West wins fourth straight Sunshine Classic!
Sunshine Football Classic 2018 Jersey Sports Zone was at TCNJ where the best in central Jersey football met one last time this year for the 22nd Annual Sunshine Game Classic. The All-Star game brings together the best from Mercer, Burlington, Hunderton and Monmouth county showcasing talent from the central part of the garden state. The East team was led by long time Nottingham Head Coach Jon Adams who went up against a tough Trenton influenced defense behind Greg Hyslop. West got in control early thanks to some great running from Hopewell Valley’s Elijah Blu-Wilmott who reached the end zone twice. However, their defense is what kept them ahead the entire contest. North Hunterdon’s Colin Lavigne returned an interception for a 56 yard touchdown in the West’s 28-20 victory over East. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call:
Hopewell tops rival Nottingham 4-2 for first ever County Title!
After rain delays postponed the 2018 Mercer County Tournament two weeks fans were finally treated to an epic 4-2 showdown between NJ Top 20 teams (3) Nottingham and top seeded Hopewell Valley. The Bulldogs got behind Ace pitcher Andy Blake who would keep the game scoreless through four innings before scoring the first run of the game. Following a 2 RBI double from Liam Cleary, Blake then drove in a run to extend the lead to 4-0. After surrendering a 2R HR to Nottingham’s Nick Houghton he would also buckle down for the last six outs and finish the day with 7 strike outs to lead Hopewell Valley to its first ever County Title. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Nottingham coverage year- round on JSZ!
Hopewell Valley baseball takes down rival Nottingham to reach Semifinals!
(4) Hopewell Valley 9 (5) Nottingham 2 – Central Group 3 Quarterfinals It was the match up everyone in the Colonial Valley Conference has been waiting for all season. Originally scheduled as the Mercer County Tournament Title Game, rain forced two of NJ’s Top 20 teams to square off in the Central Group 3 quarterfinal round instead. Fourth seed Hopewell Valley got ahead early following a six run fourth inning started by Drew Brodine. Nottingham would counter with a pair of runs on the board in the fifth, but the Bulldogs repeated their performance in the bottom of the inning to hold on for a 9-2 win. Hopewell will take on top seeded Wall in the Semifinals on May 29th. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Nottingham coverage year- round on JSZ!
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(3) Nottingham 4 (7) Princeton 2 After a rain delay the Mercer County Semifinals finally got under way with third seed Nottingham taking on seventh seed Princeton. The North Stars relied on Monmouth University bound Ace Nick Houghton at the mound. Houghton served up 10 strike outs and allowed just 2 earned runs on 5 hits on top of an RBI blast in the bottom of the sixth to send Nottingham to the Mercer County Tournament Championship Game. They will face number one seed Hopewell Valley, watch the highlights and our post game interview with Nick Houghton now: (1) Hopewell Valley 9 (5) Hun 0 Top seeded Hopewell Valley has put on an impressive performance in the Mercer County Tournament. With one win separating them from a trip to the Title Game, the top seeded Bulldogs exploded early against fifth seed Hun to take a 6-0 lead in the fourth. Andy Blake would shut down the Raider offense, allowing just 3 hits, no earned runs and picked up 9 strike outs. Hopewell will take on third seed Nottingham in the championship. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham, Princeton, Hopewell Valley and Hun coverage all year round on JSZ!!
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(3) Nottingham 9 (6) Trenton Catholic 2 – Mercer County Quarterfinals The quarterfinal round of the Mercer County Tournament saw No. 6 Trenton Catholic taking on No. 3 Nottingham. The North Stars took control early with a 6 run first inning that set the tone of the game. Phil Rojek on the hill for Nottingham had 5 strikeouts and gave up just 1 run to advance to the semifinals where they will face No. 7 Princeton on 5/12. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Trenton Catholic coverage all year round on JSZ!!
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East Brunswick – 8 South Brunswick – 0 Scott Dessel pitched a comeplete game shutout with seven strikeouts leading East Brunswick to a 8-0 win over rival South Brunswick. The Bears offense that put up 8 runs on 13 hits was powered by a home run from Diego Garcia Ceballos in the 3rd to break a 0-0 tie, and David Bermudez with a 2-Run HR in the 6th. East Brunswick improves to 13-3 on the season. Watch highlights of the Bears and Vikings on JSZ, including Head Coach Chris Kenney presented a JSZ Game Ball to Diego Garvia Ceballos. Hamilton West 5 Nottingham 4 Following an 8-1 win over Steinert, Nottingham the Mercer County Tournament favorite was back in action under the lights at DeMeo field for the second night in a row. North Stars had their ace on the mound, Monmouth University commit Nick Houghton, but it was Hamilton’s game early as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead. The North Stars would make it 5-4, but the Hornets being led by Tim Sharpley kept it a close game with his five strikeouts as he did not surrender the lead through the final three innings. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Hamilton West coverage all year round on JSZ! Keansburg 10 Keyport 4 (8 innings) The Titans scored a run in the 7th to force extra innings and poured on a six-run frame in the 8th to complete a season sweep of the Raiders. JSZ has the highlights of a great Shore Conference rivalry matchup from Keyport: A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for supporting JSZ’s coverage of both Keansburg and Keyport High!
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Perth Amboy – 1 St. Joes Metuchen 0 | GMC Baseball Pitching duel or defensive showdown, call it what you want. Hits and runs were tough to come by for Perth Amboy and St. Joseph Metuchen. After 12 innings of scoreless baseball, Bryan Valenzuela came to the plate with a runner on 3rd base and one thing on his mind; Winning. Valenzuela did just that, a walk off basehit to right field from the junior third baseman gave Perth Amboy a 1-0 victory over St. Joes. Jose Peralta picked up the W on the mound coming on in reflief for starter Virgilia Cabrera who went 9 1/3 innings, with 5 K’s and zero runs for the Panthers. His counterpart Jake Hellwig kept pace with 9 IP, and 6 K’s in the loss for St. Joes. Watch highlights of the extra inning thriller on JSZ! Easton 11 Phillipsburg 4 – Annual Rivalry Game The Phillipsburg v Easton game is a tradition that can lasted decades between the two riverside towns. This year Easton got their second straight victory in the rivalry game thanks to senior Zach Spray, who went 3 for 3 with a homer. Also, starting pitcher Scott Poulson, threw flawlessly through the third inning and kept P-burg off balance all day; however, it was Nick Helman of Phillipsburg who put a damper on Poulson’s impressive outing after going 2 for 3 at the plate and picking up 3 of the Stateliner’s 4 RBIs. Check out highlights of this great tradition now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. thank to this sponsor JSZ will bring you highlights of Stateliner athletics all season long! Nottingham 8 Steinert 1 With the Mercer County Tournament seeding approaching 8-4 Steinert came into Monday night’s Colonial Valley Conference showdown looking to earn a higher spot as they took on favored crosstown rival 13-2 Nottingham. The Spartans who have been impacted by injuries and some off the issues came in winning three of their last five. However, it was Nottingham’s day as they would pull away with an 8-1 victory thanks to a 3 RBI performance from Monmouth University bound Nick Houghton. As the county tournament kicks off in a couple days this might not be the last time these two meet this season. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Steinert coverage all year round on JSZ! Rumson-Fair Haven 10 Red Bank Regional 1 RFH erupted for five runs in the top of the first inning and Alex Burnett was tremendous striking out 10 over six innings to give the Bulldogs a regular-season split with their rival. Gordon Forsyth went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s and Thomas Forlenza and Thomas Elgrim contributed 2 RBI’s apiece. Watch the highlights of Monday Shore Conference baseball from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch. Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for their support of Red Bank Regional.
