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:
Vote for JSZ Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
The spring sports season saw breathtaking goals, heart-stopping hits and incredible catches on the diamond. We wrap up the 2017-18 high school sports year by asking you to cast your vote in our 2018 JSZ Spring Sports Plays of the Year. We’ll keep our polls open through Friday at 9:00 p.m. and honor the winners with a placque or a JSZ Game Ball. A special thanks to all the athletes we covered for giving us so many special highlights and thanks to you for your support of Jersey Sports Zone! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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!
Watch JSZ’s Highlights of Baseball State Semifinals from 6.5 now!
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!
Check out JSZ’s State Playoff Baseball Highlights from 6.1
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
Watch JSZ 5.3 Baseball Highlights
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
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4.21 – 4.27
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
Check out 4.28 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights!
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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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch JSZ Baseball Highlights from 4.16
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
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4/7 – 4/13
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
Watch Lacrosse Highlights from 4.9
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!
Vote for Courtney’s Game Ball Winners from Opening Week!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball and softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball award. These nominations are composed of the athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Baseball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Watch 4.6 Baseball Highlights
Hunterdon Central 12 Immaculata 9 An unbelievable rivalry matched with an unbelievable game. The Immaculata Spartans jump out early on the Red Devils, 4-0, only to be caught in the sixth inning thanks to Dan Rini’s homer. Alex Antigua tries to keep the Spartans alive with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh, but the Red Devil’s offense could not be stopped in extra innings and they take home the win. Check out these exciting highlights now: Raritan 8 Red Bank Regional 6 The Rockets stormed back from a 6-1 deficit sparked by a five-run 6th inning to spoil RBR’s home opener. Ryan Kasmer’s bloop single to shallow center plated two runs to give Raritan a 7-6 lead. Dan Fiore added a bases loaded walk to give the Rockets a two run advantage. Red Bank Regional brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the 7th, but Kyle Lamattina made a diving catch in right field to seal the victory. RBR freshman catcher CJ Paolino had three hits and 4 RBI’s in his varsity debut. JSZ brings you all the action from Little Silver: A special thanks to BCB Bayshore (Raritan) and Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional) for allowing us to bring you great highlights and features from the Rockets and Bucs all year long! Allentown 12 West Windsor- Plainsboro North 0 Being a state champion is a glorious and relieving feeling until it’s time to defend that title. Allentown shocking fans last season as they swept the county, sectional and state finals. This year the Red Birds start with a bullseye on their back, but they haven’t shown any signs of letting up. In their first two games they have scored 22 runs and have allowed 3. In their latest matchup with West Windsor- Plainsboro North, Allentown was led by catcher Chris Reeder who blasted a 3 run shot over the left field wall in the bottom of the first and would finish with 6 RBI’s total to lead his team to a 12-0 victory over the Knights. Watch the highlights and his interview below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and West Windsor- Plainsboro North coverage!
Watch Lacrosse Highlights from Opening Day on JSZ
Delbarton 11 Westfield 9 Matt Campbell broke a 9-9 tie and the Green Wave added an insurance goal late in the 4th quarter to win in a NJ high school lacrosse opener featuring two of the top 3 ranked teams in New Jersey. Thomas Maccowatt scored four goals and three assists for Delbarton, who are the defending Tournament of Champions winner. Westfield rallied from an 8-4 deficit with a pair of goals to close out the the first half followed by three straight goals to tie the game at nine at the end of three quarters. Devon McClane had 4 goals and 3 assists in a losing effort. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from an exciting game in Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of NJ high school sports is made possible by our sponsors. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Westfield HIgh all season long Chatham – 15 Rumson Fair-Haven – 3 Chatham senior Mac Bredahl scored four goals, including the 100th of his career while also surpassing his 200th point as a member of the cougars the lacross team. Connor Byrd added a hat trick as Chatham, a preseason group 2 favorite dismantled Rumson Fair Haven with a 15-3 win on opening day at Rutgers University. Watch Highlights below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Hunterdon Central 11 Bridgewater-Raritan 6 In Hunterdon Central’s season opener they were faced with a true test, the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers. Central had not defeated BR in 5 years. In fact, the Panthers were ranked 10th in the state this season, 8 spots ahead of the Red Devils, but that wouldn’t discourage Central today. The Devils followed the lead of Brian Mitrow and Justin Aimone, who both had multiple goals, as Central took down Bridgewater 11-6. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to our generous sponsors JSZ will be bringing you the best Panther highlights all season long! Summit 14 Old Bridge 1 -Boys Summit, No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 started out the season hot with a 14-1 victory over Old Bridge. The Hilltoppers got ahead early thanks to Seniors Nick Thomson and Harry Kilkowski. Thomson finished the first two quarters with three goals while Kilkowski followed with four on the day. Summit who finished 16-5 last season is looking to make another championship run after falling to Moorestown in the Group 3 State Title game last year. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring our Summit coverage!
NJ Devils honor state’s best – meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone hockey team!
The New Jersey Devils provided a special night for the Garden State’s top hockey players. The first JSZ All-Zone Hockey banquet was hosted at the Prudential Center prior to the Devils 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Following the presentation of our video highlights and Player of the Year profiles, the players, coaches and families watched the Devils game and our All-Zone team was honored during the second intermission on the world’s largest in-arena scoreboard. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Courtney DuPont recap a fantastic night at the Rock: Mickey Burns wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward was the overwhelming choice among statewide hockey coaches and media. Burns had 28 goals and 49 assists for the Ironmen. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont profiles the future Vermont Catamount Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Mickey BurnsDon Bosco Prep141347 Nick SiffringerDelbarton33520 Matt SchoerPope John13413 Zach TarantinoWall13110 John GelattSaint John Vianney1218 Tom PryymakSummit0306 A special thanks to our voting panel! Coaches: Paramus Catholic, High Point, Pope John, Summit, Ridgewood, Woodbridge Twp, Verona, Don Bosco Prep, Delbarton, Middletown North, Wall, RBC, Saint John Vianney, Central Regional, CBA Media: Matt Stypulkoski NJ.com, Chris Rotolo Shore Hockey Report, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Courtney DuPont JSZ, Rich Chrampanis JSZ Watch our features on 2nd and 3rd place finishers Nick Siffringer and Matt Schoer: Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Nick Burgess, DelbartonJohn Campomenosi, Don Bosco PrepStephen Buck, Seton Hall Prep Scott Kimiecik, DelbartonJohn Hallard, Middletown NorthDean DiFazio, CBA Ciaran McNelis, Red Bank CatholicJalen Kaplan, DelbartonTJ Evan, Woodbridge TownshipMickey Burns, Don Bosco Prep - JSZ Hockey Player of the Year Hunter Macy, DelbartonDrew Galea, Woodbridge TownshipMatt Schoer, Pope John - POY Finalist Thomas Shweigardt, Don Bosco PrepJohn Gelatt, Saint John VianneyNick Siffringer, Delbarton - POY Finalist John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Kyle Knight, St. Augustine Prep Alex Konovalov, Ridge Tsubasa Konishi, Don Bosco Prep Jin Lee, Northern Highlands Kyle Mandleur, Hun School Liam Noonan, CBA Tom Pryymak, Summit Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep Zach Tarantino, Wall Aidan Trainor, Princeton Will Vitton, Summit Thomas Winter, Chatham Will Zimmer, Randolph Top 5 Goals from February and JSZ’s Save of the Year JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez talked with some of our Plays of the Month honorees and was with them as they watched their goals play on the scoreboard at the Rock: Watch our winners and thanks to everyone who voted Save of the Year: Thomas Kampf, Central Regional #5: Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central #4: Collin Andersen, Rumson-Fair Haven #3: John Callander, Point Pleasant Boro #2: Hunter Macy, Delbarton #1: Jin Lee, Northern Highlands A special thanks to Thomas Dreisbach and the staff at the New Jersey Devils for giving New Jersey high school hockey players a special experience at the Rock all season long!
