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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:
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(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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) South (email@example.com) Central (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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 email@example.com 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
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Colts Neck 11 Wall 8 – Monmouth County Tournament The #16 seed pulls off a stunner thanks to a four-run seventh inning. Colts Neck plated six runs in the top of the third to take a 7-1 lead. Wall answered with a seven-run 5th to go out in front 8-7. Colts Neck was able to get a bases-loaded walk, an RBI groundout and a big two-run single by Adrian Jimenez to hand the Crimson Knights just their second loss of the season. Colts Neck faces Raritan in the quarterfinals of the Monmouth County Tournament on Sunday. JSZ has the highlights of a huge win for the Cougars: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you a big moment for the Colts Neck baseball team thanks to the support of Hit Training! Middletown South 12 Howell 5 Trevor Brey had two hits and 3 RBI’s and Joe Sprake struck out eight in four plus innings on the hill to get the Eagles into the MCT quarterfinals and a Sunday showdown with #2 seed CBA. JSZ has the highlights of the Eagles eighth win of the season: A special thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors for allowing us to provide great coverage of Middletown South sports all year long Trenton Catholic Academy 6 Hudson Catholic 1 With the baseball season coming to a close shortly, the home stretch will be crucial as the Garden State prepares for tournament time. 11-3 Trenton Catholic Academy came into Saturday’s match up with 10-2 Hudson Catholic with more on the line than North vs. South bragging rights. It was the Iron Mike’s fifteenth game so that meant the cut off for power points towards their state tournament seeding. TCA got on the board first with a fielder’s choice in the first to go up 1-0. In the the third the Iron Mike’s opened up with a 2 RBI blast from Andy Jacquez to eventually take a six-run lead. They were headlined by ace pitcher Latrell Reid who allowed nine hits and just one earned run to take down Hudson Catholic 6-1. When Hudson plays their fifteenth game Trenton Catholic could be looking at up to 40 power points from the game. With the Mercer County Tournament starting next week this extra boost of momentum could be what TCA needs. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ!
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Piscataway – 5 Sayreville – 4 A balanced effort by Piscataway High School leads to a 5-4 win over Sayreville and improves the Chiefs’ record to 7-3 on the season. Matt Peterson, Parris Washington, and James Ingram all contributed RBI’s for the Chiefs, while Jordin Martell pitched 6 innings, struck out 4, and got the win on the mound. Watch highlights of Piscatway and Sayreville in GMC action on Jersey Sports Zone. Immaculata 9 Montgomery 4 An in-conference game between the Spartans and the Cougars was an offensive battle. Immaculate trailed early, but thanks to outstanding performances from Felix Diaz, Nolan Leger, and Peter Gallo at the plate, the Spartans topped Montgomery. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will have the best Cougar highlights for you all season long! No. 13 Nottingham 3 Allentown 0 It was the match up the Colonial Valley Conference has been waiting for since last May. When No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 faced off with 6-1 Allentown fans knew they’d be in for a close game. The North Stars got ahead early off a controversial bunt call that helped them go ahead 1-0 over Allentown. Then David Scott would help Nottingham go ahead 3-0 thanks to an RBI double and a score at the plate off a wild pitch. The headline of the day was pitcher Nick Houghton who collected 12 strike outs and allowed just one hit in the shut out victory. After this one these two will have some extra heat for their rematch on 4/20. Watch the highlights and Houghton’s post game interview now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Nottingham coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates we will be able to bring you North Stars and Red Birds athletics all year round! Colts Neck 10 Marlboro 0 (6 Innings) Anthony Sasso tossed six shutout innings scattering four hits and striking out nine and the Cougars scored three runs in the 5th and four more in the 6th to get the win over their Shore Conference “A” North rival. JSZ has the highlights including a wild putout on a double steal! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Marlboro and Colts Neck is made possible by Hit Training