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Ridge 4 Phillipsburg 3 | HS Baseball | Ridge Remains Undefeated The undefeated Ridge Red Devils where challenged today by the 6-3 Liners. Phillipsburg out hit the Ridge 6-5, but could not outscore them. After a game-saving play from Devin Stieglitz in the bottom of the 7th, the game was forced into extra innings, but a single to left from Greg Bozzo and a wild throw to first would get the Red Devils the 4-3 walk off win. Highlights coming soon: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Liner highlights all season long! Allentown 10 No. 13 Nottingham 2 The last time No. 13 Nottingham and Allentown met it was a 3-0 thriller that ended with the North Stars remaining undefeated against the defending state champions. In the latest match up it was the unranked Red Birds who would get revenge with a 7 run inning in the sixth to come out on top in a 10-2 upset victory. Guisseppe Arcuri who went 3-4 contributed 2 RBI’s and pitcher AJ Ariano struck out 7 batters and allowed just 4 hits and 2 earned runs. Watch the highlights and our post game with Ariano and Arcuri: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Nottingham coverage! Middletown North 18 Middletown South 15 A wild Shore Conference game under the lights in Middletown as the Lions score 11 runs in a 2-out rally in the 4th inning to surge to the lead in a game that featured 33 runs. Middletown South jumped out to a 5-0 lead before North scored 4 runs in the 3rd. Tyler Ras capped off the 11 run frame with a three-run triple and an error that allowed him to score. Middletown South answered with four runs in the 4th and 5th to get within two runs, but the Lions were able to add three more runs in the late innings to split the season series with their crosstown rival. Watch the wild ride now! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors
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Piscataway – 5 Sayreville – 4 A balanced effort by Piscataway High School leads to a 5-4 win over Sayreville and improves the Chiefs’ record to 7-3 on the season. Matt Peterson, Parris Washington, and James Ingram all contributed RBI’s for the Chiefs, while Jordin Martell pitched 6 innings, struck out 4, and got the win on the mound. Watch highlights of Piscatway and Sayreville in GMC action on Jersey Sports Zone. Immaculata 9 Montgomery 4 An in-conference game between the Spartans and the Cougars was an offensive battle. Immaculate trailed early, but thanks to outstanding performances from Felix Diaz, Nolan Leger, and Peter Gallo at the plate, the Spartans topped Montgomery. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will have the best Cougar highlights for you all season long! No. 13 Nottingham 3 Allentown 0 It was the match up the Colonial Valley Conference has been waiting for since last May. When No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 faced off with 6-1 Allentown fans knew they’d be in for a close game. The North Stars got ahead early off a controversial bunt call that helped them go ahead 1-0 over Allentown. Then David Scott would help Nottingham go ahead 3-0 thanks to an RBI double and a score at the plate off a wild pitch. The headline of the day was pitcher Nick Houghton who collected 12 strike outs and allowed just one hit in the shut out victory. After this one these two will have some extra heat for their rematch on 4/20. Watch the highlights and Houghton’s post game interview now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Nottingham coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates we will be able to bring you North Stars and Red Birds athletics all year round! Colts Neck 10 Marlboro 0 (6 Innings) Anthony Sasso tossed six shutout innings scattering four hits and striking out nine and the Cougars scored three runs in the 5th and four more in the 6th to get the win over their Shore Conference “A” North rival. JSZ has the highlights including a wild putout on a double steal! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Marlboro and Colts Neck is made possible by Hit Training
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Voorhees 3 Phillipsburg 2 Phillipsburg may have had a early lead, but errors hurt them in the end. Voorhees’ Brian Bednarz puts down walk-off bunt takes down the Liner 3-2. Check out the highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of P-Burg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor we will have great Liner highlights all season long! Nottingham 13 Hightstown 6 Saturday’s game between Nottingham and Hightstown was an unusual one to be at. What started out as a lopsided matchup with the visiting North Stars leading by 10 going into the bottom of the fifth saw a shift in tides. Hightstown down to their final three outs due to 10 run mercy rule beyond the fifth inning got new life as the Rams rallied to put 5 runs on the board to continue playing. After an 8 strikeout and one earned run day on the mound Phil Rojek took a seat for Nottingham, however following the shaky fifth inning he would return to add 2 more K’s to his stat sheet. The Northstars would hold on to win, but the heart from the team down for most of the contest was something special in its own. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and West Windsor- Plainsboro North coverage!
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Middletown South 7 Middletown North 0 Sophomore Chris O’Connor had three hits, 2 RBI’s and a critical defensive play at third base in his varsity debut to lead Middletown South to a 7-0 win over their crosstown rival on opening day. Joe Sprake and Robby Zega combined on the shutout. Sprake threw four scoreless frames with 8 K’s and Zega got out of a jam in the 5th inning that allowed the Eagles to bust the game open. Middletown North starter Tyler Ras struck out 12 in five innings in front of multiple MLB scouts who watched his first start of 2018. O’Connor made a diving play at third base to get South out of a bases loaded jam and doubled off of Ras to set up the game’s first run. JSZ has the highlights of another great battle of Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Prown’s is the reason we can capture great moments from Middletown South sports all year long! Washington Township 1 Toms River North 0 (10 innings) Austin Attanasi’s RBI single to center in the top of the 10th was the only run of the game as Washington Township was able to overcome seven no-hit innings from Toms River North starter Brendan Mullins to persevere in extra innings. Eric Catafalsa, Nick Hammer and Lorenzo Morello combined on the shutout . JSZ’s Jay Cook has a full breakdown of a game featuring two top 20 ranked teams: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success Nottingham 9 Robbinsville 6 Opening Day in the Colonial Valley Conference did not disappoint as Nottingham got their first win of the year in exciting fashion. The North Stars were led by Ace Nick Houghton who took the mound and earned 13 strikeouts in his 108 pitch contest. But his pitching was just the beginning, Houghton went 3-3 and helped Nottingham tie the game after being down 2 in the bottom of the sixth. David Scott would finish the job soon after with a 2 RBI double of his own to help the North Stars start the year off 1-0. Watch the highlights and our post game interview with Houghton and Scott: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Robbinsville coverage!
Mabrey, Reid grab top honors at JSZ Basketball Banquet
Lights, Camera, Action! Before the big night begins we caught up with our Player of the Year finalists, the best dressed and get answers to burning questions from the best in the garden state. Check out post-banquet interviews with some of our All-State Stars and coaches, as well as, highlights from the first ever JSZ All-State Basketball Banquet: Dara Mabrey wins JSZ 2018 Miss Hoop Zone Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey led her team to a triple title: Shore Conference, state and Tournament of Champions winner. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo chronicles an amazing senior season: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Dara MabreyManasquan276294 Diamond MillerFranklin212838 Faith MasoniusManasquan27626 Tori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven18726 Leilani CorreaRutgers Prep41418 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day22313 Mikayla MarkhamSaint Rose1127 Lucy ThomasSaint Rose0146 Kylee WatsonMainland1014 Danielle RobinsonUniversity0011 A special thanks to the coaches and statewide media who vote for Miss Hoop Zone Coaches: Piscataway, Red Bank Regional, Mendham, Waldwick, Holmdel, Cherokee, Pascack Valley, Gloucester Catholic, Point Pleasant Beach, Southern Regional, Saint John Vianney, Barnegat, Ocean Township, Mater Dei Prep, RBC, Middletown South, Delaware Valley, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Bernards, Patrick School, Bishop Ahr, Passaic, Allentown, Hopewell Valley, Trenton Catholic, Franklin, Steinert, Rumson-Fair Haven, Middletown South Media: Sherlon Christie, Asbury Park Press, B. Gould, NJ.com, Jason Bernstein, NJ.com, GThing Basketball, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Alex Lorenzo, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Gregg Lerner, Shore Sports Network Meet JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone Finalists! Three outstanding players with bright futures ahead of them Naz Reid wins JSZ 2018 Mister Hoop Zone Roselle Catholic’s Naz Reid has claimed JSZ’s Player of the Year honor. The future LSU Tiger led the Lions to the Tournament of Champions title with spectacular play in March. Learn more about a future star in college basketball and beyond: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Naz ReidRoselle Catholic149565 Jahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic7141059 Jalen CareyMontclair Immaculate45931 Ron Harper, Jr.Bergen Catholic61323 Bryan AntoineRanney60321 Scottie LewisRanney24519 Tavon JonesLinden24115 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernards1218 Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic City1003 Dean Noll Shawnee0113 Thanks to the coaches and media who voted for our Mister Hoop Zone in 2018 Coaches: Union, Manasquan, Barnegat, Bergen Catholic, Delsea, Newark East Side, Watchung Hills, Roselle Catholic, Bishop Ahr, Matawan, Middletown North, Rumson-Fair Haven, Somerville, Don Bosco Prep, Bloomfield, Verona, Ranney, Hun School, West Milford, Central Regional, Montclair, Linden, River Dell, Notre Dame, Camden Catholic, Hopewell Valley, Saint Peter’s Prep, Media: Adam Zagoria, Sherlong Christie – Asbury Park Press, Jay Gomes, R. Greco, Coast to Coast, Dave’s Joint, Nj.Com, Rich Chrampanis JSZ, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Jay Cook JSZ Meet the other finalists for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone – two players destined to do great things next year in college hoops! Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team! NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Alexis AdamsSouth BrunswickBridgett AndreeTrinity HallDara MabreyManasquan - 2018 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Brelynn BellamySt. John VianneyDiamond MillerFranklin - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Julia CunninghamWatchung HillsSajada BonnerSt. John VianneyTori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven - 2018 JSZ Miss HZ Finalist Alexandra GeorgeOld TappanMadison DoringSt. John VianneyFaith MasoniusManasquan - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Camille GrayFranklinSarah KarpellSt. John Vianney Mya GrimesEwingMikayla MarkhamSaint Rose Nicole JohnsonEast BrunswickLovin MarsicanoSaint Rose Lindsey MackSecaucusLucy ThomasSaint Rose LaNiya MillerPiscatawayRose CaverlyRed Bank Catholic Lola MullaneyManasquanHayley MooreRed Bank Catholic Teresa OrtizUniversityKatie RiceRed Bank Catholic Danielle RobinsonUniversityLeilani CorreaRutgers Prep Kylee WatsonMainlandJahsyni KnightRutgers Prep Ryan WeiseAllentownMegan HornPingry Teresa WolakBridgewater-RaritanKaley RansomPingry Imani LewisLife Center Academy Jada Queen Trenton Catholic Kaela ReedTrenton Catholic Michelle SidorSaddle River Day Jaida PatrickSaddle River Day Sydney WatkinsSaddle River Day Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic CityPrecious AchiuwaSt. Benedict's PrepLester QuinonesSt. Benedict's Prep Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldSavior AkuwovoRanneyAhmadu SarnorRanney Dylan DeveneyShawneeBryan AntoineRanneyBrendan ThieleSt. Peter's Prep Aaron EstradaWoodburyAl-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolAndre ToureSt. Benedict's Prep Kyion FlandersWildwoodCartier BowmanNotre DameKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic Danny FrauenheimPoint Pleasant BeachAaron ClarkePope JohnJustin WinstonMontclair-Immaculate Steve GeisWallMarc DadikaSt. Mary's-Rutherford Corey GreerCamdenMarcellus EarlingtonDon Bosco PrepNaz ReidRoselle Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthCaleb FieldsWildwood CatholicJahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Jahid JenkinsNewark East SideZach FreemantleBergen CatholicJalen CareyMontclair-Immaculate - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Darell JohnsonNottinghamAlanzo FrinkRoselle Catholic Tavon JonesLindenRon Harper, Jr. Bergen Catholic Cliff JosephNottinghamAlex ImegwuSeton Hall Prep Jared KimbroughNeptuneKenny JonesMater Dei Prep Chris MannPhillipsburgLouis KingHudson Catholic Dean NollShawneeScottie LewisRanney Ian O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenValdir ManuelPatrick School BJ Saliba, Jr.HackensackAshton MillerSeton Hall Prep Atiba TaylorHackensackPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernards Myles ThompsonCamdenLuther MuhammadHudson Catholic 2018 JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year – thanks to everyone who voted!! 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Roselle Catholic, Don Bosco to meet in T of C Finals
Roselle Catholic 75 Nottingham 62 Alanzo Frink scored 23 points and didn’t miss a single shot and Naz Reid added 20 points and 9 rebounds to get the Lions into the Tournament of Champions title game on Sunday in Trenton against Don Bosco Prep. Roselle Catholic fell behind 8-2 early, but turned up the offense to lead 21-11 after one. The Northstars made a number of surges to stay in the game and still trailed by only single digits in the fourth quarter. Darrell Johnson led the way for Nottingham with 18 points who finished the season with a 30-3 record. JSZ has the highlights of another batch of incredible highlights courtesy of New Jersey’s #1 ranked team: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting our Nottingham Northstars coverage during a special season. We’ll have many more Mercer County highlights this spring thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Don Bosco Prep 49 Shawnee 39 The duo of Marcellus Earlington and Ron Harper, Jr. has once again led the Don Bosco Prep Ironmen to victory. Harper, Jr. had 17 points and nine rebounds and Earlington had 12 points and 16 boards as Don Bosco was able to come back from a 20-8 deficit to open the game. Dean Noll was sensational for the Renegades with 24 points. Don Bosco Prep is back in the Tournament of Champions final for a second straight year. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
Nottingham and Shawnee Earn Spots in TOC Final Four: Watch Highlights on JSZ
JSZ brings you the opening night of the Tournament of Champions. It’s the boys first round at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River. Nottingham – 64 Haddonfield – 52 Darell Johnson nearly recorded a triple-double with 15 Points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists as Nottingam held off multiple runs by Haddonfield to get a 64-52 win. The Northstars now advance to play No. 1 Roselle Catholic in the Tournament of Champions Semi-Finals Thursday Night in Toms River at 7:30 PM. Notttingham guard Richie Jones led all scorers with 17 points in the win, and Haddonfield’s Dan Flemming scored 14 in the loss. Watch Highlights and post game from Nottingham vs Haddonfield below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nottingham is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They are the reason we can bring you the incredible run by Nottingham into the Tournament of Champions semifinals! Shawnee 68 Woodbury 47 The Renegades busted open a 25-23 halftime lead with a huge third quarter to earn a date with #2 Don Bosco Prep in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Dean Noll had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead Shawnee and Daevon Robinson added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. JSZ has highlights of the big third quarter and post-game reaction from Shawnee:
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Nottingham 60 Chatham 53 – Group 3 Boys State Championship It has been a great year to be a member of the Nottingham basketball team. The most wins in program history, first county championship, first sectional title and now the North Stars cap off a picture perfect season in style as win their first ever Group 3 State Title. Nottingham came out explosive in the first half to take a 27-18 lead at the end of the second. In the third quarter Chatham began to make a comeback thanks to Mac Bredahl to come within a single point. However, Nottingham’s go to scorer this season Darell Johnson who had 20 points played lights out in the fourth quarter to help secure their first ever state title. Watch the highlights below: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Shawnee 56 East Side 53 – Group 4 Boys State Championship Shawnee took a 27-5 lead int he first quarter, but int he 2nd East Side held the Renegades to just 6 points and tied the game up, 31-31, at the half. Shawnee’s Dean Noll made some key foul shots in the final seconds of the game, and Dylan Deveney and Daevon Robinson took control of the offense, leading Shawnee to a 56-53 win over East Side and the Group 4 State Title. Check out full highlights now: Woodbury 60 Cresskill 58 – Group 1 Boys State Championship Some times you only get one shot at winning a championship last year Woodbury’s season ended with a bitter defeat in the Group 1 State Title Final to Verona. This year the Thundering Herd not only got back to the big game, but they fought back from being down 10 at one point to tie it up late in the fourth. With time winding down in regulation it was Junior sensation Aaron Estrada who hit two clutch free throws with 4 seconds remaining and the game tied to bring Woodbury it’s first ever state championship. Estrada’s 23 points and tireless effort were the deciding factor in an incredible finish. Watch the highlights: Haddonfield 62 Newark Central 45 – Group 2 Boys State Championship Haddonfield had a short lead at the end of the first quarter, but by halftime the Dawgs had full control of this State Championship. They would win 62-45 with Mike DePersia scoring 22 points, 11/12 on the line. Check out full highlights and post-game chat with DePersia now:
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Roselle Catholic – 57 Gill St. Bernard’s – 40 | Non-Public B North Final Roselle Catholic has not so quietly become New Jersey’s premier boys basketball program in recent years. On thursday night at Rutgers, the lions added yet another sectional title to an impressive trophy case with a 57-40 win over Gill St. Bernard’s. Junior Kahlil Whitney scored a game high 19 points in the win, including the 1,000th of his career while Paul Mulcahy scored 15 in the loss for the Knights. Up next for Roselle Catholic will be a mega-showdown with The Ranney School for The Non-Public B State Championship. Don Bosco Prep 60 St. Peter’s Prep 59 (2OT) – Non-Public “A” Boys North Sectional Final A double OT thriller! Don Bosco leads almost all of regulation, but in the fourth quarter St. Peter’s Prep pulls out the big guns. Mark Walker with an outstanding offensive push and Shayne Simon nailing clutch foul shots almost wins the game for the Marauders. But Matt Herasme is the day’s hero. He hits a clutch three and nails two foul shots with .6 seconds left on the clock to take home the “W” for Don Bosco. Full highlights now available. Nottingham 77 Delsea 70 – Boys Group 3 Semifinals Nottingham sure does know how to raise the blood pressure of their fans. In Thursday night’s Group 3 State Tournament Semifinal against the southern champions Delsea, the Northstars took a commanding 25 point lead at half time. However, that lead would be demolished in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders would claw their way back to be down by two with under a minute remaining. In the closing seconds Nottingham saw the heroics of seniors Darell Johnson and Cliff Joseph that would knock down free throws to help the Northstars escape an epic come back. Nottingham advances to the Group 3 Final to face Chatham or Demarest on 3/11 at Rutgers University. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Haddonfield 43 Rumson-Fair Haven 39 – Group 2 Boys Semifinals Dan Fleming had 10 points and 6 rebounds including the go-ahead three-pointer with just over a minute to go to lead Haddonfield to the RAC and the Group 2 state finals. Ian O’Connor led RFH with 19 points and gave RFH a 39-37 lead with 1:46 to go. Fleming’s answered with a triple with 1:06 remaining. After a stop by Haddonfield, RFH fouled multiple times in the final seconds to get Mike DePersia to the line with five seconds remaining. DePersia missed the front end of a one-and-one, but grabbed the rebound and sank two free throws to put the game away. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a fantastic game at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Saint Rose 73 Red Bank Catholic 59 – Non-Public “A” South Girls Final Lucy Thomas had 22 points to lead four Purple Roses in double digits as Saint Rose reaches the Non-Public “A” state championship by knocking off the defending champs. Saint Rose opened the game with a 10-0 run and had a 37-20 halftime lead sparked by four Lauren Lithgow three-pointers. RBC had a fantastic third quarter as Rose Caverly led a comeback charge. Caverly scored 24 points as the lead whittled down from 17 to 5, but Saint Rose would never give up the lead. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Long Branch High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s state basketball playoff coverage is made possible thanks to the support of RYPT. Reach Your Potential Training is where the Shore Conference’s top athletes train to get ready for their season. New York Mets 3rd baseman Todd Frazier and Eagles Super Bowl champ Vinny Curry are just two of the many who had incredible success thanks to the foundation set by coach Bobby Smith and the RYPT staff! A special thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for making our RBC Caseys coverage possible all year long Camden Catholic 44 St. Joseph (Metuchen) 39 Non-Public A South Final It’s been almost ten years since No. 18 in the NJ Top 20 Camden Catholic won the Non-Public South A Title. The Irish came out blazing against third seed St. Joe’s (Metuchen) to take a 10-5 at the end of the first. Camden Catholic would control most of the match until the fourth when St. Joe’s creeped within two with under three minutes to play. However, Dom Dunn would help the Irish take the 44-39 victory thanks to some clutch free throw shooting in the final seconds of the fourth. Camden Catholic will take on Non- Public North A Champs Don Bosco at the Pine Belt arena in Toms River on Saturday 3/10. Check out the highlights:
