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
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top girls basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Thursday and Friday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball teams and coming up on Monday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Lauren AchterRamapoRachel KuhlOld Bridge Makayla AndrewsSaint RoseAlly LandauGolda Och A'Nyah BarkerIHAOlivia MilesBlair Academy Emma BosletSt. Thomas AquinasAnna MorrisIHA Macy BrackettNeptunePaige MortonOak Knoll Zoe Brooks Trenton CatholicOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Saniyah CaldwellSaddle River DayMariana PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Nyasia ClarkWoodburyJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Taylor CrystianRed Bank RegionalErika PorterNotre Dame Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicKelsey RansomSt. Thomas Aquinas Christina DalceRutgers PrepKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKayla RichardsonMiddletown South Abbey FentonOcean CityBella RunyanMoorestown Friends Makoye DiawaraBayonneSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Anyssa FieldsLong BranchKeona SchenckFranklin Camryn FoltzColts NeckMadison SchillerRamapo Abigeal GaborePaul VIKira SidesMiddle Township Katie HerilhyMiddle TownshipPaige SlavenRumson-Fair Haven Katie HillSaint John VianneyBella SteidleClearview Brooke HollawellManasquanAlexa TherienCherokee Ciani Redd-HowardAtlantic CityChloe TeterRed Bank Regional Jordan JanowskiSaddle River DayCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Emily JohnsWashington TownshipEmma WaxMontville Zanai JonesHudson CatholicKennedy WilburnCherokee Kristina DonzaJackson Memorial 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Monday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Watch NJSIAA Boys Wrestling State Championship Finals
Welcome back to A.C, New Jersey wrestling fans. Jersey Sports Zone’s team of MMJ’s are on hand for the biggest day of the wrestling season in the Garden State. We’re your one-to shop for video highlights and in-depth breakdowns for every boys state championship match. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Boys State Finals 106 Pound Final: 4- Evan Mougalian (Kinnelon) defeats 2- Anthony Santaniello (Brick Memorial) 3-1 113 Pound Final: 2- Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North) d. 1- Kelly Dunnigan (Don Bosco), 6-3 Tyler Klinsky avenges his only loss of the season and cements his legacy as the winningest wrestler in Middletown North history by bringing home the program’s first state title. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: Coverage of Middletown North is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. 120 Pound Final: 1- Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) d. 6- Vincent Santaniello (Brick Memorial) 1-0 126 Pound Final: 3- Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) d. 4- McKenzie Bell (Kingsway), 12-7 Robbert Howard gave New Jersey wrestling everything he had. The Bergen Catholic senior battled through writing physical and emotional pain all season long, re-centered himself and emerged as a champion yet again inside Boardwalk Hall. Howard, a Penn State commit, finishes his high school career as a two-time state champion. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. 132 Pound Final: 1- Joey Olivieri (Hanover Park) d. 2- Dylan Cedeno (Bergen Catholic), 1-0 Joey Olivieri won a state title as a freshman, but had to settle for fourth as a sophomore. The junior gets back to the top of the podium, thanks to a tight win over Dylan Cedeno. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 138 Pound Final: 3- Anthony Clark (Delbarton) vs. 12- William Grater (Bergen Catholic) Anthony Clark is no stranger to the highest stage in New Jersey Wrestling. Clark has been in the state finals every season and won state titles as a freshman and sophomore before losing last year. With a 4-0 victory over William Grater, Clarke joined an elite list of people to win States three times in the Garden State. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: 145 Pound Final: 1- Andy Clark (Collingswood) d. 6- Andrew Troczynski (Delbarton), 8-5 After finishing 4th in the state a year ago at 132 pounds, Andy Clark won a thriller over Andrew Troczinski at 145 to become Collingswood’s first state champion since 1992. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 152 Pound Final: 4- Nick Boggiano (Toms River North) d. 6- Aaron Ayzerov (Paramus), 7-3 Nick Boggiano’s five-point move in the second period helped clinch the first state title for a Toms River North wrestler since 2007. The senior finished eighth at 145-pounds a year ago, but this time around he caps off a tremendous 41-1 season with a state championship. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: 160 Pound Final: 3- Brian Soldano (High Point) d. 1- Dante Stefanelli (Delbarton) 9-0 170 Pound Final: 2- Connor O’Neill (DePaul Catholic) d. 1- Shane Reitsma (Howell), 3-1 Connor O’Neill’s clutch takedown early in the third period proved to be the difference in a matchup between the clear-cut top two wrestlers at 170 pounds this season. With the win, O’Neill avenges a loss earlier this season to Reitsma. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 182 Pound Final: 1- John Poznanski (Colonia) p. 2- Luke Rada (Colts Neck), 3:31 ** Named Most Outstanding Wrestler ** Colonia’s John Poznanski put the cap on a perfect season with a second period pin in the state finals. Poznanski, a Rutgers wrestling commit, was the most dominant force throughout the individual postseason tournament. His 40-0 season ended his Most Outstanding Wrestler honors at Boardwalk Hall. However, that’s only half the story, as Poznanski worked through a historic career with only one eye. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 195 Pound Final: 3- Martin Cosgrove (Camden Catholic) d. 4- David Szuba (Brick Memorial), 9-7 After finishing third in the state as a freshman, Martin Cosgrove breaks through with a state title as a sophomore. David Szuba nearly forced overtime with a four-point move late, but a stalling call ultimately proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. 220 Pound Final: 2- P.J. Casale (Delbarton) d. 1- Kyle Jacob (Paramus), 4-2 After a fifth-place finish in the state tournament a year ago, P.J. Casale would not be denied as he takes home his first state championship. The sophomore nearly finished the bout in the second period with a wild four-point move, and rode the momentum to a victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: 285 Pound Final: 7- JT Cornelius (Southern) vs. 13- Jimmy Mullen (St. Joe’s Mont.) Freshman phenom Jimmy Mullen caps off historic State Tournament run with a Gold Medal. Mullen came into the tournament as the 13 seed and battled his way to the finals where he won 7-3 and controlled the entire match. Be on the watch for Mullen for the next few years. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights:
Watch JSZ Shore Conference Wrestling Championship Highlights
Red Bank Regional hosted the Shore Conference wrestling championships. Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights and post-match interviews from all 14 finals. We will post each match throughout Saturday night! 113 pounds (1) Tyler Klinsky, Middletown North defeats (2) Ryan Rosenthal, Toms River North 10-3 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown North is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. 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! 120 pounds (1) Dean Peterson, St. John Vianney defeats (2) Vincent Santaniello, Brick Memorial 5-3 126 pounds (3) Nico Messina, Freehold Boro defeats (5) Thomas O’Keefe, Middletown North 6-4 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall 132 pounds (3) Jack Nies, Ocean Township defeats (1) Michael Conklin, Toms River East 6-4 Sudden Victory 138 pounds (4) Logan Waller, Colts Neck pins (3) Ryan Zimmerman, Long Branch 4:30 *Waller named Most Outstanding Wrestler* Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is made possible by Rosario Realty 145 pounds (1) Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven major decision vs. (6) Hunter Konstantoulas, Manalapan 19-7 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. 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! 152 pounds (1) Nick Boggiano, Toms River North major decision vs. (3) Mike McGhee, Shore Regional 10-0 160 pounds (1) Matt Benedetti, Manalapan defeats (3) Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven 5-1 170 pounds (1) Shane Reitsma (Howell) major decision vs. (6) Hunter Smith, Jackson Memorial 11-3 182 pounds (3) Joe Colon, Brick Memorial defeats (1) Luke Rada, Colts Neck 9-6 195 pounds (1) Kyle Epperly, Jackson Memorial defeats (2) David Szuba, Brick Memorial 10-3 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible thanks to Louro Chiropractic Center 220 pounds (3) Vin Ceglie, Lacey defeats (1) Mike Nakano, Toms River North 6-5 285 pounds (1) Justin Wright, Howell defeats (2) John O’Donnell, Toms River North 3-2 106 pounds (2) Anthony Santaniello, Brick Memorial defeats (1) Evan Tallmadge, Brick Township 1-0
Colts Neck Ivy League standout wins JSZ ACI Medical & Dental Game Ball
