Watch Thursday 5.9 JSZ County Championship Lacrosse Highlights
It’s another tournament Thursday of JSZ lax highlights! JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the Mercer County boys and girls championships while Rich Chrampanis has an outstanding Shore Conference boys semifinal battle between Shore Regional and CBA Princeton Day 7 Notre Dame 6 – Boys – Mercer County Final Top seeded Princeton Day captured its fourth straight Mercer County Tournament Title with a 7-6 comeback win over second seed Notre Dame. The Panthers fell behind 6-4 at halftime before a goal from Cal Caputo ignited things to begin the third. Jake Bennett would then follow it up with two more scores to take the lead. In the final quarter rather than try to attack PDS focus more on defense and held the ball to let time wind down. Bennett ended the day with a hat trick while goalie Connor Green had 10 saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton Day and Notre Dame coverage! Lawrenceville 13 Princeton 7 – Girls – Mercer County Final Number one seed Lawrenceville captured its third consecutive Mercer County Tournament Championship with a 13-7 win over second seed Princeton. Big Red got out to a 7-2 lead at halftime thanks to a five goal effort from Princeton University commit Olivia Koch. However, the No. 17 Tigers rallied back to begin the second half thanks to a pair of scores from Mariana Lopez-Ona and Eva Petrone to cut the lead to 7-6. Koch, who would finish the day with six goals total added another score before Caroline Foster and Natalie Schur tacked on a pair of goals of their own to secure the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Lawrenceville coverage! CBA 8 Shore Regional 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Semifinal Kyle Aldridge found the upper left corner with 3:13 to go in the 4th quarter to give the Colts a return trip to the Shore Conference finals and a rematch with top seed Manasquan. CBA raced out to a 4-0 lead before Shore scored four straight to tie the game at halftime. Aldridge scored three goals to lead the CBA attack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a great semifinal game at Long Branch High:
Final April Baseball/Softball Game Ball Nominees Named
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Mind-Boggling Pitching Performances, Batting Feats Headline Week 2 Spring Game Balls
After two weeks of the baseball and softball season, we’re really starting to see some special performances. The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our second Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote for first JSZ Game Balls of Spring!
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our first Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season. We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North (email@example.com) South (firstname.lastname@example.org) Central (email@example.com) South Jersey Game Balls presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Strike Out Autism HS Baseball Highlights
The Shore Conference had its sixth annual Strike Out Autism with doubleheaders across Monmouth and Ocean County raising money for autism awareness. JSZ has highlights from Red Bank as Shore Regional and Red Bank Regional started things off on Saturday morning followed by the host school RBC facing Middletown South Middletown South 5 Red Bank Catholic 3 Anthony Esposito broke a 1-1 tie in the 6th inning with an RBI single to center to spark a four run frame and Jack Lisowski pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win as the Eagles upset the #8 ranked team in the state. Lisowski missed his entire junior season with a torn labrum and came on in relief of Jack Roesch in the fifth inning of a 1-1 game for his first game in nearly two years. Lisowski worked out of jams in each of the final three innings and struck out four. JSZ has the highlights of a great Shore Conference matchup in Red Bank: We capture great moments from Middletown South thanks to the support of Monmouth Building Center who sponsors our Eagles coverage Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls at 14 West Front Street in Red Bank Shore Regional 7 Red Bank Regional 3 Cody Fleischer was 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBI’s and Sam Martucci pitched five strong innings to give the Blue Devils their second win of the season. Shore wiped out a 2-0 deficit with five unanswered runs. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by our friends at Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver
Watch Friday 2.8 JSZ Sectional Final Wrestling Highlights
It’s title time! The wrestling state sectionals are the first big tournament of the winter season and great teams always deliver. JSZ has highlights from three sectional championship matches around the state – Bergen Catholic vs. Delbarton, Phillipsburg vs. North Hunterdon and Point Beach vs. Shore Regional. Stay tuned throughout the night for all of our wrestling coverage! #2 Bergen Catholic 48 vs. #1 Delbarton 17 – North Non-Public A Final While Bergen Catholic still got wins from its nationally-ranked 182 and 195 pounders, it was heavyweight John High and 106-pounder Joe Cangro who were the heroes Friday night. They notched back-to-back pins to spark six-straight wins for the Crusaders as Bergen Catholic went on to win its eight-straight sectional championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: Shore Regional 45 Point Pleasant Beach 19 – Central Jersey Group 1 Final The Blue Devils busted open a 17-10 lead with back to back pins from Jamie Mazzacco and Brendon Denovaes at 182 and 190 pounds to seal an historic first ever sectional championship in front of a raucous crowd in West Long Branch. Sophomore Jack Maida’s pin at 106 clinched the title and a trip to Toms River this Sunday where Shore will face Kittatinny in the Group 1 state semifinals. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Shore’s special win: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is brought to you by Peak Coaching for Success – they are the reason we were able to bring you highlights of Shore and the Garnet Gulls! Phillipsburg 28 North Hunterdon 19 – North Jersey 2 Group 4 Final The Phillipsburg Stateliners won their 38th Sectional Title, and 6th in a row, against the North Hunterdon Lions on Friday night. The Stateliners won eight bouts, leading from the very beginning of the match. #1 Phillipsburg will take on #4 Wayne Valley at 11:30am on Sunday for the Group 4 Semifinals in Toms River. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is made possible by The Garnet Booster Club of Phillipsburg High School!
