Watch Wednesday 5.15 JSZ Baseball County Tournament Highlights
JSZ has you covered with two big county/conference finals, including the Diamond Classic final and the Union County Tournament title game. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 2 No. 19 Haddonfield 0 – Diamond Classic Championship Game Jackson Balzan scattered six hits in six shutout innings of work to lead the Renegades to their first Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic title since 1990. Joe Dalsey delivered an RBI single in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as Shawnee stakes its claim as the top team in South Jersey: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 Johnson 0 – Union County Tournament Final Patrick Cuccurullo knew that his Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders were in great shape after knocking off the reigning champions, Governor Livingston, in the semifinal round. It was the senior pulled through in the championship game with 5 and 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood to its fifth overall Union County title, and the first since 2009. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University:
Vote now for the final Game Balls of the spring sports season
Jersey Sports Zone thanks our loyal audience for voting all year long for JSZ Game Balls. We have the final 60 nominees in high school baseball and softball. We’ll keep our polls open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and visit high school baseball and softball practices or games to present JSZ Game Balls to six more great recipients. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls South Jersey Game Ball Nominees presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 8.30 JSZ Football Highlights
High School football is here! Jersey Sports Zone kicks off our 2018 coverage with great action from all around the state from Thursday’s openers. Here’s a preview of our coverage and just scroll down below to watch all of our games Hillsborough 27 Colonia 25 The Hillsborough Raiders staved off a fourth-quarter comeback from Colonia thanks to a game-winning 38-yard field goal from Franklin Wasserman, a former soccer player playing in his first varsity football game, as time expired in regulation. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Colonia to capture this special moment: West Orange 26 Montclair 19 | Dorian Rawls 3 INTs, 2 TDs | Week 0 Highlights After a disappointing season in 2017, the West Orange Mountaineers felt they had something to prove this season and today was a good start. Though the Montclair shutout West Orange 16-0 in the first half, the Mountaineers came storming back in the second. Dorian Rawls had three interceptions and two touchdowns, while Shakhi Carson rushed for over 100 yards. Talk about a comeback. Check out full highlights of this exciting game now: North Brunswick 9 St. Joe-Metuchen 7 Aaron Ahr’s 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter proved to be the game winner as the Raiders used outstanding defense to end a 19 game regular season win streak by the Falcons. Following a scoreless half, North Brunswick got on the board with an 11 yard TD catch by Chris Arnold. Saint Joe-Metuchen took the lead early in the fourth on a 2 yard TD run by Brian Reilly. After Ahr’s field goal, the Raiders defense buckled down to secure a signature win. Watch JSZ’s highlights and post-game reaction: Governor Livingston 21 AL Johnson 14 Jake Faulkner’s 91 yard TD catch from Dylan Dwyer with three minutes remaining was the difference in the Highlanders come from behind win in their home opener. Sebastian Iakouchevitch had a 29 carry, 186 yard, 2 TD performance in a losing effort. Trailing 7-0 at the half, Noah Truncale came up with two key turnovers in the third quarter as Governor Livingston took a 13-7 lead in the 4th quarter on a Jayson Schmidt 9-yard run. Iakouchevitch put the Crusaders in front 14-13 after an 18 yard gallop, but Governor Livingston’s huge play from Dwyer and Faulkner sealed a win for the home team. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a great opener in Berkeley Heights: Holy Cross 29 Gloucester Catholic 19 In their first sporting event since reopening independently, Holy Cross Prep Academy took down Gloucester Catholic, 29-19. A game that started in favor of GC switched momentum thanks to some big plays from quarterback Andrew Paolini and fullback Jack Fusco. With a 10 point lead late in the fourth the Lancers made a huge stop to eventually put the game away. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. We’re so excited to have NJM Insurance sponsor six South Jersey schools this season as well as our South Jersey Game Balls. Thanks to NJM, we’ll have more great highlights and features from South Jersey in all sports! Mater Dei Prep 41 Pinelands 8 Mater Dei Prep is on a mission in 2018. Even without their starting quarterback Rob McCoy, the Seraphs still managed to put up 41 points against new divisional opponent Pinelands Regional. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from the 41-8 win in Middletown: Cinnaminson 34 Cherry Hill West 13 After falling to Haddonfield in the South Group 2 playoffs Cinnaminson kicked off 2018 with an exciting 34-13 victory over Cherry Hill West. The Pirates were led by Rashad Raymond who finished the day with 238 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Watch the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cinnaminson is made possible by NJM Insurance. We’re so excited to have NJM Insurance sponsor six South Jersey schools this season as well as our South Jersey Game Balls. Thanks to NJM, we’ll have more great highlights and features from South Jersey in all sports! Voorhees 26 Plainfield 12 George Eberle ran for three TD’s and passed for another as Voorhees overcame an early 6-0 deficit to post an impressive home opening win. Watch the highlights and JSZ’s Madison Bess talking to the Vikings signal caller about his solid opening night effort:
Johnson’s Victoria Zatko is a Mid-State Game Ball Winner!