Vote now for NJ Devils Goal and Save of the Year!
With the high school hockey season wrapping up on Monday with the state championships, it’s time for you to vote for the top goal captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras and the top save of the year. The winners of each poll will be featured during the Devils March 24th game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. We will keep the polls open until 8:00 pm on Friday. Thank you to the players for all the great highlights during the season and thanks to everyone who watched our videos and voted all season long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll We’re excited to honor the top players in New Jersey at our All-State Hockey Banquet during the Devils/Lightning game on March 24th. We’ll show highlight videos from the top players in the state as well as honor the Top 5 goals from February and the save of the year. A special thanks to the New Jersey Devils for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to provide special memories for NJ high school hockey players.
Watch Sectional Final Hoop Highlights from March 6th on JSZ
Ranney School – 71 Trenton Catholic – 56 | Non-Public B South Final Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds as The Panthers made history, capturing their 1st ever Sectional Title. The 71-56 win over Trenton Catholic in the Non-Public B South Title Game is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. The Panthers now advance to the Non-Public B State Title game Saturday in Toms River, where they will face the winner of top ranked Roselle Catholic and Gill St. Bernard’s. A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Nottingham 59 Moorestown 56 (OT) – Central Group 3 Boys Final Second seed Nottingham took on their toughest task of the season as they took on number one seed Moorestown for the chance to win the school’s first ever sectional title. The Northstars fell behind early to trail 18-7 at the end of the first. They would not lead until the third, but even then it was short lived as Moorestown was able to go ahead 42-38 going into the fourth. With time winding down in the final quarter Darell Johnson would tie the game at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. In OT it would be Cliff Joseph’s four free throws and his game winning steal to help Nottingham leave with a 59-56 victory and the Central Group 3 Title. It has been a season to remember for Nottingham. In their best season in school history they continue to make history. When you look at what they accomplished: 27 wins, the most by any North Stars team, two 1,000 point scorers, taking down Trenton Catholic in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to win their first county tournament and now they get their first ever sectional title in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Rutgers Prep 58 Trenton Catholic 54 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Final Leilani Correa scored 6 of her 27 points in overtime as Rutgers Prep survived a buzzer beater from Kaela Reed and an amazing comeback by Trenton Catholic to make it three straight Non-Public “B” South titles. The Argonauts had a commanding 37-20 lead late in the third quarter until Trenton Catholic mounted an amazing 20-1 run to take the lead. In the final seconds, Olivia Mullins drove in for two to give Rutgers Prep a 50-47 lead, but Reed stepped back and nailed a three to beat the buzzer to force overtime. In OT, Correa made four straight free throws followed by a baseline jumper to get the Argonauts another Non-Public “B” South title. Watch the highlights of an exciting battle from Jackson Liberty High: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Manasquan 67 Lincoln 43 – Central Jersey Group 2 Girls Final Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney each scored 18 points as Manasquan put forth a dominating effort to win its 5th consecutive sectional title. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 team capturing another trophy: Hunterdon Central 32 Montgomery 26 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Final Hunterdon Central, the underdog is this North 2 Group 4 Final, was more than pleased to take how the trophy seeing as their program had not won the title since 1995. But tonight at Montgomery High the Red Devils’ defensive performance kept them in the game and on course to victory. Check out full highlights now, including post-game with Peyton McNally and Christina Mitrow. Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Montgomery High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best Cougar highlights all year long! Delsea 53 Seneca 40 – South Jersey Group 3 Boys Final Kolby Braxton had 15 points and 11 boards as Delsea wins the South Jersey Group 3 crown and a matchup with Nottingham in the state semifinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel recaps the Delsea win: Woodbury 63 Glassboro 52 – South Jersey Group 1 Boys Final Aaron Estrada scored 22 points to lead Woodbury to a second straight South Jersey Group 1 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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JSZ will post highlights and post-game reaction from all four state championship hockey games at the Prudential Center in Newark. Check back often for updates! Delbarton 4 Don Bosco Prep 2 Hunter Macy broke a 2-2 tie early in the third period in what proved to be the game-winner as the Green Wave win the NJ Non-Public state championship for a third straight year. Delbarton lost two regular-season meetings to the Ironmen, but answered with a Gordon Cup and state title over their rival. JSZ has the highlights from the Rock featuring the Garden State’s two best teams on the ice: Hunterdon Central 5 Woodbridge Township 1 Scott Schnell scored in the opening minute of the game and added two more goals in the third period for a hat trick as the Red Devils win their first state championship on the ice. Watch Schnell’s snipes and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center: Northern Highlands 1 Randolph 0 – Public “B” Final Cormac Cindrich scored the game’s lone goal in the first period and John Werber turned away 19 shots to give Northern Highlands its first state title on the ice. JSZ has the big moment from the Rock: Summit 3 Chatham 0 – Public C State Championship Nikita Pryymak turned away 32 shots for a third consecutive shutout in the post-season and Greg Spitznagel scored a pair of goals to give the Hilltoppers the Public C title. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center; JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs
3.1 NJSIAA Hockey Semifinal Highlights
Hunterdon Central 3 Wayne Hills 2 – Public A Semifinal Hunterdon Central trailed 1-0 in the second period; however, Alex Ahern tied the game up in the first, while team captain Scott Schnell gave the Red Devils the lead during the start of the third. Check out full highlights now: Don Bosco 7 Gloucester Catholic 0 – Non-Public Semifinal The Ironmen dominated this game from start to finish. The first goal of the night was score by Tsubasa Koninshi and things only got better from there. Check out highlights from this one as the Ironman move on to the Non-Public final at The Rock next week: Delbarton 5 CBA 0 – Non-Public Semifinal Delbarton proved themselves worthy of fighting for a state title tonight after shutting out CBA. Nick Siffringer showed up once again for the Green Wave. He scored two goals and after the game JSZ caught up with him to discuss Delbarton’s upcoming Non-Public final against Don Bosco. Check out that interview and more now:
Watch Hoops Highlights from County Tournament Finals on JSZ!
