Watch Saturday December 16th JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to launch our high school basketball coverage. We’ll bring our cameras around the state every day during the winter and we’ll post our daily highlight recaps each day. Thanks to our sponsors for giving us the ability to bring you this great coverage. Hudson Catholic – 82 Pope John – 55 Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase No. 1 Ranked Hudson Catholic opened the season in style! 6’8 Oregon bound senior Louis King electrified the crowd at Caldwell University, scoring 19 points with dazzling dunks and NBA range threes. King, paired with Ohio State-bound Luther Muhammad, and reigning Gatorade POY Jahvon Quinerly has Hudson Catholic looking like the team to beat in New Jersey this season. Watch Highlights below! Saint Benedict’s Prep 63 Our Savior New American 52 Lester Quinones had 22 points to pace the Gray Bees to a 6th straight win to open the season. Saint Benedict’s Prep is ranked #5 in the latest USA Today Top 25 national rankings. JSZ has highlights of Saturday afternoon basketball at the Hoop Group NJ Tip Off Showcase: Ranney School – 84 Keansburg – 50 Ranney improved to 2-0 on the season with their 2nd win in as many days. Junior Alex Klatsky poured in a career high 28 points for the Panthers in the 84-50 win. It was Ranney’s final game in New Jersey before headed south to Fort Meyers Florida to play in the City Of Palms Classic Tournament featuring some of the best competition in America. Watch Highlights of Ranney vs Keansburg below! Masters (N.Y.) 69 The Hun School 58 The Hun School of Princeton came into Saturday’s matchup against the Masters School 2-6 on the year. The Raiders fell behind early and thanks to efforts from Lorenzo Spinazzi and Tyler Washington they were able to cut the deficit to single digits. Masters would keep their composure though thanks to the effort from Nicolas Rivera- Torres to hold on for the win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights! Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Raiders sports all year long! Rumson-Fair Haven 53 Chatham 40 – Girls Basketball Tori Hyduke had 35 points and was the catalyst in a 15-0 run in the third quarter that gave RFH a quality road win. Trailing 29-24 in the 3rd quarter, Hyduke started the 15-0 run with three straight buckets. Veronica Kelly had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Chatham. JSZ has the first of many high school girls basketball highlights this winter: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverageon Jersey Sports Zone! Hunterdon Central 80 Morristown Beard 53 This game was the third game of the day for the annual Holiday Hoopla Toy Drive Showcase, hosted by Hackettstown HS at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Hunterdon central earned their first win of the season over Morristown Beard, as Alex Degen dominated the paint and Kyle Migliore lead the way at point guard. Check out full highlights now: Hackettstown 74 Mount Olive 51 Hackettstown hosted their annual Holiday Hoopla Showcase, taking on Mount Olive in the fourth game of the day. The Tigers had a dominating performance thanks to their guards, specifically Jelani Awai and Tyler Gorczyca. Check out their outstanding steals and the rest of the highlights now: Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Friday December 15 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to launch our high school basketball coverage. We’ll bring our cameras around the state every day during the winter and we’ll post our daily higlhights recap each day. Thanks to our sponsors for giving us the ability to bring you this great coverage. Ranney 79 Point Pleasant Beach 53 Scottie Lewis had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Alex Klatsky had a stellar night with 22 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds as the Panthers busted open a 7-point halftime lead to a convincing victory over the Garnet Gulls. JSZ has the highlights of Ranney’s opening night win: Neptune 44 Marlboro 37 The Scarlet Fliers scored the game’s final seven points to score an opening night road win at Marlboro. Jared Kimbrough, a Division I signee with LaSalle, had a big third quarter to storm his team back from an eight point deficit. Kimbrough and Scott Fields had 11 points to lead the way with Dwaine Jones chipping in with 10. Marlboro was led by sophomore Alex Ratner who had 13 and Dylan Kaufman added 12. Kaufman hit a baseline jumper over two defenders to tie the game at 37, but Fields responded with the go-ahead basket. Kimbrough’s hoop and foul in the final 1:30 gave the Scarlet Fliers separation. JSZ has highlights from a great Shore Conference opener on Friday afternoon: A special thanks to Hit Training for sponsoring