Vote Now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
This past spring sports season was the perfect way to close out a busy and exciting 2021-2022 scholastic year for high school sports in the Garden State. Now, it’s time to find out who had the best plays of the spring. Our cameras captured hundreds of games from baseball, softball and lacrosse fields all around the state. With that, comes a countless number of noteworthy plays. So, we need your help! This week, we’ll be asking our audience to vote on four separate categories for JSZ’s 2022 Spring Sports Plays of the Year: boys’ lacrosse goal, girls’ lacrosse goal, web gem and clutch play. Check back each day throughout the week to watch the corresponding video and vote in that respective poll. Boys’ Lacrosse Goal of the Year *Poll closes Thursday at 1:00 pm* Girls’ Lacrosse Goal of the Year *Poll Closes Friday at 1pm* Web Gem of the Year *Poll Closes Saturday at 1pm* Clutch Play of the Year
Watch Saturday 6.18 JSZ State Final Baseball Highlights
The 2022 baseball season comes to a thrilling close with four public state finals at Veterans Park in Mercer County. JSZ has all of the highlights and reaction! Middletown North 5 Cranford 4 (8 innings) | Group 3 State Final The Lions captured the first state title in program history with a thrilling win over the Cougars. Midd North scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice and an error to walk it off. Andrew Lombardi sparked the Lions (21-10) offense, going 2-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Seton Hall commit Colin Dowlen earned the win on the mound, going seven and a third innings. Shane Van Dam hit a home run for Cranford (25-5) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story: JSZ’s coverage of Middletown North is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center. JSZ’s coverage of Cranford is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Howell 9 Hunterdon Central 8 | Group 4 State Final With two of their top pitchers unavailable on the injury list, the Rebels were still able to out-slug and out-duel the Red Devils en route to their first state championship. Howell (25-6) batted against Hunterdon Central (25-5) and came out on top of a seesaw battle for the Group 4 title. Howell got to Hunterdon Central ace Kyle McCoy right after Thomas Strauch clobbered a two-run home run as part of a four-run first inning. Russell Halvorsen put the Rebels in front for good in the fifth inning with a two-run single. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Howell is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center southern campus in Lakewood. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hunterdon Central is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Woodstown 6 New Providence 2 | Group 1 State Final The Wolverines complete a historic journey by defeating the Pioneers to bring home its first state title since 1991. Jack Knorr led the way offensively for Woodstown (19-9), going 2-4 with a two-RBI double. Rowan commit Chase Rieger scattered three hits over five innings and allowed one run to pick up the win on the mound. Dean Licari homered in the loss from New Providence (20-9). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Ramsey vs. Haddon Heights | Group 2 State Final Ramsey defeated Haddon Heights in a 5-2 comeback victory for the Group 2 Championship. After giving up a solo home run to Coastal Carolina commit Caden Bodine in the first, The Rams trailed 2-0 in the third. A throwing error would tie the game in the bottom of the third, Connor O’Hara would drive in two more runs on a double to give Ramsey the lead. Sophomore pitcher Will Kirk recorded a four hit, two-run complete game with 13 strike outs for Ramsey’s first ever Group 2 Title. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction:
Devil Dogs win ninth annual Basoline Bowl
Devil Dogs 21 Leathernecks 7 | Basoline Bowl A great night of football concluded with the Devil Dogs defeating the Leathernecks 21-7 at the 2022 Basilone Bowl from Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Touchdown scores from Owen Bill (Hunterdon Central) and Nasan Colson (Franklin) put the Devil Dogs up 14-0 at halftime. Hillsborough’s Tyler Michinard would also added a nine yard touchdown score in the fourth. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Watch Monday 6.13 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
State semifinal action all across the Garden State on Monday, as teams look to advance to Saturday’s state finals. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Middletown North 6 Delsea 1 | Group 3 State Semifinal Seton Hall commit Colin Dowlen threw a complete game to lead the Lions to their first state final appearance in nearly 40 years. Dowlen also knocked in three runs at the plate. Dylan Briggs and Zach Hampton also drove in a run each for Midd North (20-10), which won its 11th straight game. Frankie Master drove in the lone run of the game for the Crusaders (23-6), who saw a 15-game winning streak come to an end. Middletown North will face Cranford for the state crown on Saturday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Franklinville: JSZ’s Middletown North coverage is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center and RWJ Barnabas Health. Hunterdon Central 2 Livingston 1 | Group 4 State Semifinal Hunterdon Central advanced to their first Group 4 Final since 2018 following a 2-1 victory over Livingston. The Red Devils trailed 0-1 until the bottom of the sixth when Chase Fischer tied the game on an RBI double. Senior Brandon Padre drove in another run in the unseeing at bat to give Hunterdon Central a 2-1 lead and the eventual win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to RWJ Barnabas Health for sponsoring both our Hunterdon Central and Livingston coverage. Cranford 12 Ramapo 1 (5 Innings) | Group 3 State Semifinal Ryan Jaros hit his first homer of the season and went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s raising his batting average to .494 and Tony Silva added a three-run bomb as part of a 7-run 4th inning to give the Cougars their 25th win of the season and a date with Middletown North in the Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Cranford Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cranford is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway Woodstown 4 Point Pleasant Beach 0 | Group 1 State Semifinal Ben Foote and Brent Williams combined for a three-hit shutout as the Wolverines make their way to the state final. Ken Lowry led the way offensively with a two-RBI single in the win for Woodstown (18-9). Bryan Matuschat had two hits in the loss for Point Pleasant Beach (20-10). Woodstown will face New Providence for the Group 1 state title on Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Thursday 5.26 JSZ Championship Softball Highlights
Sectional titles were on the line all over the Garden State and JSZ brings you highlights from three great championship games! Nutley 10 West Morris 5 | North 2 Group 3 Final After some close calls over the past three seasons, the Raiders are finally sectional champions. Nutley (21-5) exploded for six runs in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run double from Nikki Cicchetti. West Morris (20-5) made things interesting in the fifth inning after a three-run bomb from Mava Collegian, but they had trouble generating offense after that. Nutley ace Fallyn Stoeckel pitched a complete game with 2 ER and 5 K’s to lock up the first sectional title for the Raiders since 2015. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Nutley: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nutley is brought to you by Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. Watchung Hills 2 Hunterdon Central 1 | North 2 Group 4 Final Watchung Hills claimed their first Sectional Title since 2016 with a 2-1 win over Hunterdon Central. The Warriors scored in the first inning on an RBI from Samantha Raymond and in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Emma Aridi, but the story of the afternoon was junior pitcher Juliana Raymond who finished with just two hits allowed, no earned runs and 12 strikeouts. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to RWJ Barnabas Health for sponsoring both our Watchung Hills and Hunterdon Central coverage. Haddon Heights 8 Cedar Creek 0 | South Group 2 Final The Garnets shut down the defending SJ Group 2 champions and bring home a sectional title over their own after an unforgettable performance from Sophia Bordi. The freshman racked up 15 strikeouts in a complete game shutout, and added three home runs and four RBIs from the plate. Lehigh commit Maddy Clark hit a two-run home run in the win for Haddon Heights (20-4). The Garnets will face either Bordentown or Metuchen in a Group 2 state semifinal next week. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Egg Harbor City: JSZ’s playoff softball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Wednesday 5.25 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
Public sectional semifinal action on the boys side and JSZ was all around the state, capturing highlights from five games! Check back throughout the night as the highlights are posted. Hunterdon Central 8 Westfield 7 (OT) | Group 4 North Semifinal The phrase “instant classic” gets tossed around regularly – but there’s no question that’s what this game was. Dylan Johnson hit a remarkable golden goal from his knees to send the Red Devils back to a sectional title game for the second straight year. Johnson led Hunterdon Central (18-0) with three goals on the day. Westfield (11-7) fought back numerous times in this game to get it to overtime. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from a legitimate Game of the Year nominee in Flemington: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hunterdon Central is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University hospital in Somerville. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Senator Jon Bramnick. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 10 Randolph 8 | Group 3 North Semifinal Scotch Plains-Fanwood defeated Randolph 10-8 to reach the program’s first Sectional Final. After SPF opened with a score, Randolph with three straight goals went ahead 3-1. However, the Raiders would retake the lead and entered halftime up 8-6. Scotch Plains-Fanwood would hold onto a two goal advantage for the duration of the game. Jake Monroy finished with four goals for SPF. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Rahway) for sponsoring our Scotch Plains-Fanwood coverage. Southern 12 Howell 4 | Group 4 South Semifinal The Rams raced out to a 4-0 lead after the first period and never looked back. NJIT commit Ryan Sininsky and Jake Washco paced top-seeded Southern (15-3) with three goals each in the win. Vinny Burns scored two goals for the fifth-seeded Rebels (14-7) in the loss. Southern will now face third-seeded Lenape for the sectional crown this weekend. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Manahawkin: JSZ’s playoff lacrosse coverage is made possible in part by OceanFirst Bank. Manasquan 7 Wall 6 | Group 2 South Semifinal Robert Pendergist’s goal with 1:10 remaining was the game-winner that allowed the Warriors to avenge a Shore Conference Tournament loss to Wall and earn a spot in the Group 2 South championship game against Rumson-Fair Haven. Pendergist had missed three games with a shoulder injury and entered the game in the second half. James Farinacci had three goals to lead the Warriors and Robert Parazzo, who also returned from injury, had the game-tying goal in the fourth quarter. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from an awesome All-Shore state playoff matchup: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Wall is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center Haddonfield 11 Shore Regional 6 | Group 1 South Semifinal Trailing 4-3 at halftime, the Bulldogs surged in the second half to avenge its loss to the Blue Devils a year ago and punch its ticket to the sectional finals. Delaware commit Finn Morgan tallied three goals and three assists as Haddonfield outscored Shore 8-2 in the second half. Blaise Coley, Ryan Ward, Marcus DeVita, and Asher Conrey each scored a pair of goals in the win for Haddonfield (13-3). Sam Madalone scored two goals in the loss for Shore Regional (12-4). Haddonfield will face top-seed Caldwell in the Group 1 South final on Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Shore Regional is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center.
Vote Now For Final JSZ Spring Game Balls of the Season!
For the last time this season, It’s time to recognize the best baseball and softball performances from around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health
Hunterdon Central Dominates to Repeat as HWS Champions
Hunterdon Central 12 Pope John | HWS Final No. 10 Hunterdon Central cruised to a 12-3 victory over third seed Pope John to capture a second consecutive Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament Title. The top seeded Red Devils began with a four run first inning and added three more in the third for an early commanding 7-0 lead. Central scored four more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Logan Mason, Chase Moskowitz and Christian Petino all had two RBI’s. MVP honors went to senior catcher Brandon Padre who went 3-4 with an RBI. Pitcher James Scott got the win as he went four innings and despite giving up a three run home run in the third, allowed just 3 hits and finished with 7 strike outs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to RWJ Barbara’s Health Group for sponsoring our Hunterdon Central coverage.
Hunterdon Central Dominates Pope John in HWS Title Rematch
After losing last year’s Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex championship game to Pope John, Hunterdon Central had revenge on their minds. It didn’t take the Red Devils long to impose their will in the 2022 rendition of this title game. Junior FOGO Sean Creter, a Maryland commit, led the way for Hunterdon Central (13-0) with a hat trick in a 10-3 win over the Lions. Brendan Lehrer had a four point game and Dylan Johnson also chipped in a pair of goals to upend Pope John. The Lions (8-7) only trailed 3-2 after an eventful first quarter. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from a rainy day in Flemington: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hunterdon Central is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville.
Vote Now For The Second Round of JSZ Spring Game Balls
It’s time to once again recognize the best baseball and softball performances from around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch Monday 4.4 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We take you to Mercer County and Somerset County for two big in-conference games. Enjoy the highlights! Allentown 5 Ewing 4 | 8 Innings Allentown defeated Ewing 5-4 in eight innings after trailing 4-0 through the first two innings. The Redbirds with a three run inning in the fifth tied the game at 4-4 late. Ewing had a chance to go ahead in the top of the seventh with a runner at third with only one out, but Allentown turned a clutch double play to get out of the jam. Mike Doran’s single and stolen base in the bottom of the eighth would set up the eventual game winning RBI from Antonio Dominici. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Ewing coverage. Hunterdon Central 7 Ridge 6 Hunterdon Central (1-0) had to stave off a late and spirited comeback attempt from Ridge to lock up their first win of the season. Maryland commit Kyle McCoy was stellar on the mound for HC, throwing four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in front of a dozen MLB scouts. Ridge (1-1) cut it to a one-run game twice, but Hunterdon Central was able to bend and not break. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Basking Ridge: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hunterdon Central is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health!
Vote now for the final JSZ Game Balls of the year!
Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) IMPORTANT- PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER CACHING, YOU MAY VOTE MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN NOT SEE THE TOTAL VOTES CHANGE FOR THE PERSON YOU ARE VOTING FOR. THIS IS A CACHING ISSUE WITH YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER. IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING UNDERHANDED. BE ASSURED THAT YOUR VOTES ARE BEING TABULATED BY OUR POLLING PLATFORM, AND WILL SHOW IN THE FINAL TOTALS. OUR VOTING/POLLING PLATFORM RECOGNIZES BOTS , AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT OUT ANY IP ADDRESS WHERE A BOT IS DISCOVERED, SO NO ONE CAN ‘GAME THE SYSTEM’. WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT THE RESULTS ARE FAIR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch Tuesday 2.1 JSZ All-Access Basketball Highlights
We have a trio of great games for our subscribers on a busy Tuesday night for NJ hoops. Grab an All-Access Pass to watch all of the action! Gill St. Bernard’s 94 Hunterdon Central 54 | Boys Sophomore Naas Cunningham had 24 points highlighted by four first-quarter dunks to lead five Knights in double digits […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Hunterdon Central rallies in 3rd to earn 3-3 tie at Middletown South
We’ve got a Skylands/Shore Conference showdown for JSZ All-Access members. Watch the highlights of Hunterdon Central rallying from two goals down to earn a tie against the #12 team in the latest state polls! Middletown South 3 Hunterdon Central 3 Colin Watson’s second goal of the game with 2:05 left in the third period on […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Lions Win Six in a Row to Continue Red Hot Play on the Ice
Middletown North continues to be one of the great stories of the early hockey season. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch highlights of the Lions home win against Hunterdon Central Middletown North 3 Hunterdon Central 1 Colin Delanzo had a goal and two assists and Andrew Gross had a two-point night to give the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote for JSZ’s Soccer Plays of the 2021 Season!
The 2021 high school soccer season in New Jersey has come to a close and our team of MMJ’s are putting a bowtie on an exciting year with one final batch of polls. Vote for four different categories for our Plays of the Year with video exclusively captured by JSZ cameras. The voting will stay open until Friday, Nov. 26 at noon. Watch each reel and then vote as early and often as you’d like! Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Girls Soccer Goal of the Year New addition – state champ Holmdel has a nominee thanks to Juliana Kolbasovsky! @JSZ_Sports this one should of been a nomination for goal of the year— HHS Girls Soccer (@HHSGirlsSoc20) November 23, 2021 Golden Goal of the Year Save of the Year
Martinez’s two goals advances Westfield Girls Soccer to N2G4 Final
The end of playoff soccer is rapidly approaching and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with action from across the Garden State thanks to our great sponsors. Westfield 3 Hunterdon Central | North 2, Group 4 Semifinal (2) Westfield (18-0-1) defeated (3) Hunterdon Central (17-2-1) 3-1 to advance to the North 2, Group 4 Final. Rutgers commit Alyssa Martinez with a pair of goals in the first half gave Westfield a 2-0 lead at the break. Hunterdon Central countered with a score from Florida commit Reagan Schubach to open the second, but a goal tacked on from Chiara Cosenza made it 3-1 late. The Blue Devils in search of their first Sectional Championship since 2017 will take on (4) Bridgewater-Raritan (14-4-2) in the Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Watch JSZ Wednesday 10.13 Soccer Highlights
We’ve got the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week pitting Hunterdon Central and Gill St. Benard’s boys along with Shore Conference action between Point Pleasant Boro and Ocean Township. Two great games thanks to OceanFirst Bank Hunterdon Central 3 Gill St. Bernard’s 0 | Boys The Red Devils continue their red hot play! Hunterdon Central (11-1) captured its ninth-consecutive win and their eighth total shutout of the year in a revenge win against perennial Skyland Conference power Gill St. Bernard’s (8-5). Colin Adams opened the scoring in the first half and his score was followed up by two more from Evan Vaszuez and Ryan Nourbaskhsh. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with Ocean First Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to Ocean First Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns! Ocean Township 4 Point Pleasant Boro 1 | Boys Eugene Archeley scored a pair of goals to lead Ocean Township (9-4-1) to a regular-season finale win over the Panthers. Stephen Aliaj and Rodley Petit also scored for the Spartans who jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Point Boro scored late in the match. Ocean earned the #13 seed in the upcoming Shore Conference Tournament while Point Boro is in the #19 slot. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Ocean: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Boro is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank
Watch Wednesday 10.6 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Cinnaminson 1 Delran 0 | Boys The Pirates picked up a signature win, beating a bitter rival and staying undefeated in the process. Ryan Adams’ goal in the 50th minute proved to be the difference. Christian Palmer assisted on the goal, while Cinnaminson keeper Sean Kennedy made several crucial saves down the stretch to earn a clean sheet for the Pirates (10-0). It was the first loss of the season for the Bears (9-1-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from this BCSL showdown: Cinnaminson highlights are made possible by NJM Insurance. Hunterdon Central 4 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 | Boys The Red Devils put in work Wednesday night. Hunterdon Central (9-1) picked up its seventh-consecutive win and also topped division rival Bridgewater-Raritan (5-4-1) in Skyland Conference Delaware division action. Nicholas Riga, Ryan Nourbakhsh and Adam Cook each tallied goals in the first half before senior captain Alejandro Pintado closed the scoring with a PK goal in the 66th minute. Darren Szanto had four saves for the clean sheet in the victory. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Watch Tuesday 9.14 JSZ Soccer Highlights
There was plenty of action on the pitch on Tuesday, and JSZ had the cameras rolling! Pingry 3 Hunterdon Central 2 (2OT) | Boys Anthony Bugliari scored a golden goal in double overtime for the second straight game to give the #1 ranked team in New Jersey another dramatic win. Evan Vasquez scored both goals […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
Lacrosse returned in a big way in 2021, as sectional and state champions were crowned. The NJSIAA also held the annual Tournament of Champions event, capping off an exciting season in boys lacrosse. Our JSZ Summer Recap Series continues with the Top 10 boys lacrosse games of the year! No. 10: Rumson-Fair Haven Edges Wall for Sectional Title Luke Devlin scored four goals to lead RFH to a hard-fought South Jersey Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 9: Ocean City Captures 1st Sectional Title in Program History The Red Raiders got four goals from Jake Schneider and knocked off Shawnee to make history in OC. JSZ’s James Mooney had the highlights: No. 8: Seton Hall Earns Signature Early Season Win Over Delbarton Just a few weeks into the season, the Pirates secured some major statewide bragging rights with a huge win over the Green Wave. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand: No. 7: Mountain Lakes Continues Dominance in Group 1 Mountain Lakes grinded out a victory over Manasquan to bring home its third consecutive state championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the highlights: No. 6: Hunterdon Central Wins 1st State Title Since 2008 It was a game that was delayed by a day and caused many Red Devils players to miss their prom, but Hunterdon Central dominated Southern to win its first championship in more than a decade. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 5: Westfield Outlasts Pingry in Double OT to Win Bristol Cup Mack Prybylski ripped a shot into the back of the net in double overtime. to set off a celebration for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand: No. 4: Summit Makes it a Three-Peat in Group 2 The Hilltoppers continued a memorable campaign by beating RFH for their third straight state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 3: Ironmen Come Back to Beat Delbarton for Non-Public A State Crown Max Thomas scored four goals to help Don Bosco knock off the Green Wave for the state title. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call. No. 2: Chatham Wins State Title in Dramatic Fashion Chatham and Ocean City were tied up with less than a minute to go in the Group 3 state final, when J.P. Lagunowich scored to lift the Cougars to victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the highlights: No. 1: Bosco Wins Battle of Unbeatens to Claim 1st T.O.C. Title The Ironmen finished the best season in program history by beating previously unbeaten Summit in the Tournament of Champions final to complete an undefeated year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand:
Top 10 Girls Soccer Games of the 2020 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. JSZ’s Summer Recap Series of the 2020-2021 scholastic season continues with our top girls soccer games of the year. “Unofficial” champions were crowned, crossover games between unfamiliar opponents happened and wild finishes were a thing of the norm. Here are our picks for the Top 10 girls soccer games of the 2020 season! No. 10: Brigitte Bussiere’s Incredible Late Goal Stuns Old Bridge Unranked Monroe defeated Old Bridge 3-2 thanks to a must-see goal from Senior Brigitte Bussiere. Bussiere finished with two goals on Nov. 3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: No. 9: Rutgers Commits Emily Mason and Kylie Daigle Face Off Two of the Garden State’s elite girls soccer prospects met on Oct. 29 as undefeated Hunterdon Central, featuring NJ’s Gatorade Player of the Year Emily Mason travelled to Pennington to take on the Red Raiders and Kylie Daigle. The duo are both bound for Rutgers in the Fall, but gave us a match up to remember. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 8: Morgan Cupo’s 2 Goals Lead RBC to Non-Public Central/East Title Red Bank Catholic capped off a 10-4 season with a Non-Public Central/East Title following a 4-1 victory over St. John Vianney. Morgan Cupo scored twice in Championship game on Nov. 22, JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: No. 7: Vanessa Sarf’s Triple OT Golden Goal Takes Down Middletown South Unranked Manalapan handed Middletown South their first loss of the season on Oct. 13 with a 4-3 victory following a golden goal from Vanessa Sarf in triple overtime. Jay Cook has the story from Middletown: No. 6: 2 OT Golden Goal Keeps Washington Twp’s Playoff Hopes Alive Mike Frenkel was there when Jessica Castorina’s golden goal led Washington Township to a 3-2 victory over Clearview in double overtime. The win kept Township’s playoffs hopes alive. Watch the recap: No. 5: Katie Aglione wins Central East B Girls Title for RFH in 2 OT JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there when Rumson-Fair Haven stopped Wall’s undefeated season with a 3-2 victory in double overtime for the Central East B Title. Katie Aglione netted the game winning score on Nov. 22. Watch the highlights: No. 4: Sophie Berman’s 5 Goals Leads Robbinsville To Title Robbinsville capped off a 19-1 season with an impressive 6-1 victory over Del Val for the Central West A Final. Even more impressive was the five goal performance from Sophie Berman. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: No. 3: IHA Wins Northeast Non-Public Final in PK’s A nail-biter to say the least; Immaculate Heart Academy and Montclair Kimberley needed more than extra time to crown a champion. Goalie Lauren Mockler finished with 10 saves as the Blue Eagles won the Northeast Non-Public Title in Penalty Kicks (4-3). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: No. 2: Ocean City Finishes Perfect/Faith Slimmer Breaks OC Scoring Record Ocean City capped off the most unusual girls soccer season the state has ever witnessed with a record of 11-0-1 and the South East B Title. The Red Raiders defeated Absegami 9-1 as Faith Slimmer found net four times to break the OC scoring record with 100 career goals. Mike Frenkel was there on Nov. 22 for all the action: No. 1: Eastern Completes Undefeated Season The state’s top ranked team finished 2020 perfect and South West D Champions following a 3-0 shut out vs. Washington Township. Army commit Cami Silvestro scored late to lead the Vikings to a 15-0 record. JSZ’s James Mooney was on the call:
Watch Thursday 6.10 JSZ State Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone takes you to Shore Regional for the Group 3 and 4 boys state championships along with coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven’s girls sectional title against Allentown. Get your JSZ All-Access Pass to watch it all Chatham 5 Ocean City 4 | Group 3 Boys State Championship Freshman JP Lagunowich’s second goal of the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 6.5 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
We’ve got two sectional semifinals as the lacrosse season reaches the final four after this weekend. Watch big wins for Hunterdon Central and Westfield with your JSZ All-Access pass! Hunterdon Central 13 Westfield 11 | North, Group 4 Semifinals | Boys (4) Hunterdon Central (13-4) defeated (1) Westfield (11-5) to advance to the North Jersey, […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Final Week of 2021 Spring Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the sixth week of the spring season. Our Week 6 baseball and softball polls, our final of the season, are now open. Get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3 p.m.! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch Saturday 5.29 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Wet weather blanketed most of the Garden State on Saturday, but some conferences still got in some tournament action. JSZ brings you highlights from both the H/W/S and Morris County tournament finals as well as both semifinal games from the Bergen County Tournament. Enjoy all the action now with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Delbarton 1 […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ’s Week 5 Baseball + Softball Polls Are Up!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fifth week of the spring season. Our Week 5 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are made possible by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com.