Eye Popping Performances highlight JSZ Shore Game Ball nominees
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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Toms River South – 6 Brick Twp – 5 Legendary Coach Ken Frank and The Toms River South Inidians found themselves in a rare position on Monday afternoon, winless through the first 3 games of 2018. Tied at 5 with Brick Township in the bottom of the 7th, South got a clutch double down the line in left by Jordan Erbe, followed up by an infield single off the bat of Shane Gibson to give the Indians a 6-5 walkoff win. Monmouth University commit TJ Scuderi continued his hot streak at the plate, going 2 for 3 in the win, while John Coppola hit a double & a triple in the loss for the Dragons. Watch the Highlights from Toms River on JSZ! Middletown South 6 Colts Neck 3 The Eagles scored three runs in the 4th inning highlighted by a Robby Zega RBI double and Danny Minze pitched five strong innings allowing just one run to lead the Eagles to their second win of the season. JSZ has the highlights from Monday Shore Conference Baseball: Jersey Sports Zone can’t bring you great highlights and features without the support of our partners. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our Colts Neck coverage and Prown’s Windows & Doors is the reason we can bring you great action from Middletown South all year long Gloucester Catholic 16 Delsea 1 Gloucester Catholic blasted three homers and Jason Bobiak drove in four runs in a convincing road win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
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Jersey Sports Zone brings you the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2017-18 high school basketball season. We need your votes for Dunk of the Year, Clutch Play of the Year and our Sweet Play of the Year. We’ll keep the polls open through Friday at 8:00 pm. The winners will be presented JSZ Game Balls during our basketball banquet on March 22nd. Thanks to the athletes for all the awesome highlights and thanks for watching our videos all year long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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Trenton 42 Colts Neck 41 – Boys Central Group 4 Final Many did not see Trenton making it passed the second round of the playoffs let alone the Championship for the Central Group 4 title. They were down 17 points in the fourth to second seed Hunderton Central in the Quarterfinals and rallied back to win in overtime, then in their next game took down third seed Hightown 70 -56. Coming into Monday’s battle with top seed Colts Neck would be no easy task but the Tornadoes managed to hang around in the first half to grab a 26-25 lead at the end of two. In the closing seconds of the fourth Colts Neck would come within one and held for the last shot, but the Trenton defense would hold on to capture their first sectional title since 2014. An amazing run by the Tornadoes capped off in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action! Sponsors! Thank you to Hit Training for sponsoring our Colts Neck coverage! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Trenton! Rumson Fair-Haven – 57 Carteret – 52 | Central Jersey Group-2 Final Rumson Fair-Haven captured it’s second consecutive Central Jersey Group-2 Title on Monday night with an all around team effort leading to a 57-52 win over Carteret. Devin Cooper scored all 11 of his points in the 2nd half, including 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds of regulation, and Elijah McAllister continued his impressive play down low with 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. The Bulldogs now advance to the Group-2 Semi Final game vs Haddonfield at Perth Amboy High School on Wednesday. Carteret was led by Isaiah Daniels-Porter who scored a game high 24 points in the loss. Jersey Sports Zone gets all the great moments from RFH sports thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch St. Rose 47 St. John Vianney 43 – Girls Non-Public A South Semifinals It was the rematch Shore Conference fans were aching to see once the stage was set. The Non-Public A South matchup between top seed/ number 2 in the NJ Top 20 St. John Vianney and fifth seed/ number 3 in the NJ Top 20 St. Rose was a close battle from start to finish. SJV took an early lead at the end of the first, but thanks to the heroics of Lucy Thomas who racked up 17 points and 9 rebounds the Purple Roses took a commanding 41-34 lead at the end of the third. St. John Vianney would counter in the fourth to come as close as 2, but St. Rose would hold on to win 47-43 in the remaining seconds. St. Rose will face third seed Red Bank Catholic on 3/7. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Paver Restoration and BCB Bayshore for their sponsorship of our St. John Vianney coverage!