our Marlboro Mustangs coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. We’ll have many more great moments from Marlboro athletics all year long thanks to Hit Training Toms River North – 64 Toms River South 22 Toms River North graduated most of it’s talented roster from last season that produced a 28 win campaign, but the new look Mariners did not skip a beat on opening night. Toms River North took down their crosstown rival Toms River South in dominating fashion with the help of Travis Holland and Holden Petrick. Watch Highlights of the mariners and indians below! Sponsor ShoutOut! Thanks to Peak Coaching for Success for providing coverage of Toms River North Mariner athletics. Mater Dei-88 Keansburg 36 It was the beginning of a new basketball season for Mater Dei Prep, but for Junior Alexander Rice it was his first with the team. He quickly got adjusted and thanks to his efforts on both offense and Defense the Seraphs got their first win of the season over Keansburg in exciting fashion. If they can keep up this play Mater Dei could be one of the teams to beat going down the line. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action! Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillace for sponsoring our Mater Dei Prep coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Many more highlights to come from the Seraphs because of Gold Coast Cadillac’s support! Raritan 49 Saint John Vianney 47 Pat Bowels hit a pair of free throws with two seconds left and SJV had heartbreak after Zach Moran’s halfcourt shot to win the game went in, but just after the clock struck zero. Watch the thrilling finish to this Shore Conference battle: BCB Bayshore – your community bank is the sponsor for our Saint John Vianney and Raritan coverage. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for allowing us to get great highlights all year long! Shore Regional 49 Holmdel 42 The Blue Devils close out the game with a 16-0 run to storm back and beat Holmdel in an “A” Central opener. Shore had back to back three pointers from Chris Panduri and Kyle Dubois had the go-ahead triple to break a 42-42 tie. Panduri led the way with 19 points and Kyle Koob chipped in with 15. Alex Rubano led the Hornets with 12. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an exciting finish in West Long Branch: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Shore Regional coverage and BCB-Bayshore is our Holmdel sponsor. Thanks to these great businesses for supporting their hometown teams!
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch Keansburg 27 Keyport 21 Week 8 highlights
Keansburg 27 Keyport 21- Week 8 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport and Keansburg coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Othopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Titans and Red Raiders sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Saturday Week 8 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another batch of exciting highlights from all around the state as Week 8 wrapped up with Saturday afternoon football. From Delbarton’s last second heroics to end Mater Dei Prep’s 17 game win streak to an amazing 11 point sequence in 20 seconds to force overtime between Marlboro and Toms River East, JSZ thanks our sponsors for letting us bring you more great high school action: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Delbarton 28 Mater Dei Prep 26: Miles Leniw 10-16, 106 yards, 2 TD passes Marlboro 35 Toms River East 34 (OT): Kyle Moore 13-17, 188 yards, 2 TD passes, TD run Justin Marcus 6 yard TD catch in OT Montclair 63 Seton Hall Prep 44: Daniel Webb 22 carries, 342 yards 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 49 Edison 14: Ashante Worthy 26 carries, 324 yards, 6 TD’s, TD pass (99 career TD’s) St. Joe’s-Hammonton 22 St. Augustine Prep 10: Jada Byers 26 yard TD run, 69 yard punt return Penns Grove 42 Woodbury 35: Kavon Lewis 15-29, 231 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Peddie 61 Hun 7: Chris Chukwuneke 17 carries, 176 yards, 5 TD runs, 1 TD catch Trenton 26 Allentown 6: Ji’Ayir Brown TD run, TD catch Keansburg 27 Keyport 21 (OT): Miguel Crespo 5 yard TD run in OT Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Check out 12 games of action! Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch South River 26 Keansburg 20 Week 7 highlights
South River 26 Keansburg 20- Week 7 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keansburg coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of BCB Bayshore, we’ll get many more great moments from Titans sports all year long! Thank you to Campozino restaurant for sponsoring our South River coverage! 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.
Who had Top Play from JSZ’s Week 7 coverage? Vote Now!