Victoria Zatko Game Ball Ceremony. Victoria won the Mid-State Game Ball after an outstanding performance against Scotch Plains-Fanwood where she had four hits, three RBIs, and two homers, driving her team to victory! Check out Victoria’s Game Ball Ceremony now: Take Our Poll Total Votes: 5,649
Watch 4.24 Lacrosse Highlights
Delbarton School – 10 Summit – 6 After suffering a stunning loss to Chatham and seeing their No. 1 ranking disappear, Delbarton School was primed for redemption on Tuesday. The Green Wave got their chance facing off with the new No. 1 team in NJ, undefeated Summit High School. Delbarton pounced on the opportunity, coming away with a 10-6 win on the road over the Hilltoppers. Senior midfielder Matt Campbell poured in 4 goals and an assist while Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw stopped 7 shots in net against a Summit offense that averages over 10 goals a game. Watch Highlights of the Top 2 teams in the state on JSZ! JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs Hightstown 15 Johnson 7 It’s not easy staying undefeated passed the midway point of a season, but Hightstown has made it look that way thus far. The Rams faced of with Arthur L. Johnson Tuesday afternoon and improved to 10-0 thanks to hat tricks from Ryan Daunt and Sean Haddock. However, Matt DeCristofaro stole the show as he finished with four goals. With four game remaining in the regular season Hightstown will likely enter the Mercer County Tournament as a favorite, but their last game on the schedule will test what they’re made of as they will face No. 6 Watching Hills. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown coverage!
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch 4.13 Lacrosse Highlights!
Del Val 22 Johnson 13 Del Val had an early lead and ran with it. The game plan? Feed Joe Cansfield. Cansfield lead in scoring with 7 goals for the Terriers. They take down Johnson 22-13 and get their 5th win of the year as they prepare for Warren Hills next week. Check out full highlights now:
Wall dominates on way to Central Jersey Group 2 title
Wall 2 AL Johnson 0 – Central Jersey Group 2 finals The Crimson Knights controlled possession for nearly the entire 80 minutes and had over 30 shots in a 2-0 win over AL Johnson in the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Sarah Gordon scored 12 minutes in thanks to a tremendous left-foot shot from the 18-yard line. In the second half, Jenna Karabin was able to get her foot on a corner kick to close out the scoring. Tina Palella had 26 saves for Johnson, who finished the season 19-2. Wall is now two wins away from a state title and improves to 23-1-1 on the season. JSZ has highlights from the Central Jersey Group 2 title game: South Jersey Group 2 Finals: Cinnaminson 3 Haddonfield 2 (OT) North 2 Group 2 Finals: Hanover Park 1 Parsippany Hills 0 North 1 Group 2 Finals: Westwood 1 Sparta 0 State Semifinals – Tuesday: Cinnaminson vs. Wall, Hanover Park vs. Westwood
Johnson advances to NJSIAA Semifinals after late score in the second half
The number 2 seed, Johnson, took on the Ewing Blue Devils, 10th seed, in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Girls Soccer State Tournament. It was a back and forth battle as most of the game resided in a 1-1 tie, but late in the second half Johnson pulled out a 2-1 lead and held on for the win. Goal scorers today for the Crusaders were Kylee Zawaki & Gionna Nigro. Check out full highlights and postgame interviews brought to you by JSZ’s Mid-State rep, Courtney DuPont: Johnson will play next Monday against the Bernard Mountaineers in the NJSAII Semifinals Sponsor Alert! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing High School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Blue Devil sports all year long!
Mike Bruno of Johnson High School is the Mid-State Week 8 Game Ball Winner
Mike Bruno has won Courtney’s Week 8 Game Ball for his outstanding performance last week against North Plainfield. Mike threw for 106 yards and 2 TDs, leading his team to a 41-20 victory over the Canucks. Congrats Mike! Check out Mike Bruno’s Game Ball Ceremony now & be sure to tune in next week for more Game Ball nominations. Take Our Poll Week 7’s Game Ball Ceremony:
Vote now for Courtney’s Week 5 Game Ball
We have ten more great nominees from the Mid-State 38. Check out the stats and vote for your favorite Mid-State athlete! Also, keep in mind you can always nominate an athlete for this weekly’ honor, just shoot an email with the game statistics of your nominee to email@example.com, or find her on Twitter @Court_Rutgers. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner:
Vote for JSZ Week 2 Mid-State 38 Top Performer
Each week, JSZ’s Courtney DuPont posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from the Mid-State 38 and Western NJ. 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 Courtney DuPont 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. Take Our Poll
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 Highlights of Hillsborough @ ALJ Field Hockey
Are you a fan of quality field hockey? If so you should’ve been at the Raiders vs. Crusaders matchup during week 1 of the 2017 season. The Hillsborough field hockey team took a visit to Clark, New Jersey where they faced Arthur L. Johnson High School. The Raiders only won 6 games last season, and this year they have a first-time head coach, Jenn Puritz. Meanwhile, Johnson finished 16-4-1 last year; not to mention, sophomore midfielder, Emma Hilton, is looking to improve on the 8 goals and 12 assists she contributed. Check out this game’s highlights and post game interviews now: Sponsor Alert! A biig thank you goes out to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Hillsborough 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.