Buzzer Beaters, big stats headline JSZ Game Ball Nominees on Super Sunday
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Five Dozen NJ Basketball Players Up for Final January JSZ Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening.
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Watch Friday 1.4 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you statewide basketball coverage to kick off the weekend. We’ll have highlights from a decisive win by the Saddle River Day girls; an always-exciting Mercer County showdown between Trenton and Nottingham; and a blowout win for the Holmdel Hornets. Stay tuned for the highlights! Saddle River Day 61 Manchester 52 Michigan-commit Michelle Sidor led the way for Saddle River Day with a game-high 23 points as the Rebels (9-0) overpowered fellow state-ranked Manchester (8-1). LIU-Brooklyn commit Jenna Jordan also poured in 21 points and 14 rebounds for Saddle River Day in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Paterson: Hamilton 52 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 44 After beginning the year 0-3, Hamilton West has won two of their last three games. Despite facing a 4-2 West Windsor-Plainsboro South team the Hornets were able to physically out play their fellow Colonial Valley Conference opponent to win 52-44. Jack Buofford finished with 20 points for Hamilton. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and West Windsor-Plainsboro South coverage! Holmdel 64 Shore Regional 31 Holmdel showed up with a big performance on the night where back-to-back Hornets state championship basketball teams from 1998 and 1999 were honored. Jack Giamanco lead the way with 20 points in a blowout win over Shore. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights:
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.
Watch JSZ 11.1 State Playoff Soccer Highlights
Round two of the state soccer playoffs brings JSZ cameras to four games from around New Jersey. We’ve got Prep state soccer championship wins for the St. Benedict’s boys and the Pennington girls plus a dramatic golden goal from #14 seed Shore Regional and a dominating effort from defending state champ Holmdel. Watch it all on Jersey Sports Zone! St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Pennington 0 | Boys Prep A Finals St. Benedict’s Prep added yet another achievement to a laundry list of accomplishments for their 2018 season. The Gray Bees rolled through Pennington to capture a National Championship, the No. 1 national ranking, their 29th Prep A title in 30 years, while going undefeated for the last two seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Newark for this historic win for the St. Benedict’s Prep program: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Pennington athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. (14) Shore Regional 1 (6) Raritan 0 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals Ryan Bongarzone’s right foot blast off a feed from Colin Creighton :59 seconds into overtime was the golden goal to give the #14 seed a second straight upset in the state playoffs. Shore reaches the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals and a matchup with #10 seed Carteret. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Hazlet: Pennington 5 Blair 1 | Girls Prep A Finals Pennington Girls Soccer claimed its third Prep A Title in four years with a 5-1 win over Blair Academy. After trailing 1-0 at the break the Red Raiders led by St. Joseph’s commit Jayden Avery scored five times in the second half. Avery would have three of the goals as Pennington claims their 13th Championship in 15 seasons to accompany their recent Mercer County Tournament Title win over No. 1 ranked Allentown just days ago. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Pennington coverage! Holmdel 8 Robbinsville 1 – Central Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals Anthony Arena had two goals and two assists as seven different Hornets scored on the way to a convincing win. The Hornets are now 18-0-1 and will face Voorhees in the Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals. Watch the highlights from a dominating first half: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Robbinsville is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
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
Voting is underway for JSZ Week 7 Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Seven 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. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (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 Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 7 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 7 Highlights
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.18
We’re now well into the county tournament season and JSZ has highlights from three different counties: Essex, Mercer and Monmouth. Check in throughout the night to follow along with our high school soccer coverage. #9 Columbia 0 (5) #8 Glen Ridge 0 (3) – Essex County Boys Quarterfinals After 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, Columbia came out on top 5-3 with PKs against Glen Ridge. Senior keeper Sam Maidenberg was the star in this one. Not only did he make a big-time save during penalty kicks, but he actually scored one himself to give his team the edge. Full highlights of this exciting Essex County matchup now: #5 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2 #12 Hun 0 – Mercer County Boys First Round Connor Staples and Ryan Grund found the net and James Mattson made eight saves to get WWPS into the quarterfinals and a matchup with fourth seed Notre Dame. JSZ has the highlights from the battle of the Raiders: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great Mercer County moments all year long and sponsoring both West Windsor-Plainsboro South and the Hun School #5 Toms River North 2 vs. #4 Shore 0 – Shore Conference Girls Quarterfinals Marisa Tava and Alexa Peto both scored for the second consecutive game to give Toms River North a Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal round win over the Shore Blue Devils. This was a rematch from last year’s SCT quarterfinals with the Mariners winning that one, 3-1. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a commanding win in West Long Branch. Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Toms River North!