Thanks again to the great football players in New Jersey who provide us with incredible highlights every week. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the Top Play from Week Seven captured by JSZ cameras. The winner of this week’s poll will earn an invite to our statewide football banquet in December. Watch another tremendous reel of great plays from all across New Jersey! Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Missed our Highlights Show? Watch 20 games of action from Week 7:
Watch JSZ Week Seven Saturday Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you ten games of action around the state in our Saturday Week 7 Highlights Show. From Saint Peter’s Prep fourth quarter comeback to a wild overtime in Keansburg, thanks to all of our sponsors for allowing us to bring you great high school football highlights every week. Click above to watch highlights of the following games Saint Peter’s Prep 21 St. Joe’s-Montvale 17: Maasi Maynor two 4th quarter TD passes including 50-yard game winner to Mark Walker South River 26 Keansburg 20 (OT): Mike DeSantis 303 total yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 42 Red Bank Regional 7: Peter Lucas 21 carries, 205 yards, 3 TD’s Freehold Boro 62 Marlboro 28: Ashante Worthy 24 carries, 264 yards, 4 TD runs 13-13 passing, 203 yards, 3 TD passes *topped 5,000 yard career rushing mark Manasquan 23 Middletown North 14: Connor Morgan 32 carries, 193 yards, TD run Hun School 49 Lawrenceville 14: Patrick Holly 6 TD passes, Preston Parsons 3 TD catches Rancocas Valley 42 Notre Dame 7: Iverson Clement 10 carries, 90 yards, 3 TD’s Metuchen 9 Keyport 3 (OT): Jaden Rojas 4 yard TD run in OT Sterling 48 Audubon 0: Greg Harris 14 carries, 90 yards, 2 TD’s Camden 40 Pennsauken 7: Nayjere Edwards 18 carries, 184 yards, 2 TD’s Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 more games of high definition highlights around the state Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Danny Vital’s record setting day earns JSZ Game Ball
Keansburg quarterback Danny Vital set a single game passing yards record with 387 in the Titans 51-43 win over Point Pleasant Beach. Vital had four TD passes and a TD run in the Titans third win of the season. JSZ stopped by Keansburg practice for a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball presentation: Take Our Poll Watch highlights of Vital’s record-setting performance from our Saturday Week 5 Highlights Show: Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has helped us celebrate great athletic performances in the Shore Conference over the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball. Coming up on Sunday, we’ll have another 10 nominees from the Shore Conference up for a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball. The polls open at 9:00 am and closes on Tuesday at 3:00 pm
Watch Keansburg 51 Point Pleasant Beach 43 Week 5 Highlights
Keansburg 51 Point Pleasant Beach 43- week 5 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.
Ten Shore standouts up for Monmouth Building Ctr. Week 5 Game Ball
Once again, we have 10 great nominees from the Shore Conference who shined on the Week 5 stage. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner will get a visit from JSZ and a Game Ball presentation. Thanks to all of our faithful Shore fans for supporting JSZ and to the players for giving us great highlights every single weekend! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner: Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has helped us celebrate great athletic performances in the Shore Conference over the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Watch JSZ Week 5 Saturday Highlights Show
The Jersey Sports Zone team brings you another 11 games of fantastic highlights featuring fantastic finishes and more incredible plays. Watch the action from every part of New Jersey in our Saturday Week 5 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Saint Joe’s-Montvale 16 Don Bosco Prep 15: Nick Patti game-winning TD pass to Matt Alaimo with :27 seconds left Pope John 43 Paramus Catholic 7: Berrell Neal 6 carries, 91 yards, 3 TD’s Hun School 33 Blair Academy 26: Patrick Holly 2 TD passes, Josh Henderson 3 TD’s Keansburg 51 Point Pleasant Beach 43: Daniel Vital 15-20, 387 yards, 5 TD’s Jashawn Martin 7 catches, 186 yards, 3 TD’s Lacey 34 Lakewood 33: Coleton Klaus 3 TD passes, Ryan Kilmurray 37 yard TD with :56 left Manalapan 42 Colts Neck 8: Naim Mayfield 13 carries, 215 yards, 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 56 Monroe 14: Ashante Worthy 5-6 110 yards, 3 TD passes, 5 rushes 126 yards, 3 TD’s Monmouth Regional 16 Raritan 6: Eli Rife 86 yard punt return for TD Allentown 48 Pemberton 8: X’Zavier Harris 4 catches, 156 yards, 3 TD’s Gloucester Catholic 61 Wildwood 8: Dashaun Harris 6 carries, 108 yards, 3 TD’s Paulsboro 49 Haddon Township 0: Dehron Holloway 4 TD’s Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 great games that kicked off our Week 5 coverage: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 4 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch Pinelands 13 Keansburg 14 highlights
Pinelands 13 Keansburg 14- week 4 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 4 Highlights Show