Watch Thursday 5.6 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A busy week on the diamond continues with three more top tier games. Enjoy the highlights with your JSZ All-Access Pass CBA 3 Freehold Township 2 (14 innings) Michael Natali hit a double down the right field line to score Jack Greenspan in the bottom of the 14th to give CBA a marathon win and […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week Two Softball and Baseball Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the second week of the spring season. Our Week 2 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Regional Championship Wrestling Previews
The seeds for the NJSIAA Regional Wrestling Championships are now set. JSZ has a comprehensive video breakdown of the top wrestlers in each weight class in all four brackets! So get ready for this weekend’s action by getting to know the Garden State’s top scrappers! North 1 Regional (Region 1 & Region 2) North 2 Regional (Region 3 & Region 4) Central Regional (Region 5 & Region 6) South Regional (Region 7 & Region 8)
Ridge wraps up 2021 hockey season with Skyland Cup
The 2021 New Jersey high school hockey comes to a close with the final Cup title game. JSZ has the highlights of Ridge’s win over Hunterdon Central for the Skyland Cup. Get your All-Access pass to watch the final game of the year! Ridge 3 Hunterdon Central 1 | Skyland Cup Final Matt Balzarotti had […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 3.2 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The final week of the season features conference tournament action, plus big showdowns around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Paul VI 81 Don Bosco 69 | Boys NJIT commit Wisler Sanon hit his first eight three-point attempts, en route to a game-high 30 points as the Eagles soared past the Ironmen. Jalen Boyd-Savage and Jaden […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Final Week of JSZ Game Balls! Get Those Votes in Now!
The 2021 high school basketball season still has one week remaining but this is JSZ’s final weekly game ball poll of the basketball season. Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is presented to you by NJM Insurance. Central Jersey Game Polls JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.16 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
The opening weekend of the 2021 season continues as more teams touch the ice for their first time. Stay tuned for highlights from Bridgewater Sports Arena, Codey Arena, and Mennen Arena! Verona/Glen Rock 5 West Essex 2 Dominick Pandiscia delivered a hat trick and Rowan Brennan added three assists to give VGR a season opening […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
NJ Soccer Star Emily Mason on a Mission
It’ll be hard to imagine New Jersey high school girls soccer without Emily Mason. The 2019-2020 Gatorade National Player of the Year closed out her career at Hunterdon Central just over a month ago, and now that this chapter of her career has concluded, Mason has her sights set on being in the upper echelon of women’s soccer going forward. Mason headlines Rutgers’ incoming Class of 2021 signees and has also made a name as one of the youngest players on the Under-20 U.S. Women’s National soccer team. Mason’s name could be familiar to soccer fans around the country if she keeps working to her goal leading up to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story:
Watch Wednesday 11.18 Girls Soccer Playoff Highlights
It’s the sectional girls quarterfinals in New Jersey high school soccer. JSZ brings you highlights from three games around the state as we head towards championship weekend! Hunterdon Central 4 Hillsborough 1 | Central West C Quarterfinal Hunterdon Central sophomore Reagan Schubach tallied a hat trick in her third consecutive game to power the No. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 10.21 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another great evening of boys and girls soccer coverage as our cameras continue to capture the best highlights from the Garden State. Notre Dame 2 Hopewell Valley 1 OT | Boys In one of the craziest endings our cameras have captured, Notre Dame defeated Hopewell Valley 2-1 to remain undefeated […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 10.19 JSZ Soccer Highlights
We dip our toes into the soccer well to start the week as two of the winningest programs in the state keep it going. Stay tuned for all the highlights! Pennington 2 Hunterdon Central 0 | Girls Reigning NJSIAA Prep A Champions, Pennington defeated Hunterdon Central 2-0 to hand the Red Devils their first loss […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 7.14 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
Baseball is BACK! It’s the opening day of the 222-team Last Dance Baseball Tournament presented by RWJ Barnabas. JSZ has highlights all day and night from every part of the state! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Berkeley Heights Regional Governor Livingston 8 Oratory 5 The Mountainside White Sox (Governor Livingston) asserted their dominance as one of the teams to watch in the Last Dance tournament with an 8-5 victory over Oratory. Pitcher Sam Bass throwing three innings of relief finished the night with eight strike outs. They face Summit on 7/14 next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Brick Regional Brick Memorial 5 Jackson Liberty 4 (12 innings) With 111 games across New Jersey in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament, Brick Memorial closed out the first day with a 5-4 marathon win over Jackson Liberty just before 11:00 p.m. JSZ captured the final out from Kyle Cline to give the Mustangs a matchup with Jackson Memorial on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to the region championship on Thursday: Pitman Regional Team SISU (Eastern) 7 Glassboro 6 This clash of 2019 state finalists lived up to the hype. Drew Tongue hit a grand slam for Glassboro with two outs in the top of the 7th inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead. Teddy Moos answered with a walk-off grand slam for Eastern in the bottom of the 7th to set off a celebration for the Vikings. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Glassboro Little League: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Belmar Regional Howell (Blue+Grey) 2 Monmouth Regional 0 Max Friedeman and Nick Gomes combine on a 1-hit shutout and catcher Chris Acampora delivers the only runs of the game with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 4th to give the Rebels a matchup with top seed St. John Vianney on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the regional final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a great pitcher’s duel at Saint Rose: Tri-County Regional Allentown 9 Monroe 2 Jack Nitti was dominant on the hill with five no-hit innings and the Redbirds used a five run first inning to cruise into the pool final against Manalapan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Lakewood BlueClaws First Energy Park: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Allentown and Monroe! Morris Township Regional Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 10 Morris Catholic (Morris County Queensmen) 0 (5 innings) The reigning Non-Public A state champions opened the Last Dance in style with a mercy-rule, 10-0 win over Morris Catholic. Juniors Ryan Reynolds and Kyle Venezia combined for the shutout on the mound while senior first baseman Kyle Vinci paced the offensive with explosions off the bat. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from Fleury Field: Wall Regional Middletown South 12 JS Monsters (Shore) 0 (5 innings) Mike Keenan gave up a leadoff single and then shut down Shore for 4 1/3 innings striking out seven and freshman Matt Pontari blasted a three-run homer to left to close out the scoring in a dominant performance from the top seed in the Wall Regional. The Eagles can reach the region final with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from North Wall Little League: Bellmawr Regional Medford Renegades (Shawnee) 13 Pine Hill (Overbrook) 3 (6 innings) Shawnee plated four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, taking care of Overbrook in Bellmawr. The Renegades will square off against rival Cherokee on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Regional GT Highlanders (Highland Regional) 3 MO Town (Moorestown) 0 Kyle White did not miss a beat on the mound as he went the distance for a complete game shutout and six strikeouts against MO Town. Matt Schaffer’s two-run homer in the third to break a scoreless tie gave Highland the lead for good. Highland now has an opportunity to reach the region finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Highland Regional is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Washington Township Regional Washington Twp. 12 Sterling 6 The Minutemen trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but exploded for ten runs in the inning to turn the tide on the Knights. Nick Hammer went 3-4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs, including two hits in the Minutemen’s big inning. Jimmy Hallman picked up the win in relief and added 3 RBIs of his own. Washington Township can move to the regional finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Edison Regional J.P. Hawks (J.P. Stevens) 12 Carteret Ramblers 3 J.P. Stevens got out to a hot start in the Last Dance Tournament, defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Carteret 12-3 thanks to an explosive four run inning Ito close out the opening round game. They will take on host team Edison on Wednesday at 11 a.m. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Whitehouse Station Regional Hunterdon County Devils (Hunterdon Central) 12 Phillipsburg 2 (5 innings) Nick Zarneki punched in five runs, including a three-run homer to force the mercy rule, to power the Devils to a first round last dance win over HWS rival Phillipsburg. Tristan Spalter struck out seven in three innings of work, as well. The Devils will face the Glenn Gardner Vikings (Voorhees) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. TD Bank Ballpark Region Hillsborough 5 RP Argonaut Baseball (Rutgers Prep) 2 A home run at the bottom of the first inning by Ryan Hvozdovic gave the Raiders the lead and they never looked back. Hillsborough defeated Rutgers Prep in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament and will take on the GSB Knights Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: GSB Knights 7 RiverDogs (Pingry) 4 An early lead for RiverDogs was the only bright spot of the day as the Knights battled one trailed for one half inning. Chris Boney had 9 strikeouts for the Knights in the win. The Knights move on to play Hillsborough Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
HC’s Mason named Gatorade National Player of the Year
Hunterdon Central junior Emily Mason was named the 2019-20 Gatorade National Player of the Year. Watch her JSZ highlight that was one of the big moments of the 2019 New Jersey high school girls soccer season! Hunterdon Central junior Emily Mason was selected as the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player for the 2019-20 season. The junior who is committed to Rutgers and is the only high school player on the US National Under 20 team led the Red Devils to a 21-1-1 record and a Group 4 state championship. Jersey Sports Zone was there for the biggest game of the season for HC when they upset #1 nationally ranked Eastern 1-0 on a goal by Mason. Here’s the press release from Gatorade with the formal announcement of Mason as the National Player of the Year In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Emily Mason of Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, N.J. is the 2019-20 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Mason won the prestigious award for her accomplishments on and off the field, joining an impressive group of former Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners who have gone on to have incredible success – they’ve combined for 17 gold medals and eight National Championships. Due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus pandemic, Gatorade coordinated a virtual surprise, including a video call by Sky Blue FC’s Mallory Pugh to break the exciting news to Mason. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Mason as the nation’s best high school girls soccer player. A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select Mason from nearly a million high school girls soccer players nationwide. Competition for the national award was fierce. Mason topped the list of 51 state winners in girls soccer who collectively boast an incredible list of accomplishments, including 21 First Team All-State selections, eight returning state Gatorade Players of the Year and 26 with a GPA of 4.0 and above Mason is now a finalist for the most prestigious award in high school sports, the Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year award, which is announced in July. “Emily Mason is relentless,” says United States U-20 Women’s National Team assistant coach Heather Dyche. “The game doesn’t faze her. She doesn’t go through any high highs or low lows. If you’re in a tie game, she’s saving balls off the line. If you’re up 3-0, she’s saving balls off the line. She was the youngest player on our team by far at the 2020 CONCACAF tournament and she really held her own. Emily has an incredibly bright future. She’s a great kid, too.” The 5-foot-9 junior defender and midfielder led the Red Devils to a 21-1-1 record and the Group 4 state championship this past season. Mason recorded nine goals and three assists, including the lone score in a 1-0 win over unbeaten Eastern Regional High in the state semifinals. She also anchored a defense that surrendered just nine goals in 23 games. A member of the U.S. Soccer Under-20 Women’s National Team, Mason was a starting fullback in February as the U.S. team qualified for the 2021 Under-20 Women’s World Cup. The 2019 NJ.com State Player of the Year, she is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2021 by TopDrawerSoccer.com. A participant in the Hunterdon Outreach Program supporting special needs children through athletics, Mason has volunteered locally on behalf of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, including mentoring in the church’s Children’s Liturgy of the Word initiative. “Emily Mason is the best player we played against all season,” said Kevin Ewing, head coach of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. “We faced them twice and each time she was a major reason we could not do much offensively. She is physically dominating on the field and has a good first touch and excellent field vision.” Mason has maintained a B average in the classroom. She has made a verbal commitment to play soccer on scholarship at Rutgers University beginning in the fall of 2021. “Even with many sport seasons canceled or cut short this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are continuing to honor incredible student-athletes like Emily Mason through our Gatorade Player of the Year program,” said Gatorade Senior Vice President and General Manager Brett O’Brien. “Mason rose to the top of our list of nearly a million student-athletes who play girls soccer due to her athletic performance, success in the classroom and devotion to her community.” Each year a selection committee evaluates the nation’s top talent in the District of Columbia and all 50 states, choosing national winners in 12 different sports: football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer, and boys and girls track and field. From the 12 national winners, one male and one female athlete are each named Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year. Since the program’s inception in 1985, Gatorade Player of the Year award recipients have won hundreds of professional and college championships, and many have also turned into pillars in their communities, becoming coaches, business owners and educators. Previous winners include a distinguished list of athletes, such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons. To learn more about the Gatorade Player of the Year program, check out past winners or to nominate student-athletes, visit www.Gatorade.com/POY, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatoradePOY or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Gatorade.