We visit the Colts Neck Cougars for this week’s JSZ Central Jersey Girls Game Ball and spotlight an outstanding student-athlete. Camryn Foltz is one of the top scorers in New Jersey averaging over 21 points per game and is set to play college basketball in the Ivy League at Dartmouth. We appreciate the Cougars letting us come to practice on Wednesday and present Camryn with her JSZ Game Ball. Check out the ceremony now: 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! In case you missed it, check out Camryn Foltz’s 30 point game in a win over Middletown South last Saturday: Thanks to everyone who voted last week. This Sunday, we’ll have 10 more nominees for boys and girls in Central Jersey. You can nominate any great performances from this week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 1.28 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The action continues to heat up on the high school hardwood as we get ready to turn the calendar to February. Check back throughout the night for all of the exciting highlights! The Patrick School 58 Trenton Catholic 42 | Boys The Patrick School arguably plays the most grueling schedule among New Jersey teams and the traveling continued Tuesday with a trip to West Windsor to face off against Trenton Catholic. Dionte Johnson got hot after the halftime break and scored a game-high 14 points to earn team MVP honors. VCU-commit Jamir Watkins led Trenton Catholic with 13 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Trenton PBP Classic from Mercer County Community College: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Clearview 51 Kingsway 31 | Girls The Pioneers beat the rival Dragons for the second time this season, and improved to (13-1). Loyola-Maryland commit Bella Steidle scored a game-high 18 points to lead the way. Kassidy Thompson added 15 points for View in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Tri-County Conference Royal Division rumble: Red Bank Regional 52 Colts Neck 33 | Girls Taylor Crystian leads four Bucs in double figures with 14 points in a dominating 19-point home win to complete a regular-season sweep of the Cougars. Caitlyn Decker added 13 points, Chloe Teter had 12 and Amelia Medolla added 10. Coach John Truhan’s team continues to impress with a 12-3 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver
Vote for Week 4 ACI Medical & Dental Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls!
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 20 nominees for boys and girls basketball from Central Jersey who are up for two JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email email@example.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. 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.org to learn more! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners JSZ paid a visit to Nottingham and Freehold Township to hand out a pair of Game Balls:
Watch Saturday 1.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It was another busy Saturday slate on the hardwood, with fantastic match-ups all over the state. Check back throughout the night as all of the exciting highlights come in! Rutgers Prep 68 Montclair Immaculate 65 | Boys Rutgers Prep has officially entered the “elite” category among New Jersey high school basketball programs. The Argonauts, ranked as high as No. 23 in the country by MaxPreps, secured a signature win Saturday afternoon against Montclair Immaculate. Star junior Trey Patterson, who has established himself as one of the most complete underclassmen in the northeast, provided a 29-point, eight-rebound performance. Sophomore Otega Oweh helped keep the game out of reach after a game-saving block and a thunderous dunk in the final seconds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Somerset: Wildwood Catholic 79 Burlington Twp. 46 | Boys Wildwood Catholic picked up its ninth straight victory to improve to (13-2) on the year. The Crusaders defeated Burlington Township 79-46 following a 23 point, 13 rebound game from West Virginia University commit Taj Thweatt. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from the Jeff Coney Classic at Rancocas Valley: Timber Creek 86 Lindenwold 64 | Boys Chargers senior Justin Bladen erupted for seven three-pointers in the first half, en route to a game-high 28 points in the victory. Demetrius Paynter added 18 points to go along with 17 rebounds, as Creek continues to roll at (14-1). Tazir Cantey dropped a team-high 25 points for the Lions in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this non-conference clash: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Paul VI 73 Trenton Catholic 43 | Boys The 2020 Jeff Coney Classic from Rancocas Valley Regional High School concluded with Paul VI’s (10-3) 73-43 win over Trenton Catholic (9-6). The Eagles were able to limit VCU commit Jamir Watkins early and stormed through the first half with a well-balanced offense that saw three players finish in double figures. Jalen Boyd-Savage had 17 points, Andrew Harrell had 18 and Wilser Sanon ended the night with 19 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. Colts Neck 48 Middletown South 40 | Girls Dartmouth commit Camryn Foltz scored the game’s first 11 points and scored 20 of her 30 points in the first half as the Cougars held off a fourth-quarter run from the Eagles to pick up their seventh win of the season. Colts Neck led by 20 at the half and by 17 at the end of three quarters. Kayla Richardson scored 16 points to lead the Eagles. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown North’s Slam Dunk Autism Challenge:
Vote for JSZ ACI Medical & Dental School Central Jersey Game Balls NOW!
