Watch Tuesday 7.14 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
Baseball is BACK! It’s the opening day of the 222-team Last Dance Baseball Tournament presented by RWJ Barnabas. JSZ has highlights all day and night from every part of the state! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Berkeley Heights Regional Governor Livingston 8 Oratory 5 The Mountainside White Sox (Governor Livingston) asserted their dominance as one of the teams to watch in the Last Dance tournament with an 8-5 victory over Oratory. Pitcher Sam Bass throwing three innings of relief finished the night with eight strike outs. They face Summit on 7/14 next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Brick Regional Brick Memorial 5 Jackson Liberty 4 (12 innings) With 111 games across New Jersey in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament, Brick Memorial closed out the first day with a 5-4 marathon win over Jackson Liberty just before 11:00 p.m. JSZ captured the final out from Kyle Cline to give the Mustangs a matchup with Jackson Memorial on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to the region championship on Thursday: Pitman Regional Team SISU (Eastern) 7 Glassboro 6 This clash of 2019 state finalists lived up to the hype. Drew Tongue hit a grand slam for Glassboro with two outs in the top of the 7th inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead. Teddy Moos answered with a walk-off grand slam for Eastern in the bottom of the 7th to set off a celebration for the Vikings. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Glassboro Little League: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Belmar Regional Howell (Blue+Grey) 2 Monmouth Regional 0 Max Friedeman and Nick Gomes combine on a 1-hit shutout and catcher Chris Acampora delivers the only runs of the game with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 4th to give the Rebels a matchup with top seed St. John Vianney on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the regional final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a great pitcher’s duel at Saint Rose: Tri-County Regional Allentown 9 Monroe 2 Jack Nitti was dominant on the hill with five no-hit innings and the Redbirds used a five run first inning to cruise into the pool final against Manalapan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Lakewood BlueClaws First Energy Park: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Allentown and Monroe! Morris Township Regional Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 10 Morris Catholic (Morris County Queensmen) 0 (5 innings) The reigning Non-Public A state champions opened the Last Dance in style with a mercy-rule, 10-0 win over Morris Catholic. Juniors Ryan Reynolds and Kyle Venezia combined for the shutout on the mound while senior first baseman Kyle Vinci paced the offensive with explosions off the bat. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from Fleury Field: Wall Regional Middletown South 12 JS Monsters (Shore) 0 (5 innings) Mike Keenan gave up a leadoff single and then shut down Shore for 4 1/3 innings striking out seven and freshman Matt Pontari blasted a three-run homer to left to close out the scoring in a dominant performance from the top seed in the Wall Regional. The Eagles can reach the region final with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from North Wall Little League: Bellmawr Regional Medford Renegades (Shawnee) 13 Pine Hill (Overbrook) 3 (6 innings) Shawnee plated four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, taking care of Overbrook in Bellmawr. The Renegades will square off against rival Cherokee on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Regional GT Highlanders (Highland Regional) 3 MO Town (Moorestown) 0 Kyle White did not miss a beat on the mound as he went the distance for a complete game shutout and six strikeouts against MO Town. Matt Schaffer’s two-run homer in the third to break a scoreless tie gave Highland the lead for good. Highland now has an opportunity to reach the region finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Highland Regional is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Washington Township Regional Washington Twp. 12 Sterling 6 The Minutemen trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but exploded for ten runs in the inning to turn the tide on the Knights. Nick Hammer went 3-4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs, including two hits in the Minutemen’s big inning. Jimmy Hallman picked up the win in relief and added 3 RBIs of his own. Washington Township can move to the regional finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Edison Regional J.P. Hawks (J.P. Stevens) 12 Carteret Ramblers 3 J.P. Stevens got out to a hot start in the Last Dance Tournament, defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Carteret 12-3 thanks to an explosive four run inning Ito close out the opening round game. They will take on host team Edison on Wednesday at 11 a.m. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Whitehouse Station Regional Hunterdon County Devils (Hunterdon Central) 12 Phillipsburg 2 (5 innings) Nick Zarneki punched in five runs, including a three-run homer to force the mercy rule, to power the Devils to a first round last dance win over HWS rival Phillipsburg. Tristan Spalter struck out seven in three innings of work, as well. The Devils will face the Glenn Gardner Vikings (Voorhees) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. TD Bank Ballpark Region Hillsborough 5 RP Argonaut Baseball (Rutgers Prep) 2 A home run at the bottom of the first inning by Ryan Hvozdovic gave the Raiders the lead and they never looked back. Hillsborough defeated Rutgers Prep in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament and will take on the GSB Knights Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: GSB Knights 7 RiverDogs (Pingry) 4 An early lead for RiverDogs was the only bright spot of the day as the Knights battled one trailed for one half inning. Chris Boney had 9 strikeouts for the Knights in the win. The Knights move on to play Hillsborough Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Vote now for the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year!
We haven’t forgotten about the goalies. JSZ brings you 10 amazing stops captured by our cameras. Cast your vote now to see who gets the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year We spent the last week having fun with a tournament-style 32 bracket of JSZ’s top hockey goals. Now it’s time to give the goalies some love. We went through all of our games and picked out the best saves captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras. The polls are open NOW and will close on Monday at 3:00 pm. Watch the ten nominees and cast your vote for JSZ Hockey Save of the Year: Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more!