JSZ Week Six “Game Balls” are up for grabs, vote now!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Six 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. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (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 Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 6 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 6 Highlights
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.10
Two state-ranked teams out of the Shore Conference are featured on JSZ’s Wednesday highlights. Watch the 2nd ranked Holmdel Boys and the 20th ranked Red Bank Catholic girls pick up wins. Holmdel 4 Shore Regional 1 – Boys Soccer Anthony Arena scored back-to-back goals in the second half to put the exclamation point on a 12th straight wins for the Hornets. The senior all-stater has been hampered by a hamstring injury, but is coming back into form just in time for post-season play . Ryan Ferguson and Joe Arena staked the Hornets to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Freshman Jao Victor Fonte Boa got Shore on the board early in the second half. JSZ has highlights of Holmdel’s road win to secure the Shore Conference “A” Central title: JSZ’s coverage of Holmdel High is made possible by BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank. Red Bank Catholic 1 Monmouth Regional 0 – Girls Soccer A blast from Morgan Cupo in the 33rd minute was the lone goal in a tight Shore Conference divisional match against Monmouth Regional. Keeper Anthi Panayides also corralled in a half-dozen saves in the win. The Caseys will surely lock up a top spot in the Shore Conference Tournament set to kick off in the coming days. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank: Double Sponsor Alert! JSZ always takes the time to thank its loyal sponsors. Shoutouts go to Monmouth Building Center (Monmouth Regional) and Playa Bowls (RBC) for sponsoring the coverage of this match.
Vote now for JSZ’s Shore Game Ball from Week One
Long Branch’s Jermaine Corbett is one of ten nominees for this week’s Shore Conference Game Ball. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll stop by a practice to honor this week’s winner with a JSZ Game Ball. Thanks to everyone at the Shore for supporting the great athletes we cover each and every day Take Our Poll
Aleka Strong | Shore Regional Remembers Beloved Teammate
The Shore Regional girls soccer team had an exciting 2017 as they powered through the playoffs and won their third straight Group I state title, but celebration was cut short 11 days later as beloved teammate Aleka Damiano, a 17-year-old West Long Branch resident, passed away after tragically falling ill. It hasn’t been an easy wound to mend, but her Blue Devils teammates have rallied to start the 2018 season and are honoring their play this season in her memory. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about Shore Regional’s appreciation, dedication and affection for Aleka Damiano.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Lax Games of 2018
Top 10 Girls Lacrosse Games: The 2018 high school girls LAX season saw sensational performances in the cage, incredible web gems, and goals of the year. Jersey Sports Zone captured the best of the best, and here are the Top 10 most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone from last season in New Jersey high school girls LAX: #10. Ridgewood 12 Clearview 9 | Group 4 State Final After being eliminated in the first round of the Group 4 state playoffs following their Sectional Title win last season, No. 1 Ridgewood bounced back to win their third State Championship in four years against Clearview. The maroons jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to Lillie Kloak who would wound up with an early hat trick in the first half, but Clearview countered to cut the lead 8-4 at the break. In the second half the Pioneers would keep it a close game, coming within 3 goals, but Ridgewood led by Marley Scala who scored 4 times would hold on to win 12-9. #9. Notre Dame 9 Princeton 8 Notre Dame coming off two impressive blowout victories to begin their 2018 year had a bit more trouble when they ran into Colonial Valley Conference rival Princeton. The Irish were locked into a head to head battle that saw multiple lead changes. Princeton took a late 2 goal lead and thanks to the heroics of Danielle Losier who ended the day with 5 goals, she tied it up and then helped Notre Dame take the lead in the final minutes to come away with the victory. #8. Allentown 7 Notre Dame 3 The match up between the Colonial Valley’s two Top 20 did not disappoint as the first half of Allentown and Notre Dame was a defensive battle that left us knotted up 1-1 at halftime. However, the tides shifted in favor of Allentown for the second half. Rutgers commit Marin Hartshorn led the Red Birds to a 7-3 victory and handed ND their first loss of the season thanks to a four goal performance. Your second look at this exciting