Thursday at 3pm.
Howard, Bermudez put on show at Rutgers to get Cedar Creek to 2-0
The Rumble on the Raritan wrapped up with a Monday afternoon WJFL matchup betwen Cedar Creek and Willingboro. Get your JSZ All-Acess pass to watch some incredible scoring plays from SHI Stadium on Labor Day! Cedar Creek 36 Willingboro 0 Ja’Quan Howard had four touchdowns and JoJo Bermudez had a 58-yard TD catch to highlight […] 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.
Kennedy Rumbles on the Raritan to give RFH a dominating win
RFH QB Colin Kennedy paced the Bulldogs to one of the early surprises in the 2021 high school football season. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson-Fair haven and Wall in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week Rumson-Fair Haven 35 Wall 0 | Rumble on the Raritan Colin Kennedy had three TD runs and a 32-yard TD pass in a sensational performance and the RFH defense held Wall to 35 yards and just one first down in a 35-0 win at SHI Stadium in Rutgers. Kennedy had 131 yards rushing and 71 yards passing while Geoff Schroeder added 84 yards on the ground to go along with a TD run. Wall gave up just 38 points in a 7-0 season with a large number of defensive starters returning. RFH was a perfect 4-4 in TD drives in the first half. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with Ocean First Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to Ocean First Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns!
Watch Sunday 9.5 JSZ Football Highlights
After a two day delay, the Rumble on the Raritan showcase is back home at SHI Stadium on the campus of Rutgers University. JSZ has highlights from Bernards’ impressive win over division rival Hillside, plus a high-scoring shootout between Northern Highlands and Somerville. Stay tuned for all the action later tonight on Jersey Sports Zone! […] 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.
St. Joe’s and Phillipsburg Football Meet On Saturday Night
Week one of JSZ’s high school football coverage continues with a match up between two of New Jersey’s most storied programs going head to head under the lights on Saturday night. After starting the 2021 season 0-1, St. Joseph (Montvale) was slated to hit the road for Maryland, but last minute cancellations found them heading to the state’s most winningest football town, Phillipsburg. The Stateliners held Joe’s to a 14-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter before a fumble returned for a touchdown by Smiechowski and a late score from Yasin Willis sealed the game. Jaden Wimberly had two touchdown receptions. Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Phillipsburg: These free highlights are courtesy the Garnett Booster Club. Thank you to Rothman Orthopaedics for sponsoring our St. Joseph (Montvale) coverage.
Watch Saturday 9.4 JSZ Football Highlights
Bragging rights are on the line as a number of NJ teams take on squads from New York as part of the Rumble on the Raritan. Be sure to check back throughout the night to watch all of the action! Thanks for supporting Jersey Sports Zone with your JSZ All-Access pass. Saturday brought another great […] 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 Friday 9.3 JSZ Football Highlights
Week One continues with a tremendous slate of Friday night games. Enjoy the highlights as they come in! JSZ spans the state to bring you five more great games around New Jersey. Thanks again for getting your All-Access Pass and allowing us to capture great moments from New Jersey high school sports every single day. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 9.2 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 1 begins with a full slate of Thursday night games all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the exciting action! Jersey Sports Zone kicks off five straight days of high school football coverage in Week 1 with six games around New Jersey on Thursday night. Watch our […] 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.
The Top Play Belt is BACK! Vote for the best
Jersey Sports Zone’s 2021 high school football coverage with great Week 0 coverage around the state. Check out the best plays captured by JSZ cameras and cast your vote for Top Play from the opening weekend Each week, Jersey Sports Zone will take the ten best plays our cameras capture to ask our audience to vote for the best play from New Jersey high school football. The 2021 season kicked off with great action around the state. Watch our Week 0 Top Plays and cast your vote now. The polls are open now through Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt.
Watch Sunday 8.29 JSZ Football Highlights
The Battle at the Beach wraps up on Sunday…in Camden County!?!? Flooding in Ocean City forces games to be moved elsewhere, as JSZ has highlights from a doubleheader at Camden Catholic. Cedar Creek 52 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 0 | Battle at the Beach The Pirates jumped on the Raiders from the start and never looked back, […] 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.
Millville Sends Message, Downs Union at “Battle at the Beach”
The marquis game from a weekend of football at the inaugural “Battle at the Beach” showcase in Ocean City pitted two of New Jersey’s top public school programs – and the top recruits from those respective schools – against one another in a 31-28 thriller just blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen led Millville with 113 yards and a rushing touchdown but it was freshman Lotzier Brooks stole the show. Only 14 years old and playing in his first varsity game, Brooks scored on a 65-yard kick-off return touchdown and burned the Farmers defense with an 86-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Rutgers commit Davison Igbinosun shined for Union in the loss – he had an interception and his physicality set the tone to a tough, hard-nosed game all night long. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from our Week 0 OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: Watch JSZ’s Friday and Saturday Week 0 Coverage Jersey Sports Zone hit the ground running to start the 2021 season and we have highlights from handfuls of games on opening weekend. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to watch Friday night’s highlights as well as Saturday’s, too. Our team of MMJ’s will also be out Sunday covering another pair of games from Ocean City.
Watch Saturday 8.28 JSZ Football Highlights
The opening weekend of the 2021 football season continues as JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of Day 2 of the Battle at the Beach, plus a showdown between St. Joe’s Montvale and Maryland powerhouse Good Counsel. Thanks to everyone who signed up for our JSZ All-Access pass. We’ve got four games in the All-Access section from […] 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 Friday 8.27 JSZ Football Highlights
High school football returns with action all over the state, including the inaugural Battle at the Beach showcase event in Ocean City. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the action! Thank you for supporting Jersey Sports Zone with your All-Access pass. Every new subscriber we add to our team allows to showcase […] 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.
Montclair Immaculate’s Zeigler makes SEC commitment
JSZ All-Zone guard Zakai Zeigler was electric in his senior season with Montclair Immaculate. Click on the story to see where he’ll be playing college basketball! Zakai Zeigler is heading to Rocky Top. The JSZ All-Zone guard gave a verbal commitment to play in the SEC for the Tennessee Volunteers. Zeigler was set to attend a prep school in 2021-22 but has reclassified and will join the Vols this season. Zeigler averaged over 20 points per game in his senior season for Montclair Immaculate along with nearly 5 assists a night. Zeigler made the announcement via his social media channels (image courtesy 247 Sports) Check our JSZ’s senior highlight reel of Zeigler turning in big performances against state power Manasquan and Bergen Catholic
Red Bank Regional gives young Bucs a taste of Friday Night Lights
The Red Bank AYF Under 8 football team got a chance to see what it’s like to play high school football when they paid a visit to Red Bank Regional’s varsity football camp and had a chance to scrimmage the Bucs Shane Fallon built the Rumson-Fair Haven football program into one of the state’s most consistent winners and is back on the sidelines looking to do the same thing at Red Bank Regional. Fallon’s first training camp at RBR is already making an impact. In an effort to unite the community, Fallon invited the Under-8 Red Bank AYF football team to come to the end of practice and stage a scrimmage with the varsity Bucs under the lights at Red Bank Regional’s new turf stadium. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story of high school athletes serving as role models to youngsters and giving them a taste of what’s to come Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply
Roxbury Athletes Noted for JSZ Spring Game Balls
Hailey Errichiello and Jamie Hawley both emerged as standouts on Roxbury’s softball and baseball teams, respectively, this past spring. This duo of Gaels both won JSZ Week 5 North Jersey Spring game balls for top-notch performances. On May 22, Errichiello threw a five inning complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts in an impressive showing against Chatham. Errichiello, who was only a freshman, also shined at the plate and went 2-4 with a home run and four RBI in a 10-0 win. Jamie Hawley won his game ball after a big day at the dish in a 9-1 win over Mount Olive in the Morris County Tournament semifinals. Hawley went 2-2 and delivered hammered a grand slam and a single to help his team advance in the county tournament. Congratulations to both players! Roxbury HS principal Dominick Miller presents Hailey Errichiello with her JSZ Week 5 North Jersey game ball! Roxbury’s Jamie Hawley is presented with his JSZ Week 5 North Jersey game ball by Roxbury HS principal Dominick Miller!