Watch Thursday 1.2 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ opens 2020 with some action on the ice! We’ll have you covered with action from both the Skyland and Shore conferences as we head into the New Year. Stay tuned for the action! Ridge 2 Pingry 2 A big-time battle of tough Skyland Conference teams ended in a tough-nosed 2-2 tie Thursday night. Ridge held a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, but Pingry battled back to tie it up at the end of the second period. Stellar goaltending from Marcus Fabiunke and Kevin Parnham highlighted a busy third. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Bridgewater: Middletown North 3 Wall 1 Larry Gearl broke a 1-1 tie with a goal right in front of the net in the second period to give Middletown North a Shore Conference win to start 2020. John Miranda had the game-tying goal and Bob Fitzgerald added an empty netter for the Lions (5-5-1). Sean Kiewe had the lone goal for the Crimson Knights. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown Ice World:
Watch Friday 12.13 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’re nearing the end of the first week of the hockey season for most high schools teams and different squads around the state are stepping up early. Enjoy our highlights from Hunterdon, Mercer and Monmouth counties! Pingry 5 Hillsborough 2 Since their opening day loss to Middletown South, Pingry has been red hot. The Big Blue have reeled off three straight wins with at least four goals scored in each contest. Peter Korn, Lachlan Gibson, Joe Faccone, Eric Bush and Jared Kordonsky all lit the lamp in a rematch of last year’s Skyland Conference final. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington Ice Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Hopewell Valley 8 West Windsor-Plainsboro 3 Hopewell Valley bounced back from a loss with a dominating 8-3 victory over West Windsor-Plainsboro. The Bulldogs turned a 3-1 lead in the first into 7-3 by the third period. Lucas Gaissert ended the night with a hat trick as Hopewell improves to 3-2. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and West Windsor-Plainsboro coverage. Marlboro 1 Wall 1 John Spallin’s redirect in the second period kept the Mustangs unbeaten at 2-0-1 on the young season. Sean Kiewe had Wall’s goal in the first period and Marlboro goalie Dmitri Kapranov stepped up with a number of quality saves in the third period. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference:
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Why are shoes on the ice in Middletown? It’s a “shoe trick” for Demitri Forand!
The hockey tradition of hats littering the ice when a player scores three goals in the game has a unique twist at Middletown South. JSZ has the highlights of Eagles defenseman Demitri Forand lighting the lamp three times and triggering a sea of shoes on the ice in a big home win over Pingry. Middletown South 4 Pingry 1 Demitri Forand scored three times including the game-winner late in the second period to give the Eagles a big win over a North Jersey ranked squad. Sean Caswell had 37 saves in the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown Ice World:
Vote now for JSZ’s 2019 Football Plays of the Year!
As we get ready for the Regional Championships and the end of the high school football season, JSZ has gone deep in its archives to pick out the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2019 football season. We’ve got seven categories for you to vote on. The polls are open NOW through Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. The winner of each category will get an invite to Jersey Sports Zone’s third annual football banquet on December 11 in Woodbridge. Thank you again to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible plays to choose from. Watch all the videos below and cast your vote now! TD Run of the Year Take Our Poll TD Pass Play of the Year Take Our Poll Defensive TD of the Year Take Our Poll Special Teams TD of the Year Take Our Poll Sack of the Year Take Our Poll Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll Viewers Choice Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ’s Top Play Belt winners from the regular season are not in the Plays of the Year. Those winners will be invited to the banquet and be honored along with our Plays of the Year winners. JSZ 2019 Top Play Belt Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, Pingry Week 1: Thomas Amankwaa, Hillsborough Week 2: David Hicks, Red Bank Regional Week 3: Nate Summerville, Shawnee Week 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan Catholic Week 5: Nasir Abney, Holy Cross Week 6: Mike Cassanata, Wayne Hills Week 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Week 8: Jake Cook, Mainland Week 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial
Watch Sunday 11.10 JSZ Championship Soccer Highlights
Championship Sunday at Kean University features four exciting soccer matchups to determine who are the garden state’s best Non-Public teams. We have coverage from all four finals on Sunday. Come back throughout the night and enjoy the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 1 St. Augustine 0 (2OT) | Boys Non-Public A Final It took 91 minutes and a battle against one of the state’s best defensive squads, but Seton Hall Prep is state champions for the first time in a decade. A 50/50 service into the box was contested by Seton Hall Prep’s Lucas Ross early in the second half – that pass ultimately went through the keeper’s hands into the back of the net. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is sponsored by QuickChek! Gill St. Bernard’s 3 Moorestown Friends 0 | Boys Non-Public B Final Micaah Garnette scored twice to reach the 30 goal mark and the Blue Knights won their second straight Non-Public B state title. Garnette scored in the 5th minute to set the early tone and ten minutes later Jordan Canica weaved around three defenders to find the net for his 17th of the season. Garnette sealed the title in the 76th minute on a penalty kick. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: Thanks to QuickChek for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to bring you state championship coverage! Pingry 6 DePaul 0 | Girls Non-Public A Final For a second straight year Pingry was crowned Non-Public A Champions following a dominating 6-0 win over DePaul Catholic. Big Blue was led by Columbia University Commit Madisyn Pilla who scored twice in the first half. Pilla has reached 48 goals this year with 11 of those coming in the postseason. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Quick Chek for sponsoring all of our 2019 postseason soccer coverage! Rutgers Prep 2 Saddle River Day 0 | Girls Non-Public B Final The Argonauts put the finishing touches on the greatest season in program history with an impressive 2-0 win over the Rebels. Shots came early and often for Rutgers Prep, who dominated possession all afternoon, but could not get on the board in the first half. Micah Livingston scored in the 46th minute to break the tie scoreless. Asia Hankerson followed up in the 47th minute with a rocket that beat Livia Davidson. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Kean University: Thank you to QuickChek for sponsoring all of our 2019 postseason soccer coverage!