Hunterdon Central’s Jack Aimone – Rutgers LAX commit
Hunterdon Central’s Jack Aimone was a key component in Red Devil’s success in 2019. Aimone had 48 goals and 34 assists, including a five goal performance against Westfield to help lead HC to a North Group 4 Championship. The 2020 graduate will continue his lacrosse career locally as he plans to suit up for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights next year. Watch his Junior year highlight reel below:
Watch NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship Finals
Welcome back to A.C., New Jersey wrestling fans! Jersey Sports Zone’s team of MMJ’s has wall-to-wall coverage of every single girls state final as New Jersey will crown champions for only the second year. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! 100 Pound Final: Sydney Petzinger (Parsippany) p. Ava Rose (Princeton), 5:00. Sydney Petzinger’s reign atop the 100-pound division continues as she pins Ava Rose in the third period to clinch her second-straight state championship and remain undefeated in her career in girls competition. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: Coverage of Princeton is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. 107 Pound Final: Johnae Drumright (Trenton) d. Chloe Ayres (Princeton), 4-3 Princeton’s Chloe Ayres wins her second State Title as she downs Johnae Drumright of Trenton Central 4-3. Ayres secured a takedown in the third period to take the lead. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Coverage of Princeton is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates 114 Pound Final: Kira Pipkins (Bloomfield) d. Katrina Kling (Warren Hills), 6-4 (SV OT) Kira Pipkins might be listed as a freshman, but the Bloomfield 114-pounder certainly looked like she had plenty of experience on the mat. Pipkins beat the regulation buzzer with an escape to force OT and then hit the title-winning shot in the first SV period. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 121 Pound Final: Noran Elmahroukey (New Providence) p. Kalli Roskos (Delran) 1:32 128 Pound Final: Stephanie Andrade (Hunterdon Central) p. Avery Meyers (Jackson Memorial) 1:04 Stephanie Andrade came into the State Tournament with high expectations and she did not disappoint. Andrade captured her second State Title with a first period pin in the finals over Avery Myers of Jackson Memorial. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center. 135 Pound Final: Gabby Miller (Monroe) d. Emma Matera (Delran) 5-4 Emma Matera took a one-point lead into the third period, and then rode out the defending state champion Gabby Miller to win her first state crown. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the higlights: 143 Pound Final: Jordan Katz (Jackson Memorial) d. Alexis Rosano (Overbrook) 9-4 Freshman Alexis Rosano made a statement winning the 143-pound State Championship. Rosano beat Senior Jordan Katz. Her first trip to Atlantic City was successful to say the least! JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: 151 Pound Final: Jess Johnson (Manalapan) d. Precious Opara (West Orange), 9-2 After winning the state title at 136-pounds a year ago, Jess Johnson conquers a new weight class as she defeats Precious Opara to win the state championship at 151-pounds. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: 161 Pound Final: Jewel Gonzalez (Phillipsburg) p. Amanda Pace (North Bergen), 4:28 180 Pound Final: Kerly Borbor (New Brunswick) d. Amirah Giorgianni (Mainland) 9-5 (UTB) After falling short of a state title a year ago, Kerly Borbor buckled down to score a thrilling overtime victory. Borbor became the first wrestler in New Brunswick history to win a state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 215 Pound Final: Sandra Guerrero (West Orange) d. Joelle Klein (Lower Cape May), 7-0 Undefeated senior Sandra Guerrero had won all of her matches by fall leading up to the state final. It took the full six minutes against Joelle Klein, but that just makes a state title even sweeter for Guererro. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Watch Wednesday 3.4 JSZ State Semifinal Ice Hockey Highlights
Before we head to the Prudential Center on Monday, March 9 for state finals, JSZ has you covered with semifinal action from each ice hockey playoff bracket. Wednesday’s action includes all of Public A & B along with one of the two Non-Public games. Enjoy! CBA 2 Gloucester Catholic 0 | Non-Public Derek Contessa’s goal with :18 seconds left in the second period was all that John Donohoe needed to get CBA back to the state finals for the first time since 2016. Donohoe delivered 18 saves for his fifth shutout in the last seven games. Evan Brown added a power-play goal in the third period to give the Colts their 19th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and post-game reaction from Mennen Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance Montclair 3 Hunterdon Central 2 (OT) | Public A Kellum Foster-Palmer scored 7:20 into overtime to send the Mounties to the state championship for the first time since 1998. Montclair got goals from Brett Janifer and Mark Rechan early in the first period to race out to a 2-0 lead. Hunterdon Central rallied in the third period with goals from Peyton Miller and Darin Michaels to draw even. Foster-Palmer’s game-winner came on the power play. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a thriller in Morristown: Morris Knolls 8 Jackson Liberty 1 | Public A Defending Champions Morris Knolls (1) defeated Jackson Liberty (5) 8-1 to return to the Public A State Final. Jason Kwestel finished with three goals and an assist while Freshman goalie Elliot Marken had 27 saves for the Golden Eagles. They will take on Montclair in the Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Randolph 5 Middletown South 0 | Public B Randolph, which has consistently been the best public school team in the state this entire season, punched its ticket to The Rock after a dominant shutout effort over Middletown South. Ben Yurchuk stole the show with a four point performance (2 G’s, 2 A’s) in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Ridge 5 Westfield 1 | Public B The reigning Public B state champions, Ridge, will get the opportunity to officially defend their state title Monday at the Prudential Center after rolling past Westfield in the semifinals. Ridge opened the game with three straight goals, two of those courtesy of Reese Judson. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena:
Watch Monday 3.2 JSZ Playoff Hockey Highlights
The state playoffs are well underway and Jersey Sports Zone has a truckload of quarterfinal action from across the Garden State. Stay tuned with JSZ throughout the next week as we inch closer to the state finals at the Prudential Center next Monday! Gloucester Catholic 4 Delbarton 3 | Non-Public Quarterfinal Gloucester Catholic (5) defeated Delbarton (4) 4-3 in an overtime thriller to reach the Non-Public Semifinals. After trailing 1-0 to begin the first period, Delbarton rallied back to lead 2-1 entering the second. With the game tied at 3-3, regulation wouldn’t be enough to crown a winner between these two and in overtime Zack Johnson would score a game winning goal for the Rams. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Gloucester Catholic coverage. Jackson Liberty 2 Hillsborough 1 | Public A Quarterfinal Mike Behm’s third period dish to Joey Virga with 3:39 left in regulation proved to be the game-winner as No. 5 Jackson Liberty-Point Boro co-op defeated No. 4 Hillsborough, last year’s runner-up in this section. Zach D’Andrea, who’s scored over 200 points in his career, scored the other goal for the Lions in the third period, too. Jackson Liberty will face No. 1 seed Morris Knolls in the Public A semifinals Wednesday at Mennen Arena. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Flemington Ice Arena: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough athletics throughout the 2020 scholastic year is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Hunterdon Central 1 Howell 0 | Public A Quarterfinal Peyton Miller’s goal early in the second period was the only score in this goalie-dominated matchup. No. 11 Howell senior San McEvoy was incredible in net, turning away numerous legitimate Red Devil scoring chances. No. 3-seed Hunterdon Central netminder Jack Menichillo preserved the shutout for the win. Hunterdon Central will face No. 2 seed Montclair in the Public A semifinal Wednesday at Mennen Arena. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington Ice Arena: Middletown South 3 Governor Livingston 1 | Public B Quarterfinal Demitri Forand’s goal with 1:56 left gave the Eagles a spot in the state semifinals and a rematch with top seed Randolph. Brandon Cuccaro scored just 1:24 into the game to give Governor Livingston an early 1-0 lead. Nate Block tied things up just over three minutes later with his 22nd goal. The rest of the story was outstanding goaltending. Sophomore Shane Cook had 45 saves for the Highlanders in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has an outstanding game from Middletown Ice World: Manasquan 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 | Public C Quarterfinal Vin Ferraro and Luke McNamara scored goals 81 seconds apart early in the second period and Matt Franzoni scored his 25th of the season for a huge insurance goal in the third period to give Manasquan its first-ever berth in the state hockey semifinals. The Warriors will face defending state champ Summit for a spot in the state Public C state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank: 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! Summit 7 Trinity Hall 6 (Hilltoppers win shootout 3-1) | NJ Girls State Semifinal Lily Spooner made three saves in the shootout and the Hilltoppers punched their ticket to the Rock and the first-ever New Jersey girls state championship game where they will face Morristown-Beard. JSZ has highlights of the dramatic OT and shootout from the Red Bank Armory:
Watch Friday 2.28 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
It’s county/conference tournament season and JSZ has you covered with action in all corners of the state. Stay tuned throughout the night for highlights from five title games! St. Joe’s (Mont.) 67 Bergen Catholic 61 | Bergen County Jamboree Final After suffering a pair of losses to Bergen Catholic in the regular season, St. Joe’s rebounded in a big way to score it’s first Bergen County Jamboree title since 2016. Senior guard Nazir Williams led all scorers with 26 points in the win while Daniel Lans followed right behind with 16 points. Julian Brown paced Bergen Catholic with a team-best 25 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both St. Joe’s and Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. Trenton Catholic 59 Nottingham 51 | Boys | Mercer County Tournament Final Trenton Catholic defeated Nottingham 59-51 to take back to back Mercer County Tournament titles. The Iron Mikes locked into a tight game all evening long leaned on VCU commit Jamir Watkins in the fourth quarter as the Colonial Valley Conference’s Player of the Year finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Nottingham coverage. St. Thomas Aquinas 63 South Brunswick 52 | GMC Final Wake Forest commit Quadry Adams earned MVP honors with 17 points highlighted by an explosive third quarter to give the Trojans their first GMC crown since 1992. Tristian Jeffries (16 points, 7 rebounds), Derrick Grant (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Jaquan Harris (12 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists) round out four Trojans in double digits. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of South Brunswick is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Trenton Catholic 60 Stuart Day 43 | Girls | Mercer County Tournament Final For the third straight year Trenton Catholic raised a Mercer County Tournament trophy after defeating Stuart Day 60-43. The Iron Mikes got a boost from freshman Zoe Brooks in the second half to lead by as many as 20, but MVP honors went to Towson University commit Ciara Bailey for her 15 points and 13 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic and Stuart Day is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Hunterdon Central 55 Hackettstown 48 | Boys | Hunterdon, Warren, Sussex Tournament Final The Red Devils and Tigers gave us some free basketball as the game went into OT and this is where tournament MVP Brian Johansson took over. Johansson dominated in the last five minutes at both ends of the court to lead the Red Devils to victory. He finished with 12 points and 9 rebounds while Shawn Morgan had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss for Hackettstown. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Centenary University:
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 3 North Jersey Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 3’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Congratulations to Ronnie Burwan (Timothy Christian) and Bella Vito (Montville) for winning last week’s fan vote. They were each presented with a JSZ-themed game ball for their performances.
Watch Wednesday 1.8 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
There was terrific action on the mat all over the Garden State on Wednesday. Be sure to check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Cherry Hill West 56 Winslow Twp. 9 The Lions roared past the Eagles in an Olympic Conference clash. Brandon Drea, Nick Berckman, Jaden Reyes, Tyler Edwards, Sean Higgins and Michael Cilurso all pinned for West in the victory. Shaun Kirkley won by fall for Winslow in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Atco: Phillipsburg 35 Hunterdon Central 19 The Stateliners dominated Skyland Conference foe Hunterdon Central. Phillipsburg won 9 of the 14 bouts. Momentum built up with two pins and a major decision at the top three weight classes for Phillipsburg and powered the Stateliners to victory. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hunterdon: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is made possible thanks to the Garnet Booster Club.