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Ranney School – 71 Trenton Catholic – 56 | Non-Public B South Final Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds as The Panthers made history, capturing their 1st ever Sectional Title. The 71-56 win over Trenton Catholic in the Non-Public B South Title Game is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. The Panthers now advance to the Non-Public B State Title game Saturday in Toms River, where they will face the winner of top ranked Roselle Catholic and Gill St. Bernard’s. A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Nottingham 59 Moorestown 56 (OT) – Central Group 3 Boys Final Second seed Nottingham took on their toughest task of the season as they took on number one seed Moorestown for the chance to win the school’s first ever sectional title. The Northstars fell behind early to trail 18-7 at the end of the first. They would not lead until the third, but even then it was short lived as Moorestown was able to go ahead 42-38 going into the fourth. With time winding down in the final quarter Darell Johnson would tie the game at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. In OT it would be Cliff Joseph’s four free throws and his game winning steal to help Nottingham leave with a 59-56 victory and the Central Group 3 Title. It has been a season to remember for Nottingham. In their best season in school history they continue to make history. When you look at what they accomplished: 27 wins, the most by any North Stars team, two 1,000 point scorers, taking down Trenton Catholic in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to win their first county tournament and now they get their first ever sectional title in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Rutgers Prep 58 Trenton Catholic 54 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Final Leilani Correa scored 6 of her 27 points in overtime as Rutgers Prep survived a buzzer beater from Kaela Reed and an amazing comeback by Trenton Catholic to make it three straight Non-Public “B” South titles. The Argonauts had a commanding 37-20 lead late in the third quarter until Trenton Catholic mounted an amazing 20-1 run to take the lead. In the final seconds, Olivia Mullins drove in for two to give Rutgers Prep a 50-47 lead, but Reed stepped back and nailed a three to beat the buzzer to force overtime. In OT, Correa made four straight free throws followed by a baseline jumper to get the Argonauts another Non-Public “B” South title. Watch the highlights of an exciting battle from Jackson Liberty High: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Manasquan 67 Lincoln 43 – Central Jersey Group 2 Girls Final Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney each scored 18 points as Manasquan put forth a dominating effort to win its 5th consecutive sectional title. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 team capturing another trophy: Hunterdon Central 32 Montgomery 26 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Final Hunterdon Central, the underdog is this North 2 Group 4 Final, was more than pleased to take how the trophy seeing as their program had not won the title since 1995. But tonight at Montgomery High the Red Devils’ defensive performance kept them in the game and on course to victory. Check out full highlights now, including post-game with Peyton McNally and Christina Mitrow. Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Montgomery High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best Cougar highlights all year long! Delsea 53 Seneca 40 – South Jersey Group 3 Boys Final Kolby Braxton had 15 points and 11 boards as Delsea wins the South Jersey Group 3 crown and a matchup with Nottingham in the state semifinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel recaps the Delsea win: Woodbury 63 Glassboro 52 – South Jersey Group 1 Boys Final Aaron Estrada scored 22 points to lead Woodbury to a second straight South Jersey Group 1 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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Six games of Conference Tournament action from around New Jersey! Enjoy some great high school basketball action Shore Conference Tournament Semi-Finals Ranney School – 69 Christian Brothers -53 The Ranney Panthers dunked their way to the school’s first ever Shore Conference Final appearance in history. The top seed rocked the rim an astonishing 12 times in the semi-final matchup with CBA, resulting in a dominant 69-53 win over the 16-time SCT Champion Colts. Scottie Lewis led the dunk party with 7 slams of his own and scored 24 points. While Bryan Antoine and Alex Klatsky each added 12. Ranney now advances to Saturday Night’s Championship game at Monmouth University, and third meeting with rival Mater Dei Prep. Watch highlights of Ranney vs CBA below! Mater Dei Prep 70 Rumson-Fair Haven 53 The two time defending champions have faced doubt, illness, and injury this post season but Ben Gamble and Mater Dei Prep would not be denied. Sophomore transfer Jamir Watkins continues to be a crucial addition to the roster, scoring a game high 20 points, as The Seraphs took care of business against RFH and are heading back to The SCT Championship Game for a third straight season. Watch Highlights of Mater Dei’s 70-53 win over Rumson below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac. Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for giving us the ability to cover Rumson-Fair Haven sports all year long Greater Middlesex Conference St. Joe’s-Metuchen 46 Colonia 43 – GMC Boys Championship K’Shawn Schulter’s turn around three-pointer from nearly 40 feet away swished home at the buzzer to give the Falcons a second consecutive buzzer beater in the GMC Tournament. Colonia stormed back from 19 points down late in the third quarter to take a 43-41 lead on a Chad Baker baseline jumper. Schulter made a steal and layup to draw even at 43. After Colonia turned the ball over with 20 seconds to go, Schulter was fouled with two seconds remaining. Colonia had a foul to give and St. Joe’s only had two seconds to work with. Luke Fresco’s only option was to pass back to Schulters who turned and fired from long range. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling championship game: Piscataway 51 Edison 37 – GMC Girls Championship LaNiya Miller had 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Chiefs to the GMC championship at Rutgers. Miller, who’s signed to play Division I basketball at Stony Brook, had five three-pointers as Piscataway raced out to an early lead and built a double-digit lead at the half. Edison would get within 6 at 31-25 in the third quarter, but Miller and Piscataway would never let the game get any closer. Samira Sargent led Edison with 16 points as the Eagles reached the finals as the #5 seed. Watch highlights and post-game reaction from Piscataway’s GMC title at Rutgers: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Edison High School is made possible by Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Edison Mercer County Tournament Nottingham 60 Trenton Catholic 59 – Boys Final Thursday night’s Mercer County Final between number one seed Nottingham and second seed Trenton Catholic was the game Colonial Valley Conference fans have been waiting for all season. While the Iron Mike’s got ahead early and took a double digit lead in the first half it was the North Stars ability to create open shots that would lead to their eventual come back victory to capture their first Mercer County Tournament title. Darell Johnson earned MVP honors with 22 points, watch the highlights and his post game reaction now: Trenton Catholic 59 Pennington 55 – Girls Final No. 8 in the NJ Top 20 Trenton Catholic seeking their first Mercer County Tournament Championship since 2015 started their game against third seed Pennington off hot going on a 17-0 run in the first quarter. The Red Raiders were not about to go down easy though they fought back in the second to creep within single digits thanks to an impressive offensive performance. In the end it would be the TCA defense that would seal the game for them to walk away as MCT champs. Watch the highlights now: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our entire Mercer County coverage. We’ll have more post-season basketball highlights from Mercer County thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Nottingham’s Richie Jones wins the JSZ South Jersey Game Ball
Richie Jones has been the unsung hero in Nottingham’s 22-2 season. Jones is averaging 18 points and three 3FG a game this year. He scored 18 points against Our Savior New American (NY) on 2/10 to earn Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball top performance. In the Northstars latest 69-63 win over Ewing in the Mercer County Tournament Semifinal he scored 20 including three from beyond the arc and eclipsed the single season three point record as well as the career three point record for Nottingham. Richie Jones and the North Stars will face Trenton Catholic on 2/22 for the MCT Championship. Watch his acceptance: Take Our Poll Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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St. John Vianney – 39 St. Rose 37 | Shore Conference Semi-Finals No. 1 St. John Vianney needed every bit of 32 minutes of game time to get it done, but The Lady Lancers are heading back to The SCT Championship Game. SJV trailed St. Rose 37-36 after a rebound and putback by Lauren Lithgow with just 10 seconds remaining, but Rahmena Henderson raced the ball up up the floor and dished to Brelynn Bellamy for the game winning three point shot. For Vianney, it’s their 3rd straight trip to The SCT Final, and they are looking to win their 14th title in school history. Watch highlights from SJV vs St. Rose, including the fantastic finish and post game interviews below! Thank you to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our SJV coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Manasquan – 55 Red Bank Catholic – 37 | SCT Semi-Final Senior point guard Dara Mabrey came into Tuesday night’s semi-final game against RBC with an injured left hand, but it did not slow down the future Virginia Tech Hokie. Mabrey scored a game high 18 points, leading Manasquan to a convincing 55-37 win over rival Red Bank Catholic. Lola Mullaney added 16 points, while Faith Masonius recorded 13 points & 10 rebounds for a double – double. Manasquan advances to face No. 1 St. John Vianney in The SCT Championship Game. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Watchung Hills 61 Bridgewater 51 – Boys Somerset County Tournament No. 5 Watchung Hills vs No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan duke it out in the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament. Justin Bryant with another impressive performance under the boards for the Panthers could not out-score Steven Bressler of Watchung tonight who hit 5 three-pointers and a total of 21. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two terrific sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long! Watchung Hills 43 Bound Brook 40 – Girls Somerset County Tournament The Bound Brook Crusaders came into this game with a 20-1 record, but were still not picked as the game’s favorite. Looking to prove the doubters wrong, the Crusaders came out swinging in the second, after a slow first quarter by both teams. Unfortunately for Bound Brook though, its was Julia Cunningham of Watchung Hills who once again dominated the floor. Check out full highlights of this exciting matchup now: Trenton Catholic 51 Notre Dame 46 – Girls – Mercer County Semifinals Trenton Catholic got one step closer to earning the Mercer County Tournament tile Tuesday night as the defeated fourth seed Notre Dame 51-46 to head to the championship. Jada Queen recorded a triple double in the Iron Mikes victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic and Notre Dame coverage! Nottingham 69 Ewing 63 – Boys – Mercer County Semifinals Nottingham has been the best in the Colonial Valley Conference this season. As if having two 1,000 point scorers in Cliff Joseph and Darrell Johnson weren’t enough they also have PG Richie Jones who eclipsed the school single season three point record and total career three point record Tuesday night. The top seeded Northstars were held to a tight game by fifth seed Ewing in the first half but broke out of the their shell in the second act to come away with a 69-63 win to send them to the tournament championship on 2/22 against second seed Trenton Catholic. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Ewing coverage!