Watch Thursday 11.7 Sectional Championship Soccer Highlights
There was plenty of hardware to hand on on Thursday, with sectional champions hoisting trophies all around the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights and reaction! Seton Hall Prep 5 Pingry 3 | Boys Non-Public A North Final The term “instant classic” gets thrown around quite often after a wild game, but it couldn’t fit a single game this season any better than Thursday afternoon in West Orange. Seton Hall Prep junior striker Lucas Ross netted a second-half hat trick to power his Pirates to their seventh sectional championship in program history. Pingry, who defeated top-seeded Delbarton to reach the final, fell short late in the second half. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: JSZ’s state playoff coverage is brought to you by Quick Chek. Head to QuikChek now and use our coupon to get a buy one get one free Ciabatta! Gill St. Bernard’s 1 Montclair Kimberly Academy 0 | Boys Non-Public B North Final Finlay Turnbull’s header off a corner kick in the 61st minute was all that GSB needed to win a second straight Non-Public “B” North championship. Gill St. Bernard’s will face Moorestown Friends in the state title game this Sunday at Kean. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction from Montclair: JSZ’s state playoff coverage is brought to you by Quick Chek. Head to QuikChek now and use our coupon to get a buy one get one free Ciabatta! St. Augustine 1 Christian Brothers 0 | Boys Non-Public A South Final The Hermits captured their first sectional title since 2010, beating the four-time defending sectional champion Colts. Owen Kitch headed in a goal off of an assist from Antonio Matos in the first half for the only tally of the game. St. Augustine keeper Anthony Libero earned the clean sheet in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Richland: Eastern 3 Toms River North 0 | Girls Group 4 South Final The undefeated Vikings scored three goals in the first 40 minutes to take all of the drama out of this one by halftime. La Salle commit Kelli McGroarty broke through with a goal off of a corner kick from Cami Silvestro. Devyn Shapiro scored a few minutes later when her header deflected off of a Mariners defender and in. Then Rutgers commit Riley Tiernan scored off of a pass from McGroarty late in the first half. Olivia Alves earned the clean sheet for Eastern in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as the Vikings celebrate back-to-back sectional titles: Coverage of Eastern is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. Hopewell Valley 4 Allentown 2 | Girls Group 3 Central Final A year after tasting defeat to Brick Township in the Central Jersey Group 3 final, Hopewell Valley avenged its loss to take home its first sectional title since 2016. The Bulldogs were able to beat Allentown 4-2 thanks to a big day from captain Nicola Mosionek, who would finish with two goals and an assist. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage! Haddonfield 3 Cinnaminson 0 | Girls Group 2 South Final The Pirates ended the Bulldogs season two years in a row, but this time the Bulldogs had the last laugh. A tight, defensive first half led to an all-Bulldogs second half as Haddonfield takes home the Group 2 South title. Senior Jordan Siok opened the scoring for the Bulldogs early in the second half before juniors Katie McCormick and Keegan Douglas added insurance goals late in regulation. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Haddonfield: Coverage of both Haddonfield and Cinnaminson is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Sam Williams of Pingry takes home first 2019 JSZ Top Play Belt!
After countless votes JSZ has crowned our very first Top Play winner of the 2019 football season. Despite a 26-14 loss against Lawrenceville, Sam Williams along with his fellow Big Blue teammates pulled off a tremendous hook and ladder trick play which is featured below. Williams was quick to give thanks to his squad when presented with “The Strap”. Watch the ceremony below: Take Our Poll Be sure to cast your vote for Top Play between 9 am Sunday- 3 pm Tuesday to give your school a chance to take home a JSZ belt!
Watch Saturday 9.7 JSZ Week 0 Football Highlights
Week 0 wraps up with plenty of Saturday games all across the state. Watch our Saturday Week 0 Teaser and see what’s on tap and then scroll down to watch all of our extended highlights and post-game reaction Long Branch 25 Neptune 13 Kyle Davidson threw two TD passes and Jermaine Corbett had a pair of first-half touchdown runs to give Long Branch a hard-fought win in its 2019 opener. The Green Wave jumped out to a 19-0 lead until Neptune’s Willie Gross ran back a kickoff in the final minute of the first half 85 yards to make it a 19-6 game. The Scarlet Fliers were down just six heading into the fourth, but Davidson threw a 10-yard dart to Jayon Farra to put the game away. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Long Branch Green Wave Rutherford 35 Manchester Reg. 32 Talk about a see-saw game! Rutherford and Manchester went toe-to-toe in an NJIC Colonial Division clash, and it was something to see. Bulldogs’ running back Kris Guzman led Rutherford with a trio of rushing touchdowns while the Falcons were paced by sophomore Sammy Viera’s four-touchdown performance. After all that, it came down to a 4th-and-11 in the final seconds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Haledon: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to welcome Rothman Orthopaedics as our newest sponsor for Rutherford. They’re the reason we were able to capture these great Week 0 highlights. Lawrenceville 26 Pingry 14 After going 1-9 last year Lawrenceville kicked off 2019 1-0 after an exciting 26-14 comeback victory over Pingry in their season opener. Big Red got ahead 13-0 early thanks to 30 yard rushing score from Running back Jacob Fenton and a deep ball connection from Quarterback Drew Friedman to Jake Simpson. However, Pingry would score twice in the second quarter to lead 14-13 at halftime. In the third quarter Fenton and Friedman would each run in an additional TD to help Lawrenceville walk away with the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville coverage! West Deptford 31 Paulsboro 14 The Eagles took it to the rival Red Raiders from the start, building a 24-0 first half lead. West Deptford QB Aaron Graeber ripped off a number of big runs, and also had an interception on defense. Gavin Shields and Tyshawn Bookman each rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Nick Pellegrini threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Bhayshul Tuten for the Red Raiders in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Paulsboro: West Orange 29 Montclair 6 Adonis May was a one man defensive wrecking crew with a scoop and score defensive TD, a blocked punt for a safety and an additional fumble recovery to help Darnell Grant win his first game with the Mountaineers. Mason Murdock threw a pair of TD passes and Shakhi Carson added an 11-yard TD run. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the final game of the Rumble on the Raritan at Rutgers: Union 20 Curtis 12 The Union Farmers defeated the Curtis Warriors from Staten Island, NY at Rutgers University for the Rumble on the Raritan. Quarterback Andrew Sanborn threw two touchdowns, one to Rutgers commit, Ahmirr Robinson, and the other to Kayir McBride. Diante Wilson also finished with a rushing touchdown. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Rutgers University: Jackson Memorial 24 Brick Memorial 17 Shore Conference fans were gifted with some fireworks after rain pushed back the Week 0 start for these two Ocean County teams. Jackson Memorial running back Will Towns led a stellar rushing attack with 187 yards and one score. The Jags’ defense also accounted for eight sacks in the win. Watch all the highlights from Brick: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Jackson Memorial athletics throughout the 2019-2020 season will be brought to you by the Louro Chiropractic Center. Cedar Creek 34 Salem 12 The Pirates improved to (2-0) on the season, as they built a 34-0 lead on the Rams on the road. Louie Barrios threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score. Malachi Melton, Jeremy Taylor and Aaron Richardson all had touchdown receptions in the win. Manny Reid also rushed for a score for Cedar Creek. Kaciir Street had a touchdown catch for Salem, as the Rams fall to (0-2). James Mooney has the highlights from Salem:
Watch Saturday 6.1 JSZ State Championship Girls Lacrosse Highlights
It was state championship Saturday at Kean University. Jersey Sports Zone has complete coverage of all four girls state finals! Oak Knoll 19 Pingry 6 – Group 1 State Final The No. 2 Oak Knoll Royals captured their fifth straight Group 1 title on Saturday night, defeating the No. 14 Pingry Big Blue 19-6. Katie Duttenhofer scored the game-high with an impressive eight goals. Lily Ramsey added three goals for the Royals. Oak Knoll will face Haddonfield on June 5th in a Tournament of Champions semifinal. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Kean University: Haddonfield 18 Madison 7 – Group 2 State Final The No. 5 Bulldawgs captured their second straight state championship, putting the No. 12 Dodgers away early in the second half. Caroline Beckett and Ashley Campo each scored five goals in the win for the Haddons. Brooke Fiannaca added four goals and Gabi Connor scored three. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Hadddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Moorestown 9 Mendham 8 – Group 3 State Final The No. 3 Quakers secured their second straight state title by protecting a one-goal lead for the final 15 minutes of the game. Ashley Nutt and Rylee Brown each scored three goals in the win for Moorestown, while Logan Lillie made six saves. Carleigh Mahoney scored three goals for the No. 6 Minutemen in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Moorestown is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Ridgewood 9 Eastern 4 – Group 4 State Final The No. 1 Ridgewood Maroons mounted a second half comeback, defeating No. 17 Eastern 9-4, and clinching the Group 4 state title. Lafayette commit Marley Scala scored the game-high with three goals. Sara Ellinghaus scored two goals, giving the Maroons the lead five minutes into the second half. Notre Dame commit Jackie Wolak also scored two goals for Ridgewood. The Maroons will face Moorestown on June 5th in a Tournament of Champions semifinal. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Kean University: Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for sponsoring our Eastern coverage!