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 20 nominees for boys and girls basketball from Central Jersey who are up for six JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. 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.org to learn more! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s JSZ Central Jersey Game Balls Thanks to everyone for voting! It was great to visit Rumson-Fair Haven and Jackson Memorial to give Jack Carroll and Kristina Donza their JSZ Game Balls
Vote for the final JSZ Game Balls of the 2019 football season!
Just like that, the 2019 high school football regular season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ Week 2 South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Here are the Top 10 most viewed boys soccer games games on JSZ from the 2018 season: #10 St. Benedict’s 8 Lawrenceville 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini led St. Benedict’s with a hat trick as the Gray Bees rolled past the Big Red: #9 St. Benedict’s 5 St. Peter’s 0 Julian Gomez pumped in three goals to lead the way, as the Gray Bees took care of the Marauders: #8 Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 – Group 3 Central Final James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored as the Spartans captured the Group 3 sectional title: #7 Long Branch 4 Middletown South 3 (2OT) The Green Wave stormed back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime, before Reynaldo Guzman scored the golden goal for Long Branch in the second overtime period: #6 Ocean 1 Christian Brothers Academy 0 (2OT) – Shore Conference Tournament Final After over 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, Leo Montesinos found the net in double overtime to clinch the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the Spartans: #5 Ocean 2 Holmdel 2 (Ocean advances 4-2 in PKs) – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The Spartans and the Hornets battled it out for 100 minutes before Ocean advanced in penalty kicks: #4 Delbarton 2 Seton Hall 2 (Delbarton advances 4-3 in PKs) – Non-Public A North Final The Green Wave captured the Non-Public A sectional title, outlasting the Pirates in penalty kicks. Delbarton keeper Kyle Swift came up clutch in net: #3 St. Benedict’s 5 Pennington 2 Celio Pompeu scored a pair of goals to lead the Gray Bees past Pennington in the pouring rain: #2 Christian Brothers Academy 2 Delbarton 1 (2OT) – Non-Public A State Final Luke Pascarella scored in double overtime as the Colts won the Non-Public A State championship in a thriller over the Green Wave: #1 St. Benedict’s 7 Pennington 0 – Prep A Final The Gray Bees dominated the Red Raiders to win the Prep A title. St. Benedict’s put the finishing touches on an undefeated season and a #1 national ranking in our most viewed game of 2018:
Watch Thursday 5.23 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
The rain was furious and aplenty, but it didn’t stop JSZ’s cameras from catching some great baseball action before the weekend starts. Stay tuned throughout the night for plenty of great baseball highlights from around the state! (1) Hunterdon Central 7 (9) Freehold Township 4 – Diamond Nation Game of the Week – Central Group 4 Quarterfinals Hunterdon Central’s run back to both of the Central Group 4 and overall Group 4 championships is still alive in well this season. After Freehold Township took a 4-3 advantage in the third inning, Lafayette commit Pete Ciuffreda came through with a mammoth home run to take back the lead in the fourth. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the extended highlights and post-game reaction from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Many thanks to the folks at Diamond Nation for sponsoring our Game of the Week. They’re the reason why we’re able to provide extended highlights of the best game of every week! (1) Hamilton West 3 (8) Hopewell Valley 2 – Central Group 3 Quarterfinal No. 20 Hamilton West advanced to the Central Group 3 semifinals with a close 3-2 victory over eighth seed Hopewell Valley. The game was tied 1-1 following a bases loaded walk in the third, a rain delay would stall the game, then Jack Haynes in the fourth inning drove in a run on an RBI single to help the Bulldogs go up 2-1. As the game began to wind down in the sixth, Hamilton West looked to Danilo Perdomo for salvation with two outs and a pair of base runners in scoring position. Perdomo didn’t disappoint as his two RBI double would be the deciding factor of the matchup. The top seeded Hornets will face No. 6 Wall in the semifinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Hopewell Valley coverage! (16) Egg Harbor Twp. 8 (8) Vineland 1 – South Group 4 Quarterfinal The remarkable run continues for the 16th-seeded Eagles as now they’re through to the sectional semifinal round. Old Dominion commit Robbie Petracci led the way at the plate for EHT with three RBIs. Ethan Dodd went 3-4 with an RBI, and Dodd threw three scoreless innings in relief. George Washington commit Erv Bogan drove in the Fighting Clan’s only run of the game. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the complete highlights and reaction: (4) Wall 3 (5) Colts Neck 1 – Central Group 3 Quarterfinal The Crimson Knights broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of bases loaded walks and Trey Dombroski came on in relief to throw three shutout innings to pick up the win as Wall earns a spot in the semis against top seed Hamilton West. Dombroski set the Wall single season strikeout record (97) and picked up his 200th career K in the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of an All-Shore battle in the state playoffs:
Watch Thursday 5.16 JSZ Girls Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
(4) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 10 (5) Colts Neck 5 – Central Group 3 Quarterfinal Round Fourth seed West Windsor-Plainsboro North advanced to the Central Group 3 Semifinals with a 10-5 victory over fifth seed Colts Neck. The Knights fell behind 4-1 before North tied the game at 4-4 going into halftime on back to back scores from Maria Tello. Tello would finish with four goals as would Jillian Pelosi who was a spark plug for the Knights in the the second half. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our West Windsor-Plainsboro North! #3 Allentown 16 #6 Steinert 4 – Central Group 3 Quarterfinal Round The Allentown Redbirds defeated the Steinert Spartans 16-4, advancing to the Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinals. The Redbirds had five players score the game-high with two goals: Kaitlyn Bergen, Kennedy Munster, Brianna Samuels, Morgan Vaccaro and Emily Ciccarone. Steinert’s Ashley Goimbert also scored two goals. Allentown will face #2 Notre Dame on Monday for the Semifinal round. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Allentown: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Allentown and Steinert!
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
Vote for first JSZ Game Balls of Spring!
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our first 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 (email@example.com) South (firstname.lastname@example.org) Central (email@example.com) South Jersey Game Balls presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year. With an overwhelming response, we are happy to announce that we will honor the top two finishers in each category at the JSZ Football Banquet on December 5 in Woodbridge As we gear up for the sectional finals and upcoming state championships and bowl games, JSZ has compiled the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2018 football season. We need your vote in six different categories. The polls are open NOW through Thursday at 9:00 pm. The winners of the polls will be honored at the 2nd annual JSZ Football banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Our Top Play winners from the season will also be honored as well as the top players in the state with our JSZ All-State team. Watch all sixty of our nominees in the videos below and cast your vote! Thanks to all the athletes for giving us so many great moments from the 2018 season! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll NEW NOMINEE! Thanks for pointing out Tyler Cook’s big hit against Paramus Catholic. It’s now on the poll for voting along with the 10 nominees above Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 11.8
JSZ has cameras all over the state Thursday as public and private sectional champions in boys and girls soccer are crowned. Stay tuned throughout the night for soccer highlights from Delbarton’s PK win, Holmdel’s 2nd consecutive sectional title, an upset by East Brunswick and much more. Delbarton 2 Seton Hall Prep 2 (Green Wave in PK’s 4-3) – Boy’s North Non-Public “A” Final Kyle Swift made two consecutive saves during penalty kicks to give the Green Wave a spot in the Non-Public “A” state championship. After Seton Hall Prep tied the game in the second half on a blast by Jon Ned, twenty scoreless minutes in overtime led to drama in the PK’s. After Liam Bertrand made nine saves for the Pirates, Tomas Hut came in at keeper during the penalties and came up with two saves. Seton Hall Prep was one kick away from advancing, but Swift forced a sixth round after making a save. Following Sam Burvill’s second goal in the PK session, Swift made one final stop to end a tremendous match. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Millburn High: Rutgers Prep 2 St. Rose 1 – Boy’s South Non-Public B Final Rutgers Prep made school history Thursday evening by capturing the program’s first South Non-Public B Sectional Title with a 2-1 victory over ninth seed St. Rose. The Argonauts got ahead early with two first half goals from Sophomore Demetri Zambas. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Holmdel 4 Shore 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 2 Final After losing a heartbreaker against Ocean in the Shore Conference Tournament, Holmdel has been an unstoppable team. The Hornets ripped through the Central Jersey Group 2 field by outscoring opponents 27-1. The finale came Thursday when junior forward Jack Giamanco buried two goals en route to a 4-0 win against Shore Regional. It’s Holmdel’s second consecutive CJG2 title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights: East Brunswick 1 Hunterdon Central 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 4 Final Upset Alert!! East Brunswick, the six seed in the Central Jersey Group 4 Section Tournament, took down the number one seed Hunterdon Central in the tournament final. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights and post-game for you now: Washington Township 2 Jackson Memorial 1 | Boy’s South Jersey Group 4 Final Arturo Serano and Jake Logar scored first-half goals to pace Washington Township to a fifth consecutive South Jersey Group 4 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 3 Final Santieno Harding’s goal in the 76th minute would prove to be the game-winner as Ocean Township captured the Central Jersey Group 3 title in a 2-1 win over Colts Neck. James Schutz also provided the first goal of the day in the 13th minute. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ocean: St. Rose 1 Trinity Hall 0 – Girl’s South Non-Public B Final St. Rose took home their first Sectional title since 2010 on Thursday night, as they defeated Trinity Hall in the South Non-Public Group B Final. Julianne Leskauskas, the Rutgers commit, scored the lone goal for the Purple Roses less than 10 minutes into the first half. St. Rose will take on Morristown-Beard on Sunday morning for the overall Non-Public Championships. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights:
Vote now for JSZ’s Top Football Play from Week One
Wayne Hills Charles Njoku’s circus catch is one of our ten nominees for Top Play from Week One. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will get a special presentation at this week’s practice. We’re excited to unveil the special way that we’ll be honoring our Top Play winners this football season! Watch another incredible batch of highlights from around the state and cast your vote: Take Our Poll Watch our Week 1 High School Football Coverage Watch Saturday 9.8 JSZ Football Highlights Watch Friday 9.7 JSZ Football Highlights
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We wrap up the first full weekend of high school football in New Jersey with highlights from a NJ/PA showcase at Rutgers, a last-second thriller in Colts Neck, the battle of Brick and many more games around the state. Bergen Catholic 21 Archbishop Wood (PA) 7 There was no letdown from Bergen Catholic after a stunning win against national powerhouse Grayson last weekend in Georgia. Back home in the Garden State, the Crusaders came to play and dominated an Archbishop Wood team in the first half for a commanding win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Thanks to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring all of Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic athletics year round. They’re the reason we’re able to cover one of the top high school football programs in the country. St. Joe’s Prep (PA) 35 St. Peter’s Prep 27 St. Joe’s Prep of Philadelphia used a remarkable fourth quarter comeback to grind out a 35-27 victory over St. Peter’s Prep. The Hawks had interceptions on three consecutive drives in the final frame, helping them notch the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand at Rutgers University for the game: DePaul 49 Seton Hall Prep 3 Non Public Group 3 Champs DePaul Catholic have kicked off 2018 in unbelievable fashion. The Spartans have a combined 97 points in 2 games allowing just a field goal. However, that field goal was a record breaking 52 yards from Seton Hall Prep kicker Zach Hoban. DePaul’s 49-3 win over the Pirates was thanks in large part to Penn State bound quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson and future Ohio State running back Ronnie Hickman, the duo combined for 7 touchdowns. The Spartans will now gear up to face St. Joe’s (Mont.) who they beat for the State Title last year. Watch the highlights now: St Joe-Montvale 14 Imhotep Charter 8 St. Joe’s Montvale gets their first win of the season against Imhotep Charter School of Philadelphia during their 2018 home opener. Rutgers commit, Connor Grieco, was a defensive force with eight tackles and an interception. Check out full highlights now: Delsea 21 Willingboro 6 Aidan Borguet had a TD run and a scoop and score defensive TD in the 4th quarter as the Crusaders scored twice late in the game to score a Saturday morning victory. JSZ has the South Jersey football highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Delsea coverage. We’re excited to bring you more South Jersey highlights all year long thanks to NJM! Colts Neck 8 Monmouth Regional 7 Brendan Wei caught an 11 yard TD catch from Colin Campbell with 1:08 remaining and added the two-point conversion to give Matt Ahearn his first win as Cougars head coach. JSZ has the highlights from a thrilling finish