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Manasquan 50 Saint Rose 44 (OT) – Girls Faith Masonius hit a three-pointer with a minute to go to force overtime and Annie Mako scored all four of her points in OT to lead Manasquan to its 20th win of the season. Masonius finished the game with 23 points and 8 rebounds as the future Maryland Terp hit four three-pointers. Manasquan led for most of the game until Saint Rose put together a fantastic 4th quarter. Lucy Thomas had 14 points and 8 rebounds sparking the comeback. Lovin Marsicano made 3 of 4 free throws to put the Purple Roses up 42-39 before Masonius got the Warriors back even. In OT, Mako’s three-pointer put Manasquan ahead and five free throws sealed the victory. Another tremendous game in this great NJ girls rivalry. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction: 2018 Primetime Shootout at East Orange Campus Patrick School – 59 St. Benedict’s Prep – 54 The Patrick School used a balanced scoring attack and a hellacious defensive effort to complete the 59-54 upset win over the USA Today’s No. 9 ranked Gray Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep. All but one player on the Celtic’s roster scored, led by Alejandro Vasquez with 15 points. Senior point guard Marquis Nowell orchestrated the Celtic’s offense with precision, recording 8 assists while also playing tight defense on St. Benedict’s sharp shooting guards. Watch highlights of the Patrick School’s thrilling win below! Ranney School – 73 Riverdale Baptist (MD) – 44 Bryan Antoine scored 22 points and put on an aerial display worthy of the NBA Dunk Contest, while Scottie Lewis added 17 points and dished out 6 assists as Ranney came away with a dominating 29 point win over a solid out-of-state opponent in Riverdale Baptist. Savior Akuwovo also chipped in 17 points & 13 rebounds for the panthers in the win. Watch the Highlights below! Our Savior New American (NY) 62 Nottingham 53 – Boys Colonial Valley Conference favorite Nottingham has done an excellent job this season of holding teams down with defense early on and unloading points on offense in the second half. However, in Saturday’s match up at the Prime Time Shootout at East Orange with Our Savior New American (NY) the Northstars found themselves trailing for an entire game for the first time this season. Nottingham was no match for the size of the Pioneers who eventually took the contest 62-53. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Lincoln Academy (GA) 70 Trenton Catholic 64 – Boys With the regular season coming to a close Trenton Catholic (12-8) is looking to get some extra momentum heading into next week’s Mercer County Tournament where they are projected to be the top seed. While it has not been the ideal season for the Iron Mikes six of their losses come to NJ Top 20 teams. On Saturday TCA faced off with Georgia Prep power Lincoln Academy. Trenton Catholic managed to keep it a tight game in the first half but the size of brothers Harouna and Moulaye Sissoko was a mismatch that would eventually lead to a 70-64. The Iron Mikes will wrap up the regular season when they host No. 20 St. Augustine on 2/14. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Warren Hills 35 Hunterdon Central 29 – Girls Warren Hills (2 seed) and Hunterdon Central (7 seed) play extremely similar fast-pace offenses, and that was apparent today. However, early in the fourth quarter Hunterdon Central would get in some foul trouble and the Streaks would go 10/15 from the line just in the fourth, Devyn Gara had six of those points and the finals score of this one would be 35-29 Warren Hills. Check out full highlights now: Delaware Valley 33 Voorhees 17 – Girls Voorhees had an early lead in this Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex quarterfinal, but it was Del Val’s Margaret Affled who dominated the offensive push in the second quarter scoring 15 points (all three pointers). The Lady Terriers win 33-17 and will advance to the semi’s next week against the number two seed, the Warren Hills Blue Streaks. Check out full highlights now:
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
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Nottingham 70 Willingboro 67 Following their first loss of the season Nottingham came into Wednesday night’s match up against Willingboro ready to get back on track. The North Stars led for most of the game, climbing out ahead by 12 at one point, but Willingboro fought back late to get within one in the closing seconds. Richie Jones who had 28 points helped seal the game with a trip to the free throw line. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone would like to thank Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage! The Pennington School 55 Hamilton West 49 Hamilton West came into their latest match up against the Pennington School riding a seven game win streak. The Hornets dominated for most of this one until the Red Raiders began to find salvation behind Mitch Phillips who recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Pennington fought back late to take the lead and come out on top 55-49. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Jersey Sports Zone would like to thank Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hamilton West coverage!
Nottingham’s Darrell Johnson takes home South Jersey game ball
Each week the fans vote for the top boys and girls performance in South Jersey, we are pleased to present Darrell Johnson of Nottingham with his game ball on the same night he scored his 1,000th career point. Darrell put on an impressive 31 point, 1 rebound, 5 block, 1 assist performance against Notre Dame last week. Watch his acceptance speech below: Take Our Poll Watch the highlights: Notre Dame vs. Nottingham 1,000 point game Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Manasquan 77 Middletown North 35 Congrats to Manasquan’s Faith Masonius on cracking the 1,000 career point mark! In a 77-35 win in front of her home crowd on Friday night, Faith poured in 22 points and scored points 999 and 1,000 on a pair of free throws in the 2nd quarter. Faith, a Class of 2019 forward, joins teammate Dara Mabrey and Class of 2017 point guard Stella Clark as Lady Warriors to crack 1,000 career points in the last two seasons. Mabrey chipped in big-time as well, scoring 27 points and was 4/4 on three-pointers. Lola Mullaney also played a complete game, adding in a season-high 24 points in the win. Watch the highlights form JSZ’s Jay Cook about Masonius’ historic night on the hardwood: Red Bank Catholic 59 Middletown South 51 The Caseys had four players in double digits in a balanced scoring attack as RBC gets its eighth win of the season at home. Matt Purcell and Matt Conley both had 12 and Charlie Gordinier and Steve Lubischer had 11 apiece. Trailing 17-4 at the end of one, Middletown South used a 12-0 run in the second quarter to get back into the game, but the Eagles never took the lead. Ryan Purcell had 19 points, all of them in the second half. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank: JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows and Doors and we thank Playa Bowls of Red Bank for allowing us to bring you Red Bank Catholic highlights and features all year long Nottingham 71 Trenton 54 One of the most anticipated games of the season for the Colonial Valley Conference between undefeated Nottingham and 7-1 Trenton had even more meaning as Darrell Johnson needed 22 points to get his 1,000th career point. A close back and forth battle all game turned into a scoring frenzy for the North Stars in the fourth and with 3 minutes to go in the game Johnson reached his milestone. Nottingham remains undefeated on the year as they take down Trenton 71-54. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Nottingham coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates we will be able to get more coverage of Tornado and North Stars athletics all year long! Bound Brook 63 Koinonia 48 In the first half of this one Koinonia played tight with Bound Brook, and even gaining the lead at time, but in the 2nd half Kyle Frauenheim and the Crusaders pulled ahead and took the win. Frauenheim had 27 points, making 8 3FGs and 5 assists. Jaydon Hill also had a big day with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Bound Brook. Check out full highlights of the Crusaders’ 63-48 win now:
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
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Bishop Ahr 74 South Plainfield 66 The Bishop Ahr boys basketball team came into tonight at the top of the GMC – Blue division. Tonight they faced the South Plainfield Tigers, who on the flip side are currently winless in the blue division. However, the Tigers would give the Bishop Ahr a run for their money. In both the 2nd and 3rd quarter South Plainfield outscored the Trojans, but in the end it was Bishop Ahr who came out on top. Leading scorer for the Trojans was number 33, Quadry Adams, who scores 29 points tonight. Check out full highlights now: Metuchen 38 Carteret 53 Carteret and Metuchen are another GMC – Blue division matchup JSZ has for you tonight. In this game, the Ramblers took an early lead over the Metuchen Bulldogs and road that all the way through. Carteret defeated Metuchen 53-38 outscoring the Bulldogs every quarter. Their two key players tonight where Isiah Daniels-Porter and Jahlil Nix. Nix scored 19, while Porter scored 16. Check out full highlights now: Ewing -70 Robbinsville 40 No.12 in the NJ Top 20, Ewing faced off with conference rival 4-1 Robbinsville on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Devils were unstoppable on offense thanks to Highpoint University recruit Mya Grimes, who put on a scoring showcase with 24 points. Not only Ewing stand out on offense they forced the Ravens into gridlock with virtually no scores in the fourth quarter to come away with the victory. Watch the highlights now: . Sponsor shout out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Notre Dame 55 Nottingham-80 Fresh off their holiday tournament championship at the ESCIT, undefeated Nottingham was able to remain perfect against Colonial Valley Conference rival Notre Dame and scoring threat Cartier Bowman, who is averaging 28 points a game. Darell Johnson who scored 41 in the tournament repeated a similar performance as he grabbed 31 in the victory. It is the first time since 2009-2010 that the Northstars have handed the Fighting Irish a loss on the basketball court. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor shout out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Nottingham coverage on Jersey Sports Zone.