No. 14 Pingry Girls Lacrosse Advances to Group 1 Final
No. 14 Pingry 15 Haddon Township 3 – Group 1 State Semifinal The Pingry Big Blue advanced to the Group 1 state final on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Haddon Township 15-3. Junior University of Pennsylvania commit, Aly Feeley, had a memorable performance, scoring her 100th goal of the season in the first half. She also scored the game-high with six goals. United States Military Academy commit, Cathleen Parker, scored the second highest with an impressive five goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Point Pleasant:
Montgomery wins girls golf T of C, IHA’s Kim wins individual state title
Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough was the host for the New Jersey girls golf Tournament of Champions. Montgomery took its first-ever team championship with an 11 shot win over IHA, but the Blue Eagles didn’t come away empty handed. Junior Yoona Kim wins the individual title with a -2 under 70. JSZ has highlights from some outstanding talent on the links! NJ Girls Golf Tournament of Champions Team Scores Montgomery 319Immaculate Heart 330Pingry 331West Windsor-Plainsboro North 344Holmdel 356Bergen Tech 359Ridge 372Moorestown 395 NJ Girls Golf Tournament of Individual Scores Yoona Kim, IHA – 70Tiya Chowdary, Montgomery – 71Grace Lu, Wardlaw-Hartridge – 73Megha Ganne, Holmdel – 73Gio Kim, Northern Highlands – 74Madeline Lin, Montgomery – 75Christine Shao, Pingry – 76Katherine Lu, West Windsor-Plainsboro North – 76Sydney Kuo, Wardlaw-Hartridge – 77 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Saturday 5.11 JSZ County Tournament Lacrosse Highlights
It’s championship Saturday in New Jersey high school lacrosse! We’ve got the championship games from the Shore Conference and Somerset finals on both the boys and girls side. Enjoy the coverage! Manasquan 12 CBA 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Final The Warriors busted open a 4-4 game with seven straight goals to win its third consecutive Shore Confrence Tournament title. Canyon Birch scored five goals to lead the way giving him 97 for his senior season. NJ’s all-time leading lax scorer stands at 491 career points heading into the state playoffs. James Pendergist had three goals and two assists as the Warriors reach 17-0 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Monmouth University: Ridge 15 Montgomery 9 – Somerset County Tournament Boys Final Ridge’s recipe for success might be odd, but it sure does work. The Red Devils partake in some spirited intra-squad trash talking during their games and it sure works, evidenced by their 15-9 win over Montgomery in the Somerset County finale. Chris Crapanzano and Jake Hoffman each scored four times in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game interviews from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Montgomery is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Red Bank Catholic 6 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Final RFH used six diferent scorers in a balanced attack to hold off the Caseys and win a remarkable seventh straight Shore Conference title. RFH has won 119 straight games against conference foes. Sophomore Chase Boyle had two goals and two assists in the win. Cassie James and Sophia Passalaqua also hit the two goal mark for the 19-2 Bulldogs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage and allowing us to capture championship moments! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you buy Playa Bowls in Red Bank Bridgewater-Raritan 18 Pingry 8 – Somerset County Tournament Girls Final The Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers took home their fifth straight County Title trophy on Saturday afternoon defeating the Pingry Big Blue 18-8. The Panthers took the lead early on in the first half, and the Big Blue tied the game with less than ten minutes left in the half. But the Panthers found their momentum again in the second half, scoring ten goals. James Madison University commit Tai Jankowski scored the game-high with five goals. Marquette commit Lizzy Escudero added four goals with Wesleyan commit Madi Bray scoring three goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Bridgewater: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Final April Baseball/Softball Game Ball Nominees Named
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ 2.19 State Hockey Playoff Highlights
The state hockey playoffs are in full swing. JSZ brings you three games from around New Jersey. Middletown South is through to the quarterfinals in Public B and we’ve also got opening round wins for Pingry and Montclair Kimberly Academy in the Non-Public bracket Middletown South 4 Tenafly 3 – Public “B” Second Round Nate Block’s second period goal proved to be the game winner as the Eagles held off a third period comeback from Tenafly to move on to the Public “B” quarterfinals. The Eagles scored three times in the second to build a 4-1 lead. Tenafly got within 4-3 at the seven minute mark of the third, but Middletown South was able to hang on. The Eagles will face Point Pleasant Boro at home in the quarterfinals JSZ has the highlights from Middletown Ice World: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South. Pingry 6 Gill St. Bernard’s 0 – Non-Public First Round Ryan Bush and Joe Faccone scored two goals each to pace the Big Blue to a 19th win on the season and a matchup with 5th seed Saint Augustine in the second round. JSZ has the highlights of Pingry’s impressive opening round effort: Montclair Kimberly Academy 7 Saint Rose 1 – Non-Public First Round Oscar Worob led MKA with two goals and four assists as the Cougars earn a date with second seed Delbarton in the second round. JSZ has some great goals from Montclair:
Buzzer Beaters, big stats headline JSZ Game Ball Nominees on Super Sunday
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have nominees for the goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 9:00 pm. You can watch all the nominees below in our three categories. The winners will receive a plaque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ 11.11 State Championship Soccer Highlights
It’s state championship Sunday at Kean University for Non-Public soccer. JSZ brings you highlights and post-game reaction from four games. CBA 2 Delbarton 1 (2 OT) – Non-Public Boys “A” State Final Luke Pascarella delivered a magical right foot shot from 33-yards out with :19 seconds left in double overtime to give CBA a stunning win over the #1 ranked team in the state. The Green Wave scored four minutes into the championship game courtesy of Brendan McSorley and led 1-0 at the half. The game took a dramatic turn following a double yellow card on Delbarton and the Green Wave played the final 29 minutes a man down. The Colts drew even with 5:09 to go thanks to an upper 90 missle from James Hempstead to force overtime. Pascarella’s golden goal was a thing of beauty as you’ll see in the highlights. JSZ breaks it all down and talks to Pascarella in a fantastic and poignant interview: L Gill St. Bernard’s 7 Rutgers Prep 0 – Boys Non-Public “B” State Final Gill St. Bernard’s grabbed it’s second Non-Public B State Title in three years after an offensive explosion against Rutgers Prep. The Knights were led by Micaah Garenette who finished with hat trick. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Pingry 3 Oak Knoll 1 – Girls Non-Public “A” State Final Olivia Volpe scored two first-half goals and Sophia Cavaliere added a score in the second half as the #6 seed claims its first state title in six years. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: Morristown-Beard 2 Saint Rose 0 – Girls Non-Public “B” State Final The Crimson gets goals from Genevieve Pike and Danielle Yanotta in the span of 1:57 midway through the second half to get their first girls state soccer championship in school history. JSZ has the highlights from Kean and post-match reaction:
JSZ Week Six “Game Balls” are up for grabs, vote now!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Six in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 6 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 6 Highlights
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.9
JSZ has highlights from three boys showdowns including Watchung Hills and Phillipsburg, Jackson Memorial clinching the Shore’s “A” South crown and the state ranked showdown between Pingry and Hillsborough Hillsborough 2 Pingry 1 The Raiders rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit with goals from Justin Dominique and Alfredo Gonzalez to improve to 10-0-1 on the season and secure the top seed in the upcoming Somerset County Tournament. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction with Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Jackson Memorial 5 Toms River North 1 – Boys Soccer Joe Schlageter had a natural hat trick with the game’s first three goals and Dan Russo added two more as the Jags improve to 11-1 and clinch the Shore Conference’s “A” South crown for a second straight year. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference soccer in Jackson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by CJA Construction Watchung Hills 3 Phillipsburg 3 – Boys Soccer Phillipsburg kept pace with Watchung. The Warriors came into this game with just one loss, but the Stateliners showed no fear. They stayed right with the Skyland Conference power throughout the game and end this one with a tie. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for the continued support!