Jersey Sports Brings you around the state for great championship game highlights from The Bergen County Jamboree and Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex County Tournament! Don Bosco Prep – 54 Bergen Catholic – 38 | Bergen Jamboree Final Don Bosco Prep has faced their arch rival Bergen Catholic five times in the Bergen County Jamboree Final, and now five times the Ironmen have prevailed. Senior Ron Harper Jr., a Rutgers University commit, poured in 25 points leading Don Bosco Prep to a 54-38 win over Bergen Catholic and a second consecutive Jamboree Title. Matt Herasme added 11 points for the Ironmen, and Zachary Freemantle scored 13 for the Crusaders in the loss. Watch Highlights of Don Bosco Prep vs Bergen Catholic below! A special thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs in Summit and Paramus for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Bergen Catholic. High Point 56 Delaware Valley 29 – Girls Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Final High Point with a dominating performance outscored the Del Val Lady Terrier’s 56-29. The game leading scorer with Margo Peterson who had 28 points and was also named the game’s MVP. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with Peterson now: Pope John 70 North Hunterdon 63 – Boys Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Final This game was a nail-biter! The Pope John Lions held the lead through the third period, but North never let up the gas. They tied the game up and forced it into OT. However, in OT it was Pope John who turned up the heat and took home the HWS Title. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with the game’s MVP, Aaron Clark who scored 20 points, now:
Watch 2.23 JSZ Hockey State Playoff Highlights
Hunterdon Central 5 Monroe 2 – Public “A” Quarterfinals Alex Ahern had two goals and two assists as the Red Devils scored three times in the second period to mount a 4-0 lead and hold on to advance to the school’s first-ever hockey state semifinal. Monroe scored two girls early in the third period to get within 4-2, but Ahern’s second goal of the game closed out the scoring. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Flemington Ice Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monroe High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Colonia 3 Clifton 0 – Public “A” Second Round Following a 3-1 loss ninth seed Colonia came into their game with eight seed Clifton looking to advance to the quarterfinals of the Boys Public A tournament. The Patriots came out firing and took an early one nothing lead at the end of the first. Drew Galea would score a goal at 12:37 in the second and with 345 remaining in the third to help Colonial secure a 3-0 victory over Clifton. The Patriots will face number one seed Montclair on 2/25. Watch the highlights:
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Hudson Catholic – 95 Marist – 43 Hudson County Tournament Quarterfinals Luther Muhammad poured in a season high 32 points while grabbing 8 boards, and Villanova bound point guard Jahvon Quinerly dished out 11 assists to go along with 15 points as Hudson Catholic came away with a 95-43 win over Marist in the Hudson County Tournament QuarterFinals. The No. 1 seeded Hawks advance to play Lincoln in the Semi-Finals on Tuesday Night. Watch Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Marist below! Notre Dame 91 Steinert 70 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals Saturday’s game between fourth seed Notre Dame and fifth seed Steinert was the match up most knew was inedible at some point in the Mercer County Tournament. These two were some of the Colonial Valley Conference’s best in the 2017-2018 season. The Fighting Irish took a 22-16 lead at the end of the first then Notre Dame began piling on the points from beyond the arc thanks to Kayla Burnett who had 17 to take a 48-33 lead at half time. ND would continue it’s stunning performance in the second half to eventually walk away with a 91-70 win to send them to the Semifinal round to face number one seed Trenton Catholic on 2/20. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Trenton 66 Hopewell Valley 40 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals It was the second meeting for third seed Trenton and sixth seed Hopewell Valley in a little over a week and the Tornadoes were able to put on another spectacular performance against HVC, this time in the Mercer County Tournament quarterfinals. Trenton got ahead early to go into halftime leading 33-12. In the second half Reggie James would take over to rack up 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 66-40 win against the Bulldogs. The next task for the Tornadoes will be taking on the number one seed Trenton Catholic in the MCT semifinals on 2/20 at the Cure Auto Insurance Arena. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Trenton coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 79 Voorhees 65 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals North Hunterdon trailed their district rivals, the Voorhees Vikings, early in this game; however, that seems to be a trend with these Lions. They made a comeback last week against the Vikings and did it once again during the HWS Semis. Paul Woolhouse came up big for the Lions with 22 points and a complete domination under the basket. Check out full highlights now: Pope John 58 Central 53 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals Pope John previously knocked out the No. 1 seed of the HWS tournament, Phillipsburg, and was faced with another challenge during the semifinals when they met the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. However, Aaron Clark for the Lions shined, scoring 29 points, while Eddie Davis contributed 22. The two guards provided enough momentum to pull off the upset late in the fourth quarter. Full highlights now available: High Point 40 Sparta 35 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals No. 1 seed, High Point, gets a scare in the second quarter of this one thanks to an offensive push by Sparta’s Erin Walsh. However, the Spartans could not hold on to that short-lived lead and the No. 1 seed would remain onto with a 40-35 victory over Sparta. Trisha Peterson contributed 14 for the Wildcats. Check out her highlights and more now: Delaware Valley 28 Warren Hills 27 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals In an unbelievable turn of events, the Del Val Lady Terriers find a way to shock the Warren Hills Blue Streaks in the final 11 seconds of this HWS semifinal game. Amanda Kix not only led the team in scoring, but she made the last second shot that sealed the deal for the Terriers. Check out those highlights now: Red Bank Catholic 68 Colts Neck 33 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Quarterfinals Amanda Hart had a career-high 20 points to lead four Caseys in double digits as the #3 seed was dominant against the #11 seed. Hart had four three-pointers as the Caseys had a total of 10 triples. Rose Caverly scored 13, Katie Rice added 11 and Hayley Moore scored 10 as the Caseys improve to 20-4 and secured a spot in the SCT semifinals. Watch the highlights here: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our Colts Neck coverage all year long Manasquan 66 Toms River North 38 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Dara Mabrey had 21 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds as the Warriors were able to blow open an 8 point halftime lead to a comfortable win. Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney had 14 points each for Manasquan who will face #3 RBC in the Shore Conference Semifinals. Watch the highlights of Manasquan’s 22nd win of the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
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Manasquan 50 Saint Rose 44 (OT) – Girls Faith Masonius hit a three-pointer with a minute to go to force overtime and Annie Mako scored all four of her points in OT to lead Manasquan to its 20th win of the season. Masonius finished the game with 23 points and 8 rebounds as the future Maryland Terp hit four three-pointers. Manasquan led for most of the game until Saint Rose put together a fantastic 4th quarter. Lucy Thomas had 14 points and 8 rebounds sparking the comeback. Lovin Marsicano made 3 of 4 free throws to put the Purple Roses up 42-39 before Masonius got the Warriors back even. In OT, Mako’s three-pointer put Manasquan ahead and five free throws sealed the victory. Another tremendous game in this great NJ girls rivalry. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction: 2018 Primetime Shootout at East Orange Campus Patrick School – 59 St. Benedict’s Prep – 54 The Patrick School used a balanced scoring attack and a hellacious defensive effort to complete the 59-54 upset win over the USA Today’s No. 9 ranked Gray Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep. All but one player on the Celtic’s roster scored, led by Alejandro Vasquez with 15 points. Senior point guard Marquis Nowell orchestrated the Celtic’s offense with precision, recording 8 assists while also playing tight defense on St. Benedict’s sharp shooting guards. Watch highlights of the Patrick School’s thrilling win below! Ranney School – 73 Riverdale Baptist (MD) – 44 Bryan Antoine scored 22 points and put on an aerial display worthy of the NBA Dunk Contest, while Scottie Lewis added 17 points and dished out 6 assists as Ranney came away with a dominating 29 point win over a solid out-of-state opponent in Riverdale Baptist. Savior Akuwovo also chipped in 17 points & 13 rebounds for the panthers in the win. Watch the Highlights below! Our Savior New American (NY) 62 Nottingham 53 – Boys Colonial Valley Conference favorite Nottingham has done an excellent job this season of holding teams down with defense early on and unloading points on offense in the second half. However, in Saturday’s match up at the Prime Time Shootout at East Orange with Our Savior New American (NY) the Northstars found themselves trailing for an entire game for the first time this season. Nottingham was no match for the size of the Pioneers who eventually took the contest 62-53. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Lincoln Academy (GA) 70 Trenton Catholic 64 – Boys With the regular season coming to a close Trenton Catholic (12-8) is looking to get some extra momentum heading into next week’s Mercer County Tournament where they are projected to be the top seed. While it has not been the ideal season for the Iron Mikes six of their losses come to NJ Top 20 teams. On Saturday TCA faced off with Georgia Prep power Lincoln Academy. Trenton Catholic managed to keep it a tight game in the first half but the size of brothers Harouna and Moulaye Sissoko was a mismatch that would eventually lead to a 70-64. The Iron Mikes will wrap up the regular season when they host No. 20 St. Augustine on 2/14. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Warren Hills 35 Hunterdon Central 29 – Girls Warren Hills (2 seed) and Hunterdon Central (7 seed) play extremely similar fast-pace offenses, and that was apparent today. However, early in the fourth quarter Hunterdon Central would get in some foul trouble and the Streaks would go 10/15 from the line just in the fourth, Devyn Gara had six of those points and the finals score of this one would be 35-29 Warren Hills. Check out full highlights now: Delaware Valley 33 Voorhees 17 – Girls Voorhees had an early lead in this Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex quarterfinal, but it was Del Val’s Margaret Affled who dominated the offensive push in the second quarter scoring 15 points (all three pointers). The Lady Terriers win 33-17 and will advance to the semi’s next week against the number two seed, the Warren Hills Blue Streaks. Check out full highlights now:
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Long Branch 30 Brick Memorial 29 – Central Jersey Group 4 Finals Daniel Santos-Silva scored a dramatic two-point takedown with 10 seconds to go in the 3rd period of the final match of the night to give Long Branch a thrilling one-point win over the Mustangs. Santos-Silva was tied with Ron Hopping 1-1 at 182 pounds when he delivered what proved to be the clinching points. The two teams went back and forth scoring points. A critical turning point came at 160 pounds when freshman David Szuba scored a 3-2 Ultimate Tiebreaker Win over Luke Arnold to give Brick Memorial a critical three points. A pin by the Mustangs Ean Mueller at 170 pounds gave Brick Memorial a nine point swing and a 29-26 lead. Santos-Silva’s win tied the match at 29 and Long Branch won on criteria thanks to an 8-6 edge in overall matches. Watch the exciting match and the thrilling final moments: We’re able to bring you great moments from Long Branch sports thanks to the support of Rosario Realty! Long Branch 30 Brick Memorial 29 195 lbs: Peter Wersinger (LB) technical fall vs. Roberto Hererra 19-4 220 lbs: Sam Williams (BM) pins La’Qym Morris 3:59 285 lbs: Kevin Cerruti (LB) defeats Christopher Mittler 7-0 106 lbs: Joe Rotondo (BM) majority decision vs. Dylan Kelleher 12-2 113 lbs: Vin Santaniello (BM) majority decision vs. Rey Guzman 14-4 120 lbs: Ryan Zimmerman (LB) defeats Michael Richardson 6-0 126 lbs: Chris Dean (LB) majority decision vs. Liam Rivera 15-6 132 lbs: Stivini Silva (LB) defeats Ryan Andrus 5-1 138 lbs: Caleb Alvarado (BM) pins Ryan Carey 1:43 145 lbs: Isaac Shohet (LB) majority decision vs. Brian Alexander 10-0 152 lbs: Louie Saez (LB) majority decision vs. Bryan Willson 11-3 160 lbs: David Szuba (BM) defeats Luke Arnold 3-2 UTB 170 lbs: Ean Mueller (BM) pins Edgar Padilla 5:11 182 lbs: Dan Santos-Silva (LB) defeats Ron Hopping Phillipsburg 32 Middletown North 30 – North 2 Group 4 Finals Thirty-seven. That’s right, the Phillipsburg Stateliners’ wrestling program has won 37 state sectional wrestling titles in 39 years of the state tournament. No. 2-seeded Phillipsburg added it’s most recent trophy to the case on Friday night when they trekked to the Jersey Shore to take on No. 1-seed Middletown North in the North Jersey 2 Group 4 sectional finals. Pins in the middle of the lineup by Cody Harrison, Josh Ramos and Lance Wissing helped propel the Stateliners to a 32-30 victory. Phillipsburg will turn right around after the win and head to Toms River on Sunday for the Group Championships. Phillipsburg has a date with Roxbury in the Group 4 semifinals starting at 11:30 a.m. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-match reaction from Middletown: Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg. They are the reason we are able to capture great moments from the Stateliners all year long! Phillipsburg 32 Middletown North 30 285: Austin Dewise (MN) d. Patrick Sharpe 3-0 106: Thomas O’Keefe (MN) d. Logan Maczko 7-1 113: Tyler Klinsky (MN) d. Cullen Day 8-1 120: Travis Jones (P) d. Freddy Luchs 7-0 126: Nate Pujols (MN) d. Luke Hardin 9-3 132: Kyle Tino (P) tf. Chris McCarthy 25-7 138: Cody Harrison (P) p. Mike Puzo 0:28 145: Stanley Wojdylak (MN) d. Jayson Zinsmeister 7-1 152: Josh Ramos (P) p. Joe Cavanagh 5:59 160: Brian Meyer (P) by forfeit 170: Lance Wissing (P) p. Nico Cerbo 182: Nicko Cofone (MN) by forfeit 195: Jacob Anderson (MN) d. Austin Roth 3-1 220: Kevin McCarthney (MN) by forfeit Howell 29 Hunterdon Central 20 – Central Jersey Group 5 Finals It was a Group V Sectional Final rematch for the Howell Rebels and Hunterdon Central Red Devils tonight at Hunterdon Central High School. The Rebels were the favorite once again this year, coming in ranked No. 3 in the state, while the Red Devils sat in the No. 7 spot. Last year it was Howell who came out on top, and so Hunterdon Central was looking for redemption. Unfortunately for the home squad, the Rebels came to wrestle. Howell took the match 29-20 after Christian Murphy sank the only pin of the night in one minute and 25 seconds, and both Darby Diedrich and Kyle Slendorn remained undefeated with decisions in the 120 and 132 weight classes. The Rebels are now 30-0 heading into groups. Check out full highlights now: Howell 29 Hunterdon Central 20 145 lbs: Vince Romaniello (HC) defeats Paul Jakub 10-7 152 lbs: Xavier Kelly (H) defeats Norman Cella 10-5 160 lbs: Kevin Ciresa (HC) defeats Evan Richard 9-0 170 lbs: Shane Reitsma (H) majority decision vs. Dan Furmato 18-4 182 lbs: Christian Murphy (H) pins Kyle Barrett 1:25 195 lbs: Lukas Bakerian (HC) defeats Rashaun Hansford 8-1 220 lbs: Angelo Crespo (HC) defeats Joe Sardina 7-5 285 lbs: Ryan Joyce (HC) defeats Scott Prendergast 3-2 106 lbs: Brett Ungar (HC) majority decision vs. Jesse Liptzin 8-0 113 lbs: Jerry Lleshi (H) majority decision vs. Colton Washleski 16-8 120 lbs: Darby Diedrich (H) defeats Jack Bauer 3-1 126 lbs: Luke Rada (H) defeats Anthony Romaniello 9-2 132 lbs: Kyle Slendorn (H) defeats Hunter Graf 10-6 138 lbs: Dan Esposito (H) defeats Pasquale Vizzoni 2-1 TB
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Girl Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Boy Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Ceremonies: Teresa Wolak – Bridgewater-Raritan Jake Bentz – Manville REMINDER: You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
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Saint John Vianney 52 Long Island Lutheran 47 – Girls Sajada Bonner had 18 points and Brelynn Bellamy added 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Lancers to another quality win. SJV vaulted into the USA Today Top 25 national poll at #23 and faced off against a Long Island Lutheran team that has spent time in multiple national polls. SJV is a perfect 18-0 on the season. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has the highlights of a marquee matchup featuring two of the East Coast’s top teams: JSZ’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possibly by BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration. Manasquan 84 Rumson-Fair Haven 54 – Girls The Warriors got 64 points from the trio of Dara Mabrey, Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney to get their 17th win of the season. Manasquan used stifling defense to contain Tori Hyduke, NJ’s leading scorer, to a season-low 12 points. Mabrey had 24 points and Masonius and Mullaney had 20 each. Watch the highlights of a dominating effort by Lisa Kukoda’s Warriors: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Rumson-Fair Haven 56 Manasquan 45 – Boys Jackson McCarthy scored seven straight points in the 4th quarter as part of his 18 point effort to give RFH a 13th straight win. Rumson had a one point lead at the half and led by four after three before McCarthy’s three straight baskets gave the Bulldogs some breathing room. JSZ has highlights of a Shore Conference battle on Saturday afternoon: No. 4 Rutgers Prep 63 No. 11 Trenton Catholic 51 Girls After falling to now No. 3 Manasquan last Sunday at the Coaches Choice Showcase No. 4 Rutgers Prep was back at it facing another ranked opponent Saturday afternoon, No. 11 Trenton Catholic. The Iron Mike’s led Rutgers Prep for the first quarter, but the Argonauts managed to fight back to lead by 10 for the rest of the game thanks to Leilani Correa who had 26 points. Watch the highlights now: Trenton Catholic 65 Rutgers Prep 48 Boys Trenton Catholic fresh off a six point loss to Linden entered Saturday’s battle with 10-5 Rutgers Prep ready to make a statement as county tournament play is right around the corner. The Iron Mike’s were able to hold a double digit lead at halftime, but coming out of the break they extended that lead to 20 thanks to Quashawn Lane who scored 19 on the day. TCA didn’t let up in the fourth and was able to walk away with a 65-48 win over Rutgers Prep. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 66 South Hunterdon 43 North Hunterdon had the early lead in this game, but the South Hunterdon Eagles held on for a while. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Lions pulled ahead late in the game thanks to their leading scorer once again, Mike DelSantro (13 points), and the Lions to went on to win a 66-43 victory. North will move onto round two of the H/W/S on Feb. 10th against the winner of Hackettstown vs Lenape Valley. Full highlights of today’s game now available: Hunterdon Central 59 Wallkill Valley 9 This one was a complete domination by the Hunterdon Central girls. From the start they had the offensive edge going into halftime with a 31-4 lead, and finishing this game off 59-9. The Red Devil’s leading scorers were Danielle Cornetta and Peyton McNally who each had 12 points. Full highlights now available: Hunterdon Central 64 Warren Hills 46 The No. 5 seed, Central, took on the No. 12 seed, Warren Hills, in round two of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Basketball Tournament. Central took the early lead and thanks to an outstanding performance by Sean Oberman and Sam Johnson they held on for the 64-46 win, advancing them to the quarterfinals of the HWS. Check out highlights now:
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Lincoln – 46 St. Peter’s Prep – 45 in OT Donte Darby stepped into the go-ahead three pointer with just over a minute to play in overtime to give the Lincoln Lions a 46-45 win over their Jersey City rival St. Peter’s Prep. Darby scored 12, LaQuim Walker added 13 points and 15 rebounds as Lincoln improved to 12-5 on the season. Watch Highlights of Lincoln vs St. Peter’s Prep below! Rahway 72 Roselle 67 Rahway came into tonight undefeated (15-0), and after the first quarter of this game it seemed they would add their 16th win easily over the Roselle Rams. However, in the 2nd half the Rams came storming back to give the Indians a run for their money. Unfortunately for Roselle, they came up short and Rahway’s Keyshawn Cummings and Nick Galette teamed up to put this W away for the Indians late in the fourth. Those highlights now available: Hunterdon Central 64 Phillipsburg 55 The Phillipsburg Stateliners and Hunterdon Central Red Devils are two teams that have had similar 2017-2018 seasons; however, they each present different strengths. P-Burg’s Chris Mann and Jayshawn Grant provide the Liners was size and strength under the boards, while Central is more of a shooting team with Sean Oberman providing a dangerous three-point shot. Today, it was the shooters who pulled off the win and improved to 10-3. Check out those highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Phillipsburg Stateliners is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club JSZ will bring you the best of P-Burg athletics all season long!
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Thanks for joining JSZ this week for another exciting week of boys and girls basketball. This week we had some amazing games in the mid-state conferences, and now it’s time to vote for Game Balls! Check out this week’s nominations and let us know which young athletes deserve the Mid-State Game Balls: Mid-State Game Ball – Girls Nominations Take Our Poll Mid-State Game Ball – Boy Nominations Take Our Poll Please remember, if you believe there a athlete deserves to be nominated for this week’s Game Ball award, but is not represented on one of these two lists, please email Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name, stats and school of the player you’d like to nominate. Thanks for watching JSZ and happy voting! Previous Game Ball Ceremonies:
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Middletown South 8 Princeton 4 Craig Bahrs and Deven Ralph each scored two goals as Middletown South scored three goals in the span of 3:02 after falling behind 1-0 to spark a win over Princeton in a matchup of two nine-win teams. Mike Racioppi had four assists for the Eagles who improved to 10-3 on the season. JSZ has highlights from Middletown Ice World: JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Window and Doors. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great highlights of Princeton High all year long. Watchung Hills 1 Hunterdon Central 6 In the first period, the Watchung Hills Warriors stayed tight with the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. Unfortunately for the Warriors, in the last minute and a half of the second period the Red Devils score two goals, including an off-the-glass beauty from Jake Stapert and a hat trick from Rich Stefanik. The Red Devils take the win 6-1 over the Warriors. Full highlights available now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Pingry 1 Ridge 4 – Highlights to come It’s an upset! Skyland conference rankings prior to tonight’s matchup listed the Pingry Big Blue as No. 1 and the Ridge Red Devils as No. 2, but after tonight that is no more. Ridge pulls out a huge win over Pingry thanks to Alex Konovalov who had two goals and one assists. The Red Devils, now number one in the conference, have a record of 11-3-3. Full highlights now available:
No. 6 Phillipsburg defeated by No. 9 Hunterdon Central
Phillipsburg 21 Hunterdon Central 38 Hunterdon Central and Phillipsburg, two powerhouse wrestling programs with a lot in common. Both undefeated coming into tonights match, both head coaches from the same town and both looking for their next victory. The Central Red Devils, ranked 9th in the state behind No. 6 P-Burg, made a statement tonight. The Red Devils had four pins and one technical fall to take a major upset victory over Phillipsburg 38-21. After the match, JSZ’s Courtney DuPont caught up with head coach Jon Cantagallo-Rohm to see how the Red Devils prepared for the Liners. Check out that interview and more now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Stateliners is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club JSZ will bring you all of the best P-Burg highlights all season long!
Vote now for the Mid-State Basketball Game Balls
Each week JSZ will bring you nominations for two Mid-State game balls, one will be awarded to a female basketball player and another will be award to a male basketball player. Game balls are our way of recognizing players for their outstanding performances during the week, and will be delivered to players during practice the week following. Along with the game balls, comes a game ball ceremony that will be featured right here on jerseysportszone.com and all of our social media. Check out this week’s nominations and vote for your favorite athlete. The polls will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Mid-State Girls Basketball Nominations: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boys Basketball Nominations: Take Our Poll Please advise: If you believe there is an athlete who deserves to be represented this week, but is not featured on these lists please email JSZ’s Mid-State representative, Courtney DuPont, at email@example.com. In your email please include the name of the athlete, the school they attend and their stats for the week.
Watch 1.6 Hoop Highlights
JSZ has highlights from all across the Garden State including four games of action from the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase, a last second win for Trenton over Ewing and the 1000th point for Phillipsburg’s Chris Mann. Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase at Brookdale Community College Rumson-Fair Haven 46 CBA 43 Ian O’Connor scored 22 of his 24 in the second half to lead an RFH comeback from double digits to beat the Colts. CBA had a 24-13 lead at the half paced by Stephen Braunstein who scored 12 of his 16 in the first two quarters. O’Connor was aggressive attacking the rim. His lay-in to beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter got the Bulldogs within two at 29-27. O’Connor’s hot hand would build a seven point lead. Rob Mahala gave CBA the lead back at 42-41 with 2:38 to go, but O’Connor broke a 42-42 tie in the final minute and RFH held on. Watch the highlights of a great game and post-game reaction from Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch. Thanks to ServPro for letting us bring you great Bulldogs highlights all year long! Ranney 59 Patrick School 43 Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine combined for 41 points as Ranney gets a much coveted win against a North Jersey superpower. The Panthers used a 12-0 run to close the third quarter and take a 46-36 lead. Lewis had 21 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds and was named the game’s MVP and Antoine added 20. Al-Amir Dawes paced the Patrick School with 23 points highlighted by six three-pointers. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Brookdale Community College: Roman Catholic 59 Mater Dei Prep 49 Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic road tripped eastwards to face off against Mater Dei Prep in the third out of five games at the Hoop Group Showcase at Brookdale Community College. The Cahillites were led by their super senior and Towson University commit Allen Betrand, who paced his team with a commanding 18 points towards a 59-49 win over Mater Dei. The Seraphs’ Alexander Rice yet again showcased his long-range prowess with a team-high 18 points but it wasn’t enough to stave off a second-half surge by Roman Catholic. The Cahillites turned on the jets after the break and went on a 24-3 run in the 4th quarter to seal the win. Watch the highlights from a big comeback in Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac. Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for letting us showcase great Mater Dei sports all year long Ocean 37 Neptune 29 Andrew Seager had 17 points and 6 rebounds to help the Spartans snap a three game losing streak. Neptune’s Jared Kimbrough had 19 points and 18 rebounds in a losing effort. Ocean was sparked by an 11-0 run in the 4th quarter. Watch the highlights from Lincroft: Phillipsburg 58 Watchung Hills 56 (OT) Chris Mann scores his 1,000th point late in the third quarter of this nail-biter. Watching Hills almost takes the win thanks to an outstanding three-point performance by Gavin DeFuria, but Jayshawn Grant and Mann each score over 20 points for P-Burg and the Stateliners take the win in OT. Check out full highlights brought to you by Jersey Sports Zone’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert! JSZ’s coverage of the Phillipsburg Stateliners is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster club. Jersey Sports Zone will be bringing you Stateliner highlights all season long! Trenton 52 Ewing 50 Saturday’s match up between Ewing and Trenton started out as a 20 point blowout in the first half but the Blue Devils managed to cut the deficit to single digits entering the fourth. After tying the game up it came down to a free throw from Ji’Ayir Brown for Trenton to tie the game up at 50-50 with 30 seconds remaining. Following a missed shot Jacque Alfred was able to get the rebound and score with five seconds remaining to win the game. Trenton bounces back after their most recent upset loss to West Windsor- Plainsboro North to improve to 6-1. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the call: Ewing 72 Trenton 48 After being ranked twelfth in the NJ Top 20 last week the Ewing Blue Devils were not on the list when they took on Trenton. Ewing star Miya Grimes came to play in this one as the senior racked up 15 points, 13 rebounds and 9 steals to help lead the Blue Devils to a 72-48 victory. This win could be just what the defending central group 3 champs need to return to the ranks. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Ewing and Trenton coverage on JSZ! Voorhees 61 Mount Olive 50 The Mount Olive Marauders were overpowered by the fast pace of the Voorhees’ offense. Eric Schroeter scored 20 points for the Vikings, making his season total after 6 games played 74. Check out full highlights now: Hunterdon Central 52 Moorestown 23 Moorestown paid a visit to Hunterdon Central, where the Red Devils’ offense was a bit overpowering. Starting point guard, Ashley Mitrow dominated the court scoring 16 points, while teammate Peyton McNally had 10. Hunterdon Central gets their fourth win of the season. Check out full highlights now:
Watch 12.27 JSZ Holiday Hoops Highlights
JSZ has a large menu for our Wednesday holiday hoops coverage. We will post game highlights throughout the day Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldawg Classic Rumson-Fair Haven 66 Fort Hamilton (NY) 45 Jack Solano had 24 points including a stretch of four straight three-pointers to lead RFH to a 21 point win over Fort Hamilton out of Brooklyn on a night when the Bulldogs unveiled their 2017 Central Jersey Group 2 state championship banner. Elijah McAllister had 4 points and 8 blocked shots for RFH who are now 3-0 on the season. Watch the highlights from Thursday night in Rumson: Saint Peter’s Prep 44 Barnegat 30 Shayne Simon is known as one of the nation’s best football players. The future Notre Dame linebacker showed his skills on the basketball court as he sparked a Marauders comeback with key offensive rebounds and baskets in the third quarter. Barnegat had a 13-12 halftime lead before Simon scored five straight points to give Saint Peter’s Prep the lead for good. Simon and Dmitri Plexidas had 11 to lead the way for Saint Peter’s who is now 3-1 on the season. Mike Revello had 13 for Barnegat and is now seven points away from 1000 for his career. Watch highlights of a great battle at Rumson-Fair Haven High School: Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, South Carolina Linden 79 Northwood Academy 30 Tavon Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds to set the tone for a dominating effort for the Tigers at the Rotary Roundball Classic at North Charleston High School in South Carolina. Linden advances to the semifinals of their bracket in the event which also features Don Bosco Prep playing in a separate bracket. Don Bosco won its opening round game as well in Charleston. A special thanks to Scott Eisberg of WCIV-TV for giving Jersey fans some southern holiday hoops! Hillsborough Holiday Tournament Hillsborough 59 Hightstown 54 The host team of the 2017 Hillsborough Holiday Tournament, the Raiders, came into today winless. Fortunately, today’s leading scorer Justin Brown and his 20 point contribution changed that. The Raiders got their first win over the Hightstown Rams 59-54 and will play Hunterdon Central in the Tournament final tomorrow evening at 7PM. Check out highlights now: Hunterdon Central 80 West Orange 67 The first matchup in today’s Mid-State Holiday Tournament featured Hunterdon Central and West Orange. Central came in 3-1, while West Orange remained undefeated. However, it was Central’s big day as they handed the Mountaineers their first loss of the season. The star of the game was shooting guard, Sean Oberman, who scored 27 total points, three of which were three pointers. Check out full highlights now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Lady Lancer’s 1st Annual Winter Showcase St. John Vianney – 63 Franklin High School – 55 Junior Point Guard Sarah Karpell led the Lancers with 16 points and some great defensive play, as St. John Vianney took down the defending TOC Champions of Franklin at the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Vianney will now play another challenging game against Rutgers Prep on Thursday. Franklin’s Diamond Miller scored 24 in the loss. Watch Full Highlights and post game reaction from SJV vs Franklin below! Rutgers Prep – 70 Rumson Fair-Haven 47 Rutgers Prep is currently the No. 2 ranked team in New Jersey, and the Argonauts proved worthy of that ranking on Wednesday. Leilani Correa led the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a dominant 23 point win over RFH. George Washington Bound point guard Tori Hyduke scored a game high 36 for Rumson in the loss. Rutgers Prep will now face St. John Vianney on Thursday in the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Watch Highlights of Rutgers Prep vs RFH below! Albert E. Martin Buc Classic (Red Bank Regional), Little Silver Colts Neck 79 Shore Regional 29 Danny Gaines had 23 points in just three quarters of work as the Cougars rolled out to a 25-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in the opening round of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Gaines also had some sensational passes as part of his outstanding effort. JSZ captures the Gaines magic in Little Silver: JSZ’s coverage of Colts Neck is brought to you by Hit Training and ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch supports our Shore Regional highlights and features Lakewood 51 Red Bank Regional 39 Drayton Bonapart and Ryan Savoy had 13 to lead a balanced Piners scoring attack as the #2 seed advances to the semifinals of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Lakewood will face #3 Colts Neck in the semifinals on Thursday. Watch the highlights of the Piners win on Wednesday afternoon: JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply and Lakewood Piners coverage on JSZ is brought to you by Michael Inzelbuch Steinert 35 Raritan 34 The first round of the New Egypt High School Holiday Basketball Tournament kicked off with a bang as Raritan and Steinert made for an intense matchup. The Rockets took an early lead but Steinert quickly took over, leading for most of the game. Raritan would rally back in the fourth thanks to Zach Mojica. In the closing seconds, they’d come up short as Steinert walks away with their first win o the year in dramatic fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert coverage. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Raritan coverage! Nottingham- 90 King’s Christian 56 It was another impressive performance from Cliff Joseph and Nottingham in the opening round of the ESCIT Tournament from Trenton Catholic Academy. The Northstars were able to take down King’s Christian 90-56 after struggling in the first quarter. Joseph dominated on all aspects of the game as he gave his team a huge momentum boost in this victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage!
No. 13 Hunterdon Central Defeats Hillsborough 57-13
Hunterdon Central wrestling went to the group 4 section final last year, but lost to Howell in a heartbreaker. This season, the team is raked 13th in the state and is certainly a sectional final contender once again. This afternoon the Red Devils stayed in conference, taking on the Hillsborough Raiders. Central had 9 pins, including ones from Hunter Graf in the 132 weight class and Normal Cella in the 152 weight class, meanwhile Hillsborough only had one pin. Mike Dooley took down Central’s Lucas Pulkowski in just 47 seconds during the 182 lb matchup. Central would win the match 57-13 as they look ahead to their meeting next week against Southern. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! JSZ’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho Jersey Sports Zone will bring you the best Raider highlights all season long!
Vote now for Courtney’s Mid-State 38 Week 9 Game Ball
Last week, Mike Bruno of Johnson High School, won the Mid-State Game Ball for his outstanding performance in week 8 against the North Plainfield Canucks. This week we have a new set of nominees who have preformed exceptionally this past week. Vote now for your favorite week 9 athlete, and they could receive the Week 9 Game ball, as well as, a Game Ball Ceremony featured right here on Jersey Sports Zone! Take Our Poll If you would like to nominate a player for a game ball please try to do so by Saturday evening, or Sunday morning through email. Please include in your email the player’s name, the team he players for, and his stats for the weekend. You may send your email to JSZ’s Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org Week 8 Game Ball Ceremony:
Watch Hillsborough 35 Hunterdon Central 6 week 6 highlights
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Watch JSZ Friday Week 6 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you 11 games of action from around the state including an amazing finish in Little Silver as Monmouth Regional’s Ian Fitzgerald makes a crazy catch in overtime plus we get our first look at North Jersey public school powers River Dell and Old Tappan. Watch all of the highlights from our Friday Week 6 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Manalapan 49 Howell 28: Naim Mayfield 274 yards rushing, 5 TD’s Monmouth Regional 28 Red Bank Regional 27 (OT): Ian Fitzgerald 2 TD runs (28, 61) 2 TD catches (90, 23) River Dell 50 Ridgefield Park 22: Dave Estevez 4-5, 150 yards, 2 TD passes, 2 TD runs Old Tappan 37 Teaneck 7: Nick McNerney 4 TD passes St. Joseph-Hammonton 58 Allentown 26: Jada Byers 11 carries, 147 yards, 4 TD’s Nate Johnson 10 carries, 120 yards, 2 TD’s Hillsborough 35 Hunterdon Central 6: Tyler Boatwright 12 carries 106 yards, 2 TD’s Middletown North 34 Wall 14: Connor Welsh 26 carries, 217 yards, 3 TD’s Raritan 31 Matawan 22 Jackson Memorial 28 Toms River North 0: Leonardo Shimonovich 17 carries, 150 yards, 3 TD’s Holy Spirit 22 St. Augustine Prep 17: Josh Zamot 146 yards rushing 2 TD’s Williamstown 14 Atlantic City 6: Caleb Alexander 9 yard TD run, Deuce Smith 1 yard TD run Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Saturday some BIG TIME MATCHUPS! St. Peter’s Prep at Bergen Catholic (#1 vs. #2 in state), Pope John at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Rumson-Fair Haven vs. St. John Vianney @ Rutgers, Red Bank Catholic vs. Long Branch @ Rutgers Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: email@example.com (Shore), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Mid State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Hunterdon Central Boys Soccer Takes Down North Hunterdon 1-0
Hunterdon Central soccer hosted their crosstown rival, North Hunterdon, in a Tuesday night matchup under the lights. Not only was it a big game for the Red Devils, but it was also youth soccer night. Central impressed the young crowd with their speed, as well as, a break away goal scored by senior forward, Jonathan Wheeler. Check out the highlights JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has for you. Hunterdon Central: 7 – 1 North Hunterdon: 3 – 6
Freshman Gemma sparks Hunterdon Central to road win
Freshman Lilliana Gemma netted a pair of goals to give Hunterdon Central a 2-1 road win at Hillsborough. Gemma connected just five minutes into the game and followed that up with a magnificent right foot strike with 17 minutes left in the contest. Chelsea Rigby scored late in the game for Hillsborough, who drops to 1-2 on the season. Hunterdon Central lost their season opener to Ridge in a rematch of last year’s group 4 final. However, the group 4 winners also lost to Ridge in their season opener last season and it was the only game they lost. Nonetheless, the Red Devils were disappointed in the opening effort. Similarly, Hillsborough lost their season opener to power-house Bridgewater-Raritan. Check out the highlights from Tuesday afternoon: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough High coverage all year long. Every day JSZ selects the games it covers based on our sponsor support. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates allows us to bring great moments from all varsity sports in Mercer County and beyond! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Hunterdon Central 2017 Football Preview
Matt Perotti set a gold standard for the Hunterdon Central football program with a 94-46 record over 13 seasons highlighted by ten playoff appearances. Perotti stepped down following the 2016 season to focus on his teaching job at the school. Casey Ransone comes to Flemington to take over the Red Devils with an impressive resume of his own. Ransone built a winning program at Saint Joseph’s-Metuchen with a 26-13 record in four years including a 9-1 mark last year. The former assistant at Immaculata and Elizabeth has made a smooth transition at Hunterdon Central as evidenced by JSZ’s visit to Red Devils training camp: Hunterdon Central 2017 Football Schedule Friday, September 8 – BRIDGEWATER Friday, September 15 – at Phillipsburg Friday, September 22 – MONTGOMERY Thursday, September 28 – FRANKLIN Friday, October 6 – at Elizabeth Friday, October 13 – HILLSBOROUGH Friday, October 20 – WARREN HILLS Friday, October 27 – at Watchung Hills Friday, November 3 – at Union Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Hunterdon Central 2017 Soccer Preview
Hunterdon Central won the Group 4 boys soccer state championship with a 1-0 win over Scotch Plains in the state finals. The Red Devils bring back some players who gained invaluable experience during the state title run including senior Josh Bordwick who was a second team all-state selection after scoring 11 goals and 8 assists last year. Hunterdon Central begins its state title defense on September 7th at home against Ridge. Jersey Sports Zone’s Courtney DuPont has a preview of the Red Devils boys soccer team: Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Rebels win first wrestling state title!
Howell scored a dramatic 28-27 win over Hunterdon Central in Toms River to win its first ever Group 5 state wrestling championship. SSZ has all the big moments and post-match reaction from Pine Belt Arena Howell 28 Hunterdon Central 27 Jesse Liptzin’s four point majority decision at 106 pounds broke a 24-24 tie and proved to be the difference in the Rebels first state championship on the mat. The Rebels trailed 24-18 at 220 pounds when Eric Koesseian delivered a dramatic two point takedown in the final second to secure a 4-3 win. Instead of being down 9 points, the Rebels trailed by 3 at 24-21. Jake Nash tied the match at 24 with a 7-0 decision at heavyweight setting the stage for Liptzin to take the lead for good. Plenty of excitement and we’ve got all the highlights and post-match reaction from Toms River: Howell 28 Hunterdon Central 27 120 pounds: Hunter Graf (HC) technical fall vs. Eli Orford 16-1, 4:00 126 pounds: Peter Nace (HC) defeats Darby Diedrich 8-4 132 pounds: Kyle Slendorn (H) majority decision vs. Pasquale Vizzoni 12-3 145 pounds: Xavier Kelly (H) defeats Bryce Hall 3-2 152 pounds: Kevin Ciersa (HC) majority decision vs. Nick Sulkowski 10-2 160 pounds: Christian Murphy (H) majority decision vs. Chris Taylor 12-2 170 pounds: Shane Reitsma (H) majority decision vs. Dan Furmato 13-4 182 pounds: Julian Hellitag (HC) pins Rashaun Hansford :20 195 pounds: Mike Iodice (HC) pins Danny Schick 3:50 220 pounds: Eric Keosseian (H) defeats Victor LaCombe 4-3 Heavyweight: Jake Nash (H) defeats Angelo Crespo 7-0 106 pounds: Jesse Liptzin (H) majority decision vs. Anthony Romaniello 13-5 113 pounds: Jack Bauer (HC) defeats Luke Rada 6-3
RFH scores upset win at Middletown Holiday Tourney
Blake Lerner’s goal in the final minute gave Rumson-Fair Haven a 5-4 win over Hunterdon Central in the Middletown Holiday Tourney. We’ve got highlights of RFH’s big win and all the scores from the six team event that has two more days of action Rumson-Fair Haven 5 Hunterdon Central 4 Blake Lerner’s shot from behind the goal line in the corner deflected into the net with :44 seconds left to give Rumson-Fair Haven a 5-4 win over Hunterdon Central in the Middletown Holiday Tournament. The Bulldogs played come from behind throughout the final two periods. Jack Wyckoff’s goal in the second period tied the game at 3 and after the Red Devils took a 4-3 advantage, Colin Anderson got the equalizer in the third period. Hunterdon Central came into the game with a 5-1-1 record and was ranked #18 in the latest NJ.com state poll. RFH improves to 5-4 with the win. Watch the highlights from Tuesday afternoon: Middletown Holiday Tournament Scores and Schedule Tuesday, December 27th Middletown South 4 Jackson Liberty 3 Middletown North vs. Brick Township Rumson-Fair Haven 5 Hunterdon Central 4 Wednesday, December 28th Rumson-Fair Haven vs. Brick Township, 8:15 am Middletown South vs. Hunterdon Central, 10:00 am Middletown North vs. Jackson Liberty, 11:45 am Friday, December 30th Middletown North vs. Hunterdon Central, 8:15 am Rumson-Fair Haven vs. Jackson Liberty, 10:00 am Middletown South vs. Brick Township, 11:45 am Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage and allowing us the chance to capture great Bulldogs moments all year long in all sports!
Scalvino scores in OT to get Southern to quarters
Playoff hockey does not disappoint! Southern Regional gets a 4-3 win over Hunterdon Central in the second round of the Public “A” hockey playoffs. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction from Winding River Rink in Toms River Southern Regional 4 Hunterdon Central 3 (OT) Matt Scalvino’s skate deflected a shot from the point 4:14 into overtime to give the Rams a 4-3 overtime win over Hunterdon Central and a spot in the Public “A” quarterfinals. Southern built a 3-1 lead on a Hunter Bello goal and a pair of Nick Godfrey scores, but Hunterdon Central scored a pair of goals a minute apart to force overtime. Southern will face the winner of Manalapan and Randolph on Monday. Conrad wins Avon Pond Game Puck Southern Regional’s Jack Conrad scored the game winning goal in the Dowd Cup final against Middletown South and earned an Avon Pond Game Puck for his efforts. We presented Jack his Avon Pond Game Puck prior to the Rams overtime win against Hunterdon Central. Avon Pond is our sponsor of our Game Puck. Congratulations to John O’Malley who was recognized by the New York Rangers for his dedication to youth hockey on the Jersey Shore with the Emile Francis Award. O’Malley is the catalyst for the Avon Pond and so many great sponsorships for Shore Conference Hockey including the Avon Pond Game Puck. Congratulations John! Seven Shore teams alive in state playoffs Public “A” (9) Morris Knolls at (8) Jackson Memorial – Thursday 3:00 pm (12) Watchung Hills at (5) Howell – Friday 6:00 pm (7) Southern Regional 4 (10) Hunterdon Central 3 (OT) Public “B” (17) Summit at (1) Middletown North – Thursday 4:30 pm (23) Wall at (7) Chatham – Thursday 8:30 pm Non-Public (16) RBC at (1) Delbarton – Thursday 4:00 pm (14) Seton Hall Prep at (3) CBA – Friday 7:45 pm