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Bulldawg Classic Saint Peter’s Prep 48 Rumson-Fair Haven 43 Jack Pettit had 21 points including four three-pointers to lead the Marauders to a hard fought win at Rutgers. Jack Solano had 20 for RFH, who used a 15-3 third quarter to take a 30-26 lead after three quarters. Saint Peter’s Prep got clutch three pointers from Brendan Thiele and Pettit in the fourth quarter and put the game away with nine free throws with the game on the line. Watch the highlights of an exciting ballgame in Rumson: Barnegat 68 Fort Hamilton (NY) 44 Mike Revello scored 7 points of the Bengals 12-0 run to open the game and reached the 1000 point plateau at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. Barnegat had a dominant effort with a 24-5 first quarter and building a huge 38-12 lead at the half. Mike Revello had 16 points and 8 assists with Carson Francisco adding 13 and Brendan Revello contributing with 10. JSZ has the 1000 point milestone and an interview with Mike Revello following the win: We’re excited to have BSR Physical Therapy joining the JSZ Team and supporting our coverage of Barnegat Basketball all winter! Brunswick Classic East Brunswick 42 North Brunswick 22 Today was the final day of the annual Brunswick Classic at South Brunswick High School and the first matchup featured East Brunswick taking on North Brunswick. The Eagles knew they were up for a challenge, seeing as the Bears have not lost yet this season; unfortunately, for North that did not change today. East defeats North 42-22 behind the leadership of Nicole Johnson who scored 16 points and Alyssa Bondi who contributed 9. Check out full highlights now: South Brunswick 33 Hillsborough 29 The South Brunswick girls basketball team hosted their annual Brunswick Classic today, which included the East Brunswick Bears, North Brunswick Eagles and Hillsborough Raiders. In this matchup, the Vikings took on the Raiders in a nail biter. However, thanks to University of Buffalo commit and senior forward, Alexis Adams, the Vikings held onto their lead and defeated Hillsborough 33-29. Check out full highlights and a post game interview with Adams now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will be bringing you all the best Raider highlights all year long! ESCIT Tournament Nottingham 97 Conwell-Egan (PA) 79 It’s not very often you see a public school take down two visiting out of state private schools in back to back games, but then again you don’t know Nottingham. The Northstars put on another incredible performance this time against Conwell- Egan (PA) to win the ESCIT trophy. Darell Johnson for Nottingham scored 41 points in the championship and was rewarded with MVP honors afterwards. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedics for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Metro Holiday Classic East Side 78 University 41 For No. 12 in the NJ Top 20, Newark East Side it was just another day at the office as the Raiders outplayed University in a 78-41 victory in the Newark’s school’s Metro Holiday Classic. East Side will face West Side for the championship on 12/30 at 2:30 from Weequahic HS. Watch the highlights now: Montgomery Classic Bridgewater-Raritan 56 Montgomery 49 Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Rehabilitation and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to these two generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best Panther highlights all year long!
Watch 12.27 JSZ Holiday Hoops Highlights
JSZ has a large menu for our Wednesday holiday hoops coverage. We will post game highlights throughout the day Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldawg Classic Rumson-Fair Haven 66 Fort Hamilton (NY) 45 Jack Solano had 24 points including a stretch of four straight three-pointers to lead RFH to a 21 point win over Fort Hamilton out of Brooklyn on a night when the Bulldogs unveiled their 2017 Central Jersey Group 2 state championship banner. Elijah McAllister had 4 points and 8 blocked shots for RFH who are now 3-0 on the season. Watch the highlights from Thursday night in Rumson: Saint Peter’s Prep 44 Barnegat 30 Shayne Simon is known as one of the nation’s best football players. The future Notre Dame linebacker showed his skills on the basketball court as he sparked a Marauders comeback with key offensive rebounds and baskets in the third quarter. Barnegat had a 13-12 halftime lead before Simon scored five straight points to give Saint Peter’s Prep the lead for good. Simon and Dmitri Plexidas had 11 to lead the way for Saint Peter’s who is now 3-1 on the season. Mike Revello had 13 for Barnegat and is now seven points away from 1000 for his career. Watch highlights of a great battle at Rumson-Fair Haven High School: Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, South Carolina Linden 79 Northwood Academy 30 Tavon Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds to set the tone for a dominating effort for the Tigers at the Rotary Roundball Classic at North Charleston High School in South Carolina. Linden advances to the semifinals of their bracket in the event which also features Don Bosco Prep playing in a separate bracket. Don Bosco won its opening round game as well in Charleston. A special thanks to Scott Eisberg of WCIV-TV for giving Jersey fans some southern holiday hoops! Hillsborough Holiday Tournament Hillsborough 59 Hightstown 54 The host team of the 2017 Hillsborough Holiday Tournament, the Raiders, came into today winless. Fortunately, today’s leading scorer Justin Brown and his 20 point contribution changed that. The Raiders got their first win over the Hightstown Rams 59-54 and will play Hunterdon Central in the Tournament final tomorrow evening at 7PM. Check out highlights now: Hunterdon Central 80 West Orange 67 The first matchup in today’s Mid-State Holiday Tournament featured Hunterdon Central and West Orange. Central came in 3-1, while West Orange remained undefeated. However, it was Central’s big day as they handed the Mountaineers their first loss of the season. The star of the game was shooting guard, Sean Oberman, who scored 27 total points, three of which were three pointers. Check out full highlights now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Lady Lancer’s 1st Annual Winter Showcase St. John Vianney – 63 Franklin High School – 55 Junior Point Guard Sarah Karpell led the Lancers with 16 points and some great defensive play, as St. John Vianney took down the defending TOC Champions of Franklin at the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Vianney will now play another challenging game against Rutgers Prep on Thursday. Franklin’s Diamond Miller scored 24 in the loss. Watch Full Highlights and post game reaction from SJV vs Franklin below! Rutgers Prep – 70 Rumson Fair-Haven 47 Rutgers Prep is currently the No. 2 ranked team in New Jersey, and the Argonauts proved worthy of that ranking on Wednesday. Leilani Correa led the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a dominant 23 point win over RFH. George Washington Bound point guard Tori Hyduke scored a game high 36 for Rumson in the loss. Rutgers Prep will now face St. John Vianney on Thursday in the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Watch Highlights of Rutgers Prep vs RFH below! Albert E. Martin Buc Classic (Red Bank Regional), Little Silver Colts Neck 79 Shore Regional 29 Danny Gaines had 23 points in just three quarters of work as the Cougars rolled out to a 25-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in the opening round of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Gaines also had some sensational passes as part of his outstanding effort. JSZ captures the Gaines magic in Little Silver: JSZ’s coverage of Colts Neck is brought to you by Hit Training and ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch supports our Shore Regional highlights and features Lakewood 51 Red Bank Regional 39 Drayton Bonapart and Ryan Savoy had 13 to lead a balanced Piners scoring attack as the #2 seed advances to the semifinals of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Lakewood will face #3 Colts Neck in the semifinals on Thursday. Watch the highlights of the Piners win on Wednesday afternoon: JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply and Lakewood Piners coverage on JSZ is brought to you by Michael Inzelbuch Steinert 35 Raritan 34 The first round of the New Egypt High School Holiday Basketball Tournament kicked off with a bang as Raritan and Steinert made for an intense matchup. The Rockets took an early lead but Steinert quickly took over, leading for most of the game. Raritan would rally back in the fourth thanks to Zach Mojica. In the closing seconds, they’d come up short as Steinert walks away with their first win o the year in dramatic fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert coverage. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Raritan coverage! Nottingham- 90 King’s Christian 56 It was another impressive performance from Cliff Joseph and Nottingham in the opening round of the ESCIT Tournament from Trenton Catholic Academy. The Northstars were able to take down King’s Christian 90-56 after struggling in the first quarter. Joseph dominated on all aspects of the game as he gave his team a huge momentum boost in this victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage!
Watch Tuesday 12.19 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Rumson-Fair Haven 46 Matawan 37 Ian O’Connor scored 23 points and 7 rebounds and sparked a 10-0 run in the 4th quarter to give the Bulldogs a big road win to open the season. Elijah McAllister had 4 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocked shots for the Bulldogs and Teddy Sourlis added 7 points in the 4th quarter. Matawan took a 21-19 lead late in the third on a four point play by Mike Dunne, but the 4th quarter belonged to the Bulldogs. Watch the highlights of a great “A” Central battle in the Shore Conference: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage on JSZ. We give top priority to our sponsored schools when we choose what games we shoot every day! Manasquan – 60 Red Bank Catholic – 37 Girls Basketball Manasquan’s tremendous trio of Faith Masonius, Dara Mabrey, and Lola Mullaney was too much for Red Bank Catholic, as the three players combined for 56 of the Lady Warrior’s 60 points in a dominating 23 point win over their rival Caseys. Watch highlights and post game reaction from Manasquan vs Red Bank Catholic below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank, they are the reason we can bring you comprehensive coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long. Middletown South 67 Wall 52 Four Eagles finished in double digits led by Ryan Purcell’s 20 as the Eagles busted open a six point halftime lead to an impressive victory in their home opener. Matt Laudisi and James Baldo added 11 points and Dave Gervase had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Steve Geis led all scorers with 27 points for the Crimson Knights. The win was the first for coach Jim Anderson, who returned to lead the Eagles after last coaching Middletown South in 2001. JSZ has highlights of Shore Conference basketball in Middletown: Thanks to Prown’s Windows and Doors for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage. We’ll have great Eagles action from all varsity sports this year thanks to Prown’s Windows and Doors! Bridgewater-Raritan 52 Hillsborough 33 The Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers paid a visit to cross town rivals, the Hillsborough Raiders, this evening for a Skyland Conference matchup. Bridgewater squeaked out a win last week against Watching Hills and came into tonight hungry for that 2-0 record, while Hillsborough still looking for their first win after falling to Phillipsburg. For Hillsborough, the man to watch was #22, Aaron Gao, who last year for the Panthers scored 49 3-pointers, making him an extremely dangerous outside threat. However, this evening he did have some help from teammates, Justin Bryant and Sterling White. The two guards combined posted 36 points tonight, while Bryant also contributed a double double and 10 rebounds. In the end, it was Bridgewater who came out on top 52-33 over Hillsborough. Check out full highlights brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of both Hillsborough and Bridgewater is brought to you by JSZ’s amazing sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic JSZ will bring you great Raider and Panther highlights all season long! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to Urgent Injury JSZ will bring you great Panther highlights all season long! Nottingham 77 Princeton 28 Cliff Joseph put on a spectacular performance in Tuesday night’s match up between Princeton and Nottingham. The Little Tigers kicked the year off 1-0, but Joseph and the Northstars came to play. Thanks to great defense and an unstoppable offense Nottingham pulled away with a 77-28 victory to improve to 2-0 on the year. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Princeton and Nottingham coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic we will bring you great Little Tigers and Northstar highlights all season long!