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 9.26
JSZ brings you five more games of action from around New Jersey highlighted by two Golden Goals! Christian Brothers Academy 2 Freehold Boro 1- Boys Soccer The Colts had chances throughout the afternoon but finally broke through for a Golden Goal in overtime thanks to senior Jack Gill. CBA had to stave off a determined Freehold Boro team that played tough for 87 minutes. Here are the full highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro athletics is proudly brought to you by Playa Bowls. Make sure to check out and visit the newest location in the Freehold Raceway Mall! Hunterdon Central 1 Pingry 0 | Golden Goal- Boys Soccer Pingry was 6-0 coming into their matchup with Hunterdon Central, but after two scoreless halves, Big Blue fell short of their seventh victory. Hunterdon Central’s Bradley Roger scored the golden goal in the final two second of the first overtime for the Red Devil’s win. Check out full highlights now: Red Bank Catholic 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 2 – Boys Soccer Diego Volpe had two goals and an assist as the Caseys scored a pair of goals in the first 11 minutes and improved to 4-3 on the year with a 4-2 home win over Rumson-Fair Haven. RBC scored three goals in the first half including Alex Nichols team-leading 8th goal of the season. RFH scored two goals late in the second half after falling behind 4-0, but the Caseys held off the late comeback attempt. JSZ has the highlights of Wednesday night Shore Conference soccer in Red Bank: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for sponsoring our RBC coverage all year long and Gold Coast Cadillac allows us to capture great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven in all varsity sports! Allentown 2 Robbinsville 0 – Girls Soccer As Rivalry Week continues neighboring towns No. 5 Allentown and 4-1-1 Robbinsville faced off in a physical matchup Wednesday afternoon. The Red Birds got ahead early on an Olivia Ricci score in the first to lead 1-0 at the break. In the second off an Emma Pascarella corner kick Lauren Coiante’s header made it a two score game that would eventually hold up after 80 minutes. Goal Keeper Abby Howell had 8 saves for the defending Group 3 State Champs. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Red Bird and Raven highlights all year long! Saint John Vianney 2 Matawan 0 – Girls Soccer Jada Trotta scored both goals as the Lancers get a big win to get to 3-5 on the season. JSZ has highlights of the Lady Lancers under the lights on Wednesday night: BCB-Bayshore is the sponsor of JSZ’s coverage of Saint John Vianney
Watch JSZ 9.11 Soccer Highlights
Last week it was the heat, this week it’s the rain. Soccer teams from around the state weathered through rainy and windy conditions Tuesday as JSZ cameras caught the action. Check out the soccer highlights: Westfield 1 Cranford 0 (2 OT) Deven Caherly’s golden goal with 5:25 remaining in the second overtime period gives Westfield its first win of 2018. Brian Hinkel’s cross from the right wing arrived on the left foot of Evan Meade who one-timed a pass to Caherly who had a wide open net from a couple of feet out. Watch JSZ’s highlights and a post-game interview with the golden goal scorer: Sponsor Shout Out! A special thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Westfield Blue Devils all year long. Gill St. Bernard’s 5 Ridge 0 Gill St. Bernard’s got their first win of the year on the road against the Ridge Red Devils. The return of the Knights’ deadly attack will be a concern for all competitors this season, but will the Knights have as much success as last year now that they play at the Group 4 level? Check out today’s highlights and judge for yourself: Pingry 4 Bridgewater-Raritan 1 The Pingry Big Blue prevailed with a 4-1 win over Bridgewater-Raritan in a rematch of the Somerset County Tournament finals from last year. Pranav Jha led the way with two second half goals to secure the win. Check out the highlights: Double Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ wants to thank Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. and Total Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine for their coverage of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers. They’re the reason we’ll be able to cover BR athletics all year long. Elizabeth 4 Summit 0 The Minutemen busted open a scoreless game at the half with four second-half goals to win its opening game. JSZ has the highlights:
Skyland Conference Makes an Impact in 2018 Boys LAX Stat Leaders
Top Goal Scorers: 2nd in NJ: Tyler Neal – Delaware Valley HS – 84 Goals 14th in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Delaware Valley HS – 59 Goals 17th in NJ: Steven Dwyer – Immaculata HS – 55 Goals 18th in NJ: Max Drift – Montgomery HS – 54 Goals 21st in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon HS & Matt McShea – Warren Hills HS – 51 Goals Assist Leaders: 2nd in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Del Val – 67 Assists 5th in NJ: Will Marrapodi – Montgomery – 61 Assists 9th in NJ: Tyler Neal – Del Val – 51 Assists 14th in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon – 43 Assists 15th in NJ: Griffin Leblond – Somerville – 41 Assists 17th in NJ: George Enman – Pingry – 39 Assists 21st in NJ: Ryan Pedrani – Somerville – 35 Assists 22nd in NJ: Gavin Defuria – Watchung Hills – 34 Assists Point Leaders: 3rd in NJ: Tyler Neal – Del Val – 135 Points 4th in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Del Val – 126 Points 13th in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon – 94 Points 19th in NJ: Griffin Leblond – Somerville – 83 Points 24th in NJ: Ryan Pedrani – Somerville – 78 Points 25th in NJ: George Enman – Pingry – 77 Points