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Montclair Immaculate – 60 Hudson Catholic – 49 | NJSIAA Non-Public B North Only in the world of Non-Public B North could a team with multiple division-1 prospects be considered an underdog story, but thats exactly what Montclair Immaculate has become. After defeated the defending TOC Champions Patrick School in the opening round, The Lions then traveled to Jersey City and took down the star studded lineup of Hudson Catholic. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 13 of his 18 points in the 2nd Half, and Zion Bethea added a game high 21, as Montclair Immaculate shocked the state with a 60-49 win. Up next for the Lions will be a matchup with New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team Roselle Catholic, on Saturday. Ranney 101 Rutgers Prep 90 – Non-Public “B” South Quarterfinals Scottie Lewis and Ahmadu Sarnor both scored career highs in a shootout against the Argonauts. Lewis had 35 points and Sarnor delivered 31. Lewis did most of his damage in the first half, while Sarnor was the catalyst in the second half. Ranney gets a fourth matchup with Mater Dei Prep in the Non-Public “B” South semifinals. Watch another exciting batch of highlights from Tinton Falls: Colts Neck 57 Middletown South 48 – Boys Central Jersey Group 4 Quarterfinals The quarterfinal round of the Central Group 4 State Tournament saw number one seed Colts Neck hosting the nine seed Middletown South. Colts Neck took an early 12-8 lead over South at the end of the first quarter, but in the second it was the Eagles who flipped the script to go into halftime leading 21-19. The Cougars got help from Ben Bosland who was the team’s spark plug in the third quarter to help them regain the lead at 37-29 going into the fourth. In the final quarter, Colts Neck would not let up offensively to eventually walk away with a 57-48 victory. Ben Bosland had 16 points and 8 rebounds to help send the Cougars to the Central Group 4 Semifinals to face fifth seed Montgomery on 3/3. Watch the highlights now: Colts Neck 49 Middletown South 44 – Girls Central Group 4 Quarterfinals What started out as a close back and forth battle between third seed Colts Neck and sixth seed Middletown South did not let up until the final buzzer. South took the first quarter leading 14-11. However, Colts Neck would find their footing thanks to Cara Volpe who scored 22 points for the Cougars Thursday night. In the second half Colts Neck would lead 32-25 at the end of third quarter. In the fourth, Midd South would make a late push to tie the game up with 40 seconds to go. But the Eagles offense was unable to produce points following that run and eventually, Colts Neck would pull away with the victory. The Cougars will take on fifth seed Montgomery on 3/3 in Central Group 4 Semifinals. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors!!! Thank you to Hit Training for sponsoring our Colts Neck coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors for our Middletown South coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Eagles athletics all year round! Rumson-Fair Haven 71 Spotswood 63 – Central Jersey 2 Boys Quarterfinals Ian O’Connor led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points as RFH held off a hot shooting second half from the Chargers to advance to the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals and a home game against Lincoln. JSZ has the highlights from Rumson: Patrick School 68 Trinity Hall 61 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Quarterfinals Freshman Lashae Dwyer had 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the Celtics to a gritty overtime win on the road. Dwyer scored 9 points in the extra period and hauled in a rebound off a missed free throw and delivered a layup in the paint to tie the game at 57 in regulation. Trinity Hall was led by Bridget Andree’s 22 point, 15 rebound performance highlighted by 14 free throws. Andree fouled out in the final 10 seconds putting an end to her fantastic high school career. The Patrick School will face Rutgers Prep in the semifinals. Watch the highlights of a game filled with twists and turns: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition
Watch 2018 NJSIAA Basketball Tournament Highlights from 2.27
The opening round of the state playoffs continues and JSZ has highlights from around the state: Montclair Immaculate – 65 Patrick School – 63 | Non-Public B North First Round Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 15 points and hit 2 free throws with 0.8 left in regulation, as Montclair Immaculate took down the defending TOC Champion Celtics of The Patrick School 65-63 in one of the biggest wins in program history. The Lions will now advance to to the Qtr-Finals of the Non-Public B-North Bracket where they will take on Hudson Catholic on Thursday Night. Justin Winston added 23 points for Immaculate and Valdir Manuel poured in 27 for the Celtics in the loss. (1) Colts Neck 74 (16) Monroe 66 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 4 Boys First Round Rob Hill scored five of his 17 points in overtime as the Cougars survived a scare from the #16 seed. Monroe’s Luke Patel tracked down a rebound and drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to force overtime, but the Cougars would take over in the extra