SJV’s Peterson signs to wrestle at Rutgers
The Scarlet Knights get one of the nation’s top wrestlers. Check out Dean Peterson’s best from his stellar high school career at St. John Vianney! Dean Peterson was a long-time commitment to Princeton University, but on Friday evening, Rutgers announced that the 2-time state champ from St. John Vianney has signed to wrestle in Piscataway with the Scarlet Knights. BOOM! We would like to officially welcome 2X NJSIAA state champion Dean Peterson to #RFamily!#RelentlessPursuit | #GoRU https://t.co/svzoJJjvCu— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) August 13, 2021 Peterson won 72 straight matches as a sophomore and junior on the way to two straight state championships. He vaulted to #1 nationally at 126 pounds but didn’t wrestle in his senior season due to a injury. He was 108-2 in his high school career as he will be eligible immediately for Rutgers and could wrestle at 125 or 133 pounds. Check out Peterson’s big moments from his high school career:
Lenape’s Simpson Commits to Rutgers
Lenape standout Derek Simpson is staying in the Garden State to compete at the next level. The Indians star averaged 21 points per game during his junior season in Medford, leading Lenape to a (10-4) record. He’s set to enter his senior season as one of the top returning guards in NJ. On Sunday, Simpson announced his commitment to Rutgers, choosing the Scarlet Knights over ten other D1 offers. Chop nation what’s up🪓🪓 pic.twitter.com/5yMiitBJur— Derek Simp (@derek_simp) August 8, 2021 Check out Simpson’s junior season highlight reel, and his 2021 JSZ All-Zone profile:
Delbarton’s Caughey commits to Stanford
Pat Caughey was a high-impact player for Delbarton’s 6-0 team in 2021. Watch the highlight reel of the newest Pac 12 commit! Delbarton’s three-star defensive end Pat Caughey has given a verbal commitment to play FBS football at Stanford. Caughey made the commitment on his social media channels COMMITTED #CARDCLASS22@Coach_Diron @CoachDavidShaw @StanfordFball pic.twitter.com/eMubcI6x9N— Pat Caughey (@patcaughey1) August 1, 2021 Caughey only had six games in his junior season but made a big impact pressuring quarterbacks to help the Green Wave go a perfect 6-0. Check out Pat’s junior season highlights:
NJ trio commits to Boston hockey powers
Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco hockey share the headlines with two of the state’s top players committing to play Division I hockey in Boston. Watch JSZ highlight reels of Aram Minnetian and Don Bosco’s Sal Guzzo and Drew Forstescue. Click on the story to find out where they will be playing in college! August 1 is not usually a hockey headline day but two of New Jersey’s best on the ice made commitments to elite Division I programs. Aram Minnetian, Begen Catholic – Boston College commit Considered a 5-star prospect, Minnetian scored 29 goals in his freshman and sophomore campaigns with Bergen Catholic. Selected for the US National Development Under 17 team, Minnetian was also drafted in the OHL in the 7th round by the London Knights. He joins a Boston College program that is perenially a top-10 ranked team, finishing 6th in the final national poll of the 2021 season after a 17-6-1 campaign. Check out Minnetian’s magic during his two seasons at Bergen Catholic: Drew Fortescue, Don Bosco Prep – Boston College commit The Ironmen blueliner will join Boston College – giving his commitment one day after Guzzo and Minnetian. The 6’3 junior had a 1 goal, 2 assist effort against Gloucester Catholic in the Gordon Cup finals. Fortescue is on the US National Development Under 17 team. Check out Fortescue’s offensive-minded highlights from his sophomore campaign: Sal Guzzo, Don Bosco Prep – Harvard commit Like Minnnetian, Guzzo is a part of the US National Development Under 17 team along with teammates Ryan Fine and Fortescue. Guzzo had 12 goals and 19 assists in just over a season playing for the Ironmen. Guzzo gives his verbal commitment to play in Boston at Harvard. Check out Sal’s memorable moments from his first two seasons at Don Bosco:
RFH’s Boyle wins Under Armour All-American MVP
Rumson-Fair Haven’s Chase Boyle was named the MVP of the Under Armour All-American girls lacrosse game. Check out JSZ’s interview with the Loyola Greyhound and check out her incredible senior year highlight reel! The Under-Armour All-American girls lacrosse game featured the top 44 players in the country July 31 in Baltimore. Pingry’s Kevin Parnham was the lone representative on the boys side while eight New Jersey products were showcased in the nationally televised game. Rumson-Fair Haven’s Chase Boyle was named the MVP of the game following two goals, two assists, and three forced turnovers helping the North team to a 16-8 win over South. Clearview’s Hailey Russo scored a goal for the South team while Haddonfield’s McKenzie Blake (2 goals) and St. John Vianney’s Alexis Lauricella (1 goal) also scored in the showcase game. Boyle playing big-time lacrosse in Baltimore is just a precursor as her college career will begin for the Loyola Greyhounds, who finished 9th in the 2021 NCAA national polls. JSZ caught up with the MVP following her memorable performance. JSZ: You found out that you were named the MVP of the Under Armour All-American game during ESPN’s national broadcast. What was that moment like? Boyle: Honestly, that was probably one of the craziest moments of my life. I was playing with all these girls who are amazing and I was wondering why they wanted to interview me after the game. When he told me I was shocked and I still can’t believe it. JSZ: The game featured the best 44 players in the nation. How would you describe the level of talent on the field compared to a typical high school game? Boyle: The level of play was so high and the game was so intense. Playing alongside the best girls in the nation was such a fun opportunity. It’s crazy going from high school play to what that was. It gave me a glimpse of what the next level is going to be like. JSZ: You were one of eight New Jersey players representing the state with the nation’s best. What did it mean for you to represent NJ lacrosse on the national stage? Boyle: Being able to represent New Jersey in a game like that was amazing. I’m so proud of where I came from and I am so grateful for getting the chance to rep Jersey on a national level. Also getting the chance to play with and against my Jersey girls again was so exciting. JSZ: Your coaches from Loyola were able to watch you shine in your new hometown. What have they told you about your role on a team that finished in the top ten in the 2021 national polls? Boyle: Having my coaches watching and cheering for me there was surreal. Next year, whether I’m on the field or cheering my team on from the sidelines, I just hope to win some titles and have fun doing it. I can’t wait to go and play high-level lacrosse with some of the best players in the nation. JSZ: Your incredible three-sport career at Rumson-Fair Haven is now officially over. What was your experience like at RFH and what will you remember most about your high school career? Boyle: The four years I spent at RFH were my favorite years of my life. I cannot begin to state the amount of love I have for the school and the athletic programs and everything in between. Being able to play three sports throughout my years allowed me to make so many friends and create the best memories ever. And although we’ve won so many championships in all different sports the one thing I will remember most is the culture and the community RFH provides for everyone. Every person at that school whether it be a teacher or a student is so supportive of one another and that is something I will never forget. I wouldn’t trade my time at RFH for the world and while it’s sad to see it all go I’m excited to start my new chapter. In case you missed it, here’s a look back at Chase Boyle’s sensational senior season leading Rumson-Fair Haven to a state title and the first T of C girls lacrosse victory in school history: NJ Under Armour All-Americans Boys Kevin Parnham, Pingry (Penn State) Girls McKenzie Blake, Haddonfield (Princeton) Chase Boyle, Rumson-Fair Haven (Loyola) Alexis Lauricella, St. John Vianney (Harvard) Margaret Lawler, Moorestown (Ohio State) Jordyn Lipkin, Millburn (Maryland) Olivia Pikiell, Ridge (North Carolina) Hailey Russo, Clearview (Maryland) Reilly Traynor, Red Bank Catholic (Duke)
Ranney’s Lewis lands in Charlotte in 2nd round of NBA Draft
One of New Jersey’s most dynamic athletes has achieved his NBA dream. Look back on the amazing JSZ chronicle of Ranney’s Scottie Lewis and the beginning of his journey to the NBA Ranney’s Scottie Lewis was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets with the #56 overall pick. Lewis spent two seasons at the University of Florida and earned his shot in the NBA thanks to his incredible athleticism and lock-down defensive ability. Lewis teamed with Bryan Antoine (Villanova) to give Ranney its first Tournament of Champions title in 2019. The McDonald’s All-American provided one of the great JSZ mixtapes in our history with his high flying dunks and endless energy: Lewis was a two-time JSZ All-Zone selection. Jersey Sports Zone chronicled his career by showing all 82 dunks captured by our cameras in chronological order: Lewis had a significant impact off the court. He hosted an annual Hoops for Homeless charity game and organized a peaceful protest in the Black Lives Matter movement in Asbury Park:
Kuminga goes to Golden State Warriors at #7 in NBA Draft
Jonathan Kuminga continues the NJ connection in the NBA after being selected early in the 2021 NBA Draft. Watch Kuminga’s great moments during his one season with the Patrick School! The Patrick School has produced a lot of NBA talent over the years headlined by Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving. Now, Jonathan Kuminga adds to the legacy after being selected in the first round by the Golden State Warriors at #7 overall. A native of the Congo, Kuminga came to the United States at the age of 13 and went to three different high schools on the way to becoming one of the most sought-after recruits in basketball. Kuminga spent one season playing New Jersey high school basketball averaging 16 points per game and making JSZ’s All-Zone team in 2020. He opted out of college and instead went on to play one season in the NBA’s G-League to prepare himself for his professional career. Check out JSZ’s highlight reel of the newest NBA lottery pick:
Top 10 Softball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2021 softball season was much anticipated after no play last year and teams gave fans much to cheer about as JSZ captured the best walk-offs, strike outs, comebacks and much more from around the diamond in New Jersey. Capping off our summer recap series, here is the Top 10 softball games of the year. No. 10: Verona wins it in 12! A marathon between Mahwah and Verona to reach the NJSIAA Group 2 Softball Final ended after twelve innings when a close play at the plate led the Hillbillies to victory on 6/15. Jay Cook has all the action: No. 9: Sophia Mount K’s 15 to reach Group 4 Final In her first Varsity season, Livingston freshman Sophia Mount pitched a 15 strike out, two hit gem to advance the Lancers to the Group 4 Final on 6/15. Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 8: Cranford reigns supreme in Union County Cranford hoisted its first Union County Championship in nearly two decades following a 12 strike out performance from Morrigan Gardiner on 5/27. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez recaps the evening: No. 7: Clayton Lady Clippers are finally State Champions Clayton had a memorable 2021, the Lady Clippers went 28-2 for their best season in school history and Meadow Lake’s one hitter, 10 strike outs led Clayton to the Group 1 State Championship, the program’s first on 6/17. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: No. 6: Morris Catholic parties like it’s 1986 Morris Catholic’s 35 year wait for a State Title ended on 6/18 when the Crusaders defeated Lodi Immaculate 11-1 for the Non-Public B Championship. Jay Cook recaps the evening: No. 5: Robbinsville takes Group 2 Final No strangers to Championship hardware, it was an unexpected season for an underclassmen heavy Robbinsville team as they entered the Tournament of Champions for the first time since 2018, following their Group 2 Final win on 6/17. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: No. 4: Livingston walks off with Group 4 Title in 8 Livingston fought for their right to celebrate the program’s first ever State Championship with an eight inning 3-2 Group 4 Title win over Hillsborough on 6/19. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was there for all the action: No. 3: Donovan Catholic leaves no doubt as NJ’s best team in TOC Final There was not much debate as to who was the best team to end the 2021 season. Donovan Catholic went 29-1 with their best performance coming in the Tournament of Champion Final on 6/20. The Griffins bested Livingston 18-5 with 17 runs coming in the third inning. Rich Chrampanis has the call: No. 2: Metzger pitches Colts Neck to Group 3 Championship Ava Metzger left no doubt as the Garden State’s premiere pitcher. The Colts Neck senior and Gatorade’s Player of the Year struck out 320 batters in 2021 with eight coming in the Cougar’s 2-0 win over Cranford in the Group 3 State Final for their first ever title on 6/18. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was there: No. 1: Adriana Romano’s 6 RBI’s leads epic comeback for Non-Public A Title Hope seemed lost for Donovan Catholic as the Griffins were down to their last out, trailing by three in the bottom of the seventh of the Non-Public A Final. Adrian Romano having already hit one home run, belted a second with two base runners on to tie the game as Donovan Catholic would go on to win 8-7 in 10 innings. Romano went 3-4 for six RBI’s and also racked up eight strike outs while allowing just one earned run in relief. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Seton Hall University:
GSB’s Anglin Commits to Georgetown
One of New Jersey’s top sharpshooters has found his college home. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Gill St. Bernard’s dynamic guard Denver Anglin Denver Anglin piled up 19 Division offers following a fantastic junior season at Gill St. Bernard’s and on the AAU circuit with NY Renaissance. Anglin gave a verbal commitment to play at Georgetown University. they doubted me my whole life but now look at me😤 #GoHoyas #calmkilla #973 pic.twitter.com/nShO6tEtlt— Denver Anglin (@AnglinDenver) July 28, 2021 Anglin was selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team in 2020 and 2021. As a junior, he averaged 27.8 points per game and became one of New Jersey’s top sharpshooters. Check out Anglin’s highlight reel to see what the Hoyas are getting:
Top 10 Baseball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2021 baseball season brought an unprecedented level of anticipation, with teams chomping at the bit to return to the field and chase a state title. What transpired was one of the best seasons in recent memory for NJ baseball. Our summer recap series continues with the top 10 baseball games of the year. No. 10: Bishop Eustace wins Diamond Classic The Crusaders capped off an impressive run through the bracket by shutting down a red-hot Williamstown squad to take home the championship in the 47th Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 9: Panzini’s 12 K gem powers RBC to SCT title Shane Panzini turned in one of his best performances of the season, tossing six shutout innings and striking out twelve to help Red Bank Catholic win the Shore Conference Tournament title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 8: Coppola K’s 17 against rival Cedar Grove Pierce Coppola found another gear on the mound, striking out 17 in Verona’s 4-0 win over rival Cedar Grove. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 7: Mainland walks it off against Don Bosco under the lights in Trenton Mainland brought some of its “Mustang Magic” to Arm & Hammer Stadium in Trenton, walking it off in dramatic fashion against Don Bosco. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 6: Joe Stanzione slugs Midd. South to Group 4 title game Joe Stanzione made his mark in Middletown South baseball lore in the Group 4 semifinals. Stanzione hit a pair of home runs and followed it up with a walk off single to send the Eagles to the state title game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 5: St. Joe’s (Montvale) wins state title, secures #1 spot in NJ The Green Knights capped off an incredible 2021 season by winning its first Non-Public A state title since 2004 and securing the number one ranking in the state. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 4: Ocean City wins a marathon to bring home 1st state title They say you never forget your first, and in Ocean City, they will never forget the 14-inning marathon that brought the Red Raiders its first state title in program history. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 3: Voorhees walks it off to win Group 2 state title The Vikings were down, but far from out as they put together a two-run, two-out rally in the seventh to bring home the Group 2 state title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 2: Middlesex walks it off in 13 innings to win Group 1 state title Middlesex thrived in dramatic, late-game situations all postseason, capping off a run for the ages with a walk off win in 13 innings to bring home the Group 1 state title. JSZ’s James Mooney was on the call: No. 1: St. Augustine storms back to win SJ title The showdown between St. Augustine and Red Bank Catholic for the Non-Public A South title had everything and then some. A gutsy steal from Josiah Ragsdale and a gritty performance from Kyle Neri proved to be the difference in the walk off win for the Hermits. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call:
Top 10 Girls Lacrosse Games of 2021: JSZ Summer Recap Series
After missing an entire year in 2020, New Jersey high school girls lacrosse made up for lost time with a memorable season. With 8 Under Armour All-Americans from our state, the level of play was off the charts! We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 girls lacrosse games captured by JSZ cameras. New Jersey girls lacrosse has a national reputation with good reason. We saw some incredible games and some of the best high school teams in the country show their stuff in the spring. JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season: #10 Cherokee wins state title With a 21-2 season, Cherokee more than earned its 2021 Group 4 state championship. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights of the Chiefs 9-4 win over Westfield #9 Allentown rallies to stay perfect The Redbirds trailed 5-3 at the half but were able to rally in the second half scoring four goals on the way to a 7-6 win over Notre Dame. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for Mercer County’s top two teams #8 Rumson’s Revenge: RFH wins 8th straight SCT After losing their Shore Conference regular-season win streak (see #1), RFH got their revenge against Trinity Hall to win their 8th consecutive Shore Conference Tourney title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the action from Monmouth University #7 Ridgewood continues Bergen County dominance Ridgewood scored two second-half goals to break a 3-3 halftime tie and top IHA 5-3 and win its remarkable 16th straight Bergen County title. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights #6 Old Bridge win GMC in OT In driving rain, Ella Sblano’s overtime goal gave Old Bridge a 5-4 win over Monroe and the GMC championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the action from a thrilling title game #5 Chatham shocks T of C champ Early in the 2021 season, Chatham sent shock waves through New Jersey with an 8-7 upset of Oak Knoll behind Sophie Straka’s five-point effort. It was the only loss of the year for the national power #4 RFH upsets Summit to win state crown Chase Boyle and Mia James combine for 10 goals to give Rumson-Fair Haven the second girls lax state title in state history. JSZ’s Jay Cook recaps RFH’s 14-13 win over Summit #3 Oak Knoll wins T of C for second straight time The Royals won their 20th straight game with a 10-9 win over Moorestown led by Richmond Spider Colleen Quinn. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the highlights from the final game of the 2021 season #2 Blake’s OT goal gives Haddonfield South Jersey bragging rights McKenzie Blake’s 5th goal of the game was one of the biggest of the 2021 season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was there for Haddonfield’s 10-9 overtime win against Moorestown #1 Trinity Hall ends RFH’s Shore Conference streak Rumson-Fair Haven won 127 straight Shore Conference games until Peyton McGuire’s 4th goal of the game gave Trinity Hall an 8-7 win over the Bulldogs to end the nine year reign. Both teams went on to win state championships. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis breaks down an epic moment in Shore Conference girls lacrosse