Watch JSZ Girls Lacrosse State Championship Highlights
Oak Knoll 19 Pingry 4 – Group 1 State Championship Oak Knoll dominated Big Blue in the Group 1 State Final at Kean University. Katie Duttenhofer and Claire Galvin led in scoring with six goals, while Katie Kelly had nine assists. Check out highlights of this impressive offensive performance now: Haddonfield 18 Sparta 11 – Group 2 State Championship The Bulldogs raced out to an 11-5 halftime lead on the way to the school’s first-ever girls lacrosse state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Group 2 title game: Moorestown 7 Summit 6 – Group 3 State Championship The Quakers scored two goals 33 seconds apart in the second half to take back the lead from the Hilltoppers and used stingy defense to hold on for its 23rd state championship. Kayla Frank led the attack with a hat trick and Robin Panzarella had two goals and two assists including the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding game at Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit. Clearview vs. Ridgewood – Group 4 State Championship After being eliminated in the first round of the Group 4 state playoffs following their Sectional Title win last season, No. 1 Ridgewood bounced back to win their third State Championship in four years against Clearview. The maroons jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to Lillie Kloak who would wound up with an early hat trick in the first half, but Clearview countered to cut the lead 8-4 at the break. In the second half the Pioneers would keep it a close game, coming within 3 goals, but Ridgewood led by Marley Scala who scored 4 times would hold on to win 12-9. Watch the highlights now: Highlights coming soon to JSZ!
Watch JSZ’s State Championship Boys Lacrosse Highlights!
Summit 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 – Group 2 Boys State Championship Tom Fischetti had a hat trick and Summit broke open the game with a five-goal fourth quarter to earn the Group 2 state title. RFH goalie Sean Bunnell made 14 saves and kept the Hilltoppers off the scoreboard for a quarter and a half, but Summit was able to score three times in the final seven minutes to take a 3-0 lead at the break. Will Vitton had nine saves for Summit and shut out RFH for the first three quarters. JSZ has the highlights from West Long Branch of Summit’s state title: Thank you Equinox of Summit for sponsoring our Hilltoppers coverage on JSZ and allowing us to capture great moments like the state championship win for the boys lacrosse team! A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for their continued support of our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage Watchung Hills 10 Lenape 3 – Group 4 Boys State Championship It’s been a year of firsts for Watching Hills lacrosse. The Warriors captured their first North Group 4 sectional title just days ago, now they can add the State Champs to their resume as well after a 10-3 win over South title holder’s Lenape. Watchung got some help from Seniors Connor James, who scored 4 times and Brian Richmond earned himself a Hat Trick. Watch the highlights now: Pingry 10 Immaculata 3 – Non-Public “B” State Championship No. 18 Pingry is no strangers to hoisting championships. Wednesday night top-seeded Big Blue won it’s fourth straight Non- Public B State Title with a dominating win over Immaculata. This young squad was led by Kalman Kraham, the speedy sophomore scored a hat trick in Pingry’s 10-3 win over the Spartans. Watch the highlights now: Delbarton – 15 Seton Hall Prep – 10 | Non-Public A Final Matt Campbell was a man on a mission, the senior midfielder scored 5 first half goals sparking Delabrton to a 15-10 win over Seton Hall Prep. The win marked The Green Wave’s 3rd straight Non-Public A Title and added to a historic year in sports at Delbarton School, winning State Championships in Soccer, Hockey and now on the Lacrosse field. Watch Highlights of Delbarton vs Seton Hall Prep on JSZ! Mountain Lakes – 16 Manasquan – 7 | NJSIAA Group-1 Final Mountain Lakes was searching for it’s 2nd State Title in three years and it’s 13th overall in school history. Standing in the Lakers way? Manasquan High School and their sharp shooting junior Canyon Birch coming in with 122 goals on the season. Not only did the Laker’s defense hold Birch to just one goal, but the offense posted 16 scores of their own, led by 6 from Mike Cabana to get the victory. Watch Highlights of Mountain Lakes vs Manasquan on JSZ!
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Mid-State Girl Poll: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boy Poll: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Winners: Dan Banz – Bridgewater-Raritan Eric Schroeter – Voorhees Jenna Whelan – Bernards You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Now!