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch 11.17 Championship Soccer Highlights
It’s the final day of the 2019 high school soccer season in the Garden State and four teams from the public ranks will be crowned as champions at Kean University. Follow along with JSZ throughout the day as we’ll have all the highlights right here! Millburn 0 Wall 0 | Millburn (3-2) in PK’s | Group 3 Final It may have taken over 100 minutes, but the Millburn Millers are one of the happiest teams in New Jersey. Keeper Zach Barr was stellar in goal all afternoon long, snagging nine saves through regulation and overtime and then two more in PK’s to help seal the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and interviews: JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Clifton 0 Hunterdon Central 0 | Clifton (5-4) in PK’s | Group 4 Final Clifton capped off their best season in recent history with a Group 4 State Championship. The Mustangs finish 22-0 thanks to a huge game from goalie Eryk Dymora who not only had nine saves, but scored two penalty kick goals in double overtime. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has all the highlights: JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Glen Ridge 2 Bound Brook 1 (OT)| Group 1 Final The Ridgers scored on an own goal 2:51 into overtime to win the Group 1 state championship. Trailing 1-0 at the half, Travis Burnett fed Lucas Costa to level the match. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Kean University: Bernards 2 Delran 0| Group 2 Final Sophomore Nico Botti and freshman Greg Ferreira scored goals in the second half to give the Mountaineers their 5th state championship in school history. Botti scored off a corner kick that went off a Delran defender’s hand and Ferriera scored on a direct kick from 45 yards out. For Bernards coach Joe LaSpada he is a perfect 5-0 in state finals during his 40 year coaching career. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Kean University:
Watch 11.14 JSZ Boys Soccer State Semifinal Highlights
Sectional champions squared off on Thursday night for the right to advance to Sunday’s state finals at Kean University. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Clifton 3 Elizabeth 2 (2OT) | Group 4 Semifinal This head-to-head matchup of two undefeated teams delivered one of the most wild, roller-coaster games there’s been in 2019. After battling to a 2-2 score late in the second half, a fight broke out with :01 remaining in regulation. Each team had a player ejected after red cards were doled out. Clifton, however, battled through the adversity and came out with the win courtesy of a Danny Tobon golden goal (96′). The Mustangs will face Hunterdon Central in the Group 4 title game Sunday afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Franklin High School: JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Hunterdon Central 2 Toms River North 1 | Group 4 Semifinal The Red Devils fell behind 1-0 early before storming back to take down the Mariners. Ali Baish opened the scoring for Toms River North, before Central’s Brady Mullins tied the game before halftime. Marc Costa gave the Red Devils the lead early in the second half, and they hung on for the victory. Hunterdon Central will face Clifton in the Group 4 state final on Sunday at 12:30. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Washington Township: Wall 1 Triton 0 (OT) | Group 3 Semifinal Nico DellaPietro’s half-volley five minutes into overtime gives Wall a spot in the state championship game for the first time in 15 years. The Crimson Knights girls’ soccer team reached Kean University on a golden goal one day earlier and now the boys are heading to Union as well. Wall picks up its 16th shutout of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Toms River North: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Triton is made possible by Cooper University Health Care Millburn 1 Montville 0 | Group 3 Semifinal Millburn advanced to the Group 3 State Championship for a second consecutive year following a close 1-0 battle with Montville. The Millers scored in the 58th minute when Malcolm Migoya found brother Alex for the games only goal. Keeper Zach Barr finished with 12 saves. Millburn will look to take home their first title since 2012 after falling to Ocean Township in the big game last season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Delran 2 Rahway 0 | Group 2 Semifinal Frankie Taylor scored twice in the first six minutes to give Delran a spot in the Group 2 state championship and a matchup with Bernards in the state finals this Sunday at Kean University. Delran lost in the state semifinals the previous four years, but the fifth time is the charm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hopewell Valley High School: Thanks to Quick Chek for sponsoring JSZ’s state playoff coverage! Bound Brook 4 Lindenwold 1 | Group 1 Semifinal The Crusaders trailed 1-0 midway through the first half before going on a 4-0 scoring run to close out Lindenwold and advance to the Group 1 Final. Marco Martinez scored twice for the Crusaders, including the go-ahead goal late in the first half. Bound Brook faces Glen Ridge in the Group 1 Final on Sunday at Kean University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Paul VI: Coverage of the NJISAA Playoffs is brought to you by QuickChek.
Watch Friday 9.20 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Two is well underway! JSZ has eight games from around New Jersey including a Shore Conference shocker, new turf at Phillipsburg, and an impressive win streak continues in South Jersey. Watch our Teaser to get a taste of the menu and scroll down to watch all of our highlights and post-game reaction! Middletown South 29 Red Bank Catholic 7 Tyler Cuccia had three TD runs and the Eagles scored 26 unanswered points to score an upset win and their first win of the season. Chris Lotito had a key interception and threw a TD pass on the halfback option to Matt Krellin. JSZ has the highlights of a stunner out of the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness Red Bank Regional 21 Manasquan 7 Jack Chamberlain had a TD run and a 50-yard TD pass to AJ Abarno in the first half to pace the Bucs to a 3-0 mark in 2019. Manasquan blocked a field goal and returned it to the 10-yard line setting up their only score of the game, but David Hicks responded with an 83-yard kickoff return to put the game away. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Rumson-Fair Haven 49 Long Branch 20 John Volker scored three touchdowns in the first half including a 65-yard catch on a short pass as the Bulldogs rebounded from a 14-3 loss to Wall with an offensive explosion at home against Long Branch. Jermaine Corbett scored all three Long Branch TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is brought to you by Rosario Realty Shawnee 31 Hammonton 8 The defending South Jersey Group 4 champion Renegades improved to (3-0) with a convincing victory over the Blue Devils. Jake Barnett rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win, with Tom Rebstock and Jaylen Horsley rushing for scores as well. Shawnee also moved the ball well through the air, as Matt Welsey connected with Nate Sommerville and Dom Frigiola for big plays. Kyle Vandever caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Barts for Hammonton in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Ridge 31 Bridgewater-Raritan 14 Ridge started off the 2019 season 2-0 following a 31-14 win over crosstown rival Bridgewater-Raritan. The Red Devils were able to take a commanding 21-0 lead in the first quarter after two touchdowns from wide receiver Cameron Lloyd. In the second half Lloyd would also catch a 56 yard pass from quarterback Brendan Bell for a third TD. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage! Ridgewood 20 Irvington 6 After starting 2-0 on the season, the Irvington Blue Knights hit a Maroon-colored roadblock Friday night. Ridgewood played suffocating defense throughout the game as they built a 20-0 lead behind two rushing touchdowns from Jack Wittmaack. Irvington did find the endzone in the fourth quarter one but it proved too late. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Irvington: Haddonfield 28 Cinnaminson 0 The Bulldogs improve to (3-0) and extend its state-best 20-game win streak with a dominant victory over the Pirates. Haddonfield’s defense put on a stellar performance holding Cinnaminson to just 26 yards of offense. Senior quarterback Jack Narducci threw for 124 yards and three touchdowns, all to senior wideout Kyle Garstkiewicz, in the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Cinnaminson: Coverage of Cinnaminson and Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Phillipsburg 37 Hunterdon Central 14 The Phillipsburg Stateliners began the newest era at Maloney Stadium with a bang. In their first home game since new turf was installed during the offseason, P’Burg made a statement. All three phases of the team were tough, highlighted by Matt Quetel’s 212-yard, four-touchdown game. JSZ has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Phillipsburg athletics is proudly brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club.
Watch Monday 9.9 JSZ Boys Soccer Highlights
The second week of the season begins with some fantastic match-ups all over the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Bergen Catholic 3 Don Bosco Prep 2 (2OT) After overcoming a 2-0 deficit and a red card to put them a man down, Bergen Catholic’s Nick Shannon delivered one of the biggest goals of the early 2019 season with a Golden Goal to beat Don Bosco Prep in double overtime. Shannon assisted on the two previous Crusaders goals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Ramsey: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic athletics all year long is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Kingsway 3 Triton 1 The Dragons handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season in a key early-season showdown in the Tri-County Conference. After a scoreless first half, Kingsway pumped in three goals after the break. Sean Fatiga scored a pair of goals, with Quinn Roche also finding the back of the net for the Dragons. Tyler Guandagno scored a late goal for Triton in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Woolwich Township: Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Holmdel 7 Shore Regional 1 The Hornets scored four goals in the first 31 minutes to improve to 3-0 on the young season. Holmdel has won back to back state championships and is off to a great start in a quest for a three-peat. Watch JSZ’s highlights now: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to the Law Office of Lawrence Luttrell (Holmdel) and RYPT (Shore Regional) for their support of Jersey Sports Zone and allow us to cover great Shore Conference action! Hunterdon Central 3 Pennington 2 Hunterdon Central pulled off the first major upset of the 2019 boys soccer season and it’s only September. The Red Devils defeated Prep A State Champion Runner-ups Pennington 3-2 Monday afternoon. The Red Raiders would take a 1-0 lead at halftime before Hunterdon Central tied the game to begin the second act. Elias Simpkins shined bright with two goals to help the Red Devils knock off one of the best teams in New Jersey. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Pennington coverage
Time to Vote, New Jersey! Who Earns a Week 0 Game Ball?
The start of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey is upon us. Jersey Sports Zone is kicking off another year of game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored after unforgettable performances. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll So — which of these North Jersey football players gets YOUR vote in our Week 0 poll? Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Our Central Jersey Game Balls feature Top Performances from the GMC and Shore Conference Take Our Poll
JSZ Year in Review: Top Wrestling Matches 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. Our series continues with wrestling. Plain and simple, New Jersey high school wrestling never disappoints. The state produces legit Division I talent year in and year out, and the 2018-2019 season was no different. Our list is a mix of the most viewed dual meets and state championship bouts from the season. #10: St. John Vianney’s Dean Peterson wins the 113-Pound State Championship It was a year to remember for Dean Peterson. The super sophomore rolled through his opponents all season long to a 39-0 record and his first state title. #9: Hunterdon Central’s Brett Ungar win the 106-Pound State Championship Brett Ungar and Tyler Klinksy each hadn’t lost a match all season long, but that would change when Ungar earned a major decision on his way to a state title. #8: Wall’s Rob Kanniard wins the 160-Pound State Championship Rob Kanniard might have had the most dominating season ever in New Jersey high school wrestling. He completed an undefeated 46-0 season, did not allow a single offensive point to be scored on him and won his first state. Kanniard now heads to Rutgers University to wrestle. #7: Howell 30 South Plainfeld 28 Howell and South Plainfield boast two of the most storied public school programs ever in New Jersey. The two powers clashed for bragging rights as the top public team in the Garden State. #6: Bergen Catholic’s Jacob Cardenas wins the 195-Pound State Championship Jacob Cardenas became the seventh wrestler in Bergen Catholic history to win multiple state championships after defeating Paramus’ Kyle Jacob, 6-3, in the state final. #5: Pope John’s JoJo Aragona wins the 138-Pound State Championship JoJo Aragona was ranked as the consensus No. 1 138-pound wrestler all season long and proved it once more by winning his first state championship. #4: Bergen Catholic 48 Delbarton 17 | Non-Public A North Sectional Final Bergen Catholic won 10 bouts and cruised through Delbarton to win its eighth-straight sectional crown. #3: Camden Catholic’s Lucas Revano wins the 145-Pound State Championship Anyone that’s seen Lucas Revano wrestle knows he has a thing for theatrics. Revano won his second consecutive state championship with an overtime pin. #2: St. Joseph (Mont.)’s Sammy Alvarez wins the 126-Pound State Championship It was the most heart-pounding, tense bout of the night in Atlantic City and it did not disappoint. In the first overtime period, Alvarez blocked, shrugged and spun for two against Robert Howard to win his first ever state championship. Alvarez, now committed to Rutgers University, also was named Most Outstanding Wrestler. #1: Blair Academy 45 Bergen Catholic 20 Bergen Catholic’s defeat of Blair Academy in 2018 was one of the most wild wins in all of America. The Bucs, however, used that loss as motivation to get revenge on Bergen Catholic at Lehigh University and secure their spot as the No. 1 high school team in America.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-2020 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras from the 2018-2019 season. We continue this series with girls soccer. #10 St. Rose 1 Trinity Hall 0 – Non-Public B Final Rutgers commit, Julianne Leskauskas, scores the lone goal for St. Rose, giving them the 2018 Sectional win. #9 Old Bridge 1 Monroe 0 CJG4 Semifinals Emmi DeNovellis scores the lone goal in overtime, and the Knights walked away with the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal win. #8 Hunterdon Central 4 Ridge 0 Hunterdon Central’s Corinna Zullo finishes with two goals and one assist. Emily Mason scores one goal and one assist. #7 Toms River North 1 Red Bank Catholic 0 – Shore Conference Tournament Alexa Peto scores the game-winning goal against Red Bank Catholic in the 28th minute. #6 Governor Livingston 1 Delsea 0 – Group 2 Semifinal Allie Post scores the lone goal for Governor Livingston, giving them the Group 2 Semifinal victory. #5 Middletown North 3 St. John Vianney 2 Katelyn Reid scores the game-winning goal with 16 seconds left in the game. #4 Eastern 1 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 – Group 4 Championships Kelli McGroarty scores the lone goal with a header in the 76th minute. #3 Northern Highlands 1 Middletown North 0 (OT) – Group 3 Semifinal Reagan Klarkmann scores the Golden Goal in overtime. #2 Middletown North 3 Middletown South 1 The Middletown South Eagles lead 1-0 going into the second half. But, the Middletown North Lions score three goals in the second half, walking away with the win. #1 Ramapo 3 Northern Highlands 2 (2OT) The Ramapo Raiders upset the #1 Nationally Ranked Northern Highlands Highlanders in double overtime!