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
Lacrosse returned in a big way in 2021, as sectional and state champions were crowned. The NJSIAA also held the annual Tournament of Champions event, capping off an exciting season in boys lacrosse. Our JSZ Summer Recap Series continues with the Top 10 boys lacrosse games of the year! No. 10: Rumson-Fair Haven Edges Wall for Sectional Title Luke Devlin scored four goals to lead RFH to a hard-fought South Jersey Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 9: Ocean City Captures 1st Sectional Title in Program History The Red Raiders got four goals from Jake Schneider and knocked off Shawnee to make history in OC. JSZ’s James Mooney had the highlights: No. 8: Seton Hall Earns Signature Early Season Win Over Delbarton Just a few weeks into the season, the Pirates secured some major statewide bragging rights with a huge win over the Green Wave. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand: No. 7: Mountain Lakes Continues Dominance in Group 1 Mountain Lakes grinded out a victory over Manasquan to bring home its third consecutive state championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the highlights: No. 6: Hunterdon Central Wins 1st State Title Since 2008 It was a game that was delayed by a day and caused many Red Devils players to miss their prom, but Hunterdon Central dominated Southern to win its first championship in more than a decade. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 5: Westfield Outlasts Pingry in Double OT to Win Bristol Cup Mack Prybylski ripped a shot into the back of the net in double overtime. to set off a celebration for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand: No. 4: Summit Makes it a Three-Peat in Group 2 The Hilltoppers continued a memorable campaign by beating RFH for their third straight state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 3: Ironmen Come Back to Beat Delbarton for Non-Public A State Crown Max Thomas scored four goals to help Don Bosco knock off the Green Wave for the state title. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call. No. 2: Chatham Wins State Title in Dramatic Fashion Chatham and Ocean City were tied up with less than a minute to go in the Group 3 state final, when J.P. Lagunowich scored to lift the Cougars to victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the highlights: No. 1: Bosco Wins Battle of Unbeatens to Claim 1st T.O.C. Title The Ironmen finished the best season in program history by beating previously unbeaten Summit in the Tournament of Champions final to complete an undefeated year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand:
Colts RB Taylor Gives Back to Salem
Jonathan Taylor is just days away from his second professional training camp with the Indianapolis Colts. He rushed for over 1,000 yards as a rookie, after putting a sensational college career together at the University of Wisconsin. Taylor’s football journey started at Salem, where he racked up 4,600 yards during his time with the Rams. On Sunday, Taylor hosted a free youth development camp, where over 300 kids came out to spend the day with JT. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story:
Top 10 Wrestling Moments of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2021 wrestling season was certainly unique, with no team titles up for grabs and the state tournament relocating from Atlantic City to Phillipsburg. JSZ’s cameras were along for the ride as the state’s best wrestlers made it a season to remember. Our JSZ Summer Recap Series continues with the Top 10 wrestling moments of the year. No. 10: Kira Pipkins wins 2nd state title Bloomfield’s Kira Pipkins used a 2-0 decision victory to capture her second state crown, and puts her on pace to potentially be the first girl in NJ history to win four state titles. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 9: Kittatinny’s John Gill reaches 600 wins The Cougars pulled off an unforgettable upset victory over rival High Point, making coach John Gill the fifth coach in New Jersey history to reach 600 wins. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 8: Jayla Hahn adds to family legacy, wins first state title Lakewood’s Jayla Hahn made a thrilling comeback in the final 15 seconds of the 143-pound state final to win her first state title, adding more hardware to the storied Hahn family legacy in NJ wrestling. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 7: Brian Soldano caps undefeated season with a state title High Point’s Brian Soldano left no doubt in Phillipsburg, capturing his second state title with a second-period pin in the 182-pound final. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 6: Delbarton edges Kingsway to remain undefeated There were no team titles on the line this season, but Delbarton showed it still had one of the best lineups in the state in 2021. The Green Wave knocked off Kingsway in a battle of top-ranked teams and proved to be one of the best duals of the season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 5: Santaniello Brothers bring a pair of state titles to Brick Memorial Vincent and Anthony Santaniello authored a special chapter in Brick Memorial wrestling history as the brothers each captured a state championship in Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Kenneth Bradley were on the call: No. 4: Chloe Ayres and Jess Johnson make girls wrestling history History was made in Phillipsburg as Princeton’s Chloe Ayres and Manalapan’s Jess Johnson became the first girls in NJ history to win three state championships, capping off a pair of stellar high school careers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis and Kenneth Bradley were on the call: No. 3: Aaron Ayzerov wins state title on a torn meniscus Aaron Ayzerov gave one of the performances of the year, pushing through a serious knee injury to capture the 170-state title in Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 2: Joey Olivieri wins 3rd state title Hanover Park’s Joey Olivieri needed every second of the 138-pound final, denying Eddie Hummel in the UTB to bring home his third state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 1: David Szuba’s electric move secures a state title Brick Memorial’s David Szuba provided one of the best moments of the state finals pinning Toms River North’s John O’Donnell to win the 285-pound title in a rubber match between two of the Shore Conference’s best wresters. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call:
Top 10 Girls Basketball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020-21 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 girls basketball games captured by JSZ cameras! There were no state playoffs and no Tournament of Champions in 2021, but the New Jersey high school girls basketball season once again showed why it is among the best in the nation. From upsets to big-time matchups, JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season #10 Glassboro’s Alexis Davis Drops 41 Super sophomore Alexis Davis was electric in a 41 point, 17 rebound effort in 74-37 win vs. Penns Grove. JSZ’s James Mooney has the call: #9 Caseys knocks off Adams, Manchester RBC overcame a 23 point, 20 rebound effort from JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny Adams with a balanced scoring attack in 65-51 win over Manchester Township. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Red Bank: #8 Manasquan tops archrival Saint Rose on the road The Warriors open the season with a huge 55-52 win over their archrival to springboard a 13-2 season. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there for the Shore Conference battle: #7 Middletown South shocks Marlboro The Eagles played near-perfect basketball in a 47-37 shocker over 8-0 Marlboro. Middletown South came into the contest with a 2-5 record. Both teams were shut down for the year due to COVID following this game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference upset: #6 Haddonfield hands Middle Township 1st loss One of the big South Jersey girls games of the year saw Haddonfield (14-1) hand Middle Township (8-1) their first loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights of the Bulldogs 47-37 win: #5 St. John Vianney closes out perfect season St. John Vianney left no doubt who was the top girls basketball team in New Jersey after a 61-34 win over RBC in the Shore Conference championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of the Lancers 14th straight win: #4 GSB scores OT win at Franklin Ella Fajardo takes over in OT to give Gill St. Bernard’s scoring 18 points to pair with Caileigh Walsh’s 19 points and 17 rebounds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights of GSB’s 44-42 win at Franklin: #3 Morris Catholic stuns 14-0 Sparta Tyonna Bailey pours in 19 to lead Morris Catholic to a 54-51 upset over previously unbeaten Sparta. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the North Jersey shocker: #2 Timber Creek makes Cinderella run in Tri-County The #6 seed caps off a magical run with a 46-38 win over Gloucester Catholic. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from one of the biggest surprises of the 2021 girls basketball season: #1 SJV wins 1 vs. 2 showdown We didn’t have a Tournament of Champions, but St. John Vianney’s 62-55 win over Trenton Catholic served as an unofficial T of C final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the action from the biggest girls basketball game of 2021:
Top 10 Boys Basketball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2021 basketball season was short, but certainly memorable. While most games were played in front of near-empty gymnasiums, JSZ hustled around the state to capture as much of the action as possible. Our JSZ Summer Recap Series continues with the Top 10 boys hoops games of the year! No. 10: Hightstown Wins Opener, Honoring Late AD Jim Peto The Rams started the 2021 season with heavy hearts, mourning the loss of beloved Athletic Director Jim Peto. Hightstown honored Peto with a victory over Lawrence. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 9: Delsea Crusades Back from Huge Deficit to Stun Highland Trailing by 17 points in the second half, Delsea battled all the way back to force overtime before beating Highland. Sadique Powell led the Crusaders with 28 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights: No. 8: Spatola Sizzles to Lead Marlboro to SCT Final Jon Spatola poured in 25 points, as Marlboro knocked off Ranney to punch a ticket to the Shore Conference Pod A final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 7: Wildwood Wins Inaugural Tri-County Conference Tourney Title One of the smallest schools in the state made a big impression during the TCC’s inaugural tournament. The Warriors beat Overbrook on their home floor to win the championship. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights: No. 6: Roselle Catholic Beats Bergen Catholic in Heavyweight Clash The Lions got the better of the Crusaders in one of the most anticipated showdowns of the season. Simeon Wilcher and Corey Floyd Jr. both came up clutch in the OT victory for RC. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand: No. 5: Jeffries Hits 2OT Buzzer Beater for St. Thomas Aquinas With the Trojans locked in a double overtime battle with Hudson Catholic, Tristian Jeffries set off a celebration for STA. JSZ’s Nery Rodriquez was on the call: No. 4: East Side Sinks SHP Pirates in Overtime In a North Jersey Public vs. Non-Public powerhouse showdown, the Red Raiders came away with a dramatic OT victory over Seton Hall Prep. David Olaniyi led East Side with 23 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: No. 3: Camden Cruises Past St. Augustine to Help Cap Perfect Year The High didn’t really play in any close games in 2021, because the Panthers were that much better than anyone else they faced. D.J. Wagner led a dominating effort over the Hermits in one of Camden’s signature wins of the year. JSZ’s James Mooney was on the call: No. 2: The Patrick School Wins a Thriller Over Roselle Catholic The Patrick School wasn’t an NJSIAA program in 2021, but it still played a schedule that featured plenty of longtime rivals. In yet another marquee North Jersey showdown, the Celtics edged the Lions in a game that went right down to the wire. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the highlights: No. 1: Solomon Strength Leads Manasquan to Shore Crown An emotional season featured an unforgettable ending for Manasquan. After losing his father to COVID-19, Andrew Solomon hit the game-winner for the Warriors in OT to capture the Shore Conference Pod A championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on hand:
Top 10 Games Hockey Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020-21 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 hockey games captured by JSZ cameras! There were no state playoffs and no trips to the Rock on the ice in 2021, but the New Jersey high school hockey season provided plenty of championship moments thanks to Conference cups. JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season: #10 Manasquan scores late to earn tie at RFH Michael Farinacci scored with 28 seconds to go in regulation to give Manasquan a 2-2 with Rumson-Fair Haven in a matchup of two Shore Conference powers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the action of a great game at the Red Bank Armory: #9 Gloucester Catholic opens the season with an upset The Rams opened the 2021 season with a statement. GC’s 3-2 over Bergen Catholic sparked a 10-2 season and a trip to the Gordon Cup finals. Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: #8 Alvino Stops 40 in McInnis Cup Final Glen Rock’s Mack Alvino was sensational in a 4-0 shutout over Livingston to earn the McInnis Cup. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: #7 Gloucester Catholic Reaches Gordon Cup Final The Rams made history in a 4-1 win over Seton Hall Prep to reach the Gordon Cup championship for the first time. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was there for the big moment: #6 CBA 3 Don Bosco Prep 3 On a snowy night in North Jersey, the Colts rallied from 3-1 down to earn an early season draw against the eventual Gordon Cup champs. Colin Grable came through with the equalizer. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the action from North Jersey #5 Seton Hall Prep ends long skid against Delbarton For 15 years, Delbarton’s icers had the number of Seton Hall Prep until the Pirates put forth an impressive 5-1 win over the then #5 ranked team in the state. JSZ’s Jay Cook was there for the big moment for SHP #4 Don Bosco Prep Dominates in Gordon Cup Title Game While there was no state championship, the Ironmen left no doubt who the top-ranked hockey team was in 2021 following a 5-0 win against Gloucester Catholic. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand for the Gordon Cup championship #3 Mountain Lakes Wins Haas Cup in OT Aiden Ready delivered the game-winner in overtime to give Mountain Lakes a 3-2 win over Mount Olive in the Haas Cup title game. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand for the championship drama #2 Silverman Wins Kelly Cup in Double OT The Kelly Cup became a marathon in a back and forth epic game between Governor Livingston and Cranford. Brady Silverman scored the game-winner in double overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on hand for an epic battle #1 Ducalo Wins CVC with 0.1 on the Clock Robbinsville’s Mitchell Ducalo had the closest thing to a hockey buzzer-beater when he scored with 0.1 on the clock to give the Ravens a 5-4 win over Notre Dame to claim the CVC championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the incredible finish
Top 10 Girls Soccer Games of the 2020 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. JSZ’s Summer Recap Series of the 2020-2021 scholastic season continues with our top girls soccer games of the year. “Unofficial” champions were crowned, crossover games between unfamiliar opponents happened and wild finishes were a thing of the norm. Here are our picks for the Top 10 girls soccer games of the 2020 season! No. 10: Brigitte Bussiere’s Incredible Late Goal Stuns Old Bridge Unranked Monroe defeated Old Bridge 3-2 thanks to a must-see goal from Senior Brigitte Bussiere. Bussiere finished with two goals on Nov. 3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: No. 9: Rutgers Commits Emily Mason and Kylie Daigle Face Off Two of the Garden State’s elite girls soccer prospects met on Oct. 29 as undefeated Hunterdon Central, featuring NJ’s Gatorade Player of the Year Emily Mason travelled to Pennington to take on the Red Raiders and Kylie Daigle. The duo are both bound for Rutgers in the Fall, but gave us a match up to remember. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 8: Morgan Cupo’s 2 Goals Lead RBC to Non-Public Central/East Title Red Bank Catholic capped off a 10-4 season with a Non-Public Central/East Title following a 4-1 victory over St. John Vianney. Morgan Cupo scored twice in Championship game on Nov. 22, JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: No. 7: Vanessa Sarf’s Triple OT Golden Goal Takes Down Middletown South Unranked Manalapan handed Middletown South their first loss of the season on Oct. 13 with a 4-3 victory following a golden goal from Vanessa Sarf in triple overtime. Jay Cook has the story from Middletown: No. 6: 2 OT Golden Goal Keeps Washington Twp’s Playoff Hopes Alive Mike Frenkel was there when Jessica Castorina’s golden goal led Washington Township to a 3-2 victory over Clearview in double overtime. The win kept Township’s playoffs hopes alive. Watch the recap: No. 5: Katie Aglione wins Central East B Girls Title for RFH in 2 OT JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there when Rumson-Fair Haven stopped Wall’s undefeated season with a 3-2 victory in double overtime for the Central East B Title. Katie Aglione netted the game winning score on Nov. 22. Watch the highlights: No. 4: Sophie Berman’s 5 Goals Leads Robbinsville To Title Robbinsville capped off a 19-1 season with an impressive 6-1 victory over Del Val for the Central West A Final. Even more impressive was the five goal performance from Sophie Berman. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: No. 3: IHA Wins Northeast Non-Public Final in PK’s A nail-biter to say the least; Immaculate Heart Academy and Montclair Kimberley needed more than extra time to crown a champion. Goalie Lauren Mockler finished with 10 saves as the Blue Eagles won the Northeast Non-Public Title in Penalty Kicks (4-3). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: No. 2: Ocean City Finishes Perfect/Faith Slimmer Breaks OC Scoring Record Ocean City capped off the most unusual girls soccer season the state has ever witnessed with a record of 11-0-1 and the South East B Title. The Red Raiders defeated Absegami 9-1 as Faith Slimmer found net four times to break the OC scoring record with 100 career goals. Mike Frenkel was there on Nov. 22 for all the action: No. 1: Eastern Completes Undefeated Season The state’s top ranked team finished 2020 perfect and South West D Champions following a 3-0 shut out vs. Washington Township. Army commit Cami Silvestro scored late to lead the Vikings to a 15-0 record. JSZ’s James Mooney was on the call:
Top 10 Boys Soccer Games of the 2020 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. JSZ’s Summer Recap Series of the 2020-2021 scholastic season continues with our top boys soccer games of the year. “Unofficial” champions were crowned, crossover games between unfamiliar opponents happened and wild finishes were a thing of the norm. Here are our picks for the Top 10 boys soccer games of the 2020 season! No. 10: Kiernan’s Golden Goal Pushes Southern Past TR North Kevin Kiernan scored 27 goals in his senior season at Southern, and none might have been bigger than his overtime golden goal to top Toms River North on Nov. 9. Kiernan broke a 3-3 tie after creeping into the box and nailing the game winner. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the call: No. 9: Incoming Dusk Ends Top Matchup Between GSB and Monroe The only blemishes on the final records for Gill St. Bernard’s and Monroe were both due to this wild, 94-minute battle in Gladstone on Nov. 9. The Knights clawed back in late in the second half to tie the match at three and then a lack of sunlight and a fast approaching dusk would force the game to be called in overtime. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the highlights: No. 8: Clifton’s Unbeaten Streak Gets All The Way Up to 33 Straight At one point in the 2020 season, Clifton was ranked among the top high school teams in the country. Their illustrious win streak reached as high as 33 games on Nov. 3 in this 6-3 victory over Kearny. Four days later, the Mustangs would lose to Ramsey, thus ending that unbeaten streak. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 7: Delbarton Downs Morris Catholic to Win Regional Title Delbarton is one of the most decorated programs year in and year out in New Jersey. Though no “true” state champions were crowned in 2020, the Green Wave still were able to win a regional playoff tournament to close their COVID-shortened season. Curt Calov led the Green Wave with a pair of goals in a 7-2 win over Morris Catholic back on Nov. 21. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 6: Montclair Rallies with Four Straight Goals, Topples Kearny The Mounties showed their ability to handle a serious level of adversity with their backs up against the wall in this playoff contest on Nov. 19. After falling behind two goals to a surging Kearny team, Montclair rallied with four straight goals to win a close game and advance. They ultimately would win a regional championship two days later against Livingston. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 5: Grello is Golden in Delran’s 2OT Win over Rancocas Valley The Den is one of top soccer pitches in all of New Jersey high school sports. It’s also a place when Andrew Grello delivered one of the best, clutch goals of the 2020 season. Grello’s beautiful goal in double overtime was the difference in a heart pounding, 2-1 victory over fellow Burlington County foe Rancocas Valley on Oct. 5. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was there to tell the story: No. 4: Johnny Hart Breaks Lacey’s Heart with 2OT Golden Goal Johnny Hart was the star of the show anytime JSZ cameras showed up to cover Pinelands boys soccer. That was exactly the case on Oct. 20. Hart’s beautiful free kick bent around a wall of defenders and hit the back of the net to finish off a 2-1 double overtime victory for the Wildcats. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights and more: No. 3: Middlesex Makes History, Goes 17-0 in Unforgettable Year Having one of the best seasons in program history is always an incredible feeling – but doing it during a global pandemic was even more impressive. Middlesex finished off a perfect 17-0 season on Nov. 21 with a rousing 7-1 victory over Brearley. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the coverage from the GMC: No. 2: Martinho’s Magic Lifts Monroe Past Elizabeth In Regional Title Game This battle between two of New Jersey’s top public schools was everything we could have asked for, and more. Zach Martinho delivered what seemed to be the biggest goal of his high school career to lift his Falcons by Elizabeth in a nail-biting 3-2 double overtime final on Nov. 21. Monroe finished the year with a regional championship and a 14-0-1 record. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for this incredible game: No. 1: Gill St. Bernard’s Secures No. 1 Ranking in NJ With Close Win over Rival Pingry There were no doubts about who the No. 1 team in New Jersey was after Nov. 21. Gill St. Bernard’s closed out the best season in program history after a 3-2 victory over their top rival Pingry in Somerset County. Micaah Garnette, Gavin Scavino and David Frankel all scored goals to lead the Knights to a regional championship and a win this team would never forget. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the highlights:
Top 10 Football Games of the 2020 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020 football season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. JSZ’s Summer Recap Series of the 2020-2021 scholastic season starts with football. “Unofficial” champions were crowned, crossover games between unfamiliar opponents happened and wild finishes were a thing of the norm. Here are the Top 10 football games of the 2020 season! No. 10 : Mater Dei’s Trick Play Hits Again, This Time Taking out RFH on Late Touchdown Mater Dei Prep always seems to have a thing for theatrics. The Seraphs dug into their successful bag of tricks and pulled out this hook-and-ladder touchdown to blow past Rumson-Fair Haven late and secure a 25-19 win on Halloween. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the highlights: No. 9: Somerville hammers Woodbridge in High Scoring Showdown Somerville and Woodbridge both employed talented running backs and explosive offenses in 2020. These two juggernauts collided on Nov. 13 and the Pioneers – led by JSZ Player of the Year finalist Cookie Desiderio – toppled Ali Lee Jr. and his Woodbridge Barrons to the tune of 39-26. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 8: No Shortage of Drama in St. Augustine/Williamstown Thriller After a Turner Inge touchdown run in overtime, the Braves were staring down a second overtime period or the win on a two-point conversion. St. Augustine, however, wasn’t planning on going home with a tally in the loss column. The Hermits buckled down and made a goal line stop to secure one of their four wins from a tumultuous 2020 season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights from October 30: No. 7: Bergen Catholic Spoils Party, Tops St. Peter’s Prep in Rich Hansen’s Final Game What a fitting way it was to end the 2020 season. St. Peter’s Prep looked to send longtime coach Rich Hansen out with a win in his final game. Bergen Catholic was playing to secure the unofficial No. 1 statewide ranking with a victory. A full dose of Princeton-commit Ryan Butler late in this game pushed the result into Bergen Catholic’s favor, with a close call at the end in a 22-15 final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis and Jay Cook teamed up to tell this story on Nov. 28: No. 6: Lenape Downs Rival Cherokee in OT Playoff Thriller For anyone who think special teams doesn’t matter at the high school level – watch this game. Lenape kicker Dylan Shank’s 48-yard field goal in overtime was the deciding factor in a South Jersey Pod A semifinal game between two longtime rivals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights on Nov. 15: No. 5: Becton’s Perfect Season Realized with First NJIC Title Win Only one conference played a true, official championship in 2020. The Becton Wildcats ran the table with a 6-0 record and captured the first NJIC championship in program history with a commanding 41-12 win over Waldwick/Midland Park in the title game on Nov. 20. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 4: Don Bosco Downs Rival Bergen Catholic on Last Play Touchdown Throw out the records when Don Bosco and Bergen Catholic take the field because these two rivals always play their best games when they’re on the field together. The Crusaders held a commanding lead going into halftime, but senior QB Jake Robbins turned it up late and brought the Ironmen back in for the win in the fourth quarter. A last-second touchdown pass to Ethan Acevedo and a game-winning extra point from Thomas Sawicki sealed a victory for the ages. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights from this Nov. 14 showdown: No. 3: Wall’s Defense, Last Stand Cement Unofficial Shore Conference Championship Wall proved to be not only the best team in the Shore Conference in 2020, but was certainly among the state’s elite when the season ultimately came to a close. The Crimson Knights won their “unofficial” Shore Conference championship on Nov. 20 when a goal line stand preserved an 18-15 win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 2: Holy Spirit Does It’s Thing, Claims Unofficial South Jersey Championship Holy Spirit’s win in the unofficial South Jersey championship was hardly a surprise. The Spartans were powered by JSZ Player of the Year finalist Patrick “Cheeks” Smith all year long and a magical ride concluded on their home field on Nov. 20. Smith rushed for 232 yards and two scores, closing out Holy Spirit’s perfect 8-0 season with a 21-7 victory over Lenape. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 1: Seton Hall Prep Stuns Undefeated St. Peter’s Prep in OT Seton Hall Prep has certainly made it clear over the years that you can never count them out of any game. The last case? This unforgettable, overtime win over previously-undefeated St. Peter’s Prep on Nov. 23. Myles Thomason scored a game-tying touchdown in overtime and special teams ace Nick Conforti buried the game-winning extra point to cap off one of the most wild games of the 2020 season. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the highlights:
JSZ All-Access: Jimmy Mullen’s Quest for International Gold
St. Joseph (Mont.) rising sophomore Jimmy Mullen is on the cusp of finishing off a dominant run in the summer of 2021. Mullen is New Jersey’s lone representative on Team USA’s 2021 Cadet World Team and will look to win gold medals in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman at the Cadet World Championships in Budapest, Hungary from July 19-25. The 2020 New Jersey heavyweight state champion will be wrestling in the 110 kg (242 lb.) weight class. Leading up to the championships, Mullen won gold in both styles at the Cadet World Trials in Wisconsin Dells and then won gold in both styles again at the Pan-American Games in Mexico earlier this summer. JSZ’s Jay Cook goes behind the with one of the USA’s top young wrestlers for his final day of practice before heading out to Europe.
MLB 2021 Draft: NJ Talent Shines!