in the Shore Conference: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for signing on as our Monmouth Regional sponsor in 2018-19. We’ll have more Falcons highlights and features throughout the year thanks to Monmouth Building Center! Brick Township 30 Brick Memorial 7 Jimmy Leblo had a TD run and a TD catch running for 94 yards and the Brick Township defense produced a TD, a safety and two interceptions to maintain bragging rights against their crosstown rival. It’s six straight wins against Memorial for the Green Dragons. JSZ has the highlights from a great rivalry game: Keyport 14 Point Pleasant Beach 0 Shykim Treadwell had a 65 yard TD run and Devin Wollner added a 21 yard score to give Andy Carlstrom his first win as Raiders head coach: Watch the highlights from the Shore Conference: Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage all year long Holy Spirit 30 Eastern 22 A monster game for E’Lijah Gray leads Holy Spirit to a road win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Woodbury 20 Audubon 6 SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has Saturday South Jersey action as Woodbury scores a road win in week one: Timber Creek 28 Hammonton 7 Fred Jefferson had 4 TD’s and 352 passing yards as Timber Creek scores a road win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights
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(8) Somerville 9 (12) Hopewell Valley 8 – South Jersey Group 2 Semifinals – Boys TJ Sanchez scored two of his three goals in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner with 1:13 left in the game as the Pioneers outscored Hopewell Valley 3-0 in the 4th quarter to get to the South Jersey Group 2 Finals. Nolan Crognale had a stellar six-goal effort for the Bulldogs and his sixth tally gave Hopewell Valley an 8-6 lead after three quarters. But Somerville’s defense did not yield any goals in the fourth and the Pioneers will face the winner of Rumson-Fair Haven and Wall for the South Jersey Group 2 championship. Watch the highlights of an outstanding game from Tuesday night: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hopewell Valley is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (2) Notre Dame 12 (3) Colts Neck 5 – Central Group 3 Semifinals – Girls On the brink of returning to the Central Group 3 Title Game defending sectional champs Notre Dame did not disappoint. The second seed Irish took on third seed Colts Neck in a battle that got going from the opening face off. The Cougars would strike first to begin the game, but ND hit their stride thanks to Maddie Rizzuto who had a hat trick at the end of the first half to give the Irish a 7-2 lead at the break. Soon after more Notre Dame scorers joined in as Nikki Phillips, Ava Scudillo and Gabbie Skowrosnki all picked up a pair of goals to lead their team back to the Central Group 3 Championship. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage year- round on JSZ! Thanks to HIT Training for all of our Colts Neck coverage!
Vote now for Shore Game Balls!
It’s time to honor outstanding performances from the diamond. Thanks to our friends at Monmouth Building Center, we’ll have 10 top nominees every week from Shore Conference baseball and softball. Cast your votes NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll pay a visit to a mid-week game or practice and make a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball presentation. Coaches can always nominate a player – just email rich@jerseysportszone before Saturday night: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
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Raritan 8 Colts Neck 4 – Monmouth County Tournament Zack Johnston delivered a two-run single to cap off a four-run third inning and pitched a complete game striking out four to give the #9 seed an 8-4 win over #16 seed Colts Neck and a spot in the Monmouth County Tournament semifinals. Jake Tennant had two hits and three RBI’s as the Rockets scored their 10th win of the season. Raritan will face the winner of Saint Rose and Monmouth Regional on Saturday (St. Rose and Monmouth will play Monday). JSZ has Sunday baseball highlights from Hazlet: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Raritan is made possible by BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank. Thanks to Hit Training for allowing us to capture great moments from the Colts Neck Cougars all year long Red Bank Catholic 16 Long Branch 0 – Monmouth County Tournament The Caseys erupted for 11 runs in the fourth inning and Austin Nappi pitched five shutout innings allowing just one hit to advance to the MCT semifinals and a Saturday showdown with #2 CBA. Watch the highlights from Sunday night baseball in Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone brings you great highlights every day thanks to our sponsors. Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we bring you great RBC Caseys coverage all year long and a special thanks to Rosario Realty for supporting our Long Branch Green Wave highlights and features