Vote now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
Big moments, amazing athleticism and pure power highlight Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year. We have over 40 nominees in three categories. Watch the best highlights captured by our cameras and cast your vote now! The 2019 spring sports season has come to a close and JSZ went through all of our games to pick the best plays captured by our camera. We’ve got nominees for the JSZ Lax goal of the year, web gem of the year (baseball and softball) plus the spring sports clutch play of the year featuring walk-off wins on the diamond, overtime lax thrillers and great arms from the outfield on the diamond. Our polls will stay open through Friday at 3:00 pm and we will honor our plays of the year winners this summer. A special thanks to all the athletes who are responsible for these fantastic clips! JSZ Lax Goal of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Spring Sports Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Web Gem of the Year Take Our Poll
Watch 5.31 JSZ State Championship Lacrosse Highlights
No more rain means four state titles on Friday afternoon in New Jersey boys lacrosse. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has a pair of state championship tilts at Hopewell Valley while Rich Chrampanis brings us the action from Shore Regional. Congratulations to all the state champs in 2019! Moorestown 9 Chatham 6 – Group 3 State Championship After falling in the same game a year ago, No. 11 Moorestown defeated No. 12 Chatham 9-6 to grab their second Group 3 State Championship in three years. The Quakers took an early 5-3 lead at halftime following two scores from Junior Connor McDonough. Just when Chatham would begin to stage a comeback in the third quarter Nick Cataline and Shane Knobloch would each score twice to keep the game out of reach. Connor McDonough ended the day with three goals total. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage! Montgomery 11 Hunterdon Central 8 – Group 4 State Championship No. 10 Montgomery stunned lacrosse fans as they upset No. 6 Hunterdon Central to win their second Group 4 State Title in three years. The Cougars jumped out to a 7-3 lead at halftime before Hunterdon Central would eventually tie the game at 8 on a 5-1 run entering the fourth quarter. However, Alex Ipeker and Kyle Howard on back to back scores would give Montgomery the lead to avoid a comeback. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Mountain Lakes 7 Manasquan 6 – Group 1 State Championship Drew Brennfleck and Alan Stoloff broke a 5-5 tie with back to back goals late in the third quarter that proved to be the difference in the Lakers second straight boys lacrosse state championship. After Manasquan had a 3-2 lead with 7:54 to go in the second quarter on Wednesday before rains came, the game resumed on Friday with Mountain Lakes quickly getting the equalizer. But the Warriors took a 4-3 lead at the half on a Casey Mulligan goal. Canyon Birch led all scorers with a hat trick closing his career with 392 goals, but the Lakers were able to hold off the Warriors attempt to force overtime during the game’s final seven minutes. Watch all the action from a thrilling state title game at Shore Regional High School: Summit 10 Somerville 0 – Group 2 State Championship Micahel Bonomo scored four goals in the first quarter and fellow sophomore Luke Dinola added for scores of his own as the Hilltoppers dominated on the way to a Group 2 state title. Skyler Schluter had six assists in the win and the Summit defense was lights out. Somerville goalie Evan Barr had 21 saves in an outstanding game to close out his junior season. Watch JSZ’s highlights and post-game reaction from Shore Regional
Watch Saturday 5.25 JSZ Boys Lacrosse Championship Highlights
Sectional champions were crowned on Saturday as the state finals are now set. We’ve got highlights and reaction from four championship games around New Jersey! (2) Somerville 8 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 3 – South Group 2 Final Duke commit Evan Barr was sensational in goal with 17 saves and the Pioneers got a hat trick from Julian Verona and two goals each from Steven Dupras and Michael Rosen to avenge last year’s loss to RFH in the sectional finals. The Bulldogs came into the game average 16 goals in the state playoffs, but Barr was a brick wall holding Rumson off the scoreboard for 29 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: (1) Montgomery 10 (2) Lenape 3 – South Group 4 Final The #1 Montgomery Cougars defeated the Lenape Indians 10-3 on Saturday afternoon, advancing to the Group Semifinals against Hunterdon Central. Max Drift scored the game-high with three goals. Danny Boyer and Alex Ipeker scored two goals each. Gettysburg commit, Kyle Howard, Shane Freda and Will Marrapodi each scored one. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Skillman: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Montgomery! (1) Moorestown 17 (2) Shawnee 6 – South Group 3 Final The Quakers stormed out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back, capturing their fourth straight sectional title. UMass commit Ben Cantwell and Towson recruit Connor McDonough scored four goals apiece to lead the way. Air Force commit Jack Stewart and Rutgers recruit Shane Knobloch both scored three goals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as Moorestown advances to face Chatham for the Group 3 state championship: Coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Shawnee coverage is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. (3) Hunterdon Central 11 (4) Westfield 5 – North Group 4 Final No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 Hunterdon Central captured the North Group 4 title with an 11-5 win over No. 19 Westfield. The Red Devils got in front early thanks to an early hat trick from Rutgers commit Jack Aimone to take a 5-3 lead at halftime. In the second act the Hunterdon Central offense was unstoppable and scored four answered goals to finish the game. Junior Jack Aimone finished with five scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage!
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:
Hunterdon Central’s Pellitta Knocks in Game-Winner Over Immaculata
There’s bound to be some action anytime Hunterdon Central and Immaculata meet on the diamond — Thursday’s game at Diamond Nation was no different. Tied 2-2 going into extra innings, HC’s Dave Pellitta pulled through in the top of the eighth to knock in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded infield single. Red Devils starter Ryan Godown went the distance to notch the complete game win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Hunterdon Central and Immaculata are proudly brought to you by Diamond Nation!
Watch Saturday 4.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A wet Easter weekend was not enough to stop the top lacrosse programs in the Garden State from hitting the field. Stay tuned throughout the night as JSZ brings you highlights from five games across the state! No. 4 Delbarton 15 No. 8 Summit 5 – Boys After falling to Seton Hall Prep in a tough loss earlier this month, it seems Delbarton is now back on track. C.J. Kirst and Under Armour All-American Mikey Long put together career games as Delbarton topped the Hilltoppers in a rematch of last season’s Tournament of Champions finale. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: No. 2 Seton Hall Prep 12 No. 7 Hunterdon Central 4 – Boys Second ranked Seton Hall Prep remains undefeated in 2019 following an impressive 12-4 win over No. 7 Hunterdon Central. The Pirates trailed for all about two and half minutes in the first quarter before unleashing a stifling offense that would eventually make it 8-3 at halftime. In the second act a change at goalie saw Todd Carolonza end the day with one goal allowed and seven saves. UMass commit Luke Blanc and University of Virginia bound Connell Kumar both found net three times. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: No. 11 Lenape 12 No. 12 Shawnee 10 – Boys The Indians raced out to an 8-2 halftime lead, before holding off a furious Renegades rally down the stretch. Mason Bregman and Luke Cole each scored four goals in the win. Bryce Reece added two goals for Lenape. Gavyn Wilson scored four goals for Shawnee in the loss, while Chris Lyons added three. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference rivalry game: Rumson-Fair Haven 5 No. 13 Moorestown 4 (2OT) – Boys Drew Frankel’s low liner shot with 22 seconds to go in double overtime gives Rumson-Fair Haven a big win outside the Shore Conference. The game featured outstanding goaltending by the Quakers Jack Avis and RFH’s Ryan Croddick. Connor McDonough scored in the final minute of regulation for Moorestown to force overtime. Frankel’s game-winner came with RFH a man up. Watch the highlights from a fantastic showdown on the Jersey Shore: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to cover this great game. NJM Insurance (Moorestown) and Gold Coast Cadillac (RFH) are the reason we captured this fantastic matchup! No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 10 No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 9 – Girls The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs had a six-goal, second half comeback on Saturday morning, defeating the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, who won the TOC in 2017, by just one goal. Rumson-Fair Haven’s Chase Boyle scored the team-high for the Dawgs with four goals. Sophia Passalaqua scored the second highest with three goals. Bridgewater-Raritan’s Tai Jankowski scored the game-high with five goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Rumson: Sponsors! Thank you to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
Watch Thursday 4.18 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has you covered with highlights from three baseball diamonds in all different parts of the state for a trio of late-week showdowns, including Hunterdon Central sending a message; RBC flexing its pitching muscles and Millville showing off its bats. Enjoy all the highlights! Hunterdon Central 10 Immaculata 0 | Diamond Nation Game of the Week After navigating through some early season struggles, Hunterdon Central is really starting to get into a groove. That was evidenced by the Red Devils crossing the plate 10 times in a heated divisional rivalry game against Immaculate. Joey DeChiaro went the distance with five shutout innings and Pete Ciuffreda lead the offense with three RBI’s. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to welcome a new sponsor – Diamond Nation – into the fold. Diamond Nation is the reason we’ll be able to bring you highlights from top-tier matchups around the state for the rest of the season! Red Bank Catholic 1 Manasquan 0 Sophomore Shane Panzini threw a complete game 2-hitter with 12 strikeouts and just two walks and Alex Gonzalez launched a solo homer to left to provide the only offense of the game. Manasquan starter Michael Anthony went six strong innings allowing just one run and three hits, but the Gonzalez blast was all that Panzini needed. Watch the highlights of a great Shore Conference game featuring outstanding defense in Red Bank: Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the RBC Caseys Millville 10 Mainland 0 The Thunderbolts handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season in six innings. Millville drew four bases loaded walks en route to a seven-run first inning. Garrett Musey hit a solo home run for the Bolts, while Jake Parent added two RBIs. Connor Nurnberg threw six shutout innings to earn the win on the mound. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Mike Trout Field:
Watch Monday 4.8 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ was at two baseball diamonds Monday afternoon and we’ll have highlights from a pair of stunning upsets — Hillsborough topping Hunterdon Central after being swept last year and The Hun School raising some eyebrows with a statement win against St. Augustine Prep. Enjoy the highlights! Hun 8 St. Augustine 5 In a clash of two undefeated state baseball powers it was Hun that remained perfect on the year with a 8-5 win over St. Augustine. The Raiders took an early 4-0 lead before St. Augustine got within one run in the third inning. As the back and forth battle continued Carson Applegate and Jack Erbeck went yard in the fifth and sixth inning to help Hun improve to 7-0 on the year. Pitcher Andy Blake finished with six strikeouts and 2 RBI’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage! Hillsborough 7 Hunterdon Central 4 Mike Swetz cranked two home runs while DH Vince Gambardella chipped in with a homer and a game-high 4 RBI’s as Hillsborough brought down their division rival. The win comes after the Red Devils swept the Raiders in two games last season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hillsborough: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to our loyal sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for these great highlights!
Watch NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship Finals
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you full highlights and interviews of every match during the inaugural 2019 girls wrestling state championships from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Stay tuned throughout the night for extensive coverage of all 10 finals. 100 pounds: Sydney Petzinger, Parsippany, major decision vs. Jasmine Aizley, Allentown, 10-0 105 pounds: Chloë Ayres, Princeton, major decision vs. Randi Miley, High Point, 13-2 111 pounds: Bella Serrano, Manasquan, defeats Daniela Tacuri, West Orange, 6-4 (Sudden Victory) 118 pounds: Cristine Gavasheli, Raritan, pins Angelina Romero, Notre Dame, 2:31 127 pounds: Stephanie Andrade, Hunterdon Central, pins Kayla Gregory, Jackson Memorial, 1:48 136 pounds: Jesse Johnson, Manalapan, pins Jaala Williams, Montclair, 1:39 147 pounds: Gabby Miller, Monroe, defeats Amanda Pace, North Bergen, 6-3 161 pounds: Jewel Gonzalez, Phillipsburg, pins Diane Johnson, Millville, 0:53 Gonzalez named Most Outstanding Wrestler 185 pounds: Erin Emery, Teaneck, pins Mia Lazaurs, Raritan, 2:47 235 pounds: Kaila Mungo, Rancocas Valley, defeats Kiera Hubmaster, Kittatinny, 2-1 (tie-breaker)
Watch NJSIAA Boys Wrestling State Championship Finals
For the second straight year, Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you full highlights and interviews of every single 2019 state championship final from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Stay tuned throughout the night for extensive coverage of all 14 finals. 106: Brett Ungar (Hunterdon Central) d. Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North), 13-6 113: Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) d. Nick Babin (Emerson/Park Ridge), 3-2 120: Eddie Ventresca (Pope John) d. Anthony Clark (Delbarton), 7-3 126: Sammy Alvarez (St. Joseph Mont.) d. Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic), 5-3 (SV) Sammy Alvarez was named Most Outstanding Wrestler 132: Nicholas Raimo (Hanover Park) d. Luke Mazzeo (Emerson/Park Ridge), 8-4 138: Joseph Aragona (Pope John) d. Jacob Perez-Eli (Paulsboro), 7-1 145: Lucas Revano (Camden Catholic) p. Ricky Cabanillas (DePaul), 6:37 152: Robert Garcia (Pope John) md. Nicholas O’Connell (Southern), 13-5 160: Robert Kanniard (Wall) d. Connor O’Neil (DePaul), 9-4 170: Brandon Green (Paulsboro) d. Shane Reitsma (Howell), 13-9 182: Christopher Foca (Bergen Catholic) d. John Poznanski (Colonia), 7-4 195: Jacob Cardenas (Bergen Catholic), d. Kyle Jacob (Paramus), 6-3 220: Zach DelVecchio (South Plainfield) d. Michael Filieri (Garfield,) 8-2 HWT: Lewis Fernandes (Voorhees) p. Bardhyl Gashi (West Essex), 0:46
Watch Sunday 2.10 JSZ State Wrestling Finals Highlights!