Get ready to meet the next generation of baseball’s stars! New Jersey baseball players are very much at the forefront of the 2021 MLB Draft and JSZ will keep you updated on the Garden State’s players who get picked. Stay tuned throughout the next three days as we track where players are headed. The 2021 MLB Draft was headlined by four New Jersey high school senior pitchers who had their name called over the three days of selections. In addition, two SEC pitchers who made their name on New Jersey diamonds were also part of a stellar draft for the Garden State. Watch JSZ’s highlight videos of the newest pros! Round 1 Pick 2: Jack Leiter (Texas Rangers) From starring at Delbarton to shining in the SEC at Vanderbilt, Jack Leiter is now one of the highest drafted NJ players ever. Leiter displayed his elite fastball and knee-buckling off-speed pitches for the Commodores in 18 starts this season. A Summit native and son of MLB veteran Al Leiter, Jack Leiter will bring big-time stuff to the Lone Star state. Round 1 Pick 26: Chase Petty (Minnesota Twins) Chase Petty turned in a dynamic performance every time he took the mound for Mainland in 2021. He finished with 99 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched, throwing a fastball that sat in the upper 90’s and topped out over 100 MPH. The Twins take Petty 26th overall, as the Mustangs star now begins his journey with Minnesota. Round 2 Pick 37: Anthony Solometo (Pittsburgh Pirates) The Bishop Eustace lefty was absolutely sensational in 2021, allowing just a single earned run in 33 innings. The lefty fanned 64 batters, finishing with double-digit strikeouts in each of his five starts. The Pirates plucked Solometo off the board with the first pick of Day 2 of the MLB Draft. Round 4 Pick 108: Shane Panzini (Kansas City Royals) Not only was Shane Panzini the best pitcher in the Shore Conference, he was also very much in the conversation among the elite arms in New Jersey’s entire high school Class of 2021. The Red Bank Catholic ace went 9-0 with 115 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings on the bump. His 0.46 ERA helped his Caseys win the Shore Conference Tournament while also making a deep run in the Non-Public A South state tournament. The MLB Draft process is truly unique. With Shane Panzini poised to go to the University of Virginia, the behind-the-scenes game leading up to his name being called by the Royals is fascinating. JSZ goes to the Panzini home in Spring Lake Heights to get reaction from the newest Kansas City Royal: Round 8 Pick 241: Mike Antico (St. Louis Cardinals) Colts Neck’s Mike Antico closed out a stellar five-year college baseball career and now has a professional opportunity in St. Louis. Antico played four years at St. John’s University before playing a fifth season at the University of Texas helping the Longhorns reach the 2021 College World Series. Antico hit .273 with 16 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, and 47 RBIs. He scored 69 runs and walked 63 times for Texas. Antico finished his career at St. John’s as a .332 hitter with 22 doubles, seven triples, and 13 home runs. He also had 67 RBIs, 44 stolen bases, and 108 runs scored. The 2016 graduate of Colts Neck has a signing bonus slot of $171,200. 14th Round Pick 410: Tyler Ras (Colorado Rockies) The 2018 graduate of Middletown North went on to a great SEC career at the University of Alabama earning his shot at the big leagues with the Rockies. We went back into the JSZ archives to show Ras when he was the Lions ace in high school: 20th Round Pick 603: Sean Hard (New York Yankees) The 2021 high school baseball season was the year of the pitcher and St. Joe-Montvale’s Sean Hard was among the very best in the Garden State. Hard was an incredible 8-0 with a 0.28 ERA and 87 strikeouts to lead the Green Knights to the Non-Public “A” state championship. The Boston College commit becomes the fourth New Jersey high school pitcher to be selected in the 2021 MLB Draft . Check out JSZ’s highlight reel from his stellar senior season”
Syracuse gets a great Price in NJ!
July continues to have a number of big New Jersey names come off the recruiting board. Check out the highlight reel on DePaul Catholic’s Q’Yaeir Price who is heading to the ACC to play for Syracuse University DePaul Catholic DE/LB Q’yaeir Price has given a verbal commitment to play in the ACC for Syracuse. Price had 16 FBS offers and made his choice via his social media channel on Saturday afternoon: After a long process, I want to Thank all my family and friends for being here with me. I also wanna thank my coaches and trainers for getting me to where I am now. With that being said I’ll be committing to Syracuse University. #Commit2Cuse🍊 @CoachCamp01 @CoachNJ_Monroe pic.twitter.com/ykJlwx3z3z— Q’yaeir Price (@QyaeirPriceDp) July 10, 2021 had Price is a four-star prospect who’s projected to play defensive end in the ACC. He’s the second DePaul class of 2022 prospect to commit to an FBS program. A’Khoury Lyde is committed to Wisconsin. Check out Price’s junior year JSZ highlight reel:
KJ Miles Headed South, Commits to Georgia Tech
St. Peter’s Prep is sending another one of their top-shelf defensive line talents to a Power Five program. KJ Miles, an interior defensive lineman for the Marauders, celebrated his Independence Day by giving a verbal commitment to play at Georgia Tech. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kj Miles (@k.miles30) Miles – who stands at 6-3 and 285 pounds – was a physical, overpowering force for St. Peter’s Prep last season. Miles collected 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks while lining up against some of the top competition in North Jersey a season ago. The commitment comes as no surprise to those inside the Marauders’ locker room. Miles is just the latest product from the Jersey City private school to commit to a Power Five program. Class of 2021 grad George Rooks signed with Michigan and both Jayson and Justin Ademilola are expected to see increased roles at Notre Dame this upcoming season. Watch KJ Miles’ JSZ Highlight Reel
Igbinosun keeps it in the family, joins brother at Rutgers
Union High defensive back Davison Igbinosun started the 4th of July weekend with some big news. The dynamic playmaker announced that he’ll join his brother Desmond to play college football at Rutgers University. Check out JSZ’s highlights of the newest Scarlet Knight! Union High senior Davison Igbinosun is keeping it in the family. The highly recruited defensive back gave a verbal commitment to play for Greg Schiano and Rutgers University joining his older brother Desmond who begins his college career this fall for the Scarlet Knights. Igbinosun made his announcement live on Instagram where he pronounced “I’m staying home in Jersey” putting on the Rutgers cap and choosing the Scarlet Knights over Ole Miss. It’s another big recruiting score for Schiano’s staff with Igbinosun holding 20 offers including Notre Dame, Tennessee and Virginia. Check out Davison’s JSZ highlight reel from his junior season at Union:
Top DB Bellamy Commits to Notre Dame
The Bellamy legacy of producing Division 1 defensive backs is officially on. Jayden Bellamy, a rising junior at Bergen Catholic, announced Friday evening that he’d verbally committed to the University of Notre Dame. If it was easy, Everyone would do it. #GoIrish☘️C O M M I T T E D ☘️☘️ pic.twitter.com/tWR3BkMrMJ— Jayden Bellamy (@jaydenknows_) July 2, 2021 Bellamy, a 5-11, 170-pound defensive back, burst onto the scene at Bergen Catholic last season and immediately became one of North Jersey’s top two-way threats in his first year with the Crusaders. Bellamy had 194 yards and three touchdown receptions and also collected 14 tackles and a pick-six in six-game, COVID-shortened junior season. Watch Jayden Bellamy’s JSZ Highlight Reel Bellamy’s commitment to the Fighting Irish keeps the pipeline from New Jersey to South Bend alive and well. Former New Jersey stars Kevin Bauman and Clarence Lewis both just completed their freshman seasons at Notre Dame. JSZ’s Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime will enroll there this summer. Bergen Catholic quarterback Steve Angeli, Bellamy’s classmate at, committed to Notre Dame earlier this year. He collected 23 offers and pared his decision down to a final three consisting of Notre Dame, Penn State and Rutgers. Coaches around the state know Bellamy as a player with top-end speed who packs a punch in the run game. That well-rounded game will serve him well this upcoming season as Bergen Catholic is expected to be among the best in New Jersey. Bellamy is the son of 13-year NFL veteran Jay Bellamy, who starred at Matawan High School in the late 1980’s. Before transferring to Bergen Catholic, Jayden played his first two seasons St. John Vianney High School.
Inge Commits to Villanova
Turner Inge has been toting the rock for Williamstown since his sophomore season, churning out tough yards and scoring touchdowns in bunches for the Braves. During a shortened junior campaign, Inge rushed for over 500 yards and nine TDs. The rising senior announced his college decision on Tuesday, making a verbal commitment to the Villanova Wildcats. Excited to announce my commitment to Villanova University!! #TapTheRock #wildcats @coachferranteVU @CoachKelly_WHS @devine_sean pic.twitter.com/NtNXwuQPnZ— Turner Inge (@TurnerInge5) June 29, 2021 Check out Inge’s JSZ highlight reel: Coverage of Williamstown is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Vote Now for JSZ’s Web Gem of the Year!
There’s not much that’s more rewarding than making a stellar play in the field to save a run, end an inning or wowing the crowd. JSZ’s cameras were all around the state this spring and we captured some top-shelf web gems during the 2021 baseball and softball seasons. Take a look at the highlight reel, then cast as many votes as you’d like for the Web Gem of the Year! Voting will stay open until Monday at 3:00 p.m. Voting for the Web Gem of the Year closes out our postseason polls for plays of the year. We also highlighted the top boys lacrosse goal, top girls lacrosse goal and the clutch play of the season. Thanks to everyone who voted and followed along with Jersey Sports Zone for the entire 2021 season.