four minutes. Ben Bosland led Colts Neck with 21 points and helped bring the Cougars back from a five-point halftime deficit. Colts Neck will face #9 seed Middletown South in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights of an exciting game in the opening round: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic for making our Monroe Falcons coverage possible. Hit Training sponsors Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Colts Neck High. (2) Ranney 84 (15) Wardlaw-Hartridge 31 – Non-Public “B South Boys First Round The Panthers raced out to a 19-0 lead to start the game on the way to an easy win to start the state playoffs. Bryan Antoine led the way with 18 and Chris Autino added 16. Watch the highlights from Tinton Falls: (11) Ridge 74 (6) North Hunterdon 63 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round Upset alert! The Ridge Red Devils take down the 6th seed tonight in the North 2 Group 4 Tournament. The Red Devils took the lead in the first quarter and held on till the end. Jeremy McCavera has himself a day for the Red Devils scoring 29 points. Check out his outstanding effort and more from this exciting game now: (7) Phillipsburg 74 (10) Dickinson 66 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round At halftime, Phillipsburg lead the Rams 27-17, but in the second half, Dickinson came back swinging. but the Stateliners got 28 points down low from Chris Mann and Richie Managault dropped six three-pointers. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club, you will see the best of P-Burg athletics right here on jerseysportszone.com all season long! (9) Barnegat (8) Middle Township 45 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round The Bengals rallied from 6 points down at the end of three quarters to advance in the South Jersey Group 2 bracket where top seed Cinnaminson awaits. Mike Revello had 18 to lead the Barnegat with fellow seniors Carson Francisco scoring 15 and Alex Grogan adding 13. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cape May: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Barnegat basketball is made possible by BSR Physical Therapy (6) Middletown South 58 (11) Edison 46 – Central Jersey Group 4 Girls First Round The Eagles overcame a 29-22 halftime deficit with a huge second half to advance in Central Jersey Group 4. Isla Brennan led Middletown South with 19 points and will face Colts Neck in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights from Middletown South’s 12th win of the year: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Edison is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Edison High all year long
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Hudson Catholic – 95 Marist – 43 Hudson County Tournament Quarterfinals Luther Muhammad poured in a season high 32 points while grabbing 8 boards, and Villanova bound point guard Jahvon Quinerly dished out 11 assists to go along with 15 points as Hudson Catholic came away with a 95-43 win over Marist in the Hudson County Tournament QuarterFinals. The No. 1 seeded Hawks advance to play Lincoln in the Semi-Finals on Tuesday Night. Watch Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Marist below! Notre Dame 91 Steinert 70 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals Saturday’s game between fourth seed Notre Dame and fifth seed Steinert was the match up most knew was inedible at some point in the Mercer County Tournament. These two were some of the Colonial Valley Conference’s best in the 2017-2018 season. The Fighting Irish took a 22-16 lead at the end of the first then Notre Dame began piling on the points from beyond the arc thanks to Kayla Burnett who had 17 to take a 48-33 lead at half time. ND would continue it’s stunning performance in the second half to eventually walk away with a 91-70 win to send them to the Semifinal round to face number one seed Trenton Catholic on 2/20. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Trenton 66 Hopewell Valley 40 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals It was the second meeting for third seed Trenton and sixth seed Hopewell Valley in a little over a week and the Tornadoes were able to put on another spectacular performance against HVC, this time in the Mercer County Tournament quarterfinals. Trenton got ahead early to go into halftime leading 33-12. In the second half Reggie James would take over to rack up 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 66-40 win against the Bulldogs. The next task for the Tornadoes will be taking on the number one seed Trenton Catholic in the MCT semifinals on 2/20 at the Cure Auto Insurance Arena. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Trenton coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 79 Voorhees 65 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals North Hunterdon trailed their district rivals, the Voorhees Vikings, early in this game; however, that seems to be a trend with these Lions. They made a comeback last week against the Vikings and did it once again during the HWS Semis. Paul Woolhouse came up big for the Lions with 22 points and a complete domination under the basket. Check out full highlights now: Pope John 58 Central 53 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals Pope John previously knocked out the No. 1 seed of the HWS tournament, Phillipsburg, and was faced with another challenge during the semifinals when they met the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. However, Aaron Clark for the Lions shined, scoring 29 points, while Eddie Davis contributed 22. The two guards provided enough momentum to pull off the upset late in the fourth quarter. Full highlights now available: High Point 40 Sparta 35 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals No. 1 seed, High Point, gets a scare in the second quarter of this one thanks to an offensive push by Sparta’s Erin Walsh. However, the Spartans could not hold on to that short-lived lead and the No. 1 seed would remain onto with a 40-35 victory over Sparta. Trisha Peterson contributed 14 for the Wildcats. Check out her highlights and more now: Delaware Valley 28 Warren Hills 27 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals In an unbelievable turn of events, the Del Val Lady Terriers find a way to shock the Warren Hills Blue Streaks in the final 11 seconds of this HWS semifinal game. Amanda Kix not only led the team in scoring, but she made the last second shot that sealed the deal for the Terriers. Check out those highlights now: Red Bank Catholic 68 Colts Neck 33 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Quarterfinals Amanda Hart had a career-high 20 points to lead four Caseys in double digits as the #3 seed was dominant against the #11 seed. Hart had four three-pointers as the Caseys had a total of 10 triples. Rose Caverly scored 13, Katie Rice added 11 and Hayley Moore scored 10 as the Caseys improve to 20-4 and secured a spot in the SCT semifinals. Watch the highlights here: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our Colts Neck coverage all year long Manasquan 66 Toms River North 38 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Dara Mabrey had 21 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds as the Warriors were able to blow open an 8 point halftime lead to a comfortable win. Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney had 14 points each for Manasquan who will face #3 RBC in the Shore Conference Semifinals. Watch the highlights of Manasquan’s 22nd win of the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
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Linden – 70 Patrick School – 57 The Tigers have found their stride.. Linden successfully defended their home court Monday night with a 70-57 win over a red hot Patrick School team that just defeated USA No. 9 St. Benedict’s Prep on Saturday. Linden Point Guard Tavon Jones scored 35 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a remarkable performance by the senior. For Jones, it was his 7th time this season going over the 30 point mark. Watch Highlights of the Tigers and Celtics below! Camden 66 Eastern 60 – Boys The Panthers rally from a 4th quarter deficit with a 12-2 run to score a big road win at Eastern. Ethan Tarte tied the game with a three-pointer and Nasir Hinson made a steal and layup to give The High a 62-60 lead. Corey Greer led the Panthers with 19 points. Matt Cotton had 17 for Eastern. Watch the highlights from an exciting fourth quarter: Barnegat 57 Middletown South 47 – Shore Conference Boys Tournament first round Carson Francisco scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half as the Bengals get their first ever win in the Shore Conference Tournament by beating the Eagles for the second time this season. Barnegat went 14 of 18 from the free throw line which proved to be the difference. The #16 seed will now travel to top seed Ranney this Thursday. Watch the highlights of the Bengals historic win: JSZ”s coverage of Barnegat Basketball is made possible by BSR Physical Therapy. Thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors in Middletown for making it possible to bring you Middletown South highlights all year long. Colts Neck 66 Southern Regional 47 – Shore Conference Boys 1st Round Danny Gaines had 23 points as the Cougars built an early lead and cruised to a convincing first round win at home over the Rams. The 6th seeded Cougars advance and will host #11 Point Pleasant Beach in round two. JSZ has highlights from the Cougars Den: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Colts Neck is made possible by Hit Training Toms River East 37 Trinity Hall 34 – Shore Conference Girls Tournament 1st Round Kamryn Lister scored 13 as Toms River East overcame a 9-2 first quarter deficit to pull out a home win . The #16 seed will face top seed Saint John Vianney in Round Two of the SCT. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition
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Long Branch 48 Colts Neck 17 The Green Wave fell behind 4-0 early before building a big lead thanks to four pinfalls to advance to the Central Jersey Group 4 Finals. Long Branch advances to the Central Jersey Group 4 Finals where they will host Brick Memorial on Friday night. JSZ has highlights of wins for Ryan Carey, Isaac Shohet, La’Qym Morris and Kevin Cerruti for the Green Wave. Colts Neck’s Joey King picked up a win in the final match of the night. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is made possible by Rosario Realty. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our coverage of the Colts Neck Cougars