It’s state championship Sunday in Toms River. JSZ brings you highlights from five state title matches including a Kingsway upset, West Essex scoring their first state championship, an historic milestone for Paulsboro and their legendary head coach, plus Southern Regional wins on back to back pins and Camden Catholic gets things started with a Sunday morning state championship. Southern Regional 34 Hunterdon Central 27 – Group 5 State Final Ben LoParo and JT Cornelius scored back to back pins at 195 and 220 pounds to secure a third state championship for Southern Regional. Last second scoring was the key to Southern’s victory. John High scored a fall at 3:59 of his match at 170 pounds. That was the same time for LoParo, who had 12 seconds to go in the second period before his move set the stage for his pin 11 seconds later. An exciting finale to the duals portion of the New Jersey wrestling state championships. JSZ has all the action from Toms River: Paulsboro 63 Kittatinny 3 – Group 1 State Final What a run it’s been for Paul Morina. On a day where Paulsboro captures its 32nd team state title, the South Jersey coaching legend collected his 700th win. Paulsboro was paced by seven pins by Georgio Mazzeo, Jacob Perez-Eli, Gabe Onorato, George Worthy, Shawn Williams, Brandon Green and Santino Morina. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-match reaction from a legendary coach’s historic day: Kingsway 26 Phillipsburg 20 – Group 4 State Final It all came down to Cheney Kinner. The junior 138-pounder stepped on the mat with Kingsway leading 23-20 heading into the final bout and “Chainsaw” ripped through his competition to clinch Kingsway’s fourth-ever state final. This match was a back-and-forth affair that lasted over two hours where every bout went the distance. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from yet another big moment from the Kingsway Dragons: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Phillipsburg athletics is proudly brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. West Essex 40 Delsea 33 – Group 3 State Final Freshman Mike Pescatore rallied from a 5-0 deficit to score a dramatic pin in the second period at 106 pounds to spark West Essex to its first ever state wrestling championship. Delsea took a 15-14 lead on a Curtis Thomas pin at 195 pounds. West Essex would win the next five matches highlighted by pins courtesy of Bardhyl Gashi (285), Pescatore (106) and Carson Barry (120). JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from a special moment in West Essex history: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delsea is made possible thanks to the support of NJM Insurance Camden Catholic 33 Pope John 29 – Non-Public Group B Final Camden Catholic took home the Group B Non-Public State Title on Sunday morning, defeating Pope John, the defending 2017-2018 champs. This is their 15th State Title win, and their first since 2013. Camden Catholic’s 145-pound University of Pennsylvania commit, Lucas Revano had the first pin for the Irish. The Irish had two more pins from 170-pound Martin Cosgrove and 182-pound Ronnie Crane. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-match reactions from Toms River: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Camden Catholic is being brought to you NJM Insurance Group!
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have nominees for the goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 9:00 pm. You can watch all the nominees below in our three categories. The winners will receive a plaque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ 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:
Watch Monday 11.5 JSZ State Playoff Highlights
A rainy Monday in New Jersey does not slow down the JSZ team bring your four boys soccer sectional semifinal matchups. We’ve got highlights from Shore Conference champion Ocean Township, a cinderella battle between Shore and Carteret, plus wins for Elizabeth and Hunterdon Central. Shore 3 Carteret 2 – Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals It has been one crazy ride for 14th seed Shore Regional in the Central Group 2 playoffs thus far. In their semifinal matchup with 10th seed Carteret the Blue Devils trailed twice to come up with a late game tying goal thanks to Conor Creighton. Then in overtime it was Brandon DeNavaes who came in clutch with the golden goal to send them to the sectional championship. Shore will face top seeded Holmdel on 11/8. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Campozino Restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Rambler athletics all year round! Hunterdon Central 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro North 1 – Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals Will Drinane’s header off a feed from Thomas Schmitt with 15:21 to go broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Red Devils a spot in the sectional finals where they will face East Brunswick. Both teams exchanged goals in the first six minutes and stayed even until the second half goal. JSZ has the highlights from Hunterdon Central High School: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting JSZ’s coverage of West Windsor-Plainsboro North all season long Ocean Township 2 Wall 0 – Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinals James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored in the first ten minutes of the second half as the Spartans avenged a 2-0 loss to the Crimson Knights to return to the Central Jersey Group 3 finals for a second straight year. Ocean will host Colts Neck on Thursday. JSZ has the highlights of the All-Shore Conference battle in the sectional semifinals: Elizabeth 2 Westfield 1 – North 2 Group 4 Semifinals A Josser Amaya goal from a set piece in the 59th minute was the deciding factor as Elizabeth captured a 2-1 win at home against Westfield. Stephen Valencia was rock solid in net and Mathew Giraldo scored his sixth goal of the year in the win. The Minutemen will now face off against Scotch Plains-Fanwood for the title on Thursday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Westfield High School athletics this year is proudly brought to you by New Jersey State Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Hunterdon Central’s RJ Thornton Wins Courtney’s Week 8 Game Ball!
RJ Thornton was nominated for Courtney’s Week 8 Game Ball after rushing for 132 yards and 3 touchdowns in Hunterdon Central 42-14 win over Franklin. Thornton won 56.67% of this week’s Mid-State votes. Check out his Game Ball Ceremony now: Total Votes: 24,930 Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner: Charles Amissah
Vote for the final JSZ Game Balls of the 2018 Football Season!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Eight in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. This is the final week of voting for our Game Balls – we will have Top Play polls through the first two rounds of the playoffs. Thanks to everyone for voting and supporting Jersey Sports Zone! Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 8 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 Highlights
Hunterdon Central’s Will Ezema is Courtney’s Week 4 JSZ Game Ball Winner
Will Ezema had an amazing offensive performance in Week 4 against Watchung Hills. He scored 5 touchdowns and rushing for nearly 250 yards. This week JSZ honors Will with a Week 4 JSZ Game Ball. Congrats Will! Will’s Game Ball Ceremony: Total Votes: 29,470 Take Our Poll Courtney’s Week 3 Winner: Mason Horsburgh
Top Performers from Week 4 up for JSZ Game Balls – Vote NOW
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Four in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 4 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 4 Highlights
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 9.26
JSZ brings you five more games of action from around New Jersey highlighted by two Golden Goals! Christian Brothers Academy 2 Freehold Boro 1- Boys Soccer The Colts had chances throughout the afternoon but finally broke through for a Golden Goal in overtime thanks to senior Jack Gill. CBA had to stave off a determined Freehold Boro team that played tough for 87 minutes. Here are the full highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro athletics is proudly brought to you by Playa Bowls. Make sure to check out and visit the newest location in the Freehold Raceway Mall! Hunterdon Central 1 Pingry 0 | Golden Goal- Boys Soccer Pingry was 6-0 coming into their matchup with Hunterdon Central, but after two scoreless halves, Big Blue fell short of their seventh victory. Hunterdon Central’s Bradley Roger scored the golden goal in the final two second of the first overtime for the Red Devil’s win. Check out full highlights now: Red Bank Catholic 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 2 – Boys Soccer Diego Volpe had two goals and an assist as the Caseys scored a pair of goals in the first 11 minutes and improved to 4-3 on the year with a 4-2 home win over Rumson-Fair Haven. RBC scored three goals in the first half including Alex Nichols team-leading 8th goal of the season. RFH scored two goals late in the second half after falling behind 4-0, but the Caseys held off the late comeback attempt. JSZ has the highlights of Wednesday night Shore Conference soccer in Red Bank: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for sponsoring our RBC coverage all year long and Gold Coast Cadillac allows us to capture great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven in all varsity sports! Allentown 2 Robbinsville 0 – Girls Soccer As Rivalry Week continues neighboring towns No. 5 Allentown and 4-1-1 Robbinsville faced off in a physical matchup Wednesday afternoon. The Red Birds got ahead early on an Olivia Ricci score in the first to lead 1-0 at the break. In the second off an Emma Pascarella corner kick Lauren Coiante’s header made it a two score game that would eventually hold up after 80 minutes. Goal Keeper Abby Howell had 8 saves for the defending Group 3 State Champs. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Red Bird and Raven highlights all year long! Saint John Vianney 2 Matawan 0 – Girls Soccer Jada Trotta scored both goals as the Lancers get a big win to get to 3-5 on the season. JSZ has highlights of the Lady Lancers under the lights on Wednesday night: BCB-Bayshore is the sponsor of JSZ’s coverage of Saint John Vianney
Vote now for JSZ Week Three Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Two in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 3 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 3 Highlights
Watch JSZ 9.20 Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you Thursday high school soccer highlights from around New Jersey. North Hunterdon 1 Hunterdon Central 1 | Double OT Tie Crosstown rivals met at Hunterdon Central High School for a matchup that is always exciting. This year it ended in a tie. Central’s goalie John Padavano had 9 saves, while Nick Fetten had 13 or North. Check out full highlights now: Delbarton 2 Chatham 0 – Boys Soccer The Delbarton Green Wave kept their spot as the top team in the Garden State after a 2-0 win at home against Chatham. Second half goals from Ryan Ruffo and Brendan McSorley secured the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: South Brunswick 2 East Brunswick 1 – Boys Soccer Jake Stump and Corey Peterson scored first half goals and keeper Justin Cross held off constant pressure in the second half to give the Vikings a rivalry win in the Greater Middlesex Conference. Derek Ferro scored the lone goal for East Brunswick who suffers their first loss of the season to drop to 4-1-1. JSZ has highlights of South Brunswick reaching the 7-0 mark: Hopewell Valley 1 Hightstown 0 – Boys Soccer Hopewell Valley picked up their second consecutive win Thursday afternoon after defeating Hightstown 1-0. What was mostly a scoreless game finally saw life when Eric Goldberg scored with 15 minutes remaining. The Bulldogs would hold onto that lead to improve to 2-3-1 on the year. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and Hightstown coverage.
Watch JSZ. 9.13 Girls Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you four games from around the state as we feature Thursday NJ girls soccer highlights Princeton Day 3 Hun 2 The Panthers wiped out a 2-0 deficit with three unanswered goals highlighted by Charlotte Meyercord’s right foot blast from long range. Bryanna Worthy scored the first two goals of the game to give Hun a 2-0 lead, but Princeton Day cut the lead in half on a Vanessa Devin goal off the corner. Jules Romano scored from 25 yards out to make it a 3-2 game and Meyercord was a few yards further back from that spot on the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Princeton Day and the Hun School! Hunterdon Central 4 Ridge 0 Hunterdon Central is now 4-0-1 with four shutout wins. Ava Gillikin & Rutgers defensive commit, Emily Mason, are dominating Skyland Conference offenses! Corinna Zullo was the standout offensive player today for Central though with two goals and an assist. Check out highlights of Hunterdon Central’s win over Ridge now: Middletown South 1 Freehold Boro 0 Emily McCarthy’s rebound off a corner kick in the second half was the only goal of the game as the Eagles improve to 2-1 on the season. JSZ has Shore Conference highlights from Middletown: Thanks to our great sponsors who allow us to bring you great high school highlights and features. Monmouth Building Center is our Middletown South sponsor and Playa Bowls at the Freehold Raceway Mall has signed on to give us coverage of the Freehold Boro Colonials all year long No. 3 Allentown 1 Hopewell Valley 0 Allentown begins 2018 2-0 after a tough game with Colonial Valley Conference Rival Hopewell Valley. The No. 3 Red Birds for behind an Olivia Denney goal midway through the first half to maintain a 1-0 lead through 80 minutes of play. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! We look forward to bringing you both Red Bird and Bulldog highlights all year long!