NJ All-Stars Take 2021 Carpenter Cup
Fans flocked to South Philly as the Carpenter Cup Classic returned to Citizens Bank Park after taking a hiatus in 2020. The annual summer event that showcases the best baseball talent in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware did not disappoint as Tri-Cape hoisted their first Championship trophy in the event and with appearances from players like MLB prospect, Chase Petty of Mainland, this year’s line up was one you did not want to miss. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: Check out the highlights from Tri-Cape’s 5-3 win over Mercer County below: The JSZ high school baseball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank!
Vote Now for JSZ’s Clutch Play of the Year
Athletes from all over the Garden State came up clutch during the spring season. We’ve taken the best clutch moments captured by our JSZ cameras, from a variety of spring sports, and we want you to vote on the best one! Take a look at the highlight reel, and then cast your votes as often as you’d like until Sunday at 3:00 pm! Continue to cast your votes for boys and girls lacrosse goals of the year until those polls close as well. On Saturday, we’ll roll out our top Web Gems of the spring!
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!
Vote Now for JSZ’s Girls Lacrosse Goal of the Year!
It was an incredible year for New Jersey girls high school lacrosse with 8 Under Armour All-Americans out of 44 coming from the Garden State. Watch the best of the best from our coverage and cast your vote for the 2021 JSZ Girls Lacrosse goal of the year! The talent level in New Jersey high school girls lacrosse is off the charts and it shows in the best goals captured by JSZ cameras during the 2021 season. We’ve got 10 nominees for JSZ Girls Lacrosse Goal of the Year. We’ll keep the polls open through Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone who watched our coverage this season and who joined our team as JSZ subscribers. Watch all of our top goal nominees and cast your vote below! Our 2021 JSZ spring sports plays of the year continue with Clutch Play on Friday followed by our Web Gems on Saturday!
Vote Now For JSZ’s Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year
Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year is underway! We get things started with some incredible shots from our boys lacrosse coverage. Watch our nominees and cast your vote. Our cameras have captured some memorable lacrosse moments in 2021, and now we need your help on deciding who had the best goal on the boys side. Vote now for our Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year nominees below: The polls closes at 3 p.m. Friday. Be sure to vote for the rest of our Spring Top Plays in the upcoming days!
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.
Donovan Catholic scores 17 runs in 3rd to dominate in T of C final
The top seed left no doubt who was the top softball team in New Jersey. JSZ brings you highlights and post-game reaction from Ivy Hill Park on the campus of Seton Hall University in the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week Donovan Catholic 18 Livingston 5 | T of C Final The Griffins put together a devastating 17 run third inning on the way to its second straight Tournament of Champions title. 6th seed Livingston upset Colts Neck on Saturday and #2 seed Morris Catholic to reach the championship game while Donovan Catholic edged Clayton in a Sunday morning semifinal. Juliana Apostolakos got the win on the mound and went 3-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI’s to lead the Griffins potent bats. Adriana Romano, Charlotte Dwyer, Alexis Letizia and Taryn Zylka all had two RBI’s for the 29-1 Griffins. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highligths and post-game reaction from the final softball game of the 2021 season: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with Ocean First Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to Ocean First Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns!
Four-Star DB Jaeden Gould Commits to USC!
Bergen Catholic’s run on sending top talent to the Power 5 ranks continues. Jaeden Gould – a four-star defensive back and rising senior – announced Sunday that he’d verbally committed to the University of Southern California. The announcement came via his social media channels. Ran into some dead ends, re-routed made a way.#FightOn✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/uKtkKY1QAh— Jaeden Gould (@JaedenGould5) June 20, 2021 Gould, a 6-2, 190 pound cornerback, is one of the most lockdown defenders in New Jersey’s Class of 2022. While his numbers don’t jump off the page (13 tackles, 4 PD’s, 1 fumble recovery in six games), his talent sure jumps off the screen on video. Teams in the Super Football Conference consistently gameplanned away from Gould’s half of the field. Watch Jaeden Gould’s Junior Year Highlights The Somerset, N.J. native has been one of North Jersey’s most heavily recruited players in his tenure at Bergen Catholic. The 6-2, 190 pound cornerback collected 38 FBS and FCS offers and ultimately pared his decision down to a Final Two between the Trojans and Penn State. Gould received offers from Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame, among numerous others. Gould’s story is an inspiring one. A torn ACL ended his sophomore season and COVID-19 shortened his junior year. Through all that, Gould still rose to be one of the top-ranked rising seniors in New Jersey this upcoming season. The recent commitment officially adds another future Division 1 player to Bergen Catholic’s roster. QB Steve Angeli is committed to Notre Dame and running back Ryan Butler is committed to Princeton. Gould will team up with fellow senior Jayden Bellamy in the Crusaders’ defensive backfield this upcoming season, creating one of the top DB units in the state. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics.
OC Wins First State Title in 14-inning Marathon
The final game of the 2021 season was an unforgettable clash between Ocean City and Pascack Valley. Ocean City 3 Pascack Valley 2 (14 innings) | Group 3 State Final The Red Raiders captured the first state title in program history, outlasting the Panthers in a 14-inning thriller on Sunday at Bob DeMeo Field at Veterans Park. Jack Perry’s bunt single proved to be the difference. It was one of two RBIs on the day for Perry. Maryland commit Duke McCarron earned the win on the mound. McCarron, Fordham commit Gannon Brady and Boston College commit Matt Nunan combined to allow just five hits on the day for OC. Charlie Saul homered for PV in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a historic day for Ocean City: Baseball state final coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Saturday 6.19 Lacrosse Tournament of Champions Final Highlights
Don Bosco 11 Summit 7 | Boys TOC Final Don Bosco (18-0) capped off their best Boys Lacrosse season in school history with the program’s first Tournament of Champions Title. The Ironmen defeated Summit (18-1) 11-7 to hand the Hilltoppers their only loss of the year. Don Bosco quickly jumped out to a 4-0 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.
Watch Saturday 6.19 JSZ Baseball State Final Highlights
Believe it or not, but the final day of the high school baseball season is here. It’s been two years since group champions were crowned and Jersey Sports Zone will be there to provide in-depth coverage and highlights from the biggest day of the season. Each of the four group championship games from Veterans Park in Hamilton will be highlighted as part of our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week series. Stay tuned throughout the day for the highlights! Middletown South 6 Montclair 0 | Group 4 Championship Middletown South sophomore ace Ben Schild was masterful on the big stage. Schild tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts to lead the Eagles to the Group 4 championship. Midd. South gave Schild plenty of room to work with in the title game, too, as the Eagles brought six runs across the dish. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the all the highlights and reaction: Middlesex 4 New Providence 3 (13 Innings) | Group 1 Championship The Blue Jays had its late-game mojo working overtime in a marathon win against the Pioneers to take home the sixth state tile in program history. Senior Mark Geist delivered the championship-winning RBI single in the 13th inning as Middlesex (22-4) walked it off for the third-straight game this postseason. Senior Ryan Vollmer sent the game into extras with a RBI single in the seventh inning. Junior Nick Bisaccia knocked in a pair of runs in the loss for New Providence (17-8) JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Voorhees 3 Hanover Park 2 | Group 2 Championship Down to their final out in the bottom of the 7th, Voorhees gets an RBI single by Truman Richter followed by a walk-off RBI single to left by Eric Axelsen to give the Vikings its first baseball state title. Cole McGourty came on in relief of Richter in the third inning after the Virginia Tech commit could no longer pitch due to elbow tightness but he stayed in the game and delivered the game tying hit. JSZ”s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller in Hamilton Township: Thanks to our new partnership with OceanFirst Bank, Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you great highlights, in-depth coverage and all the incredible post-game reaction from top games all season long!
Watch Friday 6.18 JSZ Softball State Final Highlights
The final day of the NJSIAA softball state championships has arrived and JSZ yet again has full coverage of the last three title games from Ivy Hill Park on the campus of Seton Hall University. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to watch it all now! Immaculate Heart Academy vs. Donovan Catholic (10 Innings) | […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 6.17 JSZ Softball State Final Highlights
Six state champions will be crowned over the next two days and Jersey Sports Zone will have full coverage of each group championship matchup from Ivy Hill Park on the campus of Seton Hall University. The action starts Thursday with Group 1, Group 2 and Group 4. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to catch […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Quakers Advance to TOC Title Game
Moorestown 11 Cherokee 6 | Tournament of Champions Semifinal The Quakers pulled away from the Chiefs in the second half to secure a spot in the Tournament of Champions final. Rutgers commit Katie Buck led the way with six goals in the win. Emma Dengler added three goals for Group 3 champion Moorestown (18-2). Jacksonville […] 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.