Union comes back to win Snapple Bowl XXIV
Union 27 Middlesex 14 A 60 minute lightning delay at the half threatened the final high school football game for all-stars from Union and Middlesex, but the skies cleared and the second half produced a great game. Union had a 7-0 lead at the half thanks to a Roselle High connection as Gerald Hairston found teammate Drew Stephens on a 26 yard TD pass play. Middlesex rallied from 13-0 down to take a 14-13 lead in the fourth quarter on a DeShai Smith 22 yard TD catch. But Cranford quarterback Brian Oblachinski guided Union to two fourth quarter scores and earned the MVP honors. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction from Kean University: 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.
RFH brings Shore Conference boys a sectional title
Rumson-Fair Haven made history with its first sectional championship since 1973 with a 57-51 win over AL Johnson in the Central Jersey Group 2 championship. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction of the Bulldogs huge win, plus a heartbreaking triple overtime loss for Toms River North against Shawnee Rumson-Fair Haven 57 Johnson 51 Ian O’Connor had 19 points and Tyler Pierson cemented the Bulldogs championship with a dunk in the final seconds as RFH held off AL Johnson 57-51. The Bulldogs had a 25-17 halftime lead, but Johnson closed the gap to 36-35 at the end of three quarters. Back to back three-pointers by Teddy Sourlis and Pierson put RFH in front early in the fourth quarter and key free throws in crunch time got the Bulldogs an historic win. Brendan Hund had 19 points for Johnson in a losing effort. Watch the highlights and extended post-game reaction from Rumson: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage. Sponsors are the reason we can be there for great moments like RFH’s historic sectional championship and we’ll see the Bulldogs for the state semifinals on Thursday. Shawnee 76 Toms River North 72 (3 OT) An epic battle at Pine Belt Arena saw the Mariners fall short in its first ever sectional championship game. Dylan Deveney led all scorers with 31 points for the victorious Renegades. Jaden Rhoden paced the Mariners with 22 points. Shawnee thought it won the game in regulation, but a tip in was ruled after the buzzer. Toms River North had heroic moments from Holden Petrick to force double overtime followed by two Rhoden free throws to send the game into triple OT. But Shawnee finally wore down TRN and iced the game at the free throw line. Watch the thrilling action from Toms River: Thanks to FlyNyon for sponsoring our Toms River North coverage on Shore Sports Zone. We’ll be at many more Mariners sports this spring thanks to FlyNyon! Central Jersey Group 4 (2) Hunterdon Central 41 (1) Freehold Township 39 Rumson-Fair Haven is the lone Shore Conference boys team still in the hunt for a state championship. The Bulldogs face Camden on Thursday at 7:00 pm at Perth Amboy High School
A.L. Johnson stuns RFH to reach lacrosse finals
Watch video of the dramatic conclusion of the state semifinals A.L. Johnson scored two goals six seconds apart in the final minute to score a come from behind 10-9 win over Rumson-Fair Haven in the South Jersey Group I Final. Rumson-Fair Haven controlled the first quarter, leading 4-0, but Johnson closed the gap to 6-4 at the half. In the third quarter, Dominic Padula’s second goal gave RFH a 7-5 advantage. In the closing seconds of the third, Chris Sutphen scored with 12 seconds left on a great individual move to give the Bulldogs a 8-6 advantage. Sutphen would tally his third goal of the contest 1:05 into the fourth, but it would be Rumson Fair-Haven’s final goal of the game. The Bulldogs tried to melt away the clock, but A.L. Johnson took advantage of a man advantage when Matt Pedicine scored to tie the game at 9 with 34 seconds to go. On the ensuing faceoff, Joe Francicsco gained possession and scored the game winner just six seconds later. Francisco scored six times and Pedicine had three goals for the #10 seed, who advance to face defending state champion Mountain Lakes on Wednesday in Livingston.