2018 Hunterdon Central Season Preview
The Red Devils’ Offense Returns with Experience: Last year Hunterdon Central was inexperienced and almost completely composed of underclassman. This season, second year head Coach Casey Ransone says he has established a new culture within the Red Devils’ organization, and believes his team’s experiences last year will make a big difference in 2018. Check out the Red Devils’ 2018 season preview now: Red Devils 2018 Schedule: Friday, September 7 – 7:00 @ Ridge Friday, September 14 – 7:00 PHILLIPSBURG Friday, September 21 – 7:00 @ Hillsborough Friday, September 28 – 7:00 WATCHUNG HILLS Friday, October 5 – 7:00 @ Bridgewater-Raritan Friday, October 12 – 7:00 UNION Friday, October 19 – 7:00 @ Old Bridge Friday, October 26 – 7:00. FRANKLIN
NJ’s Female Wrestlers may Get Legitimate Opportunity at Individual State Title in 2018-2019 Season
Over the last decade, female wrestling has exploded across the country. In the last year the number of states sanctioning girl v girl wrestling has jumped from seven to 12. Will Jersey be the next? JSZ caught up with a couple of female wrestlers and coaches from two of the state’s strongest wrestling programs to see what they thought. Check it out now:
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Degen blanks Blue Devils to lead Hunterdon Central to state crown
Hunterdon Central 7 Westfield 0 – Group 4 State Championship Alex Degen threw a three-hit shutout in his final high school game and the Red Devils scored four runs in the 4th inning to seal a second state championship in the last three years. Degen struck out seven and his catcher Luke Longo shined at the plate going three for three with a walk, a run and three RBI’s. Hunterdon Central finishes the year with a 28-2 record and avenges a 7-1 regular season loss to the Blue Devils. JSZ brings you team coverage from the final game of the season in the NJSIAA at Hamilton Veterans Park: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Westfield all year long and allowing us to capture great moments like the Blue Devils state finals run on the diamond!
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Hunterdon Central 3 Jackson Memorial 1 – Group 4 State Semifinal at Rider University Jackson Memorial scored first in this group four semifinal, but the Red Devils’ Pete Ciuffreda came in clutch during the 4th inning and scored the go-ahead run. Central is heading to their third straight state final where they will have a rematch with the Westfield Blue Devils, one of only two teams who defeated Central this season. Check out highlights of today’s game now: Middlesex – 4 Pennsville – 3 | NJSIAA Group 1 Semi-Finals Middlesex High School was pushed to extra innings after surrendering a 2-0 lead Pennsville, but The Blue Jays never gave up. Jack Hnylycia delivered on what he called “a dream come true” in the bottom of the 8th inning, hitting a walk off single to give Middlesex a 4-3 win over Pennsville. Up next for the Blue Jay will be the Group-1 State Championship game this weekend where they will take on Park Ridge. Watch highlights and post game from Middlesex vs Pennsville on JSZ! Allentown 13 Seneca 0 – Group 3 State Semifinal at Monmouth University The hit train continued to roll for Allentown in the Semifinal round of the Group 3 State Tournament. Despite Seneca’s Nick Decker being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 MLB Draft just hours earlier, the Red Birds were the ones celebrating as they had a 12-0 lead at the end of the second. Brandon Gaul and Justin Marcario combined for 5 RBI’s while pitcher AJ Ariano pitched a 5 hit shut out. Allentown will face Somerville the State Final on 6/9 at Veteran’s Park (Hamilton). Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage year-round on JSZ! Raritan 5 Haddonfield 1 – Group 2 State Semifinals Zack Johnston threw a three-hitter on just 73 pitches to lead Raritan to the state finals. The Rockets took advantage of four Haddonfield errors in the 3rd to score three runs and followed that with a two-run fourth inning. John Christino blasted a solo homer to left to account for the Bulldogs only run. Raritan will face Pascack Hills this weekend for the Group 2 state championship. Watch the highlights of the Rockets state semifinal win at East Brunswick High School: Jersey Sports Zone thanks BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for allowing us to bring you great Raritan Rockets moments all year long Saint Augustine Prep 6 Notre Dame 1 – Non-Public South “A” Finals It’s a three-peat for the Hermits who got homers from Nick Lonetto and Kenny Levari to account for five of their six runs. Kevin Eaise threw five strong innings for Saint Augustine Prep, who will face Delbarton for the Non-Public “A” state championship this weekend. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage year-round on JSZ!
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Immaculata 6 Holy Spirit 5 (11 innings) – Non-Public “B” North Semifinals Holy Spirit lead the Spartans 5-1 late in the game, but in the bottom of the 7th Mike Golankiewics crushed a three-run homer to tie it up and send us into extra innings. Then in the bottom of the 11th, starting pitcher Nolan Leger, ripped a grounder through the infield for the walk-off Immaculata victory. Highlights available: Allentown 6 Wall 5 – Central Group 3 Final It’s not often a defending State Champions is an underdog coming into a Sectional Title game, but third seed Allentown found themselves in this scenario facing top seed and No. 6 in the NJ Top 20 Wall for the Central Group 3 crown. The Red Birds got off to a hot start jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first. That trend would continue to help them go ahead 6-2 in the fifth. However, the Crimson Knights rallied to come within a run entering the sixth inning. Freshman two sport standout Dan Merkel came into relief already with an RBI in the game to finish with 4 strike outs and help the unranked Red Birds claim another Sectional Title. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage on JSZ! Notre Dame 4 Red Bank Catholic 2 – Non-Public “A” South Semifinals Robbie Buecker threw a complete game five-hitter with seven strikeouts and the Irish used a three-run sixth inning to continue its magical run as a #9 seed in the state playoffs. Jon Michael Rotondo hit a two run homer in the 4th to give the Caseys a 2-0 lead, but Notre Dame rallied in the sixth capped off by a Mike Kane RBI single that gave the Irish the lead . JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from another big win for Notre Dame: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for allowing us to bring you great moments from RBC sports all year long Westfield – 4 Millburn – 2 | North 2 Group 4 Final It’s been quite a week for Westfield’s Cory Hiltz. On Thursday, Hiltz announced he will play college baseball at Monmouth University, Hiltz then followed up that decision on Friday by tossing a complete game 4 hit gem, leading the Blue Devils to the North 2 Group 4 Championship over MIllburn. Westfield will now advance to the Group 4 Semi-Finals where they will play Ridgewood on Tuesday. Watch Highlights of Westfield vs Millburn on JSZ! Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting Westfield highlights! Hunterdon Central 4 Manalapan 0 – Central Group 4 Final Alex Degen started on the mound for the Red Devils, but it was an unusual day for the senior Kentucky commit. Struggling to control his fastball and curve throughout the first three innings, Degen was forced to change his pitching style. Fortunately for Central, Degen showed that even on his worst day he is still a champion. He pitched 6 shutout innings, while Dan Icaza helped him out offensively at the plate, and the Red Devil took down Manalapan 4-0. Check out highlights now: Pennsville 8 Glassboro 0 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals Cody Durham threw a five-hit shutout and seven different Eagles had RBI’s in the Eagles South Jersey Group 1 championship win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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Rumson-Fair Haven 12 Somerville 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Final The Bulldogs used a balanced scoring attack to repeat as South Jersey Group 2 champions. Watch the highlights to see Kiel Forlenza’s amazing no-look goal! JSZ’s Jay Cook has a full breakdown of Rumson-Fair Haven’s big win on Saturday morning: Jersey Sports Zone brings you special moments from RFH lacrosse thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Manasquan 15 Madison 8 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals Canyon Birch scored five of his six goals in the first half and added five assists for an 11 point game to lead the Warriors to the South Jersey Group 1 crown. Birch stands at 122 goals and 52 assists in his amazing junior campaign, just seven goals short of the state single-season scoring record. Manasquan will face Mountain Lakes in the Group 1 state championship on Wednesday in Livingston. JSZ has the highlights of Manasquan’s championship effort: Watchung Hills 10 Hunterdon Central – North Group 4 State Sectional Final Watchung Hills jumps out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter and ran away with the win. Connor James leads the scoring with 4 goals, while Spencer Bokach had 14 saves in the Warriors 10-4 victory. Highlights of this game now available:
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Montgomery 4 Hunterdon Central 3 – Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals The 6th seed, Montgomery, eliminates the 2 seed thanks to Abby O’Connor’s big day at the plate. She collected 2 RBIs, while teammate Julia Loffredo contributed 3 hits and scored 3 times herself. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you to this great sponsor for allowing us to bring you exciting Montgomery highlights all season long!
Vote now for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Ball
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: Take Our Poll Softball: 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
Hunterdon Central Wins Their First HWS Title in Five Years!
Hunterdon Central 9 Voorhees 3 – HWS County Baseball Championship Hunterdon Central has been a Mid-State baseball power for decades, but recently the Devils have failed to win a HWS Title. Luckily, the 2018 team ended the five year drought. Junior lefty, Joey DeChiaro, kept the Voorhees Vikings off balance at the plate, while Pete Cuifreda and Peter Cosentino contributed multiple hits and RBIs for the Red Devils who defeated the Vikes 9-3. Check out highlights of the HWS Final now:
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball: Take Our Poll Softball: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) 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
Hunterdon Central Wins Their Second Straight HWS Title
Hunterdon Central Delaware Valley – HWS County Tournament Final For the second straight year the Hunterdon Central Red Devils take home the HWS Title! Today’s standouts where once again Salvatore Lentine and Brian Mitrow. Lentine was today’s MVP with 4 goals and 6 assists, while Mitrow had a hat trick and three assists as well. Check out full highlights of this county final now:
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Immaculata 10 Hunterdon Central 5 – Mike Nee 4 for 4 w/ 3 RBI Earlier this season the Hunterdon Central Red Devils defeated the Immaculata Spartans in extra innings, but today things went a little differently. After being down 3-0 early, the Spartans’ offense exploded, taking a 10-5 lead in the sixth inning. Mike Nee was on fire at the plate with 4 hits, 1 walk, and 3 RBIs. Check out highlights of Immaculata’s redemption now: Jackson Memorial 10 Toms River North 4 The Jaguars plated six runs in the top of the 7th starting with a bases-loaded walk that sparked the outburst to complete a regular-season sweep of the Mariners. Jackson Memorial is now 13-4 on the season. These two teams could meet again in the upcoming Ocean County Baseball Touranment (TRN is the 2nd seed, Jackson Memorial is #3). JSZ has highlights of a great Shore Conference showdown in Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) 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
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Hunterdon Central (15) 11 Watchung Hills (7) 10 – Boys LAX The Warriors received their first loss of the season to the Red Devils in an overtime thriller! Danny Bill scores a hat trick for the Devils in the first half, while Salvatore Lentine scored the game winner in OT. Highlights now available: Warren Hills 14 Kittatinny 4 – Boys LAX – At the end of the first quarter the Blue Streaks lead just 3-2, but three hat tricks scored by Kaden Piccione, Matt Meshea, and Jack Knowles produced an 14-4 win for Warren Hills, improving them to 6-4. Full highlights available now:
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TR South – 2 Jackson Memorial – 1 | Shore Conference (A-South) Gabe Driscoll hit a high chopping ground ball in the 5th inning to break a 0-0 tie and drive in the first run for Toms River South, followed by Jordan Erbe scoring on a past ball to give the Indians a 2-0 lead. RHP Nico Gonnella pitched 6.1 Innnings and recorded 5 K’s in the win, as South moves to 6-5 on the season with a crucial divisional victory over Jackson Memorial. The Indians have no climbed all the way to a game over .500 after starting the 2018 season 0-3. Watch Highlights of the defensive battle in Toms River on JSZ! Hunterdon Central 3 North Hunterdon 2 – Alex Degen 14 Strikeouts In the first inning, North’s Grant Sible robs a homer to stop the Red Devils from an early lead. Central would eventually jump out 3-0 in the top of the sixth, but North continued to battle. Sible picks up two ribbies, but the Lions could not push a third and Central would take the 3-2 win. Alex Degen with another outstanding game, he pitched six complete innings with 14 strikeouts for his third win of the season. Check out highlights now:
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Westfield 7 No. 5 Hunterdon Central 1 The Westfield Blue Devils came to play at Diamond Nation where they faced No. 5 Hunterdon Central. In the first inning, Chris Wagner puts Westfield up 2-0 with a two-run homer, while starting pitcher, Cory Hiltz, carries his team to victory completing the full game with ten strikeouts and zero walks. Highlights of this matchup now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Blue Devil highlights all season long! Red Bank Catholic 3 Manasquan 1 Austin Nappi threw six no-hit innings after giving up three runs and a hit in the first inning and went the distance in a 72 pitch gem to give the Caseys their fifth win of the season. RBC got a pair of sacrifice flies to take the lead and added a run on a throwing error on a stolen base attempt. JSZ has highlights of Shore Conference baseball at Count Basie Field in Red Bank: Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for supporting JSZ’s coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Poll Take Our Poll Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) 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
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Seton Hall Prep 9 Hunterdon Central 8 – Boys No. 12, Hunterdon Central, took on No. 2, Seton Hall Prep tonight at Hunterdon Central High. After the first half, it looked like the Red Devils had an upset in the making with a 5-1 lead. Seton Hall Prep on the other hand, made effective halftime adjustments that forced the game into sudden death, and ultimately gave the Pirates their fourth victory of the season. Check out highlights of this exciting game now: Pleasant Valley 6 Phillipsburg 12 – Girls Phillipsburg gets their first win of the season with a 12-6 win over Pleasant Valley (PA). The Bears could not match the scoring powers of Emily Weis, Abby Evans, and Shanley Waterson who each had three goals. Highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Liner highlights all season!