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch Freehold Boro 51 Nottingham 34 Week 10 highlights
Freehold Boro 51 Nottingham 34- Week 10 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Nottingham coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of the Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Northstars sports all year long! Thank you to HIT for our Freehold Boro coverage! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Week 10 Saturday Playoff Highlights Show
The first round of the high school football playoffs is complete. JSZ wraps up our week 10 coverage with seven games of action from Saturday afternoon in our highlights show: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Saint Peter’s Prep 41 Don Bosco Prep 18: Maasi Maynor 22-31, 294 yards, 3 TD’s St. Joe’s-Montvale 49 Red Bank Catholic 13: Nick Patti 2 TD runs, 2 TD passes Freehold Boro 51 Nottingham 34: Ashante Worthy 416 rush yards, 7 TD runs, 190 pass yards Hillside 28 South River 7: Nahree Biggins 82 yard TD run Mater Dei Prep 42 Holy Cross 22: Malik Ingram 4 TD runs in first half St. Joe’s-Hammonton 54 St. Mary (Rutherford) 6: Qwashin Townsel 4 TD runs Penns Grove 52 Schalick 20: Tyreke Brown 269 yards total offense, 3 TD’s Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch highlights of 10 games to kick off our post-season coverage: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 10 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch Hamilton West 13 Nottingham 49 Week 9 highlights
Hamilton West 13 Nottingham 49- Week 9 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hamilton West and Nottingham coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Hornets and Northstars sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Stiff arms and big returns highlight Week 9 Top Play nominees
The regular season closed out in style as we bring you 11 outstanding plays from around the state. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the Top Play from Week Nine captured by JSZ cameras. The winner of this week’s poll will earn an invite to our statewide football banquet in December. Watch another tremendous reel of great plays from all across New Jersey! Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Missed our Highlights Shows? Watch 21 games of action from Week 9 on Friday and Saturday
Watch JSZ Week 9 Saturday Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone closes out the regular season with 10 more games of high definition highlights. We start our show with a pair of 21 point 4th quarter comebacks. Nick Patti orchestrated a St. Joe’s-Montvale home win over DePaul. Somerville trailed Summit 36-15 at the end of three quarters before “The Ville” rallied for 21 and the game-winning score in a 42-36 overtime win. We’ve also got SJV reaching 9-0 along with RBC and Nottingham getting to 8-1. Watch all the action from around New Jersey: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: St. Joe-Montvale 28 DePaul 21: Nick Patti 14/30 200 yards, 1 TD pass, 1 TD run Somerville 42 Summit 36 (OT): Duke McDuffie 50 yard punt return TD to force OT, game-winning TD run Red Bank Catholic 41 Manasquan 19: Steve Lubischer: 9/11, 240 yards, 2 TD passes, 2 TD runs Saint John Vianney 48 Monmouth Regional 7: Haaziq Daniels 3 TD passes Mater Dei Prep 28 Point Pleasant Beach 6: Malik Ingram 2 TD runs Nottingham 49 Hamilton West 13: Diontae Nicholson 22 carries, 151 yards, 2 TD’s Trenton 40 Hopewell Valley 3: Messiah Cook 16 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD Penns Grove 40 Woodstown 22: Kavon Lewis 20/26, 347 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT Salem 44 Deptford 0: Zaire Jones 16 carries, 179 yards, 3 TD’s Shore Regional 28 Keyport 14: Jack McCrae 19 carries, 164 yards, 2 TD’s Gil Goldsmith 20 carries, 124 yards Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 games of action here: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 9 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch JSZ’s Friday Week 4 Highlights Show
A double-overtime thriller, a state championship rematch, big hits and another batch of tremendous highlights. Jersey Sports Zone has it all with 13 games of action in our Friday Week 4 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Saint Peter’s Prep 23 Paramus Catholic 14: Jayson + Justin Ademilola combine for 5 sacks Brick Memorial 22 Sayreville 21 (2OT) – Blaine Netterman game winning 2 point conversion in double OT Paul VI 27 Notre Dame 21 – Jamir Garland 15 carries, 165 yards Saint John Vianney 42 Brick Township 0 – Josiah Walker 12 carries, 125 yards, 2 TD’s – LB Johnny Buchanan commits to Delaware Red Bank Catholic 49 Colonia 12 – Zack Bair 4 TD’s including 100-yard kickoff return Point Pleasant Boro 13 Monmouth Regional 3 – James Fara and Brandon Cipriano TD runs Long Branch 21 Wall 14 – Jermaine Corbett 128 yards rushing, 2 TD’s Raritan 28 Donovan Catholic 9 – PJ Buccine 2 TD runs, James Vanmeerbeke 2 TD passes Linden 42 Elizabeth 21 – BJ George 306 yards rushing, 4 TD’s Ridge 49 Plainfield 14 – Dave Stieglitz 130 yards of total offense, 2 TD’s Allentown 55 Hopewell Valley 31 – Dan Merkel 373 passing yards, 5 TD passes – Sadik Queen 4 TD catches Vineland 60 Cumberland 6 – Nihym Anderson 5 TD’s, 2 sacks and fumble recovery Pleasantville 29 Schalick 16 – Sahmir Jones – 13 carries, 179 yards, 2 TD’s Missed our Thursday Highlights Show? Check out 8 games to get our Week 4 coverage started including a big performance by the Rumson-Fair Haven defense, an offensive outburst by Manalapan and the Phillipsburg Stateliners reaching 4-0 Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Friday we are scheduled to show 13 games of action including: Paramus Catholic at Saint Peter’s Prep, Brick Township at Saint John Vianney, Elizabeth at Linden, Brick Memorial at Sayreville Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Princeton 1 Nottingham 0 boy’s soccer highlights
After being shut out 3-0 by Westfield, the Princeton boy’s soccer team was looking to bounce back against local rival Nottingham, but the Northstars did not make it easy. After a shutout in regulation the Tigers were able to come out on top thanks to the golden goal from Dean Patel. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for providing coverage of Princeton and Nottingham Athletics! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Ewing 0 Nottingham 18 highlights
Ewing 0 Nottingham 18 week 3 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for providing coverage of Ewing and Nottingham Athletics! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ’s Week 3 Saturday Highlights Show
The Jersey Sports Zone team continues to expand our high school football coverage across the state thanks to our great sponsors. We were able to bring you 24 games of high definition highlights in Week 3. Our Saturday Week 3 Highlights Show features 12 games of action. What games do we choose to cover? Our first priority is teams with local sponsors. Visit our Be a Sponsor Page to learn more. Watch another great show NOW: Click above to watch highlights from the following games St. Peter’s Prep 43 Seton Hall Prep 20: Shayne Simon – 8 catches, 199 yards, 3 TD’s Manalapan 34 Old Bridge 13: Naim Mayfield – 14 carries, 233 yards, 3 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 40 Holmdel 24: Pete Lucas – 3 TD runs Red Bank Catholic 47 Ocean Township 0: Zack Bair – 10 carries, 187 yards, 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 42 Neptune 0: Ashante Worthy – 301 total yards, 3 TD runs, 2 TD passes Long Branch 43 Colts Neck 13: Jermaine Corbett – 19 carries, 250 yards, 3 TD’s Mater Dei Prep 44 Keyport 14: Isaiah Noguera – 73 yard punt return for TD Lakewood 32 Jackson Liberty 29: Zyheir Jones – 2 TD passes, TD run, 2 INT’s on defense Hillsborough 48 Plainfield 0: Tyler Boatwright – 6 carries, 145 yards, TD Nottingham 18 Ewing 0: Diontae Nicholson – 26 carries, 106 yards, 2 TD’s Salem 20 Penns Grove 18: Zaire Jones – 24 carries, 177 yards, 2 TD’s Paulsboro 21 Gateway 14: Dehron Holloway – 261 rush yards, 2 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Nery’s week 2 game ball winner: Nottingham’s Diontae Nicholson
Nottingham RB Diontae Nicholson rushed for 249 yards and 2 TD’s to help lead his team to a 21-7 victory over Hopewell Valley in Week 3. Watch his reaction as he receives Nery’s WJFL game ball! Take Our Poll Watch his Week 3 performance: Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Hopewell Valley 7 Nottingham 21
Hopewell Valley 7 Nottingham 21 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote now for JSZ’s WJFL Week 2 Game Ball
Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner from Nery Rodriguez Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player.