Every week JSZ brings you the best basketball highlights, and now it’s time to vote for this week’s top athletes. Take a look below and vote for your favorite players. Our winners will received JSZ Game Balls and have a Game Ball Ceremony featured right here on jerseysportszone.com! Girls Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Boys Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Ceremonies: Dani Pescatore – Hillsborough Jake Bentz – Manville
Pingry makes a statement before state playoffs with 10-0 shutout
Pingry 10 Watchung Hills 0 Pingry gets their 13th win with this 10-0 shutout against Watchung Hills. Leading scorer was Jared Kordonsky with three goals, while teammate Daniel Schnack had two goals and two assists. Check out full highlights now:
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Girl Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Boy Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Ceremonies: Teresa Wolak – Bridgewater-Raritan Jake Bentz – Manville REMINDER: You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Watch 1.25 Hockey Highlights
Pingry 7 Watchung Hills 1 Pingry is a ice hockey power in the Skyland Conference, and proved that yet again today. Big Blue scored within the first 30 seconds of the game and only gave up one goal. Pingry’s Peter Papadopoulos had 16 saves, and Eric Bush and George Enman both scored two goals as Pingry took down Watchung Hills 7-1. Check out highlights now:
Watch 1.19 Hockey Highlights
Middletown South 8 Princeton 4 Craig Bahrs and Deven Ralph each scored two goals as Middletown South scored three goals in the span of 3:02 after falling behind 1-0 to spark a win over Princeton in a matchup of two nine-win teams. Mike Racioppi had four assists for the Eagles who improved to 10-3 on the season. JSZ has highlights from Middletown Ice World: JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Window and Doors. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great highlights of Princeton High all year long. Watchung Hills 1 Hunterdon Central 6 In the first period, the Watchung Hills Warriors stayed tight with the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. Unfortunately for the Warriors, in the last minute and a half of the second period the Red Devils score two goals, including an off-the-glass beauty from Jake Stapert and a hat trick from Rich Stefanik. The Red Devils take the win 6-1 over the Warriors. Full highlights available now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Pingry 1 Ridge 4 – Highlights to come It’s an upset! Skyland conference rankings prior to tonight’s matchup listed the Pingry Big Blue as No. 1 and the Ridge Red Devils as No. 2, but after tonight that is no more. Ridge pulls out a huge win over Pingry thanks to Alex Konovalov who had two goals and one assists. The Red Devils, now number one in the conference, have a record of 11-3-3. Full highlights now available:
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Every week JSZ brings you the best highlights from around the state, and now we are asking you to vote for this week’s top players. Below are the nominations for the Mid-State’s best basketball players, both male and female. Check out the poll and vote for your favorite. Winners will be announce Tuesday afternoon when polls close at 3PM. All winners will receive a game ball delivered to them by one of Jersey Sports Zone’s dedicated MMJs. Boys Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Girls Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners: Eric Schroeder – Voorhees: Jenna Whelan – Bernards:
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Ranney – 59 Mater Dei Prep – 45 Junior guard Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as The Ranney School captured a 59-45 win over their arch rival Mater Dei Prep. Savior Akuwovo chipped in 13 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks for Ranney, as Kenny Jones and Alexander Rice scored 12 points each for the Seraphs in the loss. Watch Highlights and post game reaction from Ranney vs Mater Dei, including Scottie Lewis’ 1,000th point below! Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac. Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for letting us showcase great Mater Dei sports all year long No. 20 Timber Creek 68 No. 15 Shawnee 62 Thursday’s game between No. 20 Timber Creek and No. 15 Shawnee was one of NJ’s most anticipated games this week. The Chargers came in as the underdog but led for most of this one. Nearing the end of the third the Renegades began to make their comeback trailing by as much as ten. They would tie it in the fourth but Maurice Murray and Isaiah Sanders for TC helped put this one away in the final quarter as they complete the upset against one of the best teams in the state. Watch the highlights and post game reaction from Murray and Sanders now: Bernards 51 Pingry 34 Bernard’s Kyle Levine once again dominated offensively. He lead to team in score with 13 points, while teammate Cubble Schuller held his own down low, scoring a additional 12 points. The Mountaineers defeated Pingry 51-34, check out full highlights now: Belivdere 20 Bernards 48 Last week’s game ball winner, Jenna Whelan, contributed 7 points and 7 steals the the Mountaineer’s 48-20 victory over Belvidere; however, it was Jenna McHale who lead Bernard’s in scoring with 15 total. Additionally, Abby Cawley contributed 6 rebounds and 6 assists as the Mountaineers defeated Belvidere 48-20 at home. Check out full highlights now:
The Young Pingry Team Still Undefeated
From the Bridgewater Sports Arena JSZ’s Country DuPont brings you a Skyland Conference ice hockey matchup between Bernards and Pingry. Bernards came into the game with a .500 record, while Pingry came in 5-0 . This Pingry team is loaded with young talent that is helping them with their unexpectedly strong start to the season, and after a slow start this evening Pingry would pull ahead once again, shutting out Bernards 3-0. The star of today’s game was Jared Kordonsky who had a goal and an assist as his team remains undefeated. Check out the full highlights now:
Who Is Your Vote For Courtney’s Week 7 Mid-State Game Ball?
Last week Warren Hill’s Garrett Koch won the Week 6 Mid-State Game Ball for his 2 rushing touchdowns scored against the Montgomery Cougars during week 6 play. This week we have a new list of exciting athletes who deserve your support for their efforts this week! Vote now and your favorite athlete may win the Week 7 Mid-State Game Ball and get his very own Game Ball Ceremony right here on JSZ. Every vote counts!! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Mid-State 38 Game Ball Winner – Garrett Koch Remember you can always nominate an athlete for Game Balls. If you feel someone from the Mid-State deserves some recognition for their performance this weekend please email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com. In your email please include the following: Player Name Team/School Name Statistics for the weekend
Anthony Cabrera’s Golden Goal gives Bridgewater-Raritan win over Pingry
Bridgewater-Raritan went to The Pingry School for a 7 vs 9 state ranked boys soccer game. After a scoreless first half, Anthony Cabrera, the team’s star striker, shocks the once leading Pingry team with two beautiful goals to take the win home for Bridgewater. Check out the highlights JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has for you: Sponsor Alert! A big thank you goes out to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Bridgewater-Raritan High School this season. We appreciate your support and know both our viewers and the players we speak with appreciate what you do for the community.