Week Four came to a close with a full plate of Saturday matchups around the state. Thanks to our great team at JSZ, we were able to bring you nine more games of action. The St. Joe’s-Montvale-Bergen Catholic clash gets things started and we get our first look at Pope John. Two Saturday night matchups found Somerville scoring a road win at Warren Hills and South River improving to 4-0 after holding off Keyport. Watch all the highlights: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Bergen Catholic 41 St. Joe’s-Montvale 30: Josh McKenzie 20 carries, 106 yards, 2 TD’s Pope John 49 Seton Hall Prep 28: Berrell Neal 16 carries, 186 yards, 4 TD’s Mater Dei Prep 14 Canada Prep 13: Malik Ingram game-winning TD in 4th quarter Keansburg 14 Pinelands 13: Miguel Crespo game winning 1 yard TD Manasquan 27 Barnegat 0: Connor Morgan, 86 yards rushing, 2 TD’s South River 20 Keyport 16: Michael DeSantis 3 TD’s Somerville 26 Warren Hills 7: Ryan Kovacs 10-12, 178 yards, 2 TD’s St. Joe’s-Hammonton 53 Pennsville 0: Jada Byers 2 punt return TD’s, 4 carries, 124 yards, TD Woodbury 14 Salem 6: Andre Parker TD run, TD pass Missed our Week 4 Coverage? Three days, three shows, 30 games, 60 schools. Watch all of our high definition highlights around the state. Every Monday, we break up our highlights show and put your hometown team’s highlights in our Team Page section. Just visit the Find Your School link at the top of our home page Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 4 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Keansburg 2017 Football preview
2016 was not the ideal season for Keansburg football as they went 2-8. Head Coach John Bird in his third year with the team looks to get things cooking this year with the help of his star QB Daniel Vital. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez caught up with the Titans to see how they’re preparing for 2017. Keansburg 2017 Football Schedule Saturday, September 9 – MATER DEI Friday, September 15 – at Highland Park Friday, September 22 – at Shore Regional Saturday, September 30 – PINELANDS Saturday, October 7 – POINT BEACH Saturday, October 14 – at Sussex Tech Saturday, October 21 – SOUTH RIVER Saturday, October 28 – at Keyport Saturday, November 4 – at Asbury Park Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank for sponsoring our coverage of Keansburg this year! 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.
JSZ Blog: Even the Story Teller Has a Story
To the players, coaches, parents, and fans out there. To the readers, followers, and viewers of our content. To those who have supported Shore Sports Zone over the past three years, and to those who are new. Jersey Sports Zone is officially here, and I would like to welcome you to this new and exciting company, and say how thankful I am to have you along for the ride. I would like to introduce myself, and tell you about my passion and plans for this new venture. I have always been the “behind the scenes” guy, my focus being on on finding and telling the stories of others. Editing, creating, and mixing, piece by piece, video by video. None of which ever really included myself. But, even the story teller has a story. Right? I remember a cold January afternoon in Neptune, New Jersey. I was an eight year old boy, gripping my father’s hand as we headed into the gymnasium for the Scarlet Flier’s annual Holiday Jubilee. We grabbed what seemed to be the only available seats in the building. Just as I settled into my seat and picked up my head, there was a flash across the gym. A player had stolen the ball, sprinted down the court and rose into the air, throwing down a rim rattling acrobatic dunk like nothing I had ever seen before. I turned to my father and asked “Who is that!?” He simply replied “That’s J.R.”. That player of course being NBA Champion and Cleveland Cavalier Guard JR Smith, who at the time was a long and lanky 11th grader at Lakewood High School. There was no internet fame, or multi million dollar contract yet, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by being in his presence. There was an aura around JR, and it was an entirely fresh experience for me. He was a star. I knew it, every fan in the gym knew it, and most undoubtedly, JR Smith knew it. That “aura” is not a requisite of greatness, but the great ones usually have it. It’s when a player can walk into a room full of people that know nothing of him or her, but know immediately that he/she is someone. From that point on, I was hooked, I wanted to find more players that captivated audiences, drew crowds by the thousands, and ticket lines so long that my legs would ache by tip off. My father and I began traveling the state, tri-state, and eventually all over the Northeast. Attending showcases, tournaments, and games featuring the best players in the country. Every season was a new start, a chance to discover another star, and the opportunity to years down the line say ‘I was there when..” I was there when LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony squared off as high schoolers, dazzling college and pro scouts while drawing ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd in Trenton. I was there to see many of DaJaun Wagner’s unfathomable and entertaining state record 3,462 career points. I was there at Rutgers in 2011, for what some considered the game of a life time, No. 1 St. Patrick’s vs No. 2 St Anthony. A sold out National Championship prizefight, disguised as a Non-Public B North Final. Bob Hurley’s Friars getting the better of Kevin Boyle’s Celtic’s en route to a perfect 33-0 season and Hurley’s 26th State Championship. Then came 2013, I wanted a way to document my experiences at these events. The amazing players and moments deserved to be archived and shared. I began filming the games I attended, sitting in the stands with my iPhone, anxiously awaiting an exciting play or exhilarating slam dunk. The footage certainly wasn’t award winning. It was out of focus, not in frame, and a bit shaky. I wasn’t entirely sure of what I was doing, but it seemed to be working, and I was loving every minute of it. Video by video, my views, followers, and subscribers began to grow. This was all thanks to the amazing players I covered. I would like to name a few that helped me me along the way; Mike Gesicki, Karl Towns Jr., Isaiah Briscoe, Ben Simmons, The Ball Brothers, Leondre Washington, Bryan Antoine, and Scottie Lewis. The names, games, teams, and moments could be listed on and on. All of which have contributed to where I am today. Bringing high definition highlights to all of you, and telling the stories of New Jersey’s best athletes. Providing exposure and shining light where it belongs. From an iPhone, to a Best Buy CamCorder, to a full on professional camera that I use today. The evolution and progression has been steady. Self teaching, and practicing. Perfecting my craft to the best of my ability. Nothing was planned, only discovered along the way. Art is truly about finding a way to express yourself, and video is my way of doing that. The camera is my paint brush, this laptop is my canvas. Creating something special and sharing it with others is what I love to do. This is what I will continue to do with Jersey Sports Zone and I cannot be more thrilled about it. Whether it be a simple game highlight, or a long form documentary. Shining a light and providing exposure for young athletes and their dreams, the only way I know how to. Rich Chrampanis had asked me put something together to get people excited about our new company. I chose what only came natural to me. Here are some of my favorite and most memorable basketball moments from the last few years. Enjoy and Thank You for your time! Alexander Lorenzo Videographer/Producer Jersey Sports Zone ATTENTION ATHLETES We want to give you a space to tell your story. We take great pride in providing positive promotion of high school athletes. Throughout the year, we’ll ask athletes from all sports to contribute their own blog entries to learn what it takes to succeed on and off the field. If you want to be a part of the JSZ Blog, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Tuesday wins for Barnegat and Keyport
SSZ has highlights from a pair of Tuesday night Shore Conference boys contests. Chris Hogrefe had a career high 23 points in Keyport’s 72-62 home win against Keyport plus we’ve got Barnegat’s 13th win of the season, a home victory over Lacey Barnegat 41 Lacey 29 The Bengals used a 10-1 fourth quarter to outlast the Lions. Barnegat had three players in double digits. Mike Revello had 12 points, Alex Grogan added 11 and Carson Francisco dropped 10 points to get the Bengals to 13-5 on the season. Geoff Fairclough led Lacey with 15 points. Watch the highlights from Tuesday night in Barnegat: Keyport 72 Keansburg 62 Chris Hogrefe had a career high 23 points and Brenden O’Brien added 22 points to give the Red Raiders a season split with the Titans. Hogrefe had four three-pointers in the first half and ended the third quarter with his fifth triple to put the Raiders up 50-46. Keyport used an 8-0 run in the fourth to break a 52-52 tie. Danny Vital scored 25 points to lead all scorers and Nick Rizzi delivered 20 points for the Titans. Watch the highlights from Tuesday night in Keyport: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank for sponsoring our Keyport and Keansburg coverage on Shore Sports Zone. It’s because of BCB that we’ll be able to capture so many great moments from the Red Raiders and Titans all year long
Patriots reach 16-0, Ranney wins on senior night
SSZ has Thursday night basketball highlights of Freehold Township’s road win at Red Bank Regional to reach 16-0 and the Ranney Panthers winning 62-45 on senior night against Keansburg Freehold Township 58 Red Bank Regional 49 Steve Staklinski had 20 points to pace the Patriots to a 16th straight win. Freehold Township had a five game road swing and kept its perfect record intact. Devin Cooper led all scorers with 28 points in a losing effort for RBR. After the game, we presented Staklinski with a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball after winning last week’s fan vote: Ranney 62 Keansburg 45 Bryan Antoine led the Panthers with 15 points and Scottie Lewis and Ahmadu Sarnor each scored 13 to get Ranney a 17 point win at home over the Titans. Ranney started four seniors on senior night and played them for over five minutes of the first quarter. The Panthers trailed 10-7 after one quarter, but took the lead in the second quarter and never looked back. Danny Vital led all scorers with 23 points for Keansburg. Watch the highlights of Ranney’s 11th win of the season: Sponsor Shout Outs! Great sponsors allow us to bring you great high school sports action. Thanks to I’m Possible Training (Ranney), Bayshore Community Bank (Keansburg), Navesink Electrical (Red Bank Regional) and Extraordinary Productions (Freehold Township) for their support. We shoot highlights of games with sponsors. Email email@example.com if you know a local business that wants to sponsor your favorite team.