Watch JSZ Saturday Week Two Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brought you 19 games of high definition highlights in Week 2. Our Saturday Highlights Show features nine games of action including two fantastic finishes in Morristown and Marlboro along with a dominating performance form St. Joe’s-Montvale: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: St. Joe’s-Montvale 48 Delbarton 0: Nick Patti 12-19, 190 yards, 4 TD’s Randolph 28 Morristown 21: Justin Suarez, game-winning TD run with :14 left Pinelands 27 Marlboro 20: Evan Burton, game-winning 62 yard TD run with 28 seconds left Hun 48 Stellar Prep 0: Pat Holly – 350 passing yards, 5 TD’s Nottingham 21 Hopewell Valley 7: Diontae Nicholson – 37 carries, 265 yards, 2 TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 27 Lacey 0: James Fara – 13 carries, 168 yards, 2 TD’s Holmdel 45 Spotswood 7: Jeff DeCicco: 3 TD passes, 2 TD runs Penns Grove 69 Haddon Heights 8: Tyreke Brown – 6 total TD’s Overbrook 27 Woodstown 14: Xavier Martin – 2 TD’s, 1 TD pass Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: email@example.com (Shore), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Mid State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote for JSZ’s Week One Top Play and Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone brings you the best of the best from the past weekend in high school football. Every Sunday, we’ll ask you to vote for the Top Play and Top Performers from the previous weekend on the gridiron. Our Top Play winners will be invited to be part of our statewide football banquet coming up in December. Our Game Ball winners will be presented with a JSZ Game Ball during a mid-week practice. Our polls are open NOW and will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for supporting JSZ and allowing us to bring a new level of coverage of high school football. We are excited to promote the great athletes around the Garden State. Watch our Top Plays from Week One and cast your vote now! Take Our Poll Rich’s Game Ball JSZ”s Rich Chrampanis started Jersey Sports Zone on the Jersey Shore and is excited to honor top athletes each and every week. Monmouth Building Center has been a longtime supporter of Shore Conference athletes. Monmouth Building Center allows us to present Game Balls to top Shore performers in football, basketball, baseball and softball to top athletes from Monmouth and Ocean County. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Coaches can email email@example.com if they have a nominee from high school football. Take Our Poll Alex’s Game Ball JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has nominees from the Big North and Greater Middlesex Conference. Coaches if you have a player with a big performance, you can nominate him for our JSZ Game Ball. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday night if you have a player from the Big North or GMC who stepped up: Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has nominees from the Mid-State 38 Conference. Email email@example.com every week with top performers from Mid-State 38: Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the best performers from the West Jersey Football League every week. To nominate your favorite player for a Game Ball, email firstname.lastname@example.org Take Our Poll Missed our Highlights Shows? 22 games from around the state on our Friday and Saturday highlights shows. Watch our high definition highlights and post-game interviews from around the state. Do you want to see your hometown team featured on JSZ? We are entirely supported by our great sponsors. Email email@example.com to learn how to join our team. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Allentown/Nottingham Week 0 Highlights
Allentown 34 Nottingham 7
JSZ Blog: Even the Story Teller Has a Story
To the players, coaches, parents, and fans out there. To the readers, followers, and viewers of our content. To those who have supported Shore Sports Zone over the past three years, and to those who are new. Jersey Sports Zone is officially here, and I would like to welcome you to this new and exciting company, and say how thankful I am to have you along for the ride. I would like to introduce myself, and tell you about my passion and plans for this new venture. I have always been the “behind the scenes” guy, my focus being on on finding and telling the stories of others. Editing, creating, and mixing, piece by piece, video by video. None of which ever really included myself. But, even the story teller has a story. Right? I remember a cold January afternoon in Neptune, New Jersey. I was an eight year old boy, gripping my father’s hand as we headed into the gymnasium for the Scarlet Flier’s annual Holiday Jubilee. We grabbed what seemed to be the only available seats in the building. Just as I settled into my seat and picked up my head, there was a flash across the gym. A player had stolen the ball, sprinted down the court and rose into the air, throwing down a rim rattling acrobatic dunk like nothing I had ever seen before. I turned to my father and asked “Who is that!?” He simply replied “That’s J.R.”. That player of course being NBA Champion and Cleveland Cavalier Guard JR Smith, who at the time was a long and lanky 11th grader at Lakewood High School. There was no internet fame, or multi million dollar contract yet, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by being in his presence. There was an aura around JR, and it was an entirely fresh experience for me. He was a star. I knew it, every fan in the gym knew it, and most undoubtedly, JR Smith knew it. That “aura” is not a requisite of greatness, but the great ones usually have it. It’s when a player can walk into a room full of people that know nothing of him or her, but know immediately that he/she is someone. From that point on, I was hooked, I wanted to find more players that captivated audiences, drew crowds by the thousands, and ticket lines so long that my legs would ache by tip off. My father and I began traveling the state, tri-state, and eventually all over the Northeast. Attending showcases, tournaments, and games featuring the best players in the country. Every season was a new start, a chance to discover another star, and the opportunity to years down the line say ‘I was there when..” I was there when LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony squared off as high schoolers, dazzling college and pro scouts while drawing ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd in Trenton. I was there to see many of DaJaun Wagner’s unfathomable and entertaining state record 3,462 career points. I was there at Rutgers in 2011, for what some considered the game of a life time, No. 1 St. Patrick’s vs No. 2 St Anthony. A sold out National Championship prizefight, disguised as a Non-Public B North Final. Bob Hurley’s Friars getting the better of Kevin Boyle’s Celtic’s en route to a perfect 33-0 season and Hurley’s 26th State Championship. Then came 2013, I wanted a way to document my experiences at these events. The amazing players and moments deserved to be archived and shared. I began filming the games I attended, sitting in the stands with my iPhone, anxiously awaiting an exciting play or exhilarating slam dunk. The footage certainly wasn’t award winning. It was out of focus, not in frame, and a bit shaky. I wasn’t entirely sure of what I was doing, but it seemed to be working, and I was loving every minute of it. Video by video, my views, followers, and subscribers began to grow. This was all thanks to the amazing players I covered. I would like to name a few that helped me me along the way; Mike Gesicki, Karl Towns Jr., Isaiah Briscoe, Ben Simmons, The Ball Brothers, Leondre Washington, Bryan Antoine, and Scottie Lewis. The names, games, teams, and moments could be listed on and on. All of which have contributed to where I am today. Bringing high definition highlights to all of you, and telling the stories of New Jersey’s best athletes. Providing exposure and shining light where it belongs. From an iPhone, to a Best Buy CamCorder, to a full on professional camera that I use today. The evolution and progression has been steady. Self teaching, and practicing. Perfecting my craft to the best of my ability. Nothing was planned, only discovered along the way. Art is truly about finding a way to express yourself, and video is my way of doing that. The camera is my paint brush, this laptop is my canvas. Creating something special and sharing it with others is what I love to do. This is what I will continue to do with Jersey Sports Zone and I cannot be more thrilled about it. Whether it be a simple game highlight, or a long form documentary. Shining a light and providing exposure for young athletes and their dreams, the only way I know how to. Rich Chrampanis had asked me put something together to get people excited about our new company. I chose what only came natural to me. Here are some of my favorite and most memorable basketball moments from the last few years. Enjoy and Thank You for your time! Alexander Lorenzo Videographer/Producer Jersey Sports Zone ATTENTION ATHLETES We want to give you a space to tell your story. We take great pride in providing positive promotion of high school athletes. Throughout the year, we’ll ask athletes from all sports to contribute their own blog entries to learn what it takes to succeed on and off the field. If you want to be a part of the JSZ Blog, email firstname.lastname@example.org
State playoff highlights and scores for June 3rd
The Shore Conference is out of the state baseball playoffs. SSZ has highlights of RBC and Ocean Township baseball in the sectional finals plus all the softball scores from Friday All Shore Conference teams are eliminated from the state baseball playoffs after three teams were eliminated on Friday. Shore Sports Zone has highlights from an exciting game between Nottingham and Ocean as well as Camden Catholic blanking RBC in Red Bank: High School Baseball Central Jersey Group 1 Finals (1) South River 5 (2) Keyport 0 Central Jersey Group 3 Finals (6) Nottingham 8 (4) Ocean Township 5 Non-Public South “A” Semifinals (4) Camden Catholic 2 (1) Red Bank Catholic 0 High School Softball Three Shore Conference teams win are through to the state semifinals. Congratulations to Middletown South, Lacey and Donovan Catholic! North 2 Group 3 Finals (3) Middletown South 1 (4) South Plainfield 0 Central Jersey Group 3 Finals (2) Steinert 5 (8) Wall 0 South Jersey Group 3 Finals (3) Lacey 7 (5) Mainland 3 *Thursday* Non-Public South “A” Semifinals (9) Donovan Catholic 5 (5) Red Bank Catholic 2 Non-Public South “B” Semifinals (6) Benedictine 5 (2) Mater Dei Prep 1