rivalry has now arrived: #7. Notre Dame 13 Holy Cross 2 Notre Dame kicked off the season with an impressive 15-3 win over conference rival Hopewell Valley. The Irish rolled into their next meeting with Holy Cross Academy, coming off an upset to reigning Group 2 Champ Haddon Township with that same momentum. With great transitional play Notre Dame was unstoppable in the 13-2 victory over the Lancers. ND was led by second year transfer Danielle Loser, who put on a spectacular four goal performance. #6. Allentown 15 Hightstown 2 | MCT Quarterfinals Following a tough loss to No. 12 Bridgewater- Raritan, Allentown entered the Mercer County Tournament with some extra momentum. The second seed Red Birds coming off a 10 goal win in the opening round continued their success against No. 7 Hightstown. Freshman Alyssa Castellano was the difference maker, her 5 goal performance propelled Allentown to a 15-2 victory and a trip to the MCT Semifinals. #5. Bishop Ahr 11 vs Edison 8 Cassidy Veltre scored 4 goals in the 2nd half as The Trojans of Bishop Ahr were in prime position with a commanding 11-5 lead late in the 2nd half. Edison responded with 3 goals to make it a 11-8 game with just 1:30 remaining, but Bishop Ahr got a key save in net by Sydeny Samuelson and was able to hold off the Edison comeback for a 11-8 win on the road. #4. RBR 8 vs Shore Regional 7 | 1st Round SCT Meghan Murray scored the Bucs final two goals including the game-winner with :37 left in the game to give the Bucs a spot in the SCT quarterfinals. Murray finished with a hat-trick and freshman goalie Emily Dee made eight saves including three critical stops in the final five minutes. Shore was led by Ohio State signee Mary Kate George who had five goals. Red Bank Regional went on to face #1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals. #3. Moorestown 14 vs Ridgewood 9 | Tournament of Champions Kara Rahaim made 10 of her 16 saves in the second half and Ridgewood scored five straight goals in the second to reach the Tournament of Champions final. Cat Roxas had a hat trick and four other Maroons scored two goals as well. JSZ is here to give you a second look at this exciting memory for the Maroons. #2. RBC 8 vs RBR 7 Kristen Pezzullo’s goal with 2:22 remaining proved to be the game-winner as the Caseys complete a season sweep of their rival. Red Bank Regional had a 4-3 lead at the half and took a 6-5 lead in the second half before RBC strung together three straight goals capped off by Pezzullo’s second tally of the game. Mackenzie Boyle led the RBC attack with three goals. #1. RFH 11 vs Manasquan 7 | SCT Girls Final Gill Curran scored three first-half goals and freshman Chase Boyle added a pair of scores in the second half to give RFH a remarkable sixth consecutive SCT title. Manasquan rallied from 5-2 down in the first half to tie the game at 6. Curran’s third goal of the game gave Rumson a 7-6 lead at the half. Jenna Harms second goal of the game got the Warriors within 8-7, but RFH closed the game out with three straight goals. This is your number 1 viewed girls lacrosse game here on JSZ!
JSZ Year in Review: Top HS Girls Soccer Games from 2017
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you exciting action from the pitch this fall in New Jersey high school soccer. We look back on the top ten most viewed games from our coverage in 2017: #10 Shore Regional 2 Point Pleasant Beach 1 – Central Jersey Group 1 State Playoffs Frankie McDonough and Kendall Rich both scored from short range in the early part of the second half to give the Blue Devils a spot in the Central Jersey Group 1 semifinals. After a scoreless first half, McDonough and Rich found the net in the 44th and 46th minutes. Julia Cairns got the lone goal for Point Beach with a beautiful left foot shot just 28 seconds after Rich’s goal, but Point Beach never found the equalizer. Watch the highlights of Shore Regional’s state soccer victory: #9: Middletown North 1 Middletown South 0 Darien Rinn’s close-range goal at the 12:11 mark was the only goal of the game as the Lions earn avenge a 3-0 loss to Middletown South earlier in the regular seaosn. Haley Martin had eight saves to get the shutout. Watch the goal and some great saves in our highlights: #8: Freehold Township 2 Freehold Boro 0 Freehold Township 2 Freehold Boro 0 Laura Noseworthy scored in the final minute of the first half and Meghan Summonte added a second-half score to give the Lady Patriots a 2-0 win over rival Freehold Boro to improve to 8-0. Watch two great goals that happened because of sensational passing: #7: Steinert 3 Allentown 0 – Mercer County Tournament Championship The undefeated Allentown girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the season after falling to Steinert 3-0 in the Mercer County Tournament championship game. Gabby DeLisa hit two goals from deep range to capture the Spartans first county title since 2006. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has all the highlights! #6: Shore Regional 1 Saint John Vianney 1 Kendall Rich’s goal in the 69th minute gave the Blue Devils a tie on the road at SJV. Cameran Cox gave SJV a 1-0 lead early in the second half. It was the start of a tremendous rivalry between the two Shore Conference foes: #5: Wall 4 Freehold Township 2 – Shore Conference Tournament Championship Jenna Karabin had a three-goal night to help lead the Crimson Knights to an upset win over top-seeded Freehold Township in the SCT championship game at Ocean Township High. Wall lost to the Patriots 3-1 in the regular season, but the Crimson Knights set the tone in the first half. Lauren Karabin fed twin sister Jenna for the first goal of the game. In the final minute of the first half, Hailee Reinhardt delivered a perfect ball on the corner kick that was headed home by sophomore Marissa Sciorilli who picked the perfect time to score her first varsity goal. With a 2-0 lead at the half, it looked like it would be a comfortable Crimson Knights victory when Jenna Karabin scored her second goal of the game at the 60-minute mark. But Freehold Township mounted an impressive comeback scoring two goals in the span of two minutes starting with a Jessica Judge free kick that clanked off the post and in the net followed by a Jasmine Colbert goal from close range. Freehold Township got within 3-2 with 12 minutes to go, but seconds after the Patriots flurry, Karabin halted the momentum with a fantastic low shot weaving around two defenders. Watch highlights and post-game reaction from the Crimson Knights: #4: Middletown South 4 Somerville 3 (OT) – North 2 Group 3 Semifinals Emma Laudisi had a hat trick including the golden goal in overtime as Middletown South delivered one of the biggest upsets in New Jersey girls high school soccer in 2017. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has the stunner from the state playoffs: #3: Freehold Township 2 East Brunswick 1 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 4 Finals Trailing 1-0 and with the season on the line, the Colbert twins rally Freehold Township into the state semifinals. East Brunswick took a 1-0 lead on an Alyna Negron goal in the second half. Bears keeper Lauren Krinsky, a University of Delaware commit, made a number of stellar saves, but the Patriots broke through as Jasmine’s shot off a rebound tied the game with just under three minutes to go. In overtime, it was Jada Colbert playing the role of hero with the golden goal. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has all the highlights and post-match reaction from an outstanding game at Howell High School: #2: Shore Regional 5 Glen Ridge 4 – Group 1 State Championship For the third straight year, the Blue Devils delivered heartbreak to Glen Ridge in the state championship. Shore trailed 4-2 in the second half, but mounted an amazing comeback. It started with Frankie McDonough on a 30 yard free kick blast. Then with three minutes to go in regulation, Julia Eichenbaum drew Shore even. Instead of overtime, the Blue Devils got the ggame-winnerwith just nine ticks left on the clock as Hannah Birdsall delivered a pass to Eichenbaum who buried the championship clincher from close range. Birdsall had two goals for Shore, while Lindsay Jaiyesimi had a hat trick for Glen Ridge. JSZ’s Jay Cook brings us the incredible action and post-match reaction from Kean University: #1: Saint John Vianney 3 Shore Regional 3 Erin Gilfillan’s goal with under two minutes to go forced overtime and Brelynn Bellamy came up with a sensational defensive play in the closing seconds of the first overtime session to give Saint John Vianney a 3-3 tie with Shore Regional. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw earlier in the regular season. Shore Regional had a 2-1 lead in the final ten minutes before Cameran Cox drew a penalty kick. Chloe Sherman tied the game at two on the PK, but Shore answered right back on a breakaway goal from Frankie McDonough to take a 3-2 lead. With under two minutes to go, Erin Gilfillan delivered a 34 yard blast to force overtime. In OT, Julia Eichenbaum thought she had a golden goal, but after getting the ball by the keeper, Bellamy came in and steered the ball away from the back of the net. Watch the highlights from an incredible game: 2017 Girls Soccer Goals of the Year Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us so many great highlights all year long and there’s more to come in 2018! Take a look back at our top goals of 2017:
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
JSZ Game Balls come to Wayne Hills, Shore Regional
As the spring sports season comes to a close, JSZ is wrapping up our Game Ball honorees as we visit the state and honor great baseball and softball performances. It was great to spend time with Wayne Hills and Shore Regional prior to their season finales. Congratulations to Jenna Maguire and Sophia Fedak for winning our fan